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This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

BELCHER –EMELINE M. DENCE, 96 (pretty darn close to her goal of living to be 100), of Spencer, NY, passed away with her granddaughter Shannon (& Joe) by her side on January 30, 2015 at Elderwood Nursing Home, Waverly, NY. She was born on March 9, 1918, with a twin sister, Emily (only surviving set) in Laquin, PA, a daughter of the late James and Katherine (Walters) Belcher. Her beloved husband Chester predeceased her in 2007 with whom she married on July 7, 1945, after Chet's return from the European theater in WWII, an infant son William in 1955, her twin sister Emily in 2010, and 8 other siblings. Emeline is survived by three daughters, Kathleen (Jack) Zambito of Tampa, FL, Sandra Dence of Maryville, TN, and Georgianna (Mike) Jackson of Athens, PA; seven grandchildren, Shannon (Joe) Phillips, Frank (Linda) Knipfer, Kim (Mike) Acardi, Kara (Richard) Swartz, Steven (Nancy) Lyon, Jon Mark (Rosie) Lyon, and Sean Lyon; 8 great-grandchildren Cheyane, Aaron, Hannah, Sarah, Jackson, Max, Brennan, and Danielle; and several nieces & nephews. Emeline retired from Cayuga Medical Center as a lab technician. She was a lifetime charter member of the Van Etten-Spencer Ladies Auxillary VFW Post 8139. In the year 2000, Emeline was Spencer Senior Citizen of the year, in honor of her civic contributions for the elderly. She also arranged to have US Flags installs on the village utility poles. She was also active in the Spencer Emergency Squad. Emeline loved the various pets she had over the years up to her last feline friend Sissy. Due to her caring nature, Emeline was called Grandmother by many children, not just her own. She cussed and kept a dirty mind at times with the best of them, but she always kept her love of God up to the day she went to be with him. Her love of country bought her joy to sing "God Bless America" at the top of her lungs in the halls of the nursing home, of which took very good care of her, up to her last breath. And singing "Amazing Grace" went along with her nick-name "Grace" because she was a klutz in her many years, which probably gave her "grace" to live such a great long life. She loved playing card games (not always a good sport about losing), but kept playing and laughing with friends and family because there was usually money involved (mainly pennies). Emeline had so many stories about her, too many to tell, so friends can share with everyone else when they call on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Memorial service will follow at 2 p.m., with interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Spencer, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to your local animal shelters, and/or Meals-on-Wheels programs of your area. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/15/2015

BUCK –LOIS R. HARRIS, 88, of Muncy, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Gatehouse. Born May 27, 1926 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Harry G. and Catherine A. Phillips Buck and the youngest of their seven children. Her husband of over 40 years, Melvin R. Harris, preceded her in death on July 14, 1996. Lois owned and operated the former Harris Beauty Salon, Muncy, for over 30 years. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking and crocheting. Surviving are two sons, Gary R. (Peggy) Harris of Park Hills, KY, and Larry E. (Beth) Harris of Pittsburgh; and four grandchildren, Kyle Harris, Kevin Harris, Jake Harris, and Emma Harris. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jane O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Gatehouse, Williamsport, PA. McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Carol Brotzman

MATTHEW M. CARPENTER-MILLER age 30, passed away very tragically on Friday, March 27, 2015 in Erin as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Matt was born in Elmira on April 10, 1984, a son of Richard M. Miller and Jackie Carpenter Miller. In addition to his parents he is survived by his fiancée Melissa C. Hernandez and their 4 year old son Matthias A. Carpenter; brother Jason A. Carpenter of Corning with Bambi Ragusa and their sons Trevor and Devan; grandmother Eloise M. Carpenter of Elmira; aunts and uncles, Deanna Faunce and daughters, Chi, Mindy and Shawna; Linda Tillottson and daughters; Barbara (Charles) Myers and children, Charles, Mike and Jolene; Carol (Eugene) VanOrden and children, Augustus, Terri, David, Laurie and Thomas; Sharon (Richard) Woodruff and children, Rick, Nick and Vicki; Fred (Chris) Miller and children, Scott and Jennifer; Charles Miller and sons, Charles, Justin and Fred; mother-in-law Madeline E. McMurray; sister-in-law Jennifer McMurray; close friends, Jeremy Lagonegro and family, David Stewart and family, David Belmonte and family, Ed Wright and family, Tony Marlow and family, Jeff Canfield and family, Jake Briggs and family; his Vergason family; his Old Country Buffet family; many other friends to numerous to mention. Matt was very close to his cousins and will be greatly missed by them all and their children. He had a love for his pets and leaves behind dogs, Mia and Ozzy and cats, Chloe and Kiki. Matt was predeceased by grandparents, Gilberta Miller, Fred Jacob Miller and Robert Carpenter; great grandparents, Ernest and Shirley Marsh; father-in-law, William McMurray and dog Cricket. He had worked at Old Country Buffet for several years and has been employed by Vergason Technologies for the last five years. Matt was an avid outdoors man. He enjoyed riding ATV's, fishing and hunting. Matt especially enjoyed bow hunting. He loved music and was a drum player. Matt was a big sports fan and was an avid New York Yankee and Dallas Cowboys supporter. He liked to play cards and was a formidable competitor. Matt's greatest joy was time spent with Matthias. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7:15 p.m. Donations in Matt's memory may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/1/2015

CHAMBERLAIN –SARA (CHAMERLAIN) MASKARINEC, 86, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 21, 2015, following a brief illness. A life-long resident of Towanda's First Ward, Sara was born April 17, 1928, the daughter of the late Walter and Blanche (Place) Chamberlain. In earlier years, Sara worked for GTE Sylvania. She later worked as a secretary for the Towanda Area School District, the Towanda Public Library and as an aid for the Food Preparation Program at the Bradford County Vo-Tech School. Sara was an avid volunteer working as a Girl Scout leader, an American Red Cross First Aid instructor and with many other local organizations. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Towanda Country Club. Sara also enjoyed many hobbies, including sewing, quilting, ceramics, making porcelain dolls and working in her flower gardens. Surviving are her children, Blanche (Neil) Wilson, Marjorie Iglio and Michael (Nancy) Maskarinec; grandchildren, Peter (Tricia) Wilson, Nicole (Shane) Mize, Dr. Sara Iglio (Jeremy) Haloskie, Dr. Caroline Iglio (Robert) Cusson, Michael John Maskarinec, Alexis and Ashley Kuzma; eight great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Robert McGovern and Rex Allen; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Maskarinec; her seven siblings, Walter (Pete) Chamberlain, Donald Chamberlain, infant Joseph Chamberlain, Marjorie Milan, Harriett Hourtz, Ellen McGovern, Patrea (Patty) Allen; and a son-in-law, Joseph Iglio. A Requiem Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Sara's birthday, April 17 officiated by Rev. Maureen Hipple at the Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St. in Towanda. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests those who wish may consider a memorial in Sara's name to the Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda PA, the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda PA, the Bradford County Historical Society, 109 Pine St., Towanda, PA or to a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review 3/24/2015

MICHAEL A. CONDAME, 71, a lifetime resident of Waverly, passed away March 24, 2015 at home, after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his son, Michael P. Condame in 2014; his parents, Michael S. and Thelma Condame; as well as his sister, Salina Condame. Michael enjoyed reading military books, and watching baseball and football. Surviving Michael are his two grandsons, Michael Condame and Cody Ryan; his sister, Nioma Whitmire; his brother, James (Joanne) Condame; nieces, Michelle Hall and Stephanie Condame; nephew, Christopher (Stephanie) Saxon; great nephews, Zachary and Tyler Saxon; his wife, Linda Condame; an aunt; and numerous cousins. At Michael's request, there will be no calling hours or memorial service. Burial will be in Saint James Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in his name to the American Liver Foundation. –Sayre Morning Times 3/27/2015 (Born June 6, 1943)
JAMES EDWARD COOLBAUGH - No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why …Our hearts were broken on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 with the sudden passing of our husband, son, father, nephew, cousin and friend James Edward Coolbaugh, 34, of Warren Center, Pa. Jim was born on Aug. 11, 1980 in Wellsboro, Pa., a son of Gerald E. and Cornelia (Miller) Coolbaugh. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1999 and attended the Thaddeus Stevens School in Lancaster for auto body. Jim was a true "Ford Man," enjoyed attending car shows, tinkering in the shop, an avid NASCAR enthusiast, but mostly treasured the time being with his family. He was a former member of the Rome Vigilante Engine Company 1. Jim will be greatly missed by his wife, Angela K. (Scott) Coolbaugh; his parents, Gerald and Cornelia Coolbaugh of Allis Hollow, Pa.; his son Billy, 8 ½ years old; his step-daughters, Kaylea, age 13, Natalie age 11, and Kelsey age 8; his paternal grandparents, Elmer and Isabel Coolbaugh of Allis Hollow; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Don and Luanne Scott of Warren Center; his sister-in-law, Tiffany Scott; brother-in-law, Nathan Scott; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins also survive. Jim was predeceased by a infant sister; his maternal grandparents, Victor and Lois Miller of Sugar Run; and his "Uncle Buzzy" Victor Edward Miller. Abiding with the families wishes, services will be held at a later date. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Rome Vigilante Engine Co. 1, P.O. Box 77, Rome, PA. Caring assistance is under the direction of the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. –Towanda Daily Review 3/5/2015

WILLIAM E. COOLBAUGH, 70, passed away Friday, April 10 at home in Ulster, Pa. with his loving wife and daughter by his side. William was born Oct. 30, 1944 in Towanda Pa. He was the son of the late Leon E. and Gwendolen W. (Reeser) Coolbaugh. William was an avid sportsman, he loved to hunt and fish. He was also very into music, he played the stand up bass in a band called Modernairs with his father and brother. William was a Vietnam Navy vet. He worked at Rynone, and with his wife, owned End of the Line Seafood in Ulster Pa.William was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Coolbaugh; his mother-in-law, Betty Kasson; and his father-in-law, Foster Kasson (Pappy). He was survived by his wife, Nancy Coolbaugh at home; his children, William A. Coolbaugh, and Michelle (William) Buck of Sayre, Pa.; his brother, James (Judy) Coolbaugh of Endicott, N.Y., and Frank (Linda Shannon) Coolbaugh of Milan, Pa.; his sister, Diane (Jack) Ackerman of Ulster Pa.; and his grandchildren, William (Chad) Coolbaugh, John Coolbaugh, Jesse Buck, and Jordan Buck.A celebration of Bill's life will be held from 4 p.m. to ­7 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Elizabeth Square Apartments community room in Waverly, N.Y. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to East Smithfield Animal Care Sanctuary, Sanctuary Hill Lane, East Smithfield, Pa. Caring services are provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/11/2015

PAUL CLYDE CUMMINGS, 52, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 6, 2015. He was the husband of Tammy J. (Webb) Cummings, whom he married April 19, 2003. Paul was born on July 30, 1962 in Rahway, N.J. He is the son of Paul C. and Joyce E. (Steckervetz) Cummings Jr. who live in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. He worked as a laborer for Gemma Power Company. Paul is survived by his wife Tammy, his parents Paul and Joyce, his sons Dylan and Harrison Cummings, and several brothers, sisters, and extended family. Services for Paul Clyde Cummings are private and at the convenience of his family. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc. 1093 W. Main Street, Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 3/9/2015

ARTHUR J. DIMOCK, 80, of Barton, N.Y., died on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Elderwood in Waverly, N.Y. following an extended illness. Art was born Feb. 9, 1935 in Litchfield, Pa. to Lewis and Mary Ryder Dimock. He attended Litchfield Elementary and graduated from Athens High School in 1953. After a long career at IBM in Owego, N.Y., he retired as a mechanical engineer in 1987. He is survived by his loving family: wife Mary Catherine Lambert Dimock whom he married on June 11, 1955 at St. Joseph's Church in Athens; five children, Mike (Mary Alice) of Columbia, Md., Sue (Colin) Penny of Vestal, N.Y., Tom (Dawn) of Endwell, N.Y., Andy (Jacque) of Owego, N.Y. and Katy Butler of Gansevoort, N.Y. Also surviving are brothers Edward of Brighton, Colo., and Dale of Water Valley, Miss. His legacy includes 15 grandchildren, all of whom will miss him dearly: Maggie, Matthew, David, Sarah, Helen, Katy, Patrick, Daniel, Mary Grace, Emily, Chris, Lizzy, Eric, Laura, and Liz, and two great grandchildren. Also surviving are several sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and their families. Art lived for 50 years in the house he built and enjoyed many years of helping his large family in any way he could, be it attending sporting events and concerts, creating woodworking projects, or just lending a hand or a sympathetic ear. He gave us so much of himself. Art was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish (Owego and Waverly), where he also leaves many friends. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28 at St. James Church in Waverly. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Art's name to the Tioga County Rural Ministery in Owego or to the charity of your choice. Sayre Morning Times 3/26/2015

ESTELLE –PHYLLIS R. CHANDLER, age 89, of Waverly, N.Y., and formally of Chemung, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Elderwood Nursing Facility, Waverly. Phyllis was born July 21, 1925 to Gerald and Florence Estelle. She married Arthur (Chubby) Chandler on April 12, 1944 and spent many years raising her family on the dairy farm in Chemung. Phyllis will be especially remembered for the many meals that she prepared for the people that worked the farm for her and Art in their younger years. She was a very gracious and loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Phyllis was always ready to lend a hand to anyone in need, giving her time and energy to her faith in God. She will hold a special place in the hearts of those lives that she touched. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, siblings, daughter-in-law Ann Marie, and husband Arthur. She is survived by sons, Joseph R. Chandler of Chemung, Thomas G. Chandler of Waverly, William and Debra Chandler of Waverly; grandchildren, Greg Chandler of Lowman, N.Y., Jason Chandler of Fountain Valley, Calif., William Chandler and Suzanne Chandler of Waverly; sister-in-law, Rosemary Norconk; special niece, Patty Estelle and her husband Larry Bacon and several nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. The celebration of Phyllis' life will follow the visitation with the Rev. William Wells honoring his memory at 11 a.m. A special tribute to her life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one's favorite charity. –Sayre Morning Times 3/14/2015

THERON EDGAR FICE, 88 of Snellville, GA, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015. Theron was born October 20, 1926 in Sayre, PA. He graduated from Waverly High School in 1944 and joined the Navy in July of 1944. He was stationed in Okinawa on the Belle Isle during WWII and served in the reserves until February of 1955. On March 24, 1951 he married Frances Leona Estelle of Sayre, PA. They were married for 61 years and had three children. He was employed at Facet in Elmira, NY for 33 years before retiring in 1985. Mr. Fice was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; son, Herbert Joseph II; and brother, William Jenny. Theron is survived by 2 daughters; Deborah O'Hart, and son-in-law Martin O'Hart of Seneca, SC; Rebekah Campbell of Dawsonville, GA; daughter-in-law, Debra Hodgens Fice of Kingston, PA; sister, Nancy Frisbie of Spencer, NY; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. The wonderful memories of him will be cherished and he will be greatly missed. Funeral Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Fice will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM at the Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A Family Company" Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/28/2015

WILLIAM E. FOUST, 86, of Hughesville died April 10, 2015, at the Muncy Valley Hospital, Skilled Nursing Unit. He was born May 6, 1928, in Muncy Valley, a son of the late Ralph M. and Martha E. (Laird) Foust. June 29, 1950, he married Eunice H. Kilmer, who died December 3, 2014. William graduated from Sonetown High School. He was employed by Sprout-Waldron in the sheet metal department for many years. He loved to hunt and fish. William is survived by four sons, William (Jean) Foust, Jr., Dushore, Gerald (Elane) Foust, New Albany, Rodney Foust and Kevin Foust, both of Hughesville; daughter, Rebecca (Dan) Bertin, Muncy; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at the convenience of the family. –McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home notice, Carol Brotzman

RUSSELL T. GARRITY, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Vero Beach, Fla. at VNA Hospice House. Russell was born on Dec. 27, 1932 in Plymouth, Pa. to Edward Garrity and Florence Jackson Garrity. He had five brothers and two sisters. He grew up in Sayre, Pa. and graduated from Sayre High School. After high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He returned to Sayre, Pa. to work for Ingersoll Rand, Bob Pross TV and Garrity's Appliance & TV Center in Waverly, N.Y. Russ and Connie moved to Florida in 1981 where he continued to work in appliance services. In retirement, Russ enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, and was a faithful member of St. Mark's Anglican Church. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Landon. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Constance Garrity; his sons, James M. Garrity and John T. Garrity; his daughter, Cynthia A. Garrity; his step-daughter, Tyna Kennedy Collier; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015 at St. Mark's Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark's Anglican Church, 1795 45th St., Vero Beach, FL or VNA Hospice House, 901 37th St., Vero Beach, FL. A life well lived, he will be missed by all. He made a difference to all that knew him. –Towanda Daily Review 4/16/2015

DOUGLAS W. HEAVLOW SR., 72, of 340 William St. Towanda, Pa., passed away peacefully Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda with his loved one's by his side, following a battle with cancer for the past eight months. Douglas was born in Chester, Pa., on Aug. 10, 1942, the son of Ralph Watson Heavlow and Anna Wybreiala Heavlow. He was a graduate of Media High School, Media, Pa., Class of 1960, and subsequently attended the Philadelphia Art School. In early years, Douglas was employed by Martel's Grocery Store in Swathmore and by Swathmore College. He was later employed by United Airlines and then Boeing Aircraft as a quality auditor for many years until his retirement. Following retirement, Douglas built a cabin in Evergreen, Pa., known as Serenity Hill where he loved spending time. Building campfires and watching the night sky were always special there. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing-especially on the St. Lawrence River, wildlife, and scenic art. Douglas was a member of the NRA and a supporter of multiple wildlife organizations. He was also a member of the Fine Arts Council of Troy, Pa. Surviving are his wife Sandra Curry Heavlow; mother Anna Heavlow; children Douglas Jr. (Cindy) Heavlow, Robert (Patti) Heavlow, Donna (John) Doan, Dawn (Rob) Slesicki, Kenneth (Trina) Heavlow, and Joy Heavlow; grandchildren, Amanda, Kirsten, Cassidy, Robert, Isabel, Zach, Robert, Colin, and Kayla; sisters: Dorothy (Utt) Davis and Caroll (Steve) Summers; several nieces and nephews; his extended family, step children Kevin Curry, Karen (Brian) Hall; step-grandchildren Cody, Talon, Danielle, Kylene; step-great-grandchildren James, Gage, Kaylynne and Shiloh. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Watson Heavlow in 2000. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 with a memorial service to follow at 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. Maureen Hipple, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, officiating. The family suggests that contributions be directed to F.A.C.T. (Fine Arts Council of Troy) Scholarship Fund, c/o Melody Lewis, 2226 Big Pond Road, Columbia Crossroads, PA 16914, in memory of Douglas W. Heavlow Sr. –Towanda Daily Review 3/30/2015

HERRINGTON –BEVERLY H. HAUPTMAN, 76, of Meadow Lane, Painted Post, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Beverly was born in Dryden, NY on July 24, 1938 to the late Sherman B. and Gertrude M. Cady Herrington. She was a graduate of Troupsburg Central School. She attended Alfred State College where she earned an associate's degree in Applied Science and later received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a masters in General Studies, both from Elmira College. On April 15, 1967, she and Rudolph H. Hauptman were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Corning. Rudy preceded Bev in death on March 21, 2013. Bev was employed at Corning Hospital for 41 years and held the job of Comptroller for over 30 years. Prior to retirement, she accepted a part-time position as Corporate Compliance Officer at the hospital. She was an active volunteer at Arnot Health and made the rice bags that were made available to patients at the Falck Cancer Center. She was a member of the Corning Quilt Guild and more recently, worked with Quilts of Valor. She also contributed to layettes available at local hospitals. Surviving are her sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Raymond Morseman of Bath and Ina and Bud Cramer of Elmira; her brother, Donald Herrington of Bath; her dear family friend, Arnold Allen of Woodhull; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband, Rudy, Bev was predeceased by her sisters and brother-in-law, Beatrice & Elwyn Ingersoll and Sharon Eddy. A Committal Service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Woodhull Cemetery Chapel. Rev Brian Diffenbacher will officiate. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery. The cemetery service will be followed by a gathering of friends and family at the National Soaring Museum in Elmira at 12 noon. Donations to your local Food Bank may be made in lieu of flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/1/2015

HEYMAN –PATRICIA D. HORTON - Softly in the morning you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all....Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend ~ Patricia D. Horton, 79, of Smithboro passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Lourdes Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Pat was born on May 29, 1935 in Bergen, New Jersey, a daughter of the late Earle and Bertha (Mayer) Heyman. On November 15, 1953 in Smithboro, she married Raymond E. Horton and together they made Smithboro their home. Pat was a long-time teacher's aid for the fifth-grade teachers at Tioga Middle School. She was a devoted and dedicated member of the Smithboro United Methodist Church where she actively participated with the United Methodist Women. In addition, she also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star ~ Waverly Chapter 9. A loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, Pat treasured the time spent with her family. She enjoyed the many family camping trips, was a wonderful cook and baker, a talented quilter and tole painter. She will be greatly missed by her family. Until we meet again, Mom, may you find comfort in the arms of the angels. Pat will be greatly missed by her loving husband of nearly 62 years, Raymond E. Horton; her son and daughter-in-law: Stephen D. and Rebecca Horton of Chemung; her daughters and son-in-law: Cheryl A. Horton of Spencer; Susan and Robert Walkley of Tioga Center; brother and sister-in-law: Earle "Sonny" and Jan Heyman of Owego; sisters and brothers-in-law: Barbara and Bernard Vallilee of Smithboro; Kathi and Richard Andress of Surfside Beach, SC; her special grandchildren: Anthony and Stefanie Horton; Nathon and Jessica Horton; Jason Horton; Gregory and Justina Walkley; Janelle Walkley; Scott Walkley; and Kari Walkley; two great-grandsons: Travis and Henry Horton. Raymond's siblings, Carol Luther and Richard Horton; many nieces, nephews, and friends among them special friends: Paul and Shirley Madigan, Judy Catlin, John and Joanne Goble and Fred Michel. Pat was predeceased by her parents, Earle and Bertha (Mayer) Heyman; infant twin sisters, Bertha and Arlene; brother Johnny; sister Johanna Franciscovich; and best friends Julie and George Kinney. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Smithboro United Methodist Church, Church St., Smithboro. A memorial service and celebration of her life will follow at 1 p.m. with her Pastor Donna Martin, officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Smithboro United Methodist Church, c/o Linda Brink, PO Box 37, Nichols, NY in loving memory of Patricia D. Horton. –Sayre Morning Times 3/12/2015

HAROLD DANIEL WESLEY HIGHT of Quarryville, PA, went to be with his Lord on March 30, 2015, at the age of 98. The Reverend Harold Hight served his Lord as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ for 67 years and, together with his wife Carmen Ford Hight, raised five children: Larry Kim Hight (Diane), Leilani E. Napp (Larry), Sharon L. Wheeles (Benjamin), Rejean M. McGalliard (Mike), and Loralee L. Holiman (William). Harold has spent his latter years residing at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community where he served on the staff of Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church as a minister to the seniors until his second retirement in 2009. Since then he has continued to serve as a member of the Quarryville Residents’ Council, on the visitation teams of Faith RPC and of QPRC, as a board member of Westminster Biblical Missions (until 2013), and as a faithful, praying father and friend to his family of 5 children, their spouses, 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, a beloved sister-in-law, Charlotte Billings, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & nephews as well as to many friends at QPRC. Harold was born March 14, 1917, in Seattle, Washington, the son of Edwin W. Hight and Ethel Cook. Harold was raised by his stepmother, Addie Cook Hight, following the death of both of his parents and his only brother, Wilbur. Harold earned his Masters of Divinity from Faith Theological Seminary, Wilmington, DE, in 1948. He and Carmen married in 1947. They served in six churches in various parts of the country, and as founder/headmaster and mentor at Faith Christian School in Sparta, IL. Carmen preceded Harold in death in 2013. He left a final message in his records, “I have set before them an example of godliness that they may know my yearning for each one to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their savior and so live as to honor him.” In addition to services in Quarryville, local services will be held at the Rushville Community Church, SR 706, Rushville, PA on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Cdr, William Holiman, USN officiating. There will be a viewing at the church from 10:30- 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Wycliff Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL or to Westminster Biblical Missions P.O. Box 212, Rising Sun, Maryland. Local arrangements entrusted to Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Montrose, PA. –Carol Brotzman

HOBART B. HUTCHINS enjoyed nothing more than a good game, be it sports, cards or board games, and now he is playing in heaven. Hobe passed away on March 21, 2015 with his children by his side at his residence in Franklin, Tenn. He moved to Franklin from Towanda, Pa. in 2012. He was 88 years old. Born in Waymart, Pa. on Feb. 17, 1927, he was the son of Burton H. and Minnie Bucklish Hutchins. Hobe graduated from Waymart High School, East Stroudsburg State Teacher's College (BSE) and the University of Scranton (ME). He served with the 88th Blue Devil Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Italy during WWII. Hobe's first job was at the age of 5 when he delivered newspapers in order to pay for a life insurance policy his father had purchased. He later began his 36 year education and coaching career at Northeast Bradford High School, where he led his baseball and basketball teams to a combined 13 championships. Hobe later continued his career at Wyalusing Valley High School until his retirement in 1990. He was also well known in the area as a baseball umpire, basketball referee, and high school and college soccer official. In 2002 Hobe was inducted into the East Stroudsburg University Athletic Hall of Fame, where he was a four year starter in both baseball and soccer. He was also a member of the Wayne County Sports Hall of Fame. Hobe remained active throughout his entire life, traveling to Florida for baseball spring training games during his retirement, and continued roller and ice skating into his 80s. Hobe was a lifetime member of the National Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association, American Legion, VFW and the First United Methodist Church in Towanda. A loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and coach, Hobe is survived by son, Kristopher (Pam) Hutchins of Canal Winchester, Ohio and daughter, Robin (Tim) Barrett of Franklin, Tenn.; grandchildren, Kyle, Allison, Brady, and Brandon Hutchins, and Kaitlyn and Abigail Barrett; sisters-in-law, Jo Anne Anderson and Joan Hutchins; and several nieces and nephews. In November, Hobe was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 57 years, Mary Lu Anderson Hutchins. Prior to that were brothers, Wilson, Jake, Turk and identical twin Buck Hutchins; sister, Alice Allen and brother-in-law, Jim Anderson. Interment with full military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at a later date convenient to the family. Donations in Hobe's memory may be made to the American Legion Post 42, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/26/2015

WILLIAM B. JACOBS, 93, of Leominster, Massachusetts, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Health Alliance Leominster Hospital following a illness. He was born on January 26, 1922, in Windham, Pennsylvania the son of the late Byron G. and Frances (Champlin) Jacobs. He attended school in Windham Center. William proudly served his country with the United States Army and was a Veteran of WWII. He earned the Purple Heart, Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Infantryman's Badge, Four Battle Stars, Defense Service Ribbon, and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon. William was employed by the U.S. Government at Fort Devens as a Tank and Truck mechanic and engine repair. He was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, a lifetime member of the D.A.V., and British American Club. William is survived by his son, Michael Jacobs of Vermont, a daughter, Cheryl Lanciani of Leominster, a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Janice Jacobs of Warren Center, Pennsylvania, a sister, Yvonne Cole of Nichols, New York, sister-in-law: Marie Jacobs of Windham, Pa; his grandchildren Paul Lanciani, Scott Lanciani, Ryan Jacobs, Devon Jacobs, his great-grandchildren Stephanie Lanciani, Paul Lanciani III, Anthony Lanciani, Andrew Lanciani and Lillian Jacobs. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. He was predeceased by his wife Irene (Ouellette) Jacobs April 18, 1988, his daughter, Linda M. Jacobs, his grandson, Craig Lanciani; sisters: Ruth Rought, Jeanne Mason and a brother, Robert Jacobs. –Towanda Daily Review 4/12/2015

REXFORD ‘MIKE’ ‘BOPI’ JUDSON, age 78, of Wellsburg, NY went home to his heavenly father on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital with his loving family at his side. Mike was born December 7, 1936 in Elmira son of the late LaRue "Red" and Clarice Isabelle (Passmore) Judson. He was married to the former Barbara E. Lusk on June 10, 1966 and celebrated 48 years of marriage. Mike was employed as Service Manager at Elm Chevrolet for many years and even worked part-time there following his "official" retirement. Mike was a member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church and enjoyed watching NASCAR along with traveling to the local stock car races. He was a dedicated family man and loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara E. Judson of Wellsburg; his children, Glenda Worden of Chemung, Dennis (Lynn) Judson of Pittsford, NY, Ellen (Ray) Hodge of Wellsburg, Dan (Karen) Judson of Elmira, Izzy (Mike) Kellogg of Waverly; 13 grandchildren, Danielle (Eric) Folk, Matt (Kim Danna) Balmer, Cathleen (Jim) DeGrazia, Mallory (Dan) Eberly, Brianna (Alex Dougherty) Judson, Alyssa (Kory) Barnhart, Jacqui (J.T.) Judson, Zak Judson, Morgaan Judson, Lucas Kellogg, Nathan Kellogg, Audrey Kellogg and Tiffany Worden; five great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas (MaryLou) Judson of Newark Valley, NY; sister-in-law, Debie (Jim) Danna of Elmira; brother-in-law, Jim (Marilyn) Lusk of Lake Havasu City, AZ; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mike was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Pat, Phillip, John Judson; and a sister Nancy Richter. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, April 10, 2015 from 4 to 8 PM at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg. Mike's funeral service will be held 12:30 PM Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 South Main Street, Elmira, NY with Pastor Larry Burke officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mike's Memory may be made to the Elmira Animal Shelter, 842 Linden Place Ext. Elmira, NY or to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 353 Sanctuary Hill Lane, East Smithfield, PA. The family would like to thank the Staff at Robert Packer Hospital ICU and to Dr. Behm for their wonderful care. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/9/2015

KELLY –LOIS STEVENS, age 89, known as "Kelly" to her friends in Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2015 at the home of her daughter Cristine in Columbia, Md. She was the wife of Robert Stevens of LeRaysville. She was the mother to seven children, grandmother to 15 grandchildren and great-grandmother to 13 great-grandchildren with her late husband Raymond LeClair of Old Tappan, N.J. Born on March 1, 1926 to James Kelly and Lillian (Chase) Kelly of Mount Vernon, N.Y., she was predeceased by her three brothers, James Kelly, Richard Kelly and Gary Knapp; her daughter, Karen Barbara LeClair; and grandchildren, Mary Danielle Smith and James Michael LeClair. She is survived by two sisters, Lillian Sabatino of Massachusetts and Eileen Swanson of Oklahoma. She will be "remembered with love" by her children, Kenneth LeClair of New Jersey, Cristine Smith of Maryland, Rene Kraus of Virginia, Gary LeClair of Virginia, James LeClair of Florida and Peter LeClair of New Jersey. Known as "Gramma" to her grandchildren and "GG" to her great-grandchildren, she was one very special person. A favorite of her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends from long ago and more recent times, she will be missed by all. After raising her family and fostering many other children she had a long and successful career as a florist before retiring to LeRaysville. She was a member of South Warren Community Church in Rome. A "Celebration of Life" will be held June 6, 2015 at the home of her daughter Rene in Falmouth, Va. Interment will be at Flagler Memorial Park in Miami, Fla. –Towanda Daily Review 4/18/2015

KIMBALL –BETTY IRENE (BOWMAN, MLLER) CASWELL, age 87 of Elmira, NY passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a courageous battle with ALS. Born November 10, 1927 in Williamsport, PA to Geraldine (Bowman) Garvuich and Glenn Kimball, both deceased. She attended Williamsport High School. In October 1945 she moved to Penn Yan and married Fred R. Miller in 1949. He passed away in 1973. She married Charles Caswell in 1988. He passed away in 2010. She is survived by her 2 stepsons Terry (Cindy) and Charles D. Caswell; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; nieces and cousins; aunt LaRaine Smith of Williamsport, PA; special cousin Beverly Ticey of Los Angeles, CA; special friends from Penn Yan Fred and Dorothy Gilder, Gunter and Linda Weichenthal; good neighbors from Elmira Sue Cicora and Barbara and Linda Petro. Betty was employed with C.A. Reed Co. in Williamsport for 19 years, Penn Yan Express for 22 years and Smith Magazine, Newspaper Dist., Gettysburg, PA for 2 years. She was a member of the Penn Yan Methodist Church and attended the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church in Pine City. A graveside service will take place in Lake View Cemetery, Penn Yan later this spring. A special thank you to the girls on 3C, Skilled Nursing Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital for the wonderful care they provided Betty. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/2015

RAYMOND A. LA BARR age 88, of Corning, NY went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. Raymond was born May 6, 1926 in Susquehanna, PA to the late Glennon and Mildred (Wall) La Barr. He married Mary E. (Phillips) La Barr on August 16, 1947 in Corning, NY. Mary predeceased him on April 10, 2014. Raymond grew up in the Susquehanna, PA area and graduated from the area school. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946 and began his Naval Training in Newport, R.I. Raymond proudly served in the Navy and survived the sinking of the U.S.S. Twigg when it went down in the Pacific. He finished his service in the Pacific on the U.S.S. George. After the war, he raised his family in the Elmira Corning area. Raymond loved driving and building stock cars using the logo Bugs Bunny and the numbers 55 and 44. He became a radio amateur (hamm) with call letters K2UOV and classification of General (his wife's call letters were W2FJT). He enthusiastically mentored many candidates to become radio amateurs. Raymond retired from Corning, Inc. as a Glass Finisher in 1986 after 44 years of active service. He was a member of The American Radio Relay League, Inc., Air Force Mars Program, and The American Legion, Skinner-Ernest Post 1612, Big Flats, NY. Raymond had a passion for computers, building them from the ground up and organized the local computer communication bulletin board. In his free time, he became an avid gardener, growing both roses and vegetable gardens. He also loved traveling the United States in his RV with his wife and dogs. Raymond is survived by his three daughters: Darlene La Barr Webster of Wellsboro, PA; June (David) Cornell of Corning, NY; and Princelia (Harold) Mathews of Zephyrhills, FL; 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Nelson La Barr of Clifton Springs, NY; sisters: Ann Stalker of Port Orange, FL and Doris Washburn of Susquehanna, PA; sisters-in-law: Princelia Dimick of Addison, NY; Bettie (Clair) Matteson of Corning, NY; M. Helen Phillips of Corning, NY; F. Patricia (Charles) Wilson of Pine City, NY; Lois (Ronald) Green of East Corning; and Connie (Herbert) Mack of Lawrenceville PA; brother-in-law, Lyman (Lee) Phillips of TX; lifelong friend, Maynard (Bud) Henley of Painted Post, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Raymond was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Mary E. La Barr in 2014; brother, Fredrick La Barr, and sisters: Margorie Knapp and Betty Barton. Calling hours will be Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 5 to 7pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY with Father Lew Brown officiating. A graveside service will immediately follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Addison, NY. There will be a dinner at the American Legion in Addison, NY following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a  charity of one's choice –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/5/2015

HARRY ‘TED’ LANDON, 63, of Burdett, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at home. He was born on August 2, 1951 in Montour Falls, the son of the late Joseph and Gladys (Everts) Landon and attended Odessa- Montour High School. Ted proudly served in the US Air Force from 1971-1974. His deepest joy came from spending time with his grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends for his kind and generous heart, fun-loving spirit, endless sense of humor and "tell it like it is" attitude. He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Laurie; children, Tina (Patrick) Smith of Syracuse, Jennifer Landon (Derek) of Ithaca, Tracy Landon (Mike) of Newfield, Gary (Margaret) Tuttle of Hector, Greg (Jamie) Tuttle of Burdett, and Gretta (Chris) Zafonte of Burdett; mother-in-law Jean Pike; sisters, Wilma (Doug) Freelove of Ithaca and Sharon (Bill) Bryington of Kentucky; brothers, Stanley (Betty) Landon of Montour, Joe (Charlene) Landon of Alpine, and Jimmy (Caroline) Landon of Virginia; grandchildren, Zackary, Brooke, Kelsey, Adam, Landon, Courtney, Brittany, Jordan, Haleigh, Harmonei, Laurie, Stella and Travis; and many other loving family members. He was predeceased by his siblings Bill Landon, Bob Landon, and Joanne Fraboni. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his life at the family home at 4225 White Tail Lane in Burdett on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 3-6 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Burdett Fire Department. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/28/2015

JOHN J. LAURICELLO, age 93, of Herrick Twp, Pa., passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home, Wyalusing, Pa., with his loving family at his side. John was born on Sept. 6, 1921 in Passaic, N.J., a son of the late Frank and Antoinette Fratlone Lauricello. As a boy he lived in Pittston, Pa., and helped his father who was a blacksmith. When he was a teenager he joined the CCC and worked at camps in Carlisle, Pa., and Bedford, Va. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in England. There he met his future wife, Doris Finch. They were married on Nov. 23, 1946 and made their home in Clifton, N.J. They enjoyed 55 years of love together. Doris predeceased John in 2002. John was employed as a truck driver in the textile industry in NYC before retiring in 1983 and moving to Herrick Twp., Pa., where he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. John was a kind and caring man who will be missed by all who knew him. Surviving is his daughter and son-in-law Doreen (Brian) Roehrig, Herrick Twp., Pa.; grandchildren Erin (Ralph) Schoonover, Herrick Twp, PA., Heather (Wallace) Baker, Ventura, Calif., Matthew Roehrig and fiancé Ashley Oswald, Herrick Twp., Pa., Patrick Roehrig, Herrick Twp., Pa.; great-grandchildren Jasmyn (Ronnie), Jade, Brian, Alivia, Broden, Lexi, Zack, Sydney, and Shay; and great-great grandchildren Isabella and Layke. John is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a grandson, Shannon Levi Roehrig in 1985; three brothers: Carmen Lauricello, Steven Lauricello and Joseph Lauricello; two sisters Angela Gebbia and Rosemary LaCort. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Herrickville United Methodist Church, Herrickville, Pa., with the Rev. William L. Westbrook officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/6/2015

JASON S. LUNT, 29, fiancé of Amanda R. Haring, of Boyertown, passed away in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Born in Towanda, Pa., he was a son of James R. Lant Sr. of New Albany, Pa. and Joan L. (Garinger), wife of Benjamin F. Grover Sr., of New Albany, Pa. Jason was employed as a fabricator and also working in production for A.W. Mercer. He was also a member of On 2 Wheels in the 6-10 Motorcycle Club, along with his family and friends. Surviving with his fiancée, Amanda, and his parents is a son, Jordan J. Lant and a daughter, Lilyana M. Lant, both at home; two brothers, James R. Lant Jr. of Camptown, Pa. and Josh L. Lant of Royersford; a sister, Faith L. Grover of New Albany, Pa.; step-sisters, Danielle A. (Grover) Warfle of Meshoppen, Pa., Jimmie Jo Grover of Ohio and Cricket M. Grover of Towanda, Pa.; step-brother, Ben F. Grover Jr. of Sayre, Pa. He is also survived by aunts, uncles and many cousins and their families. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., 111 North Reading Ave., Boyertown. Relatives and friends may call between 12 and 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Hill Church Cemetery, Pike Township, Berks County, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/3/2015

JOHNATHON R. MANDEVILLE, aged 23, died unexpectedly on June 24, 2015. He was the son of John (Lori) Mandeville and Jean Teeter Lee. Johnathon was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Thomas Teeter; his paternal grandfather, Walter Mandeville; cousin, Olivia Hughes and aunt, Carol (Mike) Seeley. Johnathon is survived by his parents, daughter, Zoe Mandeville; sister, Kaitlin Mandeville; maternal grandmother, Audrey Teeter; paternal grandmother, Kay (Robert) Hughes; aunt, Jane Simpson; uncles, John (Dotty) Dribnack, Tom (Lisa) Teeter and Bill (Cathy) Teeter; Zoe's mother, Frances Vertulli; special cousins, Christopher, Kyle, Kaden, Sebastian, Tommy, Scotty and Casandra; and also many other cousins and great aunts and uncles. Johnathon worked at Strohman's Bakery and previously attended Job Corps and Corning Community College. Johnathon was a fan of the San Francisco 49'ers and San Antonio Spurs. He loved playing basketball and attending his cousin's sporting events. Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 from 1-2 p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. Luncheon afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an education fund for Zoe, c/o Visions Federal Credit Union, 24 McKinley Ave., Endicott, NY. The family is being assisted by the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, Endicott, NY. – Elmira Star-Gazette 6/27/2015

MALONE –ANNAMAE (MALONE) BENNETT, age 77, of Roberts Hollow Road, Lowman, NY went to be with her Lord Jesus and her beloved husband Herman on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was the loving wife of the late Herman J. Bennett, Jr. who passed away on August 23, 2002. The couple married November 13, 1954 and had 47 happy years together. Annamae was born on August 13, 1937 at home in Waverly, NY, daughter of the late George and Eleanor (Banfield) Malone. She was a member of the Resurrection Tabernacle in Elmira, NY. Annamae enjoyed playing bingo and getting her son-in-law Ronnie in trouble. Her most prized possession was her family and she loved every minute she could spend with them. Annamae was also so loved by the many patrons of the Wellsburg Diner where she could always be seen peeling potatoes. Annamae is survived by her daughters: Linda Thomas and Alan Marsh of Lowman, NY, Audrey and Louie Baker of Lowman, NY, Debbie and Jim Wood of Elmira, NY, Rose and Ronnie McCartney of Lowman, NY, Tammy Chandler of Lockwood, NY, and Joanne and Shaun Forsyth of Gillett, PA, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, her brothers: George and Dorothy Malone of Waverly, NY and John Malone of Waverly, NY, along with family friend Albert Piston. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Herman. Family and friends are welcome to call from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street Wellsburg, New York. The funeral service to celebrate Annamae's life will be held at the conclusion of the viewing at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 18th at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. Gerald Glover officiating. Burial will follow the service in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Annamae's memory to the American Heart Association 59 Court St, Binghamton, NY or to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/16/2015

MARBAKER –LOUISE MARBAKER GOULD from Johnson City, age 92, went to be with the Lord and her husband, Harold  April 2014. She leaves behind her son, Ken and his wife; two granddaughters, Sarah Gould, Nicole and Brad Rhinevault; and three great grandchildren; Madi, Ali and Logan. The family will have a private service and burial at their convenience. Arrangements are under the direction of J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc. –Binghamton Press, contributed by Carol Brotzman  (Born February 12, 1922 daughter of Oscar Harrison Marbaker and Gladys E Lowe wife of Harold Dean Gould)

MCCOY –DONNA A. O’CONNOR, 65, of Muncy died Monday, March 30, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born June 9, 1949 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Arlene Yeagle McCoy. She married Robert B. O'Connor, and together they celebrated 45 years of marriage. Donna was a beautician for over 20 years. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, bird watching, star gazing, shopping, and collecting purses. Surviving in addition to her husband is a son, Ryan C. O'Connor of Sherman Oaks, CA; two sisters, Jackie Kinney of Williamsport and Virginia Mahaffey of South Williamsport; and two brothers, Daryl Roupp of South Williamsport and Edward McCoy of Cogan Station. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Delancey Roupp and a sister, Susan Southard. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be sent to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd. Williamsport, PA or the Central PA Food Bank, 3301 Wahoo Dr., Williamsport, PA. –McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home notice, Carol Brotzman

MYERS –SHIRLEY J. SAIK, 81, Halsey Valley, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at her son's home in Seneca Falls. She was born in Sheshequin Township, Bradford County, Pa., the daughter of Floyd Silas Payner and Mattie Phoebe Myers. Shirley is survied by daughter, Susan (Doug) Dean, King Ferry; son, James (Shannon) Saik, Seneca Falls; grandchildren, Kendal, Kali, Logan, Derek, Megan, Madison and Miranda; siblings, Grace Scrivener, Sylvia Higgins and Elmer Payne; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Saik, and her siblings, Ida Mastellar, Mike Payne, Fred Payne, Phyllis Williams, Wilbur Payne, Mabel Fice, Marie Horton, Carlton (Pete) Payne, Irene Rumsey, Alice Terault and Martin Stevens. She owned and operated her family farm from 1979 to 1993. She had worked at the Spencer Big M as a cashier. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed knitting and loved her grandchildren very much. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer with Mr. Dan Perry officiating. Interment will be held later at the Halsey Valley Cemetery, Town of Barton, N.Y. Memorials may be directed to the Halsey Valley Fire Department. –Sayre Morning Times 4/2/2015

MICHAEL JOHN OGDEN of Elmira, NY was born March 23, 1962 in Blossburg, PA the son of the late Alan John and Veronica (LaBelle) Ogden passed away very unexpectedly in Greensboro, NC on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the age of 52. His sister, Sandra Ogden also preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister: Janice (John) Undercoffler; half-sisters: Michelle and Melissa; loving companion of 14 years, Colleen Downing; sister-in-laws, Gaylene (Lester) Harvey and Zoelene (Dale) McFall; brother-in-laws, Leon McFall and Barry John Gee; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; also canine companions, "Angie Marie" and "Lady Jane". Michael worked for partners in progress in Wellsboro, PA. He enjoyed working on models and wood crafting. Michael was one of a kind and was a friend to all. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service honoring Michael's life on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM in the Riverside United Methodist Church 559 Spaulding Street, Elmira, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/5/2015

CHARLES A. PALMER - On the morning of Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Charles A. Palmer of LeRoy passed away quietly at his residence following a long illness. He was 87 years of age. Born in Canton March 2, 1928, he was the son of Paul and Edith (Brooks) Palmer. Following high school Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific theater of operations during the Second World War. After returning home he was introduced to Ellen Mosiman on a blind date and on July 5, 1947 they were married. Together they raised two sons and two daughters, and shared almost 68 years together. Over the years Charles had been employed at Westinghouse in Horseheads, and at Sylvania in Towanda, but his true life's vocation was his dairy farm where he raised his family. He had been active in the Open Hand Grange as well as being a 4-H leader, where he helped to instill into the young members of his group a love and respect for the land and all living things in general. He further served his community as a member of the school board and as LeRoy Township's Fire Warden. Most importantly he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who placed his family's well-being at the top of his priorities list. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, at home; sons, Richard Paul (and Elaine) Palmer of Naples, Fla., L. Neal Palmer of LeRoy Township; daughters, Linda Susan (and John) Swayze of Towanda, Penny Jean (and Steve) Wheeler of LeRoy Township; brother, Dean (and Delores) Palmer of Cogan Station; sister, Virginia Morse of Canton; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A celebration of Charles' life will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the East Canton United Methodist Church with Pastor Diane Bentley officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m. at the church. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review 4/9/2015

B. CARL PARMELEE JR. age 87, formerly of Horner and Budd Streets in Elmira, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, in Horseheads, NY. Carl was born on 6 June 1927 in Elmira, NY, the son of Burnis Carl and Ruth Schnurbusch Parmelee. He grew up in West Elmira and graduated from Elmira Free Academy. Carl was predeceased on March 6th by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Ruth (Shelford) Parmelee whom he married on 12 June 1948 at First Baptist Church, Elmira, NY. Carl and Dorothy had two sons, Larry Parmelee of Ithaca, NY and David (Bobbie) Parmelee of Phillipsburg, NJ. They have three grandchildren, David, Jasmin and Terry. Carl is also survived by sisters, Lillian Hollis and Mildred Carroll; sisters-in-law, Alice & Verna Shelford; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Carl was pre-deceased by his parents; son, Larry Parmelee; his sister, Phyllis (Henry) Welshans; brothers-in-law, Rev. John (Mildred) Carroll, William (Lillian) Hollis, Harry (Alice) Shelford, Donald (Verna) Shelford, Leslie (Doris) Shelford, and Eugene (Betty) Shelford. Carl's early jobs included working at the Spaulding Bakery Store his father managed and being a railroad signal man. He is best known for starting and running Parmelee's TV Service, repairing televisions in homes throughout Elmira for thirty years. Retiring at 61, he began a second career as a dedicated volunteer, working full-time or nearly so for the Red Cross and later for other community agencies, tirelessly helping those in need. He was recognized for donating more than 29 gallons to area blood banks. A man of good humor and unwavering principle, Carl attended national rallies for human rights and once ran for mayor of Elmira. He was a long-time member of the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Big Flats. Those wishing may attend a memorial service for Carl and Dorothy at 7PM on Friday, April 24th in the United Baptist Church at the Arnot Chapel of Trinity Church, corner of North Main & Church Streets in downtown, Elmira. Pastor Arthur Reed, officiating. Followed immediately by a reception in the parish hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/13/2015

POTTER –DOROTHY MARIE POTTER KEENEY, 93, of Wyalusing, Pa., passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, April 18, 2015 at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. Marie was born on Sugar Hill on Feb. 5, 1922, the first child of the late Lewis and Susie Kintner Potter. She graduated from Wyalusing High School class of 1940 and in 1943 married Dennis Keeney. They made their home on Oak Hill, welcoming four children into the world, before his untimely passing in 1956. Always a hard worker, Marie used her cooking and baking talents at the Wyalusing Rocks Restaurant, the Wyalusing Valley High School cafeteria, the Chattaway Restaurant, as proprietor of the Wyalusing Restaurant, and finished her career at the Friedenshutten. Her pies and cinnamon buns remain legendary. She also sold Avon for 46 years, retiring when she reached 90. Marie played piano for family gatherings and for the Hollenback Methodist Church, playing by ear with a beat straight from the blues. For fun, she worked in her vegetable gardens, played cards with anyone who would, and could be seen at many local school sporting events over the past 35 years. Marie remained inquisitive about people and events around the world her whole life, but she drew her strength and happiness from her large and loving family. Marie is survived by brother, Joseph K. Potter, sister, Janet Logan, son D. Terry Keeney (Barbara), daughter Susan Burgess (David), son Tracy Keeney (Christine), and daughter Allyson Smith (Stephen). Marie (Mammy) specifically asked to name all her grandchildren: Dana Keeney Beyer (Thomas), Matthew Cobb (Sharon), Robyn Keeney Lacy (John), Dennis Girven (Marie), Marci Girven Dake (Jody), Maggie Keeney Major (Art), John Keeney (Nikki), Jeffrey Keeney (Kristin), Chadd Smith (Dena), Andrew Smith (Kelly), and Cameron Smith (Kaela). Mammy is also survived by great-grandchildren T.J. Beyer, Sarah and Drew Girven, Alexander and Brandon Dake, Riley and Grady Cobb, Abby, Thomas, and Finley Major, Elin, Wynn, and Jett Keeney, Julia and Jack Lacy, and Baylie, Zoe, Laurel, and Lucy Smith. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and numerous close friends. A memorial service will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Hollenback Methodist Church, Hollenback, Pa., with Rev. Nick Keeney and Rev. Cameron Smith co-officiating. Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Hollenback United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 155, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/21/2015
MILES RODNEY PRATT - On the morning of Friday, April 17, 2015, Miles Rodney Pratt of East Canton passed away quietly at Bradford County Manor. He was 84 years of age. Born in Canton on March 17, 1931, he was the son of Leland and Anna (Dexter) Pratt. Miles grew up in Granville Township and was a graduate of Troy High School. For most of his life he was a farmer and was active in the Grange — first with the Granville Grange, and later with Union Grange in West Burlington. He was always happiest when working, but he did take the time to enjoy hunting and motor bike racing. He was a man of faith who had been a longtime member of the former East Granville Baptist Church. Most of all, he loved the company of his family and friends. Miles is survived by his brothers, Richard (and Joyce) Pratt of Troy, Gerald (and Marjorie) Pratt of Windfall, Paul (and Patricia) Pratt of Burgettstown, Pa.; sister, Dorothy (and Lawrence) Stone of Canton; and 12 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Anna Pratt. A celebration of Miles' life will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Windfall United Methodist Church. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review 4/19/2015

JAMES C. PRINZI, 74, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away on March 26, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, after a long illness. James was born Sept. 27, 1940, to the late Frank and Elga Prinzi in Corning, N.Y. He is preceded in death by his brother, Victor Prinzi. Jim is survived by: his wife of 52 years, Margaret DeWitt Prinzi; daughters, Denice "Lenamarie" Prinzi, of Waverly, Ellen E. Prinzi, of Brevard, N.C.; son, James and Paula Prinzi, of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; grandchildren, Erika Junker, of Florida, Ian Junker, USN, Harley Winkleman, St. Bonaventure University, Shane McCormick, of Waverly, Emily Grey, of Florida, and great-grandson James Henderson, of Waverly; brothers, Francis and Kay Prinzi, of Ohio, Dean Prinzi, of Florida and Gary Prinzi, of Reading, Pa. Jim loved hunting, and his family dogs. Jim was often found at the Masteller cabin in Normont, Pa., the Sayre High School, watching football games, and assisting the pole vault team. You could find him at Waverly High School cheering on the girls volleyball team. When you saw Jim, Grandpa, he would always have his man bag full of granola bars and water. Jim is a lifelong fan of the New York Giants, the Saint Louis Cardinals. The Prinzi jinx has ended. Jim worked at the A&P in Towanda, Ingersoll Rand Foundry, and retired from the Tioga County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of the 700 Bowling Club, Waverly's Masonic Lodge, 20-plus years in the Cayuta Hose Company/Fire Department. Jim was a member of the SAL Waverly, and loved to play shuffleboard at the Sayre Legion. Jim will be missed by all that knew him. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options assisted the family with arrangements. –Sayre Morning Times 3/28/2015

ROGERS –AIMEE JO HANSELL, 46 has gone to live with the Lord on April 8, 2015. Aimee was born August 30th 1968 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The 13th child of Robert and Margaret Rogers. She was 6 years old when she moved to Troy PA. Aimee graduated from Troy High School in 1986. She married her High School sweetheart, William Hansell on October 3rd of 1987. Aimee went on to Business School, but her life's ambition was to be a mother. Over the years her dream came true four times. Her children are: Allyson (Jon), Olivia (Damon), Wyatt (Grace), and Adrianna. She graduated from a mother to a grandmother (Mimi) when her grandson, Walker was born on May 11th 2012. When her children began school she also went to school to work with students with disabilities. The job was demanding yet rewarding. After the school year ended there was a summer camp called Camp Star for the children and she would become a camp counselor to those kids. Her heart and soul was devoted to the children and the camp so much that she would read stories and sing them to sleep. Her two eldest daughters also helped with the camp to continue the compassion she had that they saw through her. Her youngest is also planning to follow in their footsteps. Acts 8:37: And Phillip said, "If you believe with all of your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." Because she did in fact believe, we now know and believe to where she has moved on. The rest of her family includes; mother-in-law, Sharon Hansell; father-in-law, William Hansell; sister-in-law, Jennifer Briggs (Jim); siblings, Kathy Lane, Tim Rogers (Donna), Ruth Riedel (Fred), Robert Rogers (Debbie), Denis Rogers (Lynn), Gerrianne Robertson, Mark Rogers (MaLou), John Rogers (Karen), Lisa McBratney (Bill Jr.), Jeanne Grace (Larry), Richard Rogers (Stacy), James Rogers (Symantha); 39 nieces and nephews and 16 great nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers and meals, Aimee's wishes would be that you do these things to show an act of kindness to someone else in need in her memory. Or remember the Guthrie Cancer Patient Assistance Fund with checks payable to Guthrie Clinic/Nancy Quattrini Fund, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. A memorial service will be handled privately at the family's convenience. –Elmira Atar-Gazette 4/10/2015

ROGERS –DORIS M. DOLINICH - Memories are stitched with love …. Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, and friend Doris M. Dolinich, 92, of Sayre, Pa. passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Athens Health and Rehab Center. Doris was born on Dec. 18, 1922 in Litchfield, Pa., a daughter of the late Hugh and Myrtle (Gillette) Rogers. She attended school in Litchfield until the 8th grade and was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1941. On April 5, 1946, in Athens, Pa. she married John Dolinich; together they shared 58 years of marriage until his passing on July 29, 2004. Doris was a faithful and dedicated member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church. She treasured her church family, enjoyed quilting, although her greatest pleasure was being surrounded by her family. Doris will be greatly missed by her children, Kenton and his wife Louise Dolinich of Rhode Island, Rodney and his wife Judy Dolinich of Phoenix, Ariz., Lawrence Dolinich of Litchfield, Pa., Bernard and his wife Roxanne Dolinich of Litchfield, Pa., Tammie and her husband Bud Rosh of Sayre, Pa.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Doris was predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Myrtle Rogers; her husband, John; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Ethel Rogers; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Gene Hanna; and a granddaughter, Tina Marie Dolinich.Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of Doris' life will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Litchfield United Methodist Church, c/o Norma Barrowcliff, 510 Mohawk St., Sayre, PA; Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA or the Activities Fund at the Athens Health and Rehab Center, 200 S. Main St., Athens, PA in loving memory of Doris M. Dolinich. "I'd like to think of my life is dancing polkas and drifting away, dancing a waltz and meeting the Lord with Gospel music playing." –Towanda Daily Review 4/16/2015

ROGERS –ELEANOR W. ‘STARR’ (ROGERS) SHEDDEN, 49, of South Main Street, Nichols, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a period of declining health. "Starr" as she was affectionately known by her family and friends was born on October 16, 1965 in Waverly, N.Y., a daughter of Jack Lee Rogers and the late Edna Eleanor "Ellie" (Besanson) Rogers. She was a graduate of Union Endicott High School class of 1983 and received her associates degree in Nursing Administration. Starr enjoyed horses, tending to her salt water aquarium, spending time in her garden, although her greatest pleasure was being with her family and grandchildren. She was a former employee at Harvard Manufacturing in Owego. Starr will be greatly missed by her husband Scott L. Shedden Sr.; her father and step-mother Jack and Lorrie Rogers of Endicott; her children Elizabeth and her husband Chris Brown of Florida; R.J. Decker and Beth Gustin of Horseheads; Josh Decker of Nichols, Scott L. Shedden Jr., of Tioga Center, Devon J. Shedden, Trevor R. Shedden, and Ryliegh Shedden, all of Nichols; her brothers and sisters-in-law Chad J. and Sue Rogers of Rome, Pa., Jack "Lee" and Katie Rogers of Hillcrest, N.Y.; her special grandchildren Chayce, Lilly, Carson and Allison; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Sandy and Vic Morey, Sherri and Bob Harris all of Owego, James and Mary Shedden of Tenn.; her former mother-in-law and father-in-law Ray and Peggy Decker of Windham, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Starr was welcomed into heaven by her mother Edna Eleanor "Ellie" Rogers and her mother-in-law Sue Shedden.Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of her life will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jon Austin of the Lounsberry United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to their local chapter of the American Cancer Society in loving memory of Eleanor W. "Starr" Shedden. –Carol Brotzman

LEE E. RUSS, age 79 and longtime resident of Willow St. in Big Flats passed away at home surrounded by his family on Sunday May 31, 2015. Lee was born in Corning, NY to Earl and Cecile (Stowell) Russ. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Anna V. (Voorhees) Russ; son, Karl Russ also of Big Flats; grandchildren, Brittany Russ and Joshua Russ of Geneva; several other extended family members and friends. Lee was a retired machinist having owned and operated his own machine shop, Russ Machine Co. in Big Flats. He was also a buyer for Corning Inc. and former proprietor of Browns Liquor Store in Elmira. He was a dedicated family man and friend to many. Service with Barber Funeral Home is private and will take place at the convenience of his family. Those wishing may remember Lee with memorials to CareFirst (Southern Tier Hospice), 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/7/2015

LEE SALSBERRY, 47, of Towanda, Pa., passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Jeffrey was born in Towanda on June 19, 1967 and attended Towanda High School. In early years, Jeff worked on the farm of Mike Bride and later served as caregiver for his aunt, Helen Wagner in Towanda until the time of his death. Jeff loved the outdoors and hunting. He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Ernest and Jeanne Smith Salsberry; brother, Terry Salsberry; and sister, Chris Beideman.He is survived by his biological mother, Kathleen Brown of Jacksonville, N.Y.; sisters, Judy Duffek of Endicott, N.Y. and Colleen Ryan of Falmouth, Mass.; half-brothers, Chris and Richard Brown of Ithaca, N.Y.; loving aunt, Helen Wagner of Towanda; and several cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Timothy Geiger officiating. –Towanda Daily Review 6/6/2015

SCHOLL –SARAH ANN SCHOOL TRUE, 74, widow of James 'Jim' J. True, of Sheshequin Twp., Pa. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at her home, the Failte Inn in Sheshequin. Sarah was born June 1, 1940 in Kaufman, Texas, the daughter of Leon Miles and Doris Crisp Scholl. She was a graduate of Southern Seminary High School and College. Sarah was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. for many years and later provided care in podiatry, pediatrics, and worked for the American Red Cross. Following their retirement, Sarah and husband, Jim moved to Sheshequin, Pa. in 1995 to become inn owners/keepers at the Failte Inn B&B, 8144 Sheshequin Rd., Athens, Pa. Sarah enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church. Sarah was a kind, gentle, and loving wife and mother and she will be dearly missed by many. Surviving are her sons, Jamie True of Hawaii, and Christopher True of Charleston, S.C.; daughter, Jennifer Leach of Sheshequin Twp.; granddaughters, Chelsea and Cassidy Bryan, several step-grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Wilma Scholl of Texas. In addition to her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James J. True on July 16, 2013 and son, Ronald C. True on March 3, 2013. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Bowen-Farr Funeral Home of Ulster, Pa., is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be directed to The Multiple Sclerosis Foundagion, National Headquarters Donations, 6520 North Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL in memory of Sarah. –Towanda Daily Review 4/5/2015

CHARLES LEROY SEELYE, age 83, of Canton passed away peacefully March 24, 2015 at the Bradford County Manor. He was born April 3, 1931 in Canton, and was the son of Charles and Ruth (Brown) Seelye. In his early years Leroy worked as a printer in York, Pa. Leroy, along with his wife, the former Irene Reynolds, and family moved back to Canton in 1974. Leroy worked for the Canton Independent-Sentinel as well as the former Schrader-Bellows Co. He enjoyed being with family and friends. Leroy is survived by his daughter, Sandy (Dave) McWilliams of Canton; son, Scott (Cherie) Seelye of Shavertown, Pa.; grandchildren, Derek McWilliams of Culpepper, Va., Josh McWilliams of Canton, Scott (Brittany) Seelye of Forty Fort, Pa., Lauren, Caitlin, Emily and Ryan Seelye all of Shavertown; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Irene and loving son, Mike and brothers, Herman and Robert Seelye. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to their friends, Bradford County Manor, Dr. John Kirkowski, Dr. Kari Wood, and Guthrie Hospice for their prayers, support and many acts of kindness during Leroy's illness. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Canton Area Recreation Association for the further improvement of the War Memorial Pool, P.O. Box 1238, Canton, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 3/26/2015

SHEETS –DORIS IONE (SHEETS) STONE - On the morning of Sunday, April 12, 2015, former Fassett resident Doris Ione (Sheets) Stone passed away quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 82 years of age. Born in Hughesville on Aug. 5, 1932, and raised in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of Owen and Hazel (Temple) Sheets. In 1952 she married Howard F. Stone Jr., and together they raised three sons and two daughters. By 1969 the family moved to Fassett. Doris and Howard shared 48 years until his passing in 2000. Doris enjoyed working with her hands and was skilled at crocheting and other crafts. Most of all, she enjoyed the company of her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sons, Howard (Tonya) Stone, III of Pine City, N.Y., Bob (Sandy) Stone of North Carolina, Jeff (Tammy) Stone of Fassett; daughters, Deb (David) Rockwell of Troy and Cindy (Mike) Culver of Fassett; brother, Richard Sheets of Florida; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard F. Stone Jr, and infant daughter, Hazel. In keeping with the family's wishes, there will be no public calling hours or service. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review 4/15/2015

SHELFORD –DOROTHY RUTH (nee: SHELFORD) PARMELEE age 91, formerly of Horner and Budd Streets passed away Friday, 6 March 2015, in Horseheads, NY. Dorothy was born on 15 February 1924 in Chemung, NY the only daughter of Wiley and Ruth (Murphy) Shelford. She grew up on a farm in Chemung, NY. She graduated from Wellsburg High School and Elmira Business Institute. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, B. Carl Parmelee, Jr whom she married on 12 June 1949 at First Baptist Church, Elmira, NY. Dorothy had two sons, the late Larry Parmelee and David (Bobbie) Parmelee. She has three grandchildren, David, Jasmin and Terry. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Alice & Verna Shelford, Lillian (Parmelee) Hollis and Mildred (Parmelee) Carroll, many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends; also pre-deceased by her bothers, Harry (Alice) Shelford, Donald (Verna) Shelford, Leslie (Doris) Shelford, Eugene (Betty) Shelford. A review of old annual reports from First Baptist Church Elmira, Dorothy's church, would find her name on one of the Boards most of the years she was a member. She was Assistant Treasurer and then church Treasurer for a number of years. She was most proficient in accounting. She served on the Boards of Trustees and Deacons numerous times. She was an active member of the Women's Fellowship of First Baptist Church. She actively encouraged women who were new church members to join. She would even pick them up and take them to their first meeting. She was the First Baptist Representative to the Chemung County Council of Churches, the Chemung Steuben Association and last but most important, on the state level, she was President of the New York State American Baptist Women. For many years First Baptist served a monthly chicken dinner and later they had their Downtown Ministries (Tuesday luncheons). Whenever there was a meal or an event of any kind at the church you could count on Dorothy to be there to help in any way that was needed. She was the kind of person who saw what needed to be done and just did it and frequently would end up doing dishes. She was also a very active member in our community. For many, many years she delivered Meals on Wheels. She was a faithful walker each year for the annual CROP walk. She was a member of Church Women United and the Southern Tier Interfaith Coalition. Dorothy was truly a "Helping Hand" to anyone or any group that needed help. Those wishing may attend her memorial service at 7PM on Friday, April 24th in the Chapel at Trinity Episcopal Church at the corner of N. Main and Church Streets in downtown Elmira, followed immediately by a reception in the parish hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/13/2015

SHUMWAY –BARBARA S. GARY of Spring Hill passed away early Sunday morning April 19, 2015 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock.She was born May 27, 1923, on Spring Hill, daughter of the late Gerald S. and Lucy D. Carter Shumway. She graduated from Camptown High School. Most of her life was spent on the Hill, on the farm first acquired by her ancestor, Reuben Shumway, in 1805. Following a brief stint of employment prior to her marriage, she focused on raising her six children. When the children began to leave for college, she joined the cafeteria staff at Elk Lake School. Upon moving back to Spring Hill, she operated a thriving farm vacationing business for 13 years. Many guests became personal friends, returning annually, while others continued to keep in touch over the decades. After closing the vacation business, she became a DHIA milk tester for 17 years. At age 72, she retired to babysit her first great-grandchild, Isiaha Stethers. In addition to her family, she dedicated herself to church and community service. Barbara was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church, serving at various times as Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, administrative board member, and trustee. She was involved with the United Methodist Women at Rush and Spring Hill, holding leadership roles at both the local and district levels. She also pieced over 1,000 Ugly Quilt shells for the homes, and contributed 90 baby quilts for Bradford County's new mothers program. She volunteered as a reading aide at Wyalusing Elementary School; tutored in the English as a Second Language program; and acting as a tutor with the Bradford County Literacy and ESL programs, and chaired the "Over the Hill Gang" for the Relay For Life . Barbara enjoyed traveling and corresponding with family and friends, designing and making greeting cards, writing in her journals, and, an avid reader, finished nearly a book a day during her retirement. She is survived by: her older brother Thurston Shumway and his wife Marguerite (Ithaca, N.Y.); her children and their spouses, Cynthia and Sherman Wooden (Elk Lake), Dana Irwin (San Jose, Calif.), Mark and Kristin Smith-Gary (Spring Hill), Jennifer and John Brotzman (Windsor, Conn.), Stephen Gary (Wyalusing), Neil and Leigh Gary (Tulsa, Okla.). She leaves behind 18 grandchildren: David Applegate, Tracey Schraeder, Reina Wooden, Helena Wooden, Sherman Wooden; Jeffrey Irwin; Leigh Ann Smyth-Gary, Laura Smith-Gary, Grant Smith-Gary; Lori Greenberg, Shannon Taylor, Damon Stethers, Andrew Brotzman, Michael Brotzman; Shana Gary, Hillary Gary; Natalie Gary and Ryan Gary, as well as 16 well-loved great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by her parents, her elder brother, Jerry Shumway, and son-in-law Larry Stethers. A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, at Spring Hill United Methodist Church, with visitation from 1-3 p.m. at the church. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main St., Laceyville, Pa. Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spring Hill United Methodist Church (c/o Susan Berkley, 5909 Spring Hill Rd., Wyalusing, PA), the American Cancer Society/Relay For Life (c/o Sheila Hitchcock, 34 Turkey Path Rd., Wyalusing, PA), the Wyalusing Public Library (P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, PA) or the Tunkhannock Public Library (220 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA). –Towanda Daly Review 4/21/2015

ALEXANDRIA FAITH SIMON - Another angel grew her wings, Alexandria Faith Simon. She was born to Sgt. William and Jaclyn Bennett Simon on March 19, 2015 at Madigan Army Hospital, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Alexandria is survived by her parents, at home, along with two brothers, Carter and Lucas. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Cathy (Rowe) and Reuben Simonds of Waverly, N.Y., Robert Vanderpool of Athens, Pa., and Norman Bennett of Owego, N.Y.; paternal grandparents, Barbara and the late Edwin Simon of Cleveland, Tenn. She is also survived by her aunts, Jamie Bennett of Waverly, N.Y., and Donna Brown of Cleveland, Tenn.; her uncles, David Cropley of Tacoma, Wash., Steve Cropley of Tennessee and Ed Simon of Sayre, Pa. She is also survived by her great-grandmother, Sherrol Winslow Rowe of Troy, Pa., along with several great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her aunt, Randi Lynn Bennett, in 1985; and her great-grandfather, Jack Rowe in 2003. A memorial gathering in her honor was held at Mountain View Funeral Home in Tacoma, Wash., along with several balloon releases across the United States. –Sayre Morning Times 4/17/2015

SMILEY –BARBARA (SMILEY) EIFFERT, 75 and long-time cancer survivor, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 17, 2015 from her home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Phillip F. Eiffert. The couple married October 23, 1960 and had 54 happy years together.
Barb was born on May 1, 1939 in Granville, PA, daughter of the late Leon and Marjorie (Allen) Smiley. She was a 1957 Troy High School graduate and later worked in the kitchen for Martha Lloyd, made pies for Troy Lunch, and worked for Little Learners. She was a member of Big Pond United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Ondawa Grange. She was also a member of the Troy Heritage Garden Club, the quilting club in Big Pond, the Wednesday Afternoon Bowling League at Terrace Lanes, and was active in Relay For Life. Barb is survived by her husband Phil, her children: Betsy (Chuck) O’Connor of Binghamton, NY, Perry Eiffert of Lock Haven, PA, and Matthew Eiffert of Cohocton, NY, her grandchildren: Chrissy, Joey, Stacie, Brynn, Blake, Keera, Sierra, and Conlan, her great grandchildren Haily and Derek, her sisters: Jody Meeker of Canton, PA, and Sandy (Rich) Popolow of Troy, PA, along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers-in-law: Ivan Meeker and Harold “Lefty” Garrison. Family and friends are welcome to call from 10:00-11:00 AM on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The memorial service to honor Barb’s life will be held at the conclusion of the visitation at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 25th at the funeral with Barb’s pastor, Rev. Richard Noggle, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Big Pond United Methodist Church c/o Rev. Richard Noggle 1204 Redington Ave. Troy, PA.

GEORGE E. SNYDER, age 88, of Granville Summit, PA formerly of NJ passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Bradford County Manor. George was born on August 4, 1926 in Reaville, NJ son of the late Harry and Olive (Cronce) Snyder. He was married to the former Carlene Bishop. Following his retirement from the E.R. Squibb Pharmaceutical Company he and Carlene moved to Granville Summit, PA. George really enjoyed country living, walking in the woods, cutting wood but mostly spending time with his family. Surviving are his loving wife Carlene of Granville Summit, his daughter and son-in-law, Georgia Ann (Thomas) Mahon of Phoenix, AZ, his son, George Snyder of Frenchtown, NJ, two granddaughters, Melissa Mahon and Tonya Mahon, many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to George’s graveside service on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Three Bridges Cemetery, 470 Main Street, Three Bridges, NJ with Pastor Chris Nauta officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. –Vickery Funeral Home Notice 14/10/2015

STEDGE –EDITH M. LAFRITZ, 93, of Waverly passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. She is predeceased by her parents, Francis and Fidelia Stedge; husband, Fredrick A. LaFritz; son, Ronald LaFritz Sr.; and grandsons, William R. LaFritz and Freddy LaFritz; and granddaughter Darlene Dean; brothers, Lloyd, Ernie, and Floyd; and sisters, Frances, Hazel, and Ada. Edith is survived by her children, Rodney (Connie) LaFritz of Washington, Nancy (Robert) McCracken of Watertown, N.Y., Richard (Glenna) LaFritz of Waverly, Russell (Sue) LaFritz of Waverly, Robert (Lois) LaFritz of Waverly, Hazel (Chuck) Sutton of Corning, N.Y., Robin (Bernadette) LaFritz of Waverly, Ricky (Faith) LaFritz of Tioga, Ralph (Kwokling Yik) LaFritz of Brooklyn, and Ada Townsend of Waverly; sister, Iva Hoose of Waverly; daughter-in-law, Audrey LaFritz of Chemung; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Edith was a dedicated servant of the Salvation Army serving as a senior soldier, ringing bells for the Red Kettle Campaign for over 60 years, and serving with the canteen campaign for Valley fire departments, and the League of Mercy. She enjoyed doing her crafts, spending time with her family here in the Valley. She was a lifelong resident of Waverly, living in the same place for over 63 years. Edith, Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma or Great-Great Grandma she will always be remembered for her love of her family, her kindness and her giving spirit.
A time of gathering with family and friends will be held from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 with funeral services to follow at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly with Captain Debra Stedman of the Sayre Salvation Army officiating. –Sayre Morning Times 3/16/2015

KENNETH L. STOWELL SR., 69, of Troy, Pa., died Monday, April 20, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Kenneth was born Feb. 8, 1946 in Waverly, N.Y., a son of Max and Shirley (Forbes) Stowell. He was the husband of Agnes (Porter) Stowell. Kenneth was a mechanic at McClure Motors and loved tinkering on cars. Kenneth is survived by a wife of 44 years, Agnes; his mother, Shirley of Tennessee; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Jennifer Stowell Jr. of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Angie Lewis of Towanda, Pa., Darlene and Timothy Ayers of Troy, Pa., and Peggy and Chris Selfridge of Canton, Pa.; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Jill Seney of Georgia; 10 grandchildren, Travis, Cortney, Josh, Jake, Kerstin, Shaylee, Nathan, Alexis, Jayden, and Cameron and two great-grandchildren, Bentley and Tatum. He was predeceased by his father; a sister, Maxine Wyatt; a brother, Marty Seney; and a granddaughter, Shashona. Family and friends are invited to call from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, with services to follow at 8 p.m. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/21/2015

STRUBLE –MAUDIE (RUTH) NICHOLS, age 64, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Wellsburg, NY, passed away March 18, 2015, unexpectedly, at home. Ruth was born July 23, 1950, daughter of Guy & Naomi Struble. Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Edward; daughter, Brandy Rosekrans; granddaughters, Charlena Jackson, Annie Robinson and Brighid Rosekrans; great-granddaughter, Alaynna, all of Elmira, NY. A memorial will be held at a later date. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/26/2015

WILLIAM CECIL SWACKHAMER - We are sad to report the recent passing of our brother William Cecil Swackhamer, 48, of Page Manor in Athens, Pa. He was born April 9, 1966, in Lakeland, Fla., a son of the late Frances K. Elliott and William C. Swackhammer. He enjoyed driving, swimming and camping. His beloved cat Trinity missed him, even though she now has a lovely home. Will is survived by several half brothers and sisters: Shane Swackhammer of Monroeton, Bart Swackhammer of Sayre, Gwen Smeckenbacher of Monroeton, Melissa VanDerPoole of Spring Lake, LeRoy (Butch) Elliott Jr. of Powell, Lydia E. Murphy of Towanda, Shirley E. Raisch of Williamsport; and his youngest sister, Susan M. Elliott of Williamsport. He has several aunts, uncles and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lynn O. Elliott and sister, Billy Sue Swackhammer Stranger, both parents and both maternal and paternal grandparents, And too many aunts and uncles. He was a kind hearted soul who will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his many friends at Page Manor. –Towanda Daily Review 4/14/2015

THOMAS –BONNIE LEE AUSTIN, 66, of Covington, PA, passed away July 10, 2015, at Broad Acres Nursing Home. She was born August 22, 1948, in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Russell L. & Pauline Wilston Thomas. Bonnie was employed by CRI as a home health caregiver, and had been a long-time employee of First Citizens Community Bank. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Terry, a daughter, Annette Schimpf of Mansfield, PA, two granddaughters, Brittany Smith of Mainesburg, PA, Kaela Parker of Arnot, PA, two grandsons, Maxwell & Zeke Henry, both of Mansfield, PA, and a great granddaughter, Noelle Smith. She is predeceased by her daughter, Nicole Parker, and her brother, Gordon Thomas. A memorial service for Bonnie will be announced in the future. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association PO Box 11454 Alexandria, VA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/11/2015

CHARLES A. TINKHAM, 84, of Centerville, PA, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at ELCOR in Horseheads, NY. He was born on February 24, 1931 in Conway, PA, son of the late Victor R. and Madelene (Mandaville) Tinkham. Chuck was a Korean War veteran, serving in the US Navy. He was also a US Coast Guard veteran, and retired from National Steel Corporation in Detroit, MI where he was a paramedic. Chuck was also a member of the Ridgebury Sportsman's Club. Chuck is survived by his grandchildren, John Tinkham and Ronnie Brandt; his great grandchildren, Robert Jr., Mercedes, Jordan, and Brooklyn; and niece and nephews, Esther (John) Bresett, Charles and Michael Barsavage. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Patricia Ann Pearson, and his sister, Clara M. Barsavage. Services for Charles A. Tinkham will be private at the convenience of his family. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street Wellsburg, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/21/2015

NATHAN KYLE UTTER, 36, loving brother, father, fiance and uncle, ascended to Heaven to be with his parents, Bill and Georgia Utter on June 23, 2015. He is survived by his sisters, Gail and Kathy Utter (Kissimmee, Florida), Diana (Jeff) Merritt and Shari DeGraw (Horseheads); his fiancee, Jennifer Goodwin and her three daughters, Kimberly, Audri and Kyiely; also by his children, Lydia Grace, Micaela, Heath and Caden. In addition, he is also mourned by his three nieces and one nephew. Memorial remembrances will be held Saturday, June 27 at his family's home in Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/26/2015

VOUGHT –IRENE V. CLEVELAND died on April 14, 2015 at Groton Nursing Home at the age of 97. Irene was the daughter of Isaac Alva and Mary Augusta Vought of Rome Township, PA. Irene grew up in Rome on her family's farm, completed a teacher's certificate at Mansfield State Teacher's College in 1937, and taught school in Pennsylvania before her marriage. She moved to Elmira, married George T. Cleveland, and had three children during World War II. She returned to teaching in 1957 in the Elmira City School District, completed her B.S. in Elementary Education at Mansfield University in 1960, and retired in 1980 after twenty-three years in the classroom. After her retirement, she traveled extensively and devoted herself to several artistic pursuits, including painting, quilting, music, and handicrafts. She also converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and completed her mission for them. After moving to Dryden in 1993, she continued to be active in her faith until arthritis restricted her mobility. As a teacher, she required the highest academic standards from her students, and expected their personal behavior to match and she did this without raising her voice or preaching. She simply expected of her students and her children that they would do their best. She made friends throughout her life, read constantly, and made the world a more beautiful place. To the end of her life, she made peoples' days by smiling at them. She is survived by her children William A. Cleveland of Horseheads and Carol L. Cleveland of Dryden, a sister, Mrs. Harriet Twigg, of Waverly, and seven nieces and nephews. Her daughter Linda L. Cleveland predeceased her. A memorial service is planned for a later date, at Perkins Funeral Home in Dryden, NY. When a date has been finalized, it will be announced. Those wishing to express their sympathy may send contributions to a charity of their choice, especially those benefiting children. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/17/2015

WALBURN –JANICE A. ‘JENNY’ ADAMS, age 73 of Elmira, NY passed away on Monday March 23, 2015. Janice was born February 26, 1942 in Bradford County, PA the daughter of the late Walter and Edith Brown Walburn. She was also predeceased by her grandson, Paul A. "Paulie" Bard on January 22, 2014. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. Janice is survived by her children Tina & Terry Decker of Virginia, Joe Brimmer of Virginia, and Sherry & Billy Bard of Wellsburg, PA; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister,: Lula "Sis" Smith of Elmira, NY; brothers and sister-in-law: Donald Walburn of Elmira, NY and James "Bub" & Margie Walburn of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Janice's Funeral Services on Sunday March 29, 2015 at 2PM at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/29/2015

LEON H. WALBURN JR. of Tunkhannock, PA died Sunday evening April 12, 2015 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. He was born in Coal Twp. on January 16, 1944 son of Shirley June Clark Walburn of Lewisburg, PA and the late Leon H. Walburn. Leon was a 1962 graduate of Shamokin High School and attended LeTourneau University in Long View, Texas. Prior to his retirement he worked at the Proctor & Gamble plant in Mehoopany for 31 years. He was a member of the Harveys Lake Gun Club and an active member of the Mehoopany Baptist Church serving as a church Deacon, working with the church Awanas Club and Helping Hands. He loved hunting, was a talented woodworker and was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Roberta Hornung Walburn, son and daughter-in-law Leon and Stephanie Walburn III of Fairborn, OH daughters and sons-in-law Valerie Walburn Romollino and William Romollino of Allendale, NJ, Kimberly and William Mosey of Ocean, NJ, brothers Wade of East Petersburg, PA, Arthur of Shamokin, PA, Scott of Tunkhannock, PA, Marshall of Mehoopany, PA, sisters: Mary Dietz of Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA, Alberta Elliott of Lancaster, PA, Frances Emrick of Pottstown, PA and grandsons Jacob, Benjamin, Nathan, Fletcher and Matthew. He will be deeply missed. Visitation with the family will be at 10 am on Wednesday followed by funeral services at 11 am at the Mehoopany Baptist Church. Interment will be at Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. It was Leon's wish that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Faith Promise Missions c/o Mehoopany Baptist (PO Box 162, Mehoopany, PA). –Sheldon Funeral Home notice, Carol Brotzman

WARD –GERALDINE (JERY) MESSING, age 92 of Pine City, NY, passed away at Arnot-Ogden Hospital on Monday, March 23, 2015. She was born June 30, 1922 in W. Burlington, PA; daughter of the late Merritt and Elizabeth (Long) Ward. Jery is survived by her loving husband, Clarence "Dutch" Messing of Pine City. They celebrated 72 years of marriage having married August 15, 1942. Jery is also survived by her loving and devoted children; daughter, Cindy and her husband, Gene Slater of Pine City, and son, Dann Messing of Pine City. Also, two granddaughters, Wendy Slater and Brenda (Josh) Moshier; great grandchildren, Zackarie, Reilly, Mikaelie, Aislinn and Max and Molly. Also, surviving is twin brother, Gerald Ward and many nieces and nephews. Jery was predeceased by brother, Russell (Fran) Ward, and sister, Luella Jean (Bud) Morse; brothers-in-law, Karl (Ruth), Edwin (Helen), George (Helyn) Messing; nephews, Hunter Messing and Russell Ward, Jr. and niece, Mary Ward Hickson. Jery was employed as a bookkeeper at the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company. Jery participated on the girl's athletic teams at Troy (PA) High School and after moving to Elmira was an outstanding bowler and golfer. She participated in the premier ladies bowling leagues maintaining a high average for many years. She was a member of the Mark Twain golf course and won course championships at Mark Twain and other area golf courses. In August 1983, Jery was inducted into the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame for her bowling, golf, and softball accomplishments. Jery and Dutch enjoyed dancing to Ball Room music and in later years Square Dancing. She was a member of card clubs that played Bridge and Euchre. Jery loved the outdoors and in the fall could be found in the woods deer hunting. Jery was co-leader of a girls 4-H Club in Pine City. Jery enjoyed cooking family meals, baking pies, and canning vegetables from Dutch's garden. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. She truly will be missed, however the memories she created for family will forever be remembered. In keeping with Jery's wishes, there will be no prior calling hours. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/2015

WEIBLE –BEVERLY J. AYERS, age 67, of Millerton, PA, died Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. She was born in Windber, PA on October 28, 1947, a daughter of Eugene and Ella (Hills) Weible. She was the wife of the late William D. Ayers who died in 2013. Beverly worked as home health aide at Caregiver's in Elmira, NY. She enjoyed crocheting, camping, and spending time with her family. Beverly is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Timothy and Darlene Ayers of Troy, PA, James Ayers of Towanda, PA, Carl Ayers of Mansfield, PA; a daughter, Kimberly Sampson of Mansfield, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Herlan "Bud" and Regina Weible of Millerton, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Roxanne and Larry Gross of Allentown, PA; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Walt Lee of Millerton, PA. She was predeceased by a twin brother at birth. In keeping with Beverly's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/7/2015

KEVIN C. WELCH, 62, of Gillett, PA passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital. Born on April 1, 1952 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Ivan J. and Joyce A. Cannan Welch. Kevin was a proud Veteran of the US Air Force. He loved fast bikes, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. Among his many professions, Kevin was most proud about his 16 year career at Hardinge Brothers in Elmira. He is predeceased by his brother, Roby Welch. Kevin is survived by his beloved daughter Tiffany Welch of Big Flats, NY, previous wife of 17 years Vicki A. Balon, brothers: Craig Welch and Timothy Welch, as well as a close circle of friends, including Steve Kelly of Erin, NY. At Kevin's request there will be no services at this time. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/3/2015  

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