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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.

ALLEN Daniel J.

Age 21, of North Main St., Elmira and formerly of Elmira Heights and Horseheads, died unexpectedly on Sat., Feb. 16, 2013. He was born July 3, 1991 in Elmira to D.J. Allen and Darlene Miller. He is survived by his daughter and love of his live, Melody Allen; brothers and sisters, Jacob Allen, Aaron Allen, Dallas Niver, Brittney Niver Roby, Taylor (Mark Taylor) Niver; his mother, Darlene (Kirk) Niver of Horseheads, NY; father, D.J. Allen of Elmira Heights, NY; Melody's mother, Lisa Johnson; maternal grandparents, Marlene Peterson, Frank and Suzanne Niver; paternal grandparents, Marilyn and Ray Lear. Dan was predeceased by his grandfathers, Robert Miller and E. Wayne Peterson. Dan was employed at General Revenue Corp in Big Flats. He loved music and fishing. His biggest joy was his daughter Melody. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Fri. from 4-7:00 p.m. His service will follow there at the funeral home at 7:00 p.m.    Star Gazette – February 19, 2013    


AULT John “Johnny” Ault

Died on Feb. 19, 2013 at home, peacefully with his loving wife, Chris, and family members in attendance.  John was born in Waverly, N.Y., on May 2, 1948, a son of John and Rosemary Ault.  He attended Waverly schools where he was an outstanding athlete; lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track. Several of his records remained unbroken for many years.  John graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of science degree in health and physical education and also excelled on the university’s track and field teams.  John was a well-regarded physical education and health teacher in the Athens Area School District for 34 years.  He loved his life’s work and took special joy in mentoring youth athletes. He was known for his favorite phrase “If you had FUN… you Won!”  John is survived by his devoted wife, Chris, with whom he enjoyed 27 years of marriage; his three darling daughters, Lt. J.G. Amanda Ault USN (Matthew), Julianna Ault Gray (Brandon), and Kayla C. Ault; his sister Nancy Elston and her family of Saint Mary’s, Ohio; his brother Ronald of Nashville; and extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews.  John was predeceased by his parents John and Rosemary Ault; maternal grandparents Anthony and Theresa Mullen; paternal grandparents Ellis and Anna Kelly Ault; special cousin Sheila Mullen Henry; brother-in-law John Elston; uncles Bob Ault and Frank Ault; and aunt, Evelyn Ault Dampman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint James Blessed Trinity church in Waverly, N.Y., on Saturday March 2, at 1 p.m., with Father William Morby officiating.  A time of remembrance will be held at the Lynch- Bustin Elementary gymnasium on Friday, March 1 from 5 - 7 p.m. Former students and friends are encouraged to attend where a portion of the gym will be dedicated to John’s memory.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “John Ault Memorial Scholarship Fund” at Athens Area High School, 401 W. Frederick St , Athens PA 18810.    Sayre Morning Times – February 22, 2013 


BARNES Albert G. Barnes

Age 77 of Elmira died on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Predeceased by his parents Leta and Earl Barnes. Albert was a veteran of the US Air Force. Those wishing may attend his committal service on Tuesday, February 19 at 10 a.m. in Bath National Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – February 17, 2013  


BEAL Alys E. Faulkiner

90, of Laporte, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at the Highlands Care Center, Laporte.  Born April 3, 1922, in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Martha M. Miller Beal. Her husband of 54 years, Arthur K. Faulkiner, preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 2000.  Alys retired in 1981 from the Muncy Valley Hospital, after having worked there for over 15 years. She was a member of the Rock Run Church, Muncy Valley, a life member of both the Muncy VFW Post 3428 Ladies Auxiliary and Muncy Legion Post 268 Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed attending the Muncy Valley Senior Citizens.  Surviving are a son, William K. (Bev) Faulkiner of Laporte; two grandchildren, Steven A. (Joyce) Faulkiner of Muncy Valley and Tony L. (Melissa) Faulkiner of Eagles Mere; a great-grandson, Noah S. Faulkiner of Eagles Mere; and two nieces, Sharon (Charles) Hughes and Joan (Gale) Hartman, both of Hughesville.  In addition to her parents and husband, Alys was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn L. Faulkiner; and two sisters, Mildred Weaver and Clara Hess.  Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. James W. Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Laporte Fire Company/Ambulance, P.O. Box 31, Laporte, PA 18626 or Rock Run Church, P.O. Box 39, Muncy Valley, PA 17758.   Towanda Daily Review – February 20, 2013  


BEERS Joseph Beers

age 75, of Binghamton, NY, died Wed., Feb. 20, 2013 at Troy Hospital, Troy, PA. Joseph was born August 9, 1937 in Danville, PA, a son of Joseph and Helen (Hess) Beers. He was an Army Air Corps veteran.   Joseph is survived by 3 brothers, Howard Beers of Milton, PA, Gerald Pickering and David Beers.   In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.    Funeral home obituary – February 22, 2013  


BENNETT Alverta Irene Bennett Carter

93, formerly of Transue, PA, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, PA surrounded by her loving family.  Alverta had been a resident at the Golden Living Center since December 2008. While there she made many friends with the caring and loving staff and came to regard them as her extended family.  She was born on March 11, 1919 in Skinners Eddy, PA. She was the daughter of the late Howard I. and Lena LaFrance Bennett.  Some of her fondest school years memories were when she attended the Spring Hill School and Camptown High School where she made many friends and had great admiration for her teachers during those years.  She married the late Richard Curtis Bennett in 1937 and they resided on the family farm on Clapper Hill for 10 years. They then moved to Skinners Eddy where they together established the Bennett 2 Way Panel Saw business, which had worldwide sales until it was sold to Black & Decker Corp. The Bennett 2 Way Panel Saw is still in use today in many building supply stores. Alverta also was employed at Bendix of South Montrose, for several years. Richard died in 1967 after 30 years of marriage.  Her lifelong interests were family and genealogy. She loved to travel, as well as, feed the birds and raise flowers. Alverta genuinely cared about the needs of others and over her long life did many unknown acts of kindness. Whatever her many interests were she did them with great enthusiasm.  Surviving are: her daughter Charlotte Bennett Place and her husband, Richard of Transue; daughter-in-law, Nancy Jayne Bennett of Crow Hill; six grandchildren, Charlotte Rene Brigham (Randy) of Laceyville, Constance Ruth Patterson (Charles) of Glen Rock, Carol Rae Mallory of Uvalde, TX, Adam Calvin Bennett (Christian) of Sayre, Lyle Grady Place of Transue and Jesse Curtis Place (Toni) of Meshoppen. Also surviving are 13 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. She loved and adored each and every one of them and was always very interested in every aspect of his/her lives. Alverta’s two surviving sisters are Myrna Stevens of Westfield, MA and Evangeline Tannenbaum of Wallingford, CT plus several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Richard, she was preceded in death by her son, Richard Calvin Bennett in 2009; three brothers, Delos, Keith and Freeman Bennett and her husband, Earl K. Carter, who died in 2000.  A quiet graveside service was attended by her family on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery on Clapper Hill, with Rev. Thomas Davis of the Braintrim Baptist Church officiating.  Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Alverta’s name to the Braintrim Baptist Church Library, PO Box 281, Laceyville, PA 18623.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – February 14, 2013   


BERRETTINI Christine (Berrettini) Rodda

age 65, of Export, Pa., died on Feb. 11, 2013 after a prolonged illness, surrounded by her loving family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Leo Berrettini and Sara Schram Berrettini of Sayre, Pa. She is survived by her daughter Lisa Farbarik and son-in-law James Farbarik (Export); and her two sons, Robert and daughter-in-law Jen Rudge (Plum Boro) and Michael (Irwin); seven grandchildren: Andrew, Jonathon, Adam, and Evan Farbarik, and Alexis, Olivia, and Cailyn Rodda; seven siblings, Linda McGinnis of Dorset, Vt., Albert Leo Berrettini Jr. of Sayre, Elizabeth McKinery of Sayre, Juliet Berrettini of Dunmore, Pa., Donald Berrettini of Harvey’s Lake, Pa., John Berrettini of Apalachin, N.Y., and Laure Berrettini of Jeffersonville, Pa.; as well as many nieces and nephews.  A private family service will be held at Hart Funeral Home, Murrysville, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations payable to her ailing brother, John Berrettini, for ongoing care: c/o Bert’s Pharmacy, 144 Desmond St., Sayre, PA 18840.  Sayre Morning Times – February 13, 2013   


BIDLACK Ruth N. Bishop

82, of Sayre died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at home.  She was born on December 15, 1930 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Elmer and Edna Butts Bidlack.  Ruth enjoyed collecting shoes, teddy bears, and dolls. She loved going to all the garage and yard sales in the Valley. Ruth enjoyed walking all over town, which included all of Sayre, Athens, and Waverly.  She is predeceased by her husband Arthur Bishop and her long-time companion Carl Cochran.  Ruth is survived by her sisters Helen Tuttle of Binghamton, N.Y., and Betty Temple of Owego, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; special friend Dody O’Connor of Sayre, Pa.; and many other friends that will miss her.  A Memorial Service will be held in the spring and will be announced by the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to the: American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Sayre Morning Times – February 15, 2013  


BOWERS Ronald E. Bowers

65, Elmira, died 02-02-2013.   Arrangements: James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – February 5, 2013


BOYLAN Mary M. Boylan

80, of Pittston, Pa., died Monday evening at Manor Care in Kingston, Pa., where she had been a resident since 2012.  Born on May 29, 1932 in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline Powers Boylan.  She attended Saint Mary of the Assumption Grade School and graduated from Pittston High School, Class of 1950. She lived in the family home on Sand Street in Pittston all her life. She worked at the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce since 1950 until her retirement as executive vice president.  Her hobbies included reading, gardening, genealogy, travelling, bowling, and arts and crafts including painting, cross stitch, and crochet. She also had a love of animals.  Surviving are nieces and nephews, Mary Repasky, Jack Repasky with wife Larraine, Laura Lemon with husband Donald, Jennifer Simonds with husband John, Robert Repasky with wife Shelly; and many greatnieces and great-nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, John, Paul, and Francis; two sisters, Marion Boylan and Ann Boylan Repasky; a brother-in-law, John Repasky; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Harrison; and a nephew, Joseph Boylan.  The funeral will be Friday from the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 North Main Street, Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston. Interment will be in Saint Mary of the Assumption Cemetery, Hughestown. Friends may call on Friday at the funeral home from 9 until 10:30 a.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633, or the SPCA at or ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, D.C. 20090-6929.    Sayre Morning Times – February 21, 2013


BRINTHAUPT James S. "Jimmy"

44, of Fremont died unexpectedly Sunday, February 10, 2013 at his home. He was born on March 8, 1968 in Buckhannon, WV, the son of Carroll R. "Bob" and Theresa (Ungvarsky) Brinthaupt. He attended Horseheads High School in Horseheads, NY before moving to Ohio and receiving his GED in Fremont. Jimmy married Timberly Milton on March 31, 1995 and she survives. Jimmy was employed by LSP Webfoot, Inc. in Bradner and part time at K-Mart in Fremont. He enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels cars, gardening, reading, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. He was also an avid Detroit Lions football fan. Jimmy is survived by his wife and two step-daughters, Mindy and Sabrina Eddy of Fremont and five grandchildren; mother, Theresa Brinthaupt, Horseheads, NY; siblings, Bob (Diane) Brinthaupt, Rochester, NY, Cathy (Terry) Morroni, Elmira Heights, NY, Tom (Ginny) Brinthaupt, Murfreesboro, TN, Patti (Doug) Farwell, Corning, NY, Steve Brinthaupt, Elmira, NY, Sandy (Nick) Burvee, Elmira, NY, Carolyn Farrier, Fremont, OH, Mary (Mark) Sorg, Burgoon, OH, Janet (Pat) O'Neil, Scipio Center, NY and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Carroll R. "Bob" Brinthaupt his and grandparents. Private Services were held for the family. Memorials can be made to the Humane Society of Sandusky County, 2520 Pt. Clinton Rd, Fremont, OH 43420.  Arrangements were entrusted to Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory.   Star Gazette – February 14, 2013


BULL Joseph 0

Contrary to the generally accepted ides, it seems that a man may survive after his neck is broken. The Towanda Review says that the other day Mr. Joseph Bull died at Liberty Corners, Bradford County, at the age of 81 years. He lived for almost 20 years after having his neck broken in a runaway accident, and engaged in his usual vocation as a farmer. In June, 1872, Mr. Bull, who was a very large and heavy man, was thrown from his wagon and terribly injured. The late Dr. D.S. Pratt attended him and gave it as his opinion that the bones of the neck were fractured. Mr. Bull recovered, however, but his head was thrown forward upon his breast and his neck was stiff. Physicians who examined him recently were of the opinion that his illness was caused by a pressure upon the spinal cord, the result of his old injury and that he had really lived since 1872 with a broken neck. - Wellsboro Agitator, February 8, 1899, p.3


BURDICK William H.

Of Elmira died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center surrounded by his loving family following declining health at the age of 77. Born on March 9, 1935 in Elmira, Bill was the son of the late, Ernest W. & Grace Ann Cook Burdick. He was employed for many years at Southern Tier Assoc. of the Visually Impaired and also for the Sheltered Workshop. He enjoyed bowling, music, was a NY Yankee fan, and was devoted care taker of his dogs. Bill was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary's Church. Surviving are his loving children, Dawn (Sam) Stevens, Corning; and William H. Jr. (Susan) Burdick, Gillett, PA; sisters, Patricia Kissell, Waverly; sister-in-law, Patricia Burdick, Elmira; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his former wife and devoted friend, Grace Ann Liles; a daughter, Debra Lynn Burdick; sister, Shirley Golden; brothers, David E., Richard L., and Charles E. Burdick. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Monday February 25, 2013 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 4:30 p.m. with interment at the family's convenience in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City.    Star Gazette – February 22, 2013



Surrounded by her family and those she loved so much, Rosann L. Davis, 85, of Oak Hill Rd., Barton, N.Y., died on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at her home.  Rosann was born on November 8, 1927, in Scranton, Pa., a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Colangelo) Cartusciello. She was a graduate of West Senior High School in June 1945.  On August 30, 1952 she married Barry Davis in Scranton. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she treasured the time spent with her family. She enjoyed cooking, baking and entertaining. Rosann opened her home and her heart and loved to spend time with her “craft club” and “mini club” friends. She lived life to the fullest and made those around her feel special.  Rosann was our strength and family rock….until we meet again, may she find comfort in the arms of an angel. We will love and miss you.   Rosann is survived by the love of her life, Barry Davis; her daughter and son-in-law: Mary Ellen and Bill Middleton; son and daughter-in-law: Mark and Gwen Davis; brother and sister-in-law: Donald and Lois Cartusciello; her special grandchildren: Ashley and Ryan Middleton, Emily, Amy and Mitchell Davis; several nieces, nephews and their families along with her faithful feline companion “Alley Cat”.  Rosann was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Vincent.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 11 to 1 p.m., at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of her life will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Barton Cemetery.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892 in loving memory of Rosann Cartusciello.   Sayre Morning Times – February 18, 2013 


CASSETTI Ronald E. Cassetti

80, died February 11, 2013 in Trumansburg, NY. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by loving family and friends. Ron was born September 17, 1932 in Rochester, NY. He was raised in a close-knit family in Elmira, NY where he graduated from Elmira Free Academy. At the age of 7, a visit to the 1939 New York World's Fair and the newly opened Rockefeller Center inspired him to become an architect. Cassetti graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture from Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh in 1956. He apprenticed in Houston, TX, New York, NY and Sarasota, FL. Shortly after receiving his license to practice architecture, at the age of 29, he was awarded a major commission to design Mount Saviour Monastery in Elmira, NY. In 1960 Cassetti opened his first office, Hirsh and Cassetti in Elmira. He devoted his career to practicing architecture in his hometown for the next 38 years. His designs can be seen across New York State and include residences, hospitals, churches, schools and university buildings. He was both a devoted modernist and a passionate advocate for historic preservation. Cassetti was a lifelong champion of the arts. His home and office fostered creative conversation in the community and always welcomed artists and dreamers. Cassetti served as President of the Arnot Art Museum, the Elmira City Club and the New York State chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In 1998, Cassetti moved to Charlotte, NC where his work focused on mentoring young architects. Cassetti retired in 2003, moving to Trumansburg, NY. Ron Cassetti is survived by his wife Mary, children, Robert (Elizabeth Q.) and Gloria, and two grandchildren Katherine and Alexander, all of Trumansburg, NY. He is also survived by his brother Marlowe of Penrose, CO. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria Eisinger of Elmira, NY.  A remembrance will be held Saturday, March 30, 2 PM at Church of the Epiphany, 12 Elm Street, Trumansburg, NY, followed by a reception at home.  His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations are sent to Mount Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Road, Pine City, NY 14871-9787, Ulysses Philomathic Library 74 E. Main St, Trumansburg NY 14886, or Church of the Epiphany, P.O. Box 459, Trumansburg, NY 14886. For additional information, please contact the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – February 16, 2013  


CHANDLEE Franklin Grant Chandlee

formerly of Galeton, died in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.  Born April 29, 1939, he was the son of James Chandlee and Geraldine Tomb Overdorf.   A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Wellsboro Gazette – February 21, 2013


CHANDLEE Franklin Grant Chandlee

73, husband to Hannelore Chandlee, died Feb. 13, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He retired from the Navy in 1977, and was a Vietnam Vet. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother whose stories and laughter will be missed dearly.  Memorial service to be announced at a later date.  Submitted by family.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – February 21, 2013


DAFF David P. Daff

age 65, of 3891 Rt. 409, Wyalusing, (Camptown), died on Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, 2013 at his daughters house in Laceyville, where he has been residing for the last two weeks because of his illness.  David was born on July 13, 1947 in Grafton, W.Va. the son of the late James Richard and Ruth Virginia Gordon Daff.  David moved to the Camptown area over 20 years ago and worked for Cargill (Taylor) Meat Packing in Wyalusing, before his illness forced him to retire in 2010.  He enjoyed camping and fishing, as well as riding Harleys throughout the area. He also enjoyed working on cars and offroading. Most of all he loved spending time with his family. He will truly be loved and missed by all of his family and friends.  David is survived by his son David M. (Felicia) Daff of Camptown; his daughters Crystal Eberlin of Mehoopany, Shannon Boos of New Albany and Desiree Daff (Keith Visavati) of Laceyville; his grandchildren Andrew, Haley, Nicolas, Jessie, Todd, Tae-Lynn, Kiara and Logan; his brother Roger Daff of Grafton, W.Va.; his sister Edith Gordon of W.Va.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson John Boos and his brother James Daff.  Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.  In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations by do so in David's name to the Relay For Life (American Cancer Society), c/o PS Bank-Amy Huffman, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853.   Towanda Daily Review – February 14, 2013


DANKO Anna (Danko) Skrepenak

86, of Gillett, Pa., died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Service will be private and at the convenience of the family. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with arrangements.  Birth date: April 24, 1926   Towanda Daily Review – February 9, 2013    


DAVIS Marjorie L. Wilson

79, died on Thursday February 14, 2013 at her daughters home in Savona, NY. She was formerly of 10 Fern Street Bath, NY.  She was born on July 15, 1933 in Elkland, PA. The daughter of the late Hiram and Rose Davis.  Her Service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.    Corning Leader – February 17, 2013  



95, of Watkins Glen, died peacefully on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls, NY. She was born Alice Rosella Devendorf on December 2, 1917 to Nora and Gilbert Devendorf in Mallory, NY. She was married to John C. Church from 1938 until his death in 1942. She married Charles Baker in 1945 and lived in Chemung County until 1956 when they moved to Hector. In 1995 she relocated to Watkins Glen. Alice is survived by her 98 year old sister, Evelyn Cady, of Baldwinsville, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Sue Church Smith and Clint Smith of Telford, TN; daughter Jo Church Abbie of Romulus; and daughter Charlene Baker of Ithaca; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Alice retired from the Marine Midland Bank in 1980 after 25 years. She continued serving her community first and foremost in the Hector and Watkins Glen Presbyterian Churches, primarily working with financial records. She also volunteered at the Arc of Schuyler and served many years on its board, and concerned always for the quality of life of the people they served. She also served 13 years on the Schuyler County Mental Health Board. In 2003 she was honored by the Hospital Auxiliary for 3,500 volunteer hours at the Schuyler Hospital gift shop. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday, from 4pm-6pm; followed by a funeral service at 6pm. A committal service and burial will be held Friday at 11am at the North Syracuse Cemetery. Those wishing may consider a memorial donation in her memory to her churches, The Arc of Schuyler or the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Star Gazette – February 20, 2013 


DUNBAR Sandra (Dunbar) VanAuken Russell

69, of Warren Center, Pa., died on Sunday evening, Feb. 17, 2013 at the home of her brother-and sister in-law Michael and Becky Dunbar.  Sandy was born on Aug. 28, 1943 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Lewis and Rose Dunbar.  She is survived by her children: Lewis VanAuken, Marvin VanAukin, Robin Lantz, Charles (Sherri) VanAuken, Richard (Veronica) VanAukin; her brothers and sisters-in-law: William and Nancy Dunbar, Theodore and Judy Dunbar, Charles and Penny Dunbar and Michael and Becky Dunbar who graciously opened their home to Sandy since September 2011.  Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families also survive.  Sandy was predeceased by her parents; her husbands, Richard VanAuken, Sr., and James Russell; brother and sister-in-law: Edwin and Phyllis Dunbar.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Sandy’s life on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the West Warren Congregational Church with Pastor David Pitcher, officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Lung Association in loving memory of Sandra (Dunbar) VanAuken Russell.   Sayre Morning Times – February 20, 2013 


FLYNN Marcilea

91, of New York City, NY, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013.    Born May 29, 1921, in Ithaca, NY, she was the daughter of Edward and Lena Hazel McCann Flynn.   Surviving are nieces and nephews.   She was predeceased by a sister, Edwadene Grover; and a brother, John E. “Jack” Flynn.   A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Fox Hill Cemetery, Ulysses, PA. The Rev. Joseph V. Dougherty will officiate.   Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.    Solomon’s Words for the Wise – February 18, 2013


FOX Carlyle L. "Larry" or "Foxy"

Of Baldwinsville, NY and formerly of Horseheads died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at the age of 67. Carlyle was born February 14, 1946 in Sayre, PA, a son of Carlyle and Frances Blackman Fox. Carlyle is preceded in death by father, Carlyle "Skeet" Fox. He is survived by his loving family, Patricia Cardwell Fox; sons, Brian and Alan Fox; mother, Frances Fox; sister, Sandra (James) Heatley; niece, Jennifer (Patrick) Soloman and their sons; nephew, Marc (Tracey) and family; several aunts, uncles, cousins, good friends and neighbors. Carlyle was active in Boy Scouts, the Methodist Church, HHS Little League, HHDS Elks, HHDS Marching Band and was always helping his neighbors. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Thursday, February 21, 2013, from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. with his Funeral Service to follow. He will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Carlyle may make donations to Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, 750 E. Adam St., Syracuse, NY 13210.   Star Gazette – February 20, 2013


FRASER Grover D. Fraser

age 86, of Painted Post, NY, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Absolut Care of Three Rivers, Painted Post, NY.  Born in Durham, ME, he was the son of the late John Howard and the late Meta (Marstaller) Fraser. Grover married Luella Hutchins in 1950. She predeceased him on May 22, 2009.  Grover was a longtime member of East Lindley Baptist Church, and was employed by Ingersoll Rand before becoming president of Fraser-Webb Corp. for18 years, completing his professional career with the Hilliard Corp., Elmira, in 1991.  Grover is survived by five children: George (Sally), Bruce (Jane), James (Sue) Fraser, Ruth Ann (Dave) Rogers, and Meta (Joe) Arthur; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Howard (Alena) Fraser; sisters-in-law, Ruth Fraser and Clara Hutchins; and brothers-in-law, Erwin and William Hutchins.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Grover was predeceased by his twin brother, Gordon Fraser.  Friends and family are invited to call at East Lindley Baptist Church on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 10 to 11 am. A funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00am.  Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney Street in Corning has been entrusted with the arrangements. Interment will take place in the family plot at Chapel Knoll Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Grover’s name be directed to: Camp Lamoka, 3646 Lamoka Lake Rd., Tyrone, NY 14887.     Corning Leader – February 15, 2013 


JOHNSON Elayne (Johnson) Fuller

63, of Millville, died on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in The Millville Health Center.  Born on April 15, 1949, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Edward and Arlene (Willsey) Johnson.  Elayne is survived by her husband, David L. Fuller. Elayne enjoyed ceramics and music.  In addition to her husband, David, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marnie and Bruce Toothaker of Covington; two grandchildren, Rebecca Sue and Austin John Toothaker, and several nieces and nephews. Elayne was predeceased by a brother, William "Bill" Johnson; two sisters, Marlene Locey and an infant sister, Shirley Johnson.  Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following visitation at 2 p.m., at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Elayne's memory to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 207 Locust St., Montrose, Pa. 18801 or the charity of one's choice.   Wellsboro Gazette – February 21, 2013


JOHNSON Robert J. Johnson

61, Ellijay, GA died February 10, 2013, son of the late Joseph and Mary Johnson. Surviors include partner, Karen Long, Ellijay, GA; daughters, Jennifer, Elmira, NY and Nicole, Ellijay, GA; sons, Craig, Elmira, NY, Joseph and Lucas, Ellijay, GA; one grandson, Elmira; sister, Sherry (Nick) Giammichele, Lockport, NY. Burial at convenience of family. Donations may be made to the Bob Johnson Memorial Fund @ P.O. Box 466, Ellijay, GA 30540. A Life Celebration will be held February 23, 2PM at the Unitarian Society in Burlington, VT.   Star Gazette – February 17, 2013  


KIMBALL Calista Pitts

Died Friday, February 15, 2013 at her home in Boise, Idaho. Born in Elmira, New York in November 1937, she was the youngest of three children born to Howard and Angeline Kimball. She attended elementary school in Elmira; high school at Penn Hall Preparatory School in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; and college first at Elmira College, then at Pine Manor Junior College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Following graduation from Pine Manor she returned to Elmira and taught for several years at the elementary school level. In 1962 she married James Buffalin, also a native of Elmira. Two children, Ann and James, resulted from this union. Husband James was killed tragically in an automobile accident in 1968. In 1970 she remarried, this time to Robert (Bob) Pitts, and moved with her two children to Boston where he was then located. Two years later she, Ann, James, and Bob moved to State College, Pennsylvania where an additional child, son Rob, was born. Except for one exciting year living in Lausanne Switzerland, the family remained in State College for thirteen years, then moved to Boise, Idaho, remaining there for one year before returning in 1986 to Pennsylvania, this time to Gettysburg. Shortly after Bob's retirement from Gettysburg College in 2000, she and Bob returned to Boise where they have remained up to the present time. Calista has contributed in many ways to the communities in which she has lived. In Elmira she taught children in elementary school and served on several Junior League committees. In Gettysburg she was employed as a child specialist for a family support center and for Head Start; worked as volunteer at Survivors, Inc., an organization to assist battered women; and published a highly regarded book of photographs of old homes in the Gettysburg area. In Boise she served on the board of the Osher Institute and participated as active member of numerous Boise organizations including Boise Philharmonic, Boise Art Museum, Idaho Botanical Garden, Osher Institute, a book club, and an antiques group. Perhaps her most important contribution wherever she has lived was her fun and lively spirit which cheered the hearts of all who knew her. Calista is survived by her brother Howard, her husband Bob, her daughter Ann, her sons James and Rob, her granddaughters Allie and Natalie, and her grandson Joe. She is predeceased by her first husband James and her sister Patricia. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Barber Park Event Center. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nature Conservancy or the Idaho Humane Society would be most welcome.   Star Gazette – February 20, 2013  


KINKADE Sharon L. DeHaas

Age 62 of Elmira, NY. She was born August 13, 1950 in Cortland, NY, daughter of the late John and Eunice (Barber) Kinkade and died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 very unexpectedly at home. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son Devin DeHaas and sister Kathy Wheeler. She is survived by her loving husband and soul mate Kenneth. She was his friend, lover and rock; sister Pat (Gary) Adams; brother John Kinkade; special niece Jennifer Forgue all of Elmira along with several other nieces and nephews and her cherished cats Clovis, Willow and Caddie. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Star Gazette – February 22, 2013    


KRAUSE Neil L. Krause, Jr

age 73, of Covington, PA, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Born on March 23, 1939 in Blossburg, PA, he was the son of Neil and Mabel (Stradley) Krause of Blossburg, PA. Neil is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Ogden) Krause. Prior to his retirement, Neil was employed for 47 years in the Shipping and Receiving Department with Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg, PA. He was a member of the Hillside Rod & Gun Club, a lifetime member of the Blossburg Fire and Ambulance Association where he was one of the first two EMTs in Blossburg. Neil enjoyed hunting and fishing.   In addition to his wife, Dorothy and his mother, Mabel, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas and Casey Krause of Canton, PA, Scott Krause of Mansfield, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzie and Jeff Runyan of Freeville, NY; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen and Mary Ann Krause of Rochester, NY, William and Judy Krause of Blossburg, PA, and a sister-in-law, Alice Krause of Hemlock, NY. Neil was predeceased by his father, Neil; two brothers, Edgar and Kenneth Krause; a son, Jeffrey Lynn Krause and a grandson, Micheal Krause.  In keeping with Neil’s wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in Neil’s memory to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with funeral expenses. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – February 21, 2013


LAMB Timothy "Tim" A. Lamb

61, of Covington, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.   He was born Nov. 3, 1951, in Wellsboro, a son of Fred E. and Emily Jean (Eberenz) Lamb. Tim was the husband of Deborah (Wright) Lamb.   He was an office manager for Pequignot Logging. Tim was a member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Arnot Sportsmen's Club and the Morris Run American Legion. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Tim is survived by his wife, Deborah; a daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Mathew Lisowski of Wellsboro; two step-sons, Jason (Shelly) Route of Brookside, Benjamin (Erin) Route of Mansfield; seven grandchildren, Selena, Brody, Jasmyn, Emmi, Sophia, Alivia, Owen; a brother and sister-in-law, Craig and MaryLou Lamb of Mansfield; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Buzz Brooks of Tioga, Jackie and Donnie Davies of Wyoming, Laurie and Jerry Hodder of Wellsboro. He was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Robson Parks.   Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Harry Colegrove officiating.    Wellsboro Gazette – February 15, 2013    



77, of Baker Hill Road, Watkins Glen, died on Monday, February 18, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sharon R. Laughlin; mother, Violet M. Laughlin; children, Michael Laughlin and Rebecca Laughlin; both of Watkins Glen, Barbara William, Charles (Lysa) Bassett, and Lori (George) Brandell, all of Washington; sister, Frances "Sue" (James) Chu of Pennsylvania; 8 brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gordon (Betty) Swarthout of Beaver Dams, Gladys (Richard) Easling of Tyrone, Deedee Allington of Painted Post, Kenneth (Nancy) Swarthout of Corning, Keith (Carol) Swarthout of Beaver Dams, Cynthia Baker of Addison and David (Kathy) Swarthout of Beaver Dams; special friends Rodney and Kathy Andrews, 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grand daughter; and several nieces and nephews. Wes was retired from RL Callahan. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen on Sunday, February 24, from 1-3pm; followed by a funeral service at 3:00pm. Burial will be Monday at 10am at the Beaver Dams Cemetery.   Star Gazette – February 20, 2013 


LONG Audrey Leella Long Matthews

87, longtime resident of Morrow, GA died February 13, 2013 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Audrey was born in January 1926 to Geneva Roberts Long and Roy Alonza Long and grew up in Leary and Jonesboro, GA. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 56 years, James Edgar (Ed) Matthews Jr. Surviving family includes her beloved son and daughter-in-law, Caroline C. and James E. Matthews III. She was the devoted 'Grandmomma' of Christopher, Susannah and Katherine Matthews. Also surviving are dearly loved niece Susan Matthews (R. Dean) Wilson and Alex and Alison of Peachtree City, many nieces and nephews and dear friend Ruth Goodwin. After graduation from Jonesboro High School she was a Supervisor of Toll Accounting at Southern Bell for over ten years. Later she was a full time homemaker and a dedicated volunteer in Morrow's schools, her church, and the community. A memorial service will be held Friday February 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Morrow First United Methodist Church. The family will provide flowers and respectfully requests memorial contributions to Morrow First United Methodist Church, 5985 N. Main St, Morrow, GA 30260, Autism Speaks or the charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – February 17, 2013 


MAGEE Ruth W. Wirth

MONTOUR FALLS: died on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Bethany Manor, at the age of 93, following declining health. Born January 7, 1920, in Rockville Centre, NY to John and Wilhelmina Magee, she was preceded in death by her husband, Randell J. Wirth, son, Jerry, and brother, John Magee. She is survived by sons, Lawrence Wirth, of New York City, Richard (Diane) Wirth, of Oceanside, NY, Robert (Wendy) Wirth of Burdett, NY; grandchildren, Amy (Anthony) Bo, of Horseheads, NY, Lori (Erich) Asperschlager of Burdett, NY, Richard Wirth of Oceanside, NY, Emily Wirth, of New York City; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Ryan Bo and Juliet Asperschlager; and a sister, Winona Magee of Kingman, AZ. Wherever Ruth lived, she was involved in the activities she loved. She was a member of the St. Marks United Methodist Church in Rockville Centre for over 70 years. She sang in the choir and belonged to the United Methodist Women. After retiring in 1987 from a New York City engineering firm where she was a secretary, she joined several Long Island senior centers, including those in Oceanside, Rockville Centre, Long Beach, and Island Park. She was both a hospital and senior center volunteer. Ruth sang with the Freeport Community Chorale, and for many years, was a soloist during concerts and productions of the Fortnightly Club "Music for Fun" group and the Center Stage Players of the Sandel Senior Center in Rockville Centre. When Ruth was singing, all was right with the world. Even as her body declined, she felt powerful and strong when she sang. In 2006, after relocating to Montour Falls, NY, she quickly made friends throughout Schuyler County. She sang in the choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen, belonged to the Red Hat Divas, Choose 2 Trust group, the Widow's Club and Bridge Club; was an RSVP volunteer, enjoyed the company of those who dined at OFA's Silver Spoon Café, and from a bench on the Seneca Lake Pier, she chatted with visitors from around the world. In January 2011, Ruth moved to the Courtyards at Bethany Village. She was amazed that so many wonderful people could all work at the same place. She considered Bethany her home and was appreciative of those who cared for her. The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4pm on Sunday, February 17, at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. A funeral service will immediately follow at 4:00pm; Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon will officiate. Burial will be at Long Island National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Ruth may make memorial donations to the Schuyler County Office for the Aging (OFA) 323 Owego St, Unit 7, Montour Falls, NY 14865 or the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen, 520 N. Decatur St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891    Star Gazette – February 14, 2013    


MALONEY Elizabeth “Liz” Fiocca

77, of Sayre, Pa., died on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.  Mrs. Fiocca was predeceased by her husband, Duane “Skip” Fiocca; parents, John and Catherine Maloney; sisters, Mary Moore, Margaret Chaffee; brother, John “Jack” Maloney. She is survived by her two daughters and son-in-law, Ann Fiocca, Hoboken, NJ, Mary and Daniel Geary, Little Falls, N.J.; sister, Catherine Sweeney; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirley and Raymond Norconk; numerous nieces and nephews.  Liz was a devoted elementary school teacher for the Tioga Central School District for 35 years. A member of St. Patrick’s Church, Owego, N.Y., and Epiphany Catholic Church, Sayre, Pa.  Services will be held on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 300 Main Street, Owego. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made in Elizabeth Fiocca’s memory to the Duane “Skip” Fiocca Scholarship Fund, C/O Owego Apalachin School District, 36 Talcott Street, Owego, NY 13827 or the Tioga County Rural Ministry, 143 North Avenue, Owego, NY 13827. Sayre Morning Times – February 15, 2013


MATHEWS Kimberly VanDyke

Age 49, of Dryden and formerly Rock Stream, NY, died after a brief battle with leukemia on February 11, 2013.  Kimberly was born on May 30, 1963 in Penn Yan. She was a driver for Gadabout Transportation Services in Ithaca.  Kim was preceded in death by two brothers, Gilbert Mathews, Jr. and Garrick Mathews. She is survived by her three sons, Robert (Jillian) Stinson of Bradford, Ryon (Heather) Stinson of Watkins Glen, and Shaun VanDyke of Rock Stream; parents, Gilbert Mathews of Bradford and Patricia Hamm of Penn Yan; five brothers, Michael (Lisa) Hamm of Dansville, Jeffrey Hamm of Elmira, Steve Hamm of Geneva, Denny Hamm of Mississippi, and Greg Mathews of Savona; sister, Gillian (Fred) Campbell of Bradford; former husband, Michael VanDyke of Rock Stream; and six grandchildren, Riley, Garrett, Gianni, Micaela, Kileigh and Artie.   The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday, February 16, from 1:00pm-3:00pm; followed by a memorial service at 3:00pm at the funeral home.   Those wishing to remember Kim may send flowers or consider a memorial donation in her memory to American Leukemia Foundation, PO Box 2270, Roswell, Georgia 30077.     Corning Leader – February 13, 2013  


McCASLIN Beatrice L. Farrand

86, of County Route 119 in Addison, entered into rest on Monday, February 18, 2013 at Corning Hospital.  Born in Olean, NY on May 28, 1926, she was the daughter of Chester G. and Ethel (Sherwood) McCaslin. She graduated from Genesee High School in Genesee, PA.  Beatrice married Charles Duell who preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1967. She later married Grey Farrand who also predeceased her on June 3, 2004. Also going before her were her brother Ben McCaslin and her sisters, Arlene Miller, Elsie Cook and Arlouise McCaslin.  Beatrice was a long time furniture upholsterer, being self-employed working from home. She had also been employed by the Addison Schools as a monitor and was an Avon representative for many years.  A member of the Rathbone United Methodist Church, she was also a charter member of the Twin Rivers CB Club.  She is survived by her sons, Chester (Maryette) Duell of Shinglehouse, PA and Michael (Luann) Duell of Addison, her daughters, Irene Cavall of Columbia, NC, Charlene (James) Runyan of Elkland and Carlene (Eric) Jones of Elcajon, CA, her step children, Walter Duell of Woodhull, Milton (Mae) Farrand, Greyson (Arlene) Farrand and George (Terri) Farrand all of Woodhull and Elaine Mead of Addison, her daughter in law, Cheryl Farrand of Avoca, brothers, Chester (Rosanna) McCaslin of Woodhull and Clair (Sandy) McCaslin of North Carolina, sisters, Ella Mae Cruz of Guam, Marie Miles of Coudersport, PA, Shirley Cruz of North Carolina, Nancy Barnette of Wellsville and Esther Chapman of Wellsville. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren several step grandchildren and great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Funeral services will be held there on Friday at 11 AM with her Pastor, Rev. Morris Gridley officiating.  Burial will follow in Coopers Plains Cemetery.    Corning Leader – February 20, 2013   


McGEE Maureen McInerney

age 70, of Clarks Summit, Pa., died Tuesday at Regional Hospital, Scranton after an illness. Her husband of 45 years is John McInerney, retired professor at the University of Scranton.  Born in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late James D. and Agnes Griffin McGee and was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Church, Clarks Summit. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Elmira, N.Y.  Before retirement, she worked as a registered nurse for several area doctors, specializing in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. She was a former member of the Abingtons Women's Club.  Maureen's greatest joy in life was her family. She was deeply devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren, who gave her tremendous happiness. She also derived great satisfaction as a nurse in the field of obstetrics and gynecology by assisting in bringing forth new life. She was also a great friend to many people, including former patients, who were always so grateful to her for bringing such joy to their lives. They kept in touch with her through the years. Her kindness and concern continues beyond her life, since she donated her corneas so others can see. Maureen will be deeply missed but always fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her.  The family wishes to thank Dr. Michael Gilhooley for his kindness, compassion and concern throughout Maureen's illness.  Surviving are two daughters: Colleen Graff and husband, Robert Webb, Clarks Summit, and Kara Hopkins and husband, Francis, Torrington, Conn.; four grandchildren, Mary Graff, Ronald Graff, Fiona Hopkins and James Hopkins; a sister, Rosanna McGee, Pine City, N.Y.; a brother, Michael McGee, Sayre; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa McInerney; and son-in-law, Peter Graff.  The funeral was held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Snows Church, celebrated by Monsignor James McGarry, pastor. Interment was held later in the Cathedral Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or the Women's Resource Center, P.O. Box 975, Scranton, PA 18501.  Caring assistance with funeral arrangements was given by the Neil W. Regan Funeral Home, 1900 Pittston Ave., Scranton, PA 18505.   Sayre Morning Times – February 22, 2013 


MIGLIORE Robert (Bob) S. Migliore

Born May 23, 1947, died suddenly on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013.   He was predeceased by his parents, Vincent and Margaret Migliore; his brother, John Migliore and his wife, Ruth (Van Buren) Migliore.  Bob was a long-time resident of Wellsboro and loved motorcycles. At this time, his family would like to thank all his friends who gave Bob a chance to ride and be part of the ABATE community.   Bob is survived by brothers, Vince (Charlayne), Joe (Mary), Rich (Flo), Bill, Dave (Susan), Donald (Eva), Gerald; sisters, Linda Brink, Judith Flaherty; many nieces and nephews. Bob is also survived by his caretaker and friend, Kris Hopper.  There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held in the near future.  Wellsboro Gazette – February 15, 2013


MILLER S/Sgt. Jason Ryan Miller

25, of Mount Laurel, NJ, died at Virtue Hospital, Mt Holly, NJ on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Born in Tunkhannock on Nov. 2, 1987, he was the son of Burton Earl Miller and Deborah Casselbury of Springville. He was married to the former Brittany Fike of Springville.  Jason is a 2006 graduate of Elk Lake High School, then entered into the military joining the Air Force where he was an Aviation Resource Manager. After joining the military he received many awards and medals for his dedicated service. He also received his CCAF from the Air Force. He enjoyed wrestling, baseball, riding his dirt bikes and ATVS, and he enjoyed playing the X-BOX.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Burton E. Miller Jr.; paternal grandparents, Jacob and Mary E. Miller and maternal grandparents, Ralph and Delores Casselbury.   Surviving, besides his parents and wife are a sister, Clarissa Miller and her fiancé Walter Sherwood of Tunkhannock; a brother, Caden Miller of Springville and a son, Jace Miller of Springville and his companion, Selina Rodriguez of Del Rio, TX and many aunts and uncles.  Funeral service with military honors were held Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Internment was at Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends called at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jason Miller Memorial Fund, 15 Lane Hill Rd., P.O. Box 210, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – February 22, 2013    


MORGAN Darwin Morgan

74, of Ithaca, N.Y., formerly of Canton, died while surrounded by family on Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, 2013 at the Cayuga Medical Center.

Darwin was born in Canton, on Nov. 13, 1938, one of twelve children in the family of the late Floyd and Dorothy (Smith) Morgan. He graduated Canton High School with the class of 1956. On Aug. 8, 1969, Darwin married the former Donnalee (Hart) Fleming at Canton's Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ. Darwin enjoyed his work in the carpentry fields and retired in 2000.   Darwin was a caring and devoted family man who especially enjoyed times shared with his grandchildren. He was always there to offer a helping hand whether it be for family, friends or a complete stranger. He was also a great outdoorsman, an avid hunter, angler and a sports fan. In 1968, he won the PA State Handicap Doubles Bowling title with Jack Tarbox. He played on the Merchants, which became the Can-Tro (Canton-Troy) baseball team, the semi-pro Troy Chiefs football team and several softball teams. Darwin knew the Lord in his heart and enjoyed fellowship at Grover Church of Christ and the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Surviving are his wife Donnalee; four daughters, LuAnn (Gary) Paugh of Friedens, Michelle (Mark) Ling of Somerset, Kimberly (Donald) Sutfin of Freeville, N.Y. and Robin Dingler (David Jackson) of Brooktondale, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Jessica Paquette, Troy Sutfin, Madison Dingler, John (Allyssa) Sutfin, Joe Sutfin, Cheryl (Gregory) Bittner and Anthony Ling; a great-grandson, Craig James " C.J." McKnight; three siblings, Lois Norton of Estella, Audrey (Carl) Bedford of Mehoopany and Claude (Carol) Morgan of Canton; two sisters-in-law, Elaine Morgan of Elmira and Rosanne Morgan of Canton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by eight siblings, Lucille Bond, Lenora Mae Avery, Myrtie Lee, Alfreda Letts, Ethlyn Machmer, Desmond, Roland and Donald Morgan.  In keeping with Darwin's wishes, there are no calling hours. A memorial service and life celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Canton Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Union and Minnequa Streets in Canton. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Darwin's name to a charity of one's choice.  Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review – February 15, 2013     


NEWELL Leo Ward Newell, Sr.

 age 74 of Troy, PA, died Friday, February 15, 2013 at his home. Leo was born June 7, 1938 in Elmira, NY a son of Lawrence and Dorothy (Ward) Newell. Leo is survived by six children, Leo (Karen) Newell, William (Sandy) Newell, Julie Newell, Becky (Bruce) Hardy, Jackie (Tom) Hickok, Valerie Phillips; a sister, Barbara Kendall; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Merle and Helen Newell, and a brother-in-law, Robert Kendall. In keeping with Leo's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Star Gazette – February 17, 2013



Palm Bay, FL: James H. Norwood, 81, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at his home in Palm Bay, FL. Jim was born in Corning, NY on July 12, 1931 to the late Fred and Mabell Norwood. He retired from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer after over 40 years of Military Service. He was a member of the Southern Light Masonic Lodge # 725 and Order of the Eastern Star Lodge #460, a former member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and a former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 15. Jim's family includes his wife, Mary Farr Norwood; his children, Bonita (Steve) Carpenter, Mark (Sandy) Norwood, Laura (Todd) Wells, Deborah (Bill) Wesley and Amy (Jeff) Still; stepdaughters Susan (Jim) Massey, Kathleen (Jeff) Skeels and Laura (Mike) Cunningham; 22 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. His first wife, Martha Schanbacher Norwood, preceded him in death. A memorial service was held in Florida. Interment with military honors will take place at a later date in New York. Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Palm Bay.  Star Gazette – February 15, 2013    


OMAN Morna D. "Little Gramma" OMAN 

Age 50 died on Friday Febraury 15, 2013. Morna was born February 11, 1963 the daughter of Donald and Norma MacDougal Oman of Horseheads, NY. She was pre-deceased by her father Donald and her sister Deborah Oman. Morna is survived by her mother Norma J. Oman of Horseheads, NY; daughter Krystal Oman & Christopher Hess and grandson Noah Oman Hess of Pine Valley, NY; brothers and sister-in-law: Timothy Oman of Lowman, NY and David & Georgann Oman of Horseheads, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law: Pamela & Daniel Phillips of Pine City, NY and Audrey & Rudy Ledesma of Auburn, CA; aunt: Jennie Gleason of Dundee, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Morna worked for Anchor Glass Container Corporation for 20 years and then worked as a commercial truck driver for Swift Transportation and CFI Transportation. Morna was a fiercely strong and independent person as well as a loving mother and grandmother. She fought an admirable fight to the end and went out on her terms. She will be missed by all who knew her. "Fly Away, Breath Free, and Catch One for Me". It was Morna's wish that there be no calling hours or services at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.    Star Gazette – February 17, 2013



Sister Mary Adorata, CSSF

Felician Sisters Congregation

Rose Pawlak

February 12, 2013

Beloved daughter of the late Josephine (Wosicka) and Francis; sister of SM Rosalma, CSSF and the late Leo, Alzy, Joseph and Vincent Pawlak, Martha Przygoda, Ann O'Herron, Lucy Pawlak and Stella Bush; also survived by nieces and nephews. Felician Sisters and family will be present at the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Villa Maria) Convent (600 Doat) on Thursday 3-5 PM. An evening Prayer Service will begin at 5 PM in the Convent Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 AM. Memorials may be made to Felician Sisters, 600 Doat St, Cheektowaga NY 14211. Arrangements by the PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME   Star Gazette – February 13, 2013   


PRESTON Raymond M. Preston, II

62, of Emporium, PA, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.  He was born October 7, 1950, in Elmira, NY. A graduate of Southside High School in Elmira, NY, he served honorably with the US Marine Corps in Vietnam. He was employed by GKN Sinter Metals in Emporium and was a member of ABATE.   Surviving are: his mother, Ethel Jane Preston of Canandaigua, NY; aunts, uncles, and cousins; and close friends, Walt Sipe of Sinnamahoning, PA and Gary (Sheila) Foust of Coudersport, PA.  He was predeceased by his father, Raymond M. Preston.  There will be no visitation. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – February 15, 2013   


PRYSLOPSKI Hudson Michael Pryslopski

infant son of Brent and Christina (McFall) Pryslopski of Corning, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira.  Hudson was deeply loved for nine months. He was God’s child and continued to be God’s child. He will always be loved by his grateful family.  Surviving Hudson are his parents, his maternal grandmother, Barbara McFall of Corning, his paternal grandparents, Michael and Mary Pryslopski of Corning and Anna Marie Pryslopski and Reginald Tostanoski of Monterey, his paternal great grandparents, Virginia and Kenneth Mapes of Greenville, SC and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Preceding him in death were his maternal grandfather, Charles McFall Sr. and his paternal great grandparents, Harry and Mary Pryslopski.  Funeral services will be private according to the wishes of the family.  Burial will be Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Coopers Plains.  Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull.    Corning Leader – February 15, 2013


RAPLEE Francis Lee

Age 63, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Monday February 18, 2013. He is survived by his daughter, Tammi Raplee Gryniuk, (Darren); grandchildren, Mason and Mia Gryniuk; sisters, Beverly Raplee Foust (Dale) of Mainesburg, PA and Kathy Raplee Harris (Stan) of Wellsburg, NY; brother, Preston Raplee (Deby Kay), of Xena, OH,; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, LeRoy Raplee; mother, Eva Worthington Austin; stepfather, David Austin; and brother, David A. Austin. Francis was a United States Army Veteran and Purple Heart recipient of the Vietnam War. He was a truck mechanic and retired from JCD Transportation of Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, February 21, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there at 3:00 p.m. The Reverend Donald Rockwell will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, with Military Honors at the grave. Those wishing may make donations to the Bath VA Hospital for Resident Activities. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – February 20, 2013


REEP Francis D. “Buster” Reep

age 87, of Stokes Park in Painted Post, NY, died on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers in Painted Post.  Born on June 29, 1925 in Corning, NY, Buster was the son of the late Claude E. and the late Ethel May (Sanky) Reep.  He began working at Corning Glass at the age of 16 where he worked for 13 years. He then transferred to the City of Corning Dept. of Public Works, Street Dept. where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for 33 years.  He was a member of the former Eagles Club of Corning and a diehard wrestling fan, watching up to five times per week. Buster also enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Buster is survived by sons: James (Anna Marie) Reep of Painted Post and Francis “Butch” Parker of Elkland, PA; a daughter: Dawn Reep (Gary) of Franklinville, NY; step-daughter:  Sandy (John) Wardwell of Horseheads, NY; step-sons: Mike Bouille of Big Flats, NY and Charlie (Phyllis) Bouille; brothers: Fred Reep and Marty Reep; brother-in-law: Jack Smith of Corning; aunt: Helen Sanky of Corning; grandchildren: Jeffrey Shay, Elizabeth Shay, Melissa Smith, Michelle Wright, Theresa and Francis Parker, Jr., and Donald Carr; nephew: Clifford Smith; and close friends: Fran (Deb) Mayer and Eric (Fran) Mayer, Jr.  In addition to his parents, Francis was predeceased by his loving wives, Mary D. Reep, and Bertha Ida Smith Reep, grandson, Michael Plank, and uncle, Harold Sanky.  Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 11:00-1:00pm at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney Street in Corning. A funeral service will immediately follow there at 1:00 pm. Committal prayers and interment will take place at the family plot in Presho Cemetery, Lindley, NY.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Francis’ name may be directed to: Absolut Care at Three Rivers, 101 Creekside Drive, Painted Post, NY.  Corning Leader – February 13, 2013   


RICHLIN Barbara J. (Richlin) Place

age 84, of 2887 SR 3005, Meshoppen (South Auburn), died Thursday morning, Feb. 21, 2013 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton.  Barbara was born on Nov. 28, 1928 in Towanda, the daughter of the late J. Martin "Marty" and Helen Shilkoskie Richlin.  She was a graduate of Dushore High School class of 1946.  Barbara was a housewife and homemaker for her family. She was a co-owner of Place's Place Farm in South Auburn, with her husband Alfred Place. Barb also was a co-owner of Victorian Sensations for several years, which was an antique and clothing store in Bardwell.  She was a member of the St. Joachim's/St. Bonaventure's Roman Catholic Church of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. She was a member of the churches' Altar and Rosary Society and a very active member of the Social Concerns Committee. She was a member of the Susquehanna County Republican Committee, a former member of the Elk Lake School Board for which she was a past president, and the Shadowbrook bowling league. She was an avid traveler throughout Europe and Mexico. She was also an avid reader, gardener, and hay baler. Barbara was a very loving and caring person and was proud of her family, especially her grandchildren.  Barbara is survived by her husband of 64 years, Alfred whom she married on March 1, 1949; her children Chuck and Mary Place of South Auburn, Debbie and Chuck Perkins of Stevensville and Eric and Linda Place of South Auburn; her seven grandchildren Cristen and Jim Charnley of E. Stroudsburg, Rebecca and Ashley McClain of Black Walnut, Seth and Kathryn Perkins of Bryn Mawr, Adam Perkins of Bryn Mawr, Nathan Place (Courtney Dumas) of Montrose, Ryan Place (Joanna Murphy) of Cambridge, Mass., and Erica Place and Bradley Arnold of Tunkhannock; her three great-grandchildren (and counting) Maxwell McClain of Black Walnut, Caity Charnley of E. Stroudsburg and Minnette Perkins of Bryn Mawr; her brother John and Elaine Richlin of Dushore; her sisters Betty Miller of Elmira, N.Y., Peggy and Bernie Fedroff of Dushore, Maxine Weaver of Dushore, and Sylvia Richlin and Marv Boyd of Roseville, Calif.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a great-grandson Layne Place Arnold on April 4, 2012.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at the St. Joachim's Roman Catholic Church in Meshoppen, with Father Joseph Manarchuck of the church officiating. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home in Meshoppen.  The family will furnish their own flowers. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Barbara's name to: Social Concerns of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 245 State St., Wyalusing, PA 18853; Relay For Life for South Auburn, c/o Mrs. Martha Lott, 724 Lott Rd., Meshoppen, PA 18630; or Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth Mother of God Convent, c/o Sister Theresa May, 215 Wellwood Dr., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.     Towanda Daily Review – February 22, 2013   


SCHMIDT William R. “Ronnie” Schmidt

66 of California Rd., Westfield, PA died on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Born August 18, 1946 in Brookfield Twp., PA he was the son of the late Arthur and Hazel (Stanton) Schmidt. He is survived by his daughters, Patty (Carlos) Schmidt-Reed of Wheat Ridge, CO, Amy and Tammy Schmidt, both of Westfield, PA; two grandsons, Chad Howell and Bill McDonald; his brother, Larry (Linda) Schmidt of Westfield, PA; his sisters, Phyllis (Harley) Linza of Westfield, PA, Irma (William) Mead of Wellsboro, PA, Shirley Cary of Harrison Valley, PA, Beverly (Bernard) Payne of Knoxville, PA, Linda (Robert) Reed of Athens, PA, Lorraine Young of Elkland, PA and Louise (Bill) Reed of Westfield, PA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Schmidt in 2009. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA on Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 2:00 PM with Ed Heyler officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses or to the Sabinsville Ambulance Association.    Wellsboro Gazette – February 20, 2013 



February 25, 1935 - February 19, 2013, of Sarasota, FL. Born in Elmira, NY, to the late Mary and Leslie Leonard. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Beverly; children Mary (Mike) Charbonneau of Bradenton, FL, Suzanne Sementilli of Sarasota, FL and three grandsons, Scot Thrower, Matthew and Mitchell Charbonneau. Family Bernie Sementelli of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Sam Leonard of Sarasota FL, Mary Jo Semler and Marge Wert of Elmira, NY and many nieces and nephews. There will be no memorial services held per his wishes.  Star Gazette – February 22, 2013  


SEYMOUR Stephen A.

Age 69 of Corning and formerly of Syracuse died February 12, 2013. Survived by brother, Ken Seymour of Horseheads, his mother and sister, nephews, David (Cassie) Seymour and Mike (Heather) Seymour, all of Corning. Service will be held at a later date. Barber Funeral Home Horseheads NY.   Star Gazette – February 17, 2013


SHEPHARD Robert E. Shephard

77, Vestal, died 01-31-2013.  Star Gazette – February 5, 2013


SMITH Leland R. "Pete" Smith

92, of Wellsboro, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at his home. In keeping with his 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 – February 18, 2013


STOCUM Carol A. Seymour

Age 64 of Vargo Road, in Horseheads died after a brief illness with brain cancer on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Corning Hospital.  She was born in Elmira, November 18, 1948 to the late Robert and Lois (Wheet) Stocum. Carol is survived by her husband, Ken Seymour; sons, David (Cassie) Seymour of Corning , NY and Michael (Heather) Seymour also of Corning , NY; grandchildren, Ryker, Thomas, Remy, and Robert Seymour; mother, Lois Stocum of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Robert Stocum of Alpine, NY, Richard Stocum of Big Flats, NY and Dean Stocum Horseheads , NY.  Carol dedicated her life to children. First as a teacher in the Watkins Glen Elementary for 6 years and then as a mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Together with her husband of 42 years they built their own home and ran a successful business for 19 years.  Dogs played an important part in Carol’s life with Honey being her most recent.  Carol enjoyed to make crafts, in-particular crocheting. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Stray Haven Humane Society and S.P.C.A., Inc., 194 Shepard Road, Waverly N.Y. 14892.  Calling hours and service took place at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY on Friday, January 11, 2013.    Corning Leader – February 13, 2013  


THOMAS Lawrence (Larry) Thomas 

December 25, 1941 - February 7, 2013

Predeceased by parents Robert and Madeline. Survived by wife Charlotte; children, Larry, Robert, Christina; stepdaughter Jolene Root; grandchildren, Michael, Jeremy & Chole; siblings, Robert (Donna) Ella Ames, William (Patricia), Carol (John) Bowman, Marlene (Larry) Gerow. Larry worked as a Superintendent at a Water and Sewage Treatment Plant. At Larry's request there were no funeral services.    Star Gazette – February 19, 2013    


THOMAS Marcella "Marci" (Thomas) Friends

49, of Enola, PA, died on Wednesday, February 15, 2013 in the Hershey Medical Cancer Center after a courageous battle with Amyloidosis. Marci was an HR Manager for The Hershey Company. She was also an officer of Friends Automotive Inc. She was a graduate of Elmira Southside High School, SUNY Cobleskill, and Mansfield University with a BS in Food Management. She is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Robert Friends and devoted daughter, Rebecca; Parents, Calvin and Teresa Thomas; brothers, John (Christine)Thomas and their children Amanda and Graham, and Paul (Michelle) Thomas and their children, Emily and Adam all of Elmira, NY. In addition, Father-in-law, Duane A. Friends (Rosiland) of Mechanicsburg, PA; Brother-in-law, Scott A. Friends (Kristine) and their children Elizabeth and Zachary of Dillsburg, PA. Marci also leaves behind her beloved springer spaniel, Abigail. She loved spending time with family and friends. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, February 18, 2013 inthe Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Route #422 & Lucy Avenue, Hershey, PA, 17033. Friends and family may call from 5:00-7:00PM immediately followed by a service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation, Inc. 7151 N. Main St. Suite 2 Clarkston, MI 48346      Star Gazette – February 16, 2013   


THRALL Gene R. Thrall "Poppy"

78 - 12/11/1934 - 2/11/2013

Corning, NY: Provider, gardener, woodworker: Loved playing old country music with friends, stubborn with a big heart, frugal but generous, made "beautiful" soups, spaghetti sauce, and the best pancakes (even though they're from Walmart), breakfast at Denny's, dinner at the Moose and drinks at the V.F.W. We Love You! Bill, Agnes, Lawrence, Sue, Grace, Pat, Becky, Sherry, Cody, Tammy, E.J. Julianna, Elijah, Zachary, Brittney, Hayleigh, Raymond, Karen, Tory, Jordan, Ryan, Keagen, Kristin, Dave, Arianna, Ryan, Rebecca, Anna, Adam, Penny, Tom, Anlyn, Chris, Declan, Dannan, Amy, John and Rebel. A private service will be held at Oldfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends at a luncheon held in Gene's honor at the V.F.W. Post #524, 218 Baker Street, Corning, on Friday, February 15th, at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to a charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – February 15, 2013    


VERES Edward (Ed) A. Veres

age 91, of Big Flats, NY and originally from Charleroi, PA, died peacefully on February 10, 2013.  His wife of 64 years, Elsie, and his brother Milan “Link” Veres of Charleroi, PA survive him.  Surviving children are Robert (Christina) of Northville, MI, James (Julie) of Folsom, CA, Nancy Barrett (Robert) of Ithaca, NY, and Wendy Cheatham (Danny) of Carlsbad, CA.   He was a loving person to nine grandchildren:  Karilyn Halloran (John), Bryan Veres, Kimberly Hannah (David); Tucker Barrett, Caitlin Barrett; Jodelle Peters (Burt), Elizabeth Paige, Robert Crosthwaite, and Jenny Chinn.  He was a great-grandfather to Jack Halloran, Carter Halloran, William Peters and Oliver Peters.   Edward was preceded in death by sister Ludmilla “Mille” Lettrich, sister Mary Surovchak, and brother Paul Veres.  Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Carpenter’s Funeral Home LLC, 14 E. Pulteney Street in Corning.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 149 Williams Street in Corning.  The family requests that memorial gifts be directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  Corning Leader – February 13, 2013 


WEBER Constance L. (Connie) Eckert 

Galeton, PA: Constance (Connie) L. Eckert died at her home in Galeton, PA, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at the age of 78. She is predeceased by her parents, Emeron and Dorothy Weber, and her brother David, all of St. Mary's, PA. Connie is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Jerome Eckert. They were married in St. Mary's on February 12, 1955. She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Jerome; sons, Joe and Brian Eckert; daughters, Debra and Karen Eckert; loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Connie was born in St. Mary's in 1934 and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1953. She was very active in the Catholic Church and various charities including the Special Olympics and enjoyed sports and spending time with her family. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, 14 West Street, Galeton, on Friday, February 15, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church, Galeton, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will be the Celebrant. Interment will be in the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Erie Diocese Friendship Mission.   Star Gazette – February 14, 2013   


WEIDMAN Jack M. Weidman Sr.

age 73, of Dushore, died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at the Memorial Hospital Towanda, Pa.  Jack was born Oct. 16, 1939 in East Stroudsburg, Pa., a son of the late Jacob and Roxie DeHaven Weidman. He began working with construction and formed his own excavating business in East Stroudsburg.  He married the former Betty J. Soden of East Stroudsburg on May 18, 1957.  Jack ran his business in the Pocono's until he moved to Sullivan County in 1995. Here he operated his excavating business and also drove school bus for the Sullivan County School District. He operated his business for over 40 years. Never relaxing Jack spent his spare time tinkering on and repairing equipment in his garage.  Jack was member of Masonic Lodge No. 780 F.&A.M. in Cresco, Pa., and a social member of Loyalsock American Legion Post No. 996, Dushore, Pa.  Surviving is his spouse Betty at home; two sons Charles Weidman of Florida and Jack (Wanda) Weidman Jr. of Allentown, Pa.; three daughters Debra Weidman of East Stroudsburg, Pa., Susan Campbell of Walton, N.Y. and Carol (Lorenzo) Coco of Bangor, Pa.; a brother Gary (Gwen) Weidman of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; a sister Patricia Brink of East Stroudsburg, Pa., two sisters-in-law Elsie (Bob) Jericho of Reeders, Pa. and Mary Hedglin of Fernandina, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Robert W. Brown officiating. Interment will be in the Prospect Cemetery, 501 Prospect St., East Stroudsburg, Pa. at a later date.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  There will be a Masonic service for Jack Milton Weidman Sr. at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be directed to the Dushore Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614, or Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion, P.O. Box 175, Dushore, PA 18614.  Towanda Daily Review – January 13, 2013    



64 of Seneca Lane, Tioga, PA died on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital in Elmira, NY. Born February 8, 1949 in Knoxville, PA, he was the son of John R. and Mary (Miller) Whitesell. Robert was a self-employed carpenter, an apprentice meat cutter and an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude (Bacon); a step daughter, Leann Dent of Cowanesque, PA; a grandson, Jagger; his father, John “Raymond” Whitesell of Knoxville, PA; two brothers, Gary Whitesell of Knoxville, PA and Terry (Anita) Whitesell of PA; two sisters, Sharon (Frank) Kennedy of Knoxville, PA and Carol Cook of Osceola, PA and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary. Calling hours will be held at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA on Monday 12:00 – 2:00 PM. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 PM with Rev. Larry O’Dell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to help with Robert’s expenses.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – February 16, 2013 


WOLFER Ross H. Wolfer

47, of Bath, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, NY. Ross was born in Jamestown, NY to William and Susan (McAlpine) Wolfer.  Ross is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Elisha Wolfer and Joshua Olmstead of Elmira, NY; father, William Wolfer of Friendship, NY; sisters, Idella (Barry) Fairbrother of Wayland, NY and Lori (Mark) Scarborough of Atlanta, NY; brothers; Billy (Wanda) Wolfer of Nanticoke, PA and Donald (Patty) Wolfer of Riverside, FL; two nieces, five nephews, and several great nieces and nephews. In addition, Ross is survived by two special children, Madison and Domenick Lyons of Bath, NY, and close friends Rich and Charity Wilson of Corning, NY. He was predeceased by his mother, Susan, and sister, Lisa. He was predeceased by his daughter, Anne Woodley, and by three brothers.  Ross was a devoted father who enjoyed spending time with his daughter and son-in-law. He was also a devote Christian with a love for animals.  A private memorial honoring the life of Ross will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alpha-1 Foundation, 2937 S.W. 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33133 or online by visiting lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the local Dementia or Alzheimer's Organizations. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.   Corning Leader – February 13, 2013  


YODER John David "J.T." Yoder III

2-year-old beloved son of John David Yoder Jr. and Amber Schnure Yoder of 112 North Fourth St., Towanda died early Saturday morning, Feb. 16, 2013 at home.  "J.T" was born Jan. 16, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  In addition to his parents he is survived by a sister, Saige Yoder; brothers, Elijah and Sawyer Yoder; maternal grandparents, James and Carolyn Schnure of LeRaysville; paternal grandparents, John and Lisa Yoder of Stevensville; maternal great grandparents, Karl Schnure of Wyalusing, Irma and David Green of Homets Ferry, Charles and Shirley Tator of Forest Lake; paternal great grandparents, Clayton and Dawn Kern of Montrose; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – February 19, 2013    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

? Hilda J. Morris

96, formerly of Riverside Park, Blossburg and Broadway, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Green Home, Wellsboro.

Calling hours for Hilda will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, at the First Baptist Church, 301 Main St., Blossburg at 10 a.m. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., with the Rev. John Shypulefski officiating, followed by lunch at the church. Wellsboro Gazette – February 15, 2013    

Bradford County PA

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By Joyce M. Tice