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Gowdy, C. Newton  
CLIFTON SPRINGS/NEWARK - C. Newton Gowdy, 82, died Thursday (Dec. 18, 2014) at Strong Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. on Friday (Dec. 26, 2014) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark. Funeral services will be Saturday (Dec. 27, 2014) at 11 a.m. at the Clifton Springs United Methodist Church, 1 East Main Street, Clifton Springs. Burial will be in Newark Cemetery. Memorials, in his name, may be made to the Clifton Springs United Methodist Church, 1 East Main Street, Clifton Springs, NY 14432; the First United Methodist, PO Box 189, Newark, NY 14513 or the Casowasco Church Camp, 158 Casowasco Drive, Moravia, NY 13118. Mr. Gowdy was born on April 13, 1932, in Wellsville, NY, the son of Claude and Alice Quick Gowdy. After graduating from Wellsville High School in 1949, he served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed with the MPs in Germany. Returning home, Newt enrolled in the Syracuse University School of Forestry and Ranger at Wanakena in the Adirondacks. After graduation, he came to Newark to work as a surveyor with Harnish and Lookup, marrying the boss's daughter Mary Fay Lookup in 1956. He continued his education at Alfred State College and then took a job in Philadelphia. Not liking the city life, Newt returned to Newark to work for his father-in-law. He finally left to start his own businesses which he ran for many years in Penn Yan, Bath, Corning and Wellsville. Eventually he returned to Newark and opened an office in Lyons, retiring in 2006. Newt was a member of the Masonic Lodges in Wellsville, Newark and Corning. He was member of First United Methodist Church in Newark where he was a lay speaker, conference trustee and served in the hospital visitation program. While in Penn Yan, Newt was a volunteer fireman and in Newark, he was a member of the Rotary. He was involved with the local go-cart and micro sprint racing with his grandson Chuck. His family had a hunting camp near Wellsville where he became a lifelong hunter and outdoorsman. Newt loved Little League baseball and was a umpire for several years, he also enjoyed bowling and playing softball. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Fay; a son, Robert of Cairo, Ga., daughters and son-in-law, Sue and Sparky Litteer and daughter, Laura DeCracker, both of Newark; two grandsons, James Witter and Charles DeCracker; two great-grandchildren, Payten and Cole De Cracker; a sister, Sara Fitch of Friendship, NY. Newt was predeceased by his parents and a sister Stella Bower. www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Wellsville Daily Reporter on Dec. 22, 2014
Gowdy, C. Newton  
CLIFTON SPRINGS/NEWARK - C. Newton Gowdy, 82, died Thursday (Dec. 18, 2014) at Strong Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. on Friday (Dec. 26, 2014) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark. Funeral services will be Saturday (Dec. 27, 2014) at 11 a.m. at the Clifton Springs United Methodist Church, 1 East Main Street, Clifton Springs. Burial will be in Newark Cemetery. Memorials, in his name, may be made to the Clifton Springs United Methodist Church, 1 East Main Street, Clifton Springs, NY 14432; the First United Methodist, PO Box 189, Newark, NY 14513 or the Casowasco Church Camp, 158 Casowasco Drive, Moravia, NY 13118. Mr. Gowdy was born on April 13, 1932, in Wellsville, NY, the son of Claude and Alice Quick Gowdy. After graduating from Wellsville High School in 1949, he served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed with the MPs in Germany. Returning home, Newt enrolled in the Syracuse University School of Forestry and Ranger at Wanakena in the Adirondacks. After graduation, he came to Newark to work as a surveyor with Harnish and Lookup, marrying the boss's daughter Mary Fay Lookup in 1956. He continued his education at Alfred State College and then took a job in Philadelphia. Not liking the city life, Newt returned to Newark to work for his father-in-law. He finally left to start his own businesses which he ran for many years in Penn Yan, Bath, Corning and Wellsville. Eventually he returned to Newark and opened an office in Lyons, retiring in 2006. Newt was a member of the Masonic Lodges in Wellsville, Newark and Corning. He was member of First United Methodist Church in Newark where he was a lay speaker, conference trustee and served in the hospital visitation program. While in Penn Yan, Newt was a volunteer fireman and in Newark, he was a member of the Rotary. He was involved with the local go-cart and micro sprint racing with his grandson Chuck. His family had a hunting camp near Wellsville where he became a lifelong hunter and outdoorsman. Newt loved Little League baseball and was a umpire for several years, he also enjoyed bowling and playing softball. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Fay; a son, Robert of Cairo, Ga., daughters and son-in-law, Sue and Sparky Litteer and daughter, Laura DeCracker, both of Newark; two grandsons, James Witter and Charles DeCracker; two great-grandchildren, Payten and Cole De Cracker; a sister, Sara Fitch of Friendship, NY. Newt was predeceased by his parents and a sister Stella Bower. www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Wellsville Daily Reporter on Dec. 22, 2014
Mackmer, Deborah Jean "DJ"  
BELFAST - Deborah Jean "DJ" Mackmer, 62, of 13 Chestnut St., passed away, unexpectedly, Monday (Dec. 22, 2014), at her home, following a brief illness. Born March 27, 1952, in Brockport, N.Y., she was the daughter of Clayton and Edna Cook Wallace. On Dec. 8, 1973, in Collins Center, N.Y., she married the Rev. Robert J. Mackmer, who survives. DJ had grown up in Perrysburg, N.Y., where she attended Gowanda Central School and in 1970 was a graduate there. She then went on to Roberts Wesleyan College, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Nursing. After graduating she was employed at several area hospitals as an RN. including Bertrand-Chaffee Hospital, Gates Memorial Hospital in Rochester and most recently Cuba Memorial Hospital. Moving to Belfast in 2001 where her husband was pastor of the Belfast Free Methodist Church, she enjoyed playing the organ in the church, and visiting with the many friends in the church and the Belfast area. She enjoyed needle pointing and craft work, making her own wedding dress. Also she very much liked to mow yards, traveling and country gospel music. But great love was for the Lord and for her family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving besides her husband, Robert are: a son, Paul S. (Terri) Mackmer of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Rhonda L. (David) Miller of Arnold, Md.; 5 grandchildren, Jacob, Lauren, Janelle, Evan and Jalene; two sisters, Elizabeth (Revere) Perkins of Springville, and Barbara (Russell) Shefrin of Colden, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Sharon Haggadone. Friends may call at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Belfast, Friday (Dec. 26, 2014)?from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday (Dec. 27, 2014) at 1 p.m. at The Belfast United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jon Horton, pastor of the Yorkshire Free Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Belfast Free Methodist Church, Belfast, NY 14711.
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Published in Wellsville Daily Reporter on Dec. 22, 2014
Painter, Gary L.  
Gary L. Painter, 59, of North Fork, Pa., died Sunday (Dec. 21, 2014) in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. He was born May 30, 1955, in Blossburg, Pa. A 1974 graduate of Northern Potter High School, he was employed by Dresser-Rand in Painted Post, N.Y. Surviving are two daughters, Samantha (Derek) Stevens of Wellsboro, and Misty (Matt Burrell) Painter of North Fork; four grandchildren, Ali "Albert", Owen, Liam, and Lorelei; his mother, Elizabeth M. Painter of Wellsville, N.Y.; his fiance, Margaret Huggins of North Fork; three brothers, Danny Painter of Jamestown, N.Y., Lee Painter of Great Falls, S.C., and Ronnie (Karen) Painter of Wellsville, N.Y.; two sisters, Cathy (Stephen, Sr.) Foster of Wellsville, N.Y., and Cindy (Larry, Sr.) Hurler of North Fork, Pa.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Lee E. Painter; and a favorite uncle, Byron Kio. Friends may call Friday (Dec. 26, 2014) from 6–8 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, Pa., and on Saturday (Dec. 27, 2014) 10 a.m.–noon, with Funeral Services following at noon. Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family for an education fund for Gary's grandchildren. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Wellsville Daily Reporter on Dec. 22, 2014
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