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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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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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DAILEY –ALVERTA MARIE DAILEY COMFORT, age 86, of Christian Hollow Rd., Pine City, NY, and Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY.  Alverta went home to angels and her husband of 62 years, Lynn on Tuesday, April 22, 2003.  She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Grace Comfort of Knoxville, TN, Phillip and Peggy Comfort of Pine City, NY, Alan and Lillian Comfort of Pine City, NY, Ronald and Donna Comfort of Elmira, NY; sister, Thelma Tifft of Horseheads, NY; 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  Alverta loved listening and dancing to country and polka music.  She was a very devoted homemaker, mother, and grandmother, famous for her chocolate chip cookies.  Along with baking, she loved being around people and working in her flower beds.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Friday, April 25, 2003, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. with funeral and committal services there Friday at 7 p.m.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY.  Those wishing may make memorials in Alverta’s name to the Elcor Health Services, Resident Activity fund, 48 Colonial Dr., Horseheads, NY.  The family would like to thank the staff of Elcor Hickory Knoll North for seven years of love and devotions given to their mom during her stay.

 

D’ALOISIO Mary C. (D'Aloisio) PATELUNAS

Age 81 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born May 30, 1931 in Elmira, daughter of the late Americo and Stella (DeSocio) D'Aloisio and died Saturday, January 19, 2013 peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital with loving family at her side. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Frank Patelunas on June 22, 1989 and brothers and sister-in-law Michael and Josephine D'Aloisio and Fred D'Aloisio. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law Marcus and Diane Patelunas of Elmira and Gary Patelunas of Elmira Heights; grandson Marcus (Holly) Patelunas, Jr. and great granddaughter Lily Patelunas of Horseheads; sister-in-law Grace D'Aloisio of Elmira along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary retired form Elcor Health Services as Dietary Supervisor with 20 years of service and then was employed with Curly's Chicken House for 10 years. She was an avid bingo player. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, January 22nd from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Wednesday, January 23rd at 9:30 am followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Mary through donations to the Elmira Heights Fire Department, 215 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903.   Star Gazette – January 21, 2013

 

DALTON - AYRES
Barbara A. Formerly of Elmira and secretary at the Cenentary Methodist Church, died in Batavia, October 6, 2005. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Evagelina Dalton. Mother of Diane Bannister and Michael Romanov. Also survived by two grandchildren; one great-grandson, nieces and nephews. Services 10 a.m., Monday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia, followed by graveside services at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

DANNELLEY - DICKINSON, Dorothy M.
Age 83 of Elmira, NY. She was born December 21, 1925 in Elmira Heights, daughter of the late Melvin and Myrtle (Bryan) Dannelley, and died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, John F. Dickinson on April 4, 2006; brothers, Raymond and Donald Dannelley; sisters, Irene Paulo and Eva Cook; and is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Gaynell Parker of Tallahassee, FL, Rose and Dale VanAtta of Elmira; sister, Lucille Coolbaugh of AZ; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Dickinson was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 154, Elmira Heights and the Golden Glow Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., on Wednesday, June 24th from 5 to 7 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 7 p.m. Rev. Don Guiles will officiate. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/23/2009

DANNER - PIERCE, Betty
Age 78, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Betty was born on July 10, 1930 in Herzogenaurach, Germany. She retired from Thatcher Glass in Elmira Heights after many years of service. Survivors include her children, Frank W. (Vicki) Pierce, Joyce (Charles) Fiscus, Martha (Gary) Lambert, Darlyn (Kevin) Siuda and Alfred (Grace) Pierce; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Kathi Danner. Betty is predeceased by her husband, Frank R. Pierce; brothers, Willy and Theo Danner. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, March 18th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there on Thursday, March 19th, at 12:30 p.m. with Fr. Richard Farrell officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Flowers will be provided by the family and donations in memory of Betty can be made out to Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 563 Jerusalem Hill Rd., Elmira, NY 14901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/17/2009

DARRIN Alberta J. “Bertie”
CLEMENS Alberta J. "Bertie" Age 75, formerly of Rte. 78, Prattsburgh, NY, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Three Rivers Nursing Facility in Painted Post, NY. Alberta was born in Tyrone, NY, daughter of the late Charles and Sophronia (Champlin) Darrin. Alberta retired from Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath, NY, after many years of service as an LPN. She will always be known for her compassion and dedication to her patients as an LPN. Survivors include son, Jack (Mary) Clemens of Big Flats, NY; daughters, Jean (Larry) Larson of Sterling Heights, MI, Jeannice (Kenneth) Schrock of Elmira, NY, and Mellisa McRorie of Buffalo, NY; brother, Frank (Louise) Darrin of Pultney, NY; sister-in-law, Norma Darrin of Pultney, NY; 15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Alberta was predeceased by her sister, Rosemary Darrin; and her brother, Chuck Darrin. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service in memory of Alberta on Sunday, March 19, 2006, at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Gary Chorpenning officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

DAUGHERTY Ralph R.
Age 82 of Windsor Rd., Horseheads, died unexpectedly April 30, 2008 while wintering in Florida. Ralph was born July 20, 1925 in Endicott, NY, the son to the late Ralph and Dorothy (Lilly) Daugherty. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Betty (Miller) Daugherty; sons and daughters-in-law, Joel (Donna Morgan) Daugherty of Elmira Heights, NY, Martin (Janice) Daugherty of Horseheads, NY; daughter-in-law, Kay Daugherty of Navarre, FL; grandchildren, Timothy (Kim) Daugherty and Melissa Daugherty of Florida, Marisa Daugherty and Matthew Daugherty of Elmira Heights; step grandchildren, Ashlyn and Jason Keyser of Horseheads; many brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews. Also predeceased was their son, Michael Daugherty, in 2005. Ralph was a retired heat-treater at Facet Inc., in Elmira Heights, NY. Together with his wife, they enjoyed retirement spending time in Florida and Black Lake in Upstate NY. Ralph was also a veteran of the US Navy serving his country during WWII. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., May 7, 2008, from 2-5:00 p.m. where his service will follow at 5:00 p.m. Interment will take place privately in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/4/2008 - 5/6/2008.

DAVENPORT Rochelle P., aka Shelly/Peach Hancock

Born on August 5, 1938 to Ella Alice Taylor Whitehouse and Richard Raymond Davenport, died of natural causes at her home in Horseheads, NY on September 27, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents and step father David C. Whitehouse, her son David C. Smith and her brother David Whitehouse. She is survived by her brother Charles Whitehouse of Liverpool, NY; her sons Lawrence D. LaMorie of Rochester, NY, and John R. Smith of Clovis, CA; and her daughter Cecile B. Dean of Horseheads, NY; nine grandchildren and numerous other loved ones. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, a graduate of Elmira Business Institute, and former employee of Artistic Greetings. Burial services will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY by Barber Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in her memory to the Horseheads Youth Bureau, 2305 C Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, NY 14845 or to the family directly. Star Gazette - October 6, 2013

 

DAVIS Kenneth H.

Age 83, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Bethany Manor. He was born on September 18, 1927 in South Creek, PA to the late George and Cleo (Carpenter) Davis. Kenneth was predeceased by his wife, Jane Davis; and daughters, Bonnie Davis and Shirley Russell. He is survived by his son, William (Carolyn) Davis of Elmira; daughters, Cathy (Charles) Bennett of Elmira, Connie Bernas of Elmira, Donna (Joe) Brimmer of Elmira Heights, Patty (Don) Simoens of Elmira and Margaret Miller of Bentley Creek, PA; adopted son, Mike Price of Elmira Heights; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. Kenneth was a longtime member of the American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, May 25th, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow there at 4 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the staff at Bethany Manor for the wonderful care give to Kenneth.  Star Gazette – May 23, 2011
 

DAVISON -  LAWES, MARGUERITE,    Mrs. Marguerite Davison Lawes, 68 of Elmira, NY died September 10, 1986.  She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Curtis (Joie) Sterling of Gillett, PA, Mrs. Justin (Jim) Jenkins, Elmira, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Khale (Rick) and Suntahn Davison of Rome, NY; a step-son; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with Rev. Charles Root officiating on September 12.  Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park ,Elmira.  (TGR Sept. 18, 1986)

DEAN - BEARDSLEE
Frances I. Age 89, of Elmira Heights, died peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2005, at Seneca View Skilled 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.Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. The family will receive friends prior to funeral services, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, at the Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Patrick L. Holder officiating; burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Elmira. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Erwin; son, Roger (Nancy) Beardslee of Hector; daughter, Ruth (John) Bills) of Hector; grandson, Brett Beardslee of Hector; granddaughters, Kate (Steve) Bills Woods of Jamaica Plain, MA, and Jennifer Bills of Brighton, MA; and nephews, Robert and John Rogers. She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey Dean; and mother, Daisy Dean Rogers, of Elmira Heights; and only sibling, Robert C. Rogers. Fran was born and raised in Elmira, NY, where she graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School Class of 1935. She married Erwin Beardslee on August 2, 1939 and together they lived for 64 years in Elmira Heights. She was a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church for 77 years, assisting with every church dinner and bazaar until her mid 80s; and was also a member of the UMCW Dockstater Circle. She was also a member of Eastern Star Harmony-Loyal Chapter #265, Elmira, AARP volunteer, Voter Registration and Voting Election Inspector volunteer, active member of the Elmira Heights Historical Society, a Girl Scout leader, and devoted grandmother. The family will provide flowers. Memorials in her memory be directed to the Oakwood United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903; or the Hector Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 96 Hector, NY 14841.

DEATS Bert F.
Of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family Wednesday evening, September 9, 2009. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1942. Bert retired from SM Flickingers in 1991 after 42 years of safe driving at the age of 70. Bert enjoyed Nascar/Stock Car racing, football, country music, square dancing, card playing and, most of all, being with his family. Bert is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Loretta Makovitch; his children, Yvonne (David) Sadler of Breesport, NY, Cindy Deats of Anchorage, AK, Sherry Deats (Gary Reis) of Menlo Park, CA, Colleen Deats of Elmira, NY, and Bert Deats II of Horseheads, NY; brother, Donald (Kim) Deats of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Aimee (Dan) Goldstein and Jeremy (Maureen) Swartwood of Anchorage, AK, Aaron (Jessica) Sadler and Michelle Sadler of Breesport, NY; great-grandchildren, Maelynn Goldstein of Anchorage, AK, Robert and Ryan Sadler of Breesport, NY; sister-in-law, Theresa Hurley; and brother-in-law, Paul Makovitch of Elmira, NY; and several nieces, nephews, especially Thomas Hurley (Vickie) of Buffalo, NY, and cousins. He is also survived by his beloved four-legged feline companion, Reggie. Bert was predeceased by his sister, Mary Deats and Frances Wolf; and his brother, Harry Deats Jr. Please join the family for a celebration of Bert's life at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, on Friday, September 11, 2009, from 5-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads, NY on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Bert will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park immediately following. Friends may make memorial contributions to Catholic Charities, 215 E. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901.   Published in Star-Gazette on September 11, 2009

 

DEATS Debra Ann PHILLIPS

Age 57 of Elmira, NY. She was born March 25, 1956 in Elmira, the daughter of Donald and Vivian (Emery) Deats and died Sunday, November 17, 2013 peacefully at home with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her mother Vivian Vargson in 1999 and is survived by her husband of 35 years, Edward J. Phillips; children and their spouses Dean and Kris Phillips of Shawnee, OK, Nicol Osborne, Joshua Phillips and Tammy and John Garvin all of Elmira; grandchildren Samantha, Christopher, Melody, Evan, Emersyn and Makayla; father Donald Deats of Elmira; brother Brian (Teresa Cole) Deats of Millerton, PA; sister Diane Shrout of Beaver Dams along with several nieces and nephews. Debra was a Registered Nurse, employed with St. Joseph's Hospital. Family was everything to her; especially her grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, November 20th from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8pm. Her funeral service will follow at 8 pm. Committal prayers and interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – November 19, 2013

 

DECKER - RYAN Clio Mae
Age 80, a resident of Woodbrook, formerly of Morrowfield Avenue and the Southport community her whole life, died Monday, January 21st, 2008, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital. Clio was the daughter of the late Carl and Esther Decker. She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis in 1983. Surviving Clio are her children, Linda and Dale Taft of Pine City; Kathleen and Gene Wheeler of Big Flats, Timothy and Donna Ryan of Lima; her nine loving grandchildren, Adam (Kim) Taft, Todd (Jennifer) Taft, Jared (Jessica) Taft, Abigail (Timothy) Doolittle, Mathew (Lori) Wheeler, Jeremy (Jennifer) Wheeler, Andrew Wheeler, Shannon Ryan (Bill Lewis), Kevin Ryan; and nine cherished great-grandchildren and a little ONE on the way, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband; Clio is also predeceased by her sister, Carline Marino. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Friday, January 25th, 2008, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there at the conclusion of the calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Clio enjoyed a lifetime at the Central Christian Church in Elmira with over 60 years of membership. She was a clerk for 27 years at all three of the Steele Memorial Library branches. Her joy in her life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid quilter. Those wishing please make memorials in her name to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/23/2008.
 

DECKER Harry Budd Decker

Big Pine Key, Florida: Born: 12/04/1927 in Elmira, New York to Cortland Harry Decker and Genevieve Budd Decker. A resident of Big Pine Key, Florida, passed on 06/02/2011, in Miami, Florida, after an extended sickness. Harry lived his early years in West Elmira and graduated from Elmira Free Academy. He was a Marine Corps Veteran serving at the end of World War II, he transferred to the Navel Reserve and was called up for active duty during the Koren War and served in the Far East. He worked in the electronics industry as a civilian employee of the US Government in Labrador doing long range communications maintenance. He returned to Elmira after the death of his father to run the family construction business. He returned to electronics in Rochester, NY, working in computers. While living in Henrietta, NY he had real estate holdings in the Rochester area that kept him busy. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping and fishing with his sister and family in the Finger Lakes area. He had his Private Pilots license and owned his own aircraft. After he retired, he sold his real estate and moved to Big Pine Key, Florida. He became a Federal Licensed Gun dealer and enjoyed shooting and fishing with friends, in the Florida Key's. He was predeceased by his mother Genevieve Decker Brunjes and father Cortland Decker, stepfather George Brunjes, his brother Richard Decker, and sister Beverly Decker Harrison. He is survived by his son Cortland Harry Decker II and Amy McAdams Decker, grand children, Sarah Decker, Benjamin Decker, Rachel Decker. His sister-in-law, JoAnn Lewis Decker and brother-in-law Eugene B. Harrison, nine nieces and one nephew. A memorial service and internment will be held Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 11:30 am, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, New York.  Star Gazette – July 1, 2011
 

DECKER Louis, Jr.
Age 80, of Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA, died May 6, 2008 at home. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joyce; children, Diana Holton, Gillett, PA, Doreen (Frank) Jackson, Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Darla Decker, Elmira, Duane (Patty) Decker, Chesapeake, VA, Denise (Terry) Flum, Cincinnati, Ohio, Darren Decker, Gillett, PA; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sister, Marion Decker, Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins; friend, Gary Palmer. Predeceased by daughter, Deborah Ellsworth; grandson, Jamie Elsworth; and son-in-law, Larry Holton. He was a Veteran of the US Army/ Air Corps. Lou was a former employee of Remington Rand, the A & P Plant, and retired from Eastside Oxide. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, May 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. followed immediately at 1:30 p.m. with his Funeral Service. Pastor Andy Phillips, officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Military Honors.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/7/2008 - 5/8/2008.

 

DeGRAW Roberta A. GOODWIN

Age 81 of Horseheads, NY went to be with the Lord on Friday July 12, 2013. She was born in Elmira, NY on December 15, 1931 the daughter of the late Ernest and Cora Comfort DeGraw. She was pre-deceased by her husband George C. Goodwin on May 1, 1995; son: Brett Andrew Goodwin on July 16, 1975 and grandson: Dana Goodwin in March 2001. Roberta was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Horseheads. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Charles and Nancy Goodwin of Kenner, LA; David and Crystal Goodwin of TX; daughter and son-in-law: Debra and Henry Brinkmann of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Darryl and Sara Goodwin; Stefanie Goodwin; Jennifer and Paul Hendrickson; Jeremy Brinkmann; Michael Blascovich; 7 great grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law: Ernest and Mary DeGraw of FL; William DeGraw of Sayre, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Rose and Paul Force of Horseheads, NY; Naomi and William DeKay of Gillett, PA; several 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 Tuesday July 16, 2013 from 3-5 PM. Roberta's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5PM with the Rev. Sidney Aldrich officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. It was Mrs. Goodwin's request that NO FLOWERS BE SENT, but those wishing may remember her through memorials to the  American Cancer Society  1316 College Avenue Elmira, NY 14901.  Star Gazette – July 13, 2013

 

DENISON DOLORES ISAACS
Dolores D. Age 81, of Horseheads, died early Thursday morning, September 14, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Dolores was born on September 26, 1924 in Grand Rapids, MI, the only daughter of the late Lawrence and Louise Riggrowski Denison. She retired as a secretary with Thatcher Glass and was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Delores is survived by her husband of 40 years, Dean Isaacs of Horseheads, NY; daughters, Vicki (Michael) Hollenbeck of Elmira, NY, and Patti (Donald) Wolfer of Riverview, FL; grandchildren, Marcus, Cheryl, Gabriel and Joshua; brother-in-law, Keith (Teenie) Isaacs of Lowman, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives will receive friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, on Sunday, September 17, 2006, from 4 to 7 p.m. Mrs. Isaacs' Memorial Services will be held at the conclusion of hours with Rev. Patrick Holder. Her ashes will be buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY, on Monday, September 18, 2006, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Dolores may do so through memorials to Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903.

DEPLEDGE –MRS. JANE DEPLEDGE WHITMORE DAWLEY age 91, Thursday, September 14, 1978 in Winona, Minn., formerly of Elmira.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  A memorial service will be held in the First Baptist Church, Monday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m.  Family will provide their own flowers.  Survived by husband, William S. Dawley of Winona, Minn., son, Charles B. Whitmore of Cleveland, Ohio; daughters, Mrs. Vera Tetz of Delaware, Ohio, Mrs. Dorothy Jones of Spencerport, NY, Mrs. Beatrice Smith of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; brother, Jarvise DePledge of Bridgeport, Conn., 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church.  She was born in Sheffield, England on January 30, 1887.  Arrangements by the Smith-Fudge Funeral Home.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/17/1978

RAYMOND L. DERR, age 93, of 312 Westside Avenue, Elmira died Monday, April 16, 2001 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Ray was born September30, 1907 in Bloomsburg, PA son of the late Charles F. and Hannah D. (Holdern) Derr.  He was employed as a foreman with the City of Elmira Sanitation Department prior to his retirement.  Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Blanche of Elmira, Dennis and Penny of Elmira, Duane and Jeanne of Alpine, Gerald and Cindy of Elmira, 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  His wife Martha predeceased Ray on February 27, 1995.  Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 19, 2001 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

DICINTI MARGUERITE T PATYKULA
Marguerite T. Age 87, of Elmira, NY. She was born July 23, 1918 in Berwick, PA, daughter of the late Thomas and Belle (VanSickle) DiCinti and died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1983; and is survived by her sisters, Caroline Allen of AZ, and Jeannette Beiler of Berwick, PA; sister-in-law and caregiver, Sophie DiCinti of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, May 5th, from 12 to 1 p.m. Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. with Rev. Walter L. Wainwright officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

DICKINSON John F. Age 79, of 376 Hendy Creek Road, Pine City, NY, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born April 11, 1926 in Elmira, son of the late Fred and Agnes (Neiltz) Dickinson. John was predeceased by his brothers, Edwin and Ernest; and sister, Helen Brisco. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Dannelley) Dickinson; daughters, Gaynell Parker of Tallahassee, FL, and Rose (Dale) VanAtta of Elmira; along with six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. John retired from American Bridge in 1984 after 42 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII, member and past commander of American Legion Post 154, Elmira Heights, member of the Golden Glow Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed camping and outdoor sports. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., Elmira on Friday, April 7th, from 2 to 5 p.m. His graveside service will be held Saturday, April 8th, at 11 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Don Guiles will officiate.

DICKINSON - LORD, Pauline Dickinson "Polly"
Age 96, of Elmira, died peacefully on October 17, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Pauline was born in Millerton, PA on March 2, 1913, the daughter of Lynn C. and Anna Seely Dickinson. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Gordon J. Lord in 1985; a sister, Hilda Covey; and a brother, Irving Dickinson. She is survived by her daughters, Lois (Gene) Norris of Bemus Point, NY and Shirley Lord of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Linda (Jonathan) Pettit of the Columbus, Ohio area and Gordon (Charlotte) Norris of Falconer, NY; five great-grandchildren, Zachary, Darren, Brandon Norris, Erica and Michelle Pettit; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1929, Cortland Normal in 1932 and got a B.S. from Cortland College in 1962. She started her teaching career in a one-room school at Pine City, NY, and then taught at several other schools before entering the Elmira City School District from which she retired in July 1971. She was a member of Hedding-Christ's-New Beginnings United Methodist Church since 1925, where she served on various committees, taught Sunday School, and was a volunteer treasurer for ten years. She was also a member of NY State Teachers Association, Athenaeum Club, and did volunteer work for Meals on Wheels, AARP-IRS program, and Office for the Aging. One of her interests was working on genealogy. Because of this interest, she belonged to many genealogical and historical societies. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Family will receive friends at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Saturday, October 24, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Funeral services will take place immediately following the receiving of friends at 3:00 p.m., the Rev. Michael Weeden officiating. Pauline will be laid to rest next to her husband, Gordon, in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Her family extends their most sincere appreciation to the staff at Arnot Ogden 4D unit for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Meals on Wheels, SPCA, or New Beginnings United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral Home.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 18, 2009

DILLINGER -   COOPER
Lois E. Of 417 Herrick Street, Elmira, NY died on Thursday September 22 , 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was a retired employee of Family Services of Chemung County in Elmira. Lois attended Maple Avenue Baptist Church and was a very active member prior to her illness. Lois loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Lois is survived by her loving and devoted husband Robert R. Cooper; sons and daughter-in-law: Jerry & Jan Mould of Tacoma, WA; Brian Mould of PA; Eric Mould; Ricky Cooper, Robby Cooper, and Gary Cooper all of Central Florida; grandchildren: Christian King, Matthew Mould, Tommy Cooper, Christopher Cooper, Freddy Cooper, and Justin Dickerson; great-grandchildren, Zachary Mould and Hannah Mould; twin brother, Lewis Dillinger of Perry, OK; several 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 Monday September 26, 2005 from 6-8 PM. Mrs. Cooper's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 PM. Her Pastor the Rev. Mark Brown will officiate. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family.
 

DiPETTA Carmella Criss

Age 87 formerly of Millerton, PA. She was born March 21, 1925 in Clairton, PA, daughter of the late Michael and Christina (Bernardo) DiPetta, Italian immigrants from Campobasso, Italy 1918 and stepmother Mary (DePaul) DiPetta and died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility after an extended illness. Carmella married Miles E. Criss, a WWII veteran, on May 30, 1947 in St. Anthony's Church and they raised their family in Millerton, PA. Miles preceded her in death on July 16, 1976. She was also predeceased by her brother Anthony J. DiPetta and sister Rose Stuck. She is survived by her devoted and loving sons and daughters-in-law James M. and Brenda Criss of Lindley, NY, Raymond M. and Susan Criss of Millerton, PA; grandchildren Ashlee (Criss) and Joshua Burrell with daughter Brianna of Millerton, PA, Joshua and Jacque Criss of Bloomington, IL, Miles and David Criss of Lindley, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law Matthew and Donna DiPetta of Elmira, Michael and Roseann DiPetta of Breesport, Christina (DiPetta) Mathews of Elmira, Lucy (DeLong) and Ted Zaparzynski of Horseheads, Angie DiPetta of Elmira; aunt Carrie (DePaul) Long of Elmira; lifelong friends in Elmira and Millerton, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and Godchildren. Always true to her Italian heritage, Carmella's (Connie's) love for her family and friends was displayed through her gifts of Italian cuisine, especially her pies and pizzelles and homemade pastas. Throughout her life, she was a loving wife, mother, home health care provider and helping hand to all her family, friends and neighbors. Her contagious laugh and generosity will be remembered by all she touched. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, April 26th from 7 to 9 pm. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 27th at 10 am in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Star Gazette – April 26, 2012

DOAN Herbert E. "Red"

A longtime resident of Wellsburg, died Sun. Oct. 20, 2013 following declining health in Montour Falls where he had most recently resided. Born on Jan. 23, 1925 in Wellsburg, Herb was the son of the late John & Violet Gonzales Doan. In service to his country Herb was a U.S. Army Veteran, was active in the V.F.W. post #901 and a proud member of the "Cooties Pop Tent #35". Herb married Jean Oberist on Apr. 5, 1970 and she predeceased him on July 24, 2002. Herb was an Ace Carpenter by trade and retired from the Red Jacket Motel as Manager in the Maintenance Dept. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. His interests included gardening, hunting, fishing and camping. Surviving are his children, Tom (Judy) Doan, Louise Cooper, Cathy (Jim) Hall, and Roxie Doan; step children, James (Sheila) Vondracek, Thomas (Sheila) Vondracek, Cheryl (David) Mattison, Stephanie (Harry) Brooks, and Mary Ann (Larry) Dean; siblings, Robert (Sydney) Doan, Vern (June) Doan, Duane, (Jaynee) Janowski, Orlo (Kathy) Doane and Katherine McKerrow; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. An honorable mention to his girlfriend of many years, Ethel Coats. Herb was predeceased by his sister, Mary Shrimp; brother, George Doan; and brother-in-law, Charles "Chuck" McKerrow. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Wed. Oct. 23, 2013 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 7:15 p.m. Burial with full military honors will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Thurs. at 9 a.m.  Star Gazette – October 21, 2013

 

DOLAND Donald B.
Age 51, of Elmira, NY. He was born September 21, 1955 in Liberty, NY, son of Richard and Vera (Sherman) Doland, and died Friday, June 15, 2007, unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his father, Richard in 2003, and is survived by his mother, Vera of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Barbara Doland of Seneca Falls, NY; nieces, Erica (Robert) Agan of Elmira, Heather Buck of Fayette, NY, and Lorrie Norris of Jeffersonville, NY; aunts, Sylvia Wilson and Nancy Martin, both of Deland, FL, Helen Beacraft of Lowman; along with five great-nieces and nephews; and many friends including special friends, Gary and John Lido of Elmira. Don retired as a Corrections Officer with the Elmira Correctional Facility. Family and friends are invited to his Memorial Service on Thursday, June 21st, at 7 p.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Rev. Don Hoff will officiate. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

DOMINIKOSKI Donald J. "Chief"
Age 69, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by his loving children, Richard (Sue) Dominikoski of Middletown, RI, Donna (Gary) Fitzgerald of Elmira, NY, Scott (Judy) Dominikoski of Elmira, NY, Karen (Daniel) Jochem of Lowman, NY and Donna Moon of Florida; nine grandchildren, special grandson, Danny, special granddaughter, Christa; and two great-grandchildren; brothers, William (Diane) Dominikoski and James Dominikoski; also several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many extended family members. His close companion, Joan Mattison, predeceased him. He was a member of the American Legion, the Catholic War Veterans, the V.F.W., and was a man with many friends. He enjoyed Bowling and Shuffleboard. Donald retired after 46 years of service from Anchor Glass Company, Elmira Heights, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, on Sunday, December 13, 2009, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Father Tony Breen will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 11, 2009

DOUGHTY, Betty A.
Age 89, of Holdridge Street, Elmira, died May 31st, 2008 at the St. Joseph's Hospital. Betty was the daughter of the late Wyatt Carr and Millie (Park) Lewis. She was born June 3rd, 1918 in Elmira. Betty is survived by her loving sons and daughters-in-law, Frank (Betty) Doughty of Elmira, Robert (Lori) Doughty of Corning, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Carol (Merlin) Russell of Tallahassee, FL; her beloved grandchildren, Jacqueline Pryslak, Thomas and Timothy Doughty, Cheri Andrews, William Woodard, Deanna Bernstein, Gerald and Jason Doughty, Elizabeth Tuten, Melissa and Joseph Klein, Bryan, Brianna, Eryn Russell; and 24 great-grandchildren. Betty also leaves behind her brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Elizabeth) Lewis of Shreveport, LA; several nieces and nephews; special caregiver, Wendy McDonald; and her loving dog, "Sally". Betty is predeceased by her husband, Frank; grandson, Donald Doughty; and sister, Marguerite McNaney. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Thursday, June 5th, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday, June 6th, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. Graveside committal prayers will be shared following the funeral service in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira. The Reverend Susan Husted will officiate. Those who were fortunate to know Betty, remember her for her love of reading, her out-going personality, being very proud of her family and all they accomplished in life, her love for the flower gardens she cared for, and her luck at cards. She was very proud to be a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church congregation for over 70 years. She found great pride in being a member and Past Matron of the Harmony-Loyal Chapter #265 O.E.S. Order of Eastern Star, Past Grand member of the Necrology Committee. Those who wish may make memorials in Betty's name to the American Heart Association, 100 Northern Concourse North, Syracuse, NY 13212 or the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901.  Officers and members of Harmony-Loyal Chapter O.E.S. #265 will meet at Olthof's, Thursday evening, June 5th, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. to conduct a committal service for our dear departed sister, Betty A. Doughty.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/4/2008.

MR. FRANK DOUGHTY age 71, of 905 Holdridge St., Wednesday, July 8, 1987 at his home.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Thursday evening 7 to 9 pm., Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 pm.  Jessie L. Cooley Lodge #966 F & AM will conduct a Masonic Committal Service at 8:30 p.m., followed by an Easter Star Committal Service by Harmony Chapter #657 OES at 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 10:30 am.  The Rev. E. Gene Callihan officiating.  Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Those wishing may make contributions to the Westminster Presbyterian Church or Southern Tier Hospice in Fran’s memory.  Envelopes will be provided at the Funeral Home.  Survived by wife of 49 years, Betty Lewis Doughty; children, Frank and Betty J. Doughty III of Elmira, Robert W. and Susanne Doughty, Carol, Jean and Merlin Russell of Tallahassee, FL; 10 grandchildren, Thomas E., William, Timothy R., Gerald L., Donald V., Jason C., Cheri and Jay Andrews, Jacqueline and Deanna L. and Elizabeth A.; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Kathryn Doughty of Mansfield, PA; sisters and brother-in-law, Blanche and Edwin Parker of Cambridge, MA, Bernetta Purdy, Eilene June Simerson and Elizabeth Hogan all of Rochester, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Frank was an elder, deacon, choir member, and former Sunday school treasurer of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.  He was past Master of Jesse L. Cooley Lodge #966 F & AM, past Patron of Harmony Chapter #657 OES, past District Grand Lecturer of the Chemung-Schuyler-Tioga District OES, past Royal Patron of the Court of the Amaranth.  He received the District Distinguished Service Award of the OES in 1987.  He was past Watchman of the Shepards of the Mt. Sinai White Shrine, Assistant Grand Lecturer of the Court of the Amaranth, he was a US Naval Veteran of WW II.  Frank and Betty celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on July 3, 1987.  He was a retired employee of Facet Corp. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/1987

DOUGLAS - LeHARD, Marjorie D.
Age 92 of Elmira, NY. She was born April 4, 1916 in Elmira Heights, NY, daughter of the late Floyd A. and Edna M. Douglas and died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at home. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles "Charlie" LeHard in 1983. "Marnie" is survived by her dear friends, Peggy Personius of Elmira, Lynn Hemmer of Horseheads and John Corsi of Ithaca; along with Peggy's dogs, Savannah and Jorja, who Marge always called her puppies. Mrs. LeHard was a teacher in the Elmira Heights School District, retiring after 37 years of educating. Her joy, in later years, was her unselfish volunteering at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center where she volunteered thousands of hours, earning her the distinction of being one of the top volunteers at the hospital. Friends are invited to her funeral service at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, November 12th at 7 p.m. Deacon William Dougherty will officiate. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Marge through donations to the Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. Peggy and Lynn wish to thank the wonderful people at Caregivers for the care and compassion they gave Marnie during the past 15 months and to Dr. Reddy for his care and professionalism.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/10/2008
 

DOWNING Penny C. (Downing) White

Of Elmira, NY died peacefully on Wednesday evening, June 13, 2012 at the age of 51. Penny was born February 8, 1961 in Elmira, a daughter of Vernon and Carol Parow Downing. Along with her parents, she is survived by her husband, Donald C. White; children, Bridget Austin, Hope (Steve) Barrett and Troy White and step-son, R.J. White; grandchildren, Jessica, Alan, Kiersten, Mckenzie, Stephen and Gabrielle; sister, Lori Krom and brother, Dale Downing and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Monday, June 18, 2012 from 12noon to 2PM. Funeral Service will follow at 2PM with Minister Dan Dykes. She will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park immediately following.  Star Gazette – June 16, 2012
 

DRAHT  Karen M. Burlew
Age 50, of Breesport-North Chemung Rd., Erin, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by the loving arms of her family after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, July 20, 2007, at NY Medical Center, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute in Manhattan. Karen was born to the late Genevieve (Klimczak) Draht who died Sept. 15, 2003, and her father, Robert E. Draht who died April 8, 1997. She is survived by her devoted husband of 32 years, Clifton "Cliff" Burlew; son, Clifton Burlew Jr., Fairfax, VA; daughter, Camille (Matthew) Cook of Horseheads, NY; son, Eric Burlew of Lowman, NY; brother and sister, Marilyn Amey of Elmira, NY, Robert (Carolyn) Draht Jr. of Elmira, NY; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Irene Burlew of Erin, NY; brothers-in-law and and sisters-in-law, Steve (Shirley) Burlew of Erin, NY, Gary (Colleen) Burlew Baldwin, NY, Roger (Linda) Burlew of Erin, NY; several nieces and nephews including, Kenneth and Craig Amey, Heather and Amber Draht, Scott, Sam, Joshua, Kim, and Kevin Burlew; many close and caring friends, neighbors and co-workers. Karen was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend and co-worker. She will be missed by all who knew her. Her greatest joy being the care of her three children, Karen enjoyed spending time with her family, the peacefulness of her home, 4-wheeling, boating, reading, gardening, ceramics, and decorating. Karen attended both Breesport-North Chemung United Methodist Church and St. Casmir's Roman Catholic Church. She was employed at various places including the Acme, P&C, Iszard's Department Store and more recently she was employed for over 10 years as a head teller at the Horseheads Branch of Chemung Canal Trust Co. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., July 25th, 2007 from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. Her service will take place at the funeral home on Thursday, July 26th, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Anne Mowery officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira.

 

DRAKE Edward "Ed"
Age 81, of Pine City, NY, died on Saturday, January 17, 2009, at St. Joseph Hospital. He is survived by son, Ronald (Marcia) Drake, Cheryl Leheny and Carol Drake; grandchildren, Adam (Monica) Drake and Ronda Drake, Jay Freeman, Jennifer (Jody) Rozell, Meghan Leheny, Mallory Leheny; five great-grandchildren; brother, Arthur Drake. Ed was a United States Navy Veteran of WWII and a member of the American Legion. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Drake. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Monday, January 19, 2009, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal there at the conclusion of calling hours Monday at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/18/2009
 

DRAKE Frederick J. Drake

Was born February 22, 1918 in Elmira, the son of the late Leon F. and Marie (Cornish) Drake, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, January 2, 2011, at the age of 92. He is survived by his daughter, Rondalee (Troy) Powell and grandson, Cody Powell; son, Michael F. (Teddi) Drake and grandchildren, Courtney (Jamie) Mines, Michael Drake, Craig (Michelle) Drake, Jon Drake, Lindsay Drake and Maria Drake; son, David A. Drake; great-grandchildren, Jamie Mines, Javon Mines, John Drake, Hailey Drake, Lacey Drake, Kloe Drake and Jamaree Mines. His beloved wife, Thelma (Leupelt) Drake; brother, Mike Drake; and parents, Marie and Leon predeceased Fred. He served his country during World War II and received a purple heart. He was a member of the 450th Heavy Bomb Group. Fred also retired from Hardinge Brothers after many years of dedicated service. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 6, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. with the Revered Mark Erway officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Drake Military Honors.  Star Gazette – January 4, 2011
 

DRAXLER  (SRGP 79208)
Donald John Retired Chemung County Deputy Sheriff Age 68 formerly a resident of Pine City, NY and currently of Hobe Sound, FL. died very unexpectedly Monday, August 20, 2001 in Hobe Sound, FL. He was born March 7, 1933 in Hawley, PA. He was predeceased by his loving parents, John Charles Draxler in 1979 and Esther (VanWagner) Draxler in 1988; beloved brother Carl Draxler in 1982. Donald is survived by his companion and best friend, Monya Jamison of Hobe Sound, FL; children, Roxanne Draxler of Kapolei, Hawaii; Terry and Mel Skerpon of Davidson, NC; David and Alyce Draxler of Mooresville, NC; Scott Draxler of North Pole, Alaska; Donald Draxler of New York City, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and June Draxler of Pine City, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Seymour Shaw of Mansfield, PA; grandchildren, Nicole and Steven of Mooresville, NC; along with several nieces and nephews. Donald was a Veteran of the US Army serving his country from 1953 to 1955. He was a member of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church and a member of the Masonic Temple Ivy Lodge # 397 F & AM. He retired from the Chemung County Sheriff's Department on March 8, 1986 after 26 years of faithful service. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Friday, August 24, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 10:00 AM in the Webb Mills United Methodist Church 1623 Pennsylvania Ave. Pine City, NY. Reverend David Hays will officiate. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Elmira, NY where the Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad will accord full Military Honors to Mr. Draxler. Memorial Donations in the name of Donald John Draxler may be directed to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, Inc. c/o Monroe Community Hospital 435 E. Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14620.

DRYSDALE –MRS. INA N. WILLIAMS age 65 of 110 Oakdale Dr., Elmira, Monday, February 12, 1968.  Friends may call at the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Raymond Valmont.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by husband, Lester I. Williams; son, Roy I. Williams of Streeter, Ill.; daughter, Mrs. Richard (Betty) Marks of Elmira Heights; two sisters, Mrs. Rush Dunn of Endicott, Mrs. Walton Kilbourn of Canton, Pa.; four grandchildren.  She was a retired employee of the Bendix Motor Components Division.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/12/1968

DUNN - MOORE
Darlene E. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister Age 67, of Sunset Terrace, Horseheads, went home to be with the Lord on Fri., Feb. 16, 2007. She is survived by her husband of 46 loving years, Richard L. Moore Jr.; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca (Chris) Keagle of Coudersport, PA, Elizabeth (Mark) Leh of Salt Lake City, UT, Jennifer (Vito Savino) Moore of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Nicholas and Richard Keagle, Nevin Leh and Nilla Savino; sister, JaneAnn (Chad) Crumm of Altoona, PA; sisters-in-law, Barbara (Stanley) Foster of Pittsburg, PA, Susie Lockard of Fredericksburg, VA; brother-in-law, Robert (Cindy) Moore of Douglasville, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Darlene was also predeceased by her siblings, Joan Diehl and Paul Lockard. Darlene was born in Altoona, PA, Oct. 12, 1939, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Marion (Burkhart) Dunn. She was employed as an administrative assistant at GST Boces in Horseheads and a member of the Red Hat Society. Words don't describe the utmost love she had of her family and friends. Above all she was a devoted and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed swimming, knitting, and trips to the beach. Together with her husband they are members of the First Presbyterian Church in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday from 2-4:00 p.m., and again from 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will take place there at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 401 North Broadway, Weinberg 2242, Baltimore, MD 21231-2410 Attention: Dr. Ralph Hruban, Director.

DURFEE - STRATTON
Bernice L. Age 80, of Elmira, NY, died Monday, February 21, 2005, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens, PA. Bernice was born in Tioga, PA, daughter of the late Raymond and Bertha (Hills) Durfee. She retired from A&P plant in Horseheads, NY after many years of service. In her retirement she devoted her time to her loving family. Survivors include daughter, Dodie (Basil) Livermore of Elmira; sons, Carl J. (Diane) Jr. of Orlando, FL, Larry (Karen) of Farmington, NY, Roger (Cheryl) of Gillett, PA, Robert (Sandy) of Paisley, FL, Norman (Carol) of Lima, NY, and Paul (Judy) of Elmira; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; sisters, Norma Battrony, Alberta (Richard) McAtee, Jackie (Howard) Carl and Marion (Denny) Northrup; brothers, Raymond and Arnold (Jane) Durfee; Bernice was predeceased by her husband Carl in 1989; son, Ronald; sister, Eleanor; and brother, Donald. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, February 24, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there on Friday, February 25, 2005, at 10:00 a.m with Pastor David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow to Forest Lawn Memorial Park

DURHAM - CAMPBELL, Alma E.
Age 92, and formerly a longtime resident of Sand Bank Rd. in Erin, died
after an extended illness Wed., Jan. 20, 2010, at Elcor Health Service Center. She was born Oct. 7, 1917 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Henry and Alice (Bowers) Durham. Alma was predeceased by her husband, Eugene "Beanie" in 1988. She is survived by her daughters and son, Donna (Ernest) Mikel of Erin, NY, Dean (Jean) Campbell of Horseheads, NY, Alice Stoll of Elmira Heights, NY; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren. Alma was also predeceased by her sons, Weldon and Edgar; sisters, Mildred Rhule and Frances Rose; and grandson, Anthony Burnette. Alma and her husband were proprietors of Central Sands Service of Erin. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sat., Jan. 23, 2010, from 3-5:00. Her service will follow there at the conclusion of calling hours at 5:00 p.m. The Rev. Scott Snyder will officiate. Interment at a later date inForest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira.

DUSENBERY - AIKMAN
Mildred A. A longtime resident of Wygant Rd. Horseheads and most recently of Southport, died peacefully in the care of the Chemung County Nursing Facility on Friday afternoon, October 7, 2005 with her family at her side at the age of 89. Mildred was born on November 9, 1915 in Thurston, NY daughter to Percy H. & Sarah V. Davis Dusenbery. She was married to John Aikman in 1941 and he predeceased her in 1979. Together they provided a loving home to raise their five children, Cola Thayer, Southport; Adell Gruslin, N. Attleboro, MA; John & Chris Aikman, Breesport; Percy & Karen Aikman, Southport; Ted & Dawn Aikman, Breesport; nine grandchildren, Brian (Stacy) Thayer, Jason Thayer, Andrea (Eric) Klanderman, Alissa (Frank) Vera, John W. Aikman, Justin Aikman, Cassandra Aikman, Jason Alexander, Derrick (fiancée, Lindsay) Alexander; nephews, Bill and Jack Wylie; a brother-in-law, William "Bud" Wylie, Horseheads. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Grace Wylie and her son-in-law, Dennis Thayer. Mildred is remembered for enjoying a simple life filled with love for her family, her home, gardening, and crocheting. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday evening, October 10, 2005 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. with the Reverend Robert Adkins officiating, Graveside services will take place at the families convenience in Forest Lawn Memorial Park where she will be interred next to her husband John. Memorials may be directed to the charity of ones choice or by simply showing an act of kindness to a neighbor or friend in her memory.

 

EARLEY Jon C.

Age 72 of Elmira, NY died on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Chemung County Nursing Facility, Elmira, NY. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Gayle B. Earley; daughter, Vicki Earley (Jay) Dahoda; son, Jon R. Earley; granddaughter, Cassandra L. Phinney; brother, Edward Earley and several nieces & nephews. Jon retired from Hardinge Incorporated of Elmira, NY with over 42 years of dedicated service. He was an avid fisherman, golfer, and bowler, along with being a Baltimore Orioles fan and a fan of Penn State Football. Jon also enjoyed NASCAR; his favorite driver was Kasey Kahne. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport with Funeral and Committal service there Friday evening at 8:00 PM; Father Donald Matthews will officiate.  Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.   Star Gazette – October 9, 2012

 

ECK Josephine BREESE
Josephine Age 90, formerly of Elmira, widow of Lester F. Breese, died August 6, 2005 in Moravia, NY. Interment services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2005, in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  (her maiden name was eck...her family came from enid ,oklahoma.......dave vandegrift lowman)

ECKERT Michael A.
Was born August 13, 1944 in Poughkeepsie, NY, the son of James and Marion (Morey) Eckert, died on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 63. His father, James, preceded Michael in death. He is survived by his mother, Marion; loving companion, JoAnn Fretz and her son, Tom Fretz; children, Dawn E. Eckert, Noel A. Eckert, Michael J. and Linda T. Eckert; along with several grandchildren. Michael was employed by Swift Transportation as a 48 state over the road truck driver. He enjoyed traveling the country and loved fishing. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service in the First Baptist Church, 121 West Church Street, Elmira, NY, on Thursday, June 26, 2008, at 12:00 (noon). The Reverend Dennis Christiansen will celebrate Michael's service. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the PDM Center, c/o Dr. John McElligott, 9135 Middle Pike Street, Knoxville, TN 37923.   Thank You - Michael's friends and family wish to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the following: Falck Cancer Center, Dr. Reddy, Dr. Daulfin, Dr. Tringly, Linda and Amy for the outstanding love and care given to Mr. Eckert.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/23/2008 - 6/24/2008.

EDGER Audrey J. Age 73, of 562 Cypress St., Elmira, NY. She was born January 6, 1932 in Elmira Heights, daughter of the late Edgar and Dorothy (Heater) Edger and died Saturday, August 20, 2005, at Elcor Health Services. She was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Macelyn Hoyt; and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carmella and Ronald Hoffman; grandchildren, Nicole Hoffman, Christina (Randy) Hoyt, all of Odessa, Val (Shaun) Cannon of Burdett, NY, and Sgt. Jeremy Joseph Hoffman, U.S. Army National Guard stationed in Baghdad, Iraq; great-grandchildren, Taryn and Austin Hoyt and Mackenzie and Margaret Cannon; brother, Edward H. Edger; and sister, Sue Lynd, both of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews; special companion of 33 years, Francis (Pa) McCann and his children, Danny, Ellen, Laura and Teresa. Audrey retired in 1991 as Manager of Admissions with the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and was currently the general manager of the Econolodge on County Route 64 in Big Flats. She was a member of the American Legion Post 1612 Auxiliary, Big Flats, and the Chemung County American Legion Auxiliary. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, August 26th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Saturday, August 27th, at 10 a.m. Rev. Sheila Price will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

EDGER Edward H. Age 68, of Horseheads, NY. He was born August 18, 1938 in Elmira, son of the late Edgar A. and Dorothy I. (Heater) Edger, and died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his sister, Audrey J. Edger; and is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Richard McPherson; grandchildren, Craig and Kristen McPherson, all of Carol Stream, IL; sister, Sue Lynd of Horseheads; nieces and nephews, Paul (Yvonne) Lynd of NC, Phillip (Donna) Lynd of Canastota, NY, Michael Lynd of Saratoga Springs, NY, Janice Visscher of Horseheads and Carmella (Ron) Hoffman of Odessa; along with several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Ed retired from Anchor Glass after 35 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the American Legion Post 154, Elmira Heights, Montour Moose and the White Eagles Club. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, March 12th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Tuesday, March 13th at 10 a.m. Rev. Mari Rockwell will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing may remember Ed through donations to the American Cancer Society.

EDGER Jack Alan
Of Elmira died Saturday evening, January 12, 2008 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 62. Born on March 26, 1945 in Elmira, Jack was the son of Willis D. & Margaret Allen Edger. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War; after returning home he earned his Bachelors Degree. Jack was employed by Thomas & Betts Corp. for many years. An avid sportsmen he enjoyed a game of golf and following the NY Yankees. He is survived by his loving family, a sister and brother-in-law, Rowena "Red" & Franklin Freeborn, Horseheads; a brother and sister-in-law, Willis & Betty Edger, Ulster, PA; nieces and nephews, Franklin Freeborn, William Freeborn, Hugh (Cheryl) Freeborn, Laurie (John) Howe, Scott Freeborn, Willis (Charleen) Edger, Thomas (Vicky) Edger and Carol (William) Williams, several great nieces and great nephews and cherished family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway on Friday January, 18, 2008 from 12 noon - 1 pm. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 pm. with the Reverend Larry Appenzeller officiating. Burial will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with full military honors accorded Mr. Edger.

EDGER - LYND Sue Ann (Edger)
Age 66 of Horseheads, NY. She was born August 30, 1943 in Elmira, daughter of the late Edgar Andrew and Dorothy Irene (Heater) Edger and died Tuesday, June 22, 2010 unexpectedly at home. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her infant son Todd Michael Lynd; grandson David Lynd; sister Audrey Edger and brother Edward Edger. Sue Ann is survived by her children and their spouses Paul and Yvonne Lynd of Fayetteville, NC, Philip and Donna Lynd of Canastota, NY, Michael Lynd of Fayetteville, AR and Janice Visscher of Horseheads; grandchildren Marc, Morgan and Taylor Lynd, Brooke and Britney Visscher; three step grandchildren; nieces Carmella Hoffman and Lisa McPherson. Sue Ann retired from the Schuyler County DMV office in Watkins Glen with 18 years of service. She was a member of the Horseheads American Legion Auxiliary, Montour Moose Club and the White Eagles Club. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, June 25th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Her funeral service will be held there on Saturday, June 26th at 11 am. Rev. Sheila Price will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Sue through donations to the American Cancer Society , 1316 College Ave., Suite 2, Elmira, NY 14901 or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western & Central NY Chapter, 4053 Maple Ave., Suite 110, Amherst, NY 14226, the charities closest to her heart. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 24, 2010

WILLIS "Bill" DANIEL EDGER
Willis Daniel "Bill" Edger, 76, of Horseheads, NY died January 9, 1990. He was a retired employee of Thatcher Glass Company in Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Margaret Allen; sons and daughters-in-law, Willis and Betty Edger of Elmira, NY, daughter and son-in-law, Rowena and Franklin Freeborn of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Franklin W. Freeborn, William Freeborn, both of Erin, NY, Hugh and Carolyn Freeborn of Portville, NY, Laurie and John Howe of Newark, DE, Scott Freeborn of Horseheads, NY, Willis and Charlene Edger of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Thomas and Rene Edger of Gillett, PA, Carol and William Williams of Milan, PA; six great-grandchildren; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was born September 6, 1913 in Corning, NY, the son of John and Flora Millspaugh Edger. Funeral services were held on January 12 at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY with the Rev. Larry L. Appenzeller officiating and interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. It was Mr. Edger's wish that he be remembered through memorials to the Elmwood Baptist Church. (TGR, Thursday, January 18, 1989)

 

EDGER Willis D. "Willy" Edger

age 78, of Ulster, Pa.; died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 at the Sayre Health Care Center following declining health.Born on Feb. 5, 1935 in Elmira, N.Y.; Willis was a son of the late Willis D. & Margaret Allen Edger. He served in the Army Reserves for many years. Willis was married to Betty Wood on Nov. 10, 1956. He was a mechanic by trade and was employed by Westinghouse, A&P Foods, Mint Chevrolet and was most proud of his own business, Edger's Garage, Centerville, Pa., which he operated for many years. His interests included, camping and traveling with his family. Willy volunteered for many years with Meals on Wheels , Troy, Pa., and was very dedicated to his recipients. He is remembered as a hard worker and good provider for his loving family who survive; wife and companion of nearly 57 years Betty Wood Edger, Ulster, Pa.; their children Willis Edger, Ulster, Pa., Carol (William) Williams, Milan, Pa., Thomas (Vicky) Edger, S.C.; two grandsons, Matthew (Melinda) Edger and Willis D. Edger; sister Rowena "Red" (Franklin) Freeborn, Horseheads; nieces, nephews and his in-laws with whom he was especially close. In addition to his parents, Willis was predeceased by his brother, Jack Edger in 2008.Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, N.Y. on Wed. Sept. 25, 2013 from 11 a.m.-1p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1p.m with burial in the family plot of Forest Lawn Memorial Park where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Edger. Towanda Daily Review – September 23, 2013

 

EELLS MILDRED L. LIQUORI

age 81 formerly of 4040 Rockwell Ave., Horseheads, NY; Tuesday, June 12, 1990.  She is survived by her son, Keith (Joanne) Liquori of Corpus Christi, TX; grandchildren, Terri, Lindsay and Chad Liquori; she is also survived by many dear friends.  She was a member of the Home Bureau and was predeceased by her husband John in 1982.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Saturday, 11 a.,.  The Rev. Dr. Robert Edmunds will officiate.  Burial Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/15/1990

ELFORD Gladys M. Speen
age 82, of Painted Post, died on Monday, December 20, 2010 at Corning Hospital.  Gladys was born on May 23, 1928 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Wilber and the late Grace (Wilson) Elford.  She married John N. Speen on January 21, 1961. Gladys was a very hard worker, and loved gardening, canning, and crossword puzzles.  She enjoyed being around people. She is survived by daughters, Bonnie (Robert) Rochelle of Phelps, and Lorrie (David) Healy of Corning; one son, John Kerr of Nashville, TN; sisters, Nancy Benjamin of Painted Post, and Jane (Jim) Weiss of OH; brother, Gorden (Bunny) Elford of Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning on Thursday, December 23 from 10:00am to 11:00am.  Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:00am.  Burial will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY, 14830. Corning Leader - December 23, 2010
 

ELLIOTT Mortimer ("Mort") E.

Elmira: Age 87 of Elmira (Southport) died April 6, 2011. Born 12/3/23, in Webb Mills, son of John & Ruth (Delong) Elliott, he is survived by his 3 daughters: Carol (Jim) Hosley (Pine City), Bonnie Barfield (N.C.) and Valerie Elliott (Elmira). He is also survived by grandchildren: Melanie (Justin) O'Neil, Christian Saunders, Ray Barfield, Kathryn Barfield, step grandchildren: Lisa Hosley, Tim (Jodi) Hosley, & Tina (Dan) Tyler, great-grandchild Arianna O'Neil as well as step-great-grandchildren: Austyn, Blake & Xzander Hosley, and Myranda, Eleanor, and Jordan Tyler, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; Marcella: "Sally", "Marcy" (Warters) Elliott (who died April 6, 2006), and sisters, Alice (Ken) Criss, Gladys (Luther) Bellows & Gail (Manley) Mayes. As a young man, raised in Webb Mills, he and his ox ("Buck") helped build the log home that still stands at 1606 Pennsylvania Ave. He attended a one-room schoolhouse (Bird Creek Road) through 8th grade, and SHS through June, 1941 (having one semester to go) and completed his high school with a GED. By September that year he held his first job as the first employee of C. W. Crandall Well Drilling and was the proud owner of his first car. Faithfully serving his country (WW II), he was introduced by his sister (Gladys) to the love of his life (Marcy) in Elmira. They made a vow to one another before their marriage (9/7/46) that they would "never argue in front of the children" and successfully kept that vow for 60 years of marriage! Mort lived a life of service to his God, his family, his country, and many friends. He worked 2 and sometimes 3 jobs at a time, to provide for his family all of life's necessities and many wonderful extras. His employers included: C.W Crandall, Remington Rand, LRC, NCR and Purolator. His secondary jobs included a Watkins Products Distributorship and rural deliveries for both National Biscuit Company and the Star Gazette. He was a "Class A" machinist for all (except C.W. Crandall). He was the first bus driver for the Pentecostal Tabernacle (now known as Elmira Christian Center or "ECC") and together he and Marcy started and ran "Junior Church" services at ECC, and later at the Calvary Church of the Nazarene, enriching the lives of many children. He and Marcy served their children's friends by making them feel welcome in their home and some even called them "Mom & Dad." He served his friends, by lending (often giving) them money, helping them move, and doing whatever needed to be done, such as taking an ill friend to bi-weekly dialysis and walking their family dog. Viewing hours will be held at the Millerton Wesleyan Church, 5174 Main Street, Millerton, PA, Tuesday, April 12th from 2-4 PM and 6-7 PM, followed by his memorial service at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the Millerton Wesleyan Church or to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, N.Y. 14830.     Star Gazette – April 8, 2011
 

ELLWOOD - CUNNINGHAM
Carol J. Of Elmira, NY Age 52 died Sunday, July 30, 2000 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Surviving are husband, Arthur W. Cunningham at  home; son, Wade Cunningham at home; daughter, Melissa "Missy" (Paul) Borger of Washington, PA; granddaughter, Patricia Borger; father and mother, Ernest T. and Anna J. Shook Elwood of Elmira, NY; brother, Frank (Rose) Elwood of Corning, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a  brother, Clyde "Ted" Elwood in 1966. Carol was a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of Chemung Valley. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family especially her children and their many friends. Family and  friends are invited to call Thursday, August 3, 2000 from 1 to 4 PM at the Olthof  Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira with the funeral and committal following there at 4:00 PM with the Rev. Cathy Black officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira at the convenience of the  family. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of Chemung Valley, PO Box 134, Elmira, NY 14902, in Carol's  memory.

HERBERT K. ELSTON, 87, of Elmira RD 2 Sunday, June 12, 1960.  He was a retired rural mail carrier, member of First Methodist Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mable Pierce Elston; daughters, Mrs. Helen Bush of Conestoga, Pa., Mrs. Marian May of Elmira, Mrs. Mildred Haflett of Johnson City; sons, Stuart of Elmira RD 2, George of Elmira RD 1; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  Body at Hagerman Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Lullus D. Bell.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Advertiser 6/13/1960

ELWOOD Clyde E. "Slim"
Age 93, of 68 Lake St., Hammondsport, died Sunday, January 4, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Mem. Hospital in Elmira. He was born April 21, 1915 in Pine City, the son of Thomas and Lena Hunt Elwood. Slim was an Army veteran of WWII, where he served in Africa and Italy; member of the Hammondsport Legion and the Bath VFW. He was a member of the Hammondsport Ambulance Corp., a 27-year member of the Hammondsport Fire Dept., former governor of the Hammondsport Moose Lodge, 1991 Moose of the year and the 1988 Hammondsport Rotary Club Citizen of the year. He retired in 1977 as chief lineman for NYSEG after 32 years of service. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Lillian DeGolyer Elwood; daughter, Patricia (Henry) Brown of Bath; grandchildren, Valerie (Craig) Smith, Bob (Margy) Brown and Rick Brown; seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Florence V. Elwood, in January of 1973; and his daughter, Beverly Rutledge in July 2005. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport. A Fireman's Service will be held Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Jeffrey McDowell will officiate. After the service, everyone is invited to the Hammondsport Fire Dept. for a luncheon. The Interment with full Military Honors will take place Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Hammondsport Vol. Ambulance Corp. or the Hammondsport Vol. Fire Dept.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/6/2009

ELSTON - GAUGHAN
Edith E. Age 83, of 511 Columbia Street died Friday, August 3, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Edith was born April 21, 1918 in Elmira, daughter of the late Eben and Nora (Jenkins) Elston. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church and devoted her life to her family and friends. Survivors include her husband, Martin F. Gaughan, of Elmira; a daughter, Mary Ann (James) Grant of Appling, GA; a brother, Wilson (Mary) Elston of Lowman; brother-in-law, James Gaughan of Elmira; her special boy, Christopher Cleary of Elmira; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Edith was predeceased by her daughter, Margaret Gaughan Cleary; sisters and brothers, Jennie Gunderman, Agnes Little, Margaret Austin, Ruth Isaacs, Ebben, Frank, Samuel, John and Fred Elston. Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 PM Monday, August 6, 2001 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 PM with Rev. Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

ELSTON Wilson "Bill"
Age 88, of Federal Rd., Lowman, died Thursday, April 02, 2009, at Elcor Health Services. Survived by wife of 70 years, Mary; son, Wilson (Greta) Elston, Jr., Chemung; daughters, Frances Amey, Elmira, Susan Elston, Millerton, PA; grandchildren, Doug and Rich Elston, Mike and Matt Davis, DJ and Darren Amey; 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins; predeceased by 10 sisters and brothers, Ebben, Sam, John, Fred, Frank, Agnes Little, Jennie Gunderman, Edie Gaughan, Ruth Isaccs and Margaret Austin. Bill was retired from the Town of Elmira Highway Department, a former employee of the Railroad and a self-employed dairy farmer. The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday, April 5th, at the Kalec Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. His funeral service there Monday at 11 a.m. Pastor Anne Mowery officiating. Burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/3/2009 - 4/4/2009

ELWOOD George Kenneth  ("Ken" "George")
Age 79, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, died to be with the Lord on October 7, 2007 after a long illness. George was a sweet, kind, giving man who always had a smile. George was a diehard Phillies fan and was very excited to hear about them winning the NL Eastern Division Championship. George was born in Bentley Creek, Pennsylvania, married Dorothy in 1950 and lived in Elmira, New York until 1963, when they moved to the Jersey Shore. George was a Little League Baseball coach, Boy Scout leader and past Governor of the Galloway Township Chapter of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He loved to garden and could grow the best cucumbers, scallions and zucchini ever. He worked as an oil burner repairman for Home Heating and Burkhard for many years and then worked for the Dawes Avenue School in Somers Point as a custodian until his retirement in 1999. After retirement, George loved going to the EHT Senior Center every weekday to play bingo and talk with his friends. George was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Dorothy in 1996. He is also predeceased by six brothers and two sisters. He is survived by three children, David (Marie) of EHT, Carl of Millville, Paulene Elwood of Mays Landing and Kym Gramm (Paul) of Mays Landing; his brother, Clyde (Lillian) of Hammondsport, NY; six grandchildren, Jim Servis (Adrienne) of California, Michael Servis (Jennifer) of EHT, David Elwood Jr. (Tammy) of Mays Landing, Arthur Axelson (Stacey) of Vineland, Jason Axelson, currently in Iraq (Tanya), Carl Elwood, Jr. (a/k/a CJ) of Millville and Stefanie Lecuyer of Mays Landing; and nine great-grandchildren, Zach, Luke, Jared, Kayla, Ashley, Alexi, Tori, Zach and Jason Jr.; as well as several nieces and nephews; and his companion, Joan Wright of Pleasantville, NJ. A viewing will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Friday, October 12, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a service at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: COPD Research, Parkinson's Disease Research and/or Breast Cancer Research of your choice.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/11/2007 - 10/12/2007.

EMERY - WALRATH
Jean E. Formerly of Watkins Glen and most recently of Southport, died peacefully Saturday evening, February 25, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital, where she had been residing at the age of 80. Jean was born on February 21, 1926 in Montour Falls, NY to Frank & Florence Gould Emery. She was married to Donald R. Walrath, w ho predeceased her in 1976. Her many interests include special times with her family and listening to music. She was a member of the Mooreland Presbyterian Church and the Olive Branch Grange. Surviving are her loving family who cherish her memory. A daughter and son-in-law, Jean & John Jessmore, Southport; grandchildren, Donald R. Duffy and Emerald M. Jessmore; great grandchildren, Tiffany and Benjamin Duffy; a special nephew, Anthony J. Jessmore along with several nieces, nephews and family friends including her longtime friend and companion of 30 years, Gordon Hausner. Jean's family will receive guests on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. The interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira.

EMERY LORMA RUTTER
Lorma E., Age 82, formerly of Marshall St., Horseheads, NY, died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. Lorma was born on February 10, 1925 in Shirley Township, PA, daughter of the late Clarence and Ella (Laird) Emery. Lorma leaves behind many family and friends that will carry the love of Lorma in their hearts forever. Survivors include her daughters, Marilyn Bubb of Sierra Vista, AZ and Dixie Carlin of Fredericksburg, VA; sister, Geraldine Wentz of Newton Hamilton, PA; grandchildren, Tammy, Elizabeth, Billy and Holly. Lorma was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Rutter; daughter, Myrna Henry. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, July 19, 2007, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there on Friday, July 20, 2007, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

 

EPLER Kenneth Arthur

Retired NYS Trooper Of Elmira, NY, was born October 20, 1930 in New Albany, PA the son of the late Arthur Henry and Rebecca (Kinney) Epler, died peacefully on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 82. Ken was a 1948 graduate of Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He was a Veteran of the US Army serving in Fort McPherson, GA from 1951 to 1953. From 1953 to 1985 he was a New York State Trooper serving in Troop T in Utica, NY, Troop C in Sydney, NY and Troop E in Canandaigua, NY. Ken served his entire career in Horseheads and Montour Falls, NY. He was a certified firearms and bomb disposal expert and instructor. He served with the NYSP at the 1980 Olympics, Attica in 1970 and Appalachian in 1956. Mr. Epler was also a retired gunsmith and federally licensed firearms dealer. He was married to Ruth Johnson from 1952 to 1972 and Evelyn Southard from 1974 to 2004. He was preceded in death by the following: father, Arthur in 1973; mother, Rebecca in 1986; sister, Marie in 1978; brother, Harry in 2004; daughter-in-law, Karen in 2005. He is survived by his first wife, Ruth; children, Dennis (Jackie), David (Margaret) and Laurie (Norm); stepchildren, Donald (Karen Kent) and Dana (Paula); along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Terisha, Joshua, Emily, Andrew, Craig, Kristen, Hunter, Nicholas, Donny and Angela. At Mr. Epler's request there will be no prior calling hours or funeral service. He will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of his family. His family also wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the 5th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the outstanding care given to Ken. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.   Star Gazette – June 24, 2013

 

ERWAY Robert Donald, Sr.

 Age 89, of Twin Fawn Estates, Lowman, and formerly of Jackson Creek Road, Cayuta and Elmira Heights, died on Monday, January 9, 2006, at home. He was born December 8, 1916 at Paradise Hospital, Elmira, to Dr. Charles Hendry and Ruth (Parks) Erway. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Erway; sons, Robert D., Jr. (Susan) of Martinez, GA, Charles L. of Elmira, Mark A. (Anne) and James R. (Rhonda) of Breesport; daughters, Jean E. (Franklin) Nichols of Breesport and Barbara S. (Robert Sharp) Phillips of Horseheads; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Dr. C. Eugene Erway of Elmira; ten nephews and nieces, plus three stepchildren and their families. He was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Skillman Erway in 1975; sister, Evelyn Erway Cleveland; grandson, Darrell John DeLorme; and very good friend, Rev. Robert A. DeLorme. Graduated from Thomas A. Edison HS in 1934 and Wyckoff School in NYC in 1936. As a young man, he played trumpet/cornet in the Bob Erway Orchestra in the local area. He worked for Elmira Bank & Trust and Eclipse/Bendix Aviation during WWII before establishing Erway's Sweet Shoppe which he operated for about 10 years. Then he sold securities and Mutual Funds for Rockwell Gould, First Albany Corporation & Townsley-Liptak. He retired at age 73 as Director of Chemung County Soil & Water Conservation District. A lifelong resident of Chemung Co., he was active in many community organizations: Director and Past President of Chemung Co. Cooperative Extension, Director City Rescue Mission, S.S. Superintendent, member Admin. Board, Chairman Finance Committee & Men's Club at Oakwood UMC, Chairman Boy Scout Troop 13 Committee, Supervisor Town of Erin 1964-69 and 1976-77, County Board of Supervisors1964-69, Chairman Arrangements-Billy Graham Crusade June and September 1972, Coordinator Newton-Hoffman Creeks Watershed Project which resulted in many flood prevention dams including Park Station Park, Chairman Chemung Co. Soil & Water Conservation District, Originator County Annual Arbor Green Project, Chairman Sullivan Trail Resource Conservation & Development Project, Chairman NYS Resource, Conservation & Development Committee, NYS Conservation Council "Soil Conservationist of the Year-1973", long-term Republican Committeeman, member of John Birch Society, member of Elmira Heights Lodge #913 F&AM and performed in several of their minstrel shows, member of Elmira Heights Civil Defense, member of several Historical Societies, testified before the US Congress, spoke out locally against the Students for a Democratic Society and ran for County Clerk twice. Bob was a fan of Big Band music and met and obtained autographs of many famous bandleaders. He relished family time and took many long family trips and hundreds of family slide pictures. Arrangements are being handled by Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to call at Oakwood UMC, Elmira Heights, on Friday, January 13 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. A reception will follow the service. At Bob's request, cremation has taken place and interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bob's name to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, Oakwood UMC Student Aid Fund, 212 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY 14903, or a charity of your choice. Envelopes will be provided.

EVANS - GARDNER, Esther Lillian (Evans)
Age 93, died on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at the Indian River Nursing Home in Granville. She was a long time resident of Elmira, NY. Born in Elmira, NY on May 19, 1915 she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ermina (Walker) Evans. She married Decker Lloyd Gardner on October 18, 1947 in the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Church in Elmira. Esther graduated from Southside High School in Elmira in 1932, and worked as a secretary for Hardinge Brothers in Elmira for many years. She retired as a secretary after working for American LaFrance. Esther was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and later attended the Erin United Methodist Church in Erin, New York. She was a member of the Erin Historical Society and took great pleasure in travelling with various senior citizens groups. Besides her parents, Esther was was predeceased by her husband and a sister, Jane E. (Evans) Boyd. Survivors include a daughter, Gloria (Gardner) Kelley and her husband, Robert of South Glens Falls; a granddaughter, Kathleen Erin Kelley of Wilkes-Barre, PA; a niece, Carole Lynn Boyd of Cary, North Carolina; a nephew, Keith L. Boyd of Raleigh, NC; as well as several grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.  At Esther's request there will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be conducted on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira by Esther's nephew, the Reverend Donald Maynard, of the Canisteo Wesleyan Church in Canisteo, NY. Donations in Esther's memory, may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 1136 Broadway, Elmira, NY 14904 or the Erin-Sullivanville United Methodist Church, 69 Old Sullivanville Road, Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements are under the direction of the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/7/2009

EVERETTE James L.
Resident of Pine City, NY
Age 82, born November 30, 1924 in Hahira, GA, the son of the late Leon A. and Lula (Morrell) Everette, died peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital with his beloved family at his side. James is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Doris C. (Wiggins) Everette; special daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and James Butler of Pine City, NY; Eldora and Larry LaRue of Knoxville, TN; along with six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. James was a veteran of the US Navy, proudly serving his country from 1942 - 1945. He was a lifetime member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge #62 Elmira Elks Club. James retired after many dedicated years as a self-employed contractor. Family and friends will gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, November 20, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held there on Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend William Vallet will officiate. Interment will follow where he will be laid to rest in the family plot at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Everette Military Honors. Memorial donations may be directed to the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871 or to the Food Bank at the Church in memory of James.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/19/2007.

EVERETTE James L. - Resident of Pine City, NY, Age 82, born November 30, 1924 in Hahira, GA, the son of the late Leon A. and Lula (Morrell) Everette, died peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital with his beloved family at his side. Family and friends will gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, November 20, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held there on Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend William Vallet will officiate. Interment will follow where he will be laid to rest in the family plot at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Everette Military Honors. Memorial donations may be directed to the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871 or to the Food Bank at the Church in memory of James.

CHARLES A. EVERETTS age 75 of 207 Speedway, Odessa, NY suddenly Wednesday, September 13, 1989.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral and committal services there immediately following calling hours at 9 pm.  Rev. Floyd Simmons of Victory Life Center, Horseheads officiating.  Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park at convenience of the family.  Survived by his wife, Jean; son, Charles at home; daughters, Mrs. Cornelius (Alethea) Feeley of Horseheads, Mrs. Robert (Wanetta) Plate of Elmira and Mrs. Jeanette Plate of Pine Valley; brother, Floyd Everetts of Moreland, NY; 6 grandchildren, including Heather Feeley of Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Everetts was employed by Tops Food Market, Horseheads and was president of Chemung Valley Gladiolus Society.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/15/1989

EVERETTS - ROMAN, Patricia A.
Age 74 of Elmira, NY. She was born May 18, 1935 in Elmira, daughter of the late Erwin and Anna (Begley) Evertts and died
Wednesday, April 14, 2010, unexpectedly at home. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew, in 1982; sister, Della Sisto, in 2001 and is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Hal Sherwood of Lowman, Julia and Mark Yusko of Elmira, Andrea J. Roman of Elmira, Pat and Mike Wheeler of Erin, Cathy and Mike Wood of Big Flats, Debbie Roman of Elmira; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Erwin and Velma Evertts of Erin, Howard and Jackie Evertts of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. It was Pat's request that her services be private. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 16, 2010
  

 

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