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MAX H. RUSSICK JR., 55, of Rush, PA passed away August 5, 2016 after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease) in the comfort of his home with his loving wife of 33 years, Karen Brown Russick, by his side. He was born in Sayre, PA on December 3, 1960, the son of Betty and late Max Russick, Sr.
He was an employee of Procter and Gamble, Mehoopany for 32 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing softball in his spare time. He took great pleasure in coaching Little League Baseball for his sons in Rush. He also enjoyed any type of family time, whether it was playing cards or just simply watching his granddaughters playing. Max is survived by his wife, Karen Russick of home; his two sons, Max Russick III (Bryna Donnelly) of East Greenville, PA and Matthew Russick of Rushville, PA, his daughter MaKaya (Tim) Williams of Springville, PA, and four granddaughters, Hailey, Mya, Morgan, and Maxanna Williams. He is also survived by his mother, Betty Russick of Tunkhannock, PA; four sisters, Darlene (Dick) Salsman, Meshoppen, PA, Gaylene Mowry (Mike Park), Retta, PA, Penny (Kevin) Stockholm, Elk Lake, PA, and Dixie Russick of Utah; sister-in-laws Connie (Dave) Lippner, Lakeland, FL, Diana (Ronnie) Schoonover, Meshoppen, PA, Laura Lee Baker, Wyalusing, PA, Mary Lou (Sam) Smith, Meshoppen, PA, and Becki Smith, Dallas, PA; brother-in-laws Alden (Virginia) Brown, Clapper Hill, PA, Tim (Sandy) Brown, Montrose, PA, Denny (Linda) Brown, Wylausing, PA. He has many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins that were all dear to his heart. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his father/mother- in-law, Doris and Floyd Brown, Black Walnut, Pa, brother-in-laws Wilbert Brown, Gary Brown, David Baker, and George Smith, Clarence Williams, niece Brandi Johnson and nephew Ryan Salsman. Funeral services for Max will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Sheldon Funeral Homes, SR 6, Meshoppen, PA with Lay Minister Vickie Ellis of the South Auburn and Beaver Meadows Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Rush Center Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Max’s name to the Rush Athletic Association, c/o Jen Ramey, 31 State Route 858, Lawton, PA. Thank you to our extended family Mary Pat, Helen, Amy, Kim, Jennifer, and Sarah from Hospice of the Sacred Heart. –Towanda Daily Review 8/8/2016

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A man rides past us with a falcon in his hands. The falcon hunt is still the favorite sport here. We are followed by flocks of meddling crows and ravens. We remember how in Mongolia you sometimes have to shoot them to rid yourself of the innumerable flocks of crows that attack the horses. We are going along the Kara-kum sands—meaning the black sands. A layer of chipped stones and pebbles gives a grayish pearly surface to the desert. At the left the masses of mountains continue. It is strange to think that beyond these mountains is already Russian Turkestan, and that these ranges end in the heights of Pamir. It is the first day, after three months, when the desert is really beautiful, colorful and varied. And the blue sky adorns itself with an especially subtle design of feathery white cloudlets. Upon the crests of the mountains the snow glitters. The pink foothills disappear into a blue mist out of which emerges the outline of the ridges. A bright day.

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The day ended with a shamal. Gigantic clouds of dust like an invisible transmigration of the peoples. One must know also this threatening image of Asia. Where else are there such extremities of heat and frost? Where else are the winds so unbearable after midday? Where are the rivers so treacherous when they overflow during the floods and where are the sands so pitiless? And where else is the gold not removed from the banks? Where else are so many skulls gleaming white under the sun? The broad hand of Asia!

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LEONARD L. YAUDES was born November 12, 1930 in Charleston Township, Wellsboro, PA to Romaine and Chloe (Jacobs) Yaudes. He passed away July 25, 2016. He is survived by his beloved nieces and nephews, including: Bob (Maddy) Bartlett of Mansfield, PA, Henry (Betty) Bartlett of Covington, PA, O. Richard Bartlett of Hughesville, PA, Dorland Hanford of Williamsport, PA; Sheila Bucher of Robensonia, PA; Debra McDowell of Sligo, PA; Paula (David) Nees of Whitewater, WI; Jeffrey Reynolds of Mansfield, PA; Janet (Scott) Ackerman of Elmira, NY; Cynthia Yaudes of Bloomington, IN; sister-in-law, Nancy Yaudes of Williamsport, PA; and many great nieces and nephews, including: Mallory Nees of Chicago, IL; Laura Ackerman of Buffalo, NY; and Samantha Ackerman of Wahiawa, HI. He was so very proud of all of them and loved them dearly. Leonard had many wonderful friends, including special friends, John Root of Pine City, NY and Cindy Haigh of Elmira, NY. Leonard was the youngest of ten children and was raised on a farm in Charleston Township. He loved returning to visit the area of his boyhood home, visiting relatives and enjoying the countryside. He graduated from Charleston School in 1948 and served with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean Conflict 1951-1954 in the 20th Engineer Brigade near La Rochelle, France. This experience gave him the opportunity to travel widely in Europe and he especially loved his visits to Austria, Germany and France. He graduated from Mansfield State Teacher's College (Mansfield University) in 1958, and taught briefly in Chicago, IL before returning to teach Junior High School History courses in the Elmira City School District. He went on to receive two advanced degrees from Elmira College in 1963 and studied Guidance at SUNY-Albany, graduating in 1969. He returned to serve as a Senior High Counselor at Elmira City Schools for 22 years, retiring in 1990. Len was a former member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira where he served as an elder and was a long time member of the mission committee, spearheading their donation drives to area food pantries. Leonard's life experiences truly shaped the generous, personable, gentleman that he was. Having grown up on a farm, he loved nature and animals; he was particularly proud of his beautiful home and garden on W. Water St. His time abroad led to his love of travel and adventure; his education led to his lifelong love of learning; he was an avid reader and encouraged countless students to pursue their dreams. He was a great supporter of the Arts, and enjoyed classical music and theatre. Leonard truly loved life and had a wonderful, fun sense of humor and made friends wherever he went, whether traveling to Cape Cod, or Florida or across the countryside on a solo camping trip. Even though he battled heart disease, cancer and finally dementia, Len was always upbeat, pleasant and happy to sit and chat. Although dementia derailed his travels and his world became smaller, as he would rather sit and reflect; he would still welcome you with a big smile and want to know what was new with you. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Leonard's life at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, 1054 West Clinton Street in Elmira, with a Memorial Service to be held following at 12:00 (noon), led by the Rev. Dr. Betsy Crimmins. In lieu of flowers, guests are asked to bring a donation of a canned good or non-perishable item to contribute to the Food Pantry. Len's cremation and service are being handled by Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. of Elmira, NY. Donations may be made in Leonard's memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira or by supporting the Arts or Education. Thanks to Brookdale Senior Living of Vestal, NY, Woodbrook Assisted Living, the Chemung County Nursing Facility and Wilson Memorial Hospital (UHS) for their compassionate care in Leonard's final years and days. Please cherish and treasure your memories of Leonard as he would have wanted; as it was his many wonderful friends that he cherished the most. "Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was that I had such friends." (W. B. Yeats). –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/17/2016

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WELLS –BETTE C. HENSON, 84, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away peacefully on July 20, 2016. (She was born on June 19, 1932 in Champaign, Ill. She was the daughter of the late James and Gladys Bennett) Wells and sister to the late Robert Wells. Bette worked in Chicago on the famous Michigan Avenue as a window dresser for the Lerner Co. Soon after, she moved to Waverly where she met and married her beloved husband, the late James E. Henson Sr. Together they ran Henson's Moving and Storage until his death in 1982. She then sold the company to Mayflower Moving and Storage and continued to work for them until she retired. Bette was a huge Yankees fan, never missing a game on TV. She was a member of the Shepard Hills Country Club Women's Auxiliary. She was very active, always out walking, doing her water aerobics, volunteering at the Robert Packer Hospital, and just social butterfly who had many friends, young and old. Everyone loved Bette! She is survived by her three children: son James E. Henson Jr. of Orlando, Fla., and his family, wife Gretchen, daughter Taylor and grandson Cade; daughter Jody K. Owen of Colorado Springs, Colo., and her husband Ed; and daughter Jill A. Henson, who provided much love and daily support throughout her illness and final years. The family would like to thank special friends Dick and Donna Casterline for their 40-plus years of friendship, love and support. They would also like to thank the staff and friends at Elizabeth Church Manor for the care and support. On Monday, July 25, 2016, family and friends will gather from 6-7 p.m., followed by a celebration of life service at 7 p.m., to be held at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. –Sayre Morning Times 7/23/2016