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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.

ACKERSON Stanley P. Ackerson

age 89, formerly of Addison, NY, died on Sunday, September 4, 2011, at Absolut Care at Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY. Stan was born in Addison, NY on February 13, 1922. He was the son of Beldon and Cecile Gardner Ackerson. He is predeceased by his wife, Eloise (Nov. 2007) and his parents, Beldon and Cecile. He is survived by his two daughters, Pamela (Mark) Morrell of Horseheads and Paula (Alan) Kring of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; and grandchildren, Kristin (Ron) Shoemaker, Cory Morrell, Tyler Corcoran, Alaina Kring; and many sisters and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Wednesday, September 7th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. Tuscarora-Woodhull Chapter 273 Order of Eastern Star will make a visitation at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral will be Thursday, September 8th, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Sandra Olmstead officiating. Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery, Addison. Memorial donations in Stanley's name may be made to the charity of your choice.    Star Gazette – September 6, 2011 



A memorial service to celebrate the life of David Bateman, a resident of Sun City Hilton Head, was held on August 6, 2011 at the Curriers Cemetery in Arcade, New York. The eulogy, read by his wife of 43 years, Marilyn Nichols Bateman, included readings from Mr. Bateman’s favorite authors: Edwin Way Teale, Henry Beston, Hal Borland, and Robert Frost, which were read by Mr. Bateman’s nieces. Music by Bizet, Mozart, Puccini, and Vivaldi and chosen for the service by Mr. Bateman was also included in the ceremony.  Attending the service were his Brother, Daniel Bateman of Corning, New York; Sister Bonnie Donnelly and Brother-in-Law Michael Donnelly of Odessa, New York; Nieces Julie Blaha of Odessa, New York; Colleen Donnelly of Portland Oregon; Melinda Jiusto and her husband Scott of Worcester, Mass; Cheryl Capozzi and her husband Mick of Horseheads, NY; and Diane Kelly of Corning, New York. Also attending the service were Mr. Bateman’s Cousins, Sandra and David Owens and Judy and Mike Trauscht. W.S. Davis Funeral Home of Arcade, NY made the arrangements for the service at the Curriers Cemetery. Flowers at the gravesite were provided by his wife, Mrs. Bateman’s Brother, Gerald Nichols of Honolulu, Hawaii, her Nieces and Nephews of Hawaii and California, and life-long friends of the Batemans in addition to flowers provided by those in attendance.  Born on August 12, 1939 in Elmira, New York, David Victor Bateman was predeceased by his parents, Davis and Ruth Jackson Bateman and two Sisters, Barbara Wagner and Beverly Kelly of Horseheads, New York. He graduated in the first class of Corning Community College in 1960 and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Buffalo in 1962, and Master’s Degree in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Nebraska in 1965. Mr. Bateman served as a mathematical statistician at the Bureau of the Census in Washington, DC, retiring in 1992 as the Assistant Division Chief, Statistical Programs. During his career at the Census Bureau, Mr. Bateman also worked in the Economic Analysis and Research Division; Business Division; as Chief, Special Surveys Branch; Assistant Chief for Methods and Development, Statistical Methods Division; Chief, Research and Evaluation Branch, Housing Division; and Training Advisor, International Programs Branch. International work included designing census sample surveys in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Zambia, and serving as mathematical statistical advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Bateman also served as the Director of Evaluation of the 1980 and 1990 US Federal Census. As a member of the American Statistical Society, he published twelve technical papers on survey sample design and evaluation.  During retirement, Mr. Bateman and his wife owned and operated the Maple Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. With a life-long interest in nature and gardening, Mr. Bateman restored an 150 acre farm in Ashe County, North Carolina, and wrote many articles on lagoon ecology, use of native plants in the landscape, and an holistic approach to gardening. In Sun City Hilton Head Mr. Bateman published a monthly “Nature Notes” for his neighborhood on butterflies, birds, insects, and grasses. He was an active member of the Bird Club, leading members on nature walks in Sun City, and his garden on Concession Oak Drive was on the 2009 Garden Club tour. He was also an active member of the Sun City Ballroom Dance Club.  Mr. Bateman died at Hospice of Palm Beach, Florida on May 19, 2011. His family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Hospice Care of the Low Country in Bluffton, South Carolina, and Hospice of Palm Beach for their compassion, care and services, spiritual and bereavement counseling, and support throughout his illness.   Corning Leader – September 2, 2011 


BELLOMA Sue Ann (Vanderpool) Gray

of Campbell NY, died suddenly on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Thomas and Alta (Berry) Belloma. Sue Ann is survived by her children; John (Victoria) Vanderpool, and Marcia Vanderpool all of Corning, NY; grandsons, Jordan, Dylan, Justin, and Zachary; brothers, Daniel (Valerie) Belloma of Texas, David (Liz) Belloma of Elmira, NY; sister, Dianna Sutton of Corning, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and very close companion, Donald Muchrie Jr. She was also predeceased by her brother in-law, Paul M. Sutton. Sue Ann was member of the Red Cross and the Catholic Charities. She was employed and part of the Crystal Cleaners family, of Corning, NY. It was Sue Ann's request that there be no formal services held.  In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials to the Catholic Charities Organizations in Sue Ann's name. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  .    Corning Leader – September 8, 2011    


BOWMAN Sally Karen Bowman Hastings

beloved mother, sister, wife and daughter, died on September 3, 2011, at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY, at age 64 after bravely facing many years of illness. Sally was born June 25, 1947, in Ithaca, NY, the eldest daughter of Ronald and Frances Bowman's seven children. She attended Union Springs Central School and graduated from SUNY Brockport in 1969 with a teaching degree in Physical Education and Columbia Medical School in 1970 with a degree in Physical Therapy. She worked at New York Metropolitan Hospital in New York City from 1970 to 1974 and then at Gouverneur Hospital in Gouverneur, NY, where she met her husband James Hastings. Sally and James were married in 1978 and built their home with their children Sara and Mark on Ives St. Rd. in Watertown, NY. In 2003 Sally moved to Pine City, NY, to live with her daughter until her death. Sally was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis in 1976, yet she remained very active in her community and her faith. She played organ for Mass, weddings and funerals, and taught Bible School for St. Cecilia's Church in Adams, NY. She was active in the local food co-op and volunteered as a substitute teacher at Immaculate Heart Central High School in Watertown, NY. She found great joy in giving of herself to others and was known by all to be a welcoming, comforting friend in times of need. Sally is predeceased by her husband James Hastings and her parents Ronald and Frances Bowman. She is survived by her two children, Sara Hastings Van Gorden (Pine City) and Mark Hastings (Syracuse); her siblings: Shirley Baker of Port Byron, NY, Charles Bowman of Auburn, NY, Bruce Bowman of Hartland, MI, David Bowman of Auburn, NY, Mary Gardner of Wayne, PA, and Helen Veir of Richmond, TX. Sally's life will be celebrated and remembered with calling hours held at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY, on September 17, 2011, from 1-3 PM, and a funeral Mass at St. Cecilia's Church in Adams, NY, on September 24, 2011, at 11 AM officiated by Rev. Patrick Ratigan with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, Sally's family wishes to suggest donations in her name to Doctors Without Borders or your local food bank. Arrangements are being handled by Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service.    Star Gazette – September 10, 2011


CADY Miriam Ann Cady Natirboff

83, of King Street, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  She was the wife of Murat Natirboff whom she married in Oct. 1958. Miriam was born May 20, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Henry Lee and Elsie Gertrude MacFadden Cady.  She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, was a journalist and editor for newspapers in the Detroit area, and was a Foreign Service Officer from 1952 to 1958. After her marriage she accompanied her husband on his foreign tours. Miriam attended St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, and was a member of the Mayflower Society and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a published author, avid geneologist and a blogger.  Surviving are her husband; three sons, Murat Cady Natirboff of Wellsboro, Devlet Mark Natirboff (Laura) of Jacksonville, Fla., Daniel Kent Natirboff (Eileen Susan Maunus) of Harrisburg; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Paul Gaylord Cady and sister Virginia Lee Cady.  Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.     Wellsboro Gazette – September 8, 2011    


CHILSON David Chilson

66, of Canton, PA died  peacefully on Sunday morning, September 4, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor.  David Allen Chilson was born on May 9, 1945 in Sayre, PA, a son of the late Leonard and Minnie (Chilson) Chilson.  Upon graduating from Towanda High School, Dave worked for JJ Newberry in Towanda before starting an 18-year career with Lehigh Railroad and Conrail.  He later worked for Eagle Nursery in Rome and Canton Manufacturing until retiring.  On August 24, 1991, Dave married the former Cathy Wood in Troy.  Together they shared 20 wonderful years.  Times shared with family and friends, especially the grandchildren, were a favorite for Dave.  He also loved gardening; both flowers and vegetables, hunting, fishing, watching westerns and war movies.  Surviving are his wife, Cathy; three children, Amy Jo, Lisa and David Jr. all of Spencer, NY; three stepchildren; Paul (Melissa) Ayers of Virginia Beach, Samuel Ayers of Canton and Charles Ayers of Binghamton; five grandchildren, Jacob and Cameron Ayers, Anna Harrison Ayers, Katelynn Rought and Shelby Roupp; three siblings, Bill (Linda) Chilson of Highland, NY, Eleanor (Lew) Brown of Gillett and Linda (Ted) Williams of Canton, special aunt and uncle; Fred and Mamie Bennett of Barkley Mtn. and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service and life celebration will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Those who wish may consider a memorial in Dave’s name to a charity of one’s choice.  Towanda Daily Review  – September 5, 2011 


CROWLEY Genevieve Genny Lattimer

died Aug. 29, 2011. Genny was a kind and gentle woman who always had a kind word or prayer for everyone. Genny was born was born July 25.1919 in Waverly, N.Y. Genny was the daughter of Jeremiah and Honora, "Nora" Crowley. Genny loved spending time with her family and her friends, she especially ejoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. Genny was a member of the Living Word Christian Church and enjoyed going to the nursing homes to sing with her fellow Church members. In her earlier years Genny was a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital. Genny is survived by two sons, Jerry F. Lattimer, his wife Cathy and John C. Lattimer and his wife Monique. Genny is also survived by her granchildren Sheri Lattimer, Wendy Perry, Meredith Seiverd, Margaux Murray and John Lattimer. Genny had seven great children, Derek, Don and Miranda Pease, Zachary Kintner, Sophia Seiverd, Calianne and Rigby Murray and Two Great-great children Alexander Gill and Jesse Bradburn. Many neices and nephews whom she had a special place for in her heart. Genny also had a special friend who never failed to get her to Church, Cindy Lord. Genny was predeceased by both her parents, her husband Beebe F. Lattimer and her grandson Kevin M. Lattimer. We would also like to thank all the nurses and staff on the second floor at Elderwood who cared for Genny.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 A.M., Friday, September 2, 2011, at Shepherd Creek Chapel, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Genny’s life will follow the visitation with Pastor Bruce J. Vanderpool honoring Her memory at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shephard Creek Chapel. Waverly, New York. Burial will be in Barton Cemetery, Barton, New York. Those wishing may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Genny’s family.   Funeral home obituary – September 1, 2011


DAILEY Thomas W. Dailey

75, of Hoover St., Sayre, Pa., died on Thursday, September 1, 2011.  Thomas was born on April 13, 1936 in Waverly, N.Y., a son of the late Horace and Onne (Maas) Dailey. He was a graduate of Waverly High School and proudly served his country with the US Army. Thomas was a charter life member of the Waverly VFW and along time truck driver for Terpening Trucking in Vestal, N.Y.  Tom was preceded in death by a brother David Dailey.  He is survived by his wife Cremora “Tish” (Jenks) Dailey; his children:  Jeffrey (Vicki) Dailey; Tammy (Rob) Cullen; Terri (Robert) Young; brother Gene Dailey; sisters: Janet (Eric) Lindberg and Susan (Robert) Gillon; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and their families also survive.  Services for Tom will be private at the Waverly V.F.W. Post 8104.  Memories and condolences for the family may be shared by visiting Donations may be directed to V.F.W. Post 8104, 206 Broad St Waverly NY 14892; Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840; or Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Rd. Waverly, NY 14892.  Assistance to the family was provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Athens, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – September 3, 2011


DAVENPORT Dorothy Whipple

Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport, on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 between the hours of 1-3 pm. Services will follow the visitation at 3:15 pm. Dorothy died on Wednesday morning, August 31, 2011 at her Elmira home while under the care of her loving family following a long and full life at the age of 96. Born on October 30, 1914 in Towanda, PA, Dorothy was the daughter of the late, Harvey E. & Dorothy G. Lewis Davenport. She was a factory worker and waitress who enjoyed babysitting, cooking and crocheting. Surviving is her loving family, daughters, Dorothy Kennedy, Baldwinsville; and Nancy Belloma, Conestoga, PA; grandchildren, Robert Belloma Jr; Richard Belloma; Debra Belloma, AZ; Nicol Enright; Sherri (Lloyd) Mattison; Geoff (Joan) Chatterton, CA; 16 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Ida McCall, FL; and Alice Ford, Watkins Glen. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Helen Deats; granddaughters, Terry Lynn and Holly Deats; sister, Edna Klock; and brothers, Edward and Russell Davenport.   Star Gazette – September 4, 2011    


DECKER Ethel Husick

89, of 9331 Barrington Lane, Port Richey, Florida, and a former Valley resident, died of natural causes at her home amongst family, Sunday August 28, 2011.   She was the daughter of William and Eva Decker.  She is survived by three sons, two daughters and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews who will dearly miss her. She loved to laugh and play games especially with old friends and family.  There is a Memorial Service Saturday Sept, 10th, 2011 at the Calvary Chapel Church, 6825 Double Creek Rd., New Port Richey, Florida 34653.   Sayre Morning Times – September 2, 2011


FORREST Theresa Forrest Nickens

Elmira: Age 86, died peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Sunday, September 4, 2011, with her loving family by her side. Theresa was born in Mt. Morris NY on October 11, 1924 a daughter of the late Harry, Sr. and Caroline Bass Forrest. She is predeceased by son Clinton "Billy" Nickens Jr.; brothers, Harry, Jr. and John Forrest; sister Edna Catley; niece Gwendolyn Nelson, nephews, Gary Swan and Benjamin Catley; son-in-law Donald Gilmore. Theresa is survived by daughters, Carol Ann Gilmore, Jacqueline Cartwright, Brenda Freeman, Patricia Ann Freeman, Pauline Freeman; son James Mosley all of Elmira; sister, Aletta Kiplinger of Youngstown OH; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Dr. Sibert Douglas of Rochester NY; 17 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins; special friends Lisa Learn and James Barber. Theresa had retired from Elmira College and then went to work at Weis Markets until the age of 81. She was an avid bingo player and would play where ever she could find a game. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service celebrating Theresa's life will follow at 7:15 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Mt. Morris Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the 4D staff at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Dr. Dauphin, and the Falck Cancer Center staff for the wonderful care provided to Theresa over the last several months.  Star Gazette – September 6, 2011    


GARDNER Edward A. Gardner

63 of Elkland, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia.  He was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Elkland, the son of Arnold and Francis Carr Gardner.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m., where a memorial service will be conducted following visitation at 20 p.m. with the Rev. Theodore Carr, officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the CVMA, c/o Citizens and Northern Bank, Tioga, Pa. 16946.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 10, 2011    


GETLEY Eileen M. (Lawrence) Mack

67, a former resident of Bucks County,  presently of LeRoy Township, died Sunday, Aug 28, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Aug. 2, 1944 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Beggane) Getley. Eileen was very proud of her Irish heritage. She graduated from St. Huberts High School class of 1962 and retired from ABF Trucking Company Local Union 500. Eileen was a lifelong member of the Teamsters Union and was a member of the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club and Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, Ladies Auxiliary.  Surviving are her beloved husband and best friend of 47 years, Thomas W. Mack; children, Thomas J. Mack and wife Robin, and Lynn M. Slezak and husband Harry; grandchildren, Ashley "Sissy", Christopher "Jake" and Tommy "Zak", great grandchild, Shane "Zeke"' loving brothers, Charles E. Lawrence, Robert T. Lawrence and William Lawrence. She was predeceased by siblings, Raymond T. Lawrence and Elizabeth Ann Fern.  Services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society in Eileen's memory.  Canton Independent Sentinel – September 3, 2011  


GRIFFIN John Brian "J.B." Griffin

52, of State College, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at his residence.  Born Aug. 27, 1959, in Sayre, he was a son of John J. Griffin of Wysox, and the late Agnes Hoffman Griffin. On July 29, 1983, in Eggertsville, N.Y., J.B. married Mary Patricia McCarthy who survives at home.  J.B. was a loving father of five children, Mary Brigid Griffin of Raleigh N.C. and Brian Patrick, Kevin Thomas, Maureen Patricia and Mary Margaret Griffin all of State College; four sisters, Carroll Griffin Wert and her husband, Glenn, of Fairport, N.Y., Eileen Griffin and her partner, Bill Schramek, of Endicott, N.Y., Kathleen Griffin of Pennfield, N.Y., and Mary Griffin Cummins of Swoyersville; two brothers, Patrick T. Griffin and his wife, Megan, of Lake Forest, Ill., and Robert J. Griffin and his wife, Christine, of Greenbrook, N.J.; and 26 nieces and nephews.  J.B. was a graduate of St. Agnes Grammar School and the Towanda Area High School. He attended the Tilton School in Tilton, N.H., and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel Administration and Business from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, N.Y. in 1983.  J.B. was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Shaner Corp., State College. He also was the director of Shaner Hotel Holdings, Inc. and of the Shaner Growth Fund II. He was responsible for the start-up and management of Shaner Solutions and was a contributor to the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference. J.B. was on The Pennsylvania State University School of Hotel, Restaurant and Recreation Management Technology Advisory Board.  He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and of the United State Golf Assoc. He had full certification with the Professional Ski Instructors of America and was a Certified Hotel Administrator.  He was an avid skier and golfer, but his greatest love was found with his family.  Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College.  His funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Monsignor David Lockard officiating.  Burial will be in St. Basil's Catholic Cemetery in Dushore.  Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College, PA 16801.    Towanda Daily Review – August 31, 2011


HART Joyce Lorraine (nee: Hart) Hare

It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Lorraine Hare announces her passing after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at the age of 72 years. Daughter of Rosemary and Lewis Hart Sr. (deceased), Joyce will be lovingly remembered by her husband and best friend Milton Hare, her children, Terry Brown, Diana Brown Eitemiller, Jerrianne McCain, Ben Brown and Jimmy Brown, and by her sister Patty Linton, brother Ray Hart and aunt Marlene Maynard. She also will be forever remembered by her eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild, numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and dear friends. In her last days she found great comfort as she walked through the valley of the shadow of death, she truly feared no evil because of her strong faith in the person and work of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A special thank you to the Southern Tier Hospice staff and volunteers for their loving care, family support and guidance. At her request no service will be held. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be mailed to: Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Star Gazette – September 2, 2011


HARTFORD Earl L. Hartford

On the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, Earl Leonard Hartford of Canton was called to his Heavenly Home while at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was 74 years of age. Born July 12, 1937 on the family farm in Shunk, he was one of eleven children born to James and Lila (Leonard) Hartford. He graduated from Sullivan County High School with the class of 1955, and later that year enlisted in the U.S. Army. On a blind date arranged by mutual friends Earl met the love of his life, Sandra Ellsworth, and on Sept. 2, 1958 they were united in marriage. Earl and Sandy raised a son and daughter and shared 53 years together.  Throughout most of his working years Earl was a truck driver and was a longtime member of the Teamsters union. He had been employed by L.L. Baumunk Co., Herr's Trucking and Swayze Folding Box Co. Eventually, his expertise led to the position of truck dispatcher for the former Eastern Milk Products Co. Later he worked for K&J transportation until illness forced him to retire. But Earl did not go quietly into retirement. He remained active for as long as his health would permit. For ten years he enjoyed running the food concession stand at Tom Young's auctions. Earl also worked for several years making cider for Landon's Orchards. He also spent a lot of time and drove a lot of miles as an Amish taxi driver. For many years at Christmas, Earl would dress as Santa Claus and go door-to-door throughout Canton, much to the delight of the children. Eventually, Earl and Sandy joined the ranks of Canton's "snow birds" and enjoyed wintering at their home in Ft. Mead, Fla., where Earl was called upon to manage the local shuffleboard games. Earl was also a man of deep faith. He had come to know the Lord at an early age and rededicated his life a few years ago at the New Life Baptist Church in Ft. Mead. An avid reader of the Scriptures, Earl always sought to walk in the light of the Lord's Holy Word. With a twinkle in his eyes and a perpetual smile Earl was one of the friendliest, outgoing people you could ever hope to meet, and a true and loyal friend to those around him.  Earl is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sandy, at home, son Randy (Penny) Hartford and daughter Debbie (Bob, whom he loved like a son) Smith, all of Canton, brothers Lawrence ( Neva) Hartford of Shunk and Harlan (Connie) Hartford of Canton, grandchildren, whom he loved a lot, Justin, Lakara, Joshua, Jada, Tyrone, Hector, Justice, Kevin, Andy, Jacob, Edwin and Melissa, several nieces and nephews and his beloved "canine kids," Oreo, Candy, Muffy and Lexi. He was prededed in death by his parents, James Hartford, Sr. and Lila Hartford, brothers Glen, Reed, Robert, Dean, Dale, Alan and James Jr., and sister Marjorie Hartford.  A celebration of Earl's life will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Canton Ecumenical Parish, 103 N. Center St., Canton. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.   Towanda  Daily Review – September 7, 2011


HILL Helena May Sherman

of Waverly, died Friday, September 2, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born March 29, 1937in Owego, N.Y., the daughter of the Late Ralph Leo Hill and Helen (Crum) Hill. She is also predeceased by her sisters fern and Mary and her brothers Ralph and George.  Helena had many interests. She was a member of the Montour Moose Lodge # 426, loved playing Euchre, all games of chance and a spending a day at the casino. She especially enjoyed living in the house on Cayuta Lake. She worked as a transportation aide at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Surviving her are her loving husband of 53 years James Sherman Sr. at home, her children Rosemarie (James) Bill, Judy (Jeff) Stephens, James (Connie) Sherman Jr. all of Waverly, Richard Sherman of Ithaca, N.Y., and Gary (Sandra) Sherman of S. Waverly, Pa.  Helena is also survived by 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, her sister Beatrice Jacobs, of north Carolina, and her brother Robert Hill, of Lowman, N.Y., as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family are invited to call Tuesday evening, September 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, N.Y. The family will have a private memorial service at the conclusion of calling hours. Those wishing may direct memorial donations to their local chapter of the American Cancer Society.   Sayre Morning Times – September 3, 2011


JOHNSON Isaac D. "Ike" Johnson

76, Powell, died Aug. 22, 2011 at the Sayre House, Sayre.  Isaac was born in Towanda, on Feb. 9, 1935. He was employed by Ferrario Chevrolet in Wysox for 28 years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue.  "Ike," as he was known by his family and friends, enjoyed electronics, working on cars, picking blueberries and hunting.  He is survived by his children, Gail Mulno and husband Jim, LeRoy; Betty Legge, Owego, NY, David Johnson and wife Vickie, Shermansdale, PA, Gary Johnson and wife Damian, Towanda, Penny Timmerman and husband Keith, Cape Canaveral, FL, and Isaac Johnson, Towanda; step children Wendy Temple, Lock Haven, John and Edward Rakowski, Towanda and Steven Rakowski and wife Judy, Towanda; several grandchildren and step grandchildren;  sister, Kathryn Haggerty, West Burlington, and his long time companion, Diane Leighton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a step daughter, Susan L. Skeeber Homet on Aug. 24, 2009.  The family received friends Aug. 25, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. Interment will be private.   Canton Independent Sentinel – September 3, 2011 


KINNARNEY Brian "Barney" P. Kinnarney

of Pitman, N.J. on Sept. 4, 2011, aged 52 years. Barney attended West Deptford High School, then graduated from the Gulf Oil Corp. Program with a marine engineer degree from Southern Maine College. In 1988, Barney began working alongside his family at the Kinnarney Rubber Co, Inc. in Mantua, N.J. A devout and faithful parishioner at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Barney was a Eucharistic Minister. Sitting out back on the porch, overlooking the pond on the family farm in New Albany, Pa., playing golf or mowing the lawn were some of Barney's favorite pastimes. But he treasured every Sunday, cooking and being surrounded by his family and friends.  He was the beloved husband of Susan (nee Kellogg), devoted father of Jack, Sadie and Padraic, dear brother of Paula McDaniel (William), Sean M., James J. (Kathleen), Jane Luker (George), and Eoin (Katherine Anne), and loving son of the late Winifred M. (nee Acton) and the late John J. Kinnarney, Jr. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Viewing will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Friday in Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish, Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, 500 Greentree Rd., Glassboro, N.J. Funeral Mass will start 12:30 p.m. in the church. Interment will be private   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 or St. Vincent DePaul at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, 161 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ 08071.  Arrangements are under the direction of the McGuinness Funeral Home, Woodbury, N.J.   Towanda  Daily Review – September 7, 2011   


KNAPP George E.

Elmira: Age 75, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Roberta Knapp of Elmira; children, Richard, Christine, Darrell, Melissa and Shane; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – August 28, 2011


LEV Stanley

Town Bank, NJ: Stanley Lev, age 86, of Town Bank, NJ, died peacefully on Sunday, August 28, 2011 in Stratford, NJ with his daughter by his side. Born in Brookside, OH; he resided in Concord, CA and Philadelphia, PA before retiring to Cape May. Stanley was preceded in death by his wife Rose and his son Richard and is survived by his daughter Christina Lev of Town Bank, NJ. Earlier this month, Stanley and Chris marked the 5th anniversary of Rose's passing. Funeral services and interment will be private.  Star Gazette – September 1, 2011  


LIND John W.  "Jack"

Age 80 of Big Flats, NY died on Monday September 5, 2011 at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with leukemia. Jack was born July 24, 1931 in Sewickley, PA the son of the late John N. and Virginia McGraw Lind. He grew up and was raised in Baden, PA. Jack attended Bucknell University and received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Grove City College. He worked for The Pennsylvania Railroad from 1954 to 1962. Jack served his country with The U.S. Army from 1955-1957 with The 101st Airborne. He came to work for Corning Glass Works in 1962. Jack married Carol Brownrigg Lind on August 22, 1964 in St. Vincent de Paul's Church in Corning, NY. They recently celebrated their 47th Wedding Anniversary. Jack retired from Corning Inc. as Director of Transportation and Distribution after 31 years of dedicated service. He was a member and Past President of The National Industrial Transportation League and was awarded "Man of The Year" in 1991. Jack was also a member and Past President of The National Freight Transportation Association and served as its Executive Director from 1993-2000. Jack was a member of The Corning Country Club since 1962 serving as President and was a member of the Board of Directors for several years. He chaired the committee to design and re-build the present Corning Country Club and volunteered at The Corning LPGA for many years. Jack was an avid outdoorsman and an Eagle Scout who enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and especially enjoyed his time at Keuka Lake. He was a dedicated Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguin, and Pirates fan. Jack was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Jack is survived by his loving and devoted wife Carol Brownrigg Lind; sons and daughters-in-law: John W. Jr. "Jay" & Heidi Lind of Charlotte, NC and Jeffrey P. & Tricia Lind of Syracuse, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Jennifer L. & Michael Padulo of Rochester, NY; grandchildren: William Lind, Ben Lind, Clare Lind, Emily Padulo, and Erica Padulo; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Judie & Ed Merritt of Chattanooga, TN, Barbara & Carl Vallely of Elmira, NY, and Robert Brownrigg of Texas; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Jack's family would like to give special thank you to Debbie Jaynes with Hospice and 2-B at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their loving and compassionate care given to Jack. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday September 9, 2011 from 4-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday September 10, 2011 at 10 AM in St. Vincent de Paul's Church 222 Dodge Avenue in Corning, NY. The Rev. John De Socio will be the Celebrant of Jack's Funeral Mass. Jack will be laid to rest next to his parents in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning, NY. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing may remember Jack through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830, Catholic Charities of The Southern Tier 215 East Church Street Elmira, NY 14901, or by an act of kindness by donating through the donation of blood through The American Red Cross.  Star-Gazette on September 7, 2011  


MARDEN Elizabeth "Bette" M. Schimizzi

age 84, of Magee St., Watkins Glen, NY died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, August 26, 2011. Bette was born in Waterbury, VT on September 21, 1926, the daughter of the late Harry and Gladys (Daley) Marden. Bette retired from Akzo-Noble/International Salt Co. in Watkins Glen. In addition to her volunteer work at the Watkins Glen Library she was a reading buddy at the Watkins Glen Elementary School. She was an avid Watkins Glen sports fan and particularly fond of basketball. She was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church; she loved ceramics and cooking for her family. In addition to her parents and three brothers, Betty was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Schimizzi in 1970. Bette's family wishes to extend a grateful appreciation to RSVP, Faulk Cancer Center, Dr. Paul Donnelly, Dr. Ben Saks, The Physical Therapy Department at Schuyler Hospital and Southern Tier Hospice for the wonderful services they provided. Bette is survived by her children, Patti (Dan), Sam (Teresa), Margaret and Liz, grandchildren, Angela, Octavia, Sammy, Sarah, Frank, Mia, Anna, and Elizabeth ("Bit-bit"); special niece, Anna Jean DeDominicis; several nieces and nephews; and three "special" daughters, Karen Flahive, Lisa Phillips, and Susan Fazzary.  Friends and family may call from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St. Watkins Glen. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen with Father Paul Bonacci celebrating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen. Memorial contributions may be made in Bette's memory to RSVP, (Schuyler County Office for the Aging, 323 Owego Street Unit 7, Montour Falls, NY 14865), the Watkins Glen Library, or to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association.  Star Gazette – August 29, 2011 


MILANO Marianna Rice

86, of Waverly died Monday August 29th, 2011 at the Elderwood Healthcare Facility in Waverly NY.   Born September 7, 1924 daughter of the Late Giuseppe and Calina Milano, and loving wife of the late Donald Rice. Marianna was also predeceased by her sisters,  Marie Widrig and Josephine Poole.  Marianna retired from the Sayre Lingerie Company in Sayre PA. where she worked for over 37 years. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Saint James Parish in Waverly.  She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Gallagher of Waverly, two grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, her brothers, Frank and John Milano both of Waverly as well as numerous special nieces and nephews ,three stepchildren Barbara , Kenny and Thomas Rice.   A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held Friday September 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY. Reverend Bill Moorby will officiate the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.   Funeral home obituary – September 1, 2011 


MITCHELL Donald J. Mitchell

72, of Rome, Pa. died on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 following a period of declining health. Don was born on Sept. 30, 1938 in Franklin, Pa. He was a graduate of Montrose High School and proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy. On July 31, 1961, Don married Elberta Everitt and together they celebrated fifty years. Don was employed by Bush Transformer in Endicott for ten years and retired from DuPont following 27 years. He was a member of the Hope Baptist Church, a longtime member of the Rome Fire Company, Wysox Emergency Squad and the Western Alliance Ambulance. Don will be remembered for his care and concern he showed to others. He is now spending time with his Lord and Savior. Don is survived by his wife Elberta; his children: Jeffrey Mitchell of Binghamton, N.Y., Randy Mitchell of Binghamton, N.Y., Tammy (David) Wildrick of Stevensville, Pa. and Mychail (Jennifer) Mitchell of Elizabethtown, Pa.; his grandchildren: Pamela (Jeremy) Casselbury, Sally Wildrick and Austin Mitchell; great grandchildren, Breanna, Joshua and Vanessa; and his faithful canine companion Cheroke. He was predeceased by his parents and his mother in law and father in law: Vera Chamberlain and Wells Everitt. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. Friends who wish may consider a memorial contribution to the Hope Baptist Church, RR 3, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or the Robert Packer Hospital Cancer Center, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in loving memory of Donald J. Mitchell.  Towanda Daily Review – August 30, 2011 



Services for Glen H. Mosher will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Hal Bates, the Rev. Mike Russell and the Rev. Wade Ricks officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.  Mr. Mosher, 93, of Collinsville, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Specialty Hospital in Meridian. He was warehouse manager and bookkeeper for the Herman A. Shields Company. Mr. Mosher was a member of First Baptist Church of Collinsville and served as a deacon in several Baptist churches. He served in the United States Army as a sergeant at Key Field.  Survivors include his wife, Bernice M. Mosher of Collinsville; a son, Glen Odie Mosher of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Linda M. Clayton and husband, Cliff of Lauderdale; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirley and Bobby Adams; grandchildren, Angie Smith and husband Brian, Trey Clayton and wife Jessica, Misty McNeil and husband Chris; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Callaway Mosher; parents, Charles and Mable Mosher; three brothers, Clayton, Charles and Curt Mosher and a sister, Dorothy M. Yale.  The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Dave Russell, Dr. Kary Whitehead and Dr. Kent Darsey for their care of Mr. Mosher. The family requests memorials be made to the charity of your choice. Pallbearers will be Gary Gibson, Mike Raimey, Billy Allen, Trey Clayton, Brian Smith and Billy Adams.  Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 2, from 5 until 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 3, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 2, 2011  


MURRAY John J. Murray

John J. Murray, age 71, of Clarks Summit, died on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at the Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa.  John was born in Scranton, on July 6, 1940 a son of the late John P. & Dorothy Hoover Murray. He grew up in Sullivan County and graduated from the Turnpike High School in Mildred, a member of the class of 1958. After high school, John worked construction until he was drafted into the service. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1965 in Thule, Greenland and the Reserves until 1969. John married the former Sharon Jones of Towanda, Pa. on July 29, 1967. John retired from GTE Sylvania in Towanda after 27 years of serving as a technician and supervisor.   John was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Clarks Summit and a former member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. He was a very active member of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa. where he held the positions of Commander, Adjutant, and Financial Officer. He was also a member of the 40 & 8; member of PBOE Lodge 2191, Towanda, Monroeton Rod and Gun Club, and a very active member of the White Ash Land Association.  John enjoyed being with his family and spending time outdoors. He taught his grandchildren how to fish, hunt, and appreciate nature. He was an avid sports fan and thoroughly enjoyed watching his three grandsons play sports and was looking forward to watching the boys in the upcoming football season. He enjoyed spending time and sharing stories of his life and the times with his granddaughter, while touring around Sullivan County.  Surviving are two sons, Kevin P. (Pamela) Murray of Clarks Summit, Pa. and John Darin (Rebecca) Murray of Warner Robins, Ga.; four grandchildren: Kevin P. II, Thomas J., Joseph L. and Helen G.; five brothers, James (Sally) Murray of Mildred, Pa., Robert William (Wanda) Murray of Troy, Pa., Charles (Sandra) Murray, of Murraytown, Pa., Gerard (Diane) Murray of Dushore, Pa. and Edward (Barbara) Murray of Dushore, Pa.; two sisters: Margaret (Gerald) Fries of Wysox, Pa. and Dorothy Fritsch of Mildred, Pa. and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Transferal service will be held on Friday, Sept. 2 at 8:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa. with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.  Graveside Military Services will be accorded by members of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, PA. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be directed to VNA Hospice, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant, PA 18447.   Towanda Daily Review – August 31, 2011


O'BRIEN Patrick James "Pat"

Age 45, of Elmira, NY, died after a courageous battle with cancer Thursday evening September 8th, 2011 at home surrounded by his family and friends. Pat was the son of the late Ronald J. and Judith A. (Dibble) O'Brien. He is survived by his son; Justin E. O'Brien of Pine City, NY; daughter; Morgan R. O'Brien of Pine City, NY; grandmother; Pauline (Cleveland) Olthof of Bath, NY; brothers; Joseph (Deborah) O'Brien of Elmira, and their children; Sondra (Kevin ) Ogden and Erin O'Brien; Jay (Lisa) O'Brien of Elmira and children; Sara and Zack Golden; sisters; Kathleen Lepkowski of Virginia Beach and her children; Michael, Christopher, Kayla Lepkowski; Colleen O'Brien of Pine City and her children; Courtney O'Brien and Garrett Peterson and numerous close friends. Pat was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish, billiard player and NASCAR fan. A celebration of Pat's life will be held October 22nd, 2011 1:00PM to 5:00PM at the Hibernian Center of Chemung County, 701 Kinyon Street, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations in Patrick James O'Brien's name may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830-3657.   Star Gazette – September 10, 2011    


PAYNE Benjamin Paul Payne

age 58, of Athens, PA died on Thursday, August 25, 2011.  He was born on September 6, 1952 in Corning, NY, the son of Glenn and Wilma Payne.  He is survived by two sons: Chris and Jeremy Payne of Corning, NY; three sisters: Gladys, Wilma, Genny; brother: Francis (Tinker) Payne; step-sons: Robert (Michelle) Champlain and David (Tonia) Champlain; and long-time companion and mother of his children: Jeannette Burrows of Corning.  Ben was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Payne and by close family friend, Joel House.  Ben was employed by Schutts Incorporated for many years.  After leaving Schutts he traveled with the carnivals and helped build the North Carolina Panther’s football stadium.  Friends and family may call on Friday, September 2, 2011 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the North Corning Fire Department, 3344 Baker Street Corning, NY.   Funeral services will immediately follow at the fire department.  Arrangements are being handled by Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC.  Burial will be in Central Valley Cemetery in Hornby.  Corning Leader – September 1, 2011  


PAZZAGLIA John Peter Pazzaglia

88,  Columbia Cross Roads, died on Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington.  He was the loving husband of Pauline (Sinkew) Pazzaglia.  The couple married August 29, 1953 and had 57 happy years together. Family and friends  gathered August 28, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Troy.  Rosary Service was held August 28th at the funeral home.  The Mass of Christian Burial took place on August 29, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Troy, with his pastor, Rev. Fr. Michael McCormick officiating.  Burial was in  St. John’s Cemetery with military rites given by the Troy Veterans Honor Guard. He was  born on June 19, 1923 in Peckville, PA, a son of the late Romalo and Italia (Passeri) Pazzaglia. He was a US Army veteran, serving his country during World War II.  John worked for Hall Motors, had Johnny’s Service Station in Elmira, and worked on the family farm until he retired in 1985.  He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Troy American Legion Post #49.  John enjoyed being with his family, from baiting fishing hooks for his grandchildren to playing poker with his brothers.  He enjoyed family birthday parties and get-togethers at holidays.  When he was able, you could see John cruising around town on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  Surviving are his wife Pauline; children: John Joseph (Velma) Pazzaglia, Columbia Cross Roads, Patricia (Joel) Heiland,  Hanover, PA, and James Paul (Christy) Pazzaglia, Columbia Cross Roads;  grandchildren: Marc Speciale, Melissa Pazzaglia, Johnny Joe Pazzaglia, Victoria Pazzaglia, Stephanie Pazzaglia, Zachary (Amanda) Heiland, Justin Heiland, Justin (Meghan) Leonard, Amie (Kevin) Dutka, Brock (Jacquelyn) Everts, Jamie, Megan, and Krista Pazzaglia; great grandchildren: Eisley and Grady Leonard, and Christian Pazzaglia; brothers: Ronald (Mary) Pazzaglia, and Fred Pazzaglia, and  nephews and nieces: David and Sue Pazzaglia, Steve Pazzaglia, Rick and Cindy Pazzaglia, Tommy Joe, and Michelle Pazzaglia.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter-in-law Tracey. Memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to St. John’s Catholic Church c/o St. Michael’s Parish, 106 North Washington Street, Canton, Pa.  Canton Independent Sentinel – September 3, 2011


PECK Timothy Paul

Our hearts were saddened with the sudden passing of our loved one, Timothy Paul Peck , 63,  of Oak Hill Rd., Barton, who died on Sunday, August 28, 2011 following a stroke.  Tim was born on February 7, 1948 in Lake Placid, N.Y. a son of June Emma (Bickford) and the late Harold Peck. A longtime employee of Therm in Ithaca, Tim retired following more than 25 years of service. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and being surrounded by his family.  In addition to his mother June, Tim is survived by his life partner of 37 years, Deborah Echenburg; his children: Eric and his wife Charity Peck; Heather and her husband Chris Klossner; and Brett Peck; his mother-in-law: Faith Eschenburg; five grandchildren: Sadie, Egan, Cade, Emma and Kyan. Several cousins and their families also survive. He was predeceased by his father Harold Peck.   Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Thursday, September 1 from 1-3 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Barton Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Memories and condolences for Tim’s family may be shared by visiting our website atPAT 8/29/11 . Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the National Stroke Association, National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Centennial, CO 80112 or a charity of one’s choice in loving memory of Timothy Paul Peck.   Sayre Morning Times – August 31, 2011  


PLATT David John

Clearwater, FL: Age 51, originally from Elmira, NY, died August 26, 2011 in Clearwater, FL. David had a big heart, loved animals and people, and never met a stranger. He made the world a brighter place to those around him and was loved by many. He left us much too soon and will be greatly missed. Predeceased by parents, Alfred D., Sr. and Isabelle Platt. Survived by brothers Danny and Al (Erma) Platt; sisters, Dana Platt and Lora Gonie Platt.  Star Gazette – September 4, 2011


PRY Daniel E. Pry

64, of Chesterfield, Va. (formally of Johnson City, N.Y. and Towanda, Pa.), died peacefully on Aug. 18, 2011. Dan was predeceased by his parents; Edward & Eleanor (Corky) Pry; two sisters, Connie Derge, Calif. and Cheryl Musshafen, Binghamton. Dan is survived by his two loving sons & loving daughter-in-law; Toby & Danielle Pry, Joseph Pry, all of Chesterfield, Va., his only grandchild, Michael Pry, who was his pride and joy; two brothers, Edward (Donna) Pry, Chenango Bridge; Tom Pry, Greene; five sisters, Cyndy (Jerry) White, Johnson City, Cathy Pry, Binghamton, Theresa Smith, Conn., Mary Jo Woodrow, Glen Aubrey, Lori Bobosky, Calif.; two brother-in-laws; Ed Derge, Calif., and Paul Musshafen, Binghamton, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his best friend of fifty years, Rick (Becky) Schiappa, Binghamton, N.Y., and many other special friends. Dan was a graduate of Johnson City High School and went on to proudly serve his county in the U.S. Army. He worked for many years at Toledo Scales, Endwell, N.Y.; and Fairbank Scales, Towanda, Pa.. Dan's joys in life was spending time with family and friends, music, nature, flying miniature airplanes and cheering for the New York Yankees and the New York Jets. The family would like to express their thanks to Hospice of Virginia for their loving support during Dan's illness.  There will be calling hours to celebrate Dan's life. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at Savage Funeral Home, 338 Conklin Ave., Binghamton. Burial will immediate follow in the family plot with military honors at Calvary Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in Dan's memory may be made to Hospice of Virginia.   Towanda Daily Review – August 31, 2011


RICHARDS Grace Joann Wayman

77, of Sayre, Pa., died August 25, 2011 following an extended illness. She was born October 8, 1933 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Alton and Florence Brown Richards. Grace worked as a nurses’ aide at the Sayre House Inc. for over 20 years. She was an active member of the Fort Sullivan Post American Legion #246, Athens, Pa. She is predeceased by her husband Mose Wayman, and sisters Eva Baker and Dorothy Welch.  Grace is survived by daughter Sheila Heines of Bristol, Pa., grandchildren Annette Cavalari of Rocky Mount, Va., and Joseph Westbrook of S.C., great-grandchildren Dustin Westbrook and Edward Westbrook, and sister Ruth Taylor of Corning, N.Y.  At the request of the family there will be no calling hours or services at this time. Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa., is assisting the family.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.     Sayre Morning Times – September 3, 2011


WARD Ronald R. Ward

60, of Baraboo, WI,  formerly of Elmira, N.Y., died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011.  Survivors include a son, Jonathan Ward of Pittsboro, N.C.; four brothers, Randy Ward of New York; Rod Ward of Colorado, Russ Ward of Indiana, Kevin Ward of New York; a sister, Robin Moore of Montana.  Calling hours are 11 a.m.-noon Sept. 24 at the Redin Funeral Home, Baraboo.  Services will be held there at noon Sept. 24, the Rev. Jonathan Tipton officiating.   Corning Leader – September 10, 2011


SIMMONS Elsie Mills Easton

95, of Ulysses, PA, died Monday, September 5, 2011, in her home. Born September 25, 1915, in Brookfield Township, PA, she was the daughter of William A. and Elvira McPeek Simmons. On November 18, 1935, in Westfield, she married Adrian M. Mills, who predeceased her on September 7, 1983. On August 27, 1998, in Ulysses, she married Marvin R. Easton, who predeceased her on October 20, 2005. A 1933 graduate of Westfield High School, she served as librarian of the Ulysses Library for many years. She was a member of the Ulysses Free Methodist Church and the Harrison-Ulysses-Genesee Senior Center. Surviving are three sons, John (Barbara) Mills of Avoca, NY, James (Jackie) Mills of Westfield, Terrance (Michelle) Mills of Ulysses; two daughters, Anna VanEtten of Ulysses and Dorothy (Wayne) Nelson of Shinglehouse; a son-in-law, Robert C. Nelson of Mills; 17 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two step-sons, Melvin (Jill) Easton and Rodney (Joan) Easton, both of Genesee; a sister, Alice Jean Wood of Coudersport; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by a daughter, Wilma Nelson; a grandson, W. John VanEtten; a son-in-law, William VanEtten; two brothers, Ivan Simmons and Elon B. Simmons; and a sister, Emma Hughes. Friends may call Thursday, September 8th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Ulysses Free Methodist Church. The Rev. Brad Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.      Star Gazette – September 7, 2011     


SULLIVAN Lawrence P. Sullivan  

Age 54, of Madison, Alabama, died Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center due to complications from congestive heart failure. He was in Elmira to visit family. Born October 5, 1956, in Elmira, to the late Edward P. and Marlene J. Sullivan, "Larry" is survived by his wife of 33 years, Yong (Jeannie), two sons, Sean and Steven, of Madison, Alabama and canine companion "Booger"; siblings Deborah Beckhorn, Elmira; Michael (Margaret) Sullivan, Mesa, AZ; Denise Sullivan, Cohoes, NY; and Laurie (Jay) Hansen, Elmira; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Larry was a 1974 graduate of Southside High School and an Eagle Scout. In service to his country, he enlisted in the United States Army after graduation, where he rose to the rank of Sergeants Major and retired after a decorated 30 year military career. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed coaching his two sons in sports, and appreciated world travel and sight-seeing. He was a dedicated husband, devoted father, loving brother, and adored uncle. His greatest joy was in raising his two boys. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 between the hours of 4-6 pm. Funeral services will follow at 6:15 pm with full military honors accorded Mr. Sullivan in the Gardens. Burial will take place at the family's convenience in Arlington National Cemetery.   Star Gazette – August 30, 2011 


TIETZ Connie Ann Root

Age 61 of County Road 10, Alpine, NY, died on Saturday, August 27, 2011, in the comfort of her home. Her husband, David B. Root, survives Connie. She is also survived by her mother, Frieda Tietz of Harvard, Idaho; and sisters, Carol M. Smith (Bert) of Prinston, Idaho, Katie S. Sorensen (Jerry) of Helena, Montana and Ruthie E. Carpenter (John) of Harvard, Idaho; six nieces & nephews and six great-nieces & nephews; mother & father-in-law, Thelma & John Root. Connie is predeceased by her father, Arthur A. Tietz. She also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Connie on Friday, September 2, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 No. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the: Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to the Food Bank of The Southern Tier, 945 County Road 4, Elmira, NY.  Star Gazette – August 30, 2011   


TINDER Alvoid H. "Skoots" Tinder

84, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Coudersport, PA died Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.  Friends are invited to attend Mr. Tinder's Life Celebration beginning with visitation on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport, where funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Thursday with the Reverend Scott Ogden officiating. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport. Military rites will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Town Ambulance Association, Post Office Box 247, Ulysses, PA 16948.   Star Gazette – August 30, 2011


UPDIKE Albert E. "Buster" Updike

age 69, of Interlaken, died on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Cayuga Medical Center. The family will be present to receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 Main Street, Ovid. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, September 2 at Ovid Federated Church officiated by Pastor Tim Hamilton of Calvary Baptist Church of Trumansburg. For additional information please contact Covert Funeral Home.    Star Gazette – August 30, 2011


VanATTA Lynn Christine VanAtta

11/10/1944 - 8/30/2011

It is with great joy and infinite sadness that we celebrate the life and death of Lynn VanAtta, who died on August 30, 2011 after a long and courageous fight to live well despite a terminal diagnosis eight years ago. Lynn had a long-standing love affair with nature, enjoying long walks and lush gardens; with books, which she read with frequency and fervor; and with people, women and children in particular. She retired from a long and renowned career in human services as an administrator, teacher and therapist, but continued throughout her life, and up to her last breath, to teach, inspire, care for, connect people, cultivate love and exemplify what it means to live fully and wholly. She never hesitated to give of herself. Lynn is survived by her partner, Lin Massey, Elmira Heights; her daughter, Kirsten VanAtta (Lori Reenan), Horseheads; her daughter, Stephanie Felko (Eric Woodyard), Elmira; granddaughters, Mattison and Jamison Edinger-VanAtta, and Samantha and Cassondra Felko; her sister, Lynda VanAtta (Kurt), Florida; her nephew, Fred VanAtta, California; and her sisters of choice, Bonnie Chollet (Gary), Sheila Reed, Kathy Edwards (Mike), Wendy Hovey (Rob) and Carla Bouille. Among many special people too numerous to mention are Roy and Robin VanAtta, Tammie Edinger (Marguerite Zorn), Susan Savishinsky, Lynn's Share the Care family, her Quaker Friend's Society, Joan Moran, and friends and staff at Founder's Pavilion. Lynn spent her last days surrounded by the people she loved, and who loved her most, reminiscing, telling stories, laughing and crying. Lynn finally rests, whole and renewed, in greater hands than ours. A memorial service will be held at Park Church, 208 W. Gray St., Elmira, NY, on September 11th, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in Lynn's honor. "I give you this one thought to keep - I am with you still - I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awake in the morning's hush I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not think of me as gone - I am with you still - in each new dawn. "   Star Gazette – September 2, 2011


VERNON Carl M. Vernon

Carl M. Vernon, 76, of Agony Hill West, Waverly, NY died following a brave fight with cancer Thursday morning, September 1, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Carl was born on November 3, 1934 in Sayre, PA a son of the late John and Laura (Whiting) Vernon. He was a graduate of Waverly High School Class of 1953. On June 30, 1956 he married Florence Searfoss and together they celebrated 55 years of marriage. Carl was a long time employee of America LaFrance in Elmira and was a self-employed contractor and owner of Vernon’s Construction. He built over 90 homes in the greater valley area including his daughters’ homes in Waverly and California and both of his personal residences. Most recently he enjoyed wood working and furniture making. For over twenty-five years, Carl served as the Building Inspector for the Village of Waverly. An avid sportsman, Carl had a great love for the sport of softball. He started at the age of 21 and played for over 55 years. He sponsored and played on a team, Vernon’s Construction that won the New York State Championship in 1980. That team represented the state in the National tournament in Maine that year. Carl was a member of the 2008 senior softball World Series Championship team, Syracuse Cyclones 70’s (each team member was 70 years of age or older). He was inducted into the Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame as a member of that team. In addition, Carl enjoyed golf and bowling. He was a long time member of the Valley Bowling Association Hall of Fame.  He was a member of the Lions Club, raising money to purchase glasses for those in need. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Over his lifetime, he attended countless band concerts, parades and high school and college sporting events in support of his family.  In retirement, he and Florence enjoyed traveling. They ventured to Paris, France; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and 43 of our 50 states.   Carl is survived by his wife of 55 years, Florence; his daughters: Annette and husband Paul Reinhardt of California; Lori and husband Joe Rossi of Waverly; his granddaughters: Rachel and Paula Rossi; step grandchildren: Stephaine and Max Reinhardt. His sister Shirley Searfoss; several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families also survive. Carl is predeceased by his parents John and Laura (Whiting) Vernon; brother Charles Vernon; sister Jane Vernon; brother-in-law: Harold Searfoss; and a nephew Stephen Searfoss.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Tuesday, September 6th from 2 to 4 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Memories and condolences may also be shared by visiting our website at A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Rossi Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Lori Rossi at the Waverly High School, Waverly, NY. Monies will used to set up sports scholarships in the memory of Carl M. Vernon.   Funeral home obituary – September 3, 2011


WARD Ronald Ray Ward

age 60 of Baraboo, died on Friday, September 2, 2011, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. He was born on October 3, 1950 in Elmira, New York, son of the late Cliff and Jacqueline (Pierce) Ward. Ronald is survived by his son, Jonathan (Jennifer) Ward of Pittsboro, North Carolina; four brothers, Randy (Lorraine) Ward of New York, Rod (Brenda) Ward of Colorado, Russ (Jennie) Ward of Indiana, Kevin (Faith) Ward of New York; and one sister, Robin Moore of Montana. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 12 Noon at Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave., Baraboo, WI, with Rev. Jonathan Tipton officiating. Memorial visitation will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.   Star Gazette – September 9, 2011 


WATKINS Yvonne Marie Ridley

56, of Waverly, N.Y. passed on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend She was taken from us so young although she was suffering from so many illness she never showed it even though she was in much pain she loved to make people laugh and when they were sad she was there with the good times and bad time.  She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years and best friend Robert P. Ridley, 4 children and 7 grandchildren , daughter Tina Schaefer and husband Brian with 3 grandchildren, Belinda, Zackary and Mandy of Atascadero, Calif.; Tim Ridley and wife Trina and 2 daughters, Sarah and Samantha also from Atascadero, Calif. a daughter Brandy Ridley with 7th grandchild on the way, also from Waverly, N.Y. and a son Robert Ridley and wife Drew and daughter Alexia from Williamstown, N.Y. Mother Mary Watkins from Hoosick Falls, sister, Becky Nelson from Hoosick Falls; brother William Watkins from Hoosick Falls; brother Craig from Tennessee and brother Tom Watkins from North Carolina and many more family members, she will always be missed.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 p.m., Thursday, Sept.1, 2011, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Yvonne’s life will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. A special tribute to Yvonne’s life will be presented on DVD to honor her loving memory. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one’s favorite charity.  Sayre Morning Times – September 1, 2011


WELDY Mary E. (Weldy) Slingerland

89, of Troy, Pa., died on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor. She was the high school sweetheart and later loving wife of Leo H. "Bud" Slingerland. The couple married January 14, 1945 and had 66 wonderful years together.  Family and friends are welcome to gather from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service and burial will be private and at the convenience of Mary's family.  Mary was born on Aug. 27, 1922, in Burlington, Pa., daughter of the late George and Ada (Wilson) Weldy. Mary was a Penn State University graduate, earning a degree in Health and Physical Education. She began her teaching career in Dansville, N.Y., then moved to the Sayre, PA school district, and finally came back home to the Troy Area School District, where she spent 31 years teaching Health and Physical Education, along with 4th and 6th grades science. Mary was an advisor to the football cheerleaders, and was the cooperating teacher who coordinated the student teachers coming from Mansfield University. She was a member of the Penn State Alumni and the Retired Teachers Associations. Mary was a devoted Christian. She was a lifelong member of the Burlington United Methodist Church and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy. She took on many responsibilities in church including: Sunday School teacher, was a member of the Alter Guild, and belonged to the United Methodist Women.  Mary was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a founding member of the Troy, Pa. chapter of the Rainbow Girls. One of Mary's true passions in life was swimming; as a child she could be found walking from her home in Burlington to Mountain Lake to swim. She also swam at Berry's Pool and the Canton Pool. Mary was one of the founders of the Troy Swimming Pool, where she could be found in the summer giving swimming lessons and was in charge of the lifeguards. Mary was a Red Cross Aquatic member, volunteered at the Martha Lloyd Community, and in the winter swam in the Martha Lloyd pool. Bud and Mary kept a cottage up on Keuka Lake in New York. When friends would stop in for a visit, Mary would always be swimming or serving food. She enjoyed flowers and gardening, and belonged to the Troy Heritage Garden Club. Mary was a wonderful homemaker and great cook. She enjoyed traveling, especially to visit her daughter Kitty in Phoenix, Ariz. She also belonged to the Thursday Study Club.  Mary was loved by her family, friends, and students and will be greatly missed.  Mary is survived by her husband of 66 years Leo "Bud" Slingerland; her daughters Kathryn A. "Kitty" Woodward of Phoenix, Ariz. and Sonja "Soni" and husband Dwight "Ike" Haflett of Granville Summit, Pa. She is also survived by her grandchildren Angela M. Woodward and Mark (Amy) Haflett, and great-granddaughter Emma Lynne Haflett; and "third daughter" Jil Swarthout.  Her parents, and her brothers Robert Weldy and George Weldy Jr., preceded Mary in death.  Memorial contributions may be made in Mary's memory to the Troy Area School District Foundation 30 Taylor Street Troy, PA 16947, or to the Troy Heritage Garden Club, P.O. Box 161 Troy, PA 16947.  Towanda Daily Review – September 9, 2011


WHIPPLE Margaret Whipple Lacey

longtime resident of Laceyville, 94, died on her 74th wedding anniversary, Aug. 29, 2011, at the home of her son, Pastor Frank Lacey of Farmville, Va. Margaret was born Sept. 5, 1916, and was preceded in death by her husband, Rev Robert Frank Lacey; parents, Lacey and Emma Smith Whipple; two sons, Dan Lacey, Jim Lacey; one sister, Betty Whipple Van Etten; and a brother, Lester Whipple. Survivors include two sons, Chuck Lacey, Frank Lacey; four daughters, Marion Lacey Bowers, Charlotte Lacey Sawyer, Ruth Lacey Brotzman, Betty Lacey Beacham Reed; two sisters, Phyllis Whipple Nolan, Shirley Whipple Brotzman; a brother, Clarence Whipple; 23 grandchildren; 51 great-grand hildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous other cherished family members and friends. Margaret was a pastor's wife for 28 years before her husband died in 1965. At the age of 50 she became a missionary nurse working in five different African countries until she retired from ministry in Nigeria at the age of 80.   A memorial celebration will be conducted 10:30 a.m., Sunday Sept. 4, at Riverside Community Church (Sunchase Cinema) Farmville, Va. The family will receive friends at the Lacey Home in Farmville immediately following church services. A memorial celebration will also be held at Braintrim Baptist Church, 2 p.m., Sunday Sept. 11, in Laceyville. The Shorter Funeral Home of Farmville, Va. is serving the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 2, 2011


WILCOX Thomas Alfred Wilcox

born in Canton, Pa., Feb. 3, 1914, to Minnie Pearl Hakes and Frederick Alfred Wilcox, went to his eternal home in heaven on Aug. 29, 2011.  He grew up in Waverly, N.Y. and summered in Evergreen, Pa. with his maternal grandparents. He attended God's Bible School in Cincinnati, Ohio and Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y., before being called to serve as pastor at the Canton Christian Missionary Alliance church in 1935. He met his wife, of 75 years, on July 4, 1936 and married her on Aug. 4, 1936. He was a proud and loving father of three sons and one daughter. He received his ordination on Sept. 18, 1941, at the District Conference in Buffalo, N.Y. He faithfully served his calling as a minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance for 47 years. He was a pastor to congregations in Canton, Allentown, Lancaster, and Williamsport, Pa., Frederick, Md., Newark, N.J., as well as, Newark, North Tonawanda, and Walton, N.Y. He also served in CMA Bureau of Evangelism from 1957 to 1959 and traveled throughout the U.S. sharing the gospel message.  He served as camp director for Hughesville Friends Camp, Hughesville, Pa., for 14 years after leaving full-time ministry in 1982. He continued as pastor-emeritus in the Hughesville/Williamsport area until in 2004, when he retired, along with his wife, to Chapel Pointe Retirement Community at Carlisle, Pa.  He is survived by two sons, Alden Thomas Wilcox, S.C., Samuel Ansley Wilcox, husband of Cynthia W., Lancaster, Pa. and a daughter, Rebecca W. Lehmann, Elizabethtown, Pa. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, on Aug. 3, 2011, his eldest son, Keith C. Wilcox Sr., in October 2004 and his son-in-law, Klaus Lehmann in April 2011.  Services will be at the Chapel Pointe Alliance Church, 770 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013, on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Ronald G. Milley and Rev. Walt Frankenberry officiating. Viewing will be from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Chapel. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Westminster Cemetery, Lancaster.  Flowers may be omitted and contributions may be made to either Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Chapel Pointe Benevolent Fund, 770 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013.  Arrangements are being handled by the Ronan Funeral Home, 255 York Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Williamsport Sun Gazette – August 31, 2011   


WILDER Ellis Elton Wilder

95, of Camptown, Pa., and formerly of Montrose, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 after a brief illness. He was born in Gibson, Pa., to the late Burr L. and Lillian (Holmes) Wilder.   Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Wilder and Tom Schwartzer of New Cumberland, Pa.; brother, Robert Wilder of Susquehanna, Pa.; five grandchildren, Virginia, John and Laura Schwartzer and Melissa Ankeny and Scott Sanders, two great-grandchildren, Holden and Torie; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Esther (Rose) Wilder, a daughter, Phyllis Sanders, a son, David Wilder, a sister, Vada Wilder, and two brothers, Lloyd and Hollis Wilder.  Ellis was proud of the fact that he painted and worked in most of the churches and large homes in Montrose. After retiring from his painting and contracting business, he started Wilder's Blueberry Farm. He and his wife, Esther, grew and sold fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers at several farmers' markets for many years until Esther's death. For the last 18 years, Ellis lived in Camptown and enjoyed the company of his very special friend, Cora Sutton. He considered himself a very lucky man to have met and loved two very special women in his lifetime.   A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. of Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home with the Rev. David Dewing of the Camptown Community Church officiating. Interment will be in the Montrose Cemetery. Friends may call on the family an hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ellis' memory may be made to the Camptown Community Church, P.O. Box 163, Camptown, PA 18815    Towanda Daily Review – September 4, 2011  


WOOD Schaening, Phyllis A.

Age 66, of Elmira, NY, died at her home on August 26, 2011. She is survived by her children, Cynthia Ponder of Elmira, Daniel Schaening of FL and Pamela (Will) Greene of Elmira; brother, Rodger Wood of MI; sister, Marcella Johnstone of MI; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and a special thanks to all of her friends. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – August 29, 2011  


WORMLEY Robert P. Wormley, Sr.

87, of Scottsburg, formerly of Little Marsh, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Ind.  He was born March 18, 1924, in West Almond, N.Y., the son of the late Ray and Myrtle (Sutton) Wormley.  He was a retired mechanic and had worked at multiple shops in Pennsylvania, was a United States Army Air Corp veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post # 6753 in Knoxville.  Survivors include a son, Robert P. Wormley, Jr. of Lexington, Ind.; four daughters, Diana Bisanar of McCallister, Okla., Nancy Powley of Wallworth, N.Y., Lynette O'Dell of Jacksonville, N.C., Karen Kesby of Palmyra, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Wormley on June 24, 2011; a brother, Harold Wormley and two sisters, Ruth Kroldart and Esther Guerra.   Cremation was chosen. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Ind. Friends may visit the family after 1 p.m., Sunday.     Wellsboro Gazette - September 1, 2011


ZIEGLER Edwin Ziegler III

73, of Harrison Valley, PA, formerly of Ulysses, died Sunday, August 28, 2011 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  Born August 1, 1938, in Salford, PA, he was the son of Edwin R. and Della Marie Fryer Ziegler.  He was married to the former Nancy A. Moore, who predeceased him on May 8, 2008.  A graduate of Pottstown Senior High School, he was employed by Risson Press in Pottstown as a lithographer for 12 years and by Boyertown Publishing Co. in Boyertown as an assistant foreman in the offset preparatory dept. for eight years.  He began employment as chaplain at the Northern Tier Children’s Home in Harrison Valley in 1984, leaving only to attend Philadelphia College of Bible (now Philadelphia Biblical University), where he graduated in 1996.  An ordained minister, he attended the Ulysses Free Methodist Church.  Surviving are:  a son, Edwin Ziegler, IV of Lincoln, NE;  a daughter, Lori A. Kazimer of Coudersport, PA;  six grandchildren;  two great-grandchildren;  five sisters, Betty Trovinger, Fern Weidner, and Edna Bauer, all of Pottstown, Norma Smith and Ernestine Reinert, both of Boyertown;  and nieces and nephews.  There will be no visitation or service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Coudy News – August 29, 2011

? Doris Lietka

78, of Mansfield, went home to be with her Lord, Sept. 6, 2011.  Friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Friday, Sept. 9 from 1 p.m. until time of funeral services at 2 p.m.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – September 8, 2011 

? Marilyn D. O'Brien

67, of Jacksonville, formerly of Corning, N.Y., died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, following a brief illness.  She was employed as a secretary for Ingersoll Rand Company in Painted Post, N.Y. and as the administrator for the American Lung Association’s Florida Thoracic Society.  Survivors include her husband, Michael; a son, Michael; a brother, James of Avoca, N.Y.; and a sister, Ellen of Portland, Ind.  Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850 St. Johns Bluff Road N., Jacksonville.  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11665 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville. Burial will be in Jacksonville National Cemetery.   Corning Leader – September 8, 2011

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