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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.

AUGUSTINE Stanley T. Augustine

Age 86, of Horseheads, died on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Bath VA Medical Center. Stan was born on March 24, 1926 in Elmira to the late John and Johanna (Sepanik) Augustine. He is survived by his wife of 63 years M. Elaine (Davidson) Augustine; son and daughter-in-law Gary and Donna Augustine, Clarence NY; daughter Patricia Augustine Kreitzer, Horseheads; four grandchildren, Megan (Nick) Ercole, Ryan Augustine, Jillian Kreitzer (fiancé Nicholas Aho), and Nathan Kreitzer; great granddaughter Brooke Ercole; sister Clara Moya, Phoenix AZ; sister-in-law Jean Davidson of Elmira; along with several special nieces and nephews. Stan was predeceased by his two brothers, Walter and Chester "Butch" Augustine and brother-in-law M. Bates Davidson. Stan was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1944 and served in the South Pacific. Stan was awarded numerous service medals including the Purple Heart for wounds he received at the battle of Iwo Jima. After being wounded he was taken off the island and was able to witness the iconic raising of the American Flag from his ship. Stan worked as a mechanic for 35 years with NYSEG before retiring in December of 1987. He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154 and the White Eagles Club. In earlier years Stan was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed the years he was able to spend at his hunting cabin in Chemung. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut St. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June, 13, 2012 at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Military honors will follow the funeral mass. The Augustine family would like to extend their sincere thanks to special caretaker Debbie Troccia for the wonderful home care she provided and to the staff of the Bath VA Community Living Center for their loving and attentive care given to Stan over the last 3 years. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to a charity of your choice.    Star Gazette – June 11, 2012     


AYRES Eris E Welty

Oakwood Age 88 of Montour Falls, NY died Monday, June 4 at Bethany Manor Skilled Nursing, Horseheads, NY. Eris was born in Cayuta, NY to Loren and Valentine (Rogers) Ayres. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Norman F. Welty, in 1995, her daughter, Darlene Fisher (Hank) and her sister Sylvia King (George A). She is survived by her children, Vicky Santarone of Challis, Idaho, Darrell Welty of Elmira Heights, Dale Welty (Donna) of Montour Falls; 12 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, her brother Howard Ayres (Bonnie) and several nieces and nephews. Eris graduated from Odessa High School and lettered in basketball and track. She married Norman in 1941 and became a devoted wife and homemaker. She loved auto racing and helped Norm work on his stock-car, even becoming a champion driver herself winning the Woman's Division Championship at Chemung Speedrome in 1970. She enjoyed hosting card parties, playing golf, attending church, watching NASCAR both on TV and in person and traveling, having visited most of the states by RV. She could be found most summer nights in the grandstands at the area dirt tracks cheering on her two racing sons. She spent her last years battling Alzheimer's and died with her loving daughter at her side. Family and friends are invited to call at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls on Sunday, June 10th from 3 – 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made in her name to the charity of your choice.   Corning Leader – June 7, 2012


BAXTER Mattie Samantha

Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, August 19, 1931

Mrs. Mattie King, aged 79 years, of Sabinsville, died at the Blossburg hospital Friday of blood poisoning, resulting from a scratch from B screen door three weeks ago. She leaves one son, Ray Costley. The funeral was held Sunday, Rev. Wallace Stevens officiating; burial at Woodhull, N. Y.  (Woodhull Village Cemetery)


BELL Jean R. (Bell Gessi) PERRY

Age 58 of Elmira Heights, died after a brief illness on Wed., Jun 6, 2012. She was born in Elmira to Marshall and Alice (Priest) Bell. Jean is survived by her husband and best friend, Joel Perry; daughters Amy and Arica Gessi, both of Horseheads, NY; step daughters and step son, Tonya, Michael, and Lisa; brother and sister, Frank (Red) Freeborn of Horseheads, NY and Joyce Gilkison of Kirkwood, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Jean was a member of Elmwood Baptist Church in Elmira Heights and Elmira Heights Ukrainian Club. She loved her family and spending time with friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Fri., June 8, 2012 from 2-4:00 and 6-7:00 p.m., where her service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with the Rev. David Sullivan officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Jean with memorials to the Ukrainian Club Children's Christmas Fund, 156 Horseheads Blvd., Elmira Heights, NY 14903 c/o Fred Foster.  Star Gazette – June 7, 2012


BELYSKI David J. Belyski

60, of Town & Country Estates, Troy, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. David was born Sept. 13, 1951 in Glen Cove, Long Island son of the late Joseph and Doris (Shute) Belyski.  He was a graduate of the local schools systems there. He currently was employed as the body shop manager at Juniors Auto Body in Troy, where he worked alongside his son, Junior. He enjoyed classic cars, car racing and was a NASCAR fan. He also enjoyed the companionship of his canine friend, Star Dust. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, "Junior" David and Tess Leitner of Troy; a daughter Karen Leitner of Blair, Wisc.; six grandchildren, Christopher, Patricia, Brooke, Taylor, Kylie and Allison; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Philip Riccardo of Glenwood Landing, N.Y.; nephews and nieces, Anthony, Michael, Nicholas, Lisa and Christina; and many friends. David was predeceased by his parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Josephine and Guy Pedone. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy. A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Long Island.   Towanda Daily Review – June 10, 2012    


BENNETT Shanise D. Bennett

20, of Rushville, died on Sunday, June 3, 2012, very unexpectedly.  She was born on Feb. 13, 1992 in Towanda. She is survived by her parents, Jani Bennett (Tony Ridenour) of Wyalusing, and Bradley Bennett of Rushville; her forever love, Matt Holinej of Montrose; best friend Kalin Bouse, siblings Alisha (Jason) Minier and Timothy (Melissa) Colegrove, both of Wyalusing and Brianna (Bryan) Shipp of Fawn Grove; grandparents Paul Bennett of Rushville and Marilyn Decker of Waverly, N.Y.; nieces and nephews Braden and Alexa Jayne, Timothy Colegrove III and Brennen Michael, all of Wyalusing; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and beloved pets, Izzy and Lily.   Shanise was predeceased by her grandmother, Dawn Bennett of Rushville, grandfather, Mike Decker, Grams Ida Thompson and uncle Dennis Bauman all of Waverly, N.Y.  Shanise attended Elk Lake High School, and was an employee of the Ram Zone in Wyalusing. She loved spending time with her family, pets, and her forever love, Matt. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Towanda Daily Review – June 6, 2012           


BURROWS David A. Burrows

age 63, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at his home. He was the husband of Marletta (Stone) Burrows for 43 years. David was born on September 12, 1948 in Lindley, NY a son of Elmer and Esther (Stratton) Burrows. After serving in the US Army, he worked as a logger for Wynn Chilson, as a heavy equipment operator in construction for Roger Passeri Trucking Co., and Lawrenceville Kwik Fill. He had enjoyed fishing and hunting.   In addition to Davids wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann (Jay) Henderson of Sayre, PA; two granddaughters, Catherine and Jennifer;a brother and a sister-in-law, James and Doddie Burrows of Addison, NY; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Cindy and Steven Neally of Lawrenceville, PA, Rosalyn Holley of Tioga, PA;5 nieces and nephews, James and Jennifer Burrows of Norfolk, VA, Dee and SenecaTarby of Corning, NY, Melanie Hillman of Lawrenceville, PA,Brett and JackieNeally of Phoenixville, PA, and Gordon Holley of Tioga, PA, and several great nieces and nephews.   In keeping with Davids wishes there will be no services. The Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Funeral home obituary – June 6, 2012     


CALKINS Mary Ann Murphy

61, of Woodland Lake Rd., Warren Center, Pa., died on Wednesday evening, June 6, 2012 at her home following a long and difficult battle with cancer.  Mary Ann was born on July 22, 1950 in Troy, Pa., a daughter of Nelle and the late Layton Calkins. She was a graduate of Troy High School and a 1971 graduate of the Geisinger Hospital School of Nursing, Danville, Pa. Mary Ann was a medical records supervisor at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre; also served as a clerk for Correspondence Management Inc.; service manager for Smart Corporation and Head Nurse for Luray Medical Center. She treasured the time spent with her family attending the Troy Fair and in 1968 was the dairy princess. Fond memories of a 35th anniversary trip to Alaska, spending time at Walt Disney World with her grandchildren and vacation trips to New Hampshire will be lovingly remembered by her family. Mary Ann was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Friendsville; the Warren Center Senior Center. If love could have saved her….she would have lived forever.  Mary Ann is survived by her caregiver and loving husband of 40 years, Gerald Murphy; son and daughterin law: Michael and Rachel Murphy of Camptown, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law: Mara and Scott Whiteman of Pasadena, Md.; her mother Nelle Calkins of Troy, Pa.; her special grandchildren: Noah, Grace, Eden, Luke and Iris; brothers and sisters-in-law; Alfred and Sharon Calkins of Troy, Pa.; James and Donna Calkins of Troy, Pa.; Gordon and Margaret Calkins of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; brother-inlaw: David Murphy of West Yarmouth, Mass.; aunt Marie Foust of Canton, Pa.; uncle Thomas (Marilyn) Calkins of Troy, Pa. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  Mary Ann was predeceased by her father Layton Calkins; her aunt Phyllis Stanton; her mother-in-law and father-in-law: Richard and Mildred Murphy.  Family and friends are invited to attend a calling hours and time of remembering the special gift Mary Ann was to all of us on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville, at 2 p.m. with Father Casimir Stanis officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the parish cemetery.   Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of Mary Ann Murphy.  Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed so very dear.  Sayre Morning Times – June 8, 2012   


CRANMER Mack Albert Cranmer Sr.

69, and his wife, Linda Lee Yates Cranmer, 68, of Wysox, P. (Rome Twp.) died Friday, June 8, 2012 in Rome Twp., Pa., as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Mack was born August 16, 1942 in Powell, Pa., the son of the late Edward and Reba Lovelace Cranmer.  Linda was born October 11, 1943 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of the late Leonard Yates and Betty Cole. Mack and Linda were married on September 28, 1962, and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this September. Mack was employed as a farmer, a laborer at Kroehler Manufacturing, and as a security guard at several local area businesses. Linda began her career at the Bradford County Manor as a nurses’ aid, and at the time of her retirement as a purchasing agent and in the accounts payable department.  Mack enjoyed fishing and Linda was an avid bowler being inducted into the Towanda/Ulster Bowling League Hall of Fame. The couple enjoyed bingo, family, friends, and always enjoyed spontaneous trips to Tioga Downs Casino.  Both Mack and Linda were past members of the Rome Vigilante Engine Co. and Linda was a past secretary of the Towanda/Ulster Bowling League.  The couple are survived by their sons, Mack Cranmer Jr. of Wysox, Timothy and Michele Cranmer of Wyalusing, and Shawn and Lore Cranmer of Athens and four grandchildren.  Mack is also survived by his brother-in-law James Ramsey of Florida, and sister-in-law Mary Cranmer of Towanda. Linda is also survived by sisters Arlene Lantz and her husband Bill of Towanda, and Barbara Gerould and her husband Bill of Rome, and a brother Harry Cole and his wife Mary, of Rome.   The couple was preceded in death by a son, Edward S. Cranmer, on October 1, 2006. In addition to his parents, Mack was preceded in death by sisters June Lingle, Billie J. Ramsey, Rosemary Wheeler, and brother Rex Cranmer.  In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by stepfather Harold Cole, Sr.  The family will receive friends Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be private.  The family requests that contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 in Mack and Linda Cranmer’s memory.   Sayre Morning Times – June 11, 2012


DELLA CORNA Enrico Della Corna

January 12, 1925 - May 23, 2012

Our father, Enrico Della Corna, was died on May 23, 2012.  He died as he lived —with grace, dignity and honor —peacefully at home, at 87 years of age, of lung cancer.   Born January 12, 1925 in Lugano, Switzerland; Enrico arrived in the United States in 1955, and moved with his family in 1969 from New York City to Sayre, Pa.  He had a long career with Flair Lingerie, first out of the New York showroom as a salesman, then as warehouse and traffic manager in Sayre until retirement. He was married to Margarita Rodriguez for 33 years, who predeceased him in 1989. He is survived by his current wife, Sandra Angelo, and by his first wife Carmen LeBihan. He is also survived by his four children, Alberto (Patricia), Frederick, Enrico (Linda) and Angela (Stephen) Keeler, and nine grandchildren.  Enrico was known as a kind and humble man, full of love for family, friends, travel, good food, and gardening. Known as a gracious host, his dinner guests benefited from his gourmet cooking as well as his training as a pastry chef. A wonderful conversationalist, he always had interesting, and usually humorous stories to share.

Memorial donations may be made in loving memory of Enrico Della Corna to either, Guthrie Hospice, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840 (Gifts may also be made on-line at or Gesu School, Checks made payable to: Gesu School, In memory of Enrico Della Corna (on memo line of check or separate note attached) 1700 West Thompson St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19121 Sayre Morning Times – June 13, 2012


DEPEW Albert D. Depew

89, of Rushville, Pa., passed away, Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock, Pa. Born Dec. 8, 1922 in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late Albert and Amy [Forbes] Depew. His wife Evelyn [Bidlack] Depew predeceased him in 1999.  He was dairy farmer all of his life. He retired to Florida until the passing of his wife. He was a member of the Church of Nazarene.  Albert enjoyed reading, cutting out articles, taping his favorite shows, reminiscing with people about places and cars and listening to music.  Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Dick and Linda Depew of Harleysville, Pa., Dale and Diane Depew of Rossville, Ga., Donald and Anna Depew of Williamsburg, Va., David and Annette Depew of Elk Lake, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law, Marian Small of Rushville, Pa., Joann and Steve Prentice of Cape May, N.J., Susan and Donnie Fisher of Hallstead, Pa.; grandchildren and spouses Jeff Depew, Jon and Miriam Depew, Robin and David Brown, Christopher Depew, Jennifer Depew, Amy and Bob Bennett, Lori and Micky Sharp, Eric Prentice, Michael and Kelly Prentice, Tiffany and Andrew Pavlik, Brad Fisher, Jeremy Depew, Joshua Depew, Amber Depew, Ryan Depew and Kaitlyn Depew, 16 great-grandchildren; a special nephew Howard Depew Jr.; and nieces Joyce Bolton, Shirley Shaffer, Sharon Tubbs. Besides his parents and wife he was predeceased by his son-in-law Selden Small; brother Howard Depew; and sister Dorothy Catlin. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., Montrose, PA 18801.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Instead of flowers memorial contributions may be made to North Rome Christian School Scholarship Fund, 3376 North Rome Rd., Rome, PA 18837 or to WPEL, P.O. Box 248, Montrose, PA 18801.  


DOBSON Dustin Josiah Dobson

26, of Mansfield, died Monday, June 4, 2012.  Dustin was born June 7, 1985, a son of William P. "Bill" Dobson and Diane L. Perry.  He was a 2004 graduate of Liberty High School and had participated in wresting and soccer. Dustin was employed by Ward Manufacturing, Blossburg. He attended Harvest Family Fellowship in Liberty. Dustin loved to fish, ride 4-wheelers, hunt and gardening. He loved his canine pets, "Rockie" and "Murphy." Dustin had a big, strong and good heart.  Dustin is survived by his girlfriend, Tirsa Vernarec of Mansfield; parents, Bill and Kathy (Kline) Dobson; brother, Jamie (Tammy) Perry of Canton; two sisters, Kayla Dobson of Liberty, P Michele (Jeff) Harvey of Elmira, N.Y.; brother, Billy "Buddy" (Ashley) Kinner of Elmira, N.Y.; paternal grandfather, William B. (Anne) Dobson, of Liberty; paternal grandmother, Carol (Edward) Kenyon of New Jersey; additional grandparents, Margaret (Preston) Kline of Liberty; nieces and nephews, Trevor, Alexis, Madison and Bentley. Dustin was predeceased by his mother, Diane L. Perry on July 7, 2007, and his maternal grandparents, Marjorie and Charles Perry.   Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, June 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m., at the funeral home with Pastor Harry Colegrove, officiating.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 6, 2012 


DOYLE J. Gerald Doyle

J. Gerald Doyle, age 71, lifelong resident of Mildred, died on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at his home with his loving family at his side. Jerry was born Oct. 17, 1940, the son of Joseph E. and Kathryn A. O'Neill Doyle. He graduated from the Turnpike High School, a member of the class of 1959. He married the former Betty Jane Siegel of Ganoga Lake on Feb. 27, 1960, they recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.  He was employed by Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred and later owned and operated Doyle's Excavating and Doyle's Garage and Auto. He later worked for Cherry Township from which he retired.  Jerry was a life member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mildred. He was also an active member of the Mildred Fire and Ambulance Association for over 40 years. Over the years he managed and coached numerous championship softball teams, including York Resources, Flynn Motors, Corkey's and Doyle's Auto. He was instrumental in organizing the Ringdale Softball Field and League. He was an avid NASCAR fan and attended races at many tracks including the Daytona 500 for over thirty years and enjoyed spending time at his family farm. He was also a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Towanda for 47 years, the Danville Moose for 44 years and the Elks in Towanda for 44 years. Jerry bowled in Towanda Leagues for over 30 years.  Surviving are his spouse, Betty Jane at home; son, David (Francine) Doyle, Mildred; daughter, Connie (Hank) Barnes, Morrisville, N.C.; twin sisters: Jean and Joan Doyle, Mildred; grandchildren; Alix and Danny Barnes and MacKenzie and Jake Doyle; brother-in-law, Ray McGlothlin of Hillsgrove; niece, Vikki McGlothlin; nephew, Chuck (Laura) McGlothlin; several cousins; many devoted friends; and his faithful dog, Brody. He was predeceased by a son, Daniel J. Doyle on Aug. 22, 1982 and a sister-in-law, Mary Lu McGlothlin on July 22, 2004.  A Transferal Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 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. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.   Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2012.  Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society , Sullivan County Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Mildred Ambulance Assoc., P.O. Box 74, Mildred, PA 18632.   Towanda Daily Review – June 6, 2012   



Lowman: Was born November 8, 1024 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Frank N. and Leah (Staples) Elston, died peacefully on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 87. His loving wife of 60 years, Lydia (Krejcar) Elston, preceded him in death December 3, 2004. He is survived by his beloved children, Warren (Patricia) Elston of Sherrills Ford, South Carolina, Wayne Elston of Poulsbo, WA, Judith Elston of Lowman, NY; adored grandchildren and great grandchildren, Sean (Robyn) Elston of South Carolina with their children, Aiden and Carter, Heather (David) Catlett of North Carolina with their children, Evelyn and William, Chuck (Kathy) Stickler of Pine City, NY with their children, Eric and Toni, Julie (Dave) Farnham of Addison, NY, with their children, Lily and Tristen; sister, Sarah (George) Jones of Benson, AZ; along with several nieces and nephews. Frank retired from Ward LaFrance as a delivery engineer and then from Chemung County just last year. There will be no prior services. Interment will take place in the Scotchtown Cemetery Erin, NY at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Volunteer Ambulance Fund, Jackson Ave. Breesport, NY 14816 in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.   Star Gazette – June 10, 2012



Age 67, of Hector, NY, died on Saturday, June 2, 2012 as a result of an automobile accident. He was a software security engineer for Symantec. As Senior Principal Technical Education Consultant, he taught computer security all over the world. Blaise graduated from Falls Church High School in Falls Church, VA. He also earned degrees from the University of South Dakota, Huron College, and Spring Arbor College. Blaise was an avid reader, wood worker, photographer and world traveler. He is survived by his loving companion, Marcia Romanik; children, Blaire Byrley of Chapel Hill, NC; Mark Blaise Fallon of Los Angeles, CA, Christopher Galitz of Blacksburg, VA, and step-children David Fallon, Deborah Wagner, and Scott Smith; sister, Sheila Bhardwaj, step-mother, Barbara Fallon, 9grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Blanche Fallon and sister, Sharon Mills. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – June 6, 2012


FISCHER Suzanne Fischer Hersch

Of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Suzanne was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Fischer, born and educated in Binghamton, NY. Mrs. Hersch was a graduate of Binghamton Central High School and Smith College. In 1947 she married James Martin Hersch of Elmira. Mr. and Mrs. Hersch were longtime residents of Elmira and active in the business and civic life of the community. Mr. Hersch was the president of Rosenbaums, a family-owned women's apparel business, which he operated with his brother-in-law, Lawrence Schooler. James Hersch predeceased her in 1998. Suzanne Hersch was a founding member and president of the League of Women Voters of Chemung County. She also served as president of the Board of Trustees of the Steele Memorial Library and of the Friends of the Library. Mrs. Hersch was a past president of Family Services of Chemung County. She was a longtime trustee of WSKG public television and a strong supporter of public broadcasting and the arts. Suzanne Hersch also served on the board of the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce and was the recipient of the Chamber's Community Builder Award. A trustee of the Arnot Art Museum, Mrs. Hersch served as a docent for many years. Suzanne Hersch was active in Temple B'Nai Israel, now Congregation Kol Ami, for over 60 years. Mrs. Hersch was also a member of the Wednesday Morning Club. Professionally, Suzanne Hersch was public relations director of the United Way and promoted Rosenbaums through radio and television advertising and popular fashion shows. Sue was very devoted to her family and is lovingly remembered by her children, John (Susan) of Cleveland Heights, OH, William (Catherine Myrhum) of Fair Haven, NJ, and Jane (Lloyd) Hughes of Lexington, KY; her sister, Joan Smith of Delray Beach, FL; her sister-in-law, Marjorie Schooler, of Elmira; and her granddaughters, Anne Hersch (Mike Iswalt) of El Cerrito, CA and Carolyn Hersch of Chicago, IL. Sue deeply valued her many friendships. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Sue's life on Sunday, June 17th, at 11:30 a.m. at the Elmira Country Club. Donations in Sue's honor can be directed to WSKG Public Television or the charity of your choice . ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.  Star Gazette – June 5, 2012   


FROST (Dottie) Buxton

 Southern Pines, NC: Dorothy (Dottie) Frost Buxton died Sunday June 3, 2012 at Penick Village. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 7th at 2:00 p.m. at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church with Dr. Grady Perryman officiating. The Family will receive friends at 3:00 p.m. during a reception at Penick Village. Dottie was born January 6, 1920 in Willard NY and grew up and attended school in Elmira Heights, NY. She is survived by a sister Madeline Frost Mikoda of West Windsor, NY, two daughters Sue Frost Grigsby of Windsor, CT and Jan Buxton Seawell of Midland, NC, one son James Philip Buxton of St. Petersburg, FL, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and 9 nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of more than 47 years, James Eberley (Bucky) Buxton, parents Ursula and Walter Frost and brothers Walter and Leslie Frost. Dorothy resided in Elmira, NY for many years where she was a champion golfer, a certified Red Cross Life Saving Instructor, a synchonized swimming instructor and an active volunteer for many charitable and civic organizations. Dottie and Bucky retired in Southern Pines, NC to enjoy the wonderful climate, community and their passion for golf. They were members of the Southern Pines Country Club and "Dottie" was a member of the Par Seekers. Following her husband's passing, she became a resident of Penick Village in Southern Pines NC. There she became known as "Grandma Dottie", became the unofficial Penick resident photographer and was loved for her engaging, sunny disposition and always had a joke to share. She was a member of Brownson Presbyterian Church where she belonged to the Woman's Circle. She was also an active member of the local Alzheimer's Support Group, the Art Club of Moore County, and a member of the Moore County Republican Woman's Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brownson Presbyterian Church and the Penick Village Foundation.   Star Gazette – June 6, 2012  



John Gunn, a well-known aged resident of Jasper, died at his home on Bush Hill Friday. He was 96 years of age and lived with Otis Hulburt. His funeral was held from the Presbyterian church Sunday.  Canisteo Times (Canisteo, NY) September 4, 1918; page 5, column 3.   (Buried in Jasper Village Cemetery)  


HANSON Walter Thomas Hanson III

24, of Wellsboro, died Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Saratoga, Wyo. Walter was born in Portsmouth, Va. on April 6, 1988, to Walter Hanson II of Wellsboro and Michelle (Reese) Cook of Saratoga, Wyo. Friends may call on Saturday, June 30, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 6, 2012   


HAVENS Pat Wanoreck

Fort Worth, TX: Mrs. Pat Wanoreck, 74, died peacefully Monday, June 4, 2012, at home in Fort Worth where she had resided for 13 years.  Service: 10 a.m. Friday in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of choice.  Born in Big Flats, NY, Pat moved to Texas where she met and married Buddy Wanoreck, her husband of 30 years, and resided in Forest Hill for over 25 years. Pat retired from General Motors Financial Division in Arlington after nearly 30 years of service. She was a very active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 569, for nearly 50 years and served as the Texas State Department president from 1997-1998. She was a tireless advocate for veterans and active with the American Legion Auxiliary's Bluebonnet Girls State program for 20 years.  Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Isabelle Havens; loving husband, Buddy Wanoreck; and sister, Rosa Mae Farr. Survivors: sister, Marjorie Farr; and a host of nephews and nieces who were her true family.   Star Gazette – June 7, 2012


HAWTIN William

Auburn Citizen - Friday, November 11, 1927

The funeral of William Hawtin who was instantly killed when the truck he was driving was struck by a train at Shoemaker's crossing Wednesday morning, was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the family home in Half Acre. The services, conducted by Rev. Edward L. James of Auburn and Rev. Mr. Gould of Half Acre and Fleming, were very Iargely attended.  The bearers were Frank Harris, Norton Van Duyne, William Wright. Walter Lester, George Price and F. C. Hall.  Burial was In Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles.    (Husband of Grace A. King, born in Clymer Twp)


HAWTIN William

Auburn Citizen – Wednesday, November 9, 1927

William Hawtin, 53, of Half Acre, was instantly killed shortly after 8 o'clock this morning at Shoemakers' crossing, about five miles West of Auburn, when the Ford truck he was driving was rammed by the West-bound train on the New York Central lines which left Auburn at 8 o'clock… Mr. Hawtin was 53 years of age on September 5 last. He was born in Rose Hill. Onondaga County, the son of William Hawtin and Anna Hunt. He had lived in Half Acre for nearly 10 years, and prior to that owned and worked a farm in Skaneateles for a number of years.  A young son was killed by an automobile in front of his home April 7, 1920. Mr. Hawtin is survived by his widow, Mrs. Grace Hawtin; one son, Donald Hawtin; two sisters, Mrs. L. H. Beachman of 265 Cherry Street, Battle Creek, Mich., and Mrs. W. S. Cross of 52 Chestnut Street, Lockport. N. Y.; a brother, Frank Hawtin of Skaneateles; an uncle, John Hunt of Marietta, N. Y.; an aunt, Mrs. Emma McWethey of Weedsport.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the family home in Half Acre. Rev. Edward L. James, pastor of the Second Baptist Church of this city, will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles.


JENKINS Florence "Sorney" Bunn

On June 5, 2012, Florence Bunn went to Heaven to be with her beloved husband of 69 years, Frank. She was born on December 21, 1917 in Elmira, NY to David and Lena Jenkins. She met and married Frank on May 11, 1940. They went on to have four beautiful daughters and four granddaughters. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Dobler, Sue Anderson, Karen (Gary) Stubbs, and Janet Bunn; also by her granddaughters, Jennifer (Jerry) Van Fredenberg, Lena (Corey) Erickson, Mallorie Stubbs, and Bailey Anderson. Inurnment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery. Per her request, there will be no service. Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003.  Star Gazette – June 10, 2012   


JOHNSON Gerald Edward Johnson

79, of Mechanicsburg, died after a brief illness on May 29, 2012. Born January 1933, in Sayre, he was the son of Elizabeth Wilson Johnson and George Johnson. He attended Southside High School in Elmira, N.Y. and then joined the U.S. Navy where he served on the USS McKinley during the Korean War. After leaving the Navy, he went to work for Marine Midland Bank in Elmira, N.Y. and then at the First National Bank of Troy. Later he would become cashier of the People State Bank in Wyalusing and then the Director of the Northern Tier Regional Economic Development Association. He also served as mayor of Wyalusing. He worked a number of years at the Volunteers of America, Boulder City, Nev. and most recently at the Cracker Barrel in Mechanicsburg. On the 200th anniversary of General Sullivan's March, he recreated the march.  He is survived by his wife, Eileen of Mechanicsburg; mother, Elizabeth Hausman of Melbourne, Fla.; brothers Frank and Connie Johnson of Winfield, Mo., Bill and Gloria Johnson of Monroeton, Loren and Sandy Hausman of Melbourne, Fla.; children, Richard Johnson and Janell Rivers of Chandler, Ariz., Carl Johnson of Ithaca, N.Y., Tom and Gayle Johnson of Mesa, Ariz., Bill Johnson of State College; and Kimberly and Tracy Moon of Springville; grandchildren, Matthew Johnson, Elliot Johnson, Leah Mader, McKenzi Moon and Logan Moon; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, George, brothers, Gaylord and Lee Johnson, Conrad Hausman, sisters, Patricia Myers, Alice Peiton, Cathy Jo Long, and brothers in law, Lou Myers and James Pelton.  A public memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the service starting at 7 p.m. at the Eurica Lodge No. 302, 910 S. Market Street, Mechanicsburg.  Donations in his honor can be made to the historical association or library of your choice.  Towanda Daily Review – June 7, 2012


JOHNSON Robert “Nob” “GMan” Grant Johnson

age 48, died after an extended illness on June 5, 2012, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa.  He was born June 6, 1964, to parents Robert and Shirley Johnson of East Athens, Pa.  Robert loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed riding BMX bikes, talking on the CB radio and swimming with his daughter.  He was employed for many years with Bob’s Honda in Athens, Pa.  He is survived by his parents as well as his beloved wife Lori and their daughter, Veronica of Sayre, Pa.; stepson Scott Matthews, with fiance Anne Brewer and their children: Erica Matthews and Blaze Carpenter, all of Athens, Pa.; brother-in-law and wife Joe and Joy Johnston of Wysox; sister-in-law and husband, Donna and Jim Cobb; and his sister-in-law and her fiance Mary Johnston and Larry Chapman; as well as several loved nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is also survived by special friends Tillie Searfoss, Rich and Tammy Naylor, Julie Johnston, and Robert and Strawberry Dinse.  Robert was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Randy Johnson; his paternal grandparents, Catherine Johnson, and Grant and Ruth Keene.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, N.Y. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time and to share memories and stories after the service. Please visit to offer your condolences.  Sayre Morning Times – June  7, 2012


KINNER Darlene M. "Nana" Shaul

Age 56, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on June 3, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Darlene was born on April 12, 1956 in Elmira, daughter of the late Raymond Sr. and Esther (Columbine) Kinner. Darlene is survived by her daughter, Tammy (Robert) Butters; son, Michael Shaul; grandchildren, Toby and Kai-lynn; sisters, Bonnie (Roy) Mathews, Patricia Bogart and Donna (Aaron) Frisbie; brothers, Mark (Kathy), Raymond Jr. (Debbie) and Michael (Cathy) Kinner; special friend, Ed Naida; many nieces, nephews and friends. Darlene was predeceased by her husband, Robert in 2008 and brothers, Larry and William Kinner. Darlene was a great mother and grandmother and she will be missed dearly. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012, at 5 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – June 6, 2012   

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KOPECKY-Hodder, Yvonne L.

Yvonne L. Kopecky-Hodder, age 52, of Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY and formerly of Little Marsh, PA, died on Monday, June 4, 2012 at her home. Born on December 23, 1959 in Paris, France, Yvonne was the daughter of the late Roger and Shirley (Misner) Kopecky. She married Donald Hodder on May 3, 2012. Yvonne worked as an assembler for Corning, Inc. She loved doing arts & crafts, making beautiful Christmas cards for her friends and family. She also enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens. She is survived by her husband: Donald Hodder of Painted Post; sons: Michael (Jessica) Elwood of VA, and Travis Griffin of OH; mother: Shirley Kopecky of Little Marsh, PA; grandson: Braelyn Griffin; uncle: Jerry (Dawn) Misner of Lawrenceville, PA; favorite dog: Bandit; special aunt: Marilyn Evans of IL; great-uncle: John (Bonnie) Sortore of Austin, TX; cousins: Michael Evans, Alan Evans, and Elaine Evans, all of IL; special friends: Garnett Wood of Painted Post, Gloria Dykes of Painted Post, and Cindy (Kent) Wentling of Addison; and special nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to a graveside service on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post. The family asks that memorial donations be directed to: Jerry and Dawn Misner, 397 Station Road, Lawrenceville, PA 16929 for a fund for her grandson, Braelyn.   Star Gazette – June 7, 2012


KREYDT Catherine A. Barto

Age 58 of Big Flats, died Mon. June 4, 2012 at Buffalo General Medical Center following declining health.  Born on Aug. 15, 1953 in Olean, NY Catherine was the daughter of the late Robert & Mary Oneil Kreydt.  With graduation from Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing, Catherine dedicated the rest of her life to caring for others as a Registered Nurse. She was employed at Corning Hospital in the emergency room, Elmira Correctional Facility, St. Joseph's Hospital, and the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Her interests included cooking, baking, decorating, crafts and the outdoors. Surviving is her loving family, daughter, Christina (Jared) Kennedy; son, Robert Sheldon; grandchildren, Ella and Nolan Kennedy, Elmira; siblings, Mary (Ted Wadanole) Cook, Syracuse; Ellen (Van) Gayton, Jacksonville, FL; Margaret "Peggy" Howard Potter, Sewickley, PA; and Neil (Diana) Kreydt, Dubois, PA; two aunts, several cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sat. June 16, 2012 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 4:15 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice in Catherine's memory.  Star Gazette – June 10, 2012   


LABAR Andrew Jackson

Painted Hills Genealogical Society - Early Potter Co., PA Vital Statistics

Death 12-10-1913 Andrew Jackson Jack Labar, Civil War veteran of Harrison Valley, died Dec. 10, 1913; born April 17, 1829 at Ithaca, NY He came with his parents to Clymer Twp, Tioga Co. Pa. in 1841 where he married Miss Hanah McFall. They had 7 children, 6 surviving. After the death of his first wife, he married May 9, 1874 to Mrs. Hannah Labar (widow of Washington Labar), who survives. Mesdames Hannah Labar, W. H. Lewis and Ella Hurlbut wish to express thanks for sympathy in their bereavement. Burial was in the Labar private cemetery in Clymer Twp. beside his parents and first wife. 


LUCAS Fred Allen Lucas

age 73 of State Route 414, Beaver Dams, NY died on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Seneca View, in Montour Falls, NY. Fred was born on January 25, 1939 in Renovo, PA to Leslie and Mary (Ellis) Lucas. He was a graduate of Renovo High School. He worked as an auto mechanic for four years until he entered the U.S. Army in 1962. He married Carol Cross in July 18, 1961 in Renovo, PA. He worked as a mechanic at A&P Foods, Elmhurst Dairy in Prattsburg, and retired from Hardinge in Elmira. Fred enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, woodworking, and remodeling his home. His survivors include his wife Carol Lucas; one daughter, Karen (Stephen) Ceranowicz of Ft. Worth, TX; four brothers, Russell Lucas of Beaver Dams, NY, Thomas (Carolyn) Lucas of Cogan Station, PA, Leslie (Cheryl) Lucas of Hyner, PA, and Larry (Donna) Lucas of Waterford, PA; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Ceranowicz of Ft. Worth, TX and Jonathan Ceranowicz of Woodbury, MN; many nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by his son Kenneth Lucas.  A Memorial Service will be held on June 9, 2012 at the Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church, 2075 Chambers Road, Beaver Dams, NY at 3:00 PM with Pastor Matthew Pickering officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Dams Cemetery. A luncheon will follow services at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Schuyler Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit or to the Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church Building Fund. Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First Street in Corning has been entrusted with arrangements.  Star Gazette – June 5, 2012   


MICHALKO Christine M. (Michalko) Jansen

Christine passed on Wednesday morning, June 6, 2012, in the comfort of the place that she loved most, her home, surrounded by her loving family. In keeping with her wishes there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 10 AM with Rev. Christopher Linsler. The family respectfully requests in remembrance of their mother, you honor your own mother, celebrate your family, buy a lottery ticket and dream big.  Star Gazette – June 7, 2012


MILLER Glenn Albert Miller

age 66, went to be with his Lord on June 3, 2012, following an extended battle with cancer. He was born, March 21, 1946, to the late Nellie and Father Fred Miller. Glenn was a decorated Vietnam war veteran. He worked for over 40 years at Elmira Stamping before joining Mills Pride (Masco) from where he retired.  He was an avid NASCAR fan, and will always be remembered as a loving and beloved husband, father, uncle and brother.  Glenn is survived by his wife Faith Miller; his sons, John and Kenny Miller; daughters, Tina Miller, Laurie Taylor, and his precious baby girl, Harley Miller; step-daughters, Danielle Sutton and Brooke Carpenter; brothers, Marvin (and wife, Shirley) Miller, Leo (and wife, Lou Ann) Miller; sister, Edna Head; as well as several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his parents; as well as his brother Donald G. Miller in April of 2012.  Family and friends may join in a memorial service at the Athens Wesleyan Church on Fri., June 8, 2012, beginning at 6 p.m.   Sayre Morning Times – June 5, 2012    


MILLER Julia F. Furcha

Julia Frances "Franny" Furcha of Mecklenburg died in Carrollton, Georgia on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the age of 92. Born in Montour Falls, New York on July 20, 1919, Franny was the daughter of John Edwin and JoAnna (McCarthy) Miller. She was a 1936 graduate of the Trumansburg High School, and later worked at the Ithaca Public Schools and Cornell University. Franny provided a lot of support to her husband Arthur, who was one of the founding members of the Mecklenburg Volunteer Fire Company. Franny was very active in the Company's Ladies Auxiliary, Fire Police, and EMS services (being awarded Top Responder for 20+ years). As the first female volunteer firefighter in New York State, Franny has served her Company as Past President, Past Secretary, truck captain, and Fire Police Captain. She was also a member and Past President of the Schuyler County Fireman's Assn. "Franny Stories" told by fellow firefighters, community members and family will warm the hearts of those who knew and loved her for generations. In addition to her sons, John Arthur (Rae) of Whitesburg, GA and Jere Louis (Gail) of Colorado Springs, CO, Franny is survived by six grandchildren, Jacqueline, Melissa, Kathy Jo, Joelle, Jennifer and Valerie; 17 great-grandchildren, Charity, Brandon, John, Joe, John, Nathan, Grant, Julia, Sarah, Cecelia, Eric, Caleb, Joshua, Seth, Dylan, Beverly, and Elijah; nine great-great-grandchildren, Dylan, Bethany, Emily, Hannah, Cayden, Logan, Asher, Chandler, and Ian. The family will be present to receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 9th at the Mecklenburg Fire House, 4495 County Rt. #6, Mecklenburg with the Rev. Cheryl Hine officiating. Prayers of Committal will follow at Grove Cemetery in Trumansburg. Those who wish to make a contribution in Franny's memory are asked to kindly consider the Mecklenburg Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 108, Mecklenburg, NY 14863.  Ithaca Journal – June 6, 2012 


MYERS William Andrew Myers

11/11/49 - 06/05/12

Age 62 of Tampa, Florida; formerly of Horseheads, NY. He was born November 11, 1949, to Fred and Grace Myers. Bill was a 1967 graduate of Horseheads High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and Master’s Degree from University of Illinois, Chicago. He was preceded in death by his mother Grace. He is survived by his wife Kathy Myers of Tampa, FL; father Fred (Eloise) Myers of Madeira Beach, FL; brother Roger (Susan) Myers of Cobb, GA; sister Suellyn (Bill) Griffin of Horseheads, NY; son Adam Myers of Houston, TX; daughter Sara (Charles) Powell of Chicago, IL; mother-in-law Angie (John) Sardo of Clearwater, FL; sister-in-law Linda (Lee) Dunbar of Perry, GA; and numerous nephews, nieces, and loving friends. Bill held numerous sales, marketing, and management positions throughout his career and most recently was President and CEO of Florida Turf Support. He is best remembered as "Uncle Bill": a man who deeply loved his family and friends and generously helped those less fortunate than himself. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7PM Thursday, June 7th at the Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Clearwater, FL, In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to his name to St Jude's Children's Home  or The Wounded Warrior Project. Star Gazette – June 7, 2012


OSGOOD Margie O. Jacobs

Margie O. Jacobs, 88, of Coudersport, PA, died Sunday, June 3, 2012 in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  Born May 10, 1924, in Galeton, PA, she was the daughter of Clayton “Pete” and Carmen Couch Osgood.  A graduate of Galeton High School, she was employed by Galeton Production for 18 years.  In 1972, in Gettysburg, PA, she married Robert F. Jacobs, who survives.  Surviving besides her husband, Robert, are:  two sons, James Holleran of Wellsboro, PA and David Holleran of Coudersport, PA; two daughters, Susan L. Brown of Pearisburg, VA and Patricia Stenlund of Apple Valley, MN;  seven grandchildren;  and ten great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, James Osgood.  Friends may call Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM.  Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Coudy News - June 4, 2012 


PAUL Robert Charles "Bob" Paul

61, of Germania, PA, died on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  Born March 15, 1951 in Wellsboro, he was a son of the late Charles L. and Anna J. (Hurd) Paul.  Bob was a 1969 graduate of Galeton High School and was a member of the first Galeton High Soccer team coached by John (Tinker) Howard. He then graduated from Williamsport Area Community College in diesel mechanics in 1972.  On August 20, 1977, he married the former Cindy Lee Beacker, who survives. Bob worked at the Nedco plant, the Galeton Agway, the LLADS Ventures (starting the Potter County Tire Store), Campbell Trucking, and most recently, St. Mary’s Carbon Plant for thirteen and a half years before becoming sick and going on dialysis. He was a member of the Galeton Moose #602. He was an avid NASCAR fan and watched the races every weekend. He enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, hunting; the many good times spent with John Traub, his many pets over the years, and especially his dog, Miss Ellie. Surviving in addition to his wife of 34 years, Cindy, are a son, Sgt. First Class Benjamin C. Paul and his wife, Staff Sgt. Theresa M. Rodgerson-Paul, Albrightsville, PA; a daughter, Sharon E. ,and her husband, Michael J. Hand, State College, PA; seven grandchildren, who were the pride and joy of his life, Bryan M., Andrew J., Colby R., and Sarah R. Hand, Lorynne E., Taylor A., and Kailey M. Paul; a sister, Freida A. Eaton; a nephew, Kevin Eaton; a niece, Amanda (Matt) Leach; two great nieces, Olivia Eaton and Annika Leach; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon (Ellis) McMahan, Debbie (John) Traub, and Barb (Herb) Crossan; many nieces and nephews; a friend whom he considered a brother, Eric Peters; his dialysis family; special friends, Mike Johnson and Butch Paul; and all the staff at the Wellsboro Dialysis Center.  In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by two brothers-in-law, William “Bill” Traub and Tom Eaton.  Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, June 8, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00pm and on Saturday, June 9, 2012, from 10:00-11:00am with Funeral Services following at 11:00am. The Rev. Dennis Crumb will officiate. Interment will be made in Germania Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association, the Goodyear Hose Company, or the Germania Fire Company.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – June 5, 2012     


PEDLEY M Elizabeth

Gazette and Farmers Journal – Thursday, November 24, 1927

MANWARING—At her home on the Belgium road, Sunday, November 20, 1927, at 2:30 P. M, M. Elizabeth Pedley, wife of George O. Manwaring. Funeral services were held from the home on Wednesday 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Stephen Cunliffe officiating; interment was made in Riverview cemetery.  (A former resident of Westfield, PA)   


PERRY Julian J

Wellsboro Gazette – November 11, 1918

Julian J Perry, 73, RD 5, Wellsboro died suddenly on Nov 10, 1981. Born April 19, 1908, in Pontiac, Michigan, he was the son of John and Eunice Aldrich Perry.  He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and a former employee of Dunham's, Wellsboro. He was a member of the Middle Ridge United Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife Marion Ames Perry, one daughter, Mrs. Murial  Middleton, DeRuyter, N Y. and one son, Jack Perry, DeRuyter, NY, two step-daughters, Mrs. James (Mitzi) English, and Mrs. Jack (Pat) Fischler both of Wellsboro, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Haskins, DeRuyter, NY, and Mrs. Mamre Hueston, Cambridge Springs, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Tussey Mosher Funeral Home Wellsboro on Thursday 7 to 9 p m Funeral services will be held there Friday at 1 p m with the Reverend Gregory D Moore, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Truxton Cemetery, Truxton N Y.  Contributions may be directed to the Middle Ridge United Methodist Church in his memory.   


RANSOM Robert W. Ransom

72, of Whitesville died Saturday (June 9, 2012) in his home.  Born May 2, 1940, in Coudersport, Pa., he was a son of Howard E. and Elnora Johnson Ransom. On Nov. 15, 1958, in Whitesville, he married the former Paula Nesbit, who survives.  He was employed by ABB Air Preheater in Wellsville for over 35 years. Bob was a member of the Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department, the Whitesville Rod and Gun Club, and the Independence Ambulance Squad.  Surviving besides his wife, Paula, are five children, Judy (Steve) Linza of Whitesville, Vaughn (Dana) Ransom of Moyock, N.C., Vernon (Carla) Ransom of Churchville, Janet (Joe) Foth of Newport, Wash., and Fawn (Jim) Waters of Whitesville; two brothers, Eugene (Patricia) Ransom of Conesus, and Dale (Georgia) Ransom of Genesee, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his step-father, George Knauer Sr.; and a sister-in-law, Carol Ransom.  Friends may call Monday (June 11, 2012) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, Pa., where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 256, Whitesville, NY 14897, or a charity of the donor's choice.  Olean Times - June 11, 2012   


RENNER Louis Renner

67, of Westfield, died on Monday, May 21, 2012, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 25, 2012 


ROONEY James "Jim" J. Rooney

76, of Mansfield, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro.  Jim was born May 26, 1936, in Philadelphia, a son of Frances (Barrett) Rooney. He was employed for 32 years at DuPont as a chemist's assistant. After his retirement he worked at WalMart in Mansfield. Jim was a member of the N.R.A. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.  Jim is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Barbra Rooney of Elysburg; three grandchildren, Lauren, Matthew, Jr. (Andrea), Jeffrey; one great-grandson, Matthew Rooney, III; and a sister, Frances Rooney. He was predeceased by a son, James M. Rooney, on April 4, 2010. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Norwood. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 6, 2012   


RUTLEDGE Victoria Isabelle Vanderpool

Died on May 31, 2012. She was born and raised in Sumrall, MS. Vickie met and married her husband, Larry, while he was stationed at Camp Shelby, MS during World War II. They were married 68 years. After the war, they moved to Wyalusing, where they lived and worked for 40 plus years. They left a lot of dear friends when they moved to Maryville, TN to be near their daughter due to Vickie’s health 27 years ago.  She was a member of Sylvania Women’s Club, GTP Quarter Century Club, worked 25 years for Global GTP (Sylvania), was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church and attended the Barlett Program at New Providence Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Blount County DAR. A beautiful Southern lady inside and out, she was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, also a wonderful friend and neighbor. She was always cooking and baking for her loved ones.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence (Larry) Vanderpool; grandson, Nathan Vanderpool; parents, Bishop and Amanda Mae (Harrill) Rutledge; sisters, Catherine (Tip) Miller, Mary Alma (Leroy) Keller and Geneva (Toxie) Miller.  Survivors include her daughter, Sondra V. Waggoner; son and daughter- in- law, Barry and Doris Vanderpool; brother, Bill Rutledge; grandchildren, Christopher and Kathy Ferguson, Vashon and Rebecca Ferguson, Chester Vanderpool, Karen and Dave Bartee,  Kristen and Al Orach; great-grandchildren, Haley Victoria Ferguson, Emma R. Ferguson, Grace C. Ferguson, Madeline Victoria Ferguson, Josh Orach, Ruby, Trevor and Spencer Bartee; many beloved nieces and nephews; special devoted friends, Ewellette and David Thresher, Pat and Garfield McCarter, and caregiver, Jill Hill.  A Celebration of Life was held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6 in McCammon-Ammons- Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Ballard officiating. The interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at McCammon- Ammons-Click Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1818, Memphis, TN 38101 or to New Providence Presbyterian Church, Bartlett Program, 703 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville, TN 37801.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – June 7, 2012



Horseheads: Age 64, died very unexpectedly on Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Brooksville FL doing what he loved. Mark was born in Elmira on February 3, 1948. He was a son of Mildred (Vesneske) Sheehan of Horseheads and the late Howard P. Sheehan. In addition to his mother, Mark is survived by his wife of 45 years Betty Long Sheehan; sons and daughter-in-law, Marc Sheehan, Rochester NY, Sean and Becky Sheehan, Spring Hill FL; grandchildren, Kiley, Brandon, Gavin, Emma, Brooke, Madilyn, Olivia and Bryn; sisters and brother-in-law, Paula and Francis Affeldt, Rock Steam NY, Donna Sheehan, Horseheads; brothers, Thomas Sheehan, Ocala FL and Dale Sheehan, Horseheads; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Edgar and Katy Wheeler, Thousand Oaks CA; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and all his good cycling friends. Mark was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1969 to 1971. He attended Corning Community College and Cornell University. Mark was recently retired from NYSEG with 37 years of service. He had a great love for life. Mark was an avid bicyclist who would spend hours riding with Betty and various cycling clubs. He was a member of the NRA and the Viper Club of America. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 5:30 p.m. At the conclusion of services, military honors will be accorded. Donations in Mark's memory may be directed to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., Route 352, Elmira NY 14903.   Star Gazette – June 7, 2012


SMITH Alice M. McPherson

76 Thursday June 7, 2012  On the morning of Sunday, June 3rd, 2012, longtime Canton resident Alice May (Smith) McPherson died quietly at Williamsport Hospital with her beloved family at her side. She was 76 years of age.  Born in Norristown, PA, on December 12th, 1935, she was the daughter of Charles and Ethel May (Gifford) Smith. Alice was raised in Philadelphia, where several years later she met a local young man named Paul McPherson. They were wed September 25th, 1954 and settled in the suburban Montgomery County town of Collegeville. They raised three sons and a daughter and shared forty-five years before Paul’s passing in February of 2000.  More than thirty years ago the McPhersons moved to the Northern Tier, first settling in Shunk and later Canton borough, where they operated Paul’s Place, an antique shop on north Troy Street. There Mr. And Mrs. McPherson could work side-by-side, enjoying the friendly visits of neighbors and strangers passing through, run their business and never have to leave home. Alice was a woman devoted to her family and enjoyed the company of her children, grandchildren and great-grandson.  She is survived by sons Paul Jr. (& Hope) McPherson of Perkiomenville, PA, Wayne McPherson and James (& Jody) McPherson, all of Canton, daughter Sherry Hazlett of Schwenksville, PA, sisters Doris Smith and Norma Phillips, step-sister Alice Gifford, grandchildren Elysee and Lucy McPherson, Autum Page McPherson, Douglas Hazlett, III, Kelly McPherson and Eric McPherson, and great-grandson Trapper Burr. In addition to her parents and her husband, Paul, she was preceded in death by three infant brothers. In accordance with Alice’s expressed wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Canton Independent Sentinel – June 9, 2012    


SPENCER Roger "Roger Rabbit" Spencer

51, of Baker Lane, Montgomery, died Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Sunbury Community Hospital. Born Sept. 11, 1960 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Robert C. Spencer, Sr. and Bessie Jane (Dingle) Spencer. He and his wife, the former Iris May, enjoyed 11 years together. A 1979 graduate of Montgomery High School, Roger's life was driving truck. He was the owner/operator of Roger Spencer Trucking and was a professional potato hauler for the past 15 years.  He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Milton. Roger loved dirt track racing, where he raced late models and micro sprints for 10 years. He was fond of golfing. Roger enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He had a generous heart and a great sense of humor. He could often be heard saying "It is what it is." Surviving in addition to his wife are one step daughter, Caitlinn Belcher, of Wyalusing; two step sons, Chad Belcher and Caleb (Cassie) Belcher, all of Wyalusing; three brothers, Robert "Bobby" Spencer, of Pennsdale, William A. Spencer, Sr. (Amber) and Raymond (Sandy) Spencer, all of Muncy; one sister, Yvonne (Dale) Stahl, of Watsontown; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, William R. "Sgt." May Sr. and Iris E. May, of Athens.  Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Officiating will be William Spencer Jr., elder at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Milton.  Burial will follow.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown, PA 17777.  Towanda Daily Review – June 10, 2012  


STRANG Mary Jane Strang Iversen

68, of Litchfield Twp., Pa., died Monday, June 4, 2012 at home following declining health.  Mary Jane was born January 6, 1944 in Waterbury, Conn., the daughter of Donald and Beatrice Gordon Strang. She was a graduate of Staples High School in Westport, Conn. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Mary Jane enjoyed cross stitch, plastic canvas and exercising.  Surviving are her daughters, Heather Iversen and Dawn Iversen (Marie Johnson) all of Litchfield; granddaughter, Erica Iversen; and great-granddaughter, Shiloh Iversen.  Services will be private. There are no calling hours. The Alteri- Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre, Pa., is assisting Mary Jane’s family with arrangements.  Sayre Morning Times – June 5, 2012  


STRONG Gerald D.

Gerald Dennis "Jerry" Strong, 69, of Fredericksburg, VA, died Monday, June 4, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital. Jerry was born June 3, 1943 in Elmira, New York to the late John E. and Margaret "Peg" Murphy Strong. He attended the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Jerry was employed as a partner at Coopers and Lybrand Accounting Firm as a CPA. After retirement, he worked doing accounting work in the Fredericksburg area opening his own business, Strong and Associates. Jerry loved his dogs and cats. Survivors include his loving and devoted partner, Diane Rhodes; daughter Kathleen Shugars; and his former wife, Mary Strong; Cindy Vaughan, devoted partner of Jim Strong, and nephews, Dr. John Strong and Michael Strong all of New York. Services will be private. Those wishing may remember Jerry through memorials to the SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22408.


SWAN Oren L. Swan

FREEMAN, Nov. 11.—Oren L. Swan, aged 83 years, died at his home here about 4 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of several months. He was very well known in this vicinity. The funeral will be held at the Freeman Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Swan Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rebecca Swan of this place.   The Evening Leader, Corning, NY – Tuesday, November 11, 1930  


TAFT Sharon L. 

age 59, of Stockholm, died on Tuesday, May 30, 2012, at her home. She was born on July 15, 1952, the daughter of Franklyn and Thelma Taft, in Corning, NY. Sharon was a graduate of Corning Painted Post East High School, Class of 1970. Following graduation from high school, she enrolled at Corning Community College, receiving an Associate's Degree in Health Sciences in 1972. In the summer of 1972, Ms. Taft commenced studies at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. That fall, she transferred to Mankato State University in Mankato, MN. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in 1974. Following completion of her Bachelor's Degree, Ms. Taft commenced graduate studies at Mankato State University where she received her Master of Science in Health Sciences in 1976. Her specialty was in community and school health education. She began taking studies during the late 1970's at the University of Minnesota and was taking doctoral level courses related to child and adolescent psychology. Sharon was employed by the Faribault Public School system as a health coordinator and chemical dependency counselor until 1989. She had also worked as an Indian child welfare coordinator with the Prairie Island Dakota community in Welch, MN. Additionally, Sharon spent time caring for her livestock and handling chores associated with running her farm. Sharon had a great sense of humor and love for her family, friends, and many members of her surrounding community. She was preceded in death by her parents, Franklyn and Thelma Taft; and her brother, Franklyn Taft, Jr. and sister-in-law, Natalie. She is survived by her sisters, Diana (Ron) Sorge of Crownsville, MD, Jean (Ron) Klein of Albuquerque, NM, brothers, Terry (Diane) Taft of Corning, NY and Gary (Penny) Taft of Omaha, NE; and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, relatives and friends. Memorial visitation was held on Monday, June 4th, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home in Maiden Rock and was followed by a memorial service on Tuesday, June 5th, at 2:00 p.m. also at the funeral home. At her request, family services will be held at a later date in upstate New York. Interment will be private. The family requests memorial gifts be designated for the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at the Mayo Clinic. Gifts can be mailed to the Mayo Clinic Development Office located at 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin.  Star Gazette – June 5, 2012


TEEMLEY Thomas D. Teemley

74, of Ocala, FL died on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in Ocala, Florida. He was born in Montour Falls, NY on June 25, 1937 and was the son to the late, Lewis R. and Frieda (Nichols) Teemley. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He graduated from Watkins Glen High School and Simmons School of Embalming and Mortuary Science. Thomas was a member of Ocala West United Methodist Church. He was an avid Florida Gator fan. He enjoyed cooking, playing golf, playing cards, and volunteering at his church. He was a member of the Elks Club, Mason, Eastern Star, Ocala Gator Basketball Tip-Off Club, and Euchre Club. He is survived by his wife Bonnie Jean Teemley of Ocala; daughter Melissa (Paul) Homin; son Lewis (Pam) Teemley; brother James (Nancy) Teemley; sister Irene (Jack) Nelson; and three grandchildren Karyn Teemley, Morgan and Meredith Homin. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Jeanne and Kate; and a brother Bruce. Friends may call on Monday, June 11th from 10 until 11 AM at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First Street, Corning, NY where funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. Constance Seifert officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 St. Rt. 352, Elmira, New York 14903.  Star Gazette – June 9, 2012  


TRUESDALE Russell ‘Rusty’ Raymond Truesdale

59, of 65 Sickler Rd., Meshoppen, PA, died Monday afternoon, June 4, 2012 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.  Born on Jan. 14, 1953 in Meshoppen, he was the son of Jacqueline Lott Morgan and the late Archie Richard Truesdale. He was born and raised in Meshoppen and graduated from Tunkhannock Area High School in June of 1970. After graduating from high school, Rusty entered the U.S. Army and proudly served from June 1970 to June 1973 with service in the Vietnam War. He worked as a helicopter repairman during his time in the service.  After the service he drove truck for several local trucking companies, with his most recent job working at Eastern Industries of Clifford. He was married to Debra Louise Robbins Truesdale from Nicholson. They would have celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary in December of this year.  He was a member of the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion in Black Walnut, the American Legion Riders Club Post 154 in Montrose and the VFW in Montrose Post 5642. He was also a member of the Towanda Gun Club and the Monroeton Gun Club.  Rusty enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. He especially enjoyed riding motorcycles with his best friend, Bobby Williams of Meshoppen. Survivors include his wife, Debra; his three children, Sherry  Stofko of Meshoppen, David Truesdale of Meshoppen and Stacy Antoniotti and her husband, Bob of Scranton; eight grandchildren; his mother, Jacqueline Lott Morgan of Falls. He is also survived by his four brothers, Gerald  Truesdale and his wife, Beatrice of Peckville, Richard Truesdale of Falls, Ronald Truesdale and his wife, Judy of Meshoppen and Larry Truesdale of Wyalusing, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his father, Archie, Rusty was preceded in death by two sisters, Cindy Truesdale and Kathy Truesdale Wuagon, and his nephew, Gerald Truesdale.  A memorial service will be held at the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion in Black Walnut on June 16 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Brian Lucas of the Dalton United Methodist Church officiating.  A military service will immediately follow at the Jersey Hill Cemetery in Auburn Center, with members of the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion in Black Walnut, the Dennis Strong Post 457 American Legion in Tunkhannock and the Endless Mountains Post 3583 VFW in Mehoopany conducting the service.  Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Meshoppen.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion, SR 6, Laceyville, PA 18623 or the American Cancer Society.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – June 7, 2012


VERDON Eugene “Gino” Verdon III

age 22, died May 31, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. Tragically, he was another victim of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes.  Gino went to bed in the early morning hours of Thursday May 31st; healthy, happy, and excited to be traveling home to the US the next day. During his sleep Gino unknowingly developed severe hypoglycemia and didn’t wake up.   Gino was born February 1, 1990 in Hudson, NY. Gino treasured his childhood that allowed him to attend schools in Danville, KY, Tokyo, Japan, Big Flats/Corning, NY, and Taipei, Taiwan where he graduated from the Taipei American School (TAS) in 2008.  As part of his educational experiences Gino also traveled the world.  Some of his favorite places included: Hawaii, Tasmania, California, The Great Wall, Thailand, Saipan, NYC, Melbourne, and exploring Taipei especially Luxy.  Since he was old enough to read a map Gino always wanted to visit London. That dream came true earlier this year as he and his girl celebrated their birthdays together in London. Although Gino loved the big cities and far away locations, he was just as happy at his Grandfather’s Christmas Tree farm, playing in the back yard, or a game of orange ball in his Pop-Pop’s pool.  Like his entire family Gino was an avid New York Yankee and New York Giants fan.  He enjoyed going to Yankee Stadium every year with his extended family.  Over the past few years he also routed for the New Zealand All Blacks.  Gino enjoyed reading and had a zeal for anything Lord of the Rings.  He loved to relax to music and learned to play guitar, Iron Man his favorite song to play.  While living in Painted Post, Gino volunteered to work with mentally challenged children.  This seemed to start Gino’s deep love for children. Perhaps because of his warm smile or his generous heart young children were always enamored with Gino.  He was the first choice of many kids to be their baby sitter.  Gino’s family was so looking forward to him becoming a father someday as we all know we would have been an excellent Dad.  As reported in The Leader, in the summer of 2003, Gino and his family organized the first Tour DeKeuka, a 100 mile bike ride around Keuka Lake to raise awareness and donations for a cure for diabetes.  The first year of this bike ride started in Painted Post at 5am and finished 210 miles later, minutes before midnight, on the same day in Catskill, NY.  Gino’s father made the entire trek accompanied by Gino at various stages of the ride. Numerous other friends and family joined along the way with some completing their first century ride. The first year raised over $8,000. The second year the event was renamed the Tour DeKeuka, the route changed to circle Keuka; and the amount raised more than doubled.  The Tour De Keuka bike trek has now become an annual event, with over $215,000 in donations for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Further information can be found at <> or Randy Rhodes at  Out of respect for origins of this event it is the family’s hope the Tour DeKeuka can be renamed in Gino’s memory.  Sports were a big part of Gino’s life.  He played baseball for ten years. During Gino’s last year of Little League Gino and his two brothers played on the same team and made up three fourths of the infield.  He also played American football, basketball, soccer, and swimming. His father enjoyed coaching Gino and his brothers in baseball, basketball, and football everywhere they lived, while his Mom supported these events as the Team Mom, Little League board member/chapter President, or cheerleader.  It was while attending Taipei American School Gino found his true passion Rugby, where he was captain of the TAS Tigers. Gino’s passion for Rugby led him to be a physical fitness enthusiast.  After graduation from TAS, Gino moved to Melbourne, Australia to attend University.  Late last year he took time off from his formal studies and just received his Personal Training Certificate from The Australian Fitness Institute, taking on his first client in late May.  Gino was to balance his commitment to physical fitness with a BS degree in Food and Nutrition and expected to graduate in one year.  Gino so enjoyed his life and lived everyday to the fullest.  He has an amazing group of friends in Melbourne as well as Taipei, Corning/Painted Post, Tokyo, and Kentucky, who he talked about with laughter and fantastic memories.  Gino was also making plans for his future after graduation that included marriage to the love of his life, Ellie Shepherd of London.  They were to be engaged upon Ellie’s arrival in New York on June 9th.  Gino is survived by his father, Gino Jr., mother, Patricia, brothers Joseph and Zachary; grandparents Eugene Sr., Robert and Phyllis Abrahamsen; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and so many beloved friends who were his extended family all over the world.  He is pre-deceased by his cousin Anthony Ryan Verdon and grandmother Sophie A. Verdon. In keeping with Gino’s life, memorial services for Gino span the world.  An informal memorial was held for Gino on June 5th at The Curtain, in Melbourne; followed by services on June 7th.  A service was held in Taipei, Taiwan at Mother of God Church, only a few blocks away from where Gino and his family lived during the past six years.  Mass was said in Gino’s memory at the Franciscan Chapel Center (Roppongi Catholic Church) in Tokyo.  A memorial will be held in Gino’s honor in the Corning, NY area, for further details please contact Jeffery Christian (607-738-6928).  Calling hours are expected to be on Monday June 11th 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 in the Catskills at Richard’s Funeral Home, Cairo, NY.  There will be a Catholic mass and burial on Tuesday June 12th followed by a gathering at the Kiskatom fire house, times to be determined later. As Gino and his family are currently still in Australia these dates may change.  Please contact Richard’s for further information, 518-622-9503.  Memorial donations in Gino’s honor can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).Corning Leader – June 8, 2012


WILLIAMS Pauline (Williams) Valimont

age 85 of Mansfield, died on Sunday, May 20, 2012 which was also the same day as her father 58 years ago.  Pauline was born on January 4, 1927 in LeRoy Township, the daughter of Boyd and Marion (Merrick) Williams. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Raymond E. Valimont in 1996.  Prior to her retirement, Pauline was employed with Troy Community Hospital as an ER clerk. She was a member of the Church of the New Covenant and enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.  Pauline is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Sarah Valimont of Mainesburg; four daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Valimont of Mansfield, Margie and Charles Davis of Orangeburg, SC, Connie and Steve Bolt of Mansfield, Renee and Jeff Kenyon of Troy, one brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Carol Williams of Canton; sister-in-law, Hazel Williams, Troy; eight grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Raymond, Pauline was also predeceased by a brother, Robert Williams and her parents.  The funeral service was held Wednesday, May 23, at noon at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Mansfield with Pastor James Revie officiating.   Memorial contributions may be made in Pauline’s memory to New Covenant Academy, 310 Extension St., Mansfield.    Canton Independent Sentinel – June 9, 2012  


WOOD Arleen Vary Johnson

Johnson, Arleen Vary, age 92 of Bethany Village in Horseheads died peacefully on June 6, 2012. She was born September 7, 1919 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of, Anna Lawson Wood and J. Earl Wood. She spent most of her life in Odessa, NY and after her retirement, many winters in Lake Wales, FL. She was a graduate of Michigan State College and was a teacher in Odessa for 34 years. Arleen was predeceased by her first husband Nathan F. Vary and her second husband James E. Johnson. She is survived by her son Robert E. Vary (Erna) of Jackson, NJ, grandchildren Robert N. Vary (Annelise) and Katharine Vary (Jaime Belanger) all of Baltimore, MD, and one great-grandson Alistair (AJ) Belanger of Baltimore. She is also survived by step-daughter Callie Bent of Halifax, NS, Penny Johnson of New Minas, NS and stepson John Johnson of Calgary, Alberta. There will be no visiting hours. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choosing.    Star Gazette – June 8, 2012


WRIGHT Jennifer “Jennie” Jane Wright

68, of 35 Second St., Tunkhannock, PA, died on Tuesday morning, June 5, 2012 at Tyler Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Born on May 27, 1944 in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Esther Anderson Wright. She graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in 1962 and immediately entered the U.S. Army. She was stationed in San Francisco and in Germany. After leaving the service she worked in central Florida for Ben Hill Griffith Co. and in San Francisco for California Pellet Mill Co. before returning to Pennsylvania to work for Procter and Gamble from 1980 until she retired in 2004. Jennie enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, and was always very generous toward her friends and family members. She was especially happy to recently welcome two great-granddaughters into the world. Survivors include her son, John C. Wright of Tunkhannock; granddaughters Jaelin Wright of Fernandina Beach, FL and Tyan Repsher of Kingsland, GA; great-granddaughters, Lilly Bazzell and Natalia Southers; sisters, Doreen Potter of Wyalusing and Marilyn Babcock and her husband, Charles of Alabama; a niece, Diane Seymour and her husband, Gary of Towanda. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her nephew, Lanny Potter. Family and friends may call at Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville on Friday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment with military honors will be on Monday, June 11 at 11 a.m. with the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 conducting the service.  Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Jennie’s memory to Disabled American Veterans, 1720 Sanderson Ave, Scranton, PA 18509.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – June 7, 2012


WRIGHT Jerry L. Wright

64, of Coudersport, PA, died Saturday, June 9, 2012 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Born September 28, 1947, in Coudersport, he was the son of Harold A. “Bill” and Margaret Hilfiger Wright.  He owned and operated Wright’s Auction Barn and was the former owner of Wright’s Restaurant and Truck Stop, Northwoods Tavern, and the Pine Creek Inn.  He was a social member of the American Legion in Coudersport.   Surviving are: his mother, Margaret, of Coudersport; a son, Daryl (Michele) Wright of Coudersport; a daughter, Michelle Erway; four grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon (Jack) Wilson of Coudersport and Darlene Wright-Villa of Madison, WI; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.   In addition to his father, he was predeceased by an infant sister, Judy Lynne Wright.   Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 3:00 PM. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  Another memorial service will be held at a future date at the Pine Creek Inn in West Pike, PA.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christmas House, 1 Water Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or a charity of the donor’s choice.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – June 11, 2012


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YEE William C. "Papa"

Age 83 of Horseheads died at home June 7, 2012. He was a longtime proprietor and cook of Yee Olde Hickory House Restaurant in Pine Valley. Bill was predeceased by his wife Carol Ann Yee in 1999. His family includes his sons and daughters, Margaret (Yat Long) Ip of Cherry Hill, NJ Edgar (Pamela) Yee of Saskatchewan, Canada, David (Kay) Yee of Toronto, Ontario, Joyce (William Young) Yee of Horseheads, NY Joseph (Amy) Yee of Newtown Square, PA, Elvin (Cindy) Yee of Horseheads, Cathy Ann (Ken) Lue Chee Lip of Manassas, VA; 20 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; many friends and patrons. Services will take place on Tuesday June 12, 2012 in Locustwood Cemetery in Cherry Hill, NJ at 2:30 pm. Memorials to Good Days, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., PO Box 665, Mendon, NY 14506.    Star Gazette – June 9, 2012



? Jessie M. Dee

Altoona, FL: Jessie M. Dee, age 91, of Lakeview Terrace Retirement Community in Altoona, FL died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at her home. She was a nurse and Professional Administrator, employed in the area for years. Her survivors include a daughter, Dorothy (Alan) Brooks of Valley Villages, CA; three sons, James (Lynn) Dee of The Villages, FL, William (Elizabeth) Dee of Upper Darby, PA, and Christopher Dee of Williamsville, NY. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First Street, Corning has been entrusted with arrangements.   Star Gazette – June 8, 2012    

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