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ADAMS Frank R. Adams Sr.

54, of 1467 Covey Hill Road, New Albany, Pa. (Terry Twp.), died Sunday evening, Nov. 20, 2011 at his home following declining health. Frank was born in Towanda, Pa. on March 10, 1957 the son of the late Henry and June Hardenstine Adams. He was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School class of 1976 and later served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Hoffman New Yorker in Dushore, Pa. for 18 years and later drove a truck for the Pelton Trucking Company in Franklindale, Pa. until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. Frank enjoyed working on cars, attending stock car races and hunting.  Surviving are his wife, Leona Fisher Adams; his children, Frank R. Adams II and wife Tanya of Wyalusing, Crystal VanDerMark and husband Justin of Sugar Run, John H. Adams of New Albany, Robert P. Fisher Sr. and wife Dena of New Albany, Marcie L. DeLair and husband James of Black Walnut and Mattie A. Howard of Florida; grandchildren Ashley Jackson, Dustin Turner, James and Harry DeLair, Robert Fisher II, Alexandria and Anthony Fisher, Gabby and Elli VanDerMark; great granddaughter April; brothers Jerry Adams and wife Theresa of Dushore and Robert Adams and wife Connie of Minnesota; sisters Linda Adams of Sayre and Nancy Morgan and husband Pete of Gillette; several nieces, nephews, cousins and his special "extended family."  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at the New Era United Methodist Church. There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Leona Adams, 1467 Covey Hill Road, New Albany, PA 18833 in Frank's memory.   The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Adam's family with arrangements.    Towanda Daily Review - November 22, 2011   


ADRIANCE David Scott Adriance

age 68, of Lawrenceville, PA, died at Arnot Ogden Medical Center on December 4, 2011 after an extended illness. He was born in Elmira at Arnot Ogden Medical Center on August 31, 1943. He was a dedicated son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. Dave was a retired, dedicated employee of Corning Inc., with several years in the handshops of the Main plant and Erwin plant. Prior to working for Corning Inc., he was employed as a car salesman at Harding Motors. He also served in the National Guard. An avid NASCAR fan, he loved to watch the races at the track or on the television. He always had his favorites and he loved to keep track of the drivers' points. He loved talking about cars in general, and he collected several "model" cars that he had on display in his home. He also loved to travel to Daytona Beach, FL to visit his wife's relatives. Over the years he enjoyed many trips to Florida with his wife, children, and in later years, his grandchildren. He often dreamed of living there after retirement. Ten years ago he was given a new lease on life as a recipient of a lung transplant. While he faced many obstacles in his health, he made the most of this extra time he was given, and enjoyed his life with his family to the fullest. A special thanks to Dr. Becker, Dr. Riley, and Megan for the care that they provided over the last few years. Dave is survived by his loving wife of over 40 years, Peggy Adriance; his beloved children whom he adored, Milissa Volino (Casey), Kathryn Adriance and Scott Adriance (Amanda); his brother and sister, John Adriance (Marsha) and Debra McKeegan (Mike); six grandchildren: Sarah Adriance, Nicholas Volino, Abigail Volino, Christopher Volino, Olivia Volino and Josephine Adriance; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Mary Adriance and his brother, Timothy Adriance. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter Funeral Home, LLC on Friday, December 9, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday at 10am at St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.   Star Gazette – December 8, 2011


ALVINE Irene Concetta Navatta

76, of Warrenton, VA, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at Fauquier Hospital. She was born in London, England on March 8, 1935 to the late Anthony Alvine and Anna Cannariato Alvine. She emigrated from London to New York City after World War II. She married and eventually moved to Elmira, NY where she spent 12 years raising her family. For the past 29 years, Irene had been living with her husband in Northern Virginia and retired from Northern Virginia Community College as an administrative assistant. During her life and in her retirement, Irene spent her time as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was also an active member of the PAX Community (Pilgrims After Christ) and devoted much of her time to activities and issues concerning her faith. She was a strong advocate for justice and equality in the world, participating in marches and peaceful demonstrations for organizations such as Call to Action, Amnesty International and PAX Christi, USA. Irene was an accomplished artist, gardener and cook. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, C. Sam Navatta; three daughters, Rachael Navatta and husband Flint Criley of Annandale, VA, Susan Hembach and husband Dave of Leesburg, VA, Robin Converse and husband Doug of Warrenton, VA; eight grandchildren, Nikki and Zoe Criley, Scott Hembach and his wife Julianna, Marc, Maggie, Danny and Sammi Hembach and Theresa Converse. She is also survived by her brother, Alfred Alvine and his wife, Connie of Bomoseen, VT; and her nephews, Anthony, Alfie and Andrew and his wife Anna Alvine. A memorial service and Catholic Mass will be held on December 10 at 12 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church located at 3304 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201. The family will receive friends one hour prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Irene's name to Hospice Support of Fauquier County, Inc. at 42 North Fifth Street, Warrenton, VA 20186.   Star Gazette – December 7, 2011  


BANNISTER William J. "Jim" Bannister

formerly from Montour Falls, NY, residing in Hernando, FL, died on Dec. 5, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife, Judith Bannister, 5 Children, 9 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, 4 Brothers, 1 Sister and 1 Sister in Law. A memorial service will be scheduled in the Spring through Vedder & Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.  Star Gazette – December 8, 2011   


BELMONTE James Joseph "Joe"

St. Petersburg, FL: Belmonte, James Joseph "Joe" Age 63 of St. Petersburg, Fl, formerly of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on November 17, 2011. Joe was born on February 24, 1948 in Dansville, NY. Predeceased by grandparents Vito & Anna (Velluzzi) Belmonte (fraternal) and James Frank & Eunice (Mosher) Smith (maternal), as well as Aunt Jenny May Raplee and uncles Al Miller, Bill King, James Frank Smith Jr., Gordon Lester Smith and Richard Raplee. Joe was also predeceased by his father, James A. Belmonte. Survived by mother, Virginia Maie "Toot" Belmonte, and wife of nearly 30 years Sue Belmonte, along with children Jimmy, David, Sarah (Le), and Catherine. Joe was a grandfather to Anthony, Katlynn, and Cody Joe Belmonte. Also surviving are siblings Bonnie Belmonte, Brenda (Frank) Gauss, Deanne Berthod, John (Brenda) Belmonte, Bob Belmonte, Lorra (Rusty) Sykes, and Jeffery Belmonte. Joe is also survived by special aunt, "Bet" Bettie Smith Miller and cousin Liz Miller-Davidson of Savona, several nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. Joe was a graduate of EFA and served in Vietnam. Memorial services to be announced at a later time.  Star Gazette – November 25, 2011


BIANCULLI James Anthony

Chattanooga, TN: James Anthony Bianculli, age 74, of Chattanooga, TN, died on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at his residence. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. A native of Elmira, NY and the son of the late Anthony and Eleanor Bianculli; he attended LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY and graduated from Elmira College in Elmira, NY. A longtime accountant, he was employed with Chattanooga Glass, Burner Systems, and he retired from American Manufacturing (Array). He was an active member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Coordinator for the Traveling Chalice. He was also an active member of the Elks Lodge 91 Chattanooga, TN and he had a passion for golf. Preceded in death by sister, Helen Hammond. Survived by devoted wife of 54 years, Marilyn Bianculli of Chattanooga, TN; three sons and three daughters, Mark Bianculli (Jane) of Ooltewah, TN, Lori Fox (Zane) of Chattanooga, TN, Michael Bianculli of Chattanooga, TN, Scott Bianculli of Atlanta, GA, Lisa Mench (Michael) of Apison, TN and Karen Krupp (Brian) of Savannah, GA; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with Father Gilbert Diaz and Father Mike Nolan officiating. Entombment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson, TN. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416 or to St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, East Brainerd Chapel.   Star Gazette -November 22, 2011     


BUTTERS James Stephen Butters Jr.,

29, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Stephen was born on March 13, 1982, at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, Calif. to James Stephen Butters and Jacqueline Jean Butters. Stephen lived in San Diego and Mare Island, Calif. before moving to Jacksonville, Fla. in Oct. 1988.  Stephen graduated from Sandalwood High School in 2000. He attended Flagler College and graduated from the University of North Florida in 2005. He was a member of Troop 208 where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow and then went on to become and Asst. Scoutmaster. Some of his favorite things included supporting Huntington's Disease, decorating for all holidays, cooking and photography. His passion was working for Channel 4, News4Jax morning show and being a member of the Young Republicans. Among his many accomplishments and volunteering, in 2002 Stephen received the Presidential Award from President Bush and recently he has been publicly honored by Newt Gingrich, Governor Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio.  Surviving are his parents; his grandparents, Donald and Suzanne Butters of Williamsport; Richard and Georgia Parks of Lakeside, Ore.; sister, Tina Hellum (Oehler), Cody Hellum; Brother Robert Oehler and his favorite niece, Kelsey Hellum. Stephen is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Barbara (Craig) Hoover, Joni (Frank) Perchinski, Laurie (Kevin) Crane, Todd (Lesley) Butters and many cousins in Pa., Calif. and Ore.  Funeral services were held at Fort Caroline Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla. and the burial followed at Arlington Park Cemetery.  Memorial donations can be made to Stephen's favorite charity, Huntington's Disease, at VYSTAR Credit Union, acct. number 702304113 or directly on  Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 20, 2011


CORNISH Merna M. Brimmer

84, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Wednesday, November 23, 2011 in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born September 21, 1927, in Troupsburg, NY, she was the daughter of Charles E. and Ida Finnemore Cornish. On July 26, 1945, in Troupsburg, NY, she married Warren A. Brimmer, who predeceased her in 1990. Surviving are: five daughters, Margaret Huggins of Westfield, PA, Katherine (William) Van Dusen of Cowanesque, PA, Joan (Roy) Billings of Wellsville, NY, Betty (Leon) Payne of Harrison Valley, and Ann (Dewitt) Haskins of Whitehall, PA; two sons, John (Vicki) Brimmer and Michael (Leta) Brimmer, both of Harrison Valley, PA; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Chester Cornish of Harrison Valley and Edward Cornish of Wellsville, NY; two sisters, Elizabeth Painter of Wellsville, NY and Florence (Joseph) McCaslin of Westfield, PA; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Marion E. Courtright; a grandson, Scott A. Seeley; and a brother, Raymond Cornish. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, November 26, 2011 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. The Rev. David R. Brelo will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, Ulysses, PA 16948. Star Gazette – November 25, 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) Spart, 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 was 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.  Star Gazette – December 6, 2011 



Rocky Ford, GA: Rubin L. Everidge, Sr., age 75, of Rocky Ford, GA died at his home on Tuesday afternoon, November 15, 2011. He was born in Barnesville, GA, raised in Macon, GA and moved to Cortland, NY in 1957 upon being honorably discharged after three years in the United States Army. He was retired from Pall Trinity Corporation in Cortland, NY. Mr. Everidge was a very talented musician and had the great fortune to entertain with a great number of country music entertainers. He recorded music in Nashville, TN and also did recording for his own personal pleasure in the in-home studio. Mr. Everidge was inducted into the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame and the Atlanta (GA) Country Music Hall of Fame. He was a member of the American Legion Post #1134 in Dryden, NY and a member of the Moose Club Lodge #636 in Ithaca, NY. He attended the Rocky Ford Baptist Church and was named a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Patten of Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Ruby Everidge; three brother, Raymond Everidge, Alton Everidge, and Albert L. Everidge; and one sister, Ophelia Hebble, all of Macon, GA. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Sheffield Everidge of Rocky Ford, GA; five children, Rubin L. (Kim) Everidge, Jr. of Forsyth, GA, Becky Everidge Hunt of Forsyth, GA, Christopher Everidge of Ellaville, GA, David Everidge and James Everidge, both of Richford, NY; two step-sons, William (Rose) Sheffield of Ithaca, NY and John (Heidi) Sheffield of Oswego, NY. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Jeannie Everidge and Margaret Everidge, both of Macon, GA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, New York. Immediately following the service, a military service will be held at the Danby Rural Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the American Legion/VFW on Dryden Road, Dryden, NY after the cemetery service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Rocky Ford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 36, Rocky Ford, GA 30455 or to the American Legion Post 1134, Dryden Road, Dryden, NY 13053.  Star-Gazette - November 26, 2011    


GORSLINE Rex R. Gorsline Sr.

73, of Windham Twp., (LeRaysville Road) Rome, Pa. died on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at his home. Rex was born on Nov. 13, 1938 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Rex R. and Dorothy (Spaulding) Gorsline. Rex attended Athens High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He proudly served his country from 1956 to 1959. Upon an honorable discharge from the Army, Rex was employed by Horn & Taylors in Sayre and later the Lehigh Valley Railroad. On July 1, 1961 he married Harriett A. Frantz and together they celebrated 50 years of marriage. Rex was an employee of AJAX Foundry and retired following 35 years of service. A talented craftsman, Rex enjoyed hand carving wooden items, enjoyed hunting and gunsmithing. He enjoyed being outdoors, spending time on the farm and being surrounded by his family.  Rex is survived by his wife, Harriett Frantz Gorsline; his children, Rex Gorsline Jr., Karen (Jeremy) O'Hara, Lori Gorsline and Wendy (Larry) LaDue; his sisters, Almeda (Ed) Wilmarth, Dolores Wheaton and Louise (Michael) Polzella; grandchildren Camille, Nate and Brandan LaDue; his sisters-in-law, Ellen Selle and Ruth Frantz; brother-in-law: Karl Rude; a special friend who was like a daughter to him, Emily Brown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Rex was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Gerald Gorsline, a grandson, Christopher Michael Gorsline, and a brother-in-law, Walter Wheaton. A time of sharing and gathering for family and friends will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols. During our time of sharing, we ask that you dress casual in jeans and your everyday clothes.   A special thank you for the angels that came to our aid on Sunday, Sue Roediger, Truman and Laura Kittle, the kindness you had shown towards our family will always be remembered.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 336, Nichols, NY 13812; Tioga County Open Door Mission Inc., 425 North Ave., Owego, NY 13812 or the Dr. Arthur King Scholarship Fund, 407 South Main St., Athens, PA 18810 in loving memory of Rex R. Gorsline Sr.   Towanda Daily Review - November 24, 2011   


GRACE Beverly Kenrick

81, of Sayre, widow of Robert Kenrick, died on Saturday evening, December 3, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.  Born January 20, 1930, in Binghamton, N.Y., Beverly was the daughter of Omer and Margureite Grace and graduated from Waverly High School. Bev is survived by her five daughters: Linda (Pokie) May, Towanda, Kathy Lynch (Chris), Queen Creek, Ariz., Pat Soper (Rex), Athens, Ann Latham (Bill), Phoenix, Ariz., and Teresa Felt (Darren), Latrobe, Pa.; 10 grandchildren, Nicole Kinney (Michael), Samantha Winters (Seth), Kyle Lynch (Tasha) Ryan Lynch, John Soper, Billy, Allyson, Joey Latham, Andrea Murrelle (Rob) and Amber Culley (Matthew); eight great-grandchildren, Travis, Aaron, Courtney, Kale, Khloe, Justin ,Samantha and Morgan and an expected baby in June; her sister, Mary Jane Geiger (Steve), her brother, Don Grace (Nancy), two sisters-in-law, Mary Bishop, Fran Kenrick along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Bev was preceded in death by her sonin law, Bud May, sister-in-law, Nancy Grace and brothers-in-law, Tom Kenrick and George Bishop.  Bev was a member of the Epiphany Parish and celebrated 50 memorable years of marriage with Bob. Bev and Bob enjoyed traveling in their RV extensively throughout 50 states. Bev enjoyed spending the winter months with Bob in Okeechobee, Fla., and the summer months at Watkins Glen, N.Y. She loved boating, fishing and sharing a beer or two with fellow campers. Bev enjoyed watching the Bills, Yankees and Notre Dame. With her love for bingo, she always found a game to play. However, her greatest love was being with her family and friends.  The family invites friends to gather from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, Pa., on Thursday, December 8, 2011. A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, Friday, December 9, 2011, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany Parish, Sayre, Pa. Interment will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens .  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bev’s memory to the Sayre Health Care Services, Activity Fund, 1001 North Elmer Ave, Sayre, PA 18840 or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at (MJFF).   Sayre Morning Times – December 6, 2011


HADBERG Flemming

A resident of the Southside of Elmira passed Saturday evening, November 19, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital following declining health at the age of 67. Born on September 14, 1944 in Denmark, Flemming was the son of the late, Carl & Inger Petersen Hadberg. He served in the Denmark Navy before coming to America. A professionally trained chef, Flemming was employed by several country clubs. Due to a massive stroke in 1989, his last employer was the Panther Valley Country Club in Allamuchy, NJ. He married Margaret Rose Jennings in 1967 in NYC before coming to Elmira in 1984. He attended Bethany Lutheran Church and enjoyed flying as a trained pilot. Flemming enjoyed trips to Florida. Surviving is his loving wife, Margaret Rose Hadberg, Elmira; son, Neil William Hadberg, Williamsburg, VA; grandson, Hunter Hadberg; brother, Erik Hadberg, Denmark; niece, Emma; nephew, Christopher; cousin, Birgit with sons, Erik and Christian; and cherished family friends. A memorial service will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut St., Elmira on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 2 p.m.   Star-Gazette - November 26, 2011 


HARE Joseph E. Hare

age 88 of Roslyn and formerly of Athens, Pa., died on Nov. 19, 2011.  He was the husband of the late Mary D. Hare (nee Leinheiser); and father of Mike (Penny) Hare, Geri Hare, Kathy Gray (Michael) and Denis Hare; grandfather of Shannon, Collene, Bryan, Sabrina, Jason, Jonathon and Nathan. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren; and one brother Paul Hare.  A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Queen of Peace Church, 820 North Hills Ave. (at Fitzwatertown Road), Ardsley, PA 19038.  Relatives and friends are invited to the church after 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Bradford County Heritage Association, 231 Gate 2 Lane, Troy, PA 16947, would be appreciated.  Towanda Daily Review - November 20, 2011 


HART Charlene V. Frank

76, of 1251 Memorial Ave., died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  Charlene was a Registered Nurse that had worked in multiple medical facilities. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a former elder and sexton and enjoyed singing in the choir. She loved decorating, gardening, concerts, animals and was a wonderful mother. Born April 29, 1935, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Valentine C. "Wally" and Ora E. Snyder Hart. Surviving are her husband of 13 years, Alfred L.; daughters, Michele A. (Earnest) Wright of Muncy, Melanie J. (Daniel) King of Montoursville and Melissa J. (Mark) Kurtz of Williamsport; sons, Michael B. Hanford of Williamsport and Murray J. (Jamie) Hanford of Hughesville; stepdaughters, Laura A. Werner of Sandusky, Ohio, Ramona J. Frank of Tyrone and Rebecca L. (Roger) Boonie of Petersburg; a sister, Joyce I. (Howard) Green of Moreno Valley, Calif.; a brother, David C. (Tammy) Hart of Williamsport; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Charlene was predeceased by a sister, Lindalee Walsh.  Services will be at the Green Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, Rt. 15 and Rt. 54, Montgomery. The time and day will be announced in Monday's edition.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road or the Williamsport Branch of the Central PA Food Bank, 3301 Wahoo Drive, both of Williamsport, PA 17701.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 20, 2011   


HAWLEY Retired U.S. Army SFC Alonzo Charles Hawley

69, of Spring Lake, NC, died on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 in his residence. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  Mr. Hawley was a former resident of Spring Hill and graduated from Wyalusing Valley Junior/Senior High School.  He is survived by his wife, Samlee Hawley; daughters, Tami Laco and husband, Andrew of Las Vegas, NV, Hope Jordan and husband, David of Franklin, MA and Renee Babcock of Binghamton, NY; seven grandchildren; sisters, Jeanne Fiske and husband, Louis of Wyalusing, Joanne Ealey of Bristol, TN, Carolyn Pedersen and husband, Lyman of Buena Park, CA, Sandra Edsell and husband, Kenneth of Sayre, and Lynne Hawley of Towanda. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo and Erma Hawley.  Services were held on Sunday, Dec. 4 in the chapel at the funeral home, followed by burial at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Spring Lake, NC with military honors. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Services entrusted to Adcock Funeral Home and Crematory, Spring Lake, NC.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – December 8, 2011


HOPPE Rudolph "Rudy" Hoppe

Hector: 69, of Hector, NY, who lived an amazing and full life, went to join his family on Wednesday, November 23, 2011. Rudy's life will be celebrated and remembered on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, NY; burial at Holy Cross Cemetery on Tuesday at 10 a.m. He is survived by his son, Jesse Hoppe of Scranton, PA; daughter, Sarah (Luke) Farno, and grandson Jacob Rudolph of Tipton, IN; brother-in-law, Frank (Patti) of Los Angeles, CA; sister-in-law, Laura Hoppe of Waverly, NY. He was preceded in death by many family and friends including his wife and brother. He will be missed every day by his family, friends and garage but will continue on in our hearts and memories forever. Star-Gazette - November 26, 2011   


LEISER Genevieve L. Kinney

97, of Waverly died on November 30, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was born in Elmira NY on June 17, 1914, a daughter of the late John H. and Lettie L. (Ayers) Leiser. On September 11, 1938, she married James M. Kinney in the St. James Church, Waverly, NY. Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Kinney, on April 25, 1963; her mother and father; and her sister, Nellie Smith and Brother-in-law Theodore Smith. Genevieve is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, John Kinney of Waverly and James M. (Colleen) Kinney of Waverly; granddaughter Allison (John) Strife of Horseheads, NY; great granddaughters Alaina Strife and Julia Strife; nephews Kenneth (Dede) Smith, Alan Smith and grandnephew Jason (Shaina Marron) Smith and family; grandnieces Corey (Bill) Spain and family, and Morgan Smith; and many special friends. At Genevieve's request, a private graveside service was held at 1:00 pm on December 3rd at the St James Cemetery, Waverly, NY with the Reverend Dale Francis, interim pastor of the Waverly Presbyterian Church, officiating. A time of remembering followed the service. Memorial gifts for Genevieve Kinney can be sent to the Waverly Free Library, 1 Elizabeth St., Waverly, NY 14892.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  Star Gazette – December 8, 2011  


LESHER Robert Gerald Lesher

77, of Mosquito Valley, died Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Williamsport Home.  Born May 1, 1934, in Northumberland, he was the son of Gerald and Violet Probst Lesher.  He was a 1952 graduate of South Williamsport High School, a 1957 graduate of Lycoming College and received his master's degree in education from Bucknell University in 1960. Bob was a teacher and principal in the South Williamsport Area School District for 30 years. He also worked with youth musical groups in the district.  Bob was an avid outdoorsman with a special talent for hunting and turkey calling. He enjoyed his family vacations to Beaver Lake, Ontario, Canada for many years. He enjoyed photography, particularly Pa. native wildflowers. He appreciated all kinds of music, played several instruments and raised his voice in song.  Surviving are his wife Shirley G. (Field) Lesher, with whom he celebrated 58 years of marriage on Sept. 11; four children, Wenda Lockcuff of Cogan Station, Laurie (Kip) Lockcuff of Oviedo, Fla., Amy (Charles) Richardson of Winter Park, Fla., and Gregory Robert (Julia) Lesher of Allen, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Alissa, Katie, Stephanie, Garrett, Shannon, Kayla, Kara, Marlena, Ben, Zachary, Brett, and Kiley; two great-grandchildren, Kalyn and Kai; a sister, June Kirkendall of Williamsport and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with Pastor Kathleen Ehrsam of DuBoistown U.M.C. officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sanders. Burial will be in Muncy Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions in Bob's name may be made to the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy (NPC), P.O. Box 2083, Williamsport, PA 17701.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 20, 2011     


LITTLE Sarah J. Fry

81, of Williamsport, passed to rest Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at her home surrounded by family and friends.  Sarah was born Jan. 11, 1930, in Montoursville, the daughter of Charles M. and Ruth Burkholder Little.  A graduate of the Montoursville High School class of 1947, Sarah continued to take night courses at both Lycoming College and the Williamsport Technical Institute (now Penn College) for many years. She also took many company sponsored seminars and classes throughout her working career. Following high school, she worked three years as an insurance clerk for Dawson Insurance Agency, after which time she joined Sylvania (later GTE) for forty-two years working at both the Muncy and Montoursville locations.  Sarah held many positions of increased responsibility over her employment years and lastly was on the staff as Plant Financial Controller at the Montoursville location of GTE from 1975 through 1991 when she retired.  She was a member of the Williamsport Area Management Club and the GTE Quarter Century Club for many years. She was appointed "Woman of the Year" by the Williamsport Business Club. After retirement she joined Bible Study Fellowship and was part of the Leadership Team for fourteen years and continued to attend until 2011. Sarah was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Montoursville and held position on the council and volunteered as church treasurer from 1995 until 2011.  She is survived by sisters, Norma Jean Gortner (Floyd), Betty A. Hawley and sister-in-law, Phyllis Little, all of Montoursville. She is also survived by longtime friends, John Flannery and family of Montoursville and many nieces and nephews. Sarah was predeceased by her daughter, Rebecca S. Fry; infant sister, Mary Ellen Little and her brother, Charles Little.  The service of resurrection and remembrance will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Drive, Montoursville, Pa., 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, with her pastor, Rev. Larry L. Leland officiating. Burial will follow in the Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends will be received Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church or Susquehanna Regional Home Health Services and Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 20, 2011


LONGCOY - Mrs. Edith V. Bush, 76 of Sullivanville. Widow of Eugene Bush. Friday, Dec. 26, 1947. Survived by sons, Elmer & Claude E. Bush of Sullivanville; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two cousins. The body is in the Gustin Funeral Home, Horseheads, where services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. Rev. Leslie E. Simon. Van Duzen Cemetery. - Elmira Star-Gazette.   


LYON Shirley J. "Ma" Van Nostrand

76, of Liverpool, died at home in her sleep. Shirley was a native of Elmira and resided on Meadow River Drive since 1963. She was the daughter of the late Randolph and Ruth A. (Mizener) Lyon. Shirley was a 1953 graduate from SouthSide High in Elmira. She had worked for many years as a cashier for Tops Friendly Markets in Nottingham Plaza and was scheduled to retire next month. Prior to that, she retired after 10 years as a tape librarian from Carrier Corp and had worked as an Avon representative for many years. Shirley was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Robert E. Van Nostrand, in 2005. Surviving are her daughter: Mary Rose (Ken) Birch of Sacramento, CA; four sons: Robert E. Jr. (Judy) of Liverpool, Fred (Gloria) of Concord, CA, Curtis V., and James E. (Cynthia) of Martinez, CA; four siblings: Nancy Fitzwater of Elmira, Joan Ayers of Mt. Gilead, NC, Bill Lyon of Elmira, and Gary Lyon of Shiremanftown, PA; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale. Services are Friday, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Syracuse. Contributions in Shirley's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 6390 Fly Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 5005 Campuswood Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057.   Star Gazette – December 6, 2011  


MAHLER Franceen E. Hill

Surrounded by those she loves, Franceen E. (Mahler) Hill, 76, of Apalachin, died on December 1, 2011, following a valiant struggle with numerous health issues.  Funeral services and a time of remembering the special gift Franceen was to us will be held on Tuesday, December 6, at 11 a.m. at the Owego Church of the Nazarene, 3732 Waverly Rd., Owego with the Rev. William Carr, Dr. James Daniel, and Dr. Dennis King, officiating. Interment will follow in the Smithboro Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Tuesday, December 6 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Robert Packer Hospital Dialysis Unit or the Vascular Surgery Unit, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa 18840.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.   Sayre Morning Times – December 6, 2011


MAURER Emily Maurer Liddick

65, of Lititz, Pa., died Saturday, November 5, 2011 at her home. Born in Lebanon, PA, she was the daughter of the late Elmer “Blondie” Maurer and Joyce (Fox) Maurer. She was married to her beloved husband, Michael Liddick for 41 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by 3 brothers: William E. Maurer, husband of Carol, of Mahwah, NJ, Earl P. Maurer, husband of Douchka, of Palm Harbor, FL and Gernant E. Maurer, husband of Suzanne, of West Chester, PA. She is also survived by a niece, Lillian Maurer, and nephew, Eric Maurer.  Emily was raised in Sayre, Pa., and graduated from Sayre High School. She was an out-reaching and caring person who loved gardening and children, including her grand niece and nephew. A Memorial Service will be held at 3p.m. on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike in Lititz, Pa. Family and friends will be received from 2-3p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Emily’s memory to the Goodwill Fire Company No. 1, 299 W. Washington Avenue, Myerstown, PA 17067.  Sayre Morning Times – November 21, 2011


MENSCH Parvin J. “Chip” Mensch

71, of Van Etten, N.Y., died Sunday, December 4, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born September 12, 1940, in Bloomsburg, Pa., the son of the late Parvin V. and Lillian Stackhouse Mensch. Parvin was an avid collector of antique cars. He enjoyed western movies and music. He loved the outdoors and his beloved cat, Sassy. He is predeceased by his companion of many years Lora DePew, and infant brother Victor Thomas Mensch. Parvin is survived by his children Deborah and Marlin Walker of South Waverly, Pa., Denise Stone of Athens, Pa., Parvin and Valerie Mensch of Waverly, N.Y., Diane Mensch of Skowhegan, Maine, Timothy Mensch of Owego, N.Y., and Kimberly Brown, eight grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, and cousins. At the request of the family, services will be held at their convenience. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in Elan Cemetery, Bloomsburg, Pa. Donations may be made in Parvin’s memory to: Chemung County Area Agency on Aging, 425 Pennsylvania Ave., P.O. Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902.  Sayre Morning Times – December 8, 2011 


MILES Alan J. "Al"

Of Big Flats, NY, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at the age of 64. Alan was born February 20, 1947 in Corning, NY, a son of the late William and Elnora Kilbury Miles. Alan was a 1965 graduate of Horseheads, a 1969 graduate of St. Bonaventure University and honorably served his country in the US Army. Al recently retired from Kennedy Valve in Elmira as a purchasing agent, was a member of the American Legion Post #1612 in Big Flats, and a member of Chemung Rod and Gun Club. Al was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He was very supportive and involved in his children's athletic activities, most notably the Horseheads High School swim program. Al is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Paula Paiement Miles; children, Mark Miles, Michael (Amy) Miles, and Megan Miles; grandchildren, Ryan, Gabrielle, Andrew (AJ) and Alexis; brother, Paul (Theresa) Miles of Utica, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends will be received at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 on Friday, November 25, 2011, from 4-7 p.m. Al's Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2011, where military honors will be accorded. With Alan being an 11 year survivor of cancer, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made in his name to Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905.   Star Gazette -November 22, 2011  


NEUFER David Paul Neufer

56, of State College, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at his home. Nancy Lewald Neufer, his wife of 21 years, and his beloved dog, Zack, were by his side.  Born Sept. 17, 1955, in Williamsport, he was the son of L. Paul and Marna MacMahon Neufer.  In addition to his parents, he is also survived by two sisters, Holly Neufer Batchelor of Newton, Mass. and Lynne Neufer Dale, of Atlanta, Ga., their husbands George Batchelor and Charles Williams; sister-in-law, Karen Lewald Williams and her husband Hall Williams of Severna Park, Md.; his niece Summer Dale, and nephews, William Batchelor, Paul Batchelor, Jordan Dale, Cedar Williams and Mydland Williams.  Dave was a 1978 graduate of Lycoming College where he received a bachelor's degree in German. He was employed for thirty-one years by US Airways as the Customer Service Manager at University Park Airport until his retirement in June of 2010.  He acquired his love of travel early in life thanks to the influence of his father. His airline career afforded him the opportunity to travel all over the world, which brought many fascinating people into his life. He loved the outdoors, with snow skiing and sailing being among his favorite ways to spend a sunny day. Music was a big part of his life, and, for many years, he entertained those around him by playing his guitar or piano and singing. His clever wit brought laughter and joy to all those he touched. Another way he shared his creative energy was by cooking delicious meals for family and friends. His devotion to animals, including his faithful canine companion, Zoey, who preceded him in death, illustrated the depth of his love and loyalty to those he cared about.  In recent years, he faced the challenges of his ailing health with tremendous grace, never losing his sense of humor. His courage was palpable to his family and friends.  A gathering to celebrate Dave's life will be held at Tussey Mountain Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Centre County PAWS, a non-euthanasia, volunteer enabled organization dedicated to the Promotion of Animal Welfare and Safety. Contributions can be mailed to 1401 Trout Road, State College, PA 16801 or online at Alternatively, memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, an organization providing support and resources for persons learning to live with neuromuscular diseases.  Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 20, 2011   


NEWCOMB James C. Newcomb

75 of Elmira NY and Jensen Beach, FL died on Sunday, December 4th in Stuart, FL. Jim received a graduate degree from Canisius College and an undergraduate and graduate degree from Cornell University and was a retired guidance counselor for the Elmira City School District. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years Patricia Newcomb and son Rev. Fr. Matthew C. Newcomb. He was predeceased by his daughter Elizabeth Joan Newcomb. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation may do so to the James C. Newcomb Scholarship Fund at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, 54 Route 138 Somers, NewYork 10589. A funeral Mass will be offered at Christ the Redeemer Parish at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Friday December 9th at 2:00PM. Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach, FL.    Star Gazette – December 7, 2011 


O’CONNOR Mary Jane O'Connor

of Brockport, NY died on Monday, December 5, 2011 at the age of 91. She is survived by her nieces, Sharyl (Joe) Buckpitt, Sharyn (Wayne) Dillon; nephews, Michael (Sue) Burns, William Burns; cousins, Stephen (Leslie Hannasey) Hogan, Dennis (Pat) Hogan, Nora (Tony Weiner) Lucas, Mary Connor; several other nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Mary Jane taught for 30 years at the Brockport High School and was named Teacher of the Year in 1979. She was well known for her word carvings, traveling and especially for being a child advocate. Mary Jane will be missed by her family, many friends and former students. Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Fowler Funeral Home Inc., 340 West Ave., Brockport. Her funeral mass will be held Friday, 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity BVM, Brockport. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to any charity that benefits children.  Star Gazette – December 7, 2011


PALMER Jared McCabe Palmer

34 years of 117 Etruscan Lane E. died Monday, December 5, 2011 at his home.  He was born February 15, 1977 in Elmira, NY, the son of Jacquelin Standish. A lifetime resident of the area, attending Corning High School and a member of the Class of 1995 Watkins Glen High School. A graduate of Corning Community College, SUNY Brockport and SUNY Cortland.  Jared was a health & Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer, affiliated with CSCA and also a certified kettle bell instructor. He loved health, fitness and nutrition, loved teaching and was a recipient of the purple belt in Brazilian Ju Jitsu. He also fought MMA throughout the Country – holding many titles.  Surving, his mother, Jacquelin Standish, Corning, NY, maternal grandmother, Janet Standish of Horseheads, NY. Sisters; Amy Lynn Palmer of Corning, NY, Erin Maureen Palmer of Ocala, FL, Julia Marie Palmer of Corning, NY and Miranda Leigh Austin of New Paltz, NY. Nephews; Christopher Jared Disimile and Kyle James Horton and niece, Izabella Lissette Pena. Also, several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 4 to 7 pm with a funeral service to follow at 7:00 pm.   Corning Leader – December 8, 2011     


PALOMO Dr. Juan Manuel Palomo

born Oct. 2, 1975 to parents Jorge and Cristina Palomo in Bahia Blanca (Argentina), died suddenly and inexplicably on Saturday morning, Nov. 12, 2011 in the arms of his wife, Amy, in their New York City apartment.  Juan Manuel, known better to his friends as "Manny," came to Cleveland, Ohio after completing medical school in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2001. He worked for three years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute. There he published two papers, three abstracts and a presentation poster, and received the 2008 Innovator Award from Cleveland Clinic.He was excelling in a pre-residency in neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic at the time of his passing.  Manny believed in the power of good deeds, kindness and devotion. He also loved to laugh with others, and never took himself so seriously as to forget the beauty and fun in ordinary things. He loved to take care of everybody and every living thing with an unmatched vivacity, and applied himself so thoroughly and with notable innovation to whatever was the issue at hand, never taking tomorrow, or other people, for granted. It delighted him to be someone who people could count on, and those who crossed his path quickly sensed the earnest goodness about him. His coworkers at the clinic remarked that his patients were instinctually comforted by his gentle, radiating warmth. Most remarkably, Manuel and Amy shared a profound consciousness of each other's spirit, and noticeably effortless love.  Manny is survived by his wife, Amy Irvine Palomo, parents Jorge and Cristina Palomo of Brazil, brothers Antonio (wife Franciele) and Pablo Palomo of Brazil and Martin (wife Leena) Palomo of Cleveland, niece Veda Palomo. Also survived by Nellie and Stephen Irvine of Towanda, Wendy (husband Jason) Bellows of Granville Summit, and Brian (wife Stephanie) Irvine of Lake Ariel. Nieces and nephews Collin, Taran and Evelyn Bellows, Nathan and Allyson Irvine.  A private service was held on Monday, Nov. 21 at Assembly of God, presided by Reverend Tim Geiger, who also officiated Manny and Amy's wedding on Aug. 7 of this year.  Friends and family are being received at the Irvine residence, Towanda. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Manny's name.    Towanda Daily Review - November 22, 2011  


PEDRO Susan M. Adams

49, of Mildred, Pa., formerly of Greensburg, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011.  She was born Sept. 18, 1962, in Towanda, a daughter of Jerome Pedro and his wife, Rebecca of Mildred, and Mary Diehl of Wysox. She formerly had been employed by the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. She was a member of St. Paul Parish, Greensburg, and was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in chemistry and an MBA. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son John Thomas Adams; two daughters Alexis Adams and Chloe Adams; and her former husband, John Adams, all of Greensburg; two brothers Jerome Pedro Jr., of Idaho and Gilbert Pedro and his wife, Marcia, of Mildred; three sisters Kathleen Keeney of Wysox, Domani Pedro of Salt Lake City, Utah and Nikki Proulx and her husband, Roland, of Mildred; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home Inc., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg. Prayers will be held at noon on Monday at the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul Parish, Greensburg, with the Rev. Thomas A. Federline as celebrant. Interment will follow in Harrold's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Towanda Daily Review - November 20, 2011


PIASECKI Helen Irene Piasecki Bly

Helen Irene Piasecki Bly passed very peacefully from this life on the wings of a Butterfly into the hands of the Lord to rejoin her husband Lee, her beloved parents, her sisters, and brothers on November 22, 2011. We are sure the first thing they did was a Polka to welcome her home with a toot of the horn from dad. Helen was born in Mildred, PA, February 28, 1925 a daughter of the late Teresa Dyndur and Leo Piasecki. She graduated from Cherry Township High School, a member of the class of 1943. She went to Elmira during the war where she worked for Thatcher Glass and the Eclipse Company. She married the Love of her life Lee Bly on June 21, 1947 a loving union lasting 58 years until his passing in 2006. Helen will be remembered as a devoted, loving, generous, and caring daughter, wife, and sister. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and mentor to her children. She truly enjoyed spending time with them, always interested in their lives, always a smile. She shared their accomplishments with such great pride and was always there when they needed her. She made time to talk with them, even the youngest ones. How can we ever forget Polka music every Sunday morning, pink stuff, brown rice, and her potato salad. Helen was an accomplished Polka dancer. She and Lee shared a special love for the Polka. They traveled all over the Northeast to various Polka dances. They enjoyed and taught Polka dancing for many years in the Horseheads and Heights area. One of her treasured memories was the trip she made to Poland with Lee. She was so happy to return to her parent's homeland. She was also proud to visit Ellis Island and walk where her parents first walked when they entered this Country. It was so important for her to pass on her Polish heritage to her family. She did so lovingly and with great pride. Helen is survived by her four devoted children: James (Mary Lou) Bly, Robert (Mary Anne) Bly, Mitzi (Philip) Barrett, and Lorraine Bly. She leaves her 8 cherished grandchildren: Michael, Joseph, and James Bly, Kelly Harrison, Timothy Bly, Christopher, Alicia and Tawnie Smith and 2 step grandchildren: Joshua and Lucas Allen. Helen also leaves 9 adored great grandchildren. Her family was her legacy of Love. One brother survives Helen: Stanley (Rose) Piasecki, and one sister-in-law who was more like a sister to Helen, Joyce Piasecki. She also leaves many nieces and nephews who were very dear to her heart and her dear friend Beverly Michalko. Helen was predeceased by her beloved Lee, her parents, her siblings: Stephen Piasecki, Cecelia Edmunds, Mary Rush and John Piasecki. She was a member of St. Mary Our Mother Church, the White Eagle Black Madonna Choir, and the Soaring Polka Association. A Transferal Service will be held on Saturday November 26, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 A.M. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, PA. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00AM at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Helen's memory to St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads or your local Humane Society.   Star Gazette - November 24, 2011   


PUTMAN Carol Ann Putman Cadiux

born Sept. 2, 1968, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.  She is survived by son, Eric Cadiux; daughter, Kesia Cadiux; two grandchildren; mother, Carolon Hackett Wade of Orlando, Fla.; father, Ernie Putman of New York. Carol Ann was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernie Scot Putman and Jeffery Putman.  Services will be held in Orlando, Fla.   Wellsboro Gazette – December 6, 2011


RICHARDS Susannah Alden Richards Van Valkenburg

DIED Richards - December 19th 1878 , at her residence on Franklin street, Susanna Alden, wife of Solon Richards, of this city, in the 78th year of her age. Mrs. Richards was born in Plainfield, Mass., February 11th, 1800, and for many years attended the same church with the Bryants and Snell of Cummington. Hence it was extremely interesting to hear her talk of these families, relating, as often did, many anecdote concerning them. It was during her last illness that William Cullen Bryant died, and though too ill to talk but little at a time, she told me with much feeling of the intimate friendship and brotherly sympathy that used to exist between her father and Dr. Bryant. Her father and paternal grandfather served, the elder as an officer and the younger as his attendant in the Revolutionary War. The father was shot in battle and fell, dead, from his horse. The son survived the war and subsequently married a Miss Alden, a descendant of the John Alden whom Longfellow has immortalized in his "Courtship of Miles Standish.'  The traditional, story, was held as one of especial interest to Mrs. R. and her family long before the poet tossed if from his glowing pen to nan appreciative public. ..... more about her overall life....only says leaves her husband of over 50 years, children and grandchildren. No other names or places.  Oshkosh Wis. Dec 24, 1878  Oshkosh Daily Northwestern – Oshkosh, Wisconsin   Dec 26 1878.  Submitted by Darla Stimbert  They were early Pioneers of Tioga County, PA. 


RICHARDS Susannah Alden Richards Van Valkenburg

The Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) – May 19, 1930

War Nurse in Days of '65 Passes Away - Mrs. Susannah Alden Richards Van Valkenburg, Resident of Oshkosh for Many Years, Dies at Hospital of Grand Army Home for Veterans.  Mrs. Susannah Alden Richards Van Valkenburg, one of the last of the veteran nurses of the American civil war and a former resident of Oshkosh, passes away Saturday evening at 6:10 o’clock at the hospital of the Grand army Home for Veterans, near Waupaca. Mrs. Van Valkenburg, whose home for many years had been at 94 Franklin avenue, Oshkosh, went to the army home last November. She had been ill at intervals since. Death was due to general debility.  Mrs. Van Valkenburg had reached the advanced age of 92 years. She was born near Mainesburg, Tioga county, Pa., Feb 1, 1839. her parents were Solon and Susannah Alden Richards. The latter was the daughter of Jacob Allen, III, who was a son of a revolutionary patriot, Jacob Allen II. Jacob Allen III, was married in 1784 to Susannah Alden, descendent of John Alden, who was immortalized in Longfellow's "Courtship of Miles Standish."  Was Rural Teacher – At the age of 18 years, she came with her parents to Wisconsin, where she resided with her parents on a farm near Springfield. She taught at the rural schools of Marquette county but was married at Springfield in the fall of 1860 to Henry Van Valkenburg.  Her husband enlisted in the union forces during the civil war and Mrs. Van Valkenburg accompanied him to offer her services to the government as a nurse. After the war, she and Mr. Van Valkenburg resided on a farm near Westfield, but came to Oshkosh in 1871, where she lived until last November. Mr. Van Valkenburg died in January, 1901. Although the deceased had never taken a lesson in lace making, she was considered an expert at the art. She never, however, did the work for a pecuniary gain. After the world war, when the queen of Belgium was attempting to aid lace makers of that nation to improve the caliber of their work, Mrs.  Van Valkeburg sent several lace pieces to her as models. During a serious illness of the wife of President Harding, she also presented her with some of her work. To Opera Star - The only other person ever to be generously remembered by Mrs. Van Valkenburg was Mrs. May Peterson Thompson, operatic singer and a former resident of Oshkosh. Mrs. Van Valkenburg was acquainted with her from girlhood. Mrs. Van Valkenburg always was interested in welfare work and assisting young people. She was a member of teh Daughters of the American Revolution organization, and was adopted as a mother of the Clara Barton tent of the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.  She had held important office in the Woman's Relief corps, and had been honored by various patriotic organizations of both men and women. She was affiliated with the Methodist religion. Her survivors are a number of nephews, some of whom reside in th west. Others are L. E. Pond, of Minonk, Ill., Andrew Main, of Appleton, Archie Richards, of Marquette, Mich., A distant relative, Bert Greenfield, resides here. The remains of the deceased have been brought from the Grand Army Home for Veterans to the Fiss? and Bills funeral home here at 60 Church St. Funeral services will be held there Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, with burial at  Riverside cemetery.  My note - Nephew Archie Richards is Archie Greenfield, son of Caleb Greenfield and Hannah M Richards. He went by the name Richards after Caleb and her divorced. Bert Greenfield is a grandson of Caleb but was related through his wife, Emily S. Richards.   Submitted by Darla Stimbert        


ROTHERMEL Dr. Joseph Jackson Rothermel

PhD died December 3, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. He was born November 4, 1918 to Joseph Alfred and Sara (Balthaser) Rothermel in Reading, PA. He spent his early years living in Lancaster, PA on the campus of Franklin and Marshall Academy, a boy's preparatory school associated with F & M College, where his father taught. After his father's death in 1929, he and his mother and two sisters moved back to Reading, PA where he graduated from Muhlenberg High School in 1936. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1940 with a degree in chemistry. Both in high school and college he excelled not only in academics but also in running on the track team. He said that he “loved to run”. In 1940 he set a school record for the 2 mile of 9 minutes 41 seconds which stood for 30 years until broken in 1970. After graduating from college he started work at the University of Pittsburgh towards a PhD in chemistry. There he met his wife, Daphne Land, who was also a graduate student in chemistry. After a romance of about 6 months they were married on December 18, 1943 at the First Baptist Church in Pittsburgh and had a marriage that lasted for 51 years until Daphne's death on March 14, 1995. Joe and Daphne's studies were interrupted in 1944 when they went to Rochester, NY to work on the Manhattan Project at the University of Rochester. Daphne was a biochemistry major so she was particularly in demand and since Joe had had one course in biochemistry it was thought that maybe he could help too. He was involved there with caring for the dogs on which experiments were being run to assess the effects of radiation exposure. Two years later they returned to Pittsburgh to finish their studies. In 1948 he received his PhD in chemistry. The topic of his dissertation was x-ray absorbing phosphate glass. That same year he went to work for Corning Glass Works as a glass technologist. He held several positions at Corning, traveling as far as Brazil and India to assist Corning plants in those countries solve problems. He ended his career at Corning working on Corning's smokestack emissions and pollution control. He retired in 1983.  After retiring he and Daphne enjoyed traveling and volunteering their time for numerous organizations. He was a long time member of the Corning First Baptist Church. He volunteered for Corning Meals on Wheels, Friends of the Corning Public Library (later Southeast Steuben County Library), Rockwell Museum of Western Art, and the International Club of the Finger Lakes. He was a member of the Corning Area Community Concert Band, American Chemical Society-Corning Section (which awarded him the Eugene C. Sullivan award in 1972 for “outstanding service to the section as an officer and committee chairman”) and the Corning Rotary Club. He also was a great supporter of the arts, including Corning Museum of Glass, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival, 171 Cedar Street and Corning-Painted Post Civic Music. He and Daphne welcomed into their home numerous international exchange students who were attending college in this country through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Joe was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa for excellence in liberals arts and sciences, Sigma Xi for excellence in scientific investigation and Sigma Pi Sigma for outstanding scholarship in physicis.  After Daphne's death Joe married a longtime friend, Helen Martin, in 1996. They shared 3 happy and full years together until her death in 1999.  Joe is survived by his 5 “girls”: Pamela and Mark Cowan of Big Pond, PA, Carol and Henry Mann of Stonnington, CT, Diana and Richard Kemp of Virginia Beach, VA, Beverly and Blaise Ferrandino of Bedford, TX and Faith Rothermel of Belton, TX; 9 grandchildren: Joseph and Rebecca Cowan, Faith (Shawn) Sonnema, Jason and Melody Pere, Thomas Mann, and Josephine, Nicholas and John Ferrandino; 2 great grandchildren: Gienah and Noam Sonnema. He is survived by a niece, Deborah McGuinness (James Benedict) of Latham, NY and a few cousins. Helen Martin's children also survive him: Peter Martin and Patricia Eakins, New York, NY, Sarah Martin and Dale Reiter, Windsor, NY and Libby and Quentin Llop, Caledonia, NY. In addition to his wives he is also predeceased by his sisters, Eleanor Louise McGuinness and Helen Jane Rothermel.  In keeping with the value Joe placed on education and science he has donated his body to the Anatomical Lab at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the First Baptist Church, 110 E. First St, Corning, NY at noon on Saturday, January 7, 2012 with Rev. Dr. Richard Kirk officiating. Calling hours starting at 10 am will be held at the church just prior to the service. Arrangements have been Entrusted to the Haughey Funeral Home 216 East First St., Corning, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph's memory may be made to the Corning First Baptist Church, 110 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830, Corning Meals on Wheels, 144 Cedar St., Corning, NY 14830, Corning Area Community Concert Band, PO Box 943, Corning, NY 14830, Bradford County Manor Resident Activity Fund, 15900 Route 6, Troy, PA 16947 or one of the above named organizations.   Corning Leader – December 7, 2011  


RUSSELL Arthur Lawrence

Denver, NC: Arthur Russell died unexpectedly November 13, 2011 in Hickory, NC following a brief illness. Born in Montour Falls, NY and a resident of Denver, NC since 1986; Arthur was a retired Class A CNC machinist, an avid sportsman, and a lifelong voracious reader.   A class of '61 Watkins Glen Central High graduate; Arthur served as a Peace Corp Volunteer in Venezuela before going on to complete his education at Warren Wilson and Berea Colleges graduating in '66. Arthur was a member of the Moreland Presbyterian Church.  Predeceased by his father, Irving Russell, and his first wife, Brenta Lewis Russell, Arthur is survived by his mother, Wilma Shriner Russell; his brother, Harold Russell and family; his wife of 37 years, Denice Seeley Russell; children, Geoffrey Russell, Shannon Russell Trickle and Sean Russell, and 6 grandchildren, Michael and River Russell; Courtney and Carlee Trickle; and Andy Russell and Ashley Russell.  Throughout his life Arthur shared his love of the outdoors and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He was known in his neighborhood for his colorful observances of July 4th and Christmas. He will always be remembered for his devotion to his family and his persistent sense of humor and cheerful smile. The family plans to honor Arthur's wishes for a private family service.   Star Gazette – November 20, 2011  


SAVAGE Edward J. Savage Jr.

age 75, of Hillsgrove, Pa., died on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at Saint Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, Pa.  Ed was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 2, 1936, a son of the late Edward Joseph Sr. and Mildred Smith Savage. He graduated from Camden Catholic High School, a member of the class of 1954. He served in the US Air Force from 1956 to 1958. He married the former Phyllis Miraglia of Haddon Heights on April 26, 1958. They resided in Deptford, NJ and retired first to Muncy Valley, Pa., in 1977 and later to Hillsgrove, Pa., in 2002. Phyllis predeceased Ed on Feb. 18, 2011.  Ed was an active member of St. Basil's Church and a eucharistic minister and a long standing member of St. John Neumann Council 12406, Knight of Columbus, Dushore, Pa.  Ed enjoyed hunting, golfing, fishing, outdoor activities, being with his family and friends, meeting new people, and sharing his many experiences with all.  Surviving are two sons Edward (Jenn) Savage III, of Turnersville, N.J.; Joseph (Diane) Savage, of Woodbury, N.J.; two daughters Maryanne Savage of Muncy Valley, Pa., Debi (Bill) Martiner of Churchville, Pa.; brothers Roland Savage of Jonesboro, Tenn., David Savage of Barrington, N.J., Richard Savage of Hockley, Texas; a sister Rosanne (William) Tenerelli of Deptford, N.J.; brother-in-law Paul (Penny Sue) Miraglia of Carolina Shores, N.C.; sister-in-law Jo-Ann Johnston of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; four grandchildren Trevor, Trinna, Brandon, and Lucas; two great granddaughters Ava and Cameron; and several nieces and nephews.  A Transferal Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at 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. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at the funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be directed to The Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 583, Dushore, PA 18614    Towanda Daily Review - November 28, 2011    



Age 73 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday November 23, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. Lou was born August 10, 1938 in Binghamton, NY the son of the late Lester and Elizabeth Barry Schmeiske. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving his country from 1958 through 1962 and continued serving in The U.S. Naval Reserves. Lou was a member and Past Commander of Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post #442 in Horseheads and Past District Vice Commander. He was also a member of the VFW and served on The Board of Trustees and was a member of The Vietnam Veterans of America. Lou was a member of Elmira Elks Lodge #62 and served as Exalted Ruler for two terms. Lou was a proud American and was an electrician having worked most recently at Fairport Terrace in Horseheads and Glen Valley in Watkins Glen. Lou was pre-deceased by his parents, his sister Mary Kennedy, and daughter-in-law Nickie (Mrs. David) Schmeiske. Lou is survived by his wife Candy Anderson Whispel Schmeiske; his children: William Schmeiske of Anderson, SC, Sommer & Mike Hammett of Anderson, SC, Thomas Rogers of Port St. John, Florida, David Schmeiske of Port St. John, Florida, Gretchen & Doug Moran of Merritt Island, Florida, Lawrence & Niki Heavlin of Elmira Heights, NY, Lori Heavlin of Horseheads, NY, April & Todd Seely of Osceola, PA, and Thomas Whispel of Elmira Heights, NY; 13 grandchildren; mother-in-law: Lorraine Anderson of Elmira Heights, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: James & Diana Anderson of Elmira, NY, Michael & Kathy Anderson of Horseheads, NY and Tina & Gary Kent of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Lou's Memorial Service on Tuesday November 29, 2011 at 11 AM at The Horseheads American Legion Post #442 71 Old Ithaca Road Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Kenneth Stone, past president, of the Vietnam Veterans of America, will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.   Star-Gazette - November 26, 2011   


SHAY Mary Ann Fountain79, died Thursday November 17, 2011 at her home. She was born on July 6, 1933 in Corning, NY the daughter of the late Nelson and Nellie Shay. She graduated in the class of 1952 from Northside Blodgett and graduated from CCC in 1976 with her Nursing Degree. She retired from the Steuben County Health Care Facility in 1996, and had also worked at the Bath VA Hospital and Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital. She married her late husband Donald Fountain in Minnesota on July 23, 1960. She loved to sell her crocheted doilies and crafts at the Farmers Market in Bath. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband Donald Fountain in 1998. She is survived by her two daughters, Bonnie (Mark) Warden of Painted Post, NY, and Crystal (David) Yehl of Elmira, NY. She is also survived by her favorite grandson, Aaron Rodbourn of Bath, NY. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday November 29, 2011 at 10:00am at the Bath VA Chapel. Burial will be at Bath National Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Mary Ann's name to the charity of one's choice . Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath, 107 W. Steuben St., Bath, NY.  Star Gazette – November 20, 2011    


SHULTZ Eileen M. Lockcuff

died on Nov. 18, 2011. She was born on March 13, 1921, a daughter of the late Freeman J. and Esther McEwen Shultz.  Her first husband, Harold G. VonNeeda Jr. died in 1968. Her second husband, Reynolds Y. (Jim) Lockcuff died in 1993. She was also preceded in death by a younger brother, Harvey J. Shultz, in 1983.  She is survived by her daughter, Patricia K. VonNeeda, of Loyalsock Township, who was her caregiver and with whom she lived for the past three years; a son, David L. VonNeeda of Cogan Station; two grandsons, Todd D. VonNeeda and Chad D. VonNeeda of Williamsport; a granddaughter, Eileen E. Ebner of Cogan Station and two great-granddaughters, Gineen and Lydia VonNeeda.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Allen and Redmond Funeral Home, Williamsport.  Services will be held at New Covenant United Church of Christ on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Reverend Clara Benson officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 20, 2011


SPEARS Dr. Linda Ellen Spears, Psy.D.

Linda Spears, age 65, died Saturday, November 12, 2011, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY after a long and brave battle with cancer. Linda was born December 20, 1945 to LeRoy B. Spears and Doris Brandes Spears of Olean, NY. She attended Olean High School, where she was the Husky Pup mascot her senior year. She received an undergraduate degree from Elmira College, a Master's degree from Mansfield University, and a Doctor of Psychology degree from Alfred University. She valued education greatly, and made her life's work helping children as a school psychologist at the Northeast Bradford County and Athens School Districts in Pennsylvania. Linda loved sailing Seneca Lake in her sailboat, Sonsie, and left many happy friends in her wake. She had a passion for creating beautiful gardens at her home in Horseheads, NY. She was an avid reader and a writer, who journaled regularly, wrote beautiful letters, and was at work on an historical novel. She was always learning and was interested in everything from astronomy to bluegrass to growing roses. She was proud of her Scottish heritage, spent hours researching the family geneology, and loved a good ceilidh. She is survived by her loving husband, Bob Kotch; sister, Carol Hellman and brother-in-law Karl; her brother, Alan Spears; her son, Christopher Westling and daughter-in-law Jennifer; her son, Andrew Westling and daughter-in-law Allison. She will be deeply missed by niece, Kristina; and nephews, Kurt, Alec, and Scot; and her five grandchildren, Aidan, Alex, James, Ava, and William, who remember her as "Nonnie". At Linda's request, there will not be a formal visitation or funeral, but instead, a celebration of her life will be held next Spring.  In lieu of flowers, all those wishing to remember Linda are urged to register as a stem cell or marrow donor at and donate blood regularly with their local American Red Cross. Please also consider a donation to the National Marrow Donor Program or the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Rochester, NY.   Star Gazette – November 20, 2011  


SWINEFORD Pauline G. Horton, 94, of 2328 Newberry St., Williamsport, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at the Williamsport Hospital.  She was born Feb. 8, 1917, in Chapman Township, a daughter of Thomas L. Corcoran and Mary G. Reigle Swineford.  Pauline was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church and had enjoyed swimming at the YMCA.  She was predeceased by two sisters, Catherine McLoughlin and Nancy Swineford.  Pauline is survived by two sons, James C. of Williamsport and Richard A. (Linda) of Westerville, Ohio; a grandson, James A. and two great-grandchildren, Derek and Zoe. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with Pastor Joel Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 2 p.m.  The family will provide the flowers.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 20, 2011    


TEMPLE Grace Pittenger Rose

97, formerly of Muncy, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at her home in Williamsport. Born Oct. 5, 1914, in Hughesville, she was a daughter, of the late Wilson and Alice Melinda (Fry) Temple. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 27 years, Charles Pittenger, who died Aug. 14, 1965, and her second husband of 33 years, Kenneth L. Rose, who died Jan. 18, 2000. Grace was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening. She had also enjoyed being involved with the South Williamsport Seniors Group in the past. Surviving are four sons, Foster (Shirley) Pittenger of Montoursville, Alvin (Alberta) Pittenger of Muncy, Leroy (Joyce) Pittenger of Williamsport and Donn (Barb) Pittenger of York; a stepson, Daniel (Gloria) Rose of Wilsyville, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many stepgrandchildren. In addition to her parents and husbands, Charles and Kenneth, Grace was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin and Wilbur Temple and several stepchildren. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. James R. Taylor, chaplain of SUN Home Hospice officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Any memorial contributions can be made to SUN Home Hospice, 61 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 21, 2011   


UTTER Charles E. Utter

Charles E. Utter, 85, of Columbia Cross Roads, Smithfield Twp., Pa. died and was reunited with his loving wife, on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Charles was born at home in Athens on March 1, 1926 a son of the late Elmer and Nellie (Carmon) Utter. He graduated from Athens High School and served in the U.S. Army.  On Dec. 1, 1961 Charles married his best friend Arlene Rachel Secrist. Arlene preceded Charles in death on Jan. 8, 2008. Charles was an entrepreneur at heart and owned many service stations and other business throughout the area. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who treasured the time spent with his family. Charles loved being around people and loved to just sit and visit offering a smile to whoever crossed his path.  Charles was preceded in death by brother, Lester Utter, and sisters, Arlene Campbell and Gladys Campbell.  Charles is survived by daughters Bernice Blauvelt Henry of Chemung and Charlene and husband Willis Edger of Columbia Cross Roads.; grandchildren Ryan Henry of Athens, Sheri (Francis) Green of Athens, Kelly Henry of Yorkville N.Y., Rebecca Marcoccia of Chemung, N.Y. and Willis Edger of Columbia Cross Roads; great grandchildren Aidan Johnson, Kyndra Green, Dalton Henry and Dustyn Henry; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.   Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Charles's life at 2 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 10, 2011 at the E. Smithfield Federated Church with Pastor Stanley Gill and Pastor David Titus officiating. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Those who wish may consider a memorial contribution to the East Smithfield Federated Church, PO Box 7, E. Smithfield, PA 18817 or Tom Jake Park, C/O Elaine Tomb, PO Box 44, East Smithfield, PA 18817 in loving memory of Charles Utter. Arrangements and caring service is being provided by the Cooley Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, 802 N. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – December 8, 2011   



Elmira: Age 88, died peacefully on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads. Judy was born in Ecuador on February 26, 1923, the daughter of Luis and Marianna (Zabaleta) Valverde. She was predeceased by an infant son, and son Mario Tapia in 2008. Judy is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Luis and Carol Tapia of Elmira, and Carlos and Marie Tapia of Fort Worth TX; daughter Suzanne Calabrese of Charlotte NC; grandchildren, Barrie Lynn (Emilio) Martinez, Melissa (Paul) Carr, Monica (Robert) Lolley, Louis (Denise) Calabrese and Judy Calabrese; and 13 great grandchildren. Judy and her family came to the United States from Ecuador in the mid 1960's. They settled in Queens NY and Judy moved to the Elmira area in the late 1990's. Judy always wanted to come to the United States; she appreciated life in America and really felt at home in her new country. Judy was a devout Catholic who attended daily mass when able. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Donations in Judy's memory may be directed to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira NY 14901.  Star Gazette – December 6, 2011  


WARNER Wilbur M.

Sayre, PA: Wilbur Monroe Warner, 88, died on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital. He has three children, Donna (Richard) Robinson, Kathleen Jordan, and Wilbur D. (Kathleen) Warner, 3 grandchildren, Christina Austin, Brian Warner, Matthew Warner, 2 great-grandchildren, Elia and Gianna Warner, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 25, 2011 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 East Second St., Corning, NY. Interment will be at St. Mary's Mausoleum on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 10:00 with full Military Honors.   Star Gazette – November 25, 2011 



Finger Lakes Times, February 9, 1980

Lee I. Warriner, 86, of 101 Center St., died late Friday in Taylor Brown Memorial Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Friends may call at the Genung Funeral Home, 46 W. Main St. from 2 to4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Private funeral services will be Monday at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Warriner was bom July 24,1893 in Delmar, Pa., and was a longtime resident of this area. He was a farmer in the Junius and Tyre area, and later was a crossing watchman for the New York Central Railroad, retiring in 1964. Survivors include his wife, Verna (Tippy) Warriner; four daughters, Mrs. Edith Quinlan of New Rochelle; Mrs. Douglas (Bertha) Crull of Seneca Falls; Mrs. Albert (Violet) Hauf and Mrs. Gordon (Onolee)Goodman, both of Waterloo.  



The Auburn NY Citizen, Dated January 13, 1989

Mrs. Violet R. Hauf, 68, of 18 Church St., Waterloo, N.Y., died late Thursday, Jan. 12,1989 in Auburn Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.  Mrs. Hauf was born May 24, 1921 in Wellsboro, P.A., daughter of Lee and Verna Townsend Warriner and was a life resident of Waterloo. She was a former employee with Greenwoods Foods and Evans Chemetics in Waterloo. She was a member of the Waterloo Wesleyan Church and the Waterloo Sportsmen Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Albert; one son, Albert L. of Waterloo, N.Y.; one daughter, Sue A. Foster, of Auburn; her mother, Mrs. Verna Warriner of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Quinlin of New Rochelle. N.Y.; Mrs. Bertha Crull of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; Mrs. Onalee Goodman of Waterloo, N.Y.; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, John I. Hauf. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Waterloo.  


WOLCOTT Judith Stasch

Saratoga Springs: Judith Wolcott Stasch, age 74, died on November 3, 2011 at Saratoga Care Nursing Home. She succumbed to chronic strokes after a long illness. Judy was born September 4, 1937 in Elmira, NY to J. Fred and Gladys Wolcott. She graduated from North Side High School in Corning, NY in 1955. Judy graduated SUNY Geneseo in 1959 with a degree in teaching, and taught school until she started her family with then husband Harold W. Stasch. She was a devoted mother to her two children. Later in life Judy pursued her Master's Degree in Teaching Reading at Elmira College. She worked with extraordinary compassion for many years as a recreational therapy aid at the Elmira Psychiatric Center. Judy was an enthusiastic member of Common Time Choral Group in Elmira, NY for several years. She doted on her grandchildren and loved children in general. Judy is survived by her son Michael Stasch of Bath, NY; her daughter Susan Stasch of Saratoga Springs, NY and grandchildren Amanda Adams, Bryan Stasch, Daniel Mattison and Emily Mattison. She is also survived by her sister Joyce Miller of Vestel, NY; her brother J. David Wolcott of Bath, NY and many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Saratoga Care Nursing Home for the care they have provided to Judy for the last several years. A memorial service will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church in Bath, NY on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Common Time Choir, or the National Alliance for Mental Illness. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518-584-5373). Star Gazette - November 24, 2011



? Claudia J. Ayers

Age 70 of Ithaca, NY died on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband, David Ayers of 31 years; her four children, Lena, Alfreda, Alfred and Alice; and other family members. A Memorial Service for Claudia will be held at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Ithaca, NY on April 14th, 2012. Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.   Star Gazette -November 22, 2011   


? E. Marjorie Houghtaling

95, widow of Oscar L. Houghtaling, died Saturday, November 12, at Kingston Nursing Center, Conway, SC. A longtime resident of Horseheads, she moved to Savannah, GA in 1998 then to Conway, SC in 2010. Marge was a faithful volunteer at Arnot Ogden Hospital for 27 years. She is survived by daughter Sondra H. Peck (David) of Savannah, GA and son John L. Houghtaling (Laura) of Buffalo, NY. Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren, Jennifer Peck Ennis (Dan), children- Katherine and Caroline; Cindy Peck Garris (Steve), child, Lauren; Catherine Houghtaling Kung (Chia) and Alex L. Houghtaling (Leah), child, Mary; plus several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 10:00 am at White Bluff Presbyterian Church, Savannah. GA. Interment at a later date in Cortland, NY. Remembrances: Kingston Nursing Center, 2379 Cypress Circle, Conway SC 29526 or White Bluff Presbyterian Church, 10710 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31406.   Star Gazette – November 27, 2011 


? Marian L. Scaptura

Watkins Glen: 95, of Watkins Glen, died peacefully on Monday, November 21, 2011. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30am at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Watkins Glen, on Saturday, November 26, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church prior to the mass from 9:00am-9:30am. A reception will held at the St. Mary's Center following funeral services. Marian was predeceased by her husband James F. Scaptura, and seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Lela Potter of Hector; three grandchildren, James (Linda) Potter, Richard (AnnMarie) Potter, and Mary Jo (Mike) Gates; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Seneca View "Family of Friends" Fund, c/o Schuyler Hospital Health Foundation, PO Box 828, Montour Falls, NY 14865; or the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 2386 CR 10, Alpine, NY 14805. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.   Star Gazette -November 22, 2011 


? Marjorie J. Worley

79, of Loganton, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, surrounded by those who loved her. She was born on May 19, 1932, in Sacramento, Calif. After graduating from BIOLA University, Los Angeles, Calif., she married Pastor Clyde L. Worley on June 2, 1956. Margie was a dedicated minister's wife her entire married life, first in Annisville, Pa., and later in this area. After moving to this area in 1981, she worked as a secretary at Pennsylvania College of Technology until her retirement in 1994. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to Clyde, her husband of 55 years, she leaves behind a son, Tim Worley and wife Tammy of Butler; three daughters, Karen Stauffer and husband, Bob of Freeburg, Cara Stone and husband Rob, of Loganton, Susan Adams and husband, Claude, of Greenville, S.C.; a foster daughter, Gloria Hurney and husband, Bill of McConnellsburg; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Margie came to know the Lord as her personal Savior as a teenager. She desired to glorify Him in the way she lived her life. Her strong faith in the Lord was evident to everyone who came in contact with her as she accepted and faced the cancer that ended her earthly life and ushered her into eternity in heaven.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. to be held at Mt. Pleasant Bible Church, 4561 Long Run Road, Loganton, Pa. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Margie may be sent to The Hope of Glory Bible Church, 508 Cemetery Road, Muncy, PA 17756, where her husband Clyde is pastoring. The gifts will be given to Calvin Sears, missionary to Mexico, in order to further the gospel of Jesus.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 20, 2011    

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