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ALLEN Mary A. Titsworth

Died on January 22, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Born on December 2, 1927, she was the daughter of Fred and Lena Olen Allen. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, George Hall; brothers, Gene and Jack Allen; sister, Evelyn Myers; and grandson Jeff Gattoni. Surviving is her husband of 31 years Boyd Titsworth Jr. of Elmira, NY; her children, Bonnie & Michael Garner of California, Georgia Salter of California, Gene & Lisa Hall of Georgia and Judd & Laura Hall of California; her stepchildren, Linda & Bill Peters of Georgia, Connie Smith of Millport, NY, Dodi Cullen of Horseheads, NY, Denny Titsworth of Chemung, NY and Tammy & Larry Beck of Elmira Heights, NY; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great- great grandchildren; sisters, Vera Secrest, Cheryl & Dick Daniels, Bernie Dillan, and Jennie & Louie Elliott; sister-in-law Mary Allen. Family and friends are invited to attend Mary's Memorial Service at the Arnot Chapel at Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 N. Main St., Elmira, NY on January 29th 2012 at 3:00 p.m.  Star Gazette – January 26, 2012  


AVERY Gary F. Avery

65, of Goose Creek and husband of 44 years to Linda J. Avery, entered eternal rest on Jan. 18, 2012 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.  Gary was born Aug. 12, 1946, a son of the late Dale H. Avery and Dorothy F. Stiles of Troy, Pa. He was a 1964 graduate of Troy High School, Troy, Pa., and a graduate of Trident Technical College, North Charleston. Gary is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He worked at the Charleston Naval Shipyard for several years before starting his business, Avery's Sod and Landscape. Later he became owner/operator of Avalanche Trucking.  Gary loved to hunt on his mother's farm in Pennsylvania. He was an avid NASCAR fan and working every day was his passion.  Gary belonged to the American Legion Post 49. He also was a member of the Old Covert Church, Armenia Mountain, Troy, Pa.  Gary is survived by his dedicated mother, Dorothy F. Stiles, step mother in-law, Glenda Avery, Ephrata, Pa.; in-laws, Wilbur and Marjorie Morse, Canton, Pa.; loving children: Marla (Teddy) Harvey of Lebanon, S.C. and Beth (Nick) Crofut of Grand Ledge, Mich.; three grandchildren, Trey Harvey, Lebanon, S.C., Emily and Jacob Crofut, Grand Ledge, Mich. Three sisters-in-law Christine Avery, Dayton, Ohio, Judy (John) Banks of Henderson, Nev. and Vickie Byko, Clemson, S.C.; brother-in-law Jim Morse, Summerville, S.C.; several cousins, nieces, nephews and his beloved dog, Riley. Gary was preceded in death by his two brothers Garth and Greg Avery; his uncle Don Avery; and his grandparents. The family wishes to extend gratitude to Dr. James Orcutt and staff for their kindness and support. Also, Odyssey Hospice for their tremendous care giving services. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at St. James United Methodist Church, 512 St. James Boulevard, Goose Creek, S.C. Contributions can be made in Gary's memory to St. James Methodist Church or Odyssey Hospice, 5965 Core Road, Suite 603, North Charleston, SC 29406. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society, 11 Cunnington Ave., Charleston, S.C., phone (843) 722-2555.  Towanda Daily Review – January 25, 2012  


BOINSKI Kenneth R. Boinski

83, of Dunnellon, Fla., died on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.  Born April 20, 1928, in Blossburg, Kenneth lived in West Palm Beach, Fla., for 27 years where he enjoyed his career as a body shop manager for Wallace Ford, Inc., of Delray Beach, Fla. After retirement, Kenneth and his beloved wife, Esther J. (Raplee) Boinski, moved to Little Elm, Texas, where Kenneth enjoyed the game of golf and his wife's companionship. Upon the death of his wife, Esther, on Jan. 13, 2009, Kenneth returned to Florida to reside with his nephew, Michael A. Rumsey and wife, Diane (Austin) Rumsey.  Kenneth is survived by a brother, Charles Boinski and three sisters, Martha Aston, Rose Mahosky, Janice Lindquist, all of Blossburg, along with many loving nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – January 27, 2012 


BORDEN Margaret Alice Butler

age 64, of West Spruce Street, Corning, NY died Monday, January 23, 2012 at Corning Hospital. Marge was born in Corning on July 16, 1947, to Donald and Thelma (Christian) Borden.  She married Brand Butler in 1967 in Corning.  She had been employed by Home Depot in Painted Post.   Marge loved camping and her Yorkie dogs.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.  She is survived by her husband Brand; mother, Thelma Borden of Corning; two sons, Brand (Sandra) Butler of Hector and John (Sarah) Hunter of Fenton, MI; sister: Janice (David) Stark of Mt. Morris; brother, Philp (Kathy) Borden of E. Bradford, NY; grandchildren, Sarah (Iain) Butler of Romulus, Amanda (Ben) Huey of Hector, and Zachary Butler of Hector; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Ed (Bonnie) Butler of Elmira.  A memorial service will be held at the Campbell United Methodist Church, 8516 Main St., Campbell, NY on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM.  Corning Leader – January 27, 2012 


BOWMAN Maynard “Sam” Bowman

69, of 143 Shannon Hill Rd., Meshoppen, PA, died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2012 at his home in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County.  Born in Laceyville on Aug. 5, 1942, he was the son of the late Maynard J. Bowman, who died on Sept. 12, 1998, and Minnie V. Hawley Bowman, who died on Sept. 20, 2005. He was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1961. Sam worked as a machinist foreman for Cornell Manufacturing (later named Pendu Manufacturing) for over 25 years, retiring in 2008. He also was a truck driver and a heavy equipment operator for Sam VanDeMark, Burt Smith and Art Shelley. Mr. Bowman thoroughly enjoyed his retirement with his grandsons. They took pleasure in working on and showing antique tractors and engines. In addition, he was a member of Endless Mountains Antique Power Association.  Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Virginia A. Kirk, whom he married on Aug. 24, 1963; daughter, Beth Polovitch of Nicholson; grandsons, Eric Polovitch of Springville and Alex Polovitch of Nicholson; brother, Merton (Mert) Bowman and his wife, Karen of Lawton and his sister, Mary Lee Goodwin of Mehoopany. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial services and interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make donations can do so to the Endless Mountains Antique Power Association, c/o Carl Bedford, 4732 SR 87, Mehoopany, PA 18629.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 26, 2012 


BRONSON Gary L. Bronson

49 of Tilden Township died in Orwigsburg Center on January 23rd. He was born in Urbana, NY, (Steuben County) and was the son of the late Linwood and Della (Boom) Bronson.   Gary was a graduate of Addison Central High School. He was an avid self-employed farmer, and then worked for Hershey Foods, Luden’s Division in Reading, PA for 10 years. Gary was an avid hunter.  Gary is survived by one brother, Edward Bronson of Rushville, NY, two sisters, Judy Call of Elmira, NY, Carol Cooke of Bath, NY and one niece and nephew as well as several uncles.  He was also predeceased by a brother, Irving Bronson in 1985.  A viewing will be held on Saturday January 28th at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 West Morris Street, Bath, NY 14810 from 1:00-2:30 PM with funeral services to follow at 2:30.  Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, NY.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 265 Spagnoli Road, Suite 2, Melville, NJ, 11747.   Corning Leader - January 25, 2012


CAVALLARO Anthony P. Cavallaro

age 70, of Houghton Circle, Corning, NY, died Sunday, January 22, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Anthony was born in Corning on May 25, 1941, to Bernard and Rose (Piacenti) Cavallaro. He was a graduate of Northside High School (1960) and married Merlyn Naylor on October 28, 1961 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Corning. Anthony served the U.S. Postal Service for 26 years, retiring as Postmaster of Corning, having never missed a day of work. He went on to run the operations of Colonial Coach Estates, a real estate business he owned with his wife for 25 years. Anthony was a true patriot who loved his country and supported our troops, the local American Legion and the VFW. He readily shared his smile and sense of fun and adventure with everyone he had the pleasure of meeting. He welcomed many to his treasured place on Keuka Lake, affectionately referred to as "God's country." A gifted athlete who could also play a mean game of Euchre, Anthony shared these passions with his sons as their greatest supporter during their athletic careers. He cherished his 50 years of marriage to his soulmate, and celebrated this golden milestone with his family in the Bahamas this past October. Anthony leaves his legacy of humility, compassion, faith and generosity to his family and grandchildren, who were the greatest joy in his life, as he was ours. He is survived by his wife, Merlyn; three sons, Michael Cavallaro of Corning, Mark (Angela) Cavallaro of Baltimore, MD, and Todd (Michelle) Cavallaro of Lititz, PA; grandchildren, Anthony, Tylor, Madeline, Lillian, Isabella, Avery, and Kendall; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lucille Cavallaro of Corning, Darlene (Philip) Murphy of Martinsville, VA, Mary Naylor of Painted Post, Dennis Naylor of Corning, Nathan (Cara) Naylor of Largo, FL, William Naylor of Corning; several nieces and nephews; Carolyn Kennedy and many special friends. Anthony was predeceased by his parents and by two brothers, Frank and Joseph Cavallaro; by brother-in-law, Terry Naylor; and sister-in-law, Gail Naylor. Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 27th, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 28th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning.  Star Gazette – January 24, 2012


CHRISTIAN Donald L. Christian Sr.

age 74, of Cayuta, NY, died on Monday, January 23, 2011. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Bible Baptist Fellowship, County Route 14, Alpine, NY on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 10 AM to 12 Noon followed by his funeral service at 12 Noon. The Rev. Bruce Varner officiating. Interment will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery. His children survive Mr. Christian: Joy of Cayuta, Dru of Cayuta, Lois of So. Carolina, Don Jr. of Florida and Marty Cook of Spencer, NY; sisters, Hester (Merle) Watts of Roanoke, VA, Paula Hetrick of Elmira Heights, NY and Joyce (John) Allen of Elmira, NY; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul & Julia Christian; wife, Marcia Cook; and brother, Dennis Christian. Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott, Inc. Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.   Star Gazette – January 26, 2012


COSENZA Margaret Conway

88, died peacefully at Founders Pavilion in Corning on January 16, 2012. Mrs. Conway was born on April 19, 1923, in Middle Village, Queens, New York, as Margaret Lillian Cosenza. She attended elementary school in Middle Village. After moving with her family to Garden City, she attended and graduated from Sewanhaka High School (Class of 1935). In December of 1941, shortly after the United States entered World War II following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Mrs. Conway moved to Washington, D.C., to perform administrative support for the United States Navy. She returned to New York in the spring of 1942 to work for the Air Defense Command at Mitchel Field in Garden City, where she was employed throughout the war years. In 1948, she married Thomas F. Conway, and began raising a family after the birth of their first child in 1950. The Conways owned a hardware store in Garden City from 1959 to 1968, and in 1966 they opened Admiral Travel Agency, which they operated until 1978. Starting that same year, Mrs. Conway began to manage the American Express Travel Agency in Garden City. During this time, she served as president of the Garden City Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the board of directors of the Guide Dog Foundation, and was an active member of several professional organizations, including Soroptimist International and the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women. As part of her job, Mrs. Conway traveled extensively throughout the world, flying on the Concorde to Europe and visiting Japan, Taiwan, Panama, and numerous destinations in the United States. In 1983 she was promoted to the position of Director of Executive Travel Management Services, working in the American Express Headquarters in Manhattan until her retirement in 1991. During her tenure at American Express, she was inducted into the Travel Hall of Fame. The Conways moved to Watkins Glen, New York in 1991 and opened the Seneca Lake Watch Bed and Breakfast. Mrs. Conway became active in the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce, the Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast Association, and the League of Women Voters. Following the death of her husband in 1996, Mrs. Conway continued to operate Seneca Lake Watch by herself, welcoming countless visitors to the Finger Lakes region that she had come to love. She retired in 2000, and moved to Corning in 2005. In addition to being predeceased by her husband, Thomas F. Conway, in 1996, Mrs. Conway is survived by four children and ten grandchildren: Mary Plank of Charlottesville, Virginia, her husband Douglas, and their children Alexander, Nicholas, and Marissa; Thomas Conway, of Bedford, New York, and his children Christian, Thomas, Michelle, and Matthew; Michael Conway, of Massapequa, New York, his wife Maira, and their daughter Michaela; and George Conway, of Corning, New York, his wife Julie, and their children David and Benjamin. A viewing will be held at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., in Watkins Glen on Friday, January 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 21, at 10:00 a.m., with interment following the service at Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen.   Star Gazette – January 19, 2012


COVERT Edward Ryan Covert

77, of Waverly, died Jan. 20, 2011 after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. On that day, he joined his parents and siblings, his daughter Kathleen, and his grandson Ryan in heaven.  Edward Ryan Covert was the son of Gertrude Ryan and Leo F. Covert of Newburgh, N.Y. He served in the U. S. Navy and was employed by IBM Owego for nearly 30 years.  Ryan Covert was a dedicated family man; he was married for over 50 years to his best friend, Lea. He had a passion for golf, FOX news, the New York Yankees, and especially the New York Giants. He loved and served God faithfully through his service and generosity to his church, Habitat for Humanity, LINK and the community.  Edward Ryan is survived by his wife Lea; his daughters and their husbands, Sheri and Glenn Neu, Carole and Matt Noah, Patricia and Ken Corl, Michelle and Mike Simonovich, and Peggy and Doug Bradley. "Poppy" is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael, Chelsea and Jason Simonovitch, Kenny and Jenny Corl, Ashleigh and Shane Bradley, Michelle and Danielle Neu, Nick and Kelly Noah, and Janna Coppage. He is also survived by his brother, Joseph Covert; a sister, Jane Kaleel; a large and loving extended family; and legions of friends that will miss him terribly.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at St. James Catholic Church in Waverly with his dear friend, Father Vincent Langan, officiating. Visiting hours will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the church prior to the Mass. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Guthrie Cancer Center in Sayre, Pa. for their extraordinary love and care for Edward Ryan and his family through this journey. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly N.Y.  Towanda Daily Review – January 22, 2012  


COWLES Richard Cowles

66, died Sunday, January 22, 2012 at E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur. There are no calling hours or funeral services and arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur. Richard was born December 22, 1945 in Elmira, the son of Lee and Sophie Cowles. Richard graduated from Horseheads High School and attended college in Indiana. He married Georgiana Riker on July 20, 1968 in Elmira. He was employed at American Bridge Company and worked for CIVES Steel Corporation in Gouverneur, retiring in 2010 as the plant superintendant. Richard was a past member of the Sons of the American Legion in Elmira Heights and enjoyed woodworking, golf and fishing. Richard is survived by his wife Georgiana, two sons Christopher and Andrew Cowles, a daughter, Karen Cowles, all of Gouverneur, his mother Sophie Cowles of Newport Richey, FL, two brothers Ronald and Barbara Cowles of Haines City, FL, Robert and Jackie Cowles of Newport Richey, FL, a sister, Sheila Cowles of Horseheads, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father. Memorial donations may be made in Richard's memory to Gouverneur Vol. Fire Department or Gouverneur Vol. Rescue Squad.  Star Gazette – January 26, 2012


CRON Alan J. Cron

49, of Zephyrhills, Fla., died January 17, 2012, at his home.  He was born January 8, 1963 in Sayre, Pa., to James Richard and (the late) Barbara Higley Cron.  He is survived by his father, James R. Cron; sister, Karen Cron; three nephews, one niece and many aunts, uncles and cousins including his special aunt, Joyce Goodell.  Al was so proud to serve his country as a Navy seal and always remembered Veteran’s Day. His sense of humor and lusty laugh will be sadly missed. At his request, there are no services.   Sayre Morning Times – January 20, 2012   


DILJAK Paul F. Diljak

84, of Lewisburg, died on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at RiverWoods, Lewisburg. He was born July 14, 1927, in Calumet, Mich., a son of the late Stephen and Mary (Sijak) Diljak. On June 26, 1954, he married Jeannette M. Eppert, who survives. Together they celebrated 57 years of marriage.

After graduating from Paw Paw High School in Paw Paw, Mich., Paul continued his education at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio where he earned a degree in chemistry. Early in his career, Paul worked at Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa for five years. He joined Sylvania as a chemist in 1956 in Towanda. He was then appointed senior engineer in 1960 and was named production engineer of the Tungsten Chemical Department in 1964. Paul became general foreman of that operation in 1966 and since 1971, he has been manufacturing superintendent of the Metallurgical Chemical Department. He retired Nov. 30, 1987. Paul was previously a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda before moving to Lewisburg and becoming a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and being an avid golfer, was a member of the Towanda Country Club.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, David F. and Amy Diljak of Beaver Dam, Wis., Charles "Jerry" and Marcia Diljak of Wayne, N.J. and Daniel S. and Mariann Diljak of Springville; two daughters and sons-in-law Margaret "Peggy" and Phillip Mortensen of Perry Hall, Md., and Teresa and Joseph Pasquariello of Plains; four grandchildren Diana Sweeney, Grace Diljak, Luke Diljak and Paxton Diljak.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Stephen and John Diljak; one sister Peggy Diljak; and four half-sisters, Ann Caroline, Tracy and Catheryn.  Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg. The rosary will be recited at 7:45. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church with his pastor, Rev. Msgr. William M. Richardson, officiating. Burial will follow in the Lewisburg Cemetery.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Paul's memory be made to Sacred Heart Church, 41 South 8th Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837.  Towanda Daily Review – January 25, 2012  


ELLIOTT Shalamar Rose Elliott

Elmira, NY.: Born May 24th, 1984, to Roxanne & Larry Elliott, passed away, Wednesday, January 11th, 2012, at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Shalamar struggled with Cystic Fibrosis and its horrible side effects and lost the battle. Shalamar leaves behind the light of her being- her precious son, Damien Michael. Six short years together hardly seems fair, but in God's plan we must trust. We always hoped for more tomorrows but that was not to be...So many things left undone, so many things left unsaid....The pain and sorrows of the could haves and should haves - will haunt our Souls till the end of time. Take time to reach out to your loved ones and say and do the things you feel need to be said and done. Life is so short and death comes so unmercifully quick and unexpected even when you know it’s not far away. We don't always have tomorrow to rely on. God Bless you, Shalamar, we will forever miss your gentle smile and your specialness... Mom - Dad.   Star Gazette – January 22, 2012 


ERWAY Malissa S. Erway

40, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in her home.  Born December 3, 1971, in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of Gary O. and Rita Lehman Erway.  She was a 1992 graduate of Northern Potter High School. Missy loved country music and was active in Special Olympics.  She was a member of the Ulysses United Methodist Church and served as a volunteer at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.  Surviving are: her parents of Ulysses; two sisters, Nicole (Dennis) Proctor and Angela Erway, both of Bradford, PA; a nephew, Bailey; aunts, uncles, and cousins.  She was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Herman William and Frances Lehman; and paternal grandparents, Clifton and Mary Erway. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 21, 2012 in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. Pastor Nettie Treat will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses United Methodist Church, the Ulysses Library, or the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance Association, Ulysses, PA 16948.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – January 19, 2012    


GATEWOOD James H. (Gator) Gatewood III

age 71, of Oxford, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Georgianna E. Edwards Gatewood. He was born in Upland, PA, the son of the late James H. Jr. and Emma Frances Hill Gatewood. Jim was a devoted member of the Community Bible Fellowship, Broad Street Oxford, PA, donating much of his love and time to the church and his Lord as a strong Christian. Jim is a veteran of the US Army National Guard, serving in the early '60s, a member of Masonic Lodge #477 of Westfield, PA and a Journeyman Plumber for 45 years, retiring from Breeding and Day Mechanical in 2008. He was a dedicated father and gave much of his time for his children, participating in scouts and also serving as scoutmaster for many years for Troop 50 Of Westfield, PA and also as a football coach at Cowanesque Valley, Westfield, PA. Jim loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was an original member of the Hoop 'n Hollow hunting camp in Potter County, PA. He loved football and was a diehard Green Bay Packers Fan, liking to joke that "he has been a follower of Green Bay since they were just cottage cheese". He loved to read novels, especially westerns. In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his 2 sons, Jim Gatewood and wife Michele of Lincoln University, PA and Doug Gatewood and wife Sherri of Knoxville, PA; grandsons, Brandon, Dustin, Andrew and Devin and great grandsons, Carter, Lennon and Braydon; brother, Albert Gatewood and wife Bonnie of Leland, NC; and sisters, Frances Hampshire Gore and husband Donald of Sicklerville, NJ and Mary Lou Gatewood of Somers Point, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Ruffenach Family Funeral Home, 224 Penn Avenue, Oxford, PA 19363, followed by his Life Celebration Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the New London Methodist Church Cemetery, 1010 State Road, New London, PA 19360. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim's name to John Hopkins Hospital, Pancreatic Center, Department of Radiation, Oncology & Molecular Radiation Science, 401 North Broadway, Suite 1440, Baltmore, MD21231-2410.   Star Gazette – January 27, 2012  


GLEOCKLER Richard Calvin Gleockler

age 86, of Forksville, Pa., died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Pa. Dick was born in Forksville, Pa. on Oct. 6, 1925 a son of the late Chester F. and Ada Yonkin Gleockler. He graduated from the Elkland Township Vocational High School, Estella, Pa., a member of the class of 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he graduated from Bloomsburg College in 1950 and earned his MA from Bucknell University in 1954. Dick married the former Alice May Schweinebraten of Meadowlands, Pa. on Aug. 25, 1951. Alice predeceased him on Feb. 8, 1995.  Dick taught Science at the Loyalsock Joint High School, Estella, and later was assistant principal at the Estella High School. He then went to the Wyalusing High School. He was the supervising principal at the North Potter Jointure and was the principal at the Sayre High School. He became a professor at the West Chester College, West Chester, Pa. from which he retired in 1982. He was a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church, Sonestown Post No. 601, Lewisville Lodge No. 556 F. &A.M. Ulysses, Pa. and a member and past president of the Eagles Mere Country Club.  Surviving are a special friend, Elaine Olverd of Nunda, N.Y.; daughters: Alice MayYarnall of West Chester, Cynthia Lynn Hughes of Chantilly, Va., and Ellen Roberts of Homestead, Fla.; sisters Mrs. Rita Tubach of Forksville and Mrs. Shirley Bonnell of Montoursville; sister-in-law Theresa Gleockler of Dushore; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Chester E. Gleockler on October 25, 2000 and Leon C. "Babe" Gleockler on April 1, 2008.  Relatives and friends are invited to a reception in his memory which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at the Eagles Mere Country Club, Eagles Mere, Pa. The family will provide the flowers and memorials are directed to American Cancer Society , Sullivan County Unit., 1948 E. 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Towanda Daily Review – January 27, 2012  


GRAVER Betty R. (Graver) Klein

age 87, of Blossburg, PA, and formerly of Reading, PA, died on Thursday, January 19, 2012 in Broad Acres Health & Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Betty was born on November 12, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Joseph and Ruth Graver. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick John Klein, II.  She enjoyed the role of homemaker in her own home.  Betty is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Frederick (Karen) Klein, III of Blossburg, PA; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Frederick, she was also predeceased by a brother, Billy, and two sisters, Joan and Doris.   In keeping with Betty's wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.   Funeral home obituary – January 21, 2012   


GROVER LeoLa Louise Grover Gill

86, of Inwood, is another angel who has her wings on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.  Born March 13, 1925, in Whitesville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Ira Merrill and Leanora Bell Seger Grover.  She graduated high school in Whitesville, N.Y., and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Genesee, Pa. She had a remarkable gift for oil painting.  She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Leanor Gill-Kear and husband, Kenneth, of Bunker Hill, and Cheryl Nan Gill-Barker and husband, Russell, of Inwood; one son, Gary Marshall Gill and wife, Dianna, of Weatherford, Texas; five grandchildren, Kelinda Schuster and husband, Kevin, Karmon Fanton and husband, Todd, Ryan Barker, Heather Andre and husband, Bradley, and Hayley Barker; and four great-grandchildren, Kyla, Tristan, Riley and Reese.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Francis Gill Jr.; brothers, Clyde, Lloyd, Leon and Keith Grover; and sisters, Luella and Shirley Grover.  Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Brown Funeral Home and from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home in Ulysses, Pa., with memorial service at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Genesee Cemetery in Genesee, Pa.  Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.  The Journal – January 20, 2012    


HANES Donald Philip, Sr.

Gillett PA: Age 55, died at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, January 22, 2012, with his loving family by his side. Don was born in Wellsboro PA November 7, 1956, a son of Harry T. and Miriam (Clark) Hanes. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Bettyjeanne Wood Hanes; son Donald P. Hanes, Jr. of Gillett; daughter Heatherlyn R. Hoose of Gillett with sons, Gavin Thomas and Ander Paul; sister, Katrina Hanes; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lynn and Cathy Hanes with son Matthew; Thomas and Lori Hanes with daughter Alisa; Nathan and Priscilla Hanes; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Don worked as a machine operator at Anchor Glass for nearly 23 years. He was an avid fisherman. Don's best times were those spent with his wife, children, and grandchildren. A service celebrating Don's life will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 708 Lena Place, (corner of Lena Place and Bancroft Road) Elmira. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – January 24, 2012 


HAWLEY Ruth H. Boyd

Ruth Boyd of Craig Road, Pavilion, died peacefully on the morning of Friday, January 20, 2012 at home with her family by her side. Mrs. Boyd was born on April 12, 1934 in East Aurora, New York to the late Howard & Ruth (Becker) Hawley. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, William Boyd; daughters Katherine (Richard) Davis of Pavilion, Debra (Joseph) McGurgan of Horseheads, Linda Boyd-Thompson of CO, Cindy Boyd (Kent Johnson) of Ontario, Ann (Gerald) Sattora of OH; son David Boyd (Nancy Satter) of Webster; grandchildren Jennifer Hammond, Michelle (Chris) Johnson, Ryan and Colleen McGurgan, Brandon and Jordon Boyd and great-grandson James Johnson; brothers Harry, Clayton, Arthur, George, Eddie and Allen Hawley; sisters Lois, Carol, Marguerite; and many nieces and nephews. Family & friends may call at the Cameron Brady & Steuber Funeral Home, 111 Wolcott St. (Rt. 19 South) LeRoy, on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday at the Covington United Presbyterian Church, 1701 Craig Road, Pavilion, NY at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions in Ruth's name may be made to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute or Hospice of Livingston County.  Star Gazette – January 21, 2012 


KELSEY Sharry Ann Kelsey

Was born 9/25/1956, died on 1/5/2012.  Services will be at the Millport Church, Millport, NY on Tuesday, January 17 at 2 p.m.  Star Gazette – January 15, 2012



Formerly of Valley Ave., Horseheads - Was born October 21, 1923 in Elmira, NY the son of the late George and Martha (Hamfelt) Kirkpatrick, died peacefully Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at the Van Duyn Nursing Home in Syracuse, NY at the age of 88. His loving wife, Alice (Lattmere) Kirkpatrick, preceded him in death on August 29, 2002. His brother and sister-in-law, William George and Florence Kirkpatrick; and his sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Robert Losinger, also predeceased him. He is survived by his beloved children, Barbara Kirkpatrick of Syracuse, Kathleen Kirkpatrick of Yonkers, Dr. Daniel (Jeanne) Kirkpatrick of Wadsworth, OH; granddaughters, Jennifer and Shannon; along with several nieces and nephews. Thomas was a faithful member of the Oakwood Avenue United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights. He retired from Collins & Walton Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Inc. after several years of dedicated service. He was also a member of the Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, January 29, 2012, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 2:30 p.m. His nephew, the Reverend Mike Losinger, will celebrate Thomas's service. Memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA 2435, Route #352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Star Gazette – January 27, 2012 


KMITA Marina Kmita Hart

aged 87, formerly of Nichols, N.Y., died Sunday, January 22, 2012, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center after a month-long illness.  Previously a lifelong native of New York state, she had lived at The Huntington in Nashua, N.H., since 2006. Marina Maria Julianna Kmita Hart was born in New York City on November 5, 1924, the only child of Julian Orestovich Kmita and Natalia Alexandrovna (Sinitsyn) Kmita. Her father was a Russian naval officer who fought against the Bolsheviks after the 1917 Revolution, and her mother was the daughter of Lieutenant General Alexander Sinitsyn. Julian and his wife Natalia were forced to flee the Soviet Union in 1923 after the Bolsheviks defeated the “White” Russians. She grew up in the Russian immigrant community of Staten Island, New York, where she graduated from high school. She worked in a munitions factory during part of World War II, then attended New York State College of Agriculture (Cornell Agricultural School) in Ithaca, N.Y., after the war.  While at Cornell, she met her future husband, Merwin K. (Kim) Hart, Jr., in a hike sponsored by the Cornell Outing Club. Kim was a student at Cornell Law School.  Marina was forced to withdraw from Cornell during her senior year, due to the onset of tuberculosis (which had recently taken the life of her mother). Nonetheless, Marina and Kim were married in Ithaca on December 18, 1948, and remained married until Kim’s death in 1969. She and Kim moved to Nichols, N.Y., in 1957, where they raised their three children.  She was an active member of the Nichols United Methodist Church and was involved in many community organizations in Nichols, including the Nichols Ro-Ki club.  One of her passions was assisting the local Russian immigrant community: she helped a large number of recent arrivals from Russia and the Soviet Union make the transition to American life, and in so doing, made many grateful friends. She was a committed, practicing Christian, and before moving to Nashua in 2006 to be close to her daughter’s family, she had traveled to Siberia and India as part of Christian outreach activities. After her move from Nichols, she became an enthusiastic member of Nashua’s Grace Lutheran Church in Nashua.  She is survived by her two children, Jonathan Kmita Hart of San Clemente, Calif., and Nona Hart Storer of Nashua, N.H., and their spouses, Kirsten Hart and Martin Storer.  Her son, Ronald Merwin Hart died in 1967. She was predeceased by her cousin, Adam Gootan of Rockville, Md., and is survived by his children, Serge Gootan of Odessa, Fla., and Nonna Marincioni of Olney, Md., and their large extended family.  She was the beloved grandmother of Benjamin, Samuel, and Chloe Storer of Nashua, and Alexander and Iliana Hart of San Clemente.  Visiting hours will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church, 130 Spitbrook Rd., Nashua, N.H., on Friday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. A Funeral Service in her honor will follow at 3 p.m., with a reception to follow. The Reverend Michael Meyer will officiate. Interment prayers and burial will be held at Forest Hills Cemetery, Utica, N.Y., on Monday morning at 11 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial contribution. Donations to “Grace Lutheran Church in memory of Marina Hart” will be directed to a mission in India that was near and dear to her heart. The Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua, has been placed in charge of arrangements.  Sayre Morning Times – January 25, 2012 


KOHLER Margaret "Peg" Boyd Lattimer

94, of 242 Coates Road, Wysox, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. "Peg," as she was known by her family and friends, was born Nov. 7, 1917 at Howard Beach, L.I., N.Y., the daughter of George Harry Kohler and Margaret Boyd Kohler. She spent her early years growing up at Merrick, L.I., N.Y. She married Ralph B. Lattimer and the couple moved first to Camptown, Pa. and later to Standing Stone Twp. where they resided for over 50 years. Peg enjoyed spending time with her family, caring for her cats, reading and working in her flower gardens.  She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Crawford and Nancy Chilson, both of Wysox; grandchildren Joel (Kelly) Chilson of Wyalusing, Brendan (Crissy) Lattimer of Rummerfield, Dana Chilson of Wysox, Damon Lattimer of Virginia, Michelle (John) Perry of Towanda and Aaron (Georgia) Crawford of Towanda; and great grandchildren Jordan, AshLeigh, Dalton, Joey, Hannah, Jonathan, Alison, Jackson, JayDee, Trista, Meghan, Cody, Andrew, Damon Jr., and Kelsey.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; her husband Ralph B. Lattimer Sr. on Nov. 6, 1989, an infant daughter, sons Ralph Bruce Lattimer Jr. in March of 1988 and Gerald David Lattimer in November of 1995, a grandson, Kain Lattimer, an infant great grandson, Jesse Chilson, and sons-in-law, Joseph Chilson and Walter Crawford.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. Maureen Hipple, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be private. There are no calling hours.  Contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Margaret "Peg" Boyd Lattimer's memoryTowanda Daily Review – January 27, 2012   


LENT Carlton L. Lent

86, a life-long resident of Lake Wesauking, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Carlton was born May 7, 1925 in the home where he spent his entire life, a son of the late Edwin and Grace Lee Lent. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1942. Carlton owned and operated the family dairy farm for many years until 1967. He was also employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox for a number of years and later by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 20 years until his retirement. He was a member of Wysox Lodge No. 1152 International Order of Odd Fellows, the Antique Tractor Association and the Wysox Volunteer Fire Company. In early years, Carlton served as a Forest Fire Warden. He was a former avid bowler and enjoyed playing golf and in later years enjoyed NASCAR Racing and Penn State Football.   Carlton was a loving father and grandfather and leaves many cherished memories for his family. Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law Nancy and Monte Hughey of Towanda, Cindy and George Suda of Fullerton, Calif.; son Thomas Lent of Rhode Island; seven grandchildren Sean Ennis, Kristy (Matt) Clark, Adam and Andrew Lent, Casey, Jonathan and Allyson Suda; a very special great-grandson Baylee Clark; a sister Marion Jones of Rome, Pa.; sister-in-law Marian Lent of Lake Wesauking, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Donald Lent in 1991 and sister Virginia Dile in 2011.  Wysox Lodge No. 1152 I.O.O.F. will hold a service of remembrance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, with a memorial service to follow at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Officiating the memorial service will be Carlton's niece, Pastor Robin Cuneo.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Wysox Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 2, Wysox, PA 18854 in Carlton L. Lent's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – January 25, 2012


MATTISON Shirley A. Mattison "Shug"

age 31 of Pine City, NY, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Shirley was born October 4, 1980 in Elmira, daughter of Robert & Barbara (Blanchard) Mattison. Survivors include her parents; a brother, Robert Mattison, Jr., of Elmira; her sister and brother-in-law, Belinda & Michael Wood of Elmira; maternal grandmother, Gayle Blanchard of Wellsburg, NY; paternal grandfather, Oreste Libertore of Elmira; nephews and niece, Robert Mattison III of Endwell, NY, Ryleigh Wood and Nolan Wood both of Elmira; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Shirley was predeceased by her paternal grandmother Shirley Libertore, maternal grandfather, Robert Blanchard and an infant brother. Funeral service will be private and are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY.    Star Gazette – January 22, 2012


McINROY Kay "Katie" Bernstein

72, of Middlebury Center, died on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y.  Kay was born on July 13, 1939, in Middlebury, the daughter of Samuel and Eileen (Clark) McInroy, II. She and her husband Frank Bernstein would have celebrated 24 years of marriage on May 28, 2012.  Prior to her retirement, Kay was employed as an Avon Representative. She was a member of HEAL and the Wellsboro United Methodist Church where she assisted with church correspondence and served as a church shepard. She enjoyed bird watching, fishing, cooking, eating organic food, flower gardening and especially meeting with visitors at her home.  In addition to her husband, Frank, Kay is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Diana and David Robinson of Wellsboro; one son, Scott Turner of Middlebury; two step sons and daughter-in-law, William and Jeanette Bernstein of Knoxville, Robert Bernstein of Florida; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Clark and Lynette McInroy of Wheatland, Wy., Samuel and Kay McInroy, III of Corning, N.Y.; one sister, Jean Hagenbuch of Danville; seven grandchildren, Rachel (Rob Cleveland) Robinson, Rebeccah (Bill) Richner, Nate (Whitney) Robinson, Levi Turner, Sophia Bernstein, Derek Bernstein, Justin Bernstein; three great-grandchildren, Natalie Cleveland, Wyatt and Nolan Richner and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Lynn McInroy.  A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Main and Queen Streets, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Val Rommell officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Kay's name to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Main and Queen Streets, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements are entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 19, 2012  


MOORE Reverend Patricia Anne Moore (formerly Benetatos)

of Addison, NY went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.  She spent the last days of her battle with cancer at her home in Addison surrounded by family. Patricia was born on November 11, 1940 to William Francis Jr. and Bessie Virginia (Scouten) Moore of Addison.  She graduated from Addison Central School as Salutatorian of the class of 1958.  She was awarded a National Merit Scholarship and attended Dubuque University.  She earned a BS with honors in English from The State University of Iowa. She later earned a Master of Social Work from Syracuse University.  Her life-long desire was to help those around her, especially the elderly and disadvantaged.  She worked to that end both through her profession of social work and her ministry in the Presbyterian Church.  Her first call was to the Presbyterian Church in Campbell, NY.  After that she ministered in various locations and found her final calling at the Fort Schuyler Presbyterian Church located in the Throggs Neck community of the Bronx, NY.  Her career in social work started in earnest when she established the department of social work at Corning Hospital and Founder’s Pavilion.  Pat worked for Founders Pavilion as a geriatric social worker.  She worked in Rochester, NY as an inspector of NYS hospitals and health related facilities.  She then worked for the Elmira Psychiatric Center at the NYS department of the aging in Bath.  Finally, she managed the Fort Schuyler House senior housing building in the Bronx, NY. Patricia is predeceased by her father, William and her daughter Anne Louise Turner.  She is survived by her mother, Bessie who resides at Founders Pavilion in Corning, her two sons, John Robert (Lynne) Turner of Elmira, NY, and Antonios (Jessica) Benetatos of Queens, NY, her siblings William Bert (Jane) Moore of Hammondsport, NY, Virginia Bessie (Robert) Ravenscroft of Addison, NY, Terry Francis (Susan) Moore of Rathbone, NY, Bonny Ellen Moore of Addison, Eva Sue (Walter) Cunningham of Addison, NY.  She is also survived by four grandchildren – Anne’s daughters Jaqueline Frost, and Rachel English, John’s son Jonathan, and Antonios’ daughter Alexandra and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Addison at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 28 with a calling hour at 10:00 at the church.  Burial at the Addison rural cemetery will follow the service, and there will be a catered reception after that.   May she find peace and have all her questions answered. Arrangements are with Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home in Addison.  Corning Leader – January 27, 2012 


MYERS David Erwin Myers Sr.

died Monday, January 23, 2012 at The Highlands Nursing Home, in Laporte, Pa.  Born February 24, 1944, in Waverly, N.Y., the son of Eva (Grant) and the Late Erwin Myers. David was also predeceased by his son Michael Myers. David worked for over 20 years as a custodian at the Sayre Lingerie Company in Sayre. He was an avid fisherman, loved to read Louis L’Amour novels, making repairs on small engines, and loved a party.  Surviving David are his children, Tammy Myers, of Greenfield, Mass., Shiela Fay, of Waverly, and David (Stacy) Myers, of Endicott, N.Y. He is also survived by five grandchildren his brothers, Gary, Tommy, and Lloyd, his sisters, Judy and Debbie and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and friends are invited to a memorial service to celebrate his life on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Church of the Nazarene, 18 Lincoln Street, Waverly, N.Y., at 11 a.m. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, N.Y.  Sayre Morning Times – January 27, 2012  


O'HARE Burton A. O'Hare

89, of Big Pond, Pa., was called home on Jan. 9, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor after an extended illness. A memorial service and celebration of Burton's life will take place at 1 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2012 at the Faith Community Church, Big Pond, Pa., with Pastor Richard Noggle officiating. A period of visitation will take place from 11:30 a.m. until the start of the service. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be sent to the Faith Community Church at Big Pond, c/o Mary Soper, 2747 Big Pond Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914; and to the Big Pond Lions Club, c/o Larue Austin, 2736 Big Pond Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914, in loving memory of Burton. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Bradford County Manor for the loving care he received. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.   Towanda Daily Review – January 21, 2012  


OLMSTEAD Virginia "Ginny" L. Anderson

age 88, of Painted Post, NY, died on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Absolut Care At Three Rivers. Ginny was born in Painted Post, NY, on July 11, 1923, the daughter of  Jacob and Anna (Payne) Olmstead.  She was the wife of Carl L. Anderson.  She was preceded by him on May 4, 2011. Ginny loved to knit and sing in the church choir. In the winter, she enjoyed traveling to Florida to spend time with her brother and family. Ginny and Carl could be found sitting on their deck, watching the birds. Most of all they loved being with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter: Marilyn (Bill) Burdick of Painted Post, NY; son: Tom (Rhonda) Anderson of Corning, NY: grandchildren:  Jason (Jennifer) Burdick of Corning, NY, Jeremy Burdick of Greenwood, NY, Janelle (Daren) DeWert of Hornby, NY, Sarah (Jeremy) Biernat of Bloomfield, NY, Michael Anderson of Horseheads, NY, Matthew (Meghann) Anderson of Corning, NY; great grandchildren; Austen, Nicolas, Victoria, Caitlyn, Joshua, Sebastian and Tristan. Along with her husband, Ginny was also predeceased by her son, Jimmy L. Anderson and her brother, Douglas Olmstead. Calling hours will be Saturday, January 28th from 10am - noon at the Beartown Road Alliance Church where funeral services will follow calling hours at noon with Pastors Paul Piraino and David Bretch officiating. Memorials may be made in her name to Beartown Road Alliance Church, 21 Beartown Road, Painted Post, NY 14870. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY.  Corning Leader – January 26, 2012


PANGALLO Angelo A. Pangallo

age 83, of Montour Falls, NY died on January 15, 2012. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home,122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 12 Noon to 2:00 PM. His funeral service will be held there following visitation at 2 PM. Interment in Seneca Union Cemetery, Valois, NY. with full Military Honors. Mr. Pangallo is survived by his wife, Gloria; Children, Carmella (Ron) Hoffman, Angela (Craig) May and Pamela (Jason) Kelly; grandchildren, Nicole Hoffman (Adrian Turnmyre) Christina (Randy) Hoyt, Valerie (Shaun) Cannon, Jeremy Hoffman, Kenneth May (Mandy Martin), Gloria May (Dave Stigers), Joshua Cole (Jen Wilbur), Jessica Cole (Ryan Brown), Joel Kelly, Amy & Emily Kelly. Great great grandchildren, Taryn & Austin Hoyt, Margaret, Mackenzie, Braiden Cannon, Wesley Wade and Dominic Stigers, Laniah and Amiah Clayborn.; sister-in-law, Dolly Pangallo and several special nieces and nephews. Mr. Pangallo is predeceased by his five brothers; four sisters and a great granddaughter Macelyn Hoyt and his parents, Frank & Mary Antoinette Schimizzi. Mr. Pangallo retired from AKSO Salt Company, was a past member of the Watkins Glen Fire Department, active member of the Watkins Glen American Legion Post #555, Watkins Glen Elk's 1546 and enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and gardening.  Star Gazette – January 27, 2012


PARKER Mary Jane Wright

88, of Sunderlinville, PA, formerly of Westfield, PA and Catlin, NY, died Friday, January 20, 2012. Born January 3, 1924, in Catlin, NY, she was the daughter of Arthur and Florence Scriven Parker. On January 26, 1952, in Alexandria, VA, she married Charles E. Wright, Jr., who predeceased her in 2002. During World War II, she served with the civil defense in Elmira, NY. She was a member of the Sunderlinville Full Gospel Church, where her husband served as pastor for many years. Surviving are: a son, Martin E. Wright of Sunderlinville; a daughter, Bonnie (Don) Hann of Sunderlinville; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers and a sister. A Memorial Service will held 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 29th in the Sunderlinville Full Gospel Church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Star Gazette – January 24, 2012    


PRICE William O. Price

of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Palm Terrace. There are no known survivors.  Tampa Bay Times – January 20, 2012  


RICHARD Mary Ann Richard Hernley

82, of Lebanon died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. She was the wife of Delmas M Hernley. Delmas and Mary Ann had just celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in December. Born in Fredericksburg on July 31, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Kathryn Gingrich Richard. Mary Ann graduated from Fredericksburg High School with the class of 1947. She also was enrolled for two and half years of nursing school at Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing. Mary Ann dedicated many years of her life to taking care of her daughter Wanda. She was a lifetime member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg where she was very active in the Lutheran Church Women. She sang as a soloist in the church choir, played the piano and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a member of Fredericksburg American Legion, past president of the Fredericksburg Elementary PTA and the Fredericksburg High School Alumni Association. Mary Ann was a delegate for the N. Lebanon Young Farmers Association and active in FFA and 4-H helping with community activities. Mary Ann hosted a foreign exchange student from Germany and she was always there for her family and friends.  In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Shawn D. Hernley and wife Karen of Lebanon; two daughters, Carmelle J. Hernley of Lebanon and Heather L. wife of Steve Sharer of Laceyville; five grandchildren, Merritt, Amber and Miranda Hernley, and Kyle and Richard Sharer; two great-grandchildren, Makenzie and Jayden West. She is predeceased by a daughter, Wanda Mae Hernley; three brothers, John Glen Richard, Lynn G. Richard and Dale E. Richard Sr.; and two sisters, E. Nita Richard and June B. Matthews.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 from the St. John's Lutheran Church, 3050 S. Pine Grove St. Fredericksburg, PA 17026. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. A viewing will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Rt. 72 and Camp Meeting Rd., Jonestown and one hour prior to the service at the church. Contributions can be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church Memorial fund.  Towanda Daily Review – January 26, 2012


RINIKER John M. Riniker

at the age of 90 formerly of Newland Drive, Troy, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at the Sherwood Personal Care Home, Canton, Pa. John was born February 1921 in Mechanicsville, Pa. He was a graduate of Doylestown High School 1938. He and the late Verna L. (Sorg) Riniker were married and celebrated 61 wonderful years together before her passing in 2006.  John was a farmer most of his life and also retired from Doylestown Lumber Company. He made custom cabinets, furniture and wooden toy trucks. His fine woodworking skills can be found in many homes in the Troy Area and in many of his family members' homes. He was a faithful member of the Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield, Pa. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. John's service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. with Rev. Daniel Graham and Rev. James Crupi officiating. Committal services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Mechanicsville Cemetery, Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pa.  Survivors include his oldest son and a daughter-in-law, Dale & Mary Riniker of Bel Air, Md.; a son, Wayne J. Riniker of Freehold, N.J.; and a daughter, Sharon L. Keller of Naples, Fla. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Keith Riniker, Jennifer Rogers, Katie Templeton, Benjamin Riniker, and Brian Keller; and thirteen great-grandchildren. John was predeceased by his brother C. Raymond Riniker. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Jesus Film Project,  27631 La Paz Rd, Suite A, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.  Towanda Daily Review – January 22, 2012    


RISBERG Marjorie Doris Carhart

Funeral service is Saturday, January 28, at 4:00 P.M. at Grace Episcopal Church, 375 West Church Street, Elmira. Formerly of Horseheads, Marjorie died at the age of 91 on December 1, 2011, in Los Angeles, California, where she had been living with her daughter since 2009. Marj, as she preferred to be known, was born June 10, 1920, in New Canaan, Connecticut, to Gertrude and Henry T. Risberg, and grew up in New Jersey. There she met her future husband, Daniel P. Carhart. They married in May 1941. For their first anniversary, Marj and Dan went to see a new Broadway comedy, "My Sister Eileen." When their daughter was born in 1945, they named her for the character. They were married 52 years, parted by Dan's death in 1993. Before moving to Horseheads in 1968, Marj and Dan lived in Plainfield, New Jersey. Dan worked for Suburban Propane and Marj worked at a stationer's, later advancing to office manager of a business furniture company. A member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, for many years she tallied the contents of children's Lent and Advent "mite boxes." The kitchen table would be covered in dimes, nickels, and pennies. She volunteered at the local hospital's gift and ice-cream shop, calling this her Monday night "soda-jerk" job. When Dan transferred to the Horseheads Suburban Propane office, they bought a house on Lilac Drive. Marj worked for a time at Cohen's Dress Shop in Hanover Square. They joined Grace Episcopal Church, where Marj served on the vestry, the altar guild, the liturgical music committee, and a new-rector search committee, among others. She volunteered at Meals on Wheels, the Arnot Art Museum, and was a regular patron of and volunteer at the Horseheads Free Library. Marj and Dan loved to travel and, in exchange, opened their home to a European visitor for a week over several summers. Marj kept up a correspondence with the visitors, and in 2010 was reunited with her friend from Germany, Marlies Buchholz, who came to Los Angeles to celebrate their birthdays. Marj was a wonderful cook and baker, and an avid gardener. She loved to play mah-jjong and do crossword puzzles. She followed tennis and figure skating on TV and seldom missed an episode of Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune or Dancing with the Stars. She was a voracious reader—historical fiction and mysteries her favorites. She made beautiful hand-hooked rugs and did crochet, needlepoint and embroidery for her own pleasure, for her family, and for her church. Marj is survived by her daughter, Eileen; her sisters-in-law, Jean Risberg and Edythe Risberg; and her nieces, Jill Risberg, Karen Webb, and the Rev. Charlotte Wells. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Horseheads Free Library, to the Grace Episcopal Church Endowment Fund or to the Episcopal Fund for Human Needs, c/o the Diocese of Central New York, 310 Montgomery Street, Syracuse NY 13202.   Star Gazette – January 25, 2012         


SCHULTZ John Joseph Schultz

52, of 307 Pine St., Towanda, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at his home.  He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 17, 1959, a son of the late Joseph and Ann Weist Schultz. John attended Stetson Junior Senior High School in Philadelphia and was later employed by the Pioneer Box Company in Philadelphia for many years. John enjoyed spending time with his friends, playing pool, darts, fishing, stickball and bowling.  He is survived by his daughter Stacy Schultz; son John Schultz; granddaughter Destiny; sisters, JoAnn Lauer and Debbie Fairman; brothers Kenneth Karuza and Anthony Castro; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother James "Peanut" Schultz and sister Linda Castro.  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. There are no calling hours.  Towanda Daily Review – January 21, 2012 


SEBURA Robert (Bob) Sebura

84, of Aiken, SC, formerly of Horseheads, died 12-27-2011.  Star Gazette – January 3, 2012

Mr. Robert William Sebura, of Aiken, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at Pepper Hill Nursing Center.  Arrangements are private.


SHAFFER Erica Hope Shaffer

infant daughter of Jeremey and Rachelle (Pardoe) Shaffer of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.  Erica is survived by her parents Jeremey and Rachelle; her paternal grandparents, Robert (Robin) Shaffer of New Albany, Pa. and Elizabeth Shaffer of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; her maternal grandparents Brice and Lois Pardoe of New Albany, Pa.; her paternal great grandparents, Paul and Barbara Muller of Dushore, Pa. and Alice Shaffer of New Albany, Pa.; her maternal great grandparents, Carl Pardoe of Dushore, Pa. and Sara Millard-Dieffinbach of New Albany, Pa.; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Erica was preceded in death by her paternal great grandparents, Kenneth Shaffer and Lucille Muller, and maternal great grandparents, Kenneth Mallard and Marguerite Pardoe.  Family and friends are welcome to call from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at the Coryland Church on the Hickory Road, just past the four corners in Coryland, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. at the church with Pastors Bill Bardo and Myra Goss officiating. Burial will be in Baptist Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Miracle Network for the Arnot Ogden NICU. 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14905.  Towanda Daily Review – January 20, 2012 


SHIPMAN Robert (Bob) L. Shipman

Robert L Shipman, 86, of Ellis Creek Rd died at home Jan. 24, 2012. Born September 30 th, 1925, Bob was the son of Lee and Gladys Shipman. He was a lifelong resident of Barton, running the farm he loved. He was always eager to share stories of the farm and his family. He was a member of the Waverly Fire Department, Farm Bureau, and The North Barton Grange. He is survived by his loving wife, Roberta and children, David (Joan) Shipman, Dayton Shipman and Kim (Sean) Behrman, his grandchildren, Rodney, Morgan, Caitlin, Madison, Caleb, and Eric, his lovely sisters, Viola (Howard) Smith, Priscilla (Harold) Ammerman, Helen (Stanley) Manning, Nancy (Dave) Mesh, and Lolly Shipman, He was predeceased by his brother William Shipman.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from Noon-1:00 P.M., Friday, January 27, 2012 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Bob’s life will follow the visitation with the Pastor Alan Bill honoring his memory at 1:00 P.M. A special tribute to Bob’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Barton Grange, 289 Talmadge Hill West, Waverly, New York 14892. Burial will be in Barton Center Cemetery, Waverly, New York  Sayre Morning Times – January 26, 2012


SLAVEN Peter R. Slaven, Jr.

age 76, of Willow Circle in Painted Post, NY died Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at his home. Pete was born in Galeton, PA on October 21, 1935, to Peter and Ann (Orvek) Slaven, Sr.  He married Joyce Hall in 1954 and was preceded in death by her in 1993.  He married Pauline Gardiner in 1997 and was preceded in death by her in 2011.  Pete had been a machinist for Corning Packaging and Weyerhauser until his retirement in 1991.  He was a member of the Campbell American Legion, enjoyed playing cards, and watching John Wayne movies. He is survived by his five daughters, Linda Fiechtner of Largo, FL, Cindy (Dennis) Spellicy of Inverness, FL, Debbie (Chris) Townsend of Painted Post, Gail (Doug) Baker of Painted Post, and Bonnie Slaven of Corning; son, John Slaven of Elmira Heights; step son, Eugene (Jean) Galligan of Campbell; two brothers, Robert Slaven of Corning and James Slaven of Elmira; 12 grandchildren, Shane, Sara, Aaron, Matthew, Ashlee, Melissa, Kyle, John Jr., Craig, Brian, Kevin, and Amanda; great granddaughters, Makayla and Tegan; step grandchildren, Heidi (Greg) Crooker of Savona, Angela Galligan of Campbell; step great grandchildren, Lauren, Carter, Trentyn and Olivia; sisters-in –law and brothers-in-law, Sandy Gardiner of Campbell, Phyllis Gardiner of Campbell, Shirley (Arthur) Stamp of Bath, NY, George (Bernie) Hall of Lexington, SC, and Phillip Gardiner of Corning; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Pete was predeceased by his son, Timothy Slaven, sister and brothers, Elizabeth, Richard, and Michael. Calling hours will be Sunday, January 29th from 2-4 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 4:00PM with Rev. Kit Tobin officiating.  Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Painted Post. The family will provide flowers and ask that memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice.  Corning Leader – January 26, 2012


STEADMAN Dorothy Bisher

Dorothy A. Steadman BISHER, 76, formerly of Genesee, PA and Lockport, NY, died Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Absolute Care of Gasport, NY.

Born December 16, 1935, in Genesee, she was the daughter of Richard and Hazel A. Taft Steadman. On November 17, 1956, in Genesee, she married David Roger Bisher, who predeceased her on October 23, 2001. She was employed by Simon Saw and Steel and Lewis Flower Shop, both of Lockport and owned and operated Dorothy Bisher’s Dress Shop in Genesee for several years. She was a member of the Genesee Park Committee and volunteered at the Northern Tier Children’s Home Thrift Store in Genesee. Surviving are: two sons, Kevin (Theresa) Bisher of Roulette, PA and Douglas (Gail) Bisher of Lockport, NY; two daughters, Rebecca (Scott Clark) McDonell of LeRoy, NY and Wanda (Thomas Jr.) Helmicki of Tonawanda, NY; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Rodger C. Steadman in 1997.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Deborah L. Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee Township Park & Recreation Committee, Genesee, PA 16923 or your local hospice organization.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise - January 21, 2012 


STRUBLE Tyler Struble

20, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.  Born Sept. 20, 1991, in State College, he was a son of Calvin and Eleanor (Tressler) Struble, who survive in Runville.  Along with his parents he is survived by his son, Jayden Blaze Struble of Bellefonte; one brother Troy Struble of Beech Creek; grandparents Jackie and Tom Flory of Wingate, Vaughn and Joann Struble of Olster, Pa., Leonard and Marsha Tressler of Moshannon, Sally Tressler of Yarnell; and great-grandparents Vaughn and Marlene Struble of Bellefonte.  He was preceded in death by a sister Rebecca Ann Struble.  Friends will be received from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, Pa. A memorial service will immediately follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home, with speaker Todd Fisher. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund for his son, Jayden Blaze Struble, in care of Fulton Bank, 122 Eagle Point, Bellefonte, PA 16823.  Towanda Daily Review – January 21, 2012


TAYLOR Harold W. Taylor

Harold W. Taylor, 91, of Little Meadows, Pa. died on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 at his home. Harold was born on Nov. 13, 1920 in Rome, Pa. a son of the late Rollin J. and Gwennie E. (Williams) Taylor. He was a 1939 graduate of Rome High School. On Oct. 27, 1946 he married Marion E. Jackson and together they owned and operated a farm on Towner Hill until 1966. They then moved to Unadilla, NY and continued farming until 1980. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Harold is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marion E. Taylor, his children: Philip H. (Liz) Taylor; Deborah A. (Dale) Grover; Diane M. Cecil; Jeffrey Taylor; his sisters: Adice Schuchterman; Gladys Tomkins; Phyllis Beyer; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.  Abiding with his wishes, there will be no services. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to ASCERA Care Hospice, 749 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411 in loving memory of Harold W. Taylor. Caring assistance is being provided by The Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.Towanda Daily Review – January 25, 2012   


TELEHANY Dolores Anne Beecher, “Dolle”

76 years of Avon Park, Fl.  Died Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 after a short illness at Hope Hospice, Sebring, FL. She was born Sept. 26, 1935 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Anne (Serdula) and John Telehany.  She married Robert J. Beecher on Aug 25, 1954 in a freshly plowed farm field. He predeceased her on Jan. 19, 1983. She was alone for a number of years before finding love again with Marc Mangus and they married on March 7, 2002.  Dolle was a volunteer firefighter in Beaver Dams, NY, in the first group of women trained to handle such matters. She was also on the Board of Elections for Schuyler County.  Additionally she was a cafeteria lady at Beaver Valley Elementary School. She was a homemaker for twenty years before returning to the work in the mid 70’s for the Harrisburg Housing Authority. Dolle retired as a manager in 1996. After moving to Florida in 2002, she volunteered for the Ladies Auxiliary at Florida Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchild.  She had a great sense of humor, loved to read, and collect recipe books, but not necessarily making any of the recipes. She liked to travel, enjoyed playing bingo, and watching television.  She is survived by her husband, Marc; son, Jay Beecher of Chester, VA; daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Rick Willsey of Elmira Heights, NY; daughter, Jane Beecher Wilson of Harrisburg, PA; grandchildren, Nicole Barnard, Jason Beecher, Christopher Willsey, Joshua Wilson, Nathaniel Wilson; great-grandchild, Meadow Barnard and another great-grandchild due this month.  Funeral services will be held at convenience of the family. The family respectfully requests memorial contributions be directed to Hope Hospice: Development Office, Hope Hospice, 9740 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.  Corning Leader – January 20, 2012


THOMAS Jean C. Leiby

89, of 9 Penn Brook Drive, Bloomsburg, died at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 at Emiritus Assisted Living in Scott Township where she was a guest since May 2010. She was in failing health for two years. Born in Bloomsburg on Jan. 8, 1923, she was a daughter of the late David M. and Lulu V. (Krum) Thomas. She spent her entire lifetime in the Bloomsburg area, graduating from Bloomsburg High School in 1941.  Jean was employed for over 20 years by the former S&H Green Stamp Store, Bloomsburg, retired in 1989.  She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Bloomsburg for over 50 years. Jean loved to play card games, especially pinochle and doing word find puzzles. She was also an avid sports fan, particularly of the Phillies and Penn State Football.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eli J. Leiby on Feb. 22, 1997. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia A., wife of Scott Rogers, of Troy, and Carol J., wife of Glen H. Coombe, with whom she last resided; four grandchildren, Gretchen Rogers, wife of Matthew Geer, Zachary Coombe, Jeffrey Coombe and Jason Coombe and his wife Amy; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Geer, Evan Geer and Taylor Coome; and a sister, Rhona Jacoby, of Berwick. Many nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 325 Market St. Bloomsburg, with Rev. Garry Zuber, pastor of First Baptist Church, Troy officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m.   Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorials may be sent to the Bloomsburg Chapter, American Red Cross, for local flood relief, 119 E. Seventh St. Bloomsburg or to the Columbia Montour Home Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave. Bloomsburg, PA. 17815.  Towanda Daily Review – January 26, 2012


VAOW Robert Charles (Bob) Vaow

67, of 2321 Storey Lake Rd., Laceyville, PA, died to be with his Mom and Dad, unexpectedly, early Wednesday morning, Jan. 25, 2012 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. Born in Kingston, PA on Dec. 25, 1944, he was the beloved son of the late Francis Harry and Grace King Vaow.  Bob spent most of his life in the Meshoppen and surrounding area. For many years, he was a self-employed contractor in the Meshoppen and Laceyville areas. For over 30 years, he was employed by Kintner Modular Homes in Tunkhannock, retiring at the age of 65. In his spare time, he enjoyed working around his farm and home. Bob also spent many hours and days helping his elderly friends and family with home improvements and just helping them around their homes.  Some of his most cherished memories were spent with his boys, riding four wheelers and fishing, on and near his farm and the many family cookouts and other family get-togethers. He loved singing and playing guitar at many functions with the Meshoppen-based group Blue Stone Road. Bob was also the caretaker for the artist retreat near Transue called Soaring Gardens, where he would take care of the grounds, and make many repairs.  Surviving are his wife of 44 years, the former Holly J. Smith, whom he married on July 21, 1967; children, Hilary Poepperling and Jason Fluke of Harrisburg, Charles Robert Vaow of Laceyville and Burton Francis Vaow and LeaAnne Marshall of Meshoppen; granddaughters, Ashley Sarnosky of Lake Winola, Jenna Vaow of Mehoopany and a greatg randdaughter, Meleena Sarnosky of Lake Winola. Bobby is also survived by his brother and his wife, Jack and Betty Lou Vaow of Meshoppen; sisters, Dora and her husband Raymond Oliver of Hallstead and Fae Byers of York; his extended family of Marie Bordgenson, Donna and John Moyer, Bill Brenchley, Jim and Marcie Brenchley, Burton and Kathy Smith, Lewis and Sue Smith, Sharon Thorpe, Samuel and Marylou Smith, Lana and Sidney Davies and Lori Anderson and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Brenchley and Kenneth Vaow.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Meshoppen, with Rev. Gary Myers of the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Soaring Gardens (Artist Retreat), c/o The Lerman Trust Funds, Trudy Gerlach, 6907 Wyalusing-New Albany Rd., Wyalusing, PA  18853.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 26, 2012

VARNEY Harry Varney

Nov. 25 2011 A celebration of life was held for Dr. Harry Eugene “Sid” Varney, 83, of Columbia, SC at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at the Greenlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.  Dr. Varney was born on Dec. 22, 1927 in Powell, PA to the late Ira Dean Varney and Marquerite Harris Varney. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina in 1949. Dr. Varney died on Nov. 25, 2011.  He played football for UNC and played in two Sugar Bowls. An All-American Baseball player, Dr. Varney received his Ph.D. in 1968 at Duke University. He was head football coach at Elon College from 1953 to 1958 and inducted in 1999 to the Elon College Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. Varney served as the director at USC Florence from 1968 to 1969, the USD Dean of Applied and Professional Services, 1970 to 1994 and also the Dean of Nursing for several years. He received the Order of Palmetto in 1994 and was the former president of the Athletic Hall of Fame.  Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Carmen Satterfield Varney; two sons, Dean W. Varney and wife, Shelby Varney and Kim Varney and wife, Wendy Varney; five grandchildren, Summer, Kasey, Todd, Scott and Taylor Varney; one great-granddaughter, Sophia; a brother, John Varney of Monroeton; a host of other loving relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 19, 2012


WORTHINGTON Mary Jane Campbell

of 4659 SR 87, Mehoopany, PA died on Saturday evening, Jan. 7, 2012 after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Born on Oct. 14, 1946 in Benton, PA, she was the daughter of Tom and Lois Worthington of Stevensville.  She is survived by her loving husband, Terry; their son, Chris and his wife, Abbey and grandchildren, Riley, Ben and Tess of LeRaysville and her mother, Lois Worthington of Stevensville.  Mary Jane married her high school sweetheart, Terry, on March 11, 1967, which was followed by a belated honeymoon in Hawaii thanks to Uncle Sam and the Vietnam War. She always said Hawaii felt like she had just come home after a long absence. Her next home was Newport News, VA, then on to Reedsport, OR. They then returned to raise their son, Chris, in Stevensville so he could be near his grandparents. The last 15 years she enjoyed living in Mehoopany.  She was a devoted mother to her son, so much so that she homeschooled him when homeschooling wasn’t mainstream like today. She always thought that was the best for him even though she was often faced with persecution because of it.  Barn dancing was a passion of hers and she even went on to learn modern square dancing and joined the Yellow Rock Squares for a while. Always on the move, she had various odd jobs. She ran a successful Tupperware business for several years and then discovered ceramics. Her shop was named This & That Ceramics, and she penned the motto of “ceramics on a shoestring” because she always delighted in showing folks how to get professional results without huge expenses.  Mary Jane soon found her true calling, which was helping people. She would go to Golden Living Center (previously called Carpenter Care) and help resident’s complete really nice projects one day a week. She was thrilled when one of her students completed a project they felt couldn’t be done, but with her help, it turned out to be a professional job. But the joy turned into sadness when her friends died and she professed tears of joy and sadness in their departing, but was blessed by the time that she shared with each and every one.  Since moving to Mehoopany, she got involved in helping at Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen in Tunkhannock and never missed a chance to help out at the library’s book sales when her body didn’t betray her. She also supported interfaith clothing whenever possible. She was an active member of Harveys Lake Rod and Gun Club, never missing a cleanup day, to clean and get organized, when the pain allowed her to participate. She earned the nickname of the sheriff at the club. One of her favorite activities was helping to wrap presents for the children’s Christmas party, once she became an active member of the Black Walnut Unit #510 American Legion Auxiliary. She was always ready to go to a meeting or training and was disappointed if she missed one. Her favorite way to go to a meeting was on the back of a Goldwing motorcycle. She always enjoyed riding with Terry on the back of a Goldwing.  She will be dearly missed by all those who shared a part of her life. She was an inspiration to all during her sickness and thought about others before herself.  No services will be held for Mary Jane, but the family would ask that friends stop by her home at their convenience to share a cup of coffee, memories and view a few pictures of her in happier days.  If you would like to, please send a donation in her name to your favorite charity or to one of hers, Seven Loaves of Tunkhannock, Interfaith or the Tunkhannock Library.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 19, 2012


WRIGHT Charles E.  Wright Jr.

COUDERSPORT, PA. | Charles E. Wright Jr., 77, of Sunderlinville, formerly of Westfield and Catlin, N.Y., died Saturday July 6, 2002 at the Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.  He was employed by Thatcher Glass, Schweizer Aircraft and Cub Ransom Construction. He was also pastor of the Sunderlinville Gospel Church.  Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary Jane Wright of Sunderlinville; a son, Martin E. Wright of Sunderlinville; a daughter, Bonnie Hann of Galeton. Arrangements are incomplete at the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses.  Steuben County obituary    



? Gloria M. Ball

86, of North Carolina, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at her home. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  She is survived by her husband, N. James “Jim” Ball; son, James D. Ball and wife, Michele of Cortland, NY; sister, Margery Lemon of Endwell, NY; daughter in-law, Nancy Ball of Homer, NY; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son, Allan D. Ball. Memorial contributions may be made to First Health Hospice, 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374.  Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes, NC is assisting the family.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 26, 2012


? Geraldine C. Harrison "Gerry"

age 89, of Odessa, NY died on January 15, 2012 at Schuyler Hospital following a short illness. She is survived by her husband, G. Robert Harrison of Odessa, NY; son, Jon (Bernadette) Harrison of Rochester, NY; daughter, Nancy (Carty) Dean of Kentucky, and daughter, Elizabeth Chapman (John Heslop) of E. Syracuse, NY. She also leaves 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Gerry was born in Binghamton, NY and moved to Cortland, NY in 1940. She and Bob moved to Odessa, NY in 1961. Gerry was a teller at the Odessa Bank for 20 years and a member of the Odessa-Catherine Methodist Church for over 50 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Gerry's funeral service on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Odessa-Catherine Methodist Church, Church St., Odessa, NY. Remembrances may be made to the Odessa-Catherine Methodist Church. Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.  Birthdate: March 19, 1922  Interment: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY  Star Gazette – January 19, 2012  

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