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ALEXANDER –DARLENE ‘TOOTIE’ WILLLIAMS, 67, of Troy, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, following a courageous battle with Lyme disease and cancer. Darlene R. Alexander, "Tootie" to family and friends, was born on Feb. 10, 1947 in Canton to the late Lowell "Dude" and Cathryn (Burr) Alexander. Soon after graduating from Canton High School in 1965, Tootie married Robert "Bob" Williams on July 29, 1965 at Troy's St. John's Roman Catholic Church. Blessed with a kind, caring nature, Tootie's devotion to family, home and several friendships was always most important. She happily was a stay-at-home wife and mother, but in later years also enjoyed working at the Troy Elementary School cafeteria. Being outdoors while cultivating her flower gardens and yard brought her contentment. Surviving are her beloved husband, Robert; a daughter, Shannon Williams; granddaughter, Krista (Brock) Nichols; great-grandson, Blaiz Nichols; sister-in-law, Sharon Alexander; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Marcy Morseman; grandson, Shayne Morseman; and siblings, Norm Alexander and Sharon Holmes. In keeping with Tootie's wishes, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Those who wish may direct memorials to: A Hope 4 Lyme, P.O. Box 1004, Elmira, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 10/21/2014

RAYMOND G. ANDERSON, age 57, of 12 Jackson St., Dallas, Pa., formerly of the Tunkhannock and Wyalusing area, passed away unexpectedly at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Sunday evening, Nov. 23, 2014. Ray was born in Meshoppen, Pa. on April 15, 1957, the son of the late Charlotte M. Wilcox Anderson, who passed away on June 16, 2013, and George Anderson Sr., of Wyalusing, Pa. Growing up in Wyalusing, Ray was a 1975 graduate of the Wyalusing High School. After his high school graduation he enlisted and was a member of the US Navy, from July of 1975 until July of 1979. For the last 33 years, Ray was employed by Blue Ridge Cable, in Tunkhannock, Pa., serving as a supervisor for the last number of years. He was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534, the Tunkhannock Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1276, and a long time member of the N.R.A. In his spare time, Ray loved hunting with his family and friends, golfing with co-workers, and the yearly golfing trips to Myrtle Beach, for a number of years. Over the years, he was a member of many bowling leagues, at the Mountainside Lanes in Wyalusing, and softball teams, playing in the Tri-Co. League in Silvara, Pa., and many tournament teams, in the Wyalusing, Montrose, Tunkhannock and surrounding areas. Also playing horseshoes with his many friends at picnics and family outings was a favorite past-time. Being a great Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan he attended many races, camping and enjoying the fellowship of his fellow race fans. Ray enjoyed traveling, most recently to Hawaii and San Francisco. Being a man of few words, until he got to know you, and having a great sense of humor, Ray enjoyed life to its fullest, loving to be surrounded by his family and his many friends. Besides his father, Ray is survived by his wife of five years, the former Debra L. Hizny Anderson of Dallas, Pa.; his two sons, Matthew and his wife Mackenzie Anderson of Tunkhannock, Pa. and Nathan Anderson and Tara Lane of Forkston, Pa.; his step-children, Shannon Drudge, of Ocala, Fla., Michael McGuire, of Wilkes Barre, Pa. and Jennifer Tierney, of Philadelphia, Pa. Ray is also survived by his five grandchildren, Austin Anderson and Abby Anderson, of Tunkhannock, Pa., Brandon Burgess, Adyn Anderson and Conner Anderson, all of Forkston, Pa.; his brother, George and his wife Jeanne Anderson, of Tunkhannock, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Kevin Anderson. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with Pastor Vickie Ellis of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating. Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Park in Dallas, Pa. at a later date at the convenience of the family. Military services will be conducted at the Chapel Lawn Memorial Park in Dallas by the members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to Hunts for Healing, 3 Coburn Rd., Laceyville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 11/26/2014

ANDRUS –MABEL H. WOOD nee: Andrus age 57 of Horseheads, died Monday, October 27, 2014. Mable is survived by husband Olin; sisters, Lillie, Mary, & Margorie; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Those wishing may make donations in her memory to her husband (envelopes available at the Funeral Home) to be used according to the wishes of the family. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Saturday, November 1st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with her Funeral Service there immediately following at 1 p.m. Burial at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/29/2014

AVERY –CHARLEN H. GRIFFIN age 66 of Cayuta, NY passed away Friday afternoon, December 5, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Charlene was born December 26, 1947 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of the late LaMar "Bert" and Pauline Congdon Avery. Charlene was a loving wife, mother grandmother and great grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald "Griff" and brother, Larry Avery. Survivors include her loving family; son, Eric (Dawn) Griffin of Cayuta, NY, daughter, Paula (Michael) Grantier of Cayuta, NY and son Tyler Griffin of Sullivanville, NY; grandchildren: Ashley and Kendra Grantier, and Makayla and Jared Griffin; great grandson, Markus Bailey; brothers, Llewllyn (Hanelore) Avery, and Daryl (Pat) Avery; sisters; Darla (Jeff) Hall and Jocelyn (Mike) Almon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 Horseheads, NY on Monday December 8, 2014 from 4-6 PM. Charlene's Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of Sunday Service at Sullivanville United Methodist Church in Sullivanville on December 14, 2014 at 12:30 PM with Pastor Kevin Austin. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family graciously accepts remembrances with donations in Charlene's memory to Sullivanville United Methodist Church, 69 Old Sullivanville Rd, Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/7/2014

BALDICK –ANGELA L. (BALDICK) GREENO, 27, of Corning, NY, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital. She is predeceased by her mother, Patricia Brimmer and niece, Alissa Tollinchi. Angela is survived by her husband, Daniel Greeno, father, Mark Baldick Sr.; sisters, Serena and Sylvia Baldick; brother, Mark Baldick Jr.; nephew, Jionni Tollinchi; grandmother, Elizabeth Baldick; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 30 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 1 p.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/28/2014

WAYNE MONROE BARTO, 69, of Hughesville died Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born May 14, 1944, in Penn Twp., Lycoming Co. a son of the late Monroe V. and Betty E. (Artley) Barto. January 8, 1982, he married Donna Jean Merrill, who survives. Wayne was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church and graduated from Hughesville High School, Class of 1962. He served in the Army reserves from 1966 to 1972 and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. He was an owner/operator of Barto Trucking and through the years had served as the maintenance supervisor of Anton-Waldman and worked for Hill Well Drilling. During the 1970’s he served as a Penn Twp. Supervisor. Wayne enjoyed working on tractors and computers, was an avid reader and loved spending time with family and friends. In addition to his wife of 31 years, he is survived by a son, Christopher (Holly) Barto, Hughesville, a brother, David M. Barto, Hughesville, three sisters, Judy L. Lehman, Hughesville, Barbara A. (Dave) Dincher, Hughesville and Alice F. Mahnke, Winter Park, FL and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce L. Weaver. In keeping with Wayne’s wishes, there will be no services. The family is being served by McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. –Carol Brotzman

DAVID E. BASHORE, 57, of Barton, NY passed away at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 following an extended illness. He was born on January 4, 1957 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late David E. and Shirley Vanderpool Bashore. David was a Veteran of the Navy, serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He was employed with Toshiba, Elmira, NY for 14 years until the business closed. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was well known for the pranks he pulled on family and friends. David enjoyed fishing, hunting, and trapping. David avidly watched TV, especially WWE Wrestling. He spent hours on Facebook chatting back and forth with friends and reconnecting with old friends. He loved his dogs, Buddy and Ava. He is predeceased by his first wife Margaret Evans Bashore and brother-in-law Gary Stillman. David is survived by his wife of 7 years Tammy at home, children Melissa and Scott Lane of Sayre, PA, David E., Bashore, Jr. and Lauren Campbell of Sayre, Pa, and Tanya Raymond and Miguel Cosme of Binghamton, NY, grandchildren Blaine and Gage Carnrike, Ella Bashore, and Avah and Joaquin Cosme, siblings and in-laws Richard and Yvonne Bashore of Sayre, PA, siblings Barbara Stillman of Sayre, PA, and Tom Bashore of Barton, NY, special aunts and spouses Connie Campbell and Thomas Miller of Athens, PA, and Bernard and Emma Evans of Athens, PA, several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends Robert Barry, Kenny Acla, and Bill Conrad. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 6pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in David's memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA to help offset the funeral expenses. –Carol Brotzman

JOSEPH MICHAEL BRENNAN age 65, was born on September 10, 1949 in Elmira, NY. Joseph is survived by his wife, Terri Ann White Brennan; sisters, Beverly Brown of Endwell, NY, and Elizabeth Triano of Horseheads, NY; brother, Ernest Brennan of Horseheads, NY; children, Lucinda (Joseph) Austin of Breesport, NY, Joseph (Christine) Brennan of Ulster, PA, Shawn (Crystal) Simons of Fort Worth, TX, Elizabeth (Michael) Higgins of Springfield, MI, Thomas (Alison) Brennan of Elmira, NY, Venus (Kenneth) Watts of Bentley Creek, PA, and Sean Hughes of Binghamton, NY; several cherished grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; special friends, Charles (Scoot) and Theresa (Terri) Young of Endicott, NY. Joe enjoyed great times and making memories at the lake with his kids, grandkids and friends; boating, skiing, tubing, fishing, joking around and falling in the lake. "Dad We Love You, Rest In Peace" A Memorial Service will be held at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church in Ridgebury, PA on Sunday November 9, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/7/2014

TIFFANY MARIE BROCK, 38, of Gillett, PA passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014. She was the daughter of Devon and Mary (Bushway) Brock of Gillett. Tiffany is survived by her parents, Devon and Mary; her daughter, Brianna Lynn Brock and Brianna's boyfriend, Ben Smith; brother, John (Deborah) Brock of McKean, PA; and nieces, Julia and Jenna Brock. Services for Tiffany Marie Brock will be private and at the convenience of her family. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. "We miss you and will love you forever." Your Family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/1/2014

DONALD R. BUMP age 70, of Leesburg, Fla., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. He was born Feb. 1, 1944 in Sayre, Pa., to Dewey and Eva Bump. He lived in Towanda, Pa. and Waverly, N.Y. for many years. He worked at Paxar in Sayre, Pa. as a printer for 40 years before retiring. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Theresa Bump of Leesburg, Fla.; daughter, Donna Dunham of Owego, N.Y.; step-daughters, Stephanie Wheeler and Christina Geffert both of Florida, and Kim Strope and Lori Bump both of Waverly, N.Y.; grandson, Robert Dunham, III; nine step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Bump of Herrickville, Pa.; sisters, Ella May Wolfe of Dallas, Pa., Linda Henley of Towanda, Pa., Helen (Jerry) Ousterout of Leesburg, Fla.; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Eva Bump; brothers, George and Leo Bump; sisters, Hila Mosier, Shirley Newton, Ruby Bellows, and Ruth Mays; step-grandson, Dillon Bostwiok. Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL. –Towanda Daily Review 10/21/2014

WILLIAM H. CAMPBELL, 81, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at his home. Born August 31, 1933 in Picture Rocks, he was a son of the late Clyde L. and Lillian C. Swisher Campbell. His wife of 52 years, the former Sally M. Bradley, preceded him in death on September 27, 2006. Bill retired from East Lycoming School District in 1995, after having worked there for over 30 years. He was a member of St. Marks Church, Lairdsville and Roaring Run Rod and Gun Club. Bill enjoyed woodworking, building, and remodeling homes for his loved ones. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon L. (John) Ellis-Campbell of Muncy; a son, James L. (Kim) Campbell of Deer Park, MD; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, Bill was preceded in death by a brother, D.R. Campbell; and two sisters, Marian Bartlett and Evelyn Michael. Bill could always be counted in all aspects of family life. The words in this tender poem describe the love and compassion that his family holds for him. Our Dad & Pop He never looked for praises He was never one to boast he just went on quietly working For those he loved the most His dreams were seldom spoke His wants were very few And most of the time his worries Would go unspoken too He was there…. A firm foundation Through all our storms of life A sturdy hand to hold to In times of stress and strife A true friend we could turn to When times were good or bad One of our greatest blessings, The man that we called Dad. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. –McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home obit

CARY –RENA LOUISE CUMMINGS age 81, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Riverview Manor, Owego NY from complications of COPD and dementia. Rena was born to Herman and Mildred Rifenburg Cary December 17, 1932 in Poughkeepsie NY. She married her one and only, Arthur Cummings, on December 27, 1952. They would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in December. Rena retired from Conrail after working over 30 years starting her railroad service with the Lehigh Valley, which later became Conrail. In that service, she made many long-time friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Herman and Mildred Cary and son-in-law Wayne Atkins. Rena is survived by husband, Arthur Sr, and son, Arthur Jr. at home; daughters, Susan (Tracy) Stroup of Sayre, Patricia Atkins of Clintondale NY, Jayne (Robert) Flick of Sayre, Beth Cummings of Elmira NY, and Danna Cummings of Willseyville NY. Her grandchildren, Jeffrey (Shannon) Stroup of Jenks OK, Matthew Stroup of Johnson City NY, Shaun Cummings of Willseyville NY, Brian Flick of Sayre, Ashley (Jon) Dolinich of Waverly NY, Amanda and Sarah Atkins of Clintondale NY and her "adopted" grandson, Kameron Hall. She is also survived by three great-grandsons, Timothy and Nathan Stroup and the family's newest addition, Blake Dolinich. She is also survived by brothers, Lewis (Toni) Cary of Lockwood, Leon (Harriet) Cary of Lockwood and sister Margaret (John) Knapich of West Wyoming PA. She has several nieces and nephews of whom she treated like her own children. Rena's pride and joy was her family. She was a staunch advocate for ARC clients, yet had a soft heart for the family cats, Larry and Moe. "What you see is what you get" was Rena. She never backed down from whatever was thrown her way. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you remember her with any of the following organizations: Chemung ARC, 711 Sullivan St., Elmira, NY, Lockwood Volunteer Fire Dept., PO BX 16, Lockwood, NY and Riverview Manor, 510 Fifth Ave, Owego, NY. We, Rena's family, extend our heartfelt thanks to Riverview and the care they provided for our spouse and Mom. We were blessed with her wit and wisdom for six additional months upon her hospital discharge. For that, we will be eternally grateful. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 1:00-2:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Rena's life will follow the visitation with Pastor Larry Day honoring her memory at 2:00 P.M. A special tribute to Rena's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/24/2014

DUANE A. COLE, 80, of Cedar Run, died on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at The Green Home in Wellsboro. He was the husband of Barbara (Teed) Cole who preceded him in death, July 20, 1998. Duane was born July 15, 1934 in Stony Fork, the son of the late Raymond and Velma (Covert) Cole. He was a US Navy veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. Duane was a sheet metal worker for Corning Glass, Erwin, NY. He also worked for the PA Game Commission, many years ago. Duane was a member of the VFW, Legion and the Moose. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his two daughters, Sue Bencus (Sandy), Cedar Run and Lori Klaiber (Tim), Mercer, PA; four sisters, Joyce, Lois, Rita and Marge; three grandchildren, Jeremy Bencus, Kyle Klaiber and Deidre Conlon and two great- grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, Duane was preceded in death by a son, Donald Cole in 1978; two brothers, Burdette and Jack Cole and a sister, Mary. Friends and family are invited to Duane's Life Celebration on Monday, November 10, 2014 from 6-8 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 1:00 PM at funeral home with Pastor Gary Messinger officiating. Interment in Oregon Hill Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/2014

CRAWFORD –PENNY JUNE GATTO, age 55, of New Albany, PA passed away Wednesday night, October 15, 2014 with her family by her side. Penny was born on June 3, 1959 the daughter of Erven and June Allen Crawford of New Albany, PA. She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School with the class of 1977. She was employed with Proctor & Gamble in Mehoopany, PA as a Technician for 37 years. Penny attended the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda, PA. She enjoyed canning. She took great pleasure in travelling especially to her favorite spot, Newport, RI. But most of all she loved to spend time with her family. Besides her parents Penny is survived by her loving husband Teddy Gatto, whom she married on August 27, 1994, her siblings Jeff Crawford and his wife Jane of Lawrenceville, PA and Gina Suessenbach and her husband Jim of New Albany, PA, her newphews Logan Crawford, Noah Crawford, Justin Griffith, and Joseph Suessenbach, as well as many aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA with Reverend Don Hauser of the Independent Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Crawford Family Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 9:00 until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial donations in Penny’s name to the Bradford County Relay for Life, C/O Amy Huffman, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Towanda Daily Review 10/17/2014

ISAAC ALEXANDER DUM - No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it and only God knows why…. Isaac Alexander Dum, 17, of Captain Moore Rd., Rome, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Isaac was welcomed into this world on Oct. 27, 1996, by his loving parents Jake and Brenda Dum. He was currently a senior at Northeast Bradford High School where he participated with the JV soccer team. Isaac was a member of the National Honor Society and a participant with his school's Scholarship Challenge team. A kind and gentle soul, Isaac was a friend to many — he will be forever remembered and forever missed. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, biking and taking hikes with his family and friends. Isaac will be greatly missed by his parents, Jake and Brenda Dum; his sister, Hannah Dum, all at home; paternal grandfather, Thomas Dum of Carlisle, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Roger and Shirley Wintermute of Albany; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Nellie Dum; and Uncle Joseph Dum. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Larry D. Jennings officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Northeast Bradford Education Fund, 526 Panther Drive, Rome, PA in loving memory of Isaac Alexander Dum. Until we meet again, Isaac, may you find comfort in the arms of an angel. –Towanda Daily Review 10/21/2014

ELLIOTT –JULIA ‘VIOLA’ ELLIOTT BENJAMIN, 94, a life-long resident of 91 Hill Road, Towanda, Asylum Township, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 from Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born at home in Asylum Township on Sept. 16, 1920, Viola was the daughter of Fred A. Elliott and Jennie Kinsley Elliott. She was a graduate of Towanda High School with the class of 1938 and later married Nathan L. "Nate" Benjamin Jr. on October 20, 1941 at the Elliott Family homestead in Liberty Corners. Viola worked as a telephone operator for the Commonwealth Telephone Company in Towanda while her husband Nate served overseas in the U.S. Army during World War II. She served as secretary-treasurer for the Benjamin and Wood Excavating Company which later became Nate Benjamin Excavating for many years until their retirement in 1988. In the late 1950s, Nate and Viola developed Birch Lake or popularly known today as "Nates' Pond." Since that time, thousands of people, by invitation, have visited the beautiful location where weddings, picnic's, camping and fishing derby's have been held and good friends enjoyed the outdoors, water sports, boating and fishing. Viola was an active member of the Liberty Corners United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women's Group, Liberty Corners Grange and in earlier years the Wysox Rebekah Lodge. She was a devoted worker at the Liberty Corners Ice Cream Socials and known for her oatmeal cake. She enjoyed the church and community programs and events throughout the years. Many people have enjoyed delicious meals which Viola prepared and she will forever be remembered for her baking talents especially for her home-made big fat, soft sugar cookies with a raisin in the middle. Viola enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, sewing, crocheting and making afghans for her family. She is survived by 4 daughters Becky Alexander, Gaile Kershner and husband Eric, Alice Foster and husband Gary, Gwen Lee and husband Chip; seven grandchildren Jay Alexander, Todd Alexander, E.J. Flynn, Nathan Flynn, Julie Wickwire, Ben Kershner and Mindy Lee; 16 great-grandchildren Cody, Cole and Caylyn Alexander, Brooke and Courtney Alexander, Jason Wickwire, Myles and Wesley Kershner, Dempsey, Grady, Edan, Karis and Dwyer Flynn, Kathryn and Bentley Flynn, Anson Lee Henley; brother Wilbur Elliott step-brother Harry Card; step-sisters Carolyn Wright and Ida Murdock; sister-in-law Patricia Elliott; special daughters Joannie Taylor and Kathy Barrett-Corbett; devoted caregivers Helen Barrett, Tricia Bennett and Julie Schmeck. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Nathan L. "Nate" Benjamin Jr. on August 13, 1998; grandson Justin A. Lee; brother, Howard Elliott; sister-in-law Marjorie Elliott; and special niece Judy Woodruff. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Liberty Corners United Methodist Church with Rev. Jean Montgomery, pastor, officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Liberty Corners United Methodist Church, in care of Jesse Newman, 991 Marcy Hill Road, Towanda, PA in Viola Elliott Benjamin's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 12/1/2014

HAROLD L. EVANS, age 83 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Monday October 13, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Harold was born July 14, 1931 in Charleston Township, PA the son of the late H. Kenneth and Millie Learn Evans. He married his wife, Julia E. Kennedy Evans, on December 6, 1958 and they would have celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary on December 6, 2014. Mr. Evans was a retired engineer from Corning Glass Works with 35 years of dedicated service. Harold loved the outdoors, his flower gardens, and woodworking. He was an avid New York Yankees, New York Giants, and New York Mets fan. In addition to his parents, Harold was pre-deceased by his sisters Evelyn Husted and Marilyn Graham. Mr. Evans is survived by his loving and devoted wife Julia E. Kennedy Evans; his children: Harold Thomas Evans and Cheryl Evans of Elmira, NY, Terry Evans of Meridian, Idaho, Marjorie "Kim" & John Stage of Horseheads, NY, Marcia Casey of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Tami & Rick Ring of Millerton, PA, and Ron & Heather Evans of Horseheads, NY; 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law: Harland & Beverley Evans of Mosherville, PA; sister: Lillian Kilbourne of Wellsboro, PA; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Marjorie Neff of York, PA and Linda & Gary Kreisler of Galeton, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. In accordance with Harold's wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/18/2014

JAMES W. FARLEY, age 70, of Ringer Hill, Sullivan County, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at his home with his loving family at his side. Jim was born in Cullman, Ala. on April 20, 1944, a son of the late Oscar and Vera Walton Farley. He graduated from high school and entered the US Navy where he served for 31 years. He was honorably discharged in 1991.He married the former Joyce Hochberg on Jan. 6, 1996. He completed his Bachelor's degree in History at Bloomsburg University. After retiring from the US Navy he worked at the Red Rock Job Corps for several years where he was in charge of the orientation program. He loved his fellow servicemen and very much enjoyed working with them in the different community programs that they provided our local communities. He also was involved in every Veterans and Memorial Day services. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, reading, dancing, his puppies, his horses and country music. Jim was the commander of American Legion Post No. 996 in Dushore, Pa. and was currently the District Commander for District No. 17. Surviving are his spouse, Joyce, at home; three sons, Neil (Jade) Stark of Silverdale, Wash., Allan (Karen) Farley of Ashland, Pa., Paul Farley of Norfolk, Va.; three daughters, Lisa (Craig) Dostick of Lincoln Falls, Pa., Crystal Spencer of Forksville, Pa., Lisa Marie (Dan) Hodges of Chicago, Ill.; brother, Jan (Shirley) Farley of Cullman, Ala.; sister, Delma Sandlin of Cullman, Ala.; 10 grandchildren, Travis Spencer, Alison Spencer; Rachel Dostick, Lincoln Dostick, Ellianna Dostick; Alyssa Biegley, Cale Farley, Ryan Farley; Cameron Farley, Ethan Farley; great-grandson, Mason Biegley; niece, Eleanor Callan; and nephew, Sonny Tucker. He was predeceased by sisters, Louise Tucker and Norma Farley. Graveside military services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. with Pastor Richard Davis officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. Legion members are ask to assemble and pass-in-review at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 10/15/2014

FITZGERALD –ELIZABETH ANN (ANNE) GREEN passed away unexpectedly on November 10, 2014 at home in Columbia, MD. Born in Elmira, she was the daughter of James R. (Dick) and Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Columbia Cross Roads. Anne was a graduate of Troy High School and The Pennsylvania State University with a Master's Degree from the U.S. Naval War College, Providence, RI. She is survived by her husband, Michael Green of Columbia MD; her mother, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and her aunt, Louise White both formerly of Genesee Road, Elmira and now of Venice, FL; her brother James (Pamela) Fitzgerald of Venice, FL. Anne was an avid genealogist and an expert skier having skied extensively in Europe and Colorado with her husband, Mike. A memorial service was held for Anne on November 17 at the Witzke Funeral Home in Ellicott City, MD. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/25/2014

JOHN E. GRAHAM JR., 48, of 54 Old Barton Rd., Waverly, N.Y. passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. John was born Feb. 23, 1966 in Sayre, the son of John E. Graham Sr. and Patricia M. Ciavardini Graham. He was a graduate of Waverly High School class of 1984 and was employed by Charm Pools in Waverly from age 16 until the time of his death. John was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, especially geese, and fishing. He is survived by his fiancée, Jane Perry of Waverly; children, Morgan Shaw and husband Christopher of Jersey Shore, Pa., Joshua Wolcott of Elmira, N.Y.; stepchildren, Brittany Vough and husband Jeremy of Owego, N.Y., D.J. Talada of Waverly; grandchildren, Lily Shaw, Cameron Shaw and Izabella Vough; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, many good friends and his canine companion, Jake. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia in March of 2007; his father, John Sr. in September of 2014; infant sister, Susan; and by Gersley "Bud" Wolcott who was a positive influence in his life.The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that contributions be directed to Wright's Sporting Goods, 95 Ellistown Rd., Waverly, NY for a youth hunter education fund to be established in John's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 11/26/2014

DONALD ‘DARB’ HADLOCK, 82, of Sayre, Pa., passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital, surrounded by family, due to a prolonged illness. Darb was born in Athens, Pa., to his parents John and Ethel Hadlock. Darb fought in the Korean War, worked in the railroad, and had many odd jobs. Darb enjoyed being a track official for the USA BMX racing (Valley BMX and Rockcut), hauling scrap metal, and enjoyed the time with his many grandchildren. Darb was always on the go, with nothing keeping him down, and always putting a smile on people's faces. He is predeceased by his brother, Jonathan Hadlock. Darb is survived by his girlfriend of 42 years, Charlotte Ackley. He is also survived by his six siblings, twin sister Dorothy (George) Foreman, Lillian (Raymond) Cron, Mary (Edward) Funk, William Hadlock, Arthur (Nancy) Hadlock, Harry (Nelda) Hadlock. Children, Dyson (South Korea), Ellen Johnson, Pearl Johnson, Molly Wright-Pedro, Rosemary Johnson, Oliver (Mary) Johnson, William (Margaret) Johnson. Also, stepson DD (Carol) Chandler. Along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Grandchildren, Olivia Stroud, Eric Johnson, John Johnson, Howard (Andrea) Johnson, Nova Jo Wright, Kasandra (Brad Stroud) Johnson, William Johnson, James Frantz, Angelica Frantz, Izaic Wright, Brianna Kohler, Briar Wright, and Angela Johnson. Great-grandchildren, Thomas, Adrianna, and Emilie Stroud. Marcus, Hunter, and Ryder Johnson. Toni Callands, Jaden Johnson, Ellieona Frisbie, Brilynn Wright, and Brayleigh Stroud. Darb's special friends included Ardell Culver and Gene Salsman, along with many more.
Darb will be missed dearly by family and friends. A memorial will be held at the Athens Fire Hall on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. Any donations can be accepted at the memorial service. –Sayre Morning Times 11/26/2014

HENLEY –MARIE ELIZABETH JENNINGS passed away peacefully at home on November 26. Marie was born on January 19, 1922, was raised in Waverly, graduated from Waverly High School, and has lived on North Elmer Avenue in Sayre since 1945. She was preceded by her husband Paul and son John, and is survived by a daughter Ann of Windsor, Vermont, sons, Bob of Columbia, Md., Ed of Hatboro, Pa., Arch of Sayre, Tom of Vestal Center, N.Y., Jim of Richmond, Texas, Rick of South Waverly, Ron of Endicott, N.Y., 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A long-time member of the Epiphany Catholic Church, the church choir and its Alter & Rosary Society, Marie was also actively involved with the Sayre Public Library, and was a board member of the Sayre Historical Society and contributed to its publication "A Century of Memories." Marie taught remedial reading in the Sayre Area School District, was a member of the Bradford Wyoming County Literacy Society, and was honored as "Mrs. Good Citizen" by the VFW Auxiliary Society. A viewing will be held at the Epiphany Church at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday December 2, 2014 with a funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave, Sayre PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Service, 110 Woodworth St., Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 11/29/2014

HULSLANDER –BARBARA LEE MURPHY age 70. Born in Sayre, PA on October 30th, 1944 to the late Richard and Lillian (Deubler) Hulslander and passed away on Monday, November 24th, 2014. Barbara graduated from Odessa-Montour CS in 1962 and immediately went to work at Hardinge, Inc. She was employed in positions of increasing levels of responsibility until her retirement. She coached a Junior Achievement group during her time with Hardinge and also attended many of the company's retiree functions. Barbara was a member of the Elmira Heights BPW, Elmira Heights American Legion Auxiliary, Women of the Moose, communicant of the former St. John's Episcopal Church. An enthusiastic baker (like her mother) and cook, Barbara once tried her hand at full time catering. She was always good at turning a phrase; after her retirement she co-authored a life story for one of her dear friends. Barbara was a caring, giving person with a special sense of style. She had great concern for family members and friends, and they responded in like manner. Although sometimes presented with stumbling blocks and disappointments, she looked ahead with fortitude. She leaves: brothers; David (Nancy) Hulslander of Horseheads, and Carl (Jan) Watkins of Athens, her nephew and three nieces and their families, dear cousins, a number of loving friends and "nearbys" which include Diane Gormly, Rita Buckbee, and Jen Grover (all of whom were particularly helpful in recent months), along with her remaining feline companions. Barbara's family wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude to the nursing staff of the ICU, 2B, and 4B at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center as well as to the CareFirst representatives. Family and friends are invited to the Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake Street at Washington Avenue, on Tuesday, December 2nd from 1 pm to 2pm with a memorial service following at 2pm. Her committal and interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to your nearby animal shelter or the Spay and Neuter Assistance Program of the Southern Tier., P.O. Box 543, Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/30/2014

DR. PAUL B. KERR, 89, passed away into the presence of his Lord on November 25, 2014. Born March 17, 1925, delivered in the Titusville, PA Hospital by his grandfather, W. G. Johnston, MD, he was the son of Paul B. Kerr, Sr, an Undertaker, and Mary Sprague Johnston Kerr. Grandparents besides Kerr and Johnston included Wakefield and Benedict. Paul had one sibling, W. Robert Kerr, 2 years younger. He wife Donna I. [Smith] Kerr predeceased him in 2005. Paul graduated Valedictorian from Titusville High School in 1943. This Class lost 19 men to enlistment for WW II. One week after graduation 29 additional men from the Class, including Paul, were drafted and entrained together for the Induction Center. Paul did Infantry Basic Training that summer in Alabama, then was assigned as a Basic Engineer student to Auburn, AL. Soon he was transferred to the U. of Nebraska as a Pre-Med student, completing this in Dec. 1945. He then became an Army Medic in the army hospital near Chicago, caring for wounded from the Battle of the Bulge. From 1946 to 1949 he was a Medical Student at Northwestern U. in Chicago, obtaining BS and MD degrees. From 1949 till 1952 he was an Intern and Resident in Internal Medicine at Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA. He was licensed to practice medicine in PA in 1950. He became certified in Family Practice, and was active in Medical organizations. In 1952 Dr. Kerr was drafted into the US Army Medical Corps and served as Commander of the 8th Army HQ Dispensary in Seoul, Korea, for the next two years. There he met Reuben A. Torrey, DD, Missionary, in a life-changing experience. Dr. Torrey retired to Montrose where he and Dr. Kerr were affiliated with the Montrose Bible Conference, Dr. Torrey as President, and Dr. Kerr, in later years as Secretary of the Board of Directors. He was a life member of VFW Post #154, Elk Lake, PA. At Sayre he met Registered Nurse Donna I. Smith, from Wysox, Bradford Co. They married Nov 19th, 1949. Paul & Donna Kerr settled in Montrose in 1952 where they practiced medicine for 50 years in partnership with Raymond Bennett, MD and Eudora, his wife, Donna's only sibling. These four founded the Medical Clinic, Hospital, Nursing Home and Pharmacy. Paul made house calls with a Jeep, consulted in the office, treated people in hospital and nursing home, did emergency work day and night, administered anesthesia for 40 years, and delivered more than 3000 babies. At various times he was Hospital Administrator and Nursing Home Administrator. A good marriage of 55 years ended with Donna's death March 1, 2005. There are three children: Cerise Hayes of Binghamton, Jeffrey, married to Melissa, Montrose, and Renee, wife of David Tyler of Montrose. The 7 grandchildren are James, Rebecca and John Hayes, Jennifer Kerr [Robert] Murphy, Dale Shotwell (Melissa's son), Helena [John] Oden, and Leah Tyler. Great-grandchildren; Callen, and Kennady Murphy. daughters: Cerise and Renee are practicing nurses. Paul was past President of The Montrose Rotary Club which he joined in 1954and accomplished 50 years of perfect attendance.. Additionally he was District Governor. He was active in Rotary high school foreign youth exchange for 40 years, hosting 17 in his home and arranging for many throughout NE PA. Paul & Donna attended 15 Rotary International Conventions. Paul was awarded The Paul Harris Fellowship and discovered the truth of the Rotary motto, "Real happiness is in helping others". The Kerrs, often with family, became travelers to most all US states and five continents. Often they stayed in the homes of their overseas Rotary students. They crossed the Pacific 4 times and the Atlantic about 30 times. Inveterate photographers, Dr. Paul and Donna were active in the Montrose Camera Club, for over 33 years, taking photos on trips, of family and friends. Paul joined the Masonic Lodge in Athens, PA in 1950 and transferred to Montrose; completing 60 years membership. His favorite part was Knights Templar, the Christian arm of Masonry. He was Commander of the Montrose Commandery, and lead group excursions of Templars to Portugal and Malta. Paul was a member of the Montrose Presbyterian Church, became an Elder and sang in the choir for many years. There he taught Sunday School for 7 years. He became a member of the Evangelical Free Church when it began in Montrose and there also taught Sunday School in early years. He was a Gideon, and was President of the Susquehanna County Camp and Church Speaker. Paul & Donna were serious Christians and loved their Lord. He wrote and published two books, first a biography of a Civil War Surgeon, who was a family relative, secondly a book entitled "The Last of the Kerrs". Service will be 6:00 PM Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Dreyer Hall, of the Montrose Bible Conference, 218 Locust Street, Montrose, a visitation will be held Saturday from 3:00 PM until time of service at Dreyer Hall. Masonic Service will be held at 3 PM, Saturday. Donations in memory are suggested for The Montrose Bible Conference, at the address above, and the Evangelical Free Church of Montrose, PO Box 326, Montrose, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

BRUCE D. KINNER, 71, of Roaring Branch, Pa., passed away Friday morning, Oct. 24, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born in Waverly, N.Y. on Aug. 31, 1943, Bruce Denton Kinner was a son of the late Sidney Stephan and Mary Ellen (Walsh) Kinner. Bruce was a graduate of Bellvue High School in Bellvue, Neb. He was proud of his 26-year military career in the U.S. Air Force, serving several tours in Vietnam and retiring as Master Sergeant. He later was employed for 10 years with the U.S. government's Social Security and Medicare office in Philadelphia. Following retirement, Bruce earned a bachelors of arts degree at Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pa. He was a member of the 355th Fighters Squadron Heritage Group of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., and a life member of the NRA. Other memberships included Canton's American Legion Post 303, Moose Lodge No. 429 and Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg. Bruce enjoyed traveling all over the world, photography, target shooting and building models. He also volunteered at The Wings of Eagles Museum in Corning, N.Y. Surviving are his daughter, Molly Williamson of Florida; two siblings, Stephanie Lapolice of New Baltimore, Mich., and Joseph Kinner of Gila Bend, Ariz.; an uncle, Angelo Cannavino of Sayre, Pa.; cousin Sharon (Darrell) Hoobler of Sayre; and friend Deborah Parker of Tucson, Ariz. He also leaves his special friend and companion Anita Evans of Roaring Branch, with whom he resided. He was predeceased by two aunts and an uncle, Jean Cannavino and Inez and Floyd Fox. Calling hours are from 10–11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Father Michael McCormick will officiate the funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in the Bath National Cemetery in Bath, N.Y. with military honors accorded. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS. –Towanda Daily Review 10/28/2014

KISHBAUGH –MARY (KISHBAUGH) COLE - Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all…. Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Mary (Kishbaugh) Cole, 91, of Glen Valley Rd., Athens, Pa., passed away with her family at her side on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at the Elderwood Healthcare Facility in Waverly. Mary was born on Sept. 20, 1923 in Waverly, a daughter of the late Arthur and Ethel (Hakes) Kishbaugh. On July 24, 1954, she married Ira E. Cole and together they celebrated 57 years of marriage until his passing on Sept. 19, 2011. Mary was a long time member of the Waverly Christian Missionary Alliance Church. She enjoyed knitting and completing crossword puzzles, although her greatest treasure was spending time with her family — she always carried a smile to brighten their day. Mary will be greatly missed by her family: her children, David and Ruth Cole of Athens, James and Patti Cole of Sayre, Robert and Margaret Cole of Athens, Marilyn Mosher Williamson and Joe Williamson of Trout Run, Pa., Nancy and Ryan Miller of Tioga Center, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Carol Mitchell of Texas; a brother, Robert Kishbaugh of Texas; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Susan Cole, James and Lou Cole, Rosella Hess all of State College, Pa., Marie Kishbaugh of Florida; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive.Mary was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Ethel Kishbaugh; her husband, Ira; a son, Gary Mitchell; brother, Thalbert Kishbaugh; son-in-law, Tom Mosher; great-granddaughter, Rachel Mitchell; great-great-grandson, Carter Lackey. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the chapel. –Towanda Daily Review 11/26/2014

THALBERT (BERT) KISHBAUGH passed away in his home on July 4, 2014 in Belleview, Fla., surrounded by his family, after a short battle with kidney disease. He was born April 8, 1919 in Waverly, N.Y., to Arthur and Ethel Kishbaugh. He worked out of Elmira, N.Y., on the Erie Railroad. He married Marie Wilber in 1940. They had five kids, Art, Dale, Darlene, Kim and Dusty. They have nine grandkids and numerous great- and great-great-grandkids. Thalbert will be cremated. There will be a family and friends memorial service for him at the Oxford Methodist Church in Oxford, Fla. –Sayre Morning Times 7/8/2014

KNOWLTON –MARY ANN WALKER, age 70, of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at her home. She was born January 26, 1944 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Wayne and Gladys (Quimby) Knowlton. Mary Ann was married to the late Allen L. Walker of Mansfield, PA. She worked as an assistant librarian at the Mansfield Free Public Library, enjoyed quilting and sewing and was a retired calligrapher. Mary Ann is survived by her first husband and father of her children, C. Haines Scureman; two sons, Mark H. Scureman of Mansfield, PA, Daniel W. Scureman of Lawrenceville, VA; a daughter, Ria V. Scureman of Raleigh, NC; a step-son, Iain L. (Rachael) Walker of Green Castle, IN; several grandchildren, including Evan (Megan) Scureman and Steven Scureman; a great grandson, Thomas Scureman; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Kent and Linda Knowlton of Victor, NY, Garth and Karyl Knowlton of Pioneer, CA; a brother-in-law, Joseph (Linda) Walker of Muncy, PA; a sister, Mary Kay (Bill) Gee of Wellsboro, PA; two sisters-in-law, Pamela (Dan) Shipe of Wellsboro, PA, Amy (Mark) Murdough of Pine City, NY. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Prayers to be offered at 7:30 PM by Rev. Steven Case. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary Ann's memory to the Mansfield Friendship Lodge "Prep Room Fund", c/o Steve Gee, P O Box 164, Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/21/2014

RALPH H. KODER, 90, of New Albany, Pa., passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Ralph was born on Sept. 28, 1924 in Quakertown, Pa., the son of Henry Oscar Koder and Emma Stella Snyder Koder. He grew up in Quakertown and later served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1945 during World War II with the Armed Guard as a gunnersmate aboard a Merchant Marine ship. He was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the American Campaign Medal. He was a member of the Quakertown School Board for eight years, the Quakertown West End Fire Company for over 25 years and also held membership with the Historical Society of the One Room School Houses and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In 1973, Ralph and his wife Shirley moved to New Albany, Pa., to make their home. Ralph was employed by Arrow United in Wyalusing, Pa., for many years until his retirement. Ralph greatly enjoyed model trains and had constructed a large platform to scale in the basement of his home. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Shirley M. Snyder Koder of New Albany; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Bob Spencer of New Albany; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Dawn Koder of Coopersburg, Pa.; five grandchildren, Dion (Coleen) Spencer, Todd Spencer, Stacey and Tim Nybeck, all of New Albany, Kristin and Randy Strauss, and Shelley and Bryan Spence of Allentown, Pa.; eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Michael Dodd of the Evergreen Christian Church officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA in Ralph's memory. –Bowen Funeral Home Notice 10/27/2014

HAROLD F. LATHROP, age 91 of S. Broadway, Wellsburg, NY passed away Sun. Nov. 23, 2014 at his home with his loving family by his side following declining health. Born on Mar. 6, 1923 in Troy, PA; Harold was the son of the late, Edward D. & Sarah Issacs Lathrop. He served his country during WWII in the US Army. Harold was employed by Troy Machine Shop, McClure Motor Co. as a Service Manager for 20 years, and Rhinehart Sand & Gravel, as a mechanic until his retirement. He was an all around handy man, who enjoyed camping and gardening. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Helen Saxbury Lathrop, Wellsburg; his son, Harold E. "Skeet" (Bonnie) Lathrop, NC; step children, Mary (Daryl) Densmore, Southport; and Jae (Audrey Weber) Rumsey, Southport; sister, Erma Warner, Fassett, PA; 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Harold was predeceased by his siblings, Ina (Harold) Jackson, Carl (Edna) Lathrop and Lawrence (Phyllis) Lathrop; and a brother-in-law, Harold Warner. At his request there will be no public services and he will be laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY. Memorials may be directed to CareFirst in his memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/29/2014

JACK SHELDON LENOX, 50, of Ulster, Pa. passed away Monday evening, Nov. 24, 2014 at home in his parents' arms following declining health. Jack was born in Towanda, Pa. on June 9, 1964, the son of Gary and Shirley L. Harford Lenox. He attended Bradford County Votec for auto body education and was a graduate of SRU High School in East Smithfield class of 1982 and Vale Teck in Blairsville, Pa. for diesel mechanic education. Jack was formerly employed by Riethoffers Carnival Shows and Jerry Boelander Shows as well as an additional show all based in Florida. Jack traveled the mid-west, eastern and southern United States. During the winter months in Florida he built custom motorcycles, custom carnival trailers and did finishing wood work in homes. Following his return home to Pennsylvania, Jack was employed by Rynone Manufacturing and Bishop Brothers Construction Company doing body and paint work which he really enjoyed. He is survived by his parents, Gary and Shirley Lenox at home; brother, Daniel Lenox of East Smithfield, Pa.; sisters, Tina (Mike) Nestrick of Webb Mills, N.Y., Shelly (Kevin) Tigner of Ulster, Pa.; a special friend, Rosie Corbin of Sayre, Pa.; eight nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Farr St., Ulster, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA in Jack's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 11/26/2014

JOSEPH (JOE) MCCANN, 79, of Tucson, passed away on November 19, 2014 following a long battle with heart disease. Joe was predeceased by his beloved wife of 51 years, Joyce Alloy McGann; his mother, Helen; father, James and brothers, James and Robert. He is survived by brother, Phillip; daughter, Mary Christine Forrest; sons, Michael and Stephen McGann; grandsons, Joseph, Sean, Christopher, Garrett, Cody, Nicholas and Marcus McGann, Zachery and Joshua Forrest; nephews, James McGann and Michael McGann; nieces, Deborah Drake, Eileen Fairchild and Mary Claire Caporiccio, all of whom he loved. Joe was born on December 18, 1934 in Elmira, NY. He attended St. Peter and Paul elementary school and the Elmira Free Academy High School. He joined the United States Air Force in 1954 where he served for 26 years retiring in the grade of Chief Master Sergeant. He then joined Hughes Aircraft Company in Tucson where he worked in Support Engineering until he retired in 1994. Joe liked all sports and was an avid fan of UofA football and basketball. His primary interest however was his family. Joe asked that no formal ceremony be planned other than for family and a few friends at the SO AZ Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Sierra Vista where Joe and Joyce will be reunited. Memorial Service was held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Bring’s Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ . –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/30/2014

MCCOBIN –ELIZABETH ENRIGHT CACCIA of Dutch Mountain, Sullivan County, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at the Agape Senior Assisted Living Facility, in Conway, S.C. Betty was born June 13, 1927 in Pringle, one of 10 children of the late John and Mary Ksenith McCobin and moved to their farm on Dutch Mountain with her family at an early age. She graduated from the Dushore High School, a member of the class of 1944. She retired from the Marine Midland Bank in Elmira, N.Y. after 25 years of service. Moving back to Dutch Mountain, she serve as a Supervisor and Colley Township Secretary for 11 years. She married John J. Caccia, formerly of Mildred on Feb. 25, 1984 and he predeceased her on August 31, 2004.She was a member of St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Church in Lopez, Pa., and was very active with many of the church fundraising activities. Surviving are two sons William J. Enright of Conway, S.C., Edward J. (Debbie) Enright, Conway, S.C.; sister-in-law Ruby McCobin, Bristol, Tenn.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by four brothers: John McCobin Jr., Metro McCobin, Frank McCobin and Michael McCobin; and five sisters: Eva Statler, Jule Stanley, Helen Kachmarsky, Anne Dalberto and Mary Neddoff. Burial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Vladimir's Church, Lopez, Pa., with the Rev. Dennis Hendershot officiating. Interment will be in St. Vladimir's Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review 12/1/2014

MCGEE –MARY KAY PARZYCH age 72 of Big Flats, passed away unexpectedly Mon. Oct. 20, 2014 following declining health. Born on May 19, 1942 in Towanda, PA; Mary Kay was the daughter of the late, John & Mary Mushallo McGee. She was employed for many years by AVIS Car Rental and retired from Total Recall Message Center Inc. A homemaker, Mary Kay enjoyed caring for her pets, reading, was a faithful NY Yankee and Derek Jeter Fan and a loving and devoted mother who was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church. Surviving is her loving family, daughter and son-in-law, Melissa & Kirk Spencer, Big Flats; grandchildren, Andrew Parzych and Kyle Spencer; sister, Tally Rose Tierny, CA; sister-in-law, Audrey Eberheardt, PA; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mary Kay was predeceased by her husband, Gareth Parzych in 1970; and her brother, William McGee. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Fri. Oct. 24, 2014 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 6:15 p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 St. Rt. 352 Elmira, NY in her memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/22/2014

MERRILL –DONNA JEAN BARTO, 64, of Hughesville lost her 2 year battle with cancer, October 24, 2014, at her home. She was born September 15, 1950, in Muncy a daughter of the late Robert Merrill and Wanda Ellis Baker, of Huntersville. January 8, 1982, she married the late Wayne Monroe Barto, who died February 21, 2014. She graduated from Warrior Run High School, Class of 1968. She retired from SCI, Muncy after 13 years as a corrections officer. She had also worked for Muncy Valley Hospital and Williamsport Hospital, in purchasing. Donna enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends.
In addition to her mother, Donna is survived by a son, Christopher W. (Holly) Barto, Hughesville; step-mom, Shirley Merrill, Watsontown; sister, Linda Hopkins, Huntersville; brother, Fred (Linda) Merrill, Watsontown; three half-brothers, Terry (Stacey) Baker, Harrisburg, Richard Merrill, Lewisburg and Michael (Shirley) Merrill, Muncy and her cat, Blaze. In addition to her husband and father, Donna was preceded in death by step-father, Pete Baker. At Donna’s request, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 1400 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA. –Carol Brotzman

DARYL ADELBERT MILLER, 64, of East Smithfield, Pa., passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester N.Y. Daryl was born in Elmira, N.Y. on Feb. 22, 1950, son of the late John and Iona Miller. He was a graduate of SRU High School, East Smithfield, Pa. Daryl was a retired Union Carpenter and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, wood working (Intarsia) and watching the wild life on his hillside property. Survivors include his wife, Lynda of 24 years; sons, Jon (Traci), Keith (Amy), Cody and Shane (Maddie); grandchildren, Reece, Lauren, Mackenzie and Owen; and a sister, Wanda Fanelli. Daryl was predeceased by his sisters, Deloris, Gail; and brother, Duane. Family and friends are invited to a "Celebration of Life Gathering" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at his hillside home, 802 Pinewood Hill Rd., Ulster, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to University of Rochester Medical Center at Betsy Hennor, University of Rochester Office of gifts and Donor Records, 300 East River Rd., PO Box 270032, Rochester, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 10/21/2014

JEFFREY D. ‘JEFF’ NORTHRUP SR., 53, of Sayre, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at home following his battle with cancer. He was born on Oct. 12, 1961 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Duane J. and Barbara (Wolcott) Northrup. Jeff was employed at Bimbo Bakeries, the former Stroehmann's Bakery. He enjoyed golfing in his earlier years, he was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and Alabama fan. Jeff also enjoyed spending time at Tioga Downs. Jeff's love for his kids and grandkids will be sorely missed. He is predeceased by his father Duane J. Northrup. Jeff is survived by his son Jeffrey Jr. and Hannah Northrup of Sayre, Pa; daughter Cambria Northrup of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren David, Lindsey, and Abigail; mother Barbara Northrup; brothers: Ray and Shelley Northrup, Glen and Jeanie Northrup, Jake Northrup, Jon and Patty Northrup; sisters: Karen Wandell, and Kathy "Pix" and John Brown; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 12/1/2014

OSBORNE –JANET I. HULBERT of Horseheads, formerly of Spencer and Trumansburg, passed away at Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the age of 70. Janet was born in Chemung on June 2, 1944, a daughter of the late Fritz and Virginia (Weber) Osborne. She worked for several years as an inspector at Ithaca Gun before starting her career at Tompkins County Sheriff's Department. After 21 years of service at the county jail Janet retired as a Correction Officer. She enjoyed putting together puzzles and spending time in her flower gardens. While relaxing, Janet could be found watching QVC, ordering a variety of goodies for herself and family. During the holidays she loved baking cookies and cooking. Janet is survived by her husband, Elwood Hulbert; three children, Sheila Voorheis, Susie (Darryl) Griffen, and Stacy Voorheis; nine grandchildren, Zachariah, Nasyah, and Jebidiah Proctor, Danielle Mundell, Dallas Griffen, Derek Voorheis, Rachel and Ivan Shorts; two great granddaughters, Elivia Mundell and Athena Williams; two step sons, Chad and Kevin Hulbert; six siblings, Fred Osborne, Barb VanHorn, Carol Tanner, Richard Osborne, Nancy Crout, and Jimmy Osborne; special friend Nancy Smith; and many close friends, nieces, and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Trumansburg. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Janet's memory to kindly consider the American Diabetes Association , PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/7/2014

PALMER –JULIA LYNN SAUL - If you happen to walk outside today and notice the sun is a little less bright, it is because the radiant soul of Julia Lynn Palmer Saul has soared to heaven on the wings of an eagle. Her sparkling spirit and her fight with breast cancer ended peacefully at the Gatehouse with friends and loving angels surrounding her. Julia was born in Williamsport on July 24, 1972. She is a daughter of Dean and Delorse Ginoble Palmer of Cogan Station. Julia is survived by her children, Rose, Lily, Sage, and Dillan; her loving and caring sisters, Dina (Darrin) Wascher and Lori Kilheeney; her brother, Mark Palmer; a step-daughter, Ashley Saul; a grandson, Bentley Saul; and nine nieces and nephews. Family meant so much to Julia. Her childhood was filled with adventures riding in the back of a pickup heading to the cabin in Leroy with her dad and several dogs by her side. She loved to run through fields of tall grass as her feet never seemed to touch the ground. Her summers were filled with many wonderful months at their bay home in Seaside Park, N.J. Julia delighted in surrounding herself with family and friends, making sure she would bring all her friends and relatives along for fun in the sun when piloting the Julia II in the open seas of the Atlantic. She loved bicycle rides to Seaside Heights, nights of crabbing, and enjoying the fruits of their labor with fish fries and family dinners. Julia's love of running took her on an oval journey as a track star at Williamsport High School from 1986 to 1990. One day her medals were uncovered from hiding in the back of her closet. My modest Julia Palmer Saul, a state gold medal, silver and bronze winner and they still had the sheen on them like the day they were placed around her neck. She also had 15 gold medals as a District 4 champion. She always held her coach and teammates in high regard, she loved when they would come to visit her at the Gatehouse. She ran track and graduated from Slippery Rock University in 1994 with a degree in Recreational Therapy. She blossomed as an Activities Director at the Laporte Methodist Home in Laporte and later the Highlands. She loved all the residents and devised care plans that would brighten their remaining days with laughter and shopping adventures, riding in parades, and her Spirit led bible studies. She took great pride in teaching God's word to those who had not had a chance to find eternal life. She would delight when residents asked God into their hearts because she knew of what their eternal happiness would give them. She was also activities director at the Sunbury Hospital and Outlook Pointe. She loved being a youth leader with Bible Study Fellowship. The friends she made and the young lives she influenced with God's love speaks volumes of her love for Christ. She could play the piano and loved to sing hymns of praise and worship. On a special day, June 10, 2000, she decided to marry her soul mate and best friend Ted Saul. She loved that day as her outdoor wedding featured a harp player, a barbershop quartet in a beautiful country setting. Julia was all about the details with her wedding. Instead of throwing rice Julia saved a year's worth of flower petals. To her that offered more color and effect. Knowing that God gives you the desires of your heart, Julia wanted a garden of children. She is survived by Rose 11, Lily 10, and two herbs, Sage 8 and Dill 6. Julia gave her husband and children the most wonderful 14 years any family could ask for. Julia loved her children and as a full time mother and home maker, her children thrived in a house filled with love, adventures, dress up and knowing every limerick and rhyming song known to mankind. She will always remain with them as they go to their first dance, graduate from high school and college, find the loves of their lives and one day marriage. Julia's house was the one that all the kids in the neighborhood wanted to play at. Throughout her battle with cancer and being diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, Julia never once complained during three years of numerous surgeries, biopsies, chemo and radiation treatments. Her smile never left her beautiful face, she never once complained about any of her setbacks as she wanted to be remembered as one that lived by her faith, believing that eternal life would be her reward and hoping that those who would see this would believe as well. Her hope was in a valiant effort she would be remembered by, well done good and faithful servant. A celebration of Julia's life will begin with a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. A service to honor Julia's life will be at 9:30 a.m., Friday, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 West Central Ave., South Williamsport. Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a trust for her children, c/o Dina Wascher, 955 Lamont Drive, Cogan Station, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/16/2014

PEDRO –ELEANOR L. FOWLER, age 71, of Mildred, Pa., passed away on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., with her loving family at her side. Eleanor was born Oct. 7, 1943, daughter of Gilbert and Cora Hunsinger Pedro. She graduated from the Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 1964. She married Irvin Wesley Wilson of Unityville and he predeceased her on Dec. 15, 1969. She married John C. Fowler on Dec. 3, 1971. Eleanor was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa. She worked for several years at the former Endicott Johnson Shoe Mfg. Plant in Mildred until it closed and later worked for Taylor Packing Co. of Wyalusing, Pa. Eleanor's pride and joy were her grandchildren. They were her world. Her favorite things to do were going to auctions with her brothers and playing Bingo with her sisters. She also enjoyed going to yard sales and shopping. She was a loving spouse, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed being with her family. Surviving are her spouse, John at home; three sons, Irvin "Bud" (Peg) Wilson of Mildred, Pa., Raymond (Kay) Wilson of Eagles Mere, Pa., John (Ginger) Fowler Jr. of Mildred, Pa.; two daughters, Edith "Gabby" (Robert) Haueisen of Jamestown, Tenn., Jodi (Arnold) Miller of Monroeton, Pa.; five brothers, Angelo (Shirley) Pedro of Dushore, Pa., Jerome (Rebecca) Pedro of Mildred, Pa., Richard Pedro of Dushore, Pa., Edward Pedro of Dushore, Pa., Michael (Debra) Pedro of Mildred, Pa.; three sisters, Alberta Pastusic of Mildred, Pa., Dawn "Toots" Masteller of Dushore, Pa., Deborah (Dennis) Hill of Mildred, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Beverly Pedro of Dushore, Pa., Sharon Pedro of New Albany, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, Tiffany, Kaitlyn, David, Kayla, Nick, Shelly, Linda, Dustin, Jackie, Dean, Robert and Bethann; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by three brothers, an infant, John, and Thomas J. Pedro on Oct. 2, 2014 and Wayne J. Pedro on Oct. 23, 2014 and a sister, Margaret Sysock Pastusic on April 28, 1996. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 10/25/2014

PUDERBAUGH –MARY L. ORR, 84, of Ralston, PA passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Williamsport Home. Mary Louise Puderbaugh Orr was born on January 23, 1930 in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Katherine M. (Fox) Puderbaugh. Mary was married to John W. “Jack” Orr for nearly 48 years before his passing on June 16, 2001. In addition to her devoted care of family and home, Mary enjoyed working. She began her career as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone in Williamsport before raising five children. She then returned to work as a unit clerk at Williamsport Regional Medical Center until retiring. Mary then volunteered at St. Anthony’s Health Clinic and Williamsport Regional Medical Center for several years. She was a member of the St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Ralston and also their Altar and Rosary Society, the Ralston Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution and Wheel Inn Club, Roaring Branch. Mary also enjoyed being a den mother for the Ralston Cub Scouts and she was one of the Radio Readers of Williamsport.
Surviving are four sons, James P. (Tina) Gibbons of Los Angeles, John P. (Gale) Orr of Ralston, David M. (Gemaine) Orr of Patton, PA and William B. Orr of Los Angeles; a daughter, Kathleen M. (Michael) Morse of Cortland, NY; a sister, Doris L. Puderbaugh of Picture Rocks, ten grandchildren; Megan Gibbons Conklin, Amanda Gibbons, Angela M. Orr Height, Breana M. Orr Allen, Elizabeth K. Orr, Veronica M. Orr, John W. Orr III, Emily K. Orr, Nathaniel P. Morse and Kurtis J. Morse, nine great grandchildren; Reese M. Allen, Brady D. Allen, Ava N. Allen, Cooper J. Allen, Jon P. Height, Russell T. Height, Sylvie Conklin, Sawyer Conklin and Alexandria Garrow. Calling hours are Saturday, Oct. 18, at Ralston’s St. Aloysius Catholic Church from 2 - 3 p.m. followed by a Funeral Mass officiated by Father Michael McCormick. A private family burial will be in Ralston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to St. Aloysius Restoration Fund c/o D. Clark, P.O. Box 22 Ralston, PA. Pepper’s in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. –Pepper Funeral Home notice

GIFFORD LEROY (GIFF) SANDS, 83, of Tunkhannock, Pa., Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, passed away at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruby Carpenter Sands. Born Feb. 12, 1931, in Sayre, Pa., son of the late Mildred Harding and Earl Sands, Giff graduated from Tunkhannock High School in 1948, and after graduating entered the United States Air Force in 1950, where he served in England. Following his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he returned to Tunkhannock, where he worked in the petroleum service industry delivering fuel oil. He became superintendent of Tunkhannock Borough in 1964, where he continued to work until his retirement. He was responsible for maintenance of the reservoir and sewage treatment plants, as well as maintenance of the streets. He and Donald O. Sick were founding members of the Tunkhannock Ambulance Association. He served as a volunteer firefighter for the Tunkhannock Triton Hose Company beginning in 1957 until his passing. At the Triton Hose Company, he served as Assistant Fire Chief from 1963-1988. He served on the Fireman's Relief Association, served as vice president and was instrumental in the food preparation for Hose Company events. In 2005, the kitchen at the new hose company was dedicated in his name along with a bell that is mounted on the front of Engine 7-1. Community members will recognize him as the iconic operator of the 1929 American LaFrance pumper, known by all as "Old Glory," seen in local parades and community functions. He was a member of the Tunkhannock Baseball Association, where he assisted in the orchestration of the Art Keefer Memorial Complex, and was a founding intuitive of the annual chicken barbecue, which remains a primary fundraiser for the baseball association. Giff was known about town as a master of all trades, called upon by many people in the community for repairs from faucets to remodeling projects. One of his proudest moments was designing and constructing the hearths for the original remodel of the Prince Hotel in Tunkhannock, before its current state. His carpentry skills were noted by many for the unique creations he produced. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and trapper. He enjoyed his yearly trips to Bob's Lake in Ontario, Canada. He hunted large game in the Western United States as well as parts of Canada. He was well-known for his witty humor and ability to "stir the pot." He enjoyed spending time with his friends at the local doughnut shop and taking money from his friends on Thursday and Friday evenings at card games at the Triton Hose Company. He was a loving father and husband. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Gerald E. Sands. He is survived by his sons, Norman E. Sands and spouse, René Sauceda, McAllen, Texas; and Charles G. and Carol Sands, Tunkhannock; and daughter, Brenda L. and Joseph B. Cappucci, Mehoopany; sister, Ellen Rogers, Tempe, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Jeffrey M. Sands, Washington D.C.; Sara E. Sands, Tunkhannock; Nicholas E. Rosengrant, Mehoopany; Kara R. Cappucci, Mehoopany; and Michael J. Cappucci, Mehoopany. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. at the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church by Pastor Jon Buxton. Interment will immediately follow at Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends and family may gather at the Triton Hose Company Thursday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Arrangements are by the Sheldon Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, Pa. Memorial contributions can be made to the Triton Hose Company, P.O. Box 765, Tunkhannock, PA. –Carol Brotzman

BENJAMIN F. SEGAR, 83, of 68 McDuffee St., Sayre RD 2, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday April 1, 1989. He was born Jan. 29, 1906 in Athens Township, the son of Myers and Mary Ann Kaiser Segar. He has been a lifelong resident of the Valley and was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in the automatics department for 35 years before retiring in 1968. He was a deputy game warden with the Pennsylvania Game Commission for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Jones Segar at home; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Kindred of Stroudsburg; one granddaughter, Linette Kindred of Stroudsburg; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Wolfe of Waverly, N.Y.; three nephews and one niece. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens from 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Wilmot Mather of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens. –Towanda Daily Review

SARAH JANE SLAGHT, 32, of Smithfield Twp., Pa., passed away Wednesday evening, November 26, 2014.Sarah was born April 15, 1982 in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of Stephen F. Slaght and Jane E. Bell Slaght. Sarah was a graduate of Athens Area High School and enjoyed being a participant in the Special Olympics Program in prior years. She possessed great love for her family, home, horses and dogs. Sarah enjoyed going to the beach, being near the ocean and bowling with her friends.She is survived by her parents, Jane E. and Stephen Slaght at home; sisters Barbara Love and husband Andrew of Thomasville, Pa., Jennifer Black and husband Brian of Dover, Del., Stephanie Brown of Clarksville, Tenn., three nephews, two nieces, several aunts, uncles and cousins.The funeral service will be held Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Stan Gill, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private in the Slaght Family Cemetery, Smithfield Twp., Pa. Sarah possessed great love for animals and in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in her memory. –Towanda Daily Review 11/28/2014

SMITH –MARLETTA J. FREITAS, 85, of Painted Post, NY passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Marletta was born October 10, 1929 in Corning, NY to the late Milton and Leona (Pelton Terwilliger) Smith. She married Eugene J. Freitas on July 24, 1954 in Corning, NY. Marletta is survived by her husband, Eugene J. Freitas; children: Paul (Joyce) Freitas of Corning, NY; Natalie (Paul) Thonis of New Hope, PA; and Mark (Sharon) Freitas of Fairport, NY; five grandchildren: Michael C. Riviello of Charlotte, NC; Jason Freitas, Josh Freitas, both of Greenville, SC; Susan Freitas of Corning, NY; and Rachel Freitas of Fairport, NY; cousin, Glen (Colleen) Terwilliger and brother-in-law, Dominic Ferreira of Painted Post, NY. She was predeceased by her infant brother Mason Smith. Marletta was a graduate of Corning Free Academy. She attended the Laboratory Institute of Fashion Merchandising in NYC. Upon returning to Corning she worked at Rockwell's dept. store before devoting her life to raising her three children. Marletta became a skilled artisan of New England style traditional wool rug hooking, often using her own hand dyed wool. The American Folk Art Museum in NYC carried her fine, handmade pieces from her original designs. The museum bought as many as she could make. Marletta enjoyed traveling with her husband. She loved books, antiques, Maine, Keuka Lake, flowers and was an avid button collector. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, dear friend to all who loved her. Marletta and Gene had their first date on November 18, 1950 and remained together for sixty four years. The funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY with Rev. Connie Seifert officiating. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Ave., Suite 1802, New York City, NY or a memorial donation or book dedication may be made to Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/30/2014

SPENCER –YVONNE (SPENCER) DANNELLEY, 62, of Austinville, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at her home with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Roy G. Dannelley. The couple married May 8, 1971 and had 43 happy years together. Yvonne was born on Oct. 13, 1952 in Sayre, Pa., daughter of the late V. Edward "Bill" and Sylvina (McNett) Spencer. She worked as a Personal Care Giver at the Martha Lloyd Community for 13 years. Yvonne was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Towanda, Pa. and enjoyed sharing her faith through her ministry of evangelism. She enjoyed camping with Roy and spending time with her family and friends. Everyone will miss Yvonne's cheery disposition and how she was always happy helping others. Yvonne is survived by her husband, Roy; her daughters, Heidi (Gene) Bidwell of Towanda, Pa. and Faith Dannelley with companion Arnold Way Jr. of Austinville, Pa.; her grandchildren, Jessica (Troy) Herkel, Tinya Buck and companion David Gunther, Trever Dannelley and companion Brittney Roan, Kelsa Way and companion Zach Bruce, Taneal Way, Kendraanne Way, and Colt Taber; her great-grandchildren, Daniel, Gavin, Bailey, Trentin, Reminisce, and Sean; her siblings, Sylvia Jean (Byron) Leonard of Wellsboro, Pa., Trudy Holcomb and Rocky (Annette) Spencer, both of Troy, Pa.; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents and her twin sons, Job and Jeremiah Dannelley. A memorial talk for Yvonne will be given at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses located at 422 Old Mills Rd., Towanda, PA. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Yvonne's memory to the American Heart Association, 1411 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/19/2014

STEVEN K. STACK SR., 55, of Athens, PA passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at home. He was born on September 14, 1959 in Sayre, PA the son of the late Lawrence, Sr. and Charlotte Benjamin Stack. Steven loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed driving truck, painting cars, hunting, and fishing. When he was younger, he enjoyed riding motorcycles. Steven is survived by his children Jolene Spencer and Darris Vinson of Lockwood, NY, Julia and Lucas Wilson of Hot Springs, AR, and Steven Stack II of Burlington, PA, grandchildren Felicia Stack of Waverly, NY, Adriannah Boyer of Lockwood, NY, Jeffrey Boyer of Hot Springs, AR, Davyn Vinson of Lockwood, NY, Sierrah Stack of Owego, NY, Matthew Wilson of Hot Springs, AR, and Emily Ennis of Waverly, NY, siblings and in-laws Lawrence Stack, Loretta Stack, George Stack, Emma Cron, Linda and Glenn Vanderpool, Sharon and Jake Burgess, Dale and Kathy Stack, and Gerald and Julie Stack, the mother of his children Bonnie Stack, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 1pm-3pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 3pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Steven’s memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA to help offset the funeral expenses. –Sayre Morning Times

THOMAS –BARBARA I. HUNSINGER, 75, of Montoursville went to be with her Lord on Tuesday October 14, 2014, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born June 27, 1939, in Williamsport a daughter of the late Howard L. and Dorothy S. (Shaibley) Thomas. June 15, 1963, she married John L. Hunsinger, who survives. Barb attended Community Baptist Church, Montoursville. She graduated from South Williamsport High School, Class of 1957. Following high school, she attended Bloomsburg State Teachers College, graduating in 1961 with a degree in business education. Barb taught at Montoursville High School, Williamsport Hospital School of Medical Transcription and the Williamsport School of Commerce, retiring in 1990. Barb was an usher at the Community Arts Center and volunteered at the Konkle Library, Montoursville. She was a member of the John Burrows Historical Society and a life member of the Lycoming County Historical Society. In addition to her husband of 51 years, Barb is survived by a daughter, Dr. Christine (Joseph) Meister, Honeoye Falls, NY and two grandsons, Benjamin and William. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Community Baptist Church, 1853 PA Route 87, Montoursville with Greg Sanford officiating. The interment will be held privately in the Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. The family will receive friends at the church Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Baptist Church, General Fund, 1853 PA Route 87, Montoursville, PA.

ALBERT A. ‘AL’ VANDERPOOL, 74, of Athens, Pa., passed away on Oct. 10, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., following an extended illness. He was born on April 10, 1940 in Sayre, the son of the late Lamont and Catherine Wells Vanderpool. Al worked at Valley Cities Gas in Sayre prior to his retiring. He loved all animals, especially his dogs, cats, and birds. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping in many different spots. He took great pride and joy in maintaining and driving his 1989 Ford F150, always keeping it in mint condition. Al loved spending time with his family and friends and being at home, especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers Richard, Ernest, John and Dale Vanderpool, and a sister Gail.  Al is survived by his longtime companion of 32 years, Lillian Shay, at home; stepchildren Mary Ellen Starr and fiancé Ron Nichols of Troy, Pa., Gary Shay and fiancée Elaine Foust of Ogdensburg, Pa., Linda and Robin Potter of East Smithfield, Pa., Nancy and David Palmer of East Athens, Pa., Cindy Shay and Scott Morley of Athens and Candy and Thomas Hannon of Athens; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings and their spouses Paul Vanderpool and Constance Vanderpool of Sayre, Lyle and Christine Vanderpool of Fort Worth, Texas, Robert “Bobby” Vanderpool of Hamburg, Pa., Ethel and Francis Vanderpool of Lyon Station, Pa., Linda and Greg Stufflet of Fleetwood, Pa., Donna of Lyon Station, and Doris of Kutztown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. A gathering of friends and family will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Athens American Legion Post No. 246, 103 Public St., Athens. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens. –Sayre Morning Times 10/17/2014

REXFORD “REX” VOSBURGH of Rochester: On October 14, 2014 at age 95. Predeceased by his wife, Aileen & Sister, Virginia Messing. Rex is survived by his children, Dana Vosburgh (Mary-Jo Karpenko) & Lisa (William) Hartman; Grandchildren, Devin (Nichole) Vosburgh, Dana (Kyle) Vosburgh, Jennifer & Christopher Bardol; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Noah, Rebekah, Quinn, Avery & Abbigail Vosburgh & Mikayla & Cadence Murray. Interment will be held Friday in Horseheads, NY outside Rex's hometown of Elmira, NY. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/15/2014

WADE –ROBIN R. RICHLIN, 57, of 53 Elm St., Towanda, Pa., passed away early Friday morning, Nov. 28, 2014 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Robin was born Jan. 17, 1957 in Wellsboro, Pa., the daughter of the late Robert and Rosemary Hugo Wade. She was a graduate of Sullivan County High School, LaPorte, Pa. and the Empire Beauty School in Williamsport, Pa. Robin worked as a hairstylist in Towanda and Williamsport for several years and was employed as a certified nursing assistant at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda until declining health no longer permitted her to continue. Robin loved spending time with her family and she enjoyed cooking, scrapbooking, arts and crafts and painting in water colors and oils. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Brian J. and Billie Jo Richlin of Towanda, Wade R. and Jamie Richlin of Towanda; step-granddaughter, Mikailyn; brother, Glenn Wade of Hughesville, Pa.; and nephews, Jonathan and Caleb. The funeral and committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland Township, Pa. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Muscular Dystrophy Association , 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL in Robin's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 11/29/2014

WALL –MABEL E. VROMAN, 96, formerly of Canton, Pa., entered into the gates of heaven on Saturday morning, Oct. 18, 2014. She had been a resident of the Bradford County Manor since 2010. Born on March 6, 1918 in Altoona, Pa., Mabel Esther was the daughter of Harry Burkett and Charlotte Claire (Couch) Wall. Mabel and her first husband, Clyde M. Buchanan, were married in 1934 and moved from Huntingdon County, Pa. to Canton in 1941. They dairy farmed and were blessed with eight children before Clyde's passing in 1954. She later married Kenneth F. Vroman and they celebrated 38 years of marriage before his death in 1994. In addition to helping on the farm, Mabel also worked for Canton's Belmar Hangers, Crowe Nursing Home, the Packard Hotel, Swayze Folding Box Co. and Canford Mfg. She was a devoted mother and wonderful homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, reading and fellowship with many friends. Mabel was a member of the Ward Methodist Church. She was the last surviving charter member and a life member of Canton's Women of the Moose Lodge 981, joining in 1948. Surviving are her children, Clyde Jr. (Jean) Buchanan of Ohio, Dwayne (Norma) Buchanan of Canton, Bob (Barbara) Buchanan of Liberty, Carola (Charles) Storrs of Williamsport, Darla (Bob) Wright of Ridgway and Doyle (Kathy) Buchanan of Canton; 17 grandchildren as well as 33 great-grandchildren; and several step grand- and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two daughters, Patty Sue and Bonna Lou; two grandsons, Eric and Scott Buchanan; a great-granddaughter, Emily Witmyer; her brother, John Wall; and daughter-in-law, Shirley Buchanan. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Consider a memorial donation to the Ward U.M. Church, c/o 474 Furman Rd., Canton, PA or to a charity of one's choice . Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive in Canton is assisting the family. –Towanda Daily Review 10/21/2014

WARREN –JEAN MARIE BALL, age 79, of Meshoppen, Pa., passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 18, 2014 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa. She was born on April 15, 1935 in Alba, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Roof Warren. She was a graduate of Canton High School, and The Robert Packer Nursing School in 1955. She was employed as a home health nurse for 22 years. Jean married the late Joseph Grant Ball on March 10, 1956, who passed away on May 3, 1997. She was an active member of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, the South Auburn Grange No. 1188, and the Meshoppen Area Red Hat Society. She was a past board member of the Meshoppen Public Library. Jean also volunteered her time for the Red Cross Blood Mobile, Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen in Tunkhannock, and the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair. She always loved to sing, and did so in the Tunkhannock Library Show. She was very proud of her family and also extended family. Jean is survived by her two sons Michael Ball of Meshoppen, Pa., Frank Ball and wife Patricia of West Chester, Pa.; and her daughter Laura Lane and husband Jay of Laceyville, Pa. She is also survived by her grandchildren Matthew Towey, Jennifer Towey, Sarah Lane and Theodore Lane; her great-grandchildren Connor and Bryn McConnell; as well as many nieces, nephew, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Besides her parents and her husband of 41 years she was preceded in death by her son, Stephen (December 13, 2005) and her brother, Donald (January 14, 2011).Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Sheldon Funeral Homes, SR 6 Meshoppen, Pa., with Reverend Gil Clark of the Meshoppen Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the South Auburn Cemetery. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 169, Meshoppen, PA or the South Auburn Grange No. 1188, C/O Mrs. Nellie Benninger, 191 Sharkey Lane, Meshoppen, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/20/2014

WEBSTER –VALORIE WEBSTER WEST, 60, of Mansfield, PA, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, November 27, 2014. Born November 6, 1954 to Lorene and Vaughn Webster in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, Valorie grew up in Marsh Creek and attended the Wellsboro Schools graduating from Wellsboro High School in 1972. She went on to study business administration at Central Penn College and was employed by C&N Bank in Wellsboro for several years before devoting all of her time to her family and other creative pursuits. "Val" will be lovingly remembered by Steve, her husband of 34 years, and her children Trevor, Amanda, Brennon, and grandchildren, Jayce and Alexis (Lexi), who loved spending time with their beloved "Ya Ya." Her love of family always took precedence over outside pursuits. She was first and foremost the caregiver, volunteering her time at her daughter's day care and welcoming into her home many who needed love and comfort. Val was quick to offer advice and compassion and will be deeply missed by her family and close friends. Val will be especially remembered for her quick wit and her sense of humor. Her love of gardening combined with her innate creativity allowed her to create a special oasis to entertain her friends and family in the backyard. Her creative imagination was apparent in several artistic pursuits, most notably her gourd creations which took shape as birdhouses and seasonal decorations. She was active as a crafter for years in many local craft shows, the Athens Arts Fest and Dickens of a Christmas in Wellsboro. Also surviving are seven siblings: Kevin, Elmira, Marceil (Mike Cooney), Wellsboro, Lori (Joe Fuss), Wellsboro, Kerry (Sandy), Wellsboro, Kirby (Cindy), Wellsboro, Beth (Pete Morway), Sinking Spring, and Lisa (Jeff Kreiss), Wilmington, Delaware, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, and sisters, Yvonne and Crystal. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A Celebration of Life will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel. Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial donations in memory of Valorie may be made to the Lung Cancer Foundation. –Buckeit Funeral Chapel notice

GERALD DONOVAN WELLIVER, 84, passed away on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, as the result of a heart attack in Conner, MT. He was born April 14, 1930 in Sayre, PA, the son of Gerald and Eloise (Cole) Welliver. Don resided in Herrickville, PA until he entered the Army and served honorably for two years as a paratrooper. A gifted entrepreneur, Don used his talent in various occupations: farming for several years in PA, manager of a dude ranch in Wyoming, owner of a Mobil station in Arizona and co-owner of a deli in Arizona. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a beautiful tenor voice. He frequently entertained at special events and weddings. In 1992, he moved to Montana. Survivors include a sister, Virginia Stein of Ogden, UT; grandson, Josh Stiltner of North Carolina; granddaughter, Melissa Stiltner of Montana; seven nephews and one niece. He was predeceased by his mother and father; brother, Eugene Welliver and sister, Joanne Wilson. He was cremated and his ashes were buried next to his mother and father on his Laird Creek property as he wished. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later date. –Wyalusing Rocket 12/4/2014

LYLE G. WHEELER age 77 of Laurel Hill Rd. in Erin passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 18, 2014. He was born Aug. 7, 1937 in Elmira to Harold and Lydia (Bixby) Wheeler. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda (Nichols) Wheeler; daughter and sons, Vicky (John) Bates, Mike (Pat) Wheeler, and Jeff (Terri Wheaton) Wheeler all of Erin, NY; grandchildren, Michael and Hannah Wheeler; sister, Elsie (Charlie) Carnes of Roaring Branch, PA; brothers, Richard (Charlotte) Jenkins of Pine City, NY, David (Barb) Jenkins also of Pine City. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Harold Terry, Bruce, and Derwin Wheeler. Lyle was a longtime driver for Chemung Supply in Elmira Heights. He was a hard working man always lending a hand. He drove wrecker, raced at Chemung Speedway, enjoyed motorcycles, tractors and time with family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Wed. Oct. 22, 2014 from 3-4:00 p.m. His service will follow there at the funeral home at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. Gail Wilson officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/2014

WHITE –LINDA BRIGGS, age 67, 534 Fulton St., Waverly, N.Y., passed away on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Linda was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, John Briggs; her five children, Dawn Nietopski of Greenville, S.C., David (Michelle) Briggs of Las Vegas, N.V., Erica Briggs of Sunnyvale, Calif., Neil (Alyssa) Briggs of Chemung, N.Y., and Nicole (Jeremy) Gardner of Charleston, S.C.; her four grandchildren, David Michael Briggs of Waverly, Joseph Nietopski of Greenville, S.C., and Nicholas and Madyson Briggs of Waverly. Linda is also survived by her brother, John White of Springtown, Pa., and her brother through friendship, Patrick Cahill of Sayre. She was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Erma White of Sayre. Linda loved spending time with family during annual beach vacations, reading, knitting, quilting, and learning the Italian language. She excelled at everything she tried and taught her family well. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. The celebration of Linda's life will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Larry Day honoring her memory. A special tribute to Linda's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ANCA Associated Vasculitis Foundation, P.O. Box 435, Jackson, WI. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York. –Sayre Morning Times 10/14/2014

ALVIN B. WILSON age 88, of Westfield, PA, formerly of Jackson, NJ, died Thursday, October 16, 2014 in his home. Born December 25, 1925, in Eldred, he was the son Jack Alvin and Beulah Stull Wilson. On June 5, 1965, in Lakehurst, NJ, he married the former Cora Jane Graham, who survives. A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Navy from 1943 - 1946 in the European and Pacific Theatres. He was employed by Reade Manufacturing in Lakehurst for 36 years. Alvin was a member of Gerald G. Griffin Post #519 in Westfield, PA, VFW Post #10061 in Lakehurst, and AMVETS Post #2. Surviving besides his wife, Cora Jane, are: a step-daughter, Nancy Lovel of Westfield; two step-grandchildren, Glenn (Jodie) Lovel of Harrison Valley and Melinda Lovel of Westfield; a sister, Sherma O'Connor of Candor, NY; a step-sister, Helen Puccio of Buffalo, NY; a brother-in-law, Henry (Anita) Graham of Tioga and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a step-sister, Norma Guerra and a brother-in-law, Howard Graham. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/19/2014

PETER J. WINTER JR., age 71, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Nov. 25, 2014 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y. Peter was born Dec. 9, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of Peter J. Sr. and Rose (Apfl) Winter. He was married to Joan (Dessalet) Winter. Peter was a mechanic and equipment operator for Airport Striping in Pine City, N.Y. before he retired. He enjoyed gardening, farm tractors, his pumpkin patch, and his feline companion, Mr. Magoo. Peter is survived by his wife, Joan; two daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and George Aumick of Mansfield, Pa., Patty and Curt Schrader of Troy, Pa.; four grandchildren, Samantha (Ray) Schrader, Nicole (Adam) Chamberlain, Marissa (fiancé, Ben McBratney) Schrader, Kaitlyn Schrader; three great-grandchildren, Peyton, Hayden and Christopher; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Cheryl Winter of Huntington Valley, Pa., Fred and Linda Winter of Langhorn, Pa.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Anna Hammershock of Bethlehem, Pa., Rosemary and Mike Jester of Mountain Top, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Helen (her special friend, Charlie) Benti, of Yardville, N.J. He was predeceased by a son, Peter III, and a sister, Theresa Day. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. is assisting the family. –Towanda Daily Review 11/26/2014

MICHAEL H. WORONIAK SR., 81, of Ulster, Bradford County, formerly of Coopersburg, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 in his residence. He was the husband of the late Irene B. (Maskornick) Woroniak. Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late Michael and Dorothy (Grishott) Woroniak. Michael was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Acme Markets for 42 years before retiring as Produce Manager in 1994. He was a Scout Master with Troop No. 64, Coopersburg and bowled with the Lion's Club team for many years. Michael enjoyed fishing and clamming on Long Beach Island. He also enjoyed hunting, gardening and treasure hunting. Michael loved life and spending time with his family. Survivors include sons Michael H. Jr. of Coopersburg, Thomas J. of Ulster; daughter Lisa A. Tilley and her husband William L. of Ulster; brothers Robert and his wife Sylvia of Allentown, Ronnie and his wife Rita of Delaware; grandchildren Christopher D. Woroniak, Michael Bradley Woroniak, Annalis I. Tilley, Benjamin R. Woroniak, James M. Tilley, William C. Tilley. Michael was predeceased by an infant son Dennis J. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Stephens Funeral Home Inc., 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown. Calling hours will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to GBS-CIDP Foundation, The Holly Building, 104½ Forrest Ave., Narberth, PA . –Towanda Daily Review 11/26/2014

JEFFERY N. YUNIS, 66., of Wilton Manors, FL passed away peacefully on October 12, 2014. Jeff was born on January 8, 1948 in Elmira, NY, a son of Nicholas and Barbara (Chapman) Yunis. He is survived by his two children, Cassie MacDonald of Arlington, MA and Taylor Yunis of New York, NY, and his two grandchildren, Boston and Katherine MacDonald. He will be remembered as a warm, generous and intelligent man with a wonderful sense of humor. He was an attorney and real estate developer who served his family's business, Yunis Enterprises, Inc., in upstate New York and Florida for over 35 years. He was a devoted and loving father and grandfather and a dear friend to many. He will be missed greatly. Rest in peace. A private memorial service will be held in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Jeff Yunis to: Caron Chapel Fund c/o Father Bill, P.O. BOX 150, Wernersville, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/19/2014  

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