of Hallstead, PA
Dorothy M. (Roe) Luce, 83, went to be home with her Lord, Friday, March 27, 2009. She was predeceased by her parents, Ermon and Nellie Roe; an infant daughter, Darlene; and a sister, Martha Leonard. She is survived by her loving husband, Carlyle Luce; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Tony Silver, Hallstead, PA, Joanne and James Washburn, Windsor, NY, and Gloria and Robert Anderson, Brackney, PA; grandchildren, Kristina and Jordan Adams, Endicott, NY, Ryan and Stephanie Anderson, Greenville, SC, Brenda and Steven Hadlick, Windsor, NY; great grandchildren, Mariah and Justin Hadlick, and “her baby” Carter Adams; brothers, Wilson Roe, and Floyd and sister-in-law, Esther Roe, all of Hallstead, PA; sisters, Alice Roe, Montrose, PA and Bertha Roys, McAllen, TX; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wilfred and Linda Luce, Endicott, NY, and John and Edna Luce, Hallstead, PA; special nieces, Christine Rosecrans, Dona Eldred, Mary Markham, and Wendy Scott; many other nieces and nephews; and special friends, Marion Smith, TN and Georlene Penberthy, SC. Dorothy retired after working twenty years at Singer-Link, Kirkwood, NY. She was a former member of the Stanfordville Baptist Church. She enjoyed admiring her beautiful flower beds, watching the hummingbirds, collecting antique dishes, and spending time with her loving family.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00, noon, Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA with Pastor Philip Hunt and Pastor Lloyd Penberthy officiating. Interment will be made in Lawsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning from 11-12, prior to the service.
of Owego – (Technical Publications)
Constance Ann Curtin, 60, of Owego, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009, as a result of an automobile accident. She is survived by her husband, David; two sons, Ronald Christopher, Las Vegas, NV, and Phillip Michael, Endicott; a grandson; her parents, Glen and Kathleen Harris, Harpursville; a sister and brother-in-law, Phaye and Richard Geiger, Clinton, TN; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Timothy and Philomena Harris, Binghamton and Norman Harris, Afton, NY; a niece, Crystal Harris; and a nephew, Richard Harris. Constance was a past active member of Vestal United Methodist Church and some of their women's groups. She was a graduate of Harpursville High School, chorus, Honor Society, and a cheerleader. Constance started her working career as a legal secretary, and then went in to technical publications work. After leaving that field she attended and graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY and worked as an independent massage therapist in salons in the Endicott area, before opening her own salon-day spa, Aria on the Avenue, Endicott. Some of her memberships included Toast Masters; Broome County Chamber of Commerce, where she was awarded Small Business Person of the Year; and was a member and past president of the Triple Cities Hiking Club. Constance was a physically active person, who enjoyed jogging and was a certified aerobics instructor at American Family Fitness. Some of her many enjoyments in life were Broadway Plays, fine dinning, her Betty Boop collection, watching Clint Eastwood and Angela Lansbury movies, and she was looking forward to her Alaskan Trip with her family.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., from the Vestal United Methodist Church, 328 Main Street, Vestal, with the Reverends Michael Willis and Mary Ricketts, Pastors of her church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, Wednesday from 2-4 and evening 7-9 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
of Smithville Flats (Quality Control)
Malcolm J. Klught, died March 1, at the age of 81. Predeceased by parents, Robert and Dorothy Klught. Survived by wife of 59 years, Elaine; daughters, Jean (Al Cole) and Gloria (Ron House); one son, Karl; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey, Sydney, Katie, Margaret, Melissa, Nathan and Travis; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy “Dot” (Mark Root). Retired from Singer Link, previously QC Manager on the Lem project to the moon at Bendix Aerospace Michigan. An athlete in school, he enjoyed all sports: golf, amateur hockey, boat racing. He was a member APBA, pilot, antique dealer and auctioneer, policeman veteran, having served in the Navy on the USS Brinkley Bass.
At his request, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Volunteer Emergency Squad, Smithville Flats; or Chenango Co. Hospice, Norwich, NY. Arrangements by Root Funeral Home, Greene, NY.
of Binghamton, NY
Frances (Holowinski) Perella, 88, went to join her husband, Charles Perella Sr. for eternity in heaven on Tuesday, March 03, 2009. She is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Sophia Holowinski; and stepfather, John Broleski; also brother and sister-in-law, Frank II and Nellie Holowinski; brother, Stanley Holowinski; and sister-in-law, Betty Holowinski; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Helen Perella, Minnie and Frank Sollitto; and brother-in-law, Anthony Perella; the Kata family and especially her recently deceased close cousin and friend, Stephie Kata. She is survived by a son, Charles R. Perella Jr. and daughter-in-law, Ellen, Ijamsville, MD; daughters, Gloria Mras, Towanda, PA and Deborah Clough-Gitchell and son-in-law, Gary, Binghamton, NY. She was blessed with nine grandchildren and their spouses, John and Laurie Mras, Charles III and Christine Perella, Christina and Douglas Makosy, Susanne Place, Vincent Perella, Michelle and Brad Ackermann, Danielle and Ryan Green, and Jeremy and Joshua Clough; 11 great-grandchildren, Sarah and Erica Place, Tyler, Jake, and Kevin Makosy, Charles IV, Lillian, and Maria Perella, Nicholas and Sophia Mras, and Gavin Green. She is also survived by brother, B. Albert Holowinski, Castle Rock, CO; sisters-in-law, Helen Perella, Binghamton, NY and Joyce Holowinski, Johnson City, NY; and cousin, Carol McGinty and husband, Rush, Tyler, TX; as well as many nieces and nephews. Frances was a member of St. Christopher's Church, Binghamton. She was employed at Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company and Link Aviation in the late 1940's and 1950's. Frances enjoyed bowling and social events at IBM Country Club, and Bingo, knitting and crocheting at the Senior Center. In addition, she enjoyed vacationing with her husband at their summer camp on Lake Ontario at Sandy Pond, NY and traveling throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Hawaii. The family would like to thank the staff at Good Shepherd Fairview for their loving care during the past two years. A heartfelt thanks to nurse, Maureen Kelley; caretakers, Pricilla Hanus, Linda Giordano, and deceased caretaker, Bonnie Clark; as well as all the wonderful CNA's on level B. We can never thank you enough for the love and kindness you gave mom during her final years.
Funeral services will be held at the Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc., 137 Robinson St., Binghamton, NY on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at St. Christopher's Church, where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. John E. Mikalajunas. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Shea Funeral Home, Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the services.
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