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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Town of Southport, Chemung County, NY
Obituaries

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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 

 

Fitzsimmons Cemetery Obituaries

The following obituaries are form the Fitzsimmons Cemetery Extension established 1994. This is not to be confused with the much older adjacent Fitzsimmons Cemetery. 



ALLINGTON Barbara E. (Allington) Wilkins
64, of Elmira, NY, died
on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was the loving wife of the late Verne B. Wilkins who died
on May 4, 2008. The couple married September 19, 1970 and had 37 happy years together. Barbara was born on April 26, 1946 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Thomas and Olive (Conklin) Allington. She was a homemaker who liked to knit and crochet. Barbara's true passion in life was her family; she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Barbara is survived by her children: Scott (Peggy) Wilkins, John Wilkins, and Cora (John) Koellner, all of Elmira, Tawny (Rich) Elston of Waverly, and Harold (Brenda) Wilkins of Elmira, 23 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, her brother Thomas Allington, her sister Beverly Hoskins, both of Elmira, her brother-in-law Claude Wilkins of Syracuse, her sisters-in-law Roberta Allington of Groton, and Donna Allington-Benton of Elmira, several nieces and nephews, and her best friends Betty Counterman and Irma Bastian. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Verne, and her brothers: Francis and Frank Allington. Family and friends are welcome to call from 1:00-2:00 PM on Friday, October 22, 2010 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service to honor Barbara's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, Oct 22nd at the funeral home with Rev. John Cramer officiating. Burial will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Barbara's memory to the Kidney Cancer Association, P.O. Box 3516 Oak Brook, IL 60522-3516. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 20, 2010

 

ALLIS Ivan

Pine City: Age 90, died February 17, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Orwell, PA on February 13, 1921. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marcia Lent Allis. Ivan retired in 1980 from Facet Enterprises in Elmira Heights, NY after 40 years of service. He then started consulting as a Chemical Analyst at Surface Finish Technologies, Inc. for his close friend, John Short, retiring at age 87. He graduated from Towanda High School, Towanda, PA in 1940.He then served in the US Army during World War II, part of the 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He served in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe and Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of New Beginnings United Methodist Church, Elmira Heights American Legion, Elmira Masonic Lodge No. 95, Chapter, Council, Knights Templar, Kalurah Shrine, Christian Conclave, Jesters, Southern Tier Shrine Club and Masonic War Veterans. Ivan was predeceased by his parents, Ira and Cecile Allis, brother, Scott B. Allis, his wife's parents, Chauncey and Emma Lent and his brother in law, Robert S. Lent. Besides his wife Marcia, he is survived by daughters; Marilyn (Kenneth) Bricker, Ellen (John) Correll, grandchildren; James Bricker, Karen Bricker, Adam (Jenn) Robinson, Lisa (Ryan) Dickerman, and great granddaughter; Vivianne Bricker. Also, brother in law, Richard (Jane) Lent and sister in law Gayl Lent plus several cousins. Visiting hours at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY from 4 pm to 7 pm on Sunday, February 20, 2011. A Masonic Service will follow at 7 pm followed by funeral and committal service. Rev. Michael Weeden will preside. A military service will be held Monday, February 21, 2011 at 9:30 am at Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to New Beginnings United Methodist Church in Ivan's memory.  MASONIC NOTICE - Officers and members of Elmira Masonic Lodge #95 will meet at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Sunday February 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm to conduct a masonic service for our dear departed brother. Signed, Master Donald Bradley       Star Gazette – February 19, 2011

 

ALLIS Ivan

Burial has been rescheduled for today, Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Fitzsimmons Cemetery and will be accorded full military honors.  Star Gazette – February 22, 2011

 

ANDERSON, ROBERT
Robert, Town of Elmira resident, age 78, of West Hill Road, died peacefully on his birthday, January 8, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  His son, Keith Anderson in 1999, predeceased Robert.  He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Lars and Yukhui Anderson of Santa Rosa Beach, Fl; grandchildren Meaghan (John) Osterhout of Elmira. NY, and Blake Anderson of Fort Meyers, Fl; along with two great-grand children.  Robert was the sole proprietor and president of the Fire Adjustment Corp. for 20 years.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Thursday, January 15, 2004 from 4 to 5 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours.  Deacon George Welch will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery in the Town of Southport.

ANDERSON
Willard D. Bill Age 79, of Elmira, NY, died, Saturday, December 30, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Bill was the son of the late Willard and Edna May (Woodard) Anderson. He was born in Elmira, NY on the 14th day of June 1927. Surviving him are his wife of 54 years, Beverly (Hovercamp) Anderson; son, Steven Anderson, Elmira, NY; daughter, Cathy (Eric) Staley, Elmira, NY; stepson to Katherine (Bennett) Anderson of Horseheads, NY; grandsons, Eric Harrison, Kyle Harrison; brothers, Donald S. Anderson, VA, Robert L. Anderson, NM, and James E. Anderson, Elmira, NY; sisters, Mary Ann (Donald) Roupp, GA, Patricia Ann Anderson, Elmira, NY; and his beloved dog, "Buffy". He was predeceased by his sister, Jane Bonci. Family and friends are invited to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Monday, January 1, 2007, from 2 - 4 p.m. with a funeral and committal service at 4:00 p.m. Reverend Gary Mamarello will be officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Bill retired from Hardinge Brothers, Inc. after 20 plus years of loyal service. He attended the Elmira Wesleyan Church and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII. He loved his family and adored his grandchildren. Memorials may be made in Bill's memory to a charity or organization of one's choice.

ANDREWS, GARRETT E.
 “Garry” Avid hunter & fisherman.  Of Elmira, NY, died Monday, October 26, 1998 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Joan J. (Liskovec) Andrews; a beloved daughter Wendy (Reinaldo) DeJesus of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Stephen, Anthony, Reinaldo, Branden DeJesus; step-son Eugene “E.J.” Pack and his wife Fran, both of Horseheads, NY; step-grandchildren Heather and Michael Pack of Horseheads, NY; brothers James Andrews of Millerton, Pa.  Merdith (Muriel) Andrews of Millerton, Pa; sister Dora Marie Adams of Jackson Center, Pa; step-sister Jeanie (Doug) Kingsley of Endicott, NY; several nieces and nephews, including Phillip E. Skidmore of Painted Post, NY. Garrett is predeceased by his sisters, Nevah  Adam and Ellene Bement.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY Wednesday, October 28, 1998  from 1-3 & 6-8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. Gravesite service will follow at the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.  The Rev. Howard Hunt will officiate. Garrett was a avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed gardening.  His wife, Joan and beloved daughter, Wendy were most important in his life at all times.  Those wishing may memorials in Garrett’s name to the American Heart Assoc. Pallbearers were:  James Andrews, Theron Andrews, Larry Andrews, Richard Adams,  Gary Adams, and Rexford Adams.  Honorary pallbearer was Donald Bement. (ESG)

BANEY Lewis W. Baney
Age 77, died
at 1:05 AM on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born April 8, 1933 in Bellefonte, PA the son of the late Gibson Tate and Alice Elizabeth (Grafmyer) Baney. His brother, Cecil Baney and sister, Delores Brothers also preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Janet (Watson) Baney; children and their spouses, Kirk and Lisa Baney, Lori and Paul Morton and Linda Baney; grandchildren, Zachery and Haleigh Morton; brother, James Baney of State College, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. In 1953, Lewis married Janet and in 1958 they moved to Elmira. Lewis was a facilities engineer and retired from Westinghouse in 1993. Lewis was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church and worked diligently for the food pantry there until the church closed and became New Beginnings. He also delivered for Meals on Wheels. Lewis was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the F & AM Masonic Lodge Elmira # 95 and was also a member of the Elmira Grotto. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. At 7:00 PM the Masonic Service will be conducted. The Reverend Michael Weeden will celebrate Lewis's Memorial Service at 8:00 PM. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family in the Fitzsimons Cemetery, Southport, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to Meals on Wheels or to the Southern Tier Food Bank.  Lodge Notice - Members of the Elmira F & AM Lodge # 95 will meet at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 7:00 PM to conduct services for their brother. Signed, Wally Hunt.   Star Gazette - November 11, 2010

 

BARBER ? Dorotha "Dot" MACDOUGALL

Age 98, at rest Tuesday, September 30, 2008. Formerly of Elmira, NY, Dot resided in Guilderland for the past 17 years. She is survived by a daughter, Mary (Al) Coats of Gillett, PA.; a granddaughter, Sharon (William) Herbert of Guilderland; a great-grandson, Robert (Bear) Coly of Guilderland; a grandson, Richard (Deborah) Callahan of Elmira. Dot is also survived by other great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Dot was a wonderful baker who enjoyed baking cookies and pies. She was a wonderful grandmother and loved being "Grandma" to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira, Friday, October 3, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. for her Funeral Service. Burial will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/2/2008

 

BATES Richard A. Sr.
Of Elmira, NY, passed gently at home on Saturday November 3, 2007, at the age of 91. Born in Penn Yan, NY, and a longtime resident of Southport. Dick was survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Florence M. Bates; and children, Linda (Nick) Draghi and Richard Jr. (Jodi) Bates; as well as his grandchildren, Laura and Gregory Bates; and his step grandchildren, Teresa Shay, Debora Draghi and Angela Long; five great-grandchildren; brother, Paul (Marjorie) Bates; niece and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Willis and Mina Bates; his father and mother-in-law, Lynn and Jean Manchester; sister-in-law, Eleanor Spiegel; and great-grandson, Mitchell Long. Dick enjoyed many years of hunting with his good friend, Lewie Clark, and fishing, spending a great deal of time at his cottage on Seneca Lake, where the whole family, including special nephews, Walter and Lynn Montgomery, gathered for many memorable years. Dick was a lifetime member of the Masons, and was retired from Westinghouse Corp. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Saturday, November 10, 2007, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there at 3:00 p.m., the Reverend Donald Hoff will officiate, followed by graveside service in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. Officers and members of Union-Cooley-Ivy Lodge will meet at the funeral home to conduct a Masonic Service at 2:45 p.m. for their dear departed brother.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/8/2007.

 

GENE BARRY BEARD age 63, of Elmira, NY passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 3, 2014. He was a retired truck driver from Wenzel Contracting. He enjoyed camping, going to the Casino's and spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Diane; sons, Harold "Mike" (Lori) Beard; Timothy Beard (fiancée, Nancy); and his grandson, Tristan. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren with whom he loved spending time with; along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Genevieve (Ribble) Beard and in-laws, Harold and Anna Gilliland, brothers, Daniel Beard and Frederick Beard, son, Barry Beard Jr. and his daughter, Diane Smith. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 1 PM. Reverend Mark Erway will officiate. Interment will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery with the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad according Military Honors to Barry. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/11/2014

BECKER Winton E.
Age 89, Of Pine City, NY, died at St. Joseph's Hospital on Saturday, November 24, 2007. He was born in Bath, NY, the son of the late Charles and Essie (Farnham) Becker. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Charles (Alice) and Lloyd (Cecile) Becker. Winton is survived by his wife, Lois V. (Bennett) Becker. They were married for 63 wonderful years. In addition, Winton is survived by a son, James M. Becker of Charleston, SC; a daughter, Susan (Jerry) Johnson of Feeding Hills, MA; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Becker was a policeman, retiring as a Lieutenant from the Elmira Police Department after 28 years of service. He also worked as a carpenter for 15 years for the Elmira College. Mr. Becker was a WWII Marine Corps Veteran, proudly serving his country from 1941 to 1945. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, the American Legion Post #154, a life member of the Pine City Sportsman Club, and a member of the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church. Mr. Becker enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, target shooting, model railroading, and photography, amongst many other interests. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Monday, November 26, from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service honoring Mr. Becker's life will be held there on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Anne Mowery officiating. Burial will follow at Fitzsimmons Cemetery, where he will be accorded full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pine City Volunteer Fire Department, 1453 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871, or to the Police Department Retired Officer Association, care of Pat Pariso, 2634 Goff Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/25/2007.

BENNETT, DURLAND EDWARD
Age 67, of Southport, NY on Thursday December 25, 1997.  He was born March 13, 1930, the son of Curtis and Mary Thomas Bennett.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Leona Jane McClure Bennett; son, James of Elmira, and his children, Janet, Kevin, and Michael; son Thomas of Syracuse; daughters, Lucinda of Elmira, Sue (Mark) Canale of Galloway Township, NJ, also Pamela McClure Sigmon of Gaffney, SC, and her children, John, Deborah, Jennifer, Matthew and Amanda; brothers and sister-in-laws, Shirley and Patricia Bennett of Ocala, Fla., Jacob and Betty Bennett of Corning, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law Leona of Horseheads, NY, Vera Roody of Caton, NY, Evelyn and Donal O’Buckley of Horseheads, Valera and Robert Burnham of Elmira Heights, Irma and Garry Cole of Pine City, NY, Ileana and Stanley Coole of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Carol Green of Cayuta; sister-in-law, Kathryn Bennett of Elmira; aunt, Myra Bennett Thomas of N. Chemung, NY; uncle Leslie(Doris) Thomas of Brooksville, Fla.; Many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dur was predeceased by his brother, Curtis.  Dur was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, having been decorated with the Purple Heart.  He was employed by Conrail and was a member of the brotherhood of Maintenance of Way.  He organized and was a Scoutmaster for the Handicapped Troop #154; and was a longtime hunting and safety instructor.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #154, the DAV, and the VFW.  He was also involved in the expansion of Fitzsimmons Cemetery.   Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 10504 Pennsylvania Ave., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral and committal services there. Burial will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.    (ESG)

BLACK   M. Lucy A longtime resident of Schuyler Ave. passed a way at Elcor Health Services on Thursday, January 5, 2006 following an illness at the age of 80. Lucy was born on March 9, 1925 in Elmira daughter of Jeremiah & Mattie Marks Black. She graduated from Southside High School and was employed by National Cash Register in Ithaca. Lucy enjoyed caring for her home. She spent many hours working on crafts, needlepoint, sewing and ceramics and she loved to travel. Lucy had attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Southport. She was very close to her loving sister and brother-in-law who survive, Mary & Walter Newcomer, Southport; nieces and nephews who live outside of our area along with Albert & Debbie Newcomer, Elmira and their children, great nieces and nephews, Shaun, Jason and Melissa Newcomer. Lucy was predeceased by her two brothers, Jeremiah Jr. Black and Kenneth Black. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday January 9, 2006 between the hours of 11a.m. - 1p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1p.m. with the Pastor Chris Curry officiating, graveside services in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport will follow the funeral. Memorials may be directed to the First Church of the Nazarene, 1136 Broadway, Elmira, NY 14904 in her memory.

BLODGETT Mrs. Marie Heath
Age 88, of Gillett PA, died on Thursday January 29, 2009. She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Heath Sr. on December 27, 2006. Marie is survived by daughters, Maxine Dunkle & Nancy (Joe) Meriwether; sons, Samuel Jr. (Joline) Heath, Thomas (Claudia) Heath, & Joe Heath; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, & two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Garrabrant; several nieces & nephews. Marie was a member of the Rebecca Lodge of Gillett, PA & the Home Bureau. The family would like to thanks the “Worlds Greatest Neighbors”, Cindy & Kelly Oldroyd for all their loving care, & the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA for the wonderful care given to Marie during her stay. Family & friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Monday, February 2, 2009, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., with Funeral & Committal Service there Monday at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Allen Goss will officiate. Interment will be in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY at the convenience of the family.

BOLT Abigail S.
died very unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Tuesday, March 11th, 2008. Abigail was the infant daughter of Peter and Sherry (White) Bolt, and sister of brother, Ethan. She is also survived by grandparents, Melody Layton, Dwayne Bolt, and Carol Ransom, all of Elmira; great-grandparents, Glenn and Dorla Bolt, also of Elmira. Services for Abigail will be held privately at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. She will be buried in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Cards of sympathy may be directed to the family at 466 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY 14904.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/13/2008.

BONYAK - WEISKOPF, Shirley A.
Of Elmira Heights, NY, Was born July 8, 1938 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Paul and Elizabeth (Taft) Bonyak; went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 19, 2008, peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age 70. She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Donald R. Weiskopf; beloved father, Paul Bonyak of Elmira, NY; children, Bryon (Cathryn) Weiskopf of Pine City, NY, Shirlene Mase of Horseheads, NY, Sharon Bottone of Holley, NY; stepchildren, Dave (Joyce) Weiskopf of Horseheads, NY, Ron (Michaelene) Weiskopf of Roseville, PA, Kimberley (Jan) Stanton of Elmira, NY; brother, Robert Bonyak of Florida; along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her mother, Elizabeth (Taft) Bonyak; stepmother, Madge Bonyak; stepdaughter, Linda Cummings; and brothers, Tom and Bill Bonyak, predeceased Shirley. She loved camping, enjoyed fishing, and was an avid bingo enthusiast. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, October 23, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation (8 p.m.). Interment and committal services will take place in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY, privately at the convenience of her family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/21/2008

BRADSHAW - SMITH
June L. A longtime resident of Schuyler Ave. on Elmira's Southside died peacefully at her home, with her family by her side on Tuesday, June 7 2005. June was born in Wyalusing, PA daughter of Robert B. & Fern Merrick Bradshaw. She was employed for over 15 years at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Her interest and focus in life were always her family and caring for home, she treasured her antiques, enjoyed sewing and time spent with her friends and family who remain. Daughter's, Marilyn & William "Bill" Zinn, Pine City; Patricia Smith & Craig Clawson, Lowman; granddaughter's, Carmen Zinn & Anthony Turco; and Meredith Smith; a great granddaughter, Emma Turco; brother's, Donald Bradshaw, Richmond, VA; Robert Bradshaw, Elmira; a longtime companion and a special friend, Chuck Sherwood; June felt so blessed to have had so many wonderful friends who touched her life. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Thursday June 9 2005 between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services for June will take place at Caywood's on Friday morning at 10 a.m. with her close family friend, Reverend Richard Farrell officiating. Graveside services will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. June loved flowers or you may remember her through memorials directed to Southern Tier Hospice who took wonderful care of June through her illness and made it possible for her to remain at her home she loved so much.

BROOKS William D. Brooks
A long time resident of Elmira died
on Saturday morning, December 4, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital following declining health at the age of 85. Born on November 6, 1925, Bill was the son of the late Catherine Brooks. In service to his country, he enlisted in the United States Army during WWII. Bill married Shirley Bernard on July 14, 1951 at Centenary United Methodist Church. He was employed by A&P Foods as a forklift operator until their closing, after which was employed by Elmira College for many years and also drove truck for Stanley Home Products until his retirement. Mechanically gifted, he enjoyed working on vehicles. Bills first love was that of his family and he enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. Surviving is his wife and companion of nearly sixty years, Shirley Bernard Brooks; their loving daughter, Cheryl (Frank Buckley) Payne, Horseheads; beloved grandchildren, Diana (Matt Dougherty) Payne, MA; Lisa (Jeff) Romig, Elmira; love of his life, great granddaughter, Gabrielle Hope Romig. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Saturday, December 11, 2010 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6:15 p.m. with family friend, the Reverend Jenny Smith officiating. Graveside services will take place Monday, December 13, 2010 at 11:00am in Fitzsimmons Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Brooks. Memorial donations may be directed to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, in Bill's memory.  Star-Gazette - December 8, 2010

BURNHAM, David A.
A big hearted man - Age 40 of Elmira, NY died on Thursday August 13, 2009 with his loving family by his side at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. David is survived by his wife, Trysu, children, David, Courtney, Gabrielle and Dawson Burnham, mother, Carolyn Burnham, brothers, Michael (Michelle) Burnham, and Brian (Tonya) Burnham, several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He is predeceased by his father, David L. Burnham, grandparents, Stanley & Ida Burnham, and Arthur & Betty Kerr. David was a big hearted man who would help anyone, no matter how much pain he was in, he hung in there. He never worried about himself, just everyone else. He had a special place in his heart for his loving mother, who cared so much. David was a former employee of Dalrymple Gravel & Contracting, and he loved his job. But what he loved more was farming and family. David enjoyed hunting, and four wheeling, he loved fishing with his kids, picking on his kids and taking care of the wood stove. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/South-port on Monday, August 17, 2009 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Monday evening at 7:00 PM, the Rev. Herbert Bailey will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorials to Catch-A-Dream Foundation, PO Box 6280, Mississippi State University, MS 39762, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/15/2009

BURNHAM David L.
Age 58, of Elmira, NY, died at home very unexpectedly surrounded by his loving and caring family and the farm he loved. David was the son of the late Stanley and Ida Hetrick Burnham. He was born in Elmira the 6th of August 1949. December 21st, 1968, he married the love of his life, Carolyn Kerr. For the next 39 years they would raise a wonderful family and make priceless memories together. David enjoyed working the family farm that was established in 1874. He was proud to be the fourth generation working his family's land and made sure his three sons knew the tasks that were at hand. Surviving David are his loving wife, Carolyn (Kerr) Burnham; sons, David (Trysu) Burnham of Elmira, Michael (Michelle) Burnham of Elmira, Brian (Tonya) Burnham of Cayuta, NY; 11 grandchildren, David, Courtney, Gabrielle, Dawson, Tyler, Kaitlyn, Victoria, Cody, Destinie, Morgan, Kadin; brother, Stanley (Linda) Burnham of Elmira; sisters, Leone Burnham of Elmira, Barb (Martin) Harding of PA; brother, James Burnham of Elmira; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and all the loving members of the Kerr family. Family and friends are all invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Thursday, March 27th, 2008, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, March 28th, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 1:00 p.m. Lay Pastor John Knapp will officiate. Graveside Services will follow in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. In addition to working Maple Valley View Farm, the family farm, David also worked for the New York State Correctional Facility's farming operation. David will always be known for his intoxicating laugh that everyone loved to hear. He was a dedicated family man who loved spending time with his life companion, Carolyn. He worked very hard every day above the pain of worn knees and was a devoted friend to all. Hunting the whitetail was the sport he loved. Playtime with grandchildren, four-wheeling, shooting, and the many animals on his farm were all very enjoyable pastimes of David's. He will be missed by many who were fortunate to know this amazing, hardworking gentleman. Those wishing, please make memorials in Mr. David L. Burnham's name to the Children's Miracle Network c/o the Arnot Ogden Foundation/NICU, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/26/2008.

CADY, - MADOLIN R. YOUNGS
“Maddy”, age 88, of Elmira, NY died February 3, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital.  She was born November 27, 1916, the daughter of the late Arthur and Rose Snyder Cady.  Maddy is survived by her son, Larry E. Cady of Elmira, NY; daughters, Linda Webb of Binghamton, NY, Sandra Matthews of Elmira, NY; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother Art Cady of Wellsboro, Pa; also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, nurses, aides and friends of Elcor Health services.  Maddy was a homemaker who loved to cook and bake.  She lived at Elcor for over 10 years, and attended St. Mary’s Church several years ago.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home on Monday, February 7, 2005 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm . Funeral services will be held there Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 10:00 am.  Chaplain Michael Stanley will officiate.  Graveside services will be held at the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.  Flower donations are greatly appreciated.

CAMPBELL - RODABAUGH
Phyllis J. Age 68, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully Thursday, August 25, 2005, at home surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with lung cancer. She is survived by her closest friend of 49 years, and father of her children, Robert C. Rodabaugh Sr.; daughter, Nancy Harkness; sons, Clifford (Heather) Rodabaugh and Robert C. Rodabaugh, Jr.; siblings, Nancy (Al) Johnson of Las Vegas, NV, Sally Mollnow of Odessa, NY, Lewis (Allison) Campbell of Albany, NY, James (Nancy) Campbell of Chevy Chase, MD; grandchildren, Jennifer Fox, Tia Harkness, Joseph Harkness, all of Elmira, NY, Michael Rodabaugh and Daniel Rodabaugh, both of Pine City, NY; great-granddaughter, Hannah Jade Fox. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, Irwin and Grace Campbell; sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Daniel Ayers. She was a lifetime member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and had served as Vice President and Treasurer. Phyllis was also a member of Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Sunday, August 28, 2005, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m.; the Reverend William Vallet will officiate. Burial will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY, at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. (Elmira Star Gazette 27 August 2005)

CAMPBELL - MOLLNOW, Sally L.
Of Odessa, NY - died Friday, January 1, 2010, with her loving family by her side. Sally was born January 21, 1948 to Irwin and Grace Campbell. Her parents; sisters, Janet Ayers, Phyllis Rodabaugh; and brother-in-law, Daniel Ayers predeceased her. Sally is survived by her son, Christopher Mollnow (Jennifer Carter) of Elmira, NY; daughter, Kelly Mollnow of Rochester, NY; beloved grandchildren, Ashlee Geer, Kylee Plantania, both of Rochester, NY, Mason Mollnow of Elmira. Sally is also survived by sister, Nancy Johnson (Al) of Las Vegas, NV; brothers, Lewis Campbell (Allison) of Clifton Park, NY, James Campbell (Nancy) of Chevy Chase, MD; brother-in-law, Robert Rodabaugh of Elmira, NY; along with many nieces and nephews; as well as the father of her children, Robert Mollnow of Tulsa, OK. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Wednesday, January 6, 2009, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with funeral services at 8:00 p.m. The Reverend Bill Vallet will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 5, 2010

CARR
Roger Vilander Age 55 of Gillett, Pennsylvania loving son of William and Helene Carr of Elmira, NY. Loving husband and devoted best friend of Mary (Goodwin) Carr. Roger died Sunday, April 29th, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania after a courageous battle with cancer. Also surviving Roger is his "Real Friend" and best friend "MOLLY" his cherished black lab. Daughter Cathleen (Mike) Pelino Granddaughters Nikki Edmister, and Jackie Pelino all of Horseheads, NY Sister and brother in law: Diane (Larry) Casper of Elmira, NY; Nieces Lynn Greatsinger and her daughters Megan and Amanda, Barb (Andy) Degnan of Lorena, TX and many loving and supportive friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Wednesday May 2nd, 2001 1:00 to 3:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm. Funeral services will be conducted there Thursday Morning at 11:00am. The Reverends Michael and Theresa Stanley will officiate. Roger will be placed in peace at the Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport, NY following the funeral services. Roger was a 27 year dedicated Correctional Officer for the State of New York. He was very proud of his role in the field corrections. He specialized in weapons training and his membership in the C.E.R.T. Team. (A specialized team educated and trained to deal with any correctional emergency.) Roger was very proud to be a member of the National Rifle Assoc., the White Eagles, and the Mechanic's Club of Montour Falls. He enjoyed the family cottage on Keuka Lake, and was an avid NASCAR fan and devoted Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan. Roger loved to fish and most recently restoring a boat. Many people who knew him best, will always remember his witty sense of humor, jokes, and unforgettable stories. Roger lived for his job and he was very proud of the people he worked with and the friendships he made. His last wish was for everyone to get a timely Colonoscopy to save their life. Roger's life, witt, stories, work ethic, and love will never be forgotten. Those wishing may make memorials in Roger's name to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pennsylvania 18850 in memory of Roger's "real friend" "Molly". For anyone that wishes you may light a "Candle of Memory" in Roger's name at www.olthof.com. A special "Thank You" to the uplifting and comforting nursing staff at the Robert Packer Hospital Oncology and Radiology Departments. The family of Roger remember your personal attention and thoughtfullness. Thank you. [ESG]

CHUBB-WILKINS, Verne B.
Age 72, of Elmira Heights, NY, died quietly on Sunday, May 4, 2008, at home surrounded by his family after and extended illness. He was predeceased by his father, Claude D. Chubb of Syracuse, NY; mother, Clara Irene Rightmire of Groton, NY; and sisters, Donna Sarvay of Cortland, NY, and Geraldine Lloyd of Scammon, KS. Verne is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Barbara; his children, Scott (Peggy) Wilkins of Waverly, NY, John Wilkins, Harold (Brenda) Wilkins, Cora Koellner, all of Elmira, and Tawnya (Richard) Elston of Chemung, NY; brother, Claude E. Chubb-Wilkins of Syracuse, NY; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Verne's pride and joy was spending time with his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Verne was a longtime Elmira resident and a retired auto mechanic. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, May 7th, from 4 to 5 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 5 p.m. Rev. William Vallet will officiate. Interment will be in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/6/2008.

CIZEK - BIELKE, CAROLYN C. (Cizek)
Retired Bell Atlantic Employee, Age 56 of Southport, NY.  Monday May 15, 2000 very unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  Carolyn was born the beloved daughter of Ardon and Margaret Hurd Cizek, September 14, 1943 here in Elmira, NY.  She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Eric V. Bielke;  beloved daughter, Karen W. Bielke at home; mother Margaret C. (Stewert) Jacklin of Fl; brother, Melvin (Sharon) Cizek of Az; sisters, Evelyn (Dan) Storch of Webb Mills, NY and Lorraine Howe of Webb Mills, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and cousins; sister-in-law, Janet (Tom) Coolidge of Waverly, NY.  Carolyn is predeceased by her beloved and dearly missed father, Ardon Cizek, and step-father, Clifford Enderle.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, Wednesday, May 17, 2000 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer services will be offered at the conclusion of calling hours at 9:00 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church (Southside), 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY, Thursday, May 28, 2000 at 10:30 a.m.  Gravesite committal prayers will follow at the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.  Carolyn was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church for many years.  She retired from Bell Atlantic after many years of service.  She loved quilting, crafting and gardening.  Her best moments seemed to be just loving her family.  In lou of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the Arnot Ogden Mecical Center, Neo-Natal Unit, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 .     (ESG)

COOK, KENNETH D.
Age 68, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, June 10, 2004, at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Elmira, January 28, 1936 to the late Arthur and Ruth Cook.  Ken is survived by his wife of 34 years, Marjorie J. Cook; children, Sandi and Dave Love, Becky and George Shutter, Michael VanGalder, Roxanne Koski, Mark and Kim VanGalder, Robin Gertson, Patrick Cook, Lonnie Cook; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents; and a sister, Betty Bowen.  Ken was a member of the American Legion Harry B Bentley Post #443 of Elmira and the Loyal Order of Moose of Elmira.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home on Sunday, June 13, 2004, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Funeral will follow (4:30 p.m.) with the Rev. Edward Crandall officiating.  Interment will be on Monday, June 14, 2004, in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport at 11:00 a.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.   (ESG)

CORBIN Edward T. Corbin
A long time resident of Elmira, died
on Wednesday evening, November 10, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital following declining health at the age of 71. Born on October 16, 1939 in Waverly, NY son of the late Charles & Ida Collins Corbin. After graduating from Waverly High School, Ed served his country in the United States Navy. He remained patriotic the rest of his life and was a member of the American Legion. Ed married, Iona Harvey on June 13, 1992 in the Town of Ashland. He was employed by A&P Foods from the building of the Horseheads plant until its closing. Ed was also employed by Thomas & Betts Corp. until his retirement. A musician, Ed played the organ for jazz bands. He enjoyed sports and family gatherings at his home. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion of 18 years, Iona Harvey Corbin; daughter, Amy Corbin; stepsons, Jack Knapp, Earl (Sheila) Knapp, Allan, Knapp and Tim Knapp; sister, Sylvia Bernard) Skolny; nephews, David and Steven Geiss; sister-in-law, Patricia (Phil) Thomas; twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Monday, November 15, 2010 from 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6:15 p.m. with the Reverend David Daniels officiating. Graveside services will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Corbin. Star-Gazette - November 12, 2010

CUMMINGS William M.
Age 84, of Woodbrook, Elmira, died on Monday, July 23, 2007. Survived by wife of 61 years Blanche; brother, Arthur (Rhina) Cummings, Lockwood; several nieces, nephews and cousins including Bernard and Marge Roche, Kelley and David "Scooter" Sanders, all of Gaston, SC. Predeceased by his small son, Bobby and mother-in-law, Viola. At his request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/26/2007.

DAILEY - ALTIERI,
FLORENCE MAY (DAILEY):  Florence Mae Altieri, loving mother, grandmother, and sister of Christian Hollow Road, Pine City, NY was born July 8, 1923 in Rathbone, NY the daughter of the late Richard and Virginia (Wood) Dailey.  Florence died on Monday, December 6, 2004, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 81.  Her sister, Iona Coleman, predeceased her.  Florence is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Sonny Homer of Bellfonte, Pa; beloved grandchildren, Victoria Dailey of Elmira, NY, Scott (Kathryn) Sunday of New Hampshire, Steve (Elise) Sunday of Colorado, Shannon (Shawn) Fye of Pennsylvania; much-loved great-grandchildren Brian and Isaac, Matt and Miles, Ella and Neva, Jasmine and Dylan; sisters Evelyn Hamdon of New York, Patty Lou (Harry) Clemens of Virginia; along with several nieces, especially Beverly Covell; nephews; and many close friends.  Florence took great  joy in caring for her grandsons, Brian and Isaac, and also enjoyed attending their various sporting events. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Thursday, December 9, 2004 from 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation. Her neighbor and friend, Rev. Donald Rockwell will officiate. Interment will take place privately and at the convenience of the family in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport, NY.  Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.

DAVIDSON James
Loving husband, father and grandfather, a longtime resident of the Southport Community died
peacefully, Wednesday evening, September 29, 2010 at home following declining health at the age of 82. Born on March 4, 1928 in Gouverneur, NY, Jim was the son of Arthur & Helen Gingrich Davidson. He was married to Norma Dungan Davidson for nearly 60 years until her passing in 2008. Jim was a printer and salesman for many years. In serving the Lord, he was a longtime member of Centenary United Methodist Church and charter member of New Beginnings United Methodist Church. Active in his community, Jim was a longtime member of the Southport Kiwanis Club and was very active within its local efforts to better our community. He was active in the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church Food Pantry and shared great concern for our troops abroad. Jim enjoyed traveling and cherished time spent with his family. Surviving are his children, Debi Boyce, Clemmons, NC; Jim Davidson, Miami, FL; John Davidson, Southport, NY; and Joe Davidson, Dallas, TX; nine grandchildren, Ross, Andrew, Kayleigh, Hannah, Irene, Benjamin, Katie, Andrew, and Matt; brother, Dr. William Davidson, Houston, TX; sister, Sylvia (Robert) Reese, Eastham, MA; brother-in-law, Robert Dungan, Arboles CO; nieces, nephews and many family friends In addition to his parents, and beloved wife, Norma; Jim was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Albina Davidson. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday afternoon, October 2, 2010 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. in New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 E. Miller St. Elmira, NY 14904. Burial will take place at the families convenience in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Memorials may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 in his memory. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 1, 2010

DAVIS Glenn E. Davis Jr.
Age 67 of Pine City, NY died
Sunday, November 7, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Glenn is the son of the late Glenn and Lena Lyman Davis Sr. He was born here in Elmira, the 5th of December in 1942. Glenn graduated from Mansfield University with a BS in Education and an MS from Elmira College. He taught in the Elmira City School District in Edgeworth and Riverside Schools. Glenn loved hunting, and the outdoors, gardening, raising Christmas trees and cooking for all. He always made sure those in need were fed. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and served as a Deacon and Elder. Glenn is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kathryn (Manchak) Davis of Pine City; son; Richard J. Davis of Elmira; daughter, Kasia (Tony) Bulkley of Olathe, KS; son, Jeffery (Tara) Davis of Nanuet, NY; three grandsons, Nikolas, Alek, and Nathan; three brothers, Richard L. (Rosemary) of Webster, NY, Ralph (Priscilla) of Tallahassee, FL, Russell Davis of Elmira; sister, Laura (David) Little of Watertown, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Wednesday, November 10th, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8:00 p.m. The Reverend Jane Winters will officiate. Graveside services will be held in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery of Southport, NY and will remain private. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier or the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Star-Gazette - November 9, 2010

 

DENNISON Michael Adam Dennison

On May 19, 2012, Mike lost his lifelong war with Cystic Fibrosis. Throughout his 29 years, Mike fought and won many battles by never giving up and living life to its fullest. We want to thank the dedicated staff and Drs. at University Hospital in Syracuse, where they gave him excellent care in his last days, as well as the staff and Drs. at the CF Clinic for all their care throughout his 29 years. Mike was employed at Top's Friendly Market for 13 years, a career that he truly loved through his dedication and hard work. He moved from part-time office employee to office manager. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; loving parents, Mike and Rosemary (Tyler) Dennison; brother and best friend, Andrew Dennison; mother and father-in-law, Ted and Terri Johnston; several aunts and uncles, Roxane Tyler, Machele & Keith Govern, Althea & Warren Keeney, Fred & Carol Purdue, Julie Baldwin & Kenny Elston, Elsie Mae & Will Pallone; several cousins, various family members and numerous friends; his beloved cats, Venkman, Willow and Patches, who will miss the sock toss. From where he resides now, he will be able to give his Atlanta Braves and Dallas Cowboys some much needed help and advice, and monitor and keep up with his love of trains and many other loves and hobbies such as NASCAR, music, concerts, and golf. Mike will be missed greatly by all who were lucky and blessed enough to have him in their lives. He truly should be considered a role model for anyone who has been handed a bad hand and played fiercely and endlessly and won many hands. What an inspiration this young man was to everyone. God bless Mike, we love and miss you. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Thursday, May 24, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. with funeral and committal services at the conclusion of calling hours (9:00 p.m). Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Upstate Foundation, CF Sunshine Fund, Upstate Medical University, 750 E. Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. Star Gazette – May 22, 2012

 

DEWART - GILLETTE, PATRICIA A.
Age 49 of Elmira, NY, Saturday, January 20, 1996, at St. Joseph’s Hospital after an extended hospitalization.  Patricia is survived by husband John C. Gillette Sr.; Children, Vicki Stevens of Elmira, Lonny Brimmer of Corning, Tammy Gillette of Elmira, Colleen Gillette of Lowman, NY; sister, Rose Dewert of Campbell, NY; brothers, Lee Dewert of Florida, Richard Dewert of Campbell, NY; 6 grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her daughter Nancy Brimmer, and grandson, Daniel Gillette.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Thursday at 1:00 p.m.      (ESG)

DICKINSON Donald W.
Age 82 of Elmira, NY. He was born April 3, 1926 in Wellsboro, PA, son of the late Ezra and Alta May (Patrick) Dickinson. He died Monday, September 1, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his loving wife and companion, Mary Nickerson. Children and their spouses are: Steven and Mary Dickinson, Pamela and Mark Bellamy, all of Marietta, GA, David Hugh and Pamela Dickinson of Luthersville, GA, Michelle and David Mathews of Lawrenceville, GA, Theodore and Cindy Nickerson of Harrisburg, NC, Pamela and Tim Newton of Pine City, NY. Grandchildren are: Rebecca Dickinson, Justin Mathews, Patrick Mathews, Andrew Dickinson, Autumn Dickinson; Sulei Labreck, Sergeant Major Thomas Downs, US Army, Todd Downs, Scott Downs, Katie Yarder, Jamie Nickerson, Jenna Nickerson and Elley Newton; sister and brother-in-law, Letha and Ernest Teed reside in Morris Run, PA. Donald was predeceased by his grandson, Benjamin Newton. He was a member of the former Centenary United Methodist Church and now a member of New Beginnings United Methodist Church. Donald retired from MetLife, was a veteran of WWII, and was a former member of the V.F.W., American Legion and the Elmira Eagles. He was a member of the Mark Twain Barbershop Chorus for 37 years. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, September 4th from 2 to 4 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Friday, September 5th at 1 p.m. Rev. Michael Weeden will officiate. Committal service and interment, with Military Honors, will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Donald through donations to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Cardiovascular Unit, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/3/2008

DGIEN
John C. Age 39, of West Elmira, NY, died on Friday, February 16, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. John is survived by his wife, Wendy Bower Dgien; daughters, Jordan and Allison, both at home; parents, John and Patty Dgien of Addison, NY; father-in-law, Ronald Bower of Elmira, NY; mother-in-law, Eula Hammond of Erin, NY; siblings, Joseph (Debra) Dgien of Addison, NY, Sandra (Brian) Kelsey of Bath, NY, Michael Dgien of Toronto, Canada, Andrew (Karen) Dgien of Howard, NY, Paul (Gina) Dgien of Addison, NY; brothers-in-law, Ron Bower and Christopher Hammond; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; and his canine companion, "Molly". Also his Godparents, Anthony and Helen Dgien; and Godchildren, Brian Kelsey, Jessica Dgien, and Claire Ames. John was a Nurse Practitioner with Arnot Medical Services, Elmira, NY. He was a United States Air Force Veteran of Desert Storm attached to the 101 Airborne-Special Forces Unit Combat Weather Operations Center. John was a loving husband, a great father, special son, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed by those who loved and knew him. Even though he wasn't with us long, John fully enjoyed and lived life to the fullest, with no regrets. Always remember him with those thoughts. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Sunday, February 18, 2007, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Southside, Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant and Rev. Gerald O'Connor, Co-Celebrant, followed by burial in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY, with Military Honors accorded at the grave. Those wishing may make memorials to the children's education fund, c/o Sandra Kelsey, 6493 Mossy Bank Park Rd., Bath, NY 14810. A 'Candle of Remembrance' may be left for his family in obituaries at www.olthof.com. The family would like to extend special thanks to the ICU Staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, who took such great care of John and his family, and especially Mandy, whose support and kindness we will not forget. Also with great thanks to the all the doctors and staff for going above and beyond to care for John. A special thanks to Dr. Bill Deluccia and Dr. Paul Hicks.

DOANE Clarence H.
Age 80, of Elmira, NY, died
on Sunday, February 28, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on April 7, 1929 in Montour Falls, NY to the late James and Katie (Burbank) Doane. Clarence was predeceased by his sister, Goldie Plaskon; favorite uncle, Emmett Burbank; aunt, Lydia Hungerford; and uncle, William Burbank. Survivors include his sons, William (Irene) Doane of Cayuta, NY and Scott (Luicia) Doane of Myrtle Beach, SC; daughters, Patricia (Brad) Punchard of Elmira, Yolanda (Jack) Blair of Elmira, and Ondalee Doane of Horseheads; sisters, Sara (Carl) Elliott of Elmira, and Elizabeth Wheeler of Waverly, NY; grandchildren, Brad J. Punchard (Tammy Yardym), Lee W. Doane, Danielle (Angel) Martinez, Jennifer Doane, Mandy Blair, Amy Blair, Khain Punchard, Keiah Punchard, Jimmy (Belinda) Fife and Rebecca (Michael) Tapp; 16 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, March 3rd, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Thursday, March 4th, at 10 a.m. with Rev. James Payne officiating. Interment will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.1.2010

DOUGHERTY - BALLOU, JEAN L. (Dougherty)
Jean L. (Dougherty) Ballou was a retired Kindergarten Teacher, Age 74, of Coleman Ave., Elmira, NY died peacefully on Thursday, September 6, 2002 at Elcor Health services in Horseheads, NY.  She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Stanley R. Ballou, Jr.  Jean was born on August 10, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Homer L. and Helen (Kramer) Dougherty.  She received her Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from the Ohio State University and her Masters in education from the Elmira College. She taught Kindergarten in the Columbus Ohio Public School System for 7 years prior to moving to Elmira area.  She taught Kindergarten in the Elmira City School District for 20 years, retiring in June 1987.  Jean is also survived by a son, Thomas R. (Lisa) Ballou of Williamsburg, Va; daughter, Deborah J. Ballou of Mishawaka, In; grandchildren, Ian Thomas Ballou and Aaron Michael Ballou of Williamsburg, Pa; Eric David Fenner of Mishawaka, In.  Private funeral services will entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.  Interment will be in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport, NY at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Howard L. Hunt will officiate services.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to a charity of one’s choice.

DUNGAN - DAVIDSON, Norma A.
Loving wife, mother and grandmother -  A longtime resident of the Southport Community died peacefully, Wednesday afternoon, February 20, 2008 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness. Born on April 17, 1927 in Hornell, NY, Norma was the daughter of Hugh & Genevieve Carnes Dungan. Norma dedicated her life to helping others and was a maternity nurse at Arnot-Ogden Hospital for over 42 years. She is survived by her loving husband and companion of nearly 60 years, Jim Davidson, Southport; their children, Debi Boyce, Clemmons, NC; Jim Davidson, Miami, FL; John Davidson, Elmira, NY; and Joe Davidson, Dallas, TX; nine grandchildren, Ross, Andrew, Kayleigh, Hannah, Irene, Benjamin, Katie, Andrew, and Matt; a brother, Robert Dungan, Arboles, CO; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. William & Albina Davidson, Southport; nieces, nephews and many family friends who will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday evening, February 22, 2008 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Graveside services will take place at the families convenience in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Memorials may be directed to the Chemung County Dept. of Aging, "Alzheimer's Facilitator Group" PO Box 588 Elmira, NY 14902-0588 in Norma's memory.

DUNN John J. Jr.
A longtime resident of Elmira died Sunday, November 15, 2009 with his loving family by his side. Born on April 17, 1930 in Wellsburg, NY John was the son of the late John Joseph & Grace Smith Dunn. He was predeceased by his loving wife whom he adored for 57 years, Barbara A. Maynard Dunn; brothers, Francis Dunn and William Dunn; brothers-in-law, Gary Woodruff and John Maynard; sister-in-law, Georgia Seagren. John is survived by his loving family; children, Michael (Kathy) Dunn, Pine City; Gregory (Diane) Dunn, Jeffery Dunn and fiancé Susan Schuler, Gerald (Lori) Dunn all of Elmira; Suzanne (Jerry) Brown, N. Garden, VA; "the wonderful joys of his life" his sixteen grandchildren, Lindsay, Melissa, Michelle, Kurtis, Julianne, Nicholas, Dustin, Joseph, Noah, Gabe, Kearstan, Jeremy, Zachary, Matthew, Bradley and Megan; two great grandchildren, Brooklyn and Rozlyn; brothers, Ed (Anna) Dunn, NJ; Joseph Dunn, FL; sisters-in-law, Delores (Duane Sprague) Cleveland, Wellsburg; Frances Woodruff, Elmira; brothers-in-law, Harold (Nellie) Maynard, Wellsburg; Donald (Elsie) Wager, Chenango Forks; Hugh (Lori) Hoff, Seattle WA; John Seagren, Elmira; along with many more cherished nieces and nephews. John retired after 37 years with Abelove's Linen Service of Elmira. He served in many positions with Mark Twain Little League for over 20 years, he volunteered with Meal on Wheels for 17 years, was a member of City of Elmira Zoning Board for several years, served on Brand Park Committee and was a member of Teamsters Local 529. John was a longtime member of New Beginnings United Methodist Church and Centenary United Methodist Church. Aside from his devotion to the NY Yankees, his greatest joy he received was from his family, especially the many trips he shared with his beloved companion, Barb. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, November 19, 2009 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home on Friday morning at 10 a.m. with his pastor the Reverend Mike Weeden officiating. Graveside services will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved Barb. Memorials may be directed to Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox St. Elmira, NY 14901 in John's memory.
Published in Star-Gazette from November 16 to November 17, 2009

DZIALYNSKI, CHARLES L.
Charlie, beloved brother and friend.  Age 82 of Liberty St., Elmira, NY died Saturday, March 24, 2001 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Charles was born on November 7, 1918 in New Bedford, Ma, the son of the late Feliks and Rozalia (Luczak) Dzialynski. Charlie, as he was affectionately known, has been in the care of the Chemung County ARC, where he has worked, lived and acquired many friends since 1980.  Charlie appreciated routine and enjoyed laughter.  He took sincere interest in the lives of those he knew and taught us all patience.  Charlie was a good Catholic man who played the harmonica, cards, checkers and enjoyed bingo.  He is survived by his loving sister, Mrs. Jean Rash of Brooklyn, NY; friends, Steve and Olga Melink of Syracuse, NY; many friends old and new, especially his longtime dear friend, Mrs. Mary Simonds as well as all of his housemates and staff on Liberty St.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 from 1 to 2 p.m.  Funeral Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours (2 p.m.). Interment will follow in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport.  Charlie was very loved and will be deeply and sadly missed.  (ESG)

FANELLI Salvatore J. Age 68, of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at home. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Fanelli; daughters, Alana (Joe) Quigley of Maitland, FL, Jean (Thomas) Martinez of Apopka, FL, and Tammy (David) Watson of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Elias and Teagan Quigley, Zach and Sebastian Martinez, Neil Galpin III, and Lauren Beckwith; sister, Mary Fanelli of NYC, NY; brother, Dominic Fanelli of Elmira, NY; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary (Debbie) May and Martin May; also several nieces, nephews and friends. Salvatore retired after 27 years of service as a Bricklayer with Allied Craft Workers Union #1. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam. A lifetime member of VFW Post #901 of Elmira, NY, lifetime member of the Marine Corps League of Elmira, NY, member of the Disabled American Veterans Association, and member of Military Order of Cooties. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Friday, August 18, 2006, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., with funeral service there Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Rick Farrell will officiate, followed by graveside service with full Military Honors by the Marine Corps League in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. Those wishing may make memorials in Salvatore's name to any veteran's military organization. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/17/06

FIELDS, LESTER W.
Lester was a Remington Rand worker.  Age 84, of Elmira, NY, peacefully died at the Chemung County Nursing Facility on Monday, October 13, 1997.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Riverside United Methodist Church, 559 Spaulding St., Elmira, NY 14904.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home.  (ESG)

FISHER, GRACE E. HADLOCK
Grace E. Hadlock, retired from Great American Food Store, Age 59 of 1657 Tory Meadows Dr., Elmira, NY, Thursday, April 9, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Monday, April 13, 1998 from 2-4 and 7-9.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory.  Funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Mike Maneval will officiate.  The interment services will follow in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband of 39 years, George Hadlock; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Peggy Hadlock of Elmira; daughter, Tammy Hadlock of Silver Springs, MD; sisters, Janice VanWhy of Horseheads, NY and Cheryl Pierce of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Sabrina, Brittany and Katey; several nieces and nephews; also a very dear friend, Donna Hornsby.  Mrs. Hadlock was a retired employee of the Great American Food Store on Erie St. in Elmira.

 

FORREST Lorraine M. Geiger

Lorraine went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. She was the loving wife of Charles W. Geiger. The couple married on August 1, 1981. Family and friends are welcome to call from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2011 at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY. Funeral services honoring her life will be held there at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 23rd. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will follow in the Fitzsimons Cemetery. Lorraine was born November 30, 1940 in Elmira to the late James and Naomi (Porter) Forrest. She was a graduate of Troy High School, Arnot Ogden Medical School of Nursing, Alfred University (BSN), and Syracuse University (MSN). She was certified as a Nurse Practitioner. She held various positions in nursing, but spent years as an instructor in the Arnot School of Nursing from the early 70's to December 2002. Lorraine is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Charles; sisters, Eunice (Arthur) Wilston, Shirley Forrest, Pearl (Fred) Stroud, Donna (Richard) Brass; brothers, James (Julia) Forrest, David (Sally) Forrest; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and is also survived by 5 step-children. Lorraine was active in several community and nursing organizations. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Arnot Ogden Foundation designated for the School of Nursing.   Star Gazette – July 21, 2011

 

FUDGE - Marie L. SEYMOUR, 70, of Elmira, NY died Monday, December 11, 1995 at home.  Marie was a former employee of Westinghouse Electric Co.  Among her survivors are her husband, Wayne E. Seymour; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas E. and Kathleen Seymour of Erin, NY; daughter, Dawn E. Knapp of Pine City , NY; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Soule of Lowman, NY and Lula Holton of Columbia Cross Roads.  Funeral services were to be held at the Olthof funeral Home.  Memorial donations may be sent to Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water St, Elmira, NY 14901.

GERMAN KRISTOPHER JOSEPH
Born April 3, 2003 and died peacefully on April 18, 2003.  Kristopher is survived by his parents, Ronald and Jennifer; and by his big sister, Amanda.  He is also survived by his grandmother, Bonnie Mathews; grandparents, Ronald and Patricia German; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was predeceased by his grandfather Kenneth Mathews Sr.; and great grandfathers, Clayton German and Andrew Sowa.  Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service to be held on Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 11 a.m. in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.  Those wishing may make memorials to the Children’s Miracle Network % Arnot Ogden Medical Center, in Kristopher’s name.    (ESG)

GILLETTE John Charles
Age 65 of Wellsburg, NY. He was born March 6, 1943 in Williamsport, PA, son of the late Howard and Doris (Dengler) Gillette and died Friday, January 16, 2009, unexpectedly at home. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia in 1996; and grandson, Daniel Gillette in 1994. John is survived by his children, Tammy Gillette, John Gillette, both of Elmira, and Colleen Gillette of Lowman; brother and sister-in-law, Verne and Jean Gillette of Wellsburg; six grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. John was employed with Thatcher Glass and retired from Anchor Glass. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post 443, Elmira. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, January 22nd, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Friday, January 23rd, at 11 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/21/2009

 

GREEN Elvera Apthorp

Age 79, of Elmira, NY., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011, at home surrounded by her loving family. Elvera is survived by her children, Frederick (Paulette) Guyette, Pamela (Mark) Spinelli, David (Cindy) Guyette, Deborah (Randall) Beach, Diana (Kevin) Rogers, Tina (Ronald) Senecal, and Lorrilee Apthorp; Father of her children, Frederick Guyette, Sr. several grandchildren and great grandchildren., brother Herbert (Donna) Green, Shirley Snowburg, Carrie Bower, Rose (Frances) Woodard and Thomas Green; sister in-laws, Sharon Green, Barbara Green and Virginia Green; also her dancing partner and companion, Ernest Campbell; and many nieces and nephews. Elvera was predeceased by her brothers, Charles, Lee, Maurice, Robert, and William Green; brother in-laws, Louis Bower, Jr. and George Snowburg; sister in-law, Norma Green. Ellie enjoyed ballroom dancing, playing bingo, and going on casino trips. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Monday, January 24th, 2011 from 4 PM to 7 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Monday evening at 7 PM. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.  Star Gazette – January 23, 2011

 

GREEN Timothy P.
Age 28, of Birmingham, AL and formerly of Elmira, NY died very unexpectedly Sunday, June 23rd, 2008, in Birmingham. Tim was the son of the late William R. Green; and is survived by his mother, Sharon Ripley Green of Elmira. Tim is also survived by brothers, Douglas (Jacky) Green of Erin, NY, William R. Green Jr. of Corning, NY; several loving aunts, uncles, including special uncle Thomas Green, of Elmira, NY; along with nieces and nephews, Veronica and her son, Johnathan, Douglas, Jeffry, Miranda and William III; many loving cousins, priceless loving friends, especially Christie Waters of Elmira, NY, Jamie Preston of Buffalo, NY; and special cat, "Dutch." He is predeceased by his father, William R. Green Sr.; brother, and best friend, Wilbur R. Green; grandparents, Jane Ripley, Joseph Combs, Hazel Green. When Tim was younger, he never missed a Sunday School class at the Elmira Wesleyan Church. Tim was a graduate from the Elmira Southside High School, class of 1997. In his senior year he attended Boys State sponsored by A. L. Post #443 of Elmira, NY. Upon his graduation he attended Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV. In his second year of college, he attended Corning Community College. Once Tim moved his residence to Birmingham, he enrolled into the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was proud to be a member of the National Audubon Society, which helped him with his studies and showed his love of animals and nature. Tim was loved by everyone who knew him, including his second family in Birmingham, Rachael, Clint, Jason, and Thomas. He worked in Birmingham as an inventory control manager for Verizon Wireless. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Saturday, June 28th, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Memorial Services celebrating the life of Timothy P. Green will follow the gathering at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/23/2008 - 6/26/2008.

GREEN Timothy P.
Graveside services to celebrate a beautiful life will be held Saturday, May 30th, 2009, 10:00 a.m. in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited in casual dress. The Reverend Gary Mammarello will officiate.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/28/2009 - 5/29/2009

GREEN WILLIAM R. SR.
Employee, US Postal Distribution Center, Age 57 of Southport, NY, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at home following a brief bout with cancer.  He is survived by his loving family, wife, Sharon Green; his sons, Timothy, William Jr., (Christina), Douglas (Jackie); grandchildren, Veronica, Douglas (DJ), Jeffrey and Miranda; also survived by his extended family, Dorothy & Lew Lovell; his sisters, Rose (Francis) Woodard of Elmira, NY, Carrie (Louis) Bower, Jr. of Carthage, NC, Shirley Snowburg of Pine City, NY and Elvera Apthorp ((Fred Guyette) of Elmira, NY; brothers, Thomas Green of Elmira, NY and Herbert (Donna) Green Sr. of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law, Gayle Hartman of Horseheads, NY, Norma Green, Virginia Green both of Elmira, Barbara Green of Fla.,Harriet (Robert) Bowman of Gillette, Pa; Beatrice Dean of Montour Falls, NY; brother-in-law, Robert (Joyce) Ripley Sr. of Pine City, NY, James (Judy) Ripley Jr. of Elmira and Ronald (Betty) Combs of Syracuse, NY; many, many nieces, nephews and friends; special friends, Linda Budnick and Jamie Preston.  And also survived by his three best buddies, “his cats” Mittens, Pooh and Crisco.  Bill was predeceased by his father, Lee P.M. Green; mother, Hazel Green; brothers, Maurice Green, Lee (Syke) Green Jr., Charles Green, Robert Green; niece, Cindy; nephew Gregory; brothers-in-law George Snowburg and Joseph Combs Jr.; sisters-in-law Patricia Cram; Mother-in-law, Father-in-law; James A. Ripley Sr.; Step-father-in-law, Joseph Combs, Sr.; aunts, Mable Brasser and Eleanor McCormick.  Bill was also predeceased by his son, Wilbur.  He was employed at the US Postal Distribution Center in Elmira.  He enjoyed being outside, hunting and fishing with his family and friends.  And was an avid NASCAR fan.  Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 11, 2000 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Olthof Funeral Home with funeral and committal service there at conclusion of calling hours.  The Rev. Edward Crandall and Pastor Ellie Haber will officiate.  Interment will be at the families’ convenience in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.        (ESG)

GREENE Roy A.
A resident of the Pine City community died on Monday morning, April 16, 2007 at Elcor Heath Services with his loving wife Rosalie and daughter Diane by his side at the age of 70. Born on February 21, 1937 in Canton, PA, Roy was the son of Leroy & Della Campbell Greene. He married Rosalie Maier on June, 8 1979 at St. Patrick's Church. In addition to his loving wife and companion of 28 years, he is also survived by a daughter, Diane & Jim Enlow, Elmira; a grandson and "buddy" Ryan Tyler, grandchildren, Allison Watkins, Kaitlyn, Jesse, and Joshua Enlow; a special nephew, Peter Greene, Columbia Cross Roads, PA; three sisters, Lucy Vonderacek, FL; Marilyn Wilcox, PA; Clara & Marvin Woodward, PA; a brother, Gordon & Elizabeth Greene, NY; devoted in-laws, Marrilyn & Donald Burris, Elmira; Alwynne & Miyoko Maier, CA; Wallace & Ola Maier, FL; several nieces, nephews and many family friends. In addition to his parents, Roy was predeceased by his first wife, Ellie Cameron Greene in 1976; three brothers, Clyde, Louis, and Bernard Greene; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Guy & Marion Maier; and a brother-in-law, Robert Wilcox. A proud veteran, Roy served his country for 21 years in the United States Airforce. He was an avid hunter, made his own guns and was an auto mechanic. Roy is remembered as a hard working gentleman who provided well for his family and being a good neighbor in the Pine City community. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Jasper Smith officiating, Graveside services will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Greene. Mr. Greene's family would like to extend their appreciation to the health care professionals at Elcor Heath Services, Southern Tier Hospice, the many friends and family members who have made Roy's final days comfortable and memorable. May God truly bless each of you.

 

GREENLAW Camden Brock Burdett

Infant son of Brock R. and Kimberly K. Osborn Greenlaw died October 14, 2011. Also survived by Cara Seaman, Paige and Lorelei Greenlaw, Serenity Osborn and Mathias Warner; maternal grandparents, Dale and Darlene "Kay" Osborn; paternal grandparents, Laurie and Barbara Greenlaw; several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Monday October 17, 2011 from 1:00PM t0 2:00 PM with funeral service there at 2:00 PM. His grandfather, Pastor Laurie Greenlaw, will officiate. Interment will be in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY at the convenience of the family. You are always in our hearts and never forgotten - Your loving parents.     Star Gazette – October 16, 2011

 

HACK NATHAN R.
Age 11, of Elmira, NY, was ushered home to heaven by angels to be with his Lord on Tuesday, June 15, 2004.  Nathan was the son of Pastor Richard and Ellie Hack of Elmira, NY.  He is survived by three loving sisters, Ashley, Abigail and Anna Hack; grandparents, Sandy (Jon) Stone of Williamson, NY, Gary (Carole) Hack of Palmyra, NY, Henry (Linda) Pulcini of Newark, NY; numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins.  Nathan was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Richard M. and Jeanine M. O’Lena. Family and friends are invited to call at Independent Baptist Church, 719 Holdridge St., Elmira, on Thursday, June 17, 2004 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with funeral and committal services to be held there at the conclusion of the calling hours.  Private graveside services will be held at the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY on Friday. Nathan was all boy.  His best buddy was his Dad.  Everything Daddy was doing, Nathan was there with him.  He was a member of the Independent Baptist Church and member of the Patch the Pirate Club.  Nathan appreciated every friend he had.  He never took their companionship for granted and considered everyday with a friend a gift.  Memorial donations may be made in Nathan R. Hack’s memory to the Building Fund of the Independent Baptist Church, 719 Holdridge St., Elmira, NY 14904.    (ESG)

HACKETT - BUCKLAND, PRISCILLA E.  (Hackett)
American Greetings Merchandiser, Age 57 of 615A S. Main Street, Elmira, NY, February 21, 1999 at home after an extended illness with cancer.  Priscilla was born on December 23, 1941 in Coudersport, Pa. To the late Gladys L. Shaw and stepfather, Porter W. Shaw.  Survived by husband of 38 years, Leonard R. Buckland; two sons and their wives; Eliot L. Buckland of Watkins Glen, NY and Nathan R. Buckland of Baldwin, NY;  two grandchildren, Jesica and Baret Buckland; father-in-law, Charles F. Buckland of Elmira; two brothers-in-law, Charles of TX. and Gerald of Ithaca, NY; also several cousins.  Priscilla was predeceased by mother, step-father, and mother-in-law. She was a merchandiser for American Greetings Corp. for 18 years, working in NY and PA accounts.  She was an avid penpaller and enjoyed her garden, lawn and many house plants. Priscilla will be buried on Tuesday, February 23, 1999 in Fitzsimmons Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Howard Hunt officiating the graveside service.  Those wishing may attend the graveside service.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials in Priscilla’s name to the Falck Cancer Center %Arnot Ogden Hospital Foundation or Southern Tier Hospice Foundation.      (ESG)

HADLEY, -LOUISE M. MONTGOMERY
Louise Montgomery, age 77, of Elmira, NY died on Sunday, November 3, 1996 at St. Joseph Hospital.  She is survived by her husband of 47 years Donald L. Montgomery, sons, Donald L. (Betty) Montgomery of Conyers, Ga, daughter; Cindy L Montgomery of Elmira, grandchildren; Renee Bixby, Christine Montgomery, Jamie Montgomery, Paul Montgomery, great-grandchildren; Blake and Kaitlin Bixby, brothers; Ken (Betty) Hadley of Pine City, NY, Bob (Irene) Hadley of Hobe Sound, Fla, Jim (Lillian) Hadley of Marcos Island, Fla., sister; Marie Gentles of N.J.., several nieces and nephews, many wonderful friends and neighbors, including; Jo Comereski, Nancy Griffin, Garb and Ralph Horton, Bob and Olga Mace.  Louise was predeceased by her brothers Larry, Ben and Harry Hadley, and her sister; Helen “Punch” Cowan.  Louise was an assembly worker at the Remington Rand Co. for 17 years.  She was a Bakery and Deli worker for Great American for 5 years.  She loved shopping, holidays, camping and working in the yard.  Louise was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 pm.  A funeral and committal service will be held directly following calling hours.  Father Rick Farrell will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Louise’s name to the American Diabetes Association, Utica Regional Chapter, 1508 Genessee St., Utica, NY 13502 or the American Heart Association, NYS Affiliate , 100 Northern Concourse, Syracuse, NY 13212.     (ESG)

SAMUEL L.  HEATH age 89, of Gillett, Pennsylvania. died Wednesday, the 27th day of December 2006 at the Bradford County Manor. Samuel is the son of the late Joseph and Emma Matson Heath. He was born August 12, 1917.  He is survived by wife and devoted friend of 65 years Marie Blodgett Heath; his children, Maxine Dunkle of Pine City, Samuel Jr. (Joline) Heath of Laceyville, Thomas (Claudia) Heath of Breesport, Joe Heath of Fredericksburg, VA, Nancy (Joe) Meriwether of Elmira; 11 grandchildren and 13 beloved great-grandchildren; sister, Bertha Taylor of Elmira.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Saturday, December 30, 2006, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 3:00 p.m. The Reverend Allen Goss will officiate.  Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport.  Samuel was a devoted employee of the Remington Rand Co. of 36 years. He also worked for Westinghouse, Ward LaFrance and Wiese Markets. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He enjoyed playing cards and coin collecting and memberships in many organizations. Please make memorials in Samuels name to the charity of ones choice. –Elmira Star Gazette

HEESS – BARBARA H. WHEELER, 85 died April 19, 2007.  Born in Canton, she moved to Elmira in 1951.  She was a former longtime employee of Elmira Discount.  Mr. Wheeler was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Fred; and her son, Fredrick (Angela) Wheeler III of Burburnett, TX.  Surviving are children, John (Kathleen) Wheeler, Greece, NY, James (Sharon) Wheeler, Elmira, NY; Joette (Phil) Devon, Avon Park, FL, William (Colleen) Wheeler, Elmira, NY; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; many friends, neighbors and fellow members of Southside Baptist Church.  Remembrance service was at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira, NY.   Interment immediately followed in Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport, NY with the Reverend David Daniels officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Southside Baptist Church, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HEESS - WHEELER, Barbara H.
died on Thursday, April 19, 2007, at the age of 85. Barbara was born in Canton, PA, and moved to Elmira in 1951. Barbara was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Fred; and her son, Frederick (Angela) Wheeler III of Burkburnett, TX. Barbara is survived by her other children, John (Kathleen) Wheeler of Greece, NY, James (Sharon) Wheeler of Elmira, NY, Joette (Phil) Devon of Avon Park, FL, William (Colleen) Wheeler of Elmira, NY; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many devoted friends, neighbors and fellow members of Southside Baptist Church that were very close to Barbara. Barbara was a former longtime employee of Elmira Discount. Family and friends may call Monday, April 23, 2007, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. A Remembrance Service will be held there on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with Interment immediately following in Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport, NY. The Reverend David Daniels will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Barbara's name to the Southside Baptist Church, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.

HENRY- BALDWIN, Beverley J.
Joined the angels in the comfort of her home on Sept 2, 2009 at the age of 79. Survived by her loving husband Walter of 44 years, loyal companion "Cuddles", children Timothy (Debbie) Baldwin of Elmira, Jane (dedicated care giver who gave Mom comfort and peace to the end) (Chuck) Roff of Va, Sonny of Va, Linda, brother Sonny (Sue) Henry of Pa. special friends Mary Gross and Paul & Boots Hess. Brother in law Edward (Vern) Baldwin of Elmira, Barney (Sandy) of Ithaca, and sister in law Mildred Utter of Wolcott, Betty Baldwin (Dick) of Elmira. Also 3 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of caring friends and relatives. She was pre deceased by parents Wayne and Anna Henry, sister Gloria and grand daughter Janella Bielewicz. Bev retired from the A&P Plant after 16 years. She was a dedicated member of the Elmira and Horseheads Moose Club for over 35 years as well the America Legion. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday September 6, 2009 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM with Funeral Service there Sunday at 1:00 PM, followed by Graveside Service at Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/4/2009

VERN ‘NATE’ HILL, age 75 of Elmira passed away after a brief illness Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was born to Benjamin and Olive (VanGorder) Hill on July 7, 1939. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Crystal (McGrain) Hill; daughter and son, Tammy (Greg) Harvey of Horseheads, Donald "Stretch" Hill of Elmira; grandchildren Kimberly (Ryan Card) Harvey and Kyle Harvey; great grand children, Khloie and Peyton; siblings, Lora (Roy) Palmer of Big Flats, Lester (Patricia) Hill of Horseheads, Arland Hill of Delaware, and Alice (Ronald) Montgomery of Swansboro, NC. One of 15 siblings, he was predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters and also his grandson Alan Harvey. Nate was a longtime Elmira Resident and well known Contractor owning and operating Nate Hill's Excavation. He was also an independent trucker and woodworker who enjoyed an occasional trip to the Casino, the Bingo Hall and Camping at Lake Bonin. He was an accomplished local driver, racing in the late model sportsman class at Chemung Speedway, Pocono, Trenton and Shangri-La. Nate was also a Korean War Veteran serving in the US Army. Most of all Nate was a dedicated husband, and devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather who enjoyed time with family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Tuesday July 22, 2014 from 1-3:00 p.m. and again from 5-7:00 p.m. His service will follow there at 7:00 p.m. Burial will take place at the convenience of his family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery where military honors will be accorded. Those wishing may remember Nate with memorials to Chemung Co. Humane Society and SPCA 2435 State Rt. 352 Elmira, NY Elmira NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/20/2014

HODGE, RAYMOND
A lifelong resident of Elmira passes away Thursday morning, August 5, 2004 following an illness at the age of 60.  Ray was born on September 19, 1943 in Elmira, son of Ralph and Elizabeth Green Hodge.  He served in the US Army.  His interest included playing pool and fishing.  Surviving are his loving children, Steven (Sandy) Hodge; Tina Hodge, Mike Hodge; granddaughters, Tiffany Padgett, a step grandson, Allen Blake; his companion and friend, Edna Bailey along with her son Mike (Charlene) Bailey and their children, Amber and Megan Bailey.  Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, August 8, 2004 from 2-3 p.m.  Funeral services will follow the visitation.  Interment will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery Monday morning at 10 a.m. where Mr. Hodge will be accorded full military honors.     (ESG)

JAMES W. HORNBECK age 78 of Pine City, formerly of Carriage Estates passed away Fri. Aug. 1, 2014 at his home with his loving family at his side following declining health. Born on Dec. 7, 1935 in Elmira, NY; Jim was the son of the late, William A. & Mable L. Collins Hornbeck. He was employed by SMT Sales, Elmira Heights for many years until his retirement. Jim enjoyed woodworking, writing poetry, building toy trains, music and was a longtime member of Bethany Lutheran Church. He was a dedicated family man and is survived by his loving family; wife and companion of 52 years, Barbara Somers Hornbeck, Pine City; children, Peggy (Todd) Hadlock, Elmira; Thomas (Theresa) Hornbeck, Elmira; and James (Rebecca) Hornbeck, Pine City; 6 grandchildren, Sabrina, Brittany, Katey, Devon, Dylan, and Brandon; 3 great grandchildren, sisters, Jean (Harvey) Houston, CO; and Barbara (Robert) Russell, Wellsburg; sister-in-law, Sharon Hornbeck, Wellsburg; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by his brother, Robert Hornbeck in March of this year. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Mon. Aug. 4, 2014 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will take place there on Tues. at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Krista Mendoza officiating. Graveside services will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Special thanks to CareFirst and to Deb & Rick Allen for their care, compassion, and friendship. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut St. Elmira, NY in Jim's memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/3/2014

HORNSBY Duwade E. "Dewey"
Lt. Colonel Retired U.S. Air Force
Age 82 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday September 15, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Donna (Furman) Hornsby; son and daughter-in-law: Gregory (Karen) Hornsby of Little Marsh, PA; daughter and son-in-law: Kelli (Gary) Matthews of Soddy Daisy, TN; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; 4 step-children and their spouses and 8 step-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Dewey was pre-deceased by his only brother Mayze; 2 wives, Gloria Dent Hornsby and Cora Ayers Hornsby and 2 children, Charles and Dawn Hornsby. He was born and raised in Hornsby Hollow, Little Marsh, PA. Lt.Col. Hornsby served 29 years in the Armed Forces and was a Veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam, and he received multiple personal commendations for his service to his country. After retirement, Dewey returned to the family farm in PA where he enjoyed being a gentleman farmer, raising beef cows, traveling, hunting, fishing and making maple syrup. He was a man of integrity which he imparted on his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his four legged fishing and camping buddy, "Buster" (who made 5 trips to Yellowstone Park with his daddy), and his peanut princess, "Abigail." Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday September 19, 2007 from 1-3 PM. Lt. Colonel Duwade Hornsby's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 PM with the Rev. Paul Mather of the New Life Assembly of God officiating. Interment in Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be Accorded Lt. Colonel Hornsby.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/17/2007.

HOUSNICK - PHIELIX, Nancy Ann Housnick
Of Southport died Saturday, August 30, 2008 following a brief illness at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester with her loving family at her side from complications due to Leukemia. Born on May 22, 1938 in Corning, NY; Nancy was the daughter of the late Sampson & Leah Fish Housnick. She married Francis E. Phielix on May 31, 1958 in St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights. Nancy was employed by the Elmira Psychiatric Center for over 10 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Her many interests including caring for her home, taking road trips with her friends, and dinning out. Surviving is her husband and best friend, Francis Phielix, Pine City; their children, Carol J. Wiesner, Southport; Debra (Shawn) Roe, Corning; Michael (Patty Smith) Phielix, Horseheads; Sherry (Anthony) Michalko, Horseheads; 5 grandchildren, Aaron Wiesner, Jason (Amanda Rivera) Wiesner, Nicholas J. Willis, Matthew and Stacy Michalko; and a great granddaughter, Aaliyah Linn Wiesner; life long friends, Ellie White, Kathryn Perrault and Susan Brundage, along with Nancy's canine companion, "Taco". In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son-in-law, Joe Wiesner. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. with graveside services following in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Nancy loved flowers or memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society in Nancy's memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/1/2008

HURD –MARGARET BLANCHE JACKLIN passed away peacefully at Elcor Nursing Facility in Horseheads, NY on August 13, 2014, her 93rd birthday. She was born August 13, 1921 in Westfield, PA to James A. and E. Irene (Bathrick) Hurd, the oldest of six children. Margaret was predeceased by her parents; husbands, Arden Cizek and Clifford Enderle; sisters, Dorothy Neal and Edith Greene; brothers, J. Frederick Hurd, Raymond Hurd and George Hurd; daughters, Carolyn Bielke and Evelyn Storch. She is survived by her husband, Stuart Jacklin; son, Melvin (Sharon) Cizek of Chandler AZ; daughter, Lorraine Howe of Webbs Mills, NY; son-in-laws, Eric Bielke of Pine City, NY and Daniel Storch of Webbs Mills, NY; her husband's children, son, Ralph (Micky) Jacklin; daughters, Beverly Jacklin, Janet (John) Leone and Debra (Duane) Kennison; grandchildren, Melvin Cizek, Timothy Cizek, Robert (Deb) Cizek, James (Mary) Storch, Joy Storch, Karen Bielke, Trina Howe, and Jack Howe; 19 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Helen Kuhn and several nieces and nephews and other relatives. She was a charter member of the Webbs Mills Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the NY/Penn Auxiliary and worked for the Board of Elections for many years. She retired from Thatcher Glass in 1983. Margaret was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family. Family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, on Saturday August 16, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Saturday at 6:00 PM. Pastor Chip Possee will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/14/2014

INGRAM   James H. Loving husband and father Age 70, of Columbia Crossroads, PA, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, December 4, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born January 6, 1935 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Albert and Marion (Strader) Ingram. His brother, Marston Ingram, also predeceased him. James married Audrey Brown on November 7, 1959 in the Riverside United Methodist Church. The late Reverend Comstock officiated their wedding. They have celebrated 46 wonderful years of life and love together. He is also survived by his beloved sons, Gary and Stephen Ingram, both of Columbia Crossroads, PA; sister-in-law, Nelda (Lester) Miller of Elmira, NY; aunt, Miriam Strader of Elmira, NY; along with his 'special friend', canine companion, 'Sabrina'. James worked for the Marine Midland Bank for many dedicated years and later retired form the Elmira Savings Bank as Vice President after several years of faithful service. He greatly enjoyed camping and traveling with his family. Mr. Ingram was a well renowned musician in this area for numerous years. He began playing the steel guitar at the age of 12 and wound up playing for various local bands. Most recently he played with T and the Good Timers. James was a wonderful husband and father and will be deeply missed. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Tuesday, December 6, 2005, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring Jim's life will be there on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend Donald Hoff will celebrate his service. Interment will follow in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport, NY.

VERNON MORGAN age 89 of Roberts St, Elmira passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following decling health. Born on September 24, 1924 in Shunk, PA; Vernon was the son of the late, Daniel & Bertha Vargeson Morgan. He served his country during WWII in the US Army. Vernon married the love of his life, Frances J. Woodward of January 3, 1948. He retired from Schweizer Aircraft Corp., Big Flats following 41 years of dedicated service. His many interests included, family time, dinning out, road trips, hunting and fishing. Surviving is his loving family, wife, Frances J. Woodward Morgan; children, Blanche (Jack) Williamson, Charlotte Vanness, Harry (Teresa) Morgan, Terry (Elley) Morgan, John (Tammy) Morgan, and Roxanne Elliott; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Vernon was one of seven children. In addition to his parents, Vernon was predeceased by children, Sandra Morgan, Vernon D. Morgan Jr., and Georgia A. Heath. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Friday, March 14, 2014 between the hours of 10-11 a.m. Services will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. Full military honors will be accorded Mr. Morgan in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/12/2014

ERNEST L. SMITH, of Pine City, NY: Age 78, went to be with his Lord on Friday, March 14, 2014 after declining health. He was born to the late James and Ella (Wells) Smith on January 26, 1936. Ernie was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Beatrice Smith; son, Douglas; and grandson, Ryan. He is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Morris of Elmira, NY: Amy Sindone of Spencer, NY; sons, Timothy (Tina) Smith of Gillett, PA; Robert Smith of Pine City, NY; Brian (Carrie) Smith of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, Brandon, Angel, Casie, Crystal, Brian Jr., Dillon, Carley, Nicole, Cameron, Zachary, Jacob, Joseph, Joshua, Shawna, Gregory and Thomas; 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Rosemary (Lee) Zepp; Doris Knapp and good friend, George Holly. Ernie served his country by serving in both the US Army and the US Marine Corps. He retired from American LaFrance after several years of dedicated service. He enjoyed coaching and playing softball, bowling and hunting until losing his eye sight. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation. Interment will take place on Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00 AM in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery where the Marine Corp League will accord Mr. Smith with Military Honors. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/16/2014

WILSON –KANDY TAYLOR age 58 of Elmira, NY. She passed away peacefully on September 3rd, 2014 at home with her husband James by her side. Kandy was born November 30th, 1955, daughter of the late Karle E. Sr. and Jennie Plonka Wilson. She is survived by her loving husband of 24 years: James A. Taylor of Elmira, NY, her daughter: Crystal J. Parker of Oswego, NY, her son: Jared L. Taylor of CA, as well as 2 loving grandchildren. Kandy has been a member of W.O.T.M. since 1981 and earned the Academy of Friendship degree. She had a passion for flowers and plants. The family extends special thanks to CareFirst for all of their help; especially to Angie, who was Kandy's main caregiver. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home; 858 Lake Street, at Washington Ave., Elmira, NY, on Sunday September 7th from 2 to 4 pm. Kandy's funeral service will immediately follow. Interment will take place at Fitzsimmons Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/6/2014

 

WOODWARD –FRANCES J. MORGAN age 84 of Roberts St. Elmira passed away Mon. Aug. 11, 2014 at Elcor Health Services following declining health. Born on Mar. 30, 1930 in Snedekerville, PA; Francis was the daughter of the late, Harry & Blanche Campbell Woodward. Francis married the love of her life, Vernon D. Morgan on Jan 3, 1948. She was a homemaker who took great pride in caring for her large loving family. She enjoyed road trips, caring for her flowers and family times. Surviving are her loving children, Blanche (Jack) Williamson, Charlotte (Richard) Jenkins, Harry (Teresa) Morgan, Terry (Elley) Morgan, John (Tammy) Morgan, Roxanne Elliott, and Harold (Terry) Morgan; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Francis was predeceased by her beloved husband, Vernon D. Morgan; children, Sandra Morgan, Vernon D. Morgan Jr., and Georgia A. Heath. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Fri. Aug. 15, 2014 between the hours of 10-11 a.m. Services will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/13/2014

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