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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Elmira, Chemung County NY
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

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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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CLARK Ralph E.

Of Horseheads, NY passed away on Sunday October 30, 2005 at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Ralph was born August 23, 1926 in Millport, NY the son of the late Floyd and Velma Hurd Clark. He was a veteran of WW II serving his country with the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a member of Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post # 442 in Horseheads. Ralph married his wife, Annajean Richards Clark, on June 23, 1947 and they recently celebrated their 58th Wedding Anniveresary on June 23, 2005. He was an Operating Engineer and member of Local 832 for 58 years. Ralph was pre-deceased by his son Jay Van Clark on May 12, 1963. Ralph leaves his wife of 58 years Annajean Richards Clark; sons and daughters-in-law: Ronald & Joyce Clark and Steve & Jennie Clark; daughters and sons-in-law: Lynne & Tim Gaylord and Kelly & Glenn Thresher; grandchildren: Lori & Thomas Snyder, Adam Clark, Greg and Garan Gaylord, Kyle Clark, and Curtis Thresher; great grandchildren: Alexandra, Katherine, and Michael Snyder; brothers and sister-in-law: Melvin & Virginia Clark and Kenneth Clark; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Joanna Richards, Howard & Helen Berry, William McLaughlin, and Mary Clark; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including Jack & Pat Clark. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday November 2, 2005 from 5-6:30 PM. Mr. Clark's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Mr. James Radford officiating. Officers and members of American Legion Post #442 will meet at the Funeral Home on Wedenesday at 6:30 PM to conduct a memorial service for their departed comrade. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Clark through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830.  Star Gazette – November 1, 2005

 

ROBERT E. COATES, age 66, of Little Road, Lowman, NY died Friday, October 11, 2002 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.  Robert was born January 28, 1936 in Elmira son of the late Carter and Bessie (Bellows) Coates.  He was retired from Kennedy Valve where he was employed in the Molding Department for many years.  Robert was married the former Gwendolyn Gore.  Bob was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt.  He was quick with a joke loving to make everyone around him smile and laugh.  Surviving in addition to his wife Gwendolyn are his daughter; Rosemarie Coates of Odessa, sons, Erin Coates of Odessa and Roland Coates of Gillett, PA, sisters, Margaret Nash of Orlando, FL and Genevieve Nichols of Elmira, 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, October 17, 2002 from 6 to 8:30 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:30 PM.  Interment will be 10 AM Friday Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

COATS –GENEVIEVE M. NICHOLS, age 86, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, January 5, 2004, at home with her loving family by her side.  She was born in November 2, 1917 on Pennsylvania to the late Carter and Bessie (Belles) Coats.  Genevieve was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Nichols in 1980.  Survivors include her children, Joyce (John) Coolbaugh of Elmira, Geraldine Ochab of FL, Bernadine Nichols of Bradford, PA, Ralph (Mary) Nichols of FL, Mary Nichols of Elmira, Duane Nichols of Elmira, and Linda Nichols of Elmira; sister, Margaret Nash of FL; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; close friends, Rev. John Bedzyk.  Genevieve was a member of the Elmira Christian Center for many years and she also was a missionary for the inmates at the Elmira Correctional Facility.  Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 7th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barrett Funeral Home.  Calling hours will continue there on Thursday, January 8th from 4 to 6 p.m.  Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. with Rev. John Bedzy officiating.  Interment will be held at convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

COCHRAN Carey L.
Of Elmira, NY - Age 78 died unexpectedly at home, Monday, June 14th, 2010. Carey is survived by his sons, Daniel (Donna) Cochran of Fletcher, NC, and Thomas Cochran of Elmira; daughter, Majil Cochran of Wilmington, DE; six grandchildren, Daniel Cochran, Brian Figueroa, Kari Cochran, Trey Cochran, Alexis Seymour, Julia Seymour; and several brothers and sisters. He was predeceased by his wife, Edith Elaine Cochran in 2004. Carey retired from the United States Army, serving in the Korean War, Viet Nam, and several other conflicts defending the freedom of his country. He was very proud to receive the bronze star and several other certificates of honor. Carey also worked many years for Clute Ford and Mercury and enjoyed the people he was friends with and helped while working. In Carey's free time he was an avid auto mechanic and he loved to fish. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Saturday, June 19th, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM with funeral and committal services honoring Carey's life there at 2:00 PM. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Those wishing please make memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association , NYS- Memorial Program, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 17, 2010

COLE ALICE E. FIELDS,  (SRGP 79613) 

Mrs. Alice E. Fields, 78, of Gillett RD2, died February 12, 1987 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born February 11, 1909 in Mansfield, PA.  Mrs. Fields was a retired employee of the Remington Rand division of Sperry-Rand.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cleone Buchanan, Horseheads, NY; son, Jack Fields of Gillett; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four brothers; three sisters; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Allen E. Fields, in 1986.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY on February 14 with Rev. Charles Root officiating and interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira.  (TGR Feb. 19, 1987)

 

COLE Marjorie J. JOHNSON

Age 80 of Horseheads, NY, formerly of Villa Serene Apartments. She was born July 3, 1932 in Elmira, the only child of the late Clarence E. and Marion F. (Hadlock) Cole and died Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband Robert and daughter Susan Ruf and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Lawrence and Tracie Johnson of Bath; daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Ryan Shafer of Horseheads; son-in-law Charles Ruf of Port Angeles, WA; grandchildren Alyson and Jillian Johnson of Elmira Heights, Vicky Lee Ruf and Stephanie Wilson of Port Angeles, WA; great grandchildren Rosie and Skyler Long, Patrick Costello and Scarlett Wilson all of Port Angeles, WA; step grandchildren Alex, Mary and Ian Wallis all of Bath; special friends Dr. Marc, Karla, Russell, Kelly, Eddie, Irina, Daniel and Nathan Greenwald formerly of Horseheads. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Sullivanville United Methodist Church and the Horseheads Grange. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, October 30th from 4 to 7 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. Rev. Beverly Davenport will officiate. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – October 29, 2012

 

MAXWELL L. COLE
 Maxwell L. Cole, 83, of Pine Valley, NY died Saturday, January 18, 1992 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. He was born on May 21, 1908 in East Troy, PA, the son of Frank and Bessie (VanHorn) Cole. He was a graduate of Troy High School and Meeker's Business Institute.  He retired as an accountant for American Warming and Ventilating after 46 years of service. Max was active in the Masonic Order where he was a member of Union Lodge #95 F & AM, Corning Consistory, Cashmere Grotto and Kalurah Shrine and was a former conductor of its Oriental Band.  He was a member of the Pine Valley United Methodist Church and the Pine Valley Senior Citizens and had been an enthusiastic bowler. His family includes his wife, Mrs. Shirley (Davies) Cole; daughter and son-in-law, Maxine and Clarence Spaulding of Hector; sons and daughter-in-law, George (Jerlyn) Cole of Pine City, Donald Cole of Rochester, Terry Cole of Lockwood; stepdaughters, JoAnne (Mrs. Everett) Bennett of Jacksonville, FL and Maxine (Mrs. Thomas) Manning of Elmira, NY; 12 grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Bernice Lewis of Towanda, PA; brothers, Wilson of Sayre, PA, Marshall (Ethel) of Canton, Eldon (Esther) of East Troy, and Earl (Phyllis) of Milan, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Scott Evans, in 1991. Funeral services were held January 22 at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads with the Rev. E. Gene Callihan officiating and interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. (TGR, Thursday, January 23, 1992)
 

COLEGROVE Frances J. Maynard

Age 82 of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Frances was the daughter of the late Hugh and Edna (Layton) Colegrove. She was born June 14, 1929 in Corning, NY. Surviving is her son, James (Liz) Maynard of Newport News, VA; grandchildren, James R. (Erica) Maynard of Newport News, VA, Sabrina (Bubba) Hall of Newport News, VA; 4 great-granddaughters, Megan, Tori, Natalie, Adrian; brother, Keith Colegrove of Horseheads, NY. She is predeceased by her ex-husband, Earl Maynard; and her companion, Donald Butters. Frances worked for Westinghouse and Capabilities for several years. At one time she was an active member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed traveling, crafting and flower arranging. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Saturday, October 1st, 2001 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Pricilla Andrews officiating. Interment will take place at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association , 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.   Star Gazette – September 29, 2011
 

COLEMAN - WORDEN, Anna Louise
A longtime resident of the Elmira community, died Sunday evening, May 11, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit at the age of 80. Born on April 7, 1926 in Elmira, Anna was one of sixteen children born to Charles & Anna Force Coleman. She was married to Wesley Worden for over 35 years until he predeceased her in 1985. Anna was employed by Fasset, Bendix and later retired from Puralator. In serving the Lord, she was a member of First United Church of Christ for many years. A well-known local bowler, she was a member of the Bowling Hall of Fame and was active in the Senior Olympics as a runner. Surviving are her six children, William (Patricia) Worden, AR; Carol Worden, Elmira; Gary (Patti) Worden, State College, PA; Claire (Jay) Larrison, Elmira; Scott (Mary) Worden, Vestal; and Joette (Andy) Foster, Southport; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and many family friends also survive. In addition to her parents and husband, Anna was predeceased by several siblings. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday May 14, 2008 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services for Anna will take place at the funeral home Thursday morning, at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Jane S. Winters officiating. Graveside services will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Chemung County Office of the Aging, "Alzheimer's Facilitator Group" PO Box 588 Elmira, NY 14902-0588 in Anna's memory. Her family wishes to extend their gratitude to the St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit on the 5th floor for their outstanding care and support that was given to Anna in her final days; especially, Charlotte.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/13/2008.

 

COLEMAN Landon E.
Age 73, of New Port Richey, FL. He was born June 2, 1936 in Elmira, son of the late Charles and Anna (Force) Coleman and died Friday, July 3, 2009, in FL. He is survived by his loving companion, Karen Kline of FL; children, Lanny Joe, Cynthia, Ronald and Ralph Coleman; seven grandchildren, six brothers and two sisters. Lanny retired from Carrier Corp. in Syracuse. Family and friends are invited to his graveside service on Wednesday, July 8th, at 2 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/7/2009

COLEMAN - MARY ELIZABETH HURLEY
 Mary Elizabeth Hurley, 63, of 1318 Grand Central Avenue, Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, September 8, after a short illness. She was a communicant of St. Cecelia's Church. Her son, Timothy, died in 1979. She is survived by her husband, Robert T.; his mother, Rachel Coleman of Elmira, NY.; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Mary Hurley of Horseheads, NY.; a daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Daryl Wheeler of Millerton; grandson, Jason Timothy Hurley; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Helen Coleman and John and Rose Coleman, both of Elmira, NY, Donald Coleman of Columbus, Ohio, and Joseph Coleman of Elmira, NY.; a sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and James Bannon of Wellsburg, NY.; and several nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held at the Barrett Funeral Home Friday, September 11, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Cecelia's Church. Burial was made at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

COLONY
Richard P. Age 85 of Elmira, NY on Wednesday, August 1, 2001. Friends may call at HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL HOME on Saturday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 2PM. Rev. Al Craig officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Bernice; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Tami Williams of Wellsburg, NY; daughter, Nancy Colony of Atlanta, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Terry and John O'Laughlin; son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Edna Colony; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Steve Rakich, all of Elmira; 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren; many brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. Richard was a retiree from the former Facet Corp. with 30 years of service.

AYERIE COMFORT JR.(SRGP 11873)
 Ayerie (Junie) Comfort Jr., 69, of Breesport, NY, died Sunday, February 10, 1991 at his home. Mr. Comfort retired from Yellow Freight Truck Lines in 1981 after 41 years of service.  He was very active in Cub Scouting, the Fire Department, the Teamsters Union and the Breesport Methodist Church among other organizations. Among his survivors are his wife of 50 years, Mrs. Helen Spencer Comfort; daughters and sons-in-law, Nina and Gerald Stout of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Patricia and Stewart Rankin of Horseheads, MaryJane and Gerald Austin of Breesport; son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Paula Comfort of Orange Park, FL; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral and committal services were held at the Breesport United Methodist Church on February 14 (11 am) with the Rev. Gerald Smith officiating and interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Arrangements were by the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Memorials in his name may be made to the Breesport United Methodist Church, Southern Tier Hospice or the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, February 14, 1991)

COMFORT - JORDAN, Gloria J. (Comfort)
Age 62, of Horseheads, NY, died
peacefully on Friday, March 19, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her sons, William D. Jordan, Jr., Michael E. Jordan, and Kevin J. Jordan; grandchildren, Nancy, Adam, and Mitchell; sisters, Dixie (Bob) VanHouten, Mavis (Paul) White, and Sherry (Ken) Theetge; brothers, Jay Comfort and Dale (Bonnie) Comfort; former husband, William D. Jordan, Sr.; and special friend, Avon Palmer. Gloria was predeceased by brothers, Linden, Lester, Vernon, Ronald, and Marvin; also sisters, Ruth Sampson, Winnie Struble, and Jean Birch. She was an avid Elvis Presley fan. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Services there Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. followed by graveside service in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Those wishing may make memorials to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903; or the charity of ones choice. Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.22.2010

HERBERT J. COMFORT, OF Elmira,, NY ate 92 died Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at the VA Hospital in Bath, NY after a battle with cancer.  He was predeceased by his devoted, loving and faithful wife of 53 years, Marta (Martha) Teus Comfort, his parents, his brothers, Merrill E. Comfort, Lawrence L. Comfort and Roger I. Comfort, sisters, Bernice Comfort Stage and Eleanor Comfort Eccles.  He is survived by his sister; Miriam Comfort Sabatini of Watkins Glen, NY and brother, Bernard W. (Wanda) Comfort of Baldwinsville, NY and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  Mrs. Comfort was a veteran of World War II serving in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge ending his career in 1946 with 17 years of military service with the US Army.  He was employed by Remington-Rand Division of Sperry-Rand Corp. as a heat treater, which he did until his retirement.  He, along with his wife was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  In respect of his wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service.  Mr. Comfort will be cremated and laid to rest beside his loving wife in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira.  Those wishing may direct donations to: Seventh Day Adventist Christian School, 809 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY in Mr. Comfort’s memory.  We thank God for His love and mercy given to Mr. Comfort during his lifetime and throughout this disease.

JOSEPH A. ‘POP’ COMFORT, age 81 of Horseheads, NY, died, May 29, 2001 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital after being surrounded by his loving family.  Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Eva & Alvah Comfort; his son, Joseph Lee Comfort; grandson, Daniel Poley; brother, Lloyd Comfort; and his sister, Leona Stansfield.  Surviving Joseph is his loving wife of 61 years, Vivian Lusk Comfort; daughter, Linda (Tom) Gardner; daughter, Pat (George) Poley; and his sister; Mary Thomas; grandchildren, Scott Comfort, Dawn (Rick) Lackey, John (Kelly) Shaw, Lisa (Charlie) Rawcliffe, Jesse Gardner and fiancée, John Carter, Brian (Renee) Poley, Jennifer Poley, William (Willie) Poley; great-grandchildren, Calab, (C.J.) Comfort, Emily Lackey, Joey Lackey, Isaac Rawcliffe, Benjamin (Benny) Rawcliffe; many nieces and nephews who loved their “Uncle Joe”, “Special Son” Sam Lentini and Joe’s buddy “Buster” (his four legged friend).  Joseph proudly served in the US Army 94th Infantry Division, is a WWII Veteran; a member of Elmwood Baptist Church.  He participated in the Senior Olympic Games, winning several swimming awards.  Joe was an avid hunter and fisherman and nature lover.  He loved his animals “big Bird” in Florida and his squirrels in his backyard at his home in Horseheads.  Family and friends are invited to call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY on Thursday, May 31, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM with the funeral service at the Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Avenue, Elmira Heights on Friday, June 1, 2001 at 10:00 AM.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, with full Military Honors accorded.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Elmwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 230 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

LYNN D. COMFORT, 84, of Pine City, NY died Sunday, March 2, 1997 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  Lynn retired from Ward LaFrance Co. after 34 years as a machinist.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alverta M. Comfort (414 Christian Hollow Road, Pine City); sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Grace Comfort of Knoxville, TN, Phillip and Margaret Comfort of Pine City, Alan and Lillian Comfort of Pine City, Ronald Comfort and Betty Yauger of Pine City; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on March 4 with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Those wishing may make donations to a charity of ones choice.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

Lynn D. COMFORT, 84, of Pine City NY died Sunday, March 2, 1997 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  Lynn retired from Ward LaFrance Co. after 34 years as a machinist.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alverta M. Comfort (414 Christian Hollow Road, Pine City); sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and grace Comfort of Knoxville, tN, Phillip and Margaret Comfort of Pine City, Alan and Lillian comfort of Pine City, Ronald Comfort and Betty Yauger of Pine City; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof funeral Home in Elmira on March 4 with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Those wishing may make donations to a charity of one’s choice.

COMFORT - Stanley Comfort Jr.- Age 77 of Horseheads, NY. He was born January 2, 1933 in Elmira, son of the late Stanley and Syble (Osborne) Comfort and died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his daughter, Linda Comfort Tomaino; and brother, Raymond Comfort. Stan is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary (Casil) Comfort; children, JoAnn (Scott) Greenleaf of Liverpool, NY, Darlene (Scott) Manwaring of Horseheads, William Comfort of Big Flats, Robert Comfort of Mooresville, NC and Joseph (Terri) Comfort of Horseheads; grandchildren, Rachel Victor, Mackenzie and Steven Manwaring, TJ and Josh Lane, Jessica Warrick, Brad, Ryan and Allie Comfort; two great-grandchildren; sisters, June Rhode of Elmira, Joyce Taylor of Kernersville, NC and Gloria Ross of Charlotte, NC; along with several nieces and nephews. Stan retired from Facet Enterprises and owned Stan's Body Shop in Horseheads. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Korea and was a member of the American Legion Post 154 Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, March 12th, from 4 to 7 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Saturday, March 13th, at 2 p.m. Rev. Michael Spencer will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Stan through donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10001 or Susan G. Komen for the Cure , Twin Tiers Affiliate, P.O. Box 1306, Elmira, NY 14902. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.12.2010

CONE –CAROLYN C. BALMER age 78 of Chaffee Rest Home, Elmira, NY, Sunday, April 25, 1982.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral & committal service there at the conclusion of calling hours.  The Rev. Bruce Cummings will officiate.  Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  She is survived by sons; Robert Wilson of Jefferson City, MO. & Alfred Wilson of Dansville, NY; brothers, Harry W. Cone of Wellsburg, NY, Clark W. Cone of Boynton Beach, FL; sisters, Lucy VanDuser of Dunnellon, FL, Doris Forsythe of Elmira, NY, N. Isabel Burchell of Wellsburg, NY & Betty Flasphaler of Elmira, NY.  Also by several grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/1982

CONDGON Kenneth L. "Bondy"
Of Carriage Estates
Age 85, died on Thursday, April 19, 2007, at Chemung County Nursing Facility. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, April 22, 2007, from 3 to 5 p.m. with funeral service there at 5:00 p.m. Reverend Dennis Christiansen will officiate. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial donations to 6th Floor Activities Fund at CCNF, 103 Washington St., Elmira, NY 14901. Special thanks to CCNF, Cindy Evans and the staff on the 6th floor.

BENJAMIN H. CONKLIN age 79 of Lowman, RD 1, Hogback Rd., Thursday, March 23, 1972.  Friends may call at the Page-Jamiseson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Friday 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal service there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Welling Storch of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Survived by his wife, Cora E.; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Stanton of Honesdale, Pa., Mrs. Olive Allington of Elmira; son, Leonard Conklin of Lowman RD 1, 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Conklin was a retired employee of the Young Lumber Co. of Elmira.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/1972

CONNELL Delia M
TICE Delia M. Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, March 19, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Delia was born in Elmira, daughter of the late Robert and Jennie (Poyer) Connell. Survivors include sons, Joseph S. (Phyllis) Jr., Ronald, William, Alton (Gayle), Jack (Mary), Donald (Bonnie) and Michael (Betsy) Tice; daughter, Sandra Elston; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Delia was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1985; and daughter, Yvonne Christian. Delia will be sadly missed by those who loved her. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday, March 23, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor David Sullivan officiating.

JAMES H. CONNELLY of 103 Willys St., Saturday, Aug. 4, 1956.  He was employed at Hardinge Bros. Inc.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Cecil Connelly; mother, Mrs. Elmina Owen of Mansfield, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Frank Boehike of Cleveland, Ohio; sons, Ronald of New York City and Gordon Connelly of Elmira; step-son, David Spicer; brothers, Benjamin Connelly of Elmira; Leonard of Cedar Grove, N.J. and Sidney of Covington, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Leon Bailey of Long Beach, Calif. And Mrs. Edward Whitney of Milwaukee, Wis.; several grandchildren.  The body is at the Keefe Funeral Home, 436 Broadway, where friends may call today and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/1956

COOK  Angelo A. Age 81, of 458 Tompkins St., Elmira, NY. He was born February 15, 1924 in Elmira, son of the late Frank and Antoinette (Delmonte) Cook and died Tuesday, November 15, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan; daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Bobby Dupree of Thomasville, GA; son, Scott Cook of Palm Coast, FL; grandchildren, Kimberly, Kristine, Daniel, Tiffany, Courtney and Collin; great-granddaughter, Megan; sisters and brothers and their spouses, Theresa and Don Carr of Leesburg, FL, Tony Cook of Coraopolis, PA, Mary Cox, Anna and Jim Boykin, Joseph and Sandy Cook, all of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Cook retired from the Elmira Water Board. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force serving during WW II. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, November 18th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Angelo through donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, or the Dialysis Unit at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.

COOK-  BAKER, Mertie E.
 Age 72, of Troy, Pa., Saturday, May 9, 1970, at Arnot-Ogden Hospital.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 3 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen. Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira.  Survived by husband George; daughter Mrs. Richard (LaVerna) Brewer of Sylvania, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Ada Feller of Bogota, N.J.; brothers, Lewis Cook of Sarasota, Fla., J.M. Cook of Buffalo, Orin Cook of Wellsville, Ray Cook of Mainesburg; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Baker was a member of Jobs Corners Baptist Church; Columbia Grange; was born in Tioga County and was a lifetime resident of Troy area.

COOLBAUGH  Ella M. Roman
Age 76 of Elmira, NY. She was born March 15, 1934 in Pittston, PA daughter of the late Asa and Mary (VanDermark) Coolbaugh and died
Friday, October 1, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband Nicholas in 1995 and is survived by her large, loving family. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, October 4th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Her funeral service will be held there on Tuesday, October 5th at 11 am. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 3, 2010

COOPER  Harold L. Of Waverly, NY, died March 19, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta; and children, Jack (Mary) of Millport, Janet and Beverly of Erin, Norma Jean (Harold) of Brooktondale, Marlene (Jim) of Spencer, Darlene of Elmira, Neal (Sue) of Florida, Darrell (Brenda) Florida and RomaLee (Francis) of Oklahoma. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Harold was predeceased by his twin daughter, Janice Marie; four brothers, two sisters. Mr. Cooper requested no calling hours. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

COPP Raymond C.
Age 84, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, September 9, 2011 in Arizona. He was born on February 16, 1927 in Mosherville, PA. He was predeceased by his brothers, Don "Red" Copp, Richard Copp and Meryl "Jake" Copp, and sister, Ermil Magno. Raymond is survived by his children, Susan Chase of FL, Rhonda Bishop of Elmira, Cheryl Burch of Horseheads, Randy Copp of Elmira and Julie Copp of Albany; brother, Byron "Buzz" Copp of FL; sisters, Vera Leach of Elmira and Roberta Jackson of Upstate NY; grandchildren, Wendy Kingsley, Mark Kingsley, Philip Clark, Carrie Clark and Michelle Boughton; along with several other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Raymond was a veteran of the US ARMY and retired from Moore Business forms after many years of service. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, September 16th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.   Star Gazette – September 14, 2011

CORDIER Margaret R. "Marty"  Cuer

Of Pine City, NY - Was born August 11, 1928 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret (Russell) Cordier, died peacefully on Sunday December 25, 2011, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 83. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 65 years, Ben Cuer; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Nancy, Mickey and Beth and Michael and Betsy Cuer; adored grandchildren, Gretchen (Jay) Ferraro, Katie Cuer, Christina Cuer, Erin Cuer, Meaghan and Tim Ham, Ryan Cuer and Sean Cuer; beloved great-grandchildren, Alyssa Cuer, Giannna Ferraro, Jackson Ham and Ian Ferraro. "Marty", as she was affectionately known, retired from the former Remington Rand after 28 years of dedicated service. For the next 10 years, she worked for Fairway Springs. Above all else, her family was most important to her. A gathering of her family and friends will take place on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will be held there on Thursday, December 29th, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Horrace Stoddard will celebrate "Marty's" service. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.   Star Gazette - December 27, 2011

HAROLD T. CORDIER age 67 of 297 Robert St., Wednesday, September 17, 1969 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 11 a.m. the Rev. Charles H. Sawyer.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Margaret) Cuer of Pine City; sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Bertha) Watson of Elmira, Mrs. Gordon (Ruth) Lewis of Schenectady; brothers, Charles Cordier of Elmira, Earl Cordier of Los Gatos, Calif.; 3 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was a retired employee of the Corning Glass Works.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/18/1969


 
 

CORLESS Doris M. Corless Turner

84, of Delmar, NY died Tuesday, February 7, 2012. A former resident of Elmira, she was a very active member of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church, and also served as a volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Turner was predeceased by her husband G. Richard Turner. She is survived by her sons, John W. Turner (Yvonne) of Waddington, NY, and Robert J. Turner (Carolyn) of Guilderland, NY; her brother, Harry Corless (Joanna) of Woodslee, Ontario; and by her granddaughters, Kelly Elizabeth Turner, Lauren Elizabeth Sembler (Mark), and Courtney Ann Turner. A graveside service will be held in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Jerusalem Hill Rd., Elmira on Saturday, May 5th, at 11am. Relatives and friends are invited. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany, NY.   Star Gazette – May 3, 2012
 
 

JAMES W. CORRELL age 73 years of 232 West Ninth St., Elmira Heights, October 8, 1978.  Friends may call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church.  Burial Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Military Honors will be accorded at the grave.  Those wishing may make memorials to St. John’s Episcopal Church.  He is survived by his wife, Shirley W. Correll; a son, Terry of Elmira Heights; daughters, Mrs. Richard (Sue Ellen) Harland of Belgium and Mrs. Edward (Sandra) Savage of Ogdensburg, N.Y.; sisters, Mrs. Verna Wood and Mrs. Katherine Layer both of Waverly; brothers, George Layer of Nichols, N.Y. and William Layer of Waverly; five grandchildren.  He was a retired employee of Thatcher Glass, member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and a veteran of World War II.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/9/1976

CORNELL Mary Jane
Age 47 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Thursday May 31, 2007. Mary Jane was born May 28, 1960 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Clarence and Jane Hill Cornell. She was also pre-deceased by her sister Ruth Cornell. Mary Jane was a graduate of Southside High School and a member of Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Mary Jane loved her family and friends and will be dearly missed by all. Mary Jane is survived by her loving and devoted companion Tim Faber of Elmira Heights, NY; brothers: David Cornell of Denver, Colorado, Daniel Cornell stationed with the US Army in Germany and Russell Cornell of Beaver Dams, NY; special grandmother, Charlotte Stanton of Florida, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends, including a special aunt, Jean Wright of Florida; and a special nephew, Andrew Rautio; and a special "sister", Maureen Fauver of Elmira Heights, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mary Jane's Funeral Services on Wednesday June 6, 2007 at 5:30PM at Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church 230 Elmwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY. The Rev. Dr. Larry Appenzellar 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.

MR. HENRY N. CORP SR. age 72 of 116 Renwick Lane, Horseheads, Friday, July 5, 1974 at St. Joseph’s hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m., Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Tuesday at 1 p.m.  Rev. Robert Tyrell.  Burial in Forest lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by wife of 51 years Mary Gertrude (McKay) Corp; sons, Henry N. Corp, Jr. of Horseheads and William L. of Hyannis, Mass.; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.  He was communicant of St. Matthews Episcopal Church of Horseheads, Past Master and Secretary of the Norfolk Union Lodge AF & AM of Randolph, Mass, Red Cross, member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.  –Elmira Telegram 7/7/1974

REV. FREDERICK F. CORY age 87 of 1546 Maple Ave., Monday, Feb. 14, 1966.  Friends may call at Holly-Keck Funeral Home, Tuesday 7 to 9 and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 1 p.m., the Rev. J. Sydney Kane.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.  Survived by five sons, Ralph J. with where he resided, Paul B. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Harry F. of Clarence, N.Y., George Alfred of Honeoye Falls, NY, Harold W. of Clarence, N.Y.; daughter, Mrs. Evalyn Decourdres of Moravia, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Edith Walker of Watertown, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/14/1966

STEPHEN W. COURTRIGHT, 47, of 528 W. Franklin St., Horseheads, Wednesday, April 12, 1961.  He was an employee of Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Florence Marsh Courtright; daughters, Sharon, Janice, Sandra and Mary Lou at home; son, Stephen E. at home; mother, Mrs. Mary Courtright of Horseheads; sister; Mrs. Alice Strait of Himrod; brothers, Fred of Lawrenceville, Francis of Horseheads RD 2.  Body at Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William Harvey.  Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/14/1961

COURTRIGHT Tracey LaVerne
Age 84, of Lowman, NY, died early Sunday morning, November 25, 2007, at Appleridge in Bethany Village, Horseheads, after a four-month illness. A longtime Masonic Lodge member and World War II veteran stationed both in France and Germany. Mr. Courtright was especially proud of his family and of his 61-year marriage to his wife, Annette. Born in North Chemung July 24, 1923, Mr. Courtright graduated from Elmira's Southside High School in 1941 and went to work at Schweizer Aircraft before joining the war effort in 1944. When he returned in 1946, he worked for 4 years at Opeco Manufacturing in Groton, NY, and then he resumed work at Schweizer and later worked for many years for Chemung County at the Chemung County Health Center. Mr. Courtright was involved in a number of charitable organizations, with memberships at Southern Light Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, and the United Methodist Church in North Chemung. Mr. Courtright spent nearly all of his life in the rural outskirts of Elmira, but he had a broad view of life, traveling frequently with wife, Annette to places as far away as Hawaii and California as well as Florida and the eastern seaboard. Before he had grandchildren, he loved nothing more than "tinkering" with machinery on the family farm, and he was renowned for his understanding of complex machinery. He was particularly proud of his children and their professional accomplishments in academia, business, architecture, and aerospace industries. When his grandchildren were born, he enjoyed visiting them in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Massachusetts, and having them visit him and his wife, Annette. Besides his wife, Annette, he is survived by four children and their spouses, Kathleen Yorkis (Paul), Anson Courtright (Mary Beth), Suzanne Woodruff (Jay), and Hans Courtright (Mary); nine grandchildren, Maria Charnigo, Jacob Yorkis, Laura Mullen, Katie and Sarah Woodruff, Megan and Julie Courtright, Aidan and Michael Courtright; nephew, Douglas Courtright; and numerous cousins and extended family. Calling hours will be held Thursday, November 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Kalec Funeral Home, 705 E Church St., Elmira, with Masonic/Eastern Star Services to follow at 8 p.m. The funeral service will take place Saturday, December 1, at 10 a.m. at North Chemung United Methodist Church, 677 North Chemung-Breesport Rd., North Chemung, NY. Followed by his burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the North Chemung Food Pantry Capital Fund at 677 Breesport-North Chemung Rd., Lowman, NY 14861. This will go toward the acquisition of the old school house, which is the home of the food pantry.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/28/2007

COVEY –EVELYN M. HAFLETT, age 71 of 916 N. Main Street, Elmira, NY Saturday July 5, 1997 at the Arnot Ogden Medical center.  Friends are invited to
call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.  The interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  She was predeceased by her husband Ernest J. Haflett on Nov. 9, 1995.  Survived by her children and their spouses, John and Janet Haflett of Riverside, CA, Ronald and Susan Haflett of Elmira, NY, Donna and Robert Ameigh of Dundee, NY, Marleah Adams of Elmira, NY, Dale and Maureen Haflett of Washington State; siblings and their spouses, Lavern and Martha Covey, Everett Covey, Frances and Mark Lear, Isabelle and Dick Johnson, Barbara and George Finnerty, May Barrett; brother-in-law, Frank Haflett of Deming, NM; sister-in-law, Luella (Penny) Paulina of Deming, NM; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Haflett was a retired employee of the A&P in Horseheads, she also worked at the Remington Rand and the Bendix Corp., a member of the Civil defense and the Elmira Auxiliary Police, also a member of the Phoenix Campers Club.  –Elmira Star Gazette. (Parents: Claude and Iva Eddy Covey)

COVEY –MARION A. (COVEY) FRISBIE, Mother and Grandmother.  Age 93 of Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY, Thursday, October 29, 1998.  She was born February 28, 1905 the daughter of Anna (Allen) and Edward D. Covey in Jenningsville, PA.  Survived by daughters; Hazel Hanna DeNerio of Elmira, NY, Marion A. (Glen) Himes of Johnsonburg, PA; grandchildren, Patricia (Douglass) Hanna Bond of Cynthian, KY; Robert E. (Evelyn) Hanna of Lisbon, ME, Terry Michael (Judy) Himes of Anaheim, CA, Glenda (Francis) Cherry of Ridgeway, PA, Dale (Rose Marie) Himes of Ridgeway, PA, Glen C. Himes Jr. of Johnsonburg, PA, Steven Huck of FL, 19 grandchildren, several great and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her husband Benton Frisbie; two sisters, two brothers; 5 children and grandson Edward E. Husk.  Marion loved her family; she enjoyed reading, crocheting and traveling.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM with funeral and Committal Service there at the conclusion of calling hours Saturday evening at 8:00 PM, the Rev. Howard Hunt will officiate.  Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Those who wish may make memorials to the American Lung Association in Marion’s memory. –Elmira Star Gazette.

ROY S. COWAN. Age 80 of 2550 Shady Acres, Mulberry, Florida formerly of Horseheads, NY, died on Friday, June 11, 2004.  Roy was born January 11, 1924 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Samuel B. and Anna M. Mason Cowan.  He was a veteran of WWII, serving his country with the US Army.  Roy married his wife, Leone M. Ayers Cowan, on October 3, 1942, and they would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on October 3, 2004.  Roy was a retired machinist at Bendix Corporation in Elmira Heights, NY, and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Mulberry, Florida.  He was predeceased by his son, Army Specialist 4 John R. Cowan, who was killed in action in Vietnam on March 11, 1966.  Roy was also predeceased by his parents and brothers, Russell Cowan, who was killed in WWII, and a brother, Samuel L. Cowan, who died on February 10, 1991.  Roy is survived by his loving wife, Leone M. Ayers Cowan; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas J. and Barbara Cowan of Mulberry, Florida; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and David Soper of Fort Meade, Florida, and Janice and Donald Rosenbeck of Mulberry, Florida; 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; step-mother, Leva J. Cowan of Norwich, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Thelma and John Frost of Interlaken, NY, Marjorie and Melvin Hayes of Horseheads, NY, Alice and Bernie Hornbeck of New Port Richey, Florida, Patricia and Albert Tuttle of Norwich, NY, and Carol Cowan of Beaver Dams, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ted and Sylvia Wilcox of Mansfield, PA, Wesley and Barbara Cowan of Horseheads, NY, Benjamin and Marion Cowan of Stuart, Florida, and Sarah (Mrs. Samuel L.) Cowan of Horseheads, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Esther Hyer of Odessa, NY, Elwood and Marion Ayers of Alexandria, VA, Edward and Cheryl Ayers of Williamsport, PA, and Evelyn Ayers of Orleans, MA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY, on Thursday, June 17, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  Mr. Cowan’s funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, June 18, 2004 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Robert J. Stuart will officiate.  Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY.  The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Cowan through memorials to Good Shepard Hospice, 1919 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland Florida or Southern Tier Hospice, East Corning Road, Corning, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

COX - DRUMMOND
Barbara Age 75, of Florence Street, Waverly, NY, died peacefully at her home Wednesday, July 13, 2005. Born August 21, 1929 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the Late Jennie Gates Cox and John B. Cox and wife of the Late Rudolph Drummond. Her brother, Robert Cox also predeceased Barbara. Barbara worked at Harding Inc. in Elmira, New York. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Waverly. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who loved being a homemaker and gardening. She will be missed by all. Surviving Barbara are her sons, Rudolph Allen Drummond, Jr., Oakland, CA, Al L. (Michele) Drummond, Doylestown, PA, Tyrone W. (Rose) Drummond, Omaha, NE, and G. Vincent (Diane) Drummond, Binghamton, NY. Seven grandchildren also survive her; her sister, Jacqueline E. (Jesse J.) Curry, Corning, NY; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, July 16, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY. A Memorial Service to celebrate Barbara's life will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ann Canfield of the United Methodist Church of Waverly. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may direct memorial contributions in Barbara's name to the charity of their choice.
 

CRAFT Barbara Swan

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother - Age 84 of Horseheads, NY. She was born January 31, 1928 in Sayre, PA, daughter of the late Myrle and Sarah (Cater) Craft and died Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband Orrin K. Swan in 2001, infant daughter Eileen Ann Swan and brother and sister-in-law Richard and Doris Craft and is survived by her children Kenneth Swan of Horseheads (with whom she resided), Richard (fiancée JoAnn) Swan of Elmira, and Susan (William) Cecchini of Elmira; grandchildren and great grandchildren Kari Cecchini of Elmira, Phyllis (Gordon) Small of SC, Timothy Swan (with children Devin and Ricky), David (Teresa) Cecchini (with daughter Olivia); step grandson Tony (daughter Emily) Cecchini and Melissa (Mike) Perry (with children Gavin and Abigail); brothers John (Sharon) Craft of Horseheads; stepbrother Stanley Raub of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Barbara devoted her life to loving and caring for her family and friends and volunteering at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, February 14th from 4 to 7 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. Rev. Richard Farrell will officiate. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Her family wishes to give a special thanks to Dr. Edward Foster, the staff on 4D and the dialysis unit at Arnot.  Star Gazette – February 13, 2012
 

MR. CLARENCE W. CRANDALL age 68 of 984 Mountainview Drive, Pine City, N.Y. Tuesday, June 7, 1983.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave. Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Services there Friday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dodd Lamberton officiating.  A Masonic Memorial Service will be held Thursday 8:30 p.m.  Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate contributions to the Southern Tier Hospicare, 175 Grand Central Ave., Elmira Heights or the American Cancer Society.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/9/1983

CRANDALL - ROBINSON
Donna S. Age 57, of Horseheads, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Donna was born December 12, 1949, a daughter of the late Robert H. and Marion Lunn Crandall. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother-in-law, H. Richard Robinson. Donna is survived by her husband of 37 years, Frederick E. Robinson of Horseheads; daughter and son-in-law, Nicole M. and William VanAlstyne of Horseheads, with their daughters, Danielle and Lindsey; sisters and brother-in-law, Melanie and John Voltz, and Nancy Ayers, all of Shinglehouse, PA; sister-in-law, Mary Kay Robinson of Elmira; aunt, Joyce Nichols of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Donna was a graduate of Arnot Ogden Hospital School of Nursing, continuing her education at Elmira College where she received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing. She worked at Arnot Ogden Medical Center for 17 years. Donna then was employed with the NYS Department of Corrections, working at several different facilities in the Southern Tier. She was active in Girl Scouts, serving as a co-leader for Girl Scout Troop 884 and as the Registrar of the Pegasus Service Unit of the Seven Lakes Girl Scout Council. Donna was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church, where she volunteered as a lector. She was also a member of the Southern Tier Chapter of AGREGÉS, which is a women's group supporting the Sisters of St. Joseph. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., NY on Friday, May 25, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna's memory may be

CRANE –ETHEL G. LEE, 92, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, December 30, 1998 in the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Elmira.  Mrs. Lee was an assembler operator for the Remington Rand Co. after working as an inspector for the Eclipse Co. in Elmira Heights, NY.  She is survived by daughter Virginia (William E.) Herrick of Elmira, NY and LaVerna (William) Jelliff of Cayutaville, NY; five grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Jean Crane of Troy, PA and Vivian Crane of Franklindale, PA; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Rodney C. Lee in 1970.  Services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on January 2 with the Rev. William Vallet officiating and interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made in Ethel’s name to the charity of one’s choice.  –Troy Gazette-Register. (Parents Archie D. and Lottie Jennings Crane.)

CRANMER Cheyenne
Entered this world on Monday, June 15, 2009 and touched many lives in the 2 days she was here. She is survived by her parents, Matthew & Eve Pound Cranmer and along with her big sister, Savannah, Millport. Along with her maternal family, grandparents, Frankie Grayson & Randy Pound Sr.; great grandparents, Delores Bidleman; aunt, Angel Pound, uncles, Randy Pound Jr. and Don Pound; paternal family, grandparents, Sylvia & Mark Fivie; Steve & Kathie Cranmer; great grandparents, Pat & Phil Thomas, Elmer "Jim" & Betty Cranmer, Jack & Donna Fivie, Louis Turner; uncles, Jeremy & Tricia Cranmer, Rich & Betty Myers, Gary & Joanne Myers; aunt, Teeja (Charlie Orr) Fivie and many family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday June 22, 2009 from 11 am - 12 noon. Funeral services will follow at 12 noon. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
CREDE Marian C. Ryant

Age 92 and formerly of Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, died Sat. Feb. 12, 2011 at Elcor Health Center. Marian was born May 9, 1918 in Corning, NY a daughter to the late Clarence and Ethel Crede. She was predeceased by her husband, Oris "Doc" Ryant; daughter, Patricia; and brother, Robert Crede. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Ryant-Devine of Montour Falls, NY, Nancy (Chester Hatstat) Ryant of Alexandria, VA; granddaughter, Jenn Hatstat, also of Alexandria, VA; special friend and longtime companion, Carl Raniewicz of Elmira Heights; niece, Lia Crede of Rochester, NY; and many friends. Marian was retired from Bendix Eclipse and a member of the Order of Eastern Star Elmira Heights Chapter. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women's Association and avid supporter of the Clemens Center and Tanglewood Nature Center. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Tuesday Feb. 15, 2011 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will take place on Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In support of higher education and in thanks for the wonderful care received by the many health care providers at Elcor, those wishing may remember Marian with memorials to an educational Scholarship for higher learning and advancement for health care providers c/o Elcor Health Service Center, 48 Colonial Dr., Horseheads, NY 14845.  Star Gazette – February 14, 2011
 
CROWNINGSHIELD Robert E., Age 62, of Erin, died Fri., Mar. 14, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital. Bob was born in Elmira, NY, to the late Charles and Gertrude (Tuthill) Crowningshield. He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of nearly 36 years, Cheryl (Whittaker) Crowningshield; much loved children, Shawn Crowningshield of Erin, NY, Stacie and Chad Lynch of Horseheads, NY; granddaughter and "the apple of papa's eye", Krystiana; brother, Charles Crowningshield of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy and Bill Rice of Breesport, NY; aunt, Shirley Tuthill of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob was also predeceased by his sisters, Shirley Ricks and Nancy Roark; niece, Debra Robinson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Virginia Messing; and uncle, Fred Tuthill. For over 30 years he was a blacktop operator for Lycoming Silica Sand in Horseheads. Bob was a graduate of Southside High School, Class of 1963. He was a proud veteran of the US Air Force serving during the Vietnam War. Many years later he received much joy having been instrumental in the reunion of several Air Force comrades with whom he served. In his leisure, he enjoyed woodworking, tinkering with cars, and dirt track stock car races. A good neighbor and friend to many, Bob was always lending a kind and helping hand to anyone who needed one. He will be missed by many. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, from 4-7:00 p.m. where his service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with the Rev. Susan Husted officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of his family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park where Full Military Honors will be accorded. Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/16/2008 - 3/18/2008.
 

CRUSENBERRY  - Stanley 84, of Wellsburg, NY, died February 18, 2006, at his home. He was born on December 24, 1921 in Bluefield, WV. Stanley is the husband of Alice J. (Wereley) Crusenberry to whom he married on October 1, 1950. Mr. Crusenberry was a foreman and crane operator for the Chemung Foundry. He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving in the Sea Bees in the Pacific Theatre. Stanley is a member and past Commander of American Legion Post # 443 Wellsburg, and also past County Commander of 6th District. He is a lifetime member of the Wellsburg, NY Fire Department, and was very active in sports. Stanley is survived by his wife, Alice; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Wes Corby of Pine City, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Debbie Wereley of Harrison, ID; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews in the Elmira and West Virginia areas. Family and friends are invited to call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. James Carr officiating. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will give military rites. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
 

CUER Betty Lou (Cuer) Frutchey Merrill

Loving Mother & Grandmother: Was born November 17, 1944 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late Roy B. and Mildred (Burgett) Cuer died on Monday, February 27, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with her sons at her side. Her husbands, Charles J. Frutchey Sr., Richard A. Merrill and her son, Charles "John" Frutchey II all predecease her. She is survived by her loving sons, Christopher (Theresa) Frutchey, Todd (Jessica) Frutchey and Shaun Merrill; grandchildren, Todd Eric Frutchey, Dean Frutchey, Kyle Frutchey, Joseph Rogers and Mason Rogers; "special girls", Beth Ann Haner (Chris Bieneik) and children, Aodhan Collins, Aubra Haner, Chris Jr. and Chalenena Parker. Betty Lou was a graduate of CCC receiving her degree in Applied Science (nursing) in 1976. She was among the first group of Hospice Nurses trained in Chemung County. She owned and operated Nurses Azield, PC - in home nursing care service. Was a dedicated employee of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center working in the ER, with critical care and med/surg. She was a Chemung County Nurse working the offices of Dr. Salsburg, Dr. Howard and Dr. Mitchell. Betty Lou was a substitute School Nurse for SCT Boces and the Horseheads School District, and was a recording secretary codes in the town of Horseheads. She owned and operated Merrill's Tax service for many years. She was also an American Red Cross Nurse. She sat on the Board of Directors for the Elmira Heights Little League and was a member of the Professional Parents - Reach Program. Betty Lou belonged to the following organizations: Women of the Moose - Horseheads Chapter # 1832 where she held both Junior and Senior Region for the Moose Chapter; VFW Elmira Post, American Legion Auxiliary Post in Elmira Heights, the American Red Cross and was a Republican Committee member. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM and 3:00 to 5:00 PM. A Requiem Mass will take place in the Grace Episcopal Church 375 West Church Street Elmira, on Monday March 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Donald Matthews will celebrate the Mass for Betty Lou. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park where she will be laid to rest with her beloved son "John". Following the committal prayers, the Ladies of the Moose will be providing a luncheon for all of Betty Lou's family and friends at 2:00 PM at the Horseheads American Legion 71 Old Ithaca Rd Horseheads, NY.  Star Gazette – March 2, 2012
 

CULVER –MRS. MILDRED L. PIDCOE age 57 of 1170 Sherman Ave., Saturday, Sept. 20, 1969.  Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. J. Sidney Kane.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by husband, John Richard Pidcoe; sons, Neal C. and Richard D. Jr. Pidcoe both of Elmira; mother, Mrs. Laura Belle Conklin of Gillett RD, Pa.; brother, Menzo D. Halsey of Wellsburg RD; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/21/1969

 

CURTIS David F.  "Deacon"
Age 70, of 36 Level Acres Dr., Horseheads, NY. He was born March 3, 1936 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Kenneth and L. Mildred (VanWeort) Curtis and died Thursday, December 04, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his daughter, Wendy; and son, Todd. Deacon is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Grover of Campbell, NY; granddaughters, Whitney LaBar of Horseheads, and Isabella Grover of Campbell, NY; sisters, Rachel Humphries of Horseheads, and Ruth Woodcock of Naperville, IL; along with several nieces and nephews; dear friends, Geno and Doreen Haight of Horseheads. Deacon owned and operated Deacon's Transport in Horseheads. He was a member of the Horseheads American Legion. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, December 11th, from 6 to 8 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. Rev. Paul Mather will officiate. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/9/2008

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