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AMES Dawnadel (Vail) Mitchell

64, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. She was born on Feb.10, 1947, in Blossburg, a foster daughter of the late Leonard and Marian Ames. Mrs. Mitchell was employed for 20 years at the former Borden Foods. She loved to travel, paint, do crafts, sew and spend time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Pine Creek Decorative Artists and of Curves. She was the wife of Mike T. Mitchell. She is survived by her husband, Mike; three sons, James Spencer, Tony Spencer, Kyler Mitchell all of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Cheyenne Bliss, Justin Welch, Kristian Spencer; brother, Lyell (Karen) Vail of Liberty; sister, Candy (Ronald) Jodun of Waterville; foster sister, Eileen (Donald) Knobl of North Carolina; brother-in-law, Leonard (Barb) Mitchell III of Mansfield; sisters-in-law, Joan (Irwin) Coons of Wellsboro, and Kathy (Mark) Ruppert of Wellsboro. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – January 31, 2012   


BACON James R. Bacon Sr.

age 78 of Amarillo, died January 25, 2012. ROSARY will be said at 6:00 P.M. Sunday, January 29, 2012 in Brentwood Chapel, Schooler Funeral Home. FUNERAL MASS will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 30, 2012, in St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral with MSGR. Harold Waldow celebrating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Amarillo, Texas. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St. James "Big Jim" Bacon left this earth the 25th of January. James was born on July 9, 1933 to John and Elizabeth Bacon. James proudly served in the Air Force for 21 years and served as an Aircraft Inspector having been stationed as far as Casablanca, Morocco. After retiring from the Air Force, James enjoyed a 2nd career working at WTAMU for 24 years. Big Jim enjoyed being a member of the Skin Divers Club and with his Air Force training, he also enjoyed Radio Controlled Model Air Flyers. He served as a volunteer at the now defunct Amarillo Aircraft Museum. Proceeded in death by his parents, John Ellis Bacon and Sarah Elizabeth Byrne Bacon in 1992; one grandchild, Jana Lynn in May of 2003. James is survived by his wife of 55 years Ann Greear Bacon; his children, Catherine R. "Chelly" VanWinkle and husband, James of Elgin, Ok, William O. and wife, Jeannette of Amarillo, Elizabeth A. Musick and husband, Mark D. of Corinth, TX., James R. Bacon Jr., and wife Teresa, John E. Bacon II both of Amarillo; two brothers, John W. Bacon and wife, Elaine of Smyrna, TN, and Joseph R. Bacon and wife, Carmel of Waterford, CT; two sisters, Jean Kristoff and husband James of Lowell MA, and Joan R. Murphy of Elmira, NY; 14 grandchildren, Melanie, Barbara, Kevin, Nathan, Brandy, Valarie, Jessica, Olivia, Bryan, Jennifer, Brittney, Joshua, Nickalous, and Felicia; 12 great-grandchildren, ShyAnne, Sarah, Erick, Avery, Cadence, Brianna, Desiree, Naomi, Dawn, Colten, Devin, and Braden.  Star Gazette – January 28, 2012  


BEAVER George B. Beaver

83, of Mildred, Pa., died on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at the Highlands Care Center of Laporte, Pa.  George was born on June 14, 1928 in Mildred a son of the late William and Helen Orlowski Beaver. He was a graduate of Turnpike High School class of 1946. George and several friends enlisted in the Army on Oct. 4, 1946 and spent the next year in Tokyo, Japan. He returned by way of Okinawa and the Philippines. George was discharged on Feb. 3, 1948 in Fort Lawton in Washington.  After he returned home he began a business hauling coal from the Mildred breaker, and worked construction for many years. George later began working at the Sylvania plant in Towanda until his retirement in 1985. In 1952 George married the late Elizabeth "Betty Shelman," and raised four children, they enjoyed 53 years of marriage until her passing in May of 2006. His memberships include: Trinity Lutheran Church of Mildred, where he served for many years on its Board of Trustees and Joint Council, he was a life member of the McDermott Post No. 452 and the New Albany V.F.W. Post, and the White Ash Land Association.  George is survived by three children and their spouses, Dawn and Keith Pretti of Laporte, Mark and Monique Beaver of Dushore and Lynn and Harry Newman Jr. of Unityville; his grandchildren, Colton and Peyton, Joshua, Nicholas and Jonelle, and Jenson, Jessica and Kevin; three sisters, Phyllis Demun, Marion Messersmith and Shirley Ermanovic.  He was preceded in death by his wife Betty in 2006: a son William "Billy" in 1984, and a brother Frank Beaver in 1997. Family and friends are invited to view from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. and from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mildred, Pa.  A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 4, 2012 in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Mildred with Rev. Robert Kaltenbaugh Officiating.  Interment will follow in the adjoining parish cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the McDermott Post and the U.S. Army Personnel.  In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church memorial fund, c/o Shepherd of the Hills Church, P.O. Box 460, Dushore, Pa. in George's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – February 1, 2012


BELL Althea Nadine (Bell) Schlatter

84, died peacefully with her family beside her on January 27, 2012.  She was born in Canton on August 18, 1927. Her parents, Lena (Wilcox) Bell and Lynn Bell, raised their family on Minnequa Street.  Althea graduated from Canton High School in 1945. She married Fritz Schlatter on married May 11, 1958. Althea and Fritz settled in Seattle in 1965, where they raised their four children. They were married 53 years. She leaves behind her loving husband Fritz; children Linda (Don), Heidi (Alexander), John (Tracie), Dan (Rose); and grandchildren Danny, Samuel, Joseph, Daisy and Peter.  She was preceded in death by her only sibling, Ivan Bell, a WWII veteran.  Canton Independent Sentinel – February 4, 2012   



wife of The Rev. Maurice J. Hart of Spring Lake, died quietly at the skilled nursing unit of Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. Emma Lahilda Bjorklund was born on July 12, 1923 in Kearny, New Jersey to the late John Harvid and Ellen Nelson Bjroklund. She graduated from North Arlington High School and subsequently worked in various secretarial positions. On Sept. 14, 1946, Emma married Maurice J. Hart who had come to serve as the pastor of her congregation at Grace Lutheran Church in North Arlington, New Jersey.  They resided in North Arlington until 1956 at which time they relocated to Towanda, Pennsylvania where Maurice had accepted a call to Trinity Lutheran Church. Serving by her husband's side until his retirement in 1983, Emma was an active member of Trinity. She served as the church secretary, taught Sunday and Bible Schools, sang in the choir, was a member of the Vesper Guild, was instrumental in helping with the building program of the new church as the congregation expanded, and was always there to lend a hand wherever it was needed. A talented seamstress, Emma made the kneeling cushions for the altar in the new church.  In 1960, the Harts moved to Spring Lake where they raised their family and continued to take in foster children even as they had since early in their marriage. Over the years, Emma generously gave her love to more sixty children who needed her, as well as serving on the advisory board for Bradford County Children and Youth Services. Her generous heart also reached out to help many strangers who came into her life through the years.  Emma loved the country life and her garden, and for many years she canned and froze vegetables that she had grown. She loved flowers and continued to garden as she enjoyed spending time at the cottage she and her husband purchased at Devil's Lake in Ontario, Canada. They also enjoyed many winters at their home in Winter Haven, Florida until their health made it impossible for them to travel. Besides her parents, Emma was predeceased by a son, Paul, in 2006, and an infant sister, Sylvia.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children and their spouses, Linda (Jack) Eckman of Cross Hill, South Carolina, Maurine (Larry) Gehring of LeRaysville, Timothy (Stacy) Hart, and Peter (Sandy) Hart all of Spring Lake; a daughter-in-law Peggy Hart of Mesa, Ariz.; grandchildren Eddie and Tammy Colegrove, Matthew (Wendy) Keeney, Colleen (Troy) Laferarra, Miranda (John) Clark, Lenny, Justin (Lori), Lauren, Chrystal, Timothy, Christopher, Thomas, Janelle, and Ryan Hart; step-grandchildren Karl (Kristie) Gehring; and several great-grandchildren.  A service to honor and celebrate Emma's life will be held on at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa. The family will greet visitors at the church from noon until the time of the service. Flowers will be provided, and memorials in Emma's honor may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or to a charity of one's choice.  Towanda Daily Review – February 3, 2012


BOARDMAN Helen B. Bullock

97, of Prattsburgh, went peacefully to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Taylor Health Center in Bath, NY.  She was born on September 29, 1914 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of William and Evelyn Stanton Boardman. She graduated from Public School of the City of Elmira and the Elmira Business Institute. She married Gerald W. Bullock in 1940 and eventually settled in Prattsburgh. Helen worked all her life and retired from Empire Telephone Corp. at the age of 65, after 26 years of service, but went on to work part time for years as a travelling companion to Mrs. Herman Wagner. She volunteered and was devoted to multiple organizations as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Bennett Chapter #504, with ten years as a treasurer, charter member of the Prattsburgh Senior Citizens, also serving as a president and treasurer for 35 years, and as a member of Prattsburgh Francis J. Flaherty American Legion Auxiliary serving as a president for 2 years and chaplain for 4 years. She was active in the Women's Forum and the Women's Society of the United Methodist Church and served as treasurer for over 19 years, and worked with many aspects of the R.S.V.P. Program. She was also an avid bowler for many years. She acquired the name "Money Bags" while acting as treasurer of many organizations. Surviving are her children, Jane B. Hill of Pulteney, NY, James H. (Elsie) Bullock of Albuquerque, NM and Glen H. (Kay) Bullock of Palmyra, NY to whom she was a dedicated and devoted mother; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her siblings. A funeral service will begin with a ritual by the Order of the Eastern Star at 7PM, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home, 4 Mechanic Street, Prattsburgh, NY 14873. Friends and family may call at the funeral home from 3PM until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions in Mrs. Bullock's name may be made to Prattsburgh United Methodist Church, 4 Porter St., Prattsburgh, NY 14873 and/or the Bennett Chapter #504 (O.E.S.) of Prattsburgh, Prattsburgh Masonic Temple, N. Main St., Prattsburgh, NY 14873.  Star Gazette – January 31, 2012 


BROWN Gladys Ackley

86, of 50 First Street, Apt. 503, Danville died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at the Geisinger Medical Center. She was born May 24, 1925 in Towanda, Pa., a daughter to the late Robert Roy and Vera (McNeal) Brown. A loving mother, grandmother, and sister, she enjoyed being with her family, arts & crafts, and playing bingo. Preceding her in death was her husband of 63 years, John and a sister, Ina May Montgomery of Towanda as well as her parents. Gladys is survived by three sons, Roy and his companion, Debbie of Danville, George, husband to Gloria of Jacksonville, Fla., and Denny, husband to Charlene of Danville; two daughters, Susan Deitterick of Bloomsburg and Jackie, wife to John Genth of Riverside; twelve grandchildren, Matthew, Valerie, Sherry, Craig, Michelle, Ganene, Tony, Heather, Johnna, Kip, Steven, and Trisha; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at the Brady Funeral Home Inc., 320 Church St., Danville with Rev. Ronald French serving as the officiant. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of the service. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Towanda Daily Review – February 1, 2012


BRUSTER Jean Helen Bruster Eden

94, of Ithaca, died on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Jean was born at home, September 6, 1917, 439 Clark Street, Waverly, NY, daughter of Roy Levi Bruster and Mildred Helen Deyo. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1936. Jean attended the Robert Packer School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse in 1941. She married Kenneth Stone Eden on October 19, 1941. They soon thereafter moved to Elmira. Jean resided in Elmira for 65 years prior to her move to Ithaca in 2007. She was employed at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center for more than 25 years. A strong will enabled Jean to survive many serious illnesses and injuries over the years. She was struck by a car as a child and suffered a near fatal head injury. She overcame long odds on several occasions to recover and enjoy a fulfilling life. Jean was a devoted single mother who raised her three children in public housing with very limited resources. As a committed proponent of hands-on nursing, she very much enjoyed her career as a nurse. She was especially fond of her work with the long-term care residents of Arnot's floor 4D. She often provided those without nearby family with personal care items and clothing. Jean was also an accomplished sketch artist, a talent which she utilized to prepare birthday and get well cards. She was an avid cookie baker, annually sharing many dozens with her neighbors and friends. In her later years she missed the companionship of the many friends who had predeceased her. Jean is survived by sons Brian (Barbara) Eden of Cayuga Heights and David Eden of Elmira, as well as a daughter Nancy (James) Crofoot of Jamestown; grandchildren Moriah Eden of New York City, Seth Eden of Burlington, VT, Christopher, James (Heather), and Matthew Eden of Elmira, and Michael Crofoot of Jamestown. She was also the happy great grandmother of six. She was predeceased by beloved cousins Ruth Bruster and Shirley Bruster Damiano of Binghamton. The family wishes to thank the many kind caregivers and friends at Longview, Beechtree Care Center, and Hospicare and Palliative Care Services of Tompkins County who provided her with much physical and emotional support for the past 5 years. The family will honor Jean's request that there be no calling hours or funeral service. Jean requests that in lieu of flowers and donations in her memory that friends commit to visiting an elderly or long-term ill person to demonstrate their love and support for them. She will be interred in the family burial plot in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly. Brian and Barbara invite friends to visit their home at 147 North Sunset Drive on Sunday, February 5, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Ithaca Journal - February 1, 2012


BUDNICK Gladys Marie (Budnick) Naples

88, of Horseheads/Southport, died January 28, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Memories of Gladys will be cherished always by her loving family, including two daughters and a son-in-law, Sandra K. (Naples) Brown and David H. Brown, Horseheads, Pamela M. (Naples) Groves, Lowman; beloved grandson, Kyle R. Bell, Lowman; two granddaughters and a grandson-in-law, Erica A. Brown, Corning, Kimberly L. Doty and Brian J. Doty, Horseheads; beloved great-grandson, Maxwell J. Doty, Horseheads; sister, Mary Ellen Green, Elmira; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard "Slats" Budnick and Mary Budnick, Elmira, Linda Budnick, Erin, Francis "Fran" Budnick and Carol Budnick, North Platt, NE, William "Bill" Budnick, Elmira, Roger "Butch" Budnick, Millport; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Gladys is also survived by her treasured companion, Suzie-Q, a Boston Terrier. Gladys is predeceased by her adoring husband, Archie A. Naples; parents, Henry E. Budnick and Mary A. Budnick; brother, Robert "Bubbles" Budnick; and sisters, Katherine "Jean" Backer and Helen Brion. Gladys worked for nearly thirty years at Remington Rand, where she had many friends. Her true passion in life was caring for her family and homemaking. Gladys adored doting on her grandson Kyle and great-grandson Max. She always had an empathetic ear and supportive words for anyone who needed her. Gladys was a compassionate woman with a great sense of humor and a strong spirit. Gladys has helped us more and meant more to us than she will ever realize. A celebration of Gladys's life for family and friends will be held at the Horseheads Elks Club on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at 5:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA.  Star Gazette – January 31, 2012   


CARY David "Bud" Lee Cary

of Pikeville, N.C., formerly of Harrison Valley, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.  He was born Feb. 14, 1948. A memorial service will be held at a later date.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 27, 2012 


CHAMBERLAIN Elsie Elizabeth Noto

86, of 1082 B Commissary Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at the Albemarle Hospital. Born in Seeley Creek, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ulysses Monroe and Stella Cooper Chamberlain and was the wife of the late James F. Noto. Mrs. Noto was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and was past president of her post while living in Florida. She was active in the Pasquotank County Senior Center and loved to play bingo. Mrs. Noto is survived by her daughter, Eileen A. Liberatore and husband, Charles of Cumberland Furnace, TN; two sons, James E. Freeman, Sr. and wife Un C. of Clarksville, TN and Vincent N. Freeman and wife Victoria of Elizabeth City, NC; a sister, Dorothy McAdams of Roscoe, NY; a brother, Wendell Chamberlain of New Tazwell, TN; her aunt, Bethaldo Wright of Dundee, NY; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren and twenty great-great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth Earl. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the lobby of the funeral home and at other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Noto family.   Star Gazette – February 2, 2012


CHAMBERLAIN Lawrence G. "Larry" Chamberlain Sr.

76, of Waverly, N.Y., a long resident of the Valley, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 28, 1935 in Susquehanna, Pa., the son of the late James and Sarah Carr Chamberlain.  Lawrence was a graduate of Sayre High School. He was a devoted husband and father to his nine children, and a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Lawrence worked for Blue Swan in Sayre and then Westinghouse Corporation in Horseheads, N.Y., retiring after 35 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farming by raising chickens, pigs, cows, and turkeys. Gardening was his passion and if you could name a vegetable, he grew it for canning, freezing and fresh eating.  He is predeceased by his brothers Clarence, James, George, Thomas, Leon, Edward, and Donald, and sisters Elsie, Sarah, Rose, and Sandra. Lawrence is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years Pauline M. Seager Chamberlain at home; children Lawrence G. Chamberlain Jr. and fiancé Janet Tacchi of Athens, Pa., Belinda and John Lougher of Waverly, N.Y., Mark and Maureen Chamberlain of Waverly, N.Y., Ricky and Sharon Chamberlain of Sayre, Pa., Sara and Fred Nichols of Colonial Heights, Va., Tammy and Dallas Tunnicliff of Waverly, N.Y., Kimberly and Robert Vrooman of Lockwood, N.Y., Kevin Chamberlain and long-time love Teresa Elliot of Waverly, N.Y., and Sheri and James Armstrong of Trumansburg, N.Y.; 30 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Susan Chamberlain and Helen Chamberlain; and many nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Alan Bill officiating.  In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Lawrence's memory to: Alzheimer's Association of NE PA, Kirby Health Center, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or National Parkinson's Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018    Towanda Daily Review – February 3, 2012


COWELL Louise Arlene Cowell

age 70, died Saturday, Jan. 21, at her home in Parkton, North Carolina. She was a 1959 graduate of Northeast Bradford High School and a 1963 graduate of Keystone Junior College.  Her entire professional career was with the federal government in Washington, DC, where she worked with the Department of Defense at the Pentagon, and later with FEMA until her retirement in 1996. During her career with the federal government she received many commendations for her dedication, professionalism, and achievements. She is survived by her sister, Fay Jones of Parkton, N.C.; her brother, James Cowell and his wife Marlene of San Diego, Calif. She is also survived by four nieces, Cindy Florez of St. Paul's, N.C., Amy Grim-Webster of Parkton, N.C., Jody Banks of Fayetteville, N.C. and Alisa Mendenhall of San Diego, Calif.; and three nephews, Robert Jones of Catalua, Ga., Jeffery Jones of Cameron, N.C. and Ryan Cowell of San Marcos, Calif. Other survivors include 13 great-nieces, 12 great-nephews, and 5 great-great nephews.  Family and friends were received from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, and a memorial service was held the next day, Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 11:30 a.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 3308 North Main Street, Hope Mills, N.C. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.  Towanda Daily Review – February 1, 2012



Shreveport, LA: Miss Colleen Ann Cunningham died on Friday, January 27, 2012, at her home after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at Osborn Funeral Home on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 5 p.m. with Father Thomas John of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church officiating. Miss Cunningham was a native of Corning, NY and a resident of Shreveport, LA for 32 years. Miss Colleen was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Michael Cunningham, nephews Brandon and Sean Cunningham, and special friend, Jerry. She is survived by her parents, Robert and Jacquelyn Cunningham of Warren, PA, and brothers, Brian Cunningham and wife, Joyce, and Dennis Cunningham and wife Gloria. The family would like to express their appreciation to Sandy, Lynn, Ellen, DeAnne, Butch, Liz, Myra, Cathy, Randy, and all her customers at Shear Image Salon. Special thanks to Butch, DeAnne and her brother Brian for their special care during her time at home. We also give special thanks to St. Joseph Hospice and LSU Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana: 512 W 67th St, Shreveport, 71106.  Star Gazette – January 30, 2012    


CUNNINGHAM Robert E. Cunningham

84, of Warren PA died suddenly Monday morning, January 30, 2012 at his residence. He was born December 12, 1927 in Warren to the late George W. and Florence M. Severin Cunningham, Sr. A 1946 graduate of Warren High School, Bob was a Warren resident most of his life. He had served in the U.S. Air Force piloting transport aircraft as a Major during the Korean War and was a reserve for the Air Force, totaling 14 ½ years of military service. He earned a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Detroit and was an engineer with Dresser Corp. of Bradford and Olean NY for 14 ½ years. Bob had also resided in Corning and Rochester NY. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Eagles, Moose, Sugar Grove AMVETs, Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. He was a NASCAR enthusiast, collected model cars and supported the Buffalo Bills. He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn "Jackie" Smith Cunningham, whom he married October 21, 1950 in Warren; 2 sons - Dennis Cunningham and his wife, Gloria of Thomaston, ME, and Brian Cunningham and his wife, Joyce of Horsehead, NY; a brother, George W. Cunningham, Jr or Warren; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Robert Michael Cunningham; one daughter, Colleen Ann Cunningham, who died Friday, January 27, 2012; two grandsons, Brandon and Sean Cunningham; and a sister, Mary Patricia Rimer. A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2012 in the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. 304 East St, Warren PA 16365. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Ave West, Warren 16365 or Russell Volunteer Fire Department, 111 Perrigo Ln, Russell PA 16345.  Star Gazette – February 3, 2012 


DEAN William F. 'Bill' Dean

age 58, of the town of Tyrone, NY died unexpectedly on Saturday January 28, 2012 in the comfort of his home. Honoring his wishes there are no prior calling hours. A memorial service and celebration of his life; will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 4) at the Shepherd Full Gospel Covenance Church 4225 Perry Hill Rd. Altay, NY with Pastor Patricia Chilbert officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.  Bill was born November 5, 1953 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late David E. and Margaret M. Spiecker Dean Jr. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1971. Despite having no formal instruction, Bill had two hobbies which he was not only passionate about, but achieved a level of expertise unmatched by his peers. He was an extremely talented guitarist and tremendous Chess player. He had played and beaten several state and national champions in Chess during informal "pick-up" games. He also played guitar in several bands throughout the years, including a band with his brother, John. Bill was a self-taught Biblical Scholar who had a keen interest in Philosophy and various religions. His career was as diverse as his personal hobbies. He was a skilled welder, had been in sales for a mechanical lubrication company, and spent many years driving truck throughout the United States. Most recently, he had partnered up with his nephew in a startup energy business that he was looking forward to funding his retirement with. Although he had many passions and interests in his life, he always felt his greatest accomplishment was the raising of his son, Uriah. Bill was so proud of Uriah; the man he had become, the path he was taking in his life, the career he chose as his profession, and especially the woman he chose to be his wife. He is survived by Son Uriah C. (Megan) Dean of Victor, NY; dear friend & companion Barbara Hollenbeck with whom he made his home; 2 brothers David E. (Jane) Dean III of Dundee, John R. Dean of Penn Yan; a sister Margaret A. (Marshall) Rubin of Liberty, NY, several nieces and nephews including a special nephew Jonathan (Chanh) Exaros.  He was pre-deceased by his father on May 30, 1981, and by his mother on January 17, 2012. Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee.  Star Gazette – January 31, 2012


DeWALT Anna Mae (Dewalt) Bond

of North Chili, NY, passed away on January 13, 2012.  She was born in Belfast, PA, on January 9, 1934 and was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1953.  She worked for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY, after graduating from high school, and later was a teacher's aide with Monroe County BOCES #2.  She volunteered at the Riga Churchville HELP and Roberts Wesleyan Cultural Life Center. Surviving are: her husband, Harry O. Bond Jr.; children Harry III (Mae) Bond, Robert A. Bond & Brenda (Roy) Short; brothers and sisters: Aaron (Dorothy) Dewalt, Sara Ridd, Janey Kale, Harold (Merylene) Dewalt, Ella Taylor and Lucille (Albert) Metzger; many dear friends and neighbors.  She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Anna S. Dewalt; brothers Charles Dewalt and Thurman Dewalt.  A memorial service was celebrated on January 21 at Union Congregational United Church of Christ, N. Main Street, in Churchville, NY.  Donations may be sent to Chili Ambulance, 3320 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624; or Union Congregational United Church of Christ, 14 N. Main St., Churchville, NY 14428 in Anna's memory.  Canton Independent Sentinel – January 29, 2012   



age 99, passed away peacefully at Good Shepherd Village in Endwell on January 28, 2012. She was born September 5, 1912 to Frank and Sarah Dorsey in Montour Falls, NY and graduated high school from Cook Academy. She was a resident of Montour Falls until August 2008 when she moved to Woodland Manor Assisted Living in Vestal, NY. After a brief illness in July 2010, she was moved to Good Shepherd Village skilled nursing facility in Endwell, NY. She was the widow of PFC Gordon Tillis, who was killed in action in Germany in December 1944 during WWII. In 1967, she married her second husband, George Hall, a WWII veteran, local jeweler and watchmaker who predeceased her in 1989. Ada was employed for 30 years as the Medical Records Librarian at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls and then as sales clerk and bookkeeper at Hall's Jewelry. Ada had great pride in her town of Montour Falls. She acted, unofficially, as "ambassador" for the town and the Falls. She also was a self-appointed "information center", passing out brochures at the Falls, or in her front yard, to the many tourists from all over the world. The town mayor received more than one letter from visitors commending Ada for her "warm welcome" to Montour Falls! Ada walked "down town" at least twice a day as long as she was physically able, visiting with friends and employees at the pharmacy, bank and post office and sharing with both locals and out-of-towners her sense of humor, positive and witty personality and pride in her town. Ada will be remembered by her sons' generation as an involved and active parent; acting as a Cub Scout den mother, providing a ride to or from a school event and always making her home a "home away from home" for all her sons' friends and acquaintances. She will be remembered by her peers as a sincere friend, as well as being active in the American Legion Auxiliary, widow's lunch group, being a bell ringer for the Salvation Army at Christmas time, going to the Veteran's Hospital to help the vets pick out and wrap Christmas gifts for their families and for her many "Ventures" bus trips. Ada was also a member of the Montour Falls United Methodist Church. In earlier years, she enjoyed cooking and crocheting or knitting; especially sweaters, hats, mittens, etc. for her two sons, and later adding skirts, poncho sets and doll clothes for her six granddaughters. In later years, she became a "photo bug" and appreciated flowers, birds, clouds, her smoke tree and visits with Falls' tourists, all from her front porch rocker. Ada is survived by two loving sons: Rollin (Pat) Tillis, Philadelphia, PA and Stewart (Marion) Tillis, Vestal, NY. She is also survived by six granddaughters and their husbands: Coleen (Jerry) Zabinski, Lori (Ron) Spicer, Kim (Bob) Santoni, Kelly (David) Schecter, Maria (Eric) Connor, and Kristy (Marty) Eckenrode as well as thirteen great-grandchildren. Ada will be greatly missed, as she was truly ONE OF A KIND! The family will receive friends at Vedder and Scott, Inc. Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY on Saturday, February 4 from 1PM until time of the funeral service at 2PM. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ada's memory to Montour Falls Methodist Church, 124 Owego Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865; The Schuyler County Historical Society, PO Box 651, Montour Falls, NY 14865 or the charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – February 2, 2012 


FIVIE Herbert L. (Bud) Fivie

age 79, of Odessa, NY, died on January 26, 2012 at Cayuga Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beverly (Smith) Fivie; children, Sheree (Richard) Goodwin of Cayuta, NY, Mike (Ann) Fivie of Florida, Joseph Fivie of Florida, Lissa (Bill) Seymour of Pine Valley, NY, Brenda DeSarno and good friend Darlene of Rochester; grandchildren, Jonathan & Christopher Fivie of Florida, Joseph & Rachael Fivie of Watkins Glen, NY, Brandon Seymour of PA, Alicia DeGraw of Trumansburg, NY Julie (Alex) Kelly of Tacoma, Washington, Anthony DeSarno of Watkins Glen, NY and 3 great grandchildren; brother Jack (Donna) Fivie of Horseheads, NY and sister Delores (Jim) Blackwell of PA. Arrangements will be announced for a later date in the spring. Arrangements are under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.  Star Gazette – January 28, 2012  


GEHLING Karen E. McGarry

Loving wife & friend of many years. Passed away on January 20, 2012 after extended illness. She was predeceased by her parents, John & Dorthy Gehling of CA; brother, David Gehling of CA; mother in law, Louise McGarry and sister in law, Patricia DeCastro of Binghamton. She is survived by husband, Mike McGarry; children, David, Alyson & Andrew Drake; siblings, Thomas Gehling and Emily Lynn Nichols; and sister in law, Mary Gehling. Karen was employed at I.D. Booth Inc. for 20 yrs. She served in the Coast Guard and Naval Reserves for 23 yrs, retiring as Chief Petty Officer in the Naval Reserves. Karen enjoy spending time at the Cottage, BBQ with friends, reading and most of all her photography. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Elmira-Corning Hospice. Calling hour will be held from noon to 2PM at James D. Barrett Funeral Home on Lake St. in Elmira, NY with a memorial to follow at 2PM, February 4, 2012.  Star Gazette – February 2, 2012  


GILBERT Deborah Ann Fausel

Age 56 of Montour Falls, NY died on Sunday, January 29, 2012 in the comfort of her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St. Montour Falls, NY on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 between the hours of 5 to 7 PM followed by her funeral service. The Rev. Bob DeWitt will officiate. Her husband, Alan Fausel; children, Joseph Colby of Wichita, Kansas, Diana Colby (Paul) of Vernon, Connecticut, Melissa and Rob Tuttle of Montour Falls, NY, Ken Fausel of Corning, NY and Shawn Olson of Andover, Minnesota, survives Mrs. Fausel; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many foster children; sisters, Linda Bump of Newington, CT, Kathy and Doug Dufour of Vernon, CT, Donna and Bob Guilbeault of Attleboro, MA and Joyce and Roger Lambert of Manville, R.I.; brothers, Richard and Becky Gilbert of Attleboro, MA, Tom and Liz Gilbert of Brunswick, ME and Ronny and Kelly Gilbert of Brunswick, ME; her parents, George and Georgia Genghner Gilbert; brother, Larry and sister, Rose, predeceased Mrs. Fausel. Mrs. Fausel was a loving caregiver of many children that she cared for in the day care facility she operated in her home. The family expresses there thanks to Carolyn Dewitt, the doctors and nurses at Strong Memorial Hospital and Hope Lodge of Rochester, NY also to AIM, Southern Tier Hospice nurses and Dr. Theresa Spaulding along with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care.  Star Gazette – January 31, 2012


GRACE Richard W. Grace

age 81,179 Souls Hill Road, Chemung, New York, died on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at his home in Chemung, 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. For up-to-date arrangements go to "obituaries" at While there, you may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Richard's family. Sayre Morning Times – January 20, 2012  may be buried in Chemung


HANNON Marie (Hannon) Czebiniak

After courageously fighting a long illness, Marie Czebiniak died peacefully at her home in Lockwood, New York on January 28, 2012.  Marie was born on February 10, 1932, to the late William & Anna Hannon in Johnson City, New York. On January 28, 1956, she married Andrew Czebiniak at Blessed Sacrament in Johnson City. Marie worked for Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory. After her marriage to Andy, she settled into homesteading, first in Johnson City and later in Spencer, New York.  Marie was predeceased by her husband, Andy on August 26, 2005 and her son Tim on November 22, 2007. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Sheila & Ed Ropp, Bill & Stacie Czebiniak, Becky & Dave Cottle and daughter-in-law Lynn Capani- Czebiniak; grandchildren, Daniel Czebiniak, Caitlin & Olivia Ropp, Jeffrey, Cody & Tiffany Czebiniak; along with great granddaughter Kietarah Czebiniak-Mancini.  Her love for her family and her faith were central to her life. She was an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, then St. James in Waverly, New York.  Those of us who knew and loved Marie will always be grateful for the opportunity to have shared in her life and she will be missed.  Calling hours are scheduled for Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue , Waverly; a Requiem Mass will be held Wednesday Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish St. James Church, Waverly. Please visit to sign the book of condolence.   Sayre Morning Times – January 30, 2012


HICKS SueAnn Bunt

77, of Valley Drive, Painted Post, New York, died at Corning Hospital on Wednesday, January 25th, following a valiant battle with cancer. SueAnn was born in Corning, NY, on December 20th, 1934, the daughter of Curtis and Cynthia (Sarrett) Hicks.  She attended Northside High and received her BA from Marshall University, West Virginia, in 1956.  She married Richard Donald Bunt on November 28, 1959, after her return to the area.  SueAnn was employed by the Corning-Painted Post School District and served as PTSA President and a charter member of the West High Boosters.  A talented artist and musician, she spent over thirty years as organist and choir director for the Painted Post United Methodist Church, where she and Richard were devoted members. SueAnn was predeceased by her loving husband, Richard, on March 29, 2011.  She is survived by sister June (Hicks) Elder of Pittsburgh, PA; sons Scott (Pauline) Bunt of Garwood, NJ; Robert (Deb) Bunt of Rochester, NY, and David (Jeanette) Bunt of Goodlettsville, TN; granddaughters Gretchen Ferraro and Katie Cuer of Elmira, NY, and Alicea Bunt of Rochester, NY; and great-grandchildren Gianna and Ian Ferraro of Elmira, NY. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to June Elder and cousin Nancy Doud for their unwavering devotion to SueAnn. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Services.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Painted Post Food Pantry, 201 North Hamilton Street, Painted Post, NY 14870.   Corning Leader – February 3, 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, NY; Kathleen Kirkpatrick of Yonkers, NY; 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 PM. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 2:30 PM. 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 28, 2012  


KOHLER Margaret “Peg” Boyd Lattimer

94, of 242 Coates Road, Wysox, PA passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp. “Peg,” as she was known by her family and friends, was born Nov. 7, 1917 at Howard Beach, L.I., NY the daughter of George Harry Kohler and Margaret Boyd Kohler. She spent her early years growing up at Merrick, L.I. NY. She married Ralph B. Lattimer and the couple moved first to Camptown, and later to Standing Stone Twp. where they resided for over 50 years.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, caring for her cats, reading and working in her flower gardens.  Survivors include 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, Aaron (Georgia) Crawford of Towanda; 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, Gerald David Lattimer in November of 1995; grandson, Kain Lattimer; infant great-grandson, Jesse Chilson and sons-in-law, Joseph Chilson and Walter Crawford.  A memorial service was held Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Maureen Hipple, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be private. There were 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 memory.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – February 2, 2012


LOWMAN Martin Jr. "Marty"

Of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully on Monday afternoon, January 30, 2012, at Corning Hospital at the age of 65. Marty was born December 20, 1946 a son of Martin Sr. and Alberta Evans Lowman. He was a member of the US Army and served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. Marty was very active in HHDS Babe Ruth Baseball and coached for over 23 years. He was an avid NY Giants, Mets and Rangers fan and enjoyed traveling to VT yearly with Sheila. Marty is survived by his loving companion of 18 years, Sheila Cowles; devoted sisters, Patty (Jerry) Borden, with whom he resided, Gerry (Clair) Bixby; children, Tammy, Tommy, Timmy, Michael, and Kevin; several grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also surviving are his compassionate friends, Millie Eno and family and Ed and Nancy Curry. Marty is predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law, Donald Palmer. The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, February 4, 2012, from 12-4 p.m. at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY. Marty's Memorial Service will be held immediately following at 4 p.m. with Military Honors. Private family interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Marty may make a donation to a charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – February 1, 2012 


LYNCH Bertha Stewart - Stewart, Bertha (Lynch, Allen)

Of Gaines Street - Age 76, died on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. Born October 10, 1935 in Richford, NY, daughter of the late Robert and Helena (Talcott) Lynch. Also preceding her in death are her husband, Alfred; sons, Charles and Jerry Allen; and step-daughter. Survivors include son, Robert Perry; daughters, Carla (Thomas) Walters and Sonja (John) Howe; along with 7 step-children, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Bertha was looking forward to the birth of her unborn great-great-granddaughter due to be born in June. Her 4 little people on four legs also survive her. Carla, along with the help of her daughter, Raqueal, was Bertha's caregiver for over 13 years. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, February 2, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Her friend, John Santulli, will celebrate Bertha's services. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Star Gazette – January 31, 2012


MacDONALD Barbara Theresa (MacDonald) Canney

Elmira: entered heaven on Thursday, January 26, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Barb was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gardner and Josephine MacDonald (Cunningham) and grew up with siblings Leonard, William, Mary and Alyce (Binney), graduated from Melrose High, then went to work for the telephone company and later trained as a Dental Assistant. Barb joined the U S Air Force during the Korean Conflict working as a Dental Assistant. On base in Texas she met her husband, John C. Canney, settled in Clarence, NY where they raised nine children: Karen (Bauman), Stephen, Patricia (Thomas Labert), Mary Johanna (Edward Foster), John, William (Kari Sugar), Mark (Mary Beth Zivic), Robert (Denise Vella) and Mary Elizabeth (Deceased). After raising her children Barb attended Erie Community College, and received an Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy. She retired from Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. She was devoted to the work of the Consolata Missionaries where she demonstrated commitment to her religious beliefs with active involvement in the Father's activities. At the age of 62, she was drawn to the very demanding work of helping neglected infants in Romania infected with the AIDS virus left orphaned or abandoned. Barbara loved to paint, was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling to England, Ireland, France, and climbed the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotehuacan, Mexico. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. Barb closely followed the activities of her 19 Grandchildren, Sarah Henninger (Bauman), Rachel Bauman, Matthew Bauman, Joshua Bauman, Brianne Bauman, Bethany Bauman, Laura Labert, Caitlin Labert, Andrew Labert, John Foster, William Foster, Mary Foster, Lindsey Cerda (Canney), Megan Canney, Zachary Canney, Carina Canney, Christopher Canney, Ryan Canney, Kelsey Canney; as well as her 3 Great Grand Children Benjamin Henninger, Emily Henninger and Zachary Henninger.  Friends are invited to Barbara's Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will take place in Clarence, NY. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations are made in Barbara Theresa Canney's honor to benefit Education for Children with Downs Syndrome.  Star Gazette – January 28, 2012


MARTIN Carole M. Cook

Age 70, of Rock Cabin Rd., Montour Falls, NY and formerly of Horseheads, passed away after an extended illness on Tues., Jan. 31, 2012, at Schuyler Hospital. She was born in Elmira to Gerald and Marion (Fish) Martin. She is survived by her husband of over 51 years, Richard Cook; sons and daughter, Edward (Liana) Cook of Odessa, NY, Lori Cook of Montour Falls, NY, Ronald Cook of Horseheads, NY, James Cook of Newfield, NY, Debbie Wrisley also of Newfield, NY; daughter-in-law, Tabitha Cook of Hector, NY; grandchildren, William, Michael, Kathleen Cook, Thomas and Felisha Cook, Jordan, Charleigh Wrisley; brother-in-law, Robert (Edna) Cook of Elmira, NY; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close and caring friends and neighbors. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her half-brother, John Martin. She was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake in Watkins Glen, NY and involved in various ministries in the church. Carole was an election inspector for Schuyler County and past senior regent for the Women of The Moose Montour Falls Chapter. Above all she was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. Carole also worked in food service for many area establishments including McCrory's at the Arnot Mall. In her earlier years she was also an accomplished bowler and bowling coach. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Fri., Feb. 3, 2012, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Mary's of The Lake, 905 North Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 on Sat., Feb. 4, 2012, at 12:00 noon. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Mary's Cemetery, Watkins Glen, NY. Those wishing may also remember Carole with memorials to the Montour Falls Volunteer Fire Department, 111 Lee St., Montour Falls, NY 14865.  Star Gazette – February 2, 2012


MILANO Frank Milano

85, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away, Monday, January 23, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born November 24, 1926, in Itman, West Virginia, the son of (the late) Caterina (Cruppi) and Gio Milano. Frank was also predeceased by his sisters, Marie Widrig, Josephine Poole, and Marianna Rice., Frank was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving from 1948 to 1952. He worked as a stone mason at Rynone Manufacturing in Waverly. He was an avid bowler, winning many trophies.  Surviving Frank are his brother, John James Milano; his nephew, John J. Milano II, both of Waverly; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Tuesday, January 31, from 11 a.m. to noon.  A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at noon with Pastor Ron Hadlock officiating.  Sayre Morning Times – January 28, 2012   


MOODY Betty May Carolyn Collins

Elmira: Age 80, was born December 17, 1931 and died on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah Cram (Davidson) and Ulysses Moody of Elmira, NY; sister, Ellen Moody and brother, Robert Moody both of Elmira, NY; first husband, Kenneth Charles Collins, second husband, James Guyette Collins and step-son, Christopher Collins. Betty is survived by her sons, Kevin (Linda) Collins, Robert (Linda) Collins, Kerry (Debbie) Collins, Charles Collins and Keith Collins; step-sons, Rick Collins, Alan (Marcia) Collins, Jay (Robin) Collins, Jamie (Pam) Collins and Patrick (Bonnie) Collins; along with numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her dear friend for many years, Mary Farr of Elmira, NY. A special thank you goes out to the Muhalko family of Elmira, NY for everything you have done for our parents through the years. Betty worked several years for private nursing homes in the Elmira/Horseheads area doing what she loved, caring for the elderly. She also loved her cats and her home always had at least one of them. At the request of her family Betty's Funeral Service and interment will take place privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 Route #352, Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.  Star Gazette – February 4, 2012  


MORGAN Robert Dale Morgan

age 50, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 29, 2012, from complications of glioblastoma at The Methodist Hospital. He was born on the April 16, 1961, the only son of Claude and Patricia VanNoy Morgan. Robert Dale graduated from Canton High School in 1979 and Penn State University in 1983 with a B.S. in journalism. Upon graduating from Penn State, he was granted a fellowship to the Miller High Life Olympic Training Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., which was the springboard to his career in the sporting business profession. At the conclusion of the fellowship, Robert Dale obtained an internship at the Sun Belt Conference in Tampa, Florida, which led to employment as Director of Sports Information at the University of Tampa, where he remained for two years. In 1988, Robert Dale joined the ranks of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, which was in the throes of restoring new life to a struggling Peach Bowl. Having served as an assistant to the director, he moved into the executive director position and turned the Peach Bowl into a corporate-sponsored Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl by increasing attendance and economic stimulus. While at the Chamber of Commerce, he organized and spearheaded the Atlanta Sports Council, an organization devoted to the promotion of sporting events and other entertainment venues to Atlanta. During the summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996, for which he prepared, submitted and delivered the required bids to the International Olympic Committee to secure the event for Atlanta, he was proud to announce the baseball games, toiling endlessly to correctly announce the players' native names. Moving ever upward in his career, it was in 1998 through 2000, he joined forced with the National Football League, having accepted the position of president and CEO of Metro Atlanta Super Bowl XXVIII Host Committee. As an avid golfer, he turned his favorite pastime into a new career path by joining the ranks of the PGA Tour as vice president/championship management, a position he held for two years and traveling extensively throughout the country. It was in 2002 that he was recruited to Houston, Texas, to secure the bid for Houston to host the XXXIV Super Bowl, and he served as president and CEO Houston Super Bowl XXXVII Host Committee. Mr. Morgan was also actively involved in preparing an IROC event, as well as the Senior Olympic Games. After the events and conclusion of Super Bowl XXXVII, Mr. Morgan formed his own corporation and was the managing director of ProActive Consulting Group. The last big chapter in his career was president and executive director 2011 Houston Final Four LOC, held at Reliant Park on from April 2 through April 4, 2011. He experienced great pride in the success of that event.  Robert Dale Morgan possessed a zest for life, passion for his career, and an infectious smile that will be missed by a myriad of true and loyal friends and acquaintances he made through his life.  Robert Dale was predeceased by his grandparents, Floyd and Dorothy Morgan, and Max and Madeline "Pat" Bellows, all of Canton, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Claude and Carol Morgan; his mother, Patricia A. Stage; his extended family brothers, Irvin Machmer and his wife, Debra, Michael Chopak; and his niece, Chelsea Machmer and Jaymes Crane, all of the Canton area. He also leaves fraternal aunts, Lois Norton of Forksville, Pa., Audrey Bedford and her husband, Carl, of Mehoopany, Pa., Elaine Morgan of Elmira, N.Y., Rosanne Morgan of Canton, Judy Brown and her husband, Chet, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; his uncle, Darwin Morgan and his wife, Donna Lee, of Ithaca, N.Y.; maternal uncle, Robert VanNoy and his wife, Janet, of Mansfield; his aunt, Cleone Schweikart and Galen Norton of Odgensburg, Pa.; and several cousins and dear friends.  A memorial service is to be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Sanctuary of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Rd., in Houston, where the Rev. Justin Coleman is to officiate.  In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Robert Dale's memory may be directed to the Nantz National Alzheimer Center, c/o The Methodist Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 4384, Houston, TX, 77210-4384. Arrangements in Houston are under the direction of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons. Towanda Daily Review - January 31, 2012   


NORDQUIST Ahava Maria McKee

Ahava Maria Nordquist McKee, 90, of Burnet died Jan. 23, 2012. She was born in Odessa, N.Y., on May 4, 1921, to Andrew and Ethel (Webster) Nordquist. She was the third of five children in a home with strong Christian values. Raised in the country, she learned resourcefulness and frugality as well as a love of nature, all of which she passed on to her children.  She married Robert Lewis McKee on Sept. 16, 1944. In 1948, they purchased a 100-acre farm in Rock Stream, N.Y., where they raised 11 children. They instilled in their family strong work ethics and Christian values, which included daily Bible readings and prayers and regular church attendance. In 1980, after his retirement, they began spending winters in Old Towne, Fla. In 1997, after her husband's death, she began spending winters in Texas with her daughters while still spending summers in New York state. She also traveled to other areas of the country to visit her children. In 2003, she made Texas her permanent home, living with her daughter Rita until January 2009 when she moved to Burnet with her daughter Phoebe. She was a cheerful and adventurous person who enjoyed reading the Bible, playing piano, singing, gardening, sewing and Scrabble. She will be greatly missed. Survivors include children Debbie Maynard and husband Daniel of Chattanooga, Tenn., Rita McKee of San Antonio, Tim McKee of Fletcher, N.C., Phil McKee and wife Dona of San Rafael, Calif., Anna Mori and husband Rick of Shady Cove, Ore., Joel McKee and wife Yunhee of Incheon, South Korea, Phoebe Morrison and husband Russell of Burnet, Nat McKee and wife Dinah of Alexandria, Va., and Jed McKee of Philadelphia; 26 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister Alethea Kolhonen; and brother Dean Nordquist and wife Erma. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years; daughters Ruth Frouman and Elizabeth McKee; brothers James and David Nordquist; and grandsons Brian Howell, Manoli Frouman and Daniel Frouman. A memorial service is 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at Hoover Valley Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to The Galilean Children’s Home, P.O. Box 880, Liberty, KY 42539, or Scott & White Hospice, 200 W. Ollie St., Llano, TX 78643. Cremation arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home & Crematory, 145 Texas Ave. in Kingsland.  The River Cities Daily Tribune – January 28, 2012  


NORGREN Robert H. Norgren, Sr.

Robert H. Norgren, Sr., 79, of Elmira and formerly of Newfield, died Tuesday, January 24th, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Bob was a retired car salesman. He had worked for several dealerships in the area for over 30 years. He was an avid golfer and had played semi-pro hockey in his younger years. Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Irene Ollila Norgren and his children, Robert Jr., Vicki, Sherry, David, Charlotte (Steve), Tina and Cynthia (Rodney). He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his brother, Roderick (Mary). Bob was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Charlotte; his son, Greg; and sisters, Jean and Lois. A private funeral service will be celebrated by Pastor Robert Foote at the Bangs Funeral Home. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Newfield, in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Ithaca Journal - January 26, 2012   


PARISO Phillip

Age 85 of Buffalo, NY. He was born August 27, 1927 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Patsy and Celia (Rossi) Pariso and passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012 in Buffalo. He is survived by his wife Barbara; 4 children; sisters Patricia Neal of Orlando, FL, Jeanne Dimico of Jacksonville, FL; brother Ronald Pariso of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Buffalo.  Star Gazette – February 2, 2012  


PARRISH Clara P. (Parrish) Wertz

91 years, widow of Robert Irwin Wertz, of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, formerly of Birdsboro and Morris, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in Ephrata Community Hospital, where she had been a patient for one day.  Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Byron Spencer and Elizabeth (Martin) Parrish. She had been employed as a sewing machine operator for the former Valley Forge Flag Co., Baumstown, for 22 years, retiring in 1985. Clara is survived by two sons, Robert N., husband of Cookie Wertz, of Birdsboro, and Dennis C., husband of Aileen Wertz of Allenwood. She is also survived by five daughters, Barbara Ann, wife of Earl L. Wertz, Morgantown, Pa., Sondra L., wife of Eugene White, Denver, Pa., Florence E., wife of Dale Sinclair, East Earl, Sharon M., wife of James Jumper, Wellsboro, and Joyce L. Falatovich, Birdsboro. There are also 23 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. There are also many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 11:30 a.m., at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro. Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park. A viewing will be held at the funeral home Monday, Feb. 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., Birdsboro, is in charge of the arrangements.  Wellsboro Gazette – February 4, 2012


REIDY Joseph P. Reidy

72, a resident of Elmira and longtime teacher at Copenhagen Central School, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at his daughter's home in Pulaski, where he was under her care and that of Oswego County Hospice. Mr. Reidy was born in Elmira on January 1, 1940, the son of the late, Patrick and Ellen McDermott Reidy. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Elmira, and received his Bachelor’s Degree at Niagara University. He served in the Navy from 1962 to 1964. He later served in the Peace Corp in Kerala, India. Joseph was an elementary school teacher at Copenhagen Central School for twenty-nine years, retiring in 1998. Joseph became an Eagle Scout in 1954. He was an avid sportsman and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Joseph married Nancy Whalen at St. Patrick's Church in Watertown in 1969. They were married for 29 years until her death in 1998. He was married to Rhonda L. Keddy in 2005; she died in 2010. Joseph is survived by his children, Shannon (Jeffrey) Eisel, and Sean (Michelle) Reidy; brother-in-law, Thomas Reidy; and six grandchildren, Zoe, Tessa, Maggie, Logan, Finn, and Ellie; as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00AM at St. Mary's Church, Copenhagen, with the Rev. George F. Maroun, Pastor officiating. Private interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown. Funeral arrangements are with the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Copenhagen Central School, 3020 Mechanic Street, Copenhagen, NY 13626, for a memorial scholarship in his name.  Star Gazette – February 3, 2012  


ROLFE Donald R. Rolfe “Dib”

as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, 89, of South Waverly, Pa., died on Thursday, February 02, 2012, at home with his family by his side.  He was born on February 5, 1922 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Irvin and Eva Pollard Rolfe. Don would have been 90 on Sunday, February 5. Don was a graduate of Nichols High School. He started his career as owner and operator of Rolfe’s Refrigeration, Heating, Electric, and Plumbing in Nichols, N.Y. He then became employed in the dairy business, selling, installing, and servicing automated bulk milk tanks, where he met several of his lifelong friends. For many years, Don worked as a resident engineer overseeing the construction of water and sewage treatment plants in Pennsylvania and New York as well as a project in Quito, Ecuador.  In December of 1982, Don became a part-time Building Code and Zoning Enforcement Officer for Athens Borough. When those offices were combined with the public works foreman in 1983, Don was appointed to all three positions and became the first public works superintendent until his retirement in 1987. Don was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, where he served on the trustees and administrative boards. He also maintained the church heating system for many years. He was a 50-plus year member of the Nichols Masonic Lodge #333 F&AM and received the Dedicated Service Award. Don was a past member of Athens Rotary, PENNY Promenaders, and the South Waverly Community Association. For many years, he was a South Waverly Borough Councilman and chairman of the building and grounds committee. Don also served as vice chairman of the municipal sewer authority. His interests included hunting, fishing, square dancing, traveling, playing cards, and flying his Cessna 150. He also enjoyed coaching girls’ softball. Don is well loved by his family and the community. We will miss his warm smile and tales of his life’s adventures. He is predeceased by his parents, an infant son, a granddaughter, brothers, Carl and Kenneth, brother and sister in-law Henry and Alta Callear Rolfe, brother-in-law Clifford Schrader.  Don is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Marla J. Rolfe at home; children, Denise Rolfe of Nichols, N.Y., Donna Rolfe of Waverly, N.Y., Gary and Barbara Rolfe of Nazareth, Pa., Joe and Midge Rolfe of Barton, N.Y., and Christine Lukas and Debbie Cornell, her long-time friend and Don’s “adopted” daughter, both of Sayre, Pa., sister Retha Schrader of Towanda, Pa.; sisters in-law, Nellie Rolfe Burch and Lucy Rolfe Dimpsey of Florida; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.  Friends and family are invited to call at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, N.Y., on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 11 a.m. to noon. A memorial service will follow at the church at noon with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, N.Y., at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed in Donald’s memory to the: Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY or Guthrie Hospice, R.R. #1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, Att.: Clinical Coordinator. Don’s family would like to express a special appreciation to Anja Miller, RN, and the entire Guthrie Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.  Sayre Morning Times – February 4, 2012


SCHUYLER Jean H. Winslow

70, of Waverlym passed away, Monday, January 30, at her home. Born December 13, 1942, in Waverly, N.Y., the daughter of the late Janice (Brown) and John Schuyler. Jean was predeceased by her granddaughter, Brittney Darling and her brother, John Schuyler.  She was a lifelong resident of the Valley. Jean was a wonderful homemaker, mother, and grand and great-grandmother. Surviving Jean are her children; Patty Darling, Gary Winslow, Jr.; her grandchildren, Ashley, Geoffrey, Chelsea, Kaylea and Timothy; her greatgrandchildren, Khloe and Madeline. She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Soule; and her brother, Robert Schuyler; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call Friday evening, February 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, N.Y.  A funeral service will be held Friday Evening at 8 p.m. with Chaplain Linda Rogers officiating at the funeral home. Sayre Morning Times – February 2, 2012   


SCOLLON Wanda L. Gressel

age 80, of Bath, NY died Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, Bath, NY.  She was born July 9, 1931 in Barnsboro, PA the daughter of Ed and Mary Wadell Scollon.  She was retired from the Steuben County Sherriff’s Department.  Wanda was a 50+ year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bath.  She volunteered at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital.  She is survived by two daughters, Maryanna (Glenn) Glashauser of Clay, NY and Heidi Rowland of Bath, NY; two sons, Otto Gressel III and Diane Norman of Savona, NY and Robert Gressel and Nancy Wheeler of Avoca, NY;  12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, sister Helen Scollon of Elmira, NY, sister-in-law, Beverly Scollon of Dansville, NY and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Otto Gressel Jr., brother Ed Scollon and two sisters, Ruth Shallenburger and Carrie Scollon. Friends may call Today February 3rd  from 1:00-2:00  pm at Fagan's Funeral  Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath, NY.  A memorial service will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Reverend Gary Brown officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Finger Lakes Humane Society, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810. Corning Leader – February 3, 2012


SHELL Faith E. (Shell) Wittig

68, formerly of Troy, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at Cedar Haven Nursing Home in Lebanon, Pa.  Funeral services and burial will be private. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy is in charge of arrangements.  Born May 1, 1943 in Waverly, N.Y.; a daughter of the late George M. and Violet M. (Overacker) Shell, she graduated from Troy High School in 1961. Mrs. Wittig was a member of Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church in East Smithfield where she had actively volunteered, held fundraisers, and served refreshments during vacation Bible school. She enjoyed quilting, taking care of the ill, participating on mystery rides with the church, and being around and riding horses in her younger years.  Mrs. Wittig is survived by three sons, Douglas M. Wittig of Rebuck, Pa., Tracy A. Wittig of Elimsport, Pa. and Daniel H. Wittig of LaPlata, Md.; two granddaughters, Yvonne and Jessica Wittig; and two sisters, Sherri Sinclair of Wellsboro and Sue Vanderpool of Paxinos, Pa. She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Alice Shell.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church, PO Box 10, East Smithfield, PA 18817 or to a favorite charity.  Towanda Daily Review – February 3, 2012    


SPIRAWK Joseph "Joe" Spirawk

49, of Troy, NY, passed away Monday, January 9, 2012. Joe was a retired veteran of the US Coast Guard. He was the loving father of Jodi (Henry) Zajac, Octavia (Joseph Chalk) Spirawk, Olivia Beligotti and the loving grandfather of four grandchildren, his former wife and lifelong companion Julia Spirawk. A Memorial Mass with Military Honors will take place on Saturday, February 4th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's on the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glenn, NY followed by a celebration of his life at the Veteran of Foreign Wars 30 N. Franklin St. Watkins Glen, NY.   Star Gazette – February 2, 2012  


STOLICKER Beverly I. Stolicker Sitas

Beverly I. Stolicker Sitas, 64, of Herrick Township, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at her home with her loving family at her side. Beverly was born Nov. 28, 1947 in Sayre, a daughter of the late Danford Terry and Betty Jane Gilber Stolicker.  She graduated from Sayre High School and married Mike Sitas on Aug. 30, 1969. They celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary last August.  She was employed by Arrow United in Wyalusing in customer service for 37 years. She was once praised at a company conference in Washington, DC by John Reed, President of Mestek, Arrow United’s Parent Company, who told the audience that Beverly Sitas was a perfect example of the way customer service reps should do their job.  She loved camping especially at Assateague Island in Maryland, which was her favorite. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and also enjoyed her Jack Russell Terrier, Daisy.  Surviving are her spouse, Mike at home; son, Samuel Sitas of Wyalusing; two brothers, Frank (Debbie) Stolicker of Waverly, NY and Donald Stolicker and Greg Johnson of Spokane, WA; three sisters, Barbara Sorenson of Waverly, NY, Terry (Mike) Minwell of Horseheads, NY and Marie E. Besecker of Waverly, NY.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 12 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Pastor Patricia Newhart officiating.  The family will provide flowers and they ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – February 2, 2012


STOUT Joan E. Overhiser

age 71 of Watkins Glen, NY passed away on January 23, 2012 at Seneca View Nursing Facility. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Margaret Stout of Corning, NY. Joan is survived by her husband, Clarence Overhiser of Monterey, NY. Children: Debra (Joe) Peach of Summerfield, FL, Edward (Katie) Overhiser of Montour Falls, NY, Brenda Link (David) of Watkins Glen, NY, Dawn Vaughn (John) of Cayuta, NY and Alan (Crystal) Overhiser of Odessa, NY. Sisters: Carolynn (Charles) Tymeson of Gang Mills, NY, Shirley Harrington of Corning, NY, Virginia (William) Murphy of Painted Post, NY. Joan has 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren who she loved spending time with very much. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, February 3, 2012 from 1 to 2 PM for a time of remembrance with the family. Burial will take place in Montour Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.  Star Gazette – February 2, 2012


Van HORN George H. Van Horn

formerly of Troy, died after a brief illness on December 12, 2011 in Port Orange, FL.  He was a Chrysler-Plymouth dealer for several years in Troy. He moved to Port Orange in 1963 where he established a heating and air conditioning company which is managed by his son, Doug. He was a charter member of the Sylvania Lions Club.  In Florida he belonged to the Daytona Power Squadron and the Daytona Out Board Club. He was very active working with the Scouts in Pennsylvania. His sons became Star, Life and Eagle Scouts.  George and his wife Janet became active members of All Saints Lutheran Church on January 24, 1988. George served on the Congregation Council for several years. He also served on the Witness Commission and Witness Partners Committee.  He was a greeter, an usher, and also attended birthday and anniversaries and Mixing Bowl.  George lost his sight to macular degeneration but continued attending church and other activities whenever possible.  He is survived by his wife, Janet; three sons Henry & Beth of Madison, MI; Eric & Jenny of Willington, CO; and Douglas and his family of Samsula, FL; a sister-in-law, Betty VanNoy of Granville Summit; grandchildren, Kim and Roland, Hank and Barbi, Cathryn and Jessica, Ryan and Melanie.   Canton Independent Sentinel – February 4, 2012


WALKER Andrew S. Walker

age 77, of Binghamton, died peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2012 after an extended illness. He was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife Nora, son Mark and Terry Walker, daughters Michelle and Michael Peters, and Andrea Barone. Andy had six grandchildren, Brittney Kirker, Mark and Steven Walker, Ethan and Connor Knox, and Carleen Striss. Andy was born in Johnson City and graduated from JC High School. He then joined the US Navy, serving as a boiler man in "the bowels of the ship," as he would say. He was also a member of the Shore Patrol - which is ironic, given his lifelong penchant for mischief-making. In the following years, he attained the honorary title of Colonel after attending auctioneering school in Iowa. He was well suited for this calling, given his considerable skills as an entertainer and his gift for exaggeration. Andy was known to his friends as "Mr. Lucky" though luck played no role in his reputation as a remarkable hunter and phenomenal fisherman. Some contend that his ability to quickly land scores of fish was the leading reason the state imposed daily catch limits. He volunteered his auction talents to many wildlife organizations, helping to raise thousands of dollars in support of their causes. Andy's most pleasurable moments were spent at Black Lake where he would delight in hosting hunting and fishing outings for his friends and where he became well acquainted with every Game Warden in the region. Andy's love of life and sport were legendary as was his uncanny ability to make a story you heard countless times seem fresh, new again and funnier than ever. In short, an encounter with Mr. Lucky would always make your day better. Andy was also a member of the Masons. The family wishes to thank all of the compassionate nurses and doctors of the Binghamton and Syracuse VA and especially the staff at Lourdes Hospice for their loving care for Andy in his final days. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 3, 2012 at The Walter D. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 45 Oak Street, Binghamton. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Sullivan Funeral Home Thursday from 3 till 6 p.m.  Star Gazette – February 1, 2012


WALSH Phyllis Louesa Walsh Boland

79, of Lebanon, Pa., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 27, 2012. Born in 1932, and raised in Owego, N.Y., Phyllis lived prior in Sayre, Pa., Carlisle, Pa., Hanover, Pa., Bonneauville, Pa. For the past decade, Phyllis delighted in her ‘late blooming’ marriage to George William (“Bill”) Boland, enjoying lots of family visits, traveling excursions, projects, and shopping. In addition to her loving husband Bill, Phyllis is survived by four children: Deborah K. (Westbrook) Herman & her husband Al of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Bradley D. Westbrook and his wife Ardys Kozbial of San Diego, Calif., Mark E. Westbrook and his partner Cindy Avnet of Gainesville, Fla., and Larry A. Westbrook and his wife LuAnne of Decatur, Ill.; step-daughter Lori A. (Boland) Spotz and her husband Danny of Pine Grove Pa.; 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Phyllis led a very active life over her almost eight decades, serving as an officer in the Pennsylvania Chapter of AMVETS, active in her church, and enjoyed the Red Hat Society until just a few years ago, slowed down only with her dialysis regimen.  She has been a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital since early November 2011, finally losing her valiant battle on Friday.  She will be dearly missed by her loving husband, family, and circle of friends. A private memorial service will be conducted by Pastor Ron Salem at the St. Stephens United Church of Christ on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospital, 4th & Walnut Sts, Lebanon, PA 17042, directed to the Dialysis Unit in memory of Phyllis L. Boland.     Sayre Morning Times – January 28, 2012   


WEBSTER-WHITE Gabriella Webster-White

two month old infant daughter of Tracy Webster and Eric White of Jasper, died very suddenly on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira.  She was born on November 22, 2011 in Elmira. Surviving are her parents of Jasper, her sisters, Leah White and Arianna Webster, her brother, Kristian White, her maternal grandparents, Dennis Webster of Williamson, NY and Renee & Angelo Gersonia of Canandaigua, NY, her paternal grandparents, Doug & Mandy White of Addison and Lisa & Dan Muscato of Dexter, NY, her maternal great grandfather, Joseph Webster of Zephyrhills, FL, her aunts and uncles, David & Marsha White, Mary & Calvin Willis, all of Jasper and Mike Webster of North Rose, NY and several other aunts, uncles and cousins. Gabriella was dearly loved by her parents and will be missed tremendously by them .A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Rev. Brian Diffenbacher will officiate.  Corning Leader – February 1, 2012



?  Mary M. Burmester, 88 of Port Orange, FL, formerly of Roanoke, VA and originally from Troy, entered into her eternal home on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 on her 88th birthday. She was a life-long member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Salem, Virginia. Mary is survived by her daughter Mary Jo Spain of Roanoke; son, John Burmester and his wife Rita of Port Orange, FL; sister, Myrna Paris of Wynantskill, NY; four grandchildren, John Christopher Burmester and his wife Lauren, William Camden Burmester, April Spain and Tye Jordan. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Francis H. Burmester, her parents and two sisters. A Funeral Mass was to be held Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 314 Turner Road, Salem, VA with Rev. Kevin Segerblom officiating. Interment to follow Mass at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be made to Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia / Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.  Canton Independent Sentinel – January 29, 2012


? Carolyn Willis

Carolyn Willis, age 71, of Crandall Road, Barton, New York, died on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10:00A.M. to 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Carolyn’s life will follow the visitation with Pastor Allen Bill honoring her memory at 12:00 Noon. A special tribute to Carolyn’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity. Burial will be in Barton Cemetery, Barton, New York. Those wishing may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Carolyn’s family.  Birth Date: June 18, 1940 Birth Place: Johnson City, New York   Funeral home obituary – February 4, 2012  

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