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BAILEY Lloyd J. – Lloyd J. Bailey died last week at Los Angeles, Cal.  He had been in poor health for some time.  Mr. Bailey was about 65 years of age and was a son of the late John W. Bailey, of Wellsboro.  He left Wellsboro about 35 years ago and for several years was employed as a railroad conductor on the Pacific coast.  For the past 25 years he had resided in Los Angeles, where he was engaged in the real estate business.  He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Agnes Grosjean, and three sons.  L.L. Bailey, Esq., of Wellsboro, is a brother of the deceased.  Mrs. M.L. Bacon is his sister.    Wellsboro Agitator, 2 July 1919 


BARKER George – An attack of acute indigestion abruptly terminated the life of Geo.  A. Barker, a prominent commercial traveler and fraternal man, of Rochester, N.Y., who had lived in Rochester for the last 25 years.  He had not been subject to attacks of this nature nor was his general good health impaired in any other way, and consequently his sudden death was an unexpected blow to both his family and a large circle of friends.  Mr. Barker was born in Wellsboro, Pa., April 4, 1865.  In his early life he was connected with railroads, and although he had been a commercial traveler for the last thirty years he never ceased to take a keen interest in railway affairs, especially in matters affecting the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, of which he was a member.  His insight into these affairs caused his counsel to be sought by Washington authorities during the late war.  He was prominent in fraternal circles of Rochester.  His memberships included Floral Lodge 281, I.O.O.F.; Seneca Lodge 920, F. and A.M.; Hamilton Chapter 62, R.A.M.; Damascus Temple, the Shrine; Rochester Consistory, Scottish Rite; Monroe Commandery, K.T. of which he was eminent commander in 1917; Flower City Council 203, United Commercial Travellers of America, of which he was a member of the grand executive committee of New York state, and Rochester Commercial Travelers’ Benefit Association.  He was also a member of the commercial travelers’ council of the Chamber of Commerce and of Class 42, Central Presbyterian church.  Mr. Barker was associated with the Chase Roberts Company of Long Island, manufacturers of varnish, and he had been representing this concern for twenty years.  He took an active interest in the business progress and prosperity of Rochester, and he was regarded by those who knew him as an able, conscientious and earnest promoter of whatever projects appeared to be dedicated to the public weal.  His associated pay a high tribute to his worth in the business world and the esteem in which he was held in social and fraternal circles.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sadie Barker; one daughter, Crystal M., and one sister, Mrs. Vernon LaBar.  The funeral was held last Wednesday afternoon, in charge of Monroe Commandery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 20 August 1919.    


BAUMAN Carl T. Bauman, Jr.

age 63, died on February 11, 2012, son of Carl T. and Alice Beach Bauman, who predeceased him. He is survived by loving wife, Sue Rarick Bauman; son, Michael; daughter, Alice; six grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Survived by sisters, Brenda, Emmy, Cheryl; brother, Elmer; many nieces and nephews who will greatly miss him. Carl enjoyed Little League games, fishing, watching birds and time spent with his grandchildren.  Memorial Service Saturday, March 17th at 2:00 p.m. at Horseheads Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave.  


BELLA Phoebe – Phoebe Bella, aged three years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller, of Riverton, N.J., formerly of Liberty, died August 10, at the children’s hospital in Philadelphia.  On July 5 the child was playing with matches and her clothes caught fire, burning her right side.  She was taken to the hospital in Philadelphia, where the best medical attention was given her.  Besides her parents she is survived by one sister and three brothers.  The remains were taken to Liberty Wednesday for burial in the Brick cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 20 August 1919. 


BUTTON Harvey Button

85, of Westfield, PA, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA.  Born January 23, 1927, in Harrison Township, PA, he was the son of Arch and Rose Jeffers Button. He was married to the former Leah Dailey, who predeceased him in 2002.   He was employed by the Eberle Tannery in Westfield and the Port Allegany sawmill.  Surviving are: three sons, Donald Button of Roulette, PA, Douglas Button of Olean, NY, and Roger Button of Albion, PA; four daughters, Darlene Stebbins of Whitesville, NY, Brenda Mann, Betty Jean Stiles, and Diana Button, all of Westfield; 19 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alice Wilcox of Wellsville, NY.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. The Rev. David R. Brelo will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.   Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – March 13, 2012


COBB Jared L. Cobb

Jared L. Cobb, age 35, of Hosford, Fla., formerly of Spring Hill, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012, after suffering a heart attack.   Jared was born May 7, 1976, a son of Garry O. and DeLores Potts Cobb of Spring Hill. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1995. He enlisted in the US Air Force in August of 1996, served 14 months in Saudi Arabia and was honorably discharged in August of 2000.  After being discharged he worked as a supervisor for Home Depot in Florida and for the past three years was a corrections officer for the Florida Department of Corrections.  Jared loved being with his boys Gavin and Connor. He went to all their soccer and baseball games. He felt that being a "Dad" was his greatest achievement. He also enjoyed fishing on Lake Talquin and playing X-Box. Jared was a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Towanda, Pa.  Surviving are two sons Gavin R. Cobb and Connor M. Cobb of Tallahassee, Fla.; parents Garry and DeLores Cobb of Spring Hill, Pa.; brother Vaughn and Carolyn Cobb of Stroudsburg, Pa.; grandmother Maxine M. Potts Rossa of Wyalusing, Pa.; nieces Alyssa Erin and Lauren Kaleigh Cobb of Stroudsburg, Pa.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, and a host of caring friends and coworkers in Hosford and Bristol, Fla. Jared was predeceased by his grandfather Vaughn L. Potts; step-grandfather Thomas P. Rossa; aunt Bonnie Yarnes; and three uncles Floyd, Kenneth, and Francis Cobb.  Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with Bishop Daniel Buynak L.D.S. Church, Towanda, Pa., presiding. Interment will be in the Rush Cemetery, Rush, Pa. Friends may call at the funeral home on from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Wyalusing Post No. 534 American Legion.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Jared's name to a charity of your choice. Towanda Daily Review – March 12, 2012 


COLEGROVE Mary Colegrove Troyan

Mary Colegrove Troyan died Friday morning, March 2, 2012, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. She was born January 18, 1948, in Tioga, PA, 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; daughter, Sarah Shore and husband Phillip of Winston-Salem; and daughter, Kathryn Troyan of Winston-Salem; as well as six grandchildren, Conztanze Jones, Douglas Troyan, Samantha Troyan, Steven Jones, Jr., Hannah Shore, and Stephanie Troyan; a twin brother, Harry Lee Colegrove, and two sisters, Trudy Hunt and Debra Button; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. A Catholic Mass will be held Wednesday March 7, 2012 at 10:00 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, NC 27103  


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.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 24, at 4 p.m. at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 6 Broad St., Tioga.   Wellsboro Gazette – March 17, 2012    


CORSI Yolanda Rossi

91, of 121 Iroquois St., a life-long resident of Sayre,PA died Thursday evening, March 8, 2012 at Elderwood Health care in Waverly, N.Y.

Yolanda was born in Sayre on July 25, 1920 the daughter of Antonio and Enrichetta Bizzardi Corsi. She attended Sayre schools and in her early years was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre. While on a cruise to Italy in 1958, Yolanda didn't realize just how special her trip would be. She met her soon to be husband, Mattia Rossi, aboard. They courted for several months and were married on August 3, 1958 in the Chapel of the Heart in St. Peter's in Vatican City Rome. They honeymooned in Switzerland and cruised back to the U.S. to begin their lives together. The couple owned and operated Rossi’s Luncheonette, a popular high school hangout, on Packer Avenue in Sayre for 10 years. She was later employed by the A & P in Horseheads, NY and by Paxar in Sayre for 10 years until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of the Epiphany Parish and the Altar & Rosary Society in Sayre and was a member of Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy in Sayre since 1948. Yolanda enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, and most especially she enjoyed time with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Mattia Rossi at home; Daughter and son-in-law, Toni and Anthony Koytek of Endicott, N.Y.; Sister, Theresa Paulino of Hawaii; Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law, Fernanda and Marco Visci of Italy; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her Sister and Brother-in-law, Mary and Paul Cirignano and Brother, John Corsi. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Alteri- Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa. Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy will hold a Service of Remembrance Monday at 8:15 p.m. at the funeral home.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany Parish, S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, Pa. Interment will be private. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Office, 57 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701 or to the Elderwood Health Care Center, North Unit, 37 N. Chemung St. Waverly, N.Y. 14892 in Yolanda Rossi’s memory.    Sayre Morning Times – March 10, 2012  


CREELY George – George Creely, of Olean, N.Y., a former resident of Elkland, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Creely, at Olean, on July 2.  He was taken ill in December and grew steadily worse until the end came.  He was 36 years of age.  Mr. Creely held the respect of all who knew him.  He was married early in life and leaves, besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Creely, three children, Roy, Leona and William.  He is also survived by three brothers, William Creely, of Corning; John Creely, of Port Allegany; Harold Creely, of Olean, and four sisters, Mrs. P.E. Barrick, of Elkland; Mrs. Harry Baldwin, of Olean; Mrs. Irvin Horton of Asaph, and Mrs. Edna Hostrander, of Betulah.    Wellsboro Agitator 16 July 1919. 


DIMON Daniel F. Sr.

Elmira: Age 72, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, with his family by his side at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Dan was born June 30, 1939, the son of the late Kenneth H. and Madeline (O'Leary) Dimon. He is also predeceased by his brother Dr. Kenneth H. Dimon, Jr. Dan is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Lenore (Peters) Dimon; sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel F. and Susan Dimon, of Elmira, with their children, Sydney, Alexandra, and Daniel III; Michael A. and Dawn Dimon of Horseheads, with their children, Joshua, Jacob, and Hannah; and cousin Harriet A. Rathbone of Elmira. Dan was a 1958 graduate of Notre Dame High School, and graduated from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY in 1965. He served in the Army Reserves for 7 years. Dan started working at the family business, Dimon & Bacorn, Inc., at the age of 14. He was the third generation Dimon to work in the family business that was started in Elmira in 1900. Dan was President of the company from 1980 - 2010, at which time he became the CEO. Under his tenure, Dan expanded the company to the Binghamton and Syracuse areas. Active in the community Dan was head of transportaion for the LPGA - Corning Classic for 10 years, was past president of the Elmira-Corning Traffic Club, was a member of the NYS Movers Association, where he also served on the board, and was the Chemung County representative for the Catskill Region of NYS OTB. An avid golfer Dan was a member of the Corning Country Club for 30 years, a member of the Elmira Country Club and the Bellfair Plantation in Hilton Head, SC. He was also a member of Fur, Fin, and Feather, and a communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish, attending Our Lady of Lourdes Church. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and good friend, Dan will be missed by many. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Dan with a donation to either Meals on Wheels, 113 Fox Street, Elmira NY 14901, or Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira NY 14904.    Star Gazette – March 16, 2012 


ENGELBERT Edward B. Engelbert

When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me, remember the love that we have shared, and that will comfort thee…. Edward B. Engelbert, of Sunnyside Rd., Nichols died peacefully on Monday evening, March 12, 2012 at his home. Ed is survived by his wife Norma (Soule) Engelbert, step-children: Wendy (Andy) Kurtz; Donald (Nadine) Hunt; Shannon Hunt Huxtable; daughter-in-law: Vicki Hunt; brothers Arthur R. Engelbert and Albert Engelbert; sister-in-law: Ina Mae Engelbert; grandchildren: Ashley, Adam, Aaron, Tristan, Josh, Ryan and Abby; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive.  Ed was predeceased by his parents, stepson Scott Hunt; brother K. Kay Engelbert; and sister-in-law Dorothy Engelbert.  Alife-long resident of Nichols, Ed was born on June 5, 1934, a son of Richard L. and Bernice (Cortright) Engelbert. Ed was a graduate of Nichols High School class of 1952 where he participated in baseball and in 1954 had the opportunity to sign up for Major League Baseball. Ed was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Nichols, enjoyed golfing, hunting and being with his family. An active member of the community, Ed served as Nichols Justice, Town Supervisor, and Town Assessor. He will be greatly missed by his family and his community. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Friday, March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Ed’s life will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with a period of visitation from 10 a.m. until 11 am. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 146, Nichols, NY 13812.  Sayre Morning Times – March 15, 2012


ESTEY Louise E. Wavle

87, of Cortland, NY, died peacefully March 16, 2012 at Cayuga Ridge in Ithaca surrounded by the love of her family. Louise was born in Tully on October 21, 1924, the daughter of the late Alton Clifford Estey and Edith Hayford Estey. Louise was a devoted wife and mother to her family. She was a sensitive, caring woman who always gave of herself for the benefit of others. Louise was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing and knitting, always working on a project for her children and grandchildren. She had an "unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit," while showing great strength and courage in her decade-long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Louise graduated from Tully Central School. She earned an undergraduate degree in music from Syracuse University's College of Fine Arts and a Master's degree in elementary education from SUNY Cortland. Louise loved children and, over the years, taught in elementary schools in Newfield, Marcellus, and Homer. She retired from the Rockwell Elementary School in Nedrow following 20 years of teaching music and choral conducting. Louise was an accomplished pianist and organist. She served as choir director and organist in various churches. She was a 55-year member of the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland, serving many years as Clerk of Session. Louise leaves an enduring legacy of love, faith, and music for family, friends, former students, and all who had the privilege of knowing her. She is survived by her sisters, Marilyn Estey of Central Islip, NY and Lola Estey, of Lancaster, CA; daughter, Elizabeth (Mary) Wavle-Brown of Elmira; her three sons, John (Jean) III of Pittsburgh, PA, James (Denise) of Cortland and Dana (Sharon) of Floyds Knobs, IN; eleven grandchildren, Jason, Betsy, Gabrielle, Nathan, Daniel, Joshua, Natalee, Shane, Carri, Traci, and Kelli; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her devoted husband of fifty years, John Andrew Wavle, Jr., on February 16, 2007; and her daughter-in-law, Mary Lynn Wavle. A memorial service celebrating Louise's life will be held at the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland, 25 Church St., on Saturday, March 31, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Doug Hatch officiating. Interment in the Cortland Rural Cemetery will take place at a later time. There are no calling hours. The family wishes to thank and remember the staff of Cayuga Ridge and Clare Bridge Cottage for their compassionate and loving care over the last eight years. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Louise's memory are asked to consider Cortland Loaves & Fishes, 13 Court Street, Cortland, NY 13045, or Alzheimer's Association Central New York Chapter, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204.  Star Gazette – March 20, 2012


EWALD Thelma Pecoraro

Born May 28, 1917 to Alma (Donna) and Charles (Doc) Ewald of Elmira, NY. Passed March 8, 2012 in Evergreen, CO, at age 94. Graduated Elmira College, 1939 with a BA in English/Journalism. Married Joseph N. Pecoraro November 1, 1942 in New York City which was only the first of many moves including the states of New Jersey, California, Arizona, Kentucky, Missouri, Colorado, and even back to Elmira, NY, along with Washington, DC, leading us to ask, "Where in the world is mom?" Thelma was an excellent and clever writer who donated her talent to churches and non-profit organizations, along with cards and letters to family and friends that, like good stories, left you yearning to continue reading. She loved decorating, particularly with treasures from second hand stores, gardening, drawing and water colors, and cooking for family and friends. And, don't try winning an argument with Thelma! She is survived by three children, Pamela P. Kimmel of Missouri; Joseph N. Pecoraro, Jr. and David C. Pecoraro of Colorado; her sister, Sybil Ewald Edson of Elmira, NY; nieces, Judy Ewald Sheasley, Beth Ewald Frigard, Lydia Dante Levine; six Pecoraro grandchildren: Joseph, III, Jennifer, Alexander, James, Beth, and Benjamin; three step grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three step grandchildren and Dolly the cat. A memorial service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Cross, 28253 Meadow Drive, in Evergreen on Thursday, March 15th (11 am) followed by burial at the Evergreen Memorial Park to which Joe Senior, her husband of 49 years, will be moved at a later date. Memorials may be sent in memory of Thelma G. Pecoraro to Mt. Evans Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439 or Evergreen Christian Outreach (ECHO), PO Box 1515, Evergreen CO 80437-1515.  Elmira Star Gazette – March 14, 2012  


FADDEN Maureen Ann Newhart

73, of Marietta, GA died peacefully on Thursday evening, March 8, 2012 in Marietta after a brief illness. Born on Oct. 30, 1938 in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Bertha and John Fadden.  She was a graduate of West Pittston High School, Class of 1957, where she was a majorette. In 1961, she graduated from the Nesbitt Hospital School of Nursing. Maureen retired from Tyler Memorial Hospital in 2010 after 40 years of service as a registered nurse. She enjoyed water skiing and bowling in her younger years and was an avid golfer for the last 30 years. She traveled to various locations to play in tournaments. The Dupont World Amateur Handicap Championship in Myrtle Beach, SC was one of her favorites. Maureen won her flight one year and finished third place another year. Some of her fondest memories were golfing in various leagues at ShadowBrook before moving to GA. In GA, she was a member of the Indian Hills Country Club where she made many new golfing friends. Maureen loved being a mother and grandmother. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her. She loved spending time with them. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Havard, and her second husband of 38 years, Carl Newhart. She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Havard Purmort (Fred) of Marietta, GA; son, Edward Havard (Diana) of Laceyville; granddaughter, Katie Havard and grandsons, James and Nicholas Havard of Laceyville; brothers, Jack Fadden (Barbara) of Fenwick Island, DE and Donald Fadden of San Leandro, CA; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews scattered throughout the country.  The family will hold a Celebration of Maureen’s life party overlooking the golf course at the Indian Hills Country Club, Marietta, GA on Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. An additional memorial service is being planned in PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the LPGA Foundation, which provides girls aged 7-17 the opportunity to learn to play golf.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – March 15, 2012   


FENTON Herman Jesse – Herman Jesse Fenton was born March 31, 1858, in Woodhull N.Y. and died August 18 at his home in Westfield.  He had been in failing health for a year, a malignant affection of the stomach being the cause of his death.  Mr. Fenton was for many years a resident of Westfield, a respected citizen and honorable man.  He was the second son of Harriet Boldman Fenton and Jesse W. Fenton, of Borden, N.Y.  On Oct 31, 1882, he married Anna M. Simmons, of Borden, N.Y. and to them were born six children: Arthur G of Rochester, N.Y., Warren of Elmira; Mark of Endicott; Hattie A. wife of Howard Hess, of Westfield.  Elsie M. and Grace E. died in infancy.  Mrs. Fenton died June 21, 1913.  July 17, 1915 he married Ella Baxter Johnson, of Borden, N.Y.  Besides his wife and children he is survived by four brothers and one sister, also two grandchildren.  Wellsboro Agitator 27 Aug 1919.  



Age 94 and lifelong resident of Afton, Oneonta and more recently Horseheads, died on Sun., March 11, 2012 at the Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Russ was born in Tunkhannock, PA on July 22, 1917 to William G. and Jessie M. Ferguson. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Glenn Russ; her parents; sisters, Bertha Walters, Mae Lamberti, Margaret Mesley, and Eudora Zimmerman; granddaughter Linda E. Russ; and step-son, Donald G. Russ. She is survived by daughters Marcia (John) McClanahan of VA and Glenda (Ben) Batey of TN; son Jacques (Leticia) Russ of Corning, NY; daughter-in-law, Linda Russ; and two nieces, 14 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Lois was a member of the First Baptist Church of Afton, NY for many years. Her service will take place on Thursday, Mar. 15, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Glenwood Cemetery in Afton. Those wishing may remember Lois with Memorials to First Baptist Church in Afton, 30 Caswell St., Afton, NY 13730.    Elmira Star Gazette – March 14, 2012    


FRENCH Jeff Lee French

51 - Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know…. Our hearts were broken on Sunday, March 11, 2012 with the sudden passing of Jeff Lee French, 51, of Battle Creek Rd., Rome.  Jeff was born on June 28, 1960 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Norman L. and Victoria (Deretz) French. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford Class of 1979 and a self-taught accomplished chef. Jeff enjoyed woodworking with his Dad, spending time in the garden and making maple syrup. Always willing to help others in need, his big heart and caring ways for others especially his parents will be greatly missed.  In addition to his parents, Norm and Vicki French, Jeff is survived by his brother and sister-in-law: Norman L. Jr. and Polly French of Athens; sisters Joanne Allis of Ulster and Vicky Wagner of Athens; several aunts, uncles, his nieces and nephews: April, Norman, Amy, Cassie, Scott, Jennifer, Cody and will be missed by numerous great nieces and nephews too. Jeff was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Earnest and Agnes Deretz and paternal grandparents Miles and Mildred French.  A period of visitation and time of sharing memories with the family will be held on Wednesday, March 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Kenneth Buck Cemetery, Windham.   Sayre Morning Times – March 13, 2012


FRIDLEY Beverly D. Gilluly

age 84, formerly of Perry, N.Y., died March 11, 2012 at the Sayre Health Care Center, formerly the Sayre House in Sayre, Pa.  She was born March 24, 1927 in Short Tract, N.Y., daughter of the late Elmer and Elsie Gleabe Fridley. Beverly was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and was a member of the Perry Center Congregational Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a love of plants and was well known for her African violets.  Beverly was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Frederick Gilluly who died in 2008.  Surviving are her children, Sheila (Robert) Welch of Coudersport, Pa., Frederick (Fely) Gilluly of Augusta, Ga., Ann (Matt) Klinger of Athens, Pa.; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Brenda, Eric, Jake and Benjamin Kelly, Lois and Roger Kelly, Gloria and Don Reed, Ann Towner, Sally Bowles.  She was predeceased by four sisters and one brother.  Friends may call Thursday 3 to 5 p.m. at Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, 35 N. Main St., Castile, where an Eastern Star service will be held immediately following calling hours followed by her funeral service. Private burial will be held at West Perry Cemetery, Perry. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Sayre Health Care Center, Sayre, Pa. Memorials may be made to Guthrie Hospice, R.R. #1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 Attn: Clinical Coordinator.   Sayre Morning Times – March 14, 2012   


FULLER Phyllis Marie Fuller Evans

of Rome, Pa., died early Saturday morning, March 10, 2012.  Phyllis was dearly loved by everyone who was blessed to have known her. Her loving heart encompassed the world and she treasured everyone God brought into her life. She will always be remembered for her love, kindness and heartfelt hugs. She was truly a Proverbs woman: Proverbs 31. No greater legacy could a wife and mother bestow upon her family.  Phyllis leaves behind her loving husband of 59 years, Ollin O. Evans; and two daughters Nioma Evans Cox (Dennis Cox) and Cindy Evans. As well as three sisters Mary Greeno, Berdena Foster and Margene Murphy; and one brother, Norman Fuller; plus a host of other loving family and friends.  Phyllis was predeceased by her parents Leo J. Fuller and Myra Isabelle Westbrook Fuller, her two sons Robert E. and Roy J. Evans; as well as her daughter-in-love Grace Gilbert Evans; and four brothers Luther, John, Leo and Raymond; and one sister Arlene Fuller Jackson; as well as one great-grand child Dylan Marshall.  Phyllis and Ollin were blessed with four children, 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. They also shared their home with various nieces and nephews. Their home was always the gathering place for family and relatives. The chairs around their table were always filled with people who were invited in "to sit a spell," have a cup of coffee or a glass of ice cold tea. Holidays were happy times of sharing and caring for the people that found their way to the bountiful table that Phyllis loaded down with her delicious cooking.  Phyllis made everyone that she came into contact with feel as the most important person in the world to her. Ask anyone in her family as to which one was her favorite and each would fervently reply, "Me!!" And each one would be exactly right.  The lives of everyone who knew her will forever be enriched because God chose to grace this world with this most incredibly loving person. For this each one will always be profoundly grateful. We say to Phyllis, "Rest in the arms of your heavenly Savior, knowing that you made a huge difference in our lives." God says to Phyllis, "Well done my good and faithful servant. Welcome into your day of rest." And so, with much love and great sadness we let her go until that day when God calls us home.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Phyllis' life at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 16 at the Herrickville Wesleyan Church, with Pastor Jason Laudermilch, officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the HOPS Ambulance or the Herrickville Wesleyan Church in loving memory of Phyllis Marie Fuller Evan. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.    Towanda Daily Review – March 12, 2012 


GOODENOW Pamela Kay Goodenow

53, also known as "Snoopy" to her friends, died suddenly Friday morning at her home on Elizabeth Street, Towanda, Pa.  Pam was born Jan. 27, 1958, the daughter of Connie and Jane Goodenow of Wysox Pa. They preceded her in death.  Pam was known for her vibrant personality, as she always worked serving the public. She was employed as a waitress/bartender, until failing health no longer permitted her to work. Pam and her 13-year-old daughter Rebecca shared the same birthday, a significant happening in her life that she was proud of.  Besides her deceased parents Connie and Jane Goodenow, Pam is survived by her son Corey and daughter Rebecca at home, several aunts, cousins, and numerous special friends.  Towanda Daily Review – March 12, 2012


GREENE Marie C. Greene Webster

Age 64 of Odessa, NY, died on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She is survived by her husband, George Webster; daughter Dawn (Eric) Griffin; sons Chad and Jamie Webster; daughter-in-law Melissa Webster (Lavere Hunter); brothers-in-law Willard (Marylou) Webster and Hubert Webster; grandchildren Michael Kleist, Stephanie Schuett, Chad Andrew Webster, Makayla Griffin, Alec Webster, Allison Webster and Jared Griffin; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and special cousin John Resavage. John and Alice Pabis, Willard and Elise Webster, Richard Webster and Pete Webster predeceased Marie. Marie was happily married for 34 years and was a member of First United Church of Christ, Elmira, NY. She was a homemaker, dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Marie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, motorcar races, high school basketball games and was a dedicated member of the Horseheads Snowmobile Club. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St, Montour Falls, NY on Sunday, March 17, 2012 from 1 to 3 PM with funeral service immediately following. Rev. Richard Hubbard will be officiating. Interment will take place at Laurel Hill Cemetery. A special thank you to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Donations may be made in honor of Marie to the Faulk Cancer Center.  Star Gazette – March 16, 2012   


HARRIS Rachel Michelle Curione

Age 38 of Auburn, NY formerly Elmira, NY died on Sunday March 11, 2012 as the result of a house fire which also claimed the life of her Goddaughter Averyana Dale. Rachel was born February 25, 1974 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Pleasie Hughey and Vicki Lynn Harris. She was a graduate of Southside High School and received her Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Cayuga Community College. Rachel was presently pursuing her Nursing Degree at Onondaga Community College. She was pre-deceased by her mother Vicki Lynn Harris Williams and her goddaughter Averyana Dale. Rachel loved music and enjoyed life. She loved her family and friends and treasured every moment she spent with them. Rachel is survived by her son Jackie Wilson III of Auburn, NY; devoted companion Vann Macknail of Auburn, NY; father: Pleasie Hughey of Elmira, NY; brothers: Robert Williams & Emily Tortorici of Auburn, NY, Alonzo Harris and Pleasie Stokes both of Elmira, NY; sisters: Carla Williams & Ali Muhammad of Corning, NY, Ashley Hamilton of and Serenity Crowley both of Elmira, NY, Lydia Marie Marquez of California, Victoria Agnes Hughey of Meridian, MS, Keisha Black of Rochester , NY , and Cashmire Jenkins of Meridian , MS; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STEET HORSEHEADS , NY on Saturday March 17, 2012 from 3-5PM. Rachel's Funeral and Commital Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Kenneth Brooks officiating.    Star Gazette – March 16, 2012 


HORNING Ann Marie West

Ann Marie West, 51, of Wellsboro, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Ann Marie was born March 20, 1960, in Blossburg, a daughter of John and Nancy (Gardiner) Horning. She was the wife of George Baldwin.  Ann Marie was a former school bus driver and had worked for Head Start. Ann Marie is survived by her husband, George; two sons, Erich and Ryan, both of Whitneyville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Julie and Michael Johnston of Arnot, Valerie "Jeanne" Fessenden of Wellsboro. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother-in-law, Terry Fessenden.  A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette – March 17, 2012   


HUTCHINSON Unknown Kelly – Mrs. Edward Kelly, formerly of Syracuse, died last week Tuesday night in Elmira.  The decedent is survived by her husband, of Syracuse; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Smith, of Syracuse, and Miss G. Kelly, of Elmira, a sister, Mrs. Judd Heminway, of Elmira, and four brothers: Thomas Hutchinson of Arnot; John, of Elmira; Alexander of Barnesborough, Pa., and Andrew of Brockwayville, Pa.  The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Heminway, 703 East Market street, Thursday at 7:30 a.m. and at the SS Peter and Paul’s church at 8 o’clock.  The remains were removed to Arnot for burial.   Wellsboro Agitator 13 August 1919.  


HYMES Mary Lou Hymes

age 74, died on Sunday March 11, 2012. She was predeceased by her parents, David and Mildred Hymes. Mary Lou is survived by sisters, Lois Lynch and Crystal (Edward) Jones all of Elmira, NY; four nieces, a nephew, four great nieces, two great nephews and several cousins. Mary Lou retired from United Airlines after many years of service.  A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make contributions to the Tioga Fire Department or the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Broad Street, Tioga, PA 16946. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

Elmira Star Gazette – March 13, 2012  


JACK Richard Edward Jack

65, of Sutton Road, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 in Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC.  Dick was born in St. Paul, MN and was the son of the late Harold K. and Margaret Wulff Jack. A graduate of LaFayette College, he was a retired manufacturing manager with Corning, Inc. where he worked for 32 years, was a Methodist by faith, a member of Scotch Hall Preserve, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a Rotarian. An Army Green Beret, he achieved the rank of First Lieutenant, was a Platoon Leader, and was awarded both the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals during the Vietnam War.  Surviving are his wife of 21 years, Alice Bush Jack; three daughters, Jennifer Jack Walton and husband Jeff of the Outer Banks, Amy Jack of Baltimore, MD and Stephanie Jack of Nashville, TN; two sons, Jason Reese and Michael Reese and wife Catava, all of Corning, NY; and two grandchildren, Caelyn and Colton Reese.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, by Pastor Troy Holland. Military rites will be accorded on the lawn of the funeral home following the chapel service. Friends may join the family in the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to any chapter of the American Cancer Society.  Elmira Star Gazette – March 13, 2012  


JACKSON Phyllis Jean Jackson (Felix)

53, of Campbell, NY, where she resided for the past 11 years with William Vanderwater, died on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Born December 29, 1958 she is the foster daughter of the late Brice and Frances Burfield. She is survived by her children Jennifer and Kenneth Smith of Elkland, PA and Pedro Felix, Jr. of Troupsburg, NY; her grandchildren, Trevor, Julia and Seth of Elkland and Gage of Troupsburg; her foster sister, Shelia Talbot, along with many other foster siblings, siblings, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by both parents, Warren Jackson and Inez Haynes; siblings, foster siblings, nieces and nephews. Per Phyllis’ wishes there will no funeral services.  Please send all wishes to her children at 216 Second St., Elkland, PA 16920 or to a charity of your choice.   Corning Leader – March 17, 2012    


JOHNSON Joan E. (Johnson) Mullaly

71, of Bentley Creek, died on March 15, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Elmira, N.Y. with funeral and committal service there at the conclusion of calling hours at 5 p.m.   Towanda Daily Review – March 16, 2012


KINKADE Katherine Wheeler

62, of Ellenton, FL., died on Friday, March 9, 2012. She was born in Cortland, NY to, John and Eunice Kinkade. Katherine is survived by her husband of 45 years, Philip Wheeler; son, Michael (Melissa) of Elmira, NY; daughter, Kimberly (David) of Parrish FL; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is also survived by siblings, nieces, nephews and many friends. Katherine was a member of Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother; who enjoyed spending time with her family, reading her bible and going to the beach. Services will be held at Parrish United Methodist Church (FL) and also a memorial service at Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church (NY) Friday, March 23, 2012 5:30 p.m.   Star Gazette – March 15, 2012 



Stella was born in Avoca on Sept. 16, 1918 a daughter of the late Stanley and Antonia (Ressick) Koniszewski. She married August J. Hebda of Stevensville on Nov. 27, 1941. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the happiest when she was lavishing her love on all of her family.  She and her husband were dairy farmers for many years. Stella was a helpmate to her husband, raised chickens and cooked many wonderful meals for the neighboring farmers when they did the seasonal haying and threshing.  She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Wyalusing, and of the Wyalusing Senior Citizens Group, the Stevensville Birthday Club and the Stevensville Sewing Circle. She took instruction from Bonnie Bell and became accomplished as a painter. She made many beautiful paintings and craft objects that her family now enjoy. Surviving are her son, Joseph Hebda of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a daughter, Theresa (Robert) McDonough of Vestal, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Theodore and Cameron Hebda, Jon (Tracy) McDonough and James (Kristine) McDonough; two great granddaughters, Emma and Addison McDonough; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Ann Lyons of Chipley, Fla., and three brothers, Edward Koniszewski, Leonard Koniszewski, and Theodore Koniszewski all from Long Island, N.Y. A Transferal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2012 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Wyalusing. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Stowell. Friends may call at the from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the Homer Funeral Home. There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers and directed memorial contributions to St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, 245 State St., Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2012


KONKLE Susannah M. Brugler – Mrs. Susannah M. Brugler died Aug 15, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. M. McCain, at Mt. Hermon, Warren county, N.J.  Mrs. Brugler was born August 21, 1821, and lacked only six days of being 98 years old when she died.  She had been a widow since April 27, 1861.  She is survived by three children, Mrs. A. M. McCain, at whose home she died; J.O. Brugler who resides at Belvidere, the county seat of Warren county, N.J., and Chas. E. Brugler, of Knoxville.  Two sons, Milton Brugler and Aaron C. Brugler, died several years ago, and one daughter Emma, died when six years old.   Wellsboro Agitator, 27 Aug 1919.


LaFRANCE Rhea Arvilla LaFrance Lee

died peacefully on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Born Aug. 5, 1912 in Meshoppen Township, she was the daughter of Levi R. LaFrance and Grace Love LaFrance. A graduate of Meshoppen High School in 1930, she also graduated from Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1932. She taught for six years in Susquehanna County, mostly in Auburn Township.  On April 28, 1938, she married Ronald Snover Lee and worked with him at Lee and Sons Store in Springville for more than 25 years. Since 1982 she has lived most winter months in St. Cloud, FL. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting and gardening. She was a member of the Springville Methodist Church. She was instrumental in starting the Snover family reunion and the Springville Ladies Auxiliary Clothes Closet. Rhea is survived by three sons, David (Doreen) of Las Vegas, NV, Danny (Carol) of Hampstead, MD, Donald (Rebekah) of Springville; one daughter, Myrna (Randon Baker) of Hammondsport, NY; nine grandchildren, David, Devin, Steven, Nathan and Justin Lee, Jennifer Barquin, Katherine Bell, Drew and Todd Corson; 15 great-grandchildren, Evan, Hannah, Sydney, Myles, Phoebe, Dylan, Keira and Brendan Lee, Caroline and Jillian Barquin, Madison, Diego and Riley Corson, Taylor and Sydnee Bell. Her husband and her great-granddaughter predeceased her.  The family held visiting hours on Wednesday, March 14, at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc. in Montrose from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following at 1 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  The family will provide flowers, and those wishing to remember Rhea might consider making contributions to the Springville United Methodist Church or the Springville Ladies Auxiliary.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – March 15, 2012   


LEPKOWSKI Mary Lou Reisig

Age 73, of Ashland, KY & Penn Yan, NY, formerly of Elmira, died Friday, March 9, 2012, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, KY. She was born July 21, 1938, in Elmira, NY to the late Edward (Dec. 1980) and Louise Pawlak Lepkowski (Dec. 2011). She was a teacher at St. Joseph in Huntington, WV. She was also a member of Holy Family Church in Ashland and Greenup County Homemakers, graduated from Elmira Free Academy, and received her Bachelors of Education from Buffalo State College. She is survived by her husband, Ronald L. Reisig of Ashland; sons, Mark Reisig and wife Amy of Strasburg, VA, Jeffrey Reisig of Lexington and Kevin Reisig and wife Heather of Rensselaer, NY; a daughter, Jennifer Reisig Richard and husband Thomas of Coventry, RI; a brother, Edward Lepkowski and wife Eileen of Staten Island, NY; and eight grandchildren, Derek, Kristin, Cameron, Skyler, Tyler and Allie Reisig, and Justin and Lauren Richard. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at Holy Family Church in Ashland by Father John Noe. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland. A Rosary service will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 4324 13th Street, Ashland, KY 41102 or Holy Family School, 900 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.  Kalec Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Elmira Star Gazette – March 12, 2012


LeVALLEY Anthony W. – Anthony W. LeValley, aged 72 years, died at his home in West Caton last Tuesday afternoon at 1 0’clock.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret Gray, of Rochester; one brother, Horace LeValley, of Covington, and one half-brother, Volney LeValley of Covington.  The funeral was held at the West Caton Free Methodist church, Rev. O.O. Burley, pastor, officiating, at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon; interment at Caton Center.   Wellsboro Agitator, 20 August 1919.   


LEWIS Clair James Lewis Sr.  

82, of Mills, PA, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA.  Born January 16, 1930, in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of Harvey and Mary Button Lewis. He was raised by Charles and Iva Lewis Hand in Ulysses. He was married to the former Esther Erhard, who survives.  Jim was employed by the Eberle Tannery in Westfield, PA, Robison Royal in Rochester, NY, and St. Marys Carbon in Galeton.  Surviving besides his wife, Esther, are: a daughter, Sharon (Ronald) Soule of Mills; two sons, Elwood (Debra) Lewis of Ulysses, PA and Clair (Carol) Lewis, Jr. of Avon, NY; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Waneta (Otis) Shoemaker of Rochester, NY; a brother, Harvey (Louise) Lewis, Jr. of Troupsburg, NY; nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son, Logan C. Lewis; and two brothers, Elwood Monte Hand and Kenneth L. Hand.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Brad J. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – March 13, 2012


LUCKIE Janet A. Albright

69, of 1413 Dougherty Rd., Meshoppen, PA died at her home in Auburn Twp., Susquehanna Co., on Friday, March 9, 2012. She was born in Abington, PA in Montgomery County on April 27, 1942, she was the daughter of Amelia Schoenfellinger Luckie, of Craig Hill, Meshoppen, and the late John Bach. Growing up in Upper Dublin, PA, she was a graduate of the Upper Dublin High School, Class of 1960. After her graduation, Janet was employed as a specialty cake decorator at the Dublin Bakery in Upper Dublin. While living in the Auburn Center area, she enjoyed the outdoors, especially watching the wildlife of the country. She was a member of the National Wildlife Federation. Besides her mother, she was survived by her two sons, Donald K. Albright of Edwardsville and Daniel Robert Albright of Belgrade, MT; her ex-husband, Donald G. Albright of Auburn Center; two brothers and their wives, Ken and Karen Bach and Curt and Barb Bach, all of Auburn Center, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen. Interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190.  The Albright family would like to thank the Tyler Home Health nurses that helped with Jan’s recovery. You were all very special to Jan.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – March 15, 2012 


MEEKER Leona Pearl (LaFritz) Lane

79, formerly of Waverly, N.Y., died peacefully with her family by her side on March 12, 2012, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.  She was born May 8, 1932, the daughter of (the late) Irene Meeker in Sayre, Pa.  Leona enjoyed playing bingo and card games and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Walter Lane in 2002, and her special companion, Ervin Woodruff in 2006. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia, and sons, Randy and Donald Lane.  Surviving her are her children: Paul “Sonny” Lane, Jr., Kenneth Lane, Sandra (and husband, Ronald) Young, Michael (and wife, Shirley) Lane, Kim (and husband, Duane) Ordway, and Dawn (and husband, Bob) Griffith; as well as 13 grandchildren, and 17 beloved great-grandchildren including her very special great-granddaughter, Courtney Ethridge.  A period of visitation and time of sharing memories with the family will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y.  Sayre Morning Times – March 13, 2012    


NARSH Jeanette DeSisto

Jeannette Louise (Narsh) De Sisto, 81, died on March 12, 2012.  Born September 17, 1930 in Horseheads, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Jennie McDermott and Clare Narsh. She graduated from Horseheads High School, Mansfield College of Nursing, and the Guthrie Clinic School of Nursing. Jeanette excelled in her nursing career, including working in the intensive care unit, head nurse of coronary care, and a key pioneer in developing the cardiac rehabilitation center at the Robert Packer Hospital.  She had a boundless passion for life as evident in the challenges, activities, and skills she undertook; playing the piano and organ, refinishing furniture, skiing, reading, sewing and knitting, gardening and canning, gardening, girl- and boy-scout leader, world traveler, care-giver, and as a member of both the Catholic Daughters Association and the Sons of Italy.  Jeanette was full of kindness and compassion, giving hope to others. Her family and friends meant the world to her, and she was always willing to help and advise them. As an attentive listener, many shared their hopes, joys and sorrows with her. She was truly the epitome of an angel of mercy. She was preceded in death by husband, Albert; and is survived by son, Vincent with wife, Alisa; daughter, Sharon Rogers; sister, Geri Nasakaitis with husband, Frank; sister-in-law(s), Fern Cobb and Maria De Sisto; grandchildren: Amy, Trudy, Nicole, Angella, Kenny (Vincent Jr.); great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Alzheimer Association or to the ElderWood Health Care Center, North Unit, 37 N. Chemung St. Waverly, NY 14892 in Jeanette De- Sisto’s memory.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 23 at noon at the St. James Church Waverly. Interment will immediately be followed at the St. James Cemetery.  Sayre Morning Times – March 17, 2012 


NOLAN Frank R. – Former Middlebury Man Met Instant Death at Masten, Pa.   Frank R. Nolan, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Nolan, of 629 Campbell street, Williamsport, formerly of Middlebury Center, was instantly killed June 18 while at work as a lumberman at his father’s lumber operations at Masten.  Nolan and two fellow workmen were felling a tree, which lodged in a nearby birch, bending the birch nearly to the ground, slipping off and letting it spring back.  As it did so the birch broke and struck Mr. Nolan in the back of the head, causing instant death.  Mr. Nolan was 37 years of age and had served in France with the A.E.F. nearly two years.  He saw service at St. Mihiel, Toul, Verdun, Argonne and Meuse sector, and returned to his home in Williamsport the last of January.  His death is mourned by a host of friends both in Williamsport and Middlebury, where he was well known.  Funeral services were held at the residence Saturday, June 21, at 2 p.m.; interment in Wildwood cemetery.  Six overseas boys in uniform acted as pallbearers.  Wellsboro Agitator, 2 July 1919.   



Elmira: Age 58, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Bath VA. Born in Glen Ridge, NJ on July 2, 1953, Gary is the son of John P. O'Connor and the late Virginia (Reilly) O'Connor. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Nancy (Dunbar) O'Connor, daughter Rebecca O'Connor, son and daughter-in-law, Rory and Shelby (Stoaks) O'Connor. Also surviving are siblings John R. O'Connor, Susan Wagner, Ann Peason, Eileen Callahan, Jean Jackson and their families; cousin Michael O'Connor; Sherry and Marc Burford; Greg and Anne Lamb; Thomas and Lynne Dunbar; wonderful neighbors; and steadfast friends from Corning Incorporated and Reynosa, Mexico. Gary graduated from Delbarton in Morristown, NJ in 1971. He earned a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering in 1975 from Rutgers University. As a member of the Lightweight Crew Team, he established close friendships that have continued to the present. Gary graduated from Officers Candidate School in Newport, RI, and made multiple deployments on the USS Barry (DD 933) to the Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and Caribbean. He taught Seamanship and Navigation at the Naval Academy, where he was also the Women's Crew Coach. In 1982 he entered the U.S. Naval Reserve as he began a career with Corning Incorporated. Before retiring as a Captain in 2001, Gary attended the Naval War College and National Defense University, participated in exercises with NATO, journeyed to the Arctic Circle, and was assigned to the Pentagon and Norfolk for active duty. Gary was also this area's Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer. During his career with Corning Incorporated, he held positions within Life Sciences in the fields of Process, Equipment, and Project Engineering and was a Senior Project Engineer. Before retiring in 2009, Gary was named a Project Manager Associate for his exceptional contributions. He earned a Professional Engineer License and was the first Division Energy Manager for Corning Life Sciences in the Global Energy Management program. Diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease in 2006, Gary, his family, and friends began their association with The Packard Center for ALS Research and last year he was presented with a Partners in Collaboration Award for the fundraising efforts he inspired. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, March 23, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held for Gary at the funeral home on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Packard Center as follows….if donating online, search The Packard Center's Fiesta 5K and Fun Run website, bring up "Team Low & Slow" or Gary O'Connor….if donating by check, The Packard Center for ALS Research, Attn: Suzie Connelly, 5801 Smith Avenue, McAuley 110, Baltimore, MD 21209.   Star Gazette – March 20, 2012



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, N.Y. 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 U.S. 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 and 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 atthe Hickory House on Watkins Road in Pine Valley, N.Y. Donations can be made to Southern Tier Hospice.  Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home Inc.   Corning Leader – March 12, 2012  


PRITCHARD Clarence W. – Clarence Pritchard Killed.  Charged with the murder of Clarence W. Pritchard, of Corning, four men were arrainged in Rochester last Wednesday.  The accused are: Alfred Williams, 19; James Higgins, 19; Bernard McCabe, 26; and Frank Murray, 22.  Clarence Pritchard died in the Hahnemann hospital at Rochester Aug. 17, of injuries he received on the night of August 4, when he was beaten and robbed in Capron street, Rochester, while proceeding to his home at 176 Lyell avenue, that city.  He had been unconscious from the time of the attack until his death came, except that he regained consciousness sufficiently when his mother, Mrs. Della Pritchard, of 138 East Market street, Corning, visited him at the hospital August 8, to recognize her and say to the attending nurse, “This is my mother.”  Pritchard said nothing else during the period his mother was with him that was intelligible.  According to the Rochester police the four defendants were in Washington Park, Rochester, on the night Mr. Pritchard was attacked.  Pritchard passed the point shortly after midnight and as he turned into South street, Williams is said to have announce that he was going to “make that guy” meaning that he was going to hold up Pritchard.  When Pritchard turned in Capron street, Williams is said to have struck him a blow in the face, knocking Pritchard to the ground.  As Pritchard fell, his heat struck again a tree stump at the side of the sidewalk.  Williams is alleged to have stolen 38 cents from Pritchard and then all four men ran away and returned to Washington Park, where they are said to have talked over the affair and Williams is said to have told his companions of obtaining the money from Pritchard.  It is not thought that the small sum of money was divided among the men.  It was not until nearly daylight that Pritchard was found lying in the street and taken to Hahnemann hospital.  During the two weeks which elapsed until his death, Mr. Pritchard was unconscious the greater part of the time.  During his conscious moments he was unable to talk, so that nothing was learned from him.  Pritchard’s pockets were found turned inside out.  The Rochester police, who had first intended to prefer a charge of manslaughter again the four men, after Pritchard died found it necessary to place a charge of murder again them.  The law provides that whenever death injures are inflicted at the time a felony is being perpetrated a charge of murder must follow where or not it was the intent of the assailant to murder his victim.  Although all four men are charged with murder, it is alleged that Williams, who is known in Rochester as “Toughy” and who has been in trouble before, is the one who struck the blow.  It is averred, however, that the other three men were aware of Williams’ intent to attack Pritchard.  The Rochester police placed a charge of assault in the second degree against the four men.  Williams is said to have admitted striking the blow that felled Pritchard.  An autopsy was performed in Rochester yesterday by Coroner Thomas A. Killip.  This showed that death was caused by a fracture of the skull and the resulting hemorrhage.  Mr. Pritchard’s relatives first knew of the attack three days after it took place.  The hospital authorities then communicated with Mrs. Della Pritchard, his mother.  Clarence W. Pritchard was born in Westfield, Pa., 36 years ago.  He came to Corning when 21 years old and worked as a machinist, being last employed as a machinist at the Corning Glass Works, says the Leader.  For 15 years he lived continuously in Corning.  He left Corning three months ago to go to Rochester to accept employment with the Northeast Electric Company.  He was making good in his new position and his mother was about to go to Rochester to keep house for him when the attack was made upon him.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Hope Cemetery chapel; interment in Hope cemetery, Corning.  Mr. Pritchard is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Ross Rarrick, of Corning; Mrs. Fred Rockwell, of Rome, Pa.; Mrs. Lewis A. Greengrass of Corning, and Mrs. Leon Wilkins, of Altoona.  Three brothers also survived.  Merle E. Pritchard and Fred Pritchard, of Rochester, and Walter Pritchard of Westfield.  “Excusable homicide” will be the defense of Alfred Williams, James Higgins, Bernard McCabe and Frank Murray, the quartett of boys who are charged with the killing of Clarence W. Prichard, former resident of Corning.  When the case of the four was called in city court, criminal branch, in Rochester, Elmer E. Shaffer appeared as counsel for them and entered a please of not guilty in behalf of each and asked for an adjournment.  The court set the case down for farther hearing on Sept. 9.  Attorney Shaffer, in entering the pleas for the boys stated that their defense would be “excusable homicide”.  He stated that according to the stories told him by the quartet of youthful prisoners, they were seated in Washington Square on the night of August 1 when she “spotted” Prichard.  He said Williams told his companions that he was “going to try to make the man for the price of a meal”.  Williams accosted Pritchard, and according to the attorney, Prichard asked him where he could rent a room.  Williams gave him the information and then accompanied him as far as Capron street, where, according to the story he is said to have attacked Shaffer.  He asked Pritchard if he was going to buy a meal.  Williams told the lawyer that Pritchard thereupon grabbed him by the shoulder and demanded to know if he was tryhing to find out how much money he had.  Williams, in an effort to get free, swung his fist against Pritchard’s jaw and the man went down, Williams said, striking his head on the sidewalk.  Williams turned to see his companions running away and, according to the story told to the attorney by the boys, that was the first knowledge he had had that the other three were following him.  Williams said he ran away too, not knowing Pritchard was fatally injured.  The boys deny that they robbed Pritchard or had any intention of robbing him.   Wellsboro Agitator, 27 Aug 1919. 


ROGERS Leigh Rogers Cannon

age 50, of Telluride, Colorado died unexpectedly on February 24, 2012. She was born on March 9, 1961 to Joan F. Rogers and the late Henry B. Rogers in Elmira, New York. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy, attended Pine Manor College and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Elmira College. Following her graduation, she relocated to Telluride, Colorado to pursue her love of skiing and the outdoors. Leigh was a devoted mother, graceful skier, talented artist and nature devotee. Leigh is survived by her son, John Cannon of New York, New York and daughter, Lindsey Cannon of Boulder, Colorado, brother, James (Susan) Rogers of Elmira, New York, sister Marianne (David) Lubin of Elmira, New York and brother, John (Elaine) Rogers of Rochester, New York. A Memorial Mass celebrating Leigh's life took place at St. Patrick's Church in Telluride on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Remembrances will be made by family and friends at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association.  Star Gazette – March 15, 2012   


ROSS Marlene M. Rozell

ELMIRA: 75, formerly a resident of many years at Carpenter Apartments in Elmira, NY, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, after a short stay at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY. She was the daughter of Hazel Kentch Ross and Charles C. Ross of Elmira Heights, NY. She is survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Carole E. Clemens and Buddy A. Clemens of Horseheads, NY and of other relatives and many caring friends. Marlene will be remembered for her involvement in fund raisers for the residents of Carpenter Apartments, helping the elderly by taking them to the store, shopping for them and taking them for medical appointments, playing Santa Clause at their Christmas Dinners and obtaining all the gifts. She was a great lover of cats, wrote prose and poetry and enjoyed gaming of any kind. Marlene was a beachcomber at heart and lived for many years in Long Beach Island, NJ and Colonial Beach, Virginia. She also resided in Falls Church, VA with her best friend Don Rose Adams for many years. Marlene was a very proud Marine (rank of Sergeant) who served our country from 1/27/55 until 1/26/58. There will be no calling hours, but a Military Memorial Service is being planned in July and will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to remember Marlene may do so by contributions to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA Animal Shelter, Rte 352, Elmira, NY 14903.   Star Gazette – March 19, 2012     


SCHWARZENBACH Roland – Roland Schwarzenbach, vice-president and general manager of the Schwarzenbach Brewing Company and for more than 30 years one of the most substantial citizens of Hornell, died Saturday after an illness of several months.  The death of his wife a few weeks ago brought an unfavorable turn in his condition.  Mr. Schwarzenbach was born in Germania, Pa., June 1, 1858.  He built the brewery plants that now comprise the property of the Schwarzenbach Brewing Company.  The first big plant was built in Germania and later one was erected at Galeton and in 1885 he went to Hornell to take general charge of the brewery there.  He remained an active worker in the business until failing health compelled his retirement a few months ago.  Mr. Schwarzenbach was a member of the Hornell Lodge of Elks and of the Moose.  He was also a charter member of Abbott Lodge, No. 1015, I.O.O.F. of Germania.  He is survived by two children, Karl R. Schwarzenbach and Mrs. F.B. Nash of Hornell, a brother, Jas. F. Schwarzenbach of Hornell, and two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Theig and Mrs. Louise Hug of Germania.   Wellsboro Agitator 20 August 1919. 


SETZER Sharon L. Card

age 63 of State Street in Corning, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Corning Hospital. Born in Berwick, PA, she was the daughter of Harry and Joyce (Harman) Setzer Jr. Sharon love to travel, anytime she could. She also enjoyed shopping and searching for sales. Above all else, sharon enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She would look forward to the holidays and everyone's birthdays. She always went above and beyond for her family. Sharon was a waitress for almost 50 years, 9 of which she worked at Bob Evans in Painted Post. Sharon enjoyed waitressing and would never have wanted to do anything else. She is survived by her mother: Joyce Setzer; daughter: Tammi (Terry) Carl of Corning; son: Todd A. Card of Erwin; two sisters: Linda (Richard) Gee of Corning, Lisa (Tim) Morse of Corning; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Sharon was predeceased by an infant son, James, her father Harry Setzer.  Family and friends may call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Funeral service will immediately follow at 7:00PM with Pastor Tom Bell officiating. Star Gazette – March 18, 2012    


SHATTUCK Lyman – Lyman Shattuck, 21 years of age, of Bath, N.Y., was struck and instantly killed by a bolt of lightning at his home on Bonney Hill during a terrific storm last Thursday night at 7 o’clock.  When he failed to return after the storm, members of his family became alarmed, and a search was kept up through the night.  His body was found Friday morning at 10 o’clock in an open field.  It was badly bruised and burned by lightning.   Wellsboro Agitator, 13 August 1919


SMITH Mary Catherine Ciccarelli

69, of Bonita Springs, FL, died at home on Feb. 24, 2012, from complications of ovarian cancer.  Born April 27, 1942 in Towanda, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine Regan Smith. She graduated from Towanda High School, Class of 1960, and graduated from Mansfield State College, Class of 1964, with a Bachelor of Science in Education, majoring in English and German, minoring in Russian.  On Dec. 18, 1965, she married John A. “Chic” Ciccarelli of Boston, MA. She taught German and English at Susquehanna Valley High School, Conklin, NY, and Athens High School, Athens, PA for 13 years. She then became active in book clubs, investment clubs and charity work. She and her husband have lived in Towanda, Ulster, Lewiston, NY, South Bend, IN, Inverness, IL and Xenia, OH. They also have a home in Plymouth, MA. She is survived and will be missed by her husband, John Ciccarelli and by her multiple relatives; brother and sister-in-law, James and Kathy Smith of Wyalusing; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Ciccarelli of Naples, FL and Andover, MA; sister-in-law Carolyn Ciccarelli of Boston, MA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Leo Burns of Cotuit, MA; niece and her husband, Carolyn and James Lacey of Fairfield, CA; niece, Kelly Smith of Rockville, MD; niece and her husband, Ann Marie and Eric Tangard of Middleton, MA; niece Karen Ciccarelli of Andover, MA; niece and her husband, Julie and Steven Damelio of Chelmsford, MA; nephew and his wife, Eric and Stephanie Burns of Grosshalach, Germany; nephew, Patrick Burns of Cotuit, MA, and grandnephew, Jacob Lacey of Fairfield, CA. She will also be missed by the many friends she easily made in numerous locations.  Mary will be cremated at Fuller Funeral Home, Naples, FL. A celebration of her life will be held on April 14, 2012.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – March 15, 2012 


SNYDER Alma K. Brion

91, of Liberty, died Wednesday March, 14, 2012, at The Williamsport Home.  Born May 28, 1920, in Nauvoo, she was the daughter of Ward and Clara Fick Snyder.  Alma married Robert F. Brion Dec. 24, 1940; he preceded her in death Nov. 26, 1994.  Alma was co-owner of Bob's Holiday Market in Liberty. She was a member of Liberty Lutheran Church where for 30 years she was a volunteer organist, pianist, and choir director and also a member of Liberty Lutheran Church Women, Liberty Garden Club, Liberty Area Republican Women, and Sebring Grange. She was the founder of Liberty Widows Club.  Alma was an avid bowler and golfer, she volunteered for 15 years at the LPGA Corning Classic.  Alma is survived by son, Lyle and his wife Elaine Brion, Liberty; daughter, Karen and her husband Hiland Sanders, Clifton Park, N.Y.; grandchildren, Daniel King, Andrew King, Rachel Sanders, Robert E. (Kimberly) Brion, Steven W. (Jocelyn) Brion; great-grandchildren; Cory, Tyler, and Emily Brion, and Willow and Heather Brion, and Cody Ketter. She was preceded in death by sister Edythe Krotzer and brothers Albert and Arthur Snyder. Family will receive friends Monday March 19 at the Liberty Lutheran Church from 9 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Carolyn Simonds officiating.  The family will provide the flowers, if desired memorial donations may be directed to The Liberty Lutheran Church.  Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – March 17, 2012 


STANLEY Dexter Stanley

59, of Sabinsville died on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at his home.  Born April 19, 1952 in Peach Bottom Township, York County, PA, he was the son of the late Nailer and Rebecca Sinona (Sparks) Stanley.  He served in the US Army, 1970 – 1973, during the Vietnam War as a Sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart and countless other medals.  He is survived by his children, Shannon and Rodney Blake of Stewartstown, PA, Jason Stanley of Lambertville, NJ, Jennifer Stanley of Winterstown, PA and Katelyn Stanley of Windsor, PA; his grandchildren, Ella and Gavin Blake of Stewartstown, PA, Caileb Stanley of York Beach, Maine and Kyle Donmoyer of Winterstown, PA; his siblings, Anna Mullins-Killon of Delta, PA, Everette Mullins, Sr. and  wife Phyllis of Delta, PA, Darla Sommer  Dolinger and husband Harold of Airville, PA and Danny Stanley and wife Betty of Ephrata, PA and numerous nieces and nephews. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.    Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 17, 2012


TROJANOWSKI Thomas Peter Trojanowski

age 93, of Dundee, NY died Saturday March 17, 2012. He is survived by his second wife Mary Campbell Brace Trojanowski of Dundee; a daughter Joan M. (Louis) LaMay; and a son William D. (Carol) Trojanowski all of Horseheads, NY; a sister Alice (Stuart) Brown of Painted Post; 2 grandsons, and their children; and several nieces and nephews. A former tool maker for Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, he had owned the Tyrone Grocery, delivered Propane for Agway, and was a former owner of the Dundee Laundromat retiring in the late 1970's. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday (Mar. 20) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Gerald Vanaman officiating. Burial with Military Honor's will follow in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone, NY. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Barrington Community Church, P.O. Box 73, 4560 Old Bath Rd., Dundee, NY 14837.  Star Gazette – March 18, 2012  


UTLEY Charles D. – Charles D. Utley died at his home in Corning July 24, following a stroke of apoplexy, aged 66 years.  Mr. Utley was born in Tioga, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wells Utley.  He was married in Blossburg forty years ago to Miss Josephine VanOrder.  Deceased had been a resident of Corning for the past twenty-five years and had been employed as a train dispatcher at the New York Central office in that city for over thirty years.  He is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son.  Wellsboro Agitator, 6 August 1919.   


VanALSTINE Betty Josephine (VanAlstine) Wheeler

of Hornby, New York died Friday March 16, 2012. She was born August 3, 1943 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Dewitt and Betty (Rogers) VanAlstine. On March 1, 1997 Betty married Delos Wheeler. She was the love and support of Delos's life. She worked for many years as a home health aide. She loved to dance, go camping with family, and loved and cherished her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Betty had a heart of gold and touched so many lives with her loving kindness. She was truly loved and will be deeply missed by so many. She is survived by her husband, Delos Wheeler; sons: Robert (Beth) VanDusen and Christopher (Sarra Gauss) VanDusen; daughters: Dawn (Clarence Stevenson) VanDusen, Candace (Edward) Buchanan, Marilea (Trevor) Stull and Holly (Roy Gilbert) Smith; special sister and best friend, Sandra (Donald) Gee, sisters; Karen (James) Tidewell, Pauline (Ron) Davenport and brother, Dewitt (Charmayne) VanAlstine; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and special friend, Ruth Barnes. Betty is predeceased by her parents; son, Jonathon VanDusen; grandsons, Michael VanDusen and Anthony VanAlstine; granddaughters, Betty and Holli Smith.  Calling hours will be held Wednesday March 21, 2012 from 11:00am - 1:00 pm, followed immediately by the funeral service at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney St., Corning, NY. Burial will be immediately following at Presho Cemetery in Lindley, NY.  Star Gazette – March 20, 2012


VanDUZER Philip R. “Duz” VanDuzer

59, of Sayre, Pa., died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at home, surrounded by his family following an extended illness.  Philip was born on April 3, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Raymond and Phyllis Gilbert VanDuzer. Philip enjoyed sports, hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, and he loved going to the track to watch the horses and place his bets. He played on the last undefeated football team for Sayre High School. Philip enjoyed spending time outside in his garden and the overview of the Valley.  He is predeceased by his mother, Phyllis VanDuzer.  Philip is survived by his children, Jamie and Missy VanDuzer of Sayre, Pa., Scott VanDuzer of Sayre, Pa., and Todd VanDuzer of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., grandchildren Brelin, Kannon, Mazlin, and Afftyn VanDuzer; dad Raymond VanDuzer; brother Daniel VanDuzer; and brother and sister-in-law Marvin and Barb Van- Duzer; nieces Tandi VanDuzer, Tracy Wetzel; and nephew Eric and Alicia VanDuzer.  Friends and family may call on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Philip’s memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the funeral expenses.   Sayre Morning Times – March 16, 2012   



Cowanesque, May 26 — Mrs. Philip Carpenter, aged 65 years, died early Saturday evening. Mrs. Della Carpenter was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Wakefield, and was born June 2, 1871, at Portville, N. Y., where the early part of her life was spent.  In 1893 she was married to Emmett Woodruff, who died in 1916, and three years later she was married to Philip Carpenter, and resided at Arlington, N.J., for a time.  In 1925 they moved to Hinsdale, NY where they lived for three years, then moved to Westfield.  During the time she was a resident of this community she endeared herself to her many friends and neighbors, by her unselfish devotion to her family and friends.  She was a devoted member of the Methodist church of Arlington, N.J.  She had been in failing health for three years.  The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday at l o’clock; burial in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery, at Portville, N.Y.  She is survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. Lua Van Dyke, of Knoxville; one brother, Homer E. Wakefield, of Barberville, Florida; three step-children, Mrs. Joe Bierschenk, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mrs. J. A. Sydow, of Miami, Florida; and L. C. Carpenter, of Summit, N.J.; a niece, Mrs. Rev. A. Clark, Deane, of Panama City, Florida; three nephews, Rev. Homer E. Wakefield, Jr., of Boynton, Florida; Robert Wakefield, Barberville, Florida; and Arthur Van Dyke, of Keuka Park, N.Y.  Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., May 27, 1936, Pg 2  


PORTVILLE-Funeral services for the late Mrs. Della Carpenter of Westfield, Pa., formerly of Portville, who passed away, Saturday evening, will be held at the home, Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock. The Rev. P H Woodruff will officiate. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville.  Mrs. Carpenter was born in Portville, May 2, 1871, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Wakefield. She was twice married first to Emmett Woodruff, who died in 1916, and later to Philip Carpenter of Arlington, N. J. In 1925, Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter located in Hinsdale, N. Y. and three years later moved to Westfield, where they had since resided.  Her survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lua Van Dyke, Westfield, one brother, Homer Wakefield, Barberville, Fla, three step-children, Mrs. J. E. Bierschank, Brooklyn; Mrs. J. A. Sydow, Miami, Fla.; Lew Carpenter, Summit, N. J.  

Olean Times-Herald Olean, NY May 29, 1936 Page 17


WARD Anna Hawkins – Mrs. Anna Ward Hawkins, aged 58 years, of Marsh creek, died Saturday night about 11 o’clock.   Wellsboro Agitator, 9 July 1919   
WOODWARD Charles F. – Charles F. Woodward, of Lawrenceville, died July 24.  About a week before Mr. Woodward left for the hospital in Wilkes-Barre to undergo treatment.  On July 20 he suffered a stroke of paralysis and died Thursday afternoon.  He was born in Wilkes-Barre, the son of the late Judge Woodward.  He attended Princeton University, taking the engineering course.  He married Miss Ada Knox, daughter of the late Judge Knox, of Philo, Pa.  Much of their married life was spent in Philadelphia before removing to Lawrenceville about 20 years ago.  Mrs. Woodward died at Atlantic City, N.J. about six years ago, after a short illness from pneumonia.  He was until recently president and director of the First National Bank in Lawrenceville, and was senior warden of St. John’s Episcopal church.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Eben Scott, of Wilkes-Barre; two nephews, Judge Butler Woodward, of Wilkes-Barre, and Dr.  George Woodward, of Philadelphia.  Also a sister-in-law, Miss Mary B. Knox, of Lawrenceville.  The funeral was held in Wilkes-Barre; interment in the family plot beside his wife.   Wellsboro Agitator 30 July 1919


WYKOFF Ruanna W. Swank

90, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born December 2, 1921, in Leidy, PA, she was a daughter of the late, LaRue and Alice (Summerson) Wykoff. She graduated from Renovo High School and was married for 69 years to Merrill Swank, who survives. Ruanna retired from St. Mary's Carbon Metallurgy after many years of service. She greatly enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and quilting. Surviving, in addition to her husband, Merrill Swank, are three sons, Philip Swank, Port Alleghany, PA, Robert (Sharon) Swank, St. Louis, MO, and James (Lela) Swank, Lebanon, PA; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Ruanna was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Swank. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.  Star Gazette – March 17, 2012   



? Flora M. Morley 

Mrs. Flora M. Morley Meets Instant Death When Car Is Driven on Track in Front of Fast Freight.  Mrs. Flora M. Morley, of Mansfield, was instantly killed and  W. H. Benjamin, his daughter, Miss Geraldine Benjamin, and Miss Ruth Owen, of New Era, were seriously injured Thursday night when the automobile in which they were traveling was struck by a Leigh pickup freight train at the cross in East Towanda, near the Meredith hotel.  The engine hit the car back of the driver’s seat on the right side and cut it completely in two.  Mrs. Morley, a woman sixty years of age, was thrown a considerable distance by the impact.  Miss Benjamin and Miss Owen were thrown 30 feet in the air and landed in the yard in front of the Meredith hotel.  Mr. Meredith, who was standing on the porch facing the track, saw the two bodies as they were hurled through the air, his first impression being that they were mail sacks thrown from the train.  Mr. Benjamin was thrown a shorter distance and his injuries were less serious.  The freight train was run upon a siding and the three victims of the accident placed in a caboose and taken to the Robert Packer hospital in Sayre.  Mr. Benjamin, who is manager of the New Era creamery, says that he neither saw nor heard the train until he was almost upon the track and was unable to stop his car before the engine was upon him.   Wellsboro Agitator  30 July 1919.   

? Julia F. Strait – Mrs. Julia F. Strait, widow of Charles H. Strait, of Williamsport, formerly of Wellsboro, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.E. Endy, in Williamsport, Aug. 3.  She was born in Hanover, Germany, and was 67 years of age.  She is survived by two sons and one daughter.   Wellsboro Agitator 13 August 1919.       

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