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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Obituaries By Cemetery

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

St. Mary's Cemetery, Horseheads, Chemung County NY
Obituaries

 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituarieson the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

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) 

 

St. Mary's Cemetery Obituaries

RATHBUN - RUOCCO
Florence O. 88 years, of 79 East Second Street, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at the Corning Hospital. She was born in Elmira, NY, August 26, 1918, the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Scarveski Rathbun. A lifetime resident of the area and graduate of Elmira Free Academy. Florence and Carmello Ruocco were married July 19, 1941 in Corning, NY. He predeceased her October 26, 1962. She was employed as the office administrator for Dr. Richard O'Brien, serving 21 years. She was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary's Church and its Rosary Society. Survivors are two daughters, Margaret E. Kinsey of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, and Marianne E. (Robert) Kosty of Horseheads, NY; brother, Arthur Rathbun of Elmira, NY; also several nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son, John Ruocco; sister, Elizabeth Gullo; and two brothers, Edward and Albert Rathbun. The Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First Street, Corning, NY, has been entrusted with the arrangements. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Friday, May 25, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Florence's name to the American Cancer Association, Holiday Gift Wrap Program, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901.

RATHBUN William (Dell)
Age 79 of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully Monday morning, August 20, 2007, at Elcor Health Services. Bill was born on October 17, 1927 in Nelson, PA. He graduated from Addison High School, attended Alfred University, and was a veteran of the US Navy Seabees, serving during WWII. He was retired from Westinghouse Corp. and Clute Motor Co. Bill volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and was a member of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post no. 154, Horseheads Elks Club, and a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church, where he was an usher and bingo volunteer. His mother, Hazel Coakley; and stepfather, James Coakley, predeceased him. Bill was a devoted husband and loving father of four children and grandfather of ten grandchildren. He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, SueAnn Troy Rathbun of Horseheads, NY; children, Deborah (Marc) Chevalier, Michael Rathbun, Ronald (JoAnn) Rathbun, Dellivan (Kathleen) Rathbun, all of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Amber and Rosie Chevalier, Kelly and Ryan Rathbun, Daniel, Kristen and Jillian Rathbun, Liam, Hannah and Delaney Rathbun; brother-in-law, John (Ruth) Troy of Addison, NY; sister-in-law, Margaret Monahan of Bath, NY and Dorothy (Gerald) Gardner of Addison, NY; several nieces and nephews; cousin, Joyce Hackey Cole of Clarksville, MD; along with many friends at Park 735 on Keuka Lake. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035 on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at. St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads, NY on Thursday, August 23, 2007, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Bill may do so through memorial contributions to St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845, or to a charity of one's choice. Bill's family wishes to thank the staff of Elcor Health Services for the loving care they extended Bill.

RATHBUN William D.
Services celebrating Bill's life were held on Thursday, August 23, 2007. A private Prayer Service was held at Sullivan's Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Our Mother Church. Father Robert MacNamara was the presider along with co-celebrant Father Ray Hourihan. Upon entering church, Bill's children, Deborah, Michael, Ronald and Dellivan placed the funeral pall on his casket. His wife, Sue, placed the crucifix on his pall. Readers were granddaughters, Kristen Rathbun and Amber Chevalier. Father MacNamara gave the gospel reading and delivered the homily. His grandchildren, Jill Rathbun, Delaney Rathbun, Hannah Rathbun and Kelly Rathbun shared bringing up the offertory gifts. Remarks of Remembrance were shared by his grandson, Daniel Rathbun. Interment followed at St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery with full Military Honors. Pallbearers were, Ryan Rathbun, Daniel Rathbun, Amber Chevalier, Rose Chevalier, Marc Chevalier and Gerald Gardner. Liam Rathbun had the proud honor of carrying the American Flag home after the Honor Guard presented it to Sue.

REGAN Helen R. Larey.
Age 92, formerly of Elmira, Horseheads and Lake Placid, NY, died
on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. For the last three years, Helen was a resident of Bethany Manor and Courtyards, where she received excellent and compassionate care. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Donald W. Larey; ten sisters and one brother. She is survived by sisters, Phyllis (James) Heckman of Chambersburg, PA, Geraldine Meiritz of Daytona Beach, FL; brother, Joseph (Eleanor) Regan of Madison, AL; brother-in-law, Chester Malanoski of Athens, GA; along with numerous nieces and nephews. It was Helen's request that no services be held. Interment will take place in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery privately and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 17, 2010

James C. REIDY, 68, of 205 O'Gorman Street, elmira, died unexpectedly Sunday, march 5.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth V. Reidy; two daughters, Mrs. Bernice Cowen and Miss Anna Reidy of New York; three sisters, Miss Anna reidy and Mrs. Lena Kennelly of Buffalo and Mrs. M.J. Walsh of Elmira; a brother, Michael J. Reidy of elmira, also several nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Walsh, 259 1/2 Partridge St., Elmira, Wednesday at 8 a.m. and in St. Mary's Chruch, elmira, at 9 a.m.  Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Horseheads.
Chemung Valley Reporter, Thursday 15 March 1939, Page 7

REIDY, Mary Mullin
 Mrs. Thomas Mullin, 74, a former resident of Horseheads, died Monday, May 10, 1937 at 1 a.m. after an extended illness. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fred Williams of Wellsville; Mrs. Joseph Murphy of Willard; Mrs. P. F. Scannell, Athens, Pa.; three sons, John Mullin of Buffalo; William Mullin of South America; Edward Mullin of Elmira Heights; four sisters, Mrs. Catherine Hennessy of Elmira, Mrs. Michael Wells of Elmira, Mrs. John Kennedy of Buffalo, Miss Anna Reidy of Buffalo; two brothers, J. C. Reidy and Michael Reidy of Elmira. The body is in the Van Buskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads and Tuesday morning will be removed to the home of Edward Mullin at Elmira Heights. Funeral notice later. Burial in the St. Mary Cemetery, Horseheads.

Michael REIDY died in Horseheads Monday afternoon at the age of 80 years.  He is survived by his wife and ten children:  Mrs. Thomas Mullin Wellsville N.Y.; Mrs. Michael Hennessy, Elmira; Mrs Michael Walsh, Ithaca; Mrs. John Kennelly, Ovid; Miss Anna Reidy, of Ovid; the Misses Agnes and Mellie, both at Horseheads; Michael Reidy of Jersey Mills, PA; James Reidy of Elmira, and Thomas Reidy at home. The funeral was held yesterday morning at the home and at St. Mary's church at 10 o'clock.  Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery.  Van Buskirk Bros . had charge.
Chemung Valley Reporter, Thursday 14 February 1907, page 8

RILEY - HAYBERG Maureen R.
Age 79 formerly of Suburban Drive in Big Flats, NY died on Tuesday June 2, 2009. Maureen was born June 17, 1929 in Bronx, New York the daughter of the late John and Mary Johnson Reilly. She married her husband, Francis A. Hayberg, on April 21, 1951 and he pre-deceased her on July 23, 2003. Mrs. Hayberg was also pre-deceased by her parents, her sisters Claire Bell, Dorothy Behr, and Anne Higgins, and her brother-in-law Edson Colson. Maureen was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads and a retired nurse's aide and teacher's aide with The Horseheads School District. She loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Mrs. Hayberg is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Karen Hayberg of Missoula, Montana, Jodie & Christopher Thomas of Horseheads, NY, and Kiersten Hayberg & Kirk Huttleston of Corning, NY; son and daughter-in-law: John & Esther Hayberg of Mt. Carmel, TN; grandchildren: Joshua (Angel) Hayberg, Randall (Kaila) Hayberg, Brenden Thomas, Colleen Hayberg, Ronan Hayberg, Morgan Thomas, and Kai Huttleston; three great grandsons; sister: Agnes Carney of Tenafly, NJ; brother and sister-in-law: John & Dorothy Reilly of Hicksville, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special family friend Kelly Cusick of Corning, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday June 5, 2009 from 5-7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday June 6, 2009 at 9:30 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Hayberg will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Francis in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family wishes to thank the staff of Elderwood Health Care in Waverly, NY for the loving and compassionate care of their Mother and Nana. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Hayberg through memorials to the American Red Cross 911 Stowell Street Elmira, NY 14901 or the S.P.C.A.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/4/2009

ROBINSON David W.
Age 54 of Horseheads, NY died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, February 24, 2009 at home. David was born January 2, 1955 in Portsmouth, VA to Jennie (Ozel) and John Robinson Jr. David was employed by AFI in Southside. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Jennie Robinson, July of 2002. David is survived by his father, John Robinson Jr. of Horseheads, NY; brother, Alan (Cindy) Robinson of Aurora, CO and sister, Donna Jackins of Jamison, PA; nieces and nephews, Staci McGinty, Jason and Christopher Robinson and Jennifer and Tyler Meade; aunts, Irene Patrick and Imogene Osborne; cousins and several friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Sunday, March 1, 2009 from 2-4 PM. David's Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home, Monday, March 2, 2009 at 10 AM with Fr. Christopher Linsler officiating. Interment will take place at St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery immediately following.

ROEMMELT
Richard Edwin Age 79, of Swain, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 22, 2005. He was born on August 7, 1926, the son of Charles and Emma Roemmelt of Elmira, NY. Dick married on September 24, 1947 and is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia A. O'Connor; also daughter and son-in-law, Barbara A. and Robert Sittniewski of Orchard Park; and Barbara's predeceased first husband, Brian "Buzz" Edelman and their children, Benjamin J. and wife, Huang Wei Edelman of Orchard Park, and Janna K. Edelman of Newfield; a son and daughter-in-law, R. Charles and Dale Pager Roemmelt of Loudonville, NY; a son, Daniel J. Roemmelt of Corning NY; a daughter, Ellen C. Roemmelt of Hector, NY; a son, Edward M. Roemmelt of Big Pond, PA; sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Marks of Elmira, NY; and brother-in-law, Richard O'Connor of Elmira, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Nancy O'Connor of N. Attleboro, MA; and predeceased brother-in-law, John O'Connor of Elmira, NY; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins-in-law and loving relatives. Dick was an honored U.S. Army veteran of World War II. His career was as a meat department manager with both the Horseheads and the Elmira Gray Street Super Duper Markets. Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, November 26, at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Mary's Church in Canaseraga, NY; interment will follow immediately at Saint Mary's Cemetary. Arrangements by the Mann Funeral Home of Canaseraga and Nunda, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick's memory may be made to the Falck Cancer Center at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Center, Elmira, NY, or the American Heart Association.

ROSAR - CLARK
           Claire R. Of Bradenton, FL Age 88, formerly of Corning, NY and widow of John L.  Clark, Jr., prominent Corning Businessman, died Sunday, June 4, 2000 at the Freedom Village Nursing Center following an extended illness. She was born in  Horseheads, NY, September 11, 1911, the daughter of John and Minnie Rosar. Claire was a graduate of Horseheads High School and Elmira College. She had  taught Latin in Corning City District Nine Schools. Claire and John L. Clark, Jr. were married at St. Patrick's Church on July 24, 1938. He predeceased her September 4, 1999. She had been active in Corning Country Club Social and Golf  programs and was prominent in Corning's American Red Cross World War II efforts and Corning Hospital Chapters' activities. Surviving are her son, Thomas W. Clark of Corning; three grandchildren, Stephanie (Patrick) Thompson of Albany, NY, Sarah and Stacey Clark, both of Corning; three great-grandchildren, Rielly, Kessler and Gannon Thompson; nephews, John Kennedy of Brockport,  NY and Robert Clark of Hilton Head, SC; two nieces, Mary Liz Hallmark of  Rochester, NY and Carolyn C. Baker of Boulder, CO. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Thursday, June 8, 2000 from 4-7:00 PM. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Friday, June 9, 2000 at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church  at 10:00 AM. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at the family plot in St.    Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of One'sChoice.

ROSE Angela Rose Savino
Age 90 of Horseheads and recently of Ithaca died Dec. 22, 2010. Angela was born on October 31, 1920 in New Rochelle, NY. The daughter of Nicholas and Marie Rose. She married Carl Savino of Sayre, PA. on May 10, 1947 at the Gramacy Hotel in New York. She was the proud mother of Carl Savino, Jr. ( Donna) of Saratoga,. Granddaughter Jennifer Savino, Clifton Park, NY, Maryrose Savino (Dave Iannello) Ithaca, NY, Christopher Savino ( Susan Wronkowski) Horseheads, NY Diane Savino ( Lorna Smith) Minneapolis, MN, Elizabeth Germaine, Horseheads, NY granddaughter Emily Rose Germaine, Buffalo, NY, Loving sister Beatrice Robertaccio, Plymouth, MN and nephews Tom Robertaccio, Plymouth, MN and Richard Robertaccio, (Kathy & Natalie) Barrington, IL, Gregory Savino, Sayre, PA and loving cousin Barbara Covell of Eastchester, NY. Angela graduated from the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY with a B.A. she began her teaching career at St. Eugene's in Yonkers, NY then moved to the Horseheads area and attended Elmira College Graduate School. She taught elementary school for 30 years, retiring in 1985 from St Mary Our Mother, Horseheads, NY. She continued her teaching career after retirement at the Achievement Center in Horseheads. During her years in Westchester County she loved entertaining and attending CIA/CIC conventions with Carl. During WWII she worked in Manhattan for the California/Texas Oil Company in the Chrysler Building and loved taking the train everyday into City. She adored New York, the big band era and all it had to offer and her favorite social function was attending the Glen Island Casino dances.She was a dedicated mother and teacher and touched the lives of many students. She loved her card and dominos group of friends, her daily lunches at Geroulds, Hanover Grill and the Hilton. She was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and her Rosary group gatherings on Thursdays. She will be remembered as a woman full of enthusiasm, vigor and dedication for the things she believed in. She was a fast driver and once had visions of racing cars professionally. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Tues. Dec. 28, 2010 from 1-3:00 pm and again from 5-7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St Mary Our Mother Church 816 W. Broad St. Horseheads on Wed. Dec. 29, 2010 at 9:30 am. Burial service will follow in St Mary Our Mother Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, Angela's family request that a donation be made to St. Mary Our Mother Parish, 816 W. Broad Street, Horseheads, New York 14850. Star Gazette - December 24, 2010

ROSKOSKI Mark S.
Age 53 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday January 11, 2010. Mark was born on September 11, 1956 in Elmira, NY the son of Bernard R. and B. Joyce Packard Roskoski. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School and a former employee of The Elmira Star Gazette. He enjoyed history and watching the history channel on television. Mark was pre-deceased by his mother B. Joyce Packard Roskoski who died on September 26, 1987. Mark is survived by his father Bernard R. Roskoski; brother: John H. Roskoski of Coos Bay, Oregon; aunt: Faye Magistro of Horseheads, NY; several 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 January 15, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday January 16, 2010 at 9:30 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Mark will be laid to rest next to his mother Joyce in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 13, 2010

 

RUGGIERO Grazia Ruggiero  (Grace and Nonna)

Age 93 of Elmira, NY died peacefully on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit after a long illness.  REST IN PEACE MOM!    Grace was born February 13, 1919 in Calabria, Italy, the daughter of the late Gaetano and Rosaria Ruggiero. She married her husband, Joseph Salvatore Ruggiero, who predeceased her on May 11, 2006 after 61 years of marriage.  Mrs. Ruggiero is survived by her loving and devoted children: Tony & Maurina Ruggiero and Mario & Elizabeth Ruggiero of Horseheaads, NY and Bruna & Jim Ortbals of Columbia, MO, grandchildren Joseph & Terri Ruggiero of Leesburg, VA, Erica Ruggiero and  Luke & Vanessa Ruggiero of Horseheads, NY, Beth Ruggiero Bell & Chris Bell of Elmira, NY,  Philip & Safire Ortbals  and Sara Ortbals of Missouri; great grandchildren; Joey and Bella Ruggiero,  Alivia McNally, Mario Ruggiero  and Mia Ruggiero, Dexter Bell, and Ezra and Jude Ortbals; sister-in-law; Maria Zahut of Florence, Italy; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends.  Grace lived in Tripoli, Libya until 1961 and came to Elmira, NY.  Grace was a great mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family and she enjoyed her hobbies. They were not golf and tennis, but cooking for the family and babysitting the kids. Our mother protected us all throughout her life whether we lived in Africa or The United States. We always considered Grace the peace-maker of the family. She will be missed immensely.  On a personal note, we cannot thank enough the 5th Floor Skilled Nursing Facility at St. Joseph’s Hospital. They are the most compassionate workers we have ever met. A special thank you to Dr. Roberto Mauri who cared for Grace for the last 17 years. Heartfelt thanks to Grace’s caregivers and aides at St. Joseph’s Hospital 5th Floor Shannon, Tequella, Ashley, and Rita Carboni.  Grace loved and supported her children and treasured the time she spent with them as well as her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Grace’s only wish that she ever had was that we stopped in to see her or call her every day! It is our wish that you call your Mom or your Dad today and just say “Hi.”  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday January 19, 2013 at 12 Noon  at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Grace will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Joseph in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.  Those wishing may remember Grace through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Foudation for Skilled Nursing 555 St. Joseph’s Blvd. Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY.    Corning Leader – January 18, 2013

 

RUGGIERO Joseph Salvatore

Age 83 of 854 Magee Street, Elmira, NY, died peacefully at his home after an extended illness on Thursday May 11, 2006. Mr. Ruggiero was born October 26, 1922 in Tripoli, Libya. He died peacefully and deeply loved by his wife of 61 years, Grace, and his loving family, including his sons and daughters-in-law Tony & Maurina Ruggiero and Mario & Elizabeth Ruggiero of Horseheads, NY, and his daughter and son-in-law, Bruna & Jim Ortbals of Columbia, MO. He is also survived by his grandchildren Joseph & Terry Ruggiero, Erica Ruggiero, Luke & Vanessa Ruggiero, Beth Ruggiero, Philip & Safire Ortbals, and Sara Ortbals, and his great grandchildren, Joey, Bella, and Mario Ruggiero. He is also survived by his sister, Maria Zahut, and his beloved nephews and nieces, including Bruno, Renato and Silvana Ruggiero of Florence, Italy, his favorite barber (and nephew) Joseph Ruggiero, Pina, and Gaetano Ruggiero, and many other nieces and nephews, all of whom were special to Mr. Ruggiero. Heartfelt thanks to Americare and special thanks to his caregivers, Brian Navono, Rebecca and Debbie Agan and to the special care provided by Dr. Roger Schenone. Tony, Joseph's son, adds this personal note: Our father, Joseph Ruggiero, fought bravely in WWII in North Africa, was wounded and taken to an Italian Hospital in Naples, Italy where he recovered from his wounds. He met his future wife Grace during his recovery and they moved back to Tripoli, Libya. In 1960 my father wished that his family have a better life, so he left his home and family and came to America and brought his family to Elmira, NY in 1961. He was not the sort of father who was out at bars or clubs. He was the kind of father who was always home when his family needed him. He loved and supported his family unconditionally, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, and in health. From the time I opened the Do-It Center in 1978, and for the next twenty-five years, he was there every morning of every day to open the store at 5 AM so Mario and I could sleep. Whenever I needed him, he was there. Our father's goal was to bring us to America to provide us a better life. Now, Dad, you can rest in peace, wherever you are. Because of you and thanks to you, we have been blessed with a great life. Thanks for being there. Your Loving Family Mr. Ruggiero was a retired employee of The Horseheads Do-It Center. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday, May 13, 2006 from 4-7 PM. A prayer service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, May 15, 2006 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Monday May 15, 2006 at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Interment in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Mr. Ruggiero through memorials to St. Joseph Hospital Foundation 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901.

 

RYAN Jean R. Bruns
 In Loving Memory Of Horseheads, NY Jean R. Bruns, 85 years, of Bethany Village, formerly of Suburban Acres, Big Flats, NY, died Saturday, January 12, 2008, at Bethany Manor. She was born July 23, 1922 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late William and Mary Galvin Ryan. A lifetime resident of the Corning and Elmira areas and a graduate of Southside High School. Jean and John H. Bruns were married in Portsmouth, RI, in 1944. John predeceased her September 14, 2002. She was a member of St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads, NY, and was active with many of the church committees. She also volunteered for the Horseheads High School Parent Teachers Association Fund Raising Programs. Jean was devoted to her family and enjoyed traveling and visiting her children and grandchildren. Cooking and sewing were her specialties of joy and her relaxation were Bridge games and golfing with her friends. Surviving are her son, John (Beth) Bruns of Bradenton, FL; daughter, Odette Bruns of Corning, NY; sons, William (Margaret) Bruns of Fairport, NY, Andrew (Judith) Bruns of Plainfield, IL, Kevin (Vicky) Bruns of Potomac, MD, Joseph (Jill) Bruns of Edina, MN; grandchildren, Jennifer, Todd, Adam, Michael, Bailey, Connor, Mathew, Emily and Rose; great-grandchildren, Trevor, Derek and Eliza; one niece, Georgianna Glace. She was predeceased by her sister, Teresa Glace. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Friday, January 18, 2008, from 6-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial and Committal Prayers will be held at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY, 9:00 a.m., January 19, 2008. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Jean's name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.

 

SAGLIBENE Theodore "Ted"

Age 67, of Horseheads, died on September 15, 2013 surrounded by his family and closest friends. Ted was born on May 31, 1946 in Buffalo, a son of the late Louis and Mary Lou Saglibene. Ted was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary "Ginger" Saglibene. He was a loyal son, devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and a trusted friend. Ted is survived by his children, Amy (Lewis) Parmelee of Rochester, NY, Holly (Michael) Muldoon of Rochester, NY, and Michael (Stacy) Saglibene of Horseheads, NY; granddaughters, Madisen Saglibene, Chloe Parmelee, Carly Muldoon, and Kendell Saglibene; step grandchildren, Louis Parmelee, Jr and Ashley Parmelee; sisters, Sharyl Caparaso and Jennifer Weichert; brothers, Christopher Saglibene and Matthew Saglibene, all of Buffalo, NY; special cousins, Larry McGowan, Thomas Lombardo Jr. and Claire Thompson; dear friend, Margaret Butler; and many more loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Ted worked in finance for over 20 years, was a devout Catholic who loved to sing every Sunday at Mass, and was communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads and a proud member of the choir at Holy Angels Church in Buffalo. Ted was a born storyteller who was passionate about his family history, loved to discuss politics and religion over a good cup of coffee, and was an avid conversationalist who always had time to help others through difficult periods in their lives. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Friday, September 20, 2013, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 9 a.m. Burial will be held at St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery immediately following. The family respectfully request that memorials be made in Ted's name to the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 278996, 300 E. River Road Rochester, NY 14627 or to Sister Patricia Eileen, GNSH, 1750 Quarry Rd, Yardley, PA 19067.  Star Gazette – September 17, 2013

 

SANTISE Katherine A. Soriano

Age 69 of Elmira and Horseheads, died Sept. 9, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Katherine was born in Brooklyn, NY to Thomas and Josephine Santise. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Soriano in 2003 and son-in-law, Fred Kaffke in 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa (John O'Connor) Soriano-Kaffke of Elmira, NY; son, Mark Soriano of Hawley, PA; grandchildren, Brittnay, Matthew, Danielle, Vincent and Sabrina; sister, Rosemarie (Frank) Pagano of Staten Island, NY; many nieces and nephews; several in-laws, neighbors, friends and caregivers including and with a special thanks to Jenniffer Mullen with Southern Tier Hospice. Katherine was the Co-founder and National Vice President of the Guardians of Hydrocephalus Research Foundation in Brooklyn, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads on Tues. Sept. 13, 2011 from 2-4:00 and again from 6-7:00 pm. Her service will follow at the funeral home at 7:00 pm. Burial service will take place in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery.    Star Gazette – September 13, 2011

 

SAVINO Carl F.
Age 88, of Horseheads, NY, died on April 19, 2007. Carl was born in Sayre, PA, on October 18, 1918, the son of Pasquale and Mary (Marks) Savino. He married his beloved wife, Angela in New Rochelle, NY, on May 10, 1947. Carl was the proud father of sons, Carl Savino Jr. and granddaughter, Jennifer Savino of Saratoga NY, Christopher Savino (Susan Wronkoski) of Horseheads, NY; daughters, Maryrose Savino (David Iannello) of Ithaca NY, Diane Savino (Lorna Smith) of St. Paul MN, daughter, Elizabeth Germaine and granddaughter, Emily Germaine of Horseheads NY; daughter-in-law, Linda Chrystal Savino of Clifton Park, NY; son-in-law, Chuck Germaine of Albany, NY; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Robertaccio of Plymouth, MN, and Nancy Savino of Sayre, PA; nephews, Tom and Richard Robertaccio and Gregory Savino. Carl was also predeceased by his brother, Joseph Savino of Sayre, PA. Carl graduated from Sayre High School. It was here that he started his football career as a star athlete. He was awarded a football scholarship to Niagara University, and continued on with football transferring to Hartwick College where he received his B.S. degree in Government and History. Immediately after college, Carl was recruited by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but declined the offer to proudly serve his country during World War II as a special agent in the National Counter Intelligence Corps. During his tenure in the Army he traveled to Australia, Japan and the Philippines. He worked as a manufacturing representative for companies related to food service and the restaurant business. Carl had a warm and loving sense of humor and never had an unkind word for others. He will be greatly missed by his dominoes group, the Saturday dinner crowd and his other family of friends at Gerould's Deli. He was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY, where he served as an usher for many years. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, April 23, 2007, from 2-4:00 and 6-7:00 p.m. His funeral service will be celebrated at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 p.m. the Rev. Robert C. MacNamara will officiate. Interment will take place privately in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to Horseheads Town & Country Fire Department, 130 Gardner Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Attn: Don Fisher, Treas., Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Carl's family would like to thank the dedicated nurses and staff at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center floor 3C. Thank You!

SAVINO Michael V.
Age 86 of 256 East Franklin Street Horseheads, NY died on Saturday June 30, 2007. Mike was born January 29, 1921 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Frank and Mary Colouch Savino. He was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with The United States Coast Guard. Mike married his wife, Elnora A. Allen Savino, on August 21, 1947 and they would have celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on August 21, 2007. Mr. Savino was a retired Deputy Superintendent at The Elmira Correctional Facility. Mike was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. He was pre-deceased by his parents, two sisters, sister-in-law Loretta (Mrs. Daniel) Savino, brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law, Edra Harvey, Reva Folonsbee, Faye Spencer, Neva Bower, Warren Allen, Clarence Allen, and Floyd Strong. Mike loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them and also loved his candy. Mr. Savino is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years Elnora Allen Savino; loving daughters and son-in-law: Joan M. Wallis of Schenectady, NY and Mary & Bert Davenport of Cortland, NY; loving son and daughter-in-law: Frank & Kim Savino of Horseheads, NY; beloved grandchildren: Martin Wallis, Elizabeth Wallis, Caralyn Wallis, Frank Davenport, Katie Savino, and Kiersten Savino; brothers and sister-in-law: Daniel Savino of Hawaii and Thomas & Jan Savino of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Geraldine Strong of Elmira, NY and Susie & Sam Chenelli of Rochester, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday July 8, 2007 from 2-5 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday July 9, 2007 at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Robert C. MacNamara will be the Celebrant of Mr. Savino's Funeral Mass. Interment in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Mike through memorials to a charity of one's choice. Mr. Savino's Family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Robert Mauri and the entire staff of St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit for their excellent and compassionate care.

LEO J. SCHALLER age 55 of 12050 Churchill Place, Big Flats, Saturday, October 30, 1982 at Corning Hospital.  Calling hours at the Haughey Funeral home Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Recitation of the rosary will be Tuesday at 2 p.m.  There will be a prayer service at the funeral home Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent DePaul’s Church, the Revs. Joseph F. Hogan, Elmer J. Schmidt and Patrick Seelman co-celebrants.  Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Family would appreciate memorials to the Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua and the Diabetes Association at the Jocelyn Clinic in Boston.  Survived by his wife, Gisela Helen; father, Leo; one daughter, Mrs. Peter (Therese) G. Stauffer of Hunting Beach, CA; two brothers, Raymond T. of Corning and Dr. Joseph of Columbus, OH; two grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and aunts.  He is a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church, a Eucharistic minister and a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Vincent DePaul Church; member of the Third Degree Knights of Columbus, member of the Fourth Degree Fr. Guilfoil Assembly, member of the International Club of the Finger Lakes, he was a Veteran of the US Army serving in World War II, he was employed for the Corning Glass Works since 1943 as a gaffer.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/1982

November 2, 1991  Elmira Star-Gazette
SCHIEFEN - Knox, Elizabeth A. "Betty"
Age 48 of 320 E. Franklin Street, Horseheads, NY, Thursday October 31, 1991 at home.  Friends are invited to call at Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill Street and Grand Central Avenue Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Prayer service will be held at the funeral home Monday at 9:15 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. Mary Our Mother Church with the Rev. Joseph m. Jenkowsher being the celebrant.  Interment in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery.  The family will provide their own flowers.  Those wishing may remember Betty through memorial contributions to Southern Tier Hospice, 224 W. Water Street, Elmira, NY or the American Cancer Society 627 W. Church Street, Elmira, NY.  She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Morris H. Knox; sons Ron Knox of Virginia Beach, VA, Jeff Knox at home; parents Joseph C. and Frances Sherent Schiefen of Elmira, NY; sister, Rose Driscoll of Pine City, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Diane Schiefen of Horseheads; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Richard and Shirley Knox of Elmira Heights, Donald and Charlotte McCracken of Horseheads, Dayton (Pete) and Diane Knox of Horseheads, Joseph and Marion Agan of Elmira Heights; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Betty was born August 14, 1943 in Elmira.  She married her husband June 27, 1967 and celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary on June 27, 1991

 

SCHMALENBERG Donna M. Mathew

Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, & Great-Grandmother

Age 79, and longtime resident of Elmira, Horseheads and Harris Hill Rd. in Big Flats, passed way unexpectedly on Jun. 11, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital. Donna was born in Elmira on Jan. 29, 1934 to John and Kathyrn (Hand) Schmalenberg. She is survived by husband, Bob Mathew, who was a retired manager for over 30 years with Corning Inc. Also surviving are sons and daughter, Joanne (Raymond) Parker of Lowman, John (Terri O'Brien) Mathew of Etters, PA, Robert (Moriah) Mathew Jr. of Granite Falls, WA, Mark (Diane Thompson) Mathew of Elmira; grandchildren, Sara Truman, Holly and Michael Talmage, Samuel, Elyssa, and Carly Mathew, Christopher, Steven, and Daniel Mathew; great-grandchild, Steven Truman; sisters-in-law, Rita McGinley Turnersville, NJ and Beverly Mathew of Elmira. She was also predeceased by her infant daughter, Kathleen Mathew in 1962; sister, Joan Thomas and brothers-in-law, Francis Mathew and Charles McGinley. Donna was a graduate of EFA in Elmira in 1951. She was a longtime communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads and former member of the Corning Country Club. Donna and her husband Bob recently celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary this past June 7, 2013. She and her husband spent their lives raising their family on Harris Hill Rd. in Big Flats. They traveled extensively to Japan, England, Hawaii, and all over the United States. Her greatest joys were her family and the time spent with them. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Friday, June 14, 2013, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads on Sat., June 15, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Burial service to follow in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery. Flowers are always acceptable or those wishing may remember Donna with memorials to Southern Tier Food Bank, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY 14903.   Star Gazette – June 13, 2013

 

SCHNECK Dorothy E. Snyder 

Elmira: Age 89, died peacefully, Friday, December 28, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born May 18, 1923 a daughter of Earl and Elizabeth (Carroll) Schneck. She is predeceased by her husband Leroy "Bucky" Snyder, sisters and brother-in-law, Rita Mangan McIntyre, Regina and John Sullivan. Dorothy is survived by her children, with their families, Lawrence "Larry" and Marcia Snyder, St. Augustine FL, formerly of Elmira, with children, Julie (Graham) Hayes and Kyle Snyder; Catherine "Cathy" and Bill Morrell, Elmira, with children, Thomas (Laurie) Morrell, Alise (Jonathon) Sinclair, Joseph (Kristi) Morrell; Dennis "Denny" and Charlene Snyder, Elmira, with children, Katy, Colin, Jaime and Kevin; James "Jamey" and Kimberly Snyder, Indiana PA, with children, Jessica and Patrick; great grandchildren, Miles and Aurelia Hayes, Trevor and Brady Morrell, Leo and Jude Sinclair, Elijah and Joseph Trey Morrell; brother-in-law Ronald Snyder, Horseheads; along with several nieces, nephews, and many friends at Woodbrook. Dorothy was the beloved matriarch of the Snyder family…..raising her children and then watching, with great pride, as the family grew with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dorothy was a member of the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. She enjoyed a good game of golf and was a former member of the Elmira Country Club. Dorothy was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery, Horseheads. Those wishing may remember Dorothy with a donation to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY 14905. Dorothy's family extends a special thank you to the staff at Woodbrook, where Dorothy resided for 3 years, and to the staff on 2B at AOMC for their care of Dorothy over the past several days. Members of the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet at the funeral home, Wednesday, January 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our sister, Dorothy. Signed, Patty Call, President.    Star Gazette – December 29, 2012

 

SCHROM Robert J. Sr.
Age 74 of Redwing Lane, Horseheads and formerly a long time resident of Chambers Road in Catlin died
Monday Aug. 16, 2010 at the Cleveland Clinic, OH. Bob was predeceased by his wife, Frances on April 14, 2005. Their surviving family includes, daughters and son, Theresa Schrom of Elmira, NY, Robert Schrom Jr. "Butch" of Elmira Heights, NY, and Kathleen Schrom of Horseheads, NY; grandsons, Joseph and Craig Schrom; Brother, Don (Peg) Schrom of Elmira, NY; Sister, Marjorie Johnston of Elmira, NY; Sisters-in-law, Patricia (Ray) Thompson of Elmira, NY, Rose Comfort of Johnsonburg, NY, Sister Janice Morgan of Pittsford, NY, Sister Carol Morgan of Clarence, NY, Janice (Bill) Grenier of Punta Gorda, FL; also several nieces, nephews and many close caring friends. He was also recently predeceased by his dear friend and companion, Shirley Callear. Bob was born Jan. 15, 1936 a son of the late Lawrence and Beatrice Schrom. Bob was a devoted communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Bob was a corrections officer having retired from the NYS Department of Corrections Monterey Shock facility. He was a member of the Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297 and was also a member of the Army National Guard. Bob enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, trapping and shooting with friends at the Chemung Co. Rod and Gun Club. Most of all he loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads Thurs. Aug. 19, 2010 from 2-7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 West Broad Street, Horseheads on Fri. Aug. 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery where military honors will be accorded.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 18, 2010

 

SCHULTZ Sundai O. Schultz

Horseheads – Sundai Olanna Schultz, 6 month old daughter of David and Peggy Baker Schultz died Sunday, June 18, 1984 in Upper Heyford, England. She was born Dec. 16, 1983, in Upper Heyford, England. She is survived by her parents; a brother, Richard W. Schultz at home; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baker, Elmira Heights; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Schultz, Irving, Tex.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Mass of the Angels will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church. Burial will be in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery. Arrangements are by Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home   Corning Leader - Saturday, June 23, 1984 Pg.  8A

 

SHEAHAN –MARGARET E. KELLY.  Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Age 80, of S. Main St., Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, October 7, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Thayer Sheahan.  Mrs. Kelly was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years John Bernard Kelly in 1997 and son Daniel Kelly in 1969.  Margaret is survived by her children, with their spouses, Suzanne K. Henderson of Elmira, NY, John B. II and Lisa Kelly of Pine City, NY, James T. and Sandra Kelly of Colorado Springs, Co., Mary Jo and Gary Earley of Elmira, NY and Katherine C. Kelly of Elmira, NY.  In addition Margaret is survived by her brother, Thomas Sheahan of Erin, NY; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Mark Snyder of Elmira Heights, NY; sister-in-law Geraldine C. Kelly of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Theodore, Timothy and Carrie Henderson, Jennifer and Peter Kelly, Heather and Jaime Kelly, Erin and Patrick Earley; great-granddaughter Hannah Henderson; along with several nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the McInery Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., on Friday (October 9) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday (October 10) at 8:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church at 9:00 a.m., with reverend Richard Farrell officiating.  Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.  Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

SHERWOOD Raymond Edward

Age 79, of Horseheads NY, died Friday, May 27, 2011. He was born in Elmira NY and spent most of his life in the Elmira and Horseheads area. After graduating from Elmira Free Academy, he joined the Marines where he spent three years serving his country, including services in Korea. He belonged to the IUOE (Internal Union of Engineers), retiring in 1991. In 1967, he married Deloris Dries Sherwood, who survives him. It was Raymond's wish that there be no calling hours or services. He will be laid to rest in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads NY, at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – May 28, 2011

 

SMOLOS Roger F. "Rog"
Age 45, of Horseheads, NY, was released to eternal peace and comfort to be with his Lord on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Roger was born January 13, 1964 to Charles and Frances Kroczynski Smolos. Roger worked for the Elmira Heights School District as a maintenance worker for over 13 years. Roger is predeceased by his father, Charles T. Smolos in 1976. He is survived by his mother, Frances Smolos of Horseheads; and his four siblings, Kathleen Smolos-Kent of Horseheads, Charles F. (Betty Lou) Smolos of Painted Post, James (Debbie) Smolos of Canisteo, NY, and Diane Squiers of Elmira, NY; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Friday, October 16, 2009, from 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held immediately following with Rev. Christopher Linsler. Roger will be laid to rest in the family plot in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. We will always remember Roger as a good man, solid, steadfast and always willing to lend a very capable hand. He had a true love and appreciation of nature, great and small. Most of all, we will miss his unique and irrepressible sense of humor. His family will provide flowers and requests memorials be directed to either the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 St. Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903-7933; Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA, Inc., 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892; or Four Paws Rescue, 1978 Jackson Center Rd., Millerton, PA 16936-9677.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 15, 2009

SNYDER  Leroy W. "Bucky" Age 84, of Elmira, died Saturday, May 27, 2006 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Bucky was born May 23, 1922, a son of Leroy and Blanche Kowalski Snyder. He married Dorothy E. Schneck on August 17, 1946 and together they raised 4 children. Bucky is survived by his wife Dorothy; his children, with their spouses, Lawrence "Larry" and Marcia Snyder of Pine City, Catherine "Cathy" and Bill Morrell of Elmira, Dennis "Denny" and Charlene Snyder of Elmira, and James "Jamey" and Kimberly Snyder of Indiana, PA; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Wright of New York City and Arletta Sloan of Cincinnati, OH; brother Ronald Snyder of Horseheads; aunt Cecilia Condon of Horseheads; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and his dog Co Co. Bucky enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He then went through Officer Training School with the U. S. Army, serving as a Lieutenant in Italy during World War II. Bucky was an electrician and a member of IBEW Local 139. He dedicated his life to his kids and enjoyed watching them and his grandchildren participate in various sports. Bucky was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post 154, the White Eagles Club and a former member of the Elmira Country Club. Bucky was also a longtime communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery, Horseheads. The Snyder family would like to thank the staffs at the Falck Cancer Center and the Infusion Center at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the loving care provided to Bucky during his illness. Donations in Bucky's memory may be directed to either office through the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905.

SPALLONE Joseph A. - Age 91, of Elmira, NY died
on Wednesday February 24, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. Joseph was born on March 13, 1918 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Samuel Salvatore and Catherine Lagonegro Spallone. He was a Disabled Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Army. Joe married his wife Renate Lange Spallone, on February 5, 1960 and they recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Joe was a retired liquor salesman for Ontario Liquor Distributors in Rochester, NY. He was also retired from American Airlines and Schenley's Distributors. He was a 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #741 of Elmira, NY and a former member of the Horseheads Elks Club. Joe was an avid golfer who thoroughly enjoyed the game He was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Joseph was a "Good Man" who loved his family especially his grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his son Mark A. Spallone on September 27, 1987 and by his sister Grace Notartomaso on July 29, 2008. Mr. Spallone is survived by his loving and devoted wife Renate Lange Spallone; children and their spouses: Anita and David Pawlak of Horseheads, NY; Annette and Robert Murphy of Oberlin, OH; Donna and Brian Stanton; Ross and Cynthia Spallone of Corning, NY; Regina and Paul Emerson of TN; Joanne and Peter Yeager of Elmira, NY; 20 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; brother: Alfred Spallone of Elmira, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Mary Frances and Richard Smith of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law: Rita Tillack of Berlin of Germany; Regina von Kaveczynski of Bad Ninndorf, Germany; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday February 27 , 2010 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church. Interment in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family would like to give the staff of Southern Tier Hospice a special thank you for their loving and compassionate care of Joe. Those wishing may remember Mr. Spallone through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.26.2010

 

ST. LOUIS Dorothy Jane

Age 74 formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday June 23, 2012 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born in Elmira, NY on September 25, 1937 the daughter of the late Oril Edward and Crete Ellen Meade St. Louis. Dorothy was very special to all and one of God's Special Children. She is survived by her sisters and brother-in-law: Rose "Sis" Apgar of Horseheads, NY and Mary "Punky" and Bill Hollenbeck of Dundee, NY; brothers and sister-in-law: Arthur and Gloria St. Louis of Englewood, FL and Ed St. Louis of Horseheads, NY; aunts: Rose Borden of Kentucky and Loretta Meade of Ithaca, NY; numerous nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews and cousins. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Dorothy's caregivers who helped enrich her life over the years. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Tuesday June 26 from 3-5 PM. Dorothy's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery.

Star Gazette – June 25, 2012

 

STEFANSKI Stanley C. Stefanski

Age 89 of Horseheads, NYdied on Friday March 2, 2012 in the comfort of his loving home with his family by his side. Stanley was born February 19, 1923 in St. Clair, PA the son of Steve and Pauline Worek Stefanski. Stanley married his wife , Margaret M. Rusatsky Stefanski, on December 1, 1945 in Sacred Heart Church in New Philadephia, PA and she pre-deceased him on December 20, 1992. Mr. Stefanski was also pre-deceased by his son, Michael V. Stefanski on February 2, 2006 and by his sisters Mary and Janet; brothers John, Joseph and Adam. Mr. Stefanski is survived by his loving and devoted children: Carol Stefanski-Quinn and William Quinn of Horseheads, NY, Stanley S. Stefanski of Horseheads, NY, Margaret L. Stefanski of St. Augustine,FL, Pauline Stefanski of Millport, NY, and Michelle Stefanski-Seymour and Douglas P. Seymour of Cortland, NY; grandchildren: Sean C. Quinn of Chicago, IL and Todd C. Quinn of Landing, NJ, Jennifer (Tracy) M. Oleshak , Jessica (Anthony) M. Oleshak, Maxwell Seymour and Margaret Hope Stefanski; great grandkids: Brittney N. Quinn and Ryan Quinn and newest great-grand daughter Jadelise. Stanley is also survived by brother Steven of St. Clair, PA and his sister Ann (Sam) Reynolds of Taylor, SC. His loving and compassionate companion, Josephine Witzel has been his rock for 14 years. Stanley was a U.S. Navy pilot in WWII and received the Victory Medal. He concentrated on his college education at Seton Hall University graduating with honors in math and science. Still attending college, he started working at Westinghouse in Bloomfield, NJ. In 1952 he started setting up the Westinghouse plant in Horseheads. During his 51 year tenure he achieved top management and traveled worldwide with his financial and business acumen. He was a devout Catholic at St. Mary Our Mother. He enjoyed his many friends and daily mass followed by breakfast at Gerould's. In his lifetime, Stan was a member of Elmira Country Club, Soaring Eagles Golf Club, Holy Name Society, Toastmasters, Rotarians, and the Chlorine Institute. Besides love of work, Stanley's passion for golf and gin rummy filled his retirement. He enjoyed wintering in Port St. Lucie, FL, with his family and beloved circle of friends. Many thanks to the medical personnel of Arnot Ogden, Elcor, "Liz" from VA, Megan from Family Services and Mary from Hospice. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Monday March 5, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday March 6, 2012 at 9 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Stanley will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Margaret and his son Michael in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Stefanski. In Lieu of flowers, donations should be made to St. Mary Our Mother School 811 Westlake Street Horseheads, NY 14845.   Star Gazette – March 4, 2012

 

STEBBINS Donald R. Age 83 of Windsor CT formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday July 30, 2005. Mr. Stebbins was born January 1, 1922 in Corning, NY the son of the late Frederick John Stebbins and Myrtle Louise Morgan Stebbins. He was a veteran of WW II serving his country with the US Army. Don was a graduate of Bentley School of Accounting and Finance in Boston, MA in 1948. Don married his beloved wife Hilda M. Alonso Stebbins on January 1, 1949 and they recently celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary on January 1, 2005. Mr. Stebbins was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads and served his parish as an Acolyte and Eucharistic Minister. Don was a member of The Horseheads Council # 6158 Knights of Columbus. Mr. Stebbins was a retired data processing manager for Westinghouse Corporation in Horseheads, NY and belonged to several accounting and data processing professional organizations. Don was a devout Catholic who volunteered many hours to his church. He loved his family and cherished the time he spent with them. Mr. Stebbins was pre-deceased by his parents and his brothers and sisters: Howard Stebbins, Myrtle Black, Henry Stebbins, Doris Reep and Margaret Stebbins. He is survived by his beloved wife: Hilda M. Alonso Stebbins; children: Elizabeth and Randy Benjamin of Mars Hill, NC; William and Vickie Stebbins on Brooktondale, NY; Jeanne Stebbins of Seneca Falls, NY; Patricia and John Zepp of Windsor, CT; grandchildren: Patrick Crandall; Scott Crandall; Sarah Stebbins; Rachel Stebbins; Emily Zepp and Amanda Zepp; great granddaughter: Sabrina Crandall; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Oscar Alonso; Thelma Vangeas; and Maria Christina Mora all of Bogota, Columbia and Dinah Roncancio of Springfield, IL; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday August 3, 2005 from 4-7 PM. Officers and members of Horseheads Council # 6158 will meet at the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 6:30 PM for Recitation of the Rosary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Thursday August 4, 2005 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY with the Rev. Christopher E. Linsler officiating. Interment in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Stebbins. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Stebbins through memorial contributions to St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY 14845.

STEFANSKI   Michael V. Age 48 of 8038 Ackerson Road Addison, NY died on Thursday February 2, 2006 as the result of a house fire. Michael was born April 5, 1957 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY the 5th of 6 children of Stanley C. and Margaret M. Rusatsky Stefanski of Fairway Lane in Horseheads, NY. He was pre-deceased by his beloved mother, Margaret M. Rusatsky Stefanski, who died on December 20, 1992. Michael is survived by his father Stanley C. Stefanski of Horseheads, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law: Carol Stefanski-Quinn & William Quinn of Flanders, NJ; Margaret L. Stefanski of Horseheads, NY; Pauline Stefanski of Millport, NY; Michelle Stefanski-Seymour and Douglas Seymour of Cortland, NY; brother: Stanley S. Stefanski of Horseheads, NY; nieces: Jennifer Oleshak of Horseheads, NY; Jessica Oleshak of St. Augustine, FL; Margaret Hope Stefanski of Millport, NY; great niece: Brittney Quinn of Landing, NJ; nephews: Sean Quinn of Carpentersville, IL; Todd (Laura) Quinn of Landing, NJ; Maxwell Seymour of Cortland, NY; great nephew: Ryan Quinn of Landing, NJ. Michael leaves behind many loving relatives and was surrounded by many dear friends. He attended St. Mary Our Mother School and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Elmira, NY. Michael grew up and worked at the golf course in the backyard of his home on Fairway Lane. His continuous employment during the growth and changes of Francourt Farms Golf Course which later became Elmira College's Soaring Eagles Golf Course and finally Mark Twain State Park Golf Course lasted for 35 years. He was also involved with projects at Pinnacle State Park on the road where he lived. Michael also owned and operated M.V.S. Equipment Company. He was a State Park general mechanic and manager's assistant. Michael had incredible talent and ability with his hands to create and fix anything. Mike's mechanical skills and commitment served many until his retirement from The State Parks System on August 11, 2005. His loving heart, giving personality, and winning smile will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Michael was a "Great Man" with a beautiful spirit and always made the time to help everyone. In remembrance of Michael, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Our Mother School 811Westlake Street Horseheads, NY 14845 or The Addison Fire and Rescue Dept. 1 Tuscarora Street Addison, NY 14801. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday February 10, 2006 from 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday February 11, 2006 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Interment in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.

STEFFEN - KIEFFER
Jeanette F. (Steffen) Age 82, of Jerusalem Hill Road and formerly of Bragg Towers, Elmira died at home on October 29, 2001. Mrs. Kieffer is survived by her loving children, Thomas & Theresa Kieffer of Millport, Martin Kieffer of Blanca, CO, David & Debora Kieffer of Elmira, and Catherine & Thomas Brown of Elmira; sisters, Freda Rose of Elmira Heights, Verna Caster and Arlene Church, both of Elmira; grandchildren, Laura Brown, Regina & Robert Edgerton, Kristin and Gordon Butler Jr, Karen & Randy McWhorter, Morgan Powell-Kieffer; great-grandchildren, Danielle Butler and Cullen McWhorter; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sons Curtiss and Timothy. Mrs. Kieffer graduated from a one room schoolhouse on West Hill, Carr's Corners School, EFA and went on to earn her degree in Food Service from Delhi University in 1939. She retired from the Horseheads School District as a Cafeteria Manager in 1969. A communicant of the Eastside Catholic Parish, she also used her talents working at Bingo and in the Soup Kitchen for 15 years. Always willing to lend a hand to others, she was a member of the Delhi Alumni Assoc., the American Legion Aux. Post # 442 and of Colonial Dames XVII Century Henry Hudson Chapter, a former 4-H and Home Bureau member and Cub Scout Den Mother, a past officer for the Tenant's Assoc. of Brag Towers and a charter member of the Breesport Fire Aux. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St. Horseheads Thurs. Nov. 1, 2001 from 4-7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 W. Broad St. Horseheads on Fri. Nov. 2, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. the Rev. Pat Connor will officiate Interment will follow in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery Horseheads. Expressions of sympathy to Falck Cancer Center c/o AOMC 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14905, Southern Tier Hospice, Inc. 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 and that each give a kind work and a helping hand to others. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

SULLIVAN Justine Grace Sullivan Mattison
Horseheads — Justine Grace Sullivan Mattison, 77, of Horseheads, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. She was a former cafeteria worker in the Horseheads school district. Survivors include her husband, Richard Mattison Sr.; daughters KayAnne Voorhees, Susan Austin, both of Horseheads; Richard Mattison Jr., Neil Mattison, both of Horseheads; sister Anne Lawrence of Horseheads; Michael Sullivan Jr., Martin Sullivan, both of Horseheads. Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Barber Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St. - Corning Leader, October 31, 2010

SULLIVAN Justine Grace Sullivan Mattison
Age 77, of Horseheads, NY, died
at home peacefully on Saturday, October 30th, 2010. Justine was born November 21, 1932 raised in the Town of Catlin by her parents, the late Michael, Sr. and Katherine Sullivan. Justine "Tiney" was a devoted homemaker and a retiree of the Horseheads Central School District where she worked in the cafeteria. She enjoyed staying active with tennis and golf, loved gardening and crocheting but the brightest light of her life was her family and time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Justine was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Katherine Sullivan; granddaughter, Jodie Voorhees; sister and brother-in-law, Katherine "Kitty" and Clyde Peterson; mother-in-law, Irene Bliss; and brother-in-law, Lester Mattison. Justine was married to Richard Mattison, Sr. on November, 17, 1951 in Horseheads, NY and they enjoyed 58 years together. Survivors include her husband, Richard Mattison, Sr. and her children, KayAnne (Donald) Voorhees, Susan (Charles) Austin, Richard, Jr. (Loralee) Mattison, Neil Mattison all of Horseheads; her grandchildren, Kimberly (Jeffery) Peterson, William (Deserai) Diffenderfer, Stacey Voorhees, Jason Voorhees, Julana Mattison and Justin Mattison; great-grandchildren, MaKenzie Peterson, Chloe Peterson and Gabriel Diffenderfer all from Horseheads; sister and brothers, Anne (Frederick) Lawrence, Michael (Cynthia) Sullivan, Jr., Martin (Patricia) Sullivan; brother-in-law, Paul (Joyce) Mattison all of Horseheads; sister-in-law, Geraldine (William) Bruielly of Corning; sister-in-law, Ethel Mattison of Wilmington, NC; brother-in-law, John (Lucille) Mattison of Brookfield, Massachusetts, William Mattison of Pennsylvania, Harvey (Rita) Mattison of Oklahoma, William(Billie)Bliss of Garland, Texas along with aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and special friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 from 1 - 3:00 and 6 - 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at 9:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. A special thanks to Iva Flewelling for you devoted care to Justine. - Elmira Star Gazette, November 1, 2010

SULLIVAN - PETERSON Katherine "Kitty" Sullivan
Age 80 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday May 1, 2008 in Portsmouth, Virginia. "Kitty" was born November 30, 1927 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Michael Justin Sullivan and Katherine Martin Sullivan. She married her husband, Clyde D. "Pete" Peterson, on August 30, 1947 and they celebrated 53 years of marriage prior to Mr. Peterson passing away on October 22, 1999. Mrs. Peterson was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads and a member of the W.O.E.S. of Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297. She was a retired cashier at the cafeteria at The Horseheads Central School. "Kitty" loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Katherine is survived by her loving and devoted children: Michael Douglas Peterson & Cathy Matteson Peterson of Fulton, NY and Patricia Peterson Yandle & Darryl Yandle of Portsmouth, VA; grandchildren: Melissa Peterson Carter & Dan Carter, Sarah Peterson, Ryan Peterson, Mathew Yandle, and Katelyn Yandle; great grandchildren: Madeline Carter and Benjamin Carter; sisters and brothers-in-law: Anne & Fred Lawrence of Horseheads, NY and Justine "Tiney" & Richard Mattison of Horseheads, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: Michael & Cindy Sullivan of Horseheads, NY and Marty & Patty Sullivan of Horseheads, NY; sisters-in-law: Marie Peterson of Wisconsin and Elsie Peterson of Waneta Lake, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday May 5, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday May 6, 2008 at 9 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church. The Rev. Christopher E. Linsler will be the Celebrant of Mrs. Peterson's Funeral Mass. "Kitty" will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Clyde in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/2/2008 - 5/4/2008.

SULLIVAN  Richard G. "Dickie" Age 57, of Horseheads, NY, died very unexpectedly at home on Wednesday morning, April 5, 2006. He was born on September 19, 1948, the son of Frances Kocourek and the late Arthur E. Sullivan. Dick was a lifelong resident in the village of Horseheads and gave unselfishly and continually to his community. He worked with his family at Sullivan's Fire Apparatus in Horseheads. For 42 years he has worked for Erway Ambulance Service. He has been known throughout the fire service community as one of the most recognizable figures in the field. He has been a member of the Horseheads Village Fire Dept. for 38 years, 27 of those serving as Chief. Dick was the 2nd-longest active Fire Chief in New York State. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Carol Goodyear Sullivan; children, Kevin (Lorrie) Sullivan, Bridget (Wayne) Whitford and Patrick Sullivan and fiancée, Cassie Rupp; mother, Frances K. Sullivan; cherished granddaughters, Hannah and Abigail Whitford; sister, Mary Helen (Richard) Hall; brother, Arthur F. (Darlene) Sullivan, all of Horseheads, NY; sisters-in-law, Anne Marie (Joseph) Cesare of Noblesville, IN and Margaret (Ronald) East of Horseheads, NY; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of unending friends. Dick will lie in state at the Horseheads Village Fire Dept., 134 N. Main St., Horseheads, NY. Family and friends will be received on Friday, April 7, 2006, from the hours of 12 noon to 9 p.m. A fire fighters memorial will commence at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2006, at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads, NY. He will be laid to rest at St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Dick may do so through memorials to Horseheads Fire and Rescue Co., 134 N. Main St., Horseheads, NY, or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, E. Syracuse, NY 13057. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home.

JESSE SWACKHAMER.  Retired Horseheads Police Chief Age 76, of 112 Terry Hill Road, Horseheads, NY, died on Monday, August 16, 2004, as the result of an automobile accident. Jesse was born November 13, 1927 in Rummerfield, PA, the son of the late Jesse E. and Mabel Hankinson Swackhamer. He was a veteran of WW II, serving his country with the US Army, and was a member of Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post # 442. Jesse married his wife, Anna VanDusen Swackhamer, on February 16, 1952, and they recently celebrated their 52nd Wedding Anniversary on February 16, 2004. Chief Swackhamer began his career in law enforcement when he was hired as a police officer with The Village of Horseheads on April 24, 1954.  He was promoted through the ranks and was named Chief of Police on June 1, 1966, and retired on May 30, 1979.  He was a member of The New York State Retired Chiefs of Police Association. Jesse and his wife Anna were members of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Horseheads, NY. Jesse loved his family and cherished the time spent with them especially the times he and his wife Anna attended their grandchildren's school and sporting events. He also enjoyed playing cards and golf with family and friends, and meeting his buddies for morning coffee. Jesse continued his love and dedication to his community during his retirement by serving on various boards and committees, and in recent years cared for St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery, spending endless hours maintaining the cemetery. Jesse was predeceased by his parents and ten half-brothers and sisters and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Jesse is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Anna Van Dusen Swackhamer; sons and daughters-in-law, James E. and Julie Swackhamer of Horseheads, NY, and Jesse E. Swackhamer III and Jody Matthews of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Timothy Swackhamer, Justin Swackhamer, and Tonya Swackhamer; great-granddaughter, Gabrielle; sister, Dorothy Schultz of Towanda, PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joyce Wilcox of Watkins Glen, NY, Barbara and Jacob Trimmer of Elmira Heights, NY, William VanDusen of Kissimmee, FL, Robert and Margaret VanDusen of Elmira, NY, and Edwin and Lillian VanDusen of Winter Haven, FL; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY, on Friday, August 20, 2004, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Mr. Swackhamer's Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St. & Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, NY, on Saturday, August 21, 2004, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Robert C. MacNamara, Rev. Patrick Connor, and Rev. John Rafter will officiate. Jesse will be laid to rest in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery, where he spent many hours caring for the grounds with Full Military Honors accorded to Mr. Swackhamer. The family will provide their own flowers, and those wishing may remember Jesse through memorials to a charity of one's choice.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Elmira Star Gazette, Aug. 19, 2004.

SWEENEY Michael Sweeney
46, died unexpectedly of a heart seizure Sunday at the family home in the Town of Catlin.  He is survived by his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Roy Connors of Binghamton, Sophia of Binghamton, Sate of Catherine, Helen at home; three sons, Frank, Andrew and John at home; a sister, Mrs. Steven Masinisky of Troy, N. Y.  The funeral will be held at the family home Tuesday at 8 a. m. and in the St. Mary Church, Horsheads, at 9 o'clock.  Burial in the St. Mary Cemetery, Horseheads.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 8., Monday, 6 July 1931)

SYKORA HELEN
AFFELDT, Helen Clara (Sykora) Age 98, formerly of 105 Windsor Road, Horseheads, died Tuesday, February 6, 2007, in Montour Falls, NY. Helen was born in Germania, PA, on February 29, 1908, to Albert and Agnes (Hartman) Sykora. She was one of seven girls and two boys. She married Francis George Affeldt on January 16, 1934. They were married for 42 years prior to Fran's passing on July 2, 1976. She is survived by her children, Julie (Ernie) Osborn-Taylor of DuBois, PA, Kathleen (Harry) Knab of Bethany, OK, Francis (Paula) Affeldt of Rock Stream, NY, and James (Anita) Affeldt, also of Rock Stream, NY; her youngest sister, Rita New of Elmira, NY; as well as ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was a longtime communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Because of her deep and committed faith, she created a strong family base and moral background for her entire family. It is not a surprise that she chose a giving profession as a registered nurse, graduating in 1932 from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Elmira, NY. She was affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Thatcher Glass, many private duty nursing assignments, and the foster care program for babies. Traveling and gardening were two of her favorite joys. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother and is greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends are invited to her Memorial Mass at St. Mary's Church, Watkins Glen, NY, on May 22, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads.

SYKORA HELEN CLARA AFFELDT
Helen Clara Age 98, formerly of Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, died Tues., Feb. 6, 2007, in Montour Falls, NY. She was a Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and one amazing lady. Helen was born in Germania, PA, on February 29, 1908, to Albert and Agnes (Hartman) Sykora. She was one of seven girls and three boys. She married Francis George Affeldt on January 16, 1934. They were married for 42 years prior to Fran's passing on July 2, 1976. She is survived by her children, Julie (Ernie) Osborn-Taylor of DuBois, PA, Kathleen (Harry) Knab of Bethany, OK, Francis (Paula) Affeldt of Rock Stream, NY, and James (Anita) Affeldt, also of Rock Stream, NY; her youngest sister, Rita New of Elmira, NY; as well as ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Helen was a registered nurse, graduating in 1932 from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Elmira, NY. She worked at St. Joseph's Hospital, private duty nursing and retired at age 65 from Thatcher Glass as an industrial nurse. She and Fran also took in many foster babies while raising their own four children. They lived for 32 years off of Grand Central Avenue in Horseheads, NY. This is a home that not only the four kids consider some of the happiest times of their childhood, but the grandkids would also agree. In her spare time and retirement, she loved to garden and occasionally played cards. She delighted herself in spending time with family and especially her grandkids. She created such a strong family bond and she will be greatly missed. We know we will see you again Mom, Gram and Great-Grandma. Thank you so much for the values you instilled in all of us. May we live to make you proud! Family and friends will be invited to her Memorial Mass in St. Mary's Church, Watkins Glen, NY, at a time to be announced in May. Interment will take place in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads.

SYKORA –MRS. ROSE M. DICKINSON age 58, of 501 Main St., Big Flats, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1965.  Friends may call at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Friday and Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Monday at 8:30 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass in St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads at 9 a.m.  St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery.  Recitation of the Rosary Sunday at 9 a.m.  Survived by husband, Ernest A. Dickinson; daughter, Mrs. Nancy Wilson of Bunker Hill, Ind.; son, Richard Dickinson Sr. of Rochester; mother, Mrs. Marie Sykora of Germania, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Hannah Knecht of Galeton, Pa., Mrs. William Smith of Rochester, Mrs. Amelia Zengerle of Elmira; Mrs. Bessie Owens of Chicago; brothers, Carl and Joseph Sykora, both of Germania, Pa., Albert & Louis Sykora, both of Chicago and John of Galeton, Pa.; seven grandchildren.  She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/30/1965
 

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