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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.

APGAR Glenn W. "Mule" Apgar

Age 64 of Elston Hollow, Elmira, NY died November 7, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital following a brief illness. Glenn was born in Dryden, New York on October 23, 1948 son of the late Kenneth William and Helen Marie (Stedman) Apgar. He attended local schools and later entered the US Navy where he served during the Viet Nam War from 1967 to 1969. Following his discharge from the Navy he worked for many local trucking firms Include Daily Trucking and later was a self-employed truck driver.  Glenn had always liked a good party and enjoyed his family and many friends.  Survivors include a son Kenneth W. Apgar of St. Matthews, SC, a daughter Margie Rena Green of Wilmington, NC, five grandchildren, brothers, Kenneth A. Apgar of Dryden, NY, Perry Apgar of Orangeburg, SC and Lonnie Apgar of Orangeburg, SC, sisters, Verla Fletcher of Topeka, KS, Phyllis Dains of Homer, NY, Leah Gordon of Topeka, KS and Vivian Guthrie of Mt. Orin, OH. Glenn is also survived by his former wife Sandy D'Antonio.  Glenn’s wishes were for services to be private. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY.     Funeral home obituary  – November 10, 2012


BENNETT Charles G.

Age 76 of Elmira, died Friday November 2, 2012.  Beloved Husband and Father. Survived by wife, Cathy; children, Charles Bennett Jr., Gary Bennett, Sherry (Vinnie) Roldan, Todd (Mandy) Bennett; grandchildren, Anthony (Jessica) Roldan, Daniel Roldan; brothers, Orin (Pauline) Bennett, Milton (Carol) Frisbie, Mike Frisbie; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; pre-deceased by parents, Robert and Lydia Bennett; sister, Roberta Barrett. Charles retired after 37 years of service at Kennedy Valve and was a US Army Veteran, Korea. He was an avid fisherman and card player. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Wednesday Nov 7 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. His Funeral Service immediately following at 2:30 p.m. Reverend Betsey Crimmins, officiating.  Burial at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – November 6, 2012


BOYCE Charles R.

Age 72, and most recently living in Montour Falls, died November 4, 2012. He was born in Montour Falls to Leslie and Alice (Reynolds) Boyce. He is survived by his son, Keith Boyce, Jessica (daughter-in-law) and grandchildren, Tyler and Jordan of Chambersburg, PA; stepson, Joel Klose and family of Erin, NY; sister, Shirley Fraboni of Cayuta, NY; brothers, Elwood Boyce of Virginia and Fred Boyce of Cayuta, NY; as well as many nieces and nephews. Charles was preceded in death by one brother, Leslie, Jr. Charles was an electro-mechanical designer working for many contractors nationwide. There will be no prior service. Burial will take place in the spring in Cayuta Cemetery.  Star Gazette – November 8, 2012   


CAMPBELL Shirley C. Henry

died Friday evening Nov. 2, 2012 at The Bradford County Manor in Burlington, Pa. Prior to returning to Bradford County, Shirley was in assisted living at Stratford Court in Palm Harbor, Fla.  Shirley was born in Emporium, Pa. on Dec. 30, 1922, a daughter of the late Claude A. and Laura Hatt Campbell. She graduated from Emporium High School in 1940 and was a majorette in the Emporium Town Band. There she met J. Beatty Henry and married him on Jan. 31, 1942. Beatty worked for Sylvania Electric and his job took them to Brookville, Pa where their children Vicki and Rick were born. In June of 1955 they returned to Emporium, living there until transferring to Towanda, Pa. in Feb. 1959. They resided in Towanda until July of 1986 when they built a home in Oldsmar, Fla. and retired there to enjoy the warm weather and golf.  Shirley will be remembered by family and friends for her beautiful handwork. She knitted, crocheted and cross-stitched many beautiful things as gifts. She was an accomplished seamstress and worked for a number of years with Edith Bonnell at her fabric shop in Towanda. She enjoyed playing bridge and golfing with Beatty and their friends. She was a member of The Kirk of Dunedin, Fla., until her health no longer allowed her to enjoy leading an active life.  On Sept. 12, 2012 her children flew with her to Philadelphia and drove back to the Bradford County Manor where she has been graciously cared for by the staff.  She was preceded in death by her husband Beatty Henry on May 23, 1998; her parents Laura and Claude Campbell; her sister Helen M. Prindible; and numerous aunts and uncles.  She is survived by her children Vicki Heath of Stevensville, Pa., her son Richard Henry and his wife Arline of Chapel HiII, N.C.; grandchildren Melissa Jaynes, Randy and Brenda Jaynes, Jennifer Vukmer and Kyle and Braden Henry; great-grandchildren Gavin and Avery Vukmer and Jade Henry. Also surviving are her brothers and wives Claude and June Campbell of Bluffton, Ohio, and Jack Campbell and Toni of Wilmington, N.C.; six nephews and two nieces survive and well as "the other kids" Marsha and Richard Nemeth of Oldsmar, Fla.  Shirley requested that there be no services and her ashes will be buried at a later date, alongside her husband of 54 years, J. Beatty Henry, in Newton Cemetery in Emporium, Pa.  Those who wish to make a donation in Shirley's name may do so by contributing to the Parkinson Disease Foundation, Box A, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032 or to a charity of one's choice.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA 18848.   


CASINELLI Melvin S. Casinelli

71, of 1572 Pine St. Woodhull, NY, died Thursday, November 8th 2012 at home after a long illness.  Born in Woodhull, NY, February 23rd 1941, he was the son of Emilio and Minnie Miller Casinelli. A graduate of Woodhull High School, he retired as a Master Sgt. from the United States Air Force after more than 20 years’ service. A mechanic and custodian, he was employed at Symonds Ford Service, was a partner in C&M Auto Sales, worked for Central Tractor, Hibbard’s Auto Service and the Town of Woodhull.  He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Woodhull, Robinson Lodge 649 F&AM, Woodhull Memorial Post 1740 American Legion and life member of the Woodhull Fire Department.  He married Thelma (Tammy) Marts Taft September 21, 1984. She survives. Also surviving are children, Michael & Cathy Taft and Bryon and Jessica Taft of Woodhull and Nicole Taft Brown of Canandaigua, grandchildren, Kayla, Tyler, Jordan, Isabella & Ian, his brother and sister in law, Anthony & Connie Casinelli of Lockport, his sisters and brothers in law, Bernice & Jeff Smith of Woodhull, Sandra & William Tompkins of Medina, NY and Nita Mandell of Leesburg, VA, his canine pal Chance and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Ashley Greenfield and his sister, Rose Schumaker.  Friends may call Sunday, November 11th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 AM, the Rev. Scott Towner will officiate.  A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 8 PM on Sunday evening.  Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery.   Corning Leader – November 10, 2012   


CHAMBERLAIN Charles F. Chamberlain

Charles F. Chamberlain “Chuck” died September 9, 2012.  He was born at home on October 4, 1937 in Binghamton, N.Y.  The family moved to Waverly when he was a toddler. There he grew up and graduated from Waverly High School in 1956. He worked at the Grand Union Store during his last years in high school and after graduation went to work at National Homes at the Horseheads plant. When the plant closed, he went into retail sales. Soon after he graduated, he joined the Army National Guard and served his country for 30 years.  One of his favorite pastimes was to attend Indian pow wows where he was known as "Many Hearts". He was always proud of his Indian heritage and took many opportunities to learn more about it. He enjoyed crafting dream catchers and collecting Indian artifacts. Chuck was also a NASCAR fan, belonged to the Leann Rhimes Fan Club, and was an avid reader. He enjoyed sitting on the porch with his friends and chatting.  Chuck was predeceased by his parents - Edward and Marjorie Chamberlain; his brother - Lee Chamberlain; nephews - Michael and Patrick Chamberlain and Terry Orshal; and niece - Patricia Stansfield. He is survived by - his son - Shawn Chamberlain of Aurora, Illinois; his brother - Roy Chamberlain of Waverly; his sisters - Betty Lou Orshal of Sayre and Sandra Earl of Waverly; his fiancée' - Chrissie Schmidt of Williamsport; special friends - "Little" Mary Young and Kim Schmidt of Millport and his cat "Toni".  A time of gathering with family and friends will be Friday, September 21, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. A special tribute to celebrate Chuck’s life will be presented on DVD at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity.    Sayre Morning Times – September 18, 2012   


CHAMBERLAIN Gary L. Chamberlain 

Age 71, of Pine City, NY. He was born in Elmira, NY on January 23, 1941 and died on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Gary is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Marcia; sister in-law, Marilyn (Myron) Weintraub; and six cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. F.W. and Muriel Chamberlain. Gary graduated from Cascadilla Academy, attended the University of Miami, FL, graduated from Arnot Ogden School of Radiologic Technology. He proudly served his country for 4 years in the United States Coast Guard. Gary was employed by Arnot Ogden Medical Center for several years, then the NYS Department of Corrections as the X-Ray Technologist at the Elmira Correctional Facility for 35 years. Gary was a Master Mason, member of the Elmira Lodge #95 and Past Master. He was a member of the Pine City Volunteer Fire Department for many years. It was Gary's request that there be no calling hours and a Memorial Service be held at a future date. His smile and sense of humor will be missed by everyone who knew him.    Star Gazette – November 11, 2012 



82, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  Born April 25, 1930, in Ulysses, PA , she was the daughter of Earl J. and Gladys Scott Chamberlain.  She was married to Keith C. Hinman, who predeceased her in 1989.  She was employed by Grossmans in Lock Haven, PA, as a bank teller in Wellsville, PA and Wellsboro, PA, and as a florist in Shiremanstown, PA and Dunnellon, FL.  Jane was a member of the Ulysses United Methodist Church, Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 Auxiliary, and the Tri-Town Volunteer Firemen’s Auxiliary in Ulysses.  Surviving are: three sons, Steven K. (Linda) Hinman of Mill Hall, PA, James Robert (Carol) Hinman of York Springs, PA, and Keith P. Hinman of Ulysses; a daughter, Sandra (John) Hinman-Trussell of Monroe, NC; two grandchildren, Michael Hinman of Raleigh, NC and Vanessa Hinman of Mill Hall, PA; a brother, James Chamberlain of Meadville, PA; nieces, nephews, and cousins.   In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Earl Scott Chamberlain, in 2005; and her fiancé, Roger W. Cowburn, in 2006.  A Memorial Service will be held 5:00 PM, Friday, November 16, 2012 in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. The Rev. Deborah L. Watkins will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – November 15, 2012   


CHANCE Vivian Chance Armstrong

85, died on Nov. 8, 2012, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born in Savannah, Ga. and raised there by her late parents, Alonzo and Eva (Jones) Chance.  Vivian married Howard Armstrong and they raised three beautiful children in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  Her entire life centered on her family; of which she was a magnificent matriarch. In addition to devoting her life to her family, Vivian held the law librarian position at Air Products Chemical Corporation of Allentown, and owned a bed & breakfast, 1890 House, in Troy for many years. Upon retirement, she relocated to Hillcrest Apartments in Troy, and served on a variety of committees as well as volunteered her time at Martha Lloyd Community Services, Troy.  Vivian was preceded in death by her son, Harry "Buddy" Armstrong; her brothers, Ernest, Al, and George Chance and his wife Ok "Oggie" Chance.  She is survived by her two loving daughters, Andrea "Andi" Armstrong of Troy and Linda Seipler (Floyd), of Franklindale; granddaughter, Jessica Morse (Justin), of Troy; and great-grandson Cameron Brown of Troy.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to Martha Llloyd Community Services, 66 Lloyd Lane, Troy, PA 16947.  "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." ~Mahatma Gandhi  Towanda Daily Review – November 16, 2012     5


CINTRON Joaquina Kelley Pedro

54, of 608 Cornell Rd., Laceyville, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Joaquina was born Oct. 20, 1957 in Sayre, the daughter of Alfonso and Doris Kelley Cintron. In early years she was employed by the B&L Tavern in Towanda and by the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township.  Surviving are her loving boyfriend of ten years, Emery Johnson Sr. of Laceyville; her children, Billie Jo Barr of Towanda, Michael Kelley of Rome and Stashia Vincent of Towanda; grandchildren, Larry, Joseph, Chelsey, Timothy, Tristen, Tara and Mason; and several great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday evening, Sept. 24, 2012 at the Ark of the Covenant Church in Brocktown. Interment will be private. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Joaquina's family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – September 21, 2012 


COBB Jeffrey R.

53, of Jamesville died at home from pancreatic cancer. He was born in Elmira on February 13, 1959 and graduated from State University of NY at Oneonta. Jeff was a consultant for labor relations at ENV Insurance Agency and previously at Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield for 26 years. Jeff's greatest joy was coaching and watching his children play sports, he was proud of their many accomplishments. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with family and friends. He formerly served in the Army Reserves. He was predeceased by his mother, Anna Mary Cobb. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Cynthia L. Reppert Cobb; daughter, Lauren Cobb of Jamesville; son, Gregory Cobb of Buffalo; father, Richard Cobb of Horseheads; brother, Scott (Cheryl) Cobb of Elmira; and many nieces and nephews. Services: will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at St. James Church, 4845 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Private burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. For directions, florists, or a guestbook, please visit Contributions: may be made to American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, P.O.B. 7, East Syracuse, N.Y 13057.  Star Gazette – November 4, 2012  


COOK Lewis G. Cook

72, of Genesee, PA, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in his home.  Born July 31, 1940, in Greenwood, NY, he was the son of Ted and Elizabeth Ellsworth Cook.  He was employed a self-employed carpenter.  Lewis enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Surviving are: Urvil “Bucky”(Patty) Cook of Lakeland, FL, Lewis S. (Jennifer) Cook and William L. Cook, both of Genesee; a daughter, Amber M. (James) Huey of Arkport, NY; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Onalee (Thomas) Hackett of Wellsville, NY and Thelma Bols of Lakeland, FL; nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Dodie Cook; two grandsons, Anthony Huey and Jeremiah Huey; and two brothers, Paul Cook and Verl Cook.  Services will be private.  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 – November 8, 2012    


DUKE Thomas Aldon Duke

81, of Largo, FL and formerly of Hammondsport, NY, died peacefully after a short illness on November 4, 2012. Tom was born May 27, 1931 in Roulette PA. He was the youngest of 9 and is predeceased by his parents Linn Langdon and William John Duke, his older Duke siblings and his ex-wife Carolyn Hale Duke. Tom was a Korean war veteran and a graduate of SUNY Geneseo. He taught English and Reading to 7th and 8th graders in Hammondsport, NY from the 1960's to the 1980's. Every year he dramatically read the Odyssey and Beowulf, just to name a few, to his classes and insisted that they learn Latin prefixes and suffixes. He was also heavily involved in the NY State Reading Association and sang loudly in many church and barbershop choirs. Tom is best known for his numerous amateur and professional theatrical productions as actor and director. As a friend recently said "the world has lost a little color". He is survived by his daughter Jennifer Duke Harpending, her husband Steve John Anstey of Corning, NY and her three children; Emerson Duke Harpending of Rochester, NY, Alexandra Carolyn Harpending of Brooklyn, NY and Julius Clay Harpending of Syracuse, NY; numerous nieces and nephews all over the country. Please join us for a memorial celebration of his life to be held November 18th, 2012 from 1pm to 3pm at the Village Tavern on The Square in Hammondsport, NY. A toast will be given at 2. The family requests that donations be made, in Tom's name, to Literacy Volunteers of Chemung and Steuben County.   Star Gazette – November 11, 2012


ELLIS Barbara E. Horton Taft

76 of Bath, NY, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at home. She was born in Elmira, NY on December 6th 1935, the daughter of the late Douglas and Mary (Manwaring) Ellis.  Barbara married Wilford Horton on July 3, 1952; they had 48 years together. Wilford predeceased Barbara in 2000. Barbara enjoyed watching her cooking shows and loved cooking for her children and grandchildren. She also loved country music and dancing.  Surviving Barbara are two sons, Douglas (Jerry), Horton, Charles (Paula) Horton, of Campbell, NY; four daughters, Mary (Barry) Taft of Bath, NY, Lucinda Knickerbocker of Campbell, NY, Lori (William) Kennedy of Tyrone, NY and Lisa (Thomas) Nybeck of Bath, NY. Two step children William (Gloria) Taft of Woodhull, NY and Connie Taft of Friendship, NY; one sister, Bonnie (Ronald) Spraugue of Bath, NY; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews.  Predeceasing Barbara, her first husband, Wilford Horton; her second husband Glenn Taft; sister, Waneta Ellis and one step child, Richard Taft.  Calling hours will be held today, November 15, 2012 at Fagan’s Funeral Home from 6PM-8PM an additional hour of calling will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 12PM to 1PM The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Funeral Home at 1PM, Pastor Chris Durham officiating.  Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in Campbell, NY following the service.  At the request of the family in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department, 3477 State Route 226, Watkins Glenn, NY 14891 or The Diabetes Association 160 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, NY 14618.   Corning Leader – November 15, 2012  


FLETCHER Christina “Tina” L. Fletcher Shoemaker

91, of 970E Avery Station Rd., Factoryville, PA (East Lemon) and formerly of Laceyville, died Sunday morning, Nov. 11, 2012 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.  Born on Jan. 3, 1921 in Jessup, she was the daughter of the late William and Lucy Hodges Fletcher.  She worked as a seamstress at the Coat and Dress Factory in Black Walnut and at Mindy Sue’s in Laceyville. She also worked for Francis Lockburner at the Laceyville Discount Store.  Tina was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, as well as a member of the Rought Hall Unit #510 American Legion Women’s Auxiliary in Black Walnut and the Senior Citizens Center in Tunkhannock. She absolutely loved to play Bingo. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. She will be missed by her family and many friends.  Survivors include her daughters, Linda (Jerry) Parkhurst of Meshoppen and Jeannie Button of East Lemon; her grandchildren, Beth (Stacy) Hallock, James (Allison) Bennett, Willie (Shenen) Bennett, Brian (Michelle) Bennett, Matt (Lori) Rozelle and Mark (Steph) Rozelle; great-grandchildren, Katherine Olszewski, Brandon and Jordon Bennett and Tristan and Luke Rozelle; step-grandchildren, Billy Button, Celia Sands, Carl Button, III, Dorothy Casselbury, Bradley Button, Lisa Gawlas, Jerry Parkhurst, Jr., Carole Burgess, Sharon Davis, Hope Smith and Ruthie Hongach and several step-great-grandchildren, as well as a sister, Mary Tummillo of Garfield, NJ; a sisterin law, Rose Fletcher of Binghamton, NY; a brother-in-law, Donald Adams of Auburn Center and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Shoemaker; her sons, Raymond (Bill) Shoemaker and James Shoemaker; a son-in-law, Pete Button, Jr.; sisters, Dorathy Norton and Margaret Adams and brothers, William Fletcher and Donald Fletcher.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with a long-time family friend, Rev. Darrell Sands, officiating. Interment was at the Lacey St. Cemetery, Laceyville. Family and friends called at the funeral home Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service. Those wishing to give donations may do so in Tina’s name to the Tunkhannock Ambulance Association, 195 Bridge St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – November 15, 2012 


FLUENT Beatrice Kathryn Fluent Wells

age 96, of Bath, NY, died November 3, 2012 at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital.  She retired from the New York Telephone Company, Bath, New York after many years as an operator.  Bea was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Keshequa Winnebago Club, Steuben County Historical Society and a member since birth, of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath.  She was a 1934 graduate of Haverling Central School.  She is survived by nephews and nieces; Neil Bulkley of Corning, Dorothy (Joseph) Marino of Geneva, Ruth (David) Fitch of Grand Island, FL, Frederick (Billie) Bulkley of Naples, FL, Walter (Lucinda) Johnston of Penn Yan, Kathryn (Jim) Bedette of Canandaigua, John Sims of Troy and James (Marie) Sims of Plainfield, IL and several great nieces and nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her parents, William and Kathryn VanDusen Fluent, her husband of 38 years George W. Wells; sisters and brothers in law, Dorothy and Herbert Johnston, Ruth and Warden Bulkley and Anna and Jack Sims.  Friends may call on Friday November 9, 2012 from 10:00am -12:00pm at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath, NY.  Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1:00 pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Bath with Reverend J. Brad Benson officiating.  Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation in Bea’s name to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath, NY 14810; Steuben County Historical Society, PO Box 349, Bath, NY 14810 or Pro Action, Meals on Wheels Program, 117 E. Steuben St., Bath, NY 14810.   Corning Leader – November 7, 2012


FOX Evelyn L. Nogar

age 78, of Athens, Pa., died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at home, following a brief illness. She was born August 22, 1934 in Kane, Pa., the daughter of (the late) Robert Henry and Madeline M. Sloppy Fox.  Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to knit and crochet. Evelyn enjoyed her time working as an L.P.N. at Heritage Nursing Home.  She is predeceased by her husband of 55 years Donald,  J. Nogar Sr.  Evelyn is survived by her children, Donald J. Nogar Jr. of Athens, Pa., Ronald Nogar of Waverly, N.Y., and Ben Nogar of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren: Amber, Jason, Kyle and Selena Nogar; and cousin Patty Ann (and Glen) Shirderly of Poland, Ohio.  At Evelyn’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, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – November 8, 2012   


FRAZIER George Frazier,

54, of Bailey's Corners, met instant death when he was thrown from his wagon by a runaway team.   What frightened them is not known.  Mr. Frazier was a native of Glasgow, Scotland and came to Bailey's Corners several years ago from Detroit.  The Canton Sentinel 1932  


GIBSON Gladys Ellis

90, of Wellsboro, God's precious child, died on Nov. 4, 2012.  She was the wife of Roy L. Ellis, who preceded her in death. Gladys was born in Pineville, Ky., the daughter of Foster Gibson and Ella Jones Gibson.  She was a homemaker.  Surviving are daughters, Dr. Meredith Green of Skagway, Ariz., Becky Ellis Raymond (Randy) of Wellsboro; sons, Kerry Ellis of Phoenix, Ariz., Greg Ellis (Roberta) of Pensacola, Fla.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her parents; two grandchildren, Shannon Green and Jeremy Raymond, preceded her in death.   Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. At the request of the family there will be no viewing or funeral service. Memorials may be made in Gladys's name to the Wellsboro Shared Home, 27 Bacon St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.   Wellsboro Gazette – November 5, 2012     



Died peacefully at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 85 on Monday, November 12, 2012. Frances was predeceased by her parents Mary and Anthony Guerrieri, sister, Tina and favorite brother, Constantine and his wife Edith. She was also predeceased by her niece, Conchita and her husband, Mario. Frances lived a full life that had her living all over the world most recently in the Canary Islands, Spain. All who knew her, share wonderful memories of her. Frances is survived by her niece and nephews, Lisa (John) Kelly of Elmira, New York, Bill (Nancy) Guerrieri of South Carolina and Chris (Cindy) Guerrieri of Florida. She is also survived by grand nieces and nephews along with their families, Jennifer, Peter, Will, Elizabeth, Maredith, Taylor, Maite, Miguel and Llucco.  Frances' niece, Lisa, gratefully thanks the fourth floor staff for their wonderful care of Aunty. It has been so appreciated. There will be no services. Memorials can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 301 N. Main Street, Elmira, New York. Arrangements have been made with McInerny Funeral Home, Elmira, New York.  Star Gazette – November 13, 2012



Wellsboro Agitator – January 24, 1963

Mrs. Stella M Gurnsey, 49 of Lawrenceville died Sunday January 20th.  She was a cook at the Lawrenceville Diner.  Survived by husband, Howard Gurnsey; daughters, Mrs. Winona Archer of Lawrenceville; Mrs. Gayle Carr of California; sons, Daniel of Elkland RD 1, Derold of Lawrenceville, father, Richard Kimble of Corning, brother Robert Kimble of Shady Grove, sister, Mrs. Nina Lewis of Greenwood and six grandchildren.  Funeral was held Wednesday, the Rev. William Cusworth officiating.  Burial in Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plains.   


JARVIS Ursula "Carole" (Jarvis) Cassudakis

75, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Samaritan House, Wellsboro.   She was born on Jan. 24, 1937, in Braxton County, W.Va., the daughter of the late James Ward Jarvis and Susie Fulks Jarvis.  The Jarvis family relocated to the Stewart, Ohio area in the 1950s. Carole graduated from Rome Canaan High School, Stewart, Ohio and later attended both Youngstown University in Youngstown, Ohio and Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Carole managed a dry cleaning business and then later managed a carpet store near Dayton, Ohio. Carole then fully retired to devote her full attention to caring for her cherished daughter, Rena Sue Cassudakis. Being home full time also allowed Carole to pursue more of her great passions, furniture restoration, home renovations and holiday decorating. All of which she was extremely talented in. She and her husband were very proud of their wonderful holiday display at 69 Pearl St., Wellsboro. Carole was also an avid reader. Her faith and belief in God, was very strong, and a very big part of her life.  Carole is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Leonard N. Cassudakis and their beloved daughter, Rena Sue Cassudakis, both of Wellsboro; grandson, Jim (Lydia) Cassudakis; granddaughter, Alayna Cassudakis, Muncie, Ind.; three brothers, James Harlan (Victoria) Jarvis, Everett (Marylou) Jarvis, Glenn (Wanda) Jarvis; sister-in-law, Dorothy Cassudakis of Warren, Ohio and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her son, James Leonard Cassudakis; sister and brother-in-law, Hubert and Esta Cooper; niece, Charlene Nutter; nephew, Wayne Bartlett and a brother-in-law, George Cassudakis. Friends may call on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. A memorial service will follow at 5 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Jarvis officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace Drive, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 or to a charity of your choice.  Wellsboro Gazette – November 5, 2012  


JAYNE Ryan P. Jayne

age 22, died on November 3, 2012 while serving his country in the Paktiya Province in Afghanistan. Ryan was born on May 17, 1990 in Elmira, NY, the son of Paul E. Jayne and Kent and Sherry Skeens. Before moving to the Corning area, he attended the Troy Area School District in PA. A 2008 graduate of Corning East High School, he was the recipient of the Judi McCort Memorial Scholarship for exemplifying courage, hard work, responsibility and dependability. He attended Corning Community College before joining the United States Armed Forces on September 1, 2010, with an MOS of 12 Bravo Combat Engineer, specializing in route clearance. Ryan first and foremost had a love of family. He wanted to be a part of every family event. He was always the biggest fan of any of his brothers. No matter what sport was being played, he found himself a front row seat and cheered louder and prouder than anyone else. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and couldn't wait for the start of each season. His pride and joy was the Monte Carlo SS that he was restoring. He took great pride in each and every detail. Ryan loved to laugh, loved to make others smile, and could light up a room with his own smile. Ryan is survived by his father, Paul E. Jayne of Mansfield, PA; his mother and step-father, Sherry and Kent Skeens of Corning, NY; six siblings, Adam Jayne of Canisteo, NY, Emily Skeens of Washington, GA, Jacob Skeens of Corning, NY, Trent Skeens of Corning, NY, Ayzia Jayne of New Albany, PA, and Garrett Skeens of Corning, NY; maternal grandparents, Ronald and Letitia Pine of Waverly, NY, Roger and Sheila Skeens of Burnsville, Mississippi; paternal grandfather, Paul L. Jayne of Monroeton, PA; also several aunts, uncles and cousins. Ryan was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Beverly Jayne. The American Red Cross has organized a flag line route from the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport along Route 352 into the city of Corning on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00AM. The community is invited to stand along the procession route to show honor and respect to our fallen hero and his family as Ryan is brought home. The Red Cross will publish the route prior to Tuesday. Friends and family are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at Corning East High School Auditorium. A service will immediately follow in the auditorium at 8:00PM. Following the funeral service, full military honors will take place at the Corning East High School Stadium. In lieu of flowers, the family asks anyone wishing to donate in Ryan's name to the USO, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256, CFC #11425. Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC in Corning has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Star Gazette – November 11, 2012  


KILMER Marcille Shures

71, of Williamsport, PA, died on October 30, 2012.  She was born April 21, 1941 in Shunk, PA, daughter of the late Rev. Lynn and Esther Kilmer.  Marcille was a graduate of Canton High School, Canton, PA, and the Practical Bible Training School of Johnson City, NY.  Marcille is survived by her beloved husband Alan of 47 years, four sisters: Harriet Campbell, of Corning, Charlotte Maranji, of Painted Post, Elouise (Lewis) Hults, of Hornby, Joylene Speary of Williamsport, plus many nieces and nephews.  A memorial service was held at The Trinity Gospel Church in Williamsport, PA.    Corning Leader – November 7, 2012  


LaFEVRE Charles W. LeFevre, Jr. 

Age 72 of Elmira, NY, died on November 2, 2012. He was born on October 9, 1940 in Pine Grove Mills, PA to the late Charles and Alveta LeFevre. Charles is survived by his wife of 51 years, Annie (Peas); son, Dale (Robin) LeFevre of Round Rock, TX and their children Sierra and Chase; daughter, Diana (Joe) Mercer of Las Vegas, NV and their children Michael, Deborah, Jonathan and Natasha; sisters, Dorothy (James) Orvek and Sandra (Stuart) Roffman; and uncle, Walter (Marsha) LeFevre; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sister, Ellen Babcock and brother, Donald Felix. Charles served in the US Air Force and later served in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). He worked in management for Radio Shack. He was a 20 year active member of the American Red Cross, Elmira, NY chapter, often traveling to disaster sites across the country with his wife to help out. Charles was a passionate Ham radio operator (N20DG) - active in the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS), AARL (the national association for amateur radio), and the local amateur radio association of the Southern Tier. He was also a member of the Horseheads American Legion, Post 442, and an active member of the local and national AARP. Funeral Services with Military Honors will be held at the Baker Family Funeral Home on Thursday, November 8, at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Gary Chorpenning officiating.  Interment of Charles' ashes will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to can remember Charles with a donation to the American Red Cross, local chapter 32064, 911 Stowell St., Elmira, NY 14901.   Star Gazette – November 5, 2012  


LaRUE Melvin J

Age 74, of Watkins Glen and Daytona Beach, FL, died on Saturday, November 10, 2012. There are no prior visiting hours. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Lakeview Cemetery in Watkins Glen. Mel worked for AKZO Salt Company in Watkins Glen. He was predeceased by his mother Helen, brother Richard, sister-in-law Mary LaRue, brother-in-law Grant Doland, and grandson Kyle Gregory. He is survived by his children, Kim Robert LaRue of Bath, Linda Gregory of Watkins Glen, Greg (Lisa) LaRue of Elmira, and Diane (Charlie) Foster of Green Brook, NJ; brother, Clifford (Marylou) LaRue of Rock Stream; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Mike Lisowski of Watkins Glen; 7 grandchildren, Robert LaRue, Samantha (Dave) Bailey, Erin and Sydney Foster, Kody Gregory, Chase and Kailey LaRue; 1 great- granddaughter, Emma Bailey; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes you may consider a memorial donation in his memory to a hospice of your choice or the G.L.M. Memorial Soccer Foundation, 700 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.    Star Gazette – November 14, 2012


LYLE Barbara Lyke Hampson

Barbara Lyke Hampson, age 76, died on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at home. She was born March 20, 1936 in Madison, Wisconsin to James and Virginia Lyke. Barbara earned BS and MS degrees at Western Michigan University. She then began a 32-year teaching career. Barbara taught 1 year in Milwaukee, 1 year in Ithaca and the remainder in the Corning School District. The last 26 years were at Winfield School and after retirement, Barbara spent 20 years coordinating a volunteer reading program at that school. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Corning, serving several terms as a deacon, an elder and on several committees. Barbara is survived by her husband, Raymond Hampson; sisters: Joan (James) Cate, Nashville, TN and Jean Locke, Columbia, MO; sons: Michael (Tammy) Toupin, Hampton, VA and Patrick (Nita) Toupin, Beaver Dams, NY; step-sons: Robert Hampson, Warren MI, Brian (SueEllen) Hampson, Canton, MI and Jeffrey (Karen) Hampson, Canton, NY; grandchildren: Leslie, Scott, Abigail, Alyssa and Erin Hampson and Shannon Toupin. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Nondaga Cemetery in Bath, NY. Those who wish may send donations to the Winfield School PTA, 194 Winfield Street, Corning, NY for the purchase of books for the library and reading program.   Star Gazette – November 8, 2012    


MACK Ruth Arlene

Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, June 12, 1996

Ruth A. Bruce, 63, of Elkland, died Friday, June 7, 1996, at home. Born Oct. 10, 1937, in Knoxville, she was the daughter of Leland and Frances Mack.  She was a graduate of the Little Marsh High School. Preceding her in death were two sons, Robert Seeley Jr. and Barry Seeley.  Surviving are her husband, Donald E. Bruce; two sons, Allan R. Seeley of Elkland and Michael J. Seeley of Columbus, Ind.; six daughters, Marlene F. Griffin of Chula Vista, Calif, Darlene R. Harmon of Wellsville, N.Y., Harriett E. Clark of Woodhull, N.Y., Kelly E. Harrison of Columbus, Ind., Karen L. Seeley of Chula Vista, and Marchele Eddy of Argyle, Texas; her mother, Frances Butler of Sabinsville; two brothers, Wallace Mack of Sabinsville and Frank W. Mack of Elkland; 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, June 10, at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home, Woodhull, N.Y.  The Rev. George Cosper officiated. Burial was made in the Woodhull Cemetery.  


MacNEAL Janice L. (Jan) Vallilee

of Waverly, N.Y., died November 4, 2012 at the Elderwood Healthcare Facility in Waverly, N.Y.  Born May 4, 1937 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of (the late) Paul and Violet MacNeal. Janice was also predeceased by her sister Lois Stork and her brother Michael P. MacNeal.  Janice was a lifelong resident of the Valley. She retired from Lindy’s Liquor Store. Surviving her are her children; David R. (Dave) Vallilee, Joan (Gary) Rosh, and James P. (Jim) Vallilee, her grandchildren; Amber Vallilee, Garrett (Tonya) Rosh, Chad Rosh and Ryan Rosh. Also surviving Janice are her sisters: Ann (John) Bond, Jacksonville, Fla. , Helen Tracy, Sayre, Pa. her Aunt Mary Tolbert, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  At her request a graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at Saint James Cemetery in Waverly NY. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly, N.Y. Those wishing, may direct memorial donations in Janice’s’ name to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Avenue Fl. 17 Chicago, IL 60601.  Sayre Morning Times – November 7, 2012 


McCOY Susan L. Southard

55, of Woodruff, SC, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died Monday, October 22, 2012, unexpectedly. Born on April 17, 1957 in Williamsport, PA, to the late Edward L. and Arlene E. McCoy.  She enjoyed many activities including the outdoors, crafts, gardening, and decorating for the holidays. She was a Cancer Survivor. Susan was employed at Thomas & Betts as Team Leader for 15 years. Survived by her beloved husband, Richard Southard of 12 years; Children, James A. (Becki) Messner; Grandchildren, Payton and Brycen of Horseheads; Daughter, Melissa L. Messner of Canandaigua, NY; Special nieces, Delaney Hames, Tamara Silvagni and leaves behind her dear dog Sophie. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 South Walnut St., Elmira, NY, with Rev. Krista R. Mendoza. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Falck Cancer Center at Arnot Ogden Hospital, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 or SPCA of Chemung County., 2435 ST. RT. 352 Elmira, NY 14903    Star Gazette – November 4, 2012     


McMAHAN Janet M. Reider

95, of LaPorte, Ind. died at 10:35 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital.  She was born on Nov. 13, 1916 in Troy to Arthur and Lisle (Leonard) McMahan. She had lived in the La Porte area since 1958 coming from Wheaton, Ill. Janet was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church. On July 4, 1943 in Troy, she married Richard R. Reider Sr. who preceded her on Nov. 17, 2004.  She was a member of the Tri Kappa/Troy High School graduate, Troy, Bucknell University/B.S.F. Bible Study Fellowship, LaPorte Hospital Auxiliary, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, active in PTA and Meals on Wheels. She attended many LaPorte High School sporting events in support of her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful homemaker, very loving mother and friend. She previously worked for E.I. DuPont and LaPorte Community Schools.   She leaves a daughter Patricia J. Reider of Naperville, Ill.; four sons, Richard (Patricia) Reider Jr. of Muskegon, Mich., David (Susan) Reider of Delavan, Wisc., Rob (Becky) Reider of LaPorte and Mark Reider of Muskegon, Mich.; and grandchildren, Lisa, Ryan, Scott, Michael and Benjamin Reider.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandson, Tom Boyd and one sister Elizabeth McMahan Herrold.  The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at at the Essling Funeral Home with Rev. Evan Lash officiating. The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery following the service. Memorial Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Ave., La Porte, IN 46350 or LaPorte Salvation Army, 3240 Monroe St., LaPorte, IN 46350.   Towanda Daily Review – November 13, 2012


McQUEEN Warren Allan McQueen

51, of Alba, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Warren was born in Alberta, Canada on Jan. 2, 1961, the son of Allan and Joyce McQueen. Warren was employed as a health and safety representative for the Wyoming Casing Oil and Gas Well Service Company at the time of his death and was formerly employed by Excalibur Corporation.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Lato McQueen whom he married on July 30, 2010 in Troy, Pa.; his parents Allan and Joyce McQueen of Canada; and step-daughters Patricia and Jennifer Runnion.  Abiding with Warren's request, there are no calling hours or funeral service.  Interment will be private.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.


MIHALKO Mark Mihalko (1965 - 2012)

47, of Watkins Glen and formerly North Carolina, died unexpectedly on Nov. 8, 2012. He is survived by his parents, Frank and Sharon Pastore of Watkins Glen; father, Michael (Anna) Mihalko of Corning, brothers, Frank (Coleen) Pastore, and Jeffrey (fiancée Rose) Pastore; sisters, Michelle Mihalko and Heather Mihalko; nephews, Brad (Erica) Pastore, Daniel Pastore and Adam Pastore; and the love of his life, Patty Rekczis; also numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Mark was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He also loved cooking and enjoyed being with his family and friends. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., on Tuesday (Nov. 13th) from 6-8pm; followed by a funeral service at 8:00pm. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen on Wednesday at 9:00am. Those wishing to remember Mark may consider a memorial donation in his memory to a charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – November 11, 2012


MILLER Lorraine Miller Claypoole

died on November 11, 2012, at Kendal at Ithaca at the age of 92. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, on January 20, 1920, to James Kenneth and Grace Bogardus Miller. She grew up in Dumont, New Jersey, and graduated from the New Jersey College for Women of Rutgers University. There she met James Claypoole, and they were married in 1943. They spent their first years of marriage in Florida, Texas, and California, where Lieutenant Claypoole was stationed with the Air Force. They settled in Metuchen, New Jersey, in 1946, where they raised two daughters. In the mid-50s Lorraine took graduate courses toward certification in education and taught high school home economics for a number of years. Upon her retirement, she enjoyed sewing, painting, volunteer work in the local hospital, bridge, and golf. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, who died in 1989, and her daughter Janis Claypoole Coss, who died in 2001. She moved to Kendal at Ithaca in 2002 to be near her daughter Judy Stewart and her husband Jack. Her family will remember her as a loving mother and grandmother. Her friends at Kendal will remember her for her independence, spirit, and love for the game of bridge. In addition to Judy and Jack, she is survived by her former son-in-law, George Coss, and her grandchildren: Craig Stewart and his wife, Andrea, who live in South Hamilton, MA; Andrew Stewart and his wife, Stephanie, who live in Greenwood Village, CO, and Karin Coss Walsh and her husband, Robert, who live in East Windsor, NJ. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren: Jack, Drew, Riley, Tanner, and Carter Stewart and Nicholas, Jack, and Ryan Walsh. Respecting Lorraine's wishes, the family will gather privately at a later date to celebrate her life. Gifts in Lorraine's memory can be made to Hospicare, 172 East King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, and to Kendal's Employee Appreciation Fund, Savage Farm Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850. Bangs Funeral Home will be assisting the family.   Star Gazette – November 13, 2012    


MOORE Frances M. Eaton

88, formerly of 107 W. Steuben St., where she resided for 55 years, died Monday (Oct. 29, 2012) in Queen Creek, AZ.  Born in Hornell on Sept. 2, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Clidon and Mary Keran Moore. On July 31, 1947, she was marred in Hornell to Donald Eaton, who predeceased her on April 15, 2005 after 58 years of marriage. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her two sisters, Lenora and Eunice and her brother, Leland.  A resident of Bath for most of her life, Frances was employed at the former Grand Union in Bath during the 1950’s and 1960’s and in 2008 she moved to Mesa, AZ to reside with her son, Elwood “Bill” Stolins.  While residing in Bath she was a long time member of the Centennary Methodist Church, and a member and former matron of the Bath Order of Eastern Star and Amaranth. Frances also enjoyed volunteering especially in the Pharmacy Dept. of the Bath V.A. Center.    Her survivors include her son, Elwood “Bill” (Bonnie) Stolins of Mesa, AZ; her daughter, Melody Eaton of Rochester; her two grandchildren, Craig (Jana) Stolins of Albion, CA and Jeff (Leslie) Stolins of Maine; her two great-grandchildren, Catherine and Cosmo Stolins; also her nieces and nephews.    A private funeral and committal service was held at the convenience of her family at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath; the Rev. Jeff McDowell officiated.  Interment followed at Nondaga Cemetery in Bath.    Those wishing may contribute in her memory to their favorite charity.  Corning Leader – November 7, 2012  


MORRIS Kevin Brian Morris

44, of Glen Mary Drive, Owego, died suddenly due to a heart attack on Saturday evening, Nov. 10, 2012. Kevin is survived by his parents Gordon and Virda Morris, his companion Stacey Keener; his children: Tyler, Brett and Gina; siblings: Karen (Richard) Loomis, Karla (Neil) Gilbert, Koleen (Richard) Singerline, Kay (George) Neild, Kris (Laurie) Morris; aunt Estelle Jackson, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  Kevin was a graduate of Tioga Center Christian School Class of 1986 and currently was employed at Endicott Precession. Kevin was a member of the Tioga Center Baptist Church, was a talented designer of metal art and enjoyed riding road bikes. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Tuesday, November 13th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Kevin’s life will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at 11 a.m. at the Tioga Center Baptist Church, 99 Halsey Valley Rd., Tioga Center.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Owego Emergency Squad, PO Box 22, Owego, N.Y. 13827 in loving memory of Kevin Brian Morris.  Sayre Morning Times – November 12, 2012   


NOVAK Dolores N. Swetland

87, of Endicott, NY, formerly of Lawton, PA, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Born Jan. 12, 1925 in Dickson City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Sophia C. (Wawrzynski) Novak. Her husband, Elmer “Gump” D. Swetland, predeceased her.  Dolores enjoyed her family and traveling.  Survivors include her longtime companion, Walter Hayes; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Charles Williams of Stevensville, MD, Sally and James Pepper of Bolton Landing, NY; sons and daughters-inlaw, Roger and Priscilla Swetland of Montrose, James and Norma Swetland of Mineral Point, PA, Eugene and Dawn Swetland of Montrose; grandchildren and spouses, Kimberly and Derek VanDuzer, Dale and Amy Stormer, Christine and Kurt Renart, Jamie and Becky Swetland, Brian Everitt, Timothy and Diane Everitt; greatgrandchildren, Caroline, Daniel, Ryan, Kaitlyn, Kayla, Korey, Hannah, Samuel, Abigail, Zachary, Michaiah and Cynthia; sisters and brother-in-law, Beverly and Jerry Morley, Patricia Noone, Phyllis Brink and sisterin law, Mary Swetland Bishop.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, Susquehanna- Wyoming County Office, 16 Public Ave., Montrose, PA 18801.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – November 15, 2012   


OLNEY Betty O. (Mary O.) Smith 

April 8, 1918 - November 7, 2012

Age 94, Venice, FL, formerly of Elmira and Peekskill, NY, died November 7, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Valois, NY. Survivors include her son, Rick (Pat) of Trumansburg, NY; daughter, Betsy (Paul DeLaney) of Glenmont, NY; grandchildren, Stephanie Smith (John DeRisi), Jeremy Smith (Elizabeth), Allison Pinto (Gregg), Alex Voetsch and five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Donald K. Smith; her parents, Frank and Ivah (LeValley) Olney; her brother, Raymond Olney and sister, Katherine Rogala. Betty graduated with honors in 1936 from Elmira Free Academy and from Elmira Business Institute in 1938. She married Donald Smith in 1942 at Lake Street Presbyterian Church, Elmira, NY, where she was active for many years; including serving as a Sunday school teacher. Later she joined the Peekskill Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Deacon and was a member for more than twenty years. After moving to Venice, Florida, she joined the Venice Presbyterian Church. Throughout her live she was an active volunteer including working for the Peekskill Community Hospital as a member of the Auxiliary, PTAs, Headstart, leadership in both the Boy and Girl Scouts and at the South County Food Pantry in Venice. An avid Bridge player, Betty loved playing cards and other games with her family and friends. Betty and Don spent every summer at the cottage they built on Seneca Lake with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, teaching them to enjoy nature and water sports. Betty was loved and admired by all who knew her and will be   greatly missed. Donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5995 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238 or to the charity of your choice.    Star Gazette – November 11, 2012


PARK Roger R. Park

85 Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all…Roger R. Park, 85, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, died on Wednesday morning, November 14, 2012 at his home.  A life-long resident of Nichols, Roger was born on December 6, 1926, the son of the late Bert and Bessie (Rogers) Park.  He was a graduate of Nichols High School class of 1945. On August 15, 1948, he married Janice Wood and together they shared many beautiful sunrises and sunsets and trips to all 50 states.  Roger was a retired machinist for Ingersoll Rand. Family, home, friends and traveling were some of his favorite past times. In addition, he also helped with building houses. As a master woodworker, he loved creating scroll saw art and displaying at the Sayre Farmers Market and craft shows in Florida. Roger fished all his life with his dad as he was growing up. He and Jan enjoyed going to his daughter and son-in-law’s cottage at Canadrago Lake to help rebuild their cottage. He always found time to go out on their pontoon boat to fish. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.  Roger is survived by his wife Janice of 64 years, daughter and son-in-law: Kathy and Dennis Wilson of Harpursville; granddaughters: Dawn and Curtis Salzman; Tricia and Michael Jewson; great-grandchildren: Craig and Brett Salzman, Danielle and Eric Jewson, all of Binghamton.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, November 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Roger’s life will be held on Saturday, November 17 at 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jon Austin officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society ( or the Crohn’s & Colits Foundation ( in loving memory of Roger F. Park.  Sayre Morning Times – November 15, 2012 


PAVLINA Sharon Elaine (Pavlina) Chrisjohn 

Born June 9, 1946 in Cortland and died in Elmira on Oct. 22, 2012 at the age of 66. Sharon was a longtime Legal Secretary with the Chemung County Attorney's Office. She is survived by her husband, Robert, as well as many family members, co-workers, friends and neighbors. Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass of Christian Burial to take place Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in St. Mary's of the Lake, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.    Star Gazette – November 6, 2012  


PERRY Anthony Douglas Perry

born January 6, 2008, died unexpectedly on November 2, 2012.  He is survived by his loving parents, Dale Perry and Tammy Stevens Perry, along with his siblings: Dustin Miller, Kali Perry and Katelyn Klimekoski.  He was the grandson of Eleanor Marsh and Wendy Clark and the great-grandson to Liz Vennel.   He had numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins whose lives were filled with the happiness he gave to them.  Anthony participated in the Franziska Racker Center program along with attending the Spencer VanEtten pre-kindergarten class and brought a smile to everyone in the Elementary school. His never-give-up attitude and determination was an inspiration to all.  Calling hours for all his friends and loved ones will be 6 - 8 p.m. at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home located on Main Street in Spencer, N.Y., on Thursday, November 8, with services following thereafter with Pastor Richard Vanderpoel.  Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Anthony’s name to the Ronald McDonald House.   Sayre Morning Times – November 7, 2012


PURO John F. Puro

91, died on October 20, 2012, after a short illness. John lived on the southside of Elmira for 64 years. John was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Tate Puro; his brothers, Henry and William and his sister, Fannie. He is survived by his children, Dr. Donald (Debbie) Puro, Linda Dudman, Barbara (Robert) Rosenthal, Nancy (Stephen) Yarnell; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, November 10, at Olthof's Funeral Home Inc. in Elmira. Visiting hours will follow from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. The family will hold a private graveside celebration of John's life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's name may be made to the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, AOMC Auxiliary, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905, where he volunteered for 9 years or to The American Red Cross.  Star Gazette – November 6, 2012   


RICHARDS Janice L. Richards 

Born July 13, 1932, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, September 22, 2012. She was predeceased by her parents and great-grandson, Dillon. Janice is survived by her children, Linda Crowley, Kenneth Hawken and Danny (Georgia) Hawken; grandchildren, Wade, Amanda, Danny Jr., Stephen and Joshua; and 5 great-grandchildren. It was Janice's wish that no services be held. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank Elcor and Hospice for all the care given to Janice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – September 24, 2012    


ROBERTS James (Jim) N. Roberts

age 70, of 2462 Bowling Alley Rd., Wyalusing, died Monday evening Nov. 5, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.   Jim was born on Sept. 2, 1942 in Hackensack, N.J., the son of the late James E. and Evelyn Roberts.  His family later moved to Queens, N.Y. where he met wife Carolyn, whom he married on June 28, 1964. In 1973 Jim and Carolyn moved to Wyalusing where he enjoyed living in the country and raising his family. He built a veal barn in 1980 and raised veal until 2009.  Jim is survived by his wife, Carolyn M. Kloss Roberts; his two sons Eric J. Roberts of Wilmington, Del. and Travis N. Roberts of Los Angeles, Calif.; and his daughter Jessica L. Susanj and her husband Emil of Wyalusing. He is also survived by his granddaughters Julianna N. Susanj, Emily M. Susanj, and Gabriella J. Susanj all of Wyalusing.   It was Jim's wishes to not have any services. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make donations may do so in Jim's name to the Area Agency on Aging, 220 Main St. No. 2, Towanda, PA 18848 or Nursing Department of Memorial Hospital, c/o Lynn Dibble, 91 Hospital Dr., Towanda, PA 18848.   Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville.  Towanda Daily Review – November 8, 2012   


SAUERZOPF Grace K. Sauerzopf

21, of Claysville, Pa. died unexpectedly Sunday, November 11, 2012 from injuries received in an automobile accident in West Finley Twp., Washington Co. Pa. She was born March 10, 1991 in Columbus, Ohio a daughter of Lois Jean Brown Mahan of Claysville and John Charles Sauerzopf of Jeanette, Pa. and had resided in West Finley Twp. since 2000. Miss Sauerzopf attended the Windy Gap United Presbyterian Church at West Finley. She was a 2009 graduate of McGuffey High School where she participated in the CNA program at Western Career and Technology Center. Miss Sauerzopf also attended Westmoreland Community College and was currently attending Penn Commercial College for medical office training. She was formerly employed by the Washington County Autism Society and was also employed in Washington area restaurants and retail sales. Surviving in addition to her parents are her step-father, Jay Alan Mahan of Claysville; a brother, Avery Mahan at home and a ½ brother, Charles Knerian of Jeanette; maternal grandparents, John and Grace Cumpston Brown of Greensboro; paternal grandparents, Robert and Elizabeth Sauerzopf of Horsehead, NY; paternal step grandmother, Joy Clutter Mahan of West Finley; God-parent, John Looker of Columbus, Ohio; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Deceased is her paternal step-grandfather, Roy Mahan. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and until time of services at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012 in the Windy Gap United Presbyterian Church at West Finley with Rev. Jeri-Lynn Bouterse officiating and Angie Deal assisting. Interment will follow in West Finley Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to your local Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rush Funeral Home, Inc. Rogersville, Pa.    Star Gazette – November 14, 2012



Wellsboro Gazette – Wednesday, June 5, 1996

Barry M. Seeley, 37, of Woodhull, N.Y., died Sunday, June 2, 1996, at home, as the result of a farm accident.  Born Nov. 27, 1958, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Robert P. and Ruth Mack Seeley. A graduate of Troupsburg Central School, he was a United States Army veteran and a former member of the Elkland Moose. A former employee of Electricord of Westfield, he was currently employed at Truck-Lite Company of Wellsboro. Surviving in addition to his father and mother, Ruth Bruce, are his wife, Esther M. Seeley; two daughters, Marie A. Seeley and Natoshia L. Seeley and a son, Donald E. Seeley, all at home; his stepfather, Donald Bruce of Elkland; two brothers, Alan Seeley of Elkland and Michael Seeley of Indiana; six sisters, Marlene Griffin of Chula Vista, Calif., Darlene Harmon of Wellsville, N.Y., Harriet Clark of Woodhull, N.Y., Kelly Harrison of Columbus, Ind., Karen Seeley of Chula Vista, Calif., and Marchele Eddy of Argyle, Texas; maternal

grandmother, Frances Butler of Sabinsville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, June 5, from 7 p.m.

to 9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home, Main Street, Woodhull, N.Y. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at the Woodhull Cemetery Chapel. The Rev. George Cosper will officiate. Burial will be made in the Woodhull Cemetery. 


SEELEY Willard

Wellsboro Agitator – June 15, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis received word of the death of their brother-in-law, Willard Seeley, of Michigan.


SMITH Ruth Smith Abell 

92, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at the Village Care of King Nursing Home in King, North Carolina.  Mrs. Abell was born Sept. 14, 1920 in Winston-Salem, N.C. She graduated from Reynolds High School and attended the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.  Mrs. Abell married Dr. Leonard Abell a veterinarian serving in the Army upon his return from the Pacific Theater, on July 9, 1943. When he completed his military service, they moved to Rome, where they lived for 35 years. Dr. and Mrs. Abell retired and moved to Pfafftown, N.C. in June 1979. Dr. Abell died at their home in Pfafftown on Jan. 29, 2011. Mrs. Abell was very active in the community as a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, the Grange, and the Garden Club.   She is survived her son Charlie Abell of Fairfax, Virginia; her daughter Sally Rieger of Bethlehem; her daughter Nina Borow of Williamsport; her sister Margaret Pittard of Winston-Salem, N.C.; her sister Iva Lee Workman of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Inurnment services for Mrs. Abell will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Reverend Jeff Hamrick will officiate. Relatives and friends are welcome.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in the name of Mrs. Ruth Abell be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Pfafftown, N.C.   Towanda Daily Review – November 16, 2012 


THORP Mariella Keir

99, of Sayre, Pa., went home to be with her Lord on November 6, 2012, at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born on February 7, 1913 in Burdette, N.Y., the daughter of (the late) Frank and Helen Johnson Thorp.  Mariella attended Troy Schools, graduating in 1931; thereafter she worked at Penney’s in Troy, Pa. She was a member of Sayre Presbyterian Church. Mariella volunteered for many years in the Robert Packer Hospital Admissions Department. She enjoyed baking peach pies, sewing for her grandchildren, and watching Lawrence Welk and Pennsylvania Polka on Saturday nights. She was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Penn State.  She is predeceased by her husband Arthur in 1990, father Frank Thorp, mother Helen Clark, brothers Bob and Ray Thorp, and daughter Shirley Keir Allen.  Mariella is survived by her children, Katherine “Kitty” (and Jim) Felt of Sayre, Pa., Sandra (and Thomas Richard) Walsh of Towanda, Pa., and Gayle Keir of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren, Robbin (and Donnie) Skerpon of Sayre, Pa., Tammy (and Dave) Mastrantuono of Waverly, N.Y., Rick (and Jeanne) Felt of Sayre, Pa., Randy (and Lynette) Felt of Sayre, Pa., Patrick (and Stacey) Walsh of Monroeton, Pa., and Mark (and Jennifer) Walsh of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Luke, Taylor, and Elyse Skerpon, Jeffrey and Joshua Mastrantuono, Sarah, Adam, and Marc Felt, Kendra and Katherine “Katie” Felt, and Kennedy and Kerrigan Walsh; her 98-year-old sister Vivian Mattocks of Troy, Pa., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Felt officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Mariella’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.   Sayre Morning Times – November 8, 2012  


TOMBS James R. (Jim) Tombs

78 years, of Curtis Coopers Road, Campbell, NY, died Monday, November 5, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. He is predeceased by his wife Pauline of 55 years, his father and mother and aunt and uncle whom he lived with. He is survived by two brothers, Dale (Tonya) Tombs of Campbell, NY and Daryl (Carol McCann) Tombs of Savona; several nieces and nephews and companion and longtime friend, Barbie. Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A Funeral Service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 2:00 PM. Committal prayers and interment will take place at the family plot in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Painted Post, NY. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be given in Jim's name to the Campbell American Legion, 4750 Ctr., Campbell, NY 14821.   Star Gazette – November 7, 2012    


TUBBS Genevieve Flynn

94, of 99 Bozzard Road, Osceola, died on Nov. 7, 2012 at Corning Hospital.  She was born June 11, 1918 in Sunderlinville, the daughter of John and Nora Tubbs.   She married Leon G. Flynn, who passed in January 2000.   Genevieve was a lifelong member of the Osceola Methodist Church, a member of the church's United Methodist Women's Group and the church choir. She loved playing the accordion and was an avid quilter.  She is survived by her children, William and Mary Flynn, Seneca Falls, N.Y.; Evelyn and Richard Reimann, Knoxville; George and Sheila Flynn, Elkland; Velvet Avery, Woodhull, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Stephen and Mitchell Flynn, Debra Kretchman, Michael and Craig Reimann, Tammy Marzo and Kevin Avery; her sister, Kathryn Hillyard; 12 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband, Leon; her daughters, JoAnn Dartt and Jean Flynn; her grandson, Darren Avery; brothers, Stanley, Sidney, Winfred and Charles Tubbs; two sisters, Marie Tibbetts and Margaret Schweigart; and her sons-in-law, Victor Dartt and Charles Avery. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Osceola Methodist Church.   Wellsboro Gazette – November 13, 2012   


TUCKER Margaret T. Dimmick

of Montour Falls, died peacefully on November 9, 2012. A scholar, mother, grandmother, she was born in Detroit, Michigan to Thomas and Maggie Tucker on October 30, 1915. After graduating from Maygrove College and Wayne University in Detroit, she taught in the Detroit Public Schools. After her marriage to Wayne M. Dimmick she taught Latin, English, Reading and Elementary at Odessa-Montour School. She was an active communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen. Her husband Wayne predeceased Margaret in 2010. She is survived by her children, Maureen (Jack) Huebsch, Janet McKnight, Nancy (Bill) Bennett, Paul (Terrie) Dimmick, and Perry (Lindsay Ruth) Dimmick; as well as her grandchildren, Brian (Amy) Huebsch, Todd, Ben, and Matthew McKnight, Chad (Anne) and Danny (Heidi) Bennett; and great grandchildren, Ethan, Owen, Orion, and Laurel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Monday November 12, 2012 at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Mary's Restoration Fund, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, or Seneca View Skilled Nursing, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY.  Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – November 11, 2012  


TUNNICLIFF Nettie M. Palmer

82, of Burdett died on November 6, 2012 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls.  "A great lady was welcomed into the arms of her Lord on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. Nettie May Palmer slipped peacefully from this world to join her family and friends in heaven. Rest in peace thou good and faithful servant. I'll miss you mom. You were one of the best. I love you." Beth Anne Vann.  Family and friends may call at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY on Friday, November 9th, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Netties's funeral service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, November 10th at 1:00pm. Burial will take place at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa.  Nettie was born on December 25, 1929 in the Town of Reading, the daughter of the late Sevelon & Harriet Grant Tunnicliff. She was called "Netters" by the teenagers at Vickers & LaFaces. At one time she was very active at the First Baptist Church of Watkins Glen. Nettie loved to read, crochet and share her love of Christ especially with the children that like to gather around her.  She is survived by her daughter Beth (David) Vann; granddaughter Ashley Vann; special feline friend Molly; sister Joyce Tunnicliff; nieces Joan Brick (Bill Peifer), Sandra (Vern) Chrystler, Mary Lou (Tom) McKinney; nephew Charles Tunnicliff; several great nieces, nephews, great-great nieces, nephews and cousins; stepdaughters Sylvia Palmer & Linda Nagle; several step-grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Nettie was predeceased by her husband P. Alfred Palmer; daughter Rebecca Joy; sister Mary Wenban; brothers Sevelon, Robert Albert, George Ernest, Harold James; nephew Gordon James; and cousin Charles Van Riper.    Star Gazette – November 8, 2012  


TURNER Patricia Anne (Turner) Mitchell

(age 83) died peacefully at Three Rivers Nursing Home in Painted Post, NY on Monday, October 29, 2012. Born on August 20, 1929, in Providence, RI, she grew up in Rhode Island as the only child of Daniel and Mildred Turner. Pat attended the University of Rhode Island, where she met and married her husband of 58 years W. Fred Mitchell. Before her retirement in 1995, she worked for the Corning Glass Works, IBM, Cornell University and was the President of F.B.M. Office equipment in Ithaca, NY. Pat is survived by her children Gail Mitchell (Stan Zdonik) of Westwood, MA, and Fred Mitchell (Polly Fowler-Mitchell) of Himrod, NY, and grandchildren James Mitchell Shaw, Jason E. Mitchell, Patty Mitchell, David Zdonik, step-grandchildren Jeremy Miller and Margaret Miller. She is predeceased (2007) by her husband W. Fred Mitchell and (1961) by her son William Fred Mitchell (Billy). A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012, 1:00 PM at the Dundee Presbyterian Church, 31 Main Street, Dundee, NY 14837. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in Pat's memory, to the AVON Walk for Breast Cancer, 33 Broad St. Boston NY 02109.   Star Gazette – November 11, 2012    


VAN HORN Donald G.

Age 69 of Elmira, NY died on Friday October 26, 2012. Donald was born on June 2, 1943 in Elmira, NY the son of the late William and Jean E. Rockwell Keegan. Private Funeral Services were held by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.  Star Gazette – November 6, 2012  


WALKER Billy F.E. Walker 

77, Shreveport, LA, died 10-17-2012    Star Gazette – October 24, 2012


WALKER Robert W. "Bob" Walker

87, of Liverpool died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Elmira the son of James H. and Myrtle (Clark) Walker he graduated from Southside High School and served in US Navy during WWII where he received the Purple Heart. He married Virginia Doane in her family's home in 1947. Robert retired from NYS DMV after 25 years and was an avid hunter, fisherman and longtime member of the American Legion. He was predeceased by his sister Doris Talada formerly of Sayre, PA. Surviving are his wife Virginia; three daughters, Gloria (Richard) Tubbs of Candor, NY, Kathleen (Joseph) DeYulio of Syracuse, and Roberta (Frank) Halas of Cicero; two brothers James, Jr. and Earl Walker; a sister Ruth Dinsmore; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday with services at 1 pm at B.L. Bush & Sons, 10 Genesee (Main) St, Camillus. Burial with military honors will be in Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery.  Star Gazette – November 4, 2012


WARD Fern V. Harrington

84, of Tannery Creek Road, Corning (Lindley), died on Wednesday evening, November 7, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA quite suddenly.  Fern was born in Addison, NY to Cecil and Hazel (Pickett) Ward on Sept. 16, 1928. She was a graduate of Addison Central School in 1946.  She worked for Ingersoll Rand Co. and retired from Dresser Rand in 1994 after 45 years of active service. She married Leon M. Harrington Sept. 10, 1949 in Painted Post. When he died Sept. 11, 2010, they had enjoyed 61 years together.  She enjoyed traveling with her family and for many years they traveled by trailer to Myrtle Beach, SC and Florida and Stauton, VA to see their favorite entertainers, “The Statler Brothers”. Later traveling was done by bus tours. On their 50th Anniversary, a bus tour to Cape Cod & New England was taken with their son William.   She was a member of the Presho United Methodist Church, Lindley-Presho Senior Citizens and Woodhull Community Friends Senior Citizens.  Fern was predeceased by her parents, brothers, Rexford G. Ward and Paul M. Ward, step mother, Margaret Mudry and her husband, Leon Harrington.  She is survived by her son, William at home, sister, Lorraine Smith of Florida, sisters in law, Barbara Morseman and husband Richard Morseman of Addison, Fanny Koon and husband Elwyn Koon of Florida, Peggy Miller of Lawrenceville, Pa., Letitia Ward of Mansfield, Pa and Arlene Whiting of Virginia, special nephew, Patrick Ward of Addison along with other nieces and nephews.  Fern requested no public service. Burial will be in Presho Cemetery next to her husband.  Memorials may be made to the Presho Methodist Church or charity of one’s choice.   Corning Leader – November 10, 2012   



Age 89 of Arkport, NY and formerly a longtime resident of S. Main St., in Horseheads died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Nicholas Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, NY. Ken was born in Wellsboro, PA to the late Hugh and Ruth (Marmor) Wetherbee. He was predeceased by his wife, Letha (Foulk) Wetherbee in 1999. Ken is survived by his daughter and sons, Christine (Randy Jr.) Dieter of Arkport, NY, Edward Wetherbee of Colorado Springs, CO, and Gary (Lynn) Wetherbee of Milton, FL; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Wilmon Wetherbee of Wellsboro, PA; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Wetherbee of Mansfield, PA, Naomi Wetherbee and Marjorie Wetherbee of Wellsboro, PA; daughter-in-law, Candice Wetherbee of Dansville, NY. He was also predeceased by his son, John Wetherbee; brothers, Walter, Wilber, Elbert, Llewelyn and Gordon, Wetherbee; sisters-in-law, Ilene Wetherbee and Arlene Wetherbee. Ken was retired from the Maintenance Department of the Horseheads Central School District. He and his wife were devoted members of Elmwood Baptist Church where Ken was also their custodian and all around general fix-it-man. He was also a member of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 F. & AM. One of Ken's favorite hobbies was gardening. He took pride in selling what he grew at his produce stand. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 4-6pm. His funeral service will take place in Elmwood Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903 on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10 am. with the Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Those wishing may also remember Ken with memorials to Elmwood Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights NY 14903. Star Gazette – November 10, 2012


WETHERBEE John B. Wetherbee Sr.

John B. Wetherbee, 56, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2006, in the town of Ossian as the result of a farm accident.  John was born in Wellsboro, Pa., on April 20, 1950, a son of Kenneth Edward and Letha Amelia Foulk Wetherbee. On July 26, 1975, he married Candace King, who survives. He was predeceased by his mother and a daughter, Sarah Ilene Wetherbee.   At the time of his death, John was employed as a corrections officer and had just been transferred to the Groveland Correctional Facility six months ago. He had a true love of hard work and farming and had worked for many farms including Swyer's Farms, Schramm Farms, Lander's Farms, Wilcox Farms, Sugar Creek Farms and many others throughout the area. He had also driven for Bugman's Trucking of Dalton.   John was a member of the former Ossian Center Fire Dept., a member of the Rochester Roller Pigeon Club, CSEA and the NYS Corrections and Policeman's Association. He enjoyed working on automobiles, experimenting with electricity and coon hunting. The past several years he had begun to enjoy life by spending more time with his wife, children and grandchildren.  Surviving in addition to his wife of 30 years, Candace, and his father are two sons, John B. Wetherbee Jr. of Dansville and Jeremy (Charlene) Wetherbee of Perry; two daughters, Hailee Wetherbee at home and Crystal Lee Hey of War-saw; two grandsons, Carl Roach III and Dominick Hey: his father- and mother-in-law Frank and Wilma King of South Dansville; two brothers, Gary (Marion) Wetherbee of Florida and Edward Wetherbee of Colorado; a sister, Christine (Randy) Dieter of South Dansville; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.  Friends called Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville. A funeral service was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the South Dansville United Methodist Church. Interment will be next to his daughter Sarah in Forest Lawn Cemetery, South Dansville.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a fund established for Hailee's education, c/o Candace Wetherbee, 271 Main St., Dansville, NY 14437. (GCE, June 22, 2006, p4)


WRIGHT Eldridge (Mike) Wright

On Sat. November 3, 2012, Eldridge (Mike) Wright died.  Born on April 21, 1941 in Kingston, Pa., he was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  Prior to his retirement he was employed by Ingersoll Rand. He was a member of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church and Rural Amity Lodge No. 70.  He enjoyed volunteering for meals on wheels and AARP doing taxes. His many walks with his loving dog Huckleberry and hunting.  He is predeceased by his parents (Arnold and Marie Wright) father and mother in law (Leland and Verona Wright) son, (David Leland Wright) and grandson (Brock David Wright).  He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Lois Day Wright. He was a devoted father to his boys: Thomas Wright, Robert Wright, Steven Wright. He is also survived by several brothers and a sister as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He has five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.   A celebration of life will be held at Friday at 1p.m. in the Multon-Kopcsa Funeral Home 5749 SR 309(Beaumont) Monroe Twp. with the Rev. James Ellis of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Perrins Marsh Cemetery, Center Moreland.  Friends may call Friday 11 a.m. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, 13545 Berwick Tpk., Gillett, PA16S25 or the American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA18702 or a charity of the donor's choice.  Sayre Morning Times – November 7, 2012   


ZISK Gregory Zisk

61, of Holley Rd., West Elmira, NY died peacefully at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira after a brief illness on Monday, November 12, 2012. Born July 22, 1951 in Glen Cove, NY, he was the son of the late Harry and Maria (Ranaldo) Zisk. He graduated from Rose Kennedy School in Wantagh, NY. Greg moved to the Southern Tier in 1995. He is survived by his brother, Robert A. (Connie) Zisk of Horseheads, NY; a niece, Courtney (Richard) Perez; a nephew, John-Paul Zisk and several great nieces, nephews and cousins. Greg was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harry J. Zisk and his niece, Adrianne M. Zisk. Private burial services will be held at the convenience of his family. A Memorial Service for Greg’s friends and family will be held at Able-2, 398 Old Ithaca Rd., Horseheads on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Greg’s honor to Able-2, P.O. Box 1554, Elmira, NY 14902.    Funeral obituary – November 14, 2012  


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