Link Obituaries Obituaries of Link Retirees

John E. Sluznis

of Binghamton

John E. Sluznis, 87, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 30, 2008. He was survived by his fiancee, Eileen J. (Heslin) McNamara, until she joined him in death on October 2, 2008. His survivors include two daughters, Sylvia Schiffman, Whitney Point, Nancy Garrett, Waldorf, Md.; a son, Stephen J. Sluznis, Whitney Point; ten grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, also 17 nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Binghamton North High School. Mr. Sluznis retired with the rank of Captain with the Binghamton Fire Department after 40 years of service. He was a US Navy veteran of WWII as a Second Class Aviation Machinists Mate. He was employed at Link Aviation, Binghamton, N.Y., helping to build the first Flight Simulator used to train pilots in modern aviation. While in the Navy, John's skills were used to instruct via the Link Flight Simulator's new Navy pilots in tasks such as night flying. The work and teachings saved many pilots and aircraft, adding greatly to the war effort.

A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Paul's Church on Monday, October 6, at 1:00 p.m. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by McDevitt Bros. Funeral Home, 88-90 Front St., Binghamton, N.Y. 13905.

Edward "Ed" Munley

a resident of Friendswood, Texas — (Subcontracts)

Edward “Ed” Munley, a resident of Friendswood, Texas, for more than 30 years, died Friday September 26, 2008. His wife of 46 years is the former Patricia Loftus of Scranton.

Born June 10, 1935, in Archbald, he was the seventh of eight children of the late Edward and Martha Keifer Munley. A graduate of Archbald High School and the University of Scranton, he was an Army veteran and retired from Link Flight Simulation. He was a member of Mary Queen Catholic Church, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and American Legion Post 490.He enjoyed baseball, softball and all activities with his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Also surviving are daughter, Shannon, Watertown, Mass.; a son, Edward Patrick and wife, Sonja, League City, Texas; three grandchildren, Misty, Amanda and Edward Patrick Jr.; a sister, Betty Quinn, Archbald; a brother, Paul and wife, Sophie Munley, Sun City West, Ariz.; two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Joe Krahl, Archbald; and Daniel and Barbara Loftus, both of Moosic.He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Matichak, Ruth Tomain and Judy Krahl; and two brothers, Eugene and Clair.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Drive, Friendswood, by the Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S.

Dorothy Ann McManious

of Binghamton — (Blue Box Pilot Trainer Instructor)

D. Ann McManious, 84, currently of Binghamton, passed away on September 26, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband, Alton McManious; daughter, Tammy Beam; parents, Jean and Norman Clark; and brother, William Clark. She is survived by her children, Kim (Gary) Carlsson, Union Center, Gary Miller, Corpus Christi, Tex., Russ (Doris) McManious, Old Town, Idaho, Kerlin (Janie) McManious, Spotsylvania, Va., Judy Bender, Endicott, Kim (Steve) Chernok, Old Bridge, N.J., Carol (Charlie) Cave, Stanley, Va., Richard Beam (son-in-law), Mansfield, Ohio, and Tim (Carla) McManious, Spotsylvania, Va. She also leaves 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a niece and several nephews. She graduated from Union-Endicott High School in 1941 and served in the U.S. Navy Waves as a Link Flight Simulator Pilot Trainer from 1944-1945. She was employed for many years as a bookkeeper for McKilligan Industrial. After retirement she worked for Joel Scelsi's Law Office until his retirement. She was a remarkable person and we will all miss her.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. from the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, Inc., 300 E. Main St., Endicott. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 30, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Animal Care Council, Endicott, or a charity of your choice.

Donald E. Ulmer, Sr.

of Chenango Bridge, N.Y. — (Manufacturing PMC)

Donald E. Ulmer, Sr. passed away suddenly Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Bridgewater Rehabilitation Center. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Ruth in July 2008; his parents, Donald L. and Ruth Ulmer; and a brother, Jack Ulmer. Donald was born in Binghamton, January 4, 1920. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Wilson Starr; sons and daughter-in-law, Donald Jr. and Thelma Ulmer, David Ulmer; grandson, Kenneth and Donna Starr; granddaughter, Karen Starr; great-grandsons, Kenny and Matthew Starr; and a sister-in-law, Georgette Ulmer. He was a great Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa and will be greatly missed. He was a graduate of Binghamton North High School. He retired after 45 years of service with Link Aviation. He was a life member and past president of the Chenango Bridge Fire Co., past commander of Susquehanna Power Squadron and past member of the board of directors of the Valley Industrial Credit Union. He was a member of the Chenango Bridge United Methodist Church and he was an avid model train enthusiast.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends Monday, September 29, 2008, from 5-7 p.m. at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson, N.Y. Those wishing kindly consider memorial contributions to the Chenango Bridge Fire Co., PO Box 12, Chenango Bridge, N.Y. 13745, or the Chenango Bridge United Methodist Church, PO Box 501, Chenango Bridge, N.Y. 13745.

Robert W. Harrison

of Denver, Pa. — (Marketing)

Robert W. Harrison, 62, Denver, Pa., died September 23, 2008, in Reading Hospital, West Reading, Pa., of complications resulting from cancer. Bob was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the son of Willard N. and Margaret I. (Johnson) Harrison, Binghamton, N.Y. Bob graduated in 1963 from Chenango Forks High School and from Southern Illinois University in 1969. He served as a Captain in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; in Marketing with Link in Binghamton; as a Special Agent with the FBI; and most recently was Director of Business Development for Sechan Electronics, Inc., Lititz, Pa. In addition to his parents he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Erica (Pittman) Harrison, Reston, Va.; daughter, LCDR Holly Harrison, USCG and former wife, Margaret Monthan, both of Summerville, S.C.; and sisters, Elizabeth Ann (Ron) Peugh, Houston, Tex., and Ingrid (Jim) Croisant, Binghamton, N.Y.; as well as nieces, Ingrid (Mike) Rogers, Vestal, N.Y., Amy (Salvatore) Paolini, Endicott, N.Y., Megan Croisant, Binghamton, N.Y., Heather (Paul) Bright, Houston, Tex.; and nephew, Craig (Stephanie) Matheny, Stafford, Va.

A visitation will be held Saturday, September 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 34-38 N. Reamstown Rd., Reamstown, Pa. 17567. Inurnment with Full Military Honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, 11 a.m., Monday, December 15. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation ( or the National Audubon Society (

Albert J. Warner

of New Milford, Pa.

Albert J. Warner, 77, of New Milford, Pa., passed away September 16, 2008 at Abington Manor, Clarks Summit, Pa. He is survived by his loving wife, Harriet; his children, Dawn and Tom Douglas, Marietta, Ga., and Lee and Michele Warner, New Milford, Pa.; his grandchildren, Thomas and Meredith Douglas, Danielle and Tony Oliva, Joshua Warner, and Joel Warner; and several nieces and nephews. Albert was a member of the South New Milford Baptist Church. He loved working on his dairy farm, but he was also employed for the Hallstead Iron Foundry and Singer-Link in Binghamton.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2008, at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, Pa., with Pastor Larry Thomas officiating. Interment will be made in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. Albert's family would like to extend their gratitude for the support they have received from the South New Milford Baptist Church, and the gentle care he received from the Abington Manor staff.

Lillian "Rusty" Allen (Makowsky)

of Owego

Lillian “Rusty” Allen (Makowsky) passed away Sunday (9/14) night in the presence of her loving husband, Thomas J. Allen, her daughter and son-in-law, Wahneta and Dennis Follis. She is survived by them and two grandsons, Omega and Alpha Follis; sister, Alice and her husband, Paul Patterson; sister, Florence and her husband, Joe Evangelisti; sister-in-law, Peggy Makowsky; fantastic mother-in-law, Pauline Allen; wonderful uncle, Roger and his wife, Martha Makowsky; sister-in-law, Marcy and her husband, Jack Eschenbach; brother-in-law, Bernard and his wife, Roberta Allen; sister-in-law, Molly and her husband, Richard Poliquin; sister-in-law, Lucinda and her husband, Donald Bass; brother-in-law, David and his wife, Valerie Allen; sister-in-law, Penney and her husband, William Dalton. Bless you all. Lillian is predeceased by her parents, Henry and Helen Makowsky; brother, Robert Makowsky; a nephew, Marty.

At Lillian's wishes, there will be no viewing or traditional services. There will be a brief gathering to remember Lillian at the American Legion Post 1700 on 305 Maple Street in Endicott, N.Y. on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. You may know Mom from EJ Factory, EJ Data Room, SCI, K. Hein, Bush Transformers, Wayne Industries, Link, GE, or Interim Care. Those wishing may consider a memorial contribution to The American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 7, E. Syracuse, N.Y. 13057-0007


Leon "Ozzie" Osgood

of Binghamton Receiving — (Supervisor)

Leon “Ozzie” Osgood, 71, of Binghamton, passed away Friday evening, September 12, 2008, at home with his family at his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Leon and Josephine Osgood; and three sisters, Grace Smith, Alice Semowich and Joan Pennell. He is survived by his devoted and beloved wife of 50 years, Patricia Wanstall Osgood, Binghamton; his children, Mary Jo Shepard, Binghamton, Michael and Patricia Osgood, Mansfield, Tex., Kimberly and Bennjamin Hess, Stephanie Way; great-granddaughter, Cheyanne Way; many loved friends and neighbors and nieces and nephews. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church, Binghamton, and a retired employee of CAE-Link. Ozzie enjoyed golf at Ely Park Golf Course, played pool, chess and Texas Holdem.

Funeral services will be held at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main St., Binghamton, Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the McCormack Funeral Home Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Ozzie may be made to Lourdes Hospice Program, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, N.Y. 13850, or Fairview United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 252 Robinson St., Binghamton, N.Y. 13904

Marjorie L. Carpenter

— (Engineering)

On September 9, 2008, Marjorie went to Heaven with sister, Carole and good friend, Mary Bowell at her side. She is survived by sister, Marion Reihl, Norwich, N.Y., and Carole Carpenter, Gulph Mills, Pa.; niece, Tammy Carmike, Detroit (George); grandniece, Terra Gamota (Gino), Guilford, N.Y.; grandnephew, George Carmike III. She was a graduate of Purdue University and held advanced degrees from SUNY Binghamton. She was a member of NY State Professional Engineers and served on the State Board for several years. In retirement she was a successful Scottie Breeder. She was Past President of Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York and a member of several kennel and professional clubs.

Memorial remembrances may be made to Hospice at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, Pa.


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