Obituaries

Arleen Marie (Kreger) Button
90, of Mansfield, PA passed
on October 8, 2021.
Theron H. “Sonny” Thompson
92, of Elkland, PA passed
on October 8, 2021.
Gary Lee “Skip” Huggler Jr.
38, of Galeton, PA passed
on October 8, 2021.
Richard R. Voorhees
66, of Beaver Dams, NY passed
on October 8, 2021.
Joyce C. (Miller) Blank
88, of Burdett, NY passed
on October 9, 2021.
Georgia (Wicks) Sargent
85, of Tioga, PA passed
on October 9, 2021.
H. Jeanette Wynick
90, of Harrison Valley, PA passed
on October 9, 2021.
Merrill M. “Mike” Mischke
76, of Mansfield, PA passed
on October 10, 2021.
Marjorie Louise (Crittenden) Brion
82, of Mansfield, PA passed
on October 10, 2021.
Raymond L. “Butch” Hall III
70, of Elmira, NY formerly of Millerton, PA passed on October 11, 2021.
Kevin Scott Ruggiero
59, of Genesee, PA formerly of
Lansdale, PA passed
on October 12, 2021.
Michael Monroe Mader
64, of Covington, PA passed
on October 12, 2021.
Doris (McKay) Sherman Arzberger
80, of Mainesburg, PA passed
on October 13, 2021.
William E. Parry, Jr.
74, formerly of Athens, PA passed on October 13, 2021.
Theodore A. “Ted” Bennett
90, formerly of Elmira, NY passed
on October 14, 2021.
Kathleen C. Wigsten
61, of Cayuta, NY passed
on October 15, 2021.
Tina (Canfield) Kent
60, of Watkins Glen, NY passed
on October 15, 2021.
Dorothy Louise (Grove) Shick
89, of Lambs Creek, PA passed
on October 15, 2021.
Sandra J. Bennett-Ross
71, of Lawrenceville, PA passed
on October 15, 2021.
Gordon W. Gaylord
66, of Horseheads, NY passed
on October 17, 2021.
Kent L. Slocum
83, of Elkland, PA passed
on October 17, 2021.
Jean C. (Rabaioli) Reese
82, of Wellsboro, PA passed on
October 17, 2021.
Earl L. Manning
81, of Westfield, PA passed
on October 17, 2021.

 Walter D. Dilly, Sr.

age 74, of Tioga, PA, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at his home. He was born on March 15, 1948 in Marion County, WV, a son of Stanley William and Nellie M. (Sloan) Dilly. Walter was a tank operator for Corning Inc. He enjoyed scratch off lottery tickets and crossword puzzles. Walter is survived by his children, Walter (Florence) Dilly, Jr. Savona, NY, Tina (Jack) Rothenburgh of Lawrenceville, PA, David (Patsy) Dilly of Lawrenceville, PA, Michael (Brenda) Dilly of Lawrenceville, PA; stepdaughter, Jean (Daniel) Taber of Tioga, PA; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; four step grandchildren; six step great grandchildren; and two sisters, Genevieve Stock of Wellsboro, PA, and Betty Knapp of Lawrenceville, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law, April Dilly; a sister, Helen Knapp; five brothers, Raymond Dilly, Roy Dilly, Bill Dilly, Bob Dilly, and Stanley Dilly, Jr.; a step grandson, Dennis Gee, Jr.; common law wife, Gertrude Braster. Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 1-2pm at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will follow immediately at 2:00pm. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. b

Merrill M. “Mike” Mischke

age 76, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born on July 28, 1945, in Elgin, IL, a son of Bernhardt F. and Elfreide (Heinrich) Mischke. Mike was the husband of Marsha A. (Phippen) Mischke. He was a veteran of the US Navy, and a member of Bakerburg Community Church. Mike worked for 16 years as a custodian for the Southern Tioga School District. He later worked as a greeter at Walmart and served on the committees for the Mansfield 4th of July Celebration and the Fabulous 1890s Weekend. Mike was a volunteer fireman for Mansfield Hose Company and a first responder in Wellsville, NY. He and Marsha also volunteered at the Mansfield Food Pantry. Mike is survived by his wife, Marsha; daughters, Paula (James) Arvin of Blanchard, PA, and Katherine (Chris) Hemenway of Mansfield, PA; sister, Merrilly (Karl) Outram of Columbia, IN; four grandchildren, Sean (April) Simpson, Stephanie (Tom) Gleason, April (Matt) Jerome, and Nicole Hemenway and family; five great grandchildren, Daniel and Ryan Jerome, Rylee and Averii Gleason, and Laura Lee Simpson; half brother-in-law, Steven (Sandy) Martin of Farmington, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers-in-law, Kenneth Phippen, Ron Phippen, Bruce Martin, and Larry Martin. A private funeral service will be held at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with Pastor Paul Binkley officiating. Burial will take place in the Bath National Cemetery in Bath, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s name to Bakerburg Community Church, 197 Gray Valley Rd., Mainesburg, PA. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. b

Michael Monroe Mader

age 64, of Covington, PA, passed away at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. He was born on June 25, 1957, in Williamsport, PA, a son of Albert and Margaret (Smith) Mader. He was a maintenance employee for Walmart. Michael also served in the Marines. Michael is survived by three sons, Jason Mader of Williamsport, PA, Corey (Anita) Mader of Utah, and Lance Ryan (Shawna) Mader of Covington, PA; two daughters, Jasmine Mader of Mansfield, PA, and Alexis Marie Eldridge of Covington, PA; many grandchildren; a special friend and caregiver, Kelly Benedict, and her children, Mitchell Porter of Loman, NY, Danielle Kennedy of Westfield, PA, Andrew Porter of Loman, NY, and Kelly’s husband, Robert Benedict. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest, Frank, and John; and a sister, Violet. In honoring Michael’s wishes, there will be no services. Contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. b

 

 

 

Doris (McKay) Sherman Arzberger

age 80, of Mainesburg, PA, passed away on October 13, 2021 at her home. She was born on July 2, 1941 in Blossburg, PA a daughter of Harry and Luella (O’Dell) McKay. Doris was a member of Bakerburg Community Church and enjoyed daily devotions. She was devoted to her dog, Patsy and was an unpublished author. Doris enjoyed crocheting. She worked as a CNA for Bradford County Manor for 17 years. Doris is survived by her son, Rusty (Tammy) Sherman of Roseville, PA; three daughters, Dusty (Robert) Frost of Mansfield, PA, Candy (Jamie) Spencer of Mainesburg, PA, Ginger (Rodney) Spencer of Mainesburg, PA; stepson, James (Jean) Sherman, Jr. of Scranton, PA; eighteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and a sister, Lucy (Joe) Sargeant. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Sherman in 1992 and her second husband, Richard Arzberger in 2020; a brother, Harry McKay, Jr.; and a grandson, Joshua Spencer in 2000. Friends and family were invited to call on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 1-2pm at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. A funeral service was followed immediately at 2pm with Pastor Bill Pepper officiating. Burial will take place in State Road Cemetery in Mainesburg, PA. Memorial contributions can be made to Second Chance Animal Care Sanctuary 725 Gee Rd. Tioga, PA 16946. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. b

Sandra J. Bennett-Ross

age 71, of Lawrenceville, PA, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on August 29, 1950, in Montour Falls, NY, a daughter of Donald and Betty (Stradley) Bennett. Sandra was the wife of David Ross. She worked for Corning Inc. and enjoyed sewing and quilting. Sandra is survived by her husband; her father; three sons, Stephen “Jamie” Wheaton of GA, Jefferey (Hope) Wheaton of Addison, NY, and Bradley Brown of Auburn, NY; a daughter, Colleen (Ernest) Pozzi of Towanda, PA; thirteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; five brothers, Lon (Bonnie) Bennett of AL, Cliff (Beth) Bennett of Corning, NY, Tim (Amy) Bennett of AL, David (Shelley) Bennett of FL, and Don Bennett of Elmira, NY; three sisters, Donna (Sonny) Warriner of Addison, NY, Dawn (Eddie Whalen) Harris of Lindley, NY and Cathy Bennett of PA. She was preceded in death by a son, Brett Brown (2021), and a daughter, Stacie Jo Brown (2001). Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life to be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M at the Addison American Legion Post 730, 85 Maple St., Addison, NY with Pastor Scott Towner speaking. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. b

 

 

 

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