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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.

BAKER Walter Francis Baker

age 81, of 38 Indian Hill Dr., Waterloo, N.Y. (formerly of Seneca Falls, N.Y.) died peacefully in his home on Oct. 12, 2012, after bravely battling cancer.  Walter was born on July 20, 1931 in Meshoppen, son of the late Francis and Eliza (Brotzman) Baker. He attended Bloomsburg State Teachers' College and Elmira College.  Walter proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 – 1954 in the 280 mm atomic gun battalion. He was a 59 year member of The American Legion where he dedicated his time serving as New York State Department Commander, Seventh District Commander, Seneca County Commander, and Commander of Kirk-Casey Post 366 in Seneca Falls. He was also the New York State Historian, State Chairman of Americanism, consultant on the National Children and Youth Commission, and involved with Boys State. Walter was always involved in the care and wellbeing of all veterans who served our country that he loved so much. Walter retired from the U.S. Post Office and was a spectrographer for Sylvania Electric, Corning Glass and Westinghouse and an administrative manager for Sarah Coventry and Phillip's ECG. Along with his wife, Beverly, Walter owned McCarthy Jewelers in Seneca Falls for over ten years.  He married Beverly Wood of Vestal on Sept. 10, 1955 and they resided in Wyalusing and Wysox, and Elmira Heights, N.Y. before moving to Seneca Falls, N.Y., where they lived for thirty-two years. They retired in West Melbourne, Fla.. Walter later moved to Waterloo, N.Y.  Walter was a long time member of The United Methodist Church in Seneca Falls. He had a passion for travel, especially cruising, playing golf, and spending winters in Florida. Walter loved being in the company of his family sharing memories and family traditions. In his younger days, he enjoyed baseball, basketball and softball.  Walter is survived by his daughters, Deborah (David) Eannetta of Waterloo, N.Y., Cheryl (Kent) Music of Forsyth, Ga., and Carol Baker of Lizella, Ga.; his grandchildren, Trisha (Mike) Sarno, Mary (John) Conley, Stefani, Allison, Blakly, and Whit Music, Abbie and Andrew Baker; great-grandchildren Gia Sarno, Elijah Music and a great granddaughter Conley expected in December; his sister, Mable LeBaron of Vestal, N.Y., sister-in-laws Shirley Baker, Betty Baker and Sandra Wood; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, of 46 years; father, Francis; mother, Eliza; sisters, Hilda, Frances and Jennie; brothers, George, Johnnie, Cyrus and Joseph.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Rev. Eleanor Collinsworth of the First United Methodist Church in Seneca Falls officiating. Interment will follow at the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen, with graveside military services conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, of Black Walnut, the Dennis Strong Post No. 457 American Legion of Tunkhannock and the Endless Mountains Post No. 3583 V.F.W. of Mehoopany. Friends and family are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make donations may do so to an American Legion charity of your choice or to The First United Methodist Church, 2 Chapel Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.  Towanda Daily Review – October 16, 2012 


BARTHOLOMEW Roberta D. Brown

77, of Westfield, died on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.   Born Aug. 20, 1935 in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Elton Bartholomew and Mary M. (Seeley) Daily. She is survived by her companion, Russell Miles; her sons, Charles Brown, Shinglehouse, Pa.; Terry Brown, Westfield; her daughter, Ruth Bennett, Louisiana; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Bartholomew, Galeton; Sam Daily, Whitesville, N.Y.; five sisters, Louise Mansfield, Detroit, Mich.; Frances Rising, Campbell, N.Y.; Iva Thomas, Bath, N.Y.; Betty Bartholomew, Elmira, N.Y.; Donna Lanager, Shinglehouse, Pa.; nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her sons, George, John and Billy, and her brothers, Edward Winslow and Leon Bartholomew.  A memorial service will be held at Riverside Manor, Westfield on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m.   In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to help the family with expenses.  Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.   Wellsboro Gazette – October 23, 2012      



age 94, of 407 Sixth St., Watkins Glen, died Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY. Anita was born in Watkins Glen, NY on October 12, 1918 and was the daughter of the late Gerardo and Angelica Pesqueli Bartolomeo. Anita married Joseph Hoy on June 24, 1938 at St. Mary's of the Lake Church. She was employed with Watkins Glen Central School, retired as a cook for the NYS Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls, and was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church. She is survived by her sons; Daniel (Stephanie) Hoy of Fort Bragg, California and Thomas (Margie) Hoy of Watkins Glen; granddaughter Megan Hoy; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Hoy; son, Robert Hoy; daughter, Susan Hoy; grandson, Jedediah Hoy; sisters, Bertha Capozzi, Nellie Capozzi, Lucy Edgerley, and Pauline Peters, and brothers John Bartholomew and Daniel Bartholomew. There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be celebrated at 'The Link' at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's of the Lake Restoration Fund, the Schuyler County Ambulance Corp., or the charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – October 21, 2012


BEAN Peter Warren Bean

of Orlando, FL died Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at home. His family includes his wife of 44 years, Joan D. Bean; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Spanky Spangler of Clermont, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Martin Whelan of Orlando, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Amy Bean of St. Cloud, FL; son and daughter-in-law, David and Jessica Bean of Windermere, FL; 9 grandchildren, Zachary, Christopher, Olivia, Dean, Bradley, Kian, Conor, Peyton and Trevin. Mr. Bean retired from being an Assistant Principal in the Elmira City School District and from being a United Methodist Lay Minister in New York where he served four churches. He also served as Town Justice in Erin, New YY after serving in the United States Army. After retiring to Florida, Mr. Bean became a charter member of Peace United Methodist Church in Hunter's Creek. He will always be remembered for his loving and gentle nature. He was a man of stellar Christian character and integrity with a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. Services will be held at Peace United Methodist Church in Orlando, FL on October 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude's Research Hospital.    Star Gazette – October 16, 2012   


BIERWILER Fritz W. Bierwiler, Jr

Age 71, of Elmira, NY, died on October 18, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, October 27, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. with funeral services following calling hours, with full Military Honors accorded at the funeral home. Rev. William Vallet officiating. Interment of Fritz's ashes will be determined at a later date. Fritz is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia (Sam) Bierwiler; daughter, Sally Ann of Rochester; five stepchildren, several grandchildren; and special cousin, Alice Dubois with husband James. Fritz was born in Pine City, NY on December 26, 1940 to the late Fritz W. Sr. and Katherine A. Bierwiler. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and retired from Trayer Products of Elmira. He was a member of the Big Flats American Legion, Big Flats Masonic Lodge No. 0378 F. & A.M. and Ridgebury Sportsmen Club. Fritz loved hunting, boating and four-wheeling. By order of the Master of Masonic Lodge No. 0378, members will meet at the funeral home at 12:45 p.m. for the Masonic Service at 1:00 p.m.  Star Gazette – October 23, 2012   


BRYANT Ronald Ronnie Raymond Bryant II

age 22, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Saturday, October 13, 2012 at his home. Ronnie was born June 17, 1990 in Biloxi, MS, a son of Ronald and Cindy (Keeney) Bryant. He enjoyed collecting Superman memorabilia.   Ronnie is survived by his parents, Ronald and Cindy Bryant of Lawrenceville, PA; a son, Ashton Nicholas Bryant of Lawrenceville, PA; maternal grandparents, Ray and Millie Keeney of Millerton, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Mathew Raymond and Nicole Bryant of Lawrenceville, PA; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Britney and Travis Vinsek of Millerton, PA, Mary Delorge of VA, Kayla and Jeff Smith of Corning, NY; nieces and nephews, Kenton Bryant, Kolton Bryant, Avery Vinsek, Sierra Vinsek and Lexie Vinsek. He was predeceased by sister, Kristi Bryant in 1987.  Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 6:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Laurie Greenlaw officiating. Memorial donations may be made to an Educational Fund for Ashton Bryant, c/o Citizens and Northern Bank, Main St., Tioga, PA 16946.   Star Gazette – October 15, 2012   


CAIN Candis Jean (Cain) Kipp 

On the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, Candis Jean (Cain) Kipp of Canton died quietly at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 60 years of age.  Born in Elmira, N.Y. on March 11, 1952, she was the daughter of Howard and Vera (Cole) Kipp. Candis lost her father at an early age and was raised by her mother Vera and stepfather Arnold Castle. She was employed for a while at Canton Manufacturing Company. However, her chance meeting with a man named Doyle Kipp led to romance and marriage, and she became a stay-at-home mom. Candis and Doyle raised a son and four daughters, sharing 27 years until Doyle's passing in 1998. Candis enjoyed camping, fishing, crocheting and other hand crafts, and family cookouts. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who will always be remembered as being the family peacemaker. She was a woman of faith who, in times of sorrow and tribulation, drew strength from the Lord's Holy Word. She is survived by her son, Allen (and Megan Boyer) Kipp; daughters Theresa (and Jeff) Wheeler, Carla (and Robert) Benedict, Jennifer Dubuisson, and Rebecca (and Daniel) Randall, all of Canton; brothers David Castle and Dennis Castle, both of Florida, Allen (and Barb) Castle of Bainbridge, N.Y., Steve (and Ellie) Castle of Canton, Dale Castle of Indiana; sisters Linda (and Rick) Caswell of Florida, Cathy (and Gene) Coleman of North Carolina; grandchildren Allen, Vanessa, David, Jessica, Brian, Robert, Doyle and Kevin; as well as her beloved canine companion, Oliver. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Cain, mother Vera and stepfather Arnold Castle, husband Doyle Kipp and grandchildren Candis Bonnell and Daniel Randall.   Visitation will be 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Service will follow at 6 p.m. with Rev. Tom Blackall and Chaplain Merna Caswell officiating.   


CAREY Richard Gordon "Dick" Carey 

Blossburg, PA: Richard "Dick" Gordon Carey, 66, of Blossburg died on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA surrounded by his family. Born on January 14, 1946 in Blossburg, he was the son of Glenn and Dorothy Carey. He was retired from the Southern Tioga School District. His favorite past times were spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, camping, and hunting. Dick is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette (Naylor) Carey; two daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Matt Harold, Pam and Andy Chamberlain; and son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Chrissy Carey. There are eight grandchildren, Brittany, Matthew, Faith, and Jett Harold, Scott, Caitlin and Andrea Chamberlain, and Isaac Staats. He is survived by his five sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Marlin Cohick, Peggy and J.B. Davis, Carol and Reid Chamberlain, Karen and Merv Harbold, Glenda and Chet Sherant; sister, Darlene Peffer; and sister-in-law, Shirley Carey; his mother-in-law, Marian Lindquist; by his in-laws, Richard and Susan Naylor, Garry and Carol Naylor, and Susan and Walter Morgan. He was predeceased by parents; his brother, Joe Carey; sisters, Lois Wandell and Deborah Herlocker; and his father-in-law, Robert Lindquist. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 23rd, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Freeburg Funeral Home in Blossburg and on Wednesday, October 24th, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. with funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Adam Pereira. Flowers will be provided by the family. Contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Blossburg, PA.   Star Gazette – October 22, 2012 


CASS Richard "Dick" Eugene Cass

79, of Lewisburg, entered into rest at 9:40 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at his home.  He was born Oct. 31, 1932, in Blossburg, a son of the late Carleton and Beulah (Padgett) Cass.  A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dick will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Dreisbach United Church of Christ, 875 Dreisbach Church Rd., Lewisburg, with the Rev. Michael Romig, officiating. Military honors by the Mifflinburg American Legion Post 410 will immediately follow the memorial service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. 3rd St., Suite F, Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.   Wellsboro Gazette – October 17, 2012   


COLEMAN Christopher Coleman, Jr.

86, of Rushville, PA passed away, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Born May 25, 1926 in Rushville, he was the son of the late Christopher C., Sr. and Cecelia (McManus) Coleman.  Mr. Coleman was a graduate of Rush High School. A life-long dairy farmer, he did custom fieldwork on local farms.  He enjoyed the outdoors, playing baseball in his earlier years, hunting and riding his four-wheeler.  Mr. Coleman was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, involved with the St Patrick’s Cemetery Association and formerly served on the local board of the former Agway Company.  Survivors include his wife, Genevieve (Bomberski]); a son, Dennis Coleman of Rushville; a daughter and son-in-law, MaryAnn and Robert Haefner of Apalachin, NY; grandsons Joey and Mikey Haefner; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Hugh and Eleanor Coleman of Elizabethtown, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, a son, Bill Coleman, and grandchildren, Elizabeth and Christopher Haefner, predeceased him.  Services were held on Monday, Oct. 15 with a mass at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Friendsville.  Family and friends called from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Montrose.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either St. Patrick’s Cemetery Association, c/o Mike Coleman, 39 Curley Road, Montrose, PA 18801, or a charity of your choice.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – October 18, 2012    


CONWAY Ann C. Knoll

Died Sunday, October 21st, 2012, at the age of 93. She was living at home which is how she wanted it. Her mother was Elda Dye and father was Lauren John Conway. She married Marvin E. Knoll who died August 1, 1978. They had three daughters, Nancy K. Elliott, Elizabeth J. Knoll (Spears) and Katherine J. Knoll. Unfortunately Elizabeth died on August 4th, 2012. She has two grandsons, Robert and David Elliott, who gave her 5 great-grandchildren, Makayla Olson, Andrew Elliott, Bryce Elliot, Zachary Elliott, and Alexander Elliott. Ann was very involved in the horse 4-H program working with many wonderful horses and their kids. She was involved with dog obedience for her many dogs. She was very involved with their Morgan horse farm - KNOLLCREST MORGANS. They raised, trained and showed these horses. If she found the right home she sold a few of them. Her favorite division was carriage driving. She has one mare at home - KNOLLCREST BIT OF ELEGANCE. Ellie was born when she was 70. She hooked and drove her mare by herself until last year. Another big part of her life was working at various shows as show secretary. This was before computer programs were available to help with this. She worked with Dr. Charles Hart at Syracuse International for quite a few years. She also worked at quite a few Morgan shows including the NY Amateur Show, NYMHS Show and 4-H shows. She and her family went to NYSMHS All Morgan show since the beginning for fifty years. The American Morgan Horse Association awarded her a Masters Certificate. Calling hours will be held Thursday, October 25th, from 4-6 p.m. followed by a funeral service at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. Interment will be Friday, October 26th, at Coit Cemetery, Central Square, NY. Committal ceremony will start at 1:00 p.m. Donations may be made to American Morgan Association, 4066 Shelburne Road, Suite 5, Shelburne, Vermont 05482-6908/802-985-4944.   Star Gazette – October 23, 2012   


COVERT Michelle Simonovich

51, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.  She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother and dear friend to everyone in her life. She will be profoundly missed.  Michelle is survived by her husband Mike Simonovich; her son and daughter-in-law Michael and Sarah Simonovich of Nashville, Tenn.; her daughter Chelsey Simonovich of Washington, D.C., and her son Jason Simonovich of Lawrenceville, Ga.  She was the daughter of the late Ed Covert and Lea Covert of Waverly, N.Y.  Her sisters and brother-in-laws are Glen and Sheri Neu of Hamondsport, N.Y.; (the late) Kathleen Covert of Virginia Beach, Va., Matt and Carole Noah of Ashburn, Va., Ken and Tricia Coral of Williamson, N.Y., and Doug and Peggy Bradley of Athens, Pa. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, October 21, from 6 - 8 p.m., and Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, October 22, at 11 a.m. Both the gathering of family and friends and the Celebration of Life Service will be held at Wages and Son’s Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, GA.     Sayre Morning Times – October 19, 2012  


DAVIS Elizabeth Ann Davis Holley

of Antrim, died Monday, Oct. 15, at the Aria Hospital, Philadelphia, after a brave battle with cancer.  Elizabeth was the daughter of Norman and Barbara (Thornton) Davis. Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Timothy; a son, John, at home; two daughters, Elizabeth Goodwin (Mike) of Canton, Melissa Holley, at home; four grandchildren, Michael, Thomas, Brendon, Joyce; a brother, Billy Davis of Antrim; father and mother-in-law, Thomas and Margaret Holley of Morris Run; two brothers-in-law, Michael (Candice), Steven; three sister-in-laws, Kathy (Paul), Robin (Bernie), Roxanne (Bud); nine nieces and nephews; two aunts, Betty Jean VanOrder, Vicky Reese; special cousins, Virginia Huck, Bonnie (Jim) Blessing, Marian Kanach and Pat (Paula) Davis. Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Elaine Davis. Elizabeth was an ambassador for the American Cancer Society. She enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, and quilting with her group.  A grave side service will be held at a later date.    Wellsboro Gazette – October 20, 2012


DENSON Eldred J. Denson

96 of Painted Post, NY, died Thursday October 11, 2012 in the Corning Hospital.  He was born March 7, 1916 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Fred and the late Florence Sherman Denson.   Eldred married Jeanette Markle of Big Flats, NY on November 20, 1941 in Avoca, NY and this past year celebrated 70 years of marriage.  Eldred was employed in the Purchasing Department at Ingersoll Rand Company, Painted Post, NY and retired in 1976 after 35 years of service.  He is survived by his beloved  wife, Jeanette, sister, Winifred Allen of Penn Yan, NY; son, Robert (Jan) Denson of Penn Yan, NY; daughter, Jane (Elwyn) Jimerson of Painted Post, NY; five grandchildren: Ami (Rick) Gydesen of Evans Mills, NY; Heather (Steve) Neuberger of Penn Yan, NY; Steve (Marie-Julie) Jimerson of Montreal, Canada; Gail (Mike) Watson of Fairport, NY; and Laurie Jimerson (Justus Fourie) of Capetown, South Africa; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Eldred was preceded in death by his brother, Robert who was killed in action in World War II.  There will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing may contribute to Care First (Southern Tier Hospice), 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, New York in Eldred’s memory.  Corning Leader – October 17, 2012 


EARLE Doyle G. Rogers

89, formerly of Waverly, N.Y. died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 after a lengthy illness.  Doyle and her husband, Howard, lived in Waverly most of their 67 years of marriage and, after retiring, moved to Port Charlotte, Fla.  Doyle was the daughter of the late Charles and Matilda Earle. She is survived by her husband, a son and daughter-in-law Howard and Toni Rogers, Jr. of Rialto, California, two daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and James Allen of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Cleo and Michael Horvath of Port Charlotte, Fla.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tina Lounsbury of Smithboro, N.Y., Jack Collins of Binghamton, N.Y., Wesley Arave-Allen of Albuquerque, NM and Christopher Allen of Ogden, Utah. Doyle was blessed with 8 great grandchildren.  A private family viewing was held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Port Charlotte, Fla.   Sayre Morning Times – October 15, 2012   


FARMER Robert L. Farmer

57, Elmira, died 10-05-2012.  Arrangements: Kalec Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – October 10, 2012


FITZGERALD Edward J. Fitzgerald III

age 38, of Dushore, died on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.  Eddie was born on Sept. 24, 1974 in Sayre a son of Edward J. Jr. and Cynthia M Caccia Fitzgerald. He graduated from the Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 1992. He married the former Ellie L. McCarty on Aug. 26, 2000. After school he was employed at Taylor Beef in Wyalusing and later at Osram Sylvania was employed at Craftmaster Corp. for several years and was employed by K&W Installations a subcontractor at Charmin Paper Products for the past 15 years.  He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, where in his youth he served as an altar boy, and a former member of the Mildred Fire Co. He was a board member and treasurer of the White Ash Land Association. He was also involved in T-Ball, Cub Scouts where he was Cub master, and as a coach for Little League. He was a loving father and most enjoyed being with his children.  Surviving are his spouse, Ellie L. Fitzgerald at home; two sons, Caleb E. Fitzgerald and Jacoby M. Fitzgerald and a daughter, Angel L. Fitzgerald, all at home; parents Ed and Cindy Fitzgerald of Mildred; paternal grandmother, Melinda Fitzgerald of Dushore and maternal mother-in-law, Linda McCarty of Dushore; two brothers, William and Shannon Fitzgerald, Wyalusing, and Joshua and Mariah Fitzgerald of Mildred; two sisters: Marcia and Gilbert Pedro of Mildred and Melinda and Richard Sweigart of Laporte; a special friend, Christine; and numerous cousins.  A Transferal Service will be held at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, with the Rev. T. Shawn Tracey O.S.A, presiding. The family will receive friends on from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Edward Fitzgerald children's scholarship fund, c/o Citizens & Northern Bank, PO Box 339, Dushore, PA 18614     Towanda Daily Review – October 18, 2012  


GARRIS Donald J. Garris 

Janesville, WI: Age 68, on Oct 15, 2012 died.  He was a long time resident of Elmira Heights. He worked for American LaFrance for 14 yrs. Went into business for himself, Spruce Up Home Repairs for 14 yrs. He closed his business and became an over the road truck driver, driving for Bay and Bay Transportation. He is survived by his wife of 48 loving years, Melvina. His children: June Bostwick Garris, Donnie A. Garris, Tammy Curren Garris, CJ Garris. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at In His Presence Church, 1155 Richard St. Elmira (off Cedar St), on Oct 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Flowers can be sent to the church.    Star Gazette – October 23, 2012   


GETZ Debbie A. Chapman

56, of Canton, died on Oct. 16, 2012 at The Gatehouse in Williamsport. Debbie was born in Lewisburg on March 19, 1956, a daughter of Russell Sr. and Geraldine (Julius) Getz. She had been employed as a home health aide for many years. She enjoyed watching soap operas, camping, playing horseshoes and motorcycles.  Surviving are her husband, Steve Chapman; daughter, Gerri E.J. Chapman; sons, John W. and Russell I. Chapman, all of Canton; a sister, Nancy Winters of Lewisburg; and brother, Donald Getz Sr. of Lairdsville.  Her parents, her first husband, Ralph Chapman Jr., and a brother, Russell I Getz Jr., all preceded her in death.  Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport. The Reverend Robert McKenzie, Pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Huntersville, will officiate.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from noon until the time of the service at 1 p.m.  Burial will be in Barbours Cemetery.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – October 20, 2012 


GLOVER Carolyn “Susie” Sparkuhle

73 of Corning, NY, died Thursday, October 18,th 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family and friends.  Born in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Adele (Schwarz) Glover. Carolyn married Ralph W. Sparkuhle March 27th, 1971. He predeceased her in 2011.  Carolyn graduated from Northside High School in Corning in 1957.  Carolyn was a Dietary Assistant employed by Corning Hospital for over twenty years, retiring in December of 2003. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and was a huge Boston Red Sox fan.  Carolyn is survived by one daughter: Marylou (Kevin) Segreve of Boston, MA; two brothers: Thomas Glover of Boxford, MA and  Robert (Sandi) Glover of Auburn, NY; nephew Rian Glover of Auburn, NY; Aunt: Frances Schwarz of Saratoga, NY; step children:  Shelley (Delbert) Wead of Walnut Ridge, AR; Laurie (Glenn) Wead of Watkins Glen, NY; and Amy (Frank) Kramarik of Elmira, NY; as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at Coopers Plains Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790.    Corning Leader – October 21, 2012    


GROVER Benjamin D. "Ben" Grover

64, of Genesee, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.  Friends called Friday at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, where funeral services were held on Saturday. Burial was in North Bingham Cemetery.    Wellsboro Agitator – October 16, 2012  


HALLAHAN Robert Casey

Edenton, NC: died Sept 25, 2012. He is survived by his wife Lisa, sister, Mary Ann Putt of Painted Post, his daughters: Stacey, Melissa, and Janalyn. Grandchildren: Adam, Jacob, Nicholas, Aaron, Christopher, Brittany & Brandon. Bob retired as Vice President of Marsh McLennan in the former World Trade Center. He was a member of the Edenton Kiwanis and Edenton Methodist Church. He also served in the Navy aboard the USS Saratoga. To honor his request, no services will be held.   Star Gazette – October 17, 2012     


HILL Robert (Rob) Hill, II

formerly of Waverly, N.Y., died at his home Saturday in Taberg, N.Y. on October 13, 2012.  He was born February 16, 2954, the son of Robert E. Hill, Sr. and Mary Jane Zimmerman; both valley area residents. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sue, of 22 years; a son, Jason, and daughter, Jennifer Hill, both from Florida; sisters, Suzanne Lewis of N.C., Natalie Hill Morris of Waverly, N.Y.; and numerous grandchildren.  Rob was predeceased by his sister, Toni Marie, and brother, David Paul, as well as his bonus dad, Raymond Zimmerman.  A service was waived due to personal beliefs and his request was no flowers but that donations be made to the Humane Society or diabetes research.   Sayre Morning Times – October 16, 2012     


JOHNSON T. Arthur "Art" Johnson 

84, former Towanda Borough Fire Chief, and well-known resident of 202 Lombard St. Towanda, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  "Art" as he was known by his family and friends was born June 30, 1928 in Towanda the son of the late Cornelius and Amanda Dean Johnson. He attended Towanda High School and in early years became employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Art subsequently served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On June 1, 1957 he married the former Margaret Sill in East Towanda. Following completion of his military service, he returned home to be employed by Valley Cities Gas and was later employed by Towanda Borough and GTE Sylvania for 25 years until his retirement in 1991. Following his retirement, Art served as a school crossing guard in Towanda for 10 years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. Art was an active and devoted member of the Towanda Fire Department for 68 years having served 3 terms as Towanda Borough Fire Chief. In early years, he participated in hose drill competition with Franklin Steam Engine Company, Towanda which won numerous awards over the years. Art was also active with the Towanda Fire Police until his health declined. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, the church vestry and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Johnson at home; children, Beverly (Bob) Sandor of Laceyville, Pamela (Charles "Bud") Emerson of Standing Stone Township, Bruce (Stacy) Johnson of French Asylum, Douglas (Tammy) Johnson of Endwell, N.Y. and Ronald (Fawn) Johnson of New Tripoli; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a special nephew, Fred Johnson Jr. of Towanda; and several nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred "Punk" Johnson in May of 2002.The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening at the Towanda Fire Station, 3 Elm Street, Towanda. A Requiem mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda with Rev. Maureen Hipple, Rector as celebrant. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the church. Interment will be private. Contributions may be directed to the Towanda Fire Department, 3 Elm Street, Towanda, PA 18848 in T. Arthur Johnson's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.    Towanda Daily Review – October 15, 2012    


JUDGE Jean M. Aker

age 86, formerly of 176 North Franklin Street, Corning, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers.  She was born on December 15, 1925 in West Pittston, PA, the daughter of Edward and Mary Judge.  Jean attended St. Vincent de Paul Church for many years and was retired from Marriott Corporation in Corning.   She enjoyed camping, crafts, and playing cards, and she loved to spend time with her family.   She is survived by her children: Patricia (Norman) Whittimore of Newark Valley, NY, Mary Lou (Tony Cantineri) Roberts of Corning, William Roberts of Barton, NY, and Donald Roberts of Tioga, PA; step-daughter: Marlene Aker (Kathy) of Tioga, PA; brother: Thomas (Gerry) Judge of Duryea, PA; sister-in-law: Fiona Judge of Tempe, AZ;  grandchildren: Kelly, Bridget, Benjamin, Anthony, Matthew, and Logan; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Jean was predeceased by her siblings, Billy Judge (years ago at a young age), Teddy Judge, and SMSgt. Joseph Judge (whom Jean raised from a young age).  Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning, on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.  A celebration of Jean’s life will follow calling hours there at 4:00 pm.   Corning Leader – October 17, 2012   


LAUDER Virginia Lauder Sayles

age 99 died October 2, 2012 at The Plains, Ohio. She is the widow of Henry Halsey Sayles, an Assistant Secretary and, for many years, a member of Corning Glass’s legal staff.  Mrs. Sayles was born in Binghamton, New York September 26, 1913, the only child of A. Gilbert and Helen Brewer Lauder. She attended Binghamton Public Schools, Wellesley College and, in 1935, graduated from Cornell University. While at Cornell, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority.  After graduation, along with her widower father, she toured Europe noting as they went signs of the impending war. Following her travels, she returned to Binghamton and, for the three years, taught high school science in the Binghamton Public Schools.  In 1939, she married Henry Halsey Sayles, a fellow classmate from Cornell, and moved to Elmira, New York where he was with the Sayles and Evans law firm. She remained in Elmira when, in 1942, Mr. Sayles became an officer in the US Navy. While he was gone, she was active in the Junior League, helped her mother-in-law, Julia Day Sayles, with her large victory garden and, when possible traveled with her two preschool children to connect with her husband when he was in port.  In 1954, Mrs. Sayles moved with her family to Corning NY where her husband was a member of the Corning Glass’s legal staff. In Corning, she was active in the PTA and volunteered in the local schools.  She remained in the Corning area until one June night in 1972, when Hurricane Agnes flooded the area and she and her husband were forced to leave by boat from a second floor window. As Mr. Sayles was scheduled to retire the next day and their children were grown, they first moved to Binghamton, NY, and then tried beach life in Jekyll Island, Georgia before settling in the Asheville, NC area where they remained for over twenty-five years. There she and her husband were active members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, the local NAACP and attended and supported many of the areas music, arts and theatre groups. In 2006, she moved to The Plains, Ohio.  Her Husband of 65 years died in 2004. She is survived by four daughters, Julia Sayles of Washington, DC, Molly Zak of Santa Cruz, California, Marjorie Shew of Stockport, Ohio and Carolyn Sayles of West Hamlin, WV, ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.   The family plans a Memorial in Asheville sometime next spring. Instead of flowers, friends are encouraged to give to the Memorial Fund at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ashville, NC, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801 or a charity of their choice.  Corning Leader – October 18, 2012


MAINE Helen Edmister (1918 - 2012)

BEAVER DAMS: Age 94, of Beaver Dams, NY, died on Sunday, October 21, 2012. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday from 4-6pm; followed by a funeral service at 6:00pm; Rev. Anne Campbell officiating. A committal service and burial will be held at 11:00am the following morning at Beaver Dams Cemetery. Helen was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School and a lifelong resident of Beaver Dams. She was a 65 year-plus member of the Moreland Presbyterian Church and the Olive Branch Grange #42 of Moreland. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Julia Maine, husband Clifford, son William, daughter Sharon Taylor, brothers Tracy and Clarence Maine, and great-grandson, Kyle Pack. Helen in survived by her children, Isaac Edmister (Ellie Savey) of Elmira, Morris Edmister (Thelma Carmell) of Beaver Dams, David Edmister (Chloe Gray) of Horseheads, son-in-law, Chuck Taylor; 23 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.    Star Gazette – October 23, 2012     


MATKOSKY John W. Matkosky

Was laid to eternal rest on Friday, October 5, 2012. He was born on January 6, 1943 in Mobile, AL to John and CoraLee Matkosky. Mr. Matkosky has battled lung cancer and most recently a partial hip replacement in Rochester, NY. As a young man, Mr. Matkosky enjoyed hunting and fishing on the lake and was most at home in the woods enjoying nature. He was a kind and gentle man and every morning he could be found at his beloved mothers having breakfast and discussing the day's events. He will be truly missed. Mr. Matkosky retired from Thatcher Glass after many years of service and at one time holding the position of supervisor. He is survived by his beloved mother, CoraLee Matkosky of Elmira Heights; beloved sister, Cathy (Ronald) Bostic of Whitesboro, NY. He was predeceased by his father, John Matkosky; brother, James Matkosky and also by his beloved Fannie, who he is now reunited with. Rest in peace my son and brother. All services were held privately and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – October 15, 2012   


MATTISON Maurice “Mouse” F. Mattison

Maurice F. Mattison, Age 82, of Waverly, New York also known as Mouse died Monday, October 15, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was a proud 60 year member of the IBEW and a former journeymen/lineman crew chief at Penelec Electric. He was known by many as the unofficial "mayor of waverly" walking with his distinctive N.Y. Giants attire and his walking stick. The true joy of his life was his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mouse was born November 18, 1929 in Elmira NY to Donald and Iona Mattison. He was predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend Dora in 1985, his parents and a brother Gary "Butch" Mattison.  He is survived by his children Mike and Paula Mattison of Waverly, David and Debbie Mattison of Cary NC, Timothy and Sandra Mattison of Elmira NY, Donald and Debbie Mattison of Waverly NY, Jeffrey and Dawn Mattison of Waverly NY, Brothers Donald and Shelva Mattison of Elmira NY, Jack Mattison of Watkins Glen NY, Sister Zoie (Suzie) and Fran Covert of Thomasville GA, Sandra Brown of Newfield NY, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and numerous neices and nephews. All who knew him loved him.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 2:00 to 4:00 PM., Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Mattison Bucket Service, 121 William Donnelly Industrial Pkwy, Waverly, New York, 14892. The celebration of Maurice’s life will be at 4:00 PM with family and friends sharing memories. A luncheon will follow the celebration. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Maurice’s memory may be made to one’s favorite charity.      Funeral home obituary – October 17, 2012  


MATTISON Robert J., Jr.

Age 29, of Pine City, NY, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Robert was born August 21, 1983 in Elmira, NY son of Robert and Barbara (Blanchard) Mattison. He was a graduate of Southside High School. Robert loved working out at the gym and was a member of Diamond Gym in Elmira. He was a very proud father to his son Robert III and loved all the joys of being a dad. Survivors include his parents, Robert & Barbara Mattison of Pine City; his son, Robert Mattison III of Endwell, NY; his love, Angela Kany of Endwell, NY; sister, Belinda & Michael Wood of Elmira; niece and nephew, Ryleigh and Nolan Wood of Elmira; maternal grandmother, Gayle Blanchard of Wellsburg; paternal grandfather, Oreste Libertore of Elmira; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Robert was predeceased by his sister, Shirley A. Mattison on January 19, 2012; paternal grandmother, Shirley Libertore; maternal grandfather, Robert Blanchard; and his infant brother. Family and friends are invited to call from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. His memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5 p.m. with Mr. Jerry Berbary officiating.  Star Gazette – October 17, 2012


MAYNARD Herbert Leroy "Herbie"

85, of Harrison Valley, died Saturday, October 20, 2012 In the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.  Born May 7, 1927, in Olean, NY, he was the son of Adelbert and Minnie Rarey Maynard. He was employed as a ride operator by Jubilee Park in Carolina Beach, NC.   Surviving are: three nieces, Annie (Jesse) Chaffee of Harrison Valley, PA, Ruth French of Addison, NY, and Candy Maynard of Olean, NY; five nephews, Charles Gynnip of Elmira, NY, Raymond Gynnip of Irving, NY, John Gynnip of Lakeland, FL, James Gynnip of State College, PA, and Harold Maynard Jr. of Enon, OH; several great-nieces and great-nephews, including special great-nieces, Jessica Chaffee of Elkland, PA and Virginia Doucette (children Nick, Patrick, Billy) of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; and great-nephew, Paul Bethlehem of Harrison Valley.   In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brother, Harold Maynard, Sr., infant sister Genevieve Maynard, and sisters Beatrice Gynnip and Amanda Maynard.   A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, October 26, 2012 in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Andover, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – October 22, 2012  


McCUTCHEON Lloyd M. McCutcheon

78, of Galeton, PA, formerly of Dryden, NY, died Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born January 16, 1934, in Harrison Valley, PA, he was a son of the late Howard and Louise (Hemmons) McCutcheon. Lloyd was a Veteran of the Korean War, having served in the United States Army. After his time in the service, he was a pipeline inspector who had worked in every state besides Arizona and Alaska. Lloyd was a lifetime member of the Galeton V.F.W., a member of the Galeton Moose, and a past member of the Goodyear Hose Company. He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. Lloyd is survived by his companion of 17 years, Sherry Bullock, Dryden, NY; two daughters, Machelle Y. (Dorr) Smith, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Sandra (Joe) Cimino, Galeton; three grandchildren, Adriane Y. Cimino and Joey Cimino, both of Galeton, and Andrew D. Smith, U.S. Air Force, N.J.; a brother, Lynn (Sharon) McCutcheon, Harford, NY; a sister, Janice Reynolds, Harrison Valley; and several nieces and nephews. Lloyd was predeceased by a son, Dirk M. McCutcheon, and a sister, Carol Elliot. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:00AM at the West Hill Cemetery in Galeton. Pastor Skeet Keaton will officiate. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Goodyear Hose Company or to Wounded Soldiers. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.   Star Gazette – October 21, 2012     


McLAINE Marion H. Winski

of Cover Road Tunkhannock died Thursday in the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was born in Scranton on Jan. 14, 1943, a daughter of Joseph and Agnes McLaine.  Marion enjoyed traveling, her family, grandchildren and the afternoon soap operas.  Surviving is her husband of 48 years David Winski; son Joseph and wife Kym of Warner Robins, Ga.; daughters Donna Valoroso and husband Vincent of Towanda, Marie Winski of Tunkhannock; grandchildren Samuel, Michael, Rachel, David, Marabeth, Madalyn and Aaron.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, Pa. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 tp 6 p.m. on Sunday from 4 to 6. Memorials may be sent to Triton Hose Company, P.O. Box 765, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 or to the Tunkhannock Ambulance Association, P.O, Box 322, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.  Towanda Daily Review – October 20, 2012  


MERRILL Charlotte Rozell

age 85 of Route 415, Campbell, NY, died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Absolut Care At Three Rivers, Painted Post, NY.  Born October 29, 1926 in Sayre, PA, she was the daughter of the late Francis C. and the late Edna (Lattimer) Merrill. Charlotte and Alvin D. Rozell, Sr. were married October 7, 1944 in New Hope, NY. He predeceased her January 31, 2000.  In her early years, Charlotte served as a waitress. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend. She loved the little people, believing wholly that they were and are our future. Her spirit of generosity and abundant love provided a safe haven for all the children, both her own and many others. Age didn’t matter. Love, Faith and Hope were her beliefs. She enjoyed canning, cooking, camping, reading, crafts and birds. She was very active in many groups, supporting the local community. She was a member of the Campbell United Methodist Church.  Charlotte is survived by seven daughters; Sheila (Don) Schaus, Lorraine (Gordon) Smith, Cheryl (Don, Jr.) Knowles, Sharon (Carmen) Marrano, Anita (Michael) McClure, Theresa (Geoffrey) Pollack, Cathy (Roy) Manning and one son; Alvin Rozell Jr, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, three brothers; Frank Merrill, Chris (June) Merrill, Herb (Judy) Merrill and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, Charlotte was predeceased by a daughter; Edna Davis, brothers; Noble, William and George Merrill and grandchildren; Renee Smith, Zachary McClure and Ezekiael McClure.  Friends and family are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 9 -11 am and 1-3 pm. A funeral service will immediately follow at 3:00pm. Interment will take place at the family plot in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY.  Flowers gratefully declined, In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be given in Charlotte’s name to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY 14903.    Corning Leader – October 21, 2012 


MONROE Carole M. Putman

71, of Gaines, PA, died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in her home.   Born January 5, 1941, in Sunderlinville, PA, she was the daughter of Harold and Mayjol Snay Monroe. She was married to Paul E. Putman, who predeceased her in 1995.   Surviving are: a son, Leigh (Janice) Monroe of Galeton; a daughter, Linda (Brian Becker) Huggler of Gaines; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Andrew (Regenia) Monroe of Sayre, PA, Anthony Monroe of Westfield, Albert (Alice) Monroe of Knoxville, PA, and Alan (Sherry) Monroe of Westfield, PA; five sisters, Carolyn Setzer of Elkland, PA, Cleoria (Mike) McCullen of Westfield, Corral Rose (Vane) Gunn of Knoxville, Cynthia Swimelar of Westfield, Crystal (James) Thorne of Ansonia, PA; a sister-in-law, Janice (Norman) Davis of Galeton; nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Alex Monroe; and three sisters, Cora Haner, Connie Monroe, and Clara “Kate”McCullen.   A Memorial Service will be held at a date and time to be announced. Burial will be in Parker Hill Cemetery, Sunderlinville.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – October 20, 2012   


MORLEY Jane M. Daniels

68, of Gold, PA, died Saturday, October 13, 2012.   Born July 23, 1944, in Wellsville, NY, she was the daughter of Chester H. and Betsey E. Young Morley. On June 11, 1966, in Gold, she married Clayton W. Daniels, Sr., who predeceased her in 1979.  She was a member of the Gold Church. Surviving are: two sons, Guy (Shelly) Daniels of Coudersport and Clayton (Luanne) Daniels, Jr. of Gold; ; a daughter, Betsey Daniels of Coudersport; a step-daughter, Diana Hinson of Bush, LA; four sisters, Jeannette Buck of Gold, Peg (Jon) Parshall of Athens, PA, Kathy Soule of Gold, and Cindy Alackness of Roulette, PA; a brother, Daniel (Nancy) Morley of Gold; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two aunts, Marguerite Wolfe of Pickerington, OH and Mildred Montgomery of Lansdale, NY; nieces, nephews, and cousins.   In addition to her parents and husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, Christopher S. Daniels, in 1995.  Friends may call Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday in the Gold Church, 35 SR 449 North, Genesee, PA 16923. The Rev. Frank Mickle, Pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery, Allegany Township.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gold Church, 35 SR 449 North, Genesee, PA 16923, the American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – October 15, 2012


MOSIER Nancy M. Finch

67, of Athens, died on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at home following an extended illness.  She was born on June 17, 1945 in Tunkhannock, the daughter of the late Frank E. and Esther Gillmer Mosier.   Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved spending time outdoors, especially in the summer tending to her flowers and yard. Nancy enjoyed playing cards, and games of all kinds, going to the casinos, loved all kinds of animals, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family.   She is predeceased by her first husband John H. Hillyard and her sister Vivian Morrell.  Nancy is survived by her husband of 22 years Everett at home, children Brenda Beers of Towanda, John (Lynette) Hillyard Jr. of Warren Center, Robert (Patricia) Hillyard of Lockwood, N.Y., Scott (Jackie) Hillyard of New Albany and Loretta Vargason of Sayre; several grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, Frank E. "Ed" Mosier Jr. of Rome, June R. (Jim) Victory of Rome, Malcolm C. (Peggy) Mosier of North Rome, William D. (Diane) Mosier of Rome, Weston W. (Barbara) Mosier of Warren Center, Charles F. (Michelle) Mosier of Syracuse, N.Y., Keith L. (Maryanne) Mosier of Rome Twp., Dennis D. Mosier of Rome and Leon W. (Holli) Mosier of Rome Twp.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  At Nancy's request, there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens.  Memorial donations may be made in Nancy's memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, PA 18810 to help defray the funeral costs.  Towanda Daily Review – October 16, 2012 


MUNN Renae Michelle (Munn) McGarry

53, formerly of Elmira, died Monday, October 15, 2012 in Buffalo, NY after an extended battle with cancer. Renae is survived by her mother, Marjorie G. Lagana of Waterloo, NY; sister, Tracey L. Magistro of Utica, NY and many loving family members and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 12:00 at St Luke's Mission of Mercy Church, 325 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY 14211. There are no calling hours. Family will receive visitors at the conclusion of Mass. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to St Luke's Church for community outreach or to your favorite humane society


NAUMAN Daniel P. Nauman 

90, of Ulysses, PA, died Monday, October 15, 2012. Surviving are a son, Jesse (Sandra) Nauman of Ulysses; four daughters, Janet (Charles) Ness of Skippack, PA, Jeanette (Donald) Miller of Ulysses, Mildred (Fred) Hershey of Lancaster, and Margaret (Marcus) Thomsen of Millersville, PA; three step-sons, Benjamin (Mary Jane) Newcomer of Lake Wales, FL, Glenn (Lisa) Newcomer of Elmira, NY, and Lynn (Sue) Newcomer of Emporium, PA; two step-daughters, Joyce (Harold) Lefever of Elmira, NY and Sharon (Larry) Cleek of Freeville, NY; 33 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and a sister, Rhoda (Earl) Metzler of Willow Street, PA. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Pauline Heller; his second wife, the former Reba Myer Newcomer; two sons, Jonathan and David; four brothers and a sister. Friends may call Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses and on Friday at the Valley Christian Church, Westfield, PA from 10:00 - 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Penn-York Camp, 266 Northern Potter Road, Ulysses, PA 16948; Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915, or Valley Christian Church, Westfield, PA 16950.  Star Gazette – October 16, 2012   


Nauman Daniel P.

90, of Ulysses, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.   Friends may call Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, and on Friday at the Valley Christian Church in Westfield, from 10 to 11 a.m., with funeral services following. Burial will be in Hess Mennonite Cemetery, Lititz, Pa.   Wellsboro Agitator – October 16, 2012


NAYLOR Merl Dennis “Denny” Naylor

60 years of College Ave., Corning, died Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA with his loved ones by his side.  Born September 1, 1952 in Corning, NY, he was the son of the late Merl and the late Evelyn (Burley) Naylor.  Merl and Gayle Bates were married on March 31, 1979; she predeceased him August 8, 2005. Denny served in the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 1973.  Denny worked for the Corning/Painted Post school district as a custodian with over ten years’ service. He was an active member of the Corning American Legion, John P. Eaton Post #746. He had a love for outdoor sports, being an avid hunter and fisherman. He had a real passion for Nascar (especially #2, the Blue Duece), college football, the Hokies, Buffalo Bills and the Atlanta Braves. Denny was known for his outstanding sense of humor and his extreme wit. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.  Denny is survived by his loving companion of five years, Marlene Hooey, Corning, NY, one son, Merl James (Jamie) Naylor, Addison, NY, sisters; Merlyn Cavallaro of Corning, NY and Darlene (Philip) Murphy of Martinsville, VA, brother; Nathan (Cara) Naylor of Largo, FL and brother and best friend William Naylor of Bath, NY, granddaughter; Courtney Naylor of Lindley, NY, stepchildren; Tracy Snyder and Robert Rood, sister-in-law; Mary Naylor of Painted Post, NY, special aunt, Bea of Dundee, NY, several nieces and nephews and best friend, Dorman Hooey, Jr., Corning, NY.; also, his canine companion, Gizmo.  In addition to his wife and parents, Denny was predeceased by a brother, Terry Naylor and brother-in-law, Anthony Cavallaro.  It was Denny’s wishes not to have calling hours. Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside service with full military rites on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 11:00 am at Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Painted Post, NY.  Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning has been entrusted with the arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to the American Legion, John P. Eaton Post, 8 Caton Rd, Corning, NY 14830.       Corning Leader – October 17, 2012 


OWEN Beverly Jane Owen Sechrist

age 65 of 939 Coburn Hill Rd, Laceyville (Silvara), died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2012 at her home in Tuscarora Twp., Bradford County.  Beverly was born on Aug. 26, 1947 in Sayre, the daughter of the late A. Floyd and Nellie Dickinson Owen.   She was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1965. Beverly worked at Donald Dean's in Montrose, and most recently worked for Chenango Industries in Chenango, N.Y. as a computer specialist.  Beverly enjoyed auto racing especially traveling throughout the United States to places such as to the Charlotte, Michigan, Phoenix, and Pocono raceways to follow NASCAR with her husband, Gary. She also enjoyed the local races at the Shangri-La racetrack. Most importantly she loved to spend time with her family and friends.  Beverly is survived by her husband of 38 years, Gary Sechrist of Silvara; a sister Linda (Richard) Voda of Silvara; brothers Laverne (Connie) Owen of Rome, James Owen of Canton, Harry Owen of Tunkhannock and Daryle "Woody" (Carol) Owen of Silvara; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Oct. 24, 2012 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Chaplin David Betts of Sacred Heart Hospice officiating. Interment will be at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery in Silvara. Family and friends may call at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to the time of the service on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.    Towanda Daily Review – October 23, 2012  


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Mrs. Job Schoonover, of Fredericksburg, VA, formerly of Cowanesque, PA died last week.   The funeral was held Friday; burial at Fredericksburg    


PARKER Geraldine P. Breitenbach (Gerri)

of Carlisle died at home on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the age of 89.  She was born Aug. 6, 1923, in Liberty, in Tioga County. She was the daughter of the late Gordon and Ruth Parker. She is preceded in death by her twin brother, Gerald (Buzz). She is survived by a brother, Llewellyn (Pete), Liberty. Her family nickname was Sis. While growing up she and her brothers walked a mile to and from the one room school in Liberty for eight years.  She graduated from Liberty High and the State Beauty School in Williamsport. As an Army wife, Gerri traveled extensively with her husband and children when they were stationed overseas. She was happy when her family finally settled in Carlisle. While being an Army wife she acquired the nick name of Gerri.Gerri worked as a teacher's assistant for the Capital Area Intermediate Unit #15 for 26 years. She also worked at the Officers' Club/Letort View for 40 years. While employed at the Club, she served former Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, Geraldo Rivera, Shirley Temple Black, "The Beaver" Jerry Mathers, countless Generals, and many others. She belonged to the Old Bellaire Chapter #375 Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and two Red Hat Societies. She was an active churchgoer and especially enjoyed attending church and being there for the groundbreaking of new Carlisle Barracks Post Chapel. As a child, she belonged to the East Point Methodist Church, Liberty.  Gerri is survived by her husband of 66 years, Joseph H. Breitenbach. She is also proudly survived by five children and eight grandchildren; sons, Joseph M. (Rusty) and his wife Paula of Carlisle, LTC (Ret.) Barry and his wife Jennifer of Montgomery Village, Md., Dr. Ray and his wife Mary Jane of White Lake, Mich.; daughters, Rita Breitenbach and her companion Gene Boyle of Carlisle, Penny and her husband Jim Torrence of Montgomery Village, Md.; her eight grandchildren, Jimmy, Kyle, Todd, Grace, Tessa, Scott, Daniel and Amanda, and several nieces. She cherished holidays and all times when her whole family gathered at the kitchen table.  Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, in the U.S. Army War College Memorial Chapel, Carlisle Barracks. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 219 North Hanover St., Carlisle and from 2:30 p.m., Friday until the time of service in the Chapel on Carlisle Barracks. An Order of the Eastern Star service will be at 2 p.m., Friday in the Chapel on Carlisle Barracks. Burial will follow in Westminster Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the East Point Methodist Church Fund, P.O. Box 43, Liberty Pa. 16930.    Wellsboro Gazette – October 17, 2012 


RARRICK Shirley Miller 

Age 75, of Watkins Glen, died on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. She was born on May 12, 1937 in Burdett, the daughter of the late Edwin and Emily Rarrick. She was a lifelong member of the Burdett Presbyterian Church and served as Deacon, Elder, and Clerk of Session. She was in charge of the church Harvest Dinner for many years. Shirley worked caring for children. She was a Mets baseball fan, enjoyed country music and loved having her dogs and cats. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank her loving caretaker April and her friends at Jefferson Village for their love and care. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday (Oct. 20th) from 1-2 p.m.; followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. and burial at Hector Union Cemetery in Burdett.    Star Gazette – October 18, 2012   


RICHNER William H. Richner

age 62, of Wellsboro, PA, died unexpectedly Saturday, October 20, 2012. He was born December 7, 1949 in Middletown, NY, a son of Milton and Virginia (Clauson) Richner. William was the owner of Richner's Flooring. He enjoyed hunting, riding his Harley, gardening, planting trees and flowers, bird watching and spending time at his camp. William was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War. William is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William and Rebeccah Richner of Covington, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Anthony Scopa of Bridgewater, MA; Wendi and George Carpenter of Gorham, ME; former wife and mother of his children, Lezlie Taggart of Hackettstown, NJ; five grandchildren, Brooke, Marissa, Dylan, Wyatt and Nolan; 4 brothers and sisters-in-law, Allan and Linda Richner of Westfield, PA, Don Richner of NJ, Steve and Julan Richner of Pleasant Mount, PA, Pete Richner of PA; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jessie and Robert Libby of Hackettstown, NJ, Sue Foster of Bethlehem, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 11:00 A.M. to Noon at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at the funeral chapel at Noon with Rev. Gerry Piper officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, N.E. PA Chapter, 1541 Alta Dr., Suite 204, Whitehall, PA 18052.     Star Gazette – October 22, 2012   



Patriot and Free Press – November 17-23, 2004

WELLSVILLE—Marion R. Rogers, 93 of 160 Seneca Street, formerly of Fulmer Valley, died Tuesday (November 9, 2004) at Highland Health Care Center.  He was born on May 31, 1911 in the town of Willing, the son of Eldrith and Betty (Knox) Rogers. In 1970 in Stannards, he married Mildred Briggs Hurler, who predeceased him in 1990. Marion was employed as an oil field worker in Allegany County and was a member of the Wellsville Grange. Marion is survived by a son, Charles Hurler of Westfield, Pa.; two daughters Pauline (John) Smith and Betty (Edwin) Kibbe both of Harrison Valley. Pa.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Vincent Helmhold. Friends called on Thursday in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. A funeral service was held on Friday in the funeral home with Rev. Regina Shaw presiding. Burial will be in the Stannards Cemetery. Memoriał suggestions include the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Company.


RYAN Edward H. Ryan, Jr.

47 years, of West Second St., Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Born December 2, 1964 in Bay Village, OH, he was the son of Edward H., Sr. and Sybil R. (Kane) Ryan. Ed formerly worked as a Financial Analyst for Corning, Inc. Ed is survived by Susan Ryan, Corning, NY and their children, Elizabeth Ryan of Corning, NY Edward Ryan, III of Corning, NY and Evan Ryan of Corning, NY; parents, Edward H. and Sybil Ryan; sister, Barbara Ryan of Lafayette, LA; loving companion, Karen Robbins, Elmira, NY and good friend, Bill W. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Christ Episcopal Church, 39 E. First St., Corning, NY on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., Father Charlie Tyo officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be given in Edward's name to a charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – October 19, 2012   


SMITH Georgia JoAnne Cecce

74, of Elmira, NY died peacefully after a long and courageous battle against cancer. She was born on January 1, 1938, in Johnson City, NY, daughter of George F. and Beatrice (Maines) Smith. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years Albert A. Cecce Jr; children Anthony and Christina (Glosser) Cecce, and Gary Cecce; grandchildren Justin, Joanna, Caitlin, Kristin, Alysia and Nicole. She was preceded in death by her cherished daughter Darci. She retired from St. Joseph's hospital where she worked as a Nurse's Aide. At her request there will be no memorial service, flowers, etc. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, Oct 27, 4-6 pm at the Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY.   Star Gazette – October 23, 2012   


STABRYLA Frank J. Stabryla Sr.

79, of Dushore, Pa., died at his home on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.  Frank was born in Mildred on March 10, 1933, a son of the late John and Mary Mihilak. He graduated from Cherry Township High School class of 1951. He served in the US Marine Corp. during the Korean Conflict. On Sept. 22, 1956 he married the late Ann Marie Coyle at St. Basil's Catholic Church in Dushore.  Frank worked for GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 37 years, until his retirement in 1992. He has worked the last 11 years for Acorn Market in Dushore.  He was a member of St. Basil's the Great Church of Dushore, Mildred American Legion Post, Dushore Fire and Ambulance Assoc., and the GTE Sylvania Century Club.  Frank was a devoted New York Yankee's fan and enjoyed crossword puzzles.  He and Ann Marie raised seven children Frank J. and Brenda Stabryla of Lost Lake, Robert E. Stabryla of Shavertown, James G. and Lori Stabryla of Scranton, Mary E. and Greg Girton of Lewisburg, Lori A Scampone of Montgomery, Joseph E. and Connie Stabryla of Dushore and William R. and Stacy Stabryla of Hillsgrove; four sisters Veronica Gallagher, Pauline Themas, Mary Hargrove and Blanche O'Brien; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Frank was preceded in death by his wife Ann Marie on June 20, 1999; four brothers and three sisters.  Family and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 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 at St. Basil's Church, Church Hill Road, Dushore with Father Joseph Hornick presiding.  Interment will be held in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Military honors will be accorded by the American Legion and Active Duty Military.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box, Dushore PA 18614.   Towanda Daily Review – October 15, 2012   



Providence Journal, 16 Oct 2007

Homer L. Stanley, 72, of Ten Rod Road, died Sunday at home. He was the  devoted husband of Sara R. Stanley. Born in Osceola, PA, a son of the late Harry Stanley and Pearl (Morseman) Stanley-Horton, he had lived in North Kingstown since 1994.  A veteran of The United States Navy, Mr. Stanley served in the Korean War.  Mr. Stanley had been employed for over fourteen years in maintenance with the Kent Center until his retirement in 1999, when he became a part time driver for the Kent Center. He enjoyed all kinds of food, traveling to many countries, learning new things, and reading his daily paper. Homer was a highly intelligent man, who when called upon always got the job done.  He was the loving father of Lynn King of Milford, CT, Kathleen "Kitty" Early of Charlton, MA, Janaina P. Stanley of Washington, D.C., and Jacquellina E. Stanley of Worcester, MA; the cherished brother of Aldine J. Colvin, Roger, Sylvia, and Vernon Stanley all of Osceola, PA; and the beloved grandfather of six.  He was the father of the late Eric L. Stanley and the brother of the late Cecil Stanley, Tyler Stanley, Loretta J. Letts- Stocum. Homer was not only a father and husband, but a friend to all and always willing to help others.  His funeral will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in THE CRANSTON-MURPHY  FUNERAL HOME of WICKFORD, 140 West Main Street, Wickford Village, North Kingstown. Burial with full military honors will follow in The Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.  


SZERSZEN William M. "Bill"

Age 66, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, October 11, 2012, after a long illness. Bill was the son of late Stanley Szerszen. He was born December 7, 1946 in Elmira. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy and after graduation he served in the U.S. Navy. From there he fulfilled his passion of serving as a fireman and paramedic with the Elmira Fire Department for 25 years. Upon retirement he loved to golf, watch sports and spending time with family and friends. In addition to his wife of 42 years, Lillian, he is survived by his four beloved children, John (Virginia) Szerszen, Tammy (Bob Dimirsky), Sandra (Michael Corsi), and Billie-Jo Szerszen; mother, Jeanne (D'Onofrio) Szerszen; sisters, Jeanne Schlect and Judy Rogus; brother, Joseph Szerszen. Additionally, he is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bill was a loving and caring husband, wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will truly be missed but forever remembered. Family and friends are invited to call the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake Street, Elmira on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. with Father Richard Farrell of St. Patrick's church officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Bill through donations to either the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.   Star Gazette – October 16, 2012       


TAYLOR General John

A Steuben County pioneer and Revolutionary War hero was honored Saturday, with fife and drum, songs and patriotic speeches.  And it only took Brig. Gen. John Taylor’s descendants 20 years and thousands of hours poring through historical records in New Jersey and Steuben County to locate his gravesite in Pioneer Cemetery.  “It’s taken a lot of persistence,” Taylor descendant Bob Worcester said.   Saturday, with Calvin Smith fourth grade fife and drummers leading the way, his family placed a headstone on Taylor’s grave and paid tribute in a ceremony sponsored by the Baron Steuben DAR.  According to family members, Taylor was a carpenter and miller from New Jersey when he joined the Continental Army as a 31-year-old private in the Fourth Hunterdon militia.   He swiftly rose through the ranks, participating in all the battles and skirmishes in New Jersey, including the battles of Trenton and Monmouth, and was part of the river patrol leading up to the famous Delaware River Crossing on Christmas. Taylor mustered out with the rank of brigadier general.   A widower, Taylor and his children also left indelible marks on Steuben County. Settling here in 1797, he helped literally build the area, plying his trade as a miller, along with his son George Washington Miller. He lies in Pioneer Cemetery, next to his son, whose tombstone is severely weathered by the years.   Some of his descendants moved to Canisteo, where they were civic and business leaders.  Taylor is a hero, leading the way for other heroes, DAR Chaplain Jan Kostolansky said.  “We esteem him for his patriotism and courage,” she said. “His willingness to sacrifice … a willingness that goes on even today.”  Corning Leader – October 21, 2012 


Van NESS Donald Van Ness

79 of Zephyrhills, FL and formerly of Elmira, NY died October 16, 2012 at the Gulfside Hospice in Zephryhills, FL after an extended illness. Don was born December 3, 1932 in Sayre, PA. He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Blanche Van Ness and brothers Robert, William, Ronald, Thomas and Charles Van Ness. He is survived by his wife June of Zephyrhills, FL and former wife Nancy of Pine City, NY. He is also survived by his daughter Terry and her husband Joseph Bellinger, Jr. of Pine City, NY, and sons Daniel Van Ness of Elmira, NY and Randy Van Ness and his wife Karen of Pine City, NY. Grandchildren Jodi Bellinger with Nick Myers and their children Gavin and Aiden Myers of Pine City, Katie Van Ness of Elmira, Jacob and Miranda Van Ness of Corning, NY, and his sister Margaret Gordon of Conover, NC. Don graduated from Southside High School in 1952 and went to work for Corning Incorporated that same year. After four months he left to join the U. S. Marine Corp where he was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. Upon his discharge he returned to Corning Incorporated where he retired after 40 years of service in 1992. Don will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cementary in Bushnell, FL.    Star Gazette – October 19, 2012   


VLIET Clara Vliet

93, formerly of Canton and Whitehouse, N.J. died Sunday evening, Oct. 14, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born on Nov. 12, 1918, Clara was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Katherine (Lomerson) Vliet. She possessed a special appreciation and knowledge of horses all her life. In earlier years, Clara worked as a caretaker for the Johnson & Johnson Corporation's Estate in Oldwick, N.J.   In 1963, she was proud to be involved with the U.S. Equestrian Team's training facility in Gladstone, N.J. She also cared for racehorses at the Paxton Estate in Bucks County and later was employed by the Lona Lobell Estate in Bedminster, N.J where she oversaw their horses until retiring in 1981.  Clara was a former member of Canton's Senior Citizens Group and the Canton Hospitality House. In addition to her love for horses, she enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers.  Surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. In keeping with Miss Vliet's wishes, there are no public funeral services. Interment will be in the Fairmont Cemetery, Fairmont, N.J. Towanda Daily Review – October 16, 2012   


WAITE Martha L. Sewalt 

Age 78, born June 12, 1934, of Chemung, NY, died after an extended illness at Elderwood Senior Care, Waverly, NY, on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Martha was married to Harry C. Sewalt; children, Kathy (David) Robinson, Harry (Phyllis) Sewalt, Karen (Douglas) Vaughn, Daniel (Alana) Sewalt, Donald (Heather) Sewalt, Timothy (Renee) Sewalt; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; and brother, Daniel and William Waite. It was Martha's request that there be no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home Inc. Those wishing may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Pat Tappan at Elderwood, 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly, NY. The family would like to thank the staff at Elderwood for their kind and compassionate care. Star Gazette – October 19, 2012   


WALKER Anne Walker Terry

52, of Elmira, died Monday, October 15, 2012, at her home. Born February 25, 1960, in Binghamton, NY, Anne was the daughter of the late Eleanor (Bischoff) and William Preston Walker. Anne graduated from Binghamton Central High School, attended Broome Community College and SUNY Morrisville. Anne was very outgoing and made friends easily. She will be remembered by many of her coworkers from NYSEG, Corning, Incorporated, Kent Brown Toyota, serving as a Notary Public, and Snap Fitness, which Anne owned and operated in Horseheads, NY. Anne enjoyed music, bowling, golf, gardening, and loved cooking. She was a loving mother and sister and will be missed by those who knew her. Surviving her are her sons, Brennan James Terry, Rochester, NY and Sean Preston Terry, Binghamton NY; her brother, Steven R. Walker, Vestal, NY; and her loving and supporting ex-husband, James E. Terry, Horseheads, NY. She is also survived by her niece, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held Monday, October 29th, 2012, at 12:00 noon at the Ernest H. Parsons Funeral Home, 71 Main Street, Binghamton, NY. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Anne's name to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods, Ithaca NY 14850.    Star Gazette – October 18, 2012 


WELCH Jeanette L. Welch (Jenne) Wilcox 

Jeannette L. Welch Wilcox, age 71, died October 15, 2012 at home under Hospicare. She was an active Jehovah's Witness for over 60 years and loved to talk about and study the Bible with interested ones. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gene Wilcox and three children, Esther Sams of Carrollton, TX, Neil (Rachel) Wilcox of Newfield, NY and Gerald (Emily) Wilcox of Arnold, MD; also four grandchildren, Kimberly Sams of St Louis, MO, Philip Sams of Carrollton, TX, Nichole (Dan) Rogers and Gene Wilcox, both of Baltimore, MD. A Memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1201 Danby Rd., Ithaca, NY on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Donations in lieu of flowers, can be made to Jehovah's Witnesses at the above address or Hospicare, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. Bangs Funeral Home is assisting the family.     Star Gazette – October 18, 2012   


WESTON William A. Weston

Age 71, born September 30, 1941, died Friday, October 12, 2012 after a lengthy illness with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He is survived by wife, Shirley A. Weston; daughter, Lisa C. Weston of Bethlehem, GA; son, Robert W. Weston II (Nicole) and their children, Emily and Jack of Fairport, NY; daughter, Brandy E. Reeve and her children, Tylor and Blake of Bel Air, MD; and son, William T. Reeve (Kirsten) of Pine City, NY; brothers, John R. Weston and Thomas G. Weston of Elmira, NY, Virginia Costello of Southport, NY. William was predeceased by his parents, Robert W. and Sybil E. Costello Weston; brothers, Norman M. and David J. Weston; mother-in-law, Donna L. Northrup. William retired from Anchor Glass Container after 47 years in various transportation assignments. He graduated from Southside High School and Elmira College & The College of Advanced Traffic. He formerly served as the president of Elmira-Corning Area Traffic Club, Twin Tier Transportation Association and the local chapter of Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity. William previously served as Assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scouts of America and spent six years in the US Army Reserves. Bill was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads. His interests included his family, History, Geography, reading, gardening and traveling, especially on cruises. Calling hours will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A Memorial Service will be held at First United Methodist Church 1034 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY on Friday, October 19 at 12:00 PM Noon. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions to CareFirst (formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care) or First United Methodist Church in Horseheads, NY for their "Prayer Garden".   Star Gazette – October 16, 2012



Corning Evening Leader – Friday, February 16, 1917

BINGHAM, Feb. 16—After a brief illness Ambrose Wheaton died at his home near North Bingham, Monday afternoon. Mr. Wheaton was 77 years old, had been a lifelong resident of Bingham township and was also a soldier In the Civil War. He leaves to mourn his loss besides his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Eugene Carpenter of North Bingham, Mrs. Charles Sherman of Bingham Center and Mrs. B. S. Drake of Ulysses; also one son Clinton Wheaton, of West Bingham, besides several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  His funeral was held Thursday at 1 o'clock at the North Bingham Church. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends.  



ULYSSES. Pa.. Jan. 31.—The body of Clinton Wheaton of West Bingham, Pa„ who died Friday in the Blossburg Hospital, where he submitted to a major operation, was brought Saturday to the home of his sister, Mrs. Cora Drake. The funeral was held Sunday In the Ulysses Free Methodist Church, the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Watson officiating. Burial was made in the family plot at North Bingham, Pa. Mr. Wheaton was 62 years of age. He was twice married, first to Miss Susie Hawley, to which union 11 children were born, seven of whom survive. His second wife was Mrs. Anna Smith, who survives. He leaves five daughters, Mrs. Ray Rogers, Mrs. Elmer Green, Mrs. Merle Crittenden, all of Whitesvllle. N. Y.; Mrs. Wayne Marsh, of Wellsville, N. Y.; and Miss Betty Wheaton of Texas; two sons, Clayton J. Wheaton, and one son, Donald, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Sherman of Bingham; Mrs. Cora Drake of Ulysses, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Ulysses Free Methodist Church and was widely known, having lived his entire life In Bingham, Pa., where he was highly respected.  A large number of friends and relatives from out of town were here for the funeral.   


WHEELER Ronald Leroy Wheeler

81, Elmira, died 09-29-2012.  Arrangements: Walter J. Kent Funeral Home.  Place of Birth: Corning, NY  Birthdate: January 30, 1931   Age:  81    Star Gazette – October 8, 2012



? Marie Alice Kaiser 

Age 86, of Elmira, New York, died in Lake Worth, Florida on October 19, 2012. Mrs. Kaiser was a teacher for 35 years in The Seventh Day Adventist school system. She was predeceased by her son, Duane in 1999. Mrs. Kaiser was appreciated as a loving wife of 60 years to William C. Kaiser; mother to Bonnie, Lewis and Lynn; grandmother of nine and great grandmother of one. She was a beautiful light in this world and led us towards the next.   Star Gazette – October 23, 2012   

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