Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2000
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com)
Hilltop Cemetery Obituaries
Wheedon BANKS, a well known farmer, died at his home near Horseheads this morning as a result of an apoplectic stroke sustained about one week ago and from which he never regained consciousness. His mother Mrs. Hezekiah Banks of Veteran, his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd B. Copley of Horseheads and three brothers: Milton of Horseheads, Hiram of Cortland and Edwin of Millport survive. The funeral will be held in the Breesport Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Schall officiating. (Elmira Gazette and Free Press, Page 4, Monday, 26 February 1906)
AGED MAN SUFFERS FATAL HEART ATTACK ON STREET
John J. Benson, 89, of 801 Grove Street, suffered a fatal heart seizure in front of the Spillan Drug Store at 126 Lake Street about 11 o’clock this morning and died before medical aid could be summoned. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in the Hughes ambulance, but had expired before being received at the hospital.
JOHN J. BENSON
The funeral of John J. Benson will be held at the family home, 801 Grove Street, Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Charles Kridler of Washington, D. C., will officiate. Burial in Hill Top Cemetery, Breesport.
MISS EMILY BEST
Miss Emily Best died at the family home, Breesport, Sunday morning at 12:15 o'clock, aged sixty-four years. She is survived by two sisters: Elizabeth at home and Mrs. Craig Young of Breesport: one brother, William of Scranton, Pa. The funeral was held at the family home today at 1 p.m. Burial was in the Breesport Cemetery. The Reverend Fern L. Smith officiated. (1929)
MISS ELIZABETH BEST
Miss Elizabeth Best formerly of Breesport, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Z. Lewis Carl, 610 Chestnut St., Elmira, unexpectedly at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 1937. She was 83. Surviving one niece, Mrs. Carl, with whom she lived; a nephew, James H. Best of Canton, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Best of Canton. The body is in the Barber funeral home, Horseheads, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Howard Park of the Southport Nazerene Church officiating. Burial will be in Hill Top Cemetery, Breesport.
BLACKWELL DONNA BERG CARR
Donna Berg Age 56 of Wellsburg NY and formerly of Elmira died, Sunday, September 3, 2006 at home after a short battle with cancer. Donna was a daughter of S. Patricia Blackwell of Breesport and the late Richard Blackwell. She was predeceased by her brother, David J. Berg. In addition to her mother, Donna is survived by her husband, David G. Carr; daughter, Angela M. Kosanke of Horseheads with her children, Amber Bahantka and Dylan Kasper; daughter and son-in-law, Holli A. and Kevin O'Keefe of Fairport NY with their children, Kelly and Kevin Jr.; sister, Sandra M. Hartman of Elmira Heights; brother and sister-in-law, Daniel P. and Carole Berg of Elmira; nieces and nephews, Richard Anderson, Melissa Berg Malay, Daniel and Rachel Berg. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces, great nephews, in-laws and good friends. Donna was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She dedicated her life to helping others. Donna was a life long learner and earned both her Bachelor's Degree and just recently her Master's Degree from Elmira College while working full time. She loved her job as a mental health therapist at St. Joseph's Hospital. Donna enjoyed cooking, painting and traveling. Friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. A funeral service will follow at 7:15 pm. A private interment will take place at Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport.
Richard A. "Blackie" "There was a family that needed him and he was there." Age 72, of Breesport, died at his home, with his loving family by his side, on Tuesday, May 23, 2006. Blackie was born June 19, 1933, a son of Noah and Lucy Neff Blackwell. He is predeceased by his son David Berg and 7 siblings. Blackie is survived by his wife of 40 years, S. Patricia Sampson Blackwell; children, with spouses, Donna M. and David Carr of Elmira, Sandra M. Hartman of Elmira Heights, and Daniel P. and Carole Berg of Elmira; grandchildren, Angela Kosanke, Holli (Kevin) O'Keefe, Richard (Patti) Anderson, Melissa (Tamas) Malay, Daniel, Jr. and Rachel Berg, Kathleen Berg; great-grandchildren, Amber Bahantka and Dylan Kasper, Kelly and Kevin, Jr., O'Keefe, Maelynne and Cole Anderson, and Kamryn Malay; sisters and brothers-in-law, Corine and Harry Dean of Scott City, KS, Gladys Wieland of Horseheads, and Dolores and Lowell Campbell of Lincoln, CO; along with several nieces and nephews. Blackie was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a long time partner of the local surveying firm, Weiler Associates, until his retirement 14 years ago. Blackie was not only an avid golfer; he was an exceptional golfer. Blackie's great joys were his family and golf. For as much as he loved golf, Blackie's greatest joy was the time he spent with his grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and good friend to many….Blackie will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, May 25, 2006 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 26, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads. Military honors will be accorded at the conclusion of the mass. Private interment will be at Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport. Donations in Blackie's memory may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.
CARPENTER - DEKOSCHAK
Lillian C. Of 4016 Interlaken Beach Road Interlaken, NY formerly of Elmira and Horseheads, NY died at the Hospicare Comfort Care Unit in Lakeside Nursing Home on Friday, March 4, 2005, at the age of 86. Born in Elmira, New York, on December 23, 1918, Lillian was the daughter of Robert and Daisy Wells Carpenter. Most of Lillian's life was spent in the Elmira area and Breesport where she attended The Breesport United Methodist Church and sang in the Church Choir. After the death of her husband, Stephen, she moved to the Interlaken, NY area to be by her daughter, Christine "Tina" Leonard-Stanton. Lillian was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed gardening and reading. Most of her life was devoted to her husband of 39 years and her family. After moving to Interlaken she accepted a position with the Lucas Vineyard and was proud of her association with the Lucas family and the friends she made over the years in the area. She also enjoyed spending several winters in Arizona with her son, Dennis. In addition to her parents and husband, Lillian was preceded in death by two sons, Nicholas and Dennis; and two granddaughters, Kimberly and Nicole. Lillian was also predeceased by her brothers, Robert, Richard, and Jerome Carpenter, as well as Ted and Doug Dimmitt. Mrs. Dekoschak is survived by one daughter, Christine "Tina" (Bill) Stanton of Ithaca, NY ; one son, Richard (Ann) Dekoschak of Bangor, Maine; ten grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen (Tom) McCarthy of Horseheads, NY and Louise (Al) Thompson of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Services for Lillian on Saturday May 7, 2005 at 11 AM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY . The Rev. Nicholas Vanderweid will officiate. Interment in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport, NY. Contributions in Lillian's memory may be directed to the Interlaken Fire Dept. Main Street, Interlaken, NY, 14847, or Hospicare and Palliative Care Services of Tompkins County, Inc., 172 E. King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.
CRANDALL - "James Crandall, aged 88, died on Thursday, March 20, 1934 at the family farm in Breesport where he lived all his life" per his Friday, March 21, 1934 obituary. The obituary also announced "the funeral will be held in the family home Sunday at 2:30 pm. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport."
His obituary lists his survivors as seven nieces: Miss Elizabeth McMillan, Mrs. C.R. Hollenbeck, Mrs. F.R. Young, Mrs. J. N.Young, Mrs. John N. Hooker, all of Elmira; Mrs. Utrecht of Albany; three nephews, Louis Breese of Lower Maple Ave., Harry Crandell and Martin Crandell of Breesport; a niece and two nephews of Iowa.
An analysis of the survivors: Elizabeth, daughter of James McMillan and
Harriet Crandell; Mrs. C.R was probably Delia, daughter of John Benson and
Sarah Ann Crandell; Mrs. F.R. was probably Bessie Haviland, wife of Fred Young,
daughter of Hudson Haviland and Melissa Crandell; Mrs. J.N. was probably Emma,
wife of John Young, daughter of Grace Crandell Breese; Mrs. John was Alice
Crandell Hooker, daughter of Moses Crandell; Mrs.Utrecht was Irene Crandell
Utrecht, daughter of Moses Crandell; Louie Breese, probably son of Mary Alzina
Crandell Breese and John Jackson Breese; Harry Crandell, son of Moses.
Martin Crandell was an orphaned boy who was taken in by James' family when his parents died in a fire, according to my Uncle Clifford Crandell, son of Harry. The niece and nephews in Iowa were probably the childdren of Lewis Crandell, James' brother who resided in Rippey, Green Co., Iowa.
(Note: I received this obituary without the name of the newspaper. I suspect it was in the Elmira Star Gazette. James was the son of Archibald and Betsey Crandell, uncle to my grandfather Harry Crandell, and sole heir to the Crandell farm in Breesport.) Nancy Long (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CRANDELL - The Elmira Advertiser, Saturday, Jan.20, 1920: "Miss
Emma Crandell died Thursday at 2 pm in Breesport. She was born 91 years ago in
the house in which she died and had lived there her entire life. She was a
lifelong member of the Breesport Baptist Church and a faithful worker in that
church for more than 3/4 of a century. She is survived by a brother James S.
Crandell, who resides at the family home and several nieces and nephews. The
funeral will be held Sunday at the family home, Breesport. Burial will be in
the Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport."
(Note: She was the daughter to Archibald and Betsey Crandell, sister to my great grandfather Moses D. Crandell.) Nancy Crandell Long (email@example.com)
CRANDELL - Elmira Advertiser, June 13, 1916: Mrs. Mary A. Breese died Sunday (June 11) at 7:30 am at the home of her son Lewis Breese in the town of Horseheads, aged eighty-eight years. She is survived by her son; two sisters, Mrs. Melissa Haviland and Miss Emma Crandall of Breesport; two brothers James Crandall of Breesport and Lewis Crandall of Iowa. The funeral will be held at the home of Lewis Breese in the town of Horseheads tody at 2 pm and burial will be in the cemetery at Breesport. (Note: She is buried in Hilltop Cemetery with her husband and several children. She was the daughter of Archibald and Betsey Crandell, sister to Moses Crandell, my great grandfather.) Nancy Long (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CRAVEN Carl L.
Age 71, of Elmira, NY. He was born August 1, 1936 in Erin, NY, son of the late Ernest C. and Frances A. (Barton) Craven and died Saturday, February 23, 2008, at home. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Thomas and Bernard. Carl is survived by his companion, Waneta Borden; sisters, Louise Wilfert and Mary (Ron) Keck; brothers, Bill (Grace) Craven and Jim (Jenny) Craven; sister-in-law, Danabelle Craven; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, February 29th, from 3 to 4 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 4 p.m. Interment will take place in Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport, at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/24/2008 - 2/27/2008
DAHLHAUS Jack H.
Age 87, of Fairfield Glade, TN, formerly of Elmira, NY, died very unexpectedly in Fairfield Glade. Jack was the son of the late Charles and Anna Meyer Dahlhaus. He was born in Elmira, NY, May 11, 1921. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Beverley M. Dahlhaus of TN. Together they enjoyed a wonderful life together with a son, Charles (Phyllis) Dahlhaus of Breesport, NY; and daughter, Kay (Paul) Moyer of Crossville, TN; four grandchildren, Robert (Cori) Moyer of Getzville, NY, Jack Moyer of Eureka Springs, AR, Michelle (John) Adams of Petosky, MI, and Brent (Tracy) Dahlhaus of Medina, NY; and also nine great-grandchildren. Jack is predeceased by his brother, Roy Dahlhaus. Family and friends will gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY, Thursday, December 11th, 2008, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral and Committal Services will follow at the conclusion of the calling hours at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Irene Nowak will officiate assisted by Karen Davenport. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport, NY. Jack was a proud veteran of World War II, a member of the Fairfield Glade Community Church in TN, and a former member of the Centenary United Methodist Church and the Starkey Methodist Church. Jack owned and operated Del Electric for many years. He enjoyed his cottage that was built with the help of his father-in-law on Seneca Lake. Jack will always be remembered for being a devoted family man who loved his work and found great pleasure in the outdoors and his garden. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the American Heart Association in Jack H. Dahlhaus' name. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/10/2008
DENGLE James Dengle
A loving husband and father died Mon. Mar. 19, 2012 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following declining health at the age of 81. Born on Dec. 22, 1930 in Sylvania, P,Jim was the son of the late, James G. & Catherine Card Dengle. Dedicated to his country, Jim served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by various employers and retired from Elmira Stamping as a Tool & Die Maker. Jim was a member of the Horseheads American Legion. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Millport Hunting and Fishing Club. Jim treasured family times. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Mary Smetanka Dengle, Southport; son, James W. Dengle, Elmira; daughter-in-law, Tracy Dengle, Morristown, NJ; grandchildren, Jason, Stephen, Kathy, Timothy, Nicholas and Charline; sister, June (David) Pierson, Elmira; former daughter-in-law, Jackie Dengle, Southport; sister-in-law, Alice Parsons & family, Lakeland, FL; brothers-in-law, Tom (Jean) Smetanka, Horseheads; and Stephen Smetanka, Montour Falls; nieces and nephews including a special niece, Becky (Pat) Brooks, Elmira. Jim was predeceased by his beloved sons, Stephen and Bruce. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service at Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport on Thur. Mar. 29, 2012 at 10 a.m. where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Dengle. Star Gazette – March 23, 2012
DODDS - SCULLIN Ardis Dodds
Age 92 years and 10 months of Appleridge at Bethany Village in Horseheads, NY and formerly of Breesport, NY died on Tuesday June 30, 2009. She was born on August 17, 1916 in Hardin County, Ohio the sixth child of ten children of the late Ira Burton Dodds and Nancy Ann Ford Dodds. Ardis graduated as the Valedictorian of her class from Roundhead High School in Roundhead, Ohio. Ardis married her husband, Carl H. Scullin, on December 13, 1940 and he pre-deceased her after 61 years of marriage on February 8, 2002. She was also pre-deceased by eight of her sisters and brothers. Mrs. Scullin was an Assistant Postmaster for the U.S. Post Office in Breesport, NY. She was a member of the Breesport United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Ardis was known for her Apple Pie and more recently noted for her "Open Heart" and "The Best Hugs in the World". She is survived by her loving children: Carl Michael and Laurie Scullin of Alpine, NY; Peggy Ellen Maupin of East Greenbush, NY; Dennis J. and Gail Scullin of Center Brunswick, NY; Gary B. Scullin and Jorge Silvera of Stafford, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister: Peggy Smith of San Diego, CA; she was "Aunt Ardie" to 38 nieces and nephews; "Sister at Heart" to Viola Comstock and Helen Comfort. Mrs. Scullin is also survived by generations of cousins and a host of caring friends. She will be missed by her family and friends and the staff at Appleridge. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday July 2, 2009 from 12 Noon -2 PM. The United Methodist Women will be serving refreshments at the Breesport United Methodist Church immediately following calling hours until 3:30 PM. Mrs. Scullin's Funeral Services will be held at the Breesport United Methodist Church 110 Church Street Breesport, NY at 3:30 PM. Chaplain Mary Ann Bernard will officiate. Interment in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/1/2009
Francis C., Sr. Age 63, of Breesport and Van Etten, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center due to a long illness. Fran was predeceased by his daughter, Shari Ferry in 2004; and is survived by his wife, Patricia (Wheeland) Ferry; children, Ginny (Bo) Fenton of Bath, NY, Debbie (Len) Scheib of Harrisburg, PA, Penny L. Ferry of VanEtten, NY, Francis "Neil" (Donna) Ferry Jr. of FL, Arthur C. Ferry of Van Etten, NY, Joseph "Joey" M. Ferry of Breesport, NY; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; brothers, Jockolin (Dorothy) Ferry and Dale Ferry; sister, Beverly Jean (Richard) O'Brian; stepfather, Arthur Cooper of Breesport. Fran was born Feb. 26, 1942 in Elkland, PA the son of the late Francis and Cornelia (Weiskopff) Ferry Cooper. He was a former employee of Kennedy Valve in Elmira. Private memorial services are planned for the spring in Hilltop Cemetery Breesport. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads.
FRANK - CAMPBELL, Doris Frank
Age 91, of Dover, DE, and formerly a longtime resident Vineland, NJ, died Feb. 6, 2008 in DE. Tentative services are planned for Sat., May 17, 2008, at 12:00 noon in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport, NY. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/10/2008.
WILLIAM HAVILAND of Pine City died Friday (Sept. 25, 1925) at 6:25 p.m. in Elmira aged seventy-two years. Mr. Haviland is survived by two son, Bert of Pine City and Arthur of Montour Falls; an aunt, Mrs. Adeline Roberts of Elmria. The decedent was a member of Southern Light Lodge, F. & A.M. of Breesport. The funeral will be held at the VanBuskirk & Owen Undertaking Rooms at Horseheads, Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial in the Breesport Cemetery. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/27/1925
HORTON Beverly M. Dahlhaus
Age 87, died on December 8, 2011 in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. Beverly was born on November 8, 1924, daughter of the late John J. Horton and Hazel M. (Coveney) Horton. She is predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Jack H. Dahlhaus of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. She is survived by her daughter, Kay (Paul) Moyer of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee; her son, Charles (Phyllis) Dahlhaus of Breesport, New York; grandchildren, Robert (Cori) Moyer of Getzville, New York; Jack (Rachael) Moyer of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Michelle (John) Adams of Petoskey, Michigan; Brent (Tracey) Dahlhaus of Medina, New York; and 11 great-grandchildren. Beverly was a member of the Fairfield Glade Community Church, a former member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Elmira, New York and Starkey United Methodist Church, Starkey, New York. Beverly retired from the Corning Credit Union and had also worked at X-Cel Dairy. Flowers will be provided by the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Beverly through donations to the Cumberland County Playhouse, 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tennessee 38555 or Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox Street, Elmira, New York 14901. Beverly was a faithful Craft Table volunteer for the Playhouse, and also a dedicated volunteer, along with Jack, for Meals on Wheels prior to moving to Tennessee in 2007. Calling hours will be on Saturday January 7, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, New York, followed by a prayer service officiated by Pastor Michael Weeden of New Beginnings United Methodist, Elmira, NY. Interment will be at Breesport Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport, New York, at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – December 11, 2011
HORTON Beverly M. Dahlhaus
Age 87, died on December 8, 2011 in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. Calling hours will be on Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira/Southport, NY, followed by a prayer service officiated by Pastor Michael Weeden of New Beginnings United Methodist, Elmira, NY. Interment will be at Breesport Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport, NY, at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – January 5, 2012
HUSTED GRACE NEWMAN,
Mrs. Grace (Husted), age 81, of the Ormiston Road, Breesport, Wed. Nov. 7, 1973 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital following an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Thursday and Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. David Crandall, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Penn Yan officiating. Interment Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport. Survived by son, Frank Newman with whom she resided; sisters, Mrs. Paul (Mary) Mantell and Mrs. Samuel (Pearl) Miller both of Breesport; granddaughter, Mrs. James (Francine) Sullivan of San Jose, Calif.; grandson, Frank Newman, Jr., of Breesport; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Newman was the widow of John Newman; a retired practical nurse, and member of Southern Light Chapter O. E. S., Breesport.
Breesport-Miss Susie M. JONES, 79, oldest resident of Breesport, died Monday, Feb. 12, 1940, in the same house in which she had resided since a child. She was a member of the School Board for 21 years. She cared for many children who were brought to her from the orphanage or the County Farm and was known widely for her charitable deeds. She is survived by a foster daughter, Esther Greene, who has made her home with her and cared for her during her declining years. She loved her four foster grandchildren, but her pride was her foster son Paul R. Jones, captain of the S.S. Arkansas. He arrived by plane from Los Angeles, California, immediately upon hearing of her death. Breesport residents mourn the death of Miss Jones who devoted her life to the needy and sorrowing. The impression she made in educational and community affairs will long be remembered. [Susie M. Jones Obituary(daughter of Jared and Adaline Collson Jones) from Ruth Olszowsky]
MISS LEAH B. KINLEY age 89 of 501 S. Main St., Horseheads, Friday, Oct. 15, 1976 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Private funeral services will be held on Sunday at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Jack Ziegler officiating. Interment Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport. She is survived by her nephew, Dr. Charles H. Kinley of Elmira, Miss Kinley was a native of Breesport and a daughter of the late Charles and Alice Harding Kinley. She was a graduate of Horseheads High School and Cortland Normal School and spent the remainder of her life in Horseheads. Flowers are gratefully declined, but those wishing may make memorials to the charity of their choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/16/1976
MASON Ernest E. "Ernie, Dad, Poppa, Uncle, and Mr. Mason"
age 72, of Bannister Road in Breesport, NY, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Ernie was born on November 30, 1940 in Elmira to James and Alice (Hartman) Mason. He married Patricia Kinney on October 16, 1964. Ernie was a graduate of Horseheads High School. He served his country in the United States Army. He retired from NYSEG as a compressor operator in 2000 after 32 years of service to the company. He was an active member and Trustee of the Breesport United Methodist Church. Ernie was an avid woodworker, loved puttering, building homes, bird watching, spending time with his family, and his black dog Mack. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three sons, Wayne and Wendy Mason of Elmira, Matthew and Sue Mason of Elmira, and Curtis Mason of Breesport; three grandchildren, Domino Mason, Tammy Tyler, and Mellisa Terwilliger; great-grandchildren, Alissa, Morgan, and soon-to-be Emma Lynn Mae; a sister, Janice Kinney of Horseheads; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ernie was preceded in death by a brother, Richard; granddaughter, Sydney; and a brother-in-law, Charles Kinney. Calling hours will be Friday, August 16, from 1-3 and 6-8 at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 East Franklin Street in Horseheads, where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17th, with Rev. Bernard Posse officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport. Memorial donations may be made in Ernie's name to Breesport United Methodist Church, 110 Church Street, Breesport, NY 14816. Star Gazette – August 15, 2013
MILLS –MRS. ESTELLE MIDLRED (EDWIN J.) MICKLE, 26 of West LaFrance Street died this morning (Sept. 10, 1929) at 9 o’clock. She is survived by her husband, Edwin J. Mickle; her mother, Mrs. Carrie Mills; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Baltimore; a brother, Abram Mills, all of Elmira; the grandmother, Mrs. Harriett Rorick of Breesport. The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial in the Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/10/1929
William A. Age 71 of Mocksville, NC died Wednesday, October 10, 2001 in Winston-Salem, NC. He is survived by his wife , Percelle (Leidy) Paddock, Five children, Randall Paddock, Wayne Paddock, Gregory Paddock, Derek Paddock and Andrea Paddock Knott; One grandchild, Talissa Jaluny Paddock; Brother and sister-in-law, Garth and Doris Paddock; and two nieces and a nephew. Mr. Paddock was born in Elmira, NY on June 27, 1930, the son of the late Hartzell and Louise (Churchill) Paddock and raised in Breesport, NY where he attended school. He studied civil and mechanical engineering at George Washington University and after an early career in agriculture, spent 30 years in hospital construction management, supervising projects around the country. He was a member of the National Fire Protection International Association, Health Care Section and The American Society of Hospital Engineers. at his request there will be no prior services. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport, NY.
PARK Lawrence O. "Larry" Sr. Age 54, of Roswell, GA, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died very unexpectedly on Saturday, September 17, 2005. Larry was born November 29, 1950 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Delos M. and Augusta Ogden Park. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1969. Larry was a carpenter and cabinetmaker for House Wrights Builders in Alpharetta, GA. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, walking in the woods, auto racing, the New York Yankees, and Yellow Labrador Retreivers. Larry loved woodworking and cabinetmaking but most of all he loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. Larry is survived by his fiancée, Linda Fattibene; son and daughter-in-law, Larry O. and Sherry Park Jr. of Breesport, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Jeff Kelly of Breesport, NY; daughter and fiancé, Katie Park and Christopher Wida of Horseheads, NY; daughter, Jessica Park of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Aaron Kelly, Abigail Kelly, Emma Kelly, Riley Jane Park, and Makenzie Wida; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Katie Copp of Fredericktown, Ohio. Larry is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends; including special friends, Mary Jane Comfort Austin of Breesport, NY and Susan Tremaine Park of Horseheads, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY , on Wednesday, September 21, 2005, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Celebration of Larry's Life will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, September 22, 2005, at 11 AM. Interment in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport, NY, at the convenience of the family.
PAYNE Larry W."Willy" Age 52 of 408 Upper Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY died unexpectedly on Friday August 12, 2005 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Willy was born October 22 1952 in Elmira, NY the son of Merle L. and Millie Bastilla Payne. He was a graduate of Corning West High School Class of 1971. Willy was a Vietnam War Veteran serving his country with the US Air Force. He loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. Willy also enjoyed gardening, flowers, and plants. Willy was retired from Purolator Motor Components in Elmira Heights, NY due to an industrial accident. He was pre-deceased by his father, Merle L. Payne Sr., who died on March 3, 1997. Willy is survived by his loving and devoted wife Janice Herman Payne; sons: Scott Payne at home and Patrick Herman of Horseheads, NY; mother: Millie Bastilla Payne of Beaver Dams, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: Merle L. & Aree Payne Jr. of Jessup, GA; Mark & Cindy Payne Sr. of Horseheads, NY and William and Glenda Payne of Addison, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law: Marie & Clifford Mays of Horseheads, NY and Cindy & Jerry Meunier of Tell City, Indiana; mother-in-law: Mary Herman of Horseheads, NY; father-in-law: Henry E. Herman Jr. of Mechanicsville, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mary & Frank Moore of Elmira Heights, NY; Lynn Howe of Tioga, PA; Theresa Cook & Terry Messersmith of Caton, NY; Pamela Herman of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Henry E. & Kelly Herman III of Rio Rancho, NM; nieces and nephews: Michelle Moore, Frank Moore, Duane Moore, Desire' Moore, Eddie Rae Howe II, Daniel Herman, Lily Herman, Tristen Herman, Julie Herman, Henry E. Herman IV, Lisa Herman, Nicole Herman, Christopher Herman, Donald Cook, James Cook, Joshua Herman, Mark Payne Jr., Josh Payne, Holli Payne, Trae Payne, Josh Mayler, David Mays, Stacey Mays, Kristi Evans, Kim Payne, Shane Meunier, Sharee Payne, and Kimberly Payne; special family: Lisa McIlwain, James Cook, and Eddie Rae Howe; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and his beloved pets Tigger, Baby & Shadow. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday August 15, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Willy's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday August 16, 2005 at 10 AM with Rev. James Radford officiating. Interment in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Payne.
Age 88, of Hardscrabble Rd., Lowman, died peacefully at home October 24, 2008. Paul was born in NYC, NY, son of the late Paul and Kristine (Mikolashek) Rehak. He is survived by his loving wife, Anna (Vanya) Rehak. They celebrated 60 years together in marriage on Sept. 18th of this year. He is also survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Harry Ellis of Napa, CA, Nancy and Joseph O'Connor of Pompano Beach, FL, Linda and Thomas Langdon of Arlington, MA; and a loving grandchild, Martina Anne Langdon. Paul was predeceased by his brothers, John and Martin Rehak. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the African and European Theaters as a Sergeant during WWII. Locally, Paul was employed by Schweizer Aircraft Corp. in Big Flats and the Former Bendix Eclipse in Elmira Heights. In California, he worked on Howard Hughes famed "Spruce Goose" and, while at Rocketdyne, worked on some of the earliest developments in United States rocketry. He was a self-employed local electrical contractor for many years. Outside of the love and devotion he had for his family, his hobbies and passions included being an avid aviation enthusiast as well as a private pilot. He was a proud veteran and a member of the American Legion and VFW. With his admiration for vintage warplanes, Paul donated many hours of his technical knowledge and hands-on know-how to the National Warplane Museum and Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. Paul had many additional hobbies including gardening, canning and cooking. His artistic talents included woodworking and writing poetry. An accomplished carpenter and handyman, he completely remodeled and restored the family's original farm house where he and his family have resided. He loved and respected nature's beauty and bounty, and was generous in inviting friends to join him in hunting and fishing. He stocked a pond which he had created on the lower acres of the family farm and delighted in fishing there with his granddaughter. In his relaxing leisure time, he loved watching vintage westerns and WWII movies. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, from 11:00-1:00 p.m. where his service will take place at the conclusion of calling hours at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. David Martin officiating. Interment to follow in Hilltop Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/25/2008
ROSE RUTHADELLE SOPER - Age 79 of Lowman, N.Y., went to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 8, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 60
years, Clifton Soper; children Becky McCheyne, David & Beverly Soper, Sheila & Don McIlwain, Cindy & Wayne Orvis, Barb & Gordon Cooper, Michael & Yvonne Soper, Cecilia & Gary Wooldridge, Todd & Karen Soper, Brenda & Harold May, & Dale Soper. Also, 39 grandchildren & 18 great-grandchildren. She loved to garden, fish, camp, & spend time with her family. Family & friends are invited to attend her service at the Breesport Baptist Church, 240 Church St., Breesport, N.Y., on Thursday March 13, 2008, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Scott Snyder will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport. Arrangements with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/12/2008.
ROSS, HYATT F. - OBITUARY
Hyatt F. Ross, 58, a resident of Breesport, died this morning. He is survived by his widow, a son Byron of Horseheads, and a granddaughter, Jennett Marie. Mr. Ross was a member of Southern Light Lodge, F. And A.M. of Breesport. The funeral will be held at the family home, Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. George Whiting will officiate. Burial in the Hilltop Cemetery at Breesport, with the service by the Masonic fraternity. (Hand written date Feb. 9, 1927)
SOPER Clifton Lewis Soper
Lowman — Clifton L. Soper, 87, of Lowman, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. He was a military veteran, serving during World War II. Survivors include 10 children, Becky McCheyne, David Soper, Sheilla McIlwain, Cynthia Orvis, Barbara Cooper, Michael Soper, Cecilia Wooldridge, Todd Soper, Brenda May, Dale Soper; sisters, Marjorie Green and Phyllis Ticknor. Calling hours are 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Breesport Baptist Church. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. the Revs. Craig Golden and Doug Foreman officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport. Arrangements are with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Corning Leader - November 12, 2010
STRONG Doris Ann Burdsall
age 74, died at her residence in Plant City, Florida on Friday, December 31, 2010. She was an avid Bingo player. She was preceded in death by her husband James Burdsall. Survivors include her son, James Burdsall Jr. (Lisa); two daughters: Jennie Davis (Keith), Billee Padgett (John); one brother: Norman Strong; two sisters: Lynda Middleton, Mary Porter, four grandchildren and six great-grandchilden. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2011, with funeral service at 6:00 p.m. at Wells Memorial Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City, FL. (Born: December 16, 1936 Died: December 31, 2010) Funeral Home Obituary. Monument in Hilltop Cemetery.
SULLIVAN Leo C.
Age 73 of 101 South Main Street Horseheads, NY died on Saturday December 20, 2008. Leo was born April 11, 1935 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Francis Cornelius and Lillian Gayle Struble Sullivan. "Sully" was pre-deceased by his nephew Robert Michael "Mike" Waters. He had worked at Remington Rand, National Homes, and McDonald's Restaurant prior to his retirement. Leo was proud of his Irish heritage and could usually be seen with his derby and a "touch of green" honoring Ireland. Leo is survived by his sister Patricia G. Sullivan of Horseheads, NY; nieces and nephews: James D. & Lori Waters, Susan M. Waters, Mary Jo Meisner, and Paul B. & Laura Waters; several grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday December 26, 2008 from 1-2 PM. Leo's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport, NY at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/23/2008
Klaus Otto Age 75, of Horseheads, died Thurs., Feb. 22, 2007, at the Chemung Co. Nursing Facility. Recently celebrating his 75 birthday on Feb. 21, Klaus was born in 1932 in Breslau, Germany. Klaus came to the US on a scholarship. Joining the US Army, Klaus was a veteran of the Korean War. After his return from service, he finished his education at NYU, graduating with a BS in accounting. While residing in Horseheads, Klaus was the Comptroller for Northrup Supply. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Ann (Knock) Toepelt; and is survived by his wife, Jean (Ross) Toepelt; his four children, Keith Toepelt of Binghamton, NY, Monica (John) Story of Utica, NY, Heidi (James) Caudill, Ulla (Manny) Gaffud, all of Mechanicsville, MD; sister, Edith Vogeser of Weissenborn, Germany; four grandchildren; his wife, Jean's children, Carol (Wayne) Robinson, Elmira, Barbara Clark, Thomas (Cindy) Clark and Bradley (Susan) Clark, all of Horseheads, NY; 12 step grandchildren and many step great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, from 2-3:00 p.m., where his service will take place at 3:00 p.m., the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. His interment will take place at a later date in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport, NY.
TREAT Franklin Jaynes II
Age 73, of Van Etten, NY died on Friday September 23, 2011. Franklin was born September 23, 1938 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Franklin H. and Dorothy Jaynes Treat. He was a retired farmer and antique dealer. Franklin was a member of The 700 Club, The Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War Veterans, A Captain in The Sons of Union Veterans of Civil War Veterans Reserves 107 A Company Wilderness Camp # 99 and participated in many Civil War Re-Enactments. Mr. Treat is survived by his son: Franklin Dukes Treat IV of Breesport, NY; grandchildren: Andrew Joseph Treat and Franklin Timothy Treat IV; several cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Franklin's Gravesite Funeral Services on Monday October 3, 2011 at 10 AM in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport, NY. Pastor William Vallet will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – October 1, 2011
WATERS Robert "Mike"
Age 55, of Horseheads, NY, died Monday, September 1, 2008, at his home. Robert was born on September 26, 1952 in Elmira, NY, to Robert Waters and Patricia Sullivan. Survivors include his parents; sons, Tim (Bethany) Waters and Scott Waters, both of Elmira; daughters, Becky Waters, Beth Waters and Paige Waters, all of Elmira; brothers, Jim (Lori) Waters and Paul (Laura) Waters, both of Elmira; sister, Susan Waters of Big Flats, and Mary Jo Meisner of Horseheads; grandchildren, Hannah, Faith, Rebekah, Emily and Nathan; many nieces and nephews. Robert served our country in the US Navy and was an avid outdoorsman, but his greatest love was his family. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, September 5th, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will take place there at 5 p.m. Interment will be in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/4/2008
WOODARD - MORGAN, Nancy C.
Age 77, of Spruce St., Elmira, died after a brief illness Sunday, May 17, 2009. She was born April 13, 1932 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Frank and Margaret (Carpenter) Woodard. She is survived by her daughters and sons, Robert (Holly) Morgan of Elmira, NY, Shirley Kwasnik of Millport, NY, William (Chrissy) Morgan of Elmira, NY, Carol (Anthony) Morton of Erin, NY, Thomas Morgan of St. Petersburg, FL, Timothy (Mary) Morgan of Elmira, NY; 19 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; brother and sister, Donald (Lillian) Woodard of Elmira, NY, Emma (Richard) Wardwell of Elmira, NY; several close friends, neighbors and caregivers including dear friend, JoAnne Comfort of Elmira, NY. She was also predeceased by her brother, Charles Woodard. Nancy was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church in Elmira, NY. She was a 30 year member and past matron of O.E.S. Excelsior/Southern Light Chapter # 323. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and was a retired custodian with the Horseheads Central School District. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., May 20, 2009, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will take place at the funeral home on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Gail Wilson to officiate. Interment to follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport, NY. Notice: Officers and members of the Order of Eastern Star will gather at the Barber Funeral Home on Wed., May 20, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed sister. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/19/2009
? BENSON, Nancy
Mrs. Nancy Benson, widow of Henry H. Benson, a former resident of Erin, died Thursday at 3 a.m. aged eighty years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ada Van Aukin. The remains were removed to the Harrington undertaking rooms where the funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. W. T. Henry to officiate. Buried ion the Hilltop Cemetery at Breesport.
? MRS. CLARA JANSEN, 83, of 312 Steuben St., Horseheads, Saturday, Aug. 19, 1961. Survived by son, M. D. Jansen of Horseheads; sister, Mrs. Effie Hall of Breesport; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Private funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. John Lewien. Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport. –Elmira Advertiser 8/21/19611
? ROSS, MRS. JENNIE - OBITUARY
Mrs. Jennie Ross, 60, widow of Hyatt Ross and a resident of Breesport, died unexpectedly Friday evening at the home of her son, Byron, 220 First Street, Horseheads. She is survived by the son and two grandchildren, Jean and Elizabeth Ross. Mrs. Ross was a member of Southern Light Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and a devoted communicant of the Breesport Baptist Church. The remains repose in the Chilson and Shields funeral home, Horseheads, where a private prayer service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. The funeral will be held in the Breesport Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Mr. Genoung of Breesport officiating. Burial in the Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport.
? ROSS, MRS. JULIA J. - OBITUARY
Mrs. Julia J. Ross died Sunday night at 11:30 P.M. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Leonard in Sullivanville, aged seventy-eight years. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Leonard; a son, Hyatt Ross of Breesport, and a sister, Mrs. Kate Hazelton of Springfield, PA The funeral will be held at the home of her daughter, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial in the Breesport cemetery. Mrs. Ross was a member of a family well known in that section of the county, having spend practically all her life there. She had been in ill health for more than two years and her death was not unexpected.
? MRS. CRAIG BEST YOUNG
Mrs. Craig Best Young, 74, died at 6:46 o'clock Tuesday night at Breesport after an extended illness. Surviving are the husband, one sister, Miss Elizabeth Best, both of Breesport; one brother, William of Canton, Pa., one niece and one nephew. The funeral will be held in the R.J. funeral home, Breesport, at a time to be announced later. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Breesport.