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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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PEARSON –RUTH (PEARSON) GREEN of 253 W. 13th St., Elmira Heights, Saturday, January 11, 1992 following an extended illness.  Friends are invited to call Monday at the Barrett Funeral Home 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.  Funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 1 PM.  Burial Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will provide their own flowers.  Contributions may be mad to the UCP House in Horseheads or the Elmira Heights Fire Department in her memory.  Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.  She was predeceased by a son, Staff Sergeant, Kenneth H. Green on January 15, 1961.  She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Harold Green; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Sherry Green of Elmira Heights; daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian and Robert Birdsall of New Winsor, NY, Marilyn and Charles Huff of Schuylerville, NY, Marianne and Arthur Mood of Elmira; foster-daughter, Valerie Howland; a brother, James Pearson of Rochester, NY; sisters, Edith Green of Little River, SC and Bertha Butler of Wellsburg, NY; fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/1992

PEARSON Clarence E. Jr.
Age 84, of Horseheads, NY, died on Friday, August 7, 2009 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was born on May 30, 1925 in Elmira, NY to the late Clarence and Elizabeth (Clemens) Pearson Sr.. Clarence was predeceased by his wife, Grace Pearson in 1992. Survivors include his children, William (Marsha) Pearson of Horseheads, Donna (Arnold) Miller of Horseheads, Jean Andrews of Erin and Mark (Carla) Pearson of Millport; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Clarence was a veteran of the US Army during WWII and he retired from Trayer Products after many years of service. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 12th from 4 to 6 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow there at 6 PM. Interment will be held in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/9/2009

PEARSON Stephanie Formerly of Elmira, NY Age 31, of Corning, NY, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, June 11, 2006. She is survived by her beloved partner, Sarah Muscenski of Corning; mother, Donna Stanton of Elmira; father, William (Marsha) Pearson of Horseheads; brother, Steven (Sandi) Pearson of Jacksonville, FL; sister, Jessica Spradlin of Horseheads; stepbrothers, John (Diane) Roy of Elmira, Richard Roy and Tammy of Dundee, Robert (Jamie) Roy of Ocala, FL; grandfather, Clarence Pearson of Horseheads; dear friend, Steven Grover of Elmira; several nieces and nephews including Erin Pearson, Daniel Pearson, Hannah Spradlin; beloved dogs, "Hollywood", "Toronto" and "Torino". Stephanie was a secretary of United Cerebral Palsy of Chemung County. She graduated from SHS, Class of '92, and from Elmira Business Institute. She loved softball, crafts, photography, her cake, traveling, cleaning, and all sports, but most of all her dogs. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, June 15, 2006, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. with funeral service there at 6:00 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Chemung County Cerebral Palsy. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

PECKENS Leroy (Pete) Age 92, of Breesport, NY, died on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on July 15, 1914, the son of the late Robert and Catherine Peckens. In addition to his parents, his brother, Wilber, and his granddaughter, Tara Bellgraph, preceded him in death. Pete was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Vivian (Wilson) Peckens; five children, Richard (Cindy) Weakland of Corning, NY, Daniel Weakland of Pine Valley, NY, Wendy (Leo) Kawczenski of Sayre, PA, Peter (Janet) Peckens of Elmira, NY, and Melody (Greg) Freeman of Athens, PA; 11 grandchildren, Richard and Allan Kintz, Annie (Bobby) Farina, Jessica Cartagena, Casey, Hallie, Logan and Maren Weakland, Elizabeth Peckens, and Jennifer and Jeffery Freeman; and three great-grandchildren. Pete retired from Kennedy Value after 39 years of service. He was the shop foreman in the brass foundry and machine shop. Pete also served in the U.S. Navy in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during WWII. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, March 15, 2007, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Sharon Hairston will officiate; burial will take place privately in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira.

PEET James S. "Jimbo"
Age 44, of Elmira, died on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. James was a loving Father, Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend. He is survived by daughters, Megan and Katlyn VanHouten of Pine City, NY; parents, William and Glenora Peet Sr.; brothers, Darryl and William Peet Jr. of Elmira, NY; sisters, Shiela (Keith) Stahle of Elmira, NY and Glenda Peet of Erin, NY; several nieces and nephews, April (Jason) Halm of Pine City, NY, Holly (David) Garcia of Albany, NY, Todd (Eileen) Peet of Elmira Heights, NY; and also several great nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend, Maryanne Fieno. Jimbo loved the outdoor life, camping and animals. He especially loved and enjoyed his "guitar" and his friends. He was always willing to help a friend in need and was known to adopt a stray or two. He was loved very much and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him. The family will be present to receive relatives and friends from 4-5 p.m. at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 on Friday, July 24, 2009, where Funeral Services will follow at 5 p.m. with Rev. Dr. David Sullivan. Interment will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY, at 11 a.m. Those wishing to remember Jimbo may do so through contributions to a local charity of one's choice.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/23/2009

PENNER - STEINHILPER Beatrice Lucille, Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Age 86, of Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, joined her loving husband, Carl, in Heaven on Friday, April 11, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. Beatrice (Bea) was born December 5, 1921 in Windber, PA. The daughter of the late Clyde and Dora (Grush) Penner. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl on December 14, 1998; brothers, Charles, Bernard, Howard and Harold; sister, Doris; and children, Carol Ann, and David. Married on March 22, 1944 in Pine City, Carl and Bea celebrated 50 happy and loving years together. Bea operated a family home licensed day care center in her home for many years. She was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church for over 50 years; a member of the Pine City Ladies Auxiliary for over 50 years; a member of Chemung County Ladies Auxiliary, NY Central Ladies Auxiliary and NY State Ladies Auxiliary; Southport Historical Society; Southport Kiwanis Club; Senior Citizens of Wellsburg & Ashland; Brand Park Beautification committee; a volunteer for Meals On Wheels for many years; and a volunteer at Samaritan Center in Elmira. She is survived by her loving family: Gary (Barbara) of Pine City, Gene (Sandra) of Lindley, Bruce (Ann) of San Juan Capistrano, CA; five grandchildren, Paul, Jackie, Keith, Tara and Amy; five great-grandchildren, Danielle, Steven, Amanda, Rebecca, and Meganlynn; brother, Oscar of Wellsburg; sister, Ella (Merle) Huston of Sebring, FL; sister-in-law, Susanne Penner; and many wonderful friends and neighbors. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, April 20, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral and Committal Service to follow, calling hours on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend David Hayes will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. Memorials in Bea's memory may be made to New Beginnings United Methodist Church, Meals on Wheels, or to the Brand Park Beautification. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home. Flowers to be provided by the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/18/2008.

PENNER Edward K. Penner, Sr.

age 68 of the Millerton community died at home Sunday evening, October 20, 2013 surrounded by family. Ed was born in Windber, PA the 28th of December in 1944. He was the son of the late Oscar K. and Bernice (Walker) Penner. Surviving are his sons, Kevin (Star) Penner of Tioga; Edward (Teresa) Penner, Jr. of Mainesburg, PA, Eugene (Sue) Penner of Elmira Heights, and Joe (Linda) Penner of Millerton;11 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Ed held a strong work ethic, working in carpentry and trucking his whole life. He loved to hunt and in the past raced at the former Chemung Speed Drome and the Dundee Raceway. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Thursday, October 24th, 2013 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Funeral and committal services will be held Friday morning at 10:00AM. Graveside services will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Those wishing please make memorials in Edward K. Penner Sr. name to the American Cancer Society. Star Gazette – October 26, 2013

 
PENNER Oscar K.

Age 94, of Southport, NY, died and made his final journey home July 23, 2011. He was born December 23, 1916 in Windber, PA. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Bernice Penner. Beloved father of Larry (Patricia) Penner of Homosassa, FL, Edward Penner, Sr. of Millerton, PA, Donald (Joanne) Penner of Millerton, PA, and Donna Ayers of Southport, NY; also nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Oscar proudly served in the United States Army and Air Force during WWII and retired from American LaFrance Corporation after 30 years of service. He enjoyed working in his garden and bowling. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate; followed by graveside service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – July 25, 2011
 
 

PEROSKI  Charles Age 85, of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, September 29, 2005, surrounded by his family at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was the son of the late Louis and Catherine (Lamar) Peroski. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Clara Peroski; daughters, Mary (Larry) Houseknecht of Florence, SC, and Cecelia Marie (John) Laub of Erieville, NY; grandchildren, Laurie (Brock) Greenlaw, Mark (Cyndi) Houseknecht, Dana Houseknecht, Jacqueline (Joey) Stokes, Theresa Marie (Eric) Givens, Marybeth Lord; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Anna Leasure; brother, Stephen Peroski, both of Sheffield, PA; also brother, Joseph "Joey" Peroski of Germany. Charles was a United States Army Air Corp veteran of World War II, a former member of the V.F.W., founder and member of the Triple Cities Cloggers, member of the Twin Tiers Square Dance group for 20 years, an avid fisherman, a Giants football fan, and enjoyed gardening & traveling. He also was a member of the Big Elm Rod & Gun Club, the Seniors Softball League, and enjoyed playing the harmonica. Charles retired from the Hilliard Corporation after 42 years of service and was a communicant of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, October 2, 2005, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Panikhyda will be held at 7 p.m. Panikhyda will continue at the funeral home on Monday, October 3rd at 9:30 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. Rev. Vasile Godenciuc, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice

 

PERRY BARBARA L FRAWLEY
Barbara L. Age 29 went to be with God on Monday December 18, 2006 very unexpectedly. Barbara was born February 21, 1977 in Elmira, NY. She was pre-deceased by several grandparents, great grandparents, and her aunt Cindy Watts. Barbara is survived by her husband Douglas Frawley; her children: Kayla Russell, Nicole Russell, Christopher Russell, Zachary Frawley, and Brandon Frawley; significant other: Timothy Rorick and his children Sean Rorick and Xavier Rorick; mother: Deborah Clifford; fathers: James Perry III, Marvin Pitsley, and Peter Clifford Jr.; mother-in-law: Violet Frawley; grandmother: Mabelle Johnson; sisters; Heidi (Steven) Willis, Peggy Sawyer, Joyce Sawyer, Jamie (Steven) Bell Sr., and Emma Perry; brothers: Andrew, Gregory, Patrick, Charles, Justin, and James IV; several aunts and uncles including Carol, Norman, Lester, and Kenneth; cousins: Billie Jo (Anthony) Gleason and their four children and Mike & Tanya Fields Jr.; several nieces, nephews; cousins; and other extended family and several friends. Barbara's Funeral Services will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday December 21, 2006 at 11 AM, with Deacon George J. Welch officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family.

 

PERRY - MRS. EFFIE D. WARNER (SRGP 78456)
 Mrs. Effie D. Warner, 73, 208 Fletcher St., Horseheads, NY died Sunday, October 28, 1973. Surviving are four sons, Barney and Richard Hart both of Horseheads, James Hart of Columbia Cross Roads, Clifford Hart of Coopers Plains, NY; a daughter Mrs. Teresa Rought of Horseheads; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the VanBuskirk-Lunds Funeral Home in Horseheads on Wednesday at 1:00 pm, with Rev. Thomas Moore officiating.  Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY.
 

PERSONIUS Evelyn E. Myers

96, formerly of Elmira, died late Tuesday evening (May 15, 2012) at the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath. Born in Elmira on Aug. 20, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth White Personius. She was married to William Myers, who predeceased her on Dec. 27, 1981. Besides her parents and husband she was also predeceased by her son, Walter Myers; her two grandsons, John and James Myers; her three sisters, Gladys, Florence and Virginia; also her brother-in-law, Philip Rossi III. Her family includes her son, George William (Mary Anne) Myers of San Antonio, TX; her three grandsons, James (Wendy) Myers of Tennessee, Tom (Cathy) Myers and Terry (Sharon) Myers of Colorado; her four great-grandchildren; her sister, Betty Rossi of Bath; also several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in her memory at 11 a.m. Tuesday (May 22) at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Elmira, with Pastor Bill McFeaters of Avoca officiating. Arrangements are with the Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca.  Star Gazette – May 20, 2012
 

PETERS Fred

Age 69, of Millerton, Pennsylvania, died on Thursday, January 24, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on February 17, 1932 in Bath, NY to the late Rex and Celia Peters. Fred was predeceased by his wife Patricia in 1990 and his two sisters Adeline and Caroline. Survivors include his daughters, Rose Peters, Michaela Brockway and Caroline Blake all of Millerton, PA; brothers, Daniel Peters and Rex Peters of Geneva, NY; sisters, Ann Harkness of Pine Valley, NY and Ruth Drislan of Mylan, PA; 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 27th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 28th at 11 AM at the funeral home, with Reverend Richard Hack officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 

PETERSON Ethel M. Hooker
A longtime resident of Morrowfield St. in Elmira, died peacefully following a long full life at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 102. Born on November 25, 1907 in Schenectady, NY, daughter of the late Peter C. & Mary Rebecca Schofield Peterson. Ethel was a vibrant fun loving lady who enjoyed caring for her home. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Surviving is her loving family, son, Kenneth (Patricia) Hooker, Hummelstown, PA; grandchildren, David (Sandra) Kuster, Horseheads; Linda (Raliegh) Parrott, IL; Mark Hooker, CA; Diane (Bill) Bird, Harrisburg, PA; Rebecca Kreiner, Harrisburg, PA; Brenda Ingraham, Harrisburg, PA; Stephen (Charlotte) Kuster, IL; Zachary (Coleen) Hooker, CA; Bruce Kuster, TN; eighteen great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and cousins. In addition to her parents, Ethel was predeceased by her husband, Clifford Hooker in November, 1994 and her daughter, Dorothy Weir in July, 1993. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Saturday morning, October 30, 2010 from 9 - 10 a.m. Funeral Services will follow at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Joseph Cotner officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Ethel's family wishes to thank the physicians and nursing staff 2nd floor at the Chemung County Nursing facility for the wonderful care they provided Ethel. May God Bless Each of you. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 28, 2010
 

PETERSON Richard H. "Dick" Peterson

A longtime resident of the Gillett community, died Saturday May 21, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor, E. Troy, PA following declining health at the age of 76. Born on October 30, 1934 in Elmira, Dick was the son of, Archie L. & Catherine E. Hartman Peterson. He was employed for many years by Steve Acuto Pontiac as the parts manager until his retirement. Among his many interests were auto racing and collecting, gardening, woodworking and providing for his loving family who survive. Wife and companion for 50 years, Jacquelyn "Jackie" Peterson; daughter, Brenda (Michael) Smith, Gillett, PA; son, Kevin (Terra) Peterson, Painted Post; five grandchildren, Amanda, Kellie, Samantha, Sarah and Brandon; 3 great grandchildren; mother, Catherine E. Hartman Peterson, Gillett, PA; sisters, Phylis Sasenbury, Elmira; Judy (Scott) Ameigh, Gillett, PA; Dick's twin brother, Robert (Susan) Peterson, Beaver, PA; brother, Nils (Maureen) Peterson, Troy, PA; sister-in-law, Sandy Reynolds, NC; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, Dick was predeceased by his brother, Ken Peterson. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport, on Thursday May 26, 2011 between the hours of 5-7 pm. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 pm. Burial will take place at the family's convenience in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Star Gazette – May 23, 2011
 

PETERSON  Thomas L. "Pete" Age 87, of Horseheads, NY, died Thursday night, August 18, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY, surrounded by his loving family. Thomas was born May 1, 1918 in the Town of Corning, NY, the son of the late Giles and Lenora Howard Peterson. He was a veteran of WWII with the US Army. He retired from Westinghouse Corp. in Horseheads with over 31 years of service. Preceding him in death were his wife of 63 years, Gladys W. Peterson, on May 31, 2005; brothers, Delos and Clifford Peterson. He is survived by his sons, Gary (Pamela) Peterson of Rochester, NY, Scott (Kathy) Peterson of Falcon, CO; daughters, Kathy (Michael) Adam of Horseheads, NY, and Joan Peterson of Horseheads, NY; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Goodwin of Van Etten, NY, Marlene Charron of Elmira, NY, and Beverly Stevens of Horseheads, NY; brother, Howard Peterson of Martinez, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends will be received at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, on Sunday, August 21, 2005, from 3-6 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Patrick Holder. Full Military Honors will be accorded immediately following. Interment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Tom may do so with memorials to the Oakwood United Methodist Church Memorial Fund and/or their Bell Choir, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903.

 

JOHN G. PETTENGILL, 76, 418 Balsam St. Monday, Jan. 15, 1945.  Survived by wife, Myrtle; sons, Mark L. of South Renova, Pa.; John G. Jr., and Edward, both of Elmira; Willard L. of Morrison, Va.; three grandchildren.  Body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home and will be taken to the family home Tuesday evening.  Funeral there Thursday 2 p.m. Rev. C. Wellington Hardy.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/15/1945
 

PETERSON Lewis Peterson

Age 88 of Elmira, NY, formerly of Pageland, SC. He was born May 11, 1922 in Dryden, NY, son of the late John and Mary (Gibbons) Peterson and died Monday, January 10, 2011. He was predeceased by his loving wife Esther Clark Peterson on October 29, 2004, whom he dearly missed and spoke of often until his passing. Lewis is survived by his daughter and caregiver Nina Byford of Elmira. He retired after 30 years as a machinist in Pageland, SC and then moved to Elmira to be with his daughter Nina. From 1937 to 1938 he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, working in the Southern Tier. He was a lifetime member of the Horseheads Moose Club. Private services were held at the convenience of his family. He was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Monday, January 17th. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – January 18, 2011
 

PFEIFER Frank Pfeifer
Age 88, and formerly of Watercure Hill Rd. of Elmira, went home to be with the Lord Thurs. Oct. 7, 2010 after an extended illness. Frank was born in Elmira Oct. 11, 1921, a son to the late Louis and Caroline (Kulik) Pfeifer. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia in 2004; and grandson, Matthew Pfeifer in 2002. He is survived by his sons and daughters, Janet Card of Gillett, PA, Richard Pfeifer of Elmira, NY, Frank (Marlea) Pfeifer, Jr., of Little Rock, AR, Helen (Dennis) Fletcher of Comstock, NY, David (Esther) Pfeifer of Glendale, CA, Maryanne Perry of Lowman, NY; grandchildren, Brent (Bonnie) Carl, Michael (Wendy) Carl, Tim (Gretel) Pfeifer, Dan (Lisa) Pfeifer, Steve (Tammy) Pfeifer, Shawn Fletcher-Rich, Brandon (Kim) Fletcher, Joshua (Lauren) Pfeifer, Sarah Pfeifer, Megaen Ellis, little buddy Charlie; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Havens of Virginia Beach, VA. Frank was a longtime farmer in the area and also worked for Cummings and Bricker in Batavia, NY selling farm equipment. He loved traveling both with his job and family. He was also a member of the Breesport Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sat. Oct. 9, 2010 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. His service will follow there at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. with burial service to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 8, 2010

PHELAN - METTLER Paula I.
Age 62 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday April 18, 2008 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. Paula was born in Queens, NY on November 19, 1945 the daughter of the late Paul Edward Phelan and Mary Ann Skiladany Phelan. Paula is survived by her loving and devoted husband Douglas Albert Mettler; daughter: Christina M. Butler & Frank Todzia of Baldwinsville, NY; sons and daughter-in-law: Robert P. Butler of Springfield, Ohio and Andre P. & Tina Phelan of Watertown, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Maria & Alan Benedict of Eastchester, NY; brother: Michael Phelan of Garrison, NY; step-sons and their wives: Mark D. (Diane) Mettler of Dallas, PA, Gregg D. (Margo) Mettler of Quakertown, PA, and Shawn T. (Barbara) Mettler of Stroudsburg, PA; 18 grandchildren; 2 nieces, 3 nephews, several cousins, and a host of caring friends. Mrs. Mettler was a graduate of Queens Vocational High School in Queens, NY. Paula worked for AT & T until she retired in April 1990. Mrs. Mettler wanted to add "what a great life she had, and the reason being, her marriage to Douglas A. Mettler. The many years spent with him opened her eyes; that there could be a person or persons in this world whom could be so compassionate and considerate." During all the trials and tribulations which arose in their marriage, Doug was always there to care for Paula. With such dedication she always said "how lucky she was." At Mrs. Mettler's request there will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/20/2008.

PHILLIPS Harold T. Age 85, of Naples, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, in Naples, FL. Harold was born in Benton Circle, NY, the son of the late William B and Ethel Hartwell Phillips. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Gerow Croft Phillips; daughters, Linda (Howard) Rice of Cornelius, OR, Joyce (Barry) Good of Halifax, PA; son, David (Peggy) Phillips of San Marcos, TX; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren; sister, Doris Romig of Penn Yan, NY; also survived by step-children, Maxine Monsour of Aurora, CO, Nancy De Furio of Naples, FL, Winn and Kathie Croft of Clintonville, WI; 11 step grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. His first wife, Mary Emerson Phillips; three brothers; and two sisters, predeceased Harold. He was a graduate of Alfred University, a 50-year plus member of the Southside Baptist Church, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Elmira, NY and Local #267, Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union. Harold was a Plumber, employed by Van Patten Plumbing & Heating of Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Friday, June 17, 2005, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend David Daniels will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL, 34105-3847, envelopes are available at the funeral home.

PHILLIPS, David T. Age 53, of 1065 Davis St., Friday, November 23, 1973, following an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services at the funeral home Monday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Richard Murphy officiating. Burial Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Full military honors will be accorded at the graveside. Survived by wife, Mrs. Nataline (Nellie Santucci) Phillips; sons, Edward, Duane, David, Daniel, James, Michael, Theodore and Thomas, all of Elmira; daughters, Delores, Eleanor, Rosemarie, all at home; mother, Mrs. Rose Phillips of Dushore, Pa.; two grandchildren; brothers, Duane J. Phillips and Darrell R. Phillips, both of Elmira; Donald R. Phillips of Sullivanville; several nieces and nephews. He was a carpet installer for Peterson’s Furniture Store; veteran of World War II, having served as a member of the 509 Airborne Division. He was a member of the Clarence R. Oliver Post American Legion No. 154.

PHILLIPS Marjorie H
LOVELL Marjorie H. Age 72, of Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY, formerly of Pine City, NY. She is survived by her husband, John M. Lovell; daughters, Alice (Andrew) Newell of Elmira, NY, and Clara (Kevin) Taylor of Pine City, NY; son, John M. Lovell III of Elmira; grandchildren, Jesse, Melissa, Heather and Abbey; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Edward Phillips of Florida. Her brother, Robert Phillips of Bentley Creek; and grandson, Andy Newell, predeceased Marjorie. She was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, Elmira, NY. Marjorie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., with Funeral and Committal service there at 6:30 p.m. Burial will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Wednesday at 12:00 noon.

PICKERING Frank A. Age 86, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Frank was born January 20, 1919 in Elmira, son of Frank and Myrtle Hodge Pickering, Sr. Frank was a true athlete and participated in all sports, and was a lifelong Yankee fan. He served in the US Coast Guard during WWII in the Pacific Theatre, and was retired from Bendix Corp. after 39 years of service. Upon his retirement, he worked for the Elmira Heights School District bus garage as a driver and an aide. His memberships included the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154 and the Elmwood Baptist Church. Frank was a participant in the Sr. Olympic Games in Elmira, and all during his life he enjoyed bowling, softball and fishing. Surviving Frank are his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Sylvia Pickering of Maryland; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Alan Ramsay of Elmira; daughter-in-law, Robin Pickering of Elmira Heights; brothers, Lloyd Pickering of Elmira, Harry (Margaret) Pickering of Horseheads, Claire Pickering of Millport; a sister, Lenora Kirouac of Oregon; grandchildren, Michael (Heidi) Storch of Elmira Heights, Tammy (Tim) Sweeney of Elmira, Jeffrey (Sherry) Storch of Elmira Heights, Jennifer (Jeff) Woodworth of Elmira Heights, Brian Pickering of Elmira, Steven Pickering III, Stephanie Pickering of Elmira Heights, Michael Pickering of CA; eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Hgts, on Monday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. The funeral service will be at the funeral home at the conclusion of the visitation (12 Noon), with Rev. Daniel Pickering officiating. The committal service will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorials in the name of Frank A. Pickering Jr. may be directed to S.T. Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or the Thomas A. Edison Booster Club, c/o Debbie Palmer, Business Office, 100 Robinwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Frank A. Pickering Jr. was a very soft spoken, gentle, man and will be greatly missed.

 

PICKETT Ruby L. (Pickett) Traver

Age 91, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on August 16, 2013 at the Englewood Health & Rehab Center in Englewood, Florida. Ruby was born on July 11, 1922 in Lawton, PA, daughter of the late Howard and Ruth (Younker) Pickett. Ruby is survived by her daughter, Loraine (Matthew Sr.) Castle; son, Ronald (Anita) Traver; sister, Joan VanCise; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Ruby was predeceased by her daughter, Evelyn Draht, son John Traver, brothers, Carlton and Harold Pickett, sister, Alice Decker. A private graveside service will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted with the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – September 25, 2013   

 

NEAL C. PIDCOE age 50 of 303 West Ave., Elmira, NY, Friday, April 25, 1986 at home, following an extended illness.  Friends are invited to call at the Thomas M. McInery Funeral Home, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held there, Tuesday at 11 am.  The Rev. Francis Mathers will officiate.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by wife, Gladys; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Clair Benton, with their daughter, Stephanie; daughter, Susan Pidcoe with her daughter, Alicia; son, Ricky Pidcoe; step-daughter, Yvonne Gulich with her children, John and Kathleen; step-son, Robert Gulich with his sons, Joshua and Jeremy; Step-son, Ronald Gulich with his son, Ryan all of Elmira; step-son, Gary Gulich of Fort Ord, CA; step-daughter, Rose Ann Feldman of Massachusetts; brother, Richard Pidcoe of South Carolina; aunt, Edna Pidcoe of Williamsport, PA; several cousins.  Neal was employed for over 20 years at Hilliard Corp. and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/1986

 

PIERSON Jessica Y. Pierson

Age 19, of Elmira died Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jessica was born November 30, 1993 in Elmira the daughter of Dorene (Walmsley) Pierson Burley and Ricky Pierson. She attended Southside High School. Jessica was a partial liver recipient receiving her donation from her mother Dorene. She was the youngest in New York State to receive a partial side-by-side liver transplant at the time. Jessica loved to read, enjoyed watching Sponge Bob, Family Guy and also liked to watch movies. Survivors include her mother and step-father, Dorene & Todd Burley; her father, Ricky Pierson; sisters, Megan & Eric Brooks and Morgan Pierson all of Elmira; maternal grandmother, Betty Smith of North Carolina; paternal grandparents David & June Pierson of Elmira; two nieces, one nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather Donald Walmsley. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 11 AM to 12 PM at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main St. Wellsburg, NY. Her funeral and committal will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12 PM. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Star Gazette – September 24, 2013

 

PIPP Carlton C.
Age 90 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday June 16, 2007. Carlton was a veteran of WW II serving his country with the US Army as a Guard For The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier. Mr. Pipp was a retired truck driver for Penn Yan Express and member of Teamsters Union Local #529. It was Mr. Pipp's wish that there be no calling hours. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Pipp. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.

POLOVICK Stephen Jr.
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather - Was born November 24, 1925 in Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse, NY at the age of 83. His beloved mother, Katherine Biliczyc Polovick, predeceased him. Stephen is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Dolores (Ellison) Polovick; much-loved children and their spouses, Kevin and Linda Polovick of Ridgebury, PA, Stephan and Deborah Polovick of Pine City, NY, Douglas and Robin Polovick of Remsen, NY, Elizabeth and John Hill Jr. of Truxton, NY; seven adored grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren; brother, Tom Polovick of West Elmira, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Stephen was a faithful member of the Oakwood Avenue United Methodist Church for 56 years. He was a veteran of the US Navy, proudly serving his country from 1944 to 1946. He was employed for 40 plus years by the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, later retiring from Conrail Railroad in Elmira as General Foreman. After his retirement, Stephen and Dolores moved to Florida where they enjoyed there retirement and spending time with each other. Throughout his life, Stephen always provided for his family and made sure each of his children and other family members were "set up" with a home they could call their own. He built many homes for his family and a beautiful cottage on Seneca Lake where he spent many hours with family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY, on Friday, December 12, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. The Reverend Patrick Holder will celebrate Stephen's services. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park where the Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad will accord Mr. Polovick Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Hospice at the VA Medical Center, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210; or to the Oakwood Avenue United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903 in his memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/11/2008

POPOWSKI - DALTON
Charlotte (Popowski) died suddenly at home on Friday, January 12, 2007, in Houston, Texas. She was born in Kane, PA, on August 8, 1931. Charlotte was a longtime resident of Elmira and Horseheads, NY. She retired from Thatcher Glass Co. and Macy's Corp. and was an active member of several activities at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Church in Houston, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Cecilia Popowski; brother, Henry; and her oldest daughter, Christine Dalton Moheb. Charlotte is survived by daughters, Carol Walsh of Honeoye Falls, NY, Cathy Spencer of Albuquerque, NM, Charlene Allred and Cindy Henley of Houston, TX; and son, Corey Dalton of Winchester, VA; sister, Helen Gallagher and husband, Bob; cousin, Stephanie Anuskiewicz; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Brookside Cypress Creek Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Funeral services were held on January 17, 2007 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Interment followed at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Charlotte's name.

PORTER Charles D.
09 Jan. 1955 - 02 Jan 2003
One week shy of his 48th birthday, died at his home in Meridian, MS with family members at his bedside from prostate/bone cancer. Chuck was born in the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, the sixth of nine children born to Gillett, PA couple, Warren LeRoy Porter and Esther Louise Coddington. He married Bonnie Elizabeth Buchanan, only child of Marcus Buchanan and Cleone Fields, on 06 Feb 1974 in Gillett, at the home of Cleone's parents, Allen and Alice Fields. Bonnie was previously married and had a son (Thomas Edward), whom Chuck would later adopt. After their marriage, Chuck enlisted into the Air Force and was stationed at Vandenburg Air Force Base in Lompoc, CA. He had lived in West Burlington, NY, Schuyler Lake, NY, Austinville, PA, Chemung, NY and Collinsville, MS. He was the family's mechanic, a career for which he studied in high school B.O.C.E.S. and the military. His kids and grandkids were Chuck's life. He laughed with them, he cried with them. He taught them right from wrong, all the while learning from them. He gave respect when due and expected the same in return. He could make you laugh, not only at his jokes and gestures, but at yourself as well. He loved the great outdoors and devoured the beauty nature had to offer. He worked hard for what he had, his dealings were fair and his family came first. He enjoyed his life, living each day to its' fullest. He was predeceased by his father on 03 Jan 1968, his mother on 20 Jun 1990, his sisters Christine on 13 Sep 1954 and Loretta on 05 Nov 1986. He had hoped he wouldn't die on the anniversary of our father's death or on his own birthday. His surviving family include: Bonnie, wife of nearly 29 years of Meridian; son, Thomas Porter, of Elmira; daughters: Sylina Taskey, Tanya Garrett and Shavon King, all of MS; grandchildren: Veronika Porter of Elmira, NY, Kaylyn Porter of Athens, PA, Scotty, Dominic and Stephanie Taskey, Austin and Dalton Garrett; Zachery and Kody Wilkerson, all of the Meridian area. His surviving siblings were: sisters, Connie Wells of Elmira, NY, Dolly Chotkowski of Gillett, PA, and Deanna Tice of New Berlin, NY; brothers, Dick Porter of Elmira, NY, Howard Porter of Oceanside, CA (died 02 Dee 2005), and Ronald Porter of Roanoke, VA; sister-in-law LoriBeth Porter of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-Iaws, Bob Fowler of Elmira, NY (died 01 Mar 2009) and Carl Tice of New Berlin, NY. Also surviving are nieces and nephews: Penny, Patty, Beth and Warren (Connie's kids); Ricky, Joshua and Latney (Dick's boys); Malissa and Susan Howard's girls); Tammy, Chrissy and Brenda (Dolly's girls); Colleen and Kim (Loretta's girls), and Sandi, Ryan and Erica (Deanna's kids); and several great-nieces and nephews and cousins. It was Chuck's wish that he be cremated and his ashes be placed in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira. He will be buried on the lot of Bonnie's parents. This is also where Bonnie wishes to be laid to rest when her time arrives, even though she has since remarried. We all love and miss you very much. Rest in peace. Until we meet again, "Mr. P."- Elmira Star Gazette, July 9, 2010

PORTER -  MILLER
Iona E. Age 94, died Saturday, October 16, 2004, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, formerly of the Villa Serene. Iona is survived by daughter, Wanda Fanelli, Horseheads; son, Daryl A. Miller, Burlington, PA; 18 Grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Inza Cram, Arlington, TX; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, John in 1968; daughters, Dolores Palmer and Gail Rosekrans; and son, Duane Miller. Iona was a member of the Lake St. Presbyterian Church and retired from the Elmira Association of the Blind, where she was a supervisor and taught sewing. Those wishing may make a donation in Iona's Memory to the Chemung County Nursing Facility (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Tuesday, October 19, 2004, from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Rev. W. David Ashby, officiating. Burial immediately following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Elmira.

PORTER Leland Earl
Age 84 formerly of Horseheads, NY died and Saviour on Sunday February 10, 2008. Mr. Porter was born September 8, 1923 in Elmira, NY the son of the late John E. and Iva H. Doland Porter. He was a Veteran of WW II serving his country with The U.S. Navy. Leland married his wife, Elouise Ruth Twist Porter, on July 4, 1944 and they celebrated their 61st Wedding Anniversary prior to Elouise passing away on December 27, 2005. He was also pre-deceased by his parents and nine brothers and sisters. Leland and his wife were avid square dancers for over 20 years. Mr. Porter was a charter member of The Calvary Baptist Church in Horseheads, NY and served on The Board of Trustees for many years. Leland was a retired employee of Bendix Corp. in Elmira Heights, NY. Mr. Porter is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Ronald D. & Sara Jane Porter of Pine Grove Mills, PA; grandchildren: David & Diane Porter of Gloucester, VA, Andrew Porter and Stephen Porter both of State College, PA; great granddaughter: Breanne Porter of Gloucester, VA; sister-in-law: Joan Twist of Roaring Branch, 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 Saturday February 16, 2008 from 1-3 PM. Mr. Porter's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Richard Curtis officiating. Leland will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Elouise in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Porter through memorials to The Calvary Baptist Church Missionary Fund 209 Gardner Road Horseheads, NY 14845.

POTRZEBOWSKI TROY LANNING, Age 12, of Dubois St., Elmira, NY, died on Friday, April 25, 2008, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle against Mitochondrial Disease. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, April 29, from 5 p.m. -8 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be private. Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Rev. Rick Farrell will officiate. Flowers are welcome or those wishing may make memorials to the Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, 8085 Saltsburg Rd., Suite 201, Pittsburg, PA 15239. Troy is survived by his loving parents, Jeremy and Michele Potrzebowski of Elmira; paternal grandparents, Mema and papa James and Patricia Potrzebowski of Lowman, NY; maternal grandparents, Nana and papa Carolyn and Richard Westrick of Elmira; aunts and uncles, Christopher and Krista Putney with family of Pine City, NY, Kimberly Westrick and Shawn Elston of Elmira, Jenifier and Ian Lampman of NC, James and Belinda Potrzebowski of Gillett, PA; great-grandmother, Mari Gullo and all his loving cousins and many friends at Pine City School, were he was a student. The family would like to thank Dr. Mary Muse for wonderful care given to Troy. His monkey butt will be dearly missed.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/27/2008 - 4/28/2008.

POST Donald M. Sr. Of Fernwood Ave., Elmira, died peacefully with his loving wife at his side at the Veterans Hospital in Bath on Thursday evening, June 2, 2005, at the age of 59. Don is able to rest peacefully after an extended illness. Born on May 27, 1946, Don was the son of Donald F. and Isabell Eckert Post. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was employed by F. M. Howell Co. until his illness. Don married Teresa Carpenter on October 8, 1966 at the Southside Baptist Church. Together they have spent many cherished years raising a loving family, which survive: his wife and companion, Teresa Carpenter Post; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald M. Jr. and Julie Post, Elmira; a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Bill Stanley, Wellsburg; grandchildren, Chelsey and Nicholas Post, Billy, Tommy and John Stanley; a special uncle and aunt, Edward and Dorothy Post; along with many family friends. Don's many interest included driving his own race cars at the Chemung Speedrome. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and camping. He was also a life member and commissioner of the Golden Glow Fire Dept. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald F. Post and Isabel Post Smith. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Monday, June 6, 2005, between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. Graveside services will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Guard will accord Mr. Post full Military Honors. We would like to thank those friends, family members and Healthcare Providers who have made Don so
comfortable during his long illness. God Bless Each of You.

POTTER David B. Sr.
Retired Deputy Chief, Elmira Fire Department
Age 90, formerly of Luce Street and Woodbrook Adult Home, Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira after a brief illness. David was born October 1, 1916 in Towanda, PA, son of the late Bernard and Dora (Simpson) Potter. David served our country in the United States Navy during WWII, the Korean Conflict and the Naval Reserves for a total of thirty years. He was named Outstanding Naval Reservist in 1963. He was the Deputy Chief of the Towanda, PA, Fire Dept., later moving to Elmira and moving up through the ranks to become a Deputy Chief of the Elmira Fire Dept. David was honored as Fireman of the Year by B'Nai B'rith in 1963. David also worked in maintenance for the Berger and Sherin Textile Company (Silk Mill) in Elmira, along with working in housekeeping at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. He also worked as a security officer for St. Joseph's Hospital. David was a devoted husband and father. He will be deeply missed. David was predeceased by his loving wife, Helen (Ferrell) Potter in 2004. He was also predeceased by his stepmother, Augusta Potter; and sisters, Ann Smith and Gladys Lewis. Survivors include his sons, David B. Jr. (Jean) of Pine City, Donald (Phyllis) of Elmira, Stewart (Ann) of Watkins Glen, NY, Stanley (Dolores) of Elmira, and Timothy (Sandra) of Elmira; grandchildren, David (Janice) Potter, Betsy Potter, Thomas (Peggysue) Potter, Amy (Ed) Browning, Mary (Liam) Lohmuller, Ronda Cady, James (Julie) Potter, Brenda (Russell) Robinson, Craig (Rebecca) Potter, Roy, Daniel, Randy "Joe" and Byron Potter, Melissa (Hugh) Dabney, Tiffany (Scott) Hmiel, Timothy Potter II (David Sowersby); and step granddaughter, Jillian Zimmerman; 22 great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Phillip (Dorothy) Potter; devoted former daughter-in-law, Susan Potter; special friend and caregiver, Nancy Isaacs. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, May 14, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home at 1004 Lake St., Elmira. A Prayer service will be held there on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St, Mary's Church with Rev. Richard Farrell officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Full Military Honors.

PRATT - COWL
Florence G. (Pratt) Age 82 of Watercure Hill Road Elmira, NY has gone to be with her Lord and beloved husband James on Tuesday August 30, 2005. Florence was born April 9, 1923 in Millport, NY the daughter of the late William and Genevieve O'Donahue Pratt. She married her husband James H. Cowl who pre-deceased her on June 12, 1978. Florence is also pre-deceased by her brothers Earl, James, Eugene, Robert, William, John, Ronald, and Charles Pratt and by her sister Bernardine VanAlstine. Mrs. Cowl is survived by her loving children: Linda (Richard) Howard of Erin, NY; Sandra Sumers of Horseheads, NY; Genevieve "Ginger" (James) Austin-Cowan of Horseheads, NY; Richard (Brenda) Cowl of Elmira, NY; James (Billie-Jo) Cowl of Elmira, NY; Charles (Nancy) Cowl of Horseheads, NY; Melinda Cowl of Elmira Heights, NY; Bruce (Lori) Cowl of Horseheads, NY; Brian Cowl of Elmira Heights, NY; and Angela Holden of Virginia. Florence is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren; sisters: Cora Lee Matosky of Elmira Heights, NY and Mary Lou DeLooza of Penn Yan, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Florence and her husband had a foster home on Watercure Hill Road and provided tender loving care to over 500 foster children. Florence has left a legacy of love and caring for children that lives on in her children. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday September 1, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mrs. Cowl's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday September 2, 2005 at 10 AM with the Rev. M. Mari Rockwell officiating. Florence will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband James in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY.

GERALD B. PRITCHARD Age 90, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Elcor Health Services. Gerald was born June 23, 1914 in Elmira, NY, son of Ernest D. and Rena Fuller Pritchard. He was a 1932 graduate of EFA, and served in the US Army during WWII. Gerald married Dorothy E. Harter, the girl next door, December 21, 1935, and spent 67 wonderful years together. She predeceased him in December of 2002. Gerald was retired from the Elmira City Chamberlain's Office after over 30 years of faithful service. He then was employed for five years in the Arnot Hospital business office. Gerald was a lifetime member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, and with his talented baritone voice, sang in the choir for many years. His other interests included volunteering for many years at the Steele Memorial Library, and delivering Meals on Wheels. Always known as a quiet, kind, gentleman, many people knew him as the gardener that tended to the huge bed of geraniums at the Church St. Exit off Rt. 17, always waving to passers by. Surviving Gerald are his children and their spouses, Roy and Elizabeth Pritchard of Cheshire, CT, Loren Pritchard of Horseheads, Kay D. and William Rice of Montour Falls, Norma P. and Robert Carl of Elmira; grandchildren, Linda Pritchard, Stephen Pritchard, Stacey DeAngelis, Mark Rice, Dennis Rice, Holly Rice, Hillary Geiger, Janine Geiger; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Friends are invited to call at the Epworth United Methodist Church, 356 W. Thurston St., Elmira, NY 14901, on Sunday April 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. The funeral service will be at the church at 4 p.m. The committal service will be on Monday, April 4, in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira, at 10:30 a.m. Memorials in the name of Gerald B. Pritchard may be directed to the Epworth United Methodist Church, 356 W. Thurston St., Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements are with Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home. The Family wishes to thank the staff of Elcor and St. Joseph's Hospital for their care and kindness to Gerald.  Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Elmira Star Gazette Apr. 1, 2005.

PRITCHARD Lauren C. Town of Southport Resident Was born February 2, 1927 in Watkins Glen, NY, the son of the late Fred and Nora May (Rice) Pritchard, died peacefully on Sunday, August 6, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 79. His loving wife of 60 years, Marie M. (Comfort) Pritchard predeceased him. His brothers, Don and Fred Pritchard; and sister, Margaret Bennett, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved daughters, Sharon Kelsey of Elmira Heights, NY, Lauren (James) Clark, Jacqueline Pritchard and Mary (David) Clark, all of Wellsburg, NY; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Joyce Weiskopf of Elmira Heights, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Lauren was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and proudly served his country during WWII. He retired from the Elmira City School District as a painter after several dedicated years of service. In his earlier years, Lauren enjoyed camping with his wife and family. He loved working on his computer, doing crossword puzzles and building, especially campers. At the request of his family all services will be held privately. He will be laid to rest next to his beloved Marie in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.  Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/08/06

PROCTOR Arnold "Eagle"
Age 60, of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, July 16, 2009, unexpectedly. He was predeceased by his son, Robert H. Brown; brother, Robert Proctor; and parents, Susan Proctor and Charles Stence. Eagle is survived by his children, Michael A. Proctor, Eric, Tom and Monica Proctor; brothers, Roger (Gloria), Chuck and Kip Proctor; sisters, Susan and Darlene Proctor; sister-in-law, Ann Proctor; along with many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, adopted kids and special friends. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, July 20th, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. His funeral service will follow at 12 noon. He will be laid to rest with his son Robert in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to help with final expenses would be greatly appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/19/2009

PROCTOR   Robert J., Sr. Age 49, of 760 Harper Street died Saturday, September 1, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital from injuries sustained in a logging accident. Bob was born January 19, 1952 in Wellsville, NY son of the late Norman and Susan (Elliott) Proctor. He was a graduate of Horseheads Central School and was employed at Kennedy Valve as a chipper for many years. Bob was an avid fisherman and member of the UE Local #329 and Trout Unlimited. Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years Anne (Potrzebowski) Proctor of Elmira his four sons and daughter-in-laws; Robert (Amy) Jr., Jeffrey (Kelly), Steven (Sunsi) and Kevin (Julie) Proctor all of Elmira, brothers; Roger (Gloria) of Gibson, Arnold of Elmira, Charles of Madera, CA and Kip of FL, sisters; Susan of Wellsville and Darlene of Madera, CA, four grandchildren, Steven, Sierra, Alexis and Caylin, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, September 6, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, September 7, 2001 at 11 AM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
 

PRYUNE Betty Jane (Pruyne) Decker

Age 84, longtime resident of Robert Street in Southport, died January 1, 2011 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Born in Chemung to Ernest Jerome and Emma Samantha (Bennett) Pruyne. Predeceased by her beloved husband, George; sisters, Vera and Wilma; brother, Jerome. Survived by her children, Steven (Joan) of Tennessee, George (Carolyn) of North Carolina, Michael (Christel) of Elmira, and Timothy of Horseheads; daughters, Emma Jane (Gary) Stewart and Susan (Leon) VanAlstine, both of Elmira; as well as 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; best friends, Larry Huntley, Barbara and Allen Cole; her beloved Yorkie, Alphie. Betty loved her family, reading, and completing crossword puzzles. While her children attended school, she was active as PTA President, Cub Scout, Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She had a wonderful sense of humor, was a great cook, and believed education was the key to a successful future, pushing all of her children through college. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. with Reverend David Sullivan celebrating Betty's life. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to SPCA Animal Shelter, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903, St. Joseph's Hospital Respiratory Services, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901 or to a charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette - January 3, 2011

 

PURVIS Richard Lee "Dick"
Age 74, of Horseheads, NY, died on Saturday, September 20, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born on May 21, 1934 in Blossburg, PA, son of the late Herman and Eva (Wales) Purvis. In addition to his parents; he was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Marie Arlene (Sheets) Purvis; daughter, Pamela Marie Purvis; and son, Michael Richard Purvis. Dick is survived by his daughter and son in-law, Brenda L. and Eric C. Davies; grandson, Joseph E. Davies; and granddaughter, Renee' L. (Christopher) Cady, all of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Gerald (Virginia) Purvis, of Millport, NY, Edward (Mary) Purvis of Borrego Springs, CA, James (Dixie) Purvis, of San Jose, CA, Ronald (Kathy) Purvis, of Lake Stevens, WA; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/ Southport, on Saturday, September 27, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Dick will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, next to his beloved wife, Marie at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing are asked to please make memorials to The Children's Hospital Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, you may donate online at www.chop.edu. Once you are at the site, click on "Ways To Give".   Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/22/2008 - 9/25/2008

 

QUICK Henry L.

Elmira: Age 94, died Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Bath VA. Henry was born in Valois NY, August 6, 1918 the son of Harry H. and Maeola (Bull) Quick. He is survived by his daughter, Marion Garicia, Ohio; grandchildren, Greg and Jeff Fielder, Delaware, Dawn Staugler, Ohio, Diana Porter, California; longtime friend, and care giver, Rose Ferguson, Elmira; along with several great grandchildren. Henry was a U. S. Army veteran serving in Europe during WWII where he took part in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a machinist retired from Hardinge, Inc. Henry built a cottage on Keuka Lake and enjoyed many summers there. A long time train enthusiast, he had a train track in his yard. Over an eight year period Henry built a steam engine and enjoyed many days giving people rides on his train. Henry was a member of the Big Flats Masons for over 50 years. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Military honors will be accorded at the conclusion of calling hours. Burial will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.   Star Gazette – March 7, 2013

 

QUICK Richard
A longtime resident of Southport died Tuesday morning, March 11, 2008 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 69. Born on November 27, 1938 Richard was the son of Ernest J. & Charlotte Butz Quick. He married Carol Ann Butts on September 14, 1960 in Elmira. A hard working man, Richard was employed by Kennedy Valve for over 30 years. His many interests included searching for antiques at auctions, repairing automobiles as a mechanic, and being a loving and supportive husband and father to his loving family who survive. Surviving is his loving family, his wife of 47 years, Carol Ann Butts Quick along with their children, Darlene (Chuck) Wandell; Jacquelyn (Chris) Cartwright; Robert (Dona' Maria) Quick; Victoria (John) Case; Damie (Jerry Woo) Quick; JoAnn (Chad Williamson) Quick; Sue (David) Sill; brothers, Tom (Bev) Quick and Ernie (Deb) Quick a sister, Sylvia (Rod) Tubbs; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many family friends. In addition to his parents, Richard was also predeceased by his sisters, Rosie, Emma and Frances; and his beloved granddaughter, Charlene Wandell. Guests will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, March 13, 2008 between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Caywood's on Friday morning at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Brian Harris officiating. Graveside services will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/12/2008.

QUICK - TUBBS, Sylvia J.
Of College Ave. Elmira died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at the age of 64. She leaves behind her companion, Rodney Orr, Elmira; along with her brothers, Ernest (Deborah) Quick, Lowman; Thomas (Beverly) Quick, FL; sister-in-law, Carol Ann Quick, Southport; brother-in-law, Wayne Coats, Horseheads; uncle, John Hackett, Elmira; aunt, Penny Pawlina, NM; cousin, Bill Mosher, NM; several nieces and nephews. Sylvia was predeceased by her parents, C. Frank & Alice Haflett, her sisters, Rose Payne and Frances Coats and a brother, Richard Quick. She enjoyed caring for her home. She was predeceased by her sister, Emma Murray. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 from 10 – 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the family's convenience.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/17/2008.
 

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