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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.


ARNER Carson E. Arner

64, of Middlebury Center, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of Beth Arner, whom he married on Sept. 12, 1987, in Shavertown. Carson was born Dec. 29, 1948, in Berwick, the son of the late Harry and Jennie Ryman Arner. In 1966, Carson enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Vietnam War on the carrier USS Ticonderoga, as a communications specialist. After his service in the military, he worked for Commonwealth Telephone Co. as an installer and lineman from the Conyngham/Shickshinny District. In 1979, he transferred to the Wellsboro area working in the greater Tioga County, staying with the company as it changed to Frontier Communications and worked up from an installer to central office technician to first classman, retiring in June 2012 after 42 years. Carson was a member of the Wellsboro Moose, a charter member of Tioga County Bass Anglers, Knoxville VFW Post 6753, an avid fisherman, accomplished bowler, with two 300 games to his credit. He enjoyed hunting, he was a member of the NRA and he always loved a good joke. Surviving are his wife, Bethanne of Middlebury Center; two daughters, Mollie Arner of Middlebury Center, Stefanie Arner, of Phoenix, Ariz; son, Christopher Arner of North Dakota; one grandchild, Jax Algyers of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Brenda Betz (Lester) of Wapwallopen, Denise Moyer (Kenneth) of Wapwallopen, Kim Waltz (Glen) of Whiteland Ind.; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Carson's Life Celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Roger Wagner officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Carson's name to the charity of choice or the Wellsboro Moose.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 26, 2013    



83, of Coudersport, PA, died Sunday, August 18, 2013 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.  Born October 18, 1929, in Brecknock Township, PA, she was the daughter of John B. and Dora C. Pennebecker Bachman. On November 25, 1948, in Denver, PA, she married Ray Youndt, who predeceased her on April 30, 1971.  Surviving are: a sister, Betty Jane (Lloyd) Mann of Florence, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Francis Bachman, John Bachman, and Lloyd Bachman.  There will be no visitation or service. Burial will be in Muddy Creek Church Cemetery, Denver, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA     Solomon’s Words for the Wise – August 19, 2013   


BASSETT John T. "Jack"

Formerly of Watkins Glen: Age 87, of Leonard, Texas, died on August 25, 2013. Jack was musically talented and a prolific writer, painter and artist. He was a published author of two books, "A Cardinal Sings Again" and "War Journal of an Innocent Soldier". He was also a former member of the American Legion Post 555 Drum and Bugle Corps in Watkins Glen. Jack graduated from Watkins Glen High School class of 1943, than served in WWII with the 10th Mountain Division in Northern Italy. After the war he studied at Cornell University and later earned his Bachelor degree in English History at Albany State. He was predeceased by his wife Hester; parents, Henry and Ethel Bassett; and sister Lois Keller. He is survived by three children, Alta Lyn Bassett, Nancy Brown and Jagat Joti Sinth Khalsa; sisters, Mary Alta (Henry) Day; and Betty (Charles) Calhoun, brother Frank W. (Lillian) Bassett; grandchildren, Brian and Donald Hudgins (children of Hester) and Venesa and Gabriel (children of Alta Lynn); close cousins, Ruth Myer of Interlaken and Jake Bassett of Perry, FL; high school classmate and lifelong special friend Dan O'Dell; 13 nieces and nephews, and numerous other cousins. Jack will be laid to rest at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with full military honors on Monday, September 2, 2013. Star Gazette – August 31, 2013


BEAN Barbara J Maratea

64, died on August 27, 2013 after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband Joseph J. Maratea, son Justin, daughter in law Tiffany and granddaughters Sophia and Lily. She is also survived by her brother Brian Bean and brother-in-law Michael S. Maratea and her dog Indigo. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and JoAnn Bean and a brother Christopher Bean. Barbara graduated from SUNY Cortland with a BA in Education and a Master’s Degree from Elmira College. She taught for years at the Spencer-VanEtten School District. She was an avid reader, and a lover of animals. She often said that her two granddaughters gave her the most joy in her life. She will be missed. Calling hours are at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation the Stray Haven Animal Shelter in Waverly, NY. Star Gazette – August 29, 2013     


BOWEN James H. "Jamie" Bowen

49, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. He was born on Aug. 8, 1964, in Wellsboro, a son of James L. and Janice (Strong) Bowen. He worked for Priset Construction, Wellsboro and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jamie is survived by his parents; the love of his life, Jeannette Knapp of Wellsboro; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Susan Bowen, Jeffrey and Deborah Bowen, both of Wellsboro; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 30, 2013   


BRACE Donna Brace Gingrich

of Huntington Beach, CA, died on August 24, 2013. Donna was born and raised in Elmira, NY on December 25, 1927. During her school years she met the love of her life, Robert Gingrich, they married in August of 1945. In 1952 with four sons Robert and Donna relocated to California residing in Lynwood for two years, Lakewood for 20 years and finally settled in Huntington Beach. Donna was preceded in death by her parents Donald and Evelyn Brace and William and Beatrice Goldsmith and her husband Robert of 58 years. She is survived by four sons, Robert (Cheryl), Stephen (Barbara), Jack (Debbie) and David Gingrich; two daughters Barbara Powell (Dave) and Claudia Williams. Grandmother of nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Donna was a homemaker, who thoroughly enjoyed decorating her home and gardening. Family gatherings were very special times for her, she also enjoyed playing all types of card games, was an avid reader, loved music of all types and always ready to watch a good movie. Funeral services will be held on Thursday September 5, 2013 at 11:30AM, Saint Gregory's Episcopal Church, 6201 E. Willow St. Long Beach, CA. 90815. In lieu of flowers the family request a memorial donation be made in Donna's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.    Star Gazette – September 1, 2013    



Elmira: died at home on August 16, 2013. "JB" will be missed by his many friends and all of those whose lives he touched in some way. He is survived by his long time best friend and wife Cindy Emmer. John was a life- long political activist. While in college, he helped with voter registration in the South. During the 1970s, he worked with several state-wide organizations that promoted the training and hiring of minorities in the trades. Locally, he developed and managed Operation TRADE, a CETA funded program that provided education and training to its participants. John also worked for the Elmira Housing Authority as a Management Aide in Bragg Towers and Hoffman Plaza, always advocating for the welfare of the tenants. John served several years on the Board of Directors of Chemung County ARC, where he was President from 1980-1983. John retired from NYS DOT as Human Resources Manager of Region 6 in 2007. John dedicated his life to helping others gain the skills needed to be successful in life. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira NY 14903. A gathering of friends to celebrate John's life will occur on Wednesday August 28, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira.  Star Gazette – August 19, 2013   



94, of Ulysses, PA, died Sunday, August 18, 2013 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  Born December 26, 1918, at the Buck Farm in Ulysses, PA, she was the daughter of Lawrence E. and Mabel Evans Buck. She was a 1936 graduate of Lewisville Vocational School in Ulysses and a 1938 graduate of Mansfield Normal School. On December 26, 1938, in Ulysses, she married Lloyd W. Kear, who predeceased her in 1998.   Mrs. Kear and her husband owned and operated the Kear Funeral Home and Ambulance Service in Ulysses for many years.  She was a member of the Ulysses First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star #95 in Ulysses.  Surviving are: a son, Arthur (Laurie) Kear of Ulysses; two daughters, Kay (Thomas) Engle of Ulysses and Sarah (Kevin) Lewis of Aurora, CO; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a brother, Raymond (Sylvia) Buck of Ulysses; a sister, Jean Howe of Walnut Creek, CA; and nieces and nephews.   In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Roger L. Buck and Robert A. Buck; and four sisters, Lois Wilson, Gladys Angood, Louise Miller, and Dorothy Erway.  Friends may call Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday in the Ulysses First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jason K. Reed officiating. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Ulysses, PA 16948. Solomon’s Words for the Wise – August 19, 2013   


BUTLER Joyce J. Hackett

82, of Westfield, died on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Collins Personal Care Home in Elkland. Born Feb. 2, 1931 in Machias, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Hazel (Walker) Butler. Joyce married Charles A. "Chip" Hackett; he died on Feb. 23, 2011. She attended Brookfield United Methodist Church, was a member of United Methodist Women and Brookfield Pals and a 4-H leader. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Leon Parker, Bradford, N.Y.; Cathy and Jeff VanDusen, Westfield; Melanie and Jack Kenyon, Elkland; Lori and Dave Tomb, Westfield; Deann and Alan Hanes, Virginia Beach, Va.; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; foster son, Terry Bacon, Westfield; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; a son, Randy; and two daughters, Virginia and Joyce Truax. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 West Main Street, Elkland on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following on Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Woodhull Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Collins Personal Care Home, 306 East Main Street, Elkland, Pa. 16920.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 23, 2013    


BUTTERBAUGH Lewis J. "Jim" Butterbaugh Jr.

age 59, of 191 Ball Park Road, Laceyville, Pa., died suddenly on Saturday evening, Aug. 17, 2013, in Altoona, Pa., while visiting his mother and brother. Jim was born in Altoona, Pa., on Dec. 2, 1953, the son of Janet Irene Hann Butterbaugh of Altoona, Pa. and the late Lewis J. Butterbaugh Sr., who died in 1985. He was a graduate of the Altoona High School class of 1971. For many years, Jim was a forklift operator, until a disability forced his retirement. Jim was a member of the Tri-Co Sportsman's Club in Silvara, Pa., and the Hughesville Rod and Gun Club, in Hughesville, Pa. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, woodworking and furniture making, and cherished the time spent with his family and friends, especially his new grandson Garrett. Surviving besides his mother, are his wife the former, Nancy Smith Butterbaugh, of Laceyville, Pa.; his children, Brenda Louise Smiley, of New Albany, Pa., Shelly Mae (Andrew) Dexter, of New Albany, Pa., and Joseph James Allen of Laceyville, Pa; his two grandsons, Joseph Allen of Mehoopany, Pa., and Garrett Dexter of New Albany, Pa.; a brother, Richard (Maria) Butterbaugh, of Altoona, Pa.; and sisters, Laurie (Jim) Mills, of Altoona, Pa., and Joanna (Favor) Thomas, of Johnstown, Pa.; a special cousin, William (Lisa) Hann, of Altoona, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. With abiding with the wishes of Jim, there will be no services. Family and friends may call from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice. Towanda Daily Review – August 20, 2013  


CAMPBELL Alice J. Campbell Zurn Haulton

76, formerly of Ridgebury Township, Pa., died Friday evening, August 16, 2013 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township.  Alice was born February 27, 1937 in Sayre, the daughter of Victor and Dorothy Washburn Campbell. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Alice enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, and canning.  Surviving are her children, Alice (Gary) Bellows of Sayre, William (Colleen) Zurn of Litchfield, JoAnn Davis and Tom Bradley of Sayre, Robert (Judy) Zurn of Virginia, John (Lynette) Zurn of North Carolina, Victor (Shirley) Zurn of Wellsburg, Jim (Kate) Haulton of Virginia; step-children Dawn Haulton Noone, Rick Haulton, Robert (Gina) Haulton, and Harry (Kathy) Haulton; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings Harry Phalin, Jean Crawford, Paul (Charlotte) Campbell, Bob (Nancy) Campbell, Cassie (John) Wilbur, Audrey (Don) Acorn, Diana (Charlie) Jayne, Jim (Ann) Campbell, and Janet (Gerald) Miner; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Stephan Zurn and Robert Haulton; siblings Janice, Jane, Joyce, Ohler, and Dawn Campbell; and sister and brother-in-law Betty and Lee Beeman. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Manor, 15900 Route 6 Troy, PA 16947 in Alice J. Campbell Zurn Haulton's memory.  Sayre Morning Times – August 19, 2013     


CILLEY Armin H. (Bud) Cilley

died on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. He is survived by son Bud (Barb) Cilley, daughters Chris (Chuck) Miller, Patty (Frank) McMahon of Florida, Mary Mathews-Lew Hendshaw of Montour Falls, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Bud went to be with his wife of 73 years, Betty Cilley, two granddaughters, Tina and DeDe, his parents, Horace and Loretta Cilley and son Dale Eugene Cilley. It was his request there be no services. Arrangements entrusted to Vedder and Scott Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – September 1, 2013 


CLARK Hoover Clark

84, formerly of Waverly, and a resident of Ashton Nursing facility in Athens, died Aug. 24, 2013.  Hoover was recently honored by the Mayor of Waverly, Dan Leary, and current O'Brien’s owner, Mrs. Mitchell — both former employers.  He had worked at O'Brien’s for many years as a chef, and as well at Mustico’s in Elmira, the Town Diner of Waverly, and owned his own business, Hoover's What's Happening, also in Waverly. When he finally retired, Hoover was working for the Village of Waverly, under Mayor Leary. He will be dearly missed by his beloved children: Glenn (Sherry-Keith) of St. Clair, Mo., Denise Clark of Elmira, Wayne Clark of Ulster, Pa., Michelle (Ossie) Stanley of Apopka, Fla., Craig (Joyce McArthur) of Jacksonville, Fla, Angela (Kurtis) Williams of Elmira and Keith Sterling of Meridian, Miss. He is also survived by his siblings: brother, Robert (Hilda) Worsham, and sisters, Birdis and Mae Catherine of Gainesville, Ga., and Gail Cain of California; 18 adored grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  He is predeceased by his parents, Lacy and Mae Worsham of Gainesville, Ga.; sons, Brian Hoover, Jeffrey Lynn; and wife Anita Fitzgerald.  Hoover was liked by all and will be missed dearly. The family wishes to thank the Elcor nursing staff, as well as Ashton staff for all their loving care provided in the twilight of Hoover’s tremendous life. A special thanks also to Nancy, Sue B., Rose, Ann, Amanda, Kim, Gail, Christy, and many, many unnamed others.  There will be a small service at a later date honoring Hoover's legacy. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may direct donations to the American Cancer Society in Hoover's name.  Sayre Morning Times – August 31, 2013    


COLE Arthur L. Cole

81, of 312 York Ave., Towanda, died on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Arthur was born in East Athens on June 20, 1932, the son of Lewis and Hazel Skinner Cole. After attending school in Athens, he joined the U.S. Army, where he served in the Korean War. Arthur was a truck driver for over 60 years, traveling across the country, working for multiple companies throughout his career, before retiring in 1994. After Arthur retired, he worked for the Daily Review, delivering newspapers to local post offices and mini-marts. He enjoyed doing yard work and took pride in maintaining his home. Arthur is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Martha Anderson Cole; children, Brian Cole and wife Penny of Towanda, Trudy Mellott and husband Jerry of Needmore, and Michael Cole of Towanda, Arthur 'Buster' Cole and wife Nancy of Athens, and Tony Cole of N.C.; grandchildren, Jeremy Cole and Jessie of LeRaysville, Jeffrey Cole and wife Stephanie of Sugar Run, Joshua Cole of Towanda, Nathan Hadlock of Towanda, and Kacey Hadlock of Towanda; great-grandchildren, Jocelynn Cole and Camron Cole; sisters, Frances Johnson of Sayre and Ida Arnold and husband Charles of Sayre; brother, Elmer Cole and wife Toni of Tennessee; half-brothers, Lyle Cole and wife Karen of Va., Aubrey Cole and wife Anna of Athens, and Keith Cole; half-sister, Madeline Nothstein and husband Barry of Athens; brother-in-law, George Anderson and Norma Lee of Wyalusing; sister-in-law, Jan Williams and husband Russell of Wyalusing; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Arthur was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Cole; father and step-mother, Lewis and Lura Cole; sons, Steve Cole and Frank Cole; siblings, Kenneth Cole, Carrie Tribe, Charles Cole and Mary O'Connell; father-in-law and friend, Raymond 'Smokey' Anderson; mother-in-law, Dorothy Anderson; sisters-in-law, Laura Loyack and husband Robert and Vanessa Shaffer. Abiding by Arthur's wishes, a private memorial service will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital EMS, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, or the Towanda Fire Department, 101 Elm St., Towanda, PA 18848, in memory of Arthur L. Cole. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Towanda Daily Review – August 27, 2013


COLEMAN E. Jerome "Jerry" Coleman

76, of Dushore, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at his home. Born July 21, 1937, in Sayre, he was a son of the late Emil E. and Helen M. Radka Coleman. He and his wife, the former Sarah A. Iddings, celebrated 39 years of marriage on July 19, 2013.Jerry graduated from the former Turnpike High School, class of 1956 and served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He was employed at the former First National Bank of Dushore as a bookkeeper and teller, before becoming the manager and assistant cashier of the Eagles Mere branch. Jerry also served as assistant manager of the Dushore branch. A member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Trinity Chapel, Mildred, Jerry served various positions in the church, including trustee, congregational council member and sang in the church choir. Jerry was very much a people person who enjoyed giving back to his community through his volunteering efforts with various church and civic organizations, many of which he served as treasurer for. He was an original board member of the Sullivan Terrace and enjoyed volunteering for the Area Agency on Aging and the Sullivan County Food Pantry. Jerry had a love for his home, family and especially his grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Todd E. and wife Dana Coleman of Phoenixville and Matthew V. Coleman of Dushore; two grandchildren, Jacob O. and Adelyn E. Coleman, both of Phoenixville; and two brothers, John L. Coleman of Horseheads, N.Y., and Francis W. Coleman of Elkridge, Md.In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his step-mother, Stella Kelly Coleman. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mildred, with Rev. Robert P. Kaltenbaugh officiating. Burial will be held privately in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the church. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 7642 Route 487, Mildred, PA 18632, or Memorial Hospital Hospice at or National Parkinson Foundation at have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville.  Towanda Daily Review – August 22, 2013  


COMFORT Connie K. Herring

61, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Born Sept. 17, 1952, in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Otis and Kathryn Ardell (Small) Comfort. In keeping with Connie's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette – August 22, 2013   


DAGGETT Sherry Lynn (Vincent) Chamberlain

age 52, of Morris Run, PA, died on Tuesday, August 19, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on January 6, 1961 in Troy, PA, she was the daughter of Donald Vincent and Charlotte (Buck) Vincent Dagggett. Sherry is survived by her husband, Brian Chamberlain.  Sherry was a self-employed caregiver working privately for numerous patients. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening.  In addition to her husband and her mother, Sherry is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Donald and Maya Uhler of Morris Run, PA, Jared Uhler of Morris Run, PA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Kristy and Brian Holley of Hummelstown, PA, Kausandra Uhler and fiancé Gary Clark of Mansfield, PA; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Margo and Lewis Hill of Morris Run, PA, Joyce and Keith Layton of Lawrenceville, PA, Connie and Brian Layton of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, and six grandchildren; Logan Holley, Jeremia Uhler, Isabelle Holley, Briana Uhler, Nadia Clark and Kiara Uhler.  In keeping with Sherry's wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA to assist with expenses. Wellsboro Gazette – August 22, 2013    


DURFEY Bruce M. Durfey

born on April 13, 1949 the son of the late Arthur and Rosalind Durfey, died very unexpectedly on August 14, 2013 at his home. He is survived by his brothers, Wayne (Karen) Durfey and James (Susan) Durfey, both of Odessa, NY; three nephews, Jeffrey (Paula) Durfey, Robert Durfey and family, and Ryan Durfey and family; aunt, Marilyn Dayton of Pine Valley, NY; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Rosalind Durfey; niece, Michelle Durfey; and nephew, Brett Durfey. Bruce graduated from Odessa-Montour Central School and Corning Community College. He worked presently at Camp Monterey as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, a job he truly loved. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. with Father Michael Hartney officiating. Interment will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery. The family is extending an invitation to all family and friends to a reception after the services at the Mechanics Club in Montour Falls. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or to St. James Episcopal Church, Catharine, NY. Star Gazette – August 20, 2013     


ELLISON Helen (Ellison) Conkright

Lowman, NY, formerly of Watkins Glen: Our dearest Mom was reunited in Heaven with the two loves of her life, her husband John and grandson, Erik Franzese. She died from declining health at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA on August 26, 2013. Helen was born January 10, 1927 to Homer and Minnie Ellison. Helen leaves her devoted, loving, always there for each other daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Brent Andrews, of Lowman, NY. Her step grandchildren, Cameron, Carrie and Colby Andrews and her sister-in-law, Ellen Hulslander of New Port Richie, FL. Helen has many special nieces, nephews and cousins who meant the world to her. Helen touched the lives of many friends everywhere, especially in her hometown of Watkins Glen and most recently her supportive and caring neighbors in Holly Park Terrace, especially Joyce, Frances, Charlie, Ron and Nikki. She was predeceased by her husband John of over sixty years, her grandson, Erik Franzese, her sister Frances Ellison and parents Homer and Minnie Ellison. Helen retired from Watkins Glen Central School with twenty years of service. Her earlier years were spent at Ellison's Souvenir Shop and Taxi Service across from the Glen. She loved playing cards, bowling, fishing and traveling with her husband, family and friends. Helen was a life member of the Mechanics Club and the Moose Club of Montour Falls, NY. Calling hours will be at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, August 31st from 4-7 PM and her funeral service will be held there on Saturday, at 10 AM with the Rev. Sheila Price, Officiating. Interment will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Reading Center, NY.  Star Gazette – August 28, 2013    


ENGLAND Alan D. England

age 51, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. He was born on July 16, 1962 in Lancaster, PA a son of Ernest and Naomi (Griest) England. He was married to Janet (Carson) England and enjoyed hunting, four wheeling, gardening, snowmobiling, and camping. Alan is survived by his parents; his wife, Janet; three sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Tina England of Nottingham, PA, Justin and Lauren England of Bellefonte, PA, Jarrad England and Michelle Leone of Denver, CO; daughter and son-in-law, Baillee and Derrick Priset of Zephyrhills, FL; brother, Steve England; sister and brother-in-law, Lari and Chuck Nuse; grandchildren, Camy (Lou) Driscoll, Dayton Priset, Brooke Priset, Chris Priset, Lexi Townsend, Trinity Crane; mother-in-law, Connie Carson; aunt, Bonnie Cleveland and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call on Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 2 to 3 PM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 PM at the funeral home with the Rev. Peter A. DeVantier officiating.  Star Gazette – August 31, 2013    


FOX Howard M., Jr.

Passed away peacefully on August 28, 2013, Howard was born on August 1, 1930 in Elmira NY. Howard is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Harriette Neal Fox; children, Cindy Emerson (Gary) and Deborah Griffen (Eric); cherished grandchildren, Brian Emerson (Val), Christie Emerson (Kyle), Cody Evans (Natalie) and Katie Griffen (Gerard). Also surviving are his Aunt Dorothy Berardo, cousin David Sheen and loving nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his faithful canine companion, Abby. Howard graduated from EFA, attended Ryder College and was drafted into the Army. He served in Germany during the Korean War Conflict and he was proud to be a member of the Galeton, PA VFW. Howard retired from Marine Midland Bank and later from Elmira Savings & Loan in Elmira, as Assistant VP. He was a scout leader in Pine City for 20 years and took his scouts on many adventures including rafting down Pine Creek, PA and participating in many Klondike Derbys. He was on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement and loved taking his grandson Cody to help the Artic League on many Christmas mornings over the years. He loved the outdoors, especially his cottage on Seneca Lake, his camp on Pine Creek in PA and the Adirondack mountains of which he and his family climbed many peaks. Howard was a very generous and caring man who would give his time and resources to those in need, and he was a lifelong friend to many. The family has planned a private memorial service, but those wishing to remember Howard may do so through memorials to the Artic League in Elmira or to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Howard will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him; A special thanks to Dr. O'Brien, oncologist, and Janet and Sabrina, his nurses, for their excellent care and friendship at Guthrie.  Star Gazette – August 30, 2013  


FROHM Robert "Bud" Frohm

78, of Placida, Fla. and Upstate N.Y., died at the Hurler Personal Care Home in Potter Brook. For the past six years he has suffered with Progressive Super Nuclear Palsy. Bud was a Sheet Metal Technician for Eastman Kodak Company and worked at Wegmans Super Market in installation and repair, after his retirement from Kodak. He was a graduate of Pittsford Sutherland High School, Pittsford, N.Y., and spent four years in the U.S. Navy. He married Anne Beach Frohm on Dec. 24, 1969, who survives. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors, Prattsburgh and the Finger Lakes Area, where they lived for several years and the warm and sunny winters at their condo in Englewood, Fla. He is also survived by his mother, Myrtle Prutzman, Rochester, N.Y.; brothers, Jack and Evie Frohm, Pittsford, N.Y.; William and MaryLou Frohm, Canandaigua, N.Y.; his two daughters, Belinda and John Hyland, East Rochester; Lisa and Rick Miceli, Webster, N.Y.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and two godchildren. Burial will be private and at the discretion of the family, as were his wishes. Cremation will be handled by Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Knoxville Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department in Knoxville, Pa., or Prattsburgh Volunteer Fire Department in Prattsburgh, N.Y.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 27, 2013    


GABER Elizabeth Ann (Bette) Koskey

 Elizabeth died peacefully on August 16, 2013, with family holding her hand, at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, New York, where she had been residing for the last 16 months. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was predeceased by her parents Augustus and Anna Flick Gaber, her sisters Eve Gaber and Mary Snyder, nephew John Snyder, her husband Frank Koskey, her grandson Duane Koskey and all her Koskey sisters- and brothers- in-law. She is survived by her daughter Evanna C. (Harvey Brickman) Koska, Cayuta, New York, with whom she had resided, and sons F. Walter (Janice) Koskey of Thompsonville, New York and Gerald (Diane) Koskey of Palm Coast, Florida and best friend since grammar school Mary Gurin of Camarillo, California. Mother was a member of the Lay Order of Saint Francis and would have celebrated her 40th anniversary of being professed this November 2013. After high school, Mother moved from Philadelphia to Yonkers to work and put herself through the Wilfred Beauty Academy of NYC. Afterward, she worked as a cosmetologist over the years until her illness forced her to move in 2011 to receive health care near her daughter. She worked in the Glenby Shop at the John Wanamaker store in Yonkers, and up until the Saturday before she came north in June 2011, she worked at the J.D. Salon in Yonkers, where she leaves many supportive friends. Over the years she also routinely did her friends’ hair as well as providing hair care services to shut-ins in the Yonkers area. Over the years Mother was a daily communicant attending the several churches near her home, including Saint Paul the Apostle in Yonkers where she raised her family, Saint Joseph in Bronxville and Saints Peter and Paul in New Rochelle after she moved from the family home. After she gave up driving, Mother walked the mile to and from church four days a week, the days she wasn’t at the beauty shop. Mother was a life-long learner, taking courses in gardening and woodworking, among other subjects. At home, she gardened, knitted, sewed, experimented with cheese making and as a vegetarian worked for years to develop the perfect veggie burger. She stayed active in her Westchester County community, enjoying surprising people by riding places on her motorcycle, volunteering with soup kitchens, serving as an EMT with a volunteer ambulance corps and with Meals on Wheels as a driver, delivery runner and office volunteer. Mother was proud of the fact that she never wanted to retire, and in reality it was only her illness that kept her from returning to work. She leaves 11 grandchildren: Walter, Edward and Duane Koskey, Tara Koskey Everett, Kris, Derek and Terence Stotz, Teresa, Howard, Christopher and Michael Johnson, 26 great-grandchildren: Gloria, Steven, Walter and Matthew Koskey, Athena Koskey Hallock, Edward and Shane Koskey, William, Dylan and Cheyenne Everett, Duane, Miranda, Tori, Brandyn, Hailey, Juliona, Dustin and Cody Koskey, Isek and Matilda Smith, Alesandra and Harper Stotz, Michael, Domenic, Matthew and Thalia Johnson and 14 great-great-grandchildren: Calia, Kerian and Brielle Sanders, Caragh and Sean Koskey, Caydance, DJ, Claire and Wade Hallock, Edward, Celia and Shelby Koskey, Mason Koskey, Milana David-Colon. A good and long life provides many opportunities for friendships, and Mother was blessed by having many good and helpful friends over her lifetime. Mother was particularly blessed by the professional and loving care given her by the staff of the Skilled Nursing Units on the 5th and 3rd floors at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, who came to be more like friends and family over the 16 months of Mother’s residence there. Elizabeth’s family is sorry for their loss. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Saint Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, New York. In lieu of flowers, anyone inclined may make a donation in Mother’s name to any soup kitchen, volunteer ambulance corps, Meals on Wheels or charity of one’s choice.  Funeral home obituary – August 22, 2013   


GRACE LeRoy H. Grace

70, of Canton, Pa., died Aug. 19, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. He was born Feb. 9, 1943 in Sayre, Pa. LeRoy was an avid hunter and fisherman, and had a deep love for his family. He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, and the Red Run Rod & Gun Club. LeRoy is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Cindy and David Rathbun of Canton, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Melinda Grace of Granville Summit, Pa.; three sisters and brothers-in-law Margaret and Stanley Pickering of Baxter Springs, Kansas, Leona and Carlton Tubbs of Lockwood, N.Y., Henrietta and Donald Teeter of Athens, Pa.; eight grandchildren; two great granddaughters; two special nieces and one special nephew. He was predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Carlyle (Pogie) & Eloise VanNoy. Friends are invited to a memorial service at the home of Brett and Melinda Grace, 332 Coolbaugh Hill Road, Granville Summit, at 3 p.m. on Friday with Carlton Tubbs officiating. Towanda Daily Review – August 21, 2013   


GRAMLICH Robert Edward Gramlich Sr.

age 70, of Wyalusing, Pa., died Monday evening, Aug. 19, 2013, at his home after an illness. Bob was born on Jan. 31, 1943, the son of the late Charles William and Dorothy Ward Gramlich. He attended Abington Senior High School in Montgomery County, Pa. After high school Bob served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was an aircraft mechanic during the Vietnam War. Bob most recently worked at Bartron Supply in Tunkhannock, Pa., as a mechanic from 1992 until his retirement in 2005. He also worked West German Sales in Fort Washington, Pa., as an auto mechanic before working with Bartron Supply. He was a member of the NRA. He enjoyed hunting and working on cars in his spare time. Bob also like to follow the Hall of Fame drag racer, Ken Montgomery. Most of all he loved to spend time with his family. Bob is survived by his wife of 51 years, Catherine L. Gramlich, whom he married on March 3, 1962; his son, Robert Edward Gramlich, Jr. of Montgomery County, Pa.; his daughters, Lori Novak-Cassano and her husband Joseph of Bucks County, Pa., Cheryl Lyn Gramlich of Dalton, Pa., and Christine Marie Gramlich and her significant other James Delaughter of Leesport, Pa.; his grandchildren, Jerrald Novak of Bucks County, Pa., Samantha Duncan Welch and her husband Christopher of Dalton, Pa., Sky Delaughter of Leesport, Pa., Barbara DeLaughter of Reading, Pa. and Brandon DeLaughter of Leesport, Pa.; his great-granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth Welch of Dalton, Pa.; his brother, Karl Gramlich and his wife Hazel of Jenningsville, Pa.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Barbara Kessler Moore (2003).A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.   Towanda Daily Review – August 26, 2013   


GRIFFIS Gail G. Ferry

74, of Pequannock, NJ, passed away on August 21, 2013. Born in Elmira, NY, Gail was the daughter of Donald and Beatrice Griffis. She was a member of Jacksonville Chapel and was a generous woman, volunteering much of her time to many organizations including Healing the Children and Federation of the Blind of NJ. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Gail will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Gail is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas D. Ferry; her children, Wendy Dower and her husband Bruce, Beth Ann Valle and her husband Benjamin, Thomas S. Ferry and his wife Laura, and John Ferry and his wife Abby; her sister, Susan Carpenter; and her grandchildren, Rachel, Bethany, Jonathan, Benjamin, Nicole, Thomas and Allison. A Funeral Service will be held 10 am on Monday, August 26, 2013 at Jacksonville Chapel, Lincoln Park. Family and friends may visit from 2-6 pm on Sunday at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gail's memory to Healing the Children, 112 Fifth Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506 or National Federation of the Blind of NJ, 254 Spruce Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 would be greatly appreciated by her family.   Star Gazette – August 24, 2013   


HEATON Herbert Heaton

92, of Troy, Pa.,, died on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at the Sherwood Personal Care Home in Canton, Pa., with his loving wife Enid by his side. He married Enid (Hunter) Heaton on Sept. 27, 1947 and the couple had 65 happy years together. Herbert was born on March 25, 1921 in Keighley, England, son of the late Joseph and Maria (Stell) Heaton. Herbert and his family immigrated to the United States in May of 1967 where they first lived in Bronx, New York, then Howell, N.J. following his job with Rotorclip Inc., where he was a tool and die maker. In 1978 Herbert bought land in Smithfield Township and began the process of building a home and moving his family to Bradford County. Later, he and Enid moved to Troy, and then to Sherwood Personal Care Home. In the late 1980s Herbert and Enid began studying the Bible and decided to be baptized as Jehovah's Witnesses in June of 1990. He and Enid enjoyed many activities with the congregation. Herbert is survived by his wife Enid; his sons John and Paul Heaton and their families; his daughters Sheila Foster and Janice Johnson and their families, along with his extended family and good friends. His parents preceded Herbert in death. The memorial talk to honor Herbert's life will be given at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 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 W. Main St. Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – August 29, 2013 


HUSTON Maxfield L. Huston

lifelong resident of Schuyler County, NY, age 86, of Montour Falls, NY died peacefully on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls, NY. He was born on August 18, 1927 in Logan, NY the son of the late Clarence Maxfield Huston and Helen Estella Tichenor Huston. His is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Daniel & Bonny Huston of Mifflinburg, PA; son-in-law: David & wife, Lori Dehond of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Dennis & Jessica DeHond of Ashburn, VA, Rebecca & Andrew Vinas of San Francisco, CA, Erin Noel of Rochester, NY, Patricia & Steve Schaap of Cortland, NY and Kimberly Huston of Charlton, MA; great grandchildren, Hannah & Audrey Vinas of San Francisco, CA, Benjamin DeHond, Ashburn, VA and Jeremiah Schaap. Mr. Huston was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Ruth Hayes in 2000 and his daughter Darlene Joyce DeHond in 1999. Mr. Huston was a member of the Montour Falls United Methodist Church. Mr. Huston was previously a member of the Board of Directors for the Schuyler County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. He was also active for many years on the committee for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). He lived the majority of his life on a dairy farm, with the last 13 years as a resident of Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Sunday, September 1 from 2-5 PM. His funeral service will be held immediately following at 5 PM; the Rev. Sheila Price officiating; interment at Montour Cemetery on Tuesday at 11 AM. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Resident Council of Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, 220 Steuben Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865.  Star Gazette – August 31, 2013


KENELY Harvey J. Kenely

74, of Franklin Twp., Pa., died Harvey J. Kenely, 74, of Franklin Twp., Pa., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.Born Dec. 19, 1938 in Branchville, N.J., he was a son of the late Hugh and Verna (Mooney) Kenely. Harvey served in the Navy from 1956-1960 on the USS Forrestal. He loved farming, gardening and traveling and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Survivors include wife Louann Kenely of Franklin Twp., Pa.; daughters & sons-in-law Missy and Chris Dean of Neath, Pa., Sherry and Colin Ewing Sr. of Pennsburg, Pa., Valerie Jean and Nick Johnson of Orlando, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law Donald R. and Janet Kenely of Parrottsville; grandchildren Dustin, Corey, Mike, Ashley, Colin Jr., Erin, Stephen, DJ; great-grandchildren Marissa, Harly, Kaylee, sisters & brothers-in-law Betty and Skip Baldwin of Washington, N.J.; Joan and Ken Hayes of Allentown, Pa., Doris Dronebarger, Washington, N.J. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Donald, Robert, Jerry, Richie Ladlee. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Instead of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA 18018.   Towanda Daily Review – August 30, 2013  



Age 76 of Hendy Creek Rd. Pine City died unexpectedly Friday August 30, 2013. He is survived by wife, Joan; three sons; nephew, Skip (Lori) Teets of Southport; great nephews, Joey and Tony Teets. Len was a retired Toe Motor Operator with the former Thatcher Glass. At his request no prior service will take place.  Star Gazette – September 1, 2013    


LEMAN Grace Carolyn Clark

83, of Seneca View, Montour Falls, NY, who previously resided in Dundee, Horseheads, Hammondsport, and Montour Falls, NY, died peacefully on August 21, 2013, after a long illness. Carolyn was born in Providence, RI, on March 7, 1930 to Susie and Lloyd Leman. After high school, she married Douglass P. Clark, and they lived in Montour Falls, where they raised their family of seven healthy children. She worked at the old Schuyler Hospital in downtown Montour Falls, before going to work at Cornell University. She retired from Cornell in 1985 to pursue her lifelong dream of serving in the Peace Corps, where she worked for two years in Sierra Leone, Africa. Upon leaving the Peace Corps, Carolyn bought a large house in Hammondsport, NY, where she ran a successful bed and breakfast, Another Tyme, for ten years. After selling the house, she moved to Horseheads, NY, next to her daughter Becky. Carolyn was active in the former St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Montour Falls, and later in St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Hammondsport. She was also a volunteer in the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association. She was very active in her children's lives as well, making their clothes, teaching them to cook, and doing craft projects with them. She is famous for the elaborate birthday cakes she made for her family. She also was active in the PTA and served as a Girl Scout and a 4-H club leader. She loved gardening, painting, sewing, and traveling. Besides Sierra Leone, she visited Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Holland, Brazil, Ireland, and Israel. She is survived by her children: Deborah (Eric) Kantor of Albany, NY, Douglass Scott (Eva) Clark of Corpus Christi, TX, Kimberly Snell of Middletown, RI, Barbara (Michael) Fetterolf of Hortonville, WI, and Kelly Stone of Rock Stream, NY; her son-in-laws, Stewart P. Green of Sebring, FL and Glenn Marrlow of Jacksonville, NC; 17 grandchildren: Jonathan and Benjamin Kantor, Logan and Darrell Clark, Christina Clark Perez, Stewart D. and Kelly Green, Sarah Marrlow, Mark and Daniel Flahive, Andrew and Alex Snell, Megan Fetterolf Gallagher, Jay and Anna Fetterolf, and Mackenzie and Hannah Stone; and her very dear friend Virginia Eaton. Carolyn was pre-deceased by the love of her life-her loving and devoted husband of 37 years, Douglass P. Clark; her daughters, Rebecca Ruth Green and Jennifer Ann Marrlow; her parents, Lloyd Leman and Susie Leman Poppleston; her sister, Barbara Cole Simmons; her mother-in-law Ruth Riley Clark ("Mimi"); and her beloved dog Polly. Friends may call from 7 to 9 PM on Friday, August 23 at Vedder & Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls, NY. The funeral service will be held at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, NY, on Saturday, August 24 at 11:00 AM. Contributions in Carolyn's memory may be made to charity of your choice.  Star Gazette – August 23, 2013 


LOEVEN Doris J. Loeven

age 90, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Corning, NY and resident at Bakercrest Home in Millerton, PA, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Born on February 3, 1923 in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of Paul and Genevieve Loeven. Doris was a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing where she was later employed. She was a highly sought after registered nurse in private practice. In addition to her parents, Doris was predeceased by all of her siblings; Robert, Paul, Harold and Ruth. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:15 PM at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Park Ave., Corning, NY. Services are under the direction of Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.   Star Gazette – August 31, 2013    


MAIN Travis Leon Main

26, of Galeton, died on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at his home. Born June 16, 1987 in Coudersport, he was a son of Leon William and Anna L. (McCullen) Main. Travis was an equipment operator with Atlas Construction. He enjoyed spending time with his son, fishing, "Muddin," and his vehicles. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a son, Karson Leon Main; a brother, Colton J. Main, Galeton; mother of his child, Brittney Boswick, Wellsboro; girlfriend, Sarah Slaby, Gaines; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Travis was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Kate and Jack McCullen, and his paternal grandparents, Leon and Cora Main. Friends may call at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines on Friday, August 30, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Brelo officiating. Burial will be in Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines Township.  Services have been entrusted to Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 29, 2013   


MANUEL Kenneth (Kenny) James Manuel

20, died Aug. 19, 2013 into the arms of his heavenly father. Kenny was born on April 16, 1993 in Sayre, Pa., to his mother Michelle Manuel and his father Barry Manuel. Kenny is survived by his parents Michelle Manuel and Terry Bartholomew, Barry Manuel and Christy May; his sisters Tracy Manuel, Micheala Pruyne; and brother, Noah Manuel; his grandparents Mary Ellen Jones and her husband Calvin, James E. Kobbe Sr. and his wife Beverly, Lavon Griffith, Kenny's fiance Kaycie Benjamin and many cousins and aunts and uncles. Kenny enjoyed family time, spending lots of time with his brother and sisters in the outdoors camping. Kenny also enjoyed hunting and fishing and the great outdoors. A memorial service will be held from at noon on Sept. 3, 2013 at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, with visitation from 11 a.m. until noon. Family will furnish flowers and ask that donations be made to either the funeral home or by sending to his father at 14 Crooks Terrace, Apt. 3, Canton, PA 17724. Kenny will surely be missed by his family and friends, he was a true gift from God. -Towanda Daily Review – August 29, 2013    



Age 96, of Ulysses, died Thursday, August 29, 2013 in her home. Born December 7, 1916, in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Harry J. and Margaret E. Field McClelland. On April 12, 1946, in Ulysses, she married Lowell S. Carpenter, who predeceased her in 1984. A graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and Cornell University, she did graduate work at Penn State. She was a mathematics, Latin, and French teacher in the Northern Potter School District for 26 years, retiring in 1976. Jean was a member of the Ulysses First Baptist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, and served as a volunteer at Cole Memorial Hospital and Sweden Valley Manor. Surviving are: a son, William A. Carpenter of Ulysses; a daughter, Ruth (Gale) Sprague of Bath, NY; three grandchildren, Ryan Sprague, Farrell Sprague, and Tim (Laura) Sprague; three great-grandchildren, Ava, Gwen, and Gavin; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Arthur McClelland. There will be no public visitation. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance or the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, Ulysses, PA 16948.   Star Gazette – September 1, 2013  


MOORE Benjamin Franklin Moore

71, formerly of Galeton, PA, died on August 24, 2013 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA, after a short illness. Ben was born on June 21, 1942 in Eagle, NY, the son of the late William Perry and Grace Lorraine Loop Moore. Besides his parents, Ben was preceded in death by brothers, William, Edward, Walter, John, and Abraham; sisters, Anna Moore Short and Sadie Moore. Ben is survived by a son, Benjamin Blair Moore, Galeton, PA; daughter, Robin Joy Moore, Jamestown, NY; brothers, Clair Moore of Wellsboro and Charles Moore, California; sisters, Ruth Blackwell, Wellsboro, PA, Grace Sharrow, Canton, PA, and Harriet Janus, Moscow, PA. Ben is also survived by several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Ben worked many years as an auto mechanic. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was associated with Rev. Joe Wagner of the God's Family Fellowship, Wellsboro, PA. There will be no visitation and burial will be at the convenience of the family. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Star Gazette – August 26, 2013 


MORRIS Hildred M. Rourke

95 of Roanoke, VA., formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, August 9th, 2013. She was the daughter of the late James Mitchell and Reba Morris. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Matthew Rourke; daughter Elizabeth Ann Rourke; son-in-law Joseph Enright and grandson Adam Barrett Rourke. She is survived by sons and daughters-in law: Edward and Bonnie Rourke of Roanoke, VA, John and Eileen Rourke of Middlesex, NY, Jerry and Kathy Rourke of Horseheads, New York, daughters and sons-in-law: Pat and David Conklin of Elmira, New York, Terri Rourke-Edwards and Craig Edwards of San Francisco, California, Barbara and Jack Longo of South Windsor, Connecticut, and a brother Harry "Skip" Morris of Norfolk, Virginia. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 30 at 10:00 AM at St.Mary's Church in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Hildred's memory to Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Rd Roanoke, VA 24018.  Star Gazette – August 30, 2013    


MULNIX Lenora Adams

used to say that she thought death was like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly, except that people become angels. On Sunday, August 25, Lenora, age 85, became an angel.  She was born at home in Standing Stone in 1928, the first child of Wesley Mulnix and Marion Meteer Mulnix. Her father soon bought a dairy farm outside of Rummerfield, and she grew up there with four sisters and one brother.  When Lenora was a teenager, her mother left the family, and she became responsible for raising her siblings. Her parents' divorce, relatively rare in those days, became a topic of vicious gossip, making Lenora's burden at home even more difficult.  She went to Camptown High School, where she played on the girls basketball team and graduated in 1946. Always a proud Camptown lady, she looked forward each summer to seeing old friends at the Camptown Alumni Association banquet.  In 1955 she married Donald E. Adams of Sayre, a carpenter by trade. She worked with him building their house in Athens Township, and she took joy in furnishing it, always on a frugal budget, sometimes with artwork she created or old furniture she refinished. In raising their two children, Dale and Darlene, she actively supported their many interests and activities, whether it was sewing costumes for Darlene's dance recitals or cheering on Dale when he ran track. Once she even agreed to explore a cave with young Dale -- until the landowner chased them away.  She and Don were also good role models of entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency. In the 1970s Lenora started a business at home stripping the finish off old furniture, first soaking each piece in a tank of heated lye water -- not easy work, but it gave the family extra money during tough times.  Over the years, Lenora enjoyed gardening, quilting, bowling, and camping in their RV, traveling over much of the East Coast and maritime Canada. She and Don square danced for many years and were charter members of the Penny Promenaders. In the 1970s, her aging mother moved to the Valley with her second husband, putting Lenora in the position of caring for them in their twilight years. She did this faithfully, with only a bit of grumbling, helping them through their decline as a loving daughter.  As Lenora herself dealt with cancer and other issues over the last several years, her husband and children have been there to care for her, and they were with her at home during her last days. The family very much appreciates the support they received from Guthrie Hospice. Besides her husband and children, Lenora is survived by sisters, Lyda McGarvey and Dorothy Webb and brother, Wesley Duane Mulnix, who all still see her as their second mother. There are as well numerous loving in-laws and nephews and nieces. Last, but not least, is her little dog Angel, who spent the daytime on her lap and the nighttime cuddling with her in bed.  Instead of a funeral, the family will hold a celebration of her life at a later date. Please express your condolences directly to the family. Rather than sending flowers, please make donations in Lenora's name to either Guthrie Hospice or the Waverly United Methodist Church.  Lenora was fond of an ABBA tune, "I Have a Dream," especially these lyrics:

I have a dream, a song to sing, to help me cope with anything

If you see the wonder of the fairy tale, you can take the future even if you fail

I believe in angels, something good in everything I see

I believe in angels, when I know the time is right for me

I'll cross the stream, I have a dream.  

Sayre Morning Times – August 26, 2013     


OWEN LaVerne F. Owen

age 69, of Wysox, Pa., (Rome) formerly of Spring Hill, Pa., died Saturday morning, Aug. 24, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., after an illness. He was born on March 24, 1944, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late A. Floyd and Nellie Dickinson Owen. LaVerne worked for Donald Deans and Brunges Pallet Mill both in Montrose, Pa. for many years. He enjoyed country and western music. He also loved to spend time with his large family. He is survived by his special friend Connie Adams of Rome, Pa.; his sister, Linda Voda and her husband Richard of Silvara, Pa.; his brothers, James Owen of Laceyville, Pa., Harry Owen of Tunkhannock, Pa., and Daryle "Woody" Owen and his wife Carol of Silvara, Pa.; his roommate, Perry Norton of Rome, Pa.; his long time childhood friend, Fred Heeman of Spring Hill, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Helen Proof, Selma Owen, Shirley Owen and Beverly Sechrist; and his brothers Charles Owen, Harold Owen, Francis Owen, John Owen and Paul Owen. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating.   Towanda Daily Review – August 26, 2013    


PAPINSKI Joseph, Jr.

Age 91, of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday, August 13, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette – August 18, 2013   


RENN Elizabeth R. Gee

age 60 of Westfield, PA died on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Gatehouse Hospice Unit in Williamsport, PA. Born October 25, 1952 in Portsmouth, VA, she is the daughter of the late William E. and Aileen (Barclay) Renn. Liz earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University and was a mental health therapist. She married Randy Gee on August 3, 2000. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, fishing, and boating. She loved the water and spent many winters in Florida. Liz is survived by her loving husband, Randy; her children, Sarah Trusel of Falconer, NY, Luke (Alexis) Trusel of Paxton, Mass. and Stephen Trusel of Frewsburg, NY; step children, Angie (Jason) St. Peter of Westfield, PA, Karmen (Scott) Persing of Knoxville, PA and David (Jill) Gee of Erie, PA; five grandchildren, Willie Lawson, Tyler Taft, Kolbie St. Peter and Lily and Stella Gee; her brother, William (Deanna) Renn of Virginia Beach, VA; a nephew, Will Renn and her pets Maggie and Kitty. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Wednesday, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Hospice, c/o The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the American Cancer Society, Tioga Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 21, 2013    


RIHTER Aurelija Crlijen

Age 77, formerly of Burdett and Valois, N.Y. died on August 15, 2013 at St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Facility in Elmira, N.Y. Aurelija was born in Dol-Koter, Slovenia to Maria (Marcella) and Josip Rihter. She is predeceased by her parents; several siblings, and longtime companion Elmer Illes. She is survived by a daughter Mira (Jimmy) Meriwether from Jacksonville, North Carolina; her three grandchildren, Michael, Miranda, and Matthew; a sister, Zdenka (Paul) Trevillian from Cardiff Australia; and friends and caregivers Mary and Frank Smalley from Valois NY. Aurelija has been a prayer warrior for Bethel Grove Bible Church in Ithaca, as well as friends and family. She was known for her Yugoslavian accent, outgoing personality, and her giving spirit. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7 pm, at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home at 122 North Genesee Street, Montour Falls. Burial will be at Hector Presbyterian Church cemetery at a later time. A very special "Thank you" to all the medical staff from Schuyler, Ithaca, Sayre, and Elmira who have helped with her care over the years, including Burdett volunteer firemen, and Schuyler Ambulance Service.  Star Gazette – August 24, 2013    


ROBERTS Margaret J. “Peg” GRABER

72, of Sunderlinville, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, died Wednesday, August 21, 2013 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.  Born March 26, 1941, in Oakford, PA, she was the daughter of Frank and Catherine Kelly Roberts. On August 22, 1958, in Oakford, PA, she married George Graber, who survives.  Surviving besides her husband, George, are: seven children, James (Karen) Roberts of Mt. Laurel, NJ, George Graeber of Cherry Hill, NJ, Debra Ann (Julio Rodriguez) Graber of Wellsboro, PA, Jacqueline (James) Hernandez of Gaines, PA, William Graber of Ft. Washington, PA, Frank (Annette) Graber of Bensalem, PA, and Gerald (Teresa) Graber of Philadelphia, PA; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Anne Roberts of Quakertown, PA; nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Parker Hill Cemetery, Sunderlinville.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carl E. Hyde American Legion Auxiliary, P.O. Box 125, Ulysses, PA 16948 to assist with sending care packages for soldiers overseas. Solomon’s Words for the Wise – August 23, 2013    


ROBINSON Charles W. “Rusty” Robinson

age 88, died quietly in his home in Massillon, Ohio, after a lengthy illness on Aug. 29, 2013.  He was the son of Laverne and Rena Robinson of Waverly, N.Y.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Geraldine; first wife Catherine; second wife Beatrice Boyd; and his son Michael.  He is survived by his brother Richard; son Scott; granddaughter Rhiannon; step-sons Michael and David; and step-daughter Janet. Charles, also known as “Rusty”, served as an airplane mechanic in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII before launching a career in the paint business for the Sherwin-Williams Company.  He was a member of St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed reading the business and sports sections of newspapers as well as the Sunday funnies. He was a devoted family man, pet lover, and a fan of the Cleveland Indians.  He will be dearly missed by all those who were touched by his love and generosity. The family would like to thank Aultman Hospice for the compassionate care they provided. Donations in the name of Charles Robinson can be made to any Hospice organization.  In honoring his wishes, Charles will be cremated and a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m., in St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church, 4600 Fulton Dr. NW, Massillon, Ohio, with visitation one hour prior to the service from 10 - 11 a.m. in the church.  Sayre Morning Times – August 31, 2013 


ROBINSON Douglas B. Robinson

59, of Wellsboro, died on August 25, 2013.  The son of Dr. Gerald Robinson and the late Jean Beman Robinson, Doug was born in Dubois on November 3, 1953.  He grew up in Lock Haven and went on to become one of the first paramedics in Wellsboro. Doug devoted his life to helping others, earning his B.S.N. in nursing from Mansfield University. He last worked for Mt. Nittany Medical Center in State College as the Nurse Liaison to the Behavioral Science Unit. He was a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penn State football. In addition to his passion for sports, Doug could be found listening to the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. However, the titles he was most proud of were that of Husband and Father. He enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family.  Doug is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Pat (Cumiskey) Robinson, his son Christopher of Wellsboro, his brothers Kevin (Diane) Robinson of Lancaster, Skip (Vicki) Robinson of Finksburg, Md., and his sister Rosemary (Lou) Winner of Lock Haven.  A memorial mass is scheduled for noon on Saturday August 31, 2013, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Wellsboro. Donations can be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary of Wellsboro.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 28, 2013    


SEAMAN Mark J. Seaman

age 53, of San Jose, CA formerly of Elmira NY, passed away on Friday August 16th, 2013 after a 2 1/2 year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and FTD (Frontal Temperal Dementia). He was predeceased by parents Donald and Rita Seaman in 1987 and 1994. Mark is survived by wife, Nora and their children Abby and Phillip of San Jose, CA; brother Kevin (Peg) Seaman and their children, Elizabeth, Nicholas, and Patrick of Millersvile, MD; sister Eileen (Jeff) Holmes of Elmira; and Maureen Mack with her children, Sean and Kelly Kane of Elmira. Mark was a 1978 graduate of Notre Dame High School. He served in the US Navy for 12 years earning a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology. He worked for IBM developing 4 patents in his work in Computer Research. His hobbies included running, as an ultra-marathon man completing The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. He also enjoyed cycling. He was a coach and supporter of all the activities/sports his children participated in. He will be forever remembered as a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend to many grateful loved ones. Those wishing may make donations in Mark's name to the ALS Association,, Almaden Hills United Methodist Church., or Alzheimer's Association ( to end Alzheimers's-Eileen Holmes home page.) Star Gazette – August 24, 2013     


SHEARER Norma J. Griffith

80, of Wilmington, died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at New Hanover Medical Center. She was born on December 27, 1932 to the late Charles and Dora Shearer. She was preceded in death by her step-father, Frederick Lewis, and brother David Lewis. Norma was a Christian. Her life included being a minister's wife, a mother, a library worker, an election inspector, an expert grower of African violets, a Curriculum Counselor for American Baptist Churches, USA, active in Wilmington InterFaith Hospitality Network Ministry to homeless families and teaching Sunday School. Before retiring in 1996 she had played piano for Sunday School and a pump organ for church services when the American Baptist Community Church, Big Flats, NY was started, and taking care of the nursery. She is survived by her husband of almost 58 years, Rev. Walter Griffith; a son, Robert S. Griffith, (Jacqueline) Colleyville, TX; a daughter, Susan F. Sargent, Bisbee, AZ; grandchildren, Evelyn Griffith, Alissa Griffith, Caitlin Griffith, all of Colleyville, TX; Bradley Griffith, Derrick Griffith both of Horseheads, NY; Tom Teribery, David Sargent, both of Fort Meyers, FL; Robert Elswick, II, New Albany, IN; sister-in-law, Marcia Lewis, Farmington Hills MI, and several great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2013 followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Windermere Presbyterian Church, Eastwood Rd., Wilmington, NC. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make a donation to the American Baptist Community Church or the charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – August 21, 2013    


THORPE William (Bill), Sr

Age 77 of Alpine, NY; died on August 29, 2013. Bill was born on December 24, 1935, son of the late Keith and Kathryn Harrington Thorpe. He was predeceased by many family members including his wife Adele Mitrus Thorpe in 1995; sons, Douglas John in 1977, and William Jr. in 2005. He is survived by his daughter, Eileen (Tom) Wheeler; brother, Earl (Betty) Thorpe; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many special friends. Bill loved the outdoors. He loved camping, fishing, hunting and was an avid motorcycle enthusiast in his younger days. He was employed by the N.Y.S Department of Transportation in Schuyler County for 36 years. He attended services at the Bible Baptist Fellowship Church in Alpine, NY. Family and Friends are invited to the Bible Baptist Fellowship Church on County Route 14, Alpine, NY on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Bill's memorial service to follow at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception from 8:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Private committal service will be held in Highland Cemetery.  Star Gazette – September 1, 2013    


Van de WATER Ann (Graner)

departed this life from Horseheads NY, on August 29, 2013. She traveled widely throughout her 84 years, almost always from a home base of New York State. Ann was born on July 10, 1929, the daughter of L.M. and Agnes (Stapleton) Van de Water. In the face of the Great Depression, her New-York-City-dwelling parents moved upstate, confident that they could learn to grow food and support their family. Ann was predeceased by her parents and by her brother Peter Van de Water. After graduating from Walden High School, Ann attended what was then known as New Paltz State Teachers' College. She and James C. Graner were married on April 12, 1952, and made their home in Elmira NY, where Jim was an attorney for many years. They raised three daughters in their 24 years of marriage, and later divorced. Jim died in 2002.During her married life Ann was active in local charities such as the Junior League and the Ladies of Charity. She was an accomplished golfer who always reflected on how she could have bettered her round, referring to the sport as "an exasperating game". Her adventurous spirit led her to take tenting vacations with her daughters across the United States, often meeting up with her sister Mary Jane and her children, at a campground near some historic or recreational site. Ann enjoyed long evening drives on country roads, her daughters wailing from the back of the station wagon that Mom was lost and they would never find their way back home again. Fortunately they did, despite Ann's total lack of directional sense. Ann also led her children into downhill skiing at Greek Peak, where they were relieved to find that the trails were marked. After divorcing, Ann began again in Cortland NY, where her interest in real estate, investment and financial management became her profession for many years. She built her dream home, Windfield, at the top of the world on Van Donsel Road outside Virgil four corners. There Ann enjoyed country life, hiking and skiing, golf, creating extensive flower gardens, sharing her small vegetable patch with the local rabbits and wood chucks, as well as volunteer work. In retirement Ann made visits to several European countries with her circle of friends, and also to various ski resorts and golfing events. She enjoyed reading, knitting and all sorts of needlework, and keeping in touch with family and friends. She reluctantly left her beloved Windfield to live at Heritage Village in Southbury CT for three years, before most recently residing at Appleridge in Horseheads NY. Ann is survived by her three daughters: Gretchen Graner of South Strafford VT and her husband Curt Albee; Elizabeth Widman of Middlebury CT and her four children Shannon, Kelly, James and Connor; and Nora Graner-White of Horseheads, her husband Ronnie White and their two children Simone and Alexis. She is also survived by her sister Mary Jane D'Arrigo of Irvington NY and her six children; her cousins, Sister Maria Stapleton of Brentwood NY; and Ellen Arbogast of Winter Park FL. In keeping with Ann's wishes, there will be no calling hours or service. In her memory you are encouraged to support your local public library and to enjoy the outdoors.  Star Gazette – September 1, 2013  


VanSANT Lola D. (VanSant) Transue

of New Albany, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 12, 1013 at Robert Packer Hospital Sayer, Pa. She was 79.  Born in Langhorne, formerly of Newtown, Lola was a graduate of Neshaminy High School, Class of 1951, a member of the the Langhorne United Methodist Church, where she belonged to the Forward Look Class. She attended St. Paul's in Overton, Pa. over the past 20 years. Lola was a country girl, she loved to cook, give to her favorite charities, go to church. She also belonged to the Consistory at St. Paul's Church, Overton, Pa. Lola was the loving wife for more than 60 years to Earl E. Transue Jr. She will be sadly missed by her son, Gary C. (Donna) Transue of Pipersville, Pa. She also is survived by one brother, Bernard VanSant of Wellsboro, Pa; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, Dauhn and David Transue and a brother, Richard VanSant. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 in St. Paul's of Overton, 781 Overton, Rd., Overton, PA 18833; (570)-924-3212 or (570) 924-3667, where friends will be received at the church from 11 a.m. until service time. Luncheon will follow.  Memorial contributions may be sent to Lymphoma Foundation of America, 1100 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.  Towanda Daily Review – August 28, 2013    


WEBER Virgina E. Bosek

93, of Galeton, PA, died on Tuesday, August, 27, 2013 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born December 11, 1919 in Galeton, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Mosch) Weber. On August 15, 1941 in Galeton, she married Ralph E. Bosek, who preceded her in death on June 25, 2006. Virginia worked in a Beauty Shop in Galeton for a few years during the 1940's, at Martin's General Store in the late 1970's and early 1980's, and was a devoted wife and mother. Surviving are two sons, Frank (Lori) Bosek, Galeton and Kevin (Karen) Bosek, Wilkes Barre, PA; two daughters, Carole Gath, Penn Yan, NY and Janet (Jeffrey) Fox, Coudersport; nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister Beverly Swartz. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Monday, September 2, 2013 from 10:00am to 12:00pm with Funeral Services following at 12:00pm. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Public Library or to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association.  Star Gazette – August 29, 2013  


WINE Juanita V. Stover

42, of Wellsboro, formerly of Hegins, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in her home. Juanita was born July 19, 1971, in Lebanon, the daughter of Stanley Wine and Esther Boll Wine. On Feb. 14, 1992, she married Mark E. Stover, who survives. Juanita was an accomplished homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. With her parents and husband, surviving are her 10 children and her grandfather, Norman Wine of Ephrata. Juanita was preceded in death by one grandfather, Joseph Boll and two grandmothers, Viola Boll and Ada L. Wine. Family and friends are invited to Juanita's visitation on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Hegins Valley Mennonite Church, East Mountain Road, Hegins and to her funeral services at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Aug. 28, at the Stony Fork Mennonite Church, Stony Fork School Road, Wellsboro. Brother Alvin Snyder of the Hegins Valley Mennonite Church will officiate; burial will be in the Stony Fork Mennonite Cemetery. Donations may be made in Juanita's memory to the Stony Fork Mennonite Church, c/o Mark Halteman, 47 Stony Fork School Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Local arrangements handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 26, 2013



Death of Thomas Wormer- At the home of his son, A. E. Wormer, of West Sullivan Street, yesterday afternoon at three o'clock occurred the death of Thomas Wormer aged 78 years. Mr. Wormer was a resident of Yorkshire for the greater part of his life and came to Olean only last October. His remains will be taken to Yorkshire for burial Monday. He is survived by three sons, A. D. Wormer of Buffalo, F. S. Wormer of Lindsay, Cal., and A. E. Wormer of Olean.    Olean Evening Times – Saturday, January 22, 1910     




? Helen D. Baxter

age 86, of Tyrone, NY died Thursday August 29, 2013 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, in Penn Yan, NY. The Town of Tyrone Clerk for 24 years, retiring in 2010. Mrs. Baxter was a very active member of the former Tyrone Chapter # 612 Order of the Eastern Star; having been the Grand Representative of Tennessee in New York, prior to becoming a member of the Fern Chapter #141 O.E.S. in Montour Falls. She is survived by two daughters Marla L. (Charlie Lord) Baxter of Santa Maria, CA, Nancy L. Baxter of North Port, FL; two sons Danny J. Baxter also of North Port, FL, and Harry S. (Ann Lowery) Baxter of Hammondsport; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; several step grand and great grandchildren; and her very dear best friend Naomi DeCamp. Honoring her wishes there are no calling hours, and services will be private at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will be in Baxter Cemetery, Addison, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Tyrone Volunteer Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, NY 14887; or the Weston Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 510 County Rte 23, Dundee, NY 14837. The Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, is honored to have been entrusted with the arrangements. Star Gazette – September 1, 2013  


? Pamela A. “Pam” Miller

63, of Sayre, Pa., died peacefully on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at her home following an extended illness.  She was born on July 5, 1950 in Bangor, Maine.  Pam is survived by her mother, Gwendolyn Smallwood, Gray, Maine; her beloved husband of 34 years, Richard C. Miller; her children, Tammy Lynn Garrity and husband Howard E. Garrity of Waverly, N.Y.; Michael T. Miller and wife Angela M. Miller of Sayre, Pa., and Patricia M. Bennett and husband Chad R. Bennett of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren, Kayla M. Miller, Abigale L. Miller, Phillip M. Bennett and Arin L. Bennett.  Pam proudly served her community for 20 years with Greater Valley EMS and was a lifetime member. She also served five years with Corning Ambulance. Pam was a paramedic for both Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, she was a certified first aid/CPR instructor. She volunteered for eight years at Watkins Glen International with Race Medical, Pit In/Pit Out, and for various race clubs as a flagger. After Pam retired as a paramedic, she enjoyed working as an events coordinator at Tioga Nursing Home for two years.  Pam enjoyed caring for and helping others. She will be forever remembered for her energetic spirit and her “spice for life.” Pam will remain in thoughts and hearts by countless people whose lives were touched in one way or another through the sacrifices she made and the volunteer work she did.   Please join us in The Celebration of Life to honor Pam on Sept. 7 at the Athens Fire Township Hall, Herrick Avenue, Athens, Pa., from noon to 4 p.m.  Many heartfelt thanks to Denny Thomas of Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Service for the coordination and preparation services for Pamela A. Miller and to Guthrie Hospice for their care and guidance.  Memorial donations may be made in Pam’s memory to Tioga State Bank, Cayuta Ave, Waverly, NY 14892 to help offset expenses for her husband, Richard C. Miller.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Services in Sayre, Pa.    


? Kathleen E. (Kozak) Randall

94 of Binghamton died peacefully with her loving family at her side Tuesday afternoon August 27, 2013 at Elizabeth Church Manor. She was predeceased by her two husbands, Nicholay Kozak, and Carl W. Randall; her five siblings, Bill, Bob, Marshall, Dorothy and Clara. She is survived by her children, Nick, Judee, Joe, Pat, Jerry, Cindy, Cathy, David and spouses; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth, and Annabelle; also several nieces, nephews, cousins and a large extended family. Kathy enjoyed crocheting, traveling, and spending time with her family. She had many friends and devoted her life to serving Jesus and others. Memorial Services will be held at the J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc.,150 Main St, Johnson City SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Private burial will be in Port Crane Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home SATURDAY, JUNE 28TH from 9:00 a.m. until time of services.  Star Gazette – August 30, 2013 

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 07 July 2013
By Joyce M. Tice