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ANDERSON Lillian Margaret Anderson Hillyard

77, of Charles Town, W.Va., died on July 25, 2007, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.  Born in Towanda, PA, April 9, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Ms. Mildred Jane Anderson. Mrs. Hillyard attended Wysox School in Pennsylvania. As a teenager, she moved to Ithaca, N.Y., where she met and married Carl Jay Hillyard. After birthing five children, the family moved to Genoa, N.Y., and later to Orlando and Forest City, Fla. During the prime of Lillian's life, she moved to Simpsonville, S.C., where she lived for 20 years. She moved back north during her golden years to Martinsburg and Charles Town, W.Va. Lillian enjoyed flower gardening and making specialty cakes. Even after retiring from National Cash Register and Vermont American, Lillian enjoyed working part-time well into her 70s.  Mrs. Hillyard is survived by a daughter, Sandra Montgomery of Gray Court, S.C., and four sons, James Hillyard of Martinsburg, W.Va., Steven Hillyard of Clearbrook, Va., David Hillyard of Gray Court, S.C., and Donald Hillyard of Log Cabin, Texas. Siblings of Mrs. Hillyard include two brothers, Charles and Francis Lampshere, and two sisters, Diana Reeves and Edna Sluyter. Thirteen grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.  She was preceded in death by her mother; three brothers, George, Benjamin and John Lamphere; a sister, Bertha Patton; a grandson, Donald Montgomery; and a great-granddaughter, Arin Hillyard. Lillian was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother who will be dearly missed, never forgotten and whose memory we will always treasure.  Visitation will be held at Cannon Funeral Home in Fountain Inn, Sunday, July 29, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel Monday July 30, 2007, at 11 a.m. and will be laid to rest in the Cannon Memorial Park.   Family and friends are at the home of the granddaughter, Cheryl and Charles Brown, 1256 Hellams Road, Gray Court, SC.  Cannon Funerals and Cremations is serving the family.  The Greenville News July 29, 2007.


AREY Kenneth P. Arey

age 71, of Wyalusing Township, died on Friday, March 02, 2012 at the Meadow View Senior Center in Montrose, Pa.  Ken was born Aug. 22, 1940, a son of the late Fred Thomas and Rachael Manahan Arey. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School a member of the class of 1958. He married the former Barbara Anne Allen of Wyalusing on Aug. 21, 1965 and the celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary last year. Ken worked his entire life as a union carpenter. He was involved with some large projects in our area; Robert Packer Hospital, Masonite and Taylor Packing Company.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. He loved the outdoors and especially driving his grandchildren in his golf cart around the hill at his cabin and pond. He also enjoyed making maple syrup, a tradition which is now being continued by his son.  Surviving is his spouse Barbara at home; two sons Kenneth P. Arey II of Wyalusing, Pa. and Fred T. (Carmen K.) Arey of Wyalusing, Pa.; four grandchildren Kenneth P Arey III, Bowman Dean Arey, Isaac and Katie Benjamin; brothers James (Mimi) Arey of Wyalusing, Pa., Paul (Dorcus) Arey of Tupper Lake, N.Y.; sisters Louise Ross of Meshoppen, Pa., Anna Jane (Paul) Meas of New Albany, Pa.; brother-in-law George Matlack of Broomall, Pa.; sister-in-law Mary Ann Burgess (David Jayne) of Laceyville, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters: Evelyn Matlack and Alice Armitage and two brothers Henry Arey who died in childhood and Edward Arey.  Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  The family asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Wyalusing Fire Department, P.O. Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853; or the Wyalusing Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 787, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Towanda Daily Review – March 4, 2012


AYRES Kathryn Porter

On the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, Kathryn (Ayres) Porter of Canton, age 68, died at the Geisinger Medical Center where she had been a patient since Dec. 28, 2011.  Born in Canton on Sept. 9, 1943 she was the daughter of Helen (Crandle) Ayres and the late O. Lanier Ayres. She was the loving wife of Richard Porter, with whom she shared 47 years of marriage.   Kay loved yard sales, always arriving early. She enjoyed flea markets and visiting antique shops. She was an avid collector and seller for over 30 years. Kay was a member of the first Spanish class from Canton High School to travel to Mexico. Under the direction of Spanish teacher Mr. Holcomb, 12 students and three drivers made their way to and from Mexico camping along the way. While in Mexico they stayed with host Mexican families. The television program, "Fashions by Drazen's" seen on station WNBF out of Binghamton covered the story and Kay acted as spokesperson during an interview for the show. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a friend to many.  Kay is survived by her mother Helen Ayres of Granville Summit; her husband Richard at home; daughters Cindy (and Mike) Strickler of Littlestown, Pa., Kristyn (and Dan) Arch of Wadsworth, Ohio, Jamie (and Tom) May of Canton; brother Lanier "Bud" (and Dorothy) Ayres of Canton; sisters Ann (and Tom) Carl of LeRoy, Connie (and Bill) Spencer of Granville Summit, Sue (and Dan) Bastion of Alaska; grandchildren Tiffany May, Laura Arch, Sophie Strickler, Porter Strickler, Daniel Arch, Dalton Strickler, Michael May and Alexander "A.J." Arch. A celebration of Kay's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. The family will provide the flowers. Due to Kay havingdied from lung disease complications it is suggested that contributions be directed to the American Lung Association in her memory.  Towanda Daily Review – March 4, 2012      


BENIO Frances Cantone

96, of Montrose, PA, died peacefully at home on Sunday, March 4, 2012. She was born on May 27, 1915 in Dickson City, PA, to the late Alex and Annastasia (Powschuk) Benio. Surviving are her four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Jerry Brooks of Tunkhannock, Rose and Bob James of San Diego, CA, Dorothy and Victor Caines of Grand Rapids, MI, and Toni and Keith Grose of Tunkhannock; four sons and daughters-in-law, William Cantone of California, Thomas and Cindy Cantone of Montrose, Richard and Ann Cantone of Minot, ND, and Joseph Cantone of Montrose; sister, Anne Mizarak of Montrose; 24 grandchildren; many, many great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Frances was a very loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her gardening, crocheting, word search puzzles and spending time with her family and friends. She retired from the Susquehanna County Courthouse after many years of service and resided at the Montrose Square where she spent a lot of time with her close friend/caregiver, Marge Harvey and her daughter, Yolanda.  A private memorial service will be held at the family’s convenience. Frances will be interred in the Holy Name of Mary Cemetery.  Regan Funeral Home assisted in the arrangements.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – March 8, 2012 


BURGER Joseph Thomas Burger

80, of River Rd., Corning died Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at Corning Hospital. He was born January 21, 1932, in Corning, NY, the son of William Burger and Mary L. Maroney.  Joseph attended Corning Free Academy.  He married Della Seidel Burger on November 23, 1966, in Big Flats, NY. Joseph was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving in the Korean War.  He was a member of the Corning American Legion and St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads.  Joseph was a glass blower retiring from Corning Inc.  He is survived by his loving wife, Della Burger of Corning; sister-in-law Mildred Malanoski; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, and brothers: Lawrence, Francis, John, Richard, and Louis Burger and sisters: Gloria Banach and Mary Louise Havens.  He will be missed by his special golfing and Notre Dame friends.  The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home on Friday, March 2, 2012, from 5-7 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads.  Committal prayers and Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning with Full Military Honors at a later date.  Donations may be made to the American Lung Association.  Corning Leader - March 1, 2012


CHALK "Chef" Carmen G. Chalk

of Las Vegas, NV died very unexpectedly February, 9, 2012.  Born in Elmira, NY on September 27, 1958, then moving to California in 1962. He graduated from Bolsa Grande High School in 1976. Following his passion for the the culinary arts, he attended and graduated from New England Culinary School. He was employed as a Chef for MGM, Alladin, and Venetians in Las Vegas, before becoming ill. He is survived by his mother, Jean and the late Louis Chalk of Odessa, NY; sister, Beverly (Jerry) Burke of Elmira, NY; sister, Louanne (Wayne) Gumke of Jamestown, TN; brother, Louis "Chip" (Anna) of Santa Ana, CA; Aunt June (Bill) Wheeler of Odessa, NY; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; special friends, Julie and Wilfredo Valencia and family of Las Vegas, NV. A memorial for Chef Carmen was held in Las Vegas, February 12, 1012 by the Valencia family where he was remembered by his large circle of loving friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Southern Tier Food Bank.   Star Gazette – March 6, 2012 


CHENEY Daniel William Cheney

47, affectionately known as Danny, formerly of Waverly, N.Y., found peace as he died on Sunday, March 4, 2012.  He was born to Donna L. (Morrison) and G. William Cheney II on September 29, 1964, in Elmira, N.Y.  Danny had various jobs throughout his life but by far his most important role was that of being a stay at home Dad. In earlier years, Danny loved tucking his three beautiful children into bed each night. His children were his greatest accomplishment and brought such joy to his life. Danny was a NASCAR and motocross enthusiast. He enjoyed fishing with his son, hunting, and all things outdoors. Danny is survived by his three children, Brooke, Brandon and Brianna Cheney with mother Jamie Seymour of Candor, N.Y.; Bryan, a son he never had the opportunity to know, but loved very much; mother and stepfather, Donna Morrison Grey and Dennis Grey of Lowman, N.Y.; father, Guy William “Bill” Cheney II of Waverly, N.Y.; brothers: Guy William Cheney III of Boone, NC, Edward Cheney of Maui, Hawaii; sisters: Christina (Cheney) Volpi of Wilkesboro, NC, Katherine (Cheney) Mann (Ted) of Elmira Heights, N.Y., and Melissa (Cheney) DeKay of Sayre, Pa.; loving nieces and nephews, Joseph, Dustin, and Christopher Volpi, Sandra and Allycia Mann, Megan DeKay, and Madison and Matthew Harford. Danny is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins from New York, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Georgia and a special friend of the family Lori Ann Mosier of Corning, N.Y. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Thursday, March 8, 2012, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be mailed to Donna Grey at P.O. Box 113, Lowman, New York 14861.   Sayre Morning Times – March 6, 2012


COLEGROVE Mary Colegrove Troyan

Died Friday morning, March 2, 2012, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, N.C.  She was born Jan. 18, 1948, in Tioga, to Harry John and Maize Schoonover Colegrove.  Mrs. Troyan was a talented artist. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church. She was very involved with the Special Olympics and was an advocate for the handicapped community. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Troyan was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Leonard Troyan. Surviving to cherish her memory are her son, Gregory Troyan and wife, Cristi of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Sarah Shore and husband, Phillip of Winston-Salem N.C.; daughter, Kathryn Troyan of Winston-Salem, N.C.; as well as six grandchildren, Conztanze Jones, Douglas Troyan, Samantha Troyan, Steven Jones, Jr., Hannah Shore, Stephanie Troyan; a twin brother, Harry Lee Colegrove and two sisters, Trudy Hunt, Debra Button; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m., at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. A Catholic Mass will be held Wednesday March 7, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 7, 2012


DICKSON Cynthia Bostwick

88, of Athens, Pa., died unexpectedly on March 6, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Mary Eleanor Allen Dickson and Harold Dickson.  Cynthia graduated from Sayre High School, class of 1941. She was a lifetime member of the Church of the Redeemer and an active member of St. Mary’s Guild and the Altar Guild.  She was predeceased by her husband, Gail Bostwick, her son, Garrett Sloat, the father of her children, William Sloat, brothers, Harold "Juddy" Dickson and William "Peanut" Dickson and sister, Nancy DeKay.  She is survived by her loving children, Judith Sloat-Barkoff (Ira) of West Cornwall, Conn., and Elia Sloat (Emmanuel) of Boston, Mass.; grandson, Jeffrey Sloat (Cassandra) great-grandson, Lucas Tyler Sloat, and granddaughter, Kathryn Sloat, all of Fla.; her dear sister, Phoebe Marshall (David) of Sayre, Pa.; her sister-in-law, Joyce Klaus of N.Y.; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.  The celebration of Cynthia’s life will be at Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, Pennsylvania. Interment will follow in the Columbarium in the church.  In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the roof fund of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, Pa., or to the Guthrie Hospice in Sayre. Sayre Morning Times – March 9, 2012  


ELLIOTT Debora E. Scranton

52, of Monterey, NY, died Monday, March 5, 2012 after a long two and a half year battle with lung cancer, in the Corning Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born in Montour Falls, NY on March 8, 1959, the daughter of the late Charles (Tag) and Alberta (Crisco) Elliott. Debbie married Jeff Scranton on September 12, 1987 in Monterey, NY. She was a lead mail processor at Corning Inc. for ten years. Some of Debbie's many hobbies and enjoyments were gardening, Ebay, gaming on Facebook with her friends, watching Mob Wives and any ghost stories, spending time with her grandson, and she was an avid believer in angels. Debbie is survived by her husband, Jeff Scranton of Monterey, NY; daughter Dedra (Brad) White of Verona, MO; and son Jeff Scranton Jr. of Monterey, NY; two brothers: Francis Elliott of Montour Falls, NY, and Albert (Maylonda) Elliott of East Campbell, NY; a grandson, Lane Dale White; brother and sister-in-law Jack and Penny Scranton of Pine City, NY; brother-in-law Jody Scranton of Huntingdon, PA; sister-in-law Sabre Scranton of Tampa, FL; special son Derrick Gerow of Campbell, NY; special daughter Heather Jones of Leavinworth, KS; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews; many loving friends; and her continuous companion, Maggie, her dog. She is predeceased by her sister, Flossie Elliott. Calling hours will be held Friday, March 9, 2012 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. The funeral service will be held immediately following callings hours. A memorial donation in Debbie's name may be made to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -Memorial, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or the Schuyler County Humane Society, 2386 County Route 10 - Alpine, NY 14805 or the Make A Wish Foundation Of Western NY & Twin Tiers, 17 Aviation Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845. Burial will be in Maltby Cemetery, Monterey, NY.  Star Gazette – March 7, 2012   


ENNIS Ivan E. Ennis

78, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, March 9, 2012 at his home. He was born on June 30, 1933 in Malden, NY, son of the late Henry W. and Marion R. Ennis. Ivan was an Army National Guard veteran, serving his country from 1951 to 1958. He was first employed by Curtis Wholesale and later Rose, Kimball & Baxter as a laborer, from where he retired after 38 years of service. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and was a life member of the North American Fishing Club. Ivan is survived by his friends, including Virginia and Clifford Conklin. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Iona J. Ennis. Services for Ivan are planned for a later date. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Elmira Star Gazette – March 11, 2012   


ERWAY Thomas Wayne Erway

age 67, formerly of Tioga, PA, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. Thomas was born October 12, 1944 in Williamsport, PA, a son of Rutsor and Virginia (Shaw) Erway. He retired from Kennedy Valve and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Thomas is survived by a son, Greg Erway; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rebecca Hills of Tioga, PA, and Kathy and Ron Keck of Pittsburgh, PA; two grandchildren. In keeping with Thomas’s wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Bath VA Cemetery. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.     Funeral home obituary – March 2, 2012   


ESTES Linda A. Brown

age 61, of Liberty, PA, died Monday, February 27, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born March 21, 1950 in Christiansburg, VA, a daughter of Brinkley and Bertha (Roop) Estes. She was the wife of Anthony W. Brown. Linda was employed by Burlington Industries before her retirement. Linda is survived by her husband, Anthony of Liberty, PA; two sons, Paul Muncy, Jr. and Kevin Muncy, both of Christianburg, VA; three grandchildren; a brother, Billy Jo Estes of Christianburg, VA.  In keeping with Lindas wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Funeral home obituary – February 29, 2012


GROVER Frank Sherman Grover

74, of Altoona, FL, died peacefully at home Feb. 10, 2012. He was born in Pine City, NY on Feb. 18, 1937 to Belle (Gallow) Cyril Grover and raised in Montour Falls, NY. Frank was deceased by his beloved brother Elias and his wife (May) Grover of Valois, NY; sister Alice (Joe) Reigard of AZ. He is survived by beloved brother Cy (Judy Ameigh) Grover of FL; adored sister Winifred/Winnie (Charles) Autry, TN; son David (Kelly) Grover, DeLand, FL; 3 beautiful grandchildren by his son David and wife Kelly - and another to be born soon; daughters Tammy Grover, MN, Lori Grover, Belleview, FL; wife Delores, Altoona, FL; Delores's children, Jack, Renee, Shelly Sturvant, Deland, FL; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Frank was a Marine Corp. Vet. He was retired from Waste Water, La. and employed at Ace Hardware before his death. Frank was laid to rest at Ponceannah Cemetery, Paisley, FL with full Military Honors. Gone but never forgotten !   Elmira Star Gazette – March 11, 2012  


HACKETT James D. Hackett

61, of Westfield, life Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, with visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services are 1 p.m., Friday, March 2.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – February 29, 2012  


HEABERLIN Ruth L. Lawton

Passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Elcor Health Services. Ruth was born February 28, 1923 the daughter of Charles and Rebecca (Horton) Heaberlin. Her husband Richard Lawton predeceased her in 1991. She is also predeceased by grandson, Andy Lawton and by her 5 siblings. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Terry with husband James Wilson of Elmira; son, Richard Lawton of Bath, NY; daughter-in-law, Debbie Loucks of Bath, NY; grandchildren, Ted (Xan) Wilson with their children Lucy and Finn; Michele, Matt and Erica Wilson; Wendy, Tony, Mike, Chris and Kelly Lawton. Ruth was an avid reader and enjoyed an occasional crossword puzzle. A devoted grandmother she enjoyed time well spent with her family.  Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 6:15 p.m. Burial will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hammondsport at the family's convenience. A special thank you to Carol Gaitings and the staff of Elcor and Southern Tier Hospice for the wonderful care she received. Donations in Ruth's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd, Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – March 6, 2012 


HEAL Charles R. Heal

age 94, died March 1, 2012 in Hudson, Florida under the care of Gulfside Hospice after a short illness. He was predeceased by his first wife of 34 years, Margaret Watt Heal. He is survived by his wife, Nola, her three children: Marie (David) Piercey in Plantersville, Texas, Susan (John) Walter, Van Etten, NY, Fred Frychek, Spar, Florida; his two daughters: Jacqueline Kerschbaum, Bayonet Point, Florida and Dianne Palmer, Wake Forest, North Carolina. There are ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Heal will be buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Town of Catherine, New York at a later time. The family requests donations to the Hospice of your choice.   Star Gazette – March 10, 2012   



Of Horseheads, NY: A bright Irish light departed this earthly vale on Monday March 5, 2012 at Robert Packer Medical Center in Sayre, PA. Katherine Healy-Kerr age 79 fought valiantly to recover from open heart surgery that had complications. Despite her doctors' best efforts she succumbed to her illness and died peacefully surrounded by her daughters, her sister, and her nephew. Kay was born in White Plains, NY on January 14, 1933 the third daughter of the late William Joseph and Lorna Scott Healy. She married and was blessed with her first daughter Deborah Cox now of Richmond, VA and two years later her second daughter Kathie-Anne Taylor now of Union, NJ was born. Kay always remained close to her sister, Ethel Massey, a current and long-time resident of Horseheads, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren Liz, Bryan, Will, Erin, and Colin; a great granddaughter, Alanna, many nieces and nephews (Thank You! Chip), sons-in-law, and Ginger her miniature poodle who spreads good cheer as a mascot at The Courtyards of Bethany Village in Horseheads, NY. Kay served her community as a volunteer patient ombudsman at The Courtyards in Horseheads. Kay's dream of visiting her grandparent’s homeland of Ireland with her daughters came true in 2006. She had good friends, an artist's eye and hand, a terrific sense of humor, a contagious laugh, deep faith, and a love of Yankee Doodle cupcakes. Over a cup of coffee, she would often casually ask one of life's deeper questions---with a lilt in her voice and a sense of wonder that lifted the thoughts of all those around her to higher things. Memorial gifts may be sent to the "Residents Fund" c/o The Courtyards of Bethany Village 3005 Watkins Road Horseheads, NY 14845. Friends and family will celebrate her life in Horseheads on April 11, 2012. Details will be announced in April 9, 2012 edition. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.

Star Gazette – March 8, 2012  



Howard: Jack A. Heater, 76, of Huges Rd., died unexpectedly Friday (March 2, 2012) at his home. Jack was born February 13, 1936 in Elmira to Austin and Margaret (Barber) Heater. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, William Heater. Jack was a conductor for the Delaware/Lackawanna & Western Railroads, as well as the Erie-Lackawanna and Conrail Railroads and retired from the CSX Railroad. He was a member of the United Transportation Union of Buffalo and was an avid railroad collector and railroad history enthusiast. Jack had also attended the Buena Vista Wesleyan Church where he was an active usher. Jack's friendship will always be remembered as one filled with good humor, faith and confidence with a helping hand when needed. Survivors include a sister, Joan Monichino of Horseheads; and a niece, Candy Jo Barber of Westmoreland, TN. There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to a memorial service and celebration of Jack's life on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Buena Vista Wesleyan Church, Cty. Rt. 69, Canisteo. Memorial contributions in Jack Heater's name may be made to the Buena Vista Wesleyan Church, 6034 Cty. Rte. 69, Canisteo, NY 14823. Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo.  Star Gazette – March 6, 2012 


HOPPE Ethel L. Hoppe

age 93, of Galeton died on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. She was born on Dec. 1, 1918, in Germania, daughter of the late Eugene and Phoebe Mae Hoppe.  She was a lifelong dairy farmer.  Ethel is survived by three brothers, Robert Hoppe of Harrison Valley, Fred Hoppe of Sabinsville and Herman and Nancy Hoppe of Stanley, Va.  A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Germania Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.  Potter Leader Enterprise – March 6, 2012 


HUNTER Lillian M. (Hunter) Dunfee

81, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.  She was the wife of the late Theodore R. Dunfee, Jr. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – February 20, 2012


JARRACH Gertrude J. Scheer

Mass of Christian Burial for Gertrude J. Scheer, Rosary 7:00 PM Thursday March 1, 2012 – RiverCrest Chapel, Bixby, Oklahoma, 10:00 AM Saturday March 3, 2012, St. Clement of Rome Church, Bixby, Oklahoma. Officiating: Father Leo Ahanotu. Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Under the direction of Jack Selby/Bixby Funeral Service.  Gertrude J. Scheer was born September 9, 1914 in New York City, New York the daughter of William Jarrach (born in Baden, Germany on September 11, 1875) and Marie Gueschidle (born in New York City, New York on November 25, 1882) William and Marie were married on July 4, 1905. Her father died on January 15, 1929. Her mother died on August 25, 1983. Gertrude died at home in Bixby, Oklahoma on Saturday February 25, 2012. She was 97 years of age.  Gertrude married Arthur L. Scheer Sr. on June 20, 1937 in New York City, New York. He was born on November 9, 1912. They had three children; Arthur L. Scheer, Jr. born September 10, 1941 now residing in Advance, North Carolina, Arlene Lorraine Scheer Criner born on February 4, 1947 living in Bixby, Oklahoma and Robert A. Scheer born on December 23, 1956. He is a resident of Corning, NY.  Their first home was in Freeport, New York. They enjoyed going to the ocean, Madison Square Garden for the circus, rodeo & Ice Capades. They also went to Yankee Stadium.  While living in Freeport, Gertrude was a Girl Scout leader and a Den Mother. They also enjoyed bowling. In February 1960 they moved to Corning, New York. Artie went to work for Corning Glass Company as a photographer. Gertrude became a secretary for St. Patrick School. She was also a member of The Legion of Mary. Artie died on May 9, 1982.  In August 2001 Gertrude moved to Hectorville, Oklahoma with her daughter Arlene and her husband Gene and her great-grandchildren Kelly and Samantha. Gene died on May 3, 2002. She was a member of St. Clement of Rome Church in Bixby, Oklahoma. Gertrude, Kelly, Samantha & Arlene moved to Bixby, Oklahoma where they still live. Samantha’s husband, Charlie and their son, Winston and Jesse (Samantha and Kelly’s brother) also live in the house.  Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents, William Jarrach and Marie Gueschidle Jarrach, her husband, Arthur L. Scheer, her brothers George, Walter, William & Arthur Jarrach, a sister; Gladys Lynch and a great-great grandchild, Emmett Grace. Gertrude is survived by: One Daughter: Arlene Criner of Bixby, Oklahoma, Two Sons: Arthur L. Scheer, Jr. and his wife Sherrie of Advance, North Carolina, Robert A. Scheer and his wife Marietta of Corning, New York, Her sister: Kay Kapner of New York, 7 Grandchildren: Tammy Owens of Glenpool, Oklahoma, Stephanie Barish and her husband, Gil of Lansing, MI, Christine Scheer of Tucson, AZ, Mark Scheer and his wife, Nicole of Cleveland, OH, Robert Scheer, Jr. of Corning, NY, Ray Arthur Scheer of Corning, NY, Samijo Scheer of Corning, NY, 9 Great-Grandchildren: Kelly Criner of Bixby, Oklahoma, Samantha Grace and her husband Charlie of Bixby, Oklahoma, Gabriela Barish of Lansing, MI, Danna Barish of Lansing, MI, Benjamin Scheer of Cleveland, OH, Ethan Scheer of Cleveland, OH, Jesse Owens of Bixby, Oklahoma, Chance Owens of Glenpool, Oklahoma, Austin Gready of Mannford, Oklahoma, 1 Great-Great-Grandson: Winston Grace of Bixby, Oklahoma.   Corning Leader – March 2, 2012


JAYNE Ruth Jayne Ervine

Our kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Ruth Jayne Ervine, 71, of Salina, UT died March 1, 2012 in Gunnison, UT, surrounded by her loving family, after a brave and valiant battle with leukemia. She was born Feb. 27, 1941 in Sayre, PA, a daughter of Fred Alexander and Susie Eliza Waterman Jayne. She graduated from Wyalusing High School in Wyalusing, Class of 1959. She married Donald Sidney Ervine on Dec. 12, 1959 in Camptown. Their marriage was solemnized in the Los Angeles Latter Day Saints Temple on Feb. 9, 1974.  Ruth was an active member of the Latter Day Saints Church, serving as a Relief Society teacher, counselor in the Relief Society, Ward Librarian for many years and was a faithful visiting teacher. She served as a Girl Scout leader for 12 years and was an active member of the PTA. She enjoyed cooking, canning, flower gardening, sewing, traveling and spending time with her grandkids. She is survived by her loving husband; children, Deborah and Kenny Poulson, Donald and Belinda Ervine, all of Salina, UT, Mary and Steven Hoggard of Kaysville, UT, Nancy and Blaine Porter of Escalante, UT; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Joan Jayne of Sun City, FL; sister, Nancy Bennett of Spring Hill; sisters-in-law, Athalie Jayne of Kingman, AZ and Betty Lewis Jayne of Winchester, TN. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister, Clarence Jayne, Bowen Jayne, Galen Jayne and Betty Chaffee.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 10 at noon in the Salina 2nd and 3rd Latter Day Saints Ward Chapel, 85 South 100 East in Salina, with Bishop Cliff Peterson of the Salina 1st Ward conducting. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 150 East Main Street in Salina, Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. or Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Salina Pioneer Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – March 8, 2012 



On October, 21, 2011 Raymond Johnson of Vestal died to be with his beloved wife, Ruth Johnson, daughter, Sandy Mireider and his parents, Claude and Margaret Johnson. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Donna (Robert) Lynch, Binghamton, Patricia Haley, Endwell, 2 sons, Richard (Renee') Fletcher, NC, Ben (Carolyn) Fletcher, AZ, brother, Robert (Connie) Johnson, VA. He loved and enjoyed his grandchildren, Rich (Brenda) Haley, Joe (Jen) Haley, Raymond (Christy) Mireider, VA, Tim (Janet) Fletcher, Lisa (Derek) Baker, NC, Mike (Dana) Fletcher, TX, Bobbie Joe Orshall, Jeff Lynch, Jenny (Darren), 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a truck driver and also retired from IBM, Endicott. The family would like to thank Ideal Nursing Home staff for the exceptionally good care they gave Ray. The 5 & a half years he was on Lily Court you were all his guardian angels, we the family are so grateful for this. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm from the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home Inc., 300 E. Main St., Endicott, NY with the Rev. Rex Bell of Life Quest Community Church officiating. Burial will follow in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12 noon until service time at 1:00 pm.  Press & Sun Bulletin Oct. 25, 2011.


KENT Keith C.

Age 58 of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born April 12, 1953 in Montour Falls, NY, son of the late Charles and Dorothy (Kimble) Kent and died Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy (Forsyth) Kent; brothers Wade (Laurie) Kent of SC, Larry Kent of MA and Dean Kent of PA; sisters Dawn Kent of Montour Falls and Darla Conklin of Elmira; father-in-law Harold Forsyth of Elmira; brothers-in-law Robert Forsyth of Horseheads and Dan (Lisa) Forsyth of NH; sister-in-law Pam (Joel) Riker of Canaseraga, NY along with several nieces and nephews. Keith was employed with Chemung Supply for over 25 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 154 in Elmira Heights and the Montour Moose. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, March 12th from 5 to 7 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. Interment will take place in Highland Cemetery, Catharine, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Keith through donations to the Arnot Ogden Dialysis Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.   Elmira Star Gazette – March 11, 2012   


KJEMS Ejvind

Age 68 of 693 Harrison Fox Hill Rd., Harrison Valley, PA. died Feb. 26, 2012. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, PA, Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will follow at 8:00 p.m. Star Gazette – February 28, 2012


KONISKI Mary Rita LoPresti

passed away February 4, 2012. She was born November 15, 1934 in Elmira, NY. Upon graduation from college Mary went to work for the DODSEUR schools in Germany, where she was a librarian as well as a junior high Social Studies teacher. While in Europe she travelled throughout Germany, France, and Italy. She met her future husband, Lt. Vincent loPresti at the Officer Club in Kaiserslautern Germany, where they married a year later. They were married for 38 years. Mary is survived by her brother, Jack Koniski of Endwell, NY; her children, Lily Beekman & husband Edward of Ft. Worth TX, Larry loPresti of Arlington, TX; grandchildren: Emily Beekman of Ft. Worth, TX, and Valerie Beekman of Ft. Worth. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chet and Wanda Koniski; husband, Vincent LoPresti; and sister, Edwina Kassy. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Casimir's Church on Davis Street at 12 Noon, Monday, March 12th by Fr. Scott Kubinski. The family will receive friends at the White Eagles Club on Millard Street following the Funeral Service.   Star Gazette – March 9, 2012   



Horseheads: Age 63, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family, life Tuesday, February 28, 2012. John was born February 5, 1949, the son of Phyllis (Stewart) Kravec and the late Stanley Kravec. In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife of 30 years Jodyann Wright Kravec; daughters, Juliann C. Kravec of Horseheads and Jamie C. Kravec of West Chester PA; son Michael W. Kravec of Syracuse; granddaughter, Jayliann C. Kravec, whom he dearly loved and was his little ray of sunshine; sister, Frances Kravec; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Edward "Bud" Church of Beaver Dams; mother-in-law Catherine Wright of Horseheads; along with his nieces and a nephew. He was a long time employee of Chemung Canal Trust Company, with 38 years of service. Active in the community he was a member of the Horseheads Elks Club, Elmira Rotary, where he was the Treasurer for a number of years, and also received the Paul Harris Fellow award, and he was a volunteer with The Arctic League. John was an avid outdoorsman, something he passed on to his children, with camping trips to the Adirondacks, among other adventures. He loved hiking in the Catskills, Watkins Glen, and the Adirondacks, where he earned his membership in the 46'ers Club by climbing all 46 peaks. A good man, John will be missed by many. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads. Those wishing may remember John with a donation to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. John's family would like to give a very special thank you to Deb and Paulette, the nurses from Hospice, who helped with John's care over the last few weeks.   Star Gazette – February 29, 2012   


LESE Armot J. Lese

89 years of 43 Glen Avenue, Corning, NY died Sunday March 4, 2012 at the Steuben County Health Facility.  He was born January 14, 1923 in Corning, NY the son of the late James and Antoinette Todini Lese. A lifetime resident of the area and graduate of Northside High School.  Armot and Martha Jean Benson were married August 18, 1945 in Woodhull, NY. Martha predeceased him October 12, 2008.  He was employed as a Mold Maker in the Molding Department of Corning Inc., retiring in 1982 with 43 years’ service.  Armot was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Patricks and St. Vincent de Paul Churches. He was a dedicated family man, devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed the outdoors and used his variety of expertise in gardening to share the vegetable produce with family and friends. He will be missed taking his long walks about town.  Surviving his sons, James (Glenda) Lese of Savona, NY, Michael (Joan) Lese of Corning, NY, Mario Lese of Corning, NY and Steven (and special friend Deb) Lese of Horseheads, NY. Grandchildren, Dana Lese, Craig Lese, Michael Lese, Tina (Dan) Vaught, Mary Jean (Rob) Sawvajot, Shane and Amy Lese, Shelby (Dennis) Ham. Great Grandchildren, Sydney, Nathan, Alexa, Zachary, Mason, Jake and Alexander. Brother, Mario (Charotte) Lese of Corning, NY.  There will be a Private Funeral, Fr. Lewis Brown officiating. Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.  The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Armot's name to: The Corning Community Food Pantry, 39 W. William St., Corning, NY 14830.     Corning Leader – March 7, 2012  


LLOYD Lola E. (Dennison) Herrick nee: Lloyd

Lola died on Thursday, March 1, 2012. She was born in Elmira, NY on August 23, 1936 to William T. and Olive L. (Craven) Lloyd. Lola was a long time resident of Southport, living in the same house for more than 50 years. Lola was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Theodore W. Lloyd; her first husband, Ralph L. Dennison, in 1977; and her second husband, Roger L. Herrick in 2006. Her half-brother, Aaron Shroyer, and her half-sister, Arlene Brenza, also preceded her in death. Lola is survived by her three children, Carol (Fred) Purdue, Michael (Rosemary) Dennison and Julie (Ken Elston) Baldwin; her grandchildren, Scott Purdue, Stephanie (Andrew Walsh) Purdue, Michael Adam (Mary) Dennison, Randi Marie (Andrew Yessman) Baldwin, Christopher (Jessica Roupp) Baldwin and Andrew Dennison; her great grandson, Mark Nicholas (Baldwin) Humphries, who was the sunshine of her life, also survives her; along with several step-children, step-grandchildren, step-great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews who also survive her. Lola enjoyed meeting and chatting with people, which made her successful in the positions she held. She enjoyed being a waitress at McCrory's in the mall, Light's Bake Shop and for 20 years at Curly's Chicken House. She also worked at the Mohawk Market in the bakery department and then at "Little Mo" in downtown Elmira. Her last position was at Tops Friendly Markets on South Main Street where she was a cashier and worked in the U-Scan for several years before being forced to retire last year because of her health. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. Calling hours will be held there on Monday, March 5, 2012 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM with funeral services following the visitation. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Lola will be laid to rest in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Redding Center next to her husband Roger at the convenience of her family. Memorial donations to the Southern Tier Hospice "Breath" program or to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA will be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers.  Star Gazette – March 3, 2012   


McCANN Faye Perham

68, formerly of Waverly, N.Y., died Thursday March 1, 2012 a home. Born Feb. 25, 1944 in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Dora McCann.  She was predeceased by her mother, Dora McCann. She is survived by her dearest friend Loren Cryderman; her daughter Regina Goodman of Belton, Tx.; her son Colin (Pete) Perham Jr., of Texas; daughter Tammy (Richard) Naylor of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren Samantha Brown, Cody Naylor, James Campbell and Brandon Naylor, of Sayre, Pa., Alisha Goodman and Brady Goodman of Belton, Tx.; and numerous loved nieces and nephews.  A Time for gathering with family and friends will be Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 10 to 11 a.m. Services will follow Blauvelt Funeral Home in Waverly, N.Y.  We will always love and miss you. You will always be in our hearts and thoughts.   Sayre Morning Times – March 5, 2012 


McCRACKEN Thomas Roy

On the morning of Tuesday, March 6, 2012, Thomas Roy McCracken of Roaring Branch died quietly at his residence after a lengthy illness with his beloved family at his side. He was 75 years of age.  Born in Grover on Feb. 25, 1937, he was the son of John and Edoise (Kaseman) McCracken. Tom served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the early years of the Cold War. When he returned to civilian life he worked at the former milk processing plant in Grover. Eventually Tom began a career in the construction trade as a heavy equipment operator with the International Union of Operating Engineers local 542. He also worked several years for Lycoming Supply in Williamsport. But by far Tom's real passion was raising and training horses, a passion he had since childhood. Tom was also a man of great faith, and enjoyed the fellowship at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ. It was his faith that carried him through the darkest moments of his illness.  Tom is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Marlene Cohick, at home; daughters, Renee (Dirk) Clouse of Julian, Pa., Colleen (Lorin) Metzger of Canton, Sheila (Mike) Jackson and Diane (John) DelJanovan, all of Roaring Branch; sister, Joan (Thomas) Davison of Canton; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edoise, as well as an infant sister, Judy.  A celebration of Tom's life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ with Pastor Dan Walker officiating. There will be no formal visitation prior to the service. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that contributions in Tom's memory be directed to Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, 13065 Route 414, Canton, PA 17724. Professional services entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.    Sun Gazette – March 8, 2012   



Wilmington, DE: Miss Romayne McElhaney, age 83, of Wilmington, DE, died on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Born in Oil City, PA on May 24, 1928, Romayne was the daughter of the late Grant McElhaney and June Tuttle McElhaney. A talented editor, Romayne was employed with the International Reading Association, where she retired after a long career. Thinking of Romayne, you would always remember: the color green, butterflies, her love of sports cars and her own Mustang, word search books, her plants (especially the palm), someone who always remembered your birthday or special occasion with a card, a thrifty coupon clipper, a place for everything and everything in its place, a sweet smile, and "thank you." Romayne, a child of God, was a devoted member of the Church of the Nazarene all of her life. She will be missed. Romayne survived her five brothers and one sister. She will be fondly remembered by her niece, Janice Wahl (husband Horace); nephew, William McElhaney (wife Connie); niece, Linda McElhaney; sister-in-law, Marda McElhaney; niece, Kathi Cronkrite; nephew, Scott McElhaney (wife Judy); nephew, Bruce McElhaney; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be held privately in Elmira, NY.  Star Gazette – March 1, 2012 


PATTERSON Vernon Patterson

age 91, a resident of Painted Post since 1953, died on March 4, 2012 surrounded by his daughters and their husbands. He was born in Coatesville, PA, to Alexander Patterson and the former Dorothy Meconnahey. He graduated from Coatesville High School and went on to Penn State where in 1942 he graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He later completed an executive management course at Harvard University Business School. He was predeceased in 2001 by his wife of 57 years, the former Jane Barnes, whom he met when both were students at Penn State. He was also predeceased by his sister, Kathryn Eshleman. He is survived by his daughters, Anne and her husband Frank of Hebron CT, and Erin and her husband, Donald of Elmira. In addition, he leaves four grandchildren, Frank and Matthew Fitzpatrick, Meghan Nesta and Lauren Jacob; and four great-grandchildren, Maija and Jonas Juusola-Fitzpatrick, and Boyd and Sutherland Nesta. He also leaves several nieces and nephews and a large circle of friends, including those at Emeritus (formerly Green Meadows), his residence for the last few years. In recent years, he loved having coffee with friends at Emeritus, and at some local restaurants, where he maintained a close circle of new and old friends, especially Don Yost, former Chief of Police in Painted Post, and enjoyed discussions on many local and national topics. Vern lived a life of public service. He served for 10 years as Mayor of Painted Post, 10 years on the Corning-Painted Post School Board, several as Chairman, on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Painted Post, as an original member of the Board of Directors of the Rockwell Museum, and on the Board of Trustees of the Corning United Methodist Church, where he oversaw a major renovation of what became the Sunday School wing. He was a recipient of the Painted Post Board of Trade Distinguished Citizen Award. He served for many years on the LPGA tournament committee at Corning Country Club, where he and Jane were longtime members. He was a member of Corning Rotary, where he received the Paul Harris award, and a life member of the American Chemical Society. In 1975, he served on the Pennsylvania Governor's Review working to streamline the state's correctional institutions, and on the Tioga Dam project following Hurricane Agnes. Vern's longest single period of service was the 18 years he spent on the Board of Trustees at Corning Community College, including more than one term as President, and as a member or chairman of a number of other committees. The College, and especially the nursing program, remained dear to his heart to the end. He never missed a pinning ceremony and asked every nurse he encountered if they trained at CCC. Somehow, he found time for a few hobbies, which included golf, a lifetime of collecting stamps and more recently, western art. He was especially fond of woodworking, particularly furniture building. He constructed many different projects for his family, some of which are truly works of art. They will be treasured for generations to come. Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 7, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed immediately by the funeral service, both at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 West Pulteney Street, Corning. Burial will be immediately following at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Corning Community College Development Foundation, earmarked specifically for the nursing program, or Southern Tier Hospice.   Star Gazette – March 6, 2012  


PAYNE Alice E. Tetreault

92, died on Friday, March 2, 2012, at ElderWood at Tioga.  She was born on June 9, 1919 in Sheshequin Twp., Pa., the daughter of the late Floyd S. and Bessie Bidlack Payne. Alice was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church and the Sayre and Athens Senior Citizens. Alice was employed with Ingersoll Rand, Athens plant, as a machine operator, and also baby-sat for several Valley families.  She is predeceased by her husband Ephraim, grandson Brian Harding, sisters Mabel Fice, Marie Horton, Irene Rumsey, Phyllis Williams, and Ida Mastellar, and brothers L. Wilbur Payne, Fred Payne, and Floyd Payne Jr., and Carlton Payne, and step-mother Mattie Myers Payne. Alice is survived by her children George (Nancy) Tetreault of Owego, N.Y., Robert Tetreault of Sayre, Pa., Marie (Terry) Harding of Waverly, N.Y., and Peter (Beth) Tetreault of Canada, grandchildren Kelly Coneglien, Amy Nocchi, Lori Herzog, and Beth Morse, greatgrandchildren Adam and Chris Coneglien, Linzy, Trevor, and Taylor Nocchi and Joshua and Christopher Herzog, sisters Grace Scrivener, Shirley Saik, and Sylvia Higgins, and brothers Elmer Payne and Martin Stevens.   A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Alice’s memory to the: Waverly United Methodist Church, Memorial Fund, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY 14892 or Guthrie Hospice, R.R.#1, Box 154, Att.: Clinical Coordinator, Towanda, PA 18848.   Sayre Morning Times – March 9, 2012



Of Corning: On March 8, 2012, with his family by his side, W. Neil Peters died from complications due to lung cancer. Neil, 68, was born April 11, 1943 in Elmira, NY. He graduated Southside High School and Corning Community College. Neil worked for Corning Inc. for over 35 years, beginning as a Tool and Die Maker, eventually becoming a Senior Project Engineer. While at Corning Inc. Neil developed several processes which received U.S. Patents. Neil served briefly in the US Navy and was a member of the Naval Reserves while in High School. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willis Nathan and Helen Gaylord Peters, and son Ryan Everett Peters. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Bill Shutter of Elmira; son Christopher Peters of Pine Valley; daughter and son-in-law Erin and Mark Hamlin of Reno, NV; grandchildren Matthew and Jessica Peters, McKenzie and Nikko Hamlin; dear friend and previous wife Kathy Sue Walsh; and many nieces and nephews. Neil had requested no services; however he did wish to have a gathering of friends and family to celebrate the good times and the good memories they shared. Please join Neil's family on Saturday, March 17th 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM at the Hickory House on Watkins Road in Pine Valley, NY. Donations can be made to Southern Tier Hospice.   Elmira Star Gazette – March 11, 2012 


ROGERS Jean Rogers Spencer Lehman

91 of 11 Ryon Circle, Lawrenceville, PA, died on Sunday, March 4, 2012 in the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA.  Born in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick L. and the late Emma (Hayes) Rogers. She was a graduate of Northside Highschool.  Jean spent most of her life working as a homemaker, and later for Corning, Inc., where she was an inspector, retiring after 10 years’ service.  She enjoyed working on many crafts, especially working on ceramics and tending her flower beds. She was known for her loving, caring and nurturing ways, especially to her family and many friends. As a lover of movies, she enjoyed having "movie nights" with her friends and grandchildren, choosing from her vast collection of films.  Jean is survived by one daughter: Bonnie (Donald L.) Garrison of Lawrenceville, PA, and two sons: Robert Spencer of Welcome, MN, Larry (Rosemary) Spencer of Addison, NY; step-son: William (Cindy) Lehman, Elko, NV; step-daughters: Sandra (Kent) Kramer, Conway, SC and Nancy (Roger) Cole of Zephyrhills, FL; grandchildren: Kevin (Diane) Reed, Randy Reed, Carrie Spencer, Jessica (Eric) Butterfield, Amy (Richard) Koons, Matthew Spencer, Cory Spencer and April Learn; and by several great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, David Lehman, Jean was predeceased by her brothers: Fredrick Rogers, Robert Rogers and a sister, Marion Borden.  Friends are invited to call at Carpenters Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. in Corning on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 12 - 2 PM. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 2:00 PM, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating.  There will be a private burial in the family plot at Goodsell Cemetery in Hornby, NY.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be given in Jean's name to the Calvary United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 237, Lawrenceville, PA 16929 or to the Alzheimer's Association-Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.   Corning Leader – March 8, 2012    


ROEHRIG The Rev. John A. Roehrig

age 73, of Dyke Road, Corning, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Pastor John was born in Syracuse on December 29, 1938, the son of the late John E. and Etta (Finlay) Roehrig. He married Margaret Farr on June 4, 1960 in Lawrenceville, Pa., she survives him.  He attended Eastwood High in Syracuse and received his Associate’s degree in the ministry from United Wesleyan  College in Allentown, Pa.  He was employed by Stonington Wesleyan Church, Sunbury, Pa, where he was an Ordained Minister. Prior to that he had been with Albert Wesleyan Church in Mountain Top, Pa.  He was a member of Shady Grove Wesleyan Church in Corning, and was a part time Supply pastor with Sunshine Valley Wesleyan in Windsor, N.Y.  He was an avid bowler, fisherman, and enjoyed hunting, puzzles, and spending time with his grandchildren.  He is survived by his wife: Margaret Farr, daughters Sonya (Ken) Taft, Laura (Larry) Baker, Carol (Kip) Jimerson all of Corning, Linda (Kevin) Deeren of Michigan, Karen (Matthew) Miller of Pennsylvania, and one son, John J. Roehrig of Florida. Also survived by one brother Charles (Barb) Roehrig, and sister RuthAnn (Fred) Crawford of Liverpool, N.Y., fifteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received Monday March 12th from 10:00 am to 12 noon at the Shady Grove Wes-leyan Church 4599 Dyke Road, Corning, NY, services will follow at 12:00 noon with Dr. Harry Wood, Pastor Charles Vollmer, and Pastor Larry Burke officiating. Burial will be in Goodsell Cemetery in Hornby.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Shady Grove Wesleyan Church, 4599 Dyke Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to the Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 Charles St., Elmira N.Y. 14904.  Arrangements by Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning.   Corning Leader – March 11, 2012 


ROSSI Frances M. D'Ambrosio (nee: Rossi)

84, of Albany, New York, died on March 7, 2012 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Frances was born and raised in Elmira, New York, the daughter of Nicholas and Zaira Rossi. Her father was co-owner of Rossi Lanes and Rossi's Bakery on Washington Avenue. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Mercyhurst College and a Master's in Education at the State University of New York College at Cortland, after which she taught in the Elmira School district for forty years as a teacher and substitute. Frances married Nicholas J. D'Ambrosio in 1950, and enjoyed a blessed union of forty five years until Nicholas died in 1995. Frances was a loving wife and mother who was devoted to her family and her community. She was active in both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, served on the PTA, and was a parishioner of St. Anthony's Church for more than sixty years. In her later years Frances was an active volunteer in elementary schools in New York and Florida and at the Albany International Airport, where she worked as an Ambassador helping thousands of travelers on their way. She was happiest with her grandchildren, and enjoyed many summers on Keuka Lake, New York and winters on Anna Maria Island, Florida. Frances was also an avid bowler her entire life, and was a member of bowling leagues in New York and Florida. Frances was predeceased by her husband, Nicholas and her brother Dominic. She is survived by her four children, Nicholas D'Ambrosio, Jr. (Mary), of Albany, Mary D'Ambrosio Zielinski (Thomas), of Lafayette, Paul D'Ambrosio (Anna), of New Hartford, and Dr. Carolyn D'Ambrosio (Dr. Eliot Katz), of Dover, Massachusetts: her seven beloved grandchildren, Michael and John D'Ambrosio, Julia and Grace D'Ambrosio, and Sophia, Amelia, and Evan Katz; a sister, Anna Milliken (Jim), and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumptner Avenue, Guilderland, at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Tribute # 5061121, Memphis, TN 38148.  Star Gazette – March 10, 2012


ROUPP E. Jane Transue 

On March 6, 2012, Canton resident Emma Jane (Roupp) Transue died quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 75 years of age.

Born Aug. 30, 1936 in Williamsport and raised in Roaring Branch, she was the daughter of Wilford J. and Martha (Botsford) Roupp. She came to know the Lord at the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church. Jane attended the Roaring Branch School through the sixth grade and then Canton High School. After graduation Jane worked in the office of the former Parker-Hannifin company for several years. In 1966, she married Gerald Transue and left her job to pursue being a homemaker. Jane also enjoyed needle point and crocheting.  She is survived by her husband of almost 47 years, Gerald, at home; brother Graydon (Dorothy) Roupp and sister Arlene (Max) Schaefer, all of Ralston; and sister-in-law Carol Roupp of Roaring Branch. In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her sisters Doris Crawley and Shirley Richards and brother Earl Roupp. In keeping with Jane's wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. The family suggests that those wishing to honor Jane's memory may do so by making a donation to the charity of one's choice . Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton.   Towanda Daily Review – March 9, 2012   


SANDS Christopher J. Sands

36, of Laceyville, Pa., died Thursday evening, March 8, 2012 at Tyler Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Stacey M. Watkins Sands.  He was born on July 13, 1975 the son of Harry Sands of Florida and Harriet Swartz Sands of Tunkhannock, Pa. Chris was a 1994 graduate of Tunkhannock High School. He was employed by Arrow United in Wyalusing, Pa. as a welder. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, especially bow hunting.  He is survived by his children, Chris J., Ryan E., and Megan M. Sands of Laceyville; brother Jim Ryniec of Trucksville, Pa.; sisters Lisa and her husband Gary Paduck of Tunkhannock, Pa. and Ann and her husband Jim Stine of Muncy, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held on at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 12, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Rev. Brian Hill of the Eaton Baptist Church officiating. Friends and family may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review – March 10, 2012


SCHEEPSMA Lois M. Cavallaro

age 77, of 26 Pyrex Street in Corning, died on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Corning Hospital. She was born on January 27, 1935 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Joseph and Myrtle (Kinsley) Scheepsma. She married Benny V. Cavallaro on April 30, 1955 at St. Mary's Church in Elmira.  Lois was a communicant of All Saints Parish, and retired from Corning Inc. She woke up every morning with a smile on her face and truly celebrated each day of her life. The warmth in her smile would lift the spirits of the world. She enjoyed the simple pleasures like feeding the squirrels in the morning and walking her dog Gizmo, but she also loved to try new foods at fancy restaurants and take a trip to the casino. Most of all, Lois adored her husband and family and cherished every moment of every day…"Pure as an Angel, Sweet as Love".  She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Benny V. Cavallaro; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Hope Cavallaro of Painted Post, John and Brenda Cavallaro of Lindley, and James and Michele Cavallaro of Corning; grandchildren, Heather (Chris) Hortman of Corning, Michael Cavallaro of Los Angeles, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Swanson of Caton, Amber (Chris) Card of Corning, Brooke (Carter Payne) Coates of Painted Post, and Alexys Harrington of Corning; four great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Bob Eiklor of Horseheads; sister-in-law, Carolyn Scheepsma of Elmira; and many nieces and nephews.  Lois was predeceased by her brother, Duane Scheepsma and by her sister, Betty Eiklor.  Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Lois’s funeral service will follow calling hours there at 4:00pm. Burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing may make donations to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830, or to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.    Corning Leader – March 8, 2012  


SCOTT Dorothy J. Tong

71, of Painted Post, NY, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012, in Corning Hospital.  She was born in Corning, NY, on July 21, 1940, the daughter of the late Raymond and Edith (Stevens) Scott. Dorothy married Robert Tong on July 23, 1960, at Coopers Baptist Church.  She was employed by Corning Inc. for 28 years.  She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, playing her electronic poker game, and watching the wildlife from her back porch.  Dorothy loved spending time with her family, especially during the holidays. She is survived by her husband, Robert Tong; four sons: Gary (Susan) Scott of Tully, Raymond (Nancy) Tong of Addison, Timothy (Maryan) Tong of Elmira, and Douglas (Brenda) Tong of Painted Post, NY; one sister, Betty (Jerry) Baird; one brother, Edward (Junior) Scott; grandchildren: Rebecca (Todd/TK), Katrina, Matthew, Allison, Ryan, and Sydney; one great-grandson, Dalan. Dorothy is preceded in death by her brother Richard Scott. At the wishes of the family, there will be no calling hours or services.   Donations in Dorothy’s name may be made to: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1834, Merrifield, VA 22116-8034.   Corning Leader – March 2, 2012 


SECHRIST Robert W. Sechrist (Peanuts), 73, of Turrell Corners, Forest Lake Township, Pennsylvania died February 23, at Montrose Memorial Hospital, Montrose, PA unexpectedly. Born on Friday January 13, 1939 in Sayre, PA. Bob was predeceased by his father, James Sechrist. He is survived by his devoted wife, Barabra (TARBOX) Sechrist of 52 years of marriage. Also, he is survived by his mother, Arletta POWERS Sechrist of Birchardville, PA; his two sons Michael and wife Carole, Richard and wife Carol; his daughter Suzanne and fiance Greg Huntley. Also survived by his grandchildren David and Bradley Bryant, Casey, Brandon and Paige Nickerson; brother Donald and wife Donna; two sisters, Pat and husband Gene Wright, Shirl and husband Robert Whitehead; also several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob graduated from Montrose High School in 1956. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic controller. Bob worked for Homer C. Gow Construction as a superintendent building dams, bridges, and many businesses. He was a member of the Carpenters Union #281 (077) coordinating work in IBM Owego, NY. Bob loved the outdoors, hunting and enjoyed 20 years of fishing on his boat the " Peanut Gallery" and camping in Troys Marina, Cayuga Lake, New York. He enjoyed planting trees, flowers, and a garden. He also enjoyed racing snowmobiles and stock cars. Bob served as a township supervisor in Apolacon Township, PA as road master and chief of police. Bob will be remembered for his love of life always a happy go lucky guy and had a wonderful sense of humor and was a very, very hard worker. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home, 300 East Main Street, Endicott, New York. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 29th at 10:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. A private burial will be held Thursday, March 1st, at the family's request. The family expresses their thanks to the Montrose Minute Men, Silver Lake Police Department, the Silver Lake, Rush, and Forest Lake emergency services. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to American Diabetes Association ,6390 Fly Rd., 2nd Floor, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or the charity of one's choice .


SHEEHAN James G. (Herb) Sheehan

83, of 138 East Franklin St., Laceyville, died Wednesday morning Feb. 29, 2012 at his home. He had been battling health problems for the last several months. He was born Feb. 17, 1929 in Mehoopany and was the son of the late Donald and Jane Gaylord Sheehan formally of Mehoopany.  Herb proudly served in the U.S. Army's 73rd Armored Tank Battalion during the Korean War. He was the commander of a M-47 Patton tank for three years.  After his discharge in 1953 he worked as a butcher at Dibble's Market in Laceyville and then an insurance agent for Metropolitan Life for 25 years. After retiring from Met Life, Herb worked for the Smith Agency in Wyalusing and Snell's Auto Sales in Wysox.  After retiring from the work force, Herb volunteered at Tyler Memorial Hospital, the Laceyville Ambulance Association, Goodwill Fire Company, and was a member of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion of Black Walnut and the Endless Mountains Post No. 3583 VFW of Mehoopany. In addition he was a member of the local election board. In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by a sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Brooks formerly of Mehoopany and Vestal, N.Y. in 1969. Herb is survived by his wife of 60 years, Iona (Saylor) of Laceyville; his two sons, Lanny (Susan) Sheehan of Bloomsburg and Kevin (Gwen) Sheehan of Wysox; and five grandchildren, Jesse of Leesburg,Va., Michael of Chester Springs, Brittany of Bloomsburg, Luke of Chambersburg and Abby Butts of Wysox. Herb enjoyed his four great grandchildren, Bryna Jane of Leesburg,Va., Benjamin Landon of Chester Springs, Dawson of Wysox and Avery of Wysox. Herb was also survived by two nieces, Beverly of Rochester, N.Y., Barbara of New York City and one nephew, Ray Don of Vestal, N.Y. Herbie's interests included a passion for cars and "getting a good stretch of the legs." Herb will probably be best remembered for his daily walks around Laceyville with his dog, Bailey. Herb was proud to say that "I never missed a day of walking for over twenty years." At Herb's request, there will not be a memorial service. The family however will gather to celebrate his life when weather permits. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to The American Cancer Society or St. Jude's Children's Cancer Research Hospital. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville, PA 18623.  Towanda Daily Review – March 2, 2012  


SHULTZ Monelee June Camera

age 85, of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Samaritan House, Wellsboro, PA. June was born June 13, 1926 in Galeton, PA, a daughter of Henry and Leva (Mayer) Shultz. She was the wife of the late Earl Leo Camera. June was a retired office manager and bookkeeper for Consumer Builder Supply in Ohio. She was a lifetime member of AMVETS Auxiliary, Post 47 in Lorain, OH and a member of the Elks.  June is survived by a step son, Robert L. Camera of Vermilion, OH; a daughter, Jeanne L. Camera of Birmingham, OH; a son-in-law, Samuel Coe of Wakeman, OH; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Ann Shultz of Carlisle, PA; a sister, Donna Jean Straub of Erie, PA; several nieces and nephews; a special niece and care giver, Bonnie Reese and exztended Reese family of Wellsboro, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl Leo, two sisters, Marie Cooper and Beatrice Easton, two brothers, Richard and Harold Shultz, a step-daughter, Maureen E. Coe, and a grandson, Daniel T. Coe.  Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Junes memory to the Samaritan House, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Burial will be in Brownhelm Cemetery. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 4, 2012  


SMITH Esther Ruth Stonier

age 89, of South Olcott Road, Big Flats, died on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at home. She was born on November 11, 1922 in Covington, PA, the daughter of Edd E. and Edith (Brace) Smith. She married William Henry Stonier in 1943 in South Lancaster, MA. He predeceased her in 1983.  Esther graduated from Northside High School.  She was a foster caregiver for many years, opening her home throughout the years to nearly 80 children and adults. She was an avid bird watcher.  She enjoyed traveling and camping and she was a wonderful cook and baker.  She attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Corning and was dedicated to her religion. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Lynn S. and Sabine Stonier of Savona, Linda and George Stafford of Smithfield, NC, Lucinda and David Adams of South Bradford, and Donald and Lynn M. Stonier of Big Flats; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Bill Hafner of Auburn, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Robert A. Smith of Calhoun, GA, and Paul and Jeanne Smith of Collegedale, TN; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great, great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sons, Lewis Stonier and William Stonier, and by her siblings, Cora Lainson, Walton Smith, Harold Smith, and James Smith.  A memorial service will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 121 Fuller Avenue in Corning on March 10, 2012 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be directed to Lucinda Adams, P.O. Box 197, Big Flats, NY 14814, to be forwarded to children's ministries.  Arrangements are with Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC in Corning.   Corning Leader – March 7, 2012  


SPRING David Joseph Spring

age 64, of Monroe, Georgia died on February 19, 2012. He was born in Lockport, New York on September 2, 1947 to the late George Spring and the late Ethel Golding Spring. He was preceded in death by his brother, George Spring, Jr. David and his family made their home in Horseheads, New York from 1975 to 2003. He worked for NYSEG for 34 years, and after retirement moved to Georgia to be closer to their children. David was an active member of the Elmira Kennel Club, the Ithaca Dog Training Club, Interbark Dog Training Sports Network and the Cortland County 4H program for many years. He also enjoyed golfing with friends and fishing in the Finger Lakes region. Surviving David are his wife, Kathryn (Mardel) Spring of Monroe, GA; daughters, Tina Spring of Athens, GA, Laura (Douglas) Price of Webster, NY, Sara (Jeffrey) Dibling of Monroe, GA; son, David (Allyson) Spring of Olean, NY, and longtime son-in-law, Terry VanWhy of Athens, GA; grandchildren, Victoria Johnson, Ashley Dibling, Ava Dibling; Calvin Spring; great grandchildren, Zhane Johnson, Hailey Johnson, and Dodge Johnson. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at St. Anna's Catholic Church in Monroe, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association . Contributions can be mailed to the Honor and Memorial Fund, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.   


TERPENNING Charlotte L. Glasgow

90, died to be united with her husband Billy on Monday, February 27, 2012. Charlotte is survived by her daughters and sons-inlaw: Sally Jo (Ken) Manzer of Apalachin; Kippen Sue (John III) Stalma of Owego; Catherine (Kenneth) Westfall of Nichols; Nancy (Carl) Souder of N. Rome, Pa; Jackie (Rich) O’Donnell of Owego; her special grandchildren: Becky- Lynn (Mat) Jackson; Michael S. Manzer; Billie Rae (Michael) Elliott; Lee (Patti) Westfall; Michelle (Andrew) Scardina; Rob (Melinda) Souder; Laura, Del and Angel Souder; Jeremy John (Deidre) Rapp; Lindsay Rapp; 14 great grandchildren and a great great grandson; special friends Bob and Mary Baldwin; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Charlotte was predeceased by her husband Billy Lee Glasgow; siblings Olive (Clifford) Decker; Gladys (Dick) VanDe- Mark; Burton Jr. (Mary) Terpenning.  Charlotte was born on February 8, 1922 in Newark Valley a daughter of Burton and Catherine Terpenning. She was a graduate of Owego Apalachin School class of 1940. On April 4, 1941 she married Billy Lee Glasgow and together they celebrated forty-five years of marriage until his passing on September 18, 1986. Charlotte was a devoted member of the Nichols United Methodist Church where she a member of the UMW and served on the memorial fund committee. In addition she was also a dedicated member of the Rebekah’s, holding various local and state positions. Charlotte held many work positions throughout her life, but enjoyed her work with children most. Charlotte took great pleasure in tending to her flower gardens and enjoyed working at the Village Flower Shop. Her favorite job was that of wife, mother and homemaker. Many will remember Charlotte for her love of baking and cooking and how her home was a warm and welcoming place filled with family and friends. She believed in celebrating life as evidenced by her ability to make an event a special memory. Her beautiful church scene Christmas window became a tradition for families each holiday season. Charlotte had a heart of gold and loved to be surrounded by children. She will be remembered for her sparkle, joy of living and ability to help others see the blessings of life in the little moments of each day. Her steadfast faith provided a strong foundation for the family and home she built. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her community. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Saturday, March 3rd from 12 to 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of a life well lived for Charlotte will follow at 2:00 with Pastor Dan Martin and Pastor Brown Naik, officiating. A private service of internment will be held by the family in the Nichols Cemetery at a later date. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols United Methodist Church, Bliven Street, Nichols. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide tho’we cannot see you, you are always by our side… Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.    Sayre Morning Times – March 1, 2012  


TURNER Jennifer Lynn

Age 26 of The Witter IRA Home in Dansville, NY, formerly of Millport, NY and Port St. Lucie, FL, died on Wednesday February 29, 2012 at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. Jennifer was born February 3, 1986 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Lonny Turner and Cynthia Smith Turner Gleason. Jennifer was a special young lady who made everyone smile and was a joy to everyone she met. Jennifer is survived by her mother Cynthia Smith Turner Gleason and Kevin Gleason of Port St. Lucie, FL; father Lonny and Ann Turner of Millport, NY; sister: Loni Sue Turner and her children: Stephanie Turner and Daren Hartman of Fort Pierce, FL; step brothers: Shawn Fazenbaker of Millport, NY; Sgt First Class Jaime Skinner of NC, and Charlie Skinner of Pine Valley, NY; maternal grandparents: Fred and Lida Smith of Beverly Hills, FL; paternal grandfather: Jack E. Turner of Horseheads, NY; aunts and uncles: Cheryl Betzer of Horseheads, NY; Patty Starling of Corning, NY; Jeff Smith of Fort Pierce, FL; Dawn Robinson of Gainesville, FL; Terry and Shelly Turner of Horseheads, NY; Lisa and Sheridan Chandler of Beaver Dams, NY; Kimberly and Christopher Koval of Horseheads, NY; Julie and Richard Dickson of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at THE LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Sunday March 4, 2012 from 2-3 PM. Jennifer's Funeral Services will be held following calling hours at 3 PM with Rev. Jack Deyo officiating.  Star Gazette – March 3, 2012


VILE Phyllis “Pauline” (Vile) Partlow

73, of Horseheads, NY died suddenly while enjoying one of her many sightseeing experiences around the world.  Phyllis graduated from Marcellus high school in 1956, SUNY Cobleskill in 1958 and Elmira College with her Bachelor of Science in Human Services in 1973.  Phyllis spent her life giving support and encouragement to all around her. Phyllis watched over many of us from a distance sharing her wisdom where she saw fit, while allowing us to make mistakes. She would make suggestions and leave the choices up to us.   She retired from the Elmira Psychiatric Center after 30 years of dedicated service and loved working with people so much that she continued her career 11 more years at Family Services of Chemung County. Phyllis continued to help those around her until her death. She was a volunteer with RSVP for over 16 years donating close to 1,000 hours of her time to two of the impact programs – Ombudsman and Friendly visiting. She was featured in the RSVP newsletter in October of 2011. In the article she was quoted, “If you’re going to do something, then do your best job”.  In regards to spending her time volunteering she responded, “How can you just do nothing?”  “You just don’t take, you give. It’s self-satisfaction.  We all have the need to interact with others. It helps keep the brain active and challenged”. Phyllis will truly be missed for her humor, support and words of encouragement. One of her favorite sayings “it is what it is” will live on in our hearts. Phyllis loved to travel, take pictures, read books and camp at numerous destinations throughout her life. In the later years her camping adventures were devoted to Otisco Lake, where she could also enjoy spending time with her brother’s families and especially her great nieces and nephews.  Phyllis was always laughing and socializing with anyone she met, which resulted in her developing many amazing friendships throughout the world. Surviving is her dog Martha, her sister Elsie Holfolter, sister in law Patricia (Oster) Vile, sister-in-law Corliss (Hooper) Barnes and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Francis E. “Cy” Vile, Herald “Jim” Vile, Floyd “Johnny” Hooper, and Edward “Ted” Hooper.  Please join us any time between 1-4pm March 18, 2012 at the Rufus Tanner House Bed and Breakfast 60 Sagetown Rd., Pine City, NY 14871. We would love to have you bring a thank you note indicating how this amazing women touched your life. There will also be a short tribute to Phyllis prior to her burial under the elephant at the Amber Cemetery this summer. In memory of Phyllis please make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. Local arrangements entrusted to Plis Funeral Home, Inc. Marcellus, NY.    Corning Leader – March 11, 2012  


WELLIVER Wilson Eugene (Gene) Welliver

of Vancouver, WA died on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.  Gene was born March 3, 1932 in Albany, NY the son of Eloise and Gerald Welliver. He grew up in Herrickville and graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in 1951. After completing a four year tour of duty in the Navy, he enrolled in and graduated from Azusa Bible College in California. He married Levita Agee on Dec. 28, 1956 and together they raised three sons. Levita died in May 1993. He spent most of his lifetime in ministry. He was pastor of several evangelical churches in California, Oregon and Washington.He married Sara Sabarto on Jan. 8, 1994. Mr. Welliver was a gifted musician and composed several songs expressing his faith. One of his endearing qualities was a gift of gab. He was never at a loss for words. He could enter a roomful of strangers and within minutes be a friend with most everyone there. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a quip on the end of his tongue. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Levita and a sister, Joanne.  Survivors include his wife, Sara, at home; sons and daughters in-law, Mel and Kim of Kearns, UT, Phil and Kennalee of Haywood, CA, Mitch of Portland, OR; adopted daughter, Timi and Bob of Moses Lake, WA; three granddaughters and one grandson; a brother, Don of Conner, MT and a sister, Virginia and Lloyd Stein of Ogden, UT. He is also survived by two aunts, Jan Ardlsey of Watertown, NY and Edna Welliver of Herrickville; a niece, several nephews and numerous cousins.  A memorial service and celebration of Gene’s life was held on March 3 at the Valley View Evangelical Church in Portland, OR.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – March 8, 2012


WOOD Gary D. Wood

72, of Elk Lake, PA, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose. Born Sept. 17, 1939 in Laceyville, he was the son of the late Ora E. and Ruth [Benscoter] Wood.  He owned and was an operator of milk trucks. He enjoyed hunting. Survivors include his significant other, Josephine Newhart; sons, David A. Newhart of Montrose and Terry A. Newhart of Elk Lake; grandsons, Matthew, Bryan, Zachary and Justin; two great-grandsons; a brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Sharon Wood of Laceyville and a niece and a nephew.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Visitation was from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elk Lake Community Church, c/o J.P. Newhart, 14379 SR 3001, Montrose, PA 18801. Wyalusing Rocket Courier – March 8, 2012     


YANIELLO Margaret Juliet Costello

92, of Waverly, N.Y., died Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., after a brief illness.  A loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, Margaret was also a daily communicant for nearly 40 years at St. James Church in Waverly. She worked in the food service for several years at JJ Newberry in Sayre before retiring.  Margaret, never stopped trying to take good care of others. Throughout her life, she was passionate about creating meals and insisting that anyone who came to visit, no matter what day or time of day sit down and enjoy her superb Italian cooking. In her spare time, in addition to cooking, she tended to a very large garden, which became smaller as she progressed into later years. Nevertheless, there were always vegetables to harvest. Margaret enjoyed above all else, home and family. She was predeceased by her parents Rocco and Rose Yaniello; husband, William; as well as her brothers, Patrick and John.  Survivors include daughters, Mary Rita (Greg) Geneviva of Waverly, N.Y., and Kathy Wimsatt of Spencer, N.Y.; son, Dick Costello (Sharyn) Costello of Lansing, N.Y.; sister, Esther Bobby of Sayre, Pa.; grandsons, John Wimsatt of Minden, La., Paul Costello of University Heights, Ohio, Shawn Costello of Boca Raton, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Brandon, Paul Jr., and Mena; several nieces and nephews and her loving pet cat, Big Boy.  We who knew you Margaret will miss you forever and we are so proud of you for being the strong, kind and caring person that you were. You have given us all a wonderful gift — the example of your life.  There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in St. James Cemetary at a later date. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.   Sayre Morning Times – March 3, 2012 


YANUZZI Grace C. Mariano

93, a resident of Mercy Center, Dallas, died on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.  She was born August 10, 1918 in South Waverly, Pa., the daughter of Joseph and Mary Bruno Yanuzzi. She graduated from the community schools. Grace worked at Deisroth’s department store as a buyer in the children’s department and women’s dresses, after many years as a stay at home mom. She lived most of her adult life in Hazleton with her late husband Nicholas, and her two sons, Frank and Joseph. Grace was a devout and practicing Roman Catholic her entire life. She was an accomplished.  Den Mother and active as a Little League mother.  She was a proud grandmother of 6, and an even prouder great-grandmother of 3. Grace was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Nicholas of Hazleton; brothers Michael and Joseph Yanuzzi; and sisters Mary (Babe) and Tina Yanuzzi. Grace is survived by her son Frank, his wife Linda of Swoyersville; son Joseph and his wife Colleen of Kingston; grandchildren Matthew and his wife Emily of Los Angeles, Ca.; Nathan and his wife Angela of Orlando, Fl.; Lucas of State College, Nora of Kingston, Sophia of Philadelphia, and Ben of Kingston. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Maya and Milia of Los Angeles, and Nicholas of Orlando. Two sisters, Vera and Josephine of South Waverly and two brothers, Angelo and Ralph, also of South Waverly, in addition to numerous nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces, all of whom were a part of Grace’s life and her celebrations.  A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Mercy Center Chapel in Dallas. Private interment services will be in Most Precious Blood Cemetery, Hazleton. Friends may call Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 57 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701   Sayre Morning Times – March 5, 2012




? Mary Rita McHale

age 93, of Waverly, New York, died on Wednesday , February 15, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a future date in the Morning Times by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.   Sayre Morning Times – February 16, 2012 


? Frances P. Overbaugh

age 60 of Burdett, NY died on Monday, February 20, 2012 in the comfort of her home. Her husband, George; son, Mario and stepdaughter, Katie, survives Mrs. Overbaugh. The family has requested no calling hours. Graveside services will be held later in the spring. Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.   Place of Birth: Watertown, NY; Birthdate: August 01, 1951;  Age: 60

Star Gazette – February 28, 2012 

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