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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.

ANGLEHEART Margaret L. Tombs

formerly of Horseheads, died on February 6, 2012, at her home, in Sebring, FL, surrounded by family. She was the most loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and is survived by beloved husband, Robert "Bob" Tombs; children, Cathy (Ed) Patelunas and Bob (Barb) Tombs; grandchildren, Bill (Colleen) Tremaine, Holly Tremaine, Karen (Patrick) Morrison, and Alicia Tombs (Jon Dimmig); and great-grandchildren, Cameron, Drew and Catherine. Also surviving is her sister and brothers, and their spouses, numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. The family welcomes relatives and friends to honor and celebrate Marg's life at a Memorial Service on Saturday, July 21st, at 1:30, in the Chapel of the 1st United Methodist Church on W. Broad Street, Horseheads, with the Rev. Rhonda Kouterick officiating. Our departed loved one showed us her graceful, selfless approach to life. She leaves a lasting legacy of love behind, and how lucky we were to be so loved.   Star Gazette – July 15, 2012 


AUSTIN Richard

Age 60, of Millport, NY, died after a strong and courageous battle with cancer on July 6, 2012. He was predeceased by his father, Frank Austin; stepfather, William Kemmerer; and his riding "partner", Kenneth "Stub" Fitzgerald. Surviving him, to keep his memory alive, are his loving mother, Marleah Austin Kemmerer; devoted wife, Nancy Austin; daughters, Tracey (Shawn) Whitney, Jamie (Greg) Gerould, Stefanie (Brian) Erway, Erica (Peter) Lee; and son, Barry (Amy) Scott; his sisters, Dorothy Kurta and Patricia (Alan) Tobey; and brothers, Eugene (Dawn) Austin, William Austin, and David Austin. He is also survived by his grandchildren who he loved beyond words. Papa will always be their "brick-house". Richard was a hard-working, Harley-loving, big-hearted man who had so many close friends and family that can't possibly all be named. He earned respect and gave it in return. He will be missed and always loved by so many. In lieu of services, "Dick's Last Ride" will be on July 22, 2012 departing from Hickory House in Pine Valley at 11:00 a.m. Riders please arrive by 10:00 a.m. rain or shine. We will return there at 4:00 p.m. for a celebration of Richard's life. All friends and family are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, Richard's wish was for donations, to be made in his honor to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or the Falck Cancer Center, C/0 AOMC, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. "You helped our family in so many ways, a special thanks to all of you there."  Star Gazette – July 10, 2012 


BAKER Randon “Randy” L. Baker

68, of East Lake Road died Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira.  Randy taught 7th grade Math at Corning Free Academy for many years.  Service will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.   Corning Leader - July 12, 2012  


BENNETT Leigh Bennett

30, of Athens, died unexpectedly on July 10, 2012. He is survived by his parents Christopher and Kandie Bennett, his brother Brad Bennett, son Kaleb Bennett and fiancé, Ashley Perry, his grandparents: Betty, Ray and Diane Nobles, Clyde and Geri Bennett; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.   The family will be holding a private service. Please direct any memorial donations to the Bradford County Humane Society Rt. 220 PO BOX 179 Ulster PA 18850. Arrangements and caring service is being provided by the Cooley Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, 802 N. Main St., Athens, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – July 13, 2012   


BERRY Frank "Tot" Calvert

90, of Canton, Pa., and formerly of Ralston, died on Friday, July 13, 2012 at Towanda Memorial Skilled Nursing Unit.  Born on June 23, 1922 in Williamsport, "Tot" was a daughter of the late Drew and Alice (Grenell) Berry.  She was employed for many years at Canford Manufacturing in Canton until retiring. Tot also worked as cook for the Wheel Inn Club in Roaring Branch. She will be remembered as a hardworking, friendly person who loved her family. Tot especially enjoyed times shared with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the former Eastern Star in Ralston and attended Ralston's St. Aloysius Catholic Church.  Surviving are her husband Richard Calvert; children Sharon (Max) Micklitsch of Ralston, Glen (Roxanne) Davis of Michigan and Stanley (Denise) Kolanda of Virginia; step-children; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husbands Charles Kolanda and Guy Davis; a daughter Martha Bailey and siblings Robert Berry and Martha Calvert.  The family invites friends to attend a funeral service at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., in Canton, with Deacon Bill Graham officiating. There will be no calling hours. A private family burial will follow in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery in Cascade Twp., Lycoming County. Her family suggests those who wish may make a memorial in Tot's name to the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.    Towanda Daily Review – July 15, 2012   


BUTTON Mr. Carl (Pete) W. Button Jr.

age 63, of 970E Avery Station Rd., Factoryville, (East Lemon), died unexpectedly, Tuesday evening July 3, 2012, at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. Pete was born in Meshoppen, on April 2, 1949, the son of the late Carl W. and Celia J. Very Button Sr. Pete grew up in the Laceyville and Meshoppen areas.  For many years, he was a truck driver for Ransom Quarries, in Olyphant. Pete was also employed in his younger years, at the Bill Gulick Farm in West Auburn, and the Pinky Marbaker Farm and Burton Salsman Farm, both in Laceyville. He was also employed in the past years as a truck driver for Sam VanDeMark Trucking, of Laceyville, Endless Mountains Disposal, Wyoming Sand and Gravel, Dobrinski Trucking and Hughey Trucking all of Tunkhannock.  In his spare time he was an avid fan of NASCAR Racing, with his favorite driver being number "3," Dale Earnhardt, he also loved to hunt, especially coon hunting; Team Penning; and all Chevrolet vehicles.  Surviving is his wife the former Jeannie M. Shoemaker Button, with whom he has been with for the last 22 years, of East Lemon; his children, William Button (Heather Stidd), of East Lemon, Celia (David) Sands, of Laceyville, Carl W. Button III (Bobbie Jean Bennett), of Wyalusing, Dorothy (Ronald) Cassellbury, of Towanda and Bradley Button, of Tunkhannock; his step-children, Matthew (Lori) Rozelle, and Mark (Steph) Rozelle of Tunkhannock; 25 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his mother in law, Mrs. Tina Shoemaker of East Lemon; his brother, Richard Button, of Vestal, N.Y.; seven sisters, Eloise, of Wyalusing, Luwanna of Susquehanna, Joanne, of Wyalusing, MaryJane, of Binghamton, N.Y., Edna of Vestal, N.Y., Carol of Binghamton, N.Y. and Paula of Tunkhannock; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mellissa Button, a sister, Rose Conroy, and two brothers in law, Raymond Shoemaker, and Jimmy Shoemaker.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, July 7, 2012 from the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, with longtime family friend, Rev. Darrell Sands, officiating. Interment will be in the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on from noon until the time of service on Saturday afternoon.  In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial donations to the charity of the donor's choice.  Towanda Daily Review – July 6, 2012 


BYDAIRK Gary "Chef" Bydairk

63 of Sayre Pa, died unexpectedly on July 5, 2012. He was born October 23, 1948 in Waverly N.Y. a son of the late Walter and Beulah Bydairk.  He graduated from Athens High School and joined the army in 1968. He served for two years doing a tour in Vietnam. After the service he returned to the valley where he was a chef in numerous valley restaurants, including 25 years at the Keystone Inn. He was predeceased by his parents: Walter and Beulah; brothers: Walter Bydairk and Albert (Sonny) Bydairk; and sister Phyllis Senft.  He is survived by his loving wife PJ (Pam) at home. Sons: Michael Bydairk of NYC, Joel Bydairk of Elmira N.Y. and Joshua Bydairk of Elmira N.Y. He is also survived by his brother Robert (Debra) Bydairk of Sayre. Sisters: Diane (Wes) Perry of FL, Holly Allegrucci of Granite Bay, CA and Ramona Griffin of Washington; sister-in-law Teresa Bydairk of Saratoga Springs N.Y. and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. A memorial service will be held on Thursday July 12th at 1:00PM at the Athens Wesleyan Church on Wilawana Rd. Sayre, Pa.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.    Sayre Morning Times – July 11, 2012   


CAMP Roy W. Camp

70, of Fairdale, PA died Sunday, July 1, 2012 in Somerset, PA.  Born Dec. 13, 1941 in Herrickville, he was the son of the late Harry E. and Ethel (Casselbury) Camp. His wife, Connie Camp, predeceased him.  Mr. Camp served in the Army during the Vietnam War.  He loved hunting and woodworking.  Survivors include his sisters and brother in-law, Rosemary and Wallace Stewart of Forest Lake, Betty Shaffer of Wyalusing; brothers and sistersin law, Harry and Maxine Camp of Herrickville, Glenn Camp and Donna Zurn of Herrickville, Jerry and Judy Camp of Herrickville; grandson; Christopher Race of Montrose; aunts and uncle, Donald and Doris Johnson of Milan, Beverly Casselbury of LeRaysville, and his mother-in-law, Louise Zapolski.  Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Diane Bacorn.  Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – July 12, 2012   


CAREY June V. Scott

age 81, of Village Square Apartments in Painted Post, died on Thursday, July 05, 2012 at Corning Hospital. Born in Wileyville, NY, June was the daughter of Lesley and Anna (Downey) Carey. She married John Scott, and they raised their family in Elmira. He predeceased her in September of 1983. June was a longtime employee of Corning Glass Work, retiring in 1990. June was a  devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She will be remembered by many friends and neighbors at Village Square Apartments.  She is survived by and two sons: John W. Scott of Corning, and Charles (Connie) Scott of Elmira; one daughter: Kim (Scott) Shumaker of Elmira; two sisters: Onolee Tracy of Painted Post, Georgia Dibble of Arkport; grandchildren: Adam and Mallory Shumaker of Elmira, and Michael Curkendall of Corning; and special nephew: Rick Tracy of Painted Post.  Family and friends may call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning on Monday, July 9, 2012 from 4:00PM-6:00PM. A private burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post.  June’s family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Corning Hospital, especially to Eric in the Emergency Room, Dawn on 3C, Jeffery on 2C and Tammy in ICU.   Corning Leader - July 7, 2012


COMFORT Ralph E. Comfort

73 of Alliance, Ohio, formerly of Elmira, NY died June 19, 2012 as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Alma Squires Comfort Bennett, first wife Mazie Shepherd Comfort, and three sons Larry, Ralph, and Scotty. He was a member of the Horseheads High School class of 1957. He served in the army in Korea from 1957-1961. He was retired from General Motors in Cleveland, Ohio. He is survived by his wife Barbara, sons Calvin (Tanya) Comfort and Mitchell Comfort both from Elyria, Ohio, stepson Richard Garvin from Cleveland, Ohio, sister, Judith (Robert) Comfort Morse of Horseheads, NY. He had three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Star Gazette – July 8, 2012


CRANE Janice M. Bastian

Montour Falls: Janice M. Bastian, age 66, of Montour Falls, NY, died  on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Elcor Nursing Center, Horseheads, NY. Janice is survived by her brothers, Charles and Benjamin Crane of Montour Falls, NY; and nieces and nephews, Scott, Jason, Rhonda, Cori and John. Janice was an Acquisitions Librarian Specialist at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY and a master gardener. The family will receive friends at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls on Thursday, July 12th, from 6-8 p.m.   Place of Birth: Montour Falls, NY

Birthdate: April 16, 1946   Star Gazette – July 11, 2012


CZAJKOWSKI Robert Czajkowski

47, of Wysox, Pa., died Sunday, July 1, 2012.  Robert was born Jan. 14, 1965 in Newark, N.J., a son of Vera Bertero Czajkowski and the late Robert S. Czajkowski. Robert was an iron worker his entire life as was his father. He was a member of Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers Union Local No. 33 Rochester, N.Y. and was a former member of Local No. 372, Perth Amboy, N.J. Robert was a football fan, enjoyed NASCAR and cooking.  He is survived by:  His children, Zachary, Corinne and Zoe Czajkowski, all of Wysox; his mother, Vera Czajkowski of Bayville, N.J.; brothers, Richard L. Czajkowski of Towanda, Kevin and Keith Czajkowski, both of Bayville, N.J.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2012, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Wade Clauser of the Hope Baptist Church officiating. Contributions may be directed to the Zoe Czajkowski Continuing Education Fund in care of People's State Bank, Route 6, Wysox, PA 18854 in Robert Czajkowski's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – July 5, 2012


DANIELS Walter O. Sr.

Horseheads: Age 83, was born August 18, 1928 in Centerville, PA the son of the late William and Alice (Clark) Daniels, died peacefully on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Elcor Health Services where he resided. His loving wife of 38 years, Jacqueline J. Daniels, preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved children, Walter O. Daniels Jr. of Malone, NY, Robin L. Crapo of Horseheads, NY, William C. Daniels of the state of Washington; adored grandchildren, Heather A. and Nathan C. Crapo of Horseheads, NY, Trish and Ryan Daniels of Oregon; siblings, Charles (Ruth) Daniels of Sayre, PA, Virginia Conte of Elmira, NY, Pearl Spinney of Gillett, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Walter retired from National Homes as a carpenter after 30 + years of dedicated service. Family and friends are invited to gather at the home of his daughter, Robin, at 23 Red Wing Lane, Horseheads, NY, on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. A celebration of Walter's life will take place at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Red Cross of the Southern Tier, 911 Stowell Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – July 9, 2012   


DeFRAHN Lois V. Wright

81, of Athens, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at home following an extended illness.  She was born on December 15, 1930 in Mt. Carmel the daughter of the late Howard and Alma Leona Davis De- Frahn.  Lois was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was employed with the Guthrie Healthcare Systems as a medical secretary for many years during the 1960’s.  She was predeceased by her brothers Howard DeFrahn and James DeFrahn.  Lois is survived by her children: James Druffner and Bill Stroud of Park City, Utah, Susan and James Summers of Athens, Pa., Kay and Jeff Small of Rochester, N.Y., and Tom and Chris Druffner of Rochester, N.Y., five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be announced at a later date. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Memorial Donations may be made in Lois’s memory to: Guthrie Healthcare Systems Cancer Research, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 20740 Linglestown Road, Suite 104, Harrisburg, Pa., 17110.     Sayre Morning Times – July 4, 2012    


DeGEUS Arthur Norman DeGeus

80, of Millerton, Pa., died Friday, March 12, 2010.  A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 4 p.m. at the Daggett United Methodist Church with the Pastor Jennifer Wolfe officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daggett United Methodist Church, c/o Fred Messing, Millerton, PA 16936.  The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. is assisting the family.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – March 15, 2010   


DUGLISS David Peter

Age 59 of Wisteria Way in Horseheads, NY was set free from a long illness on Tuesday July 10, 2012 and is now at peace. Dave was born Jan. 25, 1953 in Flushing, NY, to Jeanne (Hogg) Dugliss-Helfman and Donald Dugliss. He is survived by his wife, Janice (Thiele) Dugliss; daughters, Amy (Mike Fiorentino) Dugliss of Syracuse, NY, Melanie (Shaun Peden) Dugliss of Horseheads, NY, Valerie (Neil Folnsbee) Dugliss Folnsbee of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Oni, Tatiana, Teagan, Maeson; brother, John Dugliss of White River Junction, VT; Uncle, Peter Hogg of Berlin, VT; mother-in-law, Florence Thiele of Horseheads, NY and sister-in-law, Sue Nitschke of Horseheads, NY; nephews, Justin DiStefano of West Virginia, Matthew (Elizabeth) DiStefano of West Virginia Also surviving - a Team of Angels posing as friends who have stuck by Dave's side every step of the way. Special animal friends - Grand-dog Hannah and Grand-bunny Francisco. Dave was a retired special education teacher with the Elmira Psychiatric Center. He was a man of family, faith, fun and friends. A celebration to honor Dave will take place at Park Station in the fall at a time and date to be announced. Those wishing, may remember Dave with memorials to World Vision PO Box 70031 Tacoma, WA 98481-0031. Also, a special thanks from the Dugliss family to the nursing staff of Arnot Ogden Medical Center - Unit 3-C for your support and kindness.    Star Gazette – July 13, 2012   


EVANS Sandra A. Manuel

age 58, of Waverly, N.Y., died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Elderwood Nursing Facility in Waverly, New York. Born February 25, 1954 in Waverly, N.Y., at the Tioga General Hospital.  The Daughter of Lillian Bostwick and Robert Evans, and the loving wife of Edward Manuel. Sandra was predeceased by her mother, Lillian Bostwick; her father, Robert Evans; her son, Michael Manuel; her uncles, Walt Bostwick, Gib Bostwick, and Steve Bostwick; her aunts, Mary Bostwick, Mel Bostwick, Nel Bostwick and Jan Bostwick; her grandson, Lewllyn Smith JR; her nephew, Frederick Lafritz; her uncle June Bostwick. Sandra was a lifelong residence of the valley.  She attended Waverly High School. She was a high believer in God and studied her bible like it was her motto. Sandra loved to walk and just enjoy the outdoors. She was a home maker and amazing at it. She loved animals, soap operas, knitting and crocheting. but her best pastime and greatest of all was loving her family unconditionally. She was kind hearted and would take her back shirt off for someone if they needed it. Surviving her is her daughter Lois J Smith of Waverly, N.Y. her son Stephen G Manuel of Waverly, N.Y. her sister Lois J Lafritz. her granddaughters Misty Smith of Waverly, N.Y., Victoria Rice of Waverly, N.Y., Kimbery Manuel of Waverly, N.Y., Ashley M Barrow of Waverly, N.Y., her nephew Robert Lafritz, her niece Tammy Campfeild, and grandson Heath D Smith.She is also survived by all of her cousins, nieces and nephews and every soul whose heart she left and imprint on.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Sandra’s life will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. with a special tribute to Sandra’s life on DVD. In Lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to one's favorite charity.  Sayre Morning Times – July 14, 2012 


GILLETTE Walter Kenneth Gillette

64, of 210 Cutler Ave., Corning, NY, died Wednesday in the Corning Hospital following a short illness.  Born in Blossburg, PA he was the son of the late Walter M. and the late Wanda Mae (Makin) Gillette.  Mr. Gillette married Patricia Marie Clark in Tampa, FL on September 9, 1983.  Walter is survived by his loving  wife: Patricia Marie(Clark) Gillette; three daughters:  Marlena (Terry) Ward of Holden Beach, NC and Shirley (Christopher) Rich of Whiteville, NC and Jessica Gillette of New York; one son, Kenny (Gene) Gillette of Savona, NY; three sisters:  Betty (Raymone) Pruden, Shirley (William) Easling, Terri (Franklin) Potter; two brothers: Jessie (Shirley) Gillette and Larry (Carol) Gillette; three step-daughters:  Joyce A. LaFave of Bath, NY, Teresa M. Graham of Holiday, FL and Dawn (John) Schmerer of Holiday, FL; two uncles:  Lloyd (Shirley) Van Pelt and Jacob (Joanne) VanPelt;  two aunts:  Nettie Elliott and Anna Barbush; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Calling hours will be held Wednesday, July 18th, from 2-4 at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am, Thursday, July 19th, at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Memorials may be made in Walter’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY.   Corning Leader – July 15, 2012


GUINN Donald L. "Rebel"

Elmira: Age 79, died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Rebel was born in Benham KY on May 24, 1933, son of the late Loyd and Lucille (McGlamery) Guinn. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, Shirley Davis Guinn on May 27, 2008. Rebel was also predeceased by his sister Barbara "Susie" Slone. He is survived by his children, Donna Guinn of Owego NY, L. Philip Guinn with Jennifer Maycumber of Elmira, Cindy Sheehan with husband Kevin of Rochester NY, Wendy Guinn of Rochester NY; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law Jodie Guinn of Elmira; sister-in-law Lorraine Galasso of Florida; along with extended family members including 4 nephews in Tennessee. Rebel was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a coal miner in Kentucky before enlisting in the Air Force. After his military service he was employed by Canteen Vending Service for a number of years before working for the U.S. Postal Service from where he retired. Rebel was an "honorary" lifetime member of the White Eagles Club. In earlier years he was an avid golfer and bowler. He was also an excellent pool player and was known to hustle a few people over the years. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m. Donations in Rebel's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830.   Star Gazette – July 8, 2012  


HALTERMAN Lester L. Halteman

79, of Souderton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was the loving husband of Mildred A. (Kolb) Halteman for 59 years. Lester was born in Franconia, to the late Melvin C. and Laura (Landis) Halteman. Lester was a self-employed butcher at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, and later worked at the Twin Streams Campground in Morris. He was a member of Perkiomenville Mennonite Church.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his four daughters, Deborah Garges and husband, Henry of  Harleysville, Cheryl M. Horn of Souderton, Carla Haflett and husband, Lyle of Troy, Connie M. Halteman of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; his two sons, Dennis L Halteman of Green Lane, Richard Halteman and wife, Jill of Souderton; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; his six sisters, Sarah Kulp of Souderton, Eva Godshall and husband, Ernest of Souderton, Florence Weaver of Souderton, Kathryn Detweiler of Silverdale, Loretta Miller and husband, Omar of Franconia, Margaret Allebach and husband, Gerald of Hershey, and a brother, Russell Halteman and wife, Kathryn of Souderton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Christopher D. Halteman and a grandson, Chet Halteman.  Viewings were held on Sunday, July 8, at Franconia Mennonite Church from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Monday, July 9, at Franconia Mennonite Church from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 9, at 11 a.m., at Franconia Mennonite Church, 613 Harleysville Pike, Telford. Burial took place in the adjoining church cemetery. Arrangements were by Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home and Crematory, 130 East Broad St., Souderton.  Wellsboro Gazette – July 10, 2012


HAMILTON Clay Hamilton

51, died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at his home in Towanda, Pa.  The funeral will at 10 a.m. on Monday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, Texas. Interment will be in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Clay Charles Hamilton was born July 8, 1960, in Fort Worth, a son of Chuck and Carrol Henderson Hamilton. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, Clay was a longtime resident of Weatherford and Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Brock High School with the class of 1978 and attended Weatherford College.  In the early 1990s, Clay enlisted in the United States Army and served in Europe, Sarajevo, Saudi Arabia and with NATO in the Netherlands. Clay was very proud of his service to the United States and was honorably discharged in 1997. Clay made his career with Pumpco Services as a facility supervisor. He loved to fish and garden.  Clay was preceded in death by his grandparents; and niece Kennedy Casey Hamilton.  Survivors include his daughter Mickenly Hamilton of Weatherford; son Quinton Hamilton of Weatherford; parents Chuck and Carrol Hamilton of Weatherford; twin brother Jay Hamilton and wife, Colleen of Southlake; sister Cathy Hamilton Hernandez of Fort Worth; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and longtime friend, Penny Trimble.    Towanda Daily Review – July 15, 2012   


HAMMOND James M. Hammond 

Van Etten, NY: Age 74 of Van Etten died July 8, 2012. He was born in Fresno, CA to James and Edna (Cornell) Hammond. His family includes children, Robin, Jamie, and Marie, and Karen Pronti; Sisters, Marcella and Nettie Jane; brothers, Gene (Eula) Hammond, Robert Hammond all of Erin, NY, Donald (Bonnie) Hammond of Van Etten, NY; former spouse, Judy Hammond. Jim was a veteran of the US Army and retired machinist with Emerson Power Transmissions in Ithaca. He also worked at Artistic Greetings in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads, on Mon. July 16, 2012 from 2-4:00 pm. His service will follow there at 4:00 pm.   Star Gazette – July 14, 2012  


HEIM Paul Kuhlman

Son of the late Dr. Ralph and Leona Kuhlman Heim, Paul was born April 18, 1930 in Greenville, PA and died at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY on July 8, 2012. He is survived by his sister, Martha Horton, niece, Marianna Raho, nephew, John Raho, and much-loved canine companion, Dudley, all of Elmira. Paul attended the University of Richmond, VA and served in the U.S. Air Force. He had a distinguished career in aviation, primarily in Europe as a pilot for an Italian industrialist/diplomat. A pinnacle of his career was piloting United Nations One with UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim to Beirut, Lebanon for negotiations during the 1980s hostage crisis. Some of his adventures were chronicled in the January 28, 2007 edition of the Elmira Star-Gazette. Paul considered the most fulfilling aspect of his career to be mentoring young fliers, some of whom served as his co-pilots. One recently wrote to him from Switzerland, "I am today a better person because you gave me so much, be it flying or professionally. Just celebrated 45 years of flying ...Yes, you are with me on every flight and this is why I'm still alive." A Florida friend wrote, "Paul was a larger than life figure to me - someone whose amazing experiences and intellectual enthusiasm captivated me. I fondly remember all the stories told and lessons learned. Paul was my mentor - someone who painted a picture of how grand life was and how grand it could be." His friends and family will always remember him that way. At Paul's request, there will be no services. For those wishing to memorialize him, he would most appreciate a donation to the Chemung County SPCA & Humane Society Route # 352 Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements have been entrusted the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – July 12, 2012



Age 77, of MacIntosh Lane in Bethany Village and formerly of Chambers Rd. in Horseheads, died on Sunday, July 8, 2012. Glenn was born December 27, 1934 in Athens, PA, to Clyde and Beulah (Bennett) Hunsinger. In addition to his parents, Glenn was predeceased by his daughter, Pamela Kish; brother, Clyde Hunsinger; and sister, Doris Howe. Glenn married Mary Romagnoli in Portsmouth, NH, Dec. 28, 1958. He was stationed at the Groton, CT Naval Submarine Base where he served as submariner and Chief Hospital Corpsman for 13 years. He completed his 26 year Naval Career as the Lead Chief and Medical Officer for the Naval Reserve Center in Elmira. Glenn attended Corning Community College, receiving his degree in Human Service. He then went to work for the US Post Office in Elmira. With all his employment, Glenn truly enjoyed his part-time work over the years assisting many area funeral homes as a Funeral Attendant, where his friendly smile, kind words and compassion comforted countless families. Glenn is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Hunsinger; their sons, David (Tiffany) Fogg of Charlotte, NC and Glenn Jr. (Sharon) Hunsinger of Virginia Beach, VA; son-in-law, Paul Kish of Corning, NY; brother-in-law, LaVern Howe of Milan, PA; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews. Glenn was referred to as "Doc", "Chief", "Dad", "Uncle Glenn", but his most beloved name was "Grandpy". Glenn and Mary enjoyed years traveling with their RV and spending time with friends. Most of all Glenn loved spending time with his family, camping, poolside, or backyard barbequing. Glenn will be forever remembered by his family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, July 12, 2012, from 2-4:00 p.m. and again from 6-8:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Friday, July 13, 2012, at 10:00 am with the Rev. Mary Ann Bernard officiating. Burial with Full Military Honors accorded will follow in Bath National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may also remember Glenn with memorials to the AOMC Dialysis Unit, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905.   Star Gazette – July 11, 2012      


JACKSON Kerry "K.J." Jackson

of Bentley Creek, died on Thursday, July 5, 2012 and now rests in peace, illness-free.  He entered this world on May 17, 1949, born to Ralph and Doris Manzer Jackson.  Kerry graduated from SRU, Class of 1967 and immediately began a 43 year career at Dura-Bilt Products, retiring as plant superintendent. He had an outstanding drive and work ethic.  He is predeceased by his parents Ralph and Doris Jackson, and sisters Gloria Cornish and Judy Brague. Kerry is survived by his wife of 43 years Sue,; sons Jeff Jackson and Scott (Amy) Jackson; daughter Heidi (Matt) Wiles, beloved grandchildren Ashley, Matt, Rachel, and Brenna Jackson, and Keaton and Meghan Wiles; and siblings Sam Jackson, Janice Brown, Kathy Finnerty, Jerry Jackson, and Carole Shipman.  His passions were his home and family, car shows with Jeff, hunting with Scott, and being Heidi's Penn State Dad, also precious time spent with his grandchildren.  Friends and family may call from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. A Memorial service will follow at 3:30pm. Memorial donations may be made in Kerry's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Towanda Daily Review – July 6, 2012


JAMES Paul Edwards James

83, of New Columbia, died July 10, 2012, in Lewisburg.  Paul was born April 27, 1929, in Northumberland, a son of the late Bartholomew and Ursula (Bitler) James. He was married to the former Della Elizabeth Temple on Sept. 15 1956, and was married for 57 years.  He graduated from Danville Area High School. He served in the U.S. Army as a Supply Sergeant during the Korean conflict.  He graduated from LaSalle University of Philadelphia, earning his Bachelors of Science degree in 1956. Mr. James was employed in industrial management as Production Planner, Scheduler, Productions Inventory Coordinator and Line Supervisor for a total of 16 years. His last 20 years of employment was as an Employer Relation Representative with PA Labor and Industry, out of its PA Job Service office in Williamsport, Pa., from which he retired in 1992.  Mr. James was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg. He had attended the Christ Wesleyan Church of Milton for the past several years.  Surviving, in addition to his wife, is one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Bingaman of York Springs; two sons, Paul Edwards James of White Deer, and Harold (Harry) William James and his wife Angi of Hampstead, N.C.; one with a total of six grandchildren; and one sister, Grace Kohl of Northumberland. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mercy Furman, Ursula Lehman and Mary Elizabeth C. Gratz Reichard; three brothers, Daniel James, Franklin Bartholomew James and William Bitler James.  A memorial service will be held at Christ Wesleyan Church, Milton, July 20, at 5 p.m. with Pastor Ken Paul Hamus officiating.  There will be no viewing. Contributions in Paul's memory be made to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Funeral arrangements are by the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Lewisburg.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – July 13, 2012    


JENNINGS Mildred "Millie" Simons

73, of Athens, died on Wednesday July 4, 2012 at home with her husband of 50 years by her side.   She was born on May 8, 1939 in Sayre, the daughter of the late Lewis W. and Altheda Jennings. Millie loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed reading, attending concerts in the park, and taking care of her cats.   She is predeceased by two sisters and a brother.  Mildred is survived by her husband of 50 years Richard; five daughters Kim (Benny) Westbrook of Athens, Lori (Bub) Frantz of Athens, Rena (Steve) Olmsted of Waverly, N.Y., Pam (Barry) Brosnan of Athens and Lisa (Eric) Jackson of Ga.; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sister Nancy Endy of Va.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012 at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Eric Jackson officiating Burial will be in the family cemetery in Athens at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Mildred's memory to: Robert Packer Hospital 8th Floor Dialysis Unit, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.   Towanda Daily Review – July 6, 2012


JONES George Lennon

WATKINS GLEN: 83, of Watkins Glen and formerly Long Island, departed on Tuesday July 10, 2012. He was born September 19, 1928 in Wilmington, North Carolina. George was the son of the late Harvey McKinley Jones and Annie Louise Sampson Jones. After graduating from Williston Industrial High School, class of 1947, he then attended Hampton University in Virginia. The Jones Family relocated to Copiague, New York on Long Island, where George worked in his fathers' shoe shop business. George was drafted into the Army in 1951 for 2 years. He continued as a reservist in the Armed Forces until 1958. In 1955, George married Edythe Joy Smith and continued to live in Copiague, New York where they raised their daughter Rena Elizabeth Jones Presti of Palm Coast, Florida. For 31 years he worked as a manager of Sam Axinn Lumber Company in Amityville, New York. George was a member of the American Legion Post 1218 and Breezy Point Yacht Club in Amityville, New York. He attended St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Lindenhurst, New York. George and Edythe retired to Watkins Glen, New York in 1996 where he was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Harvey McKinley Jones Jr., William Leroy Jones, and Hillary Joseph Jones. George is survived by his wife Edythe Joy Smith Jones, daughter Rena Elizabeth Jones Presti, son-in-law Vincent John Presti, grandson Vincent George Presti, brother Fredrick Leon Jones, sisters Mildred Eliza Quick, Rizpah Louise Welch, Gladys Louquin Taylor, Lois Demetra Hunter, Emma Matrina Beach, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. The family will hold a viewing and mass at St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Lindenhurst, New York on Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at 1:30pm. The family will be present to receive friends and relatives at the church from 12:15-1:30pm. Interment will be at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Pinelawn, Long Island, New York.   Star Gazette – July 12, 2012


LIGHTFOOT Jessie Lightfoot Dee

died at her residence at Lakeview Terrace Retirement Community, Altoona, FL, on May 5, 2012 from cancer. She was born April 13, 1921 at Southside Hospital Youngstown, mother Edith Shaw Lightfoot and father Christopher Lightfoot. She is survived by her four children, James Dee of The Villages, FL, William Jr. Dee of Upper Darby, PA, Dorothy Brooks/Smith of Valley Villages, CA, and Christopher Dee of Williamsville, NY. She has seven grandchildren, James Dee II, Christopher Dee, Geoffrey Dee, Jennifer Dee Yuzuk William Dee III, Kelly Dee and Erin Dee Andol; eight great-grandchildren, Philip Dee, Sarah Dee, Madeline Dee, Connor Dee, Will Dee, Sam Yuzuk, Nathan Yuzuk And Ella Andol. Her husband, William T. Dee; her sister, Ann Lightfoot Baker; and grandson, Geoffrey Dee preceded her in death. Jessie grew up in Youngstown and Boardman. She graduated from Boardman High school in 1939 and received her Nursing Degree from Edwin J. Myers Hospital, Buffalo, NY. She married William Dee May 26, 1943; he died in May 12, 1983. Jessie and her family were transferred and lived in many cities throughout the United States. Jessie's career as a RN had a wide reach - starting as a Floor Nurse, leading to Head supervisor in several cities, and culminating as Administrator for both Planned Parenthood and United Way in Corning, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 21st, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 155 State Street in Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery next to her husband William. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First Street in Corning, has been entrusted with arrangements.


MACONE John Macone

of Sayre, Pa., was born on October 16, 1929, and died on July 4, 2012, at the age of 82. John was a graduate of Sayre High School. He served in the United States Army from 1947 until 1950. He was employed at the Athens Foundry and later retired from Conrail in 1990. He enjoyed gardening, Yankees baseball and horseracing. John is survived by his long term companion, June Holmes; a few distant cousins, and many friends.  There will be no services.  Donations can be directed, in John’s name, to the SPCA.  A special thank you to John Geffert, Sue Benjamin, Shelly Barrowcliff, Anja Miller and all the nurses from Hospice.   Sayre Morning Times – July 6, 2012   


MARTIN Donna L. (Martin) Ross 

Age 64, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly at home on July 2, 2012. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Clara Martin, infant son, Jackie Martin, siblings, James Martin Jr., Carolyn and Beatrice Martin and Clara Butler. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Ross; children, Melvin (Amy Johnson), Henry (Lisa) and Melissa Martin, Tammy and Chianti Ross and Benjamin (Alicia) Lee Jr.; longtime companion, Steve Jackson; 4 grandchildren, Elijuah Kelly, Latishia Johnson, Halonah Knights and Melvin Martin Jr.; 2 great-grandchildren, Shayona Johnson and Elijuah Kelly Jr.; siblings, George (Margaret) and Jack (Pat) Martin, Mary Martin and Rose Coolbaugh; very special niece, Angel Johnson and Shone (Jeff) Ramsdell-Brooks family; along with several nieces and nephews and feline companion, "Patches". Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 6th from 1 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.    Star Gazette – July 4, 2012


MASE Richard D. Mase

71 of Montoursville, and formerly of Blossburg, died early Tuesday morning, July 3, 2012, in Williamsport, Pa. He was born in Ogdensburg, Pa., August 29, 1940, the son of Walter and Doris Mase.  Richie is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sylvia Brague Mase.  They were the parents of three children, Lynne Mase and identical twin daughters, Michele Mase Hillbery and Marsha Kay Mase who was killed in a car accident in 1982. They also have six grandchildren, of whom the oldest, Nicole Mase, was raised as their daughter. He is also survived by his brother, Ken Mase of Coral Gables, Fla.  Richie graduated with the class of 1958 from Canton High School. In 1962 he graduated from Lycoming College and remained a trustee of Lycoming College for many years. Richie was a business owner in the natural resource industry.  Richie proudly served his country in the National Guard from 1962 to 1968. He was on the board of First Citizens National Bank in Blossburg. He was a member of the Williamsport Country Club and a board member of The Wheel Inn in Roaring Branch.  Friends will be received on Monday, July 9, 2012 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, Pa. His funeral service will be Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Clarke Chapel at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa., with a reception immediately following at the Williamsport Country Club.  In honor of his deceased daughter, please make any donations to The Marshra Kay Mase Foundation at First Citizens National Bank, 15 S. Main St., in Mansfield, Pa 16933. Ritchie and Sylvia set this foundation up to allocate money to handicap children and children with special needs.  Clarke Chapel at Lycoming College  Upon entering the AC (Academic Center), turn into the second larger parking lot which is adjacent to Wendle Hall, Academic Center (large off-white building with brick trim). As a guest, you may park in any space. Take the steps up to the Lamade Gymnasium and walk straight ahead to Clarke Chapel, which is on your left.   Williamsport Sun Gazette - July 6, 2012


McGETTRICK Suzanne B. (McGettrick) Baccile 

Age 49, of Oriole Drive in Horseheads, died on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Alan Baccile; son, Cody Watkins both of Horseheads, NY; parents, Bill and Kay McGettrick of Corning, NY; sister, Kris McGettrick of Newfield, NY; brother, William McGettrick of Corning, NY; in-laws, Anthony and Joy Baccile of Horseheads, NY. Sue's committal service will take place at Keuka Lake on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Switzerland Inn, 14109 Keuka Village Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840.    Star Gazette – July 6, 2012 



Age 65 of Galway, NY died suddenly Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center in Maryland. Born to Stanley and Catherine Minarski of Horseheads, NY, he grew up in Horseheads where as a youth he was involved for many years with the Boy Scouts. After graduation from high school he had the distinct honor of being recruited to the Merchant Marines. However, his interest in helping others led him to pursue a degree in pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy, from which he graduated with honors in 1970. Joseph was a wonderful, caring pharmacist and his love of his profession and helping people brought great joy to both him and his patients. He also dedicated his time to the Galway Volunteer Ambulance Corps for several years. Joseph was passionately committed to his faith and was a member of St. Mary's Parish in Galway. Joe was an avid lover of life. Always enthusiastic and interested in people, not a day or hour went by that he didn't touch another person through laughter or his amazing smile. Joe was a naturalist, a pyrotechnic expert, a lover of art, music, family, friends and faith. Joe was the most compassionate, caring, and loving father, grandpa, and husband. We were blessed to be part of his life. It is hard to put into words what an extraordinary person Joseph was. Even in death he continued to give to others through organ donation via Living Legends. As Joe would say himself, "When you get up in the morning and see the light shining through the window, be grateful for the gift of life". We love you Papa Joe. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margaret May Minarski of Galway, NY; one son, Matthew J. Minarski (Heather Wilson); three daughters, Jennifer M. Anderson (Grant), Amy E. Marias (Jason), and Mary E. Minarski (Matt Keefe); four grandchildren, Vincent, Elijah, Violet, and Leif; his two brothers, David and Michael; sister, Christine; and his parents. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2113 East St., Galway, NY. A gathering of fellowship was held following the service. Relative and friends were invited to the Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home, 2034 West St., Galway on Friday. Memorial donations may be made to the Blu Bird Foundation, PO Box 1394, Crown Point, IN 46308-1394 This foundation supports brain aneurysm awareness and research or Alzheimer's Association , "A world without Alzheimer's."    Star Gazette – July 8, 2012


MORDUE Larry Edward

June 30, 2012. Son of son of Gloria (Sbedico) Richards and the late Edward Mordue; husband of Monika (Riedel) Mordue; father of David Mordue and Kelly (Salah) Mordue-Eldohiri; grandfather of ten; brother of Thomas Mordue and Mark (Mary) Mordue; several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be on Monday, July 9th at 1 PM in Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport. Donations to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240 or to American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 would be appreciated by the family.  Star Gazette – July 6, 2012    


MORRISON Linda L. Phillips

53, Shunk (formerly of New Providence, PA) passed away, 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. She was an avid reader and talented cook. Most important in her life was the love shared with family, especially her beloved grandchildren.  Lynn was a member of the Victory Church in Troy and Zion United Church of Christ, New Providence.  Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Ronald, children, Kerri (Chris) Martin, Franklindale, Trista Phillips, New Albany, Ronald Jr. (Jess) Phillips, Lancaster; six grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Rineer, Strasburg, Shirley Maerz, Leola, Jane Eckman, Clay; brother, Donald Morrison, 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 Drive in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements.  Canton Independent Sentinel – July 7, 2012


MUCCIGROSSO Elizabeth A. "Betty" Tota nee: Muccigrosso

Age 73, of Big Flats, NY and Delray Beach Florida died surrounded by her loving family on July 5th, 2012. She was born in Elmira NY, Feb 12, 1939. She was the daughter of the late D. Thomas and Anna Dadda Muccigrosso. She is pre deceased by her brothers Donald, of Liverpool NY, Vincent and sister Rosaline (Rose) Merritt both of Elmira NY. She is survived by her ex-husband Kenneth P. Tota and her beloved sons and family, Kenneth T. and Mauricio Guerra of Alexandria, VA, Mark S. and Sarah Conklin of Horseheads, NY, and Michael J. of Woodland Hills, CA., and beloved grandsons Anthony Tota and Jonathan Conklin; Sister in Laws Katie and Judy Muccigrosso; special niece and God-daughter Eileen and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Betty was a dedicated loving Mother, and Grandmother, she will be dearly missed by all the lives she touched. She loved to cook, especially Italian dishes for her family. She enjoyed traveling with her family and spending her winter months in Florida. Betty had an amazing passion for life. She never missed a chance for a festival, parade or an event she could share with her family and friends. She also never missed an opportunity for a boat ride in any city she visited and couldn't wait for the next trip to a casino. One of most memorable birthdays was spent at the Venetian Casino in Las Vegas with her sons. Betty was recently invited by President Barrack Obama to attend the White House annual Holiday celebration. Her life-long dream was to return to Italy one day to visit her heritage. In September 2010, she realized her dream with her son Ken. Together they cruised the Mediterranean and visited Macchia Valfortore, Italy, the small village two hours from Naples where her Grandmother, Rosaria migrated from to Elmira, NY in 1901. They meet for the first time cousins Rita Spadaccino Zingaro and Lidia Spadaccino Colavita and their families. This was a trip of a lifetime for Betty as she returned home to share her memories of this most remarkable reunion. Betty graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1956, then pursued a career as a Real Estate agent. She was a volunteer for the Arnot Odgen and St. Joseph Auxiliaries, Elmira Pal Program, Meals on Wheels, and the American Cancer Society. She attended St. Mary's Church in Corning, NY and was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Elmira. The family will receive relatives and friends for calling hours at the Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira, NY on Monday July 9, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service there Tuesday, July 10th at 9:30 am followed by her Funeral Mass and celebration of life at St. Patrick's Church with Father Brown at 10:30 a.m. The mass will be followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum in Corning NY. Memorial donations can be made in her name to American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, and charity of one’s choice. Her infectious smile and laughter will be long remembered.   Star Gazette – July 7, 2012    


PICKETT Dr. Benjamin

Corning Journal - 1891

—The late Dr. Benjamin Pickett, of Canisteo, was born in Woodhull in 1835. He was a graduate of Ann

Arbor, Medical College. He studied with Dr. Dolson, then of Bath, and located in Jasper, in 1859, and in

Canisteo in 1869. He was a very successful physician. He leaves a wife, two sons and a daughter. Dr. Pickett was noted for his kindness to the poor. 


ROBERTS Thomas M. Roberts

79, of Lawrenceville, Pa., died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Thomas was born Dec. 25, 1932, in Sweet Valley, Pa., a son of Ferris and Geneva (Sherman) Roberts. He was the husband of the late Joyce (McKeel) Roberts. He was a heavy equipment operator several years for Central Penn Construction, Hazelton, Pa., worked for the Army Corps of Engineers, and JAR services. Thomas was a member of the N.R.A., retired Deputy Game Protector, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved dogs. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.  Thomas is survived by a son, Duane Roberts of Tioga, Pa.; a brother and sister-in-law, Ferris and Janet Roberts of Watsontown, Pa. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce (McKeel) Roberts on Sept. 23, 2007, and a son, David Roberts on Nov. 4, 2008.  In keeping with Thomas's wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Bethel Hill Cemetery. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 4, 2012    


ROCCHI Anthony F., Sr.  "Tony"

Elmira: Age 75, passed away, Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Tony was born in Elmira on July 7, 1937, son of the late Nazzareno and Josephine (Manocchio) Rocchi. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 54 years Angela (Palladino) Rocchi; children, Anthony F., Jr. and Kathleen Rocchi of Elmira, Joann M. and John Siedman of Elmira, Peter M. and Mary Rocchi of Pine City, Carolyn Cleary of Elmira, and Joseph Rocchi with Sue Cleary of Elmira; grandchildren, Mathew and Jason Rocchi, John and Joel Siedman, Christopher Rocchi, Cara, Michael and Nazzareno Cleary, Cortney, Morgan and Alex Rocchi; great granddaughter Jaiden Savarese; sister and brother-in-law Theresa A. and John Tallis Jr. of Horseheads; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Joann and Robert Gates of Horseheads, Nancy Allyn of Gang Mills and Carol Palladino of Elmira; best friend Bill Petta of Wellsburg. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Tony was an avid fan of cars. He was known to change cars at a moment's notice. For many years during the late 60's and through the 70's Tony ran Northside Service on the corner of W. Washington Ave. and Magee Street. After the closing of Northside Service, Tony went to work as a carpenter at Kennedy Valve for over 20 years before retiring. Tony, along with his wife Angie were the owners of Angie's Inn in Pine City from 2001 to 2007. He had a love for music and was a drummer who played in many local bands. Tony served with the U.S. Navy Reserve for 18 years. While with the Navy he served as the Italian interpreter for the "Amerigo Vespucci", the Italian Tall Ship, during the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. Tony was a devout Catholic. He was a long time active communicant of Ss. Peter and Paul Church. At one time he was the lay director of the Rochester Diocese Cursillo movement. With this ministry Tony would visit New York State prisons in Auburn and Groveland. In lieu of flowers donations in Tony's memory may be directed to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., 2435 Route 352, Elmira NY 14903 or the American Red Cross, 911 Stowell St., Elmira NY 14901. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4:15 p.m. Military honors will be accorded to Tony at the end of the funeral service.   Star Gazette – July 12, 2012 


RODMAN Helen R. Wilson

age 91, of Painted Post, died on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Emeritus in Painted Post. Helen was born in Dansville, NY, on December 3, 1920. She was the daughter of Frank and Anna (Schwan) Rodman. She leaves behind her husband of 56 years, Leroy Wilson, who she married on July 28, 1956 in Dansville. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother, and awesome grandmother. Helen loved to cook for her family. Helen enjoyed bowling with her husband in the Senior Citizen League, sewing and knitting for charity organizations, canning, and reading all types of literature. In the summers she enjoyed spending time at the families cottage on Lamoka Lake. Helen worked as a secretary for St. Vincent de Paul Church, and was a Sunday school teacher; former member of the Corning VFW Ladies Axillary. Along with her husband, Leroy she survived by three children, Paul Wilson of Bath, Cecilia Wilson of Corning, Timothy (Ann) Wilson of Painted Post; grandchildren, Victoria Wilson of Painted Post, Patrick Wilson of Painted Post; sisters, Mary Leven of Geneseo, Donna Zindran of Kansas City; sisters-in-law, Catherine Rodman of Wellsboro, PA, Martha Rodman of Boaz, Al, Betty Wilson of Hornell, Mary Ella (John) Kernan of Canisteo, Martha Hults of Painted Post; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and her special friend, Freckles. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC on Monday, July 16, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning.  Memorial donations may be made in her honor to: All Saints Academy, 158 State Street, Corning, NY.

Star Gazette – July 15, 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 – July 7, 2012     


SAUNDERS Calvin C. Saunders

83, husband of Wilma J. (Evans) Saunders, Walnut Woods, Boyertown passed away, June 19, 2012 in the Manatawny Manor where he was a patient for four days.  Born in Grover, he was the son of the late Frank E. and Lilly (Bastion) Saunders.  Calvin was a United States Air Force Veteran for 24 years retiring in 1969. He also worked at Servomation Vendors, Lancaster working on machine maintenance for 20 years until his retirement in 1991.  Surviving with his wife Wilma, is a daughter, Evelyn, wife of Donald Meyer, Fleetwood; son, Ralph E., husband of Pat Saunders, San Ramon, CA; brother, Gerald Saunders, Canton; six grandchildren, Shannon, David, Drew, Clay, Kevin and Raina and great-granddaughter, Araina.  Funeral services were held June 26, 2012 at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., Boyertown. Chaplin Donald Eisenhauer officiated. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.  Canton Independent Sentinel – July 7, 2012


SERECSKO Rosemary "Rose" Hubiak

age 77, of North Ridgeville, Ohio died Friday, July 6, 2012 at her home.  She was born Aug. 22, 1934, in Bayonne, N.J., daughter of the late Michael and Mary Stavisky Serecsko. She had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 2010 moving from Lopez. She previously lived in New Jersey and also spent 14 years in Tampa, Fla.  Rose had been a member of Christ the Saviour Carpatho- Russian Orthodox Church in North Royalton, (where her son, Fr. Robert-Alexander Hubiak is the Deacon) and St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church in Lopez.  Survivors include her husband of 58 years, John; sons Fr. Robert-Alexander (Sally) Hubiak of North Ridgeville, Ohio and Gary (Nancy) Hubiak of Carrollton, Texas; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Ann Hobbs of Lopez and Donna (William) Lynch of Charlotte, N.C.  She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Hubiak.  A Requiem service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Church, 211 Main St., Lopez, with Hieromonk Michael Thier, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Vladimir Orthodox Cemetery, Lopez, Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614. There will a Parastas service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review – July 8, 2012


SHERMAN Gary L. Sherman

age 64, of Elmira, N.Y., died peacefully on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at his home with his family at his side.  He was born January 19, 1948, in Waverly, N.Y., son of Lewis E. and Pearl M. (Zimmer) Sherman.  His father, Lewis; son, James Sherman; and brother-in-law, Steve Salyga preceded him in death.  He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Stefka; children, Tonya Millard (fiancée, J.R. Fleming), Robert Sherman and Carrie Ann Sherman; special grandson, Eric; mother, Pearl; sisters, Shirley (Leo) Minier, Josephine Seymour and Sharon (Brad) Appleton; brother-in-law, Wasyl Salyga; special friends, Debbie and Ann; along with several nieces and nephews.  Gary retired from LRC Electronics in Horseheads after several years of dedicated service.  There will be no prior services. Gary will be laid to rest in the Barton Cemetery at the convenience of his family.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc..  The Sherman family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude for the outstanding care and compassion that Gary received while under the care of Southern Tier Hospice and nurse Jen Mullen.   Sayre Morning Times – July 4, 2012    


SHOWERS Lois Brownell

Silver Springs NY Signal - Thursday, February 6, 1908

James R. Brownell and Mrs. A. T. Slaight of Rochester, a brother and sister of Rev. L. L. Rogers' mother, Mrs. VV. H. Rogers of Wellsville, who is spending some time at the home of her son, were visitors at the parsonage last Thursday night. On Friday Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Slaight and Mr. Brownell went to Canaseraga to attend the funeral of their stepmother, Mrs. Lois S. Brownell, who died last week Tuesday at the age of 79 years. Mrs. Brownell was the second wife of Rev. Veranus Brownell, at one time an itinerant preacher of this vicinity, who died in 1874.  He lived with his family at Castile Five Corners, on the reservation road, from 1858 to 1863, and built and conducted the little shoe shop there, that will be remembered by the older inhabitants of that vicinity. Rev. Brownell was what in those days was called an itinerant preacher and was then stationed on what was known the Castile circuit. He would start from home on horseback, with his kit of shoemakers' tools, and preach at Castile, East Gainesville (now Silver Springs), Gainesville, Wethersfield and other places and be gone from home for weeks at a time. He would hold meetings on Sundays and during the week would "cobble" shoes or make new ones at the homes of some of the brethren and managed to make quite a good living for those days. It is a fact worthy of mention that he would never accept any pay or “quarterage” from his parishioners for his duties as a minister of the gospel, but paid his own way by making and mending shoes. By industry and frugality he reared a large family and at the time of his death was the owner of a fine farm near Canaseraga.


STONE Rodney Allen Stone

48, of 2840 SR 3023, Montrose, PA (East Rush), died Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2012 at the Hospice Community Care in Dunmore. Born on Dec. 4, 1963, he was the son of the late Henry Stone and Dorothy O. Rose Stone of California.  He graduated from Elk Creek High School, in Elk Creek, CA in the class of 1981. After high school, he went on to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1982 to 1984. He was an avid fisherman and he especially enjoyed fishing in the Great Lakes with his best friend, Errick Nolty, who jokingly always called Rodney “Rooster.” He also enjoyed hunting. He took great pleasure in working around the house and farming. Rodney just really loved to be outdoors.  Survivors include his wife, Tracy A. Lattimer Stone, whom he married on Dec. 3, 1983 in Las Vegas; his daughters, Tanya Ann Stone of Dimock and Patricia Jean Stone of Mehoopany; his grandchildren, Ryan Rhoads, Jr., Grandpa’s fishing buddy, of Dimock, and Benjamin Layaou, Paige Layaou and Lillie-Ann Layaou, all of Mehoopany; his brother, David Stone of CA; and his sisters, Debbie Stone of Texas, Kathy (Gene) Travesari of San Jose, CA and Martha Stone of San Jose, CA. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Besides his father, he was preceded in death by one younger sister.  Rodney’s request was not to have a memorial service, but family and friends may come to Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, on Friday, July 6, from 3 to 7 p.m. for a time for calling and to share in remembrance.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Rodney’s name to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – July 5, 2012  


STRANGE Kevin H. Strange

52, from Union City, California (formerly from Athens), died on July 1, 2012. Kevin died after battling an extended illness.  Kevin was born December 30, 1960, in Waverly — the youngest son of Charles (Sam) Strange and the late Helen Strange. He graduated from Athens High School (Class of 1978) and received his degree in computer technology from Kings College in 1983. He was an avid swimmer in both high school and college.  Kevin is predeceased by his mother (November 1995), his brother Larry (March 1999), and his brother Garry (December 2008). He is survived by his father Charles (Sam) Strange from Athens, and his daughter Monica Strange from San Francisco.  Kevin is also survived by his aunts and uncles: Sylvia and Henry Bainer of Solvang, California, Anna Marie Strange of Waverly, John and Barbara Strange of Sayre, Raymond and Ellen Strange of Waverly, and Eugene and Debra Redman of Newfield, NY. Kevin is also survived by grandchildren, cousins, and nephew Josh and Christine Strange from Tacoma, Washington.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Kevin’s memory.  Sayre Morning Times – July 14, 2012    


SUDBRINK Edward Harold

Age 69, formerly of Queens, NY, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Karen (Mark) Sudbrink and her children, Heather (Luis) Rivera, William, Joshua, and Jonathan Batten; son, Michael (Emily) Sudbrink and his children, Hailey, Shelby, Colby, and Kiley; also his beloved ex-wife, Mary B. Sudbrink; along with several close friends and neighbors. He was a beloved and dedicated father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend; he will be greatly missed by all. Eddie was a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years. He retired from Union Local #1456 in New York City after 50 years. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Eddie's life to be held Saturday, July 7, 2012, 3:30 p.m., at 763 Thompson Street, Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – July 6, 2012     


SUEHS Mary Elizabeth "Susie" (Suehs) Lane

85, wife of the late Peter A. Lane, Sr., died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the McLean Home in Simsbury, CT. Born on August 10, 1926 in Yonkers, NY, she was the only child of Erwin Alfred and Mary Elizabeth (Rice) Suehs and had lived in Simsbury for the past 45 years. Mary grew up in Great Neck and Elmira, NY. She graduated from Great Neck High School in 1943. She received her BS/RN from Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart in 1948, where she was a member of the cadet nursing program. Mary did graduate work in public health at Columbia University and worked for many years as a public health nurse at the Simsbury Visiting Nurse Association. Recognized for her work in the community, Mary was selected in 1986 as one of Simsbury's original "Hometown Heroes". She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a longtime member of the Gardeners of Simsbury. While living in Housatonic, MA in the 1960s, Mary worked as a cooperative weather observer for the National Weather Service. She also was proud of her participation in the Nurse's Health Study of the Harvard Medical School. In connection with her husband's position as Associate Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law, in the late 1960s, she was advisor to the school's "law wives" (later, "law partners"). Mary was predeceased by her daughter, Christine. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara of Durham, NC; two sons, Peter (Barbara Bornemeier) of Atlanta, GA and Michael of New York City; two grandchildren, Jack and Elizabeth Lane; her "nearest and dearest" cousins, Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Gaiser) Belloma and their family of Elmira, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Mary's family wishes to thank all of the people at the McLean Home who took such exceptional care of Mary over the last seven and one half years. Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Thursday, July 12th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 13th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 942 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Burial will follow in Simsbury Cemetery. Please make donations in Mary's name to the McLean Foundation, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT or the Simsbury Public Library, Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070.    Star Gazette – July 11, 2012


SWEAT Nettie Ruth "Ruth" Rundle

Ruth Rundle, age 87, of Montour Falls and Valois, NY left this world on Friday, July 6, 2012 at Schuyler Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born March 12, 1925 in Albany, Georgia to Warren V. Sweat and Elfleda B. Sweat. She met the love of her life, Stanley Rundle of Odessa, NY, at DAR Army Airfield in Albany, GA while she was a dispatcher and he was a pilot. They married in Albany on April 25, 1943 and moved to Odessa, NY in 1953. Together they established Rundle's Trailer Park on Seneca Lake, which they operated together until Stan died in August of 1993. Ruth continued to operate the park until her passing. Ruth is survived by two sons: Charles (Rosaleta) Rundle of Horseheads, NY and Fred (Jean) Rundle of Suwanee, GA; three grandchildren: David Tyler Rundle (Stephanie Maslich) of Rocky Hill, CT, Brett (Devin) Rundle of Savannah, GA, and Lisa (Matt) Mathews of Dacula, GA; four great grandchildren: Jincy, Jadyn, and Jack Rundle of Savannah, GA and Ryan Mathews of Dacula, GA. She is also survived by a brother, Dr. Roy W. Sweat of Atlanta, GA, a sister, Peggy Smith of Greensboro, GA, along with several loving nieces and nephews, including special nieces Susan Buckley-Holland and Jan Hall-Morgan. She is also survived by many loving friends and her "family" at Rundle's Trailer Park. Ruth was predeceased by her loving husband, Stanley; her parents, Warren and Elfleda; her brother, Jesse Pline (Bo) Sweat; her sisters: Dorothy Sweat, Janette (Ginny) George, Ethylene Hall and Louise Hawkins; daughter-in-law Beth Gardner Rundle. Ruth loved life. She was a wonderful cook who entertained many with her delicious recipes including hush puppies, chicken dinners and homemade pies and cookies. She was a hostess to many special gatherings of both family and friends. Above all else, she loved her family. Her southern drawl and her friendly "Hey" to everyone will be fondly remembered by so many forever. The family will receive friends at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls on Sunday, July 8th from 3-5 PM with the funeral immediately following. The Reverend Jane Winters will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please honor Ruth's memory and her love of family by enjoying some special time with your own families. Throw in a "Hey Ya'll" along with good food, smiles and laughter and give the little ones big hugs from Miss Ruth.   Star Gazette – July 7, 2012   


TURNER Herbert James Turner Sr.

79, of Leesburg, Fla., died on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Cornerstone Hospice House in Tavares, Fla. after a courageous battle with cancer. Herbert was born on Aug. 30, 1932 to Leslie O. Turner, Sr. and Bessie E. (Snyder) Turner in Canton, the 13th of 15 children. He graduated from Canton High School in 1950.  Herbert served proudly in the United States Marine Corps for over 22 years. He met his beautiful bride, Alice Lucille Watson, while he was in the Marines and they married in 1952. After being stationed all over the U.S. and a tour in Japan, Herbert settled in Winter Park, Fla., where he worked as a certified mechanic for the City of Winter Park for over 20 years.  Herbert is survived by his sisters, Sarah (Turner) Pedcoe and Audrey (Turner) Thomas; brother Leslie O. Turner Jr.; daughter Teresa Velez; grandson Anthony Velez and wife Jennifer; great grandchildren Nicholas and Mia Velez; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends Bill and Phyllis Beck.  Herbert was preceded in death by his wife and parents; son, Herbert James Turner, Jr.; sisters, Marian (Turner) Murphy, Geraldine (Ribovitch) Turner, Gwendolyn Turner, Annie Turner, Wynetta Turner; brothers, Calvin Turner, Chester Turner, Howard Phillip Turner, Ethart Turner, Ernest Turner and Albert Turner.  A memorial service will be held at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home in Altamonte Springs, Fla. on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Glen Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.   Towanda Daily Review – July 8, 2012


TUTTLE Barbara M. (Tuttle) Wheeler

Age 78 of Cayuta, NY died peacefully on Friday July 6, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 15, 1934 in Elmira, NY and was the daughter of the late James and Victoria FialaTuttle of Dundee, NY. She graduated from Dundee Central School and attended Alfred University. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, David L. Wheeler; her brother: James Tuttle Jr. of Dundee, NY; her children, Stephen L. (Donna) Wheeler of Cayuta, NY; Anne M. (John) Mace of Odessa, NY; Michael J. Wheeler of Cayuta, NY; Kathleen D. (Martin) Vondracek of Odessa, NY; Mary L. (Kevin) Root of Van Etten, NY; Paul F. (Jill) Wheeler of Watkins Glen, NY; Elizabeth (Ryan) Ayers of Cayuta, NY; 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; several niece, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Mrs. Wheeler was an exceptional wife, mother and friend, known for her ability to create beautiful quilts and clothing for family and friends. Mrs. Wheeler professionally worked for the Schuyler County Ambulance Association, the Schuyler County Board of Elections, Attorneys James Buyoucous and James Kerwan, the Social Security Administration, Cornell University, and retired from the NY State Dept. of Corrections. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Monday July 9, 2012 from 5-7 PM. Barbara's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday July 10 , 2012 at 10 AM. Interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Mrs. Wheeler through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning , NY 14830.   Star Gazette – July 7, 2012  


VanDERHOFF Alan L. VanDerhoff

52, of Savona, died on Friday, July 13, 2012, at Robert Packard Hospital in Sayre, PA surrounded by his family. He was born in Bath, NY on November 4, 1959, the son of Richard VanDerhoff and Ethel Drehmer VanDerhoff. He graduated from Savona Central School and received his Associate's Degree from Alfred State College. He was a member of the Bath American Legion. He was predeceased by his father, Richard VanDerhoff; and a sister, Babette Jones. He is survived by his daughter, Tiffany VanDerhoff of Savona; grandson, Keller VanDerhoff-Ivey of Savona; mother, Ethel VanDerhoff of Savona; brothers, Ken (Nicole) VanDerhoff of Cortland, Aaron (Joy) VanDerhoff of Bath, Terry (Betty) VanDerhoff of Savona; Cathy Sweeney of Savona; brother-in-law, Chris Jones of Bath; many nieces and nephews. Calling hours are being observed on Monday, July 16, 2012, from 2-4 p.m., with his Funeral Service to follow calling hours at 4 p.m. with Reverend Nathan Cooper officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a memorial fund in Alan's name in care of Ken VanDerhoff, 2875 Webb Rd., Cortland, NY 13045.    Star Gazette – July 15, 2012  


WABRA Irma Wabra Haueisen

age 95, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Aston, Pa., after a short illness.  She was born April 13, 1917 in what is now the Czech Republic. She was part of a loving close family who encouraged her to continue her education and she completed studies in business. Her life was forever changed by WWII; her husband, Anthony, was persecuted for political reasons during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia and later the communists.   Because of this political persecution and fear for their safety, they left their family and friends to immigrate to the United States in 1950 and resided first in Athens, and then in Sayre, Pa. She devoted her life to her family; regularly attended Mass at St. Joseph’s and Epiphany Parishes, and was active in the local schools. Irma enjoyed reading, cooking, sewing, knitting, and had a special love of gardening.  She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, and is survived by her son Anthony and daughter-in-law Jane of Hudson, Ohio; her daughter, Helen Haueisen Dyer; and son-in-law, Kerry Dyer of Aston, Pa.; her five loving grandchildren and one great grandchild.  A private, family funeral is being arranged. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, please contribute to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by the Nolan – Fidale Funeral Home, Ltd. – Bethel Township, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – July 4, 2012    


WATTS Virginia F. (Watts) DeGeus 

Age 89, of Jobs Corners, PA died July 10, 2012. Virginia was born May 24, 1923 in Lycoming County, PA. Daughter of the late Joseph Derr and Marion Winner Watts, she was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Arthur N. DeGeus, on March 12, 2010. Her mother and father-in-law, George and Gladys DeGeus, sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Ralph Hornberger, sisters-in-law, Ruth Dunham, Ada DeGeus, brother-in-law, Garrett DeGeus, and nephew, Kenny Dunham, also predeceased her. She is survived by her children: Eugene (Liliana), Pearland, TX; Dale; Kay (David) Bartlett; Donna (Terry) Gooshaw, Millerton, PA; Duane (Esther), Longwood, FL; Ginger (Shawn) Gregory, Pine City, NY; 17 Grandchildren: Gene Robert, John, Brett, Sarita, Nathan, Kristie, Ryan, Michael, Megan, Jennifer, Lauren, Ashley, Joshua, Sara, Becky, Andy, Jeremy; and 19 Great Grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Richard DeGeus and Herbert Dunham, several cousins and 8 nieces and nephews. She was a lifelong member of the Daggett United Methodist Church, where she played piano, organ, participated in choir, and taught Sunday school. The sound of piano music often filled her home as well. Serving as a homemaker most of her life, she enjoyed raising her family and took charge of instilling Godly values in her children and demonstrating them before all those she came in contact with. For many years, she and Art enjoyed gardening, traveling to visit family and her baking skills were enjoyed by those that surrounded her. She was a member of The Big Elm Fire Department's Women's Auxiliary, where for many years she assisted with benefit chicken barbeques and fundraising birthday calendars. As a young adult, she worked at the Remington Rand in Elmira, NY. She gave volunteer time in the local Board of Elections and later also enjoyed doing child care work for family and friends. A celebration of Virginia's life will be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 at The Daggett United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M. Memorial donations may be made to The Daggett United Methodist Church, Millerton, PA 16936.    Star Gazette – July 15, 2012  


WEISS Milton J. Weiss

79, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Ulysses, died Friday (July 13, 2012) in The Green Home, Wellsboro. Born February 4, 1933, he was a son of Edward J. and Violet Hogancamp Weiss. On Oct. 2, 1953, in Pearl River, MS, he married Maria Alvarez, who died Oct. 27, 2000. He was a veteran having served in the US Army. Mr. Weiss was a longtime resident of the area and attended the Zion Christian Assembly of Ulysses. He was a member of the VFW Post 6611, Galeton, PA, and the Harrison- Ulysses-Genesee Senior Center. He was an avid outdoorsman. Surviving are two sons, Joseph (Diane) Weiss of Galeton, Shane (Robin) Weiss of Wellsboro; a daughter, Tina M. Morris of Gaines; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert D. (Mary Ann) Weiss of Elmira, NY; a sister, Carol Flynn of Elkland, PA; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Maria, a brother, Edward Weiss, and a sister, Donna Truax. There will be no visitation. A private funeral service will be held Monday at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service.    Star Gazette – July 14, 2012   


WESTON Craig Weston

age 48, husband of Elizabeth Chresnowsky Weston, died on June 23, 2012.  He was born in Richmond, VA, and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He was employed as an I.T. Specialist at Array Information Technology. He also served with the United States Army National Guard, from where he retired as a Major.  Craig was devoted to his family and friends, his country, and his love of competitive shooting.  Besides his wife, Elizabeth, Craig is survived by his daughter, Jessica Weston; mother, Martha Marshall Weston; father and his wife, Dallas and Holly Weston; brother, John Michael Weston; mother and father-in-law, Elizabeth and Anthony Cheresnowsky; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Cam Cheresnowsky; nieces, Megan, Caitlin, Jordan and many close family and friends.  A memorial service was held at the Nelson Funeral Home in Williamsburg, Virg.  Burial was in the Sunny Slope Cemetery in West Point, VA.    Sayre Morning Times – July 4, 2012


WHITMAN Roberta Howe

86 - A mother holds her children’s hands for a little while and their hearts forever…..Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother, Roberta Howe, 86, died Thursday morning, July 12, 2012 at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home.  Roberta was born on June 15, 1926 in Binghamton, a daughter of Sheldon and Geraldine G. Whitman. Roberta enjoyed sewing, crocheting, shopping although her greatest pleasure was being surrounded by her family. She will be greatly missed by all whose heart she touched.  Roberta is survived by her children: Barbara and Richard Rogers, Betty and Robert McGrew, Lincoln and Shirley Howe, Shirley and Herb Paz; a brother and sister-in-law: Stanley and Shirley Whitman; sisters-in-law: Viola Padgett and Marion Ulrich; her grandchildren: Geraldine and Lloyd Forsythe, Lisa and Richard Relyea; Richard Rogers, Jr., Virgie and Glen Gazzola, Connie Petrusky, Robert II and Billy Jo McGrew, Amanda and Brandon Innerst, Adam Paz; James, Wendy, Chris Howe, Heather Galpin, Jennifer Howe; great grandchildren: Theodore and Nicole Harding, Elisha and Rowmain Tunnacliff, Michael and Dustie Shipman, Benjamin Shipman, Rebeca Richardson, Rachel Green, Bill and Amanda McGrew, Robin Mc- Grew, Josh McGrew, Phillip and Bethany Petrusky, James, Amber, Erica Howe, Gregg Pond, Tiffany Kelly, Khris and Jolynn Galpin, Troy and Eric Howe; Jessica, Jason and Justin Relyea, Trinity and Wyatt Howe; great great grandchildren: Theodore, Mariah Harding, Rowmain, Vanessa Tunnacliff, Lillian, Joseph Shipman, Trey Richardson, Brook Graudons, Makayla McGrew, Zackary, Anthony Petrusky, Mia and Abby Howe. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Roberta was predeceased by her ex-husband Lincoln Howe, grandson: Timothy Rogers, great granddaughter Jolene Harding and life time friend, Theodore C. Harding.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Sunday, July 15, from 6 to 8 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Roberta’s life will be held on Monday, July 16, at 1pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bill Kohler. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Gibson Corners Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to their local chapter of the American Cancer Society ( in loving memory of Roberta Howe.   Sayre Morning Times – July 13, 2012 


ZIMMER Laurence (Sonny) R. Zimmer

78, of Odessa, died July 8, 2012 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Sonny spent 50+ years as a truck driver. Employers included Callahan Construction. He served his country in the Korean War and was proud of being inducted into the Wayne Central School Hall of Fame for wrestling, where he was their first heavyweight champion. He is survived by his brother, Charles (Joan) Zimmer of Webster, NY and Sally Zimmer, companion of Montour Falls; sons, Laurence Zimmer of Erin, Thomas (Wendy) Zimmer of Oklahoma, Joseph (Chrissy) Zimmer, Robert (Sharon) Zimmer; and daughter, Karen (Bob) Rounds, all of Montour Falls; twenty grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services will be held for the immediate family. Donations can be made to the Faulk Cancer Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vedder and Scott Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – July 10, 2012    



? Millie Simpson Burgess

Age 82 died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Schuyler Hospital. Her husbands Richard Simpson and Raymond Burgess predeceased her. Millie is survived by her daughters Shirley (Rick) Churches, Gloria (Elbert) Dean, and Cherri (Martin) McMinds. She has seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11am.  Place of Birth: Rockwells Mills, NY   Birthdate: September 08, 1929    Age: 82  Star Gazette – July 13, 2012 


? Nina J. Emerson

age 74, of Zephyrhills, Fla., and formerly of Waverly, N.Y., died on July 8, 2012 .  She was born May 16, 1938 in Waverly, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Kyle Chandler and sister, Jane Klinko.  She is survived by her husband, Paul; son, Paul (Melissa) Emerson; daughter, Janet (Richard) Chandler; grandchildren, Chase, Katee and Nicole; sisters, Julia (Leo) Martine and Joan (Kenneth) Holmes; sister-in-law, Beverly Majka; and nieces and nephews.  Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Sayre Morning Times – July 11, 2012   


? Priscilla Dewey Houghton

died peacefully at her home in Cohasset, MA, surrounded by her family on July 6, 2012. Priscilla was married to Amory Houghton, Jr. after her first husband, Talbot Dewey, died in 1983. Kippy Dewey, Toby Dewey and spouse Susan Morley, and Peter Dewey are her children. Her grandchildren are Jessie Stuart Hollister and husband Richard David Hollister, Daniel Malinowski Stuart and wife Mari Jarvisjarvi, Zachary Blackett Stuart, Jacob Talbot Dewey, Aislinn Abigail Dewey, Chantal Grace Dewey, Alicia Morley Dewey, and Alexander Talbot Dewey. She has four stepchildren and nine step grandchildren. She also has four great-grandchildren. A service will be held on Saturday, July 14, at 2 p.m. in Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in her honor to Urban Improv, 8 St. John Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.    Star Gazette – July 10, 2012     


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