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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.


ALDRICH Jean Shirley Morley

age 73 formerly of Elkland, PA died on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Absolut Care at Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY. Born October 7, 1939 in Bath, NY, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Elizabeth (Morseman) Aldrich. Jean was a homemaker and loved to cook and bake. She had a heart of gold and never turned anyone away. Her door was always open to anyone. She enjoyed listening to music and doing word finds. Jean is survived by her daughters, Kathy and Michael Lang of Addison, NY and Georgia and Garth Mills of SC; her son, Ivan and Valerie Morley, Jr.; seven grandchildren, Jamie Lang, Dennis, Mikey and Matthew Morley, Jennifer and David Greenfield, Paula and William Dunn and Patrick Morley; eight great grandchildren, Skyler and Colby Lang, Scottie and Colbie Morley, David Jr. and Olivia Greenfield, Akeria Hopkins and Garrison Lang (due Nov.); her brother, Melvin Aldrich of Osceola, PA; sisters, Jane and Sonny Gee of Osceola, PA, Dawn and George Hogan of NY and Carol and Carl Fish of Elkland, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins and many “adopted children”. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Aldrich; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Friday, 5:00 -7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 7:00 PM with Pastor Howard officiating. Wellsboro Gazette – September 26, 2013   


AUMILLER Anna A. White

Mrs. Anna A. White, aged 49 years, died at 6:30 o’clock last Wednesday morning at her home in the town of Campbell, N.Y.  Death was due to a complication of diseases.  Mrs. White was severely burned several weeks ago by boiling water.  Mrs. White was born in the town of Campbell and had lived there practically all her life.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leonard D. Bowen, of Wellsboro; a son, George White, of Coopers Plains; a granddaughter, Miss Hazel Bowen, of Wellsboro, and two brothers, Andrew Aumiller, of Lodi, N.Y., and William Aumiller, of the town of Campbell.  Wellsboro Agitator, 2 Feb 1918.


BALTHASAR Edward C. Balthasar

age 79 died on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward & Eva, and brother Harold and son John. He is survived by sisters Carol Arnold and Doreen Zacher of WNY. He is also survived by his long time beloved friend and wife Helen Marie (Mickey). In addition to Helen Marie he is survived by daughter Virginia (Lee Gross) & two granddaughters Kendell and Camryn, four sons, Robert, Edward, Donald (Kathie) grandsons Brian and Kevin, and son James and granddaughter Jennifer. He is also survived by Julie (Joe Gibbons) children Grace and Jed, Jodi (Karl Kania) children Safia and Teddy, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends especially special caregivers, Allen Gerdes, Philip Simiele, David Bartone, and Gary Mead. Ed was a devoted member of St. Mary's of the Lake Roman Catholic Church, Watkins Glen Elk's Lodge # 1546, Mechanics Club, Loyal Order of Moose #426, and The Watkins Glen Golf Club, where he spent many joyful hours with friends. He was a Korean Era Vet serving in the Air Force for 1952 to 1960. He then attended Canisius College where he received his BS in Accounting attending night school while being employed at the GMC in Tonawanda, NY. He was a Life Time member of the American Legion and Accredited Rep to represent vets at COVA, retiring in 1995. On a personal note, Edward relocated to Watkins Glen about 20 years ago right after retiring. He met and been associated with many good friends. He was lucky enough to have two great loving families. They made a difficult time easier for him during his illness. He couldn't have been blessed more. Ed always said that "life is very fragile, respect it each and every day." In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary's of the Lake Restoration Fund, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or to First Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830-3657 or Falck Cancer Center, Patient Services Fund, c/o Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY 14902. Friends and relatives may attend an hour of visitation on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 from 9am to 10am at the Link at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Watkins Glen, NY where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am with Father Paul Bonacci officiating.   Star Gazette – October 4, 2013 



Amos N. Beach, aged 38, of Corning, died Saturday night at the Corning hospital following an operation.  He was a native of Chatham, Pa., and about twenty years ago removed to Corning from Nelson, to become a traveling salesman for J.B. Malthy, Inc.  Later he traveled for the American Tobacco Company and the Munger Candy Company.   Wellsboro Agitator, 13 Feb 1918.


BEEMEN Charles E. Beemen

84, of Westfield, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at his home. Charles was born May 24, 1929 in Assumption, Ill., a son of Charles H. and Chloe (Buck) Beemen. He is survived by his wife, Carol (Hewitt) Beemen. Charles was an electrical engineer for S.P.D. before his retirement. He was a member of Cowanesque United Methodist Church, the American Legion, and was a U.S. Marines veteran serving during the Korean conflict. Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. In addition to his wife, Carol, Charles is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Stadler-Mercurio and Anthony Mercurio, Mays Landing, N.J.; Sondra and Harry Christofides, Blenheim, N.J.; 5 grandchildren, Sharon Legault, Kimberly Macrie, Nan Difebbo, Cassandra Hassis, Alexander Christofides; 6 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Julia Tellgren, Robert and Joseph Macrie, Christian and Sarah Legault. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, is assisting the family.    Wellsboro Gazette - October 5, 2013


BERNHARD Lorraine C. Gable

94, of Sayre, PA, died on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Ashton Healthcare Facility, Athens, PA, following an extended illness. She was born on March 3, 1919 in Allentown, PA the daughter of the late Charles F. and Gladys Bernhard. Lorraine worked at the Social Security Administration in both Allentown, PA and Corning, NY, retiring in 1974 after 34 years of faithful service. She graduated from Catholic Central High School, Allentown, PA, in 1937. Lorraine was a member of Church of the Epiphany. She is predeceased by her husband, Jack L. Gable and cousin, Chester Bernhard. Lorraine is survived by several nieces, nephews and special friend, Mildred Nonnemacher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, PA. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine, Easton, PA.  Star Gazette – October 1, 2013  


BIGG William Edward, Sr.

Age 78 of 80 Country Estates Dr., Horseheads, NY and San Juan, Puerto Rico died after an extended illness on Monday, October 7, 2013 at home in Puerto Rico with Beverly, his wife of 54 years and daughters Kimberley and Cindy at his side. Bill and Beverly renewed their wedding vows on September 5, 2013. His strong will to live; unwavering faith of God and the love and prayers of many family members and friends carried him through a life well lived. His gift of joy shown through his smile, laughter and the brightness of those big and bright blue eyes of his, will never be forgotten. "Bill" was born in Elmira, NY on November 30, 1934 to the late Edward H. and Rebecca F. Bigg. Bill is survived by his loving wife Beverly K. Bigg; brother Gerald (Joan) Bigg of Johnson City, NY; children William (Dawn) Bigg, Jr. of Colorado, Pamela Logan, of Virginia, Cynthia (Michael) Apgar of North Carolina, Scott (Debbie) Bigg of Elmira, Kimberley Shanks of Utah and Janice Burns of Horseheads; close family friend Bernie Packard of Campbell, NY. Bill was predeceased by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law Leo T. and Leona H. Kline; brothers-in-law Leo Thomas Kline, Jr., George Kline, Louis Brink and Richard Kelley; sisters-in-law Stella Lola Kline and EmmaLou Brink. Mr Bigg is also survived by Beverly's siblings/spouses, Barbara (Paul) Howard, Bernard (Carol) Kline, Carol (Ronald) Mills, Patricia (Edward ) Sassano, Thomas (Stephanie) Kline along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren who loved their "Poppy"; many nieces and nephews who loved their "Uncle Bill" and many lifelong and dear friends; especially Donald and Jan Wheeler and Robert and Annette Ricks. Bill worked for Thatcher Glass for 31 years, until its closure. Bill and Beverly were owners/operators of Biggsy's Corner and Biggsy's Restaurant in Hanover Square for many years. Bill was a very hard working, devoted and much loved man. He lived life with honesty, truth and integrity. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A private service will be held in Puerto Rico. William's wishes are that any donations go to Joel Olsteen Ministries and the ASPCA as they were a tremendous inspiration and impact in his life.   Star Gazette – October 8, 2013 


BLAKEY Shirley B Hart

Of Horseheads, NY - Age 79, of Valley Avenue, died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at the home of her daughter on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Eva (Gunshaw) Blakey; loving husband of 58 years, Lewis E. Hart Jr.; and son-in-law, Christopher Hughson. She is survived by her beloved children, Joseph Hart of Wellsburg, NY, Deborah (Stephen) Parsons of Elmira Heights, NY, Cynthia Hughson, also of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Justin and Nicholas Hart; step-grandchildren, Stephen Jr., Jason and Jessica Parsons; grandchildren, Christopher Hughson and Jennifer (Patrick) Mallacoccio; along with several other relatives and many friends. At her request, there will be no prior calling hours and she will be laid to rest with her beloved husband at a later date. Shirley was blessed by lasting friendships with everyone she touched. She will be sorely missed by all who called her friend. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.  Star Gazette – October 4, 2013  


BRAUND J. Elwood Braund

89, of, Troy, Pa., died on Oct. 8, 2013, at home. He was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Wetona, Pa., to the late J. Ward and Florence Josephine Braund. When Elwood passed away, he left behind his wife of 65 years, Leatrice Jackson Braund. He loved to tell people that on their honeymoon to Niagara Falls, he and his bride took a limousine tour of the falls for $6, stayed a night in a motel for $5, and gassed up the car for the return trip home for 23 cents a gallon. They lived their life near Mt. Pisgah, in Wetona, Pa., on their dairy farm, Braund-Valley Farms. Elwood's spirit and character is carried on by his children, Gary (Eunice) Braund, of Wetona, Trudy (Paul) Sheeley of Wetona; son-in law, David Walrath; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Other family members loved by Elwood and left behind to join him at a later time include Jay (Jennifer) Braund and their children Ben and Anna; Jeremy (Lisa) Braund and their children Keegan and Raegan; Scott Walrath and his daughter Ella; Jill Sheeley (Toby) Cole and their children Emilie, Meredith and Ethan; Melissa Walrath (Wayne) Beeman and their children, Sela and Simon; Greta Braund (Eric) Kenyon and their daughter Aubree; Aaron (Christina) Sheeley and their children Aaden and Lillian; and Craig (Whitney) Sheeley and their daughter Jordyn; as well as brother-in-law, William Jackson, who all adored him. He was a friend to everyone he met. Elwood was an active charter member of the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church and Sunday school. He enjoyed welcoming people with a warm hand shake and a conversation. Elwood and Leatrice were instrumental in starting the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church, which had its beginnings in their garage in 1994. He was an avid fan of the Mt. Pisgah softball team, and was known as their number one fan. They started Braund-Valley Farms with 15 dairy cows in 1951. His son Gary, and his wife, Eunice, and his daughter, Trudy and her husband, Paul, carry on the tradition of Braund-Valley Farms. Until three weeks ago, Elwood and Leatrice would help out on the farm by feeding the heifers every morning. Elwood loved to operate the skid steer loader. He was an avid hunter, interested in genealogy, found and collected Indian arrow heads and loved spending time with this family at their many get-togethers. He always loved technology, including his computer and he kept in contact with his friends and family through e-mail and Facebook. He loved taking pictures, whether it be video, slides or photographs. Elwood was the speaker for the class of 1942, commemorating 70 years at the Alumni Program at Troy High School, in 2012. A part of his speech that received tremendous applause was, "When I went to school our day started with prayer, bible reading, and saluting the American flag and we would often walk to the nearby church to practice for the Christmas program. I believe if that was still permitted, the jails wouldn't be so full." Elwood was an inspiration to many in his walk with Christ. He loved the Lord with all his heart and he will be happy to meet us in heaven someday, if we have accepted Jesus in our heart and life. "Only one life twill soon be passed, Only what's done for Christ will last.” He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gail Walrath, in 2011; and his sister, Janet Braund King Brown, in 2012. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church with his Pastor and good friend Rev. Lynn Ensign officiating. The family has entrusted the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc, 1093 West Main St. Troy, Pa., with the arrangements. For anyone would like to give a memorial gift, you may send it to the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church, P.O. Box 10, East Smithfield, PA 18817. Towanda Daily Review – October 10, 2013   



91, of Watkins Glen, died on Saturday, September 28, 2013. A graveside committal service will be held Wednesday (Oct. 2nd) at 2:00pm at Sugar Hill Cemetery in Watkins Glen. Helen graduated in 1940 from Watkins Glen High School as Class Salutatorian, later attended the Elmira Business Institute and went on to raise eight children. Helen was predeceased by her loving husband; Frank J. Hammond in 1997, beloved son Jim in 2007; and sisters, Grace Gaige and Madge Gee Preston. Helen is the last of the "Carpenter Girls" of Burdett. She is survived by seven children, Ruth Maxwell, Bill (Jeannie) Hammond, Ken (Rebbi) Hammond, Nancy (Kevin) Reynolds, Joe (Penny) Hammond, Mike Hammond, and Linda Cotton; brothers-in-law Cash Preston, Bob Hammond (Shirley), 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and her devoted dog "King". Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Schuyler County Humane Society, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865.  Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.    (Per sister’s obituary: “She was the daughter of Millard and Ruth Carpenter”)   Star Gazette – September 30, 2013


CAUSER Alex Charles Causer

infant son of Lawrence O. II and Tisha N. (Cron) Causer, died September 18, 2013. He is survived by his parents; two brothers, Luckas and Chaize; maternal grandparents, Lisa Unrue and Earl Cron; paternal grandparents, Tony and Carrie Unrue and Lawrence Causer and Janet Patterson and several aunts and uncles. A graveside service will be held in the Addison Hill Cemetery, Addison, NY with Rev. Larry O’Dell officiating.   Kenyon Funeral Home obituary – September 29, 2013


CHARBONNEAU George Charbonneau

age 84 of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Big Flats, NY, died on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. George was born on September 24, 1929 in Old Forge, NY. He lived in Big Flats and moved to Bradenton, FL in 1988 with his wife, Rosemary. He was an engineer and retired from Corning Glass after 25 plus years of employment. George was an Army Veteran and served during the Korean War. While living in Bradenton, he attended St. Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church. He is survived by his daughter, Anne of Montpelier, VT; sons, Edward of Snellville, GA, Michael of Bradenton, FL, Stephen of Grayslake IL and John of Pittsford, NY; and nine grandchildren. Brown & Sons Funeral Home on 26th St. Bradenton will be handling the arrangements. A small memorial service will be held at St. Peter and Paul the Apostles Church on 75th St. West on Tuesday, October 8 at 9:30am. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1208 East Oak St., Arcadia, FL 34266.  Star Gazette - October 6, 2013  



Montour Falls, NY: Was born April 17, 1941 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Armin H. and Betty (Yaw) Cilley died on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 72. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Barbara (Merrill); beloved sons and daughter-in-laws, Jim and Kay Cilley, Brian and Lori Cilley, Ray and Jennifer Cilley; sisters, Chris (Chuck) Miller, Patty (Frank) McMahon and Mary Mathews (Lou Henshaw); along with six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Armin retired from the Carpenters Local # 532. A celebration of his life will take place on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Montour Falls Moose Lodge # 426. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – October 9, 2013  



Age 85 of Breesport Rd., formerly of Fairway Lane Horseheads, NY died Thursday, September 26, 2013 in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Florence was born November 2, 1927, the daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude (Gimber) Cornell in Brooklyn. NY. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1997 after 48 years of marriage. Florence was also predeceased by her son-in-law, David Dugliss in 2012 and brothers, John and Charles Cornell. Her surviving family includes, her daughters, Janice A. Dugliss of Horseheads, NY and Susan D. Nitschke of Horseheads, NY; granddaughters, Amy (Michael) Fiorentino, Melanie (Shaun) Peden, Valerie (Neil) Folnsbee; grandsons, Justin DiStefano and Matthew (Elizabeth) DiStefano; special "adopted" granddaughter, Rebecca Brandt; great grandchildren, Oni, Tatiana, Maeson, and Teagan. Florence was devoted to her family. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had a full adventurous life traveling with her husband throughout his career. Florence was generous to her family and the charities she supported. Friends and family are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main Street, Horseheads on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 3-4:00 p.m.  Her memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 4:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may remember Florence with memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TX 38105 Star Gazette – September 29, 2013


CRAWFORD Rita Gilbert

age 83, of Forksville, Pa., died on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Rita was born Sept. 5, 1930, one of 12 children of the late Ralph John Karge and Geraldine Lorena Crawford. She graduated from Cherry Township High School a member of the class of 1949. After high school, Rita worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Forrest and Waters in Harrisburg for over 10 years. She returned home and married Joseph Laverne Gilbert on May 13, 1961, and they enjoyed 44 years of marriage until his death on July 14, 2005.Rita was very active with the Sullivan County Fair Association and was the Forksville Correspondent for The Sullivan Review for many years. She was also an auditor for the Forksville Borough for three terms and was the financial secretary for Forksville Community TV Association. Rita was a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church and was a loving mother and grandmother. She was also a member of the Forksville United Methodist's Women's Organization, and enjoyed crocheting, her family, friends and home. Surviving her are her daughter, Janet L. Rosbach of Forksville, Pa.; grandson, Derrick J. Rosbach of Watsontown, Pa.; brothers, Cleon W. (Delores) Karge of Dushore, Pa., Ronald K. (Shirley) Karge of Nanticoke, Pa., Ivan B. (Becky) Karge of Harrisburg, Pa., Leo E. Karge of Dushore, Pa.; sisters, Vera E. Karge of Dushore, Pa., Linda (Raymond) McDonald of Dushore, Pa., Nina L. Karge of Dushore, Pa., Lena I. Karge of Montgomery, Pa.; a brother-in-law and several sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant sister, Anita Winifred Karge in 1945; and by two brothers, Melvin Kenneth Karge of Conklin, N.Y., Alvin George Karge of Clifton Springs, N.Y.; and a son-in-law, Wayne Rosbach of Forksville, Pa. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home with the Rev. Linda Renninger, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairmont Cemetery, Forksville, Pa. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions be sent to Forksville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 4, Forksville, PA 18616; or the Forksville Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 64, Forksville, PA 18616.   Towanda Daily Review – September 30, 2013


EDWARDS Alice Delaney Edwards

90, formerly of Sweet Valley, PA, Elmira, NY, and Blossburg, PA, died September 21, 2013. She was a member of Southport Baptist Church and had grown up in the Sweet Valley Christian Church. She was a committed follower of Christ and was loved and respected by family and friends. Alice was born February 3, 1923, in Sweet Valley, PA, the daughter of James Clark and Florence Jessie Edwards. Her parents and siblings - Hilda Morris, Bertha Irby, Verna Bonning, and Granville Edwards all preceded her in death. A Memorial Service will be held on October 19, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Blossburg (PA). Calling hours will begin at 10:00AM, and the service will be held at 11:00AM with Rev. John Shypulefski officiating.  Star Gazette – October 1, 2013


EMERY Martha E. Bundy

Mrs. Martha E. Bundy, wife of Judge Charles S. Bundy, long a resident of the District, died Jan. 28.  She was a native of Pennsylvania, having been born in Wellsboro, Tioga county, and was graduated from Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport.  The greater part of her life was spent in Washington, where she was widely known for her deep interest in many of its charities and uplift movement, as well as her lovable and attractive personality.  She was one of the Incorporators of the Episcopal Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, and for many years was a prominent member and officer of its board of lady managers.  She was also a charter member of Louisa Adams Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution having served as an officer at various times.  She is survived by her husband, her sister, Mrs. E.E. Knapp, and her three brothers, John B., William V. and Frank B. Emery, of Williamsport, Pa.  Wellsboro Agitator, 6 Feb 1918


FRALEY Eric Benjamin Fraley

38, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Waverly, died Sunday Oct. 6, 2013, unexpectedly.  He was born March 21, 1975, in Fort Dix, N.J., the son of Alice Mary Hogan and Thomas G. Fraley. Eric graduated from Waverly High School in 1993 and directly went into the Army. He became a career military man serving with the United States Army as a Sergeant in the states as well as Germany and Kuwait, and most recently with the 505th Signal Corp in Las Vegas.  Eric received many honors and medals during his military career among them; Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2), Army Good Conduct Medal (4), National Defense Service Medal With Bronze Star, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3) RCTR BDG-Gold w/two Sapphire ACH Stars, Marksmanship Qualifying Badge-Sharpshooter W/Rifle, Warrior Leader Course.  One of the greatest men we have ever known is sadly and suddenly gone. So many knew his kindness and generosity. He was such a fun loving guy. Eric and his Father enjoyed playing guitar together. He also liked collecting baseball cards, playing video games and playing cards especially Texas Hold ‘Em and was an accomplished tournament player. Eric also enjoyed having barbecues with his neighbors. Surviving Eric are mother, Alice Mary Hogan of Freeville, N.Y., and father and step-mother, Thomas G. (Jackie)  Fraley of Las Vegas, maternal grandmother, Alice E. Hogan of Waverly, sisters; Jessica (Dale) Fraley Flintjer of Waverly, Katie Anne (Billy) Fraley of Sayre, and his brother, Thomas G. Fraley II of Waverly.  He is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Gabrielle, Saige, Alexis, Jason, Elisabeth Grace, William, Kelsey and Tyler; as well as  aunts and uncles: Patrick (Louann) Hogan, Glenda (Bud) Brown, Rebecca Williams and Elizabeth (Bill) LoVecchio  and his cousins, Joseph Hogan (Angela), Kristin Hogan (Ryan), Sabrina Hogan, Kevin (Lauren) Brown , Cindy (Kenneth) Frisbie, Brian (Roseann) Cole, Brenda (Scott) Campbell, John(Mary) Cole, and Melissa (Deric) Rosenbaum, Catherine (Nicholas) Rafferty and Elizabeth (Brent)Varnadoe and many other extended family members.  Eric was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Glenn and Raymah Fraley; maternal grandfather Edward C. Hogan, uncles, Edward C. Hogan, Jr. and Harlan Williams, and his aunt Ann Hogan.   Family and Friends are invited to call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, on Sunday Oct. 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 14, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Church in Waverly. Interment will follow at Saint James Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial donation in loving memory of Sgt. Eric B. Fraley to one of the following charitable organizations: Sayre, Pa VFW, The American Red Cross or The Waverly Valley Food Pantry.  Sayre Morning Times – October 10, 2013  


FRANKS Kathleen M. (Franks) Keeney

born on May 10, 1949, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, from complications due to cancer. She is survived by her husband, Dorr Keeney; their children, Brian Keeney, Kristi Casey, Amy Murberg; her mother, Mary Keeney; her siblings, Cindy Shutter, Jeanne Hoffman, Beth Good, Walter Keeney, Ray Cranmer, Cleone Carleton, Clair Hair, Darwin Cranmer, Paula Kress; five grandchildren, Jene, Tyler, Dakota, Aaron, Trinity; and predeceased by her brother, Doug Franks. She will also be missed by all the children she cared for as a Daycare Provider in her home, which she enjoyed and loved for 30 plus years. Kathleen's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m., at the Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church, RT 414, Beaver Dams, N.Y. She requested attendees not wear black and in lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society or to the church Wellsboro Gazette – October 2, 2013 


FREELAND Anthony J. Freeland

age 46 of Wellsboro, PA died on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born January 3, 1967 in Corning, NY, he is the son of Phillip and Sylvia (Space) Freeland, Jr. He worked for Partners in Progress. He is survived by his mother, Sylvia Brown of Lawrenceville, PA; brothers, Harry (Shelly) Freeland of Port Orange, FL and Alvin Freeland of MD; sisters, Beverly Raspkin of Susquehanna, NY and Connie Brown-Knapp of Corning, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Wellsboro Gazette – October 2, 2013 



Horseheads/Rochester: On September 24th, 2013 at age 32, Tommy died. He is survived by his partner of 13 years, Michelle Arnold; his children, Alyssa, Delaney and Rhily, his mother, Debra (Jim) Kremer, his father, Thomas V. (Gerry) Grabinski; sister, Kelly (Jonah) Yezzi; brother, Johnny Butts, brother, Aaron (Alena) Kremer, brother, Jared Kremer, grandparents, Paul and Alice Bergan (Edgewater, FL), grandmother, Joanna Grabinski (NC), nephew, Rocco Henry Yezzi, niece, Stella Noelle Yezzi, niece, Evelyn Scarlett Kremer. A friend to many, Tommy never went at anything less than 100%, wanting to live life to the full. Tommy shared that same love for life with his children and family and his memory will live on forever in the hearts of those left behind. Family and friends will gather for a memorial service at Big Flats Wesleyan Church at 5:00pm on Sunday, September 29th to celebrate the life of Tommy. A fellowship meal will be open to all immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers and/or gifts, a fund will be set up in Tommy's name to assist his family during their time of need. Checks can be made and sent to Big Flats Wesleyan Church (561 Maple St, Big Flats, NY 14814).  Star Gazette – September 27, 2013   


GREEN Harold

Harold Green, aged 25 years, son of the late Rev. Dr. and Mrs. A.W. Green, died at his home in Syracuse January 23.  Besides his mother he is survived by one brother, James Green.  He was a resident of Blossburg for about six years, when his father was pastor of the M.E. church.  Wellsboro Agitator, 13 Feb 1918


GREGORY Judy Ann Thayer

age 59, of Savona, NY, died on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, in the comfort of her home. Judy was born in Bay Springs, MS on May 25, 1954 to the late Robert and Ira Gregory. Judy married Rex Thayer on August 2, 1993 in Corning - Painted Post, NY. Judy worked as a machine operator for Philips Lighting in Bath for over ten years. She was a member of the Bath Ambulance Corps, where she was past president, the Cameron Ambulance Corps, and the American Red Cross-Disaster Relief. Judy is survived by her husband, Rex Thayer; daughter, Diana McIlwaine; three sons, Shane Nichelson, Derek Nichelson, and Donnie McCarn; sisters, Joyce (Ed) Redmon, Darlene Maness, Candice Gentry, Tena Conner, and Mechille Fowler; brother, Rex (Tony) Rogers; grandchildren, Ryan Burnside, Brandon McCarn, Kennedy Reckpenwald, Victoria Nichelson, Lori Nichelson, Tamara King, Michael Nichelson, Tyler Nichelson, Aspen King, Joshua Nichelson, Autumn Nichelson, Toy Nichelson, Paige Nichelson, Samantha Nichelson, and Payton Nichelson; great-grandchildren, McKenzie Nichelson, Paul Nichelson, and Drake Nichelson. Besides her parents, Judy was predeceased by her brother, Robert Fowler. Family and friends may call Friday, October 11, 2013, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A service celebrating Judy's life will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post. Burial will follow in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Painted Post. The family requests any memorial donations be sent to either the American Red Cross - Corning Chapter, 123 West Market St., Corning, NY 14830 or the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804. Star Gazette – October 10, 2013


HALLAHAN Aileen Marie

18, of Manchester, NH died peacefully with her family by her side on September 27, 2013 at The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in New York City from complications of a cardiac arrest. She was born on June 3, 1995 in Manchester, NH, the daughter of Michael and Debra (Schresky) Hallahan of Manchester. Aileen was a 2013 graduate of Memorial High School in Manchester. While at Memorial, Aileen immersed herself into various groups and activities at the school. She was involved with Project Reach, DECA, and had her pottery work on exhibit at Plymouth State University, and was a NH Scholar recipient. Aileen was also a member of The Dance Studio of Manchester, where she began dancing at the age of five and was still dancing there until she went to college. While in school, she worked at McDonalds on South Willow Street in Manchester. Aileen had begun her freshman year at LIM College in New York City studying Fashion Merchandising. She was able to realize her dream by studying and living in NYC, and enjoying every minute of it. Beside her parents, family members include her two brothers, Richard David "Rick" Hallahan of Manchester and James Michael Hallahan of Daytona Beach, FL; maternal grandparents, Bernard and Betty Schresky of Winthrop, MA; paternal grandparents, Mary and the late Richard Hallahan of Elmira, NY. Her loving aunts and uncles, Mark and Sheila Hallahan of Horseheads, NY, Ruth Mickelson of Canton, MA and the late David Mickelson, Mary Catherine Hallahan of Winthrop, MA, as well as the late Richard Hallahan III, and also loving cousin William Hallahan of Little Rock, AR. She will be deeply missed by her family, group of quickly made true friends at LIM college, Memorial High friends, and those she knew and befriended from McDonalds. Her Memorial Gathering will be held at the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St, Manchester on Wednesday from 5-8PM. A Graveside Service will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Brown Ave, Manchester on Thursday at 10AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Aileen's memory can be made to the NY Presbyterain/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, 3959 Broadway at 165th Street, Pediatric ICU, Central Tower, New York, New York 10032. The Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is in charge of arrangements.   Star Gazette – October 2, 2013  


HARER Arden Samuel Weidner Harer

81, of Covington, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. Born December 11, 1931 in Liberty, he was the son of the late Robert and Ida Mase Harer. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the post Korean Conflict. Arden retired from Ward Manufacturing. He also worked the family farm in East Point. Survivors include his sister, LaDene (David) Martin, Sherman, NY and a brother Lyle (Esther) Harer, Covington. Family and friends will be received Friday, October 11th from 7-9 p.m. at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg; also on Saturday from 11-12 noon, funeral services will follow at noon at the funeral home, with Pastor Dean Edwards officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the Covington United Methodist Church, Main St. Covington, PA 16917.  Star Gazette – October 10, 2013


HEIDER Karen Anne (Heider) Ruda

54, of Athens, PA, died on October 9, 2013. Karen was born on November 17, 1958 in Carbondale, PA. She graduated in 1976 from St. Rose High School. In 1978 she graduated from the RPH School of Respiratory Therapy. Shortly after graduation, she worked as a respiratory therapist. After the birth of her first child, Karen did what she loved best, raising her family. From 2000-2007, she worked as a secretary in the administrative office of the Notre Dame High School in Elmira, NY, where all three of her children attended. From 2010 to the present, she has worked as a medical office assistant at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA.  Karen's favorite role, and one in which she excelled, was that of mother and wife. Her strength in these roles permeated her life and the lives of those around her. Karen is survived by her loving husband, David. David and Karen celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on October 7, 2013. Karen is also survived by her beloved children: Jason Ruda (and his partner Stephen) of New York City, NY, Anjelica Ruda of Washington D.C., and Marissa (Ruda) Smith and her husband David of Clarks Summit, PA. She is the daughter of Bernard and Marie Heider of Sayre, PA. Karen is also survived by her sister, Dianne (Heider) Webster and her husband Mark of Ogdensburg, NY.; mother-in-law, Veronica Ruda; sister-in-law, Charlotte (Ruda) Pace and her husband Robert; brothers-in-law, Joseph Ruda and wife Mary Ellen, Ronald Ruda and wife Barbara, Edward Ruda and wife Terri, Richard Ruda and wife Julie; 17 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. She is predeceased in life by father-in-law, Joseph (Boss) Ruda. Karen's legacy of love lives on in the family and friends left behind. Her optimism and joyful personality drew out the best in those around her and will forever be remembered by those whose lives she touched. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karen's memory to the No-Kill Animal Shelter, Centre County Paws, in State College, PA. Donations can be made in her honor at By Karen's request, there will be no calling hours. Those wishing to attend, the church will be open for an hour of prayer at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Catholic Burial at the Epiphany Church in Sayre, PA at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home. Directly after Mass, there will be a reception in the church basement. All are welcome to attend. Burial services will be held at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Exeter, PA. She will be deeply missed.  Star Gazette – October 10, 2013  


HENTZ Mary Edwina Shields

died in her Naples, FL home on September 25, 2013. She was born February 19, 1928 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Edward and Hazel Gradwell Hentz. She was predeceased by her brother, Charles Hentz. She was married to Peter F. Shields in Elmira, NY on August 18, 1951 and after residing two years in New Jersey, they moved to and lived in Wellsville, NY until their retirement when they relocated to Naples, FL. She graduated from the Elmira Free Academy, received her Bachelors of Science Degree from Marywood College and her Master’s Degree in Education from the College of Liberal Arts at Alfred University. She was a primary school teacher in the Whitesville and Wellsville Central Schools for over 30 years and was honored as the Wellsville, New York's Teacher of the Year in 1986. Together with her husband of 62 years, Mary's primary calling in life was raising their three sons and providing for their future. They are Peter E. Shields, M.D. (Rose) of Williamsville, NY, Christopher J. Shields, Esq. of Fort Myers, FL and Paul J. Shields, M.D. (Ronda) of Naples, FL. Mary is also survived by seven grandchildren, Lauren, Drew, Meghan, Danielle, Christopher, Andrea and Nicole. She was an active member of the Allegany County Bird Club, Genealogical Society of Collier County, American Association of University Women, and various church and civic related organizations. She enjoyed her family, flower gardening and many outdoor activities. The family would like to thank all her caregivers, especially Claudette. In addition, her family wants to thank their father, Peter (Mary's husband), and her son, Paul for their unwavering commitment to her care. Funeral arrangements are coordinated by the Naples Funeral Home. Visitation will be at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 5225 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013 followed by a Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place immediately thereafter at Palm Royale Cemetery, 6780 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to either Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 206, Wellsville, NY 14895 or to the David A. Howe Public Library, 155 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. Star Gazette – October 9, 2013


HOOD John E.

John D. Hood, aged 80 years, died Feb. 3 at the home of his son, Walter L. Hood, 410 East Second avenue, South Williamsport.  Five children survive him:  Walter L. Hood, of South Williamsport; Mrs. L.R. Bliss, of Coudersport, Pa.; Mrs. William MacLean, of Sheridan, Oregon; B.F. Hood, of Tower City, North Dakota; Frank L. Hood, of Elkland, Pa.  Wellsboro Agitator, 13 Feb 1918.


IGLIO Joseph Anthony Iglio

56, of Greentown, Pa. died on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the Hate James and Ida (Cervo). He was the husband of Marjorie (Maskarinec).  Prior to retiring, he worked at the Tobyhanna Army Depot and served in the U.S. Navy. In his free time he enjoyed riding ATVs and boating. In 2003, he placed second in Super Boat Internationals World Championship Power Boat Race in Deerfield Beach, Fla. He was the loving father of Dr. Sara lglio, and her husband, Jeremy Haloskie, of Albrightsvìlle, Pa., and Dr. Caroline Iglio, and her husband, Robert Cusson, of Bloomsburg, Pa. In addition to his children, he is survived by his brother, Peter Iglio and his wife, Marcella; three grandchildren, Clara Cusson, Cora Haloskie and Theodore Haloskie; and several nieces and nephews. He was the son-in-law of Sara Maskarìnec, and the brother-in-law of Blanche and Neil Wilson, and Michael and Nancy Maskarinec. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Iglio, Jr. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, at Ehrhardt's Waterfront Resort on Lake Wallenpaupack. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Community Care, 100 William St., Dunmore, PA 18512; or Stand Up to Cancer (SUZC), in memory of Joseph Iglio.  Towanda Daily Review – October 10, 2013   


KEENEY Ilene Evelyn Keeney Rifenberg

97, a longtime resident of Sayre, died at the Robert Packer Hospital on the morning of Sept. 17, 2013. Ilene was born on May 17, 1916, the daughter of Blanche Hugo Keeney and Arthur Keeney. She graduated number one in her class from New Albany High School in 1933 and top in her class at the Robert Packer School of Nursing in 1937.In December of 1938 she married Lloyd Rifenberg and shared a loving marriage until his passing in 2008.Ilene worked for many years for Dr.Langley in the allergy department and was a friend of Dr. Guthrie. As a member of Sayre Christian Church for many years, she was a member of the choir, served as a deacon and taught Sunday school. She was a member of Tioga Point D.A.R., Athens Senior Citizens Club, as well as the Ladies Auxiliary of the U.T.U. After many years of dedication to her three sons in their various athletics and academic ventures, she spent a great deal of time doing charitable work. Ilene is credited with knitting in access of 1,000 pairs of scarves and mittens for the homeless. She and Lloyd enjoyed a great retirement traveling and vacationing in Hawaii, Florida as well as the Caribbean. Family was always first to Ilene and she was always ready to help in any way she could. She had a "green thumb" and could grow any plant or vegetable. Ilene was always grateful for a complicated crossword puzzle or a challenging game of Scrabble. Ilene was predeceased by her parents; a loving step father, Robert Browning; a sister, Winifred Thorton; her husband, Lloyd; and her eldest son, James. She is survived by her sons, Donald Lee Rifenberg and David George Rifenberg; grandchildren, Steven Rifenberg, Susan Knickerbocker, Melissa Reynolds, Julie Berger, Kirsten Wellman and Wil Rifenberg; seven great grandchildren; and special niece, Linda Boviard. The family wishes to thank the faithful caregivers and neighbors that made it possible for Ilene to remain in the family home. A memorial service to celebrate Ilene's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2013, at the Sayre Christian Church, followed by a light lunch at the church.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. Towanda Daily Review – September 26, 2013


KISNER Alice Marie Kisner Bundle

age 68, of New Albany, Pa., died on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at her home with her loving family at her side. Alice was born on June 12, 1945 in Scranton, Pa., a daughter of the late George F. Kisner and Catherine E. Burgett Kisner. Alice graduated from Wyalusing Valley Jr./Sr. High School. On May 14, 1983, she married Michael Bundle at the St. Paul's Church of Christ, Overton, Pa., having recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Alice worked for the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred, Pa., and when the plant shut down she then went to work at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. She also worked for Black's Plumbing and then worked for the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home up until her health no longer permitted. Alice loved to crochet and enjoyed going to yard sales and flea markets. She especially enjoyed camping. She always looked forward to taking annual camping trips to Penn's Cave. Alice and Mike also enjoyed a three month cross country camping trip to the state of Washington. Surviving is her spouse Michael Bundle, at home; daughters Carissa (Patrick) Kelley, Dushore, Pa., Naomi (William) Ryan, Dushore, Pa.; stepchildren Michael (Mary) Bundle Jr., Richland, N.C., Donna Nye (Lloyd Bailey) West Burlington, Pa., Patricia (Maurice) Cox, York, Pa., John Bundle, Lancaster, Pa.; brothers G. Duane (Madeline) Kisner, Dushore, Pa., Laverne (Catherine) Kisner, Dushore, Pa. Alice is also survived by several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. As per Alice's wishes there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Health Cancer Center, in care of Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1100 Grampian Bld., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the CancerCare National Office, 275 Seventh Ave., New York, NY, 10001 in loving memory of Alice Bundle. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore, PA. Towanda Daily Review – October 5, 2013    


KLUB Gregory E.

Age 23 of Erin died unexpectedly on Monday, September 30, 2013. He was born in Elmira, October 10, 1989 to Michael and Tammi (Baldwin) Klub. Greg was predeceased by his father, Michael and is survived by his parents, Tammi and David Loper of Erin; daughter, Kendall Klub of Elmira; sisters and brother, Abbi and Alex Loper of Erin and Catherine Klub of Elmira; grandparents, Edward and Verna Baldwin of Elmira, Ruth Klub of Cannonsburg, PA, Dave and Sandy Loper of Lindley; and longtime love and best friend Alyssa Lepkowski of Horseheads. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of caring friends. In addition to his father, Greg was also predeceased by his grandfather, Thaddeus Klub. Greg was employed at Southern Tier Logistics in Painted Post. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dirt bikes, 4- wheelers and all the outdoors had to offer. He was a NY Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan. Greg also enjoyed baseball, hockey, bonfires with family and time spent with friends. Quoted by his sister, Abbi "You're the funniest guy I know and you are so loved by so many people." He also enjoyed watching his brother, Alex play hockey. Greg brought joy and laughter to all those who knew him. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and again from 3-4:30 p.m. His service will be celebrated at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:30 p.m. with family friend and pastor, the Rev. William Vallet officiating. Burial service will take place on Monday in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing are encouraged to remember Greg with memorials to Horseheads Little League, P.O. Box 295, Horseheads, NY 14845. B Star Gazette – October 4, 2013


KOPIJ Kazimierz A. Kopij

75, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen R. Kopij in 2012; his parents; four brothers and a sister. He is survived by his sister, Helen of Poland; nephews and cousins in Poland; as well as many friends, Mike and Kelly Miner and family, Richard and Tina Aron, Ken Harris, and Emil Bozek and family.  He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Endicott, an employee of the Poland Railroad and an inspector for quality products for MRI and Harvard Customs Manufacturing.  Special thanks to Dr. Matthew Novak, Dr. Xiu-Jie Wang, Sayre Dialysis Unit and Sayre Healthcare Center.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. from St. Anthony of Padua Church, 306 Odell Avenue, Endicott. Entombment will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends at Church on Friday, 1 p.m. until Mass time at 2 p.m.   Sayre Morning Times – October 3, 2013 


LITZELMAN Alma F. Litzelman Cummiskey

age 92, of Albany Township, died on Saturday evening, Oct. 5, 2013, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa., with her loving family at her side. Alma was born June 18, 1921, in Overton, Pa., a daughter of the late John O. and Bertha Streby Litzelman. She graduated from the New Albany High School a member of the class of 1939. After graduation Alma worked at the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y., and also at the Sylvania Plant in North Towanda. She married Richard G. Cummiskey on Nov. 3, 1945. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in 2008. Dick predeceased her on March 1, 2008, and she remained in their home on the family farm. Alma was a very active member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore and a member of the IHM Parish Altar and Rosary Society. She and Dick worked on many committees, spaghetti suppers and many parish picnics. Alma enjoyed spending many hours with her quilting neighbors. She loved to quilt, crochet, cook and bake. She relished in keeping everyone well-fed and happy on the farm. Her greatest joy was being a mother to her children, a grandmother to her grandchildren and a loving wife to her late husband. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, John D. and Mary Frances Cummiskey of Endicott, N.Y., Paul and Michelle Cummiskey of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Wayne and Andrae Cummiskey of New Albany, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and David Haus of Trout Run, Pa.; sister-in-law, Mary Cummiskey of Johnson City, N.Y.; grandchildren, Todd (Patti), Christopher (Michelle), Matthew (Jenny), David (Katherine), Keith, Jena, Jerika, Joshua and Janelle; great-grandchildren, Robert and Michaela, Alexis, Logan, Rachael and Josephine; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lester (Jim) Litzelman in 1964, and Emerson Litzelman in 1998; a sister, Freda Bahl Cilvick in 2005.A transfer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at the funeral home. There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorials be directed to the St. Basil's Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614. Towanda Daily Review – October 8, 2013


MANOOGIAN Carl P. Manoogian

age 64, was peacefully called home on September 26th. He is survived by his loving and devoted fiancée, Karen Stephenson; two wonderful daughters, Andrea Robinson and Shonda (Brian) Reed; brothers, Armond Jr. (Mary E.), Edward (Sara), and Vincent (Lia); four grandchildren, four grand pups, many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service Saturday, October 12 at 1PM at The Love Church, 3136 Lake Rd. Horseheads, NY 14845.  Star Gazette - October 6, 2013  


McCRAY Theodore D.

Age 82, of Beaver Dams, died on September 27, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday (Oct. 2) from 4-6pm; with a funeral service immediately following at 6pm; Rev. Anne Campbell officiating; burial will be held Thursday at 10am at Hope Cemetery in Corning with military honors. Ted was predeceased in 2010 by his loving wife of 46 years, Elsie; parents, Clarence and Edith; brothers, Richard and Robert; and sister, Dorothea Henry. He is survived by his sons, David (Tiphanie) McCray of Jemez Springs, NM; Dennis McCray of Au Sable Forks, NY; sister-in-law and husband, Norma and Richard Bannister of Montour Falls; sister, Frances Jane Galucki of Edmond, OK; and grandson, Kelson McCray. Ted graduated in 1949 from Waverly High School and served in the US Army. He retired in 1996 from Schweizer Aircraft where he worked as an accountant. He was also a member of the Moreland Community Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and various other capacities in his church for many years. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Care First, National Alzheimer's Association, or the Moreland Community Presbyterian Church. Star Gazette – October 1, 2013   



85, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Genesee, died Friday, October 4, 2013 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  Born May 17, 1928, in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of Clarence and Iris B. Wintermantel McDivitt.   She previously attended Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville, NY.  Surviving are: two daughters, Susan J. Blair of Coudersport and Patricia (Keith) Musser of Sunbury, PA; and five grandchildren, Danielle, Erin, Megan, James, and Emily.  She was predeceased by a son-in-law, George Ronald Blair.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 AM, Monday, October 7, 2013 in St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport. The Rev. James A. Campbell will be the Celebrant.  Memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915, the Alzheimer’s Association at, or 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 - October 6, 2013


McDOWELL Boyd McDowell II

of Elmira, NY died June 9, 2013 at Seneca View, Montour Falls. Friends are invited to a Celebration in memory of his life at The Park Church on Friday, October 11 at 4 PM, to be followed by a reception at the Elmira City Club. He was President and then Chairman of the Board of Chemung Canal Trust Company from 1976 to 1991 and served many local community organizations. He is survived by his wife Barbara Hickox McDowell; three children: Boyd III (Bonnie) of Chicago, Peter (Anne) of Kirkland, WA, and Elizabeth (Heather) of Boston; two stepchildren: Susan Fisher (Kenneth) of Rochester, and Lydia Eldridge (James) of Horseheads; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; as well as one brother, John A, of Glenora, NY. He was pre-deceased by his older brothers, Robert A. of NYC and Willard B. of DeWitt, NY and one stepchild, John C. Phelps. In lieu flowers, the family asks remembrances to the Chemung County Historical Society (NY), the Park Church in Elmira, NY or the Five Rivers Council, BSA (NY).  Star Gazette – September 26, 2013


McKINNEY Susan M. (McKinney) McConnell

89 of Yardley, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at her home in Sunrise Assisted Living. Born in Ithaca, N.Y., Mrs. McConnell lived in Mansfield, for 25 years before moving to Yardley two years ago. Susan was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield. She was also a member of PEO, an organization providing scholarships for young women's educational needs. She attended Cornell University, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Mrs. McConnell was a former volunteer with the Red Cross, and served as a nurses aid during World War II .Daughter of the late James and Louise (Bontecou) McKinney and mother of the late Louise Milota, she is survived by her loving husband Joseph A. McConnell; a son and daughter-in-law James A. and Darcy McConnell of Seattle, Wash.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judith and Robert Ore of Woodstock, N.Y., Elisabeth and David Roth of Morrisville; eight grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Services will be held Saturday Nov. 2 at 4 p.m., at Saint James Episcopal Church in Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 18 St. James St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 27, 2013


MITCHELL Richard "Dick" Mitchell

of Oak Park, IL, died at his home on September 25, 2013, esteemed husband of Doreen nee Wurster; son of the late Ann and Willie Larkins; brother of the late Emily Travis; uncle of Margaret (Alan) Reighn and Teri Travis Allsopp. Mr. Mitchell was a former reporter for the Elmira Star-Gazette and Rochester Democrat & Chronicle before moving to Chicago where he started as a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, and later rose to the positions of Deputy Metro Editor and Sunday Editor. A Celebration of his life will be held this Saturday, October 12th, from 3 - 6PM at the Black Elks, 726 Benjamin Street, Elmira.  Star Gazette – October 8, 2013 


MITSTIFER George (1952 - 2013)

Of Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Millport, NY: George E. Mitstifer, age 60 died peacefully at home, on Friday, October 4, 2013 after a prolonged battle with brain cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years Deborah (McAtee) Mitstifer; his beloved daughter Leah and "son" Blair Engel; grandson Hayden and granddaughter Riley; special companion Chico; beloved mother Grace (Wheeler) Mitstifer; sisters, Marlene Little (Gary), Mary Benjamin (Bryan), Clara Merrick (Paul); brothers, Walter Mitstifer Jr. (Pat), Ralph Mitstifer (Barb) and Clayton Mitstifer (Betty). He was predeceased by his father Walter F. Mitstifer Sr. and special companion Gregger. He is also survived by his beloved father and mother-in-law, Richard "Pops" and Alberta "Ma Bell" McAtee; sisters, Jackie McAtee, Susan (Tom) Schnautz; brothers Dick, Judd (Kristie) McAtee; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends and very special best friends - Jack & Andrea Engel and family and Artie Nichols and Family. George worked for Bergh's Oil Elmira, NY for 25 years. George had a part-time business from 1987 - 2005 as George's Farrier Service. He met and has been associated with many good friends. He was lucky enough to have two great loving families. They made a difficult time easier for him during his illness. He couldn't have been blessed more. George always looked on the bright side of life. George attended Cornell University receiving a Farrier Certificate. George was also a Cinderella Softball coach, member of the Chemung County Posse Club, an avid Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Bucs football and Tampa Bay Rays baseball fan. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira\Southport on Wednesday October 9, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there at 8:00 PM. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to HPH Hospice Foundation, Donation Department, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667-2455 or to Hayden and Riley Engel's Education fund with Scholar's Edge, c/o GTE Financial, Tony Kowalski, 711 E Henderson Ave., Tampa. FL 33602. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Star Gazette - October 6, 2013


MORROW Roy E. Morrow, Sr

53, of Westfield, died at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Born Oct. 29, 1959 in Mt. Holland, N.J., he was the son of Richard and Margaret (Miles) Mead. Roy graduated from Cowanesque Valley High School, Class of 1978. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for PennDOT and then went to work for DIRT Excavating in Mansfield. He enjoyed hunting, hiking in the woods and playing with his grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Melissa (Chad) Hendershot, Westfield; Roy "R.J." (Jill) Morrow, Jr., Georgia; their mother, Marietta Morrow, Westfield; four grandchildren, Jennah, Riley, Ella and Noah; his parents, Richard and Margaret Mead, Westfield; his siblings, Rick Mead, Gene Mead, Kathy Bernhardt, Linda Schmidt, Charlie Mead, Amy Mead Williams and Christopher, Rosemarie, Richard and Valerie Morrow; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 West Main Street, Westfield, on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following with Rev. Duane Burdick officiating.  Wellsboro Gazette – September 27, 2013


NASTASI Rose M. Guzinski

94, of Athens, Pa., died on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at home. She was born on Oct. 24, 1918, in Canoe Twp., Indiana County, Pa., the daughter of the late Antonio and Marla Nastasi. Rose loved spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. She enjoyed bowling, which she continued to do into her 80s, playing cards, and telling stories about her life growing up. She will be remembered for her ability to make people smile and laugh, and her witty personality. She is predeceased by her husband, Edward Guzinski; brothers, Nick and John; infant twin brother, Rocco; and sisters, Josephine, Minnie and Mary. Rose is survived by her children, Rosemarie Esposito of Elmira, N.Y.; grandchildren, Tina (Steve) Stueck of Dushore, Pa., Jessica Satterly of Athens, Pa., and Heather (Chad) Sindoni of Elmira, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Austin, Dakota, Preston, Carter and Hailey; and her special caregiver, Stacey Bedford. At Rose's request there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, New Brunswick, N.J. Towanda Daily Review – October 4, 2013 



Age 92 of Elmira, NY formerly of Niagara Falls, NY died early Sunday morning September 29, 2013 at Elcor Nursing Home in Horseheads, NY surrounded by her loving family. Rose was born March 4, 1921 in Calabria, Italy the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Briglio Nigro and she and her family immigrated to The United States in 1927. Rose grew up in Geneva, NY and graduated with honors from Geneva High School. On October 26, 1940 she married her husband, Arthur Greco, and he predeceased her in August 1983 after 43 years of marriage. Rose worked for the Niagara Falls Board of Education for more than forty years in the cafeterias of Niagara Falls High School, Harry Abate, and Niagara Street schools. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, knitting, crocheting, and gardening. Rose was a joy to be around and when someone would ask her how she was doing she would often respond "Better now that I have seen you!" Rose is survived by her loving and devoted children: Dorothy (Jane) Timpano of Niagara Falls, Ontario; Shirley (Bill) Miller of Elmira, NY; and Tom (Karen) Greco of Hamilton, Ontario; ten grandchildren: Shari Ball, James (Kate) Ball, Kimberly (Jamie) Tracey, Mary (Michael) Rickard, Kathy (Frank) Brotzner, Martin (Kristy) Miller, Jenn Greco, and Nicole Greco; seventeen great grandchildren; one great great-grandson. Rose's family wishes to thank the special people who work at Elcor Nursing Home and Care First Hospice for the care and love they showed Rose and our family. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Tuesday October 1, 2013 from 7-9 PM. Mrs. Greco will then be taken to the M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapel 2730 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY where relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday October 6, 2013. Rose will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Arthur in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston, NY.   Star Gazette – September 30, 2013


PICKETT Francis Tyrone Pickett

64 of Elkland, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. He was born Feb. 20, 1949, in Sabinsville, the son of Francis and Pauline Cobb Pickett. A memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland Moose. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  Wellsboro Gazette - October 6, 2013    


PLAYFOOT George James

George James Playfoot, aged 66 years, of Antesfort, Pa., died Feb. 6.  He is survived by his wife, one son,  David, of Camp Meade, and two daughters, Mrs. John Keene of Antesfort, and Mrs. William Davis, of Antrim, also by two brothers, Edward, of Galeton, and William of Horseheads, N.Y., and two sisters, Misses Mary and Sarah Playfoot, of North Warren, Pa.   Wellsboro Agitator, 13 Feb 1918.


LeRoy James Playfoot, aged nearly 18 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. George James Playfoot, of Antesfort, Pa., died Jan. 21.  He was born March 2, 1900.  He is survived by his parents, one brother, at Camp Meade, and two sisters, one of whom is Mrs. William Davis, of Antrim.  He died at the Williamsport hospital, of pneumonia.   Wellsboro Agitator, 6 Feb 1918.


POLO Angelina Polo DiPilato

87, of Monroe St., Lewisburg, died peacefully on October 4, 2013 at her home. Born December 5, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Grace (Iffaldano) Polo. She was married for 25 years to Michele DiPilato, who survives. Angelina enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and spending time with her family. She is survived by a nephew, Michael DiPilato of Wilton, CT; a niece and nephew, Maria and Mark Pluchino of Horseheads, NY; grand nieces and nephews, Lauren Schmidt of Tanzania, Carolyn Enow-Pluchino of Kenya, and Victoria and Michael DiPilato of Wilton, CT; and great grand nieces and nephews, Baraka Anthony Schmidt, Jasiri Harrison Schmidt and Amora Marie. Angelina was preceded in death by two brothers, Dominick Polo and Peter Robert Polo and a sister, Elizabeth Ann (Polo) DiPilato. Services will be private at the request of Angelina. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Milton, PA. Arrangements are under the care of the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Lewisburg, PA.  Star Gazette – October 8, 2013


POTTER Shirley M. Potter Smith

82, formerly of Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and John Jenkins in Lincolnton, N.C., following declining health.  Born October 15, 1930 in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Francis L. Potter and Ruth C. Hunsinger Potter. Shirley was a graduate of St. Agnes High School class of 1949 and was crowned Miss Towanda in 1949.  On December 19, 1954, she married Donald H. Smith Sr. in Towanda, Pa., who preceded her in death on February 9, 2006.  Shirley was employed by the Darling Dress Factory in Waverly, N.Y., for many years and later was employed by Paper Magic in Troy, Pa., until her retirement in 1999.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Sayre, and a former member of its choir, a member of Ft. Sullivan American Legion Post No. 246, Athens.  Shirley enjoyed painting, jigsaw puzzles, horse races, and attending flea markets.  Surviving are her children, Donald H. Smith Jr. of Lincolnton, N.C., Donita Martin of Waverly, N.Y., Ronald L. Smith and his wife, Linda of Ulster, Pa., Winifred M. Reed of Waverly, N.Y., Robin K. McKean and her husband, Paul of Denver, N.C., Dean L. Smith of Harrisburg, Pa., Barbara R. Jenkins and her husband, John of Lincolnton, N.C., daughter-in-law, Carla Smith of Sayre, 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins, her sister, Joyce J. Kelly of Towanda, Pa., and her sister-in-law, Frances B. Potter of LeRaysville, Pa.  In addition to her parents and husband, Donald H. Smith Sr., she was preceded in death by her son, Michael S. Smith, brother, Robert Potter and Richard Potter, her sister, Mary “Bet” Potter and a granddaughter, Crystal Smith.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, Pa., with Pastor Nelson Kopatz officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Contributions in Shirley’s memory may be directed to Barbara R. Jenkins, 909 Hunting Ave., Lincolnton, NC 28092. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – October 7, 2013  


RICE Richard C. Rice

83, of Lawrenceville, died on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in the Corning Hospital, Corning, N.Y. Born on Feb. 11, 1930, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Claude Clinton and Marguerite (Cole) Kyler. Richard and his wife, Anna Belle (Fisher) Rice, celebrated 63 years of marriage. Prior to his retirement, Richard was employed for 40 years as a truck driver with Corning Glass Works, Inc. He enjoyed travelling. In addition to his wife, Anna Belle, Richard is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard Russell and CeCe Rice of Anderson, S.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan Maria and Raymond Criss of Millerton; a brother, Robert Russell Rice of Bloomsburg; two sisters, Evelyn Leonard of Columbia Crossroads, Beverly McMullen of Morrisdale; three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Joshua, Ashlee and four great-grandchildren. Richard was predeceased by his parents; a grandson, Christopher Rice; and a sister, Alberta Bronson. In keeping with Richard's wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Arnot Health Dialysis Center, 8 W. Pulteney St., Corning, N.Y. 14830. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – September 26, 2013


ROBINSON Patricia M. Jenkins

Of Pine City, NYWas born March 17, 1946 in Oneida, NY the daughter of the late George and Rachael (Tanner) Robinson, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the Corning Hospital at the age of 67. Her brothers, Richard and Billy Robinson, also preceded her in death. On August 19, 1968, Patricia married Richard Jenkins, who she met over the phone. A true love story that has been ongoing for 45 years. She is also survived by her beloved children, Lester (Joannie) Jenkins of Virginia, Robert Jenkins of Elmira, NY, Paul (Katrina) Jenkins, also of Elmira, Dawn Kelly of Pine City, NY; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Georgia Snyder of Tennessee; brothers, George (Flo) Robinson of Oneida, NY, Burt (Dewie) Robinson of Florida; David (Diane) Robinson of Sylvan Beach, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Patricia owned and operated the former Jenkins Disposal of Pine City for many years. She enjoyed square dancing, tractor shows, and going to flea markets and auctions with her beloved Richard. Throughout her life, she has cherished her friendships simply because of being a people person. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Star Gazette – October 4, 2013   


ROGERS Richard F

Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all......Richard F. Rogers, 79, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Sunday, September 29, 2013 following a period of declining health.  Dick was born on April 6, 1934 in Lowville, N.Y., a son of Leonard and Irene (Edick) Rogers. He was a graduate of General Martin High School in Glenfield, N.Y., class of 1951. On November 14, 1964, he married Carol Fitts and together they shared nearly 49 years of marriage. Dick served as meat manager for P&C Foods for over 32 years. He was a member of the North Barton Grange, the Stateman's Chorus and the Lounsberry United Methodist Church. Dick treasured his family, was a talented carpenter and enjoyed handcrafting scroll work. His smile and gentle caring ways will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  Dick is survived by his wife Carol; his children: Teresa and Stosh Vicki; Richard and Angie Rogers II, and Julie and Mark Whipple; his special grandchildren: Adam Rogers, Amber Rogers, Ryan Vicki, Emily Whipple, Amy Whipple and Mark Whipple; great-grandchildren: Ty, Dylan, Alexandria, and Nateli.  He was predeceased by his brothers Raymond and Ronald; a grandson Sgt. Justin Rogers. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Grange remembrances services will be conducted by the North Barton Grange No. 45 at 12:30 p.m. Funeral services and a celebration of Dick's life will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel, with his pastor, the Rev. Jon Austin, officiating. Interment will follow in the Barton Center Cemetery. Following the services, a time of sharing will be held at the North Barton Grange.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the North Barton Grange, c/o Betty Buffone, 289 Talmadge Hill West, Waverly, NY 14892 or the Sgt. Justin Rogers Scholarship Fund, c/o Tioga Central School, PO Box 241, Tioga Center, NY 13845 in loving memory of Richard F. Rogers Sr.  Sayre Morning Times – October 1, 2013


SCULL Mary Emma Scull Buckthal

93, of Owego, died on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Wilson Regional Hospital.  Mary volunteered for Meals On Wheels for over 40 years and was one of the founding volunteers in the Owego area. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Union Church in Owego for many years. Mary was a member of the DAR, Beulah Patterson Brown Chapter. She was active leader in the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and 4-H. Mary enjoyed her flowers and gardening.  Mary was predeceased by her parents, William and Blanche McGrady Scull; children, Gail Alice, Carl David, and Dale Buckthal; and a brother, David Scull.  Mary is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Walter "Pete" Buckthal; children, Paul (Helen) Buckthal of Sayre and Jane (Tommy) Kristersson of Lapeer; daughter-in-law, Elaine Vasilow Buckthal of Tioga Center; grandchildren, Karen A., Sarah E., and Emma L.; and four great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Union Church, 111 Temple Street, Owego, with Rev. Parrish Bridges officiating.  Family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m., prior to the services at the Church.  Memorial donations may be made in Mary's name to your local Meals On Wheels.  Sayre Morning Times – October 9, 2013   


SELLECK Ronald L. Selleck

age 55, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, October 4, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Ronald was born November 17, 1957 in Troy, PA, a son of Daniel and Stella (Crane) Selleck. He was married to Lorraine (Alexander) Selleck. He was employed as a machinist for the Hilliard Corp. in Elmira, NY for 13 years. Ronald was a member of the Crystal City Bass Masters Fishing Club. He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR races. Ronald is survived by his wife, Lorraine; father and step-mother, Daniel and Delores Selleck of FL; two sons, Jonathan and Collin Selleck; two daughters, Sandra and Stephanie Selleck; two stepdaughters, Andrea Henry (fiancé, Lem Crater) of Bellefonte, PA, Chelsea Pracko of Mansfield, PA; three grandchildren, Elaina Grace, Dailah Rae, and Sophia Elizabeth Crater; a brother, Mark Selleck of Raleigh, NC; a sister, Carol Bodner of Johnstown, PA; several nieces, nephews and beloved friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Stage in November, 2012, and his mother, Stella. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 10:00 AM to Noon at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow the visitation at Noon at the funeral chapel with Pastor Ivan Mathewson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848.  Star Gazette - October 6, 2013  


SHUART Betty Ann (Shuart) Harkness

Died on Sunday, September 29, 2013 in Headland, AL with loving family members by her side. She was born November 23, 1933 in Suffern, NY to Garrett Grant and Mary Elizabeth (Donegan) Shuart. She was predeceased by her mother in 1976, her father in 1993, sister Carol Pike in 1997, sister Mary Allen in 2005, son Raymond A. Harkness in 2008. Also predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Merlin Harkness in 2003. Surviving Betty are her children, Garrett (Jennifer) Harkness of Goose Creek, SC, Betty (Jerry) Soules of Headland, AL (who lovingly cared for Betty prior to her death), Stan (Kathy) Harkness of Elmira, NY, Robert (Debra) Harkness of Las Vegas, NV, and Deborah (John) Limoncelli of Horseheads, NY; daughter-in-law, Nancy Rodabaugh Harkness of Elmira, NY; surviving siblings, special brother and sister-in-law, Gary & Nancy Shuart of Elmira, NY, special sister, Catherine (Melvin) Bonner of Geneva, NY, Jeanne Bates of Elmira, NY and Rita Keeler of Webb City, MO; step-sister, Cheri (Bryce) Blair of Horton, AL; step mother, LaRue Shuart of Horton, AL; 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, each one special to her; numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Betty received her Master’s Degree in June of 1986. She enjoyed a distinguished career with Head Start and EOP, educating children and advocating for families. She enjoyed painting, crafts, gardening, and was an avid bird watcher. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport NY on Thursday October 3, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a short funeral service to follow. Graveside Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – October 2, 2013


SMITH Charles

Charles Smith, aged 66 years, of Jersey Shore died last week Tuesday night of pneumonia after an illness of eight weeks.  He formerly resided in this vicinity.  He is survived by his wife nee Mahala Armstrong of Niles Valley and the following children: Geo T. Smith and Walter Smith of Wellsboro, Mrs. Cora Harros, of Addison, N.Y., Mrs. Mattie Schaft of Keeneyville; Mrs. Hattie Frostburg of Renovo, Lewis Smith; Mrs. Bertha Lyon; Nancy, Hazel and Dora Smith, all of Jersey Shore.  He is also survived by one brother and two sisters, Geo H. Smith, of Wellsboro, Mrs. Seth Wetmore of Clarksburg, West Virginia, and Mrs. Mary Ann Smith, of Wellsboro.  The remains were brought to Wellsboro Saturday morning for interment, the funeral being held at 11 o'clock.  Mr. Smith was well-known in Wellsboro, where he had many friends.  Wellsboro Agitator 13 Feb 1918.



Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony M. Spallone, 72, who died in Sarasota, FL, April 26, 2013 after an extended illness. Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 28 at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Mr. Spallone graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1959. He had deep connections to his family and friends in the Southern Tier and Tompkins County. A private burial is scheduled for later in the week.  Star Gazette – September 26, 2013   



Elmira: Was born April 30, 1922 in Germania, PA, the daughter of the late Albert and Agnes (Hartman) Sykora, peacefully died on Monday, October 7, 2013 surrounded by her loving and caring family. She was predeceased by her husband Jack in 1986; grandson, Adam in 1993; son-in-law, Larry Weinstein; six sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her loving daughters, Sharon A. New (Jack Dowdle) of Elmira, NY; Debby (Brian) Thomas of Horseheads, NY; Terry M. Weinstein of Naples, FL; Kelly (James) Hoyles of Elmira, NY; beloved grandchildren, Shawn M. Thomas of Rochester, NY; Tracy K. Backman of Horseheads, NY; Courtney C. (Sapientia) Thomas of Horseheads, NY; Korey R. Thomas of Fishers, IN; Lauren N. Weinstein of Wilmington, NC; Jacklyn V. Weinstein of Naples, FL; Holly M. Weinstein of Naples, FL; Daniel M. Hoyles of Elmira, NY; Albert J. Hoyles of Elmira, NY; great granddaughter, Noelle M. Thomas of Fishers, IN; along with several nieces and nephews. For numerous years, Rita was a cashier at the Westside Super Duper. She was a faithful communicant of St. Peter and Paul's Church. An avid gardener, she also enjoyed and loved flowers of all kinds. She was the most loving and wonderful mother and best grandmother that anyone could ever have, and will be truly missed by all. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in St. Peter & Paul's Church 556 St. Joseph's Boulevard Elmira, NY 14901 at 10:00 AM. The Reverend Richard T. Farrell will celebrate Rita's Mass. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to St. Peter and Paul's Community Center in her memory. A Celebration of Rita's life with her entire family will take place at a later date and time to be determined.   Star Gazette – October 8, 2013  


TILLINGHAST Robert E. Tillinghast

53, of Tioga, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in The Green Home, Wellsboro. Robert was born on June 19, 1960, the son of Rexford and Iva (Tillinghast) Cummings. He was employed as a baker with Dunkin Donuts in Horseheads, N.Y. He was an avid bingo player, an Eagles football fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR racing. Robert is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Heather Serine of Corning, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Nichole Serine; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Howard Campbell of Wellsboro, Diane and Robert Wandell of Mansfield, Sandra and John Snell of Blandon, Jeannie and Marlon Ortego of Jacksonville, Fla., Robin Southard of Wellsboro; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Rexford and Bonnie Cummings of Mansfield, Thomas and Janet Cummings of Mansfield, Larry and Sharon Cummings of Mansfield; a special friend, caregiver and mother of his son, Sylvia Thompson of Corning, N.Y.; special friends, Ford L. Serine of Corning, N.Y., Brandy Star Thompson of Tioga, and a special niece, Mari Astin of Tioga. Robert was predeceased by two sisters, Terry Gleason and Iris Tillinghast. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at 7 p.m., at the funeral chapel with Pastor Carol Campbell officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert's memory to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. Wellsboro Gazette – October 2, 2013  


TREAT Andrew C.

A memorial service will be held for Andrew C. Treat, formerly of Sabinsville, on Oct. 12, 11 a.m., at the Sabinsville Fire Hall. Family and friends are invited to the service and an afternoon of visiting and reminiscing. Wellsboro Gazette – October 2, 2013    


VANDEGRIFT Donald Dale Vandegrift

husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at his home in Levittown. He was 87. Born and raised in Wellsboro, he was the son of the late John A. and Louise Scott Vandegrift. He resided there until he moved to Levittown in 1955. He was employed at New Hope Crushed Stone and Lime Company for 35 years, before retiring in 1991. He then worked at Authorized Hearing System until 2011. He enjoyed dinners out with his wife, family gatherings, crossword puzzles and was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan.  He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lula (Root) Vandegrift; three daughters, Connie Andress, Terry Murria and her husband Jorge, Sandy Beveridge and her husband, William Jr.; his grandchildren, Sherrie Jones, Joe Murria and his wife Kelly, Kristen Murria, William Beveridge III and Zachary Hellings. Donald also is survived by one sister, Blanche Robertson. The family would like to thank Chandler Hall Hospice and the many caregivers, especially Francis Cartegna, who have gone above and beyond the regular call of duty to assist Donald through his illness. A private gathering and prayer service was held in his home for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Chandler Hall Hospice, Attn. Development, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, Pa. 18940.  Wellsboro Gazette - September 30, 2013   


VanNESS Joseph Earl VanNess

Pine City: Was born June 1, 1942 in Sullivanville, PA the son of the late Earl and Teresa (Hart) VanNess, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 4, 2013 at that age of 71. He is survived by his beloved mother, Teresa Rought; loving and devoted wife, Charlotte (Morgan); sons, Mike Rogers, Joe Rogers and James; daughters, Yvonne and Cindy; sisters, Narda and Thelma; brother-in-laws, Ronnie and Al; along with relatives several nieces and nephews. Those wishing may stop by Joseph's home at 829 Hittown Road, Pine City, NY to pay respects and celebrate his life on Friday, October 11, 2013 beginning at 1:00 PM until ? In lieu of flowers, those wishing to help defray expenses can contact Charlotte. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY.  Star Gazette – October 10, 2013 


WENSEL Robert L. Wensel

58, of Currie, NC died on September 18, 2013. Robert was a 1973 graduate of Corning West High School and a graduate of Corning Community College. He was employed by Corning Incorporated for 29 years and relocated to Wilmington NC in 1998 where he traveled internationally for the company. Robert is survived by his sons, Garrett R. Wensel and Mitchell C. Wensel (Corning, NY), Jereme Wensel (Hammondsport, NY); his brothers Donald L. Wensel (Endicott, NY), Thomas A. Wensel (Corning, NY), Terry L. Wensel (Corning, NY), Michael P. Wensel (Charlotte, NC); and was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence L. Wensel (father) and Patricia A. Wensel (mother); and Timothy M. Wensel (brother). Bob was a very hard working and dedicated man, but he also enjoyed riding his Harley, woodworking, and carpentry. He completed much of the interior work on his home in Currie. Bob was fortunate to be able to see many parts of the world throughout his lifetime. Around the Wilmington plant, he was known as "the mad scientist". Bob will be missed by his family, friends, colleagues and all who knew him. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, October 1 from 1-3 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM with the Reverend Mary Lewis officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. Memorial donations may be made in Bob's name to the American Red Cross. Bob's family have entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – September 29, 2013


WESCOTT Mary Barnard

Mrs. Mary Westcott Barnard, aged 83 years, died at her home in West Caton, N.Y. Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock, following an illness of six weeks due to a complication of diseases.  Decedent was born in Oxford, Chenango county, N.Y.  Since she was four years of age she had resided in Caton.  She was a daughter of the late George and Patience Wescott, pioneers of Caton.  She was married to George A. Barnard Nov. 24, 1859.  He died May 15, 1886.  She is survived by two daughters, Misses Dora and Alfie Barnard, at home; two sons, George F. Barnard and Guy Barnard, of Caton, and one sister Mrs. Rosetta Lindsley, of Lawrenceville.  Wellsboro Agitator, 6 Feb 1918



John Widger, who was taken to the Willard State Hospital some time ago, died at that place.  The remains were brought to this place (Millerton) and the funeral was held Friday; burial at Kelly Hill.   Wellsboro Agitator, 6 Feb 1918


WILLIAMS Doris Esther Williams Beaumont

90, formerly of Stevensville and Wyalusing, died on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 14, 1922, at the family home in Lawton, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Mabel Estus Williams. She graduated from Rush High School with the class of 1941. Following her graduation, she was employed for a time as a housekeeper and telephone operator in the Montrose area.Doris married Clarence C. Beaumont at the home of her parents on Dec. 25, 1942. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm in Stevensville for many years, where they raised their three children. In earlier years, Doris was a member of the Stevensville Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school and belonged to the United Presbyterian Women's Group. She was a founding member of the Stevensville Birthday Club for over 55 years. In later years, she was a member of the Camptown Community Church, where she sang in the choir and participated in the Bible study group and the prayer chain. Doris also participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life for several years. Doris enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She was an avid gardener and always grew beautiful flowers and African violets. She was an excellent cook and baker. Doris was a gracious woman with a strong faith and great love for the Lord. Following her husband's death, Doris moved to Park Place Senior Center in Wyalusing, where she resided from 1994 to 2009. In December 2009, she became a resident of the Skilled Nursing Unit at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Doris is survived by her daughter, Marilyn (Philip) Underhill of Tennesee; sons and daughter-in-laws, Donald (Annette) Beaumont of Towanda, and David (Nadine) Beaumont of Arizona and Deleware; grandchildren, Greg (Darlene) Underhill, Jeff (Theresa) Beaumont, Beth (Donovan) Reinwald, Tim, Debbie, and Gracie Beaumont; step-great-granddaughter, Zoe (John) Woodruff; step-great-great-grandchildren, Alexis, Colton and Aria Woodruff; and several nieces and nephews. Doris was predeceased by her parents, George and Mabel E. Williams; her husband, Clarence C. Beaumont in 1992; brother, Donald Williams in 1950; infant grandson, Mathias Beaumont in 1995; daughter-in-law, Sandy Beaumont in 2000; and sister, Merle Tyler in 2013.The family would like to thank Dr. Lisa Ceraolo, Mary Cotton, CRNP, and all of the staff and volunteers at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Towanda Memorial Hospital for the excellent care Doris received and all the kindness that was shown to her while she was a resident there. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Camptown Community Church, Camptown, Pa., with her Pastor David Dewing officiating. The family will receive friends two hours before the funeral service, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Camptown Community Church. The interment will be in the Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, N.Y. The family suggests that memorial donations may be directed to the Camptown Community Church, P.O. Box 163, Camptown, PA 18815; or to the Skilled Nursing Unit Activities Fund, Towanda Memorial Hospital, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, in memory of Doris Beaumont. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Towanda Daily Review – October 10, 2013    


WILSON Susan B. Wilson

of Lansing passed away September 25, 2013, at the age of 43. Born March 23, 1970, Susan was the daughter of Hillis L. Wilson and the late Judy Ann Wickham Wilson. A graduate of Lansing High School and Elmira Business Institute, Susan was a member of Lansing United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling, quilting, and was a very creative person who enjoyed a variety of crafts. Susan was preceded in death by her mother, Judy Ann Wickham Wilson, in 2009. She is survived by her father, Hillis L. Wilson of Lansing; her grandmother, Mildred Wickham of Cortland; a close friend, Tina White of Brooktondale, and many cousins. For those wishing to remember Susan in the form of a contribution, please consider Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Rd., Lansing, NY 14882. Family will be present to receive friends at Lansing United Methodist Church on October 1, 2013 from 3-4 PM, followed by a funeral service, officiated by Pastor Jane Sautter, at 4PM. Prayers of committal at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa, NY, will be at 11AM, October 2, 2013. Lansing Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Star Gazette – September 28, 2013  


YOUNG Willard H. (Bill)

Seminole, FL: died peacefully on September 21, 2013 in Saranac Lake area visiting family of his longtime companion, Jo Winters. Born January 23, 1928 in Elmira NY son of Willard J. and Francis Young. Survived by Ryck Young and Randy Young of Elmira, Gaynor Young-Pierce (Dennis) of Elmira, and Bruce Young of St Petersburg FL, his children with Mary Katherine (Lyon) Young. Grand children Brent Young (Kara), Ryan Young (Stephanie), Carlye Trickett, ( Matt), Katy Pierce, and Jessica Martinez and many great grandchildren. Bill grew up in a family business, W.J. & E.R. Young Lumber and created his own family business with Mary Young, as Young's Tennis and Ski for 30 years. Bill always found a way to be in the outdoors from building tennis courts, to riding his bicycle for business errands, to sailing Keuka Lake, and of course skiing. His always sunburned face was his tribute to his outdoor life. A celebration of Bill's life will be in Summer of 2014 on the lake that he spent his youth and later years enjoying with his sail boats. The family thanks all the well-wishers for thoughts and memories they have given to them over this past week.  Star Gazette – September 28, 2013   



? Roxanne L. Reynolds

55, of 391 Downey Road, Rexville, NY died October 7, 2013 at home, surrounded by her family. The family will have a private memorial time at the family home at 391 Downey Road, Rexville, NY 14877. Services were provided by Howard's Funeral Home, 931 Maple Ave, Whitesville, NY. Star Gazette – October 10, 2013


? Joyce J. Van Deventer

Age 76 of Elmira, NY went to heaven on October 1st, 2013. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport/Elmira on Fri. October 4, 2013 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will take place Sat. morning at 10 a.m. Joyce will be laid to rest next to her parents, Eugene & Charlotte in the Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY.  Star Gazette – October 4, 2013   


? Jean W. West

age 85 of Elmira, NY, formerly of Oil City, PA died at St. Joseph Hospital on Friday, September 27, 2013. She is survived by daughters, Pamela (John) Espey of Gallatin, TN, Judy Sampsell, Susan (Bob) Emanuel all of Elmira; four grandsons; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Harold N. West in 1996. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th, FROM 11:00AM-12NOON WITH FUNERAL SERVICES AT THE CONCLUSION OF CALLING HOURS. REV. BETSEY R. CRIMMINS OFFICIATING. INTERMENT OF JEAN'S ASHES WILL TAKE PLACE IN OIL CITY, PA., AT THE CONVENIENCE OF THE FAMILY. The West family would like to give special thanks to the staff on the 3rd and 5th floor at St. Joseph Hospital. Star Gazette – October 2, 2013    


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By Joyce M. Tice