All people are arranged by SURNAME AT BIRTH rather than by married alias.
WEBSTER Ronald S.
Age 57, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on January 15, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Ronald was born in Elmira on February 13, 1955, son of Robert and Theresa (Szerszen) Webster. Ronald was a graduate of Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA, earning a BA in Science. He was the recipient of numerous medals as a gymnast and worked recently at Kohl's in Horseheads as a stock clerk. Ronald was an avid outdoorsman, loved to spend time with his family and look after the needs of his mother. Ronald is survived by his mother, Theresa of Elmira; sisters, Michelene (Andrew) Woodward of Ogdensburg, NY and Kathleen (Todd) Holmquist of Elmira; brothers, Kenneth (Phyllis) Webster of Horseheads, NY and Robert (significant other, Stephanie) Webster of Margaretville, NY; several nieces and nephews; best buddy, his dog "Webby." Ronald was predeceased by his father, Robert. A funeral service will be held for Ronald on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 4 p.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home with Father Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – January 17, 2013
WEISKOPF Genevieve G. Watts
Died January 2, 2012 at Elcor Nursing Home at the age of
92. Born November 16, 1919 in Elmira, NY to Raymond and Lulu Weiskopf. She was
predeceased by her parents, devoted husband, Russell "Pete"; son, Dr.
William Watts; brother, Harold. Genevieve is survived by son, Edwin
"Lee" (Christine) Watts; daughter-in-law, Diane (Alan) Rosebury;
grandchildren, Edwin (Leticia) Watts, Lisa (Mark) Callahan, Brian (Melissa
Watts, David (Jen) Watts, Timothy (Jessica) Watts, and Benjamin Watts; brother,
Donald Weiskopf; and sister, Marjorie Smith; along with several
great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Genevieve was a devoted helpmate to
Russell on the farm, to whom she was married to for over 50 years. Family and
friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 8, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. at
Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Funeral
and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours (3:00
p.m.). Reverend Rob Wuethrich officiating. Interment will be held privately at
Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Southern Tier Hospice and
Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.
Star Gazette – January 5, 2012
WELLMAN Marian Joyce (Wellman) Payne
Died on Wed., Jan. 11, 2012. She died peacefully at home and will be lovingly remembered and missed by family and friends. Marian was born in Jamestown, NY to Edna (Warn) & Gerald Wellman. Marian graduated from Southside High School in 1952. She served as a Sunday School teacher of women and children, pianist, organist, and church clerk at the Maple Avenue Baptist Church, of which she was a charter member and where she has been a faithful member for over 40 years. She also taught a ladies' Bible Study in her home. Marian was employed at the Eclipse Division of the Bendix Corporation and then worked at home for a number of years before serving at the Star-Gazette as a computer operator and programmer until her retirement. Marian (known to some as Joyce) will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Ray Payne of Elmira, to whom she was married for 56 years, and by her siblings, Clarence "Kelly" Wellman, Violet & (Rolland) Nielsen, and Elsie & (Norman) Rock. She is also survived by five of her children, Nancy & (Douglas) Richardson, Karen & (James) Petroski, Kathy & (Laurence) Flood, Stephen & (Joanne) Payne, and Glenn & (Laurie) Payne; sixteen grandchildren, Paul & (Clairissa) Richardson, David & (Melanie) Richardson, Nathan & Katrina Petroski, Melissa & (Nathan) Keller, Diane Petroski, Christen Richardson, Karalynn Payne, Kenneth Petroski, Matthew Richardson, Jeremiah Payne, Aaron Richardson, Jennifer Flood, Stephen Richardson, and Nissa Flood; five great grandchildren, Olivia, Micah, Cheyenne, Levi, and Cassidy. Marian was predeceased by her brother, Roger Wellman; son, Melvin "Little Melvin" Ray Payne; and granddaughter, Joanna Flood. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway on Sun., Jan. 15, 2012 between the hours of 3-5 p.m. and again on Mon. at the Maple Ave. Baptist Church, 1548 Maple Ave., Elmira between the hours of 9-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at the church at 11 a.m. with interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given in Marian Payne's memory to the Maple Avenue Baptist Church, 1548 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Cards and thoughts may be mailed to the family in care of the church. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Psalm 116:15
Star Gazette – January 13, 2012
WENCK Terri L. (Jones)
Age 39, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 3, 2012 and is now at peace. Terri was born on April 2, 1972 in Elmira, NY to Raymond and Betty (Fluman) Wenck. She was predeceased by her mother, Betty and two nieces, Stacie Lyn Elston and Heather German. Terri is survived by her husband, Bill Jones of Elmira Heights; father and step-mother, Ray and Peggy Wenck of Millport; brothers, Dale Cornish of Corning and Ray Lee Wenck of FL; sisters, Bunny (Rick) Crown, Diane (Darwin) German, Debbie (John) Pradon all of Horseheads, Wendy Wenck and Tina Jump of NJ; special nephew, Jason Cornish; along with several other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, March 9th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will take place there at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Star Gazette – March 8, 2012
WENDELA Betty Grace (Wendela) "Buela" Doane,
Age 65, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Sunday,
August 25, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. She is survived by her
children, Lisa Ann (Steve) Mosier, Valerie Lynn (Todd) LaLonde; grandchildren,
Sean, Sydney (Tyler Spencer), Spencer, Eddie Mosier. Mother, Nellie Wendela;
brothers and sisters, Jane Seymour, Lillian (Daniel) Kennedy, Allen Wendela,
Keith Wendela, Connie (Ray) Shadduck, and John (Valerie) Colunio; also special
cousins, Alberta Ward, Raymond (Ron) Heffron; many nieces and nephews; special
friend, Tom; and also her extended Doane family. Predeceased by her father,
Eino Wendela; brother, Tom Wendela; special friend, Bev Burris. Member of the
American Legion Post 443 and member of the Teamsters Union. She retired after
30 years of service from Chemung County Transit. She enjoyed her scratch off
lottery tickets and a nice cold Bud Lite. She enjoyed being with family and
friends and was especially proud of her daughters, grandchildren and
sons-in-law. She was an awesome mother and grandmother and was a beautiful
person. She was a good sport about doing anything with her grandchildren no
matter how embarrassing or silly, and was affectionately known as Buela. On any
given day you never knew what she had in "The Vault". She had a big
heart and room in it for anyone. Family and friends are invited to call at
Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on
Tuesday, August 27, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. with Funeral Service there Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Dan Kennedy will
officiate. Graveside service will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira,
NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star
Gazette – August 26, 2013
WERTMAN - GUSTIN Florence C. (Wertman) Age 91, died on November 24, 2005 at the Oneonta Rehabilitation & Nursing Home in Oneonta, NY. Florence was born on October 30, 1914 in Watsontown, PA, one of five children to Ervin and Flora Wertman. Florence spent her childhood in Pennsylvania before moving to Elmira, NY. She married Harold R. Gustin in 1937 and later moved to Manlius, NY, where they raised their six children before retiring to Oklahoma in 1971. Florence spent the last 15 years living in New York State with her family. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold, in 1985; son, Lee, in 1988; brother, Charles Wertman; and three sisters, Kathryn (Frank) Utter, Dorothy (George) Merle and Betty (Edward) Bennett. Florence is survived by her sons, Richard Gustin and special friend, Theresa Kogut of Fabius, NY and Dan Gustin of Stevenson Ranch, CA; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Robert Lincoln of Maryland, NY, Nancy and Ralph Sanders of St. Augustine, FL and Marsha and Lynn Ketcham of Manlius, NY; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 30th, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there at 1 p.m. with Pastor David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations in Florence's name can be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.
WEST - PETTITT, Helen A.
Helen, 81, a longtime resident of Elmira died peacefully at the Chemung County Nursing Facility on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, where she had been living for some time. She was born on October 4, 1927, in Uleta, FL, the daughter of the late Claud and Flossie (McDuffie) West. She was employed at Hallagan Manufacturing Co. in Newark NY, making furniture. A family person, Helen made quilts for her grandchildren. She also enjoyed puzzles and Bingo. Surviving are a Son: Richard (Sandra) West, Elizabethtown, KY; and a Daughter: Sharon VanLone, Odessa, NY. Six Grandchildren: Christopher (Pamela) West, FT Knox, KY; Scott West, Elizabethtown, KY; Joy (Kerry) Joyce; Jeffrey Rockwell; and Robert VanLone, Candor, NY; and Melissa Bellini, Columbus OH. Eleven Great-Grandchildren: Bradley and George West, FT Knox, KY; Bryant, Kyla, and Conor Joyce, Candor NY; Brandon (Allison), Germany, Alexi, Matthew, Sara, Emily Rose, and Antonio Bellini, Columbus, OH. Two Great-Great Grandchildren: Hayden and Gabriel Bellini, Germany. Sisters: Dorothy (Darrell) Tenny, Big Flats, NY and Grace Gonzalez, Newark, NY; and Brother: Vincent (Janet) West, Newark NY. Also several in-laws, nephews, and nieces. In addition to her parents, Helen was also predeceased by Sons: Ronald Swartout and Billie Joe Pettitt; Granddaughter: Laurie Rockwell; Grandson: Ryan Bellini; Sisters: Lilly Crossett, Marie Ross, Irene Emerson, Eraina Haskall, and Ruth Scriven; Brothers: James, Benjamin, and Claud West. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY, on Sunday, October 19, 2008, between the hours of 12 Noon - 3 PM. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 3:15 PM. Burial services will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 563 Jerusalem Hill Rd, Elmira NY, on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 10 AM. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/17/2008
WESTBROOK - BOWMAN
T. Kay Age 61, of Lowman, NY. She was born January 2, 1946 in Waverly, NY, daughter of the late Charles and Nora Ruth (Humphrey) Westbrook, and died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her children, John (Tina) Manchester of Barton, NY, Darlene (Randy) Manchester, Duane (Tammy) Manchester, and Shawn Bowman, all of Lowman, NY; five grandchildren; brother, Dan Humphrey of Horseheads, NY; sister, Sheila Hafford of Grand Prairie, TX; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Friday, March 9th, at 4 p.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.
LLOYD H. WESTERVELT SR. age 77, of 319 High St., Monday, May 30, 1966. Friends may call at Kalec Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Gerald F. Harris. Forest lawn Memorial Park. Survived by wife, Alma; daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Erma) Golden of Pine city; sons, Claude of Binghamton, Edward of Pine City, Lloyd Jr. of Pasadena, Tex., Arnold of Elmira; brother, Hart W. Westervelt of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Meta VanRiper of Spencer; half-sister, Mrs. James (Elsie) Morgan of Ithaca; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. He was a retired employee of Delart Card Co. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/31/1966
Homer W. "Bill" Wheeler, 85, of Elmira, NY, died November 14, 1994 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. He was born June 7, 1909 in Arnot, PA to Homer and Anna (Bumgardner) Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler was a Communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and was retired from Kennedy Valve Manufacturing Company after 42 years of service. He is survived by his son, William Wheeler of York, PA; daughter, Jeannine Breese of Elmira; brother, Robert Wheeler of Tioga, PA; sisters, Betty Bryant of Lawrenceville, PA, Nellie Howe of Mansfield, PA, Ruth Jelliff of Bentley Creek, PA, Martha Ameigh of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Jerry Congdon of Millerton, PA; four stepchildren; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Cora (Berkey) Wheeler. Funeral services were held November 17 at the Barrett Funeral Home with the Rev. Patrick O'Connor officiating and interment to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society in his memory. (TGR, Thursday, November 24, 1994)
WHEELER –RUTH M. JELLIFF, 79, Gillett RR 3, PA,
died Tuesday, December 17, 1996 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY. She
is survived by her husband of 57 years, Grant James Jelliff, sisters, Nellie
Howe of Mansfield, PA, Betty Brant of Lawrenceville, PA, Martha Eighmey of
Columbia Cross Roads, PA and Alice Congdon of Millerton, PA; brother Robert
Wheeler of Lawrenceville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services
were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on December 19 with the
Rev. Harry Barrigar of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating and
interment to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. –Troy Gazette-Register.
WHEELER William C. "Bill" Wheeler
Age 80, of Van Buren, Arkansas, formerly of Dover, PA and
Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Saint Edwards Hospital in Fort
Smith, AR, with his two daughters by his side. He was a retired truck driver, a
Korean War Navy Veteran and a lifetime member of the American Legion. He was
preceded in death by his wives, Delores Wheeler and Evelyn Wheeler; and his
daughter, Beverly Austin. He is survived by two daughters, Catherine Grim and
Suzanne Wonder, both of Dover, PA; his sister, Jeannie Breese of Elmira, NY;
and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Graveside service, along
with Military Honors, will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in
Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Bill
can be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted
under the direction of James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette
- April 1, 2011
CARL I. (SONNY) WHIPPLE age 63 died peacefully at home under Hospice care Friday, July 30, 2004. He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Violet Whipple; sister, Roxie Ketter; brother-in-law, Robert Peckham; and an infant son, John Carl. He is survived by his sister, Kathleen Peckham; brother-in-law, Raymond Ketter; six children: Lonnie (Penny) Whipple, Tioga, PA, Penny Searfoss, MO, Rodger (Karen) Whipple, Lowman, Carol Lynn (Doug) Carmack, FL, Pam Hults, FL, Carl John Whipple, VA; seven grandchildren: Joey, Alesia, Nicole, Heaven, Mary, Renee and Lonnie Jr.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and several dear friends. Carl was one of the founders of the Boy Scout Troop #17 of North Chemung, avid sportsman and a member of several Rod & Gun Clubs in Elmira Area, Lexington County Cruiser & Antique Collectible Vehicles, an Army Veteran and a retired carpenter with the Local #532 Carpenters Union. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice (envelopes available at Funeral Home) or to the family for funeral expenses. Family will receive relatives & friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Monday, August 2nd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service there Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Bryan Meahl officiating. Burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. –Elmira Star Gazette
CLARENCE B. WHIPPLE age 75 of Westover Hills Mobile Park, Wellsburg, NY died Sunday, September 11, 1988 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Southern Light Blue Lodge #725 F & AM will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there Monday, 8:30 p.m. immediately following calling hours, the Rev. Larry Appenzellar of the Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church will officiate. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn of Wellsburg; stepson, Jack D. Andrus of Elmira, NY; daughters, Mary Helen Deats of Elmira, NY, Nancy Belloma of Columbia, PA, Dorothy Kennedy of Syracuse, NY; grandchildren, Nicol Vroman, Terry Mattison, Sherri Deats, Debbie Hoishman, Robert and Richard Belloma, Kelley E. Burroughs, Kimberly J. Weaver; 8 great-grandchildren. Mr. Whipple was a member of the Southern Light Blue Lodge No. 25 F & AM of Breesport, NY, the Corning Consistory, Corning, NY, Kalurah Temple, Binghamton, NY, Chapel Park Senior Citizens. He retired from Facet in 1972 after 32 years of service. –Elmira Star Gazette
LONNIE GEAN WHIPPLE, SR., age 42, of Tioga, PA, died Sunday, August 28, 2005, at his home. Lonnie was the husband of Penny (Cross) Whipple. He was born on July 1, 1963 a son of Carl and Kathryn (Rayner) Whipple. Lonnie was a 1981 graduate of Williamson Jr. and Sr. High School. He was an employee of Ward Manufacturing for 18 years. Lonnie was a member of the Tioga Sportsman Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an avid NASCAR fan of Dale Earnhardt Sr. He enjoyed hunting, riding snowmobiles, demolition derbies, and the Buffalo Bills. Lonnie is survived by his wife, Penny; daughters, Alesia and Nicole; and a son, Lonnie Jr.; his mother, Kathryn Rayner and George Stage of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; three sisters, Penny Searfoss of Missouri, Lynn and Doug Carmack of Plant City, FL, Pam Hultz of Winter Haven, FL; two brothers, Roger and Karen Whipple, Lowman, NY, Carl Whipple of Fredericksburg, VA; mother and father-in-law, Walter and Kathy Phillips of Morris, PA; sister-in-law Heather and Drew Phyfe of Williamsport, PA; brothers-in-law, Richard and Jen Phillips of Elkland, Chad Phillips of Morris, PA; very special friends, Dave Roberts, Greg and Sandy Russell, Bill and Julie Fye, Merle Odle; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and friends. A brother, Tommy Briggs; and his father, Carl Whipple in 2004 preceded him in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 1, 2005, 11 to 1 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY, with Military Honors. The family respectfully request contributions be made to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. –Elmira Star Gazette.
WHITE Steven D. Age 57 of Pine Valley, NY died on Thursday June 1, 2006. Steve was born September 13, 1948 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Aley J. and Teresa Heater White. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1967. Steve was a Vietnam War Veteran serving his country with the US Army. He was a Mason and he enjoyed woodworking, hunting, and sailing. Steve was the Business Agent for The Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 267 in Ithaca, NY. He loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. Steve is survived by his daughters and son-in-law: Stephanie White Balseca & Kenneth Balseca of St. Petersburg, Florida and Beth White of Pine Valley, NY; son: Logan James White; grandsons: Kenneth Balsec Jr. of St. Petersburg, Florida and Blake Austin of Pine Valley, NY; sisters and brothers: Patricia Strader of Horseheads, NY; Shirley & John Edmundson of Elmira Heights, NY; Aley J. "Sonny" & Leila White Jr. of Montana; Nancy Lewis of Watkins Glen, NY; Vickie & Stephen Gush of Pine Valley, NY; uncle and aunt: Jack & Ludy Heater of NC; many 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 June 8, 2006 from 5-7 PM. Steve's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY on Friday June 9, 2006 at 1 PM where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. White.
WHITE MR. V. IVAL
Age 74, of 1314 Pratt St. Elmira, Monday, March 7, 1988 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna Ave. Wednesday 2 to 4 pm, 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Services there Thursday, 2 pm. Rev. Elizabeth Fribance, officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Survived by his wife, E. Jeanette Frickel White; children, Ronald White of Pine City, Joan White of Canisteo, Lawrence White of Vestal; 3 grandchildren, Harrison, Dawn, and Cindy; 3 great grandchildren; sister, Lena Rinker of Susquehanna, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Guy and Elsie White of Ithaca, Frank and Frances White of Susquehanna, PA; several nieces, nephews. Special Friends, Robert and Helen Curren. Ival was the former owner and operator of Ival's Coffee Truck.
WHITMAN Velma E. Jessup
Age 96, longtime resident of Pine City, died after an
extended illness Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Velma
was the daughter of the late Thurlow and Harriet Whitman. She was born February
12th, 1916 in Ithaca, NY. She was predeceased by her husband George Jessup in
1988. Surviving her is her only son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Donna
Lowman-Jessup of Horseheads, NY; grandson Matthew (Kristy) Jessup of
Binghamton, NY; great granddaughter Ava; sisters Mary Stiles of Tully, NY, Jean
(Jim) Ryerson of East Aurora, NY; brother James "Kel" Whitman of
Nivone, FL; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband George
and parents, Velma was predeceased by her brother Robert and sister E. Grace
Whitman. Velma will always be known for her thoughtfulness. She was always
baking something for someone or visiting someone in need of company. She kept
her days filled with making a difference in someone's life. She was very active
at the Westside United Methodist Church and Samaritan Center. She thoroughly
enjoyed thinking of others. Family and friends are invited to call at the
Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Monday, March
5th, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Funeral and committal services will be held
at the conclusion of the calling hours at 3:00 PM. The Lay Pastor John Knapp
will officiate. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the
family at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Those wishing may make memorials in
Velma's name to the Memorial Fund at the Westside United Methodist Church.
Star Gazette – March 3, 2012
WHITNEY EMILIE JEANNE HAMILTON
Emilie Jeanne Of Elmira, NY Was born March 20, 1923 in Rome, PA, the daughter of the late Richard and Alberta (Bennett) Whitney, died peacefully at home on Monday, September 4, 2006, at the age of 83. She is survived by her loving husband, Cliff Hamilton of Elmira, NY; beloved stepchildren, Linda Hamilton of Horseheads, NY, Patricia (Jerry) Sweeney of Cohoes, NY, Tom (Kathy) Hamilton of Elmira, NY, Cliff (Nancy) Hamilton Jr., also of Elmira, NY; sisters, Betty (Robert) Thorpe of San Antonio, TX, Esther (Vernon) Davis of Hot Springs, AK; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. For several years, Jeanne was employed at Remington Rand as an assembler and later retired from Rossi Bowling Lanes, where she volunteered for the Junior Bowling League as an instructor. Because of her bowling expertise, Al Mallette voted her as the female bowler of the century! In her earlier years she enjoyed playing softball and was an outstanding golfer as well. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Thursday, September 7, 2006, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. Lay Pastor, John P. Knapp, will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
WIEDER Richard O.
Age 85, and longtime resident of the Breesport-North Chemung Rd. in Lowman, died after a long illness Sat. Jan. 10, 2009 at Elcor Health Center. He was born Jan. 9, 1924 in McClure, PA to Howard and Ellen (Snook) Wieder. Dick is survived by his wife of 61 years, Grace (Lyter) Wieder; daughters and son, Carolyn (John) Graham of E. Lansing, MI, Cheryl (Dave) Teeter of Plant City, FL, Richard (Joy) Wieder of Erin, NY; 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; brother, John Wieder of Phoenixville, PA; and sister, Betty Goss of Multoy, PA; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Savanna Bell, Mae McNitt, Hilda Hartman, Gert Kline, Sara Suniega, Carrie Smeltzer and Ruth Bickhart; and brother, Harry Wieder. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Dick was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII, retired from both Remington Rand and also as a maintenance and road worker for the Village of Horseheads. A "handy man" to many, Dick was able to fix most anything. He was also a longtime devoted member of Elmwood Baptist Church in Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed. Jan. 14, 2009 from 4-6:00 p.m. and again on Thurs. from 10-11:00 a.m. where his service will also follow at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. David Sullivan will officiate. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Dick with memorials to Elmwood Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/12/2009
WIGGINS Eugene L.
Age 74, of Jackson Creek Rd., Cayuta, died at home on Friday, June 8, 2007. He was born Feb. 10, 1933 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Emory and Anna Mae (Smith) Wiggins. He was predeceased by his daughters, Rosalie, Alma and Theresa Wiggins. Surviving is his loving wife, Virginia (Zahorian) Wiggins; their children, Patricia and Brett Van Zile of Ft. Valley, GA, Robin and Kenneth Mayhood Sr. of Erin, NY, Roger and Fayth Wiggins of Elmira Heights, NY, and James Wiggins of Cayuta, NY; grandchildren, Winona (Kevin) Austin, Virginia (Neil) Mathews, Heather Wiggins, Christy Wiggins, Melissa Wiggins, Kyle Moore, Ashley Mayhood, Kenneth Mayhood Jr., Matthew Mayhood, Benjamin Sherman, Sabrina Wiggins, and Elizabeth Wiggins; great-grandchildren, Dominic Austin and Da'quahn Mathews, and Nicholas Cowan; brother, Ralph (Pat) Wiggins of Rochester, NY; nephew, Richard Wiggins of Colorado; many neighbors and friends including, longtime friend, Bradley Burdic. Gene was also predeceased by his brother, Alfred Wiggins and sister, Wynona Wiggins. Gene was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads and active as a Head Usher there for many years. He was devoted to his family and church and loved time spent with his grandchildren. Prior to his retirement Gene was the second generation owner and operator of Wiggins General Trucking in Cayuta. He was also a member of the Board of Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, June 11, 2007, from 4-7:00 p.m. Gene's funeral service will be celebrated in the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira. Many thanks to the congregation of the First United Methodist Church for their thoughts prayers and many act of kindness with special thanks to Pastor Bob and Cindy Ellis for their many visits. Also, thanks to our family at His Tabernacle Family Church for their support and prayers throughout Gene's illness.
WIGGINS Richard L. Wiggins
Elmira Heights: Age 60 of Villa Serene and formerly of Colorado, died unexpectedly on December 27, 2012. He was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Joyce Wiggins. Survived by aunt, Virginia Wiggins and several other family members and friends including his Faithful dog "Suzie". Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads today, Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 11:00 am-12:00 noon. Service there at 12:00 noon. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Star Gazette – January 5, 2013
MORGAN J. WILBUR SR., formerly of Elmira, Sunday, April 27, 1958. Survived by sons, Maj. Norman J. Wilbur with U.S. Army at Annandale, Va., Morgan J. Jr. of Savannah, Ga.; brothers, Jesse, Carl and Earl Wilbur; three grandchildren. Body at MacPherson Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. J. T. M. Wilson. Forest Lawn Memorial Park. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/1958
WILCOX Leon Sherwood Of Elmira, NY Was born February 7, 1955 in Towanda, PA, the son of the late Harold D. and Janet (Miller) Wilcox, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, July 10, 2006, at the age of 51. His sister, Sharon Wilcox also preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Mary (James) Kellogg of Breesport, NY; brother, Steve (Nancy) Wilcox of North Bend, OR; nieces, Lisa (Zegin) Braun of Horseheads, NY; Sarah Kellogg of Waverly, NY; nephews, Jason (Hope) Kellogg Elmira, NY; Jeremy Kellogg of South Berwick, ME. Leon was currently employed by the City of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Friday, July 14, 2006, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow the visitation. (7 p.m.) His brother-in-law, James Kellogg will celebrate the service. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY.
WILCOX - Vandegrift, Margaret J. "Mag", A loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend died peacefully, Saturday morning, April 26, 2008 at Troy Community Hospital following an illness, at the age of 72, with her family by her side. Born on September 20, 1935 in Troy, PA Mag was the daughter of Francis & Lula Coakley Wilcox. She was married to James R. Vandegrift on June 15, 1957 and he predeceased her in 1973. Left with the task of raising a large family, Mag embraced her job as a mother and took very seriously the importance of education. Active in her community she enjoyed the many friendships she nurtured. She was a communicant of St. John's Catholic Church in Troy and also enjoyed reading. Surviving is her loving family who cherish her memory. children, Mary Vandegrift, TN; Ronald (Sandy) Vandegrift, Millerton, PA; Paul ( Leanne) Vandegrift, Horseheads; Rose Kintz, CO; Wayne Vandegrift, Gillett; and Mark Vandegrift, Wellsburg; nineteen grandchildren, William, Michael, Hope, "Ginny", Sherry, Amy, Ernie, Merle, Tiffany, Josh, Justin, Chadd, Alec, Tom, Megan, Jessica, Tyler, Annie and Brady; sister's her twin, Marge (James) Renzo, E. Troy, PA; Joyce (James) Maloney, Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Tressa Wells, Athens, PA; John (Sheila) Wilcox, Troy, PA nineteen great grandchildren; nieces nephews and many family friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Mag was predeceased by her beloved granddaughters, Angela & Michelle Draht and her sister, Betty Stranger. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday April 28, 2008 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services for Mag will take place at Caywood's Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Graveside services will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the South Creek Lions Club, 35341 Rt. 14, Gillett, PA 16925 in her memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/27/2008.
DAVID WAYNE WILDRICK, 5 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald T. Wildrick of 212 E. LaFrance St., this morning, Aug. 14, 1956. Survived by parents; brothers, Gary Allen and Richard Michael Wildrick at home; Mr. and Mrs. George Wildrick of Elmira; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore of Horseheads. Private funeral services this afternoon at 2 at the Olthof Funeral Home, the Rev. Leslie Conley. Babyland, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/14/1956
WILLIAMS Herbert J., III
Age 55, of Elmira, NY. He was born May 11, 1954 in Elmira, son of Herbert J. Williams II and Laura McClain Willams. He died Friday, December 11, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his father; and his sister, Jacalyn Prince. Herbert is survived by his children, Desi Williams, Ty Williams and Eric Davis; mother, Laura Williams; sisters, Cassandra (Jeffrey) Thomas, Annette (David) Grice and Pamela (Jeffrey) Holman; brothers, David and Robert Williams; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to his Memorial Service on Monday, December 14th, at 2 p.m. at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Published in Star-Gazette on December 13, 2009
WILLIAMS Herbert R. "Herb"
Horseheads: Age 82, died with his loving family by his side, on Thursday, November 24, 2011, at his home. Herb was born October 8, 1929 in Edwardsville PA, a son of James and Catherine (Morris) Williams. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Lou Ruseskas Williams; children, with their spouses, Jay and Mary Lou Williams of Pine City, Suzanne and Tom Morrissey of Elmira, Kathleen Maggio of Elmira, Cindi and Bryce Cuyle of Big Flats, Herb and Kelly Williams of Elmira; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Hendershot of Fort Myers Beach FL, Catherine Williams of Asheville NC; sisters-in-law, Helene Paulina of Kingston PA, Rosalie Hoffman of Kingston PA, Bernadine Barney of Virginia Beach VA; along with several nieces and nephews. Herb served his country in the U S Army. He was a retired business agent for the Local Glaziers Union. An avid outdoorsman he loved to hunt and fish. Herb was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154, an avid NY Yankee fan, and a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. He took great pride in being head of his family and loved the time spent with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to Herb's Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. A private interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Herb with a donation to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Star-Gazette - November 26, 2011
WILLIAMS Maxine Share
Erin: Age 84 of Erin. Born November 27, 1928 to Mr. Thomas Williams and Ethel Gilbert Williams of Williamsport PA, Maxine died on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. She was predeceased by her first husband, Clifford Grover; husband Arthur Share; companion Leonard Share; son, Roger Grover; son-in-law, Russell Colussy; sister, Shirley Tagliaboske; brother, Earl Williams. Survived by children, Ronald (Rhonda) Grover, Coral (Linda) Grover, Maxine Colussy, Michael Grover, Kathie (Bill) Clark and Diane West; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betsy Williams; several nieces, nephews and cousins; "little sister" Bert Bower; and special friend, Vinnie Manwaring. Maxine worked for 15 years for the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She always loved to help everyone that she could. She was a mom of all moms who truly loved her family. She never knew who she would find staying in her home after work, she would just add a little to the pot and set another plate. She loved sewing, cooking and traveling. She will be in many, many hearts for a long time to come. Donations to a charity of one's choice . The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday February 22 from 11am till Noon with her Funeral Service immediately following at Noon with Pastor Robert Briggs, officiating. Burial immediately following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Star Gazette – February 21, 2013
WILMOT Mark D.
Age 80 of Millport, NY died Friday, August 26, 2011.
Survived by beloved wife, Barbara Taber Wilmot, Millport; son, Mark B. (Denise)
Wilmot, Horseheads; grandchildren, Amy (Jeffrey) Wilmot Sonner, Marie, Vanessa,
& Owen Sherwood, Naomi (Eric) Sherwood Johnston; great-grandchildren,
Nathaniel Barber and Kole Sonner; sister, Joan (Richard) Wilmot Jones; several
nieces, nephews, and cousins; pre-deceased by parents Martha and Thomas C.
Wilmot; brother, Thomas "Tip" Wilmot. Mark was a member of the Old
Oak Masonic Lodge, US Army Veteran from the Korean Conflict. He retired with
over 40 years of service from Hardinge Brothers in 1990 and then drove school
bus for Horseheads Central School until 2002. Mark loved the outdoors, travel
and woodworking. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Hope
Baptist Church, P.O. Box 154, Millport, NY 14864 in his name. The Family will
receive relatives and friends at the Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, Painted
Post on Friday, September 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. followed immediately by his
Funeral Service at 6 p.m. Burial at the convenience of the family in Forest
Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec
Funeral Home. Star Gazette – August 30, 2011
Age 82, of 400 Linden Place, Elmira, NY. He was born January 16, 1923 in Shelman, GA, son of the late Adam and Rosie (Minneti) Wilson and died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at Elcor Health Services. George was predeceased by his son, Joe Amos Wilson; and grandson, Jackie Wilson, and is survived by his wife, Michelle (Jamieson) Wilson; sons, William Banks, John Wesley Banks, George, Jr. and Darnell Wilson, all of Elmira, Jackie Wilson of Binghamton, George A. and B.J. Wilson, both of Elmira; daughters, Trellis Moye of Ft. Pierce, FL, Ocie Loretta Moore of Elmira, Barbara Shepard of Norristown, PA, Deborah Wilson of Tampa, FL, Elizabeth Banks of Roselle, NJ, and Lenette Wood of Elmira; brothers, Adam Wilson of Andersonville, GA, and Robert Wilson of Lawrence, KS; sisters, Mary Winters of Atlanta, GA, Helen Wilson and Barbara Thomas, both of Miami, FL; former spouse, Annie Wilson of Elmira; along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Wilson was a member of Monumental Baptist Church. He retired from General Electric in 1980 after 30 years of service and was a WW2 veteran serving in the U.S. Army. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 23rd, at 10 a.m. in Faith Temple Community Church, Harper St., Elmira. Rev. Leo Hughey, Jr. will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
WILSON Jackie, Jr. Age 27 of 811 E. Second St., Elmira, NY died Saturday, September 8, 2001. He is survived by his mother Carrie Coleman of Elmira; father Jackie Wilson, Sr. of Binghamton; son Jackie Wilson III of Elmira; brothers Jeremy, Terell, Tynez, Tavin, Tyrece and Deon; paternal grandparents Annie Wilson and George Wilson, Sr. both of Elmira along with a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 12th from 9 AM to 12 Noon. Funeral Service will be held at 12 Noon. Rev. G.W. McDowell will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
WILSON Lenette M - WOOD, Lenette M.
Age 39, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at home after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her father, George Wilson and is survived by her children, Lisa Wood, Vickie Wood and Ashley Decker; granddaughter, Cierra Durkee, all of Elmira; mother and stepfather, Michelle and Joseph DeFino of Lyndhurst, NJ; loving companion, Shawn Lee of Elmira; brothers, George A. Wilson and B.J. Wilson, both of Elmira; along with several step brothers and step sisters. Family and friends are invited to her graveside service on Friday, August 6th, at 2:30 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 5, 2010
WILSON Tremaine E. Age 88, of Millerton, PA, died Sunday, August 22, 2004, at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira, following a long illness. Tremaine was born December 30, 1915 in Staley, North Carolina. He moved to New York with his family in 1918. Tremaine was a respected carpenter in and around Elmira, having built numerous houses, barns, and other buildings. He also raised dairy cattle on a farm outside Breesport. For many years, Tremaine and his wife, Eleanor, performed as musicians in Elmira and the surrounding area, he on guitar and harmonica and she on the accordion. Upon retiring, Tremaine remained active as a woodworker into his 80s. He was also an avid reader. He is survived by his loving, devoted wife, Eleanor, of Millerton; beloved children, Camille (Melvin) Cummings of Kennesaw, GA, Terry (Patsy) Wilson of Dillard, GA, and Connie Wilson of Elmira, NY; brothers, William (Lasca) Wilson of Elmira, NY, and Carl (Cecelia) Wilson of Lakeland, FL; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Wednesday, August 25, 2004, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Private interment will be Thursday morning in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Rochester Chapter, 435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.
WIXSON - HILLS, Janice L.
Age 71, of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, October 25, 2007, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Janice was born on November 21, 1935 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Carroll and Ruth (Lariew) Wixson. Janice retired from Hample Equipment Sales in Horseheads after many years of service. Survivors include her husband, Thomas, of 54 years; daughters, Donna J. (Bob) Beardsley and Janet E. Mathews; sons, Timothy J. Hills and Mark E. Hills; sisters, Ann (Raymond) Benway, Nancy (Clifford) Murphy and Bonnie Hobczuk; brother, Edward Wixson; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, October 28, 2007, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.
WOERMBKE Carolyn Ann
BRAGG Carolyn Age 91, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Unit. Carolyn was born on October 23, 1914 to the late John and Annie Woermbke. She was predeceased by her husband, Charlie Bragg; and by her grandson, Joe Comfort, Sr. Survivors include son, Larry Comfort, and daughter-in-law, Nancy Comfort, of Elmira; granddaughter, Kelley (Norman) Gervais of Vandergrift, PA; great-grandchildren, Joe, Jr., Somer and Stacy Comfort, Jennifer and Rebecca Gervais, Carla and Michael Shearer; two great-great grandchildren, Destiny Marie and Julienna; and several nieces and nephews. Carolyn enjoyed playing cards with her niece and good friend, Mary Lou Woermbke. Carolyn worked for many years at Remington Rand and after that at the Chemung County Infirmary. She and her husband, Charlie, enjoyed many years of bowling together and traveling all over the country. In later years, she and Charlie were both school crossing guards together. Carolyn was a longtime member of Riverside Methodist Church and enjoyed her Bible Study group. The family would like to thank the Staff on the 3rd floor Skilled Nursing Unit at St. Joseph's for their loving care. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Riverside Methodist Church, 559 Spaulding St., Elmira, NY 14901, or Parkinson's Disease Research C/O National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Mary Ann Sprinkle, Director of Development, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494 (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, March 4th, 2006, at the Kalec Funeral Home from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. followed by her Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m., Rev. Elli Haber, officiating. She will be interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the family.
WOOD - MRS. BETTY J. (WOOD) COLONY
Betty J. (Wood) Colony, 61, of Wheaton Rd., RD#1, Erin, N.Y., died Monday, Aug. 31, 1987, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital. She was a member of the Breesport Baptist Church. Mrs. Colony was also a former employee of the NYS Dept. of Corrections and a retired employee of Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y. In November, 1966, her husband, Robert, died. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Debra Colony of Elmira, N.Y.; her mother, Mrs. Hazel Wood of Erin, N.Y.; several grandchildren, Jeremy, Christine, Faith, Brian, Joy, Robert and Adam Colony; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Ray Sumner of Mansfield, Leona and Sayre Treat and Ann and Clifton Truax, all of Erin, N.Y., and Barbara and Donald Kraft of Bath, N.Y.; a brother, Paul Wood of Penna, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Breesport Baptist Church today (Sept. 2) at 4:30 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Snyder, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be made at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Flowers are gratefully declined; those wishing may express their sympathy by memorials, in her name, to the Breesport Baptist Church.
WOOD Kenneth R.
Age 79, of Elmira, died Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Ken was born February 12, 1928, son of Raymond and Margaret Lyons Wood. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Spencer Wood. Ken is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Linda T. and Norm Theetge of Lowman, with their son, Michael; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth S. and Sue Wood of Elmira, with their son, Christopher; brothers and sisters-in-law, Boyd "Bud" and Catherine Wood of Elmira, and Robert and Donna Wood of Horseheads; step-children, Augustus Eugene VanOrden of Florida, Patricia Ann Wilson of Elmira, and Pamela Lee Spencer Beck of Ohio; along with several nieces, nephews and step grandchildren. Ken started his working career at the Mark Twain Hotel. He was then a long time employee with American LaFrance. When American LaFrance closed, Ken worked for Elm Chevrolet for a short time. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, September 15, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 4:15 p.m. Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/14/2007.
WOOD - MARTIN, Shirley M.
Age 71 of Dewitt Ave., Elmira, NY, died February 6, 2008 at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Shirley was born on July 9, 1936 in Corning, NY, daughter of the late Lee and Freda (Wise) Wood. Shirley retired from Bell Atlantic here in Elmira after many years of service as a telephone operator. Survivors include her sons, Sherman L. Martin Sr. and Tracy L. Martin, both of Elmira; brother, David Wood of Watkins Glen, NY; sister, Mary Lou Mace of Elmira; grandchildren, Sherman L. Martin Jr., Shawn M. Martin and Brandon M. Martin; great-grandchildren, Charisma Martin, Gabriella L. Gillette, Lucas Moore and Landon Moore; several nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her brothers, Charles and Ronald Wood; sisters, Joyce and Janice Wood; grandchild, Joshua M. Martin. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, February 11, 2008, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Mark Dieterle officiating. Interment will be held in Forest Lawn memorial Park at the convenience of the family.
WOOD Virginia M. Green
Southport: age 77, a lifelong resident of Southport NY, she died on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 in Horseheads NY. She is survived by her three sons, Maurice (Junie) Green Jr., George Green and Charles "Chuck" Green with his wife, Audra, all of Elmira NY. Also surviving her are eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her sister, Helen Wood of Elmira and many nieces, nephews and friends. She is predeceased by her husband, Maurice Green Sr., and her daughter, Cindy Green, and brother, Buzzy Donald Wood. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport from 5-7pm with funeral service following at 7pm. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved Maurice in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. (Birthdate: January 17, 1934 in Wellsburg, NY) Star Gazette – February 27, 2011
WOODARD Pearl Irene Cortright
Age 77, died on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, with members of her loving family by her bedside. Pearl was born in Elmira, a daughter of the late Leslie and Ella May Woodard. She was predeceased by her husband Harry B. Cortright in 2001 and three infant children. Pearl is survived by her children and their spouses, Edward J. and Julie Cortright of Biddeford ME, Grace E. Partain of Elmira, James L. Cortright of Shapleigh ME, Robert H. and Nancy Cortright of Summerfield FL, Laura L. Cortright of Biddeford ME; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice Boynton of Elmira, Rosie and John Spencer of Erin, Ella May and Robert Palmer of Elmira; 13 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Pearl was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Horseheads. Pearl was a former volunteer for R.S.V.P. and Pathways. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service, with Pastor Steve Connor, will follow at 4:15 p.m. Interment will take place Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Donations in Pearl's memory may be directed to the Church of Christ, 165 Miller St., Horseheads NY 14845 Star-Gazette - November 13, 2010
WOODFORD –MRS. ALTA MARIE BEECHER age 59 of 13
Calamanda Street, Zephyrhills, FL formerly of Pine Valley, Saturday, December
29, 1984 in South Pasadena, FL. Friends are invited to call at the Barber
Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 pm. Funeral services will be held there on Thursday at 11 am. The
Rev. Carol A. Keiler will officiate. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial
Park. Mrs. Beecher is survived by her husband of 42 years. Earl F.
Beecher; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Gary Blend of St. Petersburg
Beach, FL; son and daughter-in-law, David and Lillie Beecher of Holcomb, NY;
six grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Anna Fowler of Odessa and Mrs. Ruth Meade of
Rock Stream; brothers, Clarence Woodford of Cayuta and Harold Woodford of
Odessa; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Beecher was a member of the Pine
Valley United Methodist Church and Old Oak Chapter #506 O.E.S. where she had
formerly served as Warder. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/1/1985
WOODHULL John F., Jr.
Was born January 20, 1920 in Elmira, NY, the son of the
late John F. and Jennie May (Packard) Woodhull, Sr., died peacefully on
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by his
loving family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife
of nearly 50 years, Viola (Marriott) Woodhull. John is survived by his loving
wife of 16 years, Marilyn (Held) Woodhull and her children: Kenneth W. (Joyce)
Held of Pownal, VT, Alan W. (Cynthia) Held of Pine City, NY, Jason W. Held of
Scottsdale, AZ, Evelyn R. (James) Laskaris of Horseheads, NY, Bryon W. Held of
Peekskill, NY; along with numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He
is also survived by his cousin and lifelong friend, William (Ila) Woodhull of
Sun City, AZ. As a young boy, John started his working career in the family
bait shop, known as Woody's Fishing & Bait Tackle Shop; later delivering
milk to the Elmira area for 20+ years and finished his career in 1968, retiring
from the Chemung County Airport after 25 years of dedicated service. John was a
Veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country from 1945-1947 during WWII
and was the recipient of the Victory Medal. He was a life member of the Elmira
Elks Lodge #62, the American Legion Post #443 and VFW Post #901. He was a
member also of the Chemung County Historical Society and the Pownal Historical
Society in Vermont. John enjoyed square dancing to the music of his father and
uncles band, "The Woodhull Boys". Family and friends are invited to
gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave.,
Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Funeral
Services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 6 PM with Rev. David
Daniels celebrating John's life. Interment will take place privately at the
convenience of his family in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be directed to the
Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA Route #328 Elmira, NY 14903.
Star Gazette – May 4, 2012
WOODRUFF - MACMILLAN, Betty J.
Age 81, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, November 30, 2008, at her home with her loving family by her side. Betty was born on October 24, 1927 in Elmira, to the late William and Carolyn (Lee) Woodruff. Betty retired as a custodian in the Elmira City School District, after many years of service. She will always be remembered as a loving and caring mother, along with being a great friend to many. Survivors include her sons, Richard "Mac" (Carol) MacMillan and Mark (Mary Jane McCarty) Teeter, both of Elmira and Michael (Mary) Teeter of Caton, NY; grandchildren, Richard J. MacMillan of Elmira, Kathleen Teeter of MO, Brandon Teeter of Beaver Dams, NY and Beau Teeter of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Damien, Erika, Samantha and Marshall; many friends; and her dog, Baby. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, December 3, 2008, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Internment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/1/2008
WOODRUFF Gary Gene Corning Inc. Machinist Age 60, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Gary was a loving husband and best friend to Frances Woodruff, and devoted son to mother, Katherine Tuman; late father, Kenneth Woodruff; and late stepfather, Charles Tuman. He was a loving father to Tracey (Eileen) Woodruff of New Jersey, Kristine (Tom) DeLosa of Colorado, and Jennifer (Mark) Miller of New York; grandchildren, Zachary, Timothy, and Paige, who were his greatest pride and joy; brother to Richard (Sharon) Woodruff, Darlene (Bill) Jones, Elaine Clark, and Joseph Woodruff; brother-in-law to Dolores (Duanne) Cleveland, Barb (John) Dunn, Harold (Nellie) Maynard, Donald (Elsie) Wager, and the late Georgia Seagren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews; and his lifetime friends, John and Dorothy Burge. Gary worked at Thatcher Glass for many years; he then worked as a machinist for Corning Inc. for the past 20 years, leaving many dear friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, June 17, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m., and again Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held following the Saturday visitation at 11 a.m., with Rev. Joseph Kim officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations in Gary's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.
WOODRUFF –MARGARET TYLER, 79, of 510 W. First St., Elmira, N.Y. died Monday, March 25, 1985 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira. She was born Dec. 17, 1905, the daughter of John and Wealthy Coates Woodruff. Mrs. Tyler is survived by sons, William Tyler, Jr. of Elmira, Arthur Tyler of Albert, Virginia, Ray of Mosherville, Alva Tyler and Victor Tyler, Sr., both living at home; daughters, Pear Brown of Marathon, N.Y., Dorothy Parsons and Mina Sieberkrob of Millport, N.Y. and Myrtle Herrick of Wyalusing. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, N.Y. on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira.
WOZNICK - NEWMAN
Isabelle I. Age 92, a former resident of Villa Serene, Elmira Heights, died peacefully on September 30, 2005 surrounded by her loving family at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. She was born March 27, 1913 in Elmira Heights, the daughter of John and Amelia Yanczyk Woznick. She was a life member of Oakwood United Methodist Church and a member of RSVP. She worked for many years at the Elmira Knitting Mill and retired from Nichols Discount City. Isabelle lived an active and vibrant life evidenced by her love of the NY Yankees. She is survived by her loving daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and William Bahanka of Elmira Heights, NY, Darlene and Richard Gumtow of Fort Walton Beach, FL; grandchildren, William and Cheryl Bahanka of Fairport, NY, Becky and Nicholas Gilbert of Marcellus, NY, Susan and Timothy Matejka of Erin, NY, Deborah and John Tokar of Big Flats, NY, Stephen Bahanka and Kim of Erin, NY, Mark and Sabrina Newman of Vero Beach, FL, Wynn and Akhtar Qurarshi of Fort Pierce, FL, Paul Newman of West Palm Beach, FL, William Gumtow of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Keri and David Bagley of Japan, Tracy and Amanda Gumtow of Pine Valley, NY; 10 great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Edward and Pat Sobkowski of Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her parents; a son, Wayne Newman; sisters, Mary Woznick Lofstrom and Jennie Woznick Sobkowski; a nephew, Robert Sobkowski; and a brother, Edward Woznick. A special thanks to the 2nd floor Nursing Staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility and all the other caregivers for the love and care given to our mother. It was Isabelle's request that there be no viewing. The family will receive friends at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Elmira for a graveside service to be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2005. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Heritage Park, Elmira, NY 14901, in Isabelle's memory. Arrangements are with Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home
WRIGHT Everett W. Sr. Age 63, of 519 Union Place, Elmira, NY, died on Friday, November 3, 2006, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born on September 8, 1943 in VanEtten, NY, to the late Herbert and Carmen Wright. Everett was predeceased by his wife Frieda Wright in 2005. He is survived by his sons, Everett Wright Jr. of FL, Alvin (Janet) Garland of Ulster, PA, Terry (Lisa) Rose of Candor, NY, Randall Wright of Elmira and Dennis Wright of Elmira; daughters, Denise Wright of Elmira, Phyllis (Sam) Bailey of Bath, NY, and Paula (Jeff) Durfey of Cayuta, NY.; sister, Catherine (Charles) Benjamin of Elmira; 28 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 7th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
YAKUSHOW - FLETCHER Rose (Yakushow)
Southport Resident, Was born August 16, 1927 in Dunmore, PA, the daughter of the late Dennis and Mary (Zahorian) Yakushow, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Her loving husband, Kenneth H. Fletcher, predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved children, Phyllis I. Hatfield of Elmira, NY, James W. (Maureen) Ingham of Lewiston, NY, Rose M. (Richard) Graffius of Punxsutawney, PA, Raymond L. (Lois) Ingham of Elmira, NY; much-loved grandchildren, Beth Hatfield, Lori (Harold) Romeo, Matthew (Jamie) Ingham, Sean Ingham, Sarah Ingham, Andrew Ingham, Alissa Graffius, Lindsay Graffius, and Emily Graffius; adored great-grandchildren, Alex Hatfield, Emma Romeo, Lawson Ingham, and Trevor Ingham. Rose retired from the Elmira City School District after several dedicated years of service. She was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church and volunteered with the Senior Luncheon program at the church. Mrs. Fletcher was a member of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post #154 in Elmira Heights, NY and also volunteered for RSVP, the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts of America. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Saturday, March 1, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring Rose's life will follow the visitation (1 p.m.). The Reverend Chip Possee will celebrate her service. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/27/2008 - 2/28/2008.
YONTZ Jason R. Yontz
Elmira: Age 31,of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 22, 2011 at his home. Jason was born on December 19, 1979 in Elmira, son of Joan and Luckie Manwaring. Jason will be missed dearly by his family and friends. He enjoyed reading, music and playing his guitar. Jason is survived by his parents; son, Aiden N. Yontz of Elmira; brothers, Gregory J. Yontz and Luckie Manwaring Jr., both of Elmira; several aunts, uncles, and nephews, Andrew S. Butts, Alex J. Yontz, Connor L. and Dylan D. Manwaring. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 1 to 2 p.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m with Rev. Patricia Logan officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Star Gazette – April 26, 2011
YOUMANS William R. Youmans
79, of 816 South Ave., Horseheads, Sunday, May 2, 1954.
Former Chemung County supervisor from Town of Catlin; member of Horseheads
Grange. Survived by wife, Mrs. Nellie M. Youmans; son, Earl Youmans of
Catlin; daughters, Miss Ruth Youmans of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Kathryn Waite
of Horseheads; brother, Elmer Youmans of Horseheads; granddaughter, Mrs. Joyce
Sepelak of Catlin; four great-grandchildren. Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch
Funeral Home, Horseheads, where friends may call today at 7 to 9 p.m. and
Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the
Rev. Augustus N. Peckham. Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 at
the Van Buskirk & Lynch Funeral Home at Horseheads for William R. Youmans,
who died Sunday afternoon at 1:30 following a heart attack at his home, 816
South Ave., Horseheads. Mr. Youmans, who was 79, served three terms as
supervisor of the Town of Catlin during the first quarter of the century, and
retired eight years ago after 23 years on the Horseheads police force. A life-long
resident of Chemung County, he was born in Catlin, son of the late George and
Lydie Mathews Youmans. He attended Catlin rural schools and later was
engaged in farming in that township. During his long tenure as a farmer,
he also operated a general store in Catlin for over 20 years. He also
gained wide recognition as a breeder of Holstein cattle. Mr. Youmans thrice was
elected to the Chemung County Board of Supervisors on the Republican ticket,
serving from 1910 until 1913 and again from 1922 to 1923. In 1923, he
moved to Horseheads to become village police officer. He later was
advanced to the rank of sergeant, a post he held until his retirement in
1946. Mr. Youmans was a member of the Horseheads Grange and was a former
member of Old Oak Lodge, F&AM of Millport.
ZENGER - Edna Z. Cleveland - Age 99, longtime resident of Roosevelt Ave., Horseheads and the New Falls Home in Montour Falls, NY died Mar. 22, 2010 at Schuyler Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Edna was born May 6, 1910, the daughter to the late Simon and Theresa (Deibler) Zenger. She was predeceased by her husband, David Cleveland and is survived by her daughter and son, Norma and Richard Bauer of Big Flats, NY, Dean and Bonnie Ritt of Covington, PA; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Edna was a former employee of Warren Clute II in Watkins Glen. At her request, her service with the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads will take place privately at the convenience of her family with interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.25.2010
ZIEGLER Marilyn Z. Pearson
Formerly of Elmira, residing at Elderwood's Health Care at Tioga, NY died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 following declining health. Born on November 16, 1932 in Elmira, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Ludwig & Mary Ersly Ziegler. She was married to Leonard Pearson who died in 1991. Marilyn raised a loving family and enjoyed their company. Surviving are her daughters, Lorrie (Michael) Gessi. Wellsburg, NY; Jan (Charles) Ackley, Virginia Beach, VA; and Charles "Richie" Ziegler, Lowman; five grandchildren, Valerie Gessi, Elmira, NY; Brian Gessi, Glen Carbon, IL; Kimberly (Joe) Rockwell, Pine City, NY; Angela (James) Grissom, Clinton, MD; and Travis Ackley, Virginia Beach, VA; four great grandchildren, Liam Rockwell, Audrey Grissom, Aiden Ackley and Hunter White; sister, Jeannette Sprague, Elmira; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother Charles "Richie" Ziegler. In honor of Marilyn's wishes, services will be held privately at the family's convenience. She will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park beside her husband, Leonard K. Pearson.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 12, 2010
ZIMMER - MILUNICH, Florence L.
Age 79, of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Florence was born on May 28, 1929 in Elmira, daughter of the late William and Bertha (Bauman) Zimmer. Florence retired from Elmira City School District after many years of service as a cook. She was an avid craft maker and loved baking cookies with her grandchildren. Florence will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Survivors include her daughters, Marcia (John O'Donnell) Sassano of Wellsburg, NY, and Noreen (Ted) Watson of Elmira; sons, John (Janice) Milunich of Elmira and Daniel (Sandra) Milinuch of Crescent City, CA; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Florence was predeceased by her husband, John M. Milunich in 2000; grandson, Michael C. Watson in 1986; brothers, William and Ernest Zimmer. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, October 30, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Florence to the SPCA at 2435 State Rte #352, Elmira, NY 14903; or Food Bank of the Southern Tier at 945 County Rte #64, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/29/2008