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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Elmira, Chemung County NY
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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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Do You Knowthat 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. 


All people are arranged by SURNAME AT BIRTH rather than by married alias.

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BOGACZYK Dorothy C. Goodwin

Of Copley Street, Elmira, NY: Was born July 9, 1925 in Blossburg, PA the daughter of the late Vincent and Bessie (Kincinski) Bogaczyk passed on to the free world on February 23, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She retired from the Fairway Spring Company where she spent most of her adult life working. Her husband, Leonard F. Goodwin preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Larue, granddaughter, Jamie Morita and her son, Gene Goodwin. Also surviving are Gertrude Burt, Clement Bogaczyk, Edmund and William Bogaczyk as well as other family sisters and brothers. In addition, she is survived by her "extended family" from the Copley Street neighborhood who were very supportive of her throughout her life. They include the Malanoski, Mortensen, Hess and Van Dusen families. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a simple gathering at the graveside on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Jerusalem Hill. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society Southern Tier, 13 Beech Street, Southern NY Region, Johnson City, NY 13790 or the Lupus Foundation Of America, Inc., 2000 L Street, N. W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036-4916. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY.  Dorothy was thankful to all who touched her life here on Earth.   Star Gazette – March 3, 2013


BOHLAYER Brian R. A loving husband and father died on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at his Erie St. home in Elmira. Brian was born on August 19, 1976 in Elmira. He had many interest including hunting and fishing. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and would do anything for his family and many friends. He would always strive to be a positive example on those whose lives he touched. Surviving is his loving wife of three years and friend of eight years, Terri Bohlayer (Storms) and their children, Brianna and Brian Jr. also a daughter, Hailey Born; Brian's mother, Susan Eastwood (Bill Demember) his father, Richard V. Bohlayer; his brothers, Paul and Brett Bohlayer; Brian was very close to his paternal grandparents, Rose Mary & Carl Mattison; his in-laws, JoAnn & Donald Storms; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and loving friends especially David Cook. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, July 23, 2005 between the hours of 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 9 p.m. Graveside services for Brian will take place at the Bohlayer family plot of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira on Monday morning at 10 a.m.

BOOKMILLER - SEMSKI
Vera (Bookmiller) Local Waitress for over 55 years Age 75 of Villa Serene, Elmira Heights and formerly a long-time resident of Grand Central Ave., on Wednesday,  August 2, 2000 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Watts and Michael Knapp of Elmira, NY and Lynda and Jim Willis of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Tina (Mark) Clinton of W. Newton, MA, Julie Willis of Roswell, GA, Jason Willis of Norcross, GA,  Jaimee Willis and Jessica Willis, both of Elmira Heights, NY; step-grandchildren, Jeremy Knapp of New Paltz, NY and Christopher Knapp of Elmira, NY; former husband, Ed Semski of Hudson, FL and a host of many close and caring relatives, friends and co-workers. Vera was also predeceased by her   grandparents, Edward and Grace Cady; parents, Ray and Helen Bookmiller; aunts and uncle, Hazel Switzer and Frank and Tiny Cady. Vera was an avid Bingo player and Euchre player with the Tuesday Grotto Club. She was also an  avid baseball fan. Vera was local waitress for over 55 years until she reached the age of 73. She had worked at the Hickory House, the cafeteria at Courtyards at  Bethany Village and most recently at Curly's Chicken House. Friends are invited  to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, today, Friday, August 4, 2000 from 4-5:30 p.m. Her funeral will take place there at the   conclusion of calling hours at 5:30 p.m. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express their sympathy may  do so with memorials to Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation for Respiratory  Care, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905-9984.

EDWIN BOOP, JR., age 56, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, July 3, 2005.  He is survived by his loving companion, Debbie Boop of Erin, NY; daughters, Tammy Phillips; Chrissy (Cliff) Campbell; and Brenda (Thomas) Decker, all of Elmira, NY; brother, Daniel Boop of Mansfield, PA; sister, Janice Kool of Altoona, PA; several grandchildren and nieces and nephews; and his two best friends, Norman Niles and Ed Lenhardt.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY, on Friday, July 8, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with funeral services immediately following the visitation at 12 p.m.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Elmira Star Gazette.

BORRA - CADY, Rose
Age 88, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, June 7, 2010, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on January 28, 1922 in Montour Falls, NY to the late Amato and Augusta (Benallie) Borra. Rose was predeceased by her husbands, Archie R. Shores and Ira Cady; son, Richard Shores; and brother, Louie Borra. Survivors include her son, Donald (Sandra) Shores of Wellsburg; daughters, Elaine Wilson of Elmira and Sandra (Richard) Yentzer of North Wilkesborro, NC; brother, Tony Borra; sister, Mary Randolph; 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, many great-great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Rose loved family gatherings and was an avid Scat player. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 10th, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Friday, June 11th, at 1 p.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 9, 2010

BOUGHTON  -PHYLLIS G. ALLEN, age 60, of 369A E. Thurston St., Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at home after a brief illness.  She was predeceased by mother, Mildred E. Boughton Grace in 1973; and is survived by her husband, Marcus L. Allen, Jr.; brother, Michael L. Boughton of Raleigh, NC, with his children, Michael, Jr. (Denise), Mark (Dawn) and Vickie (Dan) Chapman; family close to her heart, Denise and Frederick (Bud) Hepfner of Elmira with their children, Adrianne and Nicole; several cousins including cousin and special friend, Virginia (Harry) Simpson of Corning; special friend, Constance Bulow of Elmira; long time friends, Freeman (Ike) and Marion Edkin and family.  Phyllis was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Catharine, NY, and Women of the Moose, Elmira.  She was formerly employed with Artistic Greetings and Trayer Products.  She attended Northeast Technical School and proudly earned her CDL license which she then utilized with her husband driving tractor-trailers until her illness forced her to stop.  Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, November 14th, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Her funeral service will be held there on Saturday, November 15th, at 10 a.m. Rev. Cora Booth will officiate. Committal Prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, Phyllis may be remembered through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care.  Her family would like to extend a special thank you to the Oncology Unit at Robert Packer Hospital and Southern Tier Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion they gave to Phyllis. –Elmira Star Gazette.

BOWEN - SQUIRES Dorothy
Age 95, formerly of Elmira, died Monday, February 16, in Bradenton, FL. She was predeceased by her husband of 76 years, Ervin Squires; parents, Ivan and Vergie Harned Bowen; brother, Carl Bowen; and sister, Ruth Wilcox. She is survived by daughters, Barbara (Skip) Mills of Elmira, NY, Beverly (Michael) Lopes of Spring Hill, FL; son, Donald (Carmen) of Boston, MA; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She worked in her husband's Nationwide Insurance Co. office in Elmira for 35 years and was an active member of Central Christian Church. A memorial service will be held at Central Christian Church, March 14. Internment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Those who wish may make a donation in her memory to the American Heart Association.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/22/2009

 

BOWERS Josephine MORRISON

Age 88 of Elmira, NY. She was born November 3, 1923 in Williamsport, PA, daughter of the late Alfred and Marie (Diebert) Bowers and died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at home under the care of CareFirst (Southern Tier Hospice). She was predeceased by her husband Carl E. Morrison, Sr. in 1993 and is survived by her children and their spouses Mary and Bernie Dailey, Theresa and Robert Dailey, Susan Ryan, Marie and Jessie Hoffman, Carl Morrison, Franklin and Linda Morrison, Francis Morrison; brother William Bowers of Williamsport, PA; sister Carolyn Lohman of Mississippi along with 22 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Josephine attended the day program at Elcor. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 10-11am. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 11 am. Chaplain Virginia Williams from CareFirst will officiate. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Funeral home obituary – October 7, 2012

 

BOWES ANNABELLE SEMSKI
Age 85, of Elmira, was reunited with her loved ones in heaven on July 29, 2007. She died at home surrounded by her loving family. Annabelle was a daughter of William and Hannah Boone Bowes. She was predeceased by her husband Donald J. Semski and son James Semski. Annabelle is survived by four daughters that she dearly loved, with their families; Sharon S. and Arthur Schoen, Sr. of Liverpool NY with Kathleen, Richard and Kellene Ray, Michelle and Mark Manes; Mary Ellen and Harold Smith of Horseheads with Timothy and Michelle May and Christopher Smith; Charlene A. and Martin Runyan of Elmira with Kristen and Kathryn Runyan; Terri A. and Rafaat Kureshi of Brentwood TN with Alia and Amir Kureshi; great grandchildren, Phoenix Boisnier, Benjamin Ray, Heidi Manes, and Izzabella Muller; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Florence Bowes of Elmira. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and several close friends. Annabelle was a very devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her life revolved around her family and taking care of them. Annabelle's greatest joys were time spent with her loved ones taking rides in the car searching for deer, bird watching, and enjoying an ice cream treat. She loved her yard and planting her flowers. Annabelle was well known for her rummage sales and she loved taking an old piece of furniture and making it look like new. Annabelle and Don were married for 61 years. Don was the outgoing one, but after he died, Annabelle's family found out that she had a lot to say. She will be remembered for her courage and strength when facing her declining health over the years. Her fierce spirit has been an inspiration to all her family and her keen sense of humor carried her through to the very end. She will be missed greatly and will be in the hearts of her family forever. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Donations in Annabelle's memory may be directed to either Southern Tier Hospice or the Dominican Monastery. "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us" ... Helen Keller. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Peg Mathers, a wonderful care giver to Annabelle during the last year. Also, thanks to the staff of Southern Tier Hospice for their care these past few months.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/30/2007.

BOWMAN - MCGOWAN, Gail E.
Age 75 of Elmira, NY, formerly of Leighton, PA, went to be with the angels on Monday, October 12th, 2009 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur R. Bowman and Almyra (Jones) Bowman Flexer; her first husband, Lester Keck in 1976; second husband, John E. McGowan in 1995; daughter-in-law, Karen Bailey Keck (1992) and one great grandson, Austin Motola in 2007. She is survived by sisters, Lonnie, Candy, and Lynn all of PA; as well as two daughters, Karen (Jack) Robbins of Chemung, and Christine (Richard) Cole of Cameron Mills; and two sons, Robert (Rebecca) Keck, and John (Kelly) McGowan both of Elmira, NY. Gail is also survived by her grandchildren, Kelly Fisher, Jay Motola, Jessica Hunt, Kendra Keck, Erinne Short, Amber Kelly, Matthew McGowan, and Mitchell McGowan, as well as 8 great grandchildren. Gail worked several years for the Painted Post School District in the Custodial Department. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral and committal services will be held following the conclusion of the calling hours at 7:00 PM. The Reverend Gary Chorpenning will officiate. Interment will be held at the family's convenience in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 13, 2009

BOYCE ETTA V
Robinson, Etta V Boyce- 86 of 107 South Ave, Elmira, died Tuesday August 19, 1980 at St Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira.  Born in Granville Center July 21, 1894 she was the daughter of Fred and Nora Brown Boyce.  She was a member of the Faith Tabernacle of Elmira Heights, NY. Mrs. Robinson was the wife of the late James W Robinson who died in April of 1978.  She is survived by a daughter of Mrs. Haldine (Thelma) Freeman of Canton; sons, Frederick, LaVerne, Malcolm  (Jim) and Harold, all of Elmira; Clifton of Wellsburg, NY and Ellsworth of Horseheads, NY; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother Shirley Boyce of Canton; sister Mrs. Helen Peters of Troy. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira Thursday 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 pm with funeral and committal services Friday at 1:30 pm. Officiating will be Rev, John Bedvyk and Rev. Daniel Gavaway. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  (Daily Review 1980)

EMERSON E. BRANNAKA, 84, died June 25, 2002 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility after an extended illness.  Born April 7, 1918, he was the son of John and Nora Campbell Brannaka, Troy.  He was a member of the Elmira Beagle Club and a past Boy Scout leader.  Mr. Brannaka is predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Rosemary in August 2001 and by his son, Thomas in 1990 as well as his sisters, Donna and Mertie.  Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, John (Janice) Brannaka, Lowman; his son, Joseph Brannaka, Elmira, NY; and his daughter and son-in-law, Martha (Val) Gray, Elmira; several nieces and nephews; his brothers, Charles Brannaka, Elwin Brannaka, both of Florida; John Brannaka of Texas; sister, Nora June Bailey, Towanda; sister, Nora June Bailey, Towanda; sister-in-law, Theresa Qualls, Painted Post, NY; brother-in-law, John Toti, Las Vegas.  Family and friends were invited to attend a funeral service June 27 at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, with rev. Larry Parker officiating.  Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Donations may be made in Mr. Brannaka’s name to the American Diabetes Association, N. Canton, OH or to the American Kidney Fund, Rockville, MD. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BREWER Dana D., Sr. Age 81, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Thursday, September 1, 2005, with his loving family by his side. Dana was born in Elkland, Pennsylvania, son of the late Frank and Sarah (Mosher) Brewer. Dana served in the United States Army during WWII and retired from Kennedy Valve after 39 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Della J. (McNeil) of 58 years; daughter, Sharon (Melvin) Cicci of Elmira Heights, NY, Patricia (Tom) Greven of Corning, NY, Bonnie Brewer of Athens, NY, Nancy (Dale) Bailey of Elmira Heights, NY, Robin (Robert) Keyser of Alabama; sons, Dana Brewer Jr. of Syracuse, NY, Randy Brewer Sr. of Elmira Heights; brothers, Vernon (Wilimae) Brewer of Texas and Ronald Brewer of Millerton, PA; sisters, Selma Randolph of Elmira, NY, Beverly (John) Stanley of Elmira and Bernice Heatherton of Georgia; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; 25 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Dana was predeceased by his daughter, Paula K. Brewer; son, Terry L. Brewer; grandson, Robert Cicci and great-grandchild, Kevin Cicci. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, September 6, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there on Wednesday, September 7, 2005, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Eleanor Haber officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with full military honors. Special thanks to Southern Tier Hospice and Dr. Robert Mauri for their care for Dana.

RICHARD G. BREWER age 77 of Troy, PA died April 8, 1997 at home.  He was born in Elmira, NY on December 2, 1919 the son of Frederick and Pearl Brewer.  For many years he was the owner and proprietor of Brewers Mens & Boys Shop in Troy, PA.  He served in the US Army during World War II in the Pacific and received the Bronze Star.  On August 2, 1941 he was married to the former LaVerna Baker and for 56 years they have lived in Elmira, NY, Sylvania, PA and Troy, PA.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years LaVerna Brewer of Troy, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and JoAnn Brewer of Bristol, VT, Roger and Carol Brewer of Thousand Oakes, CA, Jeff and Brenda Brewer of troy, PA, Barry and Nancy Brewer of Troy, PA, Steven Brewer of Seminole, FL; 11 grandchildren, Kim, Michael, and Shawna, Kevin and Kathi, Joy, Jason, Lisa and Tom Kuscan, Tracy, Ryan, Casie, Annie and Caylin; brother and sister-in-law, Harland and Harriett Brewer of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by brothers Erwin Brewer, Ronald Brewer; sisters, Beatrice Yoxtheimer, Mildred Hartman.  A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating.  Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA or the charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, PA.  (Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park)  -Elmira Star Gazette

BRICKA Albert H.
Age 83, of 376 Lattabrook Rd., Horseheads, NY. He was born February 27, 1924 in Versails, IN, son of the late Irl and Grace (Sproessig) Bricka and died Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his sisters, Dorothy Gulley and Marjorie Willman; and is survived by his wife of 62 years, Arlie; children, Jack Bricka and Carol Collins of TX, Albert (Lorraine) Bricka of Elmira, Constance (John) Mathews of Syracuse, and Dale Bricka of Horseheads; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty (Denzel) Byram of Indianapolis, IN; along with several nieces and nephews. Albert retired from Hardinge Bros. in 1981. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII; was a member of the Chemung County Coon Hunters Assoc.; an avid hunter and fisherman; and formerly a stock car racer at the Chemung Speedrome. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, February 2nd, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Rev. Dr. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/31/2008.

BRIGGS - RAMSEY
Barbara A. Briggs Age 54 of Antioch, TN formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday July 23, 2005. Barbara was born December 27, 1950 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of the late Ernest R. and Belle M. Everitt Briggs. She was a graduate of Horseheads High School and SUNY Cortland. Barbara loved her family, friends, and dogs and cherished the time she spent with them. She is survived by her sister: Barbara Nugent of Elmira Heights, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: Robert & Patricia Briggs of Elmira, NY and James & Jennifer Briggs of Tallahassee, Florida; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including her special friend Bill. There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Services celebrating Barbara's Life on Friday August 12, 2005 at 4 PM at Christ's United Methodist Church 330 West Church Street Elmira, NY. Her brother Pastor Robert Briggs will officiate. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY . Those wishing may remember Barbara through memorials to The Horseheads Animal Shelter 150 Wygant Road Horseheads, NY 14845 or your local SPCA.

BRIMMER Robert L. "Jay", Jr.
Age 76 of Elmira, NY died on Thursday, August 28, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Robert L Sr. and Charlotte Brimmer. Predeceased by brother and niece, William and Carol Jean Brimmer. Survived by loving sister and brother-in-law Donna and Dan McGrain of Pine City, NY. Nieces Jill and Scott Troutt of Elmira, NY, Mary and Ric Aumick of Pine City, NY Sharon and John Jackson of Wrentham, MA, Barb and Bruce Grennell, Horseheads, NY, Mary and Harry McAlinn, of Elmira, NY, Kathy Needler of Uxbridge, MA, nephews, Mike Brimmer of Elmira, NY, John Brimmer of Wellsburg, NY. He was like a grandfather to his great nieces and nephews, Zachary and Bryce Akins, Alex and Lacey Aumick, Nicholas and Isabella Troutt, many other great nieces and nephews. A graduate of Southside High School. He was a member of The Elmira Moose Club, Elmira Eagles Club, and Stachue Club, Member of the United Methodist Church. Robert was a Bowling and Billiard Champion, also a Little League Baseball Coach and YMCA Basketball Coach. Avid Baltimore Orioles Fan and personal friend of Earl Weaver. Worked at Artistic Card Company, retired from the A&P Plant, and worked at Burn's International Security. He was a very close friend to many of the residents at Flannery Apartments. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY Tuesday, September 2, 2008, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Mark Erway officiating. Interment at the convenience of the family will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Those wishing may make memorials to the Food Bank of Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, N.Y. 14871. The family would like to thank the Pine City Volunteer Fire Department, Erway ambulance and the Nurses and staff of the ICU Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital for the care and kindness given to Robert during his illness.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/30/2008 - 8/31/2008

BRITT - STANKO, Audrey J.
70, of Vetter Road, Athens, PA, died on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at the Ashton Healthcare Facility, Athens. Audrey was born on January 9, 1938 in Jersey City, New Jersey, a daughter of the late John and Dorothy (McDuffie) Britt. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, John Stanko; sisters, Carol Ford of Sayre, Berneice Blauvelt of Elmira, NY; mother-in-law, Mildred Wanzo of Florida; sister-in-law, Dorothy Young of Florida, Gloria Durland of Wyalusing, PA; special friends, Velma Miller, Margaret Nader; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Audrey was predeceased by her parents, and a niece, Soraya Ford. At the families request all services will be private with inurnment in Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  Caring assistance is being provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Option, Athens, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/26/2008

MR. DONALD D. BROWN age 49 of Lot 6, Halliday Park, Pine Valley, NY, Thursday, April 7, 1983.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services there Monday at 10:30 a.m.  The Rev. Frederick Turner officiating.  Interment Forest lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by daughters, Tereasa Brown and Mrs. Danny (Jane) Hailes both of Fultondale, AL; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Nancy Brown of Elmira; mother, Edna Brown of Big Flats; two grandchildren, Melissia and Jeannie Hailes; Dorothy Brown of Fultondale, AL; sisters, Marlene Gould of Montreal, Canada, Marge Blunt of Big Flats; brothers, Robert, James, John and Jerry Brown all of Big Flats.  Donald was a journeyman electrician for the Corning Glass Works Fallbrook Plant with 32 years of service; member of the Corning Glass Works Electrical Union, member of the Millport Hunting and Fishing Club, member of the Moose Club and Fraternal Order of the Eagles, a sergeant of the United States Marine Corps Airborne Division.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/9/1983

BROWN –IDA VIRGINIA TROY, age 90, formerly of East Smithfield, died peacefully Thursday April 22, 2003 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, Pa.  She was born Nov. 7, 1912 in Wellsburg, N.Y. daughter of the late Martin and Helen (Middaugh) Brown.  She was married to the late John E. Troy who died July 31, 1979.  Survivors include her nephews, Douglas Elvidge of Huber Heights, OH, James Elvidge of Milan, Thomas Elvidge of East Smithfield, and Perry Elvidge of Bellvale, N.Y., several great nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sisters, Elma Elvidge and Sara Elwood.  Family and friends are invited to call from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2003, at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Laverne Jackson her great nephew officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review.

Leon E. “Brownie” BROWN, 81, of Erin, NY died Saturday, January 9, 1999 at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY.  Mr. Brown was a US Air Force veteran of WWII where he served as a tail gunner until his discharge in 1946.  He was a member of Glad Tidings Christian Life Church in Horseheads, NY.  His family includes his wife of over 57 years, Margaret V. (Howell) Brown; daughters and sons-in-law, Rosemary (Harry) Chace of Ark, TX, Dorothy (Carl) Christian of Pine Valley, NY, Victoria Brown of Erin, NY; sons, Tim brown of Erin and Robert Brown also of Erin; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Winifred Wood of Troy, PA and Marion Alexander of Largo, FL; brother, William (Joyce) Brown of Johnstown, OH; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held January 12 at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY with the Rev. Edward J. Lowmaster officiating and interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday,   January 14, 1999

 

BROWN Mary Jane Brown 

Age 88 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Saturday June 30, 2012. Mary Jane was born January 3, 1924 in Dunkirk, NY the daughter of the late Ethelbert and Carrie Altman Brown. The family moved to Elmira Heights, NY in the 1930's. She graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in 1944 and also served on The Alumni Committee for The Class of 1944. Mary Jane was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, NY for over eighty years and served her church as the church's organist for over 60 years. She was a member of The American Organists' Guild, The United Methodist Women, The Red Hat Society, and The Mark Twain Huckleberries. She was an employee of Marine Midland Bank whose career was spent at the Main Branch in Elmira and Mary Jane retired from The Elmira Heights Branch of Marine Midland Bank. Mary Jane enjoyed gardening and needlework. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. In addition to her parents, Mary Jane was pre-deceased by her sister Ruth Ann Brown Fleming and by her sister and brothers-in-law: Margaret June Brown Wolfe and Carlton Wilbur Wolfe Jr. and John Knight and by her nephew Richard Wolfe. Mary Jane is survived by her sister: Doris "Betsy" Brown Knight of Bradford, PA; brother-in-law Earl Fleming of Elmira, NY; her nieces and nephews: Susan (Daniel) Smith Tripp of Elmira, NY, Joyce Winton & Roy E. Reed of Elmira, NY, Barbara (David) Lord of Horseheads, NY, William Wolfe of Auburn, Alabama, Patricia Larson of Kent, WA, Donald Wolfe of Reeltown, Alabama, Jeffrey Wolfe of Marietta, GA, Anne Knight (Jim) Bouquin of Bradford, PA, and David (Lori) Knight of Summerville, SC; several great nieces, great nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Bethany Manor for the loving and compassionate care given to Mary Jane during her stay. Relatives and friends are invited to call at The Oakwood United Methodist Church 212 Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY on Thursday July 5, 2012 from 11 AM - 1 PM. Mary Jane's Funeral Services will follow calling hours at 1 PM with The Rev. Patricia L. Brown officiating. Mary Jane will be laid to rest next to her parents in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mary Jane through memorials to The Oakwood United Methodist Church 212 Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY 14903.   Star Gazette – July 4, 2012

 

BROWN   Robert Henry Age 17, of Elmira, NY. He was born April 3, 1988 in Elmira, son of Arnold Proctor and Joanne Brown, and died Sunday, January 15, 2006, unexpectedly at home. In addition to his parents he is survived by his brother, Michael Proctor of Ithaca, NY; maternal grandmother, Nellie Brown of Waterloo, NY; uncles, Henry Brown of Ovid, NY, Thomas and Edward Brown both of Interlaken, NY; aunt, Lila Hartford of Elmira; cousins, Heather Brown of Interlaken, NY, Janis Jones of Corning, Jamie and Rebecca Hartford, both of Elmira. Bobby was a senior at E.F.A. He was a member of the football team during his freshman and sophomore years. He ran track, cross country and wrestled for the past 6 years and was currently employed part-time at Hourigan's Tavern. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, January 19th, from 4 to 7 p.m. A Time of Sharing will begin at 7 p.m. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

BROWN Robert L.
of 126 Lakeover Drive, Athens, Georgia (formerly from Elmira, NY) died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 7th, 2010. Bob was born August 23, 1918 the eldest of four children of the late John and Edith (Waters) Brown. He is also predeceased by: sister and brother-in-law, Lula and Walter Dykins; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Margaret Brown; brother-in-law, Pearson Schiller; daughters, Barbara Brown Loomis, Maureen Brown Hall, and Roberta Lynn Brown; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Oliver P. and Doris (Whited) Harkness. Bob is survived by his loving wife of many years, Shirley (Harkness) Brown; son and daughter-in-law Robert H. and Rita (Masia) Brown; daughter, lorie Ann Brown; sister Delores Schiller; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, VanEtten 'Jim' and Sandra (Liddy) Harkness; sons-in-law, Bernie Loomis and Huelan Hall. Also surviving are grandchildren Christian Brown, Andrew Brown, Jonathan Brown, Matthew Hall, Joshua Brown, Jijuane Mapp, JiNorris Mapp, Jaron Mapp, Jose Lopez, Maury Loomis, Darryl Loomis, Noelle (Loomis) Hafey, Destiny Harper, Janelle (Mapp) Maynard, and eight great grandchildren. Also, numerous nephews and nieces, including special nephew Jimmy Brown. Bob was a strong pillar to his family and friends and always concerned for others. He was a successful businessman with an entrepreneurial drive having owned and operated Brown's Rest Haven in Elmira; managed five districts for an educational firm; and, as a Master Coordinator with Shaklee Corporation for almost 40 years. Through his drive, spirit, and caring, Bob was a caring man who encouraged and touched the hearts of many he came in contact with in Elmira, in Athens GA where he resided for the last 35 years, and across the country. It was Bob's wish that there not be any calling hours or funeral service. Bob preferred that all remember him for who he was and to celebrate his memory with simplicity. His cremains will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn with his parents and daughter Roberta with a family graveside service. So go fly high on the mountain, your work on earth is done. We will see you always in our hearts and with great expectation when our work is done.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 15, 2010

BRUNJES George
Brunjes, Mr. George age 72 of 1514 Golden Glow Dr., Elmira, Saturday, March 17, 1979 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and Committal services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m., in the Park Congregational Church of Elmira, the Rev. Robert Lester, his Pastor, officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Budd Decker Brunjes; step-children, Eugene and Beverly (Decker) Harrison of Horseheads, Richard and JoAnn Decker of Elmira, Harry Decker of Rochester and Florida; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; two sisters in Germany; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Park Congregational Church; a 35 year member of the Elmira Lions Club, and founder of their Eye Bank; member of Ivy Lodge No. 397 F&AM of Elmira; the Cashmere Grotto. He was founder of the Southern Tier Dahlia Society; vice president of the American Dahlia Society; and member of various other dahlia organizations having been a prominent area grower who exhibited throughout the Eastern United States. He was owner and operator of Brunjes Food Market for over 23 years and Brunjes Garden Store.

BRUSH - BAILEY, Edna Mae
died at St. Joseph's Apartments where she had been residing on Saturday February 27, 2010 very unexpectedly. Born on May 19, 1937 in Avoca, NY, Edna was the daughter of the late John Earl Calkins & Esther G. Bennett Brush. She was married to Charles Victor Bailey in 1955 and he predeceased her in 1982. Edna was employed for over 20 years at the Red Jacket Restaurant. Dedicated to her loving family she enjoyed being a mother to her six children, Elaine (Jeffrey) Schmoel, John (Julie) Bailey, Earl (Rhonda) Bailey, Michael (Charlene) Bailey, Victoria (Bill) Covert and her beloved Karen Keck who predeceased her. Also surviving is her sister, Onalee Clark; daughter -in-law, Mary Ann Bailey; sons-in-law, Bob Keck and Karl Harbot; along with grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday March 4, 2010 from 12 (noon) – 1 pm . Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 pm. Edna will be interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park beside her husband, Charles V. Bailey. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.2.2010

BRYAN John H. Jr.
Age 70 of Erin, NY went home to his Heavenly Father on Monday December 15, 2008 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Bryan was pre-deceased by his parents John and Catherine Bryan, his sister Mary, and his brother Martin. John is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 46 years Esther who has long since been his eyes, ears, mouth, hands, and feet. He is also survived by his beloved children Brenda, Anita, Jonathan, granddaughter Kaitlynn along with brothers and sisters Virginia, Jimmy, Paul, Katie, Lizzie, Daniel, Ruthie, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Having led a full life, retiring after 33 years with Kennedy Valve in Elmira, NY, he was known to his fellow co-workers as Big John, to his wife and family, he was Johnny and to his kids, no matter how old they become, he will forever be Daddy. His true pride and pastime was his gift for woodworking. The family was blessed to have found long-lasting relationships by attending Elmira Christian Center for 22 years, Central Assembly of God Church, and finally Faith Tabernacle Church where he found a special kinship with Pastor Dave Swartwood, who became not only his pastor, but his faithful friend, nurturing mentor, and confidant. Relatives and friends are invited to call at The Faith Tabernacle Church 155 Lenox Avenue Horseheads, NY on Friday December 19, 2008 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Mr. Bryan's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor John Stutzman and Pastor Dave Swartwood officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. Arrangments are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/18/2008
 

BRYAN Louisa G. Bryan Keller Hatton

Age 90 of the Tioga County Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY  died on Wednesday October 5, 2005. Mrs. Hatton was born on December 2, 1914 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Jacob and Bessie Springer Bryan. Mrs. Hatton was pre-deceased by her husbands: Jacob Keller and Clarence Hatton; daughter: Beverly Davis; brother: Charles Bryan and James Bryan and sister: Laura Kozdemba. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: David and Bev Keller of Oregon; Jan and Pam Keller of Erin, NY; Neal and Virginia Keller of TX; daughters and sons-in-law: Bonnie and John Butler of Erin, NY; Elaine and Charles Miles of Phoenix, AZ; brothers and sister-in-law: Waneta Bryan of Montour Falls, NY; Harold Bryan of Sunbury, PA; Melvin Bryan of Elmira Heights, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Florence and Gus Sprague of Elmira, NY; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, cousins and host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday October 8, 2005 from 5-7 PM. Mrs. Hatton's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 PM with the Pastor Roger Curtis officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY on Monday October 10, 2005 at 11 AM.
 

BRYAN Louisa G. Hatton

Age 90 formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday October 5, 2005 at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY. Mrs. Hatton was born on December 2, 1914 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Jacob and Bessie Springer Bryan. Mrs. Hatton was pre-deceased by her husbands: Jacob Keller and Clarence Hatton; daughter: Beverly Davis; brothers: John Bryan, George Bryan, Charles Bryan and James Bryan and sister: Laura Kozdemba. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: David and Bev Keller of Oregon; Jan and Pam Keller of Erin, NY; Neal and Virginia Keller of TX; daughters and sons-in-law: Bonnie and John Butler of Erin, NY; Elaine and Charles Miles of Phoenix, AZ; brothers and sister-in-law: Juanita Bryan of Montour Falls, NY; Harold Bryan of Sunbury, PA; Melvin Bryan of Elmira Heights, NY and Leon Bryan; sister and brother-in-law: Florence and Gus Sprague of Elmira, NY; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, cousins and host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday October 8, 2005 from 5-7 PM. Mrs. Hatton's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 PM with the Pastor Roger Curtis officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY on Monday October 10, 2005 at 11 AM.
 

BUCHANAN Clair E.
Age 85, of Elmira Heights, NY, went to be with his beloved wife on Saturday, August 2, 2008. Clair was born on July 23, 1923 in Caton, NY, to the late Ransford and Alice (Boyd) Buchanan. Clair served our country in the United States Army during WWII, and retired from Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY after many years of service. Clair married Marion L. Burroughs in 1970 and shared many loving years together before her passing in 2003. Survivors include his stepdaughter, Bonny J. Cassada of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Christine (Cassada) Wolf and David G. Cassada II, both of Elmira Heights; great-grandchildren, Zachary Wolf, Jordan Mathews, Kayla, Joshua and Brooke Cassada. Clair was also survived by his sons, Michael, David, Jeffery, Nathan and Christopher Buchanan. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, August 5, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Full Military Honors.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/4/2008

BUCHANAN Clarence E. "Dutch"
Age 69, of Red Chalk Rd., Erin, died after a brief illness at home surrounded by his family on Mon., Sept. 20, 2010. Dutch was born May 3, 1941 in Corning, NY, a son to the late Gladys and James Buchanan. He is survived by his children, James (Karen) Buchanan of Erin, NY, Kim Buchanan and Stephen Bahantka of Erin, NY, Thomas (Michelle) Buchanan, also of Erin, NY; grandchildren, Ashley, Amy, and Arica Buchanan, Amber Bahantka, Amanda, C.J., and Mya Buchanan; great-granddaughter, Aidyn Bahantka. Also survived by companion, Susan Edger; previous wife, Sylvia (David) Starkweather and her family, including Edith Walton and Sandra Howe; several nieces and nephews; dedicated canine friend, Balto; and longtime family friends, Jon Drake and John Ribovich. In addition to his parents, Dutch was also predeceased by his sister and brothers: James "Bucky" Buchanan, Marion "Peg" (William) Buchanan, Michael (Cleone) Buchanan, Leon Buchanan, Frank Buchanan; and a very special longtime friend, Joe Waite. Dutch was a lifelong plumber owning Buchanan Plumbing & Heating. Dutch retired from his plumbing business to raise cattle on his farm and run his vending company. He took pride in being an honest, hard working business owner his entire life. Dutch was a friend to many people, and was always there to lend a hand to someone in need. He loved to spend time with his family, took pride in his farm, enjoyed hunting, and loved weekend visits for coffee with his children and grandchildren. He was a great dad and wonderful grandfather. Everyone who knew him loved him. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, from 1-3:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Fri. at 10:00 a.m. with a graveside service to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 21, 2010

MARION (PEG) BUCHANAN, Formerly of Lawrenceville, PA and Lowman, NY.  died at the Arnot Ogden Nursing Facility Saturday, December 21, 2002.  She was born November 3, 1924 to the late James and Gladys Buchanon of Caton, NY.  Marion is survived by her husband of 60 years, William (Bill) Buchanan of the Chemung County Nursing Facility; daughter Freda Jayne (Jerry Cole) of Elmira; son Donald Buchanan of Lowman, NY; brother, Dutch (Sue) Buchanan of Erin, NY; six grandchildren, Cindy Schoener of KY, Neal Jayne of Elmira, Dale (Tina) Jayne of DE, Terri (Bob) Buchanan of Lowman, Todd (Dody) Buchanan of Elmira Heights, Tracy (Lisa) Buchanan of Lowman; sixteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Marion was predeceased by a daughter Jane Marie and brothers, Frank, Bucky, Mike, and Leon Buchanan.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arnot Ogden Nursing Facility, or the Dialysis Unit or a charity of one’s choice in Marion’s name.  Friends and family are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Thursday, December 26, 2002 from 2-4 p.m.  A funeral and committal service will be held there following calling hours at 4:00 p.m.  Lay Minister Sherry Good will officiate.  Burial will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star Gazette.

WILLIAM H. BUCHANAN, age 81, formerly of Lawrenceville, PA, and Lowman, NY, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.  He was born on April 1, 1922 in Elmira, NY, to the late Ransford and Alice (Boyce) Buchanan.  William was predeceased by his wife, Marion (Peg) Buchanan on December 21, 2002; daughter, Jane Marie; and several brothers and sisters.  Survivors include his daughter, Freda Jayne (Gerald Cole) of Elmira; son, Donald Buchanan of Lowman, NY; brother, Clair (Marion) Buchanan of Elmira Heights; sisters-in-law, Marion Buchanan of Horseheads and Mae Buchanan of Erin, NY; brother-in-law, Dutch (Sue) Buchanan of Erin, NY; six grandchildren, Cindy Schoener of KY, Neal Jayne of Elmira, Dale (Tina) Jayne of DE, Terri (Tina) Jayne of DE, Terri (Bob) Buchanan of Lowman, Todd (Dody) Buchanan of Elmira Heights and Tracy (Lisa) Buchanan of Lowman; 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.  William was a veteran of the US Navy from 1943 to 1946.  Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 19th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Funeral and committal services will follow at 1 p.m. with Lay Minister Sherry Good officiating.  Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in William’s name to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. or to the charity of one’s choice.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

BURGESS - KNAPP, Gloria P.
Age 69, of Sayre, PA and formerly a longtime resident of Federal Rd., Lowman, died May 31, 2010. She was born Nov. 17, 1940 to the late Clyde and Mary (Williams) Burgess. Gloria was predeceased by her husband, Charles Knapp in 2003. Her surviving family includes her daughter and sons, C. Mitchell (Cindy) Knapp of Elmira, Vanessa (William) Jewett of Breesport, Kurt (Wanda Jean) Knapp of Waverly; grandchildren, Eric, Brent, Josh and Jared Knapp; two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Pauline Dunbar of Beckley, WV, Venice Burgess of Artie, WV, Edwin (Ann) Burgess of Elko, NV, Wayne (Sue) Burgess of Lowman. Gloria was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sat., June 5, 2010, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Her service will follow there at 12:00 noon. The Rev. Anne Mowery will officiate. Interment to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Those wishing may also direct memorials to the Chemung County Humane Society, SPCA 2435 State Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 2, 2010

BURLEW
EDWIN L. Age 85 of Erin NY, died Sunday December 30, 2001 in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Elmira, NY. Mr. Burlew was born in Van Etten, NY, the son of the late Louis and Cora (Eames) Burlew.He was a retiree of the former Ward LaFrance in Elmira, NY. Ed was also the last of his surviving class of Breesport High School Class of 1934 and for most of his life, kept his passion as part time farmer in Erin. Predeceasing were his wife Esther in 1992,and a son, David in 2001, and grandson, Cary Burlew. He is survived by Three daughters, Coralie Burlew of Wellsburg, NY, Esther Havens of Erin, NY, Barbara Benjamin also of Erin, NY; two sons: Gene Burlew of Breesport, NY, Ronald (Linda) Burlew of Brooktondale, NY; sister, Betty (Richard) Mosier and Brother, Laurence (Kay) Burlew all of Florida; sister-in-law, Josephine Tolbert of Elmira, NY; 19 grandchildren. 32 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads on Wed. Jan 2, 2001 from 3-6:00 p.m. his Funeral Service will take place there at the funeral home on Thurs. at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park
 

BUNKE Herman F.

Horseheads: Age 83 of Ferndale Dr., Horseheads, died unexpectedly on Aug. 22, 2011. He was predeceased by his wife Doris in 1995. He is survived by his sons, George Bunke of Farmington, NM, James Bunke of Florida; granddaughter, Sarah (Scotty) Williams of Farmington, NM and soon to be expecting their first child; Grandson, Daniel (Megan) Bunke of Mountain Home AFB, ID, with their children, Deziree, Kaylee, and Gage Bunke; Brother, Fred Bunke of Elmira, NY; Sister-in-law, Marianne Bunke, of Chemung, NY. He was also predeceased by his brothers and sister, Edward and Robert Bunke and Louise Comereski; Herman retied from Purolator/ Bendix-Eclipse where he was a union steward and inspector. He was a veteran of the US Navy and member of VFW, American Legion, and Horseheads Moose. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Sat. Aug. 27, 2011 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. His service will follow calling hours at 12:00 noon. Burial service will take place on Monday with military honors in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.   Star Gazette – August 26, 2011
 

BURNS Carl E.
Age 63 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday April 9, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Carl was born September 27, 1944 in Elk Lake, Pennsylvania the son of the late Thomas and Ruth Baker Burns. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving his country from 1971-1979 during The Vietnam War and was a member of The Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights, NY. Carl was also a member of The Horseheads Moose. He enjoyed collecting pigs and designing on his computer. Carl owned Com Sew commercial sewing company for several years. He loved his family and friends and treasured every moment he spent with them. Carl is survived by his wife Janice L. Gunderson Burns; daughters and sons-in-law: Tina & Bryan Bays of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Linda & Dan Sowers of Elmira, NY, and Lori Gleason of Bath, NY; grandchildren: Kasmara & Tim Gleason, Ericka Gillette, Andrew Sowers, Geena Gillette, Alison Sowers, Alex Sowers, and Kiana and Rhiannon Bays; 4 great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law: Ruthie Cooper of Breesport, NY, Eleanor & Doug Bauman of Elmira, NY, Elva Little of Elmira, NY, and Rachel & Fran Sthethers of Big Flats, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: Thomas & Peg Burns of Florida, Edwin Winnie of Millerton, PA, James & Barb Burn of Elmira, NY, William & Pam Burns of Elmira, NY, and Eugene & Gloria Burns of Elmira, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: David & Darlene Gunderson of Elmira, NY, Maureen Gunderson of Horseheads, NY, and Sue & Bob Gnida of Camden, CT; uncle: Chester Baker of North Carolina; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including his former wife Shirley Burns of Alabama and Beverly & Bill Biggs and their family. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday April 13, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Carl's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Deacon George Welch officiating. Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Burns at the Funeral Home following his Funeral Services. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/11/2008.
 

BURNS Genevieve Ruth Cooper

Age 78 of Breesport, NY died on Tuesday January 3, 2012. Ruthie was born on March 19, 1933 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Edwin Robert Jaynes and Ruth Genevieve Baker Burns. She married her husband, Robert F. Cooper Sr., on June 20, 1953 and he pre-deceased her on May 15, 1997. Ruth was also pre-deceased by her son Robert F. Cooper Jr. on December 6, 2004, her grandson Peter Knapp, her son-in-law Russell Duane Hurlbutt, and by her brothers Edwin Burns and Carl Burns. Mrs. Cooper was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who treasured the time she spent with her family and friends. Ruth is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Linda Ruth Hurlbutt of Florida and Monalisa Mae & Paul Pratt of Glenwood, GA; former daughter-in-law: Debra (Mrs. William) McKeown of Chemung, NY; grandsons: Billy Knapp, Robert F. Cooper III, Paul Pratt, and Jesse Pratt; granddaughters: Rena Casterline, Janette Cooper, Christina Day; 14 great grandchildren; brothers: Thomas Burns Jr., James Burns, William Burns, Eugene Burns; sisters: Eleanor Bauman, Elva Jean Little, and Rachel Burczynski; step brothers and step sister: Paul Jaynes, William Jaynes, and Anna Jaynes; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Friday January 6, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mrs. Cooper's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday January 7, 2012 at 10 AM with Pastor Michael Spencer officiating. Ruth will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Robert F. Cooper Sr. and her beloved son Robert F. Cooper Jr. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY.  Star Gazette – January 6, 2012
 

THOMAS BURNS, SR.
Thomas L. Burns, Sr., 75, Wellsburg, NY died Sunday, April 9, 1995. Mr. Burns was a member of Southport Baptist Church and a retired employee of General Electric Corp, Elmira, NY. He is survived by four daughters; six sons, including Eugene (Marie) Burns of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; two sisters and three brothers; number grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg on April 12 with the Rev. David Jackson officiating and interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira. (TGR Thursday, April 13, 1995)

BURT Ronald L. Sr.
Age 84, formerly of Elmira, NY, and Sidney, NY, died on May 6, 2007 at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford, NY. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, May 9, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 a.m. Rev. William Lutz officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, with Full Military Honors accorded. Flowers are welcomed, or those wishing may make memorials to Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 North Main St., Elmira, NY 14901. Roland is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald L. and Brenda Burt Jr. of Pine Hurst, NC; grandson, Michael Burt of Elmira; loving companion, Cora Hentz of South Otselic, NY; step grandchildren, Autumn (Michael) Raczkowski, Gregory T. Hentz, Christine (Steve) Cook, Celeste (Tom) Deardroff; sisters and brother-in-law, Elsie and Doug Warfe of Wallace, NY, Patricia M. (Gustave Brusso) Burt of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Irene Burt and Gertrude Burt, both of Elmira; and many nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly. Roland was predeceased by his parents, William and Gertrude Burt, Sr.; daughter, Susan Burt; two brothers, Gale C. Burt and William H. Burt Jr. Roland was a retired Painter from Painter Union #324 of Elmira, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII, and a former member of the Masonic Temple F&AM of Elmira.

BUSH, Claude E.
Age 73, of Horseheads, R.D. 3, Saturday, Sept. 3. 1966.  Friends may call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by sons, Merritt D. Bush of Elmira Heights, James A. Bush of Horseheads R.D. 3, daughters, Mrs. Rosalie Lewis, Mrs. Wilma Cady,Mrs. Imogene Stump all of Elmira, Mrs. Viola Cady of Big Flats, Mrs. Evelyn Southard of Pine Valley; step-daughters, Mrs. Margaret Pickering of Horseheads, Mrs. Joan Hollimon of Pembroke, Ky., brother Elmer Bush of Horseheads R.D. 3; 26 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren.

BUSH DOROTHY SMITH
Dorothy Bush Wilson Died on May 19, 2006 in Olympia, Washington. She was born in Sullivanville, NY, on March 14, 1909. She is predeceased by her husbands, Tom Wilson and Alton Smith; also daughters, Fay Hackett and Jean Groom. Survivors include Don Hackett, son-in-law in Olympia; eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by Mills and Mills Funeral Home, Olympia, WA. No services are planned. Cremation was held with internment at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Elmira, NY.

BUSH James S.
A lifelong resident of Elmira died unexpectedly Friday, September 24, 2010 following a brief illness at the age of 75. Born on June 12, 1935 in Elmira, James was the son of the late, John E. & Emma Lindsey Bush. He was employed by Pierces 1894 Restaurant for nearly 20 years and very much appreciated and enjoyed his job. James was an avid sports fan and spent countless hours watching classic TV shows. Surviving is his loving family, sisters, Phyllis (Delos) Snyder, Elmira; Bernice Bush, Elmira; Helen Shaffer, Elmira; Irene (Thomas) Connoly, CO; a brother, Thomas Bush, Elmira; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by siblings, Shirley Ludy, Edward, Donald and Ted Bush. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. Interment will take place at the families convenience at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the charity of ones choice in his memory. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 26, 2010

GLENN W. BUTLER SR. age 47 of 422 E. Washington Ave., Sunday, Dec. 24, 1967 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home.  Calling hours Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m. the Rev. Paul Larson.  Forrest Lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Bertha Butler; daughters, Marjorie and Mary at home; sons, Richard of Bridgeport, Conn., Marcius, Scott and Glenn Jr. at home; father, Macius Butler of Geneva; brother, Robert Butler of Bridgeport, Conn.; sister, Jennie Cory of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Butler was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 941 of Elmira.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/26/1967
 

BUTLER Rebecca

Age 43, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at home with her family by her side on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Rebecca was born on April 8, 1969 in Elmira, daughter of Edward and Clara (Martin) Butler. Rebecca is survived by her father, Edward; sisters, Rose Seymour, Vicky (Ray) Bryant and Cindy Poorman ; brother, Edward Taylor; step sisters, Connie Coykendall and Edwina DeGarmo; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Rebecca was predeceased by her mother, Clara; Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 11 am to 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Star Gazette – April 23, 2012

             

BUTTON Shirley W. CORRELL 

Age 84, formerly of Waverly, NY and Horseheads, NY, died on March 16, 2013 at the Beechtree Care Center in Ithaca, NY. Shirley was born on November 4, 1928 in Binghamton, NY, daughter of the late Albert and Edith (Bump) Button. Shirley retired from Elcor Health Services in Horseheads after many years of service as a nurse's aide. Shirley was a past Auxiliary President of the American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights, NY, past matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Southport, NY and a lifetime member of the Eastern Star in Breesport NY. Shirley is survived by her daughters, SuEllen (Richard) Harland of Plattsburg, NY and Sandra (Edward) Savage of Ogdensburg, NY; 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Barbara Nelson of SC; Shirley was predeceased by her husband, James in 1978 and son, Terry. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, March 18, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Shirley too Alzheimer Support Group at 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd, Owego, NY 13827, or Beechtree Care Center at 318 S. Albany St., Ithaca, NY 14850.   Star Gazette – March 17, 2013


 
 
 

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