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You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Tri County Clippings- Page Two Hundred Five

These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading a clipping scrapbook.  If Date and Newspaper name are missing from the clipping, we do not have it. We exclude no known information.

Subj:  Obits
Date:  09/20/2003 11:20:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:  JOHNJjbr
To:  JoyceTice
Dear Joyce,
       Here are some more obits for your web site.  Would you be so kind to tell me how to send you my lineage.  I don't have many articles on the family, most of it is by word of mouth, from the obits, or other records on your site and other sites.  You don't have much on my Peterson, Pallone, and Corey lines.  I also have some pictures of the family, but not as many as I wish I had.  We are from Chemung and Tioga Counties.  I haven't found anyone in Bradford County as of yet.
Thank you very much.

Lori Richards
JOHNJjbr@aol.com or SpringBrezzes@aol.com

The OBITS:

ELMIRA STAR-GAZETTE - MARCH 29, 2002
MONROE, LOUISE MAE JOHNS

   Age 86. of Searsburg Road, Valois, NY; died March 27, 2002 at home following an extended illness.  Friends and family are invited to call Saturday, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen; where funeral services for Louise will be held at 2:00 p.m.; Rev. Cynthaia Harvey officiating; burial at Hector Presbyterian Cemetery, Hector, NY.  Memorials in her memory may be directed to the Hector Volunteer Fire Co., PO Box 46, Hector, NY 14841.  Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law; james and Nellie Munroe, John and Anna Munroe, and Richard and Ann Munroe, all of Valois, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Richard Chaffie, of Burdett, NY; 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; she was predecased by her husband, James H. Munroe in 1999.

SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL EDWARD JOHNS AND BERTHA MARIE LUDINGTON JOHNS

STAR-GAZETTE - SEPTEMBER 14, 1964
PALLONE, ANGELO

   Age 83, of 869 Wisner St., Sunday, Sept. 13, 1964.  He was a communicant of St. Anthony's church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Pallone; daughter, Mrs. Minnie Corsie, Mrs. Rose Pizzo, Mrs. Jennie Ciuros, all of Elmira; sons, Frank Cook and Dominic Pallone, both of Elmira, John Pallone of Rochester; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  body at Barrett Funeral Home.  Calling hours:  today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.  Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St Anthony's Church.  St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.

STAR-GAZETTE - SEPTEMBER 15, 1965

   Age 83, of 869 Wisner St.  Body at Barrett Funeral Home.  Calling hours:  today 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.  Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St Anthony's Church.  St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.

STAR-GAZETTE - JULY 19TH AND 20TH 1968
PALLONE, MRS. MARY

   Age 91, of 415 Magee St., Thursday July 18, 1968.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Saturday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Solemn Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church.  Burial in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.  Recitations of Prayers for the dead Friday at 8 p.m.

STAR-GAZETTE - JULY 21, 1968
PALLONE, MRS. MARY

   Of 415 Magee Street.  Prayer service was held at the Barrett Funeral Home, Saturday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Solemn Requlem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church the Rev Frank J. Falletta, celebrant the Rev. David Mattie, deacon and the Rev. Gerald McArdie, subdeacon.  Pallbears:  William CURIOS, Gene CURIOS, Joseph COOK, Angelo COOK, Samuel PIZZO and Angelo PIZZO.  Father Falletta conducted the commital at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.

ELMIRA STAR-GAZETTE - DECEMBER 2, 1960
ANGELO PALLONE

   22 of 255 Allen St., Thursday December 1, 1960.  Survived by wife Mrs. Doris Pallone; daughter Reva; son Michael, both at home; parents, Mrs. Beatrice Putnam and Domonic Pallone of Elmira; brother Samuel Pallone of Orlando Flordia; sister Mrs. Bertha Peterson of Millerton PA, half-sister Miss Beatrice Putnam of Elmira; maternial grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Johns of Mansfield; paternal garndparents Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Pallone of Elmira.  Body at McInerny Funeral Home.  Calling hours:  Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Paul Rockwell.  Woodlawn Cemetery.

ELMIRA STAR-GAZETTE - JUNE 22, 1959
PEGGIE SUE PALLONE

   Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Pallone of 739 Roe Ave.  Sunday, June 21, 1959.  Survived , besides parents, by sister, Reva, at home; grandparents, Domini Pallone of Elmira, Mrs. Beatrice Putnam of Elmira, and Mr. and Mr.s Truman Burt of Wellsburg.  Body at McInerny Funeral Home.  Calling hours:  today 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Duane Hauser.  Babyland, Woodlawn Cemetery.

ELMIRA STAR-GAZETTE - DECEMBER 19, 1980

CIUROS, WILLIAM, SR.

   Age 67, of the Bath, NY VA Medical Center formerly of Elmira, Wednesday, December 17, 1980.  Funeral mass at the VA Chapel, Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John Howe officiating.  Burial at Bath National Cemetery.  Memorials to the Bath VA Medical Center.  Survived by his wife, Jennie Tallone (Pallone) Ciuros, Elmira Heights; 2 sons, William Jr. of Waterbury, Vermont and Paul of Houston, TX; 1 daughter Marie Girardi, Sanford Flordia; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.

STAR-GAZETTE - JANUARY 27, 1998
CIUROS, JENNIE R. (PALLONE)
FORMERLY OF ELMIRA HEIGHTS

   Age 84 of Sanford, FL formerly of 254 W. 15th St., Elmira Heights, NY, died Saturday, January 24, 1998 at the Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Sanford, FL.  Jennie was born on June 16, 1913 in Elmira, NY and moved to Florida in 1995.  She was a former member of St. Charles Borremeo Church, Elmira Heights, NY.  Survivors include:  beloved companion :Mike: Pjatnizin; daughter Marie Girardi, of Sanford, FL; sons, William "Bill" Ciuros, Jr. and wife Martha of Dunedin, FL, and Paul Ciuros and wife Ellie of Lake City, FL; sisters, Minnie Corsi, and Rose Pizzo, both of Elmira, NY; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild.  Those planning an expression of sympathy and in lieu of lowers are asked to consider donations to the American Cancer Society.

STAR-GAZETTE - NOVEMBER 3, 1996
COOK, FRANK

   Age 94 of 1105 McGee Street, Elmira, NY died, Friday, November 1, 1996 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.  There will be no prior calling hours.  Family na d friends are invited to attend a committal service at St. Peter & Paul's  Cemetery on Monday November 4, 1996 at 11 a.m.; the Rev. Joseph Egan will officiate.  He was predeceased by his wife, Antoinette, on January 1, 1965.  Survived by his beloved granddaughter Annette Boykin, of Baltimore, MD; daughters and sons-in-laws, Anna and James Boykin of Elmira with whom he resided, Theresa and Donald Carr of FL., Mary Cox of Elmira; sons and daughter-in-laws, Joseph and Sandra Cook of Elmira Heights, Anthony Cook of Coraopolis, Angelo and Joan Cook of Elmira; sisters, Jenny Ciuros, Minnie Corsi and Rose Pizzo, all of Elmira; seeveral grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by the Barrett Funeral Home.

ELMIRA START GAZETTE - AUGUST 18, 1976
PIZZO, CATHERINE ANN

   Age 16, of 407 Race St., Tuesday August 17, 1976.   Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Friday at a time to be announced.  Survived by parents Samuel and Delores Chalk Pizzo; sisters Mrs. John (Mary Theresa) Fausey of Elmira, Miss Carol Lynn at home; brothers Frank of Elmira, James and Samuel Jr. both at thome; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pizzo of Elmira;; maternal grandmother Mrs. Bernice Chalk of Elmira, maternal great granmother Mrs. Eula Longwell of Elmira, several aunts, uncles and cousins.  she would be a junior student at Norte Dame Highschool past member of the Student Council, basketball, JV Cheerleader and the marching band.  She was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul's Church.


Subj:  More Elmira notebook submissions
Date:  09/16/2003 1:34:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:    crafdy1954@comcast.net (diane)
To:    JoyceTice@aol.com (Joyce Tice)

More  scrapbook items:

 Hedding Ends Anniversary Observance

  A three-day celebration of the dedication of the First Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church 85 years ago ended Sunday.

   Sunday morning the diamond jubilee celebration continued with a service addressed by Dr.E.E.Merring, superintendent of the Genelva District of the ME Church. The Rev. Dr. Merring, pastor of Hedding Church from 1918 to 1930, spoke on the “Faith of Our Fathers.”

  The service was led by the Rev. Benjamin Rowe, Hedding pastor. Music was by the choir, directed by Evan R. Evans, and the church organist, Miss Zennette Clark.

   At the evening service, the Rev. Albert E. Legg, D.D., pastor of the Herkimer ME Church, spoke on “Today’s Task”. The Rev. Mr. Legg was pastor of Hedding Church from 1912 to 1918. Music was by Miss Clark and a quartet composed of Mrs. James W Vivian, Mrs.Edson E.. Daggett, Mr. Evans, and Charles O. Schanley.

   A third former pastor, the Rev. Eli Pittman, pastor from 1904 to 1908 and former district superintendent attended the services.

   At the anniversary service of the Epworth League Sunday, Robert C. Holland of Mansfield, Pa., former league president, was the speaker. Miss Z. Esther Coke, for many years counselor of the League presided.

   The 85th anniversary services started with a “Historical Night” Wednesday when the history of the church was reviewed. Friday night at the anniversary banquet the oldest members of the church were honored. The banquet address was by the Rev. Raymond H. Huse, D.D., pastor of the First ME Church, Ithaca.

The Passing Show – Oct. 14, 1950
 By George S. Crandall

  A long, useful life came to its end when Helen F. Thurston died last week at her home on Roe Ave.   Both she and her sister Mary, who survives, were teachers at the Elmira heights School for more than 30 years.   To both teaching was more than a way to make a living; it was an opportunity to train the young in the way they should go, to mould lives.

   The Misses Thurston-neither ever married- had the happy faculty of gaining confidence of their pupils and of encouraging and inspiring them to do their best. By precept and by example they made their young wards see that a good education is to be prized and is worth the continuous effort that must be made to gain it.

   Scores, yes hundreds , of those who have been pupils of Helen and Mary Thurston will be ever thankful to them for instruction, guidance and help in acquiring knowledge.  Not all the lessons they taught were book lore; they also inculcated ideals and sound principles, and did it so well that they made it stick in many youthful minds.  Could any career be more useful and more honorable?

   Helen and Mary Thurston were daughters of Michael H. Thurston. He was a wheel wright and worked in  the wagon factory at Carr’s Corners in the 1870’s. Later he bought a small farm on Smith Hill, up what is now Hill Crest Road, and lived there until he grew too old for farming and bought the house at 551 Roe Ave. where he spent his last years in comfortable retirement.

   Michael had two brothers, Reuben Thurston, of the contracting firm of  Thurston & Haskell, and Moses W. Thurston, a barber. All three were veterans of the Civil War and active members of the GAR.   It might interest you to know that Mrs. Ada R. Haskell, widow of Myron C Haskell of the firm of Thurston & Haskell, is still living at 559 Roe Ave. She was well and active until recent years when, unfortunately, blindness curtailed her activity but did not lessen her interest in the welfare of her family and friends.

 (contributor – Diane Land)From a scrapbook my grandmother kept with newspaper clippings – no dates – probably early 1900’s to 1940’s

Hedding Class Elects Officers At Monthly Meeting
   Hedding Philathea Class met recently at the home of Mrs. George A. Moll, 823 W., Gray St., for the regular monthly business and social meeting.  Mrs. Nellie E. Abbot, president, presided , and Mrs. Charles L. Coke led the devotions. Refreshments were served by the  hostess, assisted by Mrs. Nellie M. Mills and Miss Florence Mason.
    Officers elected were: President, Mrs.Abbot; first vicepresident, Mrs. Edward R. Lyon; second  vice   president, Mrs. Leon E. Goodrich; secretary, Mrs Fred J. Gantz; treasurer, Mrs. Archie V. Mason; reporter, Mrs. Moll; chairman of the flower committee, Mrs. Mills; chairman of the membership committee, Mrs.Moll.

    Miss Nellie M. Carman of West Second street, has returned from Rochester, where she has been visiting friends.

A Variety Shower
    Mrs. Edward B. Mills of Grand Central avenue, pleasantly entertained a few friends at her home last evening at a variety shower given in honor of Miss Edith M. Lewis. The evening was spent in guessing Contests and in games. Prizes were won by Miss Cora and Minnie Williams and Mrs. L. Coke. A delicious repast was served. Many beautiful and useful presents were received by miss Lewis.


 Subj:  Death Notice: Submitted by Carol A Powers, Great-granddaughter
Date:  09/22/2003 1:59:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:    power@ptd.net (Carol Powers)
To:    JoyceTice@aol.com

Harry Henry Watkins, 79 formerly of Wellsboro died March 23, 1956 at his home in Rochester N.Y.  He was born on October 26, 1876 at Morris Run the son of James and Maria Reese Watkins.  Surviving are two sons, Arthur of Rochester and James of Newark Valley N.Y; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Rebecca Haynes of Wellsboro and Mrs. Margaret Quimby of Wellsboro; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Monday at the funeral home 139 Main Street, with Rev. Marion Finch officiating.  Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.


Subj:  Obituaries for Peterson, Pallone, and Johns
Date:  09/14/2003 9:16:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:  JOHNJjbr
To:  JoyceTice
Joyce

       Hello.  Following are some obituaries I have dug up on my linage.  They are from Chemung and Tioga County.

OCTOBER 10, 1984 - STAR-GAZETTE
OBITUARIES

   Julia (Seymour) Johns 85, of Villa Serene, Elmira Heights Monday October 8, 1984.  She was a home maker, funeral thursday, arrangements by Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights.

DEATH NOTICE - 10/10/1984

   Johns, Julia (Seymour) age 85 of Villa Serene, Elmira Heights Monday Oct 8, 1984.  Friends may call Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Thursday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. with funeral and committal services at conclusion of hours.  Rev. Larry Appenzellar officiating.  Interment Maple Grove Cemetery.  She is survived by daughters Alice Crain fo Salem VA, Mildred Uncapher of Corning, Emily Craig of Gillett PA, Fern Fivie of Elmira.  18 grandchildred, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  Brother Gordon Mills fo Elmira Heights.  Sister Bernice Isaacs of Horseheads.  1 neice and 2 nephews.  She was predeceased by husband Fred Seymour in 1944 and Samuel E. Johns in 1969.

JANUARY 20, 1990 - STAR-GAZETTE
PALLONE, DOMINICK S.

   Age 73 of 3226 Furman Road, Fisherville, NY.  Thursday Jan. 18, 1990 friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held there Monday at 1:00 p.m.  The Rev. Burdette Mason officiating.  Burial Woodlawn.  Contributions to American Cancer Society in his memory.  He was predeceased by a son Angelo in 1960 also a brother John A. Pallone.  He is survived by his wife Esther of Fisherville.  5 sons and daughter-in-laws David & Lynda, John & Linda, Gene & Laura, William & Elsie, Sammy & Pat.  4 daughters Esther Chaffee, Carmen Romano, Christine Pallone and friend Benjamin Thomas, Bertha & Raymond Peterson.  1 brother Frank Cook.  3 sisters Jennie Curis, Rosie Pizzo, Minnie Corsi.  Grandchildren Tommy, Alanna, CMichelle, Craig, Amber, Gina, Kenny, Leta, Peters, PJ, Charlie, Rosie, Bobby, Eddie, Linda, Le, Vera, El, and Lori.  9 great grandchildren.  2 dogs Princess and Scooter.

STAR-GAZETTE JULY 28TH 1982
JOHN A PALLONE

   Age 62 of  Chimney Heights Blvd, Wolcott, formerly of Elmira, NY at Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic July 26, 1982.  He is survived by wife Elanor, 2 daughters Jacqueline of Rochester and Mrs. Dan (Joanne) Millen of Middlesex, 3 granddaughters 1 great grandson, brother-in-law Ted Berry of Bentley Creek, PA.  2 brothers Frank Cook and Dominic Pallone, 3 sisters Mrs. Minnie Corsi, Mrs. Frank (Rose) Pizzo and Mrs. Jeannie Ciuros all of Elmira, NY.  Several neices and nephews and cousins.  There will be no prior calling hours.  Interment Sodus Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

   A memorial service will be held at St. Peter and Pauls Church August 9, 1982 at 12:05 p.m.  In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make contributions in Mr. Pallone's memory to the General fund of Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic, Clifton Springs, NY. Arrangements by Norton Funeral Home, Sodus NY

STAR-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 23, 1996
PALLONE, MRS. ELEANOR M.

   Age 75, of Jefferson Village Watkins Glen, NY died thursday November 21, 1996 at Schuyler Hospital.  Friends are invited to attend her memoral service on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 5th Street Watkins Glen, NY with the Rev. David Bonin officiating.  Memorials may be made to the St. Marry's Restoration Fund.

   Mrs. Pallone was born in Elmira, NY on September 6, 1921 and was the daughter of Clyde and Ruby Redner Berry.  She was employed with the neighborhood justice program in Mountour Falls as a receptionist.  She was also a member of St. Mary's  of the Lake Church.

   She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and friend.  Survived by daughters Jacqueline Sweet of Rochester, NY, Johanna (Dick) von Manen of Victor, NY.  Sisters Irene Adams of Flordia, Alla Belloma, Rosemary McCarthy, Donna Berry all of Watkins Glen, NY, and Carol Quimby of Conn.  Brothers Forest Edward (Mary) Berry of Gillette, PA.  Grandchildren Felicia Luke, Johanna Rae Millen, Shana Marie Millen.  Great grandson Michael John Pallone.  Special friends Helen James and Debbie Nilson many neices and nephews.

CHEMUNG VALLEY REPORTER - MARCH 31, 1932
   MRS. ASA PETERSON

   Mrs. Agnes Peterson 28 died friday at the family home, Chemung RD#1 after a breif illness of pneumonia.  She is survived by her husband Asa Peterson, 2 children Ronald and Harriett, a brother Earl Stamford of NJ.  A prayer service was held at the family home Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and the funeral in the Chemung M.E. Church at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Richard F Wentz officiated.  Burial in the Chemung Cemetery.

AUGUST 23, 1906 - CHEMUNG VALLEY REPORTER

   John, the infant son of Legrand Peterson died tuesday of cholera infantum.  The funeral was held today at 10 o'clock.  Rev. Mark Schuyler offciating.
Thank you again for such a wonderful site.  Lori Richards
JOHNJjbr@aol.com or SpringBrezzes@aol.com


Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Tue Jan 4, 1916

WERE MARRIED SOON AFTER CLOSE OF THE CIVIL WAR

Mr. and Mrs. George Hollands, of Hornell, Celebrate Their Golden Wedding    Hornell, Jan. 3 - Mr. and Mrs. George HOLLANDS (line unreadable) in this city, celebrated their golden wedding Sunday afternoon in their home at No. 254 Main street, with a big family dinner at noon and a reception in the afternoon and evening.
   Mr. and Mrs. HOLLANDS were married on January 2, 1866, in Mansfield, Pa., where they both lived at that time. Mrs. HOLLANDS was formerly Miss Lydia BAILEY. They moved to Hornell a few years after the wedding and have lived here the greater part of the time since. Mr. HOLLANDS is the senior member of the drug firm of George HOLLANDS & Sons, one of the leading mercantile establishments in the city.
   Among the guests who attended the dinner from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles FRIENDS, of Troy, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Myron BAILEY, of Wellsboro, Pa., Elton BAILEY, Mrs. Carl BAILEY and Gordon BAILEY, of Elkland, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. SMITH, and Miss Hildred SMITH, of Middletown, N. Y.
   Mr. HOLLANDS was born in Sussex, England, January 9, 1841, and is the son of William and Charlotte HOLLANDS, both of whom were natives of England. The family came to America in 1850 and settled in Mansfield, Tioga county, Pa.
   In 1861, Mr. HOLLANDS enlisted in Company B, 101st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in which (unreadable) war, the company having taken part in many of the most important of the sanguinary battles of that conflict. At the battle of Fair Oaks, May 30, 1862, he was wounded and on April 20, 1864, he with the entire brigade, was taken prisoner, and at the surrender of Plymouth, N. C., he was transferred to the famous Andersonville prison in Georgia. Later he was transferred to the Florence prison in South Carolina, where he was held until the following December, when he was exchanged.
   In April, 1865, when on his way back to join his regiment, the ship was wrecked in the Potomac river, and he was saved by clinging to the mast all
night. In July, 1864, he received an honorable discharge, having risen from the rank of private to that of first lieutenant. He is now a member of Doty Post, G. A. R., 226, and last year was its commander.
   Soon after the close of the war Mr. HOLLANDS became a member of the firm of HOLLANDS & FLETCHER, of this city. The partnership was later dissolved and Mr. HOLLANDS returned to Pennsylvania and entered business in Fall Brook and Morris Run. In 1871 he again established his home in Hornell, where he has continued to live until the present time. (Submitted by Ralph Weller)


Subj:  A Tri-County Woman of Note
Date:  10/17/2003 5:34:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:    wrsamson@orwell.net (Walter R. and/or Jo Samson)
To:    JoyceTice@aol.com

Charlotte Runey was part of my life more than a half century ago. Not personally, but through my Mother and Grandmother. Her presentations to
gatherings of rural ladies, including Home Bureau meetings, were a welcome event in our area.I had forgotten about her until I saw this item in today's Star Gazette,
17 Oct 2003.
Walt Samson
Service to recall 'Charlotte Calls' host
Neighbors column by JOHN P. CLEARY
Star-Gazette

A memorial service for Charlotte Kolb Runey, who dispensed homemaking tips for 23 years on Elmira-area radio and helped found the Tanglewood
Nature Center, is planned for Saturday in Elmira.

Runey, who had been living at Bethany Village in Horseheads, died Oct. 3 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira after a short illness. She was
96.

Runey was born in Elmira, the daughter of Theodore B. and Charlotte MacDowell Kolb. She earned a degree in home economics from Cornell University in 1929 and worked as a home demonstration agent for Cornell Cooperative Extension. She hosted a radio program on WENY, Charlotte Calls," for 23 years and wrote a home-economics column and feature stories for the Star-Gazette.

In 1948, Runey and her husband, Irving T. "Pat" Runey, formed the Runey Advertising Service. She retired from broadcasting in 1971 to focus her time on the business, and that year won the Elmira Advertising Club's Silver Medal Award as the city's top advertising professional.Runey was a charter member of the Elmira Business and Professional Women's Club, a past president of the Rotary Anns, a member of the First Presbyterian Church Elizabeth Guild and a member of the National Audobon Society.

The Runeys led a fund-raising campaign and arranged to lease 100 acres of land on West Hill Road from the Elmira Water Board for the creation of a nature preserve and education center. Tanglewood Nature Center opened in the spring of 1973.

Irving Runey died in 1981. Charlotte Runey is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

RUNEY Listed on 10/10/03
Charlotte Kolb Age 96, of Bethany Village, Horseheads, died Friday, October 3, 2003, at Arnot-Ogden Hospital after a brief illness.
Memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Elmira, Saturday, October 18, at 2 p.m., Rev. David Kwon officiating. Memorials
in Charlotte's name may be made to Tanglewood Community Nature Center. She is survived by four nieces and nephews, Mrs. Linda Runey Walsh of Pelham, NY, Mrs. Charlotte Kolb Landhuis of Rochester, NY, Mr. Dennis Runey of Exeter, NH, Mr. James Stocker of Menlo Park, CA; and several grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins, including Mrs. Carol Lind of Big Flats, NY, and Mrs. Barbara Zallelly of Elmira. Her husband was the late Irving T. "Pat" Runey of Elmira. She was the daughter of Theodore B. and Charlotte MacDowell Kolb, and sister of J. Lawrence Kolb and Marion Kolb Stocker, all of Elmira. She graduated from Cornell University in 1929 with a B.S. degree from the College of Home Economics. In 1932, she joined New York Electric and Gas Corp., then became a Home Demonstration Agent for Cornell Extension Service, teaching courses to homemakers. Her radio program, "Charlotte Calls," continued daily on WENY for 23 years. She wrote a daily column for the Elmira Star-Gazette featuring tips for housewives. In 1948 she and her husband formed Runey Advertising Service, developing newspaper and radio advertising for local
businesses, until they retired. In 1973 she and Pat co-founded Tanglewood Community Nature Center which she continued to support. She was often recognized for her career and community service, as member of Rotary Anns, serving as President; First Presbyterian Church's Elizabeth Guild, as President; Home Economics Club, where she served as President and received the "Women of Achievement Award" in 1989; charter member of
the Business and Professional Women's Club; Elmira Advertising Club, earning their Silver Medal Award in 1971; and member of the Audubon
Society. She was named "Woman of the Year" in 1975, and in 1983 was recognized as one of three "Community Builders" by the Chemung County
Chamber of Commerce for her community service and as a founding member of Meals on Wheels. Arrangements have been entrusted to the
Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home.

From William O. Slater's obit of 1939: "Nonagenarian Passes Away: William O. Slater, a Spanish War Veteran, the second oldest in the United States at the time of his death, was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, April 29th, 1849, and died Thursday, June 22nd, in his home at Otswego, Wisconsin. Mr. Slater's parents moved from Pennsylvania when he was one and a half years old to Fulton, Illinois, where he lived until he was 18 years old. Mr. Slater and his brother, Henry, then went to Kansas. He railroaded all over the southwest, and helped lay steel on the first road built through the Indian territory. From this country he went to northern Kansas, where he met and married Mary Sanders of Lincoln Township, Washington County. They were married the 25th of December, 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Slater traveled to Illinois in a covered wagon before coming to Ida County, Iowa, where they made their home until the death of Mrs. Salter. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Slater, four of whom survive. Robert Slater died when he was only four and a half years old. Minnie Slater Hare, the oldest daughter, now lives in Battle Creek, the other two daughters, Emily Slater Ellithorpe and Alice Slater Lorenzen, both reside in Vancouver, Washington. The son, Albert, has his home in Boise, Idaho. Not long after the death of Mrs. Slater, William O. Slater moved to Otswego, Wisc, where he made his home until the day of his death. He was married to Mrs. Ella Brozzard the 24th of November, 1920. To this union one daughter was born, Beulah Slater Wavra, who resides at Otswego, Wisconsin. Funeral and burial services were held for Mr. Slater in Otswego Monday afternoon, June 26th, 1939.
 

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