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This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

ABER Dr. John J. "Jack"

Florida: Age 83, formerly of Elmira, died on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Destin, FL after battling cancer. Jack was born, in Elmira, February 15, 1929 the son of Helen (McIntyre) and Oscar Aber. After graduating from Elmira Free Academy, he enlisted in the U S Marine Corps in September 1946, training with the Underwater Demolition Team, known today as the U S Navy Seals. During the Korean War Jack fought at the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir under the command of Colonel "Chesty" Puller, and was presented the Navy Commendation Medal for Valor by the Colonel himself.  After the service, Jack went to the State University of Buffalo where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. He continued at SUNY Buffalo Dental School obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery. While in school Jack married the love of his life, Charlotte VanDyke on May 25, 1955. She predeceased him on January 4, 1987, at the age of 51. He is also predeceased by his brothers-in-law, Buck Templeton and Harold Starkey. Jack is survived by his children, Pam (Rob) Groff, Elmira; Mike (Liza Schuman) Aber, Long Beach, CA; Vickie (Mike) Jezorski, Soldotna, AK; Dan (Karen) Aber, Wellsburg; Tom Aber, Whittier, CA; Sheila (Patrick Cashman) Aber, Homer, AK; Matt (Crystal) Aber, Pine City; Duke (Lauren) Aber, Atlanta, GA; 23 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Helen Templeton and Betty Starkey, both of Elmira; several nieces and nephews; his extended family, Sara Grubaugh, his "Georgia peach" of Destin, with her daughter Rita (Jack's ninth child), and grandsons, John and Alex. Some of Jack's fondest memories were golfing at the Elmira Country Club, cooking and shooting at Fir, Fin, and Feather; flying his Piper Cherokee, and later flying model airplanes with Ugo Ferrari and Rocky Kranz. He also loved traveling and visiting his grandchildren. Jack was past president of the Chemung County Dental Society, Chairman for Children's Dental Health Month, and Chairman for the 6th District Dental Society. He was also a member of the Flying Dentist Association, American Dental Association, and NYS Dental Association. Jack received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1980. A private service will be held. Those wishing may remember Jack with a donation to Disabled American Veterans at, or to a charity of their own choice.  Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – April 3, 2012


ADAMS Robert A. “Opa” Adams

79, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in his home.  He was born July 20, 1932 in Trenton, NJ.  A US Army Korean War Veteran, he served honorably from 1950 – 1970.  He was married to the former Marian V. Hogarth, who predeceased him in 2008.  Bob was a member of Teamsters Local #115 in Philadelphia and American Legion Potter Post #192 in Coudersport.  Surviving are:  two sons, Robert Adams, Jr. of Watsontown, PA and William (Debbie) Adams of Cape May, NJ; eight grandchildren;  Richard (Jessica) Widmeier, Jr., Deborah (Marshall) Hamilton, Robert (Tiffanny) Widmeier, David (Nicole) Adams, James Adams, Gabrielle Adams, Shannon (David) Taylor, and Emily Adams; and seven great-grandchildren.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah D. Widmeier in 2007.  A Memorial Service for Bob and Marian will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Robert Adams residence on Ellis Hollow Road.  The Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate.  Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Coudy News - April 5, 2012 


BATES Dorotheia F. "Dottie" Knoll

Elmira: Age 87, died Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Dottie was born in Bath NY on April 25, 1924. She was the daughter of Walter and Ena (Foster) Bates. Dottie is predeceased by her husband Robert Knoll and step-son John Knoll. Dottie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert P. and Michelle Knoll of Elmira, with their children, Brittani, Brianna, Braeden and Trevor; step-daughter Barbara Haskell of Horseheads, with her children, Darren, Joei Lynn, Jessica, Danielle and Krys Ann; step grandson Michael Olsen and family of Elmira; a nephew, several nieces from Bath NY; and good friend Les Jenkins of Roseville PA. Dottie was a graduate of Keuka College, obtaining her nursing degree. She had a lifelong love for Hammondsport and Keuka Lake. Dottie worked at the Bath Hospital and Corning Hospital. She then spent 30 years working for Dr. Philo Hildabrand D.D.S. in Elmira Heights. In the mid 1970's her husband Bob opened an ice cream store on the corner of East 2nd Street and Madison Avenue. After a year Bob turned the store into "The Peanut Bar". His health soon failed, and Dottie took over running the bar, maintaining it for 20 years. Dottie loved to take car rides up to Bath and the Keuka Lake area to visit family and friends. Most of all she loved the time she spent with her grandchildren. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor Mark Erway officiating. Donations in Dottie's memory may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY 14905.   Star Gazette – April 10, 2012     


BOHENSKY Grace Bohensky

beloved infant daughter of Andy and Megan Bohensky died on Thursday, April 5, 2012.  Grace was born on March 16, 2012 and had a fighting spirit and feisty personality. She was cherished by her family every moment that God had given her on this earth. Surviving are her parents Andrew J and Megan K. Getz Bohensky, of Dushore, Pa.; her sister Elise M. Bohensky, paternal grandparents Stanley A. and Elsie S. Bohensky, maternal grandparents Robert R. and Mary E. Getz; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 9, 2012 at St. Basil's Church with Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery.  Memorial contributions should be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848; or the Janet Weis Children's Hospital, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822; or a charity of your choice.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer funeral home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – April 7, 2012


BROWN Flora M. Burdick

Age 90 of Ithaca, NY formerly of Elmira, NY. died on Monday April 2, 2012 at Cayuga Medical Center. She is survived by daughter, JoAnn Jacobson of King Ferry, NY; sons, Lewis White Sr. of Elmira, NY, and Daniel White of Waverly, NY;  sister in-law, Virginia Brown of Elmira, NY; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Flora was a good cook and enjoyed canning.  It was Flora's request that there be no calling hours and private Funeral Service to be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Cancer Society in Flora's memory. Star Gazette – April 4, 2012


BROWN Roy E. Brown

74, of 141 Kreamer Ave., Middleburg, died unexpectedly on Sunday morning, April 1, 2012, at his home. He was born April 19, 1937, in Sayre, a son of the late Delbert and Leola (Shaver) Brown. On April 24, 1976, he married the former Emilie "Trudy" G. Plowright who survives. He was a 1958 graduate of Towanda High School and served in the Army from 1960 to 1962.  Earlier in his life he was employed as a truck driver and retired after 22 years of service from Furman Foods, Northumberland, where he was a cooker operator.  He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Selinsgrove, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1229, Middleburg, the Kreamer Fire Company, the American Legion Post 25, Selinsgrove, and the Kreamer Snyder County Sportsman's Association.  Roy enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking in his shop.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Krystal and Kevin Drumheller, of Kreamer; three sons, Michael Brown, of Athens Township, and Joseph and Francis Brown, both of Towanda; eight grandchildren, Madison, Arica, Amber, Ashley, and Stephen Brown, Amanda, Perkinson, Hunter and Abigail Drumheller; one great-grandson, Brayden Davis; one brother, Neil Brown, of Towanda; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Harriet Glidewell, of Indian Mount, Tenn., and Maxine and John Simpson, of Monroeton; and nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Glen Brown.  Friends and family will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, followed by the funeral at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Leon G. Scholl officiating.  Burial will be in the Orchard Hills Cemetery, Shamokin Dam.  Contributions to honor Roy's memory may be made the building fund of Christ United Methodist Church, 429 Eighth St., Selinsgrove, PA 17870.  Towanda Daily Review – April 3, 2012 


BROWN Taryn Bocage

Age 54, of Elmira, NY, passed away into eternal rest Wednesday April 4, 2012. She was born in Paterson, NJ February 9, 1958 to James and Armida (Blandina) Brown. In 1980 she married husband, Larry, who survives her. Also surviving are son, Dante' (Nichole) Bocage and grandchildren, Nolan and Evelyn, all of Pine City, NY. Her parents predeceased her but she has three loving sisters, Robbin Brown (Luke Johnson) of Laurinburg, NC, Jerwan Vieira (Ken Vanzile) and Selina Brown, all of Wanaque, NJ; two precious nieces, Megan Vieira of Lincoln Park, NJ and Jayne Vieira of Little Falls, NJ, will miss her dearly. Taryn was a devoted wife and mother. Throughout her life she had various jobs but finally found joy being a Childcare Provider and received her CDA teaching certificate. She was last employed at the Arnot Daycare Center. There she loved and took care of her "babies" in the infant room. She will be greatly missed by all the friends, staff and parents who knew her. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to may make donations to the Faulk Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.    Star Gazette – April 8, 2012


CHRISJOHN Joyce K. Pierce

Rochester: April 10, 2012. Age 69. Daughter of the late Paul E. and Margueritte Chrisjohn; she is also predeceased by husband L. Michael Pierce and brother Larry Chrisjohn. Survived by her daughter, Jacqueline (Richard) Chatterton; granddaughter Shannon Chatterton; great grandchildren Nathaniel Jr. and Arianna Diaz; brother Robert (Sharon) Paul and David Chrisjohn; sister Beverly Sigwald; sister-in-law Ellen Chrisjohn; many nieces and nephews. No prior calling; graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (meet at main gate). Donations in her name may be made to a charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – April 13, 2012    


COHICK C. Arlene Benson

formerly of Emporium and Wellsboro, died on Monday, April 2, 2012, in Murrells Inlet, S.C.  Arlene suffered from a lengthy illness and moved in February, with husband Marty, to South Carolina to be closer to family. She was born May 9, 1934, in Ridgway, to Clarice and Thomas "Boob" Cohick of Emporium.  She was a 1952 graduate of Cameron County High School, where she was salutatorian of her class. She graduated from Grove City College in 1954 with a secretarial degree. She worked at GTE Sylvania in Emporium as a secretary for 10 years before marrying and staying home full-time to care for her children. She married Martin R. Benson on Oct. 15, 1960, in Emporium, at First Methodist Church. Their reception was the first ever held at Emporium's Buttonwood Inn. They lived in Burlington, Iowa, from 1960-61 because of Marty's job transfer with Sylvania. In 1961, the Bensons returned to Emporium and lived there until 1986. During her life in Emporium, Arlene was a "soccer mom" before the term became popular. She dedicated her life to her husband and three children, piloting the station wagon to Little League, gymnastics, golf, basketball, piano lessons, track and anything else that involved her family. Their house in Keystone Manor was a gathering place for the neighborhood children for football, basketball, baseball and sled-riding under her watchful eye. Along with her family, Arlene was a long-time member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Emporium.  The family fondly remembers spending summer weekends at its former cottage on Keuka Lake, N.Y., where Arlene entertained friends and enjoyed watching over the water activities of her own and visiting children, and diving in, when time allowed.  In 1986, Marty and Arlene moved to Wellsboro and lived near Lake Nessmuck. Arlene was an enthusiastic member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsboro, where she belonged to the Ladies Guild and enjoyed helping with church fundraising events at events such as the Laurel Festival and Dickens of a Christmas. She also was a member of OWLS (Older Wiser Lutherans) at Trinity.  Arlene loved to travel. Before marrying, she toured Europe and Mexico and made trips to New York City with friends. In retirement, she enjoyed extended trips to see her children and grandchildren. She and Marty returned to Keuka Lake whenever possible. During the fall, she enjoyed Penn State football games.  She is survived by her caring husband of 51 years, Martin R. Benson; daughter, Lee Ann (Mark Gauthier) of Pawleys Island, S.C.; son, Gary (Tina) of Folsom, Cal.; son, Martin (Sara) of Indianapolis; and three cherished grandchildren, Aubrey, Alexander and Jessie Joy.  A memorial service will be held at a site and date to be announced later by the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – April 3, 2012    


COVENEY Anne R. Coveney

died on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Sayre, Pennsylvania to Paul and Regina Cahill Coveney on September 1, 1931. Anne graduated from Athens High School in Pennsylvania and earned a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hill University, a master’s degree from Iowa State University and a doctor of philosophy degree from Cornell University.  Seton Hill recognized her with a Distinguished Alumni Leadership'Award. Her career included academic appointments at Washington State University, Iowa State University and The Ohio State University. In 1992 she retired with emeritus status from the College of Human Ecology at Ohio State University. After retirement, Anne volunteered at the former Holy Rosary Family Shelter in Columbus, with the Maryknoll Sisters Call and Response Program in Guatemala, at the gift shop of the Dominican Sisters of Peace in Mohun Health Care Center, and at her parish of St. Agatha.  She loved her family, treasured her longtime friends from OSU and St.Agatha, books, and traveling. She was blessed with quick wit, and a dry Irish sense of humor. Much enjoyment came from her two cats, Louie & Ella. Anne was predeceased by her parents and a brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Pudenz.  She is survived by her sister, Patricia, and Pat’s husband, Nestor Sozanski; sister, Rita Pudenz; and her sister’s children and grandchildren.  Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 p.m., Prayer Service 5:30 p.m., at the Egan-Ryan Northwest Chapel, 4661 Kenny Rd. A funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday at St. Agatha Church Northam and Andover Rds. Burial at St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Columbus Catholic Worker House, c/o St. James the Less Church, 1614 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus, OH 43224.   Sayre Morning Times – April 12, 2012



Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, May 29, 1935

George Davenport, aged nearly 83 years, died at his home in Deerfield Friday morning.  He was born in Oak Ridge, N.J., son of Charles E. and Betsy E. Sheldon Davenport.  Funeral services were held Sunday at the Austinburg Baptisit church, Rev. M. P. Wheeler, of Troupsburg, officiating; burial at East Troupsburg.


DECKER Vivian Stanton

Age 51, of Elmira, NY, passed away peacefully with the love of her family by her side on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Vivian was born on December 29, 1960 in Elmira, daughter of the late Elmer and Lena (Woodcock) Decker. Vivian will be dearly missed and remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Vivian is survived by her husband, Nevin; children, Tammy Octaviano, Amanda Cerrie, Marry Stevens, Russell Stevens and Roseann Lovato; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 12 p.m. at Vivian's residence.  Star Gazette – April 1, 2012    


DUNNELLS Jeanne Rosenberg

67, of LeRaysville, formerly of Vermont passed away, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose. Born Jan. 12, 1945 in Rutland, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Gerald A. and Frances (Spielman) Dunnells. Her husband Louis A. Rosenberg predeceased her on Oct. 12, 1995. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by her stepfather, Raymond Billings. She was a registered nurse until her retirement.  She was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir.  Jeanne enjoyed spending time with her beloved grandchildren. She also loved her cats, dogs and gardening. Survivors include her sisters, Judi Freeman of Ludlow, Vt. and Kathy Billings of Plymouth, Vt.; brother, Jerry Dunnells of Gallatin, Tenn.; step children, Cheryl, Kenneth, Joel, Eric and Marc; grandchildren Daniel, Benjamin, Melissa, Brenda, Aaron and Nicole; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church of Montrose with her friends, Pastors Joyce Warner and Chuck Link officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, 367 Church Street, Montrose, PA 18801.  Towanda Daily Review – April 4, 2012


FEELEY Charles J. "Charie" Feeley

of Jupiter, FL, died at the age of 80 on March 7, 2012 from respiratory failure while recovering from major surgery. Born in Manhattan, Charlie spent his childhood in the towns of Bergenfield and Tenafly, NJ, where he was raised, after the death of his father Charles when he was seven, by his uncle Jimmy Farrell. After graduation from Tenafly High School, he joined the US Air Force, where he served during the Korean War with the Air Police, attached to the 3rd Aviation Field Depot Squadron of the Strategic Air Command, stationed on the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. After his military service, he attended Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. While at MSU, he met and married Laurie Ann Hohl, of Holland, MI. After college, he became a golf professional, and worked at Twin Orchard Golf Club in Chicago, IL, Canyon Country Club in Palm Springs, CA, and then bought, expanded, and operated Clearbrook Country Club in Saugatuck, MI. Charlie's experience with the expansion of his golf course piqued his interest in golf course design and construction. He joined Fazio Golf Course Designers as a design associate, where he worked for 35 years until his retirement in 2007. He field supervised design, construction and/or renovations of such famous courses as Pinehurst #4, Black Diamond Ranch, and the PGA at the Reserve. Although Charlie had artistic talent his entire life, it wasn't until age 60 that he took up painting, mainly with acrylics, and completed more than 200 paintings, most of which appear on his website, His artistry also carried over into cuisine; as a gourmet chef he took great delight from preparing delicious meals in his well- equipped kitchen. Charlie's generosity was unparalleled, but perhaps his greatest gift to others was making them laugh. His renowned sense of humor and affable style delighted those who had the privilege to talk to him. His keen awareness of life around him, and his personal virtue, were reflected in his motto, "See what you look at, check what you do." He is survived by his sisters Marge Badaracco and Mary (Fred) Van Pelt, cousins Robert and James Farrell, son Timothy Feeley, daughter Jennifer (Ron) Lampman, grandchildren Cody and Chelsea Lampman, great-granddaughter Keira Lampman, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters Loretta and Rita.   In keeping with his final wishes, Charlie's family extends their sincere appreciation to the doctors and staff of the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center for their exemplary care and professionalism during his time as a patient there. Memorial services were held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, March 13, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 3395 Burns Road in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. If donations are desired, the family requests them to be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County.    Star Gazette – April 13, 2012   


FELTON B. Marie Baldwin

mother holds her child’s hand for a little while…..and their hearts forever ~ Our loving mom, B. Marie Baldwin, 69, formerly of Nichols went to her heavenly home and to be reunited with her husband William Baldwin on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Marie was born on April 9, 1942 in Sayre, Pa., daughter of George and Elsie Felton. A loving, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, Marie treasured each moment spent with her family.

She will be greatly missed by her daughters and sons-in-law: Laura and Kenn Briggs of Nichols; Carol and Keith Hopkins of Elon, NC; Teri and David Shumway of Orange, VA; Valarie and Daniel Walker of Haywood, VA; Pam and John Coffman of Brandy Station, VA; her sister and brother-in-law: Rita and Kirk Ellis of Nichols; her grandchildren: Stephanie, Heather, Michael, Amanda, David, Tori, Haley and Ian; several great grandchildren and a niece Lisa (Michael) Mozgawa of Suwanee, Ga. Marie was predeceased by her husband William Baldwin in 2008; grandsons Cody and Stephen.  A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Friday, April 6 from 11-noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration Marie’s life will follow with Pastor Curtis Coffman, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will be in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place CT, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979 in loving memory of B. Marie Baldwin.   Sayre Morning Times – April 3, 2012  


FICE Herbert J. Fice

60, of Frederick Street, Kingston, died on Sunday morning at his home surrounded by his home.  He was born in Waverly, N.Y., and is the son of Theron and Frances Estelle of Shellville, Ga. He graduated from Troy Area High School, class of 1970, and LCCC class of 1997. He served in the U.S. Army with Troop A 4th Squadron, 16th Cavalry and received many awards including Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and Driver and Mechanic Badge. He retired from the army after 20 years of service.  Herbert had resided on Frederick Street in Kingston for many years. He was employed as a mechanic and drove truck for Diamond Glass Company and also most recently for Swift Transportation.  Surviving besides his parents are his wife of 34 years, Debra (Hodgen) Fice; daughter, Heather, Puxsutawney, Pa.; sons, Steven and Brian Fice, Kingston; mother-in-law, Hope Hodgen, Kingston; grandchildren, Nicole, Alex, Allen, Payton; sisters, Debbie O’Hart and her husband, Marty, Senecca, S.C., Becky Campbell, Dawsonville, Ga., Judy Benson, sister-in-law and her husband, Fred, and Phil Nero, brother-in-law; several aunts, uncls and cousins, and faithful furry friend Tippy.  He was a wonderful, loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be sadly missed by his loving family.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m. from the Hugh B. Hughes and Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. Nick Keeney, pastor of the Dorrance on United Methodist Church, officiating.  Friends may call on Saturday from noon until service time at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to Dorranceton United Methodist Church, 549 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, or the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, 18702   Sayre Morning Times – April 11, 2012    


FISH Doyle James Fish

66, of 126 North Buffalo St., Elkland, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at his home.  Born Aug. 17, 1945, in Wellsboro, he is the son of William and Beverly (Boom) Fish.  He graduated Wellsboro Area High School in 1963. He pitched for the high school baseball team from 1961 – 1963. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965 and served in the Vietnam War during 1966 – 1967. He married Nicoletta (Tallarida) on Sept. 17, 1974. He retired from Corning Inc. after 40 years of service. Doyle was a member of Elkland Moose Lodge #746 and served as trustee, governor, bar manager and steward, a member of the Cowanesque Valley Rod and Gun Club, Cowanesque Lodge #351 F & A. M., the Knoxville Deerfield Fire Department, Knoxville VFW #6753 and the National Rifle Association. He attended the Keeneyville United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife, "Nikki;" his son, Tommy Focht and Danielle Labarr of Nelson; his daughter, Tammy Lee and Mark Rodriguez of Elkland; his grandchildren, Nicole and Jessica Lee, Jesse Shutter, Nathan and Natasha Focht, Chelsea Stewart; his father and step-mother, Bill and Marjorie Fish of Middlebury Center; a brother, Mike and Vivian Fish of Middlebury Center; sisters, Gay and Gary Oswandel of Harrisburg, Janie and Tom Kerr of Wellsboro, Carol and George Kennedy of Middletown; also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly; his brother, David Fish; and nephews, Jeff and Scott Cloos.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland on Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., with Lay Pastor Ellen Bartholomew officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Women of the Moose #988, Elkland Moose Lodge, Main St., Elkland, Pa. 16920.   Wellsboro Gazette – April 6, 2012    


FISHER Janice M. "Jan" (Fisher) Wills

of Greece, NY, died March 31, 2012 at age 63. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Peter N. Wills; mother, Gerry Fisher; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Cy and Gerry Wills. She is survived by her son, Peter Jr. (Theresa) Wills; father, Wilbur Fisher; sister, Laura (Kevin) McGurgan; brother, William (Pon) Fisher; sister-in-law, Marilyn Smith; nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Todd) and Dylan Gustafson, William Jr., Gavin and Ryan Fisher, Caitlin, Megan and Brian McGurgran, Daryl Smith. For more information about Jan, visit Jan's visitation will be on Tuesday, April 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the BARTOLOMEO & PEROTTO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1411 Vintage Lane (between Rte. 390 & Long Pond Rd.). Her Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 10 AM at Church of the Ascension (1360 Lake Ave., Rochester, NY 14613). Interment Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Church of the Ascension in Jan's memory.    Star Gazette – April 3, 2012  


FISHER Lawrence E. Fisher

64, died on Friday, April 6, 2012 at his home. Larry is survived by his mother, Frances Fisher; siblings, Patricia Dorio, Dennis Fisher and Jacqueline Fisher; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Larry was born on August 14, 1947 in Sayre, PA. He was a graduate of Huntetron Central School in New Jersey and Elmira College. Larry owned and operated the Bentley Creek General Store, loved spending time in the country, hunting and fishing. He was predeceased by his father, John T. Fisher in 1999.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, April 17th at 4pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Deacon Michael Donovan, officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Tuesday, from 3 to 4pm.   Star Gazette – April 13, 2012   


FISHER Kathleen F. Urner

84, of Wellsboro, Pa., died April 5, 2012 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was the wife of Harry N. Urner, who predeceased her in 1985. Kathleen was born Nov. 16, 1927, Tamaqua, Pa., the daughter of J. Charles Fisher and Anna Labie. She was employed by Bell Telephone Co., Pottstown, Pa., for 10 years. In addition, she was employed at Firestone Tire & Rubber and The Hill School, both in Pottstown, Pa. Kathleen was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, Pa., and a past member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Pottstown, Pa.  Surviving are two sons, Paul D. Urner, Wellsboro, Pa., Mark A. (Brenda) Urner, Muncy Valley, Pa.; grandchildren, Mark R. and Sara K. Urner and several nieces and nephews.  Kathleen was predeceased by a sister, Leona C. Keim and a brother, Joseph Charles Fisher.  Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. Memorial mass will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church on Saturday April 14, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. with Rev John Chmil officiating.  Williamsburg Sun Gazette – April 7, 2012    



Former Penn Van resident Anna Bailey, died peacefully on Sunday, April 8, 2012 in Elmira. Friends may call at Weldon Funeral Home, 102 East Main St., Penn Van, Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. where funeral services will follow visitation at 1:00. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

Anna was born in Elkland, PA on July 9, 1922 to Antonio and Domenica Giantomasi. She loved her family and she loved life, never failing to notice and give thanks for the beauty that surrounded her. Special thanks to the Staff at Bethany Manor Nursing Home where she has resided recently. "Your compassion and caring attention to all of her needs will never be forgotten".  Predeceased by her husband Jack Bailey on March 28, 2003 she is survived by her sister Adaline Beebe of Knoxville, PA; four loving sons David (Mary) Bailey, Canandaigua. Dennis (Jeanne) Bailey, Elmira, James Bailey, Penn Van and Jack Bailey, Geneva. She is also survived by many loving grandchildren whom she, in return, loved so dearly.  Star Gazette – April 10, 2012  


GRUVER Meikah Ashlynn- Nicole Gruver

two months old, died on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Geisinger Hospital in Danville. Born in January, she was the daughter of Christopher Gruver and Nicole Sands of Meshoppen.  She was preceded in death by two cousins, Britney Giberson and Antonia Kalacinski.  She is survived by her maternal grandparents, Tammy Giberson and Jeremy Whitney; maternal great-grandparents, Pearl and Harry Giberson and Larry Whitney; paternal grandparents, Daniel and Gladys Gruver and paternal great-grandparents Irene and Lenard Gruver and Rhea Johnston, all of Meshoppen; brothers, Jace Donavan and Leland Sands; sister, Kaylonah Welch; aunts, Traci Vaow, Ashley Welch, Courtney and Lauren Gruver; uncles, Robert Sands, Robert Vaow and Jesse Gruver and several cousins.  Funeral services were held on Monday, April 2 at noon from the Sheldon- Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor Dorothy Rugg. Interment will be held in Union Hill Cemetery, Mehoopany. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – April 5, 2012  


GUSS Henry Guss

80, of Mansfield, Pa., died Sunday, April 8, 2012. He was born July 17, 1931, the youngest son of Joseph and Sophie Burnal Guss, in their farmhouse in Douglassville, Pa.  Henry was an avid outdoorsman, an owner/operator of Spring Valley View Farm, a successful dairy farm in Mansfield, Pa.  Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mildred Horchak Guss; his daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Steven Whipple of Mansfield, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law, David and Suzann Guss of Mansfield, Pa.; and granddaughter, Kristina (Justin) Peters of Williamsport, Pa. Henry is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents and six brothers, John, Michael, Walter, Morris, Anthony, Joseph and sister, Sophie Guss Eddinger of Douglassville, Pa.  At Henry's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. The family wishes to thank everyone at The Green Home in Wellsboro, Pa., for their compassionate care. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. is assisting the family.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – April 10, 2012  


HATCH Neil A. Hatch

38, of Tallow Hill Rd., Spencer, died with his family at his side on Friday, April 6, 2012, at his home. Neil was born on April 11, 1973 in Waverly, a son of Mary (Bensley) and the late Albert R. Hatch. He was a graduate of Spencer Van Etten High School where he participated in football and basketball. Neil was a Certified Floor Technician for Ithaca College. An avid sports enthusiast, Neil enjoyed golf, bowling, wrestling, and coaching his kids' soccer teams. In addition, he loved to spend time on his 4-wheeler, snow mobile, and taking his kids on lawn mower tractor rides. He is survived by his mother, Mary; fiancée, Angela Long; his children, Kenneth Alexander Hatch, Raquel Renee Hatch, Ethan Alan Hatch; stepchildren, Autumn and Camren; his brother, Brian Hatch; sisters, Tina E. Hatch, Anita R. (Mark Garrett) Hatch; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Neil was predeceased by his father, Albert R. Hatch on August 21, 2008; his maternal grandparents, Paul and Blanche Bensley; paternal grandparents, Roland and Lela Hatch. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of calling hours and time of sharing memories on Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 2-6 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Family of Neil Hatch, 12 Tallow Hill Rd., Spencer, NY 14883 in loving memory of Neil A. Hatch.     Star Gazette – April 10, 2012


HEALY Kay Healy-Kerr

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 niece 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 grandparents 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 – April 1, 2012 


HEISEL Max H. Heisel

age 78, of Stony Fork Rd, Wellsboro, PA., died April 10, 2012. He was born April 15, 1933, in Rochester, NY.  The son of William C. Heisel and Gertrude A. Vick. Max was retired from the U.S. Air Force, the former Dresser-Rand, Burns Security, Wellsboro, Pa., and a correction officer, at the Tioga County Prison. Max attended the Tioga Baptist Church, Tioga, PA.; He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #1147 Wellsboro, PA., Max served in all Lodge Chairs and held the Moose's Highest Honor, the Pilgrim Degree of Merit. He was a former member I.A.M. Local 1965, Wellsboro, PA., (District 58 delegate), I.A.M. Local 1090, Canton, PA. Max was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Survived by a son, Michael P. Heisel, Munich, Germany; a sister, Margaret E. McMaster, Penfield, NY; granddaughter, Fabian Fadume, a nephew, Timothy McMaster, Penfield, NY; Max was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Gisela Fadume, a brother, George H. Heisel, and a sister Olga Heisel, nephew, Bill McMaster. Friends and Family are invited to Max's Life Celebration on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 6-9PM, with Moose Pilgrim Service at 8PM, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA., Funeral, Saturday, 11AM at the funeral home with Rev. Donald Miller officiating. Burial Riverside Cemetery Rochester NY. In Lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made in Max's name to Mooseheart Moosehaven Endowment Fund, Moose Charities, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539 or the American Cancer Assoc., 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA.  Star Gazette – April 10, 2012   


HOHL Laurie Ann Herman

76, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died peacefully at Treasure Coast Hospice on April 4, 2012, after a short illness. Shortly after her birth in 1936 in Milwaukee, WI, Laurie moved with her family to Holland, MI. At the age of 12, Laurie became involved with the then-new sport of water skiing. She toured with the Tommy Bartlett water skiing shows, and was a performer on the water skiing team at Cypress Gardens. She also skied competitively, and won the Women's North American Overall Championship in 1956. After graduating from Holland High School, she attended Michigan State University, married, had two children, and lived in Palm Springs, CA, and Saugatuck MI, before moving to Florida in the early 1970's. Laurie was also an artist, and while in Florida, she created and sold needlepoint designs from her home in North Palm Beach. In the late 1970's, she returned to Michigan, remarried, and became active in The Daughters Of The King, a worldwide Episcopal Church woman's organization, and eventually served a term as the organization's president. Laurie and her husband Ron moved to Port St. Lucie in 2001. Laurie remained active in the Episcopal Church and the Daughters Of The King. Laurie's love of life, her devotion to her family, her art, and her outstanding culinary talents made her a beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother. The light in her eyes and the warmth of her smile, eclipsed only by the love in her heart, will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege to know her. Laurie is survived by her husband Ron Herman, and son Timothy Feeley, both of Port St. Lucie, daughter Jennifer Lampman (Ron) of Syracuse, NY, grandchildren Cody and Chelsea Lampman, great-granddaughter Keira Lampman, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Verne and Lorraine Hohl, and brother Verne Hohl, Jr.  Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at The Episcopal Church of the Nativity at 1151 SW Del Rio Blvd. in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  Star Gazette – April 13, 2012


HUSSONG Wayne E. Hussong

81, of Jenningsville, PA went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 31, 2012, surrounded by his family and Father Joseph J. Manarchuck. Born in Milwaukee, WI, he was the son of the late Raymond P. and Clara A. Heisel Hussong. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Wyalusing. Wayne graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1948. Mr. Hussong was a surveyor and served two terms as county surveyor in Door County, WI, prior to coming to Pennsylvania in 1967. For 19 years, he had been a project manager with Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, Mehoopany. He retired in January 1990. Wayne was also employed as a consultant with KBA Engineering, Consulting Engineers, McTish, Kunkel and Associates, Consulting Engineers, the U.S Census Bureau and as a Transportation inspector with the Scranton District of PennDOT. Mr. Hussong was formerly a member of the American Congress of surveying and mapping, the National Society of Professional Surveyors, The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors where he served two years as secretary for the  Pocono Chapter, the American Legion and the National Rifle Association/ Institute for Legislative Action. He served four years in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  Wayne was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Hussong of Madison, WI. Survivors include his wife, of 56 years, the former Joyce Orsted; two daughters, Ms. Theresa Stark of Factoryville and Ms. Lizabeth Lane of Tunkhannock; a son, Wayne M. with his wife, Linda (Vogrin) Hussong of Jenningsville. He also has five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mary of The Assumption Church, Wyalusing, with Father Joseph J. Manarchuck presiding. Friends called on Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Anthony Cemetery Association, c/o Pete Hatton, 194 Crow Hill Rd., Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – April 5, 2012    


INGHRAM Jr. David Ross

Age 78, loving known as Dave to his family and many friends, of Haines City, FL, formerly of Westfield, PA, was called home to the Lord on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, FL. Born April 4, 1933 in Mansfield, PA he is the son of the late David R. and Edna F. (Hull) Inghram, Sr.  He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from CNG after 40 years of service as the Superintendent of Compression of underground storage fields. He was a member of the St. John Episcopal Church in Westfield and the River Valley Country Club. He married Betty (Thorne-Atwell) and they moved from Middlebury Center, PA to Haines City, FL in 1994. Settling in to the Sweetwater Community, Dave was active in many areas. Being an outgoing man, he made many friends who will surely miss him.  Dave is survived by: Wife - Betty; Sons - David Ross (Gene Velasquez) Inghram, III of Lititz, PA, and Craig Inghram of Sugar Hills, GA; Daughter - Annetta Tewes of Dawson City, TX; Step Daughter - Pam (Jeff) Gertzen of Harrison Valley, PA; Sister - Diane (Marlin) Parsons of Virginia Beach, VA; 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and 2 nephews. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral home obituary – April 5, 2012 



80, of Galeton, PA, died Monday, April 2, 2012. Born November 8, 1931, in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of Howard and Mary Watkins Kirkendall. He was married to the former Donna Grant, who survives. Jack was a 1949 graduate of Galeton High School. A Korean War Veteran, he served honorably with the US Navy from 1951 - 1955. He owned and operated Galeton Motor Sales for many years and was a school bus driver in the Galeton Area School District for 35 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Galeton. Surviving besides his wife, Donna, are two daughters, Kathi Eskesen of Mansfield, PA and Patti Kirkendall of Horseheads, NY; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Kirkendall of Springville, NY. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Maurice Kirkendall and Robert Kirkendall. Friends may call at the First Presbyterian Church, Galeton on Friday, April 6, 2012 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM, with Funeral Services at 3:00 PM. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III and the Rev. John Prouty will co-officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Goodyear Hose Company or the Gale Hose Ambulance, Galeton, PA 16922. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Star Gazette – April 4, 2012    


KRAPF Andrew William Krapf

73, of Lyle Road, Smithboro, N.Y., died on Thursday, March 29, 2012, following a period of declining health.  Andy was born on March 25, 1939 in Amityville, N.Y. a son of the late Henry W. and Marie (Schwender) Krapf. On July 23, 1960, he married Phyllis and together they enjoyed nearly 52 year of marriage.   Andy is survived by his wife, Phyllis Pelham Krapf; his children: Christopher Krapf; Kathleen (Lawrence) Taylor; Andrew (Felicia) Krapf; a brother and sister-in-law: William and Trudy Krapf; sister, Marguerite “Peg” Wheeler; grandchildren: Raymond, Timothy, Christopher Jr., Zachary and Katelyn; a great grandson Elliott; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive.  Abiding with his wishes, services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Sayre Morning Times – April 3, 2012   


LaBAR Bernard H. LaBar

Bernard H. LaBar, 79, of Coudersport, PA, died Thursday, April 5, 2012 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  Born June 21, 1932, in Westfield, PA, he was the son of LaVerne and Eva Weeks LaBar.  On January 23, 1953, in Wellsville, NY, he married the former Agnes L. Greenman, who predeceased him on December 27, 2011.  He was employed by Cole Memorial Hospital and Quikfill in Coudersport.  Bernard was a member of the First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hebron.  Surviving are:  a son, Roger (Tammy) LaBar of Coudersport;  five grandchildren;  seven great-grandchildren;  two sisters, Helen Seeley of Galeton, PA and Edith White of Westfield;  and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by three brothers, Fred, Laverne Jr., and Don.  The family will receive friends privately at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM.  A fellowship time will follow at the Coudersport Fire Hall at 12:00 Noon.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Coudersport Ambulance Association or the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Company, Coudersport, PA 16915.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – April 6, 2012 


LARRABEE Ruth Brewer

Age 80 of Breesport, NY. She was born August 9, 1931 in Wysox, PA daughter of the late Horace and Frances Jane (Higley) Larrabee and died Saturday, March 31, 2012 at home. She was predeceased by her son Ronald Brewer and grandson Joseph Brewer and is survived by her children Dean of Breesport, Diane Bliss of Manassas, VA, Robert and Richard both of Elmira; 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, April 6th from 3 to4 pm. Her funeral service will follow at 4 pm. Chaplain Meredith Tifft will officiate.   Star Gazette – April 5, 2012  


LaSHURE Raymond P. LaShure

age 88, of Painted Post, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Corning Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Raymond worked for the Ingersoll-Rand Company as a tool and die maker. He is survived by his wife, Grace; one daughter, Mary Beth LaShure of Painted Post; three sons, Frank LaShure of Painted Post, James Lashure of Painted Post, and Raymond (Marylin) LaShure of Austintown, OH; sister, Mary LaShure of Seneca Falls, NY; granddaughters, Jessica and Kathryn LaShure; brother-in-law, Fran Avagliano of Corning, NY; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First Street in Corning, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning with full Military Honors.   Star Gazette – April 2, 2012   


MOTYER Alise M. Swayze

As winter has slipped into the renewal of Spring, Alise M. Swayze has slipped into resurrected life. She died March 17, 2012 in Richmond, VA at the age of 96.  She was born on July 27, 1915 in Kingston, Pennsylvania, to Henry and Myrtle (Nesbitt) Motyer. She spent most of her happy childhood growing up on the family farm along the banks of the Susquehanna River near Towanda. She graduated from Towanda High School in 1934 and from Mansfield State Teachers College (Mansfield University) in 1938. She began her teaching career in Laceyville, then moved to Canton where she taught several different grades in the elementary school until 1966 when she relocated to Florida with her husband, Alden Swayze.  Her love of teaching eventually brought her back into the classroom in Ormond Beach, Florida, where she taught for several more years until she retired in 1983.  In 1996 she moved back to Canton where she renewed old friendships and made many new friends. She enjoyed playing Bridge with her friends and participating in the many activities at Cedar Ridge. She was active with Canton Ecumenical Parish and the Canton Village Improvement Association. She was an avid reader and possessed a wondrous love of nature throughout her life.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Leonce Motyer.  She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn (Robert) Ellis of Richmond, Virginia, and son, John (Linda) Swayze of Towanda. She had three grandchildren: Maria Ellis Lynn, of Richmond VA, Karyn Ellis of Arrington VA, and Katherine Swayze Decker of Jim Thorpe, PA. There are five great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be scheduled at the convenience of the family.   Canton Independent Sentinel - April 3, 2012 


NOCKEL Mary M. Brewster

Age 93 and longtime resident of Hibbard Ave., Horseheads, died at home surrounded by her family on Tues., Apr. 3, 2012. She was born in Corning on Aug. 6, 1918 to Peter and Marie (Knoll) Nockel and was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, in 1986. She is survived by her sons and daughter, John (Joann) Brewster of Horseheads, NY, Raymond (Susan) Brewster of Pine City, NY and Julie (William) McAlinn of Horseheads; step-daughter, June Colandro of Spencer, NY; grandchildren, Michael and Michell Brewster, Kyle and Erica McAlinn, Denise Kirkendall, Danielle (Darren) Connell; great grandchildren, Aubry Kirkendall, Chloe Myers and soon to be, Baby Connell; several nieces and nephews including David Taylor of Berwyn, PA. Mary was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. She was born and raised in Corning and a retired clerk with S.F. Iszard's at the Arnot Mall. In her earlier years she worked for Corning Inc. and the Corning Box factory. In addition to her husband she was also predeceased by her daughter, Susan Jo Brewster and step-daughter, Gladys Albert. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Good Friday Apr. 6, 2012 from 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. and again from 4-5:00 p.m. Her service will follow at 5:00 p.m. Burial in St. Mary's, Corning. Those wishing may also remember Mary with memorials to Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox St., Elmira, NY 14901.    Star Gazette – April 5, 2012 


NOLAN Mary Rita McHale

Age 93, of Waverly, New York died on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. The daughter of the late John and Mary Nolan. Mary was previously employed by the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. She is survived by her nephew, Stephen(Elaine) Lillie of Binghamton, New York.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Blessed Trinity Parish St. James Church, Chemung Street, Waverly, New York with the Rev. William A. Moorby honoring Mary's life at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one's favorite charity. Funeral Arrangements by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.   


PALADINO Jerry J. Paladino

age 88, of Odessa, NY died on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Georgia and daughters, Terri Poulin and Michelle (John) Bouvier and sister, Maria Vincenza (Mary) Paladino. He graduated with a Masters degree in Accounting and a degree in Teaching from Canisius College. He went on to become a U.S. Customs Inspector until his retirement. Jerry was a veteran of WWII, serving in Burma. He was known for his generosity, compassion, and faith. He had a wonderful passion for dancing with Georgia, who he whisked around the dance floor, with such eligance and grace. For many years there were endless foster children for whom he cared for, each one touching his heart in a special way. He vigorously wrote letters of compassion for children of abortion, spreading the Catholic belief of ProLife, without life we have nothing. He was Volunteer of the Year, in more than one heart, giving endless hours of playing cards with whomever had the desire to play. From the inmates, to the elderly, he did not discriminate. Jerry found the good in everyone. All who knew Jerry, were in some way touched by his ways, theories, and readings. He will be sorely missed. Jerry was a Lector and communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake church. Along with his wife and daughters, he leaves behind, grandsons, Chet (Ayumi) Pereira, Deric Paladino, Joey (Danielle) Paladino, John Bouvier Jr., granddaughter, Samantha Therese Bouvier and great grandchildren, Arianna Pereira, Wanderlei and Max Paladino. He was predeceased by his parents, Theodore and Caroline (Licursi) Paladino, sister, Laverne Fox; brother, Dominic Angelo Paladino; and mother in law, Elizabeth Beattie Pert.  Friends and familly may call from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th from 2pm to 4pm at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 5th St., Watkins Glen, NY. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3 pm on Sunday, April 15th at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Jerry's name may make a donation to either Catholic Medical Mission Board, 10 West 17th st. New York, NY 10011-5765 or to the Catholic Ministries Appeal, c/o Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Rd., Rochester, NY 14624 .Star Gazette – April 13, 2012      


PAYSON Kain Nixon

Infant son of Christopher and Jill (Sanders) Payson died Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister Abbie; maternal grandparents Tammy and Ronnie Dunn; maternal great grandparents Deloris and Thelton Sanders; paternal grandparents Sandy and Darrell Gilbert, Andrew Payson along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will take place in Bridgeport, TX with interment in Eastside Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Star Gazette – April 2, 2012 


PROUTY Clarice Reid

84, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Boyertown, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 in her home.   Born October 15, 1927, in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Harold and Clara Brough Prouty.  Surviving are: two daughters, June (David) Nyman and Kathy Sturdevant, both of Ulysses; two sons, Thomas (Deborah) Reid of Douglassville, PA and Shawn Reid of Boyertown, PA; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Paula) Prouty of Feasterville, PA.  She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Reid; a son, Doug Reid; a great-grandson, Douglass S. Reid; one brother; and two sisters.  A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 5, 2012 in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. The Rev. Paul G. Caram will officiate.    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – April 1, 2012   


ROBINSON Emery Joseph Robinson

8, of Blatchley Rd., Windsor, N.Y. died with his family at his side on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at the Geisinger Hospital in Danville, Pa. Emery was born on April 27, 2003 a son of Jacob Robinson and Abigail Williams. Emery loved to be surrounded by his family and enjoyed watching Spongebob Squarepants and Veggie Tales, listening to music and having books read to him. He will be missed by his parents, Jacob Robinson and special friend Dale Frear of Windsor; Abbi Williams Robinson of Endicott; twin brother Avery Moyle Robinson; sister Aubrey Morgan Robinson, age 12; Dale's children, Tyler and Noah; grandparents Elton and Patti Robinson, Rodney and Shelley Ford, Mern and Josephine Stroud, and Russell and Jan Williams; great grandparents Eleanor Thompson, Joan Edsell, and Floyd Robinson; aunts and uncles Jeffrey Williams, Matthew (Kristin Hodge) Robinson, Tina (Patrick) Maynard, Joshua (Jennifer) Ford, Justin (Dlouisa) Ford, Nicci Heeman, and Angie Oliver; several great aunts and uncles, among them a favorite great aunt, Peggy Edsell; and cousins Taylor, Jordan, Lillie, Mallorie, Emelie, Genesis, Warren, Demos, Justin and Thomas.  A special thank you to nurses Merilee, Tina, Trisha, Pat, Debbie, Dave and to the therapist and teachers who showed their love and cared for Emery; your kindnesses will never be forgotten. Emery was welcomed into heaven by his grandparents, Leland Thompson, Fern and Bob Pond, Francis Williams, Moyle Edsell, Ethel Robinson, Lloyd and Virginia Ford.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 14 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services for Emery will follow at noon. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Ronald MacDonald House, PO Box 300, Danville, PA 17821; The Janet Weis Children's Hospital, 100 Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17821; Make A Wish,; A Room To Heal, Inc., PO Box 503, Vestal, NY 13850; So. Tier Independence Center, 135 E. Frederick St., Binghamton, NY 13904; Sunshine Valley Wesleyan Church, 407 Blatchley Rd., Windsor, NY 13865 or the Herrickville Wesleyan Church, 514 Jennings Rd, Wyalusing, PA 18853 in loving memory of Emery J. Robinson.  Towanda Daily Revue – April 11, 2012    


ROSAR Marjorie Rosar Cunningham

Age 96 of Elmira. Her spirit left on the wings of her angel, Sunday, April 1, 2012. Marjorie was born in Elmira, NY November 12, 1915, daughter of the late Christy Rosar Sr. and Cecile Randall. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Guy Cunningham in 1982 and brother, Christy Rosar Jr. 2006. Marjorie attended Central City Business Institute after high school obtaining a degree as an executive secretary. During World War II Marjorie was employed by Bendix Corporation in the time office. She worked for Corning Glass locally until she transferred to their new design department in New York City. It was there she met and married her husband, Robert Cunningham. She attended NYU earning an associate degree in Art, and Mercy College earning a bachelor's degree in Art. She worked in later years for United Presbyterian Church, retiring in 1980, moving from her home in Yorktown Heights to Ocala, Florida. During her 18 years in Florida she made many lifelong friends. It was there in Ocala she joined a writing class called "The Pen Hens" having a lot of her writings published yearly in books. Her love of horses lead her to purchase two mares "My Diploma and Burmese Diplomat" racing them at local tracks never winning much but enjoying the challenge.   Marjorie is survived by her sister, Deloris E. Dunham of Horseheads; Darlene Moses of Elmira, her friend and personal care giver for the last 10 years. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.  A Memorial Service will take place at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892-9584. Arrangements are with the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY.  Star Gazette – April 8, 2012   


RYAN Mary Catherine Ryan

R.N., age 97, of Dushore, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Troy Community Hospital. Mary Catherine was born in Sayre, on Aug. 21, 1914, a daughter of the late Joseph A. Sr. and Margaret Doyle Ryan. The family moved to Cherry Township in 1919. Catherine attended the one-room Barth School and graduated from St. Basil's High School in 1933 and was the last surviving member of that class. She soon moved to Philadelphia and graduated from St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia in 1937. She went on to post-graduate studies in eye care and in contagious diseases, particularly children's contagious diseases, at North Philadelphia Municipal Hospital. She then moved to Pittsburgh where she worked as a supervisor of contagious diseases in the Presbyterian Hospital. Returning to Philadelphia, Catherine continued studying and took the Dept. of Health's civil service test, after which she served as a public health nurse in parochial schools during the school year and in health clinics during the summer.  For 20 months, from her 1944 enlistment until the war ended, Mary Catherine was a Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps, where she worked in numerous departments: surgical, medical, contagious disease, orthopedic, eye care, and transportation. She worked on a "troop train" on which men and women were delivered to various hospitals, according to their needs. She particularly remembers one very ill soldier who was delivered by train to Chicago, near his home. Whatever the circumstances or destination, Mary Catherine made sure that all soldiers were treated with dignity and respect. She received a letter of appreciation for her services from President Harry S Truman.  After the war Miss Ryan continued as a public health nurse (Child Hygiene) for many years. She then went to work in neonatal care at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also worked at the Wills Eye Hospital and the VA Hospital, both in Philadelphia. Later she did home patient care and physical therapy. She enjoyed volunteering her time and service at nursing homes as well. She always had great respect for the display of the American flag. She received a certificate in recognition of volunteer service in behalf of the veteran's patients through the Veterans Administration Voluntary Service Program.  Mary Catherine was a member of St. Basil's Catholic Church, Dushore, and a past post commander of the Helen Fairchild Nurses Post No. 412, as well as being a life member of the American Legion, Loyalsock Post No. 996. Miss Ryan enjoyed the membership in Catholic Golden Age, Catholic Knights of St. George, The Ladies of Charity, Archdioceses of Philadelphia, American Association of Retired Persons, and St. Agnes Alumni Association She was a member of the Red Cross Nurses for Disaster Purpose and was a lector and minister of special communion at St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church in Philadelphia.   In 1974 Catherine received an award "Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Membership" in recognition of outstanding service to all people regardless of race or faith from the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor, Philadelphia. In 2006 Rep. Tina Pickett honored her with a Commendation and a medal from the Pa. House of Representatives. The American Heart Association presented her with a certificate of appreciation for her volunteer services at blood drives.  Mary Catherine enjoyed gardening, crocheting and reading.  Surviving are her niece and nephews, Josie Romano of Dushore, Michael Ryan of Dushore, and Jerome Ryan of Chicago, Ill. Mary Catherine was predeceased by her brothers John Ryan, Dec. 15, 1928, Joseph (Tony) Ryan, Aug. 12, 1999, and Thomas Ryan, March 24, 2005 and nephews, Robert Ryan, Dec. 13, 1979 and Bernard Ryan, April 5, 2007.  A Transferal Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, with Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery.  Her family will provide the flowers. Memorials may be directed to St. Basil's Church, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614 for a fund for the neediest.  Friends may call on from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012 at the funeral home. Members of IHM parish Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion, Dushore.    Towanda Daily Review – April 13, 2012  


SAUNDERS Robert L. Saunders, Jr.

64, of Corning, NY, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 surrounded by his loving family at his home. Bob was born in Corning, NY, on June 20, 1947 to Robert L. and the late Ila (Case) Saunders. He married Marilyn (Benjamin) Saunders on April 8, 1967 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Corning.  He was a Supervisor employed by Reitech Corporation in Elmira, NY for many years and also the Crystal City Café and Bakery.  He enjoyed several years of hunting, fishing, and camping. He had a great love of the outdoors.  He was also an avid Yankees fan.  Bob is survived by his wife Marilyn Saunders, daughter Julie Saunders Barclay of Charlotte, NC, and two sons: Robert and Michael Saunders of Corning, NY, his father Robert L. Saunders, sister Nancy (Leon) Stonier of Tunkhannock, PA, and brother Thomas (Deborah) Saunders of Big Flats, NY, grand-children: Holly, Robert, Keith, And Jordan, and great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.  Calling hours will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church, 191 Bridge Street, Corning, NY on Monday April 2nd, 2012 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.  Arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY 14830.  Corning Leader – April 1, 2012


SEARLE Melissa M. "Babe" Kulago

Age 88, died on Good Friday, April 6, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 13, 1924 in Elmira, NY to the late William and Melissa (Dewaine) Searle. Melissa was predeceased by her brothers, Leonard and Arthur Searle and sister, Myrtle Vaughan. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Karpinski of Elmira; grandchildren, Marleia (Don) Eisenhower of SC & VA, and Danny Joe (Ashley) Wandell of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Ryan Mace of Elmira, Brittany Mace of VA, Justin Wandell of Elmira and Libby Bustamante of Elmira; great-great-grandchildren, Monika, Alexandra and Giuseppe Bustamante, Nicholas Woodcock, Arianna Faith Mace and Tristen Alexander Mace and one more on the way; sister, Shirley (Richard) Card of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Melissa was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Elmira Moose Club. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 11th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will follow there at 8 p.m. with Father Richard Farrell officiating.  Star Gazette – April 8, 2012   


SEVERN Thomas "Tom" Severn

58, of Sayre, Pa., died on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born on July 19, 1953 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Robert and Dorothy Knouse Severn.  Tom was known by many Valley residents. He attended BLaST Intermediate Unit No. 17 Classes in Athens and was attending Penn York Opportunities at the time of his death. He was a member of the Athens Boy Scout Troop.  He is predeceased by his father Robert Severn, maternal grandparents Hazel and H.J. Knouse, and paternal grandparents Ollie and Robert Graves.  Tom is survived by his mother Dorothy Severn of Sayre, Pa.; sister Mary Lou (Claude) Palmer of Waverly, N.Y.; brothers Gary Severn of Sayre, Pa. and Randy Severn of Sayre, Pa.; niece Maryanne Geiss of Waverly, N.Y.; nephew Scott (Penney) Geiss of East Smithfield, Pa.; grand-nieces Elizabeth and Emily Geiss of East Smithfield, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends, and his cat Piglet.  Family and friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A celebration of life service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made in Tom's memory to: Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 or Penn York Opportunities, ATF Program, 101 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 c/o Sue Scudder.  Towanda Daily Review – April 9, 2012   


SHUYLER Laura Mae Shuyler

70, of the Martha Lloyd Community, died on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Laura was born on October 21, 1941 in Savillesville, MD, daughter of the late Earl and Ruth (Tressler) Shuyler. She has been a part of the Martha Lloyd Community for the past 46 years. She enjoyed sing and bowling.  Surviving are sisters: Mary (James) Heller, Dillsburg, PA, and Charlotte “Patsy” Shuyler, Waynesboro, PA, Linda Smith, Littlestown, PA; brother Terry Shuyler, Sikeston, MO; nieces: Patricia Sager, Dillsburg, PA, Daphene Williamson, Pensacola, FL, and nephew James Michael Heller, Hanover, PA.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  Memorial service to honor Laura’s life will be held at a later date at the Martha Lloyd Community. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Troy, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made in Laura’s memory to the Martha Lloyd Community, 66 Lloyd Lane Troy, PA 16947.   Canton Independent Sentinel - April 3, 2012     


SIMONS Amy V. Thomas

Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, March 10, 1938 

Mrs. Amy Thomas, 69, died at her home here last Thursday, following a two weeks’ illness.  She was born at Austinburg, March 30, 1869, the daughter of Richard and Dinah Hallock Simons.  In early life she married Charles Cook who died 43 years ago.  Later she married Fred Thomas, who died in 1913.  She was a member of the Baptist church.  Mrs. Thomas is survived by a son, Guy Cook, of Allegany, N.Y.; four daughters, Mrs. Harry Lounsberrry, of Lindley, N.Y., Mrs. Earl Cook, of Elmira, Mrs. Myron West and Mrs. Theodore Weld, both of Wellsboro; two step-sons, Charles Thomas and George Davenport, of Elkland; and several grandchildren; also one sister, Mrs. Harry Bonny, of Hornell; two brothers, Perry Simons of Austinburg, and George Simons, of Woodhull, R.D.  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Evans funeral home with burial in the South Woodhull Cemetery.  The Rev. Charles W. Sheriff, Wellsboro Baptist Church pastor, officiated.    


SMITH Ronald L. Smith

60, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Elizabethtown, PA and Clarksville, TN, died Thursday, April 12, 2012 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  Born June 21, 1951, in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of Lehman and Ruth Young Smith.  A US Army Veteran, he served honorably from 1971 – 1994.  He was employed by Level 3 in Coudersport for 15 years. Ron was a member of the Bingham Center Bible Church and Eulalia Lodge No. 342 F&AM in Coudersport. He enjoyed golfing, photography, carpentry and loved his Shelby.  Surviving are: his wife, the former Susan C. Ransom; his mother, Ruth Smith of Elizabethtown, PA; two daughters, Michelle Smith and Melinda Smith, both of Clarksville, TN; two step-sons, Travis (Neena) Brown of Ulysses, PA and Andrew (Sara) Brown of Seminary, MS; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. Barry (Suzanne) Smith of Elizabethtown and Dr. Samuel (Deborah) Smith of Middletown, PA; two sisters, Diane (Thomas) Burke of Bainbridge, PA and Cheryl Hocutt of Elizabethtown; eight nieces and nephews; six grandnieces and grandnephews; aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Deena Robinson Smith; and his father, Lehman Smith. Friends may call Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2:00 PM. Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate.  Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.  A Masonic Service will be held 8:30 PM Saturday in the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bingham Center Church, Genesee, PA 16923.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise– April 13, 2012     


SNYDER The Rev. William A. Snyder

died on Sunday, April 08, 2012, at Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg, at the age of 99 years.  He is survived by daughters, Sandra Lea Kendall of Long Island, N.Y., Judy Snyder King of Hollister, Calif.; and granddaughter, Wendy Sherrock of Sanford, Fla. His wife of 62 years, Dorothy, preceded him in death in 2002. Bill was born in Tower City, to parents Alfred and Mary Snyder.  Bill was a Methodist minister for 42 years in the Central Pennsylvania Conference serving eight different churches. He graduated from Dickinson College in 1933 and Drew University in 1936. He served on the Central Pennsylvania Board of Pensions for 33 years Bill enjoyed being part of the Rotary Organization for 33 years in several different cities. His interests were music, gardening, traveling with his wife, stamp and coin collecting. He was a member of the Chi Rho (Men's Chorus of Methodist Conference) and an original member of the Bethany Men's Chorus.  Celebration of Life Service will be held at Bethany Village, East, Community Room, 325 Wesley Drive, Mechanicsburg, on Thursday, April 19.  The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to all of Bill's caregivers at Bethany Village and from Hospice of Central Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Hospice of Central Pa., 17 East High Street, Suite 102, Carlisle, Pa. 17013 or Bethany Care Assurance Endowment Fund, 325 Wesley Drive, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055.   Wellsboro Gazette – April 12, 2012  


STAMP Daniel J.

Of Horseheads, NY, died on April 3, 2012.  Dan was born June 4, 1958 in Elmira to the late Donald and Theresa Wisniewski Stamp. He was a long time member of the Town and Country Fire Department. Dan is survived by Suzanne Spencer Stamp; sons, Andrew and Justin Stamp, all of Horseheads; brother, Michael (Deborah) Stamp of Elmira; sister, Mary (James) Tinker of Horseheads; aunts, uncles and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 6 PM with Deacon William Dougherty.  Star Gazette – April 8, 2012


STEVENS John N. Stevens

John N. Stevens, 58, of Wysox, died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. John was born in Towanda, on July 27, 1953 the son of the late Gordon W. Stevens Jr. and Dorothy Neuber Stevens. He was employed by the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company in Endicott, N.Y until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. On Aug. 14, 1982 he married the former Nina Burke and the couple resided in Wysox for the past 20 years.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Nina; daughter, Jessica (Terrance) Walters Jr. of Dushore; brother George (Tammy) Stevens of Iowa; sisters Rose (Wayne) Schroeder of Minnesota and Mary (Robert) Rowe of Tunkhannock; mother-in-law, Martha Burke of Durrell; brother-in-law, William (Judy) Burke of Durell; sisters-in-law, Margaret Lattimer of Waverly, N.Y., Wilma (James) Bailey of Sayre, Connie (Michael) Streeter of Hornbrook, Sally Lattimer of Florida and Sheila (Christopher) McDonald of Durell; brother-in-law, Albin Gratkowski of Sayre and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Sherman Burke, sister-in-law, Coralee Gratkowski, and brother-in-law, William Lattimer.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.   Interment will be private.  Contributions may be directed to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 366 North Main Street, Taylor, PA 18411 in John's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – April 9, 2012


STEWART Charles Stewart

94, of Ormond Beach, FL and formerly of Elmira passed away March 21, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife, Ethel in 2003. Survived by his children, Dale (Gloria) Stewart, Tim (Renee) Stewart, Cheryl (Jack) Ransom of Florida and Pam (Chris) Matthews of Horesheads; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. At his request, there will be no services.   Star Gazette – April 1, 2012


STRUBLE Scott A. Struble

54, born 3-9-1958 went to be with the lord on April 8, 2012. Scott was born in Elmira, NY where he resided in Breesport, NY and graduated from Horseheads High 1976. Moved to Houston, TX in June of 1978. Scott was preceded in death by his father, Maxwell and survived by mother, Nancy and his 4 bothers, 2 sisters, numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends. You will be missed dearly, Love ya Scott may God be with you. Say Hi to Dad.   Star Gazette – April 13, 2012   


TALMADGE Doris E. Roller

The memorial service for Doris Roller will be held on Sunday, April 15th 2012 at 1:30 pm with a reception following the service. Location is St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 408 S Main St, Horseheads, NY. Doris died December 31st 2011 at the Williamsport Home, Williamsport, PA, after an extended illness. Wife, mother, grandmother, involved in her community and in Chemung County Republican politics, Doris loved cooking, family and friends and entertaining. She was born Doris Evelyn Talmadge on May 9th 1931 in Covington PA, but was raised by the Entz family of Elmira, NY. She married Robert H. Roller in 1955, and was married 40 years, until Bob's death in 1996. Doris is survived by children, Linda Roller of Avis, PA, Marie Roller of Horseheads, NY, Robert A. (Donna) Roller of Sugar Land, TX , Nancy Roller of Avis, PA and grandchildren, Christine of Goldsboro, NC and Amy Roller of Horseheads, NY. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, a brother John, and sisters Mary and Beverly. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doris's name may be made to Alzheimer's Association ( or charity of your choice.    Star Gazette – April 10, 2012


THOMAS Louis Carlyle

Louis Carlyle Thomas, 79, died Monday, in his home, as a result of congestive heart failure. Born in Pine City, NY, he was the son of the late William H. and Addie Baker Thomas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Esther, Blanche, and Emma; brothers, Wesley, Donald, and William.

In 1951, he graduated from Elmira Southside High School and in 1953, he was drafted into the Army and served as a tank turret mechanic in the 16th Regiment of the 1st Division. He attended DeVry University in Chicago, obtaining a first class FCC License with a Radar Endorsement in 1956 and graduated in 1957 with an AAS Degree in Electronic Technology and Design.  Lou retired from IBM in 1992 after 32 years as an Engineering Manager in the Store Systems Manufacturing Group. He received a General Managers award in 1986 for elimination of costs and program delays and received numerous recognitions for cost effectiveness while working as a manufacturing manager. In 1971, he was president of the IBM Club. He coached little league baseball, men and women’s softball, flag football and men’s basketball in IBM recreational programs as well as in the Garner area youth recreational programs. Lou was an avid bowler, participating in all levels of sanctioned tournaments. He was Secretary/ Executive Director of the Raleigh Bowling Association for over 10 years and was elected into the Hall of Fame in 2005. He was active in the Garner Band Boosters, serving as president in 1974. He was a member of the Garner Men’s Bridge Club and a life member of the Garner VFW. After his retirement, he ran Thomas Consultant Service from his home for 2 ½ years.  Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Roberta Garris Thomas; brother, Wayne Thomas; daughter, Deana Kirsch and husband, Chris; sons, Thomas and wife, Joyce, Tracy and wife, Tammy and Theodore and wife, Lesia; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way and numerous nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or to Garner Civitan Club/ Pop Warner Football ( Louis Thomas in memo line), 1005 Poole Drive, Garner, NC 27529.   News Observer – April 4, 2012


TOOLE Patricia Ann Wolcott

Patricia Wolcott, age 56, died unexpectedly on April 4, 2012.  She was born on August 12, 1955, in Waverly, N.Y., the daughter of (the late) Robert Toole and Emily Alvarez of Fort Myers, Florida.  Pat was previously employed at the Robert Packer Hospital as a Unit Clerk for many years. She was predeceased by her husband Tom Wolcott, brother Tim Toole, and brother in law, Angelo Bosso.  She is survived by her twin brother, Michael (Debra) Toole of Ulster, Pa.; sisters, Debbie (Bill) Blauvelt of Athens, Pa., and Joanie (Lee) Todd of Cape Coral, Florida; nieces, Wendy O'Toole of Sydney, Australia, Sarah Bickerstaff of Clifford, Pa, nephew, Shane O'Toole of Wysox, Pa., and her beloveded 'kids', Sniper, Weasel, Muffey, Daisey and Smokey Jo. She is also survived by an aunt, uncle, and numerous cousins.  A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Stray Haven Humane Society 194 Shepard Road Waverly, NY 14892 or a charity of one’s choice.    Sayre Morning Times – April 10, 2012 


TOPPING Mary Jane Boyle

Was born in Elmira, NY on 14 December 1939 and died in the Manor Nursing Home in Horseheads, NY on 6 April 2012 with complications from Diabetes, as did her father Glenn, and brothers Lawrence and Peter before her. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor New Topping, and most of her aunts and uncles. She had a short marriage to George Boyle and that produced the love of her life, James Boyle. She successfully raised her son James and was greatly involved in raising her grandson, Christopher Boyle. As she was a single mother, she had many jobs to support her family. She had many friends from school, from her work, from peers and son James, and toward the end, heath care providers Randi Kline and Marilyn Ross from the Manor. Special friends were Nancy Hable, Jeannette Andrews, longtime friend and Skill One supervisor at the Manor and her elder brother, James Topping. She had a hard life but she also had a stout heart, made a happy life for herself and was proud to the end. A Remember Mary Jane Wake for family and friends will be held at the Hickory House on Watkins Rd. from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, 14 April 2012. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, a donation to the American Cancer Society is encouraged.    Star Gazette – April 10, 2012


TUCKER Bonnie Sue Isengard

BURDETT: 69, of Burdett, NY, died after a long and courageous battle. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Monday, April 9, from 12-2pm; followed by a funeral service at 2:00pm; burial at Glenwood Cemetery in Watkins Glen. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 25 years, Fred; daughter, Lisa Snyder and her children, Scott (Marissa) Ameigh and four children; Elizabeth (Jason) Clugstone and four children, and Katie Ameigh; step-sons, Walt (Judy) Isengard and family, Billy (Janet) Isengard and family, Dana (Sarah) Isengard and family, and Hank Isengard; step-daughter, Melanie (Greg) Shepard and family; brother, Tom (Joan) Tucker and family; and sister, Connie Lewis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Ann Tucker; infant daughter, Bobbi Lynn Snyder; son-in-law, Joe Ameigh and great-grandson, Lucas Preble. Bonnie was a member of LOOM #666 of Ithaca and the Bolivar American Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care or Burdett Fire Department.   Star Gazette – April 7, 2012 


Van SCHAICK Velma Irene Van Schaick Colegrove Fratarcangelo

91, of Corning died on April 10, 2012 at her home.  Born February 28, 1921 in Woodhull, NY, she is the daughter of Lloyd A. and Mary E. (Matteson) Van Schaick.  She grew up in Elkland and had perfect attendance from 3rd grade until graduation from Elkland High School.  She could still recite Shakespeare until recently and played the accordion, piano and organ.  Velma was a fantastic baker and loved to cook everything from scratch.  She was an excellent housekeeper, always busy around the house.  She loved traveling to visit her family in CA, CO, TX, FL and traveled to Hawaii on her 70th birthday.  Velma is survived by her sons, Terry (Ellen) Colegrove of Greeley, CO, Edwin (Lola) Colegrove of Placerville, CA, and Thomas (Roseann) Colegrove of Orangeville, CA; her daughters, Judy (John) Muscarella of Plano, TX and Cindy (Roger) Preston of Corning, NY; her brother, Edwin Van Schaick of Elkland, PA; two step sons, Peter (Toni) Fratarcangelo of Painted Post, NY and John (Angie) Fratarcangelo of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Kayla Eilers, Autumn Seeley, and Gretchen Dean; a daughter in law, Nancy Colegrove of Lawrenceville, PA; a sister in law, Amy Van Schaick of Wellsboro, PA; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by husband, Edward P. Fratarcangelo; her son, James Colegrove; her brothers, Leon, Kenneth “Bill”, and Eugene Van Schaick; her sister, Olive Sereno; her brothers in law, Al Herforth, Victor Sereno and Sam Hilboldt and her sister in law, Annabelle Van Schaick.  Family and friends may call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  A memorial service will be held immediately following at 4:00 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Corning Leader – April 12, 2012 


VROMAN Deborah Vroman Mead

56, of Canton, PA died at home very unexpectedly on Monday April 2, 2012.  Deborah Ann, “Deb” to family and friends, was born on June 2, 1955 in Blossburg.  She was the oldest daughter of Daniel Vroman, Sr. and Shirley (Krise) Rabold.  Deb grew up in Roaring Branch and graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1973.  She previously worked at the former Parker Hannifin Co. in Canton.  Most recently, Deb was an honors student studying Psychology at Kaplan Online University.  Deb’s family and grandchildren were always first in her life.  She enjoyed doing many things, especially writing short stories, reading, bicycling and just being outdoors with nature.  She was a member of the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church and Canton ’s American Legion Post 303. Surviving are her children, Jaki Brown of Troy and Donald Breese of Canton; seven grandchildren, Shayna Rutty, Tyler Rutty, Blaze Breese, Destiny Breese, Kadin Breese, Mason Armitage and Madison Brown; six brothers and sisters, Lisa Mead (Tom Dunn) of Monroeton, Daniel Vroman Jr. of Coryland, Sheila Mead of Roaring Branch, Kevin Vroman (Sherry Thorpe) of Covington, Bobbie Jo Klick (Scott) of Canton Danielle Vroman of Cogan Station; a stepbrother, Dave (Kim) Rabold of Newmanstown, many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends; especially close friends, Charles T. Tilburg and Sasha Higley.   Deb also leaves her faithful canine companion, “Shef”.  She was predeceased by her parents, Daniel, Sr. in April, 1983 and Shirley in September, 2001.  Calling hours will be 2 – 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church.  Pastor Ann Overmiller will officiate a memorial service in celebration of her life at 4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, her family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Deb’s name to a charity of one’s choice.  Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton is assisting with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – April 4, 2012   


WELSH Edward C. Welsh Sr.

Newton Twp., died Sunday morning at the Abington Manor Nursing Facility in S. Abington Twp. His wife was the former Marion Smith Welsh who died April 4, 2006. Born Ashland, Pa., he was the son of the late Otto and Millie Klase Welsh. He was a member of the Countryside Community Church. Prior to retirement he was a self-employed milk hauler, starting his career with milk cans later expanding to a bulk hauler. He was a man who truly enjoyed spending time with his friends. Surviving are a son, Edward Welsh Jr. and his wife Ernestine, Mt. Top; a daughter, Karen Holmes, Clarks Green; six grandchildren, Missy Scarfaoloto, Timmy Welsh, Edward Welsh, Leah, Leslie and Trevor Holmes; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Elias. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment will follow in Newton Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Towanda Daily Review - May 16, 2011


WILLIAMS Michael C. Williams

59, of Troy, passed away on Friday afternoon, March 30, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre while surrounded by family.   Mike was born on May 18, 1952 in Sayre, a son of the late William "Bill" and Frances Marie (Maryott) Williams. He grew up in Monroeton and attended Towanda schools where he enjoyed high school sports and especially excelled in wrestling. After graduating from high school, Mike completed technical schooling and was employed as a plumber for many years. Most recently, Mike enjoyed his work locally as a stone stacker until his health no longer permitted. His life-long interest in the sport of wrestling was a great enjoyment for Mike. He was proud of his sons' Boy Scout and wrestling accomplishments. Mike also was a NASCAR fan. He enjoyed spending time camping and watching professional wrestling on TV. Surviving are his wife, the former Gail Sharrow; three sons, Michael R. Williams, Timothy D. Williams and Jacob P. Williams, all of Catasaqua; a brother and his wife, Tim and Diane Williams of Franklindale; several nieces, nephews, cousins and his faithful dog, Min-sue.  In addition to his parents, Mike was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Terry Sharrow.  Calling hours are 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 3, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton.  The funeral service will follow at noon with Rev. Paul Benjamin officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Those who wish may make a memorial in Mike's name to a charity of one's choice .  Towanda Daily Review – April 1, 2012 

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