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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.

AUSTIN Arlene C. "Tiny" (Austin) Prindible

of Altoona, died Friday, September 7, 2012, at home. She was born June 10, 1924 in Horseheads, NY to Horace and Hedvig Austin. Surviving are her husband, George; children, Nancy Ullery (Jack), Mary Paullisky, Sharon Garlena (Joseph), Joseph Prindible (Kathy), James Prindible (Patty), Katy Mitchell (Steve), and Patty DeShong (Nathan); 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth; and granddaughter, Jacque. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Altoona, PA. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, PA 16602 where a vigil for the deceased will be held Monday. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona. Donations may be made to the Home Nursing Agency Hospice, 201 Chestnut Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.   Star Gazette – September 9, 2012 


BOYDEN Linda Marie (Boyden) Root

Linda Marie (Boyden) Root, age 66, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, September 3, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on February 10, 1946 in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of Edwin and Marion (Huck) Boyden. Linda and her husband, Gregory, were married for 20 years. Prior to her retirement, Linda was employed as a seamstress for the Dress Factory. She enjoyed her grandchildren, TV video games and cross stitching. In addition to her husband, Gregory, she is survived by three sons, Phillip Seipler of St. Thomas, PA, James Seipler of Waynesboro, PA, Brian Seipler of Frederick, MD; one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Anthony Cowan of Chambersburg, PA; three brothers, Dana (Marian) Boyden of Syracuse, NY, Jim Boyden of Floursville, TX, Ronald Boyden of Wellsboro, PA; three sisters, Beverly Button of Wellsboro, PA, Shirley (Robert) Leon of Elyria, OH, Diana (Adam Burrows) White of Woodhall, PA; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Linda was predeceased by a sister, Shannon Root. The family will hold a private visitation at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Linda's memory to Vineyard Church, 605 Dean Hill Rd., Wellsboro, PA 16901 Star Gazette – September 6, 2012  



Corning Evening Leader – Monday, February 7, 1927

WOODHULL, Feb. 7—Ward Brady., aged 81 years, died Saturday morning at 8:15 o'clock after a long Illness due to the Infirmities of old age. Mr. Brady was the son of James and Sarah Rarrick Brady and was born In Yates County, coming to this vicinity early In life.  He first married Louise Boom, by whom he had two children, Frank and Eva, Mrs. Chauncey Hotaling who survives him with his wife, who was formerly Mrs. Orsola Matteson Boom. He also leaves a brother, Henry Brady of Breesport. Mr. Brady has held the office of assessor and town clerk in this town several years, where he has been a staunch Republican. The funeral was held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Methodist Church. The Rev. H. T. Shipman officiated. Burial was made here.    


BROWN Nancy Probst Alexander

Died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Bradford County Manor after a long courageous battle with cancer. Nancy was born Dec. 3, 1937 in Jersey Shore, to Benjamin and Wanda Shuman Brown, who preceded her in death.  She loved antiques and flowers and was an extremely talents designer and decorator. She enjoyed creating beautiful gardens and was always happy to share her flowers with friends and family. She is survived by her husband, Wayne J. Alexander at home; a daughter, Lauren Sipe of Centralia, Mo.; two stepsons, Jay Alexander of Loyalsock and Todd Alexander of Herrickville; two sisters, Donna Cardone of Altoona and Betty Poust of Pine Creek; cherished friend, Mary Bilby, of Avis; many nieces and nephews; and well as numerous friends.  Mrs. Alexander was also preceded in death by one sister and two brothers, a daughter, Cheryl English and a son, Brad English.   Towanda Daily Review – September 5, 2012 


CARR Sarah E. Carr

age 35, of Elmira, NY died on September 9, 2012. Sarah was predeceased by her daughter Katherine. She is survived by her husband, Robert Carr; parents, Lloyd and Cindy Nealson; grandmother, Elaine Clawson; sister, Lauree (Bryan) Redd all of Minnesota; in-laws, John and Doris Carr; sister-in-law, Beth (Tom) Cox; brother-in-law, John Carr all of Prattsburg; sister-in-law, Patricia (Wayne) Weller of Watkins Glen; nephew, Thomas Cox of Connecticut; niece, Patricia Cox of Tennessee; niece Stephanie LaValley and nephew Jamison LaValley both of Watkins Glen, several aunts, uncles and cousins whom live all over the United States and her dear friend Sarah Richtmyer. Sarah was an Occupational Therapist at the Elmira Psychiatric Center in Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 E. Miller Street, Elmira, NY on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 2-3 and 5-6 PM. Funeral Service will follow at 6 PM with the Pastor Michael Weeden officiating. Interment will take place at the Montour Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – September 12, 2012 


CAVERLY Barbara Conner

formerly of Elmira, died September 9, 2012 in Lakeland, FL. Survived by husband AJ. Services and burial will take place on Friday, Sept. 14 at Florida National Cemetery.   Star Gazette – September 12, 2012


CAVERLY Barbara Conner

age 75, of Jacksonville, Florida died on Thursday, May, 26. Ms. Conner was born on March 21, 1936, in Tampa, Florida to the late Kenneth Russell Hood Caverly and Henrietta Ailene Tennant Caverly. After moving from Tampa at the young age of 5 and growing up in Jacksonville, Barbara enjoyed a career and a life in golf. Having worked at several golf courses during her career, she spent most of the time at Hyde Park Golf Course, where she held her low score record of 67. Barbara is survived by her sons; Gene A. Conner, Jr., and John M. Conner and wife Catherine, Daughters; Charlene C. Walls and husband Bruce and Sarah E. Conner, brother; Guy W. Caverly, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home Edgewood Chapel, 729 S. Edgewood, Jacksonville, Florida 32205 904-388-2711. Family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 10:00AM – 11:00AM, immediately preceding the memorial service. Arrangements under the care of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home Edgewood Chapel.   Funeral home obituary – September 12, 2012   


CONNETT Eddie S. Connett, II

age 39, of Sheridan, AR died Friday, August 31, 2012 unexpectedly in Pine Bluffs, Ark.  He was born on September 8, 1972 in Corning to Ed Connett  and Nancy Darcangelo.   He was employed by Shorty Light Wrecking Yard in Pine Bluff, AR as a truck driver.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and racing motocross, and competition shooting.  Eddie is survived by a daughter, Tiffany Connett of Leroy, NY; a son, Xander Connett of Sheridan, AR; his father Ed (Debbie) Connett, Sr of Painted Post; mother Nancy (David) Knapp of Leroy, NY; brothers, Michael (Pamela Richardson) Tyler of Arlington, VA, Kevin Tyler of Painted Post, and David Knapp of Cayuta, NY; grandson, Dante Kimbrew; grandparents, Mary Rice of Painted Post, Ted and Charlotte Jacobus of Big Flats, Elsie Knapp of Leroy, NY; ex-wife, Lisa Connett of Sheridan, AR; special friend, Jeana Cooper of Pine Bluffs, AR; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew and cousins.  Eddie was predeceased by his great grandparents, Joseph and Pearl Darcangelo, grandfather, Ernest Rice, grandmother, Elizabeth Costley, grandfather, Raymond Aldrich, and a step grandfather, Grant Knapp.  Calling hours will be on Saturday September 8th from Noon until 3 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First Street, in Corning where funeral services will follow calling hours at 3:00 PM with Pastor Vaughn VanSkiver officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post, NY.    Corning Leader – September 6, 2012   


DANIELS June D. Hall

70, of Athens, died on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at her daughter's home with her family by her side.  She was born on June 4, 1942 in Endicott, N.Y. the daughter of the late Norman and Evelyn Daniels.  June worked for 25 years at Futures as a direct care worker. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading and sewing but June's greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.  She was predeceased by her husband Jack in 2001, daughter Cynthia in 1985, and brothers Diamond and Dale Daniels.  June is survived by her children Clifton (Gloria) Hall of Seattle, Wash., Herbert (Hazel) Hall of Athens, Theresa (John) Johnston of Athens, Barbara (William) Nusbaum of Athens and Jackie Spencer of South Waverly; grandchildren Mariah, Stacy, Jim, Dan, Gwen, Geoff, Ed, Becky, Emily, Zack and John; great-grandchildren Destiny, Teylor, Ethan and Liana; siblings Janice, Dare (Sally) and Joan; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Maine Cemetery, Endicott, N.Y.  Towanda Daily Review – September 5, 2012   


DAVIES Leslie Raymond Davies, Jr.

age 85, of Knoxville, died on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born on May 25, 1927 in Corning, NY, he was the son of Leslie and Margaret (Newlands) Davies. Leslie was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Mascho) Davies. Prior to his retirement, Leslie was employed as a machine operator and later a supervisor with Ingersoll Rand. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting and gardening.   Leslie is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, George and Geraldine Davies of Knoxville, PA, Richard and Charlotte Davies of Knoxville, PA; one daughter, Elaine Rush of Rushville, NY; one sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Robert Perry of Penn Yan, NY; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at 2:00 PM with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Leslie's name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.    Funeral home obituary – September 6, 2012   


DUGAN Daniel J. Dugan

died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest September 1, 2012, at his home in Elmira, New York. Dan was born May 31, 1953, and grew up in Corning, New York. He graduated from St. Mary's School, Corning East High, Corning Community College and Northeastern University. He lived and worked in New York, Massachusetts, West Virginia and in Texas where he created, owned and operated Pasha's Pastries, before returning to the Corning area. Dan loved the outdoors and loved to work. His first job, delivering newspapers combined the two. He was active in scouting and was named Explorer Scout of the Year in Corning. He was a lifeguard for area pools. Dan won the Class B title in Corning's first Soap Box Derby, held near McKinney Park. Dan enjoyed working with his Dad refinishing an Austin Healey Sprite in their spare time in the back yard of the West Second Street family home. Dan loved to work out, bike and sail his 20' Super Cat sailboat in Texas and in the Finger Lakes. Dan lived his life, and in his later years faced disabilities with courage, humor, love and determination. His family is so proud of him. Dan's quiet, gentle manner, his love of family, his wonderful smile, and sense of humor will be greatly missed. Dan was a loving brother to sisters Pat (Roy Ernst), Judy Echols (Les), Joan Wilson (Jim), and brothers Jim (Charlotte), and William. He was a proud Uncle to Stacy Vacca, Jennifer Echols, Erin Echols, Cory Dugan (Rich Pulver), and Patrick Dugan (Erin). He was also very happy to be a Great Uncle to Braiden, Mason and Scarlett Genevieve. Dan was predeceased by his parents James and Genevieve Dugan, his brother John and his niece Stephanie Vacca. Memorials can be made in Dan's name especially to any local food bank and to the Southeast Steuben County Library Children's Department. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at the convenience of his family. Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First Street in Corning has been entrusted with arrangements.  Star Gazette – September 7, 2012 


FLICKINGER Robert "Flick" Flickinger

65, of Penn Yan, died suddenly on Wednesday September 5, 2012.  A service for Flick will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 11am at the Presbyterian Church in Geneva. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Robert F. Flickinger Memorial Fund to benefit the Yates County charities most important to him. (c/o The Community Foundation, 500 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607-1912).  Flick was born on December 2, 1946 in Upper Darby, PA to John and Jacqueline Treche Flickinger. He retired from Corning Inc. after 35 years, where he was a member of the Presidents Manufacturing Club and the Presidents Circle. He was a graduate of DePauw University where he played center on the football team and was president of both his fraternity and the intra-fraternity council. He received his Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was a Lieutenant in the Air Force. Flick served as President of the Corning YMCA, was a former elder & choir member of the Painted Post First Presbyterian Church and was a member & choir member of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva. He served on the planning & zoning boards in the Town of Barrington, was a mentor in Literacy Volunteers of America, and is soon to be recognized as the volunteer of the year with the Arts Center of Yates County. He coached in the Chemung Valley Soccer Association and was an Eagle Scout. Flick was an avid cyclist, snow and water skier and runner. He died doing what he loved, riding his bike on his favorite bike route. He had a zest for life, love for his family & positively impacted everyone he knew.  Flick is survived by his wife of 38 years, Caryl Eckblom Flickinger; children, Jason Flickinger, Mark (Tara) Flickinger, Brian (Michelle) Flickinger; granddaughter Ellie Flickinger; parents John & Jacqueline Flickinger; brother, John "Jay" (Cally) Flickinger, twin sisters Barbara (Kim) Christiansen, Nancy (Jim) Witkin; nieces & nephews Kristina (Stewart) Hill, Sarah Flickinger, Katie Christiansen, Sam Christiansen, Danny Witkin, Matthew Witkin. He was predeceased by his grandmother Rachel Foster.  Star Gazette – September 9, 2012  


FOSS Edith Marshall 

On Sept. 12, 2012, Edith M. Marshall died at the Bradford County Manor in Burlington, where she spent her last years in declining health. Born Oct. 25, 1921 in Alba, she was one of seven daughters of George Bruce and Isabel Marion (Hartman) Foss. She married Milon E. Marshall of Windham on Oct. 29, 1944. Their marriage lasted almost 60 years.  She is survived by her children: Joan (Frederick) Nichols and James Marshall, both of Windham; her grandchildren, Ann Lynette (Chris) Nickels of Nichols, N.Y.. Scott (Yong Suk [Suzy]) Nichols of Windham and Teresa Marshall of Rose Hill, N.C.; her great grandchildren Bethany Hartwell, Ethan Nickels, Eryn Nichols, Jace Nichols, Sara Nichols and Ryan Marshall (Danielle); and a great-great grandson Eli Marshall. She is survived by one sister, Nancy Jenney of Brick, N.J., and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Milon in 2004; her sisters and brothers in law, Winifred (Claude) Eiffert, Helen (Paul) Brooks, Lorena (Gerald) McKinney, Margaret (Duward) Clark, Robert E. Jenney and Florence Foss; her brother in law and sister in law, Clark and Helen Hall; and nieces and nephews, Phyllis Jennings, Paula Clark, Linda Gardner, Edward Eiffert, Leon McKinney and Robert G. Jenney.  Edith graduated from Troy High School in 1939. She was a very good student and was advanced a grade in her elementary years in the Alba school. In her teens, Edith liked to write poetry. Determined to complete her high school years, she had to work for her board in Troy in order to attend the high school there. And surprisingly in her years at the Manor, she found a fellow classmate in the roommate she enjoyed for those years, Mary Fleming Harkness.  Prior to her marriage, Edith worked at the Ingersoll Rand in Athens. After her marriage, she became a homemaker and mother who loved surrounding her home with flower gardens. She always had a vegetable garden and she canned and froze the bounty from her garden and made jams and jellies. She was active in the Home Bureau in Nichols, N.Y. United Presbyterian Women, and was a member of the Presbyterian church of Nichols. She served on the governing boards at the Presbyterian Church for many years. In late years, she was the oldest surviving member of the church. She will be missed very much by her family, friends and church family.  The family wishes to thank the employees of the Bradford County Manor, Dr. Vance Good and the Guthrie Hospice for their loving care and kindness. We also thank Mary Harkness for her watchful eye over Edith.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. Funeral services and a time of remembering Edith will follow at 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Pastor James Donahoo, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Nichols Cemetery.   Towanda Daily Review – September 13, 2012  


GIARDINA Charles P. “Chuck” Giardina

69, of Waters Rd., Campbell, died Sunday afternoon at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.   Born in Corning on Jan. 14, 1943, he was a son of the late Thomas and Angeline Bamonti Giardina. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his two sisters, Connie Woodcock and Anna Hyde.  A lifelong resident of the Campbell area, Chuck attended school in Corning and was a well-known general contractor and owned and operated Chuck Giardina General Contracting in Campbell for about 35 years.  He attended St. Joseph’s Church in Campbell and was a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).  Chuck will be remembered for the passion he had for his family and for being a Foster Parent. He was an avid hunter in both the U.S. and Canada and enjoyed fishing as well as beef farming.  Survivors include his wife, the former Ann E. Mattison, who he married in Campbell on Feb. 14, 1987; his children, Karen (Joe) York of Campbell, Brian (Melissa) Giardina of Bath, Matthew Giardina (Kayla Robbins) of Hammondsport, Jennifer Giardina (Gary Wilson), Jessica Giardina and Joseph Cavallaro all of Campbell; his grandchildren, J.R. York, Sarah York, Megan York, Dylan Giardina and Derick Giardina, Savannah Parsons, Hunter Delio-Giardina and Aylexa Wilson; his one great-grandchild, Kyliee Payne and another great-grandchild, Baby Girl York expected in Jan. 2013; his siblings, Rose Green of Florida, Grace Maxwell of Caton, Thomasine Knickerbocker, Mary Ann Ritz of New Jersey, Clara (William) Halter of Ohio, Theresa Flick of Bath, Thomas Giardina of Campbell, Jeanie (Clair) VanAlstine of Big Flats and Joe (Sandy) Giardina of Painted Post; also his mother-in-law, Agnes Mattison of Bath and his many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Calling hours are being observed from 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home, 107 E. Steuben St. in Bath. Friends are invited to meet his family at St. Joseph’s Church in Campbell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday.  Committal prayers and interment will follow at Nondaga Cemetery, Bath.  Corning Leader – September 6, 2012 


GIFFORD Rita Agnes Gifford Swetter

of Stevensville, PA, 88 years young, lived her life working hard. Born April 3, 1924 in Elkdale, PA to Owen and Hazel Gifford, Rita gave up her dream of high school to help care for her family. She became a young bride at 17 and a devoted wife of 64 years to her partner in life, the late Philip John Swetter. A caring and proud mother of five children, Robert (Anita) Swetter of Springville, Joyce Wilcox (Daniel Kithcart) of Ulster, Wanda (Glenn) Wanck of Endicott, NY, Betty Jo (Theron) Hitchcock of Stevensville, Jacqueline (George) Casselbury of Towanda and special matriarch to Steve and John Dosiak of Swoyersville.  Mrs. Swetter was blessed with 11 grandchildren, who in turn gave her many beautiful great-grandchildren and greatgreat grandchildren.  Cooking, cleaning, baking, gardening, canning and working on the farm by her husband’s side is where you would have found her most of her life. She could play any instrument put in front of her, loved music and dance, and playing pinochle and dice. She was witty and fun.  A woman who always spoke her mind and yet kept so much inside. A woman that wanted to be loved, and will always be. Her beauty, sense of humor and unconditional love has been etched into our hearts. Her work is done here on earth, and now it is time for her to play.  Thank you mother (grandmother) for touching our lives, for molding us into who we are, for being you.  A special thank you goes to all that have cared for her through the years, allowing her to live on her own, on her own terms. And more recently, a humble thank you to Castle Gardens Keepsake Village staff, Lourdes Hospital staff, Hospice staff, and to all those that rallied to allow her to finish out her life with dignity and grace. We are forever grateful.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – September 6, 2012   


GORG Irene E. Meshula

88, of Galeton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, peacefully at her home.  Born July 10, 1924, in Yochum Hill, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Fred and Heather (Gnau) Gorg.  She was a member of the Greek Orthodox faith and was employed at Galeton Production for many years as a floor lady. Irene enjoyed gardening, walking, reading, and doing things for herself (everything from mowing her lawn to shoveling the snow). She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Surviving is a daughter, Elizabeth (Roger) Crone, Dover, Pa.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Pauline Gorg, Gaines; several nieces and nephews.  Irene was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, and two sisters.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 11, 2012  


GRIFFIN Jacqueline "Jacquie" DeHAVEN 

Age 77 of Painted Post, NY formerly of Horseheads, NY died unexpectedly on Saturday September 8, 2012 at The Corning Hospital. Jacquie was born August 2, 1935 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Merle and Geraldine Tompkins Griffin. She was a graduate of Southside High School Class of 1954. Jacquie married her husband, Howard E. DeHaven, on October 5, 1957 and they would have celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary on October 5, 2012. She was a Past President of The Horseheads Jaynecees and a member of The Women of The Horseheads Moose. Jacquie loved to read and enjoyed the time spent with her 1954 SHS Lunch Buddies. Jacquie was a retired bookkeeper for Arnold's Furniture in Elmira, NY. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Jacquie is survived by her loving and devoted husband Howard E. DeHaven; son: Jeffrey DeHaven of Horseheads, NY and his former wife Kim and their children Carly & Marcus Holthaus and Jessica DeHaven all of Phoenix, AZ; daughters and sons-in-law: Karen & Michael Harper of Horseheads, NY and their children Timothy & Jordan Harper of South Carolina and Cheyenne Harper of Horseheads, NY; Valerie & Timothy Prentice of Magnolia, Delaware and their children Matthew & Stephanie Prentice stationed in England with The U.S. Air Force and Megan & Malik Bijja of Magnolia, Delaware; Sherry & Tanner Kirk of Big Flats, NY and their children Wesley Kirk and Alexis Kirk both of Big Flats, NY; great grandchildren: Reese, Lauralai, Hayden, Jaxen, Zachary, and Malek; brother : Robert Moshier of Pennsylvania; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including special friends Barbara Statham and Joyce Troccia. Private Funeral Services will be held at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Jacquie's Life will be held at the Funeral Home at a time to be announced. Those wishing may remember Jacquie through memorials to The American Diabetes Association 6390 Fly Road Second Floor East Syracuse, New York 13057    Star Gazette – September 10, 2012  


KELLER Katherine Elizabeth "Kay" Keller

88, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Cross Keys Brethern Home.  She was the oldest daughter of the late Leslie Harry and Katherine S. (Toner) Keller of Bendersville.  Kay was born in Bendersville, graduated from Biglerville High School in 1942 and Penn State Univiversity in 1946. She taught home economics at Manchester High School, York County and after returning to Penn State for her Master's degree in Food Science, taught at Mansfield University, Mansfield. Upon retirement in 1983, she returned to Bendersville where she was a life member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Kay enjoyed playing bridge, watching tennis on TV, and especially cooking, specializing in delicious foods. She was a member of Gettysburg Chapter BL PEO and Upper Adams Homemakers.   She is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Harold Garretson of Gettysburg. A doting aunt, she is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews, Daniel Garretson, Angela Perkinson, Thomas Garretson, Leslie Baust, Bruce Garretson, Jennie Gordon, John C. Jones, Jr., Laurie Steele, Beth McSherry, Thomas Jones, Barbara Barnard and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Keller Jones in 2001; brother-in-law, John C. Jones, Sr. in 2011 and a niece Katherine (Kathy) Jones in 2010.  Professional services are being handled by Dugan Funeral Home, Inc., 111 South Main St., Bendersville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept.11, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 126 Church St., Bendersville with the Rev. Robert S. McEllroy lll officiating. Interment will be in Bendersville Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m., until time of services. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 449, Bendersville, Pa. 17306 or Lutheran Home Hospice, 260 W. High St., Gettysburg, Pa. 17325.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 10, 2012    


KELLEY Charles “Chuck” Brian Kelley

51 of Montrose, PA passed away, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose. Born July 15, 1961 in Montrose, he was the son of the late Roy M. and Frances L. [Ham] Kelley.  Survivors include his sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia M. and Douglas Clapper of Laceyville, Linda D. and Mark White of Laceyville, Cheryl A. and James Newhart of Montrose, Kathleen L. and James Cantone of Montrose, Deborah Dymond and significant other Gregg Johnson of Meshoppen; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert A. and Patricia Kelley of Laceyville, Chancey L. and Catherine Kelley of Montrose, Dale and Tammy Kelley of Laceyville; sisters-in-law, Marlene Kelley of Montrose, Louise Kelley of Montrose and numerous nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his infant brother and sister, Donald and Denise Kelley and brothers, Burleigh and Ed Kelley.  Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Endless Mountains Health Systems Building Fund, 25 Grow Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – September 13, 2012


KIPP Bonnie Rae Kipp Smith

70, of Lovelton, PA, died on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at home after a brief illness surrounded by her loved ones.  Born in Rochester, NY on Dec. 16, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Loren J. and Eleanor Gowan Kipp of New Albany. She attended Wyalusing Valley Jr./Sr. High School and graduated with the class of 1960.  She worked briefly at a dress factory before becoming a homemaker. She raised five children with her husband, Don. She enjoyed the simple things in life like sitting on the porch, watching the flowers bloom, enjoying the wildlife that came into her yard and especially watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up.  She was a member of the Lovelton Bible Church for many years.  She was predeceased by her loving husband, Donald W. Smith, Sr.; father, Loren J. Kipp and mother, Eleanor R. Gowan Kipp.  Surviving are her children, Bryan Smith, Diane and Frank Moreck, Billie Jo and Tim Fassett, Donald, Jr. and Deanna Smith and Bradly Smith, Sr.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Loren Kipp and Russell and Loretta Kipp; sisters, Joan Shaffer, Jean and Dean Stang and Lynette and Dan Walters and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Lovelton Bible Church in Lovelton for family and friends.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – September 6, 2012   


KRATZERT John Maneval Kratzert

76, of Spring Hill, died on September 4, 2012. He was born in Springville, PA, September 19,1935 and came to this area 12 yrs. ago from Elmira, NY. John earned his B.S. Degree in Education from Gettysburg College and also earned an M.S. Degree in Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire. John taught physical education for 3 years in Tioga, PA and chemistry for 35 years for the Elmira (NY) City School District. He was also instrumental in the development and instruction of the criminalistics courses of study at Elmira Free Academy. While teaching, John worked frequently with local and state law enforcement as a criminalist, as the field of criminal forensics science was in its developmental stages. In addition to teaching, John was a coach for high school soccer, gymnastics, and basketball. He was an active member of the Hernando Sportsmen's Club and Masonic Lodge 465, New Oxford, PA, Ruffed Grouse Society, where he was a past director, Ducks Unlimited, Wild Turkey Federation, Chemung Co. NY Sportsmen's Federation, and Fur Fin and Feather in Chemung, NY . John was involved with Boy Scouts of America serving in a variety of leadership positions to include; Assistant Scout Master, Explorer Post Leader, and Assistant District Commissioner. John is preceeded in death by his parents, John L. Kratzert and Ruth E. Maneval. He is survived by his wife Gayle C. Kratzert of Spring Hill; daughter, Suzanne E. Heyer and her husband Stephen of Austin, TX; son, John L. Kratzert and his wife Lina of Summerville, SC; sister, Joanne Salem of Riverview, FL; grandchildren, Alexandria, Megan, and Andrew Heyer all of Austin, TX, and Vivien and Madeline Kratzert both of Summerville, SC;  In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made in John's name to: Jericho Road Ministries, Florida Sheriff's Camps, or Dawn Center.   Funeral home obituary – September 12, 2012   


KRAUSE Michael N. Krause

17, of Elkland, died on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Mansfield.  Born on Sept. 15, 1994, in Towanda, he was the son of Scott Krause of Ithaca, N.Y., and Jennifer (Folen) Shaffer of Elkland. He was married to Shondra (LaPoint) Krause of Mansfield.  Michael was a student who enjoyed spending time with his daughter, family, tattoos, piercings and skateboarding. In addition to his wife, his parents and his step-father, John Shaffer of Elkland, he is survived by a daughter, Lillian Rannee Krause of Mansfield; one brother, Jeffrey Krause of Mansfield; two sisters, Kristian and Angelia Krause of Elkland; maternal grandparents, Judy Ogden of Trout Run, Louis Folen, Jr. of Greenville, N.C.; paternal grandparents, Neil Krause of Covington, and Dorothy Krause of Blossburg; two aunts, Heather Roxberry of Mansfield; Misty (Jerreod) Spencer of Elkland; foster grandmother, Michele Akey of Mansfield; god-mother, Laurie Confer; god-sister, Amanda Confer; both of Blossburg; foster aunt, April Beiber of Wellsboro; foster aunt, Wynn Przybyien of Blossburg; foster uncle, Nathan Keeney of Wellsboro; foster aunt, Lydia Akey of Mansfield; cousin and best friend, Kaylee Sherer of Mansfield; best friend, Pat McClain of Roseville; and much loved numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Sharon Kent officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Michael's name to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with funeral expenses.  Wellsboro Gazette – September 12, 2012


LOPATOFSKY Thomas G. Lopatofsky

DMD, 50, of Wellsboro, died suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Binghamton, N.Y., participating in a Hare Scramble race.  He was the husband of Nicole Quezada DMD, whom he married on Oct. 26, 1991. Thomas was born April 28, 1962, in Troy, the son of George J. and Catherine Karamis Lopatofsky.  Tom and his wife Nicole opened their Complete Family Dentistry practice in 1990, in Wellsboro. Tom was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Elmira N.Y., Keystone Junior College, University of Scranton and Temple University School of Dentistry. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro. In addition, Tom was a member of the American Motorcycle Association; NRA; past president of Wellsboro Rotary; Fellow in Academy of General Dentistry; trustee of PA Dental Association; past president of the 6th District Dental Society; Fellow in Academy of Oral Implantology; member of American Dental Society of Anesthesiology; board member of the Laurel Health Tioga Dental Clinic; Southern Tier Enduro Riders; Armenia Mountain Debating Society; Wynoa Riding Association member. He had received the PDA Presidential Citation and Rotary Paul Harris Fellows awards. Tom was an umpire for the Wellsboro Little League. The Lopatofsky family hosted several Rotary exchange students over the years. His "Secret Recipe" made the Rotary chicken BBQ a success and his unique designs of the Rotary float won first prize in the Laurel Festival parade, more than once. A true outdoorsman, Tom loved not only hunting, fishing and skiing, but he was also a skilled dirt bike racer with the Western New York Offroad Association. The Lopatofsky family, at their Charleston township residence, will host a hare scramble race on Sept. 23. Tom was an integral part of the Wellsboro community making the lives of those who knew him much richer. He had a great sense of humor but was also compassionate and caring of all who he came in contact with.  Surviving in addition to his wife; son, Eric Lopatofsky and daughter, Taylor Lopatofsky, both of Wellsboro; are his mother, Catherine Driscoll of Towanda; three sisters, Debra Lopatofsky (Bruce Bense) of Troy, Sandra Behman of Exton, Catherine Rumsey (Todd) of Troy; brother-in-law, Pierre Quezada (Christopher Sutherland) of Milton, Mass.; father-in-law, Rafael Quezada (Ingrid) of Shrewsbury, N.J.; several nieces and nephews. His father and a sister, Susan Lopatofsky, preceded Tom in death.  Friends and family are invited to Tom's Life Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 13, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Peter's Catholic Church on Friday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m., with Rev. John Chmil, officiating. Memorials may be made in Tom's name to Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 11, 2012     


LAMBERT Bernard J. (Bernie) Lambert Jr.

age 67 of Riverview, FL and formerly of Elmira, NY died Saturday, September 1, 2012. Bernie was born February 27, 1945 in Elmira. He was the son of Bernard Lambert Sr. and the late Jennette Lambert. Bernie attended Elmira Southside High School and served in the US Army. Bernie was predeceased by his mother Jennette Lambert on August 22, 2012, sister, Margaret (Peggy) Lambert on December 23, 2010 and brother, William Lambert on July 31, 1972. Bernie was survived by father Bernard Lambert Sr of Elmira, NY, son, William Eggers of Paragould, Arkansas, brother, David Lambert of Elmira Heights, NY, sister, Susan and James McLaughlin of Homosassa, FL, friend, Edith (Joanne) Gunther of Riverview FL, nephew, Mathew McLaughlin of Homosassa, FL, neices, Amy and Stephen Barbieri and their children Logan and Sophie of Citrus Springs, FL and Nicole and Mark DeLuca and their children Kennedy and Parker of Trinity, FL.  Private funeral arrangements at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – September 9, 2012   


LANG Ruth Lang Gillette

88, of Waverly, died August 27, 2012.  She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Pauline (Hind) Lang.  She is survived by her daughter Sally Harden and her husband Henry, of Athens; her brother Clint Lang, of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; her grandchildren Eric Harden, Kristen Alexander and her husband Joel; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Lee Gillette.  A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held Monday at the Bekkering-Ellis Funeral Home in Scotia N.Y. at 10:30 a.m. Calling hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Contributions may be made to Elderwood Health Care, Memory Care Unit, 37 North Chemung Street, Waverly N.Y. 14892    Sayre Morning Times – September 10, 2012    


LEONARD Grace L. Thomas 

Age 77, of N. Chemung, NY, died on September 7, 2012 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Robert of 61 years; children, Margaret (Marlin) Young, Helen (Tracy) Pitt, Sue (Steve) Baker, Roberta (Henry) Lee, Robert (Elizabeth) Thomas; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren: predeceased brothers, William, Robert and Richard Leonard; surviving sister, Aurora (Chris) Buchanan; and many family members and countless friends. Grace retired from Elmira City School District where she was a bus driver for over 30 years. She was involved in several organizations. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. in North Chemung United Methodist Church, 677 Breesport-North Chemung Road, Lowman, NY 14861. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the N.C.U.M.C. music fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY     Star Gazette – September 11, 2012  


LESINSKI Catherine "Kosh"

Age 89, of Horseheads, NY died Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. Kosh was born on February 27, 1923 in Scranton, PA, daughter of the late Ignatz and Sophia Lesinski. Kosh was predeceased by sisters, Pauline, Stella, Della, and Janet; brothers, Kevin and Ignatz. She is survived by her loving sister, and best friend, Frances Decker, Mildred Guzek, and Anne Lesinski; niece, Jeanne (John) Longwell; nephew, William (Elizabeth) Decker, grandniece, Lisa (Thomas) Miller and grandnephew, Jeff (Kelly) Longwell; "great grandchildren", Oliver Miller and Jackson Longwell, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and all her Gardner Road friends. Kosh retired from the Horseheads Central School Dist. after 33 year. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She found much pleasure reading to her great niece and nephew. With her infectious smile it was easy for her to be loved by all. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM with the Rev. Richard Farrell. The family respectfully requests that memorials be made in Kosh's name to Alzheimer's Association , 435 E. Hennietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 or a charity of one's choice . Star Gazette – September 6, 2012      


LORENZINI Mary Ann Jurusik

Elmira: Age 69, died  peacefully Friday, August 31, 2012 at her home in Murrells Inlet SC. Mary Ann was born June 7, 1943, in Elmira, a daughter of the late Hector and Ellen (Erickson) Lorenzini. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Dr. Paul P. Jurusik; cherished sons, and their families, Michael T. and Tracy Jurusik, LaGrange IL, and children Matthew and Emma; Christopher P. and Christine Jurusik, Orchard Park NY, and children, Madeline, Allison, Roman and Christian; Brian A. and Jessica Jurusik, Endicott NY and daughter Kayleigh; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard, Sr., and Wanda Lorenzini, Riverside CA, David and Karen Lorenzini, Webster NY; sister Alma Joann Moretti, Silver Spring MD; sisters-in-law, Josephine Colville, Bingham Farms MI, Marjorie Bates, Clifton Park NY, Jean Jurusik, Elmira, Mary Jurusik, Elmira Heights; "Grand Dogs", Buster, Miller, Moose, and Phoebe; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mary Ann worked for 35 years as the Office Manager at her husband Paul's dental practice. Mary Ann's life revolved around her family. She loved visiting and spending time at the homes of her sons, supporting her children and grandchildren in whatever activities they were involved with. Special times were those spent with family at Keuka Lake, Gravel Lake MI, and Murrells Inlet, SC. In South Carolina Mary Ann enjoyed walking the beach "shelling". Mary Ann was an avid reader, bowled in a league for many years, was a fan of Elvis Presley, and in her travels liked to visit Civil War sites. But always nearest and dearest to her was her family….she will be forever loved and missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Mary Ann with a donation to one of the following…Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church Street, Elmira NY 14905, Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903, or Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY 14905. Mary Ann's family sends their sincere thanks to Dr. Serge Dauphin and the entire staff at the Falck Cancer Center for the wonderful and compassionate care provided over the past 18 months.    Star Gazette – September 4, 2012    


MALLORY Marilyn "Mickey" Mallory

85, of Gamble Township died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  She was born Mar. 30, 1927 in Elkland, a daughter of Leland and Louise Vanzile Mallory.  Mickey was a secretary and office manager for the former Hinaman Construction Company. She was an avid reader and enjoyed hunting and animals.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert H. Hinaman, and siblings, Wayne, Clyde, Irma Whitehill, Dorothy Reed and Guy.  Mickey is survived by her brother, Clyde (Jackie) Mallory, Osceola; nieces and nephews, Scott Reed, Greg, Mike, and Rebecca Whitehill, Susan, Tom, Brad, Brett and Glynn Mallory.  Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 11 to 12 p.m. The funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 8, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville, Pa., with Rev. Jerry L. Uppling officiating.   Interment will be in Beech Valley Cemetery.  Wellsboro Gazette – September 7, 2012    


MATHEWS Brenda Lee Mathews Shiflett 

Age 54 died on Thursday September 6, 2012 in Middletown, Ohio after a courageous battle with cancer. Brenda was born November 18, 1957 in Elmira, New York the daughter of Fred and Norma Marshall Mathews. Brenda is survived by her son: Jeremy Shiflett of Brookville, Indiana; grandson: Austin Shiflett of Brookville, Indiana; her parents: Fred & Norma Marshall Mathews of Middletown, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law: Fred & Sandy Mathews Jr. of Elmira, NY, Daniel & Madeline Mathews of Horseheads, NY, and Randy & Netta Mathews of Columbia Crossroads, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Robin & T.J. Potzebowski of Elmira, NY, Penny Mathews of Horseheads, NY, and Paula & Ken Ward of Middletown, Ohio; former husband: Randy Shiflett of Brookville, Indiana; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special aunt Sylvia Laughlin of Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Tuesday September 11, 2012 from 7-9 PM for a Time of Remembrance and Reflections of Brenda's Life.  Star Gazette – September 9, 2012  


McCAULEY Richard P. McCauley 

Age 51, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, September 6, 2012. He was born on March 23, 1961 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Joseph and Marise (Danque) McCauley. Richard was predeceased by his brother, Robert McCauley. He is survived by his sisters, Tari (Michael) Buchholz of Elmira and Elizabeth (Darin) Reese of Las Vegas, NV; brothers, Joseph (Kathy Strauss) McCauley of Rochester and Timothy (Marlens Curi) McCauley of Orlando, FL; along with several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service for Richard will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. 


MILLER Pauline Owen

89 - God saw you were getting tired, and whispered, “Come to me.”  Pauline Owen, 89, formally of Athens, Pa., died peacefully on Monday, September 3, 2012 at the Troy community Hospital. She was born on December 2, 1922 a daughter of the late Frank and Martha Miller in Asylum Twp. Pauline was a dedicated wife and mother raising four children. She loved to take trips with her sister to Atlantic City and spend time with family and friends.  Pauline was predeceased by her parents: Frank and Martha Miller, Son: James Owen Jr., Brothers: Franklin Miller, Theodore Miller, Thomas Miller, Charles Miller, and sister: Martha Sweet.  Pauline is survived by daughter: Martha (Bud) Sutton of Mansfield, Pa.; sons: Terry (Marie) Lindeman of Lisbon, N.H., Tim (Gail) Owen of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren: Richard Kautz, Michael (Dixy) Kautz, Larry Houser, Terry Lindeman, Brian Lindeman, Sheila Lindeman, Steve Lindeman, Jessie Lindeman, Joey Lindeman, Jesse Owen; great grandchildren: John and Kayla Kautz, Justin and Ashley Kautz, Matt Kautz, James Kautz; great-great-grandchild: Olivia Kautz and a very special granddaughter whom she helped raise, Samantha Smith, several nieces and nephews.  At Pauline’s request all services will be private.  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 – September 5, 2012


MILLER Robert John (Bob) Miller, Sr.

78, of Sugar Run, PA died peacefully at home on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert John Miller and Florence Martin Miller, and his eldest son, Robert John (Bobby) Miller, Jr., who died in 2010 at age 54.  Mr. Miller was born in New Brunswick, NJ on Jan. 29, 1934. He lived most of his life in Piscataway, NJ before retiring to Sugar Run. He was formerly employed in law enforcement.  Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jeanette Anne Miller of Sugar Run; three sons, William John Miller and wife, Colleen of Easton, Thomas Edward Miller and wife, Brenda of Dushore and Glenn Edward Miller of Piscataway, NJ; sisters, Dorothy Jonas and husband, Donald of Palm Coast, FL and Nancy Culbertson and husband, John of Belton, SC; sister-in-law, Carolyn A. Whittemore of Rochester, MA; aunt, Mary Martin of Middlesex, NJ; grandchildren, Matthew and Amanda Miller of South Plainfield, NJ, William Friedman of Howell, NJ, Robert Miller of Bridgewater, NJ, Brandon and Noel Miller of Easton, David, Steven and Christopher Miller of Dushore, Kristen Miller of Sacramento, CA, Melissa Miller of Piscataway, NJ and Shane Miller of Elk Grove, CA; two great-grandchildren, John Friedman of Howell, NJ and Lisa Miller of Bridgewater, NJ, and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at Mr. Miller’s home on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – September 6, 2012   


OKSUTCIK George C. Oksutcik

84, formerly of Owego, NY, died Friday, August 31, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. He was predeceased by Betty, his beloved wife of 60 years, on July 31, 2010. He is survived by his children, Deborah and Stephen Johnston, Owego; Mary and Michael Kranz, Sayre, PA; Gary and Lori Oksutcik, Taylorsville, Utah; his cherished granddaughter, Elizabeth Kranz, Sayre, who loved her Poppa with all her heart. George was a U.S. Army-Air Force Korean War veteran, member of VFW Post 1371, and a graduate of Broome Technical Community College. He retired simultaneously from IBM-Owego ("George OK") and from raising beef cattle on his East Beecher Hill farm. George and Betty enjoyed over 20 years of RV living in their retirement, traveling throughout the country, spending many winters in Arizona. A hardworking, humble, modest man, he always put the needs and desires of others before his own. His greatest joys were time spent with his family; celebrating events and holidays with them, especially Christmas Eve; working on his land; and traveling with Betty. Our greatest pride is that, without exception, everyone we have ever met who knew him always said to us, "George is such a nice guy." Heartfelt gratitude is extended to, and to all the staffs of, Dr. Roberto Mauri and Stephanie Busch, P.A.; Dr. Abdul Waheed; Elcor Health Services, Horseheads; St. Joseph's Hospital D-2; and Sue from Southern Tier Hospice, for the exceptional care and affection given to George and his family; and to Shawn Fahey at Estey, Munroe and Fahey Funeral Home, Owego, for his compassionate assistance. To honor George's wishes, there will be no services. To honor his memory, he would want only for you to gather the people you love and have dinner together.  Star Gazette – September 9, 2012   


PARRISH Dorothy P. Shephard 

Age 99, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2012. Dorothy was born in Oakland, Mississippi, on December 20, 1912 to John Herron Parrish and Stella Young Parrish. She graduated from the Mississippi State College for Women in 1933 and taught high school Latin and English for several years. For five months in 1935-36 she traveled as a governess on a journey that led through the Panama Canal, down the west coast of South America, across the Andes, and eventually to France. Dorothy then earned a Master's Degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois. She worked as a librarian at DePauw University and the University of Illinois before taking a position in 1945 at the Army Library in the newly constructed Pentagon. She later worked in the Fairfax County, Virginia, public libraries. Dorothy was predeceased in 2003 by her husband Charles, whom she married in 1951. She is survived by her son Robert Shephard (Sandra Keith), grandson Alex Shephard, sister Mildred Patrick, nephews, Neel and John Patrick, and niece Lynn Cobb. Dorothy traveled extensively and loved gardening and the theater. She was a very active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bailey's Crossroads, VA, where she served as the first female member of the vestry. Her kindness, lively intelligence, and curiosity brought her many friends, including special friends, Ellie McCracken, Ernie Swartout, Mary Humpton, Pat Faber, and Rosemary Hartman, while living at Appleridge Senior Living, where she spent the last dozen years of her life close to her family. Her family and friends will miss her tremendously. A memorial requiem will be celebrated at Appleridge Senior Living, 168 Miller Street, Horseheads, New York on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901.    Star Gazette – September 12, 2012    



70, of Genesee, PA, died Friday, September 7, 2012 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A Vigil Service will be held 8:00 PM, Friday in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Genesee, PA. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kinney, PA.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – September 9, 2012   


RICHART Jesse C. Richart

24, of Unityville, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  Born Aug. 13, 1988, in Bloomsburg, he was a son of Shawn M. Richart of Unityville and Lisa M. (Poust) Hall of Orangeville. Jesse was a 2007 graduate of Sullivan County High School. He also served in the U.S. Navy.  He was an operating engineer and a member of Local No. 542. At the time of his death, he was employed by the Patterson Wilder Company.  Jesse was an avid outdoorsman and while in high school he was a participant in the Keystone Youth Rodeo. He also enjoyed hunting, horseshoes, bull riding and horseback riding. He was the Vice President of the Sunday Funday Club.  Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Shane Richart and his fiancee, Chrissy, of Unityville; two half-sisters, Amber Johnson and her husband, George, of Orangeville; Shawnia Richart of Unityville; a half-brother, Coy Richart, also of Unityville. Also surviving are his grandparents, Charles "Jack" and Sarah Norma Poust, of Muncy; Nancy and Donnie Romano, of Dushore; and a stepgrandmother, Gail Richart, of Montoursville.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John Richart and by two uncles, Dane Poust and Lynn Richart. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the Unityville Fire Company from 1 to 5 p.m.  Arrangements are under the direction of the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., Benton.  Williamsport Sun-Gazette – September 11, 2012    


ROUGHT Mable M. Colvin

age 85, died September 6, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born August 25, 1927, in Stevensville, Pa., she was the daughter of Richard Rought and Alice Blackmar.  She is survived by her daughters, Mary M. Evans and Gloria J. (Robert Jr.) Ward, both of Waverly, N.Y., and her sister, Mary Faulkner of Sayre.  She is also survived by her grandchildren: Shannon (Mark) Wheeler of Waverly, Dr. Robert III (Sara) Ward of Macedon, N.Y., Shawn Ward (Stanley Mathews) of Trumansburg, N.Y., Sherri Evans and fiancée, Glenn Sauers of Killeen, Texas, Todd (Jennifer) Evans of LaFargeville, N.Y.; great-grandchildren: Dustin, Lauryn, Nicholas and Collin Wheeler, Cora Ann Sauers, and Todd James Evans; and nephews, Howard (Bud) Cook and Patrick Dawson.  She was predeceased by her husband, William D. Colvin; her parents and her stepfather, Howard Blackmar; sister, Minnie Cook; and son-in-law, Terry E. Evans. A celebration of Mable’s life will be Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Waverly First Baptist Church, 23 Tioga Street, Waverly, New York with the Rev. J. Steven Reynolds honoring her memory at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Waverly First Baptist Church.   Sayre Morning Times – September 8, 2012    


RUSSELL Emily Marian Russell,

age 24, of Pine City, died very unexpectedly Sunday, September 9, 2012. She is survived by her loving parents, Rich and Pam Russell, who miss her with all of their heart; her grandmother, Doris Russell; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She leaves behind her dog Lily who was her pride and joy. She was predeceased by her brother, Cory; maternal grandparents, Burley and Marian Green; and her paternal grandfather, Kenneth Russell. Emily was an English teacher for the Elmira City Schools District, a Sunday school teacher and assistant director of First Fruits Creative Ministries. She had a love for youth and touched many lives. She enjoyed fishing, hiking, making jewelry and crafts. Calling hours will be held at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport Thursday, September 13th, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with a funeral service immediately after calling hours at 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, her parents ask that you give to the American Life League or to First Baptist Church of Waverly, NY scholarship fund.  Star Gazette – September 12, 2012


SIMONS Leona May (Simons) Henson

age 86, died  peacefully with her loving family by her side on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in her home in Waverly, N.Y.  Leona was born on September 11, 1925 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of Pearley and Gertrude Clara (Wilcox) Simons. She was a devoted loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Her life revolved around her family, especially her grandchildren. She spent most of her life as a care-giver for numerous children including most of her own grandchildren. Leona was a Girl Scout leader for many years. She also served as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Henson Family Reunion for the past 38 years. She enjoyed gardening and scrapbooking and was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church.  Leona is survived by eight of her 12 children: four sons Michael Henson, Donald Henson, Keith (Millie) Henson, and Glenn Henson all of Waverly, and four daughters Robin (Harold) Corby of Silver Springs, Fla., Terri (Duane) Richter of Lockwood, N.Y., and Janet Sandroni and Kim (Robert) Fuller both of Waverly, N.Y., one stepson Robert Hines of Warren, MI and one stepdaughter Diane Allard. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren: Mickala Henson, Emily UpDyke, Christopher Henson, Haley Henson, Tammy Cattano, Toni Thompson, Shannon Wittig, Christa Yeakel, Melissa Ellis, Harold Corby III, Jessica Thomas, Barbara Goble, Ashley Henson, Joey Sandroni and Brittany Sandroni, 5 step-grandchildren: Bonnie Isaac, Linda Rosado, Bobby Hines, Amber Hines and Mike Rice, 20 great-grandchildren, 17 step-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Two sisters also survive: Eloise Card of Camden, N.Y. and Lily Newton of Willseyville, N.Y.  Leona was predeceased by her husband Delbert LaVerne Henson in 2006, her parents Pearley and Gertrude Clara (Wilcox) Simons, her sister Mary Jane, two brothers: Leonard and Claude Simons, two sons: Dennis and Paul Henson, two daughters: Linda Wilson and Barbara Henson, and two grandchildren: Janelle and Paul Henson.  Memorial services will be held at the Waverly United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 8. Calling hours will be from 2-4 p.m. Services will be at 4pm with Pastor Ann Canfield officiating. A dinner and fellowship will follow. Burial will be at the Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly, N.Y. Memorials in Leona’s memory may be directed to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, N.Y., 13850. Caring services are being provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Athens, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – September 4, 2012    


SURDAM Bonnie Lee Doud

73, of Galeton, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at her home.  Born June 6, 1939, in Blossburg, she was a daughter of the late Lee and Margaret (Steadman) Surdam.  She was a 1958 graduate of Galeton High School.  On June 4, 1961, she married Robert A. Doud at the First Presbyterian Church of Galeton, of which she was a member. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Bonnie enjoyed collecting angels.   Surviving, in addition to her husband, Robert A. Doud, are three sons, Jeffery (Andria) Doud, Pine Grove, Pa.; Robert R. (Chris) Doud, Galeton; Brian Doud, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; a daughter, Susan (Jim) Sunderlin, Galeton; three brothers, Tom (Carol) Surdam, Gordon Surdam, Richard (Vanessa) Surdam, all of Galeton; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Bonnie was preceded in death by a brother, Gary, and a sister, Faye.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association or to the Goodyear Hose Co.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.  Wellsboro Gazette – September 5, 2012    



In Loving Memory, Sonny Taylor 3/3/1961 - 8/30/2012

Predeceased by Patricia Keiser, Gerald E. Taylor, Brenda Taylor, Douglas Taylor, Eric Granger. Survived by siblings, Dave, Karen, Debbie, Vic, Sonya, Ang Taylor; stepmother, Linda Townson; several nieces and nephews; best friend, Ed Taylor. Calling hours Wed. 11 a.m. held at Barrett Funeral Home. Meet up after at 616 Franklin St., Elmira, NY.Star Gazette – September 5, 2012  


TEARS Ronald W. Tears

65, of Watkins Glen, died Friday, September 7 2012, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Ron was born January 14, 1947 in Hammondsport, the son of Roy (Peck) and Stella Pizura Tears. Ron worked for Rural Metro in Corning for the past 22 years. He was a member of the Big Flats and Watkins Glen Fire Depts, Past Chief of the Pulteney Fire Dept, Past Steuben County Fire Investigator, former Boy Scout Leader, past President of the Savona Rod and Gun Club. He loved his job and was an avid hunter, fisherman, hiker and loved camping and spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife, Priscilla Tears; children, Rosie (Ann Remchuck) Tears and Renee (Terry) Erway; grandchildren, Blaine, Brandi Erway and Blair Reed; and great-grandson, Colton Reed; stepchildren, Heather (Chris) Dudgeon, Sabrina (Michael) Scharborough, Sarabeth (Angel) Espinosa, Linck (Samantha Lewis) Grover; and step-grandchildren, Cortney and Karlee Dudgeon, Michael and Naomi Scharborough, Angel II, and Cienna Espinosa and Deegan and Caleb Grover; sister, Patricia and Leon Williams of Clayville; twin brother, Donald and Rhonda Tears of Adamsville, TN; brother, John and Connie Tears of Pulteney; sisters-in-law, Edna Tears of Pulteney, Janet Tears of Deatsville, AL, Vivian Geyer of Savona; brother-in-law, Allen Culbertson of Addison; and ex father-in-law, Hulbert Culbertson of Painted Post; one uncle, many aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins, and many many friends. He was predeceased by his parents; son, Ronald (Rocky) Tears; brothers, William and James; sister-in-law, Kathy Culbertson; brother-in-law, Mike Geyer. Friends may call at the Hammondsport Fire Dept, State Route 54, Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Glenview Cemetery, Pulteney. There will be a fireman's service Monday at 8:30 p.m. at the firehall and after the interment everyone is invited to the Pulteney Fire Hall for a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Big Flats, Watkins Glen, Hammondsport or Pulteney Fire Departments. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.  Star Gazette – September 9, 2012   


THOMAS Shirley Thomas Williams

died peacefully in the home of her granddaughter Heather in Skaneateles, NY on September 7th, 2012. She had recently relocated from Millbrook, NY where her daughter Dianne took care of her for the past seven years. She was born in Elmira Heights, NY on January 5th, 1917, the only child of Alfred C. and Emma Scarborough Thomas. On June 30th, 1938 she married Howard L. Williams Sr. at Oakwood Methodist Church. He predeceased her in 1982, along with her great-grandson, Dante McNeil Mostachetti. She is survived by her sons, Terry T. Williams (Muriel) of Harpersville, NY, Howard L. Williams, Jr. (Debi) of Warner Robbin, GA; and daughter, Dianne A. McNeil of Millbrook, NY. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Robin McNeil Mostachetti, Jackie McNeil-Maddox (Cindy), Heather McNeil-Yeckel (Chris), Greg Williams, Howard Williams III and Tyrell Williams; along with her six great-grandchildren. Shirley was a devoted Christian, loving mother, loyal friend, accomplished violinist, and artist, leaving a legacy of beautiful oil and water color paintings to her friends and family. In later years she downsized to painted greeting cards and bookmarks, all of which are cherished by her loved ones. She had a talent for story-telling and acted as the family historian. She graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School, was a member of the Elmira-Horseheads Order of the Eastern Star along with the Chemung County DAR. Her family would like to thank Belinda, Dawn, Mirella and all the Hospice staff and volunteers who made her last 2 years as comfortable and pleasant as could be. Their loving care and concern for her was inspirational. Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service at 12:00 noon on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Friends are also invited to call at the church from 11:30-12:00 noon before her service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Inc., 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, NY 13021. Funeral arrangements will be handled by the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY.     Star Gazette – September 11, 2012  


THOMASON Marjorie Ruth (Thomason) Wilhelm

of Watkins Glen, NY made her transition from this life to her heavenly home on September 4, 2012-5 days shy of her 88th birthday. Marge was born on September 9, 1924 in Elmira to the late William and Rhoda (Lawes) Thomason. She graduated from Southside High School in 1941. Marjorie married Richard C Wilhelm on April 15, 1944. He preceded her in death June 4, 2002. She was predeceased by siblings: Donald Thomason, Dorothy Smykowski, Peggy (Lillian) Januzzi, Harold Thomason and Helen Anstee. She is survived by daughters: Linda of San Diego, CA, Annette (Bill) Martin of Burdett, Brenda (Jack) Gill of Montour Falls, NY special angel Angie (John) Fratarcangelo, special sister-in-law Clara English of Painted Post, step grandchildren and great grandchildren, many loving friends, nieces & nephews. Special friends include Beth & Gary Ennis, Helen Wilhelm, Ann Hull, Barbara Bell, Nan Letteer and her cat, Babe. Marjorie began her career at William's Produce in Elmira. She worked in the Purchasing Department of Carl L Norden Inc., Bombsight Division in Southside and in the office of The Gorton Coy and Mercury Aircraft. She worked in the Schuyler County Assessment Department when it was first created in 1961, then as Executive Secretary of Civil Service. In 1971 Marjorie was appointed the first Clerk of the Schuyler County Legislature (formerly known as the Board of Supervisors). She and a friend, Carol Lindsay, created the first County Flag which is now displayed in the Schuyler County Historical Society. She retired in December 1983 after 22 years with the County of Schuyler. Marge was a fine friend, a terrific mother, instilling strength and fortitude in her daughters by being a role model and a remarkable woman. She is a 60+ year member of the Order of Easter Star (Past Matron of Tyrone Chapter #612), past member of the Crystal Valley Grange, Watkins Glen Business & Professional Women, Schuyler Ambulance, Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, Schuyler County Historical Society, and RSVP. She proudly joined the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen in May 2010 where she cherished their welcoming spirit and useful headsets to hear Rev Bev's sermon. Committal Services are being held at the convenience of the family at Seaman's Cemetery in Savona, NY. Friends and family are invited to share their memories of Marge's life at a Memorial Service at the First Presbyterian Church in Watkins Glen, NY on September 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marjorie's memory can be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. The family wished to thank the caring staff at Bethany Manor, Unit 3 and the guiding Angels of Southern Tier Hospice.   Star Gazette – September 5, 2012    543


TOKACH Perry D. Tokach

age 52, of 498 Vandervort Rd., Laceyville, died Saturday evening, Sept. 8, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Perry was born on Nov. 11, 1959 in Meshoppen, the son of the late Nicholas Tokach, who passed on July 30, 1982 and Anna Trabish Tokach, who passed on July 30, 2007. Perry graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School class of 1977. After high school he worked for Penthouse Meat Packing in Fleetville, and later at staff management at the Proctor and Gamble Paper in Mehoopany.  Perry grew up on the family farm on Indian Hill in Laceyville, where he still resided. He was a member of St. Joachim's Roman Catholic Church in Meshoppen. Perry loved to hunt and fish in his younger years. Perry is survived by his sisters Susanne Smith of Meshoppen, Doris Storey and her husband Fred, Sr. of Laceyville and Cindy Johnson and her husband Art of Forkston; his sister-in-law Freda Tokach of Laceyville; his nieces and nephews, Stephen Smith of Meshoppen, Theron Smith and his wife Mary of Enola, Rhodonna Hart and her husband Todd of Syracuse, N.Y., Fred Storey Jr. of Charleston, S.C., Jackie Tokach of Harrisburg, Judy Wildonger and her husband Jim of Wyalusing and Nicholas Johnson of Forkston; his special friend Cara Coolbaugh of Tunkhannock; as well as many great nieces and nephews.   Besides his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Michael Tokach, who passed on Aug. 11, 2002 and a nephew Jeffery Tokach, who passed on March 30, 1976.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the St. Joachim's Roman Catholic Church in Meshoppen with Father Edward Michelini of Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda officiating.  Interment will follow at the St. Joachim's Cemetery in Meshoppen. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at the Sheldon Funeral Home in Meshoppen. A Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Perry's name to the St. Joachim's Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Roger Furman, 2431 SR 3004, Montrose, PA 18801.  Towanda Daily Review – September 11, 2012   


TRINE Carolyn Swingle Browder

age 73, of 428 Driftwood Drive, N. Palm Beach, Fla., died on Sept. 2, 2012 due to a brief illness with cancer. She moved to Towanda in 1956 after graduating from Earlville, N.Y. Central High School. She worked at Pennsylvania Electric Corp. for a short time and then Claverack Rural Electric Corp. for many years before moving to Florida in 1982.  Carolyn is survived by her husband Raymond Browder; son Jimmie Swingle (wife Nydia) of New Hampshire; son Randy Swingle of New Hampshire; step children R.J. Browder (wife Stephanie); step daughter Kelly of Florida; sister Peggy Horning of Towanda; half sister Wendy Higgins of California; grandchildren, nephews and nieces; and her best friend Joan Dixon.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Melvin Trine on Jan. 19, 1996 and Jerry Trine on July 29, 2012.  Funeral services were held at the Faith Lutheran Church in North Palm Beach, Fla. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2012 with the Rev. Dan McPherson officiating.   Towanda Daily Review – September 11, 2012  


TYLER Nancy M. Crisman

age 74, of 392 Woodland Way, Tunkhannock (Eaton Hills), died suddenly on Wednesday evening, Sept. 5, 2012 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.  Nancy was born on March 4, 1938 in Meshoppen, the daughter of the late Ralph and Evelyn Purdy Tyler. Growing up near Meshoppen she was a graduate of the Meshoppen High School class of 1956. Nancy was employed at Penns Best in Meshoppen retiring in 1996 as their comptroller in the accounting department after working there for 16 years. Nancy was a member of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church and the Retta United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Retta Birthday Club.  Nancy is survived by her husband, Paul E. Crisman, whom she married on Sept. 15, 1956; her daughter Tammy Perry of Tunkhannock; her twin daughters Teresa Hennessy of S. Waverly and Lisa Tesluk of Tunkhannock; her grandsons Paul Tesluk and Michael J. Tesluk, both of Tunkhannock, Adam Hennessy of S. Waverly and Ryan Perry of Tunkhannock; brothers Richard Tyler of North Carolina and Charlie Tyler of Wyalusing; sister's in law Nancy Tyler of Meshoppen, Elaine Fuller and her husband William of Vestal, N.Y. and Mary Jane Crisman of Randor; as well as many nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Isabelle Condor and her brothers Carlton Tyler, Lester Tyler, Levi Tyler, and Cyrus Tyler.  Funeral services will be held on at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, with Rev. Tom Mott of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2012 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the Retta United Methodist Church, RD 5 Box 36, Montrose, PA 18801 or to the Tunkhannock Ambulance Association, 195 Bridge St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

Towanda Daily Review – September 7, 2012 


VanALSTINE Bernard L. "Bernie" VanAlstine

91 years of County Road 16, Beaver Dams, NY, died Friday, September 7, 2012, at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie M. VanAlstine; one son, Leon VanAlstine of Mocksville, NC; two daughters, Jessie (Dan) Ayers of Beaver Dams, NY, Judy Heichel of Montour Falls, NY; daughter-in-law, MaryAnn VanAlstine, Penn Yan, NY, sister-in-law, Barbara VanAlstine of Watkins Glen, NY; 7 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 17 step-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild, also several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bernie was predeceased by his son, George VanAlstine; brothers, Martin, Harvey, Gerald; and sister, Beatrice Castellana. Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. at Bradford Baptist Church, 7223 County Road 17, Bradford, NY. A funeral service will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the family plot in Oldfield Cemetery, Hornby, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to the Alzheimer's Association -Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620 or to the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department, 1465 South St., Beaver Dams, NY 14812.    Star Gazette – September 10, 2012  


WATERMAN Anna May Anderson

72, of Easton, PA, died on Thursday night, Sept. 6, 2012 in St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA after an illness.  Born in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Evelyn Waterman and attended Tunkhannock schools.  On June 8, 1957, she was married to Nelson Cairl Anderson in the Eaton Baptist Church. They became the parents of three children, Elizabeth (Beth), Nelson C., Jr. and Gerald Nelson Anderson.  Surviving are her husband, Nelson C. Anderson; a daughter, Elizabeth Bellamore of Saylorsburg; grandson, George (Geoy) Bellamore; a sister, Mary LaFrance of New York; a stepbrother, George Wilmarth of Laceyville; a number of sistersin law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Waterman and Frank and Evelyn Wilmarth and her two sons, Nelson C. and Gerald Nelson.  The funeral will be on Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Faith Community Church on Freemansburg Avenue in Easton at 11 a.m. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.  Ruppel’s Funeral Service of Phillipsburg, NJ is in charge of the funeral arrangements.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – September 13, 2012 



Age 65 of 29 Retirement Drive Horseheads, NY died very unexpectedly at home on Monday September 10, 2012. Chuck was born August 2, 1947 in Syracuse, NY the son of the late William Charles and Johanna Bacchus Wemple. He was also pre-deceased by his brother Jim Wemple. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Navy. He was a forklift operator for American LaFrance for many years and was a security officer for Elmira College. Chuck married his wife Connie Moore Wemple on July 17, 1971 and they would have celebrated their 41st Wedding Anniversary on July 17, 2012. He loved collecting baseball cards and was an avid NASCAR fan. Chuck is survived by his loving and devoted wife Connie Moore Wemple; son and daughter-in-law: Charles & Heather Wemple of Horseheads, NY; daughters and son-in-law: Susan & Joseph Parisi of Dolgeville, NY and Rebecca Wemple stationed with The U.S. Army in Fort Benning, GA; grandchildren: Katie, Matthew, Landon, Tammy, and Marissa. Friends are invited to call at The Family Home 29 Retirement Drive Horseheads, NY on Sunday September 16, 2012 beginning at 12 Noon. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.  Star Gazette – September 13, 2012  



Age 64, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Kathleen was born on February 12, 1948 in Elmira to the late Fran and George Westervelt. She is survived by daughter, Jennifer Condon-May and husband, Jimmy May; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Brad and Barbara Mary Condon; stepchildren, James T. Garczynski, David C. Garczynski, Kelly Ann Torgerson and Michael Garczynski; grandchildren, Devynn May, Michael Brad Condon, Maxine Torgerson, Cathleen, Symatha and Thomas Garczynski; brothers, George Westervelt and James Westervelt; sisters, Vivian Holland and Marie Westervelt. She was predeceased by her husband, James T. Garczynski. Kathleen took great pride in helping with the nursery program at the Westside United Methodist Church. Through the course of her life she also correlated the telethons for United Cerebral Palsy and enjoyed traveling with her friends in her bowling league. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, September 13, from 4-6 p.m. with funeral services at the conclusion of calling hours. Rev. Marie Wilkins will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Flowers are welcome or those wishing may make memorials to the American Heart and Lung Association , P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220    Star Gazette – September 11, 2012 


WINSMAN Aleda Winsman Carlson

94, of formally of Elmira, New York, died on September 7, 2012 at the Hospicare residence in Ithaca. Born in Gloversville, New York, Aleda was the daughter of the late Christopher and Mildred Winsman. She graduated from Gloversville High School in 1936 and immediately went to work at Woolworth's candy counter where she met her future husband, Edward. Aleda had many talents including playing the piano and singing for many years in the Bethany Lutheran Church Choir. She was an excellent seamstress and especially enjoyed doing needlework. Her family members are the happy recipients of her work. She volunteered for many years as her daughters' Girl Scout leader and later became a field director for the Seven Lakes Council of the Girl Scouts of America, retiring in 1980. Aleda is survived by her children, Gary (Rita) Carlson of Ithaca, Phyllis (Bill) Williams of Cortland, and Jo Ann (Robert) Bennett of Telford, PA; nine grandchildren, Michelle (Jon) Goldberg, Jacki (Jeff) Boulter, Jen (Paul) Mutolo, Mark Carlson, Seth (Helen) Williams, Chris (Jen) Williams, Scott Williams, Jessica (Gilbert) Alderete, and Nicole Bennett; and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Edward in 1975, her brother Richard Winsman and her grandson Robert C. Bennett. A Memorial Service will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut Street, Elmira, New York on September 15th at 11:00 a.m. Please join the family for lunch following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Aleda to Bethany Lutheran Church or to Hospicare, 172 E. King Road, Ithaca, NY, 14850. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette– September 13, 2012    


WITUCKI Kathy G. Tillotson

age 52, of Covington, PA died Friday, September 7, 2012 at her son's home in Campbell, NY. Kathy was born March 30, 1960 in Blossburg, PA a daughter of Joseph Witucki and Janet (Carew) Jenkins and step-father, Van Jenkins of Delaware. She was employed as a Security Guard for Victory Security. Kathy enjoyed camping, fishing, and loved riding her yellow "tweetie" 4 wheeler. Kathy is survived by a son, "B.J." (Babi) Tillotson of Campbell, NY; daughter, Dixie Tillotson of Covington, PA; her fiance', Bob Hurlburt, step-son, Bobby Hurlburt of Troy, PA; step-daughter, Sheila Montgomery of Williamsport, PA; 2 grandchildren, Wesley Guillaume and Austin Tillotson; 7 step-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Joseph (Jeanette) Witucki of Morris Run, PA, Danny Witucki of Frackville, PA, Tony (Melissa) Jenkins of Covington, PA; 3 sisters, Colleen (Sheldon) Rollinson of Wellsboro, PA, Roxanne Barnes of Covington, PA, April Jenkins of Delaware; 1 aunt, Phyllis Pequignot of Canton, PA; numerous nieces and nephews; a special niece, Connie Hunt of Cortland, NY. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at the North Union (Disciples) Christian Church, 15520 Rt. 414 W., Canton, PA. A memorial service will follow at 10:00 A.M. at the church with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to B.J. Tillotson, 5040 McNutt Run Rd., Campbell, NY 14821. There will be a celebration of her life after the services at B.J.'s in Campbell, NY. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Star Gazette – September 10, 2012  





? Margaret SYKORA

of Millerton, PA:  1922 - 2012 We got no choice. If we love, we grieve. She will live in our hearts forever. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – August 29, 2012   


? Doris K. WALTERS 

Age 82, of Shappee St., Horseheads, died at home Sept. 4, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, William and son, Bruce. Survivors include her sons and daughter, David Walters of Elmira, John (Kelly) Walters of Horseheads, Lynn Rafferty of Beckley, WV; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Doris was retired from Westinghouse and IST. Her services with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads will take place privately.   Star Gazette – September 7, 2012 

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