In order by surname at birth
This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
Mark L. Age 24, of Wisteria Way in Horseheads, died at home with his parents at his side after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007. Mark was born in N. Tonowanda, NY July 9, 1982 to Louis and Ginger (Moronski) Adessa; in addition to his parents, Lou and Ginger; Mark is survived by his grandmother, Anna Adessa of Flushing, NY; aunts and uncles, Linda and Ken Carlson of Tonawanda, NY, Judith and William Hepler of Union City, PA, Joseph and Carolyn Moronski of Clarence, NY, Ronald and Ardis Moronski of Pleasantville, PA, Glenn Moronski of Lady Lake, FL, George Moronski of Marionville, PA, David and Debbie Moronski of Grand Valley, PA, Richard and Jan Moronski, also of Grand Valley, PA and Paul Adessa of Colorado; god father, Salvatore Alaimo of Decatur, GA; along with eight cousins and many great-aunts and great-uncles. Mark was also predeceased by his grandparents, Anna and Joseph Moronski Charles Adessa. Mark was a spirited young man with a passion for cars and mechanics. He was a 2000 graduate of Horseheads High School and 2003 graduate of Corning Community College. Services with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads will take place privately. Those wishing are encouraged to remember Mark and his family with a donation of a pint of blood through any local Red Cross donation center.
Justin C. Westfield, PA Age 26, of Leesburg, FL, died February 10, 2007. He was the son of Penny and Ralph Tormey, and a 1998 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Saturday, 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3:00 p.m.
Frederick A. of Sabinsville, PA 70, died Wednesday, December 27, 2006. Born October 19, 1936 in Greensburg, PA, he was the son of Francis J. and Elizabeth Mitchell Amann. On June 9, 1961 in Borden, NY, he married the former Janice Stebbins, who survives. He was employed by Corning, Inc. for 39 years, retiring in 1998. He was a lifelong fan of auto racing, an avid pet lover, and enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. Surviving besides his wife are: three sons, Francis J. Amann of Rochester, NY, Scott A. (Dawn) Amann of Westfield, and Frederick M. Amann of Sabinsville; two daughters, Pamela S. Whitmire of Sabinsville, PA, and Jean L. (Dana E.) Hess of Galeton; and beloved granddaughter, Courtney Elizabeth Amann of Elkland, PA. Friends may call at the Clymer Baptist Church, Sabinsville, PA, on Saturday, December 30, 2006, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., with a Memorial Service following at 6:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Roy Seiders will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Sabinsville Ambulance Association, the Clymer Baptist Church, or the Spaulding Foundation (a fund for individuals injured in racing related accidents), 1074 Sulpher Spring Rd., Owego, NY 13827. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.
BAILEY LORRAINE WARNER
Lorraine (Bailey) 86, of East Troy, PA, died on Thursday, February 1, 2007, at her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Gerald Orrin Warner, Sr. who died on April 13, 1996. Lorraine was born on May 21, 1920 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Glen and Leah (Sherman) Bailey. She was a graduate of Troy High School and the Robert Packer School of Nursing. She and her high school sweetheart, Gerald, married April 5, 1943. During World War II Lorraine went wherever Gerald was stationed. Following the war they settled in East Troy where they established Warner Tractor and Equipment, Inc. She and Gerald also continued the tradition of Warner Taffy at the Troy Fair. Lorraine is survived by her seven children: Bonnie Kerns of Ft. Collins, CO, Dawn (Charles) Debach of Leona, PA, Gerry Warner, Jr., Sally (Jim) Sholly of Lebanon, PA, David (Barbara) Warner of Troy, PA, Scott (Margaret) Warner of Troy, PA, Mary Beth (John) Newhart of Troy, PA. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Garon Michael of Los Angeles, CA, Tina ( Brian) Gedeon of Atlanta, GA, Lisa (John) Burns of Beaumont, TX, Robyn (Ron) White of Ft. Collins, CO, Danny (Billie) Van Noy of Ft. Collins, CO, Joy Debach (Russell Trezise) of Newtown CT, Melissa Debach (Michael Salisbury) of Oviedo, FL, Anthony (Kelli) Warner of Pittsburgh, PA, Gerald (Natalie) Warner of Pittsburgh, PA, Matthew Sholly of Hellam, PA, Anne Sholly of West Chester, PA, Kent (Mary) Warner of Mansfield, PA, Brian Warner of Andover, MA, Rachel Warner of Troy, PA, Ben, Todd and Carolyn Warner of Troy, PA, Jedidiah and Chekota Newhart of Troy, PA; and several great-grandchildren. Her survivors also include brother, Glen (Mary) Bailey; sisters, Virginia June, Nancy Passeri, and Jackie Wesneski. She is also survived by her very dear friend and caretaker, Melea Putnam. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald; several sisters, one brother; and three beloved grandchildren: Stephen Debach, Baby Girl and Michael Van Noy. As Lorraine wished there will be no calling hours or service. Private arrangements will be at the convenience of her family. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. Contributions may be made in Lorraine's memory to the Western Alliance Ambulance Assoc. P.O. Box 13 Troy, PA 16947.
Loren G. of Horseheads died December 24, 2006 in Wellsboro, PA. Loren was born in Elmira the son of the late Lester and Thelma (Lidell) Baker. His wife, Mary Frances (Angelo) Baker of Horseheads, survives him; also surviving are their children, Loren G. Baker II of N. Tonawanda, NY, Leslie J. (Justin Terry) Baker of Horseheads, NY, John Emery Baker of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Doug (Becky) Baker of Horseheads, NY, Bruce Baker also of Horseheads, NY; nieces, Amy (Chad) Moore of Horseheads, NY, Kate (Shawn) Bradley of Pine City, NY; in-laws, John and Elda Angelo of Sayre, PA; brothers-in-law, Dr. Louis (Valerie) Angelo of Sayre, PA; Richard (Randa) Angelo of New Windsor, MD; great-aunts and uncles, Irene (Joseph) Ciotti, Frances (Michael) DePumpo, Carmela (the late Ralph) Coviello, Elissa (Rocco) Bottoni, Louise Angelo; and several extended family members and friends. Loren was a former president of Horseheads Rotary Club, former member of both the Horseheads Elks, and Horseheads School Board. After graduating College he became the Vice president of Haile-Dean Seed Company in Orlando, FL. Leaving Florida he returned home to assist his family in the operation of their lawn and garden store. He was well known on the radio with the weekly Garden Note Book show. He graduated from Horseheads High School and Cornell University. Loren along with his brothers owns and operates Banfield and Baker Corp. in Horseheads where he was their Vice President of Sales. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, December 28, 2006, from 3-6:00 p.m. where his service will be celebrated there at 6:00 p.m. His interment will take place at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials in Loren's name to the Horseheads Rotary Scholarship Fund, C/O Marianne Kalec Chemung Canal Trust Co., PO Box 1522, Elmira, NY 14902, or the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Envelopes will also be provided at the funeral home.
BARAN Veronica "Vic" B. COOK
Formerly of Dushore, PA and Horseheads, NY
Age 100 died on June 20, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit in Elmira, NY. Veronica was born January 23, 1907 in Kingston, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Adam and Mary Fedor Baran and was raised in Lopez, PA. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers and sisters. Veronica married her husband Douglas B. Cook who pre-deceased her in 1972. She was a retired employee of Harrington Company in Dushore, PA. Veronica was a member of Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Dushore, PA and attended Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Cook is survived by her daughter Dorothy Van Kurin Thornton of Horseheads, NY, her sister-in-law Pearl Scholls of Kentucky and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mrs. Cook's Funeral Services on Monday June 25, 2007 at 1 PM at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 116 Carpenter Street Dushore, PA. Pastor Randele Albers and Pastor L. Aljoe-Thurman will officiate. Interment in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Dushore, PA. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Cook through memorials to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church P.O. Box 460 – 116 Carpenter Street Dushore, PA 18614 or to a charity of one's own choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
BARRY PATRICIA "NAN" POLING
Patricia "Nan" (Barry) Age 83, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, February 24, 2007. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2007, at 12:00 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA
BAXTER, Dale Sr.
Age 56, of Roaring Branch (Union Twp.), died unexpectedly Saturday, June 16, 2007, at the Troy Hospital. Born November 14, 1950, in Troy, PA, he was a son of Helen (Johnson) Newell and the late Philip Baxter. Shortly after graduating from Troy High School, class of 1968, he enlisted in the Army and served during the Vietnam War. He was employed by the Hamilton Trucking Co. in Blossburg until its closure. Dale then established Baxter's Trucking Co., and for the past several years worked for the Matthew's Trucking Co. in Canton. Dale was a very active and dedicated member of the Canton Moose No. 429. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor. Dale always enjoyed times he spent with family and many friends. He was an avid card player and enjoyed hunting, bowling and tractor pulls. Besides his mother, Helen, of Canton, surviving is his son, Dale Jr. of Roaring Branch; a brother, Ed (Deb) Newell of Windfall; sisters, Beverly (Lawrence) Finch of Mansfield, Cindy (Philip) Roupp of Covington; several nieces, nephews, cousins; special friends, Lamar Haflett of Canton, Dave Morse of Franklindale, and Bill Lloyd of Shunk. He was predeceased by siblings, Sharon Baxter and Philip Baxter Jr.; and his step-father, Merle Newell. Calling hours are 6- 8 p.m., Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10–11 a.m., at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will follow Wednesday, at 11 a.m. with Military Honors accorded. Burial will be held in Barbours Cemetery. His family requests memorials in Dale's name to the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, 17 Sullivan St., Canton, PA 17724.
Zygmunt Louie Age 87, of Horseheads, died on Tuesday, December 12, 2006. Mr. Bebel was predeceased by his parents, William and Josephine (Libera) Bebel; brothers, William and John Bebel; sisters, Genevieve Bachynski, Stella Dropp, Helen Bebel, Ida Gray, Mary Perot. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Vera Bebel; three sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Bebel, Horseheads, Richard and P.J. Bebel, OH, Stephen "Tim" Bebel, Campville; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and William Mamelli, CA; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Cassie and Claude Lamoreaux, Windsor; sisters-in-law, Mary Bebel, Dorothy Osovski, Ella Osovski, Josephine Osovski; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, with the Rev. William Wells officiating. Burial will follow in the Vestal Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Zygmunt L. Bebel's memory to the Owego Fire/Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 22, Owego, NY 13827.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, January 25, 1911
Tioga, Jan 23 -- Henry Beckwith of this place died at his home on Cowanesque Street on Friday, of rheumatism of the heart. Mr. Beckwith had been in poor health for some time, and suffered a stroke a few days ago. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Miss Carrie Beckwith, of this place. the funeral took place on sunday at one o'clock.
BELCHER Clarence Evan
Age 87, of Wellsboro, PA, died June 20, 2007 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Wilson M. Age 93 and longtime resident of Gardner Rd., Horseheads, died on Wed., Feb. 21, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Wilson is survived by his wife of over 57 years, Savannah (Weider) Bell; daughter and son, Sandra (Frank) Stranzl of Horseheads, NY, Gary (Nancy) Bell of Hampton, VA; grandchildren, Jolene (Jeff) Simmons of Ithaca, Terri (Jeff) Standish of Breesport, Richard (Abby) Fluman and Lisa (Geoff) Hartigan, all of Horseheads, Linda (Dave) Friebis of Elmira Heights, Melissa (Bruce) Leggett of FL, Courtney Bell of TN; foster daughter, Paula (Richard) Schlagle of ID; 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Betty Goss, John and Richard Weider. Wilson was also predeceased by his twin brother, Marshall; and brothers, John, Richard and Robert Bell; and sisters, Pauline Snook and Mary Kline. Wilson along with his wife are dedicated members of Elmwood Baptist Church in Elmira Heights. He was retired from Westinghouse Corp in Horseheads where he was an assembler in the Cathode Ray Tube division. He was a veteran of the US Army Air Force serving in the 372nd Bomb Squadron. A devoted family man; dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Wilson will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man and a wonderful chef. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, from 4-6:00 p.m. and again on Monday from 10-11:00 a.m. where his service will take place there at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with full Military Honors to be accorded. Expressions of sympathy may also be directed in memory of Wilson to Elmwood Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903.
Josephine Age 74, of Brookside Cir. in Big Flats, and formerly of Towanda, died after a brief illness on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. Josephine is survived by her husband, Joseph Pelot; daughters, Susan (John) Stabrylla of Highland Lakes, NJ, Sandra (Charles) Murray of Dushore, PA; grandchildren, Stephanie Stabrylla and CharliLynn Murray; Kristie and Jennifer Murray; stepchildren, Rick (Janet) Pelot, Pittsburg, PA, Gary Pelot of Ashville, NC, and Tom Pelot of Big Flats, NY; step grandchildren, Stephanie and Lindsay Pelot and Sarah Pelot; sisters, Delores Elchak of Lopez, PA, and Anna Rosenberry of Monroton, PA; several other extended family and many friends. She was also predeceased by her first husband, Earl Benjamin in 1996; and brother, Eugene Rodriguez in 1967. She was born Oct. 23, 1932 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, the daughter of the late Amando and Susan (Janasov) Rodriguez. Josephine was retired from GTE/Sylvania in Towanda. She was a member of Our Saviours Lutheran Church and former member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Trinity Chapel. She was a past Justice of the Peace of Sullivan County. Later residing in Towanda, she was a member and past matron of OES Chapter # 76, the Quarter Century Club at Sylvania, and the Towanda Loose Threads Quilt Club. In Big Flats she was a member of the Red Hat Society Soaring Red Hatters, O.E.S Big Flats Excelsior Chapter #323, where she was also recently worthy matron. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., where her service will be celebrated there at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Timothy Geiger officiating. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church c/o Joan Exley Treas., RR#1, Box 1068, Mildred, PA 18632. NOTICE: Officers and members of the Order of Eastern Star will gather at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2007, at 12:45 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed sister.
BERRY - MCKENRICK
Sharon K. "Samanthaa" Formerly of Dry Run Rd. Pine City and presently of Beaver Dams died Saturday morning December 9, 2006 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following a brief illness and complications from a stroke. Born on May 3, 1943 in Austinville, PA Sharon was the daughter of the late Robert Tiffany & Margaret Berry. She was well known in the Southport Community having been the proprietor of Broadway Hair Fashions. She loved all living things, including her boxers as well as a host of other animals which she & her husband raised on "Magic Mountain." Sharon had passion in all that she did. Her love of water and sailing would often lead her to Seneca Lake. She was also a very talented artist. She enjoyed gardening because it helped her to connect with Mother Earth. Through her last years, Sam spent countless hours researching alternative & holistic healing. She became a Reiki Master founding a group called "Soul Discovery Thru Reiki" which has over a thousand members throughout the world. It was her desire to send unlimited love, joy, peace, compassion, wisdom, and abundance to all she met. She was a loving wife and mother to her family who survive and cherish her memory. Sharon's husband and companion of 32 years, Daniel P. McKenrick; children, Robert Carlson with Lora Lattin; Kimberlee & Terry Condon along with their children, Patrick, Lacey and Ashley Condon; Daniel P. Jr. & Lisa McKenrick along with their children, Jason and Erin McKenrick; Terrance & Elizabeth McKenrick along with their children, Christian, Mariah and Justice McKenrick; Robert & Alisa McKenrick along with their children, Brian, Aidan and Allysandra; many family friends and Sharon's closest and dearest friend, Cathy Warner. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday December 9, 2006 between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at the Caywood's on Wednesday morning at 11a.m. with the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Burial will take place at the family's convenience. Memorials may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society, SPCA St. Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903 in Sharon's memory.
BETZER - STRANGER
Violette M. Formerly of Maple Ave. Was born February 17, 1918 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late John A. and Helen S. (Baker) Betzer, died peacefully on Friday, December 22, 2006, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY, at the age of 88. Her husband, Elmer Stranger; son, Harold Davis, Jr.; daughter, Karen Travis; son-in-law, Harold Travis, predeceased her. She is survived by her sister, Katherine Saggeese of NY; brother, John (Violet) Betzer of SC; son, Gary Davis of NY; granddaughter, Michelle Wray of CA; along with several other grandchildren, nieces and nephews; stepchildren, Susan and Merrill Aumick of NY; David and Rhonda Stranger of AK; Sharron and LaVerne Schmidt of WI, James Stranger of NY, Robert and Kathy Stranger of NY, Donna and Gerald Morgan of PA; along with numerous step grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Violette was a great lover of all animals especially her cats. She enjoyed watching her movies and took pleasure in her soap operas. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Corning, NY. At her request, there will be no prior calling hours or services. She will be laid to rest on the family plot in the Riverside Cemetery, Lowman, NY, privately at a time convenient for her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.
BILINSKY NANCY VISELLI
Nancy B. Age 65, of Las Vegas NV, formerly of Elmira NY, died Tuesday February 13, 2007, after an extended illness. She was born February 13, 1942 in Elmira, daughter of the late Walter and Virginia Bilinsky. Nancy opened The Candy Box in Elmira in 1981, where she was the owner/operator for 16 years before moving to Las Vegas. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 44 years, Louis A. Viselli of Las Vegas; daughter, Karen Viselli of Las Vegas; son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Kathleen (Coseo) Viselli of Elmira; grandchildren, Nicholas and Caroline Viselli; brother-in law, Thomas Viselli of Elmira; nieces and nephews, Michael (Patricia) Smithers, Daniel (Renee) Smithers, Cheryl (Stephen) Janeski, David (Mary) Smithers, and Stephen Smithers, with fiancee Nodja Coolbaugh, all of Elmira, Thomas (Eileen) Scrimale of Rochester, and Paul (Maria) Scrimale of Horseheads; cousins, Paula Terlecky of Williamsville NY, and Sue Johnson of Castile NY, along with several great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers-in law and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Selma (Viselli) Scrimale, Richard and Teresa (Viselli) Smithers, and cousin, Ginger Farwell. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church. Donations in Nancy's memory may be directed to American Lung Association, 116 John Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10038.
Wells ''Pete'' E., Jr. Age 61, of Elmira, died Monday, February 19, 2007, at the VA Medical Center, Syracuse, NY. He served in the Navy from 1964-1968. Survivors include his father, Wells E. Bliss Sr.; and one brother, David Bliss of Pleasanton, CA. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
BOOM AUDREY E. BRONSON
Audrey E. (Boom) Age 76, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at her home. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 10, 2007, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow the calling hour at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating.
BRAVO EVELYN TURNER
Evelyn Bravo Age 89, of Bethany Village, Horseheads, NY, died
on Tuesday January 9, 2007. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Reverend Frederick L. Turner; daughter, Ruth Evelyn Turner-Jones of Lebanon, CT; and son, Frederick W. (Betsy Hurwitz) Turner of Croton-on-Hudson, NY; and four grandchildren. The family will receive friends for a time of sharing to take place on Saturday, January 13, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. in the Empire Room of The Bethany Village Appleridge Facility. Those wishing may make memorials in Evelyn's name to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
Robert K. Age 86, of Elmira, died Saturday, February 10, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Bob was born June 25, 1920, a son of Jonathan and Jesse Brewer. He is predeceased by his son, Ronald Brewer, grandson, Joseph Brewer, brother, Glenn Brewer, and sisters, Bernice Black, Thelma Bucci, Mariam Widdis and Jean Depio. Bob is survived by his children, Dean D. Brewer of Lockwood, NY, Diane M. Kelley of Virginia, Robert J. Brewer, with wife Zandra, of Waverly, and Richard K. Brewer, with wife Colleen, of Elmira; sister, Jesse McCall of Elmira; grandchildren, Dean D. Brewer, Jr., Jack Brewer, Mike Ryan, James Ryan, Jonathan Brewer, Justin Brewer, Jessica Dobbs, Christine Brewer; along with several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Bob lived in his home on Monkey Run Road for over 80 years. In his earlier years he was a part time farmer. Bob was retired from American Bridge in Elmira Heights. He was a lifetime member of the Chemung Valley Old Timers Association and enjoyed being around antique farm machinery. Bob's greatest love was for his family. He will be missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 6:15 p.m., with Reverend Ann Mowery officiating. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Chemung County Historical Society, 415 E. Water Street, Elmira NY 14901.
BUCHANAN ROCYNDA R. "CINDY" KELSEY
Rocynda R. "Cindy" of Elmira, NY - Was born September 21, 1949 in Bath, NY, the daughter of the late Lewis and Zadie (Hoose) Buchanan, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, June 24, 2007, at the age of 57. She is survived by her grandchildren, Brittany Sue Ribble and Sean Ribble; daughter, Shannon Ribble; very close friend, Anna Mae Ponti; brother-in-law, George Kelsey Jr.; brothers, Theron Bennett/David Bright, Dean (Rhonda) Bennett; sisters, Peggy Buchanan, Patti (Dale) McPherson; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. "Cindy" enjoyed her work with the Literacy Volunteer Program in Elmira. Her passion for tutoring others goes without saying. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Services to celebrate her life will be held privately at the convenience of her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
Michael J. Jr. Age 84 of Elmira NY, died Saturday, February 24, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mike was born in Elmira NY, a son of Michael J. and Mary Sandore Buffalin. He is predeceased by sisters, Grace Greco and Helena Rennie; brothers, James, Arthur and Joseph Buffalin. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marion Hoy Buffalin. He is also survived by son Michael J. Buffalin III of Rancho Santa Marguerita CA; daughter Patricia Buffalin-Stabinsky with husband Alan of Webster NY; grandchildren, Polly Moyer with husband Christopher of Rochester, Christopher Bennett with wife Jamee of Rochester, Michael J. Buffalin IV of Rancho Santa Marguerita CA; great grandchildren, Zachary, Joshua and Grace Moyer and Tyler Bennett; brother Eugene Buffalin with wife Judy of Elmira; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Buffalin of Elmira, Linda Buffalin of Elmira, Jane and Robert Wolff of Nyack NY, William Rennie of Elmira, Hugh and Rosabel Hoy of Voorhees NJ, James and Jean Hoy of Bristol TN; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mike was a US Navy veteran of WW II having served a crew member on the Navy airplane Martin PBM-3C Mariner. He retired as a manufacturing engineer after 46 years of service with what is currently Purolator Products in Elmira Heights. Mike enjoyed working with his hands and was skilled enough to build additions to his home as well as make doll houses and rocking horses for his grandchildren. He was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church, a member of the life member of the Knights of Columbus - Elmira Council #229, and a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date to be announced. Donations in Mike's memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira NY 14901. Arrangements by the McInerny Funeral Home.
BURDIC ETHEL MAE
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Thursday, October 28, 1943
Mrs. Ethel Mae Burdic Riehl, 55, died Oct. 15 at her home in Westfield after an extended illness. She was born September 11, 1888, the youngest daughter of the late DeForest and Ann Burdic and was a lifelong resident of Westfield. Miss Riehl graduated from the Westfield High School in 1905. She later taught school, after which she was associated in the office of the former H. Z. Pride & Son. On January 3, 1917, she was united in marriage to Henry C. Riehl. She is survived by her husband, Henry Riehl; one brother, Edwin N. Burdic of Westfield and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted from the home Oct. 17 by the Rev. C. R. Swearington; burial was made at Ulysses. (Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, Potter County, PA)
BURKHOUSE MARY J. POND
Mary J. Age 52, of Mansfield, PA, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 11, 2007, at her home. Mary was born on March 22, 1954 in Renovo, PA, a daughter of Leonard "Josh" and Mina (Confer) Burkhouse. She attended St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield, PA. Mary's true passion was spending time with her only grandchild, Nicolas. Mary was in the process of fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a nurse by attending the Pennsylvania College of Technology School of Nursing in Wellsboro, PA. Mary is survived by a daughter, Wendy (Scott Mesuch) Roe of Hershey, PA; two sons, Paul Fowler and Joshua Pond on Nanticoke, PA; a grandson, Nicolas Roe of Hershey, PA; her companion, Donald L. Hall of Mansfield, PA; her twin sister, Nancy Galford of Clermont, FL; a brother and sister-in-law, Marty and Maria Haupt of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; a sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Joe Blinzler; stepdaughter, Rhonda (Donnie) Farrell of Painted Post, NY; stepson, Bruce (Keough) Hallock of Horseheads, NY; step grandchildren, Geoffrey (Crystal) Layton, Samantha Layton, Bo Farrell, Thomas Overhiser, and Kaycie Hallock. Her parents, and a brother, Karl Burkhouse, preceded her in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 14, 2007, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, January 15, 2007, from Noon until 1 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will immediately follow the viewing on Monday, January 15, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with her Pastor, the Rev. Rowena Gibbons officiating. Burial will be in the Portage Twp. Cemetery, Gardeau, PA.
BURNS KATHERINE E. HORTON
Katherine E. Age 89, of Elmira, NY. She was born April 22, 1917 in Troy, PA, daughter of the late William, Sr. and Martha (Bright) Burns, and died Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Horton; grandson, Aubrey Loucks; brother, Percy Burns; and sister, Mary Smith; and is survived by her daughter, Joyce Horton; brother, William Burns, Jr.; sister, Jane Greene, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Charles (Cheryl) Loucks III of Elmira, Vanessa Loucks of Ithaca, Babette Loucks of Troy, NY, Glenda Loucks and Ursula Loucks, both of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Quentin Kiah; her special great-grandson whom she helped raise, Charles Loucks IV, James and Cheryle Loucks, Jennifer Spaulding, Tolcessa Norton, Kelan, Samiah and Jaquan Carson. Mrs. Horton was formerly employed with Remington Rand. Family and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Saturday, February 17th, at 11 a.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Rev. Gregory Jones will officiate
Robert J. Formerly of Harrison Valley 89, died Monday, December 25, 2006. Born August 2, 1917 in Phillips Station, Westfield Twp., PA, he was the son of Edward and Mabel Price Burrell. On November 26, 1939 in Wellsboro, he married the former Freda Thompson, who predeceased him in 1996. He was a self-employed carpenter, plumber, and electrician. He was a Baptist member of the Harrison Valley Federated Church and a member of the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Co. Surviving are: a daughter, Mary Ann Major of Lakeland, FL; three grandchildren, Daniel Lutinski of Lewistown, PA, James Lutinski of Colorado Springs, CO, and Linda Suppa of Wausau, WI; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Raymond (Eloise) Burrell of Sabinsville. He was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Clark and Louise Roberts; and a brother, Charles E. Burrell. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Sunday, December 31st from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Ed Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Harrison Valley Volunteer Fire Co., Harrison Valley, PA 16927.
CAREW Ralph "Sonny"
Age 77, of Morris Run, PA, died on Friday, June 22, 2007, at his great-niece's home, Shanna Garverick in Covington, PA. Ralph was born on March 19, 1930 in Fall Brook, PA, a son of Fred and Ruby (Carey) Carew. Ralph was baptized in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Morris Run, PA. He enjoyed assisting with mail delivery, fishing, and was often referred to as the "Mayor of Morris Run". Ralph is survived by his niece and nephew, Joseph and Jeanette Witucki, with whom he resided; a special great-niece, who assisted in his care giving, Shanna Garverick of Covington, PA; a brother, Fred Carew of Canton, PA; and a sister, Phyllis Pequignot of Canton, PA. He was predeceased by his parents; and a sister, Janet Jenkins, in 2006. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 25, 2007, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A Memorial Service will be held immediately following the visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Martin A. "Marty" Age 41, died unexpectedly in Midland, TX, on Friday, February 9, 2007, as a result of an accident. Marty was born September 13, 1965 in Elmira, NY. He is survived by his daughter, Mallory A. Chapman of Elmira, NY; parents, Ralph and Marcia Chapman of Horseheads, NY; brother, Michael (Jennifer) Chapman of Poquosan, VA; sisters, Patricia (Kim) Hiller of Frewsburg, NY, Amy (Gordon) Evans of Breesport, NY, and Janice (Michael) Murray of Millport, NY; brother-in-law, Gary Noble of Simpsonville, SC; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Marty is predeceased by his sister, Kathy Noble. 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, February 24, 2007, from 2-3:30 p.m. Marty's Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of hours with Deacon Bruce Hayes. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Marty through memorials to the Horseheads Christian School, 2293 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY 14845.
CHERER ROWENA M. SMITH
Rowena M. Age 93 of Villa Serene Apts., Elmira Heights, NY. She was born December 31, 1913 in Boston, MA, daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (McNeil) Cherer and died Saturday, January 27, 2007, unexpectedly at home. She was predeceased by her husband Albert in 1994 and is survived by her children Diane and Frank Cicci of Moorseville, NC, Linda and Walter VanZile of Milton, MA, Stanley and Mary Smith of Belize, Central America and Lorriane Dukes of Seattle, WA; grandchildren Christina Cicci, Anjanette Bobrow, Nicholas, Margaret and Victoria Cicci, Scott and Kevin VanZile, Penny Aiecardi, Jennifer Pittsley, Pam, Kileen, Christofer and Jeffery VanZile, Tracy Keith, Patrick and Mark Smith; along with several great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, January 29th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
CLARK BARBARACHAMBERLAIN (SRGP
Barbara Clark 45, of Surfside Beach, SC, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died January 1, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer in Little Rock, AR, while undergoing further treatments. She was born May 13, 1961 in North Tarrytown, NY, the daughter of David and Nancy Clark. Barbara graduated from Mansfield High School in 1979 and Williamsport Area Community College in 1981. She and her husband, Le, co-owned Chamberlain Transportation in Mansfield until they moved to South Carolina. Surviving, in addition to her husband, Le of Surfside Beach, SC, are her mother and stepfather, Nancy and Frank Tice of Mainesburg, PA; her stepdaughter, Kimberle (Scott) Bechtel and their children, Breanna and Dalton, all of Surfside Beach, SC; a brother, Donald (Candy) Clark of Covington, PA; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Olin and Edna Chamberlain of Covington, PA; uncles, Jon (Gayle) Clark of Mansfield, PA, Ernest (Renee) Lancaster of Lake Peekskill, NY; aunt, Dorothy Paci of Horseheads, NY; nephew, Joshua Clark and niece, Erica Clark, both of Covington, PA; and numerous other family members. She was predeceased by her father, David H. Clark; and stepdaughter, Kary Chamberlain. In keeping with Barbara's wishes, there will be no funeral services. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga Unit, 948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the Building Fund of the First United Methodist Church of Mainesburg, 100 Smith Park Road, Mainesburg, PA 16932. Sympath"e" cards may be sent to Barbara's family at www.wilstonfuneralhome.com "OBITUARIES". A service of Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
Donald A. Age 81 of Horseheads, NY. He was born January 15, 1925 in Loganton, PA, son of the late John and Myrtle (Hackenberg) Clark and died Thursday, January 11, 2007 unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by a daughter Irene Clark and is survived by his wife of 37 years, Doris; daughters and son-in-law Shirley Chutes of Marblehead, OH, Donna and Joseph Shepard of Horseheads, Lori Rutzinger of Elmira and Nancy Cosner-Clark of Cave Junction, OR; grandchildren Amanda and Andrew Shepard, Cedar Cosner and James Chutes. Mr. Clark was employed with American LaFrance for 25 years and was currently employed with Lake St. Presbyterian Church. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Sunday, January 14th at 4 pm in Lake St. Presbyterian Church, 300 Lake St., Elmira. Rev. Ross Raymond will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Don through donations to Lake St. Presbyterian Church of the charity or one's choice. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Kenneth "Ken" "Casey" Age 78, of Mansfield, PA, died on Monday, January 22, 2007, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Kenneth was born on April 13, 1928 in Lansing, NC, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Owen) Clark. Prior to his retirement, Ken owned and operated his own business in automobile sales. He was a US Marine Corps veteran and held memberships with the American Legion in Blossburg, PA, the Arnot Sportsmen's Club and the Hillside Rod & Gun Club. Ken enjoyed gardening vegetables and roses, hunting and horse races. Ken in survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Victor Clark, George "Frank" and Brenda Clark of Enola, PA; two grandchildren, two step grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; his companion of 25 years, Dorothy Jones of Mansfield, PA; her daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Ben Hutcheson; a brother, Richard Clark of Carlisle, PA; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sidney Clark of Lancaster, PA, Barbara and Kenneth Huber of Greenfield, IN; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ken was predeceased by a brother, Paul Clark in 1992. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 25, 2007, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Friday, January 26, 2007, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with the decedent's nephew, Rev. William Paul Clark, officiating.
CONBOY - McGOVERN, Jule Conboy
Age 85, died June 13, 2007 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY. Jule, born April 27, 1922 in Friendsville, PA, was the youngest daughter of Frank and Helena Golden Conboy. She graduated from Rush High School, Rush, PA, in 1939. She then graduated from Binghamton Business School in 1941. On November 24, 1943, Jule married Andrew McGovern at St. Patrick's Church, Irish Hill, PA. Jule and Andy lived in Ithaca, NY, then Rochester, NY, before retiring to Pine City, NY, in 1982. Jule was a communicant at St. Peter and Paul's Church, Elmira, NY. She enjoyed the antique furnishings of her home and her pet dogs. Jule was preceded in death by infant son, Andrew; her parents; and her sisters, Mary Ellen and Ann. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Andrew; and several cousins. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2007, at St. Patrick's Church, Irish Hill, with Father Cas Stanis officiating. Prayers of committal will immediately follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery. Contributions in Jule's memory may be offered to St. Patrick's Church, P.O. Box 50, Friendsville, PA 18818. Thank you to Elcor Health Care Services for their kind and compassionate care of Jule. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg, NY.
Leon James 58, died Saturday, December 23, 2006, in Forth Worth, TX. Funeral services will be Thursday December 28th at 9:30 a.m. at Greenwood Chapel in Forth Worth, TX. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Thursday prior to service. Leon James "Tuffy" Conklin was born September 3, 1948 in Elmira, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Marion; and one brother Bud. Survivors are wife, Melinda Conklin of Weatherford; daughter, Tammy Hanks of Gainesville, FL.; stepsons, Charlie Batten of Crowley and Jonathan Batten of Grapevine; mother and father-in-law, Maw and Paw Scoggins; sisters, Jan Brewster of Searsmont, Maine, Patsy Hadix of Granbury, Mickie Turner and Charlene Eason both of Elmira, NY, and Bonita Card of Port Orange, FL; brothers, Charles Ferguson II of Elmira, and Ronald Carpenter of Port Orange; two granddaughters; step-father, Charles Ferguson of Elmira, and a host of nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives
John David Age 68, of Phoenix, AZ, died January 5, 2007. Arrangements are by the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933.
COONEY GAIL LINDA
ST. PIERRE, Gail Linda (Cooney) Age 66 of Big Flats, NY died
on Tuesday February 6, 2007. Gail was born July 9, 1940 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of the late Clarence George Cooney and the late Gladys Victoria (Gibbs) Cooney. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 24 years, Maurice Joseph St. Pierre in 1996, her son Todd Michael Shoemaker in 1999 and her daughter-in-law Sharon St. Pierre in 2001. She is survived by her loving children that cherished her: Tami Ann Ricci (Joseph) of Big Flats, NY; Douglas Wade Shoemaker (Hollie) of Waverly, NY; Vallerie Lynette Yaple (Frederick) of Horseheads, NY; Richard St. Pierre of Gillett, PA; Robert St. Pierre of Pahrump, Las Vegas; Beth Shoemaker of Big Flats, NY. Her grandchildren: Jennifer Marsh (Christopher), Meaghan Yaple, Tori St. Pierre, Matthew St. Pierre, Kara Lynn Cundy, Ryan Yaple, Nicole St. Pierre, Chelsea Usack, Dreanne Bishop, Emilee Usack, Tanya Shoemaker, Taylor Shoemaker, Lindey Usack, Matthew Usack, Maria Rose Usack, Bradley Rynone, and Lindsey Rynone. Her great-grandsons: Kai Maurice St. Pierre and Nicholas Marsh. Her sister: Deborah Cooney; niece: Brittany Cooney. Gail moved to Dunkirk, NY at the age of 10 with her parents. She relocated to Erin with her beloved husband, Maurice, where they treasured time with their grandchildren. After the death of her husband and son, Gail moved to Kingston, NY. She worked part-time at the American Legion and the VFW, where she made many friends and looked forward to her Polish Happy Hour. Gail was a member of the American Legion and the VFW in Kingston, NY and the American Legion in Horseheads, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday February 8, 2007 from 5-7 PM. Funeral Services will be held at Glad Tidings Church 116 Breesport Road Horseheads, NY on Friday February 9, 2007 at 10 AM. Interment in Hicks Cemetery Town of Baldwin, NY. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the following: Big Flats Fire Department 505 Maple St. Big Flats, NY 14814 or Glad Tidings Christian Life Church P.O. Box 148 Horseheads, NY 14845.
COPELAND HELEN LOUISE HAINES
Helen Louise (Copeland) March 3, 1920 - February 10, 2007 Helen died peacefully at Hospice Austin's Christopher House in Austin, TX. She was a devoted, gracious, and loving woman who brought gentle joy to all those she met. Born in Chariton, Iowa, to Winifred (Nicholson) Copeland and Daniel James Copeland, but soon moved to Elmira, NY. She married Robert Winfield Haines on June 14, 1947. In June of 1961, they moved with their three children to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, and older sister, Mary. Her survivors include her daughter, Pamela Haines/Hanson of Boulder, CO and husband, Brian, with Janna and Aren; her son, Daniel Haines with Ramon and Robert Guzman and Angelique Richards; her youngest daughter, Susan Haines/Julian and husband, Russell with Spyder; and six great-grandchildren. Also sister, Martha Jane Copeland and brother-in law, Coolidge of Argyle, NY, Jane Patricia and Mary Louise. In lieu of flowers, the family would like contributions made in Helen's memory to Talking Books, 1291 Taylor Street NW, Washington, DC 20011, (888)657-7323, www.loc.gov/nls, or to a Hospice of your choice. Arrangements under the care of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, 6300 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX 78749, (512)892-1172.
Teresa R. 51, Athens, PA, died Friday, February 09, 2007, at home following an extended illness. She was an RN at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Friends and family may call Tuesday, February 13, 2007, from 2-3:00 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Alice Stewart officiating. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
CRANDALL PHYLLIS BENNETT
Phyllis Crandall Age 95, died on Saturday, January 13, 2007 after a brief illness. She was born in Elmira and was the daughter of George Crandall and Alda Wells Crandall. Phyllis is predeceased by her brother G. Wells Crandall. She is survived by her husband, Everett B. Bennett,of Elmira; her nephew John M. Crandall of Elmira and her niece Elizabeth Crandall Mohseni of North Tonawanda, NY. Phyllis was educated in the Elmira schools and obtained a college degree in music after 4 years of study at Elmira College and Ithaca College. Phyllis was a life long member of North Presbyterian Church. She was also active in Elmira clubs, especially those involving music and the arts, and a long time member of Thursday Morning Musicales. Phyllis taught piano lessons on her grand piano. She and Everett lived in their home on West Clinton Street and she will be dearly missed by the neighbors on that street. Phyllis will also be missed by the residents at Woodbrook, where she and Everett have lived the past 3 years. Donations in her memory may be directed to North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Avenue, Elmira NY 14901. A Memorial Service will be held at North Presbyterian Church at a later date. McInerny Funeral Home will make all necessary arrangements.
CROCKER - KURTZMAN, Mary E.
Mary E. Kurtzman, age 71, of Millerton, PA, died on Monday, June 18, 2007, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Mary was born on July 19, 1935 in Westchester County, NY, a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Ross) Crocker. Mary was formerly employed as an instructor of literature and women's studies at McHenry County College in IL and San Antonio College in TX. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, beading jewelry, and was a master basketmaker. Mary is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan L. and Catherine Kurtzman of San Francisco, CA; a daughter, Laura Kurtzman of Sacramento, CA; her former husband and father of her children, Neil A. Kurtzman of Lubbock, TX; a sister, Carole DeLauro of Troy, PA; and special friends, Abby Welock of Armenia Mts., Herb, Dori, Adam and Derek Dunham of Millerton, PA. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933.
Raymond F. Age 84, of Safety Harbor, FL, and formerly of Big Flats, NY, died December 22, 2006 in Clearwater, FL. He was born in Elmira, NY in 1923, and was the son of the late Raymond and Pearl (Derry) Cronin. He was a graduate of Elmira Catholic High School. Mr. Cronin retired from Corning Inc., as a Senior Mold Designer after 65 years of active service. He married the former Arline Krewer in 1959. He was a volunteer for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Chemung County. Other memberships include: All Saints Catholic Church in Corning, Corning YMCA, Senior Golf League of Willowbrook Golf Course. He was a former coach with Big Flats Little League Baseball. He is predeceased by his sister, Gloria Cronin. Survivors include his wife, of 47 years, Arline Cronin; and daughter, Barbara A. Wojdan (Timothy) of Safety Harbor, FL; a son, Robert P. (Jennifer) Cronin of Houston, TX; grandson, Michael S. Wojdan of Safety Harbor, FL; brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Phyllis Miller of Concord, NH; nieces, Diane (Alan) Anderson of Raymond, NH, and Jennifer (Michael) Anderson of Austin, TX; nephews, Gregory (Heidi) Miller of Litchfield, NH, and Christopher (Kate) Miller of Webster, NY. He is also survived by two great-nephews and one great-niece. Funeral services and burial at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Corning will be held at a later date and time to be announced.
Robert E. Age 83, of Elmira, died Friday, February 16, 2007 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Bob was born May 4, 1923 in Chelmsford, MA, the son of Francis and Emma Sweeney DeKalb. He is survived by his wife Betty Little DeKalb, with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this June; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and John Moffe of Center Valley, PA, Carol and Bill Fain of Virginia City, NV, Joan and Ted White of Watertown, NY, and Susan and Paul Sweetwood of Leonardo, NJ; grandchildren, Christopher and Peter Moffe, and Nicholas (Jessie) Fain; along with several nieces and nephews. Bob was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Europe during WWII. He was a graduate of Bowdoin University in Maine. Bob worked in the insurance business for 50 years. He was a long time member of the Elmira Elks Club. Private services will be held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
George D. Age 70, of Covington, PA, died February 17, 2007 at his home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
Ivan M. Age 76, of Tioga, PA, died Thursday, February 1, 2007, at Corning Hospital. Ivan was the husband of Yvonne "Dolly" (Mosher) with whom he would have observed a 55th wedding anniversary on May 24, 2007. Ivan was born on July 29, 1930 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Hugh and Erma (Roupp) Finch. Ivan was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed farming, fishing, and hunting. Ivan was an employee of Corning, Inc., for 45 years. He was a member of the Flint Glass Workers Union Local 1000. Ivan was a US Army veteran. He attended the West Jackson Baptist Church. Ivan is survived by his wife, Yvonne "Dolly" of Tioga, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Carl Hutcheson of Millerton, PA, Marletta and Norman Williams of Safford, AZ; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Mary Finch of Beaver Dams, NY; four grandchildren, Michael Hutcheson, Teresa Degarmo, Jeffery Hutcheson, Tina Smith; two great-grandchildren, Dakota Williams, Isaac Smith; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Merle Benauer of Tioga, PA, Duward "Dewey" and Lillian Benauer of Lawrenceville, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Clint Williams in 2003. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Monday, February 5, 2007, from 5 to 7 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 on Monday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Sheppard officiating.
Albert Age 82, of 116 Stillwater Dr., Horseheads, NY, formerly of Penn Yan, NY died Friday, January 12, 2007, at home. Friends and family may call at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 East Elm St., Penn Yan, NY, on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His funeral service will be held immediately following at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan with Military Honors. Memorials may be made in Al's name to a charity of one's choice. Al was born on January 5, 1925 in Homer, NY, the son of the late Julius and Annie Olsson Frederiksen. He graduated as the Vice President of the Class of 1943 of the Penn Yan Academy and was a member of the PYA Alumni Reunions. He later graduated from Yale University, where he was a member of the Yale University Alumni. He served in WWII in the US Naval Reserve as a LT. Commander. Al retired as an insurance adjuster from American International Group of New York, NY. He was also a former member of the Kiwanis and the Lake House Officers Club on Seneca Lake at the former Sampson Naval base. Al is survived by his wife of 21 years, Evelyn J. Frederiksen of Horseheads; son, Kirk of Philadelphia, PA; daughter, Judith of St. Petersburg, FL; stepchildren, Terry Aldrich of Fort Myers, Fl and Cindy Lovell of Hector, NY; granddaughter, Amy Pearson of Jacksonville, FL; grandson, Erik Schroeder, of Jersey City, NJ; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; twin brother, A. Frederiksen of Webster, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews.
GENUNG Ronald A.
Age 70, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Elmira and Pine Valley, NY, died June 21, 2007, Thursday evening in Tampa, FL. A Marine veteran, former Chemung County Sheriff Deputy, retired from Fogarty Moving and Storage in Tampa, FL. He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Tampa; daughters, Teresa O'Shea and Lisa Ardnut of Lakeland; stepchildren, Donna, James and Todd Breedlove; sisters, Betty Epton of Long Island, Thelma White of Lodi; and brother, Paul Genung of CT; close friend, Ron Schaef of Horseheads; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Lakeland, FL, on June 25, at 2 p.m.
GROVER BEATRICE RUMSEY
Beatrice O. Age 93, of Montour Falls, NY, died Monday, January 29, 2007, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility. Mrs. Rumsey was born in the Town of Hector on June 20, 1913, the daughter of the late Clifford and Lydia Seeley Grover. Her husband, Clifford, and son, Clifford Jr., predeceased her. She is survived by her son, George (Barbara) Rumsey of Cayuta, NY; daughters, Thais (Mario) Saraceni and Nina (John) Kohles, all of Florida; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rumsey loved to knit and crochet. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY, on Thursday, February 1, 2007, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Her funeral and committal service will be held following visitation at 8:00 p.m. The Rev. Teddy Herron officiating.
HESSLER MARGERY HENTZ
Margery Hessler Age 94, of Andover, MA, formerly of Elmira, New York, died at the Grace Morgan House in Methuen, MA, on Tuesday, January 30, 2007. There will be no calling hours. A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, February 5, at 9 a.m. at the Barrett Funeral Home with Fr. Walter Wainwright officiating. Those wishing may make donations to St. Jude's Hospital for Cancer Research. Margery is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Van Houten of Andover, MA; and her granddaughter, Laura Hessler Van Houten of Washington, D.C. Margery was predeceased by her husband, whom she loved until the day she died, Joseph F. Hentz; her infant daughter, Dorothy; and her parents, William and Jane Hessler.
HOLMES JOSEPHINE ROBERTSON
Josephine Holmes Age 75, of Elmira, New York, formerly of Afton, New York, died Saturday morning, February 3, 2007. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Bibles for Children, 771 County Road 4, Oxford, New York 13830. Josephine is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Gregory Pesesky of Elmira, Tammy and Thomas Mulhern of Cortland, NY; five grandchildren, Matthew Mosher, Justin Mosher, Tiffany Mulhern, Kathleen Mulhern, and Alyssa Pesesky; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Robert Howe of Preston, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Dolores Holmes of Cuba, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Nina and John Lashway of Afton, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Charles E. and Rachel Holmes of Elmira; sister, Glenna Stevens of Afton, NY; many nieces and nephews. Josie was predeceased by her husband, Richard Robertson; sister, Lillian Howe, and was a retired secretary from Afton Central School.
HOOEY James R.
Age 41 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday June 23, 2007 very unexpectedly. Jim was born August 21, 1965 in Elmira, NY the son of Elwin "Ed" and Annemarie Hooey. He was a graduate of Thomas A. Edison High Class of 1983. Jim married his wife, Michele M. Cornacchio Hooey, on November 28, 1987 and they would have celebrated their 20th Wedding Anniversary on November 28, 2007. He was a computer programmer for Corning, Inc. at the Erwin Plant. Jim was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY. He was involved in his children's school and sports activities and many other organizations. Jim was pre-deceased by his maternal grandparents Ruth Bixby Hooey who died on September 15, 1993 and Willard L. Hooey who died on May 29, 1994. Jim loved his family and friends and cherished every moment he spent with them. He will be greatly missed by all who were touched by his life. Jim is survived by his loving and devoted wife Michele M. Cornacchio; his beloved children: Angella M. Hooey, Elaina M. Hooey, and twins Michaela N. Hooey and Lucas J. Hooey all at home; his loving parents: Elwin "Ed" and Annemarie Hooey of Detroit, Michigan; his brother: Bryan Hooey of Detroit, Michigan; paternal grandparents: Robert & Irene Hooey of Horseheads, NY; father-in-law & mother-in-law: Pasquale "Patsy" & Linda Cornacchio of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Kathy & Andy Risso of North Carolina, Beth Cornacchio of Florida, Patrick & Carol Cornacchio of Elmira Heights, NY, and Christy Cornacchio of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday June 26, 2007 from 6-9 PM. Jim's Funeral will be held on Wednesday June 27, 2007 at a time to be announced. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Jim through an Education Scholarship Fund for His Children c/o Patsy & Linda Cornacchio 72 Westmont Avenue Elmira, New York 14905.
Alfred S. Age 73, of Tioga, PA, died Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Alfred was the husband of Gretchen (King) Hughes. Alfred and Gretchen would have observed their 55th wedding anniversary on November 15, 2007. Alfred was born on November 7, 1933 in Tioga Twp., a son of Alfred G. and Angie Marie (Colegrove) Hughes. He was a farmer for 25 years. Alfred was the head custodian at Williamson Jr. & Sr. High School for 22 years, retiring in 1993. He was an outdoorsman and his favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing and gardening. Alfred is survived by his wife, Gretchen; two daughters and a son-in-law, Aneita Olson of Mansfield, PA, Drucilla and Clifford "Butch" Short of Tioga, PA; four grandchildren, Richard (Michelle) Henniger, Chad Henniger, Tracey (Adam Cleveland) Henniger, Ryan (Heather) Short; four great-grandchildren, Owen Henniger, Shelby Henniger, Taylor Henniger, Bailey Short; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia Sweeley of Tioga, PA, Marie and Tom Bruce of Tioga, PA, Wanda and Lyle Vargeson of Corning, NY, June and Merle Preston of Nelson, PA; and several precious nieces, nephews, and friends. An infant son, Scott Price Hughes in 1962; his parents, Alfred G. and Angie Marie Hughes; three brothers, Victor, Harvey, and George Hughes, preceded him in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 24, 2007, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of the visitation on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Pastor James D. Donahoo officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Alfred's memory to the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840-1527.
KING JAMES BAILEY
Westfield Free Press Volume - Thursday, December 29, 1910
James Bailey King, commonly known as Bailey King, a resident of Lakeview, Michigan for the past eighteen years, died at his home in this village Nov. 28, surrounded by his own family, his sister, Mrs. Delia Butler, his brother, Alphonso P. King, some of his friends and his family physican. Mr. King was one of a large family by his father, James King, Sr., and Lovina Bowman King, and was born July 7, 1855, at Brookfield, Pa. , where this family of twelve children sprang from. Some of the history of this family of King's is worthy of notice: Godfrey Bowman, the father of this deceased mother , was in the command of Commodore Perry in his famous victory over the British on Lake Erie in 1812, and received a gold medal for his bravery. James King, Sr., was a Rhode Islander, and likewise sprang from the native revolutionary stock dating back to the Mayflower. The other members of this large family of children are: Ostrander, deceased; Susan, deceased; James A.; Alphonso, resident of Lakefield, Milton, died as a result of injuries in the Civil War; Benson, died from contracting A fever in the late Civil War; Arvilla Crippen , deceased; Arzelia Stebbins, Thompson, deceased; Delia Butler, resident of Lakeview and esteemed with noted degree of celebrity; James Bailey the deceased, and youngest of the family. It is a pathetic reflection, that out of this happy and noble family of twelve children, but two remain, to weep over the broken columns of ten departed dear ones. It is impossible to foresee the wide and diversified channels into which a happy and contented brood of children may be scattered in later years, and the sad havoc of the cycle of time which is the inevitable fate so common to us all. While Bailey did not reach the stage of mediocrity, in the sense of political preferment, he was a noble hearted, generous man and always sought to give his children the best advice. If he ever did an injustice to anyone it was to himself, never to a neighbor. He was familiarly known to a large circle of acquaintances and will be missed in his daily paths of life. James Bailey King united in marriage with Delia (Perry) King, now deceased. From this marriage was born Jesse James King, resident of Lakeview. His second marriage was with Mary (McDonald) King, who survives him. Their children are Lovina and Arvilla who survive the father and reside at Lakeview.
LOHR MARSHA A. BEACOM
Marsha A. (Lohr) Age 60, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, January 20, 2007. She was born on October 8, 1946 in Latrobe, PA, the daughter of Jacob and Norma (Singer) Lohr. She was a graduate of the Presbyterian University Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA. Marsha was the wife of Bill Beacom. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro. Mrs. Beacom was a retired Registered Nurse. She is survived by her husband, Bill; son, Chris Beacom of Wellsboro, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Brooke and Bill Rawson of Wellsboro, PA. At Martha's request, there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA, with the Rev. Mark Shover officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA, Rt. 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
MACKEY Walter L.
"Walter" Age 60, of Geneva St., Bath, entered into rest on Monday morning at Elcor Nursing Facility in Horseheads following a long illness. Walt was born in Bath on June 4, 1947, the son of John Joseph and Anna Mary (Chladnicek) Mackey. He was a 1967 graduate of Savona Central School. As a young man, Walt had worked as an auto mechanic, been employed at the Atlantic Service Station in Savona and at the former A&P plant in Horseheads. He later worked for Taylor Wine Company in Hammondsport for over 20 years. Being very involved in his community, Walt had been a coach in Little League and softball in Savona and was a longtime member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Bath where he acted as door steward. He loved playing horseshoes, camping, motorcycling and boating. Walt is survived by his son, Greg Mackey (Jamie VanGorden) of Horseheads; his daughter, Melanie Richardson of Bath; grandchildren, Storm Mackey, Matthew Socola and Kaylee Richardson. Also surviving are his sisters, Helen (Robert) Keefer of Bradford, Judi Cutlip of Kamia, Idaho, Julie (Martin) Weldy of Bath, Brandi (Stephen) Graham of Bath, and Josie Godlewski (Jerry) of Virginia Beach, VA; his step-brother, Elwood (Carolyn) Godlewski of Ocala, FL; stepsister, Patricia Wolfanger of Dunnellon, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Walt was predeceased by his parents and by his stepbrother, Frank Godlewski. Friends may call on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Centenary United Methodist Church, W. Washington St., Bath. Funeral services will be conducted there following visitation at 6 p.m. with Associate Pastor Rev. Ed Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath. Memorials in Walt's name may be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church of Bath. Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home of Woodhull.
John of Mills, PA 86, died Sunday, January 21, 2007, in his home. Born April 2, 1920, in Potter Brook, PA, he was the son of Perry Eldrith "Spike" and Elizabeth Newberry Mann. He was married to the former Doris Mack, who predeceased him in 1970. He was employed by the Eberle Tannery in Westfield for 41 years, retiring in 1980. Surviving are a daughter, Julia Manny of Mills; a son, Marion "Sonny" (Rosie) Mann of Milton, FL; eight grandchildren, Sandra (Donald) Paul, Lewis (Linda) Warren, Cheryl (Doug) Hand, Reuben (Tina) Manny, Kenneth (Rhonda) Manny, Jennifer Mann, John (Angel) Mann, and Larry Mann; 15 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by nine siblings; and a grandson, James D. Manny. Friends and family may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Wednesday, January 24th, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., with Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Robert W. Terricciano, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery.
MANNING LETA WINNETT
Leta Of Horseheads, 89, died February 8, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. Leta was born in Sterling, NY on August 17, 1917, to Timothy and Mary (Lunkenheimer) Manning. Leta married Raymond Winnett on April 13, 1942. Leta is survived by her husband, Ray; sons, Jerald (Julie), Macedon, Richard (Nancy), Bath, Peter (Wendy), Big Flats; five grandchildren, Christopher, Leah, Monique, Jenna and Desire'; and her sister, Marjorie Youngs of Lyons. Leta is predeceased by her parents; and two brothers, Paul and Bernard Manning. Leta was a graduate of Auburn Business School. Most of Leta's adult life she stayed home to raise her three sons, and began a banking career with Security Trust Bank in Wolcott, NY, from which she retired in 1980. She was an active member of St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church in Wolcott, NY, between 1946-1983, while living in Wolcott and Shaker Heights, NY. Leta and Ray lived in Seneca Falls, NY, between 1983-1988, and later moved to Ontario, NY, where they lived between 1988 and 2004. In 2004, until her death, Leta lived with Ray at Appleridge Apartments, Horeseheads, NY. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Leta was a great cook, was an avid Euchre player and Scout leader. Leta and Ray spent winters during their early retirement years in the Clearwater, Florida area. Friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Ontario. Burial, Calvary Cemetery in the springtime. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice in her memory. Arrangements by MURPHY FUNERAL HOME.
Franklin T. "Frank" Age 55, of Gillett, PA died Saturday, February 3, 2007, peacefully at home after a strong-willed battle with cancer. Born June 10, 1951, Elmira, NY, the son of the late Thomas F. and Merna M. Moon Morgan. He graduated from SRU High School in 1969. He was a loving husband to Dawn Vosburg Morgan and the much loved father of Michael and Matthew Morgan. Michael and Frank reunited with each other in heaven. Frank loved the outdoors and sports. He took great pride in watching his son Matthew play baseball and basketball. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is predeceased by his son, Michael Morgan who shared his love for music. They will be singing joyously as they reunite in heaven. He is survived by his wife, Dawn of 24 years at home; and son, Matthew at home; sisters, Melinda and Melissa Morgan Bentley Creek, PA; and his mother-in-law, Doris Vosburg, East Smithfield, PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dale and Nancy Vosburg, Bentley Creek, PA, Denise and Bruce Wood, East Smithfield, PA, Kim Vosburg, Big Pond, PA, Kirk Vosburg, FL, and Jan and Jen Vosburg, East Smithfield, PA; and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Thursday, February 8, 2007, at 5-7:00 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Lynn Ensign officiating, Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.
William D. Of Columbia Cross Roads, died Saturday, February 3, at Bradford County Manor. He was 92, and husband of the late Betty (Bailey) Mosher. Surviving are his sons, Leon, Skip and Lyle Mosher; a sister, Toots Wright; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Viewing will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m., and again from 6 to 9 p.m. at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Garry Zuber.
John M. Sr. Of Wellsburg, NY Was born October 17, 1936 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Frances and Katherine (Kole) Murphy died peacefully on Monday, January 29, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a lengthy illness. John was raised and educated in Elmira Heights and graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in 1955. He attended Corning Community College. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps and two years in the US Marine Reserves. He worked for many years through the Laborers Local Union for various construction companies. In 2000, he retired from the New York State Department of Corrections at Groveland Correction Facility with 15 dedicated years of service as an officer. John was predeceased by his best friend and loving wife, Kathryn (Mashanic) Murphy in 2005. He is survived by his sons, John M. Murphy II of South Bend, Indiana, Patrick (Sondra) Murphy of Dansville, NY; daughter, Stacy Murphy (Jonathan Evans) of Millport, NY; along with nine grandchildren, one great-grandson, several nieces, nephews; and his dog, 'Jet'. In John's active years he had a passion for outdoors sporting such as hunting, fishing, trapping, farming, gardening and training his German Shorthair dogs for Field Trail competition. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Friday, February 2, 2007, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will be celebrated following the visitation at 8 p.m. The Reverend Robert MacNamara will officiate followed by Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the following charities that personally touched his family: American Diabetes Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association; envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
O'BUCKLEY ROSE WEILER
Rose O'Buckley Of Crofton, MD and formerly of Horseheads, NY, died in her sleep Friday, January 19, 2007. A loving mother who never complained and had only kind words for everyone she met. She will be greatly missed. Rose is survived by her son, John Weiler Jr.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John Weiler Sr.; and daughters, Alice Welsh, Maryann Ruetten and Jeanne Stuart. Services and Interment, Private.
PEAKE DARLENE MARIE POKLINKOWSKI
Darleene Marie (Peake) Of Hornell, was born in Elmira on October 9, 1943 to Brownell Peake and Agnes Hawkins Peake, who later married Donald K. Heers. She was the oldest sister to Carol Clark, who predeceased her, and Ann Huette, who survives. Darleene graduated from Alfred-Almond Central School and furthered her studies at Alfred State College in the horticultural program. While attending college, she met a true friend. Her gentle manner and beautiful eyes charmed Roman A. Poklinkowski into a 42 year marriage before he predeceased her on November 8, 2003. Although she was employed at the former Lester Flower Shop in Hornell, her full time occupation soon shifted to wife and attentive mother to five children, Andrew Joseph, John Matthew, Anastasia Marie, Theresa Helen and Elizabeth Anne. She spent a majority of her time with her children and shared with them her love of flowers, music, animals, children, baking, art, literature, the splendor of nature and taught them to show compassion for others. As her family extended, so did her arms to Andy's wife, Rissa and their two children, Derrick and Alex; to John's wife, Michelle and their three children, Diane, Meaghan and Laura; to Anastasia's two children, Chelsey and Matthew; to Theresa's daughter, Sierra; and to Elizabeth's husband, Eric Gillman; and to her stepfather, Donald Heers; as well as to her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, living and deceased. Besides her husband and sister, she was also predeceased by her mother. Darleene is no longer with us, as she died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, February 14, 2007, in her home. She will be deeply missed. Calling hours are from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell, where a funeral service will be held following calling hours at 7 p.m., Tuesday, with the Rev. Patrick VanDurme and Sister Elaine Hollis officiating. Private committal services will be held at the convenience of her family at St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont. Even though Darleene loved flowers, the family kindly suggests that memorial contributions be made to one of the many fire companies or law enforcement agencies that so courageously and valiantly assisted them in their time of need. Their gratitude is also extended to their many friends, neighbors, town and county employees and those too numerous to mention that also assisted them during this difficult time.
PLACE FRANCES M. "FRAN" CONRAD
Frances M. 'Fran' Of Wellsburg, NY Was born September 19, 1923 in Silvara, PA, the daughter of the late John and Essie Grose Place, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2007, peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 83. She was greeted at Heaven's Gate by her son, Gary, who preceded her in death in 1996, as well as other family and loved one's who have gone on before. She is survived by her loving husband, companion and best friend, John W. Conrad; beloved children, Myrle (Tom) Richards of Waverly, NY; Marcia Rudolph of Okmulgee, OK; Marty (Edelyn) Conrad of Broken Arrow, OK; Monty (Patty) Conrad of Tulsa, OK; Kevin Conrad of Elmira, NY; sisters, Myrle (John) Knapp of Elmira, NY; Thelma Scott of Scottsdale, AZ; along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 'Aunt Fran', as she was known by family and even those who weren't her blood family, will always be remembered for her big heart, compassion to those in need, a shoulder to always lean on, but most importantly, she will be remembered as a prayer warrior. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating Fran's life and honoring her memory will be celebrated by the Reverend Brian Harris on Wednesday, January 24th, at 12:00 (Noon) in Elmira Christian Center, 235 East Miller Street, Elmira, NY. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.
POMPEII CARMELLA DELELLO
Carmella (Pompeii) of Binghamton 87, died Thursday, February 1, 2007, at the home of her daughter, Maria, in Elmira, NY, after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Dominick Delello in 1993; and her infant son, Frank; and parents, Rocco and Julia Pompeii; sisters, Rose Canny and Antoinette Pompeii; brothers, Thomas and John Pompeii. She is survived by her daughter, Maria Russ and Dana Carpenter, Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Monica and Mario Goncalves, MA, Jacqueline and Jeffrey Zawko, Big Flats, NY, James and Shannan Russ, Horseheads, NY; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Olivia Zawko, and Jared and Dominick Russ; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frederick and Margherita Pompeii, Rochester, NY, Phillip and Flo Pompeii, Deposit; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bastine and Florence Delello, Endwell, Joseph and Tomasina Delello, Utica, Frank Delello, Bainbridge, and Diane Zucarelli, NJ; also many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis, also St. Agnes Church in Afton and St. Mary of the Assumption Church. She was a retired employee of Bendix Corporation in Sidney. She will be remembered for her gentle and humble heart and her smiling eyes, generous to her family and friends alike. Her grandchildren have been a special joy to her and she was especially loving toward her great-grandchildren. She was an avid reader and baseball fan, and a wonderful cook. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 5, 2007, at 8:45 a.m. at the James V. DeMarco & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson, NY, and continue at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the DeMarco & Son Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions in Carmella's name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 356 N. Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206, St. Mary's Soup Kitchen, 37 Fayette Street, Binghamton, NY 13901, or to the charity of your choice.
ROOT MIRIAM "MIM" BAXTER
Miriam Root "Mim" Age 93, of Elmira died Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mim was born June 3, 1913, in Plymouth, OH, the daughter of Percy H. and Mary Earnest Root. She is predeceased by her husband, Rexford L. Baxter, brother, Paul Root, and sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Harland Wheadon. Mim is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Marilyn Baxter of Elmira, Douglas and Charlene Baxter of New London, NH; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Charles Streeter of Elmira; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas F. and Joanne Root of Norwalk, OH; along with several nieces and nephews. Mim attended Southern Seminary in Buena Vista, VA and Ohio University in Athens, OH, where she met and married Rex. She enjoyed many hobbies and favorite pastimes including bridge, travel and cooking, but most of all she enjoyed her music as an accomplished pianist and devout attendee at Thursday Morning Musicales. Also active in the community, Mim was a member of the Arnot Art Museum, a former member of the Junior League where she played an active role in the establishment of the Psychiatric Clinic, which later became the Elmira Psychiatric Center. Mim had a great love for Park Church, where she was a long-time active member. She was also an early volunteer with "Meals on Wheels" from its inception in 1971, until 1998. For the last few years of her life Mim was a resident at Woodbrook Adult Home where she felt very comfortable and loved the staff and other residents. A Memorial Service will be held at Park Church on Monday, February 19, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Remembrances in Mim's memory may be directed to Park Church Remembrance Fund, 208 W. Gray Street, Elmira NY 14901 or Woodbrook Adult Home, 1250 Maple Avenue, Elmira NY 14904. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
Harry R. Age 83 of 4021 Rockwell Ave., Horseheads, NY. He was born January 23, 1924 in Wilmington, DE, son of the late Edward and Mable (Durbin) Sisson and died Friday, February 2, 2007, at home. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward A. Sisson, Jr.; and sister, Evelyn Falwell. Harry is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandra (Becker) Sisson; son and daughter-in-law David and Denise Sisson of Security, CO; daughter and son-in-law, Noreen and David Stafford of Macedon, NY; stepson, Kenneth Regan of San Jose, CA; granddaughter, Brianna; sister, Marion Sargeant of Holley, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Harry received a Master's Degree in Education and a Master's in Administration from SUNY Brockport and a Masters in Guidance from the University of Buffalo. He retired as a Guidance Counselor from the Elmira City School District and the Department of Defense at Fort Carson and Fort Drum. Harry was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army; member and past commander of the American Legion, Clarence R. Oliver Post 154, Elmira Heights; member of the VFW Hoover-Wantuck Post 6083, Elmira Heights, Loyal order of the Moose Lodge 1476, Horseheads and the DAV, Zebulon Pike Post 1, Colorado Springs, CO. It was Harry's request that there be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend his Requiem Mass on Wednesday, February 7th, at 10 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 N. Main St., Elmira. Rev. Dr. William Lutz will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Bath National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
William J. Jr. "Snuffy" Age 74, of Horseheads, NY, died Wednesday morning, February 14, 2007. Snuffy retired from Chemung County Transit as a bus driver, served his country honorably with the US Navy and was a member of the American Legion Bentley Trumble Post #442 in Horseheads. He was a lifelong talented musician that played in various bands. Snuffy is survived by his son, William J. Smith III of Horseheads, NY; sisters, Fran (Cliff) Robinson of Middletown, NY, Kathleen (Ernie) Collatin of CA; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. It was Snuffy's wishes that there be no services. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY.
STICKNEY SHIRLEY STODDARD
Shirley Age 79, of Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, January 21, 2007. She was born on January 24, 1927, the daughter of the late Leonard and Christine (Hinds) Stickney. Shirley was predeceased by her husbands, Robert Boughton and Ivan Stoddard. She is survived by her children, Gary (Pamela) Boughton of TN, Leonard (Lucy) Boughton of Big Flats, Ronald (Pamela Senkow) Boughton of Elmira, Sharon (John) Craft of Horseheads, James (Nancie) Boughton of NJ, Gerald Boughton of FL, and Christine Boughton of Elmira; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Shirley dedicated 66 years of service to St. Joseph's Hospital in some capacity, where many long term friendships were made. She graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 1947 and retired as a maternity nurse in 1988 and continued to volunteer at the hospital until October 2006. Shirley was a strong, independent, loving, caring and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid dog and bird lover and a member of the local and National Humane Society. To celebrate Shirley's life, family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, January 24, 2007, from 12 to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. with Alice Stewart officiating. Those wishing to make donations in Shirley's name can be made to Southern Tier Hospice, Chemung County Humane Society or the SPCA. The family would like to give special thanks to Southern Tier Hospice, especially Kate, Kristen and Alice. St. Joseph's Hospital Alumni Association will meet on Wednesday, January 24th at 5:45 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.
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Ardis L. Age 79, of Covington, PA, died February 16, 2007 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA
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Mary C. Age 86, of Troy, PA, died February 23, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, had been entrusted with the arrangements.
? ZEIGLER ILEEN
Ileen Of Pine City, NY Age 84, died January 27, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born June 16, 1922, she grew up near Roaring Branch, PA and moved to Elmira at the start of WWII with her beloved husband of 67 years, John. In Elmira, she supported the war effort by working at the Eclipse Factory and later worked at Remmington Rand. Ileen loved to bake pies and was known to whip up a batch of fudge at a moments notice. Ileen and John loved camping and took their grandchildren and niece and nephews endless weekends for outdoor adventures. Ileen is survived by her only child, Donna Winsor and husband Kenneth; her sister, Elnora Haller of Buffalo, NY; three grandchildren, Kenneth Winsor (wife Elizabeth) of Elmira, NY, Jane Winsor (husband William Ellet) of Belmont, MA and Kirsten McNamara (husband Lawrence) of Pepperell, MA; three great grandchildren, Will Ellet, Alex Winsor and Ethan Winsor; two nephews, Jamie Leonard of Pine City, NY, Jodie Leonard of Horseheads, NY and niece, Lori Rice of Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Tuesday, January 30, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY.