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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.

BISHOP Theodore W. "Sparky" Bishop

75, died on Sunday. July 7, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.  He was born at home in Barton on February 27, 1938, the son of the late Theodore and Helen (Hoover) Bishop.  He was predeceased by his daughter, Patricia Bishop; his sister, Nancy Kassapian; and brother, John Bishop.  Ted is survived by his wife, Nancy Bishop; his children, Ken and Bonnie Bishop, Lori Bishop and her companion Frank Chapman Jr.; his four step-children, Ronald, Steve and Sheila Jackson and Bill Ross; 25 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Dale Nance, Lakeland, Fla.; his brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Teri Bishop; brother-in-law, Boppo Kassapian; sister-in-law, Tina Bishop; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and his faithful companion, Pugsley.  Ted was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a talented woodworker who made lawn ornaments, furniture and many other things. Ted was truly a "jack of all trades."  A funeral service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Route 17C west, Owego, on Thursday July 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gary Smith from the Tioga Center Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Tioga Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.  Sayre Morning Times – July 9, 2013  


BUCHANAN Ida M. Bailey

Age 47, of Beaver Dams, passed away June 30, 2013 from a battle with cancer. She was born in Elmira to Richard and Verna Buchanan. She is predeceased by her father, Richard Buchanan Sr. and her sister, Irene Buchanan. Surviving are her loving husband of 22 years, Loren A. Bailey Jr. of Beaver Dams; mother, Verna Buchanan of Riverview, FL; children, Michael (Noel) Wheaton of Watkins Glen, Allen Bailey of Lakeland, FL, and Shannon Bailey of Beaver Dams; grandchildren, Michaela and McKenzie Wheaton; brother, Richard (Laura) Buchanan Jr. and niece, Chase Buchanan of Riverview, FL; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Loren "Hank" Bailey Sr. and Patricia Bailey of Monterey; and a host of many friends and extended family members. Ida worked as a CNA for many years, her most recent was at Founders Pavilion in Corning. She also served in the Army Reserves. Ida attended GST Boces for the LPN program and graduated in 2012. She was a member of the Monterey Church. Ida enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Ida was a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandma, sister, daughter, aunt, and a great friend. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, July 8, 2013, from 4-5:00 p.m. Her service will follow at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor Richard Stuart.  Star Gazette – July 6, 2013   


BULKLEY Keegan Bulkley

of Warwick, N.Y., died on Friday June 28, 2013 at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. He was 23. The son of Michael and Kimberly Bulkley, Keegan was born on Oct. 12, 1989, in Manhattan.  Keegan was a 2007 graduate of the Warwick Valley High School and attended Plattsburgh University. During his life Keegan worked as an EMT, a waiter at Red Lobster and was an avid skateboarder, snowboarder, disc golfer and photographer. He was currently employed as a freelance Assistant Editor for VH1 in New York City.  He was a loving son to his parents, and devoted brother to his sisters Emma and Claire all at home, all heartbroken. Survivors further include his paternal grandparents Ben and Peggy Bulkley of Granville Summit, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Raymond and Ruth Handel of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; as well as his girlfriend Ashley Weslowski of Westtown, N.Y. Keegan was predeceased by his sister, Lauren Bulkley.  Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his life from 11 a.m. until noon on Saturday July 6, 2013, at The Warwick Center — Mulder Chapel, 62 Warwick Center Road, Warwick, NY 10990. A service will be held at noon. Cremation will be private and at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Keegan's name may be made to the Brian Ahearn Children's Fund, P.O. Box 550, Warwick, NY 10990, or online at Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Tyler Z. Murtie, funeral director.  Towanda Daily Review – July 3, 2013 


BUCKLEY Judge Peter C.

Elmira: Age 66, died peacefully at his home, on Monday, July 8, 2013, surrounded by the love of his family. Peter was born in Geneva NY on January 30, 1947, son of the late Dorothy (Dillon) and Maurice F. Buckley. Peter is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kathleen Sullivan Buckley; children, Peter C. Buckley, Jr. and wife Erin of Malvern PA, and their children, Jack, Molly and Finn; Elizabeth D. Buckley, Rochester NY; Patrick S. Buckley, Philadelphia PA; and Kathleen M. Buckley, Philadelphia PA; siblings, and their families, Ellen and Kevin McGuinn, Brooklyn NY, and children, Courtney (Tom), Katie (Brian), Kevin (Cristine) and Allison; Timothy and Eileen Buckley, Geneva NY, and children, Bridget (Dan), Annemarie, Mary, and Grace; Katie Buckley and husband Gordon Macklem, Malvern PA, and children Nicholas and Sadie; Ann and Carl Wenzel, Geneva NY, and children, Andrew (Angela), Caroline (Ryan) and Maureen; Jerry and Anne Buckley, Wilmington DE, and children, Rebecca, Dillon, Madeline and Frances; great nephew and great nieces, Peter, Eleanor and Zoe; mother and father-in-law, Mary (Marinan) and Thomas J. Sullivan, Elmira; sister-in-law Susan Sullivan and children, Sandi (Bill), Meghan, and Joe (Tania); brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Bobbie Sullivan and daughter MacKenzie; Thomas and MaryAnn Sullivan and children, Katie and Courtney. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law John M. Sullivan.   Star Gazette – July 9, 2013   


BURRIS David B. Burris

72, of Covington, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Friends are invited to a celebration of David's life to be held Wednesday, July 17, at 11 a.m., at the Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, with William Baker officiating.  Wellsboro Gazette – July 11, 2013     


CILIP Anna C. Dumbaugh

age 85, of Painted Post, NY, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Anna was born on July 2, 1928, in Pittsburgh, PA, to Michael and Anastasia (Gajdos) Cilip, Sr. She was predeceased by her husband, William Dumbaugh, in 1996. Anna worked as a patent clerk for Corning Glass Works. She is survived by her brother, Michael Cilip; niece, Nancy Lesh; nephews: Leo Lesh, Dr. Michael Cilip, and M. Scott Cilip; and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Lesh; and by a brother, George Cilip. Services were held at the convenience of the family at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. with Father Daniel Mahler and Father Richard Scott officiating. Burial took place in St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery in Corning. Anna's family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – July 12, 2013   


CONKLIN Rachel Conklin Clark

Born August 5th, 1921 to Elizabeth and Franklin Conklin, died on June 27th, 2013. Rachel is survived by son, Andrew Clark; sister, Virginia Swift; brother, David (Eunice) Conklin and sister-in-law, Bernice Conklin; also eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren whom she loved all of. Rachel was a member of Sullivanville United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Veteran Grange for over 75 years. Rachel played and taught piano for many years. She entertained many with her talent to sing and play the piano over the years. Rachel and Howard also loved to camp and square dance with their many friends. Family & friends are invited to Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls on Friday, July 5th, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. with a service and burial to immediately follow. There will be a celebration at the Sullivanville United Methodist Church following the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Veteran Grange #1108, 777 Ridge Road, Horseheads, NY 14845.  Star Gazette – July 2, 2013  



MONTOUR FALLS: Age 96, of Montour Falls, died on July 9, 2013 in the comfort of her own home. Born on April 12, 1917 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of George R. and Marium H. Crites, where her father was the superintendent of the Corning Glass Works plant. She moved to Corning with her family and graduated from Corning Free Academy. She continued her education at Rochester Business Institute and earned an Associate's Degree in 1937, and began working for the Corning Glass Works. She married D. Lloyd Cotton at the First Presbyterian Church of Corning in 1939 and moved to Watkins Glen. Their son Douglas was born in 1940. In 1941 they built a home at 103 Turner Park in Montour Falls. Their daughter, Linda, was born in 1943. Janet was the matriarch of a family that includes 2 children, 5 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. During her life she was totally devoted to her family, church and community. Some of her most fond memories include, being a member and supporter of the Watkins Glen First Presbyterian Church since 1939, and serving as an Elder and selected as "Women Of The Year" in 2005; being a Brownie and Girl Scout leader for 6 years; WWII support (USO) at the Sampson Naval Base; a member and president of the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary from 1941-2002; representing Schuyler County on the first LPGA Board of Directors; original member of two bridge clubs, one starting in 1940. She also loved to bowl, play golf and filled her days in her beautiful garden. She is predeceased by her parents, husband and sister, Constance Prescott. Survivors include her son, Douglas Cotton and his wife Susan of Horseheads; and her daughter, Linda Ross and her husband Rodney of Corning ; 5 grandchildren, Amy (Donald, Jr.) Lynn, Mark Cotton, Iva Marie (Randall) Scott, Douglas (Sueann) Lovell, and Melinda (Rodney) Weaver; also 13 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. A celebration of Janet's life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Watkins Glen at 11:00am on Friday, July 19, 2013. The Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon will officiate, followed by a reception at the church and internment at Montour Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 520 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865Star Gazette – July 12, 2013 


DONAHUE Dorothy D. Simpson

72, of Monroeton, Pa., died Sunday, July 7, 2013 at her home following declining health.  Dorothy was born in Athens, Pa., on April 7, 1941, a daughter of Robert and Beatrice Woodruff Donahue. She was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1959. In early years Dorothy was employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox and the Towanda Motel. Her main interest in life surrounded her home and family. Dorothy enjoyed trout fishing on Seneca Lake, playing cards and bingo and caring for her animals.  She is survived by her husband Nicholas R. Simpson Sr., whom she married in April of 1979 at the Hornbrook United Methodist Church; her step-father, Ralph Sturznegger of Lakeland, Fla.; children Larry D. Allen of Laceyville, Judy B. Allen of Scranton, Debbie E. Chilson of LaPorte, Kenneth J. Allen and wife Althea of Monroeton, Nicholas R. Simpson Jr. and wife Soniea of Mannford, Okla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister Rose Scrima and husband Robert of Lakeland, Fla.; a brother Jeffery Sturznegger of Sheshequin; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Jackie Sturznegger; and a grandson Justin Simpson.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Simpson Family with arrangements. Contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Dorothy's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – July 9, 2013  



Age 81, of Elmira, died July 2, 2013 with his family by his side. He was born in Elmira, NY to the late Howard and Anna Duffy. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Richard and sister, Patricia. He is survived by his loving wife, Regina Rutzke Duffy to whom he was married for 59 years; children, James (Dorothy), Joseph (Theresa), Thomas (Kristen), Patricia Santulli (Thomas), Deborah Grasso (Gerry), John K. (Gretchen) and Susan LeClair (Larry); grandchildren, Amanda, Bryan, Timothy and Scott Duffy, Kevin and Patrick Duffy, Mallory Duffy, Jennifer Talavera, Christopher and Kathleen Grasso, Michelle Duffy, Michael LeClair; step-grandchildren, Ryan and Erin Vanderpool; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Bellinger (John) and Sister Rita Rutzke, SSJ; brother-in-law, Bernard Rutzke (Jean); 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who enjoyed coaching and attending his family's many sporting events. John was proud to have served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired as Executive Vice President from Brady Supply after many dedicated years of service. John was a devout Catholic and communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish. Family and friends are invited to call from 4-7 p.m. on July 4 at the Kalec Funeral Home. A prayer service there Friday, July 5th, at 9:15 followed by his Mass of Christian burial in St. Casimir's Church at 10 a.m. Those wishing may remember John by donating to Christ the Redeemer Parish or CareFirst (envelopes available at the Funeral Home and Church).    Star Gazette – July 3, 2013  


EBERENZ Ruth Harper

a life-time resident of Wellsboro until 2007, passed peacefully Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Ocklawaha, Fla.  Ruth was born March 29, 1926, and was the daughter of Harold and Emily Eberenz.  She was predeceased by her husband Clifford "Bucky" Harper who passed on June 14, 2006, and her son Bill who passed in 1973. Surviving are her daughter, Carol (Greg) McAllister of Conifer, Colo.; her daughter-in-law, Linda Erb of Antrim; two grandsons Bob (Kennetta) Harper of Wellsboro, and Jay (Stephanie) Perry of Brighton, Colo. Ruth also had five great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Kayleigh Harper, Benjamin, Charlee and Cooper Perry.  A date for memorial services has not been determined. Contributions can be made to the Cancer Society and/or Marion County Hospice, Sylvia's House, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, Fla. 34478-4860.  Wellsboro Gazette – July 11, 2013    


EDWARDS Brandon J. Edwards

26, of Towanda, Pa., tragically left us on June 30, 2013, due to injuries from an auto accident.  Brandon was born on March 1, 1987, in Sayre, Pa., a son of Barry and Katherine (Leonard) Edwards. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 2006 and a 2009 graduate of Penn Tech. Brandon was currently employed as a Assembly Technician for GTP. Brandon enjoyed spending time with his friends "muddin" in his Jeep. He will always be remembered for his smile and being a friend to many. If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, we'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.  Brandon will be greatly missed by his parents Barry and Katherine Edwards; his brother, Blake Edwards of Sayre, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Amanda and David Alliger of Athens, Pa.; special nieces, Mackenzie Sue and Kendra Ann; maternal grandmother, Mildred Leonard of Cadis; several aunts and uncles among them, Russell and Margaret Edwards of Owego, Brian and Diane Edwards of Bentley Creek, Pa., Greg Edwards of Middleburg, N.Y., Pat Leonard of Cadis; several great aunts and uncles and many cousins also survive. Brandon was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, William Leonard; paternal grandparents, Clyde and Blanche Edwards and an aunt, Becky Snedecker.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 5, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Theodore Griffin, of the North Rome Wesleyan Church.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the NICU at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave, Elmira, NY 14905, in loving memory of Brandon J. Edwards.  Towanda Daily Review – July 3, 2013    


ENNIS Howard C. Ennis

age 58, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on July 4, 2013. Howard was born March 13, 1955. He is survived by three sisters, two brothers and three children - Gloria Mason, Brian Schabacher and Meaghan Riesman. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 3 PM on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 North Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY. Funeral service will be held immediately following with burial at Highland Cemetery in Odessa, NY.  Star Gazette – July 10, 2013    


EPLER Dennis K.

Age 56 of Elmira Heights, NY, went to be with the Lord on Sunday July 7, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Epler; mother, Ruth A. Johnson; brother David (Peggy) Epler; sister Laurie (Norm) Schoener; step children, Herb ( Kathy) Hatch, Ben (Audrey) Hatch, Peter (Melissa) Hatch, and Martha (Josh) Alinovi; one special grandson, Hunter; his mother in-law; Phyllis Greene; brothers in-law, Robert (Melody) Greene, and Matthew (Stacey) Greene; several nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Special companions, "Cricket" "Coco" "Molly" "Jake" and "Princess". Dennis is predeceased by his father, Ken Epler; his first wife Karen Epler; and his grandparents. He retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force. Dennis was Commander of the Clarence B. Oliver Post #154 of the American Legion, Lay Leader at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, member of the Chemung County Board of Elections. Member of the Chemung County Honor Guard, and a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to Our Saviors Lutheran Church 2872 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, NY 14845, Chemung County SPCA , 2435 State Rte 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or the  charity of one's choice. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to honor Dennis on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 2872 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, NY at 11:00 AM. Guest book may be signed in obituaries at Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, INC.  Star Gazette – July 12, 2013   


ERWAY Donna McCaslin

87, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, July 5, 2013 in the Gatehouse Hospice Unit, Williamsport, PA.  Born December 1, 1925, in Raymond, PA, she was the daughter of Preston A. and Minnie Mosch Erway. She was a 1943 graduate of Lewisville Vocational School in Ulysses. On June 30, 1944, in Tullahoma, TN, she married Leroy G. McCaslin, who predeceased her on August 19, 2001.  She and her husband owned and operated Ulysses Motors, where she was the bookkeeper and a school bus driver until their retirement in 1989. She was employed as a teacher’s aide in the Northern Potter School District for 17 years. Donna was a member of the Ulysses United Methodist Church, serving as pianist, organist, choir director, and lay speaker for over 50 years, Tri-Town Volunteer Firemen’s Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star #95 in Ulysses, and a charter member of Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 Auxiliary in Ulysses.  She was honored as Ulysses Citizen of the Year in 1991. Civic and community-minded, she served as Mayor of Ulysses for 26 years and as president of the Ulysses Area Improvement Association for many years. Surviving are: six children, Nancy (Gary) Miller of Dover, PA, Linda (Thomas) Wilcox of Corning, NY, Sally Carpenter of Rural Hall, NC, Brenda (Greg) Shank of Carlisle, PA, Jerry (Kathy) McCaslin of Ulysses; and Ronda (Robert Delsf) White of Coudersport, PA; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene (Sally) Erway of Selbyville, DE and Dale E. (Pearl) Erway of Genesee, PA; two sisters, Rita (Robert) Barnett of Columbus, OH and Doris (Dale) Nichols of Elizabethtown, PA; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a grandson, Dean Shank; and a brother, Preston M. Erway.   Friends may call Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 2:00 -- 4:00 and 7:00 -- 9:00 PM at the United Methodist Church, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. An Eastern Star service will be held 4:15 PM, Tuesday in the church. Rev. Robert Anderson and Rev. Nettie Treat will co-officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Ulysses, PA 16948.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – July 7, 2013


GEISLER Dolores Rahe

age 80, of Corning died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Corning Hospital. Dolores was born on July 6, 1932 in Corning to Raymond and Edna (Lohr) Geisler. She married Ants Rahe in 1957 and was preceded in death by him in 2007. She was a secretary for the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce, Corning Community College, and retired from Corning Ambulance Service in 1988. She was a volunteer at Corning Hospital for many years. She enjoyed gardening and spoiling her beloved dog Toby. She is survived by a daughter, Lisa (Shawn) Crider of Auburn, WA; two sons, David Rahe of Corning and Eric Rahe of San Fransisco, CA; a sister, Cynthia (Steve) Blackwell of Bradenton, FL; three grandchildren, Jonathan, Matthew, and Natalie. Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 5th, from 10-11 a.m. at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend William Lutz officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery in Painted Post. Memorial donations may be made in Dolores' name to the Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Office, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605. Dolores' family have entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc   Star Gazette – July 2, 2013


GELOSE Ann Bartosiak

94, died on July 5, 2013, in West Chester, Pa., after a brief illness.  Born in 1919 in Frankfort, N.Y., to Vito and Rosaria (Tinervia) Gelose, and raised in North Tonawanda, N.Y., she was a beautician who owned and operated a hair salon in the City of Tonawanda.  Later she worked as a realtor and real estate broker.  She and her husband Stanley lived for many years in the town of Tonawanda, N.Y., followed by Marshfield, Mass., and then Jensen Beach, Fla. For the last two years, she resided in Media, Pa.  She was predeceased by her husband and three siblings; and is survived by her daughter, Kris Bartosiak, and son-in-law, Harper Meek, of Chadds Ford, Pa.; brothers, Anthony and Samuel Gelose of Tonawanda, N.Y.; 12 nieces and nephews; and numerous grand-nieces and nephews.  Ann's family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at a reception on Aug. 2, 2013 in Amherst, N.Y.  Towanda Daily Review – July 11, 2013 


GOERNER Jonathan L.

20, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Ulysses, died Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Allegany Township, PA.  He was born October 22, 1992, in Coudersport, PA. A 2011 graduate of Coudersport High School, he attended Northern Potter High School through the 11th grade. He studied heavy equipment at vo-tech during high school.  Jon attended Sunday school at the Gold Church in his youth.   He was employed by Cudd Energy. Surviving are: his parents, Deanne “Dee” and James R. Klesa of Coudersport; two sisters, Leona Goerner and Megan Klesa; a brother, Mason Klesa; grandparents, James Kenny Klesa of Ulysses and Carole (Nick) Troupe of Coudersport; great-grandparents, James and Elizabeth Plotts of Coudersport and Ed and Carol Lundy of Oswayo, PA; aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Friday, July 5, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday in the First Baptist Church, Ulysses, PA. Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – July 2, 2013   


GROSS James Benjamin Gross

81 of 207 Bridge St., Corning, N.Y., died at his home on Saturday, July 6, 2013.  Born in Delmar Township, he was the son of the late Robert and the Hildred (Parsons) Gross. Jim is survived by his wife, Helen Wheeler originally of Cherry Flats.  Friends will be received Tuesday, July 9 from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, N.Y.. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to a charity of one's choice. Wellsboro Gazette – July 11, 2013   


GROVER Dale M. Grover Sr.

63, passed away on June 24, 2013 from an extended illness. Dale was born on December 19, 1950, in Elmira, NY, to Harry Grover Sr. and Shirley Morse. Dale was a longtime member of the Horseheads Moose Lodge. He is survived by his children, Jeffrey, Jonathon, Dale Jr., Kimberly; brothers, David (Betty) Grover and Dean Grover. Dale is also survived by his five grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dale is predeceased by his parents and sister, Dianne Grover. Visitation will be from 4-5 p.m. at Caywood's Funeral Home in Elmira, NY on Saturday, July 7, 2013. Memorial service at 5 p.m.  Star Gazette – July 6, 2013     


HAGER Echo Painter

Mrs. Echo St. John Hager Painter, 88, Mount Olive, N.C., died Wednesday morning, June 5, 2013. Death came while she was in the familiar surroundings of home and in the constant care of her family. Born in Pennsylvania, she was one of 14 children born to her late parents, Edwin Arthur and Lizzie Myers Hager. She had been a Floridian for many years, and it was there that she retired as president of Everglades Federal Savings and Loan.  The widow of Bernard Eugene Painter, in ensuing years after her retirement, she relocated to rural Mount Olive, N.C., to be near her sons, who had previously established themselves to the area.  She worshipped at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church at Moss Hill, N.C.  Mrs. Painter is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Scott and Beth Painter and Bruce Painter all of Mount Olive N.C.; six grandchildren, Brandon, Jared and Marlan Painter all of Mount Olive, N.C., Amanda Street of Atlanta, Ga., Alyssa Capps of Goldsboro, N.C., and Alayna Boggs of Mount Olive, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty and Roger Blatz of Laceyville, Pa., Elaine Campbell of Pipersville, Pa., and Ruth Hager of Lakeland, Fla.; three brothers and five sisters-in-law, Kenny Hager of Pipersville, Pa., Dean and Peggy Hager of Plumsteadville, Pa., the Rev. Joe and Judy Hager of Sugarloof, Pa., Sandy Hager of Doylestown, Pa., and Amy Hager and Anne Hager of Westfield, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Eugene Painter; a sister; and three brothers. A service to celebrate and remember the life of Mrs. Painter will be Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home, Mount Olive, N.C., and followed by a time of visitation.  Friends and family are also being received at the residence, 982 Bethel Church Road, Mount Olive, N.C.  In lieu of flowers, gifts to Home Health and Hospice Care, 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534, will be appreciated.  Goldboro News-Argus– June 30, 2013   


HAVENS Sharon M. Yanney, 70, of Asylum Township, died at her home on Monday, July 1, 2013. Sharon was born in Sayre, Pa., on Dec. 30, 1942, a daughter of Raymond Vough and Virginia Reid Havens. She attended Sayre High School and graduated in 1960. Sharon moved to Alaska with her family, where she lived from 1969 until 1980. While there she worked as an accountant for J.C. Penney. In 1980, Sharon moved to Waverly, N.Y. and was employed by Off Track Betting for 17 years, retiring as regional supervisor in 1997. In 1992 Sharon moved to Asylum Township. Sharon enjoyed knitting traveling, fishing, flowers, feeding hummingbirds and watching the bald eagles that nested near her home; 22 bald eagles were born there in the last 10 years. Sharon was the world's greatest mamma, grandma and great-grandma and took wonderful care of her family and friends.  Sharon is survived by her husband Ronald A. Yanney; children Peggy Sue Hazard and husband Stephen of Waverly and Bryan R. Yanney of Athens; step-children Julie A. Yanney of Texas and Rodney A. Yanney of Washington; grandchildren Chelsea Cole and husband Jesse, Wyatt Yanney and Waylan Yanney; step-grandchildren Tyrone Brummer, Randle Brummer, Daphnie Abalo-Landry and Michael, Arianna Mallard and husband Mosie, Shandel Yanney, Mariah Yanney and Cole Yanney; great-grandson Julian Cole; step-great-grandchildren Kennedy Brummer, Madison Brummer, Grayson Brummer, Raquel Landry, Brittani Landry and Maliya Mallard; sisters Cathy Mullen and husband Tom of Waverly, Bonnie Slater and husband Larry of New York, Susan Vargo and husband Greg of Michigan and Cyndy Buiniskis and husband Ed of Texas; brothers Bill Vough and wife Sue of Michigan and Daniel Vough and wife Linda of Barton; sister-in-law and best friend Linda Vough of Hillsgrove; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her first husband Robert W. Yanney; brother John Vough; brother-in-law Bruce Yanney; and her best friend and cousin Diane Lantz.  Abiding by Sharon's request, there will be a private service at a later date. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Association, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814; or Saint Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, in memory of Sharon.   Star Gazette – July 4, 2013  


HELIKER Myrna L. Addington

75, of Scotia, N.Y., died on Sunday June 30, 2013, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, after a short illness.   Born on March 6, 1938 in Bath, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late A. Reid Heliker and Vivian (nee: Owen Heliker) Petersen. Moving with her family to Pennsylvania as a young child, Myrna was raised and educated in Sayre, attending Sayre High School.  She later married and moved to Scotia, N.Y., with her former husband, Daryl Addington, and was a lifelong area resident.  Myrna held various jobs throughout her life until going to work for CVS Pharmacy in Scotia, where she worked for many years until her retirement in 2005.  Survivors include her beloved companion, Frank Culligan; her three sons, Kevin (Doreen) Addington of Scotia, David (Debbie) Addington of Schenectady and Christopher (Ellen) Addington of Amsterdam; her sister, Sandra Heliker Murrelle of Sayre; six grandchildren, Kayla, Jesse, Kara, Rebecca, Codie and Kaci Addington; three step granddaughters, Rosemary (Michael), Rebecca (Todd) and Amy (Scott); eight step great-grandchildren; an aunt, Alvera Owen; three nephews, Greg (Michelle), Gary and Glenn (Amy) Murrelle; and her extended Culligan family, Maureen (Rick) Mathews and Frank (Janice), Timothy (Edith) and David (Angela) Culligan and their children.  Besides her parents she was also predeceased by a brother, James Taylor. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m., at the White Funeral Home, 264 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens, Colonie. The family will receive relatives and friends tonight from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308.   Sayre Morning Times – July 2, 2013    


HERBERT Muriel H. Watson

Corning, formerly of Horseheads, died July 1, 2013, at the age of 85. Born in Montour Falls, NY, she was the daughter of Fred E. and Lena Sharp Herbert. Muriel was predeceased by a son, Roy; her husband of 54 years; her sister, Shirley H. Brown and her parents. She is survived by a daughter Megan (Brian) Foley of Burbank, CA; son, Ian, of Ladson, SC; grandchildren: Jonathan of Parkton, NC, Brianna Watson of Summerville, SC, and Emily Foley of Burbank, CA; her great grandson, Gavin of Burbank, CA. Mert, as she was known to her many friends and acquaintances, was secretary at the First Presbyterian Church, Horseheads for 26 years, retiring in 1993. Because of her ill health, she moved back to Corning where she spent her local school years, to be near her sister. She enjoyed reading and knitting items for friends and relatives. At her request, there will be no visiting hours. Any donations in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the Steuben County SPCA.  Star Gazette – July 3, 2013   


JACKSON Ruth J. Kelsey

of Walton, N.Y., died peacefully Monday July 8, 2013, at ElderWood Health Care Facility with her family by her side; following a period of decline.  Ruth was born on April 27, 1919, in Walton; the daughter of Percy and Annie (Wolf) Jackson. Ruth was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Walton and a member of Dorcas Circle. Prior to retirement Ruth enjoyed working for her sister Margaret at The Family Shopping Center in Walton and with their sister Minnie. Ruth enjoyed helping customers from all over Delaware County.  Ruth most of all loved to spend time with her family. Ruth was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Trips to visit family across the country were enjoyed. Time spent in Ind., Md., Ariz., Fla., will be cherished memories for her family.  She is predeceased by her husband, Walter “Ike” Kelsey in 1990. Her mother and father, sister Minnie VanDemark and brothers Ambrose Jackson, Arthur Jackson and Percy Jackson.  Ruth will be greatly missed by her children Gail and Carl Wood of Bedford, Imd.; Jerry and Lori Kelsey of Tucson, Ariz.; Terri and Jim Mumme of Lockwood, N.Y.; six grandchildren: Karen (Ray) Giroux; Randy (Kay) Wood; Krissy Hawk; Lyndsey (Tyler Stangle) Mumme; Nicole Kelsey; Jarrett Kelsey; and eight great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Danielle, Kelsey, Christopher, Jackson, Justice, Gauge, Jamie (Scott) and three great-greatgrandchildren: Jadah, Ethan, Jenah; sisters: Margaret Baily, Catharine Ward; Brother William (Lina) Jackson; sister-in-law Dorothy Kelsey; as well as many nieces and nephews.  The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at ElderWood, Waverly, N.Y., for the care and support given to Ruth and her family during Ruth’s illness.  Calling hours at The Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St, Walton, N.Y., Thursday, July 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral will be at the United Presbyterian Church, Corner North and East Street, Walton, N.Y., Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. Committal Service immediately following at the Walton Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to the United Presbyterian Church, 58 East Street, Walton, NY 13856 or Alzheimer's Association P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.    Sayre Morning Times – July 10, 2013 


KELLEY Mary Catherine "Cathy" Kelley

 57, of Sayre, Pa., died on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Bradford County Manor following an extended illness. She was born on March 30, 1956, in Johnson City, N.Y., the daughter of James and Catherine Mahoney Kelley.  Cathy moved with her family to Sayre in 1965 and attended Epiphany School; graduating from Sayre High School in 1975. Cathy's lifelong health problems never quelled her compassion and faith she always demonstrated to others. She gave willingly whatever she had.  She is predeceased by her father James F. Kelley, her big sister Theresa Kelley Smith and her brother-in-law Tim Carney.   Cathy will be missed and never forgotten by her mother Catherine Kelley; siblings Jim Kelley of Long Island, N.Y., Joan Kelley Carney of Bellevue, Wash., Lorie Kelley (Chuck) Petrosky of Bellevue, Wash.; niece Syreeta Sargent (Zach) Davis of Philadelphia, Pa.; nephews Ryan and Ben Petrosky of Bellevue, Wash.; other nieces and nephews and her many cousins the McMahon's, Flanigan's, Mahoney's, and Clarke's.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Cathy's memory to the: Main Link, 118 Desmond Street, Sayre, PA 18840.Sayre Morning Times – July 4, 2013  


KENNEDY William John, Sr. "Billy"

Age 58 of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born January 21, 1955 in Elmira, son of Robert J. and Ruth (Woodruff) Kennedy and died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. He is survived by his mother Ruth Mull; father Robert Kennedy; children Todd Kennedy, Jessica Kennedy Morrison, Angie Kennedy and William John Kennedy, Jr.; siblings Robert Kennedy and Melody Mull along with several nieces and nephews; 4 grandchildren and longtime friends. Billy loved hunting and fishing. He was a longtime employee of Anchor Glass. It was his request that no funeral be held. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life party for Billy on Sunday, July 7th starting at 3 pm at the Hot End, 101 Prescott Ave., Elmira Heights.  Star Gazette – July 3, 2013    


LAUF Kathleen C. Kuttenkuler

Jefferson City MO: Age 86, formerly of Elmira, died in Elmira at St. Joseph's Hospital on Monday, June 24, 2013. She was hospitalized during a visit to attend a family wedding in Ithaca. Kathleen was born January 11, 1927 in Taos MO the eldest daughter of Fronie (Veltrop) and Alex Lauf. She is predeceased by her husband Cyril Kuttenkuler, Tipton MO, brother Harold Lauf, Jefferson City MO, sister Joan Nacy, Jefferson City MO. Kathleen is survived by her children, Cheryl Beece, Ormond Beach FL, William Kuttenkuler, Nashville TN and Diane Kuttenkuler, Jefferson City MO; sisters, Rita May, Cuba MO, Leach Schwartz, St. Louis MO; along with eighteen nieces and nephews. Kathleen was active in Elmira politics assisting her husband "Cy" Kuttenkuler, long-time Democratic Councilman and City Chamberlain. A member of St. Casimir's Catholic Church and the White Eagle's Club, she was active with Girl Scouts and the White Eagle's youth bowling league at Rossi Lanes. Kathleen and long-time friend Fran Snyder operated K& S Company, a wallpaper installation service. Friends may call at the Millard Family Chapel, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City MO, on Friday July 5, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Cathedral on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed by a reception at the church. Interment will be at St. Andrew's Cemetery in Tipton MO    Star Gazette – July 2, 2013 



Age 88 of Elmira, NY died on Sunday July 7, 2013 at home surrounded by her family. Nancy was born June 23, 1925 in Washington, D.C. the daughter of the late Luther and Winifred Holton Linkins. She was also pre-deceased by her brother, Richard Linkins. Mrs. Kaemmerer married her husband, Robert R. Kaemmerer, on July 12, 1947 and they would have celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary on July 12, 2013. Nancy was a member of The Junior League in Elmira, NY and was named Volunteer of The Year. She also volunteered for The United Way and The Girl Scouts and was a member of The Elmira Country Club for many years. Mrs. Kaemmerer is survived by her husband Robert R. Kaemmerer; son and daughter-in-law: Kenneth & Jenny Kaemmerer of Pittsburgh, PA; daughter and son-in-law: Carolyn Kaemmerer & John Sznopek of Littleton, CO; granddaughter: Katherine Kaemmerer of Pittsburgh, PA; nieces: Linda Linkins and Karen Linkins. She is also survived by many caring friends. It was Mrs. Kaemmerer's wish that there be no prior calling hours or services. Those wishing may remember Mrs. Kaemmerer through memorials to The Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA 2435 State Route 352 Elmira, NY 14903 or Care First (Southern Tier Hospice) 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.    Star Gazette – July 9, 2013     


LOSEY Cora Mae

daughter of Bronwyn Losey and Jeff Turney and sister of Muriel Losey, was born into her mama's arms on June 5, 2013 and passed on July 4, 2013 under the setting sun and surrounded by her family. She was a strong, spirited little one whose attitude was bigger than her lungs, which failed to fully form. It was truly a miracle that our impossible girl stayed with us as long as she did, and for that we are forever grateful. Thank you for your visit our love, it was way too short. We saw you with our eyes for twenty nine days, but we've loved you forever and always will. Have a wonderful journey. She was loved fiercely by her surviving family: her parents, Jeff Turney and Bronwyn Losey; proud big sister, Muriel Losey; grandparents, Jeff and Sue Losey, Mary Turney and John and Nanaz Turney; uncle, Eric Losey; and aunt, Judy Song, aunt, Grace Turney; great-grandparents, Walt and Doris Losey, Hamilton Halen, and Hope Turney; many great aunts, uncles, and cousins, and all of her other mamas at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center NICU. Thank you to all of you who were on this journey with us and loved Cora. We will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 12th, at the Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY. We will celebrate her life with a service the following week at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20th, at the Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Rd., Lansing, NY. Following Cora's service, we welcome everyone to join us for a picnic. Contributions may be directed to Cora's Fund, C/O Scott Albanese, Tompkins Trust Co., PO Box 460, Ithaca, NY 14850.   Star Gazette – July 10, 2013 


MACIEJCZAK Eric John "Stewy" Maciejczak

age 34, of Mildred, Pa., died on Friday, July 5, 2013.   Eric was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Oct. 13, 1978, a son of Bernadette Shersen Maciejczak and the late Richard Maciejczak. He graduated from Lake Lehman High School a member of the class of 1998. He married the former Lisa Marie Barrett on March 30, 2009.  He was employed as a lineman for the East Coast Splicing Inc. of Wellsboro, Pa.  Surviving is his spouse Lisa at home; two step-sons Eric Applegate at home and Travis Davenport at home; mother Bernadette Bennett of Hunlock Creek, Pa.; step-daughter Shyanne Place of Towanda, Pa.; two brothers Jason M. Maciejczak of Swoyersville, Pa. and Richard Maciejczak II of Forty Fort, Pa.; sister Terri Hettesheimer of Hunlock Creek, Pa.; three nieces Alyssa and Morgan Hettesheimer and Madison Maciejczak; and a nephew Chase Maciejczak.  A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the home of Elaine Barrett Fitzgerald of Mildred.   Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – July 9, 2013  


McNANEY Genevra Mae Mack

90, of Heath Road, Waverly, N.Y., went home to be with her Lord and was reunited with her husband Alfred William Mack, Jr.  Genevra was born on December 19, 1922 in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of the late Ted and Zeta (Brenchley) McNaney.  She was a member of the North Barton Grange and attended the Waverly United Methodist Church. Jeannie was devoted to her family and treasured the time spent with them. Fond memories of her cooking and her giving ways will be remembered by her family. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-greatgrandmother.   Jeannie enjoyed crocheting, knitting and was an outstanding seamstress. Jeannie was predeceased by her husband Alfred William Mack, Jr. in 1982; her son Lewis Mack in 1983; a daughter Deborah Sandroni in 2010; as well as her twin brother George McNaney.  She will be greatly missed by her children: Pamela (Joe) Kittle of Nichols; Steven Mack of Waverly; Lori Mack of Waverly, Gary (Corky) Mack of Waverly; her special grandchildren: Pamela (Henry) Franks; Lisa (Randy) Cridge; Annette (Jeff) Creedon, Kelley (Dave) Dean, Shannon (John) VanSkiver; Lewis (Yvonne) Mack, Alfred (Marie) Mack; Susan Bostwick, Robert (Beth) Bostwick, Justin Mack and Benjamin Mack, Jaime Coleman, Rachel Rabb, Jennie Mack; 24 great-grandchildren and five great-greatgrandchildren. Jeannie will also be remembered by her best friend Barbara Pearce with whom she enjoyed going to Reese’s for coffee.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Sunday, July 7 from 12 - 1 p.m., at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of a life well lived for Genevra will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m., with Pastor Anne Bey Canfield of the Waverly United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850 in loving memory of Genevra Mae Mack.  Sayre Morning Times – July 5, 2013     


MEYERS Freda M. Brady

age 83 of Lyons Drive, Horseheads, NY, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born December 26, 1929 in Bolivar, NY she was the daughter of the late Fritz and Elsie (Reynolds) Meyers, Sr. Freda was a graduate of Addison High School and later of Elmira College where she received her certification as a bookkeeper. Freda married Malcolm Brady in 1963 in Addison, NY. He predeceased her in 2007. Freda worked as a bookkeeper for the Ingersoll Rand Company for 25 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Horseheads, and in her free time enjoyed walking her dog, Snoopy. She is survived by seven siblings; Fritz (Elaine) Meyers, Jr., Albert (Rosie) Meyers, Neva (Bob) Meyers Tosh, Mickey (Virginia) Meyers, Kate (Ken) Anderson, Jim Meyers, Carl Meyers and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Freda was predeceased by: sister, Marie Meyers; brothers, Charles and Burdette Meyers and sister-in-law, Mary Meyers. Friends and family may call on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY. A funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00PM. Burial will take place in the family plot at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent in Freda's name to: Cameron Mills Town Line Cemetery, c/o Irene Smith, 4686 Shaugher Road, Cameron Mills, NY 14820.  Star Gazette – July 7, 2013   


MORGAN Joseph E.

A celebration of his life will take place Fri. July 5, 2013 at the Boars Nest, 519 Erie St. Elmira, NY 14904 at 6 p.m.  Star Gazette – July 4, 2013



Millport, NY: Was born January 20, 1946 in Endicott, NY the son of the late Fred J. and Emma (Lung) Morrison, died peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with his family at his side. He was 67. His brothers, Fred Jr. and Herb preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving children, Penny Morrison, Patricia Reynolds, Elizabeth Peckham, Warren Morrison and Christopher Morrison; sisters, Shirley, Loretta "Butch" and Violet; his three special friends, Patrick "Gink" Jordan, Laura Bombacie and Shanika Morgan; along with 14 beloved grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Harold was the independent owner and proprietor of Morrison's Heating and Basement Waterproofing serving the Twin Tiers for many years. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY for the Memorial Service honoring his life at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society Southern NY Region 13 Beech Street Johnson City, NY 13790 in his memory.   Star Gazette – July 2, 2013 


NEWCOMB "Lynn" Newcomb

age 58, of Tioga, PA, died Monday, July 8, 2013 at his home after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Lynn was born July 13, 1954 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Nelson E. and Caroline (Lind) Newcomb. He was married to his loving wife, "Sis" (Hopper) Newcomb. He was a loving family man and friend of many. Lynn was a member of F&AM Tioga Lodge 373, Tioga, PA. Lynn was a wonderful husband, son, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Lynn is survived by his wife, Sis, of Tioga, PA; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joshua Lynn and Sheena Newcomb of Kansas, Jason David Newcomb of Tioga, PA; six grandchildren, Kevin, Trever and Zackary Newcomb, Joey, Gabbie and Emma Walter; his mother, Caroline Newcomb; sisters-in-law, April (Steve) Greenwalt, Tammy Hughes and Misty (John) Vetter; his mother-in-law, Judy Baker, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Nelson Newcomb. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A Masonic Service and Memorial Service will follow at the funeral home at 4:30 P.M. with Rev. William "Bill" Lusk officiating.  Star Gazette – July 9, 2013     


OATES Mark W. Oates

age 54, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at his home.  He is survived by his children, Sean Taylor and Shannon Taylor; granddaughter Norah Taylor; mother Esther Oates; brother Gordon Peck (Victoria); brother Russell Peck (Anne); sister Pattie Poenicke (Paul); brother Wally Oates; 12 nieces and nephews, and 22 great nieces and nephews.  Mark was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Ann Oates and his father, David W. Oates. Mark was born September 24, 1958, in Denver, Colo. He grew up in Commerce City, Colo., and graduated from Adams City High School in 1976. Following his graduation, Mark immediately enrolled in the United States Navy, where he served for four years.  Mark started working for Leprino Foods as an accounts payable clerk with Leprino Transportation Company and moved his way up to controller with Leprino Foods; working with the company in many locations for a total of 27 years. His last years were spent at the Waverly plant.  Mark enjoyed riding his bicycle, skiing, hanging out with friends, but more than anything he loved his family. Mark met the love of his life, Lisa, in 1995 gaining the family he always wanted; a wife and two children.  Mark and Lisa loved music and traveling. The Oates house was the haven for stray animals. Mark owned three dogs (Lucy, Missy and LuLu), four cats (Kizzy, Jack, CoCo and Alcest) and two birds (Big Percy and Little Percy) all of which he considered his "other children."  Loved by many, will be missed by all, but is once again reunited with the love of his life.  At the request of Mark's family, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, and the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd, Waverly, NY 14892.  Sayre Morning Times – July 10, 2013   


OGRODNICK Sandra H. Doud

70, of Galeton, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born May 29, 1943 in Trenton, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Hedwig (Dombroski) Ogrodnick. She was married to Howard R. Doud, Jr., who preceded her in death. Sandy was a homemaker and enjoyed watching NASCAR, cooking, sitting on her porch and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are a son, Howie R. Doud, Wellsboro; three daughters, Denise Doud, Galeton; Jackie (Mike Seeley) Doud, Galeton; Shannon (Joe) Kurtz, Sunderlinville; a brother, Stanley (Rosalyn) Ogrodnick, Delaware; eight grandchildren, Kristy Carlson, Rachel Seeley, Cassidy Kiselyk, Dalton Seeley, Sydney Doud, Peyton Doud, Madison Sauley, and Lauren Sauley; a great-granddaughter, Zoey Carlson; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, Sandy was predeceased by a brother, Dennis Ogrodnick, and a sister, Nancy Wayda. A private service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton.  Wellsboro Gazette – July 6, 2013  


ORSHAW Patrick L. Orshaw

65, of Bradenton, Fla., a former longtime native of the Valley, died on June 29, 2013. Pat was born, Dec. 27, 1947, to the late Larry and Sally Orshaw of Athens, Pa.  Pat was a graduate of Athens High School. He was a Vietnam veteran and retired from Ingersoll Rand of Athens, Pa.  He was a dedicated member of the V.F.W. and the Moose Lodge.  Pat is survived by his wife Barbara, of 44 years; children, Mary Orshaw of Athens, Annette (Frank) Daum of Florida, and Patrick Michael Orshaw of Athens; three grandchildren, Austin and Matthew of Athens and Alexa of Florida. He is also survived by his brother, Timothy Orshaw of Odessa, N.Y.; sisters, Patricia (Mike) Wilkinson of Waverly, and Cindy (Roger) Lowry of Waverly; close sister-in-law, Sue Shaffer of Florida; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Pat was predeceased by one brother, Sonny Orshaw.  Abiding by Pat’s wishes, there will be no services. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date, at the convenience of the family.   Sayre Morning Times – July 3, 2013   


RICE James O. "Jimbo"

Age 75, of Arnold Ave. and Brandon, FL, died June 30, 2013. He was born in Cortland to Francis and Frances (Lusk) Rice. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Azubah "Zubie" Rice; sons and daughters-in-law, Brad (Cathy) Rice of Horseheads, Eric (Lisa) Rice of Elmira Heights, Jamie (Michelle) Rice of Fort Edward, NY; grandchildren, Ashley (Joel) Hockenberry, Matthew Rice, Kathryn, Jesse, and Meagan Rice, Lindsey and MacKenzie Rice; great-grandchildren, Angelina and Haleigh; brother, John (Helen) Rice of North Carolina. He was also predeceased by his brothers, William and Gerald Rice and sister, Joanne Beebe. Jim was retired from Hardinge Inc. where he worked in all phases of research, development and manufacture. He was a member of the Community Wesleyan Church. He was very active with the sports programs in Elmira Heights Little Leagues and a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and role model to many. He was also a devote Gideon and while growing up he was a member of the 8th Ward. He loved the Eldridge Park Carousel and can finally keep the brass ring. Family and friends are invited to call at the Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave. in Horseheads, on Wed. July 3, 2013 from 1-3:00 p.m. His service will follow there in church at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Burial service will take place at the convenience of his family. Condolences and remembrances at A special thanks to the staff of AOMC dialysis unit.   Star Gazette – July 2, 2013


ROELANDS Harold 'Harry' E. Roelands

82, of Asylum Twp., died at home on Saturday, July 6, 2013.  Harry was born in Palmyra, N.Y., a son of the late William F. and Helen L. Ikewood Roelands. Harry grew up in Palmyra and graduated from the Palmyra High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On Jan. 16, 1982, Harry married Judy Sandt. Harry worked as a computer specialist for the nuclear division of FEMA until he retired in 1985, after working there for over 30 years. After retiring from FEMA, Harry and Judy moved to Asylum Twp. where he worked in real estate for several years for Kerr-Crawford.  Harry was an active member and volunteer for the Towanda American Legion Post 42, Wysox Volunteer Fire Company and Ambulance Association, and The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 1152, Wysox, where he was very active in the recycling program and the nursing scholarship program. Harry was a kind and giving person, who enjoyed life. He loved metal detecting, fishing, golfing, bowling, and working outside.  Harry is survived by his wife Judy; children Michael Roelands and wife Stacy of Maryland, Marta Fitzpatrick of California, Terry Roelands and wife Debbie of California and Kim Roelands of California; and nephew Steve Roelands and wife Julie of New York.  In addition to his parents, Harry is preceded in death by his brother, William 'Bill' Roelands in 1988 and sister-in-law, Priscilla Roelands in 1998.  Abiding by Harry's request, there will be no services. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, is assisting the family with arrangements. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179 Ulster, PA 18850, in memory of Harold 'Harry' E. Roelands.  Towanda Daily Review – July 7, 2013    


ROGERS Sgt. Justin Richard Rogers

Our hearts were broken Friday, June 28, 2013 with the sudden passing of our hero, Sgt. Justin Richard Rogers, 25, of Barton, N.Y.  Justin was born on May 26, 1988 in Sayre, the son of Stanley and Teresa Vicki.  "Jutt" as he will be remembered by his schoolmates, was a graduate of Tioga Central High School Class of 2007. During his school years, he actively participated in wrestling and football. He enjoyed weightlifting and spending time at the gym. Sgt. Justin proudly served his country for the last five years with the U.S. Army and was currently serving in Afghanistan as a horizontal construction engineer.  His awards include two Army Achievement Medals, an Army Good Conduct Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, an Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.  Justin treasured his daughter Nateli and was so looking forward to having leave to be able to spend time with her. He loved and lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was the "life of the party."  He will be greatly missed by his parents: Stanley "Stosh" and Teresa Vicki of Barton; his wife Stefanie (Ramsey) Rogers; his daughter Nateli Rogers; siblings Amber Rogers and Ryan Vicki; maternal grandparents Richard and Carol Rogers; paternal grandmother Doris Vicki; aunts and uncles: Rick and Angie Rogers, Julie and Mark Whipple, Pat and Greg Jeffers, Tom Hollister, and Susan Vicki; his nephews Ty Walger and Dylan Vincent; cousins: Adam Rogers and his daughter Alexandria Creller; Emily, Amy and Mark Whipple; Kristen Lewis and Heather Dunning.  Justin was predeceased by his paternal grandfather Stan Vicki; Maternal great-grandmother Irene Rogers. Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.  A memorial service and a celebration of Justin's life will be held on Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m., at the Tioga Central Middle School Auditorium, 5th Ave., Tioga Center, N.Y., with Pastor Jon Austin of the Lounsberry United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to The Justin Rogers Athletic Sports Scholarship, c/o Tioga Central School, PO Box 241, Tioga Center, NY 13845 in loving memory of Sgt. Justin Richard Rogers.  Caring assistance is being provided by The Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Sayre Morning Times – July 9, 2013  


ROSS Carl J. Ross

64, of Ridgebury Township, PA, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 6, 2013, from his home with his wife and good friend Rick Barnes by his side. He was the loving husband of Liz (Souto) Ross. The couple married July 4, 1998 and had 15 happy years together. Carl was born on November 15, 1948 in Waverly, NY, son of the late Joseph Ross and Arlie (Case) Ross Quinn. He attended Sayre High School and then North East Bradford High School and was a graduate in 1966, and went on to attend and graduate from Keystone College in La Plume, PA. After college, Carl went to work on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, then Sylvania and IBM, and retired in 2004 from Lockheed Martin. He attended the Central Assembly of God Church in Horseheads, NY, and in the past attended and taught Sunday School at the Athens Presbyterian Church. Carl enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing volleyball, basketball, and baseball, playing golf in a league at Sheppard Hills Country Club, and watching football on TV. Carl also enjoyed traveling with his wife Liz and spending time with his family and friends. Carl is survived by his wife, Liz; his children, Michael Ross of Sayre, PA and his daughter, Debra Ross-Campbell of Lock Haven, PA; his grandchildren, Mason and Skylar Campbell; his sister, Rose Marie Hennessey of Orlando, FL; his sister-in-law, Gwen Ross; along with several nieces and nephews. Carl was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Joseph Ross. Family and friends are welcome to call from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The memorial service to honor Carl's life will be held following the visitation at 1:00 on Saturday, July 13th, at the funeral home with his pastor, Rev. Steven Shinn, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Carl's memory to the Central Assembly of God Church, 1 Brenway Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845 or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd, Towanda, PA 18848.  Star Gazette – July 8, 2013    


RYDER Gerald Lewis (Jerry) Ryder

died June 21, 2013, in Springfield, Mo.  Jerry was born on March 11, 1934 in Sayre ,Pa., the son of Okley and Muriel (Shaffer) Ryder. Jerry was 79 years of age upon his passing. Jerry lived in South Waverly during his formative years and  attended Waverly Schools. He was well known for his business “Jerry’s Body Shop” on 17C in Waverly for many years. After leaving Waverly he and his wife Joanne (Keene) Ryder moved to Hemet, Calif., where they established a successful modular home sales and construction service.  During the last 20 years he and his devoted wife “Jo” resided in Branson, Mo., where they established their final home and enjoyed the many shows and attractions. Jerry and his wife were devout Christians who attended services on a very regular basis and supported many missions and Charitable endeavors.  Throughout their lives together they enjoyed auto racing, landscaping, boating, fishing and traveling. They were world-wide travelers with a wide range of interests.  Jerry was preceded in death by his wife Joanne (Keene) Ryder, in February 2010; his parents, Okley and Muriel; his mother and father-in-law, Earl and Thelma Keene; and his sister Lois.  Jerry is survived by his daughter Debra (Nick) Nichols of Sacramento, Calif., and by his devoted son Larry (Jane) Ryder of Dallas Texas; six grandchildren and three great grandsons; sister Cora (Les) Platt of Hemet, Calif., brother Ricky (Jeanette) of Dover, Del.; and many nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by his life-long friend, Phil Austin of Athens Township.    Sayre Morning Times – July 3, 2013    


SANFORD Dr. Edgar J. Sanford

died at his home in Tampa, FL June 26, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Bath, NY in 1940, the son of Dr. James Sanford and Julia Grosfelt Sanford. The valedictorian of Haverling's Class of 1958, he completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at Duke University. After serving an internship and one year of training in general surgery at the New York Hospital of Cornell University, he entered the United State Navy and served from 1967 to 1969. Dr. Sanford returned to Duke University in 1969, where he completed four years of training in his surgical specialty, urology. He served on the faculty of Penn State University's Hershey Medical Center from 1972 to 1979, when he left to enter private urology practice in Elmira, NY. He later returned to academic medicine at the University of South Florida Medical Center at Tampa until he retired. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three children, and six grandchildren: Stephanie and Jeff Colby and Calvin and Charlotte of Westport, MA, James and Deme Sanford and Alex and Matthew of Bow, NH, and Ted and Kaori Sanford and Eleanor and Katherine of Graham, NC. Calling hours will be held at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath from 11 AM to noon on Saturday, July 6. Funeral services will follow at noon. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc., 355 Lexington Ave., 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017.   Star Gazette – July 2, 2013    


SCHNEIDAU Charles Waldemar Schneidau

50, of Afton, N.Y., died peacefully at home on Thursday, June 27, 2013.  He was born to Roberta "Bobbie" Thorp Ferris of Waverly, N.Y., and Herbert Schneidau of Germany on April 24, 1963.  Chuck grew up on Pine St. and Sutliff Hill Road in Athens, Pa.  After graduating from Patch High School in Germany, Chuck enlisted in the U. S. Navy.  Upon returning home he acquired a CDLA license and drove for his living. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, NASCAR, and doing various projects around his home.   What he loved most of all was his family. He was always there to help in any way he could and would always put a smile on every ones face.  Chuck married Kathy Aherns Schneidau of Afton, N.Y., July 4, 1989.  He is survived by his wife Kathy; son, Shane Schneidau of Afton, N.Y., step-son, Rob Davies of Johnsonburg, Pa.; step-daughter, Andela Davies of Endwell, N.Y.; grandchildren: Blake Hunt, Allison Davies, Landan Davies, Camryn Davies, Dylan Moshier, and Davin Davies. Also his father and step-mother, Herbert and Rotraut Schneidau of Germany; mother and step-father Roberta and James Ferris of Waverly, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law, William and LuAnn Schneidau of Florida; sister, Terry Schneidau of Waverly, N.Y., mother-in-law, Minnie of Afton, N.Y., and sister-in-law, Amy Aherns Drumm of Afton, N.Y. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and a step-sister.  Chuck was preceded in death by his grandparents Charles and Fern Thorp of Athens, Pa., and Gustaf and Jennie Schneidau of Gold Beach, Oreg., along with his Uncle Norman Schneidau also of Gold Beach, Oreg.  Private services will be held at his Afton home on July 4, 2013. Any contributions may be directed to Terry Schneidau, 80 Spring St., Waverly, NY 14892, to be given to Chuck's wife, Kathy. Flowers and condolences may be sent to Roberta Ferris, 201 William St., Waverly, NY 14892.  Sayre Morning Times – July 3, 2013


SHAW Devon

MILLPORT: Age 18, recent Watkins Glen High School graduate, died July 9, 2013 after fighting cancer for more than three-and-a-half years. Devon is survived by his mother and step-father, Diana and Jim Crane; father and step-mother, Scott and Debbie Shaw; sisters and brother, Alicia (Bryant) Myers, Kendra Shaw, Billy Shaw, and Darci Watkins; girlfriend and unconditional supporter, Chelsea Lehman; special aunt and uncle, Debbie and Doug Bernhardt; special cousins, Bryant and Erika Bernhardt; his faithful buddy, Neeko; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A public memorial service will be held on Friday, July 12th, at 10:00am at the Watkins Glen High School Field House. A private burial and committal service at Lakeview Cemetery in Watkins Glen will be held at the convenience of the family. The family wishes in lieu of flowers, that you may consider a donation in memory of Devon to "Make A Wish Foundation", 3901 Genesee St., Suite 110, Buffalo, NY 14225.  Star Gazette – July 10, 2013   


STERLING Pamela Jean (Pammie) Sterling

59, of Trumansburg, NY, formerly of Endicott, NY, died on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca. She was predeceased by her parents, Emerson and Jean Sterling; and brothers, Scott Sterling and Donald Sterling. She is survived by her two brothers, Randy (Joanne) Sterling of Dryden, NY and Thomas (Lisa) Sterling of Tioga, PA; and sister-in-law, Annie Sterling; along with nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Matthews, Joshua and Andrew Sterling, Sarah (Jon) Purnell, Adam Sterling, Chelsea and Rachel Sterling; great niece, Adalyn Matthews; and her devoted family at Franziska Racker Center in Trumansburg, NY. The family would like to thank the staff at Cayuga Medical Center for their compassion and care for Pammie in her final days. She loved the simple things in life. She enjoyed her food and coffee, and also enjoyed going for drives until it came to the stop signs. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Dryden Baptist Church in Dryden, NY. Pastor Ron Miller will officiate. Entombment will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Pammie's memory to Franziska Racker Center c/o of Terri LoPinto, 3226 Wilkins Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850. Arrangements are by the Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home, Endicott.   Star Gazette – July 11, 2013


TUBACH Sister Jeanne Tubach, I.H.M.

age 80, of Scranton, Pa., formerly known as Sister Mary Gordon, died on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Our Lady of Peace Residence.  Jeanne was born on Sept. 1, 1932, a daughter of the late Gordon P. and Marian Elizabeth Sick Tubach of Dushore, Pa. She graduated from St. Basil's High School, a member of the class of 1949.  She entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Scranton in Sept. 8, 1949, made her temporary profession of vows on May 8, 1952 and her final profession of vows on May 8, 1955. Sister Jeanne served her community as a teacher in the following schools: St. Ann's and St. Peter's schools in Scranton, St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, N.Y., St. Mary of the Mt. High School in Pittsburgh, Pa., St. Rose's High School in Carbondale, Pa., St. Patrick High School, Scranton, and the Santisimo Nombre de Jesus High School in Lima, Peru. She also served as principal of Holy Rosary High School in Scranton and the Academia Christo Rey in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She was administrator of the Marian Convent IHM Retirement Center in Scranton, director of volunteer services at the Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale, Pa., and on the support staff Cresco, Pa. She was recently recognized for having celebrated 60 years as a member of the IHM community.   She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law Paul and Barbara Tubach of Glen Allen, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law Lucille and James Christini of Towanda, Pa., Mary Frances and John Cummiskey of Endicott, N.Y.; and sister-in-law Mary Irene Holcombe Tubach of Laporte, Pa. She is also survived by her aunts Edna Sick and Rita Tubach and an uncle Earl "Bob" Zettlemoyer as well as 15 nieces and nephews and several grand-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Wayne Tubach on April 2, 2005 and by her aunt and uncles Raymond Tubach, Earl Tubach, Leona Tubach Kaminsky, Louis Sick, Geraldine Sick Rohe, and Anna Marie Zettlemoyer.  Viewing will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12 at Our Lady of Peace Residence on the Marywood University campus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Our Lady of Peace Residence with interment following at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Moscow, Pa.  Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters, c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509; or the  Alzheimer's Association  , 63 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18071.  Towanda Daily Review – July 9, 2013 


Van ALSTINE Illa Van Alstine Ciccotti

Illa Van Alstine Ciccotti, 90, of Wilmington, NC, and formerly of Elmira, NY, died Monday, July 8, 2013. She was born in Corning, NY, December 29, 1922, daughter of Maurice Van Alstine and Hazel Rose Van Alstine. Mrs. Ciccotti was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, Wilmington, NC. Surviving are three children, Sandra A. Novick and husband Ray of Mooresville, NC, Martina A. Ciccotti of Durham, NC, and Martin A. Ciccotti and wife Laura of East Aurora, NY; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Her husband of fifty-nine years, Angelo Ciccotti, died on July 21, 2006. A sister, Miva Wainwright, also preceded her in death. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at St. Mark Catholic Church, 1013 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC, 28403, by Msgr. Stephen Worsley. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church at the aforementioned address, or to the New Hanover County Humane Society, 2405 N. 23rd Street, Wilmington, NC, 28401.  Star Gazette – July 10, 2013    


Van DEVENTER Ronald Van Deventer

80, died on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his home. He was the husband of Lucille Van Deventer and the son of the late Rev. E. Eugene and Charlotte Van Deventer of Elmira, NY. Ronald was born in Elton, NY and lived many years in Elmira, NY. His trade was laying tile and carpet. He traveled all over the U.S. laying tile in Malls. He was a friend to all and a HERO to his family. Ronald was a faithful member of Grapevine Baptist Church in Lewisville, NC and a faithful witness and servant for Christ. As he was known saying, "Without Jesus, you have nothing!" In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a wife, Micki Van Deventer; sons, John Van Deventer and Michael Van Deventer and a daughter, Melissa Phillips. Left to cherish his precious memories are his wife, Lucille; one sister, Joyce Van Deventer; brother, Edwin Van Deventer both of Elmira, NY; two sons, David Van Deventer and wife Christy of Bardstown, KY and Ronnie David Van Deventer of Winston-Salem; five daughters, Bobbie Ruth Welch and husband Brian of Bardstown, KY, Patsy Lyons and husband Kent of Winston-Salem, Marjorie Griner and husband Billy of Elkin, NC; Michele Coalson and husband Tarron of Clemmons, NC, and Denise Canny of Clemmons, NC; 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. A home going celebration will be held 6:00 PM Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Grapevine Baptist Church, 7869 Grapevine Road in Lewisville, NC with Pastor Ronnie Comer officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-6 PM prior to the service at the church. The family would like to thank Winston-Salem Hospice and Palliative Care Center for the care Ronald received. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, NC 27103.  Star Gazette – July 6, 2013     


Van NESS Carl R. "Dick" Van Ness

passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, after a lengthy illness. As he wished, he died at home.  Carl was born in Sayre, Pa., on Saturday, July 31, 1937 to Claude W. and Anne Fairchild Van Ness of Towanda, Pa.   He attended school in Towanda, graduating from St. Agnes in 1955. St. Agnes remained important to him throughout his life and he never missed a reunion.  Carl joined the Air Force in 1956 and became part of a unique group of men who remain friends to this day. Shortly after basic training he was chosen to go to the U.S. Army Language School in Monterey, Calif., to learn the Russian language.  He spent his military time as a Russian linguist, intercepting and transcribing Russian radio transmissions. Upon completion of his military service he returned to his beloved Towanda in 1961 and enrolled at Penn State to complete his degree in business administration, majoring in accounting.  In 1963 he married Angie Quatrini at The Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, Pa. They marked their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 15, 2013. After graduation he moved his wife and infant daughter to Henrietta, N.Y., and Carl went to work for the accounting firm of Ernst & Ernst in the new high rise known as Midtown Tower in Rochester, N.Y.  In 1968 Carl became the business manager of the Temple Building in Rochester, a job he dearly loved for 20 years.  In 1972 he and Angie formed the property maintenance company of Cavco Services Inc. which is now being managed by the second generation.  Carl was predeceased by his parents Claude W. and Anne Fairchild Van Ness and an infant brother Robert.  He is survived by his wife Angie; his daughter Roseann and her husband Tim Bruner of Fairport, N.Y.; his son William and his partner Julie Harris of Scottsville, N.Y.; grandsons Daniel Van Ness and Nicholas Bruner; his granddaughter Grace Anne Van Ness; several cousins, nieces, nephews and Angie's siblings and their spouses.  Calling hours will be at Miller Funeral Home, 3325 Winton Road South, Rochester, N.Y., from 4 to 7 p.m., on Friday, July 5. His funeral Mass will be at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 3318 E. Henrietta Road, Henrietta, N.Y., at 11 a.m., Saturday morning July 6. Burial to follow at Ascension Garden Cemetery, 1900 Pinnacle Road, Henrietta, N.Y. Those wishing may direct memorials to St. Agnes School, 102 Third Street, Towanda, PA 18848 in Carl's Memory.   Sayre Morning Times – July 4, 2013     


WHITSON Jim Lee Whitson Sr.

46 of Elmira, N.Y., and formerly of Towanda, Pa., died on July 9, 2013, at his home.  Jim was born Feb. 4, 1967, a son of Sarah Maines Ackley. He attended Towanda High School.   Jim enjoyed gambling, especially at Tioga Downs and spending time and visiting with his family.  Surviving Jim are his mother, Sarah Maines Ackley of Monroeton, Pa.; daughter, Autumn Lea Whitson of Wyalusing, Pa.; son, Jim Lee Whitson Jr. of New Albany, Pa.; mother of his children, Tammy Cunningham of Portage, Pa.; brothers, Charles (Mary) Ackley of Franklindale, Pa., Richard (Patricia) Ackley of North Towanda, Pa., Jesse Ackley of Franklindale, Pa., Shepard "Shep" (Linda) Ackley of Towanda, Pa., and Frank (Sharon) Ackley of Summerfield, Fla.; sisters, Diane (Edward) Sites of Monroeton, Pa., and Mary Arteaga of Ocala, Fla.  Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family and are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the  American Diabetes Association , NE Regional Office, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, in loving memory of Jim Lee Whitson Sr.  Towanda Daily Review – July 11, 2013    


WIDO Theodore J. "Ted" Wido, Sr.

age 79, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away, Monday, July 1, 2013.  Ted was born in Larksville, Pa., on March 27, 1934 to his parents, Frank and Victoria (Shebloski) Wido.  He graduated from Hanover High School in 1952. He joined the U.S. Army in 1955 and served for three years with the military police at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. In 1961 he joined N.Y.S. Police where he served at Station Troop B, Malone, N.Y. and completed his tour at Troop C Station, Sidney, N.Y., serving until 1985 at the Owego barracks. In 1988, he was appointed Undersherriff for Tioga County, N.Y., by Roger Besser and served 16 years prior to retirement in December of 2003.  Ted loved to golf with his buddies, his grandson, Anthony and in later years, with his son, Ted. He loved to garden and play baseball, becoming an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. He was a communicant of Blessed Trinity Parish, St. James Church.  Ted is survived by his sons and daughters in law, Theodore, Jr. and Betsy Wido of Conklin, N.Y., and Steve and Lori Wido of Waverly, N.Y.; grandchildren, Cacie, Kelli, Autumn, and Anthony Wido, also Jen (Wido) Fancher and her husband, Kyle; great-grandaughter, Brooklynn Fancher; as well as his very dear and wonderful friend, Mary Charlotte Donnelly.  Ted was predeceased by his parents; his beloved wife, Barbara in 1994; daughter, Susan Wido; brothers, Jon and Frank; and his sisters, Helen Sawicki and Marie Mikus.  Friends are invited to call at the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, Friday 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish, St. James Church, 503 Clark St., Waverly. Interment at St. James Cemetery, Waverly.  In lieu of flowers, donations


YOUNGS Carol Sue Hakes

age 70, of Big Flats, died on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Absolut Care of Three Rivers. She was born on March 11, 1943 in Corning, the daughter of Walter and Elizabeth (Mastenbrook) Youngs. Carol enjoyed watching the birds and spending time with her grandchildren. She was previously employed by Westinghouse and later retired from the Big Flats American Legion where she was a member. She is survived by her special companion, Larry Johns of Big Flats; mother, Elizabeth "Betty" Youngs of Painted Post; daughters, Lisa (Lee) Nelson of Hammondsport; Lois (John Diver) Deming of Painted Post; and Leslie (Joe) Riopelle, of Lexington, SC; sisters, Judy Berto, Sandy Youngs, Barbara (Ron) Stoll, and Phyllis (Lee) Clark and a brother, Steven Youngs; grandchildren: Zachary and Ingrid Nelson, Heather (Nate) Dunning, Courtney Deming, and Jolie Riopelle; great grandson, Jackson Dunning, and several nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by her father, Walter Youngs. A celebration of Carol's life will be held at the Big Flats American Legion, 45 Olcott Road South, Big Flats on Friday, July 5, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Big Flats American Legion, 45 Olcott Road South, Big Flats, NY 14814.   Star Gazette – July 2, 2013     



? Blanche Mae DERR

Age 72 of Elmira, NY. She was born October 4, 1940 in Elmira, daughter of the late Lawrence and Edna (Hammond) Sheive and died Monday, July 8, 2013 peacefully at home surrounded by close family, after a brief, yet courageous battle with cancer. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her older sister Doris Sheive (Nelson) and her loving husband Ronald Derr. Ron and Blanche lived on Oneida Road where they raised three daughters in a rural setting complete with horses, gardens, wood burning stove and home cooked meals, reminiscent of a time long past. Blanche was a long time employee of Banfield-Baker where she worked nearly half her life. She was the slender built, dirt under her nails lady with a twinkle in her eye that knew the answer to the question you came to ask. Blanche is survived by her daughter and best friend Rene DiBartolomeo with husband Nick; daughters Donna Derr and Debbie Dougherty. Blanche was also blessed with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, special cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of enlightened gardeners and lawn-care enthusiasts. She will be sorely missed. At her request, there will be no public services. However, those wishing, may remember Blanche by donating to any animal shelter. Her family wishes to thank Dr. Rodgers, Jennifer Dombroski and CareFirst for their extraordinary care. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Star Gazette – July 10, 2013 


? Rose Marie Powers

77, of Palm Bay, FL died peacefully Tuesday July 2, 2013. A native of Elmira and Pine City, NY, Rose moved to Florida in 1991 from New York. Rose spent most of her working years as an instructional aid for the Elmira school system. Rose was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and spent her free time volunteering at Oakwood Villas as a remedial reading teacher. Rose is survived by her husband of 60 years, John Powers of Palm Bay; two sons: Robert Thomas (Linda) Powers of Melbourne, FL, and Christopher (Jan) Powers of Ohio; six grandchildren: Kelli Ann Price, Brian Powers, Timothy Powers, Kristen Tremblay, Keri Bednarski, and John J. Powers; and 10 great-grandchildren.  Star Gazette – July 7, 2013     


? M. Elizabeth "Bette, Betsy, Betts" Williams

A poetry reading and luncheon to honor her life and 70th birthday will be held at Noon on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at Community Arts of Elmira on Lake St. Stories, memories, photos, and poems to share are welcomed and appreciated. Please RSVP if possible to: LynnCWilliams.  Star Gazette – July 7, 2013    

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

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