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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.
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Canfield Cemetery Obituaries
RAYMOND G. ABER
Raymond G. Aber, 77, of Van Etten, NY died February 28, 1990 very suddenly at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born February 26, 1913 in Fassett, PA. He was a retired foreman with the NYS Highway Department and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Spencer. Among his survivors are his wife and two step-children; sisters, Beatrice McCue of Elmira, Esther Strock of Pine City and Louise Gardiner of Newport, WA; brothers, Judd Aber of Columbia Cross Roads, PA and George of Henrietta, NY; nieces and nephews. Services were held in Spencer, NY on March 3 with interment to be in Canfield Cemetery, Van Etten. (TGR, Thursday, March 8, 1990)
BANFIELD Vivian B. Marchase
age 91, of Heath, OH, formerly of Van Etten, NY, died peacefully September 7, 2013 at the Inn at Chapel Grove in Heath, OH. She was born August 31, 1922 in Van Etten, NY, to the late Victor J. and Marion (Vose) Banfield. Vivian graduated from Van Etten High School and had worked 35 years at the Van Etten Post Office, retiring as Postmaster. She was a member of the Van Etten United Methodist Church. She is survived by three children, Dr. Richard Banfield (Gail) Marchase of Birmingham, AL, Dr. Patricia Marchase (Matthew) Mauro of Chapel Hill, NC, Deborah Lynne (Thomas) Harvey of Granville, OH; eight grandchildren, Thomas Harvey of Westerville, Kevin Harvey of Granville, Therese Harvey Bear of Newark, Timothy Harvey of Westerville, Dr. Lauren Mauro Kochan of Washington D.C., Dr. David Mauro of Charlottesville, VA, Dr. Nicholas Marchase of Long Island, NY, Allison Marchase of Birmingham, AL; and two great-grandsons, Macrae Harvey of Westerville OH and Nicholas Kochan of Washington D.C. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Marchase; and brother, George Raymond Banfield. Vivian was born in Van Etten, met her husband Nicholas at the school where she worked as a secretary when he was hired as a teacher. He became the superintendent of the Van Etten School and later the Spencer-Van Etten School District. Their life revolved around the school and its activities. Vivian and Nicholas retired to West Melbourne, FL in the 70's but kept a summer home on Keuka Lake in upstate New York. She has lived for three years near her daughter in Ohio. Vivian enjoyed bridge, playing the piano, her outings with the WD40 Club in Van Etten, the Red Hat Society, numerous trips with the Senior Citizen Club, her many years with the Eastern Stars, but most of all the company of her family and hometown Van Etten friends. The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Vivian will be laid to rest in Canfield Cemetery in Van Etten. A memorial service will be held there at a later date. Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Marchase family. Memorial contributions may be made to The Nicholas and Vivian Marchase Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Spencer-Van Etten High School; Attn: Debbie Frisbie, Guidance, P.O. Box 307, Spencer, NY 14883. Star Gazette – September 15, 2013
Frederick H. Age 61, of Van Etten, died Sunday, January 15, 2006, at his home. He was born on August 19, 1944 in Freeport, Long Island, NY. He worked at Cornell University until he became disabled. Fred is survived by his mother, Eleanor O. Brown, Van Etten; three brothers, Roger W. (Cheryl) Brown, Jr., Van Etten, Charles G. (Bernice) Brown, Spencer, Carl J. (Lorraine) Brown, Sebastian, FL; sister, Cora Marie (Joseph) Amentler, Chemung; sister-in-law, Kathy Brown, Sebastian, FL; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Roger W. Brown, Sr.; and brother, Daniel H. Brown. There will be no calling hours nor funeral service. Inurnment will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. Arrangements are with the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer.
Roger Warren, Sr. Age 76, Van Etten, died Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Roger was a disabled World War II veteran. He was a life member of both the Ithaca VFW Post #961 and the Candor American Legion Post #907. Roger is survived by his wife, Eleanor Oakley Brown; 5 sons and daughter and their spouses: Roger W. (Cheryl) Brown, Jr., and Frederick H. Brown, both of Van Etten; Charles G. (Berniece) Brown, Spencer; Daniel H. (Kathy) Brown and Carl J. (Lorraine) Brown, both of Sebastian, FL; Cora Marie (Joseph) Amentler, Chemung; 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, a great great grandchild; sister, Botty (Don) Gee, Delhi; 2 brothers: David (Rosalee) Brown, Florida, and Gordon (Pat) Brown, Plattsburg. There will be no calling hours. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, October 6, 2001 at Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY at 10:00 AM. A reception will follow at the Van Etten VFW Post #8139. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to: VFW Post #961, 423 W. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, to the American Legion Post #907, 90 Spencer Road, Candor, NY 13743 or to the VFW Post #8139, PO Box 9, Van Etten, NY 14889. Allen-Manzer Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
CAMPBELL Dennis "Zeek"
Age 61, of VanEtten, died Friday, September 18, 2009, at home. He was born in Montour Falls, NY, June 14, 1948, the son of the late Robert Stanley Campbell and Velma Louise Clark. He was predeceased by brother, Stanley Campbell. Dennis is survived by his siblings, Donald (Mary) Campbell, Alpine, Joyce Collins, Montour Falls, Shirley (Clarence) Beach, Newfield, Carl (Susan) Campbell, Johnson City, TN, George (Carol) Campbell, Waverly, Mike (Carol) Campbell, Newfield, Rita (Dan) Magurno, Poughkeepsie; nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday, September 22, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, NY. Funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. with Rev. Fred Moddaugh officiating. Inurnment will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, VanEtten, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on September 21, 2009
COLLIER Benjamin Franklin Collier
90, Van Etten, died on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Beechtree Health Care Center in Ithaca, NY. He was born in Jasper, FL on July 14, 1923 the son of Jessie Lake and Angelina (Sapp) Collier. He was predeceased by three sisters; a nephew; and granddaughter, Casey. Ben is survived by his wife of 69 years, Elizabeth V. (Van De Bogart) Collier; daughter, Cheryl L. (Roger) Brown, Van Etten; brother, Alton Collier, Perry, FL; grandchildren, Tamara (Roger) Williams, Wellsburg, NY, Timothy (Tami) Overly, Van Etten, Toby (Jodi) Overly, Auburn, WA, Rebecca (Jay) Symonds, Sherburne, NY, Eric and Sonnett Brown; five great-grandchildren, Travis, Austin, Katy (Tim) Overly, Max (Toby) Overly, Rachelle (Tamara) Williams; several nieces and nephews. Ben was a pilot in the US Navy during WWII. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, 5 air medals, and several citations. He was stationed on the USS Enterprise and the USS Lexington. Following his discharge from the service, Ben became a meat cutter in Elmira, NY. In 1950, he moved to California and worked for Rohr Aircraft Corp. He returned to Van Etten in 1967, buying the Red and White grocery store, which became Ben's Food Mart. He retired 20 years later. Ben was a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Chuta Vista, CA where he was voted Key Man on May 9, 1959. Ben was a founding member of Van Etten - Spencer VFW Post #8139. A graveside inurnment service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Canfield Memorial Cemetery in Van Etten, NY where Military Honors will be accorded. Memorials may be directed to Van Etten - Spencer VFW Post #8139, Van Etten, NY 14889. Arrangements are with Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY 14883. Star Gazette – October 29, 2013
DIMON Jeffrey Brent Dimon
son of Dr. Allan and (the late) Lila Aho Dimon, died on June 30, 2012. Jeff, age 68, was born at the Tioga General Hospital, in Waverly, N.Y., on March 18, 1944 and graduated from Waverly High School in 1962. His love of preparing meals led him to Buffalo, N.Y., to work in food service, where he met and married Carol Grabenstatter. Moving to Phoenix, Ariz., in the 1980’s gave him the opportunity to complete an Associate’s degree from Rio Salado College in chemical abuse counseling. He was employed first by the state of Arizona and then by the city of Phoenix as a case manager until his retirement in 2006. Jeff was a very caring, compassionate individual, who was beloved by many. His sense of volunteerism was unending, as he was a leader for the developmentally disabled boy scouts, made holiday meals for the homeless, planned and catered many weddings, plus countless acts of giving to those less fortunate. Upon retirement, Jeff returned to Lockport, N.Y., to be near his family. His love of camping and preparing extended family dinners are wonderful memories shared by his son, Bryan (with wife, Judy); daughter, Lora (with husband, Scott) Schramm; grandson, Charles Schramm, and his former wife, Carol Dimon. Besides those listed above, he is survived by his father; brother, Craig (with wife, Sharon) Dimon of Monroeville, Pa.; sister, Linda Dimon of Athens, Pa.; nephew, Justin Peters (and wife, Leah) of Pine City, N.Y.; nieces, Shawna (and husband, T.J.) Joos of Pittsburg, Pa., and Lindsay (and husband, Josh) Miller of Cranberry Township, Pa.; two great nieces, Eltranaea and Xabrianna Peters; as well as special family friend, Sharon Schultz of Milan, Pa. Burial will be held in the Canfield Cemetery in Van Etten, N.Y. Sayre Morning Times – July 6, 2012
DONIGAN Sarah Shabazian
age 82 of Waverly, N.Y. died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. She was survived by her husband, John Shabazian. Sarah the daughter of Vartan and Hazig Melkonian Donigian was born May 1, 1928 in New York City. After 23 years she moved in Massachusetts and started to work for Harvard University as a secretary. Of interest is the fact that John Shabazian and Sarah Donigian were married on Dec. 2, 1951 in Holy Cross Armenian Church, New York City. After years of coexistence the couple’s marriage was dissolved. John went his way and began to visit and to live in different states of the USA. In the year 1987, when he was 62 years old, John contacted Sarah Donigian about sending her some family photos which he found in one of his old boxes. After their conversation John understood that Sarah had never remarried, and it touched his heart. Shortly thereafter, John Shabazian and Sarah Donigian rekindled their romance which led to their marriage on Oct. 8, 1987 (John's birthday) they were very happy for many years. They do not have any children. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Sarah’s life will follow the visitation with Rev. Daniel Karadjian honoring her memory at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Canfield Cemetery, Van Etten, New York at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the memorial contributions can be sent to: St. Gregory Armenian Church, 12 Corbett Ave. Binghamton, New York, 13903. Sayre Morning Times March 16, 2011
ERICKSON - LYNCH, Marjorie R.
89, Van Etten, NY, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, surrounded by her loving family at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born in Elmira, NY, January 9, 1920, the daughter of Charles and Ella (VanGaesbeck) Erickson. Marjorie is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Judith and William Shafer, Van Etten; grandchildren, Tracy and Jack Andrews, Lebanon, TN, Wayne Shafer and Bob Gates, Ithaca; two great-grandchildren, Heather and Dustin Esposito, Jennifer Wheaton and Stephen Gray, all of Jacksonville, NC; three step-great-grandchildren, Michael and Scott of NC and Tiffany of FL; four great-great-grandsons; stepbrother, Gene Redmond, Rochester, NY; and special friend, Hubert Thornton of Texas; many cousins. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 27, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at the Van Etten Community United Methodist Church with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating. Inurnment will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Community United Methodist Church, Van Etten, NY 14889. Arrangements are with Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/25/2009
ESTRO Mary Estro Lipka
89, of Owego, died Tuesday September 4, 2012 at Binghamton General Hospital. She resided at Bridgewater Nursing Home of Binghamton. She is survived by daughter, Gail Sauter of Owego; son, Robin Schlueter, formerly of Owego now residing at Bridgewater Nursing Home at Binghamton; granddaughters, Denise Sauter of Owego, Joyce and Bill Pratt of Palm Harbor, FL; two great grandchildren, Richard and Desarae Pratt of Palm Harbor, FL; sister-in-law, Jean Estro; several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by parents, Lewis and Ida Estro, three brothers, three sisters and late husbands, Vincent Sarli, Martin Schlueter and Leopold Lipka. She was a member of Ladies Auxilary VFW, Moose Club and American Legion. Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer with Rev. William A. Moorby officiating. Friends may call from 1 to 2:30 p.m. before the service. Interment is in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. Star Gazette – September 7, 2012
ESTRO Paul Estro
age 80, of Spencer, NY, died Friday, July 8, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jean (Maltese); children, Donna (Brad) Russell, Debbie Alve (Jim Metz) of Danby, and Paul Jay Estro of Halsey Valley; 5 grandchildren, Linda Russell (Bob Newhart) of Newfield, Maria Russell (Donald Koski) of Spencer, Bill Russell (Kristyn Lingenfelter) of Groton, Jesse Russell (Samantha McDaniels) of Spencer, and Hilary (Shane) Schilling of Spencer; and 9 great-grandchildren, Kyle and Kayla Newhart, Tyler and Michael Koski, Alex, Zoe, Ki, and Shyla Schilling and Danielle Alve. Paul is also survived by his sister, Mary Lipka of Owego and several nieces and nephews. Paul was a self-employed contractor on Long Island before moving to Spencer where he worked for the Spencer Van-Etten School District for 27 years in maintenance. He was also an exempt member of the Spencer Fire Department. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Ida and Luigi; his brothers, Al and Louie; and sisters, Connie, Rose, and Millie; and his grandchildren, Carl and Jamie Alve. The family will receive friends and relatives on Tuesday, July 12th, at 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at the Canfield Memorial Cemetery in Van Etten following the 3:00 p.m. service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Spencer Ambulance Squad, 47 W. Tioga Street, Spencer, NY, 14883 or North Spencer Christian Academy, 721 Ithaca Rd, Spencer, NY 14883. Star Gazette – July 11, 2011
Age 64 formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday September 19, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Carol was born June 17, 1946 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Howard E. and Grace C. Burlingame Garrison. She was an employee for Capabilities in Elmira, NY for several years. Carol was pre-deceased by her parents and her step-father Edward L. Rumsey and by her sister Charlotte G. Garrison. Carol is survived by her brother and sister-in-law: Frank & Annette Garrison of Horseheads, NY; sisters: Michele Ellis of Elmira, NY and Sarah Williams of Endicott, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including her extended family on the 3rd Floor Skilled Nursing Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Carol's Funeral Services on Thursday September 23, 2010 at 1 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Carol will be laid to rest next to her mother and step-father in Canfield Cemetery in Van Etten, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 21, 2010
GRANGER Richard K.
Age 76 of Van Etten died peacefully into his heavenly home on August 30, 2010. He was the son of Robert and Sarah Granger. He is survived by his wife, Kathaleen Granger, two daughters and son-in-laws, Diane Krick (Gordon) of Andes, NY, Katherine Wilbur (Timothy) of Downsville, NY, and brother, Ronald of New Tripoli, PA. He is also survived by grandchildren, Kathryn Krick, Jason and Benjamin Wilbur, as well as nieces and nephews. After graduating from Owego Free Academy High School, Richard enlisted in the United States Air Force where he performed in the Air Force Band. He received his Bachelor's degree from SUNY Fredonia and his Master's degree from Ithaca College. Mr. Granger taught music and was a band director in the Spencer-Van Etten Central School District for 29 years. He was an oboist in the Elmira Symphony for many years. He was a member of the Spencer Federated Church where he directed the choir for many years. There will be a private interment service at Canfield Cemetery in Van Etten. The memorial service will be at the Spencer Federated Church on Tuesday, September 7, at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Van Etten Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 2, 2010
GREEN Evert O.
80, Lockwood, died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born in Montclair, NJ on August 20, 1930, the son of Evert E.R. and Olga (Urpinen) Green. Evert retired in 1993 after 42 1/2 years with Corning Glass Works. Evert is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley (Ford) Green; son, Barry (Marilyn) Green, Glendive, MT; daughter, Sheila Green and Sally Latham, Lockwood; four grandchildren, Crystal (Pete) Zwicke, Lisa, Darren and Heather Green; two great-grandchildren, Brock and Vanessa Zwicke. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, NY. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. before the service. Interment will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. Star Gazette – April 12, 2011
JANKOWSKI - Peter P. Jankowski, age 63 of Van Etten, NY, January 19, 1981 at the Tioga Nursing Home, Waverly, NY. Friends may call at the Arnold Funeral Home, Clark Av., Van Etten, NY Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 9:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, Main St., Van Etten with Fr. Robert J. Downs officiating. Interment Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. In lieu of flowers family request donations may be made to either Van Etten Volunteer Fire Co., or Spencer Emergency Squad in his memory. Survived by sons, Robert of Ithaca, NY, Peter Jr. of Van Etten, NY; daughter, Patricia Luoma of Van Etten, Mary Lou Riker and Theresa McDaniels, both of Spencer, NY; brother, Steven Jankowski of Elmira; sisters, Helen Walkowiak, Rosalie Telech, Cecelia Resavage and Agnes Jankowski, all of Elmira; several aunts, uncles and cousins and seven grandchildren. He was a well-known musician and former printer-publisher of the Spencer Needle and Chemung Valley Reporter for many years. Star Gazette [Elmira, NY] 20 January 1981
JOSLYN Clara Brown
89, Van Etten, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born in Van Etten, NY October 16, 1923 the daughter of Albert and Leona (McCann) Joslyn. She was predeceased by son, Bernard Addison Brown; three sisters, Lillian Schuyler, Anna Shadduck, and Margaret Bensley. Clara is survived by her husband of 72 years, Addison J. Brown; two daughters, Lorraine (Carle) Brown and Cheryl Stark; daughter-in-law, Connie Noble; eight grandchildren, Darlene (Jack) Broadus, Darryl Brown, Annette Cook, Marcy (Paul) Cody, Nicole Alve, Candice (Casey) Golden, Michael Stark, Matthew Stark; several great and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Simonds; nieces and nephews. Clara was a member of Van Etten Community Methodist Church, Van Etten Senior Citizens, and Van Etten Fire Department Auxiliary. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013, at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY. Funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. with Rev. Beverly Davenport officiating. Spring interment will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790. Star Gazette - March 6, 2013
MACK, Miss Elizabeth Ann (Betty) 17, of 121 Main St., Van Etten, died Monday morning, Nov. 22, 1971 at Sloan – Kettering Institute at New York City Memorial Hospital in Manhattan following a lingering illness. Born in Patterson, N.J., Aug. 12, 1954, the daughter of William and Marian Small Mack, she had resided in Van Etten since she was two weeks old having moved there with her parents, her father being the shop teacher at Spencer-Van Etten school until she was taken ill. Betty attended Spencer-Van Etten school until she was taken ill. She was an avid horsewoman having owned seven horses. She had won many awards and ribbons in horseback riding and had taken lessons in English riding at Cornell University. Surviving besides her parents are a brother, William Mack III; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. William Mack, Sr., of Port Chester, N.Y.; her maternal grandfather, Herbert Small of White Stone, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at the Arnold Funeral Home in Van Etten Wednesday at 1 p.m. Rev. Edward Linebaugh of Miracle Ranch, Spring Creek, Pa. and Rev. Robert Johnson, pastor of the Community United Methodist Church, Van Etten will officiate. Burial will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten. There will be no calling hours.
MALLEN William John
Age 59, Van Etten, died Saturday, January 26, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, on February 5, 1948. Bill worked since 1982 as superintendent of construction for OGS of Syracuse, NY. Bill was a loving husband of Bonnie Donahue Mallen. He was a loving father to Chris (Paige) Mallen, Baldwinsville, and Joann Mallen (Matt) Fuller, Liverpool. He is also survived by grandchildren, William Mallen, Christian and Claudia Fuller; father, William L. Mallen, Morresville, NC; mother, Dorothy Ryan Jouanneau, Van Etten; brothers, Bobby and Jeff Mallen, Spencer. He was predeceased by his brother, Howard Mallen. A Memorial Service will be Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. before the service. Inurnment will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Erin Fire Department, Route 223, Erin, NY 14838. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/28/2008.
MUMME Katherine A. O'Hare
77, died on September 28, 2011 at Elderwood at Tioga in Waverly, NY. She was born on September 15, 1934 the daughter of the late August and Kate (Anke) Mumme. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick O'Hare; sister, Inga Ackley; and brother, Harold Mumme. She is survived by her three daughters, Debora (Ralph) Kelsey, Endicott, Cynthia (Ronald) Brashear, Spencer, Christine (Christopher) Pelto, Vestal; one son, Michael (Tammy) O'Hare, Van Etten; two sisters, Helen Berggren and Carol Shultz; 13 grandchildren, Ryan, Erin and Eric Kelsey, Nichole Wendt, Dustin Jenney, Adam, Samantha and Alex Pelto, Jessica, Ashley, Connor and Logan O'Hare, Ross Price; 4 great-grandchildren, Emma Kelsey, Austin and Gavin Jenney, Mason Wendt. Katherine worked as a secretary for the Spencer-Van Etten School District for many years. She enjoyed playing cards and was a member of the Lioness Club. Memorial Services will be held at Richards Funeral Home, 3670 Waverly Rd, Owego, NY 13827 on Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Kelsey officiating. Burial will be in Canfield Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at Richards Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Star Gazette – September 29, 2011
NIEMI Jared B.
Age 16, Van Etten, died Monday, August 20, 2001 in an automobile accident in the town of Spencer. He was born in Sayre, PA on February 18, 1985. Jared is survived by his father, Jack Niemi, Van Etten; his mother and her husband: Darla J. and Francis Robinson, Waverly; brother, Joshua Niemi, USMC, Ft. Leonardwood, MO; sister, Kristi Niemi, Van Etten; maternal grandmother, Ella Crockett, Waverly; great grandmother, Hazel Fields, Freeville; great grandparents: Glenn and Esther Houghtalen, Lockwood; aunts and uncles: Marilyn Sundquist, Oswego; Ida Medel, Germany; Loretta Maxson, Barton; Boyd Niemi, Norwich; Vincent Leonard, South Corning; many cousins; close friend, Diane Hays, Trumansburg; godmother, Barbara Bensley, Waverly. Jared was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, James Crockett; 2 uncles: James and Glenn Crockett; and fraternal grandparents: Arvo and Janie Niemi. Jared was a member of the Faith Bible Chapel in Spencer and involved with Awana. He was very active in the Spencer-Van Etten High School being a member of the Senior Band, Wrestling, and Football. Jared was an avid computer buff. Calling hours will be Thursday, August 23rd from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. The funeral service will be Friday, August 24th at 11 AM at Faith Bible Chapel, 72 West Tioga Street (route 34) in Spencer with Rev. Clarence Windnagle and Rev. Edwin Reichman officiating. Interment will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. Contributions in Jared's memory may be directed to Spencer-Van Etten Booster Club, P.O. Box 307, Spencer, NY 14883.
OAKLEY Eleanor O. Brown
92, died Monday, October 11, 2010 at home. She was born on June 30, 1918 in Rockville Center, Long Island, NY, the daughter of Joseph Judson and Cora (Hayes) Oakley. She is survived by three sons, Roger W. (Cheryl) Brown, Jr., Van Etten, Charles G. (Bernice) Brown, Spencer, Carl J. (Lorraine) Brown, Sebastian, FL; a daughter, Cora Marie (Joseph) Amentler, Chemung; daughter-in-law, Kathy Brown, Sebastian, FL; 14 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great granchildren. Eleanor was predeceased by husband, Roger Warren Brown, Sr. and two sons, Frederick H. Brown and Daniel H. Brown. She was a member of the auxiliary of Van Etten-Spencer VFW Post #8139, the Auxiliary of Candor American Legion Post #907, and Disabled American Veterans at Horseheads. An inurnment will be at Canfield Memorial Cemetery in Van Etten, NY with a graveside memorial service on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to VFW Post #8139, Van Etten, NY 14889 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 13, 2010
PETERSON James A.
93, Van Etten, died Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey, July 17, 1914, the son of the late Edward and Anna (Rousset) Peterson. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters. James is survived by his wife, Sophie (Prokopczyk) Peterson; three daughters and son, Judith (Stanley) Mazur, Middletown, NY, James (Marilyn) Peterson, Plymouth, MA, Jane (Marvin) Zepkowski, Monroe, NC, Irene (Joseph) St. Angelo, Van Etten; grandchildren, Joseph St. Angelo, Michael (Kelly) St. Angelo, Heather (Christopher) Galloway, Kim (Robert) McManus, Melissa (Kevin) Eppelson, Eric Peterson; great-grandchildren, Anthony St. Angelo, Alysha St. Angelo, Kalee Eppelson, Kendall Eppelson, Jack Galloway, Ella Galloway, Kate McManus; nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Saturday, October 20, 2007, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY. The Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Van Etten with Rev. William A. Moorby officiating. Interment is in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.
POST Anthony Franklin Age 20, formerly of Van Etten, NY, died at his home in Montrose, MI on March 28, 2006. Anthony was born in Elmira on May 19, 1985. He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Renee Post, Van Etten; sisters and brothers, Jenna (Aaron) Wallace, Andrea English, David English, Linni, Che, all of Van Etten; three brothers, Steven and Sonny Roberts and James Elliott; daughter, Hannah Post and her mother Erin Provost, Montrose, MI; grandmother, Beverly Crosby, Van Etten; aunts and uncle, Jo and Brenda Crosby, Van Etten and Paulett Buckley, Sayre, PA; and several cousins. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jeffrey Romig officiating at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, NY. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service. Interment will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY.
PROKOPCZYK - PETERSON, Sophie (Prokopczyk)
Age 85, of Van Etten, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at her home. She was born in Paterson, NJ, on June 29, 1923 the daughter of the late Samuel (Annie (Dudek) Prokopczyk. She was predeceased by her husband, James Peterson and her brothers and sister. Sophie is survived by three daughters and a son, Judith (Stanley) Mazur, Middletown, NY, James (Marilyn) Peterson, Plymouth, MA, Jane (late Marvin) Zepkowski, Monroe, NC, Irene (Joseph) St. Angelo, Van Etten, NY; grandchildren, Joseph St. Angelo, Michael (Kelly) St. Angelo, Heather (Christopher) Galloway, Kim (Robert) McManus, Melissa (Kevin) Epperson, Eric Peterson; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Wednesday, October 15, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. followed immediately by a service at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY, officiated by Pastor Doug Brock. Interment is in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Van Etten Fire Dept. (EMS), Van Etten, NY; or Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/14/2008
ROSECRANS Ida Mary Daniels
92, of Van Etten, NY, went home to be with her Lord on December 16, 2011 at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Auburn, NY April 22, 1919, daughter of the late Emery and Anna (Chilcoat) Rosecrans. Her husband, Norval A. Daniels, died in 1966. She loved the Lord and His Word and had a servant's heart. She will be remembered by many as Sunday School teacher, school cafeteria aide, member of VFW auxiliary, and Van Etten Senior Citizens. She loved caring for the family. She was a faithful prayer warrior. Her sweet smile will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was predeceased by three brothers, Kenneth, Fred, and Judson; and sister, Letna; and two grandchildren, Amy and Matthew. She is survived by four children, Clark (Shirley) Daniels, Sylvan Lake, AB, Canada, Marlea (Frank) Pfeifer, Little Rock, AR, Dawn (Edward) Baumeister, Dalton, PA, and LaVerne (Carol) Daniels, Van Etten, NY; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer on Monday, December 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be at Faith Bible Chapel in Spencer on Tuesday, December 20, at 1 p.m. with calling hours from 11 a.m. to time of service. The graveside service will follow at Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. Star Gazette – December 19, 2011
RUMSEY Rev. David P. 69 of Van Etten, NY, died on Friday, September 28, 2001. He was born in the Town of Barton, NY the son of the late Ernest and Evelyn Hook Rumsey on February 9, 1932. He married Karen Warrington Rumsey, who survived him, in 1969. He is also survived by his sister, Virginia Jensen of Hector and many nieces and nephews. He was an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Bakers Mills, NY for the past 43 years. He pastored the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Warrensburg from October 1974 to December 1982. He worked many years as a custodian in the Warrensburg School and at several dining halls at Cornell University. David and Karen moved to his hometown of Van Etten in July of 1988. David was a reader and collector of stamps and antiques. There are many, many friends that will dearly miss this intelligent man. Funeral service will be on Sunday, September 30th from the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer at 3 PM. Calling hours will be from 2 to 3 PM before the service. Interment will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to: Pentecostal Holiness Association, C/O Rev. Ronald Allen, 676 Goodman Road, Johnsburg, NY 12843.
RUMSEY Edward L. Age 88 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday September 25, 2006. He was born in Van Etten, NY on April 5, 1918. Mr. Rumsey loved his family and cherished the times spent with them especially with his dog Rocky. He is survived by his son & daughter-in-law: Franklin & Annette Garrison of Horseheads, NY; daughters: Michele Ellis, Carol Garrison, and Sarah Williams; grandchildren: Jobby Garrison, Jason and Hope Garrison, Charlie and Kim Garrison, Weston Campbell, and Katrina Campbell; eleven great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday September 28, 2006 from 1-2 PM. Mr. Rumsey's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment in Canfield Cemetery in Van Etten, NY.
SALMELA Veikko D., Sr.
Age 36, of Van Etten, died Tuesday, August 28, 2007. He was born in Waverly, NY, August 13, 1971. He is survived by his wife, Katrina (Cornett) Salmela; two sons, Veikko D. Salmela, Jr. and Vincent Salmela; parents, Donald and Donna (Lindblad) Salmela, all of Van Etten; two sisters, Dawn (Tracy) Updyke, Spencer, Deanna (Richard) Ellis, Ithaca; nieces and nephews, Zachary and Elizabeth Updyke, Kyle and Katie Ellis; uncles, aunts, cousins; close friends, Christina Richards and children. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 1, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the Van Etten Community United Methodist Church with Rev. Darlene Fish officiating. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service. Inurnment will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. Arrangements are with Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/30/2007.
In Loving Memory of SALTUS, Earl
Of Van Etten, NY, On August 26, 1918, Joseph and Alva Saltus were blessed with a son, Earl Raymond Saltus. After almost 90 years, on June 12, 2008, at home surrounded by loved ones, Earl left this earth to be with our Lord. While here, his passion for learning and appreciation for life was apparent in all that he did. Many of us that knew him had no idea of his many talents. Starting as a boy, it began as he sat alongside his mother making quilts. This instilled in him the knowledge of quality handcrafted items. He went on to use this knowledge in woodworking, boat making, engraving, jewelry making, taxidermy work, and oil painting. He worked for Bradley Farms until his graduation from South Side High in 1937, and then went to Sodus Point, NY, and found work at Jackson Perkins Rose Gardens. These jobs prompted him to later build and run a greenhouse of his own. Returning to Elmira, Earl married (1940) Beatrice Russell and had two children, Jayne and Ronnie. He worked for Remington Rand (1939-1961) with a three-year interruption for WWII. From 1943-1946, Earl was in the Army and worked in Air Intelligent in Washington, DC, in the Pentagon. There he did research and wrote manuals on captured Japanese aircraft. He also received a pilots license in 1951. In 1957, Earl married Dorothy Strong/Flood (deceased 1996), and she had two children, Sandra and Maylon Flood. They bought a farm, moved to Van Etten, NY, built a house, and he began a career in barbering. He worked from 1966-1980 at Cornell University. Earl liked traveling and new adventures, so he learned to scuba dive, went treasure hunting, panned for gold, and enjoyed photography, hunting and fishing. He went to the Horseheads Post Office, becoming a rural carrier (1972-1985). To him, retirement was just more time to pursue new things, and that is just what he did. Earl and his new bride, Mildred Kirton purchased a place in Hobe Sound, FL, to winter when they married in 1997. This was the place Earl always referred to as Paradise! Earl is survived by his loving wife, Mildred Saltus, Van Etten, NY/Hobe Sound, FL; children, Jayne (Martin) Bernhardt, Clifton, NJ, and Ronald (Kaye) Saltus, Cross Plains, TX; stepchildren, Sandra (Tom) Holleran, Las Vegas, NV, Maylon Flood, Newfield, NY, Roger Kirton, Elmira, NY, Kristine Grosso, Fayettville, NY, and James (Nancy) Kirton, Bowling Green, KY; grandchildren, Randy (Carolyn) Bernhardt, Gary (Jennie) Bernhardt, Mary Heller, Art (Kim) Saltus, Andy (Christi) Saltus, Jessica Milford, Jaclyn and JoAnna Grosso, Ashley, Amanda and Brett Kirton; many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Eileen (Al) Jennings, Pine City, NY, Lucille Sayles, Pine City, NY; brother, Donald Saltus, Elmira, NY; many nieces and nephews. Many thanks to Earl's loving caregivers and Southern Tier Hospice. Calling hours will be Sunday, June 13, 2008, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY. Funeral at 3:00 p.m. with committal following at Canfield Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Tier Hospice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/14/2008.
SHABAZIAN John Shabazian
Age 86, of Waverly, New York died on Saturday, May 19, 2012, Bath VA in Bath, New York. A time of gathering with family and friends will be 1:30 P.M., Friday, May 25, 2012, at Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, New York. The celebration of John’s life will be with the Father Daniel Kavadjian honoring his memory. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity. (Date of Death: October 19, 2012
Birth Date: October 08, 1925 Birth Place: New York City, New York) Funeral home obituary – May 24, 2012
TOMPKINS Benjamin T.
Age 88, of Van Etten, died Monday, March 3, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born in Southport, NC, on October 3, 1919, the son of the late Otto William Tompkins and Leola Peadrick. He was predeceased by his wife, Minnie Alice (Neuls) Tompkins. He is survived by two sons, Thomas (Barbara) Tompkins, Lancaster, PA, and Robert Tompkins, Van Etten; three daughters, Dorothy Witt, Mary (James) Walker; and Ruth Reis-Palatiere, all of Orlando, FL; 11 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ben served with the Merchant Marines in World War II. He retired from Odessa-Montour Central School maintenance department. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 9, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. before the service. Interment will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/5/2008.
TUURI Christine S. Barton
58, Van Etten, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at home. She was born in Waverly, NY, March 10, 1953, the daughter of the late John William and Lillian Ester (Ashlund) Tuuri. Christine is survived by husband, Robert V. Barton, Van Etten; two sons, John (Laura) Barton, Van Etten, James (Erica) Barton, Concord, NC; three grandchildren, Matthew and Kasandra Barton and Breeana Thompson; cousins. She was a member of the Van Etten Fire Department Auxiliary. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Beverly Davenport officiating. Inurnment will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. Memorials may be directed to Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue, Elmira, NY 14903. Star Gazette – April 29, 2011
WEMMER Michael A.
Age 46, Van Etten, died Thursday, January 28, 2010, at home. He was born in Ithaca, NY January 2, 1964. He is survived by his parents, Arnold and Helga (den Dulk) Wemmer, Spencer, NY; wife, Bonnie (Madigan) Wemmer; 2 sons, Marcus (Kimberly) Wemmer with daughter, Deeanna, Newfield; Joshua (Stephanie) Wemmer, Kingston, PA; brother, Jurgen (Sandra) Wemmer with children, Mykenzie, Andrew, Adam, Lindsay and Elizah Schults, Spencer; sister, Heidi (Jack) Sterling with children, Christian and Jessica, Chesapeake, VA; brother, David Wemmer and Jeanette Hubbard with children, Savanna, Christopher and Sammie, Spencer; sisters-in-law, Carla (Tom) Weston, Kathy (Harold) Forbes, Shelly (Scott) Rodman; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins; Godparents, Wolfgang and Helga Vest; special friends, Paul and Cindy Stodghill, and Mark and Rebecca Cynoske. Michael graduated in 1983 from Spencer-Van Etten High School. He worked at Borg Warner in Ithaca for 20 years. He was very passionate about NY Giants, hunting, Myrtle Beach, NASCAR. He enjoyed camping with brother, family and friends. Being a jack of all trades, he enjoyed tinkering (always fixing something). Michael was Past Chief of Van Etten Fire Department and trustee. He was a member of Van Etten Planning Board. Michael loved landscaping. Calling hours will be Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 p.m. with Van Etten Fire Department members participating and Rev. Burton Huth officiating. Inurnment will be in Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. Memorials may be directed to Van Etten Fire Department, 2 Nixon St., Van Etten, NY 14889. Elmira Star Gazette, January 29, 2010
Bullinger, Mrs. Nellie D. age 85, of Van Etten, N.Y. Monday, March 5, 1979. Friends may call at the Arnold Funeral Home, Van Etten, Thrusday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal there Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Burial Canfield Memorial Cemetery, Van Etten,at the convenience of the family. Survived by husband, David Bullinger, son, Robert Lucas of Mexico, sister, Mrs. Blanche Sabin of Van Etten, 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.