David J Mowry
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David J. Mowry

David Mowry passed away peacefully at Mercy House on June 12th, 2023 in Endicott, NY at the age of 87.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra; children, Tim, Tammy and Tonia; and nine grandchildren.

David was born on August 20th, 1935 in PA to Grover and Lydia Mowry. He grew up with his siblings Steven, Belva and Lester. He attended Owego Free Academy and helped out on the family farm. After graduating, he was drafted into the military for 2 years. He then married the love of his life and sunshine Sandra Wisdom on May 25th, 1963. David worked for NYSEG as an Equipment Operator for 33 years. He was also an active and devout member of the Conklin Presbyterian Church, coaching youth basketball and singing in the choir.

Those closest to him would recall how strong, yet gentle and kind he was. David cared deeply for his family and spent his years working and watching his kids and grandkids grow up. He loved spending time at the Lake.

The funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20th at 10:00 AM at Conklin Presbyterian Church, with a reception to follow burial. Calling hours will be at Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc on Monday, June 19th from 5:00-7:00 PM. All are welcome to attend the funeral and/or hours to celebrate David’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mercy House at 212 N McKinley Ave, Endicott, NY (in memory of David Mowry). The family would like to thank the hospital staff at Wilson and staff at Mercy House for their care and support.

John J. Toth
Lake Shore Dr

John J. Toth

John J. Toth, of New Milford, PA, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2023 at Allied Hospice in Scranton, PA. John is predeceased by his wife, Georgia (Bloss), brother, Francis. He is survived by: his daughter, Tana (Robert) Gannon; grandchildren, Grant, Carlene, Lillian; his partner, Lynn Spaulding;  sister, Eleanor (Nicholas) DeBellis several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was born in Bethlehem, PA, graduated from Hellertown High in 1962, He served in the U.S. Navy and married his childhood sweetheart since the 8th grade, and played in the 60’s and 70’s in the band called The Toppers. His working path led him through: Executive Sales with Bethlehem Steel, an Electrician with P P & L, and then a Licensed Realtor working with his wife at Real Estate America, and from the 1980’s until 2000 he and his wife owned and ran the New Tripoli Plaza. He was a man of all trades who will be sorely missed.

The family will welcome friends at his home on Page Lake from 3-6pm Friday May 26, 2023 located 4125 St Rt 492, New Milford, please park across the street from his house. Express condolences online at and in Lieu of flowers consider donations to American Diabetes Assn. in his memory. Arrangements are with Savage Funeral Service.

Kevin O’Neil
Lake Shore Dr

Kevin J. O’Neil

Kevin James O’Neil, 67, of New Milford Lakeside, PA was called home to be with the Lord on February 15, 2023. He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Lisa; by his daughters, Danelle (Shane) Decker and Kelsey (Craig) Price; four grandchildren, Jaxson, Alex, Quinn, and Corey; two sisters, Deborah (Ed) Ucci and Nancy (Ted) Loomis; sisters-in-law, Theresa (Brian) Hinkley and Kevin (Tracy) Tross; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Eleanor O’Neil.

Kevin was a commercial truck driver for 40 years with Samuel Son & Company/KIM-TAM Logistics. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed golfing and hunting. Kevin was generous with his time and knowledge, always willing to help anyone with a project. He found a little slice of Heaven on earth at Page Lake, on East Shore Drive, surrounded by family and friends. Lisa was the love of his life, best friend, and soul mate. Together they built a beautiful life, raised two “favorite” daughters, who gave him his most precious gift, his grandchildren and the title of “Gran.”

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors and staff who cared for Kevin during his courageous health battle.


Ron Wendling
East Shore Dr.


WENDLING RONALD C. February 6, 2023, of Wynnewood, PA. Beloved husband of 56 yrs of Mary Frances Lynch Wendling. Devoted father of Jennifer Wendling and Margaret Wendling Bacheler. Also survived by his brother-in-law Jack Coyle. He is predeceased by his sister, Patricia Wendling Coyle. Dr. Wendling worked as an English Professor in the English Dept. of St. Joseph’s University for 34 years. In lieu of flowers, or gifts, donations in Ronald’s memory can be made to the Jesuit Northeast Province : McCONAGHY F.H., Ardmore

“He loved the 22 summers he spent at Page Lake and the companionship he found there. ” Margaret Bacheler


Charlotte Dean Bush
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Charlotte Dean Bush

Charlotte Dean Bush, 66, of Endwell, NY, passed away after a short illness on Saturday, December 24, 2022, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY. She was predeceased by her parents, Leo and Marjorie Dean; her grandparents, Fred and Pearl Dean, George and Nellie Nichols; her aunts, Betty Brecht, Anna (Fred) Stiles, Rita (Tom) Lacey; her in-laws, George A. and Mary E. Bush. She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Mickey Bush; her adoring daughters, Jennifer (Christopher) Yurko, Jessica (Kyle) Goldcamp; her precious grand-children, who meant the world to her, Mackenzie and Ellison Yurko, Lucas, Graham and Trent Goldcamp; her sister, Kathryn (Charles) Fuller; her nephews, Gregory (Katie) Fuller, Scott (Samantha) Fuller, Dan Fuller (Gayle Landry); also several cousins and many dear friends. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Endicott, NY, the O.L. Davis Fire Company, Endwell, NY, and ELOCA, Endwell, NY, where she ran “Safety Town” for over 10 years; and was also a former Girl Scout Leader who mentored each girl to earn their Gold Award in her Troop. Charlotte was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who always supported her family, never missing a practice, game, championship game, recital, or any event. She will be remembered for many things, especially her big smile, her kindness, and her love of family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 29th, at 9:30 AM, from the Leon Pucedo Funeral Home, Inc., 1905 Watson Blvd., Endicott, NY, and at 10:00 AM from St. Joseph’s Church 207 Hayes Ave., Endicott, NY. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, NY. The family will receive friends at the Pucedo Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 28th, from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Charlotte’s memory may be made to St. Anthony’s Food Pantry, 906 Jenkins St., Endicott, NY 13760.

Steve Houghtalen
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Steven Ray Houghtalen

On Tuesday, October 25th, Steven Houghtalen, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many passed away peacefully at his home in Allen, TX. He was seventy-three, born to Elizabeth and Howard Houghtalen in Binghamton, NY.  It was there that Steve met Andrea.  From the time that they met Steve and Andrea were inseparable.  They were married in 1971 and raised three beautiful daughters.   

Steve was the loving father to Denise Capurso, Kristen Turner and Stacie Van Voorst.  He poured out his love to his adoring grandchildren, Leah Capurso, Catherine Capurso, Ana Turner, Ella Van Voorst and Luke Van Voorst.  They will all cherish the memories of his jokes and stories of the adventures with his brothers and sisters from his childhood. Steve’s siblings and their spouses Cheryl Larkin (Jim Larkin), Jean Hile (Steve Hile), Robert Houghtalen (Judy Houghtalen), Don Houghtalen (Jennifer Houghtalen), Tom Houghtalen (Jan Houghtalen) and Terry Meredith (Bill Meredith) will remember those stories as well as they reflect on Steve’s life.  Also, his sons-in-law Stephen Capurso, Billy Turner and Kelvin Van Voorst will have the lasting legacy of Steve’s mentorship on being loving, strong, principled fathers and husbands. 

Steve spent his entire professional career with IBM leading global engineering teams.  In the summers Steve would welcome family and friends to his and Andrea’s summer home on Page Lake in New Milford, PA for boat rides around the lake or golfing with friends at courses nearby.  Nights at the lake were spent around the campfire telling jokes and creating memories.  Steve was an active member of the St. Jude Catholic community in Allen, TX.  He had a passion for helping those who were less fortunate through his volunteer work with the homeless at the Samaritan Inn in McKinney, TX and supporting victims of domestic violence at Hope’s Door in Plano, TX.  Many lives were positively impacted by Steve’s loving and kind support.

Jeanette Williams
Warren Park Rd.

Jeanette (Striley) Williams

Jeanette (Striley) Williams passed away peacefully at Mercy House on Sunday, September 4, 2022. She was predeceased by her parents Doris (Hickling) and Harry Striley, her sisters Joyce Willis and Shirley Berdine, her brother Bob Striley and great grandson, Silas Brunza. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 66 ½ years, Dick Williams, her brother Gary (Pat) Striley, her daughters Darlene (Joe) Voltz and Dawn (Lee Tokos) Brunza. She was the best Grams to her grandchildren Scott (Adrienne Brown) Voltz, Mike (Kathy) Voltz, John (Cara Connelly) Brunza, Kelli (CJ) Fisher, Nikki (Ron) Miller, Dan (Cali Verrastro) Voltz and Kacie (Richard Bulger) Brunza. She thoroughly enjoyed her great grandchildren Jaiden, Chase, Trey, Blake Fisher, Breese, Mays, Maddox Miller, Everly Voltz and Fiona Brunza. Jean was a life long resident of Johnson City. She was a JCHS graduate and retired from there as a secretary in the Guidance Office, a job she truly loved. She was an active member of the Choconut Center United Methodist Church. Jean and Dick loved spending summers at their cottage on Page Lake. Our family would like to give our heartfelt gratitude to UHS NT3 for their care and compassion, especially her nurse, Taryn, as well as the staff at Mercy House.

Michael V. McCormick
West Shore Dr.

Michael V. McCormick

After more than ninety-eight active years of life, Michael V. McCormick
passed away at home peacefully surrounded by family and wonderful
caregivers on November 6th, 2021. As a man who always left a positive
impact, it was only fitting that Mike spent his final moments teaching us
about dying with grace and honor.
He was born on January 18, 1923 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, the sixth of
seven siblings, but the first to be born in a hospital. Growing up on a
flourishing family dairy farm, Mike had a happy childhood despite the
Depression-era times.
Mike volunteered to serve as part of the U.S. Army during WWII (1943-1945)
in Southeast Asia. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal and during his service he was
awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Service Medal, Asia-Pacific Theater Service Medal
with four Bronze Stars and the Victory Medal.
Upon returning to the States, he resumed his 43-year career with IBM. He started as an apprentice
toolmaker and after finishing his education, he became a product design Engineer. His professional life
began in Endicott, N.Y., moved to Charlotte, N.C. and concluded in West Palm Beach, FL. before he
retired with family in Fort Washington, PA for 36 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret “Marge” (Gallick) McCormick in December 2010. His
death also brings the end of an era for the McCormick family, with him being the last representative of
his generation. Mike is survived by loving children Nancy Malone and her husband Mick of Fort
Washington, Michele McKibbin and her husband Paul of Maple Glen and Michael W. McCormick and his
wife Meghan (Wallen) of Clifton, VA. He was the beloved grandfather of Meghan Fitzpatrick (Brad),
Kathryn Yucha (Ben), Joseph Malone, Jessica Malone, Michael McKibbin, Morgan McKibbin, Kyle
McKibbin, Jake McKibbin, Leah McCormick, Olivia McCormick, Sam McCormick, Adriana McCormick,
Chase McCormick, Everly McCormick and Dex McCormick, beloved great grandfather of Charlie
Fitzpatrick, Cal Fitzpatrick, James Yucha, Julia Yucha and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Mike was an avid hunter, gardener, fisherman, and avid Philly sports fan. He designed and built two
homes, including a lake house in Northeastern Pennsylvania that became a favorite summer meeting
place for all. It was there that “Pop-Pop“ or “Uncle Mike” taught countless many to fish, swim, and
water ski without fail.
Most of all, he genuinely cared for everyone in his life. He always made the time to personally fix what
was broken, solve any problem and truly enjoyed the company he kept. Some of our happiest memories
(and there are too many to count) were of him and Mom on the dance floor together at a wedding,
party, or family reunion

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