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ALAMO Antoinette M. Bird

99, of Waverly died Thursday September 20, 2012.  Born June 28, 1913 in South Waverly Pa. the daughter of the late Lena and Carmen Ursida, and loving wife of the late Frank Alamo. She was also predeceased by her daughter Joanne Alamo and her sister Josephine Bickford.  Antoinette was a lifelong resident of the Valley. She worked for many years in the silk mills and for the Blue Swan Lingerie Company in Sayre. Antoinette was especially happy spending time with her family. She loved tending to her rose garden, and working around her home. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Church.  Surviving Antoinette are her son Francis Alamo, Waverly, her four grandchildren; Michael, Michelle, and Mark Alamo and Craig Regela, and her great grandson Joshua Alamo. She is also survived by her sisters, Lucy Bagalini, and Rose Alexander both of Sayre, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.   Family and friends are invited to call Monday September 24 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly N.Y. A funeral service with father Bill Moorby will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Saint James Cemetery. Those wishing may direct memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Association in Antoinette’s name.    Sayre Morning Times – September 22, 2012  


ANTHENIEN Diane G. Evans

72, of Canton, PA and formerly of San Jose, CA died at home while surrounded by her family on Friday morning, September 7, 2012.  Born on December 14, 1939 in San Jose, Diane was the only child of the late August and Dorothy (McDade) Anthenien. After James Lick High School, she graduated from San Jose City College. Diane worked for many years as a secretary for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County. After retiring in 2005, she moved to Canton to be near her family. Diane was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed attending Canton’s St. Michael’s Church and St. Julie’s Church in San Jose.  Diane loved all animals, especially dogs. She also enjoyed growing houseplants and flowers, reading and word search books.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Errol and Becky (Hipple) Evans; two grandchildren, Jennifer N. Mills of San Jose, CA and Heather L. Evans of Fairfield, CA and her devoted canine friend and companion, Brandi.  She was predeceased by her son’s father, Kenneth L. Evans in 1997.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a donation to her family to help with Diane’s final expenses; Errol Evans, 37 W. South Ave. Canton, PA 17724.  Canton Independent Sentinel – September 15, 2012 


BONNING Caroline I. (Bonning) Hendershott 

Age 94 died peacefully on Saturday September 22, 2012. She was predeceased by her father William C. Bonning of Athens, PA, her mother and stepfather, Edith and Howard Hildebrant of Riverside, CA, and her sisters Dorothy Thayer, Florence Bonning, and Teresa Bonning. Caroline is survived by son and daughter-in-law Robert and Shirley Hendershott, Elmira; son and daughter-in-law Scott and Karen Hendershott, Greene, NY. Also surviving are grandsons, Bobby Joe Kelly, Timothy Kelly, Garrett Hendershott, Kurt Hendershott and two great granddaughters and a great grandson. Caroline was close to her nieces, Donna and Katie, and nephews Dennis and Jim, all of Riverside, CA. Caroline was born in Athens, PA and spent her life in Chemung County, NY. During World War II Caroline worked at the defense plant in Elmira Heights. She then went on to a career in sales and interior design. She was employed for many years at Kobacker Furniture store in Elmira and Edgcombs Ethan Allen Carriage House in Elmira and Horseheads. She helped to design and furnish the interior of many homes in the Southern Tier. She was a longtime volunteer at Catholic Charities and Salvation Army. She especially enjoyed shopping, sewing and a good margarita. Caroline was blessed with the companionship of special friend Eleanor Covey. She and her family appreciated the wonderful aides from AIM and Family Services who helped her in so many ways; especially Connie and Judy. At Caroline's request there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service is planned for October 10, 2012 from 4pm - 5 pm at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Memorial contribution may be sent to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton MA 01061-0515, Star Gazette – September 24, 2012   


BOSWELL Sandra Nicole Boswell

23, of Manassas, Va., died on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2012.  Born April 4, 1989, she was the daughter of Gary and Dolly (Schriner) Boswell.  She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Dolly and Glenn Thomason; father, Gary Boswell; brothers, Ryan Boswell, Michael Thomason; grandmother, Joyce (Dick) English of Wellsboro; grandfather, Delmore Schriner Sr. of Erie; several aunts, uncles and cousins who live in the Wellsboro area.  Visitation will be on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manassas, Va. Funeral services are at the funeral home at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.    Wellsboro Gazette – September 21, 2012   


BUTLER Clarabell Hayden

died at her home after an extended illness surrounded by her loving family.  Clara moved to Waverly in 1964. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards and BINGO, jigsaw puzzles, and planting flowers. She worked at the former Keystone Inn Restaurant in South Waverly for many years until she retired in 1991.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donald "Peaches" Hayden, her brothers Leon Butler, Richard Butler, and sister Delphine Merrone all of Horseheads, N.Y.  She is survived by her children: Douglas (Juanita) Butler of Orlando Fla., Linda (Douglas) Kreh of Jacksonville N.C., Donna (Douglas) Wood of Waverly, N.Y., and Michele (Paul) Wood of Waverly, N.Y.; her grandchildren: Stephanie Wheeler, Thomas (Heather) Kreh, Rebecca (Chris) Zeigler, Travis (Laurie) Ennis, Heather (Ryan) Rose, Michael (Miranda) Wood, Tanya Wood, Brittany Wood, and Paul Wood, Jr.; and 20 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister Norma (Al) Curren, and brothers Arthur Butler, and Albert Butler, all of Horseheads, N.Y., and many nieces and nephews.  Private services will be held at Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, New York. With concern for a greener funeral the family is suggesting memorials to Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, New York 13905.  Funeral arrangements are by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Sayre Morning Times – September 21, 2012  


CARPENTER Marque Lon Carpenter

53, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at home following an extended illness. He was born on July 28, 1959, in Little Falls, New York, the son of Ralph and Andrea (Papaleo) Carpenter. Marque served in the US Air Force as a Military and Civilian Paramedic/Crash Rescue Firefighter for almost 20 years.  He loved hockey and drum corps and enjoyed doing family genealogies. He is predeceased by his father Ralph (Bubby) Carpenter, grandparents Clarence and Alma Marshall Carpenter, and James and Grace (Chamberlain) Papaleo.  Marque is survived by his wife of 16 years Anne Marie (Hibbs); children Juliette, Jessica, Kaitlin, Keilen, and Kylan; brother Steve (and wife Linda) Carpenter; sister Monique Carpenter; nieces Tiffany and Katlyn Kovacs, Brittany and Elicia Voortman, Lindsay Hibbs, and Liia Carpenter; and nephews Christian Kovacs,  Austin and Cameron Hibbs, and Shane Carpenter.  A private memorial service will be held at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa. A memorial service open to all will be held at the Waverly Inn, 202 Chemung Street, Waverly, New York on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 6 p.m.  In lieu of flowers please, memorial donations may be made in Marque’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Sayre Morning Times – September 20, 2012  


CLARK Jane Evelyn Swanson (1922 - 2012)

"Everybody Loves Jane"

Jane Evelyn Swanson (Clark) joined her late husband, Elmira Dentist Clifford W. (Kip), on July 10, 2012. After 50 years at 917 W. Water (also the dental office location), she lived in Albany for two years, then Fort Myers Beach, FL, where she became an enthusiastic shell collector. She had been living in Hilton, NY since Sept. 2011.  Jane was crowned "Miss Romulus" in 1940! She then worked in D.C. and while taking the train home to Romulus one weekend, she caught the eye of an outgoing dental student boarding the train in Philly on his way back to Elmira for a visit. He says it was love at first sight and made a date to meet going back on the Sunday train. It was written in the stars: Jane was born 11-2-22, Clifford on 2-22-22. Everyone who knew them understood it was their differences that made them a perfect pair; he the comedian, she the nurturing and loyal audience.   She is survived by 5 children: Ingrid (Tom) Tarantelli, Stephanie Sharpe, Eric (Faith), Mark, and Kurt (Dave). All live in the Albany area, Rochester area, and/or Fort Myers; 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Her brother Fred lives in Cayuga with wife Doris. Her sister and brother-in-law (Marjorie and Gene Paquin) both predeceased her within 8 months. Her parents Ida (Conkling) and (George) Earl Clark lived a long and happy life in Romulus.    Star Gazette – September 15, 2012  


CLATE Mary Jacqueline "Jackie" June

Elmira: Age 74, died on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at her home. Jackie was born January 22, 1938 in Elmira, the daughter of Pasquale "Bosco" and Anna (Fierro) Clate. She is predeceased by her brothers, Joseph and Anthony Clate, sister-in-law Marie Motter Clate, nephew James Joseph Clate and niece Jeannine Clate. Jackie is survived by nieces and nephews, Michele Clate, Annamarie Clate, Josette Yakobitis, Anthony Clate, Tonia Bilbee, Marco Jo Clate, Joseph Clate; sister-in-law Andra Russell; along with many great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. Jackie was a nurse working at Binghamton State Hospital and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore before accepting a position with the Panama Canal Co. in 1966. While in the Panama Canal Zone Jackie was very involved with the community, giving her time with the Girl Scouts and traveling with medical teams to remote villages. She loved her time spent there traveling extensively to Central and South America. Wanting to be closer to her family Jackie moved back to Elmira and accepted a position as Director of Staff Development at Chemung County Nursing Facility, retiring in 1997. Dare to Dream! In following Jackie's wishes private services will be held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.    Star Gazette – September 24, 2012    


CLAXTON Charmaine Claxton Twist

82, of Delray Beach, Fla., and formerly of Waverly, N.Y., died after a brief illness on September 15, 2012.  Charmaine was born on April 27, 1930 in Corning, N.Y., daughter of the late Howard and Gladys Marie (nee Pace) Claxton.  She was an avid golfer, an occasional snow skier and enjoyed swimming, fishing and water skiing at Keuka Lake. She regularly completed the daily NY Times crossword puzzle.  She lived in Waverly from 1972 until her move to Delray Beach in 2008.  Mrs. Twist is predeceased by her husband Robert J. Twist, Sr. in 1986.  She is survived by her daughter, Charmaine T. Hogan (Mark) of Gordonsville, Va.; sons, Robert J. Twist, Jr. (Barbara) of Lexington, Ky., Brian H. Twist (Sara) of Boca Raton, Fla., and Steven G. Twist (Janelle) of Chandler,  Ariz.; grandchildren: Timothy R. Hogan (Susan), Katharine C. Hogan, Katherine E. Twist (Christopher Simmons), Patrick R. Twist, Gregory T. Twist, Alexander J. Twist, Casey E. Twist, Colin J. Twist, Ashlan P. Twist, and by her great-grandchild Jaden M. Hogan.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Charmaine's life will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012, 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, New York. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, New York. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. James Catholic Church 503 Clark Street, Waverly, New York, 14892 or to one's favorite charity.  Sayre Morning Times – September 20, 2012 


COLEGROVE James Edward Colegrove

57, of Orwell Township, Pa., died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  James was born April 25, 1955 in Troupsburg, N.Y., the son of the late Stanley Wayne Colegrove and Audrey E. Thomson Colegrove. He was a graduate of Troupsburg Central School class of 1973 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Air Force.  James was employed by Graphic Masters in Williamsport, Pa., for a number of years and worked as a graphics printer for most of his life. He grew up on a farm and possessed the gift to be able to fix almost anything. He loved the outdoors, all animals especially wolves and through his Native American spirituality being in tune with nature. James enjoyed woodworking, building projects, motor sports, NASCAR and professional wrestling. He will be fondly remembered for his willingness to help others and for his giving spirit.  Surviving are his sister and brother-in-law Joan and Alan Gelatt of Ovid, N.Y.; nephews Lieutenant William S. Gelatt who is stationed in Guam, Lance Corporal David Gelatt and Lance Corporal Matthew Gelatt who are both stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C.; maternal aunt Crystal Dodge of Alfred Station, N.Y.; cousins Craig, Brian and Kevin Dodge and Steven Colegrove; close friends of many years, Lesley and Jean.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, 305 Second St., Towanda, Pa., with Mr. Doug Stearns officiating. Interment will be private.   Towanda Daily Review – September 24, 2012  


COLTON Niles "Nick" Colton.

On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, Canton resident Niles Nicholas Colton died quietly at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 68 years of age. Born on May 11, 1944 at his family's farm in Granville Township, he was the son of Wilber and Carmella (Monte) Colton. Nick began his formal education in a one room school house in Granville Township where his teacher, Mrs. Huff, helped him to overcome a speech impediment, and encouraged him to achieve things beyond his imagination. All his life Nick had a knack for dreaming big dreams, working them out on paper and often making them come true. Throughout his teen years he worked at the Canton Diner and had a thriving lawn service business. He also was an avid hunter and would get up early each day to hunt before school. As a young boy, Nick developed a passion for tap dancing and learned the art at Betty LaVerne's dance studio in Canton. Later, while attending Canton High School Nick was offered the opportunity to tour the U.S. with the Jose Lamone Dance Company. He declined in favor of graduating with his class in 1963. The following year Nick enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hawaii where he often entertained at the Officers' Club. He also worked at the PX where he met a young civilian girl named JoAnn Rattie. The two fell in love under the beautiful tropic skies and were married on Nov. 9, 1968. Together they raised two sons and a daughter, and would have celebrated 44 years together. Nick attended Corning Community College, later transferring to Marshal University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management.  Back in civilian life, Nick worked as a restaurant manager and trouble shooter with various restaurant chains, which meant relocating his young family every so often. The Coltons lived in West Virginia, Michigan and Pennsylvania, where he also worked for the Martha Lloyd School and managed a group home. Nick was known for his keen sense of humor as well as his generosity. He was a very caring person, always ready to share. As a devoted father, grandfather and husband, Nick's life was totally immersed in his family.  Nick is survived by his wife JoAnn, at home; sons Mark Vincent ( Bobbe) Colton of Troy, and Joseph Colton of Canton; daughter Teresa (Eric) Nelson of Huntington, W.Va., brothers Samuel Colton of Williamsport, Mack (Nancy) Colton of West Virginia, Daniel (Debbie) Colton of Roaring Branch, James (Brenda) Colton of Granville Center; sister Roxann (Richard) Margeson of Horseheads, N.Y.; great aunts Kathryn Monte and Paula Monte Chapman, both of Elmira; grandchildren Alexis, Stephanie, Brittany, Kassidy Carmella, Nick, Nicholas Stein, Emma, Julia, and Mark Vincent II (Vinnie); and "adopted" grandchildren Chiara, Michael, Nicholas Oxander and Layth and Jordan Douglas. He was preceded in death by parents Wilber and Carmella Colton.  Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, followed by recitation of the Rosary at 8 p.m. Transferal prayers will be offered at the funeral home Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Church on North Washington Street, Canton, with Fr. Michael McCormac as principal celebrant. Interment will be private. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that contributions be directed to St. Michael's Church, 24 N. Washington St., Canton, PA, 17724.   Towanda Daily Review – September 17, 2012  



Age 65 of Elmira, NY. He was born June 2, 1947 in Elmira, son of the late John and Edith (Vandermark) Coolbaugh and died Monday, September 17, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness with cancer. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Jeanette and brother Theodore. Delbert is survived by his loving wife Ellen; children Anthony Coolbaugh, Thomas (Eileen) Coolbaugh, Connie (Brian) Bixby, Mary (Brian) Magee and Donald (Molly) Brill; 13 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brothers and sisters John, Jr., Arthur, Marian, Carol, Nancy, Marjorie, Steven, Rita, Jonna and Darrell along with several nieces and nephews. Delbert retired from Tops Supermarkets with over 30 years as a meat cutter. He enjoyed working in his yard. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, September 21st from 5 to 7 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. Rev. Donald Knapp will officiate. Flowers are acceptable. Those wishing may remember Delbert through donations to CareFirst (Southern Tier Hospice), 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY.     Star Gazette – September 19, 2012   


CRANDALL Sharon L. (Crandall) Ferrantino

72, of Albany GA, formerly of Canton, died peacefully on September 13, 2012 with her family by her side.  Sharon loved reading, crossword puzzles, and her cats and was a loving mother.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Douglas and Tess Pascucci of Las Vegas NV; a son, Patrick P. Pascucci of Austin, TX; a daughter and son-in-law Nicola and Michael Arnoux of Tampa FL; two granddaughters, Blair C. Massengill of Orlando, FL; Alicia B. Pascucci of Albany GA; and a sister Beverly Woodrow of Towanda PA.    Canton Independent Sentinel – September 22, 2012   


DeMEMBER Robert L.

Age 71, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, after a brief illness. Robert was born March 21, 1941 in Elmira, son of the late William and Daphene Hunt DeMember. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Marian Coolbaugh DeMember; daughter, April & Delanta Bridges of Hampton, VA; Sons, David & Melinda DeMember of Boise, Idaho and Robert & Catherine DeMember of Elmira, NY; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; brother, William DeMember Jr., sister, Donna Rone and his dear aunt Zelda "Larry" Hoyt all of Elmira. Robert served his country in the U.S. Army. After the Army, Robert attended Southern Methodist University. In his later years he owned and operated Five Points Jewelers in Jacksonville, FL. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia. Robert is now with his Lord and he will be greatly missed by his loving family. In honoring his wishes, services will be held privately. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – September 15, 2012  


DEWING Robert E. Dewing 

It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, part of us went with you, the day God called you home... 86, of Warren Center, died on Monday evening, Sept. 17, 2012. Bob is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Martha Abell Dewing; his children: Ronald (Georgie) Dewing, Rodney (Susan) Dewing, Donald (Teleka) Dewing, Barbara (Jim) Pavlik, Ann (Bob) Elliott and Dale (Joan) Dewing; a brother and sister-in-law Russell and Ruth Dewing, Sr; sister Carol Darling; sister-in-law: Grace Dewing, sister-in-law Mary Dewing; grandchildren Ellen (David) Altland, Beth Dewing, Patricia Dewing, Randy (Joy) Dewing, Brett Dewing, Micah (Michelle) Dewing, Adam (Jennifer) Dewing, Benjamin (Ashley) Dewing, Andrew ( Tiffany) Pavlik, Erin (Corey) Hagerman, Stephen Pavlik, Michael (Tara) Elliott, Amy Elliot, Stacy Elliot, Nicolas, Megan, Kylie and Lydia Dewing; great grandchildren Chase, Jonah, Hope, Mason, JessieLee, Maacah, Grace, Isaac, Malachi, Nathaniel, Damaris, Caleb, Tavaris, Gypsee and Karmann; and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Bob was predeceased by his brothers Paul and Max Dewing, and a sister Betty (Norman) Darling.  Bob was born on Sept. 19, 1925 in Warren Township, a son of the late George Albert and Gladys Dewing. He was a graduate of Warren Center School and attended Vestal High School. On Oct. 9, 1947, he married Martha Abell and together they celebrated nearly sixty-five years of marriage. For many years, Bob was employed in sales for Newing Equipment in Vestal and Endicott. He was a member of the Community Bible Church in Little Meadows, served as Scout Master for the Boy Scout Troop 77, enjoyed watching the Yankees.  His greatest pleasure was being surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main Street, Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Bob's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Community Bible Church, Little Meadows with his son, Rev. Donald Dewing and Pastor Dale Anscheutz, officiating.   Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Midwest Indian Missions, PO Box 187, Crandon, WI 54520.  Towanda Daily Review – September 20, 2012  


ELLIS Alga A. Ellis

95, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Wednesday evening, September 12, 2012 at the ElderWood Health Care Facility, where she has resided for the last several years.  Alga was born on February 23, 1917 in Litchfield, Pa., one of 10 children to Lillian and James Ellis. A kind and loving person, Alga assisted in the care of others, enjoyed spending time with her farm animals and once had a cow named Augusta.  Alga was predeceased by her parents, Lillian and James Ellis, her companion of many years Harvey R. Burgess, his children Raymond Burgess, Rodney Burgess, her siblings, Edward, Stanley, Carl, Wilson, Nick, George, Hilda, Norma and Bertha. Alga is survived by Harvey’s children Robert Burgess, Gerald Burgess, Barbara (Gene) Rockwell, Blanche (Francis) McIntire, Eugene (Nancy Barton) Burgess, Martha (John) Meek, Phillip (Sharon) Burgess, Alice Crossett, Donald Burgess, LeRoy (Terrie) Burgess and their families, several nieces and nephews also survive.  A period of visitation and time of sharing will be held on Monday, September 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Richard Vanderpoel, officiating. Interment will be in the Nichols Cemetery. Sayre Morning Times – September 14, 2012    


ELLIS George Ellis

68, of Wellsboro, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, after an extended illness.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 11, 2012  


ENGLE Ina M. Wenck

80, of 502 Bridge St., Towanda, died surrounded by her loving family and went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 16, 2012.  Ina was born on Oct. 21, 1931. She was the daughter of late John and Thea Engle of Tunkhannock, and the wife of the late John T. Wenck of Towanda.  She was a graduate of the Towanda Area High School and Tunkhannock Area High School class of 1949.  Ina was a licensed cosmetologist and a State Board examiner for cosmetology for the State of Pennsylvania. Ina also was involved in research and development for Redkin Cosmetology Products. Ina was the owner/operator of Ina Wenck's Beauty Salon located in Towanda for 17 years. She was also the founder of the donated haircuts for St. Jude's and spent many years volunteering her time for the VFW and the Elks Club. She was also the co-owner of John T. Wenck's Wholesale located in Towanda. Ina was a member of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. Ina's hobbies included gardening, reading, music, reupholstering and refinishing furniture, hunting and fishing and spending time with all of her family.  Ina was preceded in death by her parents John and Thea Engle, Her brother John Henry Engle, her husband Ted Wenck, a grandson Gary May, and her sister Jean Walborn.  Ina is survived by her three children, Sharon I. VanDerKarr of Englewood, Fla., Edmund (Butch) Wenck of Prescott Valley, Ariz. and Marianne J. Wenck of Towanda; her beloved grandchildren, Melody D. Histed of Englewood, Fla., Ted VanDerKarr of Hazelton, Brian McLinko of Towanda, Scott McLinko of Towanda, Dana Evans of Towanda, Cory McLinko of Towanda, Daniel Wenck Brown of Towanda, Rane Wenck Soltis of Waverly, N.Y. and Danelle Wenck of Waverly, N.Y.; great grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Ina leaves behind a special friend Jean Driesbaugh and many other special friends.   In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to: Guthrie Hospice 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA, 18848-8327 and The American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.   Towanda Daily Review – September 18, 2012   


FISHER Gladys F. Martin

93, of Galeton, PA, died Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. Born May 29, 1919, in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of the late Claude E. and Nina C. (Tuttle) Fisher. On June 6, 1942, in Knoxville, PA, she married the late William J. Martin who preceded her in death in 1993. Gladys and Bill, along with his brother, Bob, and sister-in-law, Inez, co-owned Martin's General Store in Galeton from 1946 to 1983. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galeton and enjoyed sewing, reading, traveling and attending many Penn State football games with her husband. Surviving are daughters, Janice A. (William) Pinney, Galeton, Marilyn M. Starry, York, PA and Nancy L. (Roger) Hurt, Coudersport, PA; six grandchildren, Leigh (Trent) Brooks, Lynne (Thomas) Hurd, Chad (Amy) Bender, Jennifer (Arthur) Smith Benjamin Boscia and Theodore (Amy) Boscia; six step-grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 14 step-great grandchildren; and two nieces and a nephew. In addition to her parents and husband, Gladys was predeceased by two brothers and a son-in-law, Dean Starry. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galeton on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:00 am. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , the Galeton Public Library, or the Galeton Little League Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton.   Star Gazette – September 20, 2012  


FOSTER Suzanne “Sue” BOWEN

67, of Galeton, PA, died Thursday, September 20, 2012 in her home.  Born September 19, 1945, in Trenton, NJ, she was the daughter of Walter “Mike” and Mary V. Shinn Foster. On November 14, 1975, in Galeton, she married George A. Bowen, Jr., who survives.  Sue was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She served on the Pike Township Board of Election for 36 years.  Surviving besides her husband, George, are: two sons, Vincent G. (Kristie) Bowen of Galeton and Jon M. (Shanna) Bowen of Wilkes-Barre, PA; five grandchildren; two brothers, Edwin (Dorothy) Foster of Slippery Rock, PA and James (Beth) Foster of Kinzua, PA; and nieces and nephews.   Friends may call Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the West Pike Baptist Church, where Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2:00 PM. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915 or the Goodyear Hose Co., Galeton, PA 16922.   Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – September 21, 2012  


FREDERICK Richard L. Frederick

HECTOR: 64, of Hector, NY, died September 15, 2012. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Tuesday (Sept. 18th) at 1:00pm at the Hector Presbyterian Church, Rte. 414, Hector, NY; followed by interment with military honors at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Dick was born on June 1, 1948 in Ridgway, PA, the son of the late John and Alma (Yonkie) Frederick. He was also predeceased by three sisters, Shirley Rhines, Marion Salvatore, and Alice Lang, a brother, Clarence Frederick, and step-son, Jimmy Mosier. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 17 years, Cathy (Mosier) Frederick. They were married in St. Marys, PA on September 29, 1995. He is also survived by his son, Darren (Teresa) Frederick of Clarion, PA; step-son, Robert (Olivia) Mosier of Kersey, PA; step-daughter, Dawn (Bob) Mitchell of Ridgway, PA; sisters, Hazel Taylor of Austin, PA, Esther Lentz of Montour Falls, NY, Grace Williams, Emporium, PA, Kathryn Kline, Kersey, PA, Doris (Ray) Haag of Punxsutawney, PA, Marge (Jack) Rhines, DuBois, PA; 15 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Dick lived in the Ridgway and Kersey area until he moved to Hector in 1999. He worked as a mechanic, truck driver and equipment operator for Doyle Vineyard Management in Hammondsport. He loved hunting, fishing and racing. Dick served in the US Army on the DMZ in Korea during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a Class A member of the American Legion Fox Post 511 of Dagus Mines, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Valois-Logan-Hector Fire Dept. or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.      Star Gazette – September 17, 2012    


FRISBIE Aaron F. Sr.  "Fuzzy"

Age 62, of Wellsburg, NY, died on Monday, September 17, 2012, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born on November 12, 1949 in Elmira, NY to the late Benton and Gertrude (Sears) Frisbie Sr. Aaron was predeceased by sister, Betty Frisbie. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Donna (Kinner) Frisbie; son, Aaron (Phuoc) Frisbie Jr.; daughter, Karen (Joseph) Smith; brothers, Benton (Karen) Frisbie Jr. and Frank (Linda) Frisbie Sr.; sisters, Mary Whitesell and Bertha Merritt; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews; close friends, Virgil and Penny Murray and faithful companion "Princess". Aaron was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be missed dearly. It was Aaron's wish that no services be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Donna Frisbie, 450 Rogers Road, Wellsburg, NY 14894 to help with Aaron's funeral expenses. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – September 19, 2012  


GORZYCKI Timothy Lewis

August 10, 1956 - September 17, 2012

age 56, of Reston, VA, died Sept. 17th at Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center in Arlington, VA. Tim had bravely been battling colon cancer for the past 2 years. Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Donna Jean Hand Gorzycki and Lewis Irwin Gorzycki of Osceola, PA, both in the summer of 2006, also from cancer; also maternal grandparents, Georgia Rice Hand and G. Wendell Hand; and paternal grandparents, Rena and Walter Gorzycki. Tim is survived by his wife, Ellen Vogel of Reston, VA, and their loving black lab, Brandi; his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Tom Riggs and their son Luke, his nephew, of Painted Post, NY; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Tim graduated from Penn State University in 1978. He chose Virginia to start his career as a civil engineer, and worked as one there until about 14 years ago, when he decided to go back to school and get his Law degree. So for the past 12 years, up until his illness, he enjoyed practicing law in Reston, VA. Tim was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to take off for a long weekend on his boat and go fishing or go to his hunting camp. He was also an avid cyclist throughout his adult life. There will be a celebration of Tim's life at the Adams Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden Street, Herndon, VA on Saturday, Sept. 22nd, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. His wife chose this funeral home because Tim loved to ride the bike trail behind it. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Capital Caring Hospice, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042.    Star Gazette – September 20, 2012    


GRANGER Richard R. Sr.

Age 73 of Elmira, NY went to be with the Lord on Wednesday September 19, 2012 surrounded by his loving family at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Neva M. Granger; children, Robert L. (Yvonne) Granger, Debra A. Granger, Dianna M. Granger, Elaine M. (Tom) Kelley, and Richard R. Jr. (Toni) Granger; 24 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and his loving sister, Sharon (Gary) Avery also several nieces, and nephews. Richard retired from Thomas & Betts in Horseheads, NY. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport on Saturday September 22, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Saturday at 5:00 PM. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the National Rifle Association of America 11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030 or the Fassett Baptist Church. Gillett PA, 16925.    Star Gazette – September 21, 2012   


GREEN Walter

Age 80 of Elmira, NY. He was born January 11, 1932 in Harleyville, SC and died Wednesday, September 19, 2012. He was predeceased by his mother Josephine Green Bryant and is survived by his son Kevin (Dawn) Blair; grandchildren Emanuel Payne, Candace Thurston and Trisha Thurston; great grandchildren Zoriah Payne, Darius and Damarius Mitchell all of Elmira; brother James Bryant of Elmira Heights; cousin Roberta Green of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Tuesday, September 25th at 1 pm in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira.   Star Gazette – September 23, 2012  


HADLEY Donald Hadley

67, of Blossburg, Pa., died at home on Sept. 22, 2012.  Born on April 4, 1945, in Blossburg, Donald James was a son of the late James and Bessie (Hall) Hadley. After graduating in 1963 from Blossburg High School, Donnie served our country during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Susan; two sons, Robert (Jennifer) Hadley of Centre Hall, Pa., and Ryan Hadley of Blossburg; a granddaughter, Ella; a sister, Sharon (Robert) Bolt of Mansfield; several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friend, Keith Lindie of Blossburg.  He was predeceased a brother, Dale and his beloved dog, Panda.  Calling hours will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg, followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. with Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Donnie's name may be made to Blossburg's Fire and Ambulance Assoc., P.O. Box 2, Blossburg, PA 16912, for Jaws of Life equipment.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 24, 2012   


HAMILTON Wendy Jane Overton

beloved Daughter, Sister, Mother & Nana died peacefully on September 16, 2012 at the age of 64. She is predeceased by her loving parents, Russell & Betty Hamilton. Wendy was the devoted mother of Jessica Overton of Elmira and Jason (Alexandra) Overton of Buffalo. Wendy was the proud grandmother of Sawyer Nicole Overton. She is also survived by her brothers, RJ (Delphine) Hamilton and David Hamilton as well as several nieces and nephews; including Shannon Russ, Sean Hamilton and Travis Hamilton. Wendy lived life to the fullest and never missed an opportunity to laugh and love with her wonderful friends and family throughout Elmira, her time at Pizza Hut, and the many summers at Lake Bonin. A celebration of her life reception will be held at the Hibernians Center, 701 Kinyon St, from 6-10pm on Thursday, September 20th. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Wendy may do so through memorials to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.   Star Gazette – September 19, 2012   


HARRISON Cathy A. Hartman

of Town and Country Estates in Troy, went to be with her Lord on Sept. 15, 2012.  She is survived by her daughter, Danielle M. Kraus of Oswego, N.Y.; parents Mary Ann and Bob Harrison of Troy and Robert (Jennet) Hartman of Lawrenceville; brother, Steve Hartman of Lindon, Terry R. Hartman of Lawrenceville and Charlene (Dennis) Cady of Sayre; aunts Dretta J. Drugin of Pine City, N.Y., Leona DeHass of Pine City, N.Y. and Julia Horton of Elmira, N.Y.; uncle Donald W. (Jackie) Powers of Elmira, N.Y.; grandchildren Kara and Aiden Kraus of Oswego, N.Y.; and several cousins.  Cathy spent most of her life as a cook and drove tractor trailers. She loved the desert flowers in the spring. She had a gentle heart and loved her family.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Baptist Church in Fassett.   Rest in peace sweetie till we meet again.   Towanda Daily Review – September 21, 2012


HARTMAN Cathy A. Hartman 

Troy, PA: Cathy A. Hartman died on September 15, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Danielle Krause, Oswego; her mother, Mary Ann (Bob) Harrison; her father, Robert E. (Jeanette) Hartman, Lawrenceville, PA; two brothers, Steve E. Hartman, Terry R. (Darlene) Hartman, all of Lawrenceville, PA; one sister, Charlene M. Cady, Waverly, NY; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She had a gentle heart and loved animals. She spent most of her life working as a cook and as a tractor trailer driver. She loved the desert flowers in the summer. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church, Fassett, PA on Saturday September 22nd at 2 p.m.   Star Gazette – September 19, 2012 


HERNANDEZ Sandra Anne (Hernandez) Viehland

During the early morning hours of Saturday, September 8, 2012, Sandra Anne (Hernandez) Viehland of Gillett died quietly at her residence after a courageous battle with a debilitating disease. She was 39 years of age.  Born in El Paso, Texas on August 24th, 1973, she was the only child of Raymond and Gail Faye (Harvey) Hernandez. Her parents being active military personnel, Sandra was accustomed to relocating every few years. In her lifetime she lived just about everywhere from Texas to Hawaii to Colorado to Kansas, and everywhere in between. But she found peace and tranquility in the hills of Bradford County.  Sandra was employed for many years, first as a retail sales clerk, and later as a bank teller. In her free time she enjoyed needlepoint and other hand crafts, for as long as her health would allow her. She loved the great outdoors, and was an ardent proponent for the protection of the North American timber wolf. Of paramount importance was her family. Sandra will always be remembered as being a loving and devoted mother as well as a good companion.  Sandra is survived by her fiancé Eric Faust of Gillett, son Nicholas Motley of Colorado, daughters Krystyne Davis of Oregon, Rebecca Viehland of Illinois and Kani Faust of Gillett, as well as three grandchildren.  In accordance with the family’s wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 94 N. Center Street, Canton.    Canton Independent Sentinel – September 15, 2012   


HERRIMAN Darlyn “Dee” C. Herriman

72, of Waverly, died on Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Elderwood Nursing Facility. The daughter of Forrest and Irene (Clark) Fisher, she was born in Lock Haven, Pa., grew up in Salladasburg, Pa., and was a graduate of the Jersey Shore High School class of 1958. She later married the love of her life, Dale Herriman. Darlyn worked as a Nurse’s Aide at The Futures in Towanda, Pa., offering comfort to those who needed it most.  Darlyn was preceded in death by her parents Forrest and Irene Fisher, and husband William Dale Herriman.  Darlyn is survived by her children: Todd Herriman of Waverly, N.Y., Tammy Herriman of Phoenixville, Pa., Robb Herriman of Lockwood, N.Y., and Natasha Herriman of Waverly, N.Y.; her brother, Clark Fisher of Salladasburg, Pa.; her grandchildren: Samuel Bowman, Kelsea Bowman, Kalie Herriman, Keegan Herriman, Kennedy Herriman; greatgrandson, Landen Bowman and three nieces, Tania Myers, Deanne Shirey, Shara Fisher, one grandniece, four grandnephews and several cousins. A memorial service will be held at the North Waverly Chapel, 40 Rt 34, Waverly, NY on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. with Pastor Edgar L. Manns officiating. A period of visitation will be held the first hour with the service beginning at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be directed to The American Heart Association in loving memory of Darlyn.  “She lovingly nurtured you when you were small and guided you as you grew. Her attitudes, values, hopes, and dreams became a part of you. And though she is gone, her love for you remains, and always will…your mother lives on within your heart- her spirit guides you still.”  Caring services are being provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Athens, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – September 17, 2012    


HESS Norman A. "Hessie" Hess

63 of Blossom Lane, Painted Post, NY, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 22, 2012 at his home. Born February 6, 1949 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of the late Karr and Colleen (Little) Hess. He is survived by his loving wife, Teresa "Terry" Gouker, Painted Post, NY, two daughters; Debbie (Chrissy Barry) Dickerman of Corning, NY, Lindsay Gouker of Painted Post, NY, grandsons; Cody Dickerman and Shane Gouker, brothers; Leroy (Bonna) Hess of Millerton, PA, Gerald (Margie) Hess of Corning, NY and Douglas Hess of PA, best friend, Ted Huntley of Corning, NY and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Norman was predeceased by his sister, Carol Sherwood. Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 4-6 pm at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A memorial service will be held there at 6:00 pm.   Star Gazette – September 25, 2012  


HICKS Rev. William Hicks

88, formerly of Elmira, died 09-02-2012.  Arrangements: McWharf Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – September 5, 2012 


JONES Annie Jones Hogan

87 died from natural causes on August 18, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She was born in Alabama to Virgil and Laura Jones. She earned both a Bachelor and Master of Arts in English from the University of New Mexico.  She was the widow of Lenox Tony Radcliff, and married and divorced to Robert G. Hogan also of Albuquerque. Mr. & Ms. Hogan spent 12 years living in Painted Post, NY with their three children.  Ms. Hogan taught at the University of New Mexico and was an Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York in Corning, NY. She was an Affirmative Action Officer at the college, and instrumental in obtaining a higher level of pay for all women professors. Ms. Hogan was the first woman to teach courses in English composition inside Elmira Reformatory.  She eventually became the Director of Inmate Education through SUNY and the NYS prison system. From 1976 until her retirement she worked as a technical writer and Division Supervisor for Management and Staff Training at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. Ms. Hogan actively sponsored educational and housing opportunities for numerous children throughout the world. She also gave generously to humanist and Christian causes. She traveled all over the world and was known as a terrific cook, hostess and seamstress.  Ms. Hogan is survived by her children and one grandchild, Michael; Patrick (wife Sara); Granddaughter Drew Hogan; and Lisa (husband David ).  A memorial service and reception was held August 28, 2012 in Albuquerque.   Corning Leader – September 15, 2012    


LEARN Steven Brian Learn

58, of Pine Valley Road, Pine Valley, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, September 15, 2012, in Horseheads, NY. He was born in Montour Falls on April 5, 1954. He is the son of Arlene Cope Learn and the late C. Wendell Learn. He is survived by his wife of almost 29 years, Elizabeth J. (Osborne) Learn; his son, Craig Wendell and Craig's fiancée, Lily Goldman. Also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law Mike and Alice, and Doug and Angela, all of Odessa, NY, and by sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Rick Rava of Ridgebury Lake, PA and by sister, Nancy Miranda-Bartolo of Alpine, NY, as well as several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephew. Brian was a long-time member of the Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church. He was formerly employed at the Chemung County Sewer District where he worked for just over 25 years as a Sewage Treatment Plant Operator; Grossman's Lumber in Big Flats, NY and Schuyler County Water Shed. Brian played basketball for Odessa-Montour School District for many years with his good friends Bob Messersmith, John Riley and Bob Gould. He worked on the family dairy farm in Odessa, NY for many years. He bowled on the Thursday Night Men's League at Paramount Lanes for several years. He enjoyed many sports including basketball, golf and fishing. Brian also thoroughly enjoyed watching Craig play sports such as soccer, baseball and swimming. He dearly loved his dogs Samantha and Princess who went everywhere with him. He had many accomplishments including building his own home in Pine Valley with his dad alongside him through all of it. He also helped family members build their homes including the house at Ridgebury Lake for his mom and dad. Brian was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme grade four brain cancer in December 2006, when he had his first surgery, and battled it for six years. Cayuga Medical Center assisted him with this battle and we want to thank Dr. Bael and his staff for all their efforts to keep the cancer from returning. In October, 2011, Brian had his second tumor removed at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. We want to thank Dr. Fenstermaker and his staff for all their help as well. A memorial service celebrating the life of Brian will be held for family and friends on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at 11:00 AM at the Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church, 305 Church Street, Odessa, NY 14869, with Rev. Sheila Price officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church, PO Box 203, Odessa, NY 14869 or Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263. Arrangements are by the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – September 18, 2012   


LEWIS Elmer Fred Lewis

83, of Fruitland Park, Florida, was born January 24, 1929 in Elmira Heights, New York and went home to be with his Lord Monday, September 17, 2012. He moved to Fruitland Park in the late 1990's. He was a Veteran of the US Army. He loved his work as a mechanic at A & P Food Processing and retired from Kraft-General Food, Avon, NY. He was a member of Good News Church, Leesburg. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Marjorie of Leesburg, FL; daughter, Constance Marie (Kurt) Kunze and granddaughter, Nicole Kunze of Williamsport, PA; step daughter, Dawn Marie (Jess) Esposito of Ithaca, NY; step grandsons, Jess Taylor and Craig Nicolas Esposito of Ithaca, NY; sister, June Rodes ; brothers, Donald Lewis, Lawrence Lewis and Richard Lewis; special niece, Annette Swiderski, along with several nieces and nephews and special brother and sister-in-law, Barbara and Norman Shaffer. He was predeceased by his sister, Phyliss. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL   Star Gazette – September 19, 2012   


LYNCH Kathryn "Kathy"

Elmira: Age 53, died at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Sunday, September 23, 2012 after a long battle with kidney disease. Kathy was born in Elmira on October 31, 1958, a daughter of the late Gerald G. Lynch and Marilyn (Heher) Lynch Besley. Kathy is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Lynch, Asheville NC; Regina and Russ Hanson, Bradenton FL; Sylvia and Robert Devitt, Elmira; Susan and Michael Kratochvil, West Milford NJ; Mary Claire Vesneske, Elmira; former brother-in-law Thomas Vesneske, Elmira; aunt Eleanor Heher Flynn, Elmira; uncle John Heher, Trumbull CT. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends in Elmira and Houston TX. Kathy was a graduate of EFA. After high school Kathy moved to Houston where she lived for nearly 30 years. She worked as an administrative assistant for various oil companies in the Houston area. She returned to the Elmira area five years ago to be near family. At her request private family services will be held. Donations in Kathy's memory may be directed to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Dialysis Unit, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY 14905. 



September 20, 2012- Gary W. Magura, 51, of Burdett, NY died peacefully in the early morning hours. Gary was born in Montour Falls, NY on April 18, 1961. Gary graduated from Odessa-Montour High School in 1979 and later went onto college at Alfred State School of Carpentry Science and graduated in 1982. Gary was a Utility Oiler at Borg Warner, Inc. where he worked for many years. Gary was predeceased by his father, Michael Magura in 1986 and mother, June L. Magura in 2012. Gary was an outstanding father, son, brother, brother in law, uncle, nephew, friend, etc. to all who crossed his path. Gary was passionate about his family, hobbies, country and faith. Gary lived his life in total servitude to others. Survivors; daughters, Stephanie Magura of Liverpool, NY and Casie Magura of Watkins Glen, NY; brothers, Timothy Magura of Montour Falls, NY and Michael Magura of Elmira Heights, NY; sister and brother in law, Kathy and Wayne Shaffer of Montour Falls, NY; uncle, Kenny Landry of Watkins Glen, NY; aunts, Liz Landry of Watkins Glen, NY and Sophie Clemens of Montour Falls, NY; nieces, Robin (Kyle) French of Horseheads, NY and Andrea Kupernin of Groton, NY; and nephew, John (Christy) Kupernin of Sanford, NC. Gary also had many great nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be Monday, September 24, 2012 from 3:30-6 PM with funeral service at 6 PM at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home located at 122 N. Genesee Street in Montour Falls, NY. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund.      Star Gazette – September 22, 2012  


MENGE Josephine DeSivo

age 84, of Waverly, N.Y., went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., after an extended illness.  Josephine Sally DeSivo was born December 7, 1927; daughter to Joseph and Viola Menge.  She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ascanio Pasquale DeSivo.  She is survived by her devoted daughter, Patricia (William) Evans of Waverly, and her three loving sons, Thomas Marchese of Florida, Paul Marchese of Barton, N.Y., and Christopher DeSivo of West Virginia; grandchildren, William Evans and Loretta Mezzarone, Denise Marchese, Thomas Marchese, Jolan Marchese, Jason Marchese, and Vince DeSivo; many great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren — five generations. Josephine was a spirited woman; and caring and devoted wife, mother, Nanny, sister and friend to all. Her love for animals was widely known. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, cooking, and most of all the company of her loved ones.  Her constant companion was her German Dachshund Littlebit, who was always happy to be by her side.  Josephine will be dearly missed and always in our hearts.  A private service will be held by her family. Those wishing may consider a donation in Josephine’s name to the Animal Care Sanctuary in East Smithfield, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – September 20, 2012    


MILLER Alvin B. Miller

92, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, September 20, 2012 in the Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wellsville, NY.    Born September 18, 1920, in Bainbridge, PA, he was the son of Reuben Z. and Elizabeth Brubaker Miller. On May 20, 1944, in Mt. Joy, PA, he married the former Ethel Mae Newcomer, who survives.   He and his wife owned and operated a dairy farm in Ulysses for many years. Alvin was a member of the Yorks Corners Mennonite Church. He served as caretaker of grounds at Penn York Camp & Retreat Center in Ulysses from 1991 until 2008.  Surviving besides his wife, Ethel, are: three sons, Donald N. (Jeannette) Miller of Ulysses, Eugene N. (Sharon) Miller of Wellsville, NY, and Harold N. (Karen) Miller of Broadway, VA; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, T. Kraybill Miller of Dillsburg, PA and John K. (Florence) Miller of Elizabethtown, PA; a sister, Lois (Kenneth) Hoffer of Manheim, PA; and nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by a daughter, Karen Joy Miller; a brother, Jonas Miller; and a sister, Esther Nissley Lehman.  Friends may call Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA and on Monday at the Yorks Corners Mennonite Church, Yorks Corners, NY from 9:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Eugene N. Miller, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Penn-York Camp, 266 Northern Potter Road, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Yorks Corners Mennonite Church, 3350 County Road 29, Wellsville, NY 14895.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – September 21, 2012  


O’NEAL Rebecca "Becky" (O'Neal) Davis

Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully with her family by her side Sunday, Sept 16, 2012 at the Vincent House in Wayland, NY, after a brief battle with cancer. Becky was 68 years old, born in Logan County, WV, on Nov 4, 1943 to William & Ethel (Prince) O'Neal. She was a mother & homemaker who loved knitting, cooking, & caring for her sons. She is survived by her two sons, Martin (Melissa) Davis of Horseheads, NY and Kent (Brenda) Davis of Honeoye Falls, NY; four step-grandchildren, Courtney & Kurt Walburn and Curtis & Brandon Paine. Friends are invited to share in the celebration of life memorial service 6 pm, Saturday, Sept. 22 at the El Monte Inn in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to be made in her honor to the Vincent House, PO Box 566, Wayland, NY 14572.  Star Gazette – September 20, 2012


OSBORN George Henry Jr.

Beloved husband & father: Died at age 85 on Wednesday September 12, 2012. He is survived by his daughters, Carol Osborn of Elmira, NY; Gina Osborn of Elmira Heights, NY; sister, Florence Teed of Millport, NY; sister-in-law, Jane Somers of New Port Richey, FL; sister-in-law, Loraine Faucett and husband Roger Faucett of Savona, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Clara (Korbel) Osborn. He was a retiree of American Home Products in Milton, PA. A private memorial service is planned at a date and time to be determined. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY.    Star Gazette – September 15, 2012  


PADGETT Suzanne M. Padgett 

Age 42, of Rock Stream, NY, died after a brief illness on September 23, 2012. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday, September 28th, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. Sue is survived by her children, John Bogart III of Bath, Crystal Bogart of Bath, and Brett Bogart of Dundee; mother, Fannie Padgett of Bath; special companion, Herman Nazario; brothers and sisters, James (Deborah) Padgett of North Carolina, Deborah Taylor of Canandaigua, Timothy Padgett of Bath, Jeffrey Padgett of Bath, Donna (Frederick) Runyan of Canisteo, Carol (Bill) Hoppe of Hornell, and Karen Murat of Virginia; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Howard D. Padgett, Sr. and brother, Howard D. Padgett, Jr. Sue was born and raised in Bath, NY. She was a loving and devoted mother, daughter and sister. Sue always made people happy when she was around, putting others first before herself. She was also a very hard worker. Sue would often laugh and play around the house, even throwing the pig-skin "football" around or play horseshoes. Suzie would rather be outside than inside, and especially loved horses and ladybugs. She worked at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.    Star Gazette – September 25, 2012     544


PEER Bruce David Peer 

Denver, NC: died on Sept 6, 2012 in Huntersville, NC after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Pamela; daughter Adriane and husband Derek Edwards and their children, Katrina and Dennis; son Brian and wife Brandy and their children McKenna and Devin. In addition, father John and step-mother Regenia and siblings Anna Enyeart, Shirley (Steve) Sherman, John (Chuck) Peer and his longtime companion Joyce Kamas, Catherine (Stephan) Zaffarno, plus hundreds of cousins and nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Alice and brother-in-law John Wojnowski.  A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says she is gone. Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large now as when I last saw her. Her diminished size and total loss from my sight is in me, not in her. And just at that moment, when someone at my side says she is gone, there are others who are watching her coming over the horizon and other voices take up the glad shout - There she comes.  God Bless my dear Brother, Chuck.     Star Gazette – September 19, 2012   


PIERCE Thomas (Tommy) Pierce

64 - While being surrounded by his wife and children, Thomas (Tommy) Pierce, 64, quietly stepped into the next journey of his life on September 12, 2012. He was born in Sayre, Pa., at the Robert Packer Hospital on February 17, 1948 to Willis and Jean (Brown) Pierce. Tommy and his family for a brief time lived in Elizabethton, Tenn., before permanently settling in Sayre as a young boy. Tennessee has always held a very special place in his heart and when he traveled there, it brought him great peace.  Tommy graduated from Sayre High School in 1967 where he played football and baseball. Upon his graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in Cuba and on the USS America until 1970. His duties while stationed in Cuba were to operate various boats and to bring officers off the ships to shore. There are many stories to be told about his time there, but some of the most memorable ones are when he played softball for the Navy and that he still holds base records to this day.  Tommy then started his life on the railroad in 1971. He is a lifelong railroad man. He started his career with the LVRR as a conductor. Over the next 35-plus years, he worked for Conrail, Katy Railroad out of Texas, TPW (Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway), and ended up retiring as an engineer in 2005 from NYSW (New York Susquehanna and Western Railway). He is a proud member of the Teamsters Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 521 Union. The railroad gave him the chance to meet and make many lifelong friends all across the country. The railroad was a tough and demanding career but made it possible for Tommy to be able to provide a very good life for his family. In 1986, he and his wife along with their children moved from the Valley and bought what he would later in life call “God’s Little Acre” in Van Etten, N.Y. There they completely rehabbed a home that continues to be the Pierce homestead today. He enjoyed the quiet country life and greatly enjoyed his garden. Over the past 11 years his biggest joy in life has been watching his grandchildren enjoy “God’s Little Acre” with him, growing pumpkins for the fall and being able to watch each one of them learn to swim in the family pool. One of his last wishes was to be able to see his daughter graduate Nursing School and that was accomplished in May of this year.  Tommy’s love lives on in his high school love and wife, Constance (Schrader) Pierce; his daughter and son-in-law, Shelby and Shawn McCutcheon; his step-daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Jason Ward; his stepson and daughter-in-law, Jason and Patricia Schamel; his grandchildren, Thomas (Little Tommy), Carlee, Cameron, Kayne (AKA “Puddin” knick named by Tommy), Colby, Heidi, Benjamin, Michael, Emory and Lily; his sister, Sandra and Duane Hendrich; his brother Harold Pierce; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and childhood best friend Danny VanDuzer.  Tommy was also very proud of his Cherokee heritage. So we leave you with this Cherokee Blessing:  May the warm winds of Heaven blow softly upon your home, And the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your moccasins make happy tracks in many snows, And may the Rainbow always touch your shoulder.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.   Sayre Morning Times – September 14, 2012  


PRATHER Nancy Prather Laws

age 75, formerly of Elmira, died August 28, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. Nancy was born October 22, 1936 in Pittsburgh and after marriage lived most of her life in the Southern Tier of New York.  Nancy dedicated the majority of her working years to serving others, including positions at the Pastoral Care Office and New Dawn Treatment Center at St. Joseph's Hospital, and Catholic Charities of Chemung County.  A lover and great supporter of nature the arts, Nancy assisted with Girl Scout hikes and activities, served as a frequent volunteer at the Clemens Center for Performing Arts, was a member of Tanglewood Nature Center, and later in life enjoyed participating in the Red Hat Society.  With her open heart, her fun, bubbly, generous spirit, and sparkling smile, Nancy quickly made friends wherever she went. She was a friend to many, and a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by her daughter Susan Conner and grandson, Elijah Paul Conner, age 13, both of Nashville, Tennessee, and her daughter Megan Laws and son-in-law Andrew Meyer of Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Nancy is also survived by her brother, Robert Prather, of Montross, Viginia, and many nieces and nephews.  A memorial service honoring Nancy's life will be held Saturday, October 6th from 3-5PM at Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira.  Special thanks to Nancy's loving, loyal friends Donna Hastings, Marilyn Wells, Patricia DeLige, Sister Barbara Gulino, and Dot Gephart for their dedicated support of Nancy and her family during the last stage of her life as she struggled with Parkinson's Disease.  Nancy requested that any memorial contributions kindly be sent to the Sisters of St. Joseph c/o Sister Mary Anne Laurer, 150 French Road, Rochester, New York 14618.   Star Gazette – September 15, 2012  


PUTNAM Dennis Gary Putman

58, of Wellsboro, Pa., died at the Green Home, September 19, 2012. Dennis was born October 5, 1953 in Blossburg, Pa., the son of Lois Gee Putnam Braman. He had been a cook at The Penn Wells Hotel and Harland's Family Style Restaurant. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. A memorial service will be held at a later date.   Funeral home obituary – September 20, 2012   



Mr. Reynolds was born September 17, 1929 in Corning, the son of the late Harley and Pauline (Barton) Reynolds. He married Frances Davis November 3, 1964 at Lawrenceville, PA.  Meredith was a mason tender at Corning, where he retired in 1993 with 50 years of service.  He is survived by his wife Frances Davis, two sisters: Joyce Cervoni of Thurston, NY, &  Ellie Teed of Lawrenceville, PA, two brothers: Donald Reynolds of Caton, NY, and Harley (Rose) Reynolds of Watkins Glen, NY, stepson, Wayne Coykendall of Elmira Heights, NY; stepgranddaughter, Laura Coykendall; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Meredith enjoyed traveling, yodeling to country music, and having coffee every morning at Wegmans with his brothers and friends.  Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours on Tuesday, September 25th from 2 -3 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning where a celebration of his life will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3PM.  Burial will be in Parker Hill Cemetery, Knoxville, PA.   Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association-Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.    (Note:  Parker Hill Cemetery is in Potter County on Parker Hill Road. It is about half way between Loucks Mills and Sunderlinville) 


SARGENT Geoffrey James "Jeff" Sargent

51, of Mansfield, died on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born on Oct. 27, 1960, in Binghamton, N.Y., Jeff was the son of Frank Sargent, Jr. and Eleanor (Hine) Sargent.  Jeff was self-employed as a contractor. In recent years Jeff enjoyed working in his woodshop where he handcrafted many things for family and friends. Jeff was an avid outdoorsman at heart. Jeff was a skilled hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.  Jeff is survived by his mother, Eleanor Sargent of Mansfield; a daughter, Megan Elizabeth Sargent of Tunkannock; two brothers and sister-in-law, Frank Sargent, III and Barbara Sargent of Mansfield, Kim Sargent of Blossburg; one sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Mark Campbell of Morris Run; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Frank Sargent, Jr., and a brother, Dale Sargent in 1965.  In keeping with Jeff's wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in Jeff's memory to the Mansfield Firemans Ambulance Association, 381 South Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 15, 2012   


SAUNDERS Margaret Mary Saunders 

Born March 31, 1964, died on July 21, 2012. A Christian Mass will be held on Sept. 29th at St. Mary's Church, Franklin St., Elmira, NY at 9:00 a.m. followed by her burial at Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, NY, where Margaret will be laid to rest with her beloved parents, Marion & Donald Saunders. Margaret is survived by her stepmother, Janice Saunders of Pine City NY; her twin brother, Mark Saunders, Mike (Sharon) Saunders, Don (Sue) Saunders, Eileen (Donald) McCall, Mary (Gary) Davenport; stepsister, Marsha (Pat) Prentice; stepbrother, Jack (Rhoda) Lewis; along with several beloved nephews and nieces.   Star Gazette – September 23, 2012  


SEAWARD Ruby E. "Who” (Seaward) English 

Age 77, of Millport, NY died at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center Feb. 20, 2010. Ruby was born Feb. 18, 1933 in Bath, NY, the daughter of Robert and Sylvia (Benedict) Seaward. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Henry W. English; daughters, April (Dennis) Pettibone of Millport, NY, Irene (Douglas) Elias of Lowman, NY, and Joanne (Kenneth) Sherwood of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Heather (Tim) Swank, James and Kristine Sherwood, Sarah and Becky Pettibone; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Nicolas and Jacob Swank; sister, Millie Doell of Sandy Creek, NY; brothers, Paul Seaward of Rochester, NY, Gerald Hall of Hornell, NY; close family friends, Kimmi and Richie Falls with son, Casey; Pam Rodgers with daughters, Casey and Jessica Keenan; close family furry friends, Bear and Sam; brothers-in-law, Charles English and Richard English; sisters-in-law, Katherine Alexander, Marie Shalman. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother devoted to her family and her cats. She was a giving person that had so much love that always put a smile on her face. It was Who's wish that there will be no calling hours. Those wishing, may remember Ruby with contributions to Chemung Co. Humane Soc. & SPCA, Inc., 2435 St RT 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements are by the Barber Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – September 25, 2012   


SIBIO Josephine "Nanny" Coleman

age 87, of East Second Street in Corning, NY, died on Friday, September 21, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Josephine was born on September 17, 1925 in Dunmore, PA to Michael and Mary (Vavrek) Sibio. She married Robert Coleman, Sr. on July 30, 1949 at St. Patrick's Church in Corning. She retired from Nichols Discount Store in Painted Post, NY as a manager of the toy department in 1986. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Coleman, Sr. on January 10, 2010. She was a life-long member of All Saints Parish. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved to cook and bake for her family. She surprised each of her grandchildren every year with specially decorated homemade birthday cakes. Everyone enjoyed her Sunday dinners and Christmas goodies. "Nanny" was loved by many. She is survived by three daughters, Judy (Earl) Travis, Marie Coleman, and Donna Roe, all of Corning; daughter-in-law, Mary Coleman of Victor, NY; six grandchildren, Jesse (Dana) Coleman of Atlanta, GA, Robert Coleman, III of New York City, Joseph Coleman of Victor, Emily Roe of Corning, Shawn Roe of Corning, Thomas Roe of Corning; great-granddaughter, Camille Coleman of Atlanta, GA; five sisters, Clare Boise of Olyphant, PA, Ann (Ralph) Tursasky of Dickson City, PA, Mary Theresa Sibio, Charlene (Robert) Luchko and Diane (Dennis) Gleason, all of Dunmore, PA; four brothers, Frances (Maggie) Sibio of Moscow, PA, Albert (Bernadine) Sibio, John Sibio, and Richard (Chris) Sibio all of Dunmore, PA; sisters-in-law, Jane Sibio of Dunmore PA, Clare Sibio of Clark Summit, PA; several nieces and nephews; also very special caregivers who filled her last months with comfort and love; Sue Healy, who every week for the last 34 years made Josephine look beautiful. Josephine was predeceased by her son, Robert Coleman, Jr.; brothers, Joe, Mike and Robert Sibio; sister, Stella Provinzano. Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 24, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First Street in Corning. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul, 222 Dodge Avenue in Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to Corning Meals On Wheels, 144 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830 or to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – September 23, 2012


SJOSTROM Helen Ashley Lucy

87 Helen Ashley Lucy, 87, formerly of Athens, Pa., went home to her Lord on Saturday, September 15, 2012. She passed peacefully at the home of her daughter in Kirkwood, N.Y., surrounded by her loving family.  Helen was born in Elmira, N.Y., on January 23, 1925 the daughter of Ernhard and Otelia A. Burnside Sjostrom.  Helen lived most of her life in the valley of Athens, Pa., and Waverly, N.Y. She spent several years in Stowe, Vermont with her late husband John M. Lucy.  She was a member of the former St. Joseph’s Parish in Athens and St. John’s Parish in South Waverly, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Legion of Mary Auxiliary.  Helen enjoyed time with her family, reading and watching old movies. She loved her flower gardens and sewing as she sewed numerous articles of clothing for her grandchildren over the years as they grew. She will be missed very much by her family and friends until we are all joined again together with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Surviving are: four sons, Chuck (Wanda) Gentile, Don Gentile, and George Gentile Jr., all of Carlisle, Pa., and David Gentile of Waverly, N.Y.; two daughters, Theresa (Roger) Rimbey of Spencer, N.Y., and Verna (Stig) Friedman of Kirkwood, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren, nine greatgreat grandchildren; sisters, Lorraine (Fred) Barnhart of Kansas and Urana Speciale of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands: John Markham Lucy on December 11, 1985 and George A. Gentile Sr. on May 15, 1991; daughter-in-law, Norma Gentile; and several brothers and sisters.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa. Recitation of the Rosary by the Legion of Mary will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Andrew S. Hvozdovic, pastor of the Epiphany Parish, Sayre, Pa., officiating.  Interment will be at Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, Vermont at the convenience of the family.    Sayre Morning Times – September 18, 2012 


SMITH Lillian M. Cobb

83, of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport.   She was born Dec. 8, 1928, in Philadelphia, a daughter of Charles and Florence (Brown) Smith.  Lillian had worked in the packaging department of Sears. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Wellsboro. Lillian enjoyed gardening and ceramics.   Lillian is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lilly and Gerard Doran of Wellsboro; four grandchildren, Deirdre Gwen (Michael) McNicholas, Gerard (Casey) Doran, Eamon (Sophie) Doran, Aileen Doran; five great-grandchildren, Michael, Moira and Niamh McNicholas, Erica and Lily Doran. She was predeceased by three brothers, Charles Harold Smith, Ronald Smith and Robert Smith.  Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.    Wellsboro Gazette – September 21, 2012 


STEWART Robert Andrew Stewart

age 64, of Castle Point Rd. Himrod, NY died unexpectedly on Friday August 31, 2012 at home.  There were no prior calling hours.  Friends are invited to a memorial service at 11:00 am on Thursday Sept. 20, in Union Chapel at the Bath V.A. Medical Center with Chaplain Linda Leibhart officiating.  Burial was private in Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen, NY.  Robert was born January 24, 1948 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Robert G.J. Stewart and Anna G. Hercula Stewart.  He grew up in Riverside near Painted Post before moving to Big Flats.  He graduated from West High in Corning.  He served in the U.S. Army as an MP from 1968-1970.  He was employed as a Security Officer for many years by the Bath V.A. Medical Center, in Bath, NY.  He is survived by a sister Marianne L. Stewart of Ithaca, NY; a nephew; 2 nieces; and several cousins.  He was predeceased by his father on May 10, 1987, and his mother on January 21, 1996.  Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee.    Corning Leader – September 15, 2012 


STRAWSER Fred L. Strawser

of Monroeton, Pa., died Saturday afternoon Sept. 1, 2012 at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Tuscon, Ariz. while visiting his daughter.  He was born on Nov. 27, 1934 as John Bartholomew, the son of the late Francis and Mable Bartholomew. At the age of 12 he was adopted by his Uncle Fred L Strawser and Aunt Rosetta Strawser.   In earlier years he drove truck and began his career in construction. He built many homes in the Sunbury area and many more in the Bradford County area. He worked for Steven Peters Company building the Kmart in Honesdale and the Wysox Plaza in Wysox Pa. He worked for 11 years for Lowes Improvement Center in Raleigh, N.C., Selinsgrove, Pa., and Elmira N.Y. When he retired he spent his time fishing and helping Patty Cakes Daycare where he was known as "Papa."  He married Patty L. Merrit Fox on May 8, 1993 at the Bridal Path Wedding Chapel in Nashville, Tenn., by the Rev James Peak.  Surviving are his wife Patty at home; his step-children Mary Fox and Bill French of Towanda Pa., Angel and Tom Joerg of Summerfield, Fla., Michael and Kelly Ferguson Fox of LeRaysville, Pa., Aimee and Jan Lamphere of Monroeton, Pa. and Timothy Fox and Amber Shaffer of Towanda, Pa.; his children Susan and Robert Vegors of Tennessee; Judy and Richard Haire of LeRaysville, Pa., Karen and Jack Arnold of Arizona and Fred Strawser Jr. of New Jersey; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by a special friend and foster brother Gary and Hope Hulsizer of Sunbury Pa.; mother-in-law Gladys Merritt and Jamie Thompson of Laceyville, Pa.; brother-in-laws and sister-in laws Walter and Diane Merritt of Wyalusing, Pa., Gary Merritt of Rome, Pa., Susan and Paul Brown of Laceyville, Pa., Betty Jo and Ambrose Bailey of Towanda, Pa., Kelly and Arthur Manning of Laceyville, Pa. and Joseph Merritt of Indiana; sister-in-laws Sarah Bartholomew of Trevorton, Pa., Dorothy Bartholomew of Florida and Marie Bartholomew of Catawissa, Pa.   He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Francis, Robert, David and Raymond and father-in-law Walter Merritt and brother-in-law Thomas Merritt.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Bill Klees of the Community Alliance Church, Monroeton, Pa., officiating.  Interment will be private at a later date.   Towanda Daily Review – September 24, 2012   


TUBBS James L. (Jim) Tubbs "Lu Lu"

65 of North Hamilton St., Painted Post, NY, died Sunday September 16, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lorraine M. Tubbs, Painted Post, NY, daughters; Karen (Tubbs) McClure, Painted Post, NY, Kimberly (Craig) Horton, Tammy Myers, grandchildren; James Mackenzie, Raine Horton, adopted grandchildren; Kelsey and Kaley Flint-Martin, Keegan O'Neill, Marc and Miranda Bundy, Meghan Mullaney and R.C. Myers. Brothers; William (Joyce) Tubbs, Theron (Sandy) Tubbs of Painted Post, NY, sisters; Sharon (Doug) Vanderpool, Athens, PA, Jennysue (David) Reynolds, Mars, PA. Also several nieces, nephews and cousin s. In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Don Galligan. Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A Fireman's Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2012 at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will take place in the family plot at Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Lorraine Tubbs, 353 North Hamilton St., Apt. 101, Painted Post, NY 14870 to help offset funeral and medical expenses for James.  Star Gazette – September 19, 2012  


WALLACE Ann J. Martz 

Montoursville : Ann J. Martz, 93, of Woods' Edge, 2150 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, formerly of Ringtown and Reading, died Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at Susquehanna Medical Center. She was born March 3, 1919 in Shenandoah, PA, the daughter of George and Helen (Keller) Wallace. Ann was a graduate of Shenandoah High School and the McCann School of Business. Ann was the beloved wife of the late George E. Martz. She is survived by three daughters, Maryann Sweely of Big Flats, NY; Karen (John) Blaschak of Montoursville; and Gail (Joe) Madden of Sinking Spring; six grandchildren, Gordy (Kim) Sweely; Wendy (Scott) Jackson, Nichole (James) Crawford, Ashley (Marcus) Stout, Jeffrey Madden and Holly Madden; four great-grandchildren, Amanda and Garrett Sweely and Caroline and Emily Crawford; and one cousin, Emory (Cindy) Keller. Ann was predeceased by her sister, Aldona, son-in-law, Gordon G. Sweely and granddaughter, Ann E. Madden. She was an active community volunteer and former member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Ringtown and St. Ignatius Church, Reading. She was formerly employed by Colt's Firearms, Hartford, CT and the Ringtown Dress Factory, Ringtown. Reading was one of Ann's passions, but her greatest gift in life was the unconditional love she had for her family and friends, including "the ladies" at Woods' Edge. Interment will be in St. George's Cemetery, Shenandoah. A celebration of Ann's life will be held in the future.    Star Gazette – September 22, 2012   


WHEELER Rev. Lynn A. Wheeler

59, of 415 Willow Street, Montoursville, died Thursday, September 20, 2012 at The Gatehouse.  He was born June 9, 1953, in Sayre, a son of Francis and Evelyn Tubbs Wheeler.  Known for his shepherd’s heart, Rev. Lynn was a pastor of Community Baptist Church for 25 years. The great passions of his life were his family and the people he served. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid outdoorsman.  He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Roberta A. “Birdie” Cole; three sons, Nathan A. (Eliane) of Florida, Darin M. (Stephanie) of Williamsport and Drew A. (Shanna) of Montoursville; two brothers, Gary (Debbie) of Sayre and Greg (Tonia) of Athens; two sisters, Linda (Larry) Hall of Athens and Gail (Richard) Wilkenson of Waverly; and seven grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 St. Route 87, Montoursville. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received Sunday at the church from 2:00-6:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the church building fund or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.   Sayre Morning Times – September 22, 2012 



Anne W. Noll, of Virgil, NY, and Liverpool, NY, died suddenly on Friday, August 24, 2012, surrounded by her family. Anne was born October 21 1933, in Elmira Heights, NY. She graduated from Horseheads H.S. in 1952 and SUNY Cortland in 1955.  Anne started her career as an elementary school teacher for several years before devoting her time to raising her three children. Later in her life she became a Braille transcriber for 27 years, during which time she transcribed textbooks for blind students who had been mainstreamed into the public schools. She worked for the N.J. Commission for the Blind and local students. During this time she also trained other transcribers.  Anne had a love for reading, travel, her cats and family. Anne's deepest passion was downhill skiing, and she was looking forward to the upcoming season.  Anne is survived by her son, Brian (Stacy); daughter, Beth (Ray) Tassini; her brother, Eli Whitehouse; grandchildren, Sara, Jeffrey, Shaun, Shaine and Jessica; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Burton, and her son, Bruce.  A memorial service is being planned for September 22, 2012, in Cortland, NY. Additional details to follow soon.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anne's memory may be made to your local SPCA.    Syracuse Post Standard – August 25, 2012    



A Memorial Service will be held 11 am Saturday September 22, 2012 at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland NY, 13045.   Star Gazette – September 17, 2012   


WINTERS Cinda Hurlburt

61, of Hagerstown, Md., daughter of deceased parents, John and Betty Winters, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.  She was preceded in death by husband, Edgar Hurlburt; sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Don Lawton of Wellsboro; and most recently by brother, James Winters of Altoona.  She is survived by children, Tina Hurlburt and John Hurlburt from the Selinsgrove area; also by step-children, Bonnie, Knorr, Michael and Mark; sister, Barbara and Dale Gee of Tioga; brother, Robert and Louise Winters of Ulster and sister, Janet and Ed Buck of Wellsboro; nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 10, 2012


WOODRUFF Robert L., Jr. "Woody"

Age 75, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Robert was born in Sayre, PA on June 16, 1937, a son of Robert L. Woodruff Sr. In addition to his father, Robert is predeceased by his daughter, Roxanne. He is survived by his children: Robert III, Teresa, Gary, Robin, Cindy, Cheryl, Holly and Becky Woodruff; 19 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; sisters, Dixie, Shirley and Jenna-Mae; a good friend Jim Hollenbeck. Woody had a respect for nature and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 (noon). Burial will follow in North Flats Cemetery in Laceyville, PA. A special thank you to Shalimar and Ginna for the care Woody has received.  Star Gazette – September 14, 2012



? Mattie L. Burch

80, of Elmira, NY died Friday, September 14, 2012. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 37 years, LeRoy, and is survived by her three children, William of Boise, ID, Susan Blaha of Odessa, NY and Joanne Wagner of West Palm Beach, FL. She also has 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Place of Birth: Farmersville , LA   Birthdate: January 26, 1932   Star Gazette – September 15, 2012    


? Clarabell Hayden

age 78, of Waverly, New York, died on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at her home in Waverly.  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a future date in the Morning Times by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.    Birth Date: March 06, 1934    Birth Place: Elmira, New York  Service Information: Private Services   Visitation: No Calling Hours   Interment: Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, New York    Sayre Morning Times – September 20, 2012   

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