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ACRESTI Michael Acresti

65, of Canton, Pa., died at home while surrounded by his beloved family on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.  Michael John, "Mike" to family and friends, was born on Dec. 5, 1946 in North Tonawanda, N.Y. He was the only son of the late Anthony and Margaret (Kilborn) Acresti. Mike and his wife, the former Nancy Willow, were married on Sept. 29, 1990, at the Faith Baptist Church in Canton and were blessed with 21 wonderful years together. Early in his years, Mike began a life-spanning love and respect for his Lord and Savior. He also held a great appreciation for nature, enjoyed all sports and earned the honor of Eagle Scout.  In 1965, Mike graduated from Canton High School where he excelled in academics and played football and basketball. He graduated from Mansfield University in 1969 with a bachelors degree in elementary education. A popular teacher, Mr. Acresti was devoted to his students at Canton and enjoyed a 30-year career as a fifth grade teacher of math and earth and science.  Mike was very active within his community and always ready to offer his help to anyone. He was a member of the Grover Church of Christ and enjoyed teaching Junior Church Sunday School. He also was a social member of the Canton Fire Dept and bowled on a local league. Mike was a referee of high school football, coached cross-country and Little League Baseball and was a manager at the Canton War Memorial Pool. After retiring, he remained active. He was a substitute teacher and a swimming and CPR instructor at the Williamsport YMCA. Mike's family was the joy of his life and sharing times with Nancy, his children, grandchildren, sisters and friends were very special to him. He enjoyed doing many things, especially reading his Bible, fishing and being outdoors. Surviving is his wife Nancy; children, Melissa (Dana) Schlafman of Leesburg, Va., Brooke (Paul) Tillotson of Roaring Branch and Michael A. (Laura) Acresti of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four stepchildren, Natalie (Denny) Route, Terry (Wayne) LaMont, Rodger (Lisa) Davey and Barb (Paul) Campbell all of Canton; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bonnie (Bill) Spencer and Rosemary (Aldie) Fitzwater, all of Canton; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents, Mike was predeceased by his childhood friend, Robert "Bobby" McWilliams, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War, and a niece and nephew, Kathleen Spencer and William "Monty" Spencer.  His family invites friends to attend a memorial service to honor a beautiful life. The service will be officiated by Pastor Will Strunk at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Grover Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a donation in Mr. Acresti's name to either the Canton Area Elementary School, 545 E. Main St., Canton, PA 17724 to be used in the library, or to the Grover Church of Christ, P.O. Box 139 Grover, PA 17735. Assisting the family with arrangements is Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton.   Towanda Daily Review – February 17, 2012   


ANDREWS Deborah Thomas

Age 57 of Elmira, NY.  She was born August 20, 1954 in Corning, NY daughter of Donald L. and Rosalie (Keck) Andrews and died Saturday, February 11, 2012 at home. She is survived by husband Flim Thomas, Jr.; her children Jennifer Tucker and Chad Domanski both of Elmira; grandchildren Jessica and Miranda Stone, Zane-Anthony Tucker, Elias and Eliciah Rounsville; great grandson Carmine Beehler; parents Donald and Rosalie Andrews of Big Flats; brother Douglas Andrews of Corning; sisters Christine Jones of Newburgh, IN and Penny Andrews of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Deborah was employed with Corning, Inc. Private services were held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Deborah through donations to Southern Tier Hospice or the Falck Cancer Center. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Star Gazette – February 15, 2012


ANGLEHEART Margaret L. Tombs

76, a most devoted wife and mother and loving grandmother, of Sebring, FL, died on February 6, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 21, 1935, in Corning, NY and came to Sebring in 2003 from Horseheads, NY. She was a hair dresser and owned her own beauty salon in Elmira, NY, for 31 years. She attended the First United Methodist Church of Sebring and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads. She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Angleheart and his wife, Betty and sister, Beverly Stull and her husband, James. She is survived by husband, Robert "Bob" Tombs, Sebring, FL; daughter, Cathy L. Patelunas and husband, Edward of Horseheads, NY; son, Robert K. Tombs and wife, Barbara, of Horseheads, NY; sister, Sylvia Parsons and husband, Lynn of Sebring, FL; brother, Clifford Angleheart and wife, Donna of Sebring, FL; brother, Gary Angleheart of Sebring, FL; 4 grandchildren, William Tremaine and wife, Colleen, Holly Tremaine, Karen Morrison and husband, Patrick, and Alicia Tombs; 3 great grandchildren, Cameron Willsey, Drew Tremaine and Catherine Tremaine; many nieces, nephews and friends.  Her final resting place will be in New York.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring, FL.  Star Gazette – February 12, 2012     


ARNOLD Ronald T. Arnold

age 74, of Deyo Road in Caton, NY died Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Corning Hospital unexpectedly with his family at his side.  Ron was born in Corning on October 20, 1937, to Albert and Bernice (Taft) Arnold.  He was a graduate of Corning Free Academy and entered the United States Army in 1958.  He worked for Ingersoll Rand Company from 1965 until his retirement in 1993 as a maintenance engineer.  He owned and maintained rental properties and enjoyed fishing and nature and being in the woods.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and having picnics with them.  He loved to travel and visited many national parks.  His most favorite trip was to Alaska and seeing the bears along the salmon streams.  He is survived by his wife Janet; two daughters, Rowena Arnold of Caton and Patricia (John) Taft of Thurston, NY; three sons, Aaron (Patrice) Arnold of Eustis, FL, Kevin (Vicki) Arnold of Horseheads, and Aric (Colleen) Arnold of Caton; three step sons, Mark and Tim Crane, and Scott (Jennifer) Hicks; two brothers, James (Anne) Arnold of Milbridge, ME and Philip (Evelyn) Arnold of Millerton, PA; step children, Harold Tiff of Corning and Kimberly (Murray) Segar of Big Flats; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; former spouse, Pauline Fenner of Deltona, FL.  Ronald was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Arnold, a sister, Laura O'Brian, and wife, Phyllis (Pratt) Arnold.  Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 16th from Noon - 3 and 5-7 PM at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, NY with funeral services following calling hours at 7:00 PM with Pastor Ted Roloson officiating.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton.  Memorials may be made in Ron’s name to Caton Volunteer Fire Department, 1118 Caton Road, Corning, NY 14830.  Corning Leader – February 16, 2012



A memorial service honoring the life of Gary F. Avery of Goose Creek, South Carolina and husband of Linda Morse Avery will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Olde Covert Church, Armenia Mountain, Troy, PA. The family will receive guests at 10:00 am prior to the 11:00 am service.  Gary entered eternal rest on January 18, 2012 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He has worked in his hometown area of Troy for the past three years with Ron Austin Trucking.   Canton Independent Sentinel – February 16, 2012    


BARNHART Cheryl Ann Barnhart

52, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Thursday, February 9, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Cheryl was born on November 10, 1959, daughter of (the late) Ernie and Betty (Phelps) Barnhart.  Cheryl was employed by Ashton Healthcare in Athens, Pa. She enjoyed camping and fishing. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and especially loved spending time with her two grandchildren; Jayden and McKenna. Cheryl’s last with was to marry her lifelong boyfriend, Chris Barrett. With the help of the oncology nurses and family, they were able to make her wish come true on Monday, Feb. 6, at Robert Packer Hospital.  Cheryl is survived by her spouse, Chris Barrett of Waverly, N.Y.; son: Eric and Holly (Kitchen) Sinsabaugh of Athens, Pa.; daughter, Tanya Negron (Sinsabaugh) and Ryan Negron of Abingdon, Md.; step-children, Ashlee Barrett and Andrew Barrett of Buena Vista, Colo.; grandson, Jayden Sinsabaugh of Athens, Pa.; granddaughter, McKenna Negron of Abingdon, Md.; brother, Richard and Ann Barnhart of Summerville, S.C.; sister, Jean and Steve Kennedy of Williamsburg, Va.; mother-inlaw, Beverly Sinsabaugh of Waverly, N.Y.; aunt, Susie and Ray Richards of Waverly, N.Y.; uncle, Chuck Barnhart of Waverly, N.Y.; her special companion, her beloved cat: Sophie; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.  A memorial service celebrating Cheryl’s life will be held on Monday, February 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Emory Chapel Church, Emory Chapel Road, Barton, N.Y., with Pastor Gary Culver officiating. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to Team Hope for Cheryl, Relay for Life at  Sayre Morning Times – February 11, 2012  


BURDICK Keith David Burdick

age 50, of Corning, NY, went to be with the Lord after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, February 2, 2012, while surrounded by his loving family.  Keith was born in Wellsboro, PA.  He was the son of Donald and Betty (Redner) Burdick.  Keith enjoyed fishing, walking, and being with his family.  He loved playing board games and reading with his grandchildren.  Keith was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan.  Prior to his illness he had been employed as a machinist.  Keith is survived by his wife, Penny (King) Burdick; daughters: Justine (Jason) Coumbe and Elizabeth Burdick; sons, Tristan (Ariel) and Tyler Burdick; sisters: Teresa (Brian) Crans and Jolene DuVall; brothers: Martin, Donald Jr., and Harold Burdick; grandchildren: Tristan Jr., Abagail, Gwen, Justice, and Brookelyn; sister-in-law, Terri (Darrell) Clark; and father and mother-in-law Merle and Carol King; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 7th at 2:00 pm at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post with a reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Keith’s memory can be sent to Bath Community Daycare, 36 East Morris Street, Bath, NY 14810 or to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.  Arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY 14830.   Corning Leader – February 5, 2012


BURRELL Beverly Jane Covell

66 of 245 Main St., Coopers Plains, NY, died Friday, February 3rd, 2012 in the Corning Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in July 24, 1945, the daughter of the late Lewis and Evelyn (Daily) Burrell, her Mother Evelyn survives.  Beverly married Larry W. Covell in Lindley N. Y., March 23rd, 1976, he also survives her. She grew up in Addison and attended Addison Central School.  She was a cook, employed by Holiday Inn in Painted Post, N.Y. for many years.  Prior to that she worked at the Poster Restaurant in Painted Post.  Beverly was a devoted mother and wife and enjoyed gambling, spending time at Waneta Lake and doing special things daily for her family.  She liked lunching with her lifelong friend Sharon Nichols. Surviving besides  her husband Larry, and her Mother Evelyn Harndon of Coopers Plains, are five sons: Robert (Christy) Crouch of Corning, NY, Donald (Lisa) Crouch of Elmira Heights, NY, Michael (Diane) Crouch of Hornell, NY, Larry Covell II of Horseheads, NY,  and Scott Covell of North Carolina; Daughter  Shelly (Matthew) Houghtaling of Westfield, PA; also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 2  great grandchildren,  several nieces and nephews;  two sisters: Virginia (John VanOrsdale) Lewis of Woodhull, NY, and Thelma (Richard) Coryea of Addison, NY and one brother: William (JoAnn) Burrell of Washington State; special friend, Sharon Nichols. By her wish there will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in her name be made to Cancer Treatment Services, 114 Columbia Street, Corning, NY 14830  or to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.  Cancer Treatment Services, 114 Columbia Street, Corning, NY 14830  Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 Arrangements by Carpenters Funeral Home LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St. Corning N.Y.  Corning Leader – February 6, 2012  


CAVANAUGH Margaret S. "Peggy" Tillinghast

77, died Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 26th, 1934, in Brooklyn, NY, to Martin and Ethel Cavanaugh. Mrs. Tillinghast is survived by her husband, Joseph Tillinghast, of 59 years. She is also survived by six children: Sheila (Bill) Whitmore of NY, Martin (Allison) Tillinghast of SC, John (Sharon) Tillinghast of TX, Mary (Michael) McCann of NY, Kevin Tillinghast of MT, David Tillinghast of NY. Mrs. Tillinghast is also survived by 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and sisters, Theresa (Bob) Walker and Ann (Jim) Morgan, both of NY. A Memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Star Gazette – February 10, 2012   


CLYMER Beulah M. (Clymer) Winans Fuhrman

91, of Milan, Pa., (formerly of Loganton, Pa.) died on Sunday, February 5, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born on February 19, 1920, in Green Township, Clinton County, Pa., she was the daughter of (the late) Willard Clymer and Alice (Clark) Frank. Beulah was married to William Winans for over 40 years, until his passing in 1980. She later married Harry Fuhrman, who passed in 2006. She was a member of Albright United Methodist Church of Loganton, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Group and also sang with the church choir. Beulah retired from the Blanchard Plant of Woolrich as a seamstress in 1987 after over 25 years of service. She was also formerly employed by Sylvania at the Mill Hall plant in the production department for several years. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Garry) Smith of Milan, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Sharon Winans of Loganton; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her son, James Winans in 2002. Beulah enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, and taking care of her houseplants. When able to she also enjoyed attending the Senior dinners on Wednesday at her church.  The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 11 a.m., in the Wayne P. Urbine Funeral Home Inc., at 95 Main Street, Loganton, Pa., with Pastor Brenda Mitchell officiating.  A visitation will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday (today) from 6 - 8 p.m. Final internment will be held in the Fairview cemetery in Loganton, Pa. If desired, memorials may be made in Beulah’s memory to the Albright United Methodist Church, 47 E. Main Street, Loganton, PA17747.  Sayre Morning Times – February 7, 2012 


DAOUD George

On the morning of Monday, February 6th, 2012 George Daoud of Forks Township, Sullivan County died at his residence after a prolonged illness. He was 64 years of age. Born in Atlantic City, NJ on October 30th, 1947 and raised in Ventnor, he was the son of George and Maude (Skaf) Daoud. For many years he worked at the family business with his father, uncles and Lebanese-born grandparents. A longtime institution along Atlantic City’s boardwalk, Daoud Brothers was renowned for fine jewelry and Persian rugs. He also served our country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Daoud moved to Manheim, Lancaster County and eventually to Sullivan County. Surviving are his daughter, Deanna Rose Daoud and his former wife, Theresa King, both of Mountville PA, as well as numerous cousins.  A celebration of George’s life will be held 2 PM Sunday, February 12th at the Erb Mennonite Church, Manheim PA, with Pastor Wes Siegrist officiating. There will be a viewing from 1 to 2 PM. Interment will be in Atlantic City Cemetery. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Canton Independent Sentinel – February 11, 2012


EISENRIETH Ruth Anne Rogers

died at the Consulate Care of Seminole, Florida at the age of 64 on Thursday, November 24, 2011, after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). Ruth Anne was predeceased by her father, Charles Eisenrieth of Corning, and is survived by her mother, Betty of St. Pete, Florida. She was previously married to Donald E. Rogers (deceased). She is survived by her children, Shannan of Clearwater, Fl, Scott (Dorothy); and grandson Scott Jr. of Suffern, NY; along with her sisters, Lois (Art) Tombasco of Binghamton, NY, Patty Harbachuk of Gulf Port, Fl. and Kelly Stevens of Wayland, NY. Ruth Anne resided for many years in Dumont, NJ where she owned and operated Salon 95. She loved the outdoors and was an avid cyclist, rock climber and a member of Outward Bound. She will be missed dearly by all those who loved her and wish her peace in heaven where she can now be free from pain and suffering. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Sun Coast Hospice and also at a later date in Dumont, NJ. Memorial donations can be made in Ruth's name to ALS.  Star Gazette – February 5, 2012   


EVANS Norma E. McCawley

90, of Corning, NY, died peacefully at Corning Hospital after a brief illness on Saturday, February 11, 2012. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Tuesday (Feb. 14th) from 5-8pm.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 am at the funeral home; followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen.  Norma was born in Watkins Glen on December 28, 1921, the daughter of Lloyd and H. Louise Evans.  She was predeceased by her parents; also husband, William M. McCawley; and sister, Gertrude Dye.  She is survived by her two sons, David (Diane) McCawley of Horseheads, and James McCawley of Watkins Glen; brother and sisters, Margaret (LeLand) Knowles of Valois, LeRoy (Erma Lou) Evans of Watkins Glen, and Ruth (Charles) Hayes of Montour Falls; six grandchildren, Michael (Joette), Timothy (Amy), Maureen, Joseph, Brian, and Christopher McCawley; seven great-grandchildren, Sara, Erin, Lindsay, Nathaniel, Marin, Joshua, and Ayden; also several nieces and nephews. Norma retired from the Southern Tier Library system.  Memorial donations in her memory may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Corning Leader – February 13, 2012 


FIDLER John W. Fidler

age 67, of Thornapple Drive, Elmira, NY died Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira.  John was born in Greenfield, Missouri on September 20, 1944, the son of John S. and Lucy (Todd) Fidler.  He received his education from Ohio State, Ph.D. in Poultry Nutrition, University of Missouri, M.S. in Poultry Nutrition, and a B.S. in Poultry Science.  John worked as President and CEO of Southern Tier HACCP Consulting, LLP, a consultant for Kreamer Feeds in Kreamer, PA and for the Pennfield Corporation in Lancaster, PA, as a VP of Technical Services and Procurement for the Pennfield Corporation in Lancaster, PA.  John served his country as a commissioned officer in the United States Army from 1965 until 1976.  His hobbies include golfing, hunting, fishing, hiking, trap shooting, woodworking, and cooking/grilling.  His memberships include the American Legion Post 1612 Big Flats, 1998-2006    PennAg Industries Board of Directors, 2003-2006 Chairman of Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Advisory Board, 2000-2006 Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Advisory Board, appointed by the Secretary Of Agriculture, 1996-1998 Pennsylvania Poultry Federation Board of Directors, 1990-1993 AFIA Nutrition Council Executive Committee, Poultry Science Association, Dairy Science Association, and the Lancaster Hempfield Rotary Club.  He also served as a volunteer mediator for the Community Dispute Resolution Center in Chemung County.  He is survived by his wife Mitzi; three sons, Paul (Katie) Fidler of Cleveland, OH, Sean (Jackie) Fidler of Brownstown, PA, and Shelby (Amber) Fidler of Lancaster, PA; step son, Bradford Wade of Las Vegas, NV; two sisters, Carolyn (Gary) Kenney of Schell City, MO and Peggy (Jim) Tedlock of Nevada, MO; grandchildren, Emily, Daniel, Ashley, Nicole, and Tessa; mother-in-law, Darleen (Robert) Pfeiffer of Landisville, PA; two aunts, Ruby Dean Fidler of Fair Play, MO and Dorothy Fidler of Tulare, CA; several nieces and nephews;  his dog and faithful companion, Ruby Sue.  A Memorial Celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday, February 11th at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY at 1:00 PM.   Memorials may be made “In Memory Of:” John W. Fidler directed to Kidney Cancer Association or International Myeloma Foundation,  Star Gazette – February 7, 2012


FISKE Daniel Mark Fiske

48, of Waverly, NY died peacefully Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 7:28pm with family and friends by his side.  He was born on October 11, 1963 in Sayre, PA the son of Richard and Neva Allen Fiske.  Dan was diagnosed with a rare Brain Cancer in January of 2010. He was a strong person with a strong heart. In his last couple of years, he showed us all how strong he truly was. Instead of giving up hope or becoming discouraged, he went about his life and continued to be the cheerful person that he always was. Dan, also known as “Babbit”, was a hardworking man and there was never a job too big or too small. He loved to work and many will agree that he was good at what he did. He was the type of man who could walk into a room and instantly brighten your day. Dan was full of energy and was never afraid to show it. He would dance around and sing out loud, would do anything to make you smile and even on your weakest days you could not help but smile back. Dan enjoyed going roller skating, riding motorcycles, and especially large banana splits. Dan had a smile worth a million words and he touched so many lives in so many ways. Dan was kind hearted and we are all honored and forever thankful to have been a part of his life. He was owner and operator of Babbit Builders, Waverly, NY. He also helped his wife, Sandra, in her business Myers Locksmith, Waverly, NY. He is predeceased by his brother Rick Fiske, and grandparents Grandma and Grandpa Latman, and Grandma Fiske, and mother-in-law Katherine E. Blake. Dan is survived by his wife Sandra Fiske of Myers Locksmith at home, daughters Joanna Fiske and Cassie Myers-Fiske of Waverly, NY, son Billy Jack (Billie Jo) Fiske of Waverly, NY, grandchildren Cameron, Deanna, Madison, Riley, and Rebecca Fiske all of Waverly, NY, mother Neva Fiske of Sayre, PA, father Richard Fiske of Elmira, NY, brothers Clark Fiske of Sayre, PA and Jeff Fiske of Sayre, PA, sisters Anna Scow, Nancy Cook and Bonnie Flandro of UT, niece Lisa Fiske, Monica Fiske, and Andrea Ackley-Fiske, nephew Casey Fiske, aunts, uncles, several other nieces and nephews, father-in-law Lloyd Myers, and many friends.  Family and friends may call on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from Noon – 4pm at the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Hall, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, PA. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1pm at the Fire Hall with the Rev. Paul Blake officiating. The family is being assisted by the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA.  Memorials donations may be directed in Dan’s memory to the: Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, 1717 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.  Sayre Morning Times – February 6, 2012


GARDNER James C. Gardner (Cam)

age 56, First Street, Elkland, Pennsylvania, lost his year-long battle with cancer Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at home with his loving family at his side.  Cam was born May 27, 1955, in Blossburg, PA.  He is the son of the late James and Jo Anne (Randall) Gardner.  Cam was an extremely kind-hearted man.  He appreciated the plight of the underdog and went out of his way throughout his entire life to lend a hand to those in need; human or otherwise.   He was generous to a fault, often giving others that which he didn’t have the resources to give.  He loved his dogs and the multitude of other pets he had throughout his life, and his choice of pets ran the gamut!  He enjoyed the outdoors, particularly fishing.  Cam had an amazing sense of humor and was certainly proud of his ability to make a funny.  If you weren’t paying attention and didn’t get his sometimes subtle puns, he made sure you did by slapping his leg and giving you his toothy grin and contagious laugh.  He was a man of faith and had strong convictions regarding religion and the state of the world.  Cam was very well-read and enjoyed an audience in which to express his views.  Cam also had eclectic taste in music and had an enormous music library.  He enjoyed playing the guitar during his Saturday morning jams.  Cam was ahead of his time, technologically speaking, and his expertise, wit, big heart, and uniqueness will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  Cam is survived by his son, Craig Gardner, of Mountain Top, PA; daughter and son-in-law Shannon and Jim Piper of San Antonio, TX; daughter Stephanie Evon of Mountain Top, PA; daughter Margo Evon of Chili, NY; and daughter and son-in-law Amanda and Mike Zarnecki of Elkland, PA; eight grandchildren Austin Gardner, Eliana, Jimmy, and Avonlea Piper, Alexander Francisco, Kaley Walker, Catrina Pettit, and Audriana Davis; four sisters, Wendy Copenhaver, Corning, NY, Michelle Abrams, Elkland, PA, Leigh Anne Humphrey, LeRoy, NY, and Lesley Gardner-Watkins, Addison, NY; several nieces and nephews, friends, and pets.  The family invites all family and friends to a celebration of his life on Friday, February 17th at The Marigold Manner, Main Street, Elkland, PA at 6:00.  Please come and share memories, tears, and laughs with all who loved and cared for him.  If possible, though NOT necessary, the family would appreciate it if you could bring a bite or drink to share.  Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.   Corning Leader – February 17, 2012 


HALSTEAD Joyce L. Sullivan

Age 63, of Centerville Road, Gillett, PA, died Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Bradford County Manor. Joyce was born June 22, 1948 in Elmira, NY daughter of the late Joseph and Velma (Breese) Halstead. She was a graduate of S.R.U. High School and was married to Dennis Sullivan on June 22, 1968 and celebrated 43 years together. She worked beside her husband Dennis in the office of Central Appliance Service in Elmira Heights for many years. Joyce enjoyed working in her gardens. She also found great happiness in cooking and spending time with her loving family. She was a Penn State fan and volunteered her time helping with the Ridgebury Little League. Survivors include her husband, Dennis of Gillett, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason & Angie Sullivan of Gillett; daughter, Brandy Robinson of Gillett; three grandchildren, Harley and Cameron Sullivan and Breanne Robinson; brother and sister-in-law, William & Lisa Halstead of Owego, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Joann & Ralph Nichols of Gillett; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Her service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. with Reverend James Donahoo officiating. Memorial contributions in Joyce's memory may be made to the Ridgebury Little League, 3179 Bucks Creek Road, Gillett, PA 16925  Star Gazette – February 6, 2012  


HATFIELD Barbara J. (Hatfield) Eaton

Fairport: February 12, 2012. Predeceased by husband, Theron "Rex" Eaton; loving mother of Diane (Stewart) Aberte, Janice (David) Coon and Brian Eaton; devoted grandmother of Brennan (Kristin) Coon, Kathryn (Matthew) Lewis, Renee (Randall) Whitlock, Daron, Danielle Aberte and Michelle Eaton; beloved great-grandmother of Julia Coon. Memorial Service Saturday, February 18th, 11 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 26 Church St., Fairport. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the First Congregational Church of Christ, Hospice, or NICU at Strong Memorial Hospital. The family wishes to extend their deepest thanks to the Staff at Crest Manor for their loving care of our mother and grandmother. Arrangements: Richard H. Keenan Funeral Homes.  Star Gazette – February 16, 2012  


HEFFNER Eric Heffner

40, of Troy, Pa., formerly of Lawrenceville, Pa., died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.  Eric Wade was born on Nov. 17, 1971 in Wellsboro. He was the son of Elwin and Joan (Graff) Heffner of Lawrenceville, the husband of Monica (Seeley) Heffner and father of Cheyanne and Isabella all at home.  Eric, known as "Hefty" or "Hef" by friends and family, was a graduate of Williamson High School. He was a devoted family man and also cared about others. Eric would help anyone in any way he could. He enjoyed times spent with family and friends, being outdoors, fishing and collecting wolf memorabilia. He was a member of the Sylvania Lions Club.  Other surviving family members are his grandmother, Margaret Heffner of Lawrenceville; two brothers, Jeff (Lynne) Heffner and Terry Heffner, all of Lawrenceville; his mother-in-law, Kathy Seeley of Canton, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Brian (Lori) Seeley of Shunk, Pa.; nieces and nephews Nichole, Shawna, Lisa, Cory, Ronald and Curtis Heffner and Keith and Caleb Seeley; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was predeceased by two siblings, Cheryl and Billy Jo Heffner.  Calling hours are 2 – 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St. in Blossburg. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to help benefit his children to Monica Heffner, 40 McBratney Lane, Troy, PA 16947.   Towanda Daily Review – February 17, 2012   


HESS Zackary Stephen "BooBoo" Hess

14, of 1107 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa., formerly of Tampa, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Zackary was born Aug. 5, 1997 in Tampa, Fla., and attended elementary school in Mulberry, Fla. and Towanda. He loved being creative, drawing and fishing. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends. Surviving are his parents Dawn and Scott Eagan of Towanda, and Gregory Hess of Tampa, Fla.; sisters Christian Eagan, Brianna Hess and Brittany Eagan; brothers Gregory Hess, Cody Eagan and Austin Eagan; maternal grandparents Darlene Crumley of Zephyrhills, Fla., Richard Bailey of Jessup, Ga.; paternal grandparents John and Debra Hess of Tampa, Fla., Trudy Eagan of Mulberry, Fla.; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.  A memorial service will be held in Florida at a later date.   Towanda Daily Review – February 11, 2012


HOOS John W. Hoos

85, died on Friday, February 10th, 2012, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was born in Delhi, NY to Henry A. and Emma M. Hoos. He was predeceased by his son, John W. Hoos Jr.; brother, Henry; and sisters, Mildred and Ruth Hoos. He married Dorothy (Dottie) Luce while a junior in college. They celebrated 62 years of marriage this past year. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Patricia (Alex) Druash and Susan (Randall) Nagel; grandchildren, Julie and Russell Nagel, and Richard and Lauren Druash. Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 24th, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, 95 Main Street, Big Flats, NY. His family wishes to thank the staff on the 6th floor of the Chemung County Nursing Facility and Hospice for the excellent care and kindness shown to John during his final six weeks of life. He was very appreciative of the care given to him by everyone involved. Donations may be made in John's name to the Five Rivers Boy Scout Council, 244 W. Water Street, Elmira NY 14901 or the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, 95 Main Street, Big Flats, NY 14814.   Star Gazette – February 14, 2012 


HORNING Donald E. Horning

54, of Wellsboro, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at his home.  Donald was born Oct. 26, 1957, in Wellsboro, a son of Charles and Phyllis (Erway) Horning.  He was a U. S. Air Force veteran. Donald was his brother-in-law's right hand man in Riverside Recycling, Covington. He was a member of the Arnot Sportsmen's Club.  Donald is survived by his mother, Phyllis Horning Randall and step-father, Miles Randall of Towanda; former wife, Cathy Dean Horning of Westfield; two step-sons, Terry Crawford of Wellsboro, Erik Crawford of Williamsport; a step-daughter, Kelly Gotwals of Westfield; six step-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Melissa and Kevin Franck of Covington, Peggy and Ed Scheetz of Rome, Pa.; a special nephew, Cory (Becky) Horning of Middlebury; a special great niece, Rilyne "the bug" Horning; special friends, James T. (Vicky) Buchko and Mikey Hamm, both of Wellsboro. Donald was predeceased by his father, Charles Horning. Family and friends are invited to a life celebration for Donald on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Horseshoe in Wellsboro, at 1 p.m. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – February 5, 2012


HOYNIAK Stefana “Stevie” Hoyniak Shoemaker

Dushore, married for nearly 67 years to veterinarian Dr. T.W. “Doc” Shoemaker, died on February 6, 2012, at the age of 88, at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte.  The Shoemakers came to Dushore in 1952, raised six children here, and began co-publishing the weekly Sullivan Review in 1966. Stevie was born on January 9, 1924, in Blakely, Lackawanna County to Elias Kuzma Hoyniak, originally of Losie, Galicia, Austria, and Stefania Shopay Hoyniak of Olyphant. She attended elementary and junior high school in Blakely, skipping several grades and graduating from Blakely High School in 1939. The next year she entered Bucknell Junior College (now Wilkes University) in Wilkes-Barre, graduating with a two-year degree in 1942. She met Doc while working at her first job, with Ansco Film Corporation, in Binghamton, NY. They danced and canoed their way through courtship and were married in the Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge in June 1945 while he was serving in the U.S. Navy in Philadelphia.  The Shoemakers lived in Luzerne County after Doc completed veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. They came to Sullivan County in 1952, when the Dolly Madison ice cream plant in Dushore needed a veterinarian to tend to its local suppliers’ herds. They raised their family of six children - Tom, Mike, Steve, John, Jim, and Sally - on Headley Avenue, actively participating in school and community activities. In 1966 the Shoemakers purchased The Sullivan Review and built it to a circulation of over 6,500, with signature front-page images of local scenes and reporting exclusively on Sullivan County. Stevie was an extremely disciplined and organized person. With six children under the age of 12 she returned to college, completing a B.S. in Library Education at Mansfield State College in 1963 and an M.S. in Library Science at Marywood College in 1968.  She was the librarian at the Sullivan County High School in Laporte from its opening in 1963 until retiring in 1987. While teaching at SCHS she was involved in the Drama Club and the Highland Herald, the student newspaper. She also served many years as scorekeeper for the Sullivan County boys basketball team. Upon retirement from SCHS she immediately started her second fulltime career at The Sullivan Review. Stevie was in charge of the news desk, summarizing news reports, researching and writing many articles and interviewing politicians and other visitors to the area. She and Doc worked side by side in all areas of the newspaper to build it into one of Pennsylvania’s finest weekly papers.  In addition to her family she had interests in theater, acting in Laporte Little Theatre and in historical pageants in the 1950s with family friend Jim Schoch, and attending and working at community events such as the PA Bowhunters Festival. She was also active with June Dairy Month, the Sullivan County Historical Society and Dushore Founder’s Day. Stevie was instrumental in founding the Sullivan County Council on the Arts. She was involved for many years with the Bradford/Sullivan Outstanding Young Woman pageant. She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Stevie had a fondness for Layla, the family’s white boxer, and other family dogs, Mandy, Duke, Ralph, BJ and Crunch.   She was a member of the Dushore Lions Club, Eagles Mere Country Club, and women educators society Delta Kappa Gamma.  Stevie is survived by her loving and devoted husband, T.W. “Doc” Shoemaker; six children and their spouses: Capt. Thomas W. Shoemaker (Jan), Muncy Valley; Dr. Michael E. Shoemaker (Debby), North Rose, NY; Dr. Stephen N. Shoemaker (Lizanne), Sugarloaf; John A. Shoemaker (Chris), Dushore; James S. Shoemaker (Anne), Houston, TX; Sarah Shoemaker Jensen (Rich), Dushore; 14 grandchildren, Tom, Peter, Meghan, Zach, Nichole, Stephen, Ian, Evan, Christian, John, Katie, Emily, Susannah, and Mark; and two great-grandsons, Cameron and Tyler. She was predeceased by a sister, Olga Hoyniak Beavan of St. Simon’s Island, GA.  A funeral service was held Friday, February 10th at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Dushore with her pastor Rev. Robert G. Kaltenbaugh presiding. Grandchildren Peter J. Shoemaker, Nichole S. McNair and John A. Shoemaker gave the readings. A private graveside service at Zion Lutheran Cemetery was held following the church service. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sullivan County Library, PO Box 309, Dushore, PA 18614 or the Sullivan County Historical Society, PO Box 252, Laporte, PA 18626.   Towanda Daily Review – February 15, 2012   


HOYNIAK Stefana Hoyniak Shoemaker, 88, of Dushore, died on Monday, February 6, 2012.  She was editor and co-publisher of The Sullivan Review for many years. Mrs. Shoemaker and her husband Dr. Thomas Shoemaker, owned the Independent-Sentinel from 1983 to 1988.  Services will be held 10 am on February 10 at Zion Chapel, Carpenter Street, Dushore.    Canton Independent Sentinel – February 11, 2012


HUBBARD June L. Magura

age 82 was born January 1, 1930. Gramma June died peacefully on Sunday evening, June 12, 2012 with family by her side. Her husband Michael Magura and her parents Howard and Delora Hoaker Hubbard predeceased her. June is survived by her children, Mike Magura of Horseheads, NY, Tim Magura of Montour Falls, NY, Gary Magura of Burdett, NY and Kathy (Wayne) Shaffer of Montour Falls, NY; five grandchildren, Stephanie Magura of Syracuse, NY, Cassie Magura of Watkins Glen, NY, Robin (Kyle) French of Horseheads, NY, Andrea Kuparinen of Groton, NY and John (Kristy) Kuparinen of NC; eight great grandchildren and one great great grandson; sister and brother-in-law that she adored, Liz and Ken Landry along with many nieces and nephews. June had worked at the old P&C plant in Horseheads, NY then went to work at International Salt Co. where she retired. She attended the Montour Methodist Church until she took sick and moved to Burdett where she attended the Burdett Methodist Church. June loved holidays with family and visits from family and friends. The family was excited when her health would let her get out of her house to attend family gatherings, church and go for rides in the car. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, February 17, 2012 between the hours of 3-5 PM. A celebration of her life will be held following visitation at 5 PM. The Rev. Mark Flandreau will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Burdett Methodist Church in June's name.   Star Gazette – February 15, 2012  


KLOPENSTEIN Don Klopenstein,

83, of Forksville, and formerly of Indiana died at home on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.  Don Arthur was born on December 16, 1928 in Warsaw, IN, one of four children in the family of the late Wilbur and Mildred (Stooky) Klopenstein. He was a graduate of Leesburg High School and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.  Don was employed as a salesman in the animal feeds business all his life. After retirement, he moved to Sullivan County in 1994 to be near his daughter. He grew to love Pennsylvania and was well known in the area for his kindness and helpful nature. He will be greatly missed.  Don, known as “Pop” to family and friends, was a talented handyman who enjoyed staying busy doing all kinds of carpentry work. He was happy to help with the Eldredsville Volunteer Fire Company’s building construction. Don served on the Sullivan County Fair Board from 1999 to present.  Surviving are his two children, Julie (Terry) Bennett of Forksville and Jeffery (Rhonda) Klopenstein of Edwardsburg, Michigan; three grandchildren, Josiah Brunstetter and Marla Brunstetter both of Hughesville and Amanda Brunstetter of Forksville; two siblings, Beverly Steiltz of Indiana and Richard Klopenstein of Leesburg, IN.  He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Stutzman. A time of remembrance and sharing about Don’s life was held at the Eldredsville Fire Hall at 5:00 p.m. on February 4.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in his name to Eldredsville Volunteer Fire Co. 402 Route 4007 Forksville, PA 18616.  Assisting with arrangements is Pepper Funeral home, Springbrook Drive in Canton.    Canton Independent Sentinel – February 11, 2012  


KNECHT Richard L. Knecht

Richard L. Knecht, 57, of Mainesburg, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Troy Hospital, Troy. Richard was born Nov. 25, 1954, in East Stroudsburg, a son of Henry and Alverta (VanBuskirk) Knecht. He was the husband of Deborah (Siegfried) Knecht.  Richard graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in Brodheadsville.  He owned and operated Blue Mountain Woodworking in Bath. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters. Richard was an avid hunter, and his favorite pastimes were sports, farming and horseback riding with his wife. Richard had the gift of gab.  Richard is survived by his wife, Deborah, of Mainesburg; a son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Heather Knecht of Kunkletown; a daughter, Krystal Knecht of Mainesburg; three grandchildren, Peyton, Brooke and Kayla; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Kathy Knecht of Philadelphia and Delbert and Delores Knecht of Kunkletown; a half sister and brother-in-law, Kelly and Gary Strohl of Effort. He was predeceased by his parents, and a stepmother, Beatrice Knecht. Family and friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at the funeral chapel at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Cathie O'Boyle officiating.  Pocono Record – February 15, 2012    


LEOTTA Josephine V. Petrolati

of Wellsboro Pa., formerly of Sayre Pa., went home to the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012."Jo" was born on April 6, 1919 in Lansdale Pa., a daughter of the late Rosario Leotta and Orazia Patti Leotta. She married Alexander G. Petrolati on May 16, 1937 and spent most of her life in the Norristown, Conshohocken and Warminster, Pa. areas. Jo was an outgoing individual and was well liked by everyone she met. She made many friends at both the Ashton Healthcare in Athens, Pa. and The Green Home in Wellsboro, Pa., and praised the care and compassion she received at both facilities.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Alexander G. Petrolati on May 6, 1996; her brothers and their wives Harry and Virginia Leotta, Dominic and Amelia Leotta; an infant brother Peter Paul Leotta; sister Dorothy and her husband Joseph Mattero, sister Christine Leotta; and great-granddaughter Lindsey Ann Spikes.  She is survived by her sons Thomas Petrolati (and friend Thelma Senese) of Sayre, Pa., Alex (Barbara) Petrolati of King of Prussia, Pa.; and daughters Barbara Ann Guarino of Sayre, Pa. and Carol (Richard) Bailey of Sayre, Pa. She is also survived by her grandchildren Lisa Marie Spikes of Sayre Pa., Sal Guarino of Sidney, N.Y., Robert Bailey (fiance' Jennifer and son Marcus Phillips) of Livonia, Mich., Michael Guarino of Sayre, Pa., Alex J. Petrolati (Jessica) of Pennsburg Pa., Christine Petrolati of Pennsburg, Pa., James (Sian) Bailey of Cataumet, Mass., Rudy (Shelley) Wilhelm, of East Norriton, Pa. and Rachel Wilhelm of East Norriton, Pa. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Alessandra Guarino of Terre Haute Ind., Tyler, Taylor and Trevor Stephen of Pennsburg, Pa., Bruce, Luke and Alexander Bailey of Cataumet, Mass., Nevaeh and Rudy Wilhelm of East Norriton, Pa., and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, Pa., at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 with Father Vincent Langan officiating. Visiting hours will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the church one hour prior to the service A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012 in St. Matthew's Cemetery in Conshohocken, Pa., with Father Gaspar A. Genuardi officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Epiphany School, 627 Stevenson St., Sayre, Pa. in Josephine's memory. Caring services are being provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Athens, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – February 13, 2012 


LELJEDAL Baby Girl Allison Hazel Leljedal

died Sunday, February 5th, 2012.  She was the beloved daughter of Becky (Ellers) and Greg Leljedal of Columbia Cross Roads, and had two sisters, Amber and Abby, along with a brother, Andrew Leljedal. Also surviving are maternal grandparents, Ralph and Phyllis Crane of Canton and paternal grandparents, Edward and Beverly Leljedal of Powell, as well as several aunts and uncles.  Services will be private. The Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, is assisting Baby Allison's family with arrangements.    Canton Independent Sentinel – February 11, 2012  


MAPHIS Jeffrey Lynn Maphis

50, resident of Campbellton, FL, died Friday, January 20, 2012 from injuries sustained in a car accident. Jeffrey was born in Elmira, NY on December 25, 1961, predeceased father Wilmer "Jim" Maphis (Fern) of Port Charlotte FL; and survived by mother, Shirley Maphis Fraboni (Benjamin) deceased of Dundee, FL. He was survived by his finace, Kimberly Deboer of Campbellton, FL; a daughter, Amanda Maphis and step daughter, Kristy Turner both of Cortland, NY; a son, Andrew Donlon of Troy, NY; one brother, Joseph Maphis of Elmira, NY; two sisters, Carlotta Wilson (Ronald) of Alpine NY, and Renee Hust (Mark) of Whitney Point NY; half-sister, Cindylou Scott (Mark) of Nicholson, PA; three step sisters, Evelyn Fletcher (Richard) of Greenville, OH, Janice "J.C." Konier (Frank) of Lanexa, VA, Marcy Crom of Jacksonville, NC; one step brother, Mark Williams (Pegi) of North Syracuse NY; six grandchildren; seven nieces, four nephews, seven great nieces and seven great nephews. His favorite pastime was racing. He loved racing and most of his conversation were about racing. His car was Lucky number 13. Jeff and Kimberly were planning a summer wedding before his passing. Jeff was preceded in death by a brother, James Lee Maphis who died unexpectedly Nov. 2, 1976 and his father, Wilmer "Jim" Maphis July 29, 2005 due to illness. There are plans for a celebration of his life and memorial service in July. We will have more details at a later date.  Star Gazette – February 11, 2012  


MILES Francis X. "Bud"

Elmira: Bud died at home on Friday, February 3, 2012. The oldest of five children, he was born October 28, 1926 in Corning NY to the late George Dewey Miles and Florence Manning Miles.  As a teenager Bud worked on his father's milk route, Miles Dairy. Following that he worked for the Erie Railroad and at the age of 18 began 43 years of employment with New York State Electric and Gas Corp. Bud was truly a self-made man: intelligent and kind, with a ready smile and a great sense of humor.  Surviving Bud is his wife Mary Ellen (Bateman) Miles; step-daughter Susan (Kel) Rone; sister Johanne Miles; brothers, Joseph Rockne Miles, and George (Haven) Miles; aunt Catherine Manning; sister-in-law Carol Miles, widow of his beloved brother Dr. William Miles; nieces, Sara Miles and Debra (Paul) Desmarais; nephews, Scott (Regina) Miles, and Douglas (Susan) Miles; great-nieces, great-nephews, and many cousins.  To the many caring and committed individuals from various branches of healthcare whom we have encountered over the last six years; to the staffs of our restaurant "haunts"; to our families, friends, and neighbors; and to those who have held the door and given us a smile and hello, we extend our gratitude. As Bud said to his devoted caregiver, Patricia Pipher, "I thank you from the bottom of my heart!"  Visitation hours will be Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., Elmira. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira.  Star Gazette - February 7, 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; sisters, Theresa Moody Valvo, 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 Ann Farr of Elmira, NY. A special thank you goes out to the Mahalko 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 6, 2012  


MORSE Winnie Morse

84, lifelong Canton native, was called home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday evening, February 11, 2012, from the Bradford County Manor.  Winifred Jane Morse was born at the family home on June 29, 1927.   One of three children in the family of the late Willard J. and Lena B. (Williams) Morse, Winnie was a 1945 graduate of Canton High School.   A special person to all who knew her, Winnie “told it as she saw it”.  Her wit and humor were blended with her concern for others.  Winnie was employed by Swayze’s Folding Box Co. in Canton for many years and retired in 1989.  She was an active member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Winnie’s life was blessed with many friends.  She enjoyed playing cards in many local card clubs, especially the game 500.  Surviving are her twin brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur and Marjorie Morse of Canton; three nieces, Judy (John) Banks of Henderson, NV, Linda (the late Gary) Avery of Goose Creek, SC and Vickie Byko of Clemson, SC, and a nephew, Jim Morse of Summerville, SC, many cousins and friends.  She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Depew, in 1986.  In keeping with Winnie’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  A memorial service to honor her life will be held at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 19, with Rev. Bonnie L. Browning officiating.   In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a donation in her name to Western Alliance E.M.S. at P.O. Box 13 Troy, PA 16947 or the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Funeral home obituary – February 14, 2012     


PASSETTI Rose Ida Peris

91 years old, formerly of 313 W. Second St., Corning died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at Absolut Care, Endicott, NY. Rose was born April 24, 1920 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late, Valentine and Isola Mateucci Passetti. Rose and Henry L. Peris were married on November 25, 1943 at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Henry predeceased her on February 4, 2011. Rose was a production worker at Corning, Inc. labs for a short time before she was married. She later worked at Corning Community College in the food services department retiring in 1978 and then worked for Corning, Inc in food services at The Knoll. Rose was a member of All Saint's Parish, and a lifetime member of St Mary's Parish. At St Mary's, she was a member of the Rosary and Altar Society, Sacristan, Renew Prayer Group, Pledge Committees, and ran booths for Church Bazaars and Festivals. Rose also was a volunteer for Corning Hospital and Meal on Wheels. She was devoted to her family, loved to cook and bake, especially Italian cookies for all the special family occasions. She also enjoyed crocheting and spent countless hours crafting beautiful afghans, baby blankets and sweater sets. Surviving are her sons; Henry (Sharon) Peris, Pittsford, NY, John (Kathy) Peris, Elmira, NY, James (Candace) Peris, Horseheads, NY, and daughter; Theresa (Charles) Kenna of Endwell, NY; grandchildren; Elizabeth, Jennifer, Matthew, Brian, Jonathan, Thomas, Stephen, Bethany, Karen, and Kristanna; fourteen great grandchildren; sister, Angelina Cuda of Corning, NY and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Rose was predeceased by her sister, Mary Quattrini and brother, August Passetti. Friends are invited to call at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY on Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 2 to 5 p.m. Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church Corning, NY at 10 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery. The family asks that donations be made in Rose's name to: Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.    Star Gazette – February 10, 2012


PATSON Anna Orlowski

age 98, of Dushore, Pa. died on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Hospital in Allentown, Pa. Anna belonged to St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Church in Lopez, Pa. She was also a member of the Gleaners Society of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Mildred, Pa.  Anna was born in Old Forge, Pa. on July 19, 1913 a daughter of the late Theodore and Theresa Homik Patson. She was raised in Lopez, Pa. and began working at an early age at the former Weldon Mfg. Co. of Lopez, Pa. She married William F. Orlowski of Dushore, Pa. on March 6, 1937. After raising her children she continued to work at Dushore Lingerie from which she retired. After her stroke she resided with her daughter and received loving care for 15 years and the last 2 years she received care and kindness at Cedarbrook Nursing Home. Surviving are her son, William Orlowski of Dushore, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Elwood Smith Whitehall, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Gary and his wife Cyndi, Tammy and her husband Osvaldo, Kimberly; Brian and his wife Tina, Diane Shults, Linda Beaver and her husband Ted, and Cindy and Cathy; seven great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Elizabeth Patson and Mary Gavlick of Somerville, N.J., and four brothers: Michael and John of Lopez; Paul of Branchburg, N.J. and Peter of Bridgewater, N.J.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. and from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mildred, Pa. Funeral services will follow with Rev. Robert G. Kaltenbaugh, officiating. Interment will be the adjoining church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial fund, c/o Shepherd of the Hills.  Towanda Daily Review – February 6, 2012


PIFCHO Jeffrey C. Pifcho

25, of Lawton, PA passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 as a result of an automobile accident. Born July 12, 1986 in Lawton, he was the son of Larry and Monica (Pisaneschi) Pifcho.  He was employed in the gas drilling industry. He enjoyed anything outdoors, hunting, fishing, raising assorted farm animals, doing firewood and stone quarrying.  In addition to his parents, survivors include, a significant other and mother of his child, Chelsea Magdin; sister and fiancé, Sylvia Adams and Joseph Griffin of Juneau, Alaska; brother, Jacob Adams of Auburn Center; grandmother, Catherine Pifcho of Nicholson, PA, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and a nephew.  He was predeceased by his daughter, Kylie Pifcho; a sister Lisa Pifcho and grandparents.  Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 13 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Family and friends called from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – February 16, 2012    


PIFCHO Kylie Anne Pifcho

3, of Tunkhannock, PA passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 as a result of an automobile accident. Born Oct. 16, 2008 in Scranton, she was the daughter of Chelsea Magdin and the late Jeffrey Pifcho. In addition to her mother, she is survived by maternal grandparents, William and Jacquie Magdin of Tunkhannock; paternal grandparents, Larry and Monica Pifcho of Lawton; maternal great-grandmother,  Lorraine Quigg of Tunkhannock; paternal greatgrandmother, Catherine Pifcho of Nicholson; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Friends and family called from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – February 16, 2012 


REAGAN Theresa M. Reagan

age 85, beloved sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and cousin, died on Friday, February 3, 2012 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers. Born on January 2, 1927 in Rathbone, NY, she was a communicant of St. Catherine's Church in Addison where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Ladies Craft Group. Theresa graduated from Addison High School and worked at the First National Bank of Addison before moving to Phoenix, Arizona, where her brother John was living. Seven years later, upon the death of her mother, she returned home to the family farm in Rathbone. She worked at Ingersoll-Rand for a short time before joining the Corning Hospital staff in 1962. She later became Director of the Corning Hospital Blood Bank, retiring in 1993 with 25 years of service. Theresa was proud of her Irish heritage, traveling to Ireland in 1992 with several family members on a "Reagan Irish Spree". She loved country music, dancing, and she enjoyed family gatherings. She also was an avid golfer and member of the Pinnacle Golf League. Theresa was the "family historian" and will be missed and loved by all who knew her. She is survived by one sister, Sister (Catherine) Scholastica, OSB of Tulsa, OK; and three brothers, David J. (Betty) Reagan of Painted Post, Robert (Janet) Reagan of Campbell, Richard (Kathleen) Reagan of Addison. Theresa was predeceased by sisters Mary Allen, Elizabeth M. Reagan, and Rita McCaig; brothers, Thomas E., Francis M. Jr., William A., James Paul, John F., Bernard P., Rev. Michael L., and Martin J. Reagan. Calling hours will be Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 4-7 PM at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street in Addison. The funeral will be held 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at St. Catherine's Of Siena Church, 51 Maple Street in Addison with Fr. Patrick Connor officiating. Burial at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Addison will follow at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Catherine's Church, Curtis Square, Addison, NY 14801.  Star Gazette – February 5, 2012


SKELDING Thomas G. Skelding

46, of Towson, MD, died February 14, 2012, at home. He was born October 9, 1965, in Honolulu, HI, the son of, Gary & Judith Elsasser Skelding. Tom was employed as a reference librarian at Morgan State University for 21 years. He was a member of the American Library Association. Tom was a graduate of Mansfield Jr. Sr. High School, class of 1984, Mansfield University, Class of 1988, and earned his Master's degree in Library Science at Pitt University, class of 1991. In addition to his parents of Mansfield, Tom is survived by his brother & sister-in-law, Robert & Dori Skelding of Wilmington, DE, their children, Nathaniel & Sydney, and a special friend, Kara Gross of York, PA. A service of remembrance for Tom will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.    Star Gazette – February 15, 2012   


SKELLEY Jerome (Jerry) Skelley

Died at home in La Palma, CA on Saturday, February 11, 2012. His wife Rosemary and daughter Jane were at his side. He was predeceased by his son David in February of 2006. Jerry was born in Elmira, NY on February 10th, 1929 to Paul Skelley and Margaret Bebble Skelley. He grew up there and graduated from St. Mary's School and Southside High School. In 1947 he enlisted in the Army and was sent to the First Calvary Division in Japan. When the Korean War started, the First Calvary was sent to Korea. They fought in the Pusan Perimeter then broke out and advanced into North Korea. The Chinese came into the war and surrounded Jerry's outfit. In the battle to break out, Jerry was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge. After Korea, Jerry returned to the US and was stationed on Govenor's Island in New York. While there, he met Rosemary Checker and they were married on Govenor's Island in 1953. After the Army, they moved to Elmira where Jerry was one of the initial employees of the new Westinghouse Plant. In 1953 Jerry and Rosemary relocated to California, her home state. Jerry worked at Purex Corporation and they raised a family of David, Jane, and granddaughter Sara. Jerry retired from Purex after 30 plus years of service. Jerry enjoyed growing up in Elmira. He had 3 brothers, 4 sisters and many lifelong friends. He considered Elmira home and enjoyed returning often to visit and share Elmira stories with family and friends. He was preceded by his parents and brothers Bill and Mike. Surviving are sisters, Kathleen Felix, Mary Ellen Ritter, Rita Billingsley and Sheila Skelley, and brother, Jim. Jerry will be missed.  Star Gazette – February 16, 2012   


SPACE Garfield G. Space

56, of Williams Road, Addison, died very suddenly on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at St. James Hospital in Hornell. Born in Wellsboro, Pa. on January 12, 1956, he was the son of Guy E. and Marieda A. Kibbe Space. He graduated from Jasper Central School. Garfield had worked at the R.F. Reynolds Cheese plant in Woodhull and also the Addison Agway for a period. He eventually became associated with the RL Callahan Co. in Beaver Dams where he was employed as a truck driver as well as operating the Callahan farm. He truly loved the farming business and was a talented milker. On May 17, 1980, he and the former Brenda K. Shauf were married in Troupsburg. She survives. Besides his wife Brenda of Addison, Garfield is survived by his son, Adam Space (Tessa Christian) of Cameron, his daughter, Amie Space of Troupsburg, his mother, Marieda Space of Addison, his grandchildren, Courtland Space, William Space and Julia Orr, his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Carl & Wendy Space of Risingville, Dick & Dee Space of Addison, John & Annette Space of Troupsburg, Bill & Ann Space of Campbell, Pat & Garry Calkins of Addison and Ann White of Jasper.  Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Space on Jan. 16, 2002.  Friends may call on Saturday, February 18 from noon to 2 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull. Funeral services will follow there at 2:00 PM with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating.  Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery.   Corning Leader – February 17, 2012    


STEPHENS Gladys M Horton

Long time Outer Banks resident, Gladys M. Horton died on Friday February 3, 2012 in Nags Head, North Carolina. Gladys was born in Hornby, New York. She was the daughter of the late Holly Stephens and Eunice Stephens and the widow of Harry L. Horton. Gladys was a member of Roanoke Island Baptist Church, serving faithfully in the church nursery for over 30 years. Besides enjoying time with her daughter and son, Gladys loved crocheting and sewing. She will be remembered for her hospitality and willingness to help others.  Left to cherish Gladys’ memory is her son Gary D. Horton (Nancy) of Manns Harbor, NC; her daughter, Georgia Ann Davis (Ron) of Corning, NY; one sister, Doris Fleming of Horseheads, NY; three grandchildren, Michelle Burgess, Heath Mack, and Tricia Pentacost; three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Pentacost, Ethan Miller, and Dylan Burgess, and many special friends. Plans for a memorial service in May at Roanoke Island Baptist Church are pending. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be forwarded to Roanoke Island Baptist Church.   Corning Leader – February 7, 2012   


TILLOTSON Beverly Arvilla (Tillotson) Virts

On the morning of Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, Canton resident Beverly Arvilla (Tillotson) Virts died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 73 years of age. Born in Canton on Oct. 13, 1938, she was the daughter of Oscar and Thelma (Gee) Tillotson. She worked for a while at the former Belmar Manufacturing Co. in Canton, but for most of her adult life Beverly was employed at various restaurants as a short order cook. For a period of three decades she lived in various communities throughout the South, including Luray, Va., where she owned and operated her own restaurant and tavern. She returned to Canton about six years ago, purchasing a home on Lake Hill. Beverly was a member of the Innes Hose Company. She had an eye for the beauty of nature and enjoyed her hours spent tending her flower garden. She enjoyed the company of her children, grandchildren and great--grandchildren. She possessed a unique sense of humor and could catch you off guard with a glib remark. She enjoyed listening to Gospel music and, although not a member of a particular church, knew and loved her Savior intimately through the reading of the Word. Thursday morning, He took her by the hand and led her home. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.  Beverly is survived by her children, Cheryl (Dennis) Morgan of East Troy, Barbara Fulford (Lewayne Rolls) of Austinville, Deborah Chilson (Merle Wank) of Towanda, Bryce (Pauline) Shedden Jr., of Troy, Kay (Keith) Evans of Columbia Cross Roads, Linda (Mark) Bulock of New York, Roger Shedden Sr. of Canton, Laura Swanson of St. Joseph, Mo., Howard (Tami) Shedden of Canton, Billie Virts of Augusta, Ga. and Cathy Lanham of Canton; a sister Eva Chaapel of Canton; 31 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. Visitation and celebration of her life will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Innes Hose Company's social hall on Rt. 14 south of the traffic light. Rev Duane Taylor will officiate at 6:30 p.m., after which visitation and time of fellowship and remembrance will resume. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Innes Hose Company, PO Box 72, Canton, PA 17724, or the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Towanda Daily Review – February 14, 2012   


TURNER Anna Lydia (Turner) Talley

On the morning of Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, Anna Lydia (Turner) Talley of Canton died quietly, with her loving daughters at her side, at Bradford County Manor after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 88 years of age. Born in Chester County, Pa., on April 23, 1923 she was the daughter of Merrall and Bertha Turner. On July 11, 1942 she married Ralph S. Talley II of Malvern, Pa. In earlier years Mrs. Talley was employed by several businesses in Chester County, and later Bradford County, including West Goshen Elementary School as a cook, and Canton Manufacturing as a machine operator.  Surviving are three children, Ruth Talley (Bob) Palmer of Canton, Pa., Myra Talley Malloy of Granville Summitt Pa., and Carole Talley Januzzi of Coatsville, Pa., Robert (Sam) Palmer, Kim Brown, Bobbie Jean Bassett all of Pa., and Ronald Palmer of Texas; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph S. Talley II, in 1996, her son, Ralph S. Talley III in 1988, her sons-in-law, Kevin Malloy in 2011 and Jerrome Januzzi in 2003, and she is the last of many brothers and sisters.  In accordance with the family's wishes there will be no calling hours. A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  The family suggests that memorial contributions in Mrs. Talley's name be directed to Western Alliance Emergency Services, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947, the Canton Fire Department Innes Hose Co., PO Box 72, Canton, PA 17724, Bradford County Manor, 15900 Rt. 6, Troy, PA 16947, or the Alzheimer's Association . Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home of Canton.   Towanda Daily Review – February 14, 2012    


VanHOUSEN Carolyn Willis

71, of Crandall Road in Barton, N.Y., died February 2, 2012.  She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Roland Willis Jr.; her children, Roland (Lori) Willis III of Athens, Pa., Debbie (Scott) Brazo of Newfield, N.Y., Gary Willis & Myrtle Howe of Candor, N.Y., and Brian (Tammy) Willis of Barton, N.Y. She is also survived by brothers, Dick (Millie) VanHousen of Waverly, N.Y., and Tommy VanHousen, Sr.; sisters, Helen VanHousen of Waverly, N.Y., Barbara Lyons of Florida and Maryann (Bob) Young of Oregon; 18 beloved grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Robert Jr. and Frances VanHousen; brother, Robert Van- Housen III; and sister, Darlene Updyke.  Carolyn worked at EJ Shoes in Endicott, N.Y., before becoming a wife and mother. While raising her family she was also a babysitter to many children in the Barton area and kept contact with them in their adult years.  She enjoyed embroidering baby blankets for each grandchild, baking her old fashioned sugar cookies for holidays, giving advice to her grandchildren as they grew and especially enjoyed the times she spent with her husband taking short trips in New York and Pennsylvania. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10 a.m. to 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 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.  Sayre Morning Times – February 7, 2012


VIEWEG Eleanor Vieweg

Sodus: Miss Eleanor Vieweg died on January 24, 2012. She was born October 10, 1926 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. Eleanor was predeceased by her grandparents; Rev. Rudolf and Emma Vieweg of Elmira and John and Mary Elizabeth Decker of Elmira; her parents Otto and Florence Vieweg of Binghamton; siblings Jean Youmans of Binghamton and Howard Vieweg Sr, of California. She is survived by her sister Donna Meneely of Sodus, NY; nieces Dr. Cheryl (Jason) Blonstein of Brooklyn, and Katherine (John) Graf of Chester, NY; nephews Stuart Youmans Jr. of Binghamton, Gary (Nancy) Youmans of Apalachin, NY, Charles (Martha) Vieweg of California, Howard (Dana) Vieweg Jr. of California, David (Karen) Meneely of Sodus, NY as well as several great nieces and great nephews and cousins.  A graduate from Cornell University's Home Economics Department in 1948, Eleanor had worked for NYSEG in Binghamton, GE in Corning and Connecticut, and spent over 40 years at Jersey Central Power and Light Company in Asbury Park, NJ. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting, reading (especially mystery and detective books) working on jig-saw and crossword puzzles and word games. She loved her family and her pets.  Funeral services for Eleanor will be held Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. at the United Third Methodist Church of Sodus. A reception at the church will follow. Interment at the convenience of her family will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Humane Society of Wayne County, Lyons, NY 14489, a humane society of your choosing, or to the Organ Fund at the United Third Methodist Church of Sodus. Arrangements: Norton Funeral Home of Sodus.  Star Gazette – February 5, 2012


WARRICK Jean Marie Warrick Horton

79, of Odessa, NY and Ellicott City, MD, died on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 at her home in Ellicott City, MD.  She was born in Auburn, NY on Nov. 11, 1932 to parents, Lester and Winifred Clarke Warrick. She attended Union Springs High School and graduated from Nursing School, Cobleskill, NY in 1958. She enjoyed doing cross word puzzles, computer gaming and most of all spending time with family and friends.  Throughout her years, she was always soft-spoken, quietly intelligent and never judgmental or complaining.  Jean is preceded, in death, by husband, Robert A. Horton Sr. and son, Ronnie L. Horton. She is survived by daughter Kathleen Horton (Wm. Randall) Soop of Ellicott City, MD and their children, Conor, Shanon, Ryan and Christian, son Robert A. (Laura Smith) Horton Jr. of Odessa, NY and their children Nathan, Mitchel, Heather and Tyler, son Timothy (Christine) Horton of Panama City, FL and their children ,Robert and Michelle. In addition, she is survived by sisters Doris Warrick Reynolds of Mt. Home, Arkansas and Brenda Warrick Hurley of Nacogdoches, TX, brothers-in-law Paul (Jean) Horton of Horseheads, NY, Raymond (Rosemary) Jaynes of Troy, MT, Timothy (Janet) Jaynes of Odessa, NY, sisters-in-law Nancy Horton(David) Radka of Henderson, TN and Josephine (George G., deceased) Jaynes of Ithaca, NY, several nieces, nephews, great -grandchildren and many friends.  Donations may be made to the Susan B. Komen Foundation in Mrs. Horton's name. She was a 32 year breast cancer survivor and has supported the cause for many years.  Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY at 1:00pm. Burial to follow at Union Cemetery of Hector, Burdett, NY. A light luncheon will follow at Odessa Fire Department, Odessa, NY.   Star Gazette – February 15, 2012


WHITE Florence Louise White Dix

of Palm Harbor, FL, died peacefully in her sleep on January 31, 2012 at the age of 87. She was under the care of Hospice at Arden Courts Alzheimer's Assisted Living Facility where she had been lovingly cared for since August, 2000. Born in NYC on August 8, 1924, she was the oldest daughter of the late Florence Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Edgar La Rue Dix, originally of Gillett, PA. Florence grew up in Fassett, PA, and graduated from Troy High School in 1942. She attended Elmira College for two years before marrying her childhood sweetheart, La Rue, in Washington, DC, on June 3, 1944 while he was still in the United States Navy during WWII. She did secretarial work until she had three children: Sylvia Marie Dix Kremp, of Chambersburg, PA, John Edgar Dix, of Lancaster, PA, and Mary Louise Dix Sharrow, of Oldsmar, FL. She was an avid gardener and served as a Camp Fire Girl leader and a Cub Scout den mother. She was a loving and devoted sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and community volunteer. In addition to her three children, she is survived by her younger twin sisters, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and Louise White, of Elmira, NY; her three grandsons, Timothy and Tyler Kremp, and Gregory Frantz; her two granddaughters, Jennifer Reed and Candace Sharrow; and four great-granddaughters, Riley, Claire, Emma, and Devi.  Star Gazette – February 10, 2012


WOERMBKE James D. Woermbke

age 76, born and raised in Elmira. Jim died January 29th after a brief battle with cancer. He is the son of the late Theodore and Wilma Woermbke. Jim is survived by his wife of 25yrs. Gail Woermbke. Sisters Mary Lou Woermbke of Elmira; Carol (Keith) Jones of Romulas, NY; daughters Debbie (Brad) Shirley of Brandon, FL.; Karen (Bob) Lutz of Elmira; Linda Woermbke of Pasedena, MD, and 3 step-children Renee, Craig and Erin all from Maryland. Also, 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Jim graduated from John Hopkins University in the early 60's with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for Westinghouse for over 30 yrs. and was a contributing engineer to the first Land Rover on the moon. He retired in 2000. Jim's hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening, painting and traveling. Funeral was held February 1st and internment was at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Glen Burnie, MD.  Star Gazette – February 12, 2012    


WOOD Dana Robert

Dana died Tuesday, February 7, 2012 after driving home from a great day of skiing in the Teton Mountains. He was born June 11, 1954 in Elmira, NY to Paul Bartley Wood and Joyce Beverly Wood. He was one of ten children. He graduated from Elmira Southside High School, Tennessee Tech University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, and Pennsylvania State University, where he earned his master’s degree in nuclear engineering. Dana was employed as the director of operations at Idaho Falls School District No 91. His former employers included; Idaho National Laboratory, Mito Engineering, and Chattanooga Glass. He was a member of the Idaho Falls Nordic Ski Patrol and Kelly Canyon Alpine Ski Patrol. Dana is survived by his wife of 23 years, Camille James of Idaho Falls; sons, Dana Robert Wood II of Carlisle, PA, Warren Christopher Wood of Rochester, NY: Daughters, Melissa Wood Radcliffe of Cambridge, MD, and Madison Joyce Wood of Idaho Falls: brothers, Paul Wood and Laurie Allen Wood, both of NY, Albert Wood of NC, Walter wood of FL, Mark Wood and John Wood both of PA: sister, Karen Skorusa and Betty Jean Hanes, both of PA, and his five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Wood King. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.   Star Gazette – February 14, 2012   



? Mary Louise Battisti

age 77, died on Sunday, February 5, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Sayre, Pennsylvania. A time of gathering with family and friends will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, February 10, 2012, at Epiphany Catholic Church, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pennsylvania. The celebration of Mary Louise’s life will be by the Rev. Vincent Langdon who will be honoring her memory. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity. Those wishing may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Mary Louise’s family. Birth Date: October 04, 1934   Birth Place: Carbondale, Pennsylvania   Funeral home obituary – February 7, 2012   


? Mary Margaret Hennessey

from Long Island: Age 80, died on February 8, 2012. She is survived by 1 sister, Anne Patricia Caulfield; 8 grandchildren, Patricia Cummings, Albert Blow, James Stobel/Erika Chapman, Kerri Caveny, Kevin Caveny, Kimberly Rydberg, Jennifer Rydberg, Christopher Ryderg, Alicia Rydberg; 13 great-grandchildren, Ryan Cummings, Tara Cummings, Gaven Lowery, Amber Lowery, Kaylin Summerlin, Hailey Chapman, Gabrielle Chapman, Alexis Chapman, Jaydan Chapman, Heaven Strobel, Adrian Peckham, Eric Peckham, Tyler Peckham, Lyric Wright-Kaiser; & 2 great-great grandchildren, Austin Peckham & Kaden Cummings. You will be greatly missed.  Star Gazette – February 10, 2012  


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