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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.

ALEXANDER Diane E. Alexander

57, of Royersford, died on Wednesday at Phoenixville Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Born in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of Kathryn E. (Henderson) Alexander of Royersford and the late Louis E. Alexander Sr.  Diane was a 1971 graduate of Athens Area HS in Athens and a 1972 graduate of CCBI of Syracuse, N.Y. She was employed for many years as an executive administrator in the pharmaceutical industry. Diane was a member of Sacred Heart RC Church in Royersford and enjoyed reading and crocheting.  Surviving with her mother are brothers Louis of Cambridge, Mass., Joseph M. of Boulder, Colo., Richard A. of San Antonio, Texas, James R. of Pottstown, Jerome P., husband of Lorraine, of Sicklerville, N.J., and Michael V. Alexander, husband of Deanna, of Marlborough, Conn. Also surviving is niece Lisa M. Alexander, nephews Michael J., Matthew J., Brandon M., Austin V, Joshua V., and Jonathan A. Alexander; and great niece Alisa Alexander. Along with her father she is predeceased by her sister-in-law Joan Alexander and nephew Brian L. Alexander.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, with the Rev. Jonathan Dalin officiating. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home.   Sayre Morning Times – July 22, 2011


BAIR Barry L. Bair

61, of Bainbridge, died on Monday, July 18, 2011.   Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Kathleen (Lancaster) Bair of Elizabethtown and the late Ralph Bair. He was the husband of Virginia L. (Mosher) Bair. They were married for 16 years in March.  Barry was a 1967 graduate of Elizabethtown High School. He had been employed as a journeyman plumber with Frey Lutz: Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing in Lancaster. Barry was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved going to his cabin in Tioga County. Although he was a plumber by trade, it was said he could do anything.  In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two children, Tammy, wife of Eric Kiehl of Carlisle, John, who is currently deployed in Iraq and his wife, Claire Bair of Ft. Hood, Texas; he was the beloved "Pap" of Alex and Kylie Kiehl, Madeleine and Jacob Bair, Tatiana Castellino; and siblings, Sue, wife of Ric Kreider; Dennis, husband of Bonnie Bair; Pat, wife of Doug Bangs and Wendy, wife of Mike Van Wagner. He was preceded in death by his step-daughter, Amy Robbins who died in 1994. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 23, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 398 North Locust St., Elizabethtown at 11 a.m. There will be no viewing, the family will receive friends on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m., until the time of service. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Miller/Sekely Funeral Services, Elizabethtown.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 22, 2011


BUCKLEY Winifred B. Arnold

Age 90 died on Sunday evening, July 17, 2011. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mary Nilan Buckley; husband, Darwin W. Arnold; brothers, Robert, Joseph, Gerald and Harold; and sister, Jane B. Chapman. Winifred is survived by her brother, Paul D. (Jean) Buckley of Horseheads, NY; and sister, Joan B. (Bruce) Haskell of Elmira, NY; and many nieces, nephews. The family will welcome relatives and friends to her Memorial Mass on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Park Place, Elmira, NY. The Rev. Walter Wainwright will preside. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Michael's Cemetery, Penn Yan, NY. The family respectfully request that memorials be made in Winifred's name to a charity of one's choice.    Star Gazette – July 19, 2011


BUNN Dale L. Bunn (1939 - 2011)

Watkins Glen: A gathering celebrating the life of Dale L. Bunn, who died on March 23, 2011, will be held beginning at 11:30 am on Saturday, July 23rd at Clute Park in Watkins Glen, NY. A dish to pass and lawn chair would be appreciated.  Dale is survived by his wife Margaret, his sister Jean Wilcox, his brother Wendell Bunn, his daughter Terry and son-in-law Juan Gomez, his daughter Cheryl and son-in-law George Benk, his son Richie and daughter-in-law Wendy Cope, his daughter Lisa and son-in-law Wylie Burge, his daughter Jeanette and son-in-law Guy Angelini, his daughter Samantha, and his grandchildren Ryan and Eric Benk, Tyler and Matthew Gomez, Scout and Reese Burge, and Brendan and Chad Hunter.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dale's name to Guthrie Cancer Treatment Center, 114 Columbia Street, Corning, NY 14830 or to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 2386 County Road 10, Alpine, NY 14805.  Star Gazette – July 21, 2011


CANFIELD Roger Dale (Squeak) Canfield IV

Roger (Squeak) Dale Canfield IV, age 12, of 456 Farr Rd., Mehoopany, Pa., died from injuries sustained as result of an accident while riding on a side-by-side ATV on Monday afternoon, July 25, 2011 in Windham Twp., Wyoming County, Pa.  He was born Oct. 30, 1998 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Roger Dale and Sylvia Marie Parks Canfield Jr.  Roger would have been entering the seventh grade this fall as a student at the Tunkhannock Area Middle School.  Roger enjoyed hunting with his Dad and Grandpa (Roger Canfield Sr.). He loved fishing and camping at the family's yearly trip to Lake Ontario. He also enjoyed four wheeling around his home. He took great pleasure in taking family trips to Lancaster and especially eating at the Shady Maple. He liked riding his bike, skateboarding, and playing video games. He especially enjoyed teasing his sisters and at school he liked being surrounded with his friends.  In addition to his parents, Roger is survived by his siblings Christina M. Canfield of Factoryville, Pa., Holly A. Milliron of Laceyville, Pa., Roger D. Canfield III of Scranton, Pa., Shawn W. Caines of Tunkhannock, Pa., and Natasha M. Canfield, Sandra M. Canfield, and Brigette M. Canfield, all of Mehoopany, Pa.; his paternal grandparents Roger and Marion Canfield Sr. of Mehoopany, Pa., and his maternal grandparents Harold and Ruth Parks of Laceyville, Pa., and Pete and Gloria Ayers of Johnson City, N.Y.; his paternal great-grandmother Mrs. Nellie Murphy of Beaumont, Pa.; his niece Aubrey Milliron of Laceyville, Pa.; a nephew Holden Canfield of Factoryville, Pa.; and twin nephews Randy and Nicholas Manzer of Factoryville, Pa. Roger also had many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Sandra Lou Murphy Canfield who died on May 22, 1985.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, Pa., with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment will be in the Vaughn Cemetery in Mehoopany, Pa. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Roger Dale Canfield IV Memorial Fund in care of Peoples Neighborhood Bank, P.O. Box 149, 83 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.   Towanda Daily Review – July 27, 2011


CHRISTIAN Aubrey M. Christian, Jr.

46, died unexpectedly at his home in Highlands, Calif., on Sunday, March 4, 1990. Born Feb. 22 ,1944, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Aubrey M. Sr. and Stella Griswold Christian.  He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from which he retired.  Prior to his death he was employed as a guard at the Chino Prison in California. Surviving are his wife, Yun Lee Christian; six sons, David, Bobby and  Philip, all at home, and Aubrey M., Chad and Donald Brian of Chula Vista, Calif.; a step-mother, Mrs. Aubrey Christian Sr. of Florida; two half sisters, Jean Rumsey and June McMullen, both of Wellsboro; two half brothers, James Losinger of Kissimmee, Fla., and John Losinger of Merritt Island, Fla.; and three step brothers, Paul of Florida,  Sheldon of New York and Roger of California. Services were held at the Mark B. Shaw Funeral Home in Highlands, Calif, on Friday, March 9. A military service was held at the graveside. Burial was made at the National Cemetery in Riverside, Ca.    Wellsboro Gazette – March 28, 1990  


CLARK Olive Marie Clark Capwell Holcomb

92, died in the Memorial Hospital on Thursday, July 14, 2011.  Olive was born on Nov. 19, 1918, a daughter of the late Jacob Laverne and Mary (Mamie) Rosalie Gleockler Clark in Kaywood N.Y.  She was raised by her grandparents Anthony and Anna Hugo Gleockler, in Elkland Township, at Hugo's Corners. She attended the Bethel grade school and then a year of high school in the Estella. Olive moved to the Wyalusing area where she married the late Raymond Capwell on Nov. 1, 1935. Raymond died on March 16, 1962. She later married the late Lyle Holcomb on Aug. 23, 1963. Lyle died on December 6, 1986.  Olive was a caregiver for several people during her lifetime; she began at the age of 15. She worked sewing at several area sewing factories, a wreath factory, cleaning homes, and sewing and mending. She made many wedding and bridesmaids gowns.  She moved from New Albany to Wyalusing's Park Place so she would enjoy the companionship of the residents, and enjoyed playing cards in the evening and the many other activities. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Durrell V.F.W., and a lifetime member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club.  Olive is survived by two daughters; Anne and husband Dewitt Cory of Laceyville, Pa., Angela and husband Foster Benninger of North Towanda; three sons Raymond and wife Karen Capwell of Ann Arbor, Mich., William Capwell of Orwell, Pa. and John and wife Debbie Capwell of Durell, Pa.; 39 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husbands, Olive is preceded in death by three brothers, William, Walter, and Bruce Clark; a daughter, Shirley Carpenter; a son, Charles Capwell; and a son-in-law, Duane Carpenter.  A memorial and committal service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be directed to the Area Agency on the Aging Inc., 220 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848, in memory of Olive Capwell Holcomb.   Towanda Daily Review – July 19, 2011 


COLE Albert L.

Age 78, of County Route 17, Watkins Glen, NY, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 15, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Albert was a devoted husband and father to his wife of 58 years, Yvonne Cole, and children: Jackie & Stanley Cernik of Watkins Glen, NY, Dennis & Nancy Cole of Odessa, NY, Patricia & Rudy Difiglia of El Cajon, CA and Michael & Michele Cole of Watkins Glen, NY; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; sister: Celia Scott of Montour Falls, NY and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Cole was a member of the VanEtten Assembly of God Church. He retired from the Schuyler County ARC and was a self-employed mechanic. Al loved to sing and listen to Christian Music. Relatives and friend are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 between the hours of 3 PM and 6 PM. His funeral service will held following visitation at 6 PM. The Rev. Don Early will officiate.   Star Gazette – July 18, 2011


CORTRIGHT Gary L. Cortright

59, of Corning, died July 25, 2011 at home with his family at his side. He was born May 18, 1952 in Corning, NY to Stanley and Ida Cortright. He is survived by his mother, Ida Cortright; sister, Elaine (Mary Gail) Guilbeau; brothers, Thomas (John) and Jeffrey (Jean) Cortright; and several uncles and aunts. Also his nieces, Donna (Stanley) Gridley and Sherrie (Blane) Wilson; nephews, Aaron Guilbeau and William (Kristy) Cortright; great nieces and nephews, Jarod, Jenna, Julia and Jordan Gridley, Morgan and Ryan Cortright, Brittany Forte and Breanna Wilson. He is also survived by his very special and loving friends Bobby, Nancy and Kylie Downing, Shawn Barnes, Dwight Thomas, and all his Crystal Lanes bowling family. He was predeceased by his father, Stanley. Gary graduated from Corning Painted Post East High School in 1971. He spent 4 years in the United States Army Reserves. He was employed at Crystal Lanes Bowling Center for 44 years, beginning as a pin chaser at the age of 15. He was mentored by Thomas Sullivan, then owner of Crystal Lanes, who took him under his wing and taught him the bowling business and eventually made him his general manager. He bowled in several leagues and held several positions in those leagues. He finally achieved his first perfect game in 2009. During his years at Crystal Lanes he worked very hard to instill good sportsmanship in all his youth bowlers. He worked with youth leagues from the bumper bowlers to college bowlers. His homemade soups and macaroni and cheese were crowd pleasers at the lunch bar and he catered many bowling banquets. When Crystal Lanes was devastated by fire in the 70's, Gary went to work for a short time for his brother Tom at Aaah Flowers by Cortright and was a very talented floral designer. He helped practically every holiday. He also drove school bus for a few short years. He was a member of the Corning Elks Club. Gary had a great love for animals and right up to the end enjoyed sitting on his front porch watching the birds at his feeders and throwing corn for the wild turkeys. He grew up riding his horse Dixie and helping with the family farm animals. The love of his life was his dog Sammie, who lovingly laid on his bed during his last moments. Gary had a special love for Dr. Kathleen Hallinan, her staff and family and for Karen Hogue and her staff at Corning Apothecary. The family wishes to thank them and the doctors, surgeons, and staff at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester and Southern Tier Hospice. We will always keep you in our hearts for all the love and care given Gary during his 13 month illness. Gary loved flowers and would appreciate them but the family would also ask that donations be made in Gary's name to Southern Tier Hospice, Corning Youth Bowling or cancer research at Strong Memorial. The family invites friends and family to his visitation hours at Acly Stover Funeral Home, 327 E. Second St. in Corning from 4-7 on Thursday, July 28th. Graveside services will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Caton on Friday, July 29th at 11:00 a.m. A gathering will follow at Crystal Lanes immediately following the service. A special thanks to the Sullivan family and staff at Crystal Lanes for the love and support given to Gary and the family.   Star Gazette – July 27, 2011 


CORY Harold D. Cory Sr.

64, of 11631 Route 220, Towanda, (Monroe Twp.), Pa., died Friday, July 22, 2011 at his summer home in Wyalusing Twp.  Harold was born in Sayre, Pa., on Dec. 7, 1946, a son of the late Harold James Cory and June Rose Gowin Cory. In early years, Harold was employed by Penn Lines Trucking Company of Scottsdale, Pa., and Henckle McCoy of York, Pa. He was later employed by the Commonwealth Telephone Company which later became Frontier Communications until his retirement in June of 2011. Harold's life revolved around his family. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, hunting and being outdoors. Harold was a man of many talents, especially motor mechanics and eagerly shared his knowledge with others. He enjoyed NASCAR, NHRA, racing and riding motorcycle especially charity rides where he served as road captain. He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association.  He is survived by his wife, Marie Jo Haight Cory at home; children Jennifer McGuinness of Towanda, Harold David Cory Jr. and wife Michelle of Towanda, Amy Cole and husband Kenneth Cole of Ulster, Pa.; grandchildren Amanda Schaad, Bryan McGuinness, Christopher McGuinness, Garrett Cory, Angela Cory, Colton Cory, Kenneth Cole and Ethan Cole; step-grandchildren Cassandra Farmer and Gaige Brown; great-grandchildren Damen Daugherty and Audriana Strope; brother Kevin James Cory of Towanda; sister Helen L. Hand and husband Eugene of Marlboro, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Harold James Cory on October 29, 1999; mother June Rose Gowin Cory on May 27, 2009; special aunts and uncle, Florence Cory, Almeda Kinner and Joe Kinner.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review – July 24, 2011   


DAVIS Cecile D. Sinclair

93, of Donald Road, Barton and formerly of South Side Elmira died on July 25, 2011 following a period of declining health. Cecile was born on December 19, 1917 in Olive Bridge, a daughter of Andrew and Carrie (Wager) Davis. On April 21, 1946 she married Thomas Sinclair and together they celebrated 65 years of marriage. Cecile is survived by her husband, Thomas; daughters, Nancy (Milton) Kemp, Betty Sinclair; grandchildren, Thomas (Melissa) Kemp, David (Brenda) Kemp, Sarah (Heath) Bennett; great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Mackenzie Hill, Natalie Kemp and Tyler Bennett; sister-in-law, Ruby Colvin; nephew, Andrew (Irene) Crichton. Cecile was predeceased by her parents; a son, Gene Sinclair; and sister, Aletta Crichton. Funeral services for Cecile will be held on Thursday, July 28 at 4 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Interment will follow in the Smithboro Cemetery. A period of visitation will be on Thursday from 2 to 4 pm.  Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the LeRoy Kemp Memorial Scholarship, c/o Tioga Center Fire Dept., PO Box 185, Tioga Center, NY 13845, in loving memory of Cecile D. Sinclair.     Star Gazette – July 27, 2011


DAVIS Florence

Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, NY) - March 28, 1972

East Bloomfield - Mrs. Florence Gillette, 50, wife of Wilbur Gillette, formerly of East Bloomfield, died Friday in Des Moines, Iowa.  Mrs. Gillette moved here from Middlebury, Pa. and 10 years ago left to make her home in Iowa.  She leaves her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Max (Linda) Biddle of Des Moines; two sons, William, of Denver, Colo. and Don, of Claremont, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Carl (Beatrice) Holtz of Canandaigua; Mrs. Leo (Blanche) Holm of Coopers Plains and Mrs. Harry (Beulah) Lehman, of Bath; two brothers, Francis Davis and Howard Clugstone of Mills, Pa.;and one granddaughter.  Friends may call at Wheeler Funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where a funeral will be held on Friday at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in East Bloomfield Cemetery. 


DIEFFENBACH Dorothy Dieffenbach Palmieri

91, died on July 26, 2011 at Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing.  She was born Feb. 25, 1920 at Overton, Pa., a daughter of the late Frank and Ada Mulnix Dieffenbach. She graduated from New Albany High School in 1937.  During World War II Remington Rand at Elmira employed her. After returning to New Albany area she was employed by Herman Reyvelds wreath factory for several years as a bow maker.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Connie Palmieri; a daughter and son-in-law Linda and Edmund Thall; one grandson and six granddaughters; four great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and one sister Vivian Lines Whyne.  She was predeceased by brothers Keith (Jack) Dieffenbach 1951, Ivan Dieffenbach 2002, Francis (Skeet) Dieffenbach 2006; sisters Thressa Gowen 1940, Josephine Johnson 1996, and her husband Peter Palmieri Jr. 1974.  She was very proud to live in the same house for over 60 years.  Mrs. Palmieri requested to be cremated. Memorial and burial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland Township Sullivan County, Pa.  Arrangements are entrusted with the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore PA 18614.  Towanda Daily Review – July 27, 2011


ELLSWORTH Richard F. "Dick" Ellsworth

77, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Burlington, Pa., died Friday, July 15, 2011 in Port Charlotte.   Richard, born on Aug. 30, 1933 in Standing Stone Township, Pa., was an amazing, hardworking man, husband, father and grandfather. A veteran of the Korean War, U.S. Army, Richard left the military and went to work for Westinghouse Electric Corporation. In August of 1955 he married Dorothy Mae Selleck, and together they raised three children. In 1971, after 18 years with Westinghouse, Richard moved to Charlotte County and took up work operating the Hoosier Trailer Park in South Punta Gorda Heights. During this time, he was a volunteer fireman for the Charlotte South Volunteer Fire Department, served as Fire Commissioner for CCS VF Department from 1978 to 1986, and drove a school bus for Charlotte County Public Schools until 1995. He is a member and past president of the East South Punta Gorda Heights Civic Association, the Antique Car Club Peace River Chapter, and Royal Palm Regional Antique Car Club, and was founder and president of the Royal Palm Chapter in 1992.  He is survived by two sons, Gary Ellsworth and Milo (Cilla) Ellsworth of Port Charlotte; a daughter, Crystal (Larry) Smith of North Port, Fla.; a brother, Robert Ellsworth of Elmar, N.Y.; two sisters, Louise (Jess) Harris of Waverly, N.Y., and Connie (David) Martin of Williamsport, Pa.; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his beloved wife of more than 52 years, Dorothy, in 2007.  Memorial services will be held later in the fall. A private committal service will be conducted by the Ellsworth family.  Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.  Towanda Daily Review – July 20, 2011


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.   Corning Leader – July 19, 2011   


GARDNER Steven L. Gardner

Age 61, of 1472 Holden Brook Road, Osceola, PA, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at home. Friends and family are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Saturday, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Star Gazette – July 21, 2011 


GIFFEN Deborah Giffen Hemenway

57, wife of James A. Hemenway of 956 W. Norman St., Lady Lake, Fla., died Monday evening, July 18, 2011.  Deborah was born in Gettysburg, Pa., on April 1, 1954, a daughter of the late J. Stuart Giffen and Mary Farr Giffen. She was a graduate of Towanda Area High School class of 1973 and continued her education at Luzerne County Community College where she received her Associates Degree in Nursing. Deborah was formerly employed by E.I. DuPont and Guthrie Home Health in Towanda. In earlier years, Deborah was very active in the Towanda Ambulance Association as a driver and EMT. She served as a volunteer and educator for the American Red Cross in Towanda and was a member of Rome Chapter No. 26 Order of Eastern Star.  She is survived by her husband, James A. Hemenway, at home; daughter Meghaan K. Hemenway of Elmira, N.Y.; sons Master Sergeant Anthony James "AJ" Hemenway and wife Heather of Vail, Ariz., Aaron M. Hemenway and wife Cristie of Las Vegas, N.V.; grandchildren Trinity, Tamara and Damon of Vail, Ariz., Aiden and Addison of Las Vegas, N.V., and many friends.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2011 with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The family suggests that contributions be directed to the American Red Cross, 7 Bridge St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Deborah's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – July 23, 2011


GLEASON Donald E. Gleason

82, of Lyon Street, Bath, NY, died Monday at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Born in Wellsboro, PA, he was the son of the late Fred and the late Grace (Stratton) Gleason.  Mr. Gleason served during the Korean Conflict  in the Army.  He was a member of the Charles E. Wescott American Legion Post 173 in Bath, a past member of the Champagne Whirlaways, Keuka Campers, Jolly Campers and Southern Tier Wheelers.  He was a retired Receiving Foreman from Babcock Ladder Co. in Bath, NY.  He is survived by his wife Lois (Hobbs) Gleason of Bath; four sons, Stephen (Pamela) Gleason of Bath, NY, Donald (Tina) Gleason of Bath, NY, Richard Gleason (Barb Satterly) of Ulster, PA. and  Raymond (Krista) Gleason of Selansgrove, PA, 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and his sister Dorothy Shumway of Wellsboro, PA.  He was predeceased by a son Kim Gleason; six brothers, Warren, Paul, Lewis, Gordon, LaVerne and Freddy and three sisters, Edith Roosa, Eloise Badman and Alice Gleason.  Friends may call on Thursday July 28th from 1-3 & 6-8 at Fagan's Funeral  Home in Bath, NY.  Funeral service will be held on Friday July 29th at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Reverend Jeff McDowell officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport.  In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901.   Corning Leader – July 27, 2011


GREENLAND Norma Ann (Greenland) Work

75, of Glendale, Ariz., died, Feb. 11, 2010.  She was born in Williamsport, on May 31, 1934, to Richard and Vada Work, graduating from Williamsport High in 1952.   She became a licensed beautician later marrying Ronald Greenland in 1957. Norma was an accomplished organist and avid bowler who loved to travel, enjoyed playing games and never left a crossword puzzle unfinished. Her most important labor of love was shown to her family and friends through her kindness, patience and words of wisdom. She leaves behind her son, Denis Greenland of Edwardsville, Ill.; daughter, Valerie Hamlett of Tempe, Ariz.; sister, Peggy Leishman of Little Rock, Ark.; eight grandkids and two great-grandkids.  Graveside service will be at 1 p.m., Sunday, July 31, at Montoursville Cemetery, 1401 Broad St., Montoursville. A reception will follow at the King House Buffet, 1955 E. Third St., Williamsport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Lung Association.   May our mom, grandma, sister, friend, rest in God's eternal joy and peace.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 22, 2011


GUSTIN Robert (Gus) E. Gustin

born April 14, 1935, passed July 16, 2011 in San Antonio, TX. He is survived by wife, Gudrun; children, Stephanie, Christopher and Marie; grandchildren, Kristi-Ann and Cory; sister, Donna Davis (Carl); sisters-in-law, Florence Gustin and June Gustin; brother-in-law, Chet Layton; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Francis and Aleatha Gustin; brothers, Francis, William and Ronald; sisters, Delores, Dorothy and Arlene. Robert graduated from Thomas Edison High School, Elmira Heights in 1954. Gus served over 30 years in the U.S. Army, being awarded the Soldier Medal of Honor for Heroism and the President's Merit Award. Interment at National Cemetery, Ft. Sam Houston.   Star Gazette – July 20, 2011


HELD Sandra Miele

A longtime resident of the Southport community died Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center where she had been receiving care at the age of 64 following a battle with cancer.  Born on July 19, 1947 in Elmira, daughter of the late William Jr. & Virginia Morseman Held. She married Edward Miele on December 2, 1967. Employed by the Elmira City School Dist for over 30 years at Broadway, Sandy was as a teacher's aide. She loved children and cherished the memories of her students both past and present. Sandy was a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church. Her many interests included shopping, ceramics, caring for her home and family along with her beloved pets.  She was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her surviving family; husband and companion, Edward Miele, Southport; children, Mark (Tammy) Miele, Elmira; Scott (Connie) Miele, Elmira; grandchildren, Brad and Joshua Snyder; brother, Rodney Held, Elmira Heights; brothers-in-law, James (Ruth) Miele, Elmira; Kenneth (Maggie) Miele, Pine City; nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Matt(Laura) Miele; aunts, uncles, cousins and her canine companions, Dutchess and Missy.  Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, July 24, 2011 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 8:15 pm. Memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA, Rt 352, Elmira, NY 14903 in Sandy's memory.  Star Gazette – July 22, 2011



Daily Messenger - October 2, 1964

Carl F. Holtz, 250 Prospect St. Canandaigua, died today in Thompsen Hospital following a long illness.  Mr. Holtz was born in Elmira, Feb. 25, 1901, the son of the late Carl and Wilhemina Tomaski Holtz.  He was a retired employee of 27 years of service at the Veterans Hospital here.  He was a member of the United Church.  Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Davis Holtz, a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Middlebrook, and a son, Daniel C. Holtz, all of Canandaigua; four grandchildren; a brother, William, of Elmira and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the family home Saturday evening and Sunday at their convenience.  Funeral service will be held in the home Monday  at 2 p.m., Rev. David Ayers officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  


KELLY Edward Joseph Kelly

of Waverly, New York unexpectedly died on Saturday, July 16th. Edward was born on August 28th, 1936 in Pittston, PA. He was the son of Edward Sr. and Margaret Kelly. He attended Sayre High School. Edward was a 31 year veteran of the New York State Police. He began his career as a Trooper in April 1962. He held various assignments in Troop's A, C, F and K. He became an investigator in 1968 and then a Sergeant in 1970. In 1973, he was promoted to Senior Investigator and then to Lieutenant in 1986. In 1988 he became a Captain in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Later in 1989 he was promoted to Major. Finally in 1992 he became a Staff Inspector in State HQs and retired from the State Police in December 1993. After retiring from the State Police he was appointed to the position of U.S. Marshall by President Clinton. He served in this role for 8 years through 2002. Ed will be remembered for the tremendous commitment and devotion he showed to law enforcement throughout his career. Ed treasured the relationships he forged with many of his colleagues throughout his career. His family remains very proud of his accomplishments and his legacy. Upon leaving the Marshall position Ed continued to do investigative work right up to the time of his death. Ed leaves behind his best friend and beloved wife JoAnne and their marriage of 56 years. Ed's favorite past time was dancing with JoAnne. Ed is survived by his four children, Timothy, his wife Pamela and their three children Kaitlyn, Courtney and Kevin. Michael, his wife Brenda and their four children Krista, Coleen, Erin and Kyle. Maureen Passarelli, her husband Joe and their four children Joe, Julie, John and Joshua. Patricia Reiter, her husband Michael and their daughter Kelly. Ed shared a tremendous love and special relationship with each of his children and grandchildren. Edward is also survived by his sister Jean and husband Nick Zello and their children Mark, Joseph, Peggy, Colleen, Nick, Edward and John. His brother Larry and his wife Patricia, nephews and nieces, Larry Michael, Theresa, Kevin, Chris, Brian and Peggy. His sister Jean and husband Nick Zello and their children Mark, Joseph, Peggy, Colleen, Nick, Edward and John. JoAnne's sister Mary Keene and her husband Jerry, their children Denise, Jerry, Paul and Donna. Finally, by JoAnne's brother Paul Corcoran. Edward's life is characterized by dedication and commitment. He had a very special impact on his family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Saint James Church in Waverly at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 22nd. Visiting hours will be held at Luckner's Funeral Home in Waverly, New York on Thursday July 21st from 4 PM to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts in the memory of Edward Kelly may be directed to the Prostate Cancer Research Fund at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center (in memory of Ed Kelly, John Kimmel Cancer Center, 100 North Charles Street, Suite 234, Baltimore, MD 21201), or Saint James Church in Waverly.   Star Gazette – July 20, 2011


KING Ann Ruth Leidhecker

68, of 2313 West Fourth St., Williamsport, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at her home with her family at her side, following a lengthy illness.  Ann and her husband, Donald Eugene Leidhecker, observed their 49th anniversary on Jan. 20.  Ann was a Licensed Practical Nurse, who gave a lot of private duty care to many people. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Williamsport, the Lycoming Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Treaty Elm Chapter of the Colonial Dames and the Order of the Eastern Star. She made lineage quilts, enjoyed genealogical research and crocheting and was a former Girl Scout Leader.  Born June 20, 1943, in South Williamsport, she was the daughter of William Floyd King and Mae Ada Tiebohl Guinter.  Surviving besides her husband and her mother of Montoursville, are daughters, Ruth Arlene (Robert Eugene, Jr.) Spencer of Liberty, Vicki Ann (Anthony) Bruno of Cumming, Ga; brothers, William C. (Barbara) Guinter of Williamsport, Jeffrey (Vickie) Guinter of Muncy; grandchildren, Rebecca Ada Mae (Adam Joseph) Yungwirth, Rachael Mary Ann Spencer, Anthony Donald Bruno, Isabella Mae Bruno; and great-grandchildren, Austin Joseph and Adalyne Mae Yungwirth.   Memorial services were held at the convenience of the family. Interment was in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. The family provided the flowers and suggests donations to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.    Wellsboro Gazette – July 21, 2011



96, of Yochum Hill, PA, died Monday, July 25, 2011, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born September 6, 1914, in Cross Fork, PA, she was a daughter of the late William and Helen (Begali) Lazorchak. She graduated from the Yochum Hill School. Katherine was a self-employed caregiver and worked on the family farm. She was a member of the Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport and loved cooking and gardening. Surviving are many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Katherine was predeceased by five brothers, John, Samuel, Peter, William, and Alec; and three sisters, Mary Zarilla, Ann Jacobson, and Helen Lazorchak. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, July 29, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 30, 2011, from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 12:00 p.m. Fr. Jason Kappanadze will officiate. Interment will be made in Germania Cemetery.   Star Gazette – July 26, 2011


LIBERATORE Betty J. Jerram

Of Horseheads, NY: Finally at peace and reunited once again with her son, Ron and her parents, Philip and Beatrice Liberatore. She spent her life caring for others and giving unselfishly to those around her. She began her career as a nurse at the Bath VA Medical Center, working later at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, then retiring from the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Through the years she advocated for children with special needs and loved shopping for bargains. She leaves behind Glenn, her devoted husband and best friend for more than 62 years; son, Tom (Jill); daughter, Judy (Bob) Schaeffler; grandchildren, Tom (Suzanne), Melissa Guido (Matt), Jonathan (Holly); great-grandchildren, Asia, Kile and Jacob; Madison; brother, Philip Liberatore; along with several nieces and nephews. At her request, services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.   Star Gazette – July 19, 2011  


LOPAZ Raymond J. Lopaz

73, of Galeton, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.  He is survived by his wife, Lori; his stepson, Lee Parker, both of Galeton; his daughter, Kim; son-in-law, Joe Milchuck and grandson, JP, all of Leland N.C.  In keeping with Ray's wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society . Arrangements have been entrusted to Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.    Wellsboro Gazette – July 21, 2011


MALEY Lillian A. Gray

age 96, well-known resident of Laporte, Pa., died peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. Lillian was born Feb. 4, 1915 in Barbours, a daughter of the late James and Pearl Schriner Maley. She graduated from the Smithport New York High School and married Dallas B. (Bill) Gray of Wheeling, W. Va. on Oct. 29, 1934. They moved to Laporte in 1940 and Bill predeceased her on Jan. 14, 1971.  Lillian worked as a custodian at the Sullivan County Elementary School in Laporte until she retired. She then worked for the Green Thumb Program and later worked for the Sullivan County Commissioners at the Travel Information Roadside Rest in Laporte Township, a position that she really enjoyed.  Lillian was a member of the Laporte United Methodist Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Dieffenbach of Elmira, N.Y. and Mrs. Connie Shultz of Laporte; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Ann L. Bahr of Dushore, Pa.; two grandsons Alan Dieffenbach and Martin Daniel Bahr; three sons-in-law Earl Dieffenbach, Martin Bahr and Leonard Shultz; 10 brothers and sisters, James Maley, John Maley, Edith Lewis, Olive Wheeler, Edna Barbour, Mildred Barbour, Florence Dillon, Kay Domeny, Harold Maley and an infant sister Nellie Maley.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Linda Renninger officiating. Interment will be in Mountain Ash Cemetery, Laporte, Pa.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Laporte Fire Company, P.O. Box 31, Laporte, PA 18626.   Towanda Daily Review – July 18, 2011


MEAD Robert L. “Bugs” Jr.

Age 52 of 2696 Yawger Hill Rd., Bradford, NY. died July 18, 2011. He was born July 2, 1959 in Blossburg, Pa. the son of Robert and Patricia Faye Mead. He was a avid sportsman, liked to go to the races at Woodhull Raceway and was a Nascar fan.  He is survived by: Daughters – Jayme Mead, Bath, NY. Lauralea Mead (Cory) Wakeman, Bradford, NY. Son – Robert M. Mead, Bradford, NY. Grandchildren -  Kobi Wakeman, Caleb Wakeman, Caden Mead, Mali Wakeman Brother – James Mead, Newton, NC. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Michael Mead.  Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial service at Pinnacle State Park, Addison, NY Friday at 6:00 pm.  Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa.  Corning Leader – July 21, 2011


MINTONYE – A.J. Mintonye died April 2nd, at Willowbrook, Calif., aged 56 years. Mr. Mintonye was for years a resident of Brookfield, but moved to California about seven years ago. His wife died three years ago. – Wellsboro Agitator, 24 April 1912   


MOORE Robert D. "Doggie" Moore

58, of Blossburg, Tioga County, died peacefully, Friday, July 15, 2011, at the Bath VA Medical Center, Bath, N.Y. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Janet L. Herr Moore. Doggie was the husband of Kitty Wolpert Moore; they were married Dec. 3, 1982. He was a set-up man for Alumax at their Lancaster plant. Doggie was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a telecommunications operator in Korea. He enjoyed woodworking, making and refinishing furniture for family and friends. Doggie was an avid reader, especially Stephen King books. He was an amateur astrologer and enjoyed looking at the stars with his telescope. Doggie enjoyed history and science television. He loved animals, especially his dogs, and feeding deer and bear in his yard.  In addition to his wife, Doggie is survived by a son, Jerome L. husband of Wanda Heck of Hinesville, Ga.; two brothers, David L. husband of Linda Klinefelter of Mount Joy, Jeffrey S. Moore companion of Lisa Richards of Littleton, N.H.; two sisters, Barbara wife of Harold Frey of Mount Joy, Sharon K. Shoff of Rheems; and two grandchildren, Devon and Jordan Heck.  A viewing for Doggie will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011, from the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by a time of family sharing at 12 noon. Please omit flowers. Contributions in Doggie's memory may be made to: Pennsylvania SPCA, Attn: Development, 350 East Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – July 19, 2011  


OSBORNE Mary Musette Osborne Park

died on June 24, 2011 in Shelby, N.C. She had been in failing health in the past several months and had been a resident in the Fair Haven Home in Bostic, N.C. for over a year. She lived in North Carolina with her husband for the past five years. Mary Musette was born on Nov. 17, 1921 in LeRaysville, Pa., to Edward A. Osborne and Musette L. Osborne. She attended school in LeRaysville and graduated from LeRaysville High School as valedictorian of her class. She attended Mansfield State College and graduated from the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in Sayre, Pa., in 1943. Later she returned to Mansfield State College to earn her bachelor's degree and certification as a school nurse. She was proud to be a registered nurse and was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital and the Towanda Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., as well as doing private duty nursing. She was a participant in the Harvard Medical School Nurses' Health Study.  She married C. David Lake of Sayre, Pa., in 1943 with whom she had four children. Mary Musette is survived by her daughter, Mary Irene Ortiz (Edwin) of Sarasota, Fla.; and three sons David Edward Lake (Karen) of Sarasota, Fla., John Michael Lake of Virginia Beach, Va., and Frank Gregory Lake (Nancy) of Sayre, Pa. She had seven grandchildren Susan Witkowski, Jeremy Moulton, Brian Lake, Laura Lake, Kathryn Lake, Shawn Lake, and Kyle Lake as well as five great-grandchildren. The cousins with whom she played as a child and enjoyed throughout her life, Sally Powers of Hamilton, Ohio, Joan Burroughs of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Cynthia Sims of Towanda, Pa. also survive her; a fourth cousin, Joyce predeceased her.  Mary Musette's present husband, Glenn H. Park, survives her and lives in Forest City, N.C. She had a stepdaughter, Linda Tighe, a stepson, William C. Parke of Rutherfordton, N.C. and five stepgrandchildren: Randy, Jennifer, Faith, Eva, Josiah. Mary Musette Park was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church of Forest City, N.C. and took great comfort in the friendship and fellowship she enjoyed there. Her family requests that memorials be directed to the church (Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 880, Forest City, NC 28043; or to the Fair Haven Home, 149 Fair Haven Drive, Bostic, NC 20818.    Towanda Daily Review – July 23, 2011   504


PARSONS Russell Alvin Parsons

Age 88, of Burdett, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of his life on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church, Watkins Glen; followed by a luncheon at the church. Born August 22, 1922 in Rochester, NY to Edward and Helen (Schlessing) Parsons. Russell retired from the USDA as a Soil Scientist. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Jean Parsons in 2001; parents, and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son Dale and his wife Vicky Parsons, Santa Ana, Calif.; daughter Margaret (Marzie) Lewis, Burdett, NY; six grandchildren Skye (Matt) Maya and Aislinn Lewis, Hali (Drew) Shallahamer, Jordan (Tassi), Todd, and Kira Parsons; and four great grandchildren, Nicholas, Tanner and Olivia Shallahamer, and Shaye Marie Maya. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of his life on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church, Watkins Glen; followed by a luncheon at the church. In lieu of flowers those wishing may consider memorial contributions in Russell’s name to the charity of one’s choice. Funeral Home Obituary – July 21, 2011    


PARTENAK Kathryn Hilliar

of Waverly, N.Y., died on Tuesday July 19, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. She died at home surrounded by her loving family and friends.  Kathryn was born in New York City on January 3, 1932, the daughter of the late Dorothy (Mazza) Laspina and Michael Partenak.  She was pre-deceased by her sister Mary Partenak of New York City, Brother-in-law Lawrence Rupp of Ephrata, Pa., son-in-law Robert Henderson Jr. of Bartow, Fla., and mother-in-law Florence Hilliar of Wyalusing, Pa.  Cathy was employed at the old I.R. foundry in Sayre, Pa., and National Cash Register in Ithaca, N.Y., before becoming a full-time homemaker. She was very devoted to her family and a kind and giving person — to know her was to love her. Cathy enjoyed camping, shopping, cooking, Bingo, yard sales, playing cards, traveling and visiting her family and friends.   She is survived by her husband Cleon R. Hilliar of Waverly, N.Y.; daughters: MSG(Ret) Gloria M. Henderson of Syracuse, N.Y., Melody R. Hilliar of South Waverly, Pa., Venus J. (Curt) Nowakowski of Hesperia, Calif., and son: Todd R. Hilliar of Waverly, N.Y. granddaughters: Alana J. (Matt) Hilliar of Waverly, Jennifer L. (Jalil) Granger of Binghamton, N.Y., and Jade B. Nowakowski of Bothell, Wash. and grandson: Troy A. Henderson of Austin, Texas. Great-grandchildren: Jalilah, Jabril, Jameela and Jazeera. sisters: Millie Gentile of New Jersey and Margaret Bodowsky of Elmira, N.Y. brother: Salvador LaSpina of Elmira, N.Y.; brothers and sisters-in-law: Donald and Dorothy Hilliar of Bershire, N.Y., James Hilliar of Spencer, N.Y., Joan Larson of King Ferry, N.Y., Flossie (Harold) Kissinger of Ephrata, Pa., and former son-in-law Daniel Nowakowski of Bothell, Wash. Many nieces, nephews, and dear friends, especially Alberta Wolcott, Helen Rudd and Dawn Parks.  Relatives and friends are invited to call the family. A memorial gathering and celebration of Cathy’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 4 p.m. beginning with a spiritual blessing by Deacon Joe Federowicz and testimonials, followed by a period of fellowship with a meal at the J.E. Wheelock Hose Company Hall, 217 North Street, Milltown Pa.  Donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beecher St. Johnson City, NY. or Lourde’s Hospice of Binghamton, 231 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827, in loving memory of Kathryn.  Arrangements and caring service is being provided by the Cooley Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, 802 N. Main St., Athens, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – July 23, 2011


PATTERSON Anita A. Patterson

died this past Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Ashton Healthcare in Athens, Pa. She was 77. Anita (known in her younger years as Neta) was born in Sayre, graduated from Union Endicott High School and attended Ogden School of Nursing. She married and had two cherished daughters.   Anita and her family moved frequently due to work. Anita's survival approach to all of the moves was simple: sew curtains to make it feel like home; find a worthy cause and get busy changing things for the better; and direct a choir to make angelic music.   Anita's love of choral music touched countless lives. If you were blessed to have sung with her, you would agree she had an extraordinary gift to lead others in fellowship for the pursuit of creating beautiful music. Anita welcomed all singers, saying "Give them a taste of the Lord's music and later in life they will come back to it." Anita directed many local and church choirs around the U.S., including Athens United Presbyterian Church, Sayre United Methodist Church and Athens United Methodist Church where at the latter, she created a very popular and devoted children's choir. She also had a beautiful voice and performed as a soloist on many occasions.   Anita's memberships included President of the PTA, Rockledge, Fla.; President of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce; President of the Greater Valley Community Chorus; Polyhymnia Club of Waverly, N.Y.; Franconians Music Club of Athens and Sayre, Pa.; Overtones Adult Handbell Choir; Sayre High Music Boosters; and the Republican and Democratic parties. One of her proudest political contributions was working on the successful write-in campaign to elect Robert "Bob" P. Horton as Bradford County Commissioner in 1983.  Anita is predeceased by her parents, Edward Patterson and Leah Alda Williams Patterson, Aunt Augusta Williams (Finch), and Great Aunt Tessa Moyer.  Anita is survived by her brothers Frank (Carol) Patterson of Van Etten and Rodney Patterson, daughters Tessa Alburn of Petaluma, Calif., and Susan (John) Alborn Hackman of Oxford, Md., grandchildren Liza and Gabriel Hackman, and several nephews and cousins.  The family will hold a memorial celebration service in the fall, which was Anita's favorite time of the year.   Jay E. Lowery funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. is assisting the family with the arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – July 19, 2011 


PLOUSE Roger E. Plouse Sr.

48 of Waverly, N.Y., died Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on May 23, 1963, in Corning, N.Y., the son of Vine E. and Cora M. Calkins Plouse.  Roger loved to gather with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching NASCAR.  He is predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents, brother Jeffrey, 2010, and brother-in-law Robert Eberlin.  Roger is survived his mother Cora (Dean O’Connor) Plouse of Athens, Pa., Vine Sr. and Sally Plouse of Waverly, N.Y., children Tiffany (Jason) Orlowski of Waverly, N.Y., Roger Plouse Jr. of Waverly, N.Y., Tasha (Tim) Plouse of Waverly, N.Y., and Tara Plouse of Waverly, N.Y., nine grandchildren, fiance Debbie Barber of Waverly, N.Y., siblings Roxanne Eberlin of Endicott, N.Y., Charlotte (Robert) Hamblin of So. Waverly, Pa., Jennifer Plouse of Sayre, Pa., Stephanie (Jackie Shaffer) Jordan of Waverly, N.Y., Vine Plouse Jr. of Waverly, N.Y., and Bradley (Chrystal) Collins of Md., sister-in-law Michelle Plouse of Sayre, Pa., several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews, and his faithful companion Jose.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Athens Township Fire Hall, 311 Herrick Ave., Sayre, Pa. Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. is assisting the family.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Rogers’s memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the cost of the memorial service.   Sayre Morning Times – July 21, 2011


POTTER Francis A. "Frank" Potter

82, of 1021 S. Main St. Towanda, Pa. died Monday afternoon, July 18, 2011 at his home following declining health. "Frank" as he was known by his family and friends was born June 8, 1929 in Towanda the son of George and Leola Henley Potter. In early years, he was employed by Robert Hettich construction in Towanda and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda until his retirement. Frank enjoyed caring for his family and his canine companion, Ashley, the outdoors, and working around his property. Frank also enjoyed going out for dinner, playing cards and traveling.  He is survived by loving wife of 52 years, Margaret Smith Potter whom he married on Oct. 4, 1958 at the First United Methodist Church in Towanda; children, Bonnie (Howard) Potter, Tony (Kathy) Potter, Timmy (Alana) Potter, Eileen (Verne) Hicks, Teresa McLinko, Brian (Crystal) Potter, Steve Potter, James (Randi) Potter; grandchildren, Shawn (Vickie) Potter, Nathan (Sarah), Kristie (Robert) and Cory (Hannah) Potter, Timothy (Megan) Potter, Shannon (John) Hennessy, Tonya (Darrin) Biza, Michael (Kacie) Tuttle, Scott (Josie), Jason (Christa) and Eric (Erin) Borick, Daniel, Brittany and Emily Potter, Justin, Karina and Tyler Potter, Riley and Bailey Potter; great-grandchildren, Shawn Potter, Chayton and Brynn Woodruff, Kaydance and Chase Potter, Zander Potter, Jase Potter, Aidan, Rian and Brody Hennessy, Sierra and Dawson Biza, Molly and Wyatt Borick, Carter Wright; several step-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Florence Smith; sisters-in-law, Edna Potter and Charlotte Sullivan; brother-in-law, Gerald Smith and wife Sally and his beloved dog Ashley.  He was preceded in death by: his parents, George and Leola (Henley) Potter; brothers, Gerald, George, Gene, James and Joe; sisters, Mary, Sarah, Ellen, Bernice and Dorothy; father-in-law, Gerald Smith; and brother-in-law, Leroy Sullivan.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 22, 2011, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A memorial service will follow at noon with Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, in Francis A. "Frank" Potter's memory. Towanda Daily Review – July 20, 2011 


ROY Cathy L. (Roy) Bacon

age 55, of Tioga, PA, died on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at her residence. Born on November 24, 1955 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Raymond and Betty (Nicholas) Roy. She was married to Merton Mert Bacon.  Cathy was employed in the health care field as a personal care giver with ARC in Elmira, NY.  She enjoyed gardening, games and spending time with her family.  In addition to her husband Mert, she is survived by two sons, Michael A. Bacon and Robert E. Hulslander, both of Virginia; five daughters and sons-in-law, Tammie J. Bolt of Wysox, PA, Michelle A. and Jerry Lonneville of Dresden, NY, Ivana M. Kisner of Athens, PA, Marsha K. Hulslander of Newport, PA, Florence A. and Doug Holley of Lawrenceville, PA; several grandchildren including Tonya S. Bacon of Tioga, PA, and several great grandchildren, brothers and sisters.  In keeping with Cathys wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 24, 2011


SANFRATELLO Frank P. Sanfratello

Age  64 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Batavia, died July 16, 2011 at the Elcor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Horseheads NY.  He was born January 20, 1947 in  Batavia, NY. Son the late Anthony P. Sanfratello and the late Theresa Arena.  Mr. Sanfratello worked construction in the Batavia and Rochester area prior to his retirement. He was a Vietnam Era Veteran, member of the American Legion Glenn S. Loomis Post #332, Veness Strollo Post #1602 Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the former St. Nicholas Social Club. Frank was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church) and former usher.  He graduated from SUNY Brockport with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. He also belonged to the East Pembroke Sportsman’s Club.  Frank was an avid outdoorsman loving to hunt, fish, and camp.  He is survived by three brothers Anthony A. (Stella) Sanfratello of Colorado, Samuel J. (Audrey) Sanfratello of Painted Post, NY and Daniel Sanfratello of Fairport, NY. Nieces, Nephews and Cousins also survive.  Friends may call on Wednesday July 20, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York.  Prayers will be recited on Thursday July 21, 2011 at the funeral home at 9:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Mary’s R.C. 18 Ellicott St. Batavia. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.   Corning Leader – July 19, 2011 


SCHOONOVER Leah Bell Hanes

age 90, died on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Elcor Health Services.  Leah was born at 35 Taft Avenue, “Cabbage Row” in Elkland, PA on October 19, 1920, the only child of Robert Mansel and Alice Mae Schoonover. She married Claude Hanes on April 19, 1940. They have four daughters: Dorothy Mae Faith (Francis Quackenbush), Alberta Claudette (Elwin) Burdick, Claudienne Rachel (Henry) Stebbins, Florella Coleen (Wallace) Holiday. Leah had fourteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her mother in 1950, father in 1985, grandson, Ray Quackenbush, great grandson, Jonathon White and great granddaughter, Kiyara Skye Bixby.  She was a homemaker and helped her husband with the gas station on River Road in Presho where they lived. Leah enjoyed music, playing the guitar, writing poems, playing pinochle and dominoes, sewing, making doll clothes and quilts by hand, reading, gardening, camping and traveling. She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and attended The Kingdom Hall in Coopers Plains.  At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours.  Burial will take place in Presho Cemetery and a memorial service will take place at a later date at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Elkland, PA with James Taylor officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY 14830.    Corning Leader – July 27, 2011


SCHULTZ Robert M. Schultz II

Robert Michael Schultz II died on Wednesday, June 20, 2011 after a lengthy battle with kidney failure. Rob was born on May 22, 1985 in Sayre, Pa.  Robbie loved spending time with his family and enjoyed working on imported cars.  He is survived by the love of his life, Andrea, and his two daughters, Hailey, 5, and Kara, 3, his grandparents, Lewis and Patricia Schultz; his father Bob Schultz of Sayre; his mother Barbara; and sister Elizabeth Marie Schultz of Longmont, Colo.  Services will be private. The family asks all of Rob’s friends and family to remember Rob prior the way he was prior to his illness. Memorials can be made to the Kidney Foundation or to the charity of one’s choice.  Sayre Morning Times – July 24, 2011


SEAGE Sarah Seage

Harrisburg, PA: Sarah Seage died in her home surrounded by family, friends and her fiance at 2:35 pm on Saturday, July 16, 2011 after a tenacious 2 1/2 year battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was 40 years old. Born to parents Eileen McCarthy and Dr. Charles Seage, Sarah began her life-journey in Berkeley, CA, on Sept 19, 1970. Sarah's early years were spent in the Northern California/Bay Area. Sarah attended the University of Maryland, studied in Europe for a semester and earned a double major in Studio Art and Art History in 2003. She graduated magna cum laude. Sarah took her love of art, design and aesthetics and began her career as a graphic designer and project manager working for several firms in the Washington, DC area. During this time she met 3 very special longtime girlfriends, Corina Sole Brito, Samantha Dever and Brigid Noonan. She loved the outdoors and nature as well as the culture of the city. The "girls" would go to shows, concerts, museums and restaurants. She loved traveling and exploring new places. Sarah met her fiance Christopher Anderson in 1999 at the National Theater in Washington, DC. They attended the Kennedy Center Millennium Celebration on New Year's Eve 2000, marking the beginning of their enduring relationship. They settled in Harrisburg, PA in 2005 and were engaged in 2008. Sarah was employed by DST Health Solutions where her refreshing creativity, contagious smile, engaging personality, and incomparable quick-wit will be sorely missed and forever remembered. Sarah had many interests and a great thirst for knowledge. She continued to take art courses, enjoyed drawing, watercolor, and photography. She belonged to the Arts Council Association of Harrisburg where she entered paintings and designed her own and others' Christmas cards each year. She spent many happy times swimming in the waters around Fiji and on the coast of California and Florida, a bond she shared with her Aunt Lynn Dettbarn (deceased). Sarah made life-long friends wherever she went. Her intelligence, wit, sensitivity, passion, creativity and unconditional love of friends and family made her a bright shining light in the lives of all she encountered. We have learned new meaning of the words strength and courage because of the relentless conviction and unwavering optimism that Sarah maintained throughout her entire fight. It has been an honor and a privilege to know Sarah and be a part of her life. Sarah will be remembered like a daughter by Chris' family, Don and Sharon Anderson; sister, Teresa Ribble, husband Kevin and children Cheyenne and Wyatt; and brother, Kurt Anderson and son Reilly. Sarah is survived by her parents, Dr. Charles Seage of California and Eileen McCarthy of Chicago; her brother, Forest and wife Dana and her much loved niece Niko; aunt, Mary McCarthy Hawley of Amherst, MA and cousin Elizabeth Hooper; uncle, Dr. Robert Accettola of Norfolk, VA and cousins Amy and Brian; uncle, Peter Accettola of NYC; and cousin, Jason Dettbarn and wife Giselle of Miami, FL. Donations may be made in Sarah's name to the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, 2010 West Chester Pike, Suite 300, Havertown, PA 19033. A memorial celebration will be held in September.    Star Gazette – July 22, 2011



Elmira: Age 78, died, Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Bath VA Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Bob was born in Elmira on July 17, 1932, son of the late Peter W. and Katherine (Creighton) Shields. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Patricia Kane Shields. Together they raised five children; Ellen S. Piasecki and husband Joseph of Myrtle Beach SC with children Nick and Emily Samuels and Olivia Piasecki; Martin A. Shields of Omaha NE with children Jarrett and Amber Shields; Kristen M. Osburn and husband Edward of Elmira with children Casey, Eddie and Allison Osburn; Joseph P. Shields and wife Lauren of San Diego CA with expectant son Hudson due in two weeks; Bridget S. Nugent and husband Neil of Elmira with children Joseph, Luke and Ellie Nugent; great grandson Emery Shields; brothers and sister-in-law, Peter and Mary Shields of Wellsville NY, Jack and Terry Shields of Horseheads; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister Margaret Betts. Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. He retired from Hardinge Inc. After retirement, Bob stayed active volunteering for nine years with Meals on Wheels and helped build seven homes for Habitat for Humanity. Bob was a devout Catholic. His greatest pride and joy was the time spent with family. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut St., on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. In recognition of Bob's service with the Navy, military honors will be accorded at the end of the funeral mass. Bob's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the second floor staff of the Community Living Center at the Bath VA Medical Center whose love and support over the last three years will never be forgotten. Donations in Bob's memory may be directed to Bath CLC 2 Fund, 76 Veterans Ave, Bath VA Medical Center, Bath, NY 14810.   StarGazette – July 18, 2011 


SHORT Dale A. Short, Sr.

age 58, of Mansfield, PA, died on Thursday, July 21, 2011 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born on November 18, 1952 in Wellsboro, PA, he was the son of Basil H. and Anna L. (Moore) Short, Sr. Dale was married to Elaine V. (Stone) Short.   In addition to his wife, Elaine, Dale is survived by three sons, Dale A. Short, Jr. of Wellsboro, PA, Robert A. Murray of Mansfield, PA, Mark A. Murray of Virginia; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary A. and Audie Holsomback of Wellsboro, PA, Rosa L. and Vernon Rouse, Jr. of Middlebury, PA, Teresa M. Day and fiance, Gerald of Mansfield, PA; two brothers, Harold and Basil, Jr.; three sisters, Sharon, Ruby, Lena; several grandchildren; one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Living Word Fellowship Church, Wellsboro, PA on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Keith Paris officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. Arrangements are entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 24, 2011



Bath, N.Y. — M. Wayne Snyder, 85, died Friday July 22, 2011 at home. He was born in Elmira, NY, on August 6, 1925. He was a former resident of Savona, NY, and the Savona area for many years and has lived in the Bath, NY, and Holiday, FL, area for 20 years of the last 25 years.  He was employed by Ingersoll Rand CO, in Painted Post, NY, holding several managerial positions during his tenure and retired as Manager of the Co’s Tool Services Area in 1984 after 36 years of service. While in Savona he was active in the Savona Federated Church Office, the Savona Village Board, was a member and acted as President of the Savona School Board for 15 years and acted as Sec./Treas. of the Seaman Cemetery Assoc. for 14 years after retirement. He was a member and past exalted ruler of Savona F&AM Lodge #755 and a member of Bath BPOE #1547 and also a past member of the Indian Hills Golf Club. He and his family were avid Campers, enjoyed the outdoors, he also loved working, fishing, hunting and golf.  He was predeceased by to loving wives, Muriel Dreahmer Snyder in 1975 and Jessica Simpson Snyder in 2001.  He is survived by his daughter Diana Romance-Green (Gerry Green) of Cornelius, NC, his granddaughter Jessica Hargrave of Seattle, WA, and 3 great grandchildren, Dakota, Courtney and his son David W. Snyder in Lake Placid, NY, and 3 grandchildren Crystal, Amanda and Yolanda, also by his loving and faithful companion of several years, Florence M. Kelly of Embro, Canada, also by many nieces and nephews.  A Memorial Service will be held in the Savona Federated Church on Friday August 12, 2011 at 11:00am with Reverend Nathan Cooper Officiating. His burial will be held in Seaman Cemetery, Savona, NY.  In lieu of flowers all donations may be made to the Savona Federated Church. Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.   Corning Leader – July 25, 2011 


STAMPP Earl C. Stampp

74, of Church Street, died Saturday, July 16, 2011.  He was retired from Corning Inc. and served in the U.S. Army.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Stampp of Savona; daughters Linda Partridge of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Barbara Hughes of Bradford; brother Homer Stampp of Corning; sister Hilma Thompson of North Carolina; step children Robert Bates of Cortland, Elwood Eberlin of Florida, Robert Eberlin of Painted Post, Thomas Eberlin of Addison, Wendy Eberlin of Palmyra, Pa., Jean Gallighan of Campbell, Mary Lynn Pryslopski of Painted Post, Paul Eberlin of Elmira.  Services will be at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home.  Burial with military honors will be at the convenience of the family in Bath National Cemetery.   Star Gazette – July 26, 2011   


STRUBLE Leon Struble

84, of Litchfield (Athens, Pa.) died in the early morning hours of Friday, July 22, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following a period of declining health. He was born on Oct. 5, 1926 in Ghent, Pa., the son of Leon W. and Ethel (Eiklor) Struble. Leon was an amazingly hardworking man, husband, father and grandfather. He owned and operated the family dairy farm in Litchfield all his life. In addition, he also spent many years working at Robertson's, a former John Deere dealership and equipment supply in Nichols, N.Y. Leon enjoyed diagnosing and repairing all types of farm equipment and machinery. He continues to do so, even after his failing health, by offering verbal guidance of his expertise to many. He loved the outdoors; fishing, hunting and most of all, telling stories. Early on, he was quite a marksman and in later years even tried his hand at golf.  On Oct. 24, 1950, he married Cora Rinker and together they raised two children. Leon is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Daniel Seck; daughter-in-law Martha Struble, all of Litchfield; his mother-in-law Hetty Rinker of Windham Summit; four grandchildren Daniel Jr. (Wendy) Seck of Owego, N.Y., Lisa (Justin) Nikulich of Endicott, N.Y., Amber and Amanda Struble of Litchfield, three great-grandchildren, Jana Nikulich, Corey and Dylan Seck. Leon was predeceased by his beloved wife of 55 years Cora Rinker Struble in 2005; and his son Terry Struble in 2003.  At Leon's request, family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the Nichols Cemetery with Pastor C. Kenneth Crain, officiating.  Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to the Windham Summit Bible Church, 7544 Battlecreek Road, Rome, PA 18837; the Litchfield United Methodist Church, 2759 Litchfield Rd., Sayre, PA 18840; or Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, N.Y. in loving memory of Leon Struble.   Towanda Daily Review – July 24, 2011   



age 26 of Panama City, Fl. died July 19, 2011. She was born Apr. 29, 1985 in Wellsboro, Pa. the daughter of Paul and Arlene Dake  Surine.  She is survived by: Boyfriend – Johnny Olson, Panama City, Fl., Children –Eian Olson and Lyxia Olson, Panama City, Fl., Father – Paul Surine, Elkland, Pa., Brothers – Francis Spotts, Addison, NY., Sonny Surine, Pensacola, Fl., Jimmy  Dake, Nelson, Pa., Sister – Rebecca Tucker, Blossburg, Pa., Paternal grandfather – Frank G. Surine, Elkland, Pa. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her mother Arlene Dake.  Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial service Sat. July 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Rev. Theodore Carr, offc.    Corning Leader – July 27, 2011  


THRASHER Alan (Papa Al) J. Thrasher

age 68, of 722 Coburn Hill Rd., Laceyville, Pa., died at Tyler Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, July 19, 2011. He was born Nov. 29, 1942 at the old Mills Hospital in Towanda, Pa., a son of the late Edwin and Jennie Campbell Thrasher.  Al was a graduate of the Towanda High School class of 1960. He was the husband of the former Shirley J. Brown Thrasher with whom he celebrated their 35th  wedding anniversary on July 9, 2011. Al was retired after working for almost 30 years at the Proctor and Gamble Paper Products plant in Mehoopany, Pa., where he was employed as a machinist. He was a past member of the Monroeton Presbyterian Church. Al was an active member of the Laceyville Goodwill Fire Company and the Laceyville Ambulance Association. He was a life member of the NRA, and a member of the Pa. State Fox and Coyote Hunters Association. While being a member of the Old Timers Fly Wheel Association he enjoyed showing gas engines with his good friends Dave Fassett and Sam Bowman. He was a Pennsylvania State Fire Warden for many years. For the last several years Al and his wife, Shirley enjoyed watching local high school sporting events involving Wyalusing students, especially softball, basketball, volleyball, and football.  He is survived by his wife Shirley J. Brown Thrasher; two sons, Robert G. Thrasher and his long time friend Liz Latimer of Jackson, Ohio, and Patrick A. Thrasher of Sarasota, Fla.; his grandchildren, Airman Andrew Thrasher serving his country in the U.S. Air Force; Alex Thrasher of Cincinnati, Ohio, Patrick Alan Thrasher and Heather A. Thrasher, both of Florida, and Bristin Robinson of Towanda, Pa. Al is also survived by a brother Carl and his wife Gail Thrasher of Great Falls, Mont.; and his nieces and nephews Louise and her husband Kevin Benditt, MaryAnn and her husband Terry L. Hicks, Debbie Roth, and Brenda and her husband Leo Wills all of Monroeton, Pa. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Paul F. Thrasher who died on July 31, 1993.   By abiding with the wishes of Al, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at a later date at the family's convenience.   Services were made through the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa.   In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial donations to the Laceyville Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 274, Laceyville, PA 18623; or the Laceyville Library, P.O. Box 68, Laceyville, PA 18623.  Towanda Daily Review – July 21, 2011  



age 48, of Roaring Branch, PA, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at her home. Maria was born May 4, 1963 in the United Kingdom, a daughter of Joseph R. and Brenda (Jones) Wagner. She was a U.S. Navy veteran.   Maria is survived by her parents, Joseph of Philadelphia, PA and Brenda of Delaware; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph R. (Colleen) Wagner, III; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Bernadine Leto of Yardley, PA, Renee (Anthony) Mancini of Voorhees, NJ; nieces and nephews, Christopher, Alec, Casey, Frank, Angelica, Cody, Olivia and Caroline.   A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Gibbsboro, NJ. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the church. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Funeral Home obituary – July 18, 2011



Of Millerton, PA: Was born September 7, 1927 in Nanticoke, PA the son of the late Elmer and Letha (Wright) Whitesell, died on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marcella German; brothers, Norman, Doyle and Ronald Whitesell; step-brother, Thomas Burns. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 40 years, Mary; daughter, Sherry (Dan) Mandell; step-daughter, Tracy Smith; sisters, Audrey Domasiewicz of Montrose, PA and Arlene Atwell of Springville, PA; grandchildren, April Mandell, Matthew Butters and Racheal Merrick; great-grandchildren, Nikitia, Kyria, Emily, Zaria, Illion and Audin; along with several nieces and nephews. Orval was a Veteran of the US Air Force proudly serving his country from 1952-1956 during WWII. He retired from Hardinge Brothers, Inc. after several dedicated years of service. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 2:30 PM. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Immediately following the services the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Whitesell Military Honors. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association : NYS Affiliate, ATTN: Heart Gifts, 17 Technology Place, East Syracuse, NY 13057 in his memory.  Star Gazette – July 26, 2011


WIDO Susan Wido

48 years old, of Waverly , N.y., died unexpectedly on June 15, 2011.  Susan was preceded by her mother, Barbara Wido. Susan is survived by her father Theodore Sr. of Waverly, brother Theodore Jr. and wife Betsy, nieces Jennifer Wido Fancher, husband Kyle, Caci and Kelli Wido from Conklin, N.Y., brother Steven and wife Lori, niece Autumn, nephew Anthony of Lockwood, N.Y., and close friend Debra Williams.  Susan graduated from Tioga Central School and loved animals. Susan would often rescue injured stray animals and nurse them back to health.  There will be no visiting hours. A funeral Mass celebration by the Rev. Vincent Langan will be held at St. James Church, Waverly, N.Y., on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 10 a.m. Burial will be held in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892.  Sayre Morning Times – July 19, 2011


WOOD Robert E. Wood

61, of 6006 Honey Run Hill Road, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at his home. He was born in Corning, April 12, 1950, the son of Vernon and Helen Bowles Wood. He was a graduate of Hammondsport Central School and had resided in Hornell since 2001. He had been employed for several years as a machine operator for US Salt in Watkins Glen, and was proud of setting a production record which has never been broken. Bob was a longtime member of the US Army National Guard, and a member of the Canisteo Valley Assembly of God. He was a member of the Hornell American Legion Post, the NRA, Commander of the Royal Rangers, member of the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department and cooked for RISE, from the Chatham United Methodist Church in Chatham, New Jersey. Bob taught boating and canoe safety courses at Camp Roosevelt in New Jersey. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother, Helen Comfort; and one brother, Roger V. Wood. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Cramer Wheaton Wood; his father, Vernon (Waneta) Wood of Lindley; four daughters, Melissa Wood Williams of Elmira, Christina (Daniel) Hutchins of Hornell, Julie Wheaton of Ohio; one son, William (Becky) Wheaton of Lindley; one brother, Brian (Celin) Wood of Painted Post; one sister, Lorraine (Mike) Lowery of Savona; two step-brothers, Larry (Lynn) Comfort of Savona and Richard Snyder; step-sisters, Susan (Jim) Bocek of Bradford, Kathy (Carlos) Plumley of Corning, Paula (Chris) Gates of Florida, and Linda (Jack) Grover of Lindley; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. To send a remembrance to the family, please visit The family is being served by Gerald R. Brown, Director at Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Hornell. The family will be present to receive friends at the Canisteo Valley Assembly of God, Magee Road, Canisteo, on Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at which time a Funeral Service will be held with Rev. Matthew Sassano officiating. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery, Hornell. Friends may make memorial contributions to: New York District Royal Rangers Camp, c/o Jim Dudley, Greene, NY 13778 (phone: 585-610-7292).   Star Gazette – July 20, 2011 


WORK Norma Ann (Greenland) Work

75, of Glendale, Ariz., died, Feb. 11, 2010.  She was born in Williamsport, on May 31, 1934, to Richard and Vada Work, graduating from Williamsport High in 1952.  She became a licensed beautician later marrying Ronald Greenland in 1957. Norma was an accomplished organist and avid bowler who loved to travel, enjoyed playing games and never left a crossword puzzle unfinished. Her most important labor of love was shown to her family and friends through her kindness, patience and words of wisdom. She leaves behind her son, Denis Greenland of Edwardsville, Ill.; daughter, Valerie Hamlett of Tempe, Ariz.; sister, Peggy Leishman of Little Rock, Ark.; eight grandkids and two great-grandkids.  Graveside service will be at 1 p.m., Sunday, July 31, at Montoursville Cemetery, 1401 Broad St., Montoursville. A reception will follow at the King House Buffet, 1955 E. Third St., Williamsport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Lung Association.   May our mom, grandma, sister, friend, rest in God's eternal joy and peace.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 21, 2011 – July 21, 2011


ZEPP Robert E. Zepp

Age 78, died on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter A. and Alveda M. (Axtell) Zepp, wife, Catherine M. (Cowulich) Zepp, brothers, Myron, Richard and Norman "Mike" Zepp. Bob is survived by his sisters, Bettyjane L. Hess of Horseheads and Suzanne Z. (David) Browne of Elmira Heights; nieces and nephews, Peter A. Hess, Donna S. Hess, Brenda (Edward) Samchisen, Michele (Joseph) Blando, Michael Zepp and Steve (Annette) Zepp; dear friend and companion, Ruth Mull. Bob was self-employed his entire life in the Zepp Refrigeration Co. with his father, Peter and brother, Mike. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 21st from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family respectfully request that memorial be made in Bob's name to the SPCA.  Star Gazette – July 21, 2011

 ? Monica L. Manning

Loved by all who knew her, Monica had a spirit that lit the room. Her wealth of natural talent included gardening, cooking, beading and quilting; but perhaps her greatest gift was her ability to bring out the creative talents of others. Inspired, inspiring; she lived her life with an open heart, bringing everyone she met inside of it. In accordance with her wishes, no formal ceremony or calling hours will be observed, but a donation to the American Cancer Society in her memory would be greatly appreciated. Surely, all who were fortunate enough to know her have better lives because of it. The memories we all carry, along with the creativity and confidence that she nurtured in so many of us, will ensure that she continues to be a source of inspiration and strength far into the future. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in her memory on Sunday, July 24, 2011, at the Candor American Legion, Route 96 B, Candor, NY from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – July 19, 2011   


? Kathleen M. Potter

Age 58, of Elmira, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Survived by daughters, Dawn Marie VanFleet, Horseheads, Danniell Power, FL; son, John William Kudzinski, Lee Summit, MO; six grandchildren; one brother; several sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins. Those wishing may make a donation in Kathleen's Memory to the American Cancer Society or the Faulk Cancer Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – July 21, 2011 

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