Penny Laughinghouse

Penny Laughinghouse of Tunkhannock, PA, formerly of Rome, NY, died at home on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. She was born in Canton, NY on September 6, 1944. She was a 1962 graduate of Knox Memorial Central School, NY. On May 10,1963 she was united in marriage to Roy Laughinghouse. He passed away on October 28, 1992. Prior to her retirement she worked for numerous employers... 4:00pm 01/20/18

Josie Lee Williams

Josie Lee Williams of Rome, New York, placed her hand in God’s on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was 98 years old. This dynamic woman was a dedicated wife, extraordinary mother, friend and champion for Christ. She will be missed by all who knew her.  She is survived by her children Marsell Williams Jr., Barbara Williams, Stan (Libby) Williams and Deborah Delerme; and... 4:00pm 01/20/18

Rev. Terry L. Sheldon

CLARK MILLS — Rev. Terry L. Sheldon, 80, passed away with his family by his side on January 19, 2018 after a long illness. He was born in Hudson, NY on June 25, 1937, son of Gerald and Mildred Sheldon. He graduated from Utica College. He was united in marriage to Mary Anne Seeger. Terry worked at Consolidated Sheet Metal Works as an estimator, engineer and construction manager... 4:00pm 01/20/18

Arlene J. Houseman

Arlene J. Houseman passed away at home surrounded by her family on January 16, 2018 after a short illness. She was born on November 6, 1936 in Rome, New York. Mrs. Houseman and her family made their home in Ormond Beach, Florida in 1977 from their native Rome, N.Y. Arlene worked at General Electric, and also at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach. She enjoyed... 4:00pm 01/20/18

Dolores J. (Vescio) Aiello

Dolores J. (Vescio) Aiello, 84, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She was born on April 30, 1933 in Rome, a daughter of the late Carl and Asunta “Rose” Doria Vescio and was raised and educated locally. On August 26, 1950 in St. John the Baptist Church, Dolores was united in marriage to Rocco Aiello; a blessed union... 4:00pm 01/19/18

Rinaldo A. LoRusso

Rinaldo A. LoRusso entered into rest peacefully on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 with his loving family by his side at the age of 94. “Ree” was born in Rome N.Y. on September 22, 1923, son of the late Stefano and Graziella Stanisci LoRusso. He attended Rome schools and graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1942. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. NAVY serving his... 4:00pm 01/19/18

Wilson F. ‘Buzz’ Ballister

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Wilson “Buzz” Fredrick Ballister passed away after a long illness. Wilson, known to everyone as Buzz, was born in Rome, NY on March 28, 1939 to parents, Charlotte Vivian (Stanger) and Fredrick Ballister. He grew up in Floyd, New York with his parents, two sisters and three brothers.  On January 20, 1962, Buzz married Carolyn Gail Kohli in St.... 4:00pm 01/19/18

Geoffrey S. Brady

Geoffrey S. Brady, age 60, of Rome, passes away peacefully on January 16, 2018. He was born December 23, 1957, in Rome a son of the late Richard and Nancy L. Brady, and was educated in Westmoreland schools. Geoffrey worked for many years as an automotive mechanic and car restorer at many area automotive collision and body shops, retiring due to ill health. Geoffrey is survived... 4:00pm 01/19/18

Peter L. Mecca

Peter L. Mecca, 95, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was born in Rome, NY, on June 29, 1922, son of the late Sebastian and Maria Carmella D’Andrea Mecca. Pete attended Rome Schools. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Pete was married to former Virginia Ann Piazza, who passed away in 1974. In... 4:00pm 01/19/18

Philip Douglas Howlett

Philip Douglas Howlett, 85, Camden, passed away January 15, 2018 at Betsy Ross SNF after a long illness. Born in Eaton on March 17, 1932, he was the son of Lyndon B. Sr. and Lila Bliss Howlett, and the youngest of nine children. He adored his mother, who, before Phil was in grade school, invited him to help her in restoring furniture. His dream became to someday own a shop,... 4:00pm 01/18/18

Richard W. Billings

Billings, Richard W. (Josh) died on January 16th. He was born on November 3rd, 1927 to Warren C. Billings and Edith Keeler Billings, in Rome, New York. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Patricia Blomfield-Brown Billings, two daughters, Spencer Nineberg and Hope McCulloch, a son-in-law, Allen Nineberg M.D. and four grandchildren, Bay McCulloch, Lucas McCulloch, Sam... 4:00pm 01/18/18

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