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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.

ANDERSON Timothy Anderson

53, of Milan, Pa., died on Wednesday July 17, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.Timothy James "Tim" Anderson was born in Troy, Pa., on May 13, 1960. He was the son of Janice (Brown) Kellogg, the late James Allen Anderson, and the father who raised him, the late Donald "Jerry" Kellogg. In earlier years, Tim attended the SRU school in East Smithfield. He graduated from high school in Florida and later earned an associate’s degree in electronics. He was employed as a dockworker for Yellow Freight in Lancaster, Pa., when disabled by an unfortunate work accident.Tim was a loving and supportive father who raised his girls on his own. He will be lovingly remembered as a quiet and very personable man that, throughout his disability he was ready to work with others for others. Tim was very mechanically minded. He loved to tinker and was a talented woodworker. He enjoyed times shared with friends and family, especially his grandchildren and attending family gatherings. Tim was a huge NASCAR fan and an avid collector, his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Sr.In addition to his mother, Janice Kellogg of East Smithfield, surviving are his children, Brandi Anderson of Lancaster and Bridgett Anderson of Milan; a step-daughter, Kelly Hoose of Lancaster; eight grandchildren, Alexis, Dakota, Blake, Trent, Tyler, Noah, Hayden and Leeanna; four siblings, Cindy (Mike) Swan of Bentley Creek, Diane Carter of East Smithfield, Penny (Dale) Shepard of Granville Summit and Jim (Renee) Kellogg of East Smithfield; and a special aunt, Shirley Brown of Armenia Mountain. Besides his fathers; Tim was predeceased by a brother, Jack Kellogg; his grandparents, Willard and Helen Brown, Raymond and Ruby Anderson, Fred and Helen Kellogg; special uncles, Dr. Fred Kellogg, Gerald Brown and Eugene Brown. A memorial service to celebrate Tim's life will be announced at a later date. His family will provide flowers and suggests those who wish consider a memorial in his name to a charity of one’s choice.  Towanda Daily Review – July 19, 2013   



BURDETT: 64, died July 12, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen on Tuesday (July 16th) from 2pm-4pm; followed by a memorial service at 4:00pm. He is survived by his wife, Dianna L. Arnold; children, Sharon (Ray) Morrisette of Townsend, Julie Arnold (Jay Clark) of Elmira, and Donald Arnold (Stacy Secora) of North Carolina; brothers, Keith (Cheryl) Arnold of Michigan and Kenneth (Jackie) Arnold of Burdett; and several grandchildren. Glen was a machine operator at Central Asphalt.   Star Gazette – July 14, 2013  


BARR Marianne Rose Barr Welch

died peacefully at her home in the company of her family and a staff that had loyally cared for her during her final declining years. She was born March 26, 1915 in Corning, the first of seven children born to German immigrants, Fritz and Anna Barr. She was married to Attorney Vincent J. Welch who died in 1972. She was the mother of eight children: Elizabeth who died as an infant, Robert (Veryl), George (Elizabeth), Vincent Joseph (Mary Lee), Virginia Headd (James), Frederick, Jacob (Karen) and Thomas (Mary). She is also survived by her sister Virginia Weston and brother Frederick Barr. She had 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She attended local schools and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute in Buffalo, returning to Corning during the depression to take a job at the then Corning Glass Works. She was a devoted and effective mother. She loved Keuka Lake, spending as much time there as the seasons permitted, catering to her children and grandchildren while reminding them that she was watching. They meant the world to her. She led an active life until the vicissitudes of aging caused her to be housebound for most of the last seven years. There she was cared for by a devoted group of ladies who became her close friends: Zonia Lewis, Leona Harris, Jacque Lewis, McKenzy Lewis, Deanna Kemp, and Diane Canner. Their care and friendship contributed immensely to her well-being during and extended life. By all accounts she was a beautiful and popular young woman. She stayed close to many of her school friends, delighted by periodic reunions with her group they called the "Stardusters". She appears to have outlived them all. She was proud of her large family and enjoyed raising her children, always remarking upon the good traits in each, yet reminding all of their shortcomings. Her big heart and sense of humor will be remembered and missed. When needed she was always a motherly refuge. The family will greet friends at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning. Calling hours will be 1-3 and 6-8 on Sunday July 14. On Monday July 15 at 1:00 PM, there will be a Mass of Christian Burial at the church of her baptism, St. Mary's Church in Corning, showing reverence to God and celebrating her life.  Star Gazette – July 13, 2013   


BARTLETT Jean Marie (Bartlett) Slater

age 70, died with her family by her side, on Thursday, July 11, 2013. She was born in Tioga County, PA on April 7, 1943. Her parents were Ernest A. Bartlett and Dorotha (Wilcox) Bartlett. She loved watching her grandchildren; was a member of College Acres Baptist Church, and the Red Hat Society. She was an avid reader, and loved everyone she met. The last two years of her life were spent at Davis Health Care Center in Wilmington, NC. Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Marian Hager, Winifred Bartlett, and Elizabeth Jones.  Jean is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Slater) Reeves, husband, Chad Reeves, and three grandsons, Carson, Jacson and Anderson of Wilmington, NC; her two sons, Nick Humphrey, wife, Jennifer Humphrey, and four grandchildren, Elizabeth, William, Alexa and Dylan of Woodbridge, VA, and Jason Slater and fiancé, Ashton Keith of Syracuse, NY; two sisters, Norene Burrows of Wellsboro, PA and Ernestine Boom of Lawrenceville, PA; two brothers, Carl Bartlett of Lawrenceville, PA and David Bartlett and wife, Kay, of Millerton, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.   A celebration of life ceremony will be held for her family and friends in PA at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA on Friday, July 19th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with visitation from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to College Acres Baptist Church, Sound System Fund, 702 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.  Star Gazette – July 16, 2013     


BEDELL Marion Bedell Siring

died on July 21, 2013 after 93 years on this earth. Marion was born January 16, 1920 in Millbrook NY the daughter of Charles H. Bedell Sr. (1891-1998) and Grace M. Bedell (1894-1994). Marion was also predeceased by her brother Charles H. Bedell Jr. (1922-2000). Surviving Marion are her loving and devoted husband of 43 years, Warren Dean Siring Jr., sister-in-law Earnestine Bedell (Dubois), many nieces, nephews, and all of their descendants. Marion lived most of her life in Poughkeepsie NY where she graduated from Poughkeepsie High School class of '38. Went to work for IBM as an account specialist, retiring in 1986. She and Warren were active in the Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church. Marion was devoted to her parents who lived in her home until 1978. In 1996, Marion and Warren moved to Appleridge Senior Living in Horseheads NY and enjoyed the care and company provided by the staff. Over the last few years while in declining health Marion was blessed with a wonderful round the clock home care team led by Liz Ennis. Family and friends are invited together at the Chapel of Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery 342 South Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY on Thursday July 25, 2013 from 1-1:45 p.m. Graveside service and burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations, in Marion's name, to CareFirst, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 formerly Southern Tier Hospice.  Star Gazette – July 23, 2013


BOWEN Ronald L. Bowen

age 79, of Waverly, New York died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.  Ron is survived by his children: Randall, Brenda, Brian, Debbie, Bradley, Brandon, Shaun, and Eric; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters Louis, Betty, and Marjorie; brothers Gerald and Thomas; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Ron was born July 4, 1934 to Walter and Clarinda Bowen who preceded him in death as well as brothers, Richard, Robert and Lawrence.  Ron drove tractor trailers and was a carpenter. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2013, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. A special tribute of Ron's life will be presented on DVD at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one's favorite charity.  Sayre Morning Times – July 17, 2013    


BURRIS David B. Burris

72, of Covington, PA, died 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, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, with William Baker officiating.   Star Gazette – July 14, 2013


BUSH H. Betty Ray

A service of celebration of the life of H. Betty Ray (January 24, 1917 to May 29, 2013) will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1034 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY.   Star Gazette – July 24, 2013    


CARNRIKE Jessica L Carnrike (Jess)

from Athens, Pa., was born on December 19, 1981 in Sayre, Pa., and died on July 11, 2013.  There she has joined her maternal great grandmother Lena Talada, paternal grandfather Richard Babcock, maternal grandparents Glenn Winslow Sr., Leona and Ernest Lunn, maternal great uncle Orin Talada, paternal Aunt Beverly Babcock (Becky), maternal uncles Glenn Winslow Jr. and Gary Winslow, cousin Mathew Kraft and Dale (Bud) Vanderpool Jr., and just two months ago, her boyfriend Michael Lane.  Jess was a very well-known young lady of the Valley. Many say she was able to put a smile on their faces no matter what they were feeling. She had an awesome personality and a big heart. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She lived for her children and helping those in need. She was always there for anyone no matter the situation. Through the years ,she has opened her heart and home to many. Jess loved her spur of the moment "back road" road trips and anyone that was willing to ride joined her. She enjoyed going out to Slammers Bar, Lehigh Tavern and Beemans bar for karaoke with DJ Billy Keene and dancing with the girls -- sometimes to see just how many new friends she could make. Her mother and sister always told her "Jess, you're too nice and you don't have to be friends with EVERYONE!" She has impacted many lives and will be remembered by many.  Jess was survived by her children James Jr. and Katelyn also their father James Sr. (Jamie), her mother Tammy(Winslow) and Thomas Murray of Waverly, N.Y., father Victor Carnrike and Audrey Barton of Barton, N.Y., her sister and best friend Brandi (Winslow) and David Crawn of Waverly, N.Y., stepsister Shelby Thompson of Sayre, Pa., stepbrothers Brandon, Bryan and Rich Lane of Waverly N.Y., nieces Kiersten Winslow, Brooklyn Dawson and MaKenna Kraszewski, nephews Jacob Winslow, Robert Dawson, Cayden Doane and Trenton Garrison (TJ), which she loved as much as her own children; close cousins Craig and Dillon Westbrook, Nathan Chamberlain, Chrissy and Dave Hadlock, who stood by her side through her last few days; paternal grandparents Joe Carnrike and Genevieve Babcock of Waverly, N.Y., maternal aunts and uncles Dennis Brown of Elmira, N.Y., Maggie Kraft of Sayre, Pa., Robin and Roy VanAtta of Elmira, N.Y., Tina Westbrook and Joe Sandroni of Waverly, N.Y., Earl Lunn of Greene's Landing, Pa., and Michelle Morgan of Athens, Pa., paternal aunts and uncles Joyce and Brian Newman of Athens Pa., Jackie and Brian Wilcott of Waverly, NY., Allen Carnrike of Sayre, Pa., Glenn and Lisa Carnrike of Sayre, Pa., Jay Carnrike, Julie Farnham, Jodie Carnrike, Michael Carnrike, and Jon Carnrike, all of Waverly, N.Y.  She had many close friends, some of which she considered family, Marilu White (Talada) who was like a second mother, Jen Lantz, Nealsha Lafritz, Natalie Brennan, Tammy Vandyke, Brittine Garrison and Colleen Kraszewski who were like sisters to her, Elias Chilson, her roommate and like one of her children, and Mark Brundage, a very special person to her.  She had a special relationship and shared many things with her lifelong childhood love and best friend Chris Brown of Athens, Pa.  Jess will continue to live through others thanks to CORE and her love for life and people she made the decision to be an organ donor after a very bad situation that occurred and her close friend Kenneth Ervine almost lost his life, but survived.  At the request of the family and her wishes, there will be no calling hours. There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday July 20, 2013 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park in Sayre Pa. Prayer will be done by Pastor Ron Hadlock.   The family is being assisted by Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Services of Sayre, Pa.       Sayre Morning Times – July 16, 2013 


COCHRANE Gerald J. Cochrane,

died on Sunday, July 14, 2013.  He was a proud retired NYPD Police officer and the beloved husband of Marion.  The loving father of Virginia Izzo, Gerald Jr., Eileen Bobe, Lorien Cardone, Timothy, Brian, Edward and the late Patrick; dear brother of Joseph and Agnes Manning; cherished grandfather of 23 and great-grandfather of eight; he will be greatly missed.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013, from 2 - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m., at the McLaughlin and Sons Funeral Home, Third Ave., at 97th st., Brooklyn, N.Y.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 19, at 9:45 a.m. at St. Anselm's Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warriors would be appreciated.  Sayre Morning Times – July 17, 2013


COLLETT William F. Collett

89, of Port Crane, died on July 12, 2013, at the New York State Veteran's Home in Oxford.  He was born on March 6, 1924 in Binghamton, N.Y., the son of the late Cecil and Lois (Harvey) Collett.  On March 18, 1950, he married Doris Lee who predeceased him on January 1, 1999.  He was a member of the Nineveh Presbyterian Church and the American Legion Post 1596 in Harpursville. He retired from NYSEG after 36 years of service.  William is survived by his companion of 14 years, Frances Wicks; his children, Thomas C. and Sharon (Balmer) Collett, of Nineveh, David W. Collett and Edward Frisbie, of Sayre, Pa., and Linda and Dennis C. Fletcher Sr., of Bainbridge; his grandchildren: Thomas and DeDe (Clark) Collett, Dennis Jr., and Deanna (Rash) Fletcher, William and Jessica (Cordi) Fletcher, Lucinda Fletcher and John Hazzard, Julia (Collett) and J.J. Cowan, Timothy Fletcher, Christine (Osterhout) and Ray Ayres, Jennifer Osterhout and James O'Dell, and Emily and Abbey Balmer; his great-grandchildren, Samuel and Savannah Cowan, Joseph and Christopher Fletcher, Chelsea, Christopher,and Alyssa Ayres, Kayla and James O'Dell, and Dasia Clark; his brother, Robert; his sister, Alice; four brothers in law; five sisters in law; and several nieces and nephews.   His granddaughter, Kelly, predeceased him. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., on Sunday, July 21, at Nineveh Presbyterian Church, 2997 St. Rt. 7 with Pastor Emrys Tyler officiating. Burial with military honors will take place at 10 a.m., on Monday, July 22, at Kattelville Cemetery.   The family will receive friends at Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St. Port Dickinson on Saturday from 4 - 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in William's memory may be made to Eastern Broome Senior Center 27 Golden Lane, Harpursville, NY 13787 or to Broome County Meals on Wheels.  Sayre Morning Times – July 18, 2013



87, of Watkins Glen, died peacefully at home on July 16, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen on Friday, July 19, from 6pm-8pm; followed by a memorial service at 8:00pm. A private committal service will be held at the convenience of the family at Sugar Hill Cemetery. Alice was born in Montour Falls, the daughter of the late George and Marietta Connelly. She graduated from Watkins Glen High School and continued her studies in secretarial school. After graduating, she worked for Shepard-Niles in Montour Falls, Beard Real Estate in Dundee, the VA Medical Center in Canandaigua, and Travel Lodge, Inc. She loved spending time with her many grandchildren and will be sadly missed by her card playing buddies. Alice was predeceased by her parents, husband Kenneth, son Kenneth Cornish, Jr., one grandson, one great-grandson, and one great-great-grandson. Alice is survived by four children, Cora Faye, Loren G. (Linda) Cornish, Beverly E. Smith, and Albert Cornish; sister, Mary Jane Rosbaugh; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Those wishing may consider a memorial donation in her memory to Office of the Aging, 323 Owego St.   Star Gazette – July 18, 2013 



Trumansburg: Wyatt A. Cramer, age 48, died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Wyatt was born in Montour Falls on March 28, 1965, a son of the late Alan W. and Marilyn (Clayson) Cramer. He attended Trumansburg Schools, and has been a local resident for all of his life. Wyatt was a talented carpenter for 22 years, and loved hunting and stream fishing, all of which he learned from his father. He was a gas and diesel engine rebuilder and would often gladly lend a hand to anyone with car trouble. Wyatt chose a simple life, and lived quietly, nestled in the woods on the family homestead. He is survived by his siblings; Pamela (Bob Borra) Coyle and Stephanie (Tom Warren) Bentley all of Trumansburg; his children, Ashley Cramer-Kranz of Spencer, Jace Cramer of Newark Valley and Cole Cramer of Trumansburg; several nieces, nephews and a large extended family. The family will be present to receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00PM on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church, 6063 Turnpike Road in Mecklenburg. A Memorial Service, to offer comfort and healing to all those affected by Wyatt's death will immediately follow at 7:00PM at the church with Pastor Cheryl Hine officiating. The family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Wyatt's memory to kindly consider Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services, PO Box 724, Trumansburg, NY 14886. The family have entrusted arrangements to the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg.   Star Gazette – July 24, 2013


CROCKETT Sylvia Marie (Crockett) Engelke

91, of Troy, and formerly of South Eastern Pennsylvania, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from her home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of William C. Engelke Jr. The couple married Jan. 12, 1974 and had 39 happy years together. Sylvia was born on Jan. 2, 1922 in North Wales, Pa., the daughter of Alfred Crockett and Edna (Bright) Crockett Kleinman. She was a dietician for the Souderton Area District and was a member of the Fellowship Bible Church in Troy, Pa. Sylvia is survived by her husband Bill; her daughters Bonnie Jean Weigner and husband Curtis Eugene of Lansdale, Pa., and Sandra Elaine Stevens of Tipp City, Ohio; her step-children William C. Engelke III of Troy, Pa., James T. Engelke of Green Lane, Pa., Carl R. Engelke of Souderton, Pa., and Elizabeth A. Engelke of Kunkletown, Pa.; seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father Harold Kleinman; her first husband Willis Krauss Ludwig; and her son-in-law Dutch Stevens. Keeping with Sylvia's wishes there will be no services. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Sylvia's memory to the Fellowship Bible Church, 121 Mud Creek Rd., Troy, PA 16947.   Towanda Daily Review – July 21, 2013  


DUNBAR Vance A. "Buzz" Dunbar

Age 69, of Chatsworth, GA and formerly of Watkins Glen, NY, died unexpectedly on June 24, 2013.  He was born December 3, 1943 to the late Robert and Mary (Scott) Dunbar. He was a 1962 graduate of Watkins Glen High School. He loved to watch all kinds of sports, and always got a chuckle by calling one of his kids up to tell them he was rooting for the other team. He enjoyed cooking, gardening and drawing pictures.  He was predeceased by a long-time companion, Rowena Dills. He is survived by a wife, Patricia (Mosher) Dunbar; their children, Theresa (aka Terri) Dunbar, Vance (aka Scott) Dunbar, MaryLouise (Gene) Woodford and Pitter Dunbar; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and Rowena's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Butch (Sylvia) Dunbar; a sister, Darlene (Danny) Impson, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He had a love for animals, and left behind two dogs, Saddey and Weasey.   Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at the Hector Presbyterian Church , 5511 State Rte. 414, Hector, NY on Sunday, July 21 from 3-5 p.m. to celebrate and remember Buzz's life.   Odessa File – July 20, 2013    


DUNKLE Maryjane Galik

86, of Towanda, Pa., died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home.   Maryjane was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 7, 1927, the daughter of Thomas and Helen Rowse Dunkle. She was employed by the Internal Revenue Service in Philadelphia for over 20 years until her retirement and was later employed by the Towanda Public Library for 15 years. Maryjane was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Towanda and was associated with local quilting guilds. She also served as a volunteer with Towanda Library reading programs.  Surviving are her children, Tina Lucera and husband Steve of Philadelphia, Joan Woloshyn and husband William of Standing Stone and David Kauffman and wife Lori of Elkins Park, Pa.; son-in-law, David Ryan of State College, Pa.; as well as 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husbands, Aaron Kauffman and Jack Galik and her daughter, Geri Ryan. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Towanda with Pastor Jira Albers officiating. The interment service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, Pa.  The family suggests that contributions be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 S. Main St. Towanda, PA 18848, or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848, or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848 in Maryjane's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Maryjane's family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – July 13, 2013   


EBERLIN Patricia Joyce "Patty" Eberlin Kunkle

28, of Monroeton, Pa., died unexpectedly on July 14, 2013 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  She was born January 17, 1985 in Mt. Holly, N.J., the daughter of Damon E. and Marion Volz Eberlin. She was the oldest of 10 children, six boys and four girls.  Patty was a loving wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, and sister. She was a social butterfly with a tremendous group of friends. Her life revolved around spending time with her children, family and friends. The 4th of July was her favorite time of year so her mom always called her "Firecracker." She was very close with her dad, who lovingly called her "PJ." Patty will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. She enjoyed reading, spending time on her computer, all types of music, and a great love for all animals and wildlife. Patty volunteered with the Boy Scouts and at her children's school for their activities.  She is predeceased by her niece, Zoe Serenity Eberlin.  Patricia is survived by her husband of eight years, Scott, at home, sons Keegan and Damon Kunkle at home, daughter Aurora Kunkle, parents Damon and Marion Eberlin of Sayre, Pa., maternal grandparents Francis and Patricia Volzof Manahawkin, N.J., paternal grandparents Joyce Eberlin of Monroeton, Pa., and Alden Eberlin of Sayre, Pa., maternal great-grandmother Madglene Volz, siblings and their spouses Marc and Kara Eberlin of Scranton, Pa., Samantha Eberlin and fiance Andrew Johnston of Sayre, Pa., Micheal Eberlin and fiance Megan Quinn of Sayre, Pa., Eric Eberlin and fiance Tiffany Robinson of Barton, N.Y., Hunter Eberlin of Sayre, Pa., Matthew Eberlin of Sayre, Pa., April Rose Eberlin of Sayre, Pa., Lily Eberlin of Sayre, Pa., and Wyatt Eberlin of Sayre, Pa., aunts and uncles Francis A. Volz of Manahawkin, N.J., Matthew Volz of Manahawkin, N.J., Brett Eberlin of Mystic Islands, N.J., Ginger Becker of Vt., Vincent Eberlin of Towanda, Pa., Tammy Mergen of New Albany, Pa., and Jonathan Eberlin of Monroeton, Pa., nieces and nephews Autumn Eberlin, Trinity O'Donnell, Devon Stiehl, Mionti Eberlin, and Ella and Alex Eberlin, and special friends Lois and David Woodruff, Patick Woodruff, Lacey Vanderpool, Ashley Cooper, Christian Welles, and Adam Douglas.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Brian Wright officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Patty's memory to the: Citizen and Northern Bank, 428 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810 to help offset expenses for the Kunkle Children.  Sayre Morning Times – July 16, 2013   


ELVIDGE William "Bill" Frederick Elvidge

78, of Troy, Pa., died at home surrounded by his family, July 11, 2013, after a long fight with cancer.  William was born in Albany, N.Y., on July 13, 1934, to John and Helen (Dempsey) Elvidge. The Elvidge family moved to the Troy area when Bill was seven-years-old. Bill attended the Troy schools and worked the family farm until he was drafted into the Army in 1957. Bill served for two years and was stationed in Germany. On Sept. 10, 1957, Bill married his loving wife, Norma Mason.  William worked at American LaFrance for 23 years welding fire engines. Bill then went into the veal business for 25 years, and drove school bus and transport vans for 15 years.  William had many interests. He was a member and past president of the Gillett South Creek Lions, inductee into the Troy Bowling Association Hall of Fame, camping, hunting, fishing and other various clubs.  William is survived by his wife of 55 years, Norma (Mason) Elvidge; two daughters, Audrey and Bernard Cole of Mainesburg, Pa., Ellen and Wayne Baldwin of Troy, Pa.; three siblings, Jackie (Elvidge) and Carl Whitehead of LeRaysville, Pa., Mildred Stalhe of Troy, Pa., Gary Elvidge of Troy, Pa.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; multiple nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. William was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen Elvidge, and brother-in-law, Lincoln Stahle. At William's request, there will not be a funeral but a celebration of his life from 1 to 3 p.m. on July 28, 2013, at the Gillett South Creek Lions. The family asks that you do not send flowers, but make a donation to the Towanda Memorial Hospice, or South Creek Lions, Gillett, Pa., in William's name. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family. Towanda Daily Review – July 13, 2013  


EPLER Dennis K. Epler

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


FARMER Marilyn Farmer NORMAN,

Pine City, NY: Age 67, died on Thursday, June 20, 2013 from complications related to brain cancer. Marilyn was born on November 28, 1945 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Harold R. and Mary Sterling Farmer. Marilyn was a vibrant soul full of life and love for friends and family alike. She is survived by her husband: Kenneth R. Norman of Pine City, NY; her sons and daughters-in-law: Jason and Rainya Mosher of Helotes, TX; Scott and Beth Mosher of Ithaca, NY; her son: Matthew Mosher of Elmira, NY; her stepchildren: Kenneth R. Norman, II of Albany, NY; Melissa Norman of Abington, PA; and Kimberly Norman of Ft Washington, PA; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, all of whom she loved deeply; her brother and sister-in-law, George and Joan Farmer; two great-nieces; two great-great-nephews; numerous cousins; and honorary sons, daughters, and grandchildren: Thomas M. and Mary Booth Tebo and their two sons; David and Krysta Bernhardt and their two sons. Marilyn was known for her shop The Farmer's Daughter, her roadside stand selling vegetables and strawberries from the family garden, and was often helping around Farmer's Garden Center and Farmer's U-Pick Strawberries. She was a stranger to few from her various party plan businesses, most memorably Princess House crystal, as well as her involvement in the Pine City community. Many will fondly remember her homemade lollipop trees, crafts, her many flower arrangements, and gluten free baked goods in recent years. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Marilyn's Memorial Service will be held there on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11 AM. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing to remember Marilyn may do so through the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, or the Salvation Army.   Star Gazette – July 18, 2013     



Age 60, of Las Cruces, NM died on July 13, 2013 after an extended illness. Mike was born in Elmira, NY on May 24, 1953, the son of the late Samuel and Agnes (Kennett) Frederick. Survived by son, Justin; brother, Sam; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Don Carboni; sister, Linda Kniffin; several nieces and nephews. Mike always enjoyed hunting and fishing and a good time with all of his friends. At Mike's request, there will be no public service.  Star Gazette – July 21, 2013  


FRENCH G. Denny French

George (Denny) French, age 73, of Newfoundland, died Saturday under VNA Hospice care at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. Surviving are children, Laura Spada and Stephen French; brothers, Michael and Uri French, III; and five grandchildren. Private arrangements are being handled by Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton.

Funeral home obituary – July 4, 2013


GIBBS Brian Young Gibbs

45 died on June 13, 2013 at his home in California. His body was donated for brain cancer research. A memorial scholarship in his name has been established at University of Richmond, Richmond Virginia 23173. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.   Star Gazette – July 16, 2013  


GOLDEN Anthony W. Golden and

GOLDEN Paul F. Golden

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 17th, at the Hibernian Club, 701 Kinyon St. in Elmira from 2 until 5 p.m.Star Gazette – July 14, 2013   


HACKER Marion Lois (Hacker) Olufson

age 89 of Horseheads, NY died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Bethany Manor Nursing Home following a long illness. She was born on June 3, 1924 in Renovo, PA a daughter of Edith and Shedrach Hacker. Marion was married to George Rodman and Francis Krupa both of Renovo and Merton Olufoson of Mesa, AZ, all of whom preceded her in death. She served in the US Navy during World War II, was nurses' aide in Lock Haven Hospital and drove bus for the Bucktail Area School District.  She is survived by a daughter Barbara (Stark) Squier of Woodhull, NY, two granddaughters Christina ((Gary) Gross of Wattsburg, PA and Tiffany Swimley of Hammondsport, NY, two great grandsons Gregory and Adam Gross. Marion is also survived by a niece JoAnne (Richard) Ulmer of Avis, PA.  A private family service will be held and burial will be in Hyner, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc, 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Funeral home obituary – July 18, 2013    


HALL Charles B. Hall

68, of Towanda, and formerly of Montoursville, died Friday, July 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born April 9, 1945 in Montoursville, a son of Williams J. and Nellie Pfleeger Hall.Charles was the former owner, operator of Charlie Hall Marine in Pennsdale. He was predeceased by his parents.He is survived by his son Chad M. (Brenda) Hall of Montoursville; daughter Dawn R. (Jeff) Lieberman of Philadelphia; brother Frank (Patricia) Hall of New York; sister Susan (Jeffrey) Gardner of Boise, Idaho; three grandchildren; and his former wife Gail Benedict. At Charles's request there will be no services. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Memorial Hospital Hospice, 91 Hospital Place, Towanda, PA 18848.Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.  Towanda Daily Review – July 21, 2013  


HATHAWAY Ruth (Peggy) Hathaway Wickham

at the age of 94, passed peacefully at home with her family in Sarasota, FL on May 2, 2013. Ruth was formerly of Odessa, NY. She was predeceased by her parents; first husband Jesse Hathaway; second husband Paul Wickham; sister; brother and two grandchildren. She is survived by her sons Donald Hathaway of Texas, and Tony Hathaway of Oklahoma; daughters Joan Pritchard of Sarasota, FL, and Sue McCormick of Arkansas; twelve grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and twelve great great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at the Montour Falls Baptist Church on July 20, 2013 at 2 PM with interment to follow at the Himrod Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – July 14, 2013


HAUPTMAN Rudolph H. Hauptman

79, of 3 Meadow Lane, Painted Post, NY, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Corning Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Corning, NY, September 20, 1933, he was the son of Rudolph E. & Doris M. Otte Hauptman. He was a member of the Painted Post Lions Club, the Chemung Valley Region Antique Car Club and was an avid stamp collector and amateur photographer. A graduate of Corning Free Academy, he attended Alfred State College and Corning Community College. A former employee of Corning Hospital-Founders Pavilion, he retired as the Comptroller of Founders Pavilion in 1988. He married Beverly Herrington April 15, 1967, she survives. Also surviving are his brother, Robert J. Hauptman of Painted Post, NY; his special nephew, Erich (Beth) Hauptman; niece, Marisa (Rick) Elston; his niece, Andrea (Rob) Dipold; and nephew, Marc (Denise) Pelych; special sisters-in-law, Ina (Bud) Cramer & Barbara (Ray) Morseman; brother-in-law, Donald Herrington; and very good friend, Arnold Allen. His sister, Ruth Pelych, is deceased. A celebration of Rudy's life will take place 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21st, at the Forest View-Gang Mills Fire Station, Forest Drive, Painted Post, NY with remembrances at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Memorial donations will be received for the Owl Fund at Founders Pavilion, 205 East 1st St., Corning, NY 14830.  Star Gazette – July 16, 2013    


HIBBARD Pauline D. Hunt (Pom-Pom)

A mother holds her children's hands for a little while and their hearts forever... our loving mother Pauline D. Hunt (Pom-Pom), 67, of Newark Valley, formerly of Windham, Pa., died Sunday morning, July 21, 2013. Pauline will be greatly missed by her sons and daughters, Steven (Heidi) Goodwin of Newark Valley, Karen (Keith) Hawkins of Nichols, Laura (Kevin) Pudney of Spencer, Janet (Paul) Evenson of Newark Valley and Damon (Dana) Hunt of Whiteland, Ind. She is survived by her siblings, twin brother, Paul Hibbard; sisters, Alice Krotzer, Pat Wilkinson, Dawn Snyder and Linda Gunter; 11 grandchildren, Kirk, Alissa, Rebecca, Hunter, Fisher, Trent, Paul Jr., Trevor, Tucker, Madi-Lyn and Vivian; her special great-grandchild, Kirkie; and canine companion, Max. Pauline was predeceased by her parents; the father of her children, James Goodwin; husband, Charles Hunt; sisters, Emogene Payne and Sandy Collins. The family will celebrate her life privately. There will be a private memorial service held at a later date for the family. The family asks that no flowers be sent. Memories and condolences may be sent to Laura Goodwin, 672 Candor Road, Spencer, NY 14883. Arrangements are by the Fischer-Scholder Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Chenango Street.

Star Gazette – July 24, 2013      Towanda Daily Review – July 24, 2013     


HICKOK Raymond Alexander Hickok

They say a man's worth is measured by his wealth. Raymond Alexander Hickok leaves this world as the richest man ever born. Not of money, but because he was loved by all who knew him. Ray, 85 years old, living at 1824 Porter Road, Troy, Pa., died Saturday afternoon July 20, 2013, at the Troy Community Hospital after a fight with declining health. Ray was born as the sixth in line of eight children to Arthur F. Hickok and Annalee (Wheeler) Hickok on the family farm on Porter Road in Troy, Pa. Ray worked on the family farm until he quit school in the 10th grade to join the armed services. After leaving the armed services, he married Merriel VanNoy of East Troy on Aug. 24, 1951. Ray and Merriel purchased a small farm on Porter Road, and began a family of their own. Among his proudest moments, Ray was baptized in February 1959 as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He also was awarded his GED. In addition to farming, Ray engaged in hauling milk for local farmers, worked at a local factory and drove a bus for the Troy Area School District for over 30 years. Ray believed in a simple lifestyle, giving priority to family, friends and the worship of God. His recreation included spending time playing cards with family and friends, hunting, making maple syrup and playing with his dog, Frankie. Raymond will be greatly missed by his loving wife of nearly 62 years, Merriel; nine children; and their families, Randall M. (Maureen) Hickok, Marette R. (Mark) Hamby, Eileen K. (David) Malosh, Shayla J. (Wayne) Chace, Brent T. (Carol) Hickok, Kevin D. (Joanna) Hickok, Gregory S. (Christina) Hickok, Denise J. (Jay) Andrus, Valerie J. Hickok; his two sisters, Janet Williams and Ada Miller; brother, Willis Hickok; grandchildren, Kristoffer, Matthew, Philip, Aaron, Erica, Hanna, Christopher, Corey, Chad, Chaunte, Chanel, Justin, Jasmine, Lily, Kelsey, Nathan, Kassidy, Lindsey; seven great-grandchildren. Ray will be missed by his spiritual brothers and sisters in the Christian congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, friends and neighbors. Ray was predeceased by his parents, four siblings and one grandchild. At the wishes of Ray, a memorial talk will be given at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses' located at 422 Old Mills Road, Towanda, PA 18848. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – July 23, 2013    


HUNGERFORD Stanley Gene Hungerford

67, of Horseheads, NY, formerly of East Syracuse, died suddenly on Wednesday. He was born in Elmira, the son of the late Jasper and Edna (Hicks) Hungerford. Stanley was proud to be an Air force Veteran. He retired from Carrier in Syracuse and then worked at Siemens for many years. He was a brother of the Nortrip Masonic Lodge #998 of Fayetteville. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Hungerford of East Syracuse; sons, Eric (Nicole) Hungerford of Pasadena, CA, Adam (Melissa) Hungerford of Fairfax, VA; grandchildren, Jacob, Emma, Benjamin and Aidan; brothers and sisters, Diann VanDeBogart of Rochester, Ward Hungerford of Burdett, NY, Joan (John) Schatz of Callicoon, NY, James Hungerford of Utica; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday from 4-6 p.m. at R.H. Schepp & Son Minoa Chapel. A Memorial Service will follow at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home, 6530 Schepp's Corners Rd. (Corner of Kirkville Rd.), Minoa. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. For a guest book, directions, & florists, please visit online: www. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Nortrip Masonic Lodge #998 or a  charity of your choice . R.H. SCHEPP & SON Minoa 656-3132    Star Gazette – July 14, 2013 


IRONS James W. "Jim" Irons

65, of New Bedford, Mass., formerly of Sayre, Pa., died on December 4, 2012 at home.  He was born November 5, 1947 in Waverly, N.Y., the son of the late Raymond and Shirley Wood Irons. Jim graduated from Sayre High School, Class of 1967, where he was known for his wrestling abilities. Jim retired from the U.S. Army as Staff Sergeant after many years of service. He served in the Vietnam War, where he received the Purple Heart. Jim was well known for his knowledge of electrical generation and using batteries. Jim was the owner of several patents for Battery Chargers, and owned and operated Future Power, Inc. He enjoyed fishing and was known for his painting of custom cars. He is predeceased by his brothers Gary Irons and Raymond Irons, Jr.  James is survived by his daughter Trenna Cannavino of Athens, Pa., and son James W. Irons, Jr. of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren Shawn Irons of Sayre, Pa., Gage and Alectra Cannavino of Athens, Pa., and Tyler Haines of Elmira, N.Y.; sisters Helen Mead of Montrose, Pa., Sandra Tobin of Columbia, S.C., Judy Cannon of Goodwater, Ala., Phyllis Lathrop of Oak Hill, Ohio, and Tammy Bennett of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 2 - 3 p.m., at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A memorial service will follow at the Funeral Home at 3 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made in James' memory to the: Valley Color Guard, V.F.W. Skiff- Bower Post #1536, 932 W. Lockhart Street, Sayre, PA 18840.  Sayre Morning Times – July 18, 2013


KEACH Dennis P.

April 14, 1948 - March 31, 2013

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service in honor of Dennis P. Keach - Date: Sat. July 27, 2013   Time: 1:00 PM  Where: In His Presence Church - 1155 Richard Street, Elmira, NY 14904.  We look forward to this time together to share the special moments and timeless memories that will remain forever in our hearts.   Star Gazette – July 14, 2013  


LANTZ Judith Leah Patrick

age 77, died at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. Mrs. Patrick was born in Sayre, Pa., on June 14, 1936, a daughter of James and Marian Lantz.  She married Carl Weldon Patrick on Nov. 7, 1959.  She worked many years for the F.B.I. as a fingerprinter. She then went to Giant Food as a bakery manager.  Judy enjoyed fishing and traveling to Canada, where she made many friends. She was very involved with Grace Lutheran Church and the Community Thrift Store.  She is survived by her two sons, David Patrick (Kathy) of Fredericksburg, Va., and Thomas Patrick of Ormond Beach; two grandsons, Justin Owen and Jack Patrick; and a brother James Lantz.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church,338 Ocean Shore Blvd. ,Ormond Beach, FL 32176. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, at Grace Lutheran Church.  Sayre Morning Times – July 18, 2013   


LLOYD George Lloyd

82, of Blossburg, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Green Home, Wellsboro.  George was born in Blossburg. He married Joyce Roupp on March 29, 1952.  He was a member of Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg, Arnot Sportsmen's Club, and The Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post #167.  Surviving George in addition to his wife, Joyce, are his children, George D. Lloyd of Blossburg, Michael W. (Lynn) Lloyd of Elmira, N.Y., Donna Lougher of Blossburg; grandchildren, Matthew Lloyd, Elizabeth Lloyd, Amber Lloyd, and Abigail Lougher. Funeral services will be privately held for the family at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, with Pastor Dean Edwards officiating. Interment will be at Arbon Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 13, 2013


LOYACK Evelyn B. Nichols

of Sayre, Pa., went to be with the Lord on July 10, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  She was born December 15, 1928 in Wyalusing, Pa., to the late Andrew and Josephine Solowiej Loyack.  After a three month courtship, Evelyn and Fred Nichols were married February 12, 1949 and celebrated 61 years together on February 12, 2010.  Evelyn attended grade schools in Pittston and Camptown, Pa. She graduated with honors from Camptown High School where she was active in basketball, chorus and band. She attended East Stroudsburg State University and was a graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Technology where she became a certified surgical technologist.  She worked at Sayre Lingerie, the Robert Packer Hospital and the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre. While at the Guthrie Clinic she worked with Dr. Elliott Robinson, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology for twenty years in the office and as his first assistant in surgery.  Over the years, Evelyn served in many local organizations: Den Mother of Cub Scout Pack 66, committee member of Boy Scout Troop 9, the Athens Township Fire Auxiliary, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, was President of the Local Chapter of Surgical Technologists and was on the BOD of the Bradford County Regional Arts Council.  She served two terms on the BOD of the Tioga County Country Club.  Active in the TCCC Women’s Golf Association, Evelyn was the club’s representative to Central New York Women’s Golf Association. She won the President’s Cup at TCCC in 2004.  A long-standing member of the Valley Chorus, Evelyn held positions of president, secretary and historian and was head of the fund drive for many years.  She was a member of the Valley Singers and Vibrant Voices, select groups of the Valley Chorus, and was a member of The Polyhymnia Music Club for many years.  She, along with Eileen Shedd, organized and ran the Arts in the Square Festival for many years. A member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, Evelyn has served on the Vestry, the Altar Guild and the church choir along with serving as Lay Reader and Chalice Bearer. She also played the trumpet in the Redeemer Ensemble. A member of St. Mary’s Guild, she helped run several fund raisers at the church.  Her love of music was also shown as a soloist in the Valley Chorus, church choir and at weddings and funerals. She was active in the Waverly Summer Theater where she sang in the chorus and had several lead and minor roles.  Evelyn loved sewing, knitting, crocheting, golfing, caring for her flower garden, and was an avid reader.  She is survived by: son Gerald Loyack and his wife Elaine of Londonderry, N.H., and son Gregory Nichols and his wife Mary Frances of Fairfax Station, Va.; grandchildren: Sherry Stein of Alpharetta, Ga., Gerald Loyack and his wife Sofia of Woburn, Mass., Karen Caesar and her husband Josh of McKinney, Texas, Jason Nichols and his wife Nichole of Nichols, N.Y., and James, Peter and Phoebe Nichols of Fairfax Station, Va.; great-grandchildren: Hunter and Kate Stein of Alpharetta, Ga., Melina and Yanni Loyack of Woburn, Mass., Malini and Alex Caesar of McKinney, Texas, Lucas, Ryan and Adalia Nichols of Nichols, N.Y., two sisters: Mary Capwell of Savannah, Ga., Arlene (Ronald) Miller of Rochester, N.Y.; daughter-in-law Kathy Jenny Nichols of Milan, Pa.; brother-in-law Howard Nichols of Zephyrhills, Fla.; sister-in-law Lois (Joseph) Melani of Tucson, Ariz., and several nieces and nephews.  Evelyn’s greatest love was her family, she loved her sons and she especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She leaves behind friends who were special: Nancy Shenfield, Bob and ClaraBelle DeLill, Mary Lou Kitchen, Vickie Stewart, Judy and Ron Richter, Pat and Ron Wanck, the wonderful people at the Church of the Redeemer, the Valley Chorus members and her golfing buddies who provided much loving support throughout her illness.  She was predeceased by: Her husband, Fred in 2010; her sons, Larry of Athens, Pa., in 2002 and Dale of Milan, Pa., in 2008;  brother, Robert Loyack of Wyalusing, Pa.; sisters-in-law Laura Loyack of Wyalusing, Pa., and Arlene Chapman of Horseheads, N.Y.; brothers-in-law Robert Capwell of Savannah, Ga., and Glen Chapman of Horseheads, N.Y.; and sister-in-law Virginia Nichols of Zephyrhills, Fla.  At Evelyn’s request there will be no calling hours. There will be a Memorial Service at 2PM on July 20, 2013 held at the Church of Redeemer, 201 South Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa., with Father Glenn Mahaffey officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Her ashes will be placed in the Columbarium in the All Saints Chapel at the Church of the Redeemer.  Memorial donations in Evelyn’s name may be directed to: Church of Redeemer, 201 South Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 or Valley Chorus, P.O. Box 145, Athens, PA 18810.Sayre Morning Times – July 13, 2013   


LOVELL Patricia Ann COPP

Age 77 of Panama City, FL died peacefully 2013 at the home of her daughter and daughter-in-law, Jacki Satterlee and Kate Hembrooke in Elmira, NY. She was born December 14, 1935 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Leon and Margaret Lovell. She is survived by her husband, Byron Copp, Sr. of Panama City, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Edward Stanton of Breesport, NY, Jacki Satterlee and her partner Kate Hembrooke of Elmira, NY, Karen and John Phillips of Crestview, FL; sons, Byron Copp, Jr. and Robert Copp both of Panama City, FL. Grandchildren, Jason Roark and Laura West of Corning, NY, Erin and Rob Herrick, Kelly and Brian Fesetch all of Elmira, NY, Katie Satterlee and her partner BillieJo Buck of Wellsburg, NY, Sarah and Brent Carey of Reynoldsburg, OH and Geoffrey and Susan Roark of Elmira, NY. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Griffyn and Brayden Roark, Nathan and Kayla Patchen, Lucas, Olivia and Ava Herrick, Brianna Fesetch and Natalie Carey. "Brother" Tommy Nybeck and wife Mary Ruth of Horseheads. Patricia was a graduate of Southside High School class of 1952 and attended Elmira College where she studied Business Administration. She retired as the admitting manager of St. Joseph's Hospital where she worked from 1960 to 1989. She was a member of the National Admitting Managers Association where she attended several national admitting conferences. She moved to Florida in 1989 and retired from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL in 1999, where she was the operating room scheduling clerk. She also owned a franchise of Send Out Cards, St. Andrews Bay Cards. She quotes, "best thing you can do in life is be kind to each other". She was an active member before her illness of AARP, Better Breathers, A-Team Network a local business networking group in Panama City. She was an avid bowler in both New York and Florida. She was involved in numerous charities throughout her life including the March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society. She liked to read and enjoyed scrapbooking. She was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader involving all of her children in after school activities. There will be no calling hours. A private gathering will be held at a later date for her immediate family. Those wishing may make memorial donations in her name to Care First, Alzheimer's Association or a Humane Society of your choice. CareFirst provided Pat with exceptional care and services in the last weeks of her life. Pat and her family would like to especially thank Dr Tom Rodgers and wife Margie who provided not only exceptional medical support and guidance but kindness, friendship and spiritual support, Colleen Parsons, RN, and the entire CareFirst hospice team for their comfort and support during this time. Star Gazette – July 24, 2013  



69, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Bessemer, PA and Toms River, NJ, died Thursday, July 11, 2013 in his home. Born December 18, 1943, in Youngstown, OH, he was the son of Joseph and Ann Snezic Markovich. On September 12, 1964, in Hillsville, PA, he married the former Dorothy M. Commisso, who survives. A 1962 graduate of Mohawk High School in Bessemer, he attended Youngstown University. He was employed by REMACOR in West Pittsburgh, PA and was transferred to Reade Manufacturing in Lakehust, NJ and retired as President of the North American Magnesium Division of Magnesium Elektron in 2007. He continued working with the company as a consultant in retirement. Mickey was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport where he served on the restoration committee, Bessemer Rod and Gun Club, Black Forest Sportsmen's Club, Wellsville Rod and Gun Club, vice president of Hall-Mark Sportsmen's Club, and a social member of American Legion Potter Post #192 in Coudersport. A family man, he cherished his wife, children, and grandchildren. He enjoyed ATV riding, skeet and trap shooting, and good conversation.   Surviving besides his wife, Dorothy, are: a daughter, Maryann (Daniel) Curran of Toms River, NJ; a son, Michael (Cyndi) Markovich of Gilbertsville, PA; three grandchildren, Meghan Curran, Nicholas Markovich, and Marissa Markovich; a sister, Esther (Joseph) Petrello of New Castle, PA; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM, Monday, July 15, 2013 in St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport. The Rev. James C. Campbell and the Rev. Joseph V. Dougherty will be the Con-Celebrants. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Eulalia Church Restoration Fund, Coudersport, PA 16915. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Asbury Park Press– July 13, 2013


McMINDS Martin Eugene McMinds Sr.

age 52 of Crystal River, FL died Saturday July 20, 2013 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River, FL. He was born February 8, 1961 in Bath, NY to James and Catherine (Troy) McMinds. He came to this area 17 years ago from Odessa, NY. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Watkins Glen, NY. He enjoyed fishing and boating and his family. Surviving are his loving wife of 31 years Cherri of Crystal River, FL; four sons, Marty E. Jr., Michael, Robert and Josh McMinds all of Crystal River, FL; and five grandchildren, Hunter, Dakota, Ethan, Conner and Colton. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday July 26, at 10:00 AM at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Crystal River FL with Father Greg Andrews as celebrant. Private cremation arrangements will follow under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory Crystal River, FL.   Star Gazette – July 24, 2013   


MUDGE Linda Mudge Pellot

There will be a memorial gathering to celebrate the life of Linda Mudge Pellot, formerly of Mansfield, who passed last summer on July 12, 2012. The gathering will be held on Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro, PA. We invite all of Linda's family and friends to come by anytime during those hours to share your memories and help us celebrate her life. She was the daughter of Cole and Ruth Mudge of Mansfield and is survived by her daughter Nancy Leach Kuhns of Concord, NC, son Matthew Leach of Seoul, South Korea and sister Nancy Pieri of Painted Post, NY.  Star Gazette – July 23, 2013    


NORWOOD James H. Norwood

died on February 12, 2013. A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Elmira, NY at 1:00 on Friday, July 26.   Star Gazette – July 23, 2013


NOVAK Elizabeth A. Thomas

92, of Sayre, Pa., died on Saturday, July 13, 2013.  Born October 2, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine Stadnik Novak.  She operated the Beauty Nook for several years and attended the Church of the Redeemer where she was the Altar Guild Coordinator.  Elizabeth is predeceased by her husband George (Babe) Thomas; her parents Daniel and Catherine Novak, seven brothers and two sisters.  She is survived by one sister, Catherine McCarthy, Sherman, Texas; daughter Judy and John Lovell, Bowie, Md., and four grandchildren: John and Patricia Lovell, Pasadena, Md., Tim and Katy Lovell, Ellicott City, Md., Terry and Marie Lovell, Ellicott City, Md., and Tracy and Mike Cook, Richmond, Va.; and 10 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Church of the Redeemer, 201 South Wilbur Street, Sayre, Pa., on at 1 p.m. with Father Glenn Mahaffey officiating. Ashes will be placed in the All Saints Chapel at the church.  Memorial donations may be made in Elizabeth's memory to the Church of the Redeemer, 201 South Wilbur Avenue, Sayre, PA 18840 or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848-9415.   Sayre Morning Times – July 16, 2013     


OWENS Joshua Quinn Owens

age 30 of Knoxville, PA died on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born April 15, 1983 in Wellsboro, he is the son of Joseph S. Owens and Bella M. (Smith) Owens. Joshua enjoyed gardening and traveling. He loved to shoot and target practice and liked to explore in the culinary field. He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Tammie Owens of Lemoyne, PA and Bella Owens and Rick Lamphere of Highgate Center, VT; his grandparents, George and Evelyn Smith of Knoxville, PA; his daughter, Kennedy Owens of Johnstown, PA; his companion, Becki Slaybaugh of Johnstown, PA; two sisters, Jessie and Josie Ramirez of VT; two brothers, Derrick and Robert Owens of Lemoyne, PA and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 3:00 PM with Lt. Col. Alan R. Goodrich officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a Trust Fund for his daughter, Kennedy at c/o Tammie Owens, 941 Hummel Ave., Lemoyne, PA 17043.  Funeral home obituary – July 18, 2013     



WATKINS GLEN: 66, died July 16, 2013. Ed was the owner and operator of the Village Variety Shop in Watkins Glen. A private funeral service will be held at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home in Watkins Glen. The family wishes to invite friends to celebrate and remember Ed's life at a gathering on Monday, July 22, from 4pm-6pm at the Montour Moose Lodge, St. Rte. 14, Montour Falls. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol; children, Thomas Peters, Michael Peters (Melanie), Carol Taormina (Martin), Jennifer Peters, Vicky Grinolds, Lori Bernagozzi, and James Peters (Darlene); brothers, Thomas (Carol) Peters, and Victor (Christine) Peters; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society.  Star Gazette – July 19, 2013    



age 67, of Waverly, New York died on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania.  Survived by her loving husband David DeKay; mother, Florence Wantuck of Elmira, N.Y.; children?: Kathleen (Randy) Bauman of Lowman, N.Y., and Gerald (Jamie) Vargeson of Lewisburg, Pa.; step-children, David (Linda) DeKay of Waverly, N.Y., and Doug (Diana) DeKay of Penn Yan, N.Y.; grandchildren: Jeffrey and Britnee Vargeson of Lewisburg, Pa., Tarynn White of Corning, N.Y., Kellie Campbell of Horseheads, N.Y., and Joey (Liz) Reed of Elmira, N.Y.; step-grandchildren, Spencer DeKay, Brielle DeKay and Wyatt DeKay; great-grandchildren, Shawn Burchard, Jacob Burchard, Brayden Burchard, Kiersten Alling, and Kailyn Reed, Brother, Dale (Renee) Pritchard, Donald (Beverly) Pritchard; and a sister Victoria (Duane) Vargeson.  Carol was a former employee at Boces in Horseheads, N.Y. She loved her family more than anything and spending time with them is what she loved most in life. She will be missed dearly.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m, Monday, July 22, 2013, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Carol’s life will follow the visitation with Pastor David Daniels honoring her memory at 8 p.m. A special tribute to Carol’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one’s favorite charity.   Sayre Morning Times – July 20, 2013  


ROZELL Nancy Ann Rozell Lundquest, 77, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on July 2, 2013 after a long term illness. Nancy was born to William and Ethel Rozell on December 31st, 1935, in Glens Falls, NY. She was the youngest of 11 children. Nancy graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, where she earned a degree in elementary education. Her ensuing career as a passionate and dedicated teacher spanned 34 years. She taught for one year in Queensbury, NY, seven years in Danbury, Connecticut, and the remaining 26 years in the Elmira City School District. She retired from the District in 2003. Nancy was a consummate cook and loved hosting dinner parties for family and friends. She volunteered at several community organizations over the years and taught "English as a Second Language" for several years. Nancy also loved tanning. During daylight hours from sun-up on Easter Sunday to sun-down on Labor Day, she could be found in the back yard, sunbathing in her bikini on her chaise lounge. She is predeceased by her parents, her brothers, Donald, William, John, Peter and Wayne, and her sister, Jane Nichols. She is survived by her brothers Robert and Richard (Sue) Rozell, her sisters Shirley (William) Busch, and Mary Havens, her loving daughters Krista (Larry) Northrup and Marta (Ken) Foster, and her three granddaughters, Morgan Northrup, Haley Northrup, and Carissa Lingg. She is also survived by several beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. At Nancy's request there will be no formal services. Donations are gratefully accepted and may be made in her memory to the Parley Coburn Family Resource Center. Star Gazette – July 18, 2013    


SECHRIST Harold "Hal"

A lifelong resident of Pine City, died very unexpectedly on Fri. July 19, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness at the age of 66.Born on Mar. 23, 1947 in Elmira, Hal was the son of Harold & Lillian Page Sechrist, Pine City. In addition to his parents Hal is also survived by his loving wife and friend, Barbara Sechrist, Seneca Lake; daughters, Annette Sechrist, Horseheads; Bernedette (Joseph) Rohl, Elmira; grandchildren, Jessica, Katherine and Julia Valicenti and Maxwell Rohl; sisters, Bonnie ("Dick") Shook, Elmira; Bev (Rob) George, Elmira Heights; nieces, Andrea and Brittany George; great nephew, Colton Pratt; along with cherished extended family and friends. Hal graduated from Southside High School class of 65. He married Barbara Bandi on Feb. 18, 1967 at the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church. Hal was employed by Rem-Southern Office Prod. until his retirement. His interests included fishing, family times at Seneca Lake, NASCAR and was looking forward to restoring his 72 MG Midget. Hal and Barb wintered in Florida at the Red Oakes R.V. Resort. He was formerly an active member in the Southport Kiwanis Club. Hal was a lifelong member of the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church, 1238 Penn. Ave. Pine City, NY 14871 where family and friends will be received on Mon. July 22, 2013 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. A celebration of Hal's life will follow at the church (7:15 p.m.) with his pastor and friend, the Rev. William Vallet and personal friend, Chaplain Larry Krause co-officiating.   Star Gazette – July 21, 2013   


SEELEY Gregory Louis Seeley

age 52, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at his home. Gregory was born October 21, 1960 in Elmira, NY, a son of Louis F. and Elizabeth (Hoills) Seeley. He earned an Associate's Degree in Environmental Science and worked as a caregiver in various settings throughout the years. Greg had experienced an escalation of cancer that had weakened his body such that his spirit chose, with regrets, to be free again. He had no regrets however, for the joys he experienced throughout his life; joys that centered on his two beautiful daughters.    Gregory is survived by twin daughters, Hillary "Hilsie" and Rebekah "Rebo" Seeley of Elmira Heights, NY; loving mother of his twin daughters, Joanne Seeley of Elmira Heights, NY; stepdaughter, Tessa Banfield of West Elmira, NY; significant ex, Pamela Seeley of West Elmira, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Deborah and Clifford DuBord of Oswego, NY, Rebecca Seeley and Steve Beck of West Elmira, NY; a nephew and wife, Zachary and Shelbi DuBord; nephew, Matthew and wife, Bobbie Jo; great nephews, Kieran and Gabriel; great niece, Charlotte DuBord - all of Binghamton, NY; Louie "Lou Meister" and Olivia "Olie" Werninck of West Elmira, NY. Gregory was preceded in death by his father, Louis F. Seeley, his mother, Elizabeth Seeley Emanuel and step father, John Emanuel.   In keeping with Gregory's wishes, there will be no services. Donations can be made in memory of Gregory to Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Ave., Elmira, NY 14903 and Elmira or Corning Carefirst, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 12, 2013  


SHERMAN Harry H. Sherman

61, of Middletown, PA, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. Born June 7, 1952, in Wellsboro, he is the son of Lucille J. Sherman and the late Hobart R. Sherman. He was a graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education from Lock Haven University. He also gained certification in driver education. While in college, he was a letterman in football and wrestling and a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. For the past 10 years, he served as a school safety education advisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Prior to that, he taught driver education at Keystone Job Corps, Drums, PA; and driver, physical and health education at Columbia Borough School District, Columbia, PA, and Cowanesque Valley High School, Westfield, PA. For many years, he coached high school football, track, and wrestling. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading, and was very knowledgeable about history, especially the American Civil War. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn C. Sherman of Middletown; son, Andrew J. Sherman of Middletown, PA; mother, Lucille J. Sherman of Wellsboro; two sisters, Sue A. Cunningham of Montoursville, PA, and Nancy C. Sherman (Larry) of Clemmons, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will held Monday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., and a service will be held Tuesday, July 23 at 2 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home, 11470 Route 6, Wellsboro.   Star Gazette – July 20, 2013   


SIMMONS Maude Eliza Simmons Fowler

Age 96, Maude's prayers were answered on Saturday, June 23, 2013. She was born on April 23, 1917 in Penn Yan, NY to Pearl and Myrtle Simmons. Maude resided in Dundee, NY and formerly of Kissimmee, FL. During Maude's incredible journey of life she had many memorable experiences. As a child growing up during the depression she learned from a very early age the importance of working hard and being appreciative of what you had. She valued the importance of family, faith and education. Maude will be remembered for her many talents but most importantly as the matriarch of the family. As the eldest child she helped raise her siblings while attending and graduating from Penn Yan Academy in 1936 of which she was very proud. She married her husband, Gerald (Jack), in 1937 where they lived in Dundee until retiring to Kissimmee, FL in 1975. Maude and Jack owned and operated the Mobil Service Station in Dundee for years. Maude also worked at the Dundee National Bank and retired as the Executive Secretary to the President of Seneca Foods after 26 years of service. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald (Jack) L. Fowler, in April of 1982; her daughter, Nancy J. Jones in December of 2005; and her sisters, Gertrude, Alice, Frances, and Elizabeth. Maude is survived by her son, Jerald (Jack) E. Fowler and daughter-in-law, Linda Holgate, of Odessa, NY; her seven beloved grandchildren, Kirk Jones (Mary St. George), Penny Jones, Letitia (David) Street, Elizabeth (Joseph) Scaptura, Jared (Tracey) Fowler, Jason (Leslie) Fowler, and Andrea (Bret) Seafuse; she also leaves behind 14 beautiful great grandchildren; her brother, Franklin (Simp) Simmons of North Carolina; and her sister, Blanche (Skip) and brother-in-law, Ed Wixson of Rochester, NY; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Maude's wonderful life and all that she has given to so many family and friends will be celebrated at the Dundee Baptist Church on Saturday, July 20 at 11AM with internment services at Hillside Cemetery, followed by a reception. Memorial donations may be made to the Dundee Baptist Church or the Neptune Road Baptist Church, 1620 Neptune Road, Kissimmee, FL 34741. Arrangements are being completed by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.

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SLAWSON Mary Claire Slawson Ruth

age 77 of Newport Richey, FL. Born January 17, 1936 in Elmira, NY died July 2, 2013 unexpectedly. Mary was predeceased by her husband Donald Ruth of 53 years in 2007. Mary was also predeceased by her son David in 2010. Mary was beloved by all. She devoted her life to her family and faith. Mary was a life-long practicing Catholic. She was a lay person and volunteer at different parishes. Mary leaves behind a wonderful legacy of family, love, compassion, selflessness and faith. Survivors include daughters, Rosemary Bennett of Elmira, NY, Karen Miller and husband Jake of Panama City Beach, FL, and Kathleen Thomas of Newport Richey, FL; sons, Michael Ruth Sr. and Christine Butler of Cortland, NY and Richard Ruth of Oceans Dunes, SC. Mary is also lovingly survived by 21 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and sisters-in-law Joan Slawson of Elmira, NY and Dorothy Gardener with husband Milt of Port Orange, FL. A Catholic Mass and public celebration of Mary's life will be held at St Patrick's Church in Elmira, NY at 11:00 AM on Wednesday July 17, 2013. In lieu of flowers donation may be made in Mary's memory to the Elmira Arctic League.  Star Gazette – July 13, 2013   


SNOWBURG Holly I. "Russ" Snowburg, III

was a self-employed business owner of Snowburg Welding Supply, 117 East Main St., Knoxville, PA. He completed his life journey on earth and now resides with his heavenly father. Friends and family are welcome to celebrate his life's journey on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.   Star Gazette – July 24, 2013 


SULLIVAN Catherine M. Smith

age 73, of Forksville, Pa. died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa., after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Catherine, one of nine children of the late Norman and Margaret Boyles Sullivan, was born Dec. 17, 1939 in Hillsgrove, Pa. She married Emery Francis Smith of New Albany on Nov. 18, 1960. He predeceased her on October 7, 2001.Catherine was a homemaker, a loving spouse, mother, and grandmother. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for the many large family dinners that she hosted at her home. She also loved to fish, especially in the Susquehanna River. Surviving is her son Emery (Lisa) Smith, Dushore, Pa.; three daughters Susan (Stephen) Bednarik, Southampton, Pa., Bonnie (Tony) Mignot, Hughesville, Pa., Kim (Randy Loeb) Wade Hamburg, Pa.; three brothers Alvah (Beatrice) Sullivan, Rose Valley, Pa., Rev. Kenneth (Lois) Sullivan, Auburn, N.Y., Ronald Sullivan Wyalusing, Pa.; sister-in-law Connie Lou Smith Estella, Pa.; nine grandchildren Stephen Bednarik, Nichole Bednarik, Clarissa Paige, Cassandra Mignot, Christina Mignot, Jon Wade, Caleb Wade, Ryan Smith, Evan Smith; two great-grandchildren Keiarra Shaffer, Liam Bednarik; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister Martha Jane Hubbard, Williamsport, Pa.; four brothers Richard Sullivan, Marvin Sullivan, Leo Sullivan and Robert Sullivan, all of Hillsgrove, Pa.; and a grandson Connor Matthew Smith on Dec. 24, 2003.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Kenneth Sullivan, her brother, officiating. Interment will be in Fairmont Cemetery, Forksville, Pa. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2013. The family will provide the flowers and ask that Memorial Contributions be sent to the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy foundation, Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center, 3 West Gates, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia PA 19104.   Towanda Daily Review – July 22, 2013    


TAMARA Patricia Lois Russick

Age 72, died peacefully at home in Chantilly, Virginia on July 11, 2013 surrounded by those she loved. She was born in Paterson, New Jersey and her parents, Patricia J. Liberatore and Louis M. Tamara preceded her in death. She was also predeceased by daughters, Joanne Russick and Tamara Nodarse, son-in-law Raul Nodarse. Surviving are her loving husband of 52 years, Stephen G. Russick, children, Nadine Russick (Isam), Jeffrey Russick (Paula) and Tanya Bittenbender (Jon); sister Ann M. Freeman (Daryl), brother Louis M. Tamara (Fran) and sister-in-law Rose Jordan; fourteen grandchildren, nine nieces and nephews and many friends. Patty grew up in Elmira, attended St. Anthony's Elementary School, Notre Dame High School and graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing. She pursued her career in nursing and in later years worked at Simtec where she retired as a Vice-President. Her free time was spent reading, writing, playing the piano, cooking, crocheting and traveling. Most of all, she enjoyed being surrounded by her family, those she lived for, laughed with and loved. She passed from this life the way she lived it - with courage and determination.    Star Gazette – July 21, 2013 



Age 86 of Elmira, NY. She was born January 19, 1927 in Elmira, daughter of the late Alex and Catherine (Petryk) Tarby and died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas Waters in 2009 and is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law William and Dana Waters of Big Flats, Thomas Waters, Jr. of Horseheads; granddaughter Anna Marie Waters along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Waters retired from the Super Duper Grocery Store. She was a loving mother. When her children were growing up, the Water's house with the pool was the place to be. She enjoyed (and was well known for) baking and entertaining the neighborhood children. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, July 23rd from 11 am to 1 pm. Her funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Committal prayers and interment will follow. Her family thanks the 3rd floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care they provided her during her stay there.  Star Gazette – July 22, 2013


TRUE James "Jim" J. True

75, of Sheshquin Twp., died peacefully on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his home, the Failte Inn in Sheshequin.  Jim was born on Feb. 22, 1938, in Herminie, Pa., the son of the late Melvin and Catherine True. Jim attended Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., on a football scholarship that paid for his education. He attained his professional engineering license in 1980. Jim worked as an electrical engineer for IBM until his retirement in 1994 when he returned to Bradford County after spending the previous 20 years in Cary, N.C. After his retirement, Jim and his wife, Sarah, became inn owners/keepers at Failte Inn B&B, 8144 Sheshequin Road, Athens, PA 18810.  Jim enjoyed spending time with his family. He was also a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church. Jim was a kind, gentle, and loving husband and father; he will be dearly missed by many. He is at peace now and reunited with his beloved son, Ronald.  Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sarah Scholl True; sons, Jamie True of Hawaii, and Christopher True of Charleston, Va.; daughter, Jennifer Leach of Sheshequin Twp.; granddaughters, Chelsea and Cassidy Bryan; step-grandchildren; brother, John Charles True; sister, Karen Detar; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his son, Ronald C. True on March 3, 2013, and sister, Elaine Serman.  A memorial service for Jim will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Ulster United Methodist Church, Second Street, Ulster, Pa., with Pastor James Rouse officiating. Interment will be private. The Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, Pa., is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters Donations, 6520 North Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, in memory of Jim and his late son, Ron.   Towanda Daily Review – July 18, 2013   


UPDIKE Dorothy M. (Updike) McCarty

Bushnell, FL & Montour Falls, NY: Age 96, died on Wednesday July 3, 2013. Dorothy was born September 16, 1916, a daughter of Robert M. and Martha A. (Murray) Updike. She is predeceased by her husband Almon S. McCarty; brother Minor Updike; sisters Elsie Browning, Berta Coon and Nellie Hubbell. Dorothy is survived by her children Lillian and Sylvester Payne of Clermont, FL and Almon and Patricia McCarty of Montour Falls, NY. Grand children include William Payne, Tammy (Mary Sharp) Payne, Charles (Tony Ellington) Payne, Almon M. Jr. and Susan McCarty, Scott and Kimberly McCarty, Amber (McCarty) and James Nolan. Great Grandchildren, Almon M. McCarty III, Hailey McCarty, Hannah, Ethan and Avery Nolan. Dorothy spent her childhood in Enfield Center, NY and loved telling stories of that time. She graduated from Trumansburg High School in 1933. She met the love of her life in Schuyler County and was soon living there where she resided until her and Almon moved full time to Bushnell, FL in 1992. Dorothy was faithful at solving crossword and criptoquote puzzles as well as an avid reader. Dorothy was a Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star of Montour Falls. She was a devoted and loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday July 20th at 1:00 pm at the Montour Falls United Methodist Church, 124 Owego Street, Montour Falls, NY. The family request that no flowers be sent, but those wishing to make a contribution can do so to the Montour United Methodist Church or any charity of their choice.  Star Gazette – July 14, 2013  


WALTERS Daniel R. Walter

age 68, well known Wyalusing area farmer, died on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.  Daniel was born in Endicott, N.Y., a son of the late Lester A. and Nancy Wheeler Walters. He married the former Lynette Kipp of Wyalusing, on Dec. 13, 1965. He was a lifelong farmer and he and his wife Lynette farmed in the Wyalusing area for many years, raising their family at the Fred Shaffer and Calvin Shaffer farms where he was the happiest.  His greatest love was spending time with his grandchildren, Trevor, Jenifer, Zachary, Hayley and Cheyenne.  Surviving are his spouse, Lynette Walters of Wyalusing; children, Laticia Saxon and partner Tom Rought of Meshoppen, Daniel K. "Bubba" Walters and fiancée, Tina Farley and Michael and Danielle Walters, both of Laceyville; brother, David Walters, of Towanda; sister, Helen Jackson of West Virginia; brother-in-law, Mike Milarta of Wyalusing; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings, Beverly Walters, Betty Malaria, Jean Stone and Robert Walters.  A memorial service will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Spring Hill Community Hall with dinner to follow.    Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853  Towanda Daily Review – July 16, 2013    


WOODWARD Richard "Woody"

of Horseheads, NY passed on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the age of 64. Woody is pre-deceased his loving wife of 12 years, Cathy J. Woodward. He is survived by his children, Jeffery Richard Woodward and Beth Marie (Jamie) Deluca; step-children, Amanda Callahan (Paul Martin) of Horseheads, Martin Callahan of Montour Falls; step grandson, Xavier Deluca, and a large number of in-laws. Woody and his wife Cathy loved music and the outdoors as well as cooking and enjoyed a keen sense of humor. It was Woody's wishes that all services be held privately by the family. Those wishing to remember Woody may make contributions to the Horseheads Animal Shelter Emergency Fund, 150 Wygant Rd., Horseheasds, NY 14845 or the Humane Society Animal Shelter, 7649 Industrial Park, Hornell, NY 14843 in his memory.   Star Gazette – July 14, 2013 



Montour Falls, NY: Age 89, died on Saturday, June 15, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Armin H. Cilley of Montour Falls; son, Bud & Barb Cilley; daughters, Chris & Chuck Miller, Patty & Frank McMahon of Florida, Mary Mathews-Lew Hendshaw of Montour Falls, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Betty went to be with her two granddaughters, Tina & DeDe and her parents Hiam & Lena Yaw; son, Dale Eugene Cilley. It was her request there be no services. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – July 12, 2013    


YOUNG Charles Elbert

Age 81, of Horseheads, NY, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at home on Sayre Street after a long illness. Charles was born May 10, 1932, in Salem, NJ, the son of Lester and Maxie Young. He was the middle child of seven children, two of whom are still living: Alma Dobson, Atlantic City, and Byron Young, Cape Coral, FL. Charles has left behind in life his wife, Ruth S. Young, and his grown children, Daniel (Alison) SandPoint, ID, Steve of Tampa, FL, and Russell (Sheila) of Fort Collins, CO as well as two step-daughters, Deborah Lynch of Horseheads and Cynthia Hess of Lexington, KY. He has seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Jeremy, Josh, and Sara Jane Young, Hilary Young, Brianna Young, Chelsea Raymond and Elizabeth Hess. Hendrix is his great-grandson. His first wife and mother of his sons, Rosalind Stewart Young lives in Bath, NY. Charles entered the Air Force in 1950 and spent four years in active duty with several years thereafter in the reserves. He worked at Westinghouse in Bath and then at Sullivan Park as a Senior Technologist for Corning Glass Works until his retirement in 1992. In the 1970s he worked on his own time on renewable energy projects. He designed and built one of the first functional methane generators for the Chatfield Dairy Farm in Bath, NY. He and Ruth worked on wind power design with Woody Stoddard at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Charles helped to design some electrical efficiency processes in the wind turbines of that era. Being a good scientist was not enough for Charles. He ran for a seat on the county legislature in Schuyler County and served his people in District 1 as their legislator for almost 10 years until a stroke in 1997 caused continuing health problems for the rest of his life. Charles has been interred at the Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve on Irish Hill Road in the town of Newfield. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Friday August 2, 2013 from 4-7:00 p.m. A short religious ceremony will follow there at 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Celebration of his life will be held at the Braun Pour House at 70 Old Ithaca Road in Horseheads at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, August 3 with music, food, and good memories. Reservations required for restaurant numbers. Call West (manager) at 607 857 0830 or 607 873 7580. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations to be made to the following: Care First (Southern Tier Hospice) 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; The George Reed Jazz Scholarship, c/o The Community Foundation, 303 S. Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845; The Robert C. Young Educational Trust Fund, c/o Daniel Young and Ruth Young, Trustees @ 204 Sayre St., Horseheads, NY 14845.    Star Gazette – July 23, 2013   


ZIMMER Pearl M. Sherman

88, of Waverly, died Friday July 19, 2013 at the Elderwood Healthcare Facility in Waverly.  Born March7, 1925 in Sayre , PA. the daughter of the late Katherine (Middaugh) and George Zimmer and loving wife of the late Lewis Sherman. She was also predeceased by her son Gary Sherman and her grandson James Sherman.  Pearl was a lifelong resident of the Valley, enjoying being a homemaker and spending time with her family.  Surviving Pearl are her children; Shirley (Leo) Minier, Josephine Seymour, and Sharon Appleton, all of Waverly, her nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, her daughter in law Stephka Sherman, of Elmira, her sister Phyllis Zimmer, of Waverly as well, as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  At Pearl's request there will be no calling hours. A Graveside service at the Barton Cemetery will be announced. Arrangements with the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue.   Sayre Morning Times – July 22, 2013  



? Tracy Lynn Myers

A beautiful loving soul born August 25, 1969 has left us on this day of July 5, 2013. A loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and grandmother. She was dedicated to her family, schooling, and extended family at Pathways Inc. She was also gifted, caring, compassionate and warm hearted. One of the strongest women the world has ever known, and she has taken her even larger heart with her. A woman that loved life fast like Jeff Gordon, but always slowed down to appreciate the beauty of nature. She dedicated her life to helping those that were the hardest to help. To list all that Tracy loved & knew would fill all of this years' Sunday papers. Strong as an ox but gentle as a lamb is how the children she worked with would describe her. The men that fished with her would describe her as “the fish whisperer" then ask if you knew her secret. If she wasn't fishing in the water she was swimming in it. Always an ear to lend and a shoulder to cry on. We will miss her dearly and she will never be forgotten.  Star Gazette – July 14, 2013 


? Corlyn Maude Walluk

Of Horseheads, NY - Age 96, January 9, 1917 - June 16, 2013. A memorial service is scheduled for all of her friends and extended family on July 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sullivanville Methodist Church in Sullivanville, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – July 16, 2013    


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By Joyce M. Tice