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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.


AUSTIN James ?Jim? V. Austin

age 50, of Mansfield, PA died Monday, May 13, 2013, at his home. Jim was born March 4, 1963 in Bath, NY, a son of Frank ?Sonny? and Betty J. (Bender) Austin. He was a professional truck driver 19 years for Griffith Oil. Jim enjoyed camping, working on vehicles, horseback riding, 4 wheeling, tinkering with things, motorcycles, and was a jack of all trades. He volunteered with the Addison Fire Department as an EMT.   Jim is survived by his children, Amanda Austin of Beaver Dams, NY, Brittany Austin of Addison, NY; his mother, Betty Austin of Elmira, NY; 2 grandchildren, Riley Brooks and Brooke Lynne Gulliver; a brother, John (Carla Preston) Austin of Addison, NY; 3 sisters, Tammy (Gary) Saunders of Haines City, FL, Beverly Austin of Elmira, NY, Betty Marie Austin of Elmira, NY; fiance?, Kimberly Pierce of Mansfield, PA; her children, Clayton (Shelley) Pierce of Lawrenceville, PA, Victoria Pierce of Mansfield, PA; her parents, Nick and Vickie Pomarico of Mansfield, PA; nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Frank, and grandmother, Dorothy Irene Fisk.  A graveside service will be held at Addison Rural Cemetery, Addison, NY on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.    Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013 


BAILEY W. Craig "Birddog" Bailey

53, of Westfield died at home on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.  Born Feb. 7, 1960 in Blossburg, he is the son of the late William C. and Janice (Ford) Bailey.  Craig owned Fox's Pizza Den in Blossburg, was a chef at the Lakeview Lodge in Lawrenceville and the Burnin Barrel in Wellsboro, and worked for Am-Guard in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Elkland Moose Lodge. He enjoyed gardening and loved to cook and entertain. Throughout his life, he has touched many lives.  He is survived by his wife, Susan Geist Bailey; his sons, Bryan C. Bailey, Danville, Pa.; Michael C. Bailey, Morris Run, Pa.; step children, Caleb Geist, Knoxville; Zachary Geist, Westfield; Anna Geist, Mertztown, Pa.; and his sister, Stephanie Ospitale. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 West Main Street, Elkland, on Saturday, May 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 11 a.m. with Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating.  Memorial donations may be made, in Craig's name, to the Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013


BAKER Shawn L. Baker

50, of Weed, Calif., was tragically taken from us on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.  Shawn was born April 4, 1963, in Albuquerque, N. M.   Shawn was a former resident of Anchor Point, Alaska and Camarillo, California. Shawn lived the last 14 years in Siskiyou County, California.  Shawn is survived by his wife of 26 years, Tammie Baker of Weed, Calif. and their four children, Hilary, Mariah, Weston, and Quinton; parents, Linda and George "Bud" Baker of Mansfield; brother, Tom Baker and his wife, Stephanie of Columbus, Ga.; brother, Robert Baker and his wife, Stephanie, of Wenatchee, Wash.; brother, Eric Baker of Tennant, Calif.; sister, Colleen Sparkman and her husband, Chris of Beverly, Mass.; father-in-law, James Romines and his wife, Sandra of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; mother-in-law, Clare Merriman and her husband, Tony of Camarillo, Calif.; and many more extended family members. Shawn was preceded in death by his son, Tristan Coy Baker. Shawn served in the United States Navy, and it was there that he met and married the love of his life, Tammie. Shawn was a devoted and involved husband, father and friend. He enjoyed traveling, wood working, riding his quad, climbing, fishing, boating, water sports, helping others, and just being active. Shawn always had a smile and a friendly hello for anyone he passed and will be remembered for his sense of humor and always enjoying a good time with his friends. Shawn immensely enjoyed working with his Caltrans family for the past 12 years and he was on the job doing what he loved when we lost him. Shawn was very proud of his children and their accomplishments, and was a loving, caring man who will be missed greatly by all who knew him.   A memorial service will be held Friday, May 3, at 4 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Mount Shasta, Calif. Mount Shasta Memorial Chapel assisted with the arrangements.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013   


BALCH Edward A. Balch

74, of Galeton, died on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born Oct. 14, 1938 in Willistown, Pa., he was a son of the late Lee and Alice (Stewart) Balch.  He was a Veteran having served in the United States Marine Corp. Ed was a diesel mechanic for many years and was an avid outdoorsman.  Surviving are three sons, a daughter, a brother, and many friends from the Galeton and Germania area.  Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Friday, May 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard.  Burial will be in Pitcher Cemetery in Pitcher, N.Y.    Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013   


BARNES Gerald W. Barnes, Jr.

65, of Tioga, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born on Sept. 6, 1947, in Blossburg, he was the son of Gerald W. and Agnes (Kelly) Barnes, Sr.   Prior to his retirement, Gerald was employed in the maintenance department with Endless Mountains Transportation Authority (EMTA). He enjoyed fishing, watching sports on TV and going sleigh riding with his niece.  Gerald is survived by a brother, Ralph K. Barnes of Mansfield; two sisters, Rosemary Barnes of Covington, Joyce Ann Barnes of Blossburg and one niece, Breanne D.K. Barnes of Covington.  Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 10, from noon to 2 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main St., Mansfield. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Gerald's memory to EMTA, 2978 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa.  16933.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 21, 2013


BEEMAN James Forest Beeman

78, of Ocala, Fla., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Marion Country Hospice in Ocala with his loving wife Roberta Butcher Beeman and daughter Debra Beeman and Michelle Matheson at his side. Jim was born May 14, 1934, in Towanda. He was the son of the late Forest Sims Beeman and Louise Hoag Beeman. Jim was a graduate of Towanda High School, Penn State University and received his doctorate in Agricultural Engineering from North Carolina State University.  Mr. Beeman had been a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and later an Elder of the Towanda Presbyterian Church before he and Roberta moved to Florida.  Jim was employed for a period of time by General Electric in Florida, South Carolina and Rhode Island, as well as several local businesses in the Towanda area including the Dupont facility. After settling in the Ocala area, Jim was employed as the Safety Director for C.C.S and recently Safety Director at Intec of Ocala until he retired.  Jim's hobby was collecting and restoring clocks. He and Roberta developed many new friendships with the people they met through several clock clubs. He was a 20 year member of NAWCC, former president of the local chapter and Secretary of Chapter 156.  Jim is also survived by one brother, Francis L. Beeman of Wysox; son in law attorney Ted Matheson of Vero Beach, Fla.; and several sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and canine "granddaughter", Lola Boxer.  A memorial service and gathering of friends and family will be scheduled at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation may do so to the Marion County Hospice at P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478 in memory of James F. Beeman.  Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013     


CAMP Donald "Campy" Eugene Camp

80, of Covington, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Bath VA Nursing Home.  Born Oct. 30, 1932, in Waterbury, Conn., he was the son of the late Eugene Miles Camp and Ruth Woodley Camp.  On June 26, 1954, he married the former Caroline Honeymann.  He was an U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict where he was awarded the Purple Heart.  He retired from Washington National Insurance.  He was a member of The First United Methodist Church, Blossburg, William B. Wilson American Legion Post No. 572, Blossburg, and the Masonic Lodge.  Mr. Camp along with his wife Caroline was foster parents to 33 children. He also enjoyed camping.  Surviving, in addition to his wife Caroline, Covington, are his children, Eugene Donald (Barbara) Camp, Auburn, Maine, Cynthia (Mike) Todd, Montgomery, Thomas (Judy) Camp, Poquoson, Va., Sally (Bill) Faughnan, Covington, James Camp, Linden, and Barbara (Tony) Cruz, Moosic. Also surviving are his grandchildren, William Faughnan Jr., Robert Faughnan, Michael Todd Jr., Andrea Todd, Jessica Todd, Thomas Camp Jr., Sarah Fordham, Matthew Camp; six great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Wilfred "Sonny" Camp. He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.  Friends will be received Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, Blossburg, from 10 to 11 a.m., services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michele Somerville, officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Bath National Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – March 18, 2013   


CHARLES Margaret Ann (Charles) Hisson 

On the evening of Friday, March 15, 2013, Margaret Ann (Charles) Hisson of West Burlington went home to be with the Lord while residing at Bradford County Manor. She was 80 years of age. Born March 20, 1932 in Shade Township, Somerset County, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Charles. Known to friends as Peg, as a child she lived in various western Pennyslvania Coal towns, some of which no longer exist. Peg resided most of her adult life in Unionville, at her home on Rattlesnake Pike, where she made many lifelong friends whom she considered as family. She worked as an in-home caregiver to the elderly. She was a jovial, outgoing "people person" whose cordial demeanor and happy countenance never gave a clue to the many hardships and tribulations that she had experienced as a child and teenager. Peg always strode toward the future, never looking back. She was blessed with a quick sense of humor and could brighten a room by just walking in. About two years ago she relocated to Bradford County. Peg enjoyed the simple pleasures of going out for lunch, shopping, and visiting neighbors and friends. She loved animals (especially cats), babies and children. She had a strong, unshakable faith in the Lord, and locally, enjoyed the Christian Fellowship of the Victory Church in Troy.  Peg is survived by her son, Mike Charles of California; as well as many friends who were as close to her as family, including her best friend and caregiver Linda Rathbun and family of Columbia Cross Roads, Loretta Owen, Joseph Owen, Pearl Owen, Lacy Mays and Chris Mays and the Langham Family of Unionville, who treated Peg as one of their own for many years.  A celebration of Peg's life will be scheduled at a later date. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013


CHIPOLIS Joseph Chipolis

age 53, of Wyalusing, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.  Joe was born on Feb. 24, 1960, in Duryea, a son of Robert and Mary Farino Chipolis. He graduated from the Pittston Area High School, Class of 1978, having gone through the automotive vocational technology program. After school Joe went to work for Taylor Beef (now Cargill Beef), where he worked for 35 years as a mechanic. He met and married the love of his life, the former Joyce Stoddard of Sugar Run, in 1991. They were married on June 8, 1996.  Joe loved his family above all else. He was especially proud of his son, Jacob, and daughter Emily. They were his pride and joy. His favorite activities were taking his kids out for ice cream and Chinese food, taking them spotlighting, sitting around the campfire with his family and friends, and spending time at the family's cottage in Black Lake, N.Y. He enjoyed farming, particularly raising chickens. Joe enjoyed his job, especially his team of co-workers, who were also his good friends.  Joe was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Wyalusing, a member of the Rob Wood Mountain Gun Club, and a social member of the VFW Post No. 6824, Rome.  Surviving are a spouse Joyce at home; son Jake Chipolis at home; daughter: Emily Chipolis at home; parents: Robert and Mary Chipolis of Duryea; a brother Stephen (Gina) Chipolis of Harding; nephew: Christopher Chipolis of Harding; brother-in-law: Stanley (Michelle) Stoddard of Kane; sister-in-laws Sharon (Russell) Prevost of Meshoppen; Susan (Brett) DiMassimo of Williamsport; Joanne (Ken) Wettlauffer of South Williamsport; and father-in-law Bill Stoddard of Sugar Run.  He was predeceased by a nephew, Matthew Stephen Chipolis, mother-in-law Rita Stoddard, and two brother-in-laws, Ronald Stoddard and Randy Stoddard.  A Transferal Service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Stowell.  Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. March 17, 2013 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Ronald McDonald House, PO Box 300, Danville, PA 17821    Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013


COON William Paul Coon 

Age 70, of Winter Haven, FL and formerly of Pine City, NY, died at home February 21st, 2013, surrounded by the love of his cousins Daryl and Bill Watkins of Winter Haven. He was born in Elmira, NY July 30th, 1942 the son of the late William C. and Maryalice (Kichman) Coon. He is survived by his sister, Gail McDaniel, Homestead, FL; son, William Joel (Jennifer) Coon of Elmira; daughter, Rebecca Susan (Joe) Holtby, Jr. of Clifton Springs, NY; 7 grandchildren, Kristina Marie Bement, William Thomas Coon, Sarah Louise Coon, Matthew Paul Coon, Payton Joseph Holtby, Cora Rose Holtby, Hunter Hamlin Holtby; and one great-grandchild, Annabelle Lynn Decker. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Paul was a member of the Southside High School Class of 1960. He retired as a HVAC technician and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #112. In the past, he worked locally in the HVAC field for Collins and Walton. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, camping and was a lifetime member of the NRA. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating Paul's life will be held there at the conclusion of the calling hours at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the NRA.   Star Gazette – March 21, 2013


DAVIS Robert "Bob" S. Davis

age 84, of Watkins Glen, NY died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10am at St. Mary's Church. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made in Bob's name to the American Cancer Center or Care First.  Bob was born on December 19, 1928 in Montour Falls, NY to the late Lester & Pauline Larish Davis. He served in the Army during the Korean War, retired from Corning Glass, enjoyed hunting, fishing, painting pictures and spending time with his "buddies".  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dominica Barber Davis; children, Michael (Andrea) Davis, Darla Davis, Doreen (John) Franzese, Mari (Chuck Cooley) Davis; grandchildren, Danette Davis, Darcy (Anthony) Pellicano, Matthew Franzese, Sara Franzese, Michael Davis, Joseph Landon, Zachery Landon, Kiera Cooley; five great grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. Bob was predeceased by 12 brothers & sisters.   Star Gazette – March 20, 2013


DIEFFENBACH Marie S. Dieffenbach Contini R.N.

age 85, of Drexel Hill, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pa.  Marie was born at home in Colley Township on June 22, 1927, a daughter of the late Worth J. & Lydia Bowman Dieffenbach. She graduated from Dushore High School, a member of the class of 1945. She later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Nursing School.  She married Gianfranco Contini Ph.D. of Italy on April 18, 1952. Frank predeceased her on Dec. 14, 1996. She worked as a nurse at the Graduate Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital in Lansdowne for several years.  Marie was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Drexel Hill.  She was a loving spouse, mother, and grandmother and she was a truly gentle soul. Surviving is her daughter and son-in-law Consuelo and Bernard Duroc-Danner of Houston, Texas; sister Regina Fedor of Camp Hill, Pa.; three grandchildren Alexandra Duroc-Danner, Adrien Duroc-Danner and Luke Duroc-Danner; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother; Leo Worth Dieffenbach of Dushore on Feb. 18, 2003; and two sisters Anne Larson of Minneapolis on May 7, 2010 and Marjorie Nelson of Voorhees, N.J., on Oct. 6, 2009.  A Transferal Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614 and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to St. Basil's Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614; or Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.  Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013


DUELL Michael H. Duell

58, of County Route 119, Addison, died suddenly on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the Town of Corning.  Mike was born in Wellsville, NY on July 31, 1954, the son of Charles and Beatrice McCaslin Duell. He was a 1972 graduate of Addison Central School and BOCES auto body training. On June 29, 1972, Mike was married to LuAnne Main in Elkland, PA.  Mike was a very talented machinist and metal fabricator. His first jobs were with Stiker’s Auto Sales in Addison and Ingersoll-Rand Co. in Painted Post. He established his own metal fabricating business, Duell Metal Works, which he had operated since. He became associated with Two Rivers Timber in Addison where he designed, built and installed both their saw mill and pellet processing plant. His most recent career segment was as an instructor of welding and fabrication at Corning Community College. He truly loved being able to pass his skills and talents on to others at the college.  Mike was a very generous man and often gave of his time and skills to help various organizations and individuals in the area. Above all, Mike was a devoted family man who cherished his wife, daughter and grandson Michael, his namesake.  Surviving are his wife of 38 years, LuAnne Duell, daughter, Teresa Duell and partner Randy Long and grandson, Michael Hough, all of Addison, brothers, Chester (Maryette) Duell of Shinglehouse, PA and Walter Duell of Woodhull, sisters, Irene Cavall of Columbia, NC, Charlene (James) Runyan of Elkland, PA and Carlene (Eric) Jones of El Cajon, CA, step brothers, Milton (Mae) Farrand, Greyson (Arlene) Farrand and George (Terri) Farrand, all of Woodhull, step sister, Elaine Mead of Addison, uncles, Chester (Rosanna) McCaslin of Woodhull and Clair (Sandy) McCaslin of Mills River, North Carolina, aunts, Ella Mae Cruz of Guam, Marie Miles of Coudersport, PA, Shirley Cruz of Mills River, North Carolina, Nancy Barnette  and Esther Chapman, both of Wellsville, LuAnne’s parents, Rodney and Joan Main of Elkland, her sisters, Gail (Jeff) Doan of Osceola, Cindy (Paul) Stermer of Lindley, Linda (Dave) Martin of Elkland and Deb (Kevin) McLean of Osceola, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mike was preceded in death by his father, Charles Duell on Sept. 13, 1967, his mother, Beatrice Duell Farrand on Feb. 18, 2013, his step father, Grey Farrand in 2004 and his brother in law, Rodney Main.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 19 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 on Wednesday at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church of Addison on Baldwin Avenue.  Chris Blackwell and Rev. Morris Gridley Jr. will officiate.  Memorials in lieu of flowers may be forwarded to the family at 11287 Cty. Rte. 119, Addison, NY 14801 for the establishment of a scholarship fund at CCC for students studying welding and fabrication.   Corning Leader – March 18, 2013    


EMPSON Wallace Hugh Empson

72, of 429 Holdenbrook Road, Osceola, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Wally was born June 20, 1940 in Ulysses the son of Robert and Madeline Flynn Empson.  He retired after working 45 years for Dresser Rand, Painted Post, N.Y. Wally was a member of the Elkland Moose Lodge #746 and the Knoxville-Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department.  He is survived by sons, Hugh Empson, Nelson; Ernie (Nancy) Empson, Elkland; Brad (Anna) Empson, Elkland; daughter, Teonna (Joe) Southard, Elkland; grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Seeley, Monica Fenton, Stevie Empson, Adam Empson, Clarissa Empson, Bradley Empson, Ashleigh Southard, Josh Southard, Clay Roe, Tailor Roe; 8 great-grandchildren; siblings, Onalee Empson, Wanda (Clyde) Schrette, Wayne (Jackie) Empson, Claudia (James) Moon, Frank Empson, Rebecca (Lynn) McCaig; several nieces and nephews.  Wally was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Dartt.  Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Family and friends were invited to the Elkland Moose Lodge Sunday at 4 p.m. to celebrate Wally's life.  Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Association.  Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013   


ERWAY Preston Mosch Erway, MD

of Haverly Hill Road, Covington, died Tuesday morning, March 19th, 2013, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Preston was born on December 10, 1931, the fourth child of the late Preston and Minnie (Mosch) Erway, at their dairy farm in Raymond, Potter Co. He graduated from Ulysses High School and attended Mansfield College, where he met Patricia Plotts. They were married in Watsontown on November 28, 1953, after which Preston taught math and science for one year at Harrison Valley High School. The following year he started medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia. Upon graduating, he completed his medical internship in Harrisburg before joining a medical practice in Mansfield. In 1963 he relocated his family to Wellsboro, where he lived and practiced as a family physician the next 30 years. After retirement he enjoyed reading, traveling, tending his gardens and home landscapes, and especially golfing. Preston, whose son Kevin died in 1997, is survived by his wife, Patricia (Plotts) Erway; a son, Brian (Jeanne) Erway of Rochester, NY; two daughters, Kathy (Lynn) Heck of Covington and Jill Erway of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Galen and Felisa Erway of Rochester, Meghan (Heck) McFall of Port Arthur, TX, Abbey and Nathan Heck, and Zackary Erway of Covington; great-grandson, Aiden McFall. Also surviving him are three sisters and two brothers, Dale (Pearl) Erway, Rita (Bob) Barnett, Doris (Dale) Nichols, Gene (Sally) Erway, and Donna McCaslin; many nieces and nephews. A memorial service and celebration of Preston's life will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro. Family and friends will be received in the Lounge from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Rev. Glen Hallead officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Raymond Cemetery. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main St., Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tioga County Human Services Department, where Dr. Erway volunteered after his retirement, or to Haven of Tioga County or Wellsboro Food Pantry.   Star Gazette – March 21, 2013   


FARR Michael J. Farr

age 52, of 2045 SR29, Tunkhannock, (Evans Falls), formally of Laceyville, died at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, early Sunday morning, March 17, 2013.  Michael was born in Meshoppen on Aug. 31,1960 the son of the late Lewis O. and Mildred Carey Farr.  Most of his life, Michael was a farmer, and a self-employed stone stacker, working throughout northeastern Pennsylvania.  When he was not working, he enjoyed the outdoors, where he loved to hunt and fish. Being an outdoorsman, Michael was a member of the N.R.A.  Surviving are his sons, Michael L. Farr (Rochelle Caines), and Anthony J. Farr (Vickie Robinson), all of Meshoppen. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kristianna Farr; Kiarra Farr; and Antuane Robinson, also all of Meshoppen; his longtime companion, Jacqueline Hall, with whom he lived; two brothers, Lloyd H. (Floryce) Farr of Laceyville and David L. (Sandra) Farr of Carbondale; as well as many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, with Rev. Gary Myers, of the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church, and Rev. Tim Barnett of the New Hope Ministries, West Auburn officiating. Interment w will be in the Forkston Cemetery. Family and friends may call from noon until the time of service at the Sheldon Funeral Home. The family will furnish their own flowers. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Michael J. Farr Benefit Fund, C/O P&G Credit Union, 15 Lane Hill Rd., Tunkhannock, PA 18657, a fund set up to help take care of final expenses.   Towanda Daily Review – March 18, 2013


GOODREAU Richard C. "Dick" Goodreau

76, of Galeton, died on Sunday, Mar. 17, 2013, at the Green Home, Wellsboro.  Born Sept. 4, 1936, in Blossburg, he was a son of the late Charles and Nellie (Schofield) Goodreau.  Dick was a 1954 Graduate of Galeton High School. On Apr. 11, 1964, he married the former Sandra Watkins, who preceded him in death on May 25, 1997. Dick worked and retired from Dietrich's Milk Plant in Middlebury Center. He was a life member of the Gale Hose Ambulance Association, a past member of the Galeton Moose, enjoyed classical music, football, baseball and especially loved the New York Yankees. Surviving are a son, Randall (fiancée, Charlene Holloway) Goodreau, Galeton; four grandchildren, Melissa and Ricky Morrow, Isaiah and Grace Goodreau; a sister, Sandra Schonorer, Coudersport; and several nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Dick was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Morrow, and three brothers, Robert, Gary, and James Goodreau. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Tuesday, Mar. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, Mar. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m., with funeral services following at 11 a.m. The Rev. David Shultz will officiate.  Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Library or to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association.    Wellsboro Gazette – March 18, 2013   


HARDING Richard C. Harding

55, of Mansfield, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at The Gatehouse, Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  Richard was born July 25, 1957, in Blossburg, a son of Clarence C. and Pauline (Boyce) Harding. He would have celebrated 34 years of marriage on June 1, to Cindy Lee (Harvey) Harding.  He was a 1975 graduate of North Penn High School. Richard was a maintenance mechanic at Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, trapping, and riding in his truck. Richard is survived by his wife, Cindy; his mother, Pauline Harding of Covington; a son, Kelly Harding of Mansfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Stevens Lambert of Mansfield; four grandchildren, Landon, Carter, Kelan and Emmie Lambert; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean (Ed) Knapp of Covington, Sue (Scott) Henry of Covington, Karen Hesselbach of Elmira, N.Y., Phyllis (Bill) Magnotta of Mansfield, Marcia Rusk of Covington, Cindy (Scott House) Harding of Covington, Jill (Jamie) Logan of Wellsboro; sisters-in-law, Suelema Harding of Texas, Marylou (Craig) Lamb and Darlene Frost of Mansfield; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clifford and Patty Harvey of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, SFC E-7, Roger L. Harding and his father, Clarence Harding. At Richard's request there will not be a public service. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, Va. 22030 in his memory. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013   


HEYLER Gene Alden Heyler

57, of Columbia Md., died Saturday, March 9, 2013 at his home.  Born March 2, 1957, he was the son of the late Earl W. and Freda (Maneval) Heyler. Gene graduated from Liberty High School, Liberty, in 1974. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in engineering science. Gene received his master's degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. He was employed at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory since 1978 as an Aerospace Engineer where he worked on over 20 NASA and Department of Defense space missions. Gene was an active member of the Glen Mar United Methodist Church for over 33 years.  Gene is survived by his wife, the former Tina Lynne Walker. He was the proud father of two sons, Adam Joseph Heyler, Paul William Heyler; brothers, Kenneth (Susan) Heyler, John (Susan) Heyler, both of Nauvoo and sister, Margie (John) Harendza of Binghamton, N.Y.  A memorial service will be held at St. Paul-Nauvoo United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Gene's name may be made to St Paul UM Church, P.O. Box 4, Liberty, Pa. 16938.   Wellsboro Gazette – March 18, 2013


KAHL Gerhard (Gary) Karl Kahl

90, died peacefully at St. Joseph Hospital in Elmira, NY on March 16, 2013. Born in Berlin, Germany on January 12, 1923, he was the second son of the late Karl and Clara Kahl. His family immigrated to the United States when he was three years old. Gary was an electrician with Star Electric Company from 1941 until 1957 when he found his life's true calling as the "Wood Doctor". He operated his Kahl Furniture Repair and Refinishing business in Millburn, NJ until he retired to his summer shore house in Bayville, NJ in 1980. In 2006 he moved to Horseheads, NY to be close to his son Kenneth. Gary was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mildred Eichner Kahl; brother, Eric Kahl; and niece, Erica Anderson. He is survived by his sons, Gary P. Kahl of Missoula, MT and Kenneth E. Kahl of Lockwood, NY; granddaughters, Katrin Kahl and Karlie Kahl of Missoula, MT, and Krista Bresson of Denver, CO; grandsons, Eric Kahl and Dylan Kahl of Lockwood, NY; nieces, Dean Challen of Snellville, GA and Kandice Barton of Townville, SC. The family will receive friends at the Mastapeter Funeral Home at 270 Atlantic City Blvd (Route 9) in Bayville, NJ on Thursday, March 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. Interment will be Friday, March 22, at 12 p.m. at Restland Memorial Park, 77 Deforest Ave, East Hanover, NJ.   Star Gazette – March 20, 2013 


KALER Ruth V. McArthur

89, resident of Elkland for the past 30 years, formerly of Hatfield Township, Pa. died suddenly Friday, May 10, 2013, at her home.  She was the beloved wife of Charles J. McArthur for over 67 years.  Born Mar. 3, 1924 in Philadelphia, she was the youngest daughter of the late Robert Lincoln and Edith (Morton) Kaler and a graduate of Hatfield High School in 1942. Upon graduation she worked in her father's textile business, R. L. Kaler Co. in Hatfield, and then at SKF, a war plant, until 1945. After the war she partnered beside her husband in his business, McArthur's Gun Shop and Sporting Goods, Colmar, Pa., for 34 years until retirement.  Ruth spent some of her retirement years tole painting and selling her work at many craft shows in Pennsylvania and New York. She was an avid hunter starting at a tender age of 13 and continuing to hunt well into her 80s. Her love of nature and especially watching birds gave her many happy hours. Ruth had several beloved dogs that were part of her life throughout the years. She was eager to learn about new things and embraced her computer with a passion. Being adventurous was also part of who she was as she demonstrated by driving her Yamaha Rhino on her 200 acre mountain homestead.  Ruth was a Christian and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother putting family first in her heart and deed. She cherished her nieces and nephew and was also a step grandmother of two granddaughters, two great-granddaughters and one great-grand-son, and two great-great-granddaughters.  Ruth is survived by her husband, Charles; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn R. and Larry Alderfer, Green Lane, Pa.; Rae L. Griffith, Elkland; Gail L. and Wayne A. Stover, Howard; 4 grandchildren, Gregory Scott Alderfer, Leslie Rae Paul, Jeremy Scott Griffith and Kelly Rae Schavnis; 7 great-grandchildren, Steven Gregory, Jacob Anthony, Alexandra Rae, Lydia Ruth, Emma Marie, Brendan Charles and Thomas Joseph.  She was predeceased by siblings, Evelyn Spanninger, Edith Kaler, and Robert Lincoln Kaler, Jr.  Ruth will be forever loved, cherished and missed by her family.  A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Ruth's name, to one of her favorite charities: any local SPCA, animal shelter or the Salvation Army.  Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, Pa. 16933 is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013



Age 83, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born on October 29, 1929 in Elmira, NY to the late Paul and Thelma (Park) Kennedy. She is survived by her children, Debra Bryan of Elmira, Kevin Loll of TX, Paul Loll of TX and Susan Loll of Myrtle Beach, SC; her extended family at St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing and close friends. Joy was the former wife of the Mayor, Richard Loll. She worked for many years as a teacher with the Elmira City School District and also taught literacy classes at the Elmira Correctional Facility. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, March 22nd from 2 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow there at 3 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating.      Star Gazette – March 21, 2013   


KEPHART Gary Kephart Sr.

73, of Columbia Crossroads, died on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital.  He was born in Robertsdale to the late Maynard and Kathleen (Brehm) Kephart and was the husband of Barbara Ann (Snyder) Kephart with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.  Gary worked as an insurance inspector for the Mutual Inspection Bureau. During his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, reading, Phillies baseball and the great outdoors. Gary had a good sense of humor and a charismatic personality.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Tracy Ann, wife of Joseph Banik of Ephrata, Gary, husband of Melissa (James) Kephart of Sykesville, Md., Leslie Ann Lambert of York, Jennifer Lynn, wife of Robert Hadley of State College; four grandchildren, Kathleen Banik, Ava Kephart, Ella Hadley, Allison Lambert and a sister, Joan Bauer of New Jersey.  Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013  


LANE Richard E. "Dick" Lane

77, of Burlington Township died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. "Dick" as he was known by his family and friends was born in Sayre, on Feb. 6, 1936 the son of Dighton A. Lane Sr. and Mary L. Ransom Lane. He was employed by Howard Allen of Monroeton and Jay Lamphere's Auto Salvage in Monroe Twp. for many years until his retirement. Dick enjoyed the outdoors, working in his garden and on tractors and picking blueberries.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Virginia Bailey Lane at home; children, Randy L. Lane and wife Michelle of Standing Stone, James Richard Lane and wife Jolene of Franklin Twp., Steven E. Lane of Burlington Twp., Debra K. Allen and wife Kevin of Weston and Annette Lane of Mechanicsville; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; brothers, James Lane and wife Sharon of Sayre and Daniel Lane of Monroeton; sisters, Mary Slocum of Corning, N.Y., Dorothy Woodruff of Athens, Sherry Lane of Lawrenceville, Darlene Beherens of Churchville, N.Y. and Carol Lee and husband Burton of Monroeton; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Dighton A. Lane Jr., William A. Lane, Oscar Lane, John A. Lane, Thomas Lane and sister, Florence Tyler.  The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Richard E. Lane's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013


LEE Burton J. Lee

73, of Monroe Township, Pa., died Friday, March 15, 2013 at his home.  Burton was born in Albany Township, Pa. on May 24, 1939, a son of Richard J. Lee and Mildred J. Shauger Lee. He was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 35 years until his retirement. Following his retirement he was employed by Auto Zone in Wysox, Pa. Burton enjoyed singing, the outdoors, digging up ginseng and fishing. Family reunions on Dunn Hill were always special times with relatives and Burton looked forward to attending dinners with his nephew Rodney at the New Albany Baptist Church. He also enjoyed taking his brother-in-laws Darb and Dick to their respective appointments.  He is survived by his wife, Carol Lane Lee, at home; daughters Nikki Lee Marsh and husband Don of Dallas, Pa., Monya Tsiknas and husband Lou of Troy, Pa.; step-daughter Renee Frisbie of New Albany, Pa.; grandchildren Garritt Chrzanowski, Whitney Chrzanowski, Jordan Frisbie, Darren Counterman, Zachary Counterman; great-granddaughter Abigail Counterman; sisters Thelma Thoman and husband Ed of Rome, Pa., Janice Fassett and husband Harry of Macedonia, Sharon Kinney and husband Bob of Hop Bottom, Pa.; brother-in-law, Dick Bedford of Forks Township, Pa.; sister-in-law, Stella Lee of North Carolina, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers Donald "Skippy" and David Lee and a sister Dorothy Bedford.  The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Terry Van Horn of the New Albany Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 or to the Animal Care Sanctuary, P.O. Box A, East Smithfield, PA 18817 in Burton's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013   


LONG Grace E. Hughes

age 86, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, March 18, 2013 while in residence at the Green Home. Grace was born on September 26, 1927 in Orviston, PA, the daughter of Josiah and Beatrice (Walker) Long. Grace was married to Howard Hughes who preceded her in death on November 4, 2011. Prior to retirement, Grace was employed as a cook or cook's assistant at the County Farm, the Seneca Diner, Cuda's Deli, the Calico Restaurant and the Laurel Café. Grace also served several years as the Judge of Elections for Delmar Township. Grace and Howard devoted their retirement years to their family and enjoyed many weekends with their friends in the PA Grand Canyon Camper Club. In addition to her husband, Grace was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry and William Wellen. Grace is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Wellen, Howard and Nancy Hughes, Barry and Anne Hughes, Chris and Maureen Hughes, all of Wellsboro, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma and Mark Sternglanz of TX, Glenda and Dan Klinge of MO; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service for both Grace and Howard will be held on Tuesday at 8:00 P.M. All friends and family are invited to attend. Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlebury Baptist Church, 44 Parliff Lane, Middlebury Center, PA 16935    Star Gazette – March 20, 2013


McCONNELL Ruth Ann (Poodie) White

73, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Samaritan House.   She was the wife of Richard A. White who she married on Sept. 21, 1956. Ruth Ann was born Aug. 3, 1939, in Blossburg, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Ellen Taylor McConnell.  She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Ruth Ann enjoyed bird watching and spending time with her grandchildren.   Surviving in addition to her husband, are three daughters and sons-in-law, Debra Wilson (Sam) of Wellsboro, Pamela Roe (Rick) of Wellsboro, Susan Heist (Kerry) of Blandon; grandchildren, Ryan, Erika and Aaron Wilson, Rob and Jason Kinat, Jeremy Heist; great-granddaughter, Hailey Kinat; special aunt, Jane Wood; special uncle, Thomas Taylor, special cousins, Francie Gillen Vetter, Todd Crumb, all of Wellsboro. In addition to her parents, Ruth Ann was preceded in death by a brother, James McConnell.   Services will be private, at the convenience of the family. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorials may be made in Ruth Ann's name to Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, Pa 16901.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013.   


MENGEL Ardell M. (Mengel) Weidenhammer

75 of Laureldale died Friday night, March 15, 2013 in her residence.  She was the widow of Solon C. Weidenhammer who died Dec. 26, 1999. Ardell was born on Jan. 1, 1938, in Florida.  She was the daughter of the late Harry and Pearl (Adam) Mengel. Mrs. Weidenhammer is survived by four sons, Chuck A. Weidenhammer of Shoemakersville; Lloyd C. Weidenhammer of Deer Lake, Schuylkill County, Nathan A. Weidenhammer of Laureldale, Keith Painter of East Greenville; four daughters, Karen (Painter) Bennetch of Newmanstown, Bonnie (Weidenhammer) Ashley of Wernersville, Mamie (Weidenhammer) Hoch of Fleetwood, Rebecca (Weidenhammer) Donton of Pine Grove, Schuylkill County; and also, a step-daughter, Debbie Michalowski. Ardell had 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She loved her "four-legged" grandchild, "Bandit." Mrs. Weidenhammer had a sister, Edith Schafer, of Breinigsville; two brothers, Milton Mengel of Lyons and Richard Mengel of Breinigsville. Ardell was predeceased by McKenzie and Kalli Weidenhammer. Mrs. Weidenhammer retired in 1992 with 15 years’ service last working as a machine operator for Deka Battery. She later moved to Wellsboro and was employed part time as a deli clerk for Bilo's for 11 years, last working in 2011.  Funeral services from the Milkins Giles Funeral Home, Inc. Temple will be on Wednesday, March 20, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Jeffrey A. Raffauf officiating. Interment will be in St. John's (Gernants) Cemetery, Ontelaunee.    Wellsboro Gazette – March 21, 2013


MINGO Mary T. Mingo Kloker

89, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Boothwyn, died Thursday, May 9, 2013 in her home.  Born July 31, 1923, in Hazelton, PA, she was the daughter of John and Sarah Goodwin Brennan.  She was employed by John’s Bargain Store in Chester, PA and Kennan’s Bar in Marcus Hook, PA.  Mary was a member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Boothwyn and a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Claymont, DE.  Surviving are: a daughter, Micki Merdian of Ulysses; a son, Anthony (Patricia) Mingo of Ulysses; a granddaughter, Christina Stahli; a sister, Loretta Romantic of Hazelton; a step-daughter, Debra (Anthony) Cochran of Coudersport, PA; and nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Pamela Mingo; a son-in-law, Gerard “Butch” Merdian; a sister, Emily Bogaczyk; and three brothers, Bernard Brennan, John Brennan, and Conrad Brennan.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 7:00 PM. Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – May 19, 2013


MOORE Charles (Charlie) E. Moore

age 75, Beaver Dams, NY, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, surrounded by family. Charlie was born on April 22, 1937 to James and Marie (Morningstar) Moore in Towanda, PA and was raised in Chemung, NY with his three brothers and a sister. He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Fonda, after 35 years of marriage in 1999. Charlie proudly served in the United States Army as a medic and worked for 48 years at Thatcher/Diamond-Bathurst/Anchor Glass. Charlie thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family, keeping up with his grandchildren, and getting to know his great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting, camping and fishing at Lake Ontario, and watching NASCAR. Charlie was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all! Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Carlene (Scott) Thorp of Chemung, NY and his children; son, Michael, daughter, Linda Hart, both of Bullock, NC, son, Steven (Kimberly) of Beaver Dams, NY, daughter, Penny (Joe) Hammond of Montour Falls, NY, son, David (Tammy) of Newfield, NY, son, Kevin (LeiLei) of Plainsboro, NJ; his 13 grandchildren, Jason and Samantha, Tonya and Jessica, Heather, Shane, Dustin and Jared, Danielle (Jesse) and Waylon, Adam and Brandon and Mendy, and his 5 great-grandchildren, Autumn, Jastari, Jestannie, Braydon and Emma. He's also survived by his dear friend, Alice Holden and his furry "little buddy" Jett. At Charlie's request, there will be no services. Charlie always gave to many important charities, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to your favorite charity.   Star Gazette – March 21, 2013 


MOSCH Jamey David

Age 34, of Elmira, NY, died suddenly on Saturday, March 9, 2013, in N. Fort Myers, Florida. Jamey was born with hunting and fishing in his blood, on February 22, 1979, in Elmira, NY. When he wasn't hunting, fishing, or breaking hearts, he was able to graduate from Southside High School, open his own construction company, and work as a model. He will always be remembered for his huge heart, good looks, and ability to make people laugh. He is survived by his mother, Maureen Mosch Whitney, Fathers Kevin Whitney and Carl Mosch, twin sister Julie Crawford, sisters Tonia Driscoll and Elizabeth Mosch, and son Noah Yocum. He is also survived by his loving grandparents, nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. Waiting for him in heaven are his sister Christine Mosch, Grandmothers Juanita Noonan and Anita Engelman, and his beloved dog Walker. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, March 23rd from 1 to 4 pm. His memorial service will follow at 4 pm. A memory board will be on display there. Friends and family are asked to bring or send a picture along with their favorite memory of Jamey to the funeral home to be displayed and later made into a scrapbook. Family and friends who wish to celebrate Jamey's life with a light meal and refreshments are invited to Park Church, immediately following the memorial.   Star Gazette – March 21, 2013  


OLANDER Patricia Olander Ramsay

died on Friday March 15 2013, tpo days prior to her 79th birthday.  Her Mother named her Patricia as she was born on St. Patricks Day in 1934.  She is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 61 years, Harold Printz Ramsay; her sister, Darlene Olander Bidwell; her children, Constance Swank Lyman, Robert E. Ramsay, Susan P. Ramsay; their spouses, Chuck Lyman, Mary Ramsay, Steve Gunn respectively; and four grandchildren, Gregory Swank, Robert W. Ramsay, Eric Swank, and Mekenna Ramsay. She is preceded in death by her eldest sister, Donna Olander O'Malley and infant son, Robert Edgar Ramsay who passed after two days of life in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Patricia lived a dynamic life focused on family and a successful career which she built with her husband. Born in a family of strong women and one of three daughters to parents Francis Wynia Olander and Royal Dwight Olander in 1934, she married 19 year old Harold Ramsay in 1952 at the age of 17 in Des Plaines, Ill. Patricia lived in Alaska in the early years of her marriage where Harold was stationed with the United States Air Force. Many years later after a successful career as a bank manager in Des Plaines, IL, Patricia and her husband Harold refurbished an older tavern in Schaumburg, Ill. and along with her sister, Darlene and brother-in-law, Walter Schauer, built it into a successful family restaurant, Ye Olde Settlers Inn. They moved on to own and operate three restaurants in their career adding the Log Cabin Inn (Wellsboro) and Stemmermans Restaurant (Wilmington, N.C.) to their list of adventures.   Patricia and Harold had the marriage that we all hope for in our dreams. They shared much of their life alongside each other and together became competitive trap shooters, culminating with Patricia beating out not only her female competitors, but finished first place in the NC Annie Oakley Trap Shoot, ahead of all male shooters in her division. She was recognized by firearms manufacturer Baretta USA several times for finishing first in major trap shooting competitions while using a Beretta shotgun and was awarded with various Beretta firearms as recognition of her accomplishments.  With such career and social accomplishments often associated to the careers and hobbies of men, Patricia was the personification of femininity, dignity and class. She leaves behind cherished family and friends who respect her as much as they love her. We will miss her, and are all better for having been part of her life.  Mass of Resurrection will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 6650 Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington, N.C. Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, N.C. Wellsboro Gazette – March 21, 2013   


PAGANO Vince Ann Pagano

63, of Galeton, died on Monday, Apr. 29, 2013, at the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Pa. Born Oct. 26, 1949 in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of Theresa (Basile) Agnellino of Galeton and the late Orlando Agnellino.  In West Orange, N.J., on Mar. 9, 1969, she married Joseph Pagano, who survives.   Vince Ann was a secretary for many years for the Galeton Borough and at Dr. Callahan's office in Galeton. Her favorite pastimes were spending time at the beach and enjoying time with her family, especially her granddaughters.   Surviving, in addition to her mother and husband, are two daughters, Kara Pagano, Lititz, Pa.; Kasey Pagano, Galeton; and two granddaughters, Marley and Cassidy Burrous.  Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Friday, May, 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. and at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church, Galeton, on Saturday, May 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. Following at 11 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013 


PARDOE Fay E. Pardoe

age 45, of Mildred, died on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at her home with her loving family at her side after a courageous battle with cancer.  Fay was born Oct. 30, 1967 the daughter of the late Carl R. and Marguerite Fay Driscoll Pardoe. She graduated from the Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 1985. Fay was the secretary for the Sullivan County District Magistrate's office in Laporte.  She was a member of the Living Hope Fellowship in Estella and was a loving mother and grandmother.  Surviving: are a son, Matthew David Pardoe of Mildred; brothers and sisters in law Stephen C. and Shirley Pardoe of Forks Twp., Brice N. and Lois Pardoe of Elkland Twp, Lester F. and Scarlett Pardoe of Fox Twp. and Shelley M. Pardoe of Forks Twp.; uncles Robert and Ann Pardoe of Williamsport, James and Dottie Pardoe of Elkland Twp., Marvin and Jule Driscoll of Canton and Richard Brown of Russell; aunts Mary Lou Balzer of Millview, Katherine Leljedal of Estella, Marlene Pardoe of Elkland Twp. and Doris Driscoll Wells of Houghton, N.Y.; one grandson, Liam Pardoe; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant aunt, Helen, and two uncles, David Pardoe and John Pardoe.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Living Hope Fellowship, Estella. Interment will be in East Forks Union Cemetery, Forks Twp.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contribution can be directed to the Sullivan County Unit of the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013


PHELPS Harlan Blair

On May 9, 2013, Harlan Blair Phelps of Buttonwood (Trout Run) died at Manor Care North in Williamsport. He was 91.  Born in Wellsboro on May 20, 1921, he was the son of Blair and Cora (Denison) Phelps.  He was raised on his family's farm and was a 1939 graduate of Liberty High School. Eventually he left the farming profession and was a self-employed building contractor for many years. Mr. Phelps was also a man of faith, and was a longtime member of the Steam Valley Bible Church.  He is survived by his wife of 70 years, the former Freda Schmouder; son, Charles Phelps of Lutz, Fla.; daughter, Sharon Warn of East Point; brother, Robert Phelps of Oregon Hill; special niece, Donna Knorr of Buttonwood and grandchildren, Judy Phelps of Chattanooga, Tenn., Jesse Phelps of Lima, N.Y., Gabriel Smith of Allentown, Nathan Phelps of Florida, and Sarah Keller of Philadelphia. He was preceded in death by son, Jesse; sisters, Jean Patt, Carol Miller and brother, LaVerne Phelps.   Visitation was 10 a.m., Monday, May 13, at the Steam Valley Bible Church. Service was at 11 a.m., with Pastor Gerald Peet officiating. Interment followed in Steam Valley Cemetery. Professional services were entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton   Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013. 


RADNEY Charles Paul "Chuck" Radney

81, of South Waverly, died Friday, March 15, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  "Chuck" as he was known by his family and friends was born in Sayre, on Aug. 6, 1931 the son of Amos and Florence Webster Radney. He was a graduate of St. Agnes High School in Towanda class of 1950. In January of 1951, Chuck joined the U.S. Army where he served as a paratrooper during the Korean War beginning with the Second Infantry and later transferred to the 187th Airborne Combat Division. He subsequently served in Japan until the completion of his military service in January of 1954.  On Aug. 13, 1955, Chuck married Mary Carolyn McKernan and together they raised six children.  Chuck was employed by National Homes in Horseheads, N.Y. from 1955 to 1965 and later went to work for Osram Sylvania in Towanda from 1966 until his retirement in 1992.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, traveling, bowling and watching basketball and NASCAR racing. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Carolyn Radney at home; sons, David Radney and wife Pat of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., Stephen Radney and wife Theresa of Ulster and Larry Radney and wife Lorrie of Monroeton; daughters Laurie Shanks and husband Steve of Athens, Monica Klein and husband Charlie of Tunkhannock and Colleen Radney and Donnie Hitchcock of Towanda; grandchildren Summer, Chris, Tammy, Loren, Ethan, Lara, Robert, Becky, Clayton, Sarah, Christy, Kyle and Amy; great grandchildren, Garrett, Lindsey, Brady, Shelby, Elizabeth, Olivia, Owen, Dakota, Dillon, Molly, Collin, Max and Aurora; his sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Ronald Wanck of Sayre; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by grandsons, Eric and Ian Radney and Daniel Hadlock.  A memorial luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Ulster Fire Hall, Ulster.  Chuck greatly enjoyed attending the monthly breakfast held at the Ulster Fire Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be directed to the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Association in care of Karen Bixby, 1899 Ghent Hill Road, Ulster, PA 18850 in Charles Paul Radney's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013 


RAPLEE Preston Raplee

age 60, of Xenia, Ohio, formerly of Troy, died on Sunday, March 10, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leroy Raplee and Eva (David) Austin and siblings, David Austin and Francis Raplee. Preston is survived by his wife of 8 ½ years, Debby Kay Raplee; sisters Beverly (Dale) Foust and Katherine (Stan) Harris; children Jason (Candice) Raplee, Gregory (Jess) Raplee, Valerie (Ian) Raplee; step-children, Tonya (Walt) Dodson, Robin (Shannon) Dodson, Michael (Amanda) Lawson, Jason (Jessica) Lawson; grandchildren, Roger and Donald Theis, Chad and Michelle Lawson, Brooklyn and Joseph Ligier, Kendall Trefzger; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles; hunting buddies, Jay and Lorrie Hurley; and friend, David Wolcott. Preston was an avid NASCAR fan and also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. Family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013


REID Michael James Reid

age 63 and oldest son of the late Wilbur James Reid, Sr. and Beatrice (Bonner) Reid, was born October 7, 1949 in Elmira, NY. Michael entered into eternal rest on February 15, 2013 following a 14 year, courageous journey with prostate cancer. He peacefully died transitioned at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, CA surrounded by his loving wife, M. Susan Miller Reid, stepdaughter, Reema Al-Zaben, nephews, Jason Reid Bryant and Bernie Miller, and several close friends. Michael's Celebration of Life service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2013 at the Ernie Davis Community Center. Wilbur James Reid Jr. will officiate. Michael was cremated on February 25, 2013 at Apollo Crematory in Emeryville, CA and his ashes will be scattered in Nepal, Hawaii and upstate New York. Michael will be greatly missed and leaves to cherish his precious memory a loving wife, M. Susan Miller Reid of Berkeley, CA; stepdaughter, Reema Al-Zaben of Seattle, WA; seven siblings and their children, Deborah Reid Bryant of Riverdale MD, Jamal (Judith) Malik of United Arab Emirates, Anna M. Reid of Upper Marlboro, MD, Cheryl G. Reid of Germantown, MD, Christopher Elcha Reid of Elmira, NY, Wilbur J. (Stephanie) Reid, Jr. of Westchester, PA, and Jay Randall (DeAdra) Reid of Elmira, NY; and a host of aunts, cousins, great nieces and nephews, and friends; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eileen & Jerry Roberts of Gahanna, OH, Michael and Maureen Miller of The Plains, OH, Mont and Margaret Hollingsworth of Solon, OH, Margaret and Craig Maul of Hilliard, OH, John and Liz Hollingsworth of Pickerington, OH, Bruce and Cindy Miller of Belmont, OH, Marcy and Tim Wanner of Lancaster, OH and Chris and Renae Miller of New Concord, OH; fourteen nieces and nephews and 20 great nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and Finger Lakes ( for the Michael James Reid Scholarship to be awarded annually to a student who exemplifies his qualities and character. The family wishes to thank you for your prayers and expressions of kindness during this time of bereavement.    Star Gazette – March 21, 2013  



died on March 8, 2013 while visiting in Zephyrhills, FL. She was born on May 14, 1924 to Bertha and Ernest Reinhold in Buffalo, NY. Ruth was predeceased by her brother, Eric Reinhold of NY as well as her sister, Joan Reinhold Cena of CA. She was married to Peter Haney in 1942, and then to Raymond Aber in 1970. She is survived by two children and spouses: Paul Haney and his wife Ida of Spencer, NY, and daughter Elaine Haney Pasto and her husband Arvid Pasto of Sparks, NV. She leaves behind five grandchildren (Paul Anthony, Matthew, and Desiree Haney, and Kristine and Edward Pasto). She also leaves eight great-grandchildren (Paul Raymond and Mark Haney, and Caelan and Kade Haney, all of NY, Arianna, Kayla, and Michael Pasto of TN, and Olivia Pasto Silverburg of MA). Ruth was a longtime resident of the Spencer, NY area, working for many years at the Tioga State Bank. She was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star (Cedar Chapter #400) where she was very active, serving in several offices. Ruth made many longtime friendships there. Ruth was an avid bridge player in her earlier years and played with several local clubs. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Spencer, NY. Ruth was a skilled stained glass artist, and designer and maker of detailed reproduction dollhouses, as well as being talented in a wide range of needlework. Her home was always a place of warmth and friendship to her family and many friends. The coffeepot was always on! She will be greatly missed. A celebration of her life will be held at Bible Baptist Church of North Spencer on Saturday, May 11th, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Anyone wishing to gather at the Haney home after that is welcome.    Star Gazette – March 21, 2013  


RIECO Teesha Marie Rieco

24, of Canton, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 5, 2013, at her home.  Teesha was born Oct. 10, 1988, in Wellsboro, a daughter of Derrick and Margaret "Maggie" (Martin) Rieco.  Her greatest joy was being a mother to her two children.  Teesha is survived by a daughter, Aleah Rebecca Bowen of Canton; a son, Quinton Sheldon Chrisman of Canton; her parents, Derrick and Maggie Rieco of Canton; a brother, Derrick Rieco, Jr. of Canton; a sister, Shenane Rieco of Canton; a niece, Brooklynn Gerow of Canton; paternal grandmother, Louise Kling; maternal grandmother, Nancy (Todd) Niles of Wellsboro; maternal grandfather, Ted (Mary) Martin of Mansfield; several cousins, aunts and uncles.  Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m., at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Laverne E. Holliday officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Savings Bank, Educational Fund, S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933   Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013 


RILEY Jane F. Knickerbocker

71, of Genesee, PA, died Friday, May 10, 2013 in her home.  Born October 15, 1941, Montour Falls, NY, she was the daughter of Francis B. and Harriet Elizabeth Decker Riley. She was employed by Cooper-Slide in Genesee, Olean Times Herald, Galeton Production, Reed’s Market in Genesee, and Giant in Wellsville, NY.   Jane was a member of the Genesee Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, served as a girl scout leader, and was Genesee youth baseball’s biggest fan. Surviving are: her husband, Leslie E. Knickerbocker; two sons, Willis (Kelly) Haring of Roulette, PA and Matthew (Becky) Haring of VA; a daughter, Lori (Kevin) Pierce of Scio, NY; three stepsons, Randy (Esther) Knickerbocker and Scott (April) Knickerbocker, both of Elkland, PA, and Steven (Angie) Knickerbocker of SC; two stepdaughters, Roxanne (Tim) Huntley and Leslie Knickerbocker, both of Elkland; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, James F. (Nancy) Riley of Apalachin, NY; a sister, June Alice (Charles) VanOrden of Cottonwood, CA; and nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a three grandsons, Chase William Haring, Ty Pierce, and Larry Knickerbocker, Jr.; an infant brother, Francis B. Riley, Jr.  Friends may call Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, Genesee, PA 16923.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – May 19, 2013   


SCROBACK Peter J. Scroback, Sr.

90, of Perry, N.Y., Mansfield, and Winter Haven, Fla., died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Consulate Health Care of Winter Haven in Winter Haven, Fla.  He was born May 3, 1923, in Rochester, N.Y., son of the late Sylvester and Sophia Cheroch Scroback.  Pete was employed for 24 years as a plumber at Attica Correctional Facility prior to his retirement in 2003. In earlier years, he had been a member of the Operating Engineers Local 832 in Rochester for 32 years. He was a lifetime member of the Rod & Gun Club of Blossburg, and was an auctioneer. Pete was a very sociable man who made many friends and acquaintances over his lifetime.   Surviving are his dear friend, Ella Mae Bailey of Mansfield; his sister, Marion Murphy of Johnsonburg, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Peter was the father of the late Peter Scroback, Jr. and brother of the late Theodore Scroback and Ann Regelsberger. Pete was a special friend to Ella Mae's family. He was an adopted great-grandfather, grandfather and father.  Friends may call Friday, May 17 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw, N.Y., where a brief service will be held immediately following calling hours at 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Varysburg, N.Y. Memorials may be made to the Employee's Benefit Fund, Attica Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 149, Attica, N.Y. 14011 or Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, P.O. Box 7344, High Point, N.C. 27264.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013.    


SKOPP Virginia S. Greer

97, of Liberty, and formerly of Rose Valley, died peacefully on the evening of Thursday, March 7, 2013, in San Diego, Calif., surrounded by her family. She was married to George F. Greer at St. Peters By-the-Sea in Cape May Point, N.J.  They were blessed with 63 years of marriage before his death on Sept. 3, 2003.  Virginia is survived by her loving children, Barbara G. Warden and her husband, Richard, of San Diego, Calif., George F. Greer, Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Temecula, Calif., Charlotte G. Goldsmith of Liberty, Peter C. Greer and his wife, Mandy, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; her eight caring grandchildren, Douglas Warden, Gregory Warden, Breanne Goldsmith, Molly Goldsmith, Amy Stapleton, Katie Dahm, Noah Greer, Ginny Greer; and her seven great-grandchildren.  Born in Lebanon, she was the only surviving child of Peter and Hilda (Petersen) Skopp.Virginia grew up in the Philadelphia area and graduated from Germantown High School in 1933, then earned a degree in journalism from the Charles Morris Price School of Advertising and Journalism. She was an office manager at Dun and Bradstreet before her marriage. Later, she was an executive assistant to the head of the Psychology Department at Swarthmore College.  She volunteered for the Red Cross for many years and was active in Wallingford Presbyterian Church, St. Peters By-the-Sea, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and the Rose Valley Community. She was a member of the Helen Kate Furness Library Board and the Rose Valley Swimming Pool Board.  Virginia led a full life, traveling throughout Europe and the Americas with her husband, George, gathering new friends of all ages and interests along the way. The importance of friends and family were paramount to her as she continuously communicated with family, old and new friends via personal notes, emails and phone calls daily.  A memorial service was held at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church in San Diego, Calif. If you wish to make a donation in her name, please send to the "Virginia Greer Memorial" at St. Peters By-the-Sea, Box 261, Cape May Point, N.J. 08212.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 21, 2013


SPENCER Yvonne M. Davis

52, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital with her family by her side.  She was born on February 21, 1961 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Rodney A. and Joanne M. Hill Spencer.  Yvonne was a faithful member of the Talmadge Hill Gospel Chapel. She was a former L.P.N. at the Bradford County Manor. Yvonne loved to complete Suduko puzzles, and she enjoyed country music and going to the craft fairs at Athens Twp. Volunteer Fire Company and the Arts Fest. She loved to pass the time with her many friends and she loved her dogs and cats. She will be missed by all those that knew and loved her as she touched so many with her positive attitude and beautiful smile.  She is predeceased by her maternal grandparents Robert G. and Eva Hill, paternal grandparents George and Evelyn Spencer, and cousin Ron Fassett, Jr.  Yvonne is survived by her beloved husband of 24 years Bernard “Bernie” at home, aunt and her husband Roberta and Ron Fassett, Sr. of Sayre, Pa., cousin and his wife Robert G. and Deanna Fravel Fassett of Waverly, N.Y., and all her family and friends of the Talmadge Hill Gospel Chapel.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Wasielewski and the Rev. Charles Wasielewski co-officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y.  Memorial donations may be made in Yvonne’s memory to: American Diabetes Association, Wilkes-Barre Office, 65 East Elizabeth Ave., Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018 or Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, NY 14892.  Sayre Morning Times – March 18, 2013 


SWINSICK Eugene Edward Swinsick

66 of Cheshire, Conn., formerly of Blossburg died completely unexpectedly on Thursday, May 2, 2013, in the West Haven Veterans Hospital in West Haven, Conn.   He was born on Oct. 13, 1946, in Blossburg, to the late Helen (Tomski) and Leonard Swinsick. Eugene was a veteran of the United States Navy.   He is survived by his beloved daughter, Roxanne and her husband Manu Serohi; brothers, Matthew (Dawn) Swinsick of South Carolina, Thomas (Joanne) Swinsick of Florida, and sister, Patricia (Thomas) McHale of Rhode Island. He is also survived by his former wife Christine Rossi.  Friends may call at the Porto Funeral Home, 234 Foxon Rd. (Rte 80), East Haven, Conn. on Friday, May 10, from noon to 3 p.m. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the National Wild Turkey Federation, P.O. Box 530, Edgefield, S.C. 29824   Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013  


TRUE Ronald Carl "Ron" True

53, of 1 Pine Tops Drive, died Sunday, March 3, 2013.   A native of Pittsburgh, he was an Attorney at Law with Law Offices of Ronald C. True, was a graduate of both Guilford College and Campbell University Law School and was active in all sports and supported a number of Youth Leagues.  Ron was a son of James Jacob True and Sarah Scholl True of Athens.   Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Susan True of the home; daughters Chandrea Bartley and husband Jason and Atia Triplett all of Asheville; grandchildren Jaiden Bartley, Jamison Bartley, Jaxton Bartley, Jett Bartley, Devon Triplett and Anthony Triplett; sister, Jennifer; brothers, Jamie and Chris; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Freedom Baptist Church, Asheville, N.C. with Rev. Keith Hutchinson officiating.  The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Anders-Rice Funeral Home in Asheville.  Memorials may be made to: Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters Donations, 6520 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2130.  He was much loved and will be sorely missed by family and friends.  Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013 


VANDERPOOL Alan Dewitt Vanderpool

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why….. Alan Dewitt Vanderpool, 33, of Windham Twp., Rome, Pa., died on Friday, March 15, 2013. Alan was born on January 30, 1980 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Jacqueline Hakes and Johnny Vanderpool. He attended school at Northeast Bradford and was currently working for Marcus Cole Construction. Alan was a wellknown and talented singer. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors and could mechanically repair anything. His memory will live forever in our hearts.  He will be greatly missed by his daughter Makenzie Vanderpool “The Fred,” his mother Jacqueline Vanderpool, his father Johnny Vanderpool, his fiancé Kayla Yereb; brother Joshua, sister Audra Hulings, grandmother Arene Hakes, grandfather Arba “Al” Vanderpool; aunts and uncles: Brenda and Dale Vanderpool, Larry Vanderpool, Bona and David Vanderpool, Nancy and Curtis Brown, Leona and Tony “Tool” Di Censo, Gale and Ron Lumbard, Sheila and Steven Hakes, Jim and Lori Hakes; nieces and nepehws: Makaytlin Vanderpook, Justice, Jayden and Jasmin Hulings, Brook “Margaret” Heasley, nephews: Walker, Colton, Kage Vanderpool, Zeryk and Lucas Thurston; Kayla’s parents, Reeves and Karen Menhennett, John and Sara Yereb; her brothers Reeves A. Menhennettt, Jayden Yereb, Jaxon Yereb and Brandon Shea; Alan’s special friends: Michael McDonald, Richard Cole, Kevyn Thurston, Cletus Roediger, and Adam Tinkam; many cousins also survive. Alan was predeceased by his paternal grandmother Masu “Dotty” Vanderpool.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Tuesday, March 19th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow at 5 p.m. with Pastor Larry Jennings of the Warren Center Baptist Church.  Until we meet again Alan, may you find comfort in the arms of an angel.   Sayre Morning Times – March 18, 2013  



Age 61 of Elmira, NY. He was born July 21, 1951 in Savannah, GA, son of the late Donald and Hedy (Telecki) VanGalder and died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at home after an extended illness. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his mother-in-law Virginia N. Freeman Paul. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Patricia Freeman VanGalder; brother James (Phyllis) VanGalder of Hope Mills, NC; sister Sue (Thomas) Clark of Plato, MO; sister-in-law Debbie Freeman Jones of Lakeland, FL; brothers-in-law Donald (Brenda) Paul, Jr. of Elmira, Rick (Judy) Paul of Elmira and Bill (Jocelyn) Paul of Pine City along with several nieces and nephews, Gary was a disabled veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, March 21st from 11 am to 1 pm, His funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Rev. Donald Paul, Jr., his brother-in-law, will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, his family requests contributions to help with final expenses be made to the funeral home. Envelopes will be provided. Gary's family gives a special thank you to CareFirst for the wonderful care they provided to him.

Star Gazette – March 18, 2013 


VanORDER Mildred Mengee

A memorial service will be held for Mildred (VanOrder) Mengee on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 11 a.m., at the Covington Baptist Church, Covington, where she was a member. Mildred passed on to Glory on Dec. 10, 2012, after a lengthy illness.  She was very active in the Child Evangelism and taught Good News Clubs for many years. Mildred had a big heart for children and was a servant to the needy. She had willing hands each month, as she helped pack goodies for our troops. She loved to bake, using her one good hand, Mildred loved to play cards and bingo, and was a huge NASCAR fan. Mildred resided at The Park Hill Manor for several years.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013 


WHITE Kathleen A. White

64, of Wellsboro, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at her home.  She was the wife of Gordon E. Allen, who survives. Kathleen was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Scranton, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth MacDonald White.  She was involved in the local banking community and then pursued a career in educational publishing sales. Kathleen was the first woman in the Wellsboro Rotary Club. She was a former president of the Pine Creek Headwaters Association. She loved to read, garden and spend time with her dogs.  Kathleen was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jo White and a brother, Leslie White.  At Kathleen's request there will be no visitation or service at this time. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton. Local arrangements by Tussey- Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home,"139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorials may be made to the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, c/o Sue Cook, P.O. Box 293, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – March 18, 2013


WINNICK Erma Winnick

86, died Friday, March 9, 2013, at ElderWood at Tioga, Waverly, NY following an extended illness. She was born in Athens, PA on February 27, 1927 the daughter of the late Inez and Don Grippin in Athens, PA. Erma drove school bus for over 30 years and was a 50 year member of Waverly Presbyterian Church. She is predeceased by 2 husbands, John Winnick and Herbert Crone; her brother, Donald; sister, Ethyl; and brother-in-law, Herbert Roth. She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Jo (Bruce) Miller of Gillett, PA and Denise (John) Spaulding of Waverly, NY. She is loved and will be missed by her 8 grandchildren, Lee, Scott, Rene', Glen, Chris, Nick, Prudence, and Brett; and 10 great-grandchildren, Grace, Jacob, Daniel, Tatiana, Cody, Adam, Thomas, Hannah, Erin and Amanda; sister, Irene Roth of Keene, TX; brother, Burt (Sylvia) Grippin of Spencer, NY; special friends, Connie and Jack Ellis of Waverly; and many close friends as she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Friends and family will gather at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at the Funeral Home at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Cynthia Huling Hummel and Pastor Dale Francis co-officiating. As the family wishes to send a special thanks for all the loving care Erma received during her time at Elderwood, they request donations be left in her name to: ElderWood at Tioga, 37 North Chemung Street, Waverly, NY 14792.   Star Gazette – March 17, 2013  

? Fay R. Karr

85, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at her daughter's home, in Randolph, N.J. Fay was born in York and has been a resident of Wellsboro since 1985.  She was a member of the Middle Ridge United Methodist Church of PA where she and her husband were instrumental in the church's rebuilding. They also led a Bible and Prayer Study Ministry at several nursing homes in Tioga County. For the last 25 years, Fay also crocheted over 400 lap throws which she donated to those at nursing homes. She was an avid outdoorswoman who enjoyed hunting and fishing with her husband.  She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Edwin; two children, Peggy Ann Meola and husband, Thomas of Randolph, N.J., Tamantha Karr of York; and grandson, Timothy M. Meola and wife, Christine of Whitehouse, N.J.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 13, 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew the Apostle R.C. Church in Randolph. Arrangements by Tuttle Funeral Home, Randolph.   Wellsboro Gazette – March 18, 2013   


? Ida Silvia Watkins

A memorial service will be held for Ida Silvia Watkins at the United Church in Nelson on Sunday, May 19, at 8:45 a.m. She died May 5, 2011.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013.   

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By Joyce M. Tice