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Ashland Cemetery Obituaries
NEIDERBERGER Shirley J. Burt
81, of Horseheads, NY and formerly of Wellsburg, NY, died on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Howard Edward Burt who died on July 7, 1980. The couple married December 1, 1951 and had 28 happy years together. Shirley was born on April 15, 1929 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Jacob and Ella (Decker) Neiderberger. She was a graduate of the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing, and after graduation worked for several area doctors, including Dr. Nagle, Dr. Edward Droleski, Dr. John Campbell, the Arnot Ogden and retired from Capabilities, Inc. in 2000. She was a member of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church, the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing Alumni Association, and the Ashland Historical Society. Shirley is survived by her sons, Michael (Beverly) Burt of Elmira, NY, and Robert (Vicki) Burt of Crowley, TX; her daughter, Jean (Matt) Stein of Indian Trail, NC; her grandchildren, Michael Burt, II, George (Amanda) Burt, Jaclyn Burt, Ryan Stein, and Adam Stein; her great-grandchildren, Brandon Burt and Haylee Burt; several nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends, Gay Welch and Joan O'Dell. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard; her brother, Robert Neiderberger; and her sister, Virginia Neiderberger. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The memorial service to honor Shirley's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26th, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery at the convenience of Shirley's family. Shirley's family will be forever grateful to the staff on 4D of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the care and love they gave their mother. Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley's memory to Capabilities, Inc., 1149 Sullivan Street, Elmira, NY, 14901 or to the American Cancer Society , 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901.
Star Gazette - February 24, 2011
Age 80, of Elmira, NY. She was born April 18, 1927 in Elmira, daughter of the late Jacob and Ella (Decker) Neiderberger, and died Thursday, February 14, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her parents; brother, Robert Neiderberger; and brother-in-law, Edward Burt. Virginia is survived by her sister, Shirley Burt of Horseheads; nieces and nephews, Michael (Beverly) Burt of Elmira, Robert Burt of Crowley, TX, Jean (Matt) Stein of Indian Trail, NC, and Jennifer (Bret) Frankovitch of MD; great-nieces and nephews, Michael (Cindy Brown) Burt of Elmira, George (Amanda) Burt and Jacki Burt, both of Crowley, TX, Ryan and Adam Stein, both of Indian Trail, NC; great-great-niece and nephews, Brandon Burt of Glenville, NY, Haylee Burt of Crowley, TX, and Luke Frankovitch of MD. Virginia was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Horseheads. She retired from Westinghouse Corp. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, February 18th, from 1 to 3 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 3 p.m. Interment will take place in Ashland Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Virginia through donations to Calvary Baptist Church, 209 Gardner Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845, or Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/16/2008.
Albert Newcomer, 41, died at the family home in Wellsburg Sunday at 7 a. m. He is survived by his widow, and one son, Walter; a daughter, Janice, and a stepson, John Nolan, all at home; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Newcomer of Wellsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Levi Cowell and Mrs. Elmer Halstead both of Ridgebury Township. There will be a private prayer service at the home Tuesday at 2 p. m. Funeral in the Wellsburg M. E. Church at 2:30. The Rev. L. A. Guiles will Officiate. Burial in Mt. View Cemetery - Handwritten: May 22 – 24, 1932
NEWCOMER Walter A.
A longtime resident of the Southport community died Fri. Feb. 1, 2013 at Bethany SNF 2 following declining health at the age of 87. Born on March 13, 1925 son of the late, Albert & Myrtilla Merriam Newcomer. Walt married Mary Frances Black on June 28, 1947 and she predeceased him on Jan. 21, 2012. He was employed by the General Electric Foundry as an electrician until there closing and also the Elmira Correctional Facility. He also was the proprietor of Newcomers Atlantic Gas Station and Garage located on the corner of Miller and Erie Sts. In service to his country, Walt was enlisted in the US Navy during WWII. Civically, He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #350, Waverly; American Legion Post #443, Elmira. Walt is remembered as a hard working family man who provided well for his family. He loved traveling the country with Mary and took many bus trips together. Walt enjoyed bowling at the Elmira Bowling Center, and most of all time spent with his family. Surviving is his loving son, Albert (Debbie) Newcomer, Pine City; grandchildren, Shaun (Shannon) Newcomer, Jason Newcomer, Melissa (Jason) Theil; seven great grandchildren; sister, Janice (Gordon) Carpenter, Southport; nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tues. Feb. 5, 2013 between the hours of 4-7 pm. Funeral services will follow at 7:15 pm. with burial at the family's convenience in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Star Gazette – February 3, 2013
Star Gazette, Donald L. NICHOLS, 88, formerly of Athens, PA, died on April 8, 2004. He is survived by his loving daughter and caregiver, with whom he had resided for the past 8 years, Margie Atkinson, of Nichols, NY. Also surviving are his son, Robert E. Nichols, his brothers, Arthur (Diane) Nichols, Wilbur (Edith) Nichols, of FL, his sister Bernice (Walt Lattimer) Goble, Waverly, grandchildren Debra Ball, Diane Ford, David Ford, Kevin Ford, 13 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins and his faithful canine pal, Misty. Don was born on Sept 16, 1915 in Sayre, PA a son of the late Wilbur and Nina (Talada) Nichols. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Margie (Saunders) Nichols and his second wife Marjorie Z. Nichols; siblings, Lula Cordner, Earl and Willard Nichols and Nancy DeHaven. Don retired from Ingersoll Rand, Athens, following 43 years of service. He was also a member of BPOE, Sayre, the Athens and Sayre Senior Citizens Club and enjoyed bowling, woodworking, and gardening In keeping with Don's wishes, cremation will take place at Tioga Point Crematory and at his request, there will be no services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Family and friends who wish, may kindly consider directing memorials to the Nichols Emergency Squad, POB 336, Nichols, NY, 13812 in loving memory of Donald L. Nichols. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
NICHOLS –MARGIE M. ATKINSON, 77, of Parsons, Kansas and formerly of Nichols passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at her home. Margie was born December 30, 1938 in Sayre, Pennsylvania a daughter of the late Donald and Margie Marie (Saunders) Nichols. She grew up in Athens, Pennsylvania where she graduated from high school. For many years, she worked for IBM as a solderer and later at P&C Grocery and Newberry’s Department Store, in Owego. Margie enjoyed quilting, crocheting, knitting, and was a foster mother to a young boy for two years. She and John Atkinson were married in 1970 in Owego. He preceded her in death on March 2, 1990. Margie is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: David and Anne Ford of Madison, WI, Kevin and Geri Ford of Tampa, FL; Her Daughter and Son-in-law: Debra and Scott McAdams of Parsons, KS; a daughter Diane Ford of Binghamton, NY; Thirteen Grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Nichols of Virginia. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Wednesday, December 14th from 11 to 12 pm A memorial service and celebration of her life will follow at noon with Pastor James Donahoo, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman
CHARLES OWENS DIES AS RESULT OF AUTO MISHAP
Charles B. Owens, 43, for many years employed as a clerk at the Hamilton pharmacy in this city, died at the Auburn City hospital Saturday as the result of a fractured skull and other injuries which he received in an automobile accident near Elbridge, N.Y., last Thursday. He is survived by his wife, of Syracuse, and his father D. M. Owens of Wellsburg, N.Y. Mr. Owens was a native of Wellsburg and came to Elmira about twenty years ago and was well know in the city. He was a member of B. P. O. E Lodge No. 62 of Elmira. The body will arrive in this city over the Lackawanna railroad at 4:30 this afternoon, and will be taken to the residence of his father in Wellsburg, where the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in the family plot in Wellsburg cemetery.
PALLONE - BURNHAM
Elizabeth "Betty" (Pallone) Age 91, of Pine City, NY, died on Thursday, October 27, 2005, at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. She was born on April 21, 1914, the daughter of the late Guy and Bella Pallone. Elizabeth is survived by sisters, Jeanette Beiler of Berwick, PA, Marguerite Patykula of Elmira, NY, Caroline Allen of Tucson, AR; sister-in-law, Sophie Dicinti of Horseheads, NY; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis B. Burnham; brothers, John Dicinti and Joe Dicinti. Family and friends are invited to call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held immediately following visitation at 4:00 p.m. with the Reverend James Carr officiating. Interment will be at Ashland Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
PALMER - ERLE, SHIRLEY M.
A long time resident of Southport, NY died Wednesday morning, August 29, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital with her family at her side following a brief illness at the age of 75. Born on March 20, 1926 in Ulster, PA; Shirley was the daughter of Leland and Clemence Gillette Palmer. On June 16, 1948 she married Jack Erle and have been the best of friends since. Shirley was a long time member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church. She worked in local government as the former Ashland Town Clerk and retired as the Legislative Clerk for Chemung County after twelve years of service. At one time she worked as an office manager for Rosenbaum's, as a teller for Mechanics Savings Bank and in the offices of Economic Opportunity Program. Shirley's interest included gardening, reading and time spent with her family. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of over fifty years, Jack Erle; children, Ronald of Boston, MA; Richard of Longwood FL; Linda of Savannah, GA; Virginia of Hinesville, GA; and Donna of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Kevin, Brian, Jason, Jeremy, Jamie, David, Christy and Samantha; along with numerous relatives. Shirley was predeceased by her brother, Wesley Palmer in 1996. Family and friends will be received on August 31, 2001 at the Pennslyvania Avenue United Methodist Church; 1238 Pennslyvania Ave, Pine City, NY from 1-3 PM. Funeral services will follow visitation (3PM) with the Reverend William Vallett and Reverend Frederick Turner officiating. Committal services will follow in the Ashland Cemetary, Wellsburg, NY. Shirley's family will provide flowers and requests that memorials may be directed to the Pennslyvania Avenue United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in her memory. In loving memory of Shirley M. Erle, March 20. 1926 to August 29, 2001. Though her smile is gone forever, And her hand we cannot touch, Still we have so many memories, Of the one we loved so much. Her memory is our keepsake, With which we'll never part. God has her in His keeping, We have her in our hearts. Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, Southport, New York.
PARKER Nelson Scott Parker
71, of Wellsburg, NY went to be with his Lord on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Nancy E. (Aber) Parker. The couple married November 19, 1976 and had 37 happy years together. Scott was born on September 26, 1942 in Montour Falls, NY, son of the late Nelson S. and Elizabeth (Ensworth) Parker. He was a 1960 graduate of Odessa-Montour High School, and after became a Machinist, specializing in Tool and Model making. He worked for Fassett-Purelator in Elmira Heights, NY and then IBM until his retirement in 1998. Scott was a member of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church, and was a Lay-Speaker and past Treasurer for the church. Scott enjoyed working on cars, and drag racing at Mom's Drag Racing Track for the Mustang on Mustang races. Scott is survived by his loving wife Nancy; his daughters, Jennifer Parker who lives at home and Karri Stirpe and her family from Elmira, NY; his sister Myrna (Alton) Knudson and family of Green Brier, TN; and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Benjamin M. Parker who died in 1994 and his brother Douglas Parker who died in 1975. Family and friends are welcome to call from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2103 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service to honor Scott's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29 at the funeral home with Rev. James Carr officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of his family in Ashland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Scott's memory in lieu of flowers to the charity of one's own choosing. Star Gazette – November 26, 2013
PARKER Raymond L. Jr.
Age 81 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Wellsburg, NY died on Monday May 27, 2013. Raymond was born August 25, 1931 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Raymond L. and Corrine German Parker. He was a Korean War Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Air Force and was a long-time member of The American Legion Post # 001. Raymond married his wife, Beverly J. Hanmer Parker, on May 19, 1956 and she predeceased him on May 1, 2010 after nearly 54 years of marriage. Mr. Parker was also predeceased by his son Scott Timothy Parker who died on April 5, 2004 and by his daughter-in-law Christina Parker who died on August 23, 2007. Raymond was a retired pressman at Moore Business Forms in Elmira, NY. He was a communicant of Christ Episcopal Church in Wellsburg, NY. Raymond was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who treasured every moment he spent with his family and friends. Raymond is survived by his loving children Suzanne & Robert Kramer of Horseheads, NY, Raymond L. & Joanne Parker III of Lowman, NY, Nancy & Nick Paluszkiewicz of Horseheads, NY, Michael & Sharon Parker of Mufreesboro, TN, Diane & Steve Struble of Houston, Texas, James Parker of Stormsville, NY, and John Parker of Elmira, NY; brother, David Arthur Parker of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Martha Hanmer of Elmira, NY; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Raymond's Gravesite Services in Ashland Cemetery in Wellsburg, NY where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Beverly and his son Scott Timothy at a time to be announced. Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Parker at the time of his interment. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – May 31, 2013
PARKER Raymond L.
Age 81 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Wellsburg, NY died on Monday May 27, 2013. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Raymond's Gravesite Services in Ashland Cemetery in Wellsburg, NY where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Beverly and his son Scott Timothy on Monday July 8, 2013 at 1 PM where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Parker. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – July 5, 2013
PARKER, Scott Timothy
Age 30 of 313 Spring Creek Drive, Horseheads, NY died on Monday April 5, 2004 at Robert Packer Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Scott was born May 8, 1973 in Elmira, NY the son of Raymond L. and Beverly Hanmer Parker Jr. He was a graduate of STC BOCES and Elmira Free Academy. Scott was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Wellsburg, NY. He was an avid WWE Wrestling Fan and loved music and was given an award as the No.# 1 Hep-Cats Fan. He always had a smile on his face and enjoyed life to the fullest endearing himself to all who met him. Scott is survived by his parents Raymond L. and Beverly Hanmer Parker Jr.; his brothers and sisters and their spouses; Suzanne & Robert Kramer of Horseheads, NY; Raymond L. & Parker III of Elmira, NY; Nancy & Nick Paluskiewicz of Horseheads, NY; Michael & Sharon Parker of Murfreesboro, NT; Diane & Steve Struble of Horseheads, NY; James Parker of Stormsville, NY and John Parker of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends including a special aunt Martha Hanmer of Elmira, NY, a special cousin, Mary Harris of Elmira, NY, and a special friend Jim McConnell of Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Thursday April 8, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Scott’s Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday April 9, 2004 at 10 AM with Rev Lee Love officiating. Interment in Ashland Cemetery in Wellsburg, NY
ELERY E. “TOOT” PARRISH, 53, of Sayre, RD1, died Saturday, April 7, 1973 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an illness of two months. He was born in Wheelerville, PA Sept. 20, 1919, the son of the late Harvey and Clara Coats Parrish and had been employed as a mechanic for C. W. Jelleff & Son, Inc. of Bentley Creek. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn; a sister Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Foulkrod of Sayre RD 2; three brothers, Elmer of Forksville RD 2 and Lloyd of Beaver Dams, NY; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home in Wellsburg this Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Neal Backman, pastor of the Chemung United Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Sayre Evening Times.
PARRISH –MILDRED FOULKROD, died on Sunday, June 10, 2001 at home. She was born February 13, 1915 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, a daughter of the late Harvey and Clara (Coates) Parrish. Mildred was the widow of the late Walter Foulkrod. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-=grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Mildred is survived by her daughters, Joyce Trout of Sayre, PA and Sherry (Keith, Sr.) Taber of Sayre, PA; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl (Alberta) Parrish of Sayre, PA; sisters-in-law, Althea Parrish of Beaver Dams, NY; Kate Parrish of Ridgbury, PA and Judy Foulkrod of CA; uncle, Ward Norton of Sayre, PA. In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by brothers, Lloyd, Elmer and Ellery Parrish; sister, Cora Etta Parrish. Friends are invited to call at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 from 12 to 2PM. The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 PM at the funeral home with the Reverend Vince Cooper officiating. Interment will be Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
PARSONS –EDNA PARSONS COLWELL, 100, a long-time Sheshequin resident died Thursday September 18, 1986 at the Bradford County Manor. Born December 8, 1985 in Columbia Cross Roads, she was a daughter of Mahlon and Charlotte Vought Parsons. She was a graduate of the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute of Towanda and taught school in the Wellsburg (N.Y.) area for a brief time. In 1906 she was married to Frank Colwell and in 1922 they moved to the Sheshequin area where they engaged in farming until Mr. Colwell’s death on May 23, 1968. Mrs. Colwell remained a resident in Sheshequin until 1985 where she was a member of the Universalist Church in Sheshequin and the Sheshequin Book Club. She is survived by five daughters; Mrs. Webster (Esther) English of Sun City, AAriz., Mrs. Andrew (Frances) Stark of Susquehanna, Pa., Mrs. Charlene Simons of Sayre, Mrs. Arthur (Winifred) Miller of Ulster, Mrs. Betty Davis of Holcomb, N.Y., a son, Edwin Colwell of Apalachin, N.Y.; 22 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Deaconess Ruth M. Parsons of Elmira, N.Y. Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, N.Y. Family will receive friends this evening 7-9 at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
PECK Virgiline P. Jilson
age 100, of 3689 County Route 60, Lowman, N.Y.,
died peacefully at home with her loving family at her side. Virgiline was
born January 26, 1912 in Lowman, NY daughter of the late Elmer E. and Mollie
(White) Peck. She was a graduate of Southside High School Class of 1930. She
and the late Ralph Jilson were married for 63 years prior to his death.
Virgiline and Ralph operated a large dairy farm in Lowman until 1955 when it
was destroyed by fire. She was also employed as a secretary for many area
businesses, carried mail from Lowman, Wellsburg, Chemung N.Y. and Wilawana, Pa.
Post Offices to meet the train in Waverly, N.Y. She also cooked for the
Children’s Daycare Center sponsored by the Chemung County EOP located at the
Lowman United Methodist Church. Virgiline was a member and the organist
at the Lowman United Methodist Church for over 80 years, member of the Katona
Rebekah Lodge, Wellsburg, N.Y., Holly Rebekah Lodge, Elmira, N.Y., member of
the Elmira Eastern Star Lodge, volunteer for RSVP and was Volunteer Coordinator
for the Chemung County Tourist Booth, Route 17, Chemung, N.Y., she also was
keyboard player for the band “The Elmirians” for 32 years and played piano to
entertain residents in local nursing homes. Survivors include sons, David
Jilson of Freeville, N.Y., Donald (Beverly) Jilson of Lowman; daughters,
Delores (Leonard) Morgan of Elmira, N.Y., Mary (Fred) Daniels of Lowman;
grandchildren, Walter Jilson, Jr. of NC, Regina (Elmer) Yarnell of OH, Heather
(David) Moore of Lowman, Mark (Diana) Jilson of Waverly, N.Y., Chris (Jody)
Jilson of Mooresville, NC, Kirt (Robin) Jilson of Davidson, NC, Laurie (Terry)
Cooper of Valdosta, GA, Matt Jilson of Waverly, N.Y., twenty one
great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren
and great-grandchildren, daughters in law, Lenore Jilson of FL, Shelia Jilson
of Waverly, N.Y. Virgiline was predeceased by her husband Ralph; infant son,
Bradford Jilson; her son, Walter Jilson, Sr.; a brother, VanBuren Peck; and
sister, Viorene Gehrke. Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main
Street, Wellsburg, N.Y. Funeral and committal services will be held at the
conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. with Meredith Tifft Hospice Chaplin
officiating. Interment will be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, N.Y. The
family would like to sincerely thank Elderwoods, Guthrie Healthcare, Sue
Schoffler, Mary Beth, Jen, Mary, Meredith Tifft all of Sountern Tier Hospice ,
Sue Schoffler and Southport Rite Aid for the excellent care and compassion
given to Virgiline. In lieu of flowers memorials are directed to the
Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to the
Lowman United Methodist Church, Lowman, N.Y. 14861. What a triumphant day
as the Lord took our Mother home on Psalm Sunday... Sayre Morning Times – April
PECK William E. Peck
age 82, of County Route 60, Lowman, NY, died at home Monday,
December 27, 2010. Bill was born November 7, 1928 in Elmira, NY, son of the
late VanBuren F. and Ethel (Owen) Peck. He was a graduate of local schools and
served his country in the United States Army. He was married to Sophia (McCue)
Peck. Bill was retired from the New York State Department of Corrections where
he worked at Elmira Correctional Facility, Elmira City School district where he
worked in the Transportation Department and from Brinks Security. He was
dedicated to his family and community. Bill is a Life Member of the Wellsburg
Volunteer Fire Department, member of the Lowman Methodist Church and member of
the Chemung-Waverly Lodge #350 Free and Accepted Masons. Survivors include his
children, Denise A. Peck of Elmira, Darlene A. Bartlett (Carl Milks) of Lowman,
Dana W. Peck of FL and Dennis M. & Debra Peck of Lowman; six grandchildren,
Michelle & Bryan Rinwalske, Jeremy Peck, Sarah & J. B. Stanton, Joshua
Peck, Mollie Peck, Maria Peck; three great-grandchildren, Rachyl, Rinwalske,
Ryan Rinwalske and Hailey Stanton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many
friends. Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday,
December 30, 2010, at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main Street,
Wellsburg, NY. Bill's funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling
hours at 7 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will be in
AshlandCemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Memorials are directed to the Wellsburg
Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 23, Wellsburg, NY 14894. Star Gazette –
December 29, 2010
PECK, ELMER E.
77, of Lowman. Thursday night, Sept 25, 1952. Mr. Peck was superintendent of highways in the Town of Ashland for 20 years. He was a member of Chemung Valley Lodge, 350, F&AM; Victory Lodge 760, IOOF, and Katona Rebekah Lodge, 648. He also was a member and trustee of the Lowman Methodist Church. Survived by son, VanBuren Peck of Lowman; daughters, Mrs. Viorene Gehrke of Horseheads RD, Mrs. Virgiline Jilson of Lowman; brother, Clark Peck of Elmira RD 2; sisters, Mrs. Lucy Bailey and Mrs. Alta Dexter, both of Elmira RD 2; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, where friends may call after 7 tonight and where the funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 pm. The Rev. Ross E. Whetstone and the Rev. L.A. Guiles. Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Masonic Notice: Members and friends of Chemung Valley Lodge 350, F&AM, will meet at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Saturday at 8 pm to conduct services for our late brother, Elmer E. Peck, Signed Robert Clark, (Worthy Master), Leon Wheaton (Secretary). IOOF NOTICE: Officers and members of Victory Lodge IOOF, will meet Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, to conduct the Odd Fellows committal service for our late brother, Elmer E. Peck, Signed L. Paul Rockwell, Noble Grand Charles A.M. Martel, Secretary. Ashland Cemetery.
PETTINGILL Nadine (Pettingill) Smith
age 88 formerly of Wilawana Rd., Elmira, NY, died
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in Pasadena, TX where she had been living with her son.
Nadine was born November 13, 1923 in Conway County, Arkansas, daughter of the
late Arthur & Opal (Clifton) Pettingill. She worked as a civilian secretary
for the US Army at Fort Smith Arkansas. It was during that time she was crowned
Miss North Little Rock USO. Serving as secretary was when she met her late
husband Hovey D. Smith of Elmira. Like many war-time couples they married once
World War II ended. Nadine was a member of the Daughters of the American
Revolution and enjoyed reading, gardening, collecting cook books, trying new
recipes, working jigsaw puzzles and collecting antiques. She loved spending
time with her family who will miss her deeply. Survivors include her daughter,
Donna Kemp of Cadyville, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Guy & Lisa Smith of
Pasadena, TX; former son-in-law, Howard Kemp of Ausable Forks, NY; three
grandchildren, Janine Kemp of Cadyville, NY, Jacqueline Kemp of San Jose, CA,
Kyle & Nicole Smith of Rosharon, TX; two great-grandchildren, Jackson and
Liam Smith both of Rosharon, TX; Josh Turner grandson-in-law of Plattsburgh,
NY; dear friends Hattie & Frank Chapman of Elmira, NY; as well as several
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her loving husband
Hovey D. Smith on February 27, 1999. Family and friends are invited to call
from 2 to 3 PM Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279
Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Nadine's service will be held at the conclusion of
calling hours at 3 PM with Reverend Patrick Holder from the Wellsburg United
Methodist Church officiating. Nadine will be laid to rest next to her husband
in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Donations can be sent to the American Heart
Association , American Diabetes Association , or by planting flowers in your
garden in her memory. Star Gazette – June 21, 2012
PIKE Alfred E.
Age 83, of 18 Retirement Dr., Horseheads, NY, died peacefully Saturday, December 10, 2005, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Alfred was the son of the late Lorenzo Pike and Sarah Gere. Alfred served our country in the United States Navy during WWII as a submarine chaser in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatre. He retired as a boiler operator from NYSEG at the age of 62 yrs. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His family was always his priority. Survivors include his loving wife, Shirley of 38 years; children, John (Gloria) Pike of FL, Susan (Frank) Cox of Horseheads, Thomas (Bonnie) Pike of Elmira, NY, Gary (Tina) Pike of FL, and Dona (Tim) Ingram of FL; grandchildren, Jeff (Crystal) Pike, Jenn (Aaron) Cornish, Bill (Heather) Cox, Jessica (Todd) Swearingen, Jon Ingram, Lori Pike, Suzanne Pike and Christopher Cox; great-grandchildren, Sara, Matt, Jessica, Gabe, Garrett, Kendall and expecting baby Colton; brother, Dick Pike; aunt, Marjorie Hall, several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, December 14, 2005, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Eleanor Haber officiating. Interment will take place in Ashland Cemetery in the spring, at the convenience of the family with full military honors. In lieu of flowers contributions in Alfred's name can be made to the Southern Tier Hospice at 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
PIKE Alfred E. Age 83, of 18 Retirement Dr., Horseheads, NY died December 10, 2005. A graveside service will be held for Alfred on Saturday, May 6, 2006, at 1 p.m. in Ashland Cemetery in Wellsburg, NY, with full military honors.
QUAIL Frederick C. "Freddie"
A longtime resident of our community "finished the race" and passed on peacefully, Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at his home with his loving family by his side two days before his 65th birthday. Born on September 12, 1943 in Elmira, Freddie was the son of Clarence & Beatrice Orme Quail. At an early age he developed a passion for racing and the lifelong friendships that came with the sport. Remembered by many as the Orange # 40 Stock Car at the Chemung Speedrome, Freddie was the High Point Champion in 1974. He was also well known at that time, at Shangri-La Speedway. He was a member of the Tioga Motor Sports Hall of Fame and the Chemung Valley Street Rods. Freddie was employed by Chemung County Solid Waste as a truck driver retiring after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, A loving and supportive family man, he treasured the memories he made with his many friends who held a special place in his kind heart. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion of 34 years, Barbara Dooley Quail, Southport; children, William J. (Kathy Osborne) Quail, Lily, KY; Sheri (Michael) Trombetta, Odessa, NY; Terrie Adams, Omaha, NE; Kathy (Ronald) Shephard, Indian Trail, NC; eleven grandchildren, Patrick and Mathew Trombetta, Colin and Alex Quail, Brandon, Logan, Lynsey, Jenna, Carly, Allison and Regan Shephard; father and step mother, Clarence (Anna) Quail, Elmira; sister-in-law, Kathleen Wertis, Elmira; cousins, nieces, nephews, including Boyd and Lori McDaniel. A special thank you and much appreciation to his caregivers, Dr. Reddy and Debbie Jaynes who gave him the very best of care. He was predeceased by his mother, Beatrice Orme Quail; his sister, Thelma Myers; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Vincent & Sophie Dooley; and a sister-in-law, Beverly (Lyle) McDaniel. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, September 14, 2008 between the hours of 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Monday morning, 10 a.m. with long time family friend, Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Graveside services will follow in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Memorial donations may be directed to the Southport Kiwanis Club to benefit the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church Food Pantry of Pine City, PO Box 158 Pine City, NY 14871 in Freddie's memory, envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/12/2008
BURY WELLSBURG MAN WITH MILITARY HONORS
Wellsburg, N. Y., Jan. 28—(Special)—The remains of John Delos ROBBINS, who died in camp reached Wellsburg Monday night. The funeral will be held Thursday at 3 p. m. at Mountain View cemetery in charge of the Rev. A. T. Doughty, rector of Christ Church. A squad from Company L will be present. Handwritten: 1919
MAHOSKY Mary Katherine Of 250 Church Street, Wellsburg, New York, died Sunday, May 21, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. She was born October 6, 1934 in Williamsport, PA, daughter of the late Richard and Katherine Sechrist Reynolds. Mary and Stanley Mahosky Jr. were married November 19, 1954. She was a devoted homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary's many interests included knitting, crocheting and working in the garden. Survivors include her husband, Stanley Mahosky Jr. of Wellsburg; sons and daughters-in-law, Rex and Peggy Mahosky of Spokane, WA, Keith Mahosky of Minnesota, Kurt Mahosky of Anchorage, Alaska; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Ernest Gibson of Lodi, CA, Darcy Mahosky of Elmira, NY, Beth and Herschel Rhode of Lowman, NY; grandchildren Alicia, Andrew, Rex, Stephanie, Breanna, Kasey, Nikki, Billie, Matt and Dominica; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Karen Reynolds of Portland, OR, Terry and Lulu Reynolds of Millhall, PA, Kenny and Mary Reynolds of Williamsport, PA; and many friends. Her sister, Connie Evans; and brothers, Leroy and Richard Reynolds preceded Mary in death. In keeping with Mary's wishes, services are private and at the convenience of her family. Interment will be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY 14894.
RICHARDS - CARR, Jeanne
Age 86, died on Sunday, September 6, 2009 at Elderwood Health Care at Tioga in Waverly, NY. Jeanne was born November 27, 1922 in Fassett, PA the daughter of William Anderson Jr. and Marion (Raymond) Richards. Her loving husband, John S. Carr, her beloved son, John R. Maynard Sr. and first grandson, John R. Maynard Jr, predeceased her. She is survived by her step-daughter, Joyce Bertozzi of Bethel, CT; grandson, Michael (Kim) Maynard (Corey, Mallorie, Bailey and "Nick") of Elmira, NY; granddaughters, Stacy Maynard (Sean) of Boston, MA; Kelly (Mark) Smith (Abigail, Ethan and Carter) of Elmira, NY; Carrie Maynard (Christopher, Anthony, Ashley, Matthew and Sydney) of Leola, PA; sister, Dorothy (Bill) Hough of Elmira, NY. Many loving and caring friends also survive Jeanne. Jeanne retired from Harding Brothers in Elmira Heights, NY where she performed electrical assembly. She loved shopping, making crafts and her monthly women's club dinners out with the girls. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church in Pine City, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with a Memorial Service following the visitation at 1 PM. Lay Pastor, John P. Knapp will celebrate Jeanne's services. Interment will immediately follow at the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Jeanne's name to Lourdes Hospice 4102 Old Vestal Road Vestal, NY 13850 in her memory.
RINEBOLD –DEBRA L. (RINEBOLD) BRIGGS, age 60 of Horseheads formally from Gillett and Wellsburg passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with her son and loving family by her side. Debbie enjoyed her German Sheppard “BoBo”, spending time with her son, companion Greg, her family and friends. She will be dearly missed. Debbie was born October 15, 1956 in Williamsport, PA daughter of H. Martin “Marty” Rinebold and the late Julia “Julie” (Robinson) Rinebold. She attended of SRU and Southside High Schools. For many years she was employed by LRC Electronics as an assembly technician. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Karen of Sayre, PA, her father Marty Rinebold of Gillett, PA, significant other Greg Evans of Horseheads, siblings, Donna and Larry Samford of Irving, TX, H. Martin Rinebold II of Milan, PA, Pamela and Joseph Rugiero of Elmira, Michael and Sue Rinebold of Gillett, PA, Kandy and Don French of Gillett, PA, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Bruce Briggs on June 16, 2017 and her mother Julie Rinebold on August 6, 2014. Family and friends are invited to call from 12 PM to 1 PM Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Her service will be held at the funeral home following calling hours at 1 PM. Interment will be in Ashland Cemetery. –Roberts Funeral Home obit 9/10/2017
ROBERTS Kenneth N. "Doo Daa" Age 57, of Lowman, NY, died Friday, October 6, 2006, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA, following an injury sustained in May. Kenny was born September 23, 1949 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Stanley K. and Irma L. Shattuck Roberts. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and later served his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Kenny was many things to many people but to us a brother he will always be. Survivors include his two brothers, Kevin R. Roberts of Lincolnton, NC, Ellwyn E. and Susan Roberts of Attica, NY; his sister, LuEllen D. and Lynn Perry of Lowman, NY; several nieces and nephews to whom he was known as Santy Claus. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, October 10, 2006, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. James Carr officiating. Interment with full Military Honors will follow in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY.
ROBERTS Merrill G. "Smokey"
Age 55, of Big Pond, PA, formerly of Wellsburg, NY. On Friday, December 2, 2005, the angels came and carried him home to join his mom after a very courageous 45-year battle with diabetes. He was predeceased by his mother, Beatrice Roberts on Jan. 17, 1997; and his mother-in-law, Anne Burbage on July 4, 2003. He was born August 8, 1950 in Elmira, NY. He enjoyed operating heavy equipment and was always willing to help others in any way the he could. Smokey's other passion was watching NASCAR and Orange County Choppers. Nothing brought him more joy than spending time with "Papa's Princess" Kaytie-Anne. He was a proud member of the Big Pond Lions Club. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Cheri Burbage Roberts of Big Pond, PA; his dedicated father, Gordon Roberts of Wellsburg, NY; his children, Merrill Roberts, Jr. of Wellsburg, NY, Sherri Lyn Roberts of Shelton, CT, Randy Roberts of Wellsburg, NY, Jackie Ames of Mansfield, PA, Chad Ames of Gaffney, SC and Jamie Ames of Bentley Creek, PA; one granddaughter, the apple of his eye, Kaytie-Anne Ames of Bentley Creek, PA; devoted brother and sisters, Fred and Barb Roberts of Wellsburg, NY, Linda and Jerry Patchen of Elmira, NY, Diane and Tom Smith of Bentley Creek, PA, Ginney Lou and Ron Strope of Pine City, NY; brothers-in-law, Simeon and Tara Hughson of Clifton Park, NY, Richard Hughson of Rochester, NY, Andy and Loretta Hughson of Berrytown, PA, Jack and Jeannie Burbage of Big Pond, PA; sister-in-law, Lee and Alan Gaylord of Elmira, NY; very special aunt, Virginia Connelly of Hoseheads, NY; his wonderful friend who was always there for him, Bob Leonard; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. He will be sadly missed and his memory will live on in all who knew him. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, December 5, 2005, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Nettie Treat of Faith Community Church, Big Pond, PA, officiating. Interment will follow in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Memorials are directed to the American Diabetes Assoc., 272 Andrews St., Suite 403, Rochester, NY 14604, or to the Robert Packer Hospital Dialysis Unit, 1 Guthrie Sq., Sayre, PA 18840.
ROBERTS Samuel Edward
Infant son of Randy & Jessica (Johnson) Roberts, died Monday, November 2, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Survivors include his parents, Randy & Jessica Roberts of Elmira; three brothers, Alexander, Cristian and Jacob Roberts all at home; maternal grandparents, Janet & Peter Peckens of Elmira; paternal grandmother, Yvonne Roberts of Elmira; and several aunts and uncles. Samuel was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Merrell Roberts. Family and friends are invited to call from 12 to 1 PM Monday, November 9, 2009 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Samuel's service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 PM. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on November 8, 2009
BRANDY SUE ROBINSON 4-month-old daughter of Claudia and Bryon Robinson, Elmira, Thursday, April 25, 1974. Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. Private funeral and committal service there Monday, the Rev. J. Edward Sale of Lake St. Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/17/1974
ROBINSON Sheila Jo Robinson Tackley
age 60 of Rochester, died Sun. Aug. 25, 2013 at her home following declining health. Born on Aug. 3, 1953 in Elmira, N.Y., Sheila was a daughter of Sheldon and Jeanne Kerrick Robinson. She was married to Joseph Tackley on 1993 and he predeceased her in 2006. Higher education was always important to Sheila. She graduated from Keuka College and Elmira College with a Master’s Degree in Education. Her interests included music, nature, and reading. She excelled as a drummer in the Robinson Square Dance Band for many years. Sheila is survived by her loving family, mother Jeanne Monroe, Troy, Pa.; father, Sheldon (Betty) Robinson, Wellsburg; sisters and brothers Maureen Robinson, Lynchburg, Va.; Jody Robinson, Rochester, Tina (Vern) Robinson, Wellsburg, Jeff Kerrick, Gillett, Pa.; sister-in-law Lynn Robinson, Rochester; nephews Eric and Jonathan Robinson; step-aunt Barbara King. In addition to her husband, Sheila was predeceased by a brother, Todd Kerrick .A private graveside service will take place in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg at her family's convenience. Services handled by Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, Elmira, N.Y. Towanda Daily Review – August 28, 2013
ROBLYER - COVELL, Inez Hannah Roblyer
90, of Martinsburg, WV, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, March 10, 2008, at Elmcroft Care Center. Born August 11, 1917 in Centerville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Grant and Dora Howe Roblyer. In 1939, Inez married Maurice R. Covell. She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teacher's College and received her Master's Degree from SUNY at Geneseo. She was a children's librarian at the Horseheads Free Library and the Elmira Public Library. She and her husband delivered Meals on Wheels for twelve years. She was also a member of the D.A.R. and Women of the Moose. Inez is survived by children, Alan and Sharon Covell of Martinsburg, WV, Dennis and Barbara Covell of Yakima, WA, John and Deborah Kops Covell of Westford, MA, and Donna and Joseph Grossman of Charlottesville, VA. She leaves six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia Morgan of Bainbridge Island, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Sherwood Roblyer. Memorial services will be held on Friday, March 14, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Ed Taylor presiding. Interment will be private in Wellsburg, NY. Family will receive friends on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
ROSE Beverly A., Age 65 of Elmira, NY, on December 18, 1996 in the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Born March 2, 1931, the daughter of the late Rolland & Mildred (Catlin) Rose in Millport, NY, Beverly was a long-time resident of the Watkins Glen area & later in Hornell. She is survived by her daughter, Robin (Frank) Garrido of Valrico, Fl. Grandchildren Tonya Hatfield & Alexis Garrido, also of Fl.; sister, Ruth Adel (Clifton) Soper of Breesport, NY; & brother, LaVern (Charlotte) Rose of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law, Emily Rose of Tampa, Fl. & Betty Rose of Riverview, Fl.; & numerous nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Paul & Floyd Rose. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday from 4-6:00 p.m. Her Funeral & Committal Service will take place there at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 p.m. Interment will be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg at the convenience of the family.- Elmira Star-Gazette.
LAVERN D. ROSE of Elmira, NY, age 82, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning December 31, 2006 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loved ones. Born on April 25, 1924 in Blossburg, PA; Lavern was the son of Rolland & Mildred Catlin Rose. Lavern graduated form Horseheads High School in 1942. He married Charlotte Marie Norris on August 30, 1944. Seldom apart, they have spent 62 wonderful years together. Lavern was a United States Veteran having served two tours of duty in the Navy and was a member of the American Legion Bentley Post # 443. An electrician by trade, Lavern was a member of the Electricians Union Local #139 and #289. In serving the Lord, he was a charter member of the Christian Faith Fellowship Church where he served as a church deacon. Lavern was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. He loved to take his family camping, go hunting with his friends, enjoyed working in his garden in the summer time and tending to his Rose's. He enjoyed being a part of the movie "Twin Sister". His favorite holiday was Christmas time. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Charlotte Marie Norris Rose; their children, Daniel L. Rose, Elmira; Darlene (Gary) Dupree, Horseheads; Jeanette Benjamin, Wellsburg; fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth (Clifton) Soper, Breesport; Robin Gerrido, FL; sisters-in-law, Shirley (Eugene) Woychak, Pine City; Emily Rose, FL and Shirley Rose; nieces, nephews, church and family friends. In addition to his parents, Lavern was predeceased by his sister, Beverly Rose; his brothers, Paul E. Rose and Floyd A. Rose; a sisters-in-law, Gloria Montoyne and Jeannette Matusko; a brother-in-law, Gordon L. Norris. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday January 3, 2007 between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Caywood's on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. with Lavern's pastor and friend the Reverend James Crupi officiating. Graveside services will follow in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Rose. –Elmira Star Gazette
RUFF - BURT
J. Gertrude Age 93 of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday July 31, 2001. Mrs. Burt was born November 17, 1907 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Stuart and Anna Rought Ruff. Gertrude married her husband, Charles A. Burt, who pre-deceased her on October 28, 1993. Mrs. Burt was also pre-deceased by her brother: Pat Ruff and two sisters: Clara Pollak and Helen Wilson. Gertrude was a former employee of J.H. Cohen Ladies Apparel in Horseheads for several years. She had been a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Horseheads and taught Sunday School for many years. Mrs. Burt volunteered over 1,000 Hours of service at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira during World War II. Gertrude served on Elections Board for the Village of Horseheads for several years. Mrs. Burt was a founding member of The Chemung County Association of Retarded Citizens and was a member of The Mother's Club. Gertrude is survived by her son: Charles A. Burt 2nd of Wellsburg, NY; daughters and sons-in-law: Lucille & James Theopheles of Horseheads, NY, Lois May & Richard Barton of Horseheads, NY, and Donna Lee Burt of Leesburg, Florida; eight granddaughters including Patti Lynn (Mrs. Robert) Turner of Horseheads, NY and Marco Jo (Mrs. Duane) Matejka of Buckingham, PA; eleven great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Marian Burt of Pine City, NY; several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated on Saturday August 18, 2001 at 11 AM in St. John's Episcopal Church 203 W. 13th St. Elmira Heights, NY. The Rev. Lee Love will be The Celebrant. Interment in Ashland Cemetery in Wellsburg, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Burt through memorials to The Chemung County Association of Retarded Citizens Foundation 711 Sullivan St. Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements by Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY.
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