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RICHARD CAMERON ALEXANDER, 75, of Liberty, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family Dec. 8, 2020. Dick was born in Elmira, N.Y. on May 2, 1945, the son of the late Cameron and Marion (Mase) Alexander. He was a 1963 graduate of Liberty Jr./Sr. High School. He was married to his best friend, Sharon Route Alexander. They celebrated 50 wonderful years together on June 12, 2020. Dick was a U.S. Air Force veteran from 1963-1967, serving in Germany during the Vietnam Era as a Ground Radio Controller; After discharge, he stayed in close contact with his Air Force buddies, where he was known as "Alex." He retired from Mansfield Wine and Spirits as manager. He was a member of Liberty Lutheran Church and the Arnot Sportsmen Club, Robert F. Snyder Veterans of Foreign Wars Post# 6755, Liberty; William B. Wilson American Legion Post# 572, Blossburg; Wheel Inn Club, Blockhouse Festival Committee President, Liberty Borough Council for 15 years and was a past president, Liberty Area Playground and Park, Sebring and Friedens Cemetery councils, and East Point Hunting Club. Dick loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, spending time at East Point Hunting Club and the outdoors. He was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed going to his grandchildren's sporting events and activities. He liked clocks and collecting them. Dick was well-known around town; mowing yards, shoveling sidewalks, and helping others. He enjoyed volunteering and he did so often. His great sense of humor was enjoyed by all who knew him. Surviving Dick in addition to his wife Sharon of Liberty, are his sons, Kevin (Karen) Alexander, Liberty and Todd (Amy) Alexander, Milton; grandchildren, Michael (Reilly), Cameron, Elijah, Kevin II, Caiden and Kolton Alexander; Michala (Keanu) Sauers, Abriyana Koons; great-grandchildren, Luka Sauers, Elliana Alexander, Amya Dreisbach; a sister, Jean (Dan) Stevens, Tioga. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and his canine "boys" Teddy and Toby. Preceding Dick in death were his brother, Robert G. Alexander and great-granddaughter, Hazel Grace Alexander. Family and friends will be received Friday, Dec. 11 from 3-6 p.m. at the Liberty Borough Building, 7 West Hill, Liberty. Due to Covid-19 mandates, masks and social distancing will be required. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Liberty Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 126, Liberty, PA. Arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. -Wellsboro Gazette 12/10/2020


ANSTEAD -GERTRUDE H. KINNER, 97, of Athens passed away peacefully on Friday, December 25, 2020 at Sayre Health Care, Sayre, PA. She was predeceased by her parents, Jeremiah and Lillian Schnell Anstead; her husband, Donald Kinner; her sister, Mae Christopher; and her brothers, Thomas and Gordon. Gertrude is survived by her son, Mark Kinner of Sayre; her daughters, Vanessa (Jim) Beardsley of IL and Ann Kinner of Erie, PA; grandson, Ryan (Chasity) Kinner of Pickerington, Ohio, David (Cory) Beardsley of Ithaca; granddaughter, Stephanie (Jeremy) Hopper of IL; great granddaughters, Hannah Kinner of OH, Aubree Kinner of OH and Sadie Kinner of OH; and great grandson, James Hopper of IL; her special friend, Thomas McDermott of New Hampshire; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Gertrude was born and raised in Mauch Chunk Pennsylvania and graduated in 1941.  Gertrude worked as a seamstress at Blue Swan from 1941 until her retirement.  She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Gertrude loved to do crafts and crocheting. The family would like to send a special “Thank You” to the staff at Sayre Health Care for their compassionate care. Calling hours and a memorial service to honor Gertrude’s life will be held later in the spring.  The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Memorial donations may be made in Gertrude’s name to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 12/27/2020


AUGUSTINE -STELLA A. KONKLE, 99, formerly of Williamsport died Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 at Falls Run Nursing Home in Fredericksburg, VA. Born Oct. 15, 1921 in Morris, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Mary Sherant Augustine. Stella retired as a clerk from Jones Specialty Shop after ten years of service. She is survived by her children, James Konkle (Theresa) of Williamsport, Joanne Glace (Richard) of Jersey Shore, David Konkle of Williamsport, Mary Woltz (Charles) of Williamsport, Barbara Bartholomew (William) of Fredericksburg, VA (with whom she resided for the past 7 years) and Richard Konkle (Deborah) of Bloomsburg; a sister, Terry Tangredi of Jupiter, FL; 16 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband George E. Konkle, four brothers and seven sisters. Stella always put God and Family above all else. A public service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home. -Funeral home obit


AUSTIN -EDNA Austin LANDON passed from this life on Christmas Eve, 2020 at the Sherwood Retirement and Personal Care Home in Canton. For the last two years the staff and residents had become part of her extended family. The family would also like to recognize the care provided by Guthrie Hospice. She was born March 1, 1928 in Ogdensburg, Pennsylvania to Clarence and Emma (Watkins) Austin. She was a 1946 graduate of Canton High School, and on July 10, 1947 she married Harold L. Landon in Canton. They were married 53 years, until his death in 2001. She is survived by her children: Dennis Landon (Lana), Nancy Hardy (Ken Russo), Susan Perfetti (Joseph Previte), Perry Landon (Anne), Brian Landon, Jana Strong (Gregory), and Robert Landon. She also leaves 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, Elwin, David, Edward, and Leon, and her sister, Virginia (Roupp). Early in their marriage Edna helped operate Landon’s Market on Troy Street in Canton, and after raising her children she began a career in education, working as a teacher’s aide for the Canton School District and then as a Family Advocate with Bradford-Tioga Head Start. After Harold’s retirement she and he operated H&E Orchard at the Landon family farm in North Union. She was an active volunteer with the Canton Food Pantry, the Canton Clothing Center, and the Salvation Army, Girl Scouts and 4-H. She was an early leader with the Canton Apple-Cheese Festival. She was a lifelong member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) where she served as Sunday School teacher and Deacon. She served on the governing board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pennsylvania and was a passionate worker and advocate for the Nordmont Christian Camp until its closing. Late in her life she worshipped with the North Union Christian Church. The family is planning a public memorial service when it is safe to do so. Memorial gifts may be directed to Bradford-Tioga Head Start or the Canton Food Pantry. -Towanda Daily Review 12/27/2020


JOHN BARTHOLOMEW - On Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, John “Roger” Bartholomew, husband, father, brother, passed away suddenly at the age of 78 years. Roger will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Karen (Leary), his beautiful daughter Melissa (Miller) and Landin Miller, his loving sister Ronda and his brother Bill. Roger will also be forever remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends. Memorial donations in memory of Roger may be made to your favorite charity. Due to COVID, there will be no services at this time. Raise a glass and toast him with a smile, not a tear, and celebrate the wonderful life that Roger lived. -Sayre Morning Times 12/23/2020


ROBERT WILLIAM BAUMGARTNER "Bob" of Elmira, NY passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at the age of 92. He was born on March 31, 1928 ("one more day and I would have been an April Fools Baby") in West Milton, PA, son of the late Kenneth and Martha Heywood Baumgartner. Bob honorably served his country with having served 20 years in the US Navy ("and I couldn't swim a stroke") and worked at A&P and the Elmira Correctional Facility after his retirement from the Navy. Bob is also predeceased by his wife of 60 years in 2014, Betty Jane Baumgartner; granddaughter, Jaimee; great-grandchildren, William and Marion; brother, Harold; sister, Twila Zimmerman; and a brother and sister who died in infancy/childhood. He is survived by his children, Vicki Sprague of Wichita, KS, Robert W. (JoyAnn) Baumgartner II of Henrietta, NY, Carol (Arthur) Huftalen of Bradenton, FL, Karen Baumgartner of Henrietta, NY, and John (Sandy) Baumgartner of Breesport, NY; grandchildren, David II (Gabrielle), Heather, Carrie Mae (Joseph), Robert W. III "Willie", John Jr. (Nicole), and Katie (Michael); great-grandchildren, Ryan, Nicholas, Zachary, Annabelle, Kaiden, Zoey, Brielle and Hannah; brother, Jack (June) Baumgartner; sisters, Ida (Philip) Beard, Virgie Matheny and Mildred Austin; and extended family members including several nieces and nephews. Services will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may consider a donation to the American Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY in loving memory of Bob. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/17/2020


CARL JAMES BELZ, "Jim" 79, of Tioga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 at Corning Hospital, Corning, N.Y. He was born on July 13, 1941 in Rutland Township, a son of Carl and Carrie (Garrison) Belz. Jim was married to Judy A. (Harvey) Belz who passed away on Dec. 4, 2020. Jim worked for Ingersoll Rand and enjoyed gardening. Jim is survived by his son, Michael Belz of Tioga; a daughter, Robin (Jeff) Knapp of Tioga; four grandchildren, Jeffery (Kaitlyn) Knapp, Jessica (Todd) Bailey, Cassie (James) White and Carrie (Isaac) Howe and a brother, Gary (Jeanette) Belz of Tioga. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Karla Belz Waller; two brothers, John Phillips, and William Phillips and two sisters, Hazel Jones and Lila Cummings. In honoring Jim's wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions can be made to Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, 725 Gee Road, Tioga, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. -Wellsboro Gazette 12/16//2020


STANLEY D. BENNETT, Age 89, of Maple Avenue, Southport passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020. He was born on April 2, 1931 in Elmira son of the late Leo & Harriett (Beardsley) Bennett, he served his country with the US Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954 and was honorably discharged as a corporal. He and the former Beverly J. Dean were married November 14, 1955 and had just celebrated 65th wedding anniversary. He was a member of the Regular Baptist Church and enjoyed his time spent at Harris Hill where he was a glider pilot. Survivors include his wife of 65 years Beverly J. Bennett of Southport, his son Stanley D. (Donna) Bennett, Jr, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, two daughters, Debi (Larry) Newton of Bentley Creek, PA, Brenda (Jack) Brewer of Elmira, three grandchildren eight great grandchildren, brothers, Fred (Carol) Bennett of Tampa, FL, Alton (Darlene) Bennett of Warsaw, NY, a sister-in-law, Sharon Bennett of Big Flats, several nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister Lillian Doane and his brother Harold Bennett. Funeral services and inurnment with military honors will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/2/2020


JESSIE LEE BOLT SR., age 77, of Lawrenceville, PA, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Corning Hospital after a long battle with Parkinson's and then dementia. He was born on May 13, 1943 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Harold and Eloise (Smith) Bolt. Jessie was married to Elizabeth (Schoonover) Bolt. He was self employed as a farmer. Jessie is survived by his wife; five children, Joan (Butch) Boop of Mansfield, PA, Michele Hostrander of Cortland, NY, Jesse (Melissa Cook) Bolt, Jr. of Cherry Flats, PA, Harold (Beck Cummings) Bolt of Covington, PA, and Liz (Tom) Tracy of Lawrenceville, PA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a brother, Fred (Kim) Bolt of Mansfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jackson "Jackie" Bolt, Donnie Bolt, and David Bolt, and son-in-law Roland Hostrander. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Parkinson Research Foundation, 5969 Cattleridge Blvd. Suite 100, Sarasota, FL. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


ROBERT S. BORDEN, 80, of Wellsboro, died on Monday, November 30, 2020, at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Robert was born July 28, 1940, in Wellsboro, the son of the late Wayne and Florence (Faulkner) Borden. He married the former Ernestine Patt Kriner on December 7, 2014 and have celebrated nearly 6 years of marriage together. Robert graduated from Wellsboro High School, Class of 1958. He worked as a machinist for over 45 years, with more than 30 years at ABC Gaines, Inc. and retired from HM Automotive, Wellsboro. Robert was a talented musician, who loved to play his steel guitar. He enjoyed sailing and was an avid hunter. In addition to his wife, Ernestine, Robert is survived by a son, Robert Borden, a daughter, Robyn (Robin) Smith, a brother and best friend, George (Reita) Borden all of Wellsboro; step-sons, Larry Kriner of Trucksville, PA; Don Kriner of Burnsville, NC; and Joseph Kriner of Covington, PA; grandchildren, Jay (Ashley) Smith, Joseph Smith, and Kyle (Brittany) Borden, great grandchildren; Sophie Smith, Ryder Smith, and Emelia Borden and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Robert was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne Borden, Jr. and Charles Borden and a sister, Thelma Losinger. Due to COVID- 19 restrictions, there will be no visitation. A celebration of Robert's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/3/2020


EDWARD C. BOSTWICK, 59, of Waverly went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 4, 2020 from complications of COVID-19 after beating Leukemia over a year ago at Roswell Park in Buffalo, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Winifred Staples Bostwick; and his father-in-law, Edward Vogle. Ed is survived by his soulmate and love of his life, Corky Bostwick of Waverly; his “boys” Diesel and Lou; his siblings, Maria (Fred) Shrimp of Rome, Pa., Gary (Donna) Bostwick of Sayre, Virginia Temple of Waverly, Michael (Shawn) Bostwick of Nichols, Leslie (Yvonne) Bostwick of Waverly, Richard (Marsha) Bostwick of Apalachin, Donald (Roberta) Bostwick of Smithboro, Kevin Bostwick of Endicott, Patrick (Laurie) Bostwick of Candor and James Bostwick of Waverly; sisters-in-law, Kim (Kerry) Root of Smithboro, Margo (Dan) Ayres of Tioga Center, Kelly (Mike) Kelley of Rome, PA; mother-in-law, Marietta Miller of Smithboro; special nieces & nephews, Brittine Owen, Kyle Bostwick, John Harding, Gabriella Ayres, Caleb Nichols, Martina Ayres and Matthew Nichols; along with numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. Ed was born in Waverly at the Tioga General Hospital on January 26, 1961. Ed met Corky at Southern Tier Auctions on Shepard Road in 1976 and were married on June 16, 1984. Ed began his towing career after the blizzard of 1993. Ed and Corky purchased Huckles Towing in Waverly on January 1, 2000 and went on to build the business to what it is today. He was and always will be the Tow master. Ed loved the challenge of the towing industry and enjoyed collecting antique signs, having poker parties, all the family gatherings, riding 4 wheelers and traveling with his friends. Ed had a “humble heart,” and was always giving to the community and his friends and family. Ed always considered his past and present employees to be like family. When we think of Ed, he was strong, committed, hardworking and kind. The family would like to send a special “Thank You” to Dr. McCarthy, nurses Laura and Alexis, his Physician’s Assistant, Molly and the Class of 2017 BMT at Roswell Park in Buffalo. Also, a special “Thank You” to our operations manager, Michael Nichols, for being there when we needed him most. A time of calling will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. A funeral service to honor Ed’s life will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY with Pastor Bruce Vanderpool officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Ed’s name to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY, Waverly/Barton Fire Department, 94 William Donnelly Parkway, Waverly, NY or Kevin’s Guest House, 766 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 12/7/2020


MERLE E. BROWN, JR., "Butch", age 67, of Troy passed away at home on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 with his loving family at his side. Butch was born March 15, 1953 in Blossburg son of the late Merle E. & Iris (Vail) Brown; Sr. He attended Troy High School and he and the former Linda A. Vargson were married March 4, 1972 and celebrated 48 years together. Butch was retired from his family contracting business B & B Construction. In his spare time he could be found hunting and driving his classic cars to many area car shows. His bucket list car was his 1955 Chevy Bel Air Convertible and he also owned a 1937 Chevy Coupe, 1951 Chevy and a 1985 Monte Carlo. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his loving family and friends. Surviving are his wife Linda A. Brown of Troy, a daughter Michell “Missy” Brown of Troy, a brother, Merton (Peggy) Brown of Troy, four sisters, Marcy Karge of Troy, Pauline Brown of Troy, Tracy (Craig) Seeley of Troy, Helen Curry of Granville, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was pre deceased by his parents, a son Michael Brown on Dec. 8, 2015 and a brother Dick Brown. In following with Butch’s wishes funeral services are private and under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Memorials in Butch’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA or to the Troy Town Cruisers, c/o Mr. James Blackwell, 21398 Route 14, Troy, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 12/17/2020


BURROWS -CYNTHIA L. BACON, age 56 of Westfield passed away at her home on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Born August 27, 1964 in Tioga County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles L. and Margaret P. (Rice) Burrows, Sr. Cindy was a certified nursing assistant, loved woodworking, baking for others, quilting and many other crafts. She is survived by her husband, James R. Bacon; 4 brothers, 2 sisters and many nieces and nephews. Per her request, there will be no public services held. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. -Funeral home obit


JOHN JOSEPH CABUCCI, 85, of 103 Second Street, Towanda, passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 15, 2020 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, due to the COVID-19 virus. John was born and grew up in Sayre where he attended Sayre High School. In early years he was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, PA and Waverly, NY. On Oct. 1, 1967, John married the former Dixie King. Together they operated Dixie’s Town & Country New & Used Furniture Store in Towanda with John serving as store manager. John was a man of great faith and was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda. John was a dedicated member of Lodge Roma Madre No. 1342 Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in Sayre and was a social member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post in Towanda and the Towanda American Legion. He was a former member of the Towanda Elks Lodge and the Waverly Moose Lodge. John loved to play Top Board Shuffleboard and Bocci Ball. He also loved to play pitch. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Dixie Cabucci, their sons, Dana John Cabucci of New Albany (and wife Maureen) and Marc Anthony Cabucci of Towanda. John has three beloved grandchildren, Johndiano and Dixierina Cabucci, and Ryan Cabucci. His grandchildren brought great joy to his life. John was always a family man and loved his sister-in-law, Rhea Johnston of Towanda; special nieces, Kathy Fisk of Wyalusing and Karen Donovan of Towanda; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and very good friends, Joe Cole and Kayne Worthington. In addition to his parents Ettore & Florence Cabucci, John was predeceased by his son Vincent Brian Cabucci (on Feb. 9, 1988) brothers, Tommy and Lawrence Cabucci; and sisters, Yolanda Rossi, Mary Mustico, Helen Daddona, Anna Marie Dennis, and Edith Brennan. All services will be private. -Towanda Daily Review 12/24/2020


CAMPBELL -MAROLYN Campbell COLE, 83, of Sayre, PA passed away on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Marolyn was born on March 10,1937, to Edward and Mildred Campbell in Sayre. Marolyn was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Arthur E. Cole, on March 26, 2018; her parents; and her brother, Clair Campbell. She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Jenny) Cole of San Diego, CA, Brian (Kelly) Cole of Tioga Center, NY and beloved daughter, Amy Cole of Canton, PA; grandchildren, Andrew (Lauren) Cole, Dr. Alex Cole, Daniel Cole, Erin Cole; great-grandson, Calvin Cole; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Marolyn was a 1955 graduate of Athens High School. She was a loving caretaker who opened her heart and home to any family member who needed it. She also dearly loved animals and in addition to dogs, cats and birds, she enjoyed owning horses, goats, geese and ducks. She also enjoyed genealogy and was an avid and valued member of the Bradford County Historical Society for many years. She was awarded the Historian of the Year award in 2008. The family would extend a special thank you to the staff and friends at Sayre Personal Care Center for their loving care and support over the last few years. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Martha Lloyd Community Services at 66 Lloyd Lane, Troy, PA. Due to COVID concerns, there will be no calling hours at this time. A memorial service may be held at a later date. -Towanda Daily review 12/8/2020


CASEY -NONA DE BRUIN, 82, beloved wife of Willem "Bill" de Bruin, of Elmira, N.Y., passed away Wednesday evening, December 23, 2020 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Besides her husband, surviving are; children, Cathy (Bob) Hammond, Luann Schllenberger, Dan and Denise Lewis, step-children; Maria (Tom) de Santo, Jake (Terri) de Bruin and Cory de Bruin, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and a brother, Edward (Marianna) Casey. Maintaining to Nona's wishes they're no services.  in lieu of flowers donation may be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital. (Born April 27, 1938) -Pepper Funeral Home obit


CLAPPER -DONNA MARIE Clapper ADAMS HARVEY passed away peacefully on Thursday December 10, 2020 at home surrounded by her children. Known to many as “Mama”, Donna was born on Clapper Hill January 17, 1938 to the late Daniel and Sylvia Clapper. Donna was preceded in death by her first husband Kenneth E. Adams, brother Douglas Clapper, brother Daniel and wife Rita Clapper, sister in law Patt Clapper and daughter in law Kathy Adams. Survived by her siblings Madge Kershner and husband Allen, brother Dennis Clapper and sister-in-law Virginia Clapper, Donna leaves behind five children and their spouses; Steve Adams, Julie and husband Richard Bishop, Gina Button, Lena and husband Scott Newhart, Michael and wife Jennifer Harvey. She was a wonderful grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Donna had an array of passions in life, but her love of music and Elvis never went unnoticed. Often referred to as “Songbird”, Donna was an extremely talented self-taught musician. Throughout her lifetime, it wasn’t uncommon to see Donna singing and playing bass guitar on stage for several bands from Laceyville to Scranton and beyond, as well as family reunions and events. Donna worked hard raising a family, and held several jobs before retiring as a manager from Walmart in Tunkhannock, and moving in to care for her father Daniel until his passing. Donna’s love of gardening and cooking was a beautiful blessing to those she loved, always generously offering an open door for dinner. An avid dog lover, Donna had several “babies” that she enjoyed sharing ice cream with and taking care of throughout her lifetime. She battled breast cancer and came out a survivor. With her infectious laugh and contagious grin, Donna’s dry sense of humor with absolutely no filter will surely be missed by many of those that loved her dearly. Due to the current circumstances, funeral arrangements have been kept limited and private to just immediate family. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main St., Laceyville, PA. -Funeral home obit


CARL A. CLARK, age 78, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at UPMC Williamsport. He was born on March 4, 1942 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Fred and Vera (Brill) Clark. Carl was married to Bonnie J. (Finch) Clark. He worked as a mechanic and was member of Draper Baptist Church. Carl enjoyed reading. Carl is survived by his wife; a son, Tim (Dawn) Clark of Montoursville, PA; a daughter, Nancy Nicholson of Nescopeck, PA; four grandchildren, Kayla, Braeden, Levi, and Sydney; and a sister, Bertha Potter of Troupsburg, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents. In honoring Carl's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


CORY -LINDA LEE SAVOY DODGE, 67, of 10556 State Route 514, Monroeton, Franklin Township, PA passed away Wednesday evening Dec. 23, 2020 at her home. Linda was born in Sayre, PA on Aug. 6, 1953 a daughter of Gertrude and Howard Cory. She was a graduate of Sayre High School with the Class of 1971. Linda was employed by various places throughout her life including the Bradford County Manor and the Troy American Legion Post where she served as a bartender for a number of years. Linda also worked as a waitress and provided personal home care for others. Linda enjoyed memorable times spent with her husband Bob and friends at the Granville Tavern. She loved going to Tioga Downs and attending yard sales. She was always willing to give of herself to help others. Linda is survived by her beloved husband, Robert P. “Bob” Dodge, father-in-law, Paul Dodge and wife Mary, children, Melinda and Mike Austin, Julie Falsey, Ted (Sabrina) Falsey, step daughter, Bethany Dodge, sisters, Diane (Jake) Pysher, Barb (Mike) Savoy-Bennett, brothers, Gary (Barb) Savoy, Brian Cory, Tim (Deb) Savoy, Eric Savoy (Victor), grandchildren, Shane and Carter Austin, Jaid Falsey, Brooke Mickey, Bailey Carey, Brynleigh Carey and Ryland Carey, great granddaughter, Ivory Rose Hartman, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and her furbaby “Leo”. Linda loved spending time with her special friends, Bonnie, Margaret, Diane, Debbie, Lillian, Lee, Pauline and Suzy along with all other friends at the Granville Tavern. Linda was predeceased by her parents and special sister-in-law, Mary Beth Dodge. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Resident Activities Fund, 15900 Route 6, Troy, PA in memory of Linda. -Towanda Daily Review 12/27/2020


FREDERICK E. CRANDALL, (Fred), 81, of Gillett, PA passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 at the Sayre Healthcare Center. He was the loving husband of the late Phyllis M. (Anderson) Crandall who passed away June 20, 2007. The couple married Jan. 28, 1968 and had 39 happy years together. Fred was born on April 7, 1939 to Elmo F. and Vera May (Freeman) Crandall and was a graduate of East Smithfield High School. He was a farmer and a Union Carpenter for Local #577 in Horseheads, NY. Fred loved to travel the local countryside visiting and taking care of family and friends. Fred is survived his children Todd E. Crandall and Tami (Jerry) Forbes, both of Gillett, his granddaughters Kayla Forbes Bastinelli and Tonia Forbes Young, his great grandchildren Haylee Young, Braxten Bastinelli, Colton Young, Blake Bastinelli, and Owen Melens, his step son Jon Becker of Elmira, NY, step daughter Kim Becker of Horseheads, NY, step granddaughter Alisha Robbins Talmage and her children. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Phyllis, and his former wife Nila Jane Crandall. Family and friends are welcome to gather for a viewing from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Contributions may be made in Fred’s memory to the American Cancer Society1948 E. 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 12/20/2020


CURRIER -KATHERINE A. CHILSON, 89, of Towanda, passed away peacefully on Dec. 10, 2020, of her Stepdaughter and Caretaker Julie Schmeckenbecher, Liberty Corners Rd, Towanda. Katherine was born on Sept. 3, 1931 the daughter of Carl J. and Ruby Raymond Currier of West Cornwall, CT. Katherine was the widow of Clifford John Chilson of Towanda. Katherine loved knitting, reading and taking care of her home. Katherine is survived by her children, Keith Carr of Torrington, CT, James Carr (Teresa) of Towanda, Donald Patton of Teresa, NY, Deborah Bourque of Torrington, CT, stepchildren, Julie Schmeckenbecher of Towanda, Clifford Chilson (Gretchen) of Towanda, Cathy Marcy of Homossassa, FL, Daniel Chilson (Mary) of Towanda, She is also survived by her two brothers, Frederick L. Currier (Donna) of Connecticut and Reggie Currier (Dorothy) of Florida. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren and nieces, and nephews and cousins. She was preceded by her parents, a sister, Barbara Giriomon, two brothers, Carl D. Currier and Roy A. Currier and a stepson, David L. Chilson. Caring assistance is being provided by Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 12/11/2020


NANCY ELIZABETH DAYTON Ed.D., 75, May 30, 1945 — Dec. 5, 2020, Nancy Dayton grew up in Towanda, PA. After graduating from Towanda High School she attended Duke University School of Nursing where she received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1967. In June 1967, she married Charles B. Herron, M.D., whom she met during her nursing training and with whom she had two children. Nancy practiced as a public health nurse before having children. In 1972, Nancy settled in Jackson, TN. Nancy began teaching at Union University’s College of Nursing in 1979. Nancy loved all aspects of education. She loved teaching. She also loved learning and being a student. She continued her own education while teaching. She received a Master’s Degree of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee in 1982. She then went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Science from Memphis State University in 1986. Nancy culminated her education by receiving a Doctorate in Education from Memphis State University in 1992. While advancing her education, Nancy also advanced her career. Nancy taught at Union University’s Jackson, TN campus for many years. Nancy moved to Germantown, TN and continued teaching at Union’s Germantown campus. Nancy served as Chair and Associate Dean from 1993-1997. Nancy retired from Union in 2010. While she loved her students and her coworkers, she wanted to spend more time with her grandchildren. After retiring, Nancy moved to Knoxville, TN to be closer to family. Nancy is survived by her children: son, Mark D. Herron M.D. (and his wife Fairlie Scott Herron) of Montgomery, AL and daughter, Deborah H. Malone (and her husband Bryan Malone) of Knoxville, TN. Also surviving Nancy are her grandchildren Ellie Herron, Scott Herron, Drew Malone and Maggie Malone, her brother Lang Dayton, her nephews Jeff Dayton and Todd Dayton (and his wife Christina Mangurian) and her cousins Lisa Dayton, Laurie MacLaren Ludwig, and Jamie MacLaren. Nancy was preceded in death by her mother Jean McLaren Dayton and her father Lyford Lang Dayton. Nancy was a deeply religious member of Christ United Methodist Church and a frequent visitor at Graystone Presbyterian Church, both in Knoxville, TN. Nancy also was an active member of the MENSA Society and avid and deadly bridge player. Nancy loved to spend time with her friends, family and cats. She was a voracious reader who never stopped learning. Nancy also loved to travel. She was able to visit 49 of the 50 states. She also traveled abroad to locales such as Tahiti, Europe and Costa Rica. She was a likable and cheerful presence who was unpretentious, tolerant, and kind to others. She generously donated her time to friends and family and her money to favored charities. Nancy was the type of person who could blossom wherever she was planted. Her family is confident she has added her beauty to the Lord’s Garden in Heaven. Nancy’s death was unexpected and her family is reeling from the sudden loss. Memorial Service Plans are incomplete at the moment. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to: The Lang Dayton Germantown Nursing Endowment Scholarship Fund, Union University, 1050 Union University Dr., Jackson, TN or Christ United Methodist Church, 7535 Maynardville Pike, Knoxville, TN. -Towanda Daily Review 12/10/2020


EDWARD J. DELINSKI JR., age 84, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at The Laurels in Wellsboro. He was born on September 27, 1936, the son of Edward and Mary Delinski, Sr. Edward worked as a dispatcher for Putnam Company. He enjoyed ice fishing. Edward is survived by his sons, James (Mary) Delinski of Covington, PA and Edward (Tami) Delinksi III of Liberty, PA; two daughters, Elizabeth "Beth" Maser of Williamsport, PA, and Maurie (Dave) Hepler of VA; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and a sister, Tina (John) Eckart of Harrisburg, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents. In honoring Edward's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


DODGE -MARLENE Y. Dodge KENNEDY age 69 of Millerton passed away Thur. Dec. 3, 2020 in the loving care of her family following a long battle with Alzheimer's. Born on Oct. 7, 1951 in Wellsboro, PA. Daughter of the late, Edgar & Helen Wilson Dodge. Predeceased by sibling, Richard Dodge. She married Terry Kennedy in 1971 and they have enjoyed a wonderful life together ever since. Marlene was employed by Home Interiors & Gifts as a sales manager. Her most recent employment was at Happy House Nursery School, West Elmira, NY. She was a member of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church. Surviving is her loving family, husband and companion, Terry R. Kennedy; their children, Shawn Kennedy, Pine City, NY; Joel (Sue Williams) Kennedy, Millerton, PA; and Stacey Nemier, Elmira, NY; four grandchildren, Calvin, Alexis, Tayler, and Lillian; siblings, Sharon Dodge, Gary (Lisa) Dodge, and Kurt (Kay) Dodge; nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Private graveside services will be held. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/6/2020

FARRER -LINDA R. DOUD, age 73, of Mansfield, PA passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at her daughter's home in Millville, PA. She was born on January 24, 1947, the daughter of John and Marieta "Peg" (Goodwin) Farrer. Linda was married to the late Philip "Denny" Doud. She worked as a case worker for Tioga County Human Services before moving to Muncy. Linda was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church and enjoyed gambling and spending time with her family. Linda is survived by her sons, Mark (Trish) Hutchinson of MD, and Matt (Deanna) Doud of Jersey Shore, PA; a daughter, Cheryl (Tim) Steward of Millville, PA; eleven grandchildren, Ashley, Preston, Dennis, Christian, Carley, Caydance, Marissah, Carson, Ethan, Jake, and Jaxon; two brothers, Jerry (Mary Katherine) Farrer of Mansfield, and James (Mary) Farrer; and nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, John Farrer. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses. -Funeral home obit


MATTHIAS FRANCIS FENNELL, SR., "Matt" age 92 of El Paso, TX formerly of Elmira, N.Y., died peacefully December 4, 2020 at his El Paso, TX`, home surrounded by loving and devoted family. An Elmira native, Fennell was the son of Matthias and Catherine (Shields) Fennell. His family was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic parish. He attended Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School and Elmira Catholic High School, then served with the U.S. Army in Japan, attaining the rank of Corporal. He graduated from the University of Scranton in 1952 and worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, eventually managing its Horseheads, NY manufacturing facility. In 1977, Fennell moved with his wife, Ann (McLaughlin), and their 10 children to El Paso, where he opened the corporation's first assembly plant, Componentes de Iluminacion, in Juarez, Mexico. In that role, he became a trusted advisor to young managers, engineers, and fellow Juarez plant managers until his retirement in 1994. Fennell was a man of strong faith, devoted to his church, his family. He and Ann were married for 64 years. Through his life, Fennell amassed a wide and multigenerational circle of friends with whom he shared his love of books, music, and sports, especially golf and the New York Giants. Fennell had a life-long passion for Ireland, his father's birthplace. In Elmira, he was active in the Catholic school system and the Knights of Columbus. Fennell was the last living charter member of the Msgr. John J. Lee Division Ancient Order of Hibernians, based in Elmira. Today, the chapter endures with more than 400 members. While Fennell lived in El Paso for more than 40 years, his attachment to Elmira never waned. When his children were still young, he would pilot the family station wagon across country each summer to visit family and friends. In addition to his wife, Fennell is survived by their children, Ann Simmons of El Paso; Molly (Bill) Manchenton of Lowell, Mass.; Matt Jr. (Carla) of Plano, Texas; Julie (David) Smykowski of Elmhurst, Ill.; Sheila (Frank) Castellano of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Tim (Alicia), Kate Carlson, Terrence (Adriana), and Ellen (Raul) Ordaz, all of El Paso; and Alice (Aksorn) Hongthong of Malverne, NY. Also, a brother, J. Peter Fennell, and sister Kathleen "Sis" Fennell, both of Elmira, and 17 grandchildren. Also, in-laws Maynard and Marilyn McLaughlin of Shoreham, VT; Sheila Reeder of Quakerstown, N.J., Richard Bassney of Rochester, NY and Elizabeth Dolan of Sayre, Pa., as well as dear friends Albert Beckman of Santa Teresa N.M., and David and Hannah D'Ottavio of El Paso and Casey Key, FL. Preceding him in death are his son-in-law, Billy Simmons, and in-laws Susan Fennell, Daniel and Cathy McLaughlin, Richard Reeder, Catherine Bassney, Alice McLaughlin, and James Dolan. Contributions in his memory can be made to Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/12/2020


RANDY L. FIELD, 58, of 3689 Old Plank Road, Towanda, PA passed away Monday evening, Nov. 30, 2020 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Randy was born in Towanda, PA on April 26, 1962 the son of Leon E. Field and Marcia Root Field. Randy attended the Towanda schools and was a graduate of Towanda Area High School with class of 1980. During high school, Randy worked at Ames Department Store in Towanda with the school OJT program. He was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 38 years. Randy was an avid NASCAR fan and follower of his favorite race car drivers, Bill Elliott and Richie Evans. Randy loved snowmobiling and leaves behind several snowmobile buddies. He enjoyed eagles, reading and watching television. Surviving are his mother, Marcia Root Field at home, sister, Kathryn G. Field of Towanda; sister-in-law, Theresa Rice Field of Rome, aunts, Lillian and Dick Lake of Endicott, NY, Donna Field of Owego, NY, uncle and aunt, Quinn and Donna Root of Summerfield, FL and several nieces, nephews, cousins, his high school best friend, Rich Hollenback and wife Linda of Illinois, and his rescue companion, Scooter, who rescued Randy right back. He was preceded in death by his father Leon E. Field on May 13, 2011, brother, Jeffrey Leon Field on Sept. 16, 2017, maternal grandparents, Levern and Grace Root, paternal grandparents, Thomas and Helen Field. A private family interment service will be held in Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, PA. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Randy’s memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 12/3/2020


FITZGERALD -SHARON L. SINDONI, "Fitzy" - May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand. Sharon “Fitzy” L. Sindoni, 75, of Waverly passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Geraldine Robinson Fitzgerald; son-in-law, Daniel Kirtley; and nephew, Kevin Crowningshield Sr. Sharon is survived by her children, Tammy Kirtley of Sayre and Kenneth V. (Sharon Mincer) Sindoni of Sayre; siblings, Patricia Flanigan of Nevada, Helen Crowningshield of Nevada and James (Luann) Fitzgerald of Sayre; grandchildren, Kenneth V. (Emily) Sindoni, Alicia Sindoni, Ryan Kirtley and Chad (Heather) Sindoni; numerous great-grandchildren; uncle, Richard (Joyce) Robinson of Waverly; ex-husband, Kenneth R. Sindoni of Waverly; good friends, Daniel O’Shea of Nichols and Veronica Bump of Waverly; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Sharon graduated from the Waverly High School as the Class of 1963 and 1964. She later went on to get her LPN from BOCES in 1993. She enjoyed spending time with her family, her sisters, brother and her many friends. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Sharon will be laid to rest in the spring in St. James Cemetery in Waverly. The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. -Sayre Morning Times 12/1/2020


FOX -SANDRA Fox BAKER, 85, of 21211 CCC Memorial Highway, Emporium, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Born July 8, 1935, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Dr. Louis I. and Beryl H. Fox. On Jan. 22, 1955, in Westfield, she married the love of her life, James E. Baker, who preceded her in death. Sandy and Jim met while they were attending Edinboro University. Aside from raising her family, she enjoyed the time she spent at Cameron County High School teaching physical education as well as her time as a teacher's aide at the Fourth Street School. She happily greeted customers for many years at Wert's and Margie's News and Gifts. However, Sandy was best known for and took great pride in her many years spent lifeguarding and supervising at the CCHS and Sizerville State Park pools. She taught many people to swim in Cameron County and the surrounding area. In addition to swimming lessons, she was a Red Cross certified instructor and helped coach the Emporium swim team. Sandy dearly loved her family and enjoyed spending time visiting them in various places across the country. She spent many hours watching her children and grandchildren play in various sports. She also shared her husband Jim's passion for firearms. The couple were staples at area gun shows where they made many lifelong friends. Survivors include one son, Scott (Kay) Baker of Emporium and three daughters, Kim Farina of Emporium, Kelly (Jeffrey) Wong of Stevensville, Md. and Kerry (Michael) Etchepare of Emporium; a foster daughter, Roberta deRosa of Warwick, R.I.; six grandchildren, Paul (Amanda) Baker; Michael (Nikki) Baker, Abby (Jake) Brown, Paul Etchepare, Kristi Wong and Anna Wong and two great-granddaughters, Jade and Oaklyn Baker. She is also survived by a brother, James (Maryann) Fox of Oneanta, N.Y. In addition to her husband Jim of 62 years, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Nicholas Farina. There will be no public funeral service. The family is planning a private memorial at a later date. As a result of the amazing care and support provided to Sandy and her family, memorial donations in her memory may be made to Penn Highlands Community Nurses Hospice Program, 757 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA. -Wellsboro Gazette 12/12/2020


JOSEPH W. FRAVEL, 79, of Waverly passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Mary Fravel; in-laws, Burton and Lucine Comfort; brother-in-law, Robert Comfort; and oldest granddaughter, Kiersta Marie Fassett. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sandra Fravel of Waverly; his children, Deanna and Robert Fassett, Sean and Karen Fravel, Patrick and Ellen Fravel, Daniel and Mandy Fravel and Joel and Andrea Fravel; grandchildren, Brionna Fassett, Jori, Carlie and Cooper Fravel, Erin Jerger and Olivia Baker, Payton, Jase and Jolie Fravel, Lillie and Kate Fravel; great-grandson, Colton Fassett, who loved his grampy Joe; sister, Teresa Fravel; sisters-in-law, Gayle Comfort, Valerie and Parvin Mensch; special nieces and nephews, Jordan, Arielle and Cole Mensch; along with several other nieces and nephews. Joe graduated from Notre Dame High School and went on to graduate from the New York State Police Academy. He was a police officer in Athens prior to going to the academy. He then began working for the Tioga County Sheriff’s Department until retiring as a sergeant. He then decided he wanted to run for Town Court Judge of Barton, a position he held right up until his death. A time of calling will be held on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 at 1 p.m. at St. James Church, 503 Clark St., Waverly, N.Y., with the Rev. Daniel White officiating and burial to follow in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. -Sayre Morning Times 12/11/2020


FREET -SANDRA D. (Freet) FOUST, 65, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. he was born on Sept. 24, 1955 in Chambersburg, a daughter of the late Ernest and Isabel (Boggs) Freet. She was married to Mark C. Foust for 47 years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro. Sandy is survived by her husband, Mark Foust of Wellsboro; sons, Mark P. Foust of Chambersburg, Nathan (Chelsea) Foust of Norfolk, Va.; daughter, Tawyana Lake of Wellsboro; brother: David (Dixie) Freet of Mifflin; sisters, Leona (Ted) Zentner of Virginia, Romona Freet of Fannettsburg, Lois Sibert of Mechanicsburg, Charlotte Freet of Fannettsburg; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/23/2020


FREDRICK H. FRISBIE, 89, of Spencer, N.Y., passed away Dec. 10, 2020. He was preceded in death, by his wife of 66 years, Nancy (Fice), as well as his parents, Lyman and Gladys Frisbie and brother Bob (Arlene) Frisbie and Dona Stockton. He is survived by his sons Harry (Susan) Frisbie, Ken (Debbie) Frisbie, Cub (Deb) Frisbie, Joe (Anne) Frisbie, Marty (Sue) Frisbie, daughter Vickie (Rick) VanDerpoel and “daughter” Caroline Frisbie, along with his grand/great-grandchildren, Rachael (Dave) Reynolds (their children Rylyn and Ryder), Tom (Oyuki Rosales) Frisbie, Jessica Campolito (her son Jacob), Amy (Bob) Hill (their children Trent and Adysyn), Hillary (Moe) Aponte, Abby (Jason) Gentile (their children Kendall and Maddie), Matt Frisbie, Chad Frisbie (his daughter Becca), Katie Frisbie, and Joseph Frisbie, and numerous nieces and nephews, and many Halsey Valley friends that were like family. He graduated from SUNY Morrisville at 18, in 1949, and went into dairy farming where he remained until he “retired” in 2011. He farmed with his sons, eventually in partnership with Cub. His grandsons, Matt and Chad, continue the legacy of the farm business today. He was a lifelong member of NYS Farm Bureau, and served on approx.. 10 years on the SVE school board in the 70s, and was the last surviving founding member of the Halsey Valley Fire Dept. Fred will be missed by all of us, as he was always upbeat and generous. Services will be in the spring with a Celebration of Life for him and his wife, Nancy. Those who wish may consider a donation to the Halsey Valley Fire Department, 506 Hamilton Valley Rd., Spencer, NY in loving memory of Fredrick. Caring assistance is being provided by Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Inc. 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA . -Sayre Morning Times 12/12/2020


LAWRENCE FULMER, (Larry) 76, of Towanda, unexpectedly passed away Dec. 23, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. Larry was born on Nov. 4, 1944 in Williamsport, to Leo and Verna (Featherbay) Fulmer. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Vietnam War. After serving he met his beloved wife Vickie J. (Waltz) Fulmer. On June 8, 1968 they married and resided in Towanda, where they raised two sons, Brett and Bradley Fulmer. Larry was a respected and loved local businessman. Larry and his brother, Bob Fulmer took over the family-owned business, “Fulmer Brothers Tire Service” where he worked tirelessly for well over 50 years. Larry was known for his kind heart, love for his family, and commitment to the community. He never hesitated to help a person in need, talk to somebody who wanted to talk, or donate to a worthy cause. Larry retired in 2017 to spend more time with his wife Vickie, his grandchildren, and puppies (Ollie and Zoey). Larry’s family includes his loving wife of 52 years, Vickie J. Fulmer; sons Brett Fulmer (Elizabeth Firestine), Bradley Fulmer (Melinda Whyte-Littick), daughter in law Theresa Bennett Fulmer, Grandchildren, Breycin Fulmer (Miranda Isabell), Kaylee Fulmer (Matthew Bartholomew), Chase Fulmer, Colby Fulmer, Addisyn Fulmer, Ashlyn Fulmer, and Sorren Fulmer; great-grandchildren, Emmett Bartholomew, Salem Fulmer and James Basil Melville, Brother, Robert “Bob” Fulmer (Vicki Fulmer). Larry was also survived by his Aunt Delores, many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends Debbie and Daryl Johnson. Larry was predeceased by his parents Leo and Verna Fulmer, Uncle Dale Fulmer. Due to the current pandemic and restrictions in place the family is planning a small memorial with immediate family only. It is known that Larry touched the hearts and was loved by many. Friends may show their respect through calls, small visits, cards or donations made to the American Heart Association, East Smithfield Animal Care Sanctuary in Larry's honor or just doing an act of kindness for someone in need to carry on the kind heart Larry had. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, PA is assisting the Fulmer Family with arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 12/27/2020


GREEN -Mrs. KATRINA M. GARDNER, age 66 from Dushore passed away on Thursday December 10th 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital. Katrina was born August 10th 1954, in Sayre, Pa. She was the Daughter of the late Donald T. and G. Rita Muller Green. She graduated from Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 1972. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education in 1976 with a minor in Psychology from Marywood University and a Reading Specialist Degree from Bloomsburg University in 1978. She loved being a teacher and continued to do so after retirement at home with her granddaughter. Her passion later in life was camping, fishing and watching her granddaughter play softball. She met and married Richard D. Gardner on August 18th 1980 at Gardner’s Inn. They just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Katrina was a member of St Basils Church in Dushore. She was a former teacher of local schools. She finished her career as an educator at Red Rock Job Corp as the GED testing administrator. She is survived by her husband, daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, 3 brothers, 2 sister-in-law’s an aunt and uncle. Richard D. Gardner of Dushore, Kateri M & Michael E Viveiros of Dushore. Emilia M Viveiros of Dushore. Raymond J. and Terry Green of Waterford, Maine, Robert D. and JoAnn Green of Dushore, Richard M. and Cindy Green of Dushore, Gretchen Green of Athens, Linda Gardner of Forksville, Paul Muller of Dushore, Marie and Phil McDermott of Eagles Mere and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Ronald T. Green of Athens, PA on May 17th 1994. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to one of the following organizations: Sullivan County Booster Club, Po Box 161, Laporte, PA, Sullivan County Little League, 1286 Rosenberry Hill Rd., Dushore, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. -Funeral home obit


TIMOTHY PARKER HAWTHORNE - No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it and only God knows why….. Our hearts were broken on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 with the unexpected passing of our beloved Timothy Parker Hawthorne, 39, of LeRaysville. Tim was a loving son, brother, father, uncle, cousin, nephew and a loyal friend. Tim was born on June 8, 1981 in Sayre, a son of Brian and Judith Hawthorne. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 2001. Following graduation, Tim joined the workforce at National Pipe & Plastic where he has been a faithful and dedicated employee for 19 years. He was recently promoted to Blending Manager and was so proud of that accomplishment. He took great pride in his job. Music was healing therapy to Tim, he was often requested to DJ at many weddings and parties. His children Dayden and Cherish made his heart sing. He enjoyed spending time with his children listening and introducing them to all genres of music. They were his pride and joy. A day was complete when Tim would take Dayden and Cherish “mudding” and 4-Wheeling thru the hills of LeRaysville. He was a big kid at heart, and will be remembered as a jokester. A family gathering was made all the brighter when Timmay was there, whether it was spinning the tunes or making a person smile, even in the toughest situation. He will be greatly missed by his parents, Brian and Judy (Baldwin) Hawthorne of LeRaysville, two children, a son Dayden Hawthorne (13) and Daughter Cherish Hawthorne (11), three brothers, Eric (Fawne) Baldwin-Hawthorne of Rome, Jonathon (Linda) Williams of Woodland Park, Co; and Alexander (Holly) Hawthorne of Owego, NY, two sisters, Miriam (Alan) Home of San Mateo, Ca and Vicky (Chad) Culbertson of Endicott, NY, his paternal grandparents, Shirley Graham and Gordon Hawthorne, two nieces Ayla and Allison and one nephew Parker, several aunts and uncles also survive. Tim was welcomed into heaven by his maternal grandparents Frances and Parker (Elson) Baldwin and his uncle, Everett Baldwin. A period of visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Appropriate precautions will be taken for public health concerns when at the funeral chapel to include wearing masks and social distancing. A private family service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. A bonfire and time of sharing memories and laughter will also be held to celebrate Tim’s 40th birthday on the weekend of his birthday. The family extends their sincere thank you for all the condolences. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to his children c/o First Citizens Community Bank, 960 Main St., LeRaysville, PA in loving memory of Timothy Parker Hawthorne. -Towanda Daily Review 12/24/2020


HEATER -DARLENE M. GRAY, 72, of Athens, Pa., passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., following a brief illness. She was born July 12, 1948, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles Earl and Mary (Wilson) Heater. Darlene loved Elvis. She liked to do Sudoku puzzles. Darlene enjoyed playing online bingo and slot games and playing cards. She liked watching old movies and the Hallmark Channel and game shows. Her sister Dawn will miss their daily phone conversations. She was a 1969 graduate of Waverly High School. She is predeceased by her father Charles Earl, her mother Mary (Wilson) Heater, her stepmother Irma (Grover) Earl, her mother’s husband Melvin Heater, brothers Charles and Gary “Skip” Earl, sister Kathleen Earl, and many aunts and uncles. Darlene is survived by her children John (Amber) Gray of Ulster, Peggy (Eddie) Pelchy of Athens; grandchildren James, Trisha, Kendra, Nikki, Austin, Alex, Ryan, Chris, Makenna, Natalea, Tyler, Emma and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Danny (Darla) Earl of Athens, sisters Dawn McCartney of Ashtabula, Ohio, Bonnie Reynolds of Sayre, Georgie (Danny) Hawken of Elmira, Susie (Ken) Raymond of Vestal, Cindy (Denny Riddell) Roupp of Randolph, N.Y., Penny (Jim) Rockett of Waverly, Lugene (Donnie) Chamberlain of Mainesburg, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Greater Valley Assembly of God and will be announced at a later date. The family is being cared for by Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Darlene’s memory to the Ridgebury Volunteer Fire Company, 13238 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA . The family would like to say a very special Thank You to the doctors, nurses and staff of 9 South at the Robert Packer. Arrangements are entrusted to Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Athens, Pa. -Sayre Morning Times 12/8/2020


JOHN WARREN HILL, "Jack", 59, of Cleveland, N.C., died on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 at Atrium Health Cabarrus as a result of COVID-19. Born April 8, 1961 in Tioga County, Waverly, N.Y., he was the son of the late Jack Hill and Theresa Angelo Morrow. Mr. Hill was a retired machinist and proud U.S. Navy veteran, navy-code (NEC-6417), who served on the USS MIDWAY (CV 41) ’79-83 and U.S. Army Reserve ’93-94. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at Gordon Funeral Chapel, 1904 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, N.C. The family will receive friends following the service. The family requests those in attendance to please wear a mask. John was a loving husband and father who loved spending time with his children and hanging out with his buddies at Pro-Dyno. John was an avid motorcycle and car enthusiast; Mustangs and Jeeps were his most recent endeavors. John was a loyal friend who always had your back. He enjoyed traveling home to Waverly, spending time with Scott, his longtime friend who was like a brother. Survivors include his wife Laura Armstrong Hill; step-dad George Morrow; three children; John Kelly and his wife Rachel, Dustin and stepson Bo; two granddaughters; one niece, one nephew, a sister Kelly, her husband Mark and brother Jeff. The family wishes to thank the Health Care Heroes in the COVID ICU at AH Cabarrus; their compassion and commitment to their patients and family members was exemplary. Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory is caring for the Hill Family. -Sayre Morning Times 12/17/2020


LEROY R. HOOVER JR., 74, of Rome Twp., passed away early Sunday morning, Dec. 13, 2020 at the Robert Packer Hospital, following a lengthy illness and complications. He was born on Dec. 11, 1946 in Williamsport, PA a son of the late Mary (Reynolds) and LeRoy R. Hoover Sr. He grew up in the Picture Rocks and Hughesville area until enlisting into the Air Force in April of 1966, where he was a Military Police Officer.  LeRoy was a Vietnam veteran but also served in Bangor, Me and in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He met his wife, Linda, on a blind date and they were married Nov. 27, 1971. They just celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary and his 74th birthday. LeRoy was employed at Tioga Foundry in Owego, NY; Iroquois Foundry in Waverly, NY, Ajax Foundry in Sayre, PA and Masonite Corp. in Wysox, PA. Complications from Type II diabetes caused him to retire early. He enjoyed hunting and fishing when able. He was a life member of the VFW Asylum Post 6072, life member of Amvets Post 187 in Wysox, a member of the American Legion in Towanda and a former member of the NRA. LeRoy was an avid fan of his sons’ baseball games and became an umpire for several years. He treasured the time spent with family and his friends. LeRoy is survived by his wife, Linda, at home; sons Franklin Hoover and John (Nicole) Hoover; three granddaughters, Elizabeth, Audrey and Rachel. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Cayce Doane; a nephew, Aaron (Jennifer) Doane, their son, Nathaniel; a niece, Emily and her children, Silas and Sonja; and a niece, Angela. He was predeceased by his father, LeRoy R. Hoover Sr., and his brother, Larry G. Hoover in 1985; and his mother, Mary R. Hoover in 2006. Abiding with the family’s wishes, there will be no viewing hours or funeral service. Those who wish, may kindly consider a memorial contribution to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN or by visiting -Towanda Daily Review 12/15/2020


PHILIP J. HORTON, 64, of Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Paul L. and Mary (Datres) Horton. Surviving are a sister, Mary Grace Neugebauer (Gerald) of Cresson; a brother, Michael Horton (Mary Grace) of Altoona; a sister-in-law, Judy Horton of Harrisburg; nieces and nephews, Susie Horton, Dorothy Sloter (Barry) and Tammy Jo Stine (Todd), all of Altoona, Gena Neugebauer in Texas, Jerry Neugebauer III (Eunice) in California, Gretchen Snyder (Ben) in Virginia, Greg Neugebauer (Erin) of Ebensburg, Paul Horton (Devon) of Cranberry Township, Chris Horton of Altoona; and many great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, David Horton and Raymond Horton; and Raymond’s wife, Arlene. Phil never met a stranger and leaves behind several good friends in the Waverly/Valley area. He was a 1974 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona. He worked many different jobs, including Leprino Foods, car sales and other businesses in the Valley. Philip loved his pet cats, music, singing karaoke and drawing beautiful, intricately designed pictures. He will always be remembered for his laugh, humor and his ability to delight others, especially his nieces and nephews, and of his enjoyment of family reunions. He loved attending concerts and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Due to COVID-19, a private family visitation will be held and a funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for immediate family only. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements are by the Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. -Sayre Morning Times 12/16/2020


HUMMEL -JUDY A. BELZ, 76, of Tioga, passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born on July 26, 1944 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of Daisy (Stone) Hummel. Judy was the wife of Carl "Jim" Belz. Judy is survived by her husband; a son, Michael Belz of Tioga; a daughter, Robin (Jeff) Knapp of Tioga; four grandchildren, Jeffery (Kaitlyn) Knapp, Jessica (Todd) Bailey, Cassie (James) White, and Carrie (Isaac) Howe; and nine great-grandchildren. Judy was preceded in death by her mother; a daughter, Karla Belz Waller; and a brother, Duane Harvey. In honoring Judy's wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, 725 Gee Rd, Tioga, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. -Wellsboro Gazette 12/8/2020


INGALLS -STELLA Ingalls SAYLES, 89, passed away peacefully in Hamburg, N.Y. on Dec. 16, 2020 due to complications associated with COVID-19. She was born Oct. 25, 1931 in Covington to Clayton and Sylvia Beebe Ingalls. She met her husband, Ralph R. Sayles in Buffalo N.Y. He preceded her in death in 2014. Stella loved her family and always said that her most favorite thing in life was being a mother. She sewed doll clothes and children's clothes She enjoyed crafts and sharing them with others. She baked wonderfully and enjoyed having dinner ready every night for the family. She shared so much knowledge with her children of these life skills that it will be easy for them to keep her in their hearts forever. She loved her grandchildren with all her heart and was so proud to be a grandmother of twins. Stella had many friends and business associates who appreciated her wit, prose and leadership. She was well recognized for her numerous articles in various publications. Most notably DODA (Door and Operator Dealers Association). She thoroughly enjoyed writing and was proud of her accomplishments. Stella believed in living by 'The Golden Rule' and honored it every day. Stella is survived by her three children, Susan Jane Sayles, Lori Ellen (Sayles) MacWilliams and Mark Edward Sayles; her grandchildren, Michael Thomas and Jessica Anne MacWilliams as well as her nephews and nieces, whom she loved dearly. Preceding her in death are her six brothers and sisters, Victor Ingalls, Raymond Ingalls, Fred Ingalls, Rosaleen Dushoff, Ruby Zeafla and Wilma Froebel. At her request, no service will be held. Her ashes will be buried next to her brothers Victor and Raymond and sister, Wilma, near her mother and other family members in the Homer Cemetery, Inez, Coudersport, Potter County, this spring. If you would like to send a donation in her memory, please send to your local animal shelter or The Humane Society of the United States. -Wellsboro Gazette 12/22/2020


ROBERT SCOTT JACK, age 89, of Meads Creek Road in Painted Post, NY died Saturday, November 28, 2020 at his home. Bob was born on March 31, 1931 in Elmira, NY to Clyde and Dorothy (Frederick) Jack. He married Marlene Brown on October 23, 1970 at Watson Homestead. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School in 1950. He served in the National Guard from 1947 to 1991 and retired as Major. He worked for Corning Incorporated and retired in 1993 as maintenance supervisor. Bob is well remembered as a big jokester, always having something funny to say or a funny remark. Bob loved all of his family very much and really enjoyed spending time with them. He was a cherished member of his family. On October 23, 2020, Bob and Marlene celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing and being outdoors. He went on many fishing trips to Canada that started many years ago with his good friend, Bud, and they would go ice fishing and take yearly trips to Canada. After his friend passed, he continued to go on these yearly fishing trips there with his sons. He also went fishing in Alaska twice with his friend, Kenny. Bob was involved with the cub scouts and served in the Concanoga, Southeastern and Andaste Trail District. He received the W. Hanford Curtiss Memorial Award Citation for his many years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Mutual Vigilance Society since 1957. Bob was a longstanding member of the East Campbell Volunteer Fire Department, holding several offices including Chief and President. He was even named Fireman of the Year. Bob was a member of the Coopers Plains Community Church. He is survived by his wife, Marlene; daughter, Lisa Clark of Breesport, NY; sons: Robert (Carole) Jack II of Mineral, VA, Jeff (Jane) Jack of Pine City, NY, and Christopher (Donna) Jack of Wyalusing, PA; step son, Jeff (Edwena) Potter of Flower Mound, TX; sister, Sharon Keough of Horseheads; grandchildren: Gary, Eric, Jeff II, Mandy, CJ, Crystina, Stephanie, Kalyn, Greg, Henry and Parker; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his sister, June (James) Heatley, and his brothers-in-law, James Heatley and Danny Keough. Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 4th from 2 - 5 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 5:00 PM. All current COVID-19 restrictions will apply. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Bob's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/2/2020


TIMOTHY L. JENNINGS SR., 62, of Monroeton, PA passed away on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy, PA. He was born on Nov. 30, 1958 in Troy, son of Phillip and Arlene (Smith) Jennings of Monroeton. He was a 1977 graduate of Troy High School and was a milk truck driver for Pelton Trucking. Tim was a John Deere and antique model car collector, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Tim is survived by his parents; his loving wife, Barbara R. (Lee) Jennings; his children, Amy Melssia (Bucky) Benscoter of Laceyville, PA and Timothy L. (Natalie) Jennings Jr. of Millerton, PA; his grandchildren, JayLynn Lee Jennings, Peyton Ann Jennings, KayLynn Hope Benscoter, Timothy L. Jennings III and Neil Jered Benscoter; his siblings, Daniel (Jenny) Jennings of Franklindale, Pennsylvania, Dawn (Thomas) Chaapel of Monroeton and David (Brenda) Jennings of Canton, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Tim was preceded in death by a baby he and Barb had. A memorial service will be at the convenience of Tim’s family at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 12/22/2020


ROBERT D. JONES, born April 4, 1938, to Bessie and Seth Jones in Barbours, PA., died December, 17, 2020 at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease and dementia. After retirement from Montoursville School District as custodian, Bob and Betty enjoyed many camping trips with Huntingtons and trips by car and plane to see family and friends. He was a member of the Lycoming Valley Baptist Church since 1989 and had served as trustee and usher in times past. Besides his wife of 33 years, Betty Jo (Huntington) Jones, he is survived by his daughter, Robbin Robbins, of Hughesville; step-children, Sue Masters Vanderpool and her three girls, Ashley and Amy Vanderpool and Amber (Lamoine) Grow, of Indiana; Sidonna Masters Lillo and her three children, T.J., Tyler, and Samantha; James Masters, of Williamsport and his wife, Angline and their children, Luseane, Elenoa, Solomone, and James; also, brother, Arnold Jones, of Horseheads, NY., and sister, Myrtle Reeder, of Montoursville. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Myron and Charles and a sister, Marian Jones. There will be a walk-thru viewing on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3-4:00 p.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, PA. Following Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines, masks and social distancing will be required. Burial will be private in Babours Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to Lycoming Baptist Church, 4980 Lycoming Mall Dr., Montoursville, PA or Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, PA. -Funeral home obit


KELLY -PATRICIA A. Kelly LAMB, 70, formerly of Wyalusing Township, passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, 2020 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Patricia was born in Brooklyn, NY on Oct. 18, 1950 the daughter of Robert V. Kelly and Marie Martin Kelly. She was employed by the Pemberton Township School District as a teacher’s aide for many years until her retirement in 2006. Surviving are her children, Robert A. Scott Sr. and wife Connie of West Henrietta, NY, Kelly-Ann Scott Kilcollins and husband Nathan of Browns Mills, NJ, John V Scott III of Wesley Chapel, Fl, Timothy G. Scott of Louisville, KY, Kevin P. Lamb of Elmira, NY, Michael W. Lamb of Springfield, VA, Amy J. Lamb Johnson of Wyalusing, and numerous grandchildren. In addition to her parents and brother John “Jack” Kelly, Patricia was predeceased by her husband, Kevin G. Lamb on Feb. 25, 2015. Service and Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. -Towanda Daily Review 12/13/2020


MICHAEL PATRICK KENT, age 63 of Big Flats, NY passed away November 21, 2020. Mike, a longtime resident of Big Flats, retired as a Big Flats water plant operator in 2014 Mike, an avid outdoorsman enjoyed fishing, hunting and will be dearly missed for his wonderful sense of humor and his love of family. Mike is survived by his loving and devoted wife Jill, son Shawn Kent (Kristen Clauss), grandson Colton Kent, dog Sysco. Brothers William (Dottie) Kent, Robert Kent (Gail Lauderbach), Louise Kent, John (Betsy) Kent. Sisters, Mary Ann (Craig) LaMont, Patricia Kent, Kathleen (Douglas) Ouweleen. Life long friend Tom Tokar. Mike was predeceased by parents Orville & Marion (Young) Kent, son Kaydon Kent, brother Donald Kent. Our family will hold a private celebration of life in 2021 to honor Mike's treasured impact on all the lives who had the pleasure to know him. The family kindly requests donations be sent to the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, NY. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/15/2020


KING -MIA LYNN King PARKS, 67, of 476 Fairview Road, Troy, West Burlington Township, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 at the Bradford County Manor. Mia was born in Sayre, on Aug. 13, 1953 a daughter of Miles and Janet Braund King. She was a graduate of Troy High School with the Class of 1972. On July 27, 1974 she married Rodney Parks at the Wetona Methodist Church. Mia loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed the outdoors, attending archery events with her husband, Rodney, and trips to The Windmill Farm & Craft Market near Penn Yan, NY. Mia loved being near the water and going to Seneca Lake. She is survived by her husband Rodney, son and daughter-in-law, Derek and Jenny Parks, grandchildren, Alyssa and Garret Parks, siblings, Randy (Sabrina) King of Troy, Chris King of Quakertown, PA, Thane (Rhonda) King of Candor, NY, Eric (Tammy) King of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Kelly (Jackie) King of Waverly, NY, Kyna (Brad) Hoose of Shermandale, PA, Shana (Chad) Spencer of Troy, Cody (Amber) King of Troy, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Burton and Sandy Parks of Troy, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Steve and Doris Parks, Lorraine and Jerry Meyar, Rick and Virginia Parks, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mia was predeceased by her son, Daren James Parks on April 21, 2001, father, Miles King on Jan. 8, 2002, mother, Janet King on Oct. 9, 2012, and mother-in-law, Joan Parks on June 24, 1980. A funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 at 12 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. -Towanda Daily Review 12/24/2020


DREW KLINE, a long-time resident of Tunkhannock PA, died on December 3, 2020, with his loving wife Naomie by his side. Drew was born on December 14, 1956 in Glen Rock, PA to Lynn Sellers Kline and Dale Kline. He graduated from Susquehannock HS in 1975 and began his career in the Army as a Medic. Drew was one of the first graduating classes of the Physician Assistant Program in the Army. Drew worked at Proctor and Gamble in Tunkhannock PA from 1985 to 2012, when he retired. Drew loved to hunt and fish and travel with family and friends. He went on many adventures, the more rugged the better, to hunt mountain goat, bear, caribou, elk, moose, and deer. Drew was a tough as nails type of guy who never wanted help, but who wanted to support and help everyone he loved. He was preceded in death by his wife Catherine Kline and daughter Orlena Kline, who are welcoming him with loving arms now, his maternal grandparents Bruce and Sabrie Sellers, and his paternal grandparents Millard and Sadie Kline. Drew is survived by his loving wife Naomie, daughter Nicole Kline, mother and stepfather Lynn and Skip Wingard, father Dale Kline, brothers Mark Kline and Forrest Yingling, and Uncle Bryan Sellers, grandchildren, Gavin Haller and Connor Haller. Family and friends are invited to attend Drew’s funeral service which will be held on Saturday December 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657. A viewing will be held from 12:00 PM until the time of the service on Saturday. Interment for family and friends will be held on Tuesday December 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM from the Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery, Hanover St., Glen Rock, PA. COVID 19 restrictions will require all attending to socially distance and wear face coverings. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Boone and Crockett Club directly online at: -Funeral home obit


KOENNEMANN -GENEVIEVE LOUISE DEPAUW, 95, of Overton, PA formerly of Paramus, NJ passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 at the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home, Wyalusing, PA. Genevieve was born at home in Hackensack, NJ on Feb. 28, 1925 a daughter of Edward and Jenny Falato Koennemann. As a youth she attended a 4-room schoolhouse until 8th grade and was a graduate of Hackensack High School. In early years, Genevieve was employed by Wrights Aeronautical and helped to make the B29 Bomber which dropped the atomic bomb during World War II. In later years she worked as a telephone operator and was co-owner of Bill’s radio & TV Repair in New Jersey for many years until retirement. Genevieve was a 25-year member of the Paramus Volunteer Ambulance Corps where she served as the first woman Captain. She taught first aide and CPR for the Red Cross and always donated her fee to the Paramus Ambulance Corps. Genevieve was formally honored as Paramus Woman of the Year and was active in the Paramus VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Genevieve enjoyed square dancing and in early years participated competitively in several states. She also enjoyed traveling abroad, attending auctions, playing cards, riding motorcycle and snowmobiles. She was a wonderful cook, a friend to many, and loved all animals. Genevieve purchased her home in Overton, PA in 1957 where she retired in 1982. Surviving are her sons, Frank DePauw and wife Donna of Port Orange, FL, Richard DePauw and wife Eunice of Overton, Emiel DePauw Jr. of Midland Park, NJ, grandchildren, William DePauw and his fiancé Samantha Boh, Keith DePauw and his girlfriend, Erin Surcouf, Allysa Schultz and her boyfriend, Aaron Alexander, a great granddaughter, Emery DePauw. In addition to her parents, Genevieve was predeceased by her husband, Emiel F. DePauw in 2001, son, Michael A. DePauw in 2007, brother, Howard Koennemann, sister, Florence Corso, and special nephew, Leonard James Wohlrab. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. -Towanda Daily Review 12/27/2020


JAMES WILLIAM KRAPF, 79, of Sayre, Pa., passed away peacefully on Monday morning, Dec. 14, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born April 17, 1941 in Tamaqua, Pa., son of (late) James and Mable (Steffy) Krapf. James attended Coaldale High School and then attended The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, graduating in 1963. James was a pharmacist at Fays, Eckerd Drug and Rite Aid in Athens before retiring. Everyone will remember him as “Big Jim” and he was very active in his children’s school activities. James married the love of his life, June, on Jan. 26, 1963. James and June were married for 57 wonderful years where they created an amazing family. James was an active member of the Valley United Presbyterian Church. He loved to travel and go camping. James had great joy in trains; he has a large train platform in his garage that he would run for his children and grandchildren. James was a loving, supportive and caring husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and member of the community. His passing comes as a tremendous loss and he will deeply be missed by all who knew him. James is survived by his loving wife, June, and fur baby Angel; children, James W. Krapf II (Missy), Joel Krapf, Jodie Krapf, Janet Thompson (Brian), Jennifer Altieri (Jason) and Judy Riley (Patrick). He was blessed with 13 grandchildren, Michael, Ashley, Samantha, Brandon R., Brandon T., Kendall, Kyrie, Madison, David, Payton, Emily, Ameilia and Witten. James was predeceased by his parents, sisters Betty (PA) James and Jean (John) Yanik, nephew John Yanik and fur babies Gizmo and Taya. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, family will be having a private ceremony. Family is planning to have a celebration of life on his birthday in April 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Valley United Presbyterian Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Services, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. -Sayre Morning Times 12/19/2020


KRYSTOFF -ANTOINETTE M. DAVIS, 90, of Wellsboro, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 at UPMC-Wellsboro. Antoinette was born Sept. 2, 1930, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Wozniak) Krystoff. She was the wife of the late Samuel Davis. Antoinette was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and worked in housekeeping at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro. She enjoyed her daily walks, watching baseball, and visiting with her grandchildren. Antoinette was a great cook. Left to cherish her memory are her son, John (Melissa) Davis of Wellsboro; her niece, Nancy (Irv) Buettner; her nephew, James Krystoff; grandchildren, Chad (Vanessa) Davis, Kimberly Johnson, Shannon Davis, Ashley (Dave) Belanger and Stephanie (Brian) Egli; great-grandchildren, Destinee Watkins, Branson Watkins, Carson Belanger, Kayleigh Johnson, Karissa Johnson, Neva Oldham, and Ella Davis. In addition to her parents and husband, Antoinette was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Davis, a daughter, Mary Jane Costley and six brothers, Joseph, Paul, Ray, Stanley, Steve, and Edward Krystoff. Due to COVID- 19 restrictions, a celebration of Antoinette's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. -Wellsboro Gazette 12/24/2020


JAMES E. LEE, JR., "Jim", 93, of Athens, Pa., passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on August 15, 1927, in Towanda, Pa., the son of the late James and Grace (Smith) Lee. Jim worked as a Machinist for Ingersoll Rand, Athens, until his retirement. He was a member and volunteer firefighter for Litchfield Township Volunteer Fire Company and an EMT with Greater Valley EMS. Following his retirement, he volunteered in the X-Ray Department of Robert Packer Hospital. Jim loved boating and working on small engines for boats. He was a member and deacon at North Waverly Chapel, Waverly. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 72 years; Grace C. (Granger) Lee, daughter; Virginia Oliver, two brothers, and his sister. James is survived by his son; John Lee of Durango, Colo., daughter and son-in-law; Karen Lee-Benjamin and Jack Benjamin of Waverly, N.Y., son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Mae Lee of Phenix City, Ala. and daughter Mary Miller of Las Vegas, N.V., several grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the spring and will be announced at a later date. The family is being cared for by Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the Litchfield Township Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 144-J, Sayre, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 12/9/2020


RANDY SCOTT LEWIS, age 53, of Dushore, passed away peacefully from COVID complications on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 9, 2020, at the Williamsport Hospital with his loving family at his side. Randy was born on April 29, 1967, in Williamsport, a son of Charlotte N. Lewis and the late Delbert A. Lewis. He graduated from the Sullivan County High School, a member of the class of 1985. Upon graduation he worked at 97 Lumber Company in Estella, for Calvin and Dave Beinlich. He then began his career in 1989 at Taylor Beef Packing Company now known as Cargill in Wyalusing. Randy was a 30 plus year veteran who worked in the Shipping/Freezer Department. He was also in charge of the EMO trailer and that’s where he got involved with delivering food for the food pantry. He was the Sullivan County Food Pantry coordinator at the Cargill plant. Randy met his wife, Terry when they were in grade school, and they continued their friendship and later started dating in 1987. He finally made her his wife on Aug. 19, 2000. They celebrated 20 years of marriage this year but have 33 years of making tons of treasured memories. They raised three beautiful children, Carissa, Cory, and Carly. While the kids were growing up, Randy became involved in coaching t-ball, little league, and was the assistant baseball coach. He was always their biggest fan cheering them on at their softball, basketball, and baseball games. Randy’s son Cory, started participating in demolition derbies in which Randy became heavily involved with for the next 15 plus years. He was always there to lend a helping hand to whoever needed it when they were in the pits. He enjoyed the simple things in life, like taking the dogs for a ride, and going for ice cream and to look for deer. He also enjoyed mowing lawn, plowing snow, and tinkering in the garage with the guys. Camping was another joy and he was known to enjoy a Budweiser now and again. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. He held a special love for his grand furbaby, Macy. He also took his two brother-in-laws, Jon and Jordan under his wing when they needed him most. He was a big Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Lakers fan where his family had to hear him yell at the TV more than a few times. Randy had a new love in his life, his first grandchild, Trenton. He spent every chance he could with him. They had a special bond right from the start. Trenton always chose his Grampy over anyone else in the room. Randy was loved and well known by many, many people. He was called the mayor of Dushore, because wherever he went everyone knew him. He was there for anyone that needed help, no matter how big or small and he never hesitated. He had a smile that lit up the room and he loved to always joke and tease, but he always made everyone’s day better. He was an awesome son, husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, son-in-law, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. Surviving are his wife, Terry L. Lewis at home; son and daughter-in-law, Cory and Kayla Lewis, Dushore, two daughters and a son-in-law, Carissa Pedro and Mike Snow, Dushore, Carly Lewis (DeVaughn) at home; grandson, Trenton Allen Lewis, Dushore, mother, Charlotte Lewis, Hillsgrove; brother, Richard (Becky) Lewis, New Albany, sister, Shannon (Dominick) Annulli, Turbotville, Tanya Lewis, Factoryville, mother-in-law, Cathy Rohe Pedro, Dushore, three brothers-in-law, Richard (Antoinette) Pedro Jr. Dushore, Jonathan Pedro, Dushore, Jordan Pedro, Dushore, sister-in-law, Catrina Ayers, Dushore. He is also survived by numerous aunts and uncles and also by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father; Delbert A. Lewis on April 27, 2010; and his step-father, Tony Gavitt in 2017; a brother; Rodney Lewis in 2006; and also by his father-in-law, Richard Wesley Pedro Sr., on June 2, 2019. Family and friends are invited to the viewing on Sunday, December 13, 2020, at the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Private Funeral Services with family only will be held on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ronald L. Dyer, officiating. Interment will follow in Old Zion Cemetery, Dushore. The funeral service will be live streamed on Facebook under Homer Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be sent to Sullivan County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 55, Dushore, PA in loving memory of Randy Lewis. Towanda Daily Review 12/12/2020


THOMAS EDGAR LINCOLN -  On Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, Thomas Edgar Lincoln died in Webster, N.Y., at the age of 79. Tom was born in Waverly, fourth of five children of Marion Redman Lincoln and Leon L. Lincoln Jr. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jan, son Michael, and grandsons Nathan and Matthew, all of Webster, N.Y.; brothers, Fred (Maureen) of Albany, N.Y., and Jon of Sayre Pa.; sisters Barbara (Donald) Park of Waverly and Joan (Robert) Aronstam of Bloomsburg, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews, who adored him. Tom was recently predeceased by his sister-in-law, Barb Sickler Lincoln. His quick wit, easy manner and gift of storytelling endeared him to his family and friends. Tom grew up on Moore Street in Waverly, a block from Shepard Hills Golf Club, where he and his brother Jon caddied in their youth. His love of golf persisted, and he became an avid and accomplished golfer. Reading was a favorite pastime; especially history and anything to do with Abraham Lincoln (Abe being his sixth cousin five times removed!). Tom and his close friend Jim Newman (originally from Sayre), headed to Rochester to look for employment in the 1960s. Tom was hired by Eastman Kodak, where he was employed for over 30 years. Upon retiring from Kodak, he worked at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Rochester, N.Y., for several more years. Tom was a graduate of Waverly High School, Class of 1959. He enjoyed attending his high school reunions and reconnecting with old friends. He earned an Associate Degree from Monroe Community College. Tom was an avid Penn State Football fan and with season passes, attended games along with his brother Jon for many years. Interment will be at Webster Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association. -Sayre Morning Times 12/23/2020


LONG -HARRIET JANE GLEASON, "Hattie", 91, of Pennsdale, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at UPMC Susquehanna \/ViIliamsport. Harriet was born on March 29, 1929 in Unityville and was the daughter of the late Owen C. and Veda E. (Myers) Long. She married LeRoy S. Gleason on October 22, 1949 and shared 41 years of marriage. Hattie’s world revolved around her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who affectionately called her "Beesh". And of course, the dogs that also held the family status. Harriet was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Pennsdale. She was very family and community oriented. Harriet was very supportive of the Pennsdale Fire Company. She was president of the auxiliary for many years. She drove ambulance and took special pride in preparing and serving food at the firemen’s carnival. She was a co-owner and manager of The Head Acres Dairy for many years. She enjoyed entertaining her family and friends at her favorite entertainment spot "The Veranda". Hosting class reunions, the Hughesville Rotary Club of which she was a member, and various social events. Harriet is survived by one daughter: Elizabeth "Betsy" A. (Nelson Allen) Yerg of Montoursville, two sons: James "Jim" O. (Kathy Fox) Gleason of Pennsdale, Irvin C.L. (Katherine) Gleason of Pennsdale, a sister, Lois Gilot of Woodlands, TX, five grandchildren; Chad Yerg, Kristi Blackwell, James "Jacob" Gleason, Joshua Gleason, Jillian Harm on, four great grandchildren; Kilee Yerg, Katie Yerg, Kamdyn Gleason and James Gleason  In addition to her parents, Harriet was predeceased by her husband LeRoy S. Gleason on February 27, 1991 and by a brother George Long. Family and friends are invited to Harriet's 12 noon graveside service on Monday, December 21 at Twin Hills Memorial Park, 3332 Lycoming Mall Drive, Muncy, Dan Robbins officiating. In Harriet's memory, memorial contributions may be made to UPMC Palliative Care, for the efforts of Rose Mattie Ace and Dr. Karl Ahlfwede 1100 Grampian Blvd. 3rd Fl. Williamsport, PA or to the Hughesville Rotary Club P.O. Box 1 Hughesville, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to McCarty~Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. -Funeral home obit


ROBERT S. MCCARTHY, 56, of Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. He was born on July 6, 1964 in Blossburg, a son of Nina M. (Bostwick) McCarthy and the late Robert B. McCarthy. He was employed for over 35 years at the Wellsboro Electric Company, enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Wellsboro Fire Department where he was a former assistant chief and known as "Thunder." He is survived by his mother, Nina McCarthy of Wellsboro; son, Joshua (Robin Bowen) McCarthy of Wellsboro; daughters, Jenna (Christopher Robinson) McCarthy of Harrisburg, Jessica McCarthy of Wellsboro; brother, Todd (Missy) McCarthy of Morris; sisters, Cyndy (Al) Brown of Wellsboro, Karen (Jeff) Potts of Minersville, grandchildren, Amelia S. McCarthy and Addie L. McCarthy and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -Wellsboro Gazette 12/5/2020


SANDRA O. MCCOY, age 78, of West Union Street, Canton, PA, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 at the Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice Services, Williamsport, PA. She was born in NY, NY on February 9, 1942 daughter of the late Oliver & Mary (Brown) Hackett McCoy. She was retired from New York State where she was employed as an office manager for the New York State Department of Labor. She found great joy working in her gardens and flower beds. Survivors include a cousin Maria Guzman of Syracuse, NY and her dear friend and caretaker, Darin Jennings of Canton, PA. Funeral services are private and interment will take place on her family plot in Montour Falls, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr., Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. -Funeral home obit


MERRICK -MARTHA M. SULLIVAN age 77 of Erin, NY passed away on Wednesday December 2 , 2020. Martha was born August 31, 1943 in Jamestown, NY the daughter of the late Paul and Helen Lucille Morrell Merrick. She was also predeceased by her infant daughter Michelle Ann Sloan and her son Edward W. Sloan as well as her sister and brothers-in-law Nancy and Leland "Billy" Penhollow and Thomas Jenkins. Martha was a retired employee of Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY. Martha loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Martha is survived by beloved dog Cash ; her children: Howard J. and Patty Sloan II of Penn Yan, NY, Cynthia and James Dillon of Marshall, Michigan , Phyllis and Doug Vickers of Atlanta, Georgia, John L. Sullivan and Michelle Ballings of Millport, NY and Crissy Sullivan of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren Michael and Ashley Dillon, Andrew and Teresa Dillon, Joseph and Amanda Martin, Jennifer Jones , Michelle and Adam Travis, Thomas Phillips III, Stephanie and Timothy Mucci, Katelyn Sloan, Kelsey Sullivan, Justin Evans, Megan Sullivan and Brady Metcalf , 12 great grandchildren; long-time companion Joseph Kosalek; sister: Deloris Jenkins of Horseheads, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Paul and Gracie Merrick of Colorado (Paul passed away the day following Martha's death on December 3, 2020); several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Wednesday December 9, 2020 from 4-6 PM. A Time of Remembrance and Reflections of Martha's Life will follow calling hours. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/6/2020


MIHALIK -IRENE ANN FIORE, age 88, of Browntown, (formerly of Scranton) passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 at her daughter’s home where she had been residing for the last three years. Irene was born on Feb. 20, 1932 in Simpson, the daughter of the late Michael and Johanna Mihalik. She attended Fell Township High School in Simpson. She married Michael J. Fiore, Sr. on Aug. 22, 1949 and together they celebrated 60 years of marriage until his passing on June 22, 2010. Irene was employed as a Seamstress at DIC in the Petersburg Section of Scranton. She was also employed with Marywood University in the Housekeeping Department. She was a member of the St. Rocco’s Church in Scranton, for many years and became a member of the Calvary Chapel in Browntown, after moving in with her daughter. Irene was a very helpful person. She loved to take care of her children and grandchildren. Her family was her life. Irene is survived by her children and spouses, Michael J. Fiore, Jr. (Tina) of Gouldsboro, PA, David J. Fiore (Debbie) of Throop, PA, and Debra Fiore Millard (Isaac) of Browntown, PA; her grandchildren, Brooke and Mia Fiore of Throop, PA and Victoria Fiore of Scranton, PA; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Mihalik of Moosic, PA; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings and spouses, Jayne Garnecki (Frank), Mary Scotchlas (John), Andy Mihalik, and Michael Mihalik (Rose). A Funeral Service for Irene will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 at 12 noon from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, with Pastor John McAndrew of the Calvary Chapel officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Family Cemetery in Throop, PA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date after the new year at the Calvary Chapel. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic all friends and family who attend the visitation and service at the funeral home will be required to wear face protection. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Irene’s name to the Calvary Chapel Well Fund, 44936 US 6, Wyalusing, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 12/10/2020


DOUGLAS E. MOORE - A limb has fallen from our family tree that says grieve not for me, but remember the best times, the laughter, the song, the good life I lived while I was strong …. With his family at his side, Douglas E. Moore, 65, of Orwell Township, Rome, PA passed away on Sunday evening, Dec. 13, 2020. Doug was born on March 16, 1955, a son of Norma (Gore) and the late Clarence E. Moore. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 1973. Following graduation, Doug was employed by Osram-Sylvania/GTP where he continued to work for over 40 years until he retired in 2011. On July 16, 1977, Doug married Susan King and together they welcomed two sons Aaron and Dustin.  A life-long resident of Orwell, Doug had a passion for hunting and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He  loved to be able to spend time at the pond, reflecting on life’s greatest blessings. Following retirement and to keep busy, Doug formed many friendships while working at Stateline Auto — he always looked forward to attending local car shows. Doug will be greatly missed by his wife of 43 years,  Susan K. Moore; his son and daughter-in-law, Dustin and Jenn Moore; his mother, Norma Moore; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Linda Moore, Brad and Kathy Moore; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Madeline and Kenneth King Sr.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and Steven Allen. Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Doug was predeceased by a son, Aaron Douglas Moore; his father, Clarence Moore; paternal grandparents, Charles and Fern Moore; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth King Jr. Abiding with the family’s wishes, services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one’s choice in loving memory of Douglas E. Moore. -Towanda Daily Review 12/15/2020


FREDERICK M. MORGAN, (Rick) age 63 of Westfield passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  Born August 27, 1957 in Blossburg, PA, he was the son of the late Morris "Ed" and Shirley (Hanes) Morgan.  Rick liked to fish, do search a words and being around people; he always had a smile on his face.  He is survived by his sister, Deborah Bruce of Westfield; his brother, Robert Morgan of Potter Brook; nieces, Julie (Randy) Ballard and Amy Kendall; nephews, Travis and Ray Madison and Jeremy Morgan and several cousins.  A memorial service will be held at a later date in the summer.  Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. -Funeral home obit


MICHAEL J. NEDLEY, 50, of Troy, passed away Dec. 6, 2020. Mike was born on Jan. 7, 1970 in Blossburg, and is the son of Mary M. (Trick) and Ronald E. Rockwell of West Burlington. He was a 1990 graduate of Canton High School and was a truck driver for Fenton Trucking in Wysox. He enjoyed camping, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his grandchildren and family. Mike is survived by his parents Mary M. (Trick) and Ronald E. Rockwell, his partner of 19 years Carrie Douglas, his son Tim Gelnett of Hughesville, PA, his step daughter Lori Hubler of Troy, his grandchildren McKenna and Calum Hubler, his brothers: Ronald (Missy) Sentiff of Alba, PA, Loren (Dorey) Nedley of Wyalusing, PA, Matthew (Cherry) Nedley of Ft. Smith, AR, and Jason Rockwell of Rome, NY, his sister Ashley (Howard) Walker of Gillett, PA, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Preston and Margaret Trick and G. Eugene and Nora Rockwell. A future memorial service will be at the convenience of Mike’s family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy. -Towanda Daily Review 12/10/2020


MARK I. OSTROWSKY, 54, of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of Wyalusing, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 at Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie due to complications of COVID-19. He was born in White Sulphur Springs, NY, on April 11, 1966. He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in 1984. He then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 1985 until 1989 where he achieved Sharpshooter status. Mark worked for many years alongside his father at Always Ready Excavating. Most recently, he was employed with Culligan Water Systems. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially deep-sea fishing. He also enjoyed his Harley and barbequing chicken for his friends and family. He loved taking his mother to the “Cino.” Mark is survived by his loving parents, Chester and Mary Ostrowsky of Wyalusing; his sisters, Cheri (Bob) Holecek of Palm Coast, FL and Kim Ferrara (Todd Dorman) of Herrickville; his niece, Haley Ferrara of Binghamton, NY, and nephew, Frank M. Ferrara of Little Meadows; aunts, uncles and cousins; also, his special friend, Tina Salsman of Port St. Lucie, and his buddy, Rocky. There will be no services at this time. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Yates Funeral Home, 1101 S US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL.-Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 12/2/2020


MICHAEL JAMES PATTTERSON, 64, of 1382 Laurel Hill Road, Towanda, PA passed away Tuesday evening, December 15, 2020 at his home following declining health. Michael was born in Sayre, PA on December 29, 1955 a son of the late John Leroy Patterson and Barbara Mahoney Patterson. He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School with the Class of 1974 and in early years was employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox. Michael later moved to Houston, TX where he was employed as a maintenance supervisor technician for apartments and town homes. A number of years later, Michael returned to Towanda to reside and was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation until he chose to retire to provide care for his wife, Stacey who was recovering from a motor vehicle accident. Michael was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed working on vehicles, attending NASCAR races as he was an enthusiastic NASCAR fan and being of assistance to others when they needed help. Michael was very devoted to his family. He was a social member of the Beirne-Webster VFW Post in Towanda. Michael’s family includes his wife Stacey Hosler Patterson, their children, Jacquelyn Chandler and husband Korey of Burkburnett, TX, Taylor Dallas and husband Greg of Chagrin Falls, OH, Chad Michael Patterson and wife Stacey of Franklindale, PA, 8 grandchildren, his siblings, Charles Patterson and wife Tina of Wyalusing, John Jake Patterson of Florida, Gerry Lou VanDyne and husband Dave of Texas, Joseph Patterson and wife Donna May of Towanda as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in memory of Michael James Patterson. -Towanda Daily Review 12/18/2020


FRED R. PAZZAGLIA, age 79 passed away at his home in Rutland Township on Dec. 17, 2020. He was the son of Romolo and Italia Pazzaglia. He was preceded in death by his brother John and nephew Jimmy Pazzaglia of Columbia Crossroads. He is survived by his wife Jean Jenkins Pazzaglia of Mansfield, PA, his brother Ronald Pazzaglia of Wellsboro, PA and sister-in-law Pauline Pazzaglia of Hanover, PA, several nieces and nephews, as well as many good friends whose lives he touched throughout his life. Fred was deeply rooted in agriculture as a lifelong dairy farmer. He became an accomplished aviator, learning to plot Piper Cub and Cessna aircraft. During his younger days, his need for speed included fast cars, motorcycles and snowmobiles. As a good hand with a wrench, his mechanical skills excelled in the garage. Known for his friendly smile, good nature, funny stories and kind lending generosity, Fred served as a mentor to several youth in the area. He was a sporting man who enjoyed a good game of cards with a friendly wager and interesting conversation. The leagues at Maple Lanes saw him as an avid bowler. Although Freddy has made his final flight in this world, his spirit will live on through the memories in life he has provided to us. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 12/27/2020


FLOYD ARTHUR POST, 84, of Towanda, PA passed away on Dec. 15, 2020 at home. Floyd was born on Dec. 23, 1935 in Towanda, the son of the late Jeffery William Arthur and Ruth Alleen (Shores) Post. Floyd married Nancy Lillian Wilbur on Oct. 5, 1957. Floyd was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1954. Floyd worked as a farm hand, worked at Sylvania and Westinghouse before he found his true vocational calling as a carpenter. Floyd built many houses from foundation to finishing touches, along with remodeling and the like. Floyd also raised Angus beef on his and Nancy’s small farm on Shores Hill. Floyd enjoyed playing guitar and singing his favorite country songs, golfing and wood cutting. Floyd is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughter’s Clara Post of Athens, PA; Diane and husband Jim Shanks of North Towanda, and Judy and husband Dean Melchior of Franklin Lakes, NJ; grandchildren: Amanda and husband Jonathan Stradling of Tokyo, Japan; Justin and wife Loribeth Barden of Fairfax, VA; Jeff and wife, Megan Towner of Towanda, PA; Katherine Barden and Grant Lockhard of Washington D.C.; Andrew Melchior of Mahwah, NJ; and Lauren Melchior of Chicago, IL; Nancy’s sister Ellen and husband Jim Gunn; great-grandchildren: Olivia, Liam, and Wyatt Barden; Sawyer and Lyla Stradling; Rylan Cook, and Eric and Avery Towner; and several cousins, nephews, nieces. In addition to his parents, Floyd was predeceased by his siblings: Helen Mae (Post) Phillips, Carl Ernest Post, and sister-in-law Rena Post and grandson, Eric Jon Towner. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. -Towanda Daily Review 12/17/2020


MICHAEL JOSEPH POLZELLA SR., of Sayre, Pa., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at the Robert Packer Hospital, as a result of congestive heart failure. Michael was born on Sept. 18, 1933 in Sayre, Pa., to Armeino and Mary (Alteri) Polzella. Michael attended Sayre High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1951-1955 where he was stationed in Germany during the Korean War Conflict. Michael took great pride in being a veteran. Everyone will remember him wearing his Korean War Veteran hat anywhere that he went. Michael married the love of his life, Louise Gorsline, on April 20, 1957. Michael and Louise were married for 63 wonderful years where they created an amazing family. Michael retired from the Athens Borough Public Works Department in 1996. He was an avid member of Engine Company #1 Sayre, Protection Hose, in Athens, and the Sayre, Pa., Ambulance Corps. He loved everything about the fire department and took great pride in his position as a ladder truck driver. The love and enthusiasm that he had for the fire department and ambulance corps was passed on to his sons, grandsons and great-grandsons. His greatest accomplishment was passing his legacy and passion of fire service down through four generations of his family. Michael enjoyed spending his free time with his family, going to casinos and scratch-off lottery tickets. Many memories were made with his family on trips to Niagara Falls and other casinos. Michael always looked forward to Christmas, where he was blessed with entire boxes of lottery tickets. The joy on his face every time he opened his special gift will be a special memory for his family. Michael will be forever remembered by his wife of 63 years, Louise, and their rescue dog Sparky; his loving sons, Michael Jr. and his wife Terry, Joseph and his wife JoAnne. Michael loved his daughter-in-laws Terry and JoAnne as his own daughters, grandchildren Michael and his wife Alisha, Stephen and his wife Vanessa, Marie and her husband Richard, Andrew. He was blessed with four great-grandchildren, Nikolas, Nathan, Sophia and Cameron. He is also survived by Terry (Donna) Dixon and family, who he thought of as a third son; sister Filomena (Duane) Bond; sisters-in-law Dolores Wheaton, Harriet Gorsline, Almeda (Ed) Wilmarth; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition to his parents, Michael was predeceased by brothers Angelo, Modestino, Anthony and infant sister Beatrice. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, private graveside services will be held at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary or your local fire department. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. -Sayre Morning Times 12/8/2020


DALE M. ROCKEFELLER - God did not promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way ... Dale M. Rockefeller,  87, a lifelong resident of Warren Center, PA and a hardworking farmer, passed away on Monday morning, Dec. 21, 2020 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Dale was born on April 14, 1933 in Little Meadows, PA a son of the late Manton and Marjorie (Evans) Rockefeller. He was a graduate of LeRaysville High School. Dale truly loved to spend time surrounded by mother nature and tend to the daily tasks on his farm. He was a long-time employee of Warren Township. Country living brought happiness to Dale, whether it was time spent on the front porch waving to those who drove by, or tending to the cows on the farm. Dale is survived by his sister-in-law, Gertrude Rockefeller of Warren Center; his nephews, Dennis Rockefeller and Lynn (Jayne) Rockefeller; several great nieces and nephews also survive. Dale was predeceased by his parents, Manton and Marjorie and a brother, Norman Rockefeller. Abiding with the families wishes, there will be no services at this time. Dale will be laid to rest on the land he so truly loved in the spring. Those who wish, may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Bradford County Humane Society in loving memory of Dale M. Rockefeller. -Towanda Daily Review 12/22/2020 


ROOT -BARBARA MAE ROBINSON - Today, our hearts are broken, by the loss of a beautiful soul. Our beloved Mother, Barbara Mae (Root) Robinson, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Barbara was born on Oct. 16, 1942, the third of six children, born to Carlton and Elizabeth Louise (Depew) Root. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister and her husband Elizabeth “Betty” (Root) Barnum and Edgar Carl Barnum, a grandson Richard Robinson, a great-granddaughter Zoey Eberlin, two granddaughters Nichole Robinson and Crystal Robinson VanDusen, a nephew Cody Root, and a niece Stacey Barnum. Barbara grew up on her parents’ farm, where she learned the value of hard work. When she was 15, she saved a mother and daughter from drowning and later would save her husband after his tractor accident. Barbara graduated from Tioga Central High School, Class of 1960. After graduation she worked for E.J.’s in Owego, got married in July 1964 and from there she worked as a newspaper carrier for over 30 years. During those years she was also a teacher’s aide, cafeteria aide, shop teacher, janitor and, finally, Town Clerk for the Town of Tioga, all while raising six children. She once applied for a position in a school and was told the position would require a college degree. She replied, “I may not have a college degree, but I went through the School of Hard Knocks and graduated with a Degree in Common Sense.” She would have been great at that position had she been allowed to show what she could do. Barbara lived her entire life in the Town of Tioga/Hamlet of Smithboro, N.Y. She did go to Washington, D.C., with her senior class once. She enjoyed the trip but said that that was all the traveling she ever wished to do. Any traveling to see the sights of far off places, she chose to do from the comfort of her living room, by television. She is survived by her husband, George Robinson, of Nichols and their six children, Tina and Michael Coyne, Timothy Robinson (Deb), Daniel Robinson, Deana and Micheal Buffum, Thomas Robinson (Candy), Denise Stocks (Tim), 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and five stepchildren and their families. Barbara is also survived by her siblings William Root, James and Catherine Root, Robert and Beverly Root, Roberta and Donald Bostwick and their families, as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Barbara loved her Lord and she showed that through every facet of her life. She was always willing to help out anyone in need, with no thought of anything in return. She was a wonderful wife and mother, a great cook, cake decorator and party planner; just to name a few attributes, though her list of talents was much longer. She loved flea markets and yard sales and was a collector of cookie jars, roosters, ceramic dolls, and “starburst” pattern glass, just to name a few. She has now begun her journey from this world to the peaceful place she has been promised in Heaven. Her favorite Bible passage was Psalm 23, with some changes.

Mom’s Psalm 23:

The Lord was my faithful shepherd in this life I had on earth: I wanted for nothing that truly mattered.

He gave me green pastures to lie down in;

He led and I followed him beside the still waters.

He restored my soul when I was hurting:

He led me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Though I walked through the valley of the shadow of death, I feared no evil: for he was with me all the way;

His rod and staff comforted and supported me.

He prepared me for life and protected me from my enemies;

My cup was filled and overflowing, always.

His goodness and love and mercy followed me all the days of my life; And now I shall dwell in the house of my Lord forever. Following Barbara’s wishes, her funeral services were held privately, at the convenience of the family. She was buried in the Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to the Tioga Center Fire Department, P.O. Box 185, Tioga Center, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 12/17/2020


SAMPSON -PATRICIA SHAFFER, "Patsy", wife of Weldon “Jake” Shaffer for 56 years, of Canton, passed peacefully on Saturday morning, Dec. 5, 2020, surrounded by loved ones, in the home of her youngest son Nick in Salem, VA. Her life, like that of her husband, impacted an enormous number of Canton residents, students, teachers and friends. Patsy taught Special Education for thirty years at Canton Elementary School, served as president of the local teacher’s union and was a dear friend, substitute mother, and devoted grandmother. Like Jake, Patsy leaves a void that can never be filled. Patsy, North Carolinian by birth, came to Canton with her husband Jake when he was hired as a teacher, and she later earned a college degree and teacher’s certificate of her own — while dealing with three mischievous sons(!) — at (then) Mansfield State College. A fixture (and worried mother) at innumerable Canton Warrior athletic events, Patsy was proud to raise three children in the Canton schools, later achieving local notoriety as a beach enthusiast, world traveler and trivia contest standout. Patsy is survived by her firstborn son Jake and his wife Beth, their children Zeke, Caleigh (married to Austin Gabel), Amelia, and Connor; her second-born son Dan and his wife Kim, their children George and Andrew, and her youngest son Nick and his wife Gretchen, their children Sam, Jake, John, Cami, and Gabe; also, by special friends Carol Morgan, Kathy Kennedy, Clyde Garvine, Doris Ann Bentley, Jill Sechrist and by her “fourth son”’ Jim Reed. In lieu of flowers, her cat Pouncey requests that you make a contribution in her memory to the Bradford County Humane Society. -Towanda Daily Review 12/11/2020


DONALD D. SAWYER SR., age 88, of Elmira, NY passed away on December 6th 2020. Don was born in Elmira on May 14th 1932, son of the late Edward and Beatrice (Martin) Sawyer. Donald was also predeceased by his daughter, Denise Ann Sawyer and grandson, Kevin M. Cicci. Don proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired from Hardinge Brothers Inc. in Elmira Heights after many years of service. Don was survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Beverly; children, Donna Keefe, Debra (Mike) Donovan, Donald (Terri) Sawyer Jr., Diane (William) Beam, Darlene (Paul) Seymour, Edward Sawyer, Dorothy (Rick) Adams, Danny Sawyer, Dolores (Dennis) Carrigan, Dawn (Melvin) Cicci, David (Linda) Sawyer and Dale (Jennifer) Sawyer; 13 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Due to Covid 19, the family will celebrate Don's life at a later date. Arrangements are with the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/8/2020


ROBERT L. SECHRIST, SR., 89, of Williamsport died Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 at the Williamsport Home. Born Jan. 6, 1931 in Liberty, he was a son of the late Frank Sechrist and Leona Melius Krotzer. Robert was a veteran of the U.S Army. He was a truck driver for Smith Truck Line and former owner of the Log Cabin Inn in Sunbury. Robert and his late wife, Virginia, traveled extensively and visited 48 states. He enjoyed gardening and cooking. Robert was friendly, easy going and got along with everyone. He is survived by his children, Robert L. Sechrist, Jr. (Isabelle) of Muncy and Debra J. Sechrist of Williamsport and several grandchildren. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his siblings, Frank Jr., Arnold and Donald Sechrist, Thelma Mase and Mildred Brown. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Wildwood Cemetery. -Funeral home obit


LEWIS WELLINGTON SECULES died December 4, 2020 of COVID-19 after a months-long stay at Muncy Place. Most of the time Lewis Secules was a man of few words. But sitting around the table after dinner, if you got him started on a story from his earlier days, you could count on a full regaling. He told stories of growing up on a farm on North Mountain, where he was born in 1926, to Grover and Myra Secules. Stories of walking miles to school, plowing with a team of horses from age five, sledding in winter, and helping make maple syrup. Shortly before the 1936 flood, the family moved to farm in the Black Hole Valley; he told the story of crossing the damaged Muncy bridge with his father leading a herd of cattle. He graduated from Muncy High School in 1944. As soon as he turned 18, he was drafted into the Navy even though he couldn’t swim before he learned in boot camp and radio school at Sampson Naval Base. He didn’t talk much about his time at a supply base in the Philippines at the end of World War II. A member of the American Legion, he was also a member of the Flight 93 Memorial in later years. He enjoyed talking about courting his wife of 72 years, Maxine Eck Secules. There were tales from several years managing a GLF petroleum plant in Dundee, NY, before they moved back to Pennsylvania to be closer to extended family. Most people in the area probably know him best as the owner, with Maxine, of Secules Custom Kitchens in Hughesville. After learning to design and estimate kitchen remodels at Sears, Roebuck, & Co., he decided to set up his own business to see the process through from design to installation. He hired carpenters, who taught him the installation phase and worked with him for two decades. Hughesville is where he and Maxine raised their five children and where he was Justice of the Peace. As chair of the building committee at Brick Church (St. John’s Lutheran) in Clinton Township, he led the fund drive by installing the kitchen with his son, Tom. He was very active in the church as trustee and Sunday School superintendent. In later years, he moved back to North Mountain, building a house on the property where his mother had been raised. There he served in similar roles at Franklin Fairview United Methodist Church and kept the church and parsonage in good shape. Until their mid 80s, he and Maxine delivered Meals on Wheels to people in the area who were often decades younger. Over the years he became a master woodworker and artisan, creating many treasured items for family and friends. In his later years, he was especially proud of the canes he made from just the right small sapling with a root at just the right angle for the handle. He is survived by a large and loving family: his wife, Maxine; two sisters, Martha Fenstermacher and Shirley Shaner; five children, Teresa (Cary Lepzelter), Tom (Karen), Dale (Emily), Denise Lorson (Bud), and Mike (Jody); fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Two other family members passed away several years ago--his sister, Helen Burk, and grandson, Christopher Secules. There will be a graveside service for local family members, with a celebration of his life to be held when it is safe for far-flung family members to travel again. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA to support Muncy Place or to the East Lycoming Education Foundation, designated to the Christopher T. Secules Memorial Scholarship, East Lycoming School District, 349 Cemetery St., Hughesville, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to McCarty~Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. -Funeral home obit


SVEN AAGE SEALANDER, JR., 90, of Cranberry Lake, NY and formerly of Ulster, PA went to be with the Lord on the 17th of December, 2020 at Saint John’s Home in Rochester, NY. Sven was born on March 2nd, 1930 in Norwalk, CT the son of the late Sven A. Sealander, Sr. and Ella Oberg Sealander who had both immigrated to the United States from Denmark and Sweden. Sven grew up in Katonah, NY and was the valedictory graduate from Katonah High School in 1947 where he also excelled in athletics. While at Katonah, he was awarded a full academic scholarship to attend the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY. Sven graduated Summa Cum Laude from RPI in 1951 with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduation from RPI, Mr. Sealander married his college sweetheart from White Plains, NY, Ruth Violet Hill. One week later the two of them departed for Pennsylvania where Sven began a 34 year career as an engineer and plant manager at the former Sylvania Metal Products Division in Towanda, PA. The young couple raised their family in Ulster where Mr. Sealander became a pillar of his new hometown becoming well known for his volunteerism and community service. Sven served as an Elder in the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church and Superintendent of the Sunday school for 25 years. Sven served as chairman of the Ulster Municipal Water Board where he oversaw the installation and operation of the municipal water system. He served on the school board of the Athens Area School District as well as the Ulster Village Chamber of Commerce. He served as chairman of the Ulster Waterskiing Show which was held annually at the Susquehanna River. Sven spent countless summer hours teaching the youth of Ulster how to waterski. After church services during football season, Sven hosted the neighborhood football game in the side yard of his Ulster home and during basketball season, he spent several nights a week at the Ulster gymnasium involved in community basketball leagues for youth and adults. Sven retired from GTE Sylvania in 1985 and started a labor of love building a retirement home on the shore of Cranberry Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. Sven and Ruth enjoyed a lengthy retirement in the home he built while staying active in the Cranberry Lake community. Sven continued his service to the Lord as an Elder at the Oswegatchie Baptist Church in Oswegatchie, NY where he would fill-in as the church’s pastor when needed. Mr. Sealander is survived by his children which include daughters: Karen Canfield (John) of Elmira, NY, Sandra Mayo of Jacksonville, FL, Jennie Sealander of Star Lake, NY and Constance Vanderhoff of Horseheads, NY, sons; Scot Sealander (Cindy Inman) of Sayre, PA, Carl “Rick” Sealander (Beverly Weddington) of Mechanicsville, Va., Neil Sealander (Patricia Wolf) of Port Saint Lucie, FL and David Sealander of Littlestown, PA; his sister; Ethel Sealander Little of Newburgh, NY; brother-in-law Thomas (Dorothy) Hill of Cato, NY; nieces Tracy (David) Little of Hurley, NY; Kathleen Hill of Cato and Susan Hill (Ron) Dinapoli of Ithaca; nephew Christopher (Marie) Little of Rochester, NY; Thomas (Nicole) Hill, Jr. of Oviedo, Fla. and Andrew (Kerstin) Hill of Sloansville, NY. In addition to his sons and daughters he is survived by twenty-one grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Sealander was pre-deceased by his bride of 67 years, Ruth Hill Sealander, his parents: Sven and Ella Sealander, a niece; Laura Louise Little, a granddaughter; Maureen Genevieve Canfield, a great-grandson; Collen Dean Taylor and his brother-in-law; Charles Hill. -Sayre Morning Times 12/19/2020


GUY SHEDDEN, age 85, of Millerton, PA, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. He was born on June 1, 1935 in East Smithfield, PA, a son of Herbert and Eva (Cory) Shedden. Guy was married to Rita (Baker) Shedden. He was a technical illustrator for Hilliard Corporation. Guy was a member and volunteer of the Millerton and Mansfield Senior Center and a past member of Camera Club and Audubon Society. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. Guy is survived by his wife; a daughter, Kelly Cook of Elmira, NY; five grandchildren, William "Bill" Shedden, James "Jim" Walter Shedden, Shawn McWhorter, Aiden Cook, and Niall Cook; four great grandchildren, Dakota Shedden, Lucas McWhorter, Sheldon McWhorter, and Savannah Carrigan; and a brother, Donald (Valerie) Shedden of Elmira, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Herbert Shedden; three sisters, Shirley Watts, Ann Shoemaker, Jean Pierce; and a brother, Billy Shedden. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Love Church, 3136 Lake St. Elmira, NY. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


SHEFFEY -SUSAN Sheffey GATLIFF made it safely home to Heaven during the early morning of Dec. 6, 2020. Funeral services will be held at Peachtree Baptist Church in Byron, GA on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m., followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. Facial coverings will be required and social distancing should be observed. Rev. Micah Carr will officiate. Susan will be laid to rest in a private graveside burial at Cliett Cemetery. Born in Towanda, PA, Susan was the daughter of the late Edwin G. and Sarah Smith Sheffey, and wife of 52 years to the late William Gatliff. Susan was a graduate of Towanda High School, Wilson College and Georgia College and State University (with additional studies and sunshine at the University of  Hawaii). Susan’s teaching career began at Ramapo High School in New Jersey. Tired of shoveling snow, Susan packed up her Ford Falcon and moved to Florida, where she met William who was working at Cape Canaveral. They married in 1963 and traveled with his job, before making Byron their home. Susan taught at Byron School and Peach County High School, educating students for nearly 25 years. Susan’s steady encouragement and stoic, caring ways served her students, family and community well. She loved seeing her students successful and happy in life. Peachtree Baptist Church provided Susan with solace and purpose for over 30 years. Susan enjoyed her garden, historical novels, twice-daily devotions and time with her dear friends and family. Survivors include her three children, Jay (Debbie) Gatliff of Byron, Greg Gatliff of Byron and Allison Sawyers (Wes) of Warner Robins; three grandchildren, Jessica (Tim) Binkowsky, Zachary Gatliff, Katelyn Funderburk (Nick); her sister, Rebecca Bumsted of Willow Street, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Ms. Jackie Lowe and Mr. Horace Perry (caregivers) and the Central GA Cancer Center team. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peachtree Baptist Church, 1202 GA-247 Connector, Byron, GA or Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Home Foundation. Susan’s life was extended in part due to the generosity of blood donors; for those able to do so, please consider a blood donation. Rooks Funeral Home in Byron has charge of arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 12/8/2020


SHERIDAN -SHEYANN M. HUBBARD age 39 of Beaver Dams, NY passed away at home peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, December 21, 2020. Sheyann was born in Sayre, PA on March 10, 1982, daughter of John and Regina (Becker) Sheridan. Sheyann is predeceased by her father, John and her brother, Shawn Sheridan. Sheyann is survived by her husband, Daniel; daughter, Shawna Hubband, son, Kasey Hubbard; stepdaughter, Mackenzie Seeley; grandchildren, Zeyzivan and Rassenia; mother, Regina Sheridan; mother-in-law, Penny Matthews; brother-in-law, Andy Hubbard. Special friends, Maria Simons and Mike Ayres who have been a tremendous help every step of the way. Also like to thank Waylon Morrell and family, Eric Depue, Fred Smith, Jordan Easling, Bruce Merrill and family for their wonderful support. Sheyann's wish was for no services to be held for her. Arrangements are with the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/23/2020

SICILIANO -MARY FRANCES JOHNSON PROBST - On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Mary Frances (Siciliano) Johnson Probst, 86, loving wife and mother of three, went to be with the Lord. Mary entered this world on February 10, 1934 and was delivered by the Elkland Tannery midwife in a modest apartment on First Street in Elkland; she was the eldest daughter to Santina Palumbo and Joseph Siciliano. Mary was the first of five strong daughters in a large, loving family of eight, and assumed the role of “oldest daughter” with whole-heartedness. She remained strong and vital until her passing. Mary graduated from Elkland High School in 1952 where she was an active member of Future Homemakers of America and was named “Future Homemaker of the Year, “ a title she cherished throughout her life. Mary wed Carroll Edward Johnson on July 2, 1955, father to her three children, Carroll, Timothy, and Michelle. She was predeceased by her first husband, Carroll, in 1970, they were married 15 years. Mary was blessed with a loving second husband, Gary Davis Probst, who had served alongside her first husband, Carroll, in the National Guard. Mary and Gary met at the Horseshoe Inn where they danced for the first time and began a loving journey of 48 years. They eloped to Niagara Falls, NY on December 8, 1973. They celebrated their union with a Ray Charles concert and an evening of dancing. Mary and Gary were a staple to their families and community, anyone who ever saw them together will remember the love and consideration they shared, and all will remember the incredible dance team they were. Mary was the proud owner of Mary’s Country Corner for 40 years where she held craft lessons, sold home decorations, and became known county-wide as “the saddle lady.” Her loving kindness was a vital part of her work. Mary was a deeply spiritual woman who ushered many family and community members through their last days with hand holding and prayers. Mary’s passing leaves a void for all those who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Gary Probst, her three children, Carroll Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Michelle (Johnson) Gabrielsen; her two step-children, Greg Probst, Janet Probst; her sisters, Frances Grapevine, Josephine Austin, and Darlene Auninwood; her grandchildren, Thor Gabrielsen, Jada Johnson, and Jesse Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by her brothers, Philip, Natale, and Dominick Siciliano; her sister, Brenda Kinner, her parents, her husband, and countless aunts, uncles, and cousins. A celebration of her life will be held in the spring. -Wellsboro Gazette 12/15/2020


JAY L. SINSABAUGH, 95, of Waverly, NY passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at the Sayre Health Care Center. He was born on Oct. 22, 1925 in Waverly, NY, the son of the late Howard and Hazel (Ennis) Sinsabaugh. Jay was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII in the Philippines. He took his basic training at Sampson Naval Base and sailed out from Brooklyn Navy Yards. He served on the USS Blueridge and the USS LCI 343. He was employed with Ingersoll Rand, Athens, for 43 years, prior to retiring. He was a lifelong member of the Sayre Christian Church, a lifetime member of the Athens Borough Fire Department, served as Assistant Chief in the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Association, and was a founding member of the Tri-Township Ambulance Association. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 70 years, Charlotte V. Sinsabaugh; two infant sisters, Laura and Beverly Sinsabaugh; two brothers, Harold and Norman Sinsabaugh; and two sisters, Hattie Krauss and Irene Moseley. Jay is survived by his son, Howard Sinsabaugh of Waverly, NY, and daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Glenn Hunsinger of Sayre, PA; granddaughter, Brenda Schultz of Long Island, NY; grandson and his wife, John and Victoria Foley of Barton, NY; great-grandchildren, MacKenzie Robinson of Waverly, NY, Abby, Gabby, and Reagen Foley of Barton, NY and Austin and Hudson Schultz of Long Island, NY and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A service will be announced at a later date. The family is being cared for by Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY. The family would like to thank the staff of Sayre Health Care Center for the care given to their loved one over the last year. -Sayre Morning Times 12/17/2020


HOWARD J. SMITH, JR. 92, of West Burlington, PA, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the Robert Packer Hospital. He was the loving husband of Olynda A. (Chaffee) Smith. The couple married October 25, 1959 and had 61 happy years together. Howard was born on October 23, 1928 in Troy, PA, son of the late Howard J. and Eleanor (Rockwell) Smith, Sr. He graduated from Troy High School in 1946 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Finance from Bucknell University in 1950. Howard entered the U. S. Army by draft in 1950 and received a commission upon completion of Officer Candidate School in 1951. He served in Korea until separation from active duty in 1953 and received a battalion commander's letter of commendation for performance as a platoon leader of the "Best Platoon in the Battalion." Howard continued to serve actively for 21years in the United States Army Reserve until retirement in 1975, with the rank of Major. The last four years were served on the commanding general's staff of the 77th United States Army Reserve Command. Following active military service, Howard was employed for six years by GTE, Sylvania as secretary of the divisional suggestion system. Since 1961, he was self-employed as a district sales manager and personal financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors Inc., now Ameriprise Financial until retirement in 2006 after 45 years. Howard served as a township supervisor and president of Western Bradford County Council of Governments. He served over 20 years as a member of the executive board of the Bradford County Republican Party and was involved in the leadership electing Senator Roger Madigan and Representative Matt Baker. He was a member of the Bradford County Library board of trustees for 16 years. Howard was a member and past master of the local subordinate Grange and was instrumental in organizing a "West Burlington Neighborhood Day," which received a state grange award for community service and was an annual event for several years. He was a member of United Methodist Church at West Burlington for 73 years having served as lay leader, Sunday school teacher, organizer of a Christian clown group, choir member, member of "Old Hims" quartet and chairman of the church council. After a 35-year absence, he was successful in bringing sheep back to the Troy Fair and initiated the development of Sheep and Wool Day. Howard was a member of various Masonic bodies and past president of the Bradford County Shrine Club. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Howard was a former tutor for the Bradford County Literacy Program at the Bradford County Correctional Facility. He spent 30 years as a member of Mansfield University Council of Trustees, serving 12 years as a member of the executive board of the state association of trustees of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and two years as president of that group. Howard was awarded the Eberle Award for Volunteerism at Mansfield University in 2000 by the State System of Higher Education. He was a Trustee for Guthrie Healthcare System and Martha Lloyd Community Services, Inc. and was a board member of Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers. Howard received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Troy High School Foundation in 2009. His hobbies included golfing once a week -April through October, caring for a small flock of sheep, volunteering once each week at Bradford County Manor, taking the occasional family vacation, and accompanying the Mansfield University Concert Choir on all six of their triennial European tours. Howard is survived by his loving wife Olynda, his children Cynthia and Dr. Burdett Porter of South Waverly, PA, and Curtis H. and Kim Smith of Lewisburg, PA, his grandchildren: Elizabeth Porter, Dr. Alexander Porter, Katherine Porter, Meghan Smith, and Matthew Smith, his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Olyn and Maralee Chaffee and Lynmar and Linda Chaffee, nephew Greg (Marie) Wood along with other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Marletta S. Wood Edsell. Due to Covid-19 the funeral service to honor Howard’s life will be private but will be broadcast on the Vickery Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Facebook page on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Howard’s family is planning a public memorial service at a later time. The family greatly appreciates the compassion and heroism of the hospital staff who cared for Howard at Robert Packer Hospital. Memorial contributions may be made in Howard’s memory to the West Burlington United Methodist Church, c/o June Atherton, P.O. Box 6, Burlington, PA; Mansfield University, 31 South Academy St., Mansfield, PA; Bradford County Library 16093 Route, 6, Troy, PA; Martha Lloyd Community Services, 66 Lloyd Lane, Troy, PA or Guthrie Health Services, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. -Funeral home obit


DAVID EDWARD SNELL of Barton, NY passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020, due to undiagnosed heart complications. He was only 25 years old. David was born on May 1, 1995, in Newport News, VA to Amy (Hopkins) Snell and Joseph Snell. He grew up in Barton, NY, graduating from Tioga Central High School in 2013, where he participated in football and track and field. David was also a student of Hidy Ochiai Karate for a number of years, where he proudly earned his brown belt. After high school, he proceeded to earn an Associates in Chemistry at Broome Community College in 2015 and then a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at SUNY Oswego in 2017. David started his career at Norwich Pharmaceuticals, working as a quality control chemist. He loved his job and looked forward to going to work every day. David had a big personality. He had a voice that could fill the room and a charisma that captured your attention. Never one to admit defeat, he never backed down from a good ol’ fashioned, passionate debate. David loved his family more than anything and was fiercely protective of and loyal to them. Beneath his tough exterior was a gentle, caring side that extended to the family pets, and to his two kitties that he recently adopted. David enjoyed playing video games with his brothers and friends. He was the proud owner of a shiny collection of knives and guns, and he occasionally donned the chef hat, dabbling with creations in the kitchen. He shared a camaraderie with his mother over sharing food recipes, such as no-bake cookies or most recently, apple pie for Thanksgiving. David will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He leaves behind a large void that will never be filled. David was pre-deceased by his namesake, grandfather David Hopkins, cousin Karson Hopkins, and close family friend Debra Barrick. He leaves behind his parents; his siblings: Jacob (Hannah), Katie, Josh, and Jeremiah Snell; grandmother Judy Hopkins; grandparents: Ed and Karen Snell, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Saturday, December 12th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main Street, Nichols. Appropriate precautions will be taken for public health concerns when at the funeral chapel to include wearing masks and social distancing. A private family service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to their local animal shelter or a contribution to the Make-a-Wish foundation in memory of David’s cousin Karson. -Sayre Morning Times 12/5/2020


SOMMER -FAITH JEAN CALHOUN, 80, of Williamsport went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior on Monday, December 14, 2020, at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center. Born January 10, 1940 in Wellsboro, she was a daughter of the late Fred Henry and Anna Mary (VanOrder) Sommer. Faith loved her family, a good laugh, eating a good sub or pizza. She enjoyed word puzzle books and making others smile. She loved singing and playing her piano to gospel music. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus and formerly attended The Williamsport Assembly of God. Her favorite flowers were roses and she liked poetry. She was a resident the last eight years at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center. We thank the staff there for taking very good care of her. Surviving are her children, John T. Calhoun (Pam) of Williamsport and Anna M. Hess of Fountain, Colorado; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred G. Sommer and Paul J. Sommer both of Williamsport and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Lynn W. Sommer, sister Delores M. Summers and a son-in-law, Frank Hess. A burial in Wildwood cemetery will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Faith’s name may be made Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center c/o Recreation department, 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, PA. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. -Funeral home obit


STACKHOUSE -VIOLA M. SHANER, 71, of Unityville, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at UPMC Williamsport. Viola was born January 2, 1949 in Muncy and was the daughter of the late Raymond L. and Dorothy Z. (Brown) Stackhouse. Viola married John W. Shaner on March 15, 1968 and shared 39 years of marriage. Viola was a member of St. Mark’s Church of Lairdsville. She enjoyed helping out at the church community lunches and dinners that were held at the church. She loved family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren. Viola was also a member of the Canusarago Grange. She is survived by two daughters: Cindy L. (Christopher) Hall of Muncy Valley, Sandy Sue Shaner of Unityville, a son: John W. (Suzanne) Shaner of Unityville, a sister: Vera M. Doughty of Unityville, two grandchildren: Phyllis Z, and Logan L. Shaner. In addition to her parents, Viola was predeceased by her husband John W. Shaner, Sr. on July 21, 2007, a son: Roy G. Shaner and by a grandson, Cody J. Hall. A private graveside service will be held at Franklin “Stone Heap” Cemetery with Pastor Lucy Temple officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to McCarty~Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. -Funeral home obit


GARY PHILIP STAGER, age 59, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born in Wellsboro, PA, the son of John P. (Skeetze) and Arlene Hatherill Stager, November 14, 1961. Surviving are a sister: Patricia (Matthew) Stager Augustyn of Elmira, NY, brothers: John H. (Lynne) Stager of Trumansburg, NY, William G. (Candi) Stager of Wellsboro, PA, Richard A. (Barbara) Stager, and Ronald S. Stager of Mansfield, PA, nieces and nephews: Dan Augustyn, Kevin Stager, Maria Stager, Nicki Stager, Laine (Stager) Schrewe, Brendyn Stager, Brianne (Stager) Coolidge. He was predeceased by his parents. He had a love of hunting, fishing, and cars were "in his blood." His family has entrusted his arrangements to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. There will be a private graveside service at the convenience of the family. In Gary's memory, donations may be made to Broad Acres Nursing Home, 1883 Shumway Hill Rd., Wellsboro, PA. -Funeral home obit


STAHL -EVELYN B. (Stahli) YALE, widow of Jack Yale, of Troy, passed away peacefully Dec. 18, 2020 at Twin Oaks Personal Care Home where she resided since 2017. Born in Westfield Oct. 12, 1922, she was a daughter of Andrew and Bessie (Draper) Stahli. Evelyn graduated from Troy High School, Class of 1941. She worked for Seymour and Wanetta Barrett at the Ben Franklin store for 14 years and retired after 25 years from Edgewood Dairy where she was a bookkeeper-secretary. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Troy. Evelyn was an avid bowler, golfer, enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and her computer. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by sons Dean (Judy) Yale, Kissimmee, FL and Dale (Kim) Yale, Montoursville, PA; grandchildren Ryan (Christine) Yale and sons Hunter and Walker, Nanticoke, PA; and Lindsay Bogart and sons Kaleb and Kaden, Troy, PA; sister June Sabatini, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were sisters Elda Horton, Erma Hill, Edna Draper and brothers Lincoln and Kenneth Stahli. The family would like to thank Marsha Pepper and the staff at Twin Oaks and Dr. Richard Husband and staff for the exceptional care Evelyn received. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Twin Oaks Personal Care Home, 1100 Cowley Road, Granville Summit, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, 1093 West Main St., Troy. -Towanda Daily Review 12/20/2020


Mr. GERALD STETHERS, age 95, well known Camptown, resident, passed away at home on Wednesday evening, Dec. 16, 2020. Jerry as he was known by his family and friends was born on July 10, 1925, in Camptown, a son of the late Paul Glenn Stethers and Viola Decker Stethers. Jerry was a graduate of Camptown High School class of 1944. He was a dedicated member of the Camptown United Methodist Church. Jerry was an honorable Army Veteran having served during World War II. He entered the Army in April of 1944, when he left his senior class at Camptown High School a couple months shy of graduation. PFC Stethers was a member of the famed 104th Infantry Timberwolf Division in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, under General Terry Allen. He earned a Silver Star following combat action in Germany. Also, a Purple Heart recipient, he earned a Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Meal, with two bronze campaign stars, and World War II Victory Medal. After returning from the war, with help from the GI Bill, he bought a farm, where he and his wife, the former Joyce Lines raised three sons. He was a dairy farmer for 50 years. He loved gardening, putting puzzles together, and being with his family. Jerry was a very likable man, one who didn’t anger or raise his voice. He had an exceptional work ethic and continued to work until a few years ago. Surviving is his beloved wife of 72 years, Joyce Stethers at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lanny and Debbie Stethers, Camptown, Lonnie and Leslie Stethers, Athens; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Brotzman, Camptown; grandchildren, Lori (Marshall) Greenburg, Shannon Taylor, Damon (Angie) Stethers, Stephanie (Joe) Stethers Joyce, Melissa (Chris) Tewksbury, Emily (Bryan) Hunter, Andrea (Jeff) Orpin, Dr. Meredith (Dr.Dejan) Grujic, Allison Stethers, Rachael (Garrett) Keyser, and Caitlin Stethers. He is also survived by 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son, Larry G. Stethers on June 3, 1998 and also by a sister, Kathleen Cooley. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date to be announced. Memorial contributions can be sent to: Camptown United Methodist Church, % Bonnie Mader, 4553 Route 706, Wyalusing, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 12/19/2020


ROBERT MICHAEL STEVENS passed away on Dec. 20, 2020. He owned a home in LeRaysville, PA for many years before becoming a resident at Absolute Care in Endicott, NY. Robert “Bob” was predeceased by his wife Kelly Stevens. He was born March 14, 1933 in NYC to Caroline Naccarato Saracco who along with his grandparents Pasquale and Filoman Naccarato had immigrated to the United States from Italy. He was proud of his Italian heritage. He served in the US Army during the Korean War, then worked as a photographer for well known fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon and latter as a messenger in NYC. He will be remembered most for his love of animals and most recently his golden retrievers Josh and Jake. -Towanda Daily Review 12/27/2020


MICHAEL K. THURSTON 57, of Athens Township, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at his home. He was born on June 29, 1963 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Robert and Deanna (Griffis) Thurston of Milan, Pa. Michael enjoyed playing guitar and singing with his wife Sandy at various open mics around the area. He was a member of the Valley Chorus and the Epiphany Church Choir. He was very encouraging of his granddaughter, Harley, to follow her love of music with violin lessons. Michael was an avid hunter and enjoyed trips to the beach. He was employed at BAE Systems in Endicott, N.Y. and was formerly employed at Hadco in Owego, N.Y. Michael enjoyed golfing with his friends and golfed in many different leagues throughout the years. He was a family man and loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his granddaughters. He is predeceased by a granddaughter, Maleah Thurston. In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sandy (Douglas) Thurston of Athens Township; his son, Chad Thurston of Athens Township; two grandchildren, Harley and McKenzi Thurston; a brother, James (Martha) Thurston of New Hampshire; and a sister, Susan Pike of Sayre, Pa. Services are private at this time. Arrangements entrusted to Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. -Sayre Morning Times 12/19/2020


TRIPP -MILDRED MARIE (Tripp) EIKLOR, 91, of Ulster (North Rome), PA went to be with the Lord on Friday evening, Dec. 18, 2020 at the Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she had been a resident since September, 2020. Mildred was the daughter of Arthur and Helen (Beach) Tripp of Waverly, NY and was born in Sayre, PA on March 13, 1929. She lived all of her young life in Waverly and graduated from the Waverly School District in 1947. As a teenager she worked as a “cabin girl” (maid) for a couple just outside of Waverly, who had cabins to rent as over-night accommodations for travelers. After travelers left, she would clean and prepare the cabins for the next guests who would come in. Not long after graduating from high school, she went to work at the Blue Swan Mills in Sayre doing sewing. Within two years she met Lyle Eiklor at a dance at the Frawley Amusement Park in Waverly. Lyle became the love of her life and they got married in Tioga Center, NY on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 1949. They made their home on the Eiklor homestead at North Rome, farming with Lyle’s parents, Floyd and Edna (Bidlack) Eiklor. Mildred helped work on the dairy farm, and after their children were in high school, she went to work at Robintech in Owego, New York for 11 years. When Hadco bought Robintech, she continued working there until she retired in March of 1991. Her main interest in life was caring for her family; both Lyle and Mildred could use most any situation, no matter how mundane, and turn it into a life lesson to teach their children. She had a very strong faith in the Lord and was a member of the North Rome Wesleyan Church for many years. In her younger years she was involved with the Wesleyan Women Ministry, took part in the Secret Sisters, helped with altar flowers and helped with the prayer chain. She also enjoyed reading, camping, doing embroidery and planting a large garden each year and canning the produce. After retirement, Lyle and Mildred ran a food concession stand for the Wysox Drive-in when they held their summer flea markets. It was guaranteed they would come home without any of her cream pies that she made from scratch, which she was well-known for. All of her pies were fantastic, but everyone’s guaranteed go-to pie was the chocolate cream. Mildred was affectionately called “Muggsy” by her children and grandchildren, and when her great-granddaughter was little, she called her “Big Da.”  Mildred is survived by her daughter, Judy Ann Yager of North Rome; granddaughter and great-grandson, Holly Shaull and Troy of North Rome; great-granddaughter, Samantha and Ryan Nolt, and great-great-grandson, Oliver and soon to be in March 2021; great-great-granddaughter, Alice, all of Standing Stone. She is also survived by a son, Leslie Eiklor and his family of Sayre; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mildred is predeceased by her husband, Lyle Eiklor, who passed away on Nov. 4, 2010. If he had lived until Nov. 24, they would have celebrated their 61-year anniversary. She is also predeceased by her mother, Helen Beach Tripp (d. 1933); her father, Arthur Tripp (d. 1971); step-mother, Lillian Tripp (d. 1996); her older brother, Truman Tripp (d. 1987) of Virginia; her younger brother, George Tripp (d. 1985) of Illinois; and her son-in-law, Paul Yager (d. Nov. 2, 2018) of North Rome. Also a step-sister and her husband, Vivian and Gene Ward. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral for Mildred at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. At Mildred’s request, there is no viewing before the service. The family requests that everyone please wear a mask, and try to do distancing as much as possible. The family would also like to thank the Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center for their kind and loving care for Mildred. We pray the Lord bless you tremendously! Memorials in Mildred’s name may be made to the North Rome Wesleyan Church, 3374 North Rome Road, Rome, PA  or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 12/22/2020


LEROY VERNON, "Lee" "Dale", 73, of Rome, PA went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 1, 2020 with his loving wife, Peg. by his side. Lee was born in Chester, PA on March 25, to the late Joseph and Emily Vernon. Lee was best known for his amazing skill at transfer-forming junk into a masterpiece. Lee loved restoring antique cars and building street rods. He was an avid NASCAR fan and devoted follower of Dale Earnhardt Sr. #3. Lee possessed great love for his family. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Nevader Vernon, 5 children, LeRoy “Chuck” Vernon (Elaine) of Delaware, Timothy Vernon (Diana) 0f Bunnlevel, NC, Deborah Pedro (Michael) of Dushore, PA, Theresa Schiable of Levittown, PA, Joseph Simon Jr. of Muncie, IN, grandchildren, Sherry Dare (Kevin) of Baltimore, MD, Jeremy Vernon (Lauren) of Linwood, PA, Nichole Vernon of Kleen, TX, Mandy (Michael) Day of Dushore, PA, Christopher (Nichole) Pedro of Dushore, PA, William Simon of Greenwood, IN, Richard Schiable (Sean) of Levittown, PA, Ryan Schiable (Stormie) of Levittown, PA, 13 great grandchildren, and his “favorite” sister, Eloise (William) Gallagher of Raleigh, NC. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the charity of one’s choice in memory of LeRoy Vernon, -Towanda Daily Review 12/3/2020


VOSBURG -DAWN A. (Vosburg) MORGAN, 61, of Elmira, NY passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at her sister’s residence, with family by her side. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Franklin T. Morgan in 2007. Born Aug. 19, 1959 in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late Vern and Doris (Schill) Vosburg. Dawn harbored such a kind-hearted nature and was blessed with many wishes granted in her life. Prior to graduating from S.R.U. High School in 1977, she excelled there in academics, athletics and music on the piano. She took great pride her life’s work as a machinist with the former Elmira Grinding Works, where she was employed for nearly 30 years and gained many friends. She was extremely proud to have overcome alcoholism and was over 10 years sober, prior to her passing. She was quick to support others struggling with addiction, gaining many valued friends through that connection. Dawn had a lifelong passion for horses and horseback riding, having rode often, barrel raced and had been a member of 4-H for years. She also had a great knowledge of birds and simply enjoyed bird watching in her leisure time. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Matt Morgan (Devon) of Elmira; grandson, Matthew Thomas Morgan of Elmira; siblings, Dale Vosburg (Nancy) of Bentley Creek, Denise Wood (Bruce) of East Smithfield, Kirk Vosburg of Florida and Jan Vosburg (Sarah Lewis) of Milan; a special aunt, Carol Adams of Wysox; sisters-in-law, Mindy and Missy Morgan of Bentley Creek; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Dawn was preceded in death by her beloved son, Michael Morgan; her brother, Kim Vosburg; and her parents-in-law, Tom and Myrna Morgan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Dawn’s name to either the Bradford/Sullivan Counties Special Olympics, P.O. Box 405 Wysox, PA or Penn-York Opportunities, 101 S. Main St., Athens, PA. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at the Federated Church on the corner of Church and Main streets in East Smithfield, PA. Dawn’s memorial service will immediately follow the hour of visitation at 1 p.m., with Pastor Tim Robson officiating. Dawn and family have asked to express a special Thank You to Tyler Currie, FD with Wilston Funeral Home for handling current arrangements and the pre-planning process with dignity and respect. -Towanda Daily Review 12/22/2020


WELLS -Mrs. MARGARET JANE WILCOX MCDONOUGH, 91, of Wyalusing Township died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 in Hampstead, NC. Born on May 18, 1929, at home in Hollenback, she was one of 19 children of Gustavus Adolphus and Lena Wandell Wells. Margaret and her siblings attended the one-room Oak Hill School before she graduated from the Wyalusing High School, Class of 1946. On Aug 8, 1946, she married Oliver W. Wilcox of Sugar Hill in Blossburg, PA, and they moved to First Street in Wyalusing, then to the former “Cemetery House” in East Wyalusing. Margaret worked at the shoulder pad factory on Main Street in Wyalusing, then for Peoples State Bank. In 1957, the couple built a home on her family’s homestead in Hollenback, and Margaret began to work for the First National Bank of Dushore, later Northern Central Bank, now M & T Bank, where she remained for 31 years until her retirement in 1991. Oliver died in 1976. Margaret married Charles McDonough of Hollenback at the Hollenback Church in 1979. He predeceased her in 1984. After working and living in LeRaysville for several years, Margaret moved to the upstairs of the Old Red House in East Wyalusing in 1996 where she worked tirelessly on gardening and maintenance. In 2014, Margaret moved to Jacksonville, NC, to live with her daughter, Kathy and husband, Doug Bowman. For the past two years, she has resided at Woodbury Wellness Center in Hampstead, NC. The family would like to thank the staff at WWC for the loving care they provided. She was a member of the Mehoopany Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Kathy (Doug) Bowman of Jacksonville, NC; grandchildren, Tim (Sue) Gibbs of Sugar Run, Mary Margaret (Curtis) Pelton of Guam, Aaron (Dawn) Gibbs of Syracuse, NY and Richard Wilcox of Liberty Corners; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by spouses Oliver (Willie) in 1976 and Charlie in 1984; sons, Greg (infant) 1947, Oliver 1987 and Maynard 2013; sisters Ruth, Elsie, Helen, Hazel, Charlotte, Dorothy, Amelia and Blanche; brothers Maynard, Martin, Marvin, Dave and six infant siblings. A Celebration of her Life will be held in June of 2021 at the Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing. Memorial contributions may be directed to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS in memory of her son, Oliver W. Wilcox, Jr. Arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, Wyalusing. -Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 12/2/2020


GEORGE E. WESTBROOK, 89, passed away on December 11, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital due to complications of Covid-19. Born in Sayre, PA August 13, 1931, he was one of nine children of Daniel D. Westbrook and Lena M. Ammerman Westbrook. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, was a life social member of VFW Post 1536, and served on the Color Guard of Post 1536, as well. George was also past president of the Dads of Foreign Service Veterans and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home. Over the years George was employed by Ingersoll-Rand Foundry, Van’s Automotive, Douglas Brothers Paving, and the Athens Area School District as a custodian until his retirement. He also worked part time driving and delivering cars for Simmons Rockwell after his retirement. His many favorite pastimes were fishing and being outdoors. He enjoyed walking and gardening and taking long scenic drives with his dear friend Norma. He liked to read Louis L’amour westerns and had a sizable collection of Janet Evanovich books. Crossword puzzles and listening to country CDs were also among his favorites. In years past, he could be found in his shed tinkering with and fixing any type of gadget that needed to be repaired. He also liked to cook, and over the years he prepared many delicious holiday meals. He was an avid Geoff Bodine NASCAR fan. He was predeceased by his wife of 29 years Barbara A. Bowman Westbrook whom he dedicatedly cared for and visited twice daily every day for three years while she was in a nursing home until her death in 2008. George was loved by many and will be missed by those who knew him, especially the many residents that he forged friendships with at Chemung View, including a resident’s cat that looked forward to George’s treats. At his request there will be no military or funeral services. A graveside memorial service will be announced at a later date. Caring assistance is being provided by Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Inc. 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA. -Sayre Morning Times 12/19/2020


WETHERBEE -CONNIE BENJAMIN, age 77, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Snyder Memorial Health Care in Marienville, PA. She was born on November 20, 1943 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Allen and Madeline (Root) Wetherbee. Connie worked as a care nurse for Broad Acres Nursing Home. Connie is survived be her sons, Robert Schweit, Ricard (Jonelle) Schweit, and Timothy (Jennifer) Cummings; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three brothers, William Wetherbee, Jerry Wetherbee, and Junior Wetherbee; three sisters, Lanie, Theresa, and Yvonne. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Virginia Schweit. In honoring Connie's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


FRANCES MARIE WIERNUSZ of Old Forge (formerly of Tunkhannock), passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 at Geisinger CMC Hospital, Scranton, due to COVID-19 complications. Born in Meshoppen on Nov. 21, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Edmund S. Wiernusz and Julia M. Ciprich Wiernusz of Tunkhannock. She was a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School, Class of 1968, and received her Bachelors’ Degree in Social Work from Misericordia College, Class of 1980. Frani started her career with the PA State Department of Labor and Industry as a CareerLink Examiner. It was there she discovered her passion for assisting people with finding gainful employment and rejoining the workforce. In 1992, she decided to turn her focus to one industry very near and dear to her heart, healthcare, and so Julia Edmunds Associates, Inc. (named after her parents) came to fruition. A very generous and successful businesswoman, Fran won many awards for her accomplishments with special recognition from NPA Worldwide, National Personnel Associates, a network of recruiting professionals with over 450 offices globally. Fran was a huge contributor to the success of NPA, particularly the Healthcare Practice Group membership, and served in many volunteer capacities. Fran was a past Board member and an NPA Worldwide Hall of Fame member. She was Double Platinum, a Recruiter Achievement Status that few are able to attain. Her impact on people was remarkable. She would make recruitment trips and calls to multiple countries in search of medical personnel that could be moved to the U.S. She helped countless candidates get their credentials approved for work in the U.S.  and changed the lives of many a family around the world. She was busy recruiting the medical personnel that so many of us now see as First Responders in the fight against the virus that took Fran’s life. She was a true champion. She was wise and very business savvy.  Many work to live, but she was the opposite, she lived to work oftentimes seven days a week. She made herself available 24/7 for anyone who needed her. Her legacy in recruiting and Julia Edmunds Associates, Inc. will live on through her daughter, Lisa. Fran also was a board member and volunteer for Tracey’s Hope and Hospice in Duryea. Tracey’s Hope held a special place in her heart as they would also board her Newfoundland, Morgan.  She was a member of Nativity BVM Church, Tunkhannock. Fran could light up any room she walked into. Always eager to chat with people including total strangers she would meet on a plane ride to her next recruiting trip  She loved to dance and sing her heart out to any song. Her stress relief was Zumba class at Anytime Fitness, where she made a ton of new friends.  Fran always looked forward to her annual month-long visits with her cousin, Michele Harden and mid-winter Caribbean cruises with her friend, Vikki Doss.  She lived for her grandchildren, Robert and Matthew, always the Proud Nana. There isn’t a person in this world she came in contact with that didn’t know about them. We cannot forget about her insatiable appetite for politics.  Although she would host Easter Brunch, Christmas was her favorite holiday and lived for Weglia (Christmas Eve dinner). Fran meant something to so many different people. She was a mom, daughter, Nana (her favorite title), granddaughter, mother-in-law, Godmother, sister, cousin, niece, aunt, colleague and friend. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandparents, Ignatz and Francesca Kuffa Ciprich, Michael and Franciszka Rokosz Wiernusz, several aunts, uncles and cousins. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Wormuth and husband, Robert of Old Forge; son, Doug VanVolkinburg and wife, Fran of Tunkhannock; sister, Nancy Hutch and husband, Harry of Tunkhannock; brother, Ron Wiernusz and companion, Lynda Roberts of Wilkes-Barre; brother, John “Yogi” Wiernusz and wife, Joanne of Lansdale; grandsons, whom she adored and treasured, Robert and Matthew of Old Forge; nieces, Linnzi D’Lauro (Tim), Alison Russin (Alex), Morgan Wiernusz and Madison Wiernusz; nephews, Adam Wiernusz (Tiffany), Ben Wiernusz (Rachel), Tyler Wiernusz and Brandon Wiernusz.; great-nieces and nephews, Julia, Caroline, Oliver, Brett, Cameron, Luke, Jack and Sam; several aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fran’s name to Tracey’s Hope and Hospice, 113 Foote Avenue, Duryea, PA. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no public services. Interment will be in Pieta Cemetery, Tunkhannock. A celebration of Fran’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements and care are entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock. -Wyalusing Rocket Courier 12/22/2020


WILBUR -ELLEN ELIZABETH GUNN - On Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, Ellen Elizabeth Gunn, loving wife, and mother of two, died peacefully, in her sleep, at age 81. Ellen was born April 12, 1939 in Rome, to Manville and Elmira (Drake) Wilbur. She was a graduate of Northeast Bradford Jr./Sr. High School. After graduation Ellen left to pursue a specialization in data entry with American Airlines in Chicago, IL. It was there she met James Leland Gunn. The two wed in 1959. Upon returning to the local area, Ellen worked full-time at GTE Sylvania until her retirement, after 24 years, in 1992. Ellen was a caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, who especially loved doting on her dogs. She had a passion, and skill for, crocheting and card playing with the company of her siblings. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, and traveling; especially to Mesa, AZ where she and her husband spent many winters during their post retirement years. Ellen was preceded in death by her siblings; Marion Harvey, Mavis Allis, Edna Welliver, Ethel Parks, Julius Wilbur, and Julia Allis. She is survived by her husband, James, sister, Nancy Post of Towanda, sisters in law Janet Cottingham of Griffith IN, Cathy Hull of Sebring FL, Shelba Wilbur of Rome, son, James J Gunn of Meza AZ, daughter Kim, and husband, Pete Miller of Rome. She was blessed with five grandchildren, Jolene and Grant Hamilton of Mesa AZ, Joshua Gunn of Wysox, Christopher Miller of Atlanta, GA, Chelsea and Jacob Balchikonis of Virginia Beach VA, and Ciara Miller of Gainesville, FL. Her blessings were extended to include five great grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. As per Ellen’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service or visitation. The family extends their heart-felt thanks to all those who have reached out and ask that those influenced by Ellen’s passing to take comfort in knowing she was with her family, in her family’s exceptional care, for the twilight of her remarkable life. -Towanda Daily Review 12/24/2020


WORDEN -GERTRUDE  JEAN HURD, age 92, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born on December 5, 1927 in Coudersport, PA, the daughter of Hiram and Phoebe (Smith) Worden. Gertrude was married to the late Harry E. Hurd, Sr. Her family was her world. Gertrude is survived by her children, Leon Hurd of TN, Edward L. Hurd, Sr. of Mansfield, PA, Rose (Brice) McMillan of Mainesburg, PA, Wendy (Robert Holley) McGuire of Mansfield, Yvonne (Edward Leach) Bryant of TN, Harry (Donna) Hurd, Jr., and Clifford (Robin) Hurd of Wellsburg, NY; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Douglas Hurd; and two brothers. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in Hurd Family Cemetery in Galeton, PA. Memorial contributions can be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA to assist the family with expenses. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/3/2020


WORTH -CAROL ANN Worth FLANNIGAN, 64, of 1048 Main Street LeRaysville, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 16, 2020 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Jeff Leighton following declining health. Carol was born in Neptune, NJ on July 25, 1956 a daughter of William and Emma Francis Brown Worth. She was a graduate of Jackson Memorial High School in Jackson, NJ and was formerly employed by several area retail stores. Carol formerly resided in North Carolina for 20 years. Carol enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an avid NASCAR fan and follower of Chase Elliott. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Jeff Leighton of LeRaysville, grandson, Michael Flannigan of LeRaysville, sister, Betty Worth of Tunkhannock, brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Ines Worth of Hightstown, NJ, nephews, Neil Worth and wife Katie, Bryan Worth, nieces, Holly Worth and Siobhan Worth, great nieces, Samantha Worth and Emma Worth, aunt, Shirley Brown of LeRaysville, as well as many cousins. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the South Warren Church, Warren Center, PA with Pastor Chip Romeo officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the South Warren Church 3321 LeRaysville Road, Rome, PA in Carol Ann Worth Flannigan’s memory. -Towanda Daily Review12/17/2020


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?. -SHIRLEY J. SCHREIBER, 87, of Lavon, TX died Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 in Baylor Scott and White Hospital, Rowlett, TX. Shirley was born in a log cabin in Bullitt County, KT. She was the widow of Bernard Schreiber and is survived by seven children, 14 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Shirley liked to stay in log cabins with family and friends around her. She enjoyed over 50 get-aways over the past few years, traveling and staying in several different states. She was an avid reader, sang in the church choir, collected vintage buttons and antiques, and cultivated long lasting friendships with open arms and welcoming hugs. She was known as Mom, Momma, Buttonlady, Lady Bug, Punkin’, and Shirleymom, just to name a few. Shirley had a generous spirit and supported several organizations and charities when able: The Christian Appalachian Project, St. Joseph’s Indian School, Commission to Every Nation, local food banks and giving trees. In lieu of flowers or a service, please consider donating to your local food banks or charity of your choice in her honor. -Sayre Morning Times 12/17/2020