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ALLISON William D. Allison

69, of Sellersville, died Thursday, June 6, in Wellsboro.   He was the loving companion of Candy (Booth) Cuneo and husband of the late Margaret (Shedal) Allison. He was owner of the former Allison Wholesale Foods, Sellersville for over 35 years. After selling his company, he worked for over 10 years at the Home Depot, Montgomeryville until retiring in 2009. He was a 1969 graduate of Pennridge High School.  Bill was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying nature's best from his summer home in Delaware to the hunting club in Wellsboro. He spent many enjoyable hours gardening, fishing, hunting, and golfing and shared his skills in each graciously with his grandchildren.  Born in Quakertown, he was the son of Willard D. Allison, Quakertown and the late Pauline (Tamaski) Allison.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Ridge Valley, the North Penn Gun Club, Great Swamp Fish & Game, Sellersville Moose, D&D Hunting Club of Wellsboro, and the NRA.  Surviving with his loving companion and father; are daughters, Donna Spangenberg of Coopersburg, Sherri Grant of Milford, Mich.; brother, Eric, wife, Karen, of Quakertown; sisters, Linda Horne, husband, John of Macungie, Nancy Esposito of Perkasie; grandchildren, Alicia Schuebel, Brandy Spangenberg, Stephen Cuneo III, Reed Spangenberg, Owen Spangenberg, Angela Cuneo; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his step-mother Mae (Hummelwright) Bergey Allison.  Funeral service will be held 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, in St. John's Lutheran Church, Ridge Valley. Family and friends are invited to call at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. John's Lutheran Church, 910 Allentown Rd., Sellersville, Pa. 18960. The Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, Quakertown is handling arrangements.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 12, 2013 


AMES Winthrop A. Jr., "Skip"

Age 77, of West Ave. in Horseheads, passed peacefully after a brief illness April 22, 2013. Skip was born April 25, 1936 in Sharon, CT to Winthrop and Margaret (Shank) Ames. He is survived by his wife, Julia (Earls) Ames, with whom he married Aug. 21, 1961; daughter and son, Allen Ames and Michelle Ames, both of Raleigh, NC; brother, Roger Ames of Delmar, NY; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of many friends. Skip was also predeceased by his brother, Robert Ames. Skip was reared in Middleburg, NY where he graduated from Middleburg Central School. Growing up, he nurtured his love of farming showing Holstein Cattle at local County and State Fairs, receiving numerous ribbons for his showmanship. He graduated from both Paul Smith College of Forestry and Cornell Univ. College of Agriculture and Life Science. He was a veteran of the US Army receiving an honorable discharge and was retired from the NY State Department of Agriculture and Markets as a Diary Products Specialist. Ship was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed traveling on numerous big game trips in both the US as well as traveling abroad. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads. Skip was an excellent craftsman making numerous pieces of furniture for family and friends. He enjoyed his gardening and working with small engines and motors. Skip was a member of the Corvette Club, member and Past Master of Horseheads Old Oak #364 F. & A.M., member, past Patron, and past District Grand Lecture of O.E.S. Chapter #423. He was a member of the Chemung County Rod and Gun Club, NY State Milk and Food Sanitization Assoc and the Penn-York and South Central Food Assoc. He was also a member of the United Commercial Travelers. He loved every part of his journey in life with his family and many friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Horseheads First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St. on Sat., June 8, from 10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. where a celebration of his life will follow there in church at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Skip with memorials to the First United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the VA Home Base Primary Care, Erway Ambulance and the Arnot Ogden Emergency and ICU Units for their support and excellent care during his final days.  NOTICE: Officers and members Free and Accepted Masons are invited to gather at the Church on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother, Winthrop A. Ames Jr.   Star Gazette – June 2, 2013   


BALDWIN Howard G. Baldwin

71, of Troy, Pa., went to be with his Lord on Monday, June 3, 2013 from his home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Barbara (Krise) Baldwin. The couple married Dec. 7, 1963 and had 49 happy years together.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Leona United Methodist Church, north of Route 6 on the Leona Road in East Troy, Pa. The memorial service to honor Howard's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the church with Pastor Jody Kenyon officiating. The Troy Veterans Honor Guard will be give military honors at the conclusion of the service. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St. Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements.   Howard was born on Aug. 7, 1941 in Troy, Pa., a son of the late Donald and Irene (Baker) Baldwin. He was a graduate Troy Area High School, class of 1959, and was a U.S. Army veteran. Before and a short time after his time in the army, Howard worked for McClure Motors in Troy. After he opened Baldwin's Collision Repair in Sylvania, he then moved it to Route 6 in East Troy. Howard took college classes after work in the evenings for 10 years so he could be an instructor of auto body repair at the Northern Tier Career Center in Towanda, Pa., which he did for 21 years until he retired in 2003. He attended Leona United Methodist Church, enjoyed fishing on Seneca and Cayuga Lakes, and was an avid turkey hunter. Howard's true passion was caring for his family and teaching.  Howard is survived by his wife Barbara; his son David Baldwin of East Troy; and David's children's mother Shelly Baldwin; his daughter Tina (Skip) Ostrander of Mountain Lake; his grandchildren Jay Baldwin, Miranda Baldwin, Alleshia Ostrander, and Brandon Ostrander; his brother Al (Beth) Baldwin of West Burlington Twp.; and his sisters Charlene (Donald) Wheeler of Lebanon, Pa., and Dawn (Meredith) May of Colorado Spring, Colo., along with many special nieces, nephews, and friends.  His parents and his sister Sylvia Cobleigh precede Howard in death.  Contributions may be made in Howard's memory to the Leona United Methodist Church, c/o Denise Fuesner, 900 Porter Rd., Troy, PA 16947. Towanda Daily Review – June 5, 2013


BLODGETT Ethlyn "Effie" M. Potter

86 of Bath, NY, formerly of Lamoka Lake died unexpectedly Wednesday June 12, 2013 in the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center, Bath, NY. Born in Corning, NY, on March 7, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Cora E. (Hackett) Blodgett. Ethlyn married Blaine "Dusty" Potter on January 14, 1967 in Lindley, NY. He predeceased her on July 18, 1998. Ethlyn loved to spend time at Lamoka Lake with her family and friends. Although Ethlyn never had her own children she treated all children like they were her own. She loved organizing skating parties at the lake, Easter egg hunts, and gathering together with family and friends for the Lighting of The Lakes. She enjoyed cooking for her family, playing cards, and fishing. She and her husband did a lot of fishing at their cottage. Mrs. Potter was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Her love of children brought her to coaching Cinderella Softball/Big Flats, NY. Anyone who knew her knew that they were always welcome at any time at the Lake for a visit. Ethlyn is survived by several special nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; as well as several dear friends. She will be forever in our hearts and truly missed. She was predeceased by brothers: Peter and Robert Blodgett and a sister, June Felker. Friends and family may call Friday June 14, 2013 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, NY. The funeral service will be held Saturday June 15 at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow Saturday at Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. The family request memorial donations in Ethlyn's name may be sent to Fred and Harriet Taylor Heath Center, 7571 Route 54, Bath, NY or The Lamoka-Waneta Lakes Association, P.O. Box 55, Tyrone, NY 14887.   Star Gazette – June 14, 2013   



Age 74, of Ithaca, died December 31, 2012. Bob was born in Auburn, NY, June 12, 1938, son of the late Robert Albert Boehlecke Sr. and Marguerite (Michael) Boehlecke. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1956 and Cornell University School of Architecture in 1961. As a self-employed architect in Ithaca he designed many buildings throughout Tompkins County and beyond. Mr. Boehlecke is survived by sisters Kathyrn (Tom) Fairbrother, Barbara (Mark) Kurzen; his daughter, Jennifer (Randolph) Suwara of Ithaca, NY; son, Robert (Caroline) F. Boehlecke of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Gavin Suwara, Morgan Suwara, Braeden Boehlecke, Brynne Boehlecke; six nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life picnic to be held on June 29th at Myers Park in Lansing, NY beginning at noonStar Gazette – June 15, 2013  


BOYCE Mary Jane Boyce Wilbur

49, of California City, Calif., died Monday, May 13, 2013, after a short illness.  Mary was born in Wellsboro on March 4, 1964.  She was a graduate of Wellsboro Area High School. She married Robert (Bob) Wilbur on April 17, 1982. Robert joined the Air Force and he and Mary lived in Missouri and Germany before settling in California since 1994.  Her mother, Margaret E. Boyce Hunter, preceded her in death. Mary is survived by her husband, Robert Wilbur; one son, Jason; his fiancee, Kristen; and granddaughter, Alexis, all of Lancaster, Calif. She is also survived by her father, Howard "Bud" Boyce of Wellsboro; her sister, Wanda Weiss of Havre, Montana; her brother, Andrew Boyce of Clearfield; and her brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Jill Boyce of Tioga. She also has many nieces and nephews in Montana and Pennsylvania. A memorial service will be held later this year at St. Peter's in Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 18, 2013   


BROWN Alice Faye Erickson

77, of Ulysses, PA, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Lawrenceville, PA. Born March 16, 1936, in Marshlands, PA, she was the daughter of Harold L. and Alice L. White Brown. On July 4, 1986, in Watrous, PA, she married James E. Erickson, who survives. She was employed Galeton Production and Electri-Cord in Westfield, PA. Faye was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Brookland, PA. Surviving besides her husband, James, are: children, Russell (Kathy) Fuhrer of Whitneyville, PA, Randy (Jackie) Fuhrer of Harrison Valley, PA, Lorrie (Steve) Hanes of Westfield, Brian (Sherry) Fuhrer of Harrison Valley, Robin Rice of Westfield, Kathy (John) Dotzel of York, PA, Richard (Susan) Erickson of Ulysses, and Tamie (Jim Wickenheiser) Buckwalter of Columbia, PA; 18 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Charleen Gilbert of Gaines, PA and Gail (Robert Sr.) Ruef of Westfield, PA; a brother, Dayton (Joyce) Brown of Germania, PA; a brother-in-law, Hervey Erickson of Coneville, PA; and nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday, June 19, 2013, from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Kristi Webster will officiate. Burial will be in Fox Hill Cemetery, Ulysses. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.   Star Gazette – June 18, 2013     


BROWN Jenora B. (Brown) Shatinsky

age 83, of 4852 SR367, Laceyville, Pa., died on Friday morning, June 7, 2013 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa., after an illness.  She was born in Sayre, Pa, on Dec. 15, 1929, a daughter of the late Floyd and Laura Benninger Brown, Sr.  Jenora was a graduate of Laceyville High School class of 1947. She worked at the Grange National Bank in Laceyville, Pa., in her younger years. She then became a homemaker for son, Bradley, and her late husband of 58 years Albert V. Shatinsky whom she married on Sept. 5, 1953.  She was a former member, Sunday school teacher and Release Time teacher of local churches. She enjoyed Bible study as well as gardening. She took great pleasure in visiting with her neighbors and conversing with friends on the telephone. Most of all she loved to spend time with her family and friends.  Surviving is her son, Bradley A. Shatinsky of Laceyville, Pa.; a sister-in-law and her husband, Theresa and Tom Ross of Dimock, Pa.; a special niece Gretta Fassett-Robins of Laceyville, Pa.; special cousins Charles Benninger of Towanda, Pa. and David and Margaret Fassett of Laceyville, Pa.; as well as many other nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her sisters and their husbands Gretta and David Holland and Floyd and Doris Brown, Jr.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Pastor Joel Byers of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Tunkhannock, Pa., and her longtime friend, Pastor James Wentz officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday June 10, 2013.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Laceyville Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 274, Laceyville, PA 18623, or the Laceyville Library, P.O. Box 68, Laceyville, PA 18623.   Towanda Daily Review – June 9, 2013   


BRUSSO Paul E. Brusso, Sr.

76, of Sayre, Pa., died unexpectedly on June 11, 2013, at home.  He was born Feb. 28, 1937, in Elmira, N.Y., the son of the late Mathias G. Brusso and Frances Ames.  Paul was a devoted father to all of his children and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1959-1963. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports and movies. Paul was a member of Epiphany Parish, Sayre and a former member of Rome Vigilante Fire Company.  Paul is predeceased by his daughters Margaret Irene in 1997 and Paula Mae in 1975, and two great-grandchildren.  Paul is survived by his children, Paul E. Brusso, Jr. of Elmira, N.Y., Robert and Deborah Brusso of Leroy, W.Va., Martha Barnes of Comberlain, Md., Corinna and Bonerges Ulloa-Ulloa of Texas, and Michael Brusso of Pennsylvania; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Matt Brusso of Lowman, N.Y., and Steve Brusso of Owego, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Epiphany Parish, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Andrew Hvozdovic officiating.   Burial will be in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, N.Y.  Memorial donations may be made to Paul Sr.'s memory to the: Brewer Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 236, Horseheads, NY 14845.  Towanda Daily Review – June 15, 2013


BUCK Kenneth “Kenny” H. Buck

age 72 of South Waverly, Pa., died on Monday, June 10, 2013.  Kenny was born in Towanda, Pa., on February 3, 1941.  He was raised on his family farm in Rome, Pa., and graduated from Northeast Bradford High School. Kenny loved working on the family farm. He also worked at Stroehmann’s Bakery, the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Ken Buck Contracting.  Kenny’s greatest joy in life was having fun with family and friends. He loved his cats, Freedom and Princess.  Ken is predeceased by his parents Ken and Mary (Gillett) Buck; father and mother-in-law Leon and Tillie Ward; and brother-in-law John Ward.  Ken is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Linda Ward Buck; sons Bill Buck and wife Michelle, Ken "Duke" Buck and wife Deb; and four precious grandchildren: Jesse, Jordan, Kenny and Jenna; nephew Mike McMahon wife Sue, and daughter Heather; sister Phyllis Shaw of Rome; and other relatives; Margaret Mustard, Rich Ward, Nancy Worden, Anna Ward; special friends Linda and Albert Howe; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  At Ken's request, all family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life party on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 2 - 5 p.m., at the Sayre VFW on Lockhart Street.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary, P.O. Box A, East Smithfield, Pennsylvania, 18817 or simply remember to enjoy life and tip a glass to Ken.   Sayre Morning Times – June 12, 2013   


BULLIS Ruth Esther Bullis-Awad

95, passed May 26, 2013 due to a femur fracture that occurred when she fell. The accident happened at her home in Tuscon. Prior to her fall, she was an active healthy member of the community. Born in New Haven, CT, raised in West Haven, CT the daughter of Emmett Frederick and Jane Loretta Carey-Bullis, and the wife of the late C.M. Awad. Ruth graduated from West Haven High School and Stoney Brook College. During WWII Ruth worked at Gilbert Toy Factory converted for the war effort. Ruth and her husband opened Sanitary Fruit Market in Scranton, PA, opened Charles Bar and Grill in Newberg, NY, and opened a mobile home sales, real estate and apartment rental business in Elmira, NY. After her husband's death in 1961, Ruth built a mobile home park, and a car wash with her two sons and continued her existing businesses. She moved to California in 1980, worked for the US Government Dept. of Commerce Bureau of the Census and also did social and volunteer work. In 1995, Ruth moved to Tucson, AZ and worked for the Dept. of Commerce, and joined Literacy Volunteers of Tucson. She was a current member of Lend-a-Hand, a seniors organization, and wrote a children's book during her retirement. Her book is on the internet at: She was a treasurer of Pueblo de las Catalinas Home Owners Association, until her death. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Gail, Joseph and Joanne; and by stepdaughters, Esther, Edna, Jeanine, Nellie and their spouses, and step grand and step great grandchildren. She will be missed for her good humor and smiles. She was a wonderful mother. We love you Mom. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 12, 13, and 14, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Adair Funeral Home, Avalon Chapel 8090 N. Northern Ave., Oro Valley. On Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (601 E. Ft. Lowell Rd. at 1st Ave.) services begin at 11:00 a.m. with a one hour viewing; noon Rosary Recitation; 12:20 p.m. Funeral Mass; 1:00 p.m. Eulogies; 1:30 p.m. Procession to Evergreen Cemetery (3015 N. Oracle Road at Ft. Lowell); 1:45 p.m. Graveside Service and Committal begins. And as Ruth always said, "We'll be talking." Friends are welcome to join us on any or all of the four day celebration of Ruth's life. To contact family please call 520-850-3070.   Star Gazette – June 15, 2013    


BUSH Harriett Betty Ray

wife of the late Sedgwick Bruce Ray of Horseheads, NY, died May 29, 2013 in Horseheads at Bethany Manor - she was 96. Betty was born in Elmira, January 24, 1917, the daughter of Lyman and Nancy (Sprung) Bush. Betty graduated from Horseheads High School and lived most of her life in Horseheads and for a short period in Elmira. Betty was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads for 80 years. Betty was known by many as the 'apparel queen' of Hanover Square in Horseheads, having worked for J.H. Cohen's for 30 years. Betty was able to balance work with a long list of volunteer organizations such as Girl and Boy Scouts, Arnot Ogden Auxiliary, Chemung County Volunteer Tourism, Horseheads Historical Society and she was a Food Bank volunteer. Betty had a brother (Henry Bush of Hattiesburg, MS) and a sister [Denise (Bush) Seiders of Fallbrook, CA], both deceased. Betty is survived by her daughter (Judith Ann Clark and her husband Edward of Jacksonville, AL) and her son (Terry David Ray and his wife Meryl of Belmont, MA) and Betty was predeceased by her son Jeffrey Bruce Ray of Horseheads. Betty's daughter-in-law, Suzanne Ray lives in Horseheads. Betty had eight grandchildren (Debra White of Canton, NY; Cheryl Whyte of Fairport, NY; Scott Ray of Horseheads, NY; Douglas Ray of Portland, ME; Allison Parke of Brunswick, ME; Meridith Stevenson of Hubbardston, MA; Creighton Maxwell of Burrton, KS; and Patrick Maxwell of Allentown, PA). Betty had 19 great grandchildren and was blessed to also have two great, great grandchildren, and many dear friends and second daughters. Memorials may be made in Betty's memory to First United Methodist Church in Horseheads. A service of celebration of the life of Betty Ray will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1034 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY.    Star Gazette – June 9, 2013


CLARK Hugh E. Clark

78, of Gaines, died on Sunday, June 16, 2013.  He was born on Apr. 8, 1935 in Westfield, a son of the late Keith and Ruth (Burrell) Clark.   He was the loving husband of Ida (Brecher) Clark whom he married on Aug. 20, 1960.  Hugh worked as a dairy farmer and at the former Antlers Inn.  He was a township supervisor for 38 years, enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Germania Fire Company.  Hugh is survived by his wife, Ida; two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Terry Clark, Woodford, Va.; David and Michell Clark, Hopewell, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Robert Mitchell, Gaines; brother, Wayne Clark, Wellsboro; sister-in-law, Sharon Clark, Westfield; Aunt Jeanne (Clark) Cole; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Debbie Lynn Clark; brother, Robert Clark; sister-in-law, Peggy Clark.  A memorial picnic will be held, in Hugh's honor, on June 29, at 1 p.m. at the Clark Farm, 8691 Leetonia Road, Gaines.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Germania Fire Company.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral home, Inc., Wellsboro, Pa.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 18, 2013


CORSON Mildred Miller

72, of Towanda, Pa., died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Mildred was born April 1, 1941 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of Adrian and Christine Barnes Corson. She was formerly employed by Herman Rynveld Sons in New Albany and the Animal Care Sanctuary in East Smithfield, Pa. Mildred enjoyed spending time traveling with her family.  Surviving are her children Debbie C. Bump and husband Leo of Towanda, Ralph L. Miller and wife Jana of Monroeton, Donald C. Miller of Towanda, Tina L. Westbrook and husband Randy of New Albany; grandchildren Destini L. Bump, Desirea M. Miller, Skylar Miller, Tanner Miller, Alonna Miller and Telysa Westbrook; brothers Adrian Corson Jr. and Arthur Corson, both of Dushore.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Helen K. Miller.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Mildred's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – June 8, 2013


COURTRIGHT Mahlon D. Courtright

56, of Mills, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, in his home.  Born Apr. 5, 1957, in Coudersport, he was the son of Harland and Emma A. Quick Courtright.  On June 30, 1979, in Harrison Township, he married the former Marion Brimmer, who predeceased him on Oct. 13, 2003.  On Oct. 22, 2005, in Caton, N.Y., he married the former Denise Miller Roberts, who survives.  A 1976 graduate of Northern Potter High School, he was employed by Cooper-Slide, Cowanesque Valley Iron Works, and Ulysses Lumber.  Surviving, besides his wife, Denise, are: two sisters, Barbara Doane, Corning, N.Y.; Virginia (Joseph) Mesler, Shinglehouse; a brother, Steven (Michelle Crawford) Courtright, Roulette, Pa.; four step-children, Tracy L. Gleason, Troy; Larry G. Seeley, Elkland; Michael J. Roberts, Mills; Douglas R. (Michelle) Roberts, Caton, N.Y.; five grandchildren; an uncle, Fredrick (Connie) Quick, Gaines; nieces, nephews, and cousins.   In addition to his parents and first wife, he was predeceased by a step-son, Scott A. Seeley, and a brother-in-law, Edgar Doane.  Friends called Tuesday, June 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rev. Beth Bouwens will officiate.   Burial will be in Mills Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, Pa. 16915.     Wellsboro Gazette – June 12, 2013 


CROSBY Katherine C. Earle

82 of Knoxville and formerly of Austin, PA died quietly at her home on Sunday, June 2, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Born August 30, 1930 in Odin, PA, she is the daughter of the late Guy and Florence (Faucet) Crosby. She retired from Corning Glass, Inc., was an avid bird lover and enjoyed gardening and canning. She married Glenn Earle, Jr. on October 11, 1947 and together, in addition to their children, they also cared for many foster children. Katherine is survived by her loving husband of 65 years and 8 months, Glenn; her children, Ernest Earle of Knoxville, PA, Sharon (Otto) Deutschlander of Coudersport, PA and David (Mary) Earle of Westfield, PA; her extended family members, Dora Howard, Dawn Bacon of Austin, PA and Debbie Shepard of Port Allegheny, PA; five grandchildren, Glenn and Brad Earle, Harry Deutschlander, Heidi Jackson and David Earle; eight great grandchildren, Sierra, Felisha and Katie Earle, Sierra Nichols, Otto and Owen Deutschlander and Logan and Christine Jackson; her brother, Herbert (Betty) Crosby of Emporium, PA; a sister, Mary Morgan of Wisconsin and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a daughter in law, Francine Earle and two brothers, Robert and Foster Crosby. Private family services will be held at their convenience. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Knoxville Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company, Knoxville, PA 16928 or to the Valley Community Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 280, Osceola, PA 16942. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – June 4, 2013


DAVIS Wilma Alice (Davis) Morgan

On the afternoon of Saturday, June 15, 2013, Wilma Alice (Davis) Morgan of Canton died quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 95 years of age.   Born Jan. 19, 1918, in Port Jervis, N.Y., she was the daughter of Herbert and Emma (Doyle) Davis. Wilma worked for several years as a telephone switchboard operator in Honesdale, Pa., and later as a cafeteria worker for the Canton Area School District. Along with her family she resided for many years in Leroy Township where she and her husband, Dean, owned and operated the West Leroy General Store. She was active in the Open Hand Grange, later the Beech Flats Grange, as well as the Lady Canton Rebekkas. Eventually the Morgans relocated to Canton Borough. Following her retirement from the Canton Area School District, Wilma volunteered at the Canton Senior Center, serving her community for another two decades.   Wilma was a woman of deep faith and strong convictions. She was a longtime member of the former Canton United Methodist Church, and later the Ward United Methodist Church, where she served many years as Sunday school treasurer.  Wilma is survived by her children, Herbert (Sherry) Morgan, Doyle (Marilyn) Morgan and Walter (Susan) Morgan and Alice Rogers, all of Canton; 10 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Doris Davis; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends and former neighbors Dick and Kathy Turner. She was preceded in death by brothers Etsyl, Lester John and Emory Davis; sister-in-law, Betty Davis; great-grandson Chad Castle; infant great-granddaughter Kaylyn Seeley; and sons-in-law Gerald S. May and Troy Rogers.   Calling hours will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Schmidt officiating. Interment will be Thursday in the Wheeler Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Mount, Pa. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions in Wilma's name be directed to the Ward United Methodist Church, c/o Maxine Shedden, 474 Furman Road, Canton, PA, 17724 , or the Canton Senior Center, 6 E. Tioga St., Canton.   Towanda Daily Review – June 18, 2013 


DICKENS Ralph Leslie

February 1, 1936 - June 3, 2013

Ralph Leslie Dickens, age 77, died Monday, June 3, 2013. Born in Ithaca to the late Mabel Holton Dickens and Leslie Dickens. Ralph was retired from the Agriculture Department at Cornell University and a longtime member of The Spencer Federated Church. Ralph loved his hometown of Spencer and could be found around town even after moving to Ithaca. Ralph is survived by his former wife, Barbara, as well as his children, Tony Dickens of San Luis Obispo, CA, Lori Dickens of Benton, PA, Robert (Julie) Dickens of Spencer, NY, Dennis (Brigette) Dickens of Noble, OK, Rhonda (David) Weeks of Enfield, NY, and Paula Burke of Enfield, NY, as well as 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild with another on the way in July. Ralph is predeceased by his brother, Richard Dickens. Friends are invited to celebrate Ralph's life at the following events: Calling hours at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY, on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at The Spencer Federated Church at 3 p.m. immediately following the burial at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, both in Spencer, NY.   Ithaca Journal – June 12, 2013   


DONLIN Patricia D. Rossettie

age 70, of Corning, NY died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at her home with her loving family at her side. Patti was born on April 17, 1943 in Sayre, PA to Leo and Elizabeth (Davies) Donlin. She married James Rossettie on August 21, 1965 in Sayre. My wife of 47 years held closest to her heart her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was a true friend to many and was known for her generosity. She loved to travel, especially to Ireland, Hawaii, and Alaska, and shared many of those moments in colorful arrangements of photos. Patti loved her Keuka Lake summer residence and enjoyed great times with many friends. Afternoon boat rides were a special part of many days. She is survived by her husband James; two daughters, Jean Rossettie of Corning and Susanne (Michael) Karabaich of Horseheads; two sons, James (Mayra) Rossettie of Bridgewater, NJ and John (Julieanne) Rossettie of Houston, TX; a brother, Dennis (Marirose) Donlin of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren; Patrick Rossettie, Christian Rossettie, Cassandra Lolita Rossettie, Sean Rossettie, Caroline Rossettie, Leah Karabaich, and Patrick Karabaich; several nieces and nephews; a special cousin, Susan Bassney. Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 7th from 4 until 8 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street, Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 8th at St. Mary's Church on State Street in Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830 or to CareFirst, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Patti's family has entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – June 6, 2013


ELLIS John Richard Ellis

80, of Rochester, Keuka Lake and Florida, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013.  A memorial will be held from 1-5 p.m. July 27 at 852 East Lake Road, Dundee.  Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.  Corning Leader – June 7, 2013


EVERHART Amanda Gilbert

56, of Alba, went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Amanda Carole was born June 22, 1956, IN Allentown, PA, the only daughter of Earl Everhart of Vermont and the late Bobbie (Swing) Everhart. Mandy was an active member of Canton’s New Life Church and its women’s ministry. She loved music and especially enjoyed playing the organ and piano. Times special to Mandy were spent with her family and friends.  Besides her father Earl, she is survived by her two sons; Christopher Erb of Royersford, PA and Clayton (Tina) Erb of Perkiomenville, PA; two brothers, Grant Everhart of West Chester, PA and Sherman Everhart of Middleboro, MA; a dear friend, Carol Morrison of Canton, husband, Chris Gilbert of Canton, stepchildren, Olivia Scott of Sayre, Monica Carey of Canton and Stephanie Johnson of Terrytown, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service to honor Amanda’s life will be held at the New Life Church, McMurray Road in Canton on Saturday, May 18, at 1:00 p.m. with her pastor, Glen Landis officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Life Church Women’s Ministry, 299 McMurray Rd. Canton, PA 17724 or to The House of Hope c/o Guthrie Healthcare System, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840-9985.  Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton, is assisting her family with arrangements.  Canton Independent Sentinel – June 8, 2013   


FIESTER H. Warren Fiester,

age 92, of Forksville, Pa., died on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa., with his loving family at his side.   Warren was born Sept. 2, 1920 in Laporte Township, Sullivan County, Pa., a son of the late Leo and Jennie Grace Gardner Fiester. Warren graduated from the Sonestown High School, a member of the class of 1936. Warren married the former Irene Day of Elkland Township in 1939, she predeceased him on Dec. 1, 2004.  Warren and Irene lived and worked all of their lives in Sullivan County. They began farming in Elkland Township in 1940. Warren was a well-known auctioneer and retired after 23 years of service as a Rural Mail Carrier for the US Postal System. He loved his family, the out-of-doors, farming, gardening and especially reminiscing with stories about Sullivan County and times past.  He was a long standing member of the Sullivan County Agricultural Society and a member of Evergreen Lodge #163, F.&A.M. in Monroeton, Pa.  Surviving are his three sons: Gary Warren (Linda) Fiester of Forksville, Pa., Lyndon "Pete" Bruce (Joy) Fiester of Montoursville, Pa., Joey Michael (Betty) Fiester of Forksville, Pa.; two daughters: Rebecca F. Aldinger of Forksville, Pa. and Betsy (Duane) Reibson of Forksville, Pa.; a brother: Fred L. (Helen) Fiester of Muncy Valley, Pa.; brother-in-law: Bruce Day of Burgaw, N.C.; sisters-in-law: Shirley Warburton of Forksville, Pa. and Jule (Marvin) Driscoll of Canton, Pa.; 16 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two daughters: Nancy Louise Fiester in 1990 and Roberta Irene Fiester on March 24, 2009; a sister, Ruby Smith of Montoursville, Pa.; and three brothers: Henry Lyndon Fiester of Muncy Valley; Clair Fiester of Muncy Valley and Bert Fiester of Eagles Mere, Pa.; sister-in-law: Ina Avery of Dushore, Pa. and brother-in-law: Gene Day of New Albany, Pa.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, with the Rev. J. Herbert Eby, officiating. Interment will be private in Bethel Cemetery, Elkland Township, Pa.   Friends may call from 10 a.m. on Friday, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614, until the time of the service.  The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be sent to Memorial Hospital Hospice, c/o Gail Brown, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review – June 5, 2013   


GEE Elaine Gee Shaw

81, of Mansfield, PA, died Monday, June 17, 2013 at home in Mansfield, PA. She was born February 28, 1932 in Sabinsville, PA, a daughter of Edward and Estella (Johnson) Gee. She was the wife of Harold L. Shaw. Elaine was a graduate of Mansfield State Teacher's College and was a teacher in the Southern and Northern Tioga School Districts. Elaine is survived by her husband, Harold L. Shaw; sons, Harold L. (Sharon) Shaw, Jr. of Mesa, AZ, Ronald (Rosanne) Shaw of Chandler, AZ, Benjamin (Karla) Shaw, Sr. of Mainesburg, PA, Eric (Simone) Shaw of Concord, MA, and Jonathan (Joanne) Shaw of Mainesburg, PA; her father, Edward Gee of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Edward L. (Phyllis) Gee of Los Angeles, CA; 14 grandchildren, Kathryn, Cortney, Christine, Adam, Erika, Benjamin, Jr., Eric, Jr., Brandon, Zachary, J.P., Maria, Andria, Cooper and Elaina. Private services will be held at the family's convenience. Those wishing to remember Elaine may make donations to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Star Gazette – June 18, 2013 


GOWE Donald C. Gowe, Jr.

70, of Sayre, Pa., died unexpectedly on June 6, 2013 at home.  He was born on July 19, 1942 in Scranton, Pa., the son of the late Donald C., Sr. and Edna Griffin Gowe.  Donald was a former employer of IBM, Owego, N.Y. Most recently he was employed with Reese’s Family Restaurant and Banana Curve Diner up until his retirement. He was an avid reader and enjoyed being alone.   He is predeceased by his infant brother Scott Gowe.  Donald is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Allen and Mary Anne Gowe of Vestal, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews.  At Donald’s request there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in Tioga Cemetery, Owego, N.Y., at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Donald’s memory to the: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.    Sayre Morning Times – June 12, 2013


GROVER Harmon D. Grover, Jr.

age 71, quietly died in Wilkes Barre, PA on June 4, 2013. He was born December 18, 1941 in Elmira, NY, to the late Harmon Grover, Sr. and Sima (Niemi) Grover. Harmon is survived by his loving wife, Maureen (Scaife) Grover; daughters, Natalie (Stephen) Mitchell, of Lockwood, NY and Denise (Tracy) Stone of Spencer, NY; and his sister, Johanna (George) Talada of Lockwood, NY. Harmon was predeceased by his brother, Samuel Grover and his sister, Secra Brewer. Harmon has seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter that were his special interest in life. Harmon was employed at NCR in Ithaca, NY as a stock handler for many years. He also served our country in the army from 1964-1966. There will be a memorial gathering at Hicks Methodist Church, Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at Hicks Community Hall, Hicks, NY. In lieu of flowers, all donations will go to a charity of the family's choosing.   Star Gazette – June 13, 2013 



Elmira Heights: Born September 30, 1935, Paul went peacefully to the Arms of our Lord on May 21, 2013. Paul was predeceased by parents Nina Hammond Everhart and Radford Hammond; sister, Mary Jane Dunn; and brother, Jack Hammond, all from the Elmira area. Paul is survived by companion Norma Rivers; sisters, Dorothy Friends of Millerton, and Barbara (Wesley) Cowan of Horseheads, and several loving nieces and nephews. Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, bird watching and the company of close friends. A memorial service will be held June 15, 2013, 11 a.m., at Millerton United Methodist Church, Millerton PA.   Star Gazette – June 2, 2013   


HARVEY Martina T. Mapes Post

age 63, of Sugar Run, Pa., died peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 with her loving family at her side. Martina was born October 19, 1949, a daughter of the late Martin E. & Mary Teresa Barry Harvey. She graduated from the Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 1968. She was a member of St. Basil's Church and a member of the choir. She was also president of the Altar & Rosary Society and taught CCD classes.  Tina later became a member of the Moxie Community Church where she taught Sunday school, various Bible studies and worked in the AWANA program and served as the church secretary. She taught release time classes in the Wyalusing School District and served on the Board of Directors for Child Evangelism Fellowship.  She moved to Ithaca, NY where she worked for the Groton Community Health Care, later Classen Home Health and Cornell University. Tina attended Homer Baptist Church and Groton Assembly of God. She taught various Bible Study courses and served as Vice-President for the Ithaca Aglow International and served on the Board of Directors for the Groton Youth Commission. Tina was an ordained minister.  In 1968 she married Edward Lawrence Mapes. They had four children Edward B (Melissa) Mapes of Sugar Run, Pa., Tina Marie (Gerald) Silverstrim, Dushore, Pa., Teresa (Scott) Carachilo, Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Lori Mapes Finnerty of Sugar Run, Pa.; two brothers Robert (Donnata) Harvey of Wyalusing and Leo Harvey of Tunkhannock, Pa.; three sisters Elizabeth (John) Meehan of Sarasota, Fla., Rose Harvey of Hanahan, S.C. and Charolette Richlin of Schaefferstown, Pa., uncle Francis J. (Sophia) Barry of Dushore; aunt Martha (Nartcy) Nitcznski of Dushore, Pa.; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.   A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the Moxie Community Church, 315 Benjamin Road, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Mike MacWhinnie, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Moxie Community Church, 315 Benjamin Road, Wyalusing, PA 18614.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.Towanda Daily Review – June 14, 2013 


HOLLENBACK David Hollenback Sr.

died at his home with his "Angel" (Mary) at his side. He is the son of Glenn Hollenback and Mary Jenkins. His beloved children survive him: Carla and Alan Gilbert, David and Colleen Hollenback Jr., Thomas and Michelle Hollenback, Michael and Jessica Jernberg, and Christopher Jernberg (Lisa Bashore). His grandchildren will miss him dearly: Samantha Stone, Brittany Skinkle, Brittany and Porcha Gilbert, Brendan and Gabrielle Hollenback, Nikki Cochran, Chase Brown, Jennifer, Michael Jr. and Alyssa Jernberg. His great-granddaughters, Kamrie Marie Stone and McKenzi Brown, will never know what a wonderful Papa he was! "Holly" worked as an overhead pouring crane operator during his 23 years at Chemung Foundry (until closed.) He also worked at LRC electronics for 5 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, working with wood and ceramics. Family Remembrance Service will be at James D. Barrett Funeral Home at 1004 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901 on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4 PM. Please come share your favorite story.   Star Gazette – June 15, 2013     



John T. Jamison, age 59 of Beaver Dams, NY, died Monday, April 29, 2013 unexpectedly at his home. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of John's life at the Campbell American Legion on Saturday, June 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.  Star Gazette – June 5, 2013  


KELLY Jacqueline "Jackie" Cratsley

age 57, of Covington, PA, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at her home. Jackie was born April 14, 1956 in Pittsburgh, PA, a daughter of John Charles and Bernadine Kelly. She was married to Art Cratsley. She had worked at Burger King and McDonalds. Jackie enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo and scrabble, doing crafts and arts.    Jackie is survived by her husband, Art; a son, Josh Smith of Cutoff, Louisana; two daughters, and a son-in-law, Brandi and Luverne Losinger of Wellsboro, PA, Genowefa Smith of Covington, PA; six grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, John Kelly.   Private services will be held at the family's convenience. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.    Wellsboro Gazette – June 12, 2013 


KOZEMKO John Michael Kozemko

age 48, of Farragut, formerly of Aiken, S.C., died early Saturday morning, June 8, 2013.  John was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He was born and raised in Sayre, and attended Penn State and the University of South Carolina.  John was an avid golfer and New York Yankees fan, but his greatest pleasure was watching his children’s sports achievements.  He was preceded in death by his father, Emil Kozemko.  John is survived by wife of 23 years, Susan Culbertson Kozemko; children, Rachel, Olivia and Benjamin Kozemko; mother, Sophy Kozemko of Sayre; sister and brotherin law, Deborah Kozemko and Bryon Robinson of Albany and their children: Kevin and Alicia Robinson; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Paulette Kozemko of Sayre and their children William and Joseph Kozemko; aunt Ann Fedchak of Sayre; uncle Phil Fedchak of Sayre; uncle and aunt Eugene and Gail Kozemko and their family of Elmira; mother-in-law, Nancy Culbertson; sisters-inlaw and brothers-in-law, Sherry and Jeff Perine, Kim and Andy Alley and Tara Culbertson; and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 17, at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by a Christian Wake Service at 7 p.m.  A Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with Monsignor Patrick Garrity celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Kozemko family.  Sayre Morning Times – June 13, 2013 


LEWIS Dale Howard Lewis

age 73, of 6369 Farr Hollow Rd., Forkston Township, Pa., died on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 after a courageous 20 year battle with cancer at the Commonwealth Hospice at the Regional Hospital of Scranton, Pa.  Born on August 23, 1939 in Farr Hollow, Windham Township, Pa., he was a son of the late Rodney "Bud" and Elizabeth "Lizzy" Inman Lewis. He was a 1958 graduate from Tunkhannock High School. He also attended Tri-State College in Angola, Ind. and Williamsport Community College.  Dale served our country in the U.S. Navy on the air-craft carrier Shangri-La as a precision machinist.  Dale worked at Whipples, Weldons, Avco Lycoming, and PMF in Williamsport, Pa. before owning rooming houses for Williamsport Community College students in the late '60s to early '70s.  In 1967 he married Mary Ann Igrisan (his sister's college roommate) in Detroit, Mich. They moved back to Farr Hollow in 1974 from Williamsport, Pa., where Dale began his fine woodworking business, called Custom Craft. Kitchens, fine furniture, cabinets, and other fine woodworking products grace many homes throughout NEPA as well as the United States made from Dale's shop.  He was an avid archery hunter and enjoyed being outdoors in the woods. He loved the challenges in figuring out a solution to any problem or situation. Dale was an inspiration to many who also were fighting cancer.  Dale is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Ann Lewis of Forkston Township, Pa.; sister Judy (Lewis) Kishbaugh and her husband Tom of Laceyville, Pa.; brother Larry Lewis and his wife Evelyn of Tunkhannock, Pa.; father-in-law Emil Igrisan of Farmington Hills, Mich.; brothers-in-law Daniel Igrisan and his wife Marie of Crystal Lake, Ill., Steve Igrisan and his wife Rochelle of Ann Arbor, Mich., Robert Igrisan and his wife Patricia of Farmington Hill, Mich.; aunts Doris Inman Stone of Athens, Ga. and Alice Lewis Denison of Forkston Township, Pa.; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law Mary Igrisan and many aunts and uncles.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at noon at the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Davis of the church officiating. Interment will follow at the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. The family will receive condolences at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa.  In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Dale's name to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065 or the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702    Towanda Daily Review – June 13, 2013


LINDSAY Margaret A. Lindsay

age 47, died on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Margaret was the loved sister of Tracie, Scott, Joe, Dennis, Lori and Dawn. She was predeceased by her parents Eugene and Elaine and her siblings Dennis, Joe and Lori. Margaret was a special friend to Khristine, Mikey and Brent. We will miss her smile and humor but most of all her heart. Family and friends are invited to the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY for calling hours on Friday, June 7, 2013 from 1 to 2 PM.    Star Gazette – June 5, 2013 


MANZELLA Frederick Joseph Manzella

of Ithaca, NY, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, after a short illness, at the age of 61. Born in Buffalo, NY, Fred was the son of the late Fred F. and Helen J. (Groblewski) Manzella. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife and companion of 13 years, Fran Spadafora Manzella married August 25, 2000, on top of Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine. He was predeceased by his parents; his brother-in-law; who was like a brother, Vinnie Spadafora; his mother-in-law Rose; and his loving dog Blue. In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Manzella (Curtis Poole), grandson DeSean Poole and the children of Curtis Poole, Antonio and Juliet of Elmira, NY; his brother James Manzella (Frank Warninski) of Pittsburgh, PA; mother of Elizabeth, Kate McKenzie; many nieces and nephews and cousins including Renee Rosa (Lou) and Margaret Sowinski Kaine (Bob); Aunt Florence Sowinski; brothers-in law, who were like brothers, Dick Spadafora (Jan), Tom Spadafora (Peggy), Bob Spadafora; sister-in-law, who was like a sister, Jaki Boyd (Bill), sister-in-law and friend Elaine Spadafora; many loving friends, neighbors, fellow volunteers, former colleagues; and his cherished dogs Jac and Una. Fred lived in Buffalo, Corning, Elmira, Rochester, and Ithaca where he met Fran. Fred graduated from Hutchinson Technical High School, Buffalo NY; Corning Community College with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing; and Elmira College as an Honors Scholar with a BS in Psychology. Fred worked at the Elmira Psychiatric Center for more than 30 years, starting as a nurse, becoming a staff development specialist, a utilization review manager, Assistant to the Director and retiring as Quality Assurance Director in 2006. In 1987 he was the employee of the year. Fred enjoyed performing with the Elmira Little Theatre and particularly his last role as Stanley Kowalski in Street Car Named Desire. "Stella." He loved Louie's Hot Dog restaurant in Buffalo, with their special sauce. He was a loyal and zealous fan of the Buffalo Bills. He enjoyed bike racing in the 1990s and most recently hiking with and without his dogs Jac and Una. He was a caring father and grandfather and enjoyed watching his grandson DeSean and his brother Antonio play football. Other favorite activities were kayaking, bird watching, reading, gardening, spending time with his dogs, friends and family, going to the theater and movies, discussing issues of the day, and spending time in Cape Cod and Maine. Fred was on the Board of the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes and as a volunteer provided support to clients of the Center, and volunteered in their program at Cayuga Medical Center. He was a member of the Friends of Acadia, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. We will miss his soothing voice, his kindness and caring character, his quirky sense of humor, generous spirit, thoughtfulness, strong will, courage, strength, meticulous work ethic and love and wonder of technology. We also will miss hearing Fred say, "The fact of the matter is . . ." especially when discussing political issues. A Celebration of Fred's Life will be held in Ithaca, Sunday, July 21, at Stewart Park in the large pavilion starting at 4:30. There will be a memorial service at Elmira Psychiatric Center later in June. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Fred's name may be made to the Cancer Resource Center, 612 W. State St., Ithaca NY 14850; Tompkins County SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850; and Harbor House of Rochester, 89 Rossiter Road, Rochester, NY 14620 or a charity of your choice.  Star Gazette – June 12, 2013 


MARVIN Lily Brooke

ROCK STREAM: age 1 month and 3 days, joined the angels in heaven on June 12, 2013. She is survived by her loving parents, Ashley VanWormer and Zachary Marvin of Rock Stream; maternal grandparents, Clinton and Laurie VanWormer, and Beverly Naylor; paternal grandparents, Daniel Marvin and Marcia Schaner Marvin; three siblings, Gavin Lewis, Ember Lewis and Mihail Yuhasz; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Those wishing to remember Lily may consider a donation in her memory to "Care First" (Southern Tier Hospice), 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 ( or "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep", 2305 E. Arapahoe Rd. Suite #220, Centennial, CO 80122. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.   Star Gazette – June 14, 2013  



Age 87 of Troy, PA. She was born June 10, 1925 in Wellsburg, NY, daughter of the late Robert and Belle (Curtis) Miller and died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband John Polk; grandson Brad Polk and great grandson Ethan Davis. Ella is survived by her children and their spouses Phyllis Woodruff of Horseheads, John and Rita Polk of Elmira, Donna and Lloyd Perry of Big Pond, PA; grandchildren Danny, Heather, Brian, Kara, Ryan, John, JoElla and Julie-Ann; 8 great grandchildren; sisters Doris Bobby of Elmira and Rita Greenwalt of Painted Post along with several nieces and nephews. Ella retired from St. Joseph's Hospital Food Service Dept. Private services will take place at the convenience of the family. Her family thanks Guthrie Hospice and Dorothy Hart, her caregiver, for the wonderful care they provided to Ella. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Star Gazette – June 6, 2013



John J. Redder, 84, of Glendale AZ, formally of Elmira, NY, went home to the Lord on March 22, 2013. A Memorial Service will take place June 8, 2013 at 10AM at the Southside Alliance Church 530 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY 14904. A Celebration of his life will follow at Southport Fire Department 1001 Carl St, Elmira, NY 14904. In lieu of flowers, donations to the well Project of Cooper Hills Community Church 21448 N 75th Ave, Suite 11, Glendale, AZ 85308 in John's name per his wishes. Envelopes will also be available at the service.   Star Gazette – June 6, 2013



BEAVER DAMS: 76, of Beaver Dams, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. A graveside service will be held Monday, June 17th, at 2:00pm at St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. Eva was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Mildred Robinson, husband Charles Galligan, and brothers, Harold and Richard Robinson. Eva is survived by her children, Carol L. Strait of Watkins Glen, William McCarty (Kimberly Hill) of Watkins Glen, Gary McCarty of Beaver Dams, and "special son", Joseph McCarty; sister, Jane Garlick of Oneonta; and sister-in-law, Margie Robinson of Binghamton; 10 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Eva retired from Corning Glass. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to Care First (formerly Southern Tier Hospice), 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – June 13, 2013  


SALISBURY Edward L. Salisbury

age 51 of Lowman, NY died on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on May 1, 1962 in Salisbury, MD to Doug and Mary (Lippani) Salisbury. He was predeceased by his brother, Gary Salisbury; sister, Kathleen Weidman and mother-in-law, Joanne Tuller. Edward is survived by his wife, Mary Salisbury of Lowman; daughters, Brittany, Samantha, Niki and Jessica Salisbury all of Lowman; parents, Doug and Mary Salisbury of Lowman; brother, Michael Salisbury of Lowman; sisters, Debra Salisbury of Elmira, Beth (Ben) Kathan of CT, Bobbie (Leon) Dean of Wellsburg and Pam (Brian) Nowlan of Horseheads; father-in-law, Richard Tuller; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at a later date.  Star Gazette – June 8, 2013


SCHOEN Heinz P. Schoen

90, of Troy, Pa., died peacefully at home on Monday, June 17, 2013, surrounded by his family.   Heinz was born in Heidelberg, Germany, on June 22, 1922, the son of Konrad and Sophie (Gronewaudt) Schoen. He and his family immigrated to the United States landing on Ellis Island when he was 7 years old. His family settled in New Jersey. As a United States Citizen, Heinz served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Heinz was an avid gymnast, belonging to gymnastic clubs, where he met his wife of 69 years, Gerda Braun.  Heinz maintained an extremely strong work ethic. He worked for over 40 years as a machinist for AT&T in Whippany, N.J., and after retiring to Toms River, N.J., Heinz went back to work at his friend's machine shop until he age of 84. In 2011, Heinz and Gerda relocated to Troy, Pa., to live with their daughter and son-in-law.  Heinz's family was the most important aspect of his life. Surviving are his daughter, Lori (John) Koch; his grandchildren, Jenny (Derek) Parks and Adam Koch; and his great grandchildren, Alyssa and Garret Parks, Wilder and Jasper Koch, and Patience Guilds; his brother, Kurt Schoen; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife, Gerda; his daughter, Lisa; his brother and sister-in-law, Fritz (May) Schoen; his sister-in-law, Lottie Schoen and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda (Lou) Grube.  Private services will be held at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family.   Towanda Daily Review – June 18, 2013 


SEELYE Robert L. Seelye

79, died peacefully Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. Born in Canton, Pa. on Jan. 29, 1934, he was a son of the late Charles and Ruth Brown Seelye. He was a graduate of Canton High School and Mansfield State College where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Education. He later received a Master's Degree from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. He was a veteran of the US Army and was stationed at Fort Myer in Arlington, Va., where he served in the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).  He began his teaching career at Athens High School in Athens, Pa. Bob later moved to Latham, N.Y. with his family in 1965 and taught biology at Shaker High School in the North Colonie School District before retiring in 1992. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Albany and the Evening Star Lodge 75 in Latham. Bob loved the outdoors and was a naturalist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening around his home.  He is the husband of Virginia Noll Seelye whom he married in 1959 in Scranton, Pa.; father of Brooke E. (William) Quandt of Scotia and Charles N. (Theresa) Seelye of Hanover, Mass.; grandfather of Elizabeth and William Quandt, Harper and Julian Seelye; brother of C. LeRoy Seelye and the late Herman Seelye, both of Canton, Pa. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road in Latham. The interment will be at a later date at the Dunmore Cemetery in Dunmore, Pa. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4-7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Community Hospice Inn @ St. Peter's Hospital, 315 South Manning Boulevard, Albany, N.Y. 12208 or to the First Presbyterian Church, 362 State Street, Albany, N.Y. 12210.   Towanda Daily Review – June 13, 2013 


SEIVER William L. Seiver Sr.

67 of Hawk Point, Mo., died on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, St. Charles, Mo.  He was born on Aug. 6, 1945, in Wellsboro, the oldest son of Lloyd W. and Margaret S. Seiver.  A memorial and Celebration of Life in Bill's honor will be held at the Penn Wells Hotel, 62 Main St., Wellsboro, on Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 13, 2013


SEYMOUR Cody Rae Seymour

age 31, of Barton, N.Y., died on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  SEYMOURHe is survived by his loving wife, Valerie Seymour; his two sons, Logan and Devin; his mother, Vicky Seymour; brother and sister-in-law, Troy and Jen Seymour; his sister, Billie Jo Goodwin; maternal grandmother, Sally Harding; paternal grandparents, Joan and Phil Coffin; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joan and Brian Barton; father-in-law, David Stinard; sister-in-law, Michelle Williams and Derick Myers; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and best friend, Jessi Allard.  He was predeceased by his father, Allen Seymour; his maternal grandfather, Charles Harding; and paternal grandfather, Roger Seymour.  Cody was born in Johnson City, N.Y., on December 30, 1981.  He enjoyed fishing, video games, and was an excellent cook. His greatest joy was his two sons, and the time he spent with them.  A Funeral Service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Rte. 17c West, Owego, N.Y., on Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Alan Bill officiating.  Burial will follow in Smithboro Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, June 18, 2013 from 6 until 8 p.m.  Sayre Morning Times – June 17, 2013   


SHAWVER Peggy Ann Mousso,

Age 62, of Elmira, NY was called home to her Lord on Friday May 24th, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born Peggy Ann Shawver on April 3, 1951 in Brussels, Belgium to James E. Shawver and Jeannine Duchesne. Peggy attended Grade School in Ossining, New York and graduated High School from the International School of Brussels in1969. In her younger years Peggy was fluent in French, enjoyed swimming, walking and sang in the choir. She enjoyed spending time with her grandparents and also visiting and helping the elderly. In her later years she excelled at card games and beating her family at Scrabble. Her kind nature and spirit will be greatly missed. Peggy is preceded in death by her parents and her aunt, Hazel Hall. Peggy is survived by her sisters, Lisa (David Sunquist) Shawver of Seattle, Washington, Mary (Douglas) Ridl of Westminster, Colorado, Nancy Shawver and her niece Lauren Shawver Dorf of Kremmling, Colorado. Her family would like to extend a grateful "Thank You" to all those who helped and cared for Peggy over the last few years. Very special thanks to Sue Brady and Cindy Chandanais. Services will take place in Colorado with final burial in Dallas, Texas. Donations in her memory can be made to Catholic Charities of Chemung County 215 E. Church Street, suite 100, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – June 2, 2013 


SIBLY James Calvin Sibly

52, of New Albany, Pa., died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at his home.  He was born in Bloomsburg, Pa., on May 1, 1961, a son of John Sibly and Patricia Kline Sibly. Jim was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1979 and in early years was employed by the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company in Mildred, Pa. He was a graduate of Luzerne County Community College where he received his degree in mechanical drafting and design. Jim was employed by the Sturdevant Lumber Company and Proctor and Gamble in Mehoopany for a number of years. Jim was an avid NASCAR fan and follower of Kevin Harvick and was a fan of Pittsburgh Steelers football and New York Rangers Hockey.  Surviving are his children Brianna Jane Sibly of Towanda, Lucas James Sibly of Wysox; parents John and Charlotte Sibly of Benton, Patricia and Larry Stevens of Standing Stone; sisters Mary Jane Miller and husband Keith of Wysox, Darlene Miller and husband Jim of Benton, Jean Pritchett and husband Patrick of Washington, D.C., JoAnne Simonds and husband Dennis of Binghamton, N.Y.; brother Richard Sibly of Virginia; several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins and goddaughter Jessica Coolbaugh of Sayre. Close friends Jim Weidman, Russell and Helen Coolbaugh, Michael and Rosanne Coolbaugh, Michael and Samantha Cole, David Bender and Richard Brewster.  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Community Alliance Church, Route 220, Monroeton, Pa., with Pastor Bill Kleese officiating. There are no calling hours. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be directed to the Community Alliance Church, in care of The Benevolence Fund, 27 Alliance Lane, Towanda, PA 18848 in Jim's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Sibly family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – June 8, 2013    


SIELSKI Mary Helen Dennison

Age 93, died peacefully on June 11, 2013, at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. She was born August 18, 1919. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Sterling; son, Sterling (Jack); sisters, Helen and Carol; brothers, Martin, Charlie and Joseph. She is survived by her beloved children and their spouses, Barb (Todd) Weber of Beaver Dams, Richard (Janice) Dennison of Pine City, Frank (Linda) Dennison of Horseheads, Jim (Kathy) Dennison of Elmira, John (Sina) Dennison of Lake Elsinore, CA, Mary (Jim) Ernest of Horseheads, Pat (Bob) Letson of Beaver Dams; daughter-in-law, Debbie Dennison of Rock Stream; brother Edward of Pennsylvania; along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Although orphaned at an early age, mom felt that she had a very blessed and full life and never complained about anything. She enjoyed reading, doing word finds and watching the old TV shows. Mom always liked having coffee with family and friends while "solving the world's problems" as she would say. She was always concerned with the families lives, always in a good mood and always there for us. Everyone who knew her or knew "of" her, loved her. She was our angel on earth and is heaven's saint now. We were blessed to have her, the most loving mother and friend, and will miss her deeply. Per mom's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. A family burial will be held at a later date. Our family would like to extend our deepest appreciation to Bethany Manor for the wonderful care, kindness and consideration extended to mom and her family during this difficult time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY.    Star Gazette – June 15, 2013 


SULLIVAN Janiene L. Bostwick

62 of Corning, NY, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in the Rochester General Hospital, due to post-surgical complications. Born in El Paso, TX, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Jane (Kennedy) Sullivan. Janiene married Charles Bostwick in El Paso, TX in 1972. She graduated from Corning Community College with high distinction in 1990 with the highest grade point average in her class. She was the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Award. Janiene received several human resource certifications including Senior Professional from the HR Institute. She was an HR Manager for Evans Roofing Company Inc. for the past 23 years and was a former Member and President of the Junior Women's Club of Corning. Janiene's biggest accomplishment was her role as an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother. Her undeniable and ever visible love and pride for her family would shine for all to see. Janiene's strength and positive spirit influenced everyone around her. She will be greatly missed and will remain forever in our hearts. Janiene is survived by her husband, Charles (Rick) Bostwick; her daughter, Jennifer (Eric) Gustafson of Lansing, NY; her son, Charles (Richie) Bostwick of Painted Post, NY; sisters, Nancy Mosel, Kathy Zitzmann, Carol Casarez, and Peggy Mauck; three brothers, David Sullivan, Pat Sullivan, and Larry Sullivan; grandchildren, Casey, Ruben, and Isabelle Gustafson, and Natalee and Gracie Bostwick. She was predeceased by her brother, Dan Sullivan in 2011. Friends and family may call on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home Monday June 10, at 4:00 PM. Burial will be held at Hope Cemetery, Corning. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to the Food Bank of The Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY 14903-9701.  Star Gazette – June 8, 2013   



Coopers Plains, NY: John G. Sullivan, 79, of Coopers Plains, NY, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at Corning Hospital. John was born June 18, 1933, in Brooklyn, NY, to Marie Scudder Sullivan and John J. Sullivan. They moved to Coopers Plains when his father took a job at Corning Glass Works. John and Mary Frances Supple Sullivan were married on June 24, 1963, in Elmira, NY. John and Mary Fran would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversay this month. John graduated in 1951, from Campbell Central School. He attended Cornell University to be a veterinarian in 1952, but on the death of his Uncle Ray Stevens he came back to Coopers Plains to go into Partnership with his Aunt, Edith Stevens. Together they ran Stevens Dairy until 1995. In 1995, John went into Partnership with his son, Stephen Sullivan until John retired in 1999. John was a member of St. Joseph Church in Campbell, past member of the Town of Erwin Planning Board, past Commissioner of the CPLA Fire Department, member of the Steuben County Farm Bureau, American Legion in Campbell, he was a 51 year member and life member of BPOE Corning Lodge #1071 and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. John enjoyed fishing and also liked to watch Gun Smoke, Bonanza, Mash and the news stations. He loved to sit on the porch watching the birds and the traffic along Victory Highway. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Frances Supple Sullivan of Coopers Plains; son, Stephen (Julie) Sullivan of Coopers Plains; grandchildren, Samantha and Andrew Sullivan both of Coopers Plains; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Thomas and Christine Supple of Victor, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cornelia and Joseph Schiefen of Elmira; nieces, nephews, Mark and Julie Supple of Victor, NY, Christopher (Kitty) DeSocio of Nevada and Marcie and Dennis Backer and their children, Kelly and Adam Backer of Penfield, NY, and many cousins. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 6, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013, at St. Joseph Church, Campbell, NY, with Father Patrick Connor and Pastor Thomas Bell officiating. Committal prayers and Interment will follow in Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Painted Post, NY. Memorial donations in John's name may be made to: St. Joseph Church, Coopers Plains Community Church or the CPLA Fire Dept.   Star Gazette – June 5, 2013



Age 48 of Horseheads, NY died unexpectedly, Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Robin was an angel that never committed a sin in her life. She was unjustly taken from us way too soon. She was a fantastic Mother, Wife, Grandmother, and Aunt. She was the second youngest of a family of 9 brothers and sisters. Her entire life revolved around family, having fun, and helping people. While running a household, raising three boys, and working full time, she managed to further her education by becoming an LPN in 1996 and not stopping until she received a Master's Degree in Nursing Administration in 2010. She started working in Dialysis at Arnot Hospital in 2003. By the end of 2012 she was the Director of Dialysis and all its satellite units. She was known for fixing the problems of the past but will be especially remembered for her candy dish and her ever caring ears whenever anyone had a problem. Her compassion was second to none. She loved family and especially keeping family together. She was always known for having at least two parties a year just so her family could get together and strengthen the ties that keep them a family. No matter how busy she was she always managed to find time every day to talk to her sons who were in the military and stationed far away. They were thousands of miles away, but she always made them feel at home. She had a huge heart and was able to show that in many ways to her friends and family, wherever they were. Robin loved photography. She turned a hobby into being a wedding photographer. She loved it and put her whole heart into every picture she took. Her energy was unstoppable when she was helping people and having fun. She loved traveling and seeing places she had never been. She loved going on cruises and all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. She was a huge Yankees fan and happiness for her was watching a winning game at home or seeing them play at the stadium or any other town she happened to be in. She planned to move to Las Vegas and use her nursing expertise to help people anyway she could. She dreamed about people watching on the Las Vegas Strip and watching the sun set with a glass of wine in her hand. She never wanted to ride a motorcycle but she loved riding on the back of Bob's Harley, whether it was just to get ice cream at Big Top or take a road trip to Ocean City, NJ. Robin is survived by her husband Bob; Sons and Daughters-in-law: Spencer and Jola Scheepsma of Binghamton NY, Zack and Nikki Scheepsma of Fairbanks AK, and Alex Scheepsma of San Diego CA; Grandsons Gavin and Carter Scheepsma; Siblings Holly and Tim Roup of Elmira NY, Gail and Dan Drake of Ulster PA, Brenda and Howard Alvoid of Horseheads NY, Charles and Joyce Towner of Danbury CT, Wesley and Tanya Towner of Vancleave, MS, Larry and Kathy Towner of Norwalk CT, Robert and Carol Towner of Millerton PA, and Mike and Andy Towner of Wellsburg NY, the Scheepsma family, her in laws, whom she regarded as her own family along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, June 5th from 4 to 7 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Robin through donations to CareFirst, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – June 2, 2013 


WEBSTER Joan Martha (Webster) Boyce

79, of Hastings, Mich., died at her home on Friday, May 17, 2013.  She was born in Wellsboro, to Floyd and and Erissa Webster on Sept. 8, 1933.  She was raised in Wellsboro and was a graduate of Wellsboro High School 1950-1951.  She married Edward Boyce in 1970 and raised one daughter, Tari Lyne (Labinski), who currently resides in Hastings, Mich.  Surviving are her husband, Edward Boyce; daughter Tari Lynne and sister, Dianne (Webster) Killingstad; numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ward, Reed, Vaughn; and two sisters, Jackie, Helen.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 1, in Hastings, Mich.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 18, 2013


WILCOX Charlotte M. Wilcox Anderson

age 77, of 177 Riverside Drive, Wyalusing, Pa., died Sunday morning, June 16, 2013, at the Lakeside Nursing Center in Harvey's Lake, Pa.   She was born on Feb. 28, 1936, in Laceyville, Pa., the daughter of the late Ephraim and Mildred Wilcox Sr. Charlotte was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School class of 1955.  Charlotte was a faculty member and coach at the Wyalusing High School that spanned 29 years from 1970-1999. When she retired from coaching the high school softball team she left with more wins to her credit than any other Wyalusing coach in the school's history with 298 wins. Her record includes 10 league championships, including four straight undefeated years in NTL play.  She was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Wyalusing Post # 534 American Legion as well as the Wyalusing Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was a PIAA official for 28 years. She took great pleasure in all kinds of sports both participating in and supporting our local teams. She even started a women's softball league in 1969. She enjoyed driving her golf cart around Wyalusing talking to people. Most of all she loved and enjoyed her sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Charlotte is survived by her sons, Ray Anderson (Debbie) of Dallas, Pa., and George Anderson (Jeanne) of Tunkhannock, Pa.; her grandchildren, Matthew Anderson (McKenzie) of Tunkhannock, Pa., Nathan Anderson (Tara Lane) of Jenningsville, Pa., Kristy Carey (Alan) of Tunkhannock, Pa., Steven Anderson of Hollywood, Calif., Megan Anderson of New York, N.Y., Olivia Anderson of Tunkhannock, Pa., and Fallon Bush of Tunkhannock, Pa.; her great-grandchildren, Austin and Abby Anderson both of Tunkhannock, Pa., Brandon Lane and Adyn and Conner Anderson all of Jenningsville, Pa., and Lauren Carey and Charlie Jones both of Tunkhannock, Pa.; her brother, Fenton Wilcox of Towanda, Pa.; her sisters, Betty Marbaker of Auburn, Pa., Mary Shatinsky of West Auburn, Pa., and Lil Jayne of West Auburn, Pa.; many nieces and nephews, and her long time special friend and companion Gwen Pickett of Wyalusing, Pa. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson Kevin Anderson, brothers Ephraim "Albert" Wilcox, Jr., Louie Wilcox, Fayette Wilcox, Oliver "Willy" Wilcox, and sisters June Truesdale, Ruth Startzel, and Shirley Ann Wilcox.  A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Sheldon Funeral Home in Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Pat Newhart of the Beaver Meadows and South Auburn United Methodist Churches. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday, June 21, 2013.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Bradford County  Relay For Life , c/o PS Bank — Amy Huffman, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or the Wyalusing Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, c/o Mrs. Alice Matson, PO Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Towanda Daily Review – June 18, 2013    


WILLIAMSON Donald Joseph Williamson, Sr.

born Feb. 8, 1934, died June 7, 2013, at the age of 79.  He was born in Lansdale, N.J., to the late Paul and Dorothy (Raub) Williamson. Don married Margaret "Peggy" Hallinger in 1955. They lived in Stroudsburg, from 1960 to 1975. From 1975 to 1987 they lived in Bangor, Pa., owner of the Oak and Maple Inn.   He was an owner and operator of his trucking company before retiring. Don's love of farming led them to move to Mansfield in 1987 to fulfill his dream. Don was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1955.  Don is survived by three daughters, Donna (Randy) Horn of Bangor, Elaine (Thomas) Turek of Mansfield, Maylene Wallace of Pen Argyl; and a son, Donald of Pen Argyl. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Werkeisar of Columbia, N.J. and his constant companion, Monte. Don's brother, Paul (Chub) Jr. preceded him in death in 1998.  Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 15, from 2 to 3 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bath VA Hospital, San Juan Ave., Bath, N.Y. 14810 or to Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 12, 2013 


WOOD Ann Wood

died on June 3, 2013. She died at her beloved farm home surrounded by her nephews Nubby (Andrew) Fudala Jr. and Tom Wood. Ann will be remembered for her willingness to leave all decisions in the Lord's hands, knowing that He had the best plans for her. A Celebration of Ann's Life will be held at 2 PM on Sunday June 9 at the United Methodist Church of Odessa. Ann was an active member of the Odessa United Methodist Church. She enjoyed the friendships and mutual faith that she found in worshiping there. She had a special fondness for Shelia and Rich Price. Ann will be remembered for her generosity and kind words. She had a special talent for baking apple pies and enjoyed sharing them. She was also an avid quilter and made many special quilts for her family members. Ann will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law, special friend and confidant Mable Wood. They were neighbors and shared many cups of tea together. Ann's happiest days were spent with her family, her daughter Cherith (John) Keeton, Evie (Greg) Noden, grandchildren Leah Hooper, Forrest, Maeve & Marshall Keeton and Mariah Noden, partner Dick Dodge, sister, Charlotte McCarty and many nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by her partner Dick Dodge, only son Frederick Swader, parents, Charles and Vera Wood, brothers, Tim & Fred Wood and sisters Alma Fudala and Ester Hayes. Memorial donations may be directed to Odessa United Methodist Church or the Salvation Army.   Star Gazette – June 7, 2013


WOODWARD Merle Edward Woodward

85, of Zephyrhills, Fla., died June 6, 2013 at Gulfside Regional Hospice. He retired from Xerox as a production manager after many years.  Survivors include his beloved wife of 17 years Sandra Woodward of Zephyrhills; grandchildren Zachariah Fitzgerald of Rancho Cucamonga, Joshua Fitzgerald of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., Jamie Steinberg, Cathedral City, Calif. and Rachel Woodward of Glendora, Calif.; step-children Lynne Durfee of Pine City, N.Y., Brian Swaw of Schellsburg, Pa. and Bethanne Snauley, of Indian Rocks Breach, Fla.; three great-grandsons; seven step-grandchildren. Visitation will be 10-12 noon Thursday, June 13 at Hodges Family Funeral Home, Zephyrhills, Fla. with a service following at noon. He will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.  Towanda Daily Review – June 8, 2013



? Kathryn A. Alexander

age 96, died on June 5, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband of over 71 years, Charles Alexander. Kathryn is survived by her children, Bonnie & Merle Baker of Odessa, NY, Charles & Susie Alexander, Mission, TX and Verne & Virginia Alexander, Watkins Glen, NY; grandchildren Merle (BJ) III, Michael, Brenda, Stacey, Tracey, Jean Marie, Joel and Jeanne; 14 great-children; 3 great-great children and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Kathryn attended the Odessa Methodist Church, was a member of the United Methodist Women and was very active with the ARC of Schuyler County.   Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 5 to 8 PM. Funeral service will be held on June 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Odessa Methodist Church with interment to follow at the Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Star Gazette – June 8, 2013


? Nancy Rogers Yaeger

former Elmira resident, died peacefully June 1, 2013, in Durham, North Carolina. Born in New York City in 1929, she was the wife of the late David J. Yaeger, and mother of Robin Y. Swift, Jonathan Yaeger (Michelle), Suzanne and Lisa Anne (deceased) Yaeger. She was the beloved grandmother of David Swift, and Kathryn and Jonathan M. Yaeger. A 1951 graduate of Elmira College, Nancy was an advertising copywriter, Star Gazette columnist under the pseudonym Toni Peters, and published author of adult and children's books. The proud founder of the Pupil Assistance in Learning (PAL) program, Nancy was active in the civic and artistic life of Elmira. Funeral arrangements: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.  Star Gazette – June 7, 2013   

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