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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.

ANDRUS Joan Arlene Addyson

74, died on Nov. 19, 2011 in Geisinger Medical Center. Her husband, John Addyson survives.  Joan was born April 9, 1937 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of Charles Elton and Josephine Porter-Andrus.  She was married to John Addyson Nov. 25, 1994 in Allentown where they resided until 2004 where she retired as a medical billing specialist for an eye care practice. They moved to South Renovo in June 2004 and resided at 120 Susquehanna Ave.  Joan graduated from Troy High School in Bradford County in 1955. She was a member of Western Clinton County Recreation Center and enjoyed aquacize class. She was an accomplished baker and often treated friends and co-workers to her. She was a member of the Renovo Women's Club, and Grace Baptist Church in North Bend.  Joan was employed part-time in The Record's Farwell office where she helped with mailing on Wednesday evenings. She is missed by her friends and co-workers at The Record.  Her family members she was a caring and loving person, and that she loved her home along the river. Renovo was Joan's home, her husband said. She said the prayers a very godly woman, Alice Miller, brought her here. Alice was the previous owner of the Addyson's home. She loved it here. Her neighbors were friendly and helpful.  Joan was part Susquehanna Indian, and prior to a severe auto accident in 1990 she and her husband were avid hikers in north central and north east Pennsylvania, including this area. John said Joan always felt the connection to this area because of her Indian heritage. And, while she lived here for a short seven years, she felt this was her home.  In addition to her husband she is survived by a twin brother, Jack Andrus of Troy; her sister Marlene who resides in Jacksonville, N.C.; three children, Joseph of Columbia, Mo.; daughter Valerie (Richard) Adams of Gettysburg; Denise (Jeff) Magstadt of southern Calif.: four grandchildren: Sarah Adams, Zoe Barnston-Clark, Joshua Adams, and Luke Joseph Dillon; her mother-in-law and close friend, Ann Marie Kashuba; and a step-son, Daniel Addyson of Philadelphia. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in April 2012, The date will be announced later.  Towanda Daily Review -  December 1, 2011


BEGLIN Margaret Beglin Howarth

70 of State College, died Monday, November 28, 2011, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. Born September 6, 1941 in Beaver, she was the daughter of the late B. Wayne and Elsie Harrington Beglin. She married Gifford A. Howarth who survives; they were happily married for forty three years. She is survived by two children, Gifford W. Howarth and his wife, Shelia, of Lewisburg and Douglas J. Howarth and his wife, Nicolle Mitchell, of Torrence, CA. She is also survived by a sister, Phylis Orachena and her husband, Andrew, and a brother, Bruce Beglin and his wife, Edith, all of Beaver. Margaret graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Geneva College and then continued to receive a Master's Degree in Adult Social Work from Elmira College. She was also a member and volunteer of OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State. She was a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She also was a member of the Ruth Circle. She was a volunteer at her church and with the American Cancer Society . Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2011, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 109 McAllister St., State College with the Rev. Eric Shafer officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , Centre Unit at 123 South Sparks St., State College, PA 16801. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College

Star Gazette - November 30, 2011   


BERLEUE Charlotte Marie (Burrell) Aranda

age 85, of Corning, died on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Elcor Health Services. She was born on December 30, 1925 in Penn Yan, the daughter of William R. and Gladys B. (Ovenshire) Berleue.   Charlotte was a member of Central Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She is survived by her children and their spouses, Connie and Jack Miller of Daytona Beach, FL, Sandra Ann and George Shaw of Elmira, Harold H. and Corinne Burrell, Jr. of Millerton, and Michael R. and Vicki Burrell of Caton, step son, Doug (Brenda) Aranda of Caton, step daughter, Sandi (Michael) Polakow of Burdett, sisters, Olive Stam of Painted Post and Barbara Grey of Florida, brothers, Franklin Berleue of Texas and Albert Berleue of Lamoka Lake, grandchildren, Bubby and Christopher Renshaw, Kathy Watts, George Shaw Jr., Alan Shaw, Wendi Howe, Corina Needham, Catrina Williams, Joshua Burrell, Allison, Holly and Michaela Burrell, Demian Cummings, Aurelia Broome, Kevan Aranda, and Krystin Aranda, several great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Central Baptist Church, 11791 East Corning Road, Corning, on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Charlotte's funeral service will follow calling hours there at 12:00 pm. Burial will take place at Hope Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to Central Baptist Church, 11791 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.   Arrangements by Carpenter's Funeral Home.    Star Gazette – November 3, 2011   


BELMONTE James Joseph "Joe"

Age 63 of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on November 17, 2011. Friends and Family are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, December 3, 2011, 11:00am at Friends of the Cross Christian Church, 60 Goff Rd., Corning, NY.  Star-Gazette - November 30, 2011   


BLANCHARD James A. Blanchard

64, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at his residence, under the care of his family and Ogeechee Area Hospice. He was born in Blossburg, Feb. 20, 1947, to William Wilcox and Frances Haight Blanchard.  He had lived in Glennville, Ga., for many years and was employed with McKenzie Truck Lines.   He is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Dyke Blanchard.  He is survived by children, Jamie (Lindy) Blanchard of Glennville, Ga., Carl Merrick of Hinesville, Ga.; sisters, Lillian Taylor, Linda Jean Larson of Pennsylvania; brother, George Blanchard of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Jamie Blanchard II, Alex Dean, Elizabeth Manly, Kaitlyn Dean, William Manly, Robert Blanchard, Brandon Blanchard, Sebastian and Ian Merrick. Several nieces and nephews also survive.  Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home, Ga. Funeral Services will be held 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at the Chapel of Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home. Burial will be private at a later date. Remembrances to: Ogeechee Area Hospice P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Ga. 30458 in honor of loving care provided for his wife Peggy Blanchard. Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home of Glennville is in charge of the arrangements.  Wellsboro Gazette – November 2, 2011 



85, Tewksbury Hollow Road, Laceyville, PA passed away suddenly at home early Friday morning, Oct. 28, 2011. Her husband of 57 years, Francis, passed away Aug. 21, 2003. Born in Tuscarora Twp., Bradford County, on Sept. 25, 1926, she was the daughter of William and Geneva Brotzman.  Rhea worked at Dibble’s Supermarket in Laceyville for several years and in 1972 she and her husband Francis (Acey) purchased the Laceyville Hardware, which they operated until their retirement in 1987. In 1987, the store was purchased by their son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Donna Ace, the current owners. Mrs. Ace was a member of the Laceyville Business Association and was, until recently, an active member of the Oldest House in Laceyville.  She enjoyed cooking and baking for family, friends and neighbors and loved working in her flower and vegetable gardens. Most of all, Rhea enjoyed spending time with her family.  Survivors include a son and his wife, Brian and Donna Ace of Laceyville; two daughters, Ms. Gail Ace Price of Harrisburg and Linda and her husband, Wade Stackhouse of Lake Carey; a sister, Pat of Montrose; a sister-in-law, Thelma Brotzman of Wyalusing; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Lil Ace of State College; a brother-in-law, Howard Ace of Towanda; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Margo Ace of Rome; four grandchildren, Bret Hoyt and Corinne Sherman, both of Mt. Holly Springs, Ryan Stackhouse of Elizabethtown and Aaron Stackhouse of Austin, TX; three great-grandchildren, Kacey and Kara Sherman of Mt. Holly Springs and Mya Stackhouse of Elizabethtown; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Elston, Reed, Ward and Bill and sisters, Kate Brotzman Brown and Eloise Brotzman Nesslein.  At the request of the family, a private family funeral service will be held at their convenience at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. Interment will be at a later date in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial donations to The Oldest House, c/o Laceyville Hardware, PO Box 116, Laceyville, PA 18623.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier - Nov. 2, 2011


BURDICK Kathryn N. Wright

86, of Cleveland Drive, Addison, died on Monday, November 28, 2011 at Corning Hospital. Kathryn was born in Osceola, Pa. on September 24, 1925, the daughter of Morgan and Fannie Beard Burdick. Growing up, she attended schools in Whitesville, Greenwood and Jasper. On May 9, 1942, she and Charles L. Wright were married in Addison. Chuck preceded her in death on December 9, 1997.  Kathryn was a lifelong homemaker and loved her job as loving Wife, Mom and Nana. She was a former member of the Addison Fire Department Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing,  crocheting and solving word find puzzles. She also was a great lover of old time Western TV shows and always followed family members engaged in local racing events.  Besides her husband Chuck, Kathryn was predeceased by her daughter, Mary Cunningham on March 4, 2008, her son in law, Robert English and her brothers, Morgan “June” Burdick, Chester “Late” Burdick and Curtis “Curt” Burdick.  Surviving are her sons, Charles (Sandy) Wright and Michael Wright of Addison, her daughters, Betty (Tom) Smith of Painted Post and Joyce (Brian) Hargrave of Addison, her son in law, Kenneth Cunningham of Dillsburg, Pa., 16 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, her dear friend Alice Weale of Addison, her sisters in law, Margaret Burdick of Bath and Louise Wright of Tavares, Fl and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends on Friday, December 2 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull. Funeral services will be conducted at the conclusion of visitation at 2:00 PM with Rev. Scott Greene officiating.  Burial will follow in Addison Rural Cemetery.  Corning Leader – December 1, 2011 


CARLSON Olivia Anne (Carlson) Downey

55, Greentown, Ind., died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Kokomo, Ind. Born Aug. 19, 1956, in Elkins, W.Va., she was the daughter of Neal Carlson and the late Barbara (Newman) Carlson, formerly of Westfield. She received her master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and was very active in ministry; was a member of D.A.R.; and loved dogs, cats, and cooking.  She is survived by her husband, Dane A. Downey, Greentown, Ind.; one daughter, Annie (Tyler) Echelbarger, Greenwood, Ind.; her father, Neal Carlson, Stuart, Fla.; one brother, Charles Carlson, Harrisburg; one sister, Kathryn Sherman, Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.  Wellsboro Gazette – November 30, 2011


DELZELL Michael J.

Beaver Dams: Delzell, Michael J. age 35 of Beaver Dams, NY died on October 19, 2011. Michael was born in Bridgeport, CT and raised in Stratford, CT. He worked as a HVAC mechanic for A&B Mechanical and was currently working as Maintenance Mechanic for Glen Valley Apartments in Watkins Glen, NY. Michael will be remembered first and foremost as a wonderful Dad to his two children; he was an excellent mechanic and metal fabricator and always willing to help anyone in need. He was predeceased by his maternal Grandmother, Arline Capasso, paternal Grandparents Joseph and Alyce York. He is survived by his wife Casey, daughter Haileigh and son Michael, his parents, Michael and Mary Ellen Delzell, all of Beaver Dams, NY, a brother Luke (Laura) Delzell and Grandfather Harold Capasso of Stratford, CT and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Michael on Saturday October 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM. At the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY.  Star Gazette – October 27, 2011  


DUFFT Carla J. Pearson nee: Dufft

Age 42 of Millport, NY died Friday, October 28, 2011 surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by husband, Mark; daughter, Sara; mother, Doris Dufft; sisters, Audrey Dufft, Fort Worth, TX, Helene Dufft, Centreville, VA, Carolynn Dufft, Old Forge, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; predeceased by father, Carl Dufft. Carla was an avid swimmer and a Nascar fan. She worked many years at McDonalds and at the Horseheads High School where she loved being with the students. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Monday, October 31 from 4 to 7 pm followed immediately by a Funeral Service at 7 pm with Rev. Sidney Aldrich, Officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – October 30, 2011    


EVANS Frances A. Mitchell

92, of Montrose, PA, died on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at Meadow View Senior Living Center after a brief illness. She was born in Bridgewater Twp., PA, to the late Clarence L., Sr. and Effie H. (Decker) Evans.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Kendall and Lorraine Mitchell of Lawton; daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Paul Stone of Owego, NY; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two brothers and sister-in-law, Harold Evans of Auburn, NY, Clarence, Jr. and Genevieve Evans of Factoryville; sister, Alberta Webb of Greene, NY; additional brothers and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Bruce L. Mitchell in 2002; son, Donald J. Mitchell in 2011; sister, Dorothy Evans, and brother, Nathan Evans.  Frances was a member of the Montrose United Methodist Church for 53 years. She worked at the Montrose Inn and Janner, Inc. in South Montrose. She liked to play Bingo and bake. She was a loving mother, grandmother and had many friends.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, with Rev. Jane M. Pykus of the Montrose United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the East Bridgewater Cemetery, East Bridgewater Twp. Visitations will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Donations in Mrs. Mitchell’s memory can be made to the Montrose United Methodist Church, 526 Church St., Montrose, PA 18801.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier - Nov. 10, 2011


FRENCH Richard O. French

age 76, of Millport, NY died on Monday, October 31, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Linda S. French; Sons: Daniel of North Carolina, Donald of Virginia, Dennis of Florida and their spouses; Step Children: Lillian Prestridge, Leon Adams and Debbie Falls; Brother in law: Harry Stoddard; 8 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren; Special friends, Vickie Burton and Barbara Sullivan. Richard was predeceased by his 4 Brothers and 2 Sisters. Mr. French was one of the organizers and developers of the West Elmira Fire Department and work for 20 plus years for the Department. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. His funeral service & committal service will be held at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 10 AM. Interment will take place in Montour Cemetery.  Star Gazette – November 2, 2011   


GAMBLE Earlyn (Bill) D. Gamble

79, of Sugar Run, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital with his loving family at his side.  Born in Sugar Run on Feb. 2, 1932, he was a son of the late Earl J. and Evelyn Garey Gamble. He attended Wyalusing High School and graduated in the class of 1949. He married the former Mabel Smith of Laceyville on Nov. 6, 1950; they had been married for 61 years. After school, he worked with his father at the Wyalusing Planing Mill, later joining his father in running the business, and took over after his father passed away. He retired in 1993. In retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved the outdoors, doing yard work, hunting, fishing and watching the wildlife.  He was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and a past master of the Wyalusing Mason’s lodge # 618 F A&M.  Surviving are his spouse, Mabel, at home; a son, Dan Gamble, Sugar Run; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy (Tony) Adams, Sugar Run, Bitsy (Bill) Boyle, Cherry Hill, NJ, Brenda (Ed) Dawe, Sugar Run; grandchildren, Sean, Stephanie, Justin, Nikki, Katie, Erica, Tim; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Jocelyn, Ellie, Rebekah, Clara and a sister and brother-in-law, Norma (Robert) Baldwin, Sugar Run.  Funeral Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Services are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.  The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, or the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853-0155, or in honor of his granddaughter, donations can be sent to The LARC School, 1089 Creek Rd, Bellmawr, NJ 08031.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier - Nov. 8, 2011


GENSEL Michael Bradley Gensel

46, Depot St., Kingsley, PA passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at the Endless Mountains Health Systems, in Montrose, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred earlier that afternoon in Bridgewater Twp., Susquehanna Co. Born in Nanticoke on Jan. 8, 1965, he was the son of James E., Sr. and Janice L. Rosencrans Gensel of Laceyville.  Michael was a graduate of Elk Lake High School, class of 1984. He worked on a dairy farm in Kinsley. In addition he volunteered at the Goodwill Fire Company in Laceyville for over 20 years. Besides his parents, Michael is survived by his brothers, James E. Gensel, Jr. of Laceyville, Kenny P. Gensel of Tunkhannock and Jeffrey W. Gensel of Laceyville; a sister, Renee Lynn Gensel of Laceyville. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and one great-nephew.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. at the New Hope Ministries Church, 1575 SR 367, Laceyville, with Rev. Tim Barnett of the church officiating.  Arrangements were made with Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Liberty Bank, Main St., Laceyville, PA 18623 in memory of Michael Bradley Gensel.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier - Nov. 10, 2011


GETMAN Marjorie A. "Marge"  Elmquist

Chemung: Was born April 21, 1925 in Chemung, NY, the daughter of the late Jay Sloat and Alice Mae (Green) Getman, died peacefully at the home of her daughter, Rosie, on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, surrounded by her loving, devoted and caring family. Her beloved husband of 51 years, Leonard W. Elmquist, siblings, Millie, Emma, Glenn and Pete predeceased her. She is survived by her loving children, Nancy White of Elmira, NY; Dawn (James) Elmquist-McCarrick of Felton, CA; Roseanna (Donald) Zifchock of Trumansburg, NY; Julie (Cindy) Elmquist-Hill of Menlow Park, CA; Lenny (Lee) Lewis-Elmquist of Catskills Mountains, NY; adored grandchildren, Shanda, Shane, Serena, Benjamin, Michael and Tiffany; James, Erik and Andrea; Magon, Mark, Jeremy and Jessica; along with 16 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Marge always gave selflessly to various organizations in need. She enjoyed her friends from the Happy Hour with countless hours of dancing. Many people were blessed with baked goods from Marge's kitchen. Because of Marge's love for card writing, there will be an opportunity for you to write a card in her memory, that will be placed with her. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services honoring her life will be held there on Saturday, October 29th at 1:00 PM. Chaplin Meredith Tifft of Southern Tier Hospice will celebrate Marjorie's services. Memorial donations may be directed to the Arctic League, Inc., 249 West Clinton Street, 14901 in her memory.   Star Gazette – October 27, 2011    


GLEASON Claudia Zelma Marble

74, of Eustis, Fla., died on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. Services are private.  Claudia was born in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, to Raymond and Lilah Southard Gleason.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.  She was preceded in death by her mother, father and step-mother, Iris Gleason. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest James King and her second husband, Lewis Marble; a daughter, Debbie King; a grandson, Scotty King; one sister, Joyce and one brother, Howard Gleason. She leaves behind her sons, Ernest Jr., Scott King; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. She leaves four sisters, Virginia (Floyd Jr.) Young, Connie (Bob) Marble, Patty Ann Webster, Helen Stout; three brothers, Raymond (Rita) Gleason Jr., Desmond (Betty) Gleason, Maynard (Terry) Gleason; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.   Wellsboro Gazette - November 9, 2011 


GREGORY Kevin Gregory

23, died unexpectedly on November 21, 2011. Kevin was born on July 19,1988 to Barbara Bertelsen Emanuel and Kevin Lance Gregory Sr. in Malden, MA. He was very creative, caring, giving, and loving. He was a gifted athlete, musician, artist and dancer. He lettered in football, performed in musicals and was a self-taught poet, artist and dancer. His creations were sentimental and always involved a deeper understanding of life. He adored and loved his family. His spirit lives on in his works. Kevin moved to Tucson with his family in 2006, where he pursued his love of the arts. Kevin is survived by his parents, Mark and Barbara Emanuel of Tucson, AZ and Kevin Lance Gregory Sr. of Boston, MA; sisters, Tia, Jane, and Mari Emanuel; brothers, Will, Mark, Miles, and Marques; grandparents, Teri (David) Marshall of Chemung, NY, John Gublo of Horseheads, NY; Uncles, Donald and Michael Felix; Aunt Vicki Graham; Aunt Francelia (Ralph) Newman, John Wes (Winona) Emanuel of Elmira, NY; many cousins and his best pal "Zaiden" his German Shepherd. Arrangements entrusted to ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Tucson, AZ 520-327-6341.  Star-Gazette - November 30, 2011


HADBERG Flemming Hadberg

A resident of the Southside of Elmira passed Saturday evening, November 19, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital following declining health at the age of 67. Born on September 14, 1944 in Denmark, Flemming was the son of the late, Carl & Inger Petersen Hadberg. He served in the Denmark Navy before coming to America. A professionally trained chef, Flemming was employed by several country clubs. Due to a massive stroke in 1989, his last employer was the Panther Valley Country Club in Allamuchy, NJ. He married Margaret Rose Jennings in 1967 in NYC before coming to Elmira in 1984. He attended Bethany Lutheran Church and enjoyed flying as a trained pilot. Flemming enjoyed trips to Florida. Surviving is his loving wife, Margaret Rose Hadberg, Elmira; son, Neil William Hadberg, Williamsburg, VA; grandson, Hunter Hadberg; brother, Erik Hadberg, Denmark; niece, Emma; nephew, Christopher; cousin, Birgit with sons, Erik and Christian; and cherished family friends. A memorial service will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut St., Elmira on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 2 p.m.   Star-Gazette - November 30, 2011   


HANIFIN Rosemary (Hanifin) Watson

83, of Vestal, N.Y., died peacefully on Monday, October 24, 2011 at Ideal Senior Living Center in Endicott. Rosemary was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Edna Hanifin and a special friend Ken Slickland.  She is survived by her husband, Bruce Watson and five children, Michael (and wife, Pat) Watson of Athens, Pa.; Terry (and wife, Lisa) Watson of Vestal, N.Y.; Chris (and wife, Kim) Watson of Oviedo, Fla.; Sue (and husband, Mark) Serino of Endicott, N.Y.; Jeff (and wife, Kim) Watson of Holly Springs, N.C., and 12 grandchildren, Amy (and husband, Adam) Reinhold, Jenni (and husband, Troy) Martzall, Rick (and wife, Heather) Watson, Sarah Watson and Tristan Reilly, Troy and Leena Watson, Rheannon and Shaunna Serino, Courtney and Connor Watson, Tyler and Caden Watson and great-grandchild, Roman Reilly.  Her smile and clever wit will be missed by all who knew her. The family would like to thank her friends and caregivers at Ideal Senior Living Center. Funeral services will be held for Rosemary at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, at the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, 300 E. Main St. in Endicott. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 28h from 4– 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Rosemary’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.   Sayre Morning Times – October 27, 2011 


HEFFENTRAGER Gloria Fae Zwoyer

81, of Hurley Hill Road, Morris, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at the Troy Hospital.  She was the wife of Fred L. Zwoyer whom she married May 14, 1948. Gloria was born Sept. 10, 1930, in Allentown, the daughter of the late William Daniel and Mamie Heilman Heffentrager.  She had worked for Keystone Transformer Manufacturing, was a member of the New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church in East Greenville, and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Surviving are her husband, Fred; sons, Fred Zwoyer, Jr. (Carol), Douglasville, Eric Zwoyer, Sassamansville, Travis Zwoyer (Theresa), Boyertown; daughter, Crystal Zwoyer, East Greenville; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Stephanie Lee Zwoyer; brothers, Granville Heffentrager, John Heffentrager; and sister, Evelyn Heffentrager.   Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 25, from 5 to 6 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m., with Calvin Cobb, VFW Chaplain, officiating. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society , Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.   Wellsboro Gazette - November 9, 2011


HERZIG Robert Louis Herzig

80, of Watkins Glen, NY died October 31, 2011 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born on July 25, 1931 in New Bremen, NY to Samuel Lewis and Magdalena Weir Herzig. He graduated from Lowville Academy, Lowville, NY in 1949, attended Syracuse University and graduated from Central City Business Institute. He married Nancy Niebergall on July 4, 1952 in Fort Smith, Arkansas and would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in July. The family resided in Syracuse until 1967 where he was a sales manager for a northern New York memorial company before moving to Watkins Glen, NY where Bob purchased the George E. Hoare Memorial Co., Inc. and remained active in his job as President until his illness in 2010. He served in the U.S. Army for 2 years during the Korean Conflict. During his years in Watkins Glen, Bob served on the planning board of St. Mary's of the Lake Cemetery Association, was a former member of the Watkins Glen planning board and was appointed Chairman of the Senior Citizens Apartment planning committee which resulted in the construction of the Jefferson Village Senior Citizens Apartments. He was a long standing member of the Chamber of Commerce. Bob, a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, is predeceased by his parents and nephew, Stephen Allen Shedd. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Katherine Susan and James F. Specchio, David John and Sharon Isley Herzig; grandchildren, Jane and Daniel Campany, Sarah Emily Specchio, John Robert Herzig and Stephanie (Herzig) and Nicholas Johnson; two great grandchildren, Emily Elizabeth and Anthony Charles Campany. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Katherine (Herzig) and Owen E. Shedd, and two nephews Peter L. and Paul O. Shedd. Family and friends are invited to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth Street, Watkins Glen, NY, on Thursday, November 3rd, where calling hours will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Memorials may be made in memory of Bob to the Watkins Glen Library, Watkins Glen Fire Company, or Schuyler Ambulance. The Herzig family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Dayakar Reddy, Dr. Robert Lambert, Falck Cancer Center and many others, for their care and friendship during Bob's long illness.  Star Gazette – November 3, 2011 


HOWE Allen Howe

83, of Owego, N.Y., died at home on Tuesday November 1, 2011.  He was born on June 15, 1928, the son of the late Albert and Wealthy (Strong) Howe.  He was predeceased by his wife, Audrey Howe; his daughter, Diana Predmore; his brother, Lincoln Howe; his sisters and brothers in-law, Edith and Simeon Rummel, Arlene and Merlon Godfrey, Clifford Ulrich, Sr., William Padgett.  Allen is survived by his companion, Bonnie Earl Reynolds; his sisters, Marion Ulrich, Viola Padgett; his children, Albert and Linda Howe, Leonard Howe, Lynn and Eugene Knickerbocker, Jesse and Nichole Howe, Allen and Cindy Heath, Alex Heath, Allison Heath, Alana Heath, Amy Heath Lanfair, Adam Heath; his longtime companion and mother of the Heath children, Juanita Heath; his grandchildren, Stacey and Perry Sylvestri, Jamie King, Rich and Melanie Predmore, Allen Predmore, Leonard Jr. and Tammy Howe, Jason Howe, Ryan Howe, Kylee and John French, Anthony and Tonya Howe, Carly Susan Howe, Clynt Howe, Daniel and Rebecca Knickerbocker, David and Holly Knickerbocker, Chad and Yvonne Knickerbocker, Jesse, Jr. and Chrystal Howe, Nichole Howe, Ashley Voorhees, Jami Kinner, Kody Howe, Katrina Heath Fox, Danielle and Adam Sheriff, Eric Heath, Alexis Heath, Sara Lanfair,   Molly Lanfair; his great-grandchildren, Mike, Christopher, Dina, Gianni, Bella, Haley, Ethan, Carson, Emma Rose, Landon, Nick, Morgan, Drew, David, Jr., Ryan, Tyler, Emma, Josh, Marissa, Audreyona, Deziray, Maddox, Savannah, Kaitlynn, Riley, Tristin, Sharika, Allen, Brayden, Logan, Gavin; also, Bonnie’s children, Chuck Gable, Becky Jo Gable, Tonya Gable Grimes; many nieces and nephews.  Allen was an avid bingo player and loved to play cards. He was also a longtime promoter and judge of the demolition derby at the Tioga County Fair. Allen was a true humanitarian by nature, always reaching out to help others in need. He loved his family and enjoyed company and talking over a good cup of coffee.  A funeral service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Route 17C West, Owego, N.Y., on Saturday November 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. with Pastors Brian Scanlon and Bob Harris of the Sword and the Spirit Christian Fellowship officiating. Interment will follow in Tioga Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home on Friday November 4, 2011 from 6 until 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Those wishing may consider a memorial contribution in memory of Allen to the Owego Fire Department Emergency Squad, PO Box 22, Owego, N.Y.    Sayre Morning Times – November 3, 2011    



May 6, 1920 - November 28, 2011. Son of the late Lloyd and Hazel Sturdevant Isbell. Predeceased by Hazel Maphis Isbell (wife) and Fay Isbell (son). Survived by children Gary Isbell, Charlene Isbell Rohrer and Jacqueline Isbell Shultz, as well as six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and E. Belle Isbell (wife). Donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, in lieu of flowers. A Celebration of Life to be held at the Catlin Methodist Church at 402 Chambers Rd., Horseheads, NY on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 5:00 PM. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home Inc.   Star-Gazette - November 30, 2011   


JENNINGS Durwood "Woody" Wayne Jennings

Mr. Durwood W. "Woody" Jennings, age 55 of Beverly Hills, Florida, died Thursday, October 13, 2011 in Lecanto, FL. He was born December 22, 1955 in Harrisburg, PA, son of Kenneth and Doris Jennings.  He worked as an Executive Chef and moved to Beverly Hills, Florida from St. Louis, MO in 2001.  Mr. Jennings was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Jennings, and sister, Sandy. Survivors include his wife, Linda Lynch-Jennings of Beverly Hills, FL, 2 sons, Jeremiah Jennings and Jason Jennings, daughter, Krystal Jennings, father, Kenneth Wayne Jennings, sister, Doreen, and grandson, Logan.  Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the The ALS Association, Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301. Funeral home obituary– November 1, 2011   


JONES Mrs. Shirley Jones Shotwell

83, of 2774 SR 4002, Mehoopany, PA (Jenningsville), passed away at her home on Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2011 from an illness. Born in Athens, PA on May 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Raymond R. and Jennie May Benjamin Jones.  She graduated from Towanda High School and later graduated from Lackawanna Junior College with a degree in bookkeeping. Shirley married her sweetheart, the late Herb Shotwell on March 28, 1949. Mr. Shotwell passed away on Feb. 10, 2011. For most of her life she worked as a homemaker taking care of Herb and their children. She did work in a bakery with her father and held various bookkeeping and banking jobs in the Tunkhannock area. In addition, she held the office of Wyoming County Treasurer for many years.  Shirley was a member of the Jenningsville United Methodist Church and the Jenningsville United Methodist Women. She was a life member of the Eastern Star Chapter #74 out of Tunkhannock. She took great pleasure in taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed baking. She even made the cakes for her grandchildren’s weddings. In addition, she loved to watch the birds and deer in her yard. She was also an avid New York Mets fan. Most of all, Shirley will be remembered and cherished for her kindness, hospitality and love of her family. She considered everyone she met family and was forever blessing our hearts.  Surviving are her daughters, Shirley and Harold Bullock of Jenningsville and Jeannie and Mel Collins of Harrisburg; sons Gregory and Karen Shotwell of Factoryville and Timothy and Ann Shotwell of Laceyville; a sister, Frances Celecki of Carlisle; a sister-in-law, Stella Jones of Towand aand brothers-in-law, Lorne, Sr. and Marge Shotwell of Punta Gorda, FL and Dale and Carol Shotwell of Lovelton. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Duane Shotwell; a brother, Bill Jones; a brother-in-law Clesson Shotwell, and a sister-in-law, Alfreda Shotwell.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. from the Jenningsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Jean Swett of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Vaughn Cemetery in Mehoopany at the family’s convenience.  Family and friends may call an hour before the funeral service at the church at 2 p.m. An Eastern Star service will be held at the church just prior to the funeral service by members of the Tunkhannock Chapter #74.  Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier - Nov. 10, 2011


KEENEY Marjorie J. McGroarty

76, New Albany, PA, passed away on Saturday morning, Nov. 5, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Unit Memorial Hospital of Towanda, PA. Born on Jan. 27, 1935, she was the only child of late Lester and Myrtle Kobbe Keeney of New Albany. She was the wife of the late Charles M. McGroarty, who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2003. She worked many years at the Endicott Johnson Shoe factory and also for Rynveld’s and Kauffman Boot Company. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish of Dushore.  Survivors include her four children and their spouses, Michael and Margaret McGroarty, Maureen and Roger Hoyt, Matthew and Glenda McGroarty and Edward and Michele McGroarty, all of New Albany; eight grandchildren, Josh and (Karen), Beau and (Alicia), Dalton and Dylan, Kylie and Shawn, Lacey and Kira and eight great-grandchildren.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday morning, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. in St. Basil’s Church, 101 Churchill St., Dushore, with Rev. Joseph R. Hornick officiating. Family and friends attended a viewing on Monday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dushore Ambulance Assoc., Julia St., Dushore, PA 18614 in Marjorie’s memory.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier - Nov. 10, 2011


KIESINGER Evelyn Kiesinger Comstock

of Mehoopany, PA passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Jan. 15, 1926 on Golden Hill in Laceyville, she was the daughter of Corey and Ruth Smith Kiesinger.  She worked with her late husband, Howard, for many years in their business, Comstock’s Garage in Mehoopany. She also worked for the USPS in Mehoopany and baked for local restaurants. In her earlier years, she worked at sewing factories. She had a wonderful talent for making beautiful and delicious cakes and did so for many people in the area. Howard was always proud of this and had to have a picture in a special album of every wedding, birthday and special occasion cake that she made.  Mrs. Comstock was very involved in the VFW Post 3583 Ladies Auxiliary of Mehoopany and the Volunteer Ambulance Association, going on many ambulance calls with Howard. If someone needed help, they knew they could call on Evelyn and Howard and help would be available. Evelyn bowled for many years on leagues in Tunkhannock. In the past year, one of her favorite pastimes was going on spur-of-the-moment mystery day trips with her granddaughter, Amanda, sometimes over Dutch Mountain or some other rural location, stopping to have a picnic on the way. She loved her family and will be greatly missed. Evelyn and Howard are together now where there is no more pain or suffering.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard C. Comstock; a granddaughter, Andrea Allen; great-grandson, Tye Hollister Tunnicliff and by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.  Survivors include her sons, Corey and Howard W. Comstock, both of Jenningsville; daughters, Jane and husband, Ken Miller of Kingston and Kay and husband, Sevelon Tunnicliff of Towanda; cherished grandchildren, Corey J. Comstock, Wynne Marabell, Steven Comstock, Emmie Comstock, Melissa Eckert, Sara Hallock, Tanya Sebring, Stephanie Miller, Amanda Tunnicliff and Sevelon J. Tunnicliff; great-grandchildren, Corey Comstock, Jason and Brady Marabell, Lacey and Adelynn Eckert, Avery Allen, Kayliese Robinson, Kyra Hollister Tunnicliff and Kenzie Tunnicliff; sisters, Lucille and husband, Nelson Garland of Santa Cruz, CA, Arlene Moyer of Candor, NY, Sandra and husband, Eugene Kunzman of Elmira, NY, as well as many nieces and nephews and her special companion, Daisy Dog.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. with Pastor Jean Swett of the Mehoopany-Jenningsville-Forkston United Methodist Church officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier - Nov. 10, 2011


KIRWAN Marion Knowles (nee Kirwan)

of Mansfield, PA. Born Towanda, PA on April 3, 1914, died November 27, 2011 at age 97, devoted wife of the late Russell L. Knowles, a retired Head of the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks in Mansfield, dear mother of Jeanne (Fran) Regan, James (Marilyn) Knowles, and Patrick (Roberta) Knowles, cherished grandmother of Michael, Francis, Mary Louise, Patricia Ann, Theresa Regan and Jim, Kate, Kelly and Jon Knowles and eleven great-grandchildren. Marion was an active member of the Holy Child Catholic Church Guild in Mansfield for 70 years serving as treasurer for many years and was honored as "Woman of the Year in 2002." Marion attributed her longevity to daily walks and her participation in the Mansfield University water aerobics program until she was 89 years of age. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Child Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011. No prior visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Holy Child Guild in care of Holy Child Catholic Church of Mansfield.   Star-Gazette - November 30, 2011   


KROECK Fritz K. Kroeck

88 of Elkland, formerly of Lititz, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at his home.  He was born Feb. 20, 1923, in Lancaster, the son of Fritz and Florence George Kroeck. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 6 p.m., with Ed Heyler, officicating. Friends and relatives may call Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rothsville, where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David A.B. Rike, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice or the church.   Wellsboro Gazette – November 8, 2011


LAYTON Donald C.

Age 73, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, October 31, 2011. Donald was born on February 7, 1938 in Johnstown, PA, son of the late Walter and Emma (Coleman) Layton. Donald was self-employed as a dry wall finisher in the Elmira area for many years. He was known to be a perfectionist in his trade work. He was a great father and grandfather. He will be so missed by his family. Donald is survived by his daughters, Bernice (Michael) Will, Melody Brooks and Patricia Layton; sons, Donald (Joyce), Daniel (Teri), Brian (Connie) and Kim (Karen) Layton; many brothers and sisters; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – November 3, 2011


LEWIS Jay Emerson Lewis

Springfield, PA: On October 25, 2011, Jay Emerson Lewis, 76, Springfield, PA, died at home following a battle with cancer. Born December 30, 1934 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Joel and Flossie VanSlyke Lewis. He was married to the former Shirley Seybolt in 1957. Jay was a graduate of Southside High School in Elmira and Harpur College (now SUNY of Binghamton). His working life was spent in the office equipment and telephone systems fields. Prior to and following retirement he was employed at Elmira Arms. He was also a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean conflict. A life-long member of the National Rifle Association, at the time of his death he was also a member of the International Benchrest Shooters Association and a member and host of the Endless Mountains Woodworkers Association. In addition to his wife of almost 54 years, Shirley, he is survived by four children: Joel, his wife Judy and their children, Jacob and Shelby, Sorrento, FL; James, wife Maggi and their children, Abigail and Anna of Troy, PA and step-grandchildren, Jason, Jennie, Jeremiah and Jedidiah and their families; Kathleen, her husband Bill Call, and their children, Nick and Olivia of Gillett, PA; Jennifer, her husband Ward Reeder, and their children Jason and Colby, Mackeyville, PA; his sister, June and her husband Richard Drehmer, Middletown, MD, a niece and four nephews. According to his wishes, no services will be held. Burial will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society .  Star Gazette – October 27, 2011    


LIGNIAN Donna Wiggins

71, of Sayre, PA died peacefully at home after a courageous battle against lung cancer October 26, 2011.  She was born June 25, 1940 in Coudersport, PA the daughter of the late Edwin and Geraldine Gabler Lignian.  Donna graduated from Coudersport High School (1958) and Mansfield State College (1963). She taught elementary education in Waverly and Nichols, and later worked for Panosians and First Citizens National Bank. Donna was devoted to her family and was very proud of her sons and their wives. She took great joy and pleasure watching her grandchildren grow up. Donna loved camping at Fair Haven State Park, Fair Haven, NY where she enjoyed swimming, hiking, and sitting around the campfire. Donna enjoyed dancing and especially enjoyed square dancing as a member of the Penny Promenaders. She also loved round dancing as a member of the Round Dance Club in Elmira, NY. Donna made friends easily and will be missed by the many people who loved her.  While a student at Mansfield State College, she met and married Dave Wiggins of Monroeton. They just recently celebrated 50 wonderful years together.  Donna is survived by her husband David at home, 3 sons David (Patty) Wiggins of High Point, NC, Doug Wiggins of Lancaster, PA, and Daniel (Lora) Wiggins of Leraysville, PA, 5 grandchildren David and Katie Wiggins of High Point, NC, Renee and LeeAnna Wiggins of Lititz, PA, and Clay Wiggins of LeRaysville, PA, mother-in-law Peg Cobb of Colley, PA, sister in-law Joanne (Burton) Adams of Colley, PA, brothers-in-law Robert (Debbie) Cobb of Wyalusing, PA, Terry (Terry) Cobb of Wyalusing, Pa, Ted Cobb of Laceyville, Pa, and Robert (Patty) Wiggins of Johnson City, TN, best friend and her sister of the heart of 39 years Lou Rita Hagerman of Waverly, NY, special aunt Gloria Smiley of Pinellas Park, FL, and special cousin Bill (Betty) Gabler of Olean, NY.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 1-2:30pm at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 South Keystone Avenue, Sayre, PA. A Memorial Service will follow at the Church at 2:30pm with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.   Sayre Morning Times – October 31, 2011   


LOOMIS Janice Marie Benninger

age 85, of 216 Jackson Rd., Laceyville, Pa., died Sunday evening, Oct. 30, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Janice was born on March 5, 1926 in Meshoppen, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Courtney H. and Hanna Jane (Jennie) Love Loomis. Growing up in Meshoppen Janice was a graduate of Meshoppen High School class of 1944.  Janice married Howard L. Benninger on June 15, 1947. Janice worked as a secretary at Salem Products, a clothing factory in Meshoppen during World War II, and was also a secretary at other dress factories in Meshoppen and Black Walnut. After having children she became a housewife and homemaker for her husband and family. While living Tunkhannock, she took care of many children in the late 1950s and into the 1960s. Janice and Howard then moved to Laceyville in 1971.  Janice was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville. She absolutely cherished spending time with her family. Janice also enjoyed various crafts, such as ceramics, crocheting, and sewing.  Surviving is her husband of 64 years, Howard L. Benninger of Laceyville; a son, Larry Benninger and his wife Susan of Saegertown, Pa.; a daughter, Barbara Davis and her husband Donald of Tunkhannock, Pa.; her grandchildren, Melissa Davis Banks and her husband Stephen of Dresher, Pa., Andrew Benninger and his wife Lisa of Conneaut Lake, Pa., Dr. Kathryn Benninger Giroux and her husband Sonny of Johnstown, Pa., Matthew Davis and his wife Sarah of Lititz, Pa., Timothy Benninger of Pittsburgh, Pa., Gregory Benninger of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Allison Davis Ramil and her husband David of Pheonixville, Pa. She is also survived by six great grandchildren, Dylan and Alex Banks of Dresher, Pa., Addy, Gordon, and Maxwell Benninger of Conneaut Lake, Pa., and Benjamin Giroux of Johnstown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Margaret (Maggie) Ferris on Oct. 28, 2009 and her brother Dale Loomis on Oct. 22, 2004.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday morning, Nov. 4, 2011 at the Braintrim Baptist Church, Church Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Davis and Rev. Dave Faulkner of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call at the Braintrim Baptist Church an hour prior to the service at 10 a.m. on Friday. Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville.  In lieu of flowers those wishing to make donations may do so to the American Diabetes Association or to the Braintrim Baptist Scholarship Fund, PO Box 281, Laceyville, PA 18623.   Towanda Daily Review - November 2, 2011  


LUDWIG Alma L. Johnston

97, formerly of Minersville, died on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Broad Acres Health & Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro.  Alma was born in Minersville on July 12, 1914, to Clarence Franklin and Sadie Miller Ludwig.  Alma was a graduate of Minersville High School, Ursinus College and Columbia University's Teachers' College where she earned a Master's Degree in 1941. While at Ursinus, she was a physics assistant under Dr. John Mauchly who later built the first digital electronic computer. She taught mathematics at Minersville High School and Penn State University, Schuylkill Haven Campus Summer School. Alma attended Summer Institutes at Franklin and Marshall and San Diego State. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Minersville and served as Worthy Matron of the Pioneer Chapter of the Eastern Star and as Mother Advisor of The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She was active in Girl Scout Troup #1 as Assistant Leader, a member of the American Association of University Women and the Treasurer of Delta Kappa Gamma.  Alma is survived by two daughters, Marilyn (Winfield M.) Watson of West Chester, Jeanne (Dr. Edward, Jr.) Cias of Mansfield, and a grandson, Dr. Edward (Karen) Cias, III, also of Mansfield.  In keeping with Alma's wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Burial in Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, PA.   Wellsboro Gazette – November 30, 2011  


MOODY Stanley E. Moody

By God's sovereignty, foreknowledge and mercy, Stanley E. Moody, 83, of Sayre, Pa. died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. He was born on Sept. 1, 1928, in Endicott, N.Y. the son of the late Stanley and Eva Morton Moody. Stanley served his country with the U.S. Army Military Police in Korea in 1950. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Endicott, NY where he worked as both mail carrier and window clerk. Stanley was a member of North Waverly Chapel, Waverly, N.Y. where he and his wife were very active in the tape and visitation ministry as well as coordinators for the prayer chain for many years. Stanley also served on the board of directors on the Montrose Bible Conference for several years as well. He enjoyed traveling and visited most of the fifty states, as well as some places abroad in Europe, the Holy Land, and Canada. Stan will be remembered as a Godly, caring person; a man of prayer and practical helper. He frequently stated, "We can pray about that!" He had a quick smile and easy laugh. His life verse was Isaiah 40:31.  Stanley is survived his by loving and faithful wife of 33 years Joan at home; sister Grace Gevert of Endicott, N.Y.; sister-in-law Patricia Moody of Traverse City, Mich.; niece Michelle Moody (Ken) Larson of Wayland, Mich.; nephew Thomas ( Melissa) Moody of Huachuca City, Ariz.; and their respective families. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at the North Waverly Chapel, 38 Route 34, Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will follow at the church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Edgar Manns and Rev. William Wells officiating.  Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery, Rushville, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Stan's honor to the Missions Program at North Waverly Chapel, 38 Route 34, Waverly, NY 14892.   Towanda Daily Review - November 1, 2011  


MOON Charles L. Moon

45, of 53 Ali Drive, Addison, NY. passed away October 26, 2011 at his home. He was born August 11, 1966 in Blossburg, Pa. the son of Howard and Jean Dornsife Moon. He worked as an electrician at World Kitchen, Corning, NY., and was a member of the Eagles Club in Addison. He was a veteran of the US. Marine Corp.   He is survived by: Sons – Charles L. Moon Jr., Clarksburg, Pa., Mason B. Moon, Derry, Pa. Daughters – Chasity Moon and Mike Smith Derry, Pa., Candace O’Brien and Billy Fulton, Indiana, Pa., Kisha Moon, Derry, Pa. Grandchildren – Camille, Berlynn, Makayla. Mother Jean Moon, Elkland, Pa. Companion Chastity Dean, Addison, NY. Brothers – Howard Moon, Elkland, Pa., Kevin Moon, Blairsville, Pa., Edward Moon, Elkland, Pa., John Moon, Willow Grove, Pa. Sisters – Debra (Roy) Mitchell, Nelson, Pa., April (Scott) Knicker-bocker, Elkland, Pa. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Kayla, father Howard and stepfather Henry Culina.  A memorial service will be conducted Saturday Nov. 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm. at the Elkland Free Methodist Church, 102 Coates Ave., Elkland, Pa. 16920, Pastor Marty Zdrojewski, Offc.  Military honors will be accorded at the memorial service. Memorial donations may be made to the Free Methodist Church.  Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa.   Corning Leader – October 30, 2011  


MOSHER Dorothy Miller

age 85 of Bradford, N.Y., died Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center due to complications of a fall. Born on August 19, 1926 in Elmira, N.Y., Dorothy was the daughter of the late Harold and Eloise Mosher. She was employed for o ver 25 years at Bath National Bank in Bath and was an active member of the Tyrone United Methodist Church and sang in their choir. She was known to be good natured and generous throughout her life. Dorothy was pre-deceased by her husband, William Lee Miller.  Surviving her is her daughter, Sheila Hagan; grandsons, Andrew (Sonja) Hagan, Joshua Hagan and Zackery Hagan and host of loving and caring friends.  The family will receive relatives and friends at the Tyrone United Methodist Church, 3647 Church Hill Road, Tyrone, NY on Sunday, October 30, 2011 between the hours of 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Dorothy’s Memorial Service will follow at 7 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the church in her memory.    Corning Leader – October 30, 2011  


MUNCEY Kenneth R.

Van Etten: Kenneth Raymond Muncey, age 78, of Van Etten, NY died on Oct. 28, 2011. He was born on Oct. 27, 1933 in Pawtucket, RI. He spent the majority of his work-life serving our country in the Air Force after serving a few years in the Navy in his youth. He spent 21 years serving and reached the rank of Master Sergeant before his military retirement in 1972. He then went on to work as a Quality Control Inspector for Chrysler Corporation and Hasbro and finally ended his work career as a Delta Program Rocket Inspector for McDonnell Douglas Corporation. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and was recently recognized by the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons for 50 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, trivia, crossword puzzles, and spending time with his family. He lived a very full and active life and always had the best stories to share with those willing to listen. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 54 years, Shirley Muncey; his daughter Laurie Montgomery; his son Scott Muncey; his grandson Sean Montgomery (Catherine); his granddaughter Ashley Montgomery Mitchell (Paul); his great-grandchildren Eliza Montgomery, Maggie & Colson Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents William Muncey and Estelle Plante Muncey; his siblings William & Leon Muncey, Gladys Bell, and Claire Gomes; his son Kenneth R. Muncey Jr. Family and friends are invited to call at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, 56 N. Main St. Spencer, on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 2-3:00 p.m., with a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us afterwards at the VFW Post 8139 in Van Etten for food & refreshments. Donations may be made in his name to Masonic Lodge #290 c/o Richard Anderson 240 Michigan Hollow Rd, Spencer, NY 14883.

Star Gazette – November 1, 2011


NAGY Joseph Daniel Nagy

79, of Cummings Creek Road, Middlebury Center, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at his home.  He was the husband of Judith Kelley Nagy whom he married Feb. 12, 1956. Joe was born Nov. 25, 1931, in Ansonia, the son of the late John and Helen Vargo Nagy. He was a machinist for Corning Glass Works and attended the Keeneyville United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing sports, especially softball, hockey and baseball, and was an avid trap shooter. He also liked hunting and fishing. Joe was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.  Surviving are his wife, Judith; sons, David Nagy (Cindy), Millerton, Tom Nagy (Rebecca), Sabinsville; daughter, Valerie Chilson (Greg), Beaver Dams, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Lewis Nagy, Florida. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Nagy; granddaughter, Hannah Chilson; grandson, Samuel Nagy; brothers, John and George Nagy; and sisters, Anna Schneider and Rose Marie Nagy.  Burial will be in the Bath VA Cemetery, Bath, N.Y. A memorial service will be Saturday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m., at the Keeneyville United Methodist Church. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the Log Cabin Trap Club, % Bonnie Gee. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a ""Life Celebration Home,"" 139 Main St., Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Gazette - November 9, 2011


NICKERSON Nancy Jackson

71, of Middlebury Center, Pa., died Nov. 1, 2011, at home.  Nancy Ann was born on July 15, 1940, in Cape Cod, Mass., one of five children of the late William and Evelyn (Desmond) Nickerson. On Feb. 14, 1970, she married William Jackson in San Jose, Calif.  Family and home meant everything to Nancy. A very caring and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend, she was always ready to offer her hand to help.  Surviving are her husband, William; six children, Billy Jackson and Bonnie Jackson, both of Middlebury Center, Timmy Jackson and Thomas Jackson, both of Blossburg, Mary Lute and Nathaniel Lute both of Richland, Wash.; six grandchildren; siblings, Lila Bellows of Montana, William Nickerson, Mike Nickerson and J. Kenneth Nickerson, all of Blossburg; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family invites friends to call 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. A time of remembrance and celebration will follow at 4 p.m.


PERRY Alfred Perry

Watkins Glen: 82, of Watkins Glen, went to be with his Lord on October 31, 2011. The family will friends and relatives on Friday (Nov. 4th) from 5-7pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00am at the Bradford Baptist Church, Bradford, NY; followed by burial at the Bradford Cemetery. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 64 years, Anna (Fink) Perry; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and James Saunders of Hornell, and Judi and Don Paris of Oviedo, FL; sister, Grace Ameigh; brothers, Albert Perry, Charles (June) Perry, Robert (Lillian) Perry, Edward (Alice) Perry, and Lawrence (Cora) Perry; 7 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; and sisters, Celia Bowdin and Doris Pipes. Alfred James Perry was born in Tyrone, NY on January 23, 1929 at home. He was the oldest son of nine children, to parents Raymond and Mildred Perry. Alfred farmed his entire adult life on Kelly Hill Road and worked for more than 40 years until his retirement from Dresser-Rand in Painted Post. Memorials in his memory may be made the Bradford Baptist Church, 2788 Yawger Hill Rd., Bradford, NY 14818.    Star Gazette – November 2, 2011    


PUTNAM Sally Moonyeen Putnam-Jurnack

75, died peacefully after a short illness at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. During this illness, she was cared for by the exceptional nursing staff on 5 Main. This is significant because she is a graduate of The Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1956, where she had the honor of caring for Dr. Guthrie and his family. Sally was extremely proud of her nursing profession and during her own practice, strived to give compassionate care to her patients and their families.  During the last years of her life, she had resided at the Towanda Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home where she received loving caring and support from the outstanding staff. Her life was enriched during her stay there and from this caring she was able to connect again with her love of books and art.  Born Jan. 24, 1936, she was the apple of the eye of her parents, Neulah (Norconk) and Robert Putnam, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Towanda High School, attended nursing school and then met the love of her life, Stephen John Jurnack, Jr., who also preceded her in death. Their life together took them to the Princeton, NJ area, where they enjoyed many years together.  They had two children, Joy of New Rochelle, NY and David, who is married to Mary Theresa Jurnack and resides in Towanda. Sally made sure all her grandchildren had an appreciation for art—they are Stephen, Kathryn and Kevin Jurnack and Emily and Sophey Dewell. Her brother, Larry Putnam and his wife, Peggy, of Towanda, were always an important part of her life. She took great pleasure in being an aunt to Jennifer (Putnam) and Jim Seymour and Bryan Putnam and his wife, Jennifer.  Once again, she had the opportunity to teach art appreciation through watercolor to Jennifer and Jim’s children, Benjamin and Kamdyn, during painting lessons this past summer.  Sally’s great love was art. She began painting as a teenager, using oil and charcoal as her medium. Whether during her time living in and around Princeton to relocating back to Towanda, she loved all things art. After she became a widow at age 43, she went back to books and art as a source of comfort. She had the opportunity to travel to Egypt, where she experienced one of the Wonders of the World. Her passion for her watercolors brought her to the decision to show her art in a show this fall at the Personal Care Home.  To honor Sally as a mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend, nurse and artist, the family will be celebrating her life and work in a Memorial Service Art Show entitled “From Me to You” at the Personal Care Home from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday Nov. 27. A service will be held prior to the show at 1:30 p.m. at the Care Home to honor this amazing woman.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made, in her remembrance, to support the Second Century Campaign of the Bradford County Regional Arts Council, 601 Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier - Nov. 2, 2011


ROUPP Shirley Richards

76, of Canton, and formerly of Roaring Branch, died on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Manorcare South Health Services in Williamsport. Shirley Mae Roupp was born on June 18, 1935, in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Welford and Martha (Botsford) Roupp. She was married to Jacob "Jack" Richards for 45 years before his passing on March 25, 2005.  In addition to caring for family and home, Shirley worked at Wundies in Williamsport for many years.  She was very kind and a happy-go-lucky type of person. Shirley enjoyed playing bingo at Ralston Fire Hall and in earlier years, was an avid bowler.  Surviving are her two sons, Jacob III "Buck" (Norma) Richards of Roaring Branch and Mark Richards of Canton; two stepchildren, Daniel (Gloria) Richards of St. George, Kan., and Linda Henry of Colorado Springs; three siblings, Arlene (Max) Schaefer and Graydon (Dorothy) Roupp, all of Ralston, and Jane (Jerry) Transue of Canton; several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband Jack, Shirley was predeceased by her son, Jamie Earl Richards, on May 3, 2005; a brother and sister, Earl Roupp and Doris Crawley.  Private services and interment will be held at a later date.  Those who wish may make a memorial to the Ralston Vol. Fire Co., c/o P.O. Box 1 Ralston, PA 17763 or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Pepper's in Canton is in care of arrangements.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 1, 2011


SANTILLI Antoinette C. Sorge

89 years of 212 W. First St., Corning, NY died Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY. She was born August 11, 1922 in Roxbury, MA the daughter of the late Cresenzo and Bice Fasoli Santilli. Antoinette was a lifelong resident of Corning, a graduate of St. Mary's Catholic School and attended Corning Free Academy. Antoinette married Remo R. Sorge on November 27, 1947 in St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Remo predeceased her in February 2010 after 62 years of marriage. She spent her years working as a homemaker and caretaker for her family. She was a true mothers, mother. She was a member of All Saint's Parish, attending St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Surviving, her daughter and son-in-law, Francesca and Christopher Machuga of Elmira Heights, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony M.D. and Laurie Sorge of Fairport, NY and John M.D. and Laurie Sorge of Raleigh, NC; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Vincent (Kathy) Santilli of Corning, NY; and sisters, Anne Santilli, Corning, NY and Mary (Robert) Tommasi of Long Island; also several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Remo, she was predeceased by her infant brother. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Friday, November 4, 2011 from 4-6 pm. A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 10:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am, St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Committal prayers and interment will take place in the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff and administration of Founders Pavilion for the loving care extended to their parents, Remo and Antoinette Sorge over the past few years. The family asks that donations be made in Antoinette's name to Founders Pavilion, 205 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – November 3, 2011   


SCHANTZ Joanne W. Bortner

74, of Sugar Run, PA died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at her home following a lengthy illness. Born on March 28, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Webster Leroy and Helen Ruth Graham Shantz of Eagle PA, Chester County.  She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Spring City, PA. In her early years she worked at the Roberts Meat Packing Plant Co. She grew up working on her parent’s family farm and enjoyed all the animals and gardening. On Nov. 22, 1975, she married William Bortner in Phoenixville. After Bill’s retirement, they moved to Sugar Run to enjoy the rural country living.  Survivors include her four children and their spouses, John F. and Helen Trivelpiece, Kaye and Ron Mussalman, Betty and Michael Pyle, Mark and Virginia Trivelpiece; two step-children, Diane and Douglas Williams and Debra Degler; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers and sister, Mary Marks, Darlene and Dudley Bowen and Kaye and James Hetrick. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Helen Peel and Kelly Swartz; two step-sons, James and William Bortner, Jr. and a sister Elizabeth Gresko.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with the Rev. Barry Ballard officiating. Wyalusing Rocket Courier - Nov. 8, 2011


SIMONE John Joseph Simone

70, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. He was born in Rome, NY, and moved to The Villages from Horseheads, NY, in the late 1990s. Mr. Simone was a retired tax manager for Corning Glass Works. He was a member of the Model Railroading Club, an avid golfer and Vegas enthusiast. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his daughter, Lynn Rechel, Bowie, MD, and one grandson. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Feed the Needy Program at First Presbyterian Church of Wildwood. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services - The Villages with visitation one hour before. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services - The Villages, The Villages, FL, 352-753-8353.  Star Gazette – November 1, 2011  


SINGER Carlton A. Singer, Sr.

71, of Bradenton, FL, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at home, after a brief illness. He was born on Feb. 1, 1940 in Media, PA and had lived in Sullivan County, PA and Ocean City, NJ. Carl was predeceased by his parents, Tryon, Sr. and Grace (Abel) Singer; his brother, Tryon “Bud” Singer, Jr.; stepson, Markus Grunwaldt and wife, Sharon Amos Singer.  Mr. Singer served in the United States Air Force and was retired from the Procter & Gamble plant in Mehoopany. He had also worked as an upholsterer, operating his own business. He was a member of the Moose Club of Bradenton and past member of the Marmora, NJ Volunteer Fire Department and Dushore V.F.W.   Carl enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing darts, watching NASCAR, being near the water and spending time with his many friends and family members who will miss him deeply.  He is survived by his wife, Inge Cooper, with whom he shared nine years of marriage; his son, Carlton Singer, Jr. (Brandi) of Bradenton; his three daughters, Kimberly (Bruce) Shearer of Florida, Sandra (Dennis) Staiger of Pennsylvania and Amanda (Aaron) Durland of Pennsylvania; stepdaughter, Ilona Shephard of Canada; a son, Ronald Tope of Ohio; his sister, Sandra Rigby of Pennsylvania; and his brother, Kermit J. Singer of Florida. Carl is also survived by seven grandchildren, Anna, Benjamin, Jackson, Miles, Justin, Mindy and Farren, as well as one great-granddaughter.  Services will be private. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Carl’s memory to Mooseheart (for children) at 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539-1118.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier - Nov. 8, 2011


SMITH Joseph E. Smith

age 53, of Blossburg, PA, died Sunday, November 27, 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Joe was born December 27, 1957 in Sarasota, FL, a son of Donald F. and Ruth (Williams) Smith. Joe worked as a body and fender repairman. He enjoyed leather tooling.   Joe is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Samantha (Chad) Roupp, Ashley Smith, both of Blossburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael Scott (Theresa) Smith of Blossburg, PA; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Theresa (Tom) Mahosky and Sherry (Mike) Stoudt, all of Blossburg; his parents, Don and Ruth Smith of Blossburg; one grandchild, Tyler; aunts, uncles, cousins, and nephews.  In keeping with Joe's wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Funeral home obituary – November 30, 2011   


SPENCER Connie Marsh

was born October 24, 1940 in Sayre, Pennsylvania to James R. and Lucille R. (Page) Spencer.  She lived the past 28 years in Rockdale, moving here from Tomball. On April 7, 1961, she and William H. "Bill" Marsh were married in Canton, Pennsylvania. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church in Milano.   Connie passed away Sunday afternoon, October 23, 2011 at her home near Rockdale, reaching the age of 70. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. "Bill" Marsh on June 2, 2007.  Surviving are her sons, Jeffery Marsh of Rockdale, Timothy Marsh of Rockdale, William T. Marsh and wife Donna of Milano. Grandchildren, Brian Marsh, Ashlie Marsh, Travis Marsh, Josh Allen. Great grandson, Seth Marsh.  Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM Thursday, October 27, 2011 in the First Baptist Church in Milano with Rev. Dave Lucus officiating. Burial will follow in the Sand Grove Cemetery near Milano.  Visitation; 5PM to 7PM Wednesday at the funeral home in Rockdale.  Pallbearers; James Dawson, Brian Marsh, Nathan Baban, James Allen, Josh Allen, Jimmy Morgan.   Funeral home obituary – October 30, 2011  


STINSON-ROGERS John K. 'Johnny' Stinson-Rogers

age 25, of Dundee, NY died accidentally Monday October 31, 2011 in a truck accident in the town of Erwin, NY. Friends may call from 5-8 pm Friday (Nov. 4) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY; where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday (Nov. 5) with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Burial will be in Bradford Cemetery, Bradford, NY. He is loved and will be dearly missed by his parents Sue A. (Robert) McConnell of Savona, NY; his loving girlfriend Megan J. Warren with whom he made his home; a sister Taylor N. McConnell of Savona; maternal grandmother Sandy Rogers and maternal great grandmother Penny Sutryk both of Bradford, NY; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends.   Star Gazette – November 2, 2011    


TALLIS John R. Sr.

A longtime resident of Pine City died Wednesday morning, November 23, 2011 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following declining health at the age of 84. Born on August 31, 1927 son of the late, John H. & Atlanta B. Burnham Tallis, John served in the US Navy and was employed by Howard's Express for many years as a salesman. He enjoyed collecting and selling antiques and was the proprietor of Woodshed Antiques in Pine City. John was a member of first Baptist Church in Elmira and a Boy Scout leader for many years. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Jean Fritchley Tallis; children, John Jr. (Theresa) Tallis, Horseheads; Karen (Daniel) Robbins, Pine City; Greg (Jane) Tallis, Cary, NC; Kathy (Gerry) Warner, Southport; grandchildren, Scott and Todd MacIntosh, Jessica (Joe) McInnis, James (Mallory Stanton) Nichols, Daniel and David Robbins; Thomas and William Tallis, Nicole (Shane Miller) Bourgeois, Andrew Bourgeois, great-grandchildren, Presley Madison McInnis, Krew Jamison Miller. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his brother, James Tallis. The family would like to thank the staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for their compassionate care and kindness. Private services will be handled at the family's convenience.   Star-Gazette - November 30, 2011   


TILLEY Lorraine T. Miller

82, of Dushore, Pa., passed away on Sunday morning, Oct. 30, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Myerstown, Pa.  Born on Sept. 13, 1929, in Nordmont, Pa., a daughter of the late Albert and Elsie Botsford Tilley. She was the wife of 54 years, of the late Miles Miller Jr., who died in 2001.

She graduated from Sonestown High School in 1946 and from Williamsport Business School in 1947. She worked as secretary with the Sullivan County School District for many years, and also worked on the family dairy farm. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and enjoyed family gatherings.  Lorraine was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Church, Zion Chapel, in Dushore, Pa.  She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Linda and Eric Hicks of Myerstown, Pa., Kenneth and Brenda Miller of Dushore, Pa., Tammy and Michael Morawski of Baltimore, Md.; three grandchildren, Anastasia and Nicholas Miller, and Abigail Morawski; two nieces, Kathy Prichard and Janet Miller; great nephew, Sterling Kepner; great niece, Katie Prichard; and her faithful canine companion, Brandy and feline companion, Moonlight.  Lorraine was preceded in death by an infant son, and a brother, Allen Tilley.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Shepherd of the Hills Church, Zion Chapel of Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa., with Rev. Robert Kaltenbaugh her pastor officiating. Interment will be at a later time in the Cherry Grove Cemetery in Nordmont, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Bradford Co. Humane Society in Ulster, Pa., or the Sullivan Co. Library, Dushore, Pa.

Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 1, 2011


WAGNER Aileen Wagner Stewart

died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at the Green Home, Wellsboro.  She was born May 5, 1922, to Adam and Ethel Wagner. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 59 years, Ellsworth Hugh Stewart; brother, Fred (Helen) Wagner; sisters, Anna (Wayne) Henry, Frances (Steve) Strong, Kathryn (Clifford) Graham, Eloise (Arthur) Housel, Florence (John) Steele and Erma (Roy) Bliss. Aileen is survived by daughters, Yvonne (Philip) Butler, Lorraine (Carl) Dosier; son, James (Doris) Stewart; sister, Jean (Edward) Miller; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  She will be sadly missed. She loved her family and baseball, especially the Mets.  There will be a memorial service Saturday, Nov. 26, at 10:30 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 100 Brooklyn St., Mansfield.  Wellsboro Gazette – November 2, 2011   


WILLIAMS Wallace G. "Gary"

Age 67 of Watkins Glen, NY. He was born June 19, 1944 in Towanda, PA son of the late Wallace B. and Gertrude (Wilcox) Williams and died Thursday, November 24, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his children Thomas Park, Melanie Papineau, Derrick and Ryan Williams; sisters Patricia Knolles and Catherine Buffington; several nieces and nephews including Christopher, David and Michelle Knolles. It was his request that there be no services. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star-Gazette - November 30, 2011  


WILSON Bernita Ella Millhollen

age 67, of Painted Post died on Monday, October 31, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Bernita was born in Lindley, NY on December 30, 1943, the daughter of Bernard and Myra (Conklin) Wilson. She married Donald Millhollen on June 26th, 1965 in Corning. Bernita is survived by her husband: Donald Millhollen, two sons: Eric (April) Millhollen of Lindley and Greg (Carrie) Millhollen of Lindley. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 1-3 PM and 5-7 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning. A funeral service will be held on November 4th at 11 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery, Addison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bernita's honor to the Corning YABA c/o Crystal Lanes, 11749 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or the Presho United Methodist Church, Route 15, Lindley, NY 14858.    Star Gazette – November 2, 2011  


WOOD Harold Wood

79, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Thursday, October 27, 2011. He was born in Canton, Pa., February 9, 1932, the son of the late Lena Lenkins.  He is predeased by his mother, Lena Lenkins, his brother, Wesley Wood and his sister, Marguerite Wilson.  He was a United States Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War until 1952, when he received an honorable discharge. He resided in Athens, Pa., with his family until the early 1980s, when they moved to Tallahassee, Florida, where he retired.  He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Eva; his sister, Neva Wood of Tallahassee; and his son, Russell Wood. He is also survived by his grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  He loved to spend time with his wife, taking rides in his truck and enjoying life with his dog.  A private family memorial will be held in Tallahassee on Friday, November 4 at 10 a.m.  He will be forever missed and never forgotten. Arrangements are being made with Beggs Funeral Home, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Fla.   Sayre Morning Times - November 1, 2011    


? Lauralee Michelle Widmer

age 36, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, October 21, 2011 in Jackson Twp., PA.  The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – October 27, 2011


36-year-old Elmira, N.Y. woman was killed last Friday morning, Oct. 21, in a crash on Bailey Creek Road, Jackson Township, that police say was caused by a drunk driver.  Lauralee Michelle Widmer was traveling southbound at 7:55 a.m. when she was struck by the northbound vehicle of Brandon Craig Davidson, 32, of Perryton, Texas. Trooper Craig Wharton reported that Davidson lost control of his 2011 Dodge 2500, traveled onto the berm, then back across the centerline of the road,where he hit Widmer's 2011 RAV 4.   Widmer was pronounced dead at the scene by Tioga County Deputy Coroner Brian Keck


? Claudia Zelma Marble

74, of Eustis, Fla., died on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. Services are private.  Claudia was born in Tioga County, Pennsylvania to Raymond and Lyah Gleason.  She was a devoted loving homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother who worked very hard. She was proud of her Native Heritage, strong in her spiritual beliefs, with a loving disposition and a heart that found the good in all people. She was an honorary supporting member of the Association of Recovering Motorcycles.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernie James King and her second husband, Louie Marble; a daughter, Debbie and a grandson, Scotty. She leaves behind her sons, Ernie J.Jr. (Diane) King, Scott King and her children by marriage, Roger (Heather), Steve (Linda) Oliver (Melody) Kathy, and Mary Jane Marble; 13 grandchildren, Shy-la, Shanadel, Sinbad, Anthony, April, Mandy, Josh, Erick, Patrick, Diamond, Essie, Amber and Shawn; several great-grandchildren and many loving extended family members and friends.  Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Deland.  Wellsboro Gazette – October 27, 2011    

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