All people are arranged by SURNAME AT BIRTH rather than by married alias.
SIMPSON James E., Jr.
Age 73 of Elmira, died May 14, 2012 after a long strong fight against cancer. Survived by wife of 41 years, Nancy E. Coolbaugh Simpson; sons, James (Heather Bill) E. Simpson III, Charles (Jennifer A.) A. Simpson Sr., James E. Simpson IV, Ryan M. Simpson; daughter, Edith (Michael Monteiro) N. N. Simpson Jordan; grandchildren, Jeanette, Cassidy & Charles Simpson, Nancy & Adam Jordan (William D. Jordan Jr.), John, Montanna (Debra Simpson), Dillon, Abram, & Taren Simpson; also raised as his sons, Ted & Steven Hill, all of Elmira; brother, Bert Simpson, Addison, NY; sisters, Martha (Dewayne) Clark, Corning, Stella (Robert) Wood, Penn Yan, Sharron Henshaw, Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins; predeceased by parents, Nellie Vandusen & James E. Simpson Sr.; brothers, Ed, Leon, John, & Billy Keagle; sisters, Eva Keagle & Felina Simpson. Jim was a Loving and Devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather and would never hesitate to help anyone. He retired from Corning Inc. after 38 years of service. He was a dedicated employee and continued to work after retirement for O'Connors express and the Elmira City School district. Jim was a US Navy Veteran, avid hunter, fisherman and sportsman especially for the Buffalo Bills. James also was a Deacon and member of the Lake St. Presbyterian Church. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Thursday, May 17th, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. His Funeral Service there on Friday, May 18th, at 11 a.m. Rev. Don Knapp officiating with Military Honors to follow. Burial at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Star Gazette – May 16, 2012
SIUDA, Richard E. "Dick"
Age 84, born in Buffalo, NY on November 4, 1924 to Stanley and Martha (Bernas) Siuda, and died Monday, February 02, 2009, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Dick was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Mary Louise Hewitt, in 1994. He is survived by sons, Kevin E. (Darlyn), Elmira, John (Blanca), Pine City, Richard M. (Katie), South Carolina; daughters, Maureen (Greg) Joslin, Pine City, Mary Catherine Morris, Horseheads; 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins; brother-in-law, Lawrence (Ann Marie) Hewitt of Scranton. Dick was a retired Letter Carrier at USPS, a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, Member & Former Officer of N.A.L.C. Br 21, a member of Elmira Elks BPOE #62 for 55 years. Dick was a graduate of E.F.A., Class of ´43; served his Country in the US Navy during WWII in both the Atlantic and Pacific and survived the sinking of the USS Murphy DD 603. Richard was a longtime resident of Elmira's Eastside, living on East Avenue. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday, February 4th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. a prayer service there at 9:15 a.m. Thursday followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, Father Thomas O'Brien, Celebrant. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. The family extends their thanks to Mark Williams and the staff of Bartons Adult Home and a sincere and heartfelt thanks to the professional and caring Staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Family will provide flowers. Donations may be made to Blessed Sacrament Parish or Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home.) Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/3/2009 - 2/4/2009
SMITH Alex Dustin
Age 17 months, of Elmira, NY. He was born May 12, 2005 in Elmira, to Roberto R. Smith, Sr. and Melanie Kelley and died Sunday, October 22, 2006, unexpectedly at home. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Roberto "RJ" Smith, Jr.; sisters, Moniena Smith, Selena Kelley, and Olivia Haynes; maternal grandparents, James E. (Wilma Baker) Kelley, Jr. of Elmira, and Sharon M. (Bill Bastian) Kelley of Pine Valley; paternal grandparents, Michelle (Terino) Dickinson of Syracuse, NY, and Steven Muniz of VA; maternal great-grandmother, Jean (GeGe) Smith of PA; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins, including special uncle and aunts, James E. III and Laura J. Kelley, Sue M. (aunt Suebee) Kelley, all of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, October 27th from 10 to 11 a.m. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
SMITH Barbara Mae
Loving Sister Was born December 21, 1921 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Marvin R. and Mildred E. (Jordan) Smith, died peacefully on Monday, June 12, 2006, at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY, at the age of 84. She is survived by her beloved sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Earl Titus of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family at the Tioga Nursing Facility. At her request there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services on Thursday, June 15, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Jerusalem Hill Elmira, NY. Pastor Clifford Proper will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.
EARL W. SMITH
Earl W. Smith, 71, of Millerton RD1, died Tuesday, March 8, 1960. He was a member of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Lucy Smith; sons, Marion B. Smith, Pine City, NY, Donald E. Smith, Elmira, NY; brother, Norman Smith, Corning, NY; 7 grandchildren. Body is at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends may call Wednesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held in the Jackson Summit Baptist Church on Friday at 1:30 pm, the Rev. Herman Theetge officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
SMITH - JOHNSON, Jeannine D.
Age 78, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at her home on Friday, April 18, 2008, from leukemia. Jeannine was born on May 23, 1929, daughter of the late Walter and Laberta Smith. Jeannine has been a member of the Elmira Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include her daughters, Diane (Kevin) Rix of Elmira, and Jeannine Wagner of Oregon; sons, Jeffrey Johnson and friend, Candy of Elmira, and Stephen (June) Johnson of Washington; grandchildren, Joshua and Kyle Carpenter, Jeff (Katie) Wagner, Jess, Jared and Rachel Johnson. Jeannine was predeceased by her husband, Carl Johnson in 2001; son-in-law, Charles Wagner. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Jeannine's family would like to thank Dr. Leonid Segal and Dr. Thomas Gustafson for the compassionate care they provided to Jeannine. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/20/2008.
SMITH JESSICA L. CAMP.
Former Owner of Jess & Gil’s Restaurant, age 82 of Collingwood Trailer Park in Horseheads, NY died Monday January 22, 2001 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Mrs. Camp was born June 14, 1918 in Schenectady, NY the daughter of the late John Baptist Smith and Julia T. Lucey Smith. Jess married her husband, Gilbert N. Camp, who pre-deceased her on September 1, 1980. Jess and her late husband owned and operated Jess & Gil’s Restaurant in Elmira for several years. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Camp is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert N. Jr. “Chip” and Michele Camp of Huntersville, N.C.; daughter, Judy Stanton of Niagara Falls, NY; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; adopted daughter, Arlene (Edwin) Hess of Horseheads, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Wednesday January 24, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday January 25, 2001 at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. camp through memorials to the American Lung Association. –Elmira Star Gazette.
SMITH - WILLS
Shirley Mae Smith Age 93, of Elmira, NY died on Saturday, January 27, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Monday, January 29, 2007, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Monday at 6:00 p.m.; the Reverend William Lutz will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 4D Activities Fund, in Shirley's memory. The family would like to thank the staff of 4D at Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the wonderful, loving care given to their Mom.
SMITH Richard W. "Dick"
Age 64, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, with his loving family by his side. Dick was born June 11, 1941 in Elmira, son of John and Frances (Gural) Smith. He married his wife, Gayle M. Davis on June 10, 1967. He retired from Anchor Glass after 39 years of service. Dick loved to hunt, fish, and camp on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, but most of all spending time with his family was his life. Dick served our country in the US Army during the Vietnam War, and was an active member with the American Legion Post# 154 in Elmira Heights. Survivors include his wife, Gayle, of 38 lovely years; daughter, Kathleen (Thomas) Collins of Elmira; sons, Timothy (Holly) of Kennendale, TX, and Jeffrey of Orlando, FL; mother, Frances Smith of Elmira; sister, Patricia Rice of Elmira; brother, John Smith of Elmira; nephews, David Rice, Jason Taylor and Michael Crawley; mother-in-law, Margaret Clarke of Elmira; sister-in-law, Barbara (Leonard) Grant of VA; brother-in-law, Richard Davis of AZ. Dick was predeceased by his father, John. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, June 15, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 16, 2005, at St. Peter & Paul's Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation at 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.
SMUTZINGER Robert Gunter Smutzinger
93, of Elmira, died peacefully early Sunday morning, October 7, 2012 at Bethany Manor. Born January 12, 1919 in Munson, PA, he was the youngest of eight children of the late Jacob and Ann Smutzinger. He is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor Snyder Smutzinger of Elmira, NY; his daughter, Linda Smutzinger Peterson of Elmira; grandson, Brenton Geoffrey Peterson of Upper Marlboro, MD; granddaughter, Amy Kristina Peterson of Stockton, NJ; granddaughter, Gretchen Elizabeth Porier and her husband, Jonathan Porier with their daughter; his great-granddaughter, Ella Rose Porier of Tell City, IN; nieces, Barb Cacciotti of Elmira, Gwendolyn Pease of Bethlehem, PA, Shirley Hancock of Elmira; great-niece Beth Ann Cacciotti of Elmira, along with several additional nieces and nephews; his Beloved 1988 Buick Electra. He was a proud Marine Corps Veteran (1942-1945) of World War II serving with the Marine Air Casual Squadron 4 in the Pacific as an Aircraft Armorer from 1943-1944. After being released from active duty for WWII Bob and Eleanor moved back to Phillipsburg, PA where he opened his own sporting goods shop. He offered bicycle repair and gunsmith services. Their next move was to Elmira, NY to be closer to the family owned Seneca Lake property. Over the next few years Bob, Eleanor and the Snyder family worked to build the family cottage that remains today as Red Cedar Terrace. Bob went to work for Westinghouse Corporation after the move to Elmira, and retired from there, where he worked as a Maintenance Foreman, after 30 dedicated years of employment. Bob was a devoted father, husband, grandfather, and uncle to his family members. He had a passion for fishing and spending time at Red Cedar Terrace with his family. He also relished in his tinkering with his tractors, cars, and odd projects. He was always quick to help a person in need and worked tirelessly to provide a well maintained and cared for home for his family, as well as quality rental apartments. He took pride in his careful workmanship with his carpentry, lawn tending, and home repair projects. Bob had a saying for every occasion and a joke to light up everyone's face. A very special thank you to Bethany Manor Skill 3 for their tender loving care and their appreciation of Bob's sense of humor. Friends may call on Friday October 12th, from 10:30-11:30am at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME with funeral services at 11:30am. Rev. Krista R. Mendoza Officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with full military honors. In Lieu of flowers please feel free to make donations in Bob's name to Habitat for Humanity, the SPCA, or the Marine Corps Toys for Tots. Star Gazette – October 9, 2012
SNYDER Barbara Ann "Aunt Barb"
Residing on Underwood Ave. died peacefully in her sleep Friday December 23, 2005. Born on March 16, 1932 in Elmira, Barbara was the daughter of Fred F. & Jennie Neily Snyder. She graduated from the 1950 class of EFA and attended Jean Summers Business School. Barbara was always a very independent person who was very devoted to her many interests which included golfing, sewing, gardening, arts, crafts, and homemaking. She retired from Corning Inc. in 1994 in a management position as a Domestic Transportation Analyst following 32 years of dedicated service. While there she earned several merit awards for outstanding job performance. Barbara enjoyed shopping and visited Wegmans Grocery Store daily. She was a well respected professional career women who was cherished by her surviving family. A sister, Virginia Herrick; three nephews, Mark Herrick, Mike (Kristie) Herrick all of Elmira; Kenneth (Julie) Reynolds, Youngstown, OH; three nieces, Jennifer Herrick, Elmira; Kathryn (Boris) Charlanow, Lowman; Susan (Bernie) Larose, Horseheads; nine great nieces and nephews, Ashley, Megan, Sophia and Olivia Herrick, Lara (Tom) Neiles, Yuri Charlanow, Ryan Larose, Carissa and Cara Reynolds; a close and loved friend, Kathleen Herrick, Elmira. Barbara was predeceased by her sister, Mary Reynolds in September of 2004. Barbara requested her services remain private with the Reverend Donald Hoff officiating. She will be buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Because of her love for animals her family requests all memorials be directed to the Chemung County SPCA in her memory.
SNYDER - PARSONS
Phyllis M. Loving Mother and Grandmother Age 74 of 70 Ridge Road Horseheads, NY died on Monday June 19, 2000. Mrs. Parsons was born March 9, 1926 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Glenn and Freida Miller Snyder. Phyllis was pre-deceased by her husband, Alfred W. Parsons Jr., on September 9, 1984. She was also pre-deceased by several brothers and sisters. There will be no prior calling hours. Private Funeral and Committal Services will be conducted at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Lorna McKendry will officiate. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Parsons through memorials to a charity of one's choice. Mrs. Parsons is survived by her children: Pam Parsons & Jeff Miles and Michelle Parsons who cared for her in her home, Jack Parsons, Linda and Daniel Chapman, Glenn and Carol Parsons, Sue Parsons, Mark and Tara Parsons, Stephen and Deborah Parsons, and Michael and Mary Parsons; sister: Marilyn Middaugh; brothers: Donald Snyder and Robert Snyder; several grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
SOMOGYI - BIGG, Elizabeth Ann (Somogyi)
Of Wellsburg, NY - Was born March 20, 1911 in Ward, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Stephen Alex and Clara Elizabeth (Krozer) Somogyi, died peacefully on Monday, July 13, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 98. Her loving husband, Frederick Covell Bigg predeceased her on November 2, 1990. She is survived by her beloved son, Wayne T. Bigg; grandson, Wayne D. Bigg; granddaughter, Kelly (Jeff) Tomaseski; great-grandsons, Ryan and Garrett Bigg; brother, Hank (Dot) Somogyi; along with many relatives and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. The Reverend Thomas Wheeland of the Holy Cross Church in Rochester, NY will officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Donations in Betty's name may be directed to the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg, NY 14894; and the Food Bank, 3611 Front Street, Wellsburg, NY 14894. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/14/2009
SOURS Elizabeth VANALSTINE
79, of Port Richey, FL and formerly of Elmira, NY died February 24, 2000 at Brooksville Regional Hospital in Florida. She was born in Sylvania, PA on October 12, 1920 to the late Glen and Lenna Heckett Sours. She worked at Kennedy Valve in Elmira for many years. Survivors include a son and two daughters; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Uhretta French of Elmira. Services were held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira on March 11 with the rev. Don Roe officiating. Officiating at a memorial service in Florida was her nephew, the Rev. Bill Barber, M.Ed. Ofthof Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. “Troy Gazette-Register, Troy, NY Thursday, March 16, 2000
SOURS GERALDINE M. MCNETT
74, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, Springfield, died March 7, 1999, at home. She was born March 29, 1924, in Endicott, N.Y., the daughter of the late Glen and Lenna Hackett Sours. Geraldine enjoyed spending time outdoors. She particularly loved to hunt and fish. She is survived by; her husband, Samuel; daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Michael Voytkowski; daughter, Carol Johnson; son, Gary Farr; and grandsons, Steven and Mark Wells. Friends may call at Roberts Funeral home Inc., Wellsburg, N.Y., Wednesday from 1 to p.m. Funeral services will be held there at 2 p.m. with rev. Harry Barrigar officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, N.Y. at the convenience of the family. Please omit flowers; friends may contribute to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in Geraldine’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
SOURS Geraldine M. MCNETT
74, of Columbia cross roads, RR 2, (Springfield), Pa died March 7, 1999 at home. She was born March 29, 1924 in Endicott, NY the daughter of the late Glen and Lenna Hackett Sours. She is survived by her husband Samuel; daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Michael Voytkowski; daughter, Carol Johnson; son, Gary Farr; and grandsons, Steven and Mark Wells. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg on March 3 with the Rev. Harry Barrigar officiating and interment to be in Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira. Friends may contribute to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 in Geraldine’s memory. “Troy Gazette-Register, Troy, PA Thursday March 11, 1999
SOUTHARD, Albert E.
- Age 68 of Star Route 1, Hernando Fla., formerly of Horseheads. Sunday March 28, 1971. Friends may call at the Van Buskirk - Lynch Funeral Home, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. & Thursday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday 2 p.m. the Rev. Fred S. Kelsey. Forest Lawn Memorial Park. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
SOUTHARD Mrs. Pearl (Southard) Lattin
Age 79 of Apache Shores, Florida formerly of Horseheads, unexpectedly on Friday, November 9, 1979. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral & committal services there Tuesday at 11 a.m., Rev. Otto Makinster officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Survived by son & daughter-in-law, Jack & Isabelle Lattin of Horseheads; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
SPARLING Robert W. Sparling Sr.
Age 68, of Elmira, died unexpectedly Friday, December 31,
2010. He is survived by his wife of 2 1/2 years, Starla (Klein) Sparling and
predeceased by his first wife of 37 years, Theresa Sparling. Bob has three
children, Robert (Barbara) Sparling of Pine City, Karalyn (Wade) Hill of San
Antonio, TX and Margaret (Bob) Green of Pine City and has two stepchildren, David
and Yolanda Klein. He is also survived by his brothers, Stewart Sparling, Jr.
of Albany, NY, Raymond Sparling, Sr. of Long Island, NY, Larry Sparling of DE,
Conrad John Sparling, Gary Sparling; and sister, Alice Buesker of Queens, NY.
He also has nine grandchildren, Stephanie Hill, Bobby Sparling, Mandy Macy,
Cassandra Hill, James Hill, Katie Green, Billy Sparling, Emily Green; and two
great grandchildren. Bob was one of nine children and had a very special bond
with his youngest brother, Gary. Bob served his country in the United States
Army from 1959-1963 in Korea. Bob was a mechanic in the Elmira area for several
years including owning his own shop, Bob's Auto Repair. He was an active member
of the VFW Post 901 and the American Legion. He has held several positions
throughout the years. Bob enjoyed playing golf, playing Gumby slot machines at
the casinos and playing Jungle Gin on the computer. Bob was also an avid Dallas
Cowboys fan. He was proud of his vegetable garden, loved to laugh and made friends
wherever he went. Family and friends are invited to share their memories at
Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport
Wednesday, January 5, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a brief service to
follow at 7 p.m. Reverend Richard Farrell will officiate. A private burial will
take place on Thursday, January 6, 2011, in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Star Gazette – January 4, 2011
SPENCER - BELL
Alma L. Age 78 of 426 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA died on Friday, August 3, 2001. Her husband, John R. Bell, Sr., predeceased Alma. She is survived by a daughter, Donna Searfoss; and two sons, John and Robert Bell; two sisters, Juanita Bryant and Pauline Brewer; and a brother, Clairmont (Pete) Spencer. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens on Monday from 7-9:00 PM and Tuesday at the Milan United Methodist Church from 12-1:00 PM. Funeral and Committal Services will follow at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Jason Guillaume, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira. Memorial donations may be directed to the Milan United Methodist Church, Milan, PA 18831.
SPENCER Juanita B. Bryan
Age 91 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Montour Falls, NY.
Juanita was born December 1, 1920 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Lloyd
and Alice Longwell Spencer. She married her husband Charles R. Bryan who
pre-deceased her on November 11, 1994. Juanita was also pre-deceased by her
sons Jack Kellogg, Richard Buchanan, and John Mann Sr. Juanita was a terrific cook
and waitress at several restaurants including The Wigwam in Montour Falls and
Tally-Ho Restaurant in Lowman, NY. Mrs. Bryan loved her family and friends and
treasured the time she spent with them especially her grandchildren. Juanita is
survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Glenda & James Dilly of Rochester,
NY; son and daughter-in-law: Theodore & Marie Mann of Springwater, NY;
step-son: Charles R. Bryan Jr. of Texas; sister: Pauline Brewer of
Willliamsport, PA; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST
BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Thursday December 15, 2011 from 3-7 PM. Mrs.
Bryan's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday December
16, 2011 at 11 AM with Minister Dan Dykes officiating. Juanita will be laid to
rest next to her husband Charles in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY.
The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing my remember Mrs.
Bryan through memorials to The Alzheimer's Support Group P.O. Box 588 Elmira,
NY 14902-0588. Star Gazette – December 14, 2011
John A. SPIAK SR.
Lowman, NY died Sunday, February 8, 1998. He was a
United States Air Force veteran, worked for the Chemung County Department of
Social Services for 18 years and was a senior parole officer for the state of
New York for nine years in Ogdensburg, NY. He is survived by his wife of
27 years, Kathleen Spiak three sons and two grandchildren; mother, Gladys Spiak
of Lowman, NY; sister, Gladys (Robert) Hart of Beaver Dams, NY; brothers,
William (Lorraine) Spiak of Columbia Cross Roads, PA and Richard D. Spiak of
Elmira, NY; sisters, Mary (Merill Jr.) Morgan of Erin, NY, Roseanna (David)
Truesdale of Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews. John was
predeceased by his father, William B. Spiak. Funeral services were held
at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on February 13 with Pastor Phillip Caruso
officiating and interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with full
SPIEGAL Vivian E. Freeman
Age 94, formerly of Casterline Rd., in town of Baldwin,
died on Monday, January 16, 2012 at the Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Vivian
was born on August 4, 1917 in Toronto, Canada, daughter of the late Joseph and
Iva (Verbeck) Spiegal. Vivian spent her life as a homemaker; having raised her
own children and according to her count, cared for forty to fifty foster
children throughout her lifetime. In her limited spare time, she loved
gardening and her flowers. Often too, one might catch her reading on the deck
that overlooked her yard. Vivian is survived by her son, Curtis W. (Ann)
Freeman of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Darlene Freeman of Newton, Mass, Glenn
Freeman of Horseheads, Tammie Gayer and Greg Freeman, both of FL, Clint Freeman
of Elmira, Barbara Zajack of Middletown, CT, Kathy Perdigao of Sarasota, FL,
Eric Lawson of Chantilly, VA and Michael Lawson of Elmira; several great
grandchildren. Vivian was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred L. Freeman;
daughter, Barbara J. Lawson; sons, Noel J and Owen D. Freeman. It was Vivian's
wish that no services be held for her. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn
Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Vivian's family would like to
thank ST Hospice, especially Linda and Bethany Manor staff for the devoted care
provided to Vivian. Star Gazette – January 18, 2012
SPITTEL William Ray
William "Ray" William "Ray" Spittel, 70, of Honesdale, PA, and formerly of Millerton, PA died Saturday, February 25, 2006, at Wayne Woodlands Manor in Waymart. He was husband of the former Joyce M. Brundidge. The couple would have celebrated their 50th anniversary this Aug. 24th. Born July 15, 1935 in Catonsville, MD, he was the son of the late Mary Susan Edan. He was retired after 38 years of employment from the former Moore Business Forms. He then was employed at Wayne Memorial Hospital prior to his illness. He was an avid die casts collector, mainly cars, trucks, and planes. He had a collection over 5000 pieces. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His grandchildren knew his as "Pop-Pop." Ray will be remembered as a kind and gentle man. Surviving are three daughters and two sons, Connie Hansen and husband, Mike of Archbald, PA, Mary Swendsen and husband, Fred of Waymart, PA, Bethann Smith of Honesdale, PA, Mike Spittel and wife, Beverly, Beach Lake, PA and Steve Spittel of Palmetto, FL. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, two sisters, Jackie Peterson and husband, Richard and Sandy Reynolds; mother-in-law, Arline Brundidge; sister-in-law, Jane and husband Mark Young; an uncle, Harold Baker and wife, Evelyn; one aunt, Evelyn Insogna; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Spittel who died June 17, 1979. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hessling Funeral Home, 428 Main St. Honesdale, PA. A memorial service will be held at Millerton Wesleyan Church on Saturday, March 4 at 11:30 a.m. in the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Millerton, PA. He will be buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Millerton, PA 16936.
Age 94, formerly of Elmira, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, in Bradenton, FL. He was predeceased by parents, Samuel and Sarah Squires; brothers, Bert H., Glen, and William. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 76 years, Dorothy (Bowen), a native of Athens, PA; daughters, Barbara (Skip) Mills of Elmira, NY, Beverly (Michael) Lopes of Spring Hills, FL; son, Donald (Carmen) of Boston, MA; ten grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was a Nationwide Insurance Co. agent in Elmira for 35 years, an active member and past officer of Central Christian Church, and a member of Kiwanis club. A memorial service will be held at Central Christian Church, Saturday, August 19, 2006, 3:00 p.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Those who wish may make a donation in his memory to the American Heart Association.
PAUL R. STAMM age 66 of Phoenix, AZ formerly of Elmira Heights, Monday, February 1, 1993 at John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. There will be no services. Burial Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira. Local arrangements by Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats. Survived by wife, Barbara Stamm, Canary Islands; sister, Patricia Keach, Horseheads; brother, William Stamm, Binghamton; several nieces and nephews. Born November 13, 1926 in Binghamton the son of Paul L. and Marjorie Garrison Stamm. He was a graduate of Thomas Edison High School, Elmira Heights and the Central Radio School in Kansas City, MO. He was retired from General Electric of Syracuse. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/33/1993
STANSFIELD - HOPPE, Kathleen A.
Age 77, of Endicott, NY and formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully on Saturday evening, January 10, 2009. Kathleen was born on April 4, 1931, a daughter of Ernest and Helen Kosloski Stansfield. She was a 1951 graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing and worked as a RN for many years, including at Albany Medical Center. Kathleen is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Norman Hoppe; children, Debra (Perry), Susan, Sharon (Jamie), David and Jessica (Lawrence); grandson, Corey; granddaughter, Ashley; mother, Helen Stansfield; brother, Jerry Stansfield; and sister, Patricia (Kenneth) Hooker. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. with her Funeral Service being held at 2:30 p.m. Mrs. Hoppe will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/12/2009
STANTON A. MARGE COVERT
age 83 of Pine City, NY died on Tuesday, January 12, 1999 in the privacy of her daughter’s house surrounded by her loving family. Marge was born in Troy, PA on October 18, 1915 to the late Horace B. and Hilda (Vanderwall) Stanton. Survivors include her three daughters, Sharon Perry of Elmira, Mary and William Jann & Ruth and John Jasiczek all of Pine City, NY; step-children, Isobel Seubert of PA, E. Richard and Angela Covert of NY; grandchildren, Charles, Michael (Diana), Joseph (Wendy), Brian, Kelly, James (Rachel) Perry & Todd Orme; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Amanda, Cameron Perry; 3 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Russell and Charolotte Stanton, Horace and Lois Stanton Jr., all of FL; also several nieces and nephews and special K-9 friends, Brandy & MacGuyver. In addition to her parents, Marge was predeceased by her loving husband, Emerson J. Covert in 1987, a brother, Marvin Stanton and a sister, Marion Donalds. Marge was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Elmira, NY. She was a very active volunteer with the Meals on Wheels Program. Marge loved to crochet doilies and gather her family together to play cards. She was a wonderful loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed by all. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira, NY on Friday, January 15, 1999 from 2-4 & 7-9 P.m. A funeral service will be held there on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. David Hays officiating. A procession will follow to the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY for an interment service. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Marge’s name to either Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY or the Centenary United Methodist Church, 424 S. Main St., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette
STEPHENSON Gary D.
68, of Wellsburg, NY, died at his residence on Sunday, December 21, 2008. He was the loving husband of the late Clara (Roupp) Stephenson who passed in May of 1994. Gary was born on August 29, 1940 in Prospect, PA, son of the late Alfred and Nettie (Kummer) Stephenson. Gary worked as a therapy aide for the Elmira Psychiatric Center. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing. Gary also collected coins, knives, and swords. Gary is survived by his son, Roy D. (Claire) Stephenson of Wellsburg, NY; his daughters, Karen Stephenson and fiancé, Carl Manoogian of Burlington, KY, Kay Roupp of Elmira, NY; his grandchildren, Erin and Alfred Stephenson; and his companion, Margaret Chaffee of Wellsburg, NY. Gary was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Clara; and his grandson, Ryan Stephenson. Family and friends are welcome to call from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 4, 2009, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service to honor Gary's life will be held after the viewing at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday the 4th, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Gary's name to American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; or to American Cancer Society, 1948 East 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/23/2008
STIMMERMAN - MAUS, Ruth Ava
Formerly of Dalrymple Ave. - Pine City, NY died peacefully on Saturday, December 19, 2009, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Elmira, NY, at the age of 93. She was born April 28, 1916 in Elmira, the daughter of the late William and Bessie (Robinson) Stimmerman. Her loving husband, Donald C. Maus; and beloved daughter, Sandra, predeceased her. Her brothers, Robert, Charles, Daniel, Richard Stimmerman; and sister, Anna Swan, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Don and Karen Maus of Gillett, PA; brothers, Orrin Stimmerman of Florida, Carl (Joanne) Stimmerman of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Sherry (Tim) Todd, Lisa (Jeff) Carlson, Mark (Amy) Murdough, Todd (Patricia) Murdough, Kathleen Lockhart, Sarah (Peter) Fagan, Rachel Maus; great-grandchildren, Erin and Kelly Todd, Kayla and Marcella Carlson, Amber, Ryan and Alexandra Murdough, Joshua Murdough, Christopher and Eric Fagan; along with two great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was a faithful member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, an avid reader, liked to crochet and above all else, loved and enjoyed her family. A gathering of her family and friends will take place on Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 7:30 p.m. The Reverend Bill Vallet will celebrate Ruth's service. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871, in memory of Ruth. Published in Star-Gazette on December 21, 2009
STIRRUP John Russell Stirrup
Born March 12, 1973. died on December 21, 2011. Johnny is
survived by his loving wife Maria. Son of John and Belinda Stirrup. His 3
children Zachery, Cassie, and Tayanna were the Joy of his Life. Brothers and
family Russell, Jennifer, and Olivia Stirrup. Thomas and Alyssa Stirrup. Aunt
and Uncles Howard (Lori) Crouthamel & Family, Dave Crouthamel & family,
Jennifer Grist & Family, Winfield (Anita) Crouthamel & Family. Johnny
was the Grandson of Josephine & Howard Crouthamel, Sr., where he enjoyed
many childhood memories. Mother & Father-in-law, Robert & Donna
Burbank, Brother-in-law Max Gesford. Friend Karen Carrigan. John lived in
Elmira most of his life and graduated from EFA in 1991. John worked at Trayers
for 13 yrs. In 2004 moved to Manchester, GA where he worked as a Highway Dept
Supervisor. Johnny will be remembered for his warm smile, sense of humor, his
kind and caring spirit and for being a loving father to his children. Burial
was at Forest Lawn Cemetery where he was laid to rest next to his Grandparents.
The Stirrup family would like to give a heartfelt Thank You to his Family,
Friends, Potter Family, Sencea Bev. Corp, Tops Market & Rev. Pastor Hack.
We are truly grateful for your sympathy and support in our time of sorrow and
loss. Star Gazette – January 4, 2012
STONE MRS. CORA M. HATTON
age 61 of 3064 Hutler Ave., Horseheads, Friday, May 7, 1976 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital. Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday 2 p.m. Rev. Gerald F. Wright, Sr. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Survived by husband, Clarence E. Hatton; daughter Mrs. Donald (Anna Belle) Palmer of Erin; granddaughters, Donna and Dawn Palmer; mother, Mrs. Zoa Stone of Burlington, Pa.; brother, Sylvester Stone of Leroy, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Dean (Alma) Seeley of Canton, Pa. Mrs. Hatton was a member of Latta Brook Home Bureau and attended Wesleyan Church of Horseheads. –Elmira Sunday Telegram -5/9/1976
Howard F. ‘Stoney’ STONE JR.
age 69 of Gillett, Pa died Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at home. Howard was born August 4, 1930 in Elmira, NY, son of Howard and Martha (Shaver) Stone Sr. He was employed as a truck driver for S.C. Hanson and Son. Howard served his country in the US Army National Guard from 1948 to 1956. Howard was a life member and very active as a volunteer fireman for 31 years in the South Creek Fire department. He was a life member of the MY Penn. Firemen’s Association where he also served as a delegate and past president. He was also a member of Post 0945 of the American Legion, Fassett Baptist Church and a director of the South Creek Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Doris I. (Sheets) Stone of Gillett; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah L. and David Rockwell and Cynthia A. and Michael Culver, all of Gillett; sons and daughters-in-law, Howard F. and Tonya Stone III of Elmira, NY, Robert O. and Sandy Stone of Garner, NC, Jeffrey J. Stone and Gillett, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Laverne and Marian Stone of OH; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Clayton Templar St. of Elmira; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held June 29 at the Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Donald D. Rockwell officiating and interment to be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A memorial service was held by the NY-Penn Firemen’s association and the South Creek Fire Department. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, July 6, 2000
STORCH Rev. Welling R.
74, of New Haven, NY and Lakeland, FL, died on January 2, 2009 at Good Shepherd Hospice Care, Auburndale, FL. Born in Elmira, NY to Welling A. and Grace Rutty Storch on September 5, 1934. Welling was a United Methodist Pastor for 32 years, retiring in 1998. During his career, Welling served the Millport, Wellsburg/ Lowman, Red Creek/ Westbury and Watertown First United Methodist churches. Welling was predeceased by his wife, Helen; and son, Kevin. He was a member of the Elks, Masons and Eastern Star. Welling is survived by daughters, Helen (Lonny) Drake of Red Creek, NY and Denise Storch of Lakeland, FL; his son, Welling P. (Cindy) of Phoenix, AZ; and grandchildren, Ryan and Brittany Storch of Phoenix, AZ. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any of his previous churches, Dempster Campmeeting Grove, New Haven, NY or Good Shepherd Hospice, Auburndale, FL. He enjoyed camping, bowling and music. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/17/2009
STORMS Eleanor Joan (Storms) Latterell
Was born February 13, 1931 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Grant and Ethel (Horton) Storms Sr. went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, February 24, 2013 surrounded by her loving family at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was preceded in death by her father, Grant and step-mother, Winifred; brother, Robert Storms, sister, Marion Henderson, brother and sister-in-law, Grant and Judy Storms Jr. Her beloved children, Sherry Latterell Hayes and David Latterell also predeceased her. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Ernest C. "Bucky" Latterell; children, Tom M ( Christine ) , Chappy (Mary), Debbie, Tammie, Darcy, Lisa ( Richard Harper ),Millie and Marian; along with over 60 grand, great & great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and her church families. Eleanor graduated Southside High school and retired from Millbrook Bread. She was a servant of the Lord at Elmira Christian Center and Frontline Family Ministry. She ministered with her beloved husband at the Bradford County Nursing Facility and the Woodbrook Retirement Home where she ministered her musical gift on the piano. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Elmira Christian Center 235 East Miller Street Elmira, NY on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Funeral services honoring her life will be celebrated at the end of the visiting. (6 PM) Reverend David Cook , Reverend Belvy White and Reverend Rand Jackson will officiate. Interment will take place on Friday at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Elmira, NY at 11 AM. Star Gazette – February 26, 2013
STRANGER Edna L. (Stranger) Hankinson
Beloved Mother and Grandmother - Age 92, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, September 7, 2012. She was born December 21, 1919 in Athens, PA the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (Northrup) Stranger. Edna is survived by her children, Nancy (George) Ziegler of Elmira Heights, NY, Janet (Robert) Fitzwater of Elmira, NY, Joseph (Betty) Hankinson of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Darryl (Terri) Ziegler of Elmira, NY, Ronald (Anita) Ziegler of West TX, Gonia and Randy McCormick of Wellsburg, NY, Belinda (Robert) Lee of Elmira Heights, NY, Donna (Carl) Saunders of Horseheads, NY, Joey (Stacy) Hankinson of San Diego, CA; sister in-law, June Stranger of Sayre, PA; many wonderful great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Percy; son, Charles R. Farnham Jr; grandsons, Wayne and Douglas Farnham; brothers, Elmer, Robert, Clarence, James, George, John, and Donald; sisters, Ethel and Mary; sisters-in-law, Phyllis, Marie and Doris; daughter-in-law, Jane; along with special friend, Delphine Ziegler, with whom she enjoyed many years of bingo and traveling. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there at 5:00 p.m. Rev. Jackie Epler will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. Special Thanks to Melonie, Rose, and the 6th Floor Staff at Chemung County Nursing Facility for their loving care. Star Gazette – September 9, 2012
JAMES V. STRAUSS
86, of Marshall Street, Horseheads, N.Y., died Sunday, June 26, 1994. Mr. Strauss was a former Bradford County resident. He was a former member of the Horseheads BPOE. He was in production control for Eclipse Bendix from the 1940s until his retirement in 1971. Survivors include his wife of 62 years this September, Helen L. Kiff Strauss of Horseheads, N.Y.; sons and daughter-in-law, A. Richard Strauss of Ithaca, N.Y., and John M. and Josephine Strauss of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law, Linda R. and Marvin M. Bailey of Elmira; brother and sisters-in-law, Donald H. and Ava Kiff of Elmira and John N. and Doris Kiff of Horseheads; grandchildren, James R. Bailey, Marna L. Bailey, Donna Jo Strauss and J.J. Strauss; and great-granddaughter, Monica L. Friends are invited to call at the Smith-Fudge-Marshall funeral Home Wednesday from 1:30 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted there following calling hours at 2 p.m. by his son, the Rev. A. Richard Strauss. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, remembrances would be appreciated to Hospice or to one’s favorite charity. –Elmira Star Gazette.
HARRY KENNETH (KENNY) STULL
age 63 of 221 Brand St., Wednesday, December 16, 1970 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Thursday and Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service there Saturday at 10:00 a.m., the Rev. J. Edward Sale, pastor of Lake Street Presbyterian Church officiating. Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Survived by wife, Ruth Cook Stull; sister, Mildred McCoullough, Bradanton, Fla., step-daughters, Mrs. Lynn (Betty) Jean) Bowen, Mrs. Gerald (Mary Jean) Bowen, Mrs. Gerald (Mary Lois) Compton, Mrs. Mahlon (Shirley) Baldwin, Mrs. Donald (Rebecka) Brimmer, all of Elmira; step-sons, Kenneth, William and Douglas Cook all of Elmira; several grandchildren. Mr. Stull was an employee of Travers Products Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/17/1970
SULLIVAN James R.
Age 73, of 812 Broadway, Southport, died Sunday, December 31, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Wednesday, January 3, 2007, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and again from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at Olthof's on Thursday, January 4th, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Richard Farrell will officiate with full Military Honors accorded. Interment will take place at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the family's convenience. Those wishing may make memorials in Jim's name to the Faulk Cancer Center, C/O the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905 or to the American Diabetes Association, Memorial Program, P.O. Box 1130, Fairfax, VA 22038.
SULLIVAN James R.
Age 73, of 812 Broadway, Southport, died Sunday, December
31, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jim was the son of the late Robert
and Elizabeth Feehan Sullivan. He was born here in Elmira on the 12th day of
June, 1933. Surviving him is his loving wife and friend of 47 years, Mary
Kester Sullivan; daughter, Elizabeth J. Sullivan (Michael Dinkins) of Elmira;
son, Patrick M. (Jeanette) Sullivan of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Barbara S.
(Anthony) Cappucci of Elmira, daughter, Nancy A. German of Pine Valley; his
grandchildren whom he loved and adored, James Patrick, Erin, Ashlyn, Adam,
Dominic, Kaitlyn, Jack, Samantha and Garrison. Several nieces and nephews,
including nephew, Robert Sullivan of MA. In addition to his parents, Jim is
predeceased by his brother, Phillip Sullivan. Family and friends are invited to
gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY,
Wednesday, January 3, 2007, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and again from 7:00
p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at Olthof's on
Thursday, January 4th, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Richard Farrell will
officiate with full Military Honors accorded. Interment will take place at the
Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the family's convenience. Jim was a communicant of
the St. Mary's Church of the Southside. He was proud to be retired from the
United States NAVY after 21 years of protecting our freedom and was a Vietnam
veteran. After his retirement he worked and retired from the United Postal
Service after 20 years. Any free time Jim had was enjoyed on Keuka Lake,
fishing, and he also enjoyed coin collecting. Those wishing may make memorials
in Jim's name to the Faulk Cancer Center, C/O the Arnot Ogden Medical Center,
600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905 or to the American Diabetes Association,
Memorial Program, P.O. Box 1130, Fairfax, VA 22038.
SWAIN Ruth A. Bailey
Age 83 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday June 17, 2011 at
Bethany Manor. Ruth was born July 27, 1927 in Roseville, PA the daughter of the
late Leo and Gertrude Ebert Swain Sr. She married her husband, Merton R.
Bailey, on December 29, 1951 and he pre-deceased her on June 4, 2009. Ruth was
also pre-deceased by her brother Leo "Bud" Swain Jr. Ruth devoted her
life to her husband and raising her family. She loved her family and friends
and treasured the time she spent with them especially her grandchildren. Ruth
is survived by her loving and devoted children Debbie & Bob Adams of Big
Flats, NY Patty & Carl Lewis of Horseheads, NY. Ron & Sue Bailey of
Horseheads, NY, Carol & Max Rich of Horseheads, NY, Paula & Bill Bauer
of Elmira, NY, Peggy & Tom Drake of Horseheads, NY, and Pam Bailey of
Horseheads, NY; 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; several
brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, 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 Sunday June 19, 2011 from 5-7 PM. Mrs.
Bailey's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday June 20,
2011 at 2 PM with the Rev. Paul D. Mills officiating. Ruth will be laid to rest
next to her beloved husband Mert in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY.
The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs.
Bailey through memorials to a charity of one's choice. Star
Gazette – June 18, 2011
SWAN Theodore C. Sr. Formerly of Coldbrook Drive Was born March 11, 1928 in Waverly, NY, the son of the late Theodore D. and Adella (Smith) Swan, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, peacefully at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 79. On June 30, 1951, Theodore married A. Jean Park at the United Methodist Church in Waverly, NY. Prior to her death June 20, 2006, they celebrated 55 wonderful years of life and love together. His nephew, William Phillips and brother-in-law, Garold Phillips predeceased him. He is survived by his beloved children, Linda (Chris) Lockwood of Elmira, NY, Ted Swan Jr. of Elmira, NY, Karen "Kasey" (Will) Clark of Elmira, NY, Barb (Nick) Longo of Ithaca, NY, Tom (Sue) Swan of Elmira, NY; sister, Ruth Phillips of South Waverly, PA; along with ten much loved grandchildren, six adored great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Theodore was a Veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country during WWII. He retired from the Gulf Oil Corp. in Big Flats, NY after many years of dedicated and faithful service as plant operations manager. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, March 16, 2007, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life, celebrated by the Reverend Anne Mowery, will be held there on Saturday, March 17th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park where the Chemung County Veterans Honors Squad will accord Mr. Swan full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the North Chemung United Methodist Church, 677 North Chemung Road, Lowman, NY 14861.
SWANK Terry L.
Age 64, of Horseheads, NY, died on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on September 16, 1949 in Elmira, NY. He was predeceased by his mother, Marie Swank. Terry is survived by his daughter, Jessica Swank of WA; father, Fred Swank of Horseheads; brother, Marty Swank of WI; grandson, Maxamillian Swank of WA and friend, Barbara Pickering of Elmira. Terry was formerly the office manager for Family Services and Bethany Manor. He was a very active volunteer for many civic organizations and he loved to trail hike, canoe and fish. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 5 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – September 21, 2013
SWANK Walter E. Sr.
Of Pine City, NY Age 58 of Orchard Park Road. Monday July 3, 2000 at home surrounded by the family he loved so much. Walter was the son of the late Grace and Walter Swank. He was born in Rochester, NY on February 6, 1942. Surviving Walt is his beloved wife of 37 years Itylene C. Swank of Pine City, NY. Loving sons and daughters in law; Walter (Pamela) Swank Jr. of Wellsburg, NY, Scott (Nancy) Swank of Elmira, NY; Timothy (Heather) Swank of Wellsburg, NY; Justin Swank of Pine City, NY. Eight wonderful grandchildren; Zachary Swank, Raelyn Swank, Ryan Swank, Rachael Swank, Katelyn Swank, Nicolas Swank, Joshua Edwards, Dustin Taylor. Loving brothers, Fred (Marie) Swank of Horseheads, NY, Arthur Alcott (Beth) Swank of Seneca, SC. Loving sister Shirley (Tom) Dean of Wellsburg, NY. Beloved aunt and uncle John and Ruby Tice of Elmira Heights, NY. Several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 6th, 2000, 2pm to 6pm at the Hand in Hand Free Methodists Church, 390 Warnick Street, Elmira, NY 14901 (Across from the Woodlawn National Cemetery). Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 6:00 pm. The Rev. James Payne will officiate. Graveside services will be held at the Forest lawn Memorial Park Friday, July 7th, 2000 at 10:00am. Walt was a valued stockroom clerk at R.K.B. Enterprises for 37 years. He always had a deep connection with his family and his church The Hand in Hand Free Methodist Church. He was very involved with the inner workings of his church, serving active positions as church trustee, church delegate, Christian Education Director, and Head usher. Walt also loved children. He and his wife Itylene opened their hearts and their home to more than three hundred foster children. Providing them with a very loving safe place to sleep. Being the father of three boys he knew the importance for structure and love in young adults. He was very proud to serve as Cub Master for pack#9 and pack#38 of Chemung County for many years receiving the Silver and Bronze statue. His family and friends will remember him as a very loving husband, wonderful father, and grandfather who was an avid fan of NASCAR, great bowler serving on many area leagues. He is and will be missed by many. Memorials may be made in Walter's name to the Building Fund, of the Hand in Hand Free Methodist Church, 390 Warnick Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY. (ESG)
SWANK Vernon F.
Of Chemung NY Age 45, died on Wednesday May 9, 2001 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY following an extended illness. Surviving him is his son, Vernon Franklin Swank, Daughter Kim Nannette Swank. Friend Kevin, Special Friend, Fawn Cady, Parents Irwin Sr. and Regina Swank, Sisters, Gail Decker, Roberta (Dennis) Moore, Johanna (David I) Kinney, Brothers Irvin II (Dawn) Swank, Harry (Cathy) Swank. Numerous Nieces and Nephews, Grand Nieces and Nephews. Uncle Arley and Aunt Martha Sayman, also friends David Decker Sr., Dick Fulmer, John Davidson, Bill Wiesenforth, Gary Cady and numerous others. Vernon was a 1974 Graduate of Athens High School, Athens PA. He was an over the road truck driver all of his adult life and he enjoyed hunting. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Saturday May 12, 2001 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM with Funeral Service there at the conclusion of calling hours Saturday at 12:00 PM The Rev. Christopher W. Gray and Vernon's brother Rev. Harry D. Swank will officiate. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
SWEENEY - GRAVES, Bernice E.
Age 87, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Wednesday, December 17, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was on April 30, 1921in Gillett, PA, to the late Joseph and Frances (Fuller) Sweeney. Bernice is survived by her children, Frances (Rinaldo) Cappucci of Elmira Heights, Kenneth (Sandra) Graves of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Bonny Jo (Harry) Weiskopff of Kernersville, NC; grandchildren, Anthony (Barbara) Cappucci, Debra (Joseph) Harrington, Lisa (Dave) Pfiester, Scott (Andrea) Graves, Michael (Pam) Graves, Christopher (Lori) Graves, Veronda (Scott) Moyer and Kimberly (Jim) Baker; great-grandchildren, Adam Sullivan, Kaitlyn, Dominic and Jack Cappucci, Erica and Derick Harrington, Alexandria, Kasondra and Larissa Pfiester, Zackary, Alexis and Allison Graves, Aleesha and Andrew Moyer, Colby, Charley and Catie Jo Baker. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, December 21st from 3 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will take place there on Monday, December 22nd at 11 a.m. with Pastor Elwyn Patrick officiating. Interment will be held in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the entire 4th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the care given to Bernice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/19/2008
SWIDERSKI Estelle (Hrasdzira) Good
Age 94, of Horseheads, formerly of Jerusalem Hill, Elmira, died Saturday, November 13, 2010. Estelle Anna was born August, 28, 1916 to Stanley and Mary Yop Swiderski Sr. in Garfield, NJ. She married August W. Hrasdzira September 19, 1936. They had five children. August died August 24, 1969 after 33 years of marriage. On February 1, 1972 she married Charles Good who preceded her on June 24, 2003. They enjoyed 31 years of marriage. She was also preceded by granddaughter, Christine Janeski of Elmira; brothers, Joseph, Andrew, Stanley, Walter and Frank Swiderski of New Jersey; son-in-law, Brent Rodabaugh, Horseheads; step daughter-in-law, Betty Lund; step sons, Charles and Donald Good and Bud Luce. She enjoyed, camping, traveling, crocheting, knitting, jigsaw puzzles, and word puzzles. She was a gifted seamstress and an avid reader. Most of all she loved her family. Estelle worked at the Remington Rand then Schweitzer Air Craft where she retired at age 62. She is survived by children, Amy Rodabaugh, Horseheads, Roger (Ruth) Hrasdzira, Big Flats, Kenneth Hrasdzira, Binghamton, NY, Karen (James) Janeski Jr., Carol Hrasdzira, both of Elmira; sister-in-law, Hattie (Hrasdzira) Clark, Horseheads; step daughters-in-law, Esther Good, Horseheads and Delores Luce, Jersey Shore, PA; many grandchildren, step grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins; also special family friends, Mike Smith and Colleen Kowulich. She was a member of the Gold Card & AARP of Elmira Heights. Those wishing may make a donation in Estelle's name to the food pantry of the Blessed Sacrament Parish (envelopes available at the Funeral Home) or to a charity of one's choice. The Family will receive relatives and friends Monday, November 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kalec Funeral Home with her Funeral Service immediately following at 7 p.m. with Rev. Richard Farrell officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Star-Gazette - November 14, 2010
SYDNEY Milton B. Sydney
Age 83, of Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, died Thursday,
December 8, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mr. Sydney, a beloved lifetime
resident of Wellsburg, served both the Village and the Town of Ashland
tirelessly. He began his life of service on the Chemung County Board of
Supervisors from 1960-1965. He went on to serve as a dedicated accountant for
Ingersoll Rand in Athens, PA. In 1987, he was appointed Deputy County Treasurer
for Chemung County and in 1987; he was elected to the position of County
Treasurer where he served until 2002. In the midst of his work life, Mr.
Sydney, who was an avid baseball fan, served as a coach for the Wellsburg
Little League and a key volunteer and local advocate within the Northern Tier
Little League. In this role, he influenced many young people, encouraging them
to work hard and inspired many to do their best. Mr. Sydney was a lifetime
member of the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department, serving as its Secretary for
many years. In addition, he was longtime member of the Kiwanis Club and active
in many major events in the community. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing
with family and friends. Mr. Sydney is survived by two nephews, Paul Sydney and
Steven Sydney and a niece, Carol Sydney Guy, two grand-nephews, Benjamin Guy
and Nathanael Guy and a grand-niece, Sarah Guy. Though he had no children of
his own, Mr. Sydney was an uncle and father figure to many and will long be
remembered for his warmth, kindness, and willing spirit. Family and friends are
to call on Saturday, December 10, 2011, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Roberts Funeral
Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. His service will be held at the
conclusion of calling hours at 3:00 PM with Reverend Patrick Holder
officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn
Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – December 10, 2011
SYKES Newman Mark
World's Best Dad Of Holdridge Street, born May 21, 1920 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Albert and Rose (Hage) Saik (Sykes), "ran home to glory" peacefully on Saturday 18, 2006, at the age of 85. Newman married Joyce O. (Palmer) on January 15, 1945 in the Trinity Episcopal Church in Elmira, NY. Prior to her death, March 31, 2002, they celebrated 57 wonderful years of life and love together. He is survived by his loving children, Linda (Michael) Campagna of Horseheads, NY, Mark Sykes of Elmira, NY, Mary Lou (Michael) Kimball of Horseheads, NY, Janet Truman of Big Flats, NY; beloved grandchildren, Rick (Ineke) Fitzgerald, Sean (Robin) Fitzgerald, Michael Campagna, Jill (Robert) Charles, Shane, Sara, Lindsay and Jimmy Truman; much-loved great-grandchildren, Christopher, Connor, Joshua and Matthew Fitzgerald, Ashley Rose Cardone, Ethan Taylor Cardone, Jordon Robert Charles; along with several neices, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Sykes of Lowman, NY, Shirley Sykes of San Diego, CA; special friend and Pastor, Bill (Eleanor) Wells, and his wonderful sense of humor that always lifted Newman's spirit; friends, Harry Hoyt, Dave Clark (longtime neighbor), Rick Custer, and wonderful friend and breakfast buddy, Lou Denerio; his dear siblings, Selena Sykes, William Sykes, Ferris Sykes, Arthur Sykes, Mable David, George Sykes and Charles Sykes, preceded him in death. Newman retired from Remington Rand after 32 years of dedicated service as a repairman. He loved people and would try to bring a smile to anyone who passed his way. He was known as the "unofficial mayor" of Elmira in this sleepy little town. Newman enjoyed going to rummage sales on his little red scooter. He was blessed with the gift of encouraging others and always being able to look on the bright side of everything. He was always thankful for all the good. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Maranatha Bible Chapel, 774 Sing Sing Road, Horseheads, NY. Celebration services will follow the gathering at 1:00 p.m. His Pastor and friend, the Reverend William Wells, will celebrate Newman's life and honor his memory. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901, in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.. Newman's family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Schiavone, as well as the nurses and staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for the exceptional love and care given to their father. "One step at a time with the Lord". -- Newman M. Sykes
SYMONDS Arthur R.
Age 86 of Elmira, NY. He was born January 13, 1926 in Bath, NY, son of the late Raymond and Bessie (VanDelinder) Symonds and died Monday, September 10, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Margaret; stepchildren Dennis (Amanda) Kirk of Elmira, Debra (Wayne) Davis of Grandville, WV, Kimberly (Bernard Lunduski) Burris of Pine City; brother Robert Symonds and sister Ruby (Owl) Johnson both of Springfield, MS; special nephew Jeffery (Mattie) Brown of Houston, TX; grandchildren Ethan Kirk and Zachary Hurd both of Elmira, Ashley Hurd of Painted Post, Christopher Burris of Elmira, Joshua Burris of Washington, DC and Benjamin Burris of Pine City; great grandson Ryan Hurd. Arthur was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII and retired from Ingersoll Rand with over 40 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, September 14th from 5 to 7 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. Pastor Gail Wilson will officiate. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – September 11, 2012
SYMONDS George B.
Age 63, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, January 16, 2010, at the Bath VA Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born on July 6, 1946 in Elmira, NY to the late George and Evalyn (Pennell) Symonds. George was predeceased by his brother, John Symonds. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Linda (Gilmore) Symonds of Elmira; daughter, Christine (Mike) Morrison of Clarion, PA; grandchildren, Jessica (Brayden) Turner of GA and Zachary (Aimee) Morrison of PA; brothers, James (Margo) Symonds of Elmira and Richard Symonds of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Gwendolyn Ripley and Judy Symonds, both of Elmira; brother-in-law, James (Renee) Gilmore of East Aurora, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Symonds served our Country in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and retired from Anchor Glass after many years of service. He was a dedicated and baptized Jehovah's Witness since 1974. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 20th, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witness, 706 Lena Place, Elmira. A Memorial Service will follow there at 1 p.m., with Brother Stanley Young officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witness. The family would like to thank the 2nd floor staff at the Bath VA Skilled Nursing Facility and the 3B staff at the Bath VA Hospital for the care given to George. In memory of Lois Gilbert. Published in Star-Gazette on January 18, 2010
SZERSZEN FLORENCE (NAN) VANSCHOICK
Florence (Nan) Age 88, died peacefully on Monday, June 26, 2006, in the care of Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY, following a lengthy illness. She was born on April 11, 1918 in Blossburg, PA to the late Edward and Catherine (Lazewski) Szerszen. Florence married Wayne L. VanSchoick in Elmira in July of 1951 and enjoyed 50 wonderful years together. She was a longtime member of the Northside Community Evangelical Church and a member and educator at the Sullivan Street Mission in Elmira. Florence cherished the time she spent with her husband and with her family and friends. Survivors include her son, Rev. Gerald VanSchoick Sr. of Elmira; sister, Teresa Webster of Elmira; granddaughters, Laurie (Mike) Andrus of Elmira and Heather (Mohktar) Mehenni of Astoria, NY; grandsons, Gerald (Deborah) VanSchoick Jr. of Myrtle Beach, SC, Eddie Joe VanSchoick of Alberta, Canada, David (Anna) VanSchoick of Suffern, NY, Michael and Matthew VanSchoick of Michigan; great-grandchildren, Kelly (Jr.) Spivey (Grabowski) of Elmira Heights, Amy and Taylor VanSchoick of Myrtle Beach, SC, Dustin and Holden Andrus of Elmira, Samantha, Christian, Micah and Emily VanSchoick of Suffern, NY, Amina Mehenni of Astoria, NY; great-great-granddaughters, Mariah Spivey and Brookelynn Grabowski of Elmira Heights; many nieces, nephews and cherished friends. Florence was predeceased by her husband, Wayne L. VanSchoick; granddaughter, Sharon Grabowski; sisters, Amelia Casper, Maryanna Szerszen, Lenora Nixson, Martha Brusso, Frances Eames; brothers, Joseph Szerszen, Stanley Szerszen and Aloysius (Al) Szerszen. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for Florence on Friday, June 30th, at 10 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
SZYBURA - LOUNSBURY, Irene M. nee: Szybura
Age 85, of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Elmira, died Sunday, November 4th, 2007. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and a sister-in-law. Irene was a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul's Church and retired from St. Joseph's Hospital. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday, November 8, at 9 a.m. followed by her graveside committal prayers at 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/7/2007.