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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.

ADAM Donald Herman Adam

aged 78, died at Conway Medical Center on December 1, 2012. Born March 11, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA to Herman and Frances Adam, he was a 1952 graduate of Media High School prior to his service in the United States Army, from which he received an honorable discharge in May 1957. He was a proud graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1962. He resided in Bradford, PA, Metuchen, NJ, Big Flats, NY, North Syracuse, NY, Marion, IN, Signal Hill, CA, and Rock Hill, SC in his employment as a quality control executive with a variety of glass and aluminum container companies including Corning, Inc., Thatcher Glass, Carrier Corp., and American National Can until retiring to Little River, SC in 1993. Don was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach where he was an enthusiastic bass vocalist in the Choir; he was also an avid sports fan and golfer. Survivors include his daughter, Diana Adam (Rochester, NY); his son, Donald Adam (Lafayette, LA); his oldest brother, William Adam (Pensacola, FL), and his dear companion, Catherine Hay Smith (North Myrtle Beach, SC). Don was preceded in death by his older brother, Richard. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 6 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 706 14th Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach, SC. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens, 65 E. Hwy 90, Little River, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Building Fund of the Trinity United Methodist Church are welcome at Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 373, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597. A message of condolence may be sent to Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.    Star Gazette – December 5, 2012  


AMOS Glenys Pagett

age 80, of Milan, Pa., formerly of Tunkhannock, Pa., died on December 7, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born August 27, 1932 in Brynmawr, South Wales, the daughter of the late George and Ivy Rouse Amos.  Glenys was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She attended schools in South Wales. She worked as a clerk at the A&P Store in Tunkhannock and as a dietary assistant for Tyler Memorial Hospital, retiring from that position. Glenys was a member of St. Peter Episcopal Church, Tunkhannock, Pa. She loved to play Bingo.  She is predeceased by her husband William A. “Alfred” Pagett in 1976, brother Dennis Amos, brother and sister-in-law George and Barbara Pagett of Brynmawr, South Wales, and sister and brother-in-law Florence and Ernest Rosengrant of Tunkhannock, Pa.  Glenys is survived by her daughter and son-inlaw Debra and Bernard Trout of Milan, Pa., with whom she resided, grandchildren Meghan Catherine Trout and Courtney Rae Trout, and sisters Audrey (Donald) Beacham of Caldicot, South Wales and Nan M. Amos of Caldicot, South Wales, and sister-in-law Irene Amos of Brynmawr, South Wales, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  At Glenys’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.  Memorial donations may be made in Glenys’s memory to: Alzheimer Association of NE PA, Kirby Health Center, 57 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.   Sayre Morning Times – December 8, 2012    



Elmira: Age 69, died on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after 14 month battle with cancer. Mike was born in Elmira on February 9, 1943, son of the late Joseph A. and Jennie (DellaRocco) Barbieri. Mike is survived by his immediate family; beloved wife JoAnn DeNunzio Barbieri, together they celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary this past July 18th; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa M. and Scott Henderson, Huntersville NC with their children, Sean and Sara; Karen J. and Thomas Coons, Carmel IN with children Joshua and Allie; Kristine M. and Anthony DiTullio, Mt. Gilead OH with daughters, Gabrielle, Isabelle and Juliana.   Mike was a 1961 graduate of Elmira Free Academy. After high school he enlisted and served for 4 years in the U. S. Air Force. Mike had a 37 year railroad career with Erie Lackawanna, Conrail and Norfolk Southern. He retired from Norfolk Southern as trainmaster of the Southern Tier. After retirement Mike enjoyed many years of golfing with family and friends. Mike cherished his family; he was a loving husband, father and papa. He was actively involved with all aspects of his daughter's and their families' lives. He especially enjoyed traveling to visit his grandchildren and being their #1 Fan. He was a volunteer with the children's programs at the West Elmira Library and the Elmira Community Kitchen. He was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and cooked with many others for the "famous" spaghetti suppers and chicken & biscuit fundraisers at Lourdes. He was a member of the Italian Americans Veterans Club and played for a number of years in the I.A.V. Bocce League.  Mike took great pride in his Italian heritage, strong faith and service to country. He will be forever missed by his loving family and many friends. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Military honors will be accorded outside of church after the funeral mass. Private burial will be held at a later date. Donations in Mike's memory may be directed to the Elmira Community Kitchen, 160 High Street, Elmira NY 14901 or the American Cancer Society , B. Golisano Hope Lodge Hospitality House, 1120 South Goodman Street, Rochester NY 14620. Members of the I.A.V. will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Sunday at 1:45 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for our comrade Michael J. Barbieri. Signed, Gino Dunn, Commander.   A special thank you to Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Dr. Aleksander Rupik, and his staff, for their caring, kindness and compassion.  Star Gazette – November 30, 2012  


BARTON Bruce Brian Barton

was born on October 1, 1953 in Fargo, North Dakota to Bruce and Hilma Barton, who predeceased him. He died after a brief illness with cancer on November 27, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, friends, and pets, Brigit and Billy Bob. Bruce was the beloved husband and soul mate of Judith Sornberger and devoted father of Jamie Sornberger of Omaha, NE, and Matt Sornberger of Aurora, CO. He served in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division. He received his PhD from the University of Denver, and was a professor of English at Mansfield University since 1993. He was an inspiring teacher, poet, fiction writer, and a great golf buddy. A lover of nature, Bruce was most happy when at home with Judith on the side of a mountain outside Wellsboro, PA. Bruce is also survived by his brother, Jeff Barton, and his sister-in-law, Jill Zinn. A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield, PA at 10:30 AM, Saturday, December 1, with Rev. Rowena Gibbons officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary PO Box 293 Wellsboro, PA 16901     Star Gazette – November 28, 2012  


BEEBE Henry J. Beebe

65, of Newark Valley, died on Nov. 26, 2012 following an illness.  Henry is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carole (Holland) Beebe, his children: Henry C. Beebe, Amy Soper, Julie (Robert) Sheets and his mother, Edith I. Beebe. Also surviving are his brothers, David (Kathy) and Walter (Carol) Beebe; grandchildren, Paige, Jonathan, Sierra, Austin, several nieces, nephews and his life-long friend, Ronald Smith. He was predeceased by his father, Henry F. Beebe and brother, Roger N. Beebe. Henry was born on Dec. 23, 1946 in Newark Valley, N.Y. He attended Newark Valley Schools; served in the US Army (Vietnam) and was a recipient of the Bronze Service Star.  He held a membership in VFW Post 1536, Sayre.  In his early years, Henry was an officer for the Owego Police Dept and was also employed at Hollenbeck’s IGA in Newark Valley. He retired from Lockheed Martin (Formerly IBM) following 41 years of service.  Henry was an expert marksman, an avid sportsman and was happiest at any outdoor activity. He shot his final trophy, a seven-point buck, six days prior to his passing.  Henry’s family will receive friends on Sunday from 2- 4 p.m. at the MacPherson Funeral Home, 5 Whig St., Newark Valley. Full military honors will be accorded there at 4 p.m.   Sayre Morning Times – November 29, 2012  


BERNAT Nicklas Charles Bernat

20, of Troy, died accidentally on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.  Nick was born on Feb. 18, 1992 in Natrona Heights, son of Diana (Brock) Kisner of Troy and Dennis P. Bernat of Ford City. Nick worked as a grinder and catcher at Oak Hill Veneer in Troy. He enjoyed playing his guitar and his X-Box 360, spending time with his family and friends, and had recently taken up hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed tinkering with cars and just obtained his driver's license.  Nick is survived by his mother and step father Diana and Donald Kisner of Troy; his father Dennis P. Bernat of Ford City; his brother Joseph R. Bernat of Sanford, Maine; his step bother James Kisner and his step sister Valerie Kisner, both of Granville; material grandfather Paul Brock, Sr. and paternal grandmother Donna Bernat; step grandparents Durdette and Clemence Clark; his aunts and uncles, Deneen (Gary) Green, Jesse J. (Cyn) Brock, John Day Brock, Paul A. (Kathy) Brock, Jr., Debra L. (John) Colder, and Sandra L. Fouse; his step uncle Les (Brenda) Kisner; his step aunt Tina Kisner; and with several cousins.  Nick was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Evelyn E. Brock and his paternal grandfather Donald P. Bernat.  Family and friends may gather from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church of Troy 205 Redington Ave., Troy. The memorial service to honor Nick's life will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 at the First United Methodist Church of Troy with Rev. Andrew Phillips of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church officiating. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made in Nick's memory to the charity of one's own choosing.   Towanda Daily Review – December 4, 2012  


BIDNE Knute G. Bidne, Sr.

70, of Walkersville, Md. died Saturday morning, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Gettysburg Hospital.  Born Jan. 6, 1942, in Flandreau, S.D., he was the son of the late Leonard and Lorraine (Carsky) Bidne. He was the husband of Sharren C. (Carson) Bidne of Walkersville, Md. to whom he was married to for 26 years.  Mr. Bidne was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving in Vietnam. He graduated from Michigan Tech as a metallurgical engineer and later received his J.D. from Cooley Law School. He was an engineer, executive, attorney and entrepreneur.  In addition to his wife, Knute is survived by his two children, Knute G. Bidne, Jr. and his wife Julie, of Leesburg, Va., Brenda Stoltz and her husband Ken, of Leesburg, Va.; four grandchildren, Alexa Bidne, Knute G. Bidne, III, Anastasia Stoltz, Katarina Stoltz; two step-sons, Timothy Keck and his wife Adrienne, Jon Keck; and three siblings, Christine Juzysta, Suzanna Drake, Bruce Bidne, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, at the St. James Episcopal Church, Leesburg, Va. The Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg, took care of arrangements.   Wellsboro Gazette – December 6, 2012     


BIRCHARD Selden Chapin Birchard, Jr.

87, of Birchardville, PA died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at his home.  Born Nov. 8, 1925 in Birchardville, he was the son of the late Carlton and Lillian (Ackerman) Birchard.  He was a member of Birchardville Baptist Church.  Selden was a dairy farmer and loved his Jersey cows. He loved his family, hunting, the outdoors and the Lord. In later years, he enjoyed collecting milk bottles and antiques and going to auctions at Shamrock Auctions.  Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Arlene (Graham) Birchard of Birchardville; five children, Louise Small of Irish Hill, Larry (Sheila) Birchard, Dennis (Sheila) Birchard, Debra (Ronald) Smith and Eileen Birchard, all of Birchardville; 17 grandchildren: Brian (Maria) Small, Brock Small (fiancée Alison Huizinga), Lance (Renee) Birchard, Gregg (Cherie) Birchard, Autumn (Joseph) Evanek, Shaloam (Evan) Dyer, Chantal Birchard, Chapin Birchard, Jacob Smith and Justin (Stacy) Smith; great-grandchildren, Makenna, Logan, Frank, Dakota, Cory, Noah, Rachael, Sarah, Dustin and Luke; brothers and sister-in-law, Courtland Birchard of Birchardville, Gene (Rose) Birchard of Endicott, NY; sister-in-law, Glendora Graham of Birchardville; brother-in-law, Reginald (Ednita) Graham of Windsor, NY; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son-in-law, William Small; infant granddaughter Small; great-granddaughter, Taylor Birchard; aunt, Helen Birchard; sister-inlaw, Mary Birchard; brothersin law, Bernard and Millard Graham.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose.  Friends and family may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Birchardville Baptist Church, 49 Birchardville Hill Road, Montrose, PA 18801.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – December 6, 2012


BLUHM Gary Allen Bluhm

of Tunkhannock died Saturday evening in Regional Hospital of Scranton.  He was born in Sayre on Oct. 19, 1952, a son of Mary Kreichbaum Bluhm of Tunkhannock and the late Ervin Bluhm.  Gary was a 1970 graduate of Tunkhannock High School and attended Kings College. He was the owner of Gary Bluhm Real Estate and the Endless Mountains Exterminating Co. in Tunkhannock. He served as mayor of Tunkhannock for several years and was a PIAA Referee for Basketball. Gary was a former member Temple lodge No. 248 F&AM of Tunkhannock, Irem Temple Shrine and various other masonic organizations. He was an avid golfer and was a former member of Shadow Brook and Irem Temple Country Club.  Gary was a former member of the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Club, and Triton Hose Co. No. 1.  He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.  Gary was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years Mary Elizabeth Ambrutis Bluhm. He fulfilled his pledge to his wife that he would courageously fight his diabetes so that he could see their grandchildren grow and learn.  Surviving is a son and daughter-in-law Michael and Heather Bluhm of Lake Winola; daughter Kellie Jo Bluhm of Jermyn; brothers Jeffery and sister-in-law Betsy Bluhm of Tunkhannock, David Bluhm of Honesdale; sister and brother-in-law Karen and Jim Brown of Tunkhannock; granddaughter Justine Bluhm; grandsons Mark Ambrose, Michael Bluhm, Maxwell Bluhm and Hayden Bluhm; great-granddaughter Aubrey McHenry; and nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Richard Wright of the Tunkhannock Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to a Diabetes Association of the donor's choice.   Towanda Daily Review – December 3, 2012    


BRADLEY Robert J. Bradley

78, of 64 Morehouse Road, Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, Nov. 24, 2012, at home quite suddenly.  Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 6, 1934, Bob was the son of the late George and Dorothy Bixler Bradley.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War serving from 1952 to 1955. On May 5, 1962, he and the former Mary Ann Blickos were married in Philadelphia. Bob operated Bob's Janitorial Service in Lancaster County, Pa.  Upon his retirement, he and Mary Ann moved to the area full time after several years of visiting in their free time.  A very loving family man, his family always came first. Bob truly loved spending time with the grand kids, especially fishing outings at the farm pond.  Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Mary Ann Bradley, at home; his daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Doug Simpson, Quarryville, Pa.; his sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Shea Bradley, Washington Boro, Pa.; Rob and Jodi Bradley, Woodhull, N.Y.; his grandchildren, David Simpson, Nicole Simpson, Jessie Simpson, Kiah Bradley, Jada Bradley, Kiara Bradley, Trisha Bradley, Aubrianna Bradley and Bubba Bradley; his sisters, Dolores Tancredi, Betty Waldrop, Edie (Ed) Hoover, Elsie Bradley, Janie Bradley and Barbara Infante; his brothers, Sam Bradley, Gordon Bradley and Jackie (Heather) Bradley, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Bob was preceded in death by his brothers, George, Bill and Raymond Bradley.  A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Troupsburg Baptist Church with Pastor Trevor Price officiating.  Burial will be made on the family farm in Knoxville.  Arrangements are with the H. P. Smith and Son Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 4, 2012    


BRION Donald G. Brion

85, son of Ernest L. and Margaret Kilpatrick Brion, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at home with his family by his side. Married to June F. Amacher on May 17, 1952, they just celebrated their 60th anniversary.  Surviving besides his wife; are four children, Diane (Ken) Tripp of Liberty, Clara (Rich) Hemling of East Point, Dale of Williamsport Lynn of Liberty. Donald has five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.He is also survived by two brothers and four sisters. He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Russell.  He was a dairy and elk farmer all his life. He also served as a township supervisor for Jackson Township for 42 years.  A memorial service will be held Friday Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. from the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, with the Pastor Detlef Huckfeldt officiating. A celebration of Donald's life will be Memorial weekend, Sunday, May 26, 2013, at the Brion Pavilion (1585, Brion Road, Liberty.)    Wellsboro Gazette – December 5, 2012  


CONFER Willard K. "Jake" Confer

69, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. He was born on Sept. 7, 1943, in Wellsboro, a son of the late Harry C. and Ava Winona (Mosher) Confer.  Jake was married to Carol M. (Mathers) Confer and was a Vietnam veteran serving with the United States Air Force.  He worked for the North Penn Gas Company for 34 years retiring in 2000. Jake was a deputy waterways patrolman for 15 years and also worked with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and other county law enforcement offices. He, enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, building over 100 fishing poles, horses and farming. Surviving are his wife, Carol; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathi and David Crawford of Alba, Wendi and Brian Marbaker of Wellsboro; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean Kephart of Corning, N.Y., Sally and Richard Weeks of Chester, Va., Kay and J. D. Dennis of Carlsbad, Texas; sisters-in-law, Nancy Confer, Karen Confer, both of Wellsboro; five grandchildren, Jordan, Jakob, Cassidy, Beth, Brianna and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jake was predeceased by four brothers, Eddie, Richard, Howard, Harold; two sisters, Juanita Baer and Brenda Bowers. Friends may call on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at noon with pastor Matthew E. Weeks officiating.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 3, 2012 


CREEDON William P. (Bill) Creedon Sr.

age 78, a lifelong Valley resident, died on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Bill, a son of the late Francis and Jane Hughes Creedon, was born in Waverly on January 11, 1934.  Bill was a recipient of the Boice Trophy during his senior year of high school football. He was an outstanding guard on the high school basketball team and a phenomenal halfback on the high school football team. He played basketball and football during the undefeated teams of the early 1950s. He lettered in football, basketball and track during his high school years. Former teammates refer to him as being one of the best athletes to ever come out of Waverly.  He graduated from Waverly High School in 1953. After graduating from Lock Haven University with a Bachelor’s in health and physical education, he began teaching eighth grade at the Epiphany School, as well as spent time teaching fourth grade at the Sayre Central School. He then began his teaching career at Waverly Central School District, during which time he completed his master’s in education at Elmira College.  His love for education led him to further his own education by completing a Master’s in education administration at Syracuse University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958 and was stationed in Puerto Rico for two years. He was a member of the Athens American Legion Post #246.  Bill retired from the Waverly Central School District as a physical education teacher after 25 years. Throughout his teaching career, he enjoyed the time he spent coaching the Waverly junior varsity basketball team, girls softball team, refereeing football games, and officiating swimming meets. He was inducted into the Waverly Hall of Fame in 1996. Bill loved spending time with his family. His many varied interests included operating the Village Bike Shoppe from his home, watching college football, especially Florida State University, doing home projects and yard work, playing cards with friends, and taking his little shitzu (“Bi-Bi”) along for a number of rides around town.  He is survived by his fiancée, Patricia Simmons of Sayre; his children, William P. Creedon Jr. of Waverly, Alison Ferro and her husband Greg Ferro of Sayre, Andrea Bean and her husband Denny Bean of Waverly, Lisa Creedon of Athens, and Jeff Creedon and his wife Annette Creedon of Sayre; mother of his children, Ginger LaFollette; grandchildren, Rachel Bean, Alicia Tappan, Brittany Roberts; step-grandchildren, Meagan Mullen and Jordan Mullen; one great-grandchild, Jagger Roberts; his brother Jerome (Jerry) and his wife Louise Creedon of Maryland; sister Andrea McMaster of Georgia; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and other life- long friends. All that knew him loved him.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Bill’s life will follow the visitation with the Deacon Joe Erway honoring his memory at 5:00 p.m. A special tribute to Bill’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made in Bill’s name to the Waverly Free Library, 18 Elizabeth St., Waverly, NY 14892 or an animal charity of one’s choice.   Sayre Morning Times – December 7, 2012 


CROWE Gerald M.

Pine City: Age 68, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jerry was born July 7, 1944, in Williamsport PA, the son of the late Edward H. and Alice (Nixon) Crowe. He is also predeceased by brothers, James and Lawrence, nephew Edward Van Horn. Jerry is survived by his brother George Crowe; sister and brother-in-law Helen and William VanHorn; niece Kathryn; nephew James; grandnephews, Brenden and Jacob; special friends, Greg, Stan and Don; K-9 friends, Sophie and Daisy; along with several cousins and many "Friends of Bill". Jerry was a 1964 graduate of Southside High School. He entered the U S Army serving his country in Viet Nam. Jerry was a sheet metal worker and was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Union #112, Elmira. He was a life-time member of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62. An avid car enthusiast Jerry was the proud owner of a Jaguar. Both NYS and Pennsylvania lotteries will miss his weekly contributions. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A funeral service, along with military honors, will follow. Those wishing may remember Jerry with a donation to Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903, or Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville MD 20850-5168, which is an organization that assists military families in their time of need. Special thanks to the 4B Medical Staff and the Dialysis Unit at AOMC for the wonderful care provided to Jerry.  Star Gazette – December 7, 2012


DEPEW Gertrude (Depew) Braster 

Age 83, died Friday, November 23, 2012, at her daughter's home. Gertrude is survived by her longtime friend, Walt, 16 children, 1 sister, 4 brothers. She is predeceased by her husband, Albey Braster and brother, Gordon Depew. Gert was an honorary member of Lawrenceville Fire Department. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Tuesday, November 27th, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 3:00 p.m.   Star Gazette - November 26, 2012 


DREHMER Barbara M. Eldridge

90, formerly of Cty. Rte. 119 died Monday (Dec. 3, 2012) at the Steuben County Healthcare Facility in Bath where she had resided since 2007.  Barbara was born August 4, 1922 in Corning to Ralph and Ethel (Stoddard) Drehmer. On November 30, 1940 in Elkland, Pa. she married Floyd W. Eldridge who predeceased her in August of 1998. She was also predeceased by a son Perry Eldridge in 1970.  Barbara was a lifelong resident of the Canisteo Valley where she dedicated her life as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was an avid and devoted Christian lady who loved to read her Bible and learn its Scriptures. She was also a member of the Adrian Baptist Church.  Survivors include her six sons: Stanley (Sharon) Eldridge of Lake City, FL., James (Patricia) Eldridge of Adrian, Francis (Karen) Eldridge of Campbell, Ralph Eldridge of Hornell, Floyd (Sue) Eldridge of Alfred Station and Keith Eldridge of Alfred, five daughters: Jan (Dorr) Crane of Almond, Carol (Kenneth) Allen of West Union, S.C., Ethel Brown (Carter Snyder, Sr.) of Hammondsport, Eva Cotton (Leon Babcock) of Canisteo and Bonnie Padgett (Robert Menz) of Hornell. Barbara is also survived by a sister: Ethel Vanderhoef of Savona and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.  At Barbara's request there will be no calling hrs. a celebration of her life will take place Thursday at 1:00 PM at the Adrian Baptist Church, Cty. Rte. 119 in the town of Canisteo, with Pastors Frankie Garcia & Greg Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, N.Y.  Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Adrian Baptist Church, c/o Patricia Eldridge,  Cty. Rte. 119, Canisteo, N.Y. 14823.  Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo.   Corning Leader – December 5, 2012  


ELLIS Linda J. Goodwin

of Waverly, N.Y., died unexpectedly at the Robert Packer Hospital on November 20, 2012.  She was born May 2, 1946 to the late Wilson and Viola (Barnhart) Ellis.  She was preceded in death by both her parents, Wilson and Viola Ellis.  She is survived by her husband, Daniel R. Goodwin Jr.; her children: Daniel R. (Jody) Goodwin IV, Marshal Goodwin, Anthony Goodwin, John (Jen) Goodwin, and James Goodwin; two grandchildren Jayden and Hunter Goodwin; siblings Diane Walter, Fred Ellis, Bill (Donna) Ellis, Jean (Guy) Peck; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. More details regarding the services will be announced in the Morning Times when available.   Sayre Morning Times - November 24, 2012  



57, of Burdett, NY died in her home surrounded by her loving family Tuesday December 4th, 2012. Mary was born in Montour Falls, NY on December 3, 1955, the daughter of Vera and the late Joseph Franzese. She was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School. Mary worked for Williams Electric and retired from Schuyler County Public Health. Mary and her husband Gary owned and operated Kelly's Kitchen for 15 years. Mary was a member and past President of the United Way. She was also a member of the Squires where she played the clarinet. Mary is survived by her mother Vera Franzese, her loving husband of 23 years Gary E Kelly, children Ken(Amanda) Field, Kelly Field, Kristin Field, Craig(Cindy) Kelly, Randy(Amy) Kelly, Kim(Tim) Lock, Corie(Andy) Stansfield, Gary Kelly. Grandchildren Mya, Landon, Andrew(Melinda), Josh, Kari-Ann, Jacob, Alycia(Craig), Samantha, Brittany, Taylor, Braeden, Joe(Court), Jessica, and Zachary. Great Grandchildren Jasmine, Aden, and Tighan. Siblings Chuck(Roe) Franzese, Diana Franzese, Virginia Franzese, John(Doreen) Franzese, Joseph(Nelly) Franzese, Angela(Neal) Seamon, Bob Franzese. Brother-in-laws David Kelly, , Kevin(Terry) Kelly, Jason(Pam) Kelly. Sister-in laws Patricia(Terry) Dense, Sharon Kelly and Susan Kelly. Several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her father Joseph Franzese, her sister Nancy Franzese, her brother Michael Franzese, and brother-in-laws Phil Kelly, Neal Kelly. Throughout Mary's battle she was cared for daily by her loving and devoted daughter Kristin and her husband Gary. Her special friend, Phyllis Creighton was always there to help in any way she could along with the helping hands of Gretchen Folts and Sherri Kelly. Mary had many friends and was loved by all who knew her. A special thank you to all the people, family and friends, that always kept Mary in their thoughts. The family would like to thank Mary Kellogg and the HospiceCareFirst care givers. Mary is now at peace as she is the guardian angel of her unborn grandson Landon Field that will be gracing us with his presence in January. Friends and family may call from 4pm to 8pm on Monday, December 10th at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY. A Mass celebrating her life will be held at 10am on Tuesday, December 11th at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen with celebrant Father Paul Bonacci. In lieu of flowers make donations to HospiceCareFirst, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or Burdett Fire Department Building Fund, 3830 Willow Street, Burdett, NY 14818.   Star Gazette – December 7, 2012  


HALL William D. "Billy" "Doc" Hall

82, of Lawrenceville, PA died at home on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Born March 17, 1930 in Elkland, PA, he was the son of the late Albert and Florence (Van Zile) Hall. He worked at Agway and was an avid fisherman on Seneca Lake. He is survived by his daughters, Evelyn (John) McIntyre of Geneva, NY, Sandy (Gene) Kinney of Lawrenceville, PA and Mary Anna Evans of Interlaken, NY; his sisters, Edith Hall, Alice VanDusen and Sally Beach all of Elkland, PA; and over 100 grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; his sons, Edwin, James and LaVerne Brooks; a brother, George and several grandchildren. Private family services will be held at their convenience.    Star Gazette – November 28, 2012  


HILL Carolyn G. Buffington

age 71 of Elmira Heights, NY.  Died on November 23, 2012 after a courageous battle against cancer. She is predeceased by her parents, Francis and Ellen (Vellissares) Hill and her husband of 43 years, Bernard P. Buffington on January 9, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Rae along with her two children, Brooke Burch and Savannah Rae,:step children, Pat (Jim) Noren, Jody (Joe) Majernick, and Jay (Denise) Buffington: and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Carolyn is also survived by her two brothers, George (Doreen) Hill and Lee (Ellen) Hill,: several nieces, nephews,cousins and many close friends. Carolyn loved the Ladies Guild get togethers, she looked forward to the concerts in Teal Park, and was a big fan of Common Time. When you see a Cardinal please think of her and know she is watching over you. Funeral services will be held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church on Saturday December 1, 2012 at 11:00am. A reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. It was Carolyn's wishes that in lieu of flowers an Education fund be set up for her grandchildren Brooke and Savannah: 4027 Rockwell Ave Horseheads, NY. 14845. ARRANGMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME   Star Gazette – November 28, 2012


HOLTON Florence Ruth Fuller 

Beaver Dams: Florence Ruth Fuller, 90, of Beaver Dams, NY, died Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, in the Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. She was born in Beaver Dams, NY, on June 21, 1922 to the late Leon and Katherine (Swarthout) Holton. Florence married Stanley (Duke) Fuller on August 24, 1940 in Ovid, NY. He predeceased her in 1986. Florence was a member of the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church for her entire life. She enjoyed music, gardening, antiquing and playing cards. She was always kind and considerate of others and loved animals. If you had to describe Florence with a phrase, it would be "absolutely selfless"; as a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, she always put others first. Thanks Mom for being so very good to us all; you are the best and we will always love you. She is survived by six sons, Stanley (Sally) Fuller, Eugene Fuller, and Keith (Bulinda) Fuller, all of Beaver Dams, NY, Randy (Jody) Fuller of Corning, NY, Ronnie Fuller of Volis, NY, and Bradley (Sylvia) Fuller of Lawrenceville, PA; two sisters, Frances Allen, previously of Caton, NY and Margaret (Ernest) Knowles of Painted Post, NY; one brother, Kenneth (Sherry) Holton of Painted Post, NY; ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Florence was predeceased by her husband, Stanley (Duke) Fuller; three day old daughter, Christine; brother, Earl Holton; sister, Freda Johnson; and great-grandson, Brian M. Fuller. A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 8th, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church, 1285 County Route 19, Beaver Dams, NY. Interment will immediately follow at Beaver Dams Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Florence's name to the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church, P.O. 516, 1285 County Route 19, Beaver Dams, NY 14812.  Star Gazette – December 7, 2012  


HUGHES William K. Hughes

82, of Corning, NY, died Monday December 3rd, 2012 after a short illness.  He was born in Buffalo, NY, to the late Henry and Eleanor (Warren) Hughes.  He was also predeceased by his loving sister, Shirley Geddes.  Bill graduated from Corning Free Academy and served in the US Navy.  He was an Industrial Engineer at Ingersoll Rand Company, Painted Post, NY, for over 40 years.  Bill was a devoted Yankee’s fan.  He enjoyed golfing, traveling, wine making, and spending time on his lawn mower.  He also enjoyed attending the grandchildren’s sporting events - he was their number one fan.  Bill is survived by his wife: Karen Hughes, one daughter: Mary (Bill Banks) Hughes of Elmira; one son: Martin (Anne) Hughes of Elmira, NY; stepson, Scott (Christine) Klimczak of Newport Beach, CA; grandchildren: Christina (Matt) Sowers of Rochester, NY, James Banks of Elmira, NY, and Corbin Klimczak of Newport Beach, CA; great-grandson, Patrick “Hurricane” Sowers;  brother-in-law, Allan Geddes of Williamsburg, VA and children; as well as great, life-long friends including, Leigh, Chuck, Jack, and Tom and caring neighbors Mike and Deb.  Friends and family may call Friday, December 7th, 2012 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY.  The funeral service will be held Friday at 6:00 pm at the funeral home.  Interment will be Saturday at 11:00am in Hope Cemetery, Corning.    Corning Leader – December 6, 2012


HUMMELL Ginny Shannessy

of Dauphin, Pa., went home to be with our loving Lord and Father, November 21, 2012.  She was born September 3, 1928 in Altoona, Pa., the daughter of John Harry Hummell and Alma (Schultz) Hummell. Ginny hated to retire from her long-standing career as a real estate broker for the Harrisburg area, but she quickly found that she was an avid card player; playing every possible day at the Friendship Center and after, would go out to eat with her friends.   Most of all, Ginny loved God. She was often heard saying that God’s love was there for all of us.  Ginny is survived by her two daughters, Cindy Henson and her husband John Henson of Lockwood, N.Y., and Vicki Bowersox and her husband, Byron Bowersox of Watsontown, Pa.; four grandchildren: Danielle, Kurtis, Jason and Chad; two great-grandchildren, Christian and Alivia; her brother, T. William Hummell of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Daupghin Cemetery.    Sayre Morning Times – December 4, 2012   


HUNSINGER C. Jan Hunsinger

age 73, a former Waverly, N.Y., resident, died unexpectedly in his home in Macon, Missouri, on Wednesday, December 5.  Mr. Hunsinger graduated from Waverly High School in 1957 after distinguishing himself in football, basketball, and track. He went on to play football at Colgate University from which he graduated in 1961.  Mr. Hunsinger returned to Waverly to teach Biology and coach football and track from 1963 to 1968. He then went on to coach football, track and cross country at the University of Rochester and Colgate University before semi-retiring.  He moved to Macon, Missouri in the summer of 2012.  Mr. Hunsinger was pre-deceased by his parents, Clifford "Kip" Hunsinger and Pauline "Polly" Hunsinger.  He is survived by his second wife, Laurie; first wife, Janet Heidig Hunsinger; his sons Jan C. (Laura), Chris (Pam), and Todd; and daughter, Heidi Johnson (Don).  At this time no services are planned. Sayre Morning Times – December 7, 2012   


HUSTED Daniel R. Husted

93, of 1910 Merrick Hill Road, Knoxville, died Nov. 25, 2012 at his home.  He was born Nov. 3, 1919 in Knoxville, the son of Edward and Cora Hyatt Husted.  He was a field foreman for Consolidated Gas Transmission Corp. and served in the U.S. Army.  He is survived by sons, Joe Husted, Knoxville; Jim Husted, Caledonia, N.Y.; grandson, Kevin Husted, Caledonia, N.Y.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna; brothers, Harry, Sheridan and George; and a sister, Dorothy.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.   Wellsboro Gazette – November 28, 2012


JONES Kathryn E. Payne (Beth)

65, of Newfield died Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Hospicare facility in Ithaca after an extended battle with cancer.  Born June 8, 1947, Beth was the daughter of Elvis R. and Sammy L. Jones. She was predeceased by her father, Elvin R. Jones. She was born in Dublin, TX and was the eldest of six children. Beth was a retiree from Cornell University with extended service in the Bursar office. In addition to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, Beth was also an avid animal lover and devoted friend.  She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Ralph E. Payne and their canine kids, Skippy and Schultzy. Also surviving are her mother, Sammy L. Jones, her brothers, Randal Jones, Michael Jones, Mitchel Jones and Sid Stewart along with her sister Tracy. Her children, Adam Drake (Sherri), Daniel Drake (Michelle), and Jackie Clearwater (Dan). Step-children Jason Payne (Pam) and Licia Dadonna (Scott), her grandchildren, Sarah Drake, Emilee Drake, Macie Drake, and Garrett Drake, and step-grandchildren Kylie and Siarra Payne.   There will no services per Beth's request. She had asked that anyone who is able contribute to the Tompkins County SPCA and/or the Ithaca Hospicare Center.  Star Gazette - November 27, 2012   


KELLY Jean Marie Chalk

Odessa, NY: Jean Chalk died on November 27, 2012. Jean was surrounded by her family at the Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls as she went on to be with her Lord. Jean was born on May 24, 1928 in Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by both of her parents, Stanley Kelly and Edna (Kelly) Burke as well as her brothers Kenneth and Louis Kelly. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law June and Bill Wheeler from Odessa. Jean was also predeceased by her loving husband, Louis A. Chalk as well as her son Carmen G. Chalk. Jean has three surviving children, Beverly A. and (Jerry) Burke from Elmira, Louanne M. and (Wayne) Gumke from Tennessee and Louis A. (Chip) Chalk from California. Jean is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as many friends too numerous to mention. A Memorial Service will be held at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls, NY on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM. The family will be available for calling hours from 2:00 to 4:00 PM with the service following.   Star Gazette – November 29, 2012


KNOWLES Edward B. Knowles Jr.

died on Monday, November 12, 2012, at his home in San Jose, Calif.  Ed was born December 17, 1944, in Sayre, the son of (the late) Edward B. and Mildres (Blackwell) Knowles. He graduated from Sayre High School in 1962.  Ed was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served onboard the Henry B. Wilson DDG7 during the Vietnam conflict, and then moved on to a 44 year career at IBM San Jose, retiring as a project manager in 2009.  At home, Ed was an avid tomato gardener and was very active in his church using his cooking skills at various church sponsored events including his favorite, the Grace Emmaus Group of which he was a lay leader. He also participated in an early morning men’s Bible class and a married couples group with several close friends who loved traveleing to San Francisco for weekend retreats.  He is survived by his two sons, Todd (Ginny) Knowles of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Trevor Knowles of San Diego, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Tricia Davis of Scotts Valley, Calif.; his seven grandchildren; a brother, John (Gladys) Knowles and sister Jean (Rance) Agnew, both of Sayre, Pa.; as well as several beloved neices and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife Anne (David)Knowles in 2006.  A memorial service to celebrate his life was held November 25, at the Church of the Chimes in San Jose, Calif.  Sayre Morning Times – November 30, 2012    


KOSTY Sister Robert Mary Kosty SSJ 

Elmira : Sister Robert Mary Kosty SSJ died in Elmira, NY. Friday, November 30, 2012. Predeceased by her parents, Charles Kosty and Mary Kosty, several brothers, Charles, George, John, Michael, Joseph, Andrew; and sisters, Mary Welzel, Susan Gonta and Catherine Bianco. Survived by her brother, Alexander Kosty, many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews and her Sisters in Community. Calling hours will be held at two locations. Sister's first set of calling hours will be this THURSDAY from 2-4pm at the Sullivan Funeral Home (365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13) Horseheads, NY. Then on FRIDAY Sister Robert Mary will return to the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, (150 French Road) Pittsford for calling from 7-8:30 pm with a vigil service beginning at 7 pm. Her Funeral Liturgy will be at 10 am on Saturday. Interment on Monday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning, NY. at 10am Memorial donations may be directed to the Sisters of St. Joseph Ministry Fund.    Star Gazette – December 5, 2012 


LAMOGLIA Fortunato Lamoglia

86, of Quezon City, Philippines and Coudersport, PA, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Olivia and Frank Mickle in Coudersport.   Born October 14, 1926, in Pampanga, Philippines, he was the son of Jose and Clara Gomez Lamoglia. He was married to the former Teodora Mariano, who survives.   Mr. Fortunato was employed by Potter County Human Services as a van driver for many years.   A private viewing will be held at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Friends may attend a Memorial Service at 11:00 on Saturday, December 8, 2012 in the Gold Church, Gold, PA. Rev. Frank Mickle will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – December 6, 2012 


LOSEY Vickie S. Losey

56, of West Water St. died unexpectedly Tuesday (December 4, 2012) at Arnot/ Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. She had been employed as a medical records transcriptionist at Arnot/Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Vickie is survived by her father Victor (Catherine) Losey of Bath, nine brothers, three sisters, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 3-5 PM Saturday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo. A private graveside service will take place at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, N.Y. Memorial contributions in Vickie Losey's name may be made to the donor's choice.   Star Gazette – December 7, 2012


LUCE Rev. Nancy W. Luce

of Wellsboro, PA died on December 1, 2012 at The Green  Home. Her husband, Philip B. Luce, and she, were married on August 24, 1957, and he survives. Nancy was born October 29, 1934 in Plainfield, NJ, the daughter of the late William H. and Phyllis Kane Carroll. She was a retired Presbyterian minister who last served in the Galeton Presbyterian Church, Galeton, PA. Along with her husband, Mrs. Luce is survived by: her son: Timothy Luce and his wife Carol Gilmore of Easton, PA; 2 daughters: Phyllis Fitzsimmons-Luce and husband Tyler Fitzsimmons of Stow, MA, and Sarah B. Luce of Portland, ME; 3 Granddaughters: Rachel Luce, Elise, and Jehanne Fitzsimmons; and 2 sisters: Nina Devantery (Rob) of Newfields, NH, and Cynthia Smith (Alden) of Sangerville, ME; as well as several nieces and nephews. Nancy is a graduate of Colby College of Waterville, ME, and earned graduate degrees from Harvard -Radcliff College, and Princeton Theological Seminary. A memorial service will be held in the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. with the Rev. Glen Hallead officiating, with a luncheon to follow.  Arrangements  by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Memorials may be made in Nancy's name to, Heifer International or to any Palliative Pain Care organization.   Funeral home obituary – December 4, 2012  


LYONS Betty Ruth Lyons Hickey

77, of Sayre, Pa., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Sayre House.  Betty was born in Walterboro, S.C., on November 20, 1935, the daughter of Schuler and Armader Lyons. She was a graduate of Walterboro High School class of 1955 and moved to the Valley area in 1956. Betty was employed for a number of years by several area businesses and was later employed by The Evening Times in Sayre for 24 years, until her retirement in 1997. Betty loved to sew, read and bake her specialties; banana pudding, cream puffs and apple dufflop. Betty’s love for the Lord was paramount in her life and as her family can attest, no meal ever began in her home without thankful prayer first. She possessed tremendous love for her family and was equally loved and fondly known by all as “MaMa.”  Surviving are her children, Karen (Tom) Nobles of Sayre, Bodie Hickey of Fort Smith, Ark., Kevin (Lynne) Hickey of Sayre, son-in-law, John Gonzalez of Sayre, grandchildren, Kesha (Chris) Webster, Chad (Jen) Garrison, Danielle (Shawn) Sutton, Lindsey (Marcus) Kelly, Tara (Cody) Nobles, Kyle (Brittany) Hickey, Jessica Hickey, Ryan (Kristin) Hoagland, Jenna Hoagland, Cara Hickey, Clay Gillion, Kelly Kautz and Tom Nobles, 19 great-grandchildren, sister in-law, Lucille Lyons, several nieces, nephews, cousins and very special friends, Cindy Bordenet and Margo Eike.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Denise Hickey Gonzalez on August 11, 2008, a brother, Eugene Lyons and a sister, Elizabeth Moore.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, December 5, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St. Sayre, with Pastor James Donahoo officiating. The family requests that contributions be directed to the Animal Care Sanctuary, PO Box A, East Smithfield, PA 18817 in Betty’s memory.   Sayre Morning Times – December 4, 2012 


MATTHEWS Richard H. "Dick"

Age 75 of Painted Post, NY died on Thursday December 6, 2012. Richard was born on November 8, 1937 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Frank L. and Vera Whiting Matthews Jr. and also pre-deceased by his brother Frank L. "Larry" Matthews. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads. Mr. Matthews served his country with the U.S. Air Force. He retired as a New York State Trooper in 1986 from the New York State Police in Painted Post, NY. Dick is survived by his wife Dawn A. Rhoades Matthews whom he married on September 11, 1998; sons: Timothy Matthews of New Orleans, LA; Kirk Matthews of Phoenix, AZ; Patrick Matthews of Tumwater, WA; daughters: Belinda Helminger; Katherine Sequi both of Jacksonville, FL; Carolyn Cason of Pensacola, FL; step sons: David Vollgraf of Largo, FL; Jeffrey Vollgraf of Painted Post, NY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a special cousin Joan Mustico. There will be no prior calling hours. Interment will be in Bath National Cemetery in Bath, NY. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.  Star Gazette – December 7, 2012  


MATTOON Doris Louise Bement 

Age 89 of Lowman, NY died Friday, November 23, 2012 at home surrounded by family. Doris was born February 28, 1923 in Elmira. She was the daughter of the late Homer and Corah (Ackley) Mattoon. She is survived by her loving children, Richard (Mary Ellen) "Micky" Bement of of Somerville, OH, Connie Ruvolo (Anthony Savona) of Lowman, Debbie Bement of Elmira, Robert Bement of Lowman; grandchildren, Richard (Tanya) Ruvolo, Stephen (Diane) Bement, Michelle Stanton, Sean (Tiffany) Bement, Robin (Shawn) Savona Ruonavaara, Ginger Smith McKibbin, Danielle (Craig) Krause, Ashley Bement, Kirsten Bement, Allison Bement, Autumn Bement; 12 great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter. Doris is predeceased by her husband Louis "Red" Bement. She worked for Moore Business Forms for many years and retired in 1984. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Funeral and committal services celebrating Doris's life will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 7:00PM. Chaplain Meredith Tifft will officiate. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing please make memorial donations in Doris L. Bement's name to Carefirst (Southern Tier Hospice) 11751 East Corning Rd, Corning, NY 14830 or Alzheimer's Association 435 E. Henrietta Rd. Rochester, NY 14620 ATTN: Development Office. A heartfelt "Thank You" to the staff of Carefirst, Dr. Greenburg and her personal caregivers Kim, Linda, Brenda, Robin, and Michelle.    Star Gazette - November 27, 2012-


McCARTY Harry A.

Horseheads: Age 83, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Elcor Health Services. Harry was born January 26, 1929, in Elmira, the son of William T. and Treva (Sliter) McCarty. He is predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Catherine Dunlavey McCarty, and daughters, Mary Jo Brinthaupt and Michele McCarty. Harry is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, LuAnn McCarty, Horseheads; Sharon J. and Thomas Fitzsimmons, Rochester NY; Patricia L. and Greg Lawrence, Orefield PA; grandchildren, Brian Brinthaupt, Orefield, Amy (Richard) Adams, Rochester, Lisa Fitzsimmons, Rochester and Colleen Fitzsimmons, Philadelphia PA; great granddaughter Chloe Adams; along with several nieces and nephews. Harry was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a State Corrections officer at the Elmira Correctional Facility, retiring after 30 years of service. Private services will be held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – December 6, 2012  


McCLUNE Margaret M. "Peggy" Bump

age 81, of Montour Falls, NY, died peacefully after a brief illness on November 23, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, H. Robert Bump, "Bob". Peggy is survived by her four children, Scott R. Bump, Avoca, NY, Susan M. Bump, Arizona, Elizabeth M. John, "Betsy", Woodland Hills, CA, and Ray D. Bump, Montour Falls; and her six grandchildren, Buck Henry John, Maxwell Douglas John, Randy MacLeod John, Ricky McKay John of Woodland Hills, CA, Noah Daniel Bump and Cassidy Marie Bump of Montour Falls. Peggy was born in Coudersport, PA, graduated from the University of Buffalo and was a sigma sigma chapter member, and was also a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on November 29, 2012 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following. Interment Montour Cemetery.  Star Gazette - November 27, 2012  


McNAMARA Timothy R. McNamara

52, died on Nov. 27, 2012.  He is survived by his loving wife Penny; his two sons, Michael McNamara of Olean, N.Y., and Andrew (Megan) McNamara of McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.; and his beloved grandchildren.  He is also survived by his parents, Richard and Doris McNamara of Crestwood, Ill.; along with his brothers Dave and Phil, and his sisters Ruth and Delona with their families.  Tim enjoyed being with people of all ages whether as a pastor, youth leader, volunteer fire fighter or in the outdoors camping, hunting or fishing. He also touched many people’s lives with his love of music, ministry and humor.  He had red hair and was called Sparky for a reason. He never gave up on the Chicago Bears or the Chicago Cubs. Though he has been taken from us too soon we know his legacy and memories will live on. He will be greatly missed.  Funeral Services will be held at Lakeview Chapel, 185 Day Hollow Rd, Owego, N.Y., on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Todd Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at Lakeview Chapel on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m., until the time of service.  In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lakeview Chapel, 185 Day Hollow Rd, Owego, NY 13827 designated for the Great Commission Fund.   Sayre Morning Times – November 28, 2012   


MONROE Corral Rose Gunn

67, of Knoxville, PA, died Friday, November 30, 2012 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.   Born June 11, 1945, in Sunderlinville, PA, she was the daughter of Harold and Mayjol Snay Monroe. On April 14, 1962, in Westfield, PA, she married Vane C. Gunn, who survives.   Rose was employed by Ackleys in Westfield for 25 years. She was a member of God’s New Beginnings Church in Harrison Valley.   Surviving besides her husband, Vane, are: five children, Melinda (Joe) McCaslin of Potter Brook, Kristy (Tony) Parslow of Westfield, Vane (Gina) Gunn, Jr. of Palmyra, PA, Walter (Jodie) Gunn of Coudersport, PA, and Denise (Donald) Wescott of Knoxville; 17 grandchildren; 11 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; four sisters, Carolyn Setzer of Elkland, PA, Cleoria (Mike) McCullen of Westfield, Cynthia Swimelar of Westfield, Crystal (James) Thorne of Ansonia, PA; an uncle, Milton Snay of Coudersport, PA; an aunt, Mary McPherson of Sunderlinville, PA; ; nieces, nephews, and cousins.   In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Alex Monroe; and four sisters, Cora Haner, Connie Monroe, Clara “Kate” McCullen, and Carole M. Putman.   Friends may call at the Valley Christian Church in Westfield, PA on Monday, December 3, 2012 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 4:00 PM. The Rev. David R. Brelo and the Rev. Kurt Heisey will co-officiate.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.   Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA    Solomon’s Words for the Wise – December 2, 2012


MUNN Elsie V. Cole

94, of Sayre, died on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  She was born on Oct. 29, 1918 in Litchfield, the daughter of the late Leon and Maude Munn.  Elsie was a longtime member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Sayre. She graduated from Athens High School in 1937. She lived and worked on the family farm with her husband and children in Sheshequin Twp. Elsie held many different positions within the church and over the years made many lap robes for missions. She made quilts and afghans for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She is predeceased by her husband Walter Cole in 1992, sisters Alice Rice and Evelyn Page, and brother Kenneth Munn.  Elsie is survived by her children, Eleanor  and Ed Wojcinski of North Carolina, Irene and David Gattone of Fredricksburg, Alberta and Edward Lindsey of North Carolina, Dale and Sandi Cole of Towanda, Shirley and Gerry Franklin of Candor, N.Y., Judy and Dan Simpson of Sayre and Don Cole of Athens; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 607 South Wilbur Ave., Sayre.   Funeral services will follow at at 1 p.m. the church with the Rev. Dr. Edward Lindsey and Rev. John Musser co-officiating. Burial will be in Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made in Elsie's memory to a charity of one's choice.  Towanda Daily Review – December 4, 2012  



Of Horseheads, NY died peacefully on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the age of 53. Cathy was born May 8, 1959 in Bath, NY a daughter of Robert and Hope Overholts. She was of graduate of Horseheads High School, SUNY Brockport and Alfred State University and was a pioneer for women while holding several positions with NYDOT. For 29 years Cathy was an IT coordinator in Hornell, worked in construction as a CE-2 and worked in the bridge structure division as a CE-2 and PE in Hornell and lastly as a PE at Tioga County as resident engineer. Cathy was a lover of music and the outdoors as well as an accomplished cook and possessed a keen sense of humor. She is pre-deceased by her, father, Robert Overholts. Cathy is survived by her loving husband of 12 years, Richard L. "Woody" Woodward of Horseheads; children, Amanda Callahan (Paul Martin) of Horseheads, Martin Callahan of Montour Falls; step children, Jeffery Richard Woodward and Beth Marie (Jamie) Deluca; sisters, Gini (Curt) Albertalli of Dresden, Cindy (Tom) Clark of Horseheads, and Lisa Ferguson of Elmira; brothers, Robert (Lisa) Overholts of Zionsville, PA and Scott Overholts of Horseheads; mother, Hope Overholts of Horseheads; step grandson, Xavier Deluca; nephews, Brian (Rebecca) Albertalli, James Albertalli, Matthew (Amanda) Barends, Ben Overholts, Dustin Overholts, Christopher Overholts, and Reggie Ferguson Jr.; nieces, Erica (John) Aikman, Anna Overholts, and Jessica Ferguson; great nephews and great nieces, Owen Albertalli and Cyris and Lulu Albertalli, Austin and Emma Barends, Quinn Ferguson and Stella Aikman and several cousins and friends. It was Cathy's wishes that all services be held privately by the family. Those wishing to remember Cathy may make contributions to the Horseheads Animal Shelter Emergency Fund, 150 Wygant Rd., Horseheasds, NY 14845 or the Humane Society Animal Shelter, 7649 Industrial Park, Hornell, NY 14843 in her memory. Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY is assisting the family.   Star Gazette – December 6, 2012  


PALMER Charles L. Palmer M.D. 

Age 89, of Cocoa Beach, FL, formerly of Horseheads, NY, on November 10, 2012. Predeceased by wife, Gertrude J. Palmer, in May 2008    Star Gazette – December 2, 2012


PRICE Delmer Franklin “Del” Price

age 76, died on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Ashton Healthcare Facility.  He was born October 1, 1936, the son of (the late) Gordon Franklin and Leona B. Lintermoot Boyce Price.   Del enjoyed sports and was involved in softball, football, basketball, track, and wrestling. He enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing. He attended the old #1 Jr. High School, the old Thomas A. Edison High School, and graduated from the old Lenox Ave. School, Elmira Heights, N.Y.  Del served overseas with the 3rd Marine Division ECT and the U.S.A.R. 98th Division.  He was retired from Thatcher Glass Manufactuing and was also an accomplished and published poet, with over 70 poems published and four books written.  Del enjoyed arts, crafts, and designing.  He is predeceased by his daughter Autumn Price Townsand September 17, 1995; as well as his half-siblings: June (in March of 2005), Gordon (January 6, 1965) and Leona Boyce (October 23, 1983).  Delmer is survived by his children: Amber Eileen Price (William) Thorpe, Brian Kelly Price, and Linda Lee Price; over 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Maxine Irene Price; half-sisters Pauline and Mary Etta Boyce; aunts Loretta J. Price Butler and Helena Price Nichols; nephews James S. Morich and Samuel F. Morich; and many cousins.  At Delmer’s request, there will be 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 30, 2012


ROBERTS Margaret S. Knowles

93, of Valois, NY, died December 5, 2012. Margaret was born in Watkins Glen on November 7, 1919, the daughter of Lloyd Evans and (Helen) Louise Roberts. She was predeceased by her parents, husband of 73 years, Leland H. Knowles, and sisters Gertrude Dye and Norma McCawley. She had been a resident of Hobe Sound, FL and Valois, NY. She moved to Valois in 1983 from Vestal, NY; where she worked in the office of Lee Knowles, Inc. for 52 years with her husband. Prior to moving to Valois; in Endicott, NY she served as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, PTA volunteer, and president of the Rebekahs and Rotary. Later in life, she joined the Red Hats of Watkins Glen. Margaret's love was her family. She was a good neighbor, great friend, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Family, friends and neighbors were always welcomed at her home. She was a very thoughtful, caring person that always remembered your birthday or favorite food when you came to visit. She was also quietly friendly, sweet, sensitive, kind and modest. She never forced her opinions or even her values on onto others. She liked sweets, especially donuts! And, she was always the "behind-the-scenes" person and organizer, but never took credit. She will be missed by all! She is survived by daughters, Fay (Patrick) Donovan of Bluffton, SC, and Dona Monahan of Bristol, CT; three grandchildren, Mark (Muriel) Donavan of Boynton Beach, FL (and great-grandson, Eric (Sherri) Ponsati; and great-great-granddaughter, Madison) of Oahu, Hawaii, Scott (Lisa) Donovan (great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Bleu) of Charlotte, NC; Amy (Patrick) Blankenship (and great-grandson, Donovan) of Hilton Head, SC; brothers, LeRoy (Emma Lou) Evans of Watkins Glen and sister, Ruth (Charles) Hayes of Montour Falls. The family will receive friends and relatives on Saturday, December 8th, from 2pm-4pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 1:30 pm at the Hector Presbyterian Church, Hector, NY; followed by burial at Seneca Union Cemetery in Valois. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the VLH Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 46, Hector, NY, 14841.   Star Gazette – December 7, 2012


SHEARER Reigna Leigh Shearer

24 of Painted Post, NY, died Saturday in the Corning Hospital, Corning, NY.  Born in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Eric and Celeste (Richter) Shearer  Sr.  She graduated in 2011 from Houghton College, Houghton, N.Y and was employed as a teacher aid with Pathways, Inc. in Painted Post.  Reigna was active in her church and was an accomplished horsewoman, and loved her pets. She was a wonderful, kind, and giving person who wanted to make an impact in this world.  She had been a volunteer for Reins of Hope, Inc.  She was going to attend CCC nursing school this fall.  Surviving besides her parents Eric and Celeste is a brother, Eric (Caitlin Kline) Shearer of Ithaca, NY, nieces Anabelle Shearer and Olivia Shearer of Ithaca, NY.  Also survived by Marie Gerstenberg.  She was pre-deceased by her brother Robert Gerstenberg in 2007.  Friends may call at the Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, Painted Post Saturday December 8th from 10:00am to 11:00am, services will follow at 11:00am, burial will be at Goodsell Cemetery in Hornby. Arrangements by Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney St. in Corning. Memorials in Reigna’s name may be made to Reins of Hope, Inc., PO Box 14902, Elmira NY 14902.   Corning Leader – December 4, 2012  


SIMON Dorothy Alice Tkacik

Died peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Dorothy was born February 10, 1926 in Beaver Falls, PA, the daughter of the late Phil and Anna (Shymoniak) Simon. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Michael Tkacik, Sr. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Laureen P. Tkacik (with son-in-law Trevor Dowdell) Caloundra, Australia; son Robert M. (with daughter-in-law Susan) Tkacik, Saco, ME; son Philip J. (with daughter-in-law Mary) Tkacik, Horseheads, NY. Her grandchildren are Robert, Katelyn, Jessica and Kerry Tkacik. As well a dedicated mother and beloved Gramie, Dorothy was an exhaustive worker. She served as an office secretary for the Steelworker's Union of Western PA, a long-time waitress for Joe's Café in Beaver Falls, as well as a successful business owner (Murphil's Cleaner's, B.F.) along with her husband, Bob, for many years. Dorothy's passion was dancing. Her dancing shoes graced many dance floors across the country, though her friends and partners might insist her feet never touched the ground. She made any partner look good on the floor. She loved the music and the excitement of being out with the ones she loved. Dorothy was the perfect hostess, as those who have ever attended one of her parties know well. She could improvise in the kitchen, turning out delicious soups and lasagnas, and always kept a well-stocked bar. She was an active member of the Moose, Eagles, Turner's and, most of all, her beloved Elks Club. She paid frequent, weekly visits to all her clubs. Next to dancing, Dorothy loved driving. She journeyed near and far in her van, enjoying family and friends, up and down the East coast. We'd love to see the van turn into our driveways, even when the visit was a surprise. She toured regularly with Laureen and Trevor visiting Australia and Europe, and had a memorable trip out west with her son Bob several years ago. Our Dorothy still enjoyed music during the last 10 years that she spent in the NY area. She looked forward to musical concerts in the summer. That swing music would always make her smile and get her feet a tapping! The family would like to offer a most heartfelt thank you to Kathleen Wenzel for taking such special care of Dorothy: you'll never know how much it meant to us, to have you there when we couldn't be. Many thanks to the hard working staff of Skill 3, Bethany Manor. Another personal thank you, to the Hourihan family for embracing Dorothy at family gatherings after her move to NY. She would have wanted you to know how much it meant to her. The Tkacik family will attend a Mass in remembrance of Dorothy and her husband Bob at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8th, 2012, at Christ the Divine Teacher Church, Beaver Falls, PA. All are welcome to a reception following the service, 5:30 p.m., Beaver Falls Elks Lodge No. 348, 1000 6th Ave., Beaver Falls, PA. For those wishing give a gift in honor of Dorothy, the family suggests donations be made in Dorothy's name to the Alzheimer's Association 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 14620 ATTN: Development Office, or the Beaver Falls Elk's favorite charities.  Star Gazette – December 2, 2012  


SMITH Barbara J. Baker

age 51, of Waverly, N.Y. died Saturday, November 24, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  She was born March 16th, 1961 in Waverly, N.Y. Barbara was the daughter of Virginia Cooke and the late George Smith. She was a graduate of the Waverly High School class of 1979. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren. Barbara enjoyed caring for her home, animals and gardening. She would jokingly say, "She was a jack of all traits master of none". Her greatest joy in life was her love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Barb is survived at home by her loving husband of 32 years Michael Baker; son, Jonathan Baker; daughter, Peggy and David Woodruff; grandchildren Giulia and Anthony of Maryland; mother, Virginia Cooke of Waverly, N.Y.; mother and father-in-law Sarah and George Baker of Waverly, N.Y.; brothers, Michael and (Terri) Smith of Waverly, N.Y., Brian and (Debbie) Smith of Waverly, N.Y.; sister, Peggy and (Scott) Peters of Waverly, N.Y.; step-brother Wayne and (Debbie) Cooke of East Kingston, N.H.; sister-in-laws: Cathy and (Jon) Schweiger of Waverly, N.Y.; Shirley Blakeman of Athens, Pa., and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father George Smith and brother-in-law Lonnie Blakeman.  Barbara’s one goal after being diagnosed earlier this year with ALS was to make it to her son Jonathan’s high school graduation. Sadly this was not meant to be. Her strength to fight through everyday life was found in her favorite Bible verses; I can do all things through Christ Who Strengthens me, Philippians 4:13; We know that to them that love God all things work together for good, Romans 8:28.  The celebration of Barbara’s life will be at the North Waverly Chapel, 40 Route 34, Waverly, New York, Thursday, November 29, 2012 with the Rev. Edgar Manns honoring her memory at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established for Jonathan Baker at the Chemung Canal Trust Co., 405 Chemung Street, Waverly, New York 14892.   Sayre Morning Times – November 27, 2012   


STEVENS Roland "Rip"

74, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, November 30, 2012 in his home.  Born December 3, 1937, in Hector Township, PA, he was the son of Howard and Mayme B. Snay Stevens. On November 8, 1975, in West Bingham, PA, he married the former Charlene M. Baker, who survives. He was employed by Sunnydale Farms, Rankin Dairy, Corning Glass Works, and worked on construction.   He was a member of the Lighthouse Community Church, formerly Galeton Assembly of God.   Surviving besides his wife, Charlene, are: three sons, Wayne R. (Amy) Stevens of Kingsport, TN, Jeffrey S. (Sue) Stevens of Troupsburg, NY, and Howard C. (Regina) Stevens of Lexington, NC; three step-sons, James (Sheila) Lowe of Galeton, Michael Lowe of Sabinsville, and Jonathan Lowe of Westfield; a step-daughter, Dawn Lowe of Ulysses; 28 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray C. (Joyce) Stevens of Galeton, PA; a sister, Audrey (Melvin) Lowrey of Gaines, PA; an uncle, Milton Snay of Coudersport, PA; an aunt, Mary McPherson of Sunderlinville, PA; nieces, nephews, and cousins.   In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Gary S. Stevens, in 1999; three sisters, Beverly Neefe, June Flynn, and Wilma Lowe; and three brothers, Lowell Stevens, Ivan “Jeff” Stevens, and infant, Lester Stevens.   Friends may call Sunday, December 2, 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, Monday in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. Rev. David R. Brelo and Rev. John Knudson will co-officiate. Burial will be in Parker Hill Cemetery, Sunderlinville, PA.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, c/o Charlene Smith, 893 Simonds Hill Road, Westfield, PA 16950 or Christmas House, 1 Water Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – December 1, 2012    


SUTTON Dorothy J. Nelson

80, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Coudersport, PA, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.   She was born March 8, 1932, in Rexville, NY. On October 31, 1948, in Wellsville, she married Richard D. Nelson, who survives.  She was employed by Cooper-Slide in Genesee, Pennsylvania Forestry Dept., school bus driver for Coudersport and Oswayo Valley, and Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.  Her poems were published in the Olean Times Herald for many years.  Surviving besides her husband, Richard, are: a son, Richard (Joyce) Nelson, Jr. of Oswayo, PA; four daughters, Janet (Vern) Vergason of Oswayo, PA, Donna Jean (Charles) Collins of North Chili, NY, Joy (Terry) Klimek of Oswayo, PA, and Sharon (Gary) Jones of Wellsville, NY; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Charles (Charlotte) Sutton of Oswayo, PA, Byron (Marie) Sutton of Eldred, PA, Lowell (Bonnie) Graves of Genesee, PA, Lynn (Judy) Graves of Covington, PA, and Leon (Debbie) Graves of Middlebury Center, PA; four sisters, Maude (James) Goodenough of Gold PA, Linda (Roy) Thomison of Blossburg, PA, Louise Payne of Emporium, PA, and Lucille Copp of Emporium, PA; and nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by an infant son, Lloyd Nelson; her mother, Lillian; and two great-grandsons, Skye and Alex; and a brother, Leo J. Graves.   A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 1, 2012 in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. The Rev. Howard Burnham will officiate.    Solomon’s Words for the Wise – November 29, 2012 


SUTTON Mary Lou Tremaine 

Horseheads: Age 85, died on Sunday, November 25, 2012, with her family by her side, after an extended illness. Mary Lou was born August 18, 1927 in Corning a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Murphy) Sutton. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years Robert F. Tremaine, infant sons, Robert Samuel and John Raymond, daughter Mary Elizabeth, brother Francis Sutton, sister Marjorie Murphy, daughter-in-law Barbara Tremaine. Mary Lou is survived by her loving children, and their spouses, Carol and John Layton, Carl Tremaine, William Tremaine, Thomas and Patricia Tremaine, Gery and Michelle Tremaine, Kevin and Suzie Tremaine, Susan and Patrick Freeland, Marjorie Tremaine, Robert Tremaine, Bridgette Tremaine, Jayne and Michael D'Aloisio, Amy and Lance Lacorazza, Brian Tremaine and Elizabeth Tremaine; 24 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and her first great great granddaughter, all whom she loved and cherished. Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mary Lou was a 1946 graduate of Corning Free Academy. She was employed by Corning Glass Works for a brief period until her marriage to Robert in 1946. Mary Lou enjoyed playing the piano and listening to music….especially the "good music" of the 1940's and 1950"s. Deeply devout to her Catholic faith she was a former parishioner, and member of the Rosary and Altar Society, at St. Mary's Church, Corning, currently a member of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Mary Lou truly enjoyed her life, her passion and joy was her family and faith. She never wavered in her beliefs and always found the good in others, and loved to cook a meal for anyone who walked in the door. Mary Lou wished that everyone pray, have faith, find the good in all and smile. She was an inspiration to others and many looked to her for guidance and help. Services will be held at the church she most loved, where she received all her sacraments, St. Mary's Church, Corning, 155 State Street. Visitation will be at the church on Friday, November 30, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 noon. Interment, with committal prayers will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning. Family members request that when thinking of their mom, please listen to "good music", her favorite being "Smile" by Nat King Cole, or light a holy candle in her memory. The family wishes to thank Dr. Mauri, Stephanie and staff, and the staff of 3b at Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their caring, kindness and compassion. Also a special thank you to good friends, and neighbors, Barry and Jo'an Sawester for their love and generosity that was always shown to our mother.    Star Gazette - November 27, 2012 


THOMAS Linda Ruth (Thomas) Staff

71, of Brenham, Texas, died at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston, Texas, Tuesday evening, Nov. 27, 2012, after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Linda was born in Pittsburgh, on March 10, 1941, the daughter of Edwin Conrad and Ruth Grace (Northy) Thomas. She was married to George W. Staff on Nov. 25, 1960, in Slippery Rock, and was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Lyons, Texas.   She is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, George W. Staff of Brenham, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and John C. Gargani of Houston, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas G. and Pam Staff of Paso Robles, Calif.; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Alan and Elaine Thomas of Clearwater, Fla., Eric and Charlotte Thomas of Conway, S.C., David and Erla Thomas of Marysville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Christopher Gargani of Santa Clara, Calif., Matthew, Sarah, and Conrad Gargani, all of Houston, Texas; along with numerous other relatives.   A memorial service celebrating the life of Linda, will be held at 11a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Lyons, Texas with the Rev. John Boydston officiating. Linda's family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made, in Linda's name, to Evangelical United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 440, Lyons, Texas 77863 or to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville.   Wellsboro Gazette – November 29, 2012  


TICE Harry F. "Stub" Tice

age 68, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving morning at Robert Packer Hospital. Harry was born Jan. 14, 1944 in Sayre, a son of the late Lewis Clifton and Julia Louise (Comfort) Tice. He was a graduate of SRU high school in East Smithfield, Pa. and was a dedicated employee of 35 years at Dura-Bilt Products prior to retirement where he worked as Maintenance Supervisor.  Harry was married on Nov. 16, 1985 to Linda L. (Burbank) Tice and they just had celebrated 28 years together. He enjoyed all the outdoors had to offer, especially fishing and hunting. In his spare time you could always find Harry at auctions, flea markets and yard sales.  Survivors include his wife Linda L. Tice of Columbia Cross Roads, daughter Lisa Tice and Clyde Clark of Gillett, Pa.; two special granddaughters (known as the girls) Heather Clark and Amanda Knapp of Gillett, Pa.; daughter Hope Reavy of Elmira, N.Y.; and son William Tice; step-children Christopher Bilbrey of Gillett, Pa., Michael (Jennifer) Gormley of Roadsville, Pa., Tommy Lee Hunsinger of Binghamton, N.Y.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law Lewis and Shirley Tice of Rome, Pa.; sisters and brother-in-law Virginia and Clifford Conklin of Wellsburg, N.Y.; Beverly Miles of Golden Glow, N.Y., Jenny Hill of Lowman, N.Y., several nieces, nephews and friends; also three special four legged kids, Macho, Maggie and Max.  Harry was predeceased by his parents, a daughter Bonnie Robinson, a brother Clifford Tice and sister Winnie Krauss.  Family and friends are invited to call from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. Harry's funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 p.m. with Reverend Andrew Phillips officiating.   Towanda Daily Review – November 26, 2012  



79, formerly of Philadelphia, PA died on November 30, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born March 23, 1933 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Frederick and Margaret (Dewees) Traganza. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his daughter, Jeanie and Scott Tubbs of Westfield, PA; his son, Victor (Laurie) Traganza of Massillon, OH; grandchildren, Joel Tubbs of Westfield, PA and Dominic and Vince Traganza of Massillon, OH; a brother, Eugene and Betty Ann Traganza of Monterey, CA and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.   Funeral home obituary – December 2, 2012   


TYLER Judy D. Neally

65, of Corning, NY, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at her home. Judy was born in Corning, NY on October 29, 1947 to the late William L. and Ida M. (Gee) Tyler. She married James Neally on May 24, 1969 in Corning, NY. She enjoyed bowling, long car rides, 3-hour tours to the Post Office, camping and most of all, spending time with her family and dancing. Judy is survived by her husband, James Neally of Corning, NY; one daughter, Darlene (Carl) Neally of Caton, NY; three sons, Fred (Tracey) Neally of Corning, NY, James (Amanda) Neally Jr. of Campbell, NY, and Robert (Vicki) Neally of Beaver Dams, NY; two sisters, Milly (Roger) Terry of Binghamton, NY, and Lucille (Hal) Christiansen of Nashville, TN; two brothers, Wesley (Kay) Tyler of Tyrone, NY, and Arland (Lee Ann) Tyler of Lindley, NY;13 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Judy is predeceased by her parents; sisters, Mary VanDusen and Barbie Tyler; brothers, Harry Tyler and Fred Tyler; and sons, Bobby and Phillip Bower. Friends and family may call Monday, November 26, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY    Star Gazette - November 26, 2012   


VALLILEE Mary Agnes (Vallilee) Bernhardt

97, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Lancaster Regional Hospital.  Born in South Waverly, she was the wife of the late Rudolph W. Bernhardt, and the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Kathryn B. (Meehan) Vallilee.  Agnes was active with Willow Street Senior Citizens and the Bob Rudisill Senior Citizen’s Bowling League. She worked for many years as the office manager for the O’Brien Inn in Waverly, N.Y.  She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.  Agnes loved cats, and always had a rescued cat as a pet. She loved her family and friends, and loved to entertain. She will be sadly missed by them and her caregivers.  She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers: Robert, Charles, Raymond, and Bernard Vallilee and two sisters: Veronica Maloney and Margaret E. Armstrong.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2012 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St., Lancaster, with The Rev. Daniel Mitzel officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:45 to 10:45 prior to the service at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, Pa. Burial will be private.  Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions in Agnes’ memory may be made to Susquehanna Assoc. for the Blind and Vision Impaired, 224 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603.   Sayre Morning Times – December 8, 2012    


Van STINER Jack Jo Van Stiner

63, of Blossburg, died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, surrounded by his loving children after a long period of declining health.  Jack was the eighth son born to Leo and Marie (Gephart) Stiner on Sept. 27, 1949 in South Williamsport. He grew up and graduated in Liberty, but spent the majority of his life in Canton, where he owned and operated Stiner's Refrigeration for nearly 20 years until he suffered a life changing injury in January of 1994. In his younger years, he was also an ambulance driver and performed many rescues with the "jaws of life." Jack loved his children very much and was actively involved in their activities growing up. He was one of the founding members of the Canton Matmen and he coached the Canton Major League Girls Softball for three consecutive years to championships. He also drove bus for many high school sporting events and church activities. Jack found enjoyment in a deep conversation, a good movie, country music, travelling near and far, and in times of better health, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Wheel Inn, the Loyal Order of the Moose, the American Legion, and 8 Point Hunting Camp. He had a new sense of purpose for life in his later years and was proud to have conquered several vices in life. His sense of humor, wisdom and advice, and compassion will be missed greatly by his family and friends.  He is survived by a son, Jack (Jennie) of Towanda; a daughter, Pam (Phil Lockwood) of Philadelphia; three grandsons, Landon, Jacob, and Ethan; several nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law; a half-sister, Genie; and many special friends including Dawn and Matt, who provided friendship and comfort on a daily basis.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father along with all nine of his brothers: Leo, Charlie, Carl, Jim, Ed, Steve, Ron, Jan, and Kim.  Calling hours are 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton followed by the funeral service officiated by Deacon Bill Graham. Burial will be private. His family suggests memorials in Jack's name to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira, NY 14901 or Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, 22 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.   Towanda Daily Review – November 28, 2012  


VIEHMEYER Gerard E. Viehmeyer

65, of Wellsboro, Pa., died on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa.  Born on Dec. 22, 1946, in Weehawken, N.J., he was the son of Henry and Lillian (Newman) Viehmeyer.  Prior to his retirement, Gerard was employed as an electrician with Formflex Mfg. He was a member of the Mennonite Bible Fellowship and the Nesmuk Rod and Gun Club. Gerard enjoyed painting, wood working, refinishing antiques, fishing, shooting and playing poker.  Gerard is survived by one son, Kyle Viehmeyer of Wellsboro, Pa.; three daughters, Laura Viehmeyer Reade of Sparta, N.J., Shannon M. Viehmeyer of Cliffside Park, N.J., Amanda Viehmeyer of Garfield, N.J; two brothers, William Viehmeyer of Fla, Harry Viehmeyer of Canada; one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Harry Feldman of Brick, N.J.; five grandchildren, Matthew, Jeffrey, Kaila, Jordan, Jenna and dear friends, John Bianchi of Rochester, N.Y. and Nelson Yoder of Morris, Pa.  Gerard was predeceased by a son, Gerard Benjamin Viehmeyer on Aug. 13, 2007, and a brother, Robert Viehmeyer.  In keeping with Gerard's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – December 1, 2012  


WRAY Brady E.

Age 39 of Elmira, formerly of Mosherville, PA; died very unexpectedly on Tues. Nov. 27, 2012.   Born on Aug. 6, 1973 in Pottstown, PA, Brady was the son of Nelson & Pamela Showers Wray. He attended Troy High School. Animals were always dear to his heart and his employment reflected that as a groomer for various pet care stores, most recently, Brenda's Pet Salon. A people person, Brady enjoyed fun times with his family and friends. He was an event organizer for several local night clubs, including Angles Alternative Dance Club and Club Chill where he loved entertaining his friends.  Surviving is his loving and saddened family, mother, Pamela Showers (Charles) Shenenberger, Manheim, PA; second mom, Lillian "Sue" Boronski Wray, Mosherville, PA; siblings, Amy (Kevin) Boland, Mandi (Mark) Pullen, Michelle (Steve) Giangiacomo, Brad Eckenrode, Brooke (Jen) Raser; grandmother, Arlene Marie Renninger Wray; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Brady was predeceased by his loving father, Nelson Wray.  Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira/Southport, NY on Wed. Dec. 5, 2012 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m.  Star Gazette – December 2, 2012   



? Barbara J. BAKER

Barbara J. Baker, Age 51, of Waverly, New York died on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at her home. The celebration of Barbara’s life will be at the North Waverly Chapel, 40 Route 34, Waverly, New York, 14892 Thursday, November 29, 2012 with Rev. Edgar Manns honoring her memory at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity.  Birth Date: March 16, 1961   Birth Place: Waverly, New York     Funeral home obituary – November 26, 2012 


? Frances M. Brennan

age 94 died on Tuesday, November 28, 2012 in the comfort of the Skilled Nursing Facility at Schuyler Hospital. Frances was born in Burdett, NY. Her sister, Laurel T. Mounts and several Nieces, Nephews and Great nieces and nephews survive Mrs. Brennan. Mrs. Brennan was the head nurse for a hospital in Buffalo, NY. In accordance to her wishes there will be no services and burial will take place in Hector Presbyterian Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.    Star Gazette – November 29, 2012   


? Florence Ruth Fuller

90, of Beaver Dams, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at Schuyler Hospital.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Beaver Dams United Methodist Church, 1285 County Route 19.  Burial will be in Beaver Dams Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning.    Corning Leader – December 6, 2012  


? Virginia A. Marks 

Age 75, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday December 1, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family and friends. After a lifetime of teaching us through her strength and caring she is resting peacefully. She is predeceased by her loving son Donald Marks. Virginia is survived by sons, Michael ( Jacqueline) Marks, David (Katherine) Marks, and Richard (Mary) Marks; sister, Sylvia Bryce-Flynn and sister, Dorothy Bednarek; 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several loving nieces & nephews. After raising her family she went back to school. She is an Alumnus of Elmira College, earning her Master’s Degree in Education at the age of 47. Virginia was a reading teacher for Literacy Volunteers; A longtime member of IDMR. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport on Thursday December 6, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there at 6:00 PM. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial to the charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – December 4, 2012  


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