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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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RAFFERTY - MASIN, Mary
Age 64, of North Chemung, died February 13, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Daughter of the late George and Gladys (Evertts) Rafferty. Mary is survived by her husband of 44 years, Michael Masin; children, MaeLynn (David) Dieterle, North Chemung, Mike (Noel) Masin, Avon, OH; grandchildren, Amanda and Ben Dieterle, Justin, Brandon, and Cameron Masin; brothers, George A. (Mary) Rafferty, Gainesville, FL, Robert (Genevieve) Rafferty, Elmira; sisters, Barbara (Charles) McDermott, Lakeland, FL, Beverly (Richard) Burger, Canisteo, NY. Mary was an avid quilter and enjoyed a round of golf, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star chapter #460 as past matron and secretary. In addition to her parents, Mary is predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Norma (Floyd) Olin; and brother and sister-in-law, Richard (MaryJane) Rafferty. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, February 16, 2009, between the hours of 5-8 p.m. An Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Her funeral service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Anne Mowery will officiate.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/15/2009

 

RAFFERTY - FIELD, Shelley L.(Rafferty)
Age 52, of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 7, 2008. Shelley was born October 23, 1955, a daughter of Robert and Genevieve May Rafferty of Elmira. In addition to her parents Shelley is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Matthew D. and Kristi Field of Erin with their children, Alysia Merrill and Jacob Field; son Jason P. Taylor of Elmira; sister and brother-in-law, Sherry M. and William Raymond of Elmira with their children, William, Jr., Scott (Stephanie), and Kevin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert E., Jr. and Laurie Rafferty of Kokomo, IN with their children, Sarah and Joseph; Randy D. and Lisa Rafferty of Fishers, IN with their children, Joshua and Zachary; great-nephew Peyton Raymond; along with her extended families at Westside United Methodist Church and the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Shelley was an X-Ray Technician at Arnot Ogden Medical Center with 25 years of service. A very spiritual person she was an active member of Westside United Methodist Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Westside United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Donations in Shelley's memory may be directed to one of the following…. Westside United Methodist Church, 744 W. First Street, Elmira NY 14905 or Border Buddies Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 92, Wellsburg NY 14894.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/9/2008.

 

BURR V. RANDALL JR. age 51 of Rochester, N.Y., formerly of Elmira, N.Y. Monday, March 10, 1969.  Friends may call at the Van-Buskirk Lynch Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Robert A. Delorme.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Marion Randall; sons, Wayne Randall of Scottsville and Curtis Randall at home; daughters, Mrs. John Holley of Lodi, N.Y. and Miss Denise Randall at home; brother, Marshall Randall of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Helen Johnson of Florida.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/1969

 

RATHBUN John Larue "Jack" A long time resident of West Ave. Elmira, died Sunday evening, October 29, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness at the age of 67. Born on July 1, 1939 in Sayre, PA. Jack was the son of John A. & Anna Louise Lathrop Rathbun. He was employed at the Elmira Correctional Facility for nearly 20 years until his retirement and served as a past Union President. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #378 of Big Flats where he was a Past Master and D.S.A. having received the Distinguished Service Award. Jack served his country in the United States Navy from 1956-1960. He was an avid outdoorsmen. Surviving is his loving family, daughters, Robin (Bob) Terry, Penny (Chris) Rice, and Laura (Doug) Fry; his mother, Anna L. Rathbun; a sister, Susie (Bill) McGee; brothers, Ray Rathbun and Darwin (JoAnn) Rathbun; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a friend and companion, Coni Hill. Jack was predeceased by his father, John A. Rathbun and his brother, Marvin Rathbun. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place following at 8:15 p.m. with the Reverend Larry Appenzellar officiating. Graveside services will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Thursday at 10 a.m. where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Rathbun. Memorials may be directed to the Moose Heart Child City & School, 240 James J. Davis Jr. Mooseheart, IL 60539 in his memory. Lodge Notice Officer and members of the Big Flats Masonic Lodge #378 F.A.&M will meet at Caywood's Wednesday afternoon for 3:45 p.m. service for our departed brother, John "Jack" Rathbun. Signed, Master Don Drake Jr.

 

REDMOND MILDRED IRENE SHOCK
Mildred Irene formerly of Miller Street Was born August 28, 1911 in Brownsville, PA, the daughter of the late Sanford and Ruth Ann (Simpson) Redmond. Mildred went home to be with her Lord, peacefully on Monday, July 3, 2006, at the Dove Health Care Facility in Lake Wales, FL at the age of 94. Her loving husband, Alfred Shock and beloved son, Roger Shock, predeceased her. She is survived by her much-loved children and their spouses, Arthur and Lorraine Shock of Wellsburg, NY, Everett and Elsie Shock of Wellsburg, NY, Leonard and Barbara Shock of Horseheads, NY, Robert and Blanche Shock of Wellsburg, NY, David and Theresa Shock of Haines City, FL, Darlene and William Smith of Lake Wales, FL; sisters, Stella Shock of Wellsburg, NY, Dorothy Trump of Oilton, OK; along with 26 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services on Monday, July 10, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 563 Jerusalem Hill Road, Elmira, NY. The Reverend Belvy White will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.

 

REEVES Alta Marie OSLAGER, age 84 of Gillett, PA died on Thursday, June 28, 2001 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She was born March 22, 1917 in Milan, PA the daughter of the late Henry Alton and Elizabeth Marie (Eastabrook) Reeves.  Alta was employed for several years by the Troy Area Jointure Cafeteria as a cook, spending most of her time in Mosherville, PA. She was a member of the Coryland Church for numerous years.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years.  Clayton; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Marie and Leland Robert Purvis of Horseheads, NY; Norma and Ernie Chaapel of Gillett, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Eyleen Oslager of Gillett, PA; aunt Fanny Impson of Corning, NY; close friend Ruth Congdon of Elmira, NY 16 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and many cousins.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. in Elmira, NY on July 1, with the Reverend Charles Root officiating and interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY.  Those wishing may direct memorial donations in the name of Alta Marie Oslanger to the Coryland Church Coryland Road RD #2, Gillett, PA 16925.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, July 7, 201
 

REEVES Shirley Ann Howard

Age 68 of Pine City, NY went home peacefully with her Lord on March 28, 2012. Shirley was born October 3, 1943 in Hornell, NY the daughter of the late William and Margaret Stewart Reeves. She was pre-deceased by her daughter: Tammy Renee Howard on August 6, 1968 and by her brother Fred Burdick of Elmira Heights, NY. Shirley is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 52 years Paul A. Howard; her sons: Paul (Margie) Howard II and Rick Howard of Elmira, NY; sisters: Audrey (Bradley) Mesler of Bath, NY; Eva (Leslie) Gray of Collierville, TN; and Cathy (Dennis) Greeno of Elmira, NY; brothers: Arnold (Suk) Reeves of Killeen, TZ and William "Billy" Reeves of Harker Heights, TX; sisters-in-law: Nancy Burdick of Elmira Heights, NY; Marion Kinner, Betty Howard and Pauline Ski all of Odessa, NY; brother-in-law: Frederick Howard of Homosassa Springs, FL; two aunts, one uncle, several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Monday April 2, 2012 from 5-7 PM. Shirley's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 PM with Pastor Randy Jackson officiating. Shirley will be laid to rest next to her beloved daughter Tammy Renee in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial donations to The Frontline Family Ministries 205 West 13th Street Elmira Heights, NY 14903 in Shirley's memory.  Star Gazette – March 30, 2012
 

REICH HELEN M MATHEWS
Helen M., Remington Rand Retiree, Age 96, of Chemung County Nursing Facility, Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Helen was predeceased by her parents, August and Mary Reich; along with sister, Amelia; and brothers, Otto and August Jr. She is survived by her loving daughter, Doris Finch; grandchildren, Jacquelyn Earley of Millerton, PA, Sherri Merritt of St. Thomas, USVI, Gary and Loren Finch of Elmira, NY; nine great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Georgianna Mathews; and several nieces and nephews. Helen was a hard working lady throughout her life. She retired from the Remington Rand Company of Elmira, NY, after many years of service. Family and friends will be received at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Sunday, September 9, 2007, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Monday at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend David Daniels will officiate, followed by graveside service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Helen's memory to your favorite charity. Doris and her entire family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the 4th floor of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for kind and loving care that was given to Helen during her stay.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/6/2007 - 9/7/2007.

 

REILLY Margaret E. Gardner
Age 97, died Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Margaret was born September 11, 1913 a daughter of John and Frances (Flamensfeld) Reilly. She is predeceased by her husband Frederick C. Gardner. Margaret is survived by her sons, Dr. Richard C. Gardner of Gloucester, MA, and John F. Gardner of Elmira; grandchildren, Jacalyn Gardner, Christine Stansfield, Christopher Gardner, and Julie McKernan; along with 4 great-grandchildren. A private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Margaret's family offers sincere thanks to the 3rd floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care and support given her over the last 7 years. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Star-Gazette - December 12, 2010
 

REYNOLDS Elizabeth R. "Betty" Cook

Of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at Bethany Manor at the age of 82. Betty was born on August 18, 1929 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of the late Ralph and Carolyn Hartman Reynolds. Betty was employed at Westinghouse as a switchboard operator. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Lewis Cook; daughter, Tanya Cook (Jim Stewart) of Welch, WV; sons, Bruce (Theresa) Cook of Syracuse, NY and Roy (Michelle) Cook of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Scott, Christopher, Matthew, Mary and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Tristan and Alizander; daughter-in-law, Chris Cook of Chippewa Falls, WI; sister-in-law, Florence Reynolds; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Lee; nephew, Richard; brothers, Ralph and Robert; and sister, Rosalie. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 9-1 p.m. Betty's Funeral Service will be held immediately following with Rev. Rhonda Kouterick. Betty will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park following her services. The family would like to thank the staff of Bethany Manor for taking care of Betty.    Star Gazette – March 2, 2012
 

REYNOLDS Rosalie Louise
Age 87, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Sunday, January 17, 2010, at Elcor Health Services. She was born on December 9, 1922 in Elmira Heights, NY to the late Ralph and Caroline (Hartman) Reynolds Sr. Rosalie was predeceased by her brothers, Ralph Jr. and Robert Reynolds; and nephew, Lee Cook. Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Lewis Cook of Horseheads; sister-in-law, Florence Reynolds of Horseheads; nieces and nephews, Suzanne (Tom) Radford of Horseheads, Richard Reynolds of Elmira Heights, Doug (Dawn) Reynolds of Coral Gables, FL, Sharon (Kenny Jr.) Theetgee of Cayuta, Tanya Cook of Welch, WV, Bruce (Theresa) Cook of Baldwinsville and Roy (Michelle) Cook of Horseheads; several great-nieces, nephews and cousins; close friend, Joyce Wilson. Rosalie was a member of the West Hill Community Cabin and Home Bureau and also the First United Church of Christ in Elmira. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and other crafts as well as caring for her many plants. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 20th, from 11 AM to 1 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 PM with Rev. Jane Winters officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family would like to thank the staff at Elcor Health Services for the wonderful care that was given to Rosalie.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 19, 2010

 

RIETMANN Marcia R. Finley

Age 88 of Bush Ave. Horseheads died Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Bethany Manor. Marcia was born June 6, 1925 in Elmira, NY to George and Vera (Palmer) Rietmann. She is survived by her husband Homer Finley; Her children, Marc (Mary Beth) MacClaren of Holley, NY, Kirk (Dorothy) MacClaren of Sylvania, PA, Joel (Darcy) MacClaren of Madison, CT, Jon (Chris Sink) MacClaren of Sheffield, MA and Elizabeth (Gerald) Burton of Apalachin, NY; step-son, Daniel (Terri) Finley of Boulder, CO; many Grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother and sisters, Nancy (Dennis) Hutchinson, Robert Rietmann and Marylou Pottinger. Marcia was a graduate of Southside High School and Rochester Business Institute. She was retired from Deister & Butler Jewelers in Elmira. Marcia was also a member of Horseheads First Presbyterian Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Horseheads First Presbyterian Church, 2293 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 10-11:00 am. Her service will be celebrated there in church at 11:00 am. A time of fellowship will follow in the church after the service. Burial service at the convenience of her family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in North Chemung. Those wishing may also remember Marcia with memorials to the Food bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave. Elmira, NY 14903.   Star Gazette – November 12, 2013

 

RHODE - ELSTON Mary L.
Age 90, of Federal Rd., Lowman, died Monday, February 1, 2010, at Elcor Health Services. Survived by son, Wilson (Greta) Elston, Jr., Chemung; daughters, Frances Amey, Elmira, Susan Elston, Millerton, PA; grandchildren, Doug and Rich Elston, Mike and Matt Davis, DJ and Darren Amey; 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by husband of 70 years, Wilson in 2009; "Brother" and best friend, Herschel Rhode. Mary was a former employee of the Remington Rand and Eclipse and a self-employed Dairy farmer. The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday, February 4th at the Kalec Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Her funeral service there Friday at 11 a.m. Pastor Anne Mowery, Officiating. Burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

RHODE Paul A., Jr.
Age 87 of Elmira, NY. He was born September 6, 1920 in Elmira, son of the late Paul A., Sr. and Eva (Auffhamer) Rhode and died Friday, June 27, 2008, at home surrounded by his loving family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Charles Ruhmel. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Delores (Comfort) Rhode; children and their spouses, Sharon and Tony Minotti of Naples, FL, Sheila and Bill Campbell of Sayre, PA, Les and Joyce Rhode of Penn Yan, NY, Larry and Kathy Rhode of Horseheads; grandchildren, Randy and Teresa Minotti, Cheryl and Greg Townsend, all of Naples, FL, Jennifer and Heath Williams of Columbus, OH, Jason and Sasha Campbell of Huntersville, NC, Larry Rhode, Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Kim and Mike Rozell of Watkins Glen, NY, Brian Decker of Syracuse, NY, Liz Rhode and Mike Rhode, both of Penn Yan, NY; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Vincent Minotti, Joseph Townsend, all of Naples, FL, Tyler Rhode and Caleb Rozell of Watkins Glen, NY; cousin, Jerry and Barbara Rhode of Ocala, FL; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Stanley and Mary Comfort of Horseheads, NY, Joyce Taylor and Gloria Ross, both of NC; several nieces and nephews; best friend, Donald Harrison of Elmira. Paul retired in 1982 from the Elmira City Fire Department with over 32 years of service. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army Air Corps. After graduating from Southside High School he was employed at Hardinge, Inc. for 10 years, that being interrupted by his service in the Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post 443, Elmira. Paul enjoyed spending summers with his family at their cottage on Keuka Lake and after his retirement, he and Delores wintered in Naples, FL. Paul was admired by his family and friends for his uncanny ability to master and fix anything he put his mind to. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, June 30th from 5 to 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Tuesday, July 1st at 11 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Paul through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/29/2008.

RICE   William D. (Bill) Age 66, of Montour Falls, NY, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Bill was born April 19, 1939 in Cortland NY, son of Francis and Frances Lusk Rice. Bill served in the US Air Force and was retired from Elmira Local 1358. Bill married Kay Prichard June 3, 1960 in Bath, NY. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Millport, NY, and had served on the board of trustees, was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion, and the Montour Moose Lodge #426. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and following the NY Yankees. Bill especially enjoyed researching and searching for relics and treasure. Surviving Bill are his loving wife of 45 years, Kay of Montour Falls; sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark Daniel Rice of Montour Falls, Dennis Scott and Judith Rice of Pfafftown NC; a daughter, Holly Kay Rice of Corning; brothers, James (Azuba) Rice of Horseheads, Michael (Anitra) Shay of Montour Falls; a sister-in-law, Karen Rice of Egan, MN; several grandchildren, several great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews; along with his faithful canine, Lucy. Bill was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Gerald Rice; and a sister, Joanne Rice Beebe. Friends are invited to call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home on Saturday, March 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. with the funeral and committal services to follow the visitation at 4 p.m. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY at the family's convenience. Memorials in the name of William D. Rice may be directed to the Montour Falls Vol. Fire Dept., Lee St., Montour Falls, NY, or RSVP, 208 Broadway St., Montour Falls, NY 14865.

 

RICHARDS Annajean Clark 

Age 84, of Canal St., Big Flats, passed away Dec. 22, 2012 at Corning Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph; sons, Jay and Steve. She is survived by her daughters and son, Lynne (Tim) Gaylord of Big Flats, Ronald (Joyce) Clark of Elmira, Kelly (Glenn) Thresher of Montana. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., Dec. 26, 2012, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:00 p.m.   Star Gazette – December 24, 2012  

 

RIKER Bruce L. Age 62 of McDowell Place, Elmira NY, died Friday May 11 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Bruce was born December 12, 1938, son of Alfred Sr. and Achash Gorton Riker. Together with his wife, they owned and operated Riker's Restaurant in Elmira Heights for 7 years. In the past he was employed as a security guard with National Homes, a member of the Elmira Heights Jaycees, and was retired from Totem Taxi after 28 years of service as a driver. He enjoyed model shipbuilding and painting with both oil and watercolor. Bruce formerly attended Maranatha Bible Chapel and was an active participant in the Oasis Church in Elmira. Surviving Bruce are his wife of 38 years, Elaine Byam Riker; a daughter and son-in-law, Sabrina and Tony Rosa of Hendersonville TN; sons and daughter-in-law: Nevil and Joanne Riker of Gallitin TN; LaMonte Riker of New York City; Adriel Riker of Elmira, Moriah Riker of Hornell; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceasing Bruce were his parents and brothers: Alfred Riker Jr and Ronald Riker. Friends are invited to call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home on Tuesday May 15 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. The Funeral Service will be at the funeral home on Wednesday May 16 at 11 AM with Rev. Mark Dieterle officiating. The Committal Service will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Mr. John W. Riley, age 57, of RD 2, Sayre, PA., Wednesday, January 30 1974 at St. Joseph’s Hospital following a lengthy illness. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service arrangements are incomplete. Burial Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ruth (Page) Riley; stepsons, George Neal of Bentley Creek, Curtis Neal of Madeira, CA; sister, Mrs. Ann Bolin of Arizona; brothers, Robert Riley of Odessa, Texas, Ruben Riley of Brush Springs, Oklahoma, Walter Riley of Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Riley was a toolmaker at Trayer Products, Elmira. He was a veteran of World War II.

 

RINWALSKE Donald Eugene

of Elmira and in recent years the CCNF died Friday January 6, 2012 after a brief illness at St. Joseph's Hospital. The son of the late Leo and Ethel (Erickson) Rinwalske, he is survived by his wife of 58 years Ida (Morris) Rinwalske; children Debra Brenzo, David (Donna) Rinwalske and Darlene (Peter) Batrowny; Grandchildren Karla Brenzo, Erica (David) Loomis, Beth (Yousef) Rinwalske-Janu, Brandon Rinwalske, Alana and Andrew Batrowny; Great Grandchildren Shelby, Emma, Jackson, Brady Loomis and Kyler, Kayda, Kamya Brenzo. He is also survived by sister Mary Ann (Francis) Greblewski , brother Leo Rinwalske, plus several nieces, nephews and their families. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Margaret, brother in law James and niece Linda LeMunyan.  Donald attended Elmira schools; worked for Gerard Motors; served in the Army then spent most of his working years in his family towing business (Rinwalske Towing). He had many friends, a great sense of humor, was always quick with a comment, a special name, a smile or helping hand. He was also a very determined man. In August 1969 at the age of 40 Donald survived a near fatal accident while towing a bulk milk tanker down a steep grade in Burlington Township. He was given 2 weeks to live and after 8 months in a coma he proved everyone wrong when he woke up, learned to walk, talk, eat and especially drive. You would see him driving around town in his "Hot Rod" Lincoln or Ford…never a Chevy.  The family would like to extend a huge thank you to Special Friend Doris Baker. Family will provide flowers. Donations accepted in Donald's name to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave, Elmira, NY 14903 or local charity of your choice.  Come Celebrate his life and share good memories Saturday January 14, 2012 from 2 to 4pm at Walter J Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Services immediately following officiated by brother in law Donald Winch. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park will take place at a future date.  Star Gazette – January 9, 2012
  

RINWALSKE Margaret C. (Rinwalske) LeMunyan  "Furley"

Age 80, of Pine City, NY, died June 12th, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Margaret was the daughter of the late Leo L. and Ethel (Erickson) Rinwalske. She was born in Elmira the 26th day of June in 1930. She is predeceased by her husband, James Philip LeMunyan in 1995; and her daughter, Linda LeMunyan in 2009. Surviving Margaret is her loving daughter and son-in-law, Laura (Gary) Nuss of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, Stacy and Kyle Nuss of Pine City and Eric Weigel of Horseheads; brothers, Donald (Ida) Rinwalske of Elmira, Leo R. Rinwalske of Elmira; sister, Mary Ann (Francis) Greblewski of Elmira and Melvin Weigel of Horseheads, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Margaret focused most of her life providing a loving home for her family. She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church here in Elmira. She loved Eldridge Park, square dancing and country music. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow the gathering hours at 8:00 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Very Special "Thank You" To 4D of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their wonderful care and compassion shown to Margaret and her family over the past 5 years.   Star Gazette – June 14, 2011
 

ROBERTS - SPENCER-WOOD
Shirley A longtime resident of Newhall St. in Elmira died very unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital Friday morning, January 13, 2006 at the age of 86. Shirley was born on May 23, 1919, daughter of Earl & Helen Shepard Roberts. She was employed by the Remington-Rand for many years and was also well known as a self-employed beautician working from her home. Her many interest included crafts, traveling to flea markets, sharing fun time with friends and taking care of her loving family who survive and cherish her memory. Her husband, Kenneth Wood; daughters, Pat (Joel Armstrong) Wilson, Elmira; Pamela (Douglas) Beck, OH; a son, Eugene (Carol) VanOrden, FL; nine grandchildren, Laken, Karleton, Andrea, Javelynn, Eugene, Terri, Lori, David and Thomas and several great grandchildren; step children, Linda (Norm) Theetge and Kenneth (Sue) Wood. Shirley was predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth Spencer. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday, January 16, 2006 between the hours of 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. with Chaplain Rosemary Bloise officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira.

ROBERTS –SHIRLEY A. SPENCER-WOOD a long time resident of Newhall St. in Elmira died very unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital Friday morning, January 13, 2006 at the age of 86.  Shirley was born on May 23, 1919, daughter of Earl & Helen Shepard Roberts. She was employed by the Remington-Rand for many years and was also well know as a self-employed beautician working from her home.  Her many interest included crafts, traveling to flea markets, sharing fun time with friends and taking care of her loving family who survive and cherish her memory.  Her husband, Kenneth Wood; daughters, Pat (Joel Armstrong) Wilson, Elmira; Pamela (Douglas) Beck, OH; a son, Eugene (Carol) VanOrden, FL; nine grandchildren, Laken, Karleton, Andrea, Javelynn, Eugene, Terri, Lori, David and Thomas and several great grandchildren; step children, Linda (Norm) Theetge and Kenneth (Sue) Wood.  Shirley was predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth Spencer. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday, January 16, 2006 between the hours of 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. with Chaplain Rosemary Bloise officiating.  Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

GEORGE C. ROBERTSHAW age 74 of 1513 Fisherville Road, Elmira, NY, Saturday, May 7, 1994 at St. Joseph’s Hospital following a short illness.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Robertshaw was employed as an electrician at Thatcher Glass in Elmira for 12 years and then he was self-employed as an electrician in the Elmira area.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bertha; sons, daughters and their spouses; Shirley and Rudy Seeley, Mary and Dale Osterhout, George and Kathy Robertshaw; Dorothy and Kaye Lyon, Jack and Cathy Robertshaw, Charles and Patty Robertshaw, Danny Robertshaw and Boby Jo Karl, Joseph and Margie Robertshaw; 28 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; 6 brothers and sisters-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father, Charles in 1959 and his mother, Martha in 1989.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 10, 1994 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 11th at 1:00 p.m.  Committal service will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Rev. Corkey Crump will conduct the services assisted by Rev. Blanche Burgess.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/9/1994

 

FREDERICK ROBINSON, 72, of 107 South Ave., Elmira, died Sunday, April 10, 1988 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira.  He was born Nov. 17, 1915 in E. Troy, Pa., son of James and Etta Boyce Robinson.  He was a retired employee of American LaFrance and a part-time employee of American LaFrance and a part-time employee of Farmers Market in Elmira.  He was a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church in Elmira Heights.  He is survived by a sister, Thelma Freeman of Canton; brothers: Malcolm Robinson and Harold Robinson, both of Elmira, Clifton Robinson of Wellsburg, N.Y. and Ellsworth Robinson of Horseheads; an aunt, Helen Peters of Troy; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Friends are invited to attend the funeral and committal service at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Stutzman officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 and Wednesday afternoon from 1-2 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

ROBINSON Pearl V. (Robinson) Stout
73, of Elmira, NY died on Friday, October 15, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was the loving wife of the late Russell F. Stout, Sr. who died on August 24, 2002. The couple married on September 28, 1956 and had 46 happy years together. Pearl was born on August 13, 1937 in Elmira, daughter of the late Earl and Laura (Seeley) Robinson. She was a graduate of the Elmira Free Academy. Pearl enjoyed singing and playing with her husband, Russell. Pearl was a homemaker, but moreover she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Russell Sr.; her daughter, Cory M. Stout; and her sisters, Lelia Cronpton and Janette Robinson. She is survived by her children, Nancy (David) South of Todd, NC, Russell F. Stout, Jr. and fiancé, Susie of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Peggy Sue South of Boone, NC, Laura (Randy) South of Elmira, NY, and William B. Stout of Elmira, NY; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; her brothers, Earl (Linda) Robinson, Jr. and Elmer (Cheryl) Robinson, both of Horseheads, NY; her sister, Mary (Tyler) Grover of Spencer, NY, and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may come to call from 12:00-1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The funeral honoring Pearl's life will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 19th at the funeral home with Rev. James Carr officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Pearl's memory to the National Kidney Foundation of Central New York, Inc. 731 James St Ste 200 Syracuse, NY 13203-2040. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 17, 2010

 

HENRY A. ROHRER age 60 of 506 Phoenix Avenue, Tuesday, June 11, 1974 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Friends are invited to all at Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake Street, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal Friday 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bruce P. Cummings.  Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Survived by wife, Dorothy; two sons, Richard and Robert, both of Elmira; brothers, William of Penn Yan, Ernest of Elmira, George and Walter of Arizona; sister, Katherine Owens of California; several nieces and nephews.  He was retired from American LaFrance; a veteran of World War II; a member of the Ivy Masonic lodge F&AM of Elmira; Southport Coin Association, financial secretary of Local 421 I.A.M. & N.A.W. for 14 years.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6-12-1974

 

ROMAN Harry
Age 78, of Roman Road, Elmira, NY. He was born February 9, 1931 in Elmira, son of the late Charles and Julia (Dropeck) Roman and died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Lawrence, Michael, Nicholas, Frank, Andrew, twin sister Anna, John Roman and Mary Hoodak. Harry is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Marlene (Sheive); sisters and brothers, Sophie Hatala of Lowman, Stephen Roman of Elmira, Pauline Roman of Millville, NJ and Wesley Roman of Elmira; special sister-in-law, Agnes Joan Roman; sisters-in-law, Patricia and Ella Roman, all of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews, including special nieces, Julia Yusko and Rose Roman. Harry was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with the 18th Infantry (The Big Red One) in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He retired from General Electric with 27 years of service and was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club. Harry was a very caring and giving person who helped many family members, neighbors and friends. He will be truly missed by all. "Our Mayor of East Hill." Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, April 27th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Tuesday, April 28th, at 11 a.m. Rev. Anne Mowery will officiate. Committal prayers and interment, with Military Honors, will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Special thanks to all the wonderful staff on the 6th floor at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for their special care and kindness. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/26/2009

 

ALBERT B. ROOT, JR., 67, of Pine City, NY, died Monday, January 4, 1993 at the Wilkes-Barre, VA Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA.  He was a member of the American Legion, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Chemung Foods.  He is survived by his wife, Madeline Root; daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and Edward Hover of Pennelville, PA, Pamela and Andrew Ames of Gillett, PA, Petty and Tony Wray of Gillett, PA and Patty and Mark Wheaton of Elmira, NY; son, Joseph Root of Pine City, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Charlotte Root of Millerton, PA; sister, Mary Beall of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Helen Roote of Wellsburg, NY; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by sister, Dorothy Phinney and brothers, Donald Roote and Eldon Root.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on January 6 with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  –Elmira Star Gazette.
 

ROSAR Deloris Elizabeth (Rosar) Dunham

Age 94 of Horseheads, rejoined her family on Saturday, April 28, 1012. Deloris was born in Elmira June 6, 1917, daughter of the late Christy Rosar Sr. and Cecile Randall. She was predeceased by her sister, Marjorie Cummingham, on April 1, 2012 and brother Christy Rosar in 2006. Deloris lived most of her life in Syracuse working for Oneida Colleges as a bookkeeper. After her retirement without painting classes she became a self-taught painter of both portraits and beautiful scenery paintings. Deloris is survived by Darlene Moses of Elmira, her friend and personal caregiver for the last 4 years. To Shara Buell and Staci Coley of Elmira, thank you for your devoted and loving care you gave. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892-9584. Services with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads will take place privately. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira. Star Gazette - May 2, 2012

ROSE  Raymond C. "Ray" Age 69, of Wellsburg, NY, passed at home Wed., Feb. 7, 2007. Ray was born Oct. 2, 1937, the son of the late Carlton and Annabelle (Barton) Rose. His surviving family includes his children, Robert Rose of Avon Park, FL, and Rae Carol Millar of Stillwater, TN; brother and sisters, Rodney (Karen) Rose of Van Etten, NY, Geraldine (Ed) Nero of Homosassa, FL, and Lillian (Rich) Golden of Erin, NY; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, including Louis Rose of Homosassa, FL. In addition to his parents, Ray was also predeceased by his sister, Sheila Stage. He was a graduate of Van Etten Central School in 1955 and a Veteran of the US Army serving in Troop A of the 17th Calvary 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper. He was a member of the Teamsters Union having driven for Flickinger's and Dairylea. A longtime resident to Wellsburg he was a frequent patron of Tomahawk Restaurant, Wellsburg Diner, and especially Maple Lawn Dairy. He was also a NASCAR fan. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, from 11-1:00 p.m. where his service will follow there at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park where full Military Honors will be accorded.

 

ROSE - SHEILA (ROSE) STAGE
Sheila (Rose) Stage, 46, of Columbia Cross Roads, RD 2, died unexpectedly Monday, December 2, 1991. Sheila was a member of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, George A. Stage; her mother, Mrs. Annabelle Rose of Erin, NY; her children and their families including Bill and Pam Grover of Corning, NY, Jim and Dinorah Peters of Lowman, NY, Bill and Candy Davis of Columbus, OH, Mike and Tina Peters of Erin, Bob Gormley at home, Jody and Vickie Mills, Roger and Heather Mills, all of Homosassa, FL; step-children, Brian Stage of Wellsburg, NY, Tom and Colleen Cotter of Milan, PA; 17 grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Carlton L. Rose, in 1989. Funeral services were held December 6 at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads with the Rev. Craig Combs officiating and committal service following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. (TGR, Thursday, December 12, 1991)
 

ROSENBERRY Ned E. Rosenberry

Age 80, of Wellsburg, NY, died unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Wednesday, April 25th, 2012. Ned is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Ruth Rosenberry; beloved daughters, Linda (Thomas) Yusko of Elmira and Lois (Scott) Kaminsky, also of Elmira; four grandchildren, Lori, Jason, Peter, Leigh, and several great-grandchildren; sister, Donna (Robert) Decker of Levittown, PA; brother, Gary (Lorraine) Rosenberry of Dushore, PA; sisters-in-law, Frances Rosenberry of Dushore, PA and Anna Rosenberry of Towanda, PA. In addition to his parents, Ned is also predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Lester. Ned was born in Chambersburg, PA February 9th, 1932. He worked as a supervisor here in Elmira at Artistic Card for many years. He was a devoted husband and loving father who loved to hunt and enjoyed snowmobiling in the winter. He also enjoyed playing the guitar, bird watching, and helping others whenever he could. Ned was a devoted member of Bethany Lutheran Church who served on the property committee and sang in the choir for many years. His church was very important to him. He will always be remembered as a very strong person with a kind and gentle heart. Ruth and Ned loved their many wonderful dinners they shared at Maple Lawn Dairy. Family and friends are invited to call at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 South Main Street, Elmira, NY Saturday, April 28th 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 12:00 p.m. A fellowship will follow the funeral services in the Bethany Lutheran Church Hall. Private graveside services will be held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. A very special "Thank you" to the staff of Arnot Ogden Medical center Nurses, CA's and Doctors of 4a and 4b who attended Ned and family during their time of need. The compassionate care showed to Ned and his family will never be forgotten.  Star Gazette – April 27, 2012
 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifROSS Helen A. Age 102 formerly of 916 South Main Street Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday July 4, 2006 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira, NY. Helen was born August 23, 1903 in Erin, New York the daughter of the late Lewis and Annie Drake Ross. She was also pre-deceased by her sisters and brother Mabel C. Little, Howard Ross, Mildred R. Simkin, and Alice R. Brubaker. Helen was the oldest member of The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads having been a member for over 82 years. She joined the Horseheads Grange # 1118 in December 1925 and has been a member for over 80 years. Helen was also a member of Pomona Grange # 1. Helen began her teaching career teaching in rural schools and continued her career at Edgeworth School in Elmira from which she retired after 42 years of teaching. She was a member of The New York State Retired Teachers Association, and the Horseheads Historical Society. Helen loved flowers and gardening and working with the Earth. Helen loved her family, friends, and neighbors and enjoyed the time she spent with them. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, great grand nieces, great grand nephews and a host of caring friends and neighbors including her nephew Wayne G. Brubaker of Horseheads, NY and her grandniece Alice Marie Brubaker Smith of West Virginia and great grandnieces Laken Marie Smith and Cheyenne Kayla Smith. It was Helen's wish that there be no calling hours and her Funeral Service be private at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY with The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. It was Miss Ross's wish that in lieu of flowers those wishing may remember her through memorials to The Living Memorial Endowment Fund of The First United Methodist Church 1034 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY 14845.
 

ROTH, Joseph J.
Age 77, of 810 Southport St., Wednesday Sept. 11, 1968. Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 1 p.m., the Rev. John Geidmacher. Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Survived by wife, Mrs. Helen M. Roth; daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Betty) Heller of Manlius, N.Y., Mrs. Thomas (Ann) Lord of Elmira; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Roth was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church; was a retired Supervisor of Remington Rand Office Machines, Division of Sperry-Rand."
 

ROUCEK Eleanor (Roucek) Wilson

Age 94 and formerly of Millerton, PA, died July 25, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born July 13, 1917 in Binghamton, NY, to Joseph and Antoinette Roucek, immigrants from Czechoslovakia. On August 15, 1936, she married the love of her life, Tremaine Wilson. They were married for 68 years, until his death in 2004. For many years they had a dairy farm in north Chemung. Eleanor was an avid organist, enjoying church hymns, old standards and polkas. She and Tremaine performed frequently as musicians in the Elmira area, Eleanor on the accordion and Tremaine on guitar and harmonica. Among many other things, she will also be remembered for her quick sense of humor and her delicious meals. After retiring in 1978, they moved south to be near their children, living first in Dillard, GA, and then Toccoa, GA. Returning north in 1991, they bought a house near Millerton, PA. Eleanor moved to Pine City in 2005. or was the last survivor of her five siblings. A cherished mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by her children Camille (Melvin) Cummings of Kennesaw, GA, Terry (Patsy) Wilson of Dillard, GA, and Connie Wilson of Pine City. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jodi (Dale) Roper of Charlottesville, VA, Kevin (Laura) Cummings of Elmira, NY, Greg (Judi) Wilson of Augusta, GA, Kelly (Theresa) Wilson of Franklin, NC, Josh (Samantha) Wilson of Boone, NC, and Jessica (Dereck) Jones of Franklin, NC. Eleanor was further blessed with nine great-grandchildren: Brian Roper, Michael Roper, Daniel Cummings, Carter Wilson, Tanner Wilson, Reagan Wilson, Mallory Wilson, Addison Wilson and Peyton Jones.  The family wishes to thank the staff at the St. Joseph's Hospital 3rd floor Skilled Nursing Facility for their loving care and support. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY, on Monday Aug. 1, 2011 from 4:30-7:00 pm. Her service will follow at the funeral home at 7:00 pm with the Rev. Gary Chorpenning officiating. Private interment will be Tuesday morning in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Eleanor with memorials to the Alzheimer's Association Rochester Chapter 435 East Henrietta Rd Rochester, NY 14620.   Star Gazette – July 30, 2011
 

LOUIS M. ROUGHT
 Louis M. Rought, 66, of Horseheads, NY died June 12, 1990 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira. Mr. Rought was born September 22, 1923 in Troy, PA, the son of the late Bert and Thelma Snyder Rought. She was a 1940 graduate of Troy High School.  He was a truck driver, working for Empire Foods and Chemung Food for 36 years. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Hart Rought; three children; brother and sister-in-law, Burton and Jean Rought of Reno, NV; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marcheta and Franklin Krise of Horseheads, NY, Winona and Leon Darrow of Granville Summit, PA and Lorraine and Stuart Jenkins of Mansfield, PA; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 14 at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads with the Rev. Theodore Wilcox officiating and interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Dialysis Foundation at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. (TGR, Thursday, June 21, 1990)

ROUGHT - KNICKERBOCKER
Mary F. Age 80, of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, February 22, 2005, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Mary was born in Troy, PA, daughter of the late Pete and Edna (Cornish) Rought. She devoted her time as a soldier for the Salivation Army in Elmira for many years. Survivors include daughter, Eva Lewis of Burlington, PA; son, Joe (Ann) Sr. of Elmira; sister, Jeannette (Floyd) McNeal of Sayre, PA; stepbrother, Rick Wiesner of Kresgeville, PA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, Mira Cook. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, February 24, 2005, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Capt. Trisha Cornelius officiating. Interment will follow to Forest Lawn Memorial Park

CLARENCE E. ROUNSVILLE age 87 of 857 E. Water St., formerly of Rochester, N.Y., Tuesday, September 16, 1969.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral home, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Robert A. Delorme.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Helen Rounsville; daughter, Mrs. Raymond F. Beach; son, Clarence W., both of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Lucy Flynn of Toledo, Ohio; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Rounsville was a retired painting contractor.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/18/1969

 

ROUNSVILLE Elizabeth M. "Betty" Fuller

Elmira: Was born February 25, 1933 in Mansfield, PA the daughter of the late Lee and Eva (Robinson) Rounsville went home to be with her Lord on Friday, June 14, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 80. Her loving husband of 36 years, Wendel P. "Hap" Fuller preceded her in death on February 9, 2008. Her beloved daughter, Donna Greeno and grandson, Denny Greeno also predeceased her. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Pete Maher; son and daughter-in-law, Dick and Liz Faulkner all of Elmira, NY: brothers, Richard A. (Joyce) Rounsville and Lewis Rounsville; grandchildren, Chris (Brandy) Faulkner, Daniel (Angela) Greeno, David Greeno and Dion Greeno; great grandchildren, Hailey and C. J.; along with several nieces and nephews. Betty was devoted to caring and loving children with all of her heart. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Funeral services honoring her life will be held there on Thursday, June 20th at 11:00 AM. Reverend Jeffery Becker will celebrate Betty's services. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park where she will be laid to rest with her beloved "Hap". Memorial donations may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14905.  Star Gazette – June 18, 2013

 

ROUNSVILLE –NORMA E. ROUNSVILLE BEACH, loving known as "Squirrelly" was a long time resident of Elmira and died peacefully on Tuesday morning, April 5, 2005 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center where she had been receiving care at the age of 81. Prior to being hospitalized, she resided at the Chemung County Nursing Facility and also Hampton Rd. Southport. Surviving are her loving children, Barbara Beach, Southport; Linda & David Cole, Southport; David R. Beach, MA and Nancy & Gus Goodwin, Elmira; seven grandchildren, John (Shannon), Kathy (Kevin), Toni, Tanya, Jamie, J.J., Sierra; two great grandchildren, Kayla and Ryan; a brother, Clarence W. & Betty Rounsville, Elmira; nieces, nephews and family friends which will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway on Saturday April 9, 2005 between the hours of 2-5 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at Caywood's at 5 p.m. with the Reverend Cathryn Stevenson officiating. Interment will take place in the Beach family plot of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira at the family’s convenience. Norma was born on February 4, 1924 in Elmira, daughter of Clarence & Helen R. Strawn Rounsville. She was the beloved wife of Raymond E. Beach, who was well known in the community as a Sgt. with the Elmira Police Department until his retirement, he died in 1993. Norma was employed by the Remington Rand for many years but her main interest was caring for her family and her home. She also took great enjoyment in crafts, crossword puzzles, playing cards and collected squirrels. Her family would like to thank the staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility along with Arnot-Ogden Medical Center for the Care given to our mother during her illness. May God Bless Each of You.  Contributed by Carol Brotzman –Elmira Star Gazette, April 7, 2005.

ROUTE –ANNA MAY VROMAN of Edward Flannery Apartments, Elmira, NY went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY, after a long illness. She was predeceased by husband, Max on January 3, 1996. Anna spent most of her life serving others. She was a member of Central Christian Church in Elmira, an avid bowler who loved to play Bingo and play cards with her friends. But most of all, she was a wonderful housewife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She is survived by daughter, Barbara (Terry) Batrony of Elmira, NY; sons, Gary L. (Barb) Vroman of Auburn, NY, Paul Vroman of Elmira, NY, and Max (Gail) Vroman Jr. of Plymouth, NY; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul Route of Ralston, PA, and Gordon Route of Roaring Branch, PA; also several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Monday, January 28, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Monday at 8:00 p.m. Pastor John McConnell of Southside Alliance Church presiding. A private Committal will take place on Tuesday in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/2008
 

ROWE Myrle J. "Rusty" Bortle

Age 86, on January 18, 2011, Rusty died at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Richard C. and Helen L. (Gutchess) Rowe. Rusty was born in Elmira, January 7, 1925. She is survived her daughter and son-in-law, Dee Ann (Verle) Harper of Elkins, WV; 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Rusty is predeceased by her daughter, Catherine Gerrard; and husband, Eldred Bortle. Rusty enjoyed her life. She was a wonderful wife, loving mother and grandmother. She found great joy in her membership in the Harmony-Loyal Order of Eastern Star #265 O.E.S. and the Grotto Club with her husband Eldred. They shared countless wonderful memories. She had a profound love for all animals. It was Rusty's wish that all her funeral services remain private. She will be laid to rest next to her dearly missed husband Eldred and daughter Catherine in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira at a time convenient with the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the SPCA of Chemung County, Rt. 352, Elmira, NY or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in Myrle "Rusty" Bortle's memory.  Star Gazette – January 20, 2011
 

ROZELLE - THAYER, Mabel Arlene (Allen)
Formerly of Shannon Ave - Was born August 20, 1922 in Sidney, NY, the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Estella Mae (Butler) Rozelle, died peacefully with her loving daughter by her side on Sunday, February 15, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF at the age of 86. Her first husband, Frank S. Allen, and her second husband, Edwin F. Thayer, predeceased her. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Ralph and Wendell Rozelle; sister, Faye Marie Lohr. Mabel is survived by her loving children, Joyce (Allen) Tice of Elmira, NY; Ralph E. (Jane) Allen of Horseheads, NY; beloved grandchildren, Christopher (Evelyn) Austin of Big Flats, NY, Heather (Gerald) Youmans Jr. of Horseheads, NY, Todd Allen, also of Horseheads, NY, Christina (Keith) Kiss of Rochester, NY; adored great-grandchildren, Connor Youmans, Emily Austin, Lauren Grace Allen, and Griffin Kiss; brother, Derwood (Doris) Rozelle of Lawrenceville, GA; sisters, June Winks of Central Square, NY, Eunice Rozelle of Tennessee; special friend, Mary Stansfield of Rochester, NY; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and numerous friends. Mabel retired from the Elmira City School District after several years of dedicated service as a cafeteria manager, with Parley Coburn being her last place of employment. She was a faithful member of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post #154 Ladies Auxiliary in Elmira Heights. Mabel was best known for her love for dancing as well as being a dance instructor. Her greatest passion in life was ballroom dancing. Above all else, she was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and special friend to many people. It was Mabel's wishes that there be no prior calling hours. Services celebrating her life and officiated by her friend, Deacon George Welch, will take place privately. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park will also take place privately at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association  NYS Memorial Program PO Box 37160, Hartford, CT 06150; Children's Miracle Network, c/o AOMC, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905; SPCA Human Society Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903; or to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 322 8th Ave., New York City, NY 10001, in her memory. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Luncheon to honor and celebrate Mabel's life on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at the American Legion Skinner Ernest Memorial Post #1612, 45 Olcott Road South, Big Flats, NY from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira/Southport, NY.   THANK YOU - Mabel's family wishes to express their sincere, heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the Staff at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility #3. The outstanding care, compassion and kindness given unselfishly to their mother will never be forgotten.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/17/2009

 

RUHMEL –ROSALIE R. age 88, formerly of 3374 Lower Maple Ave., Elmira, died peacefully after an extended illness on Saturday, February 8, 2003.  She was born March 16, 1914 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Frank & Lillian (Carpenter) Ruhmel.  Rosalie was predeceased by her husband of 63 years Almond “Allie) W. Congdon, sisters, Gertrude Mozrall, Mary Colgan & Helen Gillett & niece Bonnie Lou Miller.  She is survived by niece & god-daughter Nancy (James) Danaher of Horseheads, nephews & god-son, John (Lorraine) Mozrall of E. Aurora, NY; nieces; Carole (Dave) Shay, Catherine Hanrahan of Elmira, Susan Senn-Cigos of Shokan, NY, Betty Joan Allen of Reno, Nevada, Patricia Heist of Millport, nephews: Calvin Gillette, & Kenneth K. Congdon both of Elmira: several great nieces & nephews: brother-in-law, Kenneth L. Congdon of Elmira.  Rosalie loved the children, especially the little ones with whom she spent a lot of her time, her great-great-nephews: Stephen Navone, William Brady, Jr., Rylan & Braiden Persaud; and several cousins.  Rosalie was a former employee of the Gorton Coy Department Store.  She and Allie enjoyed fishing, especially in Redwood, NY and traveling to Major League ball games –there weren’t too many Major League teams they missed.  Allie was an accomplished violinist & Rosalie loved to travel with him throughout the area when he played.  The family will receive relatives & friends at Grace Episcopal Church on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 from 10 to 11 AM with a Solemn Requiem Mass there at 11 AM.  Burial at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Flowers will be provided by the family.  Donations to Grace Church Memorial fund in Rosalie’s name would be greatly appreciated or to Southern Tier Hospice (Envelopes will be available).  Arrangements entrusted to Kalic Funeral Home. –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

RUMSMOKE Dale Conrad Rumsmoke

79, of Lynchburg Virginia, died Thursday December 6, 2012. He was the husband of Jacqueline Lovell Rumsmoke. Dale was born October 29, 1933 in Constancia, NY a son of the late Lester Charles Rumsmoke and the late Eleanor Williams Rumsmoke. Dale honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was active in the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, was serving as President of the Hersy Basham/Hill City Magicos Assembly #32 of the Society of American Magicians, and was a past-president of the local union of the International Alliance of Theatrical & Stage Employee's, and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. In addition to his wife he is survived by his son David J. Rumsmoke and his wife Kim of Evington, his daughter Rebecca Ann Rumsmoke of Lynchburg, his brother Garth L. Rumsmoke of Elmira Heights, NY, five grandchildren; David, Christopher, Kayla, Ariel, and Nichole, and two great-grandchildren. Remains to be removed to Forest Lawn Cemetery Elmira NY at a later date.   Star Gazette – December 15, 2012

 

RUSSELL - 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) Russell, died peacefully on Sunday, December 9, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 81. Marguerite (Greenwalt) married Harold Leighton Jessup, January 21, 1923 at the Oakwood Avenue United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, NY and celebrated 55 wonderful years of life and love together, prior to his passing, December 5, 2005. Her sister-in-law, Patricia Jessup also predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved children, Marcia (Dennis) Boor of Elmira, NY, Laurie Jessup of Cary, NC, Michael (Amy) Jessup of Scotia, Melanie (Robert) Cassarly of Elmira, NY; much loved grandchildren, Kelli (Brett) French, Jeremy Boor and Ryan Boor, all of Elmira, NY, Kelsey Jessup and Skyler Jessup, both of Scotia; adored great-granddaughter, Olivia Rose French; brother, Russell (Rita) Greenwalt of Painted Post, NY; sister-in-law, Donna Jean Benedict of Fort Meyers, FL; brother-in-law, Walter Jessup of Caton, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and friends. Marguerite was employed by the Town of Southport as a clerk in the Assessor's office for several dedicated years. She was a shop-a-holic, enjoyed her crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. 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 12/11/2007.

RUTH - BEGELL Anna M. (Ruth)
Loving Wife and Mother - Age 34, of Elmira, NY, died December 23, 2009 very unexpectedly at home. Anna is survived by her loving husband, Christopher Begell; her daughters, Kimberly Whitaker, Kylie Rhodes of Rochester; step sons, Dylan and Logan Begell; mother, Connie Ruth Vergeson; sister, Brenda Ryan; as well as several nieces and nephews, all of Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her father, Edward Ruth. Anna adored her dogs, "Akasha" and "LaBatte". She was a loving wife and mother who loved to read in the comfort of her own home. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904 Wednesday, December 30th, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will remain private. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. Donations maybe made to Glove House Inc., 457 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY 14904; or Second Place East, in care of the Samaritan Center, 380 South Main Street, Elmira, NY 14904.   Published in Star-Gazette from December 25 to December 29, 2009

GEORGE B. RUTH age 71 of South Creek Road, Pine City, N.Y., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1975 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Friends may call at the Olthof Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 1 p.m. the Rev. Coley Harrison officiating.  Burial Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by sons, Edward Ruth of Millerton, Robert Ruth of Elmira, George Ruth of Conn.; daughter, Mrs. June Kelley of New London, Conn.; sisters, Eleanor Miller of Jacksonville, Fla., Frances Coles of Pine City RD; brother, Augustine Ruth of Pine City RD 1; grandchildren, Marilyn, Kathy, Janet, Robert, Edward, Jill, Anna; great-grandchild, Christine.  Mr. Ruth was a member of Elmira Loyal Order of Moose No. 541.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/13/1975

RUTTER BETTY M KIRKENDALL
Betty M. Age 77, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Thursday, September 28, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Betty was born May 17, 1929 in Mount Union, PA, daughter of the late George and Margaret (Lyter) Rutter. Betty retired from Thatcher Glass after many years of service. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Ann (Michael) Widmyer of Lewistown, PA; son, Raymond (Carol) Whitsel Sr. of Elmira; stepsons, Raymond Kirkendall of Elmira, and Curtis Kirkendall of Eugene, OR; sisters, Goldie Graciano of Harrisburg, PA, Anna Shingler of Mill Creek, PA, and Violet Hughes of Allenport, PA; brothers, Clarence Rutter of Three Springs, PA, Kelly (Mable) Rutter of Newton Hamilton, PA, Jack (Annette) Rutter of Elmira, and Robert Rutter of Corning, NY; grandsons, Raymond Whitsel Jr. and Bryan Ellis, both of Elmira. Betty was predeceased by her husband, John in 2004; sister, Mary Rosenberry; brother, Elmer Rutter. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at 1 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Betty can be made to a charity of one's choice.

RYGWALSKI ANN S. ISAACS
Ann S. Age 90, of Fisherville, NY, died on September 25, 2006. Ann was born on May 21, 1916 in Morris Run, PA to the late Bernard and Sophie (Swjcihowski) Rygwalski. Ann was predeceased by her husband, David Isaacs in 1973; sons, David and Richard Isaacs; brother, Edward Ringwalski; and sisters, Agnes Marsh and Veronica McQuestin. Survivors include her daughters, Jo Ann (Robert) Decker of North Fork, CA, and Barbara Williams and family of CT; son, Jack Isaacs of New Orleans, LA; grandchildren, Robert Decker, Melanie Isaacs, Tracy Mustico and Peggysue Potter; nephew, Harry Marsh; sister-in-law, Betty Butler. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, September 29th, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will take place on Monday, October 2nd, at 10 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
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