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This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.


ALLEN Georgia Rae Falsey

age 80, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, died  Friday, August 5, 2011.  She was born March 5, 1931, in Windham Center, Bradford County, Pa., the daughter of the late Alfred Carl Allen and Edna Gertrude (Bates) Allen.  On April 19, 1952, Georgia was united in marriage to Ted J. Falsey, who survives at the home. She and her husband Ted, lived in Valley Park, Mo. until 1971, when they moved to Lake Ozark, Mo., and owned and operated a real estate office and gift shop. In 1983 they moved to Port St. Lucie, Fla.  She devoted her life on caring for her family and grandchildren.  She enjoyed sewing and making quilts for everyone in her family. She is survived by daughter, Cindy Bax and husband Gene, and grandson Boone and great-grandson Cole; grandsons Skyler and Dallas of Ulman, Mo.; daughter Ginny Everett and husband Tim, and granddaughters Shaina, Michaela, Talitha of Miami, Fla.; daughter, Marlin Frostrom and husband Tom and granddaughter Heather, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; son Dean Falsey and wife Kim, and grandson Trevor and granddaughter Chelsea, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.   She is also survived by three siblings, Eleanor Depew and husband James of Osage Beach, Mo., Arlene Sinsabuagh and husband Jack, and William Allen and wife Joan of Pennsylvania, and brother-in-law William Carberry, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased in death by four sisters, Myrtle Woroblewski and husband Anthony, Margaret Nichols and husband John (Mike), Marian Carberry, Edith Polzella and husband Modestino one brother Emory Allen and wife Doris all of Pennsylvania. A private memorial service will be conducted in Port St. Lucie, Fla.  A memorial service and burial will be held later in the fall at the Gott Cemetery in Ulman, Mo.  Sayre Morning Times – August 11, 2011


AMOS Merrald S. "Bud" Amos, Jr.

81, of Sunderlinville, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, with his loving family by his side.  Born Nov. 8, 1929, in Cheltenham, he was the son of Merrald Sage and Maud Elizabeth Pierson Amos. On Aug. 5, 1950, in Cheltenham, he married the former Marie T. Chapman, who survives.  In 2000, he retired to his mountain home in Potter County, which he had owned since 1965. He previously resided in Fox Chase, Cheltenham, Holland, and Buckingham, Pa. Employed in the elevator industry since 1945, he retired as superintendent of United Elevator Co. in Philadelphia in 1992. He was inducted into the union in 1947 and served as president of IUEC Local #5 from 1967-68. He was a member of the Golden Rail Club, a union retiree club, life member of the Langhorne Rod & Gun Club since 1966, and a life member of the North South Skirmish Association since 1975. Bud was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Surviving besides his wife of 61 years, Marie, are, a daughter, Linda (William) Steele of Sunderlinville; three sons, Michael Amos of Coudersport, Mark Amos of Upper Black Eddy, Merrald J. Amos of Pipersville; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.   Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., with funeral services following at 11 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to "Cole Memorial Hospital Alzheimer's Support Group," Attn: Fund Development Dept., Coudersport, Pa.

Consortium, MA General Hospital East, Bldg. 149, Room 2274, 13th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129. 16915.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 13, 2011


AUBRY James J. Aubry

age 72, of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Broad Acres Health & Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. James was born on November 3, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of August and Anne E. (Gribben) Aubry. Prior to his retirement, James was employed as a machine operator. He was a US Navy veteran and enjoyed volunteering with the local food bank.  James is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Kelly Aubry, Scott and Hope Aubry, Russell Estlack, James and Dorothy Aubry, Daniel and Karen Aubry; four daughters, Donna Aubry Lindsey, Clair Dlarkangelo, Patricia Lally, Susan Aubry; two sisters, Mary D. Bowes and Patricia A. Russett; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a special friend, Don Seely. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Olivia J. Dolchan, Eileen T. Lukomski, Ellen E. Ruffo, William J. Aubry, August P. Aubry, Jr., and James A. Keating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2011 from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the Bakerburg Community Church, 197 Gray Valley Rd., Mainesburg, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 3 P.M. at the church with Pastor David Dressler officiating. Burial will be in St. Dennis Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA at a later date. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – August 12, 2011



Born in Elmira, September 27, 1934 and died on August 13, 2011 in Sonoma, CA. Predeceased by parents; son, David Mark; sister, Betty Draht. Survived by wife, Irene; daughter, Laura (Matt) Christianson with family; brother, Fred (Marilyn) Bixler; nephews, Scott and Greg (Wendy) Bixler with their family; brother-in-law, Al Draht with his family; favorite niece, Sue; nephew, Alan (Kym). At David's request there will be no services.  Star Gazette – August 17, 2011


BROWN Mary Ann Lockwood [SRGP 57119]

BELFAST -- Ruth M. Lockwood of Route 305, town of Belfast, died Saturday (Dec. 10, 1994) in St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, Pa, after a short illness.  Born in Blossburg, Pa., Sept. 7, 1939, she was the daughter of Vrillo Isaac and Joyce Elizabeth Dann Brown. On July 5, 1958, in Cuba, she married Howard K. Lockwood, who survives.      Mrs. Lockwood was a member of the Wednesday Nite Ladies Bowling League of Belmont and enjoyed bowling, playing bingo.  Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Joyce May Lockwood and Mary Ann Lockwood, both of Belfast, two sons, Alan Mac (Jane) Lockwood of Belfast and Samuel Timothy Lockwood of Cuba; five grandchildren; four brothers, Harold Brown of Elkland, Pa, Robert Brown of Cuba, DuWayne Brown of Tioga, Pa., and Clayton Dyke Jr. of Millerton, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Monday at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Nicholson Chapel, 24 Genesee Parkway, Cuba, where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 13, 1994). The Rev. Larry A. Poelma, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Cuba, will officiate. Burial will be in Black Creek Cemetery, town of New Hudson.   Olean Times Herold.


BUTLER Weldon Thomas Butler

known to most as "Wally," 61 of Baldwin Run Road, Wellsboro, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, as a result of a motorcycle accident near Lusk, Wyo., after attending the Sturgis motorcycle rally, an event he looked forward to every year.  Born Oct. 1, 1949, in Blossburg, the son of the late Weldon E. and Pauline Lee Butler.   He attended Wellsboro schools and served overseas in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Weldon was employed at Osram, Wellsboro. He was a member of the ABATE motorcycle club and an avid motorcyclist. An enthusiastic outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and mentoring his grandson in those endeavors. Surviving are, his daughter Erica Butler of Wellsboro; his grandson Brayden Brill of Wellsboro; three brothers, Melvin Butler of Wellsboro, Jordan (Billie Jo) Butler of Bath, N.Y., Dennis Butler of Wellsboro; one sister, Gloria (Ralph) Repard of Owego, N.Y.  Friends and family are invited to Weldon's Life Celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust established for his grandson - Erica Butler in trust for Brayden Brill at First Heritage Credit Union, 17 East Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 17, 2011   


CLARK Franklin L. "Stroker"

Age 65, of Horseheads and formerly of Lafayette, IN, died on Sat. Aug. 6, 2011 peacefully at his home with his daughter, Emilee and friend, Kathy by his side. Frank's battle with esophageal cancer is now over and he is now reunited with his Dad; his two brothers, Jake and Gary; and special uncle, Buster Conklin. Frank was born July 10, 1946 in Elmira, NY to Rachel (Conklin) Clark and the late Howard "Pat" Clark. He is survived by his loving companion and caregiver, Kathy Edmister Wilcox. Frank is also survived by his children, Ami Pierce, Emilee Clark, and Franklin "Frankie" Clark Jr.; mother, Rachel Clark of Horseheads; brother, Andy Clark, also of Horseheads; grandchildren, Tiffini and Justin Ferrier and Dakota and Samantha Smith. He is also survived by longtime friends and fishing buddies, Harvey O'Hara and Rick Sowers; trapping buddies, Marty Brown and Freddy Lant, both of Horseheads; his Indiana friends, Bruce Stevens, Steve Massey and Larry Kelsie; and special friend, Bernie Craven. Frank was retired from Indiana Carpenters Union Local #215 and later from his own business, Clark's Auctions. He was a licensed auctioneer in both Indiana and NY and loved doing auctions and raising money for charities. Frank had many hobbies and activities. He had been a longtime member of Sullivanville United Methodist Church, Town of Veteran Grange, Fishing Has No Boundaries. He loved fishing, hunting and trapping and preserving and maintaining a balanced wildlife. Frank was an advocate and spokesperson for explaining the need to hunt and trap. He also loved riding Harleys and organized many rides for fundraising and raising money to buy winter coats for the needy. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Frank with memorials to the Town of Veteran Grange, 104 Roemmelt Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845 or Fishing Has No Boundaries, PO Box 325, Battleground, IN 47920. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. In Frank's last days he told us "please don't let this be goodbye"—instead he told his family and friends "I'll be seeing you". Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, from 3-5:00 p.m. His service will take place at 5:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Dorothy-Yorke Alloway officiating. Burial will take place at the convenience of his family.   Star Gazette – August 10, 2011


COOK Walter Cook "Cookie"

Age 93, lifetime member of the Southport Community, died Sunday, August 7th, 2011 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital. He is the son of the late John H. and Clara (Buchanan) Cook, born December 9th, 1917 in Pine City. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sue Cook of Pine City and Port Charlotte, FL; grandchildren, Christine Terpstra of TN, Suzie Cooklin of Elmira, Eric Woodyard of Elmira, Brian Cook of Port Charlotte, FL; great-grandchildren, Nicole (Javier) Medina of CA, Brandon Cooklin of Elmira, Justin (Jessica) Greene of TN; and three great-great-grandchildren. Cookie is predeceased by his loving wife, Rita and his daughter, Joni. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held there Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at 11:00AM. Walter was a Southport Community Icon whom everyone loved. He was a devoted family man that carried a strong work ethic. He devoted most of his working life to the Dalrymple Corporations and family, as the supervisor of their concrete division for over 45 years. Cookie was also an avid hunter and fisherman. He devoted much of his time helping various sportsmen clubs and organizations. Cookie was a born farmer and gardener, always devoted much of his day keeping up with his garden and relaxing in his garage (COOKIE'S LOUNGE) with a friend or two. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Cookie's name to the Pine City Baptist Church, 1516 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY 14871.  Star Gazette – August 9, 2011


CORY Dewitt J. Cory

76, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 6, 2011, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., with his family by his side.  Dewitt was born on Dec. 15, 1934, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Issac and Lucy Hancock Cory. He was a lifetime resident of Wyalusing.  He married the former Anna Capwell on May 14, 1983. They just celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary. Dewitt worked on the farm with his father at their home. He had also worked for Jake Trowbridge in the woods, for the Pennsylvania Highway for a time, the Laceyville Charcoal Plant, Benscoter Forest Products, and many of the local dress factories. Dewitt enjoyed his involvement with Meals on Wheels, delivering for them until he was no longer able.  Dewitt was a member of the Calvary Church, of Wyalusing, Pa. He enjoyed farming, especially planting potatoes. He loved the outdoors and liked working around the house.  Surviving are his spouse, Anna; step-daughter, Betty Walter; step sons and wives: Merton (Nellie) Walter Jr., Kenneth (Tina) Walter, Eugene (Penny) Walter and Michael (Penny) Walter; brother, Howard Cory; nephews Eric Cory and Brian Cory; several step-grandchildren, numerous step-great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and several cousins. He was predeceased by mother-in-law Olive Clark Capwell Holcomb, father-in-law Raymond Capwell, sister-in–law Shirley Carpenter, brother-in-law Charles Capwell, and several aunts and uncles.  Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be held at the Calvary Chapel at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 with his Pastor John McAndrew, officiating.  Memorial contributions may directed to the Memorial Hospital Home Health, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, or to Calvary Church, P.O. Box 184, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – August 9, 2011   


CROUCH George Martin

Age 69 of Georgetown, FL, formerly of Campbell, NY died on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at his home, following a brief illness. Son of the late George and Hazel Miller Crouch, George was born on August 12, 1941 in Campbell, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty J. Crouch on January 22, 1994. He was a veteran, serving his country with the US Army in Korea and then in Panama from 1958 -1962. An adventurer, George spent much of his life in various areas of the country through his service in the military and later through his own travels. He was active in the American Legion. George enjoyed golf, time alone, time with friends, and listening to old-time country music. George is survived by his son, Donald (Lisa) Crouch of Elmira Heights, NY. He is also survived by his sisters, Doris (Robert) Smith of Horseheads, NY, Harriet Jones, of Corning, NY, and Joyce (Milton) DeCamp of Savona, NY, as well as several grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Per George's wishes, there will be no calling hours or memorial service. Burial in the Hope Cemetery in Campbell, NY will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his honor to Hospice of the Lakes, 6400 Saint Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177-6817.   Star Gazette – August 14, 2011


DARLING Carlos Mason

Carlos Mason Darling of the Hobart College, Student’s Army Training Corps, son of Dr. and Mrs. Arland L. Darling, formerly of Lawrenceville, Pa., died after a three weeks’ illness of pneumonia, in the Homeopathic Hospital, Rochester, N.Y., Saturday evening, Dec. 21, aged 19 years and 9 days.  He was born in Lawrenceville, Dec. 12, 1899 and was baptized in the faith of St. John’s P.E. Church, of that place, by Rev. J.C. Skottowe.  He graduated from the Lawrenceville High School class of 1915, and Sept. 26 of the present year, he was enrolled in Hobart College S.A.T.C.  On Thanksgiving day he was one of 60 chosen from 200 for a competitive drill against Rochester University S.A.T.C., in which Hobart was victorious.  He was taken sick that day and immediately taken to the hospital, where he passed away.  He was much beloved by all who knew him and leaves a host of friends to mourn his loss.  He is survived by his parents and by his grandmother, Mrs. Lewis Darling, of Lawrenceville, and two brothers, Lewis A. and Waldo P. Darling, and by two uncles, Walter W. and Carlos P. Darling, of Lawrenceville.  His aunt Miss Emelyn G. Darling died in Angelica, N.Y. Dec. 15, 1918.  The funeral was held at the home of Dr. A.L. Darling at Corning on Thursday afternoon.  Wellsboro Agitator, 1 Jan 1919


DIETRICH George W. Dietrich

86, of Gaines, PA, died on Sunday, August 14, 2011, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro, PA. Born April 19, 1925 in Irwin, PA, he was the youngest of eleven children born to the late Charles J. and Elizabeth (Heinemann) Dietrich. On June 1, 1944, he married the former Gladys E. Gregg, who survives. George co-owned the Deer Trail Restaurant in Gaines with his brother-in-law and sister-in law, Clarence and Alice Detar. He was also the meat department manager at the A&P in Wellsboro and then in Towanda. George was a member and trustee of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines, a member of the Galeton Masons, and a member of the Pine Creek Valley Sportsman's Club. George was an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper, wood craftsman, gardener, and he loved doing jigsaw puzzles with his wife, Gladys. Surviving besides his wife of 67 years, Gladys Dietrich, are a sister, Eleanor Bertani, Irwin, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, from 11:00-12:00 p.m. at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines. Funeral Services will follow at 12:00 p.m. with the Rev. David Shultz officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, for the Parsonage Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.  Star Gazette – August 16, 2011


DORSON, George

an employee at the Proctor, Ellison & Co. tannery at Elkland, died at the home of Adelbert Smith June 1, of pneumonia.  He was 42 years old and unmarried.  He is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Sherman Frazier, of Tuscarora; Mrs. Harry Brown, opf Osceola; Ambrose Dorson, of Elkland; and Adelbert Dorson, of Borden. Wellsboro Agitator 18 June 1919


DOUGLAS Elnora A. Burrous

Galeton, PA: Elnora A. Burrous, 93, of Galeton, PA, died Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at the Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born October 7, 1917 in Germania Station, PA, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Theresa (Schaner) Douglas. She married G. Wayne Burrous, who preceded her in death on July 3, 1983. Elnora worked at Galeton Production for a few years but most of her life was spent working on the family farm and being a devoted wife and mother. She greatly enjoyed her flower gardens, canning the harvest of her vegetable gardens and watching wildlife, especially birds. Surviving are a daughter, Leona (Alan) Matz, Galeton; grandson, Richard Matz, Little Marsh, PA; step-grandson, Charles Chapell, Sweden Valley, PA; step-granddaughter, Edith Nicholsburg, Hisperia, CA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Elnora was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Chapell; grandson, Colin L. Matz; and three brothers, Victor, Edmund and Gordon Douglas. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, August 19, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 8 p.m. The Rev. Skeet Keaton will officiate. Interment will be made in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Potter County Hospice.  Star Gazette – August 18, 2011  


FERRARIO David D. Ferrario

76, of 20 Watts St., Towanda, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. David was born Sept. 9, 1934 in Scranton, Pa. the son of the late Daniel and Esther Warshawsky Ferrario. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. In early years, David was employed by the Scranton School District and was later employed by Ferrario Chevrolet in Wysox for 2 years and by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda for 22 years until his retirement. David was a charter and life member of Asylum VFW Post No. 6072 where he formerly served as Post Commander. On Sept. 12, 1958 he married the former Joann Marie Vazquez in Scranton, Pa. He was preceded in death by his wife on March 2, 2005.  Surviving are his children, Paul D. Ferrario and wife Rhonda of Towanda, Daniel M. Ferrario and wife Jana of Monroeton and Theresa M. Ferrario and Dan Garinger of New Albany; five grandchildren Ashley, Alicia, Megan, Joshua and Tony; four great grandchildren: Kyra, Mackenzie, Madison and Noah; a brother, Bob Ferrario and wife Linda of Wysox; two sisters, Ann Rose Sledzinski of Scranton, Pa. and Diane Staniszwski and husband Tom of Stroudsburg, Pa.; a sister-in law, Geraldine Nardelli of Dunmore, Pa.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Michael and Peggy Vazquez of Abington, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Ferrario, and sister, Lucille Hamby. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, Pa. at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 in David D. Ferrario's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – August 16, 2011   


FISH, William T. - William T. Fish, a former resident of Tioga died at the home of his daughter in Rochester, May 25.  Mr. Fish was born in Tioga 83 years ago next August.  Upon reaching his majority he went to Salamanca, where he engaged in business.  He continued in this business until he retired about three years ago and went to Rochester to live with his daughter.  He is survived by a brother, Charles S. Fish of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. C. C. Hooker, of Troy, besides sons and daughters. Wellsboro Agitator 18 June 1919.  


FLYNN Edward John Flynn

Age, 78 of Sun City, California: formerly of Big Flats, NY died on Thursday, August 11, 2011. Born on February 13, 1933, son of Edward and Ida (Petrolina-Melanson) Flynn. Edward married Madelyn (Brisco) Flynn on August 5, 1961 and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Surviving Edward is his loving wife, Madelyn, children; Edward Flynn and fiance, Debra Rapaport of Portland, OR, and Daren and Debra (Flynn) Gansert of Yorba Linda, CA. Grandchildren; Brandon, Cailee and Caitlin Ganset. Siblings; John and Frank Flynn of CA and Pat St. John of MA. and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at Miller-Jones Sun City Mortuary with burial following at the Riverside National Cemetery.   Star Gazette – August 17, 2011


GARDNER, Hattie Coons - Mrs. Charles Coon died at her home in Dunkirk, N.Y., Dec. 26.  She was formerly Miss Hattie Gardner of Brookfield, and resided in that locality for about 18 years.  At the time of her death she was 52 years of age and is survived by her husband, three children and two grandchildren. Wellsboro Agitator, 8 Jan 1919


GRANVILLE Robert (Bob) Jr.

Age 50, of Escondido, CA, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died after a brief illness at home on August 13th, 2011. Robert was predeceased by his father, Robert Granville Sr. of Horseheads, NY. Survived by his mother, Hilma Granville of Horseheads, NY; his sister, Dianne of Lowman, NY; brother, Doug (Candee) of Erin, NY; brother, Scott Granville of Horseheads, NY; daughter, Estelle; and sons, Robert and Justin Granville. Robert was employed with Macdermid Printing Solutions for 30 years. Robert was a big NASCAR fan. He loved Dale Earnhart and was also a big football fan of the SD Chargers. Robert didn't wish to have any services. He will be dearly missed.  Star Gazette – August 15, 2011


HAGER, [--?--] - Mrs. Leonard Hager of Mansfield died Dec. 24 of influenza followed by pneumonia.  Mrs. Hager was the daughter of Homer Hager who resides near Troy and she was about 32 years of age.  Besides her husband and an adopted son, she is survived by her parents and two brothers. Wellsboro Agitator, 1 Jan 1919


HAIR Loretta Ann Hayton

74, of Iroquois St., Sayre, Pa., died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Loretta was born in Sayre on January 25, 1937, the daughter of the late John and Catherine Heath Hair. After graduating from Sayre High School in 1954, she attended College Misericordia from 1954 to 1956 and received her bachelor’s degree from Elmira College. On May 25, 1957, Loretta married Bradley D. Hayton at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. She was preceded in death by her husband on December 27, 1987. She continued her education at the University of Dayton and the University of Rochester and received her master’s degree in education. Loretta began her career in education at St. James Catholic School in Waverly where she taught from 1969 to 1982, and served as school administrator from 1982-1988. From 1988 until her retirement in 1999, Loretta served as administrator for St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Owego, N.Y. Following her retirement, she served as an instructional tutor at the H. Austin Snyder Elementary School in Sayre.  Loretta attended Blessed Trinity Parish St. James Catholic Church in Waverly and served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. James, St. Patrick’s, and St. Joseph’s Catholic Churches. She served as President of the Southern Tier Principals Association, President of the Shepard Hills Womens Association and was a board member of the Tioga County Coalition for Better Schools.  Loretta was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi. She loved spending time with family and friends and enjoyed teaching, music and reading.  Surviving are her children, Kathleen A. Sampson of Athens, Gregg A. Hayton and wife Pam of Sayre, Thomas G. Hayton and wife Tina of Williamsport, Brad J. Hayton of Sayre; grandchildren, Jason and Sarah Sampson, Amy and Erica Hayton, Cody Hayton, Jennifer Fullmer and Lee Hayton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Marie Flynn.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish St. James Catholic Church, Waverly, N.Y., with the Rev. William Moorby, pastor, as celebrant.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Epiphany School, 627 Stevenson St., Sayre, PA 18840 in Loretta Ann Hayton’s memory.  Service arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St. ,Sayre, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – August 15, 2011


HUNTER Alexander James (A.J.) Hunter

75, of Morris, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at his home.  AJ was born Oct. 15, 1935, in Blossburg, a son of John and Anna C. (Christian) Hunter. He was married to Jeanne B. (Berg) Hunter for 51 years on April 24. AJ had worked as an electrician for the former Corning Glass Plant in Wellsboro, Seamans, G.T.E. and Osram Sylvania. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, carpentry, farming, scrapping metal, and his dogs, Ter and Chase. AJ had served in the National Guard.   AJ is survived by his wife, Jeanne; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Fern Hunter of Morris; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Donald and Nancy Hunter of Nauvoo, Bruce (Dianne Seman) Hunter of Honesdale; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. AJ was predeceased by his parents; twin sister, Edith Patterson; and a brother, Brian Hunter.  In keeping with AJ's wishes, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 15, 2011


JOHNS Wilbur W. (SRGP 13729)

Age 76 of RD 2, Mansfield, Pa. Thursday, May 12, 1983 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa. after an extended Illness. Friends may call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa. Friday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service there Saturday at 1 p.m. Rev. James Dawes of the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, Pa. his pastor officiating. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the Salvation Army. Survived by wife, Margaret Stull Johns; 2 daughters, Louise A. Johns of Pottstown, Pa. and Linda Johns Heater of Bremerton, Wash.; son, Ralph C. Johns of Mansfield, Pa, and stepson, Thomas N. Moran of East Aurora, N.Y.; 4 grandchildren; 1 brother, Winthrop of North Palm Beach, Fla.; 1 sister, Mrs. Colie (Eleanor) Rush of Mansfield, Pa.; 1 sister in law, Mrs. Ann Johns of St. Petersburg, Fla. He was a retired Sr. Vice President and Director of First Citizens National Bank of Mansfield, Pa. He was a retired poultry farmer, Member and Past Master of Friendship Lodge No. 247 F&AM of Mansfield, Pa. Member of Williamsport Consistory, member of Royal Arch Chapter No. 296 Zebulun, member of First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, Pa. where we was active usher for over 30 years, chairman for many years of Salvation Army (Williamsport Chapter).


JORDAN, Louise - Word was received Tuesday of the death of Miss Louise Jordan at her home in Carbondale, following an illness of bronchial pneumonia.  Miss Jordan was a surgical nurse at the Blossburg hospital from October, 1916 to July, 1917, and it is with deep regret that her many friends at the hospital as well as in Blossburg, learn of her death, says the Herald. Wellsboro Agitator. 1 Jan 1919


KAISER Lori Anne Kaiser

51, of Sanford, FL, died last Friday of complications from a long battle with allergy induced asthma. Born in Elmira, N.Y., she was, CEO, Catastrophic / Medical Case Manager, and Legal Nurse Consultant at her firm, Kaiser Consulting, Inc. She was survived by her brothers Gary of St. Louis, and Jeffery of Orlando, and several nieces and nephews. She was married to Raymond Charlebois of Sanford in 1991, and since divorced. Lori graduated with a degree in Nursing from Corning Community College in 1980, and studied at University of Central Florida. She was an avid Facebooker with a thousand Friends. Despite a long, debilitating illness her sensitivity, kindness and warm heart were an inspiration to all who knew her. The viewing will be will be at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 580 N. Sun Dr, Lake Mary, FL 32746, this Saturday from 1:30 to 3:00 PM, with a service at 3:00 PM.  Star Gazette – August 13, 2011


KEIR Esther Keir Stuart

age 78, of Rose Hill, N.C., died July 30, 2011 at the the Rosemary Rest Home, in Rose Hill. Funeral services were held August 1,2011 at Padgett Funeral Chapel followed by burial at Rockfish Memorial Cemetery.  She is survived by her daughter LoriAnn Price and her husband Lewis of Etowah, N.C.; one son, Bobby Stuart and wife Tracey of Fuquay Varina, N.C.; one grandson, Andrew Stuart; two step-grandchildren, Brandon and Tanner Gardner; one brother, Ted Keir and wife Evelyn of Athens, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Maude Farlow of Teachey and Dolly Stuart of Wilmington. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Esther was born March 7, 1933 in Bradford County, Pa. She was the daughter of the late George and Libbie Keir. She graduated from Ulster High School in 1952. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Cleveland Stuart; twin sons. Tommy and Terry who died at birth; three sisters, Beatrice Dowd, Bessie Ward and Mary Harris; three brothers, George Keir, Delbert Keir and Walter Keir.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.   Sayre Morning Times – August 10, 2011


LEGGETT, Verna Andrews - Mrs. Ray Andrews died at her home in Westfield of pneumonia Saturday night, Dec. 28.  The remains were brought to the home of her parents on Wednesday, where the funeral took place.  Verna Leggett Andrews lived in this place many years.  After graduating at the High School, she became Lawrenceville’s first telephone girl; afterwards she assisted in the post office.  Being of a lovely disposition, she had many warm friends.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church choir and Peg-a-way club.  She is survived by her husband, one child, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Leggett. Wellsboro Agitator, 8 Jan 1919


LEGGETT, Verna Andrews - Mrs. Verna Leggett Andrews, wife of Raymond L. Andrews, of Westfield, died December 28, following an illness of influenza and pneumonia.  She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Leggett, of Lawrence.  A brother, Harold Leggett, having died four years ago from typhoid fever.  Prior to her marriage a few years ago Mrs. Andrews was a resident of Lawrenceville, where he was greatly beloved for her many sterling characteristics.  She is survived by her husband, her parents and a daughter, Doris, aged one year and a half. Wellsboro Agitator, 8 Jan 1919


MANN Larry G.

Corning: Larry G. Mann, age 59, of Cedar Street in Corning, NY, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Corning Hospital following a battle with cancer. He was born in Bath, NY on March 3, 1952, to George and Marjorie (Herrick) Mann. Larry graduated from Corning East High School in 1970. He received an Associate’s Degree from Alfred University, and attended ceramic engineering school at Alfred. He was employed by Corning Incorporated for over 30 years, and his last position was Applications Engineering Manager in Fuzhou, China for over 10 years. He is survived by his two sons, Sean (Shannon) Mann of Ithaca and Shane Mann of Corning; his former wife, Kathleen Austin Mann of Painted Post; two sisters, Patricia Warfield of Bradford, PA and Marcia Marra of Ridgewood, NJ; brother, Michael (Colleen) Mann of Cleveland, OH; brother-in-law, Paul McCauley of Lexington, KY; several nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Joan McCauley, and by a brother-in-law, Howard Warfield. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 14th from 1-3 and 5-7 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning. Memorial Services will be Monday, August 15th at 11:00 AM at Twin Tiers Christian Church, 36 Beartown Road in Painted Post with Rev. James Kisner officiating. Memorials may be directed in Larry's name to the American Cancer Society , 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790.   Star Gazette – August 13, 2011


MAYNARD Martha “McCaslin” -  Mrs. Martha Maynard McCaslin of Osceola, died Dec. 17 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maynard, of Woodhull.  She was married to Bert McCaslin March 3, 1914.  Mrs. McCaslin was 25 years of age.  She is survived by her husband, her parents, one brother, Oscar Maynard, of Rathbone; two sisters Mrs. Jerome Yearn of Rathbone; and Mrs. Fred Campbell, of Freeman.  Interment was made in the Norway Ridge cemetery.  Wellsboro Agitator, 1 Jan 1919


McGHEE Peggy Clare Glossner

80, of Monroe Twp., Pa., died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Peggy was born in Lock Haven, Pa., on Feb. 27, 1931, a daughter of Paul and Margaret Ludwig McGhee. She was a graduate of Lock Haven High School and in early years was employed by Sylvania Electric in Mill Hall, Pa. On Oct. 11, 1952 she married Stanley T. "Speed" Glossner in Lock Haven. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years on Oct. 16, 2008.  Peggy served as a teacher's aide in New Jersey and at the Wysox Elementary School for several years. Peggy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who spent a lot of time watching her children grow up and participate in various events. In later years, she loved spending time with her three granddaughters and watching them participate in their favorite activities. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law R. Thomas and Jody Glossner of Reading, Pa., R. Daniel and Teresa Glossner of Decatur, Ala., Scott A. and Jill Glossner of Tabernacle, N.J.; granddaughters Hannah, Leslie Ann and Kaitlyn; step-grandsons David Breisacher, Shawn and Jennifer Breisacher; great-grandson Zachary Breisacher; sisters and brothers-in-law Dorothy and Dean Boone of Flemington, Pa., Hope and Schuyler Keister of Hackettstown, N.J., Gayle Glenn of Jacksonville, N.C., Opal and John Wert of Lock Haven, Pa., sister-in-law Dorothy Shadduck of Lock Haven; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lawrence and Sherry Glossner of Mill Hall, Pa., Richard and Marty Glossner of Hawley, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by sisters Harriett Yoder and Geraldine Powers; and a brother Richard Thomas McGhee. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.  Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Peggy C. Glossner's memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Peggy's family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – August 14, 2011


McLEAN Janice M. Peterson

August 16, 2011 - Janice Peterson, 67, of Clay, went home to be with the Lord. Janice was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She retired from North Syracuse Schools in 2005 following 22 years of service as a bus driver and previously worked for Horseheads School District. Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Mark; sons, SFC Timothy (Stacey) and Master SGT Jeffrey (Christina) Peterson; daughters, Natalie (Eddie) Greaney and Noelle (Hal) Flickinger; brothers, James (Kathy) and Jerald (Cathy) McLean; grandchildren, Shannon, Sean and Joshua; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at New Comer Funeral Home, N. Syracuse. Burial will be in the Veterans Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the funeral home, 705 N. Main St.   Star Gazette – August 18, 2011


MILLER William Paul Miller

72, of Wellsboro, died on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at his residence.  Paul was born on April 26, 1939, in Quality, Ky., the son of William R. and Celia Etta (Insco) Miller. He was married to Bertha Anne (Mosher) Miller. Paul was career veteran with the United States Air Force having served in Thailand, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the Wellsboro Free Methodist Church, the American Legion, and the N.R.A. Paul also enjoyed traveling, cooking and eating, fishing, his past-time as an amateur radio operator, and spending time with family, friends and his beloved cats, Taco and Shadow.  In addition to his wife, Anne, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Elly Rathbun of Wellsboro; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Les VanZile of Wellsboro, Barbara and Dennis Wismer of Champagne, Ill., Sherri and Barry Hunter of Middlebury, Lisa and Glenn Sidler of Wilmore, Conn.; two brothers-in-law, Terry (Linda) Mosher of Hannibal, N.Y., David (Debbie) Mosher of Horseheads, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Jackson of Kenosha, Wis.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Paul was predeceased by a brother, James A. Miller in 1952.  Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main St., Mansfield. A funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 7 p.m., at the funeral home with Pastor John Mann officiating.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 14, 2011


MORNINGSTAR Richard S. Morningstar

61, of Overton Twp. Forksville Pa., died on Aug. 13, 2011 in the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre Pa.  He was born on July 25, 1950 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Wayne and Elizabeth Beeman Morningstar. Richard was a disabled veteran, he served in the U.S. Army from 1968 until 1971 and served two tours in Vietnam. He was a member of the New Albany V.F.W. Post 384, a lifetime member of the NRA. He loved being outdoors, and an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper.  He is survived by his wife Beverly Morningstar; three children and their spouses Heather and David Morningstar Thompson, of Emmaus, Pa., Aaron and Jennifer Morningstar of New Albany, Pa., Lindsay and Joshua Moyer of Muncy, Pa.; a sister Barbara Jean Johnson; and four grandchildren Blake, Jenna, Nolah and Cooper.  Richard was preceded in death by a brother Frederick; sisters Betty Lou, Sally and an infant sister Joan.  A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans Association.  Arrangements are under the directions of the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA 18614.  Towanda Daily Review – August 15, 2011


MORRIS Eileen R. Rose

of Apache Junction Arizona died on Monday July 18th, 2011. She was born in Elmira NY to Wilber & Bernice Morris in 1946. Eileen graduated from Painted Post East High School in Corning NY in 1966. She married Howard Rose and together they had four children, Christine, Shawn, Jason and Caryn. In 1985 their family moved and settled in Arizona, later completing collage for computers and CNA certificates. She worked for Mi Casa Nursing Home for 15 years. She was a beloved member of the community and of the Desert Chapel United Methodist Church in Apache Junction as well as a beloved mother and grandmother. Eileen is survived by her four children, sister; Kay Briaden and brother; Larry Morris Sr. with six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, whom will all miss her very dearly. Services will be provided at Mountain View Funeral Home & Cemetery, #480-986-3810, Address 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, Arizona, on Saturday August 13, 2011 at 9:00am. In Lieu of flowers, donations are being taken through the Chase Bank Acc. #2987932270,  Bye-Bye Eileen, I love you George and Charlie Brown. With love Family & Friends.  Corning Leader – August 13, 2011


MYHALYK Mary (Myhalyk) Palizay

86, died on Monday, August 1, 2011, at Waterbury Hospital with her loving family at her side. She was the wife of Richard W. Palizay. Mrs. Palizay was born in Elmira, a daughter of the late John and Victoria Myhalyk. She was retired from G. Fox Company where she worked in sales for many years. She is survived by two daughters, Judy Divito of Naugatuck, CT and Liz Weber and her husband David of Winter Haven, FL; a son, James Palizay and his wife Jane of North Yarmouth, ME; 7 grandchildren, and many loved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Peter Myhalyk and Wash Myhalyk. A private burial was held on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at St. James Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be said by her nephew, Rev. Richard Myhalyk, SSE.

Star Gazette – August 16, 2011


O’CONNER Harold J. "Bud" O'Conner

Harold J. "Bud" O'Conner, age 87, of Mildred, Pa. died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 at his home with his loving family at his side.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, at Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mildred, Pa. with the Rev. Bob Kaltenbaugh, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that Memorial contributions be sent to Trinity Chapel, Attn: Joan Exley, PO Box 460, Dushore, PA 18614.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614.  Towanda Daily Review – August 18, 2011


ODA Tracy L. Oda-Wilson

Age 42, died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at the Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born in Dayton, Ohio April 12, 1969. Tracy graduated from Miamisburg High School in 1987, and received her Associates degree in Accounting in 1993 from Sinclair Community College. She then continued her education at Wright State University and obtained her Bachelor's in 2009. Tracy has been employed as a tax accountant with the IBM Corporation since 2007. She is preceded in death by her mother, Delilah Oda. Tracy is survived by her husband, Duane "Chip" Wilson; son, Jesse; daughters, Toni-Raye and Courtney; grandson, Cameron; father, John Oda (Anna Jordan); sister, Becky (Ron) Shelestak; nephew, Brody; grandmother, "Mimi" Delilah Nicklow; a host of aunts, uncles, family and friends. Family to receive friends 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday, August 15, 2011 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-Far Hills Chapel; and then after 10:00 am Tuesday until time of service. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Tuesday with Rev. Stephen Kimpel officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in Tracy's memory to the American Heart Association , Great Rivers Affiliate, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693-5120. Star Gazette – August 13, 2011   


OSTROWSKI Mary C. (Ostrowski) Suho

84, of Crafton, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011.  Mary was the wife of the late Stephen; beloved mother of Stephen J. (Ruth) and Camellia (David) Puffer; dear grandmother of Jeffrey Suho; sister of the late Leochadia Stephani, Francesx Rajkowski, Joseph Dipko and Henry Ostrowski; also survived by many nieces, nephew and friends. Mary was a member of St. Philip Church.  Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Schepner-McDermott Funeral Home, Inc. 165 Noble Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. where the blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.  Towanda Daily Review – August 9, 2011  


PHILLIPS Walter C. "Stubby"

Age 53 of Millport, NY died on Sunday, August 14, 2011. Walter was born January 2, 1958, to Dale and Phyllis Osborn Phillips of Morris, PA. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Phyllis in 2002. Walter is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 33 years, Cindy (Collins) Phillips of Millport, NY; daughter, Desra (Christopher) Clemons of Horseheads, NY; son, Adam Phillips of Millport, NY; adored grandchildren, Ashlie, Marissa and Zachary; father, Dale (Gwen) Phillips, New York; father and special friend, Dick (Freda) Rodabaugh; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom (Blanche) Collins; brothers, Butch (Gloria) Phillips, Buster (Paula) Phillips; sister, Sis (Phil) Plumley; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 4PM to 8PM. Walter's Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 11AM with Pastor Karen Boone. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Star Gazette – August 16, 2011


PRICE, O.F. -  The funeral of O. F. Price, of Troy, was held Dec. 23 from the home of his son, Frank Price, Rev. N. Johnstone officiated.  Mr. Price was a former resident of Covington.   He moved to Troy about forty years ago.  He is survived by two sons, Frank and William O; and one daughter, Mrs. W. E. Holdren, of Hastings-on-Hudson.  Also two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Kingsbury, of  Covington, and Mrs. Kiesenger, of Syracuse.  Also a brother-in-law, A. L. Johnson, of Covington. Wellsboro Agitator, 8 Jan 1919


PRUTSMAN, [--?--] Adams

Mrs. G. L. Abrams, of Tioga, last week went to Port Byron, N.Y. to attend the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Adams.  Mrs. Adams passed her girlhood in Tioga, where she had many friends.  She was a daughter of the late Jason Prutsman.  She is survived by her husband, Rev. Charles Adams, and by five sons and daughters.  Wellsboro Agitator, 18 June 1919


RADKA Lydia M. Beckwith

Age 88 of Montour Falls, NY died on Thursday, August 11, 2011. Lydia was predeceased by her husband Ronald Beckwith, Parents, Gustave & Wilma Radka, Brothers, Arthur, William, Albert and Walter Radka. She is survived by her sisters: Edith (Arnold) Anste, Helen Ilnicki, Joyce Waite, Esther (Martin) Andrews, Norma (Thomas) Shick and Leah Johnson and brothers Amiel (Velma) and Richard (Winifred) Radka and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 10 to 11 AM. Her funeral service will follow at 11 AM. Interment in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, NY will be done at a later date.   Star Gazette – August 17, 2011


REIGH Virginia "Lynne" R. Williams

71, died at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, with her loving family by her side. Lynne was born March 6, 1940, a daughter of the late Donald and Virginia (Wilcox) Reigh. She had lived in the Williamsport area with her husband, Wayne, for 25 years before moving to Elmira in September of 2010 to be with her daughters.  Lynne is survived by her daughters, Kimberly A. Lagonegro of Elmira Heights, with son Dustin; Michelle L. "Mindy" Lagonegro of Elmira, with husband Alfred "Larry", and children Dylan and Lydia; sister and brother-in-law, Helen L. and John Paucke of Cameron Mills, N.Y.; nephews, Shawn and Jess Paucke of Cameron Mills. While in Williamsport, she was active with the Newberry Lioness Club. She had served as club president and had been awarded the Cub of the Year Award, President's Award, and a Five Year Service Award. Lynne was very artistic and she loved to paint, do plastic canvas and crochet. She had a great love for animals and was given a chihuahua named "Chole" from Pat Besley which brought her great joy.  Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, Elmira, N.Y., on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 7:15 p.m. Those wishing may remember Lynne with a donation to Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, N.Y. 14903.   Star Gazette – August 12, 2011


RODRIGUEZ Dolores Rodriguez Elchak

was born in Murraytown, Pa. on Jan. 14, 1934. The daughter of Amado Martin and Susan Janasov Rodriguez, Dolores resided in Mildred and attended the Cherry Twp.-Turnpike School. She was employed at Weldon's Manufacturing Co. in Lopez, and later at Sullcraft Inc. in Dushore. Dolores was a lifelong member of Trinity Chapel, sang in their choir, served on Trinity's Trustee board as secretary, and was also a member of the former Gleaner's Society. On Aug. 8, 1953, Dolores married Leo Elchak, of Lopez, Pa. and lived at the Elchak homestead. They had three children; daughter Deborah (Pat) Schemery of Lewisburg, daughter Pamela (Craig) Musser of Linden, Pa., and son Lee (Sue Ann) Elchak of Denver, N.C. Dolores is survived by three grandchildren; Shauna Dunham of Milton, Pa., Michele (Christian) Richardson of New York City, Justin Elchak of Denver, N.C.; and one great grandchild, Christopher Doyle of Milton, PA. She is also survived by a sister Mrs. Lester (Anna) Rosenberry of Monroeton, sister-in law Marlene Rodriguez of Laceyville, and a number of nieces & nephews.  Preceding Dolores in death are parents Amado (1958) and Susan (1990), a brother Eugene (1967), and a sister Josephine Pelot (2007).  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mildred, Pa. with the Rev. Bob Kaltenbaugh, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614.   Towanda Daily Review – August 11, 2011


ROGERS Jeanne Elizabeth Rogers Cornell

91, formerly of Ste. Rte. 248 died peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Thursday (August 11, 2011) at the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath where she had resided since 2007.  Jeanne was born in Elmira on July 16, 1920 to John Carlton and Elizabeth Marion (Hayes) Rogers. On June 23, 1951 in Buffalo, she married Douglas S. Cornell who predeceased her in March of 1978.  She was a graduate of East High School in Buffalo and a graduate of the Buffalo Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing where she worked as a registered nurse for 10 years. Jeanne spent the next season of her life as a farmer's wife in Greenwood where she raised her four sons and was the Greenwood Central School nurse for a number of years.  After her husband Doug died suddenly in 1978, Jeanne was determined to go forward with her retirement plans of moving to Florida. She spent 24 years in Starke, FL. where she volunteered at the local hospital and served as the Treasurer of the Starke Presbyterian Church. In 2004 she moved back to Bath, N.Y. to be closer to her sons. Jeanne was a woman of great faith and the way she lived her life reflected that faith. Survivors include her four sons: Carlton (Mary) Cornell of Rochester, Bruce (Peg) Cornell of Howard, Rodney (Roie) Cornell of Rochester and Hugh (Bonnie) Cornell of Jacksonville, FL., 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Marion (Richard) Freeman of Bath and a sister-in-law, Esther Cornell of Jasper.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 - 1:00 PM Monday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo where a funeral service will take place at the conclusion of calling hrs. at 1:00 PM. with Rev. William Wells officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, N.Y.  Memorial contributions in Jeanne Cornell's name may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), 1 Billy Graham Pkwy, Charlotte, N.C. 28201.



aged 69 years, a highly respected resident of Morris Run, died at his home in that place on May 26.  He was born in County Morrihan, Ireland, and came to this country, locating at Dushore, at the age of 19 years.  In 1875 he married Miss Isabella Slavin.  Besides his widow he is survived by three daughters and three sons, Mrs. P.E. McDonald, of Scranton; Margaret and Kathryn, of Elmira; Elizabeth, John, James and Joseph, of Morris Run. Wellsboro Agitator 18 June 1919


SIMONS Elizabeth (Betty) Simons Thetga

After a rich and full life, Elizabeth (Betty) Simons Thetga died on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. She was born in Endicott, N.Y. on June 29, 1922.  She was predeceased by her parents, Della and Chauncey Simons; stepfather, Ray McNeil; her husband, Gordon Thetga; her brothers-in-law, Glenn Thetga, Coy Bovier and Francis (Chan) Mills; her sisters-in-law, Eudora Bovier and Betty Thetga Parks.  She is survived by her step daughter and son-in-law, Sally and William Boyle, Livingston, Scotland; sister-in-law, Arlene Mills, Nichols, N.Y.; and two special cousins, Betty Harrington, Endicott, N.Y. and Virginia McCarthy, Binghamton, N.Y., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with these relatives, Betty is survived by a close circle of friends who enriched her life. Some of these friends were recently made while others were long standing. These include: Christina Carroll, Pat Haines, Helen Horton, Shirley Horton, Carolyn and Bill Luft, Katie O'Brien and Betty Owen. Betty was a graduate of Owego Free Academy and New York University Bellevue Medical Center. She worked at Bellevue as a nurse until 1951 and then as a medical secretary in New York City, Johnson City, and Sayre, Pa. She retired in 1984. Betty enjoyed a variety of activities, including square dancing, travelling, reading, playing Rummikub and card games, visiting Tioga Downs, shopping, and doing the New York Times crossword puzzles. During a period of declining health, Betty was supported by Dr. Fort and Dr. Varma along with the caring staffs at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Lourdes Hospice, Binghamton General Hospital, Ideal Senior Living Center and Willow Point Nursing Home. Following Betty's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.  Burial will be determined at a later date.  Towanda Daily Review – August 18, 2011  


SMITH Walter J. Smith

88, of Hillcrest Drive, North Towanda, Pa., died on Aug. 13, 2011 surrounded by his family and friends at his home following a brief period of declining health.  Walter was born on Dec. 22, 1922 in Kenmore, Ohio, a son of the late Herman F. and Isabelle (Smith) Smith. He was a graduate of Rome High School class of 1941. On Oct. 10, 1942 he married L. Lucille Brown and together they celebrated 67 years of marriage.  In Feb. 1943, Walter entered into the U.S. Army and served in action in Germany, Austria and Bavaria and non-combat in the Philippines. Following an honorable discharge in 1946, Walter began working for Sylvania Electric Company as a manufacturing superintendent of the Tungsten Rod and Wire Operation. He retired in Dec. 1984 following 38 years of service. Walter was a life member of BPOE Elks 1148 in Sayre.   Walter was predeceased by his wife of 67 years Lucille on Dec. 29, 2009 and is survived by a brother Richard Smith; brother-in-law Ralph Kissell; a cousin Betty Belle Rhineberge; nephews Larry (Lois) Brown, Robert (Sharon) Brown, Dale (Marla) Smith, Daryl (Nancy) Smith, Duane (Kim) Smith, Russell Kissell, Richard (Sandra) Kissell; nieces Donna (Bill) Repsher, Sharon (Conrad) Winter, Sandra (Carl) Curtis, Sheila (Ray) Howe, special neighbors Donna and Ray Hoffmann, many great nieces, great nephews and their families also survive.  Walter was predeceased by his wife Lucille; a sister Janice Kissell; sister-in-law Alma Smith; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Alice and Ernest Meeker; brother-in-law Walter Brown.  Funeral services for Walter will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with Pastor Dan Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from noon on Wednesday until the time of the service at the funeral chapel. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley, One Valley Square, Suite 133, 512 Township Line Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422 ( in loving memory of Walter J. Smith.  Towanda Daily Review – August 15, 2011


SPENCER Clarence J. Spencer

82, of Addison (Town of Tuscarora), entered into eternal life on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Founder’s Pavilion in Corning. Clarence was a dedicated family man, hard worker and entrepreneur and, in leisure time, showed great passion for the outdoors. Hunting and fishing were his favorite pastimes. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, having served from 1950-53 with an honorable discharge. He worked several jobs, including the Elkland Leather Co. in Elkland, Pa. before retiring after many years from Dresser Rand in the late 90’s. He was credited with perfect attendance there for 10 straight years. As a co-owner of the Green Onion Bar in Addison, his wife did the bookkeeping. In earlier years he was a farmer. Clarence’s last workplace was at Polly-O in Campbell where he worked as a security guard until becoming ill.  He was the son of Fay Allen from Harrison Valley, Pa. and Charles Spencer of Canton, Pa.  Clarence married Patricia Weiskopff in 1953. She died in 1999 at age 65. He lost his only son, Steven in 1987 at the young age of 33 and a grandson, Steven Eric Spencer, who succumbed to a heart attack in 2010.  He is survived by a daughter, Faye Spencer of Trenton, N.J., 4 grandchildren Michelle and Shawn Bradford of Pennsylvania, Steven Spencer of Cameron and Michael Spencer of Rochester.  He especially enjoyed attending his daughter’s softball games during her high school years. They enjoyed camping and fishing together. He treasured his grandchildren and spoke highly of them. He will be best remembered for his selflessness, humor and strong work ethic.  A graveside service will be conducted at a later date at Addison Hill Cemetery, Town of Tuscarora.  Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull, N.Y.  Corning Leader – August 14, 2011    


SPENCER, Roy F. - Roy F. Spencer, aged 30 years, one of Elkland’s best known and most respected citizens died Dec. 23 at 10 a.m., following ten days illness of influenza and pneumonia.  He was born at East Concord, N.Y., in 1888, son of K.C. and Emma Rupple Spencer, and besides his father, who is not a resident of Hot Springs, Ark.; he is survived by two brothers, one living in Buffalo and the other in service in France; his wife and two children, James, aged 8 years, and Doris, aged about 3 years.  He was a member of St. Thomas church of Elkland.  Funeral services were held in St. Thomas church Thursday morning at 10 o’clock; burial in St. Katharine cemetery at Addison. Wellsboro Agitator, Jan. 1, 1919


SYLVAIN Juliet Sylvain Richter

Watkins Glen: Juliet Sylvain Richter, 85, of Watkins Glen, NY died on August 9, 2011, peacefully at home, surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of the Southern Tier. She successfully battled diabetes for a decade and eventually succumbed to a newly diagnosed bone marrow disease. She was the daughter of the late Madeline Briggs Viviano and Edmund Paul Sylvain. Born in Gardiner, ME, on January 24, 1926, she resided in Orange, MA, until 1966 when she moved to Atlanta, GA. A member of the Orange High School Class of 1944, the former Juliet Sylvain was a drum major of the Orange High School Band under the direction of Malcolm Hall. After high school she worked briefly at the former Orange Bakery and at Tepper's Department Store in Orange. Juliet was employed in the women's apparel industry for more than 50 years. She began her professional career at the Orange Clothing Company as manager of the Women's Department for more than 20 years. At the Orange Clothing Company she was the buyer for all women's apparel, the window decorator, and the manager of the women's department. When she moved to Atlanta, GA, she was employed as a Sales Associate, then as a Department Manager, for the newly opened Saks Fifth Avenue store in Phipps Plaza in Atlanta. Over her more than 25 year career with Saks Fifth Avenue she was the manager of nearly every department of the Atlanta store, from the bridal salon to the jewelry counter. In retirement she was an office administrator for Hearn Financial Services of Cumming, GA. She built a home on Lake Lanier in northeast Atlanta and was a resident of Cumming, GA for nearly 30 years. A devoted member of the Episcopal Church, she was active at Saint John's Episcopal Church in Athol, MA, and was a longtime member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Cumming, GA. Moving to Watkins Glen, NY in 2006, she was active at Saint James' and Saint John's Episcopal Churches of Schuyler County. She was a regular volunteer at the parish Thrift Shop and a member of the Altar Guild. She loved riding and driving her MGs. For more than a two decades she drove a 1954 MG-TD to work daily in Massachusetts and then in northeast Atlanta. During the last days of her life she enjoyed daily rides in her 1976 MGB - including her ride home from the hospital. She was a devoted Mother, Mother-in-Law, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, a talented seamstress, and wherever she lived blooming flowers surrounded her homes, whether in Massachusetts, Georgia or New York. She is survived by her first husband, Michael 'Jack' Hartney of Watkins Glen, NY; a son, The Reverend Michael Hartney (Susan B.) of Watkins Glen, NY; grandchildren, Dr. Edgar Norman Kemp III D.O. (Heidi) of Kirksville, MO, Leslie Cameron Kemp of Sedona, AZ, David Cameron Hartney of Las Vegas, NV, Elton Matthew Hartney (Ashley) of Los Angeles, CA; great-grandsons, Samuel, Max, and Alex Kemp, and Owen and Declan Kemp; sister-in-law, Geraldine LeBlanc (Al) of Venice, FL; nephew, Steven LeBlanc of Milford, MA; niece, Diane (Kenneth) Cypher of Marlborough, MA; stepchildren, Lisa (Steve) Stamm of Spartanburg, SC, Paul (Sandy) Richter of Yulee, FL, Candy Robinson of Lawrenceville, GA; step granddaughter, Melissa Moss and several other step grandchildren. Her second husband, Carl Richter, died in 2000. Her body will lie in state on Monday, August 15, 2011, at Saint James' Episcopal Church, Decatur and Sixth Streets in Watkins Glen, NY, where her family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Vigil prayers will be offered at the Church at 8:45 p.m. The funeral and Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at the Church on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., officiated by The Reverend Earle King of Grand Island, NY. After cremation, burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Watkins Glen at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Endowment Fund of the Episcopal Parishes of Schuyler County, 112 Sixth Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, or the Church of the Holy Spirit, Post Office Box 1010, Cumming, GA 30028.  Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – August 10, 2011


TUCKER Barbara Barb Freligh

age 45, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at her residence. Barb was born on September 18, 1965 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Larry and Carla (Phillips) Tucker of Addison, NY. She was married to John Freligh.  Barb was employed as a supervisor with Adelphoi Village and the Harrison Valley Childrens Home. She was a member of Vineyard Church of Wellsboro and enjoyed reading, bike riding and hiking.  In addition to her husband and her parents, Barb is survived by a son, Wade Davis of Lawrenceville, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Keri and Todd Hunter of Lawrenceville, PA; her grandmother, Winifred Tucker of Addison, NY; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Bradley Tucker, Bill and Karen Tucker, Bryan Tucker, Brett Tucker, all of Addison, NY; Berry and Kathy Tucker of Kentucky; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Beth Warren of Corning, NY, Brandy and Grant Sherman of Nelson, PA, Paula Hadlock of Woodhall, NY, and two grandsons, Myles and Kooper Hunter.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Bob Morris officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Barb's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 18, 2011  


URBAN Michael C.

Albany, NY: Michael C. Urban, 61, died suddenly on Sunday, August 14, 2011. Born in Elmira, NY he was the beloved son of Charles Urban and the late Helen Urban. He resided in Albany for over thirty years. Mike was a graduate of Horseheads High School and Buffalo State University and attended American University. He recently retired as Captain with the New York State Dept. of Corrections with over thirty-five years of service. Mike enjoyed fishing and cooking. He especially loved spending time on Seneca Lake, wine tasting and the races at Watkins Glen. In addition to his father, Mike is survived by his devoted children: Michael C. Urban II, Katherine E. Urban and Erin C. Urban. He is the cherished brother of Patricia Giulino and Gary (Judy) Urban. Also surviving are his loving nieces, Erika Cannon and Jennifer Kelleher. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie (Rt. 155-south of Central Ave). Interment will be held at a later date in Seneca Union Cemetery, Valois, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated to the Ronald McDonald House, 139 South Lake Ave., Albany, NY 12208 in memory of Michael C. Urban.   Star Gazette – August 17, 2011


Van ATTA Janice M. Foggin

90, of Collegedale, TN, died on July 2, 2011 in Chattanooga, TN. Mrs. Foggin was born in Elmira, NY to Roy and Helen Van Atta on September 4, 1920. She was the widow of Clyde Foggin of St. Petersburg, FL. Janice lived in St. Petersburg, FL many years and worked in the homeowner's and commercial insurance field. Upon moving to Fletcher, NC for 10 years she volunteered in the park Ridge Hospital Auxiliary and also returned to Elmira for several years where she attended Elmira Seventh-day Adventist Church. The last few years she resided in Collegedale, TN. She is survived by her daughter, Lana Feder, and granddaughter, Kimberly Feder, both of Atlanta, GA; nephews, Roy Van Atta of Elmira, NY, Kurt Van Atta of Margate, FL; and niece, Wendy Proctor of Seneca Falls, NY.   


WETMORE Jane Haynes

Mrs. Jane Wetmore Haynes, widow of Samuel Haynes, aged 82 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D.J. Bolton at 401 North street, Oil City, Pa. at 10 o’clock Sunday night, Dec. 22.  The deceased, who was a daughter of Lyman and Deborah Cole Wetmore and granddaughter of Royal Cole, a soldier of the Revolutionary war, was born in Tioga county, Pa. September 24, 1836.  She and her husband came to Oil City about 37 years ago, says the Oil City Blizzard.  In point of age and length of connection she was one of the oldest members of the Christ P.E. church of Oil City.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Bolton of Oil City, and Mrs. L.H. Estep, or Pittsburgh; also by two brothers, J. B. Wetmore, of Wellsboro, and Almon Wetmore, of Crooked Creek, Pa.  The funeral services were held at the family home last week Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock. Wellsboro Agitator, 1 Jan 1919


WHITTEMORE Ashley Ann Whittemore

Ashley Ann Whittemore, 16, of Terry Twp., New Albany Pa., passed away suddenly on Aug. 14, 2011. She was born on Aug. 5, 1995 in Binghamton N.Y., the daughter of Patti Ann Whittemore and Mark Whittemore. Ashley was a student at the Wyalusing Area High School and enjoyed fishing, reading, riding her four wheeler, and loved being outdoors. She is survived by her mother; Patti and (Anthony Smith) Whittemore, of New Albany, Pa., her father Mark Whittemore of Brackney Pa., her maternal grandparents, James and Ann Mahool; and Linda and Arthur Miller; two sisters, Trisha and Kimberly Smith; two brothers, Nathan and Ryan Whittemore; and Anthony's mother Karolyn Smith, several aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews.  A private memorial service will be held at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA 18614.  Memorials may be directed to M&T Bank c/o Ashley Whittemore Memorial Fund, PO Box 337 Dushore, PA 18614. Towanda Daily Review – August 18, 2011               


WHITTINGTON Agnes W. Kaminska

Fayetteville: Agnes W. Kaminska, 91 of 2405 Rollinghill Rd., formerly of 1208 W.Water St., Elmira, NY, died Sunday, August 14, 2011 at Village Green Health Care Center. Mrs. Kaminska was born May 27, 1920 and was the daughter of Winfield and Allie Whittington of Meadville, Miss. She attended Meadville schools and was a 1941 graduate of Draughan Business College of Memphis, Tenn. She was employed for a number of years in the accounting department of GMAC in their Elmira, NY office. She was a 50+ year member of the Park Church in Elmira, N.Y. and was a former member of the Elmira Zonta club. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Clayton C. Kaminska, a son Clayton D. Kaminska and wife Nancy, a daughter Anne K. Haas, and two grandchildren, Clayton D. Kaminska, Jr. and MaryAnn Kaminska. Final arrangements are incomplete but there will be a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service, Fayetteville, NC.   Star Gazette – August 17, 2011


WITMER Robert W. Witmer "Pap,"

74, of Pennsdale, died peacefully, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 in Montoursville following a brief illness.  Born, Jan. 28, 1937, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Arthur Witmer and Mayme Grace Weicht Witmer.  Robert graduated from Williamsport High School in 1955. He started operating cranes and heavy equipment before graduating from school and worked at various construction companies until his present place of business, Williamsport Crane & Rigging, located in Montoursville, Pa. which he and his son have owned and operated for 30 years.  He enjoyed working side by side with his son, being with his grandchildren, restoring antique trucks, mowing his many acres of land, watching NASCAR races and listening to Patsy Cline music.  To satisfy his son's wishes for his father to pass away peacefully out of the hospital, Pap was moved to their place of business, "his home away from home" for the last 30 years. With help from family and friends, their lunchroom was turned into a comfortable and peaceful bedroom. With 24 hour care from his daughters, son, daughter in law, son in laws, brother, nephew, grandchildren and friends, Pap was able to spend his last two weeks of life in comfortable surroundings visited by many friends, co-workers, family members and all who loved him.  Robert is survived by his son Robert L. Witmer and his wife Lynnae of Williamsport, a daughter Cathy Lambert and her husband Brian of Hughesville and a daughter Juli Alexander and her husband Jay from Montoursville and 8 grandchildren: Bobbi-Jo and Kari Witmer, Kati Gray and her husband Jordan, Corissa and Wesley Stoudt and Cody, Cole and Caylyn Alexander, a brother William and his wife Phyllis of Loyalsock, a brother Gary and his wife Martha of Missouri, and a sister Pauline Shimp of Williamsport.  Robert was also preceded in death by a brother, Arthur G. (Pete) Witmer.  Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. until the time of service.  Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery.   Towanda Daily Review – August 18, 2011


WRIGHT, Oliver B.

Oliver B. Wright, of Elkland, was killed at the Elkland tannery last week Tuesday night when a part of a car of coal was accidently emptied on him.  He was an outside foreman at the tannery and was unloading a car of coal when the accident happened.  He had crawled under the car to unfasten the gates which would release the coal.  The gates were evidently loose and when the pin was pulled the whole load of coal fell on Mr. Wright.  Thirty men were immediately called and set to work to dig the coal away.  It took the men about one-half hour to find the body which was under the coal.  It is thought that he was killed instantly, as his neck was found to be broken.  He had been a valued employee of the Proctor Ellison Co. for years and was highly esteemed.  It is said that he was hurrying to get the car unloaded so that the men under him would not have to work on Christmas Day.  Wellsboro Agitator 1 Jan 1919 


YOUNG Carol Elizabeth Crowell

62, wife of LTC George J. Crowell of 5368 Centerville Road, Sayre, Pa., died Monday morning, August 8, 2011 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.  Carol was born in Phoenixville, Pa., on November 15, 1948 the daughter of the late James C. and Elizabeth M. Fisher Young. She was a graduate of Phoenixville High School class of 1966. In her early years, she worked on a ranch near Butte, Montana, where she took care of a calf barn. She then moved back to the Delaware Valley area where she worked as an office manager for Mobile-Hydro. In 1990, while living in Mullica Hill, N.J., on the family horse farm she co-founded the first Adopt-A-Base Program. This brought together community support in the New Jersey area with bases in Germany whose units deployed to Operation Desert Storm. She was recognized for her contribution by the Vilseck Community Commander/Grafenwoehr Training Area; 7ATC. She was also honored by the families and soldiers of the 1/37 Armor Battalion,1AD for her support. In 1994, Carol moved with her family to their current Athens Twp. farm. Carol later started Ducks Corner Daycare at New Image in Waverly, N.Y. Carol was a associate life member of the Vietnam Veterans Association in Elmira, N.Y., where she served as secretary. She also volunteered with her family at numerous National Warplane Museum Air Shows.  She is survived by her husband, LTC George J. Crowell USAR (retired); five children, SSG James A. Crowell and wife Albina of Germany, Ashley J.E. Pertnoy of Elmira, N.Y., Johanna A. Lieber and husband Cody of Marquette, Michigan, Sarah M. Pertnoy of Towanda,Pa., Jenna A. Crowell of Athens Twp.; two grandchildren, Phoenix and Isaac “MaGee;” sisters, Karen Walker and husband Robert of Pompano Beach, Fla., Laurie Young of Kimberton, Pa., Nora Stowe of N.Y.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wilawana United Methodist Church, Wilawana, Pa.   The family suggests that contributions in Carol’s name be directed to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 803, 1200 Davis St. Elmira, NY 14901 or Animal Care Sanctuary, Milan East Smithfield Rd, East Smithfield, PA 18817.   Sayre Morning Times – August 15, 2011

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