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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 here, 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 . 


ALLEN Milton C. "Bud"
Age 82, of Endicott, died
peacefully Sunday evening, June 8, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his parents, Milton P. and Alice (Legacy) Allen; three sisters, AnnaMae Brookman, Geraldine Berger and Pauline Palmer. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Jane (Backman) Allen, Endicott; three daughters and their husbands, Deborah and Captain John D. Larnerd Jr., US Navy, Newport News, VA, Paula and Kevin Wilbur, Endwell, Carol and Gerald Vanderlinde, Johnson City; two sons and their wives, Milton R. "Bud" and Karen Allen, Endicott, John and Lisa Allen, Endwell; 14 grandchildren, Ens. David III and Tina Larnerd, Shannon and Ricky Lutz; Leah Allen, Christopher Allen; Erica Smith Lane, Amanda Smith, Justin Wilbur, and Luke Wilbur; Kathryn Allen and Sarah Allen; Ashley DiLuzio, Michelle DiLuzio, Jessica DiLuzio, and Mark Vanderlinde; two great-grandchildren, Ricky Lutz III "Trey" and Isabel Lutz; a sister, Dorothy Allen, Vestal; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a former employee of the Endicott-Johnson Corporation in Johnson City and a retired employee of Endicott Forging. He was a Veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict, serving in the US Navy. Due to his being in the service, Bud was awarded an honorary diploma from Johnson City High School. Bud loved the Lord and he shared his faith. His many hobbies included fishing, stone polishing, making jewelry, woodworking, restoring furniture, cooking, baking and gardening. Memorial services will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott, Saturday, July 5, 2008, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Daniel R. Eddings, Pastor of Community Church of the Nazarene, and Rev. Douglas A. Clark, Pastor of Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, will officiate. Entombment will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park at a later date. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 2 p.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to Community Church of the Nazarene, 1385 Union Center-Maine Hwy., Endicott, NY 13760; Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott, NY 13760; or Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850, in Milton C. "Bud" Allen's memory. Arrangements are by the J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc., 150 Main St., Johnson City, NY.

BARNOSKI John V. "Barney"
Age 89, of Elmira, died on Sunday, May 4, 2008. He is survived by his loving daughters, Maria (Bill) Bitler, Croyden, NH, Dee (Tony) Fusare, Elmira, Rose (Mike) Sullivan, Elmira; grandchildren, Lara, Kristen and Justin Bitler, Ari, Brittany, Trevor and Elyse Fusare, and Michael B. Sullivan; great-grandchildren, Madison, Delaney, Emily, Alex, Zachary and Taylor; sister, Elsie; sister-in-law, Jean; many nieces, nephews and cousins. John was pre-deceased by his wife of 62 years, Nellie in 2004; parents, Cajetan and Sophia. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barney's memory may be made to The Holy Family School System or Southern Tier Hospice (envelopes available at the funeral home). John was proud to be a full blooded Lithuanian, loved to dance, play cards, tinkering, reading for education, star gazing, and a big Yankees fan. He was a Communicant of St. Casimir's Church, member of the Elmira Heights Legion, and Nocturnal Adoration Society, Veteran US Army / Air Force, WWII, and also retired from the A&P Plant, Horseheads. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Wednesday, May 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. A prayer service there Thursday, May 8, at 9 a.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Burial will follow in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY, with Military Honors.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/6/2008.

BARNOSKI John V. "Barney" The Final Tribute for John V. Barnoski
On Thursday, May 8th, our beloved Pop was sent off to be with his Lord. John's Funeral Mass was filled with the songs he chose, sung by Cantor Jack Keefe, played by organist Frances McLaren, and was held at his church of over 50 years, St. Casimir's, with the Reverend Jeremiah Moniyhan presiding. Accepting the honor of carrying John were nephews, Dr. John Barnoski, Gerald Hnat, Joseph Majikas in accord with grandsons, Michael B. Sullivan, Trevor Fusare and Justin Bitler. The pall was placed on John by his daughters, Dee Fusare and Rose Sullivan. The family crucifix was adorned by daughter, Maria Bitler. The readings were offered by granddaughters, Lara Bitler and Brittany Fusare, the General Intercessions were offered by granddaughter, Kristen Lavanway. Reverend Moniyhan gave the Homily, which befitted our father so well. Granddaughters, Ariana and Elyse Fusare presented the Gifts to the Altar. Nephews, Michael and Dennis Majikas served as Eucharistic Ministers. The Communion Reflection song, "The Old Man", which described John perfectly, was sung by Cantor Jack Keefe. Dennis Majikas penned and delivered the most beautiful eulogy, in John's memory. The funeral procession continued to Bath National Cemetery. Through the Avenue of Flags, our father passed. His loving wife and our dear mother, Nellie H. Barnoski, awaited his arrival. In the distance, the flag was placed at half mast, honoring Staff Sergeant John V. Barnoski for his service to our country in WWII, which took him to Sicily, Rome and Africa. The Honor Guard stood at attention next to John, while Father John Wydeven, Chaplain of the Bath Veterans Hospital, offered revered words of faith. The Chemung County Military Honor Squad stood at attention in the distance and provided the final salute to "our soldier". Bagpiper, Air Force Veteran, son-in-law, Michael R. Sullivan, played "Amazing Grace" for our dear Pop, dressed in full regalia. The American Flag and the shell casings were presented to daughter, Maria Bitler, with words of deep gratitude from the U.S. Military. The flag that adorned our father will be placed in an honor box, hand hewn by son-in-law, William J. Bitler, along with the shell casings. Wife and our mother, Nellie, was reinterred during John's military ceremony, carrying with her the soil of the Mazeika family plot in Shenandoah Heights, PA. Our beloved parents now lay at rest together. Our deepest gratitude to those whom assisted John through his journey, Bishop Matthew Clark, whom bestowed the Last Rites on John (thank you to son-in-law, Tony Fusare for arranging Bishop Clark's visit to the family home), Dr. George Harris, Dr. Goran Broketa, the "lovely ladies" on 2 Green Guthrie Clinic. Southern Tier Hospice Nurses, Christine Eckert, RN and Cindy King, LPN, whom so lovingly cared for John, thank you for sharing "Wednesdays with Barney" with us. To Nancy Auer, LPN, whom also gave of herself in such loving care to our Barney. Special friend, John Chaborek and the all the guys from the A&P Lunch Bunch, we love you all. For all those whom traveled far and wide, through the snow, to be with Barney at his "Celebrate Life" party in December, we admire you. His blood levels were the best they ever were immediately following the party. Thank you to Mrs. Nancy Auer for giving Pop his last waltz to his favorite son, "Spanish Eyes". Thank you to neighbors, Steve Bellamy and Jerry Sawyer for watching over our Pop when we couldn't be with him, he had the deepest admiration for you both. To Joe and MaryAnne Rogan, thank you for taking Pop to Mass every Sunday. Thank you to the St. Casimir/St. Charles Ladies Auxiliary for providing our family with the beautiful luncheon. To Don Kalec Jr., Regina Kalec, family friends for over 40 years, and their staff at the Kalec Funeral Home, our deepest appreciation. As Pop said, "going to any other funeral home would be sacrilegious". To everyone that sent prayers, good thoughts, flowers and food to us, you helped us all get through this bittersweet time. No words could ever convey the love, respect and gratitude we have for our father, John V. Barnoski. He taught us to smile at everyone you meet, wish them and their families well, to have deep respect for the fellow human race, to fill our hearts with faith/song/laughter and how to be a gentleman to the end. His mantra was learn everything you possibly can throughout your journeys, as no one can ever take that away from you. Sveikas, Pop, we will miss you dearly.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/11/2008.

BARRETT - John E. Barrett, age 85, of Ocala, Fla., died on June 3, 2008, at Legacy House in Ocala. Mr. Barrett moved from Towanda, Pa. to Ocala in 1985. He was a member of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, and the Elks. Mr. Barrett enjoyed golfing — he made his first hole-in-one at age 84. He was a member of the Last Man's Club of Towanda — WWII and is an Army Air Corp veteran of WWII. Mr. Barrett was a retired maintenance worker in the manufacturing business. He is survived by: his daughter, Connie (Les) Rowe of Ocala, Fla.; four brothers, Charles (Kay) of Endicott, N.Y., Edward (Bernice) of Towanda, Pa., Thomas (Roberta) of Towanda, Pa., A. Joseph (Jean) of Fox Fire Village, N.C.; and a sister, Ann (Howard) Kerr of Wysox, Pa. Mr. Barrett is predeceased by: his wife, Mary; one brother, Robert; two sisters, Margaret Hand and Teresa McDonald. Funeral mass will be held at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, in Ocala. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474. - Towanda Daily Review, 5 June 2008

BENJAMIN Warren Ovid -  In Loving Memory Of…Corning, NY, Warren Ovid Benjamin, 83 years, of 9 Park Lane of Big Flats, NY, died Monday, May 26, 2008, at Founders Pavilion. He was born September 14, 1924 in Whitehall, NY, the son of the late Charles and Naomi Beckwith Benjamin. He was a graduate of Whitehall High School and the University of Illinois. He was a Veteran of the United States Army during WWII, serving with the Army Communications Division in the American and Asiatic Pacific Theaters. Warren and Martha Lisiewski were married March 10, 1973 in Harrodsburg, KY. He was employed with General Electric Company, Warren, PA, before joining Corning Inc. (1950) as an Electrical Engineer in the B & C Factory in Corning, retiring in 1991 and he had received his 50 year pin in 2003. Warren was a member of All Saints Parish and Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Prior to failing health he was a very active member and cantor of All Saints Parish Resurrection Choir. He also had served as Project Chairman of the Renovation of St. Mary's Church in Corning. He was a life member of the Big Flats American Legion. Surviving his wife of 35 years, Martha Lisiewski Benjamin; sons, Jay (Barbara Heldke) Benjamin of Rochester, NY and Matthew (Judy) Benjamin of Grand Prairie, TX; stepson, Bill Cezinski of Middletown, PA; and stepdaughter, Elaine (Todd) Jeffreys of Danville, PA. Also seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister, Pat (Les) Gordon of Whitehall, NY; brother, Stanley Benjamin of Whitehall, NY; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Chuck Benjamin. There will be a Memorial Mass Friday, May 30, 2008, 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY followed by Committal Prayers, Full Military Rites and Entombment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Warren's name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830, or the charity of one's choice. The Benjamin family would like to express their appreciation to the 2nd floor staff at Founders Pavilion for their Professional Services and TLC given to Warren during his illness.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/28/2008.

BLISS - Wells E. ‘Pete’ Bliss, husband of the late Gertrude K Bliss, aged 87, died at 10:39 PM on May 5, 2008 at the William Child's Hospice House in Palm Bay, Florida. He was born in Leroy, NY to Laura Heaman Bliss and Earl Bliss and was stepson to Louise Kirchner Bliss. A resident of Melbourne, Florida for 30 years and originally from Corning, NY, he served as a lieutenant in the US Navy during WWII and was an engineer by trade enjoying a 33 year career with Corning Glass Works. An avid golfer who proudly shot his age (76) at Harbor City Golf Course in 1997. He is survived by his son, David Bliss of Pleasanton, CA, a sister, Lauris Kingdon of Caledonia, NY, stepson Raymond Barber of Lowman, NY, stepdaughter Jolene Barber of Durham, NC and stepson Roger Barber of Auburn, NY, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in LeRoy and Corning. He was preceded in death by a son, Well E. “Pete” Bliss Jr of Elmira, NY and his wife Gertrude K. Bliss. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his many loyal friends. Donations may be made to the William Child's Hospice House 381 Mediplex Parkway Palm Bay, FL 32905. - Corning Leader, 12 May 2008

BOWMAN - John Victor “Vic” Bowman, 81, of Hickory, NC, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at his residence. Mr. Bowman was born July 15, 1926 in Kennett Square, PA, son of the late Wilson Thompson and Vira Beatrice Richards Bowman. He retired in 1987 from Corning, Inc. where he had served as the corporate risk manager for thirty three years. Mr. Bowman was a graduate of Drexel University, a member of First Presbyterian Church in Hickory, a member of Corning-Painted Post, NY Lodge #0168, F & AM and past president of the Catawba Valley Golden Kiwanis. He also served as treasurer on the CVCC Foundation Board. He served his country with the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War as a Gunners Mate 2nd class. Mr. Bowman is survived by his wife, Betty DeBorde Bowman; daughters, Karen Bowman Windate of Salisbury and Leslie Bowman Lemons and husband, Dave of Plano, TX; four grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Bradford and Bertha Bowman of Kennett Square, PA; sister-in-law, Frances DeBorde of Jacksonville, FL; and four nephews. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church in Hickory, with the Rev. Dr. Wallace Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Palliative Care Center & Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658, First Presbyterian Church, 237 2nd Street NW, Hickory, NC 28601 or to CVCC Endowment Fund, 2550 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC, 28602.Condolences may be sent to the Bowman family at www.drumfuneralhome.com. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 940 29th Ave. NE, Hickory, NC 28601 (828-267-5740). - Corning Leader, 22 May 2008

BRIERTON - Mr. Paul Brierton, age 75, of Wyalusing, died on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Paul was born on December 24, 1932, in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of the late Mervin and Norma Brierton. After high school he went to work with his grandfather in the Bricklayers Union Local No. 45. He met and married his wife of 40 years, the former Margaret Stanley Brierton, of Newark, N.J., on Sept. 28, 1968. They moved to the Wyalusing area in 1978. He retired from the Bricklayers Union in 1995. Surviving: is his spouse, Margaret at home, John Brierton of Clark, N.J.; daughters and sons-in-law: Maureen (Augustine) Paone of Woodbridge, N.J,, Patricia Beahm (John Gonczi) of Woodbridge, N.J. and Kathleen (Steve) Wilson, Netcong, N.J. He was also survived by eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private. - Towanda Daily Review, 4 June 2008

BRUBAKER - Glenn G. Brubaker of Rt. 287, Morris, died Friday, April 26, 2008 after a battle with cancer. He was born June 14, 1916 in Lawn, to Phares R. and Lizzie L. Graybill Brubaker. He is preceded in death by two wives, Pauline G. and Frances M. "Bunnie" Brubaker, and a brother, Jay G. Brubaker. Surviving him are his brother, John G. Brubaker of Palmyra; four step-daughters; and many nieces and nephews. Glenn was a World War II veteran, a car dealer for 49 years, and a mail contractor for 24 years. He was the 3rd Commander and a life time member of the Campbelltown American Legion; a life member of the VFW; the American Legion; past president and life member of the Lebanon County Fireman's Association; past president and life member of the Lawn Fire Company; member of the BPOE Elks #1057 in Jersey Shore, where he also served as chaplain for 10 years; member of the Jersey Shore Moose; past president of the Lebanon County Auto Dealer's Association; and a member of AAA since 1942. The list of organizations he belonged to was endless. He attended the Oregon Hill Grace Chapel, Oregon Hill. Relatives and friends were invited to a viewing on Wednesday, April 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Rothermel Funeral Home, Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra, followed by his funeral service with his nephew, Rev. Michael Brubaker officiating. Burial was made in the Spring Creek Cemetery, Hershey. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. A memorial service for Glenn will also be held at a later date at the Oregon Hill Grace Chapel. - Mansfield Gazette, 30 April 2008

BUTTS Robert Fabian
Elmira, NY, died in St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY on May 26, 2008 at age 88 of cancer. Rob was predeceased in 1984 by his first wife, Jane Roberts-Butts. He is survived by his wife, Laurel Lee Davies-Butts. Rob graduated from Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn. Rob was an Air Force Veteran of WWII, an Instrument Specialist repairing airplanes in the Pacific Islands during the war. Rob is an accomplished artist and writer, and he is the co-writer of the 9 Seth Books with his first wife, Jane Roberts. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Ontario, NY. Arrangements by Murphy Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/31/2008.

CESARIO John P.
Age 88, of Rock Stream, NY, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. There are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 14, at the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church, Old Lake Road, Rock Stream, with Rev. Lucinda O´Leary officiating. Burial will be on Long Island at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church, Old Lake Road, Rock Stream, 14878. John was born September 9, 1919 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Dominic and Maria Carroza Cesario. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On November 24, 1945 in Brooklyn, he married the former Dorothea A. George. He worked for over 25 years as a bus driver for the NY City Transit Authority, retiring in 1975. He has lived locally since his retirement, wintering in Florida for many years. Mr. Cesario attended the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church and was a member of Dundee American Legion Bradley-Jessop Post #660, and the Dundee V.F.W. Goodrich-Smith Post #8649. John loved life, and everyone he met; he had a passion for living life to the fullest, enjoying food, family, friends and wine; he will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothea A. "Doris" Cesario at home; a daughter, Maria Cesario and her husband, John Snodgrass of San Diego, CA, Ron Lower of Ithaca, who he loved as a son; a granddaughter, Jessica M. Parvin of San Ramon, CA; two sisters, Nancy Cesario and Yolanda (Thomas) Creighton; and a nephew, Frank (Sharon) Cesario, all of Brooklyn, NY; and a niece, Nancy D'Ambrosia of Staten Island, NY. He was predeceased by a son, James Cesario in May 1963; two sisters and two brothers. Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/13/2008.

CHANOUX - Theodore Chanoux, 90, of Troy, Pa., died on Monday, June 9, 2008, at the Troy Community Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Margaret M. (Dlouhy) Chanoux who died on Feb. 22, 2008. The couple married on July 10, 1943, and had 64 wonderful years together. A private family memorial service to honor Ted's life will be held at a later date. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Ted was born on July 3, 1917 in Pont Bozet, Italy, and was the son of the late Serafino and Vittoria (Pitet) Chanoux. He was a graduate of New York University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ted then joined the U.S. Navy and oversaw repairs in the Navy shipyards during World War II. He worked as a mechanical engineer for the rest of his career. Ted was the engineer who designed and built the wrist sized air pressure gauge worn by John Glenn in February 1962 when he orbited the earth in "Friendship 7." In 1975 he opened his own consulting firm of Chanoux Associates, where he designed interments for Power Industries until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, former chairman of its Fairfield County section, and was a former member of the Connecticut Council of Industrial Management Club. Ted was also a member and former president of the Towanda Area Senior Center, HOPS Ambulance, and the First United Methodist Church of Troy, Pa. In his free time Ted was an avid beekeeper, and loved to race lighting sailboats with his son David when they lived in Connecticut. He also loved to rebuild cars. His passion was driving and repairing old VW bugs. Ted and Margaret also built their own home in LeRaysville, Pa. Ted is survived by his son David (Anita) Chanoux of Lexington, Mass., his daughter Claudia Richards of Troy, Pa., his grandchildren: Kate, Val, Becky, Tim, Kelly, Glen, and Laura, his great grandson Ryan, his sister Letitia Bishop of Largo, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.  Contributions may be made in Ted's memory to the Bradford County Humane Society, U.S. Highway 220, Ulster, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, 12 June 2008

CHASE Robert L.
Of Blossom Lane, Painted Post, NY, died Monday, June 30, 2008, in the Absolute Care At Three Rivers, Painted Post, NY. Bob was born in Corning, the son of Fay and Pearl Mathews Chase. He was a sheet metal fabricator for Corning Glass Works, and Gleason Works in Rochester. Bob married Alice Crozier in Jan. of 1942 in Corning. Alice died in November of 2007. Bob joined the Navy in 1942, and served during WWII. From 1946 until 1974 he was a reservist, retiring in Sept. of 1974. He was a member of the Post 524 Corning V.F.W., the Corning American Legion, and the fleet reserve. Bob enjoyed dancing, hunting and fishing. He and Alice, his dancing partner, were known throughout the area for their gliding across the dance floor, and the fun they had square dancing. Bob is survived by his daughter, Carol Chase of Painted Post; and a son, David (Barbara) Chase of Elmira Heights; and grandchildren, Robin and Stacey; as well as great-grandchildren, Kayla, Ashleigh, and Samantha; and several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Alice; and great-granddaughter, Kaela. Friends may call Saturday, July 5, from 9 - 11 a.m., at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, NY. A memorial service will be conducted immediately after calling hours. Friends are asked to send donations in Bob's name to a charity of one's choice, or the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/4/2008.

CHRYSLER Herbert M. II
58, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at the V-A Medical Center in Bath, NY. He was born on September 22, 1949, the son of Herbert Sr. and Susie Mae (Keener) Chrysler. Herbert is survived by his son, Herbert Chrysler III; his brother and sister-in-law, John and Charmaine Chrysler, Owego, NY; his sister, Alicia Spicer, Florida; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and his sister, Sharon Murch. Herbert was a Vietnam Veteran, serving with the United States Navy. A special thank you is extended to Barbara Rogers, who gave so much care over the years, also Mary Galvin and the staff at the V-A Hospital in Bath, NY. A Graveside Ceremony of Full Military Honors will be held at Tioga Cemetery, Rte. 17c West, Owego, NY on Saturday, June 7, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. accorded by VFW Post 1371, Owego, and the Military Forces Honor Guard. Arrangements are with Richards Funeral Home, Owego.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/5/2008 - 6/6/2008.

COLLIER - Tom Hadley Collier of Lakewood, N.J., died on Monday, May 26, 2008 at Kimball Medical Center. He was born Dec. 1, 1925 in Harrisonburg, Va. He spent his youth in York, Pa., where he met his wife of 63 years, Eleanor Cathleen Marteny. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After being honorably discharged, he attended York Junior College and subsequently graduated from the University of Maryland in 1950. Following graduation he worked for the U.S. Naval Department in Washington D.C. In 1953, he joined the McDonald, Ohio, YMCA as executive director. Over his 33-year career with the YMCA, he held numerous executive positions, including directorships in Youngstown, Ohio; Canton, N.C.; Ridgewood, N.J.; and Westport, Conn. Tom was a member of the YMCA from the age of nine and continued to be actively involved after retirement as treasurer of the McBurney Morris Chapter of the North American Fellowship of YMCA Retirees. Tom is survived by: his loving wife, Eleanor; his three sons, Jeffrey and his wife JoEllen of Hudson, Ohio; Douglas and his wife Joanne of Medford, N.J., and Dr. Kevin and his wife Dr. Michele Brucker of Monmouth Beach, N.J.; and his daughter, Lorie O’Malley of Concord, Mass. He has seven grandchildren: Natalie, Molly, Melissa, Jaclyn, Brittany, Zachary and Kimberly. Tom is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth McVey, and his brother, Willard, both of York, Pa. Tom Hadley Collier will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, doting grandfather and true American patriot with a deep faith in God. His priorities were family, church and the YMCA. He was a kind, generous and compassionate man who touched the lives of many. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by those whose lives he touched. Visitation hours were held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Middletown United Methodist Church at 924 Middletown-Lincroft Rd., Middletown, N.J., on Thursday, May 29. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 30 at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Middletown. - Sayre Morning Times, 29 May 2008

DARCY - Robert J. Darcy, age 91, of Buckwheat Hollow Road, Lawrenceville, PA, died May 31, 2008 at Broad Acres. Robert was born November 27, 1916 near New York City, was a technician and of the Roman Catholic faith. Robert was in the Civilian Conservation Corps in western U.S. and then the U.S. Army serving during WorldWar II.  There are no surviving family members. Robert lived at the Bath VA Hospital for several years, then resided at Corwin Country Haven in Lawrenceville for ten years. At the request of the deceased, there will be no services. Burial in Bath VA Cemetery, Bath, NY. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1883 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro.

DRISCOLL - Francis X. Driscoll, 99, formerly of Williamsport, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, in Bennington, Vermont. He was born November 11, 1908, in Philadelphia, the son of Michael and Adelaide Keenan Driscoll. Francis was an U.S Marine veteran. He was in the Marine Seabees, during the WWII in the Pacific Theater.   He was the husband of the late former Katharine W. Collins and his first wife, the late Ethelmary Boone. Francis was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. He was  a graduate of Saint Joseph University in Philadelphia. Francis retired in 1973 from Penn Mutual Life in Philadelphia; earlier, he had worked for Armour Packing Company. He is survived by a son, Jerry of Bondville, VT; nine grandchildren, Kathleen (Dan) Lord, Julia (Joe) Bjorn, Robert (Stella) Driscoll, Ginger (Bruce) Swan,Sharon (John) Kneip, Christine (John) Tidd, Nancy (Christopher) Meckel, Jesse (Theresa) Libensperger, Barbara Libensperger; sixteen great grandchildren, Mary (Tim) Weston, Jesse Lord, Kyle (Sarah) Bjorn, Laura Bjorn, Jessica (Fabien) Dixon, David Driscoll, Rebecca Driscoll, Stephanie Kneip, Kaitlin Kneip,Brandon Kneip, Allison Tidd, Megan Meckel, Ryan Meckel, Kylie Meckel, Evan Libensperger and Owen Libensperger; two great-great-grandchildren, Emma Ramert, Zara Dixon and another due in June. Francis was predeceased by his first wife Ethelmary, his second wife Katharine a daughter Linda Libensperger, a sister, Bernice and a daughter-in-law Sue Driscoll. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport. A visitation will be Friday evening from 7 until 9 at the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd,. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 14 May 2008

EDDINGER - Robert L. Eddinger, 83, of Williamsport, died Friday, May 16, 2008, at home. He was born to the late Delores Eddinger on June 24, 1924, in Williamsport. After serving in the Merchant Marines during World War II, he married the former Patricia Ann Hoyt Eaker, of Muncy, on June 21, 1948. She predeceased him on May 31, 1986, after 38 years of marriage. He is survived by his daughter, Melanie Eddinger Norton and her husband, Wylie, of Estella, Sullivan County; a son, Peter Eddinger and his wife, Janice, of Daufuskie Island, South Carolina; and a sister, Betty Whitten and her husband, Ward, of Florida. Bob will be especially missed by his dearest companion, Emily Biichle. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, at Clark Chapel on the Lycoming College Campus, Williamsport. Burial arrangements will be held privately by the family. For those wishing to express their sympathies, donations may be made in Bob’s name to either the Masonic Lodge #299 Building Fund, 95 First Ave., Muncy, PA 17756 or the Lycoming College Library, c/o Office of College Advancement, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 17 May 2008

FORESMAN - Mildred M. Hammer, 90, of Hepburn St., died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 in Rose View Center. She was born February 17, 1918 in Williamsport, the daughter of George M. and Anna G. Barnes Foresman. Mildred was the wife of the late W. Lester Hammer. She was a member of the Church of the Savior, Lutheran. Mildred is survived by a son, Donovan D. (Jean) Taylor of Williamsport, a daughter Debra E. (John) Hughes of Rhode Island; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Mildred’s Life Celebration service 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2008 at the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd “A Life Celebration Home,” 500 W. Fourth St., with Rev. David Byerly officiating. A visitation will be from 10 until 11. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Church of the Savior, Lutheran 522 Grier St., Williamsport, PA 17701 - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 16 May 2008

FREDO - Albert D. Fredo, 88, of South Williamsport, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Manor Care South. Al had worked at the Ross Club, was a Navy veteran of WW II and loved gardening and golfing. Born Sept. 28, 1919 in Morris Run, he was the son of Frederick and Kathryn Petoski Fredo. Surviving are a brother, William C.; and a sister Eleanor B. Mahonski, both of Williamsport and a niece and five nephews.Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 West Central Ave., South Williamsport with the Rev. Michael J. Zipay officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. No visitation. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Knight-Confer Funeral Home. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 9 May 2008

GLYNN Vincent J.
Age 84 of Elmira, NY. He was born February 27, 1924 in Mildred, PA, son of the late William and Sarah (Franklin) Glynn and died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his brothers, Daniel, William, Gerald and Theodore; sisters, Gertrude and Marie. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Antoinette (Cafolla); children and their spouses, Patricia and Kenneth Koski of Elmira, William and Cynthia Glynn of Eldersburg, MD, Sandy and Phillip Hancock of Pine City, with whom he recently resided and were his care givers, James Glynn of Elmira and Sarah Jane Redder of Elmira; along with 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Vince retired from the Elmira Police Department after 31 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the Army Air Corps. He was a gunner in a B24 from New Guinea to the Philippines (the longest mission flown during WWII) and was a member of the Elmira PBA and the American Legion, Post 154, Elmira Heights. Due to the declining health of his wife, Antoinette, all services will be held privately. Interment, with Military Honors, will be in Bath National Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date, to be announced. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

GLYNN Vincent J.
Age 84, of Elmira, NY. He was born February 27, 1924 in Mildred, PA, son of the late William and Sarah (Franklin) Glynn, and died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his brothers, Daniel, William, Gerald and Theodore; sisters, Gertrude and Marie. His loving wife of 62 years, Antoinette (Cafolla) died Saturday, May 10, 2008. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Patricia and Kenneth Koski of Elmira, William and Cynthia Glynn of Eldersburg, MD, Sandy and Phillip Hancock of Pine City, with whom he recently resided and were his caregivers, James Glynn of Elmira, and Sarah Jane Redder of Elmira; along with 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Vince retired from the Elmira Police Department after 31 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the Army Air Corps. He was a gunner in a B24 from New Guinea to the Philippines (the longest mission flown during WWII) and was a member of the Elmira PBA, the American Legion Post 154, Elmira Heights, and was a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment, with Military Honors will be in Bath National Cemetery with his wife, Antoinette. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date, to be announced. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/9/2008 - 5/10/2008.

GRAVES Donald R.
Donald R. Graves, 82, of Big Flats, NY, received the Grace of the Lord on Monday, May 19, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was born in Newark Valley, NY on July 13, 1925, the son of the late Fred and Anna Graves. He was predeceased by his wife, Christine in 2007; three brothers, Bernard, Robert and Virgil; one brother-in-law, Harold Milliken; three sisters-in-law, Eunetta, Thelma and Ollie Graves. He is survived by one son, Milton Graves, FL; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Dennis Baron, Cortland, Carol Ann and Reginald Wills, Texas; three grandchildren, Jeffery M. Graves, Diana Graves-Beere, Amanda C. Funk; three great-grandchildren, Samantha, Brianna and Natalie; also several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayland E. Graves; two sisters, Olive Layton and Onalea Walter; several nieces, nephews and loved ones, including Linda Rice Graves, Armando Gutierrez Jr. Donald was a veteran of WWII, serving with the Marines. He was active in the American Legion, Skinner Ernest Post, Big Flats, NY, serving as past Commander. From hunting or fishing, or even bowling, Donald lived life to the fullest. A skilled handyman, Donald was gifted with the ability to repair or complete anything he set his mind to. Above all, he loved his wife and cherished his three wonderful children. Funeral Services will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Rt. 17c West, Owego, NY, on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Gary Smith, pastor of Tioga Center Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Nichols Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at Richards Funeral Home on Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Donations in Donald's name may be made to the International Pemphigoid Foundation, 1540 River Park Drive, Suite 208, Sacramento, CA 95815.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/21/2008 - 5/22/2008.

GULLIVER - William “Fred” Gulliver, age 84 of Williamsport, died on Saturday, May 3, 2008, at the Manor Care North. Fred, along with his father, were the owners and operators of Gulliver’s Fabric Shop on Court Street. He then was drafted to serve his country in the Army Air Force during WWII. He was trained as an airplane mechanic at Coral Gables, Fla., and then he served in Britain and was in the Battle of the Bulge, where he suffered injuries and returned home in 1946. He was a life member of the American Legion #7863 and #1. Fred received a BA in Business Administration and became a schoolteacher at the Southern Tioga School District where he retired in 1979. He was also a Mason and a member of the New Covenant United Church of Christ. He is predeceased by his stepson Joe Gatsche and recently his brother-in-law, Toivo Aho. Fred will be sadly missed by his wife, Mildred “June” (nee Long). He is also survived by his sister, Mary Ellen Aho of Williamsport, a daughter, Carol Renee, and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to Fred’s “Life Celebration” on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the James C. Maneval Life Celebration Home, 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. His service will begin at 11 a.m. and interment will follow at the Wildwood Cemetery. Donations can be made in his memory to the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701 - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 6 May 2008

HADLOCK - You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, tho' we cannot see you, you're always at our side. ...
John A. Hadlock Jr., 81, of RR 3, Rome, Pa., died peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday evening, June 5, 2008. John was born on May 27, 1927, in Athens, Pa., a son of the late John A. and Ethel May (Goodale) Hadlock. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he proudly served his country as a 101st Airborne Ranger under the direction of Gen. Maxwell Taylor. John was a true American hero and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. John was an employee for the Town of Barton and also owned and operated his own scrap yard. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and being surrounded by his loving family. John is survived by his wife, Janice (Roof) Hadlock; his sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Maria Hadlock of Athens, John and Deb Hadlock of Barton, N.Y., Mike Hadlock of Barton, N.Y., Jonathan and Darcy Hadlock of Towanda, Pa., and Jamie Hadlock and Kenya Henning of Swiftwater, Pa.; his daughters and sons-in-law, Jacquie and Bob Putnum of Adison, N.Y., Sue and Ed Rice of Barton, Robin and Cliff Wood of Barton, Lynn and Kevin O'Niel of Bunswick, Ga., and Holly Springestead of Whitedeer, Pa.; his brothers, Donald Hadlock of Sayre, Pa., William Hadlock of Owego, N.Y., Harry Hadlock of Conroe, Texas, and Art Hadlock of Athens; sisters, Lillian Cron, Dorothy Forman and Mary Funk, all of Athens; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. John was predeceased by his parents, John A. and Ethel Hadlock; an infant brother, Georgie; and his first wife, Mildred. Funeral services and a celebration of John's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 9, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with Pastor Wesley Nichols officiating. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m. on Monday. Memories and condolences for John's family may also be shared by visiting our Web site at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Interment with full military honors at the Bath National Cemetery will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Caregivers Support Group at the Nichols United Methodist Church, c/o Office for the Aging, 9 Sheldon Guiles Blvd., Owego, N.Y. 13827 or the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301; attn: Gift Processing in loving memory of John A. Hadlock Jr. - Towanda Daily Review, 7 June 2008

HAMILTON - Francis F. Hamilton, 92 of Painted Post, NY, died Saturday, May 31, 2008 in the Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. Born in Painted Post, N.Y., he was the son of the late Archibald and Ines (Champlin) Hamilton.  Francis attended area schools and was a graduate of Painted Post High School. In 1942, Francis married his dream girl, Inez Ross, in Miami Fla. Inez died in May of 2006. Francis was a sgt. In the Army Air Corps in W.W.II. He was employed at the old Corning Fibre box, and retired from Corning Packaging. Francis was a member of the Addison Fish & Game, their skeet club, was a gardener, he made musical instruments, violins. He kept bees, and made maple syrup for many years. He was an avid fisherman, and at one time held the record for the largest muskie caught in Lamoka Lake. He loved being with family, especially his grand and great grandchildren. He loved playing golf, and loved cats, especially his buddy “Jeff”. Francis always held true to the motto, “Anything for the quiet life”. Francis is survived by one son: Gary (Suzanne) Hamilton of Painted Post, NY, grandsons, Martin (Jocelyn) Hamilton, Andrew (Kristina) Hamilton, and Cristofer (Jennifer) Hamilton. Granddaughter Katherine (Paul) Antone. Great Grandchildren, Julia, Isabelle, Lilly, Maxwell, Harper, Whitney, and Cole. Sister, Dorothy Hargrave of Painted Post. He was predeceased by his parents, wife, Inez, ,and sister Ella VanNess. Services for Francis will be held at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC., with calling hours on Friday June 6 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. A Celebration of Francis’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. immediately after calling hours. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post. - Corning Leader, 4 June 2008

HENSLEY - Claude V. Hensley Sr., 84, of Mattoon Road, Prattsburgh, died Monday, May 5, 2008 at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital. He was employed with Emitt Smith in Avon and at Firestone in Rochester. He also served in the United States Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Helen Hensley; children, Barbara Jean Turgeon, Roger Hensley, Harvey Hensley Sr., Tom Hensley, Shawn Hensley. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 12 at Bath National Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home, 4 Mechanic St., Prattsburgh.- Corning Leader, 6 May 2008

JAYNE - Clarence Elbert Jayne, 83, died Monday, May 5, 2008 in Mesa, AZ. He was born May 23, 1924 in Herrickville, PA. He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Hawley Jayne. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Clancy and Kathleen, Tim and Cyndie and John and Vicki Jayne; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Jayne proudly served in World War II in an Army Medical Division and was awarded a Purple Heart. Upon returning, he and his wife lived on Spring Hill, PA and he worked for American Stores and then opened Jayne’s Market. In 1957, he moved his wife and children to Mesa, AZ where he worked for Carnation, American Linen, Nesbitt Contracting and Lenhart’s Hardware. For over 25 years, he led Boy Scouts of America Troop 51 and founded Troop 656 where he made a positive impact on countless youth, was awarded the Silver Beaver and was Scoutmaster for a number of World and National Jamborees. Upon retirement, Mr. Jayne and his wife enjoyed traveling across the country and spent many hours helping with the Ugly Quilt program assisting Mesa’s homeless. He enjoyed riding his bike, meeting the guys for breakfast and having Sunday dinners with his family. Funeral services were held May 10 at Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, East Mesa, 6063 East Arbor Ave., Mesa, AZ 85206. Arrangements were entrusted to Melcher Mortuary Chapel of the Roses. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 15 May 2008

JONES - Homer L. Jones, 85, of Mill Street, Dansville, died Monday, June 2, 2008 at Noyes Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was employed as a truck driver with Owens Brother’s Trucking in Dansville for 30 years and Covered Wagon Train of Hornell for 14 years and was a shipping clerk at Hornell Woodworking. He was also a United States Army veteran of World War II serving during the Battle of the Bulge and Rhineland. Survivors include his wife, Alice; two sons, Randy Jones and Raymond Jones, both of Avoca; brother, Hugh Jones of Avoca; sister, Hildeth Hammond of Corey, Pa. Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. today, June 5 and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 6 at the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St. Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, the Rev. James Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. - Corning Leader, 4 June 2008

LYTLE Lewis F.
Mr. Lewis F. Lytle, of Lakeland, FL and formerly of Horseheads, NY, died Sunday, June 22, 2008, of heart failure. Born October 4, 1924 in Atlanta, GA, he was a retiree from Thatcher Glass Co. in Elmira, NY. He was a past president of local 180 GBBA. Mr. Lytle was a US Navy veteran of WWII and enjoyed golfing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey (2005) and his two sons, Daniel and David. He is survived by sons, Brad and Bruce, both of NY, and John of TN; daughters, Marie Kraetsch of WI, and Judith Stevens of FL. He is also survived by his sister, Grace Lewellen of TX; and good friend and soon to be son-in-law, William Sadwick of FL. Mr. Lytle was also blessed with many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/27/2008.

MAMAUX - David A. Mamaux, 87, of 319 N. Hamilton St., Painted Post, died Thursday, May 22, 2008 at Corning Hospital. He was employed by Corning Glass Works in the lighting product division, electronics division and retired from Corning Glass Works International. He also served in the United States Army Aircorp during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; daughter, Katherine Rost of McKeesport, Pa.; two sons, David Mamaux of Levenworth, Kansas, Christopher John Mamaux of Denver, Colo.; brother, Albert E. Mamaux of Pittsburgh, Pa. Calling hours are 6-9 p.m. Monday, May 26 at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 27 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 115 E. High St., Painted Post. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. - Corning Leader, 23 May 2008

MARMARA - Edwin J. Marmara age 80 of Morris, PA died Wednesday, June 18, 2008 in Wellsboro, PA. Edwin was the husband of Margaret (Rawle) Marmara with whom he would have celebrated a 60th wedding anniversary on September 22, 2008. Edwin was born on March 27, 1928 in Detroit, MI, a son of Edgar and Mary (Farara) Marmara. Edwin had been a police officer until his retirement in Philadelphia, PA. He was a WWII US Navy veteran.  Edwin is survived by his children and their spouses Kathleen Kitty (William) Jenkins of Windstock, GA, Kenneth Marmara of Antrim, PA, Karen (Jeffery) Small of Doylestown, PA, Kevin (Sally) Marmara of Nauvoo, PA, Karla (John) Muller of Woodstock, GA, Sean (Christine) Marmara of Cherry Flats, PA, 10 grandchildren, 6 grandchildren and a sister Inez Van Curen of Sterling, MI.  In keeping with Edwins wishes there will be no services. Jacquleyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.

McNAMARA - Mary Catherine McNamara, age 94, of Pittston, PA, died Sunday June 1, 2008 at the Carleton Senior Care Home in Wellsboro. Mary Catherine was born on March 13, 1914 in Pittston, PA, a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Lauren) McNamara. She worked for the liquor control board for many years. Mary Catherine was a member of the St. Johns Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Pittston. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed spending time with animals and attending plays. Mary Catherine was also a WWII US Navy Veteran.  Mary Catherine is survived by a special nephew, Dr. Joseph (Ann) McNamara of Mansfield; additional nephews, Dr. Richard Bantz of AZ, Frankie and Thomas McNamara of PA; a niece, Judy Bantz of CA; two great nieces, Sara and Amy McNamara of Mansfield; and a great great nephew, Christain Joseph McNamara of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Thomas McNamara, and a sister, Lorna Bantz.  A private family service was held at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, William St. Pittston, PA 18640.

MENTE Herman C. Jr. "Mick"
Age 89, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at the Bath V.A. following an extended illness. Herman "Mick" was born December 31, 1918 in Ithaca, NY, and married Nora Mae Thomas on October 15, 1946 in Columbia, TN. Herman was a veteran of WWII. He served in Europe as a Machine Gunner in the 5th Infantry Division of the Third Army. He fought across Europe from Western France to Czechoslovakia, including Patton's famous relief of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Silver Star and New York State Conspicuous Service Cross in recognition of his valor in combat. He was retired from Ingersoll Rand, where he worked for many years as a machinist. He enjoyed auto racing, rebuilding old cars, boating and fishing. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Donald Mente of Grosse Ile, MI; a daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Jeffery Ingream of Hagerstown, MD; grandchildren, Mark Casbeer of Corning, and US Army Captain Richard Mente of Detroit, MI; and several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. Services for Mick will be held at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, from 10-11 a.m. for visitation, and 11:00 a.m. for funeral service and committal. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Corning. In lieu of flowers, family and friends may send donations in Mick's name to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or Meals on Wheels, Inc., 39 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830, or the Salvation Army, Denison Pkwy., Corning, NY 14830.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/1/2008.

MOCK - James T. Mock, 88, died at Elderwood Nursing Home, Waverly, on May 29, 2008. Born Oct. 21, 1919 in Noxen, Pa., he was the son of the late Theodore F. and Ida B. Bates Mock. April 12, 1946 he married Edyth DePew. They were married for 53 years before her passing. He and his wife were avid snowmobilers in the Lockwood area. They were also members of the American Bowling Congress and bowled in the valley for many years. Jim worked in highway construction as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the Joint Engineers. He retired as a highway worker for the Town of Barton. Jim served with U.S. Army from Jan. 12, 1942 to Oct. 4, 1945. A prisoner of War in Germany from Feb. 17, 1943 to May 8, 1945. He was held in Stalags X1B,Vll A,ll A and lll A. Jim was very proud of his service to his country and loved to tell stories of his imprisonment and the hardships he suffered during that time.
He is survived by: his son, Eugene and Marilyn Fish of Massachusettes; sister, Edna Rink of Binghamton, N.Y.; grandchildren, Michael Fish, serving in the U.S. Navy in Belgium, David Fish of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Michael Fish serving in the U.S. Navy, Jennifer Fish of Belguim; his goddaughter, Tara Schanbacher of Waverly; his close family friends, Mary and Tom Schanbacher and Jodi Hatch of Waverly; and his loveable and loyal companion, his dog, Brownie. Jim was predeceased by his three brothers: Herbert, Burt and Robert Mock. Per Jim’s request, there will be no calling or funeral services. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, NY 14892. Arrangements by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly. - Sayre Morning Times, 2 June 2008

PARKER Carl E.
Age 87, of Elmira, NY, died Monday, June 16, 2008, at his home. Carl was born on October 10, 1920 in Rochester, NY, son, of the late Thomas and Alberta (Clarke) Parker. Carl served our country in the United States Army during WWII and worked at Westinghouse for many years. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Wilma (Robson) Parker; daughters, Sue Cook of Elmira and Claire Parker of Marion, NY; grandson, Kevin Cook of Elmira. A graveside service with Full Military Honors will be held on Friday, June 20, 2008, at 1 p.m. in Canandaigua Cemetery in Canandaigua, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/17/2008.

PIERSON - Giles A. Pierson, 88, of Montrose, PA, died on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose. He was born in Fairdale, to the late Harold E. and Dora (Palmer) Pierson. His wife of 65 years, Leila (Linaberry) Pierson, survives. Also surviving are his four children and spouses, Dean and Carol Pierson, Las Vegas, NV, Diane and Ronald Jones, Hallstead, Darrell and Lois Pierson, Myrtle Beach, SC, Marsha and Steven Manley, Chantilly, VA; eight grandchildren, Dean, Jr., Shawn, and Brad Pierson, Wendy Borcyk, Lori Thomson, Benjamin and Ashley Pierson, Elizabeth Manley; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Inez France and Jeanette Clemente and a great-granddaughter, Jordyn Thomson. Giles graduated from East Rush High School, where he met his wife, and after school worked for PennDOT before joining the Army on May 3, 1943. While in the Army, Giles served under General Eisenhower in England, France, Germany and Austria as a Sergeant with Company “B” 157th Engineering Combat Battalion. He supervised the construction of both temporary and fixed bridges during the Allied advance through France and Germany. His devotion to duty and leadership abilities earned him a Bronze Star Medal. After the war, he worked as a pressman at Vail Ballou and maintenance technician at the Endless Mountains Hospital, retiring in 1978.   He was a member of the East Rush U.M. Church, the American Legion Gardner-Warner Post #154 and VFW Ayres-Stone Post #5642. He was the treasurer for the East Rush Cemetery for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, music and singing. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard Spering, officiating. Interment was in the East Rush Cemetery. Calling hours were an hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions in Giles’s memory can be made to the East Rush UM Church. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 22 May 2008

Russell A. Rosengrant, 89, of Wyalusing, PA died on Friday, June 6, 2008 at the Bradford County Manor, where he had been a patient since 2004. Born July 20, 1918, he was the son of the late Russell and Addie Ashcraft Rosengrant. He graduated from Wyalusing High School and attended one year of college before entering WWII in December 1942. He served in the U.S. Army 301st Infantry and participated in the battles of Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was discharged in July 1945. After the war, he began working for the U.S. Postal System and was the Postmaster in Wyalusing, retiring after more than 30 years of service. He was a very active member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church and served as Clerk of Session for many years and also held other offices in the church. He was responsible for helping many friends, neighbors and family, quietly and anonymously, over many years. He was a former member of Towanda Post #42 American Legion and currently a member of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion. Surviving are several distant cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. immediately following the Sunday, June 22 church service at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, Wyalusing, with his pastor, Rev. Barry R. Ballard, officiating. Graveside military services will be held on Saturday, June 21 at the Lacey Street Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. by members of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion, Wyalusing. Memorials in Russell’s memory may be directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Wyalusing Rocket June 12, 2008

RUCH John Edgar
Age 80, a former resident of Waverly, New York for many years, has resided in Elkhart, IN for the past five years, and past away May 25, 2008 at Elkhart General Hospital. Born July 4, 1927 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of George F. and Harriet H. (Hemingway) Ruch. John began his career at Marsh and McLennon in New York City, later joined Marine Midland in Elmira, and retired from McNamara Carroll Insurance Company. He married Elaine Harper on March 23, 1957 in New York City. She died February 15, 2001. Mr. Ruch was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy, a 1948 graduate of Princeton University, and a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II. John is survived by his daughter, Lain Ruch (Dr. Ronald) Downs of Elkhart, IN; son, George F. (Holly) Ruch of Greensboro, NC; sister, Harriet R. Canter of Greensboro, NC; and five grandchildren. Memorial services and burial will be held in Waverly, New York. Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Elkhart.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/27/2008.

SECHRIST - James Floyd Sechrist, 92, of Jersey Shore died Thursday, May 8, 2008, in Manor Care. He was born November 11, 1915, in Jersey Shore, the son of the late George and Jennie Hoover Sechrist. James was a WWII U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed hunting and fishing, He was the husband of the late former Mabel Bailey who passed in 2006. They were married for 69 years. He is survived by five children, James E. (Bonnie) of Milford, Olive L. (Sam) Zinck of Jersey Shore, Janette S. (Ed) Wehler of Mifflintown, Stephen F. (Ann) and Bruce A. (Sharon) both of Jersey Shore; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles and Frank both of Jersey Shore, four sisters, Ethel of Jersey Shore, Dorothy, Nancy and Betty of Florida. He was predeceased by five siblings. Relatives and friends are invited to James’ Life Celebration Service 11 a.m. Monday May 12, 2008 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 1002 Allegheny St. with Rev Ted Van Schoick officiating. A visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 10 May 2008

SETZER - Beulah E. Chiplis, age 93, of Westminster, Md., formerly of Mildred, Pa., died peacefully on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the Dove House of the Carroll Hospital Center, in Westminster. Beulah was born in Bernice, Pa., on April 24, 1915, daughter of the late William Henry and Cora Dieffenbach Setzer. She graduated from Dushore High School. Beulah married Albert B. Chiplis of Mildred, on Oct. 19, 1946, after his return from Europe as a World War II veteran. He predeceased her on June 18, 1994, after 47 years of marriage. Beulah was a member of Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mildred. After Albert's death she moved to Maryland to be close to her family. Surviving are: her son and daughter-in-law: William Chiplis and Susanne Wood of Tunis, Tunisia; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Shawn Meehan of Eldersburg, Md.; sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Robert Pinnock of Elizabethtown, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Tommie Setzer of Silver Spring, Md.; grandchildren, Melissa (Lance) Hoover of Barboursville, Va., and Ashley (Michael) Hortie of Westminster; and great-grandchildren, Madden Hoover and Annabelle Hortie.
She was predeceased by brothers Ralph Setzer and Cloyd Setzer and a sister, Floy Comelitti. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, at the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Rodney H. Saylor officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore. The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorials be directed to the Residents Assistance Fund, Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, Md. 21158. - Towanda Daily Review, 18 May 2008

SORNBERGER - Lee H. (Sonny) Sornberger Sr., 90, of Williamsport, died Saturday, April 19, 2008 at the Williamsport Home. Lee was predeceased by his wives, the former Hazel L. Isenberg and Anna M. Mullner. Lee had worked for the PA Railroad and retired in 1979 from Conrail, was an Army veteran of WW II, a member of Third Street United Methodist Church, the Messiah Senior Center and AARP. He was a lifetime member of the North American Fishing Club, American Legion Post 268, Muncy and a former member of the United Transportation Union. Born Aug. 2, 1917 in Williamsport, he was the son of Howard and Cora Trick Sornberger. Surviving are a son, Lee H. Jr.; daughters, Jane L. Higley and Mary C. Kurtz; a brother, Melvin L. of Williamsport; a sister, Hilda Smith of Elmira, N.Y.; half-sisters, Ruth Buckholtz of Elmira, N.Y., Madline Root of Pine City, N.Y., and Sally Artley of Bradenton, Fla. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Green Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Mark F. Reisinger officiating and military honors by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. No visitation. Knight-Confer Funeral Home. – Williamsport Sun Gazette, 22 April 2008

ST. CLAIR - Sidney A. St. Clair, 84, of Susquehanna Trail, Turbotville, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg. Born January 17, 1924 near Pottsgrove, he was the son of the late John W. and Blanch Irene (Plotts) St.Clair. After his fathers death while Sidney was still very young, his mother remarried and Sidney grew up with a step-father, Earl C. Keiser, whom he called his dad. On March 22, 1946 he married the former Susie DeWald and they have celebrated 62 years of marriage. Sid worked at the former Philco Corp., Watsontown over 30 years. After Philco closed, he worked part-time at McDonalds in the Lycoming Mall. A long-time former resident of McEwensville, he had been a charter member of the former McEwensville Fire Company. A dedicated fireman, he served as the Fire Chief and with the Fire Police. He was a veteran of WWII, serving the Asian/Pacific Theatre. He served with the 17th Infantry, Regt.3, Btn. 7 as a machine gunner and later was truckmaster and the General’s Chauffeur. He was wounded twice and received a Purple Heart and four bronze stars. He was a member of the American Legion, Watsontown, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #171, Milton and a charter member of the Muffly-Huff Post 8206, VFW, Turbotville. Sid loved to work and for many years painted house and barn roofs and did other handyman work in addition to his full-time job. He enjoyed his garden and earlier in life liked to hunt. Surviving besides his wife are a foster daughter, Peggy Fryling, Danville; a brother, Allen L. St.Clair, Lewisburg; a half-brother, Harold Keiser, Watsontown; a half-sister Harriet Getz, Hughesville; two step-brothers, Glenn Keiser, Hughesville and Meredith “Pete” Keiser, Turbotville and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sons: Sidney Keith St.Clair on July 13, 1971 and Robert Allan St.Clair on Oct.15, 1972; a brother, John St.Clair; two half-brothers: Cleon and Clarence Keiser; a half-sister, Ruth McMichael; two step-brothers, Earl B. and Hoyt Keiser and two step-sisters, Mildred Shade and Cleo Benard. A graveside service with full military honors will be held Saturday at 10:00 AM at the Presbyterian Cemetery, McEwensville with Pastor Amelia Shivers of St. Johns United Church of Christ, McEwensville, officiating. Friends are invited to call at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville from 6 to 8 PM Friday. The family suggests contributions in Sid’s memory be made to the Muffly Huff VFW Post 8206, PO Box 31, Turbotville, PA 17772. – Williamsport Sun Gazette, 1 May 2008

STAVOY - John J. Stavoy, 94, of 2235 Johnston Place, Williamsport, died peacefully at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital on Tuesday, April 15, 2008. Born March 2, 1914, at his grandmother’s home in Jaysburg, he was the son of Mathias and Helen Szybist Stavoy and the step-son of Albert Gawryla. John was a 1931 graduate of Williamsport High School and an Army veteran of World War II. He served with the 34th Army engineers at Scofield Barracks during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He graduated from officer candidate school and served as an officer with the 84th engineering battalion through North Africa, Corsica and Europe to the completion of the war. He was a life member of V.F.W. Post 7863. He retired as a linotype operator and composing room employee for the GRIT and the Sun-Gazette. He was an officer and organizer of the local chapter of the International Typographical Union. He was a founding member of the Fairhill Recreation Club. John was recently honored as the oldest member baptized at the Church of the Ascension in Newberry, and together with his late wife, Dorothy, received communion from Pope John Paul II at the ordination into the priesthood of his son, Stephen. His wife of 55 years, Dorothy I. Norris, died February 17, 2002. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, George and Joseph Stavoy. Surviving are eight children: Susan A. Smith of city, Mary Ellen Stavoy of Reno, NV, James G. Stavoy of San Francisco, CA, the Rev. Stephen J. Stavoy, Commander, currently serving as a Chaplain at Landstuhl Army Medical Hospital in Germany, Joan K. (Steven) O’Donavan of Plymouth, England, Joseph A. Stavoy of Gifu, Japan, Dr. Thomas G. Stavoy of Daytona Beach, FL and Carolyn J. Stavoy of city. There are five grandchildren: Mathias and Gabriel Brown, Conor, Bridget and Burke Stavoy; and two siblings: Mary Ann (James) Keller of city and Robert (Mary Jane) Gawryla of State College; and numerous other dear relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday from the Church of the Ascension, 2101 Linn Street, with his son , the Rev. Stephen J. Stavoy, and the Rev. Charles J. Cummings officiating. Burial with military honors by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. A Vigil service will be held at 8:45 p.m. Sunday. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorials be given to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the charity of one’s choice. – Williamsport Sun Gazette, 17 April 2008

STRONG Donald J.
died on Monday, April 14 in Sarasota, FL, after a 10 week odyssey in various Florida hospitals. He was a longtime resident of Painted Post, NY and for the past 24 years, wintered in Sebring, Florida. For the last two years he resided in Baldwinsville, NY. Don was born in Elmira, NY to William and Ella Strong. He attended Elmira schools and graduated from Elmira Free Academy. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II as a Staff Sergeant with the 3094th Quartermaster Refrigeration Company and attended Colorado State during his service. He was employed by New York Telephone, serving in a variety of positions and cities in his career and retiring as Plant Manager in 1982 after 36 years of service. He was a Life Member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, and also belonged to the American Legion, the BPOE in Corning, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Painted Post. He was a longtime member of Corning Country Club, serving on the Board of Directors, and with his wife Pat, served as co-chair of the Scoring and Communications Committee for the LPGA Corning Classic for 15 years. In Sebring he was a member of Sun 'N Lake Golf Club. He enjoyed golf, bowling, the stock market, his grand-dog Oreo, and Keuka Lake. He is predeceased by his wife, Pat, his parents, and his brother, Bill (William). He is survived by his daughters, Patricia of Baldwinsville NY, Cynthia of Baldwinsville NY; as well as brother, Robert (Marge); sister, Doris (Ray) Cicconi; and brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Mary Jane Tidick of Endwell NY. Other survivors include nephews, Bobby Strong, Marty Strong, Bruce (Mary) Strong, Gary Strong, Jim (Patricia) Cicconi, Bill (Sara) Strong, Wayne (Vivian) Tidick; and nieces, Barbara Reed, Carol (Nick) Ferreri, Carol (Bruce) Mumma, Kathy Cicconi, Michele Tidick, Maureen (Joe) Prosniewski; several cousins, and many great-nephews and nieces and great-great-nephews and nieces. Calling hours are 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 20 at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. Funeral services will be Monday, April 21st at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Hamilton St., Painted Post, with Rev. Richard Hubbard officiating, burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post.

SUTTON - John M. Sutton of Gibson, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008. He was retired from Corning Glass Works with 42 years of service and was a fire commissioner for the Gibson Fire Department for 26 years. He also served in the United States Army as a combat engineer in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Helene Sutton; son, Douglas Sutton; three stepsons, Dennis Hoover, Paul Hoover and Ronnie Hoover; stepdaughter, Brenda Bennett. Calling hours are noon-2 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31.
- Corning Leader, 29 May 2008

TEETSEL - Guy C. “Dick” Teetsel, 83, of Narrowsburg, N.Y., formerly of Stony Point, N.Y., died Sunday May 25, 2008 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Sayre, Pa.. on November 16, 1924. He was the son of the late Guy C. Teetsel and Eulalie Robinson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Margaret (nee McConville) and his five children. Michael and his wife Diane of Rochester, Vt. Maureen Hunter of Mendham, N.Y, Richard and his wife Janet of Hummelstown, Pa. Jeanne Ursini of Brewster, N.Y, and Margaret Scheinert and her husband Richard of Wyckoff, N.J. He was the loving grandfather of Jessica, Rebecca, Emily, Melissa, Alexander, Justin, Matthew, Timothy, Vinny and Matt. Guy is also survived by one sister Joy Pa.rker and her husband Dennis of Lake Lotawana, Mo. Dick was a retired physical education/diver’s education teacher for North Rockland School District. He received his BA from State University of NY at Brockport. He earned his MA in education from Columbia University. He was a proud veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. He served in the United States Navy as a Radio Operator First Class. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg, N.Y. He was a member of the VFW, Catholic War Veterans, American Legion and the Elks BPOE 2041. Dick is also survived by his Track and Field family, the hundreds of athletes, coaches and officials it was his privilege to work with for over 40 years. It was the honor of his life to have been inducted to the Rockland County Track and Field Hall of Fame on May 17, 2008. Friends are invited to call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, May 29, 2008 from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service, 736 N. Liberty Drive, Stony Point, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Stony Point, N.Y. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet, N.Y. Donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, 151 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 or the Tusten Historical Society, c/o Tusten Cochecton Library, 202 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY and the Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service, Stony Point, N.Y. - Sayre Morning Times, 28 May 2008

TOMBASCO - Raphael Sebastian “Bosco” Tombasco, age 84, died
on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on November 4, 1923 in Futani, Italy, the son of the late Sebastian Tombasco and Maria (Miller) Tombasco Fortino. He married Rosemary Gabriello on December 22, 1945 at the Church of Santa Bonosa in Rome, Italy. Raphael was a communicant of All Saints Parish, attended St. Vincent’s School and graduated from Painted Post High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII, member of the Marconi Lodge, and the Corning VFW. He owned Belevedere Fruit Company in Painted Post and retired from Ingersoll-Rand.  He is survived by his wife Rosemary (Gabriello) Tombasco, children Arthur (Lois) Tombasco of Binghamton, Maryann (Joe Hubbard) Tombasco of Corning and Sebastian (Rebecca) Tombasco of Lindley, grandchildren Danielle (Joshua) Miller, Raphael Tombasco, Nichole Pearson, Drew Pearson, and Samantha Harris, great grandchildren Emma and Zachary Miller, Richard and Zachary Harris, Gianna White, sister Rita Cuda of Beaver Dams, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son and daughter-in-law Raphael and Lisa Tombasco and sister, Sabatina Carozzoni. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St , on Friday, June 6, 2008 from 5:00 to 8:00pm. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 9:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00am Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery.  Those wishing may make donations to the Raphael and Lisa Tombasco Memorial Scholarship Fund, 165 Charles Street, Painted Post, NY 14870 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd, Corning, NY 14830. - Corning Leader, 4 June 2008

VAUGHN - Gerald (Jerry) T. Vaughn, Sr., 80, of Lake Placid, FL, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday evening, April 13, 2008. He was born in Elmira, NY, June 3, 1927, the eldest son of the late Tracy and Edith (Galpin) Vaughn. He married Gloria Dixon on February 28, 1947 in the First Baptist Church of Corning, NY. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deta Marie Waller; son, Thomas Vaughn; sister, Patricia; brother, Arthur. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gloria of Lake Placid, FL; one son, Gerald T. Vaughn, Jr. (Laura) of Gainesville, FL; grandsons, James P. Waller, Jr. (Christie) of Lake Placid, FL and Travis Vaughn (Jasmine) of Gainesville, FL; three great-granddaughters, Deta, Hannah, and Jameson Waller of Lake Placid, FL; five sisters, Janice, Alice, Jane, Elizabeth and Dorothy; two brothers, Steven and Edward.  Jerry served in the United States Navy, in the South Pacific, during World War II and in the Korean War. He retired as a district manager and vice-president of Browning Ferris Industries in 1991. Jerry was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid, FL. A Celebration of Life Service was held at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements were entrusted to Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL. - Corning Leader, 12 May 2008

WALTZ - Dr. Dwight E. Waltz, 95, of 1900 Ravine Rd. and formerly of Montoursville, died on April 3, 2008 at the Williamsport Home. He was born December 9, 1912 in Pittsburgh, the son of Harry E. and Martha Boyer Waltz. Dr. Waltz was a member of Faith United Methodist Church where he had been on its finance committee and past trustee, chairman of the mission commission, chairman of pastor-parish relations committee and a delegate to the annual conference. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh where he was a member of OKU, the national honorary dental fraternity, served in the dental corps of the United States Air Force with a rank of major during WW II. He was an Emeritus member of the board of directors of Divine Providence Hospital, a former member and chief of dental staff of Williamsport and Divine Providence Hospitals. Dr. Waltz was past president and past treasurer of Lycoming Dental Society, past member and secretary of the former Montoursville Area Joint School Authority for over 25 years, member of the American Dental Association, member of the PA State Dental Society and past member of Military Affairs Committee. He was past president of the Montoursville Rotary Club, member of Eureka Lodge #335 F. & A.M., 32 Degree member of Williamsport Consistory, Williamsport Country Club, the Ross Club of Williamsport, Young Men’s Republican Club, and the Ravine Chapter Senior Citizens Club. He was a long time general practitioner in Montoursville. He was a past member and on the advisory board of Lycoming Child Welfare Committee. Surviving him are two nieces and a sister-in-law. Preceding him was his wife the former Eunice Mary Eckhoff, who died in 2007 and a sister, Ruth Waltz Black who preceded him in 2005. A memorial service will be announced at a future date, burial will be at the convenience of the family in Wildwood Cemetery and there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Heim Foundation c/o Woodlands Bank, 2450 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 6 April 2008

WARSHAW Herman
Age 93, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, May 10, 2008 in Orlando, FL. Interment was held on Monday, May 12, 2008, in Orlando, FL. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT CONGREGATION SHOMRAY HADATH, 1008 W. WATER ST., ELMIRA, NY 14905 ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008 AT 11:00 A.M. Abraham Golos officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Congregation Shomray Hadath in Herman's memory. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Warshaw of Orlando; son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Barbara Warshaw of Woodstock, NY; stepchildren, Marsha Stemerman of Leesburg, FL, Mark and (Beth) Stemerman of Orlando; grandchildren, Lisa Zarowitz, Jamie Zarowitz, Rebecca (Jeffrey) Nahon, Andrew Stemerman and Matthew Stemerman; great-grandson, Evan Zarowitz; two nieces, Suzann (Irwin) Suna of Boca Raton, FL, Myra (Jerry) Stemerman of Elmira; and many grandnieces and nephews. Herman was predeceased by his first wife of 42 years, Fanny Snowiss Warshaw; parents, Sophie and Harry Warshawsky; brothers, Irving and Raymond Warshaw. Herman was born in the Bronx, NY on September 20, 1914. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII as a sergeant. In 1947 he joined the Chemung Supply Corp. of Elmira. In 1966 he became President of Chemung Supply Corp. until his retirement. He was a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath, Elmira Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers, Elmira Country Club, New York State County Highway Assoc., and many philanthropic organizations. Herman was a very well-respected, an honorable gentleman with great integrity. Local arrangements by BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/16/2008 - 5/18/2008.

WEIKAL - J. Kenneth Weikal, 94, formerly of Pearl Street, Hornell, died Sunday, May 4, 2008 at the Elder Care Home. He was employed as the division engineer for the former Erie-Lackawanna Railroad and served with the United States Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. today, May 6 at the Bishop and Johnson Funeral Home, 285 Main St. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7 at the Davidson Memorial Chapel of the United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery.- Corning Leader, 5 May 2008

WELTEROTH - Vincent A. Welteroth, 82, a resident of Williamsport, died Tuesday May 13, 2008 at Rose View Center. He was born in Williamsport on March 15, 1926, the son of Aloysius P. and Anna T. Goehrig Welteroth. He was a graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School and attended the former Williamsport Technical Institute. Vince was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council 366 and a fourth degree member of the Father Reichsteiner Assembly, a life member of the Gesang Verein Harmonia, and a member and past president of the former Williamsport Figure Skating Club. Vince retired in 1987 after 35 years at the former Avco-Lycoming. He also served as a Lycoming County Constable and was past president of the Constable’s Association. A US Navy veteran during WWII he served on Guam from December of 1944 until April of 1945. His wife of 59 years, the former Norma P. Browne died October 24, 2007, in addition to his wife he was preceded in death by two brothers, a twin Eugene and Bernard. Surviving are three children Helen A. (James) Horn of South Williamsport, Mary K. (Doug) Slatter of Conn., and Paul J. Welteroth of Williamsport, six grandchildren, Betsy, Leanne, April, Kelly, Joshua, Andrew, many great grandchildren and a sister-in-law Kay Welteroth of South Williamsport, A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning 9:00 a.m. in the church 326 Washington Blvd. with his pastor, Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 E.3rd St. from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County Unit of The American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 15 May 2008

WOODLEY - Charles “Charlie” Woodley, age 92, died peacefully and with dignity on May 13, 2008 at the Green Mountain Nursing Home. He was born on May 14, 1915 in Geneva, NY to Elsie Entz Woodley and Cleon D. Woodley. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Helen, and brother, George. He graduated from Alfred University in Alfred, NY in 1940 and served in the Army Airforce from May 1941 to September 1945. While stationed in Montgomery, Alabama, he met his future bride, Mildred Beasley. They were married at Shiloh Baptist Church in Pike County on April 21, 1945.
In July of 1946, he began working for the John Deere Company in Syracuse, NY as a territory manager. During that time he and Mildred lived in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Vermont. He retired 35 years later, in 1981. During retirement, he and Mildred volunteered as tour guides for 17 years at Shelburne Farms and 12 years at the Ethan Allen Homestead. He wore the first Ethan Allen reproduction costume during his tours with pride. He was a member of the Burlington First Baptist Church for 43 years and served on the Board of Trustees and the Diaconate Board. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Masons, Scottish Rites, Chittenden County Historical Society, a charter member of the Wilderness Camping Club, and a life-long member of Blooming Grove Historical Society. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 63 years and caregiver, Mildred, his son Rev. Harry E. Woodley and wife, Stephanie (Adams) of Laconia, NH; John D. Woodley and wife Judy Stewart of Essex, VT; granddaughters, Sophia Woodley and Anna Woodley; step-granddaughter, Frances Orbacz; and many cousins and family friends. Charlie enjoyed woodworking during his retirement years. He also enjoyed a good story and always had one to share with the many friends who visited him over the years. He will be missed by all who loved him. A memorial service will be held at the Essex Junction Funeral Home of Corbin and Palmer, 9 Plesant St., on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, VT on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT 05482. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 17 May 2008

YORIO, Anthony William
Tony W. Yorio, 86, of Painted Post, NY, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at his home. Born August 28, 1921 in Corning, Tony was the youngest of five children to Joan Crisci and Rosario Yorio. He graduated from Northside High School in 1942. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army Air Force in Denver, Colorado until 1946. Following his military career, Tony had offers to play professional baseball as a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chicago Cubs. He signed with the Cubs, where he played one year in the Canadian-American league. His career was cut short due to a shoulder injury. He later returned to Corning, where he helped his brother-in-law at the Corning Fruit & Vegetable Market and the Star Market. He later managed the Corning Bowl for 12 years and owned the Poster Restaurant from 1969-1972. Tony's last professional employment was his 13 years spent as a teaching assistant at Corning Free Academy in the Corning-Painted Post School District. Tony was active in his community, where he was inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame in 1982 for his performance in baseball and served on the Board of Directors for many years thereafter. He was a member of the Corning Bowling Association, the Moose Lodge, the Kiwanis, and a fifty-year member of the Corning Elks. Tony was also a member of All Saints Parish. He enjoyed gardening, bowling and watching baseball. Tony was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn VanCott; his parents, his brothers, Paul and Ernest; and his sister, Emma. Tony is survived by his daughter, Elisa (Terry) Childs of Painted Post, NY; three sons, Michael (Elizabeth) Yorio of Mahwah, NJ, John (Jean) Yorio of Elmira, NY, and Mark Yorio of Charlotte, NC; his sister, Lucy Fortino of Corning, NY; nine grandchildren, Clinton (Holli) Childs, Terry Childs, Kevin Childs, Meagan Yorio, Matthew Yorio, Michael Yorio, Jordan Yorio, David Yorio, and Sara Yorio; and his faithful cat, Tom. Calling hours for Tony will be held at Carpenters Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY, today from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A prayer service at the funeral home will be held Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent De Paul Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in the family plot at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of one's choice or in Tony's name to the District 6 Little League Challenger Division, P.O. Box 422, Big Flats, NY 14814.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/29/2008.

ZAPROWSKI - John Albert Zaprowski, age 83, died Saturday, March 29, 2008 following a brief illness. John was born in Salamanca, NY on May 6, 1924. He graduate from Salamanca High School in 1942 and Bryant & Stratton Business School in 1948. He was a member of the U.S. Army 403D Bombardment Squadron during WWII in Asiatic Pacific and Japan. He was owner/operator of Lakeland Automotive and Car Parts Center from 1956 to 1983 when he retired. John was a member of the Catholic St. Gregory The Great Church. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, Buffalo Bills fan as well as enjoying his retirement in Hutchinson Island, FL. John is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Nee Debalski) Zaprowski; daughter, Ellen Fiorillo; sons Mark, Jeff, John, Scott and Gregg; and 12 grandchildren. Prayers will be said today, April 2, 2008 at 9:45 a.m. at Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Dr., followed by Mass from St. Gregory The Great Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be made in Acacia Park Resthaven Cemetery, Pendleton, NY. - Corning Leader, 1 April 2008

ZEYHER - Howard Brunswick Zeyher, 79, of Laceyville died Wednesday in Mercy Hospital, Scranton, after an unexpected illness.
Howard was born in Camden, N.J., on May 19, 1928, the son of Howard Gilbert Zeyher and Edith Carter Zeyher. He was a graduate of Brown Prep, Philadelphia, and attended the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. He also enlisted and served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Howard spent many years as a skilled and crafted furniture maker and re-finisher, within his family’s business and later with other companies in the Philadelphia and New Jersey area. In the early 1970s, Howard and his family moved to Bradford County where he sold real estate for many years, operating an office in Laceyville. Howard’s outgoing demeanor and zeal to live a full and active life convinced nearly all who knew him that Howard would never pass. He could not sit still or idle long; had a point of discussion to share with those who would listen; and took great pride in maintaining his mental and physical strength. Though born and raised in a more urban setting, Howard relished his life in an open space; always kept his home and its grounds and gardens well-maintained; and appreciated a view of the evening from his porch at the end of a full day. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife, LaLonnie Zeyher; sons, Rafe and Lance; daughter, Diana and stepdaughter, Tamara. He was and remains an adored “Poppy” to eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition, Howard truly enjoyed friendships with many, including his pals and staff at Tyler Hospital; regulars at Howard’s favorite restaurants and other local businesses, neighbors, acquaintances and others too numerous to mention. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. from Sheldon Funeral Home, Laceyville. Friends may call Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Howard’s memory to Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. Submitted by Carol Brotzman, a neighbor.  03/21/2008 Citizens Voice

Chemung County NY

Published On Site On 05 MAY 2008
By Joyce M. Tice