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World War Two Obituaries



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Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.


This page will include obituaries for military personnel who served during World War Two. Many obituaries are already included on the site in the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site on the various individual cemetery pages. This is for obituaries of people who had some connection to this three county area such as born her, lived here, spouse from here. Those buried in a known local cemetery will continue to be included on the appropriate Obituary by Cemetery pages. As with all obituary pages on this site, women will be in order using their surname at birth rather than a married alias. 


BALDWIN Horace E. Baldwin

84, of Rush, passed away, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at his home. Born Sept. 12, 1927 in Rushville, he was the son of the late Earl and Frances (Goodwin) Baldwin. His wife Alberta M. (Allis) Baldwin predeceased him in 1993.  He was employed by PennDOT as a heavy equipment operator retiring after 30 years of service.  After his retirement, he worked for Rush Township. Horace served in the Army during the World War II.  He was a member of the Rush-Middletown Sportsman's Club, Rush Volunteer Fire Company and volunteered for Meals on Wheels.  He loved being outdoors enjoying the animals and nature, especially fishing, hunting, cutting wood, feeding the birds and feeding the fish in the pond.   Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and John Gall of Mehoopany, Dianna and James Albright of Lancaster, and Debra Ann Baldwin and Joseph Burke of Brackney; grandchildren and their spouses, Amy and Andrew Viccora, Danielle Gall, Rebecca and Paul Yoo, and Ian, Thomas and Krista Albright; great grandchildren, A.J. and Mia Viccora; sisters and brother-in-law, Eva Wilbur of LeRaysville, Kathryn Douglas of Lawton, Pauline McGovern of Lawton, Ethel Mae Ruhf of Lawton and Jean and Gary Downer of Montrose.  Besides his parents and wife he was predeceased by his brothers, James and Paul Baldwin and longtime companion, Joyce M. Wood who died Dec. 11, 2011.  Services at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Rush Volunteer Fire, P.O Box 5, Lawton, PA 18828 or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702.  Towanda Daily Review – March 8, 2012


BASTIAN Lyle Millard Bastian

aged 90, of Montour Falls, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, March 28, surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Janice (Crane); his son, Raymond (Katy) of Cape Coral, FL; and his daughter, Shirley (Timothy Barrett) of Odessa, NY. He also leaves behind several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Millard and Harriet (Woodard) Bastian; his first wife, Irene (Bourdon); and his daughter, Annette. Lyle was a combat veteran of WWII, serving with the 21st Marines, 3rd Division, 1st Battalion, Company B as a PFC rifleman. He fought on Guam, Guadalcanal and Bouganville. Lyle loved the Marine Crop his entire life and was a testament to the phrase "Once a Marine, Always a Marine". "Semper Fi-Do or Die". After the war, Lyle attended barber school in Boston, MA, returning to Montour Falls to join his father in business. The Bastian Barber Shop was a mainstay in town for over 100 years. In later years it became a place for fellow Marines, other veterans, and friends to meet and share stories and laughter. In addition to barbering, Lyle and his family opened and operated the Snack Bar in Montour Falls for a number of years. It was a popular place for young people to gather. Lyle's second love was the Montour Falls Fire Department, the "Swamp Stompers". He joined in 1947 and was a life member. He was one of the driving forces for establishing the Montour Fireman's Carnival, which is still a major event to this day. Lyle was an avid tennis player, winning many tournaments. He enjoyed basketball, local racing events and would travel to several local communities to partake in their activities. He also enjoyed taking his family on vacation to Hampton Beach in New Hampshire. Exercise was important to Lyle. People will recall Jan and Lyle walking the streets and trails around town in the evenings. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls. Visitation will be Sunday, April 1st, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. with a service at the funeral home Monday, April 2nd, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Montour Cemetery with full military honors. Subsequently, there will be a reception for friends of the family at the Montour Falls Firehouse. Lyle was very much a people person and an icon of this community. He will be greatly missed by all.  Star Gazette – March 30, 2012


BEVILACQUA Peter Anthony Bevilacqua

age 87, died on February 29, 2012, peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Lucy Darcangelo Bevilacqua; a brother, Joseph Bevilacqua; and a sister, Grace Bennett. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Darlene Bevilacqua Jr., Westminster, SC; daughters and sons-in-law; Mary Lou and Rick Benko, Endicott, Debra and John O'Shea, Houston, TX, Nancy & Dwight Reynolds, Concord, NC; grandchildren, Patrick and Jason Benko, Kathleen O'Shea Muck, Kelly O'Shea Tingey, Nicole Reynolds and Stephanie Reynolds Simpson; great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Muck and Logan Simpson. He is also survived by sisters Mary Ogershok, Anna Mann, Betty King, Susie Carozza and many nieces and nephews. He retired in 1985 from the Gannett Company with over 40 years in the newspaper business which included the Corning Leader, Elmira Star Gazette, The Hartford Times and the Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin. Peter proudly served his country as a distinguished member of the US Navy from 1943-1946. He was a veteran of World War II, participating in the Pacific and European conflicts, including the Invasion of Normandy. Peter loved to golf with his many "golfing buddies" and was a lifetime member of Apalachin Golf Course. He also loved to bowl with his Friday morning Senior League and was most happy when surrounded by and enjoying his family. Peter was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and its Nocturnal Adoration Society. He always had a smile on his face and gave generously of his time volunteering in support of the Church, especially in the kitchen. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 306 Odell Ave., Endicott. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The family expresses their thanks to Lourdes Hospice for their loving care and support and special thanks to the "Yesteryears Program of Endwell". In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in the name of Peter Bevilacqua may be sent to Yesteryears Program Endwell Site, 2801 Wayne St., Endwell, NY 13760.  Star Gazette – March 1, 2012


BROWN Kenneth “Bill” Brown

87, of Grover, died early Wednesday morning, February 8, 2012 at home while surrounded by his loving family.  Kenneth Lenwood Brown was born in Wheelerville, PA on October 27, 1924. “Bill”, as he was known by family and friends, was one of eight children of the late Hurley and Blanch (Bartlow) Brown. As a young man, Bill served in the Pacific Theatre with the U.S. Army during WWII. On September 2, 1950, he married the former Marlene Sullivan in Hillsgrove. They shared 61 years of marriage and raised nine children.  Bill was employed by Swayze’s Folding Box Co. in Canton for 23 years until retiring in 1990.  In earlier years, he enjoyed working on the family farm near Shunk. Family and home were the most important things in Bill’s life. Though a man of few words, his children knew who the family patriarch was. He enjoyed doing many things, but special times for Bill were spent with family and friends, hunting, fishing, gardening and just being outdoors enjoying nature.  Surviving are his wife Marlene; children, Pamela (Richard) Schrader of Red Lion, PA, Kathy (Doyle) Buchanan and Mary (Fred) Hickok all of Canton, Valerie (Clair) Litteer of Bentley Creek, Kenneth H. Brown (friend, Trena Jennings) of Leona, Patsy (Tracy) Harris of Towanda, Michael (Laurie) Brown of Columbia Cross Roads and Alan (Jennifer) Brown of Grover, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a brother, Clarence “Tuff” Brown of Canton, many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a son, Bryan Brown in 1983, two grandsons; Kodiak Coble and Joshua Brown; six siblings, Letha Warren, Elizabeth Brown, Aaron Brown, Ellis Brown, Elwood Brown and Jesse Brown.  The funeral service was held February 10, Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a memorial in Bill’s name to Memorial Hospice, 91 Hospital Dr. Towanda, PA 18848 or to a charity of one’s choice.   Canton Independent Sentinel – February 16, 2012   


BRUIELLY William J. Bruielly

age 84, of Gorton Road, Corning, died Saturday, February 11, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born in Corning on July 30, 1927, the son of the late William and Margaret (LeBaron) Bruielly. He married Geraldine Mattison in Corning, NY, May 14, 1948. She survives him. Bill attended school in Corning and then served with the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was employed by Corning Inc., Corning, NY, where he was a machine setup and operator for 36 years. Bill retired in 1983. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Corning where he served in the United Methodist Men's Group, assisting in many church projects; a member of the American Legion of Big Flats; Corning Moose Lodge; and Corning Elks Club. He was also a member of the Big Flats Senior Citizens and Town of Corning Seniors. In his younger years, Bill was an avid horseman. A gentleman farmer, he was a woodworker, hunter, and fisherman and reveled in the time he could spend with his family and friends. He and Geraldine for many years would spend winters in Zephyrhills, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Mattison; two daughters, Bonnie (Dennis) Ainsworth of Corning, and Karen (Joe) Thatcher of Beaver Dams; two sons, Richard (Pat) Bruielly of Weston, OH, and William (Karen) Bruielly of Gas City, IN; fourteen grandchildren and step-grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. William was predeceased by his daughter, Kimberly Bruielly, in 1969; and a sister, Betty Yost, in 2011. Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, Wednesday, February 15th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 16th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Corning with the Reverends Connie Seifert and Gill Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery Annex in Corning. The family suggests memorials in Bill's name be made to the Grace United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 191 Bridge Street, Corning or to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.  Star Gazette – February 14, 2012


CAPAWANA Joseph Capawana

88, of Kingston, NY died on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at the Kingston Hospital. Joseph was born in Orange, NJ on November 19, 1923, a son of the late Anthony and Clementino Capawana. Joseph was a proud veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, Seaman First Class, during WWII. He was the owner of the Hideaway Tavern in Bound Brook, New Jersey for many years. "Joe Cap" had a love for life, stories, songs, and jokes but not more than the love he had for his family. He will be missed. He is survived by his wife, Anna Capawana of Elmira, NY, one daughter, Sarah Capawana and her husband Robert Burget of Tempe, AZ, three sons, Joseph and Daniel of Elmira, NY, Thomas and his wife Bridget of Wappingers Falls, NY, brother, Anthony Capawana of Holiday, FL and eight loving grandchildren. He is predeceased by two daughters, Sheila and Carla Guidice, and a brother, Louis Capawana. Cremation service arrangements are under the care of the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 27 Smith Avenue, Kingston, NY. Cremation at Wiltwyck Crematory. Services were private. Interment with military honors by Joyce-Schirick VFW Post 1386 were held at the Ulster County Veteran's Cemetery, New Paltz, NY.   Star Gazette – January 8, 2012


CARNEY Mr. Robert C. Carney Sr.

84, of 215 Allen St., Meshoppen, PA died early Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, 2012, at the Golden Living Center, in Tunkhannock. Born in Kingston, on March 2, 1927, he was the son of the late Clyde and Dorothy Robertson Carney. Growing up in Forkston and Mehoopany, he was a graduate of the Forkston-Mehoopany High School.  After high school, he served his country during World War II, in the U.S. Army from 1945 until 1947. During most of that time he was stationed in Switzerland, near the border of Germany, where he was a medic with the Medical Detachment of the 4th Constabulary Regiment. After his war service, he was a self-employed heavy equipment operator, and truck driver, hauling milk and stone, around the Meshoppen area.  For many years, Bob was employed by AB Cole Trucking of Meshoppen. In 1983 Bob started working alongside his longtime friend, Rube Ruark, the founder of Penn’s Best Trucking. For over the next 25 years, he was employed by Penn’s Best, working in Pennsylvania, and at Rube’s homes in Georgia and Florida, until ill health forced his retirement.   Mr. Carney was a member of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion in Black Walnut, and was a member or past member of the Meshoppen Fire Co.; the Meshoppen Rod & Gun Club; the Meshoppen Men’s Club, and was elected to the Meshoppen Borough Council and Meshoppen Borough Constable. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and farming.  Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Margaret A. Tinna, whom he married on April 3, 1954; his three children, Robert C., Jr. and Tammy Carney of Meshoppen, Debbie and Jim Jones of Charleston, AR and Sue Hutchinson and Cameron Kelley of Meshoppen, as well as 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Bob is also survived by a brother, David and Joanne Carney of Tucson, AZ, and many nieces and nephews, especially a special nephew and a long-time caregiver, Kenny Kramer of Meshoppen.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean McClaferty, who died in July 2004.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral home, Main St., Meshoppen, with Rev. Tom Mott of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Carney Flats Cemetery, near Mehoopany. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Military services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday morning preceding the funeral by the membership of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion, the Dennis Strong Post #457 American Legion, and the Endless Mountains Post #3583 V.F.W.   In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, PO Box 159, Meshoppen, PA 18630 or to the Meshoppen Fire Co., PO Box 118, Meshoppen, PA 18630.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 12, 2012   


CHABOT Bruce M. Sr.

Toledo, OH: Age 86, of Toledo, Ohio, passed into the arms of Jesus at 9:25 a.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2012, after suffering a massive heart attack. Bruce was born at home on Sunday, March 29, 1925. He was predeceased by his mother, Grace Smith. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Bessie (Reynolds) Chabot, on March 22, 1998, and by son-in-law Floyd Seeley on November.18, 2010. Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Rita; his five children, Bonnie Seeley, of Odessa, NY, Bruce, Jr. "Mickey," of Lakeland, FL, Brent (Karin) of Russellville, KY, Becky (Walter) Iddings of Groton, NY, and Betty Lou (Charles) Smolos, of Painted Post, NY; eight grandchildren, Aaron (Terry) Seeley, N. "Peter" Seeley (Keven Collins), Benjamin (Paula) Seeley, Bret Iddings, Sean Iddings, Corey (Jessi) Benkelmann, Jessica (Shey) Eckberg, and Jacob Smolos; and four great- grandchildren, Ryland Seeley, Alden Seeley, Samuel Pang, and Emily Eckberg. Also mourning his passing are a stepson, Michael (Brenda) Sassaman, and their sons, Cort and Cole. Bruce was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he reached the rank of sergeant and proudly served on Tinian Island (in the Mariana Islands) during World War II. He married Bessie Reynolds on August 16, 1947, when they were both stationed at the Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. During their 50-year marriage, they lived in Avoca, Bath, Elmira, and Bradford, NY, and Davenport, FL. Bruce was employed for over 30 years at NYSEG, first at its old facility on Madison Avenue in Elmira, where he was a Station Operator, and then at its new site, 1 Electric Parkway in Horseheads, as a welder in the Gas Department. Bruce was a member of the Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364, F&AM, and the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154. Visitation and services will take place on Saturday, March 31 at the Heck Funeral Home, 1007 Smith Street, Milton, WV. Full military honors will be accorded. A Masonic Memorial Service is being planned for Bruce, to take place in New York State later this spring.   Star Gazette – April 1, 2012


CHELY James Robert "Bob"

Passed away January 9, 2012. Bob, as he was known his entire life, was born on January 30, 1921 in Elmira and resided in Elmira his entire life, except for his service time in the Army Air Corps. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Bob retired as Director of Elmira Housing Authority in 1985. He was predeceased by his wife Olga and daughter Mary. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John and Darine Chely of Boulder, CO, with their son Merrick; Jim and Wendy Chely of Elmira. Bob and Olga were lifelong communicants of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. They also devoted over 50 years helping the Dominican Nuns on West Church St. in Elmira. Bob enjoyed hunting, but is mainly known for playing golf, especially his putting prowess. There is no doubt that he will be joining Dick, Ike, Jerry and Don on the first tee. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church St. Elmira, NY 14905. We would like to thank the staff of the 5th floor at St. Joseph's Hospital for the care our father received. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – January 11, 2012


CLARK Leslie W. Clark

90, of Fairmount, died Sunday at Community General. Born in Elmira, he attended Southside High School before joining the Army in 1942. Leslie was a Tile and Carpet Salesman for many years and after retirement he worked as a mail courier for West Genesee Schools. He was a long time member of Immanuel United Methodist Church and enjoyed flower gardening and walks through the neighborhood. He was predeceased by wife of 59 years Virginia (Boyd) in 2002; a brother, Hank; and two sisters, Merrilee and Mina. He is survived by a daughter Judy (Jim) Britton of Camillus; a son Thomas (Maryann) Clark of Florida; three brothers David, Fritz and Ted, all of Elmira; two sisters Myrtle Keithline of Florida and Mildred Folmer of Elmira; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Calling hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the B.L. Bush & Sons, 10 Genesee (Main) St., Camillus, NY 13031. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners.   Star Gazette – March 21, 2012


COBB Robert E. Cobb

90, of Athens, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at Highlands Care Center, Laporte, Pa., following an extended illness.  He was born April 2, 1921 in Beach Grove, Pa., the son of the late Olin David and Edna Lenora Stevens Cobb.  Robert was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II with the 158th Army Airways Communication System Squadron in India and China (Burma), receiving the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze Star and World War II Victory Medal. Robert enjoyed volunteering as an Assistant Scout Master with Troop 19 at St. John Lutheran Church and woodworking. He worked as a Machinist with Paxar for many years retiring in 1977. He was a Life Member of Disabled Veterans, Towanda, PA, V.F.W., Post No. 1536, Sayre, Pa., and American Legion Post No. 0534, Wyalusing, Pa. He is predeceased by his brothers Glen and wife Della, Lewis and wife Dorothy, Carl, and Donald; his sisters, Mary and husband Harold McLean, Helen and husband Thomas Letteer, Gladys and husband Paul Keeney, Mabel and husband Kenneth Wilson, Eleanor and husband Les Dunbar, Esther and husband Marvin Wolbach; and brother-in-law Richard Searfoss. Robert is survived by his wife 66 years in May, Ruth A. Cobb at home; a son, Elwood Ray Cobb and wife Patricia Lee Burdick-Cobb; a sister, Joyce Searfoss; a sister-in-law Fern Cobb; grandchildren John (Rex), Mary, Melissa, Jeremy Saxer, and Linsey (Brad) Boutilier; great-grandchildren Katie, Michael, Gabriel, Shawna, Latisha, Kaylee, Sabastian, Danielle, Stefan, Charles, and Henry; several great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  At his request there will be no calling hours or service. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to: St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Hopkins Street, Sayre, PA 18840.  Towanda Daily Review - February 22, 2012


DeWOLFE Donald J. DeWolfe

87, of 1610 Rattlesnake Hill Rd., Meshoppen, PA died at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock on Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, 2012.  Born on the family farm in Jenningsville, Donald was the youngest of six children, the son of the late Silas and Emma Poole DeWolf.  Growing up in the Jenningsville area, he was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, Class of 1942. After his graduation from high school, he entered the U.S. Army and served his country with the 153rd Engineer Combat Battalion from 1943 until 1946. Don served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, stationed mostly in the Philippines, earning three bronze stars, participating in campaigns in New Guinea and the Southern Philippines.  After his military, Donald studied watch making for the Bulova Watch Co. and was employed with the Bulova Watch Co. for over 30 years as a teacher of watch making and working in many other divisions of the company. After retiring in 1990, he and his wife returned to South Auburn, the childhood area of his wife, where they have lived for the last 22 years.   While back in the area, Donald was an active member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church and an active member of the South Auburn community, where he and his wife were always busy with the South Auburn Grange #1188 and many other community and civic activities. He was also a member of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion, of Black Walnut.   Surviving are his wife of 63 years, the former Louise E. Tewksbury, whom he married on June 26, 1948; his sons, James A. and his wife, Dora DeWolfe of Camillus, NY and Bryan S. DeWolfe of Kinnelon, NJ. He is also survived by two grandsons, Ryan DeWolfe of Rochester, NY, and Christopher DeWolfe of Binghamton, NY, and a great- granddaughter, Isabella DeWolfe of Binghamton, NY. as well as his extended Tewksbury family, of several brothers and sisters-inlaw and many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Millicent Willson (2005), Katherine Ackerman (2002), and three brothers, Harold DeWolf (1995), George DeWolf (2004), and Walter DeWolf (2011).   Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dolly Tarreto of the church officiating. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family in the Jersey Hill Cemetery.  Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, on Thursday Jan. 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. or at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.   Military services will be conducted at the church preceding the funeral services on Friday, by the membership of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion, the Dennis Strong Post #457 American Legion, and the Endless Mountains Post #3583 V.F.W.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen, 74 Warren St. Suite 4, Tunkhannock, PA. 18657.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 12, 2012  


FAZEKAS Eugene A. Fazekas

86, of Nokomis, Fla., formerly of Towanda, Pa., died on Feb. 18, 2012.  Eugene was a technical specialist for DuPont in Towanda, Pa., for 19 years, retiring in 1985. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II and Korea, a member of SNAG 56 (Navy reunion organization), and past president of Towanda Rotary Club. His profession was photography. He had a studio and gift shop for many years in Towanda, Pa..  Survivors include his wife, Mildred Edsall; step-sons Larry Edsall and Mark Edsall; sisters Rose Smith, Margaret Weizer, and Ethel Gonda; as well as several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Venice Church of the Nazarene. Interment will take place at Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date. Farley Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – February 28, 2012


FEDORCHAK Michael Fedorchak

age 89, well known Lopez resident died on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at the Gate House in Williamsport, Pa. with his loving family at his side after a brief illness.  Mike was born in Lop ez, Pa. on Oct. 2, 1922 a son of the late Steve and Melania Moskva Fedorchak. Mike entered the Army in 1940 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He was the last Pearl Harbor survivor in Sullivan County. He continued to serve in the Pacific until he was discharged in 1945. After the war, Mike returned home and married the former Alice Kososki of Mildred, Pa., on Feb. 8, 1947. Mike worked on construction for most of his life for Welliver Construction and George Mingus, including large projects like the Sullivan County High School, Guthrie Clinic in Sayre and the power plant in Washingtonville, Pa. In retirement, Mike enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially walking. Mike was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul's Byzantine Catholic Church in Lopez, Pa. Surviving are his spouse, Alice, at home; two daughters, Carole (David) Underwood of Melbourne, Fla. andMichaeline Mowery of Montoursville, Pa.; five grandchildren: Melanie Weser, Nicholas Fedorchak, Tommy Van Dyke, Kari Spinosa and Christopher Mowery; four great-grandchildren, Madlyn Weser, Lydia Spinosa, Lizabeth Spinosa and Armon Spinosa; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Philip and his wife Mi Yun Lee, who were killed in an earthquake in Turkey on August 16, 1999. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick, officiating.  Friends may call o from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. Graveside Military Services will be accorded by members of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 6 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review – February 24, 2012


GOODE Dr. William Myrick Goode

86, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville. Born Dec. 4, 1925, in Birmingham, AL, he was a son of Edwin R. and Martha (Myrick) Goode. William received a Bachelor's degree from Auburn University and received his PhD in music education from Indiana University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. William had worked as a music professor at Mansfield University for 26 years. He was a member of MENSA and the American Liszt Society. He enjoyed collecting comics, old movies, stamps, opera and photography. He was always surrounded and is survived by loving friends and students. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dr. Edwin R. Goode Jr. A graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL, on Saturday, Feb. 25, and a memorial service will be held in Mansfield at a later date. Memorial contributions in Dr. Goode's name are suggested to Eastern Paralyzed Veterans, 7520 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst, NY 11370. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.  Star Gazette – February 25, 2012   


GRAHAM Philip Graham

87, of Morris Run, PA died at his daughter’s home on Sunday afternoon April 1, 2012.  Born in Roaring Branch on October 1, 1924, Philip Franklin was a son of the late Franklin and Viola (Loper) Graham.  After graduating from Canton High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  Philip was employed at Blossburg’s Ward Foundry for over 40 years until retiring.  He was an avid post card collector and a member of Morris Run’s American Legion Post 167.   Surviving are his daughter, Gloria Jones of Morris Run; four grandsons, Geoff Jones and Bill Jones both of Morris Run, James Graham of Winston-Salem, NC, and Philip Graham of Blossburg; a great-granddaughter, Kelli Graham of Blossburg; two stepchildren, William McNeal of York Springs, PA and Cheryl Messner of Williamsport; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Joann Graham of Roaring Branch, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his two wifes, Mary Locas and Myrtle Elliot, he was predeceased by his son, James Graham and two brothers, Kenneth and Harley Graham.  A private graveside service will be held with military honors accorded.  Arrangements are in the care of Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg.  Wellsboro Gazette – April 3, 2012


HARDING Mary M. (Harding) Hanaway

died at noon Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Sayre House in Sayre, Pa. Our precious loving mother and grandmother has joined family and friends in Heaven.  Mary was predeceased by her parents Mary and Joseph Harding, her husband Joseph Hanaway, and her brothers Joseph (Bud) and Francis Harding.  Mary was a wonderful woman with many talents and interests. She was a U.S. Army Veteran Second Lieutenant serving during World War II in Italy. After returning home, Mary worked as a nurse anesthetist for several years and then at the Waverly Central School District as the school nurse. She walked for enjoyment and exercise and many have seen her walking all over Waverly. She enjoyed golfing at Tomasso’s with her husband and their friends, ballroom dancing, trips to Long Island to visit family, ice skating, watching the Rockettes, plays — especially the Nutcracker, summer vacations at Fair Haven beach, and family picnics in Ithaca. Also many special times too numerous to mention.  Surviving her are her children; daughter, Jacqueline (Mark) Bellis, of Dundee, N.Y., her son, Jeffrey Hanaway, of Woodhull, N.Y. Also surviving are her grandson and godson, Brandon (Elizabeth) Bellis; twin great-grandsons, Joseph and Dominic Bellis, who are all stationed with the U.S. Coast Guard in California; nieces and nephews Terry, Vicki, Greg, Elaine, Stephen; her sister-in-law, Florence; cousins, Sharon, Mike, Tim, Jane, John, Mike, Karen, Rita, and Teresa; and numerous friends and acquaintances.  At Mary’s request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday January 12, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Church in Waverly. Interment will be in the Spring at Saint James Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 park Avenue, Waverly, N.Y. Please visit to sign the book of condolence. Mary’s’ family would like to thank everyone that cared for her, for their caring, friendship, kindness, compassion and the special spiritual help.   Sayre Morning Times – January 10, 2012 


HEBB Raymond Maurice Hebb

formerly of Elmira, NY, 89, died Sunday, February 26, 2012 in Johnson City, NY where he resided at the United Methodist Homes Hilltop Campus.  He was born April 9, 1922 in Bartlett, NH, the son of the late Ralph and Charlotte (Jacques) Hebb. He was educated in the Bartlett schools and a business college in Concord, NH. In 1942, he moved to Manchester, NH where he held a Civil Service position with the U.S. Recruiting and Processing Center during the early years of World War II. On April 3, 1944 he joined the National Cash Register Company (NCR) office in Manchester, remaining there until 1967 when he transferred to Binghamton, NY, eventually transferring to Elmira for the same organization. He retired after 34 years with NCR on April 30, 1978. He was a member of the Park Church and volunteered at the Steele Memorial Library in the Genealogy/Microfilm Department for 19 years.  Raymond is survived by his wife of 59 years, Edith (Foster) Hebb. They were married on August 16, 1952 in Manchester, NH. He is also survived by his three children, Joan Elizabeth Hebb of Binghamton, Carol Diane Hebb and son-in-law, Michael Redfern of Salem, MA and Ralph Milton Hebb and daughter-in-law, Andrea Bird of Waltham, MA; as well as grandsons, Thomas and David Hebb, also of Waltham, MA.   Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Raymond's name to WSKG public radio and television.  At Raymond's request there will be no formal funeral services. Arrangements are with the E.H. Parsons Funeral Home, Inc., 71 Main Street, Binghamton NY. Please visit to offer your condolences. Star Gazette – February 28, 2012 


HOOS John W. Hoos

85, died on Friday, February 10th, 2012 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was born in Delhi, New York to Henry A. and Emma M. Hoos. He was predeceased by his son John W. Hoos Jr, brother Henry and sisters Mildred and Ruth Hoos. John graduated from Delaware Academy in Delhi, NY. He joined the Air Force as an aviation cadet during World War II. After military service he graduated with honor from Clarkson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering. He married Dorothy (Dottie) Luce while a junior in college. They celebrated 62 years of marriage this past year. John was employed by Corning, Inc. for 34 years. He held production and engineering positions and retired as Division Manager of Engineering in the Lighting Products Division. His favorite positions were as Production Superintendent at the Wellsboro, PA. plant and Manager of Staff Services for the Lighting Products Division. He was active for many years in Boy Scouts as a leader, a member of the Council Activities Committee and the "Old Goats" Patrol in the Five Rivers Boy Scout Council. He received numerous awards including the Silver Beaver Award, the highest council award. He loved the Adirondacks and enjoyed taking his scout troop on many canoe, hiking and camping trips. John was a member of the Big Flats Lions Club where he was an officer and board member. He was a member of the Big Flats Historical Society and the Big Flats Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He shared his love of nature, skiing, hiking and camping with his children and grandchildren. They all loved spending time with him and their Mom (and Grandmother) at the family cottage in the Catskill Mountains. His father built the cottage when John was a small boy. It is an important place of enjoyment for all of his family and he made sure it was well kept up for all to have a comfortable place to vacation. John enjoyed maintaining his tools and equipment and fixing things. As one daughter put it "Dad can fix anything." He was never happier when he could find a use for materials that he had put aside for many years. He was very generous with his time, support, advice and often helping out any family member if they were in need. His love for his family was great. His children and grandchildren have lost a wonderful role model. He was loved very much. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Patricia (Alex) Druash and Susan (Randall) Nagel; grandchildren, Julie and Russell Nagel, and Richard and Lauren Druash. Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 24th, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, 95 Main Street, Big Flats, NY. His family wishes to thank the staff on the 6th floor of the Chemung County Nursing Facility and Hospice for the excellent care and kindness shown to John during his final six weeks of life. He was very appreciative of the care given to him by everyone involved. Donations may be made in John's name to the Five Rivers Boy Scout Council, Boy Scouts of America, 244 W. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901 or the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, 95 Main Street, Big Flats, NY 14814.  Star Gazette – February 19, 2012


HOWELL Arthur E. Howell

age 86, of Painted Post, died on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers.  He was born on September 11, 1925 in Elmira, the son of Clifford and Hazel (Baker) Howell.  He married Shirley Scranton in 1953 at the Painted Post Methodist Church. Arthur graduated from Painted Post High School in 1943.  He attended Elmira Heights Aviation School, and joined the Air Corps Enlisted Reserves.  As a veteran of the United States Air Force during World War II, he was stationed at Oberphaffenhofen Air Force Depot in Bavaria, Germany.  Following honorable discharge, Arthur was employed by Stowell Implement in Campbell.  He worked for Westinghouse in Bath, and retired from the Corning City School District in 1992, where he was employed as an electrician in the Maintenance Department.   Arthur was past president CSEA Chapter 851 where he represented Steuben County on the CSEA Board of Directors and the CSEA Region VI Scholarship Committee.  He was a past member of the Board of Directors of the Serve-U Credit Union, a founder of the Coopers Plains-Long Acres Fire Department, a member of the VFW Post 524, Southern Tier Two Cylinder Club, and the Twin Tiers Vintage Car Club.  He loved his family, cats, old cars, trains, and traveling.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley (Scranton) Howell; son and daughter-in-law, Steven A. and Robin Howell of Horseheads;  granddaughter, Stephanie Howell of Painted Post; granddaughter of the heart,  Tiffany Gee of Painted Post; step-grandchildren, Todd Mosher and Katy Mosher; devoted cousins, Norma, Dorothy, Doris, Olive, and Mahlon.  Arthur was predeceased by his daughter, Jennifer A. Howell.  Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning, on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.  Arthur’s funeral service will follow calling hours there at 6:00 pm.  Burial will take place at Coopers Plains Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing may make donations to Coopers Plains- Long Acres Fire Department, P.O. Box 13, Coopers Plains, NY 14827, or the Fingerlakes Humane Society, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Absolut Care for their special care of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather.   Corning Leader – March 7, 2012


JONES Philip B. Jones

age 86, of Keuka Lake, Hammondsport, NY, died peacefully at his winter home in Marco Island, FL, on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, surrounded by his fiancé and children.  Phil was a devoted husband, partner, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and loyal friend.  Phil loved to read a good book, enjoyed watching golf and football on weekends, was fascinated with airplanes and their history, adored all genres of music, and cherished his many worldwide travels.  His and Fran’s Keuka Lake home was the center for numerous family gatherings, birthday celebrations, euchre and bridge games with friends and the place where endless memories were made with his children and grandchildren.  Phil was a best friend to his wife, a hero to his children, a mentor to his grandchildren, a loving partner to his fiancé, and an inspiration to all.  Phil was born November 19, 1925, in Corning, NY, to the late Lyman and Cherrie Jones.  He graduated from Northside High School in 1943, and served in the United States Navy during WWII as an Aviator Cadet from 1943-1945.  After completing his military enlistment, Phil attended Bucknell University, graduating in 1948, with a BS in Mechancial Engineering.  Upon graduating, Phil married the “love of his life”, Frances Ginnane, at St. Mary’s Church in Corning, NY, on June 12, 1948.  Phil worked for Minneapolis-Honeywell, Brown Instrument Division in Philadelphia, PA, before joining Corning Glass Works in 1951.  He enjoyed a successful 33 year career with Corning, Inc. before retiring as a Senior Associate, Real Estate Planner in 1984.  He was past president of Corning Lions Club and served on the Town of Corning Planning Board.  He was also a member of the Glenn Curtiss and National Warplane Museums, the American Legion, RSVP, and volunteered for various Steuben County Agencies.  Phil is predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Frances Jones, on January 24, 2000, his grandson, Ronnie Brion, Cornell Class of 2000, on June 5, 2003, and his siblings: Dorothy McLaughlin, Ronald Jones, Marion Borel, and Sylvia Kimball.  He is survived by his fiancé, Nancy Ahlgren of Marco Island, FL; sister, Eloise Cummings of Troy, PA; and his 5 children: Carol (Peter) Noyes of Ithaca, NY; Cindy (Steve) Retterer of Painted Post, NY; Phil Jones of San Diego, CA; Patty (Glenn) Hill of Lindley, NY, and Ron (Patrice) Jones of Pittsburgh, PA; sisters-in-law: Cissy (Rich) Negri of Corning, NY; Kathy (Andy) Olson of Syracuse, NY and brother-in-law, Danny (Janet) Ginnane of Corning, NY.  He has 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.  We welcome family and friends to celebrate Phil’s life on Saturday, January 28, 2012, from 1 to 3 PM at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY.  A memorial service will be held immediately following visitation at 3 PM.  Per Phil’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Glenn Curtiss Museum, 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840, or the Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library, 21 William Street, Hammondsport, NY 14840.    Corning Leader – January 11, 2012


KREITZER Donald Kreitzer

84 - During the early morning hours of Thursday, March 15th, 2012, former Canton resident Donald C. Kreitzer died quietly at his home in Loyalsock Township, with his beloved family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 84 years of age.  Born in Dayton, Ohio on December 13th, 1927, he was the son of Earl and Sadie (Decker) Kreitzer. Don served with the U.S. Navy during the Second World War. In civilian life he worked in steel building construction as a foreman, and later as a mechanic with Outwater’s Garage in Wysox. Blessed with an analytical mind and old-fashioned common sense, Don was a natural-born mechanical trouble shooter who loved tinkering with engines and machines of all types. He was an avid football fan who cheered for both the Eagles and the Steelers, and he always enjoyed a good John Wayne movie.  Don was a cheerful, friendly individual who, despite his physical limitations, made it a point to be out and about town visiting with friends and neighbors. Most of all he enjoyed the company of the members of his family and cherished the moments spent with them.  Don is survived by sons Jesse O’Neal and Timothy (& Patti) O’Neal, all of Ohio, daughters Carol Mae O’Neal of Kentucky, Cynthia Nicoletti of Boston, MA, Donna (& Paul) Arbuckle, Karen (& Hubert) Andrews and Kim Riebe, all of Florida, Myra (& Melvin) Gillis of Texas and Sarah Kreitzer of Williamsport, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including special grandson, Michael Kreitzer with whom he resided, special friends Jim and Cindy Henson of Canton and Joseph and Beverly Girard of Williamsport. He was preceded in death by his wife Rachael, son Jeffrey O’Neal, two brothers and a sister. The family would like to extend its gratitude to Don’s nurse, Diane Stout, for the compassionate care she gave during Don’s illness. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 PM Sunday, March 25th, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Services will be at 2 PM with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions in Don’s name be directed to Innes Hose Company, P.O. Box 72, Canton, PA., 17724.  Canton Independent Sentinel – March 21, 2012


LEAHY Edward J. Leahy

Died, Saturday January 7th at the Episcopal Home in Rochester N.Y. Born in Elizabeth, NJ on March, 27, 1927, he was the son of the late John J. and Lois Walsh Leahy Cunningham. He married Jeannette Carr in Corning, NY in August of 1950. She preceded him in death on January 26, 2005. Ed was a graduate of Corning Free Academy and St. Bonaventure College (University) and served on active duty in USNR from March 1945 to June 1946. For the past 52 years, Ed has been associated with newspaper advertising. His work has taken him to Elmira, Syracuse, Albany and Herkimer, NY as well as Royal Oak, MI. For the past 30 years he has been a part of the papers in Adrian. Ed was a member of Kiwanis and served as President and Treasurer as well as receiving Kiwanian of the Year for the 1990-1991 year and the George Hixon Fellow Award in 2001. He was a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Catholic Charities Board for many years. Ed was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, having served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister. Ed is survived by the following children, John (Virginia) of Syracuse, E. James, Jr. (Susan) of Rochester, NY, Christine (Jay Kilcoyne) Leahy of Brasher Falls, NY, Margaret (William) Hopkins of Horseheads, NY, Mark (Marian) of Mt. Vernon, IL, Mary (Martin) McRae of Rochester, NY, Thomas (Victoria) of Rochester, NY, Sarah (Gary) Tavierne of Canton, MI and Patrick (Marianne) of Colorado Springs, CO. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, John (Gus) Leahy of El Cajon, CA, Michael and Robert Cunningham of Corning, NY, Jean Hotaling of Woodlands, TX and Jane Cunningham of Round Rock, TX. He is also survived by a special family friend, Kimberly (Scott) Childs and family of Adrian, MI. In addition to his wife, Jeannette, he was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Mary Kay Hughes and his step-father, Hugh Cunningham. The funeral liturgy for Ed will be offered on Monday, January 16, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Adrian, MI. with Father Thomas Wasilewski as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, where a Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A Family Prayer Service will be held on Monday at 10:45 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, to Catholic Charities or to Hospice of Rochester, 3111 S. Winton Rd. Rochester NY 14623. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, MI.    Star Gazette – January 12, 2012


MORLEY E. Dewitt Morley

95, of Palmyra, NY, formerly of Ontario, NY and West Bingham, PA, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 in the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Newark, NY. Born October 6, 1916, Bingham Township, PA, he was the son of Willis and Nellie Pride Morley. Surviving are: his wife of 70 years, Ruth Buck Morley; daughters, Lynne Morley (Mark Rickert) of Pittsford, NY and Nancy (Richard) McCarthy of Palmyra, NY; a son, Major James D. (Jeannie) Morley of Dillwyn, VA; grandchildren, Christopher, Niki, Jeremy, and Tiffany; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Calfernia Tarbox. A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army Air Corps from 1942 – 1946. Dewitt spent many years in the automotive service industry. He was a member of the Ontario First Baptist Church, Ontario, NY, Jacob Schaeffer American Legion Post #810 in Naples, NY, and a charter member of the Wayne Drumlins Antique Automobile Club.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, March 26, 2012 in the Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, PA. The Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963, P.O. Box 236, Ulysses, PA 16948, the Ontario First Baptist Church, 1929 Ridge Road, Ontario, NY 14519, or a charity of the donor’s choice.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – March 25, 2012 mm


MOSER Lowell B. "Sam" Moser

87, of 17 Albert Drive, Horseheads, NY, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center Elmira NY. He was born April 13, 1924 in Riverside PA the son of the late, Harry S. and Celia B. Steffen Moser. He attended Scott Township High School. Sam served with the United States Army during World War II with Company A 113 Combat Engineers. He was awarded a Bronze Star and was "One of the Avengers of Bataan". He was employed as a machinist by Ingersoll-Rand Company in Painted Post NY, retiring in 1986. Sam was a member of Ivy Lodge #397 F & AM in Elmira, NY, the Corning Consistory and American Legion Post 442 in Horseheads NY. One of Sam's favorite pastimes was playing cards. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marian R. Hess Moser. They were married December 30, 1945 at St. James Evangelical Church in Bendertown, Columbia County, PA. He was preceded in death by three brothers; Harry S. Moser, Jr., William A. Moser and his brother Phillip D. Moser who died during World War II and two sisters, Minnie V. Swank and Dorothy Miller. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11:00AM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 10 West Mahoning Street, Danville, PA with the Reverend Dawes Dunham Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church Danville officiating. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery Stillwater PA. Friends will be received from 10:00AM until the time of service.  Elmira Star Gazette – March 14, 2012  


NORMAN Abraham Norman

Abe Norman died on March 21, 2012 at the age of 89. He was born July 12, 1922, in Geneva, NY to Joseph and Zina Norman. Abe left Geneva to enlist in the army in 1942. After serving in the Pacific for the duration of World War II, he moved to Elmira. He worked at Elias's Food Market and later Super Duper. Upon his retirement from Super Duper in 1984, he often filled in part-time at Renko's Meat Market. Abe was introduced to his future wife, Jennie Ferris from Wilkes Barre, PA, at the wedding of Jennie's older sister. In November of 2011, they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. In addition to his devoted wife, Jennie, Abe is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Susie Norman; son and daughter-in-law, Ron Norman and Fiona O'Connor; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Joe and Tracey Norman; and great-grandchildren, Sadie and Max Norman, who knew him as their beloved Jiddo. Abe also leaves behind his sister and good friend, Helen Close of Big Flats; his sister, Martha Rashid of Bethesda, MD; his nephew, Bill Elias of Horseheads with whom he shared many happy memories; his other "in-town" nephew, Kelvin Close of Big Flats; and many nieces and nephews out of the area. Abe was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Elias and Ruth McCauley and his brother, George Norman. Abe will be remembered for his love of the New York Yankees. He was already looking forward to this baseball season. He was a man content with what he had, and, if asked to sum up the quality of his life, he most likely would have shrugged and replied that it was "not bad," his highest form of praise. The Norman family is extremely grateful to Dr. Schenone, Dr. Riley, Dr. Tapia, Dr. Becker, and the staff at the Outpatient Dialysis Unit of Arnot Ogden, whose kind and expert care gave Abe several years that he would not have otherwise enjoyed. The family also appreciates all that Dr. Corbalan and the staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility did to keep Abe comfortable in his last weeks. Calling hours for Abe will take place at Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904 on Sunday, March 25th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A service in thanksgiving for Abe's life will be held immediately following the visiting hours at 4:00. The burial will be held at the convenience of the family Deacon George Welch will officiate. Star Gazette – March 23, 2012


OAKES Thomas J. "Tom" Oakes Jr.

93, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2012. Born in Newark, N.J. in 1918, formerly of South Plainfield, N.J., where he and his loving wife Terry raised their three sons, Thomas (Karen) of Stuart, Fla., Bruce (Barbara) of Absecon N.J., and Charles (June) of Monroe Township, N.J. Tom and Terry moved from South Plainfield and enjoyed living many happy years together on "Sunny Hill Farm," Windham Summit. After the passing of Terry, Tom moved to Athens, and most recently resided at The Personal Care Home, Towanda.  He will be loved and remembered as a great husband, ever giving father, and he was so very proud of his seven remarkable grandchildren, and 10 fantastic great grandchildren. In 1941, Tom heard the calling and joined the Army and became an original member of the "90 Day Wonders" and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He completed his service to country graduating from General Command and Staff College, retiring a major from the USAR in 1978. Tom made friends wherever he went and was always "willing to lend a hand." During the time Tom lived in Windham Summit, he delivered the U.S. Mail on a rural route covering many miles every day until he was 75. He loved building and test flying his model airplanes, going on bus tours with his favorite senior groups, bowling, square dancing, and spending time with family and friends. As a great "tinkerer," dad could repair and build most anything and enjoyed sharing how he fixed "stuff." In memory of dad and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Make-a Wish New Jersey, 1347 Perrineville Rd., Monroe Township, NJ 08831; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148; or Boy Scouts of America 5 Rivers Council, 244 West Water St., Elmira, NY 14901. Dad will be remembered at the Methodist Church, Nichols, N.Y. at a future date. A viewing and military honors service will be held on April 9, 2012, at South Plainfield Funeral Home, N.J. on April 9, 2012. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with services and internment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, New Brunswick, N.J. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Towanda Daily Review – April 1, 2012


O’HARE Burton A. O'Hare

89, of Big Pond, Pa., died on Jan. 9, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor after an extended illness.  He was raised in Pine City, N.Y., the son of the late James and Jessie (Taylor) O'Hare. He worked for his father at O'Hare's Meat Market, Elmira, N.Y. before graduating from Southside High School class of '42 and proudly serving his country in the U.S. Air Corps, serving stateside feeding the troops and spending one year in the Philippines. He later had a career in food service including managing the dining halls at Syracuse University and running the kitchen at Lourdes Camp. He was also a correspondent with the Troy Gazette Register for many years. Burt was a past president of the South Side Businessmens Association, a member of The Big Pond Lions Club, Faith Community Church at Big Pond, and The Tim Leonard Rod and Gun Club (Lake Association). He enjoyed collecting coins and loved watching the birds at the cottage and traveling in the motor home with his honey.  Burton was predeceased by his parents and a grandson Gregory Coon.  Burton is survived by his wife Louise (Comfort) O'Hare at home; children Susan Clark of Syracuse, N.Y., Sandra Beach of Virginia, Paul (Terri) O'Hare of Florida, Cheryl (Larry) Coon of Corning, N.Y., Keith (Linda) Warters of Elmira, N.Y., Karen (Alan) Bennett of Horseheads, N.Y., Pam (Bob) Haven of Big Pond, Pa., Joan Kuryla of Cicero, N.Y., Marcia (Carlos) Mejia of Georgia; grandchildren Michael, Kaitlynn and Kevin Clark, Christine Mitten and Mathew Beach, J.P. and Meaghan O'Hare, Brian Coon, Greg Warters, Dawn French and Theresa Brown, Jeremy Waltmire, Jennifer Barto and Kendal Bennett, Drew and Tommy Kuryla, and Carlos Mejia; 21 great-grandchildren and several cousins. He is also survived by his beloved pets Molly and Charlie.  A memorial service and celebration of Burton's life will take place at 1 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2012 at the Faith Community Church, Big Pond, Pa., with Pastor Richard Noggle officiating. A period of visitation will take place from 11:30 a.m. until the start of the service. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be sent to the Faith Community Church at Big Pond, c/o Mary Soper, 2747 Big Pond Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914; and to the Big Pond Lions Club, c/o Larue Austin, 2736 Big Pond Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914, in loving memory of Burton. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Bradford County Manor for the loving care he received. Condolences for the family may be shared by visiting our website at Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  God saw you were getting tired, and whispered, "Come to me."  Towanda Daily Review – January 15, 2012   


PALMER Hallsey Ralph Palmer

In the early morning hours of Friday, March 2, 2012, H. Ralph (Doc) Palmerdied peacefully at the Presbyterian Home of Central New York in New Hartford, N.Y. He was 90 years old.  He was born May 31, 1921 in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., a son of Hallsey Roy Palmer and Lulu B Minshell Palmer. He graduated from Cornell University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. While attending Cornell, he met Barbara D. Merriman and married her on May 30, 1943. He was a captain in the Army serving his country during World War II. He practiced veterinary medicine in the Canton Pa. area from 1947 until 1983. He co-founded the Troy Veterinary Clinic in 1972, with doctors Daniels and McCaulley, which is still going strong today. He was very active in the Canton community and the Church of Christ (Disciples). He served as treasurer and lifelong member of The Wheel Inn. He was also active in the Minnequa Grange No. 754 and belonged to the American Legion Post 303, American Veterinary Medical Association, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and Northern TIer Veterinary Medical Association. He enjoyed carpentry work, was a member of several bowling leagues and was never happier than when he was on his John Deere tractor.   He is survived by daughters Diane (Robert) Grubb of Craig, Colo., Donna (Peter) Goodfriend of Clinton N.Y.; son Douglas (Marsha) Palmer of Williamsport, Pa.; grandchildren Christopher (Tracy) Spencer and Stephanie (George) Herod of Craig, Colo., Kristen Goodfriend of Sommerville, Mass., Dave (Jennifer) Goodfriend of Clinton, N.Y., Carrie (Joe) Gryglik of Melrose Mass., Amy (Michael) Giordano of St. Augustine, Fla. and Ann Palmer of Williamsport, Pa.; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Memorial donations may be made to the Presbyterian Home of Central New York, Stars of the Night Sky program, 4290 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413. Funeral arrangements were made by Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton, Pa. with a memorial service being planned for later in the spring in Canton.  Towanda Daily Review – March 4, 2012   


SCHOONOVER Alpha R. (Nipper) Schoonover

died January 13, 2012 while visiting his loving daughter, Marie Schoonover Murphy Kyle in Palmetto, Florida. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Catherine; his grandson, Patrick Murphy; and two brothers, James of Elmira and Ralph of Ohio. He was born Febuary 24, 1924 in Watrous, PA to Ralph and Orpha Rhoads Schoonover. He was a retired Electrician member of IBEW Local 139. He was an entrepreneur in this area since 1952. He served with the US Army in Germany during WWII A member of Big Flats Masonic Lodge #378 F & AM. He is survived by his daughter Marie, son Gregory of Millerton, PA, sister Marie Freeman of Elmira, brother Hal Schoonover of Columbus, GA and four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. A memorial service will be held at the Wesleyrn Church in Millerton, PA Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2:00pm. Funeral to follow at 3:00pm.   Star Gazette - February 24, 2012


SCOPELLITI Armine “Army” Scoblick Scopelliti

92, of Sayre, formerly of Archbald, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Scoblick was preceded in death by his wife, the former Santina Naticchi Scoblick. Born in Archbald, on November 21, 1919, he was the son of the late Frank and Madolyn Polimeni Scoblick Scopelliti. He was a graduate of Archbald High School, class of 1937. He attended Lackawanna Business College before serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945 in the battles of Guadalcanal, the Northern Solomon Islands and Luzon. After the war, he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Scranton, class of 1949. He was employed by the US Post Office in Archbald for 39 years, retiring in 1987. In 1953, he married Santina Naticchi. This marriage lasted over 50 years.  He is survived by two sons, Joseph Scopelliti and wife Lindam and David Scopelliti and wife Nancy, all of Sayre; grandchildren, Joseph and Maria Scopelliti, and Daniel and Lea Scopelliti, all of Sayre; and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers John, Anthony, Dominick and James Scoblick, Arthur and Henry Scopelliti and sisters, Kathryn Pollitts, Inez Perry and Anna Rock.  He was a member of Christ the King Parish at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald and Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, Pa.; the American Legion; and Sons of Italy.  Army loved the company of his family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, a competitive game of shuffleboard at the Sons of Italy, and lunch at Becky’s Diner with his many friends. He was particularly proud of his service to our country during World War II and spoke often of his experiences.  The funeral will be Monday from the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St., Jessup, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald. Interment will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Archbald. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Robert Packer Hospital Volunteer Office, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.     Sayre Morning Times – March 30, 2012


SERENO Mary Ellen Giantomasi

age 85, of 16 Mountain View Dr., Pine City, NY, died on Feb. 18, 2012. She was born Nov. 14, 1926, the daughter of Frank and Minnie Clemente Sereno. Mary Ellen was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elkland, PA. She is survived by daughters Nancy (Jonas) Vanorsdale of Elkland, PA, Marianne (Michael) Erway of Elmira, NY, and Cathie (Daniel) Andrews of Pine City, NY; grandchildren Melissa Doan, Lisa Neal, and Christopher Andrews; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nunzy, in 2004; siblings Norman, Francis, Fred, James and Elwanda Sereno. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14930. Arrangements are in the care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920.  Star Gazette – February 19, 2012    


SHAW Richard E. Shaw

Age 94 of Appleridge at Bethany Village and formerly a longtime resident of Elmira Heights and Horseheads, died Thursday, January 26, 2012. Richard was born October 9, 1917 to Justus and Margaret (Miller) Shaw. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his wife Betty A. Shaw on September 20, 2011, sons, Ronald E. Shaw in 1998 and Richard W. Shaw in 2010. He is survived by his grandchildren, Richard Shaw II of Horseheads, Cary (Kathy) Shaw also of Horseheads, and Lori (David) Bargesser of Grass Lake, MI, Johanna (Kenny) Daniels of Vermont, Brian Shaw of Clinton, NY; daughters-in-law, Sandra Shaw of Horseheads, Diana Shaw of Clinton, NY; and 8 great grandchildren. He was a longtime resident of both Elmira Heights and Horseheads and a 75 year member of Oakwood Avenue United Methodist Church. Richard graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School. Dedicated to his country, he was enlisted in the US Navy. Richard was employed by Prudential Ins. Co. as a sales associate for many years. He was also a member of the Elmira Kiwanis Club for over 50 years. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 from 2-3:00 p.m. His service will follow calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Breesport Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box B., Breesport, NY 14816.  Star Gazette – January 28, 2012


SLATER Lester C. Slater

87, of 1049 Short Road, Towanda, Pa., Asylum Twp., died Sunday evening, March 11, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Lester was born Sept. 1, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late Lester R. Slater and Matilda Doll Slater. He was a veteran of World War II having served first in the U.S. Navy and subsequently in the U.S. Army. On Sept. 20, 1952 he married Mary J. Kokat in Elkhart, Md. Lester and Mary moved to Bradford County from Bucks County, Pa. in 1969. Lester was employed by the Arey Lumber Company in Wysox for 19 years until his retirement. He was a life member of the Towanda Gun Club and was a member of Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534 and AARP. Lester enjoyed the outdoors, riding his ATV, hunting and fishing.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary K. Slater at home; brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Theresa Slater of Towanda; several nieces and nephews; and a special niece and nephew, Loretta and Robert Bernhardt.  In honor of Lester's request, there are no calling hours or funeral services.  Contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one's choice in Lester C. Slater's memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Slater family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – March 13, 2012


SMITH Robert J. Smith

March 21, 2012. Predeceased by his wife, Georgette; brothers, Joseph and Francis Smith; sister, Margaret Taylor. He is survived by his sons, Michael (Tracey) of Penfield and Paul (Tracey) of Fairport; grandchildren, Ryan, Zachary and Nicholas, brother-in-law, Frank Taylor of Cape Cod; sister-in-law, Marion Smith of Big Flats. Bob was Senior Class President at Painted Post High School; a graduate of the University of Alabama and a Veteran of WWII. He was an engineer at Corning Glass Works for over 30 years; active in the Elks Lodge and served on the Board of St. Vincent Catholic School.  Friends may call Friday 4-7 PM at the Anthony Funeral Chapel, 1031 Ridge Rd., Webster NY. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saturday, 10 AM at Cherry Ridge Chapel, 900 Cherry Ridge Blvd., Webster. A Committal Service will be held Saturday, 2:00 PM at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Honor Flight Rochester, Inc., PO Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692.  Corning Leader – March 23, 2012


SOKOLY William Albert Sokoly, Sr.

age 86, of Wellsboro, PA, died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. William was born November 20, 1925 in Weimer, PA, a son of Frank and Elizabeth (Sabo) Sokoly. He was the husband of Emma (Corrinne) Sokoly. William was employed by Ward Manufacturing for 18 years, worked as a coal miner, truck driver, strip miner, and brick yard employee. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during WWII. William enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.  William is survived by his wife, Emma of Wellsboro, PA; two sons and a daughter-in-law, William Sokoly, Jr. of AZ, Randy and Brenda Sokoly of Blossburg, PA; five daughters and sons-in-law, Audrey and Edward Aikens of Clymer, PA, Elizabeth Betty Geneva of Indiana, NY, Willivene and Wayne Miller of Indiana, PA, Linda and Harold Berguson of Arnot, PA, Frances and Rex Wood of Fellsmore, FL; 15 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Lena and John Gaydosh of Clymer, PA and his canine companion, Daisy. William was predeceased by 5 brothers, Frank, Anthony, John, Lewis and Steve; 2 sisters, Margaret Emmett and Elizabeth Dingus; 1 grandson, Edward Aikens, Jr.; 1 son-in-law, Michael Geneva. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Father John Chmil officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Tioga County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Church of the Resurrection, Clymer, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peters Catholic Church, Wellsboro, PA.     Wellsboro Gazette – March 2, 2012


TILLMAN Charles (Chuck) E. Tillman

Born on December 7th, 1925 in Bath, NY, the son of Erwin G. Tillman and Mary L. Sullivan Tillman he died on January 8th, 2012 at home in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Chuck grew up in Pulteney, NY together with his sisters Dorothy and Marlyn and his brother Robert (Gus). He went to school in Hammondsport and in 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and did basic training at the Navy training center in Sampson, NY. Chuck was later transferred to the U.S. Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, NJ and after that to airship squadron four in Fortelaza, Brazil where he did air patrols in the south Atlantic as a radio/gunner. In 1944 he was transferred to the U.S.S. Tippiecanoe and fought three major battles in the Pacific. After a transfer to Admiral Halsey's task force he was onboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay when the peace pact was signed between the United States and Japan. Later duties included the Commissary store in Newport, RI and the Naval Bureau of Personnel in Washington DC. While in DC he took flying lessons and got a private pilot certificate and was proud to have given his brother Gus his first airplane ride. In 1950 he was transferred to the USS Oriskany carrier group to help during the Korean War and 1952 Chuck was sent to the Mediterranean on the USS Chewacan to help fuel ships of the sixth fleet. He later did duty keeping track of strike 4 Naval Aircraft and in 1955 he joined the Military Assistance Advisory Group in Germany. While there he met his beloved wife Carolyn and they were married in Germany in February 1958. They traveled throughout Europe while living in Germany and at the end of 1958 Chuck was transferred to the Commissary store in Vallejo, CA. In 1961 Chuck was sent to Pakistan to serve with MAAG and work directly with the Pakistan Navy and while there Chuck and Carolyn traveled to India and Thailand. After his tour of duty in Pakistan, Chuck and Carolyn returned to the United States where he was assigned to the USS Bache in Norfolk, VA. After a tour of the Mediterranean Chuck left the ship in Naples to return to the U.S. and retire from the Navy. He later went to work for the General Services Administration in Washington, DC and 14 years later he transferred to the National Institute of Health. After retiring from NIH Chuck ran an office for H&R Block for two years until 1985 when he went to work for a contracting company closing procurement and grant contracts for the Agency for International Development. In April of 1993 Chuck finally retired for good and he and Carolyn moved to Fort Walton Beach, FL. While living in Washington, DC after their return from Pakistan Chuck and Carolyn enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Europe. Chuck also enjoyed playing golf and reading. Carolyn died January 2nd, 2005. Chuck was also predeceased by his parents, his two sisters and brother. He is survived by his niece, Candy (Steve) Stump, nephews, Hank (Loree) Tillman, Franz Tillman, great nephew, Tyler, sister-in-law, Marie Tillman together with other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach, FL and burial will be at the Barrancas Cemetery at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL. Memorials may be made to the Glenn Curtiss Museum, 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840.   Star Gazette – January 10, 2012  


WALDRON Maurice L., Jr.

Age 87 of Elmira, NY. He was born March 29, 1924 in Leroy, NY, son of the late Maurice L., Sr. and Jane (Paynter) Waldron and died Thursday, February 9. 2012 at Elcor Health Services. He was predeceased by his brothers and sister-in-law John, Bruce, Don (June) and Robert Waldron. On June 12, 1948 he was united in marriage to Evelyn Harper at the United Presbyterian Church, North Kortright, NY. They have enjoyed and celebrated 63 years of marriage together. He is survived by his wife; son Richard Waldron of Canandaigua, NY and daughter Marcia Bjorvand of Horseheads, NY; grandsons Thomas (Julie) Bjorvand, Morris, NY and Michael Bjorvand of Kristiansand, Norway; great grandsons Jeffery and Connor Bjorvand of Morris, NY. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Marian L. Waldron of Eldred, PA, Toni Waldron of Concord, NH and Lois Waldron of Caledonia, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Joseph (Delila) Harper of Kingsport, TN and numerous nieces and nephews. Maurice graduated from Ithaca High School, Ithaca, NY in 1943, he joined the Army after graduating, serving during WWII in Patton's Army with the 24th Tank Battalion, 13th Armored Div. He graduated from Cornell University in 1950. He was employed with the Chemung County Probation Dept., retiring as a Supervisor in 1988. He was a member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 15th at 1 pm in Lake St. Presbyterian Church, 300 Lake St., Elmira. Mission Lay Pastor Priscilla Andrews will officiate. Interment will take place in Eastlawn Cemetery, Ithaca, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Maurice through donations to the American Cancer Society or Lake St. Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem Lunch Program, 300 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901. Maurice's family would like to thank St. Joseph's Hospital ICU, Elcor Colonial Ridge and Southern Tier Hospice for all the loving care they gave our husband and father. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.    Star Gazette – February 13, 2012   


WARD Wallace Roland Ward

85, died peacefully on Friday morning, Feb. 24, 2012 in Towanda, Pa.  He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of 51 years, Irene Kuenzli Ward in 2003. Wally is survived by three daughters Sharon and her husband Philip Kaminsky of Towanda, Pa., Melanie and her husband Art Olson, of Harris, N.Y. and Susan and her husband Ray Osterhout of Johnson City; a son Steven Ward and his wife Cheryl of Owego; seven grandchildren Daniel and Matthew (Patty) Kaminsky, Michelle and David Olson, Melissa Henneman, and Megan and Jillian Osterhout; a great-grandson Noah Kaminsky; his aunt Mrs. Edward (Irene) DePersis of Binghamton and many cousins.  He was a retired CAD operator for the IBM Corporation Endicott and an Army veteran of World War II, taking part in the occupational force in Japan. Wally was a proud member of the Triple Cities Chapter of the SPEBESQSA, formerly singing with the "Southerntiersmen". He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling and tinkering.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, 326 Prospect Street, Binghamton, N.Y., with Rev. Peter Tomas, pastor of Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Spirit Cemetery, Town of Chenango. Rev. Tomas will conduct a Parastas at 4 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Contributions may be made in Wally's memory to Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Church, 360 Clinton Street, Binghamton, NY 13905 or the American Cancer Society Towanda Daily Review – February 27, 2012



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