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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.

ABPLANALP -BOBBIE JEAN DEMO, age 46, of Blossburg, PA passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA. She was born on October 13, 1974 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Milford Craig Abplanalp and Onda (McKeehan) Brockerman. Bobbie enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter Lilliana Abplanalp. Bobbie is survived by her daughter Aleah Abplanalp of Blossburg, PA ; son Daryl Abplanalp of Huntingdon, PA; mother Onda Brockerman of Wellsboro, PA; stepmother Leona Abplanalp of Pine Valley, NY; grandchildren Lilliana Abplanalp and Mason Abplanalp; brother Jesse Dietze of Wellsboro, PA; sister Billie Jo Losinger of Huntingdon, PA; stepsister Billie Jean Wright of Pine Valley, NY and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and her sister Nicole Abplanalp Zisk. In honoring Bobbie's wishes, there will be no services. Donations may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


ALLEN -DEBORAH A. GULLO of Erin, NY passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 3, 2021 at the age of 65. She was born May 18, 1955 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Keith and Katherine Blood Allen. She is predeceased by her brother, Dale Allen and step father, George Poulson. Deb is survived by her husband of 31 years, Dale E. Gullo; children, Wyatt (Melissa) Halm, Dominic Gullo, Katie (Zach) Smith; Marie Gullo (Alishia Owens) and Dale Gullo Jr. (Rebecca Hartwell); several grandchildren, ; sister, Denise (Bob) Bryan and several extended family members who cared for and loved her very much. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 4-6PM. As all are welcomed, we will be adhering to NYS regulations for social distancing. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Deb please consider memorial contributions to Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY in her memory. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/6/2021


JADEN MITCHELL ALLEN, 19, of East Smithfield, died Monday morning, Jan. 25, 2021 following a motor vehicle accident in Wyalusing Township, PA. Jadon was born in Towanda, PA on Feb. 23, 2001 a son of Joy Savercool Allen and Gerald Allen. He attended Athens Area High School. Jadon was formerly employed by Pizza Hut in Sayre and as a security guard for EM1 Services. Jadon loved his family and was a friend to all. Jadon enjoyed listening to music, writing music and poetry, drawing, sculpting with clay and tattoos. Jadon is survived by his infant son, Aidan Niklaus, mother, Joy Allen, father and step-mother, Gerald and Amanda Allen, brothers, Josiah and Tyler Allen, sister, Shaylee Spencer, brother-in-law, David Spencer, niece, Rhiley Spencer, nephews, Ryker Spencer, Anthony Allen, grandparents, Patrick and Dody Savercool, Aleida Bryerton, Linda and Rufus Allen, David and Linda McDonald and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 at 12 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA with Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating. Contributions in assistance to Jadon’s Family may be directed to the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home. -Towanda Daily Review 1/28/2021


BAKER -GAIL ARMITAGE, of Laceyville, PA, passed away on Friday afternoon, January 1, 2021, at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Gail was born on January 11, 1945 the daughter of the late John R. Baker who passed away on June 20, 1974, and the late G. Arline Chamberlain Baker who passed away on July 20, 2004. For many years, Gail was employed for over 20 years, by Taylor Packing in Wyalusing, working in the boning room and sanitation. After her retirement, Gail enjoyed babysitting and cleaning houses in the Laceyville and Wyalusing areas. Gail was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion #534 Auxiliary. In her spare time, she loved working in her flower beds and making her home her showplace inside and out. Gail also loved spending time with her large and extended family. Surviving is her husband of 24 years, Melton J. Armitage, who she married on November 8, 1996. Also surviving are her children, Tammy (John) Nataline, of Millsboro, DE, John (Anna) Beeman, of Hickory, NC; Dean (Robin) Beeman, of Concord, NC; Ronald (Tina) Pierce, of Waverly, NY; Raylene (Larry) Gemberling, of Tunkhannock, PA, her step-daughters, Nicole Armitage, of Wyalusing, PA; and Jamie (Nick) Cotto, of Barton, NY, her 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Gail is also survived by her two sisters, Donna (Skip) Driggs, of Wyalusing, PA, and Linda (Stephen) Lovejoy, of Charleston, WV, her brothers/sister-in-law, John and Ellen Armitage of Laceyville, PA and Joe Armitage of Wyalusing, PA, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of Gail’s family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wyoming County Cancer Society, 8 Ironwood St., Tunkhannock, PA or to your favorite Relay for Life Team. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main St., Laceyville, PA. -Funeral home obit


JAMES H. BEAN - Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you, and quietly left us all..... James H. Bean, 82, of Litchfield, Pa passed away on Tuesday morning, January 5, 2021 at the Bradford County Manor. Jim was born on April 29, 1938 in Sayre, PA a son of the late George and Grace (Chamberlain) Bean. He graduated from Athens High School in 1957. On February 22, 1958 a cold and snowy day, James married Nancy Johnston – together they have shared nearly 63 years together. Their loved blossomed and together they welcomed four children to their family. Daily duties called Jim to work on his dairy farm in Litchfield. He also was employed as an iron worker for Binghamton Iron Local. Jim also enjoyed being a bus driver for Endless Mountain Transportation for ten years. Jim was a talented carpenter and woodworker and enjoyed what his family fondly calls tinkering. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. Jim’s dedication to his family and to his work is a testament of his character, hard-working and loyalty. If something needed fixing, he was the man to ask. If that meant he had to take time out of his day, he would do it. Those left to cherish his memory are ~ His loving and devoted wife, Nancy; his four children: Carl “Buck” Bean of North Carolina, Michael Bean, Cathy (Myles) Robinson, and Carolyn (Fred) Eick; his grandchildren: Kelly, Colleen, Kari, Rachel, Julie, Andrea, Json, Lori, Cindy, Becky, Jenny, and Timothy; eleven great grandchildren; his sisters-in-law, Barbara Bean and Stephanie Johnston; his brother-in-law, Frederick Johnston; and several nieces and nephews and their families. Jim will also be remembered by his friends and neighbors Tom Place, John Mann, and Bill Shonewater, who were a source of steadfast support and companionship throughout the years. We will always be forever grateful for the love and support shown to us during Jim’s stay at the Bradford County Manor ~ THANK YOU! James is predeceased by his parents; his siblings: Richard (Ruth) Bean, Robert Bean, and William “Bill” Bean; his daughter in law: Pam Bean; and brother-in-law, Francis Johnston. Abiding with the families wishes there will be no services. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Memphis, TN in loving memory of James H. Bean. -Towanda Daily Review 1/7/2021


ALLAN R. BEEMAN, 76, of Box Elder, SD, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at the Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center in Athens due to Lyme disease and cancer. He was born on March 20, 1944, in Towanda, the son of the late Ned and Betty Beeman. Allan was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard as an electronics technician, serving during the Vietnam War. He obtained his degree in electronics from Broome Community College. Prior to retiring, Allan worked hauling logs for Lloyd Benscoter and hauling pipes for Arrow and then bridges to the Northwest. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Nancy Beeman. Keeping with Allan’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being cared for by Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Athens. -Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 1/19/2021


BEMENT -MARCENE M. (Bement) STREETER, 84, of Troy (West Burlington Township), passed away at home on Sunday, December 27, 2020 while surrounded by her loving family. Marcene Madilyn was born on March 13, 1936 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of the late Maurice and Irene (Wheeler) Bement. She grew up in the Millerton area and at the age of 16, on July 10, 1952, Marcene married the love of her life, Charles Streeter. Charles preceded Marcene in death on July 3, 2010, following 58 years of marriage.  She was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for several years until her retirement. Marcene was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church. In earlier years, Marcene enjoyed traveling in the family’s motor home. The Streeter’s built an indoor heated pool at their home.  It was very popular with the family and the local community, especially on Sunday’s when gathering for a swim and fellowship. Surviving are her children; Dennis Streeter of Ohio, Mike Sr. (Connie) Streeter of Towanda, Irene (John) Forsythe of Endicott, NY, Brian (Jackie) Streeter of W. Burlington, Randy (Penny) Streeter of Troy, Marchelle (Tony) Paesano of Jonesborough, TN and Scot (Michelle) Streeter of W. Burlington, 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, brothers; Cecil Bement of Horseheads and Ronald (Joanne) Bement of Elmira as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents and husband, Marcene was predeceased by sisters; Marilyn Ferger and Vera Jean Reynolds and a brother; Robert Bement. In maintaining with Marcene’s wishes, services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, Inc., 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial donations in Marcene’s name can be made to a charity of one’s choice. -Funeral home obit


BORGIA -RAMONA MARIE SCHNEIDER - On Jan. 15, 2021, Ramona Marie Borgia Schneider of Wyalusing, PA passed away at 79. Ramona was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Mastbaum Jules Vocational High School in 1958. She married Charles Henry Schneider on Sept. 10, 1960. They moved to Rummerfield, PA in 1985. Ramona will be remembered for her love of gardening, baking Christmas cookies, cooking, crocheting and spending time with her family and friends. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 60 years, Charles; her children, Elizabeth (Scott) Mayers and Kenneth Schneider; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, John and Thomas Borgia. In addition to her parents, Ramona was predeceased by her son, Robert C. Schneider, grandson, Timothy Mayers, sister, Patricia Basily and brother, Samuel Borgia. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. -Towanda Daily Review 1/172021


BOYER -MARY IRENE BAKER, age 82, of Tioga, PA passed away at her home on Saturday, January 2, 2021. She was born on February 7, 1938 in Eldred, PA, a daughter of Bert and Cecelia Boyer. Mary was the wife of Neil Baker. She had worked as a cook and bartender at the Bush House restaurant in Tioga, PA, and was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church in Roulette, PA. Mary was very creative and enjoyed crocheting, latch hook, knitting and many arts and crafts. Mary is survived by her husband, her brother Robert Boyer of Texas, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Vernon, Buzz "Harold", Bert, and David. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary's name to the Tioga Ambulance Association, PO Box 103, Tioga, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


TIMOTHY R. BROUGHTON passed in peace Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 at the age of 62. He was the loving son of Mary K. and Eugene T. Cerutti, Sayre, the cherished brother of Todd and Kelly Broughton and treasured uncle of Eryn and Gavin Broughton. Tim will be fondly remembered by his family and friends as a loving son, brother, and uncle and as a happy and outgoing soul. Tim was a Sayre High School graduate and participated in undergraduate studies at Penn State University. He was receded in death by his father, Donald L. Broughton. Private family services will be held. Donations can be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, PA or to a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville. -Wellsboro Gazette 1/15/2021


CLARENCE BROWN, (Tuff) 92, husband of the late Neva (Forrest) Brown, a long-time resident of the Shunk, PA area, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at the Dar-way Nursing Facility in Estella. Clarence was the youngest of seven children born to Hurley and Blanch (Bartlow) Brown. He was born Dec. 27, 1928 at the family home in Shunk, known as the “Old Homestead.” He attended Estella High School. Tuff was employed as a log truck driver and worked in two different saw mills in his earlier years. Later in his life he worked at PennDot in Laporte as a machinery operator for many years until his retirement in 1981. Clarence proudly served our country in the United States Army from Sept. 1948 – Sept. 1951. He was stationed in Germany and served during the Korean War era. He was a member of the American Legion Post 452 in Mildred and the Moose Lodge 113 in Danville. Clarence was a passionate outdoorsman. He loved hunting and salmon fishing in Pulaski, New York. He was a talented mechanic and liked to tinker on anything he could. There was nothing Tuff couldn’t fix, once tearing down an old barn and rebuilding it by memory. Most importantly he cherished his family and his home. Surviving Clarence are his daughters, Marsha (Harold) Benson of Canton and Roxanna (William) Harkness of Murrieta, California; grandchildren, Ronnie (Connie) Benson of Cogan Station, Travis (Maya) Harkness of San Ramon, CA, Granddaughter-in-law, Shannon (Jesse) Escalante of Lowell, VT, eight great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents and wife Neva, Clarence was predeceased by a son, Royce Brown and siblings, Letha Warren, Elizabeth Brown, Elwood Brown, Jesse Brown, Ellis Brown, Aaron Brown and Kenneth Brown. A private family funeral service will be held at the Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility in Canton, with military honors accorded. Burial will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery, PA at the convenience of the family. -Towanda Daily Review 1/19/2021


THOMAS HURLEY BROWN age 29 of Elmira, NY passed away on Sunday January 17, 2021 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Thomas was born May 19, 1991 in Elmira, NY the son of Richard E. and Camille Hurley Brown. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School Class of 2009. Thomas received degrees in Ontario, Canada from Fleming College and Trent University. He was working for Delta Water Fowl in Manitoba, Canada. Tom loved playing hockey and everything outdoors. He loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Thomas touched the lives of countless people and gave the gift of life as he donated his heart, kidneys, eyes, and tissue; because of this, his kindness will live on in others. Thomas was pre-deceased by his grandparents Leon B. and Nadine Gaylor Brown and Thomas J. Hurley, his namesake. He was also pre-deceased by his aunt and uncle Vaughn and Dominic Palmieri. Thomas was a man of the land not only in America but also in Canada, where he was passionate about wildlife; especially ducks, deer, and fish. While in Alberta, Canada, he was an avid waterfowl researcher for the University of Waterloo, Ontario. His current position was Marsh Manager at Delta Waterfowl in Manitoba, Canada. From a very young age, Tom excelled in athletics, including hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. Hockey was his first passion that continued past high school. He spent countless hours skating on our family pond. He played Jr. 'B' Hockey, for the Elmira Jr. Jackals and the Syracuse Stars. He then went on to play Jr. 'A' hockey for the Temiscaming Royals in Quebec, Canada. He pursued his passion for hockey at the collegiate level at Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario. Tom was still playing hockey as a young adult. He has left behind countless friends form both Canada and America. His heart will always beat on. The Brown's want to extend their sincerest thanks to his extended family, especially friends (#FTB) and the Mac's family for all their support given to Thomas not only throughout his entire life but also in this most difficult time. Thomas is survived by his parents Richard E. "Brownie" Brown and Camille Hurley Brown; sister and brother-in-law: Samantha and Christopher Markham and their son Patrick Hurley Markham of Rochester, NY; maternal grandmother: Ursula (Mrs. Thomas J.) Hurley of Elmira, NY; aunts and uncles and cousins; Kim and Owen Grant and their children Thomas Noble and Jessica Barrett of Craig, Colorado , Ronald and Joan Brown of Kentwood, MI , Sharon and Robert Joralemon of Horseheads, NY, Donna and Douglas Coles of Horseheads, NY; Tim and Jennifer Coles of Pittsburgh, PA, Scott and Monica Coles of Syracuse, NY, Chris Brown of Michigan , Kim and Andy Scott of Michigan , Schelle and Allen Slater of Elmira, NY, Brian Howard of Dewittsville, NY and Fredrick and Shannon Howard of Elmira, NY and many extended family members and friends, especially his close hunting buddy Robbie. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad  St., Horseheads, NY on Monday January 25 , 2021 from 2 to 6 PM to celebrate Thomas's Life . In lieu of flowers the family would graciously acknowledge donations in Thomas' name to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA 2435 State Rt. 352. Elmira, NY or to Donate Life America 701 East Byrd Street, 16th Floor Richmond, VA. Due to COVID restrictions everyone is required to wear a mask and social distancing will be practiced. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/22/2021


BROWN -VELMA (Brown) LOPARCO, 61, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y. Born May 2, 1959, in Blossburg, she was a daughter of the late Orlo and Eleanor (Gleason) Brown. In keeping with Velma's wishes, services will be private and held at the convenience of her family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, PA. -Wellsboro Gazette 12/29/2020


VINCERNT R. BUJAN, the elder son of Joseph and Mercedes Bujan who both passed-on in 1998, died at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home on Jan. 7, 2021. He was 83. He is survived by his brother David Bujan, from Boston, MA. Raised in Towanda, Vince was a 1955 graduate of Towanda High School where he was a class officer, played football and in basketball was selected for the ’53 JV All-Star game in Sayre. But he will probably best be remembered for his exploits on the baseball diamond. In 1949, the first year of the Little League in Towanda, he pitched a one-hitter. In high school he was oftentimes referred to as “Mr. Shortstop” on the championship teams of 1954 and 1955. He also played second base on the championship American Legion teams of 1953 and 1954. In the 1955 American Legion Eastern All-Star game he stole four bases — second and third, twice. Vince also played golf at the Towanda Country Club and was a Top 10 player in 1957 and represented Towanda in the Four Club Tournament played in Mansfield that year. Vince graduated with a BA degree from Elon College (now University) in North Carolina in 1959 where he was vice president of Sigma Phi Beta fraternity, played on the baseball team and in his senior year ran the 880 on the track team. His track coach was former Towandian Harry “Sid” Varney. Vince loved growing up in Towanda and stayed in close touch with the community through the 1990s and beyond. In 1995 he established the Frank C. Bialek Award, honoring his old high school coach and in 2003, working with Jim Towner, publisher of The Daily Review, and state senator, Roger Madigan, he was instrumental in getting the River Street extension named for industrialist, John B. Merrill. Shortly after college graduation Vince was drafted into the Army. Most of his military time was spent with the 2nd Infantry Division at Ft. Benning, Georgia. While there he played third base on the team that won the division softball crown and also did some sports writing for the Columbus Ledger-Inquirer, and a number of years later (July ’99) one of his editorial writings would be published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While living in Atlanta, he was a member of the Fairington and Willow Springs Country Clubs, the Atlanta Ski Club and the Atlanta Black Tie Club. In 1975 he became a charter member of the Atlanta Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and entertainment/publicity chairman for the first three Emmy Award Shows. In 1977 he was named to NATAS Board and received an award from the academy for distinguished service. Vince spent over 30 years in the advertising business, beginning his career in 1962 in New York City with Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn (BBD&) — one of the world’s largest and most prestigious agency’s — working on the media planning and buying for First National City Bank and Consolidated Edison. He later moved to the J.M. Mathis agency as account executive on Canada Dry Products and the Saab automobile. In January, 1969 Mr. Bujan moved to Atlanta, signing on with the Harris & Weinstein Agency as senior account executive on the expanding Southern Airways account, and would also direct the television planning and buying for the airlines newly-acquired expansion markets of New York, Washington, Chicago, Miami, St. Louis, Memphis, Orlando and New Orleans. After stints as vice president of marketing and executive vice president of two other Atlanta agency’s he founded Vince Bujan Advertising, Inc. in 1975. From its inception, the Bujan agency was positioned to serve the marketing communication needs of small to mid-sized “Blue Chip” companies. Its intent was to provide these business with the marketing and advertising experience of a large national agency and the hands-on personal service and reasonable cost that could only be provided by a smaller local agency. For the next 20 years, that combination helped a wide variety of mostly Atlanta-based businesses meet their marketing and advertising needs. During this time, ads produced by Vince Bujan Advertising would receive three awards for advertising excellence. In 2004, as a member of the YMCA near his home in Marietta, Vince would receive The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award issued by George W. Bush. Over his lifetime his astonishment of our world led to his love of travel. The more he saw of our world the more he wanted to see and led to his making many trips outside the USA to visit the major areas in the Far East, Middle East, Mexico, South America and Europe. This led to his greatest reward — sharing it with others through slide presentations to civic groups and personal friends.-Towanda Daily Review 1/12/2021


BUDDY A. CLEMENS age 87 of Big Flats was born July 18, 1933 in Elmira, son of Curtis Urell and Marie Elizabeth (Turner) Clemens and passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Corning Hospital after a brief illness He was predeceased by his sons Todd D., Mark D. and Kirk M. Clemens and is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carole (Ross) Clemens of Big Flats; granddaughters Brandi S. (Trevor) Dieffenbach and Amber L. Clemens (Bill Deely); great grandchildren Leah White, Devon and Stryker Dieffenbach, Christopher Clemens and Miles Lang; Buddy was formerly employed with Thatcher Glass and retired from Schweitzer Aircraft. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army; a lifetime member of the Big Flats American Legion and was an avid golfer. A Celebration of Buddy's life will be held when it is safe to do so. It will be announced in advance. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Buddy through donations to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/6/2021


CONGDON -DONNA Congdon MORKSZYNSKI of Lakewood Ranch, FL passed away on January 3, 2021 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida at the age of 88. Donna was the daughter of Edgar Fayette and Leone Pellor Congdon. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Stanley Morkszynski; her daughter, Doreen Vroman; brothers, Robert and Lester Congdon; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth and Shirley Congdon; and nephew, Arthur Congdon. Donna is survived by a brother, Karl (Connie) Congdon; sister-in-law, Dolly Congdon; nephew, William Congdon; and nieces, Regina (Raymond) Miller, DeEtta (Glenn) Antes, DeLecia (William) Plouse and Deborah (James) Glose. Donna will be laid to rest in Sarasota, FL. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/2021


CONNOR - JUANITA C. PATTERSON, (Skeet) 90, of Towanda passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 24, 2020 at her home of 70 years with family by her side and in her heart. Juanita was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and loved her family unconditionally. She found great joy in her beloved grandchildren and loved to share the wonderful memories of taking them on camping trips and the many hunting adventures she had with her family. Juanita was born Nov. 4, 1930 in Towanda. She was the daughter of George and Theda Stephens Connor. She was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1948 and remained active in the planning of class reunions for many years. Juanita married James L. Patterson September 2,1950 and they enjoyed 61 years together. Juanita was employed by the former Acme Market in Towanda, as a cashier and with the meat department for 38 years until her retirement. She always had time to for a smile and conversation for anyone she met and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Juanita and her husband, Jim, enjoyed Modern Western Square Dancing and were charter members and twice presidents of the Grand Paraders of Troy. Juanita loved to share stories of square dancing and the life-long friendships she made. The couple traveled extensively in their motor home to all 49 states and additionally traveled to many foreign countries. For a number of years, Juanita enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida. Juanita attended the First United Methodist Church in Towanda. Juanita is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Patrick) Smith of Waverly, NY and their daughters, Gretchen (Andrew) Chadwick and Andrea (Paudie) Long, Dr’s. Cynthia Patterson (Fred) Kephart of York, PA and their children, Amelia (Charles) Iaconangelo, James Kephart, and Christopher Kephart, her son, Tim Patterson (Donna Benjamin) of Towanda and his children, Eric Patterson (Lauren Cerio) and Heather (Bill) Sproule, great grandchildren, LilyAnn, Ben, Connor Sproule, Gemma and Callan Long, and her sister, Virginia White of Shamokin Dam, PA. In addition to her parents, Juanita was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James L. Patterson, beloved son, James Connor Patterson, sister, Winifred Schmid, and brother, George Connor. A memorial service will be held at a later date. -Towanda Daily Review 12/31/2020


JOHN E. COOLBAUGH, JR. age 82, of Elmira, NY, passed away at home on Sunday, January 17, 2021. He was born on January 26, 1938 in Dallas, PA to the late John and Edith (Vandermark) Coolbaugh Sr. John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce (Nichols) Coolbaugh; sons, David (Deborah), James (Rachel), Jeff and Todd (Janean) Coolbaugh; daughter, Sharon (Scott) Bellows; brothers, Arthur and Steven; sisters, Nancy, Rita, Johnna, Carol and Margie; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. It was John's wish that no services take place. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/20/2021


LYNN L. CRAYTON, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 24, 2020. Lynn was born on Sept. 20, 1944 in Towanda, the son of Albert and Louise Williams Crayton. Lynn was employed by various places throughout his life which included several excavating companies, his last employment being with Bishop Brothers. Lynn enjoyed helping his son on the farm and wood working with his grandson Bryan. Lynn also enjoyed general conversation with friends, family and special friends, Larry Sherman and Harry (MaryJane) Fassett. Lynn is survived by his wife of 56 years, JoAnne Vanderpool Crayton. He left behind 3 surviving children; Dennis (Debra) Crayton of Monroeton, Donna Johnson (Scott Dunn) of Burlington, Dale Crayton (Shawn Hottle) of Wysox, grandchildren; Amy (Chris) Donovan, Danielle (Jason) Gallagher, Dinah (Gavin) Chilson, Bryan (Deidre) Crayton, Ryleagh Johnson, Dustin, Darrin, Dalayni, and Derika Crayton, great grandchildren, Tarasa Donovan, Nina and Lia Gallagher, Skyler, Presli, Deelan, and Amelia Chilson, and Alyvia Crayton. Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Darin, grandson, Derrick Dieffenbach, and brother, Lee. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. -Towanda Daily Review 12/31/2020


TODD ADDISON DEWEY, 69, of Winter Garden, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 with his loving wife of 20 years, Dawn, by his side. Todd passed away after complications from a stroke. Todd was born on April 15th, 1951 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Stanley and Mary Ellen (Kuster) Dewey. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy High School in 1969 and began a job as a maintenance mechanic at Anchor Glass in Elmira Heights, NY, where his career spanned 45 years in a variety of positions with the same company. Todd loved fishing, nature, and animals. Together with Dawn, he had a small farm in Catlin NY with as many as 88 animals, barnyard as well as exotic. Todd spent countless hours gardening, and especially enjoyed the sun on his shirtless back. Todd and Dawn relocated to Winter Garden, FL in 2014 to enjoy the year-round sunshine. Todd will always be remembered for how much he loved his family, his quirky sense of humor, work-hard play-hard philosophy, generous nature, and his uncanny resemblance to Sam Elliot! Besides his wife, Dawn, Todd is survived by two children, Chalet (Jeff) Dewey-Flint of Oswego, NY, and Tanya (Tony) Bernarduci of Henrietta, NY; two stepchildren, Rachael (Richard) Cravens of Winter Garden, FL, and David (Amy) Trimber of Millport, NY; grandchildren Olivia, Vanessa, Audrey, Tyler, Taylee, Joseph, Douglas, Jocelyn, Connor, Trey, Riley, and Reese. Todd is also survived by his sister Amber (Francis) Dickerson-Whitford of Elmira, NY, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family will be holding a small gathering on January 10, 2021 at 2pm with a service held at 3pm at Winter Oak Funeral Home, 1132 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL. Masks will be required, and social distance guidelines will be followed. The family invites you to view the service live at 3pm on Facebook by "liking" Winter Oak Funeral Home & Cremations. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/2021


LEO G. DIEFFENBACH, age 66, of Dushore, PA, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. Leo was born September 25, 1954, the son of the late Leo Worth & Elizabeth G. Foley Dieffenbach. He graduated from the Sullivan County High School, a member of the class of 1972. He then graduated from Penn State University in with a degree in business administration.  He also worked out west where he took graduate courses as a purchasing agent in San Francisco, CA, and Gardenerville, NV. He retired from Procter and Gamble in Mehoopany after 17 years of service. Leo was a member of St. Basil’s Church in Dushore, PA, and a member of St. John Neumann Council 12406 Knights of Columbus. He was a caring father, and brother, and also loved the outdoors and nature. Surviving: son: Bryce (Maëlle) Dieffenbach of Champagne-Urbana, IL, daughter: Kelley (Siva) Pulugurtha of Raleigh, NC, fiancée: Cathy Collins of Cresson, PA. sister: Carol Dieffenbach of Dushore, PA, niece: Suemayah Gouda and Orlando Gonsalves, nephew: Adel (Fran) Gouda, two great nephews: Adam Gonsalves, Elias Gouda and numerous cousins. A Transferal service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, January 15th 2021, from the Homer Funeral Home, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA, with his pastor, Father Thomas J. Major, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, January 14th 2021 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. and on Friday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the transferal. Memorials may be directed in his memory to: Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, 333 Oak Drive, Dalton, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. -Funeral home obit


DIPIO -CAROLINE A. LEWIS, age 91, passed away January 1, 2021 in Sayre, Pa. A lifelong Valley resident, she was born in Sayre, Pa. on August 10, 1929 to Josephine and John DiPio and graduated from Sayre High School. We will miss our “Sweet Caroline” who was an avid golfer, loved playing cards, attending social gatherings, and traveling with her friends. “Carrie” as she was known to family and friends, was predeceased by her loving husband Jim; daughter Linda; sister-in-law Marge (Lewis) Bidwell, sisters: Marlene, Virginia, Deborah (Debbie), Joan, brother Tony. She is survived by her brother John DiPio; sons: Jim (Stephanie), Ron, and Paul; grandchildren: Bill, Kristina, Jennifer, and Timothy Lewis, five great-grandchildren and many very special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. At Carrie’s request, there will be no gatherings at this time and memorial donations may be made to the Waverly Free Library. Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options is assisting the family. -Sayre Morning Times 1/4/2021


EDWARDS -MARY CATHERINE MORGAN, née Edwards, was a lifelong resident of Elmira, NY and passed away at Absolut Care of Three Rivers in Painted Post on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the age of 89. Mary was born in Elmira, daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy Welliver Edwards. She was predeceased by her son Frederick William Morgan. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Frederick Weed Morgan. She is also survived by her brother Donald Edwards of Concord, CA, her daughter Katherine "Kate" Morgan of Elmira, Kate's spouse Jeffrey Hall, her grandchildren Miki and Paul Takeuchi and great granddaughter Megumi King-Takeuchi as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary attended high school at Elmira Free Academy where her friends knew her as "Mary Kay". She attended Parsons School of Design in New York City and earned her Master's Degree in Education from Elmira College. She started her teaching career working in the Elmira, Horseheads and Waverly school districts. She then went on to teach for many years at Elmira Business Institute until her retirement. Mary was always interested in antiques and collected, bought and sold them for many years. She was a long-standing member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a genealogy buff/mentor. Those who knew her well were impressed by her encyclopedic knowledge of Hollywood films of the 30's, 40's and 50's. Mary was a member of Lake Street Presbyterian Church. Due to ongoing COVID restrictions services for Mary will be held at a later date. Those wishing to do so may remember Mary with a donation to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira NY. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/16/2021


ELLIS -ELIZABETH TRESSA Ellis BUTTON, (Bette) 92, of 186 Cessna St. Sayre, Pa. passed away Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2020 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa. “Bette” as she was known by her family and friends was born in Dimock, Susquehanna County, Pa on July 16, 1928 the daughter of Fred and Harriet Babcock Ellis. She was a graduate of Spring Hill High School. In early years Bette was employed by the P & A Chicken and Burger Pit in North Towanda. She was later employed by the Ulster Elementary School Cafeteria for over 20 years until retirement. Bette and her husband, R. Wayne Button enjoyed traveling in their motorhome. Bette also enjoyed baking and decorating cakes and playing the organ. She was a member of the former Ulster Presbyterian Church and the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her children, Kevin F. Button of Sayre, Brian W. Button Sr. (Melissa) of Evart, Mich., Bonnie L. Hunsinger (Richard) of Sayre, grandchildren, Andrea L. Button, Brian W. “Bud” Button II., Dannie Elizabeth Button, brother, Clayton Ellis (Judith) of Mifflinville, Pa., sister, Beulah Herman of Tunkhannock, Pa. as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Bette was predeceased by her husband, R. Wayne Button on January 9, 2002, sister, Vivian Hathaway, and brothers, Carl Ellis, Clifton Ellis, and Clyde Ellis. A private funeral service will be held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in the Tyler Hill Cemetery, Springville, Pa. -Sayre Morning Times 1/4/2021


MATTHEW WILLIAM ELLISON, 44, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2020 at Troy Community Hospital with loving staff by his side. Matthew was born on Feb. 10, 1976 in Wellsboro to beloved parents Ronald William Ellison and Sylvia Simmons Ellison. He attended The Home of Merciful Savior for Crippled Children in Philadelphia, from age two until age six. Matthew then began school at Don Gill Elementary and continued his schooling through Wellsboro Area High School. Matthew graduated from Mansfield Area High School in 1997. He received services through Martha Lloyd Community Services for the past 18 years, during which he resided at the Martha Lloyd ICF/ID's Westgate home in Mansfield. Matthew also attended Martha Lloyd's Day Program, where he enjoyed spending time with his friends and staff. Those who were fortunate enough to have known Matthew will remember the special light that he brought to everyone's life. Matthew loved listening to a variety of music, listening to books, helping in the kitchen and enjoyed long walks with his friends. Matthew will be deeply missed by all who knew and spent time with him. He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Sylvia Ellison, several aunts, uncles and cousins as well as many special friends. Matthew is predeceased by maternal and paternal grandparents. A private celebration of Matthew's Life will be held at a later date at Martha Lloyd Community Services, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for Martha Lloyd Community Services, Troy, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Mansfield, is assisting with arrangements. -Wellsboro Gazette 1/17/2021


CHARLES LARUE FESSLER, 91, of Covington, PA and Rochester, NY, passed away Monday, December 21, 2020 at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Rochester. He was born August 13, 1929, in Mansfield, PA, the youngest of 6 siblings of Charles Henry and Anna (Patterson). He was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Jane Lucille (Tiffany). Charles is survived by his son, James Charles (Terrie Pickard) Fessler of Hertford, N.C.; daughter, Patricia Ann Doring of Rochester, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Brian Fessler, Christy Fessler, Elizabeth Herzog, Rebecca Ozarowsky, Suni Pickard and Dylan Pickard; two great-children, Annabelle Ozarowsky and Calvin Fessler. Charles was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in Germany with an ambulance company of the Pennsylvania National Guard. He was a proud member of the American Legion and regularly planted flags for veterans at his local cemetery. After returning from his service, Charles began his career as a machinist, working for Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg, PA and eventually for Kodak in Rochester. After his retirement, Charles and Jane moved back to Covington, PA and enjoyed their golden years spending time with friends and family. He always looked forward to long scenic drives, tinkering in his workshop, breakfast at Eddie's Restaurant and taking any opportunity to share countless stories with friends and neighbors. Due to Covid, no gathering is planned at this time. Contributions in memory of Charles may be made to American Legion Charities at or by mail to The American Legion, Donation Processing, PO Box 361626, Indianapolis, IN or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave., Suite 1100N, Bethesda, Md. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/29/2020


FIESTER -BETTY M. REIBSON, (Betsy) 77, went home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 16, 2021 while surrounded by her family in her home. Betty Marie was born on May 25, 1943 to the late Harold Warren and Ruth Irene (Day) Fiester. She grew up in Estella and graduated from Loyalsock Joint High School with the class of 1961. On June 30, 1961 she married the love of her life, Duane Reibson. They shared 59 blessed years of marriage and raised 4 children. Betsy was a woman of faith and a member of the Millview Wesleyan Church. Betty was an avid reader and enjoyed visiting the Dushore Library. Her utmost importance in life was her family, especially spending time with her beloved grandchildren. Betty is survived by her husband; Duane Reibson, Sons; Andrew (Sunnyeo) Reibson, John (Joyce) Reibson and Michael (Brenda) Reibson, daughter;  Christy (Scott) Harriman, grandchildren; Anna Reibson, Matthew Reibson , Hannnah Reibson, Elizabeth (Shawn) Lawrey, Thaddeus Reibson, Adam (Amy) Reibson, Bethany Reibson, Mason (Michelle) Harriman and Noelle Harriman, great-grandchildren; Rowan, Taysin, Aiden, Natalie and Everly, siblings; Gary (Linda) Fiester, Lyndon “Pete” (Joy) Fiester, Rebecca Aldinger of Estella and Joey (Betty) Fiester as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Besides her parents Betty was predeceased by her sisters; Nancy and Roberta Fiester. In maintaining with Betty’s wishes there will be no viewing or funeral services. A private graveside service will be held in the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility Inc, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Mrs. Reibson's memory to the Millview Wesleyan Church or -Funeral home obit


CHARLES W. FORREST, 75, Ulster, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. He was born Aug. 8, 1945 in Waverly, N.Y., the son of the late Loren W. and Phyllis (Harvey) Forrest. Charles loved his machining and being a part of the Bradford County Old Timers Association. He enjoyed attending the events, especially the tractor pulls, and loved taking his children and grandchildren along. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing. He is predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law Margaret and Joe Platt and brother and sister-in-law Glenn and Roberta Forrest. Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years Kathleen (Sherwood) Forrest at home, children Amy (Jeff Shedden) Nickeson of Gillett, Pa., Brenda (Pat) Dawson of Staunton, Va., and Jeff (Mary) Forrest of Sarasota, Fla., grandchildren Brandon, Jeremy, Matthew, Lauren, Elizabeth, Rebecca, and Edward, and many great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Loren H. (Rosemary) Forrest, of Ulster, Pa., and Larry (Connie) Forrest of Towanda, Pa., and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. The family is being cared for by Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Charles’ memory to: Bradford County Old Timers Association, Tractor Pull Fund, c/o Michelle Jennings, 1850 Manahan Road, Towanda, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 1/12/2021


TED PATERSON FRANKLIN, 79, of Granville Summit, PA, well-known Land Surveyor, went to be with the Lord at his home on January 4, 2021 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 3, 1941, to Theodore R. and Jean Patterson Franklin in Towanda, PA, attended Towanda Area Schools and graduated in 1959.  He was a member of the first wrestling team at Towanda High. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force where he specialized in electronics, telemetry, and drones. After leaving the Air Force, he was employed by Ryan Aeronautical Manufacturing in California as a technological representative liaison serving in the Vietnam War Theater. He then was employed by Avco-Everett in Massachusetts specializing in ICBM re-entering space craft acquisitions, Rex-Op divisions and then IBM in Washington, D. C. in customer relations and Hamilton Standard as an aerospace technician.  When he moved back to Towanda, he was employed by Shep Shaylor Surveying where he apprenticed for his lifelong career as a professional Land Surveyor. In 1969, he met and married the love of his life Gail Rockwell of LeRoy, PA, and they had a loving marriage of nearly 52 years.  After marriage, they followed engineering and surveying jobs around the country with T.D. Bross Construction and Engineering before settling in Berkeley Springs, WV, where he became licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor and launched his own business. Wanting to return home to Pennsylvania, he and Gail bought their home of many years Hickory Lodge in Trout Run, PA, and started a Pennsylvania surveying business which they operated for 44 years. In 2015, they built a home in Granville Summit on Gail’s family farm to retire. His joy in life was the love of his family. In his earlier years, he was an avid hunter and fisherman and had a lifelong hobby of precision target shooting.  He spent many hours reading and studying his bible and spent time tinkering on various projects and inventions. He held the first patent on retractable snow tire chains that are now more advanced and used on school buses and other commercial vehicles. He is survived by his wife Gail, at home; a son Lee E. Franklin (Mandy), Granville Summit, daughters; Lisa Zdon of Towanda and Tammy Smiley of Wysox, 7 grandchildren; Sarah Rose Lantis, Santa Cruz, CA; Mallory Zdon, San Diego, CA; Leanna Franklin, Canton, Isaac, Eli, and Audrey Franklin of Granville Summit and Piper Ann Zdon of Towanda. He is also survived by brothers-in-law Roger Rockwell (Stephanie), Sayre, PA; Brian Rockwell (Kim), Cogan Station, PA; Robert M. Rockwell, Granville Summit, PA; and sisters in law, Susan Rockwell, Canton, PA and Kelly Nearing (Bob), Granville Summit, PA; a special cousin, Victor Franklin, Wysox, PA, and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends as well as his beloved Australian Shepherds Major and Molly and cat Lydia. He was predeceased by his parents and his mother-in-law and father-in-law Phyllis Long Rockwell and Robert J. Rockwell, as well as a daughter Rebecca Kashtan Dremann, Lynchburg, VA. The family would like to thank Guthrie Hospice and the medical team at the Sayre VA Clinic. There will be a memorial service at a later date because of the current pandemic. Burial will be private. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, Inc., 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Animal Care Sanctuary, East Smithfield, PA, in his name. -Towanda Daily Review 1/7/2021


FUREMAN -BEVERLY ANN (Fureman) MURPHY, 73, of Wyomissing passed away Jan. 7, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Palmyra, she was a daughter of the late Harry I. and Elmira Grace (Welty) Fureman. Beverly earned a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, serving as an educator in the Wyalusing Area School District in Home Ec, second grade, kindergarten and fourth grade for many years. Following retirement from Wyalusing, she taught at Lackawanna College while becoming a licensed local Methodist Pastor. She served as pastor to Silvara and South Auburn until she retired to spend more time with her grandchildren. She was honored to marry both of her daughters in the Camptown Community Church, where she was also a member. Beverly was an avid Steelers fan, becoming quite spirited while watching games. She also enjoyed reading, crocheting, learning about the history of WWII, watching her grandchildren play sports and riding horses. She is survived by two children, Dr. Kimberly M. (Robert) Rauenzahn D.O. and Colleen M. (Sergey) Kononov of Exeter Township; two siblings, Debra, widow of James Fisher of Hummelstown and Donald (Jenna) Fureman of Palmyra and four grandchildren, Noah, Sasha, Aaron and Grace. She leaves behind three beautiful nieces and four admiring nephews, as well as her Brazilian family. She is also leaving behind her spouse, Glenn E. Murphy. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc. of West Reading is in charge of arrangements. -Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 1/13/2021


THEODORE M. FULLER, 75, of Glen Rock, passed away on Jan. 12, 2021 at Wellspan York Hospital. He was born in Little Marsh on Nov. 2, 1945, the youngest of six children born to Glenn and Margaret Fuller. Ted graduated from Cowanesque Valley High School and retired from North Penn Gas Company/PPL Gas Utilities. Ted was an avid Eagles, Steelers, and Penn State football fan. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, traveling, bike riding, woodworking, hunting, fishing, gardening, driving his Gator around the farm, wintering at his Florida residence, and especially spending time with his family. Ted is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janet; four children: Kathryn (Travis) Payne, Rebecca (Jonathan) Laughman, Joanna (Joshua) Greenman, Jonathan (Katie) Fuller and five precious grandchildren who called him Poppy: Lucas and Allison Payne, Zoey, Emelia and Brynlee Greenman. In honoring Ted's wishes, there will be no services. A private family celebration of life will be held later this summer. Arrangements are under the direction of Geiple-Predicce Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. of Glen Rock. -Wellsboro Gazette 1/14/2021


OUGLAS R. GRAHAM -Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.... Douglas R. Graham, 94, of Englewood, Fla., and formerly of Smithboro, N.Y., passed away on Dec. 27, 2020. Doug was born on a cold winter’s day on Jan. 29, 1926 in Straits Corners, N.Y., a son of the late James B. and Mary L. Helin Graham. He was a graduate of Owego Free Academy and following graduation, enlisted into the U.S. Army, where he proudly served his country during WWII. On Aug. 21, 1948, Doug married Beverly J. Root, together they have shared 72 years of marriage. Doug was a longtime employee of Kennedy Valve in Elmira where he spent 35 years working as a tool and die maker. Following retirement in 1987, he and Bev moved to Florida where they enjoyed the warm sunshine and card playing with friends. Doug enjoyed woodworking, was known as a true jack of all trades, Doug could “fix anything” and tinkering to make anything work. Doug and Bev also loved to travel, fond memories of family trips to the Catskills and Adirondacks always were a special time. Time spent with his family always warmed his heart. A devoted and loving husband, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather, his greatest pleasure was to give whatever he had to others. Doug lived life with grace, dignity, humor and courage. Doug will be missed by his wife, Beverly; his sister-in-law, Anna Moon-Root; his daughters, Marsha Graham and Wendy Kreh; his grandchildren, Teddy Kreh and Amanda Danforth; great-grandchildren, Ally Anna, Teddy Jr., and Isabella; his siblings, Pauline (Ken) Gage, Phyllis Van Vleit, Larry (Angela) Graham, Bill (Connie) Graham, Verna May Rogers, Pat Brown, and Barbara (Gary) Wayman; David (Barbara) Graham; and many nephews and nieces. Douglas was greeted in heaven by his parents; his siblings Kenneth Graham, James Graham, Helen Roper, Dorothy Graham and Jack Graham; and his grandchildren Daniel and Jessie. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Doug’s life on Friday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Lemon Bay Funeral Home, 2 Buchans Landing, Englewood, Fla. -Sayre Morning Times 1/5/2021


HAFLETT -Dr. DONNA J. CORBIN (Haflett), 72, of Fawn Township passed on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Roxbury, NY, she was the oldest daughter of Pauline Swingle and the late Norman Haflett. She grew up in Alba, PA on a dairy farm, where she roamed the fields with her beloved horse Nancy. She was a graduate of Canton Area High School, class of 1966. She then attended Temple University in Philadelphia and went on to graduate from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1973. Donna was a dedicated optometrist for 40 years. She started with a practice in her home in Morrisville, New York and later continued and ended her career in her practice in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. She was a very active member of Center United Methodist Church, in Fawn Township, where she was a Sunday school teacher and youth group leader. She was an active member and past president of the Tarentum Area Lions Club. She loved all of her animals and taking care of them, including her horses, chickens and her sidekick, Flynn. She loved crafts and making personal gifts for everyone she loved. She also had a passion for gardening and everything outdoors, including a special talent for weeding. Our mom touched so many lives and showed us a path of how to live and most importantly how to love. She guided her grandchildren to a life of exploration, adventure, love of God and caring for others above all else. She nurtured love for all she came across and was a shepherd to her family and her animal friends, who most certainly wept at her passing. She wouldn’t want us to be sad, because she is in a much better place now. She would want us to celebrate her life. With these challenging times we are gathered as a family to mourn our loss. We plan to have a huge celebration of her life in the summer when we can hopefully gather together. All those who knew and loved her are not only welcomed but expected (wearing purple of course) to come and share stories of her life, her impact and her endless well of love. We’ve heard a lot about heaven gaining and angel but it’s more than that. Heaven gained an angel with access to the VIP room. She was proceeded in death by her father, Norman Haflett; step-father, William Swingle; daughter, Kelly Corbin; and grandson, Landon Peterson. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Gordon Corbin; her siblings, Robert Haflett (Linda), Jane Porter (Larry, and David Haflett (Darlene); her children, Dr. Amy (Corbin) Peterson and her husband Dr. Jeff Peterson,  Kara (Corbin) Perry and her husband Jay Perry and Ryan Corbin and his wife Jessica Corbin; her grandchildren, Madelyn and Carter Peterson, Kelly and Ellie Gould, Triston Perry, Rylan, Reegan, Colton and Owen Corbin, Scarlett and Clark Peterson. In lieu of flowers or gifts we ask to donate to the Cancer Research Institute in her honor. We can only hope to help find a cure for this awful disease. <;&lt;; <;. Arrangements were entrusted to the Fox Funeral Home, Inc., Saxonburg, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 1/12/2021


BURTON W. HALL (Burt) age 91 of Gillett, PA passed away Monday, January 18, 2021, after living a long and full life. Born on December 28, 1929, in Pennsylvania, Burt was the son of the late George W. & Crystal Gernert Hall. In service to his country, Burt served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for many years as a mail carrier. An entrepreneur, he co-founded and operated Hall’s Candies in Gillett, Pennsylvania, and helped to grow the company to be recognized country-wide. Burt was a true “fix-it-man” in every sense of the word and is remembered as being very resourceful by his family. A fixture in Gillett, Burt was well known and much loved by his community and was a member of Victory Church, Troy, PA. Survived by brothers John (Mazie) Hall, Leon Hall, and Gary (Jeanne) Andrews; nieces and nephews, Ann (Larry) Hastings, Jody (Dale) McKinney, Darlene (Mark) Heitz, Jennifer (Steve) Spencer, Jacalyn (Rick) Grover, John (Nancy) Vanderhoef, Ryan (Cass) Andrews, Beth Andrews, Greg Andrews and Emilee (Jonathan) Carpenter. He is predeceased by sister, Mary (Gerald) Hyslop, and sister-in-law, Sarah “Sally” Hall. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY, on Friday, January 22, 2021, between 11 a.m. – 12 (noon). All Covid guidelines must be followed with attendance of no more than 25 people at one time. Funeral services will be private at the family’s convenience. -Funeral home obit


HERMAN -ALLAYNE BACON, age 96, of Gaines, PA passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. She was born on July 30, 1924 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of Albert and Anna Kay (Stotz) Herman. Allayne was the wife of the late William Bacon. Before her retirement, she worked as a factory laborer. She enjoyed gardening and planting flowers. Allayne is survived by her son Wayne (Helene) Putman of Cherry Flats, PA; two grandchildren Holly and Darren along with three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers Chuck, Billy and Eddie; sisters Lorraine and Norma, and stepdaughter Linda Tarabori. In honoring Allayne's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Funeral home obit


HERNANDEZ -CLARA A. DIAZ, 92, of Waverly, N.Y., went home to be with her Lord on Monday morning, Jan. 4, 2021 at her daughter’s home, where she resided. Clara was the daughter of Antonio and Caridad Hernandez of Cuba and was born in El Ancón, Cuba, on Aug. 19, 1928. She lived the first half of her life in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba. She graduated with a degree in Elementary School Education and went on to teach in a three-room school. Clara married Mario J. Diaz in 1949. In 1962, Clara, along with her husband and two young daughters, fled to the U.S. from Communist Cuba which was under the dictatorship of Fidel Castro. In 1963 they moved to Arecibo, Puerto Rico, where she returned to school and received a degree in Library Science. She worked as a librarian at El Colegio De La Inmaculada Concepción until her retirement in 1982. Clara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and loyal friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, but especially loved to spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Clara loved her Lord Jesus Christ, her family and friends. She also loved to cook, sew and care for her flower garden. Clara is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Miriam and Gary Watson, daughter Maritza D. Ponter, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by family remaining in Cuba, including a sister Tonya and a brother Marco Hernandez and several nieces and nephews. Clara is predeceased by her beloved husband Mario J. Diaz, father and mother Antonio and Caridad Hernandez, a sister Yolanda Hernandez and more recently, her son-in-law Robert “Rep” Ponter. At the family’s request, a graveside Christian Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date. Clara will be laid to rest in the St. James Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC,, in loving memory of Clara A. Diaz. -Sayre Morning Times 1/5/2020


HERRING -BLANCHE M. COLLINS, 87, formerly of Millport, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. She was born in Powell, PA on October 4, 1933, the daughter of the late Norman and Lucretia (Hamilton) Herring. She graduated from Towanda Valley High School in 1951. Blanche was Postmaster at the USPS office in Millport for many years. She was a member of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen and a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #426. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Thomas E. Collins in 2018, daughter-in-law, Patricia Collins on November 1, 2020, eleven siblings, and by her loving dogs, Missy and Princess. She is survived by her daughters, Deb (T.J.) Riley, Katrina (Gary) Ector and Cindy (Rocky) Rumsey; sons, Thomas P. Collins, Steven R. (Janet) Collins, Joe (Julie) Collins and Tim (Wendy) Collins; sister-in-law, Sandra Collins; brother-in-law, Dave Talada; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and by several nieces and nephews. The Collins family would like to extend their gratitude to Seneca View SNF for the many years of care given to Blanche. A memorial mass will be held at a later date at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 124 Marina Dr., Montour Falls, NY or Seneca View Skilled Nursing Unit 3 Activities Dept., 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/30/2020


EDWARD J. HINTZ - Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you, and quietly left us all … Edward “Ed” J. Hintz, 89, of Windham Summit, Pennsylvania, went to be with the Lord in the early morning on Jan. 17, 2021. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Nov. 8, 1931, a son of the late Edmund and Julia (Konschak) Hintz. Ed spent his childhood summers at his Uncle Al and Aunt Suzanne’s Konschak Farm — a place that holds many fond memories. Ed graduated from Frankfort High School and became a master plumber under the care of his uncles’ tutelage. In 1972, he married Carolyn Klotz and they have shared nearly 49 years together. They moved to Windham Summit in 1976 and in 1988, he built their home. Ed and Carolyn enjoyed traveling by motorcycle, taking numerous trips across the countryside, especially the Thousand Islands. He was a member of the Greater Valley Assembly of God and had a passion for the Scripture and could quote many passages from memory. Together, Ed and Carolyn shared a love for nature, caring for farm animals, cultivating a large garden, and for the last 10 years, they became beekeepers. Ed will be missed by his wife, Carolyn; his children and their spouses, Raymond Hintz, Susan (Hintz) and Dennis Sutherlin, John and Marie Hintz, Heidi Hintz; his step-children, Wendy Lightcap Witman and William Lightcap; his 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also remembered by his sisters and their husbands, Janice and Jack Harrington and Elaine and Charles Christian. He was predeceased by his parents, his son Roy Hintz, and daughter-in-law Sue Hintz. Abiding with the families wishes, there will be no viewing hours or funeral service. A family gathering will be held in the Spring when the birds are singing and the trees are budding. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Greater Valley Assembly of God, 104 S Main St., Athens, PA or the Ulster Animal Care Sanctuary, 353 Sanctuary Hill Ln, Milan, PA in loving memory of Edward J. Hintz. -Towanda Daily Review 1/192021


INGEBRIGTSEN -KARI H. HECK (CRAWFORD), 78, of Laporte, PA passed away on January 12, 2021 at The Highlands Nursing Care Facility. She was born on October 3, 1942, in Berg, Norway to the late Gudrun Kristiansen and Bjarne Ingebrigtsen. Her family emigrated to the United States in January 1949. She graduated from Lowell High School in Lowell, MI and volunteered with the literacy program in Lowell, MI. She also volunteered at the United Christian Ministries in Osceola, PA. Kari loved life and lived it her own way. She was an avid book reader and she also enjoyed fishing, sewing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Crawford of Waverly, N.Y., Dana Mongiello of Sayre, Pa., Dolly Crawford; and son-in-law, Randy McKenney of Mansfield, Ohio; her grandchildren, Brittany, Gavin, and Aidan Crawford, Michelle (Anthony) Lawrence, Dayla Crawford; her brother, Odd K Ingebrigtsen of Brentwood, NY and her many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sons, Donald Jr., Darren, David and Dodd Crawford; her parents, her sister, Wenche E Ingebrigtsen-Barcellos; and her sister-in-law, Patricia E Ingebrigtsen. No calling hours; a private service and interment will be held at the discretion of the family at a later time. The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 1/16/2021


GERALD N. JENNINGS, (Jerry) 82, of Ulster, Pa., passed away on Jan. 2, 2021 at his home. He was the loving husband of Neysa I. (Robert) Jennings. The couple married April 12, 1959 and had 61 happy years together. Jerry was born on May 17, 1938 in Sayre, Pa., son of the late Cortez and Mary (Smith) Jennings. He was a contractor for many years in the East Smithfield and surrounding areas. Jerry bowled in the leagues at Terrace Lanes in Troy, Pa., and enjoyed attending sporting events where his grandchildren played. Jerry is survived by his wife Neysa; his children Terry Jennings of Ulster, Leysa (Jim) Woodruff of Sugar Run, Pa., Lori (Linda Tate) Jennings of Sayre, and Linda (Steven) Miller of Laceyville, Pa.; his grandchildren Kevin (Danielle) Woodruff, Nicholas (Ashley) Woodruff, Aaron (Kelsey) Woodruff, Terrance Woodruff, Courtney (Leon) Walter, Tamara (James) White, Hillary (Mark) Crawford, Clinton (Mattie) Crawford, and Rae Lyn Jennings; his brothers Randy (Linda) Jennings of Indiana and Allen Jennings of Spring Lake, Pa.; his sisters Barb Halstead of Houston, Texas, Jean Fethers of Athens, Pa., Joan Feathers of Gillett, Pa., and Juanita (David) Light of Rome, Pa.; his sister-in-law Linda Horner of Batavia, N.Y.; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Wayne Jennings, his brothers-in-law Melvin Feathers and Charles Robert, and his stepmother Genevieve Jennings. Family and friends are invited to a gathering at Mt. Pisgah County Park, 2181 Wilcox Drive, Troy, Pa., on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1 p.m. to celebrate Jerry’s life. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made in Jerry’s memory to the American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 1/6/2021


JENSEN -MARIKAY IRENE JACQUELINE (Jensen) BUINISKS, 69 passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy. H and Jacqueline P. Jensen, and her brother Roy Jensen. Marikay was born in Rockville Center, Long Island, N.Y. on February 13, 1951, and was raised in Bethpage, N.. She attended Bethpage High School through 12th grade. After high school, Marikay married Michael Buiniskis in 1973 and devoted her time to her family of four. Throughout her lifetime, Marikay was devoted to her entire immediate and extended family, caring for others selflessly and lovingly while always giving it to you straight! Her favorite place to be was in her beautiful gardens with her hands in the dirt and making so many recipes in her kitchen with her sons, grandkids, her daughters-in-law(s) and many friends. Her love of music and laughter was contagious. Marikay always made everyone feel welcomed. Marikay will be deeply missed by her family, friends, neighbors, and the community. Marikay is survived by her devoted husband of 47 years and her loving sister Loraine Cintron together with her brother and sister-in-law Tony and (Jean) Buiniskis. Also, her three children, their spouses and 8 grandchildren: Shawn Buiniskis and children; Rhianna Buiniskis, Madison Buiniskis, Dominic Elia, Bailey Buiniskis, Brayden Buiniskis. Christopher (Bobbie) Buiniskis, children, Christina Buiniskis and Jerad Chilson. Kevin (Courtney) Buiniskis and son, Austin Buiniskis. Marikay is also survived by her 3 great grandchildren Jett, Lincoln and Alena. Marikay is also survived by her most loving and devoted nieces, nephews and cousins: Richard Pearson, Crystal and Tina Pearson, Karen (Rob) Gangi, Erica Verriotto, Kendal Cardenas, Jill Berry and Brian Jensen, Robert (Marivic) Buiniskis, son Anthony Buiniskis, Jennae Buiniskis Moron her children Jackson, Jordan and Jamison Moron and many devoted and caring cousins who shared a special bond with Marikay. Marikay retired from the Guthrie Clinic of 25 years where many members of the community got to know her. She was loved by many and will always be missed. Marikay’s family would like to thank the many, many friends and neighbors who have extended great kindness throughout this time to the family. You have been true angels. Michael and the family would especially like to thank Shelia Boothby, her loving friend, and neighbor along with the multitude of doctors, nurses, aids, and medical staff who helped and assisted Marikay during her time of need. There will be a graveside service to honor Marikay, on Tuesday January 12, 2021 at 11 a.m. at North Barton Cemetery in Lockwood, NY. We will have a celebration of life this summer to honor Marikay’s special life. Memorial contributions may be sent to Michael Buiniskis at 1712 Ridge Road, Lockwood, NY. We are also asking in honor of Marikay, that donations can be given to the National Kidney Foundation at Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. -Sayre Morning Times 1/11/2021


JONES -ALICE J. CARR, 80, of Lawton, PA passed away suddenly on January 5, 2021. She was born on April 15, 1940 the oldest child of the late William D. and Agnes M. Jones, Sr. She was predeceased by a sister, Margaret (Jones) Coolbaugh and her grandson, Adam Phillip Teetsel. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Elton Romeyn Carr, son, John W. Carr of Stevensville, PA, daughter, Ann Marie Licata (Kenneth) of Hummelstown, PA, daughter, Catherine E. Teetsel (James) of Meshoppen, PA, son, Thomas M. Carr (Joyce) of Corning, NY, daughter, Rita J. Edwards (Steven) of Springville, PA and son, Daniel J. Carr (Kimberly) of Waverly, NY. She is also survived by a brother William D. Jones Jr. (Vicky) Friendsville, PA, sister Mary Edsell (Carl) of LeRaysville, PA and sister June A. Burton (Ronald) of Hallstead, PA. Alice cherished her family particularly her 15 grandchildren and great grandson, Bryan Carr, Devon Carr, Dominic Licata, Francesca Licata, Gabriella Licata, Vincent Licata, Julianna Licata, Angelo Licata, David Teetsel, Carolyn Teetsel, Abigail Carr, Curtis Edwards, Madeline Edwards, Gabriel Edwards, Peyten Carr, and great grandson Jackson Teetsel. Alice grew up in Friendsville, PA on her family’s farm. Alice attended the Rushville School until 1958 when she was part of the first Senior Class at Elk Lake High School. She married Elton on July 8, 1961. Alice was a devoted communicant for her whole life between St. Patrick’s Church in Middletown, PA and St. Francis Xavier Church in Friendsville, PA. Her service to the faith community ranged from teaching religious education to providing support for funeral masses. Alice worked at the Grange National Bank in Lawton for many years as a teller and then as Branch Manager. Alice was dedicated to her community; after retirement, she volunteered for 20 years with Meals on Wheels and delivered meals to community members in need. She was recognized statewide for her service. She also served on the Elk Lake High School and SCCTC School Board for many years. In her younger years, Alice was Den Mother for the Lawton Cub Scout Pack and received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts for her contributions. Alice was also a leader for the local 4H Club. Alice spent her life doing for others. She often sacrificed her own well-being for those in need. She was loved and will be missed greatly. In lieu of flowers please contribute to Meals on Wheels of Susquehanna County. The family will hold a Funeral Mass at a later date. -Towanda Daily Review 1/9/2021


JONES -NETTIE J. MAYS, 96, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at Leighton Place Assisted Living, Williamsport. Nettie was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Morris, the daughter of the late Evan and Anna (Plumley) Jones. She married Paul E. Mays on Oct. 4, 1946 and they celebrated 64 years of marriage until his passing on Oct. 27, 2010. Nettie graduated from Wellsboro High School, Class of 1942 and was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro. Nettie is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Larry Jackson of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Kris (Timothy) Hilbert of Knoxville, Tenn. and Thomas Jackson of Parkersburg, W.V. and three great-granddaughters of Knoxville, Tenn. In addition to her parents and husband, Nettie was preceded in death by a son, James Mays and a sister, Leona Ward.Due to COVID- 19 restrictions, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main St., Wellsboro. -Wellsboro Gazette 1/11/2021


JOSEPH L. KARPAUITZ JR. (John) - A life well lived is a precious gift of hope and strength and grace, From someone who has made our world a brighter, better place It’s filled with moments, sweet and sad. With smiles and sometimes tears, With friendships formed and good times shared and laughter through the years. A life well lived is a legacy, of joy and pride and pleasure, a living, lasting memory our grateful hearts will treasure ~ Joseph “John” L. Karpauitz, Jr., 88, affectionately known as the “Mayor of Potterville” passed away peacefully of natural causes on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. John, as he was known by his family and friends was born on February 24, 1932 in LeRaysville, Pa a son of the late Ruie (Grippin) and Joseph Karpauitz, Sr. John spent his youth in LeRaysville, he often reminisced how he walked to school in the snow and during his school years had assisted on the Gorham Farm. John was a graduate of the LeRaysville High School class of 1951. Following graduation, he enlisted into the US Marines and proudly served his country from 1952 – 1955. A dedicated Marine, John took great pride in displaying the United States Flag and was honored to receive the Veteran’s Appreciation Day Award at Northeast Bradford School in 2017. On December 19, 1964 in Herrickville, Pa John married Dawn Brown and together they recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. John will be remembered for owning the Karpauitz Loggings and Saws a business which he started in 1955. The door was always open at his shop he loved to have friends and neighbors visit and conversations would often include news of Bradford County and politics. If you were lucky, you even had some of Mimi’s cooking or Penny’s chocolate chip cookies! Conversations would often lead to John’s heart gleaming with pride as he was so very proud of his granddaughter’s accomplishments in and out of school. As “Mayor of Potterville” John was proud to call Bradford County his home. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and trips around the block. John was an instrumental and a founding member of Haighs Pond, where he served as director and loved to be present for the boat shows. He also dedicated many hours to the restoration of Cook’s Pond and also enjoyed ice fishing there too. John was a member of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ; the VFW Post 6824 and the Eastern Bradford Rod & Gun Club at Haighs Pond. John and Dawn also loved the comforts of their recliners where they enjoyed cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and watching the races. He also loved to spend time outdoors gardening and tending to his yard. Although you’re now in heaven above, we pray you feel our continuing love and how blessed we were by your life here. We’ll always hold your memory dear. John will be greatly missed by his wife of 56 years Dawn; his memory will forever be treasured by his daughters: Candy K. Haverly and Penny Karpauitz; his sister Iola Cragle; his special granddaughters: Bridget Haverly (Rob Borkowski) and Josie Haverly; Gary’s son Matthew; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Florence “Peg” and Tom Taylor; Willis “Bill” and Genelle Brown; Sam and Diana Brown; his nieces and nephews: Curt and Yvonne Cragle, Becky and David Dewing; Jim and Rita Crawford, Pose and Greg Foster, Susan and Jack Allis, Gary Karpauitz and Judy Cole, Robin and Lee Moore, Ark Karpauitz, Lorinda and Bobby Vanderpool and all their families; many cousins and his favorite canine companion and grand dog Piper. John was welcomed into heaven by his parents Ruie ~ December 1973, Joseph Karpauitz ~ January 1984; his son-in-law: Gary Haverly ~ August 2019; his siblings: Donald “Kap” Karpauitz ~ October 1987; Robert Karpauitz ~ March 1990 (Esther ~2013); Betty Allis ~ July 2015 (Raymond Allis ~ March 2015); a brother-in-law: Robert Cragle ~ October 2015; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Ella ~ December 2003; Daniel Brown ~ June 1991) his sister-in-law: Sally Rawlings ~ May 1982 ; and niece Caren Philippi ~ December 2005. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Sunday, January 10th from 2 – 6 pm at the Sutfin Funeral, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Appropriate precautions will be taken for public health concerns when at the funeral chapel to include wearing masks and social distancing. A funeral service and celebration of his life will be held on Monday, January 11th at 1 pm at the funeral chapel. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the LeRaysville-Pike Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 78, LeRaysville, PA or to the Northeast Bradford Education Foundation, 526 Panther Lane, Rome, PA in loving memory of Joseph “John” L. Karpauitz. -Towanda Daily Review 1/9/2021


KEENE -JOYCE MARIE MCMAHON, 87, of Clayton, Ga. (formerly from Arcadia, Fla., and Waverly, N.Y.) passed away in peace Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 after an extended period of declining health at Cannonwood Village Assisted Living in Tiger, Ga. She was born on Aug. 12, 1933, the daughter of the late Earl and Thelma (Dixon) Keene. Joyce was predeceased by her loving husband Bill, and her sister Joanne (Keene) Rider. She is survived by her sister, Renie (John) Burdick, and her children, Michael (Mary) McMahon, Susan McMahon, Patrick (Maria) McMahon and Steve (Tammy) McMahon. She lived a very pleasant life with Bill, raising her family and was most proud of her kids and all that they did through life, as well as her 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A Waverly High School graduate, she retired from the Robert Packer Hospital Laboratory after 32 years of service. After retirement, she and her best friend Bill, experienced a grand adventure while traveling far and wide in their motorhome, visiting friends and family, before settling in at Toby’s in Arcadia. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Arcadia and cherished her church family. Throughout her adult life she spent hour upon hour crocheting hats and booties for babies in hospitals as well as chemo patients. Joyce moved to Clayton to be with family in March 2020. Following a second stroke in September, she moved to Cannonwood. The family is especially grateful for the loving care and support she received at Cannonwood Village and by the staff of Pruitt Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Trinity United Methodist Church in Arcadia. Memorial donations can be accepted in the form of a check to Trinity United Methodist, 304 W. Oak St., Arcadia, FL. -Sayre Morning Times 1/19/2021


J. RICHARD KENYON, (Dick) 84 of Farmers Valley, PA passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Shirley A. (Lawrence) Kenyon. The couple married October 13, 1957 and had 63 happy years together. Dick was born on December 4, 1936 in Canton, PA, son of the late James W. and Ruby O. (Ross) Kenyon. He attended Troy High School. Dick was a farmer, truck driver, and school van driver for Trojan Transport. He enjoyed roller skating, square dancing, playing cards and marbles, going for walks, telling stories, and mowing the lawn. Dick was an avid bowler, bowling in several leagues at Terrace Lanes, and was inducted into the Troy Bowling Hall of Fame in 2016. Dick is survived by his loving wife Shirley, his children: Jeffery Kenyon of Troy, Joey (Penny) Kenyon of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Jody (Angie) Kenyon of East Troy, PA, and Janet (Calvin) Crandle of Troy, his grandchildren: Marsha (Darian) Weaver, Eric (Greta) Kenyon, Jason Kenyon, Logan (Melyce) Kenyon, Lanaya (Abe) Storrs, Tyler and Cody Crandle, his great grandchildren: Nicholas and Bridgette Weaver, Aubree and Delaney Kenyon, Hunter and Haylee Kenyon, Adelynn Kenyon, his brother Ronald (Rhea) Kenyon, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Joan and Gene Jackson, along with several nieces, nephews, and special cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Ralph Kenyon, an infant sister, and his daughter-in-law Renee’ Kenyon. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of Dick’s family with his son, Pastor Jody Kenyon officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 1/14/2021


RICHARD KRAMER (Bif) died on Dec. 21, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer at his home in Wyalusing. Born July 17, 1950 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Fredrick and Lydia Beeskau Kramer, he was the second oldest of four boys. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers David and Gary. Bif is survived by his wife, Marcy (PA); stepdaughter, Amber Epperson (GA); brother, Mark Kramer (WI); niece, Jennifer (Justin) Hatcher (WI); nephews, Andy (Becky) Kramer (WI) and Steve Kramer (WI); several great-nieces and a great -nephew. He will be immensely missed by too many family and friends to list all names. To know Bif, was to love him. Bif was bigger than life, and he brought out the best in those around him.  Bif was an incredible athlete and proudly served in the United States Army. His life was filled with great adventures, and he lived all over the United States over the 30 plus years he was a pipeliner. Bif was a lover of music, great food, animals, Green Bay Packers, Miller Lite, travel, fishing, hunting and great jokes. He and Marcy rode with the Two Dogs Motorcycle Club as well. His legacy will live on through the endless love, generosity, fun and melodies his loved ones will continue to share. The family would like to give thanks to the Guthrie Hospice Care team. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted with the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing. -Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 1/4/2021


LABOSKY -ANN T. (Labosky) MCCARTHY, age 93, of Mansfield, PA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 10, 1927 in Olyphant, PA, a daughter of George and Kathryn (Semonick) Labosky. Ann and her husband, Paul J. McCarthy, celebrated 65 years of marriage on August 27, 2020. She retired from Mansfield University and was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church. Ann enjoyed gardening, sewing, watching and feeding her birds, but mostly enjoyed being with her family. Ann is survived by her husband; two sons, Frank (Sara) McCarthy of San Jose, CA, and David (Brenda) McCarthy of Lewisburg, PA; a daughter, Donna (Wayne) Krause of Middleburg, PA; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Martha; four brothers, Paul, Lee, Phil, and Joe; and her special Angel Tammy Rice. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Mike, Pete, George, and Samuel. In honoring Ann's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


LATTIMER -SANDRA Lattimer COLE TINNEY, 85, of Athens, Pa. passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 after a brief illness. She was born on October 11, 1935, in Shickshinny, Pa., the daughter of the late Gordon Lattimer and Dorothy Decker. Sandra enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed crocheting, puzzles and going to bingo and the casino with her friends. She is predeceased by her husbands; James Cole and Lawrence Tinney, and companion, Con Brewer; sister; Anita Dudley, and an infant great-grandchild. Sandra is survived by her children; Karen (Dan) Rigdon, James Cole, II, Sherry (Rich) Maye, Kathy (Mike) Dauberman, Steve Cole and Rob Cole, grandchildren; Matt Blow, Shianne Giron, Amy Hannafan, Jon Rigdon, Andrea Dauberman, Erica Stadtler, Garret Dauberman, Bridget Dauberman, Kevin Liddiard, Mariah Salama and Kayla Rigdon, more than two dozen great-grandchildren, closest friends; Suzy Clink and Dorotha Welch, special cousin, Patty Henry; brother-in-law, Dallas Dudley; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. At the family’s request, services will be private. The family is being cared for by Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 1/4/2021


GEORGE M. LEAR, age 93, of 2622 Spring Hill Rd., Laceyville, PA passed away Wednesday evening, January 6, 2021 at Tyler Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. George was born on December 21, 1927 in Plumsteadville Twp, PA the son of the late Clarence S. and Hettie (Miller) Lear. On December 27, 1952, he married the love of his life, Mabel A. Chatburn. They enjoyed 61 wonderful years together until her passing on March 5, 2014. Together George and Mabel farmed for 14 years in Richboro, PA. After leaving the farm, George worked 26 years for the Central Bucks School district as a custodian. Mabel and George moved to Bradford County 27 years ago after retiring, living near Troy and later moving to their present home on Spring Hill in 2001. In recent years, George enjoyed tending to his home, mowing his lawn, creating latch hook rugs and watching the RFD channel. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his special friend Bart Tewksbury, traveling around visiting neighbors and going on road trips to see his siblings. He was also fond of his ‘girls’ Olivia Tewksbury and Karissa Brown who kept him company, cleaned for him and made sure he was fed, especially his sweet tooth, during his final months. George is survived by his dear sister Gladys Neppes of Hamburg, PA; and his two brothers Clarence (Bud) Lear Jr. and wife Maggie of New Hope, PA; and Walter Lear of Alexandria, PA; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Emma Diehl, Doris Long and Olive Davis; and brothers John Lear, Garwood Lear and Herbert Lear. Memorial graveside services will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family at the Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Ambler, PA. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville, PA. -Funeral home obit


LEONARD -JUDY Leonard SMITH age 77 of Elmira Heights passed away December 24, 2020 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center from covid-19 complications. Judy was born and raised in Elmira a daughter of the late Ernest and Constance (White) Leonard. She is also predeceased by her brother-in-law Michael Bobby. Judy is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Bruce A. Smith; children and their spouses, Chris and Michelle Smith of Horseheads, and Becky and Len Close of Elmira; grandchildren, Amanda (Jason) Barsavage, Lindsey Smith, Joshua (Kayla) Wade, Kyle Wade; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Grayson, Jalen, Bailey, Braelynn, Ryan and Oliver; siblings, Diane (George) Stage of Mansfield PA, Joanne Stoddard of Elmira Heights, Roxanne Bobby of Elmira; along with many nieces and nephews. Judy enjoyed cooking and baking. She loved animals, having many pets over the years. The best times for Judy were those spent with family at Waneta Lake. Private services will be held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/31/2020

LEONARD -PATRICIA ANN KIZER, age 72, of Millerton, PA, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was born on February 16, 1948 in Canton, PA, a daughter of Ernest and Margaret (Meade) Leonard. Patricia owned and operated Nana's Country Sweets. She enjoyed arts and crafts, sewing, gardening, reading, and horror movies. Patricia is survived by her sons, Michael (Charlene) Bock of Caton, NY, Shaun Bock of Daggett, PA, and Brian (Felicia) Kizer of Westfield, PA; two daughters, Candy (Todd Ayers) Bock of Wellsburg, NY, and Brenda Ray) Harding of Corning, NY; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; five brothers, Duane (Ruth) Leonard of NC, Ernest Leonard of Williamsport, PA, Glenn (Barb) Leonard of Millerton, PA, Tony (Helen) Meade of Tuscarora, NY, and Rodney Leonard of NC; three sisters, Dawn Meade of NC, Cherokee Curley of NC, and Becky. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Janet Lynne Bock; and a sister, June Ferricks. A private visitation will take place at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions can be made to the DCA (Dialysis Center of America) of Wellsboro, 223 Tioga Street, Wellsboro, PA. -Funeral home obit


THOMAS H. LOOMIS, (Tom) age 79, of Mansfield, PA passed away at his home on Saturday, January 23, 2021. He was born on July 13, 1941 in Bay City, MI, a son of Herald and Viola (Corey) Loomis. Tom was married to the late Mary K. (Porter) Loomis for 51 years prior to her death on March 5, 2018. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and a professor in the Art Department of Mansfield University for 30 years. He enjoyed tinkering, inventing, teaching and creating art. Tom is survived by his sons, Jeffrey (Dawn) Loomis of Mansfield, PA, Todd (Adrienne Fleek) Loomis of Cooper Landing, AK, and Guy (Ashley Bellows) Loomis of Mansfield, PA; eight grandchildren Kyle Mattison, Samantha Bohart, Megan Warren, Peyton Loomis, Gavin Loomis, Sydney Loomis, Michael Lundy and Lela Lundy; three great grandchildren Delaney Mattison, Hunter Mattison and Bryce Loomis; and his care-giver Megan Earle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and his sister Royal Birky. In keeping with the family's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


LUTHER -KATHERINE ANNE KINNER age 73 of Wellsburg went home to be with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on Fri. Jan 8, 2021. Born on Apr. 2, 1947 in Elmira, NY, Katherine was the daughter of the late, Clarence & June M. Fulford Luther. She married Mark D. Kinner on Apr. 21, 1973 in Elmira, NY. Katherine had a special gift for gardening and is where she felt the closest to God. Her never ending faith carried her through life’s high and low points. She loved and understood her Bible and enjoyed writing. She loved being a homemaker and dedicated her life to her large and loving family who survive. Husband and companion of 47 years, Mark D. Kinner Sr., Wellsburg; their children, Gary (Wendy Ggien) Kinner, W. Elmiira; Melissa Kinner, OH; Vicki Kinner, Elmira; Tina (Steve) Evans, Gillett, PA; Mark (Carolyn) Kinner Jr., Wellsburg; and Richard (Alyssa) Kinner, Elmira; many grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; her siblings, Lance (Nui) Luther, Jack (Ginny) Luther, Frank Manwaring, J. (Patty) Manwaring, Mike Manwaring, Clarence “Dimper” (Ruth) Manwaring, and Vinny (Jackie) Manwaring; along with many family friends. In addition to her birth parents, she was predeceased by her adoptive father, Clarence Manwaring, her brother Darwin Manwaring, and her best friend and cousin Ruthy Costley. Katherine was a very private person, all her services will take place privately and she will be interred in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/2021


JOHN PATRICK MACNAMARA, passed away Jan. 20, 2021 in Asheville, from an unexpected illness. John, who went by the name, Jack, was a true “Jack of all trades.” He was born Dec. 18, 1950 in Harrisburg, to the late John and Catherine Volgan Macnamara. He was quick witted and a builder and hobby mechanic. Jack met his wife, Deb, in Freehold, New Jersey, before planting roots in Ulster. There, they went on to build their home and have two sons, Ian and Logan. Jack was a loving father and took pride in the hobbies and adventures he had with his family in life. He had big dreams of travel and made his last big journey to Udine, Italy where he and Deb enjoyed a long visit with his sister, Lucy, brother-in-law, Alberto and niece, Valentina. Jack lives on in the heart of his family and friends. West Funeral Home is assisting the family. -Towanda Daily Review -1/23/2021


Mr. ROBERT M. MADRAK, (Bob) age 74, of Meshoppen, PA, passed away at his home, early Friday morning, January 22, 2021 surrounded by his loving wife and their family. Robert was born in Taylor, PA, Lackawanna Co., on August 18, 1946, the son of the late Edward J. Madrak Sr. who passed away in 1991 and the late Edna Podlaski Madrak who passed away in 2010. In his youth, he spent time at his parents’ summer cottage on the Susquehanna River in Myo Beach in Meshoppen, where he became an excellent water skier. Growing up around Duryea, PA, Bob was a graduate of the Northeast High School, in Duryea, with the class of 1964, he would later attend technical school, and get certified as a mechanic. After high school, Bob was drafted in the US Army, entering on April 1, 1966 and served until March 12, 1968, during that time he was stationed in Germany. In his 30’s he bought 75 acres of land just outside of Meshoppen, when all there was, was trees. He built his house from those trees. In addition to the house, he constructed the road bed to the house, as well as excavated the pond next to the house. He loved bird watching, and enjoyed species identification of birds and other wild life in the surrounding woods. He waged a daily war on the squirrels that infiltrated his bird feeders. On September 30, 1989, he married the former Theresa Ladyka. For over 30 years, Bob was employed by PennDOT, in Luzerne County and later Wyoming County, retiring in 2001, as an Auto Mechanic Supervisor. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed creating things, both useful and artforms, he enjoyed going for walks in the woods, hunting at the top of the mountain, complete with his hand-built hunting shelter. Bob always had his dogs with him, and enjoyed his walks in the Florida Keys, with his dog, Maggie. On the top of his favorite things were fishing, excelling as an angler, with is favorite areas being the Susquehanna River and the Florida Keys. Bob was an expert story teller, listening to live music, especially classic rock, coaching various sports teams for his children, golfing, Coors Banquet Beer, Macallan Scotch, good conversations especially with his family. Surviving is wife of 31 years, Theresa Ladyka Madrak, of Meshoppen, PA, his two daughters, Robyn L. Madrak Plant, and her husband Derek of Batavia, IL, Emily Madrak of Tulsa, OK, and his son Jeffrey Madrak of San Francisco, CA, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial services and military services, will be held at a later date this coming summer, at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., South Abington twp., PA or to the Wyoming County Cancer Society, 8 Ironwood St., Tunkhannock, PA. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, PA. -Funeral home obit


MARSIGLIO -TONYA L. WELCH, age 59, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 at The Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. She was born on February 3, 1961 in North Tonawanda, NY, daughter of John and Lillian (Huntington) Marsiglio. Tonya worked at Partners In Progress. She enjoyed crafts, dressing up, music, jewelry, and visiting. Tonya is survived by her children, Angela Lucas of FL, Kimberly (Matthew Sallade) Nichols of Coudersport, PA, Scott (Kristi) Lucas of FL, Brian Lucas of Coudersport, PA, and Samantha (Nathan) Sallade of Coudersport, PA; grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a brother, Roger (Ann) Marsiglio of Elkland, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John Marsiglio, and Jeff Marsiglio; and a sister, Darlene Leach. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place in West Hill Cemetery in Galeton, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


MCCARTNEY -SYLVIA RINEBOLD (Jeanne) age 80, of Elmira, NY. Passed away December 13, 2020 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Born on January 23, 1940 in Mt Union, PA. She worked at American Lafrance where she met her hubby, Levi Rinebold (Bud) who predeceased her in 2010. She was also predeceased by her two brothers Ira McCartney (Sonny) and Clinton McCartney (Bucky), parents, Ira McCartney and Julia McCartney. She is survived by her brother, William (Barb) McCartney; children, Celeste Vedder, Cheryl (Doug) Dalton, Patrick (Dawn) Dalton; grandchildren Tiffany (Patrick) Hughes, Lindsey (Alan) Farnsworth, CassiJo Collins, Brock (Mia) Collins, Colton (Kayla) Collins, Sabrina Taft, Taya Taft, Nina (David) Swarthout, Amanda (Jason) Dalton, Christopher (Wendy) Dalton, Tiara (Tyler) Dalton; thirteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She loved Elvis, Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers, Blake Shelton, fishing, camping, bowling and playing cards. Also, an avid hunter, she loved her deer, squirrel, turkey and rabbit. But most of all, she loved her family, laughing, Sunday dinners, and celebrating her favorite time of the year, Christmas Eve, at her house. Special thanks to her eye doctor, Dr Willard for always giving her deer meat. She will forever live in our hearts. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/3/2021


MCNEAL -CHERYL J. MESSNER, 77, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Surviving is her loving husband of 51 years, Ellis W. Messner. Born Oct. 29, 1943 in Canton she was a daughter of Myrtle (Elliott) McNeal Graham and Lester McNeal. Cheryl retired after 35 years of employment from Frito Lay. She was a lifetime social member of the Marine Corp League in Ralston where she and her husband were involved in many activities. Cheryl enjoyed reading, word search puzzles and doing plastic canvas art. She was an outgoing, kind person who would do anything for anyone but would speak her mind when she needed. Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, Michael W. Messner (Stephanie), and Sheri J. Messner-Prokop all of Williamsport; five grandchildren, Ryan, Garrett, Michael, Jonah and Paige; two sisters, Joanne Graham and Linda McNeal; a brother, Pastor William McNeal; several nieces, nephews and friends who were like family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant son, Timothy J. Messner, and a sister, Glenda McNeal. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date once health restrictions are lifted. -Sanders Mortuary obit


MOORE -GRACE LORRAINE SHARROW, age 81, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. She was born on November 16, 1939 in Morris, PA, a daughter of William and Grace (Loop) Moore. Grace was married to the late Harley Sharrow. She worked as a CAN for The Green Home and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Grace is survived by her sons, Todd (Deb) Baker of Osceola, PA, and Joseph (Juanita Mishoe) Baker of Mansfield, PA; a daughter, Harriet Baker of Wellsboro, PA; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, Clare Moore of Wellsboro, PA; and a sister, Harriet Janice of Scranton, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and ten brothers and sisters. In honoring Grace's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


DAVID MOSLEY, age 60, of Williamsport, PA passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at Manor Care in Williamsport. He was born on Aug. 4, 1960 in Lancaster, PA a son of William and Marilyn (Satterlee) Mosley. David is survived by his sisters, Rosemary (Gordon) Campbell of Troy, PA and Maryann McFall; nephews, Dustin Putnam, Matthew Putnam, William McFall Jr., Jason Mosley and Tony Mosley; great nephews and nieces Madden Putnam, Gracie Putnam, Eli Putnam and Logan Putnam. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenneth Mosley. In honoring David’s wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Towanda Daily Review 1/12/2020


WILLIAM HENRY MOTT, (Bill) (74) loving husband of Joanne Sims Mott, of Greenville, SC for over 25 years, died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Born in Troy, PA he was the son of the late Franklin Clarence and Myrtle Brachman Mott. Bill was a faithful servant of the Lord and loved life to its fullest. He was an associate member of Calvary First Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending his free time woodworking. In addition to his loving wife of 53 years, he is survived by two sons, Randall “Randy” Mott and Steven Mott; one sister, Doris Sargeant (Harold); three grandchildren, Jacob, Zachary and Samuel Mott; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his infant son, William Ronald Mott; and his brother, Kenneth Mott. A public viewing will be held from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Northwest, with the funeral service to follow at noon in the Northwest Chapel. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery East. Masks are required in all Thomas McAfee Funeral Home locations and attendees are strongly encouraged to follow the CDC guidelines in social distancing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any Parkinson’s Disease Research organization of your choice. Towanda Daily Review 1/12/2021


MUDGE -DORNA B. Mudge HEYLER, 94 of Westfield, passed away at home on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 with her loving family by her side. Born April 6, 1926 in Frost Settlement, she was the daughter of the late Cornish and Kittie Belle (Hubbard) Mudge. Dorna was married to Edward Elmer Heyler on May 17, 1947. They recently celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary. She is survived by her husband, Edward Elmer Heyler of Westfield; her children, Sam (MaryEllen) Heyler of Watsontown, Constance Heyler of Westfield, Dick Heyler of Gillett, Martin (Joyce) Heyler of Westfield and Nancy (David) Resseguie of Brockport N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Dorna was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Heyler; her parents, Cornish and Kittie Belle Hubbard Mudge and siblings Dorris Benson, Robert Mudge, M. Delos Mudge, Marian Kennedy and Rachel Carson. In her life she had many hobbies to which she devoted much time and energy. She loved traveling-local, national, and international travel. She also loved gardening and surrounded her home inside and out with flowers and vegetables. This grew from the fact that she managed a successful business, Heyler's Greenhouse, from 1953-2019. She also loved homemaking, her home, and her family. She enjoyed reading and sewing. She was a Sunday school teacher, a Girl Scout leader, and received an honorary FFA Keystone degree. She was a lifelong Republican and never missed a chance to vote. She was a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church, and in that church she was an active member of the United Methodist Women and Kings Daughters. She was also an active member of the LeCercle Modern Book Club of Westfield and Tioga County Historical Society in Wellsboro. She was also lifelong member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. One of her most successful endeavors was creating and nurturing her family. Her door was always open to relation, neighbors, children of the community, workers, and anyone in need of an ear or nourishment be it physical, spiritual, or emotional. She could host a party for neighborhood children with two hours' notice, and set extra plates at the table with a minutes notice. She was a fixture in her community and family. One of her crowning achievements was managing a successful greenhouse business in Westfield for over 60 years. Many people came to the greenhouse to learn to love gardening, to share stories, and experience fellowship. This transcended from being a business but was an inclusive way of life. At this time in accordance with CDC guidelines a private family funeral will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date details will be posted at that time. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the United Methodist Church of Westfield or to the Tioga County Pennsylvania Historical Society of Wellsboro. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. -Wellsboro Gazette 1/21/2021


NEAL -FLORA JANE HICKS, 85, of Williamsport, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 65 years, Charles H. Hicks, on July 21, 2019. Born Nov. 18, 1935, in Canton, she was the daughter of the late Clifford E. and Janet S. (Smith) Neal. Flora was a 1953 graduate of Canton High School. She retired from Pennsylvania College of Technology where she worked in the Susquehanna Room and enjoyed visiting with the students. Flora attended Northway Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Pirates, NBA games, Naked and Afraid, Street Outlaws, and doing word-find puzzles. Surviving are her four children, Susan M. Tillotson (Jim), of Muncy, Janice K. Moore (Craig), of Williamsport, Bradley N. Hicks (Lois), of Williamsport, and Bryan K. Hicks (Dawn), of Avis; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and beloved cat, Sissy.  A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. We ask that you please wear a face covering and use social distancing as we comply with COVID-19 regulations.  Inurnment will be held at a later date in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Flora's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA. -Funeral home obit


NOVAK -BEVERLY L. MORLEY of Alpine passed away peacefully at Hospicare on January 1, 2021 at the age of 80. Beverly was born in Black Walnut, PAon March 9, 1940, a daughter of the late Chester and Sophie (Wawrzynski) Novak. She worked for 33 years as the Town of Hector assessor and served for 4 years on the Hector Town Board. A devoted parishioner of St. James Catholic Church, Beverly was a member of the Women's Guild. She enjoyed tending to her flower beds and was a member of the Trumansburg Senior Citizens. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed the Novak family picnics at the cottage on the Susquehanna River, baking pies, and spending the holidays with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchild. Beverly is survived by three children, Lawrence (Kim) Morley, Lorraine Morley, and Gerald (Carrie) Morley; grandchildren, Christopher Morley and Lawrence Morley Jr.; great granddaughter, Zoey Morley; a sister, Phyllis Brink; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Morley in 2018; and nine siblings. The family will be present to receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00pm on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Trumansburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Friday, January 8, 2021 at St. James Catholic Church in Trumansburg. Prayers of committal will follow at St. James Cemetery. The family asks those that would like to make a contribution in Beverly's memory to kindly consider the Mecklenburg Fire Department, PO Box 108, Mecklenburg, NY. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/4/2021


HAROLD L. OSTRANDER, (Sonny) age 82, of Bentley Creek, PApassed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 at home, with his loving family at his side. Sonny was born Dec. 1, 1938 in Wellsboro, son of the late Clarence and Bertha Ostrander. Following graduation from high school, he served his country with the United States Army from 1958 to 1961. He was married to the former Joan L. (Hoose) Ostrander, who survives. Prior to his retirement, Sonny worked for Cummings Lumber as a truck driver and later bought his own truck, starting his own business driving long haul trucks. He was a member of the Wellsburg Community Church and was an avid NY Yankees and Notre Dame fan. He also followed the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. He found great enjoyment in camping and spending time with his loving family. Survivors include his wife, Joan L. Ostrander of Bentley Creek; children, Harold LaRue (Tina) Ostrander, Jr.  of Mt. Lake, JanNeita (Roy) Mansfield of Millerton,  Denise (Bob) Poulin of Millerton, Nancy (David) King of Palm Bay, Florida, Pete (Robin) VanNess of Athens,  Ronald (Tammy) VanNess of Luthers Mills, Donald (Gail) VanNess of Towanda; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; two sisters, Linda (Fred) Richter of Canton, Geraldine (Bill) Finnerty of Ohio; a brother, Robert Ostrander of Austinville; close friends Sam (Saloma) Byler along with many other special friends. He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Howard Ostrander, Clarence Ostrander; and step-children, Barbara Bailey, Rodney VanNess. Family and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 at the Wellsburg Community Church, 3662 Front Street, Wellsburg, NY. His memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Faith Bogden officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 12/29/2020


ANTHONY PATTI -(Tony) - On Jan 9th, 2021, a cease fire was called on the range of an extraordinary man. Anthony “Tony” Patti, completed his earthly journey, and moved on in search of new frontiers, greater mountain valleys, and more plentiful game. Born October 13th, 1948 in Wilson, Northampton County, PA, son of Thomas and Mary Grace Sattosanti Patti. He is survived by two sons, Thomas and Sean, sister, Ann Marie, two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Vanessa, two great grandchildren, and his best friend and partner, Debbie Horner. In typical Anthony fashion, he was well prepared for this event, and wrote his own obituary, however, it is currently locked on his computer, we hope this version will suffice until we access and publish his own account of a life well lived. Anthony owned and operated PGS gunsmithing services on Route 467 in Bradford County, PA where he built custom rifles, and shotguns, and operated a shooting range, a popular spot for locals sighting in their firearms for deer season. The shop operated from 1990 until his death and was featured twice on Pennsylvania Outdoor Life. Anthony was a man of many talents, and much expertise, he wore many hats, literally and figuratively. An army vet, auto mechanic, police officer, bus company owner, musician, rock band manager, custom gun maker, antique appraiser, cigar aficionado, book collector, and master outdoorsman, were some of his many titles, but he will be best remembered as a friend and father. For most, Anthony was the person they called with questions ranging from vintage shotguns, to how to string a guitar, or where to source a M249 Saw Machine Gun Scraper Tool. A renowned intellectual, some might say he knew it all, and they might be right, but he truly enjoyed learning, and sharing his knowledge with anyone willing to listen. Whether at the shop, at the school, on the phone, or at the Bradford County Youth Hunter Education Center, he was most comfortable with an audience yearning for knowledge. We will remember Anthony, cigar in hand, paging through the latest guns and ammo catalog, on his porch, overlooking his property and range, next to his best friends, Maya the lab, Coco the shepherd, and his loving girlfriend, Debbie. Join us for a tribute to Anthony Patti, Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Rome Youth Hunter Education Clubhouse, Route 187, Rome, PA and as he would surely say, “Save your donations for ammo and a water filter, you’re going to need them”, because the times, they are a changing. -Towanda Daily Review 1/15/2021


PHILLIPS -ERLA JEAN HACKER, 90, of Muncy Valley, died Saturday, January 16, 2021 at her home. Born January 11, 1931 on the family homestead at North Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Paul L. and Viola L. (Flick) Phillips. Her husband of 49 years, Richard K. Hacker, preceded her in death on March 3, 1999. Erla was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a devout Christian and member of the Valley United Methodist Church, Muncy Valley, where she served in various positions and taught Sunday school for many years. Erla loved her Lord and was faithful to her daily bible readings and devotionals. Surviving are two daughters, Christine L. Steinruck of Laporte, and Debra L. (Don) Eberlin of Muncy Valley; two sons, Richard K. "Bud" (Deb) Hacker of Fla. and Marvin D. (Arla) Hacker of Muncy Valley; four sisters, Jane Armstrong of Muncy Valley, Beverly (Fred) Worthington of Pennsdale, Connie (Dave) Peterman of Muncy Valley, and Donna Howell of Bloomsburg; a brother, Nelson (Suzanne) Phillips of Muncy; two sisters-in-law, Mary Phillips of Unityville and Lois Phillips of Muncy Valley; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Erla was preceded in death by a son, Kirk H. Hacker; four brothers, Richard Phillips, Dale Phillips, Mervin Phillips, and Gerald Phillips; a sister, Mabel Temple; and a son-in-law, Leo “Todd” Steinruck Jr. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23, at Valley United Methodist Church, 1874 Route 220 Hwy., Muncy Valley, with Pastor John Neiswender and Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. co-officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Sonestown. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. For those attending the services please follow CDC guidelines by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Valley United Methodist Church, c/o Carol Sheets, 1948 Rt. 220, Muncy Valley, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. -Funeral home obit


WAYNE L. POLLAK, 74, of Sayre, PA passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 at the Bradford County Manor. He was born on Aug. 3, 1946 in Youngstown, OH, son of the late John and Marion (Latz) Pollak. Wayne was a 1964 graduate of Herkimer High School in Herkimer, NY and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving for two tours during the Vietnam War. He retired from Data General as a Computer Systems Technician. He was a member of both the VFW and American Legion in Sayre, PA. Wayne is survived by his children: Jessie (Jeff) Liles of Garland, TX, Kristina Campanella of McKinney, TX, John (Carrie) Pollak of Brooktondale, NY, James (Sarah) Pollak of Newfield, NY and Carrie Pollak of McKinney, TX; his grandchildren: Anthony Campanella, Erin Liles, Callie Campanella, Cadra Beadles, Charlotte Pollak, and Elijah Pollak; his brothers: John Pollak of Kingsport, TN and Daniel (Nancy) Pollak of Herkimer, NY; along with a niece. He was preceded in death by his parents. There is a memorial service to celebrate Wayne’s life planned for a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Wayne’s memory to the VFW Post No. 1536, 932 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 1/5/2020


DALE R. PORTER, (Chewy) 72, of Ulster, PA passed away on December 29, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  Chewy was born on September 3, 1948 in Sayre, PA, son of the late Harry and Pauline (Rockwell) Porter. He was a 1966 graduate of Troy High School where he played bass drum and cymbals in the marching band. After graduation Dale joined the US Army, doing his basic training at Ft. Gordon, GA.  Then went on to be an Air Traffic Controller and attained the rank of E5 Specialist in Vietnam during the war, and also played cymbals in the US Army Marching Band.  After Vietnam he came back to work at DuPont as a fork lift operator until his retirement after 40 years of service. He was a part of the HAZMAT/ERT team at the factory. Dale was a life member of the VFW Post #1568 in Towanda, PA, a member of its color guard, a member of the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club, a member of the NRA and was an avid knife and gun collector. He was a past fire chief for Ulster Fire Co., was in bowling leagues at Shamrock Lanes, and pitched for several softball teams in Pennsylvania and New York. Chewy was a history buff, enjoyed singing at weddings, and was a classic muscle car enthusiast with his 1970 GTO Judge being his pride and joy. Dale was loved by many, genuine, friendly, and helped everyone in need. He will be missed, Chewy was one of a kind. Dale is survived by his daughters Carrie (Joel) Zdon of Ulster, PA, and Corinne (Chris) McConnell of Pineville, LA, his grandchildren: Alexander and Anthony Zdon, Matthew Porter and Jackson Nichols.  Two step grandchildren: Bronte Bond, and Garrett McConnell, along with several great step grandchildren and the mother of his children Linda Porter of Sayre. He was preceded in death by his parents. There will be a celebration of Dale’s life at the Towanda VFW in the spring along with his burial and military honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. -Funeral home obit


DOUG PRATT, 78, passed away peacefully at home under Hospice care on Jan. 17, 2021 following complications of Parkinson’s Disease, with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Fake) Pratt. Doug was born on May 15, 1942 in Hanover, NH the son of Howard and Elizabeth (Gilchrist) Pratt. He graduated from Sunapee High School in a class of 12, made up of six boys and six girls. He joined the Navy in 1960 and retired as a Cryptologic Technician Maintenance Senior Chief after serving 20 years. He was stationed overseas in Turkey, Panama and Japan, as well as several stateside locations. He served six months aboard the ship USS Georgetown. He received his associate degree at Florida Junior College at Jacksonville, FL while serving in the Navy. He started and ended his naval career in Pensacola, FL He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy, and daughter, Marsha Pratt Davis (Bryan) of Catonsville, MD and sister, Linda Pratt (Paulette Jerpe) of Denver, CO two step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Michael “Mike” Pratt. Doug met his wife, Nancy, through Modern Western Square Dancing and they married on Valentine’s Day in 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida and have spent 46 years happily square and round dancing ever since. They also enjoyed traveling to many states and interesting sites together in their unique 1968 Ultra Van camper. Two of their most memorable accomplishments were climbing Mt. Fuji together in 1975 and serving on a mission trip to Kodiak, Alaska in 2003. Doug, Nancy and Marsha moved to Coryland in 1980 after searching and finding their beautiful “Breezy Acres,” also known as their “house with a view.” Doug was a 40-year member of the Grand Paraders Square Dance Club of Troy, Pennsylvania. He was a 39-year member of the Sylvania Lions Club, where he was treasurer for many years and received the Melvin Jones Award, the highest honor conferred to a Lion in recognition of humanitarian efforts. He was a 40-year member of Coryland Church, where he served in many various positions, including elder and treasurer. Due to COVID concerns, a celebration of Doug’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Sylvania Lions Club, Box 5, Sylvania, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vickery Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Troy, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 1/19/2021


STEPHEN W. RIPLEY, 73, of Rockledge, passed away on Dec. 27, 2020, at his home in Florida. Stephen was born on June 4, 1947, in Elmira, N.Y., and came to Brevard County in 1982 from Bowie, Md. During his life, he was the president of Space Coast Hospital Services, Inc. He was also a veteran, having served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Stephen was an active member of the community and a member of groups such as the Cocoa Rotary, International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM), and also served as the past president of Keep Brevard Beautiful. To recognize his many accomplishments, the IAHTM awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award. He was an amazing and distinguished man. Stephen is preceded in death by his father, Willard Ripley; mother, Grace Pike; stepfather, George Pike; and brother, John Ripley. Stephen is survived by his spouse, Jacquelyn Ripley; his two daughters, Jennifer (Timothy) Rogers and Marianne (Derek) McManus; his son, Stephen Ripley; brother, Lee (Ellie) Ripley; sister, Lynn (Duane) Ripley Klinko; and his five grandchildren, Connor, Elise, Kieran, Kerrigan, and Ripley. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Hospice of Health First, with special appreciation for the extraordinary care and attention given to Stephen by Kelley and Michelle. A Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. The family welcomes all to an outdoor reception directly following the funeral Mass at Florida Memorial Gardens from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Due to COVID, we ask that you maintain social distancing guidelines when interacting with those outside your direct social group. We also ask that guests please wear a mask when not eating or remaining stationary. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National MS Society, 2701 Maitland Center Blvd., Suite 100, Maitland, FL or St. Mary Catholic School, 1152 Seminole Drive, Rockledge, FL in memory of Stephen W. Ripley. -Sayre Morning Times 1/6/2021


BRANDON WAYNE ROBERTS, 36, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Brandon bravely faced prolonged illness, however, his body succumbed to his failing health conditions that have plagued his life through recent months. Brandon is predeceased by his nephew Jagger Roberts-Wright, and they are both now riding the trails of heaven together. Surviving are parents Margo Chilson and Wayne Roberts, his children Tiler and Lyvia Roberts, sister Brittany Roberts, nephew Ryker Roberts, and grandparents Richard and Carolyn Chilson, Edward Roberts and Victoria Todd. Those that had the opportunity to know Brandon could not help to be taken in with his witty charm, warm personality, and heart melting smile and laugh. Brandon’s passion was anything with a motor and wheels, his passion also became his career as a mechanic in the Binghamton area. A memorial service will be held at Greater Valley Assembly of God Church, in Athens, Pa., on Saturday, Jan. 2 at noon. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. -Sayre Morning Times 12/29/2020


ROBINSON -LORI-LYN ROBINSON, 56, of Waverly, NY passed away on Friday January 8, 2021 at Robert Packer Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer, with her family by her side. She was born July 25, 1964, in Sayre, PA the daughter of Ernest Robinson and Sheila Hunsinger Slawta. She was predeceased by her grandparents Sabin and Mary Robinson, Robert and Lucille Hunsinger, brother William D. Slawta, stepfather Michael J. Slawta, Uncle Steven Robinson, and longtime family friend Robert M. Johnson. Lori is survived by her parents Ernest (Pam Goldsmith) Robinson of Sayre, Pa. and Sheila Slawta of Waverly, NY, much beloved son Matt McCabe of Waverly, NY, brother Rob (Julie Hugaboom) Robinson of Charlotte, NC, niece Kaylie Robinson, also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Lori worked for many years at Toshiba, earned her associate degree, and subsequently began her career with Guthrie. She was an active member of the local VFW and American Legion. Lori was involved with the Audie J. Mincer PTSD/Cancer Awareness Benefit Charity. She loved camping, enjoyed spending time with her friends and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Friends and family may call Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Please follow CDC guidelines for the visitation. Due to COVID-19 restrictions a private service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Melinda Artman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nancy Quattrini Fund, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA, Resource Department Attention: Danielle Hickey. -Sayre Morning Times 1/11/2021


THOMAS W. ROCKWELL age 26, of Watkins Glen, passed away January 16, 2021. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday (Jan. 22) from 3pm-6pm. A private funeral service will be held for the immediate family at their convenience. A committal graveside service will be held at 12:15pm on Saturday (Jan. 23) at Highland Cemetery, 4647 Jackson Hill Rd, Odessa. He is survived by his parents, John and Brenda Rockwell; sister Sarah Rockwell of Watkins Glen; paternal grandmother Grace Rockwell of Odessa; aunts and uncles, Randy Rockwell of Elmira, Martin Seymour (Sherry Richards), John Seymour (Kathy Cleveland) and Ann (Walter) Lant, all of Horseheads, Gary (Susan) Seymour of Valatie, NY, Keith Seymour (Marjorie Seamon), Jean Seymour, and Nancy (Rick) Stratton, all of Horseheads; nieces and nephew, Ray, Bianca, and Briana; and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Thomas Rockwell; and maternal grandparents William and Beatrice Seymour. Thomas was a graduate of both Watkins Glen High School and Corning Community College. He worked for the Village of Watkins Glen Waste Management services for the past year. Prior to that, he was a dedicated employee of the Blakemore's family farm, Sleeper Ridge, for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to farm, hunt, fish and especially turkey hunt. Thomas was a member and officer of the Catherine Valley Long Spurs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and enjoyed guiding local youth on their first turkey hunt. He was also a 20-year member of the New York Holstein Association, during which he enjoyed showing cattle and talking breeding. He also enjoyed going to cattle sales and auctions with his Uncle Walter. He and his dad enjoyed time together just tinkering on engines in the garage and working on projects around the farm. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Donations may be made in memory of Thomas to: Seneca Santa Inc. PO Box 22 Watkins Glen NY or National Wild Turkey Foundation PO Box 420, Lacona, NY. -Funeral home obit 1/20/2021


THOMAS MITCHELL ROUPP, age 32, of Blossburg, PA passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at UPMC Williamsport Hospital. He was born on September 7, 1988 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Timothy E. and Laura L. (Knapp) Roupp. Thomas was a kind soul who loved all animals. He was a devoted Uncle who enjoyed playing video games with his nephews and hanging out with his brother Dave. His comedic wit and sense of humor will be forever engraved in our hearts. Thomas is survived by his parents, Timothy and Laura; brothers, Timothy and Jamie Roupp, Jr. of Carrollton, VA, Robert and Amanda Roupp of Blossburg, PA, and David Roupp of Blossburg, PA; his life-long friend Jason Jones of Blossburg, PA; paternal grandparents Ross and Sandra Roupp of Arnot, PA; maternal grandparents Harry and Sharon (Ostrander/Knapp) Phillips; aunts and uncles Rodney and Karen Roupp, Ken and Mary Roupp, Jerry and Eileen Roupp, Kathleen and John Gibson, Eugene and Christine Knapp, Kathy and Jeff Heath, Paul and Karen Knapp, Jr., Louann and Greg Creden; nephews Ryan, Ethan and Brayden Roupp and niece Rylee Roupp. He was preceded in death by paternal grandmother Phyllis Roupp, maternal grandfather Paul Knapp Sr. and Aunt Grandma Shirley Levan. In keeping with Tom's wishes, there will be a private service for immediate family. The family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude for the many well wishes, thoughts and prayers. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


ROUTE -SUSAN LORRAINE COLLISTER, lovingly known as Freddy, age 63, passed away on January 8, 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Susan Lorraine was born on April 15, 1957 at the Blossburg State Hospital to the late Alfred and Marian Whiting Route and was one of seven children. Sue was raised in Roaring Branch, PA and attended Canton High School. Upon leaving school, she married Roger Vermilya and they had two children, Brandy and Ronnie. On June 28, 1991 she married Gordon Collister in Mansfield, PA. They spent the almost 30 years of their marriage enjoying life living on Pine Hill (Union Township, Tioga County, PA) doing the things they love. Through the years, Sue had many careers where she shared her gifts. She worked at Wundies in Liberty, PA, spent many years cleaning homes, devoted time to caring for her grandchildren, but is best known by others for her years bartending at the Park Hotel and Gemini Tavern. Through all of her trials, Sue had faith in God, loved her Lord, and was a member of the New Life Church. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed anything involving animals, watching and feeding the birds at home, four wheeling with her family, yard saling, and most of all, the time she spent with her grandchildren. Sue will be remembered as a caring and compassionate woman. No one could sell items for a fundraiser or organize a benefit dinner with the enthusiasm and success that she could. She also shared love with others every day through the cards she sent, never missing a family member’s birthday. Sue was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Marian Whiting Route, her brother, Ernie Route, brother-in-law Ron Slocum, step-son Trevor Collister, and sisters-in-law Lynn Williams, and Virginia Lord. She is survived by her husband Gordon, her daughter Brandy (Bryan) Heatley and her son Ronnie (Dana) Vermilya both of Canton. Her grandchildren are Chelsey, Dalton, Abby, Lyle, Levi, and Link. Her great-granddaughters Raya and Madalynn. Her siblings are Alfred (Marilynn) Route, Mary Jane Slocum, Linda (Dave) Rockwell, Brenda (Jim) Colton, Rick (Denise) Route, sisters-in-law Sally Route, Joan Helm, and Ruth Ann Merrick and brothers-in-law Kenneth (Kay) Collister and Tom Williams. Also surviving are her step-children, Brett, Wendy, and Misty, several step-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and special friend Terry Brown. -Towanda Daily Review 1/10/2021


EUGENE DALE SALSMAN - On January 16, 2021 Eugene Dale Salsman, age 80, passed peacefully at home on Golden Hill, PA surrounded by his loving family. Gene was born September 18, 1940 to the late Ralph E. Salsman and Gertrude Woodruff Salsman in his home on Golden Hill, in Laceyville, PA. Gene grew up on a farm with six sisters and one brother. He loved farming and planned to farm one day. However, his plans changed after graduating from Wyalusing Valley with the class of 1958 where he was a standout baseball player. In addition to baseball, Gene also enjoyed music. He played the trumpet in marching band and was a member of chorus. He loved to share the story about the late Mr. Max Gannon, who took him from class and drove him to Mansfield State Teacher’s College and signed him up for school. At Mansfield, Gene majored in biology with a minor in history.  In addition to his academic pursuits, he was also successful on the baseball field where he was an outstanding outfielder and hitter. In 1961, Gene signed a professional baseball contract with the Auburn Mets, in Auburn, NY. It was there that he met the love of his life, Lillian Deyo. They met on April 27, 1962 and married only one month later on May 28, 1962 in the rectory of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Auburn, NY. A little over a year later, Gene hung up his professional spikes to take a teaching position with the Wyalusing Area School District as a science teacher. In addition to teaching, he became the Rams Baseball Coach.  During his coaching career, Gene racked up well over 20 winning seasons. Over the course of his coaching career, he won multiple NTL Championships, took multiple trips to the district playoffs, was named coach of the year on numerous occasions and in 1998 he led the team to the state finals.  Although they lost in the finals, it was one of the highlights of Gene’s coaching career. That same year, Gene was inducted to the Northeastern Region Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The success Gene found on the field, was small in comparison to the success he found in the classroom.  Gene was the favorite of many and he loved teaching.  He always said that: “I want to be remembered first as a teacher and second as a coach”.   He loved his students and would go out of his way for them. Gene was an active member of the Lion’s Club for years, where he found ways to give back to the community.  Gene loved his family deeply. Pop, as he was affectionately known as by his grandchildren, loved watching them play sports, sing in concerts, dance, and participate in shows. Gene is survived by his loving, devoted wife, Lillian Deyo Salsman of 58 years, daughter Susan and son-in-law David Hitchcock of Laceyville, son Todd and daughter-in-law Natalie Salsman of Wyalusing, and daughter Carla Salsman of Laceyville. Gene is also survived by his grandchildren, Brendon (Kerry) Hitchcock of Athens, PA, Preston (Alyssa) Hitchcock of York, PA, Logan Hitchcock of Laceyville, PA, Holdan Hitchcock of Laceyville, PA, Jordan Salsman of Camptown, PA, Danelle (Ross) Salsman of Camp Hill, PA, Nicholas Salsman of Wyalusing, PA, Connor Salsman of Wyalusing, PA, Kennadi Kusmierz of Laceyville, PA and Kaeden Kusmierz of Laceyville, PA, great grandchildren, Owen Hitchcock, Burke Hitchcock, Neil Hitchcock, Everett Hitchcock, and Olivia Hitchcock. Gene is also survived by his siblings: Beverly Reed of Hanover, PA, Roger (Linda) Salsman of Laceyville, PA, Sharon (Bill) Chaney of Montrose PA, Andrea (Mason) Sterling of Laceyville, PA, Judie (Bill) Muench of Laceyville, PA, Roseanna (Kevin) Carroll of Elmira, NY, Donna (Scott) Zaner of Tunkhannock, PA, Gene is also survived by his Uncle Carl Salsman of Laceyville, Pa, his brother-in-law Earl Deyo Jr. of Laceyville, PA and many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his mother, Gertrude Woodruff Salsman (d. January 22, 1981 and his father Ralph E. Salsman (d. September 12, 1971). Funeral Services for Gene will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM from the Sheldon Funeral Home in Laceyville, PA with his grandson, Brendon Hitchcock officiating. Interment will follow at the North Flat Cemetery. Due to the ongoing pandemic the funeral service will be for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Gene’s name to the Wyalusing Education Foundation, PO Box 204, Wyalusing, PA where a scholarship will be set up at a later date in his name. -Funeral home obit


LINDY SAMPSON, (Jay) 68, of 409 Lincoln St. Sayre, passed away peacefully on Monday January 11, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Jay is survived by his wife Jennifer Parrish Sampson, his daughters: Melissa Sampson and Shannon (Frank) Sutryk, his sons: Anthony “Scott” Sampson and Brenton (Melanie) Sampson, his mother in-law: Gail Parrish, his brother-in-laws: Richard (Donna) Parrish and Mark Parrish, his sister-in-law Roseanne (Frank) Parrish-Altilio, his nephew Derrick Parrish, his grandchildren: Courtney Swank, Jace Sampson, Kianna, Abigail and Easton Sampson, Trenton, Nolan, Madeline and Camden Sutryk, Alex and Elizabeth Sampson, and great-granddaughter Braelynn Goodenow and several nieces and nephews. Jay is also survived his sisters: Jody (Curt) Vanderpool and Lou Ann Sampson Graham. Also his special companion dogs: Pukka and Jinger “Peanut” Jay was predeceased by his father Harry “Lindy” Sampson, his Mother Elizabeth Terwilliger Sampson and his father-in-law Eugene “Gene” Parrish. Jay attended Waverly High School and Ohio State University. His hobbies included fishing and hunting with his buddies. Jay was an avid Notre Dame Football fan, Duke basketball fan, Giants pro football fan, and Penguins hockey fan. He enjoyed his family trips to the shore house. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at Jay’s house, 409 Lincoln St., Sayre, Pa. on Friday January 15, 2021 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Appropriate precautions will be taken for public health concerns to include masks and social distancing. Memorial Contributions to St. Judes Hospital in loving memory of Jay Sampson. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 1/14/2021


THOMAS E. SCHRADER, 89, of Canton, PA., passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Dar-way Nursing Facility in Estella. Thomas Earl was born on November 24, 1931 in W. Franklin, Pa., a son of the late Thad and Nellie (Wilcox) Schrader. He attended Towanda Area Schools and was a graduate of the class of 1949. After High School Tom attended Heavy Equipment School. He was employed by Pelton Trucking for several years until his retirement. Tom was very well known in the Canton Community. He could always be found at events and flea markets selling his variety of items. He enjoyed Bluegrass Festivals and visiting with friends. Tom had a love of trains, especially HO Gauge and Marklin. Surviving Tom are his wife of 54 years; Suzanne (Holcomb) Schrader of Canton, children; Valerie (Carl) Tillotson of Sommerset, Sonya Crow, Kimberly Schrader, Eric (Karen) Schrader of Ohio; Tara (Mike) Johnston of Selingsgrove and Lisa (Chris) Route of Canton as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Besides his parents Tom was predeceased by a brother; Harold Schrader. In maintaining with Tom’s wishes there will be no services. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, Inc. 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA is assisting the family with arrangements. - Funeral home obit


JOHN T. SCHULTHEIS, 80, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, formerly of Rising Sun, Maryland, passed away at the Guthrie Troy Community Hospital on Friday, January 8, 2021. John Theodore was born on October 27, 1940 in Frostburg, MD, the youngest of four sons born to the late Henry F. and Susan O. (Wiebrecht) Schultheis. He was a 1957 graduate of Beall High School and later earned a degree in Police Administration from the University of Maryland in 1967. Mr. Schultheis entered the State Police and proudly served as a Trooper for the State of Maryland until his retirement in 1985. Following retirement, John was employed by PNC Bank, formerly County Banking and Trust, in Elkton, MD for several years retiring in 1997. On January 15, 1999 he married Marilyn Mae McClure in Annapolis, MD. They made their home in Columbia Cross Roads and have shared nearly 22 years of devoted marriage. John was very active in the community and was a former; Director of the Bayside Community Network, Board Member of the Union Hospital both of Elkton, MD, served as a Trustee for West Nottingham Academy in Colora, MD, Director of the Lions Club and Past President of the Little League both of Rising Sun, MD. John was an avid golfer and enjoyed antiquing in his spare time. Surviving is his wife, Marilyn McClure, three daughters; Wendie (Paul) Brost of Newark, DE, Kimala (Michael) Smith of North East, MD, Tracey Schultheis (Jonathan Sanbuichi) of Rising Sun, MD, five grandchildren; Connor and Camryn Brost, Shane Smith, Jonathon Schultheis and Gabriella Cintron, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by, his brothers; James R., Henry F. and William C. Schultheis and a nephew, Henry F. Schultheis, Jr. A memorial service to honor John’s life will be held in Maryland and announced at a later date.  Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be directed in John T. Schultheis’ loving memory to, Bayside Community Network, 1290 W. Pulaski Hwy., Elkton, MD. The Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, Inc., 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA is in the care of arrangements. -Funeral home obit


LES H. SHAFFER - With great sadness, we mourn the loss of Les H. Shaffer, 69, of Waverly, NY who passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 with his wife by his side. He was born on January 28, 1951, in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Thomas and Euleta (MCloe) Shaffer. Les was a loyal friend and family man. Known as Papa to his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he loved keeping up with and spending time with them. He enjoyed working on cars and riding his Harley. He is predeceased by his daughters; Mona Dowie and Sarah Shaffer, sisters; Roberta Desisti and Lucinda Shaffer, and two brothers; Thomas and Douglas Shaffer. Les is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years; Katherine (DePumpo) Shaffer, son and daughter-in-law; Les M. and Tayna Shaffer, grandchildren; Kesley Shaffer, Leslee Shaffer, Armond Cortez, and Amaya Southworth, and great-grandchildren; Keilanna Peppard and Jake Spencer. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law; James and June Shaffer and William and Cindy Shaffer, brother; Dean Shaffer, sisters and brothers-in-law; Marlene and Thomas Quattrini, Grace and Paul Gardner, and Shelley and Tyler Fraley, sister; Betty Shaffer, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family is being cared for by Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. -Sayre Morning Times 1/2/2021


STEPHEN E. SHIPMAN, 92, a lifelong resident of Waverly, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Stephen was born on November 18, 1928 in a farm house on Ellis Creek Road in the Town of Barton, one of eight children, to the late Stephen Raymond and Grace (Goble) Shipman. He graduated from Owego Free Academy in 1946 and promptly went to work on the farm. On November 18, 1950, he married Patricia A. Clark and together they have shared 70 years of marriage and many wonderful memories. Farming was a way of life for Stephen and Patricia as they operated their family farm until 1971. During that time, he served as a Committeeman for the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service of Tioga County ~ one year as Chairman. Stephen also served as a Barton Committeeman for Tioga County Cooperative Extension and attended several courses in agriculture that Cornell University offered. In 1970, he was elected Highway Superintendent for the Town of Barton. Four years later he went to USS for the American Bridge and was employed as a Locomotive Engineer and a Crane operator. After they terminated operation in 1984, he was employed by Kitchen Specialties of Big Flats until 1987. He then was employed by Sumi Rail of Elmira Heights. In 1989 until 2005, he was employed by the Town of Barton. Loyal to his community, Stephen joined the North Barton Grange #45 in 1943 making him a 77-year member; in addition, in 1982 he joined as a member of the Sayre Elks Lodge #1148, a member of the Montour Falls Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #426 joining in 1967. He also was a past member of the Waverly-Barton Fire Department. A dedicated and hard worker, Stephen worked tirelessly without end or complaint. He did this with the end goal in mind: the assurance that his family was safe, happy, and provided for. His devotion was rewarded in later life with many years in retirement spent as a grandfather and great grandfather. His hobby was keeping a daily journal for the last 38 years. He received his first journal from his wife Patty for Christmas in 1992. He wrote in his journal every day from Jan. 1, 1993 until the day before he passed away. He has left his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren a wealth of insight into his everyday life. Stephen and Pat enjoyed traveling, making numerous trips statewide ~ including California, Las Vegas, Nevada, Texas, numerous deep-sea fishing trips to Massachusetts, a cruise to Alaska, cruises to both the eastern and western Caribbean, and an international trip to Ireland. They spent more than 20 winters in Florida’s sunshine, but always were grateful to come back home. In August 1999, they loaded up and drove across America, reaching California’s western coast. They also had a retreat on Mormon Lake that they spent more than 30 summers enjoying with both family and friends. There were many memories created with the cookouts, campfires, beer, and laughter. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Patricia; his children: Marcia (Joseph) Murray; Aloysius Shipman; Daniel (Cindy) Shipman; Curtis (Donna) Shipman. Grandchildren include Paul (Lindsay) Franks IV; Brian Fraley; Lindsay (Bill) Mariani; Aaron (Casey) Shipman; Jacqueline (Josh) Robinson; Ashley Shipman; Jeffrey (Amanda) Shipman; Abbey (Morgan) Shipman; Marley Shipman; his great-grandchildren, who called him Big Grandpa, Elizabeth and Logan Stephen; Alivia and Riley; Maddie and Sydney; Elena Grace; and Jaden. His sisters-in-law: Jeanne Shipman and Rosemarie Shipman. Several nieces, nephews and numerous cousins also survive. He was predeceased by his parents; his siblings: Patricia (Thomas) Holton; Wilda (Robert) Eiklor; Seward Shipman; Terrance Shipman; Dennis (Barbara) Shipman; Hildegarde (Lewis) Goodwin; Jack Shipman; and his daughter-in-law Valerie Shipman. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Thursday, January 14th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Appropriate precautions will be taken for public health concerns when at the funeral chapel to include wearing masks and social distancing. A memorial service and celebration of Stephen’s life will follow at 4 p.m. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the North Barton Grange, PO Box 679 1363 Ellis Creek Road, Waverly, NY in loving memory of Stephen E. Shipman. -Sayre Morning Times 1/12/2021


SMITH  -VIRGINIA M. KNICKERBOCKER age 90 of Elmira, N.Y. passed away on Dec. 31, 2020 at Elcor Health Services. Born on Jan. 24, 1930, in Waverly, N.Y., daughter of the late, Howard & Christine Mace Smith. Virginia married the love of her life, Harry Knickerbocker on June 6, 1981 at the Oakwood Methodist Church. Together, they enjoyed 27 years of marriage until his passing in 2008. Her interests included crocheting, traveling, road trips, eating out, playing solitaire, gambling, slot machines and gardening. Virginia is survived by her loving children, Nelson Orme, Elmira; Darlene (David) Miller, Elmira; Doreen Swank, New Mexico; Stephen Kelly, CA; Bruce (Michelle) Kelly, Elmira; Michael Kelly, CA; 17 grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; siblings, Nelson (Carol) Smith; Betty Stedge; and Shirley (Harry) Hartman; several nieces, nephews and close friends. In addition to her parents and husbands, Harry Knickerbocker, Ernest Orme and William Kelly; Virginia was predeceased by her son, David Orme; daughter-in-law, Bertha Orme; and siblings, Barbara Higgins, Howard Smith Jr., Cecile Burger and Robert Smith. All services are private at her family’s convenience. Caywood Funeral Home obit


SPENCER -MARIAN L. Spencer JEFFERSON, 86, of 3421 Laurel Hill Road, Milan, PA, Smithfield Township, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at her home. Marian was born in Towanda PA on August 9, 1934 the daughter of Emmett and Mable Wood Spencer. She was a graduate of East Smithfield High School and later on February 22, 1957, Marian married George C. Jefferson in East Smithfield, PA. Marian enjoyed working outdoors caring for her plants, fishing, and quilting. She is survived by her children, Becky (Fred) Stradley, Karl (Kim) Jefferson, and daughters, Katy and Karlee, Jason Jefferson (Jennifer) and children, Isaiah, Jordan, Chase, and Ashton George, and John (Kim) Raub and children, Alexis, Jordynne, Britton and Parker, 60+ foster children, sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Jack Bishop of Ulster, sister, Joyce Benjamin of Bentley Creek, brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Donna Spencer of Ulster as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, George C. Jefferson on May 30, 2015, her sister, Myrtle Harding, brothers, Edward Spencer and wife Ann, Henry Spencer and wife Loretta, Richard Spencer, Bernard Spencer and wife Lisa, and brother-in-law, Jerry Benjamin. Abiding with Marian’s request, a Celebration of Life for Marian and George will be held at a later date. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA in Marian L. Spencer Jefferson’s memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, PA is assisting the Jefferson Family with arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 1/9/2021


GORDON STEPHENSON, 82, of Bloomington, MN and formerly of Towanda, PA passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul, MN. Gordon is preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Stephenson; his son-in-law, Keith Lilly; his parents, Harry and Florence (Arnold); and his siblings, Harry Jr., Norman, Rosie, Kenneth and Richard. He is survived by his wife, Sandy, of 27 years; his daughter, Fawn Stephenson-Lilly (Columbia, PA; his step-daughters, Marcy Sackett (Bloomington) and Jennifer Sackett (Towanda) and his grandsons, Logan Baumunk (Philadelphia, PA), Nicklaus Cobb (Towanda), Ethan Uphoff (Bloomington) and Alexander Uphoff (Bloomington). Gordie loved his family, reading, crossword puzzles and going to the casino. He spent most of his career at Osram-Sylvania in Towanda. Gordie opted to take an early retirement from Osram so that he and Sandy could enjoy traveling and spending time together doing their hobbies, including bus trips to local casinos. In 2010, Gordie and Sandy moved to Bloomington to be closer to Marcy’s family. Sandy worked part-time and Gordie enjoyed going into the office with Sandy and reading and socializing in the lobby while she worked. He became so well-known in the company that even the president would stop by to chat with Gordie! He will be missed by many. Donations in Gordie’s memory can be sent directly to the hospice that took such wonderful care of him during his last days: Our Lady of Peace Hospice, Attn: Lisa Sweeney, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN. -Towanda Daily Review 1/26/2021


STEWART -LOIS ANN HARPER age 82 of Gillett, PA passed away peacefully Monday, January 4, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born on August 5, 1938 in Sayre, PA daughter of the late Orval and Hattie Stewart. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers Charlie Stewart and Paul (Yvonne) Stewart and sister-in-law Doris Stewart. She is survived by her brother, Earl Stewart, sister, Elsie (Charlie) Harbol, sister-in-law, Mary Stewart; husband, Dick Maurey; her children, Carl (Lisa) Harper, Beverly(Terry) Bellows, Mike (Karen) Harper, Debbie Rohde and Dan Harper; step children, Scott Maurey and Craig Maurey, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family members she loved very much. Lois loved being with her family and visiting with her friends at the senior center. While taking care of her family, she went back to school to become a registered nurse and retired from Arnot Ogden Hospital. She inspired so many people, showed them how to be strong, empower yourself, never give up, believe in yourself and who you can become. She was always caring and gentle spoken with a silent strength. Her legacy lives on in everyone touched. The family would like to thank everyone who has helped along the way with her battle with Parkinson. A special thanks to her caregivers, Ginger and Tracey. You have touched our family beyond words. A Celebration of Lois's life will be held at a later date when all her family and friends can be present. Contributions in Lois's memory may be made to Gillett Senior Center, Route 14, Gillett, PA. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/13/2021


LAWRENCE I. STULL (Larry) of Pine City, age 85, passed away in Rochester on Thur. Mar. 25, 2021 following declining health. Born on Sep. 16, 1935 in Wilson, NY; Larry was the son of the late, Carl Stull. In service to his country, he served in the National Guard. Larry married Joanne Francis and together they have enjoyed 61 yeas of marriage. He was employed by Winchester Optical, Horseheads for his entire life. Larry was communicant of St. John’s, Our Lady of Lourdes, and St. Peter & Paul’s Church’s. His interests included collecting model trains, camping, travels to Florida, being the “Handyman” around the house, his love of animals, and most of all family. Surviving is his loving wife and companion, Joanne Francis Stull, Pine City; their daughter and son-in-law, Kathy (John) Bailey, Punta Gorda, FL; son-in-law, Al Brewster, Pine City; 2 grandsons, Sean M. (Lorena Marra) Bailey and Ryan L. Bailey; great grandson, Brayden Bailey; sisters, Clara and Eileen; nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by his daughter, Susan Brewster in 2018. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport/Elmira, NY on Tues. Mar. 30, 2021 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. In accordance with state regulations face masks and social distancing are required. Services will be private at the family’s convenience following the visitation with military honors accorded Mr. Stull. -Funeral home obit


TANNER -OSSIE MAY SLUSSER age 81 of Elmira passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her bedside on Friday, January 1, 2021. Ossie was born in Potterbook PA, a daughter to the late Edward and Edith Mae (Cary) Tanner. She was predeceaded by her first husband Donald Wilbur and second husband William Slusser; sister Dolores Tanner; and brother Edward "Sonny" Tanner. Ossie is survived by her children and their spouses, Cary and Joseph McBean of Adams OR, Mickey and Diana Wilbur of Lawrenceville PA, Shelley and Michael Jones of Elmira, Brenda and Kevin Perry of Middlebury Center PA, Rhoda and James Mann of Wellsboro PA; step children with spouses, Bill and Pam Slusser of Tioga PA, David and Cathy Slusser of Tioga PA, Kathy Moore of Mansfield PA, Connie Reed with Sara Jardin of Corning NY, Albert and Marlene Slusser of Lake St. Louis MO; siblings with spouses, Betty Decker of Elkland PA, Laura and Melvin Cummings of Tioga, Kathryn and Dale Ferger of New Milford PA, Michael and Gail Tanner of Tioga PA, Bonnie and Greg Kindall of Texas; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. It was Ossie's request to have a private service. Those wishing may remember Ossie with a donation to her lifelong family church; Middlebury Baptist Church, 44 Parliff Lane, Middlebury Center, PA. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/3/2021


BRAD L, TAFT (aka Pop Pop), 48, of Sherburne, formerly of Millerton, PA, passed away December 30, 2020 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He was born February 28, 1972 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Kenneth and Nancy Hemenway Taft. He graduated with honors from Williamson High School, Tioga, PA in 1990. Brad's career in food service started as a restaurant dishwasher and when the cook quit, he was given that position. It inspired him to attend culinary school at Johnson and Wales University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1995. He was a co-owner and cook (sandwich artist) of the Bullthistle Brewery in Sherburne, the first brewery in Chenango County. Brad has left us too soon, but we prefer to remember all the wonderful times that we shared with him while he was here. Brad loved to cook, read, and enjoyed spending time with family including summer vacations, celebrations and grandchildren sports. He was unique in many ways just like his favorite musician Tom Waits and lived by his quote "the earth is not my home, I'm just passing by". He is survived by his loving companion, Brenda (Susie) Alpaugh of Sherburne; his mother, Nancy Taft of Fayetteville, AR; maternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Hemenway of Mansfield, PA; brothers, Kenneth (Tammy) Taft and children, Dalton, Jesse, Bailey and Bryce of Nobleford, Alberta, Canada; Sean (Tamera) Taft and sons, Ace and Tyler, of Fayetteville, AR. Also surviving are Brenda's family, Amy Jeffrey (sister, close friend and biggest supporter) of Sherburne, Bob Thomas (brother) of Smyrna. Her children, Marsha (Bobby B) Bliss and children, Brittney and Michael of S. Edmeston; Trish (Charlie) Anderson and children Espn, Madden and Porter of Sherburne; Mercedes Allen and son, Xander of Burlington Flats; MaKayla Allen (fiancé, Thomas Sullivan Jr.) and son, Thomas III of Sherburne; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his father on January 5, 2017. A celebration of Brad's life will be held at a later date and time to be announced. Contributions in his memory may be made to Sherburne Emergency Squad, PO Box 924, Sherburne, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/7/2021


THOMPSON -KATHRYN EVA (Thompson) BENJAMIN, 84, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in the comfort of her home. Born in Sayre, she was the oldest daughter of Leland and Eleanor Thompson. She was the loving wife of Donald E. Benjamin, Sr. for nearly 60 years. Kathryn grew up on her family’s dairy farm with her grandparents, parents, and three siblings, Edward, John and Jody. She graduated from Wyalusing High School, received her bachelor’s degree from Mansfield University and a master’s degree from Lehigh University. She valued her work as an elementary school teacher until she dedicated herself to staying home and raising her four children, Donald, Alan, Elizabeth and Scott. She remained active in her community. She served as the first director for the First Day Care Nursery in Catasauqua. She served as treasurer of the former Grace United Methodist Church for 21 years and participated in various activities within the church community. Kathryn enjoyed baking, making sure her family had their favorite treats, and there were many. She enjoyed spending time with her dear friends, attending concerts, lunches and the Silver Sneakers program at the YMCA. Kathryn loved the time spent with her nine grandchildren. She enjoyed sports and was an avid Penn State and Eagles fan. Kathryn is survived by her sister, Josephine (Thompson) Stroud, wife of Mern Stroud; husband, Donald E. Benjamin, Sr.; son, Donald E. Benjamin, Jr. and wife, Chyrl of Charleston, SC; son, Alan D. Benjamin and wife, Anne Marie of South Lyon, MI; daughter, Elizabeth and husband, Daniel Forman of Sinking Spring, PA; son, Scott C. Benjamin and wife, Nicole of McDonald, PA; nine grandchildren, Stefanee, Trey, Jacob, Katherine, Daniel, McKayla, Luke, Reagan and Ashley; two great-grandchildren, Elliana and Dakota, and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brothers, Charles Edward Thompson and John Thompson. Due to current restrictions, services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Towanda Area Christian Outreach, 1876 Golden Mile Road, PO Box 463, Wysox, PA. -Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 12/29/2020


JOHN B. TURNER, 67, well known area resident of Alba, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Sayre’s Robert Packer Hospital. John was born one of 11 children on August 16, 1953 in Troy to the late Constant “Bill” and Dorothy (Campbell) Turner. In earlier years, John was employed as a butcher at the Troy Meat Plant. He later worked at Leona Meats in East Troy for several years, until failing health no longer permitted him to continue. He was a member of the Leroy Sportsman’s Club. “Johnny B”, as known by many, was an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an outstanding man that was willing to help anyone. John was also a kind-hearted soul who could make someone smile and feel included. He loved telling stories and possessed a good sense of humor.  Most important, was spending time with his many family members and friends. Surviving John are his son; Zachary Turner of Gillett, daughter; Heather Turner of Troy, grandchild; Skye Turner, Siblings; Pete Turner of Sayre, Bill Turner of Elmira, Liz Bardo of Alba, Mary Davis of Sylvania, Carol Turner of Troy, William Turner of Sayre, Donald Turner of Lewisburg, Richard Turner of Gillett and Tina Turner of Elmira, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. John was predeceased by a brother Albert Turner. Due to the current pandemic. A memorial service to honor Johnny B’s life will be held at a later date. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton is assisting the Turner family with arrangements. -Funeral home obit


WADE -BARBARA P. HARTMAN, 92, of Chemung passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at home with her loving family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, John L. and Eleanor Robb Wade; her siblings, Evelyn, Lorraine “Dutch,” Tim, Ann, Arvada “Nook,” Marjorie “Marge,” Dorothy, Faye, Harlan “Ike” and Philip. Barbara is survived by her children, Chris (Kay) Robinson of Waverly, Dave (Kathy) Robinson of Chemung and Patricia Robinson of Chemung; sister, Lucinda Milton of Horseheads; sister-in-law, Arlene Wade; grandchildren, Tracie Shambo, Carrie (Matt) Talada, Kristi (John) Zimmer, Cory (Theresa) Robinson, DJ Robinson, Casey (George) Granger and Jamie (Erin) Robinson; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Barbara graduated from Horseheads High School and went on to work for several companies in the area such as Anchor Glass, Thatcher Glass and A&P and was a phone operator before she went on to retire from the USPS as a letter carrier. She enjoyed crocheting, playing euchre, watching the birds and trips to the casino. A time of gathering will be held on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 from 1-3 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY. A memorial service to honor the life of Barbara will be held on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY with Pastor Bruce Vanderpool officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s name to the Arctic League, Inc., 249 W. Clinton St., Elmira, NY  -Sayre Morning Times 1/22/2021


MARVIN E. WALTERS, 77, of 1292 Hettich Road, Towanda, PA passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at his home following declining health. Marvin was born in Dover, NJ on September 10, 1943, a son of William and Grace Sharp Walters. He was a graduate of Dover High School and was formerly employed by Cameron Machine Shop in Dover and Custom Scientific Instruments in Cedar Knolls, NJ. Marvin and his wife Diana moved to Bradford County, PA in 1986 where they operated Walters Boarding Kennel for many years. Marvin loved children and was always willing to help others. Enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and was an avid Oakland Raider’s fan. Surviving are his wife, Diana T. LaValley Walters, sons, Donald M. (Joanne) Walters of Bushkill, PA, Edward E. Walters of Basking Ridge, NJ, grandchildren, Jessica Walters, Rachel Walters, Skyler Walters, Dayla Walters and Ryan Miller, great grandchildren, Evan and Scarlett, sister, Aleta Whisner of Tobyhanna, PA, brothers, Richard Walters of Towanda, William Walters of New Jersey, Michael Walters of Florida as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents Marvin was predeceased by a brother, Dean Walters. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL in memory of Marvin E. Walters. -Towanda Daily Review 1/9/2021


WARD -SYLVIA A. GRIPPIN, 81, of Waverly passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Cora Chandler Ward; her loving husband of 61 years, Burton Grippin; brothers, Carlton, Bob and Ralph Ward; sister, Joyce Allen; granddaughter, Lakin; and brother-in-law, Gordon Millard. Sylvia is survived by her children, Shirley (Larry) Ratcliffe, Connie (Larry) Wade, Karen Grippin, Donald (Janet) Grippin, Burt (Kathy) Grippin, Larry (Kim) Grippin and Sylvia (Danny Snow) Grippin; sisters, Gretchen Millard of Waverly and Onalee Jackson of Sayre; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Sylvia was born in Sayre, Pennsylvania on March 22, 1939 and worked for many years at the Waverly High School in the cafeteria. She enjoyed doing puzzles, playing games on her computer, reading, doing coloring books, traveling and spending time at the lake. She was a member of the Waverly Baptist Church. The family would like to say “Thank You” to all her friends and neighbors at the St. James apartments for all their care and compassion. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family and burial will be in North Barton Cemetery in Barton, NY. The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 1/4/2021


RALPH O. WATKINS JR. (Butch). 74, passed away on Dec. 24, 2020 at home in Dunnellon, Fla., surrounded by his family. He was born March 12, 1945 in Wellsboro to Ralph and Betty (Warren) Watkins. He was married to Rebecca (Bowes) Watkins for 53 years. On Jan. 7, they would have celebrated 54 years of marriage. He served his country for eight years in the Navy. He was a dairy farmer and loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca of Dunnellon, Fla.; a son, David Watkins of Dunnellon, Fla., a daughter and son-in-law, Diana (Chris) Abplanalp of Wellsboro. In addition, he had three grandsons and seven great-granddaughters; two brothers and seven sisters, one aunt, Joann Ogden of Blossburg and lots of nieces, nephews and cousins. -Wellsboro Gazette 1/8/2021


WEISKOPFF -DOROTHY Weiskopff BURFIELD age 99 of Elkland passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Born April 20, 1921 in Blossburg, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Nellie L. (Kilpatrick) Weiskopff. Dorothy worked for Galeton Production and the Elkland Dress Factory. She was an all-around great homemaker; noted far and wide for her delicious pies and a devoted mother and grandmother. Dorothy is survived by her children, Clinton and Kay Burfield of Limerick, PA, Richard and Jean Ann Burfield of Elkland, Keith and Belinda Burfield of Rochester; grandchildren, Mark and Jennifer Burfield, Michael and Jessica Burfield, Amber and John Johnston, Renee and Michael Livecchi and Jason Burfield and great grandchildren, Kail Burfield, Gavin and Avery Burfield, Joseph and Gina Livecchi and Zachary Johnston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orval Burfield and a granddaughter, Julie Burfield. A Celebration of Dorothy's Life will be held in the spring when all family members can be present. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/3/2021


WERKHEISER -LAURA MARIA (Werkheiser) SHAFFER of Waverly, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Laura is survived by her husband of 63 years, Paul P. Shaffer. She is survived by three children, Mike (Karen) Shaffer, Wayne (Stacy) Shaffer, and Therese Garcia. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Kelley Carver. Laura had eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Laura is also survived by sisters Charlotte Reeve and Judy Yanuzzi. Born in Potterville, Pa., she married and raised her family in Waverly, N.Y., where she worked as an LPN. Laura enjoyed knitting, gardening her blueberry bushes, and traveling. In later years, she loved spending time with friends at weekly luncheons, playing cards and dominoes. Plans for a celebration of life are incomplete at this time. Memorials can be directed to the Waverly Free Library.-Sayre Morning Times 1/14/2021


THOMAS A. WILCOX age 78, died peacefully in Horseheads, NY on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Thomas was predeceased by his parents Harold and Jessie. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Ann, his daughter Lisa (Howie) Evertts; sons, David (Annie) and John (Katie) Wilcox; grandchildren, Michele (Donovan) Hamilton, Eric (Angela) Jaynes, and Leah (Mike) Champion; great grandchildren, Tyler, Ellie, Chase and Michael Thomas; brother Doug, special sister-in-law Karen (Bill) Dovey; and many cousins and beloved friends. Tom was a great man known for his work ethic, sense of humor and jokes. He proudly worked for 38 years for Schweizer Aircraft as plant manager. He also was a devoted member and Captain of the Elmira Heights Fire Department. Tom especially enjoyed being Grandpa, a job he took extreme pride in! He enjoyed working around his yard, hunting, fishing, playing cards at the fire department, his family, and spending time at Seneca Lake. He courageously battled Alzheimer's Disease which took many of his memories, but could never steal his personality or spirit. The family is especially grateful for the loving care given to him by the nursing staff of the Colonial Ridge wing at Elcor Retirement Communities. At his request, there will not be funeral services. A private family burial will take place at the family's convenience. Those wishing may remember Tom with a donation to the Elmira Heights Fire Department, 215 Elmwood Ave, Elmira Heights, NY. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/2021


CALVIN F. WILLIAMS, (Cal) 74, of Ulster, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 following an extended illness. He was born on Jan. 3, 1947 in Sayre, the son of the late Theodore J. and Auseneth L. “Pat” (Platt) Williams. Cal was a Plant Engineer at Ingersoll Rand in Athens, retiring after 33 years of service. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Cal was an avid hunter and gun enthusiast. He is predeceased by his brother; Jim Williams and sister; Carol “Skeeter” Cornish. Cal is survived by his wife and best friend; Ann M. (Gilluly) Klinger at home, sons; Calvin F. (Krista) Williams of CA, C. John Williams (Donna Fessenden) of Athens, stepfather of; Perry Klinger of NC, Sarah (Zachary) Brown of Elmira, NY, Caitlin (Jason) Fenton of Athens, PA, and Francis Klinger of Syracuse, NY, grandchildren; Cody (Tiffany), Caden, Matthew, Quinnlyn, Jayden, Makayla, and Braydon. He is also survived by his sisters; Sondra Learn of Paisley, FL and Cindy Schrock of Athens, PA, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. The family is being cared for by Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens. Memorial donations may be made in Calvin’s name to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN or or to: National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY or -Towanda Daily Review 1/22/2021


WINANS -MARILYN EILEEN Winans QUIGGLE of East Hampton, CT and formerly of Towanda, PA passed away peacefully to her heavenly home on January 4, 2021 at the age of 84. Marilyn was born on November 27, 1936 and grew up in Fairdale, PA. She was the second born of 12 daughters to the late Harvey S. and Kathryn L. (Whalen) Winans. She graduated from Montrose High School. Following high school, she went to work for Beacon Loan Services where she met her future husband, Wilson S. Quiggle. They married on August 24, 1957 in Fairdale, PA and made their home in Montrose, PA. In 1965, the family moved to Towanda, PA. Marilyn was an employee of Masonite Corporation for well over thirty years. In retirement, she loved to spend the winters in Florida until her health prevented her from doing so. She loved working in her yard and flower beds. Marilyn was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She loved and was dearly loved by her entire family and her extended family and will be so deeply missed by all who knew her. Surviving Marilyn are her daughter, Denise Quiggle Seifert and son-in-law, Richard F. Seifert of East Hampton, CT; son, Brian W. Quiggle and daughter-in-law, Karen Quiggle of Macungie, PA; grandchildren, Tyler Seifert, Ella Quiggle, Marla Quiggle, and several beloved step grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in law, Marjorie Rockefeller of Apalachin, NY, Connie M. and Robert Porzucek of Vestal, NY, Patsy Jenner-Puzo of Montrose, PA, brother-in-law, Paul Ferencik of Vestal, NY, sisters, Jeannine VanNort of Montrose, PA, Millie and Robert Nemcek of Friendsville, PA, Kathy and Mark Kovach of Conklin, NY; numerous precious nieces and nephews. Marilyn was predeceased by her husband, Wilson S. Quiggle in 2005, sisters Shirley Winans, Phylis Barrier, Sharon Winans, Gail Ferencik, Joyce Warner; brothers-in-law Willard Rockefeller, Gilbert Barrier, Lane Puzo and William VanNort. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks for the caring and passionate services provided by Lehigh Valley Hospice. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, funeral services are incomplete at this time. Those wishing to honor Marilyn’s memory may consider making a donation to the Wysox Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 339, Wysox, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 1/9/2021


YOUNG -SUSAN M. (Young) MORGAN, 62, of Mansfield, died on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. She was born on Jan. 28, 1958 in Blossburg, a daughter of the late Andrew and Rita (VanOrder) Young and was married for 45 years to Lloyd F. Morgan. She was formerly employed by Truck-Lite of Wellsboro and enjoyed reading, riding horses, watching birds and wildlife and doing crossword puzzles. Susan is survived by her husband, Lloyd Morgan of Mansfield; daughter, April (Brian) Hazelton of Mansfield; brothers, Francis Young of Wellsboro, John Young of Wellsboro; sisters, Lana (Randy) Boyden of Wellsboro, Becky Young of Mainesburg and a brother-in-law, Phil Borden of Wellsboro. She was predeceased by two sisters. A private family funeral service will be held at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -Wellsboro Gazette 1/4/2021




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?. -VICKIE RENEE VANDERPOOL went to meet the Lord after a four year battle with cancer early Monday morning, December 28, 2020 at Geisinger South in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Vickie was born on May 8, 1959 in Meshoppen, PA, the daughter of the late Donna Day Newman (d. January 27, 2007).  As a child, she enjoyed creating art in the form of ceramics, making dozens of pieces inspired by Native Americans.  Vickie was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School with the class of 1977. She married Philip C. Vanderpool on May 24, 1981, and have been together for the last 39 years. For all of those years, Vickie enjoyed being a housewife, and in her spare time she enjoyed working in her flower garden, and watching the wildlife and the spectacular view from her home looking over the Susquehanna River. For the last 25 years, Vickie was a staple at Mark’s Valley View Restaurant. She always sat at the first stool twice a day and visited with her many friends. She loved animals, especially German Shepherds, losing her beloved “Girlie” a few years ago. Throughout the winter, she was always looking forward to the first signs of spring, so that she could put out her hummingbird feeders. Surviving is her husband of 39 years, Philip Vanderpool. Also surviving her is her brother, Jimmy Reese, of Wyalusing, PA; her sister Shelly Raison, of Laceyville, PA.; and her youngest brother and his wife, Kenny and Tammy Vaow of Mehoopany, PA, Vickie was also loved by many nieces, nephews and brother and sister in laws. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main St., Laceyville, PA, on Saturday, January 2, 2021, from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Family services will be immediately following the calling hours. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville, PA. The current Covid 19 requirements, of wearing face masks, and social distancing, will be required. In lieu of flowers, those wishing please send memorial donations to the Meshoppen Cat Rescue, 9883 SR 6, Meshoppen, PA. (Father's name not mentioned and the different name of brother and mothers married name are not the same. So I am not sure of her maiden name.) -Funeral home obit

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 17 OCT 2021
By Joyce M. Tice