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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 . 

AUSTIN Leroy E. Austin,
90, of Addison Back Road, Addison, entered into rest at home on Monday, November 29, 2010. Leroy was born in Coudersport, Pa. on August 13, 1920, the son of Oscar and Mildred Sterling Austin.  He served in the US Army during World War II. He had married Bessie L. Hackett, who preceded him in death on April 6, 1999. Leroy worked at various jobs including Eberle Tanning Co. in Westfield, Pa. He also worked at several service stations, lastly for Kwik Fill in Rochester, NY. A great craftsman, Leroy particularly enjoyed plastic canvassing. He loved watching old time western movies and enjoying a chew from his Copenhagen tin. Surviving are his granddaughters, Frances (Herman) Mattison of Addison, who he made his home with the last 10 years and Brenda Golden, also of Addison, his great grandchildren, Richard Davis, Joshua Fenstamacher, Sabrina Mattison, Alicia Mattison, Christine Stone and Matthew Mead along with special niece Dorothy (Art) Blanchard of Addison and several other nieces and nephews.A graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 9th  at 11:00am in Woodhull Cemetery Chapel with military honors accorded. Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull.  Corning Leader - December 8, 2010

BANFIELD Thomas J. Banfield
89, died on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at his home in Melbourne, FL. He grew up in Van Etten, NY and graduated from Syracuse University. He participated in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge in Europe during WWII. He owned and operated the Banfield Company until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Vera; sons, Paul (Diane), Jeff (Connie) and Ron Burrill; daughters, Nancy Johnson (Bob), Carol Lanigan (Dale) and Lorrie Burrill; sister, Ruth Hinz-Foster; 12 grandchildren and one great grandson. He was predeceased by his first wife, Doris. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 30 at 2:00 PM at the North Van Etten Community Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Van Etten Fire Department. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 24, 2010

Corning, N.Y. — John F. Baum (Jack) died
on October 27, 2010, after a long battle with Kennedy’s Disease.  Born in Niagara Falls, NY on September 21, 1925 to the late Jesse Dodge Baum and Esther A. (Carlson) Baum. Jack obtained his Electrical Engineering Degree from Lehigh University and began his career at Dresser in Bradford, PA. Jack went on to Corning Glass Works, where he retired in 1986 with over 30 years of service.  He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1944.  He was a dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church in Painted Post.  In 2003 Jack was proud to have received the First annual “Most Inspirational Male” award from Health Works to ward off Kennedy’s Disease. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Evelyn Baum, sons, John Jr. (Theresa) Baum of Painted Post and David (Rebecca) Baum of Apalachin, NY. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 1, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church, Painted Post with Rev. Glen Kennedy Officiating.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Jack’s name to the charity of ones choice. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. - Corning Leader, October 29, 2010

BERKLEY Bernard J. Berkley,
84, of Lockwood, N.Y., died on Nov. 11, 2010 on Veteran’s Day. He was born on Feb. 2, 1926 in New York, N.Y., the son of the late James and Elizabeth Janda Berkley. Bernard served in the United States Army during World War II. In his lifetime, he owned the Olmstead Bar and Grill in New York City, and was a successful poultry farmer. He also worked and retired from the former Bendix Plant in Elmira as a machinist. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is predeceased by his sons Michael and James, daughter Joan and brothers Roger, James, and Kenneth. Bernard is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Wanda Joan, at home, daughter Wanda (Donald) Foote of Lockwood, N.Y., son Bernard (Celeste) Berkley of Lockwood, N.Y., 12 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Family and friends may call on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Military honors will be accorded. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, N.Y., with the Rev. William Moorby officiating.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Williamsport Sun-Gazette - November 13, 2010

BEVILACQUA Joseph Bevilacqua
Age 87, formerly of Horseheads, died
Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL. Joseph was born in Elmira on January 21, 1923, a son of the late Anthony and Louise Bevilacqua. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his first wife Helen Bonsignore Bevilacqua, second wife Lucille Radford Bevilacqua, sister Grace Bennett; brothers-in-law, Paul, Bill, Don, and Mike. Joseph is survived by his son Anthony Bevilacqua; step-sons, Tom and John Radford; brother Peter (Lucy) Bevilacqua; sisters, Mary Ogershok, Ann Mann, Betty (Chuck) King, Susie Carozza; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Joseph was a World War II veteran. After retiring from NYSE&G he moved to Florida. While living in Horseheads he was a member of the Elmira Knights of Columbus and a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Joseph will be cremated in Florida. Family members and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 29, 2010

CANFIELD Clayton Jeremiah Canfield Jr.
88, of West Warren (RD 2, Rome, Pa.,) died on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. He was born on Oct. 2, 1922, in Bethlehem, Pa., a son of the late Clayton J. and Emily (Bowman) Canfield. "Bud" as he was affectionately known as by his family and friends, was a graduate of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa., and received his accounting degree from the Bethlehem Business College. He proudly served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant and received three Bronze Stars. Following an honorable discharge from the Army and on Nov. 1, 1947, Clayton married Eleanor Barnes Canfield. Together they were married 54 years, until she died on Sept. 9, 2001. Dedicated to his community, Bud was a Charter Member of the Warren Township Fire Company; a member of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ and the West Warren Congregational Church where he served as moderator, Sunday school teacher and superintendent, treasurer; a member of the Freemansburg American Legion Post No. 31. In addition he served as past board member of the Warren Township and Northeast Bradford School Board, where he established the Northeast Bradford Student Loan Association, Sage House, Bradford County Children & Youth Services and the Bradford County Child Sexual Abuse Task Force. For many years, Bud served as an accountant for Vestal Lumber Supply, Arthur Huntington Builders, Inc., and the West Warren BP. Clayton will be most remembered for his love and dedication to his family, his keen sense of humor and story telling as well as his service to church, community and country during his younger years. He enjoyed his years and counted his many blessings daily. His passions included baseball, hunting, house painting, card playing, blackberry picking and during his later years sitting on the front porch smoking his cigar. Bud is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Rev. Anne Canfield, Brian and Carol Canfield; his grandchildren, Clayton, Jonathan and Catherine Canfield, Amy (Mike) Johnson, Beth Canfield and Kay Canfield; great-grandchildren, Alex and Bailey Johnson; a sister, Onnalee (Lynn) Hillegas; sisters-in-law, Ontalee Barnes Wilson and Helen Canfield. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Clayton was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Eleanor; and a brother, Donald.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Bud's life at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6 at the West Warren Congregational Church with Pastor David Pitcher and his daughter-in-law, Rev. Anne Canfield, officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 2-4 and from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Northeast Bradford Student Loan Fund, c/o Jill O'Conner, RR 3, Box 3148, Rome, PA 18837 or the West Warren Congregational Church, c/o Janet Brown, RR2, Box 430, Rome, PA 18837 or the Northeast in loving memory of Clayton Jeremiah Canfield, Jr.

CARPENTER James Walter
Painted Post, N.Y. — James Walter Carpenter, age 94, of Delaware Avenue, Painted Post, passed peacefully Friday morning, October 29, 2010 at the VA Medical Center Hospice Care in Bath. Jim was born August 19, 1916 in Holley, New York, the son of the late Walter M. and the late Anna (Von Bishop) Carpenter.  On October 12, 1940, he married Elizabeth Catherine Williams in Corning.    They had four children, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Jim graduated from Painted Post High School in 1935 and attended Clarkson University.  While in high school, he played football and basketball and was the senior class president.  While at Clarkson he was freshman class president and played football.  He also played football for over ten years with the Corning All-High semi-professional football team.  Later, he continued his involvement in the sport as a New York State high school football official for over twenty years.  In 1986, he was inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame. Jim served in the U. S. Navy during World War II from 1944 - 1945.  Following the war, Jim returned to Ingersoll-Rand as a machinist and served in several local and district offices in the IUE union.  Later Jim was a supervisor and time-study engineer for I-R.   Additionally, he was an organizer and first treasurer of the I-R Employees Credit Union (now First Heritage).  He retired from the Rand in 1979 and recently received his seventy  year pin from the Ingersoll-Rand Service Association.   After his retirement, he worked as an election inspector for the town and village. Jim’s priorities were family and community.  Jim was a member of the First Congregational Church in Corning.  He was an active and retired member of the Painted Post Fire Department for 70+ years.   He served as a fire commissioner for a number of those years.   Jim was involved in the Boys Scouts and was a coach in the Painted Post Little League.  In 1999, Painted Post honored Jim as that year’s Distinguished Community Member. He was an avid golfer and belonged to a Bridge club for over 50 years. The Carpenters enjoyed 40 years of summers at Camp Arey on Keuka Lake.  He was a member of the Barrington Rifle Club.  Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman, instilling a love for his favorite sports in his children and grandchildren. Jim is survived by his wife of 70 years, Elizabeth Carpenter; four children:  Carol Ann (Douglas) Campbell of Keuka Lake and Venice, FL; James W. (Sharon) Carpenter, Jr.  of Bath, NY; Alan (Jean) Carpenter of Germantown, TN; Herb (Teri) Carpenter of Penn Yan, NY; seven grandchildren: Scott (Renee) Campbell and Mark Campbell of Charlotte, NC; Timothy Carpenter of Bath, NY; Jonathan (Oezzy) Carpenter of Berlin, Germany; Laura Carpenter of Germantown, TN; Elise Carpenter of Houston, TX; Katie Carpenter of Penn Yan, NY; two great grandchildren, Hailee Campbell of Charlotte, NC and Elias Carpenter of Berlin, Germany.  He was predeceased by three sisters: Ruth Hodgins, Lola Smith and AnnaMae Wetzel, and a great-grandson, Garrett Campbell. There will be no prior calling hours.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 6th at 11:00 am at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 171 Pulteney St. in Corning.  Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to the Painted Post Volunteer Fire Dept. or the Bath VA Medical Center Hospice Care and mailed to Bath VA Medical Center, Attn: Voluntary Service (135), Bath, NY 14810.   Arrangements are by the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. Corning. - Corning Leader, November 2, 2010

COCHI Henry J. Cochi, Sr.
87, of Stittville, died on Oct. 21, 2010 at Presbyterian Home for CNY, Inc. He was born on April 22, 1923 in Sayre, Pa., a son of August and Barbara Ciarvindini Cochi. Henry received his education in Sayre schools and served in the US Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He married Helene Banick in 1946, at St. Leos Catholic Church, Holland Patent. She died in 2006. Mr. Cochi was an electrician at Griffiss Air Force Base for 33 years. He was an member of St. Leos and St. Ann’s Church, Stittville Fire Department and VFW Upton Post 8259 in Stittville. An avid outdoorsman, Henry enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He was also an avid New York Yankees fan. Survivors include, his daughter Cindy Cochi of Stittville; son and daughter-in-law Henry J., Jr. and Debbie Cochi of Kirkland; grandchildren Matthew Cochi of Stittville and Nicole Capodiferro of Floyd; great-grandsons, Brandon Capodiferro and Andrew Thompson; stepgrandchildren, Louise and Kevin Bristoll; two sisters and brothers-in-law Nancy and John DeSisti of Waverly and Louise and Francis Alexander of Binghamton; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Cochi of Sayre, Jean Smith of Sayre, Pauline Munn of Liverpool, Patricia Harkness of Sayre and Rita Barrett of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Adele Abate and his brother, Arnold Cochi. Funeral services were held at St. Leos and St. Ann’s Church, Holland Patent. Memorials can be sent to the Stittville Fire Department and Upton VFW Post 8259. - Sayre Morning Times, October 27, 2010

CROSS Albert E. Cross, Sr.
84, died on Thursday, November 25, 2010 following a period of declining health. He is survived by his wife Doris (Ford) Cross; children: Albert Jr., (Joanne) Cross; Allyson (Joseph) Purdy; Earl (Josefa) Cross; Terry Cross; step-children: David (Caroline) Stewart, Kathleen Stewart, Robert Stewart, Diane (Richard) Valle; a brother Don (Lucy) Cross; his grandchildren: Kelly, Sarah, Daniel, Keith, Michael, Jason, Jessica, Connie, Terry, Angel, step grandchildren: Melissa, Benjamin, Keri, Justin, Ashley, Tyler, Chelyn, Adam and Curtis. His niece Monica; nephews David, Daniel and Michael. Albert was born on January 26, 1926 in Endicott a son of the late John and Alda (Segur) Cross. He was a veteran of the US Navy and proudly served his country during WWII. He was a member of the VFW Post 1371, Owego; enjoyed fishing, hunting and photography. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.  Abiding with his wishes, there will be no services at this time. Sutfin Funeral Home obituary.

DAVIS J. Bruce Davis, III
of Mahoning Township, Lehighton, PA, died December 21, 2010 at his residence. Born on September 20, 1921 in McCoysville, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Jesse Bruce Davis II and Gladys (Kunkle) Davis Schmitt. He was married to Dorothy M. (Wilson) Davis for 65 years. He graduated from Reedsville High School in 1939. During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps as a radio technician at various army bases in the United States. In 1953, following his military service, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Math and Science at Shippensburg State Teachers College (now University). He completed a Masters Degree in Education at Pennsylvania State University in 1959. He taught mathematics at Captain Jack High School in Mount Union, PA, physics and chemistry at Chief Logan High School in Yeagertown, PA, physics at Grove City College and ended his teaching career at Mansfield State College (now University) teaching physics and acoustics. While at Mansfield he was the driving force behind the establishment of the campus radio station, WNTE, and served as the station's first advisor. He retired from Mansfield in 1983 as Professor Emeritus. He was a member of the American Legion Post 314 in Lehighton and was of the Presbyterian faith. Surviving in addition to his widow is a daughter, Melissa, wife of Robert E. Fetterman of Lehighton and two grandsons, Joshua and Christopher, both of Pittsburgh. He was predeceased by a son, Jesse Bruce Davis, IV, "Jabe" in 1980. Services will be private at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette - December 24, 2010

DINCHER Louis J. Dincher
84, of Williamsport, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. Louis was born in Williamsport, the son of the late Joseph F. and Florence E. Gaus Dincher. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Annunciation Church. Louis was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 366 and was a World War II Navy Veteran serving as a quartermaster on the U.S.S. West Point. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Kaluza. Louis and Dorothy celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this past Sept. 10, 2010.  Louis is survived by his children, Larry J. (Connie) Dincher of this city; Becky A. Miller of Warren, Pa. and Donna M. Coulter of Orange Park, Fla. He is survived by three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Rev. Carl Dincher, S.J. of Jamshedpur, India, Richard R. Dincher of Williamsport; sisters, Barbara A. Shurer of Williamsport and Mary Jo Murray of Parrish, Fla. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. in Annunciation Church, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. The Rev. Shane Kirby will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Father Carl Dincher's missionary work at Maryland Province Jesuits, P.O. Box 64818, Baltimore, MD 21264. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 26, 2010

ELLINGTON Louis F "Louie"
Elmira — Louis F. “Louie” Ellington, 88, of Purdy Creek Road, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was a dairy farmer and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include sons Ed Ellington of Hornell, Jim Ellington of Hartsville; daughters Donna Accardi of Pitcher, Dianne Smith of Bath, Deborah Hollowell of Hornell. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 E. Main St., Canisteo. Services with military honors will be immediately following calling hours at 8 p.m. at the funeral home, the Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating. Burial will be in Hartsville Center Cemetery - Corning Leader, October 31, 2010.

ELSTON Jack Pike Elston
at his home in Dublin, Georgia, on October 25, 2010.  Jack was predeceased by his father, Roland Hollenbeck Elston and mother, Helen Olive (Pike) Elston, brother in law, John Forguson and son in law, Blaise Widmer.  Jack is survived by his sister Janice Forguson and his wife of 65 loving years, Jean Frances Elston and their five children; Michael (Connie) Elston, Jerry (Cheryl) Elston, Karen Widmer, Teresa (Jim) Ryder and Tom (Sue) Elston. Jack also has 19 grandchildren — Michele (Charlie) Lersche, Seneca (Shane) Mallar, Jada (Russ) Turner, Erin Elston, Craig (Kelly) Elston, Patrick Elston, Carey (JonPaul) Howey, Sarah (Kevin) Ryck, Paul (Bonnie) Slater, Matt (Amy) Widmer, Samantha (Anthony) Tomlinson, Mark Widmer, Abbey Widmer, Andrea (John) Harrison, Kyle Wilson, Lindsey (Rich) Thetga, Ryan (Nicole) Elston, Sumer (Phil) North, and Mike Elston.  He and Jean have also been blessed with an ever growing number of great-grandchildren — Derek, Olivia, Emma, Ethan, Sophie, Dustin, Collin, Bailey, Brynn, Madison, Reese, Luke, Brooke, Katelyn, Miles, Mackenzie, Tyson, Kylee, Christopher, Samantha, Harry, Archie, Taite, Molly and Jack Thomas — 23 and counting. Jack graduated from Waverly High School in 1940. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corp and served during World War II in the Army Air Corp. In 1945, Jack married Jean Frances Brown. Jack operated the family farm in Barton, N.Y., for many years. In 1965 Jack began as a rural letter carrier for the Waverly Post Office, retiring in 1981. In the early 80s, Jack and Jean retired to southern Florida, settling in a small golfing community where they made friends and wonderful memories for 20 years. Most recently, Jack and Jean moved to Dublin, Georgia, coming home to New York for regular visits. Jack lived life well, sharing life experiences with his family and friends. He was, above all, a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is greatly missed but his life and stories live on in all who know and love him. A memorial service will be held at the Barton Methodist Church on Saturday, November 6 at 1 p.m. Immediately following, the family will welcome friends at the Barton Community Club for tea and crumpets. In lieu of flowers, it would please and honor Jack’s memory for donations to be made to the Lori Brown Argenio Family Fund, Chemung Canal Bank, Waverly, NY 14892. - Sayre Morning Times, October 29, 2010

EVERSON Oliver David Everson
81, of 76 Route 34 Waverly, NY went home to be with the Lord early Saturday morning November 20, 2010 from his home following declining health. Oliver was born in Southport, NY on September 18, 1929 the son of the late Herman David Everson and Ruby May Welty Everson.  He grew up in the Saco, Ulster Twp., PA area and on May 15, 1949 he married the former Helen Wandell at the Riggs Church in East Smithfield, PA.  In early years, Oliver worked on the Hotchkiss Farm in Bath, NY.  He was employed by Tioga Mills and the Tioga Fuel Company now known as the Bishop Fuel Company, for many years as a fuel oil deliveryman and heating serviceman until declining health no longer permitted him to continue.  Oliver loved the Lord and was a devoted member of the North Waverly Chapel where he served as an elder, past president of the church board and usher.  He also cared for the church building and grounds for many years.  Oliver was a former Fire Chief of the Waverly Fire Department and was honored by the department for 50 years of service.  He served as a Supervisor for the Town of Barton for a number of years and was very active in the Waverly Fire Police. Oliver was a hard working man and was always willing to help others.  He enjoyed mowing lawns for his neighbors and working on his lawn tractors.  He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Surviving are his beloved wife of 61 years, Helen Wandell Everson at home; five children, including Christine Bond and her husband Scott of Fairport, NY, David Everson and his wife Joyce of South Waverly, PA, Paul Everson and his wife Julie of Barton, NY, Victoria Roe and her husband Stephen of Hallstead, PA, Kathy Grippin and her husband Burton of Winter Springs, FL; 20 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, John and Joetta Everson of Gastonia, NC; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Oliver was preceded in death by his Father, Herman David Everson on March 14, 1953, Mother, Ruby May Welty Everson on May 8, 1996, Brothers; Robert Johns who was killed in 1945 while serving in the US Army in Germany during World War II., Claude W. Johns on September 24, 2002, Lee E. Everson on August 8, 2007, Howard Everson in November of 1971, Harold Everson in November of 1991, Sister, Anne E. Spencer on April 30, 2008 and Brother-in-law, Edward C. Spencer on April 21, 2007. The funeral service will be held Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the North Waverly Chapel, Route 34, Waverly, N.Y. with the Rev. William Wells officiating. Interment will follow in the Barton Center Cemetery, Barton, NY. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Benevolent Fund of the North Waverly Chapel, 40 Route 34, Waverly, NY  14892 or to the Memorial Fund of the Waverly Volunteer Fire Company, 94 Donnelly Parkway, Waverly, NY 14892 in Oliver David Everson’s memory.  Service arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, PA.  Sayre Morning Times - November 23, 2010

FOSTER Theodore W. Foster
86, of Milton, died
early Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, 2010, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Ted was born March 1, 1924, in Troy, a son of the late John and Eva (Williams) Foster. He married the former Pearl Pepper June 25, 1958 and his death breaks a material union of 52 years. Ted was a graduate of the Troy Area High School, and was a veteran of World War II serving with the Army in the European Theater. Mr. Foster was a railroad conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad retiring after 35 years of service.  Ted was a member of the Grover United Church of Christ, the Troy American Legion and VFW Posts, was a member of the Pottsgrove Stamp Club, American Philatelic Society, the James Smithson Society and the Mountain Top Hunting Club.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Melanie Carns of Abingdon, Md., Gary (Margaret) Foster of Warsaw, Va., Glenn (Deborah) Foster of Mechanicsville, Va., Stephen (Earl) Foster of Danville, and Thomas (Leslie) Foster of Bellfonte. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Dawn Chaapel, two sisters Margaret Johnston and Beatrice Hurlburt and a brother Earl Foster.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at the Grover United Methodist Church of Christ, with the Rev. Willard Strunk officiating, assisted by the Rev. John H. Shaw III of the Mooresburg Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Local veterans will provide military services.  Funeral arrangements are by the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and 8th Streets, Lewisburg.  Towanda Daily Review - November 11, 2010

Painted Post, N.Y. — Peter Fratarcangelo, 87, died Nov. 11, 2010, following an extended illness. Peter was born on May 28, 1923 in Corning, NY.  He was the son of Anthony and Josephine Pofamigiano Fratarcangelo.  While growing up Peter was a Boy Scout and altar boy at St. Mary’s Church. He graduated from St. Mary’s Parochial School in 1938 and from Corning Free Academy in 1942.  Upon graduation from high school, he joined the United States Navy.  He was proud to serve his country during World War II until the end of the war in 1946.  He served aboard the PC-1178, the U.S.S. George E. Badger, a destroyer and the U.S.S. Refuge, a hospital ship.  He received the Bronze Star for a mission completed while aboard the Badger. After the war ended, Peter returned home to Corning and became a semi-professional football player for the Corning All High Team.  He also became a semi-professional boxer competing in matches all over the area and eventually coaching a young, high school boxing team in Corning in the 1980’s.  In 1993 he was inducted into the Corning Sports Hall of Fame for his contribution to boxing. On July 16, 1949 Peter married Helen Belletto in St. Thomas Church in Elkland, PA. Peter worked for New York State Electric and Gas Corporation for 35 years until his retirement in 1985.  He was a member of All Saints Parish attending St. Vincent’s Church.  He was a member of the American Legion, Marconi Lodge and a past member of the Elks Club. Peter loved spending time with his family and loved a good card game with his siblings.  He loved watching his grandchildren grow and attended as many of their events as possible.  He was an avid fan of the Nittany Lions and Joe Paterno.  He spent over 40 years attending all of the home games in State College, PA. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen, one son Peter (JoAnn) Fratarcangelo of Corning, two daughters, Vickie (Mark) Cook of Painted Post and Gloria Fratarcangelo of Corning.  Grandchilden: Sara,  (Alan) Hinchliff of Korea, Nicholas Fratarangelo of Charleston, SC,  Michael Cook of Alexandria, VA, Maria Cook of Lexington, KY, Joseph and Kaitlyn Cook of Painted Post; Emily and Kristina Tobey of Corning; step grandchildren:  Ryan (Megan) Ehrhart  of Corning and Justin Ehrhart of Corning;  great-grandchildren:  Sofia, Lilla and Cian Hinchliff, Elena and Jaxyn Ehrhart;  one brother-in-law John Megles. He was predeceased by one brother Dominic Fratarcangelo and three sisters, Caroline Keagle, Mary Bartone, and Rose Megles and daughter in law Valerie Fratarcangelo. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 3-6 PM. A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home, Monday, November 15, 2010 at 9:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10AM St. Vincent de Paul Church. Committal and full Military Rites will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.  The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Peter’s name to All Saint’s Academy, 158 State St., Corning, NY 14830. Corning Leader - November 13, 2010

Donald B. Frederick of Waverly, N.Y. died peacefully at his home on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. He was born on Aug. 21, 1920, in Lowell, Mass., the son of Richard and Helen Frederick. Don graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1939, where he excelled in music. He continued his education at Potsdam Teacher's College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education in 1943. Having enlisted in the Army Air Corps. during WW II, he also completed the academic requirements for the Army Air Force Aircrew that same year at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. Upon completion of his years of service in the Air Corps, Don married Jane Kellerman of Endicott, N.Y., with whom he shared 52 years of marriage until the time of her passing in 1998. Mr. Frederick attended Union College of Albany Law School where he received a Juris Doctorate degree in 1950. He was admitted to the bar in the states of New York and Pennsylvania. In 1958, he was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Don purchased the law practice of the Honorable Edward Eaton in 1952, and began his career of over 50 years as an attorney in the Village of Waverly. Always actively engaged in his community, Mr. Frederick served as the attorney for the Waverly School Board, and the Tioga General Hospital. He served as a past president of the Tioga Bar Association. He volunteered his time as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Guthrie Health System, as a member and past president of the Waverly Rotary Club, and served many years as the secretary for the Board of Trustees of the Waverly Free Library. Don was also a member of the Chemung Valley /Waverly Mason's Lodge 350, the Elks and the Moose. In spite of numerous civic duties, Don's main concern was for his family for whom he was always very grateful. He was fond of boating, skiing and playing the clarinet; an instrument that inspired his life long love of music. In more recent years he focused his attention on the pursuits of his grandchildren, and was a devoted attendee at all their musical, theatrical and sporting events whenever possible. In addition to his parents and wife Jane, Mr. Frederick is predeceased by his brother Richard Frederick II and his wife Dorothy, and his two sisters and their husbands, Harriet and Louis Amendt , and Eleanor and Bates Huffman. He is also predeceased by his brother-in- law, Howard Robison. Don is survived by his children: Donald Frederick Jr. of Waverly, and David (Wendy) Frederick of Charleston, S.C., Mary (Kenneth) Finlayson of Waverly, Susan Jane (Patrick) Merz of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Linda (Michael) Debach of Troy, Pa.; and one sister, Gertude Robison of Annapolis, Md. Also surviving are a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Annette and Carl Riechers of Endicott, N.Y. He is also survived by grandchildren Jane and Andrea Finlayson of New York City, Emily Merz of West Jordan, Utah, Chelsea, Natalie and Mallory Merz of Salt Lake City, Utah, Lindsay Debach of Troy, Pa., Michael Frederick Debach of New York City, Katie Debach of Mansfield, Pa., Geoffrey Debach of Troy, Pa.; and two great-grandsons, Nathan and James Brown of West Jordan, Utah. Friends and family are invited to a time of remembrance and celebration of Don's life at 11 a.m. on Jan. 22, 2011, at the Waverly Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Frederick's memory can be made to Stray Haven in Waverly, the Animal Care Sanctuary in East Smithfield, Pa., the Waverly Free Library, or the charity of one's choice.  Towanda Daily Review  - December 21, 2010

GOLDSMITH Robert L. Goldsmith Jr.
93, of 324 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., died
Friday evening, Nov. 5, 2010 at the Ashton Health Care Center in Athens, Pa., following declining health. Robert was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 24, 1917, a son of the late Robert L. Goldsmith Sr. and Elsie Ibach Goldsmith. He was a graduate of Drexel Hill High School and the Virginia Military Institute where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and science. He was subsequently employed by American Viscos in Marcus Hook and received his Masters degree in science and applied statistics at Villanova University. Robert served in the U.S. Army in Burma during World War II and upon completion of his military service returned to American Viscos. On May 2, 1942, Robert married the former Helen Ray MacFarland in the Crozerville Methodist Church in Aston Township, Pa. In February of 1958, he became employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda and remained with the company until his retirement in December of 1983. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda. Robert enjoyed reading and caring for his canine companion Shosho. He is survived by: his sons, Robert L. Goldsmith III and his wife Sue of Douglasville, Ga., J. Barry Goldsmith of Towanda; granddaughters, Kimberly Kobersmith and her husband David of Connecticut, Leslie Hammes and her husband Michael of Texas; step-brother, Rev. James M. Hindle and his wife Carol of Hendersonville, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Sayer, Samantha and Caven; brother-in-law, Ernest Redfield of Wilmington, Del.; sister-in-law, Helen Hindle of Bethesda, Md.; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Helen R. M. Goldsmith on Aug. 14, 1996; brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Gladys Goldsmith; step-brother, Brook Hindle; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Ruth MacFarland and sister-in-law, Grace Redfield. A requiem mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at at Christ Episcopal Church Chapel, Main Street, Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, Rector, as celebrant. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848, in Robert L. Goldsmith Jr.'s memory.  Daily Review - November 17, 2010

GRAY Dr. James G. Gray
Died of natural causes, surrounded by his family, at his home on December 22, 2010. A long time member of the Elmira medical community, Jim was born May 5, 1924 in New York City, the son of the late William Alexander and Mildred Holden Gray. He was raised in Pelham Manor in Westchester, NY and graduated from the Pelham High School. He attended Williams College and left to serve in World War II as a pharmacist mate aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga Aircraft Carrier. After the war, Jim graduated from Williams College and furthered his education at Cornell Medical School from which he also graduated. He did his internships and part of his seven year residency at New York Hospital Cornell in New York City. Jim then finished his residency at the Edward G. Meyer Memorial Hospital in Buffalo, NY. During his youth, in Pelham, he studied the piano with Francis Moore and had his piano by his side during internships, residency and beyond. He was an accomplished pianist and played every day. Jim was a member of the Rotary Club, Elmira City Club, Elmira Country Club and was vice president of the Choral and Symphony Society. He was an excellent golfer from his teen years on, a tennis player, sailor and card player; passing his knowledge down to his children and grandchildren. Jim was also a devoted gardener who loved spending hours in his plant room and his yard.  In 1953, he married Joan Fitzpatrick of New York City and was a loving and devoted husband. They were married for 57 years in September. Jim and Joan arrived in Elmira in 1957 to establish his practice and raise their children. Jim became the first physician to be staffed at both St. Joseph's and Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospitals. He eventually became Chief of Surgery at both hospitals. While at St. Joseph's he established the "Physicians Hospital Services", where physicians spent the night and covered the emergency cases. Jim also taught a class to the nurses at St. Joe's. When he developed cataracts he suspended his surgical practice and as result he established the "Arnot Medical Specialties" at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. His group became the first professional medical corporation in Elmira. He was also the physician for the Worker's Compensation Board until his retirement. Jim is survived by his wife Joan Maurisse Gray; daughter Maurisse Taylor Gray with husband Salim Valimahomed and children Zahra Gray Mehta with husband Anand Mehta, and Azim Valimahomed; son James Graham Gray Jr. with wife Mary-Beth Gray and children, Evan Gray, James Graham Gray III, Elizabeth Kelleher and Matthew Kelleher; daughter Bonnie Gray Lindquist with husband David Lindquist, and children, Brian Lindquist and Taryn Lindquist: daughter Cecelia Gray Dupont Basilotto with husband Jim Basilotto, and children Nicole Gray Dupont, Christie Joan Dupont and Gino Basilotto. Jim is also survived by his remaining brother John Thomas Gray with his wife Doris, of Mattapoisett, MA. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Military honors will take place after the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in his memory to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Special thanks go to Pam Bailey and Natalie Allen for the exceptional care and respect they showed to our father. Star Gazette - December 24, 2010

HAUFF Gordon "Bill" Hauff
Corning, N.Y. — Gordon “Bill” Hauff, 92, of Painted Post, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 in Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. He was born April 25, 1918 in Corning, NY. He was the son of the late Clyde V. and Laura J. Hauff. On June 26, 1943, he married Virginia M. Bell in Washington D.C. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Bill graduated from Painted Post High School in 1935 and Western Maryland College with a BA degree in 1941. He then entered the Army and served in World War II from 1941-1946. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Corp Military Police 713 MP Battalion of the 1st Army.  He participated with great honor in the D-Day Invasion in Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland. He also participated in several Central European campaigns including the Battle of the Bulge, and the emancipation of Holocaust victims. He received several meritorious awards for his service to his country. He was an independent insurance agent for many years and took great pride in serving others. He served as Town Assessor for the town of Erwin and was also a member of the Assessment Review Board of the Town of Erwin. He was a member and served on the Vestry of the Christ Episcopal Church in Corning, NY. He was also a member of the Corning Elks Club, Corning I.O.O.F., Veteran of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Bill was a devoted husband and father. He took great pride and delight in his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved being surrounded by his family, visiting with his friends, playing cards, telling jokes, bowling, traveling and serving others. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and everyone who knew him.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Virginia B. Hauff; three children: Nancy H. Boucher of Delmar, NY; John (Bonnie) William Hauff of Marlboro, MA; and Mary M. Marvin of Corning, NY; seven grandchildren: Ashley L. Ackerman of Woodlin Hills, CA; Laura E. Boucher and Mark A. Boucher of Delmar, NY; Meagan A. and Johanna E. Hauff of Marlboro, MA; Amanda M. Keegan of Corning, NY and Erin L. Keegan of Painted Post, NY,; his sister-in-law, Winona B. Flyzik of Dover, DE; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father and mother, Clyde V. Hauff and Laura J. Hauff, Painted Post, NY; his brother, Clyde V. Hauff, Jr.; his sister-in-law, Ruth B. Hauff; and his brother-in-law, Jack Buttner. A celebration of the life of Gordon W. “Bill” Hauff will be held, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 3PM at Christ Episcopal Church, 39 E. First St., Corning, NY. Burial will be held later at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY.  The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Bill’s name to a charity of your choice.  Corning Leader - November 12, 2010

HETTINGER Robert W. Hettinger
88, of 1900 B Ravine Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at his home. Bob was married to the former Geraldine M. Young. Bob was an Air Force veteran of World War II and a POW. He retired from the former Avco as a Quality Assurance Specialist. Born June 30, 1922, in Williamsport, he was the son of James A. and S. Elizabeth Blank Hettinger. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Rev. Daniel R. of Castlerock, Colo., and James T. of Woodstock, Ga. Bob was predeceased by a daughter, Bonnie Kay Hettinger. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Twin Hills Memorial Park with his son officiating. No visitation. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 28, 2010

HOUSEKNECHT Carl E. "Buddy" Houseknecht
age 83, of Laporte, Pa., died
on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at the Gate House after a brief illness. Buddy was born in Muncy, on Aug. 3, 1927, a son of the late Emerson "Mickey" and Dotha Mahaffey Houseknecht. He entered the US Navy right out of school and served in the Pacific on the USS Tarawa. He attended reunions with his shipmates about every ten years. Returning home he married the former Tillie Koslosky of Exeter on Nov. 23, 1950 they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They lived in Eagles Mere for six years and Buddy began working for PennDOT, and later moved their permanent home in Laporte. Buddy retired from PennDOT in 1986 after 35 years of service. He also worked at the former Black General Store in Laporte where he was a meat cutter. In early years, he coached Little League and was the first fire chief of the Laporte Fire Company and also drove their ambulance. He was also the caretaker for many years for the Mt. Ash Cemetery.  Buddy was a member of the Laporte United Methodist Church and a member of ASCME, NRA, Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa.,; A.J. Bird Memorial Post No. 384, Eagles Mere Laporte Lions Club, Laporte Fire Company and Ambulance Association and the Mt. Ash Cemetery Association. In retirement, he and Tillie traveled and were on many cruises. He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed the outdoors, and was a loyal regular at Blasi's Café. Surviving are: his spouse, Matilda T. Houseknecht at home; daughter, Sethany (Richard) Van Lehn, Urbana, Md.; brother-in-law, William (Dorothy) Koslosky Toms River, N.J.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. Helen Shultz and Mrs. Anita Moyer, both of Laporte. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at the Laporte United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laporte, Pa. Friends may call on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  Graveside Military Services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post NO. 996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa., at noon at the Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and request that Memorial Contributions be sent to the Laporte Fire and Ambulance, PO Box 31, Laporte, PA 18626 or the Gate House, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Daily Review on November 9, 2010

JENNINGS Charles H. Jennings
lifetime resident of Lodi, died in Albany on November 1, 2010. Calling hours and reception will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Lodi Historical Society Building. A funeral service will then be held at the Historical Society at 1:00pm, officiated by Pastor Derek VandeSlunt of the Interlaken Reformed Church. Prayers of committal with Military Honors will be held at West Lodi Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Lodi Historical Society, PO Box 279, Lodi, NY 14860 or to the Interlaken Reformed Church, PO Box 335, Interlaken, NY 14847, in Charles' memory. Charles was born in Lodi on October 1, 1923, a son of the late Charles L. and Helen (Bainbridge) Jennings. He attended the Lodi High School, and graduated from Ovid High School in 1942. He was drafted into the US Army in 1943, while attending Houghton College. He was a Sergeant with the 84th Infantry Division, and was severely wounded near the end of WWII. He was honored with a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his courage and valor. Following a lengthy recovery in England, he returned to Germany to work behind the lines before returning home and continuing his education at Houghton. After graduating from Houghton in 1948, Charles earned a law degree from Northwestern University in 1950, and opened his private practice in Lodi. Under the Rockefeller Administration, he was appointed Chief of the Bureau of Surplus Real Property in Albany under the Department of State in Albany and eventually Director of the Division of Land Utilization under the Office of General Services. He was married to Virginia Taylor in 1961, and for 20 years they maintained homes in Slingerlands, NY and Lodi. Upon his retirement from New York State, they returned full time to Lodi while Charles devoted his time to his private practice. He was one of the founders of the Lodi Historical Society in 1976 and served as its first president. He was also instrumental in the restoration of the former Lodi Methodist Church to what is now known as the Lodi Historical Society as well as the restoration of the 1852 E. & G. G. Hook Tracker Organ. While serving as Lodi town supervisor for several terms, among many accomplishments, he helped save the West Lodi Cemetery from neglect and financial distress. He had also been an active member of the Interlaken Reformed Church and a participant of the Farmerville-Union Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. Charles was a wealth of knowledge and a wonderful resource for the Lodi community, and his joyful presence will be greatly missed. Charles is survived by his wife of 49 years, Virginia "Ginny" Jennings of Albany, his daughter, Amy (Craig) Pemberton of Selkirk, a grandson, Joseph Craig Pemberton, a sister, Leona Rosbaugh of Lodi, a brother, George (Lois) Jennings of Lodi, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clayton.  Star-Gazette - November 3, 2010

LEE Kenneth B. Lee
Former Speaker of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, State Republican Leader, and Civic Leader Kenneth B. Lee of Eagles Mere, Pa., and 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, died at home on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 of melanoma after a brief illness. He was born on January 23, 1922 in Nauvoo, Pa., to Edward Lee and Evelyn Evans Lee. He attended elementary school in Wellsboro and Forksville and was a graduate of Elkland Township Vocational High School in Estella Class of 1940, Mansfield University Class of 1948 (varsity baseball and basketball), and Dickinson School of Law Class of 1950. He served as a B-24 pilot in World War II stationed in Italy and maintained close friendships with his crew members throughout his life. His World War II experience was highlighted recently in the book Defenders of Freedom, a publication of the Williamsport Sun Gazette. He is survived by his wife Marjorie Cole Lee of Meshoppen to whom he was married for over 66 years, five children: Susanne Lee, Scott Lee, Cole Lee (Suzanne Lee), Laura Lee (Peter Grina), and Kenneth E Lee; and eight grandchildren: Graham Archer, Lauren Archer, Matthew Lee, Linsey Lee, Elizabeth Lee, Kristof Grina, Kelsey Lee, and Katy Lee; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Fredrick Lee and Edward Lee and sisters, Reva McVannon, Ida Ramsey, Irma White, and Gertrude Reed. Following graduation from law school he established a law practice in Sullivan County and practiced there for 35 years. He was the elected district attorney of Sullivan County from 1953 to 1957. He was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1956 and served there for 18 years ultimately representing Sullivan, Wyoming, and Susquehanna counties. For 12 of those years he served in leadership capacities as Minority Leader, Majority Leader and as the Speaker of the House from 1967-68 and 1973-1974. In 1974, he ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor. During his legislative career he played a major role in the development of the modern Pennsylvania Legislature. He served on the Commission for Legislative Modernization and the 1968 Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, established the House Ethics Committee and new ethics restrictions, and inaugurated the nation's first Legislative Data Processing Center. He also served as a member of the Joint State Government Commission, the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, the Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation, and the Pennsylvania General State Authority. He was a member and vice-president of the State Public School Building Authority as well as the Highway and Bridge Authority and a member of the executive committee of the Republican State Committee.  Following his retirement from the House of Representatives he continued his practice of law in Sullivan County first with Leonard Simpson and subsequently with Kenneth Levitzky. He also continued to be engaged in state government activities including as a member of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission and PACE, the state prescription drug program, and as a delegate to a UN sponsored UNESCO conference in Kenya. During his retirement years he and Mrs. Lee wintered in Port St. Lucie, Fla. In addition to his service in Pennsylvania State Government, Mr. Lee was an active community leader. He served on the Boards of Trustees of Mansfield University, the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and the Muncy Valley Hospital. He was a Director of the First National Bank of Dushore and Director and Chairman of the Regional Board of the Northern Central Bank. He was an early developer of Ganoga Lake and a Founding Member of the Pennsylvania Bowhunters Festival, the Eagles Mere Conservancy, and the White Ash Land Association as well as a long standing member of the Kettle Creek Fish and Game Club and the Eagles Mere Country Club. He was a member of Fox Hills Country Club, Eagles Mere and Dushore Fire Departments, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, the Dushore Lions Club, the Colley Grange, the Dushore American Legion, and the Lopez VFW. He will be remembered by family and friends for his passion for politics and golf and for his love of country. A private grave side service will be held at the Eagles Mere Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at the Eagles Mere Country Club with special remembrances at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in his name to MUF-Mansfield Way Scholarship Fund, 6 Beecher Street, Mansfield, PA 16933; or to Setebaid Services, Inc., P.O. Box 196, Winfield, PA 17889-0196; for the support of camp programs for youth with Type 1 diabetes. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614.  Towanda Daily Review - December 24, 2010

MACICA Louis S. Macica
90, of Galeton, PA, died
Friday, November 5, 2010 at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Friends may call at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church, Galeton, on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 10:00 - 11:00am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton VFW. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.   Star-Gazette - November 7, 2010

Louis S. Macica, 90, of Galeton, PA, died
Friday, November 5, 2010 at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born June 28, 1920 in New York, he was a son of the late Steven and Theresa Macica. Louis was a Veteran having served in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant during WWII, serving under General Patton. On August 10, 1991, in Galeton, he married the former Shirley Falk, who survives.  Louis was a general diamatice (submarine builder) in Connecticut, retiring in 1966. He was a member of the Galeton VFW and the American Legion. Louis enjoyed fishing and gardening. Surviving besides his wife, Shirley Macica, are, two sons, Stephen Macica, Arizona and Russell Macica; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two step-sons, James (Sherry) Kohler, Corning, NY and Terry (Ella) Kohler, Staten Island, NY; three brothers, Joseph, Andrew, and Michael Macica; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at St. Bibiana’s Catholic Church, Galeton, on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 10:00-11:00am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Military Honors will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Internment will be made in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton VFW.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. Solomon's Words for the Wise - November 6, 2010

MAGLIOCCA Joseph Peter Magliocca
92, formerly of Pershing St. in Corning, died Sunday, December 19th, at Corning Hospital with his loving family by his side. Joseph was born October 26, 1918 in Corning, NY to Dominic and Rose (Brown) Magliocca. He married Hazel "Robbye" Higdon in 1947 and was preceded in death by her in 1997. He was a glass specialist for Corning Glass Works with over 50 years of service. He attended St. Mary's School and Corning Free Academy, both in Corning. Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to many. He was an avid sportsman as a fisherman, hunter, skier, bowler and golfer. He was a loyal Yankee fan. He loved gardening and wine making. Joe was very well known for playing the accordion, and entertained many playing with various bands in the Corning area, including The Joe Magliocca Band. He proudly served with the Army in the World War II Pacific Theater and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was affiliated with the American Legion, Marconi Lodge, and Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Dracz, Madeline Wells and Genevieve Clark; and by his brother, Louis Russo. He is survived by three daughters: Genevieve (Ken) Longwell, Mary (Raymond) Dimick, both of Corning and Lucretia (Richard) Woodie of Florida; two sons, Joseph (Sue) Magliocca of Hammondsport and Michael Magliocca of Corning; one brother, Henry (Theresa) Magliocca of Corning; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services followed at 6 p.m. Burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning. Memorials may be made in Joe's name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830 or to All Saints Academy.  Star Gazette - December 24, 2010

MARSHALL Lyndon Owen Marshall
Age 90, of Watkins Glen, died
on December 6, 2010. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday from 5-8 p.m.; a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Watkins Glen; Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon officiating. Burial at Seneca Union Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. He is survived by his loving wife Jayne Marshall, whom he would have celebrated his 68th anniversary with today; son, Robert E. (Susan) Marshall; sister, Agnes Holmes, of California and formerly Watkins Glen; grandchildren, Christie Coolican, Brian Coolican, Robert Marshall Jr., Leanne (John) Komnick, Matthew (Angela) Marshall, Jamie Lynn (Mike) Gabe; great-grandchildren, Addison Coolican, Molly Coolican, Josaiah Komnick, and Aubrey Gabe. He was predeceased by a sister, Lucille Marshall and recently predeceased by his daughter, Shari Felix. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen or charity of one's choice. Lyn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church with his wife since 1954. In 1942, Lyn enlisted in the US Army-Air Corp shortly after his marriage. He served in WWII as a Fighter Pilot with P40's and P51's, in the Asiatic Pacific and China-Burma-India Theaters. Later, Lyn served as plant manager for Watkins Salt and Cargill. He also served as a past President of the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce and past board member of Schuyler Hospital, and was a member of the VFW.   Star-Gazette - December 8, 2010

McNAMARA Robert D. McNamara
Age 97, died peacefully at the Skilled Nursing Facility at St. Joseph's Hospital with his family and SNF staff at his side, on Thursday, October 21, 2010. Bob was born on June 7, 1913 in Ithaca, NY, the son of Henry and Catherine (Walsh) McNamara. He is predeceased by his wife Agnes (Hughes) McNamara and son, Patrick J. McNamara. Bob is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Marie and Al Madigan of Campbell, NY.; son and daughter-in-law Robert M. and Theresa McNamara of Elmira, NY; daughter-in-law, Marilyn McNamara of Boynton Beach, Florida; grandchildren Keirin and Kathryn McNamara both of Syracuse: Michael McNamara of Manhattan; Thomas and Amy McNamara of Romansville, PA; Robert and Elizabeth McNamara of Winston-Salem, NC; Patrick and Vanessa McNamara of Syracuse, NY; Joseph McNamara of Philadelphia, PA; Mary McNamara of Boston, MA and Kristin McNamara of Elmira, NY; great-grandchildren Kayla, Grace, Elizabeth, Aidan and Ava; sister-in-law Betty Hughes of Waverly, friend, Frances Rodzai, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins and faithful family companion, "Mookie". Bob served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. For most of his adult life, he was the manager of the Grand Union Grocery Store in Waverly. Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Ancient Order of Hibernians, and American Legion in Waverly. He was a communicant of St. James Church, volunteering to set up for daily Mass during his retirement years. For the past 10 years Bob has lived with his family in Elmira and at the Skilled Nursing Facility at St. Joseph's Hospital where he received tender, loving care. He was always known as a gentle and kind man and wonderful role model. Friends are invited to call on the family Saturday morning October 23rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Saint James Church Blessed Trinity Parish Clark Street Waverly NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church at 10:00 a.m. Saturday October 23rd. Internment will follow in Saint James Cemetery. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Bob's memory may do so to St. James Church Window Replacement Project, Clark Street, Waverly, New York 14892. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 22, 2010

MUTCHLER Daniel M. Mutchler
85, of Nisbet, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at Sycamore Manor. Dan and his wife, the former Doris Edith Brownlee, celebrated their 60th anniversary on July 1. Dan retired in 1985 after 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served on a landing craft infantry ship at Norfolk, Va. He was a 1943 graduate of Jersey Shore High School, a member of Nisbet United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees over the years, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, the outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren. Born Aug. 24, 1925, in Jersey Shore, he was the son of Foster D. and Martha Lehman Mutchler. Surviving besides his wife, are a son, Robert D. (Becky) of Cogan Station; a daughter, Diane Mutchler Steppe of Nisbet; brothers, Lester of Danville and Richard (Kathy) of Jersey Shore; a sister, Lois Stryker of Williamsport; grandchildren, Kyle Mutchler, Erin Ulrich, Jeremy and Joel Steppe and great-grandchildren, Tyler Ulrich and Brea Mutchler. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Pastor Ann R. Runnels and the Rev. Dr. John F. Piper Jr., officiating. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the church, 155 W. Village Drive, Nisbet, PA 17702. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 26, 2010

PEASE Robert G. Pease
age 88, of Cayuta Street in Corning, NY died Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Founders Pavilion following a brief illness. Bob was born in Gloversville, NY on August 17, 1922, to Paul and Edna Mae (Carver) Pease. He married the woman of his dreams, Kathryn DiCerbo in 1943. He worked for GE in Schenectady as a machinist and draftsmen. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1944-1945. Bob earned his BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson in 1950. He joined Corning Glass Works in 1950 as a mechanical engineer. He was employed by Corning Incorporated for 33 years and retired in 1983 as a Plant Manager and Production Superintendent at the General Machine Shop. Bob was an avid golfer for 47 years at the Corning Country Club. He enjoyed reading and discussing politics and was a staunch Republican. In later years he enjoyed watching westerns, and being surrounded by his family in his living room or at the family cottage at Keuka Lake. Bob was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and great grand papa. The highlight of his retirement was following his grandchildren's sporting and dance events. Bob was a very positive person who was dedicated to God, family, and country. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Kathryn; two daughters, Kathleen (Wayne) Pooler of Amsterdam, NY and Paula (Jerry) Wozniak of Corning; two sons, Thomas (Carol) Pease of Corning and Gary (Patricia) Pease of Corning; grandchildren, Leigh Ann Gilson, Brian Lavoy, Kelly Green, Carly Pease, Kerry Pease, Brandon Pease, Jessica Pease, Katie, Annie, and Maddy Wozniak; great grandchildren, Jacob and Ethan Gilson and Sydney and Owen Green; several nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his brother and sisters. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, November 30th from 1- 3 and 6 - 8 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 1st at 9:30 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Avenue in Corning, celebrated by Father Patrick Connor. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. Memorials may be directed in Bob's name to the Salvation Army Citadel, 32 East Denison Parkway, Corning, NY 14830 or to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 945 County Route 64, Elmira, NY 14903-9701. Star-Gazette - November 27 to November 29, 2010

PICARD Charles H. Picard
87, of Williamsport, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. Born June 9, 1923, in Riverside, R.I., he was a son of the late Joseph and Delia Gladue Picard. He graduated from East Providence High School in R.I. Charles was a Marines veteran of World War II and was one of a five star family. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for over 30 years, and a member of the Civil Air Patrol in R.I. for over 50 years. He is survived by his partner in life, Sandra E. Woodcock of Williamsport; three children, Charles "Chick" Picard Jr. of Kennett Square, Cheryl Anne Erb of Calif., Larry Flynn of N.C.; a stepson, Scott A. Woodcock of Ga.; a brother, Richard Picard of Mass.; a sister, Delia Bettencourt of R.I.; five grandsons; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; and one great-granddaughter. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 28, 2010

PHILLIPS Velma Wibirt
Velma Wibirt of Davidsonville, MD died Dec. 1, 2010 peacefully in her home after a lengthy illness. She was born on July 6, 1925 in Bradford County, PA. She served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold Wibirt of Elmira. Survived by two sons and a daughter, Rocky and Sharon Wibirt, David and Jan Wibirt, Linda Wibirt Frank; brother, Richard and Merl Phillips; 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Private memorial and burial. To honor Velma, contributions to Hospice of your choice.  Star Gazette - December 6, 2010

ROWLAND Durverd L. “DL”
Savona — Durverd L. “DL” Rowland age 92, of Center Street in Savona, NY died Friday, October 15, 2010 at the Bath Veterans Administration. DL was born in Corning, NY on February 25, 1918.  He was the son of Leo and Edith (Gurnsey) Rowland.  He graduated from Northside High School in 1936 and served in the Army from 1938 to 1945.  During this time, DL was married to Agnes King in 1942 and was her adoring husband until her death in 2007. During WWII, DL served his country proudly.  He was part of the Big Red One and had received a Bronze Star for his commitment to the success of landing at the beaches of Normandy.  He never felt as if he was a hero, but his service to his country is a testament of his heroism. "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." Christopher Reeves He also had served in the Honor Guard for the Army in New York City at the World Fair. After the war, he returned to the area and went back to work at Ingersol Rand until 1972. He was Shop 6 foreman, 2nd shift, until his hearing loss ended his career.  He lived in the same house in Savona until his death that his wife had purchased while he was over seas. He had been employed by Ingersoll Rand Company as a shop foreman until his retirement. DL was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors. He was known for his perfect tomatoes. He gardened up until his last remaining days at home. Durverd Rowland is survived by his daughter, Marla (William) Snyder of Oakfield, NY; three sons, Lynn (Regina) Rowland of Osceola, PA; James Rowland of Greensburg, KY, and Warren (Barbara) Rowland of Elk Grove Village, IL; sister, Jean Potter of Fort Payne, AL; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  DL was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Raymond Rowland. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 21st at 4:00 at the Savona Federated Church.  Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery.  Corning Leader - November 17, 2010

SAMMONS Richard D. Sammons
84, formerly of Montoursville and Sayre, Pa., died
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Valley View Nursing  Center. He was born December 2, 1925 in Weatherly, Pa., a son of George and Bessie Snyder Sammons. Richard was a graduate of Sayre High School, Harper College, and was employed in the financial and real estate fields. He was a Navy veteran of WW II having served in the Pacific Theater. Richard was a member of the Skiff Bower VFW Post 1536, Sayre and was an avid poker player. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by a sister, Ruth and a brother, William. He is survived by three daughters, Laura J. Sammons, Lynne M. Gallagher and Lisa A. Reese; a long-time friend, Susan Hewitt; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. - Sayre Morning Times, October 22, 2010

SANTURO Phillip D. Sandor
86, of Wyalusing RR 1, died
on Tuesday evening, Dec. 7, 2010.  He was born on May 23, 1924, in Pittston, Pa., a son of the late Antonio and Raphaela (Ercole) Santuro. Mr. Sandor is a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II. On Dec. 25, 1955, he married the former Charlotte M. Merrill in Stevens Township. The Sandors' would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Christmas day. Prior to his retirement he retired a foreman for PennDOT, giving 33 years of service. He was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534.  Phil enjoyed his antique business - Sandor Antiques. He also enjoyed time spent hunting. Surviving are: his wife, Charlotte M. Sandor, at home; two sons, Mark and Patrick Sandor; five brothers, John Sandor, Michael Sandor, Joseph Sandor, Patrick Sandor, and George Sandor; three sisters, Genevieve MacNamara, Mary Urban, and Rita Tremper; a special niece, Midge; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later time at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. Towanda Daily Review - December 9, 2010

SHULTZ Joseph A. Shultz,
94, of 528 Ruben Kehrer Road, Muncy, died on Oct. 31, 2010, at the Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit. He was born Jan. 9, 1916, in Eyers Grove, the son of August and Jennie Christopher Shultz. Joseph retired from the Local #5220 Plumbers & Steamfitter. He was a World War II Army veteran, a life member of the Montoursville Lions Club, and a Melvin Jones Recipient. Predeceasing him was his wife, the former Thelma E. Johnson, who died on Jan. 13, 1997, and brothers and sisters. Surviving him are two daughters, Shirley (Nevin) Anspach of Turbotville and Mary Sue (Jack) Bartlett of Muncy; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. There will be a visitation on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, November 2, 2010

SNYDER Philip F. Snyder
Philip F. Snyder, age 89, of Laporte, Pa., died
peacefully in his home on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. Philip was born in Mifflinburg, Pa., on Sept 5, 1921, a son of the late Charles M. & Flora Mae Fessenden Snyder. He graduated from Mifflinburg High School class of 1939. He was a PFC in the U.S. Army, (1943 – 1946) serving in the 97th Division, 386 Regular Infantry in the European Theater Operation in France, Germany and Czechoslovakia, and occupation duty in Japan. He received the following medals: American Campaign, Good Conduct, European Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, World War II Victory, Combat Infantryman's Badge, and the Bronze Star. He received both his BS in 1951 and a MA in Industrial Arts in 1955 from Colorado State University. He taught in the public school of Windsor, Colo., and the Sullivan County School District for 30 years. He was a member of the Laporte Borough Council for 37 years and is a charter member of the Sullivan County Planning Commission. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Welding Society, Free and Accepted Masons No. 370 and the Laporte United Methodist Church. He was married to Jean Clair Sidler of Danville on Oct. 26, 1946 and they were happily married for 58 years. He is survived by a daughter, Barbara S. Freeland and her husband Gary of Mesa, Ariz.; two sons, Eric S. Snyder and wife Susan of Virginia Beach, Va., Kurt M. Snyder and wife Erica of Roann, Ind.; and six grandchildren: Meghan, Mark, Laura, Stephen, Avery Lynn and Asia Rae. Philip was predeceased by a grandson, Jonathan Snyder in 1996, his wife Jean in 2005, his brother, Charles M. Snyder Jr. of Mifflinburg, Pa., and two sisters, Margaret Stevens of Mifflinburg and Mary Davies of El Paso, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec., 11, 2010 at the Laporte United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the family plot in Mifflinburg. The family will provide the flowers and request that donations be made to the Laporte United Methodist Church Organ Fund, Laporte, PA 18626, or the Laporte Fire Company, P.O. Box 31, Laporte, PA 18626. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614. Towanda Daily Review - December 6, 2010

STUGRIN John Stugrin
97, formerly of Catawissa, a resident of Dushore and Laporte since 2004, died Thursday, Oct. 21, in The Highlands Care Center, Laporte. John was born Sunday, Oct. 12, 1913 in New York, N.Y., a son of the late Samuel and Theresa Boback Stugrin. John attended a one room school in the Numidia area. During World War II, he served with the US Army Infantry in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater on the Aleutian Islands. Following his military service, John worked as a presser at the former Emenee Shirt Factory, Catawissa, for 35 years retiring in 1978. As a long time member of St. Columba Catholic Parish, John was an usher and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of the Catawissa VFW. Preceding John in death was his wife of 56 years: Mary Martinchek Stugrin on Nov. 3, 2004. Also preceding him were siblings: Effie Verhousky, Mary Sitarick, Andrew Stugrin, Nick Stugrin, Mildred Stugrin, Anna Mudrick and Joseph Stugrin. Survivors include two daughters: Carol A. Roinick and husband, Joseph, of Laporte and Ann Marie Lessig of Richmond Va.; two sons: John A. Stugrin and wife, Mimi, of Trout Run, Pa., and Thomas A. Stugrin of Denver, Pa.; two grandsons: Jason Roinick and Mark Roinick and three great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 25 in St. Columba Catholic Church, Third & Iron Streets, Bloomsburg with Rev. Bert Kozen, Immaculate Conception Parish of Bastress, Pa., presiding. Burial will follow in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. Friends will be received Sunday at the Allen Funeral Home, 745 Market at Eighth Street, Bloomsburg from 6 to 8 p.m., where a Vigil service will be held at 6 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to White Haven Food Pantry c/o Jack Facenda 1028Foster Ave., White Haven, PA 18661. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 24, 2010

TORMEY Dale L. Tormey
86, formerly of Ulysses and Westfield, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. Burial, with military rites, will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, Pa. 16948. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses.   Wellsboro Gazette - December 20, 2010

Dale L. TORMEY, 86, formerly of Ulysses and Westfield, PA, died Sunday, December 19, 2010, in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born July 31, 1924, in Williamsport, PA, he was the son of John and Sarah Decker Tormey.  He was a 1941 graduate of Lewisville Vocational School in Ulysses. A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army in the European Theatre and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action.  He was employed by New York Natural Gas and Dominion in Sabinsville, PA, Ralston-Purina in Arcade, NY, and Parker Hannifin in Clyde, NY, retiring in 1989. He was a member of American Legion Potter Post #192 in Coudersport.  He was an avid hunter and golf was a lifelong challenge.  Surviving are: two sons, James H. (Phyllis) Tormey of Lyons, NY and Randolph (Helen) Tormey of West Chester, OH; a daughter, Linda (Roland) Parker of Eldersburg, MD; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by two sons, Dale Tormey, Jr. and Douglas S. Tormey; and a brother, John Tormey, Jr.  Burial, with military rites, will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Solomon's Words for the Wise - December 19, 2010

TRAVIS Floyd K. Travis Jr.
Age 91, of Elmira, NY, died
on Friday, November 26, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born on October 1, 1919 in Lowman, NY to the late Floyd and Leona (Robbins) Travis Sr. Floyd was predeceased by his wife, Deborah (Shipp) Travis and sister and brother-in-law, Duella and John McHenry. He is survived by his children, Dianne T. (William) Berggren, Doreen K. (Gene) Lawrence and Kenneth J. (Suzanne) Travis; grandchildren, Marie (Jon) Monroe, Sonja (David) Kunath, Melissa Travis, Kristine Lawrence, Tiffany (Stephen) Davis and Anndrea (Joel) Bill; great-grandchildren, Cortney, Cody, Mya Lyn, Shelby, Ian, Finn, Randy, Hayden and Addison; brothers, Richard and Arthur Travis; sisters, Sally Deweis, Doris Campbell and Norma Travis; along with several nieces and nephews. Floyd was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII and he retired from Thatcher Glass after many years of service. He was a longtime member of the Christian Missionary Alliance and also did janitorial work around the church. Floyd was a good neighbor and a hard working man and he loved his family very much. It was Floyd's wish that no services be held. Memorial donations can be made to the Chemung County SPCA or the Southern Tier Food Bank in Floyd's memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star-Gazette - November 27, 2010

TRIMBLE John L. Trimble
Age 83, of Hudson, FL, formerly of Lewisburg, TN, Decatur, AL, and Chemung County, NY died
Nov. 8, 2010. He retired from BOCES in 1989. Born in Williamsport to John and Violet Trimble. Reared by Ben and Gertrude Willits of Jersey Shore. Veteran of WWII and Korean War. Classroom Teacher in regular and special education for 30 years. Survived by son, David Trimble, Lawrenceville, PA. Funeral arrangements through Barber Funeral Home. There will be no visitation, flowers or services. It was Mr. Trimble's request that the following people be recognized for their friendship and understanding through the years: Mrs. Linda Stundtner, Mrs. Frances Simone, Tom and Carol Tabor, Mrs. Ina Walton and daughter Thelma, Dick Smith, Mrs. Doris Alcock and all of his students.  Star Gazette - November 14, 2010

Van ETTEN Elwyn "Bim" Robert
Elwyn (Bim) Robert Van Etten 85, gently entered into eternal rest after a long and courageous battle against multiple life threatening illnesses surrounded by his loving family on November 6,  2010 in Houston, TX.  Born April 13, 1925 to Clyde Abram Van Etten and Ellen Reynalds Van Etten in Corning, NY.  Most recently of Big Flats, NY.   Predeceased by his cherished wife of 65 years, Virginia (Jini) Conant Van Etten, son John Robert Van Etten and his parents. Survived by his devoted son Peter and wife Charleen (Charley)Van Etten; Granddaughter, Nicole Rawlins; Grandson, Brian Rawlins and Great grandson Drake Rawlins of Houston, TX.  Also survived by sister-in-law Ms. Lois Van Etten, Penn Valley, CA; nephew Stephen (Sabrina) Van Etten, Grass Valley,CA; niece Laura (David) Collins, Grass Valley,CA.  Bim was born in Corning and graduated from what was then Northside High School.  He joined the U.S. Navy and saw action in both World War II and Korea.  He graduated from Syracuse University and also spent time at Dartmouth and Harvard.  After starting a career with Corning Glass Works, now Corning Inc., he settled in Big Flats. Bim was always heavily involved in community activities- including Little League, Small Fry football, Boy Scouts, the town Parks Commission, as well as a longtime member of the American Legion, Corning Elks and Big Flats Lions Club.  After 20 plus years as a member of the Big Flats Lions, in 2010, he was the recipient of the Lions Club International Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for dedicated humanitarian services.  Bim was Big Flats town historian since 1993 and was honored in 2009 with (registered historian) status by the Association of Public Historians of New York State.  He was also recognized and recipient of the Citizen of the Year award by the Town of Big Flats in 1996. Bim volunteered over 10,000 hours at Steele Memorial Library in Elmira and was awarded the Booker Prize in 2004 for his volunteer service in the Genealogical department. A memorial service will be held on December 4th, 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats at 95 Main St. Big Flats, NY.  Reception luncheon immediately following at the Crystal House, Fisherville Road, Big Flats.  Remembrances go to Corning NY Meals on Wheels and the Big Flats Historical Society.  Remembrances in Houston go to the Houston Food Bank 3811 East Tex Freeway 77026.  Internment – Hope Cemetery, Corning, New York.   Submitted by Peter Van Etten.

WHEELER Ora "Jay" Wheeler
of Hector N.Y., died
peacefully on Monday November 8, 2010 at Seneca View Nursing Home in Montour Falls, N.Y. Born on February 10, 1921 in Reynoldsville, N.Y., Jay graduated from Randolph High School in 1940. He worked for the Ford-Mercury dealership in Wellsville, N.Y. as a mechanic until 1941. Jay joined the Army in late 1941 as a member of the "Blue Devils" 88th infantry group from the Corning-Jamestown area. Their tour of duty included Italy, Sicily, and Northern Africa, spending much of their time in mountainous terrain. Jay was discharged from the Army in November 1945. Jay played both trumpet and saxophone in the "Blue Devils" band, and enjoyed "Big Band" music all of his life. Jay retired in 1983 from Carpenter's Union Local 603 after thirty-five years of service. Most of those years were spent at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and both downtown Ithaca and Elmira, working for Streeter Associates of Elmira N.Y. They specialized in commercial construction, and Jay was a superintendent on many of these projects. Jay, and his wife Phyllis, decided to move to Hector from Jacksonville, N.Y. in 1974. Jay and Phyllis established their retirement home on "THE HILL", along with "Jay's Garage". "Jay's Garage" was a meeting place for many of his friends, where he always found time to discuss carpentry work, or just any problem that someone might have with a building project. He was a "Jay of all Trades", and everyone was always asking for his advice. Jay spent many hours in his garage with his dogs (he loved his dogs), making furniture, cabinetry, and other items. People admired how he could make "something that would last a lifetime". Until Jay's death, he was surrounded by the homes of some of his children and grandchildren. Of course, Jay played a huge hand in helping build their homes! Jay really was the "Man of the Hill". Jay was a member of Carpenter's Union Local 603 and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed bowling at the Tri-County Lanes with his friends. One of his favorite pastimes was boating on Cayuga Lake, and spending weekends at Taughannock Falls State Park with his family on his boat at the marina. Jay and Phyllis Marie Dawson were married on Veteran's Day in Interlaken, N.Y. in 1946. Phyllis stayed by his side until June 2009 when his Alzheimer's Disease placed him in Seneca View Nursing Home in Montour Falls, N.Y. Upon his arrival at Seneca View, Jay made many friends. As you walked down the hallway, you could see Jay in his wheelchair "wheeling around" and hollering, "Hey Babe! Hey Babe!". Jay kept the place hopping! The Seneca View staff loved him very much, and he loved them. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Phyllis, his children, Cynthia (Tom) Lilly of Ithaca, Charles (Barbara) Wheeler and Susan (Charles Hendry) Wheeler, all of Valois; grandchildren, Andrew Lilly, Chuck Haviland, Shelby Hagar, Chad Haviland, Joshua and Olivia Wheeler, 12 great grandchildren, and a special nephew, Roger (Rita) Swartwood. A Celebration of Jay's life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Odessa American Legion Post #676, 2532 Steam Mill Road. The family will then receive friends at a reception at the American Legion until 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Seneca View Patient Activities Fund, 220 Steuben Street, Montour Falls, 14865.

YOUNG Dr. Jerome (Jake) K. Young
87, died Dec. 22, 2010. He was the husband of Doris E. Hanger Young. He was born in 1923 in Towanda, Pa., to Kenneth E. Young and Adeline Packard Young. He graduated from Towanda High School in 1941, where although small in stature, he was the quarterback of the 1939 and 1940 football teams losing only one game in two years. Enlisting in the Army Air Corp, he met his future wife, Doris. He served as a B-24 pilot with the 8th Air Force flying missions over Europe. After returning home he and Doris were married. He graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1949 and started an optometry practice in Canton, Pa. He also had a branch office in Blossberg, and later in Troy, Pa. Dr. Young served as president and secretary of his Optometric Society and was voted Optometrist of the Year for Pennsylvania in 1974. He served as vice-president and director of the First National Bank of Canton for many years. He was also president of Rotary and president of the Canton Rod & Gun Club where he was instrumental in the building of the Ervin E Machmer Trout Hatchery and the purchase of the club grounds on Lake Hill. He was a Master Mason and belonged to the Elks, Lions, and Moose clubs. As an avid fisherman and hunter, he was a member of the South Mountain Hunting Club for over 60 years. After retiring from optometry in 1983, he and Doris traveled around the United States in their motor home finding Naples, Fla. where they permanently moved in 1987. Living at Foxfire Country Club, Dr. Jake served as president of the Men's Golf Club and Chairman of the Greens Committee when the nine holes were built. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Doris; daughter Terry A Beeson of Naples, Fla.; son Jerome K. Young of Canton, Pa.; daughter Julie E. Young of Honolulu, Hawaii; granddaughters Holly E. Beeson and Lainie Kitzmiller; grandson Zack Young; and great-grandson Jake Kitzmiller. Also surviving are sisters Olive Williams, Patricia Goodwin; brother-in-law Richard Goodwin; sister-in-law Marilyn Young and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother William Young and sister Gwen Brecher. A memorial service will be held on at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, at Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home, Naples, Fla., (239) 597-3101.  Towanda Daily Review - December 24, 2010

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