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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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Fitzsimmons Cemetery Listing

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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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

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

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

 

Fitzsimmons Cemetery Obituaries

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



JANKOWSI, RONALD JOSEPH SR.
Ronald Joseph Sr.  Wonderful husband, father and grandfather.  Age 48, of Lower Maple Ave., Elmira, NY went home to be with the Lord, Friday, December 12, 2003 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with diabetes.  He was born August 26, 1955 in Elmira, NY the son of Leonard F. and Minnie (Sherwood) Jankowski.  His father, Leonard and sister, Barbara preceded him in death.  Ronald married Becky Pierson August 24, 1975 in St. Mary’s Church.  They have enjoyed 28 wonderful years of live and love together.  Ron as he was affectionately known, is survived by his loving wife Becky; sons Ronald (Karen) Jankowski Jr., William (Melissa) Jankowski, Robert Jankowski and Michael Jankowski (fiancée Robin Becraft) Daugher Jamie Lynn Jankowski; grandchildren, Gabrielle, Kyle and Elizabeth Jankowski; mother Minnie Jankowski; mother and father-in-law, June and David Pierson; brothers, John (Bonnie) Jankowski and Ed Jankowski; sisters, Donna (Rob) Gates, Sandy Neefe, Joann (Kenneth) Birosh, Mary Ann (Mike) Ritsick and Betty Shakowski; canine companions, “Sheiba” and “Rocky”, close friends Mina and Junie Derenzo and Jamie Fortier along with several nieces, nephew, cousins and many friends.  Ron retired from West Hill Con after years of dedicated service as an electrician and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.  His greatest pleasure came from his family.  They spent much of their time at Keuka Lake and camping.  He was an avid hunter, enjoyed sports activities and loved working on his “vette”.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m.  Funeral Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours.  The Rev. Rick Farrell will celebrate the services honoring Ron’s live.  Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.      (ESG)

JENKINS, RICHARD
Dick of Hendy Creek Rd., Pine City, died Thursday June 13, 2002 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following a brief illness at the age of 83.  Born on November 29, 1918 here in Elmira.  Dick was the son of the late Arlie and Jenny Johnson Jenkins.  He served in the Army Air Force during WW II.  Dick was employed for over 37 years with Bendix as a Layout Inspector until his retirement.  He is remembered by his family and friends for having a strong work ethic, and was always willing to offer a helping hand.  He enjoyed bowling with his friends and was a member of the Dixie Lanes Thursday Night League and the Moose Travel League.  Active in the community, he was a devoted member of the Southport Kiwanis Club and previously the Elmira Moose Lodge #517 before transferring to the Montour Falls Moose Lodge.  Surviving is his loving wife and companion of 33 wonderful years, Alyene Kehoe Jenkins of Pine City; their children, David & Barbara Jenkins; Richard & Patricia Jenkins; Lyle & Linda Wheeler; Sandy & George Ackerman; Ray Davies; and Ruth & Lewis Piper; nineteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; brothers, James & Fran Jenkins; Daniel & Iva Jenkins; a sister Clairbel Felko along with a community of well regarded friends.  Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday June 17, 2002 from 5-8 p.m.  Funeral services will take place on Tuesday in the funeral chapel at Caywood’s (10 am) with the Rev. Dean Hill officiating Committal services will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport where the Chemung County Military Honor Guard will accord Mr. Jenkins full military honors.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Southport Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 158, Pine City, NY 14871 in Dick’s memory.     (ESG)

JESSUP - DAVIDSON Albina J.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother went home to be with the Lord on March 1, 2008. She was born July 28, 1932 in Elmira and graduated from Southside High School in 1950. Albina married William A. Davidson on June 10, 1951 in the South Presbyterian Church. In June 1952 they returned to Elmira to join his father's veterinary practice on Pennsylvania Avenue. In 1967, Albina resumed part-time to her executive secretary profession but continued to help her husband with his practice. As a mother, Albina enjoyed cooking, baking, canning and was also a Cub Scout den mother and a 4-H Club leader. Albina was very active in church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, Westminster Presbyterian Women's group member, elder, and deacon. Surviving is her loving family, husband William A. Davidson; a son, Scott C. Davidson, S. Strafford, VT along with his children, Cedar C. Davidson and Gioia A. Cabri (Maria Cabri); a son, Edward R. (Veronica) Davidson, Houston, TX along with their children, Angelique M. T. Sanchez and Reynaldo Sanchez, III; a daughter, Barbara L. J. Davidson, Madison, WI along with her son, Thomas A. D. Stone (Donald S. Stone); her aunt, Velma Jessup, Pine City; brother-in-law, James E. Davidson, Southport; sister-in-law, Sylvia (Robert) Reese, Katy, TX along with many nieces, nephews and many loving friends. Albina was predeceased by her loving father, Russell G. Jessup and his wife, Josephine; and sister-in-law Norma D. Davidson. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 10:30 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 with the Reverend Susan Husted officiating. Graveside services will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Memorial donations may be directed to the Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 in her memory.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/2/2008 - 3/3/2008.

JOHNSON   David J. of Pine City, NY Age 82, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, January 2, 2006, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. David was born September 28, 1923 in Stafford, Texas, the son of the late John Charles and Ethel Hester Johnson. He is survived by Brenda Heldreth of Westly Chapel, FL, William Charles (Nancy) Johnson of Hampton Bays, NY, Evelyn J. Harmon of Rockville, MD, David B. Johnson of Washington, Deborah L. Johnson of Elmira; nine grandchildren, David, R. Bruce, Jimmy, Kelley, Travis, Darla, Corey, and Christopher; eight great-grandchildren; brother, George (Evelyn) Johnson of Houston, TX; sister, Ruth Wallace of Texas; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his grandson, Thomas Harmon; brothers, Leon and Johnnie; and sisters, Viola and Betty. David was an engineer for US Steel/American Bridge in Elmira Heights, was a brother in the F & AM Masonic Lodge, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to have company and liked to barbeque. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, January 5, 2006, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral and Committal Services will be held there Friday at 10 a.m., with Rev. William Vallet celebrating the services. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. Memorial donations in David's name may be made to the Arctic League, Inc., 114 W. 2nd St., Elmira, NY 14901, or to the American Heart Association, NYS Affiliate, Attention: Heart Gifts, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.

JONES Raymond
Age 88, of Pine City, NY, placed in the hands of our Lord on Friday, November 7, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Raymond is survived by his wife of 57 years, Julia Zahorian Jones; daughters, Brenda Cuer and Bonita (Daniel) Collins; grandchildren, Amanda Cuer, Christopher, Kevin, and Meghan Collins; brother, John (Marilyn) Jones Jr. Also survived by sister-in-law, Veronica Gernert; several nieces and nephews, he is predeceased by parents, John and Alice Mae (Orton) Jones; brothers, David, Cenis, Charles, Roy, and Willard Jones; sisters, Emma Nash, and Catherine Genaway. Raymond was a graduate of Millerton High School, Millerton PA, served in the United States Army during World War II, and married the love of his life, Julia, on May 26, 1951. Raymond retired from American LaFrance after 42 years of service. In his retirement, his passion was his family, farming and his gardening. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Southport/Elmira on Sunday, November 9, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Monday at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to may make memorials to the Mosherville Bible Church, Mosherville, PA in Raymonds memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/9/2008

 

KELLEY?  VIRGINIA K. Bahr

Former Remington Rand Employee. Age 83, of Elmira, NY died Sunday August 1, 1999 at St. Joseph Hospital in Elmira. Surviving are: 2 sons, David L. (Patti) Bahr of Pittsburg, Ca, Daniel R. (Suzanne) Bahr of Binghamton, NY; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; a sister Grace Kelly of Rochester, NY. It was Virginia’s request that there be no calling hours or funeral services. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Elmira. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira.

 

KELLEY - EVERSON, Vurla
A longtime resident of the Southport community died Monday evening, May 24, 2010 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Born on December 2, 1918 in Pennsylvania. Vurla was the daughter of the late William & Lucy Ingalls Kelley. She married Charles Everson on August 3, 1957 at the Elmira Wesleyan Church where they were both members. The church remained her prime focal point for the rest of her life. Mrs. Everson played piano for Sunday School, was a member of the Women's Missionary Society and the church organist for over 40 years. She attended Nyack Missionary College studying Evangelical Music. Mrs. Everson was employed by Moore Business Forms and later Cash Electric where she was fondly known as the "Shady Lady". Surviving is her loving family, husband and friend of nearly 53 years, Charles Everson; their daughter, Dorothy "Dottie" (Michael) McDermott; grandchildren, Kelly Jo and Ryan McDermott all of Southport; nieces, nephews and a wonderful church family. In addition to her parents, She was predeceased by her brother, Roscoe (Esther) Kelley and sister, Neva (Earl) Ward. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday evening, May 27, 2010 between the hours of 6-8 pm. Funeral services will take place Friday morning at 11 am in the Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 S. Main St. Elmira, NY 14904. Graveside services will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Elmira Wesleyan Church in her memory. A special thank you to the nurses and aides on the 5th floor of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for their care. May God Bless Each of You. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 26, 2010

KENNEDY – Ruth Ann Dembosky, a longtime resident of Personious Road, Pine City, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at home. Born June 22, 1933 in Wellsboro, Ruth was the daughter of Stephen and Anna Wahlan Kennedy, and was the last living of her six siblings. She married William Dembosky on July 4, 1956 in Wellsboro. She was employed for many years at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY as a laboratory technician. She was also a homemaker, loving wife, and devoted mother to her children as well as the surrounding neighborhood kids. Ruth loved flower gardening and caring for her home. Surviving is her loving husband of 49 years, Bill Dembosky; their children, Stanley K. (Cassie) Dembosky of Ithaca, NY, Steven (Estelle Knowles) Dembosky of Horseheads, NY, Anna (John) Relihan of Syracuse, NY; her pal and neighbor, Jonathan Gunderman; along with a community of cherished family friends. Family and friends were received at Caywood’s Funeral Home and Gardens, Southport, NY on Friday, April 21. A memorial service followed visitation. Interment will take place at the families convenience in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. Flowers are acceptable or memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 in her memory. – The Mansfield Gazette, 26 April 2006, p.6A
 

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KERR Listed on 04/17/05 
Arthur E. Former Assistant Highway Superintendent of the Town of Southport Age 78, of Kinner Hill Rd., Pine City, NY, died in peace surrounded by his loving family, Friday, April 15th, 2005, at his home. Art was born in Elmira, NY, the 25th day of August, 1926. He was the son of the late Robert and Mildred Black Kerr. Surviving is his loving wife and friend of 60 years, Elizabeth Kerr of Pine City; his children, Rodney (Faye) Kerr of Caton, NY, Carolyn (David) Burnham of Elmira, Arthur J. (Julie) Kerr of Pine City, Douglas (Pat) Kerr of Pine City, Barbara (Paul) Daniels of Pine City, Nancy (Russell) Purvis of Lowman, Susan (Ronald) Stanton of Elmira, Robert (Kathy) Kerr of Elmira; 25 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brother, James Kerr of Gillett, PA; sister, Betty (Ken) Serface of TN; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, on Monday, April 18th, 2005, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday, April 19th, 10:00 to 12:00 noon. Funeral Service celebrating Art's life will follow at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. Art was a proud, decorated Navy Veteran of World War II, serving his country in seven major battles. 

After the service he worked many years at the Dalrymple Stone and Grave Co. Inc. in Southport, before retiring from his position as Assistant Highway Superintendent for the Town of Southport. He was a family man who never took those around him for granted. A true sportsman, hunting around the rolling hills of the area with priceless family and many dear friends. Being an avid NASCAR fan, Art was always ready to watch the race. Always willing to help on the family farm. Art will be missed by all that were fortunate to know him, and his memory will live in them forever. Memorial donations in Arthur E. Kerr's name may be made to the charity of one's choice.

KERR  James Richard Avid Sportsman Born August 20, 1924 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Robert Victor and Mildred Mae (Black) Kerr, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 81. James was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Jeanette (Seymour) Kerr on April 8, 2001. His son, James Arthur Kerr; brother, Arthur E. Kerr; and great grandson, Slade Brewer also preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved children and their spouses, Kathleen and Vaughn Harkness of Columbia Crossroads, PA, Raymond and Cindy Kerr of Troy, PA, Mark and Bonnie Kerr of Gillett, PA, Joan and Daniel Andrews of Williamsburg, VA, Lisa and Greg Garwood of Dunedin, FL, David and Lisa Kerr of Gillett, PA; adored grandchildren, Shari (Mike) Weed, Scott Harkness, Sheila (Tom) Lechner, Travis (Rebia) Kerr, Nathan Kerr, Ryan Wright, Stephanie Wright, Janel (Jason) Gedney, Annie Brewer, Caylin Brewer, Lindsey Kerr, Kevin (Ashley) Kerr, and Heather Kerr; along with five much-loved great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Betty (Ken) Serfas of Tennessee and Mary (Drexel) Palmer of Florida; sister-in-law, Betty Kerr of Pine City, NY; along with many loving nieces and nephews and many friends. James was a veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Bendix Corp. after several years of faithful service as an electrician. James was the past Deputy PA Game Commission Conservation Officer and was a member of the following: American Legion Theodore Roosevelt Post #167, the South Creek Rod and Gun Club, the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Southport. James was noted most for his outstanding archery skills. He successfully medalled in all the competitions that he participated in, The National Senior Olympic Archer Champion, The World Archery Shoots and Competition, and the Keystone State Games Archery Competition. He enjoyed woodworking in his free time. Above all else, James will always be remembered for his love and dedication to his family. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Friday, February 3, 2006 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. A Funeral Celebration honoring Mr. Kerr's life will follow there on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Chris Curry presiding. Interment will take place on Sunday, February 5th at 10 a.m. in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Maple Ave. at Cedar Street, Elmira, NY, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Kerr full Military Honors. Memorial donations in the name of James R. Kerr may be directed to the WWII Veterans Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box #305, Calverton, NY 11933.

JAMES RICHARD KERR avid Sportsman Born August 20, 1924 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Robert Victor and Mildred Mae (Black) Kerr, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 81. James was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Jeanette (Seymour) Kerr on April 8, 2001. His son, James Arthur Kerr; brother, Arthur E. Kerr; and great grandson, Slade Brewer also preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved children and their spouses, Kathleen and Vaughn Harkness of Columbia Crossroads, PA, Raymond and Cindy Kerr of Troy, PA, Mark and Bonnie Kerr of Gillett, PA, Joan and Daniel Andrews of Williamsburg, VA, Lisa and Greg Garwood of Dunedin, FL, David and Lisa Kerr of Gillett, PA; adored grandchildren, Shari (Mike) Weed, Scott Harkness, Sheila (Tom) Lechner, Travis (Rebia) Kerr, Nathan Kerr, Ryan Wright, Stephanie Wright, Janel (Jason) Gedney, Annie Brewer, Caylin Brewer, Lindsey Kerr, Kevin (Ashley) Kerr, and Heather Kerr; along with five much-loved great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Betty (Ken) Serfas of Tennessee and Mary (Drexel) Palmer of Florida; sister-in-law, Betty Kerr of Pine City, NY; along with many loving nieces and nephews and many friends. James was a veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Bendix Corp. after several years of faithful service as an electrician. James was the past Deputy PA Game Commission Conservation Officer and was a member of the following: American Legion Theodore Roosevelt Post #167, the South Creek Rod and Gun Club, the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Southport. James was noted most for his outstanding archery skills. He successfully medalled in all the competitions that he participated in, The National Senior Olympic Archer Champion, The World Archery Shoots and Competition, and the Keystone State Games Archery Competition. He enjoyed woodworking in his free time. Above all else, James will always be remembered for his love and dedication to his family. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Friday, February 3, 2006 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. A Funeral Celebration honoring Mr. Kerr's life will follow there on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Chris Curry presiding. Interment will take place on Sunday, February 5th at 10 a.m. in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Maple Ave. at Cedar Street, Elmira, NY, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Kerr full Military Honors. Memorial donations in the name of James R. Kerr may be directed to the WWII Veterans Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box #305, Calverton, NY.  Elmira Star Gazette.

KEYES
Harry L. "Bud" Age 81, of Pine City died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Canisteo, NY on October 17, 1924 the son of the late William and Mildred (Winnie) Keyes. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Evelyn C. Keyes; daughters, Gail Keyes Ketron of Waverly, NY, Linda Woodworth of Bergen, NY; sons, John (Michelle) Shangraw of Benton, PA, Barry (Barbara) Shangraw of Erin, NY, and Gary (Mary) Shangraw of Athens, PA; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Also survived by sisters, Delores J. Kelley, Margaret L. Pierce both of Canisteo, NY, Carol A. Meyers of Arkport, NY. Harry was predeceased by a brother, Gordon L. Keyes of Bath, NY. He was a member and past president of the Elmira Heights Masonic Lodge #913 F & AM, member of Valley of Corning Scottish Right Consistory. A United States Navy Veteran of Both WWII and Korea. He was a retired employee of Purolator, Inc of Elmira Heights, NY; an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed working with his hands such as woodworking, gun building or repairing a car. Harry was also known to be quite the musician, if it had strings he could play it. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Sunday, May 7, 2006, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Monday at 11:00 a.m., the Reverend Donald Rockwell will officiate, followed by a graveside service at Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY with full military honors. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may make memorials to the Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14901, or Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or the charity of one's choice.

KOSER Lealond "Terry"
Age 56, of Millerton, PA. He was born January 18, 1951 in Elmira, son of Lealond H. and Beverly (Weaver) Koser and died Thursday, August 30, 2007, unexpectedly at home. He was predeceased by his father, Harland; brother, Donald; and maternal grandparents, Leslie and Dorothy Weaver. Terry is survived by his wife of 30 years, Betty Jo; children, Martin and Amy Jo Koser of Lansdale, PA, Darlene Powlison and Mark of Lawrenceville, PA, Becky Jo and Les Buchholz of Fredericktown, OH, and Stephen Bourque, Jr. of AL; 11 grandchildren; mother and stepfather, Beverly and John Kerrick of Millerton, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Gerry and Barbara Koser of Bentley Creek, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Larry Colton of Troy, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Terry was employed with Sysco Foods with over 26 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, September 1st, from 2 to 4 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 4 p.m. Interment will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/31/2007.

LAMPMAN Scott A. Lampman
Age 43, died
very unexpectedly Saturday, December 11th, 2010 at home. Scott was born in Elmira, May 11th, 1967. He is predeceased by his mother Mary Louise Lampman August 17th, 2001 and his nephew Jeremy Lampman. Surviving Scott is his loving wife Naomi (McNairn) Lampman of Elmira; beloved daughters; Kary Renay, and Sara Jane both at home; his dad Allen Lampman of Elmira; sisters; Sharon (Allyn) Nichols of Horseheads, Bonnie (David) Streeter of Efland, NC, Elizabeth Styles of GA, Michele (George) Sarno of Monroe, NC; brothers; Allen (Chris) Lampman of Horseheads, Jeffrey (Debi) Lampman of Kings Ferry, NY and several nieces and nephews. Scott was a devoted family man that preferred to be with his family at all times. He loved to hunt and fish. He was an accomplished gardener, who loved to camp and a fantastic carpenter who could do anything. Scott liked to attend the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church in Bentley Creek, PA and loved the people surrounding it. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA Friday, December 17th, 2010 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM and again Saturday, December 18th from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. Funeral services will be held there at the conclusion of the calling hours at 11:00AM. Pastor Rob Wuethrich will officiate. Graveside services for Scott will be following in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. Those wishing please make memorial donations in Scott A. Lampman's name to the Lampman Children's Education Fund. Donation envelopes will be provided at the church and at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. for those wishing. Star Gazette - December 15, 2010

 

LENNON Catherine M. Buchanan

Of Gillette, PA, formerly of Elmira, died Saturday, March 19, 2011. Survived by sons, William Henry Matteson, Gillette, Michael J. (Therese) Matteson, Elmira; stepson, Mark (Peggy) Buchanan; grandchildren, Mathew Matteson, Brian (Valerie) Matteson, Catherine (Douglas) Hammons; step-grandchildren, Nell, Tess and Graham Buchanan; great-grandchildren, Logan Douglas Hammons, Mary Ashley Matteson; nieces, Patricia (Pete) Gorda, Carolyn Clark, Mary Clark, Marilyn (Tom) Stansfield; nephew, Leonard Gray; great-nephew, Joseph; several cousins and friends. Predeceased by husband, Jack Buchanan; brothers, Francis Lennon & Joseph Lennon; sisters, Elizabeth Clark & Margaret Gray; parents, John & Elizabeth Fallon. Kate was an avid reader and loved her family and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Thursday, March 24th, from 4 to 7 p.m. followed immediately by her Funeral Service at 7 p.m., Deacon George Welch officiating. Internment at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery.  Star Gazette – March 22, 2011

 

MACE Robert T. Mace

Southport, NY:  died peacefully on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Bob was born July 25, 1919 in Elmira, NY the eldest of seven children born to Tracey and Alice (Daly) Mace. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 72 years, Winona I. Mace who died on Saturday, August 31, 2013. He is survived by his son, Robert (Olga) Mace and daughter Nancy (David) Pastore. Also surviving, grandchildren, Amy (Daniel) Kick, Amanda (Joseph) Sullivan, Julie (Michael) Rose, Michael Mace and great granddaughter, Rylie Kick. Also survived by his sister, Irene Williams; brother, William (Virginia) Mace; and sisters-in-law, Betty Mace, Margaret Mace and Martha Houston; in addition to many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Marian (Joseph) Buffalin and brothers, Tracey (Anna Mae) Mace, Eugene Mace and Charles Mace. Bob was retired as a supervisor from Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post and also worked many years at Remington Rand. Bob and his wife Winnie lived in Southport in the house that they built together. He loved his home, his neighborhood and the life that they built there. His home was truly his castle. At the age of 17 Bob joined the Navy. He always said that was the decision that changed his life and started him on the road to success as evidenced by his reaching the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. He had many adventures during his Navy Career. He steered ships going through the Panama Canal and witnessed history by watching the Japanese surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay through binoculars from a nearby ship. Bob and Winnie were married on June 14, 1941 and celebrated their 72nd anniversary this past summer. They had a wonderful life together taking care of their home and raising their family. After his retirement they shared many adventures traveling through New England and wintering in Myrtle Beach, SC. Bob was a wonderful father attending every sporting event in which his children and grandchildren participated. He always told us that we did well and that he was proud of us. Bob's other interests included collection trains, playing golf, studying the stock market and watching his beloved New York Mets. He was a hardworking man all of his life, working two jobs as a 13 year old to help raise his younger brothers and sisters. His whole family was proud of his accomplishments and we will miss him dearly. His was a life well lived. Bob's family would like to thank his wonderful neighbors who watched out and helped him as he got older. Art Devore for always taking care of his driveway, next door neighbors Sharon Tyler and Joe Roussin for their kindness and Dorothy DeLuca for her years of friendship. We would especially like to extend a special thank you to their next door neighbor of 45 years, Ed and Sharon Fleming, who always kept a watchful eye on Bob and Winnie and became more family than neighbors. The family would also like to extend their appreciation to the skilled nursing units at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. John Schiavone for his compassionate care and his "special" caregivers at both hospitals who cared for him these final months of his life. All of Bob's services will be held privately at the convenience of his family. He will be laid to rest in Fitzsimmons Cemetery with his beloved Winnie where the Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad will accord Mr. Mace Military Honors for his service in the US Navy. The family will provide their own flowers. Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – November 15, 2013

 

MASTRONARDI Roby N. Mastronardi 
Of Southport died tragically from a motorcycle accident on Fri. Dec 23, 2011 at the age of 40. Born on Nov. 11, 1971 in Elmira, Roby was the loving son of Nicolas & Judith Loveless Mastronardi. Roby worked hand in hand with his father Nick in the family business, Loveless Blacktopping. He enjoyed cycling, snowboarding and spending time with his four legged friends Zoey and Freddie. Roby was a great uncle to Hunter, Talon and Zachary. A master craftsman, Roby excelled at any trade he was called upon to do from building homes to hanging his mom's artwork and pictures. Surviving are his loving parents, Nick & Judy Mastronardi, Southport; sisters, Trina (Ryan) Lang; Gina (Douglas) Patrick; brother, Carlos (Marcia) Mejia; nephews, Hunter and Talon Patrick, Zachary Lang and Carlos Mejia; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wed. Dec. 28, 2011 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Mary's Church, Franklin St. Elmira on Thur. at 10 am. Graveside services will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Memorials may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903 in Roby's memory.  Star Gazette - December 27, 2011

MATTHEWS SR. Lewis J.
Of Elmira, NY - Age 72, was born March 4, 1938 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Robert O. and Novella Gladys (Fenton) Matthews. He died on Sunday, May 23, 2010 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. His beloved wife of 34 years, Darlene L. (Stranger), brothers; Leo, Kenneth, Francis and Carl predeceased him. He is survived by his beloved children, Lewis (Carmen) Jr., Thomas (Kim), Novella (Dave) Kinner, Henry (Terri), Scott (Jessie), Jason (Melissa), Joseph (Kelly) and Amanda (Jaak) Hickey; sisters, Betty Belloma and Phyllis Oliphant; brother, Robert (Rita) Matthews, special sister-in-law, Yvonne (Steve) Kent, special nieces; Ericka and Ashley Kent, along with 24 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws; several nieces and nephews. Lewis retired from I. Shulman and Sons as a crane operator after several years of dedicated service. He was very active and devoted to the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of America. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, May 29, 2010 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. A memorial service honoring his life will follow the visitation at 2:30 PM. The Reverend Lewis Jenkins will celebrate Lewis's services. He will be laid to rest in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery with his beloved Darlene privately at the convenience of his family. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, Meals on Wheels, or to a charity of one's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  The Matthews family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to Southern Tier Hospice and Meals on Wheels for their faithful service. They especially wish to thank Iva and Kate for their love and care given to Lewis. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 27, 2010

 

MAY Martin L.
Of Elmira, NY - died on Thursday, February 26, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by his brother, Gary "Mayo" (Debbie) May; sister, Kathleen Fanelli; niece, Tammy (David) Watson; nephews, Brian (Jessica) May, Kevin (Marcie) May; great-nieces, Taelor, Haelie, Briana and Lauren; great-nephew, Neil; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. His parents, Lois and Francis May, brother, Don and brother-in-law, Sal preceded him in death. Martin was a big fan of local car racing, he also enjoyed golfing. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, March 1, 2009, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. Those wishing may direct memorials to the Spalding Foundation, Inc., 1074 Sulpher Springs Road, Owego, NY 13827.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/27/2009

 

MAYER James Kilbourne

Formerly of the Southport community died Fri. evening, May 31, 2013, following declining health at the age of 87. Born on July 27, 1925 in W. Branch, PA; Jim was the son of the late, Forest & Martha Kilbourne Mayer. He graduated from Gaines High School, Class of 1943 and was a proud member of the Alumni Assoc. James first married the love of his life, Ethel M. Gee on Oct. 11, 1946 in Asaph, PA; and renewed their wedding vows on May 31, 2013, the day of his passing. In service to his country, Jim enlisted in the US Navy and served during WWII. Throughout his life, Jim was a hard worker and was employed on the Lackawanna Rail Road, American LaFrance for 21 years, Hankins Container, Harley Davidson, and retired from R.K.B. Enterprises Inc. after 10 years. From an early age, Jim loved Baseball. He enjoyed horseshoes, coached little league, and enjoyed travel. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church and the American Legion. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion of 67 years, Ethel M. Gee Mayer, Horseheads; son, James F. (Cherie) Mayer, Tarpon Springs, FL; daughter, Katherine (Richard) Jamieson, Horseheads; four grandchildren, Laura (Mike) SantaMaria, Julie (Jay Lamantia) Jamieson, Nina (Eric) Ritchie, and Mary "Katie" Jamieson; four great grandchildren, Anthony and William Lamantia, Marco and Julia SantaMaria; several nieces, nephews and cousins, among them, Don Schultz, Marian Letourneau, Margaret Knapp, Bill, Dick and Randy Mayer; Beverly Kilbourne and many special friends. In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by siblings Andrew, Harry, Ren, Kenneth, Victor, Clarence "Mike" Leva and Mildred. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Tues. June 4, 2013 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. and again on Wed. from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow the Wed. visitation at 11 a.m. officiated by his pastor and friend, Rev. William Vallet. Graveside services will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Mayer. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – June 2, 2013

 

MAYNARD - DUNN, Barbara A., A longtime resident of Elmira died Saturday morning, April 26, 2008 at her home with her loving family by her side. Born on June 28, 1932 in Elmira, Barb was the daughter of Harold & Lena Baker Maynard. She is survived by her loving husband and companion, John J. Dunn Jr. of 57 years. A loving family, children, Michael (Kathy) Dunn, Pine City, Jeffrey Dunn, Germany, Gregory (Diane) Dunn, Elmira, Gerald (Lori) Dunn, Elmira, and Suzanne (Jerome) Brown, N. Garden, VA; "the wonderful joy of her life" her sixteen grandchildren, Lindsay, Melissa, Michele, Kurtis, Julieanne, Nicholas, Dustin, Joseph, Noah, Gabe, Kiersten, Jeremy, Zachary, Matthew, Megan, and Bradley; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Rozlyn; caring sisters, Delores (Duane Sprague) Cleveland, Southport, Frances Woodruff, Elmira; brothers, Harold (Nellie) Maynard, Wellsburg, Donald (Elsie) Wager, Chenango Forks, Hugh (Lori) Hoff, Seattle WA; brothers-in-law, John Seagren Edward (Anna) Dunn, NJ, Joseph Dunn, FL, William Dunn, CA; a special niece and caregiver, Barbara Cleveland, along with many more cherished nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Barb was predeceased by a sister, Georgia Seagren; a brother, John Maynard; and a brother-in-law, Gary Woodruff. Barb retired after 25 years as a legal secretary for the City of Elmira and also was employed by Corning Community College. She was an election inspector. In serving the Lord she was very active in the Methodist Church, and most recently, New Beginnings Church. Barb was a member of the AARP and RSVP chapters. Aside from her many activities her greatest joy was that she received from her family, especially the many trips she shared with her beloved companion, John. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, between the hours of 5-9 p.m. Funeral services for Mrs. Dunn will take place at Caywood's on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Joseph Kim officiating. Graveside services will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/27/2008.

 

McELROY, WILLIAM H.
“Flat-Top”, retired auto mechanic from Phillips Automotive, age 61, of Southport, died at the St. Joseph Hospital on Saturday, August 28, 1999.  Born in Elmira on September 12, 1937.  predeceased by his Father Charles W. McElroy in 1970 and his Mother Janet Marie Hammond McElroy in 1998 and his Grandmother Beulah Survived by his loving wife of 38 years Virginia Wheeler McElroy and children, Dian (Bill) Bargy of Ontario, NY, Charles (Dawn) McElroy of Elmira, Vikki (Drew) Hammond of Ovid, NY; grandchildren, Rebecca & Jacob Bargy, David McElroy, Dana & Kathryn Hammond; also brothers & sisters, Connie (Tony) Smith of Elmira, Bob (Nedra) McElroy, Judy McElroy all of Bath, NY, Lynn Smith, Karl (Donna) McElroy, Alan (Joyce) McElroy all of Fla.; cousins Ron (Marge) Hawley, Gail Legge; brothers-in-law Jim (Vicky) Wheeler of Tenn, Don (Janet) Wheeler of N. Syracuse, NY, Jack (Betty) Northrup of Newark Valley, NY; sister-in law Carole (Carl) Harrison of Brazil and N.C.;
also numerous nieces and nephews.  Bill was predeceased by his father Charles W. McElroy in 1970, his mother Janet Marie Hammond McElroy in 1998 and his grandmother Beulah Dian Crouch Hammond in 1981.  Bill was a retired auto mechanic from Phillips Automotive.  He enjoyed his Citizens Band Radio which let him talk to his friends all over.  His CB Handle was “Flat-Top”.  In his earlier years, Bill enjoyed taking his family hunting and fishing.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 31, 1999 from 7 – 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 1, 1999 from 12 – 2 pm.  Funeral service will be held at the conclusion of visitation with the Rev. Edward Crandall officiating.  Interment will follow immediately after in Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport.  Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Bill’s name to the Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901.

 

McINTOSH Donald E.

Passed away Monday, May 2, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. "Mac" was born April 27, 1934 to Clifford and Gertrude (Lovejoy) McIntosh. He was a longtime Southside resident and graduated from Southside High School in 1952. He was a heavy equipment operator and member of the Operating Engineers Union #832. He was a member of Jessie Cooley Lodge of Free and Excepted Masons having received his 50 year apron. He was also a member of the Elmira Cashmere Grotto. He enjoyed bowling, hunting and family camping trips. He was predeceased by his parents, and loving wife of 59 years, Lorraine (Reidy) McIntosh and grandson, Alan McIntosh. He is survived by son, John (Diana) McIntosh of Hammondsport; daughters, Barbara (Fred) Roberts of Wellsburg, Brenda (Jeff) Mase of Pine City, Bonnie (Larry) Atlow of Defuniak Springs, FL and Donald C. McIntosh of Lowman; grandchildren, Pam (Ryan), Stewart (Melissa), Jason, Julie, Damian, David, Michael (Danielle), Terry (Carrie), Travis and 10 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held there on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm with Lay Pastor John P. Knapp celebrating "Mac's" services. He will be laid to rest in Fitzsimmons Cemetery next to his beloved Lorraine.  Star Gazette – May 5, 2011

 

McWHORTER, VERNET E. (SRGP 37100)
“Mac” age 75 of Pine City, NY died Friday, February 13, 2004 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, after a long courageous battle with MS.  Vernet is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Genevieve; sons Mitchel of Pine City and Randall of Erin, NY; grandsons Shawn of Pine City and Randall B. of Elmira; granddaughters Miranda (Ryan) Rice of Elmira; great grandchildren, Alissa, Jordan, and Christofer Rice, and Cullen McWhorter; also many nieces, nephews and scores of friends.  A special ”thanks” to Michelle and Corrina.  Mac served his country in the US Navy during WW II and the Korean War.  He retired from Westinghouse after 25 years of service.  Mac was a lifelong member of the Pine City Baptist Church, serving as Chairman of the Board of Deacon’s, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher.  He also served as Chairman of the Planning Board for the new church.  He was active in Boy Scouting, serving as Cub Scout Master and Boy Scout Master of Troop 43 in Pine City, NY.  Mac enjoyed camping with his family and friends, having traveled to almost every state in the US and Canada.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 17, 2004, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 pm with Funeral and Committal Services there Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. His pastor Horace Stoddard will officiate.  Burial will take place at Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials in Mac’s name to the Pine City Baptist Church, 1516 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871.  Those wishing may leave a “Candle of Remembrance” for the family in Obituaries at 222.Olthof.com.       (ESG)

MEZEY -  NOYES, GENEVIEVE D.
Age 70, of Elmira, NY, Sunday, January 15, 1995 at home.  She is survived by Husband of 50 years; Robert G. Noyes; Daughter and Son-in-law Sue and John Bezdany of Elmira; Sons and Daughters-in-law Daniel and Mary Noyes of Lansing, KS, Glen and Paulette Noyes of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Lawrence and Carol Noyes of Elmira; 10 Grandchildren; Sister and Brother-in-law Barbara and Bert Grandin of Ballston Spa, NY; Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law Marcia and Gene Harasack of Orchard Park, NY. Genevieve was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.  She and Robert were married in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Bellerose, NY by Rev. Jonathan Sherman.  She was a member of the First Mother’s Club of Hammondsport, NY.  Genevieve devote t Church immediately following the Graveside Service.  Those wishing to may make memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901.  Envelopes will be available at the church.  Arrangements by Olthof Funeral Home.      (ESG)        Note First burial in Fitzsimmons Cemetery Extension.
Dear Joyce,
My mother was Genevieve Noyes.  She was the first person burried in Fittzsimmons.  I see you were requesting her sur name for your records.  He name at birth was Genevieve Dorothy Mezey.  She was born in Brooklyn, NY.  If you need any further information please fee free to contact me at sbezdany@rochester.rr.com  Thank you.
Suzanne C. Noyes Bezdany

MILLER - CRANE, Michele R.
Loving mother and grandmother - Age 60, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at her home. She was born October 11, 1947 in Waverly, NY the daughter of the late George L. and Marion Miller. Michele is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Robert Shock, Jr. of Wellsburg, NY; and their children, Brittney and Heather; beloved son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Charlotte Perrault of Wesley Chapel, FL; and their children, Tyler and Eric; along with several brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and many friends. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to honor Michele's life on Saturday, August 16, 2008, at the Elmira Christian Center, 235 East Miller Street, Elmira, NY 14904 at 12:00 (Noon). The Reverend Brian Harris and Reverend Belvy White will celebrate her services. Interment will follow in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Elmira Christian Center or Elmira Christian Academy in memory of Michele. Envelopes will be provided at the church.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/14/2008

 

MINSTERMAN Blanche Mary Cummings  nee: Minsterman

Age 90, of Chemung County Nursing Facility formerly of Woodbrook, living most of her life on Budd St., later the Mark Twain apartments and 6 months each year in Daytona Beach, FL, died on Friday, September 2, 2011. Survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins, including Bernard and Marge Roche, "granddaughter" Kelley (David) Sanders, "great-grandson" Christopher "Scooter" Sanders, all of Gaston, SC. Predeceased by her husband of 61 years, William; small son, Bobby and her parents, Viola & Robert Minsterman. Blanche was a 1940 graduate of Southside High School, enjoyed golf, bowling, walking, cards, travel, swimming at the YWCA, baseball games, and dancing. At her request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery,  Southport. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – September 4, 2011

 

MOFFE, PATRICK J. Jr.
Patrick J. Jr. of Elmira, NY Age 60, died Sunday, December 30, 2001 after a courageous battle with cancer. Patrick was the son of the late Patrick J. and Grace Rohdamoyer Moffe, Sr. Surviving are; his wife of 40 years, Faith Gee Moffe; Sons, Anthony W. Moffe, Dominic J. and Lynnette Moffe, Patrick J. Moffe, III, and Frank W. and Jessica Moffe all of Elmira. 11 Grandchildren. Sisters, Francine Clark of Horseheads and Peggy Tomassi of Odessa. Brother, John Moffe of Elmira. Stepmother, Floretta Moffe of Horseheads. He was predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Grace Moffe, Sr. and a sister, Mrs. Ruby Johnson. Patrick was retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after 19 years of service as Director of Laundry and Environmental Services. He was a member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church where he served as Lay minister. Patrick was an avid bowler, hunter and sports fan and he greatly enjoyed detailing cars. He enjoyed singing in his loving church. He was a member of the Elmira Bowling Association Since 1964. His main interest in life encompassed his family, home and church especially the love that he shared with his grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 3, 2002 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 PM at the Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 South Main St., Elmira. The funeral and committal services will be held there Friday, January 4, 2002 at 6 PM. the Rev. Edward Crandall will officiate. A private graveside service will be held in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Elmira at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Patrick's memory can be made to; Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or to Falck Cancer Center, c/o Arnot Ogden Hospital Foundation, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905.Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira.

MONTGOMERY Donald F. Age 88, of Elmira, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born September 17, 1916 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Robert and Stella (LaRock) Montgomery. Donald enjoyed bowling, the NY Yankees, going to the casino's, taking long drives in the country, listening to country music and watching John Wayne movies. He particularly enjoyed having coffee and cookies weekly with his good friend, Jo Comereski, and dinner with his good friends, Paul and Boots Hess. Every Saturday Don enjoyed driving to Sayre to visit his nephew, Clayton Terrill. He retired from the Elmira City School District and the Star Gazette. Don was a gunner on a B-17 during WWII. He will be greatly missed by his dogs, Duke and Sparky. Don was predeceased by his parents; wife of 47 years, Louise; sisters, Velma, Mildred and Beatrice; brother, Howard. He is survived by his daughter, Cindy; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Betty; grandchildren, Rene (Darrell), Chrissy, Jamie (Andy) and Paul; great-grandchildren, Blake, Katie, Haley, Megan and Brandon; brother, Bob Montgomery. Don was loved by all his family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Monday, March 28, 2005, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with funeral and committal services at 7:00 p.m. Rev. John McConnell will officiate. Full Military Honors will be accorded at Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Finger Lakes Humane Society, Hammondsport Rd., Bath, NY 14810.

MOORE Charles E.
Age 72 of Niskayuna, NY died Wednesday February 13, 2008 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on January 18, 1936 in Elmira, Charles was the son of the late, Harry & Irene Moore. His survivors are a longtime friend and companion, Susan Brady; along with his three children, a daughter, Jerri Lynn & John McDonald, Wellsburg, NY; son's, Shawn & Amy Moore. Lolo, MT; and Jeff Moore, Northglenn, CO. He has seven grandchildren, Chad (Lisa) McDonald, Travis and Troy McDonald; Brandon and LaShawna Moore; Nick (Kayla) Adams and Brody Moore; sister's, Charlotte (Gerry) Root, Betty Aiken, Pat McCartney, Marilyn (Danny) Golden and Shirley Bradley; a brother, Robert (Shirley) Moore, several nieces, nephews and many family friends. In addition to his parents, Charles was predeceased by a brother, William Moore; a sister, Marjorie Cook Moore; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Cook and Howard Aiken. A Southside High School graduate, Charles attended Tech school and was a Union Steward for Teamsters Local # 529 for many years. He retired form Tri City Rentals, Schenectady, NY as a supervisor in 2001. Charles served his country in the United States Army from 1961-1965. His greatest pleasure was time spent with his family, playing cards, hunting, fishing and camping. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday February 18, 2008 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Caywood's Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Garry Mammarello officiating. Graveside services will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Moore.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/17/2008.

MOORE Marjorie J
COOK  Marjorie J. (Moore) Of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on April 20, 2006 surrounded by her loving family. Her husband Ken Cook; parents, Harry and Irene Moore; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Joy Moore; grandson, Janie Swithers; and brother-in-law, Howard Aiken predeceased her. Her children, Dave and Sandi Love, George and Becky Shutter, Mike (Maureen) VanGalder, Bill and Roxanne Koski, Mark and Kim VanGalder survive Marjorie; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandsons; beloved dog, Diva; brothers and sisters, Charlotte and Jerry Root, Bob and Shirley Moore, Betty Aiken, Pat McCartney, Chuck Moore (Susan Bradley), Danny and Marilyn Golden, Shirley Bradley, Jerry and Mary Compton, Shirley Corey, Doug Cook; best friend, Sandy Covell; and a special nephew, Stan Moore; several nieces and nephews. Lifetime member Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 901. Marjorie was an avid shuffleboard player. Flowers are acceptable or donations to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care 11751 E. Corning Road Corning, NY 14830, or Falck Cancer Center c/o Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904, Saturday, April 22, 2006, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., funeral and committal services following the calling hours at 5:00 p.m. The Rev. Edward Crandall officiating. Interment in Fitzimmons Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

MORRELL - SHERMAN, Marilyn L.
Of Pine City, NY - Was born November 4, 1923 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late H. Benjamin and Mable (Wilson) Morrell, died
peacefully on Monday, May 10, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 86. Her beloved husband of 64 years, Ernest P. Sherman in 2004 and beloved son, Benn M. Sherman in 1987, predeceased her. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ernest P. and Rosemarie Sherman of Flowery Branch, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Janeen and Jack Ripley of Gainesville, GA; nine adored grandchildren, eight much-loved great-grandchildren; brother, Richard H. "Doc" Morrell of Pine City, NY; along with two nieces. Marilyn was a faithful and devoted member of the Pine City Baptist Church for many years. Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services on Friday, May 14, 2010, at the Fitzsimmons Cemetery Southport, NY at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Chester Williams will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Pine City Baptist Church, 1516 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 13, 2010

NOYES Robert G.
Formerly of Raecrest Circle
Was born September 13, 1922 in Buffalo, NY, the son of the late Newton and Edith (Goembel) Noyes, died peacefully on Monday, July 21, 2008, at the Livingston County Center for Nursing Rehabilitation in Mount Morris, NY at the age of 85. Robert married Genevieve D. (Mezey) and prior to her death January 15, 1995 celebrates 50 wonderful years of life and love together. His grandson, Patrick Noyes and sister, Marcia Harasack, also predeceased him. He is survived by his beloved children, Dan (Mary) Noyes of Lansing, KS, Glen Noyes of Delanco, NJ, Larry (Carol) Noyes of Elmira, NY, Sue Bezdany of Mount Morris, NY; adored grandchildren, Dan (Robbie), Molly (Trevor), Kristopher, Allison and Joseph, Billy and Kymberly, Krystal and Vanessa; much-loved great-grandchildren, Grant and Brady, Lilli; along with several nieces and nephews. Robert was a Veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country from 1942 to 1945 with the 845th Bomb Squadron. He retired as a Guidance Counselor from the Elmira City School District after many dedicated years of service. Mr. Noyes was a charter member of Commontime and was a member in the Elmirans Band. He was an avid volunteer with many organizations including: Southern Tier Hospice, Bethany Manor and Office of the Aging. He lived his life to help others and as a result was the recipient of the prestigious Volunteer of the Year Award. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Friday, July 25, 2008, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life and celebrating his memory will follow the visitation (4 p.m.). The reverend Keith Kissel will officiate. Committal services will take place on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. in the Fitztsimmons Cemetery (Cedar @ Maple Ave.) where Robert will be laid to rest with his beloved Genevieve. The Chemung County Veterans Squad will also accord Mr. Noyes Military Honors. Memorial donations may be directed to Commontime, PO Box 828, Elmira, NY 14902 in his memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/22/2008 - 7/24/2008

PIPER, DR. ROBERT ALLEN
“Doc Piper” Chiropractic, Age 69 of Elmira, NY, died Friday, December 4, 1998 at home.  He was born March 30, 1929 in Altoona, Pa to Chauncey and Mildred (Fetters) Piper.  He was the husband of Bea Mary (Bradt) Piper whom he married on May 14, 1961.  Dr. Piper began his chiropractic practice in Elmira in 1955.  He was educated at Mercersburg Academy, Dickinson College, University of Alabama, and Palmer College of Chiropractic.  He is survived by his wife, Bea Mary; sons James Allen Piper of Davenport, IA, Robert Alan Piper of Charlotte, NC, Jay Bradt Piper of Rochester, NY; daughter and son-in-law Marse Jane (Piper) and Michael Andrew Mowrer; grandchildren, Mitchell Allen Mowrer, and Molly Bea Mowrer of Jamestwon, NY; mother Mildred Piper of Altoona, Pa; Mother-in-law Margaret Jane Bradt of Athens, Pa. and sister-in-law Nancy Piper of Wilson, NC.  Dr. Piper was a member of Philbrook Lodge #659 F&AM, Knights Templar, Shrines AAONMS, Corning Consistery, the American Chiropractic Association, and New York Academy of Sciences.  He attended North Presbyterian Church.  Dr. Piper was loved and respected by his family, and his patients who were to him an extension of his family.      (ESG)

PLATE Earl Kristen Plate
Age 37, of Endicott died
on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 25, 2010 at St Joseph Hospital in Elmira, NY, after a courageous 10 month battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a neurological cancer. He was predeceased by his grandfather James Moulthrop. Earl is survived by his wife of 7 years, Brigit E. (Gault) Plate, his son, Alex and daughters, Isabelle and Charlotte, all of Endicott; parents Earl and Norina Plate, Elmira, and mother Darlene (Plate) Bennett, Elmira; grandmother, LuEster Moulthrop; sisters; Brenda Plate (Rick Smith), Nicole (Owen) Newkirk, Katrina Plate (Ryan Marsh), Brandy Lewis; brother, Frank (Jessica) Plate of South Carolina. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Leyton, Landan, Rosie, Giovanni, Kaylanna, Mason, Tucker, Allan, Ryan and Dylan. Earl graduated from Elmira Southside High School, proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, and received his BS degree in Information Technologies. He had been employed at Time Warner Cable, Lockheed Martin and most recently as an IT specialist at the Gault Auto Group in Endicott. Earl loved life and truly enjoyed fishing on the St. Lawrence with Isabelle and Alex, watching the Buffalo Bills, and spending time with his many friends and family. In his younger years his passion for sports drove him. He truly enjoyed running cross country and skiing in the winter. Earl will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Thank you to all who attended his incredible benefit Saturday, November 13th. A special thank you to Dr. Sethie and Dr. Khan at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, Dr. Mauri, and the extraordinary nursing staff on 3D and the 5th floor SNF at St Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. To the entire St. Joseph's Hospital staff for the time spent visiting Earl while he was in the hospital, the baskets made for the benefit, and your unwavering support, your kindness will never be forgotten. The family will receive friends at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira, on Sunday, November 28, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service, officiated by Deacon George Welch, will be held at 5:15 p.m. Interment, with military honors, will take place at Fitzsimmons Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in Earl's memory to Brigit E. Plate, Plate Children's College Fund c/o HSBC Bank, 117 West Main Street, Endicott, NY 13760. Star Gazette - November 26, 2010

 

PLATT Sarah L. Casterline

Of Elmira, NY died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Sarah was born in Sayre, PA July 2nd, 1929 the daughter of the late Floyd and Caroline (Hardenstein) Platt. Surviving is her son: Gary (Pat) Casterline, daughters: Joan (Edgar) Jones of Bellevernon, PA, Joyce Platt, son: Robert (Becky) Hitchcock, daughter: Sarah Hitchcock; 5 grandchildren including special granddaughter: Sherry Cavaluzzi; 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-granddaughters; sisters: Joanne (Bob) Stevens, Jessie (Joe) Arcesi, Genevieve Babcock; many nieces and nephews; and her very special friend, Sally Dempsey. She is predeceased by five brothers, George, Leon, Joe, Alex, and Stanley; and five sisters, Pat, Margaret, Shirley, Dawn, and Janet. She retired from St. Joseph's Hospital. She lived for bingo. She loved listening to music "down home" at the Page Manor in Athens, PA and attended church regularly. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Friday, January 13th, 2012 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and again on Saturday, January 14th from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 1:00PM. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.   Star Gazette – January 13, 2012

 

POPE PATRICIA LOU BENNETT
Patricia Lou Pope Age 75, of Ocala, FL, died Monday, May 22, 2006, in Elmira. She was the daughter of the late Lambert Fred "Bill" Pope and Grace Huston Pope Shull, and was born on February 10, 1931, in Oil City, PA. Pat was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Shirley Alan Bennett; and daughter, Barbara Bennett Perkins. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Bennett of Elmira; and sons, Bruce (Susan) Bennett of Stafford, VA, Douglas (Lisa) Bennett of Sunrise, FL; grandchildren, Daniel Bennett, Julie Loving, Kristin Perkins, David Perkins, Katie Bennett, and Linae Bennett; great-grandchildren, Caitlynn Bennett and Mathew Loving; brother, William (Ellen) Pope of Burbank, CA. She also is survived by several sisters and brothers-in-law, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and many dear friends here in Elmira and Oak Run in Ocala. Pat was employed for a number of years at Mr. Panosian's as head cashier, at both Main St. locations. She also worked as an aide at Coldbrook School and she taught Sunday School with her sister-in-law, Leona Bennett at Southside Baptist Church. Pat was a Past Matron of OES Chapter 323. She volunteered at the Clemens Center, as well as at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. She was a loving Mom who always put her family first in all that she did. Mom loved dancing with Dad, playing cards and canning or freezing from the family garden. Her other passion was genealogy. Mom spent years researching the Thomas, Bennett, Pope, and Huston families and their extended family lines. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Monday, May 29, 2006, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and again on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours (Noon). The Reverend James Crupi will officiate. Procession to Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport immediately following.

 

PRITCHARD - CLARK, Mary E.
Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother & Sister - Was born October 23, 1950 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Lauren and Marie (Comfort) Pritchard. Mary died peacefully on Saturday, July 11, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness at the age of 58. Her son, Jeffery Clark; and sister, Sharon Kelsey predeceased her. She is survived by loving husband of 41 years, David M. Clark; beloved sons, Michael (Antoinette) Clark of Elmira Heights, NY, Stephen (Holly) Clark of Elmira, NY, Jonathon Clark (fiancée, Jamie Stickler) of Elmira, NY; sisters, Lauren (James) Clark of Wellsburg, NY, Jackie Pritchard also of Wellsburg, NY; along with 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, several nieces and nephews. Mary was a graduate of Southside High School Class of 1968. She retired from World Kitchen in Corning, NY after several years of dedicated service. Mary was an avid reader and enjoyed painting portraits and landscapes in her spare time. In honoring her wishes, Mary's visitation, funeral service and committal prayers will be held privately at the convenience of her family and conducted by Assistant Pastor Shawn Cunningham. She will be laid to rest in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905, in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY 14904.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/13/2009

 

RANDALL Olivia J.

Of Pine City, NY: Was born March 29, 2012 in Elmira, NY and became heaven's newest angel on Friday, November 9, 2012. She is survived by her mother, Nicole Randall of Pine City, NY; father, Dakin Capozzi of Elmira, NY; maternal grandparents, Kimberly (Tom) Matthews of Pine City, NY; Mike Randall (Renee Sweitzer) of Elmira, NY; paternal grandmother, Tina Smith of Elmira, NY; maternal great grandmother, Jeannette Cavallaro (Mike Randall) of Elmira, NY; paternal great grandfather, "Kip" Capozzi also of Elmira, NY; maternal great grandmother, Cheryl (Tom) Leshick of Elmira Heights, NY; along with several aunts uncles, and cousins. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Funeral services celebrating Olivia will follow the visitation at 2 PM. Reverend John DeSocio will officiate. Interment will follow in Fitzsimons Cemetery with Father DeSocio conducting the committal prayers.   Star Gazette – November 16, 2012

 

REIDY Lorraine F. McIntosh

Age 77, of Lowman, NY, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at home surrounded by her loving family. Lorraine was born on January 16, 1933 in Troy, PA, the daughter of the late Walter and Marion (Robinson) Reidy. She attended a one-room school house in Berrytown, PA and graduated from Troy High School. Lorraine is survived by her husband of 59 years, Donald E. McIntosh; son, John (Diana) McIntosh of Waneta Lake; daughter, Barbara (Fred) Roberts of Wellsburg, NY, Brenda (Jeff) Mase of Pine City, NY, Bonnie (Larry) Atlow of Defuniak Springs, FL; and son, Donald C. McIntosh of Lowman, NY; grandchildren, Pam (Ryan) Seaman, Stewart (Melissa) Sherman, Jason Roberts, Julie Roberts, Damiean, David Mase, Michael (Danielle) Mase, Terry (Carrie) Atlow and Travis Atlow. Also 10 great-grandchildren; special cousin, Kathy Robinson; and several extended family members. Lorraine was predeceased by a sister, Francis Jane; brothers, Morris and Charles Reidy; grandson, Alan McIntosh; and beloved uncle, Walter Robinson. She was a member and past President of the Grottoettes, Retired Manager of the Grotto Club. She enjoyed camping, was an excellent bowler, and enjoyed riding and being around horses. Lorraine got her greatest joy from being with her children and grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, January 15, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – January 14, 2011

 

ROBINSON Wayne E.
Age 66, of Elmira, NY, died in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, May 06, 2009. Wayne was the former owner of Robinson Texaco. He took great pride and joy in the work he did as a lifelong mechanic. A loving husband, father, Papa and brother, he will be missed by his family and friends. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, George and Mary Robinson; and brother, Gary Robinson. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol of 39 years; devoted daughter, Kelly (Mike) Swan; son, Jamie (Jenny) Robinson; four brothers, Richard, Elwin, Tom and Allen Robinson; Wayne adored his 5 grandchildren, DeVante Hall, Trevon and Terrell Swan, Hayden and Jordyn Robinson. They will all miss their Papa dearly. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, May 8th from 6-8 p.m., followed immediately by his Funeral Service at 8 p.m., Deacon John Hobczuk officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in Wayne's name to Southern Tier Hospice, (envelopes available at the Funeral Home.)  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/7/2009

 

ROGERS Hugh F., Sr.

Age 80 of Elmira, NY. He was born May 16, 1932 in Jasper, NY, son of the late Daniel and Candace (Sherman) Rogers and died Friday, December 14, 2012 at Elcor Health Services. He was predeceased by his son Hugh F. Rogers, Jr. in 2007; brothers Raymond, Glee and Russell. Hugh is survived by his wife Violet; daughters Lisa Spaulding and Penny (Joe) Crawford both of Elmira; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters Mary Earls of WV, Anna Pearl of FL, Jean McCoy of AZ and Leah Lewis of FL along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Hugh was a glassblower with Corning, Inc., employed for 40 years, retiring in 1992. In his younger years, he was a race car driver and an avid outdoorsman. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, December 18th from 5 to 7 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. Rev. Peter Miller will officiate. Interment will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – December 16, 2012

 

ROSENBERG, ANDREW
Andrew, Age 66 of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 surrounded by his family and friends.  He was born August 5, 1936 in New York City.  He is survived by his nephew and Jeff and Coleen Rosenberg of Atlanta, Ga.  He is also survived by several friends at the Liberty Street Home.  Andrew was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by the ARC Staff at the Libert Street ICF.  Friends are invited to attend Andrew’s funeral services on Friday, October 18, 2002 at 11 am at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill Street and Grand Central Ave, Horseheads, NY. Interment in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport, NY.      (ESG)

ROTH, -ANN LORD
Age 68, of Southport, NY, died Saturday, September 20, 1997 at home surrounded by her loving and caring family.  Ann is survived by her husband of 49 years, Thomas; son and daughter-in-law James & Ruth Lord of Southport, NY; daughter and son-in-law Marjorie and Timothy Roe of Cayuta, NY; daughter and son-in-law Diane and Gary Comstock of Gillett, PA; son and daughter-in-law David and Barbara Lord of Horseheads, NY; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Betty and Ray Heller of Manilus, NY; several nieces and nephews; loving K-9 companion “Angle” and “Niko” the cat.  Ann was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Helen Roth.  It is the family’s request that a private memorial service will be held at their convience at the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

ROUILLE –CONNIE NICHOLS age 59 of Elmira, NY. She was born November 24, 1954 in Barton, NY, daughter of the late William and Lucinda (Mathews) Rouille and passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014 at home. She was predeceased by her son Rocky L. Gleason and is survived by her children; Fred (Lupe`) Gleason, Jeff (Bonnie) Donahue, Wendy Nichols, 4 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 6 sisters, and several nieces and nephews. Connie was a former employee of Elmira Stamping and United Dividers. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, September 12th, from 1pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 8pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 8pm. Rev. David Fife will officiate. Interment will be in Fitzsimmons Cemetery on Saturday, September 13th at 11am. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/12/2014

SECHRIST Jyvette A. Age 43, died Tuesday, December 13, 2005, in Sarasota, FL. Jyvette is the daughter of Ronald "Duke" and Vera (Allen) Sechrist of Elmira, NY. A memorial service will be held for Jyvette on Sunday, June 4, 2006, at 2 p.m. in Southside Baptist Church with Rev. David Daniels officiating. Interment will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Southside Baptist Church at 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.

SEYMOUR ELIZABETH J. (BETTY) KERR
Elizabeth J. (Betty) Age 79, of Kinner Hill Rd., Pine City, NY, died in peace surrounded by her loving family on March 29th, 2007 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Louise Seymour. Elizabeth was predeceased by her loving husband and friend of 60 years, Arthur E. Kerr; sisters, Jeanette Kerr, Sue Criss; brothers, Pete Seymour, Bill Seymour, Gene Seymour, Jerry Seymour. She is survived by her loving children, Rodney (Faye) Kerr of Caton, NY, Carolyn (David) Burnham of Elmira, Arthur J. (Julie) Kerr of Pine City, Douglas (Pat) Kerr of Pine City, Barbara (Paul) Daniels of Pine City, Nancy (Russell) Purvis of Lowman, Susan (Ronald) Stanton of Elmira; Robert (Kathy) Kerr of Elmira; 36 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; brother, Bud (Leah) Seymour of Big Pond; sister-in-law, Mick Seymour of Pine City; brother-in-law, Willy Criss of CT; brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Betty Serface of TN; sister-in-law, Mary Carpenter of FL; and many loved nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call a the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Saturday, March 31st, 2007, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted there Sunday, April 1st, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. Lay Pastor John Knapp will officiate. Graveside services will follow in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Betty worked for many years at Diamond Dry Cleaners until she retired to enjoy her grandchildren. A very special "Thank You" to Pat Kerr and Southern Tier Hospice and others for helping with mothers care. Betty was a very caring and giving person. Please make memorials in Betty's name to the Southern Tier Hospice, or "Make-A-Wish" Foundation, or the American Cancer Society. Donation envelopes will be provided by the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

SEYMOUR –JEANETTE KERR loving, wife, mother and grandmother Age 75 of Gillett, PA died Sunday April 8th, 2001, after an extended illness, surrounded by her loving husband and children at the Troy Community Hospital. Her son, James Arthur Kerr; her brothers, William and Gerald Seymour; and her sister, Delores Criss preceded her in death. Jeanette is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, James R. Kerr; six children, Kathleen (Vaughan) Harkness of Columbia Crossroads, PA, Raymond (Cindy) Kerr of Troy PA, Mark (Bonnie) Kerr of Gillett, PA, Joan (Daniel) Andrews of Williamsburg, VA, Lisa (Greg) Garwood of Dunedin, FL and David (Lisa) Kerr Of Gillett, PA; 13 grandchildren, Sharri (Mike) Weed, Scott Harkness, Sheila (Tom) Lechner, Travis (Rebia) Kerr, Nathan Kerr, Ryan Wright, Stephanie Wright, Janel (Anthony) Alexander, Annie Brewer, Caylin Brewer, Lindsey Kerr, Kevin Kerr and Heather Kerr; 5 great-grandchildren, Devon and Logan Weed, Brenden and Drake Lechner and Brock Kerr-Porter. Also surviving Jeanette are her brothers, Gene Seymour, Pete (Marie) Seymour and Phillip (Leaha) Seymour; her sister, Betty (Arthur) Kerr; and several nieces nephews. Jeanette was a former employee of Facet Industries. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 10th, 2001 from 5-7 PM with a Memorial Service, to celebrate her life, to follow at 7:00 PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or The American Lung Association, in Jeannette's name.  –Elmira Star Gazette.  (Buried Fitzsimmons Cemetery.)

SEYMOUR, WAYNE E.
“Gene” Age 81 of Horseheads, NY, formerly of Southport, NY, died Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at Bath Va Hospital, Bath, NY.  He is survived by his son; Thomas (Kathleen) Seymour of Erin, NY, daughter; Dawn (John) Klein of Horseheads, NY, grandchildren; Michael (Linda) Foster, Amy (Kraig) Casier, Lisa Seymour, Shawn Foster, Sue (Brian) Bachert and Jennifer Knapp, great grandchildren; Zachery, Megan, Danielle, Darby, and Noah. Brothers; Wilson (Marie) Seymour, Phillip (Leah) Seymour. Sister; Betty (Arthur) Kerr.  Gene was predeceased by his loving wife, Marie Seymour in 1995, and also by his brothers; William, Gerald, and sisters; Jeanette Kerr and Delores Criss.  Gene was a former employee of the Remington Rand Corp. and a retired employee of Linn S. Chapel Lumber Co. of Elmira.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home on Saturday, January 11, 2003 from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm with Funeral and Committal Service there at the conclusion of calling hours.  Interment in Fitzsimmons Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing may make memorials to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice. A Candle of Remembrance may be left for the family at www.olthof.com.  (ESG)
(*Note:  Marie L. MUDGE "Seymour" died Dec. 11, 1995, interned in Forest Lawn and then transferred to Fitzsimmons Cemetery in 2003 to be with her husband).

 

SHAPPEE Fred L. Shappee

A lifelong resident of the Pine City community, died Monday, May 9, 2011 following declining health at the age of 91. Survived by his loving wife, Lois Shappee, Pine City; son, Jack (Suzanne) Shappee, IN; daughters, Linda (Niel Powell) Shappee, FL; Susan Shappee-Sheen, Pine City; stepchildren, Teena (Ben Carr) Brewer, TN; TJ (Kim) Brewer, PA; grandchildren, David (Karen) Shappee, CO; Karen (Matt) Childress, IN; Jack (Sandra) Shappee, IN; Brian Dickinson, FL; 5 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, several nieces and nephews; special friends, Marie Guzman and David Sheen. Fred was predeceased by his sisters, Frances (Ernest) Little, Lillian (Roy) Gustin; brother, Jack (Jean) Shappee; great grandchild, E. James Shappee. Born on October 24, 1919, in Southport, Fred was the son of the late, Arthur & Daisy Tillinghast Shappe. Fred grew up learning the value of hard work. He was the proprietor of Shappee's Meat Plant and co proprietor of Pine City Meat Market. He was a member of the Pine City Baptist Church, Pine City Vol. Fire Dept., and Fur, Fin & Feather Sportsman's Club where he enjoyed special times with friends. Fred was an avid sports fan who enjoyed the NY Yankees, Penn State football, and Syracuse University football and basketball. He played Big ball on the Pine City Team, coached and umpired Little League. In honor of his wishes all services were handled privately at his family's convenience and he was interred in Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Fur, Fin & Feather Sportsman Club, PO Box 323, Elmira, NY 14902 in Fred's memory.  Star Gazette – May 15, 2011

 

SHERMAN, ERNEST
Ernest “Parm” Palmer, Town of Southport resident, age 86, of Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY, died peacefully on Monday, September 13, 2004, at home with his wife by his side.  He was born June 17, 1918 in Pine City, NY, the son of the late Erie M and Edith (Palmer) Sherman.  “Parm”, as he was affectionately known, married Marilyn Morrell on August 5, 1941 in Alexandria, VA.  They have celebrated 63 wonderful years of life and love together.  Ernest was predeceased by his son, Benn M. Sherman in 1987; and his sister, Elizabeth Sherman.  He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; son and daughter-in-law Ernest P. and Rosemarie Sherman Jr. of Flowery Branch, GA; daughter and son-in-law Janeen and Jack Ripley of Coudersport, PA; cousin Henderson Sherman of Elmira, NY; along with nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  “Parm” retired from the Elmira Star Gazette after 35 years of dedicated and faithful service as foreman of the mailroom.  He was a member of the Pine City Baptist Church.  He greatly enjoyed woodworking and “tinkering”.  Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service on Thursday, September 16, 2004 in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Maple Ave. and Cedar St. at 11:00 am.  His friend and pastor Rev. Horace Stoddard will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Pine City Baptist Church, 1516 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871, in his memory.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home.   (ESG)

SHERWOOD
Jr., Charles D. "Chugger" Formerly of Elmira died Friday February 16, 2007, unexpectedly in Daytona Beach, FL where he had been residing at the age of 55. Charles is survived by his father Charles D. Sherwood Sr.; Elmira; a son, Charles D. Sherwood III, FL; two sisters, Susan & John Pate, Florida; and Margaret Sherwood; Connecticut; three brothers, James Sherwood, Elmira; Timothy (Joann Ridosh) Sherwood, Elmira; and Christopher Sherwood, Massachusetts; nieces, Catherine and Kimberly Pate, Katie Sherwood and a nephew, Alex Sherwood. Charles was much loved son, brother, uncle and friend. He enjoyed motorcycle and racing events. Charles cherished the fun life he found in Florida. An ardent sportsmen, Charles loved football and was an avid NY Giants fan. Charles was predeceased by his mother, Margaret Mitchel Sherwood. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, March 1, 2007 between the hours of 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place at Caywood's on Friday morning at 11 a.m. with burial following in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Lung Assoc. 1595 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14620 in Charles memory.

SHERWOOD James G.
Beloved son of Charles "Chuck" Sherwood, residing at Cherry Wood Manor, Southport died
unexpectedly Wednesday, September 1, 2010. Born on March 24, 1955 in Elmira, James is survived by his father Charles D. Sherwood Sr., Elmira; two sisters, Susan & John Pate, Florida; and Margaret Sherwood, Connecticut; two brothers, Timothy (Joann Ridosh) Sherwood, Elmira; and Rev. Dr. Christopher Sherwood, Massachusetts; nieces, Catherine and Kimberly Pate, Katie Sherwood and nephew, Alex Sherwood. James was a much loved son, brother, uncle and friend. A 1973 graduate of Southside High School, James attended Corning Community College. He is remembered for his artistic talents. James was predeceased by his mother, Margaret Mitchel Sherwood and his brother, Charles "Chugger" Sherwood. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, September 4, 2010 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will take place at Caywood's on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. Burial will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY at the family's convenience.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 4, 2010

SMITH Beatrice J.
Town of Southport Resident - Beatrice J. Smith, age 70, of Kinner Hill Road, Pine City, New York, died after losing her courageous battle with cancer on October 1, 2009. She was born in Binghamton, NY on September 7, 1939; Beatrice was the daughter of the late George and Beatrice Josephine (Maines) Smith of Elmira, NY. Beatrice was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that enjoyed traveling, a good night out at a casino, flowers, and reading a good book when she wasn't spending time with her family and friends. She retired from St. Joseph's Hospital after 34 years of service in June 2006. Her son, Douglas Scott Smith, and her grandson, Ryan Smith, predecease her. She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-two years, Ernest L. Smith; daughters, Elizabeth Anne (Morris), Amy Lynn (Sindone); sons, Timothy John, Robert Stanley, and Brian Ernest; daughters-in-law, Karen Smith-Nero, Catherine Ketter-Smith and Tina Ames-Smith; grandsons, Dillon, Brandon, Zachary, Joseph (Sindone), Brian, Jacob, Thomas, Gregory, and Joshua; granddaughters, Nicole and Shawna; great-grandchildren, Shane, Calvin, and Madison; siblings, Georgia (Albert) Ceece, William (Nolle) Smith, George ( Shirley) Smith, David (Carol) Smith; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Smith, Rosemary (Lee) Zepp, and Doris Knapp; and special friends, Carrie Bruce, Robin Heiges, and Jodi and Chris Thomas. The family will be forever grateful to Southern Tier Hospice and they cannot thank them enough for the care and devotion they give to Beatrice and the support they give to our family. The family will be present to receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2009, at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Funeral services will immediately follow the calling hours 8 p.m. with a graveside service following on Monday, October 5, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at the Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport, NY. The Reverend Richard Elliott will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations in Beatrice's memory may be made to the Falck Cancer Ostomy Club c/o Peg Ledin, 241 Leisure Lane, Horseheads, NY 14845-4006.  Published in Star-Gazette from October 2 to October 3, 2009

SMITH, DAWN LEE DICKINSON
Dawn Lee Dickinson, Town of Southport resident, age 58, of Holecek Ave., Elmira, NY died after courageously battling cancer for years on Monday, November 17, 2003 at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born July 19, 1945 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, the daughter of the late Allen J. and Helen Pritchard Smith.  Dawn is survived by her loving husband, Charles F. Dickinson; beloved children Cathiejo Mayer of Elmira, NY, Alicia and James Reedy of Wellsburg, NY, Kimberly Mayer of Elmira, NY; six grandchildren; sister Catherine (Keith) Moore of Elmira, NY; niece Amanda Moore of Elmira Heights, NY; aunt Thelma Valushin of Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Dawn retired from the AETNA/Travelers Life Insurance Co. after 17 years of dedicated service.  After her retirement she worked part time at IN-TO-IT and North east DAT, both of Elmira.  She was active in her community with the Rebecca’s #423 I.O.O.F., the Grand Ladies Encampment Auxiliary and I.O.O.F., Past Grand Matriarch, Department Association of the Patriarch’s Militant I.O.O.F. and was currently the stenographer for them. Dawn crocheted many quilts, was an avid bowler and loved bingo.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home on Thursday, November 20, 2003 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8 p.m.  The Rev. Nora Jerzak will officiate.  Interment services will be held privately in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Elmira, NY at a time convenient with the family.  Those wishing please make memorials in Dawn Lee Dickinson’s name to the Grand Encampment Cancer Fund, 502 Holecek Ave., Elmira, NY or the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.        (ESG)

 

SMITH Madeline Mae Kuhn 

A longtime resident of Southport, passed away, Tues. Feb. 12, 2013 at the home of her loving daughter, Tamie Kuhn who provided loving care with the help of cherished friends.  Born on Dec 4, 1924 in Snederkerville, PA; Madeline was the daughter of the late, Freeman & Hazel Steele Smith. She was employed by the Remington Rand for 15 years and Thatcher Glass for over 25 years until her retirement. A dedicated Christian, she was a longtime member of Elmwood Baptist Church. An avid bowler, Madeline was active on various leagues at the Dixie Lanes. She was a member of the Red Hatters, White Cross, the American Baptist Women's Ministry's and bird watching.   In addition to her parents, Madeline was predeceased by her sister, Louise Panyla and son-in-law, Fred Hogg.   Surviving are her children, Tamie Kuhn, Horseheads; Jean Ann (Lance) Rohr, Southport; Mary Louise Hogg, Las Vegas, NV; sister, Geraldine Kenyon, WI; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  In honor of her wishes all services will take place privately at the family's convenience. Interment will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery.    Star Gazette – February 17, 2013

 

SPENCER, DEBBIE RARICK
Debbie Rarick, age 41, died on Friday, October 22, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira.  She is survived by her fiancé, Charles Klinger;  parents Linda (Treadeau) and Keith Spencer; daughter Jamie Rarick; sister Sandra (Jim) Voorhees; brothers Mike Spencer, Richard (JoAnn) Spencer; aunts Virginia (Donald) Holmes, Carol (Robert) Tarr; maternal grandmother Irene Treadeau; paternal grandfather Francis Spencer; several nieces and nephews.  Debbie was predeceased by her paternal grandmother Virginia Spencer; maternal grandfather Earl Treadeau; and uncle Alan Spencer.  She was a member of the K-9 Dog Club, the Manchester Dog Club, and was a volunteer of the Chemung County SPCA.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home on Monday October 25, 2004, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with funeral and committal immediately following.  Chaplain Mary Ann Klee will officiate.  Interment will be in Fitzsimmons Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of One’s Choice.    (ESG)

STEVENS Debra L.
Age 47, died December 2008 in Simi Valley, CA. She was born September 1, 1961 in Elmira, the beloved daughter of Donald E. Stevens of Elmira, NY and Barbara R. Stevens of Elmira, NY, and a 1979 graduate of Southside High School. Survived by brother and sister-in-law, Charles (Chip) E. (Bonnie) Stevens of Wellsburg, NY; niece, Jessica M. Stevens of Elmira, NY; nephew, Charles E. Stevens Jr. of Wellsburg, NY; uncle, David P. (Kathy) Robinson of Savona, NY; aunt, Linda A. (Robert) Burns of Farmington, NY; and several cousins. No calling hours at her request. Committal and burial in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/11/2009 - 1/12/2009

STRANGER - MATTHEWS, Darlene Louise (Stranger)
Age 56, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Lewis Matthews, Sr.; children, Lewis (Carmen) Matthews, Jr., Tom (Kim) Matthews, Jason (Melissa) Matthews, Henry (Terri) Matthews, Novella (Dave) Kinner, Scott (Jesse) Matthews. Joe (Kelly) Matthews, Amanda (Jaak) Hickey, sisters; Sandy (Gene) Steinhelper, Jackie (Bernie) Barnes, Yvonne (Steve) Kent, Roxy (Rickey) Beach, Pam French, and Cindy (Mike) McLaughlin, brothers, Eric (Roxy) Stranger, Mark (Lisa) Stranger, and Doug (Karen) Hollenbeck; 22 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; special nieces, Erica and Ashley Kent; also several other nieces and nephews; special sister-in-law, Betty Belloma; special friends, Velma and Jim Gilmartin. Darlene was very active and dedicated to the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, she retired from the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Interment will be held in Fitzsimmons Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. The family would like to especially thank Iva & Christine.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/4/2009 - 5/5/2009

THOMAS - BUCKHOLTZ
Ethel Belle Lifelong resident of Southport Age 80, of Rolling Acres Pine City, NY, died peacefully on Friday, October 21, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with her family at her side. She was born February 6, 1925 in Canton, PA, the daughter of Pearl and Susan (Morse) Thomas. Ethel married Charles A. Buckholtz Sr. on February 10, 1945 in Elmira, NY in St. John's, with Reverend Winteroffe presiding. Her loving husband, Charles whom she enjoyed 60 wonderful years of life and love with, survives her; beloved son, Charles A. Buckholtz Jr. of Lowman, NY; brothers, Robert (Delores) Thomas of Rochester, NY, Edward (Ginny) Thomas of Springhill, FL; sister, Margaret (Byron) Fisher of Owego, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Ethel loved and enjoyed her Yorkshire Terriers. She was a former communicant of St. John's Church and presently a communicant of St. Mary's Church. For 28 ½ years she was a dedicated employee at the Remington Rand working on the Nordan sight and later retired from Corning Inc. after 17 ½ years of faithful service with quality control. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Monday, October 24, 2005, from 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating her life will follow the visitation. (3:00 p.m.) The Reverend Richard Farrell will officiate. Interment will follow in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery in the Town of Southport, NY. Memorial Donations may be directed to the Heart Institute c/o Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 ATTN: Susan Reynolds. A 'Candle of Remembrance' may be left for the family in obituaries at www.olthof.com. The family of Mrs. Buckholtz wish to express their sincere gratitude to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center's Nature Core Clinic, Heart Institute, Doctor's, nurse's and entire staff for their outstanding care and compassion given to Ethel.

 

TILLOTSON Bruce A.

Bruce Tillotson of Elmira, NY and Fort Pierce, FL died very suddenly at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center on Thursday evening, September 15, 2011. He was born on July 29, 1947 in Sayre, PA to Betty Tillotson and the late, William Tillotson. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Roxie (Tobey) Tillotson with whom he shared 33 wonderful years of marriage, and his mother, Betty Tillotson of Chemung, NY. He was predeceased by his father, Bill Tillotson; grandparents, Art & Helen Rinebold; aunt and uncles, Phyllis & Bill Rutledge, Art Rinebold; paternal grandparents, Paul & Maude Tillotson; and father-in-law, Jack Tobey. He is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins, including, JoEllen Robinson and Roger Kleinfield, Horseheads, NY; Naomi Rinebold, Elmira, NY; Robert & Birdie Shipman, Waverly, NY; Lillian Rinebold, Meredin, CT; and special cousins and friends, John Robinson Jr., Lighthouse Point, FL; Steve & Gina Wright, Waverly, NY. He also leaves behind to mourn him, his mother-in-law, Ellen "Sis" Tobey; his in-laws, Russ & Stephanie Tobey, with their daughter, Brooke (Bruce's special niece and beloved Goddaughter); Jack & Arlene Tobey, with their children, "JR" Jack Russell, Danyelle and her husband, Larry Marsh (currently serving in IRAQ) with their children, Nathan and Adyn and niece, Tiffanie Marie all of Elmira, NY; Dianna & Richard Allen, Penn Yan, NY; with their children, Jennifer Allen and Jason and Megan Allen with their daughter, "Miss Amelia" all of Pine City, NY; and the Brent Travis family of Elmira, NY. Bruce and Roxie were the former proprietors of the Grain Bin in Southport. He retired from Cayuga Medical Center and was enjoying his retirement when he was taken ill. He loved his home in Florida and was looking forward to spending his second winter there. He was an avid hunter, loved the game of golf and will be missed by his golfing buddies, Tom Savino, Lou Lovecchio and Terry Holmes. Bruce was a fun-loving, wonderful friend to many, and he will be missed by all his friends and former co-workers at Cayuga Medical Center. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY on Monday evening, September 19, 2011 between the hours of 5-8 pm. A prayer service will follow the visitation at 8:15 pm with Joe Erway officiating. Burial will take place at the family's convenience in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Those wishing to remember Bruce may do so by a memorial to the Children's Miracle Network, Pathways, Inc. Day Program, 1408 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14904 or the charity of one's choice in his memory.   Star Gazette – September 18, 2011

 

VanGALDER Rodney Frank VanGalder

Age 81, of Elmira, NY. He was born February 4, 1929 in Candor, NY, son of Donald and Ethel (Jackson) Van Galder died peacefully at home Tuesday, January 11, 2011. He was predeceased by brothers, Donald, Dan and Glenn; sisters, Barbara Brewer and Ruth Enderlee. He is survived by his wife, Joan and their children, Bradley of Elmira, Richelle (Bruce) Shafer of Derby, NY, Michael (Maureen Belgraph), Mark Van Galder (Kim Dunn), Sandra (Dave) Love, Rebecca (George) Shutter, Roxanne Koski; brother, Richard of TX; and sister, Marjorie of FL; 18 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; special lifelong friends, Jack Stansfield and Lou Cook. Rodney retired from American LaFrance after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the organizer of the American LaFrance Reunions. Many friends shared his hospitality at Oakdale Avenue, Mormon Lake and Ocala, Florida. Family and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services on Thursday, January 13, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 813 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. The family will provide their own flowers. Memorial donations may be directed to the Steele Memorial Library, 101 East Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901.  Star Gazette – January 12, 2011

 

VanZILE Edward VanZile (1919 - 2012)

A longtime resident of Southport died on Sat. Oct. 6, 2012 at home following declining health with his family by his side at the age of 93. Born on May 24, 1919 in Delmar Township, PA, Edward was the son of the late Herbert & May O'Bryan VanZile. He served his country during WWII in the US Army and during his service received the Purple Heart. Edward married Evelyn Walker on December 5, 1938 and she predeceased him on Oct. 9, 2010. Together they enjoyed traveling and spent summers on Waneta Lake and warm winters in Plant City, FL for the last 35 years. He was employed by Eclipse for over 33 years. Edward was a former member of the Southport Fire Dept., enjoyed playing cards, a fan of the NY Mets, Tampa Bay Rays and enjoyed taking cruises. He was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed times spent with his family. Surviving are his loving children, Ruth (Robert) Diehr, Pine City; Donna (Pete) Thomas, Elmira; Mary (Gary) McConnell, Conyers, GA; Joseph (Nancy) VanZile, Clermont, FL; grandchildren, Rob (Sherrie) Diehr and Cindy (Mike) Kienenberger, Elmira; Brett VanZile and Kyle (Kim) VanZile, Clermont, FL; Tina (Jimmy) Shake, Covington, GA; Bill (Kim) Wilson, Carrollton, GA; 14 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Jim (Ethel) Mayer and Anne Butler, Elmira; Jim (Nancy) Walker, Doris Warner and Tom Decker, Wellsboro, PA. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tues. Oct. 9, 2012 between the hours of 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1:15 p.m. Graveside services will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the in Edward's memory. Special thanks to Care First (Southern Tier Hospice) for the wonderful care they provided Edward and his family.   Star Gazette – October 7, 2012

 

VERMILYA, -WHEELER, JOYCE V.
Joyce V Wheeler of Elmira, NY, age 64 of Dubois St. and Sebring, FL died peacefully January 26, 2002 at home surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness.  She was born October 25, 1937 in Grover, PA, the daughter of the late Floyd and Leone (June) Vermilya.  She was predeceased by her special nephew, John Vermilya; sister Clarice Corey; brother Glenford Vermilya.  Her survivors include: loving husband of 42 years Robert F Wheeler, son and daughter-in-law Robert “Bud” and Jackie Wheeler Jr.; with their daughter, Sarah; daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Robert Lamber Jr.; with their children Kyle, Allison and Elizabeth; brothers F.Edgar (Mary) Vermilya of Canton, PA; Lyle (Ginny) Vermilya also of Canton, PA; sister-in-law Marlene Vermilya of Canton, PA; Barbara ;(Fred) Wheeler of Elmira, NY; Irene (Bob) Kendall of Troy, PA; Mary Lou Wheeler and Jane Wheeler of Canton, PA along with several nieces and nephews.  Joyce was a long-time employee of the Southside Sub Shop.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who will be dearly missed.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral Services will be held there on Wednesday at 11:00 am.  The Rev. Howard L. Hunt will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in the name of Joyce Wheeler may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 1175 Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.     (ESG)

WALKER Evelyn Mary VanZile
A longtime resident of Southport died on Saturday evening, October 9, 2010 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center where she was receiving care following an illness with her loving family at her side. Born on November 5, 1917 in Shippen Twp. PA, Evelyn was the daughter of the late James Burton & Hattie Belle Harlow Walker. She married Edward VanZile on December 5, 1938. Together they enjoyed traveling and spent summers on Waneta Lake and warm winters in Plant City, FL for the last 35 years. She was employed by the Remington Rand for many years. Evelyn was a life member of the Southport Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, enjoyed playing cards, a fan of the NY Mets and enjoyed taking cruises. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed times spent with her family. Surviving is her loving husband of 72 years, Edward VanZile, Southport; their children, Ruth (Robert) Diehr, Pine City; Donna (Pete) Thomas, Elmira; Mary (Gary) McConnell, Covington, GA; Joseph (Nancy) VanZile, Clermont, FL; grandchildren, Rob (Sherrie) Diehr and Cindy (Mike) Kienenberger, Elmira; Brett VanZile and Kyle VanZile, Clermont, FL; Tina (Jimmy) Shake, Covington, GA; Bill (Kim) Wilson, Carrollton, GA; thirteen great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Jim (Ethel) Mayer and Anne Butler, Elmira; Jim (Nancy) Walker, Doris Warner and Tom Decker, Wellsboro, PA. Evelyn was the last of nine siblings. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 between the hours of 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. with the Reverend John McConnell officiating. Graveside services will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice in Evelyn's memory. The family would like to thank the care givers at Arnot-Ogden Medical Centers 4D and 3C for the outstanding care Evelyn received during her hospitalization. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 11, 2010

 

WEISKOPF Donald R.

Age 84 of Pine City, NY, formerly of Elmira, died at home. Don was born in Elmira on February 19, 1928; he was the son of the late Raymond and Lulu English Weiskopf. His beloved wife Shirley predeceased him in 2008 and daughter Lynda Cummings in 2001. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, David (Joyce) Weiskopf of Horseheads, NY, Ronald (Michaelene) Weiskopf of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Bryon (Cathy) Weiskopf of Pine City; daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly (Jan) Stanton of Elmira, Debbie (Chris) Olivieri of Bennington, NY; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild, including Robby and Bryanna, who were able to love and care for Don every day for the last 4 years; sister Marjorie Smith of Elmira; step daughters Sharon Bottone of Elmira Heights, Shirlene Mase of Thorndale, PA. In addition to his wife and daughter, Don is also predeceased by his sister, Genevieve Watts, and brother, Harold Weiskopf. Don was proud to serve his country in the United States Air Force during World War II. He worked at LRC here in Elmira for several years and various other HVAC companies in the area. He loved to cook at Ronnie's Lunch here in Elmira. He had a profound love of the St. Lawrence River, hunting, fishing and camping. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Monday, March 12th, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8:00 PM. The Reverend David Daniels will officiate. Private graveside services will be held at the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Memorials donations in Donald's name may be made to the Ivy 2 Dialysis Unit, 602 Ivy Street, Elmira, NY 14905.  Elmira Star Gazette – March 11, 2012

 

Frederick WHEELER, 82 of Elmira, NY died on Thursday, October 10, 2002.  He was a former resident of Canton, PA and was the son of the late Fred and Frances Wheeler of Canton.  Fred was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Albee Truck Inc.  Among his survivors are five children, 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; his sister, Irene (Robert) Kendall of Troy, PA and brother, Robert Wheeler of Elmira, NY.  Services were held October 14 at the Oltholf funeral Home in Elmira, NY with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and internment following in Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport, NY.  Memorial donations in Fred’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, NYS affiliate, Ann Heart Gifts, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or the Southside Baptist Church, 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904.

FREDERICK (RED) WHEELER - Retired employee of Albee Truck, Inc.  died on Thursday, October 10, 2002 at the age of 82.  Fred was born in Elmira and lived in Canton, PA until 1951, when he returned to Elmira.  In addition to Barbara, his wife of 60 years, Fred is survived by his children: John (Kathleen) Wheeler of Greece, NY; James (Sharon) Wheeler of Elmira, NY; Joette (Phil) Devon of Penfield, NY; Frederick (Angela) Wheeler III of Burkburnett, TX; William (Colleen) Wheeler of Elmira, NY; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving Fred are his sister, Irene (Robert) Kendall of Troy, PA; brother, Robert Wheeler of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Wheeler and Jayne Wheeler, both of Canton, PA; and Audrey Heess of Phoenix AZ.  Fred was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Frances Wheeler of Canton, PA; brothers, Harold Wheeler and Scott Wheeler, also of Canton, PA.; sister, Mary MacBlane of Elmira; sister-in-law, Joyce Wheeler of Elmira; brothers-in-law, Louis MacBlane of Elmira; and Walter Heess of Phoenix, AZ; and great-grandchild, Christopher Wheeler of Rochester, NY.  Fred was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Albee Truck, Inc. Family and friends may call Sunday, October 13, 2002 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. A remembrance service will be held there on Monday, October 14, 2002 at 11:00 AM with interment immediately following in Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport, NY. The Rev. Donald Rockwell will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Fred's name to the American Heart Assoc. NYS Affiliate, Attn Heart Gifts, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY or to the Southside Baptist Church, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

WHEELER - Frederick S. “Fred” Wheeler Jr.
died on Thursday, October 10, 2002 at the age of 82. Fred was born in Elmira and lived in Canton, PA until 1951, when he returned to Elmira.  In addition to Barbara, his wife of 60 years, Fred is survived by his children: John (Kathleen) Wheeler of Greece, NY; James (Sharon) Wheeler of Elmira, NY; Joette (Phil) Devon of Penfield, NY; Frederick (Angela) Wheeler III of Burkburnett, TX; William (Colleen) Wheeler of Elmira, NY; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Also surviving Fred are his sister, Irene (Robert) Kendall of Troy, PA; brother, Robert Wheeler of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Wheeler and Jayne Wheeler, both of Canton, PA; and Audrey Heess of Phoenix AZ.  Fred was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Frances Wheeler of Canton, PA; brothers, Harold Wheeler and Scott Wheeler, also of Canton, PA.; sister, Mary MacBlane of Elmira; sister-in-law, Joyce Wheeler of Elmira; brothers-in-law, Louis MacBlane of Elmira; and Walter Heess of Phoenix, AZ; and great-grandchild, Christopher Wheeler of Rochester, NY.  Fred was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Albee Truck, Inc. Family and friends may call Sunday, October 13, 2002 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.  A remembrance service will be held there on Monday, October 14, 2002 at 11:00 AM with interment immediately following in Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport, NY.  The Rev. Donald Rockwell will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Fred’s name to the American Heart Assoc. NYS Affiliate, Attn Heart Gifts, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or to the Southside Baptist Church, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.  Birthdate: October 26, 1919 - Place of Birth: Canton, PA

WHEELER - McELROY, Virginia R.
Retired Town of Southport Deputy Clerk
Of Southport, NY, died at home on Tuesday, May 8, 2007. She was predeceased by her loving husband, William "Bill" McElroy in 1999. Virginia is survived by her children, Dian (Bill) Bargy of Ontario, NY, Charles D. (Dawn) McElroy of Elmira, NY, Vikki L. (Drew) Hammond of Ovid, NY; grandchildren, David McElroy, Dana Hammond, Rebecca Bargy, Jacob Bargy, Kathryn Hammond, Emily Bargy, Nicholas McElroy; sister, Carole Harrison; brothers, James Wheeler, Donald Wheeler, Jack Northrup. She retired from the Southport Town Hall, where she was a Deputy Town Clerk and Historian. Virginia was a member of the Elmira Weslyan Church. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, from 5 to 8 p.m. and also on Wednesday from 12 to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held there at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Gary Mammerello and Reverend Ed Crandall officiating. Interment in Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Virginia's name to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

WHITE, - FUDGE, YVONNE
WHITE, - MADELYN LEWIS
Daughter & Mother – Their lives will be both remembered and celebrated in a Memorial Service on Thursday, April 19, 2003 in Emmanuel Episcopal Church (10 am) with the Rev. Lee Love officiating.  Interment will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.  Friends are invited to attend the service and interment.  Both had lived in Lancaster PA for many years before their passing. Madelynn P. White Lewis was born July 26, 1913 and died November 19, 1996 and Yvonne White Fudge was born October 19, 1939 and died October 11, 2000.  Yvonne was married 41 years to Donald G. Fudge of Lancaster, PA; surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter Tammy Lynn, married to James B. Leddy of Columbia, PA; and twin sons James Donald Fudge and John Harold Fudge of Lancaster, PA; a grandson Adam Leddy of Kent University, OH; and a sister Madelynne, married to Richard Kankus of Elmira, NY; a nephew Stephen married to Lori Kankus of Marcellus, NY; a niece Ann married to Robert Donovan of Elmira, NY;   She was predeceased by a brother Donald White and her mother Madelyn . Madelyn is survived by a daughter Madelyn, wife of Richard Kankus of Elmira, NY; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.   (ESG)

WILSON, KARLE E. JR.
Karle E. Jr, Moose Club & Eagles Club, side by side, age 56, of 35 Hampton Rd., Elmira died at home after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, October 19, 2002.  He is survived by his Housemate & Special friend, Mary J Cook, wife, Patricia.  Children; Shannon Mitchell, FL, Chyleen (Don) Freas, Horseheads, Karle E. Wilson III with friend Shannon, Elmira; Karleton Wilson & Laken Wilson both of Elmira; five grandchildren; sister, Kandy (Jay) Taylor, Elmira; brother William (Karen) Wilson, Florida; Elaine Wilson, Mother of Shannon, Chyleen and KarleIII ; several nieces, nephews & cousins and many friends including Regina Kalec, Melissa and Don Kalec Jr. Karle was a retired Motor Equipment Mechanic at Elmira Correctional Facility and Director of Building and Grounds and Auto Maintenance at Kalec Funeral Home.  A life Member of the loyal Order of the Moose and Past Governor of the Former Elmira Moose Lodge #517 and a member of the Elmira Eagles Club.  A regular attendee at AA meetings having received his four year coin.  Pre-deceased by his parents, Karle & Jenny Wilson.  Donations in Karle’s name may be made to Hospice (envelopes available at the Funeral Home).  A special Thank You to the Staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.  Relatives and Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Monday October 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral Service there 11 am Tuesday, October 22, 2002, Rev. Jack Myers officiating.  Burial will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.    (ESG)

WOLFE Lloyd Churchill Jr. "LC"  [SRGP 59372]
A longtime resident of the Southport community died, Sunday evening, August 3, 2008 at the age of 88 following a long-term illness. Born on August 24, 1919 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA. Jr. was the son of Lloyd Sr. & Martha Brace Wolfe. He married Helene Robakoski on November 29, 1941 in Blossburg, PA. Lloyd a.k.a. "LC" was a well known local contractor who operated LC Wolfe Contractors Inc. for many years and later operated D&L Leasing. He is remembered as a wonderful father and provider who always worked hard to provide for his family. Lloyd was a sociable man who enjoyed friends and family. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Helene Robakoski Wolfe; and their children, John Douglas (Betty) Wolfe, Lowman; Dennis Lloyd (Mary) Wolfe, Wellsburg; Gloria Lynn (Thomas) West, Chicago IL; Michael David (JoHanna) Wolfe; Marsha Ann Wolfe, Elmira; Sheila Marie (Leon) Bourdage, Corning; Karen Michelle (David) Clark, Wellington, FL; Pamela Joyce Wolfe, Elmira; eleven grandchildren, Amy, Winifred, Kevin, Dennis Jr. Ian, John, Christopher, Thomas, Brieanna, Ashley and Nichole; six great grandchildren along with his canine companion, Ralph. In addition to his parents, Lloyd was predeceased by his sister, Josephine Wolfe and his brother, George Wolfe. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, August 7, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. and again on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. officiated by Reverend Richard Farrell. Graveside services will follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Memorial Donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice in his memory. 

 

WOYCHAK Nicholas "Gene"

Age 78, of Pine City, NY. died peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2012, surrounded by his loving family at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Shirley N. Woychak; children, Michael (Susan) Woychak, John (Jan) Woychak and Sharon (Tony) Faulisi; grandchildren, Allison, Michelle, Stephanie, Nicholas, Megan, and Mindy; great-grandchildren, Madison, Marcella, and Mia; brother, John (Barbara) Woychak; sister, Sharon (Jim) Wheeler; sister-in-law, Charlotte Rose; also several nieces and nephews. Gene was a United States Marine Corp Veteran; after his military service, he continued his employment with the Westinghouse Corporation. After 42 years of service, he retired as an Electrical Technician. He was a Youth League coach for baseball and basketball, an avid hunter and fisherman. He played the guitar with The Jim Caccia Trio for 24 years. Gene was a lifetime member of the Mechanics Club in Montour Falls, NY. He was also a member of Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church for many years, but most importantly, Gene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend who loved spending time with his family. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service Thursday 11:00 a.m. at Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871, with his Pastor, Bill Vallet, officiating, followed by graveside service with Military Honors at Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or Trout Unlimited, Catherine Creek Chapter #430 c/o Timothy C. Blank, 72 Sunset Rd., Wellsburg, NY 14894-9730.   Star Gazette – January 16, 2012



These are buried in Fitzsimmons Extension but we do not have a obituary for yet are:

AUSTIN, THOMAS L.     b.1938  d. 12/07/1997

CUMMINGS, LYNDA J. b. 02/07/1950 d. 04/03/2002    Santa Clara,.
         DeLaCruz, CA.

CUMMINGS, ROBERT W. “Bobby”
   Our Loving Son                              b. 02/08/1947    d. 06/06/1950     moved from
               Forest Lawn Cem.

MINSTERMAN, VIOLA M.
Loving mother    b. 1895    d. 1982        moved from Forest
         Lawn Cem.


Below this line are obits of women identified only by their married alias. If you know the woman's surname at birth, please let me know so I can place correctly.

? BAHR, VIRGINIA K.
Former Remington Rand Employee. Age 83, of Elmira, NY died Sunday August 1, 1999 at St. Joseph Hospital in Elmira.  Surviving are: 2 sons, David L. (Patti) Bahr of Pittsburg, Ca, Daniel R. (Suzanne) Bahr of Binghamton, NY; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; a sister Grace Kelly of Rochester, NY. It was Virginia’s request that there be no calling hours or funeral services. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Elmira. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira.

? CLINTON, LINDA
Linda J. Age 66, of Elmira, NY, died in her home Thursday, January 11, 2007, of an apparent stroke. The family will receive friends at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Sunday, January 14, 2007, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Funeral Service there Monday at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Anne L. Mowery will officiate, followed by graveside service in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Diabetes Foundation in Linda's memory.

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

? SIMONS, MARY
Of Elmira, NY died Saturday, March 9, 1996 at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, FL.  She is survived by her husband of 41 years, James Simons, of Elmira, NY; daughters Victoria (Joseph) Schiefen of Elmira, NY, Alicia (Bruce) Robertson of Dallas, TX; step-daughter Nanette Cummings of Lowman, NY; 7 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Marcella Huve of San Antonio, TX.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home on Tuesday 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held there Wednesday at 10:30 am.  The Rev. James Crupi will officiate.  Interment in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport.  Mary was a Registered Nurse, having worked at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for 11 years.  She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and the New York State Nurses Association.  She was very active in Bible study and an admirer of the seasons.  Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandma.     (ESG)

? MARIAN L. KNAUS
Marian L. Age 95, of Elmira, died August 19, 2006 at Elcor Nursing Home. She is survived by daughter, Linda Christian and her children, Stephanie and Christina; son, Clarence (Joan) Knaus and their children, Greg, Tracy and Sharon; daughter-in-law, Jackie Knaus and her children, Brad and Laurie; many great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Campbell; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by a son, Ronald Knaus. Marian was retired after 47 years of service, from Corning Glass works of Wellsboro, PA. The family will receive relatives and friends, Wednesday, August 23, 2006, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kalec Funeral Home, followed immediately at 1 p.m. by her Funeral Service with Rev. Richard Farrell officiating. Burial will follow at the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport.  Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/22/06
 

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