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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.

AUBLE Shirley J. Dodge

Shirley J. Dodge, age 75, passed away June 14, 2012 at Cayuga Ridge in Ithaca. Born March 25, 1937 in Montour Falls, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth C. and Josephine A. (O'Connor) Auble. For nearly 25 years, Shirley was an Avon Representative, and she helped numerous families in the Trumansburg area as a caregiver. A fixture in the community, Shirley was a person you just expected to see around town. She touched so many lives over the years, young and old, and her presence will be missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Janie Auble; and her brothers, Kenneth and Richard Auble. Shirley is survived by her husband, William S. Dodge; their three sons, Keith Dodge of Trumansburg, Kenneth Dodge of Odessa, and William R. Dodge of Trumansburg; and a sister-in-law, Marion Auble of Burdett. Friends are invited to visit with Shirley's family from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 24th, at the Trumansburg Farmer's Market Park. Interment at Union Cemetery in Hector will be private. Lansing Funeral Home is assisting the family. Ithaca Journal – June 21, 2012     


BARRA Nicholas J. Barra

Nicholas J. Barra, 82, of Lansing, New York, died on Monday, June 25, 2012. He was born in Ithaca, NY, on January, 11, 1930, and was the son of the late Nick and Nicolina Cinotti Barra, and widower of Mary Leone Barra. Nick graduated from Ithaca High School and Ithaca College and spent his career teaching and coaching at Odessa-Montour Central School. He was inducted into Odessa-Montour Central School Coach's Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Elks Club, the Lansing Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion. Additionally, he was an avid golfer and woodworker. He volunteered a great deal of time to the community, including Gadabout, Woodsedge, and co-founded the Cancer Bonnet program. Nick was a lifetime member and volunteer of the Immaculate Conception Church. Upon retirement, Nick and his wife moved to their lake home in Lansing, where he lived for many years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and spending time with his family. Nicholas was pre-deceased by siblings Phyllis Isch, Antoinette Sellers, Mary DeLong, Victoria Noce, and Sgt. Michael Barra. He is survived byhis loving companion Ann McNamara; sister Sue Shanahan (Arthur); children Michael Barra, Nicholas Barra (Amy), John Barra, and Mary Leigh Thomas; grandchildren Frank Barra, Anthony Barra, and Christa Barra; great-grandchild Braxton Evans as well as many nieces and nephews. There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 29, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church of Ithaca with the Reverend Jeffery Tunnicliff officiating. A reception will be held at Lucatelli's Restaurant immediately following the Mass. A private burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nick's memory may be given to either Hospicare of Tompkins County or the SPCA of Tompkins County. Bangs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family wishes to express thanks to all the visitors who came while he was ill.   Star Gazette – June 28, 2012   


BAXTER Rev. Keith R. Baxter

The Rev. Keith Baxter died June 15, 2012. At his request, there are no calling hours. A celebration of his life will be at a later date.  Arrangements: Olthof Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – June 18, 2012    


BELYSKI David J. Belyski

age 60 of Town & Country Estates, Troy, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.  David was born September 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 was most recently employed as the Body Shop Manager at Junior's 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 & Tess Leitner of Troy and a daughter Karen Leitner of Blair, WI, six grandchildren, Christopher, Patricia, Brooke, Taylor, Kylie and Allison, a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra & Philip Riccardo of Glenwood Landing, NY, 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 & Guy Pedone. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Long Island.  Canton Independent Sentinel – June 23, 2012


BREWER Mark David Brewer

54, of Garland, TX and formerly of Elmira, NY, died on June 21, 2012. He was born May 23rd, 1958, in Elmira, NY to John (Jack) F. Brewer and Nancy Goodenough Cornell. Mark, a 1976 graduate of Notre Dame High School, was a valued teammate for the football, basketball, and track teams, achieving many honors. He went on to play basketball at Slippery Rock State College. Mark was most recently employed as a Regional Sales Manager for EVS, Mid-South, Inc., a manufacturer’s representative for emergency vehicle supplies throughout the South-Central United States. Mark was a loving husband, wonderful father, and one-of-a-kind grandfather. To some he was "coach", to others he was "friend", and to a special few he was their brother; most of all Mark was a physical and spiritual giant of a man with a big heart, a big smile, and unmatched generosity. Mark fought a battle with cancer with an awesome level of strength, grace, dignity, and courage that inspired all who came in contact with him. Mark is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Rene Brewer; sons, Chad Ford, Jeremy, Cameron, Nathan Brewer, all of Garland; one grandchild, Tristan Dixon; brothers, John (Jack) and sister-in-law Joy Brewer of Millerton, PA; Charles (Chuck) and sister-in-law Valerie of Alma, AR; sister, Jennifer Brewer of Mt. Ida, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Memorial Service was held at Eastern Hills Baptist Church in Garland, TX on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, at 2 p.m.  Star Gazette – June 27, 2012


CLARK Terry Lee Clark Sr. "Clarky"

56, of Arnot, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was born Aug. 6, 1955.  On Sept. 11, 1976, he married Mary Ann Taynton who survives.  He was a member of the A.P. Church of Arnot and Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg.  "Clarky" enjoyed fishing, especially with his grandson "T"; he was also a great fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Surviving, in addition to his wife Mary Ann of Arnot, his stepfather, Richard Phelps, of Arnot; his daughter, Becky Clark of Arnot; and his son, Terry Lee (Samantha) Clark II of Texas; sister, Sharon Parker; and a brother, Richard Phelps; his grandchildren, Terry III, Reagan, Logan, Tayton and Austin Clark;  also by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.  Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Sunday, July 1, 2012, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Dean Edwards officiating.  


DOOLITTLE Laura M. Hall 

Age 92, and longtime resident of Fisherville Rd., died Fri., June 30, 2012, at Absolut at Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY. Laura was born in Lockwood NY on Feb. 1, 1920 to Clifford and Anna (Reynolds) Doolittle. She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn in 1989; son, Keith Hall in 1964; and sister, Ruth Bonning in 2011. Her surviving family includes her daughter, Ruth Bernd of Big Flats, NY,  Glenn Hall of Shortsville, NY; grandchildren, Tracey Bernd, Barbara Jo Bernd-Rierson, great-granddaughter, Madison and Samantha Rierson and Jordan Bernd. Laura was retired from Miller's Sod and Tree Farm in Big Flats. She was a member and past Matron of the Order of Easter Star Horseheads Chapter. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, July 2, 2012, from 5-7:00 p.m. Her service will take place there at 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Bern Lytle will officiate. Those wishing to remember Laura may do so with memorials to Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or Big Flats Wesleyan Church, 561 Maple Ave, Big Flats, NY 14814.  Star Gazette – July 1, 2012 


DUNNING Charles R. “Beau” Dunning

age 64, of Avoca, NY, died June 18, 2012 at home.  Beau was born on July 6th 1947, in Athens, PA., he was the son of the late Robert and Joyce (Conrad) Dunning.  He attended Athens, PA High School, after graduation he served in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1969 on the USS Coral Sea during Vietnam where he received the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, and the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon.  Beau retired from Steuben County after 26 years where he was the Deputy Superintendent for the Building and Grounds Department.  Beau was a huge Elvis fan.  He loved his old music and watching old movies.  He used to enjoy wood working in his basement and reading. Mornings you could find Beau at Stephanie’s restaurant for breakfast, he also enjoyed his cold beer at The Office Bar with friends.  He loved his grandchildren and was so very proud of them.  Surviving Beau are his daughter, Nicole (Bryan) Dickson, son, Ryan (Amber) Dunning, grandchildren, Devyn, Dylan and Deyton Dickson, Masyn and Lainey Dunning, the mother of his children and life time friend, Kay Dunning.  Sister, Sandra (Robert) Creighton of Boca Raton, FL, two brothers, David Dunning, of Hinesville, GA. and Richard (Darlene) Dunning of Margate, FL., and many nieces and nephews.  Beau was predeceased by his parents.  Calling hours will be held, Friday, July 6, 2012 at Fagan’s Funeral Home, Bath, NY, from 2:00-4:00 PM. A Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:00 PM.  Following the service friends and family are invited for a Celebration of Beau’s life on his 65th birthday at the Bath VFW.  In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that contributions be made to the Avoca Ambulance Corp. 3 Chase Street, Avoca, New York, 14809.   Corning Leader – July 3, 2012


DuPONT Emilien E. DuPont  "Papa"

Elmira: Age 83, died peacefully with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Emilien was born in Trois Rivieres, Quebec on April 5, 1929. He was the seventh of twelve children born to Camil and Marianna (Leclerc) DuPont. Emilien married Thérèse Lemaire on February 18, 1950, and they moved to Elmira in January of 1953. They were married for 34 years before Thérèse died on February 12, 1984. Emilien was also predeceased by son-in-law Tom Kraft on November 19, 1992. He is survived by daughters, Diane D. (Bruce) Elston of Elmira, Joanne K. (David) Ulmer of Chandler AZ, Kathleen (Tom) DuPont-Frost of Elmira; grandchildren, Barbara (Mark) Thomas of Horseheads, Bruce (Michelle) Elston Jr. of Elmira Heights, Natalie Frost of Buffalo, Chantelle Kraft of Beaverton OR, Makensie Kraft, Matthew and Rebekah Ulmer all of Chandler AZ; 7 great grandchildren; brothers Bill (Paulette) DuPont of Arizona, André DuPont of Elmira, Jacques (Anita) DuPont of Horseheads, Jean Guy (Pierrette) DuPont, Claude DuPont both of Trois Rivieres, Quebec; sister Magella Pepin of Elmira; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Gaetan LeBlanc of Quebec, Lucille Lemaire, Trois Rivieres Quebec, H. Paul (Pierrette) Lemaire of Repentigny, Quebec; also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Other predeceased family members include sisters, Jeanne D'Arc (Henri) Fetterley and Marguerite (Louis) Marchand; brothers, Ronald (Janine) DuPont, Leo Gilles DuPont, and Marcel DuPont; sisters-in-law, Suzanne LeBlanc, Celine (André) Archambault and Berthe DuPont; brother-in-law Clement Pepin. Emilien was an avid gardener. He was employed with A & P in Horseheads until its closing. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Donations in Emilien's memory may be directed to Mount Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Road, Pine City NY 14871, Holy Family Catholic Schools, 421 Fulton St., Elmira NY 14904 and Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira NY 14904. The DuPont family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the 5th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the loving care they provided for their father.   Star Gazette – June 24, 2012 


DYER Kay Jane Janisse

76, died the morning of June 19, 2012. A loving wife, amazing mother, cherished grandmother and giving friend, she was born May 27, 1936 in Sugar Run and raised in Elmira, NY, where she graduated from Southside High School.  She married Carl Drake in 1955. They had one daughter, Denise and moved to California in 1960. She was married to Carl for 25 years, and they remained friends after parting. Kay worked for Kwikset Locks (now Black/Decker) for 25 years. She married Larry Janisse in 1983, retired from Kwikset in 1991, and returned to Sugar Run in 1992. They bought a home approximately one mile from where Kay was born.  She has lived in Sugar Run for the past 23 years. Kay had many hobbies, such as cooking, crocheting, quilting, being a terrific friend and neighbor, as well as being a huge supporter of Penn State athletics. Kay was a long-time member of The Women of The Moose Anaheim Chapter No. 1473, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #534 and The Order of The Eastern Star.  Survivors include her husband, Larry; daughter Denise and son-in-law, Lee Haines; grandson, Joshua; granddaughter, Hollee; stepson, Harvey Janisse and his spouse, Sheri and granddaughter Briana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill Dyer and wife, Rena, Mahlon Dyer and wife, Mary; sister and brother-inlaw, Carol and Bill Marsh; favorite brother-in-law, Rick Janisse and wife, Tammy, brother-inlaw, Dennis Janisse and wife, Georgia; sister-in-law, Michelle and husband, Ken; mother-in-law, Shirley Pilger and husband, Chuck. Kay has many other loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention, but she had a special relationship with her niece, Crystal Norton and her husband, Joey, who cared for her during her last days.  Kay has touched so many lives with her love, humor and faith, and there will be a hole in our hearts now that she has passed on.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Dyer and her father, Sam Dyer.  A funeral service was held on Friday evening, June 22, at 7 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. Family and friends called on Friday from 4 until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Moose Charities, 155 International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – June 28, 2012


DYKE Mary B. Fuller

85 of Dundee died Monday June 25, 2012 at Schuyler Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Following Mary's wishes there will be no services held. Memorial donations may be made to the Dundee Ambulance Corp. She was born July 29 1926 the daughter of Donald Nettie Hall Dyke. Mary was a life member of both the Dundee Fire department and ambulance corp and a life member of the Moose. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Russell, three sons William P. (Jackie) Fuller of Horseheads, Russell E. (Bonnie) Fuller Jr of New Bern N.C. and John P. (Joy) Fuller of Dundee, one daughter Mrs. Dawn (Mark A.) Pollack of Dundee/ fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren/two sisters Edna Morgan of Mansfield P.A. and Lola Wheaton of Elmira, as well as several nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Weldon Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – June 27, 2012  


ELLIS Lucretia Rexford

Wellsboro Agitator – August 15, 1906

Death of Mrs. C H. Rexford.

Mrs. Charles H. Rexford, aged 70, of Galeton, died on the 4th instant about 4:30 0’clock, of heart disease and diabetes. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. David Ellis and was born near Ansonia, in February, 1886.    She was married to Mr. William Ansley, of Geneva, N. Y., when a young woman. He died about 23 years ago. About 14 years ago she was married to Mr. Rexford, who survives her. Of the three children born to the first marriage two are surviving, Mrs. M. A. Hammond and Mrs. Caroline Cortright, of Galeton.  Besides her husband and children the following step children survive her: William A. Rexford, of Ashville, N. C.; Mrs. J. L Snyder, of Wellsboro; Mrs. J. R. Dengle, of Patton, and Clark Rexford, of Milanvillle, Pa.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday week at l:30 p m, Rev F. P. Simmons, pastor of the Galeton Methodist church, officiating. The pall bearers were Dr. T. A Bair, of Sabinsville , James Rexford, of Lansing , J. L Snyder, of Wellsboro, J. H. Dengle, of Patton ; O. D. Hammond and H. R. Cortright, of Galeton.   Buried West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, Potter, PA 


FOLK Frederick R. Jr.

Age 73, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Frederick was born on August 14, 1938 in Barton, NY. Frederick was the son of the late, Frederick and Genevieve (Charlobois) Folk. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted with the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – June 28, 2012    


FRENCH Mary E. Vinson

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......Our hearts were broken, on Tuesday, June 19 , 2012 with the sudden and unexpectedly passing of our mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, Mary E. Vinson, 47, of Lockwood, New York.  Mary was born on October 17, 1964, a daughter of Sylvia Beth and the late Lloyd French. She was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1983. A loving and caring spirit, Mary lived life to the fullest. She was the owner and operater Hydro-Berry Farms which provided produce to area farm stands and area grocery stores to include Wegman’s. She was currently employed as a cashier at Tioga Downs and will be greatly missed by her friends there. Mary enjoyed gardening, baking, tending to her bees and being surrounded by her family. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.  Mary will be missed by so many, her son Darris Vinson and ol’ lady Jolene Spencer; daughter Melissa Vinson and ol’man Gabriel Sauerbafer; mother Sylvia Beth French; sisters Lois (Dale) Bennett; Carol French (Claude Arnold); her brother Lloyd French; grandchildren: Davyn, Balloo, Miriam, Maximus, and Adriannah; her step daughters Emily and Jessica; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends also survive.  Mary was predeceased by her father Lloyd French; maternal grandparent Thomas and Theresa (Roman) Chaffee; paternal grandparents Miles and Mildred (Merrill) French.  A time of remembering and sharing memories will be held at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. A luncheon and gathering for family and friends will follow at Tioga Downs.  Towanda Daily Review – June 27, 2012


FURMAN Henrietta - Mrs. Chas. F. Kendall.

The Wellsville, N. Y., Reporter gives the following account of the death of Mrs. Chas. F. Kendall, who is survived by numerous relatives in Troy and vicinity:  The town was startled Thursday by the announcement of the sudden death of Mrs. Chas. F. Kendall, which occurred at her home 23 Scott Avenue at 7 o’clock a. m.  Mrs. Kendall had been ill but a few days with the prevailing epidemic grip, but which brought on other complications resulting in her untimely death.  Mrs. Kendall, whose maiden name was Henrietta Furman, was 53 years of age and was born in Troy, Pa., coming to Wellsville with her mother in the early 60’s and was married to Chas. F. Kendall in 1874, who survives her, together with one daughter, Sallie C. Kendall, fifteen years of age, and one brother, Mr. Frank Furman, formerly of this place, but now of Springville, N. Y.  Deceased has also living three half-brothers and sister, James Furman of Michigan, Finley Furman of Troy, PA., and Julia Furman of Sylvania, PA.  Mrs. Kendall was a devout member of St. John’s church and an active worker in all church matters.  She was also an active member of the Burton Chapter, Order of Eastern Stars, and held the office of Associate Matron in that Chapter.  Her loss will be keenly felt, not only by her associates in the church and societies, but also by her many friends in this city, and the bereaved husband and daughter have the sympathy of all in their affliction.  The funeral will be held at St. John’s church on Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, the Rev. F. W. Beecher officiating. tgr 1903


GRUBER Anne (Nancy) Crecencia Gruber Simaitis

died on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on December 6, 1930, to Bernard M. Gruber and Ellen Frei Gruber. Nancy graduated from Wyomissing High School in 1948. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from The Pennsylvania State University in 1952. After teaching in Wyomissing for three years, she returned to Penn State in 1957, earning a master’s degree in education. In December 1957 she married Gervydas (Sim) Simaitis. They were married for over 50 years until Sim’s death in 2011. Nancy taught school at St. James Catholic School in Waverly, N.Y., Lincoln Street Elementary School in Waverly, N.Y., and St. Patrick Catholic School in Owego, N.Y.  She was a Trustee of the Waverly Free Library, and, was instrumental in the establishment and construction of the current library at Elizabeth Square. She became president of the board of trustees, a position she held for many years. Nancy was also a trustee of the Finger Lakes Library Board, and a trustee of the Library Trustees Association of New York State. Nancy was a long-time member of the American Association of University Women and a member of the Robert Packer Hospital Womens’ Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Robert Packer School of Nursing Board, and the Guthrie Long Term Care Board, serving as a member until her death. She was also a member, lector, and eucharistic minister at St. James Catholic Church. She was a mother, friend, and community leader, who loved to read, play bridge, cook, sew, and travel.  Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Bernard and Ellen, and her husband, Sim.  She is survived by her children, David, his wife Jeanny, John, his wife Susan, and Andrea, and her husband Rich. She is also survived by her grandchildren Max, and Maria, Jaclyn, and John Martin, Matthias, Nathaniel, Naomi, Gemma, and Ayla.  She is survived by her brothers John Gruber, his wife Joan, and Bud Gruber, and his wife Janice.  Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, June 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Friday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish, St. James, 530 Clark St., Waverly, N.Y.  Donations may be made to the Waverly Free Library, 1 Elizabeth Square, Waverly, NY 14892 in memory of Nancy.   Sayre Morning Times – June 26, 2012


HANSON Walter Thomas Hanson III

SARATOGA, WYO. —Walter T. Hanson III, 24, of Wellsboro, Pa., died Thursday, May 10, 2012.  He worked as a dredgeman on the Baltimore and New York harbors. Survivors include his father Walter Hanson II; his mother, Michelle Cook; four brothers, John Hanson of Penn Yan, N.Y., Matthew Hanson of Saratoga, Jacob Staiger of Wellsboro, Pa., and Steven Cook of Whitneyville, Pa.; a sister, Brittany Cook of Galeton, Pa.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  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.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise and Wellsboro Gazette – June 27, 2012    


HARRIS Lily Mae Harris

of Fairfield Township, infant daughter of Jason and Rebekkah Zellers Harris, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Geisinger Medical Center.  She was born Nov. 16, 2011, in Danville.  Lily is survived by her parents; maternal grandparents, Laverne and Debra Zellers; maternal great-grandparents, Charles Perry and Dana Kepler; paternal grandparents, Don and Renee Harris; maternal great-great grandmother Ruth Foust, and paternal great- grandmother, Betty L. Harris.  The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at St. James Lutheran "White" Church, 1679 Lycoming Mall Road, Pennsdale, with Rev. Beverly D. Cotner officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Janet Weis Children's Hospital, 100 N. Academy Drive, Danville, PA 17821.  Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.   Canton Independent Sentinel – June 23, 2012  


HEMBURY Gertrude A. Lantz

died peacefully in her sleep on March 22, 2012.  She was born in Dushore, Pa., on January 23, 1921, the middle child of Floyd and Agatha Middendorf Hembury. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Joseph Hembury of Dushore; and her sisters: Mary McEwen of Williamsport; Agatha Aldridge of Dushore, and Geraldine Krakoski of Wescosville. She was also predeceased by stepsiblings: Jean Smithkors, Cecil Smithkors, Arthur Smithkors, Clair McEwen and Leland McEwen,and by half-sisters: Adelaide Finan and Ethel Fulmer.  Gertrude graduated from high school in Dushore, Pa., and as a registered nurse from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., in 1942. She married the late Donald E. Lantz at St. Basil’s Church on November 21,1942. Donald predeceased her on August 28, 2008 in Venice, Fla., where they had lived for twenty years after spending the first decades of their married life in Sayre, Pa., and summers at Lake Wesauking outside of Wysox, Pa. They had celebrated 65 years of marriage in the year before her husband’s death.  Gertrude worked as an obstetrical nurse in New Jersey before her marriage and later in life worked as an industrial nurse at the Ingersoll Rand in Athens, Pa. Gertrude and Donald donated time for many years to Meals on Wheels. Gertrude’s most important role in life was caring for her family. Gertrude had two daughters: Donna L. Conway (Joseph Conway, deceased) of State College, Pa., and Theresa A. Kennedy (Kenneth Packard) of Lynn, Mass. She dearly loved and spent much time with her three grandchildren: Joseph C. Conway III of Axemann, Pa.; Brendan D. Conway (Theresa) of Sanford, N.C.; and Deirdre A. Conway (Andrew Spencer) of La Jolla, Calif. Gertrude had two great-grandsons: Austin and Nicholas of Sanford, N.C. She had the pleasure of having many loving nieces and nephews.  Gertrude’s life will be celebrated by a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church in Dushore, Pa., where she was christened and married.   Sayre Morning Times – June 27, 2012      


HERNLEY Delmas M. Hernley

86, of Lebanon, died on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at his home.  He was the husband of the late Mary Ann Richard Hernley who died on Jan. 24.  Born in Jackson Twp., on Feb. 15, 1926, he was the son of the late Irvin and Sallie L. Stahl Hernley. He retired in 1996 from his dairy and hog farming and he served as a Bethel Twp. Supervisor along with several other positions in the Township for 24 years.  He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg. He served on the board of directors for the Farmer's Union Dairy in Reading and was a former member of the Chester White Breeders Assoc., the Fredericksburg Fire Co., and a lifetime member of the Holstein Association. Delmas also served on the Lebanon County Conservation Comm. and was instrumental in the founding of the NL Young Farmer's Association.  He is survived by his son, Shawn D., husband of Karen Hernley of Lebanon; daughters Carmelle J. Hernley of Lebanon, and Heather L., wife of Steve Sharer of Laceyville; grandchildren Merritt, Amber and Miranda Hernley and Kyle and Richard Sharer; and great grandchildren Makenzie and Jayden West.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Mae Hernley, brothers Irvin, Melvin and Norman Hernley and sisters Dorothy Krumbine, Erma Galebaugh, Geneva Myers and Alma Stoessel.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012 at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg. Viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening from at the Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Rt. 72 & Camp Meeting Rd., Jonestown, and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church at PO Box 173, Fredericksburg, PA 17026.  Towanda Daily Review – June 26, 2012  


HOGADORN Frances E. LaRow 

Cayuta: Born April 9, 1930 to John & Armenta Hogadorn on the family homestead died peacefully at St. Josephs Hospital on June 20, 2012 at 4:45 a.m. Frances found the love of her life when she was 25 yrs old. They courted for two years before becoming a happily married couple for forty-nine years. They resided in Cayuta, NY for their remaining years. They had five children together and made a house full of love and many happy memories. Frances worked at the Glen Eden Motel as a cleaning attendant for 20 plus years. She also was a daycare provider for many years, besides being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Frances was predeceased by her husband Sanford M. LaRow Sr. and her son Sanford M. LaRow Jr. She is survived by her children James (Jill) LaRow of Newfield, NY, Timothy J. LaRow of Cayuta, NY, Brenda L. Collins of Newfield, NY, Paul (Betty) LaRow of Cayuta, NY. Eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive her. Her favorite things to do were to play cards, bowling, word puzzles and entertaining friends and family at her home for picnics and holidays.  Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, June 25th from 7-9 PM at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 26th at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with burial to follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Please make all donations to Odessa Fire Department. A special thanks to the nurses at St. Josephs Hospital for their patience and loving care, Odessa Fire Department, Schuyler Ambulance, CDR and all of our aides.   Star Gazette – June 23, 2012



The life of former LeRoy resident Raymond L. Holcomb will be celebrated at a memorial service which will take place Saturday, July 7th at the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 AM.   The service will commence at 11 o’clock with Pastor Ron Bly officiating. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Canton Independent Sentinel – June 23, 2012   


JOHNS Mary Charlotte (Lamphier Carpenter) Eissler, R.N.

64, of West Palm Beach, Florida, died on June 27, 2012.  She was raised in Corning, NY.  Mary relocated to Florida in the early 1980’s. Mary was a Loving Mother, and a devoted Nurse, who cared deeply for the Elderly.  She is survived by her husband, Owen Eissler, and her two sons, David W. and Shane M. Lamphier, of West Palm Beach, Florida and her brother and his wife, Charles E. Johns (Margaret), of Elmira, NY and her nephews in the Elmira/Corning area.  Also many thanks to her caring friend, Mimi Cook of Elmira, NY for her love and support. She was predeceased by her parents Charles and Anna Johns of Corning, NY.  In keeping with Mary’s request, there will be no public memorial. Her Life and Memory will be honored in a private, quiet gathering of Family and close friends at a later date.   In lieu of Flowers, the Family requests that donations be made in her name to your local Hospice Organization.   Mary will be deeply loved and missed by all who knew her.   Corning Leader – July 3, 2012


KAHN Arnold

Known as "ARNIE", an American Hero who fought bravely in the United States Army in the Korean War to protect our freedom and who survived being captured and tortured, died on the Sabbath, June 23, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 15, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Frieda Krutal Kahn and Irving Kahn. Arnie was a graduate of NYU with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is survived by his dear companion, Arlene; three sons, one daughter, five grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. Funeral Services with Full Military Honors will be held at Bath Veterans Cemetery in Bath, NY on Thursday, June 28th, 2012, at 2 p.m., Rabbi Mimi Biatch officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 8th St. Northwest, Washington, DC 20006.  Star Gazette – June 26, 2012


KARR Edna Taylor

86, of Troy (widow of Pusey Taylor Sr.), died while surrounded by family on Wednesday evening, June 20, 2012 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, George and Connie Taylor.  Born on Feb. 18, 1926 in West Chester, Edna Beatrice was a daughter of David and Helen (Davis) Karr. She married Pusey Philip Taylor on June 26, 1943. In 1961, the family moved to Bradford County and purchased a dairy farm near Mount Pisgah. Edna enjoyed her life as a busy farmwife and homemaker. In addition to helping in all the daily farm operations, she took in many deer hunters over the years. Edna enjoyed visiting with family and friends, collecting old bottles and antiques.  Surviving are her children, Philip Jr. and Judy Taylor of Troy, David Carl and June Taylor of Tennessee, George Walter Sr. and Connie Taylor of Luthers Mills and Sherry Lynne and Morgan White of Columbia Cross Roads; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by Pusey, her husband of 60 years ,who died on May 21, 2003.  In keeping with Edna's wishes, there will be no public services. She will be buried in the Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery in West Chester. In Lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a memorial in Mrs. Taylor's name to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848. Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – June 22, 2012   


KOES Dorothy Abrams

age 94 former resident of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, PA, and Lopez, PA passed peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor.  Dorothy was born March 25, 1918 in Duryea, PA a daughter of the late Nicholas & Matrona Krivetskaja Koes. She married Harold Abrams of Wilmot, PA on July 18, 1942. They lived in Lopez, until Harold’s passing in 1976. She moved to Sullivan Terrace, Dushore and resided there until her illness required advanced care.  Dorothy was a loving spouse, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles, her “soaps,” and gambling.  Surviving: Three daughters: Carol L (Sam) Wells Overton, PA Patricia McIlvee Wilkes-Barre, PA Michelle (Mark) Finan Germantown, IL  Daughter-in-law: Elizabeth (Jack) Hill South Waverly, PA  Son-in-law: Paul Belanger Austell, GA  Brother and sister-in-law: John & Betty Koes Colchester, CT  Eleven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughter, Janet Belanger; a son, Nicholas Abrams; a grandson, Timothy Kendall, and sister, Helen Koes and brother, Harry Koes. Funeral and Committal Services will be held on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA with the Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the Norconk Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Friends may call on Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA  In lieu of Flowers, the family ask that donation be made to St. Paul’s Church, % Joan Rohe, 1226 Taylor Hill Road, Dushore, PA 18614 or Church of Christ, 563 Mott St., Sugar Notch, PA 18706.   Towanda Daily Review – June 25, 2012   


LaDUE Larry LaDue

age 70, died on June 27, 2012. He was born January 8, 1942, the son of (the late) Raymond and Dorothy LaDue.  He is survived by his sister, Carold Reynolds of Waverly, N.Y.; brothers, Raymond Jr. III (and Doris) LaDue of Virginia and Roger (and Jean) LaDue of South Carolina; daughter, Lucy Kay of Milltown, Pa.; son, Frank LaDue of Sayre, Pa.; and granddaughter Kay; as well as his aunts and uncles, neice, and nephew.  A memory service to honor will be held Monday, July 2, 2012 at 11 a.m., at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Donahue officiating.   Sayre Morning Times – June 30, 2012 


MARTIN John H. Martin Jr.

77, of Ridley Park, PA, died June 22, 2012. Beloved husband of Carole (Klaus). Wonderful father to Patricia (James) Kelley of Aston, PA. Grandfather to Gunner and Gina. Brother to Thomas Martin (Annie), and his much younger sister Nancy Eichorn (Gene) of Elmira. John was predeceased by his parents John and Edna (Willis) of Elmira, sister Mary Vester, brother James, his son Richard, his dogs Frisky, Phantom, Misty and Dancer, his grand-dog Max. John was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked at the Defense Personnel Support Center in Philadelphia and retired from the Administrative Office at Boeing in Ridley Park. He enjoyed traveling back to Elmira to attend the 8th Ward reunions. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews and friends across the country. Old Marines never die, they just regroup. Semper Fi. Services will be private.  Star Gazette – June 24, 2012  


MAYO Eric V.

Rochester: June 17, 2012. He is survived by two sons, Ryan V. Mayo and Sean E. (Mandra) Mayo; former wife, Elizabeth Gilliam-Mayo; two grandchildren; mother, Phyllis Hale; step-father, Frank Hale, Sr.; one brother, Scott Mayo; one step-brother, Frank (Ellaneise) Hale, Jr.; special friends, Sheryl Strong and Mary Ellen Pannell; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends may call Sunday, 3:30-4:30PM at Aenon Baptist Church, 175 Genesee St. Funeral Service immediately following. Rev. Dr. James L. Cherry, Sr. officiating. Interment at the convenience of the family. Millard E. Latimer & Son, 983 S. Plymouth Ave.   Star Gazette – June 22, 2012  


MITCHELL Jeffrey E. Mitchell

50, of Binghamton, N.Y. died on Thursday, June 21, 2012 following a period of declining health.  Jeff was born on Jan. 11, 1962 in Montrose, Pa., a son of Elberta and the late Donald J. Mitchell. He was a graduate of Montrose High School. Jeff enjoyed assembling model cars, was an avid Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan and will be remembered for his giving from the heart to others.  He is survived by his mother Elberta Mitchell of Rome, Pa.; siblings Randy Mitchell, Michael (Jennifer) Mitchell, Tammy (David) Wildrick; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. He was predeceased by his father Donald J. Mitchell on Aug. 28, 2011; his paternal grandparents Bruce and Frances Mitchell; maternal grandparents Edward and Vera Everett.  Funeral services for Jeff will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 1 at the North Rome Wesleyan Church, 3374 N. Rome Road, Rome, PA 18837 with Pastor Theodore Griffin, officiating. A gathering and time of sharing will follow at the church. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Towanda Daily Review – June 27, 2012    


MOFFITT Francis Lloyd

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - October 1997

Moffitt, Francis L. - Monday, November 10, 1967.  He is predeceased by his wife, Neta Moffitt, daughter, Luesther Hall and sons, Erwin and Keith Moffitt.  Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Moffitt, Francis W. and Esther Moffitt, daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla and Kevin Lockhart, granddaughters, Carey Moffitt and Christina Lockhart and other grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral home Inc. 1075 Long Pond Road, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.  Interment in Port Crane Cemetery, Port Crane, NY...  


MORRISON Linda L. Phillips

53, of Shunk (formerly of New Providence, PA) passed away on Friday morning, June 29, 2012 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Linda Lee was born on November 28, 1958 in Georgetown, PA, she was a daughter of the late John and Gladys (Stauffer) Morrison.  Lynn enjoyed her life as a busy homemaker. She also enjoyed playing bingo and cards, Hand & Foot and Pinochle were favorites. Linda was an avid reader and talented cook.  Most important in her life was the love shared with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren.  Lynn was a member of the Victory Church in Troy and the Zion United Church of Christ in New Providence.  Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Ronald, children, Kerri (Chris) Martin of Franklindale, Trista Phillips of New Albany, Ronald Jr. (Jess) Phillips of Lancaster, six grandchildren, sisters, Thelma Rineer of Strasburg, Shirley Maerz of Leola, Jane Eckman of Clay Twp., a brother, Donald Morrison of Lancaster.  She was predeceased by siblings, Fay Fickes and John Morrison.  A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Monday, July 9th, at the Victory Church, East Main St., Troy, PA with its pastor, Josh Payne, officiating.  In Lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a memorial in Mrs. Phillips’ name to the American Diabetes Assoc. P.O. Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA 18018 or The Kidney Foundation, Old Liberty Square, 4813 Jonestown Rd. Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17109.  Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr. in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements.  Funeral home obituary – July 2, 2012   


PARKE Nina Wyckoff Parke 

Indian Orchard, MA: Nina Wyckoff Parke, 45, formerly of Indian Orchard, MA, died unexpectedly Monday, June 18, 2012, in Punta Gorda, FL. She is predeceased by her father, Peter L. Parke of Wilbraham, MA. Nina is survived by her mother, Sara Katherine Hurley of Elmira; sister, Margaret (Margo) Elizabeth Parke of Springfield, MA.   A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Sampson Family Chapels, 29 Tinkham Road, Springfield, MA. 01129.  Star Gazette – July 1, 2012   


PATTON Harriett L. Sharer

age 66, of P.O. Box 215, 22 Bee St., Laceyville, PA 18623 died Monday evening, June 25, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa.  Harriett was born on Sept. 26, 1945, the daughter of the late Harry O. (April 16, 1969) and Nettie M. McCormick Patton (April 14, 1993). She was a 1962 graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School.   After high school Harriett worked as a bookkeeper for many local businesses including: Whipple Bros Lumber in Laceyville, R.G. Brown Refuse Removal in Laceyville, Bluhm's Gas Sales in Laceyville, and Mr. Z's in Tunkhannock, Pa.  Harriett attended the Spring Hill United Methodist Church in her younger years. She loved her dogs: Cuddles, Coco, and Pumpkin. She also took great pleasure in knitting. Most of all she enjoyed taking care of her children and husband Robert L. Sharer who she married on Dec. 28, 1963. Surviving is her husband Robert L. Sharer of Laceyville; her sons Robert Harry Sharer of Laceyville and Christopher (Tina) Sharer of Laceyville; and her grandsons David Sharer of Laceyville, Braeden Sharer of Laceyville, Colby Sharer of Montrose, Pa., and Michael Sharer of New Jersey. She is also survived by her extended family of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.   A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012 Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Rev. Richard Camp, a longtime family friend, officiating. Interment will follow at the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2012.   In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Harriett's name to the Bradford County SPCA, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.  Towanda Daily Review – June 27, 2012   


POPE Joann Catherine Southard

63, of Millport, N.Y., went home to her Lord on June 19, 2012.  She was at  Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.  She was born to Joseph and Margret Pope on September 26, 1948, in Corning, N.Y.  Her Mother Margret died when Joann was 7 years old.  She was raised by her father Joseph and second Mother, Mazie Pope.  She worked at Corning Glass Corp. for 17 years from 1972 to 1989.  She left to be a stay home Mom.  Joann was married for 341/2 years to Stephen N. Southard united in marriage on November 26, 1977.  Joann is survived by her husband, Stephen N. Southard of Millport, N.Y.; son, Joseph and Jeannie Comfort III of Reading Center, N.Y. daughters, Tammy Comfort and Ron of Montour Falls, N.Y., and  Carrie Southard of Millport, N.Y.; 6 grandsons, and 4 granddaughters; her mother, Mazie Pope of Clyde, N.Y.; brother, Joseph and Marge Pope of Painted Post, N.Y., Kevin Pope of New Jersey; sisters, Chris and Gary Edwards of Lyons, N.Y., Jeanne and Vince Ayers of Arkansas, Lori and Keith Hance of Marion, N.Y.; several brother and sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Margret Pope, brothers, James Pope, Jack Pope and Chuckie. A Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. will be held at the Quackenbush Hill Baptist Church at 4371 College Ave., Corning, N.Y. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, with dinner to follow.  Services will be Officiated by Pastor Dan Barner.  A special Thank you to Arnot Ogden Medical Center 3C for all the tender loving care given to Joann Southard and family at this very difficult time.   Corning Leader – June 22, 2012


POWERS Roseanne Barone

Age 47 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday June 28, 2012 at Elcor Nursing Home. Roseanne was born October 8, 1964 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Richard Thomas and Patricia Anne Stoll Powers. She was also pre-deceased by her brother Richard Thomas Powers Jr. and by her sister Cynthia Lee Powers. Roseanne was a member of The Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Roseanne is survived by her husband Richard E. Barone; sons: Michael Harold Hazen of Elmira, NY and Andrew S. Hazen of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren: K.K., Aubrey, Nate, Noah, Kaylee and Gabbi; sisters: Sandra Edger of Elmira Heights, NY, Lauren & Ricky Strait of Horseheads, NY, and Cathleen Phalen of South Corning, NY; step-mother: Laura E. Powers of Webb Mills, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including her aunt Alice Stoll. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Monday July 2, 2012 from 5-7 PM. Roseanne's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours.   Star Gazette – July 1, 2012


REPPARD Wilda J. Baker 

Formerly of Pine City residing at the Chemung County Nursing Facility died Fri. June 22, 2012 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following declining health at the age of 84. Born on May 31, 1928 in Elmira daughter of the late, Grover C. & Ora Davis Reppard. A meticulous bookkeeper, Wilda was employed by various employers until co-operating the family business, G. Baker Building, Pine City with her beloved husband of 60 years, Gerald G. Baker. Also surviving is their daughter, Susan (Donald) Saunders, Southport; and son, Gerald Baker, Pine City; 2 grandchildren, Matthew (Justine) Saunders, Elmira; and Carly Saunders, Elmira; a great grandson, Joseph Matthew Saunders; a sister, Ila (William ) Woodhull, AZ; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Wilda was predeceased by her siblings, Murle Reppard and Claude (Jane) Reppard. Her most enjoyable times were with family enjoying the Finger Lakes. She loved spending time with children and was a wonderful homemaker. In honor of her wishes there will be no public services. The family wishes to thank the Chemung County Nursing Facility 6th floor staff along with Dr. Corbalan for the wonderful care and comfort you have given Wilda over the years and to our family. May God Bless Each of You.   Star Gazette – June 24, 2012  


SALA June E. Wingard

93, of Sayre, Pa., died on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  She was born on June 22, 1919 in Tire Hill, Pa., the daughter of (the late) Emma Sala. June enjoyed spending time with her family, doing crossword puzzles and needlepoint.  She is predeceased by her husband Kermit Wingard, in 1993; son Thomas; and daughter and son-in-law Aldine and Perry Will.  June is survived by her children: Lois and Robert Gisewhite of Ohio and Irene and Henry Nazak of Athens, Pa.; stepson Larry (and Ginny) Wingard of Pa.; and stepdaughter Maryikay (and James) Lower; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four brothers; a sister; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Windsor Village Cemetery, Chapel Street, Windsor, N.Y. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery, Windsor, N.Y.  Memorial donations may be made in June’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.  Sayre Morning Times – June 30, 2012   


SANDERS Eleanor (Ellie) M. Brown

74, Gloucester, Ma, died peacefully at her home, June 25, 2012, after a long illness with emphysema. She was surrounded by her family.  Ellie, daughter of the late Edith (Bean) and Lloyd Sanders was born in Dover, NH on August 16, 1937.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband Charles Brown, son Stan Smith, sister Jan Hanscom and brother Ted Sanders.  Mrs. Brown spent her younger years growing up in New Hampshire until 1950 when her family relocated to Haverhill, MA.  She attended Haverhill High School and received her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse while attending Whittier Vocational in Haverhill.  She married Merrill Smith Jr. in 1954 and together they had three children, Thelma Millard, Gloucester, MA, Stan Smith and Scott Smith of Pennsylvania.  Ellie remarried in 1976 to Charles Brown of Canton.  Ellie worked at the Amesbury Hospital until she relocated to Pennsylvania at which time she worked at Ephrata Community Hospital. She went on to specialize in her career with employment at the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center located in Blossburg.  Midway through life Ellie changed her career path to work alongside of her husband Charlie. Charlie was a truck driver who transported double wide homes and Ellie had the opportunity to drive the escort car. They both did this for several years.  Her last employment was in Canton, PA where she worked for Shop Vac.  Ellie and her husband enjoyed their large garden and would cook and can vegetables for their winters ahead. She was also known to make some wonderful pies and jams for her friends and family.  It was not unusual to find Ellie with a fishing pole in her hand looking to put a worm or grasshopper on the hook to go across the road and drop her line in the creek to catch a trout or two.  During the winter months she would keep busy knitting and crocheting or playing cards with her friends.  She had many friends in Merrimac, Massachusetts, and in her thirty years in Pennsylvania she made many friends who would stop by daily to chat.  When her husband Charlie died six years ago she moved back to Massachusetts to be close to her siblings and daughters family along the seaside of Gloucester. She spent these remaining years with her grandchildren and great grandchildren who will miss her immensely.  Surviving are her daughter Thelma Millard, Gloucester, MA and son Scott Smith of Pennsylvania; step daughter Sue and husband Russ Kelly, Mansfield, and step son Joe Brown and wife Virginia, Quarryville, PA; sister Shirley (Sanders) and brother-in-law Howard Esty, Groveland, MA; sister Peggy Farrington, Franklin, N.H.; brother Bob and sister in law Shirley Sanders of Sarasota, FL; daughter in-law Anne Hurst, Gardner, MA; grandchildren include Bert Smithson of Gloucester, Ben Smithson of Gloucester, Katie Richardson (Smith) and husband Joe, Columbus, GA. Shane, Brandon, and Trisha Hetzel from PA, and Nicole and Joseph Brown also from PA; great grandchildren include Ashlie, Kyriah, and Camron Smithson, all from Gloucester, as well as Kylie Kelly and Alexis McMurray from PA.  Ellie has many beloved nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews as well.  The family would like to thank all who donated their time in helping to make her final days filled with love and companionship.  There are no funeral services. Those who wish to make a donation in Ellie’s name may do so to: Asera Care Hospice, 40 Washington Street, Ste.100, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.  Canton Independent Sentinel – June 30, 2012


SAWYER Helen W. Davis (Sawyer)

age 56 died Monday June 25, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital due to pneumonia and an extended illness. She was the eighth child born March13, 1956 on of thirteen to the late Arthur G. Sawyer Sr. & Alice J. (Monroe). She is also predeceased by six brothers, Arthur Jr., Ronnie, Tomas, Duane, Raymond, and George, and one sister, Patty.  Helen was a long time resident of East Clinton St., Elmira, NY. She graduated Corning West High School in 1974. She worked fifteen years for P&C Foods Horseheads, NY. She loved music especially. Vintage country music. She also enjoyed square dancing, playing cards, word searches, and fill-it-ins. Since 1999 her favorite pass time was her grandchildren. She was survived by her husband of 38 years John “Hap” Davis. Her daughter Crystal Davis VanEtten (Jason) of NJ. Two grandchildren, Ashley Stewart and Zachary VanEtten of NJ. Two brothers, Robert Sawyer of Lawrenceville, PA, and Ivan sawyer of Addison, NY. Three sisters: Carolyn Dougherty of Pageland, SC, Rose Farnsworth of Elmira, NY, and Thelma Sawyer of Addison, NY. Two sister-in-laws: Connie Sawyer of Lindley, NY, and Lois Sawyer of Eden, NC, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial and Burial services will be announced by the family in the future.   Corning Leader – June 30, 2012


SCHMITT Francis C. "Frank"

Elmira: Age 78, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Frank was born April 30, 1934, in Brooklyn NY, a son of John B. and Mary (Doherty) Schmitt. He is predeceased by his brother John "Jack" Schmitt and sister Ellen Shaw. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Joan (O'Hara) Schmitt; son Charles F. Schmitt, Jacksonville FL and sons, Christopher Frank and Patrick Connor Schmitt; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Thomas Hartman, Huntersville NC, and children, Emma Kate and Alex Thomas Hartman; daughter and son-in-law, Joan Marie and Kirk Fedor, Elmira and children, Daniel Patrick and Megan Elizabeth Fedor; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Kathleen and James Judge, Berlin MD; along with several nieces and nephews. Frank was a graduate of Fordham University. While at Fordham he was in the ROTC. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, and thereafter rose to the rank of Captain in the Army Reserve. In later years he received a Master’s Degree from Elmira College. He was a Certified Public Accountant working for Thatcher Glass for more than twenty years, first in NYC then in Elmira Heights. Frank retired as Vice President/Comptroller of Thatcher. Upon retirement he engaged in a private accounting practice. In his youth he took up sailing, serving as captain of the sailing team at Fordham. Enjoying summers on Seneca Lake, Frank continued his love of sailing and the water. He was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Friends are invited to Frank's Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Those wishing may remember him with a donation to the SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903.Star Gazette – June 28, 2012    


SCHOONOVER Robert R. Schoonover

74, of Westfield, PA, died Friday, June 29, 2012 in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.  Born April 10, 1938, in Knoxville, PA, he was the son of Roe and Leona Jeffers Schoonover. On February 26, 1965, in Cowanesque, PA, he married the former Clara Green, who survives.  He was employed by MacKnight’s Agway in Westfield.  Surviving besides his wife, Clara, are: five children, Richard Berg of Millersburg, PA, Mary Erny of Corning, NY, Janice (Ronald) Tomb of Westfield, Margery (Duane) McCutcheon of Westfield, and Robert (Rhonda) Schoonover, Jr. of Coudersport; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bernice (Robert) Steadman of Knoxville, Cathy (Gordon) Robinson of Woodhull, NY, Roberta Boom of Elkland, PA; nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Marion VanGorden.  A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 PM, Monday, July 2, 2012 in the Westfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. Deborah L. Watkins will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance, Sabinsville, PA 16943. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – June 30, 2012


SEARCY Sandra M. (Searcy) Stage

Age 69, Sandra died on Thursday, June 28, 2012, surrounded with the love of her family at home. She was born on July 30, 1942 in Iola, KS, the daughter of A. LeRoy and Georgia R. Shafer Searcy. Sandra is predeceased by her father. She leaves her loving memories to her husband, Robert L. Stage, Sr. of 43 years and her children, Bobbi (Jonathan) Shaut, Robert (Alice) Stage Jr., Tamathy Stage, Kara (Earl) Moretz, and Sherilynn (Aaron) Riep; sisters, Dr. Linda (Jim) Tague and Carol (Howard) Handshy; mother, Georgia Searcy; grandchildren, Eric, Erin, Terrikk, Laurel, Maddi, Emily, Tyler, Aurelia, Alexander, Rose Sandra and Atreyu; niece and nephew, Terrill and Amanda Handshy. Sandra attended North West College of the Assemblies of God near Seattle, WA and graduated from Evangel College in Springfield, MO. She taught in public and private schools in KS, NY and PA, most recently the Achievement Center in Horseheads, NY. Sandra fought a long, courageous battle against cancer with dignity and grace. She was an inspiration and an encourager to all, especially to cancer survivors. An unabashed servant of the Lord, Sandra was loving, kind and generous. Always thinking of others, she was a shining example of a follower of Christ. A private burial will be held in the Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve. It was Sandra's request that memorials be made in her name to the Pregnancy Resource Center, 25 Pine Street, Bath, NY 14810. She also wanted to express a special thank you to Dr. Agheli and the staff at the Corning Cancer Center.  Star Gazette – June 29, 2012   


SEELEY Jim W. Seeley

63, of Woodhull, NY unexpectedly passed on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Born July 17, 1948 in Westfield, PA he is the son of Clayton and Shirley Seeley. He worked at Alstrom and Ingersoll Rand as a welder.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, stock car racing and go cart racing. Jim is survived by his wife Linda of 34 years, his mother Shirley Seeley of Westfield, PA.  Daughters Brenda (Gordon) McFarlane, Darcie (Jeff) Beckwith of Hamilton, VA, Justina Deskins of Hedgesville, WV, Paula Seeley of Osceola, PA, James Dickerson of Elkland, PA.  Sisters are Teena (Floyd) Johnson of Newark, NY, Cathy Slaby of Wellsboro, PA. He left behind twelve grandchildren and one great granddaughter, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton Seeley and son Eddy Dickerson. There will be no calling hours per Jim’s wishes.    Corning Leader – June 22, 2012  


SEEM Sandra Seem Connolly

age 66, of Easton, beloved wife of R. Kenneth Connolly, died peacefully Thursday, June 21, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late, Richard and Margaret Seem, she was an Easton resident since 1983 and prior to that, a resident of Fairfield. She received her B.A. degree from Syracuse University. Sandy was a long-time active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield where she served as a Deacon and an Elder. She enjoyed reading and had a passion for animal rescue. Sandy also served the Fairfield Welcome Wagon and the Easton/Region 9 PTA in numerous roles. She delighted in time spent with her family, most especially her grandson. In addition to her loving husband, survivors include three beloved children, Kelly Elizabeth Connolly of Randolph, VT, Christopher Kenneth Connolly and his wife Elizabeth of Easton and R. Kevin Connolly of Denver, CO; a cherished grandson, Sean Kenneth Connolly; and a sister, Martha S. Banghart, of Whitehall, MD. She was predeceased by a daughter, Kristen Michelle Connolly. A Memorial service will be held Saturday June 30, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield with the Rev. Dr. Edward Duffy officiating. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pastor's Discretionary Fund (to help persons in times of need) at First Presbyterian Church, 2475 Easton Tpke., Fairfield, CT 06825, The American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854, or to a local animal shelter of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield.   Star Gazette – June 27, 2012    


SEMIKLOSE Mary Ellen (Semiklose) Booker

53, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at her home following an extended illness.  Born on Jan. 12, 1959, in Towanda, she was the daughter of John and Kathi (Morton) Semiklose of Mansfield. Mary Ellen was a 1977 graduate of Hempfield High School in Greensburg. In 1979 she enlisted in the United States Army and became an MP. She attended Seton Hill College in Greensburg and later moved to Colorado where she met her husband, John Booker. She was formerly employed in the security department with KGB. Mary Ellen loved the outdoors, hiking and camping and enjoyed reading and learning new things. Animals were her passion, including her loving cat, Bixby.  Mary Ellen is survived by her parents, John and Kathi Semiklose; her husband, John, of Colorado; one son, Alexander Booker of Leadville, Colo.; one daughter and son-in-law, Samantha and David Dalglish of Aurora, Mo.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Taren Semiklose of Effingham, S.C., Thomas and Marie Semiklose of Hartsville, S.C.; one granddaughter, Morgan Dalglish of Aurora, Mo.; several nieces and nephews, Erica, Brendan, Chelsea, Thomas, Ann and Jamie; and a new close friend, Lila Weaver of Wellsboro.  In keeping with Mary Ellen's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.   


SEYMOUR Shirley Watkins

85, wife of 64 years, of the late Paul Watkins, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Born in Troy, PA, Shirley was the daughter of late Howard and Clara Deery Seymour. She lived most of her life in Horseheads, NY and moved from Sebring, FL to Aiken 9 years ago. Mrs. Watkins was a member of the American Legion Ladies Axillary for 60 years. She was a member of Saint Paul's United Methodist Church in New Ellenton. Survivors include 3 daughters, Patricia (Vincent) Maglio, Aiken, SC, Paula Jo (Steven) Peterson, Elmira Heights, NY, and Dawn Johnston, Jackson, SC; 2 sons, Dale (Gloria) Watkins, Cabot, VT, Duane Watkins, Warrenville, SC; 8 grandchildren, Christopher Seymour, Tiffany Brown, Amber Watkins, Michael Watkins, Stephen Watkins, Jason Brown, Matthew Watkins, and Sean Johnston; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Reva) Seymour, Horseheads, NY; and a special friend Mitzy Axon. A Graveside Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at St. Paul's United Methodist Church Cemetery with The Reverend Tresco Shannon officiating. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association , 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Ste. 301, Cayce, SC 29033, or St. Paul's United Methodist Church Family Life Center 600 Main Street, SW New Ellenton, SC 29809     Star Gazette – June 22, 2012


SMITH Thelma L. Bryant

73, formerly of Rexville and Rochester, died Friday (June 22, 2012) at the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath where she had resided since April of 2004.  Thelma was born April 29, 1939 in Parkersburg, West Virginia to Harry B. and Martha (Dougherty) Smith. On October 14, 1961 in Parkersburg, she married Lewis E. "Gene" Bryant who predeceased her in January of 2012. She was also predeceased by a sister Ruth Ferrell.  Thelma was a lifelong member of the Community of Christ Church.  Survivors include: two sons: Jeffrey Bryant of Hornell and Gregory (John Jameson) of Louisville, KY, a daughter, Nina (James) Warriner of Bath, three grandchildren: Amanda, Darrin and Sarah Warriner all of Bath. She is also survived by a brother Earl (Pauline) Smith of Parkersburg, WV. nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 1-3PM,  Friday, July 6 at the Community of Christ Church in Greenwood where a memorial service will take place immediately following calling hrs. at 3 PM. A graveside committal service will follow at the Bennetts Creek Cemetery in Greenwood.  Memorial contributions in Thelma L. Bryant's name may be made to the Hornell Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 533, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.  Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo.  Corning Leader – June 30, 2012 


SOBISKI Donald John Sobiski

63, of Spencer, NY died suddenly at his home on Thursday May 31, 2012. Born in Troy, NY on April 12, 1949, he was the son of the late Edward and Pauline Sobiski of Latham, NY. Don loved to learn and after graduating from Shaker High School In Latham, NY in 1967, he received an Associate in Science degree from the Hudson Valley Community College (SUNY) in 1979, a Bachelor of Science degree from RPI (Troy, NY) in 1981 and a Master of Science degree from SUNY Binghamton in 1988 - both in Electrical Engineering, and a PhD from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) in 1996. Don used his skills and education in electrical engineering throughout his life, concluding his career as a Senior Staff Systems Engineer with Lockheed Martin in Owego, NY, retiring in 2009. Don's interests were varied; among them he loved his dogs, loved to garden and work outside, loved camping, enjoyed shooting at his gun club and loved touring on pleasant NY weekends. He is survived by his wife Angela L. Potter of Corning, NY, his daughter Corrina Lance of Monroe, Washington; his brother Richard Sobiski and sister Dorothy Sobiski, both of Seminole, Florida; his niece Carmen Mantione of New York City, and his nephew Anthony Mantione of Portland, Oregon. A memorial service will be held at Myers' Gardens, 1071 Michigan Hollow Rd, Spencer, NY on Saturday July 7, 2012 at 2pm. Friends and family are invited to attend. Don will be interred at the Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna, NY near his parents. Memorial donations should be directed to the foodbank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue, Elmira, New York 14903-1129.    Star Gazette – July 1, 2012 


STEWART John A. Stewart

of Horseheads, NY, born May 16, 1929, died June 30, 2012 at the age of 83. He grew up in Ithaca, NY the only child of William and Melissa Stewart. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later received his BA from the University of Buffalo. In 1964 he married Mary Carman of Trumansburg, NY. John was an art teacher in the Horseheads School district until 1986. After retiring from teaching, John volunteered at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center for several years. He gave more than 15,000 hours of his time volunteering at Arnot Ogden and was recognized many times for his contributions; in 1997 he was awarded Community Volunteer of the Year. John was also an active member of the Southern Tier Retired Lions club and served in various positions including secretary. He introduced his son John, Jr. to the Lions and they were both deeply involved in Lions activities over many years. A wonderful quote from Winston Churchill fits John's life perfectly, "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." John never enjoyed life more than when he was giving of himself. John was well known for his easygoing personality and for telling jokes and stories. He is survived by his son, John A. Stewart, Jr. of Watkins Glen; son, Bill Stewart and his wife Christine of Canton, MI. He is also survived by his in-laws, Nancy and George Forgette of Schuylerville, NY and William Carman of Odessa, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary, in 1984. Family and friends are invited to call for a time of celebration at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads NY on Thurs., July 5, 2012, between the hours of 2-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations and checks made payable to: The Southern Tier Retired Lions Club c/o Mike Eisenhart, 349 Day St., Horseheads, NY 14845.  Star Gazette – July 3, 2012  


STICKLER Sun Hi Stickler 

Age 70, of Elmira, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Survived by very close friends and caregivers, Lauren (Chuck) Letizia and their children, Alexxis & Allison; special friend, Jeff Richards, and other friends. A special thank you to the staff at the CCNF. At her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – July 1, 2012


SWARTOUT Milton George Swartout

78, Van Etten, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at VA Nursing Facility in Bath, NY. He was born on March 25, 1934 in Elmira, NY, the son of Edward and Edna (Rosecrans) Swartout. Milton is survived by his wife, Lucy (Bixby) Swartout; son, Mitchell; grandson, Michael; nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family requested no service. Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer is handling arrangements.   Star Gazette – July 2, 2012  


TURNER Beverly A. Smith

67, of Canton, PA died on June 20, 2012, at Robert Packer Hospital.  Beverly Arlene was born on May 6, 1945 in Blossburg.  She was a daughter of the late James E. and Lucille (Boyce) Turner.  After graduating from Canton High School, Beverly married Joseph E. Smith on June 12, 1964 in the Calvary Alliance Chapel in Canton.  She and Joe shared 34 years together and raised four children before his passing on June 8, 1998.  Family was most important in Beverly’s life; she enjoyed family gatherings and cherished her grandchildren.   She attended Canton’s Calvary Alliance Chapel and enjoyed watching TV game shows, a favorite was “The Price Is Right”.  Surviving are her children, Annette Griffin and Randy Smith both of Canton, Tammy Aeppli of Williamsport and Anthony “Tony” Smith of Canton, 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; four siblings, Richard (Kathy) Turner of Canton, Donnie (Debbie) Turner and Gary (Sue) Turner all of Virginia and Sharon Newman of Colorado.  She was predeceased by her husband Joseph E. Smith. Calling hours are 10 – noon Saturday, June 23, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive in Canton.  Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate her memorial service at noon. Burial will be private at a later date.  Those who wish may make a memorial in Beverly’s name to the Calvary Alliance Chapel, 12676 Route 14 Canton, PA 17724 or to the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box  4383 Bethlehem, PA 18018.    Funeral home obituary – June 22, 2012   


WATLOCK Helen W. Nitsche

age 87, of West First Street in Corning, NY died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Helen was born on March 11, 1925 in Kingston, PA to George and Susan (Cushner) Watlock.  She married John Nitsche on August 6, 1957 in Elmira, NY and was preceded in death by him on June 14, 2007.  She worked for Corning Glass Works at the Big Flats Plant and retired in 1970 with 30 years of service.  She and her husband John owned and operated the Nitsche Tree Farm in Lindley, NY.  She enjoyed handing out candy canes to all the children that came to pick out trees.  Helen also loved gardening and working with flowers.  She was a communicant of All Saints Parish, was a devoted wife, mother, and aunt, and was known for being a very kind and loving person.  She is survived by her son Ernest Nitsche of Corning; grandson, Patrick Weber of Syracuse, NY; sisters-in-law, Fran Nitsche of Corning and Catherine Spaccio of Painted Post; brothers-in-law, Albert Quattrini of Corning and Frank Banks of Elmira; many special nieces and nephews.  Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Weber; a sister, Ann Quattrini; a brother, George (Helen) Watlock, Jr.  Calling hours will be on Sunday, July 1st from 4-7 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First Street, Corning, NY.  Prayer Services will be held on Monday, July 2nd at 9:15 AM at the funeral home followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Church, 155 State Street in Corning.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning.  Memorial donations may be made in Helen’s name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830.   Corning Leader – June 30, 2012  


WEHRMAN Anthony Wehrman

32, of Mill Hall, died on June 16, 2012, as the result of an automobile accident.  Tony was born on Oct. 5, 1979 in Corpus Christi Texas.  He has worked for several years as a chef for the Checker Restaurant in Lock Haven, after moving from Lopez.  Anthony is survived by a son, Carter, of Lock Haven; a brother, Nathan Wehrman of Lopez; and an uncle, Scott Wehrman of Bay Village, Ohio.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Amy Wehrman on May 7, 2012.  A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday morning, June 25, 2012 in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore PA 18614, with Rev. Joseph Hornick presiding.  Interment will follow in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore.     Towanda Daily Review – June 22, 2012


WHITMIRE LTC Betty A. Whitmire

Retired, 75, of Chambersburg, PA, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 in her home.  Born January 22, 1937, in Westfield, PA, she was the daughter of Ernest and Rebecca Anders Whitmire.  Attending Westfield High School through the 11th grade, she graduated from Southside High School in Elmira in 1955.  She earned a nursing degree from Arnot Ogden School of Nursing in Elmira and enlisted in the US Army in February 1959.  She later earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, TX and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Texas Women’s University in Dallas, TX.  After retirement from the US Army, she was employed as a nurse by various electronics manufacturing companies.  She was a member of Corpus Christ Catholic Church in Chambersburg, where she had served as a Eucharistic minister.  Surviving are:  five sisters, Rubilee Feerrar of Woolrich, PA, Joan Hornsby of Mills, PA, Jeanette (Charles) Wynick of Westfield, Carolyn Nyhof of Little River, SC, and Florence (Alfred) Allen of Monterey, CA;  and nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Abbey; and a brother, Wallace Whitmire.  Friends may call at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA on Thursday, July 5, 2012 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 AM.  The Rev. James R. O’Brien will be the Celebrant.   A graveside committal service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, July 6, 2012 in Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, PA, where military rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.  Coudy News – July 1, 2012 


WOODARD Randy C. Woodard

58, of Wyalusing, died on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Randy was born on Sept. 21, 1953 in Troy, son of the late Willard C. and Eleanor B. (Inman) Woodard. His past employment includes DuPont in Towanda and Dura-built in Bentley Creek. He enjoyed being a long time resident of the Smith's Personal Care Home in Wyalusing.  Randy is survived by his brothers, Charles W. (Connie) Woodard of Monroeton and Brian L. (Brenda) Woodard of Horseheads, N.Y.; his sister, Vera E. (Robert) Dixon of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  A memorial service is being planned for a later date. The Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Randy's memory to the Smith's Personal Care Home Activity Fund, 202 Front St., Wyalusing, PA 18853.    Towanda Daily Review – June 24, 2012 


WRAY Lena Ely

BURDETT: 85, on June 27, 2012 in the early morning hours, Lena W. Ely died peacefully at home surrounded by those who loved her most. She was the widow of Floyd R. Ely who died in January 2007, and a daughter of the late Albert and Tressie Wray of the Corning area. She is survived by her beloved daughter and caregiver, Marie Ely (Robert Sr.) Baumgardner; daughter, Margaret E (Norm)Ward; son, David (Irina) Ely and; daughter, Mary (David) Moore; seven, grandchildren, including her beloved Daniel Ely; and four great-grandchildren. Lena is also survived by her brother, Thomas Wray of Corning; her sister, Phyllis Jones of Painted Post; her brother-in-law, Frances Borden of Mocksville, NC; and many loving nieces and nephews, including Craig (Amber) Gehr. Celebration of Lena's life will be at noon on Friday June 29, 2012, at Hector Presbyterian Church with internment in the church cemetery. The family will provide flowers. If desired, contributions in Lena's memory may be made to Southern Tier Hospice or the Hector Presbyterian Church.  Star Gazette – June 28, 2012   




Mrs. W. B. McKinney

EUGENE, Or., Feb. 3.—(Special.) —Mrs. W. B. McKinney, formerly a resident of Eugene and Springfield, died Friday at San Pedro, Calif according to a telegram received here. The body Is expected to arrive in Eugene for interment in the I. O. O. F. cemetery Wednesday. Besides her husband, who was in the grocery business here and at Springfield for many years, Mrs. McKinney is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Rosie M. Stewart of Redondo Beach, Cal; two sons, Wendell McKinney and Ivan B. McKinney of Portland; her father, J. J. Browning of San Pedro, and a sister, Mrs. W. C. Myers of Hayden Bridge. She was a member of the Christian church.    The Oregonian, Feb 4, 1924 pg18    


? Bonnie C. Gelwicks

65, of Stafford, Va., died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at her daughter's home.   Survivors include her husband, John; daughters JoAnn Gannon and husband Mike and their children, Kaitlyn, Anna, Jonathan, Andrew Gannon and Penny Harris and her children, Emalie Harris, Tabatha Saxton, and Melissa Welshans and her husband Wayne; one brother; and four sisters.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 29 at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford, with a rosary at 8 p.m.  A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, at St. William of York Catholic Church.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to The American Cancer Society c/o Trudy Clifton 113 Tallpines Ave, Locust Grove, VA 22508 or St. William of York 3130 Jeff Davis Hwy, Stafford VA 22554.  Towanda Daily Review – June 28, 2012  


? Jayne A. Marshall (1923 - 2012)

WATKINS GLEN: 89, of Watkins Glen, died on June 24, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, Lyndon Marshall; daughter, Shari Felix; and sisters, Dorothy Zeigler and Margaret Pernhagen. She is survived by her son, Robert E. (Susan) Marshall; sister-in-law, Agnes Holmes, of California and formerly Watkins Glen; 6 grandchildren, Christie Coolican, Brian Coolican, Robert Marshall Jr., Leanne (John) Komnick, Matthew (Angela) Marshall, Jamie Lynn (Mike) Gabe; 5 great-grandchildren, Addison and Molly Coolican, Josaiah and Christian Komnick, and Aubrey Gabe. Jayne was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen since 1954, where she also taught Sunday School. She was a bank teller for Glen National Bank and a founding member and volunteer of the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, 220 Steuben St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday (June 27th) from 4-6pm; a funeral service will be held at 6:00pm at the funeral home. The burial and committal services will be held at Seneca Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – June 26, 2012     

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