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4B Press Sun-Bulletin Tuesday, November 15, 2005 LOCAL Obituaries Obituaries are posted daily at and archived into a searchable database. I 'v. 1 Richard L. Bennett of Lake Wales, Fla. Richard L.

Bennett, 87, died Saturday, November 12, 2005, at his residence in Lake Wales, Fla. of heart failure. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y. on August 25, 1918. He was a graduate of the RCA Institute of Technology of New York City, N.Y.

He was a WWII veteran of the European Theater. He served as 1st Lieutenant at the Radar Installation in England during the war. He moved to Lake Wales 30 years ago from Vestal, N.Y. He retired in 1975 from IBM after 36 years of service as an Electronics Engineer. He was the holder of several patents including a Data Editing System and Automatic Astronomer Star measuring system.

Locally, he was a real estate agent for Century 21. He was a life member of VFW Post 2420 and was their Past Chaplin, Sr. Vice-commander and Chairman of the VFW Bingo. He was also a member of IBM Quarter Century Club, an Amateur Ham Radio Operator and former member of Lake Wales Police Volunteer Corp. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elsie L.

Bennett, Lake Wales, sons, Donald A. Bennett, Tampa, Roger P. Bennett, Raleigh, N.C. and William G. Bennett, Alpharetta, daughter, Laura Marie Slinkman, Tequesta, seven grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren.

The funeral service will be Thursday, November 17, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Wales at 1 1:00 a.m. with Military Honors. Final interment will be in the Florida National Cemetery. Donations may be made to VFW Post 2420 Scholarships Fund, Lake Wales, Fla. William J.

Subik, Jr. of Binghamton William J. Subik, 79, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, November 12, 2005, at Lourdes Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (today) at 9 a.m. from the Sedlock Funeral Home, 161 Clinton Street, and at 9:30 a.m.

at SS. Cyril's Church where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will be in Slovak Catholic Cemetery. The family requests that those wishing make memorial contributions in his name to the Broome County Humane Society. John Baker of Binghamton John Baker, 73, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 11, 2005, at the Willow Point Nursing Home.

He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Florence Baker; brothers, Bob, Jim and Bill; special brother-in-law, Snook Hammond. He is survived by his loving wife and caregiver, June Baker; three sons and one daughter-in-law, John Plotts, Kevin and Bonnie Baker, Scott Baker; one daughter, Michele and fiance, Terry Richards: nine grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren, five brothers-in-law and spouses, two sisters-in-law and spouses, several nieces, nephews and cousins. John attended Belden Bethel Chapel Church, Harpursville, and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army and Air Force. John was a wonderful grandfather and poppi who will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the J.F. Rice Funeral Home, 150 Main Johnson City, on Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. William E. Fowler, Pastor of Belden Bethel Chapel Church, will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of the services. Diane D. Monahan of Apalachin Diane D.

Monahan, 68, of Apalachin, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 13, 2005, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton. She was predeceased by her husband, James R. Monahan; a son, Shawn C. Monahan; parents, Chet and Marcelle Arps; and a brother, Michael Arps. She is survived by a son, Todd J.

and Casey Monahan, McGraw, N.Y.; daughter, Kelly and Kevin Lane, Apalachin; daughter, Quinn Monahan Smith, Endicott; a special daughter, Pat and Jim Perry, Vestal; grandchildren, Rory and Mariah Lane, Apalachin, Shawnte and Shayna Smith, Endicott, Ian and Charlotte Russell, McGraw, N.Y., Griffin Perry; her companion pet dog, Sam; extra-special friend, Sally Lane; special friends, Jane Darling, Gloria Fisher, Barb White; family, brothers and sisters-in-law, Philip and Joyce Monahan, Merle Monahan (Cindy Symons), Delores Fisher, Beverly Johnston, Phyliss Davis, Shirley and Tom Resheski, Darlene and Gib Krentz; aunt and uncle, Louie and June Arps; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Diane left this world with the dignity and grace that exemplified every facet of this most remarkable woman. She possesed a goodness and pureness of spirit that touched all who were in her presence. Diane and her adoring husband led an adventurous life that included an extended residence in Germany and travels throughout the world. She was a proud and active member of the Vestal Elkd Club 2508 B.P.O.E.

Among her primary joys were music, literature, art and any chance to indulge her considerable gambling skills. Her generousity was legendary and her thirst for life in all its glory, immense. May she finally be absolutely free. The family wishes to apologize to any member of the family or friend who was not included in this notice. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday at the Coleman Daniels Funeral Home, 434 Apalchin.

The Rev. William G. Coffas of Blessed Trinity Parish will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery Apalachin. The family will receive friends 11:30 a.m.

to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Those wishing may make contributions to the Apalachin Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 572, Apalachin, N.Y. 13732, the Vestal Elks Club 2508 B.P.O.E.

2072 Vestal Parkway West, Vestal, N.Y. 13850, or to the American Heart Association, 530 West Church Elmira, N.Y. 14960. Elizabeth V. Lee of Newark Valley Elizabeth V.

Lee, 94, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2005, at Our Country Parlour where she has resided for the past year. Born on July 29, 191 1 in London, England, Elizabeth was a daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Kerridge) Cripps. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Derek R. and Katherine Lee Newark Valley and daughter Pauline Neilan, Hamilton, Scotland. Also surviving are her seven grandchildren and their spouses, Janice (Lee) and Peter Balzer, Raytown, Missouri, Dorcen (Lee) and Ed Maggiacomo, Pleasant Valley, N.Y., Sylvia (Lee) and John Riegel, Newark Valley, Steven and Anne Marie Neilan, Christo- her and Manisha Neilan, Eng-and, Colin and Leslie Neilan and Ian Neilan, Scotland; her seven loving greatgrandchildren and her extended family at Our Country Parlour who provided Elizabeth with very kind and loving care.

Elizabeth was a former nurse's assistant at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital in Syracuse. She was an avid reader, enjoyed classical music, flower gardening, knitting, sewing, needlework and traveling. She especially enjoyed shopping for her grandchildren. A time of remembrance and visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mac-Pherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley.

A memorial service will follow there at 4 p.m. with Pastor David Heckman, of the United Church of Christ, UCC, Newark Valley and Pastor Douglas Hill, of the Union Center Christian Church, officiating. Those wishing may kindly consider directing memorials to the church or charity of choice in memory of Elizabeth V.Lee. Mary Eggers Hoal of Windsor Mary Eggers Hoal, loving mother and devoted wife, passed away peacefully at her home, to be with her Lord, on Sunday, November 13, 2005. She was predeceased by her husbands, Frank Atkinson and Henry Eggers; a daughter, Joan Hawkins; and her brothers, John, Andy, Benny and Henry Dulski.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Hoal; her children, Whilda Cronin, Phillip Atkinson, Marvin Atkinson, Douglas Atkinson and Darlene Distler; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; her sisters, Sally Smith, Helen Polisky and Whilda Urban; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary had been a resident of Windsor for the last thirty years and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Vestal, and the First United Methodist Church of Windsor. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, 1 1 a.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, 709 Main Vestal with the Rev. Lawrence Hendrix officiating.

Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. There will be a time of visitation at the church from 10 to 1 1 a.m. on Thursday. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 59 Court Binghamton, N.Y. 13901.

honored I rjijlpity PB0VIDER Wm. R. Chase Son Funeral Directors 88 tt St. Windsor, NY13865 655-1234 Joseph F. Skoviera of Endwell Joseph F.

Skoviera, 9 1 formerly of Endwell, N.Y., passed away Saturday evening, November 12, 2005 at Elizabeth Church Manor, Binghamton, N.Y. Joseph was born in Iron-wood, on September 7, 1914, a son of the late John and Mary (Amzurek) Skoviera. His wife of 35 years predeceases him, Anna Mary (Shimo) Skoviera; along with his two sisters, Ann McDowell, Kathleen Pelshaw; three brothers, George, John and Michael Skoviera. Survivors include his daughter, Anna M. Kavulich and her husband, Ronald, Endwell, N.Y.; her sons, Joseph M.

Skoviera and his wife, Judy, Marble Falls, Francis F. Skoviera and his wife, Mary Ellen of Tampa, his daughter, Mary Novinger and her husband, Peter, Longmont, his loving eight grandchildren, Kristen Riesenberger and her husband James, Gregory Kavulich, Julie Blauth and her husband, Chris, Aaron Skoviera, Jennifer Skoviera, Michael Skoviera, Annamarie Novinger and Christopher Novinger; five greatgrandchildren, James and Braydan Riesenberger, Erin, Alex and Morgan Blauth; three brothers, Steve Skoviera, Iron-wood, Andrew of Hurley, and Sam of Kimball, sisters, Helen Smithson, Glenfora, Cailf. and Mary Lakin, Chicago, 111. Joseph was a veteran of WWII, serving five years with the U.S. Army.

He was also a member of Christ the King Church, Endwell, N.Y. He retired from E.H. Titchner, Binghamton, N.Y. after 31 years as a model maker for research and development. Joe was an avid fisherman.

He enjoyed reading, cooking, woodworking and gardening. His family will dearly miss him. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 17, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. at the Coleman Daniels Funeral Home, 300 East Main Endicott, and at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 1501 Davis End-well, where a Funeral Mass will be offered.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in Joseph's memory to the Hospice Unit at Lourdes Hospital, 169 Riverside Binghamton, N.Y. 13905. The family wishes to thank caregivers at Elizabeth Church Manor and Lourdes Hospice.

Obits Funeral Notices Kimberlv Lee Sites of Unadilla, N.Y. Kimberly Lee Sites, 18, of Unadilla, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday afternoon, November 12, 2005. from injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was born January 30, 1987, daughter of James Sites and Sandra VanKeuren in Stamford, N.Y. Kim attended Unatego Central School and was very active in sports, especially basketball, soccer and softball.

She was also employed by Taxi in Oneonta. Kim is survived by father, James Sites and Debra Bush, Unadilla; mother, Sandra VanKeuren and Dale Schneegas, Milford; paternal grandparents, William and Ka-thryn Sites. Sidney; maternal grandmother. Donna Quackenbush. Oneonta; maternal grandmother.

Rose VanKeuren, Stamford; two brothers, Larry anKcuren, Mil-ford, Eric Meade, Harpersfield; two sisters, Nicole Hannon. Holmesville, Jessica Hannon, Rockdale; aunts and uncles, Chester and Janet Sites, Norwich, Priscilla Mitchell, Sidney, Margaret Porter, Oneonta, Wil-liauf Sites. Ill, Oneonta, Donnie and Erica Green, Sidney, Jamie VanKeuren, Cobleskill, Melissa VanKeuren, Jefferson, Joseph Hclwig, Cobleskill; several cousins. Friends may call Wednesday, November 16, 2005, the family-will be in attendance from 6 to 8 p.m. at C.H.

Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main Sidney. Funeral services will be held Thursday. November 17, 2005, in CH. Landers Funeral Chapel at 1 1 a.m. Rev.

David Steensma, Pastor of the Wells Bridge Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Masonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Kim's name to Unadilla Eagle Explorers Post 1 Unadilla, N.Y. Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

Ann L. Dooley of Susquehanna, Pa. Ann L. Dooley, 80, of Susquehanna, went home to the Lord on November 14, 2005. She was predeceased by her husband.

Robert G. Dooley, in 1989; her parents, Delos and Mary Elizabeth (Myrtie) Car-rington; and her brother, Jack Carrington. Ann is survived by a daughter, Mary Jo and Clay Weaver, Susquehanna; four sons. Thomas and Anne Dooley, Susquehanna, Joseph Dooley, Susquehanna and fiance, Mary Ann Wagner, Vestal, N.Y., Martin and Rose Dooley, Johnson City and Daniel and Luanne Dooley, Hallstead, nine grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren, Renae and Tom McNair. Jennifer and John Yannone, Logan and Keeton, Christopher Weaver and Michelle Miller, Alyssa Biondo, Michael and Liza Dooley, Kerstin, Elizabeth Dooley, Meghan and Joanna Dooley and Lynette Dooley; brothers-in-law, Edward and Romayne Dooley, Joseph Canini; sister-in-law, Marina and Raymond Kimble; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, especially Marge Googe and Jean Stone.

Ann was a career employee of Barnes Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna. After her retirement, Ann continued to care for people by her volunteer work. Ann was a dedicated parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church, Susquehanna, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Ann was a symbol of love and strength and will be forever remembered by her many friends and family.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 9 a.m. at the Hennessey's Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna and at 9:30 a.m. at St. John's Church, Susquehanna, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by the Rev. Robert Simon.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Susquehanna, Pa. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from-2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The family would like to thank the very caring staff of Barnes Kasson Hospital and Barnes Kasson SNF for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Pro-Life Committee, or Barnes Kasson SNF.

Charitv Dunham Seifert of Vestal On November 12, 2005 our loving wife and mother, Charity Dunham Seifert, 78, died suddenly at Lourdes Hospital. Charity is survived by her husband of 57 years, Edward F. Seifert; and her children, Randolph, Richard, Robin, Rayne and Russell, who were all with her at her passing. She leaves behind 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Delbert, George, Franklin, Jane and Betsy. A memorial service in her remembrance will be held 1 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 3505 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, N.Y. 13850 with the Reverend Olu Harding officiating. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Calvary United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Expressions of sympathy for the Seifert family may be forwarded to

Arrangements for the family are directed by the DeMunn Funeral Home. David Panella of Endicott David Panella, 44, of Endicott, passed away peacefully at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, November 13, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Kim (Stevens) Panella; two sons, Ryan Panella and Thomas Babco*ck; his parents, Ronald and Jeanne Panella; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony and Heidi and Paul and Kellie, all of Endicott; also numerous other family and friends. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Endicott, was employed by Mateo Electric, a member of IBEW Local 325, Local 158 Iron Workers, the Mainline Cyclist Club, Philadelphia, TVC Bike Club, the Cyclist Combating Cancer Group, was an avid cyclist, a former Black Belt student of Hidy Ochiai. David was also a graduate of Union-Endicott High School Class of '79.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, 9:30 a.m. from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Anna Yuricek of Johnson City Anna Yuricek, 88, of Johnson City, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 13, 2005, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, John Yuricek, Jr. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Marie Yuricek, Sunset Beach, N.C.; three grandchildren, LuAnne DeSantis and her husband, Tim, Alexandria, Jonathan Yuricek and his wife, Danette, Shallotte, N.C., Jeremy Yuricek and his fiancee, Ana Marroquin, both of New York City, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Abel; her sister, Olga Kotasek, Endicott; two special nieces, Marguarite Anechiarico and her husband, Anthony, Patty Ciotoli and her husband, Michael; also several other nieces and nephews. She was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Binghamton. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 9:45 from the Leon Pucedo Funeral Home, 1905 Watson Endicott, and at 10:30 a.m.

at Ascension Lutheran Church. Entombment will be in Riverhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Pucedo Funeral Home, Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Yuricek may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, 324 Clinton Binghamton, N.Y.

13905. Robert W. Keat of Binghamton Robert W. Keat, 87, of Binghamton, passed away after a long illness with cancer on Sunday, November 13, 2005. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Edith Keat; and a sister, Orpah Walker.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Emma Keat; his children, Susan Keat. John Keat and Kinnarone Outhaythip; grandchildren, Geraldine Robinson and Alexis Keat; sister-in-law, Mary Gifford; several nieces, nephews and friends. He served in the U.S. Army during WWTl. He was employed by the Binghamton Psychiatric Center for over thirty years.

Bob enjoyed vacationing, baseball, listening to his extensive music collection and reading books. He enjoyed eating lunch at the Greenman Senior Center. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 1 1 a.m. at the Wm. R.

Chase Son Funeral Home, 44 Exchange Street, Binghamton with Rev. Judy Wanck officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in Bob's memory to Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Binghamton, N.Y. 13901. WnR.Cliase&SonFunernl Directors 44 Exchange St, Brighamton, NY 13901 724-4867 Marian Ward of Johnson City Marian Ward, 87, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 13, 2005, at the Susquehanna Nursing Home. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard. She is survived by two sons, Bruce Ward and his partner, Cyndy of Kirkwood and Donald Ward and his wife, Gloria of Johnson City; her daughter, Linda and her husband, Bud Vaughan of Binghamton; four grandchildren, George Ward, Michelle Vaughan, Joe Vaughan and his wife, Casey and Heather Vaughan; four greatgrandchildren, Katie, Tyler and Justin Vaughan and JJ Vinal; a sister, Marjorie Snyder; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday 10 a.m. at the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, 326 Prospect Street, Binghamton, with the Rev. Richard Gridley officiating. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m.

at the funeral home. The family wishes to express their sincerest appreciation to the nurses and staff of the 2nd Floor of the Susquehanna Nursing Home. Jack Docster of Binghamton Jack Docster, 79, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2005, at Good Shepherd-Fairview Home. He was predeceased by his wife. Dee; his parents, Samuel and Lillian; his son, Curt White.

He is survived by three children, John (Miryam) Docster, John Steinbrecher, Gail (Rick) Wagner; two sisters-in-law, Rita (Lloyd) Holseander and Norma Wrighter; many grandchildren; a special granddaughter, Diane Miller; greatgrandchildren, including, Brittany, a very special person; several nieces and nephews. Jack was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., August 29, 1926. He was a graduate of NY High School of Printing, and received a BS degree from City College of NY. During WW II he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served with the Free French Forces (FFI) during the Normandy invasion, during the Korean conflict he served with the U.S.

Army Signal Corps. In 1971, he relocated to Binghamton, N.Y., where he became CEO and Board Chairman of the Dodge Markham which he later purchased, the world's largest manufacturer of time cards. Jack was a longtime member of the Christ Church, Binghamton, a member of the National Association of Printing House Craftsmen, National Time Equipment Association, board member of AVRE (formally the Blind Workshop board member of Lourdes Hospital Foundation, Binghamton Club (past president), Cosmos Club. Jack was listed in Who's Who in American Business and a recipient of the Binghamton University Alumni Distinguished Service Award. He received a heart transplant on December 13, 1993 and worked hard to spread the word for organ donations, becoming a member of the Organ Transplant Support Group.

His motto in life was "I tried." Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church, 10 Henry Binghamton. The Rev. John R. Martinichio will officiate.

Burial will be at Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Docster Family Scholarship, CO Binghamton University Foundation. State University of NY, PO Box 6005, Binghamton, N.Y. 13902, or the Christ Church Building Fund.

Arrangements are by the Ernest H. Parsons Funeral Home, Inc..

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