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.
BAILEY Alfred J. "Al"
Age 67, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, December 27, 2008, at Elderwood Health Care at Tioga. Al was born October 2, 1941, a son of the late James H. and Avis Kentch Bailey. He served his country honorably with the US Air Force and worked as a corrections officer at Southport. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Elmira Elks, and the Elmira Heights American Legion. Al enjoyed his friends, traveling and his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Carol J. Rock of Elmira; his children, Robin (Kris) Bailey of Surprise, AZ, Terri Zummak of Elmira, and Jay L. (Tina M. Simmons) Bailey of Gowanda, NY; eleven grandchildren; sisters, Virginia (Bob) Lewis, Carlene (Cliff) Freeman; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY on Saturday, January 3, 2009, from 1-2 p.m. Al's Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Abigail Hoffman. Full Military Honors will accord Al at the convenience of the service. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/1/2009
BARTON Daniel J.
Age 65, died on December 29, 2008, in San Antonio, Texas. Dan was born on May 15, 1943 in Waverly, NY, the son of the late Daniel N. Barton and Elsie Huhta Barton of Van Etten, NY. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sandra Severance Barton; children, Timothy (Shonna) Barton, San Antonio, Tracey Bender, Levittown, PA; seven grandchildren, Patrick, Jordan, Caleb, Joshua, Sean, Carol, and Tyler; brother, Robert (Chris) Barton, Van Etten; sister, Lois (David) Pelto, Statesville, NC; mother-in-law, Margaret Severance, San Antonio; a brother-in-law, George (Mary) Severance, New Braunfels, Texas; and many extended family members. Dan was a trucker much of his life until he fell ill from lung disease in 1994. He graduated from Van Etten Central School in 1961. He leaves us now with many memories of better times. A memorial service will be held for Dan in Van Etten at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being seen to by Sunset Memorial Park and Funeral Home in San Antonio. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/31/2008
BEDIENT Richard C. "Dick"
Age 59, of 95 Ward Ave., Osceola, PA, died December 27, 2008 at his home. He was born August 20, 1949 in Corning, NY, the son of Arthur and Helen McIntosh Bedient. He worked at Corning Inc. and was a member of the Elkland Moose. He is survived by wife, Augusta "Sukie"; daughters, Marta (David) Steffenhagen, Summerville, SC, Melena Harmon, Summerville, SC; grandchildren, Jason (Catrina) Steffenhagen, Justin Steffenhagen, Kaleb Steffenhagen, Megan McIntyre, Autumn McIntyre; great-grandson, Adin; sister, Sheila (Alan) Croy, Monticello, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special aunt and uncle, Ruth and Bill McIntosh, Woodhull, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Wednesday, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m., Robert Treat officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland Moose. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/29/2008
BIRCH Gordon A.
Age 77, of Melbourne, FL, died December 29, 2008. He was born November 4, 1931, in South Hampton, England to Hilda Sherwood and George Birch. He was a member of the Elks and had retired from Chemung Canal Trust Company, both in Elmira, NY. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the British Army, and was a POW for 2 ½ years. Following his release, he came to the USA. He was a member of the Ascension Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Theresa Birch; daughters, Graceann Clendenen, Donna Hafler, and Terri Janicki; sister, Yvonne Uhler; and six grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held at Ascension Catholic Church, Melbourne, FL. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/1/2009
BRIMMER Charles E. Sr.
Age 79, of Pine City, NY, died on Monday, December 29, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on November 25, 1929 in Elmira, NY. Charles was predeceased by his son, John Brimmer; grandson, Jeremy Purvis; granddaughter, Heather Szymanski and her son, Benjamin, his great-grandson. Survivors include his wife, Gladys (Bailey) Brimmer of Pine City; children, Mary McDonald of Bruce, FL, Charles (Hoot) Brimmer Jr. of Pine City, NY, Connie (Gary) Rabey of Wellsburg, Michael Brimmer of Millerton, PA, William Brimmer of Elmira, Edward Brimmer of Millerton, PA, and Tammy (Terrence) Miller of Elmira; many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Charles on Sunday, January 4th at 2 p.m. at Chapel Park, Personius Road, Pine City, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/2/2009
BROWNELL David J.
Of Corning, NY, 57 years of 195 Steuben Street, died Monday, December 29, 2008, at Corning Hospital. He was born February 3, 1951 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Donald and Mary Curreri Brownell. A lifetime resident of Corning and a graduate of Corning/Painted Post School District, East High School (Class of 1968). David was a baker and a longtime employee of the Foodmart in Corning. He enjoyed woodworking and playing the guitar. Surviving: his sister, Diana Cleary of Elmira, NY; aunt, Concetta Curreri of Horseheads, NY; and two nieces, Melissa Palinkas Wichtowski and Colleen Cleary Campbell. He was predeceased by an uncle, Joseph Curreri. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Friday, January 2, 2008, from 1-3 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. Deacon Ray Defendorf officiating. Interment and Committal Prayers will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY at a later date. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in David's name to the charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/31/2008
CARD - FRIENDS, Mary R.
Formerly of Millerton, PA - Age 87, died peacefully Thursday, December 18th, 2008, at the Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY, into the Lord's home, to the waiting arms of her late husband, Wilber, for the holidays; because in that belief, we know that the end of this life brings a new life free from pain, suffering and worry. She was born January 20, 1921 to the late Noel and Cecelia (Peterson) Card of Millerton, PA. She was valedictorian of her 1938 graduating class from Millerton High School, and then graduated from Elmira Business Institute in 1941. She was the widow of Wilbur L. Friends who died July 13, 2006, a few weeks after their 64th wedding anniversary. Mary was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She excelled at gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, crafts and caring for her family. She was a former member of West Jackson Baptist Church and more recently attended the Millerton United Methodist Church. Mary was also preceded in death by a sister, Cecelia (William) Wakeman; and her brother, Rexford (Fannie) Card. Surviving are her siblings, Hilda Allen and Josephine (Marion) Smith, Nils (Pat) Card, and her loving children, LaVerne (Carolyn) of Orlando, FL; Edward (Mary Ann) of Horseheads, NY; Lynn (Colleen) of Millerton, PA; Nancy (Ron) Young; cherished grandchildren, Teresa, David (Carol), Ron (Lisa), Kirk (Christy), Brian (Stephanie), Steve, Maggie, Christopher, Andrew and Aaron; great-grandchildren, Kevin (Katie), Shannon (Alex), Jennifer, Steven, Amanda, Shayna, Abigail, Gavin, Samantha, and Zachary; great-great-granddaughter, Giana; along with several nieces and nephews. A gathering and celebration of Mary's life will take place at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, January 3rd, 2009, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with a service of celebration at 4:00 p.m. Pastor Jennifer Wolf will celebrate Mary's services. Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer's Disease Research 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871; or by visiting www.ahaf.org. A "Candle of Remembrance" may be left for her family in obituaries at www.olthof.com. A Life Tribute video celebrating Mary's life can be viewed at: http://videos.lifetributes.com/ 44975. Leave a Loving Legacy, Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Thank You: The Friends family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Bethany Village who treated Mary and Wilbur with such compassion and loving care while they resided there. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/2/2009
CUMMINGS-RUSSEL - Landen Joseph Cummings-Russell, infant son of Teresa M. Cummings and Tyler J. Russell of Elkland, lost his courageous battle with premature birth complications on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2008. He was born Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008. He is survived by his parents; paternal grandparents, Daniel Russell of Elkland, Deborah Russell of Elkland; paternal great grandparents, Beverly Witter of Addison, N.Y., Hartford and Doris Ann Russell of Corning, N.Y.; maternal grandparents, Colonel Eldon L. and Maria del Carmen Cummings of Middlebury Center; maternal great grandmother, Teresa Guzman de Hernandez of El Salvador. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -Wellsboro Gazette, December 23, 2008
FOLTS - OAKLEY, Mary Ann
Age 75, of Millport, NY. She was born October 24, 1933 in Ischua, NY, daughter of the late George W. and Mildred (Everetts) Folts and died Saturday, January 3, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Orrin P. Oakley, Jr. in 2007; son, Thomas Oakley in 1969; brother, Maurice E. Folts; and sister, Harriet Jane Henon. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Terry and Rhonda Oakley of Millport, Tracy Oakley of Campbell, CA, Tamra and John Jankowski of Watkins Glen; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn (Folts) Murillo of Hinsdale, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Mary Ann was a former employee of Montgomery Wards in Olean, NY. Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Saturday, January 17th, at 11 a.m. at the Hinsdale United Methodist Church, Hinsdale, NY. Interment will take place in Maplehurst Cemetery, Hinsdale at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/6/2009
FORSYTHE - HOOD, Betty
Betty Hood, formerly of Elmira, NY and now known as Elizabeth Forsythe Lewis, 87, of Charlottesville, died at her home on Friday, December 19, 2008. She was born July 6, 1921 in Elmira, New York, the daughter of the late Basil and Eloise Garrison Forsythe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oliver C. Lewis. Survivors include her sons, Victor A. "Al" Hood and his wife Patricia, of Charlottesville, Gary A. Hood, of Minneapolis, MN; two stepsons, Steve Lewis and Bill Lewis and his wife Sandy, all of MA; a granddaughter, Lisa Cannell and her husband Paul, of Charlottesville; a grandson, Michael Hood, of Winston-Salem, NC; three step-granddaughters, Mackenzie, Stephanie and Shannon Lewis; and two great-granddaughters, Kathleen and Colette Cannell, of Charlottesville. Services will be private. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/24/2008
HALL David D.
Age 54, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, December 27, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. David was born on May 23, 1954 in New York, NY, son of the late Gilbert and Thelma (Davidson) Hall. David will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He was well known in the local music community as a great drummer. He will also be remembered as a great athlete. David is survived by his longtime companion, Kelly Covell of Elmira; sons, Darryl, Tiko, David and Devin, all of Elmira; sister, Diane (Debbie) Williams of Elmira; brother, Darryl Hall of Corning, NY; cousins, Peggy Bright Berhannan, David Bright and Teddy Bright; grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 4 p.m. Interment will be private to the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/30/2008
HUHTA - HARTMAN, Regina C.
Age 41 of 761 John St., Elmira, NY. She was born January 7, 1967 in Elmira and died Friday, December 26, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her mother, Bonnie (Groom) Huhta on June 7, 2007 and her father, Bernard L. Huhta, Sr. on December 7, 2008. Regina is survived by her children, Tabatha Batrony, Jamie Hartman and James Hartman, Jr., all of Elmira; four grandchildren; brothers, Albert (Rusty) Huhta of Elmira and Bernard Huhta, Jr. of FL; several aunts, uncles and cousins in the Groom family along with many friends. Regina was a member and chaplain of the American Legion Post 443 Auxiliary. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. Those wishing to remember Regina may do so through donations c/o Rosalie Krauss-Shepherd, American Legion #443, 316 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/30/2008
HUNTER - STOUT, Alverta L.
Age 87, of Elmira, NY. She was born October 12, 1921 in Wellsboro, PA, daughter of the late Albert and Matilda (Gearhart) Hunter, and died Thursday, December 18, 2008, at Elcor Health Services. She was predeceased by her husband, Fay W. Stout, in 1970; stepdaughters, Mary Ellen Goodsell and Claire Stout; and her infant great-grandson, Gregory Michael Knaus. Alverta is survived by her daughter, Linda Koeppel of Wellsboro, PA; son, Zachary Stout of Hammondsport, NY; stepdaughter, Faye (Jim) Dougherty of Jacksonville, NC; grandson, Michael (Lisa) Knaus; great-granddaughters, Amanda and Kimberly Knaus, all of Morris, PA; stepgrandson, Jimmy (Jamie) and Guy (Tracy) Dougherty; step-great-granddaughter, Alexandra Dougherty, all of Jacksonville, NC; sisters and brothers, Florene Benedict of Wellsboro, PA, Ann Krause of Inverness, FL, Arnold (Barbara) Hunter of Santa Rosa, CA and Milford (Mary Lou) Hunter of Inverness, FL; along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/21/2008
INGERSOLL - BROUSE, Bernita J. (Ingersoll) Ball
Age 75, died in Horseheads, NY on December 29, 2008. She had been employed by Westinghouse in Bath, NY, A & P Food Plant in Horseheads, NY and for Toshiba in Horseheads, NY. The family will welcome relatives and friends for calling hours on Saturday, January 3, 2009, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY. Mrs. Brouse's funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Sandra Olmstead. Interment will be held in Addison Rural Cemetery immediately following. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/1/2009
JAYNE Kenneth, Jr.
Age 48, of VanEtten, NY, died Friday, December 26, 2008, at home. He was born on January 24, 1960 in Waverly, NY, the son of Kenneth A. and Beverly Jean (Preset) Jayne. He is survived by his fiancee, Ruth Ann Bailey, and her children; two sisters, Tacy (David) Larison, Sidney, OH and Shirley (Ronald) Dawes, Lowman; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his parents; and a sister, Sandra Murms. Friends may call on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, NY.
JOHNSTON Merle L. Jr.
Age 60, of Sabinsville, PA, died Monday, January 5, 2009, at his home. Born November 10, 1948 in Wellsboro, PA, he was a son of Merle L. Sr. "Mike" and Betty E. (Colbath) Johnston of Sabinsville. On November 19, 1966 he married the former Eleanor Haskins. Merle was a truck driver for many years and enjoyed playing softball. Surviving besides his parents are a son, Steve Johnston, Whitesville, NY; a daughter, Laura L. Johnston, Whitesville; three grandchildren, Danny, Trevor and Rebecca; two brothers, Harold "Sonny" (Jean) Johnston, Coudersport, PA, and Charles (Clara) Johnston, Wellsville, NY; three sisters, Janet (Basil) Tubbs, Ulysses, PA, Peggy (Tom) Bell, Sabinsville, and Barb (Stephen) Davis, Sabinsville; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Gathering will be held at the Sabinsville Ambulance Association Building, Locust Street, Sabinsville, on Saturday, January 10, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Clymer Hose Company. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.
KELLEY Earl J.
Age 85 of Chemung, NY, died Monday, December 22, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Earl was born on August 10, 1923 to the late Robert and Anna (Slater) Kelley. Earl retired from the A&P Plant after many years of service. He was fond of the outdoors, especially fishing, and was a member of the Gillett Senior Citizens. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Anna; daughters, Teresa (Howard) Moore of Goshen, AL, and Laura (James) Cole of Waverly, NY; son, Vincent (Ruth) Kelley of Waverly, NY; son-in-law, Jimmy Coe of Cedar Park, TX; grandchildren, Angela and Alan Cole of Waverly, NY, Emily Coe of Lubbock, TX, and Sean Kelley of York, PA. Earl was predeceased by his daughter, Barbara Coe in 1998. In accordance with Earl's wishes, there will be no calling hours or services held. Earl's remains will be in a place of his choosing. Memorial contributions can be made to the Chemung Volunteer Fire Dept., in appreciation of their response to Earl's needs over the last several years. Sincere thanks to Rev. William Wells for his prayers and visits as well as the outstanding staff of the 6th floor of the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/24/2008
KELSEY George L. Jr.
Navy/Army Veteran - Age 81, died on Sunday, January 4, 2009, peacefully at Seneca View in Montour Falls, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/6/2009
KENNY Clarence "Shawn"
Age 18, leaves behind his mother, Pamela Penfield; brother, Andrew Penfield; sisters, Mikayla, Carroll, Jessica Allen, Jillian and Nicole; along with many grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. "Shawn" loved country music, football and making friends. For the past three years, "Shawn" lived at the ARC Residential Home in Elmira Heights, visiting home frequently, and had many friends on Pal Talk, My Space as well as a number of Indy Country Artists. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Monday, December 29, 2008, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. Fellowship will follow at the 8th Street ARC Residential Home, 260 8th Street, Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/24/2008 - 12/26/2008
KENT - CATLIN Heidi M.
36, of Clay Street, Frazeysburg, died 8:35 a.m., December 16, 2008, at Genesis Hospice, Morrison. Heidi was born January 14, 1972 in Elmira, NY, daughter of Ken Kent of New York and the late Dianna (Allen) Kent. She worked for D & K Manufacturing. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Catlin whom she married February 18, 1989; daughter, Samantha Catlin; and son, Noah Catlin; a sister, Andrea Terwilliger; mother-in-law, Carol (Jerry) Vargeson; father-in-Law, Larry (Suzie) Catlin; brother-in-law, Bryan (Tara) Catlin; grandmother, Dollie Bernas; uncles, aunts and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, John Bernas. A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, December 20, 2008, at the Thompson-Farus Funeral Home, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Sturman Moore. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions for Noah's college fund, c/o Wood Forest Bank, 2850 Maple Ave., Zanesville, Ohio, 43701. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/18/2008
KICHMAN Helen Irene
Age 92 formerly of Morrowfield Avenue in Elmira, NY died on Wednesday November 5, 2008. Helen was born August 14, 1916 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Paul G. and Irene L. Black Kichman. Helen was a former employee of The Elmira Knitting Mills and a bookkeeper for Fawn Beverage in Elmira Heights, NY. Helen was an avid reader and worked at the YWCA and the Steele Memorial Library in Elmira, NY for many years. Helen is survived by her niece Gail McDaniel of Homestead, Florida and her nephew W. Paul Coon of Winter Haven, Florida. She is also survived by several grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, and many neighbors and friends. Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/29/2008
LUCARELLI Peter T.
Age 92, of Wilmington, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, January 1, 2009, in the Wilmington Hospital. Mr. Lucarelli was a toolmaster for the Hilliard Corporation in Elmira, NY for 33 years, retiring in 1975 as a foreman. During his time at Hilliard's, he owned and operated an electronics repair business and an import/export business. He also ran a local weekly newspaper. He was preceded in death in 2000 by his wife, Helen A. He is survived by his two sons, Peter John Lucarelli and his wife Marjorie of Leesburg, FL and Wayne F. Lucarelli and his wife Martina of Wilmington; four grandchildren, Caryl Lucarelli and her husband Randy Deniero of Tampa, FL, Patrick Lucarelli and his wife Christine of Elmira, NY, Julie Feldman and her husband Glenn of Media, PA and Anthony Lucarelli of Milford, DE; and three great-grandchildren, Marley Deniero, Ari Feldman and Gehrig Lucarelli. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2009, at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE, where friends may call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date in Elmira, New York. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1414 N. King St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/3/2009 - 1/4/2009
LYONS - FRAWLEY, Helen Annastacia Lyons
Of Addison, NY - Helen Annastacia Lyons Frawley, 83 years old, of County Route 2, Addison, NY, died on Christmas Day, 2008, at Northside Hospital in Forsyth, GA, from complications due to pneumonia. She was born October 21, 1925, the youngest of five children to Mary Margaret "Minnie" and Thomas Lyons, Addison, NY. Her siblings are Mary Kane, Addison, NY, Thomas Lyons (deceased), Addison, NY, Katherine Griffin, Painted Post, NY, and Anne Lyons (deceased at infancy). She graduated from Addison Central School in 1943. She went to work at Nordon Bombsite in Elmira, NY directly after graduation in support of our nation. She married Francis Raymond (Pat) Frawley on June 24, 1950, who predeceased her in 1984. She was an active parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Addison her entire life. She worked as the Medical Staff Secretary at Corning Hospital for 21 years, retiring in 1984. Her four daughters survive her. Mikelene F. (Mike) Whitmore, San Diego, CA, Deborah J (G. Eric) Whaley, Cumming, GA, Patricia M. Frawley, New York, NY, and Kathleen F. (Chris) Miller, Webster, NH. Helen has four grandchildren who also survive her. They are Matthew Patrick (Leia) Whitmore and Meghan Kathleen Whitmore, San Diego, CA, Patrick Gerald Whaley and Erica Annastacia Whaley, Cumming, GA. She also dearly loved and enjoyed the multitude of nieces and nephews she was blessed with as "Auntie Helen". Calling hours are Sunday, December 28, 2008 at Flint's Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison, NY from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mrs. Frawley's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Addison, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church at 51 Maple St., Addison, NY 14801, in Helen Frawley's name. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/27/2008
MASON - Robert James Mason, 82, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died on Monday, July 23, 2007, at his home from pulmonary fibrosis. He is the husband of Doris [Fulboam] Mason, to whom he married on January 17, 1948, and loved dearly for more than 60 years. Robert, who was better known as Bob, was born in Mount Horeb, NJ, and was the son of the late William and Mabel [Nelson] Mason. Bob retired 20 years ago from Loft’s Pedigreed Seed Company where he worked for 38 years as a mechanic. He was a member of the Martinsville Fire Company and the Mount Horeb Methodist Church where he will be buried. He took great pride in his home and beautiful gardens, his tractors, anything John Deere, and his collection of farm implement seats. He especially loved gabbing with his good friends. Bob wanted to be remembered as loving his wife, his two daughters and their husbands, his grandson and his wife, and his two great granddaughters. Bob is survived by his wife, Doris; his daughters, Carol Schoenig and her husband Joe of Vermont, Doreen Hale and her husband Billy of North Carolina; his grandson, Chris Schoenig, his wife Jen, and their two daughters, Cheyenne and Lily of Vermont; and his beloved cocker spaniel, Cori. He is also survived by his brother, Bill Mason of New Jersey; his sister, Elsa Calaway of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Albert Mason, and sisters, Alice Cramer, Florence Durwitz, Helen Parr, Dottie Dilts, and Esther Kingman. Services are private and are at the convenience of the family. Cremation will take place with the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. A time for family and friends to gather and celebrate Bob’s life was held at Bob and Doris’ home in Columbia Cross Roads on Thursday, July 26, 2007, from 1-3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. - Troy Gazette-Register, August 2, 2007
McCAFFREY John G.
Age 81, of Covington, PA, died at his residence on Sunday, January 4, 2009. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/7/2009
John G. McCaffrey, age 81, of Covington, PA, died at his residence on Sunday, January 4, 2009. Born on March 26, 1927 in Baltimore, MD, and raised in Manhasset, NY, he was the son of the late George and Vitus (Galvin) McCaffrey. Mr. McCaffrey was a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy at King's Point in 1948 and traveled all over the world in that service. Later he served with honor as a Lieutenant, J.G., in the U.S Navy, stationed in the Pacific. Following his discharge from service, he was an engineer with Combustion Engineering in New York. He designed and built a replica of a 17th century New England farmhouse, which was featured in various publications. He was an FAA certified private pilot and a member of the Raritan Yacht Club for many years. He piloted his own hot air balloon. His father was the chief accountant for the 1939 World's Fair in New York. His great grandfather was known as the "Hay King" and was the President of the Mercantile Feed and Grain Exchange in Pittsburgh in the late 1800s. Throughout his life, Mr. McCaffrey had a great affection for animals and nature and devoted time to the care and enjoyment of both. He extended that care to humans when he served as a member of the Martinsville Rescue Squad. He was an avid reader across a wide range of topics, and was interested in sharing the knowledge he gained. Mr. McCaffrey is survived by his four children, Michael J. McCaffrey of Union Twp., NJ, Thomas McCaffrey of Lebanon, NJ, Marianne Gehman of Nazareth, PA, and Lisa Carden of Whitehouse, NJ. Also surviving are his former wife, Janet Freeh McCaffrey of Lebanon, NJ, niece, Linda Lawrence of Manhasset, NY, and 10 grand children. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.
MEADE Matthew Thomas Sr.
Beloved husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, friend, and neighbor died Saturday, December 20, 2008. He was born on December 15, 1957, in Elmira, NY to the late Mortimer and Mary Waneta (Shiefen) Meade. Matt was a passionate man who loved many things. He was an admirer of beauty, and he found that beauty in the vibrant colors and deft strokes of paintings, the grace and technique of talented athletes, or the soul of great musicians. He also cherished the beauty in the people around him and with his precise language, inquisitive nature, his warm spirit and his creative soup, he made many strong connections throughout his life. In addition to his parents, Matt is predeceased by his brother, Michael Meade. Matt is survived by his wife, Sheila (Collins) Meade; sons, Matthew Jr. of Chicago, IL, and Patrick of Schenectady; siblings, Martin (Brenda) of Virginia, Donna (James) of Newburgh, NY, Daniel (Karen) of Horseheads, NY. Calling hours will be Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave. Funeral services will begin Saturday, 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Schenectady, NY. DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave., Schenectady, NY 12306, (518) 355-5770. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/24/2008
Age 66, of 4310 Tannery Rd., Campbell, died Thursday, December 18, 2008, at home in Campbell. Doug was born September 15, 1942 in Rocky Mount, NC. He is the son of the late Grant and Mary (Evans) Miller. He married Janice Benson on April 11, 1986 at Addison, NY. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Dresser-Rand, Painted Post as a Supervisor. Doug enjoyed bowling, golfing, camping, working around the yard. He enjoyed being around family. Doug was a Life Member of Robert N. Austin Post 1279, Campbell, finance officer of the Post, and member of the Board of Directors. Doug loved traveling and was a member of Bath V.F.W., Past Pres. of P. Post Little League Assoc., Coach of the Moose little league team, Past Pres. of Dresser-Rand Service Assoc., Past Pres. of P. Post High School Alumni Assoc. He was employed for 43 years at Dresser-Rand. Doug drove a school bus for Birnie Transportation, the former Bob Watson Bus Co. He is survived by his wife, Janice (Benson) Miller; two daughters, Brenda (Lloyd) Payne of Manchester, NH, Mary (Alan) White of Waterloo, NY; and four sons, Grant Stephen Miller of Hornell, NY, Patrick Daniel Miller of Corning, NY, Scott (Melissa) Patrick of Millerton, PA, James Patrick of Campbell, NY; his mother, Mary (Evans) Miller; brother of one sister, Ann (Larry) Smith of Campbell, NY; and one brother, Frank (Emma) Miller of Alverdo, TX. He also had eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; granddaughters, Alexandria Galligan, Trisha Galligan, Jessica Payne, Jamie Patrick, Brittany Patrick, Elisha Patrick; grandsons, Robert Payne, Christopher Patrick; great-grandchildren, Caitlin and Liam Scott; mother-in-law, Pearl Benson of Millerton, PA; sister-in-law, Dena and Wayne Daugherty of Millerton, PA; brothers-in-law, Charles and Ronda Benson of Addison, NY, Benjamin Benson of FL; Eric Evingham of Campbell, a very close family friend. He was predeceased by his father, Grant Miller; father-in-law, Charles G. Benson; former wife, Elizabeth Miller. Calling hours will be Saturday, December 20, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, NY. The funeral will be held 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 20, at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, NY with Alan Tubbs officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11571 East Corning Rd., Corning, New York 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/19/2008
MURRAY Richard P.
65, of Moravia, died Thursday, December 18, 2008, at his home. Mr. Murray was born January 4, 1943 in Ludlowville, a son of the late Philetus L. and Leona (Bennett) Murray. Dick was a resident of Newfield for many years, prior to moving to Moravia in 1999. He had been employed as a Millwright for Akzo Salt Co. in Watkins Glen for 37 years, before his retirement. Dick was a 37 year member of the King Hiriam Masonic Lodge of Newfield, and had also been a member of the Elks, Moose and Eagles Clubs, the Hibernians, and the VFW Dads. Dick enjoyed his home carpentry projects, bicycle riding, and wintering in Florida. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ellen (Clark) Murray; a son, Brian of Newfield; a daughter, Bridget (Bogdan) Popescu of Bucharest, Romania; four brothers, Phil (Kay) of Alpine, Bill (Ethel) of Groton, Jack (Nancy) of Brooksville, FL, and Gerald of Cortland; three sisters-in-law, Pam (Joe) Grady of Inman, SC, Laura (Allan) Travis of Houston, TX, and Roberta Karn of King Ferry; a special nephew, Eric (Jennifer) Thurston; two special great-nephews, Nicholas and Nathan Thurston; several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Mike; and his father and mother-in-law, Milton and Dorothy Clark. A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be directed to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Dr., Auburn, NY 13021 or to Four Town Ambulance, Box 28, Moravia, NY 13118. Arrangements are with the Shurtleff Funeral Home of Genoa. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/20/2008
MYAL Dr. Edward T., DO
64, of Troy, PA, died on Saturday, December 20, 2008, at the Troy Community Hospital. He was the loving husband of Connie (Judson) Myal. The couple had over 25 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 3:00-6:45 p.m. on Friday, December 26, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Masonic rites will be given at 6:45 p.m. on Friday night by Trojan Lodge # 306 of Free and Accepted Masons. The Mass of Christian Burial to honor Dr. Myal's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2008, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 24 North Washington Street, Canton, PA, with Msgr. Steven McGough officiating. Dr. Myal was born on August 8, 1944 in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, PA. He was the son of the late Edward and Bertha (Topolnak) Myal. He was a graduate of South Huntington High School near Greensburg, PA, St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, and the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, IA. After medical school, he practiced medicine for 7 years in Lower Bucks County at Delaware Valley Hospital in Bristol from 1970-1977. In 1977 Dr. Myal moved his practice to Troy, PA, where he later became Chief of Staff at Troy Community Hospital. In Troy, he did everything from assisting in surgeries to delivering babies. When Troy Hospital ran into financial hardship, Dr. Myal could be found working long shifts in the emergency room for no pay. Up until recently, he was still making house calls for sick patients. Dr. Myal was dedicated to his patients and the Troy Community, and was an organ donor. His presence will be missed in his community for many years to come. Dr. Myal was an avid sportsman. As a Boy Scout he achieved the highest honor a scout could receive, Eagle Scout. He played baseball for both his high school and college teams. Dr. Myal went on to coach the local American Legion team and became the Troy High School Athletics physician. He loved fishing and hunting with his close friends at his hunting camp, and belonged to the Troy Rod and Gun Club. He was member of the American Trapshooters Association (ATA), shooting locally and at the national "Grand American" ATA shoot in Vandalia, Ohio. His association and club memberships include: the American Osteopathic Association, the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, the Croatian Fraternal Union of America, the Troy Vets Club, the Moose Lodge of Bristol, PA, the Wheel Inn Club, and Fur, Fin, and Feathers of New York. He was a passionate model train collector and belonged to the national Train Collectors Association. He was a member of the Trojan Lodge # 306 of Free and Accepted Masons, was a 32nd degree mason of both the Valley of Towanda and Williamsport Consistories, was a proud member of the NRA, and a former member of the Troy Lions Club. Dr. Myal was a man of faith; he was a member of St. John's Catholic Church of Troy. Dr. Myal loved his family and will be missed by them greatly. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie; his son, Nate (Angie) Judson of Columbia Crossroads, PA; his brother, Walter (Bonnie) Myal and children, Walter and Christina of Ruffsdale, PA; his uncle, George (Doris) Topolnak of Yukon, PA; his mother-in-law, Ellen M. Judson; his brother-in-law, Louis R. (Vicki) Judson of Athens, PA and their children, DeEtta (Denny) Murray, Louis (Jennifer) Judson, and Matthew and Michael Davidson; several cousins; and his dear friends, Dan and Darlene Close. Dr. Myal was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Myal's memory to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17041. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/22/2008 - 12/23/2008
O'BRIEN Timothy William
Timothy William O'Brien, Sr. of 54 Route 17 C, Waverly, NY, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday, December 27, 2008. He was 71-years-old. The family will receive friends at St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, NY at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 31st, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/29/2008
ORZECHOWSKI - BARRY, Jennie S.
Age 89, of Elmira, died Thursday, December 18, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Jennie was born October 23, 1919 in Pawtucket, RI, the daughter of Albert and Mary Olszak Orzechowski. She is predeceased by her husband, Leo Barry; son, Spencer Barry; and granddaughter, Kristin Cloke Erbach. Jennie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sharyn A. and Edward Cloke of Elmira; grandchildren, Amy (Jimmy) Scaramucci of Littleton, MA, Matthew Cloke of Boulder, CO, Edward L. Cloke of Horseheads, NY, Sarah (Peter Keenan) Cloke, and Megan Cloke, both of Dorchester, MA; great-grandchildren, Samantha Erbach, Gabriella and Cassandra Cloke, Jack and Nina Scaramucci. Also surviving is her sister, Alice Gazda of Wakefield, RI; along with several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, Elmira on Saturday, December 27, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. Donations in Jennie's memory may be directed to Holy Family Catholic Schools, 1012 Davis Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Jennie's family extends a special thank you to the 5th Floor Staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care given to her the last two years. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/21/2008
OWEN - ROSS, Patricia Ann
78, of Horseheads, died Friday, December 19, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born in Batavia, NY on February 13, 1930, the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Crowley) Owens. Patricia is survived by her husband, Richard L. Ross; son, Richard J. (Kristie) Ross, Maine, NY; grandson, Christopher M. Ross; brother, John E. (Peggy) Owens, Hockessin, DE; sister, Margaret (Charles) Pettinella, Batavia; sister, Dorothy (George) Buckenmeyer, Brooksville, FL; sister-in-law, Lorna Owens, Batavia; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Lou Ross; and brother, Walter F. Owens. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Van Etten. Thank you for the loving care of the nursing staff at 4D Arnot Ogden, ELCOR, and hospice. Friends may call on Monday, December 22, 2008 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Van Etten. The funeral mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley, NY. Memorials may be directed to Arnot Ogden Auxiliary, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Arrangements are with the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/20/2008
PARKER Edwin Merle
Age 90, of 320 Airline Drive, Cogan Station, PA, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Monday, December 15, 2008, at Valley View Nursing Home, Montoursville, PA. He was born January 27, 1918 in Brookfield, PA, the son of Plummer and Lena Simmons Parker. Edwin worked for 44 years for the Eberle Tanning Co., Westfield, PA. He was a life member of the Crary Hose Company, Westfield, PA. Edwin loved bird watching and enjoyed traveling and antiques. Survived by son, Robert (Valerie) Parker, Rochester, NY; daughter, Joanne (David) Snyder, Cogan Station, PA; grandchildren, Angela Parker, Rochester, NY, Jennifer (Joseph) Minnela, Montoursville, PA, Chris Van Dusen, Little Marsh, PA, Kevin (Vonda) Treat, Elmira, NY, Kirk Payne, Woodhull, NY, Scott Payne, Woodhull, NY; great-grandchildren, Zoie Minnela, Montoursville, PA, Tabbitha Piper, Little Marsh, PA, Kylie Carson, CT; special stepdaughter, Dorothy Payne, Woodhull, NY; several cousins. Edwin was preceded in death by wives, Ruth in 1963 and Eileen in 1999; and daughter, Louise and son-in-law, Gary Treat. A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday, January 3, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the Brookfield United Methodist Church, Brookfield, PA. Pastor Deborah Watkins officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brookfield United Methodist Church. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA 16950. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/18/2008
PETERSON Richard S.
Richard S. Peterson, age 65, of Johnson Hollow Rd., Beaver Dams, died Friday, December 26, 2008, surrounded by his loving family at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Dick was born February 23, 1943 in Elmira, NY. He was the son of Serafino and the late Bernice (Weller) Peterson. He married Dawn Easling on September 3, 2005 in the Town of Catlin. He served in the Army during the Vietnam era from 06-11-1962 to 5-11-1965. He was employed by Williard DTC as an NYS Dept. of Corrections Officer. Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing, and Nascar with Dale Earnhardt #3 as his favorite. He was an avid body builder and exercised on daily physical fitness. He took great pleasure being with his children and grandchildren. Dick will be greatly missed by his dogs, Shiloh and Taz. He was a member of NYSCOPBA. He is survived by his wife, Dawn (Easling) Peterson; three daughters, Kimberly (Steven) Moore of Beaver Dams, NY, Kerry (Allan) Peterson-Doig of Painted Post, NY, Jessica (Angel) Cruz of Horseheads, NY; and one son, Blaze Richard Peterson of Corning, NY; stepchildren, Gary and Sam Koseba, and Rachel Nielsen and Lori Baxter; his father, Serafino Peterson. He also has grandchildren, Heather, Shane Dustin, and Jared Moore, Alex and Sarah Peterson, Lexus, Cadance and Aaliyah Cruz; brothers, Thomas (Darlene) Peterson of Elmira Heights, NY, and Robert (Tina) Peterson of Christmas, FL; and several nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Bernice; sister, Patricia; brother, Joseph; and infant son, Joshua. At Dick's request, there will be private services and burial at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dick's name to Founders Pavillion, 205 E. First St., Corning. Carpenters Funeral Home, LLC is entrusted with arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/30/2008
REIDY Paul F.
Age 83, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, January 2, 2009 at home. Mr. Reidy was born January 21, 1925, the son of the late Paul H. and Margaret (Montgomery) Reidy. He is also predeceased by his wife, Catherine (Crouse) Reidy (2004). Paul was CFO for Charles F. Evans Roofing Company. His children, Nancy (Marczyk), Shawn, David, and Kevin; and 8 grandchildren survive him. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 23, 2009, their wedding anniversary, at a time to be announced in St. Peter & Paul's Church, on East Market St., Elmira, NY.
REMPE Joseph Henry Richard
Age 67, died with his family at his side on Monday, December 22, 2008, in Newark, DE after a courageous battle with cancer. Joe was born February 22, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY. He was the son of the late Joseph and Anastasia Rempe. Joe grew up in Elmira, NY, where he graduated from Notre Dame High School and married Connie Raniewicz. He graduated from Niagara University as an English major. Joe served as a navigator in the Air Force from 1962-1967. He flew on the KC-135 refueling tankers during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Air Medal before he was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1967. Joe was employed by Armstrong World Industries for 25 years in Labor Relations and Human Resources. He also worked as a sports writer for the Lancaster Sunday News. Joe was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Lancaster, PA. One of the things that defined Joe's life was the amount of volunteering that he did. He was an altar boy, a camp counselor, a Little League coach and a volunteer with children. He held a variety of church positions, worked for Easter Seals, and worked for the Fulton Opera House. Joe spent the last 12 years of his life in Sand Key, FL. He is survived by his four children, Scott, husband of Natalie, Kernersville, NC, Glenn, husband of Barbara, Olney, MD, Karen, wife of Bob Ehemann, Newark, DE, Eric, Lemon Grove, CA; his six grandchildren, Brittany, Kyle, Ashten, Kate, Abby, and Tanner; and his brothers, Tom of Sarasota, FL, and Bill of Bradenton, FL. He requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810; or Monica's Manor, c/o Rev. Paul Wood, Transfiguration Church, 64-14 Clinton Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, in Wilmington, DE. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/5/2009
ROBBINS - FREEMAN, Norma R.
Age 80, of Horseheads, died Mon., Dec. 29, 2008, at Elcor Health Services Center in Horseheads. Norma was born in Bath, NY March 5, 1928, the daughter of the late Joseph K. and Ethel Knowles Robbins. Norma was a devoted homemaker. She had worked at the V.A. Center and the County Clerks office in Bath, NY before her marriage. Norma was also in real estate sales in the Elmira area for 8 years after moving there. She was a longtime member of the Horseheads First United Methodist Church, past President of the Horseheads Women's Club, member of the Lioness Club, Red Hat Society, Horseheads Historical Society and the Curtis Museum of Hammondsport. She spent 22 years in Bradenton, FL and made it her home for 18 years. She was an associate member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Sunday School. Norma was an avid card player, her favorite being bridge. She is survived by her stepchildren, Kathie Myers Todd, Alaire Myers Cordeiro and Millicent Freeman Self, all of Texas; Sherrill Freeman Edminster, Pamela Freeman Ray and George E. Freeman Jr., all of Atlanta, GA; and Georgiana Freeman French of California. She is also survived by three brothers, Joseph, Albert, and Harold Robbins of Bath, NY; two sisters, Thelma Robbins Covert of Orchard Park, NY, and Gretta Robbins Preston of Hector, NY; many step grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, William W. Myers in 1976; and her second husband, George E. Freeman in 2006. She lived in Horseheads, Keuka Lake, Bath, NY and Bradenton, FL during her married life. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Friday, January 2, 2009, from 4-7:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be celebrated in the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads on Saturday, January 3, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Nondaga Cemetery in Bath, NY. Those wishing may remember Norma with memorials to the Living Memorial Endowment Fund of the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845; or Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlton Sts., Buffalo, NY, 14263. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/31/2008
SANDERS - Charles R. Sanders, [SRGP 68387] aged 61 years, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L.C. Gelder of 223 North Third Street. He was a member of the Hedding Methodist Church and the Elmira Council of United Commercial Travelers. He is survived by his wife [Mira] and another daughter, Mrs. A.J. Pratt of Buffalo. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Gelder residence, Rev. G.R. Williamson, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be made in Mount View cemetery. - Olean Evening Herald, October 18, 1922
SEAL - BREITENBACH, Mary Josephine (Seal)
Age 67, of Wellsboro, PA, died December 20, 2008 at her home. Mary's wishes were to have no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, is handling the arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/22/2008
SHOEMAKER Kent Perry
Age 74, of Minneapolis. died on December 21 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Shoemaker. Survived by his children, Bruce, Glenn (Nancy), Douglas; grandchildren, Avery, Marlena; wife, Maria Grifoni, her sons, Alex (Rosanna) and Victor (Jen) and her grandchildren, Marco, Julia, and Lydia; Kent's siblings, Linda Wolfberg, Karen Fitzgerald, and Craig Shoemaker. Kent is dearly remembered for his generosity, kindness, love of family and friends, thoughtfulness, creativity, innovation, and gentle humor. Born in Elmira, New York, Kent loved the outdoors and was an avid sailor, fisherman, and tennis player. He was an engineering graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a holder of a Certificate of Transportation from Yale University. Kent had a distinguished lifelong career of innovation and leadership in the American railroad industry. He first worked with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and had a wide-ranging variety of responsibilities in operations, engineering and planning. In 1965, he moved to Minneapolis and joined the locally-headquartered Soo Line Railroad, where he held a sequence of management positions. Tapped at the unusually young age of 40 for such a position, he accepted the presidency of the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad in 1974. In 1978, he was asked to lead the Delaware and Hudson Railway in Albany, New York, at a time of critical transition in the eastern American railroad industry. Kent returned to Minnesota in the late 1970s. He then became a leader in the emerging regional railroad movement, helping to found and lead both the Red River Valley and Western and Twin Cities and Western railroads. The formation of these two companies revitalized hundreds of miles of track in Minnesota and North Dakota, preserving and improving the ability of the region's farmers and agricultural-based businesses to more efficiently market their products. Under Kent's direction, both railroads gained reputations as industry leaders, pioneering new operating and management practices and garnering national awards for excellence and innovation. Funeral service and interment Monday, December 29th, Noon, at Lakewood Cemetery Memorial Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. Visitation Saturday, December 28th, 2-5 p.m., at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. Memorials to American Cancer Society or donor choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/27/2008
of Gulfhamock, FL - Formerly of Elmira, age 70, died on December 8, 2008, after a battle with cancer. He was born October 8, 1938 to the late Bertrum Anna Singerhoff. He is survived by his wife, Sue; and his children, Betty (Clayton) Mitstifer of Cayutaville, Mike Singerhoff of Horseheads, Anna (Tim) Craven of Elmira, Bertha (Steve) Stevens of Horseheads, Bert (Ann) Singerhoff of Horseheads; sister, Bevurly Cerio of Horseheads; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/21/2008
SMITH - Anna Myra [Smith] Rogers, age 69, died Friday, September 2, 2005, at home in Sylvania, PA. She was born on April 4, 1936 in Houlton, Maine, a daughter of Herbert L. and Grace [Fortier] Smith. Anna had been employed by the Paper Magic Group in Troy, PA. She was a member of the Sylvania Church of Christ, American Legion Auxiliary of Troy; Troy Women’s Bowling Assoc.; Tuesday Night “C” Bowling League; and Once a Month Supper Club. She is survived by her husband, Paul “Jack” Rogers; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Cheryl Rogers of Sylvania, Paul “Bub” and Bonnie Rogers of Mansfield, PA Brett Rogers of Sylvania; two daughter and a son-in-law, Dawn Rogers of Sylvania, Sherry and Joe Estep of Sylvania; 14 grandchildren - Ashley Rogers, Michael Rogers, Zachary Rogers, Brandon Jayne, Brianna Jayne, Shaina Rogers, Sterling Rogers, Ben McClure, Jeremy Renzo, Jared Renzo, Brittany Estep, Travis Rogers, Derek Rogers; sisters, Laura Dalrymple of Freeport, Maine, Rosa Burnell of Portland, ME, Jean Bathras of Orlando, FL, Berry Tridle of Dallas, TX; brother-in-law, Allen Crist of Armenia Mountain, PA; sisters-in-law, Betty Boyles of Sylvania, PA, Margie Smith of Kittery, ME. She is also survived by a niece, Eilene Tedesco of Columbia Crossroads, special friends, Lyne Becker of Granville, PA Karen Northrup of Troy, PA; cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her mother and father-in-law, Nellie and Burrell Rogers; brother, Herbert C. Smith and Larry Smith; a grandson, Dee Jay McClure; brothers-in-law, Fred Dalrymple, Bob Tridle, Fletcher Burnell, Jim Bathras, Raymond Rogers, Curt Boyles; sister-in-law, Ruth Crist; two nephews, Kirby Starr, Sonny Boyles; and special friends, Lloyde and Judy Schweighart. Family and friends are invited to a gathering to celebrate Anna’s life on Saturday, September 10th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Sylvania Church of Christ. Services will follow the gathering at 3:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor George Ogden officiating. Arrangement have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel in Mansfield, PA. Donations may be made in memory of Anna to a hospice or cancer organization of their choice. - Troy Gazette-Register, September 8, 2005
SMITH John R. III
Age 64, of Canton Street, Troy, PA, died Monday, December 15, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main Street, Troy, PA. John was born July 11, 1944 in Elmira, New York, son of the late John R., Jr. and Florence Evelyn Heath Smith. He was retired from the Pennsylvania State Police where he was Station Commander. He also worked as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor for Tioga County. John was a member of the Unitarian Church in Towanda, PA and a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Police and Free and Accepted Masons. Survivors include his children, Sean and Denise Smith of Morganton, NC, Susan and Timothy Lentz of Newport News, VA, Sara and Moises Robles of Tampa, FL; stepchildren, Kelly and Scott Watkins of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Freal "Allen" and Yuko Moore of Japan, Paul Moore of Covington, PA; a sister, JeanAnn and Doug Elvidge of Huber Heights, OH; 11 grandchildren, one niece, one nephew, numerous cousins, friends and his canine buddy "Goofy". John was preceded in death by his parents. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/16/2008
SMUTZINGER Harold L.
Age 96, formerly of W. Gray St., Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, December 18, 2008. There will be no calling hours. A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, December 29, at Philipsburg Cemetery Philipsburg, PA at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Gerald Krum officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make memorials to a charity of one's choice. Harold is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Eleanor Smutzinger of Elmira; nieces, Linda Peterson, Barbara Cacciotti, Sherry Hancock, all of Elmira, and Gwendolyn Colegrove of Bethlehem, PA; nephews, Ronald Hancock of Bellephonte, PA and James Hancock of Chevy Chase, MD; many great nieces and nephews. He was one of eight children of Jacob and Ann Smutzinger. Harold was a former employee of Merchants Delivery of Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/21/2008 - 12/22/2008
STEELE - UPDEGRAFF, D. Virginia Steele
Age 89, of Hockessin, DE, formerly of Hazelton, PA, died on Sunday, December 28, 2008, after an extended illness. Survived by her nephew, Jan (Mimi) Updegraff of Elmira; and grandnieces, Karen (Vince) Stalker of Corning and Jill (David) Balderson of Basking Ridge, NJ. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert G. (Bob) Updegraff in 2004; and nephew, Derek C. Updegraff of Elmira on November 26, 2008. Dr. Updegraff held the Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA and practiced for many years in her hometown of Hazelton, PA. She and Bob spent treasured summers on Martha's Vineyard, MA, and eventually relocated first to Lancaster, PA and subsequently to Hockessin, DE. It was her request that there be no calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Fred F. Groff, Inc., Lancaster, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/30/2008
STEVENS Allen R.
of Westfield, PA, Age 48, died Tuesday, December 16, 2008. Arrangements (1-800-942-2258) will be announced by the OLNEY Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/17/2008
STEVENS Winfield H. [SRGP 13337]
Age 76, of Mansfield, PA, died December 26, 2008 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. He was born May 7, 1932 in Elmira, NY, the son of Warren and Maysel Hulslander Stevens. Winfield was a retired appliance repairman and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Canoe Camp Post 6757 VFW and was an Explorer Scout leader. Winfield enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and gardening. He is survived by his twin brother, Winthrop, of Mansfield, PA; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Carter; and a niece, Stephanie Carter, both of Buffalo, NY. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Lynn Carter and Marjorie Colby. In keeping with Winfield's wishes, there will be no funeral services. A service of Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
STICKLER Terry Ross [SRGP 83313]
Age 57, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died November 26, 2008, at his home in Glendale, AZ. He was born March 21, 1951 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Raymond and Arlene Sours Stickler. Terry was employed in Environmental Sales and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Tondelayo Stickler Bressette of Mansfield; an uncle, Byron Stickler in NC; and several cousins. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Terry to be held at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA, on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. David Dressler officiating. A service of Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/2/2009
SWEELY Gordon G. Sr.
Age 66, of Green Valley Drive in Big Flats, NY, died Thursday, December 11, 2008, at Corning Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Gordon was born in Jersey Shore, PA on March 11, 1942, the son of the late H. Gayle and the late Elizabeth (McConnell) Sweely. He retired from Dresser-Rand in 2005 where he had worked as a Manager of Information Systems, North America. Gordon was an avid golfer, but first and foremost a loving and compassionate man who was extremely proud of his family. He enjoyed golf, dancing, cruising, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a dedicated coach for Small Fry Football for which he received the Coach of the Year Award and Volunteered with the LPGA for 14 years. Those who remember him will remember Gordon as an incredibly proud man with a striking concept of family reinforced throughout his lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Maryann; a daughter, Wendy (Scott Jackson) Sweely of Elmira; a son, Gordy (Kim) Sweely of Fair Haven, NJ; a brother, Dennis (Susie) Sweely of Williamsport, PA; two grandchildren, Amanda and Garrett; several nieces and nephews; and by his mother-in-law, Ann Martz of Reading, PA. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, December 13, 2008, at Phillips Funeral Home in corning with Rev. Jack Bunde and Father Boniface Ewah officiating. Gordon took his blessings in stride and carried himself with a quiet pride. Memorials may be made in Gordon's name to the Corning Guthrie Cancer Center, 114 Columbia Street, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/18/2008
SWEENEY - HARRIS, Sharon Ann
Age 61, of Graduate Drive, Ithaca, NY, died Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY, after a long illness. Sharon was born January 6, 1947 in Corning, NY, a daughter of Andrew Sweeney of North Carolina and the late Hilda Sweeney. Sharon was graduated from the Continental School of Beauty Culture in 1986 and later from Tompkins Cortland Community College. She served her barbering apprenticeship in Ithaca and Syracuse and worked in the Grand Way Beauty Salon in Horseheads eventually becoming the manager. Later she had her own station in Mary Belle's Salon in Elmira Heights. After relocating to Ithaca, she worked in Pierre's and at Anna Marie's Beauty Salon. She had also been employed at the Ithaca Credit Bureau, CFCU, Cornell University, Office of Materials Management and at Cornell Information Technologies. Survivors include her siblings, Pamela and Michael, both of Hartford, AL; her father, Andrew Sweeney of NC; and friends, George (and Sandra) Trutt, Jr. of Ithaca. She was predeceased by her mother, Hilda Sweeney; and her adoptive parents, Sally Lakes and Cart Hamblin. A poem by Helen Steiner Rice, "The End of the Road is but a Bend in the Road" describes her feelings. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, January 5, 2009, at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main Street, Dryden. Burial will be at a later date. Friends are asked to consider a memorial donation to the American Diabetes Association, 356 N. Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/1/2009
TOWER - BROWN, Eileen
Age 42, of Troy, PA, died December 28, 2008. She was born August 17, 1966 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Patricia (Strickland) Cowl of Troy and the late Charles Tower. Besides her mother; she is survived by her beloved husband, Earl; children, Ashlie Yellenic, Muncy, Pa., Sarrah Myers, Granville Summit, Pa., and John Myers at home; a grandbaby, Morrigan; a sister, Kass Saxon,Troy; and many other extended family members. A brother, Steven, predeceased her. Friends may call 12 to 1 p.m., Wednesday at Pepper's in Canton. Services and burial will be private. Memorials may be made to The Stepping Stones Foundation, P.O. Box 452, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/30/2008
TUTTLE - Alice J. [Tuttle] McKean, 87, of Marionville, MO died Thursday, June 23, 2005 at the Ozarks Methodist Manor after a long illness. Alice was born December 17, 1917 in Burlington, PA, the daughter of Frances and Clay Tuttle. After marrying Milton McKean of Burlington in 1939, they moved to Auburn, NY, then Scotia, NY and Springfield, OH. In 1976 they moved to Springfield, MO to be near their children. After the death of her husband Alice worked with the Widowed Persons Service, becoming a national trainer and traveling to various cities to help them start organizations. Alice us survived by four children and ten grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Milton; a son; all of her siblings, Katherine Rabenold, Frances Maw McKean, Phyllis May, Clay [Pete] Tuttle and Harry Tuttle. Alice was cremated under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home of Springfield, MO. The ashes of both Alice and Milton will be returned to Pennsylvania to be placed near their family members there where a service will be held at a later date. - Troy Gazette-Register, July 7, 2005
Age 72, of Elmira, died Sunday, December 21, 2008 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center – SNF. Catherine was born May 28, 1936, a daughter of Wasel and Anna Repella Urkewich. She is survived by her sisters, Sophie Norman of Elmira Heights, and Dorothy Gonnella of St. Petersburg, FL; along with several nieces and nephews. Catherine was retired from Thatcher Glass where she had worked as an inspector for over 38 years. Private services were held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/24/2008
VANKURIN Donald E., Sr.
Age 79, of Painted Post, NY, died Monday, January 5, 2009, at Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira, NY. Don was born in Corning, NY on October 13, 1929 to Ivan Glen and Gladys (Hubbard) VanKurin. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Marylou Schoonover in 1949 in Corning, NY and was employed by Corning Glass Works as an air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic and pipe fitter. He is survived by his wife, Marylou; three daughters, Susan (John) Hendrickson of Pottstown, PA, Nancy (Paul) Braun of Lexington, KY, and Heidi (Rick) Vary of Elmira, NY; two sons, Donald (Chrysis Cesaretti) VanKurin of Dallas, TX and Leon (Brenda) VanKurin of Corning; six sisters, Eloise Jacobus of Corning, Winifred Beebe of Corning, Jan (Carly) Crooker of Caton, Evelyn (Morris) Gridley of Lindley, Leslie (Ernest) Bliss of New Castle, PA and Caroyln Bates of Cameron Mills; six brothers, Ken (Carolyn) VanKurin of Oregon, Richard (Jeri) VanKurin of Georgia, Gerald VanKurin of Wellsville, Maynard (Barb) Wellington of Avoca, David Wellington of Corning, James Wellington of Corning; a sister-in-law, Ruth VanKurin of Painted Post; 13 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, many nieces and nephews. Donald was predeceased by his sister, Glenora Martin; and by a brother, Benjamin VanKurin. Calling hours will be Thursday, January 8th, from 3 until 5 p.m. and on Friday, January 9th, from 10 - 11:00 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will follow calling hours at 11:00 a.m. with his grandson Reverend John Hendrickson officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Don's name to the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/7/2009
WALRATH - RIZZO, Arline Louise
Arline Louise Rizzo, 79, of Mansfield, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. Born March 17, 1929 in Jasper, NY she was the daughter of Mavis E. Parker Walrath and Levi J. Walrath. She was married April 26, 1953 to Michael E. Rizzo Sr., who survives. Arline retired from her job as a bookkeeper for Kingdom Company, Mansfield, in 2003. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Robert in 1987 and Clair in 2005. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her four children, Cheryl (Maison) A. Clarke of Mansfield, Marc (Antoinette) A. Rizzo of Diamond Bar, CA, Lori J. Bowers of Syracuse, NY, Michael E. Rizzo Jr. of Syracuse NY; nine grandchildren, Aaron (Sara) Clarke of Mechanicsburg, Micah (Rachael) Clarke of East Norriton, Tamara (Peter) Dearborn of Brighton, MA, Nicholas Rizzo of Diamond Bar, CA, Dominic (Deanna) Rizzo of Chino Hills, CA, Nathan Bowers of Syracuse, NY, Diana (Joshua) Petlock of Wyalusing, Leah Rizzo of Syracuse, NY, Malachi Rizzo of Syracuse, NY; one great-grandchild, Damian Rizzo of Chino Hills, CA; and two great-granddaughters due in February, 2009; a sister, Shirley (Henry) Ford of Kent, NY; brothers, Reed (Carol) Walrath of Corning, NY, Charles (Alice) Walrath of Addison, NY, Norman Walrath, of Wildwood, FL; sisters-in-law, Anna Walrath of Apopka, FL, Joyce Walrath of Chiefland, FL, and Lucia Bowles of Geneseo, NY; brother-in-law, Thomas (Marion) Rizzo of Buffalo, NY; and several nieces and nephews. At her request, there will be no services. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/30/2008
Age 38, of 3720 Cummings Creek Road, Lawrenceville, PA, died December 22, 2008. He was born December 16, 1970 in Stratford, NJ, the son of Karl H. and Ursula Birkholz Werner. He worked for Corning Inc. at the Diesel plant, was a member of the Lodge #434 I00F, Nelson, PA. He enjoyed farming, computers, music, reading and Legos. He is survived by wife, LaRenda; daughters, Heather Werner, Heidi Werner, Wendy (Ron) Pfunter, Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Jesse and Jordan; parents, Karl and Ursula Werner, Lawrenceville, PA; brothers, Michael (Kathleen) Werner, Mechanicsville, MD, Eric Werner, Wellsboro, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Saturday, December 27, 2008, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. where memorial services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dorothy Densmore, officiating. Family will furnish the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/24/2008 - 12/25/2008
WILCOX - Martin H. Wilcox, 89, of Canton, PA, died Thursday, September 22, 2005 at his residence. Born December 6, 1915 in Stanley, NY he was one of seven sons in the family of Ralph and Bertha May [Sellard] Wilcox. During his youth the family moved to Canton and he graduated from Canton High School in 1934. He was employed as a pressman for Moore Business Forms in Elmira for nearly 30 years. He was a World War II veteran of the UN Navy. He was a life member of Roaring Run Memorial VFW Post in Gillett, the American Legion Post in Morris Run and attended the Church of Christ [Disciples of Christ] in Canton. In recent years he and his wife Elsie were residents of the McCallum Manor in Canton. Martin is survived by his wife of 38 years, Elsie Sriven Wilcox; daughters, Cynthia [Richard] Dean of Troy and Patricia Handley of Buffalo, NY; two granddaughters and a great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by brothers, Arnold, William, Sellard, Emerson, Clarence and Lawrence Wilcox. Services were slated for September 28th at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with calling hours from noon to 1 and services following at 1 p.m. with close family and friend Richard Pratt officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial in Martin’s name may be directed to Memorial Hospital Hospice Services, 1 Hospital Blvd., Towanda, PA 18848 - Troy Gazette-Register, September 29, 2005
WRIGHT - Richard J. “Rick” Wright died at age 54 on Friday, July 1, 2005. He was a lifelong member of the Mosherville, PA community. He was born in Elmira, NY, August 12, 1950, the son of Carolyn [Card] Wright and the late Rexford Wright. Rick was a private school bus contractor for the Troy Area School District. He was a lifetime member and former Fire Chief of the Big Elm Volunteer Fire Department, a United States Air Force Veteran and member of the Clarence Oliver Post #154 American Legion in Elmira Heights, NY. Rick is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jenny Wright; son, Michael Wright of Mosherville; mother, Carolyn [Card] Wright, also of Mosherville; sisters, Candice [Curt] Tofts of Troy, PA, Penny [Randy] Crane of Millerton, PA; brothers, Edgar [Cheryl] Wright of Millerton, PA, David [Dawn] Wright of Gillett, PA; uncle, Harry [Ann] Card of Lakeland, FL; aunt, Ida Murdock of Lime, NY; several nieces and nephew whom he adored. Extended family include Richard [Bonnie] Edwards of Palmyra, VA; Jeri Anne Edwards of Elmira, NY; Donna [“Dale”] Edwards of VanEtten, NY; Jim [Kate] Edwards of Golden Glow, NY; Steve [Trina] Edwards of Temple, TX; Joe [“Michelle”] Edwards of Elmira, NY. Rick is predeceased by his father, Rexford; brother, Michael; sister, Patricia. Funeral services for Rick will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home. At the conclusion of the calling hours July 5th the Big Elm Volunteer Fire Department conducted a memorial service to honor the life and service of their former Fire Chief, Richard J. Wright. Please make memorials in Rick’s name to the Big Elm Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 249, Millerton, PA 16936 - Troy Gazette-Register, July 7, 2005
? FREEMAN Norma R.
Age 80, of Horseheads, died Mon., Dec. 29, 2008, at Elcor Health Services Center in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Friday, January 2, 2009, from 4-7:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be celebrated in the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads on Saturday, January 3, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Nondaga Cemetery in Bath, NY. Those wishing may remember Norma with memorials to the Living Memorial Endowment Fund of the First United Methodist Church 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845 or Roswell Park Cancer Research Center, Elm & Carlton Sts, Buffalo, NY, 14263. Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/1/2009 - 1/2/2009
? GUINTA Mary A.
Mary A. Guinta, age 93, of Deltona, died, January 1, 2009. She was born January 8, 1915 in Syracuse, NY. She married Anthony Guinta June 17, 1939. They operated the Dixie Lanes Bowling Alley, Elmira, NY, for over 20 years. Her husband preceded her in death in November, 2000. Mary attended both Our Lady of the Lakes and St. Ann's Catholic Church, where she was very active in Grandma's Attic. She loved to collect dolls. Mary was a very loving wife and mother. She is survived by son, Nicholas A. Guinta of Celebration, FL; daughters Roseanne Solomon of Liverpool, NY, Mary Anne Forbes of Celebration, FL., and Barbara Mashburn of Deltona; 14 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, at Baldauff Family Funeral Home, 1233 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. Friends may call at the funeral home 1-2 p.m., Sunday. Entombment will follow in Deltona Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's name may be made to Alzheimers Association or Vitas Hospice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/4/2009
? JONES Pauline L.
Age 81, of Cowanesque, PA, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at her home. Arrangements will be announced in the Friday edition by the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/31/2008
? STERMER Patti J.
Age 56 of Wellsburg, NY died very unexpectedly, Thursday January 1, 2009. She is survived by longtime companion, Bob Baker; son, Tom Stermer Jr.; daughter, Lori (Jim) Dempsey; granddaughter, Brynne Torie-Marie Stermer; and grandson, Parker Stermer Thomas. There will be a private service held at the convenience of the family. Patti loved her dog, "Maxie" and all animals. So in her memory those wishing may make donations to the Chemung County SPCA. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/4/2009