The History Center on Main Street

61 North Main Street, Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933

Tri-Counties Genealogy & HIstory

Newspaper Clippings & Obituaries for Tioga, Bradford, Chemung Counties

Tioga County Newspaper Abstracts      Chemung County Newspaper Abstracts      Obituaries By Cemetery

Tri County Clippings- Page Five Hundred Sixteen
In order by surname at birth

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.
To search this section see the Partitioned Search engine - Clippings partition

AMATO Sergio

Surrounded by his family, Sergio Amato, 91 of Amato Hill Lane, Rome, Pa died peacefully Friday evening, November 11, 2011. Sergio was born on January 5, 1920 in Molfetta, Italy, a son of the late Michele and Maria (DePinto) Amato. Sergio was employed as a Mason Brick Layer for many years. He treasured his family and enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas; watching the Mets and playing cards. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 59+ years, Rosemarie (Pallone) Amato; sons and daughters-in-law: Michael and Ellen Amato; Mark and Rachael Amato; daughters: Maria Elisa Amato; Carol Ann Amato; grandchildren: Michael Sergio Amato; Michelle Alice Amato; Jessica Mae Amato, Samantha Rose Amato; Paul and Andrew Strealer; Corina, Riley and Jacob Brodeur. A sister-in-law: Josephine Amato. Abiding with his wishes there will be no services.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.   Sayre Morning Times - November 14, 2011


BAER Arlan Larue Baer

68, of Glendive, Mont., died on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive. Services will be held at a later date. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Arlan was born on Sept. 27, 1943, in Berwick, Pa., the son of Harold and Gladys (DeHaven) Baer. He was raised and educated in Benton, Pa., graduating from Benton High School with the class of 1961. After graduating from high school, Arlan moved to Bloomsburg, Pa. where he attended Bloomsburg College, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Arlan taught for over thirty years in the East Lycoming School District, teaching the sixth grade primarily sixth grade math. During Arlan's retirement he worked as a bartender for two years before moving to Alberton, Mont. and later Richey, Mont. to be near his son and enjoy Eastern Montana hunting. Arlan was united in marriage to Gwendolyn Roat, in Berwick, Pa. Arlan enjoyed hunting for deer and antelope, he was great at socializing, loved being around people and telling tall tales of the hunt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Gladys Baer. Survivors include his son, Richard (Marsha) Baer of Muncy; daughter, Michelle (John) Fischer of Hughesville; sons, Mike (Erin) Baer of Glenrock, Wyo. and Tim (Fiancé Jessica Swarthout) Baer of Middleburg, Fla.; ex-wife, Gwendolyn Baer of Middleburg and seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Berwick High School Football Program in Berwick, Pa. and Bloomsburg University Football Program in Arlan's name. Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 5, 2011


BANKS Karen Sue Shaffer

49, of 71 Charles St., Roaring Branch, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, with her family at her bedside. Karen was married to Jeffrey A. Shaffer Sr. Karen operated the former Jeff's Bait and Tackle in DuBoistown for 10 years and retired from the Williamsport Home, where she was a nurse's aide with over 10 years of service.  Karen enjoyed fishing, going to the beach and doing arts and crafts. She especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Born May 8, 1962, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Philip L. and Mary L. Hall Banks.  Surviving, in addition to her husband, is her mother, Mary L. (Merril) Beck of South Williamsport; son, Casey P. of Roaring Branch; daughters, Jessica D. (Brian L.) Titus of Williamsport and Katie-Mae L. Shaffer and her fiance, Hunter C. Outten of Roaring Branch; stepson, Jeffrey A. Shaffer Jr. of South Williamsport; stepdaughters, Stephanie L. Shaffer of Linden and Kinsie M. Harris of Lock Haven; sisters, Tina Beck and Brenda (Jerry) Knee, both of South Williamsport; grandchildren, Dylan and Brayden Titus; stepgrandchildren, Michael, Makayla, Tiannah, Savannah, Devon, Gillian and Emma.  Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Pastor Ron Morgret officiating. No visitation.   Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 9, 2011


BATCHELOR Robert Lincoln Batchelor

died August 29, 2011, in Willowbrook Nursing Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born August 9, 1917, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Harrison A. and Bessie Irene Skiles Batchelor. A graduate of Penn State, he began his career as a teacher and basketball coach in Canton.  He and his late wife, Autumn Batchelor, were educators and missionaries for 35 years to Western Samoa, where he supplemented his income as a locksmith. Moving to Nacogdoches in 1987, he was a teacher at Nacogdoches High School and Northwood Academy and worked at the Red Barn Steakhouse. He continued his trade as a locksmith throughout his retirement, working with G&G Lock, until the last year of his life.   He was an avid coin collector and remained a loyal alumni of Penn State. A member of Northwood Baptist Church, he was also an ordained minister and respected throughout the community for his vast knowledge of the Bible.  In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Freberg; and brother, David Batchelor. Survivors include two nephews, Kurt Batchelor and John Batchelor; and sister-in-law, Bernice Batchelor. Though he had no children, he was loved by numerous family members, friends and acquaintances around the world whose lives he impacted by his teaching of God's word, by his prayers and by his love for the Lord.  Mr. Batchelor was laid to rest August 31, 2011, at Bethel Cemetery in Texas with the Rev. Bennie Lewis and the Rev. Kent Pate officiating. Canton Independent Sentinel - December 3, 2011 


BOSTWICK E. Paulette Mayes

Of Big Flats, NY and formerly of Lindley, NY went to be with her LORD unexpectedly on Saturday evening, November 12, 2011 at the age of 69. Paulette was born May 28, 1942 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of the late Warden Grant Bostwick and Etta Mae Jarman. She received her degree at CCC in Secretarial Science and was employed by His Tabernacle until her retirement, at which point continued on to volunteer. Paulette is survived by children David Mayes, Chad Mayes, Crystal (Chris) Myers and Rhonda (Micheal) Spencer; grandchildren Cody, Chad and Coryn Spencer, Christopher, John and Timothy Myers, and Juston, Rhandalyn and Kurtis Mayes; brother Robert (Darlene) Bostwick, and nieces and nephews. She was a foster mother to many in both Chemung and Steuben County. The family will welcome relatives and friends to a celebration of Paulette's Life at His Tabernacle, 16 Level Acres Dr., Horseheads, NY at 12 noon, Wednesday, November 16, 2011. She will be laid to rest at a private family service. All who knew Paulette knew her as a faithful, loyal, loving mother and a life-long friend. She was a founding member of His Tabernacle Family Church, a children's teacher and seniors director. She taught us all to love, serve and to be consistent. Everyone will miss her presence as she is now rejoicing with her Savior. The family respectfully request that memorials be made in Paulette's name to His Tabernacle, PO Box 189, Horseheads, NY for the development of a children's playground. Star Gazette – November 15, 2011  


BUCK Donn B. Buck

81 of Gahanna, Ohio died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011.  Born April 2, 1930, in Montgomery, Pa. to the late Elmer Buck and Mary Martha Ranken. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a career service man in both the US Air Force and US Army.  Preceded in death by wife of 49 years, Mary Rose (Rumsey) in 2009; son, John Buck; daughter-in-law, Cassandra Buck, and sister, Judy Miller.  Survived by daughter, Tanna Buck (Scott Malenky); grandchildren, Daniell (Billy) Warner, Jessica M., Joshua E., Jacqulynn E. Howard; great-grandchildren, Kenyin and Kaydin Miller; Step-mother, Lois Buck of Montgomery; brothers, Francis "Charlie" Buck, Elmer "Jack" Buck; sisters, Nancy Berryman and Joann Gruver; nieces; nephews and extended family. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR's 3 at 61, Sunbury, Ohio. Private interment in Mifflin Twp. Cemetery on Monday.  Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 3380 Treemont Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43221.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 5, 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 – December 2, 2011 


CICCONI Leo A. "Cookie"

Age 68, of Elmira, NY, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 10, 2011, at St. Joseph's Hospital peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by children, Tony (Suzann) Cicconi, Amy Cicconi; 4 grandsons and 2 granddaughters; mother, Betty Cicconi; sisters, Betsy (Glenn) McClelland, Patty (Bob) Briggs; brothers, Joe (Joyce) Cicconi and Mike Cicconi; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Saturday, November 19, 2011, at 12:00 (noon) in New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 East Miller St., Elmira, NY. Robert L. Briggs will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the New Beginnings United Methodist Church or your local Food Pantry. Following the service there will be a dish to pass luncheon at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport NY.    Star Gazette – November 16, 2011   


COFFEY Doris Louise Greenawalt

81, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Sycamore Manor.  Born March 2, 1930, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of John P. and Letitia Long Coffey.  She was a graduate of Williamsport High School and retired from GTE Sylvania. Doris attended Newberry Church of Christ and she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and watching Jeopardy.  Surviving are a daughter, Terry Johnson and husband, Michael of Avis; stepsons, Dennis Greenawalt (Mary) and William Greenawalt (Debbie), both of Williamsport; six grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three siblings, James Coffey of Hawaii, Shirley Springman (Richard) of Williamsport and Donna Shafer (Richard) of Alabama.  She was preceded in death by her husband William H. Greenawalt in 2007; four siblings, Raymond, John and Charles Coffey and Martha Silvi. A graveside service will be held at Montoursville Cemetery at the convenience of the family, and will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions in Doris's name may be made to a charity of one's choice.  Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 10, 2011


CORNELL Vina Eugenia Cornell-Zimdahl Coleman

Our beloved mother; grandmother; great-grandmother, neighbor and friend. Age 91, of Gerry, New York, formerly of Lakeland, Florida and RD3 Ithaca Road, Horseheads, was welcomed home by the Lord Jesus on November 22, 2011. Vina was born January 17th, 1920 in Elmira, NY the fifth of eight children to Horace Marion and Clara Elizabeth Hamilton-Cornell. Our mom was one of those deemed the "Greatest Generation of Americans" who, during World War II, worked first as a welder at the American Bridge and secondly as a WOW (woman ordinance worker) at the Eclipse, both in Elmira Heights, NY. She married her wartime sweetheart, Sergeant Elbert Ralph Coleman on January 27, 1946. They had four children, all of whom survive her: Julia G. "Julie" Ackerman (William) of Latrobe, PA; Elbert R. "Rusty" Coleman, Jr. (Mi Young) of Melbourne, FL; Candace A. "Candy" Hendrix (Stan) of Lexington, SC and Charles E. "Chip" Coleman (Judith) of Horseheads. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild as well as her sister, Elsie Lowell of Gerry, NY; and brothers Joseph (Phoebe) of Caledonia, NY and Benjamin (Margaret) of Penfield, NY. Vina was also a mom to twenty-four foster children. She is also survived by hundreds of nieces and nephews, many cousins and hundreds of Christian friends at the Light and Life Park in Lakeland where she spent her retirement years as well as those at Gerry Homes and the Greensburg PA and Elmira, NY Free Methodist churches. She was a school bus driver for the Horseheads Central School District with 17 years of faithful service, retiring in 1982. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Elbert; sisters, Leah Owen and Crystal Britt and brothers, Nathan and Paul Cornell. Vina loved her husband, her children and her brothers and sisters. Most of all she loved the Lord Jesus and tried to serve him daily. In the early days, she and her sisters Leah and Elsie used to sing as a trio in revival services and camp meetings throughout the area. She shared her testimony of the love of Christ with many of her neighbors and friends on a regular basis. She was a valiant prayer warrior. While she will be greatly missed here, we know beyond all doubt that she will be greeted warmly by the hosts of Heaven. She was a member of the Lakeland Light and Life Free Methodist church in Lakeland, Florida, and was a charter member of the Free Methodist church in Elmira. It was our Mom's wish that there be no calling hours. Contributions may be made in her memory to Heritage Village, Gerry, NY or to a charity of one's choice . A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 2 PM at the Heritage Village Chapel in Gerry with her nephew, Rev. John I. Owen and Rev. Sam Schreffler of Heritage Village co-officiating. Our family would like to thank the staff at Heritage Village as well as the Hospice in Jamestown for the wonderful careful care extended to our mother during her time there. Falconer Funeral Home of Falconer, NY is assisting with the arrangements. The committal service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family at the Gearhart cemetery on the Coleman family homestead in Sullivanville, NY.  Star Gazette – December 2, 2011 


CRANE Laura Harter

age 63, of Elmira, died on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. Born in Corning, she was the daughter of the late Harry and the late Vera (Walker) Crane.  She married Jack Harter in 1990. Laura was employed by Corning, Inc. as a catalytic converter laborer.  She enjoyed working on many kinds of crafts, and she collected frogs and rooster knickknacks. Christmas was her favorite time of year.   She was a very giving person, and would rather give gifts than receive.   Laura was a very good housekeeper.  She did not want anything out of place in her home.  She was an avid animal lover.  She is survived by her  husband: Jack Harter; four brothers: Ronald (Darlene) Crane of Corning, David Crane of Corning, Harry Crane of GA, James (Diana) Crane of Millport; daughters: Karen (Carmen) Smart, Susan (Joseph) Longo, Tracey (Jeff) Phillips;  6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; close family friends: Art and Donna Peck.  She was predeceased by a son, Walter Westbury, a daughter, Linda Bachman and a sister, Gladys Wellington.  A memorial service celebrating Laura’s life will be held on Monday, December 5, 2011 at 1:00pm at Elmira Christian Center, 235 East Miller Street in Elmira with Pastor David Cook officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Laura’s name be directed to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Arrangements are with Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC in Corning.  Corning Leader – December 2, 2011


CRUMBLING Harry Ammon (“Hap”) Crumbling, Jr.

of Houston, TX died on November 21, 2011, in Houston following a brief illness.  A native of Troy, PA, he was the son of Rena Terry and Harry Ammon Crumbling.  His funeral was held on November 25th in his home church, Addicks United Methodist Church in Houston. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  He was born on April 3, 1938, and was given the nickname of “Happy” later shortened to “Hap”. Growing up in Troy he enjoyed hunting with his father, athletics including basketball and football and was a Boy Scout achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, Order of The Arrow and the God and Country Award.  Following graduation from Troy High School in 1956 he attended Johns Hopkins University, serving as president of Kappa Alpha fraternity and graduating in 1960 with a BES degree in chemical engineering.  He later obtained his MBA from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, an honorary business fraternity.  He was in the ROTC at Johns Hopkins and did 2 years of active service at Fort Bliss, TX.  He stayed in the reserves and obtained the rank of Captain before resigning his commission. His working career included Corning, Inc., in Corning, Mercer Engineers, in Houston, and Terry Engineers, LLC, which he founded in 1999 and continued until his passing.  Hap spent time with his family each summer at the family cottage at Mt. Lake and enjoyed frequenting the Bradford County Library as well as local restaurants and church suppers.  Port Aransas, Texas, and Mazatlan, Mexico, were also favorite family vacation spots. He had many and varied interests including reading, music, sports, his dogs, his church, traveling on business and country dancing which he did competitively. Writing was a more recent passion and his first book of a collection of his short stories is in the process of being published.  Hap is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marion Detrick, his daughter, Sharon, his beloved granddaughter, Isabella, and his son, Scott, all of Houston, a sister, Sarah Ransom (Bill) of Sayre, and nephews, Jeff and Brad Craig of Brooklyn, NY, as well as several cousins.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 19th at 1:30 p.m. at the Troy Presbyterian Church, West Main Street, Troy, PA, with the Rev. William Bardo officiating.  There will be a reception for family and friends at the Troy Vet’s Club, 183 Veterans Drive, following the service.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Hap’s memory may send a check made out to Alparon Community Park to the Buchler-Crumbling Tennis Court Project, c/o Alparon Community Park, P. O. Box 244, Troy, PA 16947.  Canton Independent Sentinel - December 3, 2011


DAWES Leon Francis Dawes

of Snow Hill, Md., died peacefully in his daughter's home on Nov. 4, 2011. He was born Sept. 23, 1917, in Trout Run, Pa. He was the son of the late James Walter and Florence Kelly Dawes of Garden View, Pa.  On June 11, 1960, he was joined in holy matrimony to the late Laura Ann Swales. They were married for 40 years. To this union one child was born, Lisa Dawes Cropper. He shared a home with her and her two children, his grandchildren, Mallory and Kyle Cropper. He is also survived by two daughters, Ina Rae Kyle and Lynda Phillips of Pennsylvania, and a son, Wayne Patrick Dawes of South Carolina. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Olivia Yeagle. He is also survived by three stepchildren whom he loved as his own, Darryl Kehrer (Dawn) of Virginia, Allan Kehrer (Cathy) of Pennsylvania, and Lauralee Nichols (Mike) of Oregon. Leon had six siblings, B. Dale of Pennsylvania, Betty Persico of California, and four who preceded him in death, Clinton, Dean, George and Don. Many other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews will also cherish his memory.  Leon was an army veteran, a railroad fireman and he retired in 1979 from AVCO Lycoming, where he inspected aircraft engines.  Cremation followed Leon's death. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Burbage Funeral Home, 208 W. Federal St., Snow Hill. The family will accept visitors from 12 to 1 p.m. and the memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Snow Hill High School's (SHHS) MCJROTC program at 305 S. Church St., Snow Hill, MD 21863.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 8, 2011


FENTON Jack L. Fenton

well-known businessman of the Wyalusing area, at the age of 68, died on Monday morning November 7, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital after battling an extended illness.  He was born in Mehoopany, Pa, the son of the late Edmund and Marian Reeser Fenton. He is survived by his loving wife. Maureen A. Fenton. Jack and Maureen would have celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in June. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children; Todd, Sherri, Dan, Renee, Chad, Peggy, Kyle, Maria and his granddaughters, Levi, Katrina and Shelbi.  He is also survived by sisters and brother; Grace Rought, Joan Zalewski, Delores Moore, Rose Mary Loyak and Clarence Fenton and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceeded in death by 4 brothers; Richard, Ralph, Dusty and John and one sister, Wilma Daily. He achieved one of his greatest dreams when he started the Fenton Welding business in 1987. Upon his retirement he continued to keep himself busy by working on and refurbishing equipment. Prior to his business, he was a pipeliner and certified pipe welder. Jack enjoyed life to the fullest with his wife, family and chocolate lab, Cody. He had many joys in life like boating, roving and nascar racing but his greatest joy was being at home with his family in Homets Ferry. His strength and courage will be greatly missed. There His memorial service will be held on November 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing, PA. There will be a receiving line at 10:30a.m. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  Towanda Daily Review – November 10, 2011 


FULLER Diane L. Colvin

44, of Galeton, PA, died Saturday, November 5, 2011 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Born April 15, 1967, in Port Allegany, PA, she was the daughter of Bert and Louise Manning Fuller. On November 23, 1985, Knoxville, PA, she married Lee E. Colvin, who survives.  She was employed by Drake’s Personal Care Home in Galeton and Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA.  Surviving besides her husband, Lee, are: a son, Matthew (Jessica Bennett) Colvin of Galeton; a daughter, Felecia (Stephen) Furman of Coudersport; two granddaughters, Hannah Lee Furman and Amellia Jo Colvin; her mother, Louise Tomb of Elkland; a brother, Michael (Peggy) Fuller of Elkland; a sister, Charlotte French of Galeton; nieces and nephews; an aunt, Lena Manning of Towanda, PA; her mother-in-law, Bertie Neefe (James) Devlin of Gaines, PA; her father-in-law, Edward Colvin of Branson, MO; a sister-in-law, Gayla (Bobby) Anderson of Woodbridge, VA; and four brothers-in-law, Marc Colvin of Elkland, Craig (Anna) Colvin Colorado Springs, CO, Thomas (Dixie) Colvin of Lancaster, PA, and Anthony (Carrie) Colvin of St. George, UT.  She was predeceased by her father. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 3:00 PM. The Rev. David Brelo will officiate.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – November 7, 2011


FULLMER George W. Fullmer

died Nov. 8, 2011, at the Shamokin Area Community Hospital. He was born in Williamsport, the son of Donald G. and Emily M. (Eiswerth) Fullmer. He was a 1975 Graduate of Williamsport Area High School, and held the title of "Mr. Millionaire." Surviving are his sisters, Delores (Gary) Herman, Patrica (Gerald) Tawney Sr., Kathleen (George) Aller, Irene (Steve) Brewer and brother, Harold M.  He was preceded in death by his brother, David Lee and his parents.  Blank Funeral Home of Sunbury, assisted the family.  The family would like to thank the Guardian Personal Care Home of Coal Township, where he was a resident for taking excellent care of him.   Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 10, 2011


GILLESPIE Suzanne Gillespie-Hampton

age 64, of Hornby Road, Corning, NY, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Corning Hospital following a long illness. Suzanne was born in Corning on May 21, 1947, to Donald and Marjorie (Dutcher) Gillespie. She married Leslie Hampton on June 28, 1986 in Corning. Suzanne loved and cherished her family and friends. She cared for pets during her entire life and they truly gave her great joy. Her pastime included gardening, traveling, boating, and relaxing at the lake. She was a member of the Corning American Legion family and supported the needs of our veterans. She will be greatly missed by her husband, family, and friends. She was employed by the Town of Hornby as an accountant. She is survived by her husband, Leslie; three sisters: Linda (Ron) Adams of Staunton, VA, Sharon (Terry) Strauss of Campbell, and Sandy Waring of Corning; two brothers, Richard (Annette) Gillespie of Woodhull and Ronald (Virginia) Gillespie of Corning; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; stepdaughter, Kimberly Campbell of Wilson, NC; stepson, Jeffrey (Michelle) Hampton of Cape Coral, FL; and grandchildren, Christian and Trinity. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, December 4th from 12 to 3 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. Allen Snapp officiating. Memorials may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 in Suzanne's name. Star Gazette – December 2, 2011


GROVER Steven J.

Age 38 of Elmira, NY died after an eleven month courageous battle with cancer. Born in Elmira, November 8, 1973. He was a dedicated husband, father, son and friend. His loving wife, Sarah Mucenski, survives him with his beloved daughters who he adored, Tessa May and Lyla Jean along with his father and mother, Ansel and Ellen (Strader) Grover Sr., grandmother, Meriam Strader; brother, Kenny (Kim) Grover; sister, Helen (Daryl) Locke; brothers, Ansel Jr. (Laura) Grover, Mike (Amy) Grover; sister, JoAnn (Mark) Kunstmann and brother, Andy (Kim) Schultz; father and mother-in-law, Phil and Jean Mucenski; and numerous nieces and nephews. Many loving friends including Roger and Sandy Sterling, Joel Voorhees, and Jeremy Wickham. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Monday, December 5th, 2011 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Funeral services celebrating the life of Steven J. Grover will take place at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8:00PM. Lay Pastor, John Knapp will officiate. Steve was a dedicated machinist for the Hilliard Corporation for several years. He absolutely enjoyed his family the most he could. He was a fantastic carpenter and a true friend to all. In lieu of flowers please make memorials in Steven J. Grover's name to his daughters, Tessa and Lyla Mucenski at J. P. Morgan Chase Bank, c/o Kevin Schenck, 609 Mosley Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. A very special "Thank You" to Dr. Paul Barr; Lynn Rich, Alicia Coffin the staff of Unit 6-3400 at Strong Memorial Hospital for their care of Steven over the past year.  Star Gazette – December 2, 2011


HALL Aletha Dilmore

Watkins Glen: 81, of Watkins Glen and formerly of Beaver Dams and Reading Center, died at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 14, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., on Friday, (November 18th) from 6pm-8pm; with a memorial service following at 8:00pm. The burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Oldfield Cemetery in Hornby, NY. Aletha was born in Corning, NY; the daughter of O. Dean and Theresa (Perry) Hall. Aletha worked at Schuyler Hospital for 20 years until her retirement in 1996. She was predeceased by her parents; also husband Arthur L. Dilmore in 1969; and son Harold in 1964. She is survived by her children, Lynda Dilmore of Florida; Karen (Dexter) Hines of Beaver Dams; Patricia Harnas of Watkins Glen, Debby (Peter) Cigalotti of Florida, and Arthur (Misty) Dilmore of Florida; 8 grandchildren; Shanin Pfeiffer, JoLynn Dickinson, Sean (Vanessa) Harnas, Eric Cigalotti, Brandon Cigalotti, Cody Dilmore, Jeremiah(Lauren) Dilmore, Benjamin Dilmore; 9 great-grandchildren, Denise Pfeiffer, Leslie Sills, Gabriella Dickinson, Michael Dickinson, Oscar Dilmore, Archer Dilmore, Jadyn Harnas, Gracie Harnas and Lilliana Harnas; and 1 great-grand daughter, Natalista Pfeiffer. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd, Corning, NY 14830.  Star Gazette – November 16, 2011   



Age 71, of Painted Post, NY formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday November 8, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Beverly J. Hamilton; children, Robert and Karen Hamilton, Rebecca and Chris Yeager, Steven Hamilton, Charles Hamilton, Jean and Mike Smith, Chris and Christine O'Donnell; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Judy Hamilton of Savona, NY; also several nieces and nephews. Allen retired from Dresser-Rand Corporation of Painted Post, NY. He was an avid NASCAR fan, a boxing fan, and enjoyed hunting. But more importantly he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY, on Sunday November 13, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Sunday at 4:00 PM. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to American Cancer Society , Southern NY Region - Elmira, 1316 College Ave. Suite 2, Elmira, New York 14901.   Star Gazette - November 12, 2011   


HEFFENTRAGER Gloria Fae Zwoyer

81, of Hurley Hill Road, Morris, died 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


HEIDE Kathryn "Kitty" (Heide) Nolen

84, formerly of Montoursville, Pa., died on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Johnstown, Ohio. She is now and forever with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because she rested her faith on His glorious person and His perfect work. Kitty blessed this earth on May 3, 1927, in Lancaster, Pa., to the late George and Dorothy (Blair) Heide. She graduated from Hershey Junior College with honors, having attended Hershey Junior College under certificate of outstanding scholarship. It was there she met Dale who was attending there under the GI Bill; thus starting their 64 year love affair. Kitty's incredible organization, versatility and adaptability were possibly best seen through her shrewd ability to assist Dale in countless ways, ably setting and then achieving their mutual goals. She set personal and career goals aside to dedicate her life to the accomplishments of her husband and children. She enjoyed the rivalry between her alma mater, Hershey High School and Dale's alma mater Hershey Industrial School. She loved the OSU Buckeyes and never missed a game. Kitty kept up with technology and enjoyed going online to keep in touch with family and friends. Kitty most importantly was a devoted wife, soul mate, loving mother and faithful friend. Her love leaves memories that no one can steal. Kitty is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Dale Lewis Nolen; her children, Kathleen Louise (Bruce) Hannah of Wilmington, N.C., Patricia Lee (Andy) Nolen- Parkhouse of Monson, Mass., James Michael (Sandy) Nolen of Johnstown, Ohio; grandchildren, John Christopher (Jess) Hannah, David James Hannah, Matthew Jared (Erika) Nolen-Parkhouse, Landon Boggs Nolen, Hannah Elizabeth Nolen, and Emily Kathryn Nolen; great-granddaughter, Kaileena, along with numerous friends who loved her dearly. Along with her parents, Kitty is preceded in death by a brother, George Heide. A memorial service will be held at a later date. An online memorial can be located at Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home in Johnstown, Ohio, is assisting the family. "She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." Proverbs 31:10-12


HERFORT Katherine "Kathy" Alsum

63, went home to her heavenly Father on Saturday evening, Nov. 5, 2011, at her home in Friesland, Wisc. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the First Reformed Church in Friesland with Rev. Rob Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Friesland Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Cambria, Wisc., and also at the church on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Kathy was born on July 29, 1948, in Margaretville, N.Y., the daughter of Richard and Josephine (Taylor) Herfort. She attended Downsville Central School and then Milton Elementary School in Rye, N.Y. She graduated from Oxford Academy in Oxford, N.Y. in 1967. She furthered her education in music with a degree from Northland College in Ashland, Wisc. She taught vocal music for the Prentice School System for five years and then was employed with the Cambria-Friesland School District for two years. Kathy met her love of her life, Ron Alsum, and they were united in marriage on March 18, 1978, in Oxford, N.Y. Together they resided in Friesland all their married life. Following her marriage, Kathy was a substitute teacher for the Columbus School District and other local districts. She was a past choir director for the Presbyterian Church in Cambria and a longtime choir director for the First Reformed Church in Friesland. Kathy truly enjoyed participating with the Tuesday evening Friesland Band Concerts, playing the piccolo and the flute, judging many high school solo and ensemble competitions during the school year, as a care giver at Special Touch Camp in Spencer Lake, Wisc., the once a year trip to Mirror Lake to the barrier free cabin and as a team leader for Relay for Life. Kathy was a devoted member of Friesland Reformed Church in Friesland where she also taught Sunday school. She was also a member of the national band, Windjammers United. Kathy was an avid reader and cherished the time she got to spend with her husband snowmobiling in northern Wisconsin and Michigan and riding around in their 1963 Corvette convertible. Kathy will always be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and a strong willed woman who fought for what she believed was right.  Kathy will be sadly missed and mourned by her husband of 33 years, Ron Alsum of Friesland; her daughter, Connie Alsum of Madison; one brother, Philip (Cheryl) Herfort of Williamsport, Pa.; her mother-in-law, Marion Alsum of Friesland; one sister-in-law, Pat Alsum of Poynette; one nephew, Anthony Herfort of Washington D.C.; one niece, Katrina Herfort of New York, N.Y.; aunts, uncles, cousins, several other relatives and many dear friends.  Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law, Gerrit Alsum on June 19, 2004.  Kathy's family would like to extend a thank you to the staff of Hillside Hospice and her doctors for their loving bedside care that was given to her. Memorials may be directed to the Friesland Band, c/o Rose Kramer, 515 W. Bowen St., Brandon, WI 53919 or the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, P.O. Box 824061, Philadelphia, PA 19182-4061.  The Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Cambria is serving the family, 311 Mary St., Cambria, WI 53923-0214. 920-348-5111.   Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 9, 2011


HOLLOPETTER Daniel J. Hollopeter

47, of Liberty, died Thursday Nov. 3, 2011, at his home. Born Sept. 17, 1964, in Williamsport; he was the son of the late Rev. Elwood and Eva Newkirk Hollopeter.  Daniel was a member of East Point United Methodist Church.  Surviving is a sister, Deborah S., Liberty; brothers, Andrew S. Liberty, and Edward L., State College.  Family and friends will be received at East Point United Methodist Church Monday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. The Rev. Thomas Harmic will officiate. Burial will follow at East Point Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 5, 2011


HOOPER Alma P. Corey

82, of 450 Center St., Williamsport, went home to be with the Lord, Nov. 3, 2011, at Rose View Center, Williamsport.  Born April 24, 1929, in Back Bay, New Brunswick, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Lulu (Towers) Hooper.  Alma was a former member of Sweet Adelines Chorus. She also attended the South Williamsport Senior Center on a weekly basis. Alma enjoyed knitting, quilting and embroidery. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Hope Corey of New Columbia; two daughters and one son-in-law, Deborah and Robert Luche of Greenville, S.C. and Angela Corey of Williamsport; one brother and sister-in-law, Guilford and Mildred Hooper of Back Bay, New Brunswick; one sister, Goldie Mawhinney of St. John, New Brunswick; four grandchildren, Trisha (Michael) Herrick, Travis Corey, Corey (Elizabeth) Jones and Jeremy Jones; one great-granddaughter, Trinity Grace Herrick; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two brothers, five sisters and one granddaughter, Heather Corey. In keeping with Alma's wishes, there will be no viewing. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 320 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Susquehanna Regional Home Health Services (Hospice), 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.  The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 5, 2011



88, of Bloom Road in Danville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Sunbury Hospital. She was born on Sept. 2, 1923, in Milton, a daughter of the late Harvey A. and Lucy A. (Long) Houseknecht.  Mrs. Styer enjoyed working for Roselyn Yarns in Danville, as well as MILCO in Bloomsburg for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Bloomsburg, as well as the Red Hat Society. Marian enjoyed embroidery as well as the outdoors, especially camping with her husband. They also enjoyed cross country bus trips with their friends. She was a member of the Bloomsburg Southern Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, John L. Styer Sr. in 2000; a grandson, Christian L. Styer; three brothers, Clayton, Irvin and Eugene Houseknecht; as well as a sister, Catherine Whitenight.  She is survived by a son, John L. Jr. and his wife, Luann Styer of Danville; two daughters, Phyllis Kratzer of Danville and Darlene and her husband, Kenneth Holdren of Danville; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; a half-brother, Paul Houseknecht of Bloomsburg; and a half-sister, Marion M. Roeder of Catawissa.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Brady Funeral Home, 320 Church St., Danville, with her Pastor, the Rev. Chuck Chamberlain, officiating. The burial will follow at the Reformed Cemetery in Danville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services. The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Sun Home Health Hospice, 260 Reitz Blvd., No. 5, Lewisburg, PA 17837-9220 in Marian's memory. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Brady Funeral Home.   Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 10, 2011


JAMES Howard A. James

Howard A. James, 90, of Rectory Lane, Wellsboro, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at The Green Home.  He was the husband of the late Angeline Close James. Howard was born Feb. 10, 1921, in Austin, the son of the late Harry Howard and Luella Wolfanger James.  He was a plant inspector for Dresser Manufacturing and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Howard was a faithful Inner Sentinel for Tioga Assembly #2068 Knights of Columbus, was currently a 4th degree Deputy Grand Knight; former Grand Knight and was a member of KFC since 1953. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. In retirement he traveled frequently to Virginia to visit family, and also traveled to Alaska, Norway, Italy and recently to Missouri. Howard served with the Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sally Hazelton James, Norfolk, Va.; two grandchildren, Alyssa James, a first year student at the University of Virginia and Austin James, a sophomore at Maury High School in Norfolk, Va.; brothers, Edwin James, DuBois, Russell James, Ely, Nev., LaRue James and his wife Audrey, Knoxville, and 24 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Nancy James Rankin. Friends and family are invited to Howard's Life Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral Mass Friday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m., at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 37 Central Ave., Wellsboro, with Rev. John Chmil officiating. Burial in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to St. Jude's, 332 North Lauderdale, Box 318, Memphis, Tenn. 38101.  Wellsboro Gazette - November 6, 2011


JENKS Rose Ann (Jenks) Gordon

54, died unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in Nashport, Ohio. Born, Oct. 13, 1957, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Joseph Jenks III and the late Doris (Fischer) Jenks. Rose was of the Catholic faith and attended the Williamsport Schools. Early in Rose's life she moved to Boulder, Colo. She spent most of ten years there and was employed at OMEDA Corporation (a medical supply company) as a supervisor. She got to travel through her job, which she really enjoyed. Upon returning home to Williamsport, she resided in Cogan Station, until she met and married her husband Walter Gordon. They were married on Dec. 21, 1990. Rose moved to wherever Walt's work took him over the years and they finally settled down and bought a home in Nashport, Ohio. Rose was a kind and caring person. One of Rose's happiest moments in life was when her granddaughter, Victoria Rose, was born two years ago. Rose liked to travel, especially to Florida to visit her son and his family. She loved the outdoors (especially warm summer days.) Rose enjoyed going to flea markets, yard sales, craft fairs and art exhibits, and taking care of the beautiful rose bushes she and her husband grew, but most of all she loved being with family and friends!  Surviving are her husband, Walter Gordon; her father, Joseph Jenks III of Cogan Station; her son, Shane (Melissa) Mahaffey of Panama City, Fla.; granddaughter, Victoria Rose of Panama City, Fla.; sisters, Christine (Kenneth) Dauber of Cogan Station, Theresa Dischner of Cogan Station; brothers, Alan Jenks of Steam Valley, Joseph Jenks IV of Williamsport, Michael (Rachael) Jenks, Columbia, Md.; and many nieces and nephews. Rose was preceded in death by her mother, Doris (Fischer) Jenks. Rose will be missed sadly by all those whose lives she touched!  "When we have done all the work we were sent on earth to do, we are allowed to shed our body, which imprisons our soul like a cocoon encloses the future butterfly. And when the time is right, we can let go of it and we will be free of pain, free of fears and worries free as a very beautiful butterfly, returning home to God." And on that Friday morning, Rose like the beautiful butterfly, returned home to God! A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.  Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 8, 2011


KADAR Maria Gombos

of Wyalusing, PA died at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. She was born in Kikinda, Yugoslavia May 31, 1942, a daughter of Istvan and Maria Kadar. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed cooking and baking and had a green thumb for gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Gombos. Surviving is a son, Nicholas and wife, Patricia Gombos of Wilmington, DE; a daughter, Eva and husband, Francis Wildonger of Tunkhannock; companion, Richard Jones, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 W. Tioga St, Tunkhannock. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 7669, Atlanta, GA 30357-0669.  Wyalusing Rocket-Courier – December 2, 2011   


KLIMASH John Klimash

91, of Muncy and formerly of Waymart, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at his home.  Friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Jenkins Funeral Home, 269 Belmont St., Waymart. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Parish, 242 Carbondale Rd., Waymart. Burial with military honors will follow in the Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 6, 2011


KLIMOWICZ Monica L. Pesarchick

95, formerly of 539 E. Second St., Mt. Carmel, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Sycamore Manor, Montoursville, where she was a resident for seven years. Born in Mount Carmel on Aug. 6, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Joseph C. and Antonina (Kimsal) Klimowicz. She was a lifelong resident of Mount Carmel. On May 24, 1941, in Our Mother of Consolation Church, Mount Carmel, she married Louis Pesarchick, who preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1956. Monica was educated in Our Mother of Consolation School and was a member of SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, where she was a long time member of the Altar Rosary Society and officer for 20 years. She also worked at the church pierogi and bake sales, was a member of the Polish Cultural Club and served as past judge of elections. Survivors include her children, Joseph L. Pesarchick and his wife, Mary Jane, of Manville, N.J., Daniel A. Pesarchick and his wife, Carol, of Richmond, Va., Judith S. Wilt and her husband, Joseph, of York, Tina Sutsko and her husband, Tony, of Montoursville, Michael G. Pesarchick and his wife, Louise, of Lititz; eleven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry Klimowicz of Mt. Carmel; as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Celine Klimowicz, Regina O'Brien and Helen Klimowicz, who died as an infant; as well as five brothers, Edward, Joseph, Victor, Leonard and Frank Klimowicz.  Divine Liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at noon in SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 131 N. Beech St., Mount Carmel, with Very Reverend Archpriest Michael Hutsko officiating. Burial will be in SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Township. Viewing will be held Tuesday morning from 9 to 11:30 a.m. with Panahyda at 10 a.m. in the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home, 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, C.J. Lucas IV, Supervisor. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 131 N. Beech St., Mount Carmel, PA 17851 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 10, 2011


KNOPE Russell F. Knope, MD

died on 12 November 2011. His life was enriched by his commitment to the art and science of cardiovascular medicine, and his patients with the support of nursing staff and physicians. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his daughter, Karen Bullivant and her husband, Nigel; his sister Roberta Fendrich and her family. In keeping with RFK's wishes, there will be no visitation. A private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Patricia and Karen would like to express a special appreciation to Mary Kellogg, RN at Southern Tier Hospice. Those wishing to remember Dr. Knope are encouraged to do so with a memorial in his name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830.   Star Gazette – November 16, 2011 


LaDUE Janet Prentice

96, formerly, of 18 Chapel Street, died Monday, November 28, 2011 in Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY. Janet was born May 3, 1915 in Shinglehouse, PA. and was the daughter of George and Zula Tompkins LaDue. She Married Harold Prentice on January 25 1941 in Cuba NY who predeceased her on September 6 1966. She Married Dr. Albert T. Skinner on March 19, 1988 in New Smyrna Beach Florida, who predeceased her on November 27, 1992. Mrs. Prentice was a 1931 Graduate of Olean High School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Alfred University in 1935. Mrs. Prentice taught general science, biology & physics in the Cuba Central High School for 20 years. She retired on July 1, 1978. She also lived for several years in Auburn, NY as well as Florida. Mrs. Prentice was a member of the Cuba First Baptist Church, Current Topic Club and various civic groups. She was a member of several regional hand craft and art associations. She was a piano accompanist, accomplished weaver, knitter, painter and needle artist. She enjoyed traveling and was an active Alfred University alumnus. Mrs. Prentice was pre-deceased by; three sisters, Zula LaDue Skelton, Ester LaDue Parks and Edith LaDue Dickerson and son-in-law Steve Golby. Surviving Mrs. Prentice are; A daughter, Judith Prentice (Steve Golby) Elmira, A son, John (Janice) Prentice, Florida; Grandchildren, James Prentice, John Steward Prentice, Jennifer Prentice Arroyo, Leah Golby and Jennifer Golby; Several Nieces, Nephews and great grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Genesee Parkway Cuba on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at which time Funeral Services will be held. The Rev. Larry A. Poelma, Pastor of the Cuba First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Cuba Cemetery, Cuba.  Star Gazette – December 2, 2011 


LAMBERT Melvin "Charley" Lambert

71, of Hughesville, died Thursday, Nov. 03, 2011, at the Gatehouse.  Born Aug. 20, 1940, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Florence Kinney Warner. He and his wife, the former Jean I. Simpson, celebrated 43 years of marriage on May 25, 2011.  Charley served his country honorably in the U.S. Marines. He was a member of the Wheel Inn and enjoyed cooking at several area hunting camps, painting pictures and bowling.  Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Michael J. (Amy) Lambert of Hughesville; a sister, Donna McCloskey of Lock Haven; three brothers, Merrill "Butch" (Nancy) Lambert of Williamsport, Daryl Warner of Allentown and Harold "Skip" Lambert of Del.; a half-brother, Mel Lambert of Baltimore, Md.; and four grandchildren, Justin Lambert, Taryn Lambert, Meagan Rider and Derek Lambert.  In addition to his mother, Charley was preceded in death by a grandson, Quinn Lambert; a brother, Tom Lambert; and a nephew, Ronnie Lambert.  There will be a celebration of life ceremony held on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at AVCO Union Hall, 656 Lloyd St., Williamsport. A brief ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. and a celebration of Charley's life will follow from 1 to 3 p.m.  The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 5, 2011


LATTA Alberta P. (Latta) Fisher

82, died on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at the Gatehouse Hospice in Williamsport, Pa.  She was the only child of Jean Elizabeth (Lunt) and Eugene Hazen Latta, and was a lifelong Williamsport resident. Alberta and Ray Alexander Fisher married in 1978 and had a perfectly wonderful 33 years of happiness together. She graduated with high honors from Williamsport High School in 1947. She retired from the work she loved as a caseworker for the Lycoming County Public Assistance Office.  Throughout Bert's life, the greatest joys she found were through the love she gave to and received from all people in her life. She knew and loved God with all her heart, cared about people in need, and gave quietly and unconditionally. She loved her church, First Presbyterian, and all the friends she had there throughout her life. She served on the founding board of the Transitional Living Center and spent many years as a Yokefellow ministry volunteer with women at the Lycoming County Prison.  Bert received great joy from creativity: sewing, cooking, quilting, watercolors, and making greeting cards for people she loved. The home she and Ray made and shared filled her with happiness, especially when it was full of family. She loved all the family dogs, especially her sweet Belle.  In addition to her dear husband Ray, Bert will be greatly missed by all her family members: son, Lewis Edmund (Ted) and Kimberly Cooley; their children, Christopher (Lauren) and Justin (Jessi), Williamsport; Nancy Beth Cooley and Thomas Richey; their son, Daniel, Mechanicsburg; son, Marc Brian and Mary Cooley, their children Edmund and Megan, Montoursville; niece, Leslie Dian Lunt Byrnes, Albuquerque, N.M.; Jeffrey Lunt, Albuquerque, N.M.; stepdaughter, Debra and Leroy Jones, Dillsburg, their children, Andrea Poole and Scott Tilley, Tom's River, N.J.; Kelly, Michael, and Michaela Rugh, Carlisle; stepdaughter, Pamela Fisher, Skip Fisher, their children, Erica and Mark, Albuquerque, N.M.; stepson, Douglas Fisher, Central, Shinobu Fisher, Williamsport, and their son Alex Fisher, Tokyo, Japan.  Bert was predeceased by her first husband, Lewis E. Cooley II, and her first cousin ("the brother she never had") Harry Ruel Lunt.  Bert was genuine in every way. She would want all to rejoice in life and in love of God and one another.  A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Mulberry St., Williamsport. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Alberta's honor can be made to the Gatehouse Hospice, Susquehanna Health, 777 Rural Ave., Williamsport, or The Merkel Cell Carcinoma Fund, payable to "University of Washington MCC Research", and send to: Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, University of Washington, Dermatology, 815 Mercer St, Brotman Bldg. Room 242, Box 358050, Seattle, WA 98109.  Allen and Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., has charge of arrangements.    Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 6, 2011


LIDDIC Frances J. White

76, of Jersey Shore, died at her home on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Frances was born in Williamsport on Dec. 17, 1934, and was the daughter of the late Clarence E. and Katherin Jean Nabel Liddic.  Frances loved to spend time with her family, read, bowl and give her son-in-law, Steve, a hard time. She enjoyed her cats, watching TV episodes of NCIS, nutcracker collection and playing the lottery.  For a number of years Frances worked as a bank clerk for Williamsport National Bank.  Frances is survived by three daughters, Darlene F. (Steven) Litzelman of Jersey Shore, Charlene L. Dishong of Jersey Shore, LeaAnn (Michael) Rodriguez of San Benito, Texas; two sons, Edward J. White Jr. (girlfriend, Ruth Stine) of Jersey Shore, Joseph W. White; three sisters, Joan M. Chandlee of Montoursville, Ruth E. Staib of Williamsport, Judy A. Peasley of Williamsport; and by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence E. Jr. and Ronald E. Liddic. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Frances's Life Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home", 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Funeral services will follow on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the grandson, Shawn M. Noltee, officiating. Interment at Jersey Shore Cemetery.  In Frances's memory, memorial contributions may be made to SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701-4178.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 7, 2011


LYNCH  Donald J.

age 77, of 9534 Route 414 in Caywood, died at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls on Wednesday, November 09, 2011. The family will receive friends from Noon to 2:00pm on Monday (Nov. 14) at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 So. Main Street, Ovid. A Scripture Service will then follow at 2:00pm on Monday, officiated by Fr. Bart Minson, OFMCap of the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery. Kindly consider at donation to the American Diabetes Association 160 Allens Creek Road Rochester, NY 14618. Don was born on October 12, 1934 in Montour Falls, a son of the late William F. and Anna R. (Chandler) Lynch. He lived at the family home in Caywood his entire lifetime, and took great pride in maintaining the home and lawn to the highest standards. He was jokingly referred to as the "Mayor of Caywood" by his family , and he was very proud of his roots in the community. He had worked for Empire Telephone Company of Burdett for more than 50 years, and knew everyone in his service area. He is survived by his children, Teena (Robert) Irvin of Interlaken, Douglas (Donna Mott) Lynch of Lodi, and Jackie (Tom VanAmburg) of Watkins Glen; his grandchildren, Rebecca (Robbie) Parsons, Courtney and Brad Lynch; and his great grandchildren, Shelby and Cameron Parsons, and by his siblings, Ellsworth (Semera) Lynch of Elmira, Dorothy (Eugene) Walker of Scottsville, and Shirley Newcomb of Rochester, many nieces and nephews, and his best friend, Marvin Secord. Don was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary in 1979, and by his brothers, Charlie, Robert and Phil, and by a sister, Lois Dickenson.    Star Gazette - November 11, 2011 


MARKOWICZ Eleanor M. Boroch

97, of 300 Valley St., DuBoistown, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at her home. Eleanor's husband of 76 years, Anthony L. Boroch, died Dec. 12, 1981. Eleanor for many years was a member of the Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church. Currently she is a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church.  Eleanor retired from the textile industry.  Born May 22, 1914, in Middleport, Schuylkill County, she was the daughter of Walter and Rosalia Bartush Markowicz.  Surviving are sons, Anthony W. (Jean) of Williamsport and Charles M. (Joyce) of Jersey Shore; daughters, Rose Marie Boroch and Helene L. Boroch, both of Beltsville, Md., Patricia A. (Kenneth) Koehler of DuBoistown and Mary E. (Bruce) Savoy of Williamsport; sister, Mary Hart of Williamsport; fourteen grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Eleanor was predeceased by brothers, Frank Markowicz I, Frank Markowicz II, Joseph Markowicz; and sisters, Helen Susko and Viola Tudor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, with the Rev. Paul Fontanella officiating. No visitation. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery.  The family suggests contributions may be made in her name to the Eternal World Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 10, 2011


McCLURE Richard E.

Crossville, TN: Richard Edgar McClure, 75, of Crossville, TN, formerly of Pine City, NY, died Sept. 19, 2011. Mr. McClure was born March 14, 1936 in Bradford County, PA, the son of the late Harry J. McClure and Helen L. Campbell McClure. He served his country in the United States Army in Korea, was employed as a supervisor in the Central Motor Pool in the Army Reserve and was an active member of Lyons Club in both NY and TN. He is survived by wife Delores A. (Hendrix) McClure; daughter Tammy Johnson of West Point, UT; daughter and son-in-law Sara J. and Edward Lattin of Elmira, NY; son and daughter-in-law Mark R. and Margie McClure of Mansfield, PA; brothers Donald McClure of Millerton, PA and Harry J. McClure of Hickory, NC; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William, Allen and Horton Pete McClure. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, November 17th at 1:00 p.m. at the New Beginnings United Methodist Church, Elmira, NY.   Star-Gazette - November 14, 2011 


McKITTRICK Robert A. McKittrick,

80, died on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in Austell, Ga. Born on Feb. 14, 1931, in Uniontown, Pa., he was the husband of Loretta Bartges McKittrick. Robert was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Mary Miller Harshman and Jacob W. Harshman, and father, Lawrence McKittrick. He served in the U.S. Army and was a proud Korean War veteran and member of the Lycoming County Korean War Veterans Group. Robert retired from Winchester Optical in 1993. An avid hunter and fisherman, he also enjoyed woodworking - gifting family and friends with much of his work. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Loretta and son, Don A. McKittrick, Douglasville, Ga. Also surviving are his daughter-in-law, Regina Warabak McKittrick; granddaughter, Carissa McKittrick, 20; and grandson, Dylan A. McKittrick, 18, all of Douglasville, Ga. Family will receive visitors Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Arbor Terrace, 3829 Floyd Road, Austell, GA 30106, with a memorial service beginning at 7 p.m. Chaplin David Stringer will be officiating.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 8, 2011


MITCHELL Ann E. Norman

64, of Tombs Run died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at home.  She was born in Addison, N.Y., April 17, 1947, the daughter of Floyd and Frances Dikens Mitchell, both of whom died when Ann was a youth and Ann was raised by her aunt and uncle Jeannette and Wilbur Wagner of Ulysses. Ann was a 1965 graduate of Northern Potter High School and a 1969 graduate of Lock Haven University.  She taught third grade in Ulysses Elementary School.  Ann married William G. Norman April 4, 1970. For years she was the clerk and "manager" of the Pine Creek Trading Post in Tombs Run. She was also Judge of Election for Watson Twp., Lycoming Co., Pa.  Her survivors include her husband, Will; one son, Shawn (Brandi) Norman of Pine Creek; two grandchildren, Damon and Hanna; two brothers, Chuck Mitchell of Penn Yan, N.Y. and John Mitchell of Painted Post, N.Y. and her "sister" Donna Seltzer of Tombs Run. In keeping with Ann's wishes her services and interment will be at her family's convenience. Contributions can be made to the Leukemia Society, Central PA Chapter, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home" 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore is handling arrangements.   Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 5, 2011


MORRIS Gary Duane Morris, 58

of Butler, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at his home.  He was born March 22, 1953 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Shirley Morris Wilson of Forksville, Pa., and the late M. Duane Morris.  Gary was a member of the Church of God in Evans City. He graduated from Sullivan County High School and received his bachelor's degree from Penn State University in Forestry. He worked for Range Resources as a lease operator and also owned his own consulting forestry business. Gary was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, canoeing, kayaking, hunting and camping. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends.  Surviving along with his mother are his wife Deborah (Schillo) Morris whom he married June 28, 1980; a son Shawn Duane Morris and his wife Elisabeth of Zelienople; a daughter Kimberly Suzanne Morris of Butler; and two sisters Cindy (Paul) Baker of California and Penny Acosta of Georgia.  He was preceded in death by his father, M. Duane Morris, and step-father, Robert Wilson.  Friends were received on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Young Funeral Home Ltd., 127 W. Jefferson St., Butler. Services were at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the funeral home with his pastor, Keith Karns officiating. Interment in the Crown Hill Cemetery.   Contributions made to the Church of God in Evans City.   Towanda Daily Review - November 12, 2011


MOTT Bradley E.

Age 70 of Shamrock Dr., Erin, NY, died at home Nov. 10, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Neva (Wandell) Mott; his son and daughter, Ronda Mott of Watkins Glen, Bradley (Rene) Mott of Van Etten; grandchildren, Logan Howe, Megan Mott and Ashley (Bob) Tompkins, Casey (Dimitre) Weaver; great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Kaleb Tompkins; mother, Dorothy Mott of Horseheads; sister, Laura (Charles) Kennedy of Erin; and many special friends, including Shawn Crowningshield and Val Matejka. Brad retired from Central Recycling and was an active member of the "Cruzin Buddies." He loved his 1955 Ford Fairlane. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday Nov. 14, 2011 from 2-4:00 and 6-7:00 pm. His service will follow calling hours at 7:00 pm.  Star Gazette - November 12, 2011  


MOTT Bradley E. (The Wheel)

Died at home Nov 10th, 2011. Son of Daniel Mott & Dorothy Peterson Mott. Preceded in death by father, Daniel Mott, sisters: Prudence Dunbar, Dorothy Clark, brothers, Dennis Mott, Terry Mott. Survived by mother, Dorothy Mott, brother, Daniel & Brenda Mott, Sayre, PA, sisters: Laura & Charles Kennedy, Erin, NY, Clara & Paul DeWitt, Douglasville, GA, Lueann & Cliff Shroyer, Horseheads, NY, 17 neices & nephews. Brad retired from Central Recycling. He will be greatly missed and forever loved. Barber Funeral Home handled the arrangements.   Star Gazette – November 15, 2011  


MURRAY John Robert Murray

of Sugar Land, Texas, died on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at the age of 65. John was born July 3, 1946, in Phillipsburg, Pa., and was the son of John and Maude Murray, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Besides his parents, John is survived by his three sisters, Pat Hull, Kingsland, Texas, Karen Hartenstine, Lewisberry, Pa., and Leslie Brown, Camp Hill, Pa.; two aunts and an uncle, all of Pa.; nieces, nephews, cousins and many caring loving friends.  John graduated high school in South Williamsport, Pa., and attended college at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force for four years, which is where he began his lifelong career in the software development field. At the time of his death, he was employed by BMC Software and was also formerly employed by Neon Systems of Sugar Land. His most recent and passionate hobbies were coin and stamp collecting, but in the past also enjoyed scuba diving and propagating plumeria flowers and photography.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's name to the charity of your choice. Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 5, 2011



of Bushville, NY, died after a brief illness on Friday November 11, 2011 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. She was 62 years of age. Mickey was the daughter of the late Paul Nils and Doris A. Rumsey Nandelstadt and was born in Montour Falls, NY on May 8, 1949. She is survived by her husband, John LeConey at home; her twin brother, Glenn A. Nandelstadt and his wife, Marge of Jamestown, NY; four sisters: Annette States and husband, Lloyd of Burdett, NY, Pat Nandelstadt of California, Donna Dollaway of Wurtsboro, NY and Kathy Jones of Burdett, NY. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Mickey was a loving wife and sister. She will be missed. Donations may be made in Mickey's memory to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550. Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay's Funeral Homes Inc. Liberty, NY.   Star Gazette – November 16, 2011    


NEFF Elsie M. Guthrie

70, of 263 Bryn Mawr Lane, Lock Haven, died Friday Nov. 4, 2011, in the Geisinger Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Born March 31, 1941, in Salona, she was the daughter of Charles C. Neff and the former Armeda Bletz. Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Guthrie, June 9 1993. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her loving family. Elsie is survived by two daughters, Tracy L. (Jason) Richards of Cogan Station and Sandra L. Bardo of Jersey Shore; four sons, Michael J. (Danielle) Guthrie of Jersey Shore, Allen J. (Emma) Guthrie of Spanaway Wash., Daniel D. (Mary) Guthrie of Waterville and David L. (Tammy) Guthrie of Milton; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also her loving companion of 18 years Thomas C. Willits. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; two brothers, Charles and Bruce and three sisters, Alice, Marge and Daisy. Funeral services will be Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Tuesday until time of services in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Rev. David McCoy will officiate.Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 6, 2011



Of Elmira, NY - Was born November 12, 1946 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Louis and Anne (Morse) Nichols, died on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 65. His brothers, Lyle, Louis "Steve" and sister, Carol preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Joyce (Ellis); step-children, Danna, Christina, Tammy and Tina; 14 grandchildren; beloved siblings, Wendy (Thomas Smith), Scott (Laura), Robert "Bob" (Cindy); along with special nephew, Scotty; special niece, Teresa (Tim); special cousins, Joseph "Butch" (Carol), William "Bill", Joyce (Harold); mother-in-law, Bernetta Ellis; brother-in-law, Harold (Ginny); sisters-in-law, Shirley Andrews, Marion Emerson, Gert Tyler, Brenda Howard and Linda (Dillon) Kalkhurst; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. George retired from Tyler Fire Equipment as fire apparatus service technician after many years of dedicated service. He was a Veteran of the USMC proudly serving his country during the Viet Nam War. At his request there will be no prior services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.  Star-Gazette - November 14, 2011  


NICK Sarah E. (Sally) McHugh

Mrs. age 70, of Julia St., Dushore, PA died on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Sally was born September 21, 1941 in Strobleton, PA a daughter of the late Clarence John & Margaret Jean McDonald Nick. She married Jack McHugh of Wilkes-Barre, PA in 1962. They resided in Plymouth for several years and then moved to Little Falls, NJ where they resided for fourteen years. Sally was employed by several nursing homes in New Jersey before she and Jack retired to Dushore in 1985. Jack predeceased her in 2004. Sally was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Dushore, PA as illness required her to stay at home, she very much enjoyed reading, working with ceramics and doing word puzzles.  Surviving: Two sons: Todd W. McHugh Wayne, NJ Daniel D. McHugh Wayne, NJ.  Daughter: Margaret C.C. McHugh Dushore, PA.  Three brothers: Kenneth (Edna May) Nick Wayne, NJ Clarence (Mary Ann) Nick Jr. Shippenville, PA John Nick Shippenville, PA.  Sisters: Donna (Vern) Bashline Pine City, PA Ronna Lang Dushore, PA.  Three grandsons: Justin McHugh, Shawn McHugh and Daniel McHugh.  And numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers: Cletus Nick in 2008 and Phillip Nick in 2008; and sisters: Connie Rex in 1998 and an infant sister Lois Marie Nick. A Transferal Service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, PA.   Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 18th, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Members of IHM Parish Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Memorial Contributions may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105    Funeral home obituary – November 12, 2011


OWEN Owen George Sr., 65

passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in Fort Worth. The service is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury, Texas. Burial will be at Holly Hills Memorial Park at a later date. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Leukemia Society or the Diabetes Association.  Owen was born July 17, 1946, in Williamsport, Pa., and was raised by his grandparents, Owen and Almeda Yaw Walter. He married Harriet Thorn in 1975. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a service representative in the auto parts business. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1988; great-grandson, "Chadwick"; and a sister-in-law, Victory Elaine Warrell.  Survivors include children and spouses, Terri and Darrell Dickerson, Rose George, Owen Jr. and Heather George and Dana and Jeff Reed; grandchildren, Angel George, Dylan George, Tyler Reed, Kayla Reed and Dakota Reed; brothers, George Warrell and Bruce and wife, Ann George; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 8, 2011


PIERCE James Calvin Pierce

71, of Barton, died on Wednesday, November 9, 2011.  Jim was a member of the Barton Methodist Church who enjoyed hunting, motorcycle riding and watching sports. He and Marion spent there summers and hunting season here, in upstate N.Y., and wintered at their home in Titusville, Fla.  James was predeceased by his father, Floyd Pierce. He is survived by his wife, Marion Lane Pierce; mother, Alice Harper Pierce; step children, Tracey (and hunsband, David) Hess of Rochester, Ted (and wife, Natalie) Boburka of Round Lake, Heather (and husband, John) Cox of Kissimmee, Fla., Francine Lewis of Utah, and Lori (and husband, Joe) Silvestre of Texas; brothers and sisters, Jerry (and wife, Lindy) Pierce of Owego, Ann (and husband, Bob) Bailey of N.C., Bill Pierce of Fla., Fred (and wife, Jenny) Pierce of Tenn., Theresa (and husband, Jim) Behe of Fla., Tom Pierce of Texas, and Jan (and husband, Gerald) Maggard of Texas; step grandchildren, Alexis, Christopher, Tyler, Kayleigh, Samantha, Michael, and Nick; step great-grandchildren, Leo and Corbin, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be on Tuesday, November 15, at 11a.m. at Barton Methodist Church, 511 Old Barton Road, Barton with the Rev. Allen Bill officiating. Burial will be in Arlington of the South in Crystal River, Fla., at the convenience of the family. Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be made to the family at   Sayre Morning Times - November 14, 2011  



Age 71, of Catharine, NY, died on November 11, 2011 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She is survived by her mother, Marion F. Roberts of Catharine; brother, William (Elizabeth) Roberts of Odessa; her dear friend, Thomas Marshall of Millport; cousin, Rosemary Vert; niece, Nanette Roberts of Elmira; nephew, R.J. Roberts of Texas; great niece, Maria Roberts; great nephew, Patrick Roberts; and several cousins. She is also survived by her special friends, Patty & Mac McCarty, Bonnie & Claude Cole and Merle & Lois Cratsley. Jane was predeceased by her father, George L. Roberts; and brothers, Patrick L. Roberts and George & Eileen Roberts. Jane was a communicant of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and a member of the St. Benedict's Society. She volunteered at BC Cate Elementary School and was a retired employee of Cornell Veterinary Collage. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m. Her funeral mass will be held on Thursday, November 17th, at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Odessa, NY. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery.  Star-Gazette - November 14, 2011 


ROSS Ronald E. Ross

age 74, of Kerrick Hollow Road, Corning, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Corning Hospital. Born in Corning, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth (Louis) Ross. Ronald married Joan A. Morse on October 20, 1956, and they began their life together. Ronald was most loving and hardworking father anyone could ever have. He was a very devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved building everything from his own home to his beloved fish ponds. He loved planting his gardens every year. Christmas was his favorite time of year; the whole neighborhood was always lit up for the holiday. Ronald retired from Corning Inc. with 43 years of service. During the first 12 years of retirement, Joan and Ron went on many bus trips and cruises to many faraway places. In what spare time he had, he loved to play the slots and take his wife Joan dancing. Sundays were NASCAR day. Ronald loved the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish. Our loving father, Ronald E. Ross, could do it all. He is going to be missed by everyone who knew him. Ron is survived by his wife, Joan A. Ross; three sons: Dennis (Colleen) Ross of Corning, Rodney (Linda) Ross of Hornby, and Brian Ross of Corning; two daughters: Christine Gerow of Corning and Lynn M. Stull of Corning; two brothers: Berton Ross of Hilton, NY and Marvin Ross of Holly, NY; 10 grandchildren: Dennis M., Robert J., Stacy M., Stephanie S., Aaron A., Joshua D., Aaric A., Amber A., Jessica L., and David M. Jr.; and seven great-grandchildren: Summer, Austin, Caleb, Brandon, Elexa, Kendall, and Cameron J. He is predeceased by seven siblings: Benjamin P., Lewis S., Harry E., Robert E., Elsa, Gerald, and Mary A. A memorial service honoring Ronald's life will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. at Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church, 2075 Chambers Road, Beaver Dams.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Cancer Treatment Services, 114 Columbia Street, Corning, NY.  Star Gazette – December 2, 2011  


RYAN Edward Joseph Ryan

age 84, of Ocean View, Del., died on Nov. 10, 2011 in his home.  He was born in Endicott, N.Y., on July 11, 1927, one of five children to John and Irene Ryan. He graduated from St. Agnes High School in Towanda, Pa., as valedictorian and president of his senior class. While in high school he was awarded the American Legion School award.  He served two years in the United States Army after the end of World War II, spending most of his time in Tokyo, Japan. Upon his honorable discharge, he entered George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where, because of his scholastic achievements, he was admitted to the Phi Eta Sigma Scholastic Honorary Society.  While attending the university, he became involved in bodybuilding through weight training at the nearby YMCA, and after three years in the avocation, entered the "Mister District of Columbia" contest, and won third place in the annual event.  He thereafter was admitted to American University Law School, and upon graduation, became a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and also the Bar of the state of Maryland.  He was in the private practice of law with his brother, Charles Patrick Ryan, and served other attorneys in the District of Columbia law firm of "Ryan, Simard and Ryan" for a period of 30 years, practicing primarily in the U.S. federal courts, and eventually, as co-counsel with his brother in winning a landmark decision in the U.S. Supreme Court.  Among his many pursuits, he was also a real estate broker and a business chance broker in Washington D.C., and Maryland.  He retired to the Ocean City, Md., area in 1984, where he became active in his church, teaching in Sunday school and witnessing programs. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Fenwick Island Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Jean Ann Ryan; one brother, Robert James Ryan, presently residing in Bosnia with his wife, Mary; a sister, Peggy Pierson of Wichita, Kans.; his four children, Charles of Fayetteville, Pa., Yvonne of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Edward and Sharon of Virginia Beach, Va.; along with 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at the Fenwick Island Baptist Church located at 36806 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, DE 19975. The visitation will be at noon, followed by a celebration of his life service at 1 p.m. A reception will follow.  The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, to please send donations to Fenwick Island Baptist Church.  Towanda Daily Review - November 13, 2011  

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\newsline2.gif
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 27 SEP 2011
By Joyce M. Tice

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\histmlo2.jpg