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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.

AKINS Lloyd B. Akins J

 84 of 112 E. William St. Bath, died Tuesday June 14, 2011 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility.  He was born in Waverly, N.Y., May 16, 1927 the son of Lloyd B. and Wilma Little Akins, Sr he was pre-deceased by his wife Leona B. Akins May 1, 1998.  Lloyd was the Head of the X-Ray Dept. at Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath for many years, after retiring from the hospital he went to work in the X-Ray Dept. at the Bath V.A. he was an avid reader, fisherman, and stamp collector, he was known for his great sense of humor, and a life-long member of the Elks.  The family would like to thank Southern Tier Hospice for the excellent care that was given to their father, especially Melissa, Michelle, Judy and Rachel Surviving are his son Kenneth (Mary) Akins of Elmira, daughters Jeanne Clift of Bath, Elaine (Steve) Coon of Middlebury, VT, and Cheryl (George) Harkness of Cameron brother John Akins of Waverly and 10 Grandchildren, 3 Great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews he was pre-deceased by his sister JoAnne Burroughs Friends are invited to a Memorial Service Sunday at 2 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport Rev. Jerry Holcombe will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southern Tier Hospice.   Corning Leader - June 16, 2011


ALLEN Michael R. Allen

Age 69, of Montour Falls, NY, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, and Florida, died on Sunday, June 19, 2011, shifting his truck into high gear to meet with his heavenly Father. There are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at New Hope Baptist Church, State St., Millport, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the church. He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Rose Allen; mother-in-law, Lillian Dutrizac; and son, Albert Philip. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Rita; brother, Jesse (Bonnie) Allen; sisters, Mary Lou (Ernest) Campbell, Sharon Henry, and Vicki (Jay) Mahon; children, Loretta (Buzzy) Charbono, Arky (Anne) Philip, Ann Hall, and Theresa Fisher; also, Ralph (Susan) Rice, Leo (Cynthia) Rice, Jerry (Lisa) Rice, Art Rice, Jeff (Connie) Rice; also many nieces and nephews; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Star Gazette – June 21, 2011


BARLETTO Peter Barletto

86, of Tunkhannock died Tuesday at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock.  He was preceded in death by his wife Mildred Long Barletto.  He was born on March 11, 1925 in Newark, N.J., a son of the late Joseph and Carmella Christano Barletto.  He was a United States Navy Veteran that served in World War II. He was employed by the General Motors Corporation from where he retired. After his retirement he fell in love with the countryside and furthered his education at Penn State with classes in agriculture so he could start raising beef cattle on his farm in Lawton and he also enjoyed hunting, and most of all he family and friends enjoyed his ingenuity and great sense of humor.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Barletto.  He is survived by his sons, Steve and wife Linda Barletto of Meshoppen and Peter and wife Joan Barletto of New Jersey; brother Richard and wife Rosland Barletto, of Nutly, N.J.; and sister-in-law Audrey Barletto of Beachwood, N.J.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor Jean L. Swett. Interment will be in Jersey Hill Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday.  Towanda Daily Review - June 16, 2011   


BARTHOLOMEW Anna Jane Galloro

75, of 902 Gordon Street, Anderson, S.C., died on Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Born Oct. 7, 1935, in Elkland, she was a daughter of the late Roy Bartholomew and Elma Boyden Bartholomew.  She was a homemaker and a member of Farmington Baptist Church in Farmington.  Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Anthony Dominick "Tony" Galloro, of the home; three children, son, Dominic Anthony Galloro and wife, Lynne; son, Perry Roy Galloro and wife, Janet; daughter, Julie Ann Snyder and husband, Jim; two grandchildren, Dante Galloro, Meredith Snyder; two sisters, Doris Butler, Mary Butler; four brothers, Dean, Jay, Dick, and Joe Bartholomew. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Eugene Bartholomew.  In keeping with Mrs. Galloro's final wishes, her remains will be cremated and no funeral services planned.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 21, 2011


BELL Walter B. Bell III

68, of Lockwood, N.Y. died Monday, June 13th, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born July 8th, 1942 in Dover, N.J., the son of the Late Margaret (Counterman) and George Bell, and loving husband of Margaret (Snyder) Bell.  Walter worked as a forger for McWilliams Forge in Rockaway, New Jersey after his retirement he moved his family to Lockwood in 2006. He was a true outdoorsman, loved to trap shoot, hunt, fish, anything that involved the outdoors. He also enjoyed stock car racing both as a fan and a driver.  Surviving Walter is his wife Margaret E. (Snyder) Bell at home, his children: Walter Ernest Bell, of Knolton, N.J., Kenneth Edward Bell, of Budd Lake, NJ., Bernice Bell, of Windgap, Pa. and William Joseph Bell, of Knolton, N.J., He is also survived by his ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren, his sister Jean and his brother Charles. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 16th at 3 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly, N.Y. Pastor Dick Vanderpool will officiate. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. Please visit to send condolences or to order flowers.   Sayre Morning Times – June 15, 2011


BROWN Betty Jane Brown Doughty  (BJ, Grandmabeej)

Elmira: Age 69, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, died at home with her loving family by her side, following a long, courageous battle with lung cancer, on Friday, June 10, 2011. Betty was born on August 21, 1941, in Dushore, PA, daughter of the late Archie E. (1986) and Beatrice A. Brown (1995). She is also predeceased by her infant sister, Diane Lynn (1956) and mother-in-law, Betty Doughty (2008) and father-in-law, Frank Doughty (1987). Betty is lovingly remembered and survived by her loving husband of 50 years (April 15, 2011), Frank Doughty, III; children, Jacqueline (James) Pryslak and Thomas (Dorothy) Doughty of Elmira, NY, and Timothy (Stephanie) Doughty of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Gregory, Andrew, Joseph and Erik Pryslak, Kelly, Kimberly, Keegan, Karter, Kaden and Kooper Doughty; siblings, Edward Brown, Robert Brown (Jan Halstead) and Darlene (Donald) Hill, all of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law Robert (Lori) Doughty of Corning, NY, and sister-in-law Carol (Merlin) Russell of Tallahassee, FL; several special nieces, nephews and cousins including the Brown, Hill, Villard, and Doughty families; also many special friends, including Wilda Brusso and Helen Bohlayer. Betty was a 1959 graduate of Southside High School. She was employed for many years by Hills Department Store and as a bus aide for the Elmira City School District. She was an avid bird watcher, animal lover, gardener, casino gambler, cow collector, and Elmira Jackals fan. She was known for her delicious homemade fudge and macaroni and cheese, crocheted family pillows, and, for making special birthday cakes for her grandchildren. Betty was caring, generous, supportive, loving and loyal. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren's many school and social functions, going to breakfast and/or dinner with "the girls" and shopping with "Martha". She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends are invited to Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, from 6-8 PM. A memorial service will follow. Betty's family extends a special thanks to the entire staff at the Falck Cancer Center, staff on 2B & 4B at AOMC, special angel Cynthia Kilbury, and Southern Tier Hospice (Kate and Patsy), as well as, Dr. Marianne Everett. The family will provide flowers. Donations in Betty's memory may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY, 14830; The Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY, 14901; or the SPCA, 2435 New York 352, Big Flats, NY, 14814.   Star Gazette – June 12, 2011


BRYAN James (Bonzo) P. Bryan

died on June 18, 2011 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa., with his family by his side.  Bonzo was born in Towanda, Pa., on Dec. 24, 1961 son of Gloria Silverstrim Bryan and the late John J. Bryan, Jr. He graduated from Sullivan County High School a member of the Class of 1979.  Bonzo was a big man with an even bigger heart. He loved spending time with his family and his friends, especially his niece and nephew, who were for all intents and purposes just like children to him. He was always ready to help anyone with anything at any time, whether it was helping Nick and Emily get moved into their new houses, or helping a friend work on their car. Bonzo was extremely handy and very knowledgeable when it came to anything having to do with motors and or construction. He was very proud to be a self-employed over the road truck driver. Bonzo enjoyed drag racing his 1972 Nova in Numidia with his team "Banjo Racing" and dune buggy racing in Monroeton. He enjoyed spending time in his garage and always had a project that he was working on. He had a great love for animals, especially dogs. He loved to hunt, having just finishing building a new deer stand with the help of his friend Wolfie. He will be missed by many.  Bonzo was a member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore, Pa.  Surviving: mother, Gloria Bryan of Dushore, Pa., brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Janet Bryan Dushore, Pa.; nephew and wife, Nick and Becky Bryan, Blossburg, Pa.; niece and fiancé, Emily Bryan and Philip Baumunk Muncy Valley, Pa.; great-nephew, Luke Bryan, Blossburg, Pa.; numerous aunts and uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial at will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, at St. Basil's Church Dushore, with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.  The Family will provide the Flowers and request that memorial be directed in his memory to St. Basil's Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614.  Towanda Daily Review - June 20, 2011


CISCOE Robert "Bob" E. Ciscoe

71, Trout Run, Pa., died on June 12, 2011 at home with his wife Rose at his side.  Born Nov. 11, 1939 in Rock Glen, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert and Mae Ciscoe.  On Feb. 14, 1986 he married the former Rose Manahan.  Bob retired from the United States Coast Guard in 1978 after 20 years of service. He then went on to own his own taxidermy and sporting goods business for several years in Rhode Island before returning to Pennsylvania.  He went on to work for several youth groups including; Red Rock Job Corps Center, Concern Inc., and then Lycoming County Children and Youth Shelter Care until he retired.  In 1996, Bob was able to fulfill his lifelong dream of owning a home in the countryside where he was able to enjoy the outdoors and all Mother Nature had to offer. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying yearly fishing trips to Calabogie, Canada. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Rose; his beloved dogs, Rex, Fritz and Greta; his mother-in-law, June Manahan; and brother-in-law, Richard Manahan, both of Dushore, Pa.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mae Ciscoe; a brother, Tommie Ciscoe; and his father-in-law, Richard Manahan.  In keeping with Bob's wishes there will be no services.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, Pa.  Donations may be made to Susquehanna Health Hospice: 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701     Towanda Daily Review - June 14, 2011  


CONKEY Michael L. Conkey

52, of Purdy Creek Rd. died Tuesday (June 14, 2011) in the town of Cameron.  Mike was born August 20, 1958 in Hornell to Warren and Ruth (Norton) Conkey. On December 18, 1982 in Westfield, Pa. he married Robin Lynn Metcalf who predeceased him in September of 2001. In addition to his wife and parents Mike was also predeceased by two sisters: Phyllis Donahue and Christine Gensler.  He was a lifelong resident of Canisteo, graduating from Canisteo Central School class of 1976. He was a union carpenter for Local 700 of Corning. Mike's interests included racing small remote control cars, helping with mechanic work on full size race cars. He also loved snowmobiling and enjoyed spending time with his many friends and family.  Survivors include five sisters: Vivian (John) Congdon of Canisteo, Kathleen Sexton of North Hornell, Jeanne Sackett and Lois Jimerson both of Hornell and Helen (Dennis) Remchuk of Savona, nieces and nephews. God children: Caleb and Ethan Miller of Canisteo and close and dear friends Robin Miller of Canisteo and Robin Rink of Arkport.  There will be no calling hours or service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery in Canisteo. Family and friends are invited to a time of fellowship and remembrance on Saturday ( June 25) from 4-7 pm at the Arkport American Legion.  Memorial contributions in Michael Conkey's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St. Johnson City, N.Y. 13790.  Funeral arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo.   Corning Leader – June 18, 2011


CONKLIN Marshall E. "Buster"

Horseheads: Age 84 and long time resident of Ridge Rd. Horseheads died at home surrounded by his family on Mon. June 13, 2011. He was born Nov. 30, 1926 in Elmira, NY, to Frank and Elizabeth (Livermore) Conklin. His surviving family includes his wife of 59 years, Bernice (Eggersdorf) Conklin; Son and Daughters, Rita Conklin of Horseheads, Judy (Mark) Kolceski of Baldwinsville, NY, Joseph Conklin of Horseheads; Brother, David (Eunice) Conklin also of Horseheads, Sisters, Rachel Clark of Horseheads and Virginia Swift of Elmira, NY. Buster was also predeceased by his sister, Rebecca Carrier. Buster was graduate of Horseheads High School and Michigan State. A life long horseman, Buster was a self-employed Horseshoer (Farrier) & traveled the Southern Tier, shoeing all types of horses for many farms & stables. He was the resident Farrier from 1976-1991 at the Large Animal Clinic at Cornell University where he taught many students the horseshoeing trade. He was a dedicated member of Pine Valley Baptist Church, Veteran Grange, Mutual Vigilance Society, Chemung County Fair and 4-H programs. He was founding member of the American Farrier's Association and Hall of Fame, active member of Western NY Farrier's Association and avid hunter and sportsman. He also raised, trained, and showed horses for many years with his family—his main event was Calf Roping. In his spare time he also enjoyed camping traveling and snowmobiling. Family and friends are invited to call at the Pine Valley Baptist Church, Route 14, 3872 Pinecrest Road, Millport, NY on Sat. June 25 from 10-12:00 noon his service will follow at 12:00 Noon with his friend the Rev. Robert Stuart officiating. Graveside service will take place in Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Buster with memorials to: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County 4-H agricultural programs, 425 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904.   Star Gazette – June 19, 2011


COOK Mary J. Hibbard

age 79, died on June 9, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira.  She had recently been a resident of Chemung County Nursing Facility.  Mary had previously been living with her sisters, Ruby Miller and Jennie Tyson of Elmira.  Mary was born January 14, 1932 to Eugene James Cook and Edna L.(Newman) Cook.  She is survived by two sisters Ruby and Jennie. She had three brothers who predeceased her- James (Jim) Cook, Wayne Cook, and John Cook.  She was also predeceased by a grandson – Daniel Scott Hibbard.  Mary married Melvin Spencer Hibbard of Addison, December 5, 1952 in Pine Valley.  Melvin predeceased her May 13, 1981. Mary is survived by one daughter: Sheila (Chuck) Karney of Big Flats; five sons:  John (Jack) Hibbard of Hornby, Melvin (Scott) Hibbard of Addison, Frank (Nora) Hibbard of Addison, David (Pam) Hibbard of Addison, Ronnie (Dawn) Hibbard of Addison; Twelve grandchildren; one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.  Mary worked at Westinghouse in Bath for a while.  She quit there to spend many years working beside her husband running a dairy farm plus keeping house in the Town of Tuscarora. Mary loved to fish, garden, travel and anything to do with the outdoors.  She loved to have fun and was a true friend to many.  She worked hard and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anybody.  Family and friends may call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, on Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Services will be held on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Scott Greene Officiating. Interment will following at Addison Rural Cemetery.  Donations in Mary's name can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or The American Cancer Society.  Corning Leader – June 12, 2011


DAVIS Ralph B. Davis, Jr.

69, of Covington, died Sunday, June 12, 2011, at his home. He was the husband of Mala Pidcock Davis whom he married Oct. 30, 1971. Ralph was born Jan. 6, 1942, in Doylestown, the son of the late Ralph B. and Theresa Mary Stieger Davis, Sr. He was owner/operator/auto mechanic of New Colony Garage and had previously worked as a security guard for Ward ACP and a Zoning Officer for Covington Township. Ralph was a member of the VFW and Tri Camps Hunting Club, and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was a United States Air Force veteran serving during Viet Nam. Surviving are his wife, Mala; son, Ralph B. Davis III (Jennifer) of Winterport, Maine; daughter, Kristy Reinheimer (Jody) of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Theodore Posuriak, Anthony Posuriak, both of Winterport, Maine, Brandon Dooley, Katlyn Dooley, Sean Dooley, all of Wellsboro, Jason Kovacs of Warminster; brother, John Davis of Feasterville; and sister, Joan Achenbach of Birdsboro. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Britina Kovacs; and brother, Bob Davis.  Funeral service will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society , 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 13, 2011 


DECKER Frances M. Seagren

Age 82 of Horseheads, NY. She was born February 9, 1929 in Montour Falls, daughter of the late Edward J. and Alta (Hall) Decker, Sr. and died Friday, June 10, 2011 at the home of her daughter surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her son James Seagren and sister Marjorie Soutar. Frances is survived by her daughter Debra Smith of Horseheads; grandchildren Katy Hart of Elmira Heights and Michael Hart of Horseheads; brothers Edward Jr., Donald and Robert Decker along with several nieces and nephews. Frances retired from Westinghouse/IST after 30 years of service. She was a longtime volunteer with the Arctic League and was a supporter of the Chemung County S.P.C.A. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, June 17th from 5 to 7 pm. Her funeral service will be held there on Saturday, June 18th at 11 am. Rev. Dr. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, Catharine, NY.   Star Gazette – June 14, 2011


DENGLE Bruce A. Dengle

Bruce A. Dengle, of Moorestown, NJ, died very unexpectedly on Monday, May 23 2011. Bruce was born on November 8, 1957 to James and Mary Dengle. Bruce attended and graduated from Horseheads High School in 1976. He went on to further his education and graduated from SUNY Canton in 1990 with a degree in Mortuary Science. While attending SUNY Canton Bruce was also recognized by the Who's Who in College Students. Following his graduation he then went on to work in the funeral business at Baker Family Funeral Home. Bruce also volunteered with local fire departments in Wellsburg, Horseheads and Big Flats New York. He is also a past member of the Big Flats Lions Club. While attending SUNY Canton Bruce met his wife Tracy (nee Clark). They were married on April 29, 1995. They had two sons Timothy Krag and Nicholas Arthur. In addition to his Wedding day and the birth of his two sons another significant event in his life was on October 11,1998 when he was baptized and confirmed at Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira, New York. It was also a particularly moving moment when Bruce was able to join his family at the Communion rail and participate in the Great Thanksgiving. Bruce and his family relocated to Moorestown, New Jersey in 2002. Bruce pursued another interest and that was in the food services profession. He was employed with the Harvest Diner Inc. in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. While working Bruce met and made many lifelong friends. He did both on and off site catering and had a friendly, talkative and familiar presence, especially with all of his "regulars". Bruce also assisted with the Oktoberfest and Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper that were held at his families Church, Christ Episcopal Church in Riverton NJ.  In addition to his wife and children and his parents, Bruce is also survived by his brother James Jr., former sister in law Jackie, many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. A younger brother Stephen predeceased him in 1980. He was also predeceased by both his maternal and paternal grandparents.  A celebration of Bruce's life will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Christ Episcopal Church in Riverton, NJ at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bruce's memory to the following organizations, Christ Episcopal Church, The Lenola Fire and Rescue Company or to a charity of your choice.  Arrangements by Weber Funeral Home, Riverton.  Courier-Post – May 29, 2011


DINSMORE Dolores Mae Mint

died peacefully, on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, after a prolonged illness. Her husband Joe was at her bedside, holding her hand — as always.   To those of you who knew her, she was “Dolly” and was 39 years old…and holding. She was born in Detroit, Mich., to John Dinsmore and Mary Harris Dinsmore, on September 22, 1930 and raised in Hazelton, Pa., area. She graduated from McAdoo High School in 1948, where she was a member of the band. Saxophone was her specialty and she was head majorette. Dolly met her husband, Joe Mint, at a dance in McAdoo in 1949, where he was playing drums in The Scotty Parson’s Big Band. During a break, Joe wanted to meet the pretty girl that was dancing with his cousin, Billy Mingo. Well, Joe and Dolly met, fell in love, and then were married, in Hazleton on October 17, 1953. They later moved to Sayre, Pa., where they raised their family.  Joe and Dolly had four children, and three grandchildren. Dolly’s childhood ambition was to become a nurse, but she was unable to attend nursing school due to financial hardships caused by the Great Depression. So Dolly stayed at home to raise her children, while Joe worked hard at building his business. Because of her unrealized dream, Dolly was passionate about her children’s education and she made it her mission to ensure that her children and grandchildren were able to pursue their goals.  Dolly leaves behind many grateful friends and family members, who thank her for being such a wonderful friend, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother, as well as for being such a wonderful role model in life. Dolly is survived by her husband Joe of Athens, Pa., daughters Janet of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Jodi of St. Augustine, Fla., sons Ray of Spencer, N.Y., and Joe of Waverly, N.Y., siblings Jayne Moody of Drums, Pa., and Robert Dinsmore, of Daytona Beach, Fla., and grandchildren Jordan DePratter, Christopher Aussem, and Caden Mint.  To those of you who would like to say your last good-byes, the viewing will be at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa., on Friday, June 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the All Saints Catholic Church, 17 North Cleveland Street, McAdoo, Pa., with a graveside service immediately following at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in McAdoo, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made in Dolly’s memory to the: Alzheimer’s Foundation of NE PA, Kirby Health Center, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.   Sayre Morning Times – June 18, 2011


ELLIS Clara (Ellis) Biener

84, of Clearwater, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Highland Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Clearwater. Clara was born in Towanda PA, July 21, 1926 to Harry and Elizabeth Ellis. She worked as a self employed caregiver.  Clara was predeceased by husband Edmund and son James, sister Helen; brothers Tom, Eugene, and Robert.  Survivors include brother John; daughters Ann Biener of Bath and Brenda (Jeff) Smith of Rock Hill SC; sons John (Martha) Biener of Bath and Paul Biener of Scio NY; Grandchildren Mike (Helen) Biener of Bath, Billie-Jo Biener of Binghamton; Cody, Cheyenne, Cassondra, and Cienna Smith of Rockhill SC. Several great grand children, nieces and nephews.  A private burial will be held at Bath National Cemetery. Arrangements are with Hiers-Baxley funeral home in Ocala FL.  Corning Leader – June 18, 2011   


BARNETT Nancy B. Erway

68, of Genesee, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 17, 2011 in her home. Born September 18, 1942, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Robert R. and Lucille Scott Barnett. On February 2, 1963, in Gold, she married Dale E. Erway, who survives. She was a 1960 graduate of Northern Potter High School and a graduate of Bloomsburg State Teachers College. She and her husband owned and operated a potato farm and the Gol-DEN-Ray potato processing plant for many years. She was a member of the Gold Baptist Church, where she served as a deaconess, Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, church treasurer, and musician. She was a director of the Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative from 1979 - 1992, serving as chairman for four years and the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association from 1988 - 1992, serving as chairman for three years. She served as Allegany Township Judge of Election, as a local board member for the Selective Service System, as a member of the Potter County Human Services Advisory Board, and volunteered with the local mentoring program. Surviving besides her husband, Dale, are: a son, Timothy A. (Heather) Erway of East Windsor, NJ; three daughters, Debra C. (Michael) Morgan and Sheila D. (Benjamin R.) Olney, both of Ulysses, and Jennifer J. (Glenn) Bergin of Churchville; eleven grandchildren, Andrew Morgan, Alexandria Morgan, Matthew Morgan, Sarah Morgan, Rebecca Morgan, Aaron Olney, Joy Olney, Kent Bergin, Kevin Bergin, Brandon Bergin, and Derek Bergin; a brother, Jerry (Marcella) Barnett of Ulysses; two sisters, Sally (Charles) Helderman of Lemont, IL and Judith (Kevin) Haroldson of Park Rapids, MN; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, James Barnett. Friends may call Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from 1:00 - 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, Wednesday in the Gold Church, with the Rev. Frank Mickle, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse (for US disaster relief), c/o Gold Church, 35 SR 449 North, Genesee, PA 16923 or the Gold Church Development Fund.  Star Gazette – June 19, 2011


GALLAGHER Maureen Ann (Gallagher) Pugliese

Born on June 5, 1947 in Brooklyn NY to James and Mary Gallagher. Maureen died peacefully on June 11, 2011 at Peninsula Hospital Center surrounded by her family after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Francis Pugliese, her daughters Sharon Coughlin, Nichole Pugliese, Jamie Hearn, and her son Andrew Pugliese, her sons-in-law Robert Coughlin Jr. and Gregory Hearn, grandchildren Rory and Jacob Coughlin and Kinley Maureen Hearn, her step-mother Patricia Gallagher, her brothers James and Patrick Gallagher, step-sister Patricia Assortato, step-brother Robert Dolle, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Maureen dedicated her life to helping others. She was once an employee of the NYPD, a social worker and aid to a Congress Representative, a Foster Care parent, a softball coach, a Boy Scout den leader, past president of The League of Women Voters, member of The Chemung County Council of Women, and an active board member of the Elmira Senior Center. She was a dedicated wife, mom and grandma. She repeatedly told us to 'just do your best'. She always saw the potential in others and taught us that kindness does matter and one person can make a difference. We would like to thank all the staff at Mercy Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Peninsula Hospital Center for the care they provided to Maureen during her diagnosis, treatment, and hospice stay. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home, 91-05 Beach Channel Dr., Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 (718) 634-4011. A wake will be held on June 14, 2011 from 2-5 and 7-10. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on June 15, 2011 at 9:45 a.m. at St. Francis De Sales Church, 129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Belle Harbor, NY 11694. Maureen will be laid to rest at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY. In lieu of flowers we request that a donation be made to Butterflies By The Sea Eisenstadt Hospice Care Unit at Peninsula Hospital Center, 51-15 Beach Channel Dr., Far Rockaway, NY 11691.   Star Gazette – June 13, 2011



Age 63 of Elmira, NY died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at home after a brief illness. He is survived by his loving daughter Zofia Gawlak and dear friend Deborah King both of Elmira. Jan was born in Poland. He was an animal and nature lover. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, June 22nd from 10 am to 12 noon. His funeral and committal services will follow at 12 noon.  Star Gazette – June 21, 2011


Kirk Joseph GRIDLEY, 54, of Hollywood, CA, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Friday, November 5, 2010. Born January 5, 1956, in Wellsboro, PA, he was the son of Thomas A. and Shirley L. Bowers Gridley.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Westfield, where he served as an altar boy. A 1974 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, he served honorably with the US Army.  In high school, he was a member of the football and wrestling teams, and was a drummer in a local band. He was employed as an art supply delivery man. Surviving are:  his mother and step-father, Shirley and Robert N. Miller of Westfield, PA;  a brother, Lt. Col. Bruce (Carmen) Gridley, Retired of Fort Washington, MD;  a sister, Jill (Kevin) Carpenter of Schertz, TX;  special adopted sister, Nicki English of Wellsboro;  his step-mother, Patricia Gridley of Huntersville, NC;  several step-siblings;  two nieces, Carla Gridley and Kristina Gridley;  two nephews, KR Carpenter and Kyle Ryan Carpenter;  aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father.  A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church Window Fund, Westfield, PA 16950.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Corning Leader – November 9, 2010


GRIDLEY Kirk Joseph

A memorial service for Kirk Joseph Gridley will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 25, in St. John's Episcopal Church, Westfield. The Rev. Joseph F. McNamara, Rector, will preside.  Mr. Gridley, 54, of Hollywood, Calif., formerly of Westfield, died on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church Window Fund, Westfield, Pa. 16950. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 21, 2011


HESKELL Arlene V. Swingle

61, of 3328 Homets Ferry Road, Wyalusing, Pa., died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at her home following declining health. Arlene was born in Towanda, Pa., on Sept. 15, 1949, the daughter of Charles and Mary Clark Heskell. She was formerly employed by Ethel's Place in Wyalusing, the Marie Antoinette Inn and the Rocket Courier office in Wyalusing. Arlene enjoyed spending time with her family, caring for her dogs, the outdoors and fishing.  Surviving are: her long time companion, William Swingle; son and daughter-in-law, William and Lori Parsons; stepchildren, Shelly Puterbaugh, Jenny Walker and Laura Foux; grandchildren, Billy, Devin, Cody, and Allison Parsons, Brandon and Gage Williams and Johnny Minier; step-grandchildren, Haley Puterbaugh, Dakota Mapes, Caleb , Alison, Savannah and Gracelyn Walker, Joshua Foux; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Peggy Heskell; several nieces and nephews; a special niece, Sandy Masteller.  She was preceded in death by: her daughter, Gwen Parsons in 2007; father, Charles Heskell in 1973; mother, Mary Clark Heskell in 1982; brothers, Howard in 1974, Clyde in 2001, George in 2004; sisters, Barb Amelia in 1999 and Joyce Esmus in 2008.  A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Laddsburg Community Church, Laddsburg, Pa. Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Arlene's memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Swingle Family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – June 21, 2011


HOLLAND Beverly “Bev” M. Mott

63, of Athens, Pa., died June 11, 2011 at home with her loved ones by her side.  She was born on January 24, 1948 in New London, Conn., the daughter of the late Daniel and Helen Reynolds Holland.  Bev has been employed with Robert Packer Hospital in the recovery room, drove the hospital shuttle bus, and Tioga Downs Casino as security. She graduated from Fitch High School in Groton, Conn. Bev served on the board of directors of Greater Valley E.M.S. and was past president. She enjoyed playing Bingo. Bev will be missed by all those who knew and loved her, and the family is very grateful to the Guthrie Hospice caregivers and all her friends who were there for her.  She was predeceased by her sisters Patricia Porter and Priscilla Rorabaugh, brother Daniel Holland, and nephew Ryan Kuhse.  Beverly is survived by her husband Francis “Les” Mott, Sr. of Sayre, Pa., children Lori (Ken) Wood of Waverly, N.Y., Rodney Hall Jr. of Horseheads, N.Y., Carrie (David) Root of Waverly, N.Y., stepson Francis Mott Jr. of Ga., grandchildren Dustin, Mindy, Alisha, and Brittany Root, great-grandchildren Lillian and Amelia Chandler, and Aubrey and Brooklyn Root, sisters Helen Killimade of Groton, Conn., and Kim Kuhse of Groton, Conn., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and friends may call Wednesday, June 15, 2011 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. At the family’s request, please dress casually.  Memorial donations may be made in Beverly’s name to: Make A Wish Foundation of NE NY, One Mustang Drive, Cohoes, NY 12047 or American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Sayre Morning Times - June 13, 2011


HOLLENBECK Charles Arthur Hollenbeck

formerly of Wellsboro, died March 15, 2011, in Florida.  A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, June 19, at 2 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 13, 2011 


HUYLER – Mrs. Belle Robbins, 75, of Westfield, PA, died on Friday, April 16, 1954. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Robbins; son, Claude of Westfield; brother, Ward Huyler of Westfield RD; sister, Mrs. Marguerite Galusha of Hammondsport. The funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Clair Statham officiating. Burial was in Mills Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 22 April 1954        500


JACOBS  – Louis D. Jacobs of Elkland, PA, died Saturday, July 10, 1954. He is survived by daughters, Mrs. Arlene McDonald and Mrs. Irene Simonetti of Niagara Falls; sisters, Mrs. Bertha Babcock of Penn Yan and Mrs. Maude [?] of Cohocton; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Requiem High Mass was Monday in St. Thomas Church, Elkland with the Rev. John Kerrigan officiating. Burial was in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Addison. – Wellsboro Agitator, 15 July 1954 


KATONA Maryellen Poulin

Age 69, of Gillett PA, went to join her husband Robert in heaven on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She is survived by her children, Yevette Stewart, Robert (Denise) Poulin, and Lynette (Jerry) Haag; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother Alexander "Sonny" (Jean) Katona; several nieces and nephews. Maryellen retired from P&C Markets, Elmira/Horseheads, NY. It was Maryellen's request that there be no calling hours and a private Funeral Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Elmira Star Gazette – March 11, 2012   


KENNEDY Mary Theresa (Kennedy) Frock

a long-time resident of the Valley died of natural causes on June 17, 2011.  Born Sept. 6, 1920 in Pittston, Pa., she was known to all as “Mollie” and lived at Chemung View Apartments until entering the Sayre House Facility six years ago. She once observed that she never expected to reach 80-years and quipped after hospitalizations that she didn’t expect to be back at Sayre House.  Mollie was married to the late John Byron Frock until his passing in 1966. She is survived by sons John Brian Frock of Glenmoore, Pa. and Richard F. Frock of Athens, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  An avid reader since childhood, Mollie aslo busied herself with knitting while watching news (especially politics) and sports broadcasts. Though a member of the Epiphany Parish in Sayre, she felt most at home in St. Joseph’s in Athens.  Viewing will be at Blauvelt’s from 1 to 3 p.m. and a Mass at Epiphany at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory to the Sayre Library.    Sayre Morning Times – June 18, 2011 


LADEW Erwin (Lucky) Ladew

Horseheads: Erwin A. (Lucky) Ladew, age 86 of Horseheads, NY, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 in Syracuse, NY He was born November 9, 1924 in Milo, NY, son of Clifford and Edna (Kennedy) Ladew. He is survived by his three daughters, Sue Stephens, Mary Swasta, and Lisa Ladew; beloved granddaughters, Michelle Mays and Tiffany Bonus; treasured great-granddaughters, Stefani Strickland and Hayli Hough; sister, Mary Brakora of Michigan; nephews, Frances Jr. and Edward Plympton; niece, Marie Plympton; and many great-nieces and nephews. He retired from National Homes with 30 years of service and worked at Bethany Village for many years after his retirement from National Homes He stayed sharp due to his love of crossword puzzles and Sudoku. He was a Life Member with a 45-year membership at the Horseheads, NY No. 2297 ELKS Club. In his younger days he loved hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and boating. There will be no calling hours. Private memorials will be at the convenience of the families. Those wishing may remember "Lucky" through memorials to the Horseheads Elks Lodge or a charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – June 21, 2011


LAYNG Anthony Tobin Layng

Winston-Salem, NC: Anthony (Tony) Layng, a Winston-Salem tennis enthusiast and an emeritus professor of anthropology, died on Sunday, June 12, 2011. (He would want it pointed out that he has neither "gone" somewhere nor "passed over" anything.) He was born in 1932 in New Jersey to Grant and Virginia Leonard Layng. A life-long religious skeptic, he graduated from Solebury Prep School, completed undergraduate work at Rollins College and Columbia University, and received an M.A. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Case Western Reserve. He was awarded a Purple Heart as a U.S. Marine in the Korean War. He was actively involved in the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi for four years and was a leader for Operation Crossroads Africa in Lesotho. The National Institute of Mental Health supported his ethnographic research on the Carib Reserve in Dominica in the Caribbean, and he worked under John Hope Franklin as a Danforth Foundation Fellow in Black Studies at the University of Chicago. He taught at Washington, Tougaloo, Rollins, and Oberlin colleges in addition to 20 years at Elmira College in New York, from which he retired in 1997. It was then that he, with his beloved wife Donna, settled in Winston-Salem and taught as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest. Donna Layng is a well-known artist in the area and was Tony's favorite doubles tennis partner.  Tony was active locally as a Shepherd's Center Board member and volunteer, and he regularly taught in their Adventures in Learning Program. He also served on the Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission, the Board of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Chateau Ridge Homeowners Association Board as its president. He was a member of the Wake Forest Tennis Center and an active participant in USTA league play.  He is the author of a University Press of America book on the Carib Indians of Dominica and numerous journal and magazine articles on the nature of religion, women, black Americans, American Indians, human sexuality, and evolution. He devoted his professional career to promoting critical thinking and challenging biblical literalism. His students were consistently encouraged to develop a cross-cultural perspective on customary human behavior and to recognize as well as see beyond their own cultural biases.   Tony enjoyed traveling with his wife, Donna Crossed Layng. They visited numerous Indian reservations in the Southwest, the major cities of Australia, and most of the towns in northern Sicily. They also spent time in Hawaii, Israel, and the Caribbean. His daughter, Kristin Szakos, is a writer and member of the Charlottesville, Virginia, City Council, and her husband Joe is Director of the statewide group Virginia Organizing. They have two daughters, Anna and Maria. Tony's stepdaughter, Maria Greer, is a child protective social worker supervisor in High Point. His granddaughter Celena Greer is a rising freshman at Reynolds High School in Winton-Salem. His stepsons Ben Bodewes, a technical support analyst at Frontier Communications and Andy Bodewes, Vice President of Conifer Realty, their wives Kim (Sullivan) and Tina (Tokarski), and his four other grandchildren, Jarred, Jennifer, Sarah, and Jessica, live in Rochester, NY. He is also survived by his older brother and sister-in-law, Geoffrey and Madi Layng of San Clemente, California, and by a surrogate daughter, Helena Cargill, and her family in Nassau, Bahamas.  The family asks that donations in Tony's memory be made to the Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem (1700 Ebert St., Winston-Salem, NC 27103) or to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home (101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103).  Star Gazette – June 14, 2011


LEVINSON – 52, of New York City, a former businessman in Mansfield, died Sunday, March 21, 1954, following a brief illness. Mr. Levinson conducted a men’s furnishing store in Mansfield for several years. Surviving are his wife, Ethel; one brother, Morty, of New York City; four sisters, Mrs. Harry Walpert of Jersey City, NJ, Miss Hannah Levinson of New York City, Mrs. S. Walpert and Mrs. Sadie Finesilver, both of Mansfield. Services and burial were in New York. – Wellsboro Agitator, April 1954  


MacDOUGALL – Malcolm MacDougall, 81, of Johnstown, PA, former superintendent of mining operations at Morris Run, was found dead late Friday, April 16, 1954 in his parked car along the Baltimore-Washington express highway. Mr. MacDougall was en route from his home to Annapolis, MD, where he had planned to spend Easter with his son-in-law & daughter, Rear Adm. Hubert E. Strange, US Navy, and Mrs. Strange. Mr. MacDougall was driving alone. He had been expected to arrive at 4 Friday afternoon at the daughter’s home. When Mr. MacDougall failed to arrive, Admiral Strange asked the Maryland State Police to be on the lookout for him. State troopers found his car along the highway. They said they arrived a short time after Mr. MacDougall had died of a heart attack. Mr. MacDougall was widely known in this area. He retired a few years ago. He was a member of the Bloss Lodge, F&AM, and the Williamsport Consistory where he had served as an officer, and an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Johnstown. He is survived by daughter and two grandsons, all of Annapolis, MD; four sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Johnstown. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. – Wellsboro Agitator, 22 April 1954



Mrs. Paul W. Shafer, wife of the Michigan Republican congressman died in Leila Hospital, Battle Creek, Mich., Monday, July 5, 1954. She was 57 years old. Pennsylvania – born she had come with her parents to Michigan as a child, living in Jackson and Detroit. Mrs. Shafer was born in Tioga County, Pennsylvania May 29, 1897. – Wellsboro Agitator, July 1954    (Find a Grave Memorial #13792539:  Buried beside her husband, Paul Werntz Shafer; Daughter of Nora Odell and Guy Mack, sister to Ethel; Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan)


MEYER Martha E. Meyer Burrowes

85, of Rome Twp., Pa, died Tuesday evening, June 14, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor, W. Burlington Twp., Pa. Born May 29, 1926 in Hicksville, L.I., N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline Meyer.  Martha enjoyed painting and the outdoors.   Surviving are two sons Walter J. Burrowes, Jr. and his wife Julie of Rome, Pa., Patrick N. Burrowes of Naples, Fla.; five grandchildren Jim Burrowes and his wife Charlotte of Rome, Pa., Chris Burrowes and his wife Julie of Lancaster, Pa., Anthony Burrowes and his wife Shannon, Devin Burrowes, and Neil Burrowes all of Naples, Fla.; 10 great-grandchildren; her brother Edwin Meyer of Sherburne, N.Y.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert and Joan Burrowes of Tampa, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter J. Burrowes Sr. on Dec. 12, 2004; brother and sister-in-law Tim and Helen Meyer; sisters and brothers-in-law Madeline and Vincent Wesnofske and Anna and Robert Surprise; sister-in-law Janet Meyer; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harry and Ruby Burrowes.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.   There are no calling hours.  The family suggest memorial contributions be directed to Bradford County Manor Patient Activities Fund, 518 Main Street, West Burlington, PA 16947.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, Pa. is assisting Martha's family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review - June 16, 2011


MORSE Donald F.

Age 90 of Horseheads, NY died Wednesday afternoon, June 15, 2011. Don was born in the Town of Chemung June 24, 1920 to Virginia Eilenberger & Samuel Morse of Coopers Plains, NY. He graduated from Painted Post High School and was a member and usher for over 50 years at the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads. He married his wife, Vevia Miller in 1942 whom survives him. He is also survived by son, Curtis Morse of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Cheryl Lambert, Kari Morse & Laura Morse (Olsowsky); great grandchildren, Coltin & Connar Lambert both of Florida; sister, Alice Wood of Bath, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Don is pre-deceased by brothers, Douglas & LeRoy Morse. Don's family would like to welcome relatives and friends to the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, 1034 W. Broad Street, Horseheasds, NY for his Memorial Service on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 11 AM. The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads in his memory.   Star Gazette – June 19, 2011


MYERS Aileen M. Gowdy

83, of 196 Canton Ave., Monroeton, PA, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, at her home. Aileen was born in Towanda, PA on December 5, 1927 the daughter of Alberta Iva Battin Myers and was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1946. In early years, she was employed by the Henry Dunn Insurance Agency in Towanda and was later employed by the Bradford County Board of Assistance in Towanda until her retirement. She was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Elmira, NY for many years. Aileen loved music, playing the flute and organ, bowling and traveling. Surviving are: her sister, Evelyn M. Maryott of North Towanda; brother, Lewis E. Myers of North Towanda; niece, Konni Russell and husband Dana of Wysox; nephews, Mark Maryott and wife Beth of Perkasie, PA, Guy Maryott and wife Tamar of Monroeton, PA, Eric Maryott and wife Jessica of Monroeton, PA; stepdaughter, Margaret and husband James Callas of Elmira, NY; stepdaughter-in-law, Marion Gowdy of Ledgewood, NJ; step-grandchildren, Peter and his wife Li Callas, Penelope and her husband David Allington, Catherine Callas, Georgia and her husband Thomas Rennie, and MaryAnn and her husband Ed Bledricki; several step-great-grandchildren, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Mengee Gowdy on August 15, 1991; her mother, Alberta in February of 1978; and her stepson, Robert Gowdy. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 23, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA with Rev. Maureen Hipple, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to Trinity Episcopal Church 304 N. Main St., Elmira, NY 14901 in Aileen's memory.   Star Gazette – June 21, 2011


NELSON Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Jelliff

Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Jelliff, age 79, of Corning, died on Saturday June 11, 2011 in Horseheads at Elcor Health Services, Colonial Ridge, with her loving family at her side. Betty was born in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late Alexander 'Sandi' Nelson and Geraldine (Shinners) Nellis. She married Jack Jelliff on June 2, 1954 at Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He survives her. They were married for 57 wonderful years of memories. Betty retired from the Corning Painted Post School District after many years of dedicated service. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved the outdoors, camping and traveling, which included whale watching and Niagara Falls. She is survived by her husband, Jack Jelliff; two daughters, Terry (David) Morseman of Albany, NY, and Penni (Steven) Wilson of Corning; grandsons, Michael Morseman of Albany, Robert (Samantha) Morseman, also of Albany, and Brandon (Starr Andrews) Wilson of Corning; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Katie, Anthony, and Teagan Morseman; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; sister-in-law, Norma Jean Nelson of Harrodsburg, KY; and Betty's dog, Cindy. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Nelson of Harrodsburg, KY, and her step-father, George Shinners. Friends will be received on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at Carpenter's Funeral Home LLC, 14 E Pulteney Street in Corning. Services will follow at 5:30pm with Rev. Dan Barner of the Quackenbush Hill Baptist Church officiating. Burial will take place on Wednesday at the Elk Creek Cemetery in Borden. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association -Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.   Star Gazette – June 14, 2011


OGDEN Clarence A. Ogden

Palmer: Clarence A. Ogden, 76, of Flynt St., died peacefully June 10 in Wilbraham. Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, December 2, 1934, he has lived in Palmer for many years. He was a Cornell Graduate with a degree in Economics and a veteran of the Korean War. He worked in sales for many years before his retirement. He was also a member of the Thomas Lodge of Masons and a member of Second Baptist Church. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth (Quinn) Ogden, along with his children Maryellyn Roche and her husband William of Palmer, and Timothy Ogden and his wife Debbie of Bondsville. He leaves 5 grandchildren. His brother Norman Ogden and his wife Priscilla of Elmira, NY, and sister in law Ruth Ogden of Walnutport, PA also survive him along with many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, a brother Richard E. Ogden preceded him in death. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church in Palmer. Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. For those wishing, donations may be made in his memory to the Second Baptist Church Organ Fund, Thorndike St, Palmer 01069.   Star Gazette – June 15, 2011


PAGANELLI Albert A. Paganelli

Age 77, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on June 12, 2011. He was born on June 8, 1934 in Elmira, NY to the late John and Mary Paganelli. Albert is survived by his brother, Daniel Paganelli; along with many uncles, aunts and cousins. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict in the US Army 82nd Airborne Division. There will be no prior calling hours. Interment will be held privately in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – June 18, 2011


PARSONS Russell Alvin Parsons

Age 88, of Burdett, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of his life on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church, Watkins Glen; followed by a luncheon at the church. Born August 22, 1922 in Rochester, NY to Edward and Helen (Schlessing) Parsons. Russell retired from the USDA as a Soil Scientist. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Jean Parsons in 2001; parents, and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son Dale and his wife Vicky Parsons, Santa Ana, Calif.; daughter Margaret (Marzie) Lewis, Burdett, NY; six grandchildren Skye (Matt) Maya and Aislinn Lewis, Hali (Drew) Shallahamer, Jordan (Tassi), Todd, and Kira Parsons; and four great grandchildren, Nicholas, Tanner and Olivia Shallahamer, and Shaye Marie Maya. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of his life on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church, Watkins Glen; followed by a luncheon at the church. In lieu of flowers those wishing may consider memorial contributions in Russell's name to the charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – June 12, 2011


POULIN Robert A. Poulin

Was born August 25, 1936 in Ware, MA the son of the late Arthur and Genevieve (Lamoine) Poulin died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. His brother, Richard Poulin in 1984 and son-in-law, William Stewart in 1994 predeceased him. He married the love of his life Mary Ellen (Katona) July 16, 1960. Together they have enjoyed 50 wonderful years of life and love. He is survived by his beloved children; Yevette Stewart of Salisbury, NC, Robert (Denise) Poulin of Gillett, PA, Lynette (Gerald) Haag of Gillett, PA, along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. His adored canine companion , "Heidi" also survives him. Robert owned and operated Country Propane Gas Service in Gillett. He was a veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country in Germany. He was the former Fire/Police Chief with the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department and was the former Commander for the South Creek Ambulance Service. In accordance to Robert's wishes all services will be held privately at the convenience of his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – June 18, 2011 


RICE – Herbert B. Rice, 73, of 19 First Street, well known resident of Galeton for over fifty years, died at his home at 10:30 p.m., Monday, April 19, 1954 following a long illness. He was born near Mansfield, December 28, 1880, a son of Joseph and Sarah Rearick Rice. He came to Galeton in 1900 to work for the Emporium Lumber Company, later he was an electrician for the Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad. For a number of years, he was associated with the Ketchum-Rice Grocery Store, in which he owned a partnership. Mr. Rice was a faithful and active member of the Galeton Baptist Church until failing health force his retirement from all activities. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Lamb Rice; two sons, Chester of Sonya, NY and Raymond, of Elmira, NY; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Reese, Pine City, NY, Mrs. Winifred Jenkins, Galeton, Mrs. Hugh Case, Sunderlinville, Mrs. Frank Holdampf, Washington, D.C.; one sister, Mrs. George Campbell, of New Jersey; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Body was removed to the Kear-Hamilton Funeral Home at Ulysses. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Burial will be made in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. – Wellsboro Agitator, 22 April 1954


SHERMAN Charles A. Sherman

of Elkland, PA, died Saturday, June 4, 2011. Charles was born June 16, 1948 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Charles and Shirley (Minard) Sherman. He had been employed by Seneca Foods in Geneva, NY.   Charles is survived by his mother, Shirley Carbone of Elkland, PA; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Georgia and Mark Young of Elkland, PA, Mickey McConnell of Addison, NY. He was predeceased by his father, Charles.   In keeping with Charles wishes there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – June 15, 2011


SHULTZ Sara S. Gary

82, of Montrose, Pa., died on Friday, June 10, at the Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, Pa., after an brief illness. She was born in Towanda, Pa., to the late Harry D. and Helen E. (Putnam) Shultz. Her husband of 33 years, Harold G. Gary, survives.  She is also survived by her six children and their spouses, Paul and Karen Kilmer, Louisburg, N.C., Lee and Lucille Kilmer, Ames, Iowa, Betsy and Bryan Shirk, San Diego, Calif., Joan and Tim Kitchen, Benton, Pa., Lori Kilmer and Mr. Gale Culbert, Paulsho, Wash., Ann and Richard Gary, Rush, Pa.; six step-children and their spouses, Cynthia and Sherman Wooden, Montrose, Pa., Dana Irwin, San Jose, Calif., B. Mark Smith-Gary (Kristen), Spring Hill, Pa., Jennifer and John Brotzman, Spring Hill, Pa., Stephen Gary, Camptown, Pa., Neil and Leigh Gary, Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Alice Lewis, Tennessee, Cynthia Wyckoff, Tennessee; brother and sister-in-law, Dyson and Marcia Shultz, Massachusetts; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Sara worked at Trehab prior to retirement. She was a former member of the Montrose Music Club, an former member of the French Asylum United Methodist Church where she was the organist for many years. She was a member of the Montrose United Methodist Church, and a member of its choir. Sara enjoyed cross stitch, sewing, knitting, flower gardening, and camping.  A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Montrose United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jane M. Pykus officiating. Interment will be in the Devine Ridge Cemetery, Rush Twp., Pa. Friends may call on the family an hour prior to the service.   Donations in Sara's memory can be made to the Montrose United Methodist Church, Church St. Montrose, PA 18801, or to the French Asylum United Methodist Church, c/o of Jack Kilmer, 7048 Liberty Corners Rd., Towanda, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review - June 13, 2011


SHUMWAY Mary Jane Watson

age 61, of Wellsboro, PA, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at her home. Mary Jane was born September 15, 1949 in Wellsboro, a daughter of John D. and Eula Mae (Turlington) Shumway. She was the wife of Lee E. Watson. Mary Jane had been employed as a seamstress at Wundies, Inc. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.  Mary Jane is survived by her husband, Lee of Wellsboro; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Cheryl Watson of Wellsboro; a brother, Glenn Buddy Shumway of Wellsboro; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marty and Lance Kubas of Wellsboro, Kaye and Brian Aumick of Mainesburg; her step-mother, Sara Shumway of Windsor, PA; a sister-in-law, Linda Cleveland of Wellsboro; four grandchildren, Lanee (John) Stephen, Lacey Watson, Jacob Watson and Nathan Watson; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Michael on May 31, 2011. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Corning Leader – June 20, 2011


SWEET Rev. Deborah R. Roe

Age 64 of Fletcher Street, Horseheads died on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Donald Roe in 2009. Deb was born in Syracuse, NY, a daughter to Redfield and Lois Sweet. She is survived by her son and daughter, Glenn (Cynthia) Korec of Jamesville and NY, Elisabeth (Ronald) Trumbull of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Lilly Rose, Chloe, and Jenessa; brother and sisters, Timothy Sweet of Marcellus, NY, Mahala O'Niel also of Marcellus, NY, Elizabeth Wright of Manlius, NY, and Rebecca Johnson of King, NC; along with several nieces and nephews. Deb was an LPN having worked at the former UCP, now Able2, in Elmira, NY. She was a dedicated pastors' wife and later became a minster herself serving the United Methodist Conference at Starkey UMC and both Catlin and Pine Valley United Methodist Church's. Deb loved working with youth groups and remained dedicated to her faith, family and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed music, playing the piano and guitar. A celebration of Deb's life will take place in the First Presbyterian Church One East Main St. Marcellus, NY 13108 on Wed. June 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm the Rev. William Grossman will officiate. Star Gazette – June 12, 2011 


TANNER Raymond B. Jr. "Ray"

Age 54 of Lawndale, CA died on April 7, 2011 after a brief illness. Ray was born on April 11, 1956 in Elmira, NY the son of Raymond B. and Alice White Tanner Sr. He was a graduate of Edison High School in Elmira Heights, NY and attended Potsdam University. Ray was a member of the Mark Twain Cadets Drum Corps and a Past Det. Commander of SAL. Raymond was pre-deceased by his mother Alice White Tanner on December 16, 1995; mother-in-law: Tinker Westbrook and father-in-law: Steve Pesesky. Ray is survived by his wife Rose Westbrook Tanner; daughter Zofia Tanner; father: Raymond B. Tanner Sr. and special friend Patricia Tanner; sisters and brothers-in-law: Shirley and Chris Forment of CA; Laurie and Chuck Derr of Elmira Heights, NY; Tina Tanner and Donny Seymour of Lowman; brother and sister-in-law: William and Michele Tanner of Phoenix, AZ; several aunts, uncles nieces, nephews, cousins , and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at 3 PM on Saturday June 25, 2011. In Lieu of Flowers those wishing may remember Ray through donations to and Educational Fund for his daughter Zofia C/O Rose Tanner 4705 West 172nd Street Lawndale, CA 90260.  Star Gazette – June 12, 2011

TEMPLE Kathleen L. "Kathy" Wojcik 

68, on June 9, 2011 of Cream Ridge, NJ, formerly of Upper Saddle River, NJ. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and best friend of her husband Martin D. Wojcik, son Dennis T. Wojcik and his wife Kim of Allentown, NJ, grandmother of Dakota and Sierra Wojcik, and sister of Ronald Temple and his wife Patricia of Long Valley, NJ. Kathy was raised in Secaucus, NJ until she was married and moved to Upper Saddle River, Bergen County, NJ. She ran "Creative Gardens" in Upper Saddle River for 35 years, 7 days a week. She was also a member of the Upper Saddle River Ladies Auxiliary Fire Department for 20 years. Visitation will be held on Monday from 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM, with a funeral service Tuesday evening at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey, NJ. (201-327-0030) Visitation will also be held at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, NY on Wednesday, June 15, from 7-9 PM. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 10:00am at the Glenwood Cemetery in Watkins Glen, NY.   Star Gazette – June 12, 2011 


THOMAS Grace Thomas Nau

76, died on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at ElderWood Tioga in Waverly, N.Y.  She was born on November 24, 1934, the daughter of the late William E. and Alice (Caulkins) Thomas.  Grace was also predeceased by her brothers and sisters-in-law, William W. and Shirley Thomas, Vincent Thomas, John Thomas, George Thomas, Kenneth and Mary Codner; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Gary Sergeant, Beverly and William VanDeVort, Marie Walker, Marian Clute; and her special faithful companions, Fluffy and Callie.  Grace is survived by her daughters, Victoria Walton and Theresa Schams; her son and daughter-in-law, Robert Jr. and Debbie DeDecker; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Bud Harrison, Patricia French and Jim Pratt; brothers-in-law, Charles Clute, Stuart Walker; sisters-in-law, Pat Thomas, Joyce Thomas; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Grace enjoyed life and was always on the go. She was an exceptional baker and an avid recipe collector. She enjoyed crafts and especially enjoyed reading her Birds and Blooms books. Grace also loved going on trips as a member of the Nichols, Waverly and Barton senior citizen groups.  A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced at that time. Richards Funeral Home of Owego, N.Y., is assisting with arrangements. Those wishing may consider a memorial contribution in memory of Grace to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepherd Rd., Waverly, NY 14892.


THOMPSON Dean L. Thompson

age 86, of Monterey, NY died Friday June 17, 2011 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.  Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday (June 20) at the BAIRD FUNERAL HOME, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday (June 21) with Pastor Lawrence Semans officiating. Burial will follow in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone, NY.  Dean was born April 12, 1925 in Reading Center, NY, the son of the late Marion and Ellen Cornish Thompson. On Dec. 8, 1945 in the Wayne Baptist Church he married the former Joyce E. Madigan. A farmer throughout his life, he worked as a Milk Truck Driver for Polly-O Dairy for many years, and for the Railroad for a short time. He retired as a Fork Lift Operator after 22 years with Akzo Nobel Salt, formerly International Salt of Watkins Glen, NY, on August 1, 1987.  A life long area resident, who wintered in Florida for many years after retirement; Mr. Thompson was a former member of the Montour Falls Moose Lodge #426; and had been a member of many bowling leagues. While helping raise his family, he enjoyed hunting, woodworking, and loved working his farm land.  A wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He is dearly loved, respected, and will be sadly missed by his wife of 65 wonderful years, Joyce E. Thompson, 4 sons, Dean Lewis (Catherine) Thompson of Reading Center, Bruce E. (Phyllis) Thompson of Tyrone, Brian D. (LouAnn Miller) Thompson of Horseheads, Byron D. (Marjorie) Thompson of Watkins Glen; 3 daughters, Sharon E. Thompson and Sharee E. Thompson both of Montour Falls, Starlene J. (Timothy) Ector of Watkins Glen; 24 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by a grandson Richard Lee Thompson; 6 brothers, and 2 sisters.  Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830-3657; Monterey Fire Dept., 1465 South St., Beaver Dams, NY 14812, or the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.   Star Gazette – June 19, 2011    


TSHUDY Karen S. Gowin

54, of 6833 Route 220, New Albany, Albany Twp., Pa., died Sunday, June 19, 2011 following a motorcycle accident.  Karen was born in Lauc Twp., Pa., on May 29, 1957, the daughter of John A. Tshudy and Maryanne Spangler Tshudy. She was a graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School and later received her associate's degree in accounting from Lackawanna College. On Oct. 23, 1976 Karen married Gregory D. Gowin at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lancaster, Pa. Karen was employed by the Red Rock Job Center at the time of her passing. Karen was in the process of obtaining her CDL License and was looking forward to working with her husband in their transport business. She loved watching her grandsons participate in sports and was in attendance at all of their events. Karen enjoyed riding her motorcycle, camping, NASCAR and NHRA.  She was a member of the New Albany Baptist Church.  Surviving are: her husband, Gregory D. Gowin at home; daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Tim Bartholomew of Franklindale, Pa.; special grandsons who were the love of her life, Ryan and Nathan Bartholomew; parents, Maryanne Tshudy of Lancaster, Pa., John A. Tshudy of Lancaster, Pa.; sisters, Virginia Fry and husband Bill of Lancaster, Pa., Michelle Ressel and husband Gary of Lancaster, Pa.; brother, John Tshudy and wife Jodi of Lancaster, Pa.; mother-in-law, Clara M. Gowin of New Albany, Pa.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Pam and Rodney Lee of Powell, Pa., Holly and Rick Stark of Meshoppen, Pa.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gordon and Kathy Gowin of Monroeton, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, June 24, at the New Albany Baptist Church with Pastor Terry VanHorn officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albany, Pa. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the church.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the New Albany Baptist Church, New Albany, PA 18833 in Karen's memory. Service arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – June 21, 2011


WARRINER – Leona E. Forkell, a resident of Calimesa, and a Wellsboro native died Thursday, January 23, 1977 at Redlands Community Hospital. She was 62. Services were held on Monday at the United Methodist Church in Banning. Interment was held in the Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Calimesa. A native of Wellsboro, Mrs. Forkell had lived in Calimesa for the past seven months, moving there from Cherry Valley. Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Conrad, of Palm Desert; a sister, Louise Scorvo of Beaumont; a brother, Norris Warriner of New York; an aunt, Grace Wheeler of Wellsboro; and many nieces and nephews. – Wellsboro Gazette, 26 January 1977, p12


WATKINS Eldred S. Watkins

77, of Thomas Road, Woodhull, died suddenly on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Corning Hospital.  Born in Woodhull on Nov. 21, 1933, El was the son of Morrell and Vinnie Taft Watkins. He attended Woodhull High School. On April 7, 1956, he and the former Dorothy L. Taft were married at the United Methodist Church of Woodhull.  He was employed by the Town of Woodhull Highway Dept. and the Woodhull Cemetery for a period of time when younger. He later went to work for Ingersoll-Rand Co. in Painted Post where he worked as a drill press operator. He retired from Dresser-Rand with 33 years of active service. He also operated Watkins Lawn Mower Shop in Woodhull for 45 years. He was a very talented mechanic and craftsman.  Eldred was a life member of the Woodhull Fire Department and had been involved as a fire police officer. He was also a life long member of the United Methodist Church of Woodhull. He cherished time with his family, especially time spent with his grandchildren.  Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Watkins of Woodhull, his daughters and son in law, Betty and Walt Lucas of Addison and Nancy Watkins of Woodhull, his son and daughter in law, Stephen and Vicki Watkins of Horseheads, his grandchildren,  Danny (Mary) Lucas of Corning, Chrissy (Dave) Merwine of Wellsboro, Cliff Hall of Dallas, Texas and Amanda Hall of Horseheads, his great grandchildren, Makenna Lucas, Ian Merwine, Matthew Hall, Austyn Hosley, Blake Hosley, Collin Hall and Anthony Fierro, a dear family friend, Ashley Good, his sister, June (Roy) Crans of Woodhull, his brother, Duane (Joan) Watkins of Woodhull and many nieces, nephews and cousins.   Eldred was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold “Bud” Watkins and Morrell “Bunk” Watkins Jr. and his sister, Marguerite Dickerson.  Friends may call on Friday evening, June 17, from 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull. Funeral services will be conducted there on Saturday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Brian Diffenbacher officiating assisted by Rev. Dot Densmore.  Burial will follow in Woodhull Cemetery.  Corning Leader – June 17, 2011 


WELCH Patricia W. Crupi

Formerly of Horsheads: Mrs. Joseph Crupi, age 78, died unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon, June 18, 2001, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born in Batavia, NY on March 8, 1933, a daughter of the late William and Kathryn (Lathrop) Welch. Patricia W. Crupi was married to Joseph C. Crupi for 56 years. He died in May of 2009. They lived in Horseheads, NY from 1952-1992 when they moved to Bradenton, Florida. Patricia taught elementary school in Horseheads for 25 years. Since 1980 she and her husband spent their summers at the Chautauqua Institution near Jamestown, NY. She has worked at Chautauqua in several different capacities. She died with a deep love for the Institution. Patricia was a strong supporter of the ideals espoused by the Chautauqua Institution. Pat was an active community member. She was recently re-elected to her second term on the board of the Wildwood Springs Condominium Association. She was a long time public servant assisting the Board of Elections of Manatee County as a Ballot Inspector. Pat was an avid traveler, having traveled extensively through Europe and across the continental United States. She made the most of her retirement, enjoying warm southern winters and lush northern summers. She loved to drive and would arrange her trips to visit family as she traversed back and forth between Florida and New York, visiting children, grandchildren and great grandchildren from Florida, to North Carolina, Ohio and New York. She is survived by her children, Mark (Deborah) Crupi of St. Augustine, FL, JoAnn "JoJo" (Elissa Gielen) Crupi of Dansville. Six grandchildren, Melani (Christopher) Muratore, Susanne (Kevin) McDaniel, Alex Crupi, Darcy (Pat) D'Enricco Mimi Weiss and Michaela Weiss, and ten great-grandchildren. Her dear cousins, Milton and Janice Ferry.   A memorial service will be held Wednesday June 22 at 12:00 noon at the Scottsburg United Methodist Church, NYS Route 256 in Scottsburg, NY. Arrangements are by the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Joseph C. Crupi Memorial Award", c/o The Community Foundation, 3078 East Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901.   Star Gazette – June 21, 2011    


WITKOWSKI Andrew "Wit"

Age 45 of Elmira, NY. He was born July 22, 1965 in Elmira, son of John J. and Diane C. (Lewis) Witkowski and died Monday, June 13, 2011 unexpectedly at home. He was predeceased by his father John J. Witkowski and is survived by his wife Jamie Witkowski; daughter Onyx Elizabeth Christine Dense; mother Diane Witkowski of Horseheads; brother and sister-in-law William and Jane Witkowski of Erin; sister and brother-in-law Robin and Bryan Allen of Elmira; nieces and nephews Brandy Whispel, Kacie Witkowski, Emily, Faith, Jacob and Lucas Allen; great niece Olivia Whispel along with many friends who he enjoyed spending time with and putting smiles on their faces. Wit was artistically gifted and used that gift with his employment at Eastern Metal. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, June 17th from 5 to 8pm. A time of sharing will be held from 8 to 8:30 pm.  Star Gazette – June 15, 2011 


Gary L. YOUNG, Sr., 68, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 in his home.  Born August 18, 1942, in Blossburg, PA, he was the son of Frank A. and Alberta Ransom Young.  On July 14, 1962, in Harrison Valley, he married the former Deanna Button, who survives.  He was employed by the Eberle Tannery in Westfield, PA, Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post, NY, the Northern Tier Children’s Home in Harrison Valley, and as a bus driver for Ulysses Motors for 17 years.  Gary was a life member of the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company.  Surviving besides his wife, Deanna, are:  two sons, Gary (Suzanne) Young, Jr. of Portville, NY and David (Lisa) Young of Sabinsville, PA;  three daughters, Nanette (Tony) Southerland of Ohio, Jenny (Andrew) Reisinger of Harrison Valley and Beth (Mark Dougherty) Young of Wellsville, NY;  11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;  and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Agnes Ella Parker and Patricia Ferguson; and two brothers, Gene R. Young and Donald William Young.  Friends may call Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM.  The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate.  Burial will be in Mills Cemetery.   Funeral home obituary – June 13, 2011


? Catherine B. McDowell

age 87, of Glenora, died Sunday June 19, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital, in Montour Falls, NY.  She is survived and will be dearly missed by her husband of 58 years John A. McDowell Sr. at home; a daughter Carol (Joseph) McDowell Shaheen of New York, NY; a son John A. McDowell Jr. of Seattle, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends may call from 5-7 pm Thursday (June 23) at the BAIRD FUNERAL HOME, 36 Water Street, Dundee. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Friday (June 24) at the Lakemont Congregational Christian Church, Lakemont, NY with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Burial will follow in Lakemont Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Schuyler Health Foundation, P.O. Box 828, Montour Falls, NY 14865.  Star Gazette – June 21, 2011

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