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ANDERSON Anne Marie Rankin

age 71, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at her home. She was born July 20, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA, a daughter of Robert and Anna T. (McElwee) Anderson. Anne is survived by her husband of 51 years, David Barry Rankin. She was a member of Holy Child Church in Mansfield, PA. Her favorite pastime was knitting.   Anne is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, David Michael Rankin of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Robert Kevin and Judith Rankin of Norwood, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Anne and Michael J. Snow of Florida; five grandsons, James, Arron, Ryan, Kyle, and Jonathan; one granddaughter, Cheyanne. She was predeceased by her parents and a son, James Andrew Rankin.   A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette – December 30, 2011   

BALDWIN Elson Everett Baldwin
80, of 597 Williams Rd., LeRaysville, Pa., fondly regarded by his family and many friends as "Parker", died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 following an extended illness.  He was born Dec. 21, 1931 in Rushville, Pa., the son of James and Ruby Birdsall Baldwin. Parker served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1960 during the Korean War. He enjoyed operating his garage in LeRaysville for 40 years, spending time with his family and dear friends, fishing and hunting. Many will remember precious times spent with Parker as he shared his stories.  He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Frances Henry Baldwin at home; his children, Anna (Jerry) Chilson of Rome, Wanda (Paul) Jackson of Towanda, Anita (Doug) Clearwater of LeRaysville, Everett (Trudi) Baldwin of LeRaysville, Jody (Brian) Hawthorne of LeRaysville and Michael (Kim) Baldwin of Rome; a brother, Welton Baldwin of Warren Center; a sister, Verna (Ken) Vail of Hot Springs, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Parker was blessed with ten grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a Special Little Angel, Crystal Clearwater of LeRaysville.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Dale Robert Baldwin, a half-brother, James Baldwin, sisters Mildred Dooley and Mary Newman and a sister-in-law, Beverly Baldwin.   A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at Haigh's Pond VFW Post No. 6824, Potterville, Pa., with Pastor Tom Burlington of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ of LeRaysville and Potterville officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service until 5 p.m., with a memorial dinner to follow at the post. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association in care of James Seipler, 606 Ridge Rd., Rome, PA 18837 or to the LeRaysville-Pike Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 78, LeRaysville, PA 18829 in Elson Everett "Parker" Baldwin's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Baldwin Family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review - December 28, 2011


BLOCK Ruth Warshaw

89, Longwood, FL, died on December 19, 2011 at her residence in Longwood, FL. Mrs. Warshaw was born on July 15, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to her parents, Max and Sarah Block. She was a Professional Buyer for ladies apparel, hand bags and Jewelry. She was a member of Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg, FL., and Congregation Kol Ami of Elmira, NY. She and her late husband moved eight years ago to Longwood, FL., from Elmira, NY. Survived by her daughter, Marsha L. Stemerman of Leesburg, FL.; a son, Mark Stemerman of The Villages, Fl.; three grandchildren, Andrew Stemerman, Matthew Stemerman and Rebecca Nahom; five great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Herman Warshaw. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Kol Ami in Elmira.    Star Gazette – January 4, 2012 


BOWERS Shirley L. Miller

Age 76, of 116 Franklin St., Westfield, PA, died December 26, 2011. She was born Feb. 10, 1935 in Austin, MN. the daughter of Preston and Katherine Hagen Bowers. She was a secretary in the Physical Therapy Dept. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hosp. Wellsboro, PA. and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Westfield, PA. She is survived by:Husband, Robert; Children, Robert J. (Deborah) Miller, Oklahoma City, Ok. Jill (Kevin) Carpenter, Schertz, TX. Bruce (Carmen) Gridley, Fort Washington, MD; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters, Doreene Uzuanis, Brookfield, FL, Patsy (Lavone) Hove, Brookfield, FL, Karen Miles, Brookfield, FL, Barbara (Herman) Barfield, Caddo Mills, TX, Judie (Roland) LaMotte, Brookfield, FL, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her son Kirk Gridley of Hollywood, CA. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 31, 2011 at St. Johns Episcopal Church, Westfield, PA. at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Joseph McNamara, officiating. Burial will be in Germania Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Johns Episcopal Church Window Fund, 205 Elm St., Westfield, PA. 16950.   Star Gazette – December 29, 2011


BRUNGESS Frederick L. Brungess

Frederick L. Brungess, age 74, of Athens, Pennsylvania died in Elmira, New York, Thursday, December 29, 2011. Born June 6, 1937 in Sayre, Pennsylvania the son of the late Floyd and Mertie Ross Brungess. For many years Fred had been employed in the maintenance department at the Tioga General Hospital and then at Tioga Nursing Home in Waverly, New York. Fred Graduated for Sayre High School in 1955, Practical Bible Training School in 1960 and in 1963 from Trinity College. He was a member of North Waverly Chapel in Waverly, New York. Fred has requested the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York to carry out his wishes. No known survivors. There will be no calling hours or funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Waverly Chapel. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.    Funeral home obituary – December 30, 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 - Decemeber 26, 2011 

CAMPBELL Nancy C. Shaw
72, of Sayre, PA., died on December 24, 2011 at the Troy Community Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on August 18, 1939, in the family home, a daughter of the late Julian and Helen (Hartz) Campbell.  Arrangments are incomplete at this time with a Memorial Mass to be announced at a future date at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, PA. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. Sayre Morning Times - December 27, 2011Towanda Daily Review - December 27, 2011

COLEMAN Robert “Bob” Coleman
87, of Binghamton, NY, and formerly of Irish Hll, died on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at his residence. He was born in Sayre to the late Francis B. and Alice J. (Golden) Coleman. His wife of 67 years, Anna Mae (Farrell) Coleman, survives.  Also surviving are his three daughters and son-in-law, Mary Alice Babcock of Charlotte, NC, Rita and William Graham of Farmington and Maggie Kosik of Conklin, NY; two sons and daughters-in-law, Francis and Mary Ann Coleman of Binghamton, NY, Michael and Lyn Coleman of Irish Hill; eight grandchildren, Laura Case, Eric, Meaghan, Colleen Coleman, Ryan and Patrick Coleman, Dillon Graham and Joey Kosik; four great-grandchildren, Matthew and Kaitlyn Case, Kasey Coleman and Kinsley Keil; nieces, nephews and a special niece, Janice Russell of Little Meadows. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Peter, Frank, and Charles Coleman, and two sisters, Josephine and Pauline Coleman. Mr. Coleman was a farmer for many years, a school director and fieldsman for Eastern Milk Producers. He taught agriculture courses to veterans and was an insurance agent for R.W. Michaels. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church and the Holy Name Society. Bob was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He was also a loving husband, father and grandfather.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19 at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville, with Rev. Casimir Stanis officiating. Interment was in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Irish Hill. Visitations were Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose.  Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to Hospice at Lourdes Hospital, 169 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, NY 13905, or Boystown, 234 Monsky Dr., Boystown, NE 68010.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier - December 28, 2011

COOLBAUGH Phillip Lynn Coolbaugh

51, of Waverly, N.Y. died on December 28, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. He was born in Sayre, Pa. on October 3, 1960 a son of Phillip and Nancy Coolbaugh.  Phil was predeceased by his mother, Nancy; brother, Ed; sisters Mary and Linda; and daughter, Amanda Sue.  Phil is survived by his lifetime friend, Paula Tomkins of Waverly, N.Y.; children, Jessica and Jeremy Williams of Troy, Pa., Stephanie and Terry Stahle of Troy, Pa., Matthew Coolbaugh of Troy, Pa. and Adam Richart of Waverly, N.Y . He also leaves behind his father, Phillip Coolbaugh of Waverly, N.Y.; his three sisters, Jean, Ann, and Michelle, and six grandchildren.   At Phil's request there will be no formal memorial service. However, friends and relatives will be gathering at Sparky’s Bar, Broad St. Waverly, N.Y., from 5-10 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2011, to share fond memories of Phil.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, Pa. 18810.    Sayre Morning Times – December 29, 2011


CORNEBY Phyllis J. Merritt

86, formerly of Athens Twp. died Friday, December 23, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  She was born November 13, 1925, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of (the late) George and Helen Kellogg Corneby.  Phyllis loved to prepare Sunday dinners for her family after which she enjoyed playing games with her children. She was a 1944 graduate of Athens Area High School of which she was extremely proud of that accomplishment. Phyllis and her husband were members of the Penny Promenades and the Skiff Bower Post V.F.W. #1536 and its’ Auxiliary. Phyllis was employed with the Blue Swan Sayre Lingerie, and a Hostess at McDonalds in Sayre. She enjoyed roller skating, dancing, and gardening.  She is predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Leslie, in 2009, son, Wayne, in 2006, and siblings, Evelyn, Grace, Geraldine, Stanley, and Keith.  Phyllis is survived by her children, Steven and Peggy Merritt of Athens, Pa., and Cathy and Tom Bolesta of Sweet Valley, Pa.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Joyce Blair of Athens, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 10am-11am at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 11am with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  A “Heartfelt Thank You” to the staff at the Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit for their excellent care and attention given to our loved one while she was a resident. We will never forget your kindness shown to her and our family. Donations may be made in Phyllis’s memory to: Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit Activities Fund, One Memorial Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848.   Sayre Morning Times – December 24, 2011


DEATES Suellen Watkins

Age 67 of Elmira Heights, NY. Entered peacefully into Heaven on Friday December 23, 2011 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Watkins. She is survived by her brother and sisters-in-law, Gary & Sharon Deates, and Betty Deates, also numerous members of the Watkins family. Along with her husband, Suellen was predeceased by her brothers, Bill and Nickey Deates. It was Suellen's request that there be no calling hours and a Private Graveside Service be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – December 25, 2011   


DEATS Gordon F. Deats

age 85, of West Morris Street, Bath, NY, died December 13, 2011 at home.  He was born in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Farham and Helen (Cook) Deats.  He retired from Dresser Rand of Painted Post, NY after 30 years of service.  He was a member of the Bath B.P.O.E. #1547.  He enjoyed opening the Office with Tootie and he started the Coffee Club there, with close friends.  He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He is survived by four sons, Gary Deats, Greg Deats, Terry Deats and Adam Deats all of Bath, NY; four grandchildren, Kacie (Jonathan) Cook, Adam Deats, Jonathan and Jordan Deats, several nieces and nephews and adopted daughter Tootie Lyon. He was predeceased by his wife Melva in July 1994, grandson Dakota on May 23, 2009 and two brothers, Gaylord and Graydon Deats.  Friends may call Saturday January 7, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath, NY.  A memorial service will follow at 4:00 pm at the funeral home followed by a celebration of his life at the VFW in Bath.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Camp Good Days or Camp Good Days & Special Times Southern Tier 179 Graham Rd. Suite B, Ithaca, NY 14850.   Corning Leader – January 4, 2012 


DIEFFENBACH Michael Dieffenbach

77, of Canton, PA died early Tuesday morning, January 3, 2012, at  the Troy Community Hospital.  Born in Dushore, PA on May 21, 1934, Mike was one of six children of the late Richard and Helen (Munley) Dieffenbach.  After graduating in 1952 from Dushore High School, Mike graduated from the Police Academy in Baltimore, MD.  He was employed as a Baltimore City Police Officer before moving to Canton in 1959.  Mike then served as Canton’s Chief of Police from 1959 to 1969.  In 1972, Mike established Dieffenbach’s Building Supply on S. Minnequa Ave. in Canton.  In 1976, he merged with Canton Building Supply until retiring in 1995. On March 25, 2011, he and his wife, the former Janice Holmes, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.  Mike’s family always came first in his life.  He was a knowledgeable handyman and a “jack of all trades” type of person you’d usually find puttering around in his shop.  He especially enjoyed all types of classic cars and was a boxing and basketball sports fan.  Surviving is his wife, Janice, children and stepchildren; Jared (Betty) Dieffenbach of Disputanta, VA, Pam (Gary) Hoffman of Towanda, PA, Frank Evans (Ronda Ayres) of Troy, PA, Allison (Tom) Henry of Syracuse, NY, Doreen Gleason of Athens, PA, Michael Dieffenbach of Mechanicsburg, PA and Matthew Dieffenbach of Canton, 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, two sisters; Rosemary (Harold) Renninger of Towanda and Debra (Jim) Brown of Wyalusing, PA, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; Helen Dieffenbach of Dalton, PA, Phyllis Dieffenbach of Monroeton, PA, Kathy (Garry) Baumunk of Canton, Rodman Jr. “Rom” (Carol) Holmes of Florida and Norvin Sr. “Butch” (Donna) Holmes of Canton, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Karen, three brothers; Richard, Carl and Jimmie Dieffenbach and a brother in law Robert Holmes.  In keeping with Mike’s wishes, services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, his family suggests those who wish consider a memorial to the Canton War Memorial Pool, c/o Canton Area Recreation Assoc., P.O. Box 4 Canton, PA 17724.    Towanda Daily Review – January 4, 2012  


ELLIS John Henry

Born July 15, 1915 in Washington, D.C., died Dec. 23, 2011 in Carmichael, Calif. age 96 years.   Beloved husband of the late Carol Weiskopf (HHSC 1932). Father of Margaret Ellis Hill of Fair Oaks, Calif., and John F. Ellis (Claudia) and David Ellis (Barbara) of North Carolina. He is survived by 14 grandchildren, many great and great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Margaret M. von Herrmann Ellis, his son in law, James Hill and grandson, Brian Ellis.  Graduate of Hollywood High School (1933), Mount St. Mary's College (1954) in Los Angeles, Calif. A concert and opera baritone, he was a high school teacher (Mayfield in Pasadena, Marymount in Los Angeles), college professor, drama and voice coach, founder (1945) and director of the Burbank, Calif., Civic Light Opera Chorus, and in retirement, founder and director of the Pro Musica Singers of Sayre, Pa. and the Atria Singers at El Camino Gardens, Carmichael Calif.   Greatly loved by all who knew him, he touched so many lives with his gift of music. At his request, no services will be held. Funeral arrangements by Lind Bros. Morturary, Carmichael, Calif. Burial to be in Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Remembrances may be made to the charity of one's choice .  Towanda Daily Review – December 29, 2011


ERB Robert L. Erb, Sr.

75, of Bedford, PA, died on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Horseheads, NY. He was the loving husband of the late Joan (DuFay) Erb who died in 2008. The couple married January 19, 1957 and had 54 happy years together. Bob was born on July 25, 1936 in Bergey, PA, son of the late William and Violet (Lesher) Erb. He was a Master Carpenter by trade, and worked for several different construction companies. Bob attended the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. Bob is survived by his children, Robert L. Erb, Jr. of Kingston, PA, Kimberly (Peter) Lewis of Centerville, PA, and Felicia (Daylon) Brown of Stony Point, NC, eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, his brother, William (Bertha) Erb, Jr. of Turlock, CA, his sisters, Jean Gamble of Deerfield Beach, FL, and Leora (Richard) Timmons of Harleysville, PA, along with several nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joan, and his sister, Violet "Tootsie" Erb. Services are private and are at the convenience of Bob's family. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY has been entrusted with arrangements   Star Gazette – January 2, 2012 


FISK Dorothy I. Mitrikevich
Age 93, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on December 11, 1918 in Tonawanda, NY to the late William and Lillian (Shermun) Fisk. She was predeceased by her brothers, Tom Fisk and Bill Fisk Jr. Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Joan (Leroy) Share of Fort Meyers, FL, Betty Austin of Elmira and Marjorie (William) Austin of Addison; stepdaughter, Diane Myers of Elmira; sister, Lois Freas of Lima, NY; 11 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. Dorothy was a licensed beautician for many years in the Elmira area. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 29th, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service for Dorothy will follow at 2 p.m. with Virginia Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association


FREDERICK Susan Jane Frederick Merz

age 59, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 15, 2011.  Born July 3, 1952, in Waverly, N.Y., to the late Donald B. and Jane (Kellerman) Frederick, Susan graduated from Waverly High School with the class of 1970. After high school she completed a bachelor’s degree in education and music from New York State University at Oswego in 1975.  After moving to Kanab, Utah in 1976, Susan began a long and rewarding career throughout Utah as a kindergarten teacher and children’s choir director. As an educator, she has a genuine and unwavering belief that every child deserved acknowledgment and praise.  In 1982, she married Patrick Mertz of Salt Lake City, Utah, and in February 2012, they would have celebrated 30 years of marriage.  Susan was a loving, kind, free spirit. As an accomplished pianist, clarinetist, singer, and composer; Susan rejoiced in the opportunity to share her love of music with family and community. Using her one of a kind sense of humor, she loved to make those around her laugh, as she believed it was the best kind of medicine.  In more recent years her primary focus was that of her family, which included her four daughters and three grandsons. A deeply caring and spiritual person, Susan had a unique ability to relate to others and make them feel special. The kindness and compassion that she felt for all living things was echoed daily in all that she did, showing her belief that there was a place for everyone.  In addition to her husband, Susan is survived by her daughters Emily (and grandsons Nathan and James Brown), Chelsea (and grandson, Tenzin Jordhan), and Natalie Merz of Salt Lake City, as well as daughter, Mallory Merz of Charleston, S.C. Also surviving are her sisters, Mary (Ken) Finlayson of Waverly, N.Y., Linda (Mike) Debach of Troy, Pa.; brothers, Donald Frederick, Jr. of Waverly, N.Y., and David (Wendy) Frederick of Charleston, S.C. Not to be forgotten are several dearly loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  A celebration of Susan’s life will be held January 14, at 12:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 S. 1300 E. In memory of Susan, donations can be made to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary at 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741.   Sayre Morning Times – December 30, 2011


FULLER Marjorie Faith Borger
age 77, of Lake Wales, FL, died on Saturday, December 17, 2011 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Marjorie was born on January 19, 1934 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Wilson C. and Nellie (Mott) Fuller. She was predeceased by her first husband, Phil Morse, second husband Larry Barteau, and third husband, Neil Borger. Marjorie was an avid reader and loved animals (especially Irish Setters) and collecting animal memorabilia. She also loved to spend an afternoon in a casino. Marjorie is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Rick and Margaret Barteau of Albuquerque, NM, Gary and Deeanne Barteau of Rio Rancho, NM, Michael and Susan Barteau of Rio Rancho, NM, James Borger of Huron, OH; two sisters, Muriel Andrews of Wellsboro, PA, Elouise N. Suzie Hardy of Tijeras, NM; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren, a special niece, JoAnne Richard) Bell of Middletown, NY, other nieces and nephews . Arrangements are entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the funeral chapel. Wellsboro Gazette - Decemeber 26, 2011

GOFF Nancy A. Goris (nee Goff)

December 28, 2011 of Angola, NY;   Beloved wife of Frederick Goris Sr.; loving mother of Kathleen (Paul) Walker, Dennis Goris, Mary Beth (Philip) Cunningham, Christopher Goris and Frederick (Alicia) Goris Jr.; sister of Judy Garen, Carol Beavers, Connie Young, Ed Goff and John Goff. She was predeceased by her brothers Denny Goff and Dave Goff, and sister Dottie Burlew. Grandmother of Brian (Shannon) Plapus, Alyssa (Michael) Dankowski, Cole, Henry and Emma Goris, Kyle Cunningham, Jayden and Landon Goris; great-grandmother of Ava, Brady, Camryn and Natasha. Friends may call Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the ADDISON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 262 N. Main St., Angola, where prayers will be said Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Most Precious Blood Church. Nancy worked for a number of years as a Journalist for the Batavia Daily News. Memorials may be made to the Dominican Nuns, Our Lady of the Rosary, 335 Doat St., Buffalo, NY 14211.    Star Gazette – December 30, 2011  



Agnes L. LaBar, 82, of Coudersport, PA, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  Born August 4, 1929, in Silver Springs, NY, she was the daughter of Louis and Dorothy Stocking Greenman. On January 23, 1953, in Wellsville, NY, she married Bernard H. LaBar, who survives.  She was employed by Potato City and Cole Memorial Hospital.  Agnes was a member of the First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hebron and the WSSS.  Surviving besides her husband, Bernard, are: a son, Roger (Tammy) LaBar of Coudersport; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, Lewis Greenman of Port Allegany, PA, Bert Greenman of Wellsville, Merle (Sandy) Greenman of Wellsville, and Keith (Gloria) Shelley of Athens, TX; two sisters, Martha (Robert) Gaines of Friendship, NY and Edith (Clair) Meyer of Wellsville; and nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Friday, December 30, 2011 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. A fellowship time will follow at the Coudersport Fire Hall at 3:00 PM.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Coudersport Ambulance Association or the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Company, Coudersport, PA 16915.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise– December 30, 2011

HALLETT William G. "Bill" Hallett
of 1466 Shaw Road, died at his home on Friday, December 23rd. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28th at Lakeview Assembly of God, 3601 State Route 14 in Watkins Glen, co-officiated by pastors Mark Houseknecht and Marvin Reed. Kindly consider a donation to the American Heart Association , 3400 Winton Place, Suite 4, Rochester, NY 14623, National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or the Lakeview Assembly of God in Bill's memory. Bill was born on April 13, 1938 in the town of Lansing, a son of the late Ulysses S. Grant and Katie L. (Garnsey) Hallett. His family moved to the Lodi area when he was a young boy, and he graduated from South Seneca High School in 1955. He served his country in the US Army from 1961 to 1963. Bill worked at Wagner Vineyards for several years, before and during a long career at Goulds Pumps in Seneca Falls. He began as a machinist and was promoted to foreman during his 29 years with Goulds. Following his early retirement, Bill worked at Seneca Falls Technology. His hobbies included gunsmithing, wood working, and the past several years his time and devotion was directed to his special grandsons. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Donna; his children, Lucas (Donna) Hallett and their children, Ambria, Tevin and De'Angelo all of Ithaca, and Kathy (Chris) Trim and their boys, Elijah and Peter allfile:///C:/TC/~srgp/new/ww2obits19.htm of Lodi, and by his three brother's families. Bill was preceded in death by his brothers, David Colby, John and Fred Hallett. For additional information, please contact Covert Funeral Home at 1-877-828-3411   Star Gazette - Decemeber 26, 2011  


HARRINGTON Agnes May (Harrington) Ray

age 95, of Alpine, NY, was born on February 5, 1916 and died on December 24, 2011. She went peacefully in her sleep to be home with her Lord and Savior in Heaven to celebrate Christmas with her family and friends that predeceased her. Mrs. Ray is predeceased by her husband, Clifton H. Ray; sister, Luella Hitchcock; son in law, Clifford Rounds; daughter in laws, Sharon Ray and Beverly Ray and her Aunt, Eldora Mullen. Mrs. Ray is survived by her daughter, Sharon Rounds and her sons, Frederick (Joyce), Clifton and Ira Ray, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families along with many dear friends to give thanks for her life and the strength and joy she brought to each of us. Agnes was the Organist-Pianist for the Alpine Methodist Church for 25 years. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY on Friday, December 30, 2011 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. Her funeral and committal services will be held there following visitation at 7:30 PM. The Rev. Bruce Varner will officiate.  Star Gazette – December 29, 2011


HOUSE Doris (House) Garland

Doris Catherine (House) Garland, age 80, died on December 21, 2011 at Valley West Care in Williams, Calif. Doris was born on July 31, 1931, in Sayre, Pa.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Stewart Garland and her son, Timothy Vernon Garland; as well as her parents, Eugene Gordon House & Lillian Margarite House.  She is survived by her daughters, Judy (Ron) Latham of gilroy, Calif., Penny (Gene) McCrillis of Santa Cruz, Calif., Dorinda (Steve) Olsen of Arbuckle, Calif., and Cindy (Nace III) Miles of Fairfield, Calif.; sisters, Pat McConnell of Bradford, N.Y., Mary Constanino of Florida, Ruth Marshall of Sayre, Pa., Lucille Hatch of Athens, Pa.; brothers, Claude (Butch) House of Florida, Thomas House of Sayre, Pa., and Robert (Bob) House of Dunedin, Fla. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  No services are planned and McNary’s Chapel Woodland is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials or donations may be made in Doris’s name to the Alzheimers Foundation of Northern California.  Sayre Morning Times – December 23, 2011  


HOUSTON F. Jane Lampila

formerly of Smith Street, Was born June 3, 1919 in Ithaca, NY, the daughter of the late Walter and Fanny (Payne) Houston, died  peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital 3rd floor Skilled Nursing Facility on Sunday, December 25, 2011, at the age of 92. Her loving husband, Charles Walter Lampila, predeceased her in 1995. She was also preceded in death by the following family members: brothers, Erwin (Martha), William, Robb (Ila) and Warren Houston; son-in-law, William J. Cusick. She is survived by her loving children: son, David Lampila and daughter, Diane Cusick; adored grandchildren: Dan (Patty) Cusick, William C. (Tara) Cusick, Elizabeth (Jeff) Quick; much-loved great-grandchildren: Rachel Hill, Adrian and Joey Cusick, Jacob Gilly, Bridgett Gilly, Abigail Cusick, and Eva Grace Cusick; beloved great-great-grandsons, Kollin and Kaden Hill; brother, Harvey Houston; sisters, Winnie (Bob) Mace and Martha Houston; sister-in-law, Marion Houston; along with several nieces and nephews. At Jane's request there will be no prior calling hours. A gathering of her family and friends will take place on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Diane (17 Crestview Drive, West Pine City, NY 14871). Jane retired from Chapel Lumber Company after several dedicated years of service as their bookkeeper. She was a very creative person who loved painting, pottery, quilting, weaving, knitting and embroidery. In her quest to learn how to weave, she actually built her own loom from scratch and wove many items for her family and friends. F. Jane Lampila was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who will be dearly missed. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette - December 27, 2011


HOWE Henry Patterson Howe

54 of Tioga, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.  He was born Dec. 30, 1957, in Elmira, N.Y., a son of Paul Jesse and Cora (Walton) Howe. Henry was the husband of Ruthann (Gates) Howe.  He was a self-employed logger and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Henry is survived by his wife, Ruthann; his mother, Cora Howe of Wellsboro; step-sons, Jeffrey (Tammi)) Fitzwater of Columbia Cross Roads; Robert Fitzwater of Herndon, Jason (Crystal) Webster of Wellsboro, Jordy Webster of Wellsboro, a step-daughter, Georgia Fitzwater of Wellsboro; step-grandchildren, T.J., Dylan, Brandon, Tori, Bobby, Elizabeth, Stephanie, Dakota, Garrett, Cassandra, Jenna, Kaytrin; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Joan Howe of Nelson; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Ken Davis of Tioga, Judy and Don Bruner of Springfield, Mo., Marilyn and Roger Wood of Tioga; aunt, Alberta Young; uncle, Fred (Monalee) Johnston; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Paul Jesse Howe in 2006; a brothers, Paul S. Howe and Jesse Howe.  Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 3 p.m., Saturday with the Rev. David Blowers officiating.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 2, 2012


HUNTSINGER Spooky M. (Alberta) Bristol

Age 87 of Elmira, NY died Friday December 30th, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born in Rochester, NY July 17th, 1924, the daughter of the late Ward and Grace (Mantle) Huntsinger. She was predeceased by her only sister, Glenna Lepley, four years ago. Surviving her are her sons: Lanier Bristol of Millerton, PA, Albert "Gary" Bristol of OR, Harlon Bristol of Redfield, NY; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews with numerous special friends including Lillian Koski and Carolyn Wright. Spooky at one time lived and operated the Redfield Hotel in Redfield, NY. After several years she moved to Elmira where she cooked at many area restaurants, including for the many residents of Bethany. She was an avid bowler for her whole life, she loved crafting and was very active in her community. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, December 7th, 2012 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. Funeral and committal services will follow the calling hours at 3:00PM. Lay Pastor John Knapp will officiate. Graveside services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – January 3, 2012


KENNISON Charles A. Kennison, Jr.

WATKINS GLEN: "Lil Ole Gunmaker" Age 71, died December 30, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday, January 7, 2012, from 10am-2pm; with a funeral service at the funeral home following at 2:00pm; burial at Lakeview Cemetery. Chuck is survived by his wife, Cherie; children, Larry (Nancy) Kennison, William (Linda) Kennison, Deborah Simpson, Robert Simpson Jr. (Tiffany), Kenneth (Danielle) Cummings, Lowell "L.J." Cummings Jr.; step-mother, Lorraine Sheesley; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard (Barb) Sheesley, Nancy Boylan, Billy (Bobbie) Sheesley, John (Jackie) Sheesley, Steven (Mary) Sheesley, and Terry Lynn (Eric) Herr; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Known as the "Lil Ole Gunmaker", he raced the number 9x car for over 50 years on dirt tracks all across the country. Chuck worked 20 years at Ithaca Gun, and later Mickey Marollo Racing Engines in Pine City, Stapleton Engines in Elmira, and the Painted Post Car Mart. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004; or Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, c/o "Schuyler Health Foundation, Inc.", PO Box 828, Montour Falls, NY 14865.   Star Gazette – January 1, 2012  

KUHN Margaret E. "Maggie"
Age 92 of Horseheads died, Thurs., Dec. 22, 2011 at Bethany Manor. She was born May 15, 1919 in Olean, NY. She married Henry G. Kuhn (W2IRU) on June 10, 1939, who predeceased her in 2006. They resided in Williamsville, NY until 2004, when they moved to Appleridge. She is survived by her daughter, Lorinda (Francis Harris) Adams; and grandson, Brian Adams, all of Horseheads. Her services will take place privately at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette - December 28, 2011


LAUGHLIN Ruth M. Smith

79, died on Thursday December 29, 2011 at the Taylor Health Care Facility. She was born in Corning, NY on July 1, 1932 the dauther of the late Alexander and Stella Laughlin.  She was a caretaker for many years. She like to write poems and to draw. She was a loving mother.  She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Clarence “Dutch” Smith in 1998, two brothers Walt and Red, three sisters Catherine, Mary and Dorothy.  She is survived by 2 sons Clifford (Luann) Smith of PA., Ben Smith and Brandi of Savona, NY., 3 daughters Debra (Don) Howard of SC., Gwen Bennett of PA., and Stella (Robert) Campbell of Bath, NY one brother Edward (Fran) Laughlin of Beaver Dams, NY and Roger “Buzzy” (Sylvia) Laughlin of Elmira, NY one sister Margaret Arnold of Corning, NY., 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren 2 great great grandchildren many nieces and nephews.  Calling hours are being observed on Friday January6, 2012 from Noon to 2:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where her Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling at 6:00pm with Reverend Sam Stetter Officiating. Burial will be held in Beaver Dams Cemetery.   Corning Leader – January 3, 2012


LEE Mildred Ethel Minier

88, of South Branch, Pa. went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, following a battle with dementia.  Mildred was born March 28, 1923 in New Albany, Pa, the daughter of Raymond and Ethel Lee. Mildred loved doing word searches, puzzles, watching TV, working with wood crafts, and helping with a children's group at her church (Evergreen Christian). In addition, she enjoyed making many trips to California; whether by car seeing on the ground the beauty that God created, or by plane rising above the clouds. Her favorite pastime was being outdoors: mowing her yard, picking up pine needles, raking leaves, and blowing snow.   Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1997.  She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Minier at home and Sylvia Silver and her husband Jon of Hemet, Calif.; her granddaughters, Kristina Silver of Hemet, Calif. and Melissa Silver also of Hemet, Calif.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Mildred's Family with arrangements. A celebration of Mildred's life will be at 11 a.m. held Feb. 4, 2012 at at the Evergreen Christian Church with Pastor Michael Dodd officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Evergreen Christian Church in Mildred's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – December 29, 2011   


MARTZ Ray D. Martz

67, of Sayre, Pa. died on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born on January 8, 1944 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Ward and Sarah Clark Martz.  Ray enjoyed going to and participating in tractor pulls, and flea markets. He loved spoiling his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ray owned and operated a deer processing Business for many years.  He is predeceased by his wife, Donna in 2010, great-grandson James Lynch, infant sister Patty Martz, brother, Gilbert, brothers-in-law, William Spencer and Robert Uhl, and mother-in-law, Marion Uhl. Ray is survived by his children Chuck Martz (Monique Barrineau) of Sayre, Pa., David and Phyllis (Ackley) Martz of Sayre, Pa., and Lisa and Shane Spinner of Barton, N.Y.; grandchildren, Heather Martz (Nicolas La- Plante), Tiffany Lynch (Justen Mitchell), Cassandra Martz (Adam Robets), Andrea Ackley, Kendall Martz (Josh Kelsey), and Connor Martz; great-grandchildren, Lucian LaPlante, and Gabriel Robets; sisters, Shirley Spencer of Ashland, N.Y., and Louise LaPlant of Burlington, Pa.; sisters in-law, Marilyn Martz of Nichols, N.Y., and Diana Shattuck of Corning, N.Y.; and brothers-in-law, John (Christine) Uhl of Waverly, N.Y., and Fred (Janet) Uhl of Va.; special grandnephew, Austin Spencer; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.   A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2011, at 11am at the Athens Wesleyan Church, Wilawanna Road, Athens, Pa. with the Rev. David Larson officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Ray’s memory to: Citizens and Northern Bank, 1827 Elmira Street, Athens, Pa. for a Trust Fund that has been established to help care for his son Chuck.  Sayre Morning Times – December 30, 2011 


McDONALD Pastor Thomas J. McDonald, Sr.

77, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday December 21, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Marilou Mc- Donald; his five children, Dr. Thomas, Jr. and Robin McDonald, Mary Genevieve and Robert Beirne, Timothy and Jennifer McDonald, Daniel and Kathleen McDonald, Edward “Ted” and Amy McDonald; his 12 grandchildren, Megan, Melissa, Cristyn, Timothy, Jr., Matthew, Sarah, Mary Kathryn, Daniel, Jr., Edward “Joe” Jr., John, James, Erin; his sister, Elizabeth Cuff; sister in-law, Jane McDonald; many nieces, nephews; his associate Pastors and congregation. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph McDonald; and brother-in-law, Patrick Cuff. Mr. McDonald was born on November 7, 1934 in Dunmore, Pa., the son of the late Joseph Patrick and Genevieve (Roche) Mc- Donald. Upon earning his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Scranton he began his career in the defense and aerospace industry. First, working at Martin-Marietta and later IBM, Owego where he retired after 24 years of service. After retirement he continued on to earn his Masters Degree and Doctorate in Business Management and founded McDonald Consulting, his firm which counseled numerous aerospace companies. Throughout his life though, his true passion was serving Jesus Christ. In 1983, he and his wife began Gateway Ministries, and later established the Sword and the Spirit Christian Fellowship. He oversaw construction of the church and served there as Senior Pastor. Pastor Tom also authored two books; Suddenly and The Separation. The focus of his ministry was to disciple young men and women.   A Funeral Service will be held at the Sword and the Spirit Christian Fellowship, 39 Dickinson Rd., Owego, N.Y. 13827 on Wednesday December 28, 2011, at 11:00am. Interment will follow on the church grounds. Family and friends are invited to visit at the Sword and the Spirit on Tuesday December 27, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial contribution in his memory to the Sword and the Spirit Christian Fellowship Building Fund.  “and we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28    Corning Leader – December 24, 2011


MONTE Leiber John "Lee"

Age 84, formerly of Burdett NY and Elmira NY, and recently residing at the Bath VA Nursing Home, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Leiber John was born in Wilkes Barre, PA on August 19, 1927, the son of Nicholas and Gaitana Villano Monte. The Monte family moved to Granville Summit PA, where Lee spent his childhood and received his primary education. After moving to Elmira, Lee attended Southside HS. Leiber served with the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a gunner on a B29 bomber crew, and later served in the military police. After an honorable discharge, Lee attended Elmira College and Cornell University, where he earned his accounting degree. Leiber moved home to Elmira and founded the El Monte Inn, which was later owned and operated by his brother, Joseph G Monte. Lee married the late Francis Parks Monte, and together they operated Leiber's accounting practice, a beef cattle farm in Burdett NY which he called "Hillside Acres", and the former Coach and Carriage grocery in Catherine NY. For much of his life, Leiber was very active in the Democratic Party in Schuyler County, and once ran in the Democratic primary for the NY State Senate against longtime local incumbent William Smith of Big Flats NY. Leiber is survived by his sisters Kathryn D Monte and Paula "Polly" Monte Chapman of Elmira NY, a sister-in-law Dorothy Cronk Monte of Horseheads, several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and numerous cousins, long-time friends, and comrades at the VA in Bath NY. He is predeceased by his beloved parents, Nicholas and Gaitana Villano Monte, his sisters Lucy Neidszwski, Manuella Muccigrosso, Carmella "Millie" Colton, and Antoinette "Toni" Monte, and by his brother Joseph G Monte. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Leiber's Funeral Services on Saturday January 14 , 2012 at 1 PM at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Monte. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery in Wilkes Barre, PA at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Leiber through memorials to THE Resident Activities Fund C/O The Bath VA Nursing Home Bath, NY 14810.   Star Gazette – January 1, 2012 


MORGAN Michael Lee "Mike" Morgan

51, of Winter Haven, FL, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at his residence.  Formerly of Okeechobee for fifteen year, he had been a resident of Winter Haven for the past fifteen years. He was a member of the Florida Fly Wheelers (antique tractors).  He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Brenda Medders of Winter Haven; three sons: Joe Morgan, Bo Keezer and Billy Basden, all of Winter Haven; his daughter, Jennifer Morgan of St. Petersburg; two grandchilsdren, Abby and Jacob Morgan; three brothers: Steve (Wanda) Morgan, Jim Morgan and Gordy (Missy) Morgan, all of Okeechobee; and four sisters, Wanda (Curtis) Morgan of North Carolina; Cindy (Sam) Crouch of Virginia; Linda (Donnie) Weir of Okeechobee; and Sharon (Claude) Poirer, of Okeechobee.  Mike also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.  Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian (Yaggie) and Audley Morgan; and his sister, Kathy Riley. Funeral services were held at his residence in Winter Haven on December 12, 2011. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association. Arrangements were under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, Okeechobee, FL.    Canton Independent Sentinel – December 24, 2011    


MURPHY Carole A. (Murphy) McCarthy

Died unexpectedly after a short illness on Tuesday, December 27, 2011.  Carole was born in Atlantic City, raised in Binghamton and Elmira by the late William Murphy and Eleanor (Newman) Murphy. She is survived by husband, Thomas of Ithaca, their three sons, John (wife Pamela, children Aidan and MacRae) of Ithaca, Craig (and son Justin) of Ithaca and Michael (wife Valérie) of Paris, France. Carole is also survived by siblings, Patricia Dooley (children Maureen and John) of Elmira, Regina Werry (husband Bill and sons Richard, Edward, Patrick and Paul) of Green Bay, VA and brother, Paul Murphy (wife Tammy and daughter Darby) of Hammond, LA. In addition to her parents, Carole is predeceased by brother Richard. A devoted mental health professional in Ithaca, Carole received her Master’s in Social Work from Syracuse University. She was highly respected in the Ithaca mental health community and was passionately committed to developing her skills as a therapist through on-going personal research and study outside her private practice. In addition to working with individuals and couples as a therapist, Carole was determined to share her skills to help the Ithaca community by working for years as a volunteer trainer at Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service. In addition to her professional life, Carole was a great lover of art, cinema, interior decoration and animals and had a great fondness for all things French. Carole's memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 3 from 11 am to 1 pm at Bangs Funeral Home at 209 W. Green St. in Ithaca. Carole's family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent in Carole's name to Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service, 124 E. Court St., Ithaca, NY. or Tompkins County SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca.  Star Gazette – December 31, 2011   

MYER Reba Naumam
92, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, December 24, 2011 at the home of her daughter in Freeville, NY. Born May 3, 1919, in Bird-in-hand, PA, she was the daughter of Ira and Nettie Landis Myer. On May 6, 1961, in Yorks Corners, NY, she married Daniel P. Nauman, who survives. She and Mr. Nauman owned and operated a dairy farm in Ulysses Township for many years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Valley Christian Church in Westfield, PA. Surviving besides her husband, Daniel, are: three sons, Benjamin (Mary Jane) Newcomer of Lake Wales, FL, Glenn (Lisa) Newcomer of Elmira, NY, and Lynn (Sue) Newcomer of Emporium, PA; two daughters, Joyce (Harold) Lefever of Elmira, NY and Sharon (Larry) Cleek of Freeville, NY; a step-son, Jesse (Sandra) Nauman of Ulysses; four step-daughters, Janet (Charles) Ness of Skippack, PA, Jeanette (Donald) Miller of Ulysses, Mildred (Fred) Hershey of Lancaster, PA, and Margaret (Marcus) Thomsen of Millersville, PA; 33 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; a brother, Floyd (Patricia) Myer of Leola, PA; a sister, Ruthie (Abe) Lefever of Lititz, PA; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Benjamin F. Newcomer in 1956; two step-sons, David Nauman and Jonathan Nauman; four brothers; and four sisters. Friends may call at the Zion Christian Assembly, Ulysses, PA on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 1:00 PM. Her son-in-law, Pastor Larry Cleek, will officiate. Burial will be in Landisville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Penn-York Camp, 266 Northern Potter Road, Ulysses, PA 16948. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Star Gazette - Decemeber 26, 2011

NORTON Julia Ann

Elmira: Age 52, died at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, December 23, 2011. Julia was born January 27, 1959, a daughter of William J. and Mary (Pearson) Norton. She is predeceased by her sister Kathleen Norton Leach. In addition to her parents Jule is survived by her husband William R. Norton; children, with their spouses, Gary P. and Lynsay Norton of Chandler AZ; Becky L. and Rodney Lewis of Harrison Valley PA, Elizabeth A. and Miles Burguess of Elmira Heights, Teresa L. and Joshua Hobler of Elmira, Tiffany L. and Steve Hahn of Salina KS; twelve grandchildren; siblings, with their spouses, Robert and Michelle Norton of Elmira, William and Susan Norton of Lowman, Pierce and Anita Norton of Florida, Patricia and Larry Coughlin of Wellsburg, Bonnie and Daniel Flynn of Caton, Carol Marie and Vic Finch of Kansas; brother-in-law Robert Leach of Vermont; mother-in-law Rosemary Brown of Elmira; brother-in-law Joseph Brown; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jule, without question, always put others before herself. Her family meant everything to her and her grandkids always kept her smiling. Her spirit was kind, beautiful, and infectious. She made the bad times seem better and good times great. She brought excitement and joy to so many lives and she will always be remembered as the best daughter, Mother, Grandma, sister, and friend anyone was blessed to know. Family and friends are invited to Glad Tidings Christian Life Church, 116 Breesport Road, Horseheads, on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – December 24, 2011  

Betty Jane Parker Pettit
81, died on December 25,2011, after a period of declining health.  Betty was born in Sebring, Pa., on April 26, 1930, the eldest daughter of Russell and Mary Loundenslager Parker. Betty’s elementary education was received in Liberty, Pa. She then graduated from Clarks Summit-Clarks Green High School. She furthered her education at Sayre High School with a post graduate course in Business. After graduation she went to work as a secretary at American Brake Shoe in Sayre, then later worked at the same position at Kasco Mills in Waverly. The last 29 years of her employment were spent as a stenographer with the Waverly School District, from which she retired.  Betty and her late husband Bill were married in 1954. They celebrated 43 happy years of marriage together until his passing in 1997.  Their family of three sons, Rusty, Randy and Ricky, although a handful at times, were the loves of her life. During the time when her son’s were involved with sports, her years were spent as a volunteer in their athletic programs.  Betty had been a member of the Waverly Presbyterian Church since 1957. She was a lifetime member of the Waverly American Legion Auxiliary and their Last Wives Club. Betty delivered Meals on Wheels for Tioga County and also volunteered at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre. Betty loved playing cards, dominos and the slots with her close friends. Betty also had a real passion for the game of golf and was at one time a member at Shepard Hills C.C. and Tomasso’s Golf Course.  Betty is survived by her loving sons; William (Rusty) and Penny of Elkland, Pa, Randy and Kathy of Waverly and Rick and Debbie of Jacksonville, Ill.; sisters, Shirley Creedon and Wilma (Robert) Miller; and brother, Arnold Parker. She is also survived by three grandsons, Shawn, Chris and Taylor; two step-granddaughters, Shannon (Tom) Bubniak and Tara Green; one step-great granddaughter, Kiley Marie; along with numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends she made over the years.  Betty was predeceased by husband William (Bill), parents Russell and Mary Parker and brother Leonard.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 11 a.m. -12 p.m., (Noon) Thursday, December 29, 2011, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Betty's life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Dale C. Francis honoring her memory at 12 p.m. (Noon). Aspecial tribute to Betty's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Ave., Waverly, New York 14892. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York.  Sayre Morning Times - December 28, 2011


PATTON Charles B. "Chuck" or "Charlie"

Age 68, of Elmira, NY, died after a courageous battle with cancer January 2nd, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Sayre, PA on April 24th, 1943 the son of the late Robert and Lela (Felton) Patton. He was a good-looking man who was very smart, proud, strong, and had a heart of gold. He married his high school sweetheart, Billie. Together they shared a wonderful and loving 50 plus years of marriage and were blessed with 4 smart and beautiful children, Billie Sue (Richard) DeMott, David Charles (Laurie), Barbara Ann (Jason) Davies, Brett James (Karen); 7 grandchildren, Eric A., Matthew C. (Candice), Brian L., Kevin M. DeMott, Ryan D., Erin E. Patton and Tyler L. Burgett; and 3 great-grandchildren, Nassier and Anthony Harriel, Matthew Charles DeMott Jr.; brother, Bobby (Ginny) Patton; sister, Sue Ann(Miles) Tracy; brother and sister-in-law and good friends, Mike and Diane Hess; sister-in-law, Linda L. Kennedy; brother-in-law, Dick Grier; sister-in-law, Beth Patton; and many nieces and nephews. Charlie was predeceased by his parents, Robert A. and Lela M.; sister, Marion Grier; and brother, Wayne. Charlie had numerous career ventures before becoming an Apprentice Electrician of the I.B.E.W. Local #139 in 1963. Charlie entered the apprenticeship program of Local #139 in June of 1963. He served on the apprenticeship committee in 1968. He was an apprentice instructor from 1969 to 1978. He was elected President of Local #139 in 1980 and was elected Business Manager in 1983. As Business Manager of Local #139, Charlie quickly became familiar with day-to-day operations of the office. In the late 80's and early 90's, Charlie took the first steps in organizing. He organized the experienced electricians from the non-union contractors in the area. He appointed a full-time organizer/assistant Business Manager. Also in the early 90's, as administrator of the Local #139 Health and Benefit Fund, he was instrumental in establishing the personal account plan and through the years found more benefits the members were able to use from their accounts. As local #139 Financial Secretary, Charlie took an active role investing Local #139 monies at various local banking institutions, which helped bring many union jobs to the area and helped Local #139 members plan for their financial future. Charlie's commitment to organized labor did not stop at the Local Union level. He was Secretary Treasurer of the Southern Tier Building Trades Council for 15 years. He served on the Board of directors for Southern Tier Economic Growth (STEG) for 15 years. He was Chairman of the New York State Workers Association since 1993. He was Vice President of the New York State Workers Assoc. since 1997. He was also on the board of Directors for the Elmira Economic Development Zone (Empire) for 10 years. In addition, Charlie openly supported all area and regional labor friendly political candidates and urged all Local #139 members to vote. In his retirement years, Charlie improved his golf game, spruced up the homestead, and kept in touch with all the friends he has made through the years. A celebration of Charlie's life with family and friends will be held noon to 4:00 p.m. January 21st, 2012 at Tomasso's, 398 County Rt. 60, Waverly, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Charles Patton's name to the Stray Haven Animal Shelter, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892 or the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Expressions of sympathy can be sent through A very special "Thank You" to all the nurses at the Falck Center who cared for Charlie as well as the kind staff of the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care.   Star Gazette – January 4, 2012 


PUGH James D. Pugh
of Washington Park, Tunkhannock, PA died at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. He was born in Edwardsville on June 19, 1939 son of the late James D. and Dorothy Elsie Broomfield Pugh.  Jim was a graduate of Edwardsville High School class of 1957. He was a Navy veteran of 20 years serving in Naval Aviation as a flight engineer. He served in Vietnam doing one tour as a Naval Advisor and 10 years in the Naval Reserve. He retired from Proctor & Gamble in Mehoopany in 1978 after 20 years of service. He was a member of Franklin Lodge # 263 F&AM in Laceyville.  Jim was preceded in death by brothers, William and David Pugh and a sister Dottie Jones.  Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Christine Kinnaugh Voorhees Pugh; sons, David and wife, Hope Pugh of Tunkhannock, James of New Albany, OH, Michael Voorhees of Meshoppen, Kevin and wife, Roxie Voorhees of Coney Island, NY; daughters, Barbara Ann Pugh of Laceyville and Janine Pugh of Tunkhannock; grandchildren, Edie and Mike Voorhees, Georgina Pugh, Danny and Kaleigh Mayer.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with Fr. Richard J. Polmounter, Pastor of the Church of the Nativity BVM in Tunkhannock. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 4 p.m. until the time of service.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier - December 28, 2011

ROUSE Donald W. Rouse

age 77 of Sebring, FL and Addison, NY died Sunday, December 25th, 2011 at Highlands Regional Hospital in Sebring, FL. Donald was born July 10, 1934 to Harold and Idabell Rouse in Addison, NY. He was a veteran of the US Navy and attended Corning Community College. He retired from Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, NY. He is survived by his wife, Mary; one daughter, Patricia (Richard) Davis, Corning, NY; two sons, Donald (Ona) Rouse, Painted Post, NY and Daniel Rouse, Hornell, NY; one sister, Doris (Paul) Bartoo, Savona, NY; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Donald enjoyed playing cards, golfing and spending time with his loving family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY, on Monday, January 2, 2012 from 5-8 PM. A memorial service will be held 11:00AM on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY with Father Patrick Connor officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.    Star Gazette – December 29, 2011


SOLANO Rosarie Lewis

88, of Pittston, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 in Hospice of the VNA at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre.  Born in Pittston on April 29, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Rose Ross Solano.  She was a graduate of Pittston High School and was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.  Rosarie was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by family and friends.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Lewis; son-in-law, Richard Musto; brothers, Joseph and Frederick Solano; sister, Anna Marie Argento.  Surviving are her daughter, Rosarie Musto, Pittston Township; sons, Jack Lewis and his wife Betty, Towanda, Bob (Stretch) Lewis and his wife Mary Ruth, Pittston, and Thomas Lewis and his wife, Josephine, Binghamton, N.Y.; brother, Francis X. Solano, Pittston Township; sisters, Louise Rizzo, N.Y. and Rita Zangardi, Pittston; grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.   Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston. Interment in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at the funeral home.   Towanda Daily Review – January 4, 2012


STONE Leonard T. “Pebble” Stone

58, of 133 S. Thomas Ave. Sayre, Pa., died Thursday evening, December 22, 2011, at his home following declining health.  He was born October 8, 1953, in Binghamton, N.Y., the son of the late Norman and Betty Brown Stone. “Pebble” as he was known by his family and friends was a graduate of Athens Area High School class of 1971 and later attended Delhi University.  He worked as a general contractor for 10 years and was later employed by G.E. Rail Car for 35 years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. In earlier years, Pebble played in several area bands. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was a social member of the Sons of Italy and the Catholic War Veterans Post in Sayre.  Leonard enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, music and attending Blue Grass Festivals.  He is survived by: his daughters, Sarah Vogell and husband Travis of Athens; grandchildren, Caroline and Eli Vogell; step daughter, Traci Wagner of Allentown, Pa.; step son, Aaron Dickson, his wife Kim, and their son Thomas of Athens; sister, Connie Stone Guiles of Sayre; nieces, Tracy McCutcheon and husband Chris of Sayre and Lindsey Scanlan and husband John of Philadelphia, Pa., and nephew, Todd Maynard and wife Libby of Columbia, SC.   The funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at noon at the Alteri Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa. with Rev. Andrea Baldyga, Rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre officiating. Interment will be later in the Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Wednesday morning at the funeral home.  The family suggests that contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840 in Leonard T. Stone’s memory.  Sayre Morning Times – December 24, 2011  


TAYLOR Kathleen P. Deuel

71, of Addison, NY, died unexpectedly Tuesday December 27, 2011, in her home.   She was born in Corning, NY, on June 12, 1940.  She was the daughter of the late Mervin and Helen (Mathews) Taylor.  Kathleen (Kay) was a service repair clerk for New York Bell Telephone/NYNEX in the Corning, Elmira, and Binghamton, NY, offices.  In 1991, after 32 years of service, Kay retired.  She enjoyed traveling with her mother, before her passing.  Kay loved spending time at her home on the hill.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and caretaker.  Kay is survived by two sons: Alan Parvel and Robert (Ashley) Deuel III of Addison, NY; three sisters: Jeannie Mowen, Clara Taylor, and Alberta (Sam) Shirey; three brothers: Leslie (Ann) Taylor, William (Pam) Taylor, and James Taylor; grandson Dylan Deuel, granddaughters: Bristol Deuel and Shayla Atkins; stepson Russell Deuel; and her dog Scooter.  She was predeceased by her sister Merva Hall, brother, Richard Taylor, and grandson Braxton Deuel.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.   Corning Leader – December 30, 2011 


THRASHER Thelma Mae Sutton

age 93, of Wayne, NY died Wednesday December 21, 2011 at the home of her son Robert.  Honoring the family wishes there will be no calling hours.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830-3657 or to the Wayne Fire Dept., P.O. Box 91, Wayne, NY 14893.  Thelma was born April 15, 1918 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late George S. and Clara Noss Thrasher.  She graduated from Athens High School in 1936, and continued her education with classes from Penn State. On Jan. 2, 1942 in Baltimore, MD she married the late Ernest R. Sutton; who died on July 8, 1982.  A seamstress all her life, she was awarded the “Rosie the Riveter” pin during World War II while working for Blue Swan Mill Clothing Manufacturer in Athens, PA.  Living in New York since 1957, she retired from Michael Stearns Clothing, in Penn Yan, NY, in the mid-1970’s.  A loving mother and grandmother she enjoyed crochet, and was an avid reader.  She is loved and will be dearly missed by her son Robert D. (Mary F.) Sutton with whom she made her home; a daughter Beverly J. (Donald) Wilcoxen of Canton, IL, 2 daughters in law Mrs. Frank (Odessa) Thrasher of Williston, FL, and Mrs. Larue (Diane) Sutton of Wayne; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many great great grandchildren; with thanks to a special grandchild Sarah Webster for her loving care; a sister Betty Murry of Oklahoma City, OK; a brother in law Bob Smitt of LaPorte, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband she was pre-deceased by 3 children; son Larue Sutton in 1990, daughter Shirley Ann Hawkins in 2007 and son Frank Thrasher in 2011.   Corning Leader – December 25, 2011   


TYLER Agnes “Aggie” Annette Tyler

born on September 11, 1942 in Nashua, New Hampshire, died peacefully and gratefully in her sleep at the age of 69, at her home on Townsend Avenue in Corning, New York, on December 18, 2011 at 4:17 AM, following a courageous battle with lung cancer, with her devoted brother, Charlie, at her side.  Aggie was predeceased by her lifelong companion, Donald Blackwell, her beloved sister Mary, and her parents Leonard A. Tyler and Pauline C. Tyler. She is survived by brothers Charles Edward Tyler of Glen Rock, New Jersey (and his wife, Marcy) and Leonard Tyler Jr. of New Berlin, New York (and his wife Jean); and sister, Carol Hinrich of San Jose, California (and her husband, Gary). She also leaves behind her nephew, Patrick Flores – son of sister, Mary – (and his wife, Martha) of Dundee, New York, and their children, six great nieces and nephews. Her niece, Melanie Travis, daughter of sister Mary, survives her, as well, and resides in Norwich, New York, along with three more great nieces and nephews. Her devoted companion of the last several years, Alfred Baccile, resides in Horseheads, New York. Last but not least, she leaves behind her best friend and cat, Velvet Olivia, settled in her new home, loved and well cared for, as Agnes would have wished.  Raised in Norwich, New York, Aggie attended South New Berlin Central School in South New Berlin, New York. Throughout her High School years, she was Class Treasurer, member of The National Honor Society, and member of the Senior Band where she played the French Horn. Her mother enjoyed telling people that the only reason Agnes was in the band was because they needed someone to fill out the ranks. She was also a member of the NYS Historical Society, “The Yorkers”, and graduated from High School with high honors in 1960.  In September of 1960, Agnes enrolled in The University of Buffalo School of Nursing. Always believing “girls just want to have fun”, she did just that! In 1962, she left U of B and in the Fall, enrolled in The Corning Community College, School of Nursing, graduating in 1964 with an Associate's Degree in Nursing.  The day after graduation, she began her nursing career at Corning Hospital. While there, she worked as Staff Nurse on a Surgical Unit, as well as Intensive Care and Pediatrics. Later on, she was Evening and Night Supervisor, and prior to retiring, was Assistant Director of Nursing, as well as Staffing Coordinator. Throughout her days at Corning Hospital, Agnes was beset with one grave illness after another, beginning with her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 1975, leading to her eventual and premature retirement in August of 1977.  Agnes had many friends but was essentially a private person who loved to read and enjoy her computer, and inevitably became an avid Home and Garden fan. She was also a member of Elks Lodge 1071.  Agnes will be remembered for so many things, but mostly for her generosity, wonderful sense of humor, and positive attitude, always seeing only the “full half of the glass”. She was fond of saying “when you stop laughing, you stop living”.  It was both their wishes that Agnes should be laid to rest beside her beloved Donny in Chapel Knoll Cemetery. It is the wish of her Family that for now, there will be no calling hours. In 2012, the specific date for which has yet to be determined and subsequently announced in The Corning Leader newspaper, there will be the final internment and a graveside ceremony. Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning is handling the arrangements.  The Family wishes to express their immense gratitude to her loving friends, Pam and Joanie, as well as Southern Tier Hospice, for their loving care of our sister, and requests that condolences be expressed by way of donations to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, The American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Rd. North, Rochester, NY 14609 or to a charity of one’s choice.  Corning Leader – January 1, 2012


Van MARTER Willis J. "Bill"

Corning, NY: Willis J. "Bill" Van Marter, age 81, of Corning, New York, died on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at home. He was born on June 27, 1930 in Syracuse, the son of Willis R. and Marjorie (Howell) Van Marter. Bill was a life member of the Corning VFW and the Campbell American Legion. He was a member of the Penn Yan Moose and the Corning Marconi Lodge. Bill was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean Conflict, received the Purple Heart and was a survivor of the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, and a life time member of the Chosin Few Fraternity of Honor. Bill was a member of the 32nd Infantry Regiment Association, Korean War Veterans Association, and the 7th Infantry Division Association. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine "Peggy" Van Marter; children, Willis Van Marter of Syracuse, Jason Van Marter of Pleasant Valley, NY, Kevin Van Marter of Syracuse, Dennis Van Marter of Waterloo, Deborah Tuffley of Syracuse, Denise Van Marter of Syracuse, and Christy Tyrrell of Pulaski, NY; brothers, Richard (Sandy) Van Marter and Edward (Judy) Van Marter, all of Liverpool, NY; step-children, Lisa Curtin of Syracuse, David (Tanya) Tubbs of Charleston, SC, Dale (Dawn) White of Bakersfield, CA, Paul White of Wayland, Tom (Angie) White of Corning, and Steven (Barb) White of Palmer, MA; and several nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his son, Brian Van Marter in 2009 and sister, Patricia Yafchak. It was Bill's wish that there be no funeral services. Those wishing may make donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements are with Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, Corning, NY.   Star Gazette – December 24, 2011

WEISBROD Catherine Weisbrod
46, of Westfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 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 - Decemeber 26, 2011

WELLMAN Kay Wellman Tobey
ODESSA: 58, of Odessa, NY, died peacefully at home after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, James Tobey; son, Justin (Crystal) Tobey of Brooktondale; brothers, Craig (Marge) Wellman of King Ferry, Loren Wellman of Montour Falls; brother-in-law, Gerald Tobey of Watkins Glen; and grand-daughter, Mya Tobey; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Clara Wellman; brothers, Lloyd Wellman and Leonard Adams; and sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Don Fisher. A celebration of her life will be held at the Odessa Wesleyan Church, 304 Church St. in Odessa, at 11:00am on Saturday, December, 31, 2011. She enjoyed gardening, baby sitting and children, dogs, camping, crafts, sewing and her home. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to her church; or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830; or ALS Assoc. of Upstate New York, 890 Seventh North Street, Ste. 108 Liverpool, NY 13088.   Star Gazette - Decemeber 26, 2011  


WILLIAMS Josephine Williams Eichorn

96, died peacefully on December 20, 2011. She was born on March 18, 1915 in Hackensack, NJ and grew up in Bogota, NJ. She graduated from Elmira College in 1937 with a degree in Mathematics and taught school in New York City before marrying James V. Eichorn of Elmira, NY in 1941. She lived most of her life in Elmira before moving to Keuka Lake full time in 1974.  She was active in the Home Bureau in Elmira and a longtime volunteer for the Town of Wayne, NY where she was a member of the Planning Board. She loved Keuka Lake and participated for many years in the Keuka Lake Association water sample collection program to help ensure the Lake was healthy and being maintained properly. She was a charter member of the Keukauna Ladies Club.  She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Emma and Roger Williams and by her sister and brothers Mary Williams Wells, Roger Williams and John Williams, and son-in-law Richard F. Wallen. She is survived by her children James V (Cornelia) Eichorn Jr of Akron, OH, Susan E Wallen of Lititz, PA, Thomas N (Maryanne) Eichorn of Pittsburgh, PA and sister-in-law Dorothy Williams of Topsham, ME.  She is also survived by grandchildren Peter (Kelly) Eichorn of Austin, TX, Matthew Eichorn of Chicago, IL, Bryon Eichorn of Pittsburgh, PA, Laura Eichorn of Burlington, VT, Stephanie (Chris Fort) Wallen-Fort of Logan Twp, NJ, and Gaye (John) Pieters of Swedesboro, NJ. She has 7 great grandchildren.   Funeral arrangements are being handled by The LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main Street, Hammondsport, NY. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00AM-Noon on January 7, 2012 with a short service to follow. Private interment will take place at The Pleasant Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to either the Keuka Lake Association, Clinton Crest Manor Activities Fund in Penn Yan, or Elmira College Office of Development in Elmira, NY.    Corning Leader – December 30, 2011 


? Darla R. Pond

(September 02, 1965 - December 14, 2011)

age 46, 102 W. Pine Street, Waverly, New York died on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at her home in Waverly, New York.  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a future date in the Morning Times by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.   Birth Date: September 02, 1965   Birth Place: Lancaster, Pennsylvania.   Sayre Morning Times – December 15, 2011


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