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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.

ANDREWS Alice Neally VanHorn

born 6/28/23 in Conifer, NY, the daughter of Leonard Cogswell Andrews and Estella Long Andrews. Alice died on June 27, 2013 two hours and fifteen minutes short of her 90th birthday. Alice grew up in Galeton, Pa.  She graduated from Robert Packer School of Nursing in 1944 and worked 42 years as a Registered Nurse. Alice’s career included being an office nurse for Dr. Thomas H. Argue, as Assistant Director of Nursing at Founders Pavilion and as the Director of Nursing Cole Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1986. She was predeceased by husband Samuel J. Neally and her beloved sister Eva Andrews. Alice is survived by son Joe (Jan) Neally and daughter Cathy Neally the joys of her life.  She was proud beyond measure to be the grandmother of Allison Neally Goebbert (Steve), Laura Neally, Morgan Neally Kitlinski (Jeremy) and Andrew Neally (Taylor). She celebrated each great grandchild: Zoe and Ezra Goebbert, Noah Kitlinski, Violet Neally. Alice loved her church and church family (First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats).  The family will welcome relatives and friends to the Big Flats Community Center, Maple St., Big Flats, NY on Saturday, July 6, 2013 from 11:30 - 12:30PM. Funeral Service will follow with the Rev. Richard Price.   Star Gazette – June 30, 2013


BARRETT Lloyd Barrett

60, well-known resident of Columbia Cross Roads and beloved husband of Connie (Ameigh) Barrett died on June 17, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital. The family will provide flowers and suggest memorials go to the Austinville Church or the American Leukemia Society.  Arrangements, when complete, will be announced by Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.   Towanda Daily Review – June 19, 2013    



When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, remember the love that we have shared, and that will comfort thee......Lois E. Twigg, 78, of W. River Rd., Nichols died on Tuesday evening, June 18, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Lois was born on January 2, 1935 in Sayre, Pa a daughter of the late George and Beatrice (Manahan) Barrowcliff. She was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1953. On July 25, 1954 she married Harvey R. Twigg and together they celebrated nearly 59 years of marriage. Lois was a member of the Nichols United Methodist Church where she actively participated with the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed tending to her garden, lovingly caring for her flowers and canning. Mom, If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.  Lois is survived by her husband of 59 years, Harvey L. Twigg, her children: Kenn and Barb Twigg of Litchfield; Richard and Beth Twigg of Navarre, Fla; Lisa and Paul Cruz of San Antonio, Texas; her special grandchildren: Shannon, Jason, Casey, Austin, Caleb, Courtney; great grandchildren: Jarrod and Kylea. She is also survived by her siblings: Joyce Stodart of Dallas, TX; Merton (Linda) Barrowcliff of Colorado Springs, CO; Nellie Ruth (Sam) Franklin of Locke, NY; Donald “Frank” (Pat) Barrowcliff of Ulster, Pa; sister-in-law: Norma Barrwcliff; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Lois was predeceased by her parents George and Beatrice Barrowcliff; her brothers George Barrowcliff, Harvey Barrowcliff and a sister Dixie Kepner.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 3-5 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Lois’ life will be held on Monday, June 24th at 11 am at the Nichols United Methodist Church with her pastor Rev. Dan Martin, officiating. A period of visitation will also be held from 10 – 11 at the church on Monday. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols United Methodist Church, 122 Bliven Street, Nichols, NY 13812 in loving memory of Lois E. Twigg.  Funeral home obituary – June 20, 2013    


BERGEY Shurle Arlene Bergey McNeal

of Warren went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.  She was the daughter of Nelson Harold Tyson Bergey and Kate Elisabeth Weik Bergey, and was born in a Danbury, Conn., hospital on Sept. 22, 1928. She was infant baptized March 30, 1930, at the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Lebanon, Pa. She attended schools in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. While attending school, she typed for a Justice of the Peace and did other countless jobs during youth. She graduated from Towanda High School in 1947. She worked in Towanda as a secretary for Northern Penn from 1947 to 1950 and for Dupont from 1950 to 1953.  Shurle loved the Lord Jesus Christ and her family and put them first throughout her life. She enjoyed God's creation, especially pruning plants. She and her husband tithed to The Gideons International, Braille Bibles International, PCAP and charities. On Sept. 22, 1959, she was baptized by the Lord's Holy Spirit of love and continually distributed His Holy Scriptures—evangelizing Christ's love and His coming soon (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 and John 14:6). She is survived by sons, Wayne Christian McNeal and Hollister David McNeal, and wife, Sheryle; twin grandsons, Isaac Hollister McNeal and John Thomas McNeal, all of Warren, Pa.; her brother, Hans Bergey, and wife, Hilja, Hope, R.I.; and by several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Allen McNeal on Nov. 17, 2012, whom she married on April 4, 1953, at the Towanda Methodist Church, where they were members; her sister, Vivienne Howard on March 31, 1977; and her brother, David Bergey in June 2002.  Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Warren Alliance Church, 278 Kinzua Road, Route 59, Warren, at which time a funeral service will be held with Jim Chapman, Head Elder, officiating. Burial will follow at Warren County Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the Warren Alliance Church Benevolent Fund, 278 Kinzua Road, Warren, PA 16365.  Towanda Daily Review – June 20, 2013



Age 71 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday June 15, 2013. Larry was born on August 22, 1941 in Harriman, TN to the late Clarence Denton and Ovalene Reynolds Borum. He married his wife Joanne Herko on April 14, 1964 and recently celebrated their 49th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. Borum was a Veteran serving his country with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1961-1966 during the Vietnam War. He was a retired Corrections Officer for the NYS Department of Corrections in Elmira, NY. Larry was a member of the Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297. He was predeceased by his sister Polly Barnett. Larry loved his family and cherished the times spent with them. Larry is survived by his loving wife Joanne Herko Borum; daughter: Cynthia Friedman of Glen Cove LI, NY; granddaughter: Lauren Friedman and grandson: Andrew Friedman of Glen Clove, LI, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: Jerry and Betsy Borum of Harriman, TN; Paul and Sonja Borum of Oakridge, TN; sister and brother-in-law: Brenda and Allen Webb of Oakridge, TN; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Veronica "Ronnie" Lepkowski of Pine Valley, NY; Grace and Robert Shepard of Horseheads, NY; Joseph Herko of Avondale, AZ; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. It was Larry's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Larry's Graveside Services on Saturday June 29, 2013 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery where Full Military Honors will be accorded to Mr. Borum. Those wishing may remember Larry through donations to the SPCA RT 352 Elmira, NY 14903 or to the American Cancer Society 1316 College Avenue Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.   Star Gazette – June 19, 2013


BOWER June Louise (Bower) Soule

fondly known as "G," "Gram," and "Grammy," of Reynoldsville, NY died June 25, 2013 at the age of 91. She was born May 12, 1922 to Raymond and Agnes Donnelly Bower. Upon graduation from Trumansburg Central School she attended the Practical Business School in Ithaca. In 1941 she and Harold were married and moved to Baltimore, MD. They returned to the area the following year and began raising their family. She enjoyed doing craft shows and attending her grandchildren's and great grandchildren's school events. A real sports enthusiast, at the age of 12 she became an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She enjoyed NASCAR and was a loyal Jeff Gordan fan. She was a member of the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church and the Reynoldsville Community Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold, in 1986. After his death she worked for SCSEP in Watkins Glen under the direction of Linda Pierce. She is survived by her daughters, Sharron (John) Emrick, Shirley Soule, and Denise (Robert) Mahaney, son, Jeffrey (Mary June) Soule; grandchildren, Paige (Tim) Rumsey, Nicole Emrick, Megan Albertsman, Ryan (Jeff) Heichel, Sadye (Rob) Halpin, Taylor Soule, Bo (Tanya) Mahaney, and Blake (Alicia) Mahaney; and 14 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Friday, June 28, 4-6 p.m., followed by a memorial service at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY. The committal service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church, Building and Repair Fund, Rte. 227, Burdett, NY 14818; to CareFirst 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; or a charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – June 30, 2013


BOYCE Richard C. Boyce

74, Brockport, died 06-13-2013.   Arrangements: Ness-Sibley Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – June 18, 2013


BRACE Lois H. Crooker

77, of Caton, NY, went to be with her Savior on June 20, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born September 13, 1935, in Corning, NY the daughter of John and Helen Brace. Lois was a 1953 graduate of Northside High School. She married Philip R. Crooker on February 18, 1956. Lois was an Executive Secretary in the Patent Department of Corning Incorporated and retired in 1991 with 38 years of service. Lois was a lifelong member of the Caton United Methodist Church. She also was a member of the Caton Fire Department Ladies Auxillary. Lois loved working in her flower garden, baking various desserts and spending time at their cabin in the Adirondack Mountains. She also enjoyed watching the birds at their feeders. She is survived by her husband, Philip R. Crooker of Caton and sisters Phyllis (Vaughn) Shepherd of Knoxville, PA and Virginia (Bob) Adams of Beaver Dams, NY; brothers-in-law, Theodore (Jan) Crooker, David (Lillian) Crooker; sisters-in-law Marilyn (Tom) Spruck, Janice (Gary) Smith and Priscilla (Ed) Rial and many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the Caton United Methodist Church with Rev. Beth Bouwens officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton. Memorial donations may be made in Lois' memory to the Caton United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  Star Gazette – June 23, 2013  


BROWN Alice Faye Erickson

77, of Ulysses, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Lawrenceville.  Born Mar. 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 by Galeton Production and Electri-Cord in Westfield. Faye was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Brookland, Pa. Surviving, besides her husband, James, are children, Russell (Kathy) Fuhrer, Whitneyville; Randy (Jackie) Fuhrer, Harrison Valley; Lorrie (Steve) Hanes, Westfield; Brian (Sherry) Fuhrer, Harrison Valley; Robin Rice, Westfield; Kathy (John) Dotzel, York; Richard (Susan) Erickson, Ulysses; Tamie (Jim Wickenheiser) Buckwalter, Columbia, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Charleen Gilbert, Gaines; Gail (Robert Sr.) Ruef, Westfield; a brother, Dayton (Joyce) Brown, Germania; a brother-in-law, Hervey Erickson, Coneville, Pa.; nieces and nephews.  Friends called Wednesday, June 19, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, where funeral services were held on Thursday at 11 a.m. Rev. Kristi Webster officiated. Burial was in Fox Hill Cemetery, Ulysses.  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 21, 2013    


BRYAN Ronald Bryan

73, of Canton, Pa., died at home while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, following a courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Williamsport, Pa., on April 28, 1940, Ronald Glen "Ron" Bryan was a son of the late Emory J. and Dorothy J. (Brown) Bryan. He attended Montoursville area schools. On June 6, 1959, Ron married the former Bonnie Soper in Proctor and they made their home in Ralston. In earlier years, he was employed at the Blair Sawmill in Barbours, later at the Lundy Lumber Co. and Lonza Chemicals both in Williamsport. He also worked for over 45 years for the Ralston Water Authority. Ron was very active and a lifetime member of the Ralston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Association serving as a past fire chief, an officer and ambulance driver. He was a member of Canton's V.F.W. Post 714, Moose Lodge #429, the Red Run Rod and Gun Club of Ralston and the NRA. Special times to Ron were shared with family, the grandkids and his "pumpkin" Vayda. He was an outdoors enthusiast enjoying camping at Hillsgrove, mowing grass at Mill Hill Manor and tending his own yard and gardens. He also adored his dogs. In addition to his wife, Bonnie, surviving are his children, James E. (Annie Looney) Bryan and Debra (Rodman "Bum") Holmes all of Canton; five grandchildren, Mickel M. Bryan, Vayda M. Bryan, Tyler J. Kutz, Maddy M. Kutz and Randi J. Kutz; a brother, Emerson Bryan of Hughesville; mother-in-law, Jane Soper (Nelson Buckwalter) of Ralston; sister-in-law, Marilynn (Alfred) Route of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins; also his dog and special companion, Doc.  He was predeceased by his mother in 2004; his father in 2007; an infant daughter, Karen M. in 1970; father-in-law, Gerald Soper in 1983; and brother-in-law, Gary Soper in 1982. Calling hours are 6–7 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Pastor Ann Overmiller will officiate the memorial service at 7 p.m. A private burial will be in Barbours Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and suggest memorials to the Ralston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Assoc. P.O. Box 1 Ralston, PA 17763.  Towanda Daily Review – June 20, 2013   


BURD Robert J. “Bobby” Burd, Jr.

age 29, of Westfield, PA died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Born September 23, 1983 in East Stroudsburg, PA, he is the son of Robert J. Burd, Sr. and Josefina Aikens. He is survived by his daughter, Kaydince Burd of Florida; his parents, George Jr. and Josefina Aikens of Westfield, PA; three brothers, George Aikens, III of Westfield, James Aikens of Westfield and Adam Burd of Elkland; a sister, Julie Aikens of Elkland; grandmother, Patricia Burd of Westfield and grandparents, Jose and Maria Ruibal of NJ; his nieces and nephew, Raiden Burd and Faith, Hope and Heaven Houghtaling; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. Burd, Sr. Bobby was loved and will be missed by his family. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Monday from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Burial will be in Fairmont, NJ with his family.  Star Gazette – June 20, 2013 


CAPWELL Phyllis Marie Buskirk

83, of Waverly, N.Y., died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Phyllis was born in Waverly on February 28, 1930, the daughter of Ralph and Myrtle Larabee Capwell. She was a member of The Humane Society of the United States. Phyllis enjoyed doing puzzles and crocheting. She was devoted to her family and loved spending time with them.   Phyllis is survived by her children, Sandy Yates, Rachel Proctor, Harvalee Shaffer, Ralph Buskirk and wife, Annie, Linda Godshall and husband, LaVern, Harvey Buskirik Jr. and wife, Mary, James Buskirk and wife, Lori, and Michael Buskirk and wife Charnell; step-daughter, Joyce Miller and husband, Richard; friend, Angelo; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, cousins, and two cats.  In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Buskirk in 1993; infant daughter, Angel Buskirk; and grandson, Joseph Shanks.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in memory of Phyllis. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, is assisting the family with arrangements.  Sayre Morning Times – June 21, 2013


CELASCHI Gloria Anne Jones

of 8407 Crosslake Drive, Fairfax Station, VA, formerly of Big Flats, NY and The Villages, FL died on Sunday, June 16, 2013 in the Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA. Born in Kansas City, MO, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Norma (Grossi) Celaschi. She married Allan R. Jones on November 11, 1958 in Geneva, NY. He predeceased her on February 16, 2005. Gloria graduated from Corning Free Academy and later from Corning Community College. She was a marketing associate, employed by Dresser-Rand in Painted Post for several years. Gloria was an avid painter and enjoyed the time she spent nurturing her family and grandchildren. She was a competitive Scrabble player and a big NY Yankees and Giants fan. Gloria is survived by one daughter: Kathleen (David) Olsen of Springfield, VA and two sons: Scott (Robin) Jones of New City, NY and Jefferey (Erin) Jones of Horseheads, NY; sister, Carol (Rock) Palmer of Westfield, MA; grandchildren: Michael, Ricky, Kathleen, McKenna, Margaret, and Genevive; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Brian Jones and her sister Evelyn Pember. Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Services will follow at 1:00PM with Pastor Rick Price of the Big Flats First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in Corning.    Star Gazette – June 20, 2013    


CICERCHI Philip J. Cicerchi

of Corning, 82, retired owner and president of Top Tile of New York and New Jersey, died peacefully on June 20 surrounded by his loving family, after a two-and-a-half year battle with esophageal cancer. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Eleanor T. Cicerchi; three children, Dr. Michael (Janis) Cicerchi of Colorado, Renee Cicerchi (Dennis Sullivan) of New Hampshire, and Alison (Michael) Durinzi of Pennsylvania; and two step children, Amy Weskerna (Ranjan) Saha of Australia and Robert (Anna) Weskerna of Florida. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Katie and Christina Cicerchi, Danny Sperl, Megan Sperl (Calvin) Legge, Renee and Andi Ryan and Nicholas Durinzi; five step grandchildren: Rohan and Ishana Saha, Lev Weskerna, and Michelle and Marissa Durinzi; and two great grandchildren. Born in 1930 in Cleveland, OH, to Evelyn Komm Cicerchi and Philip Cicerchi, both of whom predeceased him, he grew up in Lakewood, OH. As a member of the Class of 1949 at Lakewood High School, he lettered in basketball, playing left guard and starting every varsity game he played. He attended Baldwin Wallace College on a basketball scholarship, later serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Monmouth, NJ as a field telephone equipment instructor during the Korean War. He entered the flooring business when he joined Top Tile in Albany, NY, in 1962 as a salesman, later rising to the position of president of the company, which had 26 locations in the East at the time. In 1974 he started his own business, Top Tile, in Dover, NJ. Over the next 10 years he opened four additional stores in Newton, NJ and Elmira, Endicott, and Binghamton, NY, a warehouse, and expanded the business to include kitchens and bathrooms, also changing the name of the company to Top Tile of NY and NJ. He retired in 2000. He and his wife were long-time residents of River Vale, NJ. They moved to Corning, her hometown, in 2002. Known for his remodeling and woodworking skills, he served as chair of the building committee for the Bergen County (NJ) chapter of Habitat for Humanity from 1995 to 2000. He held a pilot's license for more than 60 years and, at the time of his death, was helping his son build a Quest Air Venture high-performance airplane. He also enjoyed traveling to Europe, Asia, and Australia with his wife and playing poker at the Marconi Lodge and Elks Club of Corning. Calling hours will be Thursday, June 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 West Pulteney Street in Corning. A memorial service will be held at the same location on Friday, June 28, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to Care First, formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY or to the charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – June 22, 2013      


CLINE Rodney L. Cline

age 76 of Westfield, PA died on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Born February 18, 1937 in Gardners, PA, he was the son of the late Thurston and Ruth (Rinehardt) Cline. Rodney was a US Army veteran and retired from New Cumberland Army Depot. He was one of the original dispatchers for Cumberland County Mutual Aid and Fire network, now 911. He was a former Deputy Sheriff for Cumberland County, a former member of Carlisle Police Dept. as K-9 handler and trainer, and a Deputy Fish Warden. Rodney was a member of Friendship Hose Com. in Newville, PA, the Citizens Fire Co. in Mt. Holly Springs, PA and Cumberland Fire Co. in Carlisle, PA. He also was past president of the Westfield Rod and Gun Club. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Westfield; a son, William (Perri) Cline of Newville, PA; a daughter, JoEllen Wiser of Newville, PA; two step daughters, Vickie (Brian) Card Ozzone of Wappingers Falls, NY and Lorie Card of Concord, NC; a step brother, T. Edward Cline of Carlisle, PA; two step sisters, Vickie Gross and Marie Todd, both of Carlisle, PA; six grandchildren, Jocelyn (Rob) Hayslett, Lexi Cline, Dakota Foose, Garrett Cline, Natasha Foose and Zachary Wiser; one great granddaughter, Evelyn Hayslett and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.    Wellsboro Gazette – June 21, 2013 


CRANMER Russell E.

Van Etten NY: Age 78, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre PA. He is survived by his wife Patricia McCauley Cranmer; 5 sons, 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Private services will be held.  Star Gazette – June 30, 2013 


DOOHER Michael Patrick Dooher

76, of Georgetown, TX, died peacefully at home on June 12, 2013. He was born in Elmira, NY to John and Irene (Connell) Dooher. Mike was a member of the Elmira Free Academy class of 1955. After graduating from Syracuse University he enlisted in the United States Army. In 1964, Mike became a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and enjoyed a distinguished 26 year career. Mike fell in love with his wife, Deborah, in New York City. They were married in 1965 and raised two sons in his image. Mike and Debby enjoyed retirement in Petaluma, CA before moving in 2005 to Georgetown to be near the grandchildren he adored. Mike left a legacy of love, service, and duty to his family. He was a man of great character and was a loving husband and father. His quiet reserve, stoic demeanor, and sense of humor will be missed. Mike is survived by his wife, Deborah Dooher; son, John Dooher and fiancée Melissa Krum; son, Andrew Dooher and wife Holly; grandchildren, Emma and Jack; brother, John Dooher and wife Mary; sister, Christie Day and husband Robert. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013, at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Andice, TX. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, TX.   Star Gazette – June 25, 2013   


ERVAY Richard (Dick) Ervay Jr.

70, of Montour Falls, NY, went to be with his Lord on June 18, 2013 after a brave battle of 18 years with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Calling hours will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22nd, at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 North Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865. Funeral service will be held immediately following with burial at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa, NY. Dick was born in Elmira, NY on April 27, 1943. He worked for the NYS Department of Transportation for 30 years. Dick was a member of Cayutaville Methodist Church and enjoyed many visits from Pastor Steve DeWalt and members of the congregation. For many years Dick was a member of the Millport Volunteer Fire Department. Dick was a very active outdoors person who enjoyed hunting, and working with his hands, building, or working on his yard. He enjoyed NASCAR, playing cards, bowling, and most of all was dedicated to his church. Dick is predeceased by his father, Richard Ervay Sr., and Arthur Granville, stepfather, and Robert Granville. Dick is survived by his wife, Gloria of 35 years; his mother, Ruth Matejka Granville of Erin, NY; siblings, Connie Onesky of Granite City, IL, Jeanne Dolaway of Erin, NY and Joanne (Buel) Lungsford, Georgia; brother, Kerry Ervay, Granite, IL. He is also survived by his children, Ronald Ervay of North Carolina, Jeffrey Ervay (Michele) of Horseheads, NY, Brian (Patricia) Ervay of Watkins Glen, NY, and Corey (Megan) of Lebanon, PA; stepchildren, Cindy (Charles) Whitford of Horseheads, NY, Sherry Stigall of Melbourne, FL; sister-in-law, Hilma Granville. He is also survived by many grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and his special pet and companion, Holly. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, P.O. Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865. We are thankful for good neighbors who have been with us these many years. The family is also so very appreciative of the care given by Community Home and Health Care of Ithaca. Special thanks to Joan Murphy and the many dedicated and compassionate nurses that provided comfort and care for Richard in his home.   Star Gazette – June 20, 2013


FARMER Marilyn Farmer Norman

Age 67 life long resident of Pine City, NY. died Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Services celebrating Marilyn's life will be held on a date that will be announced.   Star Gazette – June 21, 2013


FARRELL Francis J. (Frank) Farrell

age 58, of Dushore, Pa., owner of the Canton Auto Parts, died on Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Mich., after a brief illness.  Frank was born June 25, 1954, a son of Joseph G. & Valeria T. Stortini Farrell. He graduated from the Sullivan County High School, a member of the class of 1972. He attended his 40th class reunion last year. After high school, Frank worked for PennDOT as a surveyor until entering the U.S. Army where he served from 1978 to 1981. After returning from the Army he moved to Troutman, N.C., where he worked in the construction of the new GTE Sylvania plant and continued working at the new plant for GTE. He later moved to Littleton, Colo., where he worked in computer programing for Western Geo Physical Corp for several years. He returned home in 2002 and worked for Farrell Auto Supply in Dushore, Pa., before he purchased Canton Auto Parts Inc., a NAPA store, in 2003. Frank was a member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore, Pa.  Surviving Frank are two brothers, Gerald J. (Maria) Farrell of Dushore, Pa., and James J. Farrell of Dushore, Pa.; sister-in-law, Rose P. Farrell of Dushore, Pa.; nieces and nephews, Scott (Anastasia) Farrell of Dushore, Pa., Steven (Jennifer) Farrell of Dushore, Pa., Angela (Jeff) Higley of Forksville, Pa., and Carie (Jay) Cory of Monroeton, Pa.; great nieces and nephews, Derek Farrell, Alexandar Farrell, Ava Farrell, Morgan Farrell and Rayanna Higley; and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond J. Farrell on April 10, 2001.  Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph J. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013.  The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be directed to St. Basil's Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614.  Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa., and by members of the PA Military Forces Honor Guard.  Towanda Daily Review – June 30, 2013   


GARVER Mark F. Garver

74, of Bentley Creek, Pa., died Monday, June 24, 2013, at his home following declining health.  Mark was born in Milroy, Pa., on August 21, 1938, the son of John Ellis Garver and Laura Runk Garver. He was a graduate of Armugh-Brown High School in Milroy and the Williamsport Technical Institute. On July 13, 1963, he married the former Susan Jane Wieder at St. Luke's Church in Allentown, Pa. Mark retired from AT&T in 1999 following 35 years of service in Allentown. Mark and Susan later moved to Bentley Creek, Pa., where they operated a small farm. Mark was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Coopersburg, Pa., Greenleaf Lodge No. 561 F.& A.M., Tall Cedars of Lebanon Lodge, Allentown, Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Lehigh, Allentown and Shriner's International, Blandon, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Susan J. Garver at home; sons, Eric M. Garver and wife Deanne of Tunkhannock, Pa., Kristian I. Garver, Kyle A. Garver and wife Caroline of Nanaimo, B.C.; grandchildren, Daniel, Katrina and Evan; a sister, Ruth Miller of Allentown; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.  The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Jeff Wilkinson, Guthrie Hospice Chaplain, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be private in the Schenck Cemetery, Howard, Pa.  Contributions may be directed to the Dialysis Unit of the Robert Packer Hospital, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848, in Mark F. Garver's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – June 30, 2013    


GHARIS William Jay Gharis

82, of Towanda, died on Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, Pa.  William was born on Oct. 17, 1930, in Dallas, Texas, the son of the late Harry and Bernice Reich Gharis. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Gharis and their four children.  Abiding by William's request, there will be no services. Interment will be at a later date in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, is assisting the family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – June 30, 2013 


HALLETT Richard Lee Hallett Sr.

Richard Lee Hallett, Sr., age 64 of Cresco, PA and formerly of Elkland, PA, died on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Golden Living Nursing Home in East Stroudsburg, PA. Born November 27, 1948 in Elkland, PA, he was the son of the late Carl and Louise (Wood) House. He is survived by his sons, Richard Jr. (Donna) Hallett of Elkland, PA and Lennie (Kelly) Hallett of Osceola, PA; a daughter, Carrie (Steven White) Robinson of Osceola, PA; 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, his companion, Susan Cofield of Cresco, PA; brothers, Harry “Bud” (Nora) Hallett of Middlebury Center, PA, Bob (Sharon) Hallett of Georgia and Bill House of Nelson, PA and a sister, Virginia (Carl, Jr.) Potter of Palmyra, NY. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara and Norma. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA on Saturday from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 1:00 PM with Rev. Larry O’Dell officiating.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 21, 2013 


HERMAN James William Herman

47, of Monroeton, Pa., died Tuesday morning, June 25, 2013.  James was born March 20, 1966 in Norristown, Pa. He was formerly employed by the Taylor Packing Company in Wyalusing, Pa., for a number of years. He will be missed by many.  He is survived by his son James Thomas Herman (Danielle Birks) of Ulster, Pa.; daughter Angel Herman (Alex Robles) of Greensboro, N.C.; grandchildren Kaylob Herman and Emma Robles; mother and step-father Laura L. Nolan Higgins and Jackson Higgins of Bluff City, Tenn.; step-mother Sarah Herman of Towanda; sister and brother-in-law Cheryl and Michael Stacy of Bluff City, Tenn.; step-sisters Vickie (John III) Herman of Wyalusing, Mary (Joe) Lane of Milan; step-brothers Benjamin (Monica) Bailey of New Albany; Arnold (Carla) Brimmer of Towanda; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many relatives; mother of his children Tammy (Keith) Fowler of Ulster; special friends Amanda Maddox and family, John Bailey, Keith Fowler and his beloved canine companions, Patches and Gidget.  He was preceded in death by his father Clyde T. Herman; infant brother Daniel Thomas Herman and step-brother Ronald Vincent.  A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. Contributions in assistance to the family may be directed to Laura L. Higgins, 304 Lakeview Circle, Bluff City, TN 37618 in James William Herman's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – June 30, 2013   


HMIEL Richard P. Hmiel

55, Elmira, died 06-16-2013.   Arrangements: James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – June 19, 2013


HOLTZINGER Howard Michael "Jake" Holtzinger

60 of Lancaster, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in York.  Born Sept. 7, 1952, in Columbia, he was the son of Sara (Shaw) Shumway of Lancaster and the late Howard F. Holtzinger.  He is survived by a sister, Heidi Finefrock of Lancaster; a brother, Richard Holtzinger and his wife Tina of York; three nieces and a nephew.  Following cremation, a private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Etzweiler Funeral Home,York is in charge of arrangements.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 22, 2013 


HOPKINS Harold Hopkins

76, of Roaring Branch, Pa., died Tuesday evening, June 18, 2013, at Williamsport Hospital.  Born on May 2, 1937, in Williamsport, Harold Raymond "Hal" Hopkins was a son of the late Harold Hopkins, Sr. He was a member of the Canton High School Class of 1955. In 1956, Hal served in the U.S. Army in Korea for a year. He later earned a bachelor’s of science in education from Seaton Hall in South Orange, N.J. On Oct. 10, 1964, he married the former Dorothy Dolobach in Elizabeth, N.J. They shared 49 years together and raised three children.  Hal was employed as vice president of Prudential Insurance Asset Management for more than 35 years until retiring in 1995. His memberships included Canton's St. Michael's Catholic Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister, served on their finance committee and was a member of their Knights of Columbus, Canton's Lions Club and V.F.W. Post 714 and a member of the CASD school board.  Hal was happiest when working on one of his many projects. He was a "jack of all trades" type who could work on vehicles and make household repairs. He also was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying farming, gardening, hunting, fishing and woodworking.  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; children, Christopher (Eileen) Hopkins of Durham, N.C., Daniel (Donna) Hopkins of Rock Hill, S.C. and Jennifer (John) Capillo of Riverside, N.J.; four grandchildren, Quinn and Maya Hopkins, Jonathan Hopkins and Jack Capillo; a sister, Donna (Donald) Williams of Mendon, Vt.  Hal's family invites friends to call from 12–2 p.m. on Friday at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton and from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 22. A mass of Christian burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Canton. Those who wish may make memorials in Mr. Hopkins's name to Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers, c/o M. Jannone, CASD 139 E. Main St. Canton, PA 17724.  Towanda Daily Review – June 20, 2013


HOWELL Liam Ford

infant son of Robert Clifford and Candace Marie Brower Howell, III of Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.  He was born June 14, 2013 in Coudersport, PA.  Surviving besides his parents are: two brothers, Harley Thompson-Brower and Robert Hugh Howell; two sisters, Gabrielle Thompson-Brower and Katarina Faye Howell; maternal grandparents, Bill and Wendy Brower of Genesee, PA; maternal great-grandmother, Roberta Kelly of Lake Ariel, PA; aunts, uncles, and cousins.   He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Robert Clifford Howell, Jr. and Ina Faye Howell.   A private service will be held at a later date.   Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – June 22, 2013    


HUNT Sylvia Kay Huber

age 77, of Horseheads, NY, formerly of Seneca Street in Corning, NY, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Sylvia was born on August 17, 1935 in Corning to Myron and Gladys (Lee) Hunt. She married Philip Huber on July 27, 1957 at Christ Church in Corning. She was a graduate of Northside High School and Corning Community College. She had worked as a cashier for over thirty years with Fay's Drugs, Fays - Brooks, Eckerd's, and Rite Aid Pharmacies. Sylvia was the President of the Corning Area United Taxpayers Association, a member of the Corning Painted Post School Board for 8 years, started the PTA at Gregg School, was a Literacy Advocate in several schools, a Cub Scout Den Mother, and a Girl Scout Leader. She is survived by her husband, Philip; daughter, Sandra Huber of Horseheads; son, Stephen (Mariana) Huber of Painted Post; two sisters, Janet "Pat" Gridley of Corning and Phyllis Newman of Jamestown, NY; two brothers, George (Awanda) Hunt of Corning and Don Hunt of Horseheads; two grandchildren, Daniel Huber and Christopher Huber; nieces and nephews, Sharon (John) McCormick, Don (Erma) Hunt, Nancy Preston, Debra (Terry) Kittner, and Timothy Hunt; close friend, Nancy Huber of Southport, NC; and many special friends. Sylvia was predeceased by her daughter, Amy Jo Huber; a sister, Jacquelyn Ripley; and by a nephew, William Gridley. Friends are invited to a calling hour at Christ Episcopal Church, 39 East First Street in Corning from 10 until 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013, followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Charles Tyo officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Caton. The family will provide flowers and ask that memorial donations be made in Sylvia's name to Christ Episcopal Church, 39 East First Street, Corning, NY 14830 or to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901. Sylvia's family has entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E First Street in Corning.  Star Gazette – June 30, 2013 


HUNTLEY A. David Huntley

died unexpectedly from a stroke on June 8, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born in Elmira, NY on March 9, 1941 to Arthur G. and Clarissa Jayne (Murtaugh) Huntley. He is predeceased by his parents and his brother James. He graduated from SHS class of 1959 and Buffalo State. He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy. Dave worked as an insurance adjuster for many companies before opening his own business, Cross State Claims in Syracuse, NY. Dave did a lot of volunteer work, PBS Channel, CASA, and advocate for AIDS patients in Syracuse and Phoenix. Dave was always for the underdog. He is survived by a son Jeremy (fiancé Tiffany) and a daughter Julie; three grandchildren, Angelina, Althea, and James; sister Pam Fitzpatrick; sister-in-law Pat Huntley; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Star Gazette – June 23, 2013     


JURELL John S. Jurell

90, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, June 23, 2013. He was born on Jan. 13, 1923, in Lancaster, a son of the late Milton and Effie (Snyder) Jurell. Friends may call on Thursday, June 27, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Lititz Church of the Brethren, Lititz. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m., at the church with the Rev. Ralph Moyer officiating. Interment will be in the Longenecker Brethren Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to the church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 25, 2013 


LEECH Mary M. Briggs

age 92, of Clinton Crest Manor, formerly of Dundee, N.Y. died Thursday June 27, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester, N.Y.  Friends may call from 5:00 -7:00 pm Monday (July 1) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to charity of the donor's choice.  Mary was born February 12, 1921 in Millport, NY, the daughter of the late Harry and Annie Dodson Leech. On Sept. 24, 1938 in Penn Yan, NY she married the late Lawrence W. Briggs Sr.; he died on December 11, 2004. She was a former seamstress employed by Michael Stearns Clothing, of Penn Yan, and a former employee of the Dundee Specialty Company, retiring in 1977. She has lived in Penn Yan since 2009, having lived in the same house on Union St. in Dundee for 53 years. Mrs. Briggs was a past member of Ladies of the Moose Lodge #1519; enjoyed collecting antiques, and going to family gatherings.  She is loved and will be missed by two sons Lawrence W. Briggs, Jr. of Binghamton, NY, Donald G. (Carolyn) Briggs of Weston, NY; a daughter Joyce M. Manley of Penn Yan, NY; 8 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson; numerous nieces, nephews, and in laws.   Besides her parents and husband, she was pre-deceased son-in-law Jerome Manley in 2008, and 2 brothers, and 5 sisters.   Funeral home obituary  – June 28, 2013   


LIPPINCOTT Norman R. Lippincott

of Farmington Township, formerly of Phillipsburg, N.J. and Saylorsburg, went to be with His Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2013.  Norman became a follower of our Lord Jesus Christ at age 75 in January 2011 and baptized on Father's Day 2011. He fiercely loves his earthly church at Oregon Hill Grace Chapel, Morris.  Norman is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn (Pedersen Armstrong) Lippincott; his sons, Norman Jr. (Annette) of Saylorsburg, Kevin of LaGrange, Maine; a daughter, Teri (Ron) Veazie of LaGrange, Maine; his eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; also four Armstrong stepsons, Clifton, Gunnar, Peter-Jon, Carl and 13 step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Helen (Mallory) Lippincott; three brothers, Bud, Harold, Jack; a sister; his first wife, Laura (McConnell) and his second wife, Raye Lee (Foose) Lippincott.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, country living, playing his ¾ Bass and telling nature stories. He was a United States Army veteran serving with the 4th Infantry Division and a member of the Phillipsburg New Jersey Lodge #52 F & AM, the Elkland Moose Lodge #746 and a former member of Relaxed Square Dance Club of Elmira, N.Y. Norman retired in 1997 with 42 years with J.T. Baker Mallinckrodt Co. as a pharmaceutical specialist. At Norman's request there are no visiting hours, however, a memorial service will be held at Oregon Hill Grace Chapel, 1410 Oregon Hill Rd., Morris, on Sunday, June 23, at 10:45 a.m. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 19, 2013 


MALLOW Alan Joseph Mallow

49, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Mr. Mallow was born to Joseph and Carolyn Mallow on Oct. 1, 1963, in Washington Court House, Ohio. He graduated from Washington Senior High School with the Class of 1982 and entered the U.S. Marine Corps in Sept. 1982 and retired in Oct. 2006. He served as Master Sergeant where he was a drill instructor for six years and a utilities chief for 18 years. During his military service, Alan completed extensive military training through several programs and as a result, he was awarded numerous medals based on his levels of achievement. After his military career, Alan became a contractor with Impact Recourses based in Virginia. He had been working in Afghanistan for the past three years. In high school, Alan was a member of the ROTC unit for four years where he held the position of Commander of the Color Guard multiple times, and was a member of the Drill and Rifle Teams. He was also active playing various sports including basketball, cross country and baseball, which was his favorite. He worked part-time at the Blue Drummer during high school. His passion for playing ball continued into adulthood as he competed in various adult softball leagues. His favorite pastime was watching baseball.  During his childhood, he attended St. Colman Catholic Church where he was an altar boy.  He is survived by his parents, Joe and Carolyn of Washington Court House, Ohio; his son, Kyle Mallow of Springfield, Mo.; daughter, Kristen Mallow and son Kurtis Mallow, both of Rome, Pa.; Sherrie Mallow, the mother of his children; his sister, Susan (Mike) Mills and brother Mark (Tamika) Mallow, both of Washington Court House, Ohio. He is also survived by three nieces and one nephew, aunts, uncles, and many cousins and friends that loved him dearly.  Alan was known as a giving person and even in death, his giving continues as his donation of tissues will touch the lives of so many in need.  Funeral services are pending and will be announced later. A memorial service in his hometown of Washington Court House, Ohio, is also being planned with details to be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Alan's name are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project via or by mail, Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – June 20, 2013 


MENDES André Lopes Mendes

age 81, of 44 Water St. Dundee, NY, formerly of Danbury, CT died Friday June 28, 2013 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, in Penn Yan, NY.  Friends may call from 4-6 pm Sunday (June 30) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a Catholic funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon Monday (July 1). Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.  André was born April 21, 1932 in Chancery, France, the son of the late Fernando and Alizira Borges Mendes Lopes. On April 28, 1957 in Ferreiroz do Dão, Portugal he married the former Margarida P. Da Luz Pereira. They moved to Danbury, Connecticut in 1961. He was a retired foreman employed by Austin Paving, of Danbury, CT, for 27 years, and for A & J Paving part time after his retirement. Mr. Mendes was a long time member of Portuguese American Club, the Sons of Portugal, the Danbury Moose Lodge, a Life Member of the North American Hunting Club, and the NRA. In his younger years, he loved rabbit hunting, and watching Boxing, and Soccer on TV, and socializing at "Marcel's Place".  He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 56 years, Margarida P. Mendes in Dundee; a son Marcel L. (Donna) Mendes of Poughkeepsie; a daughter Cilinia M. (Baird) Booth of Dundee; 3 granddaughters Kayla M. Mendes of Poughkeepsie, Corrina M and Cara L. Booth both of Dundee; 2 brothers Marcel (Natalie) Mendes, and Roger (Betty) Lopes both of Danbury, CT; numerous nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by a brother Antonio in France.   Star Gazette – June 30, 2013   


MILES Jane Kendall (Miles) Osgood

88, of Wellsboro, and formerly of Beverly, Mass., died peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2013, following an extended illness at The Green Home Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Wellsboro.  Jane was a daughter of the late Reuben M. Miles and Josephine (Minard) Miles. She was born on July 11, 1924, in Haverhill, Mass. Jane was married on June 12, 1949, to George E. Osgood, who predeceased her on April 18, 1994.  She is survived by a son, George E. Osgood Jr. of Wellsboro; his wife, Christine K. Osgood; grandchildren, William M. Osgood and Emily C. Osgood, both of Pittsburgh; sisters Elizabeth Sayers of West Kingston, N.H., Rebecca Lynch of Framingham, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Kendall M. Osgood in March 1960.  Jane was a long-time member of the Church in the Cove, Beverly, Mass. For many years, she helped her husband with the family business, Essex Lighting Service and also worked in the Beverly School District at Endicott College and at American Marine Model Gallery, Salem, Mass.  In keeping with her request, no public funeral services will be held. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.   Star Gazette – July 1, 2013   


MILLER William Miller

64, of Elkland, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013.   He was born Nov. 25, 1948, in Newark, N.J., a son of Lawrence and Sarah (Moran) Miller.

Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 29, 2013   


MONTANYE Robert L. Montanye

of Buffalo went to be with the Lord June 14, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born June 18, 1951. He is survived by his wife Deborah of Bloomfield, NY; sons: Richard (Donise) of Canandaigua, NY, Rodger of Bloomfield NY, and Daughters: Dianna of Canandaigua NY, and Melissa of Brockport NY. He is also survived by his mother Florence (Carl) Montanye of Waverly NY; brothers Charles (Viktoria) of Allegany NY and William of California; sisters, Joyce Shields of Duryea PA, Mary (Dave) Clark of Horseheads NY, and Susanna (John) Lane of Waverly NY. Robert had six grandchildren, Zach, Tyler, Abby Rose, Michelle, Anwar and Yushua. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Harold Montanye. Robert served in the Navy from 1972 to 1975, stationed on the USS Fulton. He loved anything to do with the outdoors and nature. He also loved to take things apart and see how things worked. A Memorial Service will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church on State Street in Millport, NY on July 14th at 3:00pm. Interned will be at the Bath National Cemetery at a later date at the family's convenience. Those wishing can send donations in Robert name to his church New Bethel Community Church at 175 Englewood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214   Star Gazette – July 1, 2013  


MOSHER Esther M. (Mitzie) McIlwain

Age 72, of the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira, NY, died at St. Joseph's Hospital Elmira, NY on Sunday, June 23, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Mitzie was born on December 19, 1940 in Elmira, NY. She was a retired, long-service employee of the Chemung County Nursing Facility where she resided for the last few years of her life. She was preceded in death by her loving son, Alan Blaney; her brother, James Mosher; her special sister-in-law, Yolanda Mosher; and her parents. She is survived by her daughters, Laura Kaul of Elmira, NY, Cindy (Mike) Abruzzese of North Syracuse, NY, Kim (Greg) Wheeler of Pine City, NY; her daughter-in-law, Maureen (Charlie) Kohnken of Horseheads, NY; her loving siblings: sister, Ruth Morse Taylor of Canton, PA and brothers, Chuck Mosher of Canton, PA, David (Linda Morse) of Williamsport, PA; sister-in-law, Sharon Mosher of Elmira, NY; her grandchildren, who she loved and cherished greatly, Joshua (Teresa Muccigrosso) Davis and Ian Wheeler of Pine City, NY, Jeremy Dunn of Elmira, NY, Kearston Dunn of Richmond, VA, Emily Blaney (Brian Grose) of Colchester, VT and Claire Blaney of Horseheads, NY; and great-granddaughters, Haley and Grayce Muccigrosso Davis. She is also survived by her estranged husband, Wayne McIlwain of Wellsburg, NY; many nieces and nephews who loved and cared for her over the years, including Tom and Cindy Coyle of Canton, PA and Ed and MaryBeth Mosher of Syracuse, NY; and special sister-in-law, Geraldine McIlwain of Clyde, NY. Mitzie had many close friends, too many to acknowledge, but they were near to her heart and always in her thoughts and prayers. The family wishes to thank her "adopted" family members: the staff and administration of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, especially the staff of the second floor, and her medical caregivers, Dr. Keith Parker, Sam Russell, P.A. and Dr. Bruno Mazza. They saved her life on many occasions and she loved them all, very much. Thank you for allowing us to have her for many years beyond what we thought was possible. According to Mitzie's wishes, there will be no formal calling hours or services. The family will celebrate her life privately.  Star Gazette – June 30, 2013


PACKARD Richard B. "Dick" Packard

73, of 57 Pine St., Waverly, N.Y., formerly of Towanda, Pa., died Friday morning, June 21, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. "Dick," as he was known by his family and many friends, was born in Towanda on Aug. 3, 1939, a son of the late Herdick and Marguerite Smith Packard. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1957 and subsequently attended George Washington University. While in high school, Dick enjoyed playing basketball and baseball. He excelled in baseball as a catcher both in high school and college and in later years coached American Legion Baseball in Towanda for 3 years.  Dick served in the U.S. Army from January 20, 1960 to March 23, 1962. He retired from E.I. DuPont in Towanda following 30 years of service and following his retirement was employed in security service.  Dick was a member of the Towanda Country Club and enjoyed playing golf and bowling.  He is survived by his wife, Diane Tate Packard; daughter Kerry L. Packard of Jersey City, N.J.; son Mark T. Packard of Waverly, brother and sister-in-law David S. and Beverly Packard of North Towanda; sister Jill Packard of Hartford, Conn.; aunt Helen Wagner of Towanda as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. Interment will be private. Contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one's choice in Dick's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – June 23, 2013    


PICKETT Edward Eugene (Ted) Pickett Jr.

age 82, of 67 Cruver's Trailer Park, Laceyville, Pa. (North Flat), died on Saturday afternoon, June 22, 2013 at the Golden Living Center, in Tunkhannock, Pa., with his family by his side. Ed was born in Wyoming, Pa., on Dec. 23, 1930, a son of the late Edward E. Pickett Sr. who died on Dec. 6, 1963 and Edith Howell Pickett who died on March 11, 1990.   Ed attended the Laceyville High School, and later served his country in the Army Air Corp and later with the National Guard during the early 1950s during the Korean War, where he was stationed in Alaska. While in the service, Ed married the former Dora Jean Board from Indianapolis, Ind. Ted was preceded in death, by his wife, Dora Jean on July 19, 1988. After his military service, Ted returned back to the Williamsport, Pa. area, where he was employed by Sylvania Corp. After a few years, he then relocated to Indianapolis, driving truck, for Teamster Local 134, in Indianapolis, for a number of years. In his later years, Ted moved back to Laceyville, where he drove tractor trailer for Penn's Best and retired from driving for Meshoppen.  Ted was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church, and the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, in Black Walnut, Pa. An avid motorcycle rider, he was a member of the Midwest Motorcycle Club for 25 years. During his spare time Ted was out trapping, fishing, and hunting. His favorite fishing spot was off the Laceyville Bridge. In his younger years, he enjoyed taking off with his buddies, John Stahl and Larry Lane, and go to the horse races.  Surviving is his wife, Lois L. Miller Pickett of Laceyville, whom he married on May 5, 2001; his six children Karen and her husband Phil Long, of Indianapolis, Ind., Curt and his wife Cindy Pickett of Laceyville, Pa., George Pickett of Radcliff, Ky., Bruce and his wife Kelly Pickett of Indianapolis, Ind.; Scott Pickett of Indianapolis, Ind. and Julie Pickett of Indianapolis, Ind. Also his grandchildren Mark Long, Cody Long, Curtis and his wife Keri Pickett; Clinton Pickett, Caprice Pickett, Paul Pickett, Catina Pickett, Jill Pickett, Jamie Pickett, Edward Pickett, Daniel Pickett, Heather Pickett, and Seth Pickett; and several great-grandchildren; brother Thomas and his wife Becky Pickett of Dallas, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also his extended family of step-children David Miller of Scranton, Pa., Patricia Tallada and James Grant, both of Athens, Pa. and 3 step grandchildren.   Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Thomas Davis of the Braintrim Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. on Wednesday until the time of the service.  Graveside military services will be conducted at the Lacey Street Cemetery by the members of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, the Dennis Strong Post No. 457 American Legion of Tunkhannock, Pa. and the Endless Mountains V.F.W. Post No. 3583 of Mehoopany, Pa.   In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, 328 Old Rt. 6 Road, Laceyville, PA 18623.   Towanda Daily Review – June 24, 2013


PITTMAN Walter Russell Pittman

died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, NY, on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 with his daughters at his side. He passed from complications due to advanced heart disease. Walter spent his life in service. He was a veteran Petty Officer 2nd Class of the US NAVY, a member of the Blue Lodge 252 Coudersport Consistory as a 32° Scottish Rite Mason, and a lifetime member of the Shriners at Zem Zem Temple Shrine in Erie, PA. He was also a member of the American Legion, the Chemung County Rod and Gun Club, and a very proud lifetime member of the NRA Golden Eagles. He loved to shoot targets and hunt! Walter worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a clerk for 17 years and then changed professions to become a well-respected court reporter for the State of New York and Chemung County Court for over 25 years. To the attorneys and judges he worked with in Elmira, NY, including Judge Pete Crew, he asked that we express his thanks for the many years of support and friendship. Walter is pre-deceased by his loving wife, Sandra Berglund Pittman; his parents Paul and Evelyn Pittman; sister, Carol Huckabone; aunts, Margaret and Pauline Pittman; and his granddaughter Mary Elizabeth Pierce. He will continue to watch over his living family members including daughter Dede Pierce and her husband Tim, daughter Beth Mamrosch and her husband Mike, and daughter Jane-Margaret Bender and her husband Joel. He will forever love his grandchildren: Michelle Pierce, Shayna Pierce, Erica Mamrosch Lupoli, Alyssa Mamrosch, Amanda Dolic, Jakendra Bender and Jessandra Bender. He loved his girls and his girls loved him! Walter also leaves behind three great-grandchildren: Little Mike Mulvana, John Thomas Lupoli, and Aldijan Dolic. A memorial service will be held in Walter's home town of Warren, PA, on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church on Conewango Avenue. Donations in Walt's memory can be made to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation in Syracuse, NY or to Shriners Children's Hospital.   Star Gazette – June 21, 2013 


REED Lana Elizabeth

Elmira: went to be one of God's little angels on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Lana was born May 17, 2012, the beloved daughter of Kristy (Urban) and Steven J., Jr. Reed. In addition to her parents she is survived by maternal grandparents, Tracei Plaisted with husband Jerry, Prospect PA, Charles Urban, Jr., Evans City PA; paternal grandparents, Steven J., Sr. and Gloria Reed, St. Mary's PA; aunt and uncle, who are also her godparents, Katelyn Swanson and Travis Reed; aunts and uncles, Jermey Catalone, Jocelyn, Dalton, Dakota, Jolene and Jaden Plaisted; along with several great aunts, great uncles and cousins. A happy baby, Lana was loved by everyone who met her. Lana's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Those wishing may remember Lana with a donation to Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY 14905.  Star Gazette – June 20, 2013   


RESIDE Charles E. Reside

84, of rural Wellsboro, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  He was born Sept. 18, 1928, in Harrisburg, a son of the late Edgar and Elvira Coy Reside. On July 9, 1952, he married Evelyn L. Loucks who survives at home.  Charles served in the United States Army during the Korean War earning the rank of Sergeant.Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Southern Pride Company, formerly of Harrisburg. Mr. Reside was a member of American Legion Post 84 of Wellsboro. He was an avid hunter and a skilled finish carpenter, who enjoyed woodworking.  Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Robert Reside (Karen) of Wellsboro, Marc Reside (Joanne) of Linglestown; two grandchildren, Michael and Jessie Daubert; four sisters, Jean Duval, Cheryl Turner, both of Colonial Park, Sandra of Ohio, Victoria Boltz of Jonestown; two brothers, Ronald Reside of Florida, Gregory Reside of Lebanon; and a son-in-law James Daubert. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two children, Charles Reside Jr., Karen Daubert; three sisters, Natalie Hinkal, Gloria Baker, and Doris Arnold.   A small memorial service will be held at the family's discretion. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the  American Cancer Society , 5 East Ave. Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 25, 2013    


ROBBINS Ida Mae Shipman

75, of Smithboro, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 20, 2013.  Ida was born on Nov. 8, 1937 in Waverly, N.Y., a daughter of the late Charles and Mildred (Depew) Robbins. She attended school in Waverly, N.Y. and many will remember Ida as a long time cashier for Jolly Farmer in Waverly. Ida treasured her family and especially enjoyed spending time with the babies and young children.   She also enjoyed baking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Her kind ways will always be remembered by those whose hearts she touched.  Ida is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Deborah (Sprague) and Terry Rogers of Nichols; her sons and daughters-in-law Kevin and Laurie Shipman of Waverly, Gregory Shipman of Spencer, Mike and Sue Shipman of Towanda, Mark Shipman and Kim Swansbourgh of Waverly; her grandchildren - among them Thomas and Misty, whom resided with her; grandchildren Michelle, Cassandra, Jonathan, Joshua, Kevin, Cody, Keith, Mathew, Elisha, Michael, Ben, Albert, Samantha, Shawna, Keenan, Drew, David, Sydney, Eion, and Amelia; 17 great-grandchildren; her sisters Patti (Wade) Phelan of Endicott, N.Y., Charlotte Petty of Rome, Pa., Shirley Howard of Dumfries, Va.; brother Frank Robbins of Waverly, N.Y.; sisters-in-law Sandy Robbins of Chemung, N.Y., Arlene Robbins of Raymond, N.H., Mary Robbins of Waverly, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Ida was predeceased by her parents Charles and Mildred Robbins; daughter Lori Shipman; son Christopher Shipman; brothers Charles "Arthur" Robbins, Louis Robbins, Norman Robbins, William Robbins; sister Louise Ennis; sister-in-law Roberta Robbins; brothers-in-law Corliss Howard and Charles Ennis; and grandson Daniel Kiederling.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. N.Y. A funeral service and celebration of Ida's life will follow at 5 p.m. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to their local Head Start Program in their area in loving memory of Ida Mae Shipman.  Towanda Daily Review – June 22, 2013


ROBINSON Annella Jane (Robinson) Wickham

Odessa, NY: Age 94, died peacefully on June 27, 2013 at the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born in Akron, OH on June 19, 1919. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Sheldon Wickham; her sister, Francis Eileen Robinson; and her parents, Lee Hass Robinson and Nella Ann Shackleton Robinson. She is survived by her son, Gregory L. Wickham (Rosa); daughter, Jeanne Ann Wickham (Joe); and grandchildren, Joseph (Cuihong), Laura and Louise. Annella moved to the Washington, D.C. area as a young girl. In Washington she graduated from Roosevelt High School, Temple Business College and attended classes at George Washington University. In Washington she had worked in government during the Roosevelt administration prior and during World War II. She had worked in this time frame for Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, General George C. Marshall Jr., General Charles H. Bonesteel III and Secretary of State Dean Acheson. In Odessa she had been an active member of the Odessa Methodist Church Choir, Schuyler County League of Women Voters, PTA, OX5 Club and other local groups. Annella enjoyed playing cards and took her bridge games very seriously. She enjoyed a good sense of humor as she had one herself. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 1-3 PM. Her funeral service will be held there following visitation at 3:00 PM. The Rev. Jennie Bleiler will be officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Odessa Catharine United Methodist Church, 305 Church St., Odessa, NY 14869 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.   Star Gazette – June 30, 2013 


RUMSEY James C. Rumsey

age 63, of Dundee, NY died Monday June 17, 2013 after a long courageous battle with cancer, at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Elmira, NY. Friends are invited to call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday (June 20) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Friday (June 21) with Rev. Harry Staiti officiating. Burial will follow in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to  American Cancer Society , 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896. James was born June 21, 1949 in Bath, NY, the son of Howard V. and Doris Avery Rumsey. A lifelong area resident, he was a self-employed mechanic until he was forced to retire due to his health. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing in his healthy years, loved music from the 50's and 60's, enjoyed going to car shows and auctions, but was happiest when he was tinkering, and getting his hands greasy. He is loved and will be dearly missed by his mother Doris G. Rumsey of Dundee; two sons James H. (Dawn) Rumsey of Dundee, Kenneth M. Rumsey of Wayne; two daughters Tammie T. (William) VanGelder of Pulteney, NY, Tonya R. Rumsey of Wake Forrest, SC; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; four brothers Samuel H. (Darlene) Rumsey of Dundee, Christopher S. Rumsey of Hammondsport, Terry Rumsey of Wayne, Howard "Tim" Rumsey of Dundee; three sisters Linda Rumsey, Robbin C. (Harold) Rider, and Candy LaBar all of Tyrone; his girlfriend, Kathleen Marie Dunn at home; two aunts; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Howard Rumsey on August 30, 2012.   Star Gazette – June 19, 2013


SEBRING Daniel S. Sebring

of Osceola died peacefully after an extended illness on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the age of 75. He was born May 2, 1938 in Auburn, N.Y., the son of the late Daniel and Anne Sebring.  Daniel was a veteran of the U.S. Army Airborne. He was owner of the Osceola Big M from 1969 to 1998 and was founder of Osceola Baskets. He had many hobbies including hunting, fishing, bowling, archery, golf and something he liked to call a tomato run. He spent the last few years of his life enjoying his garden.  He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jennie; beloved children, Denise Hanson and Aurel (Mark) Howe; adored grandchildren, Tonya (Rodney), Shenna, George, Lance, Shannon (Chris), Erica (Christian), Krysta (Justin), Ben (Mackenzie), TJ; great-grandchildren, Tre, Isaac, Lily Rose, Prudence, Elijah, Lana, Ashland, Callen; sister, Nancy Jeffers; brother, Chip Fowler. Daniel was preceded in death by sisters, Aurel Herman and Judy Shay. Daniel had many close friends, too many to acknowledge, that were never far from his thoughts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church, 111 First Street, Elkland, Pa. 16920.  According to Daniel's wishes, there will be no formal calling hours or services. Family and close friends will celebrate his life privately.  Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 28, 2013  


SKIBINSKI Bernard F. Skibinski Jr.

78, of Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday morning in Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.   He is survived by his wife, the former Ann Tuly.  The couple celebrated 57 years of marriage on January 14, 2013.  Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Bernard F., Sr. and Agnes O’Connor Skibinski and prior to retirement, he worked for Sikorsky Aircraft as a Technical Representative for 40 years.  During his years with Sikorsky Aircraft he traveled extensively and had numerous assignments such as residing in Hawaii during the Vietnam War and  being assigned to the White House during the Carter Administration overseeing the Marine One Helicopters.    After retirement, he and his wife settled in Sayre, where he enjoyed golfing and was very active in the golf community and country club. He also enjoyed traveling and visiting his children and their families. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.  The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Paul Gerry Dialysis Unit for their care and compassion during Bernard’s illness.  Also surviving are children: Bernard F.III, Arlington, Va., Patricia Adams, Kintbury, England, Maria Skibinski, Charleston, S.C., Joseph N., Bristow, Va., Sherry Chas, Reston, Va., and Jeanne Ratcliff, New York, N.Y.; as well as nine grandchildren, and several beloved nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.  The funeral will be Saturday in St. Mary’s Church, Chestnut St., Dunmore with Mass at 9:30 a.m.  Interment, All Saints Cemetery, Hollisterville.  Friends may call Saturday from 8:30 a.m., until the time of Mass at the church.  In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Paul Gerry Dialysis Unit at Robert Packer Hospital, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840.   Sayre Morning Times – June 23, 2013 


SNYDER Dorothy S. Rothrock

83, of Topton, died June 21, 2013 in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the widow of Earl E. Rothrock, Jr. Born in Perkiomenville, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Alice (Simpson) Snyder. She was a homemaker.  Survivors: Sons, Ronald E. Rothrock and wife Sadie of Taberg, NY and Randy A. Rothrock and wife Diane of Emmaus; Daughters, Diane wife of Edward Felegy of Emmaus, Patricia wife of LeRoy Kunkle of Mertztown, Cynthia L. Rothrock of Rochester, NY, and Lisa wife of Ray Sacks of Niantic, CT; Brother, Richard Snyder of Boyertown; Sister, Catherine Fulmer of Red Hill; 15 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren.  Services: Funeral Services Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM in Schantz Funeral Home, P.C.., 250 Main St., Emmaus; viewing 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the funeral home.  Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Lutheran Home at Topton, 1 S. Home Ave., Topton, PA 19562.  Star Gazette – June 23, 2013 


SOPER Barbara Ann Sozanski

Addison: Age 59, died very unexpectedly on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Barbara was born September 17, 1953, in Elmira, the daughter of the late Alan and Virginia (Harrington) Soper. She is survived by her husband, and soul mate, of 30 years Daniel E. Sozanski; sister Virginia (Peter) Spear, Mill Valley CA; nephews, Jeremy (Erica) Spear, CA, Andrew Sozanski, Big Flats; brother-in-law Joseph W. Sozanski, Big Flats; sister-in-law Terri Sozanski-Kojeszewski, Big Flats. Barbara was employed by Chemung Heating and Building for 30 years. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7:15 p.m.  Star Gazette – June 21, 2013 


STEARNS Harry D. "Butch" Jr.

Gillett, PA: Was born December 31, 1959 in Sayre, PA the son of Harry D. and Ruby (South) Stearns Sr. died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the age of 53. His beloved uncle, Don Hicks preceded him in death. He is survived his loving parents, Harry and Ruby; beloved daughters, Mary Stearns and her daughter, Emma Stearns; Sara (Davey) Stearns and her children, Ryan and Hannah; siblings, John Stearns, Lee (Linda) Stearns, Debbie (Larry) VanDyke, Pat (Jim) Lambert, Jennifer Stearns (Bruce); along with longtime friend, Tom Morris and several nieces and nephews. Butch enjoyed being a paper carrier and loved driving. He will be remembered as always being a hard worker. Family and friends will gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers the family request and donations be made directly to them to defray expenses.  Star Gazette – June 30, 2013 


Van EPPS Chris H. Van Epps

68, died in Spring Hill, FL on June 4, 2013 of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). Chris was born in Union City, PA to the late Helen and Howard Van Epps on February 7, 1945. Chris attended Wattsburg Area High School in Wattsburg, PA. He received his bachelor's degree from Edinboro University in Edinboro, PA and his master's degree from Elmira College in Elmira, NY. He was a teacher with the Elmira City School District and taught Earth and Space Science at Broadway Junior High School and Southside High School from 1967 until his retirement in 2000. Chris and his wife Dorothy were owner/operators of The Hobby Hut in Elmira, NY from 1967 until 1987. Chris is survived by his spouse Dorothy Jean Van Epps; his three children Melissa Van Epps, Christopher Van Epps and Steven Van Epps; daughter-in-law Grethel Van Epps; as well as five grandchildren Sierra Ciceri, Allison Van Epps, Vincent Van Epps, Dominc Van Epps and Vivian Van Epps. Per the decedent's wishes, there will be no funeral services and his ashes will be interned in Phillipsville, PA at a future date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made to the ALS Association at or by mail to The ALS Association, Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301.   Star Gazette – June 21, 2013     


WARD Barbara Ann Kelly

of Blossburg, died peacefully at her son, Robert's home on Saturday, June 22, 2013.   She was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Philadelphia to Russell and Ruth Ward.   She battled cancer courageously with great dignity. Barbara will be especially remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother. Spending time and creating memories with her children and grandchildren were what she loved most. She also enjoyed bingo and ladies night out with her friends.  Barbara is survived by her children, Donnie Jackson of New York, John J. Kelly Jr. and Pam"Odgen" Kelly of Blossburg, Michael and Mary Kay "Dalton" Kelly of Hanover, Barbara Watkins of Blossburg, Russell and Sue "Brown" Kelly of Mansfield, Robert and Renee' "Swan" Kelly of Blossburg, William and Dawn "Larsson" Kelly of West Warwick, R.I.; many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth and Carmen DeNicola of Thornton, and Evelyn (Candy) and her husband, James,(who is deceased) Ednie of Norwood; a brother, George Ward of Middletown, Del.; several special nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father Russell Ward and mother Ruth (Harrison) Ward.  Calling hours will be Wednesday, June 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Rd. Blossburg. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home Thursday, June 27 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to the  American Cancer Society , Tioga Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701 or to Blossburg Ambulance and Fire Dept., P.O. Box 2, Blossburg, Pa. 16912.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 25, 2013


WEAVER Theodore Lewis "Ted" Weaver

81, of East Troy, Pa., went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, from his home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Beverly (Van Noy) Weaver. The couple married Nov. 24, 1955, and had 57 happy years together.  Ted was born on Oct. 17, 1931, in Elmira, N.Y., son of the late Rev. Franklin J. and Agnes (Richardson) Weaver. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy, Class of 1949, and a 1953 graduate of Pennsylvania Technical College with a degree in metallurgy. Ted was a U.S. Army veteran, serving his country in Korea. After his time in the service and college, Ted became a metallurgist for Sylvania GTE in Towanda for 30 years until his retirement in 1986. He came out of retirement to take the job he truly loved, becoming business manager of Little Learners Daycare in Troy where all the children he so dearly loved would call him "Teddy Bear." He retired from Little Learners in 1992. Ted was an over 60-year-member of the East Troy United Methodist Church, and was a past member of the Troy Lions Club. He was also a life member of the Babylon Hunting Club, was a member of Case's Bowling League, was a member of several metallurgical societies and was a holder of several patent awards. One of the joys in Ted's life was the cabin he cherished on the hill in Troy Township where he spent many hours, and he was known to never be without his trusty flashlight, no matter where he went.   Ted is survived by his loving wife Beverly; his children, Leslee Renee Weaver Wagner of East Troy, Bradley Duane Weaver of Alexandria, Va.; his granddaughter, Amy Elizabeth Wagner of Chicago, Ill.; his grandson who Grandpa called "My Main Man" because he took him to every dialysis treatment Shawn Daniel Wagner of Troy; his great granddaughter, Lily Aurora Wagner of Troy; his brother, Franklin A. Weaver of Florida; sister-in-law, Adrianne Van Noy of East Troy; his aunts, Helen Dewey of Baltimore, Md., and Audrey Shepard of Wellsboro, Pa.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear neighbors, and his beloved cat Korky. His parents and his sister, Pat Bennett, preceded Ted in death.  Following Ted's wishes services will be private and at the convenience of his family with his pastor, Rev. Chris Nauta officiating and military rites given by the Troy Veterans Honor Squad. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Ted's family will provide flowers for his service, they've asked that memorial contributions be made, if one wishes, in his memory to the East Troy United Methodist Church Building Fund, 9543 Route 6, Troy, PA 16947.  Towanda Daily Review – June 20, 2013    


WILBER Karen Wilber Freeman

North Rose: Karen Wilber Freeman died June 22, 2013, after a losing her battle with leukemia, at Strong Memorial Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday (July 6th) at the New Hope Church in North Rose. Karen was born August 10, 1961, the daughter of Robert and Phyllis Wilber. She graduated from the Elmira Free Academy in 1979. She attended Corning Community College where she studied nursing. Karen worked at Myers Community Hospital in Sodus and Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton. She had been working at Rochester General Hospital as a Registered Nurse until July 2012. Karen is survived by her loving husband Dennis of North Rose; son Andrew (Colleen) of Sodus; daughter Susie Freeman of Sodus; granddaughter Amara of Sodus and sister Connie (Rick) Mullens of Raleigh NC. She was predeceased by her parents and a son Kevin in 2011.  Star Gazette – June 30, 2013   


WINNER Corlyn Maude Walluk, 96

01/09/1917 - 06/16/2013

Horseheads, NY: Corlyn was born in Warrenville, PA on January 9, 1917. She was the daughter of Zoe Garrison Winner and Walter Winner. Corlyn was predeceased by her husband Anthony Walluk whom she married in 1941. Corlyn loved her husband, her four sons, daughters-in-law, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She enjoyed her cat Fluffy and two donkeys, Sadie and Sally. Corlyn touched everyone with her wonderful sense of humor and warm personality. She excelled at growing morning glories, orchids and other flowers, and always took pride in maintaining the Jobs Corners, PA sign that her father had made. She also enjoyed painting, cake decorating, gem stone collecting and watching bluebirds. She worked at Remington Rand and National Cash Register. The family would like to thank the Bethany Village caregivers who took care of her during her stay. A gravesite burial service for the immediate family will be held on Saturday, June 22. A memorial service is schedule for all of her friends and extended family on July 20 at 2:00 PM at the Sullivanville Methodist Church in Sullivanville NY. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Corlyn's memory to the Jobs Corners Cemetery Assoc. c/o Marshall Hamilton, 399 Hamilton Road, Millerton, PA 16936.   Star Gazette – June 20, 2013 


WIPFLER Mary C. Layton,

Elmira: died peacefully at the Chemung County Nursing Facility on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, surrounded by close friends and family. Mary was born on December 9, 1920, in Elmira, the loving daughter of Michael and Harriet Wipfler. She is predeceased by her loving husband Philip "Skip" Layton, brothers, John (Gretchen) Wipfler, William (Dorcas) Wipfler, sister Jane (Bob) Longwell. She is survived by her nieces, Julie Bohland, Joan Schmitz, Judy Longwell, Mary Jane Carroll, Sharie Jones; nephews, Jack, Bill, Bob, David Wipfler; sister-in-law Eleanor Wipfler; close friends, Marilyn (Harry) Edwards, Connie and Gail Sweeney. Mary worked for many years at Sayles and Evans law firm. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mary had a long wonderful life filled with laughter and music. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Star Gazette – June 30, 2013      

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 08 FEB 2013
By Joyce M. Tice