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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 Betty Louise Kastenhuber

89, died on Thursday, October 20, 2011. Mrs. Kastenhuber was born February 21, 1922 in New Jersey to the late Alfred O. and Louise Thomas Allen. She moved to Lexington 35 years ago, after living in New Jersey most of her life, to be near her son who was attending the University of South Carolina. She was a member of Boiling Springs United Methodist Church. Mrs. Kastenhuber is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert James Kastenhuber Sr., of Lexington; sons, James Drager, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, and Robert James Kastenhuber Jr., of Rock Hill; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth A. Kastenhuber; and a brother, Daniel W. Allen. A memorial service will be held at a later date to honor Mrs. Kastenhuber's life. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.  Star Gazette – October 23, 2011   


BANIK Rose Mary Mucci

Elmira: died unexpectedly on Friday, October 14, 2011 at home. Rose Mary was born on May 3, 1935 in Corning, a daughter of the late John and Anna Dunay Banik. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband of 55 years Ronald A. Mucci, brother John Banik, sister Margaret Blackwell, sister-in-law Josephine Mucci, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Ralph Mucci, Marion and Carol Mucci, brother-in-law Edward Sardisco and his sons, Christopher and Mark. Rose Mary is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Daryl Ann Mucci of Longmeadow MA, Mark and Kirsten Mucci of Horseheads; daughter and son-in-law Debra and Glenn Grottenthaler of Elmira; grandchildren, Rose Lanee, Stephen, Christopher, Nicholas, Joseph and Matthew. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Patricia Sardisco, Annabelle Banik; brothers-in-law, Larry Mucci and Warren Blackwell; along with several nieces, nephews, many special friends and neighbors. Rose Mary had over 40 years of dedicated service at the Anchor Glass Container Company. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Rose Mary took great pride in her home and garden; both were extensions of her love for life. She never asked for anything but set an example in selfless giving. Rose Mary touched the lives of everyone she met, most of all her family. She was truly the keystone that held the family together with her unconditional love. Mom, you will forever live on in our hearts. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Flowers are welcome, but giving as Rose Mary would have, to the charity of one's choice, would be appreciated.   Star Gazette – October 17, 2011 


BARNES Elijah Ronald Barnes

born on April 14, 2010, died at home in the arms of his mother on Sept. 22, 2011 following a courageous fight with cancer.  He was the infant son of Lance Barnes and Christa Ziegler of Spring, Texas.  He is survived by his parents; his sister, Isabella Barnes; paternal grandparents Ron and Kim Barnes, of Wysox, Pa. and Mary Lou Stroud of Sayre, Pa.; maternal grandparents Charles and Lucille Ziegler of Lanoka Harbor, N.J.; great-grandmothers Rose Andrewlavage of Sayre, Pa. and Lucille Burlazzi of Toms River, N.J.; aunt and uncles Seth and Sheena Barnes of East Smithfield, Pa., Phillip and Amy Ziegler of Hoboken, N.J. and Chris and Melissa Furman of North Augusta, Ga.; aunts Ashley Ziegler of Harrisburg, Pa. and Meredith Barnes of Wysox, Pa.; and many other relatives and friends who treasured him dearly.  Memorials may be sent to: Jennifer Elliott, 2307 Marblecrest Lane, Spring, TX 77388. All funds will be given as a gift to Texas Children's Hospital to benefit the Child Life Services' need for toy batteries and sponsored parking.  Towanda Daily Review – October 19, 2011   


BELLOWS Donald Mick J. Bellows, Sr.

age 80, of Mansfield, PA, died on Friday, October 21, 2011 in The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Mick was born on August 27, 1931 in New York, the son of Luther and Myrtle (Butts) Bellows. Prior to his retirement, Mick was employed as a laborer for Thatcher Glass. He was a member of the local VFW and the Rod & Gun Club.   Mick is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Donald Bellows, Jr. of Bernville, PA, Steven and Becky Bellows of Elmira, NY, Colby Bellows of Tioga, PA; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lacey Bellows of Schuylkill Haven, PA, Kimber and Kevin Poorman of Rebersburg, PA, Christy and Douglas Rachau of Madisonburg, PA; one brother, Louis Bellows of Gillett, PA. He was predeceased by three brothers, LeRoy, William and Luther Bellows.   Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Mick on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA.   Funeral home obituary – October 24, 2011  


BOND Larry Bond

Hector: 53, of Hector, NY, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 21, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday (Oct. 26th) from 11am-1pm; followed by a funeral service at 1pm; burial at Hector Presbyterian Cemetery. He was predeceased by his mother, Barbara Bond Miller; sister, Patricia Bond; brother, Bruce Bond, brother-in-law, Larry Caslin, and sister-in-law, Lisa Bond. He is survived by his parents, George and Beverly Bond; brothers and sisters, Linda (Charles) Knapp, Tim Bond (Kathleen Winslow), Susan Caslin, Charles Bond, George (Rita) Bond, Debra (Skip) Opdyke, Craig Bond (David Trimble), Viola (Paul) Woodworth, Leslie (Scott) Crane; sister-in-law, Angela Bond; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friend Annie Walker. Larry worked many years at the Glen Animal Hospital in Watkins Glen. Those wishing may consider a memorial donation in his memory to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 2386 CR 10, Alpine, NY 14805 or charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – October 23, 2011


BRAUER Beverly Brauer

of Waverly, N.Y., died  on Sept. 24, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  She was born Oct. 31, 1933 to Harold and Lena Tubbs Brauer. Beverly graduated from Waverly High School in 1952 and attended the Jean Summer’s Business School in Elmira, N.Y. She lived most of her adult life in Owego, N.Y., and worked for many years at the Riverow Bookshop on Front St. in Owego. Beverly loved art history and designs, reading, listening to music and gardening. She was especially fond of animals and flowers of all kinds.  She will be missed by niece Susan Evans of Benzonia, Michigan, cousins Philip Tubbs, Sayre, Pa., Marsha Harper, Vermont, Ohio, and friends Susan Brady, Joanne Herneisey and Shirley Searfoss.   Luckner Funeral Home in Waverly, N.Y., is providing arrangements.   Sayre Morning Times - October 20, 2011   


COLE David Joseph Sr.

Formerly of Wellsburg: David Joseph Cole Sr., 67, Haverhill, MA, died Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Kaplan Hospice House with his wife and dog by his side. He was a longtime resident of Wellsburg, NY before relocating to Haverhill in 2010. David was most recently employed by Dalrymple Construction, before retiring in 2006 after 34 years. Previous to that he had his own company Cole Welding Service, as the skilled welder that he was. David was a proud member of the United States Navy having served 3 tours in Vietnam aboard the USS Perkins DD877. He was a lifetime member of the VVA Chapter #803 Elmira, NY, as well as the VFW Post 901, Elmira, NY. He had a long term association with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 70. He was a devoted Cleveland Browns and New York Yankees fan. Besides his wife of 31 years, Barbara A. Cole of Haverhill, MA, he leaves his only son, David J. Cole Jr. and his wife Michelle of Rowley, MA; his mother, Genevieve Cole of Melbourne, FL; brother, Donald Cole of Trumansburg, NY and sister, Joanne Manchester of Melbourne, Florida; brothers-in-law, Robert Fleming of Corona, CA and Robert Sunheimer of Syracuse, NY; sisters-in-law, Bonny Sunheimer of Syracuse, NY and Kimberly Fleming of Corona, CA; nieces, Sarah Cole, Alison Cole, Julie Manchester, and Kristin Sunheimer; nephews, Mark Sunheimer and Brian Manchester and his wife Jill; grandnephew, Nathan and grand nieces, Riley and Lindsey; cousins, Jim, Kathy, Pat and Tom; dear friends, Karen Brown and Charles (Buzz) Boston of Merrimac, MA; beloved pets, Molly and Rocky. He was predeceased by his father, Merton D. Cole and his sister-in-law, Barbara A. Cole. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation and gratitude to the staff at the Kaplan Hospice House, Danvers, MA. Due to David's wishes, there will be no services. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at The VFW Georgetown, MA. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in David's name can be made to the Hospice of the NorthShore & Greater Boston, Mail to: Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or the Bedford VAMC Patient Programs, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730.  Star Gazette – October 19, 2011   


COLE Jay Cole

72, of Hamilton, Ohio, died  suddenly, Thursday, October 13, 2011, the result of a car accident. Jay was the son of Stanley and Edith Castle Cole and a 1957 graduate of the Athens Area High School. He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Karen. Jay is survived by his wife, Goldie, of nine years; four children, William (and wife, Kathryn) Cole, Lisa (and husband, Orin) Jobes, Jeffrey (and wife, LeeAnn) Cole, Tracy Cole; stepson, Scott Ridenour; grandchildren, Billy, Danelle, Jeff, Jaden, Cassidy and many other relatives, friends. A funeral service was held for Jay on October 18, 2011 in Hamilton, Ohio.   Sayre Morning Times – October 26, 2011   


COLES Robert Nelson "Big Chief" Coles

82, of Waynesboro, PA, died on Friday, October 21, 2011, at his home. Born August 1, 1929 in Shamokin, PA, he was the son of the late William Robert and Verna Mae (Doub) Coles. Robert devoted his life by putting faith into practice through prayer, scripture, and music. He served five years as a Salvation Army Officer. In 1962 he entered the Volunteers of America as an Ordained Minister and officer. Known as "Big Chief" Bob Coles, he developed accredited youth and Christmas programs in Elmira, NY. Arriving in Hagerstown, MD, Big Chief Coles continued to organize accredited programs by established group homes for both boys and girls. At the rank of Lt. Colonel, he served over 50 years of service. Robert had remained the National Informational Officer for the American Rescue Workers. His musical talent involved the excising of his fingers dancing across keys of the piano, most zealous in his playing. He was a graduate and the president of the graduating class of the 32 degree Masons of the Valley of Corning, NY; a 33rd Degree Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Georgia; a member of the Scottish Rite of Valley of Rochester, NY; a member of the Salvation Army Southern Division. Robert was also a member of First Christian Church in Hagerstown; Volunteers of America Northern Division, American Rescue, in Williamsport, PA, and Life Lutheran Services in Chambersburg, PA. He is survived by his loving wife of over 64 years, Martha Katheryn (Budd) Coles; a son, Robert N. Coles, Jr. and wife Nancy Jo of Yorktown, IN; four daughters, Marsha Pearson and husband Bill of Horseheads, NY, Emily Coles of Elmira, NY, Verna Brown of Williamsport, MD, Charlotte Zeis and husband Tim of Mercersburg, PA; two brothers, William Russell Coles of Pottsville, PA, Charles H. Coles and wife Charlotte of Manahawkin, NJ; a sister, Emily Mae Foreman of New York City, NY; fourteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Nelson Robert Coles, who died in 2006; two infant children, Rebecca and Donald Coles; a grandson, Christopher Bauer; and granddaughter, Stephaine Pearson; a brother-in-law, Ronald "Bob" Foreman; and a sister-in-law, Marie Coles. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2011, at First Christian Church, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Nancy Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740. Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown, is in charge of the arrangements.   Star Gazette – October 25, 2011 


COLETTA Mary F. Williams

Age 70, died October 17, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Mary was born May 21, 1941 to John A. Coletta and Elizabeth J. Myers in Buffalo, NY. Her last employment was for the Chemung County Department of Social Services in Elmira, NY, which she enjoyed immensely. Mary enjoyed traveling on cruise ships, casinos, and spending as much time as possible with her grandsons, Connor and Thomas Gregory of Ballston Spa, NY. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Donald L. Williams, of Elmira; her daughter, Kelli (Jason) Gregory of Ballston Spa; sister Jean Ann (John) Cox; nephew John (Mary) Cox, Jr.; nieces Julie (Mike) Biviano and Tara (Shawn) Nugent; great-nephews Johnny Cox and Joey Biviano; great-nieces Morgan Cox and Maddy Nugent; and good friends Patricia Gregory and Karen Janeski. Mary was grateful to have all of these special people in her life, and was grateful for their love and friendships. She was predeceased by both of her parents and step-mother, Gweneth Coletta. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in Mary's honor at the Baker Family Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 19 at 1 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating.  Star Gazette – October 18, 2011   


COWELL Janet Lynn Cowell Smith

51, of Horseheads, died Monday, October 24, 2011 in her home, after a long battle with stomach cancer. Born March 7, 1960 in Cuba, New York, she was a daughter of Ernest "Butch" and Margaret "Peggy" Stone Cowell. On June 8, 1985 at the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Little Genesee, NY, she married Ralph William Smith, who survives. They lived in Little Genesee for most of their married lives, moving to Florida in 2004 and then to Horseheads in 2007. Janet was a graduate of Bolivar Central High School class of 1978. She attended Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY and the Olean Business Institute, Olean, NY. She was Town Clerk and Tax Collector for the Town of Genesee. Most recently Janet was employed as a bookkeeper by McWane International in Elmira. Janet enjoyed riding the motorcycle with her husband, boating, fishing, traveling, playing cards, and crocheting. She especially loved spending time with her family, having raised three wonderful children whom she and husband were very proud of. She was involved in many activities and clubs. She was a Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout Leader, summer soccer coach, summer softball coach, member and President of the Bolivar Lioness Club, G.A.T.E. coach, PTO member, assistant high school cheerleading coach, member of B.R.A.G., had served as treasurer for the Little Genesee Library Board and was instrumental in starting the Pioneer Oil Days celebration. She was a member of the Wellsville Grand Squares and the Elmira Relaxed Squares. She did volunteer work for Meals on Wheels and Hospice in Horseheads. Janet dabbled in graphic art and designing. She wrote and designed the newsletters for B.R.A.G. (Bolivar Richburg Allentown Genesee Historical Society); Lioness booklets; wedding, baby shower, and birthday invitations; several professional business cards; and most of the Pioneer Oil Days and B.R.A.G. documents. Janet appreciated everything everyone did for her during her cancer journey. Surviving besides her husband and her parents of Little Genesee, NY are three children: Brian (Nicole) Smith of West Seneca, Kimberly (Eric) O'Dell of Elmira Heights, and Ray (Jessica) Smith of Alliance, NE; her three precious grandchildren, Jadelynn Smith, Kallen Lewis and Trayven Smith; three brothers, Ernie (Ruth) Cowell of Little Genesee, NY, Daniel Cowell of Bolivar, NY, and Alfred Cowell of Friendship, NY; two sisters, Penny (Ken) Marriott of Williamson, NY and Patricia (Simpson) Barber of Horseheads, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Janet was predeceased by her good friend, Shelly Davison. Friends may call on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA. A celebration of Janet's life will be held at the Faith Bible Church, Little Genesee, on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. Pastor David Herne, of Heritage AFlame Ministries, will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar. In lieu flowers, memorials may be made to B.R.A.G., c/o Bolivar Library, Main Street, Bolivar, NY 14715.   Star Gazette – October 26, 2011


DOUGLASS Eleanor A. Smith

70, of Fayetteville, PA and formerly of Horseheads and Big Flats, NY, died Monday morning, October 24, 2011, at Hershey Medical Center. Born August 28, 1941 in Plainfield, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Argue Douglass. Eleanor was a graduate of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in New Jersey. A licensed real estate broker in New York, she owned and operated Eleanor A. Smith Real Estate in Big Flats. She was a hospice volunteer and an EMT and paramedic instructor in Chemung County, NY. Eleanor had a great affection for horses and operated a horse farm with her husband in Big Flats for ten years. Upon moving to her current home in Fayetteville in 2001, she devoted much of her time to serving as President of the Gettysburg Area Ostomy Support Group and volunteering with Meals on Wheels. She was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Fayetteville and participated in numerous church activities. Eleanor is survived by her loving husband, Richard K. Smith, whom she married September 3, 1966; five children, Douglas R. Ahrens and wife Patricia of Ballston Spa, NY, Stephen F. Ahrens of Charlotte, NC, Michael B. Ahrens and wife Cathy of Horseheads, NY, Debra L. Gaboriault of Rochester, NY, and David E. Smith and wife Laura of Elmhurst, IL; a daughter-in-law, Aileen Smith of Wawautosa, WI; and fourteen grandchildren. She is also survived by three siblings, Janet Yankalunas and husband Edward of Eastville, VA, Barbara Melvin and husband William of Coal Grove, OH, and Donald T. Douglass and wife Eileen of Cape May Court House, NJ. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Michael R. Smith on June 16, 2011. A private celebration of Eleanor's life will be held by her family. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive, Fayetteville, PA 17222. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  Star Gazette – October 25, 2011    


DUTTON Jack Dutton

82, of Johnson Road, (Windham Twp.) Rome, Pa., died on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at his home that he loved and shared with his niece and nephew, Kelly and Joel Edsell and their children.  Jack was born on June 5, 1929 in Nichols, N.Y., a son of the late Nellie (Olmstead) and Earl Dutton. He proudly served his county with the U.S. Air Force and was a life member of the Wright-Edsell American Legion Post in Nichols. Jack was employed by several area foundries and retired from Ajax Foundry in Sayre. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors.  Jack is survived by his sisters Althea Lewis of Waverly and Jean Henry of Candor, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law Jay and Carol Dutton and their children, whom he thought of as his children; niece Kelly (Joel) Edsell and their children Morgan, Drew and Kamryn; nephews Barry (Edlyn) Dutton and their children Charles, Alexander and Sarah (with whom he shared his birthday); and Alan (Rachael) Dutton and their children Jay II, Constance and Evan; nieces and nephews Charlene (Larry) Katchuk, Todd (Carla Bendock) Rogers, Terry (Debbie) Rogers, Doug (Diane) Rogers, Bonnie Walker, Ronald Henry, Gary (Carol) Henry, Carol (Michael) O'Toole and Cindy Nye. Jack was predeceased by his parents; brothers Leroy and Frank; sisters Harriet Rogers, Catherine Nye and Connie Dutton; nieces Barbara Lewis, Beverly Bell and Becky Henry.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of remembering Jack from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Military honors will be accorded at the conclusion of calling hours. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Wright Edsell American Legion Post, Dean Street, Nichols.  Towanda Daily Review – October 23, 2011   


FLOOD Matt M. Flood Jr.

of Interlaken, NY died on March 14, 2011 at the age of 88. There will be a graveside service at the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery on State Route 96A at 11AM on Thursday, October 20th, 2011 with Pastor Dennis Christiansen officiating. A gathering for family and friends will be held at the First Baptist Church of Trumansburg, 4443 Seneca Road from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.   Star Gazette – October 17, 2011


FRANTZ Terry Lee

of Waverly died October 20, 2011 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira NY.  Born May 15, 1964 in the Town of Barton the daughter, of the late Janice (Namet) and Francis A. Frantz.  Terry has been a resident of the Valley for over twenty five years. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She loved her computergame POGO. She worked for the Sayre High School as a custodian for many years.  Surviving Terry are her sons; William Elliott, Jr. of S. Waverly and Dustin Elliott, of Chemung, Terry is also survived by two grandchildren. She is also survived by her four brothers; Francis (Lori) Frantz, Athens, PA. George (Misty) Frantz, Chemung, NY, Thomas (Joanne) Frantz, Owego, NY, and Dean (Nikki) Frantz of Waverly, NY her two sisters; Mona Warfle, Owego, NY and Ann (Alan) Winters of Waverly NY., as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A gathering of friends and family will be held Thursday October 27, 2011 at the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly NY from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sayre Morning Times – October 24, 2011   


GLEOCKLER Wanda Gleockler McCauley

92, widow of Frank B. McCauley of Canandaigua, N.Y., formerly a long time resident of Ulster, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.  Wanda was born Dec. 18, 1918 in Fox Twp., Sullivan County, Pa., and was the last surviving of eight children born to Adam and Violet Rosbach Gleockler. She attended the Ulster School and in early years was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y. during World War II and the Blue Swan Mill in Sayre, Pa.  On May 29, 1954, she married Frank B. McCauley. Wanda was later employed by the Crystal Springs Restaurant in North Towanda and by the Pumpernickel Restaurant in Athens, Pa., until her retirement.  She was the oldest member of the Ulster United Methodist Church having been a member there for 86 years. She was also a member of the area senior citizens group. Wanda loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She is survived by: her children, Barbara Johnson of Canandaigua, N.Y., John A. McCauley and wife Cynthia of Sayre, Pa. and Daniel F. McCauley of Williamsport, Pa.; five grandchildren, Judy Johnson, Linda Moore, Wanda Moore, John Villegas and Adam McCauley; four great grandchildren, Russell and Kathleen Blank, and Connor and Kyle Moore; a special niece, Nancy Hudson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank B. McCauley on Feb. 24, 1991; an infant daughter, Dawn Marie; five sisters, Naomi Gregory, Letha Gleockler, Mazie Bouchard, Phyllis McCormack and Ruth Miller; two brothers, Dudley Gleockler and Jack Gleockler; grandson-in-law, Shawn Moore and son-in-law, Charlie Johnson.  The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at the Ulster United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, at the church.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345, Ulster, PA 18850, in Wanda's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, Pa.  "God loaned her to us for 92 years and her beautiful contract was up."  Towanda Daily Review – October 17, 2011


GOLTSCH Antoinette Marie Taylor

61, of Windham Township, Pa., died Saturday evening, Oct. 15, 2011 at her home following declining health. Antoinette was born March 27, 1950 in Jersey City, N.J. the daughter of Erwin and Ann Pascarello Goltsch.  Surviving are three children, Anthony Krsyzckowski and wife Susan of Windham Township, Matthew Krsyzckowski and wife Terri of Brick, N.J., and Angela Taylor Piccaro and husband Jeff of Beachwood, N.J.; grandchildren, Gabrielle Krsyzckowski, Hailey Krsyzckowski, Brianna Krsyzckowski, Dominick Krsyzckowski, Olivia Krsyzckowski, Alexis Piccaro, and Frankie Piccaro; great-grandchildren Madlynne and Lylah; her parents, Erwin and Ann Goltsch of Manahawkin, N.J.; four brothers, Thomas Goltsch and wife Linda of Staten Island, N.Y., Anthony Goltsch and wife Rosanna of Florida, Richard Goltsch and wife Debbie of Brick, N.J., and Edward Goltsch and wife Ada of Manahawkin, N.J. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In honor of Antoinette's request, there are no calling hours or funeral services.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Antoinette's family with arrangements.    Towanda Daily Review – October 18, 2011   


GOODIER Dorothy M. Frost

age 85, of Corning, died on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Corning Hospital. She was born on May 5, 1926 in Corning, the daughter of Thomas and Grace (Johnson) Goodier. She married Adrian E. Frost on June 6, 1945 in Corning. He predeceased her on September 12, 2008.  Dorothy worked at Meals on Wheels, was a past member of the Merchantville Grange, and she loved all animals and watching and feeding the birds.  She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Stephens, Marie Hoyt, and Diana Cook all of Horseheads, son and daughter in law, Thomas and Melody Frost of Corning, Ten grandchildren, Seven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Dorothy's funeral service will follow calling hours there at 4:00 pm. Burial will take place at Coopers Plains Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Corning Meals on Wheels, 144 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830, Finger Lakes Humane Society, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810, or Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.    Funeral home obituary – October 24, 2011   


GOODREAU Eugene Goodreau

of Rochester, N.Y., died peacefully Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.  Gene is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Maysie (Frisk); daughter, Cindy Rich and her husband, Michael; son, Jim Goodreau and his wife, Sueane; cherished grandchildren, Dominic, Joseph, Josephine, and Will; brother, Merle Goodreau and his wife Monica; sister, Evy Close and her husband Joe; brother-in-law, Alan Frisk and his wife Janet; many nieces and nephews.   Gene, son of the late Stuart and Marguerite Goodreau, was born on Dec. 13, 1935, in Wellsboro.  Gene's memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane, Rochester, N.Y. Burial Private. Arrangements entrusted to Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, Inc.   Wellsboro Gazette – October 21, 2011  


HAAG Fredrick Charles Haag Jr.

41, of Johnson City, N.Y. died  on Monday morning Oct. 24, 2011 at the Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y.  He was born on July 7, 1970 at St. Mary's Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of Fredrick C. Haag and Joan M. Moore Haag-Taylor.  Fredrick was the owner and operator of Haag-Hauling, a long haul company from Johnson City. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and loved camping and sailing.  Fredrick is survived by his mother Joan M. Haag Taylor of Johnson City N.Y.; a son Stefan Haag; and a daughter Katie Mae Haag; sisters Bernadine Morris and Christine Weaver of Dushore, Pa.; four nieces Kristina and Theresa Askew and Kathryn and Sarah Weaver.  A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA 18614, with Rev. Joseph Hornick of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.  Family and friends are invited to a viewing at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday.  Interment will be held later at the convenience of the family.  Towanda Daily Review - October 26, 2011     


HARRINGTON George E. Harrington

October 16, 2011, of Akron, NY, devoted father of Kelly (late Terry) Yuskiw, Michael (Lori) and Sean Harrington; loving grandfather of Jennifer, Patrick, Abbey, Abby (Nick), Kristen, Alyssa, Lanie, Madison, Sierra; and eight great-grandchildren; dear brother of Patricia (Tom) Walker, Rick (Helen) Beardsley and the late Laverne and David Beardsley; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services at the New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St., Thursday at 1 p.m. No prior visitation. Mr. Harrington was a member of the United States Coast Guard. Arrangements by the Buszka Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – October 20, 2011


HATTON Thomas E. Hatton Sr.

75, of Galeton, PA, formerly of Media, PA, died on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at his home. Born February 23, 1936 in Upper Darby, PA, he was a son of the late Thomas S. and Elizabeth (Shirlow) Hatton. On July 17, 1954, in Media, Pa, he married the former Grace Stokes, who survives. Thomas was a meat cutter for A&P Grocery Stores. He was a member of the Germania Luncheon Club and enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family and friends. Surviving in addition to his wife of 57 years, Grace Hatton, are a son, Thomas E. (Dianna) Hatton, Jr., West Grove, PA; three daughters, Linda Richway, Vorrhees, NJ, Deborah Yerger, Wellsboro, PA, and Barbara Ann Hatton, Coudersport, PA; a brother, Charles "Chick" (Dolly) Hatton, Malvern, PA; a sister, Betty Mae (Don) Neff, Roseburg, OR; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Services have been entrusted to Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Collins Chapel, Galeton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Star Gazette – October 23, 2011 


HAUS John P. Rinhart-Haus

John P. Rinehart-Haus, 48, of 422 N. Buffalo St., Elkland, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2011, at his home.  He was born June 19, 1963, in Williamsport, the son of John and Janice Peluso Haus. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Monday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m., where a memorial service will be held following visitation at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Goodrich, officiating.  Wellsboro Gazette – October 22, 2011   


HERINGTON Diann R. Herington

45, of Savona, NY, died, Thursday October 20, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.  Daughter of the Late Frederick DeArmitt and Arline Filkins, biological daughter to Patricia Hartmann.  Survived by her husband: Todd Herington; three daughters: Amanda, Alyssa, and Andrea Herington; sisters: Debbie, Linda, and Vicky; brothers: John, Joseph, and Christopher; grandson Benjamin; and several nieces and nephews.  Diann loved taking care of her children and spending time with her grandson Ben. She loved taking scenic rides with her husband and cooking for her family.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday October 25 at 1:00 pm at Savona Federated Church.  Burial will be in Seamans Cemetery, Savona.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to Annamae Gardner, 8705 Oak Hill Road Savona, NY 14879, for Andrea's college trust fund.   Funeral home obituary – October 24, 2011


HOFFMAN Marjorie M. Donahue

Age 91, of Horseheads, NY, died on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Elcor Health Services. She was born on May 7, 1920 in New Columbia, PA to the late Proctor and Etha (Ranck) Hoffman. Marjorie is survived by her friends, Ann Keough of Horseheads, Jackie Ettenberger of Horseheads and Ann Chalk of Elmira; her feline companion "Sam". She retired from Moore Business Forms after many years of service. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Marjorie on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will take place in Highland Cemetery, New Columbia, PA at a later date.

Star Gazette – October 25, 2011 


HORSEY Barbara A. Brown

Age 57 of Elmira, NY. She was born January 16, 1954 in Elmira, daughter of the late George and Mary (Preston) Horsey, Jr. and died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters Shirley Miller and Mary Ann Thomas. She is survived by her son Cedric Brown of Elmira; brother George (Pearl) Horsey III of Elmira; sister Vanessa Serrano of Auburn, NY along with a host of nieces and nephews. Barbara was a member of Monumental Baptist Church and a former employee of Kaufmann's Department Store. Family and friends are invited to visit Monumental Baptist Church, 310 E. Clinton St., Elmira on Thursday, October 20th from 11 am to 12 noon. Her funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Barbara through donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Association, 706 Haddonfield Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – October 18, 2011


LANDMESSER Emily Wellman

Age 75, died on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. Emily was born on June 13, 1936, the daughter of the late Jacob & Gertrude Landmesser. She is survived by her husband, Loren Wellman of Montour Falls, NY; children: Richard Black of Sayre, PA., Dorothy Kaliati of Kalamazoo, MI., Terri Adams of Elmira, NY, Allen Black of Elmira Heights, NY, William Black of Elmira, NY and Janet Smith of Elmira, NY; special granddaughter, Emily Black; along with 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; sisters: Dorothy Kennedy of Beaver Dams, NY, Clara Wheaton of Montour Falls, NY, and Jean White of Florida; brothers: Henry Landmesser of Laurens, SC., Jake Landmesser of Horseheads, NY and Howard Landmesser of Wellsburg, NY; special Aunt, Jean Landmesser of Horseheads, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Her funeral service will be held following visitation at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery.    Star Gazette – October 26, 2011


LANDMESSER David C. Landmesser

56, of Powell, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 at his home.  Born March 24, 1955 in Towanda, Pa. he is the son of Glenn and Marilyn Miller Landmesser. David was a graduate of Towanda Area High School class of 1973. He was employed by Arnolds Farm in Powell, Pa. for 39 years until the time of his death. David enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was a Life member of the National Rifle Association and the North American Hunting Club.  He is survived by his children, Monica A. Landmesser, Duane B. Landmesser and Valerie I. Landmesser all of Towanda; grandchildren, Skyler Allen, Aerianna Landmesser and Lucas Vincent; his parents, Glenn and Marilyn Miller Landmesser of Burlington; his sister and brother-in-law, Renee and David Munkittrick of Hornbrook; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Louie and April Landmesser of Franklindale, Tim and Becky Landmesser of Ulster and Bobby and Diane Landmesser of Towanda; a sister-in-law, Abbie Landmesser of North Rome; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Landmesser on Aug. 23, 2011.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one's choice in David's memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting David's family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – October 21, 2011 


LATONE Dorothy J. Finnegan

75, of New Cumberland and formerly of Towanda, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Derry Twp.   Dorothy graduated from Edwardsville High School. She retired as a day care teacher from the Bradford County Day Care Center after 27 years of caring service. Dorothy's family and friends knew her as a strong and caring provider for her children and grandchildren. She also blessed those around her with a wonderful sense of humor. She was the center of her family circle and will be greatly missed. She was born April 24, 1936 in Edwardsville to the late Thomas and Helen (Rutkowski) Latone.  She is survived by her three children, Lee Ann Grajales (Henry) of New Cumberland, Judy Marinelli (Joseph) of Shiremanstown, and Patrick Finnegan (May) of Towanda; a loving sister, Barbara Cunion (Francis) of Clark Summit; and four grandchildren: Alex, Jillian, P.J. and Sharon.   A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 22 at Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland, with the Rev. S. T. Antony Raja officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation.   Towanda Daily Review – October 20, 2011   


LEMON Kathryn Eileen Lemon Cooley

84, of 35 Vine St., Towanda, Wysox Twp., Pa., died Sunday morning, Oct. 23, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa. "Eileen," as she was known by her family and friends, was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Cape Pratt, Kansas., a daughter of the late Clyde and Myrle Crocker Lemon.  She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, class of 1946. On Nov. 20, 1948, she married Ralph Cooley in the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. In early years, she was employed by the North Penn Power Company. Eileen and Ralph owned and operated Cooley's Greenhouse and Nursery in Wysox Twp., for 22 years. Eileen also served as an Avon representative in the area for 26 years. She was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church and its choir, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Towanda, Wysox Odd Fellows Auxiliary, Valley Chorus and the Northeast Singers.  Surviving are her husband Ralph D. Cooley at home; three children Dr. Norvin Cooley and his wife, Marilyn Cooley of Redland, Ore., Theron Cooley of Queens, N.Y., Rena Van Allen and her husband John VanAllen of Towanda; three grandchildren Melissa Cooley, Austin VanAllen, and Preston VanAllen; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Lemon and Paul Lemon.  A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 at the Monroeton United Methodist Church, Monroeton, Pa., with the Rev. Sandy Brant officiating.  There are no calling hours.   Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be directed to the Monroeton United Methodist Church Music Fund, P.O. Box 345, Ulster, PA 18850 in Kathryn Eileen Lemon Cooley's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  Towanda Dailty Review – October 25, 2011 


MARLAND Jane M. Rosenwinkel

age 85, of Sharwill Place in Corning, N.Y., died Monday, October 24, 2011, at Corning Hospital. Jane was born in Williamsport, PA on June 14, 1926. The only child of Fred and Leora Herr Marland, she lived in Corning her entire life, graduating from Northside High School in 1944. In 1948 Jane received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Keuka College and enjoyed a fifty-year career as a registered nurse. Beginning with Corning Hospital where she met her future husband, Raymond Rosenwinkel, who was visiting an injured baseball teammate, to the private offices of Drs. Doris and Steven Pieri, on to Corning Medical and Surgical Associates, and ending with Dr. Mala Sutton at Guthrie Medical Center on Centerway, Jane was a caregiver, colleague, role model, and mentor to many including daughter Katherine, an RN and nurse practitioner. After retirement, Jane remained active in her church, kept up with her many friends including the Class of '44 group, traveled, and enjoyed her family. Predeceased by her parents and husband Raymond, Jane is survived by children Katherine (Mark) Adelson of Fayetteville, NY and Thomas (Wendy) Rosenwinkel of Corning, along with five grandchildren; Katie Rosenwinkel of Onancock, Va; Amy (Justin) Starkey and Travis Rosenwinkel of Corning; Leah and Cara Adelson of Fayetteville, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service is planned for Friday, October 28, 3 p.m. at Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Victory Highway, Coopers Plains. A joint memorial service with her husband Raymond will be scheduled at a future date and time convenient for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 71 W. First St., Corning, NY 14830. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service has been entrusted with arrangements.  Star Gazette – October 26, 2011  


MARSHALL John M. Marshall II

22, of 108 Lewis St. Sayre, Pa., died Saturday evening, October 15, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  John was born January 8, 1989 in Towanda, Pa., the son of Kim Eddy and John M. Marshall Sr. John graduated from Towanda High School in the class of 2008 and was formerly employed by McDonald’s Restaurant in Wysox. John loved to play video games and had an appreciation for art. He also loved spending time with his many good friends, especially his brother, Josh and his close friends Cody and Nate Mosier.  John is survived by his parents, John and Bobbi Marshall of Sayre, Pa., Kim Eddy and fiancé Johnathan Westerfer of Troy, Pa., and Kirk Eddy of Towanda, Pa.; brothers, Joshua Marshall of Sayre, and Daniel Marshall of Sayre.; sisters, Nikki Marshall of Virginia Beach, Va., Amber Marshall of Sayre, Chrysta Marshall of Sayre, and Jada Eddy of Towanda, Pa.; grandparents, Robert and Nancy Kellock of Wysox, Pa., Joephine Saxon of Powell, Pa., Gary and Connie Eddy of Wysox, Pa.; a niece Aryana Elizabeth Marie Marshall of Virginia Beach, Va.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins and his cat Charlie.  A memorial service will be held Friday, October 21, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times - October 18, 2011


MITCHELL Edith "Edie" Mitchell Stoller

86, died on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, in Columbia, SC, surrounded by her family. Edie, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, was born October 16, 1925, a daughter of the late James Mitchell and Agnes Cheape Mitchell. Her home town was Buffalo, NY, where she grew up and had family and many friends. She married her late husband, William "Bill" David Stoller, on October 13, 1945, soon after his return from the Pacific where he served as a US Marine in WWII. After initially living in Buffalo, NY, they settled in and raised their family in Watertown and Horseheads, NY. Following her husband's death, Edie moved to Columbia, SC in 1983 to be near her children. She was employed by DG&F as a proof reader and retired from Richland School District II, where she worked in the computer lab at Richland Northeast High School. Edie was devoted to her family and friends, enjoyed bridge, golf, and doting on her grandchildren and family pets. She was a member of Northeast Presbyterian Church. Surviving Edie are her children, Patricia Stoller McLaren and her husband, James T. McLaren of Columbia, SC, and Brian Stoller (Deb Haywood) of St. Louis, MO; two grandchildren, Molly McLaren Davis (Matt) and William James McLaren; and one great-grandchild, Logan James Davis. Gramma Edie will always be remembered for her homemade pies, sense of humor and Scottish ways. Edie was predeceased by her sister, Margaret Mitchell D'Arcangelo. Visitation will be held at Thursday October 20, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at the Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northeast Presbyterian Church, 601 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223, or to a charity of one's choice .   Star Gazette – October 20, 2011  


MORRIS W Thomas Morris

age 85, of 93 Chestnut Street, Troy, PA, died October 13, 2011 in the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Mr. Morris graduated from Mercersburg Academy in 1944, served two years in the United States Navy flight training program, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1948 with a BA degree in mathematics and English. He was a member of the baseball and wrestling teams at Mercersburg and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity at Dartmouth. Upon graduating from Dartmouth, he worked for many, many years at Troy Dairy Farms, Inc., which was founded by his father, George C. Morris, in 1935 and supplied milk to markets in Philadelphia and New York City. In 1971, Mr. Morris was elected to the Board of the First Bank of Troy and served as its chairman and chief executive officer for 20 years. Mr. Morris was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy since 1940 and held the position of Sunday School Superintendent for 17 years, was a member of the Trojan Lodge No. 305, the Williamsport Consistory, the Troy Rotary Club, and the Eagles Mere Presbyterian Church. Mr. Morris served on the Troy School Board and the Western Bradford County School Authority as its chairman, the Armenia Mountain Debating Society, the Elmira City Club, the Eagles Mere Country Club, and the Eagles Mere Association. He also served as the senior usher and Board member of the Eagles Mere Presbyterian Church for 50 years. Mr. Morris is predeceased by his mother, Grace Thomas Morris, his father, George Coursen Morris, and his sister, Mary Morris Holmes.   Mr. Morris is survived by his wife, Edith Dixon Morris, three daughters and sons-in-law: Ann and Thomas Palmer of Coryland, Joan and Paul Theodorakos of Troy, and Jill and Mark Johnson of Tampa, FL; a brother, G. Richard Morris of Laurel Lake, and eight grandchildren: Sarah Palmer Haflett, Jeffrey Palmer, Katie Palmer Vonderheide, Justin Theodorakos, Molly Theodorakos, Benjamin Johnson, Daniel Johnson, and Peter Johnson; and a great-granddaughter, Whitney Haflett. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy at 11:00AM, Saturday, October 29, 2011 with a private burial to be held at the Eagles Mere Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Troy Community Hospital, 100 John St., Troy, PA 16947, the Eagles Mere Presbyterian Church, % Peter Crawford, 15 Carriage Way, Berwyn, PA 19312, the Eagles Mere Foundation, PO Box 402, Eagles Mere, PA 17731, and the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 1010 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614. Star Gazette – October 23, 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 children; son, Justin E. O'Brien of Pine City, NY; daughter, Morgan R. O'Brien of Pine City, NY; children's mother, Hillary O'Brien; grandmother, Pauline (Cleveland) Olthof of Bath, NY; brothers, Joseph (Deborah) O'Brien of Elmira, and their children; Sondra (Kevin ) Ogden and Erin O'Brien and fiancée Paris Canzler; 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, a billiard player and NASCAR fan. A celebration of Pat's life will be held October 22nd, 2011 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM 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 – October 20, 2011


ORSO Edalinda M. Morgan

64, of STE RTE 414, Corning, NY, died Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  She was born September 4, 1947, in Corning the daughter of Lewis and Hertha (Ribble) Orso.  She retired from Philips Lighting Company in Bath, NY.  Edalinda is survived by her spouse, Richard Robbins of Corning; children, Brenda Morgan, Richard (Tomoe) Morgan, Gerald Morgan and Kimberly Morgan, 15 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and extended family members all of Corning, NY; brothers, Alvin Orso of Sayre, PA and Bill Orso of Tuscon, AZ.  Calling hours will be held on Monday, October 24, 2011, from 5-7 p.m. at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning.  Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Painted Post, NY.   Corning Leader – October 24, 2011


OSBORNE Dewitt S. (Duke) Osborne

Age 72, of Watkins Glen, NY, died on October 19, 2011 surrounded by his family. He was born on April 24, 1939. In 1956 he enlisted in the Army as a Military Police and was stationed in France, where he met the love of his life and is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Elise Osborne; and two sons, Frank (Andrea), Wayne (Barbara) Osborne; and his very special grandchildren, Nicole, Mike, Bernadette, Genevieve Osborne; brothers, George (Regina), Warren (Rita), Gary (Kate), Jack (Rose); sisters, Shirley (Eugene) Strouse and Muriel (Steve) Petryk; and many nieces and nephews along with many loving relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Ellen (Humphrey) Osborne; and one brother and one sister. Dewitt worked at Shepard Niles for 32 years. At his request, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Thursday, October 27th, 2011, at Saint Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, Watkins Glen, NY. The Rev. Father Paul Bonacci will officiate. A private burial will take place after the Mass for family at St. Mary's Holy Cross Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday at the Moose Lodge in Montour Falls immediately after the Mass. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.   Star Gazette – October 25, 2011


PALIPKONICH John R. Palipkonich

75, of Sayre, died Saturday October 15th at the Robert Packer Hospital with his children by his side after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Sayre on June 28, 1936, he was the son of the late Steven and Anna (Commerinsky) Palipkonich. . He was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1954 and attended Penn State University. He was also a United States Army Veteran, serving with the 101st Airborn Division. John was a member of the Sayre Elks 1148, Loyal Order of the Moose of Chicago, Il, Sayre, VFW 1536, American Legion Post 283, Sons of Italy and a member of the Valley Notre Dame Club. He was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad & Conrail in the transportation department. Throughout his life he worked in various nurseries and operated his own nursery until 1999. John will be fondly remembered for his generous spirit, quick wit, his great sense of humor and his great love of family. John was predeceased by his wife Hazel (Campell) Palipkonich in 2000. He was also predeceased by brothers: Charles Palipkonich Michael Palipkonich. Sisters: Rosella Owczarski, Alga Hotalen and Alice ? . John is survived by his children Judi Palipkonich of Sayre and Steven Palipkonich of Litchfield PA. Granddaughter: Sydney Palipkonich of Lichfield PA. Sisters: Dorothy West of Sayre and Ruth Markovich of Sayre. Sister-in-laws: Gerry (Howard) Depew, Doris Williams. Brother-in-laws William (Norma) Campbell Mother-in-law Letha Boughton, Friend Sandra Murrelle and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service and celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday October 29th at 11:00 AM at the Sayre Christian Church with Rev. James Donahoo Officiating. In lieu of flowers those who wish may kindly consider a donation to the Sayre Christian Church 427 S. Keystone Ave Sayre, PA. 18840 or Happy Tails No-Kill Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 68, Towanda, PA. 18848. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  Funeral home obituary - October 22, 2011   


PIERSONS Thomas L. Piersons

born May 19, 1937 son of Leon and Kathryn Bleichner Piersons died on October 14, 2011.  Tom spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy. The last 20 years he worked security at Lake Taylor Hospital, Virginia Beach. The Last years serving as Captain of Security.  He leaves behind his wife of 34 years Virginia Piersons, children, Jennifer Miller, Mary (Robert) Hendrik, Fawn Wilson, Thomas (Elisabeth) Piersons and Robert Piersons all of Virginia Beach, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and step children. Tom is survived by brothers, George (Judy) Piersons, Presho, Jim (Marietta) Campbell, Denny (Marsha) Largo, FL. Predeceased by sister Anita Ayers and brother Jerry Piersons. Surviving sister and brother-in-laws Georgette (Raymond) Bartkowski, Elmira, Mary (Gary) Lyon, Corning, Sue Ann (George) Crippen, Bath, Ambrose (Martha) Haar, Presho.  Memorial service will be held October 29 1pm at Cholechester Road, Virginia Beach, VA.    Corning Leader – October 21, 2011


RILEY Richard Douglass Riley

Age 83, died peacefully on October 15, 2011 in the presence of his loving family. Born March 6, 1928 to Bernice (Stoddard) and Douglass Riley, Dick lived nearly all of his life in his hometown of Montour Falls where he was actively involved in the fabric of his community. He and wife Barbara were well-known as the operators of Riley's Soda Bar on Main Street from 1963 to 1970. As the father of six daughters, he worked two or more jobs at a time much of his adult life, including Pennsylvania Railroad dispatcher, OMCS school bus driver, Montour Falls village police officer, Shepard Niles foreman, and Town of Montour sign-maker among many. He was a proud past chief of the Montour Falls Fire Department, a village justice, a lifelong member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and a US Navy veteran. Dick was prized as a father, husband, and friend and will be dearly missed. Dick is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Barbara Perry Riley of Montour Falls; daughters, Christine (Mark Feldman) Riley of Syracuse, Joy (Charlie) Ector of Watkins Glen, Roberta (Randy) Wingate of Bradford, Suzanne (Stanley) Casselberry of Montour Falls, Lisa (Dale) Stephens of Hampton, VA, Ronna Jo (John) Collins of Newfield; grandchildren, Allison Bellamy, Jesse Wheeler, Jeremy Wheeler, Trevor Angle, Peggy Filkins, Chad Ector, Ben Wingate, Matthew Stephens, Adam Stephens, Leigh Ann Collins, Kaleb Collins, Judah Stephens; and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brother, Donald (Beverly) Riley of Odessa; brother-in-law, Glenn (Nancy) Perry of Cincinnati, OH; and his nieces and nephews. Dick was predeceased by brother, Jack Riley in March 2011. The family will greet friends and relatives at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Genesee Street, Montour Falls on Tuesday, October 18th, 4-7 p.m. with a memorial service at 7 p.m. Burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19th, at Montour Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Montour Falls Fire Department Rescue Unit, P.O. Box 369, Montour Falls, or to Seneca View "Family of Friends" Fund c/o Schuyler Hospital Health Foundation, PO Box 828, Montour Falls.   Star Gazette – October 17, 2011


ROGERS Doris R. Lewis

84, of Rexville, NY, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 in her home surrounded by her loving family.  Born March 6, 1927, at home in Independence, NY, she was the daughter of Raymond and Leeta Wheaton Rogers.  On October 16, 1943, in Andover, NY, she married Robert F. Lewis, who survives.  Mrs. Lewis and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm for many years.  She was a dedicated employee of the Northern Tier Children’s Home Thrift Store in Genesee (the Genesee Mall) for 37 years, retiring in 2010.  She was a member of the West Union Mennonite Church.  She enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, and spending time with her family.  Doris had a special smile, an unwavering faith, a strong work ethic, and tremendous character.  She was a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Her family and her love of the Lord are only part of the amazing legacy she leaves behind.  Surviving besides her husband, Robert, are:  five sons, Larry (Carol) Lewis, Lyle (Donalea) Lewis, Alan Lewis, Paul Lewis, all of Rexville, and Jerry (Judy) Lewis of Whitesville, NY;  six daughters, Carol (George) Whitsell of Rexville, Beverly (Danny) Prutsman of Harrisonburg, VA, Cathy (Paul) Samuell of Hickory, NC, Anita (Gerald) Heatwole of McGaheysville, VA, Charlene (Dale) Neuenschwander of Lancaster, PA, and Sue (Norm) Olds of Andover, NY;  39 grandchildren;  67 great-grandchildren;  two brothers, Maynard (Carolyn) Rogers and Raymond (Joan) Rogers, both of Silver Springs, NY;  two sisters, June Stadelman of Orlando, FL and Helen Hall of Greenwood, NY;  and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a grandson, Kenneth Lewis; and a sister, Arlene Spicer.  Friends may call Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the West Union Mennonite Church, 1459 County Route 84, Rexville, NY 14877, where Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM.  Pastor Robert Walters will officiate.  Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Union Mennonite Church Food Pantry, 1459 CR 84, Rexville, NY 14877 or the Whitesville Public Library, Whitesville, NY 14897.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Corning Leader – October 18, 2011  


SHAFER Marjorie Lynch

Age 90, of Watkins Glen, NY died peacefully, on Friday, October 14, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Marge was born on April 12, 1921 in Sullivanville, NY, the daughter of the late Charles and Frances Beardsley Shafer. She graduated from Horseheads High School at the age of 16. After graduating from cosmetology school, she opened her own beauty salon in Montour Falls, NY where she met and married her beloved husband, Milton (Butch) Lynch. They were married on January 28, 1943. Marge lived in Montour Falls most of her adult life where she and Butch raised their three children and happily spent every summer at the family cottage on Seneca Lake. In 1989, they moved permanently to the lake residence. In the fall of 2010, Marge moved to Jefferson Village Apartments in Watkins Glen, NY, where she quickly made many new friends. She was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Her life has been devoted to loving and caring for her family. She was overjoyed at the birth of each child, grandchild and great grandchild and gave freely of her time to care for and love each and every one of them. Her legacy of nurturing, loving and giving will live on through all who had the gift of knowing her. Marge was predeceased by her spouse of 62 years, Butch Lynch, and by her siblings, Maude Turner and Francis (Pete) Shafer. She is survived by her children; Jacalyn (Richard) Marshall, Roger Lynch, Rebecca (James) Guild; her grandchildren; Michelle (Mark) Simiele, Joseph Lynch, James (Ally) Guild, Erin Guild and Travis (Wioletta) Marshall; her great grandchildren; Alexis Gonzalez, Mariah Gonzalez, Christopher Simiele, Havana Guild and Broderick (Brody) Guild; her sister, Carolyn Congdon; her special nurse, Vallerie Franzese-Lynch and her many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service for Mrs. Lynch on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. in the Montour Cemetery (enter through third entrance). The Rev. Jane Winters will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier or to the Humane Society of Schuyler County. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.   Star Gazette – October 22, 2011  


SMITH Dorothy Verne Spaulding

age 93, died on October 22, 2011 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility after suffering a major stroke.  Dorothy was born in Sioux City, Iowa on May 30, 1918, the daughter of Vernon and Sarah Edith Smith.  She grew up in Waterbury, Nebraska and attended Wayne State College and North Western Bible School.  She was an elementary school teacher, a piano teacher, and later in life spent 27 wonderful years as director of the Avoca Free Library.  Dorothy was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church.  Dorothy was married Sep. 3, 1944 in McCook, NE to First Lieutenant Francis B. Spaulding. Francis predeceased her July 28, 2010.  She is survived by son Robert Spaulding of Land O’Lakes, FL, daughters Nancy (Andrew) of Beaverton, OR and Marilee of Avoca, NY, grandson Douglas (Kristin) and great-grandsons Douglas and James of Berlin, NJ, grandson Mark (Maria) and great-grandson Tymon of Lynchburg, VA, brother Vernon (Bonnie) Smith of Lincoln, NE, and sister Marjorie (James) Money of Big Flats, NY, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the Avoca Baptist Church.  Dorothy’s funeral service will follow calling hours at 5:00 pm Tuesday at the church.  The Reverend William McFeaters will officiate.  Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, Avoca.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute to the Avoca Free Library, Avoca Baptist Church or Family Life Ministries.  Arrangements are with the Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca.    Corning Leader – October 25, 2011  


SNYDER Kathleen P. Decker

Of Breesport, NY - Was born October 24, 1950 in Elmira, NY and as of October 15, 2011 was being held by her beloved father, Robert L. Snyder Sr. as she was "Daddy's little girl." She was also preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Frieda and Glenn Snyder; maternal grandparents, Irene "Nana" and John Burns; and uncles, John and Michael Burns. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 43 years, Thomas D. Decker; beloved children, John (Lisa) Decker of Elmira, NY, Thomas (Brenda) Decker of Breesport, NY; adored grandchildren, John Thomas Decker, Kirstian Decker and Zachary Thomas Decker; mother, Barbara Snyder of Lowman, NY; siblings, Robert L. Snyder Jr. of Zephyrhills, FL, Debra (Gary) May of Southport, NY, Brenda (Luke) Wandell, also of Southport, NY, Tommy Snyder of Lowman, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends, especially dear friends: Sharon, Janine, Penny, Connie, Barbara and George and Helen. Kathleen was a former employee of LRC Electronics in Horseheads with 17 years of dedicated service. Kathleen enjoyed spending time at their cottage at Sylvan Beach on Oneida Lake and then snow birding to Zephyrhills, FL with her beloved husband and close friends Chuck and Penny. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, October 20, 2011, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Service honoring her life will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society Southern NY Region, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790.   THANK YOU - The Decker family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Everett, the staff at AOMC 3 - C and Southern Tier Hospice for the outstanding care and compassion they willingly gave to Kathleen.   Star Gazette – October 18, 2011


STRATTON Kenneth H. Stratton

died on October 22, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 20, 1931 to Wesley and Jessie Stratton. Kenneth worked for Hyland Construction Co. for most of his life. He also worked for the Corning Leader as a rural carrier. He retired as Superintendent of the Town of Wheeler Highway Dept. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife of 60 years Aletha J. Stratton, brother, Wesley Stratton and sister, Mary Walczak. Surviving are his children, David Stratton of PA, Rick (Nancy) Stratton of Odessa, Deb Stratton of Bath, Sherry (Calvin)Hicks of Prattsburgh, Ed (Lisa) Stratton of Hannibal, MO, Tom (Faith) Stratton of Bath Russell (Janelle) Stratton of Victor, brother, James Stratton of Prattsburgh and sister, Virginia Tombs of Kanona; 26 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. at the Harvest Baptist Church, 7568 State Route 54. Funeral services will be at the church Thursday at 11 a.m. Rev Alan Lindmark will officiate and interment will be in Nondaga Cemetery in Bath. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to the Charlie Payne family, P.O. Box 148, Avoca, NY 14809.  Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.  Star Gazette – October 25, 2011 


SUERMANN Charles L. Suermann III

Age 74, of Horseheads, NY, passed from this life into the loving arms of the Lord on Oct. 20, 2011. Chuck was married to Judith E. Berger for 11 years. He was the son of the late Charles and Julia Suermann of Northeast Philadelphia and son-in-law of the late Roy and Elizabeth Berger of Horseheads, NY. He is survived by his wife, Judith; his daughter, Lorraine Suermann-O'Donnell and son-in-law, Robert O'Donnell, Audubon, PA; son, Andrew Suermann, Watkins Glen, NY; stepchildren, Dawn Stranzl-Brewer, Elmira, NY, Donna Stranzl-Bell and son-in-law, Timothy Bell, Elbridge, NY, and Frank Stranzl, Horseheads, NY; as well as his grandchildren, T.J. and Nicholas Bell and Meredith and Robert O'Donnell, who will miss their beloved Pop-Pop. A native of Philadelphia, Chuck started his career as a dentist in the US Navy. After fulfilling his enlistment obligation, he decided to follow his heart and pursue a career in computer technology. He was employed by a number of local Philadelphia industry leaders such as the Burpee Seed Co. and Tasty Cake. However, in 1979 he took a computer analyst position with A&P which brought him to NY, allowing him to fulfill another dream - owning a farm. A lover of business and computers, he had the joy of owning his own computer retail store as well as being a self-employed computer consultant while balancing that with his love of nature. From your loving family to you - Dad - "Good night and we love you." Donations may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society , PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; 800-227-234.   Star Gazette – October 21, 2011  


THOMPSON Robert E. Thompson

61, of Warren Center, Pa., died at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, following an illness.  Robert is survived by his wife, best friend and sweetheart of 20 years, Mary (Turner) Thompson; his siblings, Gertrude Creeley, Marie Woodmansee, Neil (Mary) Thompson, and Marge (Jack) Wylie; stepchildren, Alysia VanZile and Franklin (Diana) Williams Jr.; a father-in-law, Laurence Turner; sisters-in-law, Sally (Fred) Williams, and Barbara (Joe) Dixon; nine step grandchildren; many nieces and nephews including Joyce Vandenburg, Ralph 'Cork' and Karen Berlin; and his dear friend and neighbor, Peg Taylor, all of whom were very special and also helpful to him. He will also be missed by his 10-year-old papillon, Trixie, who was always at his side.   Robert was born in Newark Valley on Nov. 14, 1949 a son of the late Neal A. and Laura (Sayman) Thompson. He was also predeceased by his siblings Carmeta Hall, Ralph Vargason, Betty Race and Beverly Cordilione. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, and had been an employee of Raymond Corp. for 15 years. Bob was an outdoor enthusiast, enjoyed traveling, visiting lighthouses, being a "Mr. Fixit" for his family and friends and also enjoyed fireworks displays.  His family will receive friends from 2 to 3:45 p.m. on Sunday at the MacPherson Funeral Home, 5 Whig St., Newark Valley. Full military honors will be accorded at 4 p.m. followed by a funeral service and celebration of his life with Rev. James T. Willard officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Evergreen Cemetery, Berkshire.    Towanda Daily Review – October 21, 2011


THORNTON Virginia Mae "Ginnie" Basile

86, of Galeton, PA, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born September 30, 1925, in Marshlands, PA, she was a daughter of the late LaVerne A. and Grace (Dewey) Thornton. Ginnie was a 1943 graduate of Gaines High School and was Valedictorian of her class. On April 12, 1947, in the Rectory of St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton, she married Nicholas B. Basile, who preceded her in death on May 11, 1997. Ginnie worked at the Galeton Production Company for many years as a monitor before becoming a full time mother and homemaker. She was a member at St. Bibiana Catholic Church, a past president and member of the Galeton Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #6611 for over 50 years, a former Cub Scout Den Mother, and a Homeroom Mother for her children's elementary school years. She greatly enjoyed bowling, piano, reading, dancing, crosswords, traveling, and attending her grandchildren's school and sporting events. Surviving are a son, Daniel (Mistie Burrous) Basile, Galeton; two daughters, Rhonda (Timothy) Gooch, Wellsboro and Veronica (Jeffrey) Dugan, Galeton; nine grandchildren, Aaron, Lauren, Jordan, Tyler, Dominic, Daniel, Lynlee, Corbin, and Felecia; two-great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Theresa Agnellino, Galeton; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband of 50 years, Ginnie was predeceased by a brother, LaVerne "Gov" Thornton. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at St. Bibiana Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Interment will be made in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bibiana Catholic Church, the Gale Hose Ambulance Association, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Star Gazette – October 17, 2011  


TURNER Edward G.

Age 60 of Elmira, NY died peacefully on Wednesday October 19, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. Edward was born on May 13, 1951 in Elmira, NY the son of Benjamin and M. Beryl Reynolds Turner. He was a machinist for Purolator in Elmira, NY. Ed loved Hunting and Fishing, long rides in the country, and summers at the lake in the camper. Mr. Turner was pre-deceased by his son Todd E. Turner and father: Benjamin Turner. Edward is survived by his son: Chad B. Turner and Ashleigh Wedding; granddaughter: Hailey K. Turner; mother: M. Beryl Reynolds; Life Companion: Janice Heeman and her children and grandchildren, including Bridget Heeman at home; sister and brother-in-law: Maureen and Errol Dillmore; nephews: Donald Bishop, Dennis Bishop and families; A Special thanks to his Best Buddy: "Peanut" Gould. It was Ed's wish that there be no services. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.  Star Gazette – October 21, 2011.   Star Gazette – October 21, 2011 


VOORHEES Elwyn Voorhees Jr.

Elmira: 61, of Elmira and formerly Bennettsburg, NY, died October 19, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen on Monday from 12-2pm. A funeral service will be held at 2pm, and burial at Hector Union Cemetery. Elwyn is survived by his nephew and niece, Byran and Cindy Voorhees of Watkins Glen. He was predeceased by both parents, Elwyn Sr. and Mary Voorhees, and brother Norman Voorhees. He formerly worked for the construction union in Elmira.   Star Gazette – October 21, 2011 


VOYTEK Rita Ann Remetta

Odessa, NY: 87, formally of Dunmore/Scranton/Clarks Summit, PA and Port Richey, Florida, died at the Montgomery Adult Care Home in Odessa on October 19, 2011. Born in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Anna Voytek. Her husband of fifty years, Major General John J. Remetta died March 2, 1992. Rita moved to Cayuta, New York, to be with her daughter Rita Tague Carmony (James W.) in 1996. She also has a daughter, Carolyn Ann Flores (Lee) in Trinity Florida. Grandchildren, Steffanie Tague Trumino (Michael), William F. Tague Jr. (Serafina), Kristin Vencevich (Rob), Ryan Flynn (Nicole), Tara Flynn, and Alycia Leavitt. Great-grandchildren, William F. Tague III, Syria Franscea Tague, Jenna Cane, Evan Robert Vencevich, and Sara Grace Trumino; and step great-grandchildren, Derek, Dakota, and Alexis. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Marion Remetta Durdach (William) and Sylvia Remetta (the late Joseph), several nieces and nephews. Rita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She took great pride in her family, her home, and her gardens. She offered her time and was active in many church activities. She loved the Florida sunshine but always had a soft spot in her heart for the changing seasons of the north. Rita and John would make several trips between the North and the South every year. Rita was a classy dresser and had many outfits for every temperature change! A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Watkins Glen, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Seneca View "Family of Friends" Fund c/o Schuyler Hospital Health Foundation, PO Box 828, Montour Falls, NY 14865.   Star Gazette – October 23, 2011    


? Bernadette G. Barton  

Santa Clara, CA: Bernadette was born in San Jose, CA and was a graduate of O'Conner Hospital School of Nursing and San Francisco College for Women. She was the wife of the late Minor J. Barton and loving mother of Christopher (Beverly Kennedy) Barton from Big Flats, NY, Rita Ingstad, Stephen Barton and Gerald Barton from California; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were the loves of her life, including Paul S. Barton from Elmira, NY, Aaron Barton from Hornell, NY, Kyna Lantz from New York City, Tori and Jessi Barton from Big Flats, NY. Services will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, at 4 p.m. at Lima Family Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, CA with the Funeral Services to follow on Monday, October 24th, 11 a.m. at St. Justin Parish, 2655 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara, CA.   Star Gazette – October 21, 2011


? Evelyn C. Scouten

Died on October 24, 2011, at the age of 86.  She died at her home surrounded by her family.  Evelyn was born July 1, 1925 in Lockwood, NY.  She graduated from Waverly High School and Elmira Business School.  Evelyn married Theodore Scouten on September 25, 1949 in Lockwood, NY.  She was a retired medical secretary from Corning Hospital, being recently awarded a Certificate of Recognition for 50 years of dedicated service to patients and community.  She was also a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Wellsburg, NY.   She is survived by her husband Theodore; daughters, Darlene Scouten of Corning and Maretta Scouten of Pulteney; son, Rev. Larry (Kathy) Scouten of Wellsburg; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren.  Evelyn was predeceased by her siblings, James, Charles, Bill, John, and Louise.  A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, 184 Terrace Street in Wellsburg, NY on Sunday November 6th at 2:00 PM with Pastor Larry Scouten officiating.  Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, PO Box 120, Wellsburg, NY 14894.  Corning Leader – October 26, 2011 

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