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EDWARD S. ADAMS, 83, passed away on Dec. 27, 2015. He was born on Nov. 27, 1932, to the late Euphamia Suber and Wesley Adams in Mehoopany. His wife of 56 years, Shirley A. Adams; and brothers: Robert and Donald Adams preceded him in death. Mr. Adams proudly served in the U.S. Navy and retired after 22 years of service, and upon retiring from the Navy he continued Federal Service at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a Pipefitter Supervisor of Shop 56, retiring after 20 years. Edward was also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 99, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 20 and Honorary Member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 8. He is survived by his five daughters: Laura Pedigo and husband Preston, Pamela Walchock and husband Stan, Julia Adams-Dillard, Sandra Kirby and husband Lee, and Martha Sanders; six grandchildren: Nicholas Pittman, Jason Adams, Amanda Todd, Tiffany Dillard, Samantha Sanders and Jeremy Pedigo; as well as six great grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by nephew Eugene Adams and family of Mehoopany; sisters-in-law: Elsie A. Martin and Celeste Damewood of South Carolina; a special niece, Kathy Case of South Carolina; and several other nephews. A graveside service was held Wednesday morning, Dec. 30, at Rosewood Memorial Park, Chapel of Serenity Mausoleum, Virginia Beach, Va. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. –Wyoming County Examiner 1/13/2016

AVERY –MADELYN J. HARDING, 90, of Tunkhannock fell asleep in the arms of the Lord Jan.22, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on May 17, 1925 in West Abington and she was the daughter of the late Albert and Cora Finch Avery. She was a graduate of the Mill City High School. Madelyn was married to Thomas Harding for 62 years. She was a member of the Eatonville United Methodist Church and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. She enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents Madelyn is preceded in death by brothers Richard and Ronald Avery and a sister Alberta Jurista. In addition to her husband Thomas, she is survived by her daughters; Beverly and Husband Herbert Traver of Tunkhannock, Sharon Kuback and companion Eugene O’Malley of Clifford, Susan and husband George Dana of Tunkhannock, Barbara and husband John Pollock, of Tunkhannock, and Becky and husband Jeramy Watkins of Tunkhannock, sisters Bette Davitt of Tunkhannock, and a sister in law Caroline Kresge, 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 11am Monday at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home 123 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock with Rev. Betty Reilly and Rev. Lori Robinson officiating. Friends may call Sunday from 4-7pm at the funeral home. Interment will be private at the Sunnyside Cemetery. In lieu of followers memorial contributions may be made to the Eatonville United Methodist Church P.O. Box 741 Tunkhannock, Pa. or the Triton Hose Company 116 West Tioga St. Tunkhannock, Pa. –Funeral Home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

BOGART –MAE E. KEENEY - Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all. ... Mae E. Keeney, 65, of Athens, Pa., passed away peacefully at the Vestal Park Nursing Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 following a brief period of declining health. Mae was born on June 18, 1950 in Waverly, N.Y., a daughter of the late Lance Oscor and Helen M. (Richardson) Bogart. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mae treasured the time spent with her family. She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting, dancing and visiting casinos. She will be forever remembered and forever missed. Mae is survived by her children: her daughters and son-in-law, Candy and Michael Jump of Tioga Center, Jodi White and Richard Martin of Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Danniel and Lindsay Bogart of Troy Pa.; her special grandchildren, Ashley, Emmett, Tahira-Mae, Michael, Aaron, Bradley, Kaleb, Kaden; her great-granddaughter, Devon and a great-grandson, Peyton; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Lance Oscar (Deborah) Bogart II of Tioga Center, George and Ginny Bogart of Pennsylvania; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive. Mae was predeceased by her parents, Lance O. and Helen Bogart; her companion, Emmett Hayford; and her sister, Martha Bell (Bogart) Johnson. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of her life will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Joshua Payne, officiating. A special thank you for the love and tender care shown to our Mom and Grandma while at the Vestal Park Nursing Center, BS Terrace - your kindness and comfort will never be forgotten. –Towanda Daily Review 2/4/2016

BRYAN –MARIE T. VANDEMARK, 56, of 3338 Orwell Hill Rd., Rome, Pa., passed away early Monday morning, Jan. 11, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Marie was born on June 10, 1959 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of William A. Bryan and Agnes "Becky" Hochberg Bryan. She was a graduate of SRU High School, East Smithfield, Pa., with the class of 1977. Marie was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 26 years until her retirement in 2008. Marie loved spending time with her family and was an avid supporter of Northeast Bradford School girls sports. She was a devoted fan of Notre Dame football and enjoyed reading in her leisure time.Her family includes her husband, Richard VanDeMark Jr. whom she married on May 19, 2001 at their home on Orwell Hill; her mother, Agnes "Becky" Bryan; brothers, William "Butch" Bryan, Daniel Bryan and wife Dawn; sister, Deborah Strobridge and husband Robert all of East Smithfield; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Beverly and James Lake of Durell; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Kristie and Brent Payne of Ashland, Pa.; Cheyenne and Dan Smith of Smethport, Pa.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joshua and Kirstie Lake of Athens; nephews, Kyle Stage and wife Kara, Nicholas Bryan and wife Jan, Matthew Bryan all of East Smithfield, Garrett VanDeMark of Philadelphia, Pa., Christopher Payne of Ashland, Pa., Ricky Payne of Ashland, Pa., Gunner Lake of Athens; nieces, Aaliah Smith and Zepher Smith both of Smethport, Pa.; special cousin, Joyce Farley of Dushore, Pa.; several additional cousins and her beloved canine companion, Morgan.Marie was preceded in death by her father, William A. Bryan in 1992; sister, Rose Ann Bryan in 1995; and father-in-law, Richard VanDeMark Sr. in 2004.Abiding with Marie's request, a private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Northeast Bradford School girls soccer or girls softball programs, P.O. Box 94, Rome, PA in Marie T. VanDeMark's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Marie's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 1/12/2016

CARTER –MRS. CHERYL A. CARTER WILES of Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., age 67, passed away early Saturday afternoon, Jan. 9, 2016 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, in Towanda, Pa. Cheryl was born on May 5, 1948, in Meshoppen, Pa., the daughter of the late Orell D. Carter, who passed away on June 11, 1976, and the late Jane VanGorden Carter Pierson, who passed away on July 14, 2014. Cheryl was also the step-daughter of Raymond "Rip" L. Pierson, who passed away on June 19, 1996. Growing up in Retta, Pa., Cheryl was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School, class of 1966. Living on Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. most of her life. She was a housewife and homemaker for her late husband, Lawrence "Larry" E. Wiles, who passed away on Nov. 1, 2008 and their son, Rob.Cheryl was a long time member of the Meshoppen Chapter No. 70, of the Order of Eastern Star. For many, many years, Cheryl, her late husband Larry, and her son, Rob took great pride in the upkeep and landscaping around their home, especially the long hours spent in their flower beds. In her spare time, she loved the time that she got to spend being surrounded by her family, and also the many hours visiting with her Laceyville neighbors, over the years. She also loved shopping, especially on Q.V.C. network.Surviving is her son, Robert "Rob" Wiles, of Laceyville, Pa.; her sister, Susan Ball, of Montrose, Pa.; her brother, Reid Carter of Stevensville, Pa.; brother-in-law, Charlie Dodge of Laceyville, Pa. and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carol and Victor Lutz of Virginia. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Shantel Gamble of Montrose, Pa., Dustin Ball of Mayfield, Pa., Anson Carter of Lynn, Pa., and Danielle Carter of Retta, Pa.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Beth Dodge, on Oct. 22, 2010.A Life Tribute Service for Cheryl will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, Jan. 21, 2016, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with Lay Minister Vickie Ellis officiating. Family and friends may call from 7 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday evening, at the funeral home. Eastern Star Services will be conducted preceding the services on Thursday evening, by the members of the Meshoppen Chapter No. 70 of Eastern Star.In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Braintrim Baptist Church, P.O. Box 281, Laceyville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/12/2016

CASTLE –RUBY I. CONLEY, 96, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016 at Elcor Nursing Home. She was born on December 6, 1919, in Boone, NC, the 6th of 16 children born to Millard and Zora (Moretz) Castle. Ruby grew up in Canton, Pa. She worked at Remington Rand, Westinghouse, Kennedy Valve, and as a CNA at St. Joseph's Hospital. Her leisure time was spent gardening, reading, spending time with her family, and attending church functions. She is survived by her daughter Nancy ( Robert ) Rudko of Holliston, MA; her son Edward 'Larry' (Arta) Conley of Carlisle, PA; grandchildren Susan (Glenn) Listman of Haltom City, TX; Rebecca (Dan) Ballinger of Franklin, MA; Lance Conley of Fairfax, VA; great children Lauren, Isabel, and Jason Ballinger. Also surviving are her siblings Edna Groover, Alfred Castle, Millard Castle Jr; many nieces, nephews. Ruby was predeceased by her husband Edward L. Conley in 1975 and her siblings: Edith Cole, Lola Stanbery, Mabell Avery, Shirley Metzger, Eva Ice Govus, Violet Jankowski, Lela Smith; and brothers, James, Benjamin, Claude, Arnold, and Frankie. Also, Kenneth Hughes, a special, long-time companion. The family wishes to express gratitude to Cindy Sheran, Cheryl Apgar, Pastor Crupi and church members, CareFirst staff, and Elcor for Ruby's support and care. A memorial Service will be held at 12:00 on Thursday, January 21 at her church: Christian Faith Fellowship Church, 719 Holdridge St., Elmira, NY with Reverend James Crupi officiating. The family will receive friends and family at 11:00 am until time of the service. A luncheon will follow. The family will provide flowers and suggest donations be given to her church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/17/2016

EDWIN D. COLE, age 74, of Dushore, Pa. passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Ed was born Dec. 14, 1941, the son of the late Edwin L. and Julia Klem Cole. He graduated from the Turnpike High School, a member of the class of 1959. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Crisis. He married the former Sandra Ambrosius of Wilmot on Jan. 22, 1964. They celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary last year. He began working for Triple V Construction and later worked for GTE Sylvania, starting as an electrician and retiring as a manager after more than 30 years of service. In retirement he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his children and grandchildren and following the stock market daily. He was also on EMTA board of directors for 10 years. Ed was a member of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa. and a 38 year member of the Dushore Lions Club and a member of B.P.O.E. Lodge 2191 in Towanda, Pa. and the White Ash Land Association and a member of the Eagles Mere Country Club.Surviving are his wife Sandra at home; two daughters, Annette (Robert) Cole Gill, Middletown, Pa., Sandee Cole and Srdjan Stojanovic, Hoboken, N.J.; sister, Kathryn (Robert) Hippenstiel, Montoursville, Pa.; three grandchildren: Blake Cole Gill, Cole Alexander Stojanovic and Caroline Gill and four nieces and one nephew. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Jane Kravitz on May 8, 2003, and a nephew, Daniel Cole Kravitz on Nov. 20, 2002. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/15/2016

LARRY G. COOLEY, 69, of 331 Chemung St., Sayre, Pa. passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, N.Y. following a motor vehicle accident. Larry was born in Sayre on Nov. 5, 1946, the son of Reed M. Cooley and Eleanor L. Swain Cooley. He was a graduate of Sayre High School, class of 1965, and was a proud member of the undefeated Sayre Redskins Football team. Following high school, Larry served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. In early years, he was employed by National Cash Register in Ithaca, N.Y., A.C. Smith Auto Parts in Sayre and Schweizer Aircraft Corporation in Horseheads, N.Y. He was later employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad, North American Car Company and GE Railcar for 26 years in Sayre until his retirement. Larry was subsequently employed by State Line Auto in Waverly, N.Y. for the past 12 years until the time of his passing. Larry was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1148, Sayre, Fort Sullivan Post No. 246 American Legion, Athens, Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre, Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy, Sayre, and Ball-Skerpon Post No. 773 Catholic War Veterans, Sayre. Larry loved holiday gatherings and dinners with his family and watching his children participate in sports events. He was an avid NASCAR fan and in early years raced at Chemung Speedrome with Geoff Bodine and at Shangri -La Speedway in Owego, N.Y. Larry was also a devoted Penn State football and Buffalo Bills football fan. His family includes his wife, Mary Jo Novak Cooley; mother, Eleanor L. Cooley of Sayre; children, Heather G. Gorman and husband Robert of Wallkill, N.Y., Nicklas W. Cooley of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Alyssa D. Briggs and husband Neil of Chemung, N.Y., Michael R. Cooley (Julie Bullock) of Waverly, N.Y., Patrick D. Cooley and Emmalee L. Cooley both at home; grandchildren, Ryan and Katharyn Gorman and Madyson and Nicholas Briggs; his sister, Vicki Coviello (Larry Carasea) of Vestal, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Reed M. Cooley on Aug. 8, 1988. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa. Sayre Elks Lodge will hold a service of remembrance at 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Ave., Sayre. The Valley Color Guard will accord full military honors at the church. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review 1/15/2016

JUDY YBONNE CRAWFORD - On the morning of Monday, January 11th, 2016, Judy Ybonne, Crawford of Canton passed away quietly at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 47 years of age. Born October 31st, 1968 in Elmira, she was the daughter of the late Dean Crawford and Kimberly (Carr) Crawford. She was employed for many years at Canton Manufacturing as a machine operator. Surviving is her mother, Kimberly, and sons Jon and Jared (Katelyn) Crawford, all of Canton, brothers: Charles Surine and Robert Hurlburt, sisters: Diane Van Buren, Jean Smith and Clara (& Harry) Buck. In keeping with the family’s wishes all services are private. –Morse-Kleese Funeral Home obit

RICHARD H. ‘DICK’ CURTIS, 73, of Lockwood, N.Y. passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 surrounded by his family. Dick was born on Sept. 5, 1942 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Harold and Winifred Mosier Curtis. He ran The Country Shop for many years where he sold and repaired small engines. Dick worked for NYS DOT for 35 years. He enjoyed family outings, turkey hunting and making his own turkey calls. He was a founding member and lifetime member of the Lockwood Volunteer Fire Company and a member of the North Waverly Chapel. Dick is predeceased by his parents and a twin sister, Roberta Curtis, 2008. He is survived by his wife Shirley of 51 years at home; children: David and Judy Curtis of Lockwood, N.Y., Don and Robin Curtis of Owego, N.Y., Diane and Buz Horne of Henderson, Nev. and Brian Curtis and Craig Wilkinson of Chemung, N.Y.; daughter in law Ellen Curtis of Big Flats, N.Y.; grandchildren Joanne and Robert Stoddard, Ashley Curtis, Miranda Curtis, Wynndham Curtis, Clayton Curtis, Zackary Baker, Lynzy Baker, Dakota Curtis, Brock Horne and William Horne; great grandchildren Alyssa, Rebecca and Ethan Stoddard; along with a large extended family. Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. William Wells and Rev. Matt Mackivitch co-officiating. Burial will be in the Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, N.Y. Following the burial a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 5 p.m. at the Lockwood Fire Company, 34 Main Street, Lockwood. Memorial donations may be made in Dick's memory to the Lockwood Fire Company, 34 Main Street, Lockwood, NY and/or the North Waverly Chapel, 38 NY-34, Waverly, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 2/2/2016

DECKER –PATRICIA DARLENE DECKER CARR, 85, of Rome, Pa. passed away Saturday evening, January 16, 2016 at Guthrie Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Patricia was born in Sayre, Pa. on October 11, 1930, the daughter of Henry Decker Sr. and Emma Gladys Camp Decker. She attended the Towanda School District and was employed for many years by GTE Sylvania in Towanda as a line worker and supervisor until her retirement in 1986. Patricia enjoyed time spent with her family, crocheting, cooking, fishing, gardening and horseshoes and was an accomplished archer with multiple club championships in both Towanda and Owego, N.Y. Her family includes her husband, Vernon L. Carr Sr. whom she married on Jan 19, 1948 and the couple would have celebrated 68 years of marriage in 2 days; her children: Sherry Revis and husband Donald of Kenosha, Wis., Deborah Kingsley and husband Edgar of Milan, Pa., Vernon Carr Jr. and wife Suzzanne of Rome; grandchildren: Heather Cassidy (Mike), Russell Evans (Dana), Randy Evans (Jessie), Richelle Brown (Jed), Jennifer Gusse (Travis), Svend Widvey, Nathan Carr and Brenna Revis; great grandchildren: Caitlyn, Morgan, Bailey, Kirin , Jim, Mason, Nate, Jade, Chase, Julian, Katlyn and Travis, great granddaughter Jaycee; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Elwood and Janet Carr of Potterville, Betty Jane Carr of LeRaysville, Romeyn and Alice Carr of Lawton as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a special cousin, Pat Bailey.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings, Betty Shay (William), Eugenia Bushnell (Tom), Phyllis Kovacin (William), Herny Decker Jr, William Decker (Betty) and Donald Decker; and in-laws: Doris and Ellis Coolbaugh, Betty Carr, Gerald Carr, Donna and Gordon Benjamin, Eulalie and Robert Hurley and special cousins, Jack and Ethel Rifenburg. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The family requests that contributions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, Secretary-Treasurer, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA in Patricia's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/18/2016

DAVID JOHN DUGAN, 60, died in his sleep Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at his beloved hilltop home on Wildcat Lane. Born Sept. 17, 1955 to the late Edward and Kathryn Dugan and a 1973 graduate of Sayre High School, he was a lifelong resident of the Valley. Doogie, as he was known, was a fixture of the local running community throughout the 1980s and 1990s and could often be seen putting in miles around town on his lunch break. He was a founding member of the Dave Smith Memorial Run relay team and proudly participated every year that the event was held. Each step of his running career was meticulously recorded in journals adding up to a lifetime total of over 25,000 miles. Woodworking was Dave's other lifelong passion. Whether he was remodeling the house, steam-bending replica parts for antique cars, or turning pieces on the lathe, he could often be seen with a tool belt on his hips and sawdust in his hair. When it came time for family "secret Santa" exchanges, everyone always hoped he would draw their name because it meant that a beautiful handmade piece was in their future. Dave's additional interests included karate (he earned a black belt), road cycling, playing the guitar, and rooting for his favorite sports teams. David is survived by his children, Ryan Shaffer Dugan of Sayre, Jill Shaffer Dugan Valone and husband Taylor of Midway, Pa.; their mother, Carol Dugan of Rapid City, S.D.; sister Mary Ann (Ted Marks); brothers Bernard (Joan) and Michael (Sue); as well as many nieces, nephews, their children, and one ornery cat named Rufus. A casual visitation will occur from 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at Sons of Italy in Sayre, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bradford County Humane Society. –Sayre Morning Times 1/27/2016

DAVID BURTON ELLIS – ASELINE age 40 of Monroe, NC, passed away unexpectedly into his Savior's arms on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 and was reunited with his parents whom he missed dearly. David formerly resided in both Elmira, NY and Bentley Creek, PA. Born on May 19, 1975, in Elmira, he was the son of Richard Ellis and Patricia (Jenkins) Ellis and was later adopted by Gregg Aseline when Patricia remarried. All three of them preceded him in death. Survivors include his loving daughter, Kyra Onyx Aseline of Bentley Creek, PA and son, Brodie Aseline of Texas; siblings include sisters, Dianna (Jim) Rote of Mansfield, PA, Tonya (JR) Fleming of Waverly, NY and brother, Rik Ellis of Wilkes-Barre, PA; grandmother, Norma Ellis, of Spring Hills, FL also survives along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. David was an avid bowler and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He loved his coffee and Monster energy drinks. While living in NC, he worked for an extended time as a landscaper and deliveryman for Kings Nursery in Monroe. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, 705 E. Church Street in Elmira, NY on Saturday, January 16, from 2-3 PM with a funeral service and time for sharing remembrances in David's honor immediately following at 3 p.m. Attendees are requested to bring a helium balloon for release at the end of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to David's daughter, Kyra, to help defray incurred expenses. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/14/2015

EDWARD ROCKWELL FARR, age 95, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 peacefully at his home. He was born March 24, 1920 in Lawrence Twp., PA a son of Rex and Julia Ann (Mitchell) Farr. Ed was a retired machinist from Ingersoll Rand, Painted Post, NY. He was the husband of the late Emma Eileen Stoddard who died in 1981. Ed was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, the American Legion, and enjoyed bowling, reading, gardening and puttering. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. Ed is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry (Judy) Farr, Lynn Farr, and Joseph (Patty) Farr all of Lawrenceville, PA, David Farr of FL; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Farr of Horseheads, NY; two sisters, Mary Norwood and Ann Beardsley both of FL; feline buddies, Tazzy, Smokie and Smartass; special family and caregivers, Melinda, Todd, Kim, Stacey, Guthrie Home Health and Hospice, Emily, Kim and Fred. In addition to his wife, Emma, he was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Lowry. A celebration of Ed's life will be announced at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/15/2016

DAVID JOHN FENTON, 48 of Meshoppen, formerly of Tunkhannock died Jan. 11, 2016. He was born in Tunkhannock on Jan.5, 1968, son of the late John H. and Donna Jean Paylor Fenton. David graduated from Tunkhannock Area High School in 1985. He was employed at Tree Smith. David enjoyed drawing, camping, playing jokes, and he was an outstanding person who enjoyed life. Surviving are his wife the former Linda Sue Chapman two sons Kenny Huntingcut of Dushore and Brock Fenton of Mehoopany a daughter Angel Fenton of Mehoopany; two sisters: Lonnie Stranieri of Maine, and Wendy and husband Donnie Seymore of Tunkhannock; a special companion Becky Stark of Meshoppen several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Memorial service and interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in David’s honor to the Fenton Family 123 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, Pa. –Litwin-Funeral Home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

CHARLES DAY FREDERICK, age 84, of Middlebury, PA, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. He was born December 4, 1931 in Farmington Twp., PA, a son of Fred and Clara (Southard) Day. Frederick worked as a tool and die maker at Dresser Rand before his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion in Wellsboro, PA and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Frederick was an Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War. Frederick is survived by a son, Freddie Day of Shippensburg, PA; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Donna Jean Day of Beaver Dams, NY, Misty and Stephen Stanley of Tioga Junction, PA; 2 sisters, Vera Karhan of Germania, PA, Anna (Harold) Monk of Middlebury, PA; 2 grandchildren, Emily Rose Day Gilbert and Alaina Lynn Stanley; 2 great grandchildren, James and Maggie Gilbert. He was predeceased by 5 sisters, Delores Kellner, Florence Niles, Iris Bunnell, Judy Connelly, Cora Lucas; 2 brothers, Lindy Day and Donald Day; a son, Baby Boy Day. Services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the Lawrenceville Fire Department with Pastor James Truax officiating. Donations may be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Route 6, Wellsboro, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/2016

JOSEPH F. FREDO of Elmira: Age 89, passed away peacefully, at home, on Friday, January 15, 2016. Joe was born in Watkins Glen NY, a son of Joseph P. and Alice Coluche Fredo. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Drabinski Fredo. They were married in Blossburg PA on November 30, 1946. Joe is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Rocco A. and Gwen Fredo of Keuka Lake; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by nephew Christopher Fredo. Joe was a WW II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He worked for many years with the Erie Lackawanna Railroad and then for New York State from where he retired. Joe was a member of the V.F.W. and a communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish. Private family services will be held. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Mary Fredo would like to extend a special thank you to Douglas Fredo, Dr. Lash, the nurses at Guthrie - Corning Cancer Clinic and CareFirst for all their support. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/18/2016

GERRITY –PEGGY ANN GERRITY CAMPBELL, age 62, of Payson, Ariz., formerly of Newark, Del., and Dushore, Pa. died Jan. 10, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., from complications of MDS/bone marrow failure. Born March 27, 1953 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Jack and Peg Harrington Gerrity and was raised in Dushore, Pa. Peggy Ann and her husband, Iain were married on Oct. 11, 1980. In 2011 the Campbells retired to the small mountain town of Payson, Ariz., where they resided until her death. Surviving besides her husband, are her sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Richard Beardsley; her brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Bonnie Gerrity; sister-in-law, Nancy Gerrity; brother-in-law, Bruce Dieffenbach and brother-in-law, Ramsay Campbell and fiancée Sue Ewing; nieces, Susan Gerrity, Ann Marie (Frank) Gillespie; nephews, Jim (Andrea) Spako, Scott (Tina) Dieffenbach; seven great nieces and nephews and special and loving godchildren, Caitlin Lambert and Scott Dieffenbach and many cousins. Besides her parents, Peggy Ann was also predeceased by her oldest brother, Jackie and youngest sister, Maureen. A  Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Glasgow, Del. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass on Friday morning at the church. A Transferal Service will be held at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at noon at St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the Homer Funeral Home. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Sullivan County Library, P.O. Box 309, Dushore, PA or the Sullivan County Historical Society, P.O. Box 252, Laporte, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/13/2016

JAMES L. ‘JIMMY’ GLEASON, 50, of Tioga, PA passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016. He was predeceased by his father, Chapman L. Gleason; and sister, Karen Lee. Jimmy is survived by his loving mother, Jenny Berry Gleason; brothers, Chap and Greg Gleason, Nate Youngs; sister, Yvonne Gleason; and several nieces and nephews. Jimmy loved riding his Harley and spending time with his loving family and friends. He was quick to lend a hand and had a heart of gold. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tioga Firemans Ambulance, 7 Rarrick Drive, Tioga, PA. Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 3PM to 4PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport with a memorial service to follow immediately at 4PM. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/19/2016

DAVID GRIFFITH, 73, of Waverly passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016. He was predeceased by his parents, Matthew Nelson Griffith and Myrtle Griffith. David is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Linda Griffith; children, Elizabeth Griffith Goode of Floyd, Va., and Matthew Griffith of Columbus, Ind.; sister, Joanne (Leland) Roberts of Illinois; grandson, Roman David Fariello; along with several nieces and nephews. He attended the Church of the Redeemer and enjoyed singing in the choir. He also enjoyed music, his dogs and hiking in the glen. A memorial Mass with be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 201 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Hazel Hunt, Deacon, officiating. Blauvelt Funeral Home at 625 Broad St., Waverly is assisting the family with arrangements. –Sayre Morning Times 4/16/2016

STEVE GULICH, age 95, of Lopez, Pa. passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home in Wyalusing, Pa.Steve was born in Lopez, May 19, 1920, a son of the late Samuel and Tillie Czap Gulich. He attended the Lopez school and served in the U.S. Army in WWII from 1942 to 1945. He was a sergeant in the infantry and participated in the campaigns in Papua, New Guinea, Luzon and the Southern Philippines. He worked in Clifton, N.J. for Yeast Products for over 20 years, retiring to Lopez in 1986. He loved living in Lopez, and especially fishing and walking on the crunchy snow on a moonlit night. In the past few years when his sight declined he enjoyed riding around Sullivan County with his brother Monte. He was a member of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church in Lopez and a member of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa., and the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge in Garfield, N.J.Surviving: son Stephen Gulich Jr. of Lopez; daughter Sandra (Paul) St. Germain of Lopez and Lewes, Del.; brothers Michael Gulich, Lopez and Frank Gulich, Oakton, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews and a special nephew, John Kachmarsky, and a special niece, Irene (Jurek) Kowalski, and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by brothers: John Gulich of Dushore; Andrew Gulich of Elmira, N.Y. and sister, Julia Helm of Philadelphia and a sister-in-law, Anna Kachmarsky of Lopez. Burial Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at St. Vladimir's Church, Lopez, with the Rev. Dennis Hendershot, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Vladimir's Cemetery, Lopez, Pa. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 from at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. There will be a Panikhida service at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa. and by the U.S. Army Honors Detail. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 2/2/2016

LIEUTENANT COMANDER MARK D. HAMMOND a native of Sayre, Pa. passed away on Jan. 2, 2016 after a short illness. He was born Dec. 3, 1952, the son of the late Leona (William) McCreary and Charles (Laura) Hammond. He graduated from Sayre High School in 1970 where he was well known as a talented musician both as a trumpeter and vocalist. After one concert where he performed as trumpet soloist for a rendition of "Bobby's Blues," Nelson Sickler turned to the crowd and stated "Now that is Jazz the way Jazz ought to be played."He enlisted in the Navy in September 1971 where his musical talents promoted the Navy and the U.S. through many good will concert tours, including four separate UNITAS 6-month tours during which he traveled throughout Central and South America. Some of the Navy bands that he performed with over his career included the Long Island Sound rock band, Brooklyn, N.Y., Northeastern Navy Band, Newport, R.I., Atlantic Fleet Band, Norfolk, Va. He served as Assistant Leader of the NATO Band, Naples, Italy and later in his career he served as Leader of the Navy Show Band in Norfolk, Va. He was selected for appointment to Chief Warrant Officer in 1985 and assigned for duty as Assistant Leader of the Naval Academy Band, Annapolis, Md. In 1987 he was commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade, after which he served as Assistant Head of Navy Music and then as Director, 6th Fleet Band, Naples, Italy. It was during this tour that he traveled the Black Sea to Russia for a meeting of the U.S. Navy and Russian Navy show bands. It was also during this tour that he began taking online courses and received his Bachelor's Degree through SUNY. He then served as Director, Navy Band San Diego, Calif., and thereafter as Executive Officer, School of Music, Norfolk Va. In July 1999, Lieutenant Commander Hammond reported to the Chief of Naval Personnel, where he served as head of the Navy Music Program until his retirement in 2002, after 31 years of distinguished service. Since his retirement he switched careers by turning his hobby of playing golf into his paying gig by working at Admiral Baker's Golf Course in San Diego (which he said he did so that he could play golf any time he wanted to) and he turned his musical career into his hobby by playing with several local bands. Most notably was his involvement with Marty Conley's Big Band Express which released two CDs while Mark was performing with them. Surviving are his wife, Sheila; sons Michael and Robert of San Diego; his sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Ed Brittain of Sayre; sister-in-law Judith Mackay-Clark of England; aunts and uncles, Louise (Dick) Dimon, Linda Hammond, Daryl Parks, and several cousins. Services with full military honors will be held on Feb. 2, 2016 at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. –Towanda Daily Review 1/15/2016

RICHARD J. ‘DICK’ HARNEY, age 74, of Dushore, Pa. passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24 2016 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, with his loving family at his side. Dick was born Dec. 2, 1941 in New Albany, Pa., a son of the late Paul Joseph Harney and Pearl Clara Rinebold Harney. He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1959. He served in the US Army and was discharged in 1965. He worked his way to manager at the former Endicott Johnson Shoe Mfg. Company of Mildred where he worked for 29 years until it closed. He then opened up Harney's Garage and Inspection Center which he operated until his passing. Dick was a member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore. He enjoyed hunting and trapping and also helping out on the family farm.Surviving are two sons: Timothy Harney and Richard Harney, both of Dushore; daughter: Melissa (Donald) O'Conner, Mildred, Pa.; brother: Joseph Harney, Dushore; sister: Marie McKernan, Dushore; eight grandchildren: Felicia Burgess, Chris O'Conner, Timothy Harney, Olivia Harney, Stella Harney, August Harney, Hazel Harney and Samantha Harney; four great grandchildren: Jaidyn Maddox, Ashlyn Burgess, Isaiah Burgess and Owen O'Conner; three nephews: James McKernan, Brian Hunsinger and Mark Hunsinger, and a great nephew, Derek Frederick. He was predeceased by a grandson, Silas Harney; a niece, Amy Frederick and two half-brothers Harold Hunsinger and Donald Hunsinger. A Transferal Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 28 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore with the Rev. Richard Rojas, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Transferal Service on Thursday morning, Jan. 28.The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Assn., PO Box 1, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/25/2016

HERSCH –MARJORIE SCHOOLER - After a brief illness, Marge Schooler, age 96, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. She was born in Susquehanna, PA to Sidney and Madeleine (Gutman) Hersch on July 25, 1919. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Lawrence Schooler; son, Richard Henry Schooler, and her brother and sister-in-law, James and Suzanne Hersch. Marge is survived by her son, Robert Schooler of Austin, TX; and his daughter and son-in-law, Abby and Scott Shapiro of Atlanta, GA; and their children, Jay and Sydney Shapiro. She is also survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Yan Schooler of Elmira; as well as daughters, Lindsey Schooler and Christina Schooler; and great grandson, Hunter and son Cheng Qu. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Naneen Karraker of Berkeley, CA; and her sons, Benjamin Schooler and his fiancé Liz Couch, and Nicholas Schooler and his wife Caitie. Marge grew up in Elmira and graduated from E.F.A. and the University of Wisconsin. She was an active member of the Elmira community; a life-long member of Congregation B'nai Israel (now Congregation Kol Ami); active in and on the board of the Southern Tier Association for the Visually Impaired, the YWCA, the Sisterhood of Congregation B'nai Israel, and Arnot Ogden Auxilary; and on the Board of Managers of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was also a member of the Wednesday Morning Club. She was an enthusiastic golfer and played until October 2015. A Memorial service will be held on Sunday April 17, 2016 at 12:00 noon at Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 W. Water St. Elmira. Rabbi Oren Steinitz officiating. Final disposition will be private. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations are asked to donate to a charity of their choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/15/2016

HESS –BILLIE M. PATTON, age 73 of Elmira, NY passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. Billie was born in Elmira, NY on August 8th, 1942. She was the daughter of the late William and Mary Hess. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles B. Patton in 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Billie (Richard) DeMott of Elmira; son, David (Laurie) Patton of Pine City; daughter, Barbara (Jason) Davies of Elmira; son, Brett (Karen) Patton of Horseheads; seven grandchildren, Eric, Matthew (Candice), Brian, Kevin, Ryan, Erin, Tyler; three great grandchildren, Nassier, Anthony and Matthew; brother, Michael (Diane) Hess of Horseheads; sister, Linda Kennedy of Palm Bay, FL; brothers-in-law, Robert (Virginia) Patton of Virginia Beach, VA and Dick Grier of Waverly, NY; sisters-in-law, Sue Tracy (Miles) of Waverly, NY, and Beth Patton of Roanoke, VA; along with several nieces and nephews. Billie worked at Elmira Savings and Loan for many years. She was a nature lover who loved crafting and having a wooden spoon on hand when needed. Those who wish may gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY to celebrate Billie's life on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. There will be no formal funeral services held. Those wishing, please make memorials in Billie M. Patton's name to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Rd. Waverly, NY. –Elmira Sar-Gazette 1/31/2016

HILLIS –JOAN H. ROCKEFELLER, 73, of Friendsville, PA passed away, Friday, January 15, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA after a long and courageous battle. Born February 26, 1942 in Sayre, PA, she was the daughter of the late Erwin and Emily [Robinson] Hillis. Joan was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley Junior-Senior High School, Class of 1961. She went on to have a career in the insurance industry and retired from DataFlow Inc. of Binghamton NY where she worked as a reprographics assistant. Joan was a wonderful mother and grandmother who took great joy in her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading and baking with a special talent for baking pies. She recently found her home in Bridgewater Church of Montrose. Her family takes great comfort in her faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Frank Rockefeller, sons and daughters-in-law, Greg & Anne Rockefeller of Friendsville, PA, Brian & Monica Rockefeller of Little Meadows, PA, Gale Rockefeller of Friendsville, PA, a daughter & son-in-law, Marci & Jamie Barton of Friendsville, PA, 6 Grandchildren, Kristy, Colby, Moriah, Andrea, Chance, and Logan, a great-grandson, Michael, sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris & Gene Sharer and Mary & Chet Ostrowsky, both of Wyalusing, PA, and a brother & sister-in-law, Ralph & Ann Hillis of FL. Her brothers, Don, Ken and Wayne predeceased her. Services: 11 AM Thursday, January 21st at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA Visitation: 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 20th. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

HOXIE –JENNIE H. CRANDALL, 102, passed away peacefully in her home in Pine City on January 11, 2016. Born 28 March 1913 at Little Genesee, Allegany County, NY, the daughter of Karl E. and Margaret A. (Millard) Hoxie, she was the widow of Clarence W. Crandall, who died in 1983. She is survived by her daughter, Judith C. Harbold; her son, and daughter-in-law Steven A. and Pamela J. Crandall of Pine City; and her two granddaughters and their families, Lynda and Jay Schwartz of Newtonville, MA and their children, Laura and Jack, and Karen and Peter English of Northborough, MA, and their daughters, Rachel and Nicole. She had many loved nieces and nephews. She was industrious by nature. She was a thrifty homemaker and, when her children were grown, an invaluable assistant to her husband in his water well drilling business. In her later life, she enjoyed quiet pursuits, including reading hundreds of library books and doing the daily crossword. Throughout the years, she enjoyed many types of needlecrafts, and left a legacy of knitting and crotchet projects, quilts, hooked rugs and other crafts. Her recipe for "Jennie Cake" will remain a family treasure. Gentle and optimistic, she had a core of inner strength. In her last illness, she was patient and grateful for the care she received from loving family members and professional caregivers. She remained a longtime member of the Zuleika Temple of Daughters of the Nile and of the Chemung Valley Old Timer's Association. Family and friends are invited to gather at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira on Saturday, January 16, 12PM (noon) to 2PM, when a farewell service will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Daughters of the Nile Foundation, 6705 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX, whose endowment benefits children at the Shriners Hospitals or to CareFirst of the Southern Tier, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/14/2016

HUNTER –ANN H. (NANCY) SPAETH - Nancy Spaeth died peacefully surrounded by her family on January 8, 2016 at the age of 90. She was born Ann Shirley Hunter in Philadelphia on February 4, 1925 to Judge David G. Hunter and Mabel H. Hunter. She graduated from Germantown High School in 1942, and from Duke University in 1946 with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. She worked for 25 years at the former Smith, Kline & French Laboratories in Philadelphia as an information scientist in Research and Development. Along with her family, Nancy spent summers in Eagles Mere from 1940 through the present, and worked as a teenaged life guard at the beach for several early summers. Nancy was a long-time member of Eagles Mere Country Club, where she played golf every year for the past 75 years. She was also a former member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club and The Golf Club at Bluewater Bay. She loved golf and gardening, was an avid birder, traveled extensively around the world, and led a full life. In 1976, Nancy married the late Dr. Philip G. Spaeth, a Philadelphia ophthalmologist. She and Phil built a summer home together in Eagles Mere, and later, a home in Niceville, Florida where they spent the winter months. Following her husband’s passing in 2006, Nancy moved to Port Orange, Florida to be closer to her family. Nancy was predeceased by sisters Margaret Schaller and Dr. Elizabeth Szybalski. She is survived by nephews David Schaller (Meg) and Stefan Hunter; niece Barbara Hunter-Sandor (Larry); great niece Dr. Emily Schaller (Dr. David Lamb); stepdaughter, Merrie Spaeth; stepson, Dr. Daniel Spaeth; grandson Philip Lezar (Megan) and granddaughter Maverick Lezar. Nancy was beloved by her family and friends, and will be dearly missed. Services will be private and memorials in her memory can be sent to the Eagles Mere charities of your choice. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

PHOEBE A. KELLEY, age 101, of Dushore, Pa., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. Phoebe was born on Feb. 16, 1914, in Cherry Township, a daughter of the late William H. and Addie Heiber Kelley. She graduated from the Dushore High School, a member of the class of 1931. Shortly after high school, Phoebe began working for the Dushore Silk Mills from 1933 to 1950. In 1950 she went to Towanda and worked in the silk mill located there for the next five years. In 1956, she began her career at the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Mfg. Factory in Mildred where she worked until retiring in 1979. Phoebe was a loving, kind and caring citizen of Dushore. In 1971 Phoebe, Donna Donovan and Alice Taylor set up the Sullivan County Loan Closet, which supplied cancer patients' supplies, wheelchairs, hospital beds, crutches, etc. for needy recipients, all at no cost. The funds to purchase all the equipment and supplies were raised by the ladies and endless other volunteers by running rummage sales. The sales were preceded by many hours of sorting and sizing by all the ladies. The three ladies retired from the Loan Closet in 1999 and it is still operating today with volunteer help. Phoebe enjoyed traveling to different states, like Florida and Maine and also enjoyed taking her nieces, Ann Marie Sick, Kathleen Christini and Jane Young and nephews, John Kelley and Raymond Kelley to historical locations like Gettysburg and Valley Forge. She was also a prolific baker and made wonderful Christmas cookies and had a fondness for cats. She had a 101st birthday party while she was a resident of the Highlands. Phoebe was a life-long member of Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Dushore, Pa., and a member of the Altar Guild. Surviving are her three nieces, Ann Marie (Edwin) Sick of Dushore, Pa., Kathleen (Theodore) Christini of Dushore, Pa., Jane Young of Dushore, Pa.; two nephews, Raymond (Pauline) Kelley of Dushore, Pa., John "Tim" (Linda) Kelley of East Smithfield, Pa.; 13 great nieces and nephews and 10 great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Benjamin Kelley on Feb. 14, 1961; and a sister, Mrs. I. Rachel Touschner on Jan. 31, 1986; and a niece, Patricia A. Alpaugh Kelley on March 31, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier, her pastor officiating. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday morning at the Homer Funeral Home. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 460, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/4/2016

KIES –JANICE KIES-JOHNSON, 42 of Hughesville, died Friday, January 8, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center. Born November 5, 1973 in Muncy, she was a daughter of Ronnie L. and the late Sandra L. (Aikey) Kiess. Janice was a graduate of Muncy High School and Penn College. She worked as a LPN for over 20 years, where she held positions at the Watsontown Nursing and Rehab Center, Kramm Healthcare, and Nurstat Agency. Janice attended the St. Andrew Lutheran Church and was a member at Highland Lake. In her spare time she enjoyed camping, hiking, cooking, nursing, motorcycle riding, and was an avid Eagles fan. In addition to her father, she is survived by four daughters, Michelle (Kevin) Griffith of Denver, CO, Justine Temple of Hughesville, Emily Temple of Hughesville, and Taylor Temple of Hughesville; a sister, Jennifer Reedy of Williamsport; and a brother, Justin (Carrie) Kiess of Hughesville; a niece, Jaysa Kiess; and two nephews, Phelan and Isaiah Reedy. A memorial service will be held 12 p.m., Saturday, January 16, at the Clarkstown Fire Hall. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to the time of service, Saturday, at the Fire Hall.

RICHARD J. KOONS, 80 of Waverly passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Elderwood Care in Waverly. Dick was predeceased by his parents, George A. and Catherine Koons; brother, Thomas Koons; and dear friend, Father Watts. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Teresa Gorman Koons; children, Cathleen (David) Wiggs of Waverly, Patricia (Robert) Eberz of Apalachin, Mick (Mike) Koons of CA, John Koons of Chemung, and Thomas Koons of Waverly; brothers, Gerald (Eunice) Koons of PA, and John (Gayle) Koons of VA; sister, Frances Koons of Chenango Forks; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; devoted court clerk, Billie Jo Jennings; faithful companion, sweet pea; along with many dear friends, nieces and nephews. Dick was a proud member of the Msgr John J. Lee Division Ancient Order of Hibernians in Elmira, and past president of the Waverly Hibernians. Member of the Knights of Columbus and retired New York State Police BCI. Dick was the Justice of the Peace in the Village of Waverly. He was the chief babysitter to his little buddies Conor and Gabrielle. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 3 to 5 PM on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York, 14892. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. James Church, 503 Clark St., Waverly, NY with Rev. Lou Brown officiating. Burial will be in the St. James Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s or Msgr John J. Lee Division Ancient Order of Hibernians, 701 Kenyon St., Elmira, NY. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

LEARN –ESTHER LEARN VANDERLYKE DAYTON, a long-time resident of 10 Mix Avenue, Towanda, Pa., and most recently the Memorial Personal Care Home passed away at the Bradford County Manor on April 18, 2016. She was born on Aug. 10, 1922 in Ithaca, N.Y., the daughter of Dodd Learn and Mary Tomkins Learn, who predeceased her. Esther was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1939. On July 10, 1942, she married Peter VanDerlyke, who passed away on June 20, 1985. On Sept. 24, 1987 she married L. Lang Dayton who passed on Feb. 26, 2009. Esther worked for the law firm Bennett, Davis and Murphy for 13 years and was employed for seven years as executive secretary to the plant manager at Masonite. Following that, she was self-employed doing title searches for James Pruyne, Esq. Her affiliations were with the Quarry Glen Club, Towanda Memorial Hospital Auxiliary - at one time serving as its president - the Robert Packer Hospital-Guthrie Clinic Auxiliary, and the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, E. Wayne (Sandra F.) VanDerlyke and David G. (Melba Z.) VanDerlyke; grandsons, Dr. David S. VanDerlyke and civil union partner Dennis C. Kaiblinger, Peter D. (Alexandra) VanDerlyke, Nicholas R. VanDerlyke, and D. Reed (Rossalyn) VanDerlyke; six great-grandchildren, Colby, Jarod, Noah, Benjamin, Andrew, and Madeline VanDerlyke; three sisters, Doris Nichols, Phyllis McChesney and Hazel Bradley; and two step-children, Dr. Lang M. Dayton and Dr. Nancy E. Dayton. Esther was also predeceased by her grandson, Adam D. VanDerlyke; sisters, Muriel Krotzer and Eleanor Marrone; brothers, Harold Learn, Robert Learn, Carl Learn, Philip Learn, and James Learn. Abiding with Esther's request there will be no calling hours or service. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA or to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA in Esther Learn VanDerlyke Dayton's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Esther's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 4/20/2016

LEE –COREY G. COLE, 39, of Oil City, Pa., passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born Oct. 27, 1976, in Washington, she is the daughter of Erle Lee. She was preceded in death by her foster parents, Melanie and Norva Lyle "Mac" McClurg. She married Eric Cole on Sept. 8, 2000. Known to many in the community as "Momma Cole," Corey loved to be at the football games cheering on not only her own sons, but all of those she considered "her boys." She loved being outdoors, whether it be fishing and camping or simply sitting on her porch watching the birds. Corey will be remembered for her huge heart and compassion. If she saw a need, she always went above and beyond to help. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Corey was a woman of strong faith. She proclaimed throughout her entire breast cancer fight that God is her Rock. She is survived by her husband, Eric, and her children: Devin, Justine, Christian, and Dakota. Friends and family will be received today, Friday, from 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. at the Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Route 257 in Seneca, Cranberry Township. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Oil City Community Alliance Church, 411 Seneca St. in Oil City, with Tom Mayrant officiating. There will be no viewing at the church. Private interment will follow in Lamey Cemetery near Dempseytown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the memorial account for the Cole family, established at the Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union, 25 East First St., Oil City, PA to assist them with medical and funeral expenses. –Sayre Morning Times 1/22/2016

LEHTO –DONNA DEHAAS, 73, of Canton, Pa., and formerly of Rumersfield, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Donna Marie was born on Oct. 11, 1942 in Fitchburg, Mass. She was a daughter of the late Eugene and Betty (Franklin) Lehto and a 1960 graduate of Towanda High School. Donna then studied to become an LPN and later earned an Associates degree in Accounting. Family and home came first in Donna's life and her favorite times were always shared with loved ones. She also enjoyed bowling, fishing and just being outdoors in the beauty of nature. Her family extends a greatful thank you to her wonderful caretakers Pam Owen and Carol Lash also to Guthrie Hospice nurses Connie McClure and Bobbi Thuotte.Surviving is her devoted companion of 27 years, John Miller of Canton; her children, Melody (Kevin) Barnes of Roaring Branch and Dawn DeHaas of California; seven grandchildren, Carissa, Cameron and Gabriella DeHaas, Kevin (Bobbi) Barnes II, Kyle, John and Tristen Barnes; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Penney and Julie Sick, Suzi and Sean Ahlmeyer, Mike Lehto Jr, Mary Lehto Tobin, Laurie Lehto Brown; a twin sister and three brothers, Diane Sick, Ken Lehto both of California, Larry Lehto of Colorado and Mike (Liz) Lehto of Florida; also several great nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, William Roy DeHaas II; a sister, Sharon Lehto; and a nephew, Charles Sick. In keeping with Donna's wishes there will be no public services. Consider a memorial to a charity of one's choice in her memory. Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive in Canton, is assisting her family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 1/30/2016

MCCONNELL –BARBARA A. MCCONNELL, 79, formerly of Hardscrabble Road, Town of Rathbone, NY, died on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the home of her sister in Rock Stream, NY. Barb was born in Tunkhannock, PA on September 15, 1936. She was a 1956 graduate of Addison Central School and shortly after her graduation began a 40 year career with the Ingersoll Rand Co. in Painted Post where she was employed as a supervisor in the payroll department. On August 29, 1970 she married James McConnell. Jim preceded Barb in death on January 5, 2003. She was also predeceased by her mother, Viola; her brothers, Mike McConnell and Raymond McConnell; her brother-in-law, David Perry and her niece and her husband, Deborah Perry Fuller and Norman Fuller. Barb was a member of the Wooly Hill Spinning Club in Woodhull. She was known for her love of animals of which there were always many on her farm, which was known as Pharaohs Valley. She loved to knit, build things, grow her own vegetables and hand spin her own wool. At Christmas time, you could always expect to receive a new scarf with matching socks made with Barbara's love. Surviving is her sister, Laura Perry of Rock Stream; nieces, Lorena (Jeff) Tobey and Judy Perry, both of Rock Stream; her step-sisters, Mabel (Bruce) Brewster of Canaseraga, NY and Beverly (Ronald) Manning of Genesee, PA; great nieces, Lisa (Russ) Austin of Florida, Sarah Tobey (Charlie Scaptura) of Watkins Glen, Jamie Tobey of Rock Stream and Michelle (Zach) Portelli of Oswego, NY; great-great nephew, Rocco Portelli and many special friends. Friends and family may call on Friday, January 29 from 1 to 2 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Funeral services will follow there at 2 PM with Rev. Robert Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in Woodhull Cemetery. Memorials in Barb's name may be made to the Finger Lakes SPCA in Bath. –Elmira Star/Gazette 1/26/2016

MEYER –JULE M. EGLY, 88, of Hughesville, went to her eternal Home on Monday, January 25, 2016 after prolonged illness. Born January 4, 1928 in Mildred, she was a daughter of the late Julius F. and Ethel G. (Baumgartner) Meyer. She married Maurice L. “Mose” Egly who preceded her in death on December 3, 1964. Raising her children was Jule's life work after her husband’s passing. Jule graduated from Cherry Township High School in 1946 then attended Miss Wheaton's Business School in Williamsport, PA. She worked in several offices until she retired from Muncy Valley Hospital's registration office. Jule was a member of Eastern Star, the Muncy Valley Hospital Auxillary, and attended Trinity Lutheran Church Hughesville. She enjoyed playing pool, knitting, reading, playing with her cats, and laughing at a good story with family & friends. She is survived by a son, Mark (Diane) Egly of Picture Rocks; two daughters, Lynn M. McLuhan of Muncy and Judith L. Egly of Hughesville; and five precious grandchildren, Marissa (Jeremy) Egly Smith, M. Daniel Egly, Jared McLuhan, Jillian McLuhan, and Alyssa Kepner. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother Roy Meyer Sr of Mildred; a sister, Lois R. Cook of Marietta, GA; and two brothers-in-law, Joseph A. Cook of Marietta, GA, and James Alfred Egly of Seattle, WA. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, January 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

KATHRYN D. "KATIE" MONTE, age 94, of Elmira, N.Y., went to heaven on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Kathryn was born Jan. 26, 1921 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the daughter of the late Nicholas and Gaitana Villano Monte. Kathryn was a devout Catholic and was a graduate of Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y. Upon her graduation from Nazareth she entered The Order of The Sisters of St. Joseph at Nazareth Convent and took the name (former) Sister Mary Emmanuella. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her siblings, Antoinette "Toni" Monte, Lucy Niedszwski, Manuella Muccigrosso, Carmella "Millie" Colton, Leiber John Monte and Joseph G. Monte. Kathryn was a communicant of St. Mary's Southside Church in Elmira, N.Y., for many years. Katie is survived by her beloved sister, Paula "Polly" Monte Chapman of Elmira, N.Y.; nephews and nieces, Melvin and Kristina Chapman of Tennessee, Roxann and Richard Margeson of Horseheads, N.Y., Mac and Nancy Colton, Jimmy and Brenda Colton, Danny and Debbie Colton, Anna Marie and Tony Rydzewski Jr., and John and Ann Marie Neidszwski; several grandnieces and grandnephews; god children, Gaitana Colton Martin and Kingson McKenzie. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad St., Horseheads, N.Y. Recitation of The Rosary will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at St. Mary's Southside Church. Kathryn will be laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery in Wilkes Barre, Pa. The pallbearers will be Kathryn's beloved nephews: Melvin Chapman, Lance Margeson, Thomas Margeson, Jimmy Colton, Mark Colton, David Colton and Antonio Villegas. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Kathryn through memorials to St. Joseph's Convent at Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY or to St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 1/12/2016

EDWARD D. NORTON a longtime resident of the Sayre community passed away suddenly at his home with his loving family at his side, Thur. Jan. 21, 2016 at the age of 80. Born in Shunk, PA Ed was the son of the late Ward & Blanch Belles Norton. In service to his country, Edward served in the United Stated Marine Corps. He enjoyed working with his hands and in doing so was a self employed contractor for over 30 years. Edward was a devoted and loving family man to his devoted wife, Connie Pond Norton; four children, Edward Jr. (Laura) Norton, Cynthia (Vance) Trout, Timothy Norton, Terri (Dale) Henley; Ed also has 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Talada also residing in Sayre, PA. In addition to his parents, Edward was predeceased by his brothers, John, Robert Leo, Perry, and Wayne Norton. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY on Sat. Jan. 30. 2016 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 4:15 p.m. where full military honors will be accorded to Mr. Norton following the service. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/26/2016

PACKARD –MARCEIL PACKARD GRISWOLD passed away on Jan. 9 of this year at the age of 97. Marceil was married to Scott W. Griswold for 72 years. They had two children, Nan Corsello of Skaneateles, N.Y. and Scott Griswold Jr. of Petersburg, N.J. Marceil and Scott had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Marceil was born near Troy, Pa., Nov. 4, 1918 to Eva (Preston) and Dolson Packard and predeceased by her husband and a sister, Marge Aldredge. Marcy (as her friends called her) graduated from Canton High School in 1936 and Ohio University to become an elementary school teacher, a profession she loved. Marceil and Scott lived in Cleveland, Ohio, then Moorestown, N.J., Haddonfield, N.J., then returned home to Canton, Pa., to raise their children in their hometown. Marceil and Scott lived at Country Terrace in Wellsboro, Pa., until passing. Marceil had a gift for selling. One winter, she worked in sales for Worldbook Encyclopedia to make some extra money and ended up the top producer in the USA! Later in their lives, Marceil encouraged her husband Scott (then a public school art teacher) to paint portraits which changed their lives forever. Marceil's sales gifts evolved with her representing Scott's artwork nationwide securing clients of the likes of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, George Steinbrenner, Charles Bronson and others. Probably her grandest moment as a promoter was to hand deliver her husband's portraits to Bill Clinton at the White House on one Christmas Day evening where Scott and Marcy met with the President, privately, for nearly an hour. Marceil never gave up on any project she felt worthwhile and would approach anyone, regardless of their notoriety with a proposal for an art commission. Her son describes his mother as fearless. Her children and grandchildren miss her greatly and have been enriched by Marceil's love of life, of her energy and by the example of her work ethic. Friends may meet the family between 11 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Church of Christ, Disciples in Canton, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to be made a favorite charity in Marceil's name. Burial will be private. –Towanda Daily Review 1/12/2016

JAMES CLARENCE PATTON JR. - On Jan. 20, 2016 James Clarence Patton Jr., age 81, of Mt. Lake, Pa. went home to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born on April 5, 1934 in Noxen, Pa., the son of the late James and Soloma Hackling Patton. James was employed with GTE on 2nd shift as a Tungsten Supervisor for 28 years. He also owned and operated a beef, dairy, and hog farm on Mountain Lake, Bradford County, Pa. He married the former Anna Laura Roman in 1959. He took great interest in studying and sharing God's word. He took great pleasure in helping with Hunts for Healing, attending Pow-Wow Festivals, and natural healing. James enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, baseball, and was an avid history buff. In later years he used his interest to share his love for Jesus. He was a very personable man, loving and generous. He was a father figure to many people he met. One of his greatest loves was his grandchildren. James is survived by his children, Laura (Randy) Watts of Boiling Springs, Pa., James (Mary) Patton III of Mt. Lake, Deanna (Thomas) Patton of Mt. Lake, and Elizabeth (David) Carlin of South Auburn, Pa.; step-son, Paul (Debbie) Roman of Three Forks, Mont.; grandchildren, Joshua (Lindsey) Patton of Granville Summit, Pa., Kristina Patton of Mt. Lake; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; brother, William Patton of Kingman, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Marlene Patton of Athens, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Anna Laura Roman Patton, who passed away Oct. 25, 2003; daughter, Bonnie Lynn Patton; and brother, Richard Patton. A memorial service for James will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 from the Calvary Chapel, SR 6, Wyalusing, Pa. with Pastor John McAndrew of the church and Pastor Timothy Barnett of New Hope Ministries officiating. Arrangements are entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in James' name to the Hunts for Healing, 3 Coburn Hill Rd., Laceyville, PA or to the Calvary Chapel, P.O. Box 184, Wyalusing, PA. We join in with our Lord and Savior saying: "Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant." Funeral Home –Towanda Daily Review 1/22/2016

PECK –MARJORIE I. BRAINARD, 100, of Harford, PA went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, PA with her loving family by her side. Born December 28, 1915 in Lenox Twp., PA, she was the daughter of the late Karl and the late Inez [Lott] Peck. Her husband Lewis "Choc" E. Brainard predeceased her in 1990. She was a member of First Congregational Church of Harford UCC for over 50 years. Mudge was a dairy farmer all of her life. She was a veracious reader and also enjoyed putting together jig saw puzzles. Mudge loved being in the outdoors, even mowing her lawn long well into her 80's. Survivors include daughter & son-in-law, Sharon E. & Steve Decker of Harford, PA, sons & daughter-in-law, William & Bonnie Brainard of Kingsley, PA, David Brainard & Wendy of Uniondale, PA, grandchildren & their spouses, Julie Kesten, Sandra Zupanovich, Dawn & Tom Brozonis, Jill & Rick Weida, Todd & Billy Jo Decker, Kelly & Tim Feduchak, Lynn & Bonnie Brainard, Michael Brainard, Stephanie & Ryan Stone, 16 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Mildred Brainard of South Gibson, PA, many nieces & nephews. Besides her parents & husband she was predeceased by her daughter & son-in-law, Janice & Ralph Estabrook, son, Jack Brainard, grandsons, Bruce & Daniel Kesten, sister, Louise Boardman, brothers, Don, Frank & Elton Peck. Please go to for directions or to leave online condolences. Services: 11 AM Thursday at the First Congregational Church of Harford UCC, Harford, PA with the Rev. Will Hagenbuch officiating. Visitation: 6-8 PM on Wednesday at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Harford Volunteer Fire Department, P.O Box 206, Harford, PA or to the Congregational Willing Workers, P.O. Box 217, Harford, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman (Marker in Peck Cemetery, Harford, Susquehanna Co., PA)

MR. HENRY J. PETERPAUL, 77, of Orlando, Fla., known by many close friends as "Hank?" passed on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. Born on March 23, 1938 in Sayre (Milltown), Pa., he was the son of the late Victor Peterpaul and Mollie (Sandroni) Peterpaul. Henry was preceded in death by his sister Caroline Williams and his daughter Karen Thompson. Henry, a man with a large family and wonderful neighbors and friends, is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alice (Hooper) Peterpaul. In addition to his wife, Hank is survived by his son Henry Jr. (Joe) and wife Nancy (Donlin) and grandson Daniel and fiancé Jessica Peterson, granddaughter Alia Ansoategui and husband Steven of Orlando, Fla.; his son Michael and wife Gabriela (Bonilla Cordoba) and grandsons Nick of Melbourne, Fla., and grandson Arturo of Costa Rica; his daughter Robin Moore and husband Dan of North Orwell, Pa., and granddaughter Nicky (Smith) Bulizak and husband Scott and great-grandchildren Aiden, Madalyn and Bellamy of Sayre, Pa.; and his daughter Suzanne Simison and husband Mark and their children Thomas and Katherine of Orlando, Fla. He is also survived by his older brother Victor Peterpaul and wife Donna of Orlando, Fla.; his younger sister Nancy Moore and husband Bob of Sayre, Pa.; his younger brother Tom Buttons and wife Joy of North Carolina; his son-in-law Kerry Thompson of Chiefland, Fla.; his godmother Dorothy Geiger; and many nieces and nephews. Henry, a Catholic, was born and lived much of his early life in the Milltown area of Sayre, where he volunteered and played basketball for the local Salvation Army Team, going to a regional championship in New York City's Madison Square Garden as a young boy. He married his wife Alice on Dec. 7, 1957 and began his 32-year career at Ingersoll Rand in Athens, Pa. As his children grew, he was a coach for both the Sayre Little League Baseball and Small Fry teams. He was a lifelong member of the Sayre Elks Club and the J.E. Wheelock Hose Company No. 5, where he eventually became the chief of Sayre's Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member and the chairman of the Sayre Borough Council. After retiring in 1994, he moved to Orlando, Fla., in 1996 to join his family. Henry was a lifelong fan of the Dodgers baseball and Packers and Penn State football, watching many games with his friends and family. He enjoyed fishing, Facebook, online computer games, yard work, volunteering at his grandchildren's events and spending time with his Orlando neighborhood friends Gary and Donna Davis and Doug and Diane Stiglich as one of the "Three Mayors" of Bel Air Avenue. There will be a private memorial gathering of friends and family at a later date. –Sayre Morning Times 1/19/2016

REESE –HELEN LOUISE FIGELS, 85, of Hughesville died Monday, January 25, 2016 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy. She was the widow of Arthur L. Figels who preceded her in death on December 10, 2010. Born July 8, 1930 in Eagles Mere, she is the daughter of the late Thomas D. and Mary V. (Rider) Reese. She married Arthur L. Figels on September 23, 1950 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary prior to his death in 2010. In her teen years, Helen was employed at the Crestmont Inn of Eagles Mere. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, listening to country music, and watching television. She is survived by a daughter, Dixie M. (Ronald) Allen of Hughesville; a son Richard L. (Virginia) Figels of Forsyth, GA; one granddaughter, Melissa K. (Rick) Cupp; two great grandsons, Dillon and Wes Cupp, all of Turbotville; and a sister Irene Wells of Williamsport. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a brother Carl Reese, and two half sisters, Martha Sanders and Francis Wilson. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, January 29, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call on Friday one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

REMSNYDER –PHYLLIS M. KRAUSE, 86, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Muncy.Born December 26, 1929 in Muncy Valley, she was a daughter of the late Morris Walter and Catherine Phillipine (Puderbaugh) Remsnyder. Her husband of 49 years, Jacob M. Krause, preceded her in death on April 24, 1996. Phyllis attended the Valley United Methodist Church, Muncy Valley, and enjoyed quilting and jigsaw puzzles. Surviving are four daughters, Jacqueline L. (Stanley Sr.) Stutzman of Williamsport, Marvene M. (Walter) Crawford of Turbotville, Jean L. (Andrew) Byrne of Montoursville, and Joan L. (Gary) Hilkert of Pennsdale; a son, Joseph M. Krause of Hughesville; a sister, Delores J. Ulshafer of Maryville, TN; eight grandchildren, Stanley E. Stutzman II, Brian H. Stutzman, Joshua J. Stutzman, Mary C. Poploskie, Levi Hilkert, Ralph Hilkert, Shawn Krause, Sarah Krause, and Gabrielle Krause; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Phyllis was preceded in death by a son, Stephen A. Krause. Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Monday, January 18, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Craig Livermore officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Valley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 185, Muncy Valley, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

ROHRER –VIRGINIA LOVELAND born October 1, 1937, eldest child of William and Anna (Barto) Rohrer, met her final deadline, peacefully leaving Keuka Comfort Care Home on January 22, 2016. Blessed with a keen intellect, stubborn perseverance, and a thirst for knowledge, Virginia graduated as Valedictorian of her class at Southside High School in Elmira, NY. She continued her studies at Nazareth College in Pittsford, NY, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in English and Latin. Virginia declined a Woodrow Wilson Scholarship to further her studies on a PhD track at Cornell University, and married the love of her life Richard Loveland on November 19, 1960. Virginia used her gifts in a teaching career covering four decades, while raising a family and furthering her education with a Master's Degree in Teaching from Elmira College in Elmira, NY. Her career included teaching Freshman English in various Elmira City Public Schools followed by two and a half decades teaching at Geneva High School in Geneva, NY. Virginia humbly shied away from the limelight and other recognition focusing instead on her students. She especially enjoyed reenacting Shakespearean plays in her Sophomore English classes with Julius Caesar her favorite; many hours spent constructing props resulted in engaged learners. Virginia also served as Yearbook Advisor and Editor-In-Chief for the Seneca Saga yearbook at Geneva High School. In Elmira Schools she served as advisor for the student newspaper. Upon retirement, Virginia was not content to merely sit back and relax. She started the Side Door Antique Shop with her husband Richard, Sr., and together ran the business for nearly two decades. She and Richard traveled up and down the Atlantic Coast from New England to Florida on buying trips and were fixtures at antique shows in the Finger Lakes and Central New York areas. Virginia especially enjoyed being able to continue her learning and teaching by researching the provenance of items in her shop and visiting with both regular and new customers. Virginia enjoyed spending time with her family and was especially well known for the wonderful family picnics that she put on where she sometimes would wear her favorite t-shirt declaring "Deadlines Amuse Me." She was always on duty correcting improper grammar and offering wise counsel to her students when it came time to compose that critical college application essay or revise an important high school or college writing assignment. Virginia is survived by two sons, Richard, Jr. (Sheryl) and William, Sr. (Amy), grandchildren, Sarah and Hannah, William, Jr., Joseph and Jacob; a sister, Mary Ellen Gowan; a brother, William A. Rohrer and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Anna Rohrer; husband, Richard, Sr. and sons, Peter and Thomas. Per Virginia's request, there will be no calling hours. Arrangements were by Weldon Funeral Home in Penn Yan, NY. Donations in Virginia's name may be made to Keuka Comfort Car Home, P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, NY or the Loveland Memorial Award at Lyons National Bank, 205 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/28/2016

SAMMONS –REGINA M. (SAMMONS) FRIES, age 97, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Regina was born in Towanda, PA on September 8, 1918 to the late Charles and Josephine (Kelly) Sammons. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John; grandson, Jake Fries; sons-in-law, Mike Flynn and Bob Palmatier; all nine of her siblings and their spouses Mary (Jim) Beirne, Agnes (Dick) McMahon, Sr. Teresa Joseph R.S.M., Sr. Mary Jude R.S.M., Charles (Kitty), Rita (Walt) Marlowe, Josephine (Harold) Foster, Reverend Joseph Sammons and Paul. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Joyce, Bill and Diane, Joe and Debby; three daughters and two sons-in law, Peggy Flynn and Bill Decker, Mary Ellen Palmatier, Kathy and Dan Lane. Cherished grandmother of John (Jeanine), Jeff (Amy), Jim (Megan), Susan (Ross), Shawn, Tessa Fries; Dan (Erin), Matt (Eileen), Michael (Jamie) Flynn; Matt and Megan Lane; Carrie Wilson; Mike (Diane) Palmatier; Kelly (Matt) Stec, Christa (Dan) Jones, Jessica (Mike) Corcoran, Sarah (Sean) O’Connor and Kristen (Matt) Benoit. Treasured great grandma to thirty great grandchildren. Also several nieces and nephews. Regina was a long time member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Endicott where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. She was a Registered Nurse serving in W.W. II, enlisting in the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant. She was stationed in Puerto Rico for several months and was a First Lieutenant at the time of her honorable relief from active duty in December 1945. Funeral Services will be held Saturday 11 am from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 11:30 am. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Saturday from 10-11 am. Expressions of sympathy in Regina’s memory may be made to OLGC or to the charity of one’s choice. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

TERRY RICHARD SATTERLY SR. - On Jan. 16, 2016 Terry Richard Satterly Sr. of Deland, Fla., and formerly of Sayre, went to be with our Heavenly Father. He was born to Eugene F. Satterly and Alice (Peppard) Platt on June 30,1964. He graduated from Sayre High School and was a car salesman here in the Valley and in Deland. Terry was an avid sports fan, following hockey and NASCAR and being ever loyal to his Buffalo Bills and Florida Gators. Terry was predeceased by his parents, along with his second father Stanley Platt Sr. Terry is survived by his sons Terry Richard Satterly Jr. of East Smithfield, along with his beloved granddaughter Dakota Rose, and Brandon Richard Schuster and his wife Marie of Watertown, N.Y., where he is serving in the Army. He is also survived by his siblings Michelle Millard and her husband Rick of Athens, Richard Platt and his wife Daisy of Deltona, Fla., and Stanley Platt Jr. and his wife Christina of Athens. Along with his stepbrothers Larry and Paul Platt, both of Cortland. One of Terry's greatest joys was being around his many nieces and nephews, whom he dearly loved. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. –Sayre Morning Times 1/20/2016

SCHAFENBERG –EVELYN L. HUDDLE, 98, of Huddle Rd., Rome, Pa. passed away on Friday morning, Jan. 22 at the Elderwood Health Care Facility in Waverly, N.Y. Evelyn was born on Nov. 3, 1917 in Owasso, Michigan, a daughter of the late Frederick Schafenberg and Mayme (Coleman) Bassett. She was a graduate of the Nichols High School. Evelyn was a long time member of the Windham Ladies Aid Society, Wappassening Grange and attended the Nichols United Methodist Church. She was an avid reader, enjoyed listening to music and was a strong supporter of Joe Paterno, the Yankees and Tiger Woods. Evelyn will be missed by her sons and daughter-in-law: Thomas Ryan of Rome; William and Mary Ryan of Rome; her daughter and son-in-law: Jean and Donald Brown of Rome; son-in-law Emory Ball of Nichols; sister-in-law: June Schafenberg of Apalachin, N.Y.; ten grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and their families also survive. She was predeceased by her husband Donald Huddle in 1986; her daughter Judith Ball in 2008; brothers: Rosslyn Schafenberg and Richard Schafenberg; a sister Betti Williamson and a grandson James Edward Brown.Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of her life will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Activities Fund at Elderwood Health Care Facility, 37 N. Chemung Street, Waverly, NY in loving memory of Evelyn L. Huddle. –Towanda Daily Review 1/24/2016

WILLIAM I. ‘BUD’ SECULES - Sunshine fades and shadows fall, but Sweet remembrance outlasts all….. William "Bud" I. Secules, 73, long time resident of Towanda, Pa., passed away unexpectedly the morning of Jan. 26, 2016 at his winter home in Zellwood, Fla. Bud was born Oct. 27, 1942 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Leonard and Madeline Secules. Bud was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. He enjoyed spending time attending sporting events cheering on his grandchildren, attending family functions and spending time with numerous friends during the summers at Seneca Lake and at his winter home in Florida. Bud touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all. Bud retired from Masonite/International Paper Company. He was a life-time member of the Towanda Gun Club, Wysox Fire Company, was very active with the Boy Scouts and was the former president of the Towanda Little League where he spent many years coaching and umpiring. He took pride in working with children and volunteering within the community both in Pa. and Fla. He was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed attending the races with friends and family. Bud is survived by his loving wife Mary (Lee) Secules of Towanda and Florida; children Tim Secules of N.Y., Ty (Nicole) Secules of Towanda.; stepsons Michael (Julie) Green of Flagstaff, Ariz., Brad (Amanda) Green of Edmond, Okla.; sisters Rosaline Turnbull of Hawthorne, Calif., Shirley (Ron) Morse of LeRoy, Pa., Rhea (Ron) Kenyon of Troy, Pa.; grandchildren Michael (Stephanie), Jeremy, Sarah, Nick, Nathan, Tyler and Kaitlyn Secules, Brent Kozak; step-grandchildren Payton, Natalie and Cara Green; great grandchildren Landon and Raelynn Secules, Emma Lynn Kozak; several nephews and their families also survive. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Shirley Canfield Secules and son William Todd Secules. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at Zellwood United Methodist Church, Zellwood, Fla. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Towanda for family and friends to celebrate the life of Bud Secules. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Zellwood Boy Scouts Troop 639, c/o Zellwood UMC, PO Box 236, Zellwood, FL or the Towanda Little League Organization, PO Box 225, Towanda PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/31/2016

RICHARD ‘DICK’ SMITH, 76, of Hughesville, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born October 10, 1939 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Aldrich J. and Betty M. Smith. He married Mary Jane Bartholomew, and together they would have celebrated 59 years of marriage on August 24, 2016. Dick enjoyed camping, nascar races, gospel music, his pets, especially Elmo, demolition derbies, and fairs. Above all he enjoyed spending time with his family. Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Debra A. Cranmer of Huntersville, Diane J. (Jeff) May and Dawn M. (Bob) Neuhard of Hughesville; a son, Daniel L. Smith of Hughesville; two sisters, Gail Sheets of Trout Run and Cindy Cusick of VA; a brother, Timothy Smith of Trout Run; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his siblings, Dorothy Lose, Tom Smith, Pat Lee, Susie Walker. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, April 21 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Dan Cale officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

SMITH –SANDRA J. COOLBAUGH of Tunkhannock died Thursday January 21, 2016 in the Golden Living Center in Scranton. She was born in Illinois on March 18, 1945 daughter of the late Weley R. and Marcella Ewers Smith. Preceding her in death was her husband Olin Coolbaugh. Surviving is a son Harold “Jack” of Holmen, WI, daughter, Mable Sue Mortimer of Milton, Wi., brother, Tim Frye of Watertown, Wi., sister, Tena Marie Lugwig (Frye) of Jefferson, Wi., several grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will be no services. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

TAFFE –ROSE ALICE GREGORI, age 78, well known Dushore resident, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at the Robert Packer Hospital. Rose was born on May 7, 1937 in Wilmot Township, a daughter of the late Thomas R. and Margaret Farley Taffe. She graduated from St. Basil's High School High School a member of the class of 1956. She married Michael Gregori on Feb. 7, 1957; they celebrated 58 years of marriage last February. Rose began working as a waitress at Murray's in Dushore and later at the Rustic Coffee Shop. She and Mike ran a custard stand in Dushore for several years. She began working for Penn State Extension service as a nutritionist for over 15 years before she suffered injuries from an auto accident. She was a member of St. Basil's Catholic Church in Dushore and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. She was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She and some other ladies were involved in the formation of the Ladies Auxiliary at Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion in Dushore. She was a 4-H leader for many years supervising as many as 200 youngsters in some events. She was willing to help anyone with their problems and will be missed by the entire community.Surviving are her spouse, Mike at home; son, Michael Gregori Jr. of Dushore, Pa.; daughter, Michelle (Mark) Minier of Dushore, Pa.; brother and friend, Richard (Red Ball) and Mary Rohe Taffe of Dushore, Pa.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and John Hoodak of Dushore, Pa., Catherine (Dee Dee) Charnitski of Mildred, Pa.; sister-in-law, Shirley Taffe of Dushore, Pa.; four grandchildren, Whitney Gregori and Cody Gregori, and Shelby Minier and Markie Minier; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Thomas G. Taffe on March 3, 2005; a sister, Susan Lewis, on July 2, 2001; a niece, Diane Taffe on Jan. 29, 1979; and two nephews, Joseph G. Taffe on Aug. 12, 2004, and Michael R. Taffe on April 19, 2014 and a brother-in-law, Jack Charnitski on Nov. 17, 2015. A Transferal Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday Jan. 29, 2016 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Richard Rojas. Her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at the funeral home. There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 3 p.m. at the funeral home by members of IHM Parish Altar and Rosary Society. Memorials are directed to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/26/2016

TALADA –LINDA C. MASTRANTUONO, 78, of 105 Lake St., Sayre, Pa., passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital, following a brief illness. Linda was a lifelong resident of Sayre and was born July 17, 1937, the daughter of Theodore M. Talada and Rosena Susan Barrowcliff. She was a 1956 graduate of Sayre High School and attended Cedar Crest College. She worked as the treasurer of PSC Federal Credit Union for 17 years, retiring in 1992. She enjoyed sewing, reading, knitting, and gardening. Linda was a member of the Endless Mountains Quilt Guild, a past president of the Valley Garden Club, past board member Sons of Italy, Class of '56 Reunion Committee member and volunteered as a Girl Scout leader for many years. Her family includes her husband of 57 years, Angelo Mastrantuono; children, Lisa C. Lombard and husband Michael of Buck Township, Pa., Janet Smith and husband Kevin of Baja, Mexico, David Mastrantuono and wife Tammy of Waverly, N.Y., Lucia Grissinger and husband Scott of Moscow, Pa; grandchildren, Alexander Lombard and fiancé Samantha Ross of Raritan, N.J., Jessica Smith of Pembroke, N.C., Savannah Smith of Augusta, Ga., Jeffrey and Joshua Mastrantuono of Waverly, N.Y., Samuel and Angela Grissinger of Moscow, Pa; sisters, Susan Baker of Danby, N.Y., Alice Otten and husband Morris of Wyalusing, Pa; Mark (Red) Talada and wife Colleen of Waverly, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; and grandsons Peter, Jacob and Matthew Lombard. The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, Pa. Interment will follow at St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. At the conclusion of services, the Sons of Italy, Roma Madre Lodge on Desmond Street, Sayre, Pa., will be hosting a Celebration of Life and dinner. Those wishing to make a contribution in Linda's name may direct such to The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers, or The Sayre Historical Society. –Sayre Morning Times 1/19/2016

THURSTON –LUCY M. BROWN, age 59 of Elmira, NY. She was born November 18, 1956 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Kenneth Thurston and Jeannette Fidderman and passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband Walter Brown in July, 2011 and is survived by her children Misty Hakes, Vincent Brown, Christy and Anthony Gray; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers Kenneth, Johnathon, Terry and Keith Thurston; sisters Jeannette Cavallaro, Gladys Thurston, Dawn Blair and Laura Gorham. Lucy was a loving mother, sister and grandmother. Services will take place at a later date at the convenience of her family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/31/2016

ROBERT GREGORY TOKACH, 61, of Wyalusing (Spring Hill) passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. He was born on July 2, 1954 in Meshoppen, the beloved son of the late Michael and Martha Falchek Tokach. Robbie graduated from the Wysox School, Mrs. Ruth Beebe's Trainable Class of 1975. He was active in the S.E.R.V.E. Program. Robbie enjoyed outdoor sports, bowling, working in his wood shop, and caring for his pets. He is survived by his brothers, Michael Tokach and his wife Dee Ann of Wyalusing, and Richard Tokach of Spring Hill; his sisters, Barbara Jayne and her husband Eldon of Spring Hill and Deborah Wheeler and her husband Edward of Mannford, Okla.; and 22 nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his nephew, Garrison Baldwin. The family will greet friends from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1 at the St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing with Father Joseph Manarchuck of the church officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Anthony's Cemetery in Stowell, Pa. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Future Community Support Services for his loving care and attention over the past two years –Towanda Daily Review 1/25/2016

TRISLER –CECELIA ADA BRUSH, 75, passed away on Jan. 26, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. Cecelia was born on Feb. 8, 1940, a daughter of the late Paul and Grace (Cassidy) Trisler in Cleveland, Ohio. Cecelia was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Cecelia was a very independent woman that enjoyed her time gardening, tending her farm animals, and building various projects. She loved cooking and baking for her family especially at the holidays. Cecelia was preceded in death by her husband Louis R. Brush; a son Michael Brush; daughter Helen Brush; sister Nancy Childers; and a brother Billy Trisler. Cecelia is survived by her children: Sean Moriarity of East Smithfield Pa., Randell Brush of Colonial Heights Va., Audrey (Bill) Means of Colonial Heights, Va., Lela (Rob) Greenough of Big Pond, Pa; grandchildren: Beth (Jason) Hughes, Amy (Jaymie) Owens, Amber Gusler, Culleen Brassfield, Travis Brush, Gary (Bobbi) Timmes, Dina Timmes; great-grandchildren: John Nickson III, Zachary Nickson, David Nickson, Anthony Nickson, Paisley Hughes, Cooper Hughes, Skyler Bennett, Alyssa Timmes, Melana Timmes; sister: Alice Skenondore of Milwaukee, Wis.; several nieces, nephews and many special friends. All services for Cecelia will be private at her request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA or Abuse Rape Crisis Center, (ARCC), P. O. Box 186 Towanda, PA in loving memory of Cecelia Ada Brush. Caring services are provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/29/2016

WAKEMAN –MARION FOREMAN, 94, of Mansfield, Pa and formerly of Auburn, NY, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, in Wellsboro, PA. Born April 29, 1921 in Walton, NY, Marion was the daughter of the late Walter and Clara Lindsley Wakeman. Marion graduated from Walton High School and from Central City Business School in Syracuse, NY. She worked for Traveler's Insurance in Syracuse and then for the U.S. Government at the Syracuse Air Base. She enlisted in the Navy as a WAVE in 1943 and proudly served her country as Yeoman First Class during World War II. Stationed at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, she was responsible for processing the records of hundreds of service men and then became Secretary to the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer. Following her discharge from the Navy in 1946, she worked as a management trainee for the Tarry Shop, a women's clothing store, in Ithaca, NY. Her career was interrupted when she married and began raising her family. After her chosen career of raising her children was completed, Marion worked for the Big Store in Auburn, NY, until her retirement. Marion was a creative person who enjoyed music, nature, crafts, sewing, friends, and especially her family. She fully immersed herself in being a mother and homemaker, sewing many of her children's clothes and supporting her children's lives. During retirement, she and her husband, Ed, enjoyed many years of traveling, gardening, and time with their grandchildren whom they often described as the love of their lives. Throughout Marion's life, people enjoyed her spunky attitude, love of life, her sense of humor, and willingness to speak her mind. Marion is survived by her daughter, Claire Foreman and son-in-law, David Brown, her grandchildren, Peter Foreman-Murray, of Philadelphia, Erin Foreman-Murray, of Washington, D.C., and Scott Foreman-Murray (Lindsay) Foreman-Murray of Nashville, Tennessee, as well as Dennis Murray, former son-in-law, and step grandson, Jesse Brown (Johanna), their young son, Eli, and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Edward T. Foreman, son, Brian E. Foreman, sister, Betty Gales, and brothers, Clifford Wakeman and Clarence Wakeman. Friends and extended family may visit between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, at White Chapel Funeral Home, at 197 South St., Auburn, NY. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, at The Point, on Sand Beach Rd., Auburn, NY. Burial will be at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn. Contributions in Marion Foreman's memory to may be made to Mansfield Senior Center, 1103 S Main St., Mansfield, PA, Mansfield Free Public Library, N Main St., Mansfield, PA or Seymour Public Library, Genesee St., Auburn, NY. –Elmira Star/Gazette 1/29/2016

AUTUM ROSE WOOD, age 29, of Elmira, NY, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born May 4, 1986 in Sayre, PA the daughter of James and Deborah (Bennett) Wood. She was a graduate of the BOCES program. She enjoyed watching cartoons, her favorites being Barney and the Flintstones. Autum also liked shopping, eating pizza and being with her family. Survivors include her parents, James and Deborah Wood of Elmira; her loving sister, Lilly Wood of Elmira; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her maternal and paternal grandparents. Family and friends are invited to her funeral service that will be held Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY with Reverend Harold Milks officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Lowman, NY. Memorials in Autum's memory may be directed to Pathways, Inc. 33 Denison Parkway West, Corning, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/20/2016

WOODRUFF –ELIZABET A. DEPROSEPERO - Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother of 704 Delaware Avenue, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Elizabeth was born in Auburn, PA daughter of the late Glen and Emma (Woodruff) Wilcox. She was retired from St. Joseph's Hospital where she worked as a housemother with the student nurses. Survivors include her husband Paul A. Brown of Elmira, a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Claude Proffitt of Pompton Plains, NJ, three sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert DeProspero of Sayre, PA, Gilbert DeProspero of Cato, NY and Timothy and Deborah DeProspero of North Carolina, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, March 31 from 6 to 8 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Rick Farrell officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, NY. LOGO BARRETTS EPS –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/2001

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