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ALLEN Arnold J. Allen

Arnold J. Allen, 85, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.  He was born on Jan. 8, 1927, in Wellsboro, a son of the late Emery and Florence (Rarick) Allen. Arnold was the husband of the late Jean Marie (Louden) Allen.   He was retired from Ingersol Rand and enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing.  He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark Allen of Wellsboro, Shawn and Rene Allen of Mansfield; five daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Barry Heatley of Craig, Alaska, Diane and Vern Borden of Wellsboro, Carol Borden of Blossburg, Sue and Jim Mcdonald of Matlacha, Fla., Lisa Allen of Morris; eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arnold was predeceased by a son, Edward Allen and two brothers, Ivan Allen and Arvine Allen.  Friends may call on Wednesday, Dec. 26, from 10 a.m., to noon at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Interment will be in the Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Mansfield.    Star Gazette – December 25, 2012  


ALLEN Theone Ruth Allen Gestwicki

age 89, died on December 21, 2012. Toni or Nonie as her family called her, was a lifelong resident of her beloved Painted Post. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph and granddaughter Lorilee Cavallaro. She is survived by her son Ralph (Bonnie) and daughters Lora ( Nick Cavallaro) and Rachel (Stan Van Etten) She leaves behind her grandchildren, Kristy O' Reilly. Nicholas Cavallaro, Amanda (Jasper Akerboom) Cavallaro and Molly (Neil Johnson). She also leaves behind her great-grandchildren Nicholas Cavallaro, Megan O' Reilly, Cora Johnson and Emma Johnson, and a brother Jay Allen (Shirley), as well as close family friends Walt and Vicki Cunningham. Theone was a graduate of Alfred University and a retired English teacher at Thomas A. Edison High School in Elmira Heights. Nonnie had a passion for dolls. She rescued them, sewed many outfits and gave them a new life. Gardening was an endearing pastime. In the last few years she read several accounts of Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Anyone who ever knew Toni could see the influence they had on her. Her quilting and embroidery were beautifully crafted. Once the president of the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society, she also served as a docent and hearth cook. Toni was also a fervent fan of the New York Yankees and the Buffalo Bills. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were very important to her as her children grew up. Anyone who read her writing or poetry would attest to her way with words. Her love of reading also led to her involvement with the Southeast Steuben County Library. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers a donation to either the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society or the Southeast Steuben County Library. Interment will be in the Tyrone NY Cemetery. A Red Solo Cup memorial party for family and friends will be held Saturday, December 29 from 1 to 3 at the Marconi Lodge in Corning.   Star Gazette – December 27, 2012  



LeRoy F. Avery, Sr., age 72 of Westfield, PA died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 24, 2012 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Born February 17, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA he is the son of the late LeRoy F. and Anna (Ruggeri) Avery. He married Jacqueline Smith in 1964. He served in the U. S. Air Force and retired from Kane Magnetics in Galeton where he was the machine shop foreman. LeRoy loved to hunt and fish, enjoyed fixing and building things and working around his house. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Elkland and enjoyed teaching people the bible. LeRoy is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jacqueline; his children, Joanna (Geoff) Parsons of Knoxville, PA, Leslie (Dave) Jeliff of Westfield, PA, Dawn (Kevin) Simpson of Winslow, NJ, Debbie (Robert) Rall of Middlebury, PA and LeRoy (Philly) Avery, Jr. of Knoxville, PA; 8 grandchildren, Howard, Eric, Matthew, Zack, Maria, Kevin, Patrick and LeRoy IV; two great grandchildren, Megan and Jayden and his siblings, Joyce Misner of Blenhiem, NJ, Thomas Avery of Huntsville, AL, Susan Taggert of Knoxville, TN and Rosemary Batchelor of Pitman, NJ. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 3:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 620 W. Main St., Elkland, PA. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  Funeral home obituary – December 27, 2012


BAER Mary Alice (Baer) Faddis

died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.  She was a loving and caring wife and mother. Mary was born on Aug. 18, 1934, to James and Ruby Baer in Reading.  Mary and her husband, James V. Faddis, started their lives together on Aug. 31, 1954, in Parkesburg. She moved to Quford, where she was active in the youth Sunday School at her church, Baptist Bible Church, Elkton, Md. She moved to a small farm in Gaines, where she enjoyed gardening and caring for the smaller animals on the farm. She was a member of Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church for 33 years. While a resident of Broad Acres, she enjoyed playing bingo.  She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James V. Faddis; daughter, Wilma (David) Stark of Boynton Beach, Fla.; son, James V. Faddis Jr. of Crayleg; daughter, Brenda (Robert) Noyes of Wrightsville; son, Michael (Tina) Faddis of Middlebury Center; daughter, Deborah Johnson of Tioga; daughter, Alice (Richard II) Moore of Wellsboro. She also has 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received Tuesday Jan. 1, at the Cherry Flats Baptist Church from 11 a.m. until noon. Funeral services will follow at noon with Pastor Ken Smith and Keith Williams officiating.  Friends will also be received on Friday, Jan. 4, from 11 a.m. until noon, with services to follow at noon from the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg. Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg is assisting the family.    Wellsboro Gazette – January 1, 2013 


BLOOM June E. (Bloom) Belknap 

Corning: June E. (Bloom) Belknap, 51, of Main Street, Corning, died December 22, 2012. The daughter of John C. Bloom and the late Suzanne M. Bloom. She is survived by her father and his wife, Ruby Bloom; two sons, John (Cara) Bloom and Andrew Belknap of Elmira; three sisters, Carole Shoemaker of Bath, Darlene Phillips and Angel Dickison of Corning; her aunt, Penny Kimble of Florida; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service in her honor at the Watson Homestead Chapel in Painted Post, NY on Friday, January 4, 2012, at 3 p.m.    Star Gazette – January 1, 2013   


BORSA Joanna Santina Borsa Pentz

87, born Apr. 10, 1925, passed into eternity on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at 5:30 p.m., with her husband and son at her side.  She and her husband of 58 years, Donald Christian Pentz, 86, had recently moved from Potter County to winter in York.  Joanna was an active woman who loved everything outdoors: animals, golf, gardening, walking, and she had a great knowledge of birds, plants, and flowers. She also excelled at cooking, baking pies, scrabble, crosswords, and puzzles. Loving music and reading, Joanna was active in a book club and an avid concert-goer.  Joanna, with her ceaseless energy, stamina, and will, bounced back three times from major hospitalizations in 2012. In the end her will to live was not strong enough to combat God's exit plan, although she railed against the complications of CHF until the final day.  Joanna was a recent grandmother and is survived by her granddaughter, Makanna Elise Pentz, age 1 year; her son, Mark Cameron Pentz, and her daughter-in-law, Christine Pentz, who reside in Mount Wolf.   Joanna, first generation Italian, was the eldest of six children born to her father, Domenico Borsa, and her mother, Guiditta Albina Zancanaro Borsa, who emigrated from North Italy. All of her siblings live in York and are listed in their order of birth: Joseph, Marie, John, Catherine, and Paul.  Joanna earned a degree from York College in 1952 and worked in the Medical field until her marriage in 1954. Much more than just a housewife, she lived in North Brunswick, N. J. until 1971 when they moved to Potter County and ran the Colonial Hotel in Westfield, Pa. until 1987.  The viewing will be 9 to 10 a.m., with a funeral mass to follow on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Saint Mary's Catholic Church at 309 S. George Street, York, Pa.   The John W. Keffer Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., York is assisting with arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to Heartland Hospice Services, 3417C Concord Road., York, Pa. 17402.  For Joanna's friends in Potter County a memorial service will be held around her birthday.     Wellsboro Gazette – January 1, 2013


BRIMMER Glenn Robert "Bob" Brimmer

Age 55, of Elmira, New York died on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, New York.  Bob was born January 6, 1957 to the late Glenn Harold and Lena Catherine Brimmer in Elmira, NY. Both his parents as well as his brother, Michael A. Brimmer and grandson, Joshua T. Brimmer, predecease him. He is survived by his sons, Bruce Robert (Bridget), Matthew Paul and Joshua Alan (Amber) Brimmer; his brothers, Thomas A. (Barbara) and John A. Brimmer; his grandchildren, Matthew Christopher Brimmer, Brett Garcia and Cheyenne Brimmer; as well other relatives.  Bob was a truck driver throughout most of his life and loved the open road. He was an avid fan of NASCAR, the NY Yankees and the Buffalo Bills. He loved watching the old Tom and Jerry cartoons along with old war and western movies especially ones with John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. Bob was the kind of man who could make anyone laugh with an off color comment or joke. He will be missed by his family.  Star Gazette – December 27, 2012  


BROTZMAN Evelyn L. Brotzman Repsher Boyer

age 85, of 212 Second St., Laceyville, passed away on Saturday morning, Dec. 22, 2012 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.  Evelyn was born April 2, 1927 the daughter of the late Jacob D. and Mable Pierson Brotzman in Transue. She was the wife of Frank J. Repsher to whom she was married to for 25 years until his sudden passing on May 10, 1967 and her second husband to whom she was married to for 33 years, Charles R. Boyer, who passed away April 22, 2012.  Evelyn worked as a calibrator for Bendix Corporation in South Montrose, for 21 years. She and her husband, Charlie, owned and operated a business in Meshoppen for 15 years, and she worked for Ames in Tunkhannock for 10 years before retiring in 2002.  She was a member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church and the UMW of the church. In addition, she was a member of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion Auxiliary in Black Walnut. She was also a member of the Transue Friendship Club. Evelyn is survived by her children Barbara Culver of Black Walnut, Carol Furman and her husband Jim of Terrytown and Roger Repsher of Laceyville; 17 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; her sister Lorraine Repsher of Laceyville; many nieces and nephews, and her special "adopted" daughter Jeannie DeReamer of Laceyville. Besides her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by her son David Gary Repsher, granddaughter Michele Davis, grandsons Clarke David Davis and Michael Davis, and son in law David Culver.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, Rt. 6 Laceyville with Rev. Dolly Tarreto of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church and Rev. Thomas Davis of the Braintrim Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville.  Family and friends may call at the church from noon until the time of the service on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville.  In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Evelyn's name to the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, 133 Doolittle Hill Rd., Laceyville, PA 18623 or to the charity of the donor's choice.   Towanda Daily Review – December 24, 2012  


BROTZMAN Lorraine Repsher

age 89, of 270 Second St., Laceyville, Pa., died Friday afternoon Dec. 29, 2012 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, Pa., with her family by her side.  Lorraine was born on March 2, 1923, a daughter of the late Jacob D. and Mabel Pierson Brotzman in Transue, Pa.  She was a graduate of Laceyville High School Class of 1940. After high school she married Floridon "Bump" Repsher on March 4, 1943 and they celebrated 48 years of marriage before his death on July 23, 1991.  Lorraine was a homemaker all of her life. She also baby-sat other families children for many years. She ran furniture clubs for Lee's Furniture in Montrose, Pa. In addition she was a correspondent for the Wyalusing Rocket Courier writing Laceyville News for more than 30 years.  She was a member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church as well as a member of the United Methodist Women of the Church. She was a member of the Transue Friendship Club and a past member of the Laceyville Women Club. She worked as a majority inspector on the Laceyville Borough election board. She loved to attend her grandkids sporting events. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and canning. Although her main interest was to be a great wife and mother.  Lorraine is survived by her children Elaine Doty of Laceyville, Cheryl VanDeMark (Donald) of Laceyville, James Repsher (Cherie) of Spring Hill, Pa., and Terri Johnson (Jeffery) of Hollenback, Pa., her grandchildren Aaron Doty (Alan Kinsman) of Laceyville, Jamie Doty of Laceyville, James Doty (Rachel) of Manheim, Pa., Stacey Schwartztrauber (Christopher) of Tunkhannock, Pa., Todd VanDeMark of Laceyville, Michael VanDeMark (Heather) of Dillsburg, Pa., Amy Soper (Jeremy) of Durell, Pa., Brooke Cogswell (Brian) of Wilmot, Pa., Dana Repsher of Spring Hill, Amber Mahoney of Melburne, Fla., Darren Mahoney (Vanessa Durland) of Wilmot, Stephanie Mahoney of Hollenback and Logan Johnson of Hollenback; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a grandson Donald VanDeMark on Jan. 19, 1994, a sister Evelyn Boyer on Dec. 22, 2012, and son-in-law's James Doty on July 27, 1989 and Michael Mahoney on Dec. 24, 1999.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, Route 6, Laceyville, with Rev. Dolly Tarreto of the church officiating. Interment will follow at the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the church at noon Thursday until the time of the service.  Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Lorraine's name to the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, 133 Doolittle Hill Rd., Laceyville, PA 18623.   Towanda Daily Review – December 31, 2012  


BROWNING Margaret L. Windle

89, of Athens, Pa., died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Margaret was born Sept. 13, 1923 in Golden Hills, Pa., a daughter of the late Robert and Lillian Butler Browning.  Margaret was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sayre; she enjoyed sewing and knitting, making numerous item for her family and friends. Margaret also enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She worked for the Commonwealth Telephone Company as an operator. Margaret and her husband served as foster parents for 15 years.  Margaret is predeceased by her husband Edward Windle, Jr., son Bradley Windle and a sister Winifred Randolph.  Margaret is survived by her children Robert (Bonnie) Windle of Athens, Pa., Ronald (Pam) Windle of Lebanon, Pa. and Patricia Windle of San Antonio, Texas; daughter-in-law Sue Ritz of Manheim, Pa.; grandchildren Melanie Windle and (Justin Kenney), Shelly Jenney, Janine (Reg) Dawson, Bridget Windle and (Tomas Kieffer), Kristy Windle, David (Kelly) Windle, Adam Domke, Aaron Domke, Robert Lucas, Nicholas Lucas and Danielle (Mike) Barton; great-grandchildren Wyatt, Waylan, Devyn, Josh, Cole, Brock, Collin, Brandi, Tyler, Taylor, Emily and Mike; sisters Elaine Townsley of Laconia, N.H. and Ilene Rifenberg of Sayre, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810, Funeral service will follow at noon with Rev. Roland Romig of the First Baptist Church of Sayre officiating.  Burial with be in Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Margaret's name to the First Baptist Church of Sayre, 221 North Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.  Towanda Daily Review – December 30, 2012 


BUTTERS Linda J. Schoonover

67, of 553 Reynolds Road, Woodhull, NY (Town of Troupsburg), entered into rest on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at home following a brief illness.  Linda was born in Elmira, NY on November 9, 1945, the daughter of the late Charles and Harriett Decker Butters. She was a lifelong resident of Troupsburg and was a graduate of Troupsburg Central School.  She retired in November from St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell after 30 years of employment there. Linda began her career there as a nurse’s aide, became trained and worked several years as a phlebotomist and later became a receptionist at the hospital lab and administration office.  She was an avid reader, loved to camp but most of all cherished time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Linda is survived by her daughter and son in law, Tammy and Shane Wheaton of Woodhull, her grandchildren, Kim (Josh) Snyder of Woodhull, Kelly Wheaton (Mike Orr) of Westfield, PA and Kaylie Wheaton of Woodhull, great grandchildren, Olivia, Breanna and Haleigh, sisters, Patricia Kizer of Painted Post and Joan (Bill) Tomasetti of Leesburg, FL, brother in law, Gary Carlsen of Dale, NY and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Kathleen Carlsen and her aunt, Sarah Randall.  Friends may call on Sunday, December 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Funeral services will be conducted there on Monday at 11 AM with Rev. Adrian Essigmann officiating.  Burial will be in the family plot on Reynolds Road, Troupsburg.    Corning Leader - December 28, 2012   


CAPPUCCI Filomena Ann Cicora (nee: Cappucci)

Elmira: Age 90, died on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Filomena was born April 12, 1922 the daughter of the late Roger and Louise Cappucci. Filomena was also predeceased by her husband Joseph J. Cicora. They wed while Joe was serving in World War II and were married for 48 years. Surviving are her children: Mary Louise (John) Wilbur, Elmira, Rosemary (Gabriel) Durkac, Kittanning, PA, Phyllis Duffy, Canajoharie, NY, Joseph (Kathleen) Cicora, Chicago, IL, Roger (Katherine) Cicora, Smyrna, GA. In addition she leaves her grandchildren, Jessica (Mark) Commenator, Jeremy Sullivan, William (Ginger) Duffy, Joseph Cicora, John Cicora; great-grandson Kevin Riley Duffy; sister-in-law Carolyn Moffe, several nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends; all of whom she had great affection. Filomena was a life time member of the "Young Ladies Society" and the "Sacred Heart Society" of St. Anthony's Church. Filomena wished there be no calling hours; and will be buried at a private family service. A Memorial Mass, celebrating her life, will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira.   Star Gazette – December 30, 2012   


CARL Clara Ann "Jo-Jo" (Carl) Calaman

34, of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, December 27, 2012 at York Memorial Hospital, York, PA.   Born June 29, 1978, in Wellsboro, she was a daughter of Lee E. and Sharon L. (Hess) Carl of Little Marsh, PA. She was a 1996 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School and then attended the Elmira Business Institute for Medical Transcription and finished her Associates Degree at Penn Tech.   On April 26, 2008, in Westfield, she married Curtis E. Calaman, who survives.   Clara worked at S.T.A.R. Inc. for many years and was a First Sergeant and Instructor. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her kids, husband, and family, as well as helping many underprivileged children. Clara had a huge heart and thrived on helping others. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.  Surviving besides her parents, Lee and Sharon Carl, and husband, Curt Calaman, are three sons, Connor, Blake, and Lee Calaman, all at home; a daughter, Kayli Carr, at home; a brother, Aaron (Marlo) Carl, Knoxville, PA; two sisters, Gwen (Brian Button) Plank, Knoxville, and Samantha (Travis Moore) Carl, Little Marsh; paternal grandfather, Don (Joyce Empson) Carl, Scio, NY; paternal grandmother, Phyllis (Tom Spencer) Belcher, Wellsboro; maternal grandmother, Clara Hess, Little Marsh; father and mother-in-law, John and Cynthia Calaman, Galeton; brothers-in-law, Kristin (Lisa) Calaman, Maine, and Scott Calaman; sister-in-law, Lori (Jeff Doxzen) Wheeler, York, PA; nephews and nieces, Cody Taylor, Asher Calaman, Mariah and Logan Boyd, Tyler, Alexis, and Jayden Wheeler, Jemma Doxzen, Brandon Button, Makenna Moore, and Emma Carl; her beloved dog, Rocky; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Clara was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Robert “Bud” Hess.  Friends may call at the Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Westfield, on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 from 4:00-5:00p.m., with a Memorial Service following at 5:00p.m. The Rev. Ray Mummert will officiate.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.     Solomon’s Words for the Wise – December 31, 2012 


CARR Sue Ellen Carr Stanton

age 62, of Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pa., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Sue was born on Aug. 18, 1950, in Meshoppen, Pa., the second child of Frank and Marilyn Fiske Carr Sr. of Wilmot Township. She lived her entire life on the family farm. Sue graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School in the class of 1968 and from Mansfield University with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1972. She married Jay L. Stanton of Wyalusing on June 10, 1972 at the Wyalusing Methodist Church; they had just celebrated their 40th anniversary this past summer. She and Jay had two children, Jason Michael Stanton and Kelly Sue Rocchi. Jason and his wife Joanne "Jennings" Stanton and their six children — Nicholas, Lillian, Joseph, Joshua, Elijah, and Elizabeth — reside in Herrickville, Pa. Daughter Kelly and her husband Michael Rocchi live in Allentown, Pa. with their twin seven-month old children, Cameron and Allie.  Sue is also survived by her parents Frank and Marilyn Carr Sr. of Wilmot Twp., Pa., who have been married for 64 years, and four siblings Bonnie (William) Keeney of LeRaysville, Pa., Rick (Katie) Carr of Wilmot, Pa., Bill (Carol) Carr of Wilmot, Pa., Frank (Connie) Carr Jr. of Wilmot, Pa. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, great-nieces and nephews.  Sue was a dedicated teacher in the Wyalusing Area School District, having taught second grade for 36 years. During this time it is safe to say that she touched many hundreds of lives. She was always one of the first to arrive each school day and the last to leave. Sue was very involved in her community having participated in many charity events such as Relay for Life and the Outstanding Young Women program. In her spare time she enjoyed line dancing with friends, flower gardening, and exercising. She had participated in several 5K races. During her brief retirement she put in a swimming pool which she cared for so many family and friends could come and enjoy.  Sue was diagnosed with cancer in early 2012. She put up a courageous and dignified battle, trying to maintain as much normalcy as possible despite the treatments. She spent a large amount of time with her daughter and the new grandbabies in Allentown, only recently coming back to her home in Wilmot. It was from there that she passed on to a better place.  A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Pastor C. Kenneth Crain, associate pastor of Windham Summit Bible Church, Rome, Pa., presiding. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.   In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to the Sue Stanton Scholarship Fund to benefit the WVES second grade, c/o Peoples State Bank, P.O. Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Towanda Daily Review – December 31, 2012   


CARRIGAN John H. "Bud" Carrigan

91, of Nottingham and formerly Wellsboro and Galeton, died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.  Born in Russellville, he was the son of the late Elam and Abbey (nee Frye).  He attended school in Unionville. John honorably served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a sergeant in the Medical Corps in England, France and Belgium.  Following military service, John worked for A. Duie Pyle Trucking Company, West Chester, Nachman's Spring Company, West Chester before retiring from Frames Motor Freight, West Chester. John was very active in the Boy Scouts of American, Chester County Council as an assistance scout master, scout master and numerous merit badge instructor. John was honored with scouting's highest honor the Silver Beaver Award.  John will be missed by his family which includes his three sons, John (Barbara) Carrigan of Nottingham, Richard (Charlotte) Carrigan of Peach Bottom, Michael (Faye) Carrigan of Kennett Square; six grandchildren, Sean, Steven, Jacob, Stacey, Michael, Abby; four great- grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Manley, Emily Manley, Jane McManama and one brother Elam Barnard Carrigan. John was predeceased by his wife of 62 years Alice (Hammond) Carrigan and a sister Anna Dilworth.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Neighborhood Health and Neighborhood Hospice, 400 E. Marshall St West Chester, Pa 19380. John's memorial service will be held privately. Arrangements are being handled by Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg.    Wellsboro Gazette – December 27, 2012   


COBB Pauline Gorg

89, of Gaines, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born Feb. 20, 1923, in Valley View Tex., she was a daughter of the late Sidney L. and Mada K. (Wessarges) Cobb. Pauline worked at Galeton Production, was of member of the Galeton Women of the Moose, was a talented seamstress, and enjoyed reading, flowers, gardening, and helping others. Pauline was a well-known "people-person."  Surviving are sons, Tye (Diane Mattern) Pickett, Elkland; Perry H. Gorg, Jr., Doylestown, Pa.; daughters, Beverly A. (Thomas) Jones, Pittsburg, Tex.; Megan L. (Erwin) Hummel, Pennsburg, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Pauline was predeceased by her husband, Perry Gorg; a daughter, Carol Sue Benson; a brother, Woodrow Cobb; and a sister, Katherine Webb. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Chance Pet Rescue.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.


COBB Pauline Gorg

89, of Gaines, died on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.  Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 11 to 12 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 12 p.m.   Wellsboro Gazette – December 29, 2012


COOK Helen Messersmith

age 92, of Alpine, NY, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family Friday, December 21, 2012. Helen was born June 23, 1920 to the late Mark and Adelia Cook in Tunkhannock, PA. Helen was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Duke Messersmith; daughter, Donalee Messersmith; sister, Doris Dibble; and brothers, Don Cook and Loyd Cook. Helen is survived by her son, Don Messersmith Jr. and Noel Lewis; brother, Olin and Martha Cook and nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen graduated from high school in 1938 and worked for Thatcher Glass and for Cotton Hanlon for 32 years as the bookkeeper. Helen enjoyed quilting with her many friends. She enjoyed traveling, from day trips to around the world, Europe and Holland and the great parks of the United States with her special traveling friends Phylis Bailey and Mable Wood. Helen touched many lives with her sweet little lady ways, her caring smiles and an occasional quilt for special friends. Per Helen's wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Those wishing to remember Helen may make contributions to First Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements are under the care of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.    Star Gazette – December 25, 2012



Died at home on Sunday, December 23, 2012 after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. She was 86. She will be sorely missed. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. One of her greatest joys in life was her family. She loved being the mother of six girls and she cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an unselfish and caring soul, putting family first and doing whatever she could to make sure her family members were taken care of. She also was enthusiastic about traveling with her husband during the 60's and 70's to Japan, Hawaii, Europe, Russia, Mexico and Africa. And she loved reading, golf and playing bridge with her friends and cribbage with her grandchildren. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, Dr. King Roger Snyder, her son-in-law Smith (Smitty) Murrin, her grandson Aaron Ray Karavish, her parents Bernice (Barber) and Raymond Corson, her brother Lloyd Corson and dear friends Shirley Young, Patricia Powers, Bonnie Cooperman, Mabel Munday, Donna Mavor, Jane Jones and Mary Stewart. She is survived by her daughters Sherry Murrin, Judith Snyder, Catherine Snyder, Barbara Snyder, Christina (John) Davis and Beth (Steven) Spaziani; grandchildren David (Shannon) Murrin, Elizabeth Ward (Hannah Allen), Brian (Megan) Karavish, Benjamin Davis, James (Elina) Davis, Dr. Michelle Spaziani (fiancé Andy Malnoske) and Alison Spaziani; great-grandchildren Riley Amanda Murrin, Hailey Orlaine Murrin, Brian King Karavish, Kelly Mary Karavish, Molly Elizabeth Allen and Liam Aaron Allen. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY.  Interment and a memorial service will be held a later date at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to commemorate Donna's life may make donations to Care First, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 which offered much valuable care, solace and support to the family during Donna's last illness.    Star Gazette – December 27, 2012


COURTER Robert D. Courter

age 83, of Mainesburg, PA, died Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, Twp., PA. Robert was born April 23, 1929 in Wyckoff, NJ, a son of Daniel Everett and Christine (Titus) Courter. Robert was the husband of Esther (Howard) Courter. He was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Robert was a member of the Grace Methodist Church in NJ and the Allendale Rod and Gun Club in NJ. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and baseball. Robert was a U.S. Army veteran.  Robert is survived by his wife, Esther; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Gina Courter of Vernon, NJ, Stephen and Janice Courter of Milford, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, April and Tim ODonnell of Westfield, IN; 8 grandchildren, Ryan, Sean, Devinn, Tyler, Brittany, Mariah, Jaclyn, and Luke; a step-grandson, Chaz; 1 great grandson, Jaxon; a brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Carol Courter of VA; a sister, Joan Mitchell of Haskel, NJ. He was predeceased by a sister, Marge Tatro.  In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in Roberts memory to the Alzheimers Association of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Fl, New York, NY 10001.  Funeral home obituary – December 27, 2012    


DARROW Thomas R. Darrow

54, of Athens, Pa., died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Ashton Healthcare Facility.  He was born in Sayre, Pa., on October 9, 1958 the son of the late Ray Oliver and Sherry Foulkrod Darrow.  Tom was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren whom he adored. He attended the Arch of the Covenant Church in Monroeton. Tom graduated from SRU High School in East Smithfield, Pa. and then was employed with Robert Packer Hospital for fifteen years. He loved to spend time fishing with his boys.  He is predeceased by his father Ray Oliver Darrow, mother Sherry Foulkrod Taber, paternal grandparents Walter and Celia Darrow, and maternal grandparents Walter and Mildred Parrish Foulkrod.  Tom is survived by his wife of 16 years Kathy at home, his children Thomas Walter (Kim) Darrow of Athens, Pa., Shawn Patrick (Rose) Darrow of Ulster, Pa., stepson Matthew Campbell of Athens, Pa., grandchildren all whom he loved dearly Caleb, Gabriel, Kylicia, Kyle, Caleb, Kaylynn, and Halie, daughter-in-law Kim (Eric) Darrow of Waverly, N.Y., aunt Joyce Trout and her family of Ridgebury, Pa., stepfather Keith Taber, Sr. of Ridgebury, Pa., half-brother Keith Taber, Jr. of Ridgebury, Pa., ex-wife Susan Geiger Blake of Waverly, N.Y., several aunts, uncles, cousins, two nephews, and many friends.  A Memorial Service will be planned for a future date and will be announced in a future edition of this newspaper. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Tom’s memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the cost of the funeral expenses.  Sayre Morning Times – December 25, 2012   


DECKER Marion C. Inman

age 81, of Mehoopany, Pa., (Farr Hollow) died on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 25, 2012 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa., following an illness.  She was born in Mehoopany, Pa., on Jan. 17, 1931, a daughter of the late Daniel C. (1999) and Mildred Arnts Decker (1986).  She was a 1949 graduate of Mehoopany High School and a 1951 graduate of Keystone Jr. College, after which she was employed as a Medical Secretary for Dr. McCorkle in Mehoopany. On March 21, 1953 she married Ralph C. Inman. They owned and operated the family dairy farm until their retirement. Her husband of 55 years died on Nov. 5, 2008.  She was a member of the Transue Community Church, a former Sunday School teacher at the Mehoopany and Jenningsville United Methodist churches and a member of their United Methodist Women's Group. She loved to quilt and do various crafts. She also enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play ball. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with family.  Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law Karen and Charles Bishop of Jenningsville, Pa.; two sons and their wives Dennis and Barbara Inman of Mehoopany, Pa., and Daniel and Diane Inman of Tunkhannock, Pa.; her grandchildren Dennis Inman of Santa Monica, Calif., Noreen Inman of Mehoopany, Ashley Inman of Tunkhannock and Miranda Connelly and her husband Sean of Etters, Pa.; great-granddaughter Reagan Elizabeth Connelly of Etters; sisters and brother-in-laws Eloise and Robert Day and Margaret and Robert Thompson of Mehoopany; sister-in-law Doris E. Stone of Athens, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment will follow at the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.  In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Marion's name to the Southern Care Hospice, 851 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City, PA 18519 or to the charity of your choice.   Towanda Daily Review – December 27, 2012    


DICKENS William J. "Sonny" Dickens

age 76 of Alpine, died peacefully on Saturday, December 29. Sonny was born on March 26, 1936 to Frank H. & Grace Roleson Dickens in Montour Falls. Sonny lived his youth in Mecklenburg and Alpine area. Sonny was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn Ellis Dickens; brother-in-law, Robert Ellis; parents, Frank and Grace Dickens and his "foster" father, Loyal Wickham. He is survived by his daughters, Jolee (Chris) Carlisle, Jamee (Heath) Mack, Loree Dickens and Marcee Young. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Colin and Madelyn Carlisle, Karlee Dickens, Lacee Eldridge, Stephan Dickens, Brianna Paige, Amy & Abby Young; and his great grandson, Ryder Oney. Sonny enjoyed NASCAR racing and OMCS sports. Family will receive friends Thursday, January 3 at 2:00 with a service following at 3:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to either Spirit of Schuyler or Schuyler Volunteer Ambulance.   Star Gazette – January 1, 2013  


DYER Ashley Ann Dyer

age 27, of Dushore, died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She is resting now after her battle with Lupus since age 13.  Ashley was born April 3, 1985 in Towanda. Ashley was a well-known young girl with many friends. She graduated from the Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 2003, where she was a varsity wrestling cheerleader and studied cosmetology at the Sullivan-Towanda Vo-Tech school.  She lived in Sullivan County all of her life, loving every minute of it. Ashley never took life for granted. She worked until her Lupus no longer permitted her to.  Some may remember seeing her at the register at the Acorn or the Dushore Market always smiling.  Ashley always tried to be independent and always enjoyed life and always picked out the beauty in everything. She had the biggest kindest heart. Her babies were her kitties that she adopted six years ago Victoria and Pixie. Her favorite colors were pink and purple she was a big kid at heart. Tinker Bell was her most favorite, she had Tinker Bell everything. She was always saying one day Tink would sprinkle her fairy dust on her and make her all better.  Ashley loved to listen to music and watch movies of all kind especially Disney. She also loved fishing and shooting her bow on her own or with her brother Dan, and her best friend Heidi Bayer or step-dad Troy Shults who predeceased her in October 2009,  She also liked football, her team was New England Patriots, and for some reason she liked John Deere tractors.  Ashley was a member of Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mildred and she was a member of the Dushore American Legion Post No. 996 auxiliary.  Surviving are her mother, Diane Orlowski Dyer Shults of Dushore; a brother, Dan Dyer and friend Josie Burnet of Dushore; a sister, Natalie Dyer and friend Jaimie Wood of Dushore; step-brother, Jamie Shults and friend Lisa Vincent of Monroeton; also her best friend, Heidi Bayer of Dushore; Maternal grandfather, William Orlowski of Mildred; Paternal grandparents, Richard & Barbara Dyer of Port Richie, Fla.; father Richard Dyer of Florida; great aunt, Patricia (Elwood) Smith of Whitehall; an uncle, Robert (Melissa) Dyer of Port Richie, Fla.; three aunts: Linda and Ted Beaver of Lope, Cindy Orlowski of Mildred and Cathy Orlowski and friend Jason Quesada of Muncy; a niece Lillian Wood of Dushore; five cousins, Lisa Sperry, Matt Beaver and Emily, Alison and James Dyer; and numerous other cousins.  Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Trinity Chapel, Mildred, with the Rev. Robert Kaltenbaugh, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday morning at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be sent in Ashley's name to Trinity Chapel, PO Box 460, Dushore, PA 18614 to help with expenses.    Towanda Daily Review – December 29, 2012    


FAIVRE Lois Joan Patt

daughter of Albert and Lula Faivre, from Asaph, passed suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, from an acute complication of advanced ovarian cancer. She was born Sept. 27, 1941.  She is survived by a daughter, Janet Probst and son, Greg Probst, who were at her side to the end. She is also survived by a sister, Ella Connelly (husband Keith), and brothers Carroll (wife, Dorothy) and Fred Faivre (wife, Jane).  Lois was beloved by all who knew her. Her life was cut short. However, she showed tremendous courage in death. She was eternally interested in others over herself. She had a deep sense of humility, empathy, and compassion. Her greatness was her non-attachment to things; her greatest treasure was her children, her family, and friends. She did not waver on anything she believed in. She was devout in her love of others and content with the simple things in life - flowers, sunsets, birds, the full moon, and nature in general. She was always known for her fierce independence, contagious enthusiasm, zest for life, and extraordinary work ethic.  After living most of her life in Wellsboro, she moved to Seattle, Wash., two years ago, to be near her children. At the behest of her kids, she made a decision to make a move to Seattle. She sold her home, gave or sold practically everything she owned, and loaded only what would fit into her car, including her dog Heidi, and drove alone cross country. All of her relations were shocked, amazed, and PROUD of her for this act of courage and adventure. All who knew her agree that if she could do that she could do anything.  She was loved and adored to the very end. She left us on her terms. She left with grace and dignity. She left unselfishly. She will be missed, along with her famous scalloped potatoes, roast beef, and apple pie. Rest in peace.  A memorial service was held on Saturday Dec. 29, to celebrate her memory.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 29, 2012     


FITZSIMMONS Alice L. Bulkley

83, died Tuesday December 18, 2012 at the Taylor Health Care Facility. She was born in Elmira, NY. on May 3, 1929 the daughter of the late Fred and Alice Fitzsimmons.   Corning Leader – January 1, 2013 


FRATARCANGELO Anthony P. Fratarcangelo

35 years of Brown Road, Corning, NY, died Monday, December 24, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.  Born October 7, 1977 in Corning, NY, he was the son of Peter P. and Antoinette M. (Bonady) Fratarcangelo. Anthony received a Bachelor’s degree in business before he began working for Corning Inc., as a coordinator in their maintenance department.  Anthony loved fishing, jogging, baseball and was a St. Louis Rams fan.  Anthony is survived by his parents: Peter P.  and Antoinette M. Fratarcangelo, brothers: Edward P. (Sarah) Fratarcangelo of Beaver Dams, NY, Christopher J. (Jennifer) Guzylak of Painted Post, NY, paternal grandmother, Katherine Spaccio, Aunt: Michele Bonady of Tucson, AZ, Uncle: John (Angie) Fratarcangelo of Big Flats, NY, Nephew: Tully Fratarcangelo and nieces: Alexis Guzylak and Emma Guzylak. Also several great aunts, uncles and cousins and special friends; Melvin and Pam Caulkins and Adrianne Mann.  Anthony was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Frank Bonady, maternal grandmother, Mary Lando Bonady, Aunt, Patricia Rossi and grandfather, Edward Fratarcangelo.  Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 4-7pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am Saturday, December 29, 2012 at St. Mary’s Church, Corning, NY.  A private burial will take place in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning.  In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent in Anthony’s name to: Camp Good Days, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road, Mendon, New York 14506.   Corning Leader – December 27, 2012   


GIARDINA Michael J. Giardina

77 a longtime member of the Pine City community, died Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Michael was born in Corning, NY the 19th of July  1935. He was the son of the late Matteo and Bartola (Brucato) Giardina. In service to his country Michael was proud to be a United States Marine. He was predeceased by his brothers: Charles, Joseph, Sair. He attended Corning Schools and was a former Chemung County Deputy Sheriff. Later he retired from the Elmira Psychiatric Center. Michael is survived by his loving wife Frances DiGiacomo Giardina of Pine City; Sisters: Rose Cavallaro of Corning, and Mary Schoonover of Painted Post. Along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends. He was inducted into the Chemung County Hall of Fame in 2007 as a contributor. Mike was well known for his dedication to the training of many young athletes in the area. Their many accomplishments were his personal trophies in life. He loved all sports, and especially enjoyed the time he spent with his friends at the gym. It was Michael’s request that there be no formal calling hours held. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012, 10:00AM at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY.  Memorial donations in Michael J. Giardinas’ name may be made to the Chemung  County  Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or to the Food Bank of  The Southern  Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue, P.O. Box 212       Corning Leader – January 1, 2013     Corning Leader – January 1, 2013


GIBSON Kent A. Gibson

age 77, of Dundee, NY, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, NY. There are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 3) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – December 31, 2012 



69, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of York, died Thursday, December 27, 2012 in his home.   Born April 25, 1943, in York, he was the son of Thomas and Portia Barnhart Hartlaub. He was married to the former Barbara J. Sugden, who survives.  He was employed by Baker’s Stone Quarry in York for 22 years. Retiring to Potter County in 1999, he was employed by Hoopes Turf Farm in Ulysses.  Earl was a member of NDHP Motorcycle Club, White Rose Motorcycle Club, and camped at the Twin Rivers Campground in Addison, NY.   Surviving besides his wife, Barbara, are: two sons, Tony Hartlaub and Chris Hartlaub, both of York; a daughter, Carla Bury of York; a step-son, Richard (Amanda) Pratt, III of Wellsville, NY; three step-daughters, Tracey (Matthew) Waters and Nykol (Jayme) McMichael, both of Whitesville, NY, and Michelle (Armondo) Rosario of Jamestown, NY; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Dixie) Hartlaub of Red Lion, PA; five sisters, Nadine (Charlie) Owlier of York, Fran (George) Gladfelter of Dover, PA, Gloria (Carl) Miller of Thomasville, PA, Dee (Wayne) Morris of York, and Sue (Paula O’Brien) Anderson of Matthews, NC; nieces and nephews.   A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the God’s Food Pantry, 7 Alliance Ave., Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the funeral home to assist with expenses.   Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – December 29, 2012   


HARVEY Roger B. Harvey

80, of Warren, PA, formerly of Grosse Pointe, MI, died Saturday, December 22, 2012 in St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA.  Born April 28, 1932, in Grosse Pointe, he was the son of Roger D. and Ruth Harvey.  Mr. Harvey operated a landscaping business in Grosse Pointe.   He is survived by a cousin, Douglass (Beth) Biesel of McLean, VA;  and family friend, Pearl Young of Coudersport, PA.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an aunt, Beth Mulchay; and cousins, William H. Biesel and Deborah Wilker.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, December 28, 2012 in the Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, PA.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, P. O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Coudersport Public Library, 502 Park Ave., Coudersport, PA 16915.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Funeral home obituary – December 25, 2012 


HAVLIN William “Sonny” Havlin

age 78, of Pioneer Road in Painted Post N.Y. died Saturday December 22nd, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.  Sonny was born January 18, 1934 in Altoona, P.A. to Earl and Thelma (Eldred) Havlin. He married Dorothy Simmons on November 9th, 1968.  Sonny served his country in the United States Army. He was employed by local #1358 in Elmira, N.Y. as a laborer.  Sonny was best known for his story telling to family and friends. He was a coal miner at an early age in Altoona, P.A. He and Dorothy loved to take rides looking for yard sales. He was known as a “wheeler-dealer” and loved making deals. He enjoyed coffee time with his special friends.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dorothy at home; two step sons, Steven (Catherine) Holmes of Savona and Gregory (Brenda) Hafer of Corning; sister, Lois Lidwell of Altoona, P.A; sisters in law, Doris Monahan of Painted Post and Hilda Heacox of Altoona, P.A.; special niece and nephew, Debbie Mason of Corning, and Tony (Jill) Gasparri of Painted Post; grandchildren, Ashliegh Higgins, Courtney and Kiersten Hafer of Corning, Michelle (Michael) Cleveland of N.C., Shane (Terri) Holmes of Savona, and Brandon (Mattie) Holmes of Campbell; several nieces and nephews of Altoona, P.A.; nine great grandchildren.  At Sonny’s request there will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be provided by the family at a later date to be announced.    Corning Leader - December 28, 2012   


HELD Shirley Jessick

82, died Wednesday December 26, 2012 with her family and loved ones at her side in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. She was so proud to let people know she was married to the Love of Her Life, Joe, for 62 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes church in Enola, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late Ruth and William Held of Elmira, NY and a graduate of Elmira South Side High School. Shirley was an avid golfer and loved to travel. She enjoyed spending time with her four grandchildren. Shirley was preceded in death by 6 siblings and is survived by one brother, George Held. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joseph Jessick, her son Joseph L. Jessick and wife Barbara of Mechanicsburg; and daughter, Janice Lose and husband Jeffrey of Bonita Springs, FL. She has four grandchildren: Zachary and Jamie Lose, Eileen and Laura Jessick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 29th at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 225 Salt Road, Enola, PA 17025. Visitation will precede the Mass from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M at the church. A luncheon will immediately follow in the church social hall. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation Foster Plaza #11, 790 Holiday Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15220. The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jessick family.   Star Gazette – December 28, 2012   


HEMENWAY Scott R. Hemenway

48, of Cortland, NY, died at home on December 20, 2012. Born September 29, 1964 in Elmira, Scott was the son of Eugene and Priscilla Smith Hemenway of Spencer, who survive him. Scott was a resident of Cortland for many years and was employed in Environmental Services at Cortland Regional Medical Center. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed the beach and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Donna Hemenway at home; his daughter, Alanna Mae Hemenway of Cortland; a sister, Jeannette Wemmer of Spencer; and his stepchildren, David, Bethany and Michael Palmer. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 28, 2012, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland, NY. Funeral services will follow visitation at 2 p.m. in the funeral chapel with Rev. Archie Smith officiating. Contributions in Scott's memory may be made to Caring Community Hospice, 11 Kennedy Parkway, Cortland, NY 13045 or to his daughter, Alanna Mae Hemenway, 17 Owego St., Cortland, NY 13045. The family extends an invitation to guests to join them at their home on 17 Owego St. following the service for a gathering.   Star Gazette – December 25, 2012  


KING Susan Irene Stewart

46, of Decatur St., Corning, NY, died Saturday, December 29th, 2012, in the Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY with her family by her side.  Born at West Point in Hyde Park, NY, she was the daughter of Dale Curren and Judith King.  They survive her.  Susan graduated from Haverling High School in Bath, class of 1985.  She has been involved in the food service industry most of her life, starting by selling baked goods at the Bath Farmers Market at the young age of 16.  She has pursued her baking passion through employment at Wegmans, DeClemente’s Deli and was a Food Service Coordinator, employed by Adecco, Corning, NY.  Susan was a dedicated mother and loving grandmother, an avid gardener and enjoyed bowling.  Besides her parents, she is survived by her daughters:  Angel, Amanda and Stephanie Stewart of Corning, NY; brother: Tom (Luanne) Curren of Elkland, PA; grandson:  Maddox Shollenberger:  granddaughter Callie Harris; Uncle:  Roger Curren of Ohio; niece:  Lauryn Curren of Troupsburg, NY; and many other nieces, nephews, step-brothers and step-sisters.  Friends may call on Saturday, January 5th from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Wallace Wesleyan Church, 9079 Church St. Wallace NY with Pastor Bill Spencer officiating.  Memorials in her name may be made to: Guthrie Healthcare System - Memorial Program, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840-9985; designate: the Oncology Dept.  Arrangements are by the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning.   Corning Leader – January 1, 2013


MASKER Joyce Masker Brambilla

82 of Wellsboro, Pa died on December 26, 2012. She was born in Wellsboro December 1, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Voyle and Elva Masker. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, crocheting, sewing, and reading. She was preceded in death by sister, Jane Musto, brothers, David Masker, Robert Masker, Terry Masker and granddaughter Jennifer Tarszowicz. Survived by special friend Harry McConnell, children, Sharon (Jim) Brynes, FL. Larry (Cathy) Boyce, FL. Deborah Afton, MI, Krista (Keith) Ford of Wellsboro, Kim (Sam) Smith of Wellsboro, and Connie Root of Wellsboro. Grandchildren Amy (Dom) Cocca, Karin Kelts, Amanda and Delany Boyce , Charles and Katie Dietrick, Joshua Afton, Tasha (Curt) Smyser, Ashley Ford, Christopher (Lindsey) Ford, Matt Smith, Ashton, Colton, Brayden, Kaiden Davis, Logan Root and several great grandchildren. Sisters, Nancy Meade, Beverly Altilio, Eunice (Mark) DeHass, Brother, Mitchell (Colleen) Masker, sister-in-law Carol Masker, numerous nieces and nephews. Per Joyce's request, there will be no funeral services.   Star Gazette – December 29, 2012 


McCOLLUM Beverly A. Holland

Age 61, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Sunday, December 23, 2012. She was born on March 19, 1951 in Blossburg, PA to the late Dean and Pauline (Hamilton) McCollum. Beverly was predeceased by her sisters, Catherine Brill and Deborah Watson and brother, Edward Hamilton. She is survived by her daughter, Denise (Joseph) Patelunas of Elmira Heights; Fiancé, Ray Campbell of Elmira Heights; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 31st from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow there at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating.   Star Gazette – December 27, 2012   


MOSIER Robert J. "Bob" Mosier

81, of 125 Colonial Terrace, Towanda, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. "Bob," as he was known by his family and friends, was born Oct. 21, 1931 at Spring Lake, the son of the late George S. Mosier Sr. and Louise Johnson Mosier. He attended the Wyalusing schools and in early years worked on farms in Mehoopany and Homets Ferry. On March 10, 1951 he married the former Geraldine Bennett at the Wyalusing Methodist Church parsonage. Bob later purchased the former Hagerman Farm at French Asylum which he owned and operated along with his saw mill for 28 years until his retirement. Following his retirement, Bob and Geraldine resided on Kerrick Hill for 15 years and at the Colonial Terrace in N. Towanda for four years. Bob loved the outdoors, helping his son on the farm, hunting, fishing, and was an avid bowler and member of the Wyalusing Bowling Association. He loved spending time with children, sharing stories and visiting with family and friends. He will fondly be remembered by all for his sense of humor and telling jokes.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Geraldine Mosier at home; son and daughter-in-law, Wesley G. and Barbara Mosier of North Towanda and daughter, Pauline "Paula" Wooster of Hop Bottom; grandchildren, Kerri Kissell, MD, Kimberly (Tim) Rescigno and Katrina (Jordan) Johnson; a great grandson, Alexander Wynn Johnson; godchildren, Angie Brown, Pam Phillips, Lonnie Swetter, Cyndi Pursell, Bobby Jo Finkler, and Amy Shrewsbury, siblings, Norris (Judy) Mosier of Sugar Run, Vera Mosier of Towanda, Larry (Jean) Mosier of Terrytown, Jack (Penny) Mosier of Toledo, Ohio, Anita (Robert) Swetter of Springville, Mary Anne Mosier of Wyalusing, Thelma (Vern) Harvey of Nicholson, Onalee (Jim) Robinson of Meshoppen, Alice (Phil) Rivera of Mechanicsburg; sisters-in-law, Ann Mosier of Towanda Winifred Mosier of Terrytown; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins; and special friends Steve and Dotti Brink of Kerrick Hill.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by; an infant son in 1951, a son, Wynn Robert Mosier in 1964, brothers, John A. Mosier, George S. Mosier Jr., Paul E. Mosier and a nephew, John R. Mosier.  Abiding with Bob's request there will be no funeral service or calling hours. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association , 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 in Bob's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Mosier Family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – December 29, 2012  


NEBEN Delphine L. Funk

83, of Burdett, NY, died unexpectedly in North Carolina while visiting her daughter’s home on December 24, 2012. The family will receive friends and relatives from 1:00pm-2:00pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday, January 3, 2013; followed by a funeral service at 2:00pm; and burial at the Union Cemetery of Hector, Burdett, NY. Delphine was born in Nebraska, daughter of the late Fred and Alvina Neben. She was predeceased by her husbands, Allen Utter and Louis Funk. She is survived by five daughters, Jane (Tom) Stevens of Georgia, Cheryl (Del) Cummings of Hector, Nellie Monroe of Watkins Glen, Barbara (Bill) Church of Odessa, and Janice Linsley of Elmira; brother, Harvey Neben of Walton, NY; 6 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Delpine especially loved casinos and bingo. She was a member of the Hector Presbyterian Church Euchre Club, Montour Falls Moose #426, and formerly the Senior Bowling League in Watkins Glen. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Hector Presbyterian Church, PO Box 96, Hector, NY 14841. Star Gazette – December 30, 2012   


PLANT Virginia Aline (Plant) Slyster

89, formerly of Lockport, N.Y., died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.   Born on Dec. 20, 1923, in Lockport, N.Y., she was the daughter of Herbert Lee and Alice (Seeley) Plant. Virginia was predeceased by her husband, Ralph W. Slyster in 1980.  Prior to her retirement, Virginia was a cosmetologist in Gasport, N.Y. She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in Lockport, N.Y. Virginia was an avid knitter and would knit socks for the soldiers during World War II and baby caps and booties for the hospitals in Buffalo, N.Y. She served as a volunteer for many years with the Red Cross and for her church, Grace Episcopal Church in the Thrift Shop and Alter Guild.  Virginia is survived by her daughter, Rita (David) Alexyn of Mansfield; four grandchildren, Renee (Patrick) Lahr, Ralph Slyster, III, Dakota Alexyn, Savannah Alexyn; one great-grandchild, Carter Donald Lahr and one nephew, Lee Plant of Richmond, Va. In addition to her husband, Ralph, she was also predeceased by a son, Ralph William Slyster, Jr. and a sister, Mary Branch.  Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, Dec. 28, from 2 to 3 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. Burial will be in Hartland Cemetery, Hartland, N.Y.    Wellsboro Gazette – December 27, 2012   



Age 83 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born January 31, 1929 in Elmira, daughter of the late Theophilus and Victoria (Mitus) Ptaszek and died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband Edward on December 6, 2005; sisters and brothers Louise Gantert, Rosie, Leo and Theodore Ptaszek and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Bill and Holly Zagozewski of Oldsmar, FL; step granddaughter Krystine Neer (her mother Lorraine); step great granddaughters Hannah and Valerie Neer all of Paso Robles, CA. along with several nieces and nephews. Helen was a communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish (St. Casimir's Church). She was employed with LaValley-McLeod, J.J. Newberry and retired from the Star Gazette. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, January 2nd from 10 to 11 am. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 11 am. Rev. Scott Kubinski will officiate. Interment will be in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Helen through donations to the charity of one's choice.  


REA Betty A. Hughes

93, of Waverly died Friday Dec. 28, 2012 at the Elderwood Health Care Facility.  Born December 22, 1919 in Waverly N.Y., the daughter of the late Clara (Deyo) and Orin Rea. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Hughes. Betty was also predeceased by her brothers, Joseph and Philip Rea and her son-in-law Richard Nusbaum.  Betty was a lifelong resident of the Valley. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1937. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Church and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Betty was a former member of both the Waverly and Sayre Senior Citizens Groups. She was a homemaker first and foremost, and she worked as a sales representative for Avon for many years. Her greatest joy was her family, she loved watching her grandchildren’s sports and other activities. Betty was an avid sports fan, especially fond of the Mets. She also loved to crochet, play Bingo, and take trips to the Casino to play the slots.  Surviving Betty are her children Michael (Nancy) Hughes, Bob (Linda) Hughes, and Ann Nusbaum (Richard Samer), all of Waverly; grandchildren Denise (Dave) Matweecha, Nicole Birney, Julie (Jason) Romano, Brian (Trisha) Hughes and Jeffrey and Christopher Hughes; great-grandchildren James, Cassandra, and Patrick Birney, Isabella Romano, and Nicholas and Katelyn Matweecha; as well as several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday Evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave. Waverly, N.Y. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday January 3rd , 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Church, 503 Clark St., Waverly, N.Y. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may direct donations to the charity of their choice. Please visit to offer your condolences.  The family wishes to extend a special thanks for the loving care provided by the 2nd floor staff at the Elderwood Health Care Facility to Mom during her stay.   Sayre Morning Times – December 31, 2012 


ROBINSON Sean Michael Robinson

28, died at his residence on Dec. 21, 2012. Sean was a graduate of Sayre Area High School and attended Penn Tech University. Sean was well known from his employment at Yanuzzi's Family Restaurant where he worked as a cook. He moved to Harley, La., for two years before returning to the area where he enjoyed working for the natural gas industry at Blowout Tools Inc. Sean enjoyed motor cross, welding, snowmobiles and was a loyal Jets fan.  He was predeceased by his grandfathers Raymond Ball and Gordon Robinson.  He is survived by his parents Todd and Sarah (Kingsley) Robinson of Litchfield, Pa.; Pamela and Michael Felt of Haymarket, Va.; sisters and brother-in-laws Krista and Dan Riggs of Louisville, Ky. and Kiley and Ben Hiley of Athens Pa.; nieces Isabelle Smith, Madalyn Hiley, Gretchan Hiley, Emma Riggs and Mila Riggs; grandparents Joyce and Walter Patton, Carol Jones, and Susan Robinson; aunts and uncles Tyna and Edward Rogers, Jennifer and Sharon Robinson, Lori and Gene Shaylor, Heather and George Daikos, Mark and Barb Robinson, Tim and Stephanie (Rogers) Robinson, Neil and Kelly Robinson, Scott and Lori Robinson; cousins Michelle Watkins (Andy), Jamie Robinson, Tricia Campbell (Johnathan), Katy Robinson, Hannah Robinson, Molly Robinson, Cassie Robinson, Tyler Robinson, Megan Robinson, Savannah Daikos and Bailey Daikos; step-brothers and sisters Andrew Felt, Christopher Felt, Ethan Elliot and Mary Elliot. Sean is also survived by many dear friends including Mark, Michael, Peter and the entire Yanuzzi family, of which he was very fond.  A memorial service and celebration of life for Sean life will be held at the Litchfield United Methodist Church at noon on Saturday, Dec. 29 with Rev. John Austin officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Brandon Schuchardt memorial fund c/o Marlene Rohe, McDonald's Restaurant, 461 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre PA 18840.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810   Towanda Daily Review – December 27, 2012



Age 89 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday December 24, 2012. Mary was born in Yonkers, NY on March 3, 1923 the daughter of the late Nicholas and Philomena Urgo Sarubbi. She was a retired office worker for Guerlian Inc. Mrs. Perone was pre-deceased by her loving husband Alfred Carl Perone on December 29, 1998. Mary was also pre-deceased by her brother, sisters, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law. Mrs. Perone was a devout Catholic and a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Mary is survived by her loving and devoted daughters and son : Patti Perone of Horseheads, NY, Joanne Perone of Palm Springs, CA, and Alfred C. Perone Jr. of Terre Haute, Indiana; grandson: John David Perone of Palm Springs, CA; sister : Gilda Ferrara of Somers, NY; brother-in-law : Eugene Perone of Bronx, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Wednesday January 2, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday January 3, 2013 at 9 AM at the Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday January 3, 2012 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Entombment will be in Ferncliff Cemetery in the Town of Greenburgh, NY on Friday January 4, 2013 at 10 AM. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Perone through memorials to Care First (Southern Tier Hospice) 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 or The Alzheimer's Research Group of Rochester, NY.    Star Gazette – December 29, 2012    



87 of West Lake Road, Hammondsport, NY, died Wednesday December 26th, 2012 in the Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, N.Y., with her family by her side.  Born in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of the late Quinton and Lucy (Cooper) Schubmehl. Lucy married John R. Palme November 27th, 1947 in Corning, he survives her.  Lucy graduated from Painted Post High School in 1942.  She then graduated with a BA from the College of New Rochelle in 1947.  Lucy was a long time member of AAUW.  She was a past PTA co-president in Kentucky.  While in Kentucky she gave many volunteer hours to the Girl Scouts.  After moving to Indiana with her family she became employed with the Limberlost Council of GSA.  She remained employed as an Executive with the Girl Scouts of America in the NY-PA area until she retired.   Lucy was a lifelong communicant of the Roman Catholic Church, most recently St. Michael’s of Penn Yan.  In the past she served on two Bishop’s Synods for the Rochester Diocese.   Lucy was an avid bridge player and reader.  She spent her years after retirement living on Keuka Lake.  Survived by her husband: John R.Palme (Jack), one daughter: Luanne (William Critchfield) Palme of Clifton Springs, NY and two sons: John R. Palme Jr. of Horseheads, NY, Quinton (Nancy) Palme of Cohocton, NY, grandchildren: Helen O’Connell (Rory Campbell), Lissa O’Connell, Joseph Palme, Whitney Palme, and 2 great grandchildren: Molly and Brodie.  She was predeceased by her brother Dr. Quinton Schubmehl.  Friends may call Wednesday, January 2nd from 11:00AM-1:00PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY.  Services will be at 1:00 pm with burial immediately following at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning. Memorials in her name may be made to the American Diabetic Association, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005.    Corning Leader – December 30, 2012  


SEE Clarence W. See Jr.

90 of Tiffany Road Whitney Point died on Wednesday December 26, 2012. He is predeceased by his wife Betty Jane See in 2009. He is survived by three sons, Royce (Mary) See of Binghamton, Michel (Tony) See of Utica, Mark (Ruth) See of Whitney Point, granddaughter, Debbie See, grandson Mark (Heather) See II and many fine friends. Clarence was a member of the Soaring Society of America, Harris Hill Soaring Corporation, EAA and NRA. Memorial services will be held at a later date.   Star Gazette – December 31, 2012  


SHAFFER Paul E. Shaffer

69, of Roulette, PA, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, December 29, 2012 in his home.   He was born September 21, 1943, in Blossburg, PA. Paul was employed by the Eberle Tannery in Westfield, PA.  Surviving are: four children, Timothy Shaffer of Ulysses, Kathy (Dennis Jr.) Matteson of Genesee, Brian Shaffer of Genesee, and Paula (Jason) Werts of Roulette; a step-daughter, Bridget Smitson of Weston Mills, NY; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Mathews of Ulysses and Judy (Johnny) Jones of Mills; and nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by his parents, John J. and Dora H. Davis Shaffer; and a brother, Gary J. Shaffer. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 1:00 PM. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – December 31, 2012    


SHUTT Michelle L. Mills

46, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, December 28, 2012 in her home.  She was born August 16, 1966, in Coudersport, PA. On February 10, 2001, in Ulysses, she married Terrance L. “Terry” Mills, who survives.  A 1984 graduate of Northern Potter High School, she was employed by ACCORD in Belmont, NY, Adelphia and Telcove in Coudersport, and Alstom in Hornell, NY.  Surviving besides her husband, Terry, are: her father, William D. Shutt of Genesee; a son, Bryan D. (Julianna) Kear of Pittsburgh, PA; five daughters, Tracy (Stephen) Mills of McGuire AFB, NJ, Katlyn (Patrick Dow) Kear of Austin, PA, Adrienne Mills of Ulysses, Terilee Mills of Ulysses, and Laura Mills of Ulysses; seven grandchildren; a sister, Amy Loring of Wellsville, NY; a brother, William D. Shutt, Jr. of Genesee, PA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was predeceased by her mother, Jean C. McCann Shutt, on July 29, 2009.   A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in the Ulysses First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jason K. Reed, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center (Garden Fund), c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.   Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – December 31, 2012  


SINGER Mary E. Johnson

During the early morning hours of Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, Mary Ellen (Singer) (Lewis) Johnson of Troy died quietly at her residence. She was 61 years of age and was born in Elmira, N.Y. on Feb. 17, 1951.  Mary was raised in Elmira by her mother Ramona (nee Ward) and her stepfather Gerald Lewis. During her adult life Mary had been employed at the former Canton Manufacturing Company and more recently Bradford County Manor. In her free time she enjoyed fishing, baking, bingo, poker and Euchre with her friends at the Canton VFW. But more importantly she was a devoted wife to her husband, Howard, a loving mother to her three children and a devoted grandmother.  She is survived by her husband Howard, at home; son Matthew (and Corin) Lewis of Alba; daughters Lori Terry of Canton and Angela Lewis of Troy; brothers Robert Singer, Sam Lewis, Carl Lewis, Scott Lewis and Gerald Lewis; sisters Kathy Herandez Shirley Schledorn, Stella Vazquez and Cindy Lewis; and grandchildren Kristin and Brittany Terry, Riley and Aiden Lewis, Benjamin Ward, Andrew Watkins and Brianna Ott; two special friends Lisa Sampson and Donna Eddy; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brother Gerald Singer and sister Veronica Laudenslager.  Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. Service will follow at 7 p.m.   Towanda Daily Review – December 30, 2012   


STEELE William J.  "Steelemart"

Elmira: Age 81, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Friday, January 4, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow. Bill is survived by his wife of 35 years, Virginia; 4 children, Steve, Kathy, Rita and Eugene; sister Rita Steele; along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren.   Star Gazette – January 1, 2013


STONE Robert D. Stone

Robert H. Taylor, 85, of Wellsville, died Dec. 19, 2012.  Friends called at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, on Saturday, with funeral services following. Burial was in Ulysses Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 1, 2013 


STRATTON Theresa Marie (Stratton) Gush

born December 27, 1963 in Rochester NY to Mary (Reagan) Button and Donald Stratton, died on Thursday, December 27, 2012.   Theresa died unexpectedly and peacefully, in her sleep on her 49th birthday.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Theresa loved spending time with her family, her husband, and her granddaughters. She did beautiful cross stitch which she shared with all her family and friends. Theresa would do anything for anyone if she could. Her beautiful smile will be missed by everyone who knew her.  Theresa graduated from Addison Central School and then Corning Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Technology (Programming). She and Joseph were married March 11, 1993 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She is survived by her husband: Joseph Gush of Big Flats; mother and stepfather, Mary and Ernest Button of Addison; father and stepmother: Donald and Betty Stratton of North Platte, NE; step-son: Kyle Gush of Big Flats, NY; granddaughters: Mallory, Bailey and Deliah Gush; sisters: Elizabeth (Rob) Carr and Ann Marie (Peter) Tuscany, both of Addison, NY, Pamela (Roger) Gunn of Woodhull, NY, Jodi (Travers) Richardson of North Platte, NE; step-sisters: Kathy (Dave) Cangialosi of Rochester, NY, Debbie (Brad) Crane of LeRoy, NY, Brenda (Bill) Brewster of Atlanta, NY; step-brothers: Bruce Button of Louisiana, Stephen (Polly) Button of Elkland, PA, Kevin (Theresa) Button of  Shockford, VA, and Scott Knapp of Horseheads, NY; mother-in-law: Paulette Norton of Big Flats, NY; sister-in-law: Karen (Rick) Gush of Big Flats; brothers-in-law: Edward (Debbie) Norton of Binghamton, NY and William (Diane) Norton of Big Flats, NY.  Theresa was predeceased by her sister: Mitzi Lee Stratton; step-brothers: Warren Jr., and Robert Knapp; maternal grandparents: Thomas and Bernice Reagan; paternal grandparents: Mary Causer and Cecil Stratton; godmother: Theresa Marie Reagan and father in law: Leland Norton.  Family and friends may call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Catherine’s Of Siena, 51 Maple Street, Addison, NY on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:00 am. Burial will immediately follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Addison.    Corning Leader – December 30, 2012


VANDERPOOL Robert S. Vanderpool

age 76, of Wyalusing, died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at his home.  Bob was born Oct. 7, 1936 in Sayre, a son of the late Robert S. and Daisy Mae God Vanderpool Sr. He was a hard worker, having taken over the family farm at a very young age. He married the former Mable Teetsel on Oct. 10, 1959; they just recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Bob was a very active dairy farmer and enjoyed hunting on the farm. He also enjoyed the History Channel and spending time with his grandchildren.  Surviving are his spouse, Mable; daughter and son-in-law Kathy (Stanley) Potuck; sons and daughter in laws Robert (Lorinda) Vanderpool, Dale (Melissa) Vanderpool, Mark Vanderpool and Wayne (Ann) Vanderpool; grandchildren Melinda (Jesse) Milliron and Josh (Tricia) Vanderpool at home, Erika, Alicia, and Kristen Potuck, Sarah Vanderpool, Briana Vanderpool and Delana Vanderpool; great-grandchildren Taci and Tanner Milliron; brother and sister-in-law Albert (Janice) Vanderpool; sisters and brothers-in-law Joyce (Robert) Pruyne and Linda (Mike) Stanton; sisters-in-law Gloria (Hallock) Kissell, Kathy Teetsel and Dorothy Teetsel; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a great- grandson, Peyton Milliron, father-in-law James Teetsel, and mother-in-law, Ida Steinruck Teetsel.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Disabled Veterans Vietnam Memorial – Bensalem Chapter No. 85, c/o Frank Jolly Jr., 1717 Highland Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047. Funeral arrangements are under the direction to the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.   Towanda Daily Review – December 26, 2012  


WHEYMEYER Carol D. Pantle

71, of Waverly NY, died early Sunday morning December 23, 2012 at home. Born in Scranton the daughter of the late Harold and Grace Snyder Wheymeyer she was a 1959 graduate of Scranton Technical High School and later in life was a 1982 Graduate of Broome Community College. Untiil her retirement in 2005 she was a computer programmer for the USDA. Children held a special place in her heart as she was a foster parent for over 20 years. Surviving are daughters Virginia Pantle, Newark Valley, NY, Tammy Pantle, Waverly, NY; sons David Pantle, Candor, NY, Ted Pantle and his wife Amy, Waverly, NY; brothers Harold and Carole, William and Carol, August and Pat Wheymeyer; a brother in law Tony Jankowski, a special foster son Brian Porter and his wife Danielle, as well as numerous other foster children, nieces nephews, cousins and a grandson Joshua Pantle. She was preceded in death by two sisters Phyllis Loveland and her husband James and Valerie Jankowski. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00pm in the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Birch Street Scranton, PA 18505 with a viewing to be held from 11am-1pm. Interment to follow in Fairview memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 11am in the Jay E. Lowery Funeral home and Cremation Services Inc, 225 South Main, Athens, Pa 18810.    Star Gazette – December 26, 2012   


YEAGER Lucinda Kay Pequignot

60, of 132 Water St., Blossburg, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, after a brief illness.  Born Aug. 23, 1952, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of the late David W. Yeager and Virginia Stradley Yeager-Burt. On March 3, 1973, she married Keith Pequignot, who survives. Cindy is also survived by her daughter, Tanya (Nick) Montefusco; son, John (Rachel) Pequignot; four sisters, Patsy (Bill) Cox, Donna (Buddy) Ledbetter, Janet (Miles) Forer and Lydia (Don) Reed; three brothers, William (Sonya) Yeager, Pete (Linda) Yeager and Larry Yeager; many nieces and nephews; and by many beloved friends, especially Betty Wilbur, Valerie Miller and Shirley Smith. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Ellen Ingalls and brother, David B. Yeager.  Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg; Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Detlef Huckfeldt officiating and Faye Davies Kuzneski assisting. Memorial donations may be made to the immediate family.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – December 31, 2012   



? Barbara D. Buckley 

On the evening of Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, Barbara Diane (Hogan) Buckley of Wyalusing, age 68, died quietly at her residence with her beloved family at her side.  She was born May 6, 1944 in Bayshore, Long Island, N.Y. and was the wife of Robert Buckley. Barbara enjoyed cooking for her family's weekly get togethers each Sunday, and treasured the moments spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also a woman of faith who enjoyed the fellowship of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Canton until her health declined.  Barbara is survived by her husband, Robert, at home, sons Alex (and Annette) Hogan of Wysox and Robert (and Angie) Buckley Jr., of Monroeton; daughters Dawn Coy (and Brent Lindsey) of Towanda and Bobijo (and Greg) Sherman of Wyalusing; a sister Barbara Merritt of Florida; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  In accordance with Barbara's expressed wishes all services are private. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, PA 17724.   Towanda Daily Review – December 31, 2012

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