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AUBEL (Irene) Harriette Aubel Breon

age 88 formerly of Victory Highway in Painted Post, NY died December 10th at Absolut Care at Three Rivers in Painted Post.  Born in Canisteo, NY December 1, 1923, she was the daughter of Hollis and Rhoda Aubel.  Harriette married Leon Breon on July 15, 1956 in Epworth Methodist Church in Elmira.  Harriette graduated from Elmira Business School and was employed by Sears Roebuck in Elmira, until shortly after her marriage.  She remained loyal to the Sears company throughout her life.  She and Lee enjoyed visiting family and neighbors.  She and Lee enjoyed traveling to Bennington, Vermont and Pennsylvania Dutch Country.  They collected Grandma Moses items and often visited with her son Forrest Moses. Harriette was a full-time homemaker and primary caregiver of her sister Alice.  Harriette was predeceased by her husband on January 23, 2003, as well as her parents, sisters Esther MacDaniels and Alice Aubel.  She is survived by Esther's children: Bill Jr, David, Lois Merrill, Carol Berry, and Steven, all of the Rochester, NY area.  Other survivors include her husband's siblings: Truman (Mertie) Breon, Mary (Tony) Negri, Larry (Delores) Breon, Pat Breon, and many nieces and nephews.   Friends may call on Wednesday December 14th from 2 until 4 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning.. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Lonny Dewalt officiating.  Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning.  Memorial donations may be made in Harriette’s name, for Lou Gehrig's disease, to the ALS-Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104.   Corning Leader - December 14, 2011 


BIEN Peter P. Bien

age 79, of Laceyville, Pa., died on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at his home with his loving family at his side.  Peter was born in New York City, N.Y., on Oct. 27, 1932, son of the late Woijeck and Stella Mazur Bien. His family moved to Frenchtown, N.J. where they operated a farm when he was an infant. He graduated from Frenchtown High School in the class of 1951. Shortly after school he enlisted in the United States Army, where he was involved with the missile program, being stationed in Germany for a few years, then to Wayne, N.J. After getting out he joined the Army Reserves 78th Training Division, from which he retired as top sergeant. He met his wife to be, the former Kathleen Burns, in the choir at St John's Cathedral, in  Paterson, N.J. in 1962; they were married on June 22, 1963, and had just recently celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary. While in the Reserves he worked for Ortho Diagnostics as a boiler room operator, and taught evening classes at the Bridgewater VOTECH School in the evenings. He retired to Laceyville, Pa. in 1992.  Peter was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his springer spaniel travel companions Woody and Clancy. He was an avid bowler being a member in several bowling leagues.  Surviving are his spouse, Kathleen at home; a daughter, Paula Bien of Laceyville, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Lisa Bien Easton, Pa.; grandchildren: Rebecca Bien and Aaron Bien of Easton, Pa.; a brother, Steven and Margaret Bien of Brooksville, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by a daughter, Sharon Bien on May, 19, 2003, as well as three brothers, Walter, Stanley and John, and two sisters; Anna Boyd and Helen Webb.  A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Ln., Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, presiding. Friends may call at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home before the service.  The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.   Towanda Daily Review – December 16, 2011 


BILLINGS Betty A. (Billings) McCaffrey

82, of Arvada, Colo., formerly of Sayre, Pa., died Wednesday, November 16, 2011. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Billings of Sayre, Pa. She was preceeded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Jack. Betty graduated from Sayre High School, the class of 1947; she then served in the U.S. Navy, Waves and was stationed in Pennsacola, Fla.There she met and married her husband, Jack. Upon her retirement, she and Jack made a home in Armada, Colo. She is survived by her daughter, Pam (Grant) Otzenberger; her brothers, Richard (Reggie) of Arvada, Colo. and Ronald (Rita) Billings of Sayre, Pa.; her sister, Kay (Fay & Ross) Bradley of Kissimmee, Fla. and her two grandchildren, Sarah and Marty.   Sayre Morning Times – November 9, 2011 


BRAND Frank Brand

MD, 75, of Fayetteville, died at his home on Friday December 9th, surrounded by family and friends. Frank was born outside of Pittsburgh, PA and attended Allegheny College and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He completed an internship at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL. He married Raelene Shippee of Wilmington, VT in 1960 while in Chicago. He spent the majority of his professional career working in public service, first as a Public Health officer in the Department of Health and Human Services in Helena, MT. He started the Sullivan Trail Medical Group in Elmira, NY and practiced there for 14 years. He married Helle Rahe of Corning, NY in 1977. After moving to Syracuse in 1983, he served as Medical Director at Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center. As a member of the clinical faculty at Upstate Medical Center, he was a strong advocate for improving health care for the elderly. He continued his commitment to public service and care of the elderly as a physician with the Veterans Administration in Syracuse. He loved horse racing, golf, and travel and was a strong supporter of Syracuse athletics. He belonged to the Cazenovia Golf Club, Limestone Creek Hunt Club in Cazenovia, NY, and Rolling Rock Hunt Club in Ligonier, PA. As a dedicated father and grandfather, he spent much of his time with his family. His love of people and wonderful sense of humor allowed him to touch the lives of many in his time, and he will be dearly missed. Frank is survived by his sister, Mary Ellen Oswald of Olathe, KS and five children, Jennifer (Charles) Mills of Ligonier, PA, Matthew (Anne) of Elmira, NY, Malcolm of Ithaca, NY, Hilary (Frank) Usiatynski of Fayetteville, NY, and Nicholas of Chicago, IL. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Rena, Zachary, Noah, Terrance, Simon, Olivia, Neil, True, and Wren and two nephews, Douglas and Gregory. A memorial service will be held on Monday December 12th at 5pm at the Erwin First United Methodist Church on Euclid Ave. in Syracuse NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in the memory of Frank Brand to one’s favorite charity.   Star Gazette – December 11, 2011  


BROWN Lunora Gladys Brown

88, of Dean Street, Owego, died on Saturday, November 26, 2011 following a period of declining health. Lunora was born on February 27, 1923 in Owego, daughter of the late Raymond Dewey and Dora Emma (Babcock) Brown. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Owego. Known for her love of cooking, Lunora worked at Amy’s Dinner, Devil’s Elbow and Longo’s. She enjoyed making afghans, canning, crocheting and sewing.  Lunora is survived by her children, Elmer (Kathy) Apgar, William (Pat) Apgar and Mary (Donald) Mandaville; brother, Elmer Brown; step children, Robert (Mary) Apgar, Richard Mc- Connell, Betty (Roland) Bozman, and Lea Armstrong; half siblings, Edna Donavon, Shirley Brown, Susan Brown, Raymond Brown, Ella Mae Crawford; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, her church family and her cat Goldie also survive. She was predeceased by her mother, Dora Lurcock; father, Raymond Brown, sisters, Edith, Stella, and Alice; and brothers, Fred and William. Funeral services for Lunora will be held on Wednesday, November 30, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Montrose Turnpike, Owego. The family will receive their friends on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in the Nichols Cemetery.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one’s choice in loving memory of Lunora Gladys Brown. Caring assistance is being provided by The Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.   Sayre Morning Times – November 9, 2011   


CALLAHAN James H. (James Howard) Callahan

of Pultneyville, N.Y., died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. He is survived by wife, Linda; brothers, John of Texas, William of Williamson, N.Y.; nieces, Pam (Steve) Thomson, Peggy (Paul) Renne; nephew, William Jr.; and many friends.  Jim was a Vietnam veteran, an avid artist and creator of metal sculpture.  At his request there will be no calling hours. There will be a private funeral service. Those wishing may make a donation in his name to a charity of their choice.  Arrangements are being handled by the Young Funeral Home, Williamson, N.Y.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 16, 2011   


CAMPBELL Bentley Dean

Infant son of Kevin and Stephanie (Bannon) Campbell of Elmira, NY, Saturday, December 3, 2011. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers and sister Brandon, Kevin, Jr., Amanda, Julian and Miguel; many grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, December 12th from 1 to 2 pm. His funeral service will follow at 2 pm. 


CARLSON Olivia Anne (Carlson) Downey

55, Greentown, Ind., died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Kokomo, Ind.  Born Aug. 19, 1956, in Elkins, W.Va., she was the daughter of Neal Carlson and the late Barbara (Newman) Carlson, formerly of Westfield.  She received her master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and was very active in ministry; was a member of D.A.R.; and loved dogs, cats, and cooking.  She is survived by her husband, Dane A. Downey, Greentown, Ind.; one daughter, Annie (Tyler) Echelbarger, Greenwood, Ind.; her father, Neal Carlson, Stuart, Fla.; one brother, Charles Carlson, Harrisburg; one sister, Kathryn Sherman, Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.   Wellsboro Gazette - November 23, 2011  


CERVONI Michael P. Cervoni

59 years of 4648 State Route 414, Beaver Dams died Friday, December 9, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Born July 11, 1952 in Corning, NY, the son of Charles Cervoni Sr. and the late Philes Neally Cervoni. Michael attended West High School before entering the United States Marines. After an honorable discharge from the Marines, Michael returned to Corning where he worked for Corning, Inc., as a shipping / receiving clerk. He retired in 2010 with 34 years’ experience.  Michael married Rita Kennett on December 6, 1997 in Painted Post, NY.  Michael attended the Assembly of God Church in Horseheads, NY and also volunteered at Corning Hospital in his free time. He loved watching the Yankees and Redskins, and truly loved spending time with his family.  Surviving, his loving wife, Rita Cervoni, Beaver Dams, NY, his father, Charles Cervoni, Sr., Painted Post, NY, son, Michael (Amanda) Cervoni, Jr., Painted Post, NY, stepsons, Kevin (Sherry) Moison, Corning, NY, William (Stacey) Moison, Jr., Chesapeake, VA and stepdaughter, Jennifer (Ryan) Juarez, Gastonia, NC. Brothers, Charles Cervoni Jr., Savona, NY, William (Sue) Cervoni, Woodhull, NY, Gary (Debbie) Cervoni, Addison, NY, John Cervoni, Beaver Dams, NY, Alan Cervoni, Painted Post, NY, sisters, Carolyn Cervoni, Painted Post, NY, Marilyn (Pat) Frost, Painted Post, NY, Darlene Cervoni, Campbell, NY, Julie (Dan) Cevette, Carbondale, CO and Debbie Cervoni Baker, Painted Post, NY. Grandchildren, Alyssa and Christian Cervoni, Sydney and Garrett Moison, Jade, R.T. and Seth Juarez and Ashley Hofstetter. Also, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  In addition to his mother, Philes, Michael was predecaesed by his nephew, Joey Cervoni.  Friends are invited to call at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY on Friday, December 16, 2011 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with a funeral service to immediately follow at 1:00 pm. Committal prayers, full Military Rites and Interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.  The family asks that donations be made to Rita in Michael's name for a college fund set up for his grandchildren. Donations can be mailed to Rita Cervoni, 4648 State Route 414, Lot 66, Beaver Dams, NY 14812.   Corning Leader - December 14, 2011


CLARK Phyllis, C. Bailey

Age 75 of Mentor, OH for the past 2 years, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Hospice House in Cleveland, OH, surrounded by her family. She was born February 14, 1936 in Elmira, NY, daughter of Leslie and Mamie Clark. Phyllis was a homemaker and teacher. She graduated from Southside High School in Elmira, NY, Class of 1953 and Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics in 1957. She was a member and officer of Pi Beta Phi Sorority at Cornell and a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Elmira, NY where she married John R. Bailey on March 1, 1958. Phyllis dedicated her life to the education of her five children and ten grandchildren and privately tutored many students through courses and exams, helping them to reach their educational goals. Phyllis was passionate about American politics, history, current events and cooking. She could often be found with her NY Times, the latest political "thriller" and the newest cookbook, earmarked with a grocery list, next to her chair. Phyllis is survived by her children: Pamela B. (James) Sullivan of South Hampton, NH, Jeffrey C. (Dawn) Bailey DDS of Mentor, OH, Brenda B. (Philip) Scinto of Mentor, OH, Bonnisue C. (Timothy) Angulas of Mont Vernon, NH and Brett J. Bailey of Williamsburg, VA; grandchildren: Erin Sullivan and fiancé Todd Gonzales, Caitlin and Sean Sullivan, Ian and Jenna Bailey, Hanna and Sara Scinto, Madison, Grace and Jake Angulas. She is also survived by sister-in-law Beverly Pierce of Whitney Point, NY; brother-in-law, C. Richard Bailey of Columbia, SC; many nieces and nephews; and close friend Claudia Bailey of Myrtle Beach, SC. Preceding Phyllis in death is her husband of 50 years, John R. Bailey, and parents, Leslie and Mamie Clark. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 10-11 a.m. at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Contributions can be made to the John R. Bailey Memorial Fund, Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Ave., Elmira, NY 14903.   Star Gazette – December 11, 2011



A lifelong Caton community resident died December 16th, 2011 a day before his 68th birthday. Dean was the son of the late Richard and Gladys (Doebler) Congdon. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patsy (Stickler) Congdon of Pine City and son, Scott (Dorothy) Congdon of Pine City, NY. Also surviving him are his grandchildren, Sarah, Isaac, and Logan Congdon; two sisters, Phyllis (Kenneth) Hill of Pine City, Janet Robbins of Pine City and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dean is predeceased by his daughter, Denise Ann Congdon in 1989 and brother-in- law, John Robbins in 2005. He was a loving husband and father who liked to keep busy. Dean worked for the Local # 139 Electrical Union and most recently the Elmira City School District maintenance department. He loved woodworking, making toys, and furniture. He was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Monday, December 19th, 2011 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Funeral and committal services will follow the calling hours at 8:00PM. Lay Pastor John Knapp will officiate. Graveside services will be held at a time convenient with the family at the Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY.   Those wishing please make memorials in Dean E. Congdon's name to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care.   Star Gazette – December 17, 2011 


DAVIDSON Linda S. Davidson

Age 53 of Pine City, NY died on Friday, December 16th, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her father, John Davidson; sister, Cindy (Jamie) Leonard; very special niece, Emily Leonard. Lifelong member of Webb Mills United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY on Monday December 19, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with Funeral Service Tuesday at 11:00AM in Webb Mills United Methodist Church, 1632 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871. The Rev. Michael Breunig and Rev. Jennifer Wolf will officiate. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations to the Webb Mills Methodist Church, 1623 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City NY 14871or Jackson Center United Methodist Church, Jackson Center Rd., Millerton, Pennsylvania 16936. Star Gazette – December 17, 2011       (note: mother is buried in Webb Mills)


DEAN Ralph L. Dean

Burdett: 80, of Burdett, NY, died on December 9, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Tuesday (Dec. 13th) from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A Fireman's Memorial Service will be conducted at 7:30pm. The funeral service will be held at 10:00am at the funeral home on Wednesday; Rev. Richard Evans officiating; followed by burial at the Union Cemetery of Hector. Ralph was born in Reynoldsville on Nov. 24, 1931, the son of Earl and Lillian Dean. He worked 39 years at BorgWarner Automotive of Ithaca. Ralph also served for 56 years and was current President of the Burdett Volunteer Fire Dept. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sue Dean; children, Melissa (Kyle) Hubbel of Alto, MI; Brian (Amy) Dean of Fuquay Varina, NC; 6 grandchildren, Ashley, Bradley, Alissa, and Morgan Dean, and Sarah and Brooke Hubbel; 1 great-grandson, Noah Hill; brother, Joel (Kathleen) Dean; sisters, Eloise Velie, Beverly Davis, Dorothy (Robert) Royce, Patricia Mahoney, Lois (James) Drake, Betty (Vincent) Lake; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ruth, Margaret, and Lorrain Dean; Geta (Pierre) Biever, Bruce (Sandra) Gunning, Clair Gunning (Peggy States); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Lloyd, Donald, Wallace, John Dean; and sister, Phyllis Tuttle. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Burdett Fire Dept., P.O. Box 238 Burdett, NY 14818 or a charity of one's choice .  Star Gazette – December 11, 2011  


DeKAY Marjorie Mae Cummings

age 73, of Mansfield, PA died Thursday, December 8, 2011 at her home. Marjorie was born July 2, 1938 in Addison, NY, a daughter of Chester and Effie (VanSile) DeKay. She was the wife of the late William Cummings. Marjorie was a retired Residential Manager for Martha Lloyd. Marjorie was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church; a social member of the V.F.W.; enjoyed playing bingo and crocheting.   Marjorie is survived by a son, William Cleland of Swain, NY; two daughters and sons-in-law, Fawn and Larry Short of Cameron, NY, Cheryl and Doug DeWalt of Mainesburg, PA; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Phillip and Charlotte DeKay of Addison, NY, Joseph and Kathy DeKay of Cameron, NY; Scott and Bonnie DeKay of Cameron, NY; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Patricia Wilcox of Bath, NY, Judy and Howard Sprague of Midland, TX; her fianc, Ernie Holley of Mainesburg, PA; several step-children and step-grandchildren. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, William Cummings, a son, Kelvin Cleland in 1992, and a brother, James DeKay.   Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 16, 2011 from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 P.M. on Friday with Pastor Dave Dressler officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.   Wellsboro Gazette - December 9, 2011 


ETTERS Darla Jane (Etters) Oliver

age 54, of Campbell, NY, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. She was born on September 27, 1957 in Lock Haven, PA, the daughter of Ardell and Dorothy (Masden) Etters. She married David Oliver on August 2, 1975 in Blanchard, PA.  Darla was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. "Nanny" loved to cook, bake, camp, travel, bike, and spend time with her grandsons. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Savona, NY and she volunteered her time at Family Life Ministries and the American Red Cross. Darla was a member of the Thurston Fire Department. She drove school bus for the Campbell School District for many years. Darla and her husband lived for 1 1/2 years in Shanghai, China.   She is survived by her husband of 36 years, David Oliver; son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin and Sara Oliver of Glens Falls, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Chad DeForest of Milan, PA; mother, Dorothy Etters of Blanchard, PA.; brother, David Etters of Blanchard, PA; grandsons, Christopher and Andrew DeForest; and nieces and nephews. Darla was predeceased by her father, Ardell Etters.  Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning, on Friday, December 16, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Darla's funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am at the Church of the Good Shepherd, located at the corner of Church and McCoy Streets, Savona, NY.   Those wishing may make donations to the Caron Scholarship Fund, PO Box 150, Wernersville, PA 19565.   Funeral home obituary - December 16, 2011 


FAGNER Harold F. Fagner

84 of Brick died Thursday December 8, 2011 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick.   He was born in Newark, NY and lived in Waverly, NY before moving to Brick in 1973. Mr. Fagner was a truck driver for Ames Department Store , Secaucus, NJ for many years. He also served in the United States Marine Corps.  Mr. Fagner was predeceased by his wife Fra Fagner ; his son Harold “Ricky” Fagner, Jr. and brother Herman.  Surviving are two sons Eric J. and his wife Judy, Athens, PA and David of Reading, PA; two daughters Sandy Connelly and her husband Bill, Barnegat; and Rebecca Peterson and her husband Larry , Owego, NY; a sister Ruth Trask, Kansas, four grandchildren, Douglas and Robert Lyon and Melissa and Kayla Connelly; a great grandson Garrett Lyon; specials friends, Mike and Jo-Anne Pallante and Dr. Romulo Bunao; and his puppy Gizmo.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 7- 9 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Hwy. 88, Brick, NJ. A funeral service will be held 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be Thursday at the RestHaven Cemetery, Phelps, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your local ASPCAor to the Jersey Shore Animal Center, 185 Brick Blvd, Brick, NJ 08723 Sayre Morning Times – December 12, 2011.   Sayre Morning Times – December 12, 2011   


FISHER Henry Frank Fisher Jr.

67 years old of Antioch, IL died unexpectedly Monday, December 12, 2011 at his home. He was born in Fort Monmouth, NJ on August 14, 1944 the son of the late Henry F. and Mary (Tuma) Fisher. Henry was raised in Corning, NY, and in August of 1962 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Hank proudly served 22 years of full active duty in various locations including San Diego, CA, Pensacola, FL, Norfolk, VA, Subic Bay, Philippines, and finally Great Lakes, IL. He worked as a civilian at Great Lakes Naval Base for several more years. Hank was dedicated to the Boy Scout program from his youth up until his death; he participated in all of his deployment stations as a mentor, and was nominated for the Silver Beaver award in 2010.  Survivors include his wife, Catherine (nee Nischan); his son, John Fisher of Lindenhurst, IL, daughter Tracey (Terence) Wold of Lindenhurst, IL; his sister, Barbara (Reinhold) Wind of New Bern, NC; his step-children and many grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Hank was preceded in death by his first wife, Darlene (nee Welty), formerly of Montour Falls, NY.   A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10AM Monday, December 19, 2011 at St. Peter Church, 557 Lake St., Antioch, IL. Interment of his ashes with military honors will be held at 2PM at Ft. Sheridan Cemetery, Ft. Sheridan, IL. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256.   Funeral home obituary – December 17, 2011    


FITZWATER Alan G. Fitzwater

Age 67 of Davis St., Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira.  Born in Bath, NY, he was the son of the late Grant and Helen (Thompson) Fitzwater.  Alan was a wonderful father, grandfather, stepfather and companion.  He was a compassionate man, caring for others and had a big loving heart.  He worked for the City of Corning and retired from Corning, Inc.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR, and traveling with his companion, Margaret.   He is survived by three daughters:  Alberta (Francis) Holmes of Painted Post, Pamela (Wayne) Pierson of Hornby, and Mary Jo Kindake of WI; companion, Margaret Augustine of Elmira; two sisters: Alice Fitzwater of Corning and Patty Mattison;  two brothers: Lynn (Daisy) Fitzwater of Campbell and Carlson Fitzwater of Bath; stepdaughters: Julie (Michael) Coats of Elmira and Angela LeBlanc of Elmira; stepson, David (Heather) Smale of New Bedford, MA; eight grandchildren: Alexis, Wayne, Elizabeth, MaKenna, Ethan, Kiana, Cody, and Brittany.  Alan is predeceased by his stepson, Kenneth LeBlanc.  Calling hours celebrating Alan’s life will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2011, from Noon to 2:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney St., Corning, NY.   A graveside service will  follow at 3:00PM in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath.   Corning Leader – December 16, 2011   


FRABONI Amelia A. Adesso

Watkins Glen: Amelia A. "Mel" Adesso, age 84, of Watkins Glen, NY died on Monday, December 12th, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY.  Friends and family may call from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 10am at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.  Mel was born on October 22, 1927 in Watkins Glen, NY, the daughter of the late Amedeo and Anna (Carboni) Fraboni. Mel was the director of food service for the Watkins Glen Central School District, she was also a waitress at the former Town House, and had catered. She was very active communicant at St. Mary's of the Lake Church. She was a member of the St. Mary's Guild and was a eucharistic minister serving commune at the hospital, nursing homes, and to the home bond.   Mel is survived by her daughter, Diana (Jim) Hickling of Norwich, NY; her son, Michael (Lisa) Adesso of Clarance Center, NY; grandchildren, Briana and Kaylee Adesso and Nikki and Jessica Lynn; her brother, Amedeo (Kay) Fraboni Jr.; companion, Jeanette Dillenbeck; and several nieces, nephews, and special friends in the community. In addition to her parents, Amedeo and Anna, Mel was predeceased by her husband, Mose Adesso and her sister, Josephine Colunio.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Po Box 292, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, the Watkins Glen Fire Dept., 201 N. Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or to Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891  Star Gazette – December 14, 2011


GIAMBRONE Catherine M. DiLaura

99 years of 301 Cayuta St., Corning, died at her home Tuesday, December 13, 2011. She was born January 19, 1912 in Caltavuturo, Italy, the daughter of the late Francis and Angelina Messina Giambrone. She received her education in Corning. Catherine and James DiLaura were married October 12, 1927 in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning, NY. James predecaesed her March 8, 1966. Catherine was a member of All Saint's Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church, Marconi Lodge, Anawim Community, Catholic Action and the Sisters of Mercy Association (serving as their oldest member). Catherine was dedicated to her family and faith, holding a strong committment to her prayer ministry. She was devoted to her father and cared for him in later years. Her love and devotion was given as a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great- great grandmother. Her caring and Christian faith will truly be missed by her family and friends. Surviving are her daughters, Angeline DiLaura of Elmira, NY, Frances DiLaura of Corning, NY and Mary (George) Jamison of Campbell, NY; sister Mary Graham, Painted Post, NY; sister-in-law, Elanor Giambrone, Corning, NY; daughter-in-law Jo Ann DiLaura, Corning, NY; brother-in-law Larry Howland, Fort Meyers, FL; grandchildren, Theresa Dann, George L. Jamison, Vincent and Joseph DiLaura, Margaret Keith, Debra Hamm, James, Stephen and Frank Ensor and Edward DiLaura, Jr; also twenty-five great grandchildren, five great- great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, James, Catherine was predecaesed by sons Edward, Joseph and Frank DiLaura, and three brothers and one sister. Friends are invited to call at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY on Friday, December 16, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Catherine's name to: Sisters of Mercy, 1437 Blossom Rd., Rochester, NY 14610 or to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – December 15, 2011


GEPHART David J. Gephart

82, of Colley, Pa., died Dec. 11, 2011 at home in Colley, Pa., surrounded by family and friends.   He was born in Colley, Sullivan County, on Dec. 17, 1928, son of David and Twila Gephart. He attended the Colley rural one-room schoolhouse up to the seventh grade in 1939, when it closed. He completed his high school education at Dushore High School, graduating in May 1946. He continued his education at Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pa., and from 1946 to 1950 held various jobs: as a miner helper in the Pittston anthracite mines, as an able body seaman on the Great Lakes and as a chainman on a route survey team for the layout of the New Jersey Turnpike. With the start of the Korean War on June 25, 1950, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was selected to attend Officers'Candidate School, graduating as a 2nd Lieutenant Artillery and serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in Japan and Korea. He was discharged from active duty in 1953 and continued his education at Pennsylvania State University, graduating as a civil engineer in 1956. He was then placed on military reserve status as a 1st Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers. Following graduation from Penn State, he was selected by the Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., as a candidate in a three-year training program leading to placement in the administrative operation at the state highway level. This program was in conjunction with the start of the development and construction of the Eisenhower Interstate Highway Program, for which he monitored the construction of sections of Interstate 80 in the Bloomsburg, Pa., area. Following graduation from this training program, he was assigned overseas to the countries of Sudan in Africa and Iran in the Middle East for some five years, during which time he provided technical assistance on construction programs working with host government engineers under an U.S. Technical Assistance Agreement between the U.S. and the host government. In 1969 he transferred to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the U.S. Department of State. With USAID, he was assigned to various host countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He was promoted in 1974 to Regional Chief Engineer for the USAID East African operations. He and his assigned staff monitored activities related to U.S. interests in 12 African countries. He retired from USAID in 1981 at Kathmandu, Nepal. He then worked as a consultant for USAID until 1996, taking assignments in some 10 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Following retirement he and his wife, Carolee, traveled extensively in the U.S. and Canada, spending the winter season in Florida and the balance of the year in Colley, in sight of the home where he was born.  Dave is survived by his wife, Carolee Collins of Tuscaloosa, Ala., to whom he was married in 1954; and his children, Glenda (William) Phoenix of Watkins Glen, N.Y., and two grandsons, Travis and Nicholas; David Gephart III of Colley, Pa., Laura (Peter Chilson) Gephart of Portland, Ore., and Barbara (Michael) McGarvey of Warrington, Pa.; and one granddaughter, Devon. He also is survived by his sister, Mary Lou (Henry) Minnier of Colley, Pa.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Wilmot, and American Legion Post 996 of Dushore. He was a past member of the F&AM Lodge 618 of Wyalusing.  In accordance with his wishes, there will be no viewing. A memorial graveside service — including an honor guard ceremony by the American Legion Post 996, will be held at a later date. Arrangements will be by the McHenry Funeral Home.  Towanda Daily Review – December 13, 2011  


HAGER John Joe Hager

age 69, of Chemung, N.Y., died after a courageous battle with several extended illnesses with his loving family by his side. He was born July 18, 1942, in Cleveland, Ohio, to (the late) John F. Hager and Eleanor (Nemes) Hager.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Margaret (Keiling) Hager, his mother, Eleanor; sons, John (with wife, Nannette) Hager Jr., Scott (with wife, Teresa) Hager, and Kevin (with wife, Jennifer) Hager; sister, Ellie (with husband, Gary) Bohanek of Ohio; sister in-law, Cathy (with husband, Larry) Grover of Elmira, N.Y.; and his adored grandchildren, Kalya, Ashley, Kelsey, Tressa, Anjelica, Jarrod, and Katlin Hager.  John was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was very proud of his grandchildren and treasured every moment with them. Besides his family, some of his greatest loves were music, dancing, woodworking, motorcycles, and hunting. He was also very proud of his Hungarian heritage.  John was a master carpenter for over 30 years and took great pride in knowing he could fix just about anything.  The family is following John's wishes and having a private memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to have donations made to the Geisinger Transplant Unit at, or by mail at: Geisinger Transplant Unit , 100 N. Academy ave., Dansville, PA 17822.   Sayre Morning Times - December 9, 2011


HARRIGER Richard (Rick) A. Harriger

age 65, of Corning, died on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at his home. Born in Corning, he was the son of the late Albert and Leora (Covington) Harriger. He married Patricia Rhoads, February 25, 1989 at Grace Methodist Church. Rick was a wonderful husband and a loving, supportive father. He enjoyed woodworking, reading a good book, anything to do with airplanes, and he had a passion for cooking, especially large meals for his family. He was happiest when he was surrounded by his family. He enjoyed helping other people, and was very thoughtful and kind in his actions and deeds. He was a caretaker for those in need. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Rick is survived by his wife: Patricia (Trish) Harriger, three daughters: Shelly (Jay) Williamson of Merritt Island, FL, Shannon (Mark) Kraeling of Melbourne, FL, Brittany Rhoads of Spring Hill, FL; two sons: Darick (Kim) Harriger of Port St. John, FL, Brian Rhoads of Austin, TX; sister: Sandra (John) Ruvolo of Fort Myers, FL; brother: James(Sharon) Harriger of Farmsville, TX; 7 grandchildren: Marissa, Brandon, Brad, Spencer, Cassidy, Austin, Elizabeth; many nieces and nephews; and Rick's loyal and loving friend, his dog Telly. Family and Friends may call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, on Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. A funeral service will be held for Rick on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 12:00PM at Grace United Methodist Church, 191 Bridge Street, Corning. Burial with full military honors will be held immediately following at Bath National Cemetery, Bath.   Star Gazette – December 9, 2011 


HATCH Delores Joan "Dee" Hatch DuBois

78, beloved matriarch of the DuBois clan departed our midst September 25, 2011, died, at the age of 78 years, 8 months, 25 days and some hours, minutes and seconds.  Dee was born on December 31,1932, in Sayre, Pa., to (the late) Ralph Richard Hatch and Geraldine Alexander Hatch. She attended Athens High School, graduating with the class of 1951. Her marriage to Ralph Blair DuBois gave her the chance to be the best mother in the world to their four daughters.  She found a new freedom with her employment as a school bus driver and later at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa, in the housekeeping department. Her life, like most, was filled with joys and sorrows. She had the great good fortune to have a lifelong friend, Lola "Lu" Jenney Fice, with whom she shared laughs, tears, and just about everything in between, most especially lots of good times. They sat and talked for hours about anything and nothing.  Delores was a woman of incredible strength, holding all her family and friends firmly within the circle of her love. There was never a day that she wasn't there for someone else. Her love was fierce, strong and comforting to those it was directed at; a true mama bear. This was never more evident than when she was blessed with her last grandchild, Olivia Willow. She was unwavering in her love, support and guidance during Olivia's extensive early hospitalizations and continued being an advocate for her special girl until her death. Livvi and her Amah were a team like no other. She loved reading, road trips; especially with Lu, music of many kinds, cooking; especially baking, gardening, good conversation and fun, fun, fun. She enjoyed her computer, when it behaved as she thought proper, and loved getting emails and hearing from a friend. She liked to shop, not necessarily to buy; more to look and as an excuse to go out to lunch with a friend like Lu. There are really no words to explain the void her absence has left. In her papers we found the following quote from George Eliott-- "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."  Perhaps she is following the autumns.  She leaves behind her daughters, Alissa DuBois , Melanie Kellogg, Doreen DuBois, Heather DuBois; and her special men, Richard Karp, Edward Kellogg, Bob Martin, and Olivia's dad Tom Babcock. Grandchildren Jason (Kandi) Kellogg and their children Dalton and Curtis Kellogg, Jessica Hunsinger and her children Ryan Hunsinger and Brittany Root, and her beloved Olivia Willow DuBois Babcock. She is survived by her wonderful friend Lola Jenney Fice, her sister Deanna Sheldon, sister-in-law Lucille Hatch and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother, Ralph "Skip" Hatch.  There will be a celebration party of Dee's life at a later date, where all will be welcome to eat, drink, reminisce, and dance to her favorite tunes. Bring on the Roy Orbison, Elvis, Jimmy Cliff... Sayre Morning Times – December 13, 2011   


HELFRICH Ann Helfrich England

Funeral services for Ann Helfrich England, 55, will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Chance Animal Rescue, 4527 Belmont Circle, Florence, SC 29501.  Mrs. England died Thursday, December 8, 2011. Born in Kenmore, NY, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Kozicki Helfrich. She was a 1974 graduate of Sayre High School, Sayre, PA and was employed with Sonoco Products Company for over 22 years. She dedicated her spare time to Second Chance Animal Rescue and was a caring and loving wife who will be greatly missed. She was also an active amateur radio operator (N2CFN).  Surviving are her husband, Craig England; sisters, Terese (Ed) Zulkoski of Mountain Top, PA, Mary Beth Waite of West Palm Beach, FL; brother, Michael (Cynthia) Helfrich of Salt Point, NY; nieces and nephews.   Sayre Morning Times – December 12, 2011


HURLBURT DeWayne "Herb" Phillip Hurlburt

78, died on Sunday Dec. 4, 2011. He was born July 9, 1933 in Troy, Pa., to the parents of Harry J. and Minnie M. (Merrick) Hurlburt. He married Jacqueline D. (Furrer), who is deceased.  Mr. Hurlburt was a member of the U.S. Air Force for over 24 years and retired a Chief Master Sargeant. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 49, VFW both of Troy, Pa., and Plant City Masonic Lodge No. 206.  Herb is survived by three sons, Robert (Susan) of Lakeland, Michael (Neina) of Dover, and Douglas (Pam) of Plant City; one brother, E.E. "Sam" Hurlburt of Troy, Pa.; one sister Hildreth Austic of Canton, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.  Burial was performed in Florida National Cemetery, with full military rites conducted by U.S. Air Force.  Memorials may be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 928, Lakeland, FL 33802, LifePath Hospice of Hillsborough Co., or any VFW Post.  Towanda Daily Review – December 13, 2011


JENNINGS Mark L. Jennings

61, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Ellicottville, N.Y.  He was born Oct. 29, 1950, in Olean, N.Y., the son of Milton and Eleanor (Mann) Jennings.  Mr. Jennings was a Vietnam veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He was employed for many years as a machinist with Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg. He also bar tended at the Pub In Great Valley and at other area establishments. He is survived by a son, Phillip Jennings of Blossburg; four daughters, Cheryl (Dan) Green of Ellicottville, N.Y., Sheila Jennings of Charlotte, N.C., Shannon (Mario) Forte of Medford, N.J., Anne Hartman of Wellsboro; three grandchildren, Danielle, Tonya, Emmah; a brother, Charles Jennings of Franklinville, N.Y.; three sisters, Shirley Gomez of Plant City, Fla., Maureen Jennings and Wendy Bish, both of Salamanca, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four grandchildren, Tiffany, Lisa, Lewis and Katelyn.  Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home, Inc., 411 Rock City St. Little Valley, N.Y., on Monday, Dec. 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m., from the funeral home. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Portsville, N.Y. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Dream Foundation.   Wellsboro Gazette – December 13, 2011


JOHNSON Helen J. Stewart

91 of 39 Second St., Galeton, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at UPMC Hamot, Erie.  She was born July 27, 1920, in Galeton, the daughter of Edgar and Mildred Gleason Johnson. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Rye Patch Cemetery, Ludowici, Ga. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. Wellsboro Gazette – December 9, 2011  


JOHNSON Helen J. Stewart, 91, of Second Street, Galeton, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 at UPMC Hamot.  She was a homemaker and also worked as a registered nurse.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Rye Patch Cemetery, Ludowici, Ga.  Arrangements are with Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.   Corning Leader – December 10, 2011


KIRWAN Marion Knowles (nee Kirwan)

of Mansfield; born in Towanda, on April 3, 1914, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at age 97.  She was the devoted wife of the late Russell L. Knowles, a retired Head of the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks in Mansfield; dear mother of Jeanne (Fran) Regan, James (Marilyn) Knowles, and Patrick (Roberta) Knowles; cherished grandmother of Michael, Francis, Mary Louise, Patricia Ann, Theresa Regan and Jim, Kate, Kelly and Jon Knowles and 11 great-grandchildren. Marion was an active member of the Holy Child Catholic Church Guild in Mansfield for 70 years serving as treasurer for many years and was honored as "Woman of the Year in 2002." Marion attributed her longevity to daily walks and her participation in the Mansfield University water aerobics program until she was 89 of age.   Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Child Catholic Church at 10 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 2. No prior visitation. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Holy Child Guild in care of Holy Child Catholic Church of Mansfield.    Wellsboro Gazette - November 29, 2011 


LANE Marietta L. "Bobbie" Ennis

84, died on Dec. 11, 2011 at Palm Garden of Vero Beach, Vero Beach, Fla. She was the daughter of John and Kathryn Lane, born on Jan. 17, 1927 in Towanda, Pa. She attended Towanda public schools, graduating with honors in the class of 1944 from Towanda High School. During high school she worked after school and Saturdays as a secretary at Ransom's Insurance Agency, followed by employment by DuPont as the secretary in the Research Department. During World War II, she kept workers informed when rationed goods were available in local stores.   On Aug. 19, 1945 she married Joseph Ennis when he returned from service in the U.S. Navy. She was especially proud of helping her husband through college on the G.I. Bill. After his graduation they lived in Plainfield, N.J. and Lake Hopatcong, N.J. before retiring to Barefoot Bay, Fla. For many years they spent the winter months at their home in Florida and the summer months in Towanda. She was an avid Bridge player in their retirement community.  Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Joseph Ennis of Barefoot Bay; sons, William Ennis of State College, Pa. and Robert Ennis of Montville, N.J.; daughter, Nancy Ritchey of Port Matilda, Pa.; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and sister, Margaret Fisher of Towanda, Pa. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, John E. Lane, Jr., and brother-in-law, Clinton Fisher.  At the request of the family services will be private.  Towanda Daily Review – December 14, 2011 


LARSON Kenneth L. "The Great Lard" Larson

48, of Watkins Glen, died at home after an extended illness on Friday, December 16, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Tuesday (Dec. 20th) from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00am. The burial will immediately follow at Lakeview Cemetery, with a public reception to follow at the Mechanics Club in Montour Falls. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Susan D. Larson; children, USN Petty Officer Kristofer Larson, AWR3 of Florida and Kendra and Katherine Larson still at home; parents, Ralph "Butch" and Susan A. Larson; sisters, Pamela (Frank) Switzer of Muncie, Indiana, Bonnie Larson (and Ed McManus) of Watkins Glen, brothers Carl (Becky) Larson of Tupper Lake, NY, Erik (Debbie) Larson of Jupiter, FL; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerry and Helen Gregory of Watkins Glen; brother-in-law, Alan Gregory of Watkins Glen; and 11 nieces and nephews. Those wishing to remember Ken may consider a donation in his memory to a charity of one's choice , or the GLM Memorial Soccer Fund, 700 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891; or The Ronald McDonald Foundation, Charitable Accounting, One Kroc Drive, Oak Brook, IL 60523.   Star Gazette – December 18, 2011


MARTIN Jack Thomas Martin

age 13 years, died unexpectedly at his home on December 15, 2011. The loss of our beloved little boy, brother, grandson, and friend has created a void that is left to be filled with wonderful memories. His infectious laugh; sense-of-humor; love of music, trains, swimming, basketball, his iPod, and Bill Engvall; the love he gave to all who met him; and his own "Jackanese"; have given us all memories that were uniquely his and his alone. Jack is survived and missed by his mother and step-father, Kate (Leahy) and Rich Allaire (Mumbee and Tichie); his father, Daniel Martin (Dad); siblings Luke (Guke) and Hannah (Ha-ha) Martin, Cammy (Condee) and Logan (Go-ga) Allaire; and half-sister Gentri Smith. Maternal grandparents, Larry (Beep) and Carole Leahy (Mema); paternal grandparents, Bill and Doris Martin, and Mildred Martin; step-grandparents, Roger (Pops) and AnnMarie (Nana) Allaire. Also survived by aunts and uncles, Tom and Jenn Leahy; Kristine Law; Linda and Ken Sokolowski; Sandra and Brian Killion; Danielle Allaire; and Jennifer and Mark Romley. Also, several cousins; great-aunts; great-uncles; very special respite family; and Victor Schools staff, students, and dear friends. Calling hours will be on Sunday, December 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lucey-VanVooris Funeral Home, Inc. at 301 West Main Street, Victor, NY. A public internment will take place on Monday, December 19 at 11:00. While Jack lays to rest in Victor, NY, a service will be held at the West Oneonta Baptist Church on December 30 at 2:00 p.m. at 2845 County Hwy. 8, West Oneonta, NY 13861, to further celebrate his beautiful life. In lieu of flowers, donations may given to the Jack Thomas Martin Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 361, Victor, NY 14564. May you slide on those rainbows, baby, and keep everyone in line up there. We will love you forever... and don't forget to "Ba-Seep".     Star Gazette – December 18, 2011


McLAUGHLIN Donald H. McLaughlin

92 years, of 11 Murray Hill Dr. and formerly of Corning, died Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Surviving are his sons, Dick (Cathy) McLaughlin of Horseheads, NY and Thomas McLaughlin of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; daughter Joan (Steve) Meyers of Rush, NY; grandchildren Jenny (Carl) Skiles, Crystal McLaughlin, Aaron Caryl, Matthew Caryl and Devin McLaughlin; and daughter-in-law Janet McLaughlin. He was predeceased by a brother, Earl McLaughlin, and a sister, Martha Baker. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 11-1 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers & Interment will be held at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Donald's name to: Alzheimer's Association , 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.  Star Gazette – December 9, 2011 


NATHENSON Joy Nathenson Gottlieb

86, died peacefully at her Margate home. Known as "Nana" to her beloved grandchildren, she was born June 9, 1925, in Elmira, New York to George and Leona Featherman Nathenson. Along with her beloved late brother Alan, Joy was raised in Elmira where her family was rooted. A 1943 graduate of Elmira Free Academy and a 1947 graduate of Elmira College, Joy moved to Atlantic City after her marriage to the late Dr. Morris "Bud" Gottlieb in 1948. They settled in Margate and raised three children. Joy resided in her Margate home for more than 60 years. Her life revolved around family, her many dear friends, and volunteer work for several worthy non-profit organizations. She was a great lover of books and an accomplished golfer, having won several club championships at Linwood Country Club. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Gottlieb of New York City; her son, Rodger (Cathie) Gottlieb of Galloway; her son, Dan (Lisa) Gottlieb of Margate; three grandchildren, Caroline Gottlieb, Gregory Gottlieb and Veronica Gottlieb; 12 nieces and nephews, Jim Nathenson, David Nathenson, Carol Tullie, Janet del Valle, John Gottlieb, Stephen Gottlieb, William Gottlieb, Lisa Gottlieb-Fernandez, Maggie Ireland, Jeannette Hardy, Barbara Zehender and Stanley Starbecker. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Joy's life on Sunday December 18th. Family will be receiving condolences at Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield at 12:30 p.m. Services will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the AtlantiCare Foundation, the RNS Cancer and Heart Fund or Friends of Jean Webster.  Star Gazette – December 15, 2011   


NILSSON Father Richard A. Nilsson

65, son of the late Gotfred and Catherine Nilsson of Great Neck and 40 years Catholic priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, died at Our Lady of Consolation in West Islip on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. He graduated Fairfield University in 1969 with a major in history. He was ordained by Bishop Walter Kellenberg at St. Agnes Cathedral on May 29, 1971. He is survived by his sister, Gloria Nilsson, of Towanda, Pa. Father Nilsson served as assistant pastor in several parishes in Long Island. He was pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Inwood and St. Mary's, Roslyn. Reposing from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Bethpage Funeral Home, 20 Hicksville Road (1 mile north of Southern State Parkway, Exit 29). The Mass of Transferral will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at St. Mary's R.C. Chuch, Roslyn. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Great Neck, at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Interment at All Saints Cemetery in Great Neck.   Towanda Daily Review - November 29, 2011  


OLIVER Jason Thomas Oliver

40, of Towanda, Pa., died following an auto accident in Wysox, Pa.  Jason was born in Tunkhannock on Nov. 5, 1971 a son of Robert F. and Irene Knolles Oliver of Wyalusing, Pa. He recently returned to Bradford County after living and working in the Elizabethtown area for the last 10 years.  He was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School class of 1990, a three-year varsity letterman in wrestling. He received a certificate in HVAC from Bradford County VoTech.  Jason was a veteran of the U.S. Army, after graduation he enlisted in the Army Reserves and served with the 1st Battalion 314th Infantry from Williamsport, Pa. until his release in 1998.  He worked for Jerry Frank Construction and Milnes Construction after which he became a union carpenter and gave him the opportunity work for Griner Industries as a welder. He later began his own Construction Company, and began building large homes in the Harrisburg area.  He and his wife Audrey were married on Feb. 15, 2002.  Jason was an avid golfer. He loved softball, hunting, and was a diehard Pittsburgh Steeler fan and NASCAR Dale Earnhart fan. He was a member of the Towanda V.F.W. and American Legion Post 534, Wyalusing, and the Elizabethtown American Legion and a member of The Wyalusing Methodist Church. Jason had a love for life and made many smile. He was a wonderful husband and friend to many.  He is survived by his wife Audrey L. Raupers Oliver of Towanda; two daughters: Fontana Oliver of Horseheads N.Y., and Christina and Jonathan Beachy of Manheim Pa.; three grandchildren, David, Allyla and Jonathan Jason Beachy; his parents, Robert F. and Irene Oliver Sr. of Wyalusing; brothers Robert F. Oliver Jr. (Melinda Miller) of Colley, Pa. and Adam and Angie Oliver of Hollenback, Pa.; grandparents Ida Belle Knolles of Cordele, Ga., and Alice Youkoski of Towanda; father and mother-in-law Charles and Ann Raupers; nieces Lydia Mills and Janie Oliver; a nephew, Thomas Oliver; special cousins Bert and Chris Vaskas and Kelsey and Cole Walker; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Jason was preceded in death by great-grandmother Gertrude Kunkle; grand-parents Gerald Knolles and Hutt and Reta Oliver; an aunt, Dawn Knolles; and a cousin, Felicia Reese.  A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. with Pastor Beverly Murphy officiating.  Family and friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.   Interment and military honors will be held in the Colley Cemetery at a later time.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005.   Towanda Daily Review – December 14, 2011


PLATT Daniel Richard Sr.

Formerly of Elmira, NY: Daniel Richard Platt, Sr., 65, of Wesley Chapel, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly December 14, 2011. He was predeceased by wife, Terry, parents, Alfred Sr. and Isabelle Platt, and brother, David. He is survived by sons, Raymond and Daniel Jr., brother, Al (Erma), sisters, Dana Platt and Lora Gonie Platt, and friend, Joann Weeks.    Star Gazette – December 18, 2011     


RESUE Howard Harley Resue

of Big Flats died on Thursday, December 15, 2011. Howard was born in Freeman, NY, he was the son of Charles and Rose (Mowcomber) Resue. Howard married Florence Gridley in 1941 and was predeceased by her in 1996.  Howard owned and operated Resues Barber Shop in Big Flats for over 50 years. He enjoyed being outside in his garden and was a handyman. He is survived by his nephew: Gerald (Nancy) Richards of Big Flats; niece, Jeanene (William) Stiles of Charlotte , NC, and a longtime family friend, Marcia Randolph of Arizona.   Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011 from 11AM until 1PM at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning.  A funeral service will follow immediately after the calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Howard’s honor to the American Baptist Community Church, 180 Hibbard Rd, Horseheads NY 14845.  Corning Leader -  December 18, 2011  


RICHLEY Geraldine M. Ward

69, died on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2011 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Born in Sayre, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Fred Mount and Ina Richley.  Surviving Mrs. Ward is her husband of 38 years, Robert; a son, Tyler Donovan of Conway, S.C.; two daughters, Debra Donovan of Powell, Pa. and Denise Wells of Monroeton, Pa.; and her three sisters, Ina Simons of Towanda, Pa., Charlotte Sibley of Benton, Pa. and Pat Dunham of Powell, Pa.  Geraldine loved her family, friends and their home on the lake. In keeping with Geraldine's wishes, funeral services will be private.  Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is handling arrangements for the Ward family.    Towanda Daily Review – December 11, 2011   


RIEFLER Marie K. Ward

92, of Damascus, Pa., died on Sunday, December 11, 2011, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by two husbands: Kenneth Brooks Canfield in 1948 and John C. Ward in 1993.  Born on January 5, 1919, in Carley Brook, she was the daughter of (the late) Henry and Philippine Munger Riefler.  Marie was a member of the Damascus United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Her church was very important to her. Marie served as Past President of the Wayne County AARP, and was a Past Member of the Advisory Council for the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging. Marie was involved with the Damascus Seniors and the Card Players of Callicoon. She was a talented woman who enjoyed playing the piano, singing, writing poetry and quilting. Marie was fond of her flower garden, and was known for her dancing abilities of many forms including tap dance, jitterbug, and country line dancing. Above all, Marie will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.  She is survived by nine children; Jean Carney (and her husband Earl) of Sayre, Sylvia Crum (and her husband Wilbur) of Sayre, Carolyn Kennedy (and her husband Michael) of Athens, Betty Robbins (and her husband James) of Towanda, Kenneth Canfield of Galilee, Barbara Morse (and her husband Marshall) of Klamath Falls Oregon, Karl Canfield (and his wife Susan) of Galilee, Jacqueline Thol (and her husband Jeffrey) of Honesdale, and Marion Thol (and her husband Lance) of Tyler Hill; 26 grandchildren;  28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.  She was also preceded in death by a son, John Ward; four siblings: John Riefler, Hazel Bellamy, Wilbur Riefler, and Olive Canfield. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 North Main Street, Honesdale, Pa., with Rev. Jean Blackie, Pastor of the Damascus United Methodist Church officiating.  Friends may visit on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be Wednesday in Hillcrest Cemetery, Galilee.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Damascus United Methodist Church, PO 221 Damascus, Pa., 18415 or the Damascus Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps. PO Box 63, Damascus, Pa., 18415    Sayre Morning Times – December 13, 2011   


SCHWARTZ Thomas Carr Schwartz

age 66, of Corning, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at home.  He was born on December 1, 1945, in Corning, the son of the late Charles and Marjorie (Carr) Schwartz.  Tom graduated from East High School in 1964 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was a Steuben County Legislator from 1996-2009.  Tom served terms as chairman and vice-chairman of the Public Safety and Corrections Committee and he also served on the Health and Education, Public Works, Rules, Human Services and Administration committees.  Tom was a champion for open government, lower taxes and he worked hard as an advocate for working families, the underprivileged and the elderly.  Tom was a loving family man, very generous and ready to help those in need, especially his neighbors and friends.  Tom had many friends and developed a tight brotherhood of close friends that he liked to spend time with.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, and an all-around outdoorsman.   He enjoyed reading, especially history and religion, and listening to 50’s music and military music.  Those who knew him well could sometimes expect to see the lighter side of Tom’s personality.  He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Shannon and Jeremy Peterson of Brockport, and Megan Schwartz of Bath; grandchildren, Zachary, Emma, and Olivia Peterson; siblings and their spouses, Ginny and Robert Phenes of Newark, Anne and Joe Sutryk of Bradford, Jan and David Cameron of Fayetteville, NC, Pat and Paul Reynolds of North Carolina, Michelle and James Freeze of Punxsutawney, PA, and John and Helen Schwartz of Horseheads; former spouse, Karleen Schwartz of Bath; and sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Schwartz of Painted Post and Karen Schwartz of Corning.  Tom was predeceased by his brothers, Charles ‘Chip’ and Michael Schwartz.  Family and friends are invited to call at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway in Painted Post on Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 1 - 4 pm.  Tom’s funeral service will follow there at 4:00 pm.  Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Those wishing may donate in Tom’s name to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 945 County Route 64, Elmira, NY 14903-9701.  Arrangements are with Carpenter’s Funeral Home LLC.  Corning Leader – December 9, 2011    


SECOR Harold Edwin Secor

died on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at the age of 86. Born March 21, 1925, in Towanda, Pa., Harold was the eldest son of Clare Logan Secor and Mary Emoline (Stoddard) Secor. Harold graduated from Towanda High School in 1943 and joined the Army. After basic training Harold was stationed at The Citadel and The University of Missouri where he pursued engineering and pre-med courses. He then went to The Baylor College of Medicine where he received his MD in 1949. While at Baylor he met Shirley Marrs and in September 1947 they were married at the Courthouse in Richmond. After graduation, Harold and Shirley moved to Pennsylvania where he served his residency and internship to complete his medical education. Upon completion of his education Harold was "invited" to return to the army where he served in a MASH unit during the Korean war. He opened a private practice in Bellaire, Texas after his return from Korea. In 1959, Harold and Shirley decided to leave Houston to find a better environment to raise their family. They selected Wharton and in 1959 Harold joined the Rugeley and Blasingame Clinic. He left private practice in 1984, but continued his medical profession as the company doctor during construction of The South Texas Nuclear Facility. After "retiring" in the late 1980s, Harold taught classes at Wharton County Junior College where he continued to inspire students until 2005. During this period he also honed his skills as a watch and clock repairman while working with Mr. Laurence Tate at The Old Time Company in El Campo.  "Doc" Secor, as he was known to many of his friends, was an active member of the community. As a member of the VFW, the Lions Club, the Footlighters, The First United Methodist Church, the Wharton County Medical Society, the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and numerous other societies and organizations, he gave of his time, his talent and his treasure for the betterment of all. Doc will be remembered as an avid collector, insatiable reader and cat lover but above all he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grand father.  Harold was preceded in death by his parents Clare and Mary Secor and his brothers Gordon and Albert Secor.  Harold is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley Secor of Wharton; his daughters Leslie Driscoll of Wharton, Beth Secor of Houston, and Susan Pfrehm and her husband Gary of Houston; grandchildren Kristi Vaz and husband Ray of Round Rock, Claudia Secor-Watkins and partner Adrienne Snead of New York City, Rachael Parker of Rosenberg, and Ahren Pfrehm and partner Esme Ridings of Vancouver, Wash.; great grandchildren Sarah Chema, Star Frazier, Kellen Poole, Edgar Pfrehm-Ridings, and Elliott Pfrehm-Ridings and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial service in celebration of Harold's life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Wharton Funeral Home, 515 East Boling Highway, with the Reverend Meredith Wende officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors (514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA 17512), The Bradford County Historical Society (109 Pine Street, Towanda, PA 18848), The 20th Century Technology Museum (PO Box 868, Wharton, Texas 77488) or the SPCA.   Towanda Daily Review - November 29, 2011


STANLEY George E. Stanley

George E. Stanley, 59, of Purple Street, Wellsboro, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.  He was the husband of Bonnie Murray Stanley whom he married Aug. 28, 1976. George was born May 21, 1952, in McKeesport, the son of Mercedes Stanley Wilson and the late Frank A. Stanley, Sr.  He was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, and California State College, California, Pa., with a BS in Education. He was a former Boy Scouts District Executive for Wellsboro, Mansfield and Canton, and retired from Acorn Markets. George was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, Boy Scouts of America (He received his Eagle Scout Award), and the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club.   Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Stanley; mother and step-father, Mercedes and Seth Wilson, Elizabeth; brother, Frank Stanley, Jr., Indiana, Pa.; sister-in-law, Michele Murray (Greensburg); nieces, Nina Garden (West Mifflin), Kelly Stevens (DuBois), Kate Archer (Missouri), Kim Weimer (Kansas), Heather Mason (New Hampshire), and Kathy Stokes (Arlington, Pa.); nephews, Andrew Stanley (Virginia), Darrick Gartley (West Mifflin), Bill Murray (Arlington, Pa.), Ryan Murray (Penn Hills, PA); several great nieces and nephews; uncle, Bill Shultz (Belle Vernon); step-sisters, Diana Wilson (Elizabeth), Donna Jeffcoat (McKeesport), and Deborah Wilson (Glassport). He was preceded in death by his sister, Gayle Gartley.   Friends and family are invited to George's Life Celebration on Friday, Dec. 16, from 2 to 4. and 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service to be held Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, with the Rev. Glen Hallead officiating. If desired, memorials may be made to the Local Troup 24 Boy Scouts of America, % Larry Miller, 29 Fischler St., Wellsboro, Pa. 1901.   Wellsboro Gazette – December 13, 2011


SUNDBERG Susan Welch

age 73, of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Susan was born March 23, 1938 in Rome, PA, a daughter of Albert and Sarah (Blackwell) Sundberg. Susan was the wife of the late Jimmy Weller J.W. Welch who died in 2010. She was a teacher at R.B. Walter Elementary School for 28 years. Susan served on the board of the Mansfield Free Public Library.   Susan is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Susannah Welch of Magna, UT; a daughter, Amy Welch of Mansfield, PA; five grandchildren, Carlene Welch, Dylan Welch, Jacob Welch, Gunnar Welch, and Douglas Kilgore.   Family and friends are invited to call at Susans home on Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.    Wellsboro Gazette - December 9, 2011  


USHER Shirley Champion

73, of Burdett, NY, died at her "second home" on December 13, 2011, with her family at her side, at the home of her daughter in Alpine. Born on May 20, 1938, she was the youngest daughter of the late Robert L. Usher Sr. and Anna Bush Usher. She married Arthur B. Champion, who predeceased her in May of 1995, along with her sister Mary Frith, and brothers, Robert, William, and George Usher. Shirley was a lifetime resident of Burdett, working at Westinghouse, several vineyards in the Hector area and then she went on to work for Cornell University, retiring in 2000. Shirley loved to fish, hunt, play cards and spend time with her grandchildren. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family and was always there for anyone in need. Shirley will be truly missed by her friends and family. Surviving her are two daughters, Lorraine Evans (Nick Lupo) of Alpine, and Sharon Champion (Paul Knapp) of Ithaca; grandchildren, Andrew Champion (Olivia Miller), Eric Wheaton, and Peter (PJ) Knapp; great-grandchildren, Andrew J. Champion Jr. (CJ), and Kristopher Champion; step-grandchildren, Sylvia, Lexi, and Juli; brother, John Usher (Christine); sister, Pauline Goelz (Jim); sisters-in-law, Paulina Usher and Gay Usher; and a very special sister-in-law and friend, Regina Usher. Also several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Saturday, Dec 17th at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, from 12-2pm; with funeral service immediately following at 2pm. Burial at Hector Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Burdett Vol. Fire Company or Schuyler County Vol. Ambulance.  Star Gazette – December 15, 2011 


WALDRON Margaret Rose Connelly

age 80, of Westfield, PA, and formerly of Bucks County, PA, died on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at her home. Margaret was born on December 11, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Joseph and Edith (Carter) Waldron. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold R. Connelly on December 4, 1979. Margaret was a member of the St. John The Baptist Church in Ottsville, PA. Her favorite past time was gardening.  Margaret is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Ruth Connelly of Harrison Valley, PA, Patrick and Pauline Connelly of Bethlehem, PA, Daniel and Linda Connelly of Plumsteadville, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and John Broderick of Syreville, NJ, Kathleen and Clark Taylor of Walnutport, PA; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Annie Waldron of Bensalem, PA; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Edith Waldron of Cornwells Heights, PA, Dorothy Rafferty of Newportville, PA, Frances and William Zuchero of Tullytown, PA; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  A memorial mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. John The Baptist Parish Church, 4050 Durham Rd., Ottsville, PA 18942. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Margarets name to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery in Ottsville. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family. Burial St. John’s Cemetery, Ottsville, PA.  Wellsboro Gazette - November 23, 2011 


WALP Lois W. Lockhart

88, of 328 Hillcrest Dr., Towanda, Pa., died Monday evening, Dec. 12, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Lois was born in Nanticoke, Pa. on Dec. 28, 1922 the daughter of Roscoe E. and Ruth Smale Walp. She was a graduate of Hanover Green High School and was later employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. for 37 years until her retirement in 1978. Lois attended night school at Southwestern University where she received her degree in accounting. On June 24, 1950, Lois married Donald W. Lockhart in Washington, D.C.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, Order of Eastern Star in Towanda and Washington, D.C., the Twentieth Century Club, Ladies Bradford County Shrine Club, and the Society of Former F.B.I. Women. Lois served as a volunteer for T.A.C.O. in Towanda and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross for over 30 years. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and volunteering.  She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Donald W. Lockhart; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey D. and Tammy Lockhart of Towanda; grandchildren, Brianna Lockhart and fiancée Matt Brimmer of Towanda and Kyle Lockhart and fiancée Elisabeth Bahl of Towanda; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean and Sidney Blair of Indiana, Pa.; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Lockhart of Carlisle, Pa.; nieces Amy Palmer and husband Dan and Judie Ritchie; nephews Milton Walp and wife Ruth, Richard Walp and wife Susan, and David Walp; and several great nieces and great nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley Walp Doblog on May 25, 2008 and William H. Doblog on Sept. 24, 2004 and by brothers Donald and Joseph Walp.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, Dec. 15, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Rev. Rachel Stahle, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be Friday morning in the Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Twp., Pa.  Contributions may be directed to T.A.C.O. Food Pantry, 13 State St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to Grace Connection, P.O. Box 122, Towanda, PA 18848 in Lois W. Lockhart's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – December 14, 2011   


WEISBROD Catherine Weisbrod

46, of Westfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2011, at her home.  Catherine was born July 27, 1965, in Philadelphia, a daughter of Martin F. and Katherine (Gerstenfield) Weisbrod.   Catherine served in the U.S. Air Force and was a disabled veteran. She enjoyed horseback riding.  Catherine is survived by two sisters, Diane (Horace Turner) Hamman of Massachusetts, Lynne Weisbrod of Wellsboro; two nephews, Eric Oswald of Wellsboro, Nicholas Oswald of Philadelphia; one niece, Kimberly Oswald of Mansfield. She was predeceased by her parents.  In keeping with Catherine's wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – December 16, 2011   


WILLIAMS James F. Williams

Of Horseheads, NY died unexpectedly on November 14, 2011 at the age of 54. James was born September 25, 1957 in Towanda, PA to Francis and Anna Jean Mulcahy Williams. Relatives and friends are invited to a time of remembrance at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 5-6:30 PM. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – December 11, 2011   


WILLIAMS Wallace Gary Williams

67, of Watkins Glen, N.Y. died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, N.Y.  "Gary," as he was known by his friends and family, enjoyed boating on Seneca Lake, hunting, and fishing. Gary had a special passion for antiques and hot cars. Gary was a graduate of Towanda High School. Gary was formerly employed by Sylvania in Towanda and was involved in the construction of the Wysox Narrows. In later years he was employed at the Seneca Lake Marina, where he sold bait, tackle, and performed boat maintenance.  Gary is survived by his children, Adam, Curtis, Melanie, Tom, Nicole, and twins Derek and Ryan; numerous grandchildren; his brother David; and sisters Catherine Buffington and Patricia Knolles. He is also survived by a niece, Michelle, a nephew, Chris, a special nephew, David, and a nephew, John Buffington. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Mark Kevin Williams.  A memorial gathering will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at the Towanda American Legion Post 42 for family and friends.  Towanda Daily Review - November 29, 2011  

WILSON Charles E. Wilson

Of Southport, died Sun. Dec 11, 2011 following declining health at the age of 60. Surviving is his loving wife, Susan Wilson; daughters, Lynn Benjamin, Melissa Warren, Shary McNett; sister, Susan (Bill) Burdick; brother, Richard (Regina) Wilson; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, George Sr. & Alice Kerrick Wilson; brothers, George Jr. and Thomas; sister, Ruth Ann Lowery. He was formerly employed by Loveless Blacktop and Landscaping. Charles was an avid outdoors man who cherished his family. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wed. Dec 14, 2011 3-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. Thank you to the nurses at Stafkings, especially Rose for the wonderful care given Charles.   Star Gazette – December 13, 2011 


WOLF George T. Wolf

On the evening of December 11, 2011 George Thomas Wolf, 69, formerly of Troy, died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born September 15, 1942 in Osceola Mills, Clearfield County, PA, he was the son of Edward T. and Eva ( Bower) Wolf.  George was one of God's special people. Despite his limitations, he was full of the joy of living. A familiar face on the streets of Troy, he was friendly and outgoing.  He collected records and was a fan of Alan Jackson. He also enjoyed westerns, especially those starring John Wayne.  Most importantly, he loved the Lord and for as long as his health permitted he worshiped at the First Baptist Church of Troy. Surviving are his sister Julia (and James) Forrest, Troy.  He was preceded in death by his sister Helen A. Wolf.  A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 19 at the First Baptist Church of Troy, with Rev. Garry Zuber, his  pastor officiating.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton.  



? Frances E. Jackson

Age 83, of 66 Lincoln Street Waverly, New York died on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania.  She is survived by her daughters: Diana (Guy) Auge and Sharon (Phil) Bella, granddaughters: Heather Auge, Holly Auge, Brittinay Bella, Kyli Bella. Her Special Family Member: Her beloved Schnauzer HoneyBun, Special Cousins: Virginia Dolan, Barb Angelo and Family, Charles Dolan and Family, Joseph Dolan and Family. She was a Member of Grace Episcopal Church, Waverly, New York and Waverly Eastern Star.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be 11:00 AM, Monday, January 9, 2011, at Grace Episcopal Church, Waverly, New York with the celebration of Frances’s life by the Rev. Benjamin Lee Lentz who will be honoring her memory. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York. Those wishing may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Frances’s family.   Birth Date: September 10, 1928; Birth Place: Bellefonte, Pennsylvania   Funeral home obituary – December 13, 2011 


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