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BRIAN KEITH ADAMS age 57, of West Elmira, NY, beloved father, brother, uncle, son, coach, and friend to many, passed away suddenly on November 13, 2020 at home. It is with our saddened hearts he left this world much too soon. He is survived by his son, Sean Adams (and long-time girlfriend Mary Meas) of Boston, MA, brother, Todd Adams (wife Nancy, nieces Maddie and Alexa) of State College, PA, and brother, Jay Adams (wife Linda) of Newell, WV. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos George and Marylou Adams of Ulster, PA and Sean's mother, Debra Adams. Brian was an entrepreneur who built his own company up and turned it into a very successful business. He also served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force. He coached soccer at Notre Dame High School, guiding the team to a state title, and was also very involved with the Soaring Capitals Soccer Club.  Brian lived his life to the fullest and in the way he wanted. He always seemed to be juggling too many things at once, but you always knew that if anyone could do it, it was Brian. You couldn't make him show up on time, or respond to you before he was ready, but if you were in his circle, a large circle at that, you knew he loved you deeply. The void he left behind cannot be filled. At a future date there will be a service to celebrate his life as he would have wanted. Brian will be buried in a private service with military honors at the Bath National Cemetery. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/19/2020


ROBERT P. ADAMS, "Bubba", age 77, of Beaver Dams, NY died Thursday, November 26, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Bubba was born on April 17, 1943 in Elmira, NY to Edward and Laura (Young) Adams. He married Virginia Brace on November 5, 1960 at the Caton United Methodist Church. He retired after 40 years as being a truck driver for Sunoco in Big Flats. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching NASCAR and local stock car racing, auto repair, coaching Cinderella softball, and watching western movies (Gun Smoke). Bubba had a willingness to help anyone in need and his family was close to is heart. He loved his kitties Jimmy Koop and Callie. He was a member of Beaver Dams United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Virginia; daughters, Rebecca Neff of Beaver Dams and Shirleen Adams of Corning; sister, Betty Wilson of Erin, NY; brother, Ron (Carolyn) Adams of Corning; grandchildren, Shawn Neff, Michael (Stephanie) Lodge, and Sarah (Andrew) Leishman; great granddaughter, Adrianna Neff; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Phyllis (Vaughn) Shepard of Knoxville, PA. Bubba was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Calling hour will be held at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning on Thursday December 3rd from 1 - 3 PM and 6 - 8 PM where funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM with David Wakeman officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Caton. -Elmira Star Gazette 1130/2020


ALBERT M. ALLEN JR. of Elmira, 8/5/1929 to 11/18/2020. Phog has reunited with the love of his life, Barbara, who pre-deceased him on January 2, 2018. From age 16 and 14 they were inseparable for 74 years( they were married for 64 years). He was also pre-deceased by his parents Albert M. Allen Sr. and Irene Johnson Allen, his brothers Richie Allen and Ronnie Allen, daughter-in-law Kathleen "Kathy" Dickinson Allen, father-in-law and mother-in-law Wayne and Lillian Ferguson , special cousin Al "Frosty" Frost, and brother-in-law Gerald Vople. Phog is survived by his son Gregg L. Allen and Donna Sheehan of Elmira, NY with granddaughter Alyssa (Jason Swingle) and newly born great grandson Storm Michael Swingle born October 20, 2020, and grandson Zachary Allen of Elmira, NY; son and daughter-in-law Gary and Karen Allen with granddaughter Chelsey (Nick Cummings) and great grandsons Asher and Aiden ages 3 and 1 and grandson Shane Allen (Melissa) all of Florida. Seeing the four grandchildren and three great grandchildren always made him light up. Phog is also survived by his sister-in-law Patsy Volpe as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Phog was well known for his quick wit and sense of humor as well as being a great athlete. He earned 12 varsity letters at Horseheads High School in basketball, baseball, and football. Phog was Horseheads' first athlete to be inducted in The new York State Section 4 Hall of fame in 1975 and was also a member of The Horseheads and Elmira Halls of Fame. Also , while serving in The U.S.ARMY stationed in Europe he coached and captained the U.S. ARMY basketball team to a championship over European Olympic teams during the early 1950's ( Korean Conflict) time. Phog retired from The NYS Department of Correction after many years of dedicated service. A Memorial Service and Celebration of his Life will be scheduled at a later date when family and friends can get together and feel free from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The family would like to thank Woodbrook for the care he received and the friends he made there the last 3 years. And in recent days the dedicated doctors, nurses and staff that cared for him at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center on the 5D Covid -19 care unit. A special Thanks to his niece Suzie Driscoll and his long-time friend Vito Manzari and others who stayed in touch with Phog through the years. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers , memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital on memory of Al "Phog" Allen online at,  or by mail at 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/20/2020


ANDRUS -CAROL B. CLARK - A heart of gold stopped beating, two willing hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best ~ Our hearts are filled with grief at the passing of our mother, Carol B. Clark, 80, of Windham, PA on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, 2020. Carol was born on Oct. 1, 1940 in Beacon, NY a daughter of the late Joseph and Viola (Collyer) Andrus. At the age of 11, she moved with her family from Long Island, NY to Tioga Center where she graduated with the Tioga Central High School class of 1959. She never lost to ties to Long Island completely, throughout her childhood visiting Jones Beach. She loved the clarity of the ocean air and the hum of the ocean waves – a fondness she passed on to her children and grandchildren. Carol began her career with Western Electric, opportunely located in Manhattan, only a hop, skip, and a jump from Jones Beach. Her heart was always in Bradford County and she was glad to call it home. On Jan. 25, 1964, in Apalachin, NY she married S. James Clark, together they shared 46 years of marriage, welcoming their first child in 1965. Carol stayed home to raise four children with love and devotion. Memories were shared and she treasured the time spent with her children. Her heart was broken on Nov. 1, 2010 with the passing of Jim. Carol stepped into a new phase of her life that would last 23 years when she became an employee of Robert Packer Hospital in the Patient Business Service. Many friendships were made during her career there. In her free time, Carol enjoyed crafts of all kinds. Many hours were passed conversing with her sisters as they fashioned hand-made angel ornaments to pass around at Christmas time. Carol also liked to bake – another hobby she shared with her sisters. During the holidays Carol made sure everyone received a platter of cookies, complete with an ornament to hang on the tree. Her family became the backbone of her being that extended beyond the familial; anyone was welcome in her home, any need she could meet was met, any question asked was answered to the best of her knowledge and ability. Even after her children fledged the nest, Carol and Jim opened their home to foster children for 10 years. When not in Windham, Carol could be found on the edge of the court or the field, cheering on her grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching college competitions, especially basketball and football. Carol will be dearly missed by her children who meant the world to her: Elaine Nichols (Dave Lutzkanin), Bill (Shari) Clark, MaryHelen Clark (Mark Ryan) and Jim (Melissa) Clark; her beautiful 13 grandchildren: Katrina (Matthew) Fraley, Scott (Crystal) Williams, Amanda Williams, Taylor (Garrett) Swingle, Zachary (Cheyenne) Williams, Garrett Clark, Michael Williams, Keegan Ernest, Eryn Nichols, Jace Nichols, Samantha Clark, Sophia MacDonald, Emelia Clark; and three great-grandchildren: Sparrow, Noah, and Rosemarie. In addition, Carol is remembered by her sisters: Roberta Honnick and Dolores Martin; her sisters-in-law and brothers in-law: Susan Healy, Ruth and C. Kenneth Crain, and George Beville; and several nieces, nephews, and their families. Carol was welcomed into heaven and is now reminiscing and sharing stories of the last ten years with her husband S. James Clark, her parents, and several brothers and sisters in-law were also there to greet her. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 to 12 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. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to them to help plant a memory garden at their home, cards can be mailed to MaryHelen Clark at 3034 Merry Go Round Road, Rome, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 11/29/2020


AUSTIN -MARGARET J. BEATTY, age 62, of Millerton, PA passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was born on May 11, 1958 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Lyle and Lois Austin. Margaret was the wife of James Beatty, Sr. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Millerton, PA and enjoyed crafts, embroidery, needlepoint and sewing. Margaret is survived by her husband James Beatty, Sr.; sons James Beatty, Jr. of Addison, NY and Richard (Shelby) Beatty of Westfield, PA; daughter Lois Burgess of Westfield, PA; step daughters Carryl Meartone of Millerton, PA, Jaime Meisis of Groton, NY, Peggy Beatty and Angie Beatty, both of Elmira, NY; several grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; brothers Richard (Joan) Austin of Jobs Corners, PA, Bob Austin of Millerton, PA, and Lyle (Clare) Austin, Jr. of Waverly, NY; sister Joyce Christian of Lowman, NY. She was preceded in death by her son Larry Burgess. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/16/2020


ACE L. BARTHOLOMEW, age 40, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at his home. He was born on December 8, 1979 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Wallace and Valerie (Ingerick) Bartholomew. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School. Ace had a deep and profound love of reading and he enjoyed movies and music, especially playing his guitar. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kirk Bartholomew and Dick and Pauline Ingerick and aunts and uncles Gloria and Carl Dowling, Jeffrey Ingerick, Charley Ingerick, Debbie Salter, Floyd Huck and Ron Chilson. Ace is survived by his parents of Galeton, PA; grandmother Alice Bartholomew of Wellsboro, PA; aunts and uncles, Kirk (Irene) Bartholomew of Manchester, NH, Carolene Bartholomew of Daytona Beach, FL, Leon (Christine) Ingerick of Penn Yan, NY, Nancy (Howard) Hughes, Christina Venters, Gloria Huck, and Rick (Linda) Ingerick, all of Wellsboro, PA, along with numerous cousins and too many friends to name as Ace was loved by everyone that was blessed to have known him. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


BELL -CAROL RUTH MAKIN passed away Nov. 24, 2020 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. She was born in Westfield, March 12, 1933 to Clarence Wayne and Thelma (Mack) Bell. Carol went to business school in Rochester, N.Y. and returned to Westfield. She married Robert Makin Aug. 1, 1954 and celebrated 59 years of marriage until his passing in 2013. Carol worked from 1958 until 1969 for WNBT radio station in Wellsboro as an assistant manager. She worked the Laurel Festival every year interviewing the queens and aiding in numerous events. She started a fund to get a new cape and crown for the queen in the 1960's. After leaving the radio station she started a Women's Aglow chapter and headed it for several years. Eventually she took over the Christian Radio Station WLIH FM in Whitneyville and worked there until she retired in 2013. She and Bob were members of the Mount Zion Church of Wellsboro. They were blessed with two daughters who survive them, Christine (Warren) Berg, and Cassandra (Pete) Boergermann; three granddaughters, Alyssa Boergermann, Joy (Briar) Huck, and Mikaela (Kane) Rowland and three great-grandchildren, Addilyn and Lennon Huck and Logan Rowland. She is also survived by her sister, Roberta Hackett and many nephews, nieces and grand nephews and nieces. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Due to Covid-19 there will no viewings or funeral. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Mount Zion Church. -Wellsboro Gazette 11/25/2020


BIRD -SHARON A. MACHAMER, 73, of Hughesville died Monday, November 9, 2020 at AristaCare at Loyalsock. Born November 3, 1947 in Lewisburg, she is the daughter of the late Howard Robert and Sylvia Blanche (Yocum) Bird, II. She married Ivan J. Machamer, Sr. on June 14, 1968 and was happily married for 52 years. Sharon was a graduate of Lewisburg Area High School class of 1965. She attended Williamsport School of Commerce in 1966. She worked for Mercy Hospital of Wilkes-Barre and retired as a Supervisor of Medical Transcription in 2000 after 27 yrs. She was a member of The Beacon Church in Hughesville. When able, she sang alto in the church choir. Sharon loved to sew, make crafts for and with her children and grandchildren. Sharon was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her favorite flowers were Lilies and Gerber Daisies. Surviving in addition to her husband is; a daughter, Michele S. (Thomas) Zaludek of Hughesville, a son, Ivan J. Machamer, Jr. of Benton, two brothers, Michael Bird of Lewisburg, Richard Bird of Prattville, AL, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her brother, Howard "Butch" Bird, III. Family and friends are invited to attend Sharon’s 11 AM funeral service, on Friday, November 13 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Doug W. Mellott officiating. The burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Family and friends may call from 10 – 11 AM on Friday at the Funeral home. In Sharon’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA Gift Processing Center P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC. -Funeral home obit


BOSTWICK -KATHI BOSTWICK BRUNTON of Las Cruces, N.M., passed on to her heavenly home Oct. 27, 2020. Born in Waverly, N.Y., Aug. 11, 1955, the daughter of Gale Bostwick and Doris Bloom Bostwick of Waverly. She was predeceased by her father, and brother Ronnie Bostwick. She is survived by her mother Doris, daughter Aleesha Felt of Virginia, special sister-in-law Vanda Bostwick Dade (Allen), niece Kimberly (Scott) Stermer, nephews Michael (Elisabeth) Bostwick, Christopher Bostwick and many friends throughout the U.S. Kathi was a 1973 graduate of Waverly High School, attended college in California and had a successful business career. She had a beautiful voice and sang with competitive singing groups for several years. She loved attending church, cooking, her animals and traveling to the ocean and mountains out West. She will be remembered for her fun-loving spirit. Services will be private. -Sayre Morning Times 11/6/2020


AVA J. BUCKWALTER, 10 months, of Wellsboro, PA passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Born Jan. 3, 2020, in Elmira, NY to Justin and Veronica (Snyder) Buckwalter, Ava was a bright and happy baby. She laughed a lot, and consistently brought happiness to those around her. She loved to eat and was a healthy and active child who enjoyed being outside, playing with her dogs, going for hikes in her backpack, and was especially fond of bath time. She was joyful and engaged with those around her, and even in her passing, she was able to gift hope to two children through her generosity with Gift of Life. Ava is survived by her parents; grandparents, Lucy Snyder of Wysox, Jeff Snyder of Wellsboro and Robert (Deborah) Buckwalter of Leola, PA; great-grandparents, William (Caryl) Snyder of Wyalusing; uncles and aunts, Lucas (Ashley) Snyder of Towanda, Victor (Diona) Snyder of Philadelphia and Brent (Jeanine) Buckwalter of Ephrata; and several cousins. Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Ava from 8-11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street,  Wellsboro, PA. A private memorial service will follow. Those wishing to make a donation in her memory are asked to consider the Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA or online -Towanda Daily Review 11/10/2020


BURR -DONNA MARIE BURGESS, age 69, of Meshoppen, PA passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Wesley Village in Pittston, PA.   Donna was born in Meshoppen, PA on May 1, 1951, the daughter of the late C. Ronald Burr (d. February 22, 2013) and Gail Swisher (d. October 25, 2013). After attending Elk Lake High School and earning her GED, Donna worked hard as a homemaker for her family while also helping out at the family owned Burr’s Poultry Farm, in Meshoppen, PA. Donna had a great passion for reading which led to her being both the librarian and a member of the board at the Frances Kennard Library, in Meshoppen.  She was also a member of Meshoppen United Methodist Church and past member of the Order of the Eastern Star Meshoppen Chapter #70.  Donna enjoyed bowling and could often be found on the lanes, participating in the Shadowbrook bowling league, in Tunkhannock, PA. She is survived by her daughters Kelly Robbins (Gary) of Retta, PA, Jenny Proffer (Les) of Pueblo, CO, and Jolene Hillard (Darren) of Meshoppen, PA; step-daughter Brenda Cartmell (Charlie) of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren Logan Robbins of Retta, PA, Alisa Proffer of Pueblo, Co, Tyrus Proffer of Pueblo, Co, Kaiden Proffer of Pueblo, CO, Joshua Sharer of Meshoppen, PA, Dylan Sharer of Meshoppen, PA, and Morgan Hillard of Meshoppen, PA; step-grandchildren Tammy Lee Varner of Indianapolis, IN, Nicole Whitesell of Indianapolis, IN, and Jason Cartmell of Indianapolis, IN. Donna is also survived by her sister and husband, Cindy and Chris Ferris, of Meshoppen, PA, and her brother in law, Raymond Buckingham, of Meshoppen, PA, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Donna was preceded in death by her brothers Raymond Spencer Burr (d. September 28, 1955) and David Ronald Burr (d. January 23, 1984); sister Carol Burr Buckingham (d. January 25, 2009); and nephew Christopher Buckingham (d. November 24, 2015). A private service will be held for Donna at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen, PA. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be in Donna’s name to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church at PO Box 159, 122 Church St. Meshoppen, PA. -Funeral home obit


CATCHPOLE -LINDA F. BAILEY age 80 of Elmira, NY passed away November 15, 2020. She was born on July 3, 1940, in Corning, NY, daughter of James and Shirley (Smith) Catchpole. She graduated from Elmira College with a BSN and served faithfully at Arnot Ogden Medical Center as an RN until retirement. Linda had a love for reading, camping, traveling, skiing, and the NY Yankees but, she was happiest when she was among family. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Wallace Bailey, sister, Judith Catchpole, sons, Lawrence and Dana Crone, daughter, Evelyn Fivie and granddaughter, Darcy Crone. She is survived by her sisters and brothers Sally Crowe, Janice McConnell, Phyllis Liddiard, James Catchpole and Thomas Catchpole; son, Frank Crone; grandchildren, Gary Norton, Becky Lewis, Elizabeth Burguess, Teresa Crone and Pamela Peckham; Several aunts, uncles, cousins and beloved great-grandchildren. Arrangements will be scheduled by the family at a later date due to Covid-19 restrictions. Arrangements are with the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/17/2020


JOHN CHACONA "Duck" of Sayre, Pa., passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, after an extended illness. John was born on July 11, 1942 to Ruth and Ted Chacona and was the second of six children. He was predeceased by his parents, Ruth and Ted Chacona, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jean and Charles Kisner. John is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Charlene Kisner Chacona; his sister, Donna Detrick (John); brother, Theodore Chacona (and Jennifer); his sister, Georgia Chacona; brother and best friend, Paul “Burt” Chacona (Claudia) and James Chacona; his children, Kathleen Quinn and Jacquelyn Chacona (Roy Hilferty); his grandchildren, Kaitlyn Markiewicz (Bryan), Alex Quinn (Brittany), Madison Hilferty, Mackenzie Hilferty; great-grandchildren, Jackson Markiewicz and Jameson Markiewicz; and lifelong friend, Rick Park. John graduated from Sayre High School in 1960. John worked for Lehigh Railroad/Conrail for nearly 40 years. After retiring from the railroad, John’s passion for woodworking and gardening flourished. He always had the best-looking yard on the street and the most bountiful garden. He and his brother Burt were a wonderful team and often did woodworking projects together. All of his children and grandchildren have pieces of his work in their homes. Whenever anyone asked John how he was, his reply was always, “Better than most,” and that was especially true when it came to being a grandfather. He adored all of his grandchildren and had special, meaningful relationships with each of them. They are all blessed with wonderful memories of trips with Mommom and Poppop, projects worked on together, fishing contests, and domino nights. Due to Covid-19, there will be no viewing hours; there will be a private family memorial service. The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring team at Fresenius Dialysis and the wonderful team at Guthrie Hospice. Memorial donations may be made in John’s name to a charity of one’s choice. The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. -Sayre Morning Times 11/10/2020


RONALD DENNIS CHILSON - After a brave fight against pancreatic cancer, Ronald Dennis Chilson, 50, of Athens, Pa. took his final journey Home with his family by his side on Friday, November 6, 2020. Ronald “Ronnie” was a loving, caring, and generous man who would give to or help anyone. He loved spending time with family, especially his girls Veronica and Jamie. Ronnie liked doing crossword puzzles on his computer and origami. He was born on September 28, 1970 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late William Chilson, Sr. and Hazel Young. He is predeceased by his father, William Chilson, Sr., and his Stepfather Ronald Young, Sr. paternal grandparents James and Anna Chilson, maternal grandparents Arthur and Flora “Betty” Sackett, Sr. paternal uncles Donald Chilson, James Chilson, Harold Chilson, and Michael Chilson, and maternal uncle David Sackett. Ronnie is survived by his two daughters, Veronica and Jamie Chilson of Athens, Pa., his mother, Hazel Young, his brother William (Denise) Chilson, Jr. and sister Tina Cameron, nieces and nephews, Megan (Valerie Hullings) Chilson, Jackie Cassimore, (Tommy) Clemens, Amber (Austin) King, and June Chilson, Richard Phelps, Kaelan Cameron. As per Ronnie’s wishes there will be no services. The family will have a celebration of life at their convenience. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Ronnie’s name to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. -Sayre Morning Times 11/9/2020


COOK -BONNIE MARIE CHILSON, 78, of Liberty Corners, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, 2020 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Bonnie was born Nov. 30, 1941 in Towanda the daughter of Robert and Cidney McCabe Cook. She was a graduate of Towanda High School. On March 18, 1961, Bonnie married Robert Lee Chilson at the Wysox Presbyterian Church. Bonnie was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and served on the Election Board in Monroe Township for a number of years. She enjoyed the outdoors, working in her garden, canning, ceramics, and completing word search puzzles. Bonnie dedicated her life to raising her 6 children and providing a welcoming home of abounding and unconditional love. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who placed the love of her family above everything else. She made each person in her family feel that they were truly special in her heart because they were. Bonnie’s life produced a blessed family who will cherish her memory forever. Her family includes her children, Chris S. (Crystal) Chilson, Lori (Kevin) Bozman, Pam (Mike) Doss, Kim (Rob) Daum and Nikki (Brian) Schoonover, daughter-in-law, Peggy Chilson, grandchildren, Danielle Kellogg, Ryan Bozman, Tara Wheeler, Marissa Mowry, Madi Doss, Ashlee Butkiewicz, Katie Johnston, Cody Chilson, Caleb Chilson, Hannah Chilson, Ashley Hollenback, Amber Searfoss, Ali Daum, Alex Daum, Sydney Schoonover and Gracie Schoonover, 19 great grandchildren, brothers, John (Jennie) Cook of Rome, Richard Cook of West Virginia, sisters-in-law, Suzanne Brown and Sharon (Jim) Marshall, brother-in-law, Gary (Connie) Chilson as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins and her canine companion, Rocky. Bonnie was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, R. Lee Chilson on July 29, 2020, son, Jeffrey L. Chilson, grandson, Adam L. Chilson, her parents, and sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Ron Irvine. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Liberty Corners Cemetery Association, in care of Juanita Williams, 3603 Liberty Corners Road, Towanda, PA in Bonnie’s memory. -Towanda Daily Review 11/29/2020


JOHN JESSE CLARK, 76, of Wellsboro, went to join his mother and father on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in the I.C.U. at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport. John was born Dec. 14, 1943, in Wellsboro, the son of the late Jesse and Florence Lena (Repard) Clark. He married the former Candace "Candy" M. Geyer on March 17, 1943 and celebrated almost 49 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, Candy, John is survived by a sister, Dorothy Clark Walters and her husband, Steve, of Covington; a daughter, Lisa and her husband Eric Nowak of Corning; a son, Michael and his wife Rachel (Billian) Clark and grandchildren, Ella Margaret and Drew Michael Clark, all of Pittsboro, N.C. John is also survived by his close friends, Alan and Nell Hawn, Bill Freeman and too many others to list. John attended Stony Fork school and graduated from Wellsboro High School. He worked almost 40 years at Corning Glass, GTE and Osram Sylvania, Wellsboro, as an Electro-Instrument Technician. John loved riding his Harley motorcycle and other motorcycles he owned over the years. The highlights of his life in addition to the day he bought his first Harley were welcoming his grandchildren into this world and dancing with his daughter at her wedding. His faithful companion, Sassy, misses her daddy so much. She doesn't understand what's going on. All she knows is that her daddy hasn't come home yet. On a personal note…. John, say hi to mom and dad. I know they will take good care of you. I will always love and miss you! Candy. Due to COVID- 19 restrictions and per John's wishes there will be no visitation and no public services. A private celebration of John's life will be held by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions in John's name be made to the Morris Township. Fire Department, 1993 PA 287, Morris, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. -Wellsboro Gazette 11/26/2020


CORBY -AGNES CORBY GORSKI SANDS, 96, of Tunkhannock passed away Tuesday November 17, 2020 at The Gardens of Tunkhannock. She was preceded in death by her husband Emerson “Amos” Sands, Sr. in 1996. Born in Noxen, PA on March 30, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Paul J. and Edna Redmond Corby. Agnes was a homemaker prior to working at the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory and later the Bocar Dress Factory, both in Tunkhannock. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, family gatherings and country music. She is survived by daughters, Ruth Carr, Elaine Howell and husband Leon, and Dottie Wagner and husband Dale; son, Bob Gorski; stepdaughter, Shirley Proof; stepsons, Jim, Stanley, and Emerson Sands, Jr.; brothers, Glenn Corby and Paul Corby; sister in law, Irene Corby; several nieces and nephews and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by brother and sister in laws, William Corby, Carl and Marge Corby, Ralph and Verne Corby; sister and brother in laws, Irene and Douglas Johnson, and Thelma and Irwin “Bill” Jones; son in law, Gordy Carr; nephews, Dean Johnson, and Ronnie Jones; stepsons, Wayne and Bob Sands. Family and friends are invited to attend Agnes’ funeral service which will be held on Saturday November 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA. Interment will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. A viewing will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service on Saturday. -Funeral home obit


CRAIG -FRANCES I. SONES, 100, of Hughesville, died Sunday, November 1, 2020 at

her home. Born March 6, 1920 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Harry and

Martha (Lowe) Craig. Her husband of 37 years, Raymond “Pep” Sones, preceded her in

death on March 8, 1978. Frances was a devout Christian who was eager to help anyone in

need. She was also a dedicated mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, baking

and working on her farm. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon L. Vetter of Hughesville; an

adopted son, Ralph R. DeWald Jr. Muncy; three great-grandchildren, Kristin R.

(William) Munns-Walters, Robert M. Munns, and William D. Munns; and three great-

great-grandchildren, JoElla A. Munns, Victor G. Walters, and Kavarrah I. Walters. In

addition to her parents and husband, Frances was preceded in death by two

granddaughters, Brenda L. Woodley and Teresa A. Munns; a great-grandson, Joel C.

Kitchen; and a son-in-law, Jon F. Vetter. A graveside funeral service will be held 1 p.m.

Thursday, November 5, at Muncy Cemetery, 204 East Penn St., Muncy, with Pastor

Richard C. Jones Sr. officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to McCarty-Thomas

Funeral Home, Hughesville. -Funeral home obit


DARTT -DOROTHY MAE (Dartt) STEVENS, 98, of Wellsboro passed away Thursday November 19, 2020 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation in Wellsboro. She was born July 1, 1922, in Wellsboro, to Myron and Christine (Peterson) Dartt. She graduated from Wellsboro High School and worked as a trust officer for Tioga County Savings and Trust. She married Robert L. Stevens, and raised her son and daughter in the Wellsboro area. Dorothy was a member of the Wellsboro First Methodist Church, National Association of Banking Women, and the Wednesday Morning Musicals. She loved her camp on Pine Creek, but her pride and joy were her grandchildren, she taught her youngest granddaughter to knit, and that skill led to her vocation. Dorothy is survived by her son: Craig Stevens (Ellen) of MD; her daughter: Kathy Neal (Larry) of Warren; 5 grandchildren: Jason, David and Timothy Neal, and Dr. Clare Stevens Skora (Andrew) and Erin Stevens; 6 great-grandchildren: Parker, Elliott, Andrew, Isaac, Emily and Alice Neal; two sisters: Helen Putnam and Ruth Horton, both of Wellsboro; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Richard Dartt and a sister, Phyllis Sims. Her family has entrusted the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA with her arrangements, and due to current social restrictions, will pay tribute to Dorothy's life with a memorial service at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in her memory are encouraged to remember the Deane Center for Performing Arts, 104 Main St, Wellsboro, PA. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/21/20020


ARTHUR H. DAWES, 75, of Blossburg, PA., passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020 at UPMC Susquehanna Hospital in Williamsport, PA. Arthur was born on February 21, 1945 in Jersey Shore to the late James Dawes and Rowena (Baney) Fasolt. Art was self-employed for many years, until his retirement, as a truck driver for Dawes’ Trucking. In 1981 Art married Connie Mattison. Together they shared 39 blissful years together.

Art was a very hard and dedicated worker. His utmost importance was providing for his family. Art was a very giving individual, and put everyone’s need first. He also enjoyed making homemade vanilla ice cream. Besides his parents Art was predeceased by a brother; James Dawes. Surviving Art are his wife; Connie, daughter; Crissy (Dawes) Carnright of Blossburg, step-son; Charles Loudenslager Jr. and wife Melissa of Westfield,  grandchildren; Zachary (Carolyn) Loudenslager and Tabitha Loudenslager both of Mansfield, Derek Carnright of Mainesburg, Daina Dawes of Blossburg, Kamren Gee of Blossburg and Nathan Mertsock of Westfield, great-granddaughter Lydia, son and daughter from a previous marriage; Kristin and Jeff Dawes, a sister; Patricia (Tom) Calderon of Texas and brother Paul (Chery) Dawes of Selinsgrove, sister-in-law, Carol Dawes of Syracuse, N.Y.,  as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 10-11 A.M at the Pepper Funeral Home, 314 Granger Street, Blossburg, PA. A memorial service will follow at 11 with Pastor Liz Jackson officiating. Please abide by the social distancing guidelines along with masks required. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to Connie Dawes, 323 N. Williamson Road, Blossburg, PA to help with Art’s final expenses. -Funeral home obit


DEBETS -HELENA D. HARVEY, age 86, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born on February 18, 1934 in Heerlen, Holland a daughter of John and Katrina (Van Der Broek) Debets. Helena was the wife of the late James Harvery who passed away on April 26, 2015. She worked as a teachers aid for Northern Tioga School District and was a member of Dexter Baptist Church. Helena is survived by her daughter, Deborah (John) Heidler of Spring Hills, FL; a grandchild, Robert Heidler; and three great grandchildren, Jack, Jessica, Justin; a sister, Patricia Gaylord of Mainesburg. She was preceded in death her parents; husband; a son, James W. Harvey; a brother, Rene DeBets and a granddaughter Amy Blow. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Dexter Baptist Church, 1215 PA 660 West, Wellsboro, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Funeral home obit


DEMPSEY -Mrs. MARIE A. KISNER, age 95, formerly of Laporte, PA, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2020 in Harrisburg. Marie was born on October 17, 1925, in Dushore, PA, a daughter of the late Robert James & Mary Kinsley Dempsey. She graduated from St. Basil’s High School a member of the class of 1943. She married Charles Francis Kisner and they enjoyed 65 years of marriage and partnership until his death on August 5, 2013. Marie worked alongside her husband Charlie who was a watchmaker and who started The Jewel Box in Dushore. In later years, they moved the business to Towanda, which was known as Kisner’s Gems. Marie was a member of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA.  For many years, she was a member of the Book Club and worked as a volunteer at the Dushore Library.  She was active as a Den Leader for the Cub Scouts and she was a proud mother of two Eagle Scouts.  After they moved to their cottage on Lake Mokoma, she was active in the Laporte Women’s Club. Surviving are Paul and Gloria Kisner of Linglestown and Francis and Mary Kisner of Lebanon; a room full of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Nannette Mary Kisner Piper on August 12, 2015. She was also predeceased by her sister, Helen Mulherin of Elmira, NY, and by three brothers; Eugene Dempsey of Binghamton, NY, James Dempsey of Endicott, NY, and Robert James Dempsey Jr., of Tunkhannock, PA. A Transferal Service will be held on Friday, November 27th 2020, at 9:30 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA, with the Rev. Thomas Major, presiding. Interment will follow in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Friday, November 27th 2020, from 9:00 to 9:30 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA or the Sullivan County Library, PO Box 309, Dushore, PA or to the church or charity of your choice.  Marie believed in caring for others. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. -Funeral home obit


DERRIG -MARY ELIZABETH BRENNAN, well known as “Sissy” 57, of Athens, Pa., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Derrig, passed away on October 20, 2020. Sissy went to Sayre High School and enjoyed working at the Best Western of Sayre, Pa. Sissy was a loving and devoted mother. She is survived by her sons Eric Derrig and Michael Brennan, Michael’s father Stan Brennan, and stepdaughter Nicole Brennan, Marie and Kevin Collett, sister Carol and DD Chandler, sister in-law Nancy Derrig, Danny and Amy, David and Audrey. Mary is predeceased by her parents, her son Eric Derrigs’s father Larry Fariello, her sister Catherine Garnsey, and her brother Dennis Derrig. Sissy adored her two step-grandchildren and was a proud Godmother to Mackenzie Jones. Sissy loved to spend time with her Aunt Saundra Weber. Sissy’s warm heart and gracious nature lives on through the many people she has touched within her life. She will be remembered by all of her loving nieces, nephews, family, and all friends near and far. Sissy never complained or displayed any kind of pain or discomfort; she always remained strong and resilient to her battle. Sissy, you will be dearly missed beyond words and we know your spirit will continue to reside forever in our hearts. Rest in Peace Sissy. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Home. -Funeral home obit


DOBRANSKI -DYANA RENEE DOBRANSKI FERRARI (Di), 45, of Woodbridge, VA, passed away on Sept. 27, 2020 at Sentara Hospital from the disease of addiction. She was surrounded by her family during her last hours here on earth. Born on Nov. 16, 1974 at the Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, VA. Dyana was the daughter of Ron and Nickalene Dobranski. She spent many of her younger years attending Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Church, Annandale, VA. She was a graduate of West Springfield High in Springfield, VA. She furthered her education at the Graham Webb Academy of Hair in Arlington, VA, and went on to be a very talented hairstylist for many years. She loved summers, pool and beach time and grilling her favorite meals for family and friends. Her fall pastime was watching her beloved Washington Redskins. Left to mourn her passing, in addition to her parents, are her children, Gianni Ferrari and Gage Ferrari; brother, Dan Dobranski (Stephanie); nephew, Dustin Dobranski of Woodbridge, VA, and many cousins, including her godfather, Jamie Gemski. Also missing her is her beloved Harley, her therapy dog. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Nicholas and Pearl Wasil and paternal grandparents, John and Mildred Dobranski. We will forever remember her bubbly personality, giving heart and wonderful smile. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Nov.14 at 11 a.m. at St Joachim’s Catholic Church, Meshoppen, with Father Peter Tran officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Thanks to Miller Funeral Home in Woodbridge, VA, for their services.

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.

I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took His hand when I heard Him call,

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I found that place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your heart and share with me,

God wanted me now, He set me free.

Author Unknown

Memorial contributions can be made to the Meshoppen Cat Rescue, 355 Heaven Bound Lane, Meshoppen, PA or Susquehanna Service Dogs, 1078 Gravel Hill Road, Grantville, PA. -Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 11/12/2020


DODDATO -VIRGINIA L. (Doddato) JONES, 84 of Ralston, PA left her earthly family to join her heavenly family, on Thursday evening, November 19, 2020. Virginia Louise was born on September 10, 1936 in Addison NY to the late Gilbert and Catherine Doddato. She attended Canton High School and graduated with the class of 1953. Though out high school, she worked for her father at the former Canton Diner and the local A&P grocery store. She met and married the love of her life, William “Bill” Jones and together they raised their family in Ralston. Bill preceded her in death on December 31, 2016 following 61 years of devoted marriage. Virginia was a member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Ralston and their Women’s Alter and Rosary Society. “Ginny” as she was known to her friends and family, worked at many different jobs over the years but her proudest moment was raising her four boys; William (and Sally) Jones of Phoenixville, PA, Michael (and Cathy) Jones of Middlesex, N.J., Gary (and Jennifer) Jones, Jay (and Wanda) Jones all of Ralston and a special place in her heart for Robert Finnimore of Baltimore MD. Ginny was blessed with 4 surviving grandchildren; Cody, Caleigh, Makenna, and Dakoda, a great granddaughter, Karleigh. In addition to her parents and husband William, she was predeceased by; a brother, Fred and a sister, Patricia Doddato, special grandsons; “Big” Jake Jones and “Little” Jake Jones. In keeping with Ginny’s wishes, a graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Pennsdale Cemetery near Bodines, PA. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Mrs. Jones’ name to the St. Aloysius Catholic Church or the SPCA of Lycoming County. The Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. of Canton, PA is assisting the family with arrangements. -Funeral home obit


DONVITO -EDITH D. NOVAK, 89, of Meshoppen passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 at The Gardens in Tunkhannock after a brief illness. She was born on May 25, 1931 in Clarks Summit, the daughter of the late Joseph DonVito and Adaline Grippo. She was married to Arthur “Bud” Novak in 1972 until he passed away in 2006. She was a graduate of Clarks Summit High School, Class of 1950. Edie was a homemaker for most of her adult life, in addition to being a Home Interior Sales Representative for many years, which she used to decorate her home beautifully. She was known for spending time in her garden, was a great cook who loved to host family holidays and made an amazing rigatoni sauce. She was an incredible spouse to Bud and kept him in line on the farm and at home, which wasn’t a task for just anyone. Family was very important to her and she proved that by saving every picture, announcement and holiday card sent to her. She was a member of St. Joachim’s Church in Meshoppen for many years. Edie is survived by her two sons, Jack Morgan (Suzanne) of Meshoppen and Tom Novak of Towanda; her grandchildren and their spouses, including great grandchildren, John Morgan (Michelle) including Clay Morgan (Danielle), Elizabeth McClure (Devon and daughter Willow Eden), Madeline Morgan, Cody Morgan (Nicki) including Talyn and a baby on the way, Trista Novak (including a baby on the way), Kelsea Novak (including Sawyer and Saylor Vanderpool), Devoni Novak (Dan) including Frankie Rosato), Kye Novak (Christina) and many special nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, Richard, Frank, Arthur, John and William DonVito; sisters, Laura Borushak and Philimenia Arre and nieces, Regina Gerrity, Annette Kutyna and Sandra Heller. Services will be held Friday, Nov. 13 at Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main Street, Laceyville, at 11 a.m. with Father Peter Tran of St. Joachim’s Church officiating. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow at the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Joachim’s Church, 245 State Street, Wyalusing, PA. -Wyalusing Rocket-Courier 11/10/2020


ROBERT EARLE, "Jeff", passed away on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at the age of 70. He was born on July 31, 1950 to Robert “Bob” and Wilma in Troy. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 39 years, Kathy (Burleigh) Earle. He is survived by his children, Terri (Earle) Newkirk of Parker, CO and son, Rob Earle of Croton-on-Hudson, New York; son-in-law, Andy Newkirk; grandchildren, Christopher Earle of Cortlandt Manor and KJ, Jenna, and Zack Newkirk of Parker, CO; siblings, Gary (Nancy) Earle and Patti (Tom) Holley of Troy, and Steve Earle; as well as several nieces and nephews. Jeff was a retail manager at McCrory’s/Kittingers in Peekskill for years and later obtained his Associates Degree in Accounting from Westchester Community College. He enjoyed coaching baseball and being on the Board of Directors of Peekskill Lapolla Little League. He was a Friday night season ticket holder of the NY Yankees for many years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Private family burial to be held in Troy, with a celebration of life ceremony to follow in Summer 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association. -Towanda Daily Review 11/19/2020


ENGDAHL -KATHRYN ELOISE BASSETT, "Peach" - Death is a heartache that no one can heal. Love leaves memories that no can steal. Kathryn (Peach) Eloise Bassett, 77, of Muncy, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at her home surrounded by family after an extended illness. Kathryn was born on June 28, 1943 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Gustuf Albert and Sara Eloise (Hampton) Engdahl. She married Byron E. Bassett on March 30, 1962 and shared 58 years of marriage before his passing on October 17, 2020. Kathryn was a graduate of Hughesville High School in 1961, and long-standing member of the Picture Rocks Methodist Church throughout her life, Peach seldom left her husband’s side...always on vacations together – enjoying her daughter and grandchildren's visits - just about each and every day of their lives. She enjoyed her home crafts made for family and the time spent with all of her extended family. She is survived by a daughter: Heidi Bassett of Muncy, a brother: Albert E. Engdahl of Montoursville and by two Grandchildren: Logan and Madison Bower. In addition to her parents, Kathryn is predeceased by her husband: Byron E. Bassett, a son: Byron S. Bassett, a sister: Selma L. Andrews, and by two brothers: Roland H. and Jon E. Engdahl. Family and friends are invited to attend Kathryn and Byron’s graveside service at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 21 at Montoursville Cemetery, with Rev. Thomas M. Brokaw officiating. A very Special Thank You- for the Outpouring of Love and Dedication shown by so many Nieces during her every day-to-day care at home- So many loving hours given by all making sure all her needs were met in the final months of her life, Also, a heartfelt thank you to Brittany, (UPMC hospice nurse) for going above and beyond her duties caring for our Family, as she did. Thank you all so much. Arrangements have been entrusted to McCarty~Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. -Funeral home obit


JOHN C. FISHER JR. 65, of Forkston passed away November 20, 2020, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Bonnie M. Hollister Fisher. Born in Meshoppen on August 22, 1955, he was the son of the late John C. and Mildred L. Severcool Fisher. He was employed by PennDOT prior to his retirement after 33 years. After retirement he was also employed by Shaver and Sons for many years, he was also a past member of the PA Bee Keeper Association. John was an avid hunter and fisherman and really enjoyed his time outdoors. In John's free time he loved spending time with his family, and his granddaughter MillieRose. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, John III, and Adam and wife Samantha all of Forkston. His granddaughter MillieRose Fisher, and several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Candy Fisher. Family and friends are invited to attend John’s graveside service which will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020, at 10:00 AM from the Lynn Cemetery, Springville PA. Arrangements and care entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Keystone Elk Country Alliance, 134 Homestead Dr, Benezette, PA. -Funeral home obit


FRANTZ -RUTH “ERNESTINE” C. (Frantz) FOOTE, 95, of Athens, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 at the Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on July 26, 1925, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the daughter of the late Robert E. and Pauline (Palmer) Frantz. Ernestine graduated from Camptown High School and always enjoyed going to high school reunions, which the last one attended was her 70th. She was a part of the Robert Packer Hospital Cadet Nursing Program and was a Registered Nurse for Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock and served as the Hospital Administrator. Ernestine worked for her husband as his Office Nurse for many years. After his passing, she became a Hospice Nurse, retiring from that position. She then became a volunteer in the 1980s and 1990s, until her health prevented her from continuing. Ernestine was a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre, and was their organist for 31 years. She enjoyed knitting, reading, and blessing many families with newborns with her handmade blankets throughout the years. Ernestine was always there to lend a helping hand to all her friends and neighbors. She is predeceased by her husband, John J. Foote, MD, stepson, Peter, and many aunts and uncles. Ernestine is survived by her daughter, Catherine Gschwind of Ulster, Pa., stepson, John (Linda) Foote, daughter-in-law, Frances (Pat) Harmon, grandchildren, Joseph (Holly) Schwind, Debra Fajet, David Gunther, Christine (Kevin) Marochas, and Susan (Sam) Eilert, great-grandchildren, Olivia, Grace, Noah, Steven, Makenna, and Eric, Jacob, Adam, Robert, Daniel and their mom, Carrie, two great-great-grandchildren, and her cousin, Marilyn Sweet of Buffalo, N.Y. At the family’s request, due to the current COVID-19, there will be no visitation or services. The family is being cared for by Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Ernestine’s memory to St. John Lutheran Church, 207 South Hopkins St., Sayre, PA or a local animal shelter of your choice. -Sayre Morning Times 11/25/2020


FROST -FLORENCE SYLVIA ELLIS - A heart of gold stopped beating, two willing hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best –  Florence Sylvia (Frost) Ellis, 85, of Windham Summit, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 at the Athens Health and Rehab Center. Florence was born on Jan. 29, 1935 at home in Dushore, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry L. and Lenora (Norconk) Frost. At a young age, she and her family moved to Johnson City. Florence was a graduate of Johnson City High School and was a graduate of the Wilson Hospital School of Nursing. On May 10, 1958 in Johnson City, Florence married Glen G. Ellis, together they shared 58 years of marriage until his passing on Aug. 10, 2016. Florence and Glen were devoted members of the Nichols United Methodist Church, where she served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years. Florence dedicated her life to serving others, for many years she worked in Infection Control and ICU at the Tioga General Hospital. Following the closing of Tioga General, Florence shared her love of nursing with Tioga County and Guthrie Hospice. She loved to be able to bring comfort to the patients and families. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who treasured the time spent with family. Florence always found the good in everyone and was the bright shining light to many. She enjoyed spending time cooking and baking, reading and studying genealogy. Florence will be greatly missed by her children: Victoria (Ron) Moore, Edward (Lauri) Ellis, William (Melissa) Ellis; her grandchildren: Jesse (Casey) Ransom, Becky (John) Kolesar, Lenny Kobbe, Lindsey (Bryan) Rought, Joshua and Benjamin Ellis. Five great-grandchildren: Myla Ransom, Christopher and Henry Rought, Madison Kobbe, and Brooke Kolesar. A brother: Boyd Frost; sisters-in-law: Beverly Frost and Ethel Frost. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Florence was welcomed into heaven by her parents; her loving husband, Glen; her siblings, Leonard Frost, Wayne Frost, Dorothy (Frost) Sabol and a sister-in-law, Beverly Frost. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 4-6 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Appropriate precautions are being taken for public health concerns, including masks, and social distancing. A period of visitation will also be held on Friday, Nov. 13 from 10-11 a.m. at the Nichols United Methodist Church, Main Street, Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of her life will follow at 11 a.m. Masks will be required. Florence will be laid to rest next to Glen at a private graveside service in the Osborne Hill Cemetery. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols United Methodist Church, 59-1 N. Main Street, Nichols, NY or Friends of Hospice, P.O. Box 638, Owego, NY in loving memory of Florence S. Ellis. -Sayre Morning Times 11/11/2020


GLEOCKLER -Mrs. RITA D. GLEOCKLER TUBACH, age 90, of Forksville, PA, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Valley View Center in Montoursville, PA. Rita was born June 20, 1930, in Forksville, PA, a daughter of the late of the late Chester F. and Ada Yonkin Gleockler.  She graduated from the Elkland Township Vocational High School, Estella, PA, and was a member of the class of 1948.  She married W. Earl Tubach of Wilmot on August 26, 1950.  Earl predeceased her on December 5, 1985. Rita worked at the World’s End State Park, in Forksville, PA, and at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, in Estella, PA. Rita was a member of St. Basil’s Church in Dushore, PA, and a member of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion Auxiliary, in Dushore, PA. She spent her life as a homemaker devoted to her husband and family. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her. Surviving: two sons: Gary E. (Tammy) Tubach of Forksville, PA and Walter D. (Lou Ann) Tubach of Forksville, PA; two daughters: Cherie White of Muncy, PA and Michelle (Todd) Banghart of Muncy, PA; sister: Mrs. Shirley (Kenneth) Bonnell of Montoursville, PA; grandchildren: Matthew (Ashley) Tubach of Eagles Mere, PA, Jordan (Cecily) Tubach of Forksville, PA, Nicholas (Samantha) Tubach of Forksville, PA, Gary (Nicole) Tubach of Shunk, PA, Jason (Amanda) Tubach of Forksville, PA, Jacqueline Tubach of Forksville, PA, Brian (Jane) Hoffman of Nordmont, PA, Kristie (Tony) Weik of Denver, PA, Lisa (Jason) Breneman of Denver, PA, Jessica (Travis) Miller of Hughesville, PA and Samantha (Brandon) Group of Muncy, PA; ­­­18 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by three brothers, Chester E. Gleockler on October 25, 2000, Leon C. “Babe” Gleockler on April 1, 2008, and Richard C. Gleockler, on January 25, 2012. Memorial contributions in her memory can be sent to the Valley View Rehab Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, PA. -Funeral home obit


GRIFFIN -MARY ELLEN LANDY, 91, passed away peacefully in her own home on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Landy, her parents, John E. and Mary C. Griffin, her brother and his wife, John J. and Agnes H. Griffin, and her son-in-law R. Mark Lundquist, and nephew John Brian Griffin. Mary Ellen was born in Sayre, at Robert Packer Hospital, on Nov. 29, 1928, and was raised in Towanda. She attended Saint Agnes School through 12th grade, then attended and graduated from Misericordia College in Dallas, PA in 1950. She taught school in Olean, NY. Throughout her lifetime, Mary Ellen was devoted to her entire immediate and extended family, caring for others selflessly and lovingly. Her favorite place to be was with “her people” — wherever they happened to be. She will be deeply missed. Mary Ellen is survived by her four children, their spouses and 16 grandchildren: R. Joseph Landy and his wife Debra, their children: Colleen (Matt) Schmitt, Kathleen (Andrew) McKenna, Brigid (Nick) Khuri, and Maggie (LT) Lawler; Mary L. and Hubert X. Gilroy, and Sean (Crystal), Katie, Christopher, Ellen (Chris) Hanna, and Robert; Eileen L. Lundquist, and Thomas (Lori), Kevin (Clare), Patrick (Amy) and Ryan: and Thomas F.(Maria) Landy and JT, Anna and Mary Catherine, and 12 great-grandchildren. Mary Ellen is also survived by her most loving and devoted nieces and nephews: Carroll Griffin Wert, Kathleen Griffin, Eileen M. Griffin, Mary Griffin Cummings, Patrick T. Griffin and Robert J. Griffin, and many devoted and caring cousins who shared a special bond as close as siblings. Also surviving are nieces and nephews Mary Anne Roth (Cort) Vitty, Caroline Roth, Thomas (Lisa) Bradley and David (Joanne) Bradley. Mary Ellen was a faithful member of Epiphany Roman Catholic Church and for much of her life was a daily communicant. She was also an Adorer in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel for many years. Mary Ellen’s family would like to thank the many, many friends and neighbors who have extended great kindness through visits and meals to Bob and Mary Ellen, particularly in recent years. You have been true angels. There will be a private funeral Mass, and due to the current global pandemic, it will be restricted to family. Memorial contributions may be sent to Epiphany School, 627 Stevenson Street, Sayre, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. -Towanda Daily Review 11/29/2020


RODNEY EUGENE GUISEWITE age 80 of Elmira  passed onto glory on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital. Rod was born in Aaronsburg, PA a son of Lester Miles Guisewite and Anna June Guisewite. He is predeceased by his siblings, Larry L. Guisewite, Veta Pauline Guisewite and infant sister Anna A. Guisewite. Rod is survived by his siblings: Marline Guisewite Kennedy and her husband William of Chincoteague Island, VA, Floretta Grace Miller of Tylersville, PA, and Kenneth L. Guisewite and his wife Donna of Rebersburg, PA; beloved friends, Robert Bennett and Roger Laughlin of Elmira; along with nieces, nephews; and family pet Jeepers. Rod was a graduate of Penns Valley High School in 1958. He then served his country in the U S Air Force from 1958 - 1963. While in the Air Force he was a surgical technician, continuing with this career path at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport PA, after his military service. Rod was a renaissance man…he enjoyed reading, cooking, good conversation, and excelled at gardening and collecting antiques. He was a Master Gardener with Co-operative Extension and co-owner of Mark Twain Country Antiques, in Elmira, with Robert Bennett. His beautiful home was featured several times on the Near Westside Garden Tour and Christmas Tour. After closing the antique store, Rod could be found helping out at estate sales with Debbie and Pete Peterson and Charlotte Manikowski of Next Chapter Sales. A man of faith, Rod's eternal life is blessed for having accepted the Lord, Jesus Christ, as his Savior. Rod's buddy Jeepers will be missing her daily walks along the Chemung River that Rod faithfully took her on, rain or shine. A celebration of Rod's life will be held at a later date. Those wishing may remember Rod with a donation to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/15/2020


HAMPSEY -DORIS ARLENE HAMPSEY UNDERWOOD died Tuesday November 3, 2020 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Kenneth C. Underwood in February of 2008. Born Endicott, NY on July 22, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ada Harvey Hampsey. She worked for Mulligan Printing for a number years and was a nurse at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Meshoppen. Her husband operated a wholesale retail egg business for 37 years. She is survived by two children, Linda L. Harvey of South Auburn, and Kenneth E. Underwood of Meshoppen; ten grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Bonnie M. Laired in 2019. Funeral services will be held privately with interment in Jersey Hill Cemetery, Auburn Center. -Funeral home obit


CYRIL A. HARVEY, "Joe", passed away at home Friday morning, Nov. 20, 2020, after a long and courageous battle against COPD. Joe was born Sept. 5, 1936 in Springville to Cyril Harvey, Sr. and Amy Harvey Jayne. He graduated from Tunkhannock High School in 1955. He served proudly in the U.S. Army from December 1959 to May 1962. After completing military police training, he was assigned to Fort Lewis, WA where he served for the remainder of his tour. He was a 1967 graduate of Hobart Welding School and worked for the Boilermakers Union as a welder for 31 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Harvey, and his granddaughter, Olivia Strunk. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Judith McLaud Harvey; daughters, Ellyn Harvey, Kathy Strunk and Tracy Sheridan (Christopher); six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, James Harvey and Thomas Harvey, and sisters, Blennie Ann Saylor, Marjorie Brown and Helen King. In the past, Joe was an active member of the Gardner-Warner American Legion Post 154 in Elk Lake. He served in their honor guard and held the office of Sergeant at Arms for several years. He was also a member of the Tunkhannock Moose Lodge 1276. Joe was an avid fisherman with a special passion for ice fishing. He especially enjoyed fishing at Little Elk Lake where he owned a recreational property for 20 years. In addition to fishing, he had a special affection for his Pomeranian dogs. Arrangements are entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gardner-Warner Post 154, 14515 State Route 3001, Montrose PA . -Wyalusing Rocket 11/24/2020


THOMAS PAUL HEASLEY, 31, of Canton, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 17, 2020. He was born to Tammie S Ballentine of Fruitland Park, FL and Thomas L Heasley Jr. of Ulster, on April 27, 1989 in Sayre. Tom was employed by Saco Road Party Rentals and good friend Ann Westbrook. Tom was such a comedian all the time. Never a dull moment when he was around. He enjoyed listening to a variety of music and was very creative and loved to draw. Tom was a very kindhearted man who loved and cared deeply for so many. He was a son, father, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, and friend and loved one to many. Tom is predeceased by his sister, Brooke Nicole Ford, a year earlier, Paternal grandmother, Bonnie Stansfield Heasley, Uncle Charles “Chip” Luckman, Step-father, John McKay, and best friend, John “JC” Collins, Jr. Tom is survived by his children, Haze Carr of Ford City, PA, Natalia Rath of Strasbourg, PA, Natalie Bump of Towanda, PA, Brentlee Sites of Monroeton, PA, and Augustus Heasley of Gillett, PA, parents Tammie Ballentine and Thomas Heasley, sister, Marissa June Ford of Fruitland Park, FL. Maternal grandmother, Carol (George) Hitchens of Haines City, FL, Maternal grandfather, Paul (Norma Lines) Ballentine of Ulster, PA. Aunt Dianna (Tony Fissel) Ballentine of Haines City, FL, Paternal grandfather, Thomas Heasley, Sr. Of Ulster, Aunt Helen (Brian) Bailey of Towanda, PA, Aunt Sandy (Dennis) Cote of Towanda, PA, Uncle Dave (Jennifer) Heasley of Ulster, PA, Step-father, Matthew (Barb) Ford of Canton, PA. Father figure of many years, Steven L Wheeler of Sayre, PA, “Bonus Mother” of many years, Karen M Wheeler of Waverly, NY, Bonus sisters, Melissa (Doug Dragoo & 3 children) Sinsabaugh of Waverly, NY, Megan (Dakota & 2 children) Relyea of Waverly, NY, Bonus Brother, Steven Wheeler (4 children) of Waverly, NY. Life-long friend, Lisa Cass-Lantz (Lee III) of Waverly, NY, several other aunts, uncles, cousins, and many many more special family and friends and all the hearts he touched that are unable to be listed. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 at the home of a very special friend, Torri Westbrook, 21 Gail Dr, Waverly, NY at 2 p.m. Please remember to wear your mask! -Towanda Daily Review 11/29/2020


HISTED -SARAH M. BAKER, 81, of Waverly passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Elderwood at Waverly. She was predeceased by her parents, W. Max and Sherley Gleason Histed; her loving husband of 57 years, George Baker; brothers, Francis and Hebert; and her daughter-in-law, Barbara Baker; son-in-law, Lonnie Blakeman. Sarah is survived by her children, Mike (Ruth Purtell) Baker of Waverly, Cathy (Jon) Schweiger of Waverly and Shirley (Craig) Blakeman-Kopatz of Athens; sister, Betty Bunt of Belfast; grandchildren, Peggy, Jonathan, Becky, Kristi, Colby and Kaitlyn; great grandchildren, Giulia, Anthony, Savannah, Irys, Alethea and Gabriella; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Sarah graduated from Belfast Central Schools in 1957 and went on to the school of nursing at Craig Colony and Hospital graduating in January of 1961. She worked for many years at Tioga General Hospital in Waverly and retired from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre in 2002 as a Pediatric Nurse. After her retirement she continued to work as in outpatient surgery per-diem. She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, the Waverly Senior Citizens Group and the Red Hat Society. Her and her husband George ran a ceramics business for many years, which she took enjoyment in painting the ceramics. She enjoyed knitting and had a passion for cooking and baking which she passed onto her kids and grandkids. A time of calling will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. A memorial service to honor Sarah’s life will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY with Rev. Cindy Schulte officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Belfast, NY next to her husband, George at the convenience of the family. -Sayre Morning Times 11/27/2020


DALE LAVERNE HOLLENBACK, 74, of Flagler Beach, FL, formerly of Sayre, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Dale was born in Towanda, on July 24, 1946 a son of the late Raymond “Pete” Hollenback and Helen Fowler Hollenback. He grew up working on the family farm in Luthers Mills, and was a graduate of Troy High School, Troy. Following high school Dale served with the U.S. Army Reserves. Dale was the president of D&K Enterprises, a trucking company in Waverly, NY for 40 years. Dale enjoyed the outdoors, farming in Luthers Mills, hunting and fishing. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, VFW Post 1568, Towanda, Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, Sayre. Sayre Elks Lodge No. 1148, Bradford County Outboard Motor Club and the Towanda Gun Club. Surviving are his daughter, Stephanie A. Miller of Baltimore, MD; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald D. and Denise Hollenback of Bel Air, MD; grandchildren, Delaney Miller, Angelina Miller, Paige Hollenback, Thomas Hollenback, and Morgan Hollenback; sisters, Laura Pape, Nancy Harman and Susan Hollenback; brother, Mark Hollenback; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and his friend and former spouse, Kathryn Hollenback. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Contributions in memory of Dale Laverne Hollenback may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL. ( -Towanda Daily Review 11/27/2020


JAMES -NANCY CAROLINE (James) BRUBAKER, 81, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at her home. She was born on May 27, 1939 in Kane, PA daughter of the late Wilbur R. and Alta Mae (Butters) James Jr. Nancy was a graduate of Kane Area Senior High School, earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Clarion University, and was awarded a master of education degree in special education from Bloomsburg University. She was a special education teacher for the Towanda Area School District for many years, and after became an assistant professor in special education and oversaw student teaching in that department. She was a member of the Council for Exceptional Children and was a past president of the Bradford-Sullivan County Teachers and vice president of the Bradford County Chapter of PARC. Nancy’s hobbies and interests included: building doll houses and shadow boxes, being an avid reader, running, gardening, and listening to easy-listening music. Nancy is survived by her partner, Sherry L. Damon; her siblings, J. Elaine (Jack) Henry of West Chesterfield, MA, Wilbur Ross (Doreen) James of Raleigh, NC and Dawn (Bob) Burkett of Elkland, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved cat Baylor. A memorial service to celebrate Nancy’s life will be held at a later date. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements. -Towanda Daily Review 11/10/2020


ROBERT F. JAYNE, 78, of Laceyville, PA passed away peacefully at his home on Nov. 22, 2020.  He was the son of the late Jean Allen Jayne (d. July 9, 1974) and Frank Jayne (d. Feb. 2, 1990).  Bob was born June 26, 1942 in Towanda, PA. Bob grew up in Meshoppen, PA and served his country in the Vietnam War from 1964-1966 and served in the Army Reserves from 1966-1970. He owned and operated the Black Walnut Car Wash for many years. He retired from Proctor and Gamble in 1997. After his retirement he was an avid golfer for many years, winning a number of league championships at Tall Pines Golf Course. He enjoyed traveling and visiting new places, NASCAR, and was a car enthusiast, always trading cars. Bob enjoyed spending time with his daughters most of all. He would take Delicia to endless hockey games and concerts growing up. He would always make sure Delaina and her friends had pizza and were properly scared while watching scary movies. Bob absolutely adored his granddaughters, always beaming from ear-to-ear when talking about them.  They were his world. On May 11, 2013 Bob married Susan Pattison Jones, the love of his life. They spent all of their time together and enjoyed shopping, traveling and countless hours of watching the food network. Bob was always coming up with new recipes and enjoyed using his smoker and especially sharing his food for his numerous family dinners he hosted. Bob is survived by his wife Susan; his daughters, Delaina Jayne (Duane Naugle) and Delicia Brown; step-children, Valarie Johnson and Jonathan Jones;  his granddaughters, Meira Naugle, Nadia, Elliana, Abriella and Aliza Brown; as well as  many step-grandchildren. A private service will be held at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the United Mitochondrial Disease foundation at or 8085 Salisbury Rd. Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA in honor of his granddaughter, Abriella (Abbi) Brown. Arrangements are entrusted with the Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main St., Laceyville, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 111/24/2020


JENNEY -LOLA J. FICE, 87, of Dallas, Pa., passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, Pa. Born in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mayme Scott Jenney and was a graduate of Athens High School. Lola worked for Eastman Kodak Industries for some time in the X-ray film department. She also worked for Endicott Johnson and was a CNA with home health care and other nursing centers. To Lola, family always came first and working on the family farm was in her blood. She loved cooking, baking, gardening, and playing dice. She especially liked her hot tub. Lola was preceded in death by her first husband Hal Wagner and second husband William P. Fice, brothers Scott, Charles, Robert, and Harold Jenney, sisters Grace Shickler, Bernice Jenney, Beatrice Jones, and Lois Pratt, sister-in-law Nancy Frisbie, and brother-in-law Theron Fice. Surviving are her son William Fice of Durango, Colo., and her daughters Terri Massardo (Steve) of Saugerties, N.Y., Mary D. Williams (Frank) of Centermoreland, Pa., Robin Morren (Mike) of Wyoming, Mich., Jennie Boyle (David) of Townville, S.C., and Ann Farnham of Owego, N.Y. She derived infinite pleasure from her 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, Pa. -Sayre Morning Times 12/3/2020


RICHARD K. KELTS, 98, of 1203 Boatman Road, Knoxville, passed away on Nov. 19, 2020. Richard was born in Blossburg on July 23, 1922 to the late Wayne and Kathryn (Baxter) Kelts. On Dec. 7, 1942 in Knoxville he married Eloise Brass. They were married for nearly 78 years. Richard farmed the land for many years on the Boatman Road where he lived his entire life. He was also employed by the H.S. Leathers hardware store in later years. Many will remember him for making maple syrup and apple cider. He enjoyed traveling in his retirement years. He was a long standing member of the Yoked Church in Knoxville. He is survived by his wife, Eloise Kelts; his three children, Larry (Diane) Kelts of Newark, Del., Wendy (James) Rexford of Greenwood, N.Y., Sylvia (Cal) Wynkoop of Wellsboro; his grandchildren, Kristie (Jeff) Chamberlain, Adam Kelts, Tim (Dawn) Rexford, Amy (Mike) Mills, Stacey (Lee) Williams, Melissa (Dave) Wilson, Cassie Wynkoop and 14 great- grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister- in-law, Muriel Brass and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Kathryn Kelts, a brother-in-law, Kenneth Brass and a great grandson, Ryan Mills. A service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Richard's memory may be made to the Knoxville Public Library or the Knoxville Yoked Church in Knoxville, Pa. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. -Wellsboro Gazette 11/23/2020


MICHAEL R. KLEIN, 65, of Elmira, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born on September 30, 1955, he was the son of the late Patricia Mizener and Richard Klein. Michael owned and operated Anne's Pancake's which he purchased from his good friend, mentor, second Mom, Anne Burbage in 2000, which he operated until the onset of his illness in 2020. He was well respected by the community and loved to help out those in need, sometimes being generous to a fault. Christmas was the holiday he enjoyed the most. He loved to shop and looked forward to his yearly vacations with family and friends. Mike is survived by his beloved cat, Chester; his sisters; Bonnie (Bob) Walborn, Michelle (Mark) Mott, Starla Sparling, all of Elmira and Katie Kenlon of California; his brother, Henry Klein of Elmira; several nieces and nephews; as well as many dear friends. Friends may call from 3-6 pm on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. in Elmira. Special thanks to Dr. Fucito, Dr. Gergel, Dr. Polouse, the compassionate staff at CareFirst and Mike's devoted friends who have helped us through this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mike's memory may be made to CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/2020


TANNER ISAIAH KOLB, age 21, of Liberty, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in South Carolina. He was born on December 17, 1998 in Williamsport, PA, a son of Adam and Lucia (Fontanez) Kolb. Tanner worked in sales at Security Systems. He was a member of Harvest Family Fellowship and enjoyed long boarding, snowboarding, running, music, cooking, spending time with children and animals and was known as a practical jokester. Tanner is survived by his parents; brothers Mikah and Talon Kolb, both of Liberty, PA; sister Trinity Kolb of Liberty, PA; paternal grandparents Floyd (Ann) Kolb of FL and Carla (Lyle) Haflett of Canton, PA and maternal grandfather Moises Fontanez of CA. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Virginia "Ginny" Murphy with whom he shared a close relationship. Friends and family are invited to call from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Harvest Family Fellowship, 28 Shaffer Hill Rd., Liberty, PA. A funeral service will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses. Services are under the direction of Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. -Funeral home obit


 KRINER -VERA V. LUDWIG, 92, of Williamsport passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at home. Born December 23, 1927 in Morris she was a daughter of the late Earl and Almina (Haker) Kriner. Vera was 1945 graduate of Liberty High School. She could be found as a faithful employee for over 30 years at Donna’s Restaurant. Surviving are her children, Marie Scott, of Williamsport, Donna Neece, of Linden, and Lewis Bacchieri of Florida; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Kriner, of France and Gerald Kriner, of Elmira; and a sister, Phyllis Earl of Troy. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Terry Bacchieri; a granddaughter, Danielle Neece; and her brothers, Kenneth, Paul, Robert, Wilford, Irvin and Howard Kriner. In keeping with her wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Vera’s name may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Home Care & Hospice, 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. -Funeral home obit



That’s the way I remember you all

If you can only remember me with tears,

Then don’t remember me at all”


 Rose Marie Elizabeth Kuykendall Stroud Andrewlavage passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 at the age of 95. She was a resident at the Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she received loving care amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Family and friends gathered there outside in July for a Covid-restricted 95th birthday party that she enjoyed. Rose passed with family at her side and the love and prayers of all who knew her. She was born in Towanda, PA on July 11, 1925 to parents Harry and Helen Kuykendall. She was blessed with beautiful red hair that only reappeared when her great grandchild, Isabella Barnes was born. Rose graduated from Towanda High School and then worked retail stores and later joined the Navy. After the war ended, Rose returned home to marry Earl Acla Stroud. Together they raised four children and started Stroud’s Plumbing and Heating in Wysox, Pennsylvania by selling a car and Rose’s fur coat in order to purchase a truck for the business. Rose was a wonderful mother and homemaker and loved visiting with neighbors and family. She adored her sister, Jackie Stevens, and they often cooked, canned and baked together. They enjoyed wonderful conversations around Jackie’s kitchen table, where laughter was always present. Rose’s hobbies included sewing, crafting, cooking, baking, vegetable gardening, bingo and playing cards and other games. Rose always whistled while she worked and her great-grandson, Sam, continues that trait. She will always be remembered for her chicken and biscuits, chocolate cake with peanut butter icing and her delicious soft sugar cookies with chocolate chips or raisin filling. Immediate family members preceding her in death are her first born son, Phillip Stroud; her husband, Earl Stroud; brother, Harry Kuykendall; sister, Jackie Stevens;  parents, Harry and Helen Kuykendall; great-grandson, Eli Ronald Barnes; second husband, Joseph Andrewlavage;  and stepdaughter, Barbara  Andrewlavage. She is survived by her children, Brenda Webster-Houck (David Houck), Mary Lou Stroud, and Daniel Stroud; and step-daughter, Elaine Fewer (John). Mary Lou Stroud was Rose’s special angel and caregiver through the years.    Sheryn Hollenback (Phil Stroud) and Mary Stroud (Dan) remained close to Rose over the years. Rose’s grandchildren are Jessica Collins (Dave), Erin Stroud (Noreen), Chadd Webster (Sheryl), Seth Barnes (Sheena), Lance Barnes (Stephanie), Chelsea Stroud, Vanessa McClure and Danielle Maines (Joshua). Surviving great grandchildren include Nathan Collins, Samuel Collins, Lane Stroud, Fiona Congilio, Zachary Sorensen, Isabella Barnes, Chase Barnes, Elizabeth Maines, Jack Maines, Victoria Maines, Luke Maines, Amelia McClure, Cameron Chilson, Cooper Chilson and Chase Chilson. Rose also leaves behind nieces and nephew, Melissa Washburn, Michele Snell, Scott Stevens, Tamara White, their families, and two very special friends, Ruth Franklin and Norma Moore. In lieu of flowers, remembrances for Rose can be sent to The Wysox Fire Department, 111 Lake Rd, Wysox, PA or St. Judes Children’s Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN. To honor Rose’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. The family is planning a celebration of her life at a date to be announced. A rose bush will be planted in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 11/10/2020


LEASE -ELIZABETH DRISLANE, 94, passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 peacefully in her sleep from natural causes at Continuing Health Care of Gahanna under the care of Capital City Hospice. Born July 20, 1926 in Mt. Liberty OH, she was one of 3 siblings, married and widowed twice, mother of 2 children which she raised in Wysox, as well as owning/running their floral greenhouse business (Decker floral) before returning to the Harris-Askins house in Westerville, OH to be closer to her sister. She was a proud member of the Westerville First Presbyterian Church. Survived by son, Wayne (Barbara) Decker Sr., grandson, Wayne (LeeAnn) Decker Jr., nephew, Mark Mirto, niece, Marybeth Mirto, Preceded in death by parents Ray and Mary Belle (Dick) Lease, first husband, Edgar Decker, second husband, Robert Drislane, brother Charles Lease, sister, Helen (Lease) Mirto, son, Gary Decker. Her family extends a sincere thank you to the staff at Continuing Healthcare of Gahanna and Capital City Hospice for the care they gave her as well as Linda Barr for the dear friendship they shared. When the proper time presents itself, the family will plan a celebration of life memorial service after the threat of the current pandemic conditions are no longer a concern. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations to be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Westerville in Elizabeth’s memory. -Towanda Daily Review 11/29/2020


THOMAS H. LEE - A life well lived is a precious gift, of hope and strength and grace, from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place. It’s filled with moments, sweet and sad with smiles and sometimes tears, with friendships formed and good times shared, and laughter through the years. A life well lived is a legacy, of joy and pride and pleasure, a living, lasting memory our grateful heart’s will treasure. Our loving Papa, Thomas H. Lee, 97, of Cadis, was reunited with our Mom Ochlee on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Tom was born on Aug. 20, 1923 in Homer, New York, a son of Myrtle Williams. He was a graduate of Warren Center High School. Following graduation, Tom was employed at Corning Glass and Chevy in Buffalo where he worked in the factory attaching brakes on automobiles. The draft came, and Papa proudly served his country with the US Navy during WWII. Following his honorable discharge in 1946, Papa was living in Buffalo and his heart was still in Warren Center where he was in love with Ochlee. For 86 weeks, he drove his old convertible down every weekend to see her. It was a cold fall day on Nov. 12, 1949, when he and Ochlee were married. Together they shared sixty-one years of marriage until her passing on Aug. 17, 2011. For over fifty years, Papa was a dairy farmer in Cadis with his brother-in-law Ken Prince. He treasured his family and always had a twinkle in his eye. He and Ochlee were members of the Warren Center Baptist Church where he served as Deacon. In addition, he also was a member of the Wappensining Grange and also served on the Northeast Bradford School Board. Tom and Ochlee opened their hearts and lovingly volunteered in the kindergarten class rooms at Northeast Bradford for nearly eighteen years and were known as “Papa and Mammy” to many. When not tending to the chores of the farm, Tom and Ochlee enjoyed traveling in their motorhome and were members of the Winnie’s Club. His memory will forever be cherished by his children, Robert and Lori Lee, Susan and Charlie Camin, Kelly and Dominic Sileo; his grandchildren, Jason Lee, Joshua (Rachel) Lee, Rachel (Joseph) Angolia, Madison (Nina) Lee, Silas Camin, Ockie Camin (and Fiance’ Jason Flint); his great grandchildren, Logan, Owen, Sophia, Lennyn and Thomas. He is also survived by his sister, Marilyn Kozlowski and a half brother Francis (Betty) Williams. Many nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Tom was welcomed into heaven by his mother Myrtle; his wife Ochlee; sisters Mary Williams and Doris Lindsey and a brother Freddie Williams. At the request of the family, a private memorial service will be held at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Warren Center Baptist Church, 883 Coburn Hill Rd, Warren Center, PA 18851 in loving memory of Thomas H. Lee. -Towanda Daily Review 11/8/2020


THOMAS E. LENT passed peacefully on Nov. 2, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was loved by many and will be truly missed. Tom grew up in Towanda, PA where his family owned a farm that instilled his love of the outdoors. After graduating Drexel University in Philadelphia with a degree in Engineering, he moved to Allentown, PA and had a long, successful career at Air Products & Chemicals. Tom was a believer in higher education, which took him to the University of Chicago where he received his MBA in International Finance. After graduation in 1980, Tom joined General Motors Treasurer’s Office in New York City. Tom revered family and he raised his sons, Adam and Andrew, in Westfield, New Jersey. Tom had deep connections with the people he met along the way and in his words, he desired to create a family tree, with firm roots and many branches. This included blood family and those whose lives he encountered and touched along the way. One of those non-blood family members was the owner of Thielsch Engineering in Cranston, RI. Tom started out as a consultant for Thielsch, where he and the owner developed a deep bond. Once the owner succumbed, Tom naturally took the helm to safeguard the company. Tom spent years building and growing Thielsch and considered his colleagues as further extended family. Outside of work, his passions included travel, spending time with family, golf, and the LA Dodgers, who gave him the best parting gift of a World Series win. Tom was actively growing his own unique family tree. Family, loyalty, intellect and achievement are all touchstones of how Tom lived his life. Tom was a natural patriarch and he was clearly the head of his family. One branch of Tom’s family tree is comprised of his two sisters, their spouses, his beloved nieces and nephews and his two grandnephews. To the surprise of no one who knew Tom, his ex-wife Susan always held a prominent place in his life. The love between Tom and Susan’s extended family was reciprocal and they all cherished their relationships. Tom lived his life valiantly, heroically, intelligently, passionately and with love. Those inhabiting Tom’s family tree are his legacy and all are committed to maintaining Tom’s vision for its survival and continued rebirth. Tom is survived by Adam, Lindsay, Brixton and Logan Lent, Andrew and Staci Lent, Susan Lent; his sisters, Nancy Hughey and Cindy Suda and their families and his long-time life companion. In lieu of flowers kindly contribute to Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA or Hezekiah’s Hands Home Repair Ministry in Towanda. -Towanda Daily Review 11/6/2020


WILLIAM BIRNEY LEWIS, "Bill", 92, of Wellsburg, NY, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in Athens, PA. He was the loving husband of the late Harriet (Denton) Lewis who passed away in April of 1993. The couple married December 28, 1950 and had 43 happy years together. Bill was born on May 23, 1928 in Wellsburg, son of the late William P. and Bessie (Birney) Lewis. He was a Wellsburg High School graduate and was a veteran of the Air Force during the Korean War. Bill was the 55-year owner of Lewis Transportation which carried mail from Rochester, NY to Elmira, NY. He was also a school bus driver for over 46 years and was contracted by the Elmira School District. Bill was a lifetime member and former Chief of the Wellsburg Fire Department. He was the mechanic who restored the popcorn truck that is on display in the city of Elmira. Bill was Christian by faith and was an avid baseball fan. Bill is survived by his son Jack D. (Laurie) Lewis of Cohocton, NY, his grandchildren: Kayla (Shelby) Deatherage, Patrick William (Jaime) Lewis, and Jack D. (Erika) Lewis, II, great grandchildren: Malaki, Zavan, Zoe, Austin, Jocelyn, Ethan, Braylyn, and Bradley, a nephew and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Harriet, his daughter Patricia Lee Lewis, and his sister Ruth Cowen. Arrangements are private and are entrusted to Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main St, Wellsburg, NY. -Elmira Star-Gazette 8/11/2020


LOSEY -MYRA LOUISE LOSEY COOK, 87, of 52 East Laurel St., Monroeton, passed away Friday evening, Nov. 6, 2020, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Myra was born in Troy, on Jan. 12, 1933, the daughter of Charles and Cora Cornish Losey Bronson. Myra was a graduate of Troy High School. On March 18, 1950, she married Lloyd Cook in Burlington. Myra was employed by the First National Bank of Bradford County for many years until retiring in 1991 having served as manager of the North Towanda branch office and as compliance officer with the Towanda main office. Myra was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Monroe Hose Company Auxiliary, Nittany Lions Club, French Choppers Camping Club, former treasurer of the Monroeton Cemetery Association, and was an avid Penn State fan. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, spending the winter months in Myrtle Beach, and traveling and camping with her husband in their motor home. She is survived by her children, Barbara Napp of Monroeton, Debra Rineer (Randy) of Temecula, CA, David (Beth) Cook of Dallastown; grandchildren, Randi Lloyd, Ryan Napp, Korrine York, Aaron Cook, and Bryna Cook; great-grandchildren, Callie Napp, Carter Napp, Genevieve York, and Phinley Whetzel; sisters, Jean Yard and friend, Warren Schrepple of West Burlington, Marjorie Brotzman of Peckville; brother, Ed (Jean) Bronson of West Burlington; sister-in-law, Martha Cook of Mansfield; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Lloyd Cook on Oct. 27, 2011, brother, Paul Losey and sister, Doris Birdsall Worden. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Monroeton Cemetery. A celebration of life service for family and friends will be announced at a later date. Contributions may be directed to the Monroeton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 3, Monroeton, PA or to the Monroeton Cemetery Association, in care of Cynthia Brown, treasurer, 911 Beebe Hill Road, Towanda, PA in Myra’s memory. -Towanda Daily Review 11/8/2020


DEAN W. MAY, age 75, of Muncy, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital of Williamsport. Dean was born April 2, 1945 in Muncy and was the son of the late Harry L. and the late Blanche P. (Snyder) May. He married Carol M. Felix on December 29, 1967 and shared 52 years of marriage. Dean was employed at Modecraft of Muncy prior to working for Muncy Homes for over 30 years, retiring in July 2015. Dean loved the outdoors, cutting firewood for his family, working with wood and travel to local craft shows with his wife. Dean was legally blind, however that did not stop him from making the precision cuts needed to make wooden tables, toy boxes, bookshelves and many other items. He leaves behind his wife: Carol M. (Felix) May of 52 years; three sisters: Doris A. (James) Myers of Hughesville, Shirley I. Charles of Muncy, Mary Lou Breneisen of Hughesville, and a brother: David L. May of Muncy. In addition to his parents, Dean is predeceased by two brothers; Arthur L., and Alfred "Pete" D. May. Due to the COVID 19 virus, funeral service will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to McCarty~Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. Funeral home notice


WILLIAM J. MAYNARD, "Billy", 49, of 2306 Homets Ferry Road, Wyalusing, PA passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Nov. 14, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family, following his courageous battle against cancer. “Billy,” as he was known by his family and many friends, was born in Waverly, NY on May 5, 1971, a son of the late John R. Maynard and Althea M. McAllister Maynard. He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School with the Class of 1989. On April 9, 1994, Billy married the former Darlene I. Brown in Towanda, PA. Billy worked in his family truck repair business in Wysox and continued the operation there following his father’s death, for many years, eventually relocating the business to Standing Stone, PA. He also operated an additional business, Graphix by Billy, at his home from 1988 until 2019. Billy loved stock car racing and was an active race participant in Pennsylvania and New York State for many years. In 2019, Billy was honored and inducted into the Tioga Motorsports Park Hall of Fame. Billy enjoyed working on all makes of vehicles and especially enjoyed time spent with his sons working on race cars and restoring the El Camino. Special times creating lasting memories were shared with family and friends while camping, and attending NASCAR races at Charlotte, Martinsville and Talladaga. Billy possessed a warm congenial personality, strong work ethic, keen intellect, sense of humor and was well spoken. He enjoyed playing word games, especially Scrabble. Billy was greatly respected by many and easily made many friendships throughout his life. He will be greatly missed. He was a member of Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191. Billy’s family includes his devoted wife and loving caregiver, Darlene Maynard; sons, Jacob W. (Nichole) Maynard of Homets Ferry, Mitchell R. Maynard of Homets Ferry; granddaughter, Brystol Maynard; brothers, Joseph (Monique) Maynard of Towanda, John (Dawn) Maynard of Towanda; father-in-law, Neil Brown of Towanda; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jenny and Tim Ennis of Wysox; special niece, Jennifer Polk of Georgia; very special friends, Duane Manzer, Jesse Barnes and Ken Murphy; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA. Abiding with Billy’s request, contributions may be directed to the Spaulding Foundation for Injured Drivers, in care of Betty Sherwood, 1074 Sulphur Springs Road, Owego, NY in Billy’s memory. -Towanda Daily Review 11/17/2020


DAVID J. MCKEAN - No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it and only God knows why.... David J. McKean, 61, of Nichols passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. David was born on Jan. 27, 1959 in Waverly, a son of the late Samuel and Barbara J. (Gumoksi) McKean. David was a graduate of Tioga Central High School Class of 1977. During his high school years, he formed many friendships and participated on the Cross Country, Track and enjoyed Photography class. Dave was a longtime employee of HADCO in Owego. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, was an avid reader and will be remembered by his family as a great prankster. Dave also was a wonderful cook and will be greatly missed as we all come together this holiday season. David was the “best brother” to his siblings: Paul (Robin) McKean, Deborah (Richard) Moore, Barbara (Gary) Rolfe, Penny (James) Krotzer, Sandy (Tom) Whitcomb; his uncles: Rick (Pam) Mott, Less Mott; his nieces and nephews: Paul McKean, David McKean, Melissa Ayer, Mindy Dougherty, Scott Moore, Danielle Moore, Greg Rolfe, Tim Rolfe, Samantha Dougherty, Bobby Krotzer, Amber Rogers, Sam Krotzer, Emily Whitcomb and Rachel Whitcomb and their families; and many cousins survive, along with a special cousin Frank McGrath. He was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Barbara McKean; his grandparents, Gladys (Don) Patterson, John (Lucille) Gumoski, Rose (Samuel) McKean. Abiding with David’s wishes, there will be no services. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to their local chapter of the American Heart Association. Caring assistance is being provided by the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. -Sayre Morning Times 11/19/2020


ROBERT WAYNE MODZELEWSKI, "Moe", passed away at the VA Hospital in Bath, NY on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 at 8:24 p.m. He was 74 years old. Robert has joined his loving wife, Evelyn, in heaven. They were together for many years and are now eternally inseparable. Gbob, as he was lovingly known as to all the kids, will always be loved and remembered by his surviving family and friends that cared for him deeply. Bob was born in Cameron, TX on Oct. 8, 1946. He entered the U.S. Army in 1966 and fought in Southeast Asia. He was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery and awarded two Purple Hearts for injuries sustained in combat. He served as an engineer in the Army Special Forces. He worked in several other jobs, mostly in transportation. This included armed security personnel driver, deliveryman for Schwann’s and as a school bus driver. Bob’s hobbies included hunting, fishing and bowling. He had an undying passion for motorcycles and riding. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the Crossroads Ministries in Sayre, PA with masks and social distancing required. In lieu of flowers and cards, memorial donations may be made to: Carla Correa, 1208 12th Ave., Dorothy, NJ. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St. Sayre, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 11/17/2020


EDWIN HERMAN MOON, 81, of Westfield, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home surrounded by his family on Nov. 23, 2020. He was born on Dec. 1, 1938 to Lee Chester and Margaret (Carmen) Moon at the Blossburg State Hospital. Ed served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1960. He retired from Electri-Cord in 2000 where he worked for 38 years. Ed's hobbies included fishing, bowling, playing cards, spending time with his family, and building balsam wood and tissue paper airplanes. On Feb. 22, 1975, he married the love of his life, the former Beverly Paul, and they celebrated 45 years together. He has two daughters, Angela Marie (Beverly Kearns) of Mesa, Ariz. and Kristi Lynne (Gary Pryer) of Sigonella, Sicily; two beautiful granddaughters, Mikayla D'Nelle (La'Kira) Campbell-Moon of Westfield and Alexis Monique Pryer of Sigonella, Sicily; his beloved canine companion, Ashley; one sister, Sandra (Kenneth) Crumb of Florida; sisters-in-law, Cheryl Moon and Norma Moon of Westfield and Jacqueline Moon of Whitesville, N.Y. and several nieces, nephews and close family friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Lee and Margaret; seven brothers, Richard, Louis, Gary, Wayne, Robert, Joseph and Freddie, and two sisters; Barbara and Bonnie. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Galeton with a private service being held at the Bath National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Ed's honor. -Wellsboro Gazette 11/26/2020


Mr. ELMER WILLIE PARKER, age 78, formerly of Towanda, PA, passed on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Laporte, PA. Elmer was born October 30, 1941, in Port Angeles, WA, a son of the late Roy W. & Una C. Balcom Parker.  He was raised in Forks, WA and graduated from Forks high school. He then attended Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington. Elmer joined the US Army in 1965 and served for two years.  He was stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado. In the service he met Sharon Irwin from Meshoppen, PA, and they married. Worked for Commonwealth Telephone Company for 37 years until his retirement.  During that period, he served as lineman, installer, dispatcher and retired as a switchman. During power outages, he would take generators to the outlining offices to keep the switches working until the power was restored.  He also served as Union President for CT workers in the local area for several years.  For some years, in the early 1970’s, Elmer also helped with his in-law’s local disposal route. After retirement, Elmer took some enrichment courses through the Bradford County Library and worked at Walmart in Athens where he worked in several capacities from stocking shelves, to door greeter, to Santa and the Easter Bunny. He was loved and known by many during all three jobs.  Elmer spent his entire working career at Commonwealth Telephone Company. He was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen Mary Dunn-Parker on May 17, 2019. Surviving: three sons: Arthur (Pamela) Parker of Gillett, PA, Robert (DeAnn) Parker of New Milford, PA and Elmer W. (Julia) Parker of Logansport, LA: daughters: Deanna Parker (Robinette) Minix of Salyersville, KY, Mary (Chris) Dunn Parker-Bradley of Bogalusa, LA, grandchildren: Meghanne Elayna Parker. Reid Mitchell Parker, Amanda Gin Thomas and Ryan Heath Thomas; two brothers: Walt (Phillis) Parker of Washington State and Richard (Crystal) Parker of Sequim, WA. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers:  Gary and Royal (Al) of Washington state. Two sisters: Opal Parker Riggs and an infant sister, Lillian, also of Washington state. His in-law’s, Elaine and Paul Dorsney of Sheshequin, PA and a brother-in-law, Charles Michael Rhodes of Falls, PA and several nieces and nephews. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. -Funeral home obit


MICHAEL DAVID PARKS - Our hearts were broken on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 with the sudden passing of our husband, father, son, uncle, and friend, Michael David Parks, 46, of LeRaysville, Pa. Mike was born on Feb. 8, 1974, at the Naval Hospital in Quantico, Va. At a young age, he moved with his mother to Burlington, Pa., changing from a Navy family to an Army family with the remarriage of his mother, Crystal Dunham, to Manville Parks. Mike never left the Bradford County area. In 1990, and in the 10th grade, Mike had his first date with the girl who would steal his heart, Jenn Kipp. A courtship continued for five years and on May 25, 1996, Mike and Jenn started their lives together. They both loved the hills of Pennsylvania and being able to raise their girls there and having them graduate from their alma mater. Mike was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 1992. Following graduation, Mike continued his education and graduated from Penn College, where he earned his Associate Degree in Building and Construction Technology in 1995. Mike was currently working at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre as a Maintenance Technician and was the proud recipient of the “Leader of the Quarter” two times. Although coming from a diverse family, Mike never differentiated between who was blood-related and who was not. He loved all of his family and poured his own time and effort into each equally. You did not have to have the last name Parks to be considered a family member. He was the second dad to many young adults in his neighborhood, he would open his doors to anyone in need. Mike was fun, loving, and supportive. He was the kind of person who would listen in a time of trouble, stay the extra hour to help the girls practice their volleyball, and always looked forward to adopting a child off the Christmas tree. He truly had a big heart! Besides spending time with his family, Mike loved to go hunting, fishing, and hiking. Mike and Jenn always looked forward to time to visit family in Arizona, although there was no place like home. He especially loved the thrill of hanging on to the edge of a cliff when ice-climbing. Mike was also a member of the NRA and a 32nd Degree Freemason of the Blue Lodge in Towanda. He had a mean shot, not only with a gun, but also with his pool stick, he loved Thursday nights and being able to play pool with the Brick Pool Team. Although he kept his calendar full, Mike never liked being in the spotlight. He possessed a humble and down-to-earth nature. If he were to read this now, he would probably would not realize how many people he impacted with his devotion and friendship, his fingerprint has left a imprint on all our lives. Mike’s memory will be forever treasured by wife, Jenn; his two daughters, Wanda Lucille “Lucy” and Alexandria Michael Parks; his mother, Crystal Parks; siblings, Manville (Brenda) Parks Jr. and Terry (Lorrie) Parks, Laura (Donald) Shaffer, Sophie German, Stephanie (Adam) Wilson, Justin (Alana) Alt, Christopher (Kelsey) Alt, and Donald Cook; his stepmother, Dottie Roberts; aunts and uncles, Charles (Nancy) Dunham, Kay (James) Kelly, Ed Parks, Will Parks, Michelle Parks (Jerry Smith), and Cindy Yoder; his father and mother in-law, Frosty and Darlene Kipp; his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sheryl (Michael) Kunik and Tom (Missy) Kipp. His memory will also live in his numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. His is predeceased by his father Manville Parks Sr., his uncle Alan Dunham and grandparents Clarence “Joby” and Ethel Parks and Wanda and J. David Dunham. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m.-1 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 and celebration of his life will be held at the convenience of the family. -Sayre Morning Times 11/25/2020


PETERS -PHYLLIS M. ROCKWELL, 89 of Syracuse, NY passed away on November 11, 2020 at home surrounded by loved ones. She was the wife of Willard "Jack" Rockwell with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Norman F. and Elizabeth King Peters. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter Melissa A.Bartlett wife of Jay M. Bartlett of Syracuse, NY.  Granddaughters Brittany (Christopher) Barbano, Amanda (Colby) Rocker, Jessica (Nicholas) Griffith, grandson Cody Mckissick and great-grandchildren Owen and Mia Rocker and Cassidy and Cailey Griffith. Also survived is her sister Joan Reath. She was predeceased by her daughter, Susan (Randy Morgan) Mckissick, her four sisters Sara Rappold, Anna Jones, Betty Diobilda, Kathryn Duca and three brothers, Raymond Peters, Norman Peters and Abe Peters. A celebration of life to honor Phyllis will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 11-1 P.M.  at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA. Please consider wearing a mask and abide by social distancing guidelines while attending.  A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. -Funeral home obit


RICHARD W. RANDALL, 87, of Forksville, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at The Highlands Care Center, Laporte. Born Aug. 19, 1933 in Elmira, NY, he was a son of the late LaVerne L. and Mamie E. (Brown) Randall. Rit was a graduate of the former Loyalsock Area High School, class of 1951, and received his Keystone Farmer’s Degree from FFA. Following graduation, he worked with his brothers as a logger for many years. He also farmed for many years and was employed at both Baumunk Lumber companies, L&H Lumber Company, and retired from Penn Dot in 2001 after having worked there for over 10 years. Rit was a member of the Elkland and State Granges, and the Sullivan County Fair Association where he exhibited numerous jams and jellies over the years. In his free time Rit enjoyed reading, watching baseball, basketball, wrestling, hunting and RFD. Surviving are a son, Jeffrey R. (Julia) Randall of Laporte; a brother, Lee (Lana) Randall of Olean, New York; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Randall; two granddaughters, Morgan Randall and Alexis Randall; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Rit was preceded in death by three brothers, Phillip L. Randall, James L. Randall, and Ronald P. Randall. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. For those attending the services please follow CDC guidelines by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.  -Funeral home obit


RYAN DALLAS RICHIE, 34, of Ulster, Pa. passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020 at his home. Ryan was born in Bossier City, LA on April 17, 1986 the son of Lee and Carol Williams Richie. He was a graduate of Herndon High School in Herndon, Va. and continued his education at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pa. where he received his Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree. Ryan was formerly employed by Americas Security in Towanda, Cargill in Wyalusing, Pa. and was employed for the past eight years by Best Buy in Nichols, N.Y. until the time of his passing. Ryan enjoyed spending time with family, water skiing, playing games, and movies. Hs favorite places to be were Lake Lamoka, and Disney World. Ryan was the light of the room and was fun to be with. He could make everyone laugh without trying. He was dearly loved by all and will be greatly missed. Ryan’s family includes his parents, Lee and Carol Williams Richie of Martinsburg, W.V., sister, Tiffany Renae (Chad) Mussmon of Purcellville, Va., brother, Lee Kenneth (Jordan) Richie of Martinsburg, W.V., aunts, Joan (Walter) Schulze of Alfred Station, N.Y., Cindy Richie of Paxinos, Pa., uncle, Kenneth (Jean) Williams of Wysox, a niece, six nephews, and several cousins. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 105, Ulster, PA in Ryan’s memory. -Sayre Morning Times 11/29/2020


RINGWALSKE -MARGARET TERWILLIGER, "Patty" of Horseheads NY surrendered her spirit into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, November 22, 2020 as her family and friends covered her in love and prayer. Patty was born March 24, 1942 in Elmira, NY to Edward Ringwalske and Lucille (Keough) Ringwalske. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Patty was Director of Housekeeping and Laundry, employed by Elcor Nursing Facility for 24 years. Patty married Michael Terwilliger on September 27, 1975. After raising their family, they enjoyed years of fun and laughter with their friends at Bonin Lake and as snowbirds in Biloxi MS. Her interests included spending time with her family, crocheting and jewelry making. Everyone that knew Patty knew her deep compassion for people and animals along with her delight for shopping. Patty was preceded in death by her parents as well as a brother Edward Jr and two grandsons, Richard J. Davis and James M. Davis Jr.. She is survived by her loving husband Michael and their beautiful blended family of 7 children, Dominic J. Palmieri III, Colleen (Mark) Barone, Christine (Donald) Hostrander, Brenda Palmieri, Michele (Michael) McDermott, Doreen (Michael) Bowers, Bernadette (David) Zimmerman; eighteen grandchildren; forty one great-grandchildren, who were yearly recipients of hats and scarves crochet by Patty's hands. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, November 28th 2020 from 1pm to 3pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A private family service will follow at 3pm. Adhering to NYS regulations, the number of guests at one time are limited and all guests must wear masks and maintain social distancing at all times. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/25/2020


GARY B. RORICK - It is with a very heavy and sad heart that we announce the passing of our husband, father, brother, grampy, and friend to many that Gary B. Rorick left us peacefully in the comfort of his own home on Nov. 19, 2020. Gary was born on Nov. 17, 1956 in Waverly, where he attended school and graduated in 1975. He then started working for the school in the maintenance department where he worked his way up to buildings and grounds supervisor up until his retirement after 40 years of service to Waverly Central Schools. After retirement, he took on many small jobs, helping people with their homes and automobiles with the free time he had. During his free time after retirement, he enjoyed spending time with many of his friends at the Waverly VFW and Sayre Catholic War Veterans’ clubs. Always one for a good time, he really enjoyed spending time with the people he cared about the most, whether it was going to concerts with his family, hunting with his sons and grandson, working on projects with his brother, cruises with his wife and family, brewing beer with his son, and spending time with his grandchildren. One could always count on Gary to be the life of the party wherever he was at. He had a laugh that would be recognizable to anyone who has ever heard it and remember for the catch phrases he used repeatedly throughout his life. He was always one to put others first and do anything for the people he loved and cared about the most, even though he would never admit it, we all knew he really cared. He will be greatly missed by so many. Gary is predeceased by his parents John and Hazel Rorick, sister Barb Madigan and his in-laws Sakari and Hazel Sundberg. Gary is survived by his loving wife Marsha of 39 years, his sons Jacob and Mathew (Heather), stepdaughter Malisa Lougher, his grandchildren Logan, Sakari, Wyatt, Ashley, Ary, and Olivia, siblings Larry (Jackie) and Scott (Rebecca) Rorick, Reda Fedurski, Joan (Tom) Richards, Yvonne (Ronnie) Scherer, and many nieces, nephews, and friends that he absolutely loved and adored. There will be a celebration of Gary’s life at a later date when friends and family can gather in larger numbers. For those wishing to make a donation in Gary’s name, please do so to the Waverly VFW, his home away from home, on 206 Broad St., Waverly, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 11/27/2020


SAFFORD -NANCY J. ARCESI, age 69, of Waverly, N.Y. passed away peacefully at home on November 25, 2020 after a brief battle with an aggressive, rare brain cancer. Nancy was born on December 8, 1950 in Towanda, PA to Bernard and Mary Jane (Lynch) Safford. She was raised on her Dad’s farm in Lockwood, NY, where her love for animals developed from a young age. Nancy was a 1968 graduate of Waverly High School and a lifelong Valley resident. She was pre-deceased by her parents and niece, Denise Schreck of Medina, NY. Nancy is survived by her son, Shawn (Nicole) Blakeman of Raleigh, NC; daughter, Karen Blakeman of Waverly, N.Y.; sister, Margaret “Peggy” (David) Schreck of Medina, NY; nephew, Matthew (Maggie) Schreck of Atlanta, Ga.; and five grandchildren, Nolan and Nate Blakeman of Raleigh, N.C. and Willow, Lincoln, and Cullen Sharpsteen of Waverly, N.Y. She also leaves behind dear friends, Barb Bucholtz of W. Melbourne, Fla., Gail Williams of Sayre, Pa. and Mary Rita Genevia. Surviving Nancy at home are her beloved pets, Monty, Tuffy, Phyllis and Ace and her spouse, Mike Arcesi. Nancy worked for the hometown paper, the Morning-Times, for over 20 years and developed lifelong bonds with several of her colleagues. She thoroughly enjoyed the daily exchanges with her friends in the Composing and Sports departments. Every day she completed the crossword in its entirety. She was a passionate fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and infamously “watched” their thrilling SB52 win with her eyes closed, holding two lucky charms, because she was too terrified to watch firsthand. After retiring, she turned her love of animals in to a pet sitting service which kept her quite busy, but never made her rich. Nancy’s focus was making sure both the pets and people were happy and cared for, not on making money. Many of her closest friends were initially clients she met via her new venture. She had a heart of gold and rarely said ‘no’, which lead to Nancy adopting multiple cats over the course of her life. She contributed extensively, both individually and working with others, to trap, spay/neuter, and release countless feral and stray cats in the Valley. Nancy was a kind, gentle woman who was most comfortable at home. Not one to seek the spotlight or travel, she lived an honest, faithful life. You could often find her in the audience or bleachers at her children’s’ events, then in later years at her grandchildren’s’ events. She loved them all dearly and lit up any time she saw them. Always doing for others and never quite aware of what a good person she was, Nancy will be remembered for her humility, grace and quiet example. Nancy was also a devoted member of Athens Wesleyan Church, and found great support in her church family. A time of calling will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 11 to 12 at Blauvelt’s Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 12:00 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY with Pastor Joshua Householder officiating. Private interment will be at the Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, N.Y. Nancy will be laid to rest directly adjacent to the fields her father worked on the farm. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be sent to Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 11/29/2020


THOMAS S. SAYLES, 81, of Tunkhannock died unexpectedly Thursday October 29,

2020 at home. He is survived by his wife of 36 years the former Else Stevens-Carter.

Born in Newburgh, NY he was the son of the late Thomas and Thelma Harding Sayles,

he proudly served in the United States Coast Guard. Before his retirement, he was

employed by New York State Department of Transportation before moving to

Northeastern PA. He and his wife along with his sister-in-law were the co-owners of The

Old Store in downtown Tunkhannock. Tom was always known by his customers to offer

a friendly smile and witty conversation. He was a loving and devoted husband, father,

father-in-law, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his children and

grandchildren. In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Joshua and wife Amber

of Tunkhannock, John and wife Jennifer of Glen Allen, VA; three grandchildren, Andrew

and Jayden Sayles (Joshua), and Emily Stales (John); sister-in-law, Maxine Stevens-

Smales. He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Alda Stevens-Page and brother-in-

law, Guy E. Stevens. Family and friends are invited to attend Thomas’ funeral service

which will be held on Wednesday November 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM from the Sheldon-

Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA. A viewing will be held

from 5:00 PM until the time of service. Interment will be in Jersey Hill Cemetery. -Funeral home obit


BRIAN STANLEY SCHLOSSER SR., age 57, passed away “Friday the 13th”, November 13, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Brian was predeceased by his mother, Joanne Schlosser of Ulster; father, Edward Schlosser Sr. of Ulster; brother, Floyd Coyne of Ulster; brother, Edward Schlosser Jr. of Ulster; and brother, Charles “Chucky” Harkinson of Ulster. Brian is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyne M. Schlosser; brother, Kevin Schlosser Sr.; sister, Cindy Coyne; brother, David Schlosser; son, Brian Schlosser Jr. and daughter-in-law Stacy Schlosser; daughter, Tiffany N. Glielmi and son-in-law Robert Glielmi; and his grandchildren whom he loved with his whole heart, Addison Glielmi, Ethan Glielmi, Sidney Schlosser, Brian Schlosser III, and Hudson Glielmi. Brian was born March 18, 1963 in Woodbury, NJ where he lived until he was 9. His family embedded their roots in rural Ulster, PA where Brian grew up learning to love hunting, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with friends. Brian married his high school sweetheart and best friend, Carolyne Schlosser, on December 5, 1981. Shortly after, Brian joined the United States Air Force in February of 1982. Brian served as a Jet Engine Mechanic and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant until his honorable discharge in July of 1992. Brian and Carolyne built a beautiful family and legacy throughout their 42 years of marriage having 2 children and helping to raise multiple neighborhood kids who were always welcome in their home. Brian built a career at the Daily Review/Towanda Printing Company, where he worked for more than 25 years. In his most recent years, Brian enjoyed spending his days with his family, especially his grandchildren and his dogs Tucker and Abraham. His favorite hobby was decorating for and celebrating Halloween. His family asks that in his memory you will continue to spread the Halloween spookiness throughout the season. A quote from his favorite movie Young Frankenstein:

“Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What a filthy job.

Igor: Could be worse.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: How?

Igor: Could be raining... (thunder followed by rain)”

A time of calling will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. Full military honors will be accorded Brian on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY by the Valley Color Guard. Memorial donations may be made in Brian’s name to the Valley Color Guard, 206 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 11/16/2020


HILARY DEAN SCHMOUDER, 96, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at UPMC Susquehanna. He was born on June 17, 1924 in Williamsport, the only son of Hilary D., Sr., and Etta (Holcomb) Schmouder and brother to three sisters, Eloise, Rose, and Joanne. Hilary spent his early childhood in Trout Run, Pennsylvania. Later his family moved to Williamsport where he graduated from Williamsport High School.  Always mechanically inclined, Hilary took additional classes at the Williamsport Technical Institute. He volunteered to join the Army in 1944 and served as a Sergeant in the Army Air Corp in North Africa until the end of World War II. Returning home to Williamsport in 1946, Hilary met the love of his life and future wife, Betty. The two married and soon after moved to Montoursville where they raised their three children. Hilary had the luxury of working essentially for one company over his entire career, GTE Sylvania. Through most of this career, he was based in Montoursville, assuming positions of increasing leadership. At the time of his retirement, Hilary headed the Mechanical Maintenance Department. One of the innovative products he worked on...the FlashCube! While Hilary and his family resided in Montoursville, his real passion was spending time at the family cabin along the Loyalsock Creek. For many years, the family spent much of their free time there enjoying the outdoors.  Of course, fishing was always on the top of his must-do-list, but Hilary could also be found cooking on the BBQ grill, hunting the occasional deer, and losing at croquet (Betty was a ruthless opponent!). During his thirty-six-year retirement, Hilary and Betty had plenty of time to experience the love of a growing family of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There was also time to travel with close friends to both familiar and exotic locations; including the Outer Banks, Germany, the Grand Canyon and Ireland. There is photographic proof that he did the hula in Hawaii. Hilary was a member of Lodge 106 F&AM; and Bethany Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of nearly 70 years, the former Elizabeth (Betty) Louise Wilson. Surviving are two sons, Dr. Robert L. Schmouder, of Berkeley Heights, NJ, and Gary R. (Melodie) Schmouder of Loyalsock, PA; one daughter, Dr. Patricia S. (Charles) Miller of Turbotville, PA; four grandchildren, Dr. Christopher T. Miller (Dr. Maureen), Dr. Vanessa M. Schmouder (Dr. Curtis Johnston), Dr. David C. (Krysta) Miller, and Janelle C. Schmouder (Nicholas Lewis); five great-grandchildren, Jack Miller, Tessa Miller, Boden Miller, Clara Johnston, and Robert Lewis. There will be a private family graveside service on Friday, November 27, 2020 at the Montoursville Cemetery. Regrettably, the family has decided there will be no visitation due to the coronavirus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church general fund, 369 Broad Street, Montoursville, PA. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. -Funeral home obit


SCHROTH -RENEE A. (Schroth) SMITH of Elmira - Age 57, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 15, 2020 after a long battle with alcoholism. Renee was born, raised, and lived most of her life in Breesport NY. She was the daughter of the late Ronald E. and Patricia (Halloran) Schroth who both died in 2019. Renee is survived by her three daughters and their families, Shannon and Beau Spotts of Erin NY with their children Ronnie, Barrett and Gloria …. Cassie and Erik Nybeck of Elmira with son Carson …. Morgan and Ethan Sheets of Gillett PA with his daughter Raylyn. Also surviving are brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Heather Schroth of Breesport; special friends, Marlena Simons, Tim Golden and Dennis Greenawalt; aunts and uncles, Butch and Carol Schroth, Bill and Connie Schroth, Patty Lou and Tom Makovitch; many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Renee loved bargain shopping, cooking, giving to others, diet Pepsi fountain drinks, and her canine companion Daisy. Above all she loved her family, especially being a grandma. Family and friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 West Water St., Elmira, on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Facial masks are required, and social distancing protocols will be in place. Private burial will take place at Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport, NY. Those wishing may remember Renee with a donation to the Salvation Army - Our House, 401 Division Street, Elmira, NY. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/20/2020


Dr. CLARENCE ALBERT SCOTT, DO, 68, a 23 year resident of Lee County, FL formerly of Troy, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 in Naples, FL. He was born Oct. 22, 1952 in Troy. Clarence was a treasured member of the communities of both Troy, and the Fort Myers/Cape Coral, Florida, area during his 38 years of medical practice as a family practitioner. He is remembered by his family as a caring husband, father, and grandfather who always placed their needs in front of his own. His patients remember Dr Scott as an exemplification of a vanishing breed of physicians, where he treated every patient as if they were a member of his own family. Clarence graduated from Troy High School, then attended Mansfield University, Graduated with a degree in Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1981. He held the office of President for Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association in 1993. He later earned his degree in Master of Business Administration at the University of South Florida in 1997. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Becky May Scott of Fort Myers, FL; mother, Hazel Ashton of Columbia Cross Roads; three children, John Scott (wife, Brittany) of Moore Haven, FL, Michael Scott (wife, Jamie) of Labelle, Florida, and Clinton Scott (fiancé, Ashlee Pavel) of Fort Myers; mother-in-law, Jeannette May of Canton; three sisters, Vicki Tyler (husband, Wayne) of Jacksonville, FL, Pamela Huffstetler of Suffolk, VA and Robin Coyle of Sayre; five grandchildren, Mason, Wylon, Pierce, Wrenley, and Casin; several nieces and nephews; as well as, Nip his treasured dog. Clarence was preceded in death by his father Clarence A. Scott, Sr. Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 at Temple Baptist Church, North Fort Myers, FL with Joshua Dorcey officiating. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 2:30 p.m. until the time of service. Memorial Contributions in memory of Dr. Clarence Albert Scott, DO are suggested to Florida Osteopathic Medical Association- Student Scholarship Fund “In Memory of Clarence A. Scott, DO” 2544 Blairstone Pines Drive Tallahassee, FL or American Nurses Foundation- Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses “In Memory of Dr. Clarence A. Scott, DO”  Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. -Towanda Daily Review 11/14/2020


MICHAEL S. SHERANT, 60, of Watsontown, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born Feb. 18, 1960 in Blossburg, a son of the late Daniel Stanley and Helen June (Reed) Sherant. Mike attended the Liberty Area Schools. He was a member of; Blossburg's St. Mary's Catholic Church, American Legion, Arnot Sportsman's Club and the Red Knights International MC-PA 32. Michael was a truck driver and was employed by Glenn O. Hawbaker in Montoursville for over 15 years. Mike enjoyed spending time with his life-partner; Kim, as well as his family, friends and his faithful dog, Hank. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved; hunting, fishing, camping and riding his motorcycle. Surviving are his life-partner, Kim Weillver of Watsontown; children, Stephanie (Melissa) Posse of Mount Bethel, Matthew (Carrie) Sherant of North Pole, Alaska, Adam Sherant of Morris Run, Allissia Sherant of Williamsport, Michelle Sherant of Anchorage, Alaska; siblings, Nancy (David) Mattison of East Point, Raymond (Lori) Sherant of Arnot, Amy (Timothy) Herr of Summerville, S.C.; grandchildren, Keelie, Keagan, Kason, Kenton, Mackenzie and Stella; nieces, Danielle (Dan) Weaver of Cogan Station, Ashley Sherant of Summerville, S.C. and Kayla Sherant of Arnot; nephews, Bear (Kay) Mattison of Liberty, Daniel Sherant of Arnot and Dalton Herr of Summerville, special friends, Gary and Bonnie Harmon. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 314 Granger St. in Blossburg. A Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ed Siddle officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Michael's name may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. -Wellsboro Gazette 11/6/2020


RAMON B. SHORT, age 84, of Tioga, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at The Green Home in Wellsboro. He was born on May 13, 1936 in Blossburg, PA, the son of Clifford and Ethel (Wright) Short. Ramon owned and operated Shorts Bar in Tioga. Ramon is survived by his son, Clifford (Dru) Short of Tioga; three daughters, Sheila (Gordon Wood) Mortimer of Tioga, Crystal (Steve) Stage of Lawrenceville, and Vonda (Doug) Wimmer of Arnot; and a sister, Jean Sepiol of Wellsboro. He was preceded in death his parents; and a grandson, Devin Stage. In honoring Ramon's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/26/2020


EDWIN SIMONS, 92, of Waverly passed away at Elderwood Nursing Home in Waverly on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, Clyde and Edna Mae (Yaples) Simons; his wife, Elsie Hayton Simons; and siblings, Charles Simons, Kenneth Simons, Marion Simons, Lillian Simons, Kathryn Stachowski and Margaret Spencer. Ed is survived by his siblings, Arlene Sampson and James Simons, both of Waverly, N.Y.; by his three children, David (Marie) Simons of Branford, Conn., Mark (Elaine) Simons of Waverly, N.Y., and Donna Hubbard of Barton, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Nicole Cordero of Milford, Conn., Erica (Ken) Baylor of Westlake, Fla., Brittany (Allan) Morazes of Ansonia, Conn., April Treadu of Tioga Center, N.Y., and Tommy (Eileen) Leonard of Waverly, N.Y.; he is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Ed was a lifelong resident of Waverly. He was a hard worker, having worked for over 20 years at Food & Drug Research Lab in Waverly, and then serving over 20 years at Leprino Food Co., Sayre, Pa., until his retirement at the age of 67. He was a former volunteer firefighter at Cayuta Hose Co. No. 4 Fire Department in East Waverly. Ed loved playing cards and horseshoes, and especially spending time with family during summertime barbecues, which he always showed up with his quarters ready for a game. A time of calling will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 from 10-11 a.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. A memorial service to honor Ed’s life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. The family respectfully requests, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local volunteer fire department in Ed’s memory. -Sayre Morning Times 11/17/2020


RONALD A. SIMONS, age 75, of Penn Yan, N.Y., passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Ronald was born in Sayre, Pa., on Dec. 21, 1944, the son of the late Manley and Charlene Simons. He graduated high school in Athens, Pa., and married Joyce Reynolds on Aug. 6, 1965 in Litchfield, Pa. He was a lifelong farmer, retiring in 2020. He was a member of the Penn Yan Moose. Ron loved riding his motorcycle, betting on the horses and watching them race! He enjoyed getting together with the guys and pulling their mini tractors! Above all, Ron loved having his family around him! Ron is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Joyce Simons; his daughter, Teresa (John) Tyler; grandchildren, Jessica (Josh) Wood and Megan (Travis Mothersell) Finger; great-grandchildren, Waylon and Merle Wood; sisters, JoAnn (John) Goble of Corning and Paula Stewart of Gadston, Ala.; brother, Larry (Liz) Simons of Thomasville, N.C.; as well as, several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son. There will be no prior calling hours, a Celebration of His Life will be held at a later date at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ron’s memory to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 11/24/2020


GEORGE AMOS SMITH JR. (better known as Skip Smith), 84, of Eagles Mere, died, Wednesday November 4, 2020, at his home with his family by his side. He was born on July 14, 1936 near Geneva NY while his mother was visiting family and picking grapes, he was the son of the late George Amos Smith and Harriet (Houseknecht) Smith of Eagles Mere. After high school George (Skip) served three years in the army in the early 60”s. The first year in Fort Dix, New Jersey where he completed basic training and mechanic school. He then spent one and a half years in an artillery company where he was a member of a six-man team that operated a large atomic gun on the German/Czechoslovakia boarded while the Russians threatened invasion. This company was disbanded when the USA got their first nuclear missiles. George then spent the last six months of enlistment in Germany as a truck mechanic. After serving his country, George (Skip) Smith returned to his home town of Eagles Mere where he become reacquainted with Florence B. Smith and they married and purchased a home near where he grew up. He worked shortly as an Eagles Mere Borough employee and at the Rainbow Farm Estates before going to work for Marquadt Bros Lumber and Farming in Muncy Valley, PA where he worked until retiring at age 62. George (Skip) enjoyed shooting and hunting as well as just watching wildlife. George and his wife also raised several horses over the years including a colt that was born at their home. His favorite was a large work horse named Prince. He liked to grow things which included a large garden when the family was at home, but just tomato plants in recent years. He planted an apple orchard and rebuilt an apple press to use in making apple cider. He enjoyed and owned several old tractors. He liked fixing things including the tracks, cars, trucks, lawn mowers, motor cycles, and bicycles. He was a definite “cobbler” fixing things with materials he repurposed, just as his dad did before him. Chopping and stacking firewood was his favorite form of exercise, which he continued to do up until a few weeks before his death. George (Skip) and his wife, Florence B. Smith, celebrated 55 years of marriage before Florence passed in 2018. Surviving are three step-daughters, Carolyn B. (Edward) Taylor of Picture Rocks, Margaret A. Blackwell of Montoursville, and Jeannine R. (Mark) Richlin of Dushore; twelve grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. George is also survived by three sisters Elaine Mudrick of Eagles Mere, Carol Bigger of Selinsgrove, and Rhoda (Dan) Johnson of Newmanstown PA. In addition to his parents and wife, George was preceded in death by his parents and wife, sons George A. Smith III and John S. Smith, sister Dixie Schrader and a grandson Drew Taylor. The family will host a memorial service on Sunday November 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Eagles Mere Community Church Laporte Ave. Eagles Mere for family and friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. -Funeral home obit


PAULINE SMITH, age 91, of Troy, passed away on Nov. 25, 2020. She was the daughter of Lewis Smith and Edna C. (Larkins) Smith, was born in Altoona. April 1, 1929. Pauline is survived by her chosen family, Ann and Joe DeHaas, their beloved family, dear friends and her extended family at the Sylvania Presbyterian Church to which she was dedicated. Pauline was dedicated to providing love and care to children all of her life and was a lover of animals. She was a talented hobbyist, and loved doing many arts and crafts, particularly needlework. Pauline will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there are no immediate plans for a public service. The family plans to have a celebration of Pauline’s life in the spring of 2021 and will post plans at that time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. -Towanda Daily Review 11/28/2020


CHARLES H. SNYDER SR., 73, of Pennsadale passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 at UPMC Susquehanna Hospital. He was born on October 3, 1947 in Harrisburg, the son of the late Harry E. Jr., and Blanche (Eisenacher) Snyder. He graduated from William Penn H. S. in 1965, was a Vietnam Army veteran, and a graduate of the PA State Police Academy. He retired as Crime Corporal from Troop P LaPorte. He served as an Uncle for Little League Baseball and enjoyed golfing, woodworking and NASCAR. Surviving is his wife of 36 years, the former Nancy M. O’Boyle; two sons, Charles H. (Lisa) Snyder, Jr., of Muncy, Martin C. (Marion) Snyder, of Charleston, SC.; brother, Harry E. Snyder III, of Harrisburg; sister, Virginia Berry, of Harrisburg; and three grandchildren, Jordan, Karrie, and Kassidy Snyder. There will be a funeral service Thursday, November 12, 12:00 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA with The Rev. Glenn McCreary V.E. officiating. There will be a viewing for family and friends on Thursday, 11-12:00 p.m. in the church. Masks and social distancing will be required. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. -Funeral home obit


SOPRANO -CRESCENZA GREGORIO, 88, of 128 Providence St., Waverly, NY left her earthly journey to join her creator and family on November 7, 2020. She died peacefully with her beloved daughter at her side. Crescenza was born February 1, 1932 in Sassinoro, Italy to the late Paolina Soprano and Nicola Cusano. She grew up on her parents’ farm with her two sisters. On March 26th, 1951, she married the love of her life, Domenico Gregorio. After living through the hardships of WWII, in 1952 she immigrated to Montevideo, Uruguay, 1½ years after her husband Domenico. For 25 years, they made a home and began raising a family. On March 31, 1975, Crescenza and her family were sponsored by her sister Domenica and immigrated to the United States for search of better healthcare. One of her proudest moments was when she and her daughter proudly became naturalized U.S. citizens on November 16, 1994. Throughout her life, both in Uruguay and the United States, her greatest joys were caring for her family, sharing the gift of her Italian foods and culture. She loved to work in her vegetable, herb, and flower gardens. She would spend hours planting, weeding, watering and finally harvesting her vegetables and fresh herbs. In the fall, she got to see the fruits of her labors as she spent much time canning and making her specialty tomato sauce which many enjoyed. Throughout the years, she baked endless Italian cookies and shared them with family and friends, delivering them during the holidays. One could walk into her kitchen and in no time, she would be able to provide delicious food with ingredients from her kitchen. She was also well known for her garlic pizza which was enjoyed at the many dinners. She was the happiest being a wife, mother, and homemaker. She was a devoted mother and caregiver for her beloved son, Angelo, for 24 years of his illness. Crescenza, along with her husband, worked at Paxar in Sayre, Pa. cleaning and maintaining the grounds, especially the lawn and flowers. She was able to travel to Florida, Italy, and Uruguay to visit family and reunite with her parents. Throughout the years, she was able to enjoy many visits from family from the city and from her homeland. Despite many challenges in life, Crescenza’s unwavering faith and love of God was evident. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish at St. James in Waverly, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Domenico on May 3rd, 1993, her son Angelo on January 1, 1994, sister Domenica Mastrantuono in November of 2017 and her special sister-in- law Juana in January of 2020. She is survived by her devoted daughter Celeste G. Cunningham and husband Joe who was like a son to her from Sayre, Pa. and her sister Giuseppina Pisano in Sassinoro, Italy. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and several beloved cousins, family and friends who were constant companions through phone calls and visits. There will be no calling hours and a private funeral mass and burial will be held at the discretion of the family. Burial will be at St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Crescenza’s name are asked to kindly consider: Blessed Trinity at Saint James Church in Waverly (Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick Parish 309 Front St. Owego, NY or Stray Haven in Waverly, N.Y. (Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA 194 Shepard Rd. Waverly, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 11/10/2020


STEVENS -JOYCE ANN STEVENS TUPPER, 70, of Mehoopany died November 2,

2020 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Born in Meshoppen on September 9,

1950 she was the daughter of the late Richard and Evelyn Hayden Stevens. Joyce worked

as a seamstress in Black Walnut, a waitress at the Mehoopany Dairy Bar / Hartley’s

Family Diner, and as a clerk at the Mehoopany Dandy Mart. She is survived by her sons,

Carl Tupper and Misty Hutchins of Swoyersville, and Steve Tupper and wife Vicki of

Tunkhannock; daughter, Ann Marie Dailey and husband Rich of Jenningsville; sister-in-

law, Dorothy Stevens; grandchildren, Bobby, William, and Levi Tupper, Brandon and

Sarah Dailey; great-grandchildren, Anikin and Carter Tupper, and Nova Vaow. The

family would also like to thank close friends, Kathy, JeanAnn, and Eileen for their love

and compassion over the years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by

her brothers, Richard Stevens, and Hiram Stevens; sister-in-law, Pat Stevens. Joyce

enjoyed having many fond memories with her family around Christmas time. Family and

friends are invited to attend Joyce’s Celebration of Life Service which will be held on

Saturday November 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home,

Inc. 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA with Pastor Charles Bishop presiding. A

visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of service on Saturday. In lieu of

flowers memorial contributions can be made in Joyce’s name to the Jenningsville United

Methodist Church, 1857 SR 4002 Mehoopany, PA. -Funeral home obit


STEVENS -SHERRILL E. PALMER, "Sherry", of Ridgebury Township, PA, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital. Sherry was born in Elmira NY. She was retired from the Elmira Psychiatric Center. She and Christopher E. Palmer were married on July 2, 1989 at enjoyed 31 years together. She enjoyed her dogs, alpaca's, spending time at the Ridgebury Sportsman's Club and loved to have fun with her family and friends. Survivors include her husband Chris Palmer of Ridgebury, PA, sisters Patty (Steve) Vetukevic of Pine City, NY, Kathy (Ron) Allison of Addison, NY, special Friends, Melissa Morgan, Melinda Morgan and Teri Gurski, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, and a brother, Robert Stevens. In accordance with her wishes there will be no funeral services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Memorials in Sherry's memory may be made to the Bradford County Humane Society, US 220, Athens. PA. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/29/2020

STURDEVANT -BETTY M. (Sturdevant) PAGE. 93, of Milan, Pa. passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on May 6, 1927 in Camptown, Pa., to Earl and Hazel Sturdevant. Betty was a nurse all her life. She served as a nurse in the United States Army, worked at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, and was Don Guthrie’s private nurse. She was like a “taxicab” for the people of Milan, always taking everybody to their doctor appointments. Betty enjoyed gardening and crystal collecting. Betty is survived by her two sons, Tim Page of Jamesville, NY and Tom Page of Kingston, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Michael and Elizabeth. A Time of Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Burial will be private at Quinby Cemetery in Silvara, Pa. The family is being cared for by Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Athens, Pa. -Sayre Morning Times 11/29/2020 (Note: Newspaper spelled last name as Sturdevnt, which by the census records of Tuscarora Twp., PA should be Sturdevant.)


PIETRO R. TEDESCO - What’s new and exciting? Pietro R. Tedesco “Poppy” , 90, of Williamsport went home to heaven on  Thursday, November 5, 2020. Pete married the absolute love of his life, Sally (Betron) Tedesco on October 14, 1950, they just celebrated 70 years of marriage! Their love is one made for the storybooks and is a model for their entire family. Their love lives on in eternity. Pete made his grand entrance to his world on June 29, 1930 to the late Giuseppe and Amelia (Turi) Tedesco. He was a wonderful brother to Tony Tedesco (Jody), of Montoursville, Joyce Francis (James), of Williamsport and the late Patrick Tedesco and Mary Ann Zangara. He was a 1949 graduate of Williamsport High School and attended WACC. Pete excelled as a supervisor at Philips ECG from where he retired. He was a devout member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. He was a Little League baseball coach, wrestling referee, an honorary member of the Green Beret, and loved golf and played on the Philips ECG golf league. He loved writing stories for his grandchildren, drawing, and building horses in the sand at the beach. He was a wonderful gardener and loved taking care of his lawn despite breaking riding mowers often! He loved traveling, especially to Italy and loved his heritage. Most importantly, he loved his beautiful family with every ounce of his being. Surviving in addition to his beautiful wife, Sally and his siblings, are his children, Joseph Pietro Tedesco of South Williamsport, Ricky G. Tedesco and Susan Renee Tedesco of Williamsport. He is blessed with 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marian Tedesco; brother-in-law, Salvatore Zangara; numerous loved nieces, nephews, and a large extended family. Pete was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Joy Meacham and a great-granddaughter, Remi Cowan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 10 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth St., Williamsport. In keeping with COVID-19 guidelines visitors please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to an organization close to Pete’s heart, which was created in memory of his late great-granddaughter; Remi’s Purpose Inc., 1217 Lose Ave., Williamsport, PA or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. -Funeral home obit


RALPH B. TOMPKINS, JR., 66, of Waverly, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 23, 2020 at his home. He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph B. and Ellen Harten Tompkins Sr.; aunt Patricia Marshall; and R. Victor Turriziani “Uncle Torny “. Ralph is survived by his wife, Laurie Tompkins of Waverly, daughters: Charlotte Tompkins of Waverly, Heather (William) Franklin of Warren Center, Pa. and Jeannie (John) Babcock of Athens; Step-children: Michael Hill of Ala. and Erica (John) Rinebold of Towanda; Siblings: Linda (Scott) Husted of Binghamton, Howard ”Bud”(Sharon) Tompkins of N.J., and Robert Tompkins of Fla.; grandchildren: Alexa Babcock, Logan Lannom, Braeden Frisbie, Kiara Babcock, Jaydn Babcock, Lily Parker Ennis, Gavin Cooper, Ashlyn Cooper, Jarren Ennis, Cora Franklin and Riley Rinebold; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ralph was born in Peekskill, N.Y. but was a lifelong resident of Waverly. Ralph proudly served in the United States Navy. He later went to the New York State Police Academy and served as a New York State Trooper for 18 years with Troop C. Ralph was active with the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services for many years. He was actively involved with the Boy Scouts for several years where he loved sharing his knowledge and skills with the kids and served as captain to Pack 12. Ralph was a lifelong member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. He was a man who loved to tinker with everything, he loved electronics and computers. Like many of his family members before him, Ralph loved to fish but most of all he loved his family. A memorial service to honor Ralph’s life will be held at a later date. The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. -Sayre Morning Times 11/25/2020


UPDEGRAFF -CYNTHIA (Updegraff) EOUTE, 66, of Ralston, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at UPMC Susquehanna Hospital in Williamsport. Cynthia Jane was born November 13, 1954 in Williamsport to the late Arthur Updegraff Sr. and Phyllis (Gephart) Atherton-Ely. Cindy enjoyed the outdoors and all that nature had to offer. She loved to go hunting, fishing and camping. The beauty and fragrance of lilac bushes is something she always took delight in. She loved her family and friends endlessly and loved spending time with them. She never considered a friend just a friend, they were family. Cindy was known to be opinionated and was never afraid to tell it like it was. Besides her parents Cynthia was predeceased by her brothers; Tom, Danny and John Updegraff. Surviving are her children; Gwen (Gary) Marshall of Liberty and Tulsa Frey of Canton, Storm Eoute of Buttonwood, grandchildren; Ethan, Lily, Skylee, Colby and Kendall, great-grandchildren; Jaxon, Aspen and Aiden, siblings; Art (Robin) Updegraff of Marsh Hill, Kathy (Tom) Campbell of Cogan House and Nancy (John) Vroman of Canton as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the convenience of the family. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, Inc., 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA s assisting the family with arrangements. -Funeral home obit


HORACE VANDYKE, "Art" age 80, of Rock Stream, NY, passed away November 23, 2020. Art was born on December 23, 1939 in Auburn, NY, the son of Horace and Dorothy VanDyke. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Frances (Oliver) VanDyke; their children, Kelly (Tom) Schlee of Ithaca, Michael (Sheila) VanDyke of Rock Stream, Robert (Angie) VanDyke of Norfolk, VA, and a very special friend who was loved as their son, Mike Miller of Dundee; five grandchildren, Marissa and Dylan Schlee, Shaun VanDyke, Jacklyn VanDyke, and Andrew (Ana) Watson; and four great-grandchildren, Kileigh and Artie VanDyke, and Angel and Andryana Watson. Siblings David VanDyke and Cora Sue Davis of Watkins Glen and Helena VanDyke of Ithaca. Art and Fran met 67 years ago, they married shortly after high school and raised their family in Rock Stream. Art graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1958 and the next day began his 39-year career and retired as a maintenance foreman from Akzo Salt. He owned and retired from VanDyke Pumping in 2007. Art and Fran also proudly own and operated a grape vineyard which is still functioning today. Art had special love for his family, valued the many family trips, especially the cross-country trip in 1975, his many fishing trips with members of his immediate and extended family, as well as the trip with his wife to Alaska. Art shared his love of racing, especially NASCAR, with his family. His children and grandchildren have fond memories of the time he spent reading to them. He also cherished exploring the wonders of nature, he would often say "I am the happiest on my mountain". The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen on Saturday (Nov. 28) from 2pm-4pm; followed by a memorial service celebrating his life at 4pm. The family would like to thank Schuyler County Ambulance for their assistance and care for Art. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Schuyler County Vol. Ambulance, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/26/2020


WAGNER -BARBARA W. FINCH, age 82, on Sunday, November 15, 2020 left her temporary home to go to her permanent home to be with her son, Brad and her parents. She was born on April 20, 1938 in Wellsboro, the daughter of Leonard and Virginia (Welch) Wagner. Barbara and her husband, Lawrence "Pete" D. Finch, celebrated 65 years of marriage on July 9, 2020. She worked as a nurses aid for Broad Acres, The Green Home, Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation, and as a home health aid. Barbara enjoyed crocheting, knitting, bowling, and golfing. She enjoyed making blankets, hats, and gloves that she gave away at Christmas time at the Native Bagel. Barbara is survived by her husband; three sons, Daniel (Althea) Finch of Bethlehem, PA, Donald Finch of Elizabeth City, NC, and Lawrence "Larry" (Beverly) Finch of Mansfield; a daughter, Lorraine "Sue" Cummings of Wellsboro; a daughter-in-law, Janet Finch of Mansfield; nine grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Brad Finch. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. -Funeral home obit


WARD -DORIS I. VENDEVILLE, at age 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 at the MM Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua. She was born in Towanda, to the late George and Elizabeth Ward. Doris is predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles P. Vendeville, her daughters, Colleen Baxter and Doreen Baxter Whitbeck and her daughter-in-law, Patricia Baxter. She is survived by her children, Larry Baxter and his wife, Ernestine, Barry Baxter, her grandchildren, Amy Whitbeck, Blake Baxter, Amanda Baxter, and her step-children, Barbie Travis, Charles Vendeville, Sandy Schmidt and Karen Markgraf, along with several great-grandchildren. Services will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL. -Towanda Daily Review 11/12/2020


WARNER -BEVERLY DAWN WARNER DEBACH, 74, a longtime resident of Troy, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. She was born July 26, 1946 to Gerald and Lorraine Warner of Troy. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Charles Debach, and her son, Stephen Gerald Debach. Dawn is survived by sons, Charles II (Leslie), Michael (Linda), Jon (Lidia), and Robert (Vanessa); and daughters, Joy (Russell Trezise) and Melissa (Michael Salisbury). She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Amy, Andrew, Lindsay, Michael, Katie, Geoffrey, Jacob, Carter, Nicholas, Charlie, Aurelia, and Bram; great-grandchildren, Walker, Laurel, Annabelle, and Amelia; siblings, Sally, Mary Beth, Bonnie, Gerry, David, and Scott; several nieces, nephews, numerous friends, and her beloved adopted families in Scotland and Norway. She was an incredibly loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. Known for her impressive culinary skills and her ability to effortlessly entertain large gatherings of loved ones during holidays, poolside barbecues, and many other special occasions. Dawn always created a welcoming home and extremely happy memories for her children and their many friends during their formative years before college charted their path to adulthood. The many who crossed their threshold felt instantly at home and will hold fond memories of Thanksgiving dinners, pre-game spaghetti nights, endless card games around the kitchen table, and the amazing aromas of Christmas cookies during the holidays. Her annual Christmas Cookiepalooza was an anticipated treat for all those gifted a platter each year. She demonstrated her unconditional love for family and friends through her incredible hospitality, amazing cooking, and uncanny ability to make everyone feel welcome in her home. She did so much for so many and passed those traditions of hospitality to her family and friends who will enable her special recipes and tips to live on, paying homage to Dawn. She spent the last years of her life surrounded by family who loved her, when she moved to Green Lane, PA to live with her daughter Joy and son-in-law, Russell, and nephew Chekota. Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home in East Greenville, will be in charge of arrangements, which will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dawn’s memory to Last Chance Ranch, 9 Beck Road, Quakertown, PA 18951, where she found her beloved companion, Rudy, a rescue dog who brought her great joy in her last few years. -Towanda Daily Review 11/5/2020


STEPHEN GREEN WEBB, 101, former Northeast Bradford Elementary School teacher, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at his home in Advance, NC, after a brief period of declining health. Born June 23, 1919, in Lake Wesauking, he was a son of Ralph and Ethel Webb. He attended the one-room Pond Hill School, Wysox Elementary School and Towanda High School. In early years, he worked on the family farm and at Vandervort Mills in Wysox. He later sold real estate and owned a general store in Rome. Deciding to become a teacher, he attended Mansfield State Teachers College, commuting there from Rome, and taught fourth and fifth grades in the Rome, Windham and Northeast Bradford elementary schools. Just after midnight on Jan. 1, 1941, he married Florence Brister of LeRaysville in Winchester, Va. They enjoyed 76 happy years together, raising three children and teaching together at Northeast. Florence was a long-time music teacher in the district. They lived many years in Rome, then moved to Nichols, NY. After retiring in the early 1980s, they moved to North Carolina and lived first in Winston-Salem then in nearby Advance. They enjoyed their grandchildren and entertaining visitors from the North. Steve was a member of the Rome Masonic Lodge and taught Sunday School at the Rome Methodist Church. He had many interests over the years, including beekeeping, grouse hunting, woodworking, gardening, tending his yard and reading. A happy and knowledgeable person, he had a great sense of humor and his mind remained sharp to the end. He enjoyed remarkably good health most of his life. Steve is survived by his children and their spouses, Dan and Barb Webb and Diane and Frank Hawkins, all of Advance, and Darlene and Steve Cary of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Harriett Roof of Standing Stone. In addition to his beloved wife, Florence, who passed away in November 2017, and his parents, Steve was predeceased by an infant son, David; his brothers John and Bill; his sister, Rachel Durand, formerly of French Azilum; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; a local niece, Sylvia Holder; and other family members. A memorial service will be held later at Trinity Methodist Church in Winston-Salem. Those wishing may make donations to a local hospice service in Steve’s memory. Affordable Cremations of Winston-Salem is assisting the family. -Towanda Daily Review 11/19/2020


WEBSTER -GALE MARIE HAGGERTY age 62 of Elmira, N.Y. passed away on Monday November 2, 2020 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Gale was born August 6, 1958 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Robert and Violet Winch Webster. She was an employee of The Hampton Inn in Sayre, Pa. Gale loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed camping , bird watching , and watching television. Gale is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Floyd J. and Shannon Haggerty of Elmira, N.Y. and Richard and Trish Haggerty with The U.S. Army in Watertown, N.Y. ; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers: Pam Gleason, Carol and Jim Brown, Virginia and George Williams, Terry and Leroy Baker, Linda Webster, Richard and Debbie Webster, and Steve Webster; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. There will be a celebration of Gale’s Life at a time to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad Street, Horseheads, N.Y. -Sayre Morning Times 11/7/2020


BRADLEY R. WESNESKI, 47, of Canton, PA., passed away very unexpectedly on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Brad, as known by most, was born in Wellsboro on March 28, 1973, an only son of Robert “Bob” Jr. and Donna (Weisbrod) Wesneski. Brad attended Canton Area Schools, where he played football most of his school years, and was a graduate of the class of 1992. Brad had a passion for sports, especially Steelers football. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting when he had the chance. Besides his parents, surviving is his son; Gunnar Wesneski, sister; Stacy (Aaron) Robbins, grandmother; Jackie Wesneski, nephews; Austin and Seth Robbins and a niece; Ashleigh Robbins. In maintaining with Brad’s wishes there will be no services. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, Inc., 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA is assisting the family. Funeral home obit


WHEELER -BETTY ANN ALLYN - Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all ...  Betty Ann Allyn, 90, of Candor, NY passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 at the Bridgewater Rehabilitation Center in Binghamton, NY. Betty was born on June 30, 1930 in Cleveland, OH. She was a member of the Lakeview Chapel. She enjoyed sewing, completing puzzles, swimming and reading. Many will remember Betty from working at the Bargain Center and Newberry’s in Owego. In addition, she also worked at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Owego and West Corners. Betty is survived by her daughters, Phyllis (Robert) Dodzweit of Maine, NY and Judith Barrett of Richford, New York; her grandchildren, Natalie Sasina, Jason Dodzweit, Jenny Campbell, Shawn (Kim) Barrett and James Barrett; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, James Wheeler and William (Elaine) Wheeler; and sisters-in-law, Peg Wheeler and Laura Jean Strunk. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive, among them a special niece, Deb Knowlton who opened her home to mom. Her kindness will always be remembered. We are so very grateful for the care and love Mom received at Bridgewater. A special thank you to the nurses and staff. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Dever R. Allyn; a son, Edward Allyn; her son-in-law, James Barrett; a grandson, Steven Barrett; siblings, Joseph, Francis and Earl Wheeler, Ethel Pacsuta and Laura Raymond. Abiding with the families wishes, there will be no services. -Towanda Daily Review 11/17/2020


WHEELER -DALORES L. AUSTIN, age 91, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 as a result of Covid. She was born on August 16, 1929 to the late John and Murna (Kinner) Wheeler. She married Burton Austin on September 18, 1948. Dalores is survived by her children, Bonnie (George) Cochrane, Michael Austin, Timothy Austin, William ( Sandee) Austin; grandchildren, David Cochrane, Jennifer (Matthew) Barkman, Laura (Brian) Weisse, Benjamin (A. Bette Cooper) Cochrane, Carol Troy Keener) Austin, Jason (Jennifer, Amelia) Hansen; great-grandchildren, Finnegan and Amelia Weisse, Kennadie and Kaidence Cochrane, Caitlin Barkman, Gage and Gannon Keener. She was predeceased by her parents, , husband, infant son, Philip, brothers LaDrue (Gladys) Wheeler, Shirley Wheeler, John (Judy) Wheeler, and Keith (Mary) Wheeler and daughter in law, Beth Austin. Dalores worked for many years at St. Joseph's Hospital. She always took care of everyone and gave everything. Per her written wishes and her threat of future hauntings if we didn't follow her wishes, there will be no services. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/26/2020


DONALD CURTIS WHITE age 93, of Troy, PA, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. Donald was born December 16, 1926 in Newark, NJ, to George and Ruth Riddle White. He served in World War II, in a Marine detachment on board the Naval cruiser USS Los Angeles. After the war, Don married the love of his life, Mary Foster Perry, on September 2, 1947, and they recently celebrated their 73rd anniversary together. Don worked in the newspaper business and was a journalist at many newspapers throughout the country, ending his career at the Springfield Union in Springfield, MA. Always interested in getting to know everyone he met, he had a way of making even new acquaintances feel like they were friends. In his later life, Don enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, volunteering for Meals on Wheels, an evening cocktail, and his wife's cooking. He is survived by his wife, Mary Foster; daughters, Melissa (Richard) Murray of Corning, NY, Priscilla (Douglas) D'Alessio of East Lyme, CT; and son, Dennis (Judith) White of Blue Grass, IA. He is also survived by grandchildren: Amanda, Alecia, Hannah, Caroline, Ian, and Kristin; 8 great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Joyce White; and several nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved very much. He was predeceased by his brother, Warren White, granddaughter, Claire Murray, and lifelong friend, Donald Anderson. There will be no services. Memorial donations in Don's name may be sent to the Troy Vet's Club, 183 Veterans Drive, Troy, PA. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/26/2020


WILSON -DOROTHY (Wilson) CHAMBERLAIN, age 81, of Lawrenceville, PA passed away at her home on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. She was born on February 20, 1939 in Wellsboro, PA a daughter of William D. and Nada J. (Marshall) Wilson. Dorothy was the wife of the late Burdett Chamberlain who passed away in 2018. She was a farmer and a member of the Covington Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading and watching sports on TV. Dorothy is survived by her stepson Leslie (Greg Cooley) Chamberlain of FL; stepdaughter Linda (Bob) Six of Lawrenceville, PA; brother Donald (Donna) Wilson of Blossburg, PA; sisters Donna (Donald) Johnson of Sayre, PA, Phyllis (James Skaehill) Wilson of Tucson, AZ, Joanne (Richard) Marvin of Covington, PA, Cindy (Matthew) Weiskopff of Covington, PA and Cathy (Steve) Morley of Fillmore, NY; step grandchildren Sherry Wyble and Heather Hendrickson along with 3 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Burdett. Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday, November 7 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. with Kathleen Hindman officiating. Donations may be made in Dorothy's name to the Covington Church of Christ, 2225 N. Williamson Rd., Covington, PA. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/5/2020


MICHAEL WILSON, age 57, of Covington, PA, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 at his home. He was born on August 9, 1963 in Blossburg, PA, a son of James and Kathleen (McCarthy) Wilson. Michael was self employed as an autobody mechanic and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Michael is survived by his mother, Kathleen McCarthy of Mansfield; two sons, Alex Wilson of Covington, and Kyle Wilson of Blossburg; a daughter, Sara Wilson of Covington; a brother, Aaron Baker of Mansfield; and two sisters, Diana (Bill) Page of Mansfield, and Michelle Slater of Mansfield. He was preceded in death by his father, James D. Wilson; and a brother, James W. Wilson. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Contributions can be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. -Funeral home obit


WURZ -CHARLOTTE M. SMITH, 96, of Waverly has gone to her eternal home on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 at Elderwood Nursing Home in Waverly. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Marie Sprigle Wurz; her husband, Norman James Smith; and her sister, Martha and Raymond Gobeille. Charlotte is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Theodore) Benjamin of Litchfield, Pa., Shirley (Paul) Mullen of Sayre, Jacqueline Ford of Georgia and Norma (Roman) Wlodarczyk of Mansfield; sister-in-law, Dolly Smith of Waverly; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Charlotte enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting and playing games. She was a very active member of the North Waverly Chapel in Waverly and had enormous faith and passion for praying. She was a proud veteran, serving in the Air Corps from 1944-1945. Due to the current COVID restrictions, the family will be doing services at the North Waverly Chapel in Waverly in the spring. Burial will be held after the services in Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly, where full military honors will be accorded. -Sayre Morning Times 11/18/2020


RONALD A. YANNEY, 89 of Asylum Township, passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Ronald A. Yanney was born in New Albany, on Aug. 27, 1931, the son of Walter Benjamin Yanney and Harriett (Hattie) Yaw. Ronald was raised on the Yanney Family Farm in Dushore, with no running water, only a huney bucket or outhouse, no electricity, just wood stove for cooking and heating. Ronald walked to and from Schrimp School, grades 1-8, one teacher in one room with the same amenities as home. Ronald’s teacher called him the sick child, because sometimes he would wait until too late to go to school, then go out hunting or fishing so the family would have food to eat. Fall of 1946 — Ronald’s Father died when he was 15 and then his Mother a year later. Ronald’s older brother Bruce was able to buy the Yanney Family Farm at auction and kept it in the family. Fall of 1948 — Ronald quit school in 10th grade and joined the Navy at the age of 17. Ronald started in the Navy in the Forward Fire Room, then went to Sonar School. Fall of 1952 — Ronald returned home from the Navy and with the knowledge he had learned while there he wired his family home with electricity. Spring of 1953 — Ronald visited his brother Bruce, who was working in Alaska. Winter of 1953 — Ronald returned home to Pennsylvania and attended school at Williamsport Technical Institute. Spring of 1954 — Ronald returned to Alaska to start his 36 + years of adventures there. Ronald worked six months in Construction, six months at the Anchorage Fire Department, then sold Stock Life Insurance, before finding his first 16 year job. Summer of 1957 — Ronald started with the White Alice Communication System, working six months in Anchorage, one year in Bethel, two years in Boswell Bay and six months in Tok Junction before his last assignment. Winter of 1961 — Summer of 1973 — Ronald’s final WACS location to raise his family is Homer, AK. Fall of 1965 — Ronald got custody of his two children Julie and Rodney, making him a single parent. Fall of 1973 — Summer of 1989 — Ronald moved to Anchorage where he started his second 16 year job, retiring from the Anchorage Telephone Company. Winter of 1991 — Ronald moved back to his home state of Pennsylvania and eventually married his Nephew’s Widow, Sharon Yanney. Spring of 1992 — Because of Sharon, her and Ronald were able to buy, at auction the New Yanney Farm in Asylum Township. Together Ronald and Sharon, with the help of family, tore down the old house and built their forever home. They lived in the old milk house until the house was complete end of 1993. Winter of 1996 — Ronald had a quadruple bypass staying in the hospital only three days and no complications until a week before his 89th Birthday. Ronald enjoyed boating, hunting, fishing, digging ponds, tinkering on the farm, but most of all family. Ronald kept watch and reported to the PA Game Commission on the bald eagles nesting near his home; more than 28 bald eagles were born in more than 15 years. Ronald always jokingly took credit for bringing the Alaska State Bird back home with him to PA and helping with their repopulation. Ronald was the world’s greatest father, step-father, grandpa, step-grandpa, grandpa-grandpa, and step-great-grandpa, who took care and worried about everyone. You didn’t have to be family for him to lend you a helping hand. Ronald is survived by his children, Julie A. Yanney of Oklahoma and Rodney A. Yanney of Washington; step-children, Peggy S. Hazard of Waverly and Bryan R. Yanney of Athens; grandchildren, Tyrone Brummer, Randle Brummer, Daphnie Abalo, Arianna Mallard and husband, Mosie, Shandel Yanney, Mariah Yanney, and Cole Yanney; step-grandchildren, Chelsea Cole, Wyatt Yanney and Waylan Yanney; great-grandchildren, Kennedy Brummer, Madison Brummer, Grayson Brummer, Raquel Landry, Brittani Landry, Maliya Mallard and Mosie Mallard Jr.; step-great-grandson, Julian Cole; sister-in-laws, Bonnie Slater of Waverly, Cyndy Buinskis of Waverly, Sue Vargo of Michigan; brother-in-law, Dan Vough of Florida; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon M. Yanney; children, Arleta M. Yanney and Ronald A.Yanney Jr.; ex-wife, Jacqueline (Jacqueie) Ann Parson; sisters, Onalee Schrimp, Margaret Elizabeth Germain, Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Kehoe; brothers, Joseph Arthur Yanney Sr., Walter Bruce Yanney; uncle, Perry H. Yaw Sr.; also aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. -Towanda Daily Review 11/5/2020