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John F. Age 68, of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, November 15, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. John was born in Elmira son of Floyd and Grace (McGraw) Andrews. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Andrews; daughter, Renee (Terry) Stockdill of Apopka, FL; sons, Robert (Catherine) Andrews and John Andrew Jr., both of Elmira; sister, Gracie McDougle of MO; brother, Charles Robert (Margaret) Andrews of Elmira; grandchildren, Adrian Freeman and Robert Andrews Jr. John was predeceased by his brother, Louie Andrews. It was John's wishes that there would be no services held.
Wednesday –June 26, 1901
On June 18, 1901, Miss Dora Boyce and Burton Burrell were married by the Rev. A C Stuart at Lindley. Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday – October 29, 1903
One day last week while Burton Burrell, of Niles Valley, was cutting wood, he severed three toes. He went to the Williamsport Hospital for treatment last Friday. Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce email@example.com
BRUNNER - KNIGHT
Virginia B. Age 92 of Elmira, died Thursday, November 3, 2005 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Virginia was born September 27, 1913, the daughter of John H. and Rebecca (Hines) Brunner. She is predeceased by her husband Wilbert J. Knight, daughter Joan Schmidt, grandchildren, Timothy and Thomas Schmidt and sister Anna Drumheller. Virginia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Janet and Frank Savino of Elmira; sister Hazel Simmon of Penn Yan, NY; 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Virginia worked for several years at Univac on Elmira's Southside, before going on to the A&P Plant in Horseheads, NY. She was also a long time volunteer with the American Cancer Society. Private family services will be held. Interment will be in Germania Cemetery, Germania, PA. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
BRYAN - MCCARTY
Cathleen Marie Age 51, of Antler Road in Big Flats, NY, died Thursday, November 17, 2005, at home following a short and courageous battle with cancer. Cathy was born on October 16, 1954 in Buffalo, and graduated from Guildford High School and Villia Maria College. She married Michael McCarty in 1977 in Buffalo. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, Corning Junior Women's Club, and the Girl Scouts. Cathy enjoyed walking, swimming, water and snow skiing, gardening, sewing, and making arts and crafts. Cathy worked as a teacher's assistant with SCT Boces at the Big Flats Elementary School, and had worked in numerous childhood teaching positions. Her survivors include her husband, Michael; daughters, Elizabeth and Michelle McCarty of Big Flats; parents, William and Patricia Bryan of Deerfield Beach, FL; one sister, Mary (Dave) Bryan-Stewart of Mishawaka, IN; one brother, William (DeVanuia) Bryan of Greensboro, NC; and a niece, Natalee Stewart. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2005, from 2 until 5 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 809 Westlake Road in Horseheads. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning. Memorials may be made in Cathy's name to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896, or to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.
COLON Luis Antonio Age 42, of Mansfield, PA, died Monday, October 31, 2005, at the Troy Community Hospital. Luis was the husband of Lori (Kling) Colon. He was born on August 28, 1963 in Santruce, Puerto Rico, the son of Raimundo Colon and Carmen Eva (Fernandez) Colon. Luis had been a Computer Aided Designer for the former McLaren/Hart. He attended the Church of the New Convenant in Mansfield and Roseville Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing the flute, chess, camping, Guess Construction, and sang in various churches. He is survived by his wife, Lori; two sons, Luis Antonio Colon II of Mt. Holly, NJ, and Elijah Lucas Colon of Mansfield, PA; a daughter, Christian Marie Colon of Cranbury, NJ; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Raimundo Peter Colon, Jr. of Mesa, AZ, and Samuel and Tammy Colon of Sewell, NJ; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carmen Ivette Colon of Beverly, NJ, and Debora and Ivan (Isreal) Colon Minay of Cleveland, TN; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anne E. Bill of Willow Street, PA, Richard M. and Linda Kling of Spring City, PA, Kenneth S. and Donna Kling of Linfield, PA, J. Harvey and Nancy Kling of Stowe, PA, Jeffrey A. and Sandra Kling of Mansfield, PA, Dale R. Kling and Donna Kling of Phoenixville, PA, Deidre M. Kling of Mansfield, PA, and Daniel R. Kling of Lancaster, PA; three half brothers-in-law and two half sisters-in-law; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2005, at the Church of the New Covenant, 310 Extension Street, Mansfield, PA, with the Rev. Kevin Garman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Luis Colon Family Fund, 25 Mt. Kirk Ave., Eagleville, PA 19408, or to any cancer research fund. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
CORNISH - BARBER Marilyn Joy Of 39 Tall Meadows, Painted Post, NY (formerly of Addison, NY), entered into rest on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at The Waters of Three Rivers. Marilyn was born in Elmira, NY on December 14, 1940, a daughter of Clyde A. and Marion Pettit Cornish. She retired after twenty-nine years from SCT BOCES in Elmira. Survived by her husband of forty years, Robert L. Barber; a daughter, Lori and her husband Karl Sprague of Addison; grandsons, Nicholas and Joshua of Addison; brothers, Wayne (Janet) Cornish of Big Flats and David (Rosemarie) Cornish of Ithaca; an aunt, Florence Griffith of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY. Funeral services will be held there Monday, 11 a.m. with Rev. Daniel Knopf officiating. Burial will be in Cameron Mills Townline Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, which Marilyn was diagnosed with.
EARLEY - ALLEN
Mary Lou Age 78, of Elmira, NY, died on November 9, 2005 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born on May 30, 1927 in Lawrenceville, PA to the late Edward W. and M. Averil (Decker) Earley. Mary Lou was predeceased by her sister, Nadine Robertson. Survivors include her beloved lifelong partner and best friend of 59 years, Alcott A. Allen of Elmira; daughter, Pamela J. Allen of Elmira; brothers, Edward (Dorothy) Earley, Michael (Marsha) Earley and Jon (Gayle) Earley, all of Elmira; granddaughters, Marci E. (Daniel) Wright of Elmira, and Amy A. Oatmeyer of Elmira and her fiancé, Scott Swain of Tioga; great-grandchildren, Shawn, Airik, Kyle and Alex Wright, all of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Mary Lou enjoyed square dancing with the Soaring Twirlers and loved to play cards, but she especially enjoyed shopping with QVC and was known as the "QVC Queen". Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, November 12th, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service for Mary Lou will follow at 4 p.m., with Pastor David Sullivan officiating. She will be forever in our hearts, forever loved, cherished, remembered and missed.
EDMINSTER - JOHNSON
Suzanne J. (Edmister) Age 64 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday November 6, 2005 very unexpectedly at Schuyler Hospital. Suzanne was born April 15, 1941 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Donald Claire Edmister and Mary Catherine Clark Edmister. She married her husband, Harley W. Johnson, on December 30, 1962 and they celebrated nearly 42 years of marriage prior to his death on October 12, 2004. Suzannne was also pre-deceased by her brother Dale Edmister in 2000. Suzanne was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished the time spent with her family. Suzanne is survived by her loving daughters: Lisa Collins of Horseheads, NY; Desera Johnson & John Visconti of Binghamton, NY and Paula Elswick & David Drake of Pine Valley, NY; grandchildren: Tiffany Collins, Ashton Visconti, Cameron Elswick, and Cali Elswick; sisters and brothers-in-law: Donna & Gary Wheeler of Vero Beach, Florida; Kathy Wilcox of Erin, NY; Roxanne Carney-Foster & Steve Foster of Vero Beach, Florida and Lori Drake of Watkins Glen , NY; sisters-in-law: Charlene Edmister of Fort Pierce, Florida; Pat & Leon Champion of Valois, NY and Judy Gallow Forney & Harold Forney of Valois, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday November 11, 2005 from 2-4 PM. Mrs. Johnson's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 PM with Richard Campbell officiating. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Suzanne through memorial contributions to The American Heart Association 100 Northern Concourse North Syracuse, NY 13212.
EVANS - Source: Elmira Advertiser, Wed. 17 July 1918
Transcriber: Anne Ross
"WAVERLY LAD IS SERIOUSLY HURT
WAVERLY, July 16.  --MILLER EVANS, aged ten, while swinging on a rope at his father's barn across the Chemung River, fell to the floor breaking both wrists badly last Friday night. The little fellow was playing circus with some other boys of his age when the accident occurred. Dr. J. T. Tucker was summoned and the boy was taken to the Packer Hospital where the fracture was reduced and X-rays were taken. The hospital physicians stated, the breaks were among the most severe they had ever cared for. The boy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Evans who reside on the Shepard farm."
GOODWIN - DOLAN
Farrelene H. (Goodwin) Age 91, of Elmira, NY and Concord, NH, died at Concord Hospital on Sunday, November 6, 2005. Farrelene is survived by her two daughters, Beverly (Dolan) Rorick of Concord and June (Dolan) Woodham; and son-in-law, Gary Woodham of Harker Heights, TX; a daughter-in-law, Jacqueline (Gibson) Dolan of Lockport, NY; two sisters, Doris Elliott and Margaret Patterson of Elmira, NY; and a brother, Earl Goodwin of Phoenix, AZ. Farrelene is mourned by eight grandchildren, Cheryl Dolan, Gregory Dolan, Cindy (Dolan) Taylor, Joel Woodham and wife, Katy, Tami Peck, Kirk Schermerhorn and wife, Tina, Traci Marshall and husband, Jay, Heather (Rorick) Potter and husband, Vernon; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and many nephews, nieces and friends are also mourning the loss. Mrs. Dolan was predeceased by her husband, Renzel B. (Jim) Dolan of Elmira, NY; and her son, R. James Dolan of Lockport, NY. A memorial service will be held in Elmira, NY in the spring of 2006.
GRINNELL Frank "Bud" Age 61, of Big Flats, died Saturday, November 5, 2005, at the Arnot Odgen Medical Center in Elmira. Frank was born on June 1, 1944 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late James P. and Adah (Shepard) Grinnell. After graduating from Northside High School, he went on to complete barber school and worked for many years at Frank's Barber Shop. Frank then was called to duty by the US Army and served during the Vietnam Era as a Sergeant. On December 2, 1986, he married Rita S. Iddings at the Community Presbyterian Church in Deerfield Beach, FL. After his tour with the Army was over, he went in Carpet Sales where he had a very prosperous career up until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of the Corning BPOE Elks Club for more than 35 years and actively served on several committees until he became ill. Frank, or "Bud" as most of his friends knew him, was a man who loved his life. He cherished his time with his family and could always enjoy a good cigar and drinks with friends. In his spare time he liked to garden and was a very good bowler. Frank was especially proud to be able to call Corning his home. Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Rita S. Grinnell; children, Debbie (Chris) Bruns of Independence, MO, Michele Delmonti of Tucson, AZ, Michael (Kimberly) Gilly of Horseheads, and Steven Gilly of Painted Post; sister, Margaret Gray; brother, Charles (Jackie) Grinnell; grandchildren, Trevor (Kristen) Bartlett, Lindsay and Amanda Bruns, Anthony and Angela Delmonti, Jacob, Bridgett, Abigail, and Zachary Gilly; great-granddaughter, McKenna Bartlett; sisters-in-law, Angelina Grinnell, Candace Sivigilia, Kay Cocola, Renee (Gary) Thompson, Tina (Alfio) LaRosa, Kim (Alan) Decanno, and Lisa (Scott) Stratton; brothers-in-law, Robert (Jessica) Mattice, Benjamin (Melanie) Secor, and Scott (Laura) Iddings; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Adah Grinnell; brother, James Grinnell; brother-in-law, Brian Gray. Frank's family will receive friends Wednesday, November 9, 2005, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. The Elks Lodge of Sorrow Ceremony will be held at the beginning of the calling hours. His Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Father Billotte officiating. Interment will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Painted Post. Flowers will be graciously received, but donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.
GROVES Allen D. Age 74 of Horseheads, died at his home on Wednesday, November 16, 2005, with his family by his side. Allen was born March 3, 1931, a son of Eldridge B. and Erma (Randall) Groves. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his first wife Shirleen Branson Groves and son-in-law David Mele. Allen is survived by his wife Elisabeth A. Groves; children, with their families, Dorothy Mele of Texas; John and Sylvia Groves of Florida with children David, Alex, Michael, Fabiola and Shirleen; Carol and Frank Schroeder of Texas with children Christopher, Aaron, Ryan, and Nicholas; Yves Delacasa of Elmira; and Anne and David Reger of Veteran with children Sam and Anna; sister and brother-in-law Betty and Ralph Lundgren of Syracuse, NY; brother and sister-in-law Bill and Fran Groves of Syracuse, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Allen served 2 tours of duty with the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a retired engineer from Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., Elmira on Saturday, November 19, 2005 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads, with full military honors being accorded at the conclusion of the service. Interment will be in Bath National Cemetery. Donations in Allen's memory may be directed to the SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, New York 14903.
HAYNES Richard B. Sr. Age 73 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday November 6, 2005 at home surrounded by his loving family. Richard was a veteran of The Korean War serving his country with the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. He retired from American Bridge Works after 32 years of service. After retiring Richard spent time hunting, fishing, gardening, and enjoying time spent with his family. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Joan M. Strong Haynes; his children: Richard Jr. (Chris), Diane Secord (Howard), Terry (Jan), John (Kendra), Sharon Solt (Bill) , Robert (Gerry), and Donald; grandchildren: Rich, Rob, David, Jenny, Danielle, Katie, Kaycie, Aubrey, Nick, Brandie, Frankie, James, and Jake; sisters Evelyn (Bob) Howell and Anne (George) Smith; brother: Duane (Janet) Haynes; sister-in-law: Shirley Schmick; brother-in-law: Budd (Carole) Strong; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends. A Private Memorial Service will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice in Richard's memory.
HERSH Dr. Leonard R. Age 58, died peacefully in his sleep on October 29th, 2005. "Lenny" was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 18th, 1947 to William Hersh and Jean Calandra Hersh. Leonard was united in marriage to Mary Beth Banks. He is survived by his beloved children, David of Elmira, New York, and Abe of Little Falls, New York; and grandson, Taylor of Elmira. Also surviving are sister, Jeanne Castrataro of Melbourne, Florida; brothers, Charles Hersh, of Amityville, New York, and Robert Hersh of Stonington, Connecticut. In addition, Thomas and Nancy Santobianco, Mary and William Banks, Mark Banks and Frank and Helen Banks, Elmira, New York, and many nieces and nephews. Leonard will always be missed, loved and respected by a very proud network of family and friends who recognize and applaud his life long achievements in Psychology, Education and the art of research design. He was a humble dedicated educator and strong community advocate who possessed talents and unique insights beyond description. Leonard was an ordinary city kid who had an inherent obligation to educate himself in an effort to make a difference in this world. At a young age he was awarded a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Adelphi University and then went on to earn his Masters Degree in Community Mental Health from Pittsburgh State University. Leonard somehow managed to simultaneously work for The Horseheads Central School District as the Director of Research and Remedial Programs, raise a family, and continue his education at Syracuse University. He graduated from Syracuse University Magna Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA, thus securing a Doctorate in Educational Administration. Dr. Hersh is widely known in the academic community for his contributions in the field of education. He has always insisted on and strived to provide a comprehensive and quality education for the young members of our society. Dr Hersh dedicated three decades of service in an effort to secure a high standard of education in our communities. He was Instructor of Psychology at Corning Community College, Director of Research and Remedial Programs at Horseheads Central School District where he published over two hundred educational research papers. He was instrumental in developing the Gifted and Talented Program, administered Federal Programs and worked closely as a consultant with the New York State Education Department designing and evaluating innovative educational programs in our state. In 1988 Dr. Hersh accepted a position as principle of Monroe St. Elementary School in Little Falls, New York. He was overwhelmingly accepted by children, staff and parents. In 1994 Dr Hersh became the first principal of the Little Falls Middle School and enthusiastically started to develop and manage its inception in anticipation of this new school's opening. During his tenure at Little Falls he was involved in a variety of school and community activities which often exceeded normal requirements. Many believed he went above and beyond the call of duty. Lenny was also an avid outdoorsmen and naturalist with a divine sense of spiritual awareness and took from the environment only what he would use, which was a philosophy he adopted from the Native Americans. His passions included hunting, fishing, skiing, camping, backpacking, running, snorkeling and boating. He loved being in the woods with his family. Len climbed the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks, some with his kids but most with his loyal canine partner, Cocoa. Lenny will now rest in peace and with dignity at Camp Tear of the Clouds. Relatives, friends and co-workers are invited to visitation at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, from 5-8 p.m. Dr. Hersh's funeral will commence on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 11:15 a.m. from the chapel of the funeral home where prayer will be offered thence to Holy Family Parish, corner of E. Main and John Streets, Little Falls, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Anthony Ligato, pastor, at Noon. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of floral offerings, kindly consider contributions to the Dr. Leonard Hersh Scholarship Fund that will be created at the Little Falls Middle School; donations may be made at the funeral home or by contacting the school. To add to Dr. Hersh's online memorial please visit
HOLLIS - HAMM
Kimber "Kim" (Hollis) Age 53, died on Sunday, October 30, 2005, in Aiken, South Carolina. Kim was the wife of Dennis W. Hamm. She was born on April 21, 1952 in Worcester, MA, the daughter of James E. and Priscilla (Janney) Hollis. She was a horse woman. Kim was a member of the National Barrel Horse Association, the Empire Meat Goat Association and received her Associate's Degree from the State University of New York at Delhi. She is survived by her husband, Dennis; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Michael and Christine Hamm of Auburn, NY; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Philip Smith of Pine Plains, NY; two grandchildren, Colleen and Monica Smith; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Stephen Hollis of Casper, WY, Robert Hollis of Providence, RI, James and Meredith Hollis of Wellesley, MA; a sister, Priscilla "Jan" Driscoll of Providence, RI; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, November 4, 2005, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Stissing Mountain Dairy 4H Club, c/o Carolyn Smith, 72 Righters Corners Rd., Pine Plains, NY 12567.
JEFFERSON Patrick M. Age 60, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, November 12, 2005, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. Patrick was born in Johnstown, PA, son of Melvin Jefferson and Alberta (McCray) Jefferson. Survivors include son, Patrick Martin of Rochester, NY; father, Melvin Jefferson; sisters, Chiquita (Charles) Bailor and Cosma Jefferson; brothers, Melvin Jefferson, Lawrence (Will) Jefferson and Willie Barber of Elmira. It was Patrick's wishes that there would be no services held.
JUDSON Phillip "Flip" L. Age 63, of Canton, PA, died surrounded by his family and friends on Friday, November 11, 2005, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, due to medical complications. Family and friends are invited to call at the Gerald Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. on Monday, November 14, 2005, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held immediately following visitation at 7:00 p.m. with the Reverend Norman Pierce officiating.
KETNER Wesley F. Age 81, of Elmira, NY, died Monday evening, November 14, 2005, surrounded by his loving family at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Wesley was born on November 25, 1923 in Schuylkill Haven, PA, the son of the late Harry and Annie Kramer Ketner. Predeceasing him was his wife, Esther L. Walton Ketner in 2000. He retired from Ralston Purina Co., was a great lover of the outdoors and enjoyed woodworking, growing his orchard and farming. Most of all, he loved to be with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving him is his daughter, Connie (Art) Thompson of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Quay (Darby) Thompson and Jason Thompson; great-grandchildren, Reese and Regan Thompson; and sister, Alice Yeich of Palmyra, PA. Family and friends will be received at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035 on Saturday, November 19, 2005 from 12-2 p.m. Wesley's Memorial Service will take place immediately following with Pastor Don Guiles and Rev. Roy Hansen leading. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Wesley may do so through contribution to the Skilled Nursing Facility (4D) at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901, Westside United Methodist Church, PO Box 3494, Elmira, NY 14905, or First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Along with his wife, Wesley will be interred in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven, PA on Saturday November 26, 2005 at 2 p.m.
KERRICK Harry W., Jr. "Harry the Hat" Of Arkport, NY, formerly
of Elmira, died suddenly Thursday, October 27, 2005 at Strong Memorial
Hospital in Rochester. He was employed at Hires Turner Glass Co. and Pittsburgh
Plate Glass in Elmira, and Rochester Glass, Inc. His family includes his
wife of 30 years, Rita; son, Jeff of Gillett, PA; daughter, Tina of Elmira;
stepsons, Gerald (Robin) Hahn of Cobleskill, and Steve (Bonnie) Hahn of
Arkport; five grandchildren; sister, Jeanne Monroe of Troy, PA. Predeceased
by parents; son, Todd Kerrick; and brother, James N. Kerrick. Calling hours
are from 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home,
Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell, where a funeral and committal service will
be held following calling hours at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Camp Good Days & Special Times or to the Shriner's Hospital.
LEWIS - SKEENE Dorothy E. Age 88, of Binghamton, passed peacefully on Sunday, November 13, 2005, at Bridgewater Center. Anne Swan, a family friend of 35 years, comforted her as she passed. She was predeceased by her parents, Guy and Jeannette Lewis; her loving husband, Harold Stanely Skeene; a brother, James Lewis; a son-in-law, Austin E. Riddick, Jr. She is survived by one son, Harold W. Skeene; one daughter, Diane Skeene-Riddick; two grandchildren, Jay C. Jenkins and Daniel H. Skeene; a great-grandchild, Nicholas Skeene; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and also many dear friends. Dorothy worked at the A&P plant while residing in Horseheads. For the last 25 years, up to her admission to the hospital, she volunteered for the foster grandparents program in Binghamton. Dorothy would help anyone in need, with an enormous heart full of life and happiness, always finding the best in everyone. She was loved by her family and was the best of mothers and grandmothers. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity A.M.E. Zion, 203 Oak St., Binghamton, Rev. Roosevelt Simmons, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Discovery Center, 60 Morgan Road, Binghamton, NY 13903, or Trinity A.M.E. Zion church memorial fund. Arrangements are by the Ernest H. Parsons Funeral Home, Inc.
OBIT: JOHN LIVENS
SOURCE: Elmira Star-Gazette, Mon. 28 March 1921
DEATH DATE: 27 March 1921
Transcriber: Anne Ross
"John Livens, a well known city expressman in this city many years, died Sunday at 5 p.m., at the family home, 373 West Gray street.
John Livens was the son of Daniel and Dorothea W. (St. John) Livens, neither of whom are living, and was born in Southport, N.Y., August 21, 1847. He was united in marriage April 10, 1877, at Wiliwana Pa., to Laura L. Lewis, who was also born in Southport, N.Y., September 23, 1860. They had one son, Daniel H. Mr. Livens army life dates from August, 1864, when, having been engaged in farming, he was enrolled in Elmira, at the early age of 17 years, as a private in Company D, 49th N.Y.V.I., which was attached to the Third Brigade, Third Division, Fifth A.C. In November, 1864, he was confined in Emery Hospital, Washington, D.C., with lung trouble. In 1865 he was again in Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, with intermittent fever; he was furloughed for 20 days in order to vote and did not return to the command until after the surrender of Lee. He took an active part in all of the skirmishes on the Weldon R.R. In May and June, 1865, he was detailed as hospital nurse, serving in that way until he was granted an honorable discharge June 14, 1865, at Washington, D.C. John Livens was a school director and also was a member of Baldwin Post, No. [illegible], G.A.R. He had been Com. S.V.C.Q. M. and sergeant of Pettengell Post, Pa., of which he was previously a member.
The decedent is survived by his son, Daniel H. of this city, Mrs. Livens died several years ago. The funeral will be held from the residence at 3:30 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon. The G.A.R. will have charge. Cars will be furnished for the conveyance of all Civil War veterans who wish to attend the funeral."
"Baldwin Post, No. [illegible], G.A.R., will assemble at the Armory Tuesday, March 29 at 2:30 p.m., to attend the funeral of Comrade John Livens."
LOVE, JESSE - JESSE LOVE TOOK OWN LIFE SUNDAY JESSE LOVE, aged 39 years, of Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, took his own life Sunday afternoon by shooting himself in the heart with a shotgun, CORONER WILLIAM F. WHITE announced after an investigation. No inquest will be held. DR. WILLIAM BACHE, who with DEPUTY SHERIFF JAMES BROWN and OFFICER HAROLD WEBSTER aided in the investigation, said he treated Love Sunday morning for slashes of the left wrist, which he beleved were self-inflicted. Love's body was found in the barn at the rear of his home near the New York Central railroad station, by a member of his family, at 4:15 p.m. Sunday. He is survived by his widow, two sons, RICHARD, 21, and GORDON, 16; four brothers, ERNEST, HARRY, ROBERT and LOUIE, and his mother, MRS. FRED LOVE, of Rochester. his father, FRED LOVE, died a short time ago.Submitted by Barbara Conrad
MATERNE Craig A. Age 59, of 407 Lynnwood Rd., Watsontown, PA, and formerly of Horseheads, died November 2. He was a native of Elmira, NY, a son of the late Paul W. and Treva. He was a retired Air Traffic Controller. Survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Suzanne R. Wilkes; daughter, Julie A. Borges; a son, Paul C.; five grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Cronrath Funeral Home, Inc., Watsontown, where the funeral will be at 3 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Watsontown Christian Academy, 1225 Eighth Street Drive, Watsontown, PA 17777, or to the Parkinson's Research Center, 1505 NW 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136.
McCAULIFFE Anthony W. Age 32, of Mainesburg, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 4, 2005 in Lawrence Twp., Tioga County, PA. He was the husband of Kimberly A. (McChesney) McCauliffe. Anthony was born on November 29, 1972, in Gordon, CT, a son of Edward McCauliffe, Sr., and Sandra (Hart) McCauliffe. He was also known by family and friends as Tony or Billy. Billy was a carnival worker and enjoyed the outdoors and camping. Tony is survived by his wife, Kimberly of Mainesburg, PA; father, Edward McCauliffe, Sr., of Elmira, NY; mother, Sandra (Hart) McCauliffe of Texarkana, TX; a brother, Edward, "Eddie" McCauliffe, Jr., of Elmira, NY; a sister, Lisa Forsyth of NC; maternal grandmother, June Hart of Elmira, NY; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Tammy and Bill Watkins of Mansfield, PA; two sisters-in-law, Rachael McChesney, of Mansfield, Stephani McChasney of Philadelphia, PA; numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 9, 2005, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Jon Wheeler officiating.
McCONAGHAY Wilbur D. of Wharton, PA Age 77, formerly of Galeton, PA, died Friday, November 18, 2005. Born June 9, 1928, in Wharton, he was the son of Wilbur and Mildred Walker McConaghay. He was employed by Dresser Mfg. in Wellsboro for many years. He was a member of the Galeton Moose and the East Fork Sportsmens Club. He attended the Costello United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Robert (Debbie) McConaghay of Middlebury Center; a daughter, Janet (Arlen) McPherson of Galeton; four grandchildren, one great-grandson; a brother, Harold (Barbara) McConaghay of Galeton; four stepsons, Albert M. Nordquist of Galeton, John A. (Kathy) Nordquist of Coudersport, Stephen (Cheryl) Nordquist of Coudersport, and Nels (Charmaine) Nordquist of Raleigh, NC; five stepdaughters, Nancy (Rick) Pagano of Sarasota, FL, Jane (Roy) Thompson of Coudersport, Gail (Bill) Fish of Roulette, Peg (Dennis) Hall of Myakka City, FL, and Dorothy (Tom) Hill of Sarasota, FL; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Helen Chupa, in 1968; his second wife, the former Edith "Peg" Nordquist on March 12, 2005; and a brother, LeRoy J. McConaghay in 1999. Friends may call Sunday, November 20th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.
MINKLER - GREUBER
Lois B. Age 83, formerly of Odessa, NY, died on Sunday, November 6, 2005, at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Greuber was born on August 10, 1922 in Rochester, VT, the daughter of the late Charles and Sadie Turner Minkler. She is survived by her children, James and Nita Greuber of Berkley, WV, Barbara Hammond of Auburn, IN, Susan and Rob Pearson of Henrietta, NY, Jeffrey and Gayle Greuber of Odessa, NY, and John and Lori Greuber of Madison, OH; sister, Ruth Ulrich; brother, Marvin Minkler; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Greuber is predeceased by her husband, James L. Greuber; brothers, Charles and William; and sisters, Isabelle Stenberg and Helen Andrews. Mrs. Greuber served her country during WWII with the US Navy Waves as an Aviation Machinist 3rd Class. Mrs. Greuber was a member of the American Legion Post #676, Odessa, NY, a member of the Odessa Baptist Church, a member of the Schuyler County League of Women Voters, Charter member of the OMCS Music Boosters, volunteer for Schuyler Volunteer Ambulance Assoc., Schuyler Hospital and the local libraries. She was the Accounts Payable Clerk for Cargill Salt Co., Watkins Glen, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Odessa Baptist Church on Saturday, November 12, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Jeanne Bleiler and Rev. Jeremy Spencer will officiate. Interment in Pleasant View Cemetery, Reading Center, NY, where full Military Honors will be accorded by the Odessa American Legion Post #676. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Legion Memorial Park, C.H.D. Post 676, 117 Hanlon Drive, Odessa, NY 14869.
MOSS - WEDGWOOD
Alice M. Penn Yan, NY Age 92, of Walnut Hill, Penn Yan, NY, died on Friday, October 28, 2005. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Michaela St. Marie officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Alice's name to the Yates Office For The Aging. Alice was born on January 18, 1913 in Horseheads, NY, the daughter of Sylvester H. and Mabel Andrus Moss. She was employed for many years at Rosenbaum's in Elmira, NY. She was a member of the Dresden United Methodist Church, the Penn Yan Ladies of the Moose, Senior Citizen's of the Moose, the bridge club and the Penn Yan Women's Club. Alice is survived by her husband, Carl Wedgwood, Sr.; sons, Carl (Barbara) Wedgwood, Jr., Ronald (Linda) Wedgwood, Barry (Ann) Wedgwood; daughters, Jane (Albert) Gingras, Joyce (Alan) McElroy; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Margery Blodgett. Predeceased by her sister, Edna M. Brooks; and her sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Donald "Pete" Farr. Arrangements with the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel in Penn Yan, NY.
MOTT - CLARK
Dorothy E. Age 65 of Big Flats, New York, died on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at home. She was born on November 29, 1939 in Elmira, NY to the late Daniel Mott and Dorothy Peterson Mott. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Leon Clark of Big Flats; sons, Randy and Marti Clark of Waldorf, MD, Daniel and Robin Clark of Elmira, Dennis and Cynthia Clark of Horseheads, Robert Clark of Seattle, WA and Phillip Clark of Big Flats; daughter, Tiana Clark of TX; mother, Dorothy Mott of Horseheads; brothers, Bradley and Neva Mott of Erin, NY and Daniel and Brenda Mott of Sayre, PA; sisters, Laura and Chub Kennedy of Erin, NY, Clara and Paul Dewitt of Douglasville, GA and Lueann Skelly of Horseheads; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 8th from 1 to 3 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place after calling hours at 3 PM .
NORTON - COLEMAN
Betty N. Age 79 of 4410 Maceachen Boulevard, Sarasota, FL, died Thursday, October 27, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital, Sarasota, FL. She was born January 18, 1926 in Elkland, PA, the daughter of Charles and Dorla Norton. Survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Kenneth W. Coleman; daughter, Ann Coleman, Sarasota, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Selborn and Pam Coleman, Weston, FL; sisters and brothers-in-law, Harriet and Charles Fisk, Venice, FL and Martha and Philip Whitney, Elkland, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Coleman of St. Petersburg, FL. Private funeral arrangements were in care of Toale Brothers Funeral Home of Sarasota, FL. Memorial donations may be made to any local hospice or humane society in Betty's memory.
PEYTON - MCBLAIR
Odine Age 83, of Elmira, NY. She was born April 27, 1922 in Bentonia, MS, daughter of the late L.D. and Lillie (Adams) Peyton and died Thursday, November 24, 2005, unexpectedly at home. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles "Rebel" McBlair in 1996 and is survived by her children, Patricia Bridges of Denver, CO, Charles (Shirley) McBlair of Bentonia, MS and Jacquelyn Wieczorek of Elmira; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Phylena Haynes of Loxahatchee, FL, Wilma Faye Busby of Bentonia, MS and Nita Burrough of Branson, MO; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. McBlair retired from the Chemung County Department of Social Services. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, November 28th from 5 to 7 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be in Ogden Baptist Church Cemetery, Bentonia, MS at the convenience of the family.
REGAN - CHURCHILL
Jean R. Age 79, of Elmira, NY, died November 1st, 2005 at home. Jean was born in Waverly, NY on September 16th, 1926, the daughter of the late John F. and Mabel Doty Regan. Jean was the beloved wife of John Churchill, who predeceased her August 28th, 2000. Jean was lovingly cared for and will be dearly missed by her nieces. All of her services will remain private in accordance with her wishes.
ROCKWELL - Edson A. Rockwell, age 70 Yrs., died suddenly at his home at 537 Clark St., Waverly, Ny. on Saturday at 4 P.M., after an illness of only 3 days of influenza. Mr. Rockwell had been suffering with what he supposed to be a bad cold for a couple of days, but no one considered his case serious until he was persuaded by his doctor to return to his bed when he visited the home saturday morning. The descendant was a prominent contractor and builder of this vicinity, having had the contracts for a number of residents, both in Waverly & Sayre, Pa. At the time the new Methodist Church was erected, Mr. Rockwell had local charge of the work for the contractors. Besides his widow, 2 sons survive him, Dr. H.C. Rockwell of Lansing, Mich., and L.J. Rockwell of Seattle, Wash. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2:30 P.M. at the late home on Clark St. Rev. John S. Crompton, Pastor of the Waverly M.E. Church will officiate and interment will be in the Mausoleum in Glenwood cemetery. -- "Evening Times", of Sayre, Pa edition of 15 Feb 1926 Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com
Former Teacher's ...(cut off) Addison, Jan 20. -- Word was recieved here yesterday of the death of Miss Mineola ROCKWELL, Tuesday, January 20, at a hospital in Albany. Death was due to blood poisoning brought on by an infected tooth. Miss Rockwell was the science teacher at the Addison High School last year. She was very popular with the faculty, the students and the people of the town and made a large number of friends during here year's teaching here. This year she has been teaching science at Catskill-on-the-Hudson. Her death came very suddenly. She had been sick only a short time and Sunday her condition became so serious that she was removed to the hospital where the end came Tuesday. She is survived by her parents and a brother of Greene, N. Y. The funeral will be held from her home at Greene Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. -- Unidentified Newspaper clipping, prob. Corning Leader Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com
ROTH John E. Age 43, of South Waverly, PA, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 9, 2005. He was born March 21, 1962 in Philadelphia, PA, the much-loved son and brother of John and Barbara Roth; Kim (Jeff) Jones, Lori (Marty) South, and Lynda (Daryl) Miller. He was the beloved Uncle John to Shawn, Dustin, Krista, and Dana Jones, Jamie South, and Cody and Shane Miller. John was a self-employed contractor in the Valley area. He was an avid gardener, great historian, enjoyed cooking and reading. John was much loved and a friend to many. Friends are invited to call on Monday, November 14, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY. Funeral and committal will be immediately following the viewing with the Rev. Jim Carr officiating.
ROWLEY - HENBEST
Grace Rowley Loving wife, mother and grandmother Age 84, died Wednesday, October 26, 2005, at her home, following a battle with cancer. Surviving her are her husband, Robert of 54 some years; her loving daughters, Jacqueline L. Henbest of Elmira, Judith A. (James) Bayer of Fort Worth, FL; sons, William H. (Cindy) Henbest and R. Theodore E. (Suzanne) Henbest of Elmira; grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew Bayer, Danielle, Sarah and Will Henbest, Heather, Ted and Megan Henbest. Grace is predeceased by her parents, Dr. Perry S. Rowley and Gertrude Rowley Everitt; stepfather, Thomas P. Everitt; siblings, Roger and Glenna Rowley; grandson, Jeremy Bayer; nephew, Tom Rowley. She worked previously for Drs. Philips and Hertzog. Grace enjoyed her family, animals, and the many friends she had playing bridge at the Elmira Country Club for over 50 years. Grace will be cremated locally at the Southport Crematorium, Inc. Her family, at their convenience, will handle her services. Please make memorial donations in Grace's name to the SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.
SCRIVEN Jerry (Jake) Roger, Sr. Age 61, of Horseheads, died Monday, November 14, 2005, at the V.A. Medical Center in Bath, NY, surrounded by his family. He was born in Elmira on February 9, 1944, the son of the late Edward and Susie (Leonard) Scriven. He married Colleen (Connie) Elford in 1965 in New York City. Jerry served in the US Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy. He was retired from the U.S. Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after 26 years of total active federal service. He was a Mason and a member of the Horseheads American Legion, Montour Falls Moose Club, and the V.F.W. in Rome, NY. He was a man who loved and supported his family; admired and respected his wife; selflessly served and protected his country; and believed and trusted in God. He left behind a legacy of humor, duty, service, and love of family. He was a very active man throughout his lifetime who was known for his ability to dance, tell jokes, and drive vehicles. Words alone will not adequately describe his warm-hearted personality. He is survived by his wife, Connie; two daughters, Gina Jensen and Kasie Scriven; three sons, Jerry Roger Scriven, Jr., Rodney Scriven, and Timothy Scriven; four sisters, Priscilla Skorczewski, Sandra Boom, Sally Brownell, and Cheryl Ball; two brothers, Warren (Spike) Scriven and Neil (Shorty) Scriven; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gilbert (Joe) Scriven; his nephew Skipper Kincaid; and his granddaughter, Timberly Scriven. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bath Veterans Administration Chapel. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery. The Horseheads American Legion will be sponsoring a reception following the funeral at 1:00 p.m. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in Jerry's name to the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Bath, NY.
Perry E. Age 94, of Jackson Street, Wellsboro, PA, died November 7, 2005 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro. He was the husband of Winifred Hunt Seamans whom he married June 4, 1937. Perry was born March 31, 1911 in Westfield, PA, the son of the late William and Ethel Rolison Seamans. He was a graduate of Westfield High School, Class of "1928", graduate of Penn State, Class of "1932", with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, was an industrial engineer for Alcoa of Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, California from 1933-1951, and an industrial engineer for Corning Glass, former Wellsboro Division, from 1951 until his retirement in 1975. Perry was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, formerly a member of Wellsboro Rotary, former Borough Council Member, served on the Board of Tioga County Housing Authority, and served on the Board when Broad Acres Nursing Home was built. Surviving are his wife, Winifred Hunt Seamans; sons and daughter-in-law, Lloyd H. and Janice Seamans, Minneapolis, MN, Gordon P. Seamans, San Francisco, CA, and Harold C. Seamans, Gaines, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bruce Fowler, Montoursville, PA; four grandchildren, Krista, Perry, Matthew and Ashley; two great-grandchildren, Gregory and Andrew; several nieces and nephews. There will be no services. Private burial at Mills Cemetery, Mills, PA, at the convenience of the family. If desired, Memorials may be made in his memory to Westfield Public Library, Westfield, PA 16950, or to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Main and Queen Streets, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.
SEELYE James E. Loving husband to Phyllis J. Seelye. Devoted father of Phyllis, Kathleen, Melanie, Brian and Earl and their spouses. He was a proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Other family and friends include Pat and Ed Grantier, Richard Pettitt, Lori Confer and Gloria Vermilyea. We wish to thank everyone who called or stopped by to give support. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.
IN MEMORIAM of Leslie L. SHELFORD Born May 21, 1922, died March 1, 2005 Leslie was born in the Shelford family home on Snell/Shelford Road, 2 miles off old Route 17, a home which was built by his grandfather in the early 1900's. He attended grammar school in the Oak Hill school about 1½ miles away and graduated from the Wellsburg High School. He was employed at the Eclipse Plant in Elmira Heights, married Doris Betts from Middlebury, NY and went to school in Chicago to further his education. He worked at Lockheed-Martin in Baltimore and then transferred to IBM in Poughkeepsie until he retired. Doris and he moved to Florida for their retirement. Doris died on December 30, 1995. Les came back to the Buffalo area and Doris' niece looked after his needs until his death. It is with sincere appreciation that we place this notice of his passing and thank the members of Doris' family for their wonderful care and concern for him for the last ten years
SHUTTER - CAMP
Delores Ann Age 65 of Wellsboro, PA, died November 4, 2005 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA following a short illness. She was born May 28, 1940 in Elkland, PA, the daughter of Harry and Elvira Reynolds Shutter. In addition to her mother of Tioga, PA, Delores is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Alfred; a son, Claude H. (Mary) Davis of Troy, PA; three daughters, Marcia (George Jr.) Cummings of Tioga, PA, Karen (Joe) Stillerman of Middlebury Center, PA, Debbie (Brion) Farr of Tioga, PA; a special niece and fourth daughter, Roseanne (Marvin) Barrett of Middlebury Center, PA; a brother, Robert (Judy) Shutter of Tioga, PA; six grandchildren, Quinn (Kelly) Davis of Leroy, PA, Rebecca Davis, Greg Cummings, Knolton Stillerman and Ollen Stillerman; two great-grandchildren, Makayla and Connor Davis; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and very special friends. Delores was predeceased by her father and a brother, Johnny. Calling hours will be held at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will follow there at 7 p.m.
SMITH - SCHRADER Ethel Jean, "Jean", or "E.J." Age 61, of Pine City, NY, died at home on Tuesday, November 15, 2005. The daughter of Marna Munson Smith and her husband, the late Claude A. Smith, Jean was born in Elmira, NY on the 10th day of October 1944. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Claude Schrader; daughter, Jocelyn (Joseph) Moglia of Elmira; sons, Christopher Brown of Florida; Robert Brown of Elmira; stepchildren, Jill (David) Schrader of Perkinsville, NY, Renee (Mike) Jancursio of Rochester, Robert (Michelle) Schrader of Victor; Matthew (Athena) Schrader of Barge Town, KY, and Brett Schrader of Geneseo; 13 grandchildren; sister, Karna (Mark) O'Herron of Elmira; brothers, Earl (Kathy) Smith of Pine City and Andrew Smith of Elmira; niece, Kacey O'Herron of Elmira; and nephew, Brandon Smith of Pine City. In addition to her loving father Claude; her niece, Michelle McDonald also predeceased Jean. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Friday, November 18th, 2005 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services celebrating her life will be held at the First Baptist Church, 121 W. Church Street, Elmira, NY on Saturday, November 19th, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Dennis Christiansen will officiate. Burial will take place privately in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. Jean will be always remembered for her addicting laugh, being a loving mother and grandmother, and for the love and attention she gave to others. She attended services at the First Baptist Church of Elmira and in the past, she enjoyed teaching Sunday School. She was very active in her children's lives. Being a transplant recipient herself, she found solace in the time she spent in the Transplant Support group. She loved reading and writing poetry. Jean let her heart drive her spirit through life, for that she will be missed by all. Her giving will never stop through the memories she has left. Memorial donations may be made in Ethel Jean's name to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Those wishing may leave a "Candle of Remembrance" for the family in Obituaries at www.olthof.com. The family of Ethel Jean Schrader would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of "2B" at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the wonderful care and compassion shown to them. "What you all have given will never be forgotten. Thank You". The Schrader family.
STACHOWSKI Alfred Age 75, of Blossburg, PA, formerly of Pine City, NY, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, October 27, 2005. Alfred Stanley was born in Morris Run on October 29, 1929, one of three sons of Walter and Josephine (Levindofski) Stachowski. After graduating from Morris Run High School, Alfie began a 23-year military career in the U.S. Army. He proudly served during the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring as a Master Sergeant and receiving several medals. On August 28, 1954, he married Betty Jean Hetherton. They were blessed with over 51 wonderful years together. Al was employed by the Veterans Administration as a counselor in Chemung County, NY for a time, and later for the State of New York Veterans in Binghamton until retiring in 1992. He and Betty Jean then returned to Blossburg. He was a devoted member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Morris Run, the Blossburg V.F.W. Post 8730, the Morris Run American Legion Post 167, the D.A.V. SS Jack Swan No. 13 of Elmira, NY, the Arnot Sportsman's Club and the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg. Al was a friendly, outgoing man who loved to stay busy. He enjoyed many things in life, especially visiting with friends, traveling, working in his yard, and helping at Zwicharowski Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Betty Jean; two nieces, Bernadine and Patricia; special great-niece and great-nephew, Jennifer and Jonathan; special cousins, Marsha and Les; several great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and extended family members. He was predeceased by two brothers and their spouses, Floyd (Genevieve) and Daniel (Evelyn) Stachowski. Friends may call 6-8 p.m., Sunday at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. A vigil service will be held at 8 p.m. Prayers will be held 9:30 a.m., Monday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Morris Run. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery with full Military Honors accorded. Memorials may be made to B.A.C.C., 138 St. Mary's St., Blossburg, PA 16912, or to Laurel Home Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.
STEPHENS Gary A. Age 68, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday morning, October 30, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital. Friends may call at the HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, November 5, from 12 Noon until 2 p.m., with funeral services following calling hours at 2 p.m.; Deacon Jim Hankey officiating. Interment of Gary's Ashes will take place in Canisteo, NY, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the American Cancer Society. Gary is survived by his loving wife, Sue Stephens; sons, and daughters-in-law, Scott and Eileen Stephens of Fairfax, VA, Christopher and Marcia Stephens of Centennial, CO; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Lt. Col. David Harford, M.D., of San Antonio, TX, Michelle Mays and Bob Hough of Harford, NY; and seven grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Arlen and Barbara Stephens of Hornell, NY, Mike and Connie Stephens of Utica, NY; a cousin, Elaine Pratt; many nieces and a nephew; and was predeceased by his son, Gary Michael Stephens. Gary was a US Army Veteran serving with the 101st Airborne Division during Korea, and was retired from Lanovara of Rochester, NY.
STRAWN Timothy Lee On Saturday, October 29, 2005, Timothy Lee Strawn of Bangkok, Thailand, lost his battle against a 2 year fight with "Lou Gehrig's Disease". True to his nature until the end, Tim faced this challenge head on with courage, grace and immense inner strength. Though faced with overwhelming obstacles, he fought to stay positive, focused and be a support to his family and friends during this difficult time. He taught us all to love freely and to never give up, no matter what the odds. This world will miss such a man and those who knew him will always feel he loved them. Tim "Strawny" Strawn was born on May 4, 1961 in Elmira, NY to Albert and Geraldine (Cordier) Strawn. Growing up in Erin, NY, Tim graduated from Horseheads High School in 1979. His love for the game of golf turned into a career that took him all over the world. While opening a golf instruction school in Thailand for Golf Digest, he fell in love with the Kingdom. He became the resident teaching professional at the Thai Country Club and later a partner in Quality Golf International, a golf course management and design firm with interests throughout Asia. Surviving Tim is his loving wife of three years and best friend, Narumon (Kae-Inn) Strawn, to whom his family and friends will be eternally grateful to her and her family in Thailand for the unconditional love, support and caring of Tim through this painful journey. Also surviving Timothy are his two older brothers and his two younger sisters and their families of which he was extremely close to: Rusty and Angelina (Onopa) Strawn with daughters, Brittany and Cassidy, of San Antonio, TX; David and Jackie (Chapman) Strawn with daughters, Sydnie and Chase of Lee, MA; Laurie and Dennis Collins with son, Ryan Todd and daughter, Paige of Horseheads, NY: and Kathey and Carlos Barrera II with sons, Carlos III and Alec and daugther, Maya, of San Antonio, TX. Tim's wishes were to be taken to Temple in Bangkok, Thailand for 3 days, after which his wife will join his family in Texas to celebrate his life. Any who wish, may make a donation to your local ALS Foundation, while condolences may be expressed to his parents in Texas. "Godspeed Timmer, let there be no more pain."
STUART Jeffrey W. Age 55, of Elmira, died peacefully, Thursday, November 10, 2005, surrounded by his family. Jeff was born April 11, 1950, in Buffalo, NY, the son of Elizabeth Stuart and the late William J. Stuart. He was raised in Lansing, NY, where his mother lives. Jeff is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Laurie Liberatore of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law Stacy and Jason Bierman of Big Flats; son Jason Stuart with Kelly Rice of Elmira; step-daughter Meghan and husband, Michael Barlotta of Morris Plains, NJ; granddaughters Molly Bierman and Mia Barlotta; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Marianne Stuart of Ithaca; brother Jay Stuart, with Isabel Hernandez of West Palm Beach, FL; mother-in-law Dorothy Liberatore of Geneva; nephews Jesse and Colin Stuart of Ithaca; along with a large blended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws. Jeff received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He recently retired after a 30 year career with VESID. Jeff was a member of the Elmira Rotary Club. An avid sports enthusiast and all around athlete, Jeff was a high school and college wrestler. He loved to hike and had a passion for bike riding. The light of his life was his family. He and Laurie spent 10 wonderful years together and had the pleasure of merging two families into one; which grew even more with the addition of 2 granddaughters, resulting in Jeff's new name "Poppy". Not only will he be remembered and sorely missed by his family, but also by his many friends. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, November 12, 2005 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. A memorial service will be held following calling hours at 7:00 p.m. Donations in Jeff's memory may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, New York 14905.
SZYMANSKI Heather Michelle Loving mother, daughter, and sister Age 25, of Lawrenceville, PA, died unexpectedly, November 5th, 2005 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born in Elmira, NY on August 12, 1980. Heather is survived by her mother, Deette Szymanski of Elmira; father and stepmother, Michael and Tena (Strait) Brimmer of Millerton, PA; children, Sierra Hoffman, Krisgin Szymanski, Dacoda Szymanski, Benjermin Decker; sisters, Chasity Szymanski of Wellsboro, PA, Keri (Preston) Strait of Millerton, PA, Melissa Strait of Ithaca, NY, Trisha Brimmer of Millerton, PA; brothers, Shawn Szymanski of Elmira, NY, Michael Brimmer of Chemung, NY; grandparents, Charles and Gladys Brimmer of Elmira, NY; fiancé, Brian Decker of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Heather was very well liked and had many loving friends. She lived her life for her children. She was a lover of the outdoors, camping, and country music. Heather was an employment shift supervisor for Subway subs in Wellsboro, PA. There she not only gained priceless friendships, but also the respect of all her employees. Those who had the privilege of knowing her will dearly miss her. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Sunday, November 13th, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The family invites friends to a gathering between the calling hours at the First Church of the Nazarene at 1136 Broadway Street, Elmira. A dish to pass is requested from those attending the gathering. Funeral and committal services celebrating Heather's life will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 9 p.m. The Reverend John Stoner will officiate.
TEBO - WHITESELL
Mary J. (Tebo) Age 83, of Fairview Rd. in Erin, died Monday Nov. 7, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Mary was born March 3, 1922 the daughter of the late Louis and Lillian (Buchanan) Tebo in Cape Vincent, NY. Her surviving family includes her husband Glen, who lovingly cared for Mary for over 57 years. Also surviving are sons and daughters with their families, Art (Linda) Radley of DeRuyter, NY, Lyle (Debbie) Radley of Cape Vincent, NY, Joyce (Mike) Murray of Erin, NY, Glen (Judy) Whitesell also of Erin, NY, Janet (Mike) O'Brien of O'Fallon, MO; grandchildren, Sharon Radley, Carol (James) Hartnett, Marc (Michelle) Radley, Chris Radley, Michael (Janice) Murray, Richard Whitesell, Jeff Whitesell, Kelly Whitesell and Wes and Meagan O'Brien; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Harold Tebo of Horseheads and Fred (Jean) Tebo of Portland, OR. Mary was also predeceased by her brothers, Charlie and George Tebo. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. She retired as head of housekeeping from the Horseheads Holiday Inn. Most of all, time spent with her family was of utmost importance to her. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, from 4-7:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may also remember Mary with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905.
TOBEY - NICHOLS
Kathleen A. Very loving wife, mother and grandmother Age 92, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, October 27, 2005, at home. Kathleen is the beloved daughter of the late Clark and Jane Riley Tobey, born the 20th day of May 1913 in Caton, NY. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Laurence; son, Calvin Nichols of Farmington, NY; daughter, Marlene (Fredrick) Nagle of Freedom, NY; granddaughter, Joanne (Eugene) Rutkofski of Morrisville, NC; sister-in-law, Jennie Anne Tobey of St. Louis, MO; nephews, Albro C. Tobey, Jr., Lee Gene Tobey; niece, Deborah Treadway; several great-nieces and nephews. Kathleen is predeceased by her son, Dale Nichols on July 20, 1993; brother, Albro Tobey. She graduated from Southside High School Class of 1932 and worked at Eclipse Corp. as a drill press operator. Kathleen was a very active member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary - Canandaigua Post #256, an AARP member and Gold Card Club member. She loved helping in her late son Dale's green house, and also knitting and crocheting. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Sunday, October 30, 2005, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. with funeral and committal services there at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Bill Vallet will officiate. Interment at the convenience of the family in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Support Group, C/O Office of the Aging, P.O. Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902.
WEBLER - Mrs. Minnie Webler Field, (SRGP 40674) wife of Henry Field, died at her home on the state road, one and a half miles north of Gilbertsville, Saturday morning, January 6, 1917, of heart disease, aged 52 years. Deceased was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Oct. 5, 1864, daughter of Choral and Caroline Monroe Webler. She married Henry Field, Nov. 15, 1883, and moved to the town of Butternuts in February, 1884, where she has since lived. She is survived by her husband and six children: Lena, wife of Alva Adams; Carrie, who lives in Oxford; Wallace, Mary and Benjamin who are at home; one brother and two sisters, Charles Webler, of Rootville; Mrs. Jane Cass and Mrs. Darius Kniffen, of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and two grandchildren, Alton and Goldie Adams. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church, Tuesday, at 2:30 p. m., with burial at Brookside cemetery, by the side of her two daughters, Goldie and Daisy, who died in childhood. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. George McCulloch.
WINDER - DAY
Jean Winder "Jeanie" A friend to all and loved by many, left this earthly plane peacefully without warning on the morning of November 9th, 2005 at her home on West Second St. in Elmira. She was born November 3rd, 1924 to Gatha and Vera Winder in Norfolk, Virginia. She maintained a lifelong membership to the Norfolk Central Baptist Church and attended the First Baptist Church of Elmira over the years. Her faith and love of God was unwavering. After attending Alfred State College in 1942 she married William Bowler Day. They celebrated 62 years of marriage with their family this July. Aside from her husband, she is survived by her five children, Sunnie Day Griswold of Canisteo, Mary Louise Day-Starr of Springfield, Tennessee, Jackie Day of Bandon, Oregon, William (Gail) Day of Bend, Oregon and Elizabeth (Ed Kenny) Day of Elmira; her nine grandchildren, Bryce, Rebecca, Darin, Matthew, Jason, Sunnie, Bodie, Emmy and Mayrose; along with six great-grandchildren, Skylar, Jared, Tyler, Logan, Hattie and Grace. Before moving to Elmira in 1972 Jean lived in Little Genesee, NY, and was employed at Hi-Q Aerovox in Olean. After moving to Elmira, she was a waitress at the EI Monte Restaurant in Fisherville for 14 years. She belonged to the Zonta Club, The Birthday Club, played Mah Jongg weekly and volunteered at the Arnot Ogden Hospital for years. She was an avid reader and a wonderful cook, as well as a toe-tapping music lover who loved to dance. She was a talented artist, drawing, painting, and cross stitching many beautiful pieces for her friends and family. She had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel the world. There were no strangers to her. She was a devoted wife, mother, and friend with a generous caring spirit. She loved people. Her family was precious to her and she let us know often. A woman of great strength, she lived life on her own terms. Although she lives on in our hearts her physical presence will be dearly missed. We were not ready for her to go. The family wishes to celebrate her life by receiving friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Tuesday, November 15th, from 4-6:30 p.m. followed by a Service of Remembrance. The Reverend Skip Reed will officiate. We would like to give special thanks to Linda, Sharon and Connie for their care and support.
Mrs. Rush Culver, aged 64 years, died in Pittsburgh, Aug. 28, of heart disease. Mrs. Lura E. Woodruff Culver was born in 1863, on a farm near Ansonia, daughter of T. L. Woodruff. Forty-three years ago she married Rush Culver, a lawyer at Westfield. They later moved to Michigan, where they resided until a few years ago, when they moved to Monroe, Louisiana. Besides her husband, Mrs. Culver is survived by two daughters, Miss Ethel Culver, of Monroe, La.; Mrs. Phillip C. Hatch of Point Pleasant, WV; a son, H. T. Culver, of Bessemer, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Swope, of Gaines, and a brother, L. L. Woodruff, of Cleveland. The remains were taken to Ansonia for interment.
Mrs. Charles A. Holden, aged 75 years, died Sep. 6, at 1:30 o’clock,
at her home in Mansfield, after a two months’ illness of a complication
of diseases. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Henrietta Bodine, with
whom she resided; one brother, Geo. W. Dorsett, of Jersey Short; two sisters-in-law,
Miss Carrie Holden, of Corning, and Mrs. L. T. Grover, of Buffalo; also
several nephews and one niece. The funeral was held at Mansfield Thursday;
interment in Hope Cemetery in Corning.
DEATH OF JAMES RUMGAY- James Rumgay, aged 59 years, of Arnot, died Sep. 5, after a month’s illness. He was born in Scotland and came to this country when ten years old with his widowed mother. They settled in Arnot. Mr. Rumgay was associated with various business interests there. He was postmaster of many years. Mr. Rumgay was prominent in politics and had a wide circle of friends. His widow survives. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church at Arnot of which he was a devoted member, Thursday at 2 o’clock, Rev. T. M Hurst officiating; interment in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery at Blossburg. Mr. Rumgay is also survived by two brother, William Rumgay of Portland, Oregon, and Robert Rumgay of Denver, Colorado.