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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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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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FARNHAM - RADNEY, Pearl F.
Age 85, of Hilton Dr., Horseheads, NY, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at home. Pearl was born on December 13, 1922 in Elmira, daughter of the late James and Bessie (Crandall) Farnham. Pearl retired from NYS Chemung County Correctional Credit Union as treasurer-manager. She also worked for Ward LaFrance in Elmira Heights for many years, along with being a realtor for Alberta Blanchard Real-Estate in Horseheads. She was a longtime council member for the Chemung County Republican Party. Pearl loved spending time with her family and will be greatly missed. Survivors include her daughters, Linda (Glenn) Pulleyn, and Deborah (Edwin) Knapp, both of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Kenneth (Tina) Pulleyn, Kimberly (Steve) Miller, Tracy (Matt) Voorhees, Heather (Dylan)Bruntil; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Nikki Miller, April, Kelsey and Caitlyn Pulleyn, Jacob and Matthew Voorhees, Colby Bruntil; sisters, Arlene Aderhold and Rosemary Gilson; several nieces and nephews. Pearl was predeceased by her husband, Charles Radney in 2002. It was Pearl's request that there be no calling hours. Interment with private services will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/7/2008.

John H. FARWELL,  Jr., 30, of East Cayuta Road, Horseheads, Monday, Feb. 6, 1961.  He was an employee of Shays Service, Inc., member of Northside Baptist Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Marilyn Farwell; daughters, Marilyn and Janet; sons John III and Douglas, all at home; parents Mr. and Mrs. John H. Farwell of Elmira; brothers, Lyle of Beacon, N. Y., Earl, Robert, Dale and Gary of Elmira, sister Mrs. Irma Rodabaugh of Horseheads.  Body at Barrett Funeral Home.  Calling hours: today and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. in Northside Baptist Church, the Rev. Cortland R. Bryant.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 7, Wed. 8 Feb. 1961)

FARWELL Lyle E.
Age 75 of Wellsburg, and formerly a longtime resident of Beacon, NY, died
after a brief illness Sunday, March 7, 2010. He was born July 24, 1934 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late John and Mabel (McAfee) Farwell. He is survived by his children, Mitch Farwell of Norwich, NY, Christina (Greg) Gross of Fishkill, NY, Kimberly (Scott) King of Coldspring, NY, Michelle (Michael) Quigley of Newburgh, NY, Kellee Farwell also of Newburgh, NY, Glade Farwell of Washingtonville, NY, Lyle (Terri) Farwell Jr., of Clarksville, TN and Clay Farwell also of Newburgh, NY; former spouse, Joanne Chalk Farwell of Newburgh, NY; many grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Irma Rodabaugh of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Robert (Phyllis) Farwell of Pine City, NY, Dale (Marty) Farwell of South Carolina, Gary Farwell of Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Theresa. Lyle was a retired Lieutenant with the NYS Department of Corrections in Fishkill. He was an avid animal lover, loved fishing and above all was a devoted NASCAR and Jeff Gordon fan. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., Mar. 10, 2010, from 4-6:00 p.m. His service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 p.m. Interment on Friday in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira with Military Honors. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.9.2010

FERRIS - LATTERELL, Crystal P. (Ferris)
Of Stacia Drive, died peacefully on Monday, October 1, 2007, at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY, at the age of 87. "Chris," as she was affectionately known, was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles F. "Chuck" Latterell, November 18, 2001. Her parents; brother, Cecil Ferris; daughter, Jane Sorrells; brother-in-law, Richard (Mary) Latterell; sisters-in-law, Mary Latterell, Eleanor (Carmen) Dean, also predeceased her. She is survived by her son, Thomas (Marty) Hopkins of Louisville, KY; brother-in-law, Ernest "Bucky" (Eleanor) Latterell of Elmira, NY; along with five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. For several years, Crystal was a dedicated employee of Remington Rand. She volunteered with the Southport Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for many years. Her greatest joy came from gardening and planting flowers all around her home. Crystal was an Avon Representative for 15+ years and was the recipient of many prestigious awards. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Thursday, October 4, 2007, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will take place in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14930, in her memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/3/2007.

FIELD -  Mrs. Grace L. Bush age 65 of Horseheads, RD 3, Friday June 25, 1965.  Friends may call at Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Daniel Gelatt.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by husband, Claude E. Bush,; daughters, Mrs. Margaret Egan Pickering of Horseheads, Mrs. Joan Holliman of Pembroke, Ky., Mrs. Evelyn Southard of Pine Valley; sons James A. Bush of Horseheads; sister Mrs. Margaret McClelland of Bentley Creek; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 8d, Sun. 27 Jun 1965)
 

FIELD Lynn T., Sr.
Age 77, formerly of Elmira, NY. He was born February 18, 1930 in Elmira, son of the late Arthur D., Sr. and Evelyn (Taylor) Field and died Thursday, February 7, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers and sisters, Arthur, Jr., Carl, Paul, Dorothy, Evelyn and MaryLou; grandson, Christopher. Lynn is survived by his loving wife if 55 years, Frances: two sons, Lynn T. Field, Jr. and wife, Lisa of Corning, Craig M. Field and wife, Debbie of Horseheads; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Eva Pickett of Jamestown, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Lynn served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from the City of Elmira where he worked as an Engineering Department Supervisor for 35 years. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, February 16th from 2 to 4 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 4 p.m. Rev. Dr. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Lynn through donations to the American Diabetes Association, 356 N. Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/12/2008 - 2/15/2008.
 

FIELD Roderick Daniel Jesse "Roddy"

Age 27 of Elmira, NY died  unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Rod was born September 15, 1983 in Elmira, NY, a son of Lynn Field Jr. and Kimberley Elks. He worked security for Corning Community College at the Elmira Campus and The Sand Dollar in Elmira and recently was hired by Coca-Cola in Horseheads. Rod also attended CCC and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Horseheads. Rod is survived by his parents, Kimberley (Joshua) Elks of Millerton, Pa and Elmira, NY and father Lynn (Lisa) Field of Corning, NY; siblings Lynn T. Field III of Bismarck, ND, Carrie E. Field of Elmira, NY, Paul G. Field of Lafayette, NY, and Matt Clark of Corning, NY; nieces and nephews, Johnny, Natalie, and Mackenzie; paternal grandmother, Frances Field of Horseheads, NY; maternal grandparents, Dorothy West of Corning, NY and Richard West Sr. of Tyrone, NY; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and a host of friends. He is pre-deceased by his infant brother, Christopher P. Field, grandfather Lynn T. Field Sr., and Uncle Ricky. The family will welcome relatives and friends to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1060 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 2-4 PM. A service in celebration of Rod's life will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Bishop Willard Cutler. He will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Rod may do so through a charity of their choice.

Star Gazette – June 25, 2011
 

FIELDS – Allen E. Fields, age 81, of Gillett RD2, PA, died Monday, May 5, 1986, at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Wednesday, 7-9 PM, with Funeral and Committal Services there Thursday at 1 PM, the Rev. Charles Root officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Survived by wife of 57 years, Alice (Cole) Fields; daughter, Mrs. Cleone Buchanan of Ocala, FL; son, Jack Fields of Gillett, PA; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Allen was a retired car repairman for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

FIELDS –CLEONE M. FIELDS BUCHANAN age 68 of Meridan, MS died on April 26, 2000 at her home.  She was born in 1932 in Elmira, NY to the late Allen and Alice Fields.  She was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church in Meridan, MS.  Cleone was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus (Mike) Buchanan and her brother, Jack Fields.  She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Church Porter of Meridan, MS; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Bill and Peg Buchanan of Elmira, NY; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, May 25, 2000 in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Sherry Good will be officiating the service.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/24/2000

FIELDS Pauline Lucinda
Of Riverside Ave.- Was born February 8, 1915 in Monroe Township, PA, the daughter of the late Minor and Mae (Carr) Vanderpool, died
on Monday, March 1, 2010, at the Berwick Hospital Center in Berwick, PA. Her beloved husband, Raymond Leslie Fields, preceded her in death in 2005. Her son, Kenneth W. Belcher; daughter, Donna A. Smith; brothers, Ralph, Sheldon, Donald, and Clifford Vanderpool also predeceased her. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Fiore of Elmira Heights, NY; stepdaughters, Shirley (David) Kelly of Endicott, NY, Janice (Tom) Mitteer of Johnson City, NY; stepsons, James (Nancy) Fields of Apalachin, NY, Roy Fields, also of Apalachin, NY, Joseph Fields of Endicott, NY; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Pauline was a life member of the Women of the Moose Montour Falls Chapter, a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Elmira Heights, NY and the Eagles Auxiliary in Elmira. She retired from Trayer Products, Inc. after several years of dedicated service as a machine operator. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, March 6, 2010, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The Women of the Moose will hold their ceremony at 2 p.m. for their dearly departed sister. Funeral Services will follow with the Reverend Mari Rockwell celebrating Pauline's life. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Raymond.- Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.4.2010

FIELDS Raymond L. WWII Veteran Age 86, died on July 30, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer, in the Bath VA Medical Center, Bath, NY. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Carr Fields of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and David Kelly of Vestal, NY; son and daughter-in-law, James and Nancy Fields of Apalachin, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Tom Mitteer of Johnson City, NY; sons, Roy Fields of Baltimore, MD, Joseph Fields of Endicott, NY; stepdaughter, Joyce Fiore of Elmira, NY; sister, Sylvia Buckland of Vestal, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Raymond served in the Army during WWII achieving the rank of Sergeant. He worked as a mechanic for many years at Shafer's Garage in Johnson City, NY. He then owned and operated Ray's Garage in Endicott and Johnson City. Ray was retired from business and idle only a short time before going to work for American LaFrance in Elmira building fire trucks and delivering them all over the country. In recent years, he worked for Koch Chrysler-Dodge, Clute & Ferrario Ford as a courtesy driver and parts delivery. Ray enjoyed auto racing. He built and raced stock cars at local tracks earlier in his career, and later in life enjoyed NASCAR racing. He enjoyed boating and spent a number of years motoring around Cayuga Lake. Ray was a member of the American Legion Harry B. Bentley Post #0443, VFW of Johnson City #2332, Elks, and a lifetime member since 1940, of the Loyal Order of Moose #426. He held many positions in the Moose leading to the honorific Pilgrim Degree of Merit. Ray had many friends in the community and his fraternal clubs. He was appreciated and loved by everyone he encountered. He will be missed by all. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Monday, August 1, 2005 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral held there on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.; followed by committal in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with full Military Honors. A Memorial Pilgrim Service will be conducted Monday evening at 8:00 p.m.

FISH Benjamin H.
Benjamin H. Fish, 68, of 930 Spruce St., Friday, April 17, 1959.  He was a retired inspector at Remington Rand.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lora Fish; daughters, Mrs. Leigh Shaw and Mrs. Florence Judson; sons, Waldo and Kenneth, all of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Baker Newell of Elmira.  Body at Olthof Funeral Home.  Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Paul Fattaruso.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

 

FISH Dannie E., Jr

Age 43 of Pine City, NY. He was born September 5, 1969 in Elmira, the son of Dannie Sr. and Constance (Spencer) Fish and died Monday, August 5, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Michele (Seymour) Fish; children Gregory and Autumn Fish, Geoffrey, Jared and Jesse Fish; grandchildren Alexander Gublo and Gregory Fish, Jr.; parents Dannie Sr. and Constance Fish all of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law Timothy and Paula Fish of Horseheads; 1 niece, 4 nephews, 2 great nephews; mother-in-law Jane Seymour of Elmira; father-in-law Jack Seymour of Pine City; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Melissa and Robert Heuser, Dawn and Steve Mallacoccio all of Elmira. Dan was employed with F.M. Howell for 21 years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army; was an avid sportsman, NASCAR and Oakland Raiders fan; was a member of the B.P.O.E. #62 Elmira ; was an accomplished bowler having achieved Elmira Bowling Assoc. Bowler of the Year 3 times and was elected to the Elmira Bowling Assoc. Hall of Fame. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, August 7th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. His funeral service will be held there on Thursday, August 8th at 11 am. Committal prayers and interment with military honors will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.   Star Gazette – August 6, 2013

 

FISH Julia K.
A longtime resident of 125 Lewis St. Horseheads died at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center on Monday, May 17, 2010 at the age of 62. Born on September 10, 1947 in Elmira, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Cora Casselbury Fish. She enjoyed being a part of a large and loving family. Her interests included shopping, jigsaw puzzles and caring for her two parakeets, "Linus & Peanuts". Surviving are her loving siblings and their families, Dannie and Constance Fish, Lester Fish, Betty Hoyt, Helen Fish, Charles Fish and Linda Bennett; sister-in-law, Pam Fish; aunt's Gertrude Hitchcock, Dalina Casselbury and Rosie Shaffer; uncle, Francis and Dorothy Casselbury; many nieces and nephews including her special niece, Victoria Woodlee. In addition to her parents, Julia was also predeceased by her companion of nearly 40 years, Leon Hills; brother, Robert Fish and brother-in-law, Robert Hoyt. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, May 20, 2010 between the hours of 12 (noon) – 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Interment will take place at the families' convenience in Forest Lawn Memorial Park where Julia will be interred next to her parents. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 19, 2010

FISH Robert R. II
Age 63 of S. Broadway, Wellsburg, NY, died peacefully Thursday morning at ELCOR Health Services. He was born August 23, 1944 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Robert and Cora Casselberry Fish. Bob was employed as a punch press operator at Upstate Tool Company and later at Thomas & Betts. He enjoyed bowling, camping and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Fish of Elmira; sons, Robert (Danielle) Pedrick, Michael Fish and Joshua Fish, all of Elmira; daughters, Carolyn (Anthony Buelow) Fish and Belinda Fish of Elmira; brothers, Lester, Danny and Charlie Fish, all of Elmira; sisters, Helen Fish and Julia Fish of Elmira, Betty Hoyt of Sayre, PA; grandchildren, Katelyn, Ashleigh, Brandon and Gavin; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2008, at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. with Reverend James Carr officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/9/2008.

JAMES R. FITZGERALD age 89 of Blakemore West Proprietary Home, Tuesday, November 22, 1977.  Friends are invited to call at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, Thursday 7 to 9.  Funeral and committal services at the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Roland Osgood officiating.  Burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Bethany Retirement Center; one daughter, Jeanette Fitzgerald of Horseheads; four sisters, Gladys Cooper of Corning, Mary Wheeler of Pine City, Harriet Wheeler of Elmira and Freda Wheeler of Pine City; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may remember Mr. Fitzgerald by make memorial contributions to their favorite charity.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/24/1977
 

FITZPATRICK Michael J. "Mike"

Elmira: Age 52, died Sunday, January 29, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Michael was born in Elmira on March 6, 1959, the son of Alice M. and the late Jerome A. Fitzpatrick. In addition to being survived by his mother, he was the loving father of three sons, and devoted grandfather of two granddaughters…Michael R. with wife Karen and daughter Annabelle, of Odessa; Joshua E., with daughter Azlynn, of Horseheads; and Casey J., of Horseheads. Michael is also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Theresa and Christopher Lundberg of Horseheads with their children, Sara and Jeremy; Kelly and Richard Andreine of Santa Clara CA with their daughter Katheryn; brother and sister-in-law, Sean and Joe Anna Fitzpatrick of Cadyville NY; the mother of his children, and lifelong friend, Irene M. Fitzpatrick; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Michael served his country in the United States Navy. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Michael enjoyed spending time with family and friends at his place on Seneca Lake. Michael was employed at St. Joseph's Hospital and even though he had only been there a short time, his family would like to give a special thank you to all the employees there who made such a difference in his life. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Broad Street, Horseheads, with military honors to follow outside the church. Interment will take place on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please remember Michael with a donation to Strong Memorial Hospital, Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642, to help further their research for a cure. In the hopes of accomplishing a stem cell transplant, Michael's brother Sean had been undergoing treatments in order to make this happen. Michael's family will be forever grateful to Sean for this.   Star Gazette – January 31, 2012
 

FLETCHER
Kenneth H. Kennedy Valve Retiree Age 85 of Woodbine Ave. Elmira, NY died peacefully on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was born June 26, 1916 in Waterville, Maine the son of the late Charles and Mary (Williams) Fletcher. He is survived by his loving wife, Rose; children, Nancy (Chris) Hansen of Rutland VT; Edward (Irene) Fletcher of Las Vegas, NV; Janet (John) Haflett of Calhoun, GA; step-children, Raymond (Lois) Ingham of Endicott, NY; Phyllis Hatfield of Horseheads, NY; Rose (Rick) Graffius of Punxsutawney, PA; James (Maureen) Ingham Lewiston, NY; along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In his earlier years, Kenneth was employed by the Kennedy Space Center as an electrician. After re-locating to the Elmira area he worked until his retirement with Kennedy Valve as an electrician as well. He was a member of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post # 154 Elmira Heights, NY. In his spare time Kenneth enjoyed working with wood. Some of his most favorite things to create were shelves, cupboards, coffee tables and cradles. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira on Saturday, December 1, 2001 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 (noon) A Memorial Service honoring the memory and celebrating the life of Mr. Fletcher will be held there at the conclusion of the visitation. (12 noon). The Reverend Donald Hoff will officiate. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

 

HAROLD L. ‘FUZZY’ FOLNSBEE age 82 of Westover Hills Trailer Park, Friday, October 9, 1992 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He was a beloved husband and best friend of 47 years, to his wife, Olive “Petey” Folnsbee of Wellsburg, NY.  He is also survived by his beloved daughter, Sandy Clark and Stephen Nikulich of Pine City, NY; son-in-law, Joe Clark; grandchildren, Stephen and Shelly Clark, Daniel Clark, Elizabeth and Willie D. Weston and Constance and Terry Mattocks; great-grandchildren, Latisha and Chautel Weston, Katy Lynn and Kelly Ann Mattocks and Stephen Clark Jr.; sister-in-law, Pat and Dick Cloutier and Reva Folnsbee and family; brother-in-law, John Lement and family; several nieces and nephews.  Harold was predeceased by his brothers-in-law, Jake and Cleo Miller and Tiffie and Clara Miller; sister, Else Lement and brother, Bill Folnsbee.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira Sunday, October 11, 1992 from 2 to 4 PM with funeral and committal service held there at 4:00 PM.  Interment in Forrest Lawn Memorial Park.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/10/1992

 

FORREST Erna R. Westbrook

Age 91, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Erna was born on March 5, 1922 in Ithaca, NY, daughter of the late Leon and Jerusha (Baker) Forrest. Erna spent many years as a foster mother for over 200 children in the Elmira area. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be missed dearly by those that knew her. Erna is survived by her sons, Lawrence ( Suzanne) of Erin, NY, Gerald (Joyce) of Winfield, PA, Royal (Delores) of Kansas City, KS and Jack (Deanna) Westbrook of MO; daughter, Faith (John) Truxell of Erin, NY; foster daughter, Rosie (Donald) Benjamin of Alpine, NY; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Erna was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Westbrook in 1991. A Memorial Service will be held for Erna at a later date. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted with the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – December 8, 2013

 

FOSTER, Earl John W3BKF A longtime resident of Fassett, PA died following an illness on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2006 at his home at the age of 77. Born on June 9, 1929 in Troy, PA; Earl was the son of John & Eva Williams Foster; He was employed for over 30 years at the Elmira Star Gazette as a printer and also at Eureka in Troy for 10 additional years before retiring. His many interests revolved around the Fassett community as a firemen with the South Creek Fire Department and was instrumental in Bradford County Civil Defense. He was also a well-known HAM Radio Operator, W3BKF. Surviving is his loving family, children, Lynn & Bob Ziegenfuss, York, PA; Kevin (Terri) Foster, Pine City, NY; Andy & Joette Foster, Southport, NY; Julie (John) Foster, Himrod, NY; and Eileen & Craig Allen, Cortland, NY several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; a brother, Theodore Foster; two sisters, Beatrice Hurlburt and Margaret Johnston along with Earls canine companion, "Packet". Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway on Monday, November 27, 2006 between the hours of 4- 7 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. with the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be directed to the South Creek Ambulance Association, PO Box 63, Gillett, PA 16925. in Earl's memory. (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 5c, Sunday, November 26, 2006)

 

EARL JOHN FOSTER, 77 a long-time resident of Fassett, PA died following an illness on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2006 at his home.  Born June 9, 1929 in Troy he was the son of John and Eva Williams Foster.  He was employed for over 30 years at the Elmira Star-Gazette as a printer and at Eureka, Troy for 10 additional years before retiring.  His many interests revolved around the Fassett community as a fireman with the South Creek Fire Dept. and was instrumental in Bradford Co. Civil Defense.  He was also a well-known HAM Radio Operator, W3BKF.  Surviving is his loving family; children, Lynn & Bob Ziegenfuss, York, PA, Kevin (Terri) Foster, Pine City, Andy and Joette Foster, Southport, NY, Julie (John) Foster, Himrod, NY and Eileen and Craig Allen, Cortland, NY; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; brother, Theodore Foster; sisters, Beatrice Hurlburt and Margaret Johnston and his canine companion, “Packet”.  Funeral services were held Nov. 27 at the Caywood Funeral Home, Southport, NY with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating.  Burial will take place at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Memorial donations may be directed to the South Creek Ambulance Association, PO Box 63, Gillett, PA in his memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel
 

FOSTER Leona T. "Maggie" HUGHES

formerly of Spruce Street: Was born April 14, 1931 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Ralph and Gladys (Ryder) Foster died peacefully with family at her side on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 81. Her beloved husband, Eldon Hughes along with her brothers, Owen and Gene "Steve" Foster preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving children, P. Jay Tuller of Vero Beach, FL; Fred Tuller of Morristown, Fl; Shelly (Allan) Watkins of Elmira, NY; David "Guy" Tuller of Elmira Heights, NY; Brian Tuller of Pennsylvania; Dawn (Bill) Lutz of Elmira, NY; William Hughes of Wisconsin; along with 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Other survivors include brother, Dean (Margie) Foster of Horseheads, NY; sister, Gloria Foster of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Maggie was employed at the following: Artistic Greeting Card Co., Mount Holly, NJ Sherriff's Department, the former A & P Plant, Eastern Metal and the Chemung County Nursing Facility. In 1963, she was the first woman crossing guard in Willingboro, NJ and was proud of that accomplishment. Maggie was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in New Jersey. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Funeral Services honoring her life will be held there on Saturday, February 16th at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Donald Knapp will celebrate Maggie's service. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Jude's Children Hospital or to the Arctic League. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.    Star Gazette – February 13, 2013
 

FORSYTH MAY L. KIEFFER
May L. Age 82, of Canandaigua and formerly of Newtown Towers Elmira, died after a long illness Sat. June 17, 2006. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Kieffer in 1980, and is survived by her children, Patricia Slaven of Virginia Beach, VA, Ruth Evans of Clearlake, CA, Allen Kieffer of Glendale, AZ, Paul Kieffer of North Carolina, John Kieffer of Canandaigua, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. May was born Oct. 24, 1923 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Bert and Ruth (Ribble) Forsyth. She was a caring mother and grandmother and homemaker. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, Today, Tuesday, June 20, 2006, from 3-4:30 her service there at 4:30 p.m. and interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

FOWLER - KERR
Mildred E. Fowler Of Elmira, New York, died on Saturday, March 10, 2007. Many are those who will miss and mourn her and the unconditional love that was her legacy. She was a mother and grandmother without equal to her daughter, Donna C. Kerr-Nowlan; and grandson, Brent Fowler Nowlan, both of Elmira, and grandson, Craig Kerr (Mary) Nowlan of Cape Coral, FL; sister-in-law, Ruth (Tootie) Fowler; and close friends, Rose Charlap and Edward Bartlett. The "adopted" mother of many others and spread the definition of the word "friend" and family. Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Sylvan L. Kerr in 1979. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 640 W. GRAY ST, ELMIRA , on Tuesday, March 13, from 4-5 p.m. with funeral and committal services following calling hours at 5 p.m. Rev. James Jones officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Millbrook Road, Wilton, NH 03086; or Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 380 Penna. Ave., Elmira, NY 14904; or to the SPCA Animal Shelter, 2435 RT. 352, Elmira, NY.

FRICKLE - WHITE  (SRGP 21884)
Jeannette Age 75 Of Elmira, NY died Saturday, December 15, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.She was born on July 26, 1926 in Gillette, PA the daughter of Harry and Nellie Strange Frickle.She is survived by: her son; Larry (Valerie) White, grandsons; Harrison and Spencer White all of Corvallis, OR. Also surviving are: a step-son Ronald White of Pine City, sisters; Irma Curren of Fassett, PA, Jane Daggett of Daggett, PA and Diane Stoner of Arlington, MA, brother; Larue Frickle of Elmira, Heights, NY. Jeannette was predeceased by her husband Victor Ival White in 1988. She was a member of the D.A.R. and attended the United Methodist Church. Family and Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Wednesday at 3:00 PM. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park will be at the convenience of the family. In Lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations to the Food Bank of The Southern Tier, 945 County Route 64, Elmira, NY 14903.

FREELOVE -BERTHA M. HALL
Bertha M. Hall, 83, of Elmira, NY died Wednesday April 19, 1995 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born Bertha M. Freelove, December 17, 1911, in Troy, PA. She is survived by her children: Delores (Hall) Waters of Horseheads, NY, Marjorie (Hall) and Douglas Ames of Elmira, NY, Richard and Joanne (Harris) Hall of Boise, ID, Beverly (Hall) Balint of Elmira, NY, Robert and Dianne (Dupree) Hall of Horseheads, NY; eight great-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest N. Hall; grandsons: Jeffrey and Jason Hall; sister: Frances Fay. Bertha was a resident of the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and former employee of Elmira College. Funeral and Committal Services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on April 21st. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may send memorial donations to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049. (TGR Thursday, April 27, 1995)

FREEMAN Barbara J. Lawson
Age 74, of Elmira, NY, died
on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at home. Barbara was predeceased by her father, Wilfred Freeman, brothers, Noel and Owen Freeman and grandson, Michael Perdigao. She is survived by her children, Barbara (Robert) Zajack of Middletown, CT, Kathy (Michael) Perdigao of Sarasota, FL, Eric (Jessica) Lawson of Chantilly, VA and Michael (Tanya) Lawson of Elmira; mother, Vivian Freeman of Horseheads; grandchildren, Andrew Zajack, Jessica Perdigao, Dominick Perdigao, Shaun Lawson, Justin Lawson, Nickolas Lawson and Charity Lawson; brother, Curtis (Ann) Freeman of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. A private graveside service for Barbara will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette - November 6, 2010

FREEMAN Owen Dennis
Age 67, died on October 23, 2009 at Citrus Memorial Hospice in Florida. He is survived by his mother, Vivian Freeman; children, Tammie, Clint and Gregg; sister, Barbara Lawson; brother, Curtis (Ann) Freeman; along with several nieces and nephews. Owen was predeceased by his father, Wilfred and brother, Noel. He was know as the "Bird Man" of Cedar Key, Florida for his rescue and rehabilitation work with injured and ill pelicans. A Graveside Service for Owen will take place on Wednesday, October 28th at 1 PM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on October 26, 2009

FRENCH Edwin F., Sr.
Was born November 28, 1931 in Elmira the son of the late Francis and Florence (Brown) French, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. His beloved wife, Margaret (Beckhorn) French preceded him in death June 15, 2001 after several years of love and life together. He is survived by his loving children, Edwin F. (Edna) French Jr., Judy (Bud) Edkin, Barb "Beej" (Brian) Hostrander, Ruth (Curt)McGriff and Jeff (Toni) French; along with 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Edwin retired from the Westinghouse Corporation after 30+ years of dedicated service, and also retired from the National Guard after proudly serving his country. He was a faithful member of the Southport Baptist Church as served as usher, transportation coordinator and enjoyed his service in the food pantry which was very special to him. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held there on Friday, October 1st at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Duane C. Arnold Sr. will officiate services for this dedicated servant of Jesus Christ. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park where he will be laid to rest with his beloved Margaret. Memorial Donations may be directed to the Southport Baptist Church 950 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY 14904. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 29, 2010

MR. BENTON FRISBIE of Southport Towers, Elmira, Sunday, August 23, 1987.  Friends are invited to call at the Oltof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Tuesday 7 to 9 pm, with funeral and committal services there Wednesday at 1 pm.  The Rev. Keith Havercamp officiating.  Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  He is survived by his wife, Marion Covey Frisbie; daughters, Barbara DePue, Mary Whitesell, Cathleen Collins, Betty Lou Frisbie, Ann Merritt, Hazel DeNerio, Marion Himes; sons, Benton H. Frisbie, Franklin Frisbie, Aaron Frisbie; half-brother, Harold Devine, 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/25/1987

FULLER Wendel P. "Hap" Of Elmira, NY
Was born September 10, 1918 in Conifer, NY, the son of the late Bert Louis and Mildred (Haskins) Fuller, died peacefully at his home on Magee Street on Saturday, February 9, 2008, with his beloved wife, "Betty" at his side. His stepdaughter, Donna Greeno, who went home to be with her Lord in May of 1995, predeceased him. "Hap", as he is affectionately known by many, is survived by his loving, devoted and patient wife of 36 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Rounsville) Fuller; beloved stepchildren, Dick (Liz) Fuller of Elmira, NY, Sharon (Pete) Maher of Elmira, NY; children, Raymond Fuller of Florida, Paul (Denise) Fuller of Syracuse, NY, Barbara, also of Syracuse, NY, Kathy Coughlin of Oneonta, NY, Gladys Jean Lesher of Alabama, Adelle of Texas; brother, Allen Fuller of Middlebury, PA; sisters, Jean Fish of Wellsboro, PA, Pauline Gardner of Texas; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Mr. Fuller's nickname, "Hap", was given to him because of how happy he always was. He loved his work and was a "jack of all trades", knowing exactly what it meant to work by the sweat of his brow. He loved gardening and his flowers, especially his roses, which he took great pride in. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Friday, February 15, 2008, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation with the Reverend Jefferey Becker celebrating "Hap's" service. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/14/2008.

GARDNER - Donald A. Gardner Sr.
January 4, 2008 Donald A. Gardner Sr., 87, of Dewitt, died Friday at James Square. He was born in Canton, Ohio, and served with the Civil Air Patrol during WWII. He retired from Continental Casualty Insurance Company as an insurance sales person. He was a member of the Millionaires Club for sales executives with Continental. Mr. Gardner was a communicant of St. Matthew's Church and a member of the East Syracuse Moose Lodge. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ada; his second wife, Barbara Featherstone; a daughter, Donna Faye; and his brother, Norman. He is survived by his sons, Donald of Gurnee, IL, and Ronald of Sacramento, CA; daughter, Charlene Tebo of Gouverneur; stepchildren, Michael, Kathy, Timothy, Vicky and Charles Featherstone; his brother, Delbert; his sister, Ruth; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Goddard-Crandall-Shepardson Funeral Home, 3111 James St. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira. Friends may greet the family from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, before the service. Goddard-Crandall- Shepardson 463-4320
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 1/7/2008.  (I am sending you this OB because it is the father of Donna Faye, the little 3 year old girl that died in the 1946 Flood.  Note that he is being buried in Elmira,NY.)

GARRETT - ALEXANDER, Norma E.
Age 76, of Horseheads, NY, died Fri. May 23, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born Nov. 15, 1931 in Everett, MA, the daughter to the late Henry and Etta (Major) Garrett. She was predeceased by her brothers, Earl and Thomas Garrett; and sisters, Murial, Pat and Dorathea. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Donald J. Alexander; sons, Donald Alexander of Elmira, NY, John (Susie) Alexander of Elmira, NY, Ken (Pat) Alexander, also of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Jason (Kristi) Alexander of Elmira, NY, Derrick Alexander of Horseheads, NY, Cheryl Alexander of Yonkers, NY, Jeffrey Alexander of Elmira, NY, and Brian Alexander of Elmira, NY; sisters, Alberta Pingree of NH, Isabel Vaughn and Marjorie Garrett, both of MA; and several nieces and nephews. Norma was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights and a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother who will be missed by those whose lives she touched. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, May 25, 2008, from 2-5:00 p.m. where her service will follow at the funeral home at 5:00 p.m. Her burial service will take place at the convenience of her family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira. Those wishing may remember Norma with memorials to Elmira Heights Fire Dept., 215 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/24/2008 - 5/25/2008.

GARRISON CHARLOTTE G
NY died on Monday December 10 , 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. Charlotte was born October 7, 1948 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Howard E. and Grace C. Burlingame Garrison. She was pre-deceased by her father, Howard E. Garrison, on November 4, 1981. Charlotte is survived by her mother: Grace C. Burlingame Garrison of Horseheads, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Franklin & Annette Garrison of Horseheads, NY; sisters and brother-in-law: Carol L. Garrison of Horseheads, NY, Michele & James Ellis of Elmira, NY, and Sarah Williams of Apalachin, NY; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends including her beloved friend, Barbara Allen, with whom she resided. There will be no prior calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Charlotte's Funeral Services on Thursday December 13, 2001 at 10 AM at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Avenue Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Sheldon Stoner will officiate. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY.

NORMAN E. GEARHART age 87 years of 135 W. 17th St., Elmira Heights, NY, March 12, 1991.  Friends may call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home Thursday 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral and committal service there Friday 11 am, Rev. Stephen R. Parr officiating.  Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Flowers gratefully declined.  Those wishing may make memorials to charity of one’s choice.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Henry (Norma) Kummer of Williamsville, NY; son, Donald at home; brothers, Ross of Florida, Charles of California; sisters, Mary Fox of Arizona, Evelyn Hartle of Oregon.  He was a retired employee of FACET Corporation, member of Oakwood United Methodist Church, past master Heights Lodge No. 913, past patron of Alert Chapter O.E.S., member of Corning consistory and Royal Arch Masons.  Heights Lodge and Alert Chapter will conduct memorial service at funeral home, Thursday evening 7:30 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 33/14/1991

GHEE HARRIET E. BLANDFORD
Harriet E. Age 75, of 305 Schuyler Ave., Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, September 13, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. Harriet was born in Elmira, daughter of the late Stewart and Florence Ghee. Harriet was a wonderful and caring wife and mother. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Survivors include her husband, Clayton D. Blandford of 58 years; daughters, Florence (Jonnell) McFadden of Olanta, SC, Theresa Blandford and Shawn Blandford, both of Elmira, Maureen (Karen) Blandford of Ithaca, NY, and Torri Blandford of Utica, NY; sons, Clayton D. Blandford Jr. of Elmira, Timothy (Shamina) Blandford of Elmira and Thomas (Denise) Blandford of Ashland, Mass; sister, Frances Slaven of Elmira; brother, Charles Ghee of Rochester, NY; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Harriet was predeceased by her brother, Stewart Ghee Jr. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, September 14, 2006, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 15, at 1 p.m. at the Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Harriet can be made to Multiple Sclerosis Association at P.O. Box 134, Elmira, NY 14902.
 

GILBERT Dorothy J. (Gilbert) Cuer

Age 91 of Federal Road, Lowman died June 30, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband Roland in 2001. She is survived by her Son, Wayne (Martha) Cuer of Lowman, NY; Daughter, Sheila Holton of Elmira, NY; Grandsons, The Rev. Dale (Karen) Cuer of Bethany, NY; Carl (Kristie) Cuer of Darien Center, NY; Loren Humphrey of North Chemung, NY; Roland (Peggy) Humphrey of Horseheads, NY; Seven great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Dorothy was also predeceased by her granddaughter, Melissa Cuer in 2001 and son-in-law, Lewis Holton in 2008 and sister, Gladys Roberts in 1998. Mrs. Cuer was a member of North Chemung United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Chemung County Republican Women and Chemung County Board of Elections. She was a retired home health aide with Chemung County and member of the Chemung County Home Bureau. Dorothy was Past Matron and Secretary of Southern Light Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St, Horseheads on Wed. July 6, 2011 from 1-3:00 and again from 6-7:30 pm Her funeral and committal service will follow there at the funeral home at 7:30 pm. with the Rev. Chip Possee officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of his family.  NOTICE: Officers and members of Excelsior-Southern Light Chapter O.E.S. will gather at the Barber Funeral Home on Wed. July 6 to conduct a memorial service for their departed sister. Expressions of sympathy may also be directed to the North Chemung United Methodist Church 677 Breesport North Chemung Rd., Lowman NY 14861.  Star Gazette – July 2, 2011
 

GILLETTE - MERKES
Cora G. Age 88, of Ball Street, Waverly, died peacefully Sunday, July 10, 2005, at the Tioga Nursing Facility. She was born August 22, 1916 in Lockwood, New York, the daughter of the late Rose Harford and Ward Gillette, and wife of the late James Merkes. Cora was also predeceased by her three brothers, Carl, Leon and Hugh Gillette; and two sisters-in-law, Katherine Gillette and Betty Northrup. Cora worked as a department head at W.T. Grants in Horseheads, NY, and as a homemaker. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Mott, Owego, NY; her four brothers, Lyle (Evelyn) Gillette, Waverly, NY, Ross (Arlene) Gillette, Candor, NY, Ivan (Alberta) Gillette, Mount Joy, PA., and Gene (Catherine) Gillette, Gouchland, VA; a sister-in-law, Joan Gillette, Willseyville, NY; and stepson and daughter-in-law, Keith and Ann Merkes, Elmira, NY; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. At Cora's request, there will be no calling hours. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 14, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, New York, with Pastor Coole from Candor Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may direct memorial contributions in Cora's name to the charity of their choice.

GILLETTE Madyson Rose
Joined the Angels on the day of her birth, Tuesday August 21, 2007. Saddened by her leaving are her loving parents, Melissa Tubbs & Shaun Gillette along with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many family friends. A graveside service will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Earl Barfoot officiating.

HAROLD GLEASON, Age 48 died surrounded by his family, Mr. Gleason was predeceased by his father, Merrill Gleason, and a son Patrick Gleason.  He is survived by his mother, Pauline Borden; his wife Jeanie Gleason; sons, Harold and Matthew Gleason; grandchildren, Jessica Bashore, Austin Gleason, Cody Allen, Kelsey Allen, Brandon Lynn Scott “My Little Buddy”; brothers, Merrill, Wilford and James Gleason, Danny Knapp and Chris Gleason; sisters, Carol Frace, Sharon Ribble, April Gleason and Bonnie Paterson; brothers-in-law, Ken Ribble and Elton Shaw; sister-in-law, Debbie Compton; several nieces and nephews.  Best friends, Marion Haynes girlfriend, Don Kies, Richard VanTrese “My Brother Dick”, Julie Allen and Edward Cratsley.  “Loved by all, missed by many.”  Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, August 14, 2003 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating.  Burial will take place in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Star Gazette.

GLEASON - JOHNSON Mabelle J.
Age 71 of 506 Beecher Street Elmira, NY died on Monday May 28, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mabelle was born June 27, 1936 in Montour Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Lester W. and Cynthia E. Freeman Gleason. She was also pre-deceased by her husband Edward Johnson, her daughter Cindy L. Watts, as well as her sister and brothers Dorothy Collins, Merle Gleason, and Lester Gleason. Mabelle was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister who devoted her life to her family and cherished every moment she spent with them. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her loving children Jack E. Groves; Deborah Clifford of Elmira, NY; Carol A. Sawyer of Painted Post, NY; Kenneth C. Groves of Oneida, NY; Lester W. Groves of Elmira, NY; Norman E. & Virginia Johnson of Elmira, NY; step-daughter and step-son: Arlene Hodge of Spencer, NY and Daniel Johnson; sisters: Betty Maxwell of Gibson, NY and Nellie Smith of Ulysses, PA; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, 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 Thursday May 31, 2007 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Mrs. Johnson's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY.

GOLDSMITH Jeffery T.
Age 36 of Columbus, OH and Greenville, OH, died Saturday evening, September 20, 2008, at his residence in Columbus. Jeffery was born April 10, 1972 in Elmira, NY, to Pamela (Austin) Goldsmith and the late Charles Goldsmith. He was a Highway Safety Specialist. In addition to his father, Jeffery is also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Gladys (Edwards) Goldsmith; and maternal grandfather, Amos Austin. Jeffery is survived his mother, Pamela Goldsmith of Sayre, PA; his soul mate, Charisa Hathaway; daughter, Sytara Hathaway Goldsmith; son, Jacob Goldsmith all of Greenville, OH; maternal grandmother, Geane Eyer of Alachua, FL; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, on Monday, September 29, 2008 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Maranatha Bible Chapel, 774 Sing Sing Road, Horseheads, NY, with Pastor Tom Allen. Jeffery will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY immediately following.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/27/2008

JOHNATHAN R. GOOD age 74 of 610 Mt. Zoar St., Wednesday, January 24, 1968 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital.   Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Kelsie Martin.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Floral tributes gratefully declined.  The family requests donations to the Central Christian Church Memorial Fund.  Survived by wife, Florence; sons, Donald of Penn Yan, Gerald of Elmira; seven grandchildren; several nephews.  He was a member and secretary of the Central Christian Church, member of Union Lodge No. 95 F&AM, Corning Consistory, Veteran of World War I and retired accountant of the Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/24/1968

GOODRICH Floyd M.
Age 65, of Odessa, NY, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 18, 2008. He is survived by his daughters, Marie A. (Donald) Peltier and Patsy (Dave) Dilley, all of Lawrenceville, PA; and ten grandchildren; his mother, Cora Angeline (Goodrich) Hall of the Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY; sister, Anna Mae (Bill) Langley of Aurora, CO, Brothers, Walter E. Goodrich of Middlebury Center, PA, and Lawrence M. Goodrich of Littleton, CO. He is also survived by his loving companion, Sharon Thompson of Montour Falls, NY, and her children, Shannon (Greg) Belanger of Elmira, NY, Shane Ricci of Rochester, NY, and Adam Just of Montour Falls, NY; and special friends, Sandy and Gene Kinney; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Earl Goodrich; grandson, Dustin; and stepfather, Amos Hall. Floyd was very active in the New York State Fireman's Association. He served as Chief of the Odessa Fire Department for 5 years. Floyd served two years in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. He was also a member of the Odessa American Legion. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY, on Friday, August 22, 2008, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, August 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. His funeral service will follow calling hours on Saturday at 12 Noon. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY, with Full Military Honors. Those wishing to remember Floyd may do so through memorials to the Odessa Fire Department, PO Box 132, Odessa, NY 14896.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/20/2008

GOODSELL - Campbell, Dorothy
A longtime resident of the Westside community died, Friday morning, May 16, 2008 at her home in the loving care of her family and Southern Tier Hospice.  At her side were her two daughters, Fern Leopold, Elmira; and Anne Turner, Moore Haven, FL; and her daughter-in-law, Barbara Campbell, Savona.
Also surviving are her sons-in-law, William Leopold and Dale Turner; four grandchildren, John (Liz) Campbell, Sterling, VA; Brian (Christy) Campbell, Clermont, FL; David (Susan) Campbell, Salem, MA; and Carrie Leopold, Elmira; four great grandchildren, Jack, Ellie and Nicholas Campbell and Kaylee Leopold along with nieces, nephews and Dorothy's church family at Westside United Methodist Church where she attended for many years.   Predeceasing her were her parents, Fred & Fern Brooks Goodsell; her loving husband of 43 years, Wesley J. Campbell; a cherished son, John Campbell; three sisters, Julia (Julian "Dude") Stocking, Adele (Bruce) Jefferds, Winifred (Charles Eugene) Davis and a brother, William Goodsell. Remembered by her smile, Dorothy was a warm and caring person. She enjoyed gardening, reading and watching the NY Mets. Dorothy was employed by J.C. Penny for many years in the fabric department first in the original location in downtown and later at the Mall. Very important to her were the many lives she influenced through the Girl Scouts where she was very active. Dorothy always provided a wonderful home for her family and pets.  Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday, May 19, 2008 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. Funeral services for Dorothy will take place on Tuesday at the funeral home (10 a.m.) her pastor, the Reverend Donald Guiles officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at her families convenience.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/18/2008.

GORE GWENDOLYN J. COATES
Gwendolyn J. Age 67, of Lowman, NY, died on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Olean, NY on August 27, 1939 to the late Roland and Grace (Laing) Gore. Gwendolyn was predeceased by her husband, Robert Coates; sons, Joseph, Randy and Bobby Jr. Coates; and brothers, Albert and Jerry Gore. Survivors include her daughter, Rosemarie (Michael) Koloski of Montour Falls; sons, Erin (Yvonne) Coates of Montour Falls and Roland Coates of Erin; sister, Carol (Ted) Phillips of Portville, NY; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 9th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. with Rev. Anne Mowery officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

GOSLINE William E. Jr.
Age 81, formerly a resident of 550 E. Church St., Elmira, died on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, where he resided since May. He was born on December 16, 1926 in Roaring Branch, PA, only son of the late William and Emma Jane (Eden) Gosline Sr. Bill was predeceased by his sisters, Sarah Quinn, Lillian Overacker, Winifred June, Barbara McNutt; and niece, Debra June. He is survived by his sister, Emma Jane (Robert) Tuttle of Austin, TX; brother-in-law, William Overacker of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Bill graduated from Southside High School in 1944 and was a veteran of the US Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was employed as an administrative assistant in the office of the psychiatrist at the Elmira Correctional Facility and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Bill will be remembered as a faithful volunteer of many hours at St. Joseph's Hospital until his declining health forced him to discontinue. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, August 24th from 1 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2008

GOWAN –FERN ARDIS HARDENSTINE.  A long time resident of Elmira's Southside, died peacefully in the care of her family, friends and hospice at her home on Saturday morning, February 2, 2002 at the age of 86. Born on May 27, 1915 in Evergreen, PA Ardis was the daughter of Charles and Maude Robinson Gowan. She married Paul Hardenstine on April 17, 1942. Ardis was a retired schoolteacher having taught in the Elmira City School System for over 24 years until her retirement in 1973. Her earliest days of teaching were in a one room school house in New Era, PA. Ardis was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association. She was a long time member of the Fassett Baptist Church in Fassett, PA. Ardis also taught Sunday School and was active in many local Bible School Classes. Much enjoyment was found at her home, flower gardening, baking, and making crafts. Always a witness, she was happy to serve the Lord. Surviving is her loving husband and friend of 59 years, Paul Hardenstine, her daughter and son-in-law, Arleah and Elwin Fitch of Tucson, AZ; her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Shirley Hardenstine of Athens, PA; grandchildren, David Fitch, Paul Nicholas Hardenstine (Shelley Heerey) and Tammy Lou Benefield; great grandchildren, Jordan, Aaron and Bryan Benefield, Chelsie Hardenstine, Caitlin, Joshua and Rachel Heerey; sisters, Coral "Polly" Ward of Hayward, CA; and Mary Ellen (Richard) Williams of Wyalusing, PA; several nieces and nephews. Ardis was predeceased by her brother Edward Lincoln Gowan and her sister Ruth Mapes. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday February 5, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will take place in the Fassett Baptist Church, Fassett, PA on Wednesday (11AM) with her pastor, the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Committal services will follow the service in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette. (Mrs. Hardenstine was Joyce's first grade teacher at Coldbrook Park School)

GOWIN - BRICKA, Arlie I.
Age 83, of 376 Lattabrook Rd., Horseheads, NY. She was born September 12, 1925 in Durell, PA, daughter of the late Leonard, Sr. and Sadie (Vargason) Gowin, and died Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at Kindred Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, PA after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Albert H. Bricka on January 29, 2008; brothers, Leonard, Jr., Ronald, Donald and Albert; and sister, Louise Kasson. Arlie is survived by her children, Jack Bricka and Carol Collins of Horseheads, Albert (Lorraine) Bricka of Elmira, Constance (John) Mathews of Syracuse, NY and Dale Bricka of Horseheads; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Arlie was a former stock car racer at Chemung Speedrome. She was a member of the Atlantic Women's Racing Assoc., volunteered in the community patterning autistic children, was an avid race fan, seamstress, gardener and a great cook. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, November 29th, from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Rev. Dr. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/27/2008

 

GLOSENGER Kimberly Jo Glosenger

age 40, of Binghamton, N.Y., born March 13, 1973 in Sayre to Steven V. and Susan C. (Hugg) Glosenger, died on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 after fighting a courageous battle with diabetes.  Prior to spending her last days at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, she was so pleased to be able to be at her home with her cat, "Yahtzee."  She is survived by: her loving mother, Sue (Hugg) Glosenger of Binghamton; beloved brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Meghan Glosenger of Albany, N.Y.; maternal grandparents, Gladys and Thomas McLean; paternal grandparents, Marion and A. Carl Glosenger; best friend, Patty Searles of Waverly, N.Y.; godsons, Jeremy Jr. and Mahkya Searles; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends. Kimberly was a faithful member of the Faith Tabernacle Church, graduated from Faith Tabernacle and was a 1991 graduate of the Faith Tabernacle School. She was a M.O.P.S. teacher, as well as a candy striper, at both St. Joseph's Hospital and the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Kimberly was a faithful member of the Faith Tabernacle Church, graduated from Faith Tabernacle and was a 1991 graduate of the Faith Tabernacle School. She was a M.O.P.S. teacher, as well as a candy striper, at both St. Joseph's Hospital and the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Kim was an avid Buffalo Sabres fan with No. 30, Ryan Miller, as her favorite and was also a New York Yankees fan with Derek Jeter, No. 2, as her favorite. She loved all of the Gaither Homecoming Videos and especially loved Mark Lowry, who autographed many videos and photographs. Kimberly was also an accomplished photographer herself. She also loved the ocean and going to her favorite spots, Assateague Island and Chincoteague; she loved white seals and herrings, too.  Kimberly loved to bake and cook and took wonderful care of her former cats, "Butterscotch," "Puff" and "Pepper." Family and friends are invited to gather to celebrate Kimberly's life on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at the Faith Tabernacle Church, 155 Lenox Ave., Horseheads, N.Y., at 10 a.m. The Rev. John Stutzman will officiate.  A luncheon will follow the service. One of Kimberly's final requests was that everyone would feel welcome to celebrate her memory. Those wishing to do so may also donate a dish to pass as you share your memories.  She will be laid to rest privately in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of her family.  Memorial donations may be directed to The Door of Hope, c/o Faith Tabernacle Missions, P.O. Box 2123, Elmira Heights, NY 14903; the Arctic League, P.O. Box 113, Elmira, NY 14902; or to Operation Christmas Child, c/o Big Flats Wesleyan Church, 561 Maple St., Big Flats, NY 14814.  Sayre Morning Times – November 7, 2013  

 

GRANGER – Mrs. Eva L. Kline, age 68, of 2002 Mill St., Millport, NY, died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 23, 1985, at St. Joseph Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Tuesday, from 6-8 PM. Funeral and Committal Services will be held there, on Wednesday, at 1 PM. The Rev. Horace Stoddard will officiate. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. She is survived by daughter, Mrs. John (Rose Anne) LaMent of Elmira; sons, Thomas Granger of Elmira, Ray J. Kline, Jr. of Kernersville, NC; Donald Kline of Millport; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Betty Knickerbocker of Elmira and Mrs. Grace McNeil of Lakeland, FL; 15 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kline was the widow of the late Ray J. Kline, Sr., who died in November of 1974. She attended the Pine City Baptist Church and was an employee of the Colonial Theater.

 

GRANGER – Lois Kelsey, formerly of Flannery Towers, died peacefully at her son’s home in Elmira Heights while under the loving care of her family and Southern Tier Hospice on Saturday morning, October 2, 2004. Born on June 22, 1937, her in Elmira, Lois was the daughter of Edwin C. and Ruth Liddy Granger. She was married to Robert Kelsey Sr. and he predeceased her in 2003. Lois was a homemaker who enjoyed camping, playing Bingo, and caring for her own children as well as those she cared for in the “Fresh Air fund” for many years. Surviving are her children, sherry and Michael Insogna of Elmira, Robert E. Kelsey Jr. of Elmira and his girlfriend, Annette Romeo, and Joseph Kelsey of Elmira Heights; her daughter-in-law, Tina Columbine; sisters, Barbara Greg, Janet Mattison, and Mary Ann Elliott; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving is her friend and loving companion, Robert Costley, and a caring friend, Karen Newton. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Monday, October 11, 2004, from 11 AM to 1 PM. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 PM with the Committal Services to follow in the Gardens at Caywood’s with the Reverend Alex LaDuce officiating. Interment will take place at the families convenience in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. – Elmira Star-Gazette, 9 Oct. 2004, p.3C
 

 

GRANGER RoseAnne LaMent

Of Elmira Heights - Was born August 23, 1936 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Walter C. and Eva (McNeil) Granger, died on Sunday, August 26, 2012, at the AOMC with her family at her side. Her husband, John R. LaMent Jr.; daughter, Cynthia LaMent; granddaughters, Jennifer and Amy LaMent; great-grandson, Nathaniel Stephens; daughter-in-law, Margie (Jackson) LaMent; stepfather, Ray Kline Sr., all predeceased her. She is survived by her loving children, John LaMent, Debbie LaMent, Phyllis (Bruce) Stephens, Darlene LaMent (Donna Hitchcock) and Judy (Rickey) Paul; brothers, Thomas (Sue) Granger, Ray Kline Jr. and Donald (Diana) Kline; special aunt, Olive Kline; brother-in-law, Stephen LaMent; along with 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, many friends and her canine companion, "Teddy". Rose was a dedicated bus driver for the Horseheads School District for many years. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Golden Glow Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and was a member of the Big Flats American Legion. Rose enjoyed bowling, bingo and watching the New York Mets. Most important to Rose was her family, especially her grandkids. Family and friends are invited to gather at Elmira Christian Center, 235 East Miller Street, Elmira on Friday, August 31, 2012, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 5 p.m. Her son-in-law, Rickey Paul, will celebrate Rose's services. Interment will take place in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park at a time convenient to her family.  Star Gazette – August 29, 2012
 

GRANGER VIOLET L. BAUMAN (Butch)
Age 69, of 508 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. She was born January 13, 1938 in Elmira, daughter of the late John E. and Leah (Ames) Granger, and died Friday, April 27, 2007, at home after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Frank Charles Bauman; children, Connie (Terrence) Cogswell of Wellsburg, Dean (Teresa) Bauman of Millport, and Matthew (Pam) Apgar of Erin; nine grandchildren, including special granddaughter, Jenny; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Kelly of Elmira, and Bonnie (Dick) Edwards of VA; along with several nieces and nephews. Violet was a member of the Life Abundance Church. She retired from Barton's Rest Home after 22 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, May 1st, from 6 to 7 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 7 p.m. Rev. Jerry Berbary will officiate. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Violet through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care.

GRASSETTE Ronald W. "Grizzly Ron"
Age 61, of Elmira, died at his home, with his family by his side, on Saturday, November 24, 2007. Ron was born December 25, 1945 in Cambridge, MA, a son of the late Orden C. and Wanda Sleginski Grassette. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sister, Marcia Grassette, mother-in-law, Margaret Cruthers, and granddaughter, Madeline Ames. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Carolyn Cruthers Grassette; daughters and sons-in-law, Jenifer J. and Lance Ames, Robyn R. and Joshua Bennett, all of Elmira; granddaughters, Taylor Ames, Ella and Emilyn Bennett; brothers and sisters-in-law, Orden and Althea Grassette of Sevierville, TN, Robert and Joanne Grassette of Stewartstown, NH; father-in-law, Melvin Cruthers of Newbury, OH, with his wife Bell; step-brother-in-law, William Spencer of Middlefield, OH, with his wife Diane; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Grizzly Ron played semi-pro basketball for a Greek team in Cambridge, MA. He served in Vietnam from 1969 – 1970 with the 101st Airborne Division. Ron was a radio teletype operator and a helicopter machine gun operator. Ron earned a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. He was a retail sales manager for Woolworth's in Richmond Hill, Queens and later for Rockbottom on Long Island. Moving to Elmira he became assistant manager of Pudgie's Northside. His last place of employment was at F.M. Howell. Being born and raised in Massachusetts, Grizzly Ron was an avid Red Sox, Celtic and New England Patriot fan. He was an avid sportsman, enjoyed fishing and looked forward to his Tuesday and Wednesday night pool leagues. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Don Crawford officiating. Interment will take place at 10:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Stephanie and the LPN's at Southern Tier Hospice for their dedication and loving care given to Grizzly Ron.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/26/2007.

GRAY Jack L.
Age 74, of Athens, PA, died Friday, November 23, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family. Jack was born August 18, 1933 in Elmira, New York, the son of the late Margaret Dates and Lehman Gray. Mr. Gray was a veteran of the United States Navy. He retired from Thatcher Glass after 18 years of service there. His greatest joy was his family and especially spending time with grandson, Christopher. He is survived by his daughter, Peggy Gray-Mitchell of Athens, PA; his son, John Gray of Corning, NY; his grandchildren, Christopher, Austin, Nikki, Billy and Makiya; as well as his former wife, Darlene Earl; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY, Tuesday evening, November 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday night with Pastor Fox from the Keystone Baptist Church officiating. Internment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/26/2007.

GRAY - MATHEWS
Jeanne May of 131 Decker Rd., Van Etten, NY, Went home to the arms of Jesus on October 25, 2001. She was a wife and homemaker for husband Daniel for 30 years. She was a mother of nine who faithfully home schooled her children in academics and in the knowledge of the Lord. She tried to live her life and guide her family by the Bible Scripture Isaiah 54:13. She was predeceased by her father, Jack Erwin Gray on January 10, 1985. She is survived by her beloved husband, Daniel Lynn Mathews; mother, Anna Gray of Horseheads, children, Locke Mathews of Willow Creek, CA, Candice Mathews of Long Island, Seth Mathews of Elmira and Vickie, Chancey, Dagmar, Penny, Jasmaine and Amos Mathews, all at home; brothers & sisters, Fritz (Gerald) McGinnis of Horseheads, Gloria (Joseph) Waldron of Horseheads, John (Sandra) Gray of Van Etten, Sam (Kathy) Gray of Elmira Heights, and Sandy (Allen) Clemons of NC. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday from 3-4PM. Mrs. Mathews funeral service will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 4PM. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

GREENWALT - JESSUP, Marguerite E.
Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
Formerly of Crestview Drive, Pine City, NY, was born September 19, 1926 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late William and Violet Mae (Wenzel) Greenwalt, died peacefully on Sunday, December 9, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 81. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Following the visitation, everyone is welcome to join the Jessup family for a celebration of both Harold and Marguerite's lives. Lay Pastor Robert Townson will officiate. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park where Marguerite will be laid to rest with her beloved Harold. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Fund, PO Box 1306, Elmira, NY 14902. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/12/2007.

GRINNELL –MRS. RUTH V. ROBERTS of 6162 N. Lake Road, Bergen, N.Y., formerly of Caledonia, Tuesday, February 28, 1967.  Friends may call at the page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Thursday and Friday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday, 11 a.m., the Rev. Glen W. Dick.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by husband, Harry Roberts; son, Donald; daughter, Donna; brother, Walter Grinnell of Fairport; sister, Mrs. Eleanor Arberth of Perry, N.Y.  She was a member of Southern Light Chapter No. 460, OES.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/2/1967

GROOM Jacqueline L.

Age 51 of Elmira, NY. She was born February 15, 1962 in Elmira daughter of the late Albert and Virginia (Lattimer) Groom and died Tuesday, March 5, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents and 4 Groom sisters. She is survived by her loving life partner Robert Shock, Sr.; children Robert, Jr., Jason and Melissa; grandchildren Niyanni and Nakya; sisters Donna, Dixie, Charlene and Regina along with the Shock family and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, March 14th from 1 to 2 pm. Her memorial service will follow at 2 pm. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.   Star Gazette – March 17, 2013

 

GUISEWHITE Margaretta M. Smiley

Age 90 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday March 5, 2011. Margaretta was born November 8, 1920 in Shunk, PA the daughter of the late Arden and Lena Norton Guisewhite. She married her husband Carlyle A. "Red" Smiley who pre-deceased her on April 12, 1996. Margaretta was also pre-deceased by many of her brothers and sisters. She was a retired employee of C & K Laundry and had worked at Bethany Village. Mrs. Smiley is survived by her sister and brother-in-law: Silva & Walter Adams of Big Flats, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Norman & Jackie Guisewhite of Wheelerville, PA; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Dean Bastion of Odessa, NY and Robert & Ginger Smiley of Rome, PA; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great 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 Thursday March 10, 2011 from 3-5 PM. Mrs. Smiley's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – March 9, 2011
 

GUISEWHITE –THRESSA I. BASTION, 78, Horseheads, NY, died on November 7th, 2002 at her home.  Surviving are her husband, Daniel D. Bastion; children, Daniel & Ann Bastion, William & Sharon; David & Sarah Bastion, Keith & Noel (Lewis) Bastion, Sharon and John Hermans, Diana Bastion, Linda and Jeff Bean, Patricia Young and Holly and Barry Wixson; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many friends; sisters, Margaret Smiley, Sylvia Adams and Shirley Guisewhite; brothers Perry and Norman Guisewhite.  Mrs. Bastion is predeceased by her parents and a brother, George Guisewhite and sister, Frances (Jim) Bryan.  Mrs. Bastion was an avid bowler.  The funeral was held November 12th at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Odessa, NY.  Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY.  Those wishing to remember Mrs. Bastion may do so through memorials to the American Cancer Society, Elmira, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

GUNDERMAN - BARCHET
Inez M. nee: Gunderman Age 85, formerly of Jerusalem Hill Rd., died Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She is survived by her children, sons, Donald (Judy) Barchet, Annville, PA, Douglas (Sylvia) Barchet, Wellsburg, NY; daughters, Joyce (Gene) Stow, Horseheads, and Janice Heeman of Elmira; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois Drake, Lowman, Dorothy Semko, Las Vegas, NV, Joan Roman, Elmira; brother, Harold Gunderman, Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth. She enjoyed spending time with her family, square dancing, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elmira. The family wishes to gratefully thank the 5th floor staff of CCNF for their loving care. At the request of Inez there will be no calling hours or funeral service. She will be buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.

GUNDERMAN - DRAKE, Lois J. "Nan"
Devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.  Age 86 and long time resident of North Chemung, died on Tuesday, May 29, 2007. She was born in the Town of Baldwin, on March 12, 1921 to the late Earl and Jennie (Elston) Gunderman. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Drake in 1983; and is survived by her daughters, Shirley Weiland of North Chemung, NY, Betty (Charles) Thomas of Scottsboro, AL; grandchildren, Laurie (Rick Gibson) Bowman of Woodville, AL, Elizabeth "Betsy" Bowman of Elmira, NY, Shelly (Dave Oldroyd) Weiland of Corning, NY, Scott Weiland of North Chemung, NY; great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Elizabeth Brand, Matthew and Meghan McGonigal, Olivia Kreydatus and Brandon Weiland; great-great-grandchildren, Anthony Brand and Hanna Cronk; brother and sister, Harold (Loretta) Gunderman of Elmira, NY, Joan Roman of Elmira, NY; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by her brothers, Charles, Guy, Earl, Ronald, Glenn, and John Gunderman; sisters, Betty Brown, Dorothy Semko, and Inez Barchet. She was a past member of the Order of Eastern Star, Breesport, Southern Light Chapter O.E.S. Lois also enjoyed reading, painting, playing cards, quilting, and crafting. She enjoyed cooking and baking and above all else she loved the time spent with her family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, June 1, 2007, from 4-7:00 p.m. Her service will take place at the funeral home on Sat., June 2, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Anne Mowery officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In addition to flowers, those wishing to express their sympathy may also do so with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.

GURAL - SMITH, Frances
Age 94, of Jerusalem Hill Road, Elmira, NY. She was born December 2, 1914 in Elmira, daughter of the late John and Mary (Konasiewicz) Gural and died Saturday, August 15, 2009, at home. She was predeceased by her husband, John T. Smith, in 1965; son, Richard W. Smith in 2005; brothers, Joseph and John Gural and is survived by her children, John G. Smith and Patricia Ann Rice, both of Elmira; daughter-in-law, Gayle Smith of Horseheads; sister-in-law, Evelyn Gural of Elmira; grandchildren, Kathleen (Thomas) Collins, Timothy Smith, Jeffrey Smith and David (Lori) Rice; great-grandchildren, Alexis Collins and Jaedyn Dwyer. Mrs. Smith was a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, August 18th, from 12 to 2 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2009 

 

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