of Binghamton — (ILS)
Dolores (Hudak) (Yetsko) Mastronardi, 79, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2008, at Lourdes Hospital after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Helen Hudak; and her first husband, Robert Yetsko; and stepdaughter, Marybeth Martin. She is survived by her husband, Daniel (Dino) Mastronardi, Binghamton; children, Julianne and James Steed, Binghamton, Joan and Michael Freeman, Conklin; step children, Patrice and Anthony DelGrosso, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Daniel and Gabriella Mastronardi, Binghamton, James and Kelly Mastronardi, Binghamton, Debbie and Phil Juran, Binghamton, Robert and Sue Mastronardi, Vestal, Linda and Chris Darling, Conklin, Susan and Tony Pease, Afton; grandchildren, Nathan Turrell, Lara and Oliver Fassler, Jason Turrell and Justin Turrell; and two special great-granddaughters, Adria and Aliyah Turrell; also seventeen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter from the Mastronardi family; two sisters, Helen Kinney, Syracuse and Sister M. (Jane) Ferdinand, Fayetteville, N.Y.; two brothers, James Rogers, Tampa, Fla., and Martin Hudak, Chico, Calif.; also many nieces and nephews, in-laws; and her cat, Willie. She was a retired employee of Singer-Link Corp. and a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church. She was a member of the Endwell Garden Club and the Conklin Senior Citizens. She was a great cook and loved to send leftovers home with her family. She was also a wonderful gardener and loved to travel and sew. She and Dino spent many fun-filled summers on their boat in Hibiscus Harbor on Cayuga Lake. She enjoyed getting together with her special girlfriends in the “Birthday Club.” Dolly had a sense of humor up until the very end. She was a very loving mother, wife, sister, grandma and great-grandma and we will miss her very much.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday April 4th at 8:45 a.m. at the James V. DeMarco & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson, N.Y., and continue at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the DeMarco & Son Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the American Parkinson's Disease Assoc. Inc., Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staton Island, N.Y. 10305-1425; or to the charity of your choice.
of Binghamton, N.Y.
Dorothy C. Goff Hall, 82, of Binghamton, N.Y., formerly of New Milford, Pa., passed away Friday, March 28, 2008, at Elizabeth Church Manor, Binghamton, N.Y. Born August 25, 1925 in Montrose, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Carl T. Carlsen and Thelma (Yeomans) Carlsen Gere. She was a member of New Milford United Methodist Church. She was a retiree from Singer Link, enjoyed reading and visits from family and friends. Dorothy was a wonderful mom and grandma and will be truly missed. May her struggles finally be over and may she be at peace and in good health for eternity. Survivors include husband, Robert Hall; her children and their spouses, Bill and Connie Goff, Montrose, Pa., Patricia and Dennis Chapman, Lake Ariel, Pa., Nancy Wiseman, Binghamton, Shirley and Mark Toth, Culpeper, Va., Richard and Donna L. Goff, New Milford, Ronald and Jaelynne Goff, New Milford, Dawn and Mike Baptist, North Pole, Alaska, S. Mark and Carol Hall, Binghamton, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Gerry Carlsen, Ellenton, Fla.; sister, Ruth Arnold, Gurney, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Helen Carlsen, Hallstead, Pa., Lois Carlsen, New Milford, Pa.; 26 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, her first husband, William Jerry Goff (1994); two brothers, Arthur and Carl “Bill” Carlsen; and a sister, Louise McCain, predeceased her.
Services: 11:00 a.m., Saturday at New Milford United Methodist Church, 15 Pratt Street, New Milford, Pa. Visitation: 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to either New Milford United Methodist Church, PO Box 436, New Milford, Pa. 18834; or Sky Lake Camp & Retreat Center, 501 William Law Road, Windsor, N.Y. 13865. Services have been entrusted to Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Montrose, Pa. Go to bartronmyerfuneralhome.com for directions.
of Heart Lake, Pa.
Ruth E. Kail, 85, of Heart Lake, Pa., passed away, Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose, Pa. Born June 24, 1922 in Berkshire, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late W. Leonard and Wilma (Rogers) Ball. Her husband, Karl A. Kail III, predeceased her in 1980. She attended the University of Alabama, School of Aeronautical Engineering. After college, she worked for Link Aviation in Hillcrest, N.Y., Bendix Aviation, Modern Design, and Valley Crafts, specializing in drafting and tool design. Ruth also trained with the civil air patrol and served as Special Deputy Sheriff for Susquehanna County. She was a member of The Montrose Club for several years, enjoyed hunting, alpine and cross-country skiing, and water sports. Ruth loved spending time in her vegetable garden and always had a friendly dog with her. Survivors include daughter, Doris Ann Kail, Bradenton, Fla.; sons and daughters-in-law, Karl A. and Laura Kail, Heart Lake, Pa., Charles M. and Cheryl Kail, Burlington, Vt.; grandchildren, Karl, Kearstin Meadows, Darby Kail, Jacie Knapp and Charli Crooks; great-grandchildren, Toni Crooks and Marcus Knapp; and nieces and nephews including, Nan Baker, Elk Lake, Pa., and Sue Ball, Port St. Lucie, Fla. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by brothers, W. Leonard and George Ball. Go to bartronmyerfuneralhome.com for directions.
Visitation: Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at 4-6 p.m. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Endless Mountains Health Systems Building Fund, 3 Grow Avenue, Montrose, Pa. 18801.
of Town of Fenton — (ILS)
Bessie Anna Papastrat, 78, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday morning, March 24, 2008, at her home. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter S. and Helen Callas. She is survived by her devoted husband of sixty years, Arthur Papastrat, Town of Fenton; two sons and their wives, Louis and Karen Papastrat, Yardley, Pa., and Peter and Marcia Papastrat, Endwell; two grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband, Andy Mecs and Derek Papastrat; and numerous friends. She was a retired quality assurance inspector for Singer-Link after twenty years of service. Bess enjoyed playing golf, cooking, shopping, gardening, traveling and doing crafts.
Private funeral services under the direction of the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home were held at the convenience of the family. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff at Broome Oncology for their wonderful care. Contributions may be given in Bess' memory to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society, 31 Adams Avenue, Endicott, N.Y. 13760.
Charles M. Harding, 82, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital. He is survived by his sister, Eva White; and brother, William Harding; a special nephew and his wife, Dale and Joan Simons and their son, Jay Simons; sister-in-law, Doris Briggs, Owego; brother-in-law, Albert Russell, Willseyville; sisters-in-law, Beulah Russell, Candor and Lily Newton, Hannibal; also several other nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind two special cats, Holly and Sir Duncan. Charles was most recently predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Beverly Mae Newton Harding; also three brothers, Frank Harding, Edward Harding and Thomas Harding; and a sister, Virginia Warner. Charles was a longtime member of the Grace Baptist Church. He retired from Singer Link after many years of service. He will be dearly missed by many.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 14, 2008 at Noon, at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson with Rev. Russell Smith, officiating. Burial will follow in Chenango Valley Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.