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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.

ALLEN Michael Robert Allen

67 of Montour Falls, N.Y., formerly of both Wellsboro and Florida, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, N.Y.  He was the son of Richard E. and Rose (Spencer) Allen, both deceased. He loved everyone and had a very kind spirit. His greatest desire was to help anyone in need, in any way that he could. He always tried to stay upbeat, even in difficult times. He had a long career as a truck driver. He was an avid NASCAR racing fan. He was predeceased by sister and husband, Phyllis and Clayton Ives in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Rita; brother, Jesse (Bonnie) Allen; sisters, Mary Lou (Ernest) Campbell, Sharon Henry, Vicki (Jay) Mahon; children, Loretta (Buzzy) Charboro, Arky (Anne) Philip, Ann Hall, Theresa Fisher; step-children, Ralph (Susan) Rice; Leo (Cynthia) Rice; Jerry (Lisa) Rice, Art Rice, Jeff (Connie) Rice; many nieces and nephews; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  There are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Sunday, June 26, at New Hope Baptist Church, State St., Millport, N.Y. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the church.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 22, 2011


BISHKO William C

William C. Bishko, 91, died at the Carleton Home Saturday, May 28, 2011.  Florence M. Bishko, 88, also died at the Carleton Home Monday, June 13, 2011.

Both were from Philadelphia and were both buried in a family cemetery in Tioga.  William was born on August 15, 1919 and died on Saturday, May 28, 2011.  William was last known to be living in Tioga, Pennsylvania.   Wellsboro Gazette - June 29, 2011


BROTZMAN Reed McKinley Brotzman

who celebrated his 63rd birthday on June 15, died on Monday, June 27, 2011.  Mr. Brotzman was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. on June 15, 1948, the son of the late William and Allie Florence Brotzman.  He is survived by his sister Barbara Myers of Ocean City, New Jersey; three sons Nathaniel Brotzman and wife Lenea of Lynchburg, Virginia, Verien Brotzman of Philadelphia, Pa., and Thane Brotzman of Laceyville, Pennsylvania. Also surviving are three grandchildren: Josef, Jaelyn, and Joscelyn Brotzman; and his former wife Nancy Hallock of Linthicum, MD.  Mr. Brotzman was an elder of New Hope Ministries in West Auburn and a board member of El Rancho De Paz in Owego, New York.  Growing up, Reed was a world traveler having lived several places including Morocco, Greece, and Hawaii. He was a graduate of Newport News High School, Newport News, Virginia. Upon graduation he attended Covenant College and Christopher Newport University before entering the United States Army to serve in the Vietnam Conflict. After serving his country he became a certified deep sea rescue diver based out of Florida. Later, he moved to Laceyville, Pa. where he worked for 31 years at Proctor and Gamble.  After retiring, he rekindled his passion for traveling by visiting such places as Kiev and Sumy, Ukraine and making multiple mission trips to Khabarovsk and Sakhalin Island, Russia to complete church construction projects and held children's Bible camps. He also enjoyed performing with Golden Days of Radio Players in Tunkhannock.  A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at New Hope Ministries in West Auburn on June 30, with a fellowship dinner to follow. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the New Hope Ministries Church, 1575 SR 367, Laceyville, PA 18623. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.   Towanda Daily Review – June 29, 2011


BROWN Mary Jane Brownlee

87, of Sayre, Pa., died on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Bradford County Manor.  She was born on December 16, 1923 in Athens, Pa., the daughter of the late Eben Dunham Brown and Florida Thornton Brown.  Mary Jane enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a bookkeeper for many businesses in the Philadelphia area. Mary Jane was a member of the Widow’s Association in Sayre, the Monday Club until it closed, and the D.A.R. Mary Jane attended the Senior Center in Sayre until she was unable due to her health.  She is predeceased by her husband G. Richard Brownlee, four brothers and four sisters.  Mary Jane is survived by her children Matthew Brownlee of Ithaca, N.Y., Gareth (Debbie) Brownlee of Waverly, N.Y., Vicki (Robert) Wefers of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Jesse (Alisa) Brownlee of Hatfield, Pa., grandchildren Olivia and Joshua Brownlee of Hatfield, Pa., step-grandchildren Charles Fedock, Christa (Joseph) Aliger, and Jessica (Al) Chandler, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced in a future edition of this newspaper. The family is being assisted by the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – July 1, 2011


BRYAN Sandra Jane "Sally" Moon

Age 67 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday June 20, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Sally was born July 14, 1943 in Williamsport, PA the daughter of the late James A. and Josephine F. Guisewhite Bryan. She was also pre-deceased by her husband Thomas Moon and six brothers and sisters. Sandra was a waitress in Pennsylvania prior to moving to Horseheads, NY where she cared for her aunt. She loved playing BINGO and helping people. Sally is survived by her children Ronnie Taylor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Juanita L. & David Pike of Cayuta, NY, and Patrick & Danielle Taylor of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Kyle Taylor, Patrick Taylor, Jessica Pike, David Pike Jr., Tiffany Pike, and Scott Pike; great grandchildren: Alexis Pike, Noah Pike, Trowa Valiante, and Tristan Pike; brothers; Arnold Bryan of Horseheads, NY and Merle Bryan of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday June 24, 2011 from 6-8 PM. Mrs. Moon's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours.  Star Gazette – June 23, 2011


BURDICK Alfred H. “Junior” Burdick Jr.

86, of Back St. in Troupsburg, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY.  Junior was born on Jan, 22, 1925 in Troupsburg to Alfred Sr. and Edith Rude Burdick. He was the oldest child of 10. He attended school at the Squab Hollow Grade School and Troupsburg Central School. He and his sister, Arlene, farmed in Troupsburg for a few years. He worked for New York Natural Gas Company in Boom Station for several years and spent most of his life as a farmer on the Squab Hollow Road in Troupsburg.  He married Joyce Hulbert on August 29, 1956. She preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2008. They made their home on the Squab Hollow Road until 2003 when he and Joyce moved to town. As long as he was able, Junior was always doing things for others. He was a social member of the Troupsburg Fire Department, a very family oriented man and a member of the Chenango Cemetery Association. He was very helpful to Joyce in her various community projects.  He is survived by his brothers, Claton “Pete” (Marge) Burdick of Troupsburg, Donald Burdick (Kyle Pettit) of Westfield and Elwyn Burdick of Middlebury Center, Pa., his sisters, Dorris (John) Atwell of Andover, Katheleen (Bill) Tompkins of Knoxville. Ida (Lyn) Storms of Middlebury Center and Sharon (James) Cornish of Troupsburg, his brothers in law and sisters in law, Henry and Mildred Hulbert, Elliott and Darlene Hulbert and Ann Hulbert, all of Troupsburg and Dora Hulbert of Canisteo. There are also many nieces and nephews, and special niece and caregiver Tammy Johnson.  Besides his wife Joyce, Junior was predeceased by his sister, Arlene Abbott.  Friends may call on Sunday, June 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull. Funeral services will be held there on Monday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Trevor Price officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Troupsburg.  Memorials may be made to the Troupsburg United Methodist Church or the Troupsburg Fire Department.  Corning Leader – June 24, 2011


BUTLER Lillian B. Allen

WELLSVILLE -- Lillian B. Allen, 94, formerly of 428 South Main Street, died on Thursday (June 24, 2004) at the Wellsville Highland Healthcare Center.  She was born on December 29, 1909 in Rexville, a daughter of William and Mary (Keefe) Butler.  On February 10, 1943, in Corning, she married Forrest H. Allen, who predeceased her on January 22, 1975.  She was a former resident of Rexville. She was a 1928 graduate of Whitesville High School and received a master's degree in Elementary Education from Geneseo State Teachers College in 1936. She taught in the Whitesville, Andover and Wellsville schools for 40 years, retiring in 1971. In 1957, she obtained her insurance and broker's license from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She taught an insurance licensing class at Alfred Ag-Tech College for several years. In 1975, she became associated with Allen, Dygert and Hauser Insurance Agency in Wellsville and was an employee for 27 years, retiring in 1998.  Lillian was a member of the Retired Teacher's Associations of Wellsville, Allegany County and New York State, the Delta Kapa Gamma Society and the Wellsville Chapter of the American Association of University Women. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Burton Chapter #129 in Wellsville, the White Shrine, Wellsville Business and Professional Women's Club and New York State Christmas Tree Growers Association.  She was honored in 1996 by the Wellsville Business and Professional Women's Association for having worked the Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Country fair for 36 years.  She is survived by three nephews, William Butler Sr., of Ulysses, Pa., Walter Edward Greek of Dansville, and Ronald Blodgett of Lima; two nieces, Mary Burgess of Andover, and Joanne Bliss of Lima.  She was predeceased by two sisters, Ida Atkins Lisi and Mary Veronica Rowe; and a brother, Edwin Butler.  Friends are invited to call on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral service will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.  Memorial suggestions include the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the David A. Howe Public Library or a charity of the donor's choice.   Wellsville Daily Reporter – June 29, 2004


CAMPBELL Halton L. Campbell

88, of 211 Second St., Ulster, Pa., formerly of Wellsboro, Pa., died on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Halton was born in Wellsboro, Pa., on Aug. 13, 1922 the son of the late Clyde and Nora Fish Campbell. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School class of 1941 and in early years worked as a stone mason with his father. He was later employed by Borden Manufacturing in Wellsboro for many years until his retirement. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsboro and was an associate member of the Ulster United Methodist Church where his daughter Sandy Brant serves as pastor. Halton was a member of the Meat Cutter's and Butcher's Workman Union. Halton loved the outdoors, nature, camping with his grandsons and hunting.  He is survived by his son, C. James Campbell of Palmyra, Pa.; daughter, Rev. Sandy Brant with whom he resided in Ulster; grandsons Thad James Campbell and wife Sharon of Hershey, Pa., Dr. Brent A. Satterly and partner Dr. Don Dyson of Westmont, N.J.; great-grandchildren Kayla Brant Earle and husband Bradley of Sayre, Pa., Chelsea, Steven and Robert Satterly of Lawrenceville, Pa.; great-great grandson Bradley Earle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Heatley Campbell in June of 2004; grandson Matthew L. Satterly and brother, Lewis Campbell.  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the Ulster United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Hollister officiating.  Interment will be private.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church Renovation Project,  P.O. Box 345, Ulster, PA 18850 in Halton L. Campbell's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – June 24, 2011


COMFORT John Allen

Virginia Beach, VA: John Allen Comfort, 72, died on July 2, 2011 in his home surrounded by family. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Elmira, NY by the late John (Sr.) and Marion Lee Comfort. John served his country proudly in the Army, stationed in Texas and Germany. He graduated from Southside HS in Elmira in 1957 and from The Ohio State University in 1967 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Stephanie Comfort of 18 years; children, Jason (Julia) Comfort, Megan (Chris) Waters; grandchildren, Julianne, Timothy, Nicholas, Kaleb, and Matthew; siblings, Barbara (Joseph) Beckwith, Sally (Merrill) Frank, Jeri (Jack) Moore, and David (Gretchen) Comfort; along with 16 nieces and nephews.  A celebration of his life will be held at 4516 Haygood Estate Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 on July 10 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.  Star Gazette – July 6, 2011


COMSTOCK Clifton Comstock

95, of Dragoon, Ariz., formerly of Morris, died Monday, June 27, 2011, in Dragoon.  Born Sept. 12, 1915, he was the son of Bert and Mona Butters Comstock. The funeral was held Saturday, July 2, at 4 p.m., at the Benson Seventh Day Adventist Church in Benson, Ariz.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 4, 2011 


COVERT Robert T. Covert

age 73, of Watkins Glen, NY died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.  Robert was born in Burdett, NY on February 8, 1938, the son of the late Leroy and Leona Covert. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ellen Covert; children, Jeanne and John Green of Beach Park, IL, Thomas and Pam Covert of Farmington, NY, Beth Ellen Covert of Montour Falls, NY, and Carol and Bill Smith of Montour Falls, NY; grandchildren, Jessica Watson, Patrick Green, Ryan McGrogan, Carly Smith, Amanda Covert, and Robert Covert Jr.; great grandchildren, Kaylee Watson and Jared Watson; brothers, Stanley and Winnie Covert, Roger and Ann Covert, and Norman and Ruth Covert; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by his son, Robert A. Covert; daughter Elke Covert; and his wife, Gerlinda Covert. Robert was employed at the former Seneca Engineering Company and was a local grape farmer. He served for six years in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed his grandchildren and was an avid horseracing fan.   A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Union Cemetery of Hector on State Rte. 79 in Burdett, NY with the Rev. Tim Hamilton officiating.    Star Gazette – June 23, 2011 


CRAYTON Joan V. Copie

83, of Las Vegas, Nev., died on May 16, 2011 due to complications to chemotherapy. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on May 26, 1972, but grew up in Towanda and Sayre, Pa. where she graduated from Sayre High School.  She was the loving and devoted daughter of the late Sarah (Haggerty) Crayton of Sayre, and Glenn Clayton of Ohio. Joan is also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Sam Copie, originally from Sayre, and granddaughter Andrea Hibben of Las Vegas.  “Mother was a loving and dedicated wife and daughter, and was adored by her children who saw her as the perfect mother.”  She was happiest being with her family. She loved family events, especially the holidays. In addition to her family, central to her life was her Catholic faith and was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church of Las Vegas.  Joan is survived by her children Jane (David) Cohen of Chicago; Mary (Richard) Hibben of Las Vegas; Joanne (Eric) Gutierrez of Potomac, Md.; Kevin (Lisa) Copie of Las Vegas; and Nancy (Winston) Stiles of Las Vegas. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  “Mother is deeply missed by her children, relatives, and friends.”  Sayre Morning Times – June 29, 2011


DePRIMO RoseMarie Salbego

Age 64, of Watkins Glen, died peacefully at home after an extended illness on July 1, 2011. She was born on May 27, 1947, the daughter of the late Samuel and Dorothy DePrimo. She is survived by loving husband of 43 years, Gary A. Salbego; and children, Gerry (Martha) Salbego of Campbell, Andrea Inman of Groton, and Angela Salbego of Owego; sisters, JoAnn (Sonny) Daugherty of Elmira, Dawn Potter of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Bonnie DePrimo of Elmira; and 6 grandchildren, Chanel and Mason Salbego, Jason and Erin Inman, and Christina and Lois Hosley. She was also predeceased by her brother, Anthony "Tony" DePrimo and sister, Kathleen Torrence. RoseMarie was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church.   The family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday, July 7, from 6-8 pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 am on Friday, July 8, at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen; The Rev. Jeffrey S. Tunnicliff celebrant; burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.   Star Gazette – July 3, 2011


DIVENS Brenda Divens Naylor

age 43, died on June 19, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Brenda was born October 6, 1967 to Floyd H. and Julia (Randall) Divens. On April 24, 2004 she married Daniel Naylor at the Presho United Methodist Church in Presho, NY, who survives and resides in Painted Post. Brenda was a lifelong resident of the area. She graduated from Corning-Painted Post West High School in 1985. In addition to being a member of the West High Viking Band, she attended BOCES and earned a certificate in cosmetology; she generously shared her hair cutting and styling talents with her many family and friends. Brenda embraced many employment opportunities through the years. She was a very dedicated employee wherever she worked, from Amo Houghton's campaign office, Horwitz Supply through her procurement coordinator/purchasing positions at Dresser Rand, Corning Inc., Schweizer Aircraft, and back to Dresser Rand. Brenda's greatest joy in life was to spend time with her family. She enjoyed time at home with her husband and children just being together as well as going on vacations together. Brenda loved watching her children grow and attending their school functions and activities. She enjoyed watching her son play baseball and football; listening to her daughter play beautiful songs on the piano and watching her cheerlead, and listening to her husband's band Beatle Revolution. She also loved going to the family cottage on Waneta Lake during all the seasons for over 35 years. Brenda loved designing, planting and growing gardens. She enjoyed all different kinds of crafts and was always working on a project. She crocheted beautiful doilies, afghans and other items. She took great pride in her finished works and loved to give them as gifts. Brenda was also a big puzzle fan from putting puzzles together at the family cottage to crossword and suduko puzzles. She always had a suduko puzzle on hand. Brenda was the embodiment of loving-kindness which she extended to everyone, especially anyone in need. This loving-kindness was extended to animals as well as any stray that arrived, which she would take in and care for and find a good home for it if her 'inn' was full. Brenda had a great faith in God and was a lifelong member of Methodist congregations from her childhood at the Presho United Methodist Church to adulthood at the Caton United Methodist Church. Brenda's church life was very important to her and she shared her faith through co-chairing adult religious education sessions. Brenda found great comfort and strength in her faith throughout her life. Brenda made many friends throughout her life with her beautiful blue eyes, contagious smile and laughter, and her loving and fun personality. Brenda's large extended family and many friends will greatly miss her but will honor her memory by remembering to treat each other with loving-kindness. In addition to her devoted husband Daniel, she is survived by her two beautiful children who she loved with all her heart, Miranda Mae Naylor and Joshua James Naylor; her stepdaughter, Erin Naylor of Corning; her loving parents, Floyd and Judy (Randall) Divens of Lindley; sisters, Kimberly Divens of Addison, Terri Divens-Bruffey of Caton; and "adopted" sister, Lisa Zahradka of Painted Post; her niece and nephew, Lydia and Reeder Bruffey of Caton; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Brenda was predeceased by sister, Michelle A. Divens; maternal grandparents, Bert and Katherine Randall; paternal grandparents, Ezra and Agnes Divens. The family will receive friends from 12-3 p.m. Friday at the Phillips Funeral Home, 17 West Pultney Street, Corning, NY. A funeral service will take place immediately following calling hours. Burial will take place in Presho Cemetery on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brenda's name may be made to either: the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, 3282 Northside Pkwy N.W. Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30327 or a charity of your choice.   Star Gazette – June 23, 2011


DUNMIRE Joyce M. Hewitt

68, of Lake Wynonah, Pa., died peacefully Saturday, June 18, 2011 surrounded by her family at Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  Born in Oil City, March 24, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Otto and Marie Snow Dunmire.  Joyce was a graduate of Oil City High School and Clarion University. She worked as a caseworker/supervisor for Bradford County Children and Youth Services for 15 years.  She attended Christ Evangelical Christian Church, Strausstown. Her service to the Lord was an especially important part of her life.  In addition to her husband, Paul H. Hewitt, Joyce is survived by her daughters; Krista Laman, wife of Scott, Sinking Springs, Pa., Lynette Zeiders, wife of Gene, Enola, Pa., and Pamela Bennett, wife of Matt, Etters, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Chaedon, Shalynne and Kegan Laman, Zachary and Zander Zeiders, Alyssa, Louden and Colten Bennett; and a sister, Beverly Seaberg, Fla..  Service will be private at the convenience of the family.  Sayre Morning Times – June 24, 2011


EATON Shirley L. (Eaton) Mann

Age 63, formerly of Fallbrook Street and Redington Avenue, Troy, Pa., died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor. Shirley was born Aug. 21, 1947 in Patterson, N.J., a daughter of the late Charles and Anna Eaton. She was married to the late William J. Mann who died on Oct. 3, 2000. She was employed by Wheelers Family Restaurant as a cook for many years and enjoyed the friendship with the Wheeler family, co-workers and restaurant patrons. Shirley was an outgoing person and enjoyed buzzing around Troy in her scooter. Her passion in life was her family and loved spoiling her granddaughter Sierra.  Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Rick McKay of Troy; her pride and joy granddaughter Sierra McKay of Troy; two brothers Robert Eaton of Fla., and Frank and Donna Eaton of N.C.; a sister Barbara Eaton of New Jersey; friends Penny Bacon of Troy, Mabel Lewis of Granville Township, Pa.; and the Wheeler family; nieces and nephews and friends also survive.   There are no services and Shirley's arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review - July 4, 2011


FEDOCK Mary Theresa Dunham

of Waverly died on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at ElderWood Nursing Facility in Waverly. Mary was born on October 6, 1929 in Centralia, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Wallace and Mary (Mardinjak) Fedock.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband John “Jack” Henry Dunham Sr. and her brothers and sisters. Mary was a lifelong resident of the Valley. Mary had a wonderful appetite for life which including camping, gardening and obtaining her piloting license. Mary’s passion of life was taking care of her family and she was very proud of her husband, son and grandchildren.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John H. (Joyce) Dunham Jr. and three granddaughters and one grandson-in-law, Jacquelyn (Nick) Waggamon, Dayton, Ohio, Josephine and Jessica Dunham, Lima, Ohio.  A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 2, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Blessed Trinity Parish in Waverly. Arrangements are with Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly.    Sayre Morning Times – July 1, 2011


FENNELLY Janet Marie Gulliford

74, of 2505 LeRaysville Road, Rome, Pa., died Thursday evening, June 30, 2011 at her home following declining health.  Janet was born in Jersey City, N.J. on March 29, 1937, a daughter of the late John Birch Fennelly and Grace Sommers Fennelly. She was a graduate of Roselle Park High School in Roselle Park, N.J., Class of 1955. Janet was formerly employed by Elizabeth Port Bank in Elizabeth, N.J., Hyatt Roller Bearing in Clark, N.J. and Baker & Taylor Book Wholesales in Sommerville, N.J. Janet enjoyed spending time with her family and painting in oils and water colors.  She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Reginald R. Gulliford; children Laura Evarts and husband Robert of Montgomery Twp., N.J., Linda Gulliford of Middlesex, N.J., Reginald "Buddy" Gulliford of St. Petersburg, Fla., Wendy Long and husband Alex of Saylorsburg, Pa., Scott Gulliford and wife Lori Ann of Manville, N.J.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her sister, June Saultz and husband Harry of Forks Twp., Pa.; brothers Jack and James Fennelly, both of Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins.   In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Heather Evarts, on July 7, 1995 and sister-in-law Helen Fennelly in 2010.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Warren Center United Methodist Church, Jackson Valley Road, Warren Center, Pa., with the Rev. Brad Marple and Chaplain Jeffery Wilkerson officiating.  There are no calling hours.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa., is assisting Janet's family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – July 3, 2011


FISHER Donald E.

Age 68 of Clark Rd. in Chemung died unexpectedly on June 30, 2011. Don was born June 29, 1943, in Elmira, NY to Donald Sr. and Betty (Anderson) Fisher. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sons, Duane in 1981, and Brian in 2004. Don is survived by his wife and best friend, Barbara (Kessler) Fisher; brother, Robert (Diane) Fisher of Summers, AR; nieces and nephews, Christy (Jamie) Blankenship with their children, Garrett and Chance; step children, Daniel (Stojka) Ingrassia of Denver, CO with their daughter Alexandra; Christopher Ingrassia of Sayre, PA; Peter (Susan) Ingrassia also of Sayre, PA, with their son, Matthew and Katelynn; George Ingrassia and his children, Laura, Joseph and Nick; close friends, Minnie (David) Deats, K-9 buddy "Willie" W. Axel Rose and Bandit. Don was a retired Teamster Local #529 and driver for Consolidated Freight in Big Flats.  He and his wife also enjoyed the many miles traveled together on their Harley. Don loved family, friends and time spent with his wife at their home in Chemung, wandering around his land, fishing in the pond and traveling. He also enjoyed his daily social hour at the Horseheads Dunkin Donuts with the "Coffee Gang"  Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tuesday, July 5 from 5-7:00 pm, his service will follow at 7:00 pm.   Star Gazette – July 2, 2011



Wellsboro Agitator – November 17, 1960

Mrs. Carrie G. Haynes. 98, of Harrison Valley, Pa., died Monday, November 14, 1960. She was a retired school teacher, 50 year member of Harrison Valley Grange.  She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Ginnie Riley of Harrison Valley RD, Mrs. Harriet Dibble of Harrison Valley; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral will be. Friday at 2 p.m. at Community Federated Church, the Rev. Clair Statham and the Rev. Joseph Leichliter will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.    (Widow of Lewis E. Haynes)


HAGGERTY Catherine J. McCarthy

Toms River, NJ: Catherine J. McCarthy, 88, of Toms River, NJ, died peacefully June 21, 2011. Catherine (known as Kay) was born in Bayonne, NJ to Mary and Cornelius Haggerty. Kay was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph J. McCarthy; and her brother, Cornelius Haggerty. She is survived by her sisters and brother-in-law, Rose Caulfield of Jersey City, NJ, and Marie and Thomas Gallagher of Spring Lake, NJ. She will remain forever dear to her four children and their spouses: Mary Rose McCarthy of Bronx, NY, Cathy and Rich DiBlasi of Pikesville MD, Cornelia McCarthy And Allen Ludwig of Bronx, NY, and Joseph and Annamarie McCarthy of Toms River, NJ. She was an inspiration of faith to her nine grandchildren and six great-granddaughters, and a loving presence in their lives. Kay was a graduate of Pratt Institute and Teachers College, Columbia University. She was employed as a dietician at Bayonne Hospital and a teacher in Clifton and Elizabeth, NJ. She and her family moved to Elmira, NY in 1966, where she was a Home Economics teacher at Ernie Davis Jr. High. After retirement, she and Joe spent several winters visiting Myrtle Beach, SC where they enjoyed golf and walks on the beach. In 2001, she and Joe moved to Toms River and enjoyed spending more time with their family and friends. Those who may wish may make a donation to Meridian Hospice, 1340A Campus Parkway, Neptune, NJ 07753, or any favorite charity in Kay's memory. She will be waked Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home. 703 Main St., Toms River. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Toms River. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Toms River.   Star Gazette – June 23, 2011



Wellsboro Gazette – June 9, 1938

Harrison Valley— Funeral services for Lewis E. Haynes, lifelong resident of Harrison Township who died recently (May 28, 1938), were held at the federated Church at Harrison Valley last Wednesday afternoon.  The Rev. George Burroughs of Pine City, officiated, assisted by Rev. Ives; burial was made in the family plot in Ulysses Cemetery.  Deceased was born on the Haynes homestead, near Harrison Valley, November 8, 1864, where he resided until about 23 years ago when he moved to Harrison Valley.  He was the son of James S. and (Julia Spencer) Haynes.  On September 30, 1885, he was united in marriage with Miss Carrie M. Grover, of Bingham Township.  To this union were born two daughters both of Harrison Valley who together with the wife, Mrs. Carrie Haynes, survive him. 


HERMAN William, Jr.

Age 77 of Elmira, NY died Wednesday, June 28, 2011. He is survived by his wife Mary; daughters Patricia Herman of Bronx, NY, Tonjia and Rev. Kevin Newman of Charlotte, NC and Josie Brooks of Elmira along with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and cousins; aunt Ruth Barkley of Los Angeles, CA. He was predeceased by 1 son and 3 daughters. William was a member of Christian Hope Center in Painted Post. He retired from Totem Taxi, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was inducted into the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame (EFA Football). Family and friends are invited to visit Christian Hope Center, 22 John St., Painted Post on Saturday, July 2nd from 11 am to 1 pm. His funeral service will follow at 1 pm. Rev. Kevin Newman, his son-in-law, will officiate. Interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – July 1, 2011     


HUFFORD Arlene Butts

Age 81, of Millport, NY, died on July 4, 2011.   The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Friday, July 8th, from 2-4pm; with a memorial service at 4:00pm. Burial and committal services will be held Saturday at 10am at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa.   Arlene was born in Montour Falls on May 8, 1930, the daughter of late William and Anna (Edsal) Hulford. Arlene retired from The Falls Home in Montour Falls in 1995. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Erwin Butts; step-mother, Ethel Wood Hulford; sons, John and Raymond Butts, brother Richard Hulford; and sister Alouise Krivanek. She is survived by her husband Walter Weber, daughter Ann (Dan) Aiken of South Carolina; stepchildren, Steve (Wendy) Weber of Elmira, Michael (Peggy) Weber of Lansing, Buddy Weber of Tyrone, Bobby Weber of Millport, Buzzie (Jessica) Weber of Valois; daughter-in-law, Enez Butts of Maine; nieces, Winifred (David) Jones of Interlaken, Mary Jane (Doug) Lafferty of Florida, Betty Green of Florida, and nephew Neil (Joyce) Butts of Millport.  Those wishing may consider a memorial donation "In Memory of Arlene Butts"; to "New Falls Home", Attn: Heidi Hetherington, PO Box 829, Montour Falls, NY 14865.  Star Gazette – July 6, 2011   


HULSLANDER Janice E. Barrett

On the evening of Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Janice Elaine (Hulslander) Barrett of Horseheads died while surrounded by her loving family. She had just celebrated her 76th birthday. Born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa., on June 18, 1935, she was a daughter of Winfield and Ione (Lee) Hulslander. Janice was blessed with a strong work ethic and was always at her best when performing some useful task. She worked 20 years as a machine operator at the former American Silk Company in Troy. On Feb. 5, 1955 she was married to Joseph K. Barrett. In later years Janice worked with her husband, helping to manage his television repair service and television cable companies in Tioga County. No task was too great, even to the point of helping to string the cables. She was known for being a feisty red head with a no-nonsense persona. But more importantly, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Janice also enjoyed travelling. It was not unusual for she and her husband to embark on an impromptu motor trip for a week just to take a break from it all. Janice will always be remembered as a woman with an insurmountable faith in the Lord, and called upon Him during life's trials and tribulations.  Janice is survived by her son Joseph K. (and Cheryl) Barrett Jr., of Horseheads; sisters Sandy (and Ross) Roupp of Arnot and Pat Fuller of Mansfield; brothers Billy Hulslander of Mansfield and Jim (and Shirley) Hulslander of Granville Summit; grandchildren Jennifer Lynn Barrett, Donald Joseph Barrett and Katie Leann Barrett. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph K. Barrett Sr.  Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 27 at the Canton Mennonite Church, North Center Street at Union. A celebration of her life will take place at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Doug Graybill officiating. Interment will be private. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton.  Towanda Daily Review – June 24, 2011


HUNTLEY James O. Huntley

Age 62, of Wellsburg, NY, died on June 26, 2011. Jim was born December 21, 1948, son of the late Arthur and Clarissa (Jayne) Huntley. He was also predeceased by daughter, Jennifer Lynn Huntley. He was a graduate from Southside High School, Class of 1967, and veteran of Vietnam (US Army) and a member of US Navy Seabees (Horseheads Unit). Retired after 25 years from the New York State Corrections. Jim is survived by his wife, Patricia (Hanrahan) Huntley; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Steven Ribble of Beaver Dams, NY, Lori and Rick Shedden of Gillett, PA, and Lynn and Dave Burdick of Wellsburg, NY; grandchildren, Michael, Kyla, Jen, Bryan, Ashley, Kristyn, Jaymie, Cassie, and Nicole; loving sister, Pamela Fitzpatrick of Elmira; and brother, David Huntley of Phoenix, AZ; brothers-in-law, Michael (Nhumge) and Flea (Gail) Hanrahan; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends, especially his Facebook friends. Jim loved his family, grandchildren, and all his political opinions, and was proud to be an Eagle scout. Friends and family are invited to call Wednesday, June 29th, 2011, at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with full Military Honors accorded. Chaplin Michael Stanley will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Jim with memorials to: Children's Miracle Network c/o The Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905 to honor his nine healthy grandchildren or to the charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – June 28, 2011 


INGALLS Janice Ingalls Preston

born June 27, 1936 in Wellsboro, PA to the late Mr. & Mrs. Lester Ingalls, died June 18, 2011 at the home of her daughter in Crossville, TN.  Janice was preceded by her husband Robert E. Preston of 54 years in November 2010, Janice is survived by her children: Bruce (Christian) of Clearwater, Fl, James of Largo, Fl., Bonnie (Kevin) Crews of Crossville, TN, Brian (C. Sara) of  Corning, NY and Jeff of Liverpool, NY. Janice is also survived by her brother John (Pauline), Sister Judy, sister in law Marlyn Preston, Brother in law Louie (Loretta) Preston, Also survived by many Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, friends and beloved feline companion Babe.  Janice is preceded by her bothers Joel and James. Memorial Service to be held at a later date. Oak Lawn Funeral Home of Sparta, TN assisting the family.  Corning Leader – June 27, 2011



Age 64 of Elmira, NY. He was born November 15, 1946 in Corning, NY and died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at home after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife Susan; mother Eloise Jacobus of Corning; children Jennifer (James) and granddaughter Hayleigh of FL, Jeffrey E. (Stacey) and granddaughter Brandie with great granddaughter Alexus of FL, Kimberly Jacobus and Jeffrey S. Jacobus both of Geneva, NY; brothers Ivan (Helen), John (Wanda) and David Jacobus all of Corning, Walter (Barbara) Jacobus of NC; sister Ellen (Gary) Parmelee of FL along with several nieces and nephews. Steve retired from Walmart Fleet Service in 2010. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force; a member of the American Legion Post 0457, Phelps, NY, life member of the V.F.W. Post 1975, Auburn, NY and a member of the Oathkeepers. He was an avid NASCAR fan. It was Steve's request that those attending his services dress casually. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, June 27th from 10 am to 12 noon. His funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow in Bath National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Steve through donations to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or Victory Junction Camp for Kids, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317   Star Gazette – June 24, 2011


KEGEL Colleen K. Strahota

57, of Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.   She was the wife of Michael Strahota whom she married April 18, 1981. Colleen was born Sept. 27, 1953, in Centerville, the daughter of William Kegel and the late Jacqueline Treacy Kegel.  She attended the University of Pittsburgh and was office manager for Dr. Grady Gafford. Colleen was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.   Surviving are her husband, Michael; father, William Kegel; children, Megan Strahota of Pittsburgh, Michael Strahota of Fayetteville, N.C., M. Caitlin Strahota of Wellsboro, Jacqueline Strahota of Pittsburgh; grandchild, Michael Patrick Strahota; brothers and sisters, Kathy Ruscheck, Janice Serene, Jackie Chisolm, Danyele Graham, Madeline Foley, Lisa Patchin and Brian Kegel.   Friends and family are invited to Colleen's Life Celebration on Thursday, July 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A Wake Service will be held at 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial will be on Friday, July 8, at 10 a.m., at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 38 Central Ave., Wellsboro, with Rev. John Chmil officiating. If desired, memorials may be made in Colleen's memory to Easter Seals, 912 Main St. #300, Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360-1641, or to Ronald McDonald House,  %Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, Pa. 17822.  Wellsboro Gazette – July 5, 2011


LEENHER Marie G. Vieldhouse

Died on Wednesday, June 30, 2011.  She was born Nov. 22, 1923 to Cornelius and Ella Leenher in Englewood, N.J. She received her schooling in Ridgewood, N.J., then worked as a professional secretary in New York City until she married Neil Vieldhouse following World War II, on Sept. 22, 1945.  Neil and Marie moved to Laceyville, Pa. in 1952 where they raised their family together. Marie was a gifted seamstress, floral gardner and arranger, and artist. Her many oil paintings were of the places she loved: her gardens, local landscapes, the Maine coast, and Long Beach Island. She has held memberships with the Wyoming Art League and the Society of Marine Painters. Marie also enjoyed classical music, reading, singing, crossword puzzles, playing piano, and serving faithfully in her church, the Braintrim Baptist Church of Laceyville, Pa.  She used her creativity and gentle spirit to minister to her own family, as well as to children through music and teaching, and also to create costumes, decorations and flower arrangements for many years. She sang with the Sr. Choir and also served with the flower committee and the Ladies Work group.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Neil Vieldhouse, on Sept. 23, 1993. She has lived a life of rich blessings marked with much grace, love, and joy!  Marie is survived by her daughter, Carol (Vieldhouse) and Brian Stein of Laceyville, Pa.; and her son, Rev. Richard and Kathy (Iseminger) Vieldhouse, of Orwell, Pa.; a brother, Neil Leenher, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and her five granddaughters, Debbie (Stein) and Koen Zweers of The Netherlands, Beth Vieldhouse of Olcott, N.Y., Kristen Vieldhouse of Lancaster, Pa., Sarah Vieldhouse, of Trevose, Pa. and Rebekah (Vieldhouse) and Steven Hakes of Orwell, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews.  A private burial was held on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the Lacey St. Cemetery officiated by Pastor Dave Faulkner of the Braintrim Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Braintrim Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Tom Davis, and her son Rev. Richard Vieldhouse. There will be no calling hours.  Memorials may be given to the Braintrim Baptist Church, Orwell Bible Church, or Harvey Cedars Bible Conference.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, PA 18623.   Towanda Daily Review – July 6, 2011 



Newburg, IN: Frank P. Marcoccia, 84, of Newburgh, IN, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 19, 2011. He was born and raised in upstate New York, and was a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was employed in the commercial food equipment industry for forty years, first in New York State and later in Evansville, IN. He was the Executive Vice-President of Brucken's, Inc. and then was President of Midwest Restaurant Suppliers, Inc.  He was a member of the American Legion, a Kentucky Colonel, and a past Governor and Life Member of the Loyal Order of Moose.  Mr. Marcoccia is survived by his wife of 60 years, Irene; daughters, Debra Poelhuis (William Leth) of Fleetwood, PA, Karen Simpson (Michael) of Columbus, IN, Annette Seybold (Thomas) of Newburgh; and son, Paul (Linda) of Scott Township, Evansville. He had six grandchildren; Abbie Holdorf (Brian), Andy Poelhuis, and Darice, Derek (Allie) and Diedra Marcoccia, and Garrett Seybold; and one great grandchild, Kate Marcoccia.   A private service for the family was held. The remains will be interred at Bourne National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Anyone wishing to honor his memory may do so by contributing to the Warrick Humane Society Animal Shelter.   Star Gazette – June 26, 2011  (Born April 27, 1926)


MARTZ Robert Ward Martz, Sr.

75, of Spencer died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born in Williamsport, Pa. Dec. 25 1935 the son of Lewis Wesley Martz, Sr. and Pearl Masteller. He is survived by his loving wife Clista Rose (Bailey) Martz; four daughters and sons, Debra (Danny) Rodgers of Aiken, S.C., Robert Ward Martz Jr., of Spencer, Jacqueline (Alan) Burger of Pennsylvania, Joan (Kenneth) Tong of Lounsbury, N.Y., Steven Martz of Spencer, Carolyn “DD” Martz of Spencer; grandchildren Robert O. Rodgers, Jason Burger, Jennifer Cedar, Wesley Burger,  Phillip Tong and Renee Tong; great-grandchildren Ethan and David Burger; two sisters: Ruby jenny of Athens and Doris Jean Bill of Johnson City, N.Y.; nieces and nephews.  Bob had worked for A&P in Athens, Waverly, Ithaca and Raymond Hadley Corp. in Spencer.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 2 p.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer. Allen-Manzer Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  Sayre Morning Times – July 1, 2011


McFARLIN Mahlon Craig McFarlin

48, of Lockwood, died Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born April 18, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, the son of Audrey Maxine Simpson McFarlin and the late Mahlon McFarlin, Craig has lived here in the Valley for the past nine years. He retired from Texas Utilities of Dallas, Texas, where he worked as vital records manager. Craig was a quiet man who primarily lived a simple life and devoted his time to his husband, John. He was an admirer of the artist Thomas Kinkade and expressed his own artistic talent through oil painting, ceramics, and other crafts. Craig collected lighthouses and was an avid reader who enjoyed many genres of writing; most recently that of Nicholas Sparks and Fannie Flagg. He particularly loved dogs and lavished much attention on his Chihuahua, Lucy.  Craig is survived by his husband, John Joseph Koons of Lockwood; his mother Audrey Maxine Simpson McFarlin, currently living in Waverly; sisters Sherrie Easley and Vicky Nelson, both of Texas, as well as several nieces and cousins. He is also survived by many special friends including Cathy and Frank Russo of Sayre, Pa.; Terri Buono of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; Steve Selso of Fairfield, Conn.; Allen Jones of Dallas, Texas; Susan & Bill Tanner of Pine City, N.Y.; and the Reverend Kaye Hunter, of Carrollton, Texas.  Those wishing to honor Craig, it is his request that you do so by making a donation in his name to The Cathedral of Light, 2040 N. Denton Dr., Carrollton, Texas, 75006.  A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 6 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hicks Cemetery on Wynkoop Creek Road, Lockwood, N.Y. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, New York. Please visit TheLucknerFuneralHome.Com to sign the book of condolence.   Sayre Morning Times – July 5, 2011


MONTZ Marjorie M. Spencer

71, of New Albany, died peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. She was the wife of Larry J. Spencer, with whom she shared over 30 years of marriage, and of the late Donald R. Sterner, who died in 1980.   Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Walter G. Montz Sr., and Laura E. (Orth) Montz. She graduated from Southern Lehigh High School in 1958, and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over 35 years, mostly in Center Valley. She was formerly active in Girl Scouts with her daughter, enjoyed crocheting, antiquing with her husband, and spending time with her family. She was a member of College Hill Moravian Church, Bethlehem.   Surviving are her husband; daughter, Michele A. McMahon and her husband Russell of Wyalusing; son Douglas R. Sterner and his companion Christiann Brienza of Binghamton, N.Y.; daughter Beth E. Spencer Alderson of Warren Center, daughter Jean E. Mint and her husband Ray of Spencer, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; sisters Shirley J. White of Allentown, Gloria L. Reisinger of Coopersburg; brother Walter G. Montz, Jr. and wife Karen of Bethlehem. Marjorie was predeceased in death by a brother, Robert W. Montz.   Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2011 in the Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem, Pa., 18018, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to College Hill Moravian Church, 72 W. Laurel St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.   Towanda Daily Review – July 5, 2011


MUNSEN Roger D. Munsen

age 61, of Forks Township, Sullivan County, PA died on Monday, June 27, 2011 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.  Roger was born in Wheeling, WV on July 11, 1949 a son of Evelyn Nash Munson and the late Donald Munson. He graduated from the Downingtown High School, a member of the class of 1967. He graduated from the Bible Baptist College in West Chester and was an ordained minister. He married the former Patricia D. Cannella of Downingtown on May 22, 1993.   Roger was an extremely versatile individual; he taught Vocational Auto Mechanics at the Devereaux Foundation in Glenmoore for many years and also retired as the Security Supervisor at Siemens Corp., Great Valley, PA. He was a professional sky diver and performed at many air shows in PA, Maryland, and Delaware. He earned his 4th degree black belt in Karate and was also an accomplished scuba diver and auto mechanic. He was extremely knowledgeable in the use of computers and enjoyed motorcycling.  He was a member of the East Fork’s Community Church.  Surviving: Spouse: Patricia at home. Son: Roger Munson Downingtown, PA. Daughters: Diane (Glen) Bruce Punta Gorda, FL Jennifer Munson FL Kimberly Munson Philadelphia, PA Melissa Munson FL  Mother: Evelyn Munson Coatesville, PA.  Brother: Rick (Pat) Munson Grand Rapids, MI.  Sisters: Vicky (Billy) DiRouanna Wagontown, PA Margie (John) Hall Glenmoore, PA  Seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.   Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA with the Rev. John A. Wallace, his friend and pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Warburton Hill Cemetery.   Friends may call on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.  The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be sent to the East Forks Community Church, 552 Bahl Road, New Albany, PA 18833.  Towanda Daily Review - July 2, 2011


MYERS Lewis Edwin "Speedy" Myers

72, of 5061 Saco Road, Towanda, Pa., North Towanda Township, died Thursday, June 23, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda, Pa.  Lewis was born Feb. 5, 1939 in Towanda, Pa., the son of the late LeRoy H. Myers and Alberta Iva Battin Myers. He attended Towanda Schools and in early years was active in Cub Scouts, Little League and participated in school sports. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army. Lewis was formerly employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and GTE Sylvania in Towanda until his retirement.  He enjoyed spending time with his family especially with his grandchildren and friends. Lewis loved to read, was an avid Giants fan and enjoyed following Towanda High School football.  He is survived by: his children, Sue Cook and husband Bill of Maranna, Ariz., Carla Lewis and Donald Torres of Towanda, David Rowe of Kingston, Pa., Norma Zdon of Oceanside, Calif.; grandchildren, Chad Decker, Melissa Perry, Eric Dinelli. Cheyenne VanDeMark, Mallary Zdon, Kassi Rowe, Gabrielle Stoddard and Jenna Rowe; great-grandchildren, Austin Perry, Paige Perry, Aaliyah Visker, Payton Perry, Isabella Decker and Sophia Decker; sister, Evelyn M. Maryott of North Towanda; brother-in-law, Gerald Johnson of Harrisburg, Pa.; brothers-in law and sisters-in-law, Frank and Connie Johnson of Missouri, George and Gloria Johnson of Powell, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Johnson Myers on March 10, 2011; and sister, Aileen M. Gowdy on June 18, 2011.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home.  The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda High School Football Program, in care of Coach Craig Dawsey, 103 Chestnut St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Lewis's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – June 25, 2011 


POUSEN Richard L. Pousen

66, of 111 Hinman St., Monroeton, Pa. died early Tuesday morning, June 28, 2011 at his home following declining health. Richard was born in Elmira, N.Y. on Jan. 31, 1945 the son of the late Stanley and Helen Roberts Pousen. He was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1963 and in early years, he enjoyed playing softball. During high school, Richard joined the Navy Reserve and following high school served 3 years active duty in the U.S. Navy. Following completion of his military service, he became employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda. He later moved to California where he resided for 12 years. While in California, Richard was employed by Con-Edison and Wells Fargo Bank.  He returned to Bradford County and was employed by GTE Sylvania from 1978 until his retirement in 2004. Richard was a member of Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club. He was a social member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda and played on the Bradford County Pool League for many years. Richard enjoyed his motor home, trips to Las Vegas, camping and playing pool.  He is survived by: his wife, Marletta Northrop Pousen at home; sons Craig Thomas Pousen of Palm Springs, Calif., Scott David Pousen and wife Justine of Hornbrook; step grandchildren: Kenneth Ross of Meshoppen, Pa., Ashley Ross of Hornbrook, Kaitlyn Ross of Hornbrook; his brother, Anthony 'Tony" Pousen of Towanda; sisters Roberta Morse and husband Donald of Big Flats, N.Y., Paula Tuttle and husband Ronald of Towanda; sister-in-law, Thelma Northrop of Rome, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; very special friends, Jack and Gayle Vanderpool of Laceyville, Pa.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Ronald Northrop.  In honor of Richard's request, there will be no funeral service or visitation.  Contributions may be directed to the COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Avenue Suite 302, Miami, Florida 33133 in Richard's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Pousen family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – June 30, 2011


RICE Margaret P. Wormley

age 73, of Little Marsh, PA. died on Friday, June 24, 2011 at her residence. Born on January 28, 1938 in Addison, NY, she was the daughter of Francis and Louise (VanZile) Rice. Margaret was married to Robert Wormley.  Prior to her retirement, Margaret was employed with Bankers Life and Casualty Insurance Company. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a life social member of the Knoxville VFW.  In addition to her husband, Robert, Margaret is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Burrows of Mansfield, PA, Reginald and Kathy Rice of Risingville, NY, LeRoy and Jan Burrows of Hammonsport, NY; three daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy Sue and Art Hand of Harrison Valley, PA, Cynthia and James Bacon of Little Marsh, PA, Luann and Jason Williams of Wellsboro, PA; one sister, Alberta Potter of Cameron, NY, and a step-mother, Betty Jenkins of Westfield, PA. Margaret was predeceased by two brothers, Francis T. and William Rice.   Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Margaret on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 24, 2011


SCHAAF Debra Whiting

Hector: Age 52, of Hector, NY, died on June 30, 2011 as a result of an automobile accident. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend, David Whiting; sons and loves of her life, Ryan Dougherty and Brenton Whiting; mother, Bernice Schaaf, of Connecticut; brothers and sisters, Randy (Charlene) James of Texas, Sandy (Bill) Callnan of Vermont, Ronny (Donna) Schaaf of Connecticut, Gordon (Denise) Schaaf of New Hampshire, Theona (Wayne) Palma of North Carolina, and John Schaaf of North Carolina; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Bernita Whiting of California; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Jim and Pat Whiting of California, Donna and Harry Orlyk of Salem, NY, John and Mary Whiting of Catherine, NY, Andi Whiting and Frank Osborn of Watkins Glen. She was predeceased by her father, Joseph Schaaf. Debra was co-owner of the Red Newt Cellars in Hector, a renowned chef, chair of the Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty and the immediate past chair of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Services for family and close friends will be held at Hector Presbyterian Church at 4pm on Tuesday, July 5th. A celebration of Debra's life will follow at the Red Newt Cellars, 3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, on Tuesday, July 5, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Those wishing may consider a memorial donation in memory of Debra to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier or Hector Presbyterian Church.   Star Gazette – July 4, 2011


SCHOCK Catherine (Kate) DeWitt

Elmira: A memorial service to celebrate the life of Catherine (Kate) DeWitt will be held at Riverside Methodist Church, 559 Spaulding St., Elmira, NY on July 8th at 3:30 P.M. Friends and family are invited to attend.  Kate died on February 10, 2011 at the age of 86 in Paradise, CA.  A longtime resident of Elmira, Kate was well known for her unique wedding and all-occasion "Cakes from Kate's Kitchen". Kate was born on July 8, 1924 in Waverly, NY to Floyd Schock and Ethel (Kipp) Schock. She is survived by her three children Suzanne (Terry) Wild; Sherry (Rudy) Gonzalez and Ronald (Ruth) DeWitt; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Star Gazette – July 3, 2011


SCHULTZ Michael Paul Schultz

died on June 20, 2011 in San Diego, Calif. Michael was born Dec. 11, 1972, a son of Linda Davis and Jim Davis (stepfather). Michael attended Northeast Bradford High School and graduated in the Class of 1991.  Michael served in the U.S. Navy following graduation and then lived several years in Virginia and California. He loved sports, hunting and had a great memory for family traditions.   Michael is preceded in death by grandfather, Garland Nealis, Uncle Francis and Aunt Mary.   Survivors include his mother and stepfather; loving grandmother Pearl Nealis; brother Bob Schultz (Jennifer); their children Nicholas and Lauryn; step-sister Michelle (Kurt); their children Victoria and Cody; stepbrother Jim Davis; nephew Jimmy; and nieces Jessica and Janelle; stepbrother Brian Davis (Kathy); their child Montana; uncles and aunts Jack (Shirley) Hanson, Don (Helen) Nealis, Morgan (Mary Edith) Nealis; aunt Jane Davis; uncle Dave Rice; aunt Jackie; and numerous cousins.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, BGP Charlotte, NC 28201-0001, in memory of Mike.   Memorial services will be at a later date.   Towanda Daily Review – June 26, 2011


SMITH Maxine (Smith) DeWitt

Died peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a courageous battle with an extended illness. Maxine was born November 14, 1952 in Elmira, NY to Walter and Carol Smith. Maxine was a computer operator at Flickingers for many years before becoming a CPA through CCC. She then worked at Carnevale, Neils, Whitney and Nash which later become E.F.P. Rotenberg. Maxine was a strong, devoted, and nurturing mother; always putting others before herself. Maxine is survived by her parents, Carol (Jessop) and Walter E. Smith, also by her sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis (Smith) and Todd Chichester, by her two children, Katrina and Ted DeWitt, by a niece and nephews, Christopher, Jennifer and Alexander Chichester, by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and by a multitude of friends and co-workers. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 1 PM to 3 PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. A memorial service will immediately follow at 3 PM. Reverend James Crupi will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Cancer Treatment Center, 1 St. Joseph's Plaza, Elmira, NY 14904.   Star Gazette – June 24, 2011


STODDARD Randy J. Stoddard

age 42, of Grant Hill, Wilmot Township, Bradford County resident, died at his home on Thursday, June 30, 2011. Randy was born on Jan. 22, 1969, a son of William R. and Rita A. Gainer Stoddard of Grant Hill. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School a member of the class of 1987. Randy was formerly employed by Welles Mill, Purina and Taylor-Cargill and was last employed as a custodian at the Wyalusing Valley High School.  Randy was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He especially loved spending time with his three daughters and family events.  Surviving are three daughters Hailey Stoddard, Cassandra Stoddard and Madilyn Stoddard; his parents, Bill and Rita Stoddard of Grant Hill; brother Stanley (Michelle) Stoddard of Kane, Pa.; four sisters Sharon (Russell) Prevost of Meshoppen, Pa.; Susan (Brett) DiMassimo, of Williamsport, Joanne (Ken) Wettlauffer, Williamsport, Pa. and Joyce (Josesph) Chipolis of Williamsport, Pa. and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Ronald Stoddard on Nov. 19, 1991.  A Transferal Service will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2011 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Stowell, Pa.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – July 6, 2011


SWARTOUT James E. Swartout, Elmira, died 06-11-2011.  Arrangements: James D. Barrett Funeral Home.(James was born on January 31, 1944 and passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011)  Star Gazette – June 19, 2011


TERRILL David T. Terrill Jr.

61, of Salladasburg, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, June 9, 2011.  David was born in Lock Haven, the son of Barbara and David Terrill Sr.  A celebration of his life will be ongoing within his family. In respect for his wishes, no public viewing will be held. Memorial contributions in his memory may be sent to the Boy Scouts of America, Susquehanna Council, or to the 4-H Clubs of Tioga, Bradford and Sullivan counties.  Arrangements are under direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Flemington.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 24, 2011   


David T. Terrill Jr., 61, of Salladasburg, died expectedly at home on June 9, 2011.  David was born in Lock Haven and received his bachelor's degree in biology from Lock Haven University in 1972. He was a singularly exceptional man who loved his family and farming and maintained an avid interest in his sheep flock, his border collies and his quarter horses, as well as being a John Deere enthusiast. He loved to hunt and watch wildlife, and was happiest out of doors or with his beloved family. David was an Eagle Scout, a Vigil Honoree of the Order of Arrow, a Mason and an avid supporter of 4-H in a number of Pennsylvania counties. David had served as Cub Scout pack leader for Pack 53 in Salladasburg and as assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 53. David was also a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the American Suffolk Sheep Association.  David was a leading expert in the solid waste management industry, with many professional certifications and licenses. He started his career as manager of the Clinton County Solid Waste Authority, leaving in 1977 to become a department manager for the Lycoming County Solid Waste Department. In 1979 he became the executive director of the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority serving Tioga, Bradford and Sullivan counties. Under his guidance, the NTSWA became a premier model of a fully integrated solid waste management system, winning numerous international industry awards and recognition, including the development and implementation of a hydroponic greenhouse utilizing landfill methane power. His innovations and foresight continued with development of his own consulting firm. David was also a proud past president of the Keystone Chapter of the Solid Waste Authority of North America (SWANA).  Surviving are his beloved wife, Shirley Terrill and his four children, Thomas Terrill (Paige) of McElhattan, John Terrill (Kristin) of Reston, Va., Jennine Terrill of Stillwater, Okla., and Sarah Terrill of Kalamazoo, Mich., as well as his parents, Barbara and David Terrill Sr. of Lock Haven; two brothers, Richard Terrill of Vienna, Va., and Roger Terrill of Valley View and two grandchildren.  A celebration of his life will be ongoing within his family. In respect for his wishes, no public viewing will be held.  Memorial contributions in his memory may be sent to the Boy Scouts of America, Susquehanna Council, or to the 4-H Clubs of Tioga, Bradford and Sullivan counties.  Arrangements are under direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Flemington.  The Express – June 16, 2011    


THOMPSON Michael E Thompson

65, of Waverly, N.Y. died peacefully from a battle with cancer on Saturday, June 25, 2011 surrounded by his family at Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Waverly, N.Y., April 19, 1946. He was the son of the late Raymond Thompson Sr and the late Rosemary Barton.  He was a graduate of Sayre High School. He worked for many years at the Ingersoll Rand and was currently employed by Southern Tier Commerce Center of Elmira, N.Y.  Michael was a beloved grandfather to ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially loved camping at Paradise Park in Reading Center, N.Y.  Mike is survived by his wife of 28 years, Debbie L Thompson; his four daughters Michelle (Gene) Beeman of Waverly, Sue Ann Thompson (Jody Dibble) of Athens, Kelly (John) Decker of Athens, Kimberly (Mike) Buchanan of Waverly; ten grandchildren Ashley Geisinger, Josh and Rebekah Beeman, Casey, Zackery, and Jay Dibble, Callie Decker, Madison Thompson, Makenzie and Mariah Buchanan; three great grandchildren Nathan and Annaleise Geisinger, and Carson Beeman; brothers, John (Eddie) Thompson, Pete (Sandy) Thompson and Kenny Thompson. Sisters; Wanda (Don) Schrier, Linda (Hank) Lipps. Predeceased by brother Carl Thompson.  Memorial donations may be made in Michael's memory to Guthrie Healthcare System C/O Guthrie Hospice and send to Sherry Reynard in resource development at Guthrie; or Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly NY 14892.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. The family will share stories, photos and life events of Michael's life. The celebration of Michael's life will follow the visitation with a special tribute presented on DVD at 8 p.m.   Sayre Morning Times – June 30, 2011


THOMPSON Stanley V. Thompson

79, of 29 Larch Road, Sayre, Pa., died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Stanley was born in Dumore, Pa., on June 12, 1932. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. Stanley was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting.  Surviving are his wife, Sylvia L. Brenner Thompson at home; children Stanley Thompson II and wife Arlene of Alexandria, Minn., Donna Thompson and Tina Graham of Homestead, Fla., Sandi Thompson and Steve Weiner of Port St. John, Fla., Nathan Thompson and wife Tanya of Woodridge, N.Y., Dana Thompson of Ocean Springs, Miss., Pam Faber of Sycamore, Ohio; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; step-children Holly Goble Kline and husband Charles of Sayre, Valerie Goble Crocker and husband Robert of Sayre, Wendy Goble Dilts and husband David of Cary, N.C., Heidi Goble Ede and husband Gerald of Salisbury, Md., and Thompson "Tom" Goble of Elmira, N.Y., and several step-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances and daughter, Susan Thompson.  A memorial service will be held Monday, June 27, 2011 at noon at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., with Pastor David Larson and Pastor Daniel Walker of the Athens Wesleyan Church officiating.  Interment will be private.  The family will receive friends on from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one's choice in Stanley's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – June 24, 2011


TRAUB Charles A. Traub

89, of Germania, PA, died on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born June 7, 1922 in Charleston Twp., PA, he was a son of the late Ervin W. and Jane E. (Smith) Traub. He attended the Abbott Twp. School. On March 8, 1946, in Galeton, he married the former Marie Chamberlain, who survives. Charlie owned and operated the Woodynook Farm in Germania until he retired in 2005. He raised prize winning Registered Holsteins and was a member of the PA State Holstein Association. Charlie was a member and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church in Galeton, a 74 year member of the Pennsylvania State Grange, a former member of the West Branch Grange, a member of the Galeton Moose, a member of the Galeton VFW, a member of the Germania Fire Company, and he was an avid bowler. Surviving besides his wife of 65 years, Marie Traub, are a son, Dean Traub, Germania; a daughter, Carol Smith, Galeton; and a granddaughter, Heather Smith, Galeton. A Graveside Service will be held at the Germania Cemetery on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon following at the family's home at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser will officiate. Flowers gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 19 Germania St., Galeton, PA 16922. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.  Star Gazette – July 1, 2011


VanETTEN Clark J. VanEtten

26, of Park Ave., Corning, was killed Saturday, June 18, 2011 in his home.  He was born June 22, 1984 in Corning the son of Richard C. VanEtten SR. and Suzanne Mitchell.  He graduated from West High School attending BOCES where he was taking photonics. After graduating he worked at Aniello’s Pizzeria where he was known and loved as Marvin.  He worked for Sure-Connect Cable System and then moved to the Red Newt Cellars Winery.  He liked top end wine products that they produced as well as Red Cat. He was currently working for DC Communications in Elmira, NY.  He loved playing Warfare video games, skateboarding, Poi and especially loved spending time with his children. He was a loving father, great son, brother and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Although Clark was frugal, he would help anyone at any time who was in need. He is survived by his Wife, Jennifer VanEtten of Elmira; Children, Deven and Kadance VanEtten of Elmira; Father, Richard C. (Pam) VanEtten Sr. of Hornby; Mother, Suzanne Mitchell (Robert Miller) of Corning; Sister, Deborah Ann Elliott of Painted Post; Brother, Richard C. VanEtten Jr. of Hornby; Cousin, Mike Kent of Corning; Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.  He was predeceased by his grandparents, Richard L. VanEtten, Helen P. VanEtten, James E. Winfield and Isabell Winfield.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday June 26, 2011 at the Hornby Fire Department. Donations for his children may be made once a trust fund has been established.  Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning is entrusted with arrangements.  Corning Leader – June 23, 2011


WARD Dolores E. Ward

Penn Yan/Dundee: Dolores E. Ward, age 82, died Monday, June 20, 2011, at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home, Penn Yan, NY. She is loved and will be dearly missed by a brother, Dale E. (Mary) Ward of Dundee; a sister, Joyce E. (Ben) Vedder of Himrod; six nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 12 noon - 1 p.m. Friday (June 24) at the BAIRD FUNERAL HOME, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Father Bob Ring officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837, or to the Manor Crest Foundation, 411 Clinton St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.  Star Gazette – June 22, 2011  


WAYMAN David E. Wayman, Jr.

45, of Nichols, NY died unexpectedly on Monday, June 20, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born July 7, 1965 in Sayre, PA the son of the late David, Sr. and Nancy Bradley Wayman.  David was employed with Tricor Investigations. He loved to be outdoors hunting, golfing, grilling, and fishing. David loved spending time with his family and friends.  David is survived by his wife Donna at home; children Chelsey Wayman and fiancé Mike Fallon of Windham Twp., Pa., Adam Wayman of Albany, N.Y., Rodney Cooper of Latham, N.Y., Rhonda and Scott Frey of Catskill, N.Y., Jack and Ashley Cooper of Albany, N.Y., and Theodore Cooper of Owego, N.Y.; 9 grandchildren; three sisters Cindy, Becky, and Melissa; the mother of his children Marsha Ham and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Friday, June 24, 2011 from 3 to 5 the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – June 23, 2011


WILKINSON Arthur F. Wilkinson

84, of Englewood, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY died on June 12, 2011. He was born September 1, 1926 in Sayre, PA to Arthur M. and Ruth Satterly Wilkinson. He graduated from Waverly High School in 1944 and graduated from Rochester Business Institute. He began work at the Pennsylvania Railroad June 1950 and retired from Conrail as chief clerk and crew dispatcher in August 1986. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janice. His sons, Jeffrey (Jo Ann) of Elmira and Stephen (Lucille) of Fort Lauderdale, FL and daughter, Karen (James) Desrochers of Houston, TX. Sister, Lucille (Fred) Young of Elmira. Five grandchildren: Jonathan (Cassandra) Wilkinson, Jeremy Wilkinson, Jennifer (Nelson) Greening, Laura and Kristen Desrochers. Great grandson, Andrew Wilkinson. Sister-in law, Patricia Willis and nieces. He was predeceased by his brother, Donald. He was a member of the Englewood Methodist Church, FL, having served as an usher and active with the men's group. He was a former member of Southside Baptist Church, Elmira, he served as a deacon, trustee and was a longtime Sunday School teacher. Arthur was Past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Chemung, NY, a Mason for 60 years and a member of the Charlotte (FL) Chapter of the S.A.R. He served in the US Army Corp during World War II. He was also an avid fisherman. Burial was at the Sarasota National Cemetery in FL with military honors. Memorial donations may be made to the Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 East Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL, 34223.   Star Gazette – June 23, 2011


WRIGHT Marshall Wright

age 54, of Mansfield, PA, died on Thursday, June 23, 2011 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born on December 18, 1956 in Wellsboro, PA, he was the son of Leonard and Edith (Miller) Wright.  Marshall had been employed as a security Guard for the Westfield Tannery and enjoyed watching races, hunting, and raising animals.  Marshall is survived by his companion, Brenda Thomas of Mansfield, PA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Herbert and Judy Wright of Addison, NY, Bill and Annie Wright of Elkland, PA; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Alberta and Barry Webster of Raleigh, NC, Dorothy and Arthur Rawleigh of Raleigh, NC, and Ruth Wright of Elkland, PA. He was predeceased by his parents and his canine companion, Suzzie.  Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 26, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at 2:00 PM at the funeral chapel with Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 24, 2011


ZAWKO John Raymond

Clearwater, FL: Age 56, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died June 2, 2011, at Suncoast Hospice in Florida after a long, courageous battle with cancer. John was born on September 26, 1954, the son of the late Nicholas E. Zawko Sr. and Mary (Marks - Zawko) Gessi. John was employed by Honeywell for over 15 years, and greatly enjoyed his job. John's hobbies included NASCAR racing, watching the New York Yankees, golfing and music. John is survived by his former wife and friend, Roxanne Zawko and son Kenny Zawko both of Clearwater FL.; brothers Nicholas E. Zawko Jr. (Patti) of Coopers Plains, NY; James Zawko and sister Mary Zawko-Gould (Peanut) both of Elmira Heights, NY; niece Nikki Rae Gould of Elmira Heights, NY; and nephew Seth Zawko (Sheila) of Horseheads, NY.   Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, at 12 PM on Saturday June 25, 2011.   Star Gazette – June 22, 2011



Formerly of Elmira Heights, age 77 of Deltona, FL, died June 25th at home with his loving wife of 58 years and family by his side. John was born July 1st, 1933 in Chemung, NY, the son of the late Edith and Clarence. John retired from Millbrook Bread in 1979 at which time he moved to Florida. John served in the US Army from 1951-1954 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post 154. He loved NASCAR and dirt track racing may it be Chemung Speedrome in the 60's or New Smyrna Speedway in Florida thereafter. He was a fan and collector of Dale Earnhardt memorabilia. John is survived by his wife, Jessie (Wilcox), whom he married July 4th, 1953 in Elmira, NY; son, John Jr. (Marie) of Deltona; daughters, Debra (Larry Heffner) Zettlemoyer of Coopers Plains, NY, and Judy (Everett) Fifield of Deltona; granddaughters, Johni (Billy) Branco of Deltona and Jessie Zettlemoyer of Coopers Plains, NY; grandsons, Chris Morrill (Sherry) of Deltona, Jonathan Fifield of Orlando, FL, and Matt Fifield of Deltona, currently serving in the US Army at Ft. Drum; great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Branco, Victoria Morrill, Jason and Damian Morrill, all of Deltona; sisters-in-law, Barb Zettlemoyer of Horseheads and Joan Rogers of Victor NY; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents; brothers, Lewis (1916), Ray of Florida, and Joe of Lowman; sisters, Erma Robinson of Hornell, Ruth Peterson of Globe, AZ and June Bennett of Lowman; dog, Puddles and cat, Sugar. There will be no calling hours or services at John's request. Those wishing may remember John through donations to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler Florida.  Star Gazette – June 29, 2011 

? BISHKO Florence M

William C. Bishko, 91, died at the Carleton Home Saturday, May 28, 2011.  Florence M. Bishko, 88, also died at the Carleton Home Monday, June 13, 2011.

Both were from Philadelphia and were both buried in a family cemetery in Tioga.   Florence was born on June 29, 1922 and died on Monday, June 13, 2011.  Florence was last known to be living in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.    Wellsboro Gazette - June 29, 2011


? CLARK Marta R.

78, of Windham Summit, died Friday, June 24, 2011 at home.  Marta was born in Weissach, Germany, on April 1, 1933.  Marta’s life was one of gracious servant hood, pouring her life into each of her children over the years, and extending beyond her own family into the lives of others with humbler Christlikeness. Like the Proverbs 31 woman, Marta’s high levels of ambition and dedication blessed those around her and brought her joy.  Marta excelled and delighted in studying and propagating flowers, arranging rock garden, sewing and altering clothes, making friends with everybody and anybody, cooking German cuisine, speaking German, driving a Karmannghia, playing the button box accordion and singing with the choir.  Surviving is her husband Paul at home; daughter Renate DeJames and husband Richard, daughter MaryAnn Marzo and husband Michael, daughter Elizabeth McCann and husband Lee, son Frederick Retter IV and wife Christina, daughter Heidi Winward and husband David; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight stepchildren; and many step grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Margart Wohr of Weissach, Germany.  Memorial services will be held Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Windham Summit Bible Church, Windham Summit, Pa., and Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 221 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.  The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the missionary funds of the above-mentioned churches in Marta’s memory.   Sayre Morning Times – June 29, 2011 


? FREEMAN Marjorie

Horseheads: Age 89, formerly of Hudson Street, Elmira, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Elcor Health Services. She is survived by her niece Patty Carlson of Coral Springs FL. In following her wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – June 23, 2011 

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