All people are arranged by SURNAME AT BIRTH rather than by married alias.
Jesse G. A longtime resident of Southport went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday evening, May 14, 2006 at his home in the care of his loving family following an illness at the age of 85. Born on December 18, 1920 in Horseheads, Jesse was the son of Jesse G. & Florence Dilmore VanAmburg. He was a loving husband and companion to Rena Mae Rickner for over 62 years. Together they raised a loving and Christian family who cherish his memory, his children, Roy VanAmburg, Campbell; Patricia & Roger Pollen, Elmira; and Eileen & David Batrony, Southport; four grandchildren, James (Colleen) Pollen; Kathy Pollen, Jeffery Ripley Jr. and Jessica Batrony; two great grandchildren, Kyle and Darren Pollen; brothers, Raymond VanAmburg and George Blanchard, both of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Jesse was predeceased by is daughter-in-law, Donna VanAmburg on June 30, 2003; his brother, Robert VanAmburg and his sisters, Lillian McCarthy and Zella Tidwell. He served his country during WWII in the Army Air Corps. He was employed for many years by American LaFrance and also by A&P Foods. In serving the Lord he was a long time member of the Elmira Christian Center. He found great enjoyment while fishing at his family's cottage on Lamoka Lake. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport this evening, Tuesday May 16, 2006 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Caywood's following the visitation at 8:15 p.m. with the Reverend Belvy White officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY at his families' convenience. Jesse's family requests that memorials be directed to the Elmira Christian Academy, 235 East Miller St., Elmira, NY 14904, in his memory.
VANDERPOOL - Andrew C. Vanderpool, age 79 of 1050 Charles St., Elmira, formerly of Oak St., January 19, 1981 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there Wednesday 2 p.m. The Rev. Kent Lattimer officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. He is survived by six sons, Andrew, Forest and Wesley, all of Elmira, Garfield of Nichols, Rodney of Illinois and Orien of Waverly; five daughter, Pearl Hitchcock of Norwich, Any Daugherty of Elmira, Ann Snowberg of Pine City, Louise Snowberg of Erin, NY and Joyce Myers of Killowagg, NY; two brothers, Orie Vanderpool of Elmira and Leonard Vanderpool of Syracuse; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; cousins. He was an employee of Kennedy Valve. Star Gazette [Elmira, NY] 20 January 1981
VANDERPOOL Richard, Sr. Avid Fisherman Was born February 12, 1936 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Jesse J. and Ethel L. (Avery) Vanderpool, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 24, 2006, peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. His loving wife, Elizabeth Mae (Andrus) Vanderpool; beloved brother, Clyde Vanderpool predeceased him. He is survived by his much-loved children, Richard Vanderpool Jr. of Bath, NY, Will H. Vanderpool of Elmira, NY, Edward R. Andrus of Addison, NY, Pollyann Vanderpool of Hornell, NY; brother, Robert Vanderpool of Elmira, NY; sister, Joan Messinger of Elmira, NY; along with three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. At his request there will be no calling hours. Interment will take place privately and at the convenience of the family in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice in Richard's memory. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the nursing staff at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the outstanding care and love their father received. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.
VANDERPOOL William H.
Of Elmira, NY - Age 45, born July 2, 1964, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at home. William was predeceased by parents, Richard and Elizabeth (Andrus) Vanderpool Sr.; and dearest grandmother, Dortha Andrus. He is survived by Melissa Nigro, fiancée and special friend; brothers, Richard and Edward; sister, Polly Ann; along with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; beloved pets, Mirabelha, his dog; Buddy, his cat. He is also survived by the church congregation and many friends at Hope Baptist Chapel which he attended fervently, also numerous friends and colleagues at Capabilities, Inc. where he worked. He will be sorely missed by all at home, church and workplace. Calling hours at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, September 4, 2009, from 11:00 to 12:00 (noon) with Funeral and Committal Services there at 12:00 p.m. The Reverend David Ivy will officiate. William will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery next to his father and mother. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hope Baptist Chapel, 408 Grove Street, Elmira, NY 14905 or Capabilities, Inc., 1149 Sullivan Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/3/2009
VANDERS - MORSE
Evelyn Of Elmira, NY Was born April 10, 1912 in Towanda, PA, the daughter of the late Jessie and Nellie (McNeal) Vanders, died peacefully on Monday, February 26, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, where she received the utmost love and care. Her beloved daughter, Ervilla Holton predeceased her. She is survived by her loving son, LaVerne Brown of Elmira Heights, NY; much loved grandchildren, Clifford Brown, Michelle (Don) Shipley, Michael (Tina) Brown and Tracey (Chris) Pearson; along with several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Evelyn was a faithful volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital for many dedicated years. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, March 2, 2007, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Elmira, NY.
VanNATTA Edna Banfield
On Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2011 at her home in
West Melbourne, Florida, our precious mother, Edna Banfield, passed from her
family's loving arms into our Lord's where she was welcomed by loved ones that
had gone before her. Edna was born on October 8, 1914 to Frank and Bernice Vose
Van Natta. Prior to her marriage she worked as a secretary at Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first
husband, Edward G. Galpin in 1971; and by her second husband, George Banfield
in 1997. Also preceding her was her sister, Ruth Bingham; and brother Robert
Van Natta. Originally from the Elmira area, she had lived in West Melbourne
since 1971 but spent summers in Horseheads through 1996. Surviving to cherish
her memory are her 4 children: Kathryn (Stanley) Hurley of West Melbourne, FL,
Carolyn (William) Barton of Horseheads and West Melbourne, FL, Robert (Michele)
Galpin of Elmira, and Susan (Dennis) Wicklund of West Melbourne, FL. Also
surviving are 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; her 3 precious
kitties, Tyler, Tippy, and Sweetie; and her sister-in-law, Vivian Marchase of
Heath, OH. Edna first enjoyed and took pride in her family, then in playing
cards (especially Bridge), Bingo, crossword puzzles and NASCAR. Arrangements
are through Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads. No visitation
hours are planned. Funeral services will be held at Lake Street Presbyterian
Church, 300 Lake Street, Elmira, NY, where she had been a member for over 50
years, on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Forest Lawn
Memorial Park Cemetery on Jerusalem Hill Road, Elmira. Donations in Edna's
memory may be made to Lake Street Presbyterian Church or your local animal
shelter. Star Gazette – May 11, 2011
Sharon died on Sunday evening October 7, 2001 at her home in Elmira Heights, NY in the care of her loving family and friends following a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 44. Born on December 12, 1957 in Elmira, NY, Sharon was the daughter of Gerald and Patricia Verguson VanSchoick. She married Thomas Grabowski on August 29, 1981. Sharon was a long time member of the Northside Community Evangelical Church where she was an active member, Chairperson of Christian Education and Sunday School Superintendent. She taught in the Ladies Adult Class and was involved in many other church functions. Sharon cherished the time she spent with her husband and daughter, with her family and friends, her devoted New Foundland, "Maximilian Gee", working on crafts and caring for her home. Her loving family survive her, husband, Thomas Grabowski and loving daughter and best friend, Kelly Grabowski of Elmira Heights, NY; a granddaughter, Mariah Lee Spivey of Elmira Heights, NY; her parents, mother and stepfather, Patricia and James Henry Drake of Myrtle Beach, SC; and her father, Gerald VanSchoick of Horseheads, NY; her grandmother, Florence VanSchoick of Horseheads, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Laurie and Michael Andrus of Elmira Heights, NY; and Heather and Moktar Mehenni of New York City, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Deborah VanSchoick, James Robert and Shanon Drake; a brother, Eddie Joe VanSchoick all of Myrtle Beach, SC; Timothy and Mary Drake of Goldsboro, NC; and David Wayne VanSchoick of Elmira, NY; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Barbara and Joseph Grabowski of Elmira Heights, NY; sisters-in-law, Carol (Steve) Cardamone of Painted Post, NY; and Pam (Ken) Lewis of Elmira Heights, NY; nieces, nephews, and many cherished friends. Sharon was predeceased by her grandfather, Wayne L. VanSchoick. Family and friends will be received on October 11, 2001 at the Northside Evangelical Community Church, 1119 Lake St. Elmira, NY 14901 from 2 -3 PM. A service to honor and celebrate Sharon's life will follow visitation (3 PM) with the Reverend Kerry Krissel officiating. A private graveside service will take place at her families convenience in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the Northside Evangelical Church, or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 in Sharon's memory.
VanSLYKE - LEWIS
Flossie May (Florence) 93, died on Tuesday evening, December 11, 2001 at the Bradford County manor, West Burlington, PA. She was born April 4, 1908 in Oxford, NY, the daughter of Franklyn and Bertha Rathbun VanSlyke. She was a long time resident of the Elmira, NY area and was a member of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church. Many will remember Flossie as an excellent saleswoman for Avon Cosmetics. She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Joel Emerson Lewis in 1995. They enjoyed their retirement years in Tavares, Florida, where they were members of the Union Congregational Church. She is survived by children, June (Rev. Richard) Drehmer of Princeton, MA and Jay (Shirley) Lewis of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund.
VANSLYKE –FLOSSIE (FLORENCE) MAY LEWIS, 93, died on Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, 2001, at the Bradford County manor, West Burlington. She was born April 4, 1908, in Oxford, N.Y., the daughter of Franklyn and Bertha Rathbun VanSlyke. She was a long-time resident of the Elmira, N.Y., area and was a member of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church. Many will remember Flossie as an excellent saleswoman for Avon Cosmetics. She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Joel Emerson Lewis, in 1995. They enjoyed their retirement years in Tavares, Fla., where they were members of the Union Congregational Church. She is survived by children June (the Rev. Richard) Drehmer of Princeton, Mass., and Jay (Shirley) Lewis of Columbia Cross Roads; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund. –Towanda Daily Review.
VANZILE LILLIE M. QUACKENBUSH (SRGP 74632)
Lillie M. - Age 100, died on April 29, 2007. She was predeceased by her father and mother, James and Clara Vanzile; her husband, Robert Quackenbush; her brother, Raymon Vanzile; her daughter, Barbara DePue; her stepson, Ernest Quackenbush. She is survived by grandsons and their wives, John and Susan DePue, William and Elizabeth DePue, Richard and Susi DePue; and granddaughter, Donna Davenport. Lillie is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was a longtime member of the Auxiliary American Legion Post 154 and a member of the Westside United Methodist Church for 78 years. She was also an avid fan of the New York Yankees. Calling hours will be at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Friday, May 4, 2007, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral and committal there at 8:00 p.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lillie's name to the Westside United Methodist Church, 744 W. First Street, Elmira, NY 14905.
VAN ZILE - Walter VanZile, 62, of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; father of Charles VanZile, Mrs. Margaret Watson, Mrs. Mona Southern and Mrs. Fern Plumbly, of Westfield, died Friday, May 4, 1956; twenty grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Young of Lawrenceville, are among other survivors. Funeral services were held Monday at Elmira, N.Y. Wellsboro Agitator - May 10, 1956
VERMILYA –INCEL MAE VERMILYA STONE, 92, passed on to Heaven peacefully in her sleep at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Lana Lee and Daniel Gale Kelsey in Edwards, CO on April 24, 2009. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law for many years. Born Sept. 4, 1916 in Canton, PA, Incel was preceded in death by her mother and father, Merrick and Jenny Gilborn (should read Kilbourn) Vermilya and her brothers, Jimmy Vermilya, Elmo Vermilya and Clarence Vermilya. Incel married Nelson Stone on December 4, 1937 in Alexandria, VA. They operated Stone’s Grocery Store in Elmira, N.Y. until the passing of Nelson Stone on February 26, 1970. Throughout her life she was a “caregiver”. Her caring extended to being a Nurse’s Aide at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY and a foster parent for children ages 6 months to 16 years old in Elmira, NY. After her husband died she moved to California where she continued to be a caregiver. She had several positions taking care of the elderly and she became a loving part of each of their families. She also volunteered at the Eisenhower Medical Center, Ranco Mirago, CA. Incel is preceded in life by her brother, Francis Vermilya and her daughter, Lana Kelsey who lives in Edwards, CO with her husband, Daniel Kelsey. Incel traveled with them on vacations and celebrated her 90th birthday in Aruba with her daughter and son-in-law. Her love of life was contagious and touched each person who knew her. There will be a graveyard celebration of life service on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. This will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 563 Jerusalem Hill Rd., Elmira, NY. It will be an informal celebration of her life at which time her ashes will be buried next to her husband’s plot in the Veterans area of the cemetery. Of special thanks to the following: Hospice and their wonderful volunteers for their help and support. Especially her loving caregiver, Kerry McCullough. All of the family and especially to Daniel Kelsey, Diane Stone Stiles, Mary Stone Bitterbender, Phyllis Adams Howell, Reba Terry Strickland and Vicki Gustin. Her special friends who loved her and cared for her: Nikki and Jeff Bialy, Barbara Brant, Bonnie Farone and Tim Hulbert, Adam and Patti Johnson, Jane McQueen, Doris Mack, Alice Mauer, Michael Moore, JoAnn Breese Orr, Shirley Stalter Rig, Sharon Pierce Rumsey, Joy and Joe Sabol and Debbie and Spencer Thompson. She will be remembered as caring, fun loving and inspiring. –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 8/13/2009
VINCENT - WINFIELD, Rachel L.
Age 91 of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, June 12, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Rachel was born on July 22, 1916 in Towanda, PA, daughter of the late Burton and Mary (Heeman) Vincent. Rachel worked at the Mark Twain Hotel and retired from the YMCA as a cook. She attended and played the organ for the Sullivan Street Mission for over 30 years. She loved and cherished all of her family. Rachel had a close relationship with her great-grandson, Scott Kinner, from whom she raised from birth. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, James Winfield; daughter, Cora "Dolly" Macri; sister, Rose Perry; grandchildren, Kenny (Rosie) Kinner, Margaret Kinner, Cindy Cubero, Debbie Ames and Vincent Macri; great-grandchildren, Scott (Teaira) Kinner, Tammy Kinner, Edward (Rachal) Cubero, Mickey Kinner, Kenny, Jeff, Daisy Kinner, Christopher Wadley, Toni Kinner; 14 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces; special friend, Larry Hoyt. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rachel will always be loved and never forgotten by her family and friends. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/15/2
WAGNER Fred L.
Age 81, of E. Franklin St., Horseheads, died Fri. Nov. 20, 2009. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara; and son, Gary. He is survived by his son, Mark Wagner of Horseheads; and grandson, Chris Wagner also of Horseheads. Fred was also predeceased by his sisters, Helen Cadek and Dorothy Temple. Fred was born in Williamsport, PA to Joseph and Grace (Linn) Wagner. He was retired from Dairy Lea and Chemung Electronics. His hobbies were hunting and fishing with his son, Gary and spending time in the woods with his son, Mark. Fred always enjoyed supervising several projects around the house for both Mark and Chris. He loved chocolate milkshakes and spending time with his family. At his request, there will be no prior services. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Published in Star-Gazette on November 26, 2009
WAIGHT Glen E.
Age 82, well known resident of Pine City, NY. Founder/Owner of Waight Supply Co. & Southern Tier Coverting Co. died Thursday, January 24, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Glen was born the son of the late Edward M. and Addie Potter Waight, May 2oth, 1919 in Jasper, NY. His loving wife who he cherished 57 years, Daisy Page Waight of Pine City, survives him. Step Son James Page of Pine City; Step grandchildren James Page Jr.; Penny and Teena Page of Pine City; Spring Page of Daltona, Fl; Great grandson Douglas Page of Pine City; Brothers-in-law Kenneth (Carolyn) Page of Endwell, NY John (Thelma) Page of Montour Falls, NY; Sisters-in-law Lillian (Harold) Sechrest of Pine City; Ruth Ripley of Elmira; Katherine Perkowski of Elmira and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Glen was predeceased by his loving parents Edward and Addie, Sister Eva VanSkiver; brothers-in-law Raymond Page; Russell Page; John Riley; and Stanley Perkowski. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Friday, January 25th, 2002 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, January 26th, 2002 at the Pennsylvania United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY Graveside committal prayers will be shared following the funeral service at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. The Reverend William Vallet will officiate. Glen was a graduate of the Elmira Business Institute and proud Navy veteran of World War II. After the war Glen was employed as an accountant for the Coca Cola Plant before going to work for Hubbs and Howe Paper Co. in the field of sales. In 1952, with the loving support of his wife Daisy, they founded Waights Supply Co. and the Southern Tier Coverting Co. both of Elmira for 20 years; after which was sold to the Mead Corp. Glen was an avid golfer and bowler. He and his wife Daisy loved the many years of camping and the fellowship with themembers in the Southern Tier Wheelers #108. Glen will be missed by many. Glen's spirit of professionalism and love of life will live on through all who knew him.
WAKEFIELD - BURLEW, Marie Anna (Wakefield)
died April 20, 2008. She was born May 4, 1918 on O'Hanlon St. in Horseheads. She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Merton L. Burlew. She is survived by her sons and their families: son, Merton Tom and Barbara Burlew; grandchildren, Theresa and Scott Beach, Diana and Fred Durfee, Dawn and Rodney Schmidt; great-grandchildren, Shelly and Edward Rozell, Russell Beach with his fiancé, Christine Kalina, Lauren Beach with her fiancé, Joshua Ring, Joshua Durfee, Benjamin Durfee, Sheena Durfee with her friend, John, Sydney Schmidt; son, Daniel G. and Hazel Burlew; grandchildren, Shane Burlew, Daryl and Christine Burlew, Marietta and Scotty Ferguson; great-grandchildren, Lindsey Burlew and A.J. Burlew and Daniel Burlew, Shane Burlew and Ashley Burlew, Shaina Ferguson and Alaina Ferguson; brother, John and Irene Wakefield; sister-in-law, Anna Wakefield; brother-in-law, Jim and Irene Burlew. Marie was also predeceased by her parents, Archie and Anna Wakefield; brother, Daniel Wakefield; and sister, Helen McConnell. Marie loved her home and family in Lowman and always loved her garden with beautiful roses and irises. She milked cows along side her husband, Merton, for many years. She liked canning fruits and vegetables and belonged to the North Chemung United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY, today, Tues., April 22, 2008, from 6-8:00. Her service will take place at the funeral home on Wed., April 23, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Anne L. Mowery to officiate. Interment to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Family would like to thank the Physicians of IMAS and the nurses on 2D at St. Joseph's Hospital who made her last days full of love and great caring. Flowers are appreciated; however, those wishing may make a memorial in memory of her to the Food Pantry Building Fund of the North Chemung United Methodist Church, 677 Breesport-North Chemung Rd., Lowman, NY 14861. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/22/2008.
WALKER CAROL L. GRIFFIN
Carol L. (Walker) Town of Southport Resident Was born August 10, 1956 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Charles and Beverly (Kiser) Walker, died very unexpectedly on Monday, September 11, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 50. She was predeceased by her father, Charles Walker; and her brother, Charles Walker Jr. She is survived by her beloved mother, Beverly; loving children, Howard (Melissa) Mattison, Christopher Walker, Joseph Walker, Brenda Griffin; and step daughter, Carlietta Griffin, all of Elmira, NY; much-loved grandchildren, Bryce, Devon and Paradise; dearly-loved siblings, John (Marsha) Walker, Daniel (Sharon) Walker, Jo-Ellen (Walker) Briggs, David (Tina) Walker and Thomas (Debra) Walker, all of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, September 15, 2006, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A Celebration of Carol's life will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
WALKER Thomas W. “TJ” Walker Jr.
21, of Chemung, N.Y., died on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. He was born on March 16, 1991 in Elmira, N.Y., the son of Thomas W. Walker and Corrinna Eames. TJ was a loving son, brother, and uncle. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, basketball, fishing, pottery, camping, walking and spending time with his friends. He was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan. He is predeceased by his grandmother Beverly Walker and aunt Carol Griffin. Thomas is survived by his mother Corrinna Eames of Chemung, N.Y.; father, Thomas W. Walker of Wellsburg, N.Y.; paternal grandfather, Charles Butler of Pine City, N.Y.; maternal grandmother, Carol Eames of Elmira, N.Y.; maternal grandfather, Louis Eames of Elmira, N.Y.; brother, Brandon Eames of Sayre, Pa.; sisters, Chennelle Walker and Miranda Walker both of Elmira, N.Y.; maternal aunts and uncles, Stacey (John) Pierce of Pueblo, Colo., Joseph (Jennifer) Eames of Owensboro, Ky.; paternal aunts and uncles, John (Marsha) Walker of Millport, N.Y., David Walker of Elmira, N.Y., Daniel (Sharon) Walker of Wellsburg, N.Y., and JoJo (Corky) Briggs of Wellsburg, N.Y., several nieces, nephews, cousins, and girlfriend Asia Nero. Friends and family may call on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made in TJ’s’s memory to the: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA, 18810 to help offset the cost of the funeral expenses. Sayre Morning Times – September 27, 2012
WANDELL DELLA W. TILLOTSON
age 74 of 13 West Water St., Elmira, NY, Saturday, June 14, 1997. Mrs. Tillotson was born May 12, 1923 the daughter of Floyd B. and Virginia Mae Williams Wandell. She was a former employee of the Arnot Ogden Hospital of Elmira, NY. Mrs. Tillotson was a member of the Southside Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her son, David Terwilliger on June 14, 1975 and was also predeceased by her daughter, Diane Kaiser on June 14, 1987. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Darla and Robert L. Hancock Jr. of Horseheads, NY, Kristine and Michael Palko of Breesport, NY; 7 grandchildren; brother, Andy Wandell of Pine Valley, NY; several stepchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. Mrs. Tillotson’s funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of visiting hours at 8 p.m., her pastor, the Rev. James Crupi will officiate. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Tillotson through memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. –Elmira Star Gazette
WANDELL - THEETGE
Shirley Jean (Wandell) Age 69 of Elmira, NY formerly of Athens, PA Friday December 7, 2001 at the home of her brother and Sister in-law Robert and Julia Wandell with family at her side. Shirley was the daughter of Clarence and Jennie (Campbell) Wandell and stepdaughter of Alice (Cole) Wandell. Her husband of 41 years, Roy Lewis Theetge Sr. predeceased her in 1992. Shirley is survived by Sons: Roy Lewis (Hae Kyong) Jr., and Gary (Linda) Theetge Daughter: Roseann (Mark) Arnold; Grandchildren: Melissa (Jason) Matthews, Michelle (Chuck) Butler, Jennifer (Eduardo) Garcia, Steven (Terri) Arnold, Shawn, Christopher, Kimberly and Brian Theetge, Kayla Korcz; Great Grandchildren, Desirae and Emelia Butler and Anthony Garcia. Brothers and Sisters In-law: Robert and Julia Wandell, Clair and Linda Wandell, Sister and Brother In-law, Marilyn and DeWayne Vinson. Several nieces, nephews and many close and dear friends. Shirley worked for the Cash & Carry in Horseheads, NY for 15 years. Prior to that she was the owner of Shirley's Grocery Store on Henry St. in Elmira, NY. She enjoyed traveling and researching genealogy. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Thursday, December 13, 2001 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Thursday at 4:00 PM. The Rev. Howard Hunt will officiate. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park will be held at the convenience of the family.
WANDS –FONDA M. (DEERY) VANDERPOEL, 60 year resident of Kelly Hill, Pine City, NY. Fonda was blessed into the peaceful hand of her Lord, Sunday, June 22nd, 2003, of Elcor Heath Services in Horseheads, NY. Born February 156h, 1917 in Elmira, NY; the loving daughter of the late Phillip G. and Inez M. Goodwin Wands. She is survived by her dear husband and caregiver of 39 years, Arthur (Art) Vanderpoel of Pine City, NY; daughters Joyce Ginnan of Pine City, NY, Frances (Jim) Sproule of Horseheads, NY; sons, Frank (Angela) Deery of Crewe, VA, Phillip (Tana) Deery of Wellsboro, PA; 13 cherished grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Fonda is predeceased by her first husband, Howard Deery; son-in-law, Earl Ginnan; daughter-in-law; Elaine Rubneski Deery; great-grandson, Noah Bailey; and brother, Francis Bodewes. Being a lifelong resident of Southport, Fonda graduated from the Southside High School. After her graduation she worked as a proof reader for Artistic Card, until she began what would be lifetime career that she loved because she was giving back to the community she loved. As a secretary for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County, 4-H Division, she was able to help so many young people start careers that where fruitful for our area. Fonda never fell short of giving to her community. She was a very active member of the Millerton United Methodist Church, where she played the organ for over 39 years. Not only did she provide beautiful music for her own church, she also was well known for playing in many others in the area, including the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church in Pine City. She never limited herself to just Sunday services, but added her own love to many wedding services. Fonda was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved to cook, bake and crochet various items including sweaters, afghans, throws, and countless baby clothes. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Wednesday, June 25th, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and again at the Millerton United Methodist Church, Millerton, PA, on Thursday, June 26th, 2003, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held there at 11 a.m. Lay Minister Jennifer Wolf and rev. Gilbert Mitchell, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Forest lawn Memorial Park, Elmira. Those wishing may make memorials to the Millerton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 177, Millerton, PA, or the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4-H Division, 425 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
WARD –DOROTHEA B. ‘DOTTY’ MCKEE, Elcor Colonial Ridge Resident. Was born July 15, 1917 in Leolyn, PA, the daughter of the late Harry and Leah (Irving) Ward, and died Tuesday, January 11, 2005, peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Her loving husband of 37 years, roger H. McKee in 1971; beloved son, Bruce R. McKee in 1978; brother, Harry E. Ward; and sister, Eleanor Striker, predeceased Dorothea. She is survived by her loving son, Larry W. McKee of Rochester, NY; sister, Margaret (Arthur) Symonds of Elmira, NY; brother, William (Ruth) Ward of Rochester, NY; daughter-in-law, Mary Vincent McKee of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Betty Sullivan of Elmira, NY; beloved grandchildren, David, Roger, Larry, Bruce, Nicole, Christine and Carolyn; along with three great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Affectionately known as “Dotty” by her friends and co-workers, retired from St. Joseph’s Hospital after man years of faithful and dedicated service as a nurse’s aide. She was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul’s Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, January 14, 2005, from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral services celebrating Dotty’s life will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours (6:00 p.m.) Deacon George Welch will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A “Candle of Remembrance” may be left for her family at www.olthof.com. –Elmira Star Gazette.
WARD Roberta J
OLMSTEAD Roberta J. Age 80, of Horseheads and formerly of Florida, and Elmira, died Tues., Jan. 3, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Her loving and devoted husband, Gordon Olmstead with whom she recently celebrated 62 years together on Christmas Eve, survives her. She is also survived by her daughters and son, Sue (Rick) Hamilton of Elmira, NY, David :Skip" Olmstead of Elmira, NY, Debbie (Bill) Lepere of Beaver Dams, NY; grandchildren, John (Pam) Jankowski, Tammy (Kevin) Viele, David (Tammy) Olmstead, Michael Olmstead, Kristina Lepere and Peter Lepere; eight great grandchildren; and sisters, Mary (Robert) Simmons of Lockwood, NY, and Jackie (Jim) DiPeri of Lakeland, FL, along with several nieces and nephews. Roberta was born December 5, 1925 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Arthur and Susie (Lovelace) Ward. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Sat. at 10:00 a.m. with interment service to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
WARRICK Alice E. Kent
Age 60, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at
the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born in Elmira, NY on January 12, 1952
to the late Lewis Warrick and Eleanor Warrick. Alice is survived by her
husband, Edward Kent Sr. of Elmira; sons, Eddie (Keli) Kent Jr. of Elmira and
Rick Crawford of Wellsville, NY; daughters, Tammy (Bobby) Britt of NC and
Shannon Kent of Elmira; mother, Eleanor Warrick of Horseheads; grandchildren,
Delos Kent, Shiloe Kent, Johnny Ordway, Edward Kent III, Elaina Kent, Hailey
Kent, Darren Ashcraft and Dylan Ashcraft; great-grandchild, Colin Grayson Kent;
brother, Roland Warrick of PA; sister, Betty Benjamin of Chemung; canine
companion "Zubu"; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and
friends are invited to call on Friday, April 13th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m.
Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Star Gazette –
April 12, 2012
WARTERS Gordon R.
Gordon Ripley Warters, of Erin, NY, formerly of Lambs Creek and Mansfield, died Sunday April 27, 1975. He was 69 years old. Mr. Warters was born in Lambs Creek and was a graduate of Mansfield High School. Surviving are his wife, Clara Carleton Warters of Erin; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Holecek of Pine City, NY and Mrs. Margaret Rothwell, Hollywood, Fla.; son, Lowell Warters of Wellsburg, NY (Faucett, PA); sisters, Vivian Warters of Ft. Meyers, Fla; Doris Precit of Elmira, NY; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Carleton, of Tioga, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads Wednesday, April 30 at 1 pm with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Town of Chemung, NY.
WARTERS Lowell L. Warters
84, of Elmira, NY formerly of Gillett, PA and Apopka, FL, died July 10, 2013 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility after an extended illness. Lowell was born August 25, 1928 in Tioga, PA the son of the late Gordon and Clara (Carleton) Warters and was a graduate of Southside High School class of 1947. He retired from Westinghouse Electric Corporation in September 1986. He also owned Warters Pro Shop which he ran at his home in Gillett, Pa. Lowell was one of the best bowlers in Elmira and was inducted into the Elmira Bowling Hall of Fame in 1964. He also loved doing genealogy, watching baseball and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. Lowell is survived by his wife Diana (Knowlton) Warters at home. Children: Keith (Linda) Warters of Elmira, NY, Pam (Bob) Haven of Big Pond, PA, Joan Kuryla of Cicero, NY, Terry Warters of Gillett, PA, Wendi Westervelt of Erin, NY; Sisters: Wanda Holecek of Sandford, FL and Margaret (Bill) Rothwell of Clearwater, FL; Stepchildren: Paula Mychack of California, Tom Mychack of Arizona and Tim (Lydia) Mychack of Ithaca, NY; Grandchildren: Gregory Warters, Dawn French, Theresa Brown, Drew and Tom Kuryla, Gustin Warters, Jeremiah, Rebecca and Jared Westervelt, Ashley and Calvin Benson, Matthew and Aaron Mychack; Great Grandchildren: Steven and Kayla Warters, Allison and Jacob Brown, Rebecca and Caleb French, Natalia and Oliver Kuryla, and Hannah Westervelt and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service and celebration of Lowell's life will take place on Saturday Jul 27, 2013 at 1 p.m. at New Beginnings Methodist Church, 300 East Miller Street, Elmira, NY, Pastor Leanne Zeck officiating. A period of visitation will take place from 12 noon until the start of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Lowell can be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America www.myasthenia.org. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the loving care he received. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Star Gazette – July 21, 2013
WARTERS Marcella Kathryn
ELLIOTT Marcella Kathryn (Warters) ("Marcy" or "Sally") Age 76, of Elmira (Southport), died April 6, 2006. Loving wife, devoted mother, nurturing grandma, caring mother-in-law, Marcy is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Mort Elliott; her daughters, Carol (Jim) Hosley, Bonnie (Bobby) Barfield, and Valerie Szostek; her grandchildren, Melanie Baldwin, Christian Saunders, Ray Barfield, and Kathryn Barfield; several nieces, nephews, cousins; one aunt, Mildred Raplee in Texas; and sister-in-law, Arleen Warters. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Edna Warters; and brothers, Jackie, Albert (LaMae), and Lynn Warters. Her natural gifts, talents and skills as a wife, mother, musician and friend were beyond description. She had a wisdom about life that was a great source of inspiration to all who knew her. During her children's formative years, Marcy devoted all of her time to her family. Most of the rest of her adult life, she also worked outside the home. Her places of employment included: Woolworth's, The Eclipse, Remington Rand, Grand Union, Acme Market, Parley Coburn School, NCR in Ithaca, and Emhart Powers Mfg. Friends and relatives are invited to call Monday, April 10th, at the Millerton Wesleyan Church, 5174 Main Street, Millerton, PA 16936, from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Coronation Service will follow at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Marcy's memory may make donations to the Millerton Wesleyan Church (address above).
WASHBURN Walter J., Jr. "Jim"
Age 66 of Horseheads, NY. He was born February 25, 1943 in Canandaigua, NY, son of the late Walter J., Sr. and Florence (Sands) Washburn and died Monday, December 28, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Carol (West); sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Kathe of Elmira, Roger and Sheila of Elmira Heights, Steven of Horseheads and Greg and Ronda of Elmira; grandchildren, Brittany, Katie, Kyle, Graig, Robert, Brionna and Alexis. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, January 4th, from 1 to 2 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Published in Star-Gazette on January 2, 2010
WATERS James M.
Of Elmira, NY - Was born October 5, 1940 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Alton E. and Louise (Radcliff) Waters, died
peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2010, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife, Mary Waters; children, Mike Waters (Dawn Singer), Mark (Katrina) Waters, Mary "Mooch" Waters (Ken Bailey), Wendy Waters (Tim Walker), Audra (Chuck) Green; along with brothers, sisters many friends, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. James was a dedicated employee of the Elmira Star-Gazette for numerous years. He loved landscaping, planting flowers and passed his hobby down to many family members. His family will be gathering at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Friday, April 16, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with funeral services to follow with Pastor Dustin Hall celebrating Jim's service. Interment will take place in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Hall offering the committal prayers. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 16, 2010
WATTS Lillian M. (Watts) TOMEI
Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Lillian was born on June 14, 1930 in Elmira, daughter of the late Merle and Rose (Keys) Watts. Lillian is survived by her husband of 32 years, Albert; children, Dan (Janet) Mitchell, Pat Mitchell and Ed Mitchell; siblings, Pat (Hester) Watts, Harold (Roseanne) Watts and George Watts; grandchildren, Cory (Mel) Mitchell and Brandon (Alicia) Mitchell, Lee (Niki) Heavlin and Lori Heavlin, April (Todd) Seely and Brittany Mitchell; many great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. Internment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Friday, January 25, at 2 p.m. Star Gazette – January 22, 2013
WATTS - WIGSTEN
Lucinda Watts Age 94, died on Saturday morning, February 4, 2006 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Lucinda was a long time resident of Flannery Apartments on Elmira's Southside. Born on October 22, 1911, she was one of several children of Norman & Julia Easton Watts. She worked as a nurses aide at the Chemung County Nursing Facility when located in Breesport, NY and also was well known as a crossing guard in later years on S. Main St. and Curtis St. Lucinda loved to write poetry and won several awards from the National Library of Poetry, including Golden Poet Award for 1988. Surviving is her loving family who cherish her memory, a son and daughter-in-law, William & Barbara Wigsten, Millerton, PA a daughter and son-in-law, Judina & Purl Stevens, Gillett, PA granddaughters, Robin (Wayne) Niles, Horseheads; Kimberly (Rich) Pettitt, Canisteo; a grandson, Mark (June) Stevens, Knoxville, TN; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; a brother, Thomas (Beverly) Watts, Nashville, TN; several nieces, nephews including a special nephew, Judd (Nancy) Thompson, Burlington, KS; and wonderful family friends. Lucinda was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Wigsten, a granddaughter, Laurie Stevens, parents, Norman & Julia Watts, brothers, Leon, John, Russell, Kenneth and Norman Watts; sisters, Martha Wilson and Marie Vanwert. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. with the Reverend Laurie Greenlaw officiating. Graveside services will take place at the families convenience in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be directed to the Patch Work Puppets Christian Ministry, RD2 Box 876 Gillett, PA 16925 in her memory.
NEWELL WATTS, 61, of 131 W. McCann’s Blvd., Elmira heights, Sunday, Dec. 9, 1962. He was a stamp clerk at the Elmira post Office. Survived by wife, Mrs. Dorothy Jones Watts. Body at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights. No calling hours. Funeral and burial at the convenience of the family. Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Please omit flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/10/1962
WATSON - PETERSON
Gladys W. Age 85, of Horseheads, NY died Tuesday morning, May 31, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira NY, surrounded by her loving family. Gladys was born on July 31, 1919 in Chesterfield, SC, the daughter of the late Robert L. and Ida Mae Johnson Watson. She was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church for 50 years. Although she had numerous small jobs her main job was as a caregiver to her family. Preceding her in death are her brothers, Lowell and Julian Watson; and sister, Elizabeth Knight. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Thomas L. Peterson; sons, Gary (Pamela) Peterson of Rochester, NY, Scott (Kathy) Peterson of Falcon, CO; daughters, Kathy (Michael) Adam of Horseheads, NY, and Joan Peterson of Horseheads, NY; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Weaver, Eloise Brock and Jeanette Brigman all of SC; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends will be received at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035 on Thursday June 2, 2005, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, June 3, 2005, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Gladys in care of the memorial fund at Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903.
WATSON, WAYNE W., Wayne W. Watson, 90,
of Elmira, NY died September 12, 1986. Mr. Watson was retired from the
Elmira City School District and served as fireman for the Mark Twain Hotel for
many years. He is survived by sisters; Lucy Lisk, Odessa, NY, Florence
Ayers of Columbia Cross Roads; brothers, Jay Watson and Kenneth Watson of
Gillett, PA; sister-in-law, Florence Watson of Gillett; several nieces and
nephews; one great niece. Funeral services were held at the Olthof
Funeral Home in Elmira on September 15 with Rev. Charles Root officiating and
interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park , Elmira. (TGR Sept 18,