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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.

AREY Paul J. Arey

76, of Tupper Lake, NY died  after a brave fight with thyroid cancer with his family by his side on Friday, July 27, 2012.  Born on Aug. 23, 1935 in Wyalusing, he was the son of Fred and Rachel (Manahan) Arey. Mr. Arey graduated from Wyalusing High School.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving from 1953 to 1957. After service, he became a trooper with the New York State Police, retiring in 1980 after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars, past officer of the Loyal Order of the Moose and past president of the Hay Meadow Pond Club.  Survivors include his wife, Dorcas (Pepper) of Tupper Lake; sons, Dennis and P.J. of Tupper Lake; daughters, Trudy and husband, Eric Quinlan of Marcellus and Tera Arey of Jamesville; grandsons, Chad and Corey Arey and Gavin Arey of Tupper Lake and Ryan and Kyle Quinlan of Marcellus; a great-granddaughter, Madison Arey; sisters, Louise Ross of Meshoppen and Ann and her husband, Paul Meas of New Albany; one brother, James and his wife, Mimi Arey of Camptown and many wonderful nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Alice Armitage and Evelyn Matlack and brothers, Edward and Kenneth. Wyalusing Rocket Courier – September 27, 2012


BANNICK Paulyne Munn (Bannick)

86, of Liverpool, N.Y., and formerly of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday, October with family at her side. She grew up on the eastside of Sayre, Pa., and was one of seven daughters of Andrew and Eva Bannick.  She is predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Glenn E. Munn, originally from Athens, Pa., sisters, Helena Cochi, Vera Corby, Mildred Rhodes.  She is survived by two daughters, Andrea Munn of Denver, Colo., and Judith Pearson of Liverpool, N.Y.; three sisters, Jean Smith of Sayre, Pa., Pat Harkness of Columbia Crossroads, Pa., and Rita Barrett of Owego, N.Y.; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial Services will be private. There will be no calling hours.  Sayre Morning Times – October 4, 2012  


BELL Allen Bell

95, died on September 25, 2012 in Cocoa Beach, FL.  He was born and raised in Corning, NY.  He installed and operated Corning's first radio station and Elmira's first TV station, and later was engineer of Corning Glass Automatic Controls, introducing several new control systems.  He holds several patents for these innovations.  He was a member of the Broadcast Engineers and Professional Engineers, was active in civil defense and amateur radio communications and was radio officer for Steuben County and emergency coordinator for the ARRL.  He sold his interest in the New York Penn Microwave system and moved to FL where he was employed by RCA and Federal Electric at the Space Center.  He worked primarily as TV Engineer, involved in KSC television and conversion of the KSC TV system to standard broadcast timing.  Al established Beacon Marine Electronics at Port Canaveral to provide shipboard equipment maintenance, including a unique licensed Coastal Radio Station for world-wide ship communication.  His wife, Lona, and Al retired aboard a yacht where they lived for 9 years, entertaining family and friends aboard LaGaviota in the Bahamas and on the waterways, before settling in Cocoa Beach.  Corning Leader – September 29, 2012   


BENJAMIN Daisy (Daid) Erdene Benjamin

79, of New Albany, died quietly on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was a resident of the Dar-Way Elder Care Center.  Daisy was born on April 25, 1933 in Monroe Twp., the eldest of four children of the late Grant and Edna Benjamin.  She was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1951. She worked for the Herman Rynveld Co of New Albany for 32 years as an office manager until it closed in 1991.  Daisy enjoyed knitting, sewing and reading and she adored her family, especially her many nieces and nephews.  She is survived by her sister Nelda M. Lee of New Albany; and her younger twin brother and sister Judson (Carol) Benjamin and Judith A. Hatch, both of New Albany.  A memorial dinner will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 6, 2012 in the St. Paul's Church social hall in Overton in Daisy's memory.  In lieu of flowers memorial may be sent in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.  Towanda Daily Review – September 26, 2012   


BENTLEY Rachel Mae Wood

89, of Athens Township, Pa., died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Sayre House.  Rachel was born in Jessup, Pa., on March 4, 1923 the daughter of William and Mary Etta Shaffer Bentley. She was a graduate of Waverly High School and in early years was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre. She was later employed by the Westinghouse Corporation Catho-Ray Division in Horseheads, N.Y., for over 25 years until her retirement. Rachel was a member of the Epiphany Parish in Sayre and was an active member of the former St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly where she taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Birthday Card Club. She was also a member of the Skiff-Bower VFW Post Auxiliary. Rachel enjoyed traveling for many years with her husband, sister and brother-in-law.  She is survived by her step-daughters, Dawn (Bill) Steimel of Wisconsin and Donna (Richard) Swackhammer of Sayre, several step-grandchildren, brothers, Leo Bentley Sr. of Sayre and Bernard (Ann) Bentley of Florida, a sister, Mary Agnes Murray of South Waverly, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence O. Wood on June 26, 1990 and brothers, William J. Bentley Jr. and James Norman Bentley.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany Parish, S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, Pa. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. Abiding with Rachel’s request, there are no calling hours.  Contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or to a charity or organization of one’s choice in Rachel’s memory.   Sayre Morning Times – October 4, 2012 


BROWN Leona Frey

88, lifelong resident of Shunk, Pa., went home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Leona was born in Shunk on October 31, 1923, one of seven children in the family of the late John Lewis and Mary Anna (Bartlow) Brown. She married Lawrence D. Frey on June 14, 1941. They were blessed with 58 years together and raised four children before his passing on July 30, 1999.  Leona’s faith in God’s word was her guide through life. She was an active member for over 60 years of the Shunk United Methodist Church and the ladies aid group. She served as the first woman superintendant of the church’s Sunday school. In addition to her care and devotion for family and home, Leona worked for 12 years for Dr. Young, the Ophthalmologist in Canton. She was happiest when keeping busy and enjoyed many hobbies among them knitting, crocheting, tatting and quilting. She also enjoyed masonry work, gardening, tending her flowers and just taking in the wide-open spaces.  Surviving are her children, Lawrence Jr. “Larry” Frey (Bea McCue) of Shunk, Ina Rose (Donald) Harding of Athens, Donald Lee (Maureen)  Frey of Unityville and Lillian Leona Waldeisen of Williamsport; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, three siblings, Marion Frey of Shunk, Geraldine Gilbert of Forksville and Beatrice Bailey of Boonville, N.Y., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Susan Plossl and three siblings, Maybelle Myers, Mildred Morgan and John Lewis Brown II.  A memorial service will be held at the Shunk United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests those who wish make a memorial in Mrs. Frey’s name to the Shunk U.M. Church or to a charity of one’s choice.    Sayre Morning Times – September 26, 2012  


BROWN Walter V. Brown, Jr.

69, of Ralston and formerly of Chester, PA died early Monday morning, September 24, 2012 at his home with family by his side.  Born on February 6, 1943, he was the only child of the late Walter Sr. and Elizabeth (Vincent) Brown.  Walter was self-employed in the plumbing and heating business. He was a member of Beaver Dam’s Rod & Gun Club in Bodines, PA. Walter enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a loyal Phillies and Eagles fan.  Surviving are his beloved wife, Elizabeth “Betty” (Emmell) Brown of Ralston; children, Walter Brown III of Garnet Valley, PA and Lisa McCusker of Dover, TN; stepchildren, Ronald Fletcher of Dover, TN and Stacy Foskey of Ralston; six grandchildren, Eddy McCusker, Ronald Fletcher, James and Elizabeth Foskey, Megan and Brooke Brown; many friends and neighbors.  In maintaining to Walter’s wishes, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to benefit his family may be sent to Betty Brown, P.O. Box 213 Ralston, PA 17763     Canton Independent Sentinel – September 29, 2012  


BRYDEN Betty J. Graham

72, of 2345 Five Corners Road, Jasper, died very suddenly at home on Monday, September 24, 2012.  Betty was born in Wellsboro, Pa., the daughter of James and Helen Jones Bryden. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School.  On July 22, 1956, she and Richard I. Graham were married in Wellsboro. They were engaged in dairy farming near Wellsboro and later sold their farm and moved to Jasper where they raised their family together. Betty worked for a time as a waitress at the Texas Café in Hornell and also at Pearl’s Convalescence Home in Canisteo as well as being a homemaker and mother.  Richard preceded her in death on January 15, 2012. Also predeceasing her were her brothers, Donald and Robert Bryden.  She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Jim and Amanda Graham, Rick & Myra Graham and Randy and Debbie Graham, all of Jasper and Mark Graham of Gowanda, her daughters and son in law, Lisa and Richard Baker and Tammy Young, all of Jasper. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Friends may call on Thursday, Sept. 27 from Noon to 3 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Funeral services will follow there at 3 PM with Rev. Ellis Grist officiating.  Burial will be in Jasper Cemetery, Jasper, NY.   Corning Leader - September 26, 2012   


BULLOCK Eleanor M. Bullock Kipar

86, of 483 McGavin Rd., Meshoppen, PA died  at her home on Jersey Hill, Auburn Twp., Susquehanna Co., on Wednesday evening, Sept. 19, 2012, surrounded by her family.  She was born in East Rush, PA on Feb. 14, 1926, the daughter of the late Jay Bullock, who died  in 1958 and Elizabeth Kiefer Bullock, who died  in 1983. All of her life, Eleanor lived in Susquehanna Co., where she graduated in 1943 from the Rush High School.  On June 10, 1944, Eleanor married Kurt Kipar of the Auburn Center area near Meshoppen. They were married for 61 years until his death on Sept. 17, 2005. For over 41 years, they owned and operated a dairy farm, Kipar Farms, in Jersey Hill, the same farm that is still in the Kipar family.  She was a member of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, and in her spare time she enjoyed playing cards and traveling.  Surviving are her sons and their wives, David and Susan Kipar and Paul and Sue Kipar, all of Meshoppen; her grandsons and their wives, Michael and Amy Kipar, Patrick and Arleta Kipar, Ryan and Megan Kipar and Alex Kipar and special friend, Nicole Nanni, as well as great-grandchildren, Rylee Jean Kipar, Kurt Patrick Kipar and Victoria Grace Kipar. Eleanor was looking forward to the arrival of twin great-grandbabies later this year. Also surviving are a sister, Merle Wesley of Tunkhannock, several nieces, nephews and a special cousin, Trudy Makowski of Scranton.  Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gerald Bullock, who died  on Oct. 3, 1987, and a nephew Stanley Bullock, who died  on Jan. 1, 1976.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. from the Meshoppen United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Mott of the church officiating. Interment was in the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Family and friends called at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, on Monday, Sept. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, PO Box 159, Meshoppen, PA 18630 for flood recovery.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – September 27, 2012   


CARLIN Pauline Ann Clark

71, of Pensacola, Fla., died Sept. 17, 2012, after losing a battle with cancer.  She was born Oct. 20, 1940, in Nelson.  She was a CNA at the Green Home before she retired.  Pauline was preceded in death by her father, John Carlin; mother, Junita Dagget; and brother, Cecil Carlin.  She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dominick and Susie Tallarida; four daughters, Jennie Gee; Annamarie and husband, Jim Holleran; Jackie Hilles; Junita and her husband, Craig Ostrander; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joyce, Pat, Lorena; two brothers, Mark, and Tony.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.  Wellsboro Gazette – September 25, 2012  


COLTON Samuel Colton

77, of Williamsport, formerly of Bunyan Hill, Granville Twp.,died on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  Samuel Joseph was born in Granville Township on June 1, 1935, the eldest of six children of the late Wilbur and Carmella (Monte) Colton. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.   Sam was employed as a welder and worked for several area businesses, including the former A&P complex in Horseheads, N.Y.   He was a John Deere Tractor enthusiast and well known as a longtime puller throughout the area. Sam especially enjoyed the Labor Day weekend pulls at Morris' Old Home Days. He was a member of Canton's Moose Lodge 429, V.F.W. Post 714 and The Sons of Italy.  Surviving are his five children, Michael (Darialee) Colton of Shinglehouse, David (Bonnie) Colton and Samuel (Renee) Colton all of Granville, Cathy (Skip) Martin of Mansfield and Angie (Steven) Slotter of Selinsgrove; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; his companion, Alice Oller of Williamsport; four siblings, Mac (Nancy) Colton of West Virginia, Roxanne (Richard) Margeson of Horseheads, Daniel (Deb) Colton of Roaring Branch and James (Brenda) Colton of Granville; his children's mother, Sharlene Colton of Granville; a sister-in-law, Joann Colton of Canton; two aunts in Elmira, N.Y. and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother, Niles "Nick" Colton and his faithful dog, J.D.  Funeral services will be private. Memorials in Sam's name may be made to the Morris Fire Dept. toward the tractor pull track, c/o P.O. Box 95 Morris, PA 16938. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements.    Towanda Daily Review – September 28, 2012    


CORNISH Loreta W. Bowers 

Age 88, and longtime resident of Rockwell Ave., died Sun., Sept. 30, 2012. Loreta was born in Jefferson, OH to Orien and Elvira (Robinson) Cornish. She was raised in Hammondsport, NY. Loreta was predeceased by her brother, Clyde Cornish in 1975. She is survived by her brothers, Carl Cornish and Earl Cornish, both of Horseheads, and several other extended family. She worked as a personal in home caregiver in the Elmira Heights as well as working with Walter Gary Esq. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., Oct. 3th, from 6-7:00 p.m. and again Thurs, Oct. 4th, from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. where her service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place in the family plot in Bradford Cemetery, Bradford, NY.   Star Gazette – October 2, 2012 



Age 88 of Vanderhoff Rd. in Millport died at home Sunday, September 23, 2012. Henry was predeceased by his wife Ruby "Who" English in 2010. His surviving family includes his daughters, April (Dennis) Pettibone of Millport, NY, Irene (Douglas) Elias of El Mirage, AZ 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; brothers, Charles and Richard English; sister, Katherine Alexander; close family friends, Kimmi & Richie Falls with son Casey, and cat "Peanut". Henry was employed at Automatic Shoe Repair in Elmira and was a retired Core Maker with the Chemung County Foundry. It was Henry's wish that there will be no calling hours. Those wishing, may remember Henry with contributions to Horseheads Animal Shelter, 150 Wygant Rd., Horseheads NY 14845.   Star Gazette – September 25, 2012  


FASSETT Perle C. Fassett

71, of 5917 SR 367, Montrose, PA (Lawton), died at his home in Rush Township, Susquehanna Co., on Monday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2012, surrounded by his family.  Born in Birchardville on March 9, 1941, he was the son of the late William H. and Ella Farr Fassett.  Most of his life, Perle was a resident of the Lawton area, where he worked as a logger for Frank Rockefeller Logging for over 15 years, and John Allen Logging for over 10 years, as well as doing custom logging with his family. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Elsie M. Walter Fassett of Lawton; his children, Perle C. Fassett, Jr. of Lawton, Harry and his wife, Latrenda Fassett of West Auburn, Oscar and his wife, Virginia Fassett of South Auburn, Jerry Fassett and April Fassett, both of Lawton; his seven grandchildren and a great-grandson. He is also survived by six brothers, William (Mary) Fassett of Lawton, Clifford Fassett of Rushville, David (Margaret) Fassett of Laceyville, Richard (Ruth) Fassett of Terrytown, Charles (Joyce) Fassett of Laceyville and Edward (Lynn) Fassett of Meshoppen; three sisters, Mary (William) Walter of Towanda, Martha (Steve) Boice of Hollenback and Iva Fassett of Laceyville, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.  As keeping with the wishes of Mr. Fassett, there will be no calling hours or memorial services. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – October 5, 2012     


FOWLER F. Leo Fowler

Francis Leo Fowler, 78, of New Albany, died Sunday morning, Sept. 30, 2012 at the Darway Elder Care Rehab Center. Leo was born in Towanda on Sept. 30, 1934, the son of Wayne and Josephine Haverly Fowler. He was raised in New Albany where he graduated from high school in 1952. He then joined the Navy.  Leo married the former Iva Shaffer on Sept. 1, 1954 in Fort Worth, Texas. Upon returning home from the service, he worked at Fitzpatrick and Lambert of Dushore. Following that, he worked for the Ford Motor Company in Towanda as a mechanic and then as shop manager. In 1959 he opened his own garage in New Albany. In 1972 Leo began driving school bus for the Wyalusing School District. He faithfully drove his route for 31 years. He also established Fowler's Coal Company and operated it for 30 years, until June of this year, at which time he turned it over to his son due to his failing health. For many summers he enjoyed working with his brother, Bruce Fowler, as a bulldozer operator for Fowler Excavating.  Leo is survived by his wife of 58 years, Iva Fowler; children, Cathy Sayman, Ronald Fowler, Jeffrey Fowler, and Joseph Fowler; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his two brothers, Kenneth Fowler and Bruce Fowler. Leo will be remembered as a man of integrity with a strong work ethic and a warm smile.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Josephine Fowler.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at the New Albany Baptist Church, with Pastor Terry VanHorn officiating. A fellowship luncheon for all in attendance will be held at the New Albany Firehall. Memorial contributions can be sent to the New Albany Baptist Church in lieu of flowers. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Fowler Family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – October 2, 2012    


GEHMAN Kenneth Gehman

80, of Shunk, PA died ox`n Sunday morning, September 23, 2012 at his home.  Kenneth Earl was born on September 30, 1931 in Lancaster County, PA. He was a son of the late Charles and Martha (Yohn) Gehman. Ken was a proud veteran of the Korean War, serving as a machine gunner with the First Calvary. He was the loving husband of the former Patricia Siehler, who he married on January 29, 1964 in Elkton, MD.  Ken graduated from the York Academy of Art. He was employed for 22 years as a videographer and illustrator for the Custer National Forest in Billings, MT. He also enjoyed working as a freelance artist and as an actor appeared in several motion pictures including “Far and Away”, “Son of the Morning Star” and “Missouri Breaks”. Ken loved all animals and always adopted dogs who needed a home. He enjoyed doing many things, especially sharing times with family and friends, art and sketching, playing golf, fishing, camping and acting. Most recently, Ken attended the Shunk United Methodist Church, volunteered at Darway Eldercare Home and delivered Meals on Wheels.  Ken was the father and grandfather every child could only hope for; the perfect combination of friend, confidante, cohort and role model. His gentle kindness will never be forgotten along with his constant, quirky, dry and always smart sense of humor. The only thing larger than the void left from losing him are the hundreds of lessons of patience, love, loyalty and humility he has quietly taught his children and grandchildren. There will never ever be another “Grandpa Kenny”…the one…the only… the original.  Surviving are his devoted wife of 48 years, Pat; two daughters, Lauren Alvarez of Studio City, CA and Pamela Gehman of York; three grandchildren, Andrew Alvarez, Amanda Alvarez and Zack Gehman; two siblings; Russell Gehman of New Holland and Thelma Steffy of Ephrata; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  A memorial service will be held at the Shunk United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. with Pastor Jerry Schmidt officiating. A time of remembrance and a luncheon will follow at the Endless Winds Fire Hall on Route 154.  His family suggests that those who wish consider a memorial in Ken’s name to Susquehanna Health Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179 Ulster, PA 18850.  Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements.  Canton Independent Sentinel – September 29, 2012 


GLEASON Edward G. Gleason

age 79, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Edward lived at Bakercrest from February 2003 until September of 2012 when he moved to Broad Acres for rehabilitation. He was born on February 21, 1933 in Tioga County, PA. Prior to his retirement, Edward was employed as a truck driver for a casket company. He attended the Roseville Baptist Church. Edward loved playing the harmonica and enjoyed calling square dances.  Edward is survived by one niece, Eloise Sanford of Hornell, NY, and two great nieces, Penny Drew and Kelly Sanford both of Hornell, NY. In addition to his family, he was survived by many friends at Bakercrest. Edward was predeceased by a sister, Gladys Mae Bradford in 1984 and several other brothers and sisters.  A memorial service will be held for Edward on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Bakercrest, 76 Bakercrest Lane, Millerton, PA 16936 with Don Baker officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Edward's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.   Wellsboro Gazette – October 4, 2012  


GOODREAU Margery Gail Goodreau

59, of Locke, N.Y., died on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca, N.Y.  She was born in Sayre, Pa., March 1, 1953, the daughter of Edward Peter Goudreau and Jean Danis.  She is survived by her mother, Jean Goudreau of Waverly, N.Y., Mary Beatty, her partner of 38 years; two sons, Dana Goudreau, Elmira, N.Y., and Daryl Goudreau, Candor, N.Y.; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was a 12-year member of the Sayre American Legion Auxiliary. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, N.Y. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m.   Sayre Morning Times – October 6, 2012     


GOWAN Jack Gowan

63 - If loved could have saved you, you would have lived forever….Our hearts were broken on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 with the passing of our loving, husband, father, grandfather, brother uncle and friend, Jack Gowan, 63, of Smithboro, N.Y.  Jack is survived by his loving wife of 37 years Lois Eiklor Gowan; daughter and son-in-law Janet and John Merrick of Sayre, Pa.; daughter-in-law Kara Gowan of Kentucky; grandchildren: Shane, Dylan, Kaden and Joanna; brothers Gerald Gowan of Barton; Richard Gowan of Virginia; sister Beatrice “Petie” (Duane) Horton of Apalachin; mother-in-law: Joan Eiklor of Nichols; sisters-in-law: Paulette Gowan of Va.; Lois Gowan of Nichols; several nieces and nephews among them a special niece Debbie Sherman.  Jack was predeceased by a son Donald Gowan in 2008; his father-in-law Bus Eiklor; as well as brothers Donald, James and Robert.  Jack was born on July 16, 1949 in Waverly, N.Y., a son of the late Arthur and Alberta Gowan. He as a graduate of Tioga Central High School class of 1969. Shortly after high school, he went to work as a quality control inspector for IBM-Lockheed Martin. Jack retired in 2010 following nearly 40 years of service. Jack was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 0401, Owego. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, was an avid Mets and Giants fan. In addition, he also enjoyed spending time at Tioga Downs and watching the horse races. Jack’s greatest pleasures were found being surrounded by his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Jack had one wish and requests that his friends and family, and that is to consider becoming an organ and tissue donor, for a transplant would have allowed us more time with our husband, dad and papa. He will be forever remembered and forever missed.  A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Friday, October 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services for Jack will be held on Saturday, October 6 at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Alan S. Bill, officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Tioga Center Fire Dept., PO Box 185, Tioga Center, NY 13845 and please consider the importance of becoming an organ and tissue donor, one can register at   Sayre Morning Times – October 4, 2012  


GRAHAM Bernard “Bernie” Edward Graham Jr.

57 Bernard “Bernie” Edward Graham, Jr., 57, died on September 22, 2012. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with inurnment following at Pinecrest Memorial Park with military honors.  He was born December 19, 1954, a native of New York, and the son of Irene Miller Graham and the late Bernard Edward Graham, Sr.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Louann Sampson Graham; daughter, Tressia Bretsch and husband, Ross “Spenser” of Iowa; two grandsons, Tyler Jacob Bretsch and Cheyenne Morgan Bretsch. He is also survived by his siblings, Audrey Jordan, Bonnie Graham, April Barnes, Holly Thompson, Billy Graham, Andy Graham, Valerie Harnett and Tim Graham; and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at McLaurin Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.  Arrangements by McLaurin at Pinecrest, Funerals & Cremation, Clayton, N.C.     Sayre Morning Times – September 25, 2012      


HADLEY Donald Hadley

67, 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.  On April 10, 1970, he married the former Susan Carlson. Donnie was employed for 37 years by formerly North Penn Gas Co. and then PPL. He was a member of the Morris Run American Legion, Blossburg’s V.F.W., their Masonic Lodge and Hillside Rod & Gun Club. Donnie enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a knowledgeable outdoorsman.  Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Susan; sons, Robert (Jennifer) Hadley, Centre Hall, PA and Ryan Hadley, Blossburg; granddaughter, Ella Hadley; sister, Sharon (Robert) Bolt, Mansfield; several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friend, Keith Lindie of Blossburg.  He was predeceased a brother, Dale and his beloved dog, Panda.  A memorial service was held September 26 at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg with Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. 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.    Canton Independent Sentinel – September 29, 2012  


HALL Barbara Ann Hall Voorhees 

Age 90, of Glen Arm, Maryland, formerly of Elmira, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Margaret H. Hall and Herman S. Hall, born in Arlington, MA, raised in New Britain, CT and spent her summers on Leetes Island, CT. She also lived in Nuremburg, Germany while her husband served in the U.S. Army. Barbara graduated from Simmons College in 1945 with a B.S. in Nursing. She worked at Brigham Women & Children's Hospital, and after moving to Elmira the Arnot Ogden Hospital. She was a member of the Elmira Junior League and Park Church, where she served on the Board of Education and taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, gardening, concerts, following the Boston Red Sox, and spending time with her family and dogs. She volunteered with the Elmira City Schools, a literacy program, Arnot Odgen Hospital, and the Arnot Art Museum. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 38 years, Charles H. Voorhees, M.D. and sister, Alice H. O'Connell. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Martha K. Voorhees Barnes (Thomas) of Springdale, AR, Nancy H. Voorhees Balenske (Kenton) of Annapolis, MD, Ann H. Voorhees Kirchner (Stephen) of Fallston, MD, Elizabeth H. Voorhees Aiello (Paul) of Merrimack, NH, Margaret H. Voorhees Wood (Garry) of Clay, NY; son, Peter C. Voorhees (Karen) of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren, Cathy, Rob, Meredith, Christopher, Lauren, Elizabeth, Meg, Margaret, Christine, and Alex; great-grandchildren, Matteo, Luca and Dante; sister Margaret R. Hoar, Pensacola, FL; brother-in-law Neal H. O'Connell, Mystic, CT; and five nieces & nephews. A private graveside service will be held. A Memorial Service, on a date to be determined, officiated by Rev. Felicity White, will be held at Park Church, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Avenue, Elmira NY 14903, or Glen Meadows Foundation, 11630 Glen Arm Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057-9403.  Arrangements by McComas Funeral Home, Maryland and McInerny Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – October 4, 2012   


HALL Joseph

Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, October 20, 1937, Pg. 3

Joseph Hall, for the past 30 years a resident of Tioga, died at 4pm Thursday [10/14/1937] after a short illness. He was born in Delmar May 22, 1854, son of James and Mary Van Natar Hall. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Frances Dorr Hall, seven daughters, Mrs. Frank Gould of Borden, NY; Mrs. (unreadable); Mrs. J. M. Faulkner, Mrs. Robert Hale, Mrs. Nancy Gamble and Mrs. Anson Towner of Corning and Mrs. Lee Williams of Addison; and three sons, Joseph Warren, S. R. Warren and C. L Warren of Corning. The funeral was held Sunday at the Baptist Church at Borden, NY; burial in the Elk Creek Cemetery.  


HAMANN Iris Elizabeth Jerger

94, of Painted Post, NY died at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Iris was born August 15, 1918 in Clarence, NY, the daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Miller) Hamann. She married William C. Jerger on July 2, 1938 and was a homemaker. One of her favorite past times was spending summers at her mobile home on Keuka Lake and enjoying her family.  Surviving are her daughters; Linda Sutton of Painted Post, NY and Nancy (Tom) Ellis of West Valley City, Utah, grandsons; Scott Sutton of Painted Post, NY, Timothy (Kathy) Sutton of Ohio, Leo (Carol) Ellis of Utah, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her husband, William “Mike” Jerger on September 25, 1972, sisters; Marge Sagerman, Erna Parker, Doris Christ, Ruth Wadel and brothers; Arthur, Rudolph, Martin, Elmer, Edward and Warren.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be held at the family plot in Transit Rural Cemetery, Bowmansville, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY.  Those wishing may send donations in Iris’s name to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, One Intrepid Square, West 46th St. & 12th Ave., New York, NY 10036, or to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.    Corning Leader - September 26, 2012   


HARDING Gerald A. "Homer"

Resident of East Smithfield, PA. On September 27, 2012 my best friend and husband for the past 48 years gave up his struggle against cancer at his home with family by his side. Homer will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Beverly (Porter) Harding, brothers-in-law, John (Shirley) Porter of Elkland, PA and Vern (Carol) Porter of Painted Post, NY, nephews and nieces, Barry (Tammy) Porter, Yvonne Terwilliger, Duane Terwilliger, Scott (Tammy) Porter and Brenda (Doug) Tong. He is also survived by several great nephews and nieces. Homer also leaves behind treasured friends Dick Austin, Ken Stevens and many others too numerous to list. Homer was predeceased by his mother Millicent Harding, step-parents, Fred and Pauline Harding, much loved Aunt Rie and Uncle Bruce Nichols and his dearly loved dogs, especially Max. Homer was a veteran of the US Navy having served from 1965 through 1969. He retired from Trayer Products in 2007 after 42 years of employment. Homer loved restoring his old cars and was an active member of Sullivan Trail Model A Ford Club. He was also a member of Model A Restores Club, Model A Ford Club of America, Shoebox Ford Club and Early V-8 Ford Club. He took great pride in restoring his 1931 Model A Coup and his 1951 Ford Custom Coup. He especially his old cars when touring with club members or just out for rides with friends. He always said he met the nicest people when he was driving one of his old cars. A special thank you to the staff, nurses and volunteers of the Guthrie Hospice for the compassionate care. Homer's instructions were that there be no calling hours or funeral service. He also requested that those wishing to make memorial contributions do so to, Four Paws Rescue, 1978 Jackson Center Road, Millerton, PA 16936. Arrangements are by the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY 14894.   Star Gazette – September 29, 2012


HARRIS Herbert Harris

age 83, of Waverly, New York died on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Elcor Nursing Facility, Horseheads, New York.  The celebration of Herbert’s life will be Friday, October 12, 2012 at In His Presence Church, 115 Richards Street, Southport, New York with the Pastor David Fleming honoring his memory at 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.  Birth Date: November 06, 1928  Birth Place: Brookneal, Virginia       Funeral home obituary – October 4, 2012    


HARTMAN Cathy A. Hartman

of Town and Country Estates in Troy, went to be with her Lord Sept. 15, 2012.  She is survived by daughter, Danielle M. Kraus, Oswego, NY; 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, and Julia Horton of Elmira; uncle Donald W. (Jackie) Powers, Elmira; 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 was held Sept. 22, at the Baptist Church in Fassett.  Canton Independent Sentinel – September 29, 2012 


HEDRICK Robert T. “Ted” Hedrick, Jr.

77, of Athens, died on Monday, October 1, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  He was born on May 2, 1935 in New Haven, Conn., the son of the late Robert T. Sr. and Marion A. Ciagersmith Hedrick.  Ted resided in New Haven with his parents until he was nine when he moved to Athens, Pa., with his father after his mother’s passing. He was then raised by his grandmother, Julia Hedrick. Ted graduated from Athens Area High School in 1954 and joined the US Coast Guard, serving for 20 years, retiring in 1984. He served in the Vietnam Conflict receiving the VSM Award with two Bronze Stars. He was employed with Ingersoll Rand, Athens. Ted enjoyed hunting with his dogs, spending time outdoors enjoying nature, and watching TV. He was a Lifetime Member of the V.F.W. Skiff-Bower Post #1536 and American Legion Post #246.  He is predeceased by his Uncle Oscar Hedrick, 2001 and special friend John Palipkonich.  Ted is survived by his cousins Jack Hedrick of Waverly, N.Y., and Marcella Bearsley of Litchfield, Pa., and friend Judi Palipkonich.  Friends and family may call on Monday, October 8, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Andrew Weidner, Athens United Methodist Church, officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Ted’s memory to: Boy’s and Girl’s Club, 4103 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20019 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105.  Sayre Morning Times – October 4, 2012    


HESSLER Charles K. Hessler

68, of Athens, Pa., died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at the Sayre House following an extended illness with his family by his side.  He was born on June 30, 1944, in Rockville Centre, N.Y., the son of the late Charles B. and Dorothy F. Hessler of Valley Stream, Long Island, N.Y.  He is predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Francis and Lenna Mead of Andover, N.Y. and brother-in-law Raymond Mead of Corning, N.Y.  He is survived by his wife, Maxine of 48 years; children Marc and (Mary Todd) Hessler of Rochester, N.Y., Bill and (Karen Patnaude) Hessler (grandchildren Christopher, Sean, Janelle, Connor, and Sarah) of Lincoln University, Pa., Matthew and (Mindy Barber) Hessler of Sayre, Pa., Jennifer and (Timothy) Shaw (grandchildren Patrick, Elizabeth, and Molly) of Sayre, Pa.; sister-in-laws Charlotte (Mead) Harrison of Andover, N.Y., Yondase Mead of Corning, N.Y. and several nieces and one nephew. Thanks to the many close friends who cared for him and visited him in the hospital. A special thanks to, Joe Fabregas who spent countless hours supporting Chuck and Maxine during Chuck's long hospital stay.  He lived and attended school in Valley Steam, N.Y. and attended State University of New York at Buffalo and graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Chuck taught in Lawrenceville High School in New Jersey for two years and in 1968 accepted a full time teaching position at the Sayre High School. Chuck was a staple at the Sayre High School and taught woodshop, metal shop, graphic arts for over 36 years. He was also a lifetime member of Sayre Education Association, NEA, and PSEA.  His hobbies and activities included: Boy Scouting, Camp Brule Maintenance Committee, woodworking, muzzle loading, Model A Club, Habitat for Humanity, CHE-HANNA Rock and Mineral Club and serving on the board of trustees at the Athens Methodist Church. He loved traveling, RV camping and Motorcycle riding.  He was most proud of his loving family, his wife of 48 years, four fabulous children and eight wonderful grandchildren. He has touched many lives through his teaching and his legendary humor and kindness. He was instrumental in helping educate multiple generations and he will be forever remembered and missed.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Charles' life will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at the Athens United Methodist Church, Athens, Pa. with the Rev. Andy Weidner honoring Charles memory. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Chuck's memory may be made to Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810 or to the Boy Scouts of America, specifically, Camp Brule, 159 North St., Forksville, PA 18616, (Camp Brule).  Towanda Daily Review – September 29, 2012  


HEYMAN Miles B. Heyman

77, of Scottsdale, AZ, born in Elmira, NY and formerly of Dayton, Ohio died on October 1, 2012. He was a proud graduate from The Ohio State University and was president of Miles Sales Company and owner and founder of Children's Wearhouse, a chain of children's clothing stores in Southwest Ohio. In his retirement he enjoyed traveling the world, painting, reading nonfiction and sharing his knowledge of history with his 9 grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sherry, son Bruce and his wife Vicki, son Richard and his wife Alyse, daughter Wendy and her husband Armin Sabeti, his brother Norman, grandchildren David and his wife Alison, Liza & Caroline Heyman, Sam, Lesley & Ben Heyman, Miles, Garret & Michelle St. Louis and 1 great grandchild, Emma Heyman. Funeral Services were held at Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Phoenix, AZ. Memorial contributions may be made to The Chicago Council of Global Affairs, in memory of Miles B. Heyman, 332 South Michigan Ave. #100, Chicago, Illinois 60604, or the Jewish National Fund Trees for Israel, 78 Randall Avenue, Rockville Center, NY 11570 or a charity of your choice.   Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

Star Gazette – October 5, 2012 


HILLMAN  Mrs. Blanche Johnson

- Age 68 of Maiden Lane, Millport, formerly of 163 Orchard St. Friday January 10, 1969. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 10:30 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Peter & Paul’s Church. Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Survived by husband, Lewis; daughters, Mrs. Percy (Lucille) Reasor of Big Flats, Mrs. Norman (Lorena) Carpenter of RD# 1 Pine City, Mrs. Fred (Gladys) Mathews of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Pete (Louise) Shadduck of Lockwood, N.Y. Mrs. Raymond (Virginia) Golden of Millport; sons; Edward Johnson of Chemung, Luther Johnson of Elmira, Thomas Johnson of Millport; 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Henry (Nina) Kipferi of Millerton. Mrs. Minathorne (Myrrah) Kress of New York City, Mrs. Jennie Anderson of Bentley Creek, Mrs. Grace Cole of Bentley Creek, Miss. Eva Hillman of Jobs Corners; brother, Jess Hillman of Elmira. Mrs. Johnson was a retired employee of the Remington Rand Office Machines. Division of Sperry-Rand Co. - Elmira Star-Gazette


HILLMAN Richard Joseph Hillman

age 58, of Vienna, Va., died on September 30, 2012 at the INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Richard is survived by his loving wife Margaret Ann “Peg” Hillman; son Jonathan Hillman (Candice) of Reston, Va.; parents, James and Louise Hillman of Sebring, Fla.; siblings: Arthur Hillman of Campbell, N.Y., James Michael Hillman of Waverly, N.Y., Thomas Hillman of Hagerstown, Md., Margaret Rose Hillman of Tonowanda, N.Y., Patricia Mowers and Deborah Hillman, both of Rochester, N.Y., and John Hillman of Chicago, Ill.; as well as mother-in-law, Joyce M. Card of Waverly, N.Y.  Richard was previously employed as a managing director at the United States Government Accountability office.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday Oct. 5, 2012 at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170; where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Interment will follow at Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Herndon, Va.     Sayre Morning Times – October 3, 2012



71, of Athens, Pa., died on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at home following a brief illness with her family by her side.  She was born on December 12, 1940, in Ithaca, N.Y., the daughter of the late Russell W. and Gladys Rittenhouse Hollenback.  Mary was a member of the Church of God, Sayre. She was an active member of the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, a member of the Bradford County Fire Police, served as their Chaplain, and was a member of the Mountain Spirits Bird Rescue.  She is predeceased by her great-grandsons Ayden Shepherd and Dale Thomas Wade III, and grandmother Harriett Braund.  She is survived by her husband of 23 years William at home; children, Charles and Wyneta Stone of Montrose, Pa., Carletta Stone of Windfall, Pa., Steven Stone of Tunkhannock, Pa., Michael and Trudy Stone of Athens, Pa., James and Kimberly Stone of Tunkhannock, Pa.; step-children, Tina and Dale Wade of Sayre, Pa., Linda Timm of Sayre, Pa., and Lonnie Timm of Sayre, Pa.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Cheryl J. Carey of Towanda, Pa.; and brother, Russell Hollenback of Towanda, Pa.; aunt, Veronica Hollenback of Towanda, Pa.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends Glenn and Debbie Smith and family.  Friends and family may call on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, Pa., from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. A celebration of life service will follow at 4 p.m., with Chaplain Linda Rogers from Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company and the Rev. Edward Reichman from the Church of God officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Mary’s memory to: Guthrie Cancer Research, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 or First Church of God, 416 North Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 or Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.   Sayre Morning Times – September 28, 2012    


JELLISON Donita B. Shepherd

79 years, of Brown Hollow Road, Corning, NY, died Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY. Born February 5, 1933 in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and the late Fannie (Saxbury) Jellison. Donita and Arlen Shepherd were married January 3, 1952 in Corning, NY. He predeceased her in 2006 after 54 years of marriage. She is survived by five children, Renn (Robbin) Shepherd of Dundee, NY, Steve (Jill) Shepherd of Coopers Plains, NY, Cheryl (Jim) Kull of Corning, NY, Melissa (Tim) Mandell of Corning, NY, Kim Radfar of CA; grandchildren, Aaron, Damon, Angela (Jeremy Palmer), Dawn and Ryan Shepherd, Tommy Brautigan, Zach, Elijah and Ian Kull, Mallorie, Tim Jr. and Corrina Mandell, Kamand, Tannaz and Ladan Radfar; great grandchildren, Andrew, Allen and Justin Aldrich, Cameron, Carissa, Courtlyn and Caidyn Palmer; sister, Cindy Bates of Corning, NY; and two brothers, Richard (Ann) Jellison of NC and Ernie (Lois) Jellison of SC. In addition to her parents and husband, Donita was predeceased by her son, Brett Shepherd (1992); grandchildren, Chris Shepherd and Eric Shepherd; brother, Jesse Jellison; and sisters, Joyce Gerow, Shirley Gerow and Jeanne Scranton. Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A memorial service will be held there at 5 p.m. immediately following calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be given in Donita's name to: Meals on Wheels, 144 Cedar St., Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – October 3, 2012     


KLEMME Pamela C.

Loving sister, aunt and daughter, age 56, of Syracuse, NY. Pamela died Wednesday September 19, 2012 in a car accident on Highway 13. She was born on March 18, 1956, daughter of Ursula Klemme and the late Kurt Klemme in Somerville, NJ. Pam dedicated 33 years of her life working for the New York State Division of Youth. She helped hundreds of underprivileged, disadvantaged and troubled children improve their lives. She started as a counselor and worked her way up to director of group homes and large facilities caring for youth. Her kindness and caring will be missed by many friends and co-workers. She is survived by her mother Ursula of Horseheads, NY; brother, Robert, nephew Erich and niece Jessica of Long Beach, CA. The family will be having a private memorial in her memory on Sunday September 30th.  Star Gazette – September 27, 2012     


KRACOSKI  Marjorie J. McDonald Yonkin

age 87, of Dushore, PA died on Monday, October 01, 2012 at the Hershey Medical Center, in Hershey, PA.   Margie was born in Lopez, PA on November 27, 1924 the eldest of four daughters of Joseph A. (Skeeter) & Mary M. Zondory Kracoski. She graduated from the CherryTwp High School a member of the class of 1942. She married Andrew L. McDonald of Dushore, PA on April 26, 1945 and lived in Dushore her entire life. Andy predeceased her on December 4, 1983.   Margie worked at the Sullivan County Court House in Laporte where she was appointed the Domestic Relations Officer by the Judge when that office was created in the 1980’s. She also worked the news desk at The Sullivan Review for several years. She married John H. Yonkin of Dushore on October 15, 1992. They spent their winters in Ft. Myers, FL and he predeceased her on December 12, 2000.  She was a member of St. Basil’s Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. Margie was a loving mother and grandmother and great grandmother and had a great gift for detail.   Surviving: are one daughter, Marie Pedro Bonanni of Dushore, PA; three sons: Michael J. (Deborah) McDonald of Muncy Valley, PA, Mark J. McDonald of Dushore, PA, and Richard L. (Charlotte) McDonald of Carlisle, PA; 8grandchildren, Domani Pedro, Laura Mackey, Stephanie McDonald, Michael McDonald, Kaitlyn McDonald, Shawn McDonald, Stephen McDonald, Alyssa McDonald; 4 great grandchildren; step-children, Thomas (Mary) Yonkin, Sayre, Pa; Frank (Bonnie) Yonkin and John (Kathy) Yonkin, Dushore Pa; Kathy (Gene) Brown CT; step-daughter-in-law, Linda Farrell Yonkin; 14 step-grandchildren Karen Yonkin, Maryanne Yonkin, Mark Yonkin, Patrick Yonkin Peggy Yonkin, Ina Yonkin, Carol Yonkin, Connie Yonkin, Shawn Yonkin, Ethan Brown, Evan Brown, Emily Brown Brian Yonkin, Stephen Yonkin, and 7 step-great grandchildren; three sisters: Mrs. Dorothy M. Deegan, of Clarks Summit, PA, Mrs. Marian K. McMahon of Laporte and Mrs. Joan (Walter) Ammerman of Clarks Summit, PA. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Thomas McDonald on August 23, 1978 and stepson Larry Yonkin in November 2003.  A Transferal Service will be held on Saturday Oct 6, 2012 at 8:30 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 A.M. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Dushore, PA.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M and from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home.   The family will provide the flowers and ask that Memorial Contributions be sent to St. Basil’s Restoration Fund, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614 or the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614.   Funeral home obituary  – October 2, 2012     


LATINI Mildred W. Latini

87, of Albuquerque, NM, died quietly on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, in her home surrounded by family.   She had a full and productive life, born Nov. 16, 1924 in Montrose PA. She was married to Fiore Latini for 54 years; he preceded her in 2003. She was an intelligent, beautiful, strong woman who gave unconditionally to her family, friends and community; she will be greatly missed by many.  Mildred is survived by her four children, Col. Norman John Latini, Retired, Teresina Latini-Arnold, Ramona Latini- Biddle, and Fiore R Latini, II; six grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren and her sister, Charlotte Bullock.  She graduated from Penn State with a master’s degree in education. She began her career as a teacher in Pennsylvania and Nevada, and then moved to Albuquerque to spearhead the Dairy Council of NM, retired from the USDA/Cooperative Extension Service in 1986, working both in Washington State and New Mexico. She was a member of National Federation of Press Women (Past President), American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Home Economist of the year 1989, Past President NM Public Relations Society of America, Past President NM Press Women and many other voluntary organizations.  Mildred was laid to rest next to her husband. A graveside service was held Saturday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. at Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale SE.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – October 5, 2012     


MAGGESE Robert Sr.

Age 67 of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Elmira, NY died peacefully on Monday October 1, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. Bob was born May 30, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA the son of the late Donato and Edna Maggese. He was a former employee of Thatcher Glass Company in Elmira Heights, NY. Bob was an avid New York Mets fan and enjoyed time spent with his family. Mr. Maggese is survived by his children Tricia (Todd) Kerbein of Horseheds, NY, Robert (Rene) Maggese Jr. of Largo, Florida, Steve (Mike) Maggese of Terrell, Texas; grandchildren Todd (Ambir) Kerbein Jr., Justin (Ashley) Kerbein, Robert (Adrianna) Maggese III; great grandchildren Bentley Maggese, Brayden Kerbein, and Adilynn Kerbein; brothers Paul Maggese of Tampa, Florida and Dennis Maggese of Turlock, CA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. In addition to his parents, Bob was also predeceased by his daughter Jennice Maggese and by his brother David Maggese and by a special friend Mary Hannon. At Bob's request there will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service Celebrating Bob's Life will be held in Tampa, Florida at the convenience of the family.    Star Gazette – October 5, 2012 


McDONALD Dorothy A. Griswold 

Big Flats: Age 88, of Big Flats, NY died peacefully Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Dorothy was born May 20, 1924 in Corning, NY a daughter of the late Omar and Susan Henyan McDonald. She was a graduate of Corning Northside Blodgett High School and was employed with Knickerbocker's Soda Bar for many years. She was a Charter member of the Big Flats American Legion Women's Auxiliary and a member of the Eastdale Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. She is predeceased by her husband, William E. Griswold and granddaughter, Julie Berry. Dorothy is survived by her family; daughters, Janice Kozinsky Lynch, Sandra (Michael) Wood Berry, Dawn Wood Collins (loving partner Stanley "Petie" Reed), Darla (Bert) Wood Adams; son, Dr. Brett (Janet) Wood; grandchildren, Shawn Lynch, Jennifer Berry, Scott Bayley, Matthew Bayley, Mark Bayley, Laira Bigham, Andrew Boyd, Hannah Wood, Charlotte Wood, Robert (Kathleen) Adams, and Melissa Adams; six great grandchildren; brother, Lawrence McDonald and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 2PM-4PM with her Funeral Service to follow. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband at Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY at the convenience of the family. The family would like to express their gratitude for the support of CareFirst (formerly Southern Tier Hospice), Alzheimer's Association, and Council on Aging. Kindly remember these agencies through memorial contributions.    Star Gazette – October 5, 2012  


McPHERSON Eleanor Aline Thompson

96, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the Bradford County Manor.  Eleanor was born on Feb. 5, 1916, in Rummerfield, Pa., a daughter of the late John K. and Alphia Wells McPherson. She graduated from the Camptown High School in the class of 1931.  After graduation she worked locally, and then met and married Leland Thompson, on March 1, 1936. He predeceased her on Jan. 3, 1966. She helped tend to the farm and later went to work for the Wyalusing School District, and then American Meter Co, until its closing, and then Taylor McCarty and Sons, until retiring in 1981.  In retirement she stayed very active. She volunteered for the Area Agency on Aging, serving on their advisory board. She was a member of the Camptown United Methodist Church, the Camptown United Methodist Women, the Camptown Civic Club, and the Wyalusing Senior Citizens group. She served as a member on the Election Board for Wyalusing Township and was very proud of her 71 year voting record for Bradford County. Eleanor was a past Worthy Matron and Secretary for the Order of Easter Star Wyalusing Valley Chapter No. 523 and Meshoppen Chapter No. 70, as well as a past District Deputy. Eleanor was the first curator of the Wyalusing Valley Museum. She authored numerous articles for the Towanda Daily Review and Slice of Life, as well as local news items for the Rocket Courier. She thoroughly enjoyed doing crafts; she especially enjoyed Halloween and making Halloween costumes. Eleanor loved cooking for her family and friends.  Surviving: are daughters Kathryn E. (Donald) Benjamin, Catasauqua, Pa. and Jody (Mern) Stroud, Wysox, Pa.; grandchildren Donald E. (Chyrl) Benjamin Jr., Charleston, S.C.; Alan D. (Ann Marie) Benjamin, Bordentown, N.J.; Elizabeth (Daniel) Forman, Sinking Spring, Pa.; Scott C. (Nikki) Benjamin, McDonald, Pa.; Frank L. (Stacey) Thompson, Wyalusing, Pa.; Aline (Jason) Petlock, Waverly, N.Y.; Jeffery L. Williams, Des Moines, Iowa, Abigail J. Robinson, Endicott, N.Y., Eric W. Thompson, Los Angeles, Calif.; Erin (Jon) Smith, Atlanta, Ga.; Also 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons John F. Thompson in 1987 and Charles Edward Thompson in 2006; great-grandson Emery Joseph Robinson in 2012; brother, John McPherson and sister, Alice Snyder. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Camptown United Methodist Church, Camptown, Pa. with Rev. William Westbrook officiating. Friends and family may call at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service. The Order of the Eastern Star will have a ceremony at 11:30 a.m.   In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Camptown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 163, Camptown, PA 18815; or the John F. Thompson Scholarship Fund, c/o Pennsylvania College of Technology, 1 College Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Towanda Daily Review – October 1, 2012    


MOHILA Susan Renninger

69, succumbed to a long term battle with cancer on Oct. 1, in her Chestnut Hills home in Towanda.  Born Susan Marie Mohila in Pottsville, she attended Pottsville High School, where she was co-captain of the Bull Dogs Flag Twirling Corps. Referred to as "Susie," she was voted by her many high school friends to be the most likely to dance her way through life.  Susan was a loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be remembered for her love of playing games with her grandchildren and her remarkable generosity towards all at Christmas.  Her passions were all about the home, complete with a maternal insistence that there would always be an overabundance of home-cooked food on the table, true to the Slovak-Polish tradition. Most especially, she helped everyone she knew care for their home and loved spending time doing gardening and other yard work.  Preceded in death by her sister, Mary Shapella, Susan is survived by her sister Lucille, wife of Carl "Skip" Brown, Pottstown; sons Harold J. Renninger, III and wife, Rose, Ulster, Kevin P. Renninger and wife, Karen, Allentown, and Kyle D. Renninger and wife, Shannon, East Smithfield; grandchildren Brandon, Krysta, Logan, Levi, Justine, Emma and Chelsey Renninger; great grandchildren Trevor, Carter and Holly Renninger; and many loving nieces and nephews.  Susan's final resting place will be alongside her mother, Catherine Mohila, in the Charles Baber Cemetery on Market Street in Pottsville, just a short walk from her childhood home. Funeral services for her immediate family will be held in Pottsville in the spring.  Her family wishes heartfelt thanks to all of her friends, neighbors, volunteers at Meals-on-Wheels, caregivers at Guardian Home Care, nursing support from the Towanda Memorial Hospital Hospice, and the faithful at Towanda's Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church — all of whom brought sunshine and comfort into her home on a daily basis during her final months.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Ss. Peter & Paul Parish, 106 Third St Towanda, PA 18848 or Towanda Memorial Hospital Hospice, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Renninger Family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – October 3, 2012  


MONCHAK TSgt. Edward M. Monchak

died on July 20, 2012 unexpectantly in Cocoa Beach, Fla.  He was born in Sayre, Pa., on November 21, 1957. He was currently a resident of Port St. John, and was a retired Air Force Technical Sergeant of 22 years.  He was currently employed by ITT of Patrick AFB. He was a loyal member of the American Legion.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Joseph and Mary Monchak; two brothers, John and Joseph; and step-mother, Elizabeth.  Survived by his son, Stephen (Kasie) Monchak; six grandchildren; sister, Irene Gale of Lakeland, Fla.; two brothers, Nicholas (Halina) Monchak of Lawrenceville, N.J., and Eugene (Pam) Monchak of Paisley, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.  A Funeral Mass with military honors was held on Saturday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Edward will be laid to rest in the Arlington National Cemetery with a graveside service on October 1, at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Air Force Aid Society, or The American Heart Association.   Sayre Morning Times – September 27, 2012    


NEUMANN Mary F. Merkel 

On the evening of Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, Canton resident Mary Frances (Neumann) Merkel died quietly at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was 86 years of age.  Born July 16, 1926 in Queens, N.Y., she was a daughter of Louis and Margaret Neumann, and widow of the late Robert Merkel. Throughout most of her adult life Mary was a health care worker and was employed by Martha Lloyd Services for many years, retiring in the 1980s. She was a woman of deep faith in the Lord, and was a communicant of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Canton, where she had served with the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family.   Mary is survived by her sons Robert Louis Merkel of Middletown, N.Y. and Thomas Charles Merkel at home; daughters Marianne Helen Garrison of Troy, Doreen Ann Stiles of Sunbury and Carolyn Joanne Williams of Covington; brother Louis (and Ann) Neumann of Hicksville, N.Y.; sister Dorothy Schachner of Jefferson Hills, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by husband Robert Merkel and sisters Margaret Zamla and Helen Neumann.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, N. Washington and E. Union Streets, Canton, with Fr. Michael McCormick as celebrant. There will be no public calling hours. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Towanda Daily Review – October 1, 2012 


PALMER Claude N. Palmer

81, of Waverly, N.Y. died at his home on Thursday night, Oct. 4, 2012 following a long illness.  He was born in Mainesburg to Claude C. and Gladys Spaulding Palmer on Sept. 8, 1931. Claude is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Lou Severn Palmer at home; his children, Tom (Kim) Palmer of Waverly, N.Y., Beverlee Wheeler of Waverly, N.Y., Lisa (Bob) Nocchi of Waverly, N.Y., Vicky (Andrew) Hickey of Sayre, Maryanne Geiss of Waverly, N.Y. and Scott (Penney) Geiss of East Smithfield; his sisters, Betty Spencer of Heathsville, Va. and Claudia (Roy) Johnson of Tucson, Ariz.; his brother Carl Palmer of Lakeland, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Severn of Waverly, N.Y.; and his brothers-in-law, Gary Severn and Randy Severn, both of Sayre. Claude is survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his close friend, Ted Chacona, as well as Claude's constant companion, his dog, Missy. He is predeceased by his parents, his son Gary, and his sisters, Audrey Clark, Mildred Shelman, and Kay Meisel.  Claude started Palmer Mobile Homes in 1961 on Rt. 17C in Waverly, NY and built Holly Park Terrace Manufactured Home Park in Lowman in 1971. Both businesses are now capably run by his children. He was a hard worker, dedicated to his manufactured home business, retiring in 2006 because of declining health. As one manufacturer's representative said, "He doesn't say much, he just keeps selling those homes."  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 14954, serving in Key West, Fla., Norfolk, Va., and Groton, Conn., where he witnessed the launching of the Nautilus, the first nuclear submarine.  Claude and his wife, Mary Lou, enjoyed traveling across the United States. He enjoyed music and particularly enjoyed trips to Branson, Mo.  Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  At the request of the family, donations in Claude's memory may be made to the: Greater Valley Ambulance EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840, Sayre Historical Society, P.O. Box 311, Sayre, PA, or J.E. Hallett Fire Department, PO Box 207, Waverly, NY 14892.  



Age 43 of Elmira Heights died after a long battle with diabetes on September 26, 2012. Scott was born in Elmira to Richard and Connie (Gee) Palmer. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Ryan Palmer of Elmira; daughters, McKenzie and Kristina Palmer and their mother Michelle of Elmira Heights. Sister, Kristina Palmer-States of Newfield, NY; Nephew, Kyle States, Aunts, Donna Gee, Linda (Curtis) Bolden and Judy Joslyn all of Horseheads, Uncle, Michael (Lorie) Cantaloupe of Cocoa Beach, FL; many extended family members and friends. He was a free soul living life his way. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads, NY on Tuesday from 4-5:00 pm. His service will follow at 5:00 pm. Those wishing may remember Scott with memorials to a fund for his children, c/o Connie Palmer 2518 Beckwith Rd., Alpine, NY 14805.   Star Gazette – September 29, 2012 


PARDOE Barbara Jean Huynh

53, formerly of Towanda, died at her home in Harrisburg on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. She was born on March 21, 1959, daughter of Violet Koser and the late Guy E. Pardoe Sr.  Barbara was a 1977 graduate of Towanda Area High School and a 1979 graduate of the Central Penn College in Summerdale. Barbara married the love of her life, AVan Huynh on April 28, 1979. She worked for DuPont for several years and then took a job working for PennDOT and ended her career with PennDOT in the accounting department. Barbara, as her co-workers would tell you, was a joy to be around, a good worker, and kept an upbeat attitude, and could not stand stupidity. She was a member of the Lt. Asa Stevens Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.   In 1999, she was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension in which she was told her life span would be 3-5 years, if she was lucky. She was allergic to the medicine and she told the doctor, I am your challenge and I have no intention of dying. So what are we going to do about it? A team of doctors came up with a solution, and with using the Hickman Catheter 24/7, she was able to live a normal life for the next 13 years. She had two things going for her, her optimistic attitude and her zest for life. Her greatest challenge was two years ago when she became a diabetic. She enjoyed life and she lived for her grandchildren.  Surviving is her husband, AVan Huynh of Harrisburg; two children, son, Jared of East Boston, Mass. and daughter, Mai-Lynh (Jeff) Cross of Williamsburg, Va.; her grandchildren, Savannah, Kaleigh, Maddox, and Camden Cross; mother Violet Koser of Macedonia; sister, Sandra Rodriguez of Phoenix, Ariz.; and brothers, Guy (Alena) of Lebanon, N.H. and James (Danielle) of Standing Stone. She has numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Barbara was predeceased by her father, Guy E. Pardoe, Sr. on Jan. 15, 2010, step-father, John Koser on Feb. 13, 2008, and brother, Michael, Aug. 23, 1994, grandparents Guy French on July 22, 1979 and Alice French on Dec. 24, 1999 of Standing Stone and Edith Pardoe on Feb. 7, 1971, and Grant Pardoe on Aug. 13, 1997 of Towanda.   The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at the Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home, Inc. at 2100 Linglestown Road in Harrisburg with visitation from 10 – 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Shoop's Cemetery Garden of Rest in Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.   Towanda Daily Review – October 3, 2012 


PICKREN Kathleen Parker 

Elmira: Age 49, died Monday, October 1, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Kathy was born in Mineral Wells TX, daughter of the late William Pickren and Norma Jean Pickren Burbank. In addition to her parents Kathy is predeceased by her sister Pattie Pickren and brother Tommy Burbank. She is survived by her daughter Tiffany Austin; sister Connie Faulkner; brothers, William, Michael, Stanley (Tiffany) Pickren, and Ricky Burbank. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service to be held at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.   Star Gazette – October 4, 2012  


PLUMMER Marion J. Gruver

age 93 and three quarters, resident of Sullivan Terrace,died on Wednesday evening, Sept. 26, 2012 at the Riverwoods in Lewisburg, with her loving family at her side.  Marion was born Dec. 10, 1918 in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late William Daniel and Elsie Wilson Plummer. She graduated from the Wyoming High School a member of the class of 1936 and from Albright College in 1941 with a B.A. in English.  She had a career in market research at Research 100 in Princeton, NJ.  She married Jack Gruver of Wyoming in 1943 and they resided 23 years in East Brunswick, N.J. where Jack was employed by the Sun Oil Co., retiring in 1977. They retired to Sarasota, Fla. for "the best years of their lives" and later returned to Toms River, N.J. in 1989 and then to the Pittston area in 1993. Jack predeceased her on June 28, 2001 after 58 years of marriage.  Marion moved to Sullivan Terrace in Dushore in 2002. She was well known in the community and was a member of the Dushore Tuesday Book Club. Marion enjoyed traveling especially on railroad trains and was an ardent New York Yankee fan. She spent every winter in Florida until 2011.  Surviving are two sons, William R. & Joan Gruver of Eagles Mere and Jack Gruver Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Jill and John Puleo of Lebanon, N.J.; three grandchildren, Amanda Puleo, Alexandra Puleo, Jackson Gruver; a brother: William E. and Helen Plummer of Salem, SC and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert W. Plummer of Akron, Pa.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at the Eagles Mere Community Church with the Rev. Deane S. Shively, officiating. Interment will be in the Eagles Mere Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore.  The family will provide the flowers and request that Memorial Contributions may be sent to The Lymphoma Foundation, PO Box 286236, New York, NY 10128 or Geisinger Health System Foundation, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822 MC40-20.  Towanda Daily Review – September 28, 2012


POTTER Lori Ann Potter

52, of Athens Twp., died on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at home after losing her battle with cancer.  She was born on April 30, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the daughter of the late Eugene and Caresta Forbes Potter. Lori worked at E.M.T.A.; a job in which she took great pride in. However, the job title she cherished most was being a mother and grandmother. She enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, and being outdoors. Lori loved spending time with family and friends, and knew how to put a smile on everyone’s face, always wearing one herself. She was the type of person that always made the best of everything no matter the situation.   Lori is survived by her son Chris Fisk of Milan, Pa., and daughter Jenny Fisk of Athens Twp. Pa.; grandchildren Briley Wheeler and Jocelynn Fisk; brother Robin (Linda) Potter of East Smithfield, Pa.; nieces and nephew Rachel Potter, Adam Potter, and Nevaeh Austin and partner Kassia Young.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the East Smithfield United Methodist Church, Church Street, East Smithfield, Pa., with Pastor Vern Jackson officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Lori’s memory to: American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.    Sayre Morning Times – October 3, 2012


REED Keith L., Jr.

age 51, of Clymer, NY, formerly of Salamanca, NY, died Friday evening, September 21, 2012, at his home. Born June 3, 1961 in Olean, NY, he was the son of Keith Sr. and Shirley Spink Reed, of 63 Adams Street, Salamanca, NY, who survive. Mr. Reed was a graduate of Salamanca High School Class of 1979. He earned his bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University and two master's degrees, one in education, and the other in administration from Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA. He was enrolled in the Superintendent Development Program through Oswego State University. He began his career in 1984 as a business and distributive education teacher at Horseheads Central School. He became the intervention specialist for Horseheads High School in 1995. In 1997, he was appointed assistant principal at Campbell Savona Middle/High School, and then assistant high school principal in Horseheads in 2000. In 2005, Mr. Reed became principal for the Sherburne-Earlville Central School District in Sherburne, NY. In 2011, he became the superintendent at Clymer Central Schools, Clymer, NY. Mr. Reed was a former member of the Rotary Club, Norwich, NY and of the 1st United Methodist Church in Salamanca, NY. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was an avid tennis and golf player. Surviving besides his parents are: 3 daughters, Katelynn (William) Olin, Megan Reed, Allison Reed, all of Horseheads, NY; 1 brother, Kevin (Heather) Reed, Killbuck, NY; 2 nieces, 4 nephews, several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Kimberlee Kay Reed Riley on November 28, 2000. Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY, on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, from 7 - 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday in the United Congregational Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with John Rough officiating. Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery, Salamanca, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Reed Education Fund c/o Cattaraugus County Bank, 550 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY.    Star Gazette – September 26, 2012


SCHOONOVER Marylou VanKurin

81 of 708 Evergreen Drive, Painted Post, NY, died Sunday September 30th, 2012 in the Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years Donald VanKurin.  Born in Canisteo, NY, July 24th, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Mildred (Warriner) Schoonover.    Marylou was a homemaker and loving mother. She joyfully worked for many years in the nursery at Erwin Valley Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.  She is survived by three daughters; Susan (John) Hendrickson of Pottstown, PA, Nancy (Paul) Braun of Lexington, KY; Heidi Vary of Elmira, NY and two sons: Donald (Chrys) VanKurin of Dallas, TX and Leon (Brenda) VanKurin of Corning, NY. She was a proud Grandmother to 13 grandchildren: Gabi VanKurin, John (Melodi) Hendrickson, Kyle Hendrickson, Michael (Meredith) Braun, Matthew (Carly) Braun, Melinda (Brian) Groff, Scott (Meghan) VanKurin, Megan (Eric) Peterson, Noel VanKurin, Alyssa (Richard) Kinner, Kayla Vary, Elijah Vary and Olivia Vary. She was blessed with 4 great-grandchildren: Sofie and Fiona Peterson, Madelyn Braun and Chrystian Kinner; brother, James (Gail) Schoonover of West Berlin, NJ.  Marylou was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.   Friends will be received at the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney St., Corning, NY on Thursday, October 4 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. where services will follow at 7:00. Interment will be at Chapel Knoll Cemetery in Painted Post on Friday.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Victory Highway Wesleyan Church in Painted Post, NY.   Corning Leader – October 2, 2012    


SEAVER Esther L. Swartz

90, of Owego, NY, died peacefully. She was the daughter of Russell and Esther O'Dell Seaver and wife of Floyd L. Swartz. She was predeceased in death by her parents; her husband; her infant son, Floyd; and brothers Charles Seaver and Russell Seaver; sister, Eileen Seaver; son-in-law George Ulrich; brothers-in-law, Robert Williams, George Spicer, Lester Swartz, Leon Swartz, Dick Swartz, and Dick Barnes; sisters-in-law, Mildred Hecht and Helen Gumaer. She is survived by her children, Les Swartz and his wife Jan, Dennis Swartz and his wife Cindy, and Beth Ulrich. In addition, she leaves grandchildren, Cindy Ann Motter, Mike Swartz, Michelle Stouffer, Kami Harpell, Kiersten Maloney, Dan Swartz, Fred Ulrich, James Ulrich, Robert Ulrich, and Katrina Rought; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sisters, Arlene Williams and Charlotte Spicer; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Seaver and Katherine Seaver; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Esther enjoyed working with numbers and such, was employed as a bookkeeper with many local municipalities and businesses throughout the years, including the Village of Candor, the Town of Owego, and most recently the Town of Tioga. She appreciated the challenge of a good crossword puzzle, a lively game of cards, camping with her husband and "goin' to the Downs" with her daughter. She was proficient in creating cross-stitch works of art for her grandchildren and painting pictures. At her request, there will be no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Esther's name to American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, or a charity of your choice. If you received kindness recently, pay it forward.    Star Gazette – October 5, 2012   


SERAFINI Rose M. Gardner

Rose M. Gardner, age 94, of Lopez, died  on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, after a brief illness.  Rose was born in Bernice on Dec. 22, 1917 a daughter of the late Eugene & Suzie Mattioli Serafini. She graduated from the Dushore High School and married William A. Gardner of Lopez, on April 7, 1945. He predeceased her on Oct. 22, 1989.  Rose began working at the Weldon Mfg. Co. of Lopez, and after it closed she was employed at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred from which she retired.  Rose led a simple life and enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo and playing the PA Lottery. She also had a strict daily regimen of keeping in touch with her family and her friends.  Surviving: two step-daughters; Lillian Verlardi of Riverdale, N.J. and Ruth (Wm. "Vince") Yudzeky of Lopez; a brother, Arno (Diane) Serafini of Mildred; two sisters Anne Decker of Mildred and Anita Sysock of Dushore; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held from 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding.  The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.    Towanda Daily Review – September 30, 2012


SHAFFER Richard A. Shaffer

61, of Media, and formerly of Lovelton, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 27, 2012.  Born in Meshoppen, in 1950, he was the son of Ruby (nee Woodruff) and Stanley Shaffer, both deceased. Richard worked for Proctor and Gamble for 35 years. He was a true man of God who loved his family and his country roots.  Richard is survived by his wife, Susan M. Shaffer; his children, Joshua Shaffer and Annie Shaffer. He was the dear grandfather of grandsons, Hunter and Takota and granddaughter, Jonica. He is also survived by his siblings Gary Shaffer and Connie Knolles.  Relatives and friends are invited to greet his family from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday followed by his memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity Assembly of God Church, 1022 Pottstown Pike, West Chester. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in the name of Richard Alan Shaffer, to the Jefferson Foundation, 925 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Arrangements by the Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA, 610-431-9000.    Towanda Daily Review – September 28, 2012   


SHEDDEN F. Dale Shedden 

On the evening of Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 Francis Dale Shedden of Covington died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following an extended illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was 67 years of age.  Born in Troy, Pa., on April 10, 1945, he was a son of Francis Howard and Evelyn (Morningstar) Shedden. As a boy he enjoyed playing Little League Baseball for Troy's team, and even qualified to play in the All Star Game in Williamsport. Throughout much of his adult life Dale worked as a poultry farmer for various area farms as well as for himself. In the 1990s he ventured into the stone business, selling weathered fieldstone for use as landscaping material.   In his free time Dale enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid sports fan with a strong sense of loyalty to his favorite teams and players. He enjoyed college basketball, and always rooted for Georgetown University. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and proud owner of team memorabilia, and when it came to NASCAR he always backed Kasey Kane. Dale was a cheerful, friendly man with a keen sense of humor who could "zing" you without your knowing it. He was also a devoted family man who found joy in spending time with his extensive family, who was at his side when he departed this life.  Dale is survived by his wife, Patricia, at home; son Kenneth Dale (and Tricia) Shedden of Athens; step-sons Kasey (and Terri Jean) Ellerson of Monrovia, N.Y., and Shane (and Kelly) Ellerson of Berkshire, N.Y.; brothers Boyd Shedden of Elmira, N.Y. and Jack (and Connie) Shedden of Canton, Pa.; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Evelyn Shedden; a brother Bryce Shedden and two sisters Janet Larabee and Bonnie Johnston. In accordance with Dale's expressed wishes there will be no calling hours. A time of remembrance and luncheon will be held at a later date, and will be announced by the family. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.   Towanda Daily Review – October 1, 2012   


SHELTRA Lisa L. Sheltra

50, of Montrose, PA, died Monday morning, Sept. 17, 2012 at Commonwealth of NEPA in Scranton following an illness.  Born Jan. 7, 1962 in Oswego, NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Arlene (Hotaling) Sheltra.  She was educated in the Oswego schools and was employed for many years in the construction industry.  Lisa enjoyed many things involving fishing, camping, cleaning and most of all having a great time with family and friends. She was a member of the American Legion.  Surviving are her two sons, Corey A. Inman and wife, Svitlana of Loris, SC and Robby L. Sheltra and companion, Megan of Friendsville; three grandchildren, Alik, Ella and Zofia; sister, Robin Clonan of Binghamton, NY; two brothers, Leslie Hotaling of Laceyville and Robert Sheltra of Liverpool, NY; stepbrother, Richard Mc- Millen of Lake City, FL and her stepfather, Gary McMillen of Florida.   She was preceded in death by her sister, Linde Newhall.  Private services and interment will be conducted at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – September 27, 2012   


SHOEMAKER William C. "Bill" Shoemaker

63, a Wysox resident and former Wysox businessman, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at his home following declining health.  "Bill" as he was known by his family and friends, was born July 10, 1949 in Meshoppen, Pa., the son of William E. and Gloria E. Moshier Shoemaker. He attended Towanda High School and in early years was employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox and the Taylor Packing Company in Wyalusing, Pa. Bill owned and operated the World of Wood in Wysox for 15 years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue.  He was a member of the Towanda Gun Club, Monroeton Rod & Gun Club and was a social member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda. Bill enjoyed the outdoors and big game hunting.  Surviving are his children Dwayne Allen Shoemaker of Wysox, Renay Ann (Earl) Chapman of Ulster, William Joseph (Cheryl) Shoemaker of Carlisle, Pa.; grandchildren Mitchell Shoemaker, Jesse and Justin Shoemaker, Tyler, Derick and Kara Chapman, Amanda and Jennifer Shoemaker; sisters Sally (Mike) Ryan of Durell, Linda (Tom) Muller of Canandaigua, N.Y. and Helen (Chris) Sitas of Herrickville, Pa.; half-sister Rosemary (John) Mallinson of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father William E. Shoemaker on June 4, 1991; mother Gloria E. Moshier Shoemaker on July 14, 2008 and by an infant brother.  Abiding with Bill's request, a private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Shoemaker Family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review – September 29, 2012 


SIMPSON Harper Olivia Simpson

of Lock Haven, PA died at birth September 25, 2012 at the Lock Haven Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Richard A. and Andrea Lynn Wheeler Simpson; two sisters, Hayley Jane and Hannah Elizabeth Simpson, both at home; maternal grandfather, Alan Wheeler, Millerton, PA; maternal great-grandparents, Rex and Jane Wheeler, Millerton, PA; paternal grandparents, James and Noreen Simpson, Loganton, PA; maternal great aunt and uncle, Sharon and Dale Roy, Millerton, PA and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. She was also predeceased by her cousin, Adam Roy. Services will be held Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA with the Rev. Doug Hodge officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hayley and Hannah Simpson Trust Fund, c/o Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St. Mill Hall, PA, 17751     Star Gazette – September 29, 2012 


SLOAN Sara D. "Sally" Kresik

91, of Park Place in Wyalusing, Pa., died on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa. Sally was born on Feb. 24, 1921, a daughter of the late Duncan and Elizabeth Walker Sloan in Turtle Creek, Pa.  She moved from North Braddock to the Wyalusing area in 2004 to be near her daughter Frances. She was a member of St. Helen Roman Catholic Church of East Pittsburgh, a member of Holy Cross Altar Society and the St. Helen's Christian Mothers.  Sara is survived by three children and their spouses Charles (Peggy) Zentner Jr. of Venice Fla., George (Toni) Zentner of Austin, Texas and Frances (David) Hindman of New Albany, Pa.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two husbands Charles Zentner and Frank Kresik and seven brothers and sisters.  Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday Oct. 1, 2012 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore Pa.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church in East Pittsburgh, Pa.  A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at the Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home, 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh, PA 15112.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's own choice in Sally's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – September 29, 2012  


STAGER Fawn M. Stager

55, of Fremont, Ohio, died on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at her home.  She was born on Oct. 19, 1956, in Wellsboro, to Jerry J. and Barbara K. Kriner Stager.  Fawn was a 1974 graduate of North Olmstead High School. She then received her B.S. in journalism from Kent State and her M.B.A. from the University of Toledo. Fawn worked in management for Praxair who recently acquired American Gas Group where she worked for the last seven years. She had previously worked at Techniform Industries in Fremont, was an instructor at Terra Community College and worked for the Limited Brands. Fawn enjoyed scrapbooking, bicycling, traveling, photography, baking, glass blowing and many other crafts. She participated in numerous fund raising events in the community. Fawn was a docent at the Toledo Art Museum and had an S.P.H.R. from the Society for Human Resource Management. Fawn served on the Terra Foundation Board of Trustees for many years. She was also co-chairman for the Sandusky County Catholic Schools Charity Auction.   Fawn is survived by her daughters, Allison F. Woodruff of Los Angeles, Calif., Tesia M. Woodruff of Oxford, Ohio; father, Jerry (Melba) Stager of Nebraska; mother, Barbara K. Stager of Palm Harbor, Fla.; brothers, Michael A. Stager of Superior, Mont., David J. (Gina) Stager of Boise Idaho; and former husband, Dr. Thomas Woodruff of Clyde Ohio. Fawn was preceded in death by her aunt, Donna Gulffrida and step-father, Taylor Brown.   Memorial donations may be made to the Fawn M. Stager Scholarship, c/o Terra Community College Foundation, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont, Ohio 43420.  Wellsboro Gazette – September 26, 2012   


TOWNSEND George Truman

George Truman Townsend, age 79, of Rutherfordton, NC, died  on September 25th, 2012 at Hospice of Rutherford County. George was a machinist in the textile industry, and was the son of the late Lester and Barbara Townsend. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Sue Townsend. Left to cherish his memory are his fiancée and caregiver, Elizabeth Harrison; his son, Duane Lee Townsend (Patricia) of Roanoke, VA; and daughter, Elizabeth Braswell (James) of Castalia, NC; goddaughter, Glenda Carey of Kannapolis, NC; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Donations may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County. Funeral arrangements will be private.   Star Gazette – September 27, 2012   


Van DINTHER Nicholas

Died September 22, 2012 in Ajax, Ontario, Born in The Netherlands, March 24,1936, Nick is survived by his sons Anthony (Karen) of Horseheads, NY, Nick (Katrina) of Ajax, Ontario, brother Joe and sister Willie (Jerry), treasured Opa to grandchildren Darryl, Glen, Nicolaus, Gary, Mieke and Paige. Predeceased by his loving wife of 44 years Maria, his sister Tonnie (William), grandson Spencer, and his close companion Ali. Nick was a valued board member of the Ajax Azzurri Soccer Club for the past 11 years. The family wishes to thank the staff of Ajax Pickering Hospital for their care and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held at Accettone Funeral Home, 384 Finley Avenue, Ajax, Ontario at 2:30 PM on September 29, 2012. The family will be greeting friends and relatives from 12:30 - 2:30 PM prior to the service. Urn placement will follow the service at Pine Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.   Star Gazette – September 26, 2012 


VARGA Ottilie "Otti" O'Neill

60 years of Post Creek Rd., Beaver Dams, NY, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 30, 2012 at her home. Born April 26, 1952 in Elizabeth, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Josef and the late Erika E. (Molzberger) Varga. Otti and William J. O'Neill were married July 8, 1972 in Watkins Glen. She is survived by her husband, William J. O'Neill; one daughter, Jennifer O'Neill of Beaver Dams, NY and one son, Daniel O'Neill of Hammondsport, NY and grandchildren, Audrey, Emmy, Dylan and Madison. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY.   Star Gazette – October 3, 2012  


WALBURN Dorothy M. Lunger

of Victor, N.Y., and formerly of Waverly, N.Y., died on Sunday 16, 2012 at age 85.  She was predeceased by her husband, Mark S. Lunger and daughter, Cheryl Ellis.  Dorothy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Dee Lunger; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; son-in-law Jerry Ellis; as well as several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be announced at a later date.   Sayre Morning Times – September 20, 2012


WALTER Sharon E. Causer

53, of Rush Township, died on Sept. 23, 2012 at home.  She is survived by her children, Jason Smith, Shelly Walter, and Robert Walter; her mother, Bessie Walter; six grandchildren, Jasmine, Robert, Ariel, Sierra, Brooklyn, Michael, and Jade; four brothers, Clayton, Ronnie, Howard, and Joey; three sisters, Diane, Lisa, and Lorrie; step-father Robert E. Butts; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Morris Smith.  Sharon was a member of the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Montrose. She liked to read and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Her family was her focus and would do anything for them.   A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at Bradford Memorial Park, Luther Mills. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead. Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Peoples State Bank, Sharon E. Causer Fund, P.O. Box 566, Wysox, PA 18854.   Towanda Daily Review – September 26, 2012    


WALTON Charlotte June Rundell 

Age 91, of Nancy St. in Elmira Heights, died Sept. 28, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born Aug. 14, 1921 in Elmira to Stanley and Jane (Terwilliger) Walton. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Rundell. Her surviving family includes her daughter, Jane (Ron) Edsall of Bradford, NY and son, Dr. Kenneth (Beth) Rundell of Clarks Summit, PA; grandchildren, Barbara (Shawn) Benedict, Camden Rundell, Thomas Rundell and Zackary Rundell. June worked at Remington Rand and the Horseheads High School Cafeteria. At her request, services with the Barber Funeral Home will take place privately. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to American Heart Association.    Star Gazette – October 1, 2012    


WEIGLE Barbara Barkley

age 73, died October 2, 2012, at Strong Memorial Hospital. Barbara was a resident of Canandaigua, NY. She is survived by Husband John T. Barkley, of Canandaigua, NY; children, Jody (Cappadonia) Smith; husband, Roger of Omaha, NE, Terry (Pelton) Haugland, husband Eric, of Trophy Club, TX, Tammy (Pelton) Welcher, husband Bill of Canandaigua, NY, R. John Pelton, wife Susan of Canandaigua, NY, Tracey (Pelton) Micham, husband Ben of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Jessica (Smith) Janssen, Amanda Smith, Emily Smith; great-grandchildren, Brayden and Nathan; nieces and nephews, Christine (Weigle) Skinkle, Carl Weigle, Michelle Weigle, and Martin Weigle and special friends, Sharon Hart and Rosemary and Wayne VanDerzell and her cats, Tipper and Sam. Barbara was born in Monticello, NY on April 30, 1939 to Helen (Yusko) and Walter Weigle. She had a brother, Phillip Weigle of Colorado, Phillip died on Feb 14, 2004 of colon cancer. Barbara graduated from Thomas Edison High School, Elmira Heights, NY, and class of 1956. Barbara was employed by Ontario County Motor Vehicle Bureau, Canandaigua, NY, as a Clerk, Supervisor, and Director. Prior to which she was employed by Lisk as a payroll clerk. Barbara loved to shop for antiques, jewelry, perfume bottles, and was also interested in researching her ancestry. Friends may call Tuesday, October 9 from 4 pm. to 7 pm. at the Fuller Funeral Home, 190 Buffalo Street, Canandaigua, where a Memorial Service will follow at 7 pm. at the Funeral Home. Pastor Donald Muller of Lutheran Church in Canandaigua, NY will officiate at the memorial service. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to either of the following organizations: Palliative Care Program - Office of Advancement, PO Box 278996, 300 E, River Rd., Rochester, NY 14627 or the American Cancer Society PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City OK. 73123.   Star Gazette – October 6, 2012   


WRISLEY Gladys Jean Wrisley Jerome

80, of Sayre, Pa., died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at her home.  Gladys was born in Burlington, Pa., on June 19, 1932 the daughter of Mahlon L. Wrisley Sr. and Ruth Harkness Wrisley. She was a graduate of Troy High School and later pursued her career as a beautician graduating from beauty school in Elmira, N.Y. On June 13, 1966 Gladys married Samuel C. Jerome Jr.  Gladys owned and operated her beauty salon in Sayre for over 10 years. She later enjoyed serving as a greeter at Wal-Mart in Athens Township for over 10 years. Gladys was very dedicated to her family and will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was a member of the Epiphany Parish in Sayre.  She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Samuel C. Jerome Jr., children, Vicky (Joey) Deloney of Pleasant View, Tenn., and Samuel C. (Sharon) Jerome III. of Minerva, N.Y, sisters, Lois Wrisley of State College, Pa., Elnora Stapely of Rochester, N.Y., Marilyn (Liston) Pepper of Burlington, Pa., brothers, Mahlon (Jean) Wrisley Jr. of West Burlington, Pa., and Stuart (Cathy) Wrisley of Burlington, Pa., sister-in-law, Sheila Wrisley of Burlington, Pa., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, two stepchildren and several step grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Ophelia Ayres and Eloise Likewise, and brothers, Duane and Russell Wrisley.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Epiphany Parish, S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, Pa. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Owego, N.Y.   Sayre Morning Times – October 4, 2012 


ZIMMER Laurence M. (Mike) Zimmer 

Erin, NY: Age 51 of Erin, NY died unexpectedly September 30, 2012. He was predeceased by his father Lawrence R. Zimmer on July 8, 2012. He is survived by his children, Matthew Zimmer and Melissa Zimmer (Josh Cokely); three brothers, Robert (Sharon) Zimmer, Thomas (Wendy) Zimmer and Joseph (Christine) Zimmer; one sister, Karen (Robert) Rounds and several nieces and nephews. A life ended way too soon, he will be greatly missed. Calling hours will be held Friday, October 5, 2012 from 1-2 PM with a 2 PM funeral service at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY.   Star Gazette – October 2, 2012    



? Jean Carbone

Jean died October 3, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Nicholas Carbone; sister, Joyce (Jack) Wilson; brother, Jim (Maxine) Webb; daughters, Gracie Carbone and Kathy (Rich) Capron; grandchildren, Chris and Emily Capron; great grandchildren, Sierra and Nick Carbone. She was known for being hospitable, open handed, thoughtful, and most of all faithful to Jehovah to the end. Services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2590 State Route 414, Watkins Glen, NY, 14891 at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 14th. Arrangements are under the care of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home.     Star Gazette – October 5, 2012  


? Marjorie N. "Ning Ning" Galacci

43, of Danville, Pa., died on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at Grandview Health Home following an extended illness.  She was born on Oct. 23, 1969 in Calatrava Negros Occidental, Phillipines. Marjorie enjoyed traveling, having been to Peru, Germany, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and the Philipines. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Marjorie was formerly employed by Wal-Mart, Sayre and the BX at Andrews AFB, MD, and Texas Instruments.  Marjore is survived by her son Benjamin Galacci of Sayre, Pa., ex-husband Michael Galacci of Ulster, Pa., several siblings, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marjorie's memory to: Saco Hill Christian Church, 4350 Covered Bridge Rd., Ulster, PA 18850. A special thanks to all who gave her the support she needed in her hard times and especially the staff of Grandview Health Home.  Towanda Daily Review – September 29, 2012    

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