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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.

ACKLEY Phyllis A. Newman

71, of Sayre, Pa., died Monday, July 4, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  Phyllis was born July 3, 1940 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Fritch Ackley.  Phyllis was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to entertain her family and friends. She worked for Beeman’s Restaurant as a waitress, retiring after 15 years of service. Phyllis was an avid New York Giants fan and loved bowling. She was a member and past president of Skiff Bower Post 1536 Auxiliary.  She is predeceased by her brothers Walter, James, and William Ackley, and sister Patricia Corl.  Phyllis is survived by husband of 30 years Bernard at home, children Richard (Laura) Earley of Medford, N.J., and Melissa (Joshua) Kolb of Syracuse, N.Y., grandchildren Ryan and Tyler Earley of Medford, N.J., and Quinton Kolb of Syracuse, N.Y., siblings Barbara (Walter) Serowik of Va., Jeanne (Robert) Moore of Ithaca, N.Y., and Jon (Miriam) Ackley of Va., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 2 p/m/ at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 South Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the 5th floor nursing staff at Robert Packer Hospital.   Sayre Morning Times – July 6, 2011


ASHTON Neil T. "Rocky" Ashton

Age 56, of Elmira, died Sunday July 10, 2011. He is survived by sons, Lason Ashton, Neil Timothy Ashton, both of Campbell, NY; sisters, Patricia (William) Mosher, Horseheads, Kathleen (Robert) Frawley, Penn Yan, Mary Fran (Rickie) Welch, Troy, PA; brother, William (Marcia) Ashton, Elmira; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins; predeceased by his parents, Frances Mason and Neil Ashton; great nephew, Benjamin O'Connor. Neil was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish and a former employee of Toshiba. The Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday, July 13th, from 2 to 3 p.m. followed immediately by his Funeral Service at 3 p.m., Rev. Richard Farrell officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – July 12, 2011


AVERY Shirley G. Deranzio

82, of Sayre, PA, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011.  She was born August 10, 1928 in Elmhurst, NY, Long Island, to the late Henry and Salinda Avery.  She is survived by her husband, Nicholas Deranzio of FL; daughter, Linda Naso of Cape Coral, FL; son, Peter (Rosa) Deranzio of Keller, TX; daughter Sheila (Douglas) Graham of Coral Springs, FL; daughter, Deanna Stack of Long Island, NY; daughter Marie (Randy) Forrest of Hamilton, Bermuda; daughter, Dora Dijuirco of Cape Coral, FL; brother Charles (Emily) Avery of FL; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Shirley was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848.  Sayre Morning Times – July 8, 2011   


BATTERSON Clinton K. "Booga" Batterson

23, of Galeton, PA, died Friday, July 15, 2011. Born January 30, 1988 at the Langley Air Force Base, VA, he was the son of Timothy and Teresa (Fuller) Batterson, who both survive. He graduated from Galeton High School in 2006 and attended Mansfield University where he was a part of the Fishery Biology Program. Clinton worked as a Sales Engineer at Level 3 Communications and was a Snowboard Instructor at Ski Denton. He was an avid sportsman and loved the outdoors. He especially enjoyed playing soccer, snowboarding, tropical fish, and spending time with his daughter, Tegan, singing and playing the guitar for her. Surviving besides his parents, Tim and Teri Batterson, are his wife, Christin Michelle Piccone Batterson, Galeton; a daughter, Tegan Ellie Batterson; a son (due August 7, 2011), Jobe Marcus Batterson; two sisters, Michelle (Edid Martinez) Batterson and Angella (Dustin) Smith, both of Galeton; paternal grandfather, Richard Batterson, Galeton; special friends, Randy Tindal, Marcus Brown, and Randy Reiter; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Clinton was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Lois Batterson and his maternal grandparents, Tink Fuller, Edith and Donald Greene. Friends may call at the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. with Memorial Service following at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. David Minor, Sr. will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for his children's future.   Star Gazette – July 17, 2011


BIBBY Pauline E. Kempf

Died peaceful, on Friday morning, July 8, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Pauline was born April 8, 1934 in Greenfield, MA, daughter of the late Robert and Vera James Bibby. She was a graduate of Middlebury College and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on a Fulbright Scholarship. Throughout her life Pauline focused on community service and her love of music. Since coming to the Elmira area, she has been an active member of the Big Flats United Methodist Church. She sang in the choir and organized events such as the Cropwalk and annual Christmas baskets as chair of the Outreach Committee. She also delivered Meals-on Wheels, played the piano at Elcor Nursing Home, sang with the Elmira Choral Society and enjoyed attending concerts and musical productions with her family and friends. She is survived by her children; Jennifer Kempf of Hyattsville, MD; Jay Kempf of Warren, VT; Andy (Beth Ann) Kempf of New Woodstock, NY and Leslie (Dennis) Tremblay of Watkins Glen, NY; grandchildren, Katie, David, Jane, and JP. The family will welcome relatives and friends to a Memorial Service at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, Inc. State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903-7933.    Star Gazette – July 10, 2011 


BLAKEMAN Mark Blakeman,

Longtime resident of Montrose, CO and friend to many, died peacefully, but unexpectedly on Thursday, July 7, 2011. He was 50.  Mark, with his wife, the former Sheila Walsh of 12 years, owned and operated Montrose Auto Body. He was born in Danbury, Conn., and grew up in Chemung, N.Y. His first passion was the railroad. Mark found Colorado by having the fortune of traveling through the 48 states. Through his travels he chose Edwards, Colo., as his home. He moved to Colorado 27 years ago with longtime friend Tom Donovan to enjoy all that Colorado had to offer. This is where he met Sheila, at their favorite watering hole “Champions.” Sheila and Mark moved to Montrose to start their own business in 1999. He loved his work and enjoyed every day with his great employees and customers. Since then, he has created many relationships and great friends, and left a lasting impression on everyone he encountered. Mark was one of the kindest men to walk the earth. With his tender heart and crooked smile, the words he spoke always captured your attention with kind wisdom and his uplifting advice. He was a man of few words, but when he did speak his mind, the meaning in his words said it all. Mark loved everything about nature, from spending time on his boat, to touring the lakes of Utah and Colorado, camping throughout the mountains of the West, hanging with his friends and family and reveling in the view from his deck. He adored his dogs Dutch, Molly and Buck which he had at his side, at all times. Like it says on the Rolling Rock bottle, “it comes from the mountain springs to you ‘33.’”  His kindness and generosity were most evident when he, Sheila and Montrose Auto Body Shop restored a stranger’s 1987 GMC Truck, whom was terminally ill.  Mark is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Sheila; Will Brougham (like a son to Mark and Sheila); his mother, Louise Austin and step-father Philip Austin; his father Donald and lifetime partner Patricia Glosenger; his brother Michael and his wife Tammy; in-laws Richard and Jean Walsh, Mary Lydon, Sheila’s 11 siblings and their spouses and the 40 nieces and nephews of the Walsh family; step-brother Steve Austin and wife Jody; stepbrother Michael Austin and wife Daniel; stepsister Christine Austin and partner Joe Peters; stepsister Sabrina and husband Richard Taylor; stepsister Kim Stevens; stepbrother Andrew Glosenger; his aunt Mary and uncle Mike, and his nieces and nephews. His grandparents Agnes and Clarence preceded him in death. And his many friends that were all part of his family.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, July 11 at 5 p.m., at The Bridges in Montrose, Colo. A local spot which Mark enjoyed spending time there with his wife and friend Will. Friends and family are asked to bring along memories of Mark to share.  Services will also be held in Chemung, N.Y. Details will be announced at a later date.  In Mark’s words.....”It’s all good!” Search the Heaven’s for the perfect Camping Spot!!  Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Colorado.  Sayre Morning Times – July 12, 2011


BRENNAN Marjorie Brennan Webster

87, of Carlisle, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the Carlisle Regional Medical Center.  Born April 22, 1924 in Athens, Pa.,, she was a daughter of the late Elton and Sibyl Macafee Brennan and widow of Albert J. Webster. She attended Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y. Marjorie was a faithful disciple of Christ and a co-worker in ministry with her husband. She lived her life by the faith she professed and passed  her faith on by her example and her words.  Surviving are her son, the Rev. Timothy Webster of Waxhaw, N.C., and two daughters, LaVonne Mackey of Melrose, Fla., and Esther Barajikian, Lansdowne, Md., two sisters, Sibyl Slagle of LaGrange, Ga., 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Timothy Brennan, one son, the Rev. Paul Marvin Webster and one sister, Leone Stone.  Memorial services were held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Chapel Pointe at Carlisle, 770 South Hanover Street, Carlisle, with the Rev. Walter L. Frankenberry officiating.  Burial was private and at the convenience of the family.  Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 219 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chapel Pointe Benevolent Fund, 770 South Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013.  Sayre Morning Times – July 6, 2011


BROWN Esau Walter

Age 80 of Elmira, NY. He was born June 9, 1931 in Richmond Hill, GA, son of the late William and Wilbie (Smith) Brown and died Friday, July 1, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by a daughter Leslie Brown and is survived by his wife Lucy; children Mildred Brown of CA, Walter Brown, Jr. of Elmira, Bernadette Brown of FL, Marshall Davis, Misty Hakes, Vincent Brown and Christy Gray all of Elmira; 20 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister Juanita (Irvin) Roberts of Brooklyn, NY. Esau retired from Bidwell Farms, Inc. in Prattsburgh after 35 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, July 8th from 2 to 4 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 4 pm. Rev. Harold Milks will officiate.    Star Gazette – July 8, 2011  


BROWN Sonia Ann Brown Alexander

75, of Asheboro, N.C., died on Sunday, July 10, 2011.  No funeral services are scheduled.  A native of Cortland County, N.Y., Mrs. Alexander was born April 10, 1936.  She was the daughter of the late Leo J. Brown and Grace Katherine Hoy Brown. She was a homemaker.  Mrs. Alexander is survived by her husband, Robert G. Alexander, of the home; daughter, Katie Kelly, and husband, Tim, of Asheboro, N.C., sons, Shane and wife, Tonya, of Franklinville, N.C., John , of Cortland, N.Y., Bradley, of Bellefonte, Pa., Matt  and wife, Diane, of Avon, Ind.; brother, John Brown, wife Joann of Cortland, N.Y.; 28 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204.  Sayre Morning Times – July 13, 2011  


BUCK Olive I. (Buck) Potter

Horseheads: Age 87 Horseheads and formerly a longtime resident of Lovell Ave. in Elmira. died Mon. July 11, 2011 at the Manor at Bethany Village. Olive was born Oct. 7, 1923 and raised by Mabel and Fred Luckey in Elmira Heights, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard in 2009. Olive is survived by her sons and daughter, Dale (Patti) Potter of Horseheads, NY, Rodney Potter of Waverly, NY, Mary (Richard Pensyl) Potter of Wellsville, NY, grandchildren, Karolee (John) Kent, Eric (Masumi) Potter, Mason Potter, Samantha Pensyl, Nikki Pensyl and Richard (Tina) Pensyl; several great grandchildren. Olive enjoyed various crafts, ceramics, flower gardening, dress making, square dancing and camping with her husband. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of the Eucharist to take place in Christ Episcopal Church, Center and Main St., Hornell on Saturday July 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Cole Gruberth and Rev. Thomas Gramley officiating. Those wishing may remember Olive with memorials to the Music fund of Christ Episcopal Church PO Box 336 Hornell, NY 14843 and the Food Cupboard at Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church 1238 Pennsylvania Ave. Pine City, NY 14871    Star Gazette – July 13, 2011 


CALDWELL Robert "Bobby"

Age 68, formerly of Watkins Glen, NY, died at the home of his sister in Troutman, NC on July 5, 2011. He was born in Elmira, NY on November 6, 1942 to Robert and Ann Burke Caldwell.

He was predeceased by his father Robert Arthur Caldwell, mother, Anne Burke Caldwell Wait; step-father John Baxter Wait, and brother-in-law, Donald Thompson.  He is survived by his siblings; Marylou Caldwell Thompson of Watkins Glen, Wendy (Craig) Royal of Troutman, NC, with whom he resided; Christopher (Lisa Edwards) Wait of Statesville, NC, and Denisse (Ken) Toal of Batavia, NY. Bobby is also survived by nieces and nephews; Liberty (Ken) Green of Troutman, NC; Michael (Mary) Royal of Mooresville, NC; Nathan Farnsworth of Cambridge, England; Corey Royal of Troutman, NC, Cassandra Wait of Watkins Glen, and Justin Wait and Kaley Wait of Statesville, NC. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Watkins Glen.  Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the International Motor Racing Research Center, 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.  Star Gazette – July 8, 2011     


COSIER George E. Cosier

83, of Absolut of Three Rivers, formerly of Manning Ridge Road in Painted Post, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 13, 2011.  He had been a patient there since March, 2009.  He was born on August 12, 1927 in Elkland, the son of Fred and Ellen (Warren) Cosier.  He married Doris Tong on February 14, 1948 at Painted Post Baptist Church.  She predeceased him on May 28, 2000.  George worked for Corning Inc where he had over 60 years of active service and inactive service.  He worked at Sullivan Park and Decker Building as a Melting Technician.  George and his wife also had a small farm where they raised beef cattle until 2000.  George had been a scoutmaster for troop 52 in Coopers Plains, NY.  He was very active in the Erwin Valley Cinderella Softball League where he umpired and in later years, helped his wife and daughter manage a team.  George enjoyed traveling with his wife to watch their grandchildren play various sports and would be seen at the Baker Street Cinderella softball field during July and August until his health declined in 2006.  George enjoyed driving every Saturday morning to the Windmill where he would purchase old John Wayne movies and bulk candy; he would distribute the bulk candy to many friends as he ventured his way home.  During the week, he enjoyed meeting several of his buddies for breakfast at Ramblers Rest. in Painted Post.  George was a good father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to many in the area.  He will truly be missed by all.  George is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Cathy Cosier of Painted Post, grandchildren, Stacey (Matthew) Putt of Corning, Christina (Jason) Tschantre of Painted Post, Michael (Angel Walton) Cosier of Painted Post, and Tammy (Erin) Eaton of Missouri.  He is also survived by great grandchildren, Liam Phelan, Ethan and Kolton Putt, Hailey, Brayden, and Ella Cosier, Kaitlyn and Karinne Pope, and Triston Eaton, family friend, Robert Randolph and special caregivers, Angel Walton, Mary Wheeler, Richard Davis, Deb Cervoni, and grandson, Michael Cosier, and several nieces and nephews.  Along with his wife, George was predeceased by his daughter, Sharon (Cosier) Ryall in 2002, brothers, William (Florence) Cosier of Elkland, Marvin (Mary) Cosier of Tyrone, and Frank Cosier of Horseheads, sisters, Mary (Charles) Benson and Margaret (Robert) Storch.  Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, on Monday, July 18, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  A celebration of George’s life will follow calling hours there at 8:00 pm.  Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery.   Those wishing may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790 or the Alzheimer’s Association-Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.   Corning Leader – July 14, 2011


DANIELSKI Theodore "Ted" Danielski

85, of Wysox, Pa. died early Wednesday morning, July 6, 2011 at his home following declining health.   Born August 28, 1925 in Larksville, Pa., he was the son of the late Vincent Danielski and Rozi Mary Betory Danielski. Ted attended grade school in Herrickville and was a graduate of Camptown High School class of 1945. He later served in the U.S. Army from Dec. 28, 1948 to Dec. 27, 1949. On Aug. 12, 1950, Ted married the former Joyce E. Haight in Athens, Pa. In early years, Ted worked at Fox Chase Farms in Towanda where he served as a Polish interpreter for employees. He later drove fuel truck for Monk MoyWer and owned and operated his farm in Herrickville for 10 years. Ted subsequently moved to California where he was employed as a real estate agent for 30 years. Following his retirement, Ted returned to the Wysox area to reside in 2000.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce Danielski, at home; sons, Theodore Vincent Danielski of Reno, Nev., Daryl Leigh Danielski of Wysox, Robin Lynn Danielski and wife Ona of Blanchard, Idaho; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister, Alfreda Padbury and husband Gerald of Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Eleanor Bird and Isbella Lawton.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry Street, Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Ted's family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – July 8, 2011 


DAVEY Janel Davey Carroll

41 of Creedmoor, NC, was called home to the Lord Friday July 15th surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She is the daughter of Gerald Davey and the late Mary Lou Norris Davey. She was of the Catholic Faith, a mother and caregiver of many children of families from Creedmoor. Surviving are her husband Michael Carroll of the home, two sons Brandon age 13 and Tyler age 10, a sister Jennifer Davey Allen of Wilmington, a brother in-law Brien Carroll of Russellville, AK as well as brother in law Paul Allen, sister in law Beth Carroll and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 7:00 - 8:30 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor Tuesday night July 19th. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday for the family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cardinal State Bank in Creedmoor for a college fund for Brandon and Tyler. Also refer to the site Team Janel on Facebook for more information. Online condolences can be made at Eakes Funeral Home.    Star Gazette – July 17, 2011


DAVIS Emma – News was recently received at Millerton of the death of Mrs. John C. Row, formerly Emma Davis, daughter of the late Nelson Davis, of that village, at her home in Kennewick, Benton County, Washington. She is survived by her husband and five children; also her mother, Mrs. N.D. Davis, who resided with her, and two brothers, H.D. Davis of Caton and Dr. W. M. Marks, of Waverly, NY. - Wellsboro Agitator, 30 December 1908, p8 


DAVIS William Davis Sr.

Painted Post, NY - William Davis Sr. age 69, died peacefully at Absolut Care of Three Rivers early Monday Morning, July 4, 2011.  Bill fought a good fight against many physical and mental ailments but finally succumbed to them.  He is survived by his son, Bill Jr., Bill's wife Maribel, his brother Greg, his nephew Brian, and many friends that Bill has made through his life both inside and outside of the facility. Bill touched many people's lives with his unique sense of humor, his gregariousness, and his love of beer.  Bill had the ability to befriend anyone, and usually did, in short order.  Bill is joining his mother and father, his ex-wife Carolyn, the many animals he owned over his lifetime, and many predeceased friends from Candor, in heaven. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Absolut Care of Three Rivers Resident Council. Bill's ashes will be returned to Candor by his son.  A Memorial will be held at the Stockyard Grille and Bar at the Ramada Inn in Painted Post, NY in the coming weeks. Raise a glass in remembrance of this great man. "For every wound, a balm. For every sorrow, cheer. For every storm, a calm. For every thirst, a beer." Prost!  Star Gazette – July 7, 2011 


DESMOND – Mrs. Loretta J. Boam, 81, of 502 E. Main St., Endicott, NY, died at her residence Sunday, August 16 after a long illness. She was the widow of Daniel J. Boam, and daughter of the late John and Ellen Desmond of Morris. Survivors are Miss Mary E. Desmond of Buffalo, NY and one niece, Mrs. Harold [Jean] Vilsjo, Buffalo, NY; and several cousins. She was a telephone operator at Morris, a number of years before coming to Endicott, NY. She was a member of St. Ambrose church and it’s Altar and Rosary Society. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning from Allen Memorial Home and at St. Ambrose church, where a High Mass of the resurrection was offered. Rev. Msgr. John E. Carey officiated. Burial in Calvary cemetery, Johnson City. – Wellsboro Gazette, 25 August 1976, p12


DEUEL – Miss Carrie Belle Deuel, aged 9, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Deuel, of Lawrenceville, died on the 11th instant of tuberculosis. Funeral services were held on May 13th at 2 p.m., Rev. W.J. Brown officiating. – Wellsboro Agitator, 23 May 1906


DOBELL Kenneth E., Sr.

Age 46, of Watkins Glen, and formerly of Alpine, NY and Butler, NJ, died on Saturday, July 9, 2011. He is survived by his son, Kenneth E. Dobell Jr. of New Jersey; daughter, Erin Dobell of Odessa; former spouse, Marjorie Healey of NJ; sisters and brothers, Sharon (Robert) Zimmer of Montour Falls, Donna (Carl) Jenkins of Horseheads, James (Amy) Dobell of Elmira, William (Cecilia) Dobell of PA, Kevin (Karen) Dobell of Watkins Glen; also numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends and relatives from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with a reception following at Havana Glen in Montour Falls. Ken was a loving father, hardworking, and a master craftsman who had a big heart to help others. He will always be in our hearts. Memorial donations in his memory may be directed to the Suicide and Prevention Crisis Service, 124 E. Court St., Ithaca, NY 14850.  Arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.  Star Gazette – July 13, 2011


DODZWEIT Dorothea Joy Stutzman

Born September 10, 1947 Died July 12, 2011 - Joy died peacefully in her sleep somewhere over the ocean on a flight to the Philippines. She was sixty-three years old. In 1967 she married John Stutzman and she served the Lord faithfully alongside her husband until her last breath. Her wish was that if she should die in the Philippines that she would be buried there. She will be remembered by all who knew her for her life poured out for others. Her heart broke for sinners and she took every opportunity to point them to the Saviour. Her three daughters, Achsah, Annamarie, and Elizabeth, cherished their mother and will spend their lives emulating her life. All of her grandchildren, Daniel, Desiree, Olivia, Jonathan, Gloria, David, Joshua, and Giselle all delighted in the loving kindness of their "Maw". She is also survived by her sister, Sharon Evans, and brothers Ben Dodzweit, and Victor Dodzweit, and many nieces and nephews. It is impossible for her husband to measure the magnitude of the loss of this treasure.   Star Gazette – July 17, 2011


DOUD – Mr. H.R. Doud [possibly Hobart], aged 64, died on November 29th [1902], at his home in Ulysses, after being in poor health the past two years and confined to his home for three months. The deceased was a son of Mr. Peleg W. Doud, aged 92, of Mainesburg, this county, where he lived till about 30 years ago. He married in 1853, Miss Eleanor Spencer, who survives him. After leaving Mainesburg, they resided three years in the South, after which they returned to Tioga county, where they remained till the Fall Brook Railroad entered Potter county, after which they lived in Harrison Valley and Mills, before locating in Ulysses. At all these places Mr. Doud was employed by the railroad company, and after the New York Central took over the system, he remained at work under the new management as long as his condition would admit. He is survived by six children: Mr. Charles S. Doud of Jackson Summit, Belle and Coleman Doud of Ulysses, Mrs. W.F. French of Spring Mills, NY, and Mrs. Frank Cole and Mrs. F. Durland, of Harrison Valley. – Wellsboro Agitator, 10 December 1902   Hobart Doud is buried in Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses PA.


FEICHTER Katherine June Carlton (Kay)

of Painted Post died Thursday evening, July 14, 2011, at Bethany Manor.  Born June 8, 1920 in Olean, NY, the daughter of Herman and Christine Spears Feichter. For the first 20 years of her life she resided in Salamanca, NY and then came to Corning in 1940 and began working for Corning Incorporated.  She retired from the Human Resources Division in 1985 with 42 years of active service.  She married Keith H. Carlton in May 1942 and helped him raise his three children, Shirley M. Colacecchi, Robert R. and Charles N.  In 1944, she gave birth to a daughter Linda. She was preceded in death by husband, Keith, in 1978, son Robert in 1998, daughter Shirley M. Colacecchi in 2009, and her five brothers.  Survivors include her daughter, Linda L. (Kent) Woloson of Big Flats, granddaughters, Nicole L. (Andrew) Baltz of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Christine M. Gracy and great-granddaughter Hanna M. Gracy, of St. Augustine, FL; son Charles N. (Lois) Carlton of Canisteo and grandchildren Brian K. Carlton and great-grandson Dylan, TJ and Nikalas; grand-daughter Kathy Jo Colacecchi (Raymond Bohmam) of New York City and grandson James K. Colacecchi of Rochester, NY and great-grandson, Zachary; Scott of Cortland, Jeffrey, Robin and Robert of New York and New Jersey, along with many nieces and nephews located in Salamanca, Hornell, Buffalo, Painted Post and Campbell.  She had been a member of the First Methodist Church in Painted Post for over sixty years. Kay was a very active bowler belonging to the Pyrex Five as well as the Classic League and the Senior Citizens League. She also enjoyed playing cards, crocheting and yard work until her stroke in 2005.  Five and one-half years she was a resident of Woodbrook Assisted Living in Elmira and most recently at Bethany Manor.  The family wishes to thank Laurie Sweeney and her entire staff at Woodbrook Assisted Living for the loving care she received for five years as well as the staff at Bethany Manor.  Calling hours will be from 2:00 to 4:00 on Wednesday July, 20th at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning. Private funeral services for the family will be held there following calling hours. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in Corning.  Donations in Katherine’s name may be made to the Southern Tier Association for the Visually Impaired in Elmira or Meals on Wheels in Corning.  Corning Leader – July 18, 2011


FRENCH Donna Lee French-Bunting

65, of Mesa, Ariz., died of heart failure Friday, July 1, 2011.   She was born Sept. 9, 1945, in Wellsboro, to Leroy and Elizabeth (Lawton) Root, but was adopted in 1947 by Jerry E. and Jean A. French, also of Wellsboro.   Donna had three children, Crystal, Giovanna and David, with her first husband, Arthur Haines of Wellsboro. She married her second husband, Dean French of East Smithfield, in 1971. They had two children together, Deanna and Aric. Dean and Donna operated French's Salon together, above Bower's drug Store, on Main Street in Wellsboro during the 1970's.  Donna was a jack of all trades, in her lifetime, earning certificates in cosmetology, personal training, as well as physical, respiratory, and massage therapy. She also worked as a customer service agent in the Spanish language division of Sprint for many years in Phoenix. Most recently, she passed a test to become a pharmacist technician in September 2010 and was actively seeking employment in that area when she passed away. In addition to loving all things medical, Donna devoted most of her energies to helping her husband, Ronald Bunting, operate "Grace Ranch," their horse ranch in Maricopa, Ariz. They had dreams of one day turning it into a riding ranch for hippotherapy. Her family will miss her unique sense of style, her infectious laugh, her intellectual curiosity, and most of all, her fiercely independent and outspoken nature.  She is survived by her mother, Jean A. French-Luther; her sisters, Carol (Root) Kniffin, Janice (Root) Roloson, Beverly (Root) VanEtten, Dawn (Root) Carey; her children, Giovanna (Haines) French, David Espling, Deanna French, Aric French; and her grandchildren, Doniessa Hartman, Quintin Brown, Lyarica Brown, Kyrie Cheney, Brittany Cheney, Alex Cheney, Corey French, Charryn French, and Aric French, Jr.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, 1050 W. Grove Parkway in Tempe, Ariz. Wellsboro Gazette – July 12, 2011


GARCIA Marianne Rosario

age 75, of Laceyville, Pa., died on Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, Pa.  Marianne was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Feb. 13, 1936, a daughter of the late Ernesto and Ann Garcia. She graduated from the Nassau County Vocational Nursing School and was a registered nurse in Queens for many years, until retiring to Laceyville.  Surviving are: four sons, Andrew M. (Laura) Cruz of Dushore, Pa., Frank Cruz of Louden, Tenn., Anthony Perez of Laceyville, Pa., Michael Perez of Laceyville, Pa.; daughter, Lisa Leah Rizzo of Williamsport, Pa.; sister, Catherine Diffley of Rockaway Beach, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Tiffany Davis, Sally Rizzo, Joseph Rizzo, Austin Rizzo, Tina Marie Cruz, Andrew Cruz, Christopher Cruz, Kimberly Kelly and Antonio Cruz; two great-grandchildren, Zachary Davis and Mara Davis.  She was predeceased by a son, Joseph Vincent Andrew Cruz on Sept. 19, 1987 and a son-in-law Arthur Rizzo on Oct. 15, 2001. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor, presiding.   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614.  Towanda Daily Review – July 13, 2011 


GIAMMICHELE Yolanda Kidney

Age 84, of New Port Richey, FL, formerly of Ithaca, NY, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, in FL. She was predeceased by her parents, Nick & Rose Giammichele; several brothers and a sister. Yolanda is survived by her children, Anna Marie and Tom; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins; sister, Julia Butters; brother, Rocco Giammichele. Her Funeral and Interment will be Friday, July 8th, in New Port Richey, FL.   Star Gazette – July 8, 2011


GRANT Kelly Elizabeth Grant

Fairbanks, AK formerly of Elmira, NY - Died unexpectedly at the age of 41, on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Kelly was born July 27, 1969 in Hudson, NY. Kelly worked for many years at The Video Loft. She was currently employed by the State of Alaska. Kelly is survived by her mother, Suzanne Grant of Corning, NY; four sisters, Tracy (John Humphreys) Bach, New Hartford, NY, Robin (Greg) Smith, Annapolis, MD, Deborah Putman, Corning, NY and Erin Grant, Rochester, NY; three nephews Justtin Grant, Cyle and Mitchell Ham and niece, McKenzie Putman. Kelly is joined in heaven with her father, Lawrence J. Grant; and grandparents, Charles and Josephine Grant and Charles and Ethel Gibbons. Kelly is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was a graduate of Corning Painted Post West High School, Finger Lakes Community College and Keuka College. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff of the ICU at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for the outstanding compassion and care given to Kelly.   A very special thank you to her dear friend, Bob Darling of Fairbanks, and her fellow co-workers. Committal prayers and memorial service will be held in New York at a later date.   Star Gazette – July 15, 2011


HARTFORD Kenneth Hartford

age 60, of Vale, NC went home to be with the Heavenly Father on July 6, 2011 after his courageous battle with cancer.  His funeral will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Haywood officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton. A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York.   Mr. Hartford was born March 14, 1951 in Montour Falls, NY and was the son of the late Edward and Oca Hartford. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Clayton Hartford and two sisters, Shirley Root and Jean Besanceney. Kenny served in the United States Army for two years where he built up his strength in initiative and courage to take on a family. After his discharge from the service, Kenny worked for Thatcher Glass in Elmira Heights, NY, then moving his family to Woodbridge, VA. He began his 21 year career with Gerdau, formerly Florida Steel, of which he took leave from the Charlotte, NC location due to his illness with cancer.  Kenny is survived by his wife of 35 years , Kathleen Ameigh Hartford of the home; one son, Edward Ameigh; five daughters, Katina McClain and husband, Bruce of Cherryville, NC, Michelle Hartford of Montour Falls, NY, Katrina Russell and husband, Clinton Russell, Jr. of Dallas, NC, Bonnie Hartford and Joshua Watts of Vale, NC and Ida May Hughes and husband, Eric of Hubert, NC; two brothers, Fred Hartford and wife, Vivian of VA, Cliff Hartford and wife, Melody of VA; four sisters, Margaret Palomeres of VA, Helen Azzano of VA, Beulah Green of VA, and Clara Ameigh and husband, Jerry of IA; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lynn and Ida Ameigh of NY; 11 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and 1 great grandson and a number of nieces and nephews.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County in memory of Kenneth Hartford, 107 North Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.  Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Hartford family.  Star Gazette – July 8, 2011  


HAVLIK Elsie Havlik Hollister

Horseheads: Age 83, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 5, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Elsie was predeceased by her husband Carl in 2003, son-in-law Mike Meacham in 2009 and seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Chris Allen of Rochester with their daughters, Kathy of Boca Raton FL and Stephanie of Rochester; daughter Karen Meacham of Horseheads; brother Charles Havlik of Ithaca; sisters, Mary Magnus of Ithaca and Margaret Poelvoorde of Florida. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and other extended family. A memorial service honoring Elsie's life will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home, Elmira.   Ithaca Journal – July 7, 2011


HILLS Joyce A. Abplanalp

63, of Grant Street, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at The Green Home.  She was the wife of Calvin B. Abplanalp whom she married March 19, 1996. Joyce was born Sept. 2, 1947, in Roseville, the daughter of the late Bernard and Ruth Perry Hills.  She enjoyed singing, was a bartender at the former North Star Bar, Wellsboro and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  Surviving are her husband, Calvin; daughter, Laurie Winkler of Wellsboro; son, John Winkler of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Ashley Winkler, Jason Hackenburg, Chase Hackenburg; sisters, Patty Sexton of Jacksonville, Fla., Ruth Frost of Jacksonville, Fla., Phyllis Baker of Williamsport; and brother, Bernard Hills of Williamsport.  Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Friday, July 15, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to The Green Home, 37 Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.    Wellsboro Gazette – July 14, 2011


HOLLENBACK Catherine Comeau

Candor/Travares, FL - Catherine Hollenback Comeau, age 61, of Travares,FL, died Monday morning, January 26, 2009, at Cornerstone Hospice, Travares, FL as a result of kidney cancer. She was born in Waverly, NY on June 30, 1947 to Henry C. Hollenbeck and the late Rachel Meddaugh Hollenbeck. She is survived by her husband, Gerald L. Comeau, Travares, FL; father, Henry C. (Madeline) Hollenbeck, FL; brother, Robert C. (Patricia) Hollenbeck, NJ; nephew, Robert C. (Monica) Hollenbeck Jr., NJ; niece, Wendy (Albert, Jr.) Mollo, NJ; nephews, Christopher Hollenbeck, Eric Hollenbeck of NJ; very special aunt and namesake, Catherine Meddaugh Deming, NY; her three precious kitties and her many cousins far and near whom she loved. Catherine was an avid genealogist of the Hollenback, Jackson and Merrick families and as such, spent many fruitful hours researching her family history. Memorial donations can be made in Catherine's honor to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Rd., Travares, FL 32778 or Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, FL 33612. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor, NY, in the spring.  ITHACA JOURNAL - January 30, 2009    


HOLLENBECK Henry C. Hollenbeck

90, of Wachula, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at his home. Born on March 14, 2010 (typo, should be 1920), in Bradford County, Pa., he came to Hardee County from Candor, N. Y., in 1980. He served in the U. S. Army, was a member of the American Legion Post #2, was a telephone owner and member of St. Michael Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by daughter Katherine Cuomo. Survivors include his wife Madeline Hollenbeck of Wachula; sob Robert Hollenbeck and wife Patty of New Jersey; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p. m. at Roberts Garden Chapel with Rev. Vincente Clemente officiating.   THE HERALD-ADVOCATE - Wachula, Florida, Thursday, September 30, 2010 


JANOWSKY Charles W. Janowsky

Elmira: Age 73, of Elmira, NY died on Thursday July 7, 2011 at home. He is survived by his children James (Becky) Janowsky, Kamise "Kami" Janowsky, Rick (Jessica) Janowsky, 4 grandsons and one great grandson. also survived by a brother and two sisters. Family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Sunday July 10, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM . Those wishing may make memorials to The Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905 in Charles name.   Star Gazette – July 8, 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 11, 2011


KELLOCK Sharon Kellock Honeywell

age 67, of Quicks Bend, Wilmot Township, Pa., died at her home on Monday, July 11, 2011, with her loving family at her side.  Sharon was born on April 20, 1944, a daughter of the late Robert L. and Mildred Rubert Kellock. She graduated from the Towanda High School, in the class of 1962. She met and married Robert Honeywell of Sugar Run, Pa., on March 27, 1965; they just celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed researching her family genealogy. Sharon was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be missed greatly by her family and friends.  In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Memorial Hospital Home Health, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.   Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family and are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – July 12, 2011


KRISHER Rita W. (Krisher) Murat

died peacefully surrounded by family Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the age of 71. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 50 years, Brownie Murat; her daughters, Kolinda (Gary) Sniezek, Stephanie (Mike) Hillman and Tonya; her sons, David (Rachel) Murat, and Patrick (Natalie) Murat; six grandchildren, Cristina, Justin, Jessica, Dalton, Johnathan, and Jacob; brothers, Jack, Jimmy, Donald and Robert; sisters, Ginger, Sally and Sandy; many nieces, nephews and so many friends. She is predeceased by her mother and father, Wanda and Eugene Krisher; her brothers, Eugene, Roscoe, Gilman and Dana Krisher. She retired from Phillips Lighting in Bath were she was employed for 28 years. She enjoyed dancing, shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family. Friends and family are invited to call Monday, July 18, 2011, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Fagan's Funeral Home, Bath, NY. The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at the Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Deacon Dave LaFortune officiating. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Bath, NY.   Star Gazette – July 17, 2011


KUNKLE Debra A. Kunkle Sabatelle

age 56, of Laceyville died at her home on Friday evening with her family by her side after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in Bellingham, Washington on Feb. 5, 1955, the daughter of the late Evart J. and Margaret A. McGirr Jenks.   Debbi was a graduate of the Coos Bay High School, class of 1972, in Coos Bay, Ore.   After moving from the west coast to the Laceyville area she was employed as clerk and cashier at Carter's Market in Black Walnut, Pa. for over 15 years. She was later employed at Eb's Market in Laceyville for seven years until ill health forced her early retirement.   For the last 10 years Debbi has enjoyed showing different breeds of dogs all over the east coast of the United States and in Canada. Earning many champions in that time, she had a distinct honor of having one of her champions a Long Hair Dachshund by the name of Jack entered in the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in February of 2011. Also in her spare time she enjoyed crocheting afghans and especially baby bonnets for the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit of Geisinger Hospital in Danville, PA.  Debbi attended the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville and was an active member of the Goodwill Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary in Laceyville.  Surviving is her husband, Richard C. Sabatelle of Laceyville; her children, Malindia and her husband Bradly Fassett of Laceyville, Tiffany and her husband Nolan Robinson of Jenningsville, and Anthony (Tony) and his wife Melissa Kunkle of Laceyville; her grandchildren, Collin Fassett, Daphne Fassett, Parker Robinson, Piper Robinson, Julia, Curtis Kunkle and Chloe Kunkle; also her extended family of stepchildren, Richard Christopher Sabatelle, Carie Sabatelle and her husband Paul Hildbrand, Danielle Sabatelle and friend Josh, and Jessie Sabatelle, and step grandsons, Jack Hildbrand, Tom Hildbrand, Hunter Hildbrand, and Dillen Sabatelle; also a sister, Nancy and her husband Loren Salset of Yakima, Wash.; and three nieces and one nephew. Debbi had three special friends Kathy Nesslein, Linda Morris and Margaret Fassett. Besides her parents she preceded in death by a sister Malinda Jenks in June of 1964 and long time friend Donald L. Barth in April of 1998.   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St. Laceyville, with Rev. Thomas Davis of the Braintrim Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.   In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Goodwill Fire Company Ladies

Auxiliary, PO Box 207, Laceyville, PA 18623.   Towanda Daily Review – July 17, 2011 


KURJAKOVIC Vel Kurjakovic

Corning: Age 57, of 921 Harris Road, Corning, died unexpectedly on July 9, 2011. He was born on February 23, 1954 in Glina, Croatia, in what was then Yugoslavia. Beloved husband of Nancy (Lazeski) Kirby Kurjakovic, he is also survived by his daughter, Claudia Kurjakovic, stepson; Michael Howland, mother; Mira Kurjakovic, sister; Nevenka (Kurjakovic) Haverson, his aunt; Nena Scoff, along with numerous nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. Vel loved the sea, from his childhood summer holidays at Opatija on the Adriatic coast, to the Atlantic winter sea crossing with his family as a teenager, following the family's dream for a life free of communism in America. Later, after completing his university degree, and very proud of his American citizenship, he decided to follow that love of the sea, and joined the U.S. Navy, in which he held the rank of Lt. Commander. While at sea, he traveled from the Arctic, to the Antarctic, travelling through the Straits of Magellan, down the Congo, and to many other exotic ports of call. He never lost his love for adventure. Vel was extremely competitive, and used that to great advantage on the tennis courts. In his last competitive tournament in 2006, he was ranked one of the top 50 amateur players over 50 in the US. Vel also loved the life that he and Nancy were building on their farm in Corning. While the demands of work required him to be away in Washington, DC most weeks, home was on the farm where he and Nancy were remodeling their house. Vel was full of life and energy, and was always ready to laugh- and always ready for the next adventure. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the family farm at 921 Harris Road (Caton), Corning, NY surrounded by the nature that he loved. The family will have a private ceremony at a later date to commit his ashes at sea. Star Gazette – July 14, 2011


LEACH Louis Leach

of Rock Stream, NY, died on June 30, 2011 in Gainesville, Virginia, after a wonderful life spanning 90 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Dora Leach, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage; his daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and James Mueller of Chantilly, VA; and his grandsons, Matthew Mueller and wife Katherine Shaver of Dubai, UAE, and Christopher Mueller of Chantilly, VA. Louis was predeceased by his younger brother, Frank. Born on February 24th, 1921 in Elmira to Patrick and Angela; Louis joined the US Army Air Force after graduating high school and served as a liaison pilot, radioman, and gunner in the 15th Air Force in Italy during WWII. They married June 19th, 1943 in Camden, South Carolina during flight school. After leaving the military, Louie had a career with Wine Merchant's Ltd, before retiring. Throughout his long life, Louie's love of flying was ever-present, and he spent many long nights with his aircraft radio, or just watching planes fly overhead. "Uncle Louie" was an unforgettable figure to his large family and many friends, frequently hosting them at the couple's Rock Stream lake house. No visit seemed complete without one of his colorful stories, the smoke from his pipe, and the warmth of his humor. Louie volunteered his time in Schuyler County as a Board Member of the Arc, and as a member of the Elks Club, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on July 28 at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, NY. A memorial service will be conducted at 10 AM on July 29 at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen. A reception until 2 PM will follow burial at Holy Cross Cemetery at the Elks Lodge, 300 N. Madison Ave., Watkins Glen. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arc of Schuyler, 203 12th St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.   Star Gazette – July 17, 2011 


MEDDAUGH Rachel Meddaugh Hollenbeck

85, of Owego St., Candor, N.Y., died at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. on Tuesday, June 12, 2001. Rachel was born on May 25, 1916 in Candor, N.Y. to Frank and Ethel Jackson Meddaugh. She was predeceased by her brothers, Preston and Elmer Meddaugh. Rachel had worked as an Operator for the Candor Telephone Company and was a Volunteer Librarian for the Candor Free Library for over 50 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Candor and had been a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts of America, Pack 42. She was also a 4H Mother, a member of the Telephone Pioneers Club of New York State and was a member of the Finger Lakes Camping Club. Rachel is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Henry C. Hollenbeck, Candor; her children, a son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. and Patricia Hollenbeck, Colts Neck, N.J.; her daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Gerald Comeau, Burdett, N.Y. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Robert C. and Monica Hollenbeck, Wendy Sue, Christopher Robert and Eric Charles Hollenbeck, all of New Jersey. She has one sister, Mrs. Richard (Catherine) Deming, Romulus, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at the Candor Funeral Parlour, Inc., 137 Main St., Candor, N.Y. on Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 2 p. m. with Rev. Philip Jordan, officiating. Friends may call prior to the service from noon until 2 p. m. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to the Candor Free Library, Main Street, Candor, N.Y.   13743.    BINGHAMTON PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN - June 14, 2001 


MILLER Violet L Stewart

86, Beloved mother and grandmother died on Saturday July 9th 2011 at the Holy Redeemer Hospital Meadow Brook Pa. She was born in Waverly NY on January 22, 1925 the daughter of the late Florence J Nero and Lorin Miller. Violet was a life long resident of the valley. She loved nature and reading. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, knitting and crocheting.  She was predeceased by her husbands William J. Garrison in 1973 and Ralph E. Stewart in 2008, also her brother Robert Miller in 1997.  Survivors include her daughter Beverly (Ray) Anderson Sears of Feasterville PA, her sister Barbara (Ralph) Roy of Millerton PA, stepdaughters Sheila (Michael) Williams of Rockwell NC, Susan (James) Solomon of Pembroke Pines Fl, Stacy (Paul) Brodfuehrer of Albany NY, stepson Doug Stewart.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.   To celebrate Vi's life a time of gathering with family and friends will be held at Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St, Waverly NY Wednesday July 13th,. Viewing hours start at 12:00 noon service is at 1:00.   Donations in Vi's memory may be made to Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street Waverly, New York 14892-8650 or Waverly Free Library , Elizabeth Street Waverly NY.   Sayre Morning Times – July 12, 2011


MYERS Florence Yeska

At age 99, Florence Yeska, of South Broadway Wellsburg NY, died Saturday, July 9, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. After World War II, Florence and her husband, Art, started and operated a profitable poultry farm. She also served as an employee of St. Joseph's Hospital working in the Central Service department for many years. In her senior years she enjoyed sitting on her big front porch watching the wild birds she fed. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur; son, Charles "Chuck"; grandson, Charles Jr. "Chucky", brother, William "Bill" Myers; brother and sister-in-law, Walter "Huckle" and Evelyn Myers, nephew; Walter "Wally" Myers and special friend and co-worker, Jean Clearwater. She is survived by her granddaughter, Yvonne Yeska and her husband Wendell Baschnagel; great granddaughters, Jessica Pepin, Allison Pepin, Cori Lee Yeska; daughter-in-law, Rita Yeska, grandsons; Kerry Murray and Randy Murray, sister-in-law, Evelyn Myers; nephew, Walt (Joy) Myers; nieces, JoAnn (Harvey) Harris, Mary Lou (Jim) Loomis, who have been caregivers for Florence the last 15 years, along with their daughter, Marie Evans and special friend, Maggie Pepin, as well as nephew; Bill Myers and niece; Nancy Myers . Mary Lou was a dear friend of Florence, and was always trusted with making the right decisions on her behalf, although some decisions were difficult at times, Florence loved Mary Lou dearly. A gathering of her family and friends will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM. Her family will remember her by sharing some of the very fond memories that they hold so dear in their hearts.  Star Gazette – July 16, 2011


NESBIT – Mr. Richard Nesbit died of asthma at his home in Bakerton, last week Tuesday morning at 7 o’clock. He was born at Old Munkland, Scotland, December 7, 1842, and came to America in 1865. In 1866 he marrie dEllen Wilso, also of Scotland. They have lived at Blossburg, Beech Tree, Glen Campbell and Bakerton. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and of the Odd Fellows lodge; a loving husband, kind father and respected by all who knew him. He leaves a widow and the following children: Thomas, Richard, Mary, William, James and Andrew. He was buried from the Methodist Episcopal church at Bakerton on Thursday at 3 p.m., services conducted by the pastor, the Rev. F.W. Roher [Blossburg Advertiser] – Wellsboro Agitator, 23 May 1906


O’ROUTE Kathleen O'Rourke Daly

After a courageous battle with cancer Kathleen died on July 2nd, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Born to Lena and Thomas O'Rourke on November 1, 1945, Kathleen grew up in Watkins Glen, NY and was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School. Survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Arthur H. Daly; son, Arthur Cary Daly; granddaughter, Aria Michelle Bondurant-Daly; ten nieces and nephews and 21 great nieces and nephews. Predeceased family members include: Thomas R. O'Rourke - father; Lena O'Rourke - mother; Thomasina O'Rourke Cheevers - sister; Thomas J. "T.J." O'Rourke - brother, and Thomas M. O'Rourke - nephew. A member of the California Bar Association, Kathleen received her Juris Doctorate in May 1990 from Western State University and specialized as a Workers Compensation Defense Attorney at the Law Offices of Kathleen O. Daly until her death. Kathleen was an active member of Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church in San Juan Capistrano, California and served on the Vestry and the Altar Guild and was a member of the Daughters of the King organization. Kathleen was a kind, witty and loving person with a great sense of humor who also loved all animals. She had been a volunteer at the San Clemente California Animal Shelter for a number of years. A memorial service celebrating Kathleen's life will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church located at 31641 La Novia Avenue in San Juan Capistrano, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The San Clemente Animal Shelter, Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or to Saddleback Memorial Medical Center Palliative and Hospice Care, Located at 23521 Paseo De Valencia Suite 100, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.   Star Gazette – July 8, 2011 



Age 85, of Elmira, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Bob was born in Buffalo, NY on Sunday, August 30, 1925, the son of Josephine and Felix Prochnow. He is survived by his beloved wife and companion of 62 years, Iris Prochnow. Together they raised two children, Linda (Jerry) Haley of Montour Falls, NY and Robert Prochnow of Bronx, NY. Bob and Iris have two grandchildren, David Haley of Irvine, CA and Eleanor (Chris) Quenault of Mission Viejo, CA, and great-grandson, Christopher Quenault. After graduating from Bennett High School in Buffalo, Bob joined the US Navy. A Lieutenant at discharge from active duty, Bob continued to serve in the Naval Reserves. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked in the engineering field throughout his life. Bob worked for Hardinge, Inc. until his retirement in 1988. The last decade of his work there included research and development in techniques and materials to improve the precision of Hardinge machine tools worldwide. He served on the Hardinge Foundation Board of Directors for many years thereafter. Bob was a championship sailor, and he and Iris were active members of the Buffalo Yacht Club. Bob captured many trophies during his racing years, including the Commodore's Cup in 1941 at age 16. Bob and his young family moved to Elmira in 1956 where he continued sailing on Keuka Lake for over 50 years. Active in the community, Bob was a member of The Park Church and the Elmira Rotary Club. Along with Mayor Eddie Morris, Bob helped to start Capabilities. He was a member of the Humane Society Board of Directors and was elected to the Elmira Water Board for many years. Along with his wife, Iris, Bob enjoyed skiing at Greek Peak. Bob was a master craftsman and woodworker who created half-models and restored several antique wooden boats. The family is deeply grateful for the outstanding care Bob received through Southern Tier Hospice. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice. Memorial services through Olthof Funeral Home will be announced by the family at a later date.  Star Gazette – July 9, 2011


REED – Clarence F. Reed, 80, of Liberty RD1, died Friday, August 20, 1976, in Divine Providence Hospital where he was admitted on Wednesday as a medical patient. Mr. Reed lived in the Steam Valley area for many years before moving to the Liberty area four years ago. He retired in 1968 as a utility man for Hoffman and Wright Lumber Co. Mr. Reed was a member of Steam Valley Community Church. Born November 28, 1895 in Jackson Twp., he was a son of Alfred and Mary A. Houser Reed. His only survivor is his wife, the former Emma May Aunkst. The funeral was held on Tuesday at the Noll Funeral Home, South Williamsport, with the Rev. James L. Davis, of Pennsdale, assisted by the Rev. Joseph C. Streit, chaplain at Divine Providence Hospital, officiating. Burial was in Steam Valley Cemetery. – Wellsboro Gazette, 25 August 1976, p12


REIGEL Paul U. Reigel

74, of 345 Kauffman Road, Annville, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at his hunting camp in Tioga County.  He was the husband of the late Nancy Lee Graybill Reigel who died in 1995. Born in East Hanover Township on Aug. 8, 1936, he was the son of the late John and Lizzie Moyer Reigel.   He was the retired owner of P & N Excavation, Inc. Paul attended Fairland Brethren in Christ Church, Cleona; was a life member of the Steelstown Gunning Club; and enjoyed hunting.  Surviving are four sons, Dwylan R. Reigel of Annville, Jeffrey P. Reigel of Annville, Steve A. Reigel of Annville, Kent M. Reigel of Jonestown; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, John H. Reigel of Annville; a sister, Mabel, wife of Clarence Forney of Lebanon, and a companion, Dorothy Aumick of Wellsboro.  Funeral services were held on Monday, July 11, at 10 a.m., from the Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory, 618 E. Main St., Annville, with the Rev. David W. Heagy officiating. Interment was held in North Bellegrove Cemetery. Friends called on Sunday, July 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Morris Fire Company, Morris, Pa. 16938 in Paul's memory.    Wellsboro Gazette – July 12, 2011


ROOT Marjorie J. Allen

Age 85, of Montour Falls and formerly of Candor, NY, died on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday (July 15th) from 1-2 p.m. with a funeral service following at 2:00 p.m.; burial at Montour Cemetery. She was born on September 4, 1925 in Smithboro, NY, the daughter of the late Alma L. Taylor-Presher. Marjorie was a 1942 graduate of Candor Central School and worked for over 30 years as an Election Inspector for the Town of Dix, since 1967. She also worked as a housekeeping supervisor at the former Jefferson Hotel in Watkins Glen. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Howard Allen in 1999. She is survived by her brother, Frank G. Root of Memphis, NY; sisters, Sue Bennett of Columbus, KS, and Shirley Hatch of Candor, NY; sister-in-law, Estellene Allen of Montour Falls; best friend, Mary Tillinghast of Montour Falls; and several nieces and nephews.  Arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.   Star Gazette – July 14, 2011


SARGEANT Roy A. Sargeant

of Milan, Pa. died peacefully June 13th, 2011 while visiting his sister and family in Palo, Michigan.  Roy was born July 30th, 1956 in Blossburg, Pa. to the late Roy Sr. and Ellen Sargeant. Roy was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. Roy when his health permitted like to spent his time playing a game of pool, darts, going to the Troy Fair ,going for coffee at Sam's Diner with his friends from Penn York Opportunities, or just hanging out with the people he loved. Roy had a love of country and gospel music and playing his guitars.  Roy is survived by his sisters Clara and Larry Butler of Palo, Michigan, Linda and Gerold Tice of Oxford, Alabama, Donna Sargeant of Gillett, Pa.; brothers Joe and Lucy Sargeant of Mansfield, Pa., Norman and Sue Sargeant of Greenville, Michigan, Dan and Ilene Sargeant of Towanda Pa.  Roy is also survived by his second family, his loving and caring staff at Futures Community Support Services Inc. Stacey Coyle, Debbi Saxon, Alisa Westbrook, Barb Shrimp,Jane Scouten, Melissa Hobday Carmel Alien, Heather Wait Whitney Howard and Anthony Howard.  Funeral services were held June 17, 2011 at the Johnson-Feuerstrin Funeral Home in Belding, Michigan.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. August 14, 2011 at Futures Community Support Services Inc 28444 Rt 200 Milan, PA 18831.  The staff at Futures would like to extend a heartful ‘thank you’ to Dr. Tolhurst and his girls, Dr. Broketa and the nurses on Oncology, and Dawn Sharpe.   Sayre Morning Times – July 10, 2011


SAXON Frank William Saxon

62, beloved husband, father, grandfather and proud Vietnam veteran, died peacefully at home, Thursday, July 7, 2011, his loving wife by his side to the end.  Frank proudly served in the U.S. Army, 1st Infantry Division, 16th Battalion, Recon 1 (The Big Red One). His military honors include the Vietnam Service medal, Combat Infantry badge, Army Commendation medal, National Defense Service Medal, 2OS Bars, Vietnam Cam Medal, Marksman-14 SS, Bronzer Star medal and the Purple Heart.  Frank worked in the logging industry before returning to college in 1988. He earned his B.A. degree at Mansfield University in 1992 and graduated with high honors and a teaching degree in history. He was also an active member of the Mansfield University Anthropology Club and participated in many archeology digs throughout his college career.  Frank was an avid military historian and a Civil War re-enactor in his spare time. He was chosen to be a re-enactor in Ted Turner's TNT movie "Gettysburg."  Frank is survived by his wife, Diane Saxon; their two daughters, Frannie Saxon Gage of Rock Hill, S.C. and Tai Marie Saxon of Austin Tex.; his step-daughter, Connie Ann Burt of Troy, Pa.; and his two grandchildren, Elijah Barnhardt and Rebecca McMullen.  Frank was a lifetime member of the VFW and in the past served on the Honor Guard. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery among his fellow Vietnam brothers.  There will be a family and friends gathering to honor Frank from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at their home: 5056 Greenmeadow Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730.  Towanda Daily Review – July 12, 2011 


SHARP Rita Mae Grove

76, of 133 Richard Court, Creve Coeur, Illinois, died at 8:47 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2011 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. Born March 30, 1935 in Elmira, New York to Albert and Lois (LaMunion) Sharp, she married Harley James Grove on May 31, 1955 in Elmira, New York. He survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Beth (Eddie) Breweur, Amy (Randy, deceased) Trenholm, Meg (Butch, deceased) Payne, and Jo (Vinny) Gaboriault, all of Creve Coeur, Illinois; three sons, James (Heather) Grove, Harley "Toby" (Cynthia) Grove, II, and David (Kerry) Grove, all of Creve Coeur, Illinois; twenty-three grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, David (Bonnie) Sharp of Horseheads, New York; and one sister, Judy (Harvey) Foster of Palatine, Illinois. Her parents preceded her in death. A homemaker, Rita had worked at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home in Creve Coeur, Nyman's Market in Creve Coeur, and last in housekeeping at the Holiday Inn in East Peoria, Illinois. Rita enjoyed reading and crocheting, but her greatest joy was being with her family. Her funeral was held July 8, 2011 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. Burial was in Fon du Lac Cemetery in East Peoria, Illinois.    Star Gazette – July 15, 2011


SIMPSON – Mr. Henry Simpson, aged about 70, a well known and highly respected resident of Knoxville, was fatally injured on the afternoon of May 19th [1906] on one of his farms near Jasper, NY. He went to the barn to water his horses and not long afterwards was found near a watering trough, unconscious. A physician was summoned immediately, but his utmost endeavors failed to save Mr. Simpson’s life and he died about five hours after the accident. Just how the accident happened is not known, but it is supposed that Mr. Simpson, in leading a young horse, became tangled in the halter rope, was thrown and trampled upon. His injuries consisted of a dislocated spine, several broken ribs, some of which penetrated the lungs, many severe bruises about the head, which caused concussion of the brain and many minor cut and bruises. The deceased was born at Troupsburg, NY, August 16, 1836. On December 31, 1868, he married Miss Sarah E. Jones, of Cortland county, NY, who survives him with their four children: Mr. Frank Simpson of Elkland, Mrs. J.N. Smart and Miss Genevieve Simpson, of Scranton, and Mr. Ernest L. Simpson, a Cornell University student. Funeral services were held at Troupsburg, NY, last week Tuesday, Rev. L.F. Mulhollen of Knoxville, officiating, burial in Mount Hope cemetery, Troupsburg. – Wellsboro Agitator, 30 May 1906


SMITH Michael S Smith

age 47, of Sayre, Pa., died unexpectedly on July 9, 2011.  Mike was born on May 6, 1964, the son of the late Mr. Donald Smith of Sayre, Pa., and Shirley Smith of Crouse, N.C. He was a graduate of Sayre Area High School class of 1983.  Mike was formerly employed for numerous years by Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell, Sayre, Pa., and currently employed by Flynn Energy of Towanda.  He was a member of the Howard Elmer Fire Department and highly enjoyed fishing, watching the NY Yankees, Kasey Kahne, and was an avid watcher of the Penn State Nittany Lions and Miami Dolphins.  He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Caria M. Smith; a daughter, Kristen Smith of York, Pa.; two sons, Michael R. Smith and Tory A. Smith at home, and a beloved pet Oscar Meyer Smith; mother, Shirley Smith of Crouse, N.C.; mother-in-law, Barbara Lunn of Waverly; brothers, Donald Smith of Crouse, N.C., Ronald Smith (Linda) Smith, of Rome, Pa., Dean Smith of Harrisburg, Pa.; sisters, Robin (Paul) McKean of Denver, N.C., Donitta Martin, Winifred Reed of Waverly, Barbara (John) Jenkins of Crouse, N.C.; sister-in-law Michelle Lopreste of Sayre; brother-in-law, Richard (Heather) Wilbur of Waverly, Ronald Lunn of Waverly; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend Kenneth Foss.  He was predeceased by his father, Donald Smith on Feb. 9, 2006 and his father-in-law, Ronald Lunn on Nov. 5, 1996.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., service immediately following calling hours, on Wednesday July 13, 2011 at the Sayre Christian Church on Keystone Avenue, Sayre, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Smith Family at P.0. Box 126, Sayre, PA 18840.   Sayre Morning Times – July 12, 2011


STARR Teresa Ann Starr

Romulus: Teresa Ann Starr, 61, of 5698 Route 96, died peacefully on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Hospicare, Ithaca, NY, after a valiant 15-year battle with cancer. The celebration of Teresa's life will be held at 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday, July 17, 2011 at the American Legion, 4431 Seneca Road, Trumansburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospicare, 172 E. King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. Teresa was born November 17, 1949 in Waterloo, NY, the daughter of Nora Updike Starr and Harry William Starr. She graduated in 1967 from Charles O. Dickerson High School, Trumansburg, NY and was a member of the TCS Alumni Association. Teresa was Administrative Assistant at Finger Lakes State Parks for 37 years, retiring in 2003. For many years, Teresa also worked part-time as hostess at Richard's Restaurant in Trumansburg, where regulars will remember her welcoming smile and gracious service. Teresa is survived by her husband, David Eggersdorf of Romulus; daughter, Shannon Switzer of Deland, FL; sisters, Donna Starr (Ross Heath) and Cheryl Starr of Captain Cook, Hawaii; grandson, William Switzer of Deland, FL; nieces Wendi Boylan Wulstein (Warren), Kelly Updike Davis (Michael), Lisa Ellis, Billi Jo Starr; nephew Craig Updike; cousin, James Updike (Margaret); and many other extended family members. She was predeceased by her parents and her brothers, Harry William Starr, Jr., and Carl E. Updike and his wife June. Teresa will be remembered by her many friends and family members as loving, loyal and supportive, with a keen sense of humor. Teresa loved music, theater, and scary movies. After growing up in New Smyrna Beach, FL, Teresa had a life-long love of the ocean and beach. She particularly enjoyed snorkeling with dolphins in Kona, Hawaii, where her ashes will be scattered at sea. Condolences may be sent to PO Box 8, Romulus, NY 14541. Teresa will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. "It is love alone that gives worth to all things" (St. Teresa of Avila).  Star Gazette – July 13, 2011


SZUMAN Frank A. Szuman

Age 85 of Alpine, NY died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 14, 2011. Mr. Szuman is survived by his wife, Mary Pycior Szuman of 60 years; children: Antoinette & Ken Gilbert of Manassas, VA, Rebecca & Elwood Gallagher of Olive Branch, MS, Laura Lewis of Horseheads, NY and Brian & Donna Szuman of Lexington, SC. His 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, also survive Frank and his faithful companion Prince his dog. Mr. Szuman retired from Shepard-Niles Corp. Montour Falls, NY in 1990. He loved to fix things, go hunting and boating, enjoyed cooking, reading and was an all-around jokester. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Mr. Szuman at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, 722 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY in his name.   Star Gazette – July 17, 2011


WALTERS Kathleen M. Stiles

Keuka Park: Kathleen M. Stiles, age 76, of Keuka Park, NY and Williamsburg, VA, died Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.  Kathleen was born in Corning, NY on December 21, 1934, the daughter of the late Carl and Violet (Crawford) Walters. Kathleen sold real estate with her husband, Vern, and took care of the financial bookkeeping for their business. She was a very active bridge player, enjoyed traveling, riding in the boat and the airplane. She had a flare for decorating. Kathleen was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother.    Kathleen is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Vern Stiles; daughter, Becky (Dan) DeMay; granddaughter, Taylor DeMay; grandson, Christopher Petrillose; daughter-in-law, Kristina Petrillose; great grandchildren, Brooke and Addyson Petrillose; sister-in-law, Norma Hood; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Star Gazette – July 14, 2011


WHITTIER Mary Terwilliger

age 62 of, Horseheads, NY, died at her home unexpectedly. Mary was born in Corning, NY. She is survived by daughters: Lauri (Michael) Mitchell of Elmira Heights, and Sheri (Louis) Senkow of Elmira; granddaughters: Alexis And Aricca Senkow; five sisters: Sharon (David) Paris of Painted Post, Carol (Ken) Nichols of Painted Post, Lettie (Charlie) Mayer of Corning, Marsha (Gordy) Huyler of Corning, Virginia (Ron) Gillespie of Corning; and brother: Fred (Becky) Whittier of Corning. Mary was predeceased by her parents, James and Gertrude Whittier. Family and friends may call on Sunday July 10, 2011 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Carpenter's Funeral Home LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning. Services will immediately follow. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery.  Star Gazette – July 9, 2011   


WINKLER Judith A. "Judi" (Winkler) Janney

age 65, of Marcy Hill Road, Towanda, died Tuesday morning, July 5, 2011 at her home following a lengthy illness.  Born, Dec. 9, 1945 in Quakertown, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Agnes (Distel) Winkler. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 47 years, Jacob C. Janney, on Sept. 24, 2009.  Mrs. Janney had been employed by the Towanda Daily Review newspaper for many years prior to her retirement. She had a great love for animals and the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. She was also an avid bingo and card player.  Surviving, are her four children: Jacob C. Janney, Jr.; Anthony Janney and his wife, Susan; Jeffrey Janney, all of Towanda; Judy Kerrick of Monroeton; seven grandchildren and one great grandson. Graveside Services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. James Cemetery, Fishing Creek Township. At the request of the deceased there will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Guthrie Hospice, Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Bradford County Humane Society, Ulster, Pa., or to Stray Haven in Nichols, New York. Arrangements are under the direction of the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., Benton.  Towanda Daily Review – July 8, 2011 


WOLFE Marjorie Wolfe Durkin

of Florence, Mass. died peacefully on July 1, 2011 following a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Jan. 30, 1919, Marge lived her 92 years to the fullest and on her own terms. Originally from Coryland, Marge attended college in Illinois before moving to Cleveland to start a career as a legal secretary.  Marge met her future husband in Cleveland and married in Florida where they lived until his death in 1972.  Marge enjoyed travel, golf (as a spectator), and needlepoint.  She is survived by her brother, Robert Wolfe, and his wife Bertha who reside near the farm in Coryland upon which they were raised.  Marge requested over the years that no memorial service be planned as her wish was that "any nice thing said should be said to the person in life."  In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to the Coryland Church.  Towanda Daily Review – July 8, 2011

? Ruth E. Stone

Ruth E. Stone, 79, of Lawrenceville, PA, was reunited with the love of her life, Kenneth, on July 12, 2011. Friends are invited to a graveside service Saturday, July 16, at 1 p.m. at the Presho Cemetery, Presho, NY.   Arrangements in the care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  Star Gazette – July 15, 2011  (possibly a Padgett)

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