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ALMEDIA Amy Jo (Almeida) Myers

34, of Waverly, died Tuesday November 15, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., surrounded by her loving family. Amy was born July 12, 1977, in Littlefield, Texas, the daughter of Cecil and Alice (Lebario) Almedia. Amy was predeceased by her father Cecil, her grandmother Maria Landeroz, and grandfather, Jose Landeroz. Amy loved to cook and enjoyed fishing, but her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. She attended New Generation Church in Milan, Pa. She is survived by her husband Edward A. Myers, of Waverly, her children; Landon Thomas Mendez, Kryslynn Taylor Mendez, both of Midlothian, Texas., stepchildren Eddie Myers, of Waverly, Amy Myers Hilliker, of Chemung, N.Y., and Dianna Myers, of Waverly. Amy is also survived by her mother Alice Lebario, and stepfather Sean Cummings, her grandfather Pablo Lebario, of Midland, Texas. Her brother Jered Martin Almedia, of Waverly, her sister, Mitzi Marie (Jim)Jancewicz, niece Kaylee Morgan Jancewicz, nephew Clayton James Jancewicz all of Fortham, England, several step grandchildren and many, many friends. A Memorial Service to celebrate Amy’s life will be held Saturday, November 26, at 11 a.m. at the New Generation Church Milan, Pa.    Sayre Morning Times – November 17, 2011   


BENDER Frank Bender

86, of Warren Center, Pa., died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.  He was born on Oct. 5, 1925, a son of the late Harold and Helen Bender. Frank lived most of his life in Warren Center, Pa. He spent his retirement years caring for his pets, and tending to his yard. Odd jobs help fill his days. Frank was known for his dry sense of humor and his driving skills. Many of Frank’s friends and neighbors looked out for him in recent years.  Frank enjoyed visiting friends, having a home cooked meal and reminiscing about the old days. He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers Russell, Samual, James, and Marcus; also brothers John and Marvin who were lost in action during World War II.  Survivors include sister-in-law Ella Bender; nephews James Gary and John William; nieces Ruth Ann and Phyllis; and a number of great- and great-great-nephews and nieces.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Warren Center Baptist Church, Colburn Hill Road, Warren Center, Pa. with Pastor Larry Jennings, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to the Bradford County Agency for the Ageing, 220 Main St., Unit 2. Towanda, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review – December 4, 2011 


BENJAMIN Gloria Ann Vallimont

Beloved mother and grandmother. Age 72 of Elmira, NY. She was born December 18, 1938 in Hornell, daughter of the late Eldon and Grace (Bacon) Benjamin and died Thursday, November 17, 2011 at home. She was predeceased by her husband James E. Vallimont in 1991, son James E. Vallimont, Jr. in 1981and step mother June (Sloat) Benjamin and is survived by her sons George (Melanie), Michael (Sue) and Timothy (Linda) Vallimont; daughter Nanette (Charlie) Jividen all of Elmira; stepchildren Pamela (John) Pepper of Elmira and Kathleen Voorhees of Lowman; sisters Sharon Bush of Avoca, Maryann Alexander of IN and Mary Jane (Mert) Knapp of Addison along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Vallimont was a nurse in the Maternity Ward at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center years ago. She was mostly a stay at home mom and a den mother for Cub Scouts. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 154 in Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, November 19th from 12 to 2 and 4 to 6 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 6 pm. Rev. John McConnell will officiate. Interment will be in Rural Cemetery, Hornell, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Gloria through donations to the American Legion, Post 154, 236 Scottwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903.   Star Gazette – November 18, 2011  


BREASETTE Olive L. Miller

82, formerly of Second St., Williamsport, died peacefully at Manor Care Health Services, South on Friday Nov. 18, 2011, while surrounded by her family. She was born in Williamsport on May 24, 1929, a daughter of William T. and Grace M. Dill Breasette.  Olive had been employed at 5th Ave. Laundry, the Chinese Laundry and retired after 19 years on the housekeeping staff at Williamsport Hospital. She enjoyed her time and many friends at Williamsport Hospital, especially 4 East, volunteering close to 22,000 hours.  In addition to volunteering she enjoyed sitting on the rocking chairing on her front porch feeding squirrels, family holidays and watching game shows. Olive had attended Third St. United Methodist Church.  She and her husband, Egbert S. Miller were married Aug. 5, 1976, he died April 20, 1988. Surviving are a stepson Robert W. (June) Miller of South Williamsport, two stepdaughters, Nancy A. (Scott) Tole of South Williamsport and Bonnie J. Springman of Williamsport, five step grandchildren, several step great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, three brothers and a sister preceded her in death. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday afternoon at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport with the Rev. David L. Fishel officiating followed by burial at Montoursville Cemetery.  The family will receive family and friends from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.   Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 19, 2011


BRESSETTE Esther Miriam Bressette Uhler

75, of Newton, N.C., passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at her residence. Born July 13, 1936, in Tioga County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Robert Willis and Lila Starnes Bressette.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Charles Joseph Uhler.  She is survived by three daughters, Camille Canup of Maiden, N.C., Esther Ward of Newton, N.C., Laura Gow of Pa.; son, Bob McCauley of N.Y.; two sisters and four brothers; and eight grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Cornerstone Church in Maiden, N.C., with Rev. Jonathan Foster officiating.  The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.  Memorials may be made to: Cornerstone Church Mission Fund, P.O. Box 726, Maiden, NC 28650.  Burke Mortuary in Newton, N.C., is serving the Uhler family.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 17, 2011     


CARPENTER Donald "Don" Lawrence Carpenter

71, of Glen Daniel, died peacefully and in the company of his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born March 16, 1940, in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles Milo Carpenter and the late Helen Louise Hibbard Carpenter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Duane Carpenter.  Well known for his hearty laughter, he was a graduate of Appalachian Bible College and enjoyed reading his Bible, gardening and playing golf. He loved listening to bluegrass music and spending time with his grandchildren. Don served his country for 22 years in the U.S. Navy as a Russian linguist, and also was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.  Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 49 years, Thelma Young Carpenter; his son, Ken Carpenter and wife, Joyce Lewis Carpenter, of Lester; his daughter, Brynn Karen Carpenter Paillet and husband, Daniel, of Wichita, Kans.; his son, Kevin Carpenter, and wife, Kim Ward Carpenter, of Glen Daniel; one sister, Joyce Marsh of Adamstown, Md. Also, his grandchildren, Ryan Green, Mike, Zach, Daniel, Logan, Luke and Sierra Carpenter, who all affectionately called him "Pa."  Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at Melton's Mortuary with Andy Davis and Gene Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Young family cemetery on Pine Branch Road, with family serving as pallbearers.   Towanda Daily Review – November 17, 2011


DANN Leola W. Mosher

90, of Waverly, died on Tuesday morning, November 8, 2011at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Leola was born on July 21, 1921 in Windsor, N.Y. to parents Jesse (Whiting) Dann and Judson Dann, who predeceased her in life. She worked many different jobs, however her most important was caring and raising her six children.  Leola was predeceased by husbands, Wayne Robinson and more recently Charles Mosher; two sons, Ralph “butch” Robinson and Danny Robinson; two brothers, Jim Dann and Jerry Phelps; two sisters, Edna Wormuth and Alma Novakoski; a granddaughter and two nieces.  Leola is survived by four of her children, Jim (and wife, Joanne) Robinson, Judd (and wife, Sharon) Robinson, Lloyd “Mort” Robinson and a daughter Laurel “Lolly” Swanner.  Surrounding her in life were many special nieces and nephews, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, great-nieces and greatnephews, stepchildren and their families and the list goes on. She was very well loved.  She was a long time resident of Elizabeth Square Apartments and more recently of ElderWood Nursing Facility, both in Waverly.  In recent years she was cared for by her grandson Jimmy Winslow and also her great-niece Stephi Murphy and “Murph”, until the time of her passing. Leola spent many happy years with her roommate Erma and her special friend Alice, while under the care of a very “angelic” staff on the third floor at ElderWood. We will miss you “Auntie Ha.” She will especially be missed by her guardian angel, ElderWood Nursing Supervisor Shirlene Murphy.  A memorial service celebrating Leola’s life will be held on Sunday November 20, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Chemung Christian Fellowship Church, 726 Main St, Chemung, N.Y., with Pastor Randy Stilson officiating. There will be a period of sharing of memories and a meal provided, immediately after the service.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.   Sayre Morning Times – November 17, 2011 


D’ANGELO Mark D'Angelo

was born on May 28, 1947, the youngest child of Elizabeth "Rae" and Lawrence D'Angelo. He truly enjoyed life to the fullest until he died on Nov. 17, 2011. Left behind to remember Mark are his daughters, Katie D'Angelo Lauver and Meghan D'Angelo; his brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence "Ladd" and Glenda D'Angelo; niece, Jennifer; nephews, Lawrence and Anthony D'Angelo; aunt and uncle, Vincent and Genevieve Makowski; life partner, Kim Walter; cousins and countless close friends.  Everyone who knew Mark has their own special memories of him, but all will recall, he could strike up a conversation with anyone and walk away with their life story. He had an uncanny sense of humor and ability to hold an audience captive with his great stories. His friends will remember that Mark was a savvy card player and never failed to fleece them in a friendly gin game. He loved nothing better than a Saturday night at the Selinsgrove Speedway and his favorite weekend of the year was Indy Race Weekend.  Mark grew up in his beloved town of Marion Heights, Pa. He spent most of his formative years at the Marion Heights Fire Company, Snory's, and Mugeye's. The majority of his working career was spent with his life-long friends, Blaise, Tom, and Tony Alexander at the Alexander Dealership in Sunbury. In heaven, he will join his parents and beloved Aunt Catherine Schicchitano, and good friends, Pal and Tree, among others.  All are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville with Rev. John K. Manno officiating. Burial will follow in Marion Heights. At Mark's request there will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to commemorate Mark's life, is encouraged to consider a donation to The Mark D'Angelo Memorial Fund, c/o The First Community Foundation, 330 Pine St.-Suite 400, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 19, 2011    


ELSTON Thomas E. Elston

60, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY. Tom was born on July 17, 1951 in Elmira, NY son of the late Kenneth E. and Harriet L. (Hughes) Elston, Sr. He was a union laborer by trade, and was a bar tender in his family's tavern in his spare time. Tom is survived by two sons, Jason T. (Laurie) Elston of Rochester, NY and Kyle B. (Erica) Elston of Elmira, NY, his grandchildren, Jack, Claire, and Charles, his brothers and sisters, Kenneth (Julie) Elston, Jr., Duane Elston, Cheryl Apgar, Gerald Elston, Patricia Plaisted, and close friend, Don Ward, several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, numerous cousins, and special friend Rees'e. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and two nieces, Kim and Stacie. Services will be private and at the convenience of Tom's family. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY has been entrusted with arrangements.  Star Gazette – December 4, 2011   


ERVIN Gloria L. Malanoski

51, of Sayre, Pa. died on Wednesday, Nov.16, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 8, 1960 in Scottsbluff, Neb. the daughter of John A. Ervin and Etta Kline. Gloria was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and loved spending time with her family. She was a member of the J.E. Wheelock Hose Company Auxiliary, and served as a "Firemom" to all the firefighters. She enjoyed reading, especially James Patterson novels.  She is predeceased by her father John A. Ervin, father-in-law John "Moe" Malanoski, and nephew Ian Todd Lawrence.  Gloria is survived by her husband of 31 years, John, at home; sons Jeramy (Kristin) Malanoski of Sayre, Pa., and John (Amanda) Malanoski of Athens, Pa.; daughter Jessica Malanoski of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren Peyton, Logan, Austin, and Hudson Malanoski of Sayre, Pa. and Mitchell-Onyx of Sayre, Pa. and she was so looking forward to the birth of her sixth grandchild; mother Etta Lawrence; siblings John and Steve Lawrence, and Marlene Taylor; brothers-in-law David and Brian Malanoski; mother-in-law Mildred "Millie" Malanoski; special niece and nephew Thomas "Tom" and Nikki McCutcheon; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at the Alteri Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Major Lenny Wacenske officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Gloria's memory to: J.E. Wheelock Hose Company, P.O. Box 240, Sayre, PA 18840, C/O Women's Auxiliary.  Towanda Daily Review - November 18, 2011  


FOLLETT  Sharon F. Petrillose

died in Elmira, NY on Wednesday November 16, 2011 at the age of 81. Sharon was born July 14, 1930 in Wellsville, New York. She was the daughter of Thomas and Viola Sheldon Follett. Sharon lived in Wellsville until she moved to Ithaca, New York in 1948 to attend Cornell University's Home Economics College and was a member of Cornell's class of 1952 and the Delta Delta Delta sorority. On April 15, 1951 she married her late husband Robert C. Petrillose, Sr. and resided in Ithaca until their move to Elmira, NY in 2002 to be closer to family.  Sharon was an interior designer for Charles E. Shew Furniture in Ithaca, New York and later worked side by side with her husband Bob preparing food for the "Hot Truck" which after 1980 was run out of their home on Pleasant Grove Road in Ithaca. The "Hot Truck" was known by generations of Cornellians and was the originator of the french-bread pizza. She was a founding member of the Finger Lakes Runner's Club, and taught Sunday school at the First Congregational Church in Ithaca. Her passion for nature and animals was passed on through her teachings to her children and grandchildren.  Sharon was predeceased by her husband Robert C. Petrillose, Sr. and brother Ronald Follett. She is survived by her sisters, Jeanette Samter (Buffalo, NY) , Marguerite Vail (Derby, NY), and Katherine Follett, PhD (Durham, NC). Sharon is survived by her three children, Robert C. Petrillose, Jr. (Mimi Welliver) of Elmira, NY; Renée Petrillose of Bryan, Texas; and Sharon Mueller (Michael) of Fayetteville, NC. Grandchildren Lindsay Petrillose, Christopher Petrillose, Mardi (Michael) Hook, Kate (David) Zanella, Sgt. Morgan J. Ainslie , Nicholas Rivera, Garrett, Emma and Alexander Mueller; Great-grandchildren Brian and Giselli De Oliviera and Milo Zanella along with many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the wonderful care given Sharon over the past four years by her devoted caregivers Linda, Vicki, Maria, Tracy, Brittani and Vicky. Their kindness and loving care was heartfelt and helped enrich her life. We would like to also thank the staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Floor 2B. Their kindness and loving care was heartfelt.  There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Monday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1054 West Clinton Street in Elmira, NY. The family respectfully requests that memorials be made in Sharon's name to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements are being made by McInerny Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – November 18, 2011    


GANTZ Kathryn Jane Dewar

88, of Lancaster, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center.  Born in Elizabethtown, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Mae (Pyle) Gantz. She was married to Henry G. Dewar for 52 years before he died in 1999.  For most of her life, Jane lived in various parts of Pennsylvania including, Rheams, Glenolden, Mansfield, and northeast Philadelphia before returning to Lancaster County in 1993. She served in the United States Army, volunteered at various Philadelphia hospitals, and was devoted to her family.  She will be lovingly missed by her family, daughter, Cheryl Lynn, wife of Richard Edwards of Kensington, Md.; son, Thomas L. Dewar, husband of Lois A., and granddaughter, Kayla M., all of East Petersburg. She is also survived by a brother, John L. Gantz, sister, Anna Keener (Clarence) both of Lititz and sister, Joan Nauman of Mansfield. A private family service will be held at a later date. Auer Cremation Services of PA, Harrisburg, are handling arrangements.     Wellsboro Gazette - November 17, 2011


GULLIFORD Reginald R. Gulliford

76, of 2505 LeRaysville Road, Rome, Pa. (Pike Twp.) died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at his home. Reginald was born in West Nanticoke, Pa. on March 31, 1935 the son of the late Reginald and Edith Mae Jones Gulliford. He was formerly employed by Cummins Diesel in Newark, N.J., Vollers Excavating in North Branch, N.J., Kenworth in Bridgewater, N.J. and retired from D.R. Kenyon in Bridgewater, N.J. In earlier years, Reginald served with the National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and restoring antique cars.  Surviving are his children, Laura Evarts and husband Robert of Montgomery Twp., N.J., Linda Gulliford of Middlesex, N.J., Reginald "Buddy" Gulliford and partner Steve Sroufe of St. Petersburg, Fla., Wendy Long and husband Alex of Saylorsburg, Pa., and Scott Gulliford and wife Lori Ann of Manville, N.J.; 13 grandchildren, four great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Rosemary Gulliford of Clinton, Conn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Donald May of Clark, N.J.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Janet Marie Gulliford on June 30, 2011, a granddaughter, Heather Evarts on July 7, 1995, and a great grandson, Silas David Taylor on Aug. 28, 2011.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at the Warren Center United Methodist Church, Jackson Valley Road, Warren Center, Pa., with Rev. Brad Marple officiating. There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in Reginald's memory.   The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Gulliford family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – November 17, 2011


HOSAN Mildred E. Hinkal

91, of 1034 Tucker St., Williamsport, died on Nov. 15, 2011, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  She was born on Nov. 17, 1919, in Lawn, Pa., and was one of 17 children of Harry W. and Naomi E. Jones Hosan.  Mildred was a member of Third St. United Methodist Church, where she served on numerous boards, held many offices and played in the bell and vocal choir.  Surviving her are two sons, Ronald M. (Barbara) Hinkal and David E. Hinkal, both of Williamsport; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded by her husband, Merrill W. Hinkal, who died on April 10, 1985.  A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Third St. United Methodist Church, 931 E. Third St., Williamsport. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church memorial fund.  Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 17, 2011 


HOSLEY Joanne M. Cole

61, of Gaines, PA, died Friday, December 2, 2011 in her home.  Born May 30, 1950, in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of Vincent M. and Margaret E. Gazdag Hosley.  She was employed by Galeton Production and several area restaurants.  Surviving are: her first husband, Clark Edward Crowell; a daughter, Rhea (Kevin Doud) Beacker of Galeton, PA; a son, Wesley (Penny) Crowell of Wellsboro, PA; four grandchildren, Ashlynn Beacker, Adam Beacker, Hunter Crowell, and Macey Crowell; five stepchildren, Christine Crowell of Mainesburg, PA, Erin Crowell of Mainesburg, PA, James Cole of Galeton, Belinda Cole of Rio Rancho, NM, and Rusty (Tina) Cole of Galeton; three step-grandchildren, Joshua (Krisanne) Cole of Galeton, Tasha Cole of Galeton, and Eric (Lilly) Cole of Coudersport; three sisters, Joyce (Lyle) Van Etten of Whitesville, NY, Patricia (Ronald) Lias of Westfield, PA, Judy (Ronald G.) Bennett of Ulysses; and nieces and nephews.   In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her second husband, David S. Cole in 1988; and a brother, Lawrence V. “Larry” Hosley in 2009. A private gathering will be held by the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to /Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, Box 293, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – December 4, 2011


INMAN Ray Bruce Inman

69, of 393 Marbaker Rd., Laceyville, PA, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011. Born in Sayre on Jan. 26, 1942, he was the son of late Alice V. Inman.  He was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1961. Following high school Ray worked for the Grange National Bank and Laceyville Borough for many years. He attended Transue Community Church. He was very fond of animals and gave some lucky homeless strays a loving home.  Surviving are brothers. Eugene Inman of Meshoppen and Charles Slater and his wife, Sharon of Laceyville; sisters, Pauline Brekke of New Jersey, Lillian Louise Franks of Waverly, NY and Lucy Mae Hamilton of Windsor, NY, and an aunt, Shirley McManus of Conklin, NY. He is also survived by numerous cousins and many nieces and nephews. Besides his mother, Ray was preceded in death by his sisters, Annabel Inman and Ruth May Pickett.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment will be at the families' convenience.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Laceyville Ambulance Association, PO Box 274, Laceyville, PA 18623 or to any local animal shelters.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier, Nov 17, 2011   


KAHLE Catherine L. Wertz

87, of Montgomery, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born in Gregg Township, Union County, Pa., on Sunday, June 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Howard H. and Elizabeth (Huff) Kahle. She was the widow of Robert R. Wertz, who preceded her in death on April 20, 2000.  Catherine was employed as a warper by the former Montgomery Mills and had also been employed at the former Bobbi Brooks at Montgomery.  She was a member of the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church at Montgomery, Pa. Cate enjoyed reading and word find puzzles. Catherine is survived by one son, Terry L. Wertz, Montgomery, Pa., and one brother, Chester Kahle, South Williamsport, Pa. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Elmer Kahle, John Kahle, Charles Kahle and Fred Kahle and by three sisters, Estella Warren, Pearl Haines and Erma Gair.  Funeral services will be conducted from the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, Pa., at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, with Reverend MarthaSue Moll, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the church. The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lycoming Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 40 E. Houston Ave., Montgomery, Pa.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 17, 2011   


LOTT Ruthanna L. Secord

Burdett: 81, of Burdett, NY, left the arms of her family to be with her family in Heaven on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Sunday (Nov. 20th) from 1-3pm; with a funeral service following at 3:00pm. The burial and committal service will be held Monday at 1:00pm at the Union Cemetery of Hector in Burdett. She is survived by her loving family; her husband of 57 years, Marvin R. Secord; children, Robert (Anne) Secord of Logan, Patricia (Eric) Bower of Burdett, Susan (Lynn) Jensen of Burdett; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Virginia Lott, James Bardeen, Carol Carnahan, Howard (Diane) Secord, Harold (Frances) Secord, and Barbara (Bob) Smith; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-daughters. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward A. and Gladys M. Lott, son Craig; brothers and sisters, Edward C. "Bud" Lott, Clifford A. "Kip" Lott, Freda M. Blanchard, and Leda F. Bardeen. Ruthanna was born in Burdett, NY, the daughter of Edward and Gladys Lott. She graduated from the Watkins Glen Central School Class of 1948. She retired from the NYS Fire Academy food service department in Montour Falls. Ruthanna was a charter member of the Logan Community Center, Past President of the V-L-H Fire Company Auxiliary, and former secretary of the Hector Grazing Assoc. She was the loyal bookkeeper for the family business, Marvin Secord's Garage. Ruthanna was "big sister", fiercely protective of her brothers and sisters, and remained so throughout her life. This love and devotion continued with her own children and grandchildren. She was an avid flower gardener, a bird lover and could be spotted on her John Deere lawnmower, any day of the week for hours at time. Memorial donations may be made to the V-L-H Fire Company, 5736 Rt-414, Hector, NY 14841 in her memory.   Star Gazette – November 18, 2011  



Horseheads: Was born June 5, 1920 in Ormstown, Quebec, the son of the late Wallace and Alma (Finlayson) McMullan, died on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 91. He is survived by his two sisters, Sybil Gruer and Wreatha Marshall both of Canada; along with several nieces and nephews. Eric worked for many years at Ward LaFrance, later retiring from Halpin Fire Truck Apparatus Co. after many dedicated years as a gold leaf letterer and stripper. He enjoyed traveling, going to restaurants and casino's with his good friend, Ellie White. At his request there will be no prior services. He will be laid to rest with his parents in Canada. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA2435, Route #352 Elmira, NY 14903 in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.  Star Gazette - November 17, 2011   


NEWMAN Dennis C. "Denny" Newman

65, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at the Gatehouse in Williamsport.  Born Nov. 8, 1946, he was a son of the late Joseph E. and Myrtle A. (Worthington) Newman. He and his wife, the former Ruth A. Stugart, celebrated 43 years of marriage June 15, 2011.  Denny was a graduate of Hughesville High School, class of 1964. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member and former commander of the VFW Post 3428, Muncy, a member of American Legion Post 268, Muncy and the 40 et 8 Highland Lake. Denny enjoyed collecting coins. Denny worked as a mechanic for over 40 years at the current Fairfield Auto Group and with the various owners prior to his current employer.  Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Aletha (Joe) Lyons of Picture Rocks; a son, Carl Newman of Hughesville; and two grandchildren, Rachael and Connor Lyons.  In addition to his parents, Denny was preceded in death by a brother, Max E. Newman.  Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. G. Edward Corcelius officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 17, 2011


REDDER Michael E.

Age 47, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on November 13, 2011 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Liz; children, Michael, Lindsey, Traci, Zack, Jacob and Addi; sisters, Debbie, Sue, Carol, Sharon and Kelley; brothers, James and Daniel; 11 grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Michael's life on Sunday, November 20th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the VFW on Keefe Street, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Michael's name can be made to your local SPCA.  Star Gazette – November 18, 2011 


RICE Leonard J., Jr.  "Lenny"

Hammondsport: Age 61, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at home. Lenny was born in Elmira on November 9, 1950. He is survived by his parents Leonard J., Sr. and Helen Ross Rice now residing in Stuart FL; son Matthew Leonard Morseman and his mother Marsha Morseman both of Erin NY; sister Lenore "Loni" Rice of Archer FL with her children, Rahshel Rice and Shadsun Leonard Rice with wife Heather; sister Claire Rice Kuchera of Stuart FL with her children Mikala Ann, Kelsa Ross and Caden Decker Kuchera; uncle and aunt James and Loretta Ross of Avon NY. Also surviving are several cousins. Lenny was predeceased by his paternal grandmother Louise Morrow; uncle Michael Francis "Fran" Rice; and his longtime canine companion "Squiggy". Lenny was a Harley Davidson enthusiast. He enjoyed the out of doors, especially bow hunting, fishing, jet skiing, boating, hang gliding and Keuka Lake. Lenny loved gardening and growing trees from seeds. Lenny was a master carpenter and built numerous items for family and friends. He had worked at EOP in Elmira for a number of years. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, November 21, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m. Committal services and interment will take place on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hammondsport NY. Donations in Lenny's memory may be directed to your local humane society.  Star Gazette - November 19, 2011  



July 15, 1927 - November 3, 2011

James M. Schilberger, 84, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Corning, NY, died November 3, 2011. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary Ann of Sarasota, FL; son, Michael of Hammondsport, NY; daughters, Ann Mauro of Cohocton, NY and Susan Newman of Steamboat Springs, CO; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.   Star Gazette – November 13, 2011   



Age 83 of Snake Hill Rd, Horseheads, NY, died Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at his home. Gil was born in Brooklyn, NY, on December 21, 1927, to Charles Schye and Ida (Bernstein) Schmidt. The younger of two sons, he grew up in Brooklyn and the Bronx. He attended James Monroe High School in the Bronx and graduated June 1945. In February 1946 Gil entered the armed services and took a test to determine what his aptitudes were. In high school he had taken a class in the Morse code, and he scored very highly on a radio test. He was then trained as a intercept operator for decoding secret Soviet messages during the Cold War. On Christmas Day 1949 he married Lois A. Goold in Elmira, NY. They were married 61 years and celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Gil worked for 13 years at Schweizer Aircraft Corporation as an inspector of gliders. While working the night shift at Schweizer, he returned to Mansfield State Teachers College to complete his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education. On May 27, 1962, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in social studies and geography. For 31 years Gil taught 8th grade American history at the Horseheads Junior High East in Room 70 and the Junior High West in Room 100. He was a wonderful storyteller and told stories and played games in his classes to make history more interesting to his students. In June 1967 Gil graduated from Elmira College with a Master of Science degree in Secondary Education. He served as an adviser for the Yorkers' Club, a student historical organization, and was a member of the Greenside Up Club, a faculty stock market investment club. Having lost his father at age 8, Gil's first priority was the love of his family and care for them. He was very talented in many different areas. Any undertaking he left his Midas touch or gold mark on. One skill he possessed was carpentry. He built his own house, garage, and swimming pool and then landscaped the property. A multitasker, he worked days on the house with his father-in-law and nights at Schweizer Aircraft. He also had a knack for repairing anything whether it was a car, furnace, or vacuum cleaner. Gil was a Super Shopper and had the ability to stretch money and make it grow. He enjoyed clipping coupons, studying the circulars, compiling lists, and shopping for sales. Gil possessed exceptional mental strength and had an extraordinary mind throughout his lifetime. He kept his mind sharp and maintained his same personality by reading the newspaper daily and listening to the hourly news on radio and TV. Gil is survived by his wife, Lois, of Horseheads, NY; his daughters: Sandra Schmidt of Horseheads, NY, and Kathleen (Martin) Schiff of Stone Ridge, NY; his grandchildren: Rachel and Benjamin Schiff, and brother, Benjamin Schmidt. A private family service was held at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY, on Saturday, November 26, 2011. Gil's family wishes to thank the medical staff at St. Joseph's Hospital, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Bethany Manor, and Gentiva for the kind and compassionate care he received during his lengthy illness.   Star Gazette – December 2, 2011   


SCOTT Kenneth M. 'Kenny' Scott

age 42, of Dundee, NY; husband of Tammy L. (Trank) Scott and father of SPC Christopher J. Scott who was Killed in Action on Sept. 3, 2011 in Afghanistan; died unexpectedly on Friday December 2, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital, in Montour Falls, NY. Friends are invited to call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 6) at the BAIRD FUNERAL HOME, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Funeral Services will be Private; with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Friends are welcome to come to a celebration of his life reception at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 7) at the Dundee American Legion, 10 Spring St., Dundee. Burial will be private in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to the Christopher J. Scott Memorial Fund, c/o ServU Federal Credit Union, 46 Millard St., Dundee, NY 14837; or to any Dundee Junior League Sports Program.  Star Gazette – December 5, 2011   


SEELEY David M. Seeley

50, of Washington, N.J., died Nov. 14, 2011, in Newark, N.J.  He was born March 15, 1961, the son of Charles and Ruth Seeley of Port Colden, N.J. David was a job supervisor at Vollers Excavating, Whitehouse Station, N.J. and the Laborers Union, Local 472, where he was a member for 32 years.  David was a graduate of Warren Hills High School, class of 1979, where he played varsity football and wrestled.  David attended Sunday School at Port Colden United Methodist Church where he volunteered for many of their fundraising breakfasts and dinners.  He is survived by his loving daughter, Stephanie, and her husband, Jestin Davie of Washington; his caring parents, Charles and Ruth Seeley of Port Colden, N.J.; his beloved sister, Jamie Kavelak and her husband, Timothy of Townsend, Del.; maternal grandmother, Margaret Hann of Port Colden, N.J.; a nephew, Joshua Kavelak and a niece, Haley Kavelak, both of Townsend, Del.  David was a member of the Mountain Meadow Lodge Hunting Camp and the Run Rod & Gun Club both of Ralston, Pa.  David loved NASCAR and cheering on his favorite driver Mark Martin. He was a fan of the NY Yankees and enjoyed watching college and NFL football. David loved the outdoors, he was an avid hunter, loved to go camping, and enjoyed his annual trip to Ocean City, Md. Even the cold weather could not keep David indoors, his winter hobbies included snowmobiling and running his John Deere snowplow. David loved to laugh and make others laugh. His contagious smile and laugh brought life to every party. David was a great cook and enjoyed trying new things when he prepared for his weekly Sunday dinners with his family. His greatest love of all was that of his family and his many friends. David will be missed by all who knew him.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, with Pastor Joan Palmer officiating, at Faith Discovery Church, 33 Brass Castle Road, Washington, NJ 07882. Visitation is 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Warren Hills Memorial Home, 234 W. Washington Ave., Washington, NJ 07882.  In lieu of flowers, donation may be sent to American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Warren Hills Memorial Home, 234 W. Washington, Ave., Washington, NJ 07882.     Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 17, 2011  


SEGRAVES George F. Segraves

69, of Williamsport, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born in Jersey Shore, Pa., the son of Colonel and Marie Engel Segraves. George is a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. George was an electrician and a member of the local union IBEW 812. George and his wife would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary this Jan. 28, 2012. He was a member of the Moose lodge No. 145 and the American Legion Post No. 1. George was a Seabee in the Navy. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving besides his wife, Joan Schuler Segraves, are his children, Timothy (Amy) Segraves, Cynthia Segraves, Keith (Crystal) Segraves, Susan Segraves, Sharon Segraves, all of this city. He is survived by nine grandchildren and always enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren's sporting events. Also surviving him are his sisters, Ann Kiessling of this city; a half-sister, Teresa Patt of Coco Beach, Fla.; and brothers, James of Collomsville and Eugene of this city.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father; son, Kenneth; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and brothers, Robert and Edward. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Annunciation Church, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery Montoursville and the family will provide the flowers.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 9, 2011


SHAFFER Lena A. Havens

Age 88 of Montour Falls, NY died on December 2, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 5 to 7 PM. Her funeral and committal service will be held there following visitation at 7 PM. The Rev. Jane Winters will officiate. Mrs. Havens was predeceased by her husband, Earl, on May 5, 1987 and is survived by her children, David of Montour Falls, NY, Douglas of Fultonville, NY, Thomas of Watkins Glen, NY and Joyce of Montour Falls, NY; granddaughter, Keri Havens of Bremerton, Washington; brothers, Gordon Shaffer of Garland, TX, Vincent Shaffer of Mecklenburg, NY and Leo Shaffer of Brady Camp, PA; sisters, Stella Freas of Elmira, NY and Sandy McGrath of Brockport, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Earl, father, Arthur Shaffer, mother, Clara Beck Shaffer, sister, Esther Helper, brothers, Lloyd, Richard and Robert predeceased Mrs. Havens. A special thank you to her aide Ruth and her friend Topsy Van Nordstrand and neighbors Gloria Pangallo and Angie May.  Star Gazette – December 5, 2011


SHARROW Mason Daniel Sharrow

Died on Friday, December 2, 2011.  He was 5 months old.  Mason Daniel was born on July 2, 2011 in the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA;  he was the beloved son of Joseph and Katrina (Dean) Sharrow.  Besides his parents of Canton, Baby Mason is survived by maternal grandparents, Shelia (Ron) Fraze of Marion IN, Jim Dean of Canton, paternal grandmother, Annette Sharrow of Canton, maternal great grandparents, Linda and Francis Leggett of TN, Elaine (Charles) Gustafson of Canton, Fay Dean of Canton,  paternal great grandparents, Clifford Jr. and Janet Davis of Troy, Harley (Grace) Sharrow of Canton, an aunt, Megan Dean of Canton, uncles, Justin Sharrow of Canton, Matt Dean (Ashley Packard) both of Ulster, a special great uncle and great aunt, Clifford III and Theresa Davis of Troy.  He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Terry Sharrow, paternal great grandmother, Pauline Sharrow and maternal great grandfathers, Roy Seeley and Earl Dean.  The family invites friends to attend a memorial service at 5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 45 North Center St., Canton. Following the service there will be a time of support and fellowship shared at the church. Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a memorial in Mason Daniel Sharrow's name to; The Green Free Library, 38 N. Center St. Canton, PA 17724 or The Giving Tree Program, c/o Canton Area Chamber of Commerce.  Assisting the family with arrangements is Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton.   Towanda Daily Review – December 5, 2011


SHATINKSY Albert V. Shatinsky

age 80, of 4852 state Route 367, Laceyville, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Friday evening, Nov. 11, 2011 at the Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Pa., after a lingering illness.  He was born in Pittston, Pa., on Dec. 27, 1930, a son of the late Joseph and Anna Kizavich Shatinsky. Albert's early life was spent growing up in the West Auburn area. His entire life was spent in or near Laceyville.  Albert started working for the Laceyville Agway, and worked there for 12 years. For the next 40 years, was spent driving truck, being an owner operator, hauling milk for most of those years, into New York City and into New Jersey. He also hauled logs for years, throughout northeastern Pa. Being a very hard worker, and being on the road for many years, spare time was hard to come by, but when he was able, he enjoyed the outdoors, where he loved to garden, hunt and fish, or just spending time with his family.  Surviving is his wife of 58 years, the former Jenora B. Brown Shatinsky, whom he married on Sept. 5, 1953. He is also survived by his son Bradley A. Shatinsky of Laceyville, Pa., and a sister and her husband, Theresa and Tom Ross of Dimock, Pa.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Bernard Shatinsky and Joseph Shatinsky.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with his longtime friend, Pastor James Wentz officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice .  Towanda Daily Review - November 14, 2011 


SLIVINSKE Marietta J. "Met" Williams

of Wyalusing left this earth to join heaven's choir on Nov. 23, 2011, at the age of 86. Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 28, in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church where Met brought so much music over the years as both youth and adult choir director and as an accomplished singer. She shared her musical talents with the Wyalusing community in various community musical productions and as a long-time member of the Choraliers. She was a woman of many and varied interests, including working with young people and following sports, but her greatest loves were church, music, and family. She started the junior choir at her church in 1954 and was active in the adult choir, after stepping down as director, until a few months ago.  She ran junior music clubs, was an active member of the Wyalusing Musical Society, taught Sunday School, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She loved working with children and bringing music into their lives, influencing generations of children in the church junior choir, as well as assisting with the choreography for several Wyalusing Valley High School musicals. She always had a front seat in the high school's spring musicals held in the auditorium named after her late husband, Kenneth S. Williams, who was high school principal for 26 years. In her later years, Met enjoyed being a grandparent volunteer at the Wyalusing Elementary School. She was employed for several years at Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Insurance Company.  She grew up in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where she was born on Jan. 25, 1925, a daughter of the late Cecil and Irene Slivinske. Her mother was an accomplished pianist who accompanied Met and her sister Liva while they tap-danced and sang in local USO promotions during World War II.  On July 1, 1946 she married Kenneth S. Williams and several years later they moved to Wyalusing, Pa., to raise their family. Met and Ken enjoyed a close and devoted marriage for more than 55 years until his death. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as their greatest fan, no matter what their endeavors. Aside from her husband, Kenneth, she was pre-deceased by two brothers, Glenn and Al Slivinske, and two sons-in-law, Craig Manney and David Dibble. Still surviving members from her generation are her sister, Liva Slivinske, and two sisters-in-law, Joan Kopek and Blanche Williams. Met Williams is survived by a large and loving family of sons and daughters; 10 grandchildren and their spouses; and eight great-grandchildren. Her surviving children are daughter Kerry Dibble; son Craig Williams and wife, Scottie; daughter Laurie Manney and son Steve Williams and wife, Barbara. Her grandchildren, their spouses and children are Heather and Wayne Riddle, Ben and Amy Dibble and children Lila, Jonah and Maggie, Kassie and Brian D'onofrio and son Cooper, Jessica and Brian Walters, Abby Williams and Mark Crean, Josh and Gwen Manney and their son Caleb, Tim Manney, Becca Manney, Katie and Bill Garber and their children Evan and Lindsay, and Kenny and Rhonda Williams and daughter Maddy.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. There was a visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home in Wyalusing.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853, in the memory of Met Williams.  Towanda Daily Review – December 3, 2011


SMILEY Richard H. Smiley

age 24, of Steuben Street, Corning, NY died Wednesday, November 30, 2011 in Corning. Rich was born in Elmira, NY on August 20, 1987, to Richard T. Smiley and Carolyn E. (Sherman) Smiley.  He was a graduate of East High School in 2005, and was currently attending Corning Community College.  He was employed by Synthes in Elmira as a department lead.  His hobbies include fishing, traveling, and playing video games.  Rich enjoyed spending time with his cousins and close friends.  He earned his black-belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2003. His survivors include his father, Richard T. Smiley of Corning; mother, Carolyn Smiley of Chattanooga, TN; two sisters, Katie Smiley of Chattanooga, TN and Shannon Regan of Syracuse, NY; his girlfriend, Jill Gray of Corning; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and two nephews.  Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 5th from 1 until 3 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM with Pastor Jim Radford officiating.   Corning Leader – December 3, 2011


SPENCER Connie Marsh

70, died on October 23, 2011, at her home near Rockdale, Texas. She was born October 24, 1940 in Sayre, to James R. and Lucille R. (Page) Spencer.  She grew up in Canton and was a member of the Canton High School Class of 1958.  On April 7, 1961, she married William H. "Bill" Marsh in Canton.  Mrs. Marsh had been a resident of Rockdale for the past 28 years, moving from Tomball, TX.  Mrs. Marsh was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Milano, Texas.  Survivors include: her sons, Jeffrey Marsh and Timothy Marsh, both of Rockdale; William T. Marsh and wife Donna of Milano; grandchildren, Brian Marsh, Ashlie Marsh, Travis Marsh, and Josh Allen; and a great-grandson, Seth Marsh.  She was preceded in death by her husband, "Bill" Marsh, on June 2, 2007. Funeral services were held October 27,  at the First Baptist Church in Milano with Rev. Dave Lucus officiating. Burial was in Sand Grove Cemetery near Milano.  Pallbearers were James Dawson, Brian Marsh, Nathan Baban, James Allen, Josh Allen, and Jimmy Morgan.   Canton Independent Sentinel - December 3, 2011 



Age 69 of Horseheads, NY. He was born November 23, 1941 in Olean, NY son of the late Floyd and Jacqueline (Jordan) Steffenhagen and died Friday, November 11, 2011 unexpectedly at home. His final day was spent as perfect as he would have wanted; hunting for the elusive 10 point buck and spending quiet time at home with Suzi and their beloved Lhasa Apso, Cassi. David is survived by his loving wife Suzi; daughter Kimberly Davis; grandchildren Gary, Jr., Christian and Destiny all of Kemp, TX; siblings Bill (Linda) and Max Steffenhagen, Linda (Norm) Brown; step father Edward McClory of Franklinville, NY; brother-in-law Jack (Zelda) McDuff; nephews Josh (Juli) and Shad; great nieces Jenna, Jaeli and great nephew Jake. David was a retired Contract Specialist and was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, November 15th from 10 am to 12 noon. Prayers will be offered at 12 noon. Interment will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor, NY at the convenience of the family.    Star Gazette – November 13, 2011 


STULL Miriam L. Stull  VanSile

Big Flats: Age 86, died on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, with her loving family by her side, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Miriam was born May 2, 1925 in Commodore PA, a daughter of Paul and Velma (Lockard) Shank. She is predeceased by her first husband Arthur Stull, and sisters, Alberta Fleming and Theda Ginter. Miriam is survived by her husband of 37 years, Donald E. VanSile of Big Flats; children, with their families, Harold and Leslie Stull of Horseheads with children, Trevor (Marilea) Stull, Eric (Angie) Stull; Dana and Peggy Stull of San Jose CA with children, Jason (Petra) Stull, Danessa (Juan Galvez) Stull, Krista (Shane Periandri) Stull; Cindy and Tom McGuire of Elmira with children, Scott (Tina O'Herron) McGuire, Lauren (Jeff Frasier) McGuire; 10 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Meredith Shank, David and Ginny Shank; sisters, Willavene Sandbek and Inajean Strong; sister-in-law Ruth Morse of Caton; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Miriam was an avid quilter. There wasn't a family member who didn't receive a quilt, or two. The Big Flats Historical Society also benefited from her homemade quilts, receiving quilts that Miriam and her good friend Kay Thompson made, raffling them off for fund raisers. Miriam was a member of the Central Baptist Church in East Corning and also a member of the Big Flats American Legion Auxiliary. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., Elmira, on Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will take place at Coopers Plains Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may remember Miriam with a donation to either, SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903, or Meals On Wheels, 150 Fox Street, Elmira NY 14901.   Star Gazette – November 18, 2011


SWISHER Martha J. Karschner

93, of Hughesville, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Gatehouse.  Born May 16, 1918, in Unityville, she was a daughter of the late Jason E. and Bessie A. Vognutz Swisher. Her husband of 54 years, Thomas W. Karschner, preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1993.  Martha attended the Pleasant View School, Unityville. She was employed at the former Weldon's Manufacturing, Muncy, for 14 years and Philco Cabinet Company, Watsontown, for three years.  She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Hughesville, United Methodist Women, Hughesville Senior Citizens and Hughesville Bocce Team. Martha enjoyed gardening, cooking, butchering on the family farm and above all, spending time with her family.  Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ellen Farrar of Picture Rocks; three brothers, Harold Swisher of Hughesville, Calvin Swisher of New York and Melvin Swisher of Unityville; three grandchildren, Clinton, Erin and Samantha Farrar; and one great-granddaughter, Zoie Farrar.  In addition to her parents and husband, Martha was preceded in death by a grandson, Bradley Farrar; two brothers, Henry Swisher and Morris Swisher; and three sisters, Edna Arthur, Mary Marquardt and Lillian Swisher.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. G. Edward Corcelius officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made to the Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Glaucoma Research Foundation, 251 Post St., Ste. 600, San Francisco, CA 94108.  Due to the recent flooding, access to the funeral home will be made by turning onto North Fifth Street and making an immediate right onto Hunsinger Alley at the rear of the funeral home.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 8, 2011


THOMPSON Steven E., Jr.

Age 28, of Dade City, FL, died Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in Spring Hill, FL. He was born August 14, 1983 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Steven E. Thompson Sr. and Donann Herman. Steve loved sports, the outdoors, his Camaro and his family. He is survived by his girlfriend, Steph Porzel; mother, Donann Herman (Greg) Gleason; father, Steven E. (Patricia) Thompson; brothers, David Thompson, Anthony (Heather) English, Jaime English; sister, Tricia (Jerry) Plank and their son Trenton; grandparents, Eugene "Cy" Thompson, Wilma "Billie" and Paul Hess, Barbara Mount; special aunt, Christine (Dana) Kemp; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA, Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m., Rev. Dorothy Densmore officiating.   Star Gazette – November 15, 2011 


TIPTON Kelli J. Lampman

Age 51, of Horseheads, NY, died November 8, 2011 after a lingering illness for the past 3 years. Born February 9, 1960 in Titusville, PA to Vernone and Neva Stroup Tipton Fulmer of East Hickory, PA. She attended Titusville Area Schools. She worked for the Elmira City School District and BOCES Central Business Office for 18 years. Her interests were computers, reading, music, motorcycles, writing little stories and her dogs. Preceded in death by her mother, father; brother, Thomas Stroup; and her stepfather, Charles Fulmer Sr. Survived by a sister, Karen (Philip) Warner of Pleasantville, PA; her companion, Kevin McCann of Horseheads; special nieces, Teresa Winger of Johnstown, PA, Betty Hutchison of Townville, PA, Barbara Warner of Grand Valley, PA; and other special niece and nephews; ex-husband, Jared Lampman of Horseheads, NY; and her dogs, Britty and Sandy. As per her wishes, there is no visitation or services. Interment will be at Neiltown Cemetery, Pleasantville, PA at a later date.    Star Gazette - November 11, 2011  


ULRICH Harry J. "Judd" Ulrich

79, of Hellam Twp., died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at the York Hospital.  He was the husband of Dorothy E. (Staggert) Ulrich. They were married 51 years.  Judd was born on April 24, 1932, in Williamsport, son of the late Harry B. and Mary (Donnell) Ulrich.  He retired as a brakeman from the Pennsylvania Railroad, after 38 years of service. He also owned the former A Axel Auto Salvage in Hellam.  He was a 1952 graduate of Williamsport High School, a member of the 12th Ward Democratic Club, the Railroad Stock Club, and Fairmount United Methodist Church.  The viewing will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at the John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 902 Mt. Rose Ave. The funeral service will begin at 6 p.m. Monday with the Rev. John Bell officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery , PA at noon on Tuesday , Nov. 22, 2011.  In addition to his wife, Judd is also survived by five sons, Timothy Ulrich, husband of Judy, of York, Michael Ulrich, husband of Cheryl, of York, Axel Ulrich, husband of Ann, of Hellam, George Ulrich, husband of Jody, of Red Lion, and Harry J. Ulrich Jr. of Williamsport; two daughters, Joy Magayle of Montoursville, and Mary G. Ulrich of Williamsport; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Ulrich; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Ulrich, and a brother, George R. Ulrich. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 924-N Colonial Ave. York, PA 17403.   Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 19, 2011   


UNKEFER Kathryn V. "Kay" Jacobson

Of Horseheads, NY and formerly of Pittsburgh, PA died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Appleridge Senior Living with her loving family and friends by her side at the age of 95. Kay was born April 2, 1916 in Cleveland, OH a daughter of the late Mark D. and Kathryn Kelly Unkefer. She had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest. Kay loved to travel and was an entrepreneur, business owner of a beauty shop, hot dog stand and an office supply store but her paycheck came as an accountant. Kay is survived by her daughter, Judith (Ronald) Ratcliffe of Corning, NY; granddaughter, Lynne (Matt Coffey) Kiesling of Chicago, IL; favorite nephew, Ron Unkefer of Texas; beloved companion, Richard Myers of Horseheads; and her loving and devoted "family of healthcare providers. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Kay's Celebration of Life at Appleridge Senior Living, 168 Miller St., Horseheads, NY on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 10:00AM with Chaplin Meredith Tifft. The family respectfully requests that memorials be made in Kay's name to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – November 13, 2011  



Joseph A. Viselli, age 94, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday November 6, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY, Private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.     Star Gazette – November 13, 2011


VOORHEIS Jeanette Voorheis Thorpe

Alpine: 65, of Alpine, NY, died in her home on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Jeanette was born in Montour Falls, the daughter of Frederick and June Voorheis. Through the Grace of God she touched many lives working as an Administrator at Cornell University for over 30 years, and through her vision of Gods work. She was predeceased by her parents; and husband, Larry R. Thorpe. She is survived by her loving sons, Daniel and David Thorpe of Alpine; daughters, Karen and Duane Bivona of Texas, Cody Kimball-Cook of Ithaca; sister, MaryJo and husband Thomas Thorp of Hector (and their children, Carine and husband Robert Kenyon, Fredrick Thorp, Heather and husband Brian Sheeler, Sarah and husband Christopher Macnamara, Benjamin and wife Christina Thorp; sisters-in-law, Ellen and husband Mick McClain, and Joyce Thorpe, both of Watkins Glen; brother-in-law, Eugene Thorpe of Florida; three grandchildren, Ryan Thorpe, Jessica and Taylor Bivona; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her A.I.M. Angels!! The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday Dec. 8th from 4pm-6pm; with a funeral service following at 6:00pm. Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa, at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 2386 CR 10 Alpine, NY 14805.  Star Gazette – December 4, 2011 


WALBURN Sharon A. Saar

59, of 88 Slacks Run Road, Trout Run, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family. Sharon was predeceased by her husbands, Delbert A. Lewis and Donald C. "Donnie" Saar.  Sharon owned and operated Donnie's Downtown Country Mall and Bodines Beverage. She was a member of the Marine Corps League, Ralston, Red Run Rod and Gun Club and the Wheel Inn. She enjoyed time with her friends at the clubs and her family.  Born March 23, 1952, in Troy, she was the daughter of Harold and Rita Spencer Walburn. Surviving are sons, Delbert William "Bill" Lewis and Harold Joseph "Joe" Lewis, both of Bodines; stepchildren, Rob, Rick and Terry Saar; brothers, Dan (Linda) Walburn of Pine City, N.Y. and David (Kelly Craven) Walburn of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; a sister, Sandy (Art) Rose of Elmira, N.Y.; grandchildren, Joey, Jessica and Amber; great- grandchildren, Brice, Joshua, Jake and Angel; several nieces and nephews and her special dog, Toby. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pennsdale Cemetery, Route 14, Trout Run with Pastor J. Herbert Eby officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to The Gatehouse Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. The family would like to thank the staff of The Gatehouse for the excellent care given to Sharon.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 9, 2011


WALLS Robert E. (Waz)

Tioga, PA: Robert E. (Waz) Walls, 78, of Tioga, PA, died November 17, 2011 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born May 12, 1933, in Philipsburg, PA, the son of Richard & Harriet Mathews Walls. Robert was a Penelec retiree. He loved to share his opinions, and had a great sense of humor. Mr. Walls is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark & Susan Walls of Spencer, NY, a  granddaughter, Nikki Walls of Horseheads, NY, 2 grandsons, Robert & David Walls, both of Spencer, a great-grandson, Zane Alexander, a sister, Edith Barger of Clearfield, PA, a sister-in-law, Mari Jo Basford of Philipsburg, PA, and a dear friend, Carol Smith of Mansfield, PA. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia in 1980. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Monday 1-3 PM. Funeral services will follow there Monday at 3:00 PM with Pastor Ed Reichmann officiating. Burial in the Philipsburg Cemetery.   Star Gazette - November 19, 2011


WARD Steven A. Ward

44, of Fond du Lac, Wisc., died on Monday, November 14, 2011 at St. Agnes Hospital, to be with his father in Heaven. He was born November 16, 1966 in Waverly, N.Y., the son of Dawn (Wood) and Gerald Ward. Steven worked in Elmira, N.Y., and Allenton, Pa., as an electrical technician before moving to Fond du Lac. He enjoyed repairing items, electronics, fishing and boating.  Steven leaves behind several precious loved ones. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Dawn (Wood) anf Bill Steimel of Fond du Lac; one sister, Diane Zoll of Fond du Lac; an aunt, Donna (with husband, Richard) Swackhammer of Sayre; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald; his paternal grandparents, Wilson and Norma Ward; his maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Vivian Wood; grandparents, Walter and Helen Steimel; and two uncles.  At Steven’s request, there will be no formal funeral services. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Sayre. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be held in Tioga Point Cemetery, Sayre  Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   Sayre Morning Times – November 18, 2011  


WELCH Thomas G. "Tommy" Welch

77, of Athens, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at home.  Tommy was born on March 10, 1934 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Thomas W. and Thelma Zimmer Welch.  He enjoyed putting puzzles together, reading, fishing, woodworking, and coaching Little League. He also coached slow pitch softball. Tommy loved playing his guitar, and worked at the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, Pa., for over 35 years. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Tommy is survived by his wife Dorotha of 53 years; children Dorothy and Gregg Leavenworth, Elmira, N.Y., Jane Stone, Sayre, Pa., Carol and John Hooper, Sayre, Pa., Bonnie and Jack Lineburg, Athens Township, Patti and Charlie Allyn, Towanda, Pa.; grandchildren Rachael Leavenworth, Traci Wagner, Aaron (Kim) Dickson, Kieren Hooper, Jared Hooper, and Jenny, April, Annie, Jake, and Heather Lineburg, Peyton and Parker Allyn; and great-grandchildren Thomas Dickson and Haleigh Lineburg.  Friends and family may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, Pa. Funeral services will follow with Rev. Donahoo officiating.  Published in Daily Review on November 7, 2011.    Towanda Daily Review - November 8, 2011 


WILSON Dorothy E. Smith

75, a resident at Centre Crest, Bellefonte, formerly of FR 43, Aumiller Lane, Jersey Shore, Pa. died at the Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College, Nov. 3, 2011.  She was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Williamsport, the daughter of the late Harry and Clara Ferguson Wilson. Her first husband, Thomas J. Pirone died in 1990. On April 13, 1991 she married Donald W. Smith who died in 2009. Dorothy had been employed at Wundies in Williamsport as a sewing machine operator. She enjoyed needlepoint, word find books and ceramics. She had attended the Philadelphia School for the Deaf and had been a member of Mater Dolorosa R. C. Church, Williamsport. Dorothy is survived by one daughter, Clara M. (David) Corbin, Jersey Shore; two grandchildren, Grant Corbin and Heather Corbin, both of Jersey Shore. Graveside committal services will be held Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Schenck's Cemetery, Howard. There will be no public visitation and memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Inc., 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, PA.   Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 5, 2011


WINDER John Charles Winder

68, of 328 Brandon Ave. Williamsport, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at his home.  Born Dec. 18, 1942, in Williamsport, he was a son of Robert S. Winder and Pauline H. Lanning. He had worked as a welder. John enjoyed working on cars, fishing, hunting, and playing cards, especially 31. He loved watching wrestling every Monday, Thursday, and Friday, football and the Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR and Tony Stewart. John was a member of 40&8 and American Legion Post 1.  Surviving are his wife, Rita Winder; a son, Wayne Small (Wendy) of Easley, S.C.; two daughters, Melissa Scouten (Murl) and Tasha Liddic (Nathan) both of Williamsport; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Cecelia Hess of Westminster, Calif., Roberta Smith of Montoursville, Patricia Wasaff and June Jacopetti both of Williamsport; two half-brothers, Enoch Winder and Robert Winder and a half-sister, Melinda Winder. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Russ Lanning, and a sister, Jean Winder (Frazier).  Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 6, 2011


WOODRUFF Dannielle Lea Bramley

38, of Forest City, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at the Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale. She was the wife of Michael Bramley.  Born in Troy, she was the daughter of Gary and Ida Finnerty Woodruff of Troy. She was employed as a certified nurse's aide for Caregivers of America in Montrose. She was a good mother who took care of her children and grandchildren.  Also surviving are five children, Heather Woodruff, Jessica, Christina, Cythina and Justina Bramley all of Forest City; two grandchildren, Leon David and Tiffany Jean; two sisters, Suzette Woodruff and Stacy Kent; and a brother, Adam Vroman, all of Troy.  She was preceded in death by an infant son, John.  A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main St., Forest City. Friends may call 3:30 p.m. until service time on Thursday.  Towanda Daily Review – November 9, 2011


WORTHINGTON JoAnn E. Worthington Bennett

73, wife of Boyd R. "Dick" Bennett of Monroeton, Pa., died Saturday evening, Nov. 12, 2011 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y. JoAnn was born in Sonestown, Pa., on June 18, 1938 and was a graduate of Sonestown High School class of 1956.  In early years, she was employed by the W.T. Grant store and Pudgies Pizza in Towanda and by the Dandy Mini Mart and Harvestor Inc. in Wysox. She later owned and operated JoAnn's Subs & Sweets in Monroeton for several years.  JoAnn was a member and current president of the Wysox Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary and was a member of the Monroe Hose Company Auxiliary where she received several service awards. She was also a member of the Towanda-Ulster Women's Bowling Hall of Fame and the French Choppers Camping Club.  JoAnn and her husband Dick enjoyed traveling and camping with their fifth wheeler. JoAnn enjoyed making special greeting cards, crafts, baking, cooking and catering.  She is survived by her husband Boyd R. "Dick" Bennett; children Richard Scott Bennett and Denise Wells of Monroeton, Robin Rae Christensen and husband John of Catlett, Va., Brian Bennett and wife Janine of Dryden, N.Y.; grandchildren Stephanie Bennett of Albany, N.Y., Ashley Bennett of Cape Cod, Mass., Jared Christensen and wife Whitney of Joshua Tree, Calif., Jason Christensen and wife Pua of Hawaii, Leighann and Taylor Bennett, both of Dryden, N.Y.; great-grandchildren Madison and Regan Christensen and Solara Issacson.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel M. Bennett on July 18, 2007.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at the North Towanda United Methodist Church with Pastor Jean Montgomery officiating. There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the North Towanda United Methodist Church in care of Mr. Jake Guffey, treasurer, 3377 Sugar Creek Road, Towanda, PA 18848 in JoAnn's memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Bennett family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review - November 14, 2011


YAHN James M.

September 11, 2010, The Express

74, of Mill Hall, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 at his residence. He was born Aug. 16, 1936 in Lock Haven, a son of the late W. Meredith and Frances (James) Yahn.  Mr. Yahn was married to the former Margaret H. Sweeley, who survives. He retired from Hammermill as a supervisor in 1995 after 39 years.  He attended Living Faith Free Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his great-grandchildren, who were the joy of his life. James was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast. He also enjoyed sailing, daily coffee visits at Dunkin' Donuts and collecting radio-controlled planes.  Surviving are his wife; a son, Douglas (Sharon) Yahn of Lock Haven; two daughters, Sherry Yahn of Plainfield, N.J., and Christine (Raymond) Schliebener of Avon Park, Fla.; two step-sons, David (Shelley) Young of Gillette and Boyd Lucas II of Lock Haven; two step-daughters, Debra Walter of York and Pamela Young of Lewisburg; six step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by a brother, Wayne (Jane) Yahn of Beech Creek; a sister, Marcia (Lynn) Probst of Lock Haven; three nieces and three nephews.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at the Helt Funeral Chapel, 232 Hogan Blvd., Mill Hall, with the Rev. Brian Billings officiating. Friends and relatives will be received at the funeral chapel on Monday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park. 



Newfield: W. Barry Yaples, age 78, of Trumbulls Corners Rd., Newfield, NY, died on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca. Born November 12, 1932 in Cortland, NY, he was a son of the late Walter E. and Hazel Merritt Yaples. He was a 1949 graduate of Dryden Central School and started dairy farming in Dryden in 1948 until 1970 when he moved to Newfield to continue on the Trumbulls Corners Road farm. He retired from active farming in 1992, but never truly stopped as it was his passion in life. While in school he was a member of Future Farmers of America and a 4-H member. Barry was a vegetable and dairy judge and was awarded trips to many county, state and national contests. He also showed cattle at the local Tompkins County Fair and the NY State Fair. He served on a Cooperative Extension Agricultural Committee for a few years. A wonderful loving husband, father, and grandfather, Barry married Jane Dedrick on July 5, 1958 at the Bible Baptist Church in Cortland, NY and she survives him at home. In addition, he is survived by sons, Dale (Cathy Holden) Yaples, Gene (Blixy Taetzsch) Yaples and Wayne Yaples all of Newfield, NY; daughters, Patty (Joseph) Trainor of Cicero, NY and Betty (Dale Palmatier) Yaples of Sullivanville, NY; grandchildren, Michael Jacob and Rachel Lynne Yaples of Newfield, NY and Ryan Evan Trainor of Cicero, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Walter Yaples, Jr.; and sisters, Janis Gangi and Delphine Howell. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden, NY with Rev. James DePue officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, NY. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospicare, 172 East King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850 or the American Heart Association , P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.   Star Gazette - November 11, 2011  


YARNBOR Margaret B. Bodner

93, of Williamsport, was called home Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.  Born April 17, 1918, in Helvetia, she was a daughter of John and Margaret Flechko Yambor.  She retired from GTE Sylvania after many years of service. Margaret was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Mater Dolorosa Church, where she had been active in many church activities and projects and had served as a past President of the Christian Mothers Sodality. She volunteered for many organizations and was always there to care for someone in need. She enjoyed cooking and going on trips with friends and family. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Steven T. Bodner, in 1988; two sisters, Irene Yatzkanic (Frank), Elizabeth Podraza (Al); three brothers, John Yambor (Margaret), Joseph Yambor (surviving Helen), and Steve Yambor. Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Carlin and husband, Peter of Williamsport, with whom she had resided for the past year; three brothers, William Yambor (Betty), Edward Yambor (Pat), and Albert Yambor (Julia), all of Ohio; many loving nieces and nephews, and her faithful yellow lab companion "Keeley". A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Mater Dolorosa Church, 635 Hepburn St., Williamsport. Burial will be held in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 8, 2011



? Irene E. Gross

84, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.  She was a retired secretary at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and former assistant director at St. Alban's Childcare.  She is survived by her husband of over 65 years, Rev. Dr. Lester Gross; nieces Becky Hoeft, Claudia Jackson, Linda Harvey, Connie Sublett and Carole Nagle; nephew Lester Spencer; great nieces Anna Hoeft and Katie Sublett; and great nephew Matt Hoeft.  Her funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 9004 Beulah Church Road. Burial is in Kentucky Veteran's Cemetery Central at 1 p.m. Monday. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Friday at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Road.  Memorial gifts: Bishop Marmion Revolving Fund of the Espicopal Diocese, 425 So 2nd St., Louisville, KY 40202 or Fern Creek/ Highview United Ministries.  Towanda Daily Review – November 17, 2011   


? Joan Marie Hedgcock

77, died Nov. 5, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband, Archie Hedgcock; her parents, Elwood and Ethel Calvert; and by her brother, Robert Calvert.  She is survived by her sister, Carol Hill of Williamstown, N.J.; her son, Michael (Becky) Hedgecock of LaPorte; grandchildren, Abe (Ann Micka) Hedgcock of Philadelphia and Ali (Forest) Taylor of Montoursville; a sister-in-law, Susan Calvert of Freeburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers. Contributions in her honor may be made to either the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to Susquehanna Regional Home Health and Hospice, c/o Providence Health System Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 8, 2011


? Helena Keller

Of Big Flats, NY died peacefully at her home on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Her loving husband, H. Mason Keller, preceded her in death April 26, 2002. She retired from the former A & P in Horseheads, NY after several years of dedicated service and was employed by Dalrymple for many years as well. Helena was an avid golfer and enjoyed walking. Services will be held privately at the convenience of her family. She will be laid to rest in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Holley, NY, with her beloved Mason. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.  Star Gazette – December 5, 2011    


? Susan Marie Markle

46, of Milton, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.  Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Watsontown United Methodist Church, 1319 Eighth Street Drive, Watsontown, where the funeral will be held at 7 p.m.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, 350 Hale Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17104 or the Watsontown United Methodist Church, 1319 Eighth Street Drive, Watsontown, PA 17777. Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, Watsontown.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 8, 2011


? Helen S. Moore, of Milton, entered into eternal rest on the evening of Nov. 8, 2011, at her home.  Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Lewisburg Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to Evangelical Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 10, 2011


? Eleanor Steinbacher

94, of Wilkes-Barre, formerly of Williamsport, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Richard H. Steinbacher; a sister, Dorothy Briedenbach and a brother Charles "Joe" Smith. Surviving are her sons, Richard L. Steinbacher Sr., Midland Park, N.J. and Gary R. Steinbacher and wife, Annette, Boyertown; daughter, Clementine H. Coledo and husband, John, Wilkes-Barre; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from Kniffen O'Malley Funeral Home, Inc., 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with Monsignor Joseph G. Rauscher officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Nicholas Capital Campaign, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - November 8, 2011

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