Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2003
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.
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Maple Grove Cemetery Obituaries
BRACE Janice I. Shappee
Age 82 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday December 25, 2011 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Janice was born July 14, 1929 in Columbia Crossroads, PA the daughter of the late Lou and Gertrude Elliott Brace. She married her husband Lloyd T. Shappee and he pre-deceased her on March 23, 1965. Mrs. Shappee was also pre-deceased by her daughter Ursula Jean Shappee on March 31, 1971. Janice was a home health care provider for many years. Mrs. Shappee is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Dawn & Randy Ammerman of Horseheads, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Allen & Judy Shappee of Mesa, Arizona; granddaughters: Krista Ammerman & Jason Ketrow of Addison, NY and Cheri & Josh Jackson of Erin, New York; great grandchildren: Airrin Ketrow, Makenzie Jackson, Ranae Ketrow, and Austin Jackson; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. It was Janice's wishes that there be no calling hours and her funeral service be private. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – January 3, 2012
NORMAN T. BRADLEY, age 80, of Mile Lane Road Sayre, Pa., passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at ElderWood of Waverly. He was born October 19, 1933 in Horseheads, N.Y., the son of the late Charles and Jeannette (Moss) Bradley. He married the former Reva M. Pond in 1953 and together ran their dairy farm on Mile Lane until a fire destroyed their barn. Norman also was a school bus operator and a machinist working at Bendix and then Thomas & Betts until his retirement in 2001. Norman was a past member of the Waverly Moose Club. He was able to fix anything, but he enjoyed his time spent with his loving wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Reva M. Bradley of Sayre, children, Debra and Bob Bydairk of Sayre, Tom Bradley & Joann Davis of Sayre, Valerie Bradley and Keith Merrill of Athens, six grandchildren, Greg and Ullet Bydairk of Sweden, Eric and Lisa Bydairk of Italy, Amanda Peters of Sayre, Lisa Bradley of Calgary Canada, Alec Bradley of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jessica Merrill of Athens, five great-grandchildren, sisters, Charlene & Hubert Blackburn of North Carolina, Erma and Paul Olenick of Florida, a brother, Vaughn and Sheryll Miller of Texas, an aunt Hazel Baldwin of Elmira, N.Y., uncle the Rev. R.B. and Judy Moss of Medina, N.Y., brother-in-law, Manley Kellogg, several nieces, nephews and many caring friends. Norman was predeceased by his parents, his step-father, Mott Miller and sister Lois Kellogg. Family and friends are invited to call from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, N.Y. Norman’s funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, N.Y. Memorial contributions in Norman’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 255 N. Michigan Avenue Fl. 17, Chicago, IL, or to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY. –Sayre Morning Times
BRADLEY - TOWNER, Helen M.
Age 91 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday May 20, 2010. Helen was born February 26, 1919 in New Milford, PA, the daughter of the late Corliss E. and Norma VanScoten Bradley. She married her husband Richard W. Towner who predeceased her on January 14, 1978. Helen was a retired employee of Thatcher Glass Company in Elmira, NY. Helen is survived by many relatives, friends, and neighbors. It was Mrs. Towner's wish that there be no prior calling hours and that her Private Funeral Services were held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Helen was laid to rest next to her beloved husband Richard in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Those wishing may remember Helen through memorials to The Chemung County SPCA Route 352 Elmira, NY 14903. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 25, 2010
BREESE Amelia Breese Rutan
THEIR DEATHS CAME WITHIN SHORT TIME, Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Rutan former Horseheads Residents die in Philadelphia. Word was received in Horseheads Sunday night of the death of Mrs. Amelia Breese Rutan in Philadelphia Sunday. Yesterday morning a second dispatch was received announcing the death of her husband J.C. Rutan yesterday. Mr. & Mrs. Rutan were residents of the town of Horseheads & later Elmira, many years. They removed to the home of one of their sons in Philadelphia a few years ago. Both were about seventy years of age. They are survived by four sons: Fredrick of Jacksonville, Fla.; Luther, of Miami, Fla. Edwin of Wilmington, Del.; two daughters; Mrs. Jennie Rutan of Chicago, & Mrs. Edwin Beardsley of Waterbury, Conn. Mrs. Rutan is also survived by three brothers: S.E. Breese, of Minnesota; P.G. Breese, of Horseheads, & A.J. Breese, of Port Jervise; also a sister, Mrs. J.M. Ormiston, of Horseheads. The remains of Mr. & Mrs. Rutan will arrive in Horseheads today & will be removed to the home of her sister, Mrs. J.M. Ormiston, where the double funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 o’clock. The Rev. C.E. Christian of the Horseheads Presbyterian church will officiate & burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. - Amelia (Breese) Rutan died February 26, 1911. James C. Rutan died February 27, 1911.
BREESE MISS. ANGELINE
daughter of the late John Breese, died at the old homestead in Horseheads, Thursday at 7:30 a.m., age seventy-six years. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. A. S. Ellsworth, of Lake View Mich. The decedent was a member of the Baptist Church at Horseheads. The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. C. E. Christian to officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery - Elmira Star-Gazette.
BREESE - (FANNY) MRS. JAMES M. ORMISTON
- died last night at 7:40 o’clock at the family home on Sayre Street, Horseheads, of Pneumonia. Aged seventy-one years. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. James McDonald of Lemon City Fla., two grandchildren, Robert & Willard McDonald & a brother, T.E. Breese of Gray Eagle Minn. The Funeral to be announced later. (Fanny died Oct. 25, 1918) burial Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, N.Y. - Elmira Star-Gazette
BREESE - Miss Flossie E. of 8 Terrace Court, N. E. Washington, D.C., formerly of Horseheads. Tuesday morning, Sept. 9, 1952, following a brief-illness. Survived by sister, Mrs. James Shoots of Cuba, N.Y.; nephew, Harl Loven of Canandaigua; niece, Mrs. Marvin Christian of Elmira; several other nieces & nephews. The body is at the Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads. Funeral announcement later. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, N.Y. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
BREESE - Mrs. Jessie Lovin
The death of Mrs. Jessie Lovin, wife of Henry Lovin, occurred last night at 11 o’clock at the family residence in Breesport. The deceased was 21 years of age, & had been ill about two weeks with a severe attack of la grippe, which developed into a fever. She was the daughter of Mr. & Philander Breese of this city, who survive her, Also her husband & one son, aged two years. - Jessie died
18 Oct. 1894.
JOHN LEWIS BREESE age 91 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. John was born in Elmira, NY on October 11, 1922, to Cornelia (Banks) and Lamotte Breese. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Paul Breese. John is survived by his wife of almost 68 years, Natalie Dietzel Breese; three children, Scott (Maureen Ferrell) Breese of Elmira, NY; Bart and Patty (Fitzgerald) Breese and their three daughters, Lisa, Sarah and Amy of Lockport, NY; Lori (Raymond) Cady and their three daughters, Stephanie, Valerie and Melanie of Horseheads, NY. Additionally, John is survived by his sister, Lucy Brisky of Florida; his brother, Harry Breese of Cato, NY; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John graduated from Southside High School in 1941. He was inducted into the Army Air Corps in February of 1944. He trained to be a Radio Mechanic-Specialist 852 in Madison, Wisconsin; Chanute Field, Illinois; Boca Raton, Florida; and finally in Pueblo, Colorado where he helped to close that base at the end of the war. John was discharged in March of 1946 from Fort Dix, New Jersey and returned home to Elmira. John married his high school sweetheart, Natalie (Dolly) on August 31, 1946. Since John's family had operated Breese Farms throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the young couple moved to Alfred where John graduated from NY State Agricultural and Technical Institute at Alfred University with a degree in dairy farming and animal husbandry. He began his career as manager of Dann's Dairy and then joined Polly-O Dairy products in Campbell. He worked for Polly-O from 1952 to 1984, culminating as field supervisor for the company. John was a direct descendant of Corporal John Breese, Revolutionary War soldier and first settler of Chemung County. As a seven year old boy, John assisted with the dedication of the Breese Monument still located on South Main Street in the Village of Horseheads. Along with being proud of his heritage in the area, John was a member of both the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads and the Old Oak Masonic Lodge # 364 F. & A.M. Never one to simply join, John served actively by being the secretary and treasurer of the Lodge throughout his life and helping the church as an elder for many years. John's hobbies were countless, but his greatest passions included camping, canoeing, bowling and ham radio operation where his call number WA2FJM has been well-known by people here and around the globe. While John lived an ordinary life, he did it with extraordinary kindness, commitment and grace. His first priority was always his family: his wife, his children and his grandchildren. He was relentlessly cheerful and had a ready smile for anyone he met during his day. John always viewed a stranger simply as a friend he had not yet made. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Fri. Aug. 22, 2014, from 4-7:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated in the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads on Sat. at 10:00 a.m. with burial service to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Flowers will be provided by the family and it was John's request that any donations in his memory be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, NY. NOTICE: Officers and members of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 F. & A.M. will gather at the funeral home on Friday at 6:45 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/22/2014
BREESE Philander G. - Died at the home of his sister, Mrs. James Ormiston, of 33 Sayre street, Horseheads, yesterday morning July 19, 1917 at 11:30 o’clock, aged 71 years. His death came suddenly after an hour’s illness. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. J. B. Baldwin, of Horseheads; Mrs. George M. Spencer, of Rochester; Mrs. James D. Shootes, of Cuba, N. Y., & Mrs. Flossy E. Breese, of Hudson, N. Y.; also two brothers, Solomon T. Breese, of Gary Eagle Minn, & Judson Breese of Port Jervis, N. Y., & one sister, Mrs. James M. Ormiston. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The Rev. Cyrus Christian will officiate & burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
BREESE Rose - Mrs. J. B. Baldwin
The funeral of Mrs. Rose Baldwin will be held today at 3 p.m. at the family home. The Rev. C. W. Newman will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
BRENCHLEY John H. Brenchley Jr.
Of Owego - John H. Brenchley Jr, 83, of Owego, died on Friday, July 29, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital. John was predeceased by his parents, John and Evelyn Brenchley; brother, Loren Brenchley; and grandson, Nathan Fairlie. John is survived by his wife, Mabel Hildebrand Brenchley; children, Vickie (David) Shoemaker of Van Etten, John Brenchley of Binghamton, Karen (Paul) Fairlie of Candor, and Dean Brenchley of Owego; sisters, Dorothy (Ronald) Bates of Nichols, Sandy Merwin of Endicott, and Margaret Southwick of NC; grandchildren, Sean Morris and Mindi Rogers; along with several nieces and nephews. John followed the NASA space program and was fortunate enough to have witness a couple of the Apollo launches, including the Apollo 11 launch. John loved to travel, scuba dive, sail, collect boats and read his magazines. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 11:00 at Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 137 Main Street, Candor with Rev. Philip Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery with full military honors. Family invites friends to call from 10 to 10:45 prior to the service at the funeral home.
BRESCIA Joseph A.
Jean's Beans Proprietor - from 1959-1984
Age 77, of Perkins Ave., Horseheads, died after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, July 12, 2009, with his son by his side. Joe was born April 2, 1932, the son of the late V. Anthony and Carmela (Carrier) Brescia in Syracuse, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce (Savey) Brescia on May 14, 1984. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Amy Brescia of Erin, NY; grandchildren, Michael and Kayla Brescia; sisters, Connie Brescia of Elmira, NY, Sandra (Edward) Fisher of Elmira, NY, Carmen Fusco of NYC, NY, Rita (Joseph) Sartori of Elmira, NY; dear friend and companion, Deanna Poff of Horseheads, NY; nieces and nephews, Joe (Melinda) Sartori of Elmira, NY, Paul Sartori, also of Elmira, NY, Barbara (Robert) Grau of Fairport, NY, David (Denise) Sartori of Marlboro, MA, Ann (Scott) Brazinski of Gaithersburg, MD, Linda (Brian) Waldbaum of Central Islip, LI, NY, and Stephen (Betsy) Fusco of NY, NY; several grand nieces and grand nephews, many close and caring friends neighbors. He was a Communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY, and Member of Horseheads B.P.O. Elks Lodge #2297. Joe was a self-employed entrepreneur. For many years he and his late wife, Joyce owned and operated Jean's Beans on College Ave. in Elmira. In addition, Joe owned and operated several real-estate ventures, both residential and commercial throughout the Chemung, Steuben, and Yates County area. Joe enjoyed Fox world news, conversations of real estate, investing and world politics. Above all Joe loved his family and enjoyed the serenity of his time spent on Keuka Lake. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St. in Horseheads on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., the Rev. Christopher R. Linsler, Celebrant. Interment will follow beside his late wife, Joyce in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Special Thanks to the staff of Arnot 2B for their care and concern for Joe. You made him feel at home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/14/2009
BREWER -MARY (BREWER) BUTCHER (SRGP 37312) of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and formerly of both Millerton, PA, and Horseheads, NY, died April 19, 2004 in Florida. Mary was born Dec. 16, 1921 in Daggett, PA, the daughter of the late Lyman and Mary (Oldroyd) Brewer. She was predeceased by Donald in 1988, her husband of 48 years. Together they operated Don Butcher and Sons Well Drilling until their retirement in 1977. She moved from Horseheads to Florida in 1993. Her surviving family includes her two sons, Larry Butcher, his wife, Gloria, and Scott Butcher, all of Edgewater, FL; two daughters, Bonna Hess and her husband Leroy of Millerton, PA, and Robin Muratore with husband, Timothy of New Smyrna Beach, FL; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. In addition to her parents, Mary was also predeceased by her brothers, Joseph, Grant and Judson Brewer; sisters, Alice Rynearson, Helen Smith and Genevive Andrews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Sat., June 26, 2004, from 9:30-20:00 a.m. her service will follow there at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star Gazette.
BRIGGS –BONITA M. (BRIGGS) NUGENT, age 68 of Elmira Heights, NY passed away on Sunday January 11, 2015. Bonnie was born May 21, 1946 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Ernest R. and Belle Everitt Briggs. She was predeceased by her son, Kenneth Walter Baker Jr. on August 4, 1979 and by her husband, Cornelius W. "Hoagy" Nugent on July 8, 1999. Bonnie was also predeceased by her sister, Barbara Briggs Ramsay on July 23, 2005. Bonnie was a bartender at Nick's Restaurant, Rosar's Grill and Beef Eaters in Horseheads, NY for many years. She was a former member of The Horseheads American Legion Auxiliary. Bonnie loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Bonnie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Duane & Joann Baker of Horseheads, NY; daughter and fiancé: Melissa Nugent & Victor Santos of Newfield, NY; grandchildren: Danielle Baker Stampp & Farley Stampp of Corning, NY, Ryan Mastrantonio, Makayla Nugent, Kyle Mastrantonio and Anthony Santos; great grandchildren: Isiah Adams and Logan Stampp; brothers and sisters-in-law: Robert & Patricia Briggs of Elmira, NY and James & Jennie Briggs of Florida; Hoagy's children: Gary & Linda Nugent, Thomas & Deborah Nugent, James Nugent, John Nugent, Neil & Bridget Nugent, Paul & Lois Nugent and Mary & James Mack; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Friday January 16 , 2015 from 12 Noon to 2 PM. Bonita's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 PM with her brother Rev. Robert Briggs officiating. Bonnie will be laid to rest next to her husband Hoagy in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/14/2015
BRINK - HUNGERFORD
Anna Irene Age 93 formerly of Elmira Heights, NY died at Tioga Nursing Home in Waverly, NY on Monday July 11, 2005. Mrs. Hungerford was born July 21, 1911 in Camptown, PA the daughter of the late Archie and Pansy Lee Brink and was raised in New Albany, PA. She married her husband, Frank H. Hungerford, who pre-deceased her on August 12, 1974. Mrs. Hungerford was also pre-deceased by her brother Eric Brink. Irene was a member of the New Albany Baptist Church and then The Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church in Elmira Heights for most of her life. She loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them. Mrs. Hungerford is survived by her children: Frank E. & Joan Hungerford of Elmira Heights, NY; Anna I. Conklin of Elmira Heights, NY; Virginia A. Ashley of Horseheads, NY; David H. & Kathleen Hungerford of Horseheads, NY and Carol M. & William Brewer of Fillmore, NY; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including the entire staff of Tioga Nursing Facility. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday July 13, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mrs. Hungerford's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday July 14, 2005 at 11 AM with the Rev. Larry Appenzellar officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.
BRINK - Brink, Gordon Rodney
Age 69, of Elmira Height died on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at home after a courageous ten year battle with cancer. He was born on June 26, 1933 in Elmira, the son of the late Jay B. and Mary Ellis Brink. He married Shirley Pierce on August 20, 1955 at the Riverside United Methodist Church in Elmira. August 20, 2002 would have been their 47th Anniversary. He was the Mayor of Elmira Heights for 13 years, attended the State School for the Blind in Batavia, was a member of the Elmira Heights Fire Department, Charter member of Scamper Camper Club, an Elmira Heights Trustee for 5 years, and member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church. He was employed by Sears Roebuck as a delivery man for over 30 years, worked at Ward LaFrance, worked for Don Narde and retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility following 10 years of service. Gordon is survived by his wife; Shirley, daughters; Kim (Timothy) Mott of Rowlett, Texas, Eleanor “Micki” Stanley of Poison, Montana, Penny Brink of Columbus, Ohio, Donna Arduini of Elmira Heights and Belinda Harrington of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Jonathan and Jason Mott of Texas, Nicole Stanley of Montana, Elaine and Ryan Brink of Columbus, Ohio, Martha Schiender of Columbus, Ohio, Kara Arduini of Elmira Heights, and Samantha Harrington of Las Vegas , Nevada, brothers-in-law, Michael Washington, of Olean, NY, Joseph Pelot, of Big Flats, NY, and Edwin Pierce of Florida; sisters-in-law, Jean Ann Brink of Elmira, Eleanor (Louis) Kimber of Elmira, and Inez Brink of Oklahoma, and several nieces and nephews and cousins. Along with his, he was predeceased by a daughter:Karen Lynn Brink in 1956, brothers: Carleton Jay Brink and Gerald Brink and sisters; Beatrice Pelot, Frances Jean Washington and Alice Seymour. Family and friends are invited to call at the Elmira Heights Village Hall, 215 Elmwood Ave., on Saturday, July 27, 2002 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9 PM. A funeral service will be held on Sunday at 2:00 pm at the Oakwood United Methodist Church with the Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery. Shirley Brink would like to extend a special thank-you to her daughters who left their homes and families to care for their father. Those wishing may make donations to Southern Tier Hospice, 185 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY 14903 or the Elmira Heights Fire Department, 215 Elmwood Ave, Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Arrangements by Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home.
BRODERICK Dennis W.
Age 64 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Peekskill, NY died on Thursday December 22, 2011 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Dennis was born December 5, 1947 in Yonkers, NY the son of William E. and Ruth P. Homko Broderick. He was an avid sports fan and he especially loved The New York Giants Football Team, The New York Yankees, and The New York Knicks. Dennis was a retired employee of The FDR Montrose Veterans Administration Medical Center in Montrose, NY. Dennis is survived by his mother: Ruth P. Homko Broderick of Horseheads, NY; sisters: Ruthanne Campbell and Mary Ellen Miller both of Horseheads, NY; brother: Gary E. Broderick of Horseheads, NY; niece and nephew: Elizabeth Campbell and Dean Campbell both of Horseheads, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Dennis' Funeral Services on Wednesday December 28, 2011 at 2 PM at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEDS, NY with Rev. Rick Farrell officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – December 25, 2011
BROOKS –MRS. MARY (BROOKS) BROWN formerly of Elmira Heights Monday, March 12, 1973. Friends may call at the VanBuskirk Lynch Funeral Home, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 10:30 a.m. the Rev. James Collea. Burial Maple Grove Cemetery. Survived by son, James H. Brown of Horseheads; daughter, Mrs. Robert Gretchen Combs of Elmira; grandson, James R. Combs of Elmira and granddaughter, Mrs. Suzanne Combs Mieso of Lebanon, N.J.; great-grandson, Eric C. Combs of Elmira. Mrs. Brown was the widow of Henry Brown. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/13/1973
BROWN Clayton E. "Brownie" Age 79 of 203 Bowers Drive Horseheads, NY died on Friday December 2, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Brownie was born May 17, 1926 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Eldon and Kate Cook Brown. He married his wife, Theresa A. Sebura Brown, on November 26, 1953 and they recently celebrated their 52nd Wedding Anniversary. Brownie retired from Clute Motors in Horseheads, NY as Service Manager in the Truck Department after 42 years of dedicated service. He loved his antique cars and the time spent at the lake. Brownie loved his family and friends and cherished the time spent with them. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his brother Robert Brown. Brownie is survived by his loving and devoted wife Theresa A. Sebura Brown; daughters and sons-in-law: Janet & Brooks Liddiard of Horseheads, NY and Nancy & Dave Stocker of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren Joseph Ingham, Daniel Ingham, Brittany Stocker, Morgan Stocker, Michael (Kim) Liddiard, Shari (Rob) Van Wie, and Kim (Tom) Myers; several great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law: Donald & Bea Brown of Tyrone, NY; sisters and brother-in-law: Nadine Crippen of Alpine, NY and Sharon & Dave Livingston of Canada; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Robert & Veda Sebura of South Carolina; 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 (Today) Sunday December 4, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-8:30 PM. A Time of Reflection and Remembrance of "Brownie's" Life will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:30 PM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY will be held on Monday December 5, 2005 at 11 AM. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Brownie through memorials to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation I.C.U./ D-2 555 East Market Street Elmira, NY 14901 or Meals On Wheels 150 Fox Street Elmira, NY 14901.
BROWN Clyde Lee "Coonie" "Brownie"
Was born December 22, 1929 in Shunk, PA, the son of the late Ray L. and Anna (Leighton) Brown, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving and caring family at the age of 79. His sisters, Jennie Summers, Clara Stermer, Flossie "Tillie" Reedy, Margaret Norton and Ida Johnson; along with his brothers, William H. Brown and Floyd "Brownie" Brown, predeceased him. Clyde is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Virginia (Hamilton) Brown; beloved children, Kim Brown, Maynard Brown, Tammy Brown and Joseph (Freedom) Brown; sister, Flora Burdick; along with nine grandchildren (with two great-grandchildren on the way), several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a host of friends. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, February 20, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. The Reverend Belvy White will celebrate "Brownie's" service. Interment will take place in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Virginia Brown at 1310 Davis Street, Elmira, NY 14901, to help defray the funeral expenses. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/17/2009 - 2/18/2009
BROWN –EDITH MAE WALTON age 93, and formerly a longtime resident of Arnold Ave., Horseheads, passed away Wed. Aug. 13, 2014. Edith was born in Nanticoke, PA to John and Nellie Brown. She was predeceased by her husband of over 61 years, Henry F. Jr., "Hank" "Sonny" on May 13, 2001. She was also predeceased by her son, Ron Walton; special sister, Jennie Brown; and sons-in-law, Dutch Buchanan and Edward Howe. Edith is survived by her daughters, Sylvia (Dave) Starkweather of Erin, Sandra Howe of Elmira Heights, Brenda (Ken) Brenza of Horseheads; son, Roger (Bonnie) Walton of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Jim Buchanan, Kim Buchanan, Tom (Michelle) Buchanan, all of Erin, Roger Jr. (Kim) Walton of Germany, Chris Walton of Horseheads, Brandon Walton of Elmira Heights, Alisha Walton of Clearwater, FL, Jason, Jessica, & Janelle Walton, Amber & Kristen Brenza, all of Horseheads; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Amy & Arica Buchanan, Devon, Lily, Garrett and Mackenzie Walton, Amanda, C.J. & Mya Buchanan, and Camryn Cheney; sisters-in-law, Doris Hall and Carolyn Walton; several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her siblings, John Brown, sisters, Marion Clemons, Irene Christian, and Hannah Passmore. Edith loved Bingo and an occasional gambling trip to Atlantic City. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, whom she loved dearly. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So Main St., Horseheads on Mon. Aug. 18, 2014 from 2-4:00 and again from 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will take place at the funeral home on Tues. at 10:00 a.m. Burial service will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Special thanks to Dr. Alexsander Rupik and his staff for the wonderful care they provided Edith over these many years. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/15/2014
BROWN - HELLER, Gladys I.
Age 85, of So. Center St., Horseheads, NY, died on Sat., April 21, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born Jan. 15, 1922 in Dushore, PA, the daughter of the late Arch and Agnes Brown. She was daughter-in-law of the late Walter and Freda Heller of Dorrance, PA; and wife of over 52 years to the late Luther F. Heller who died in 1995. Her surviving family includes her sisters, Loueva Edwards of Elmira Heights, NY; Mildred Hollon of Elmira, NY; Godchildren, James Mills of Horseheads, NY, Roberta (David) Reniff of McLean, NY; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews who she enjoyed very much. Gladys was also predeceased by her sister, Geraldine (Dennis) McKernan and Ethel Mills; brother, Archie (Beatrice) Brown; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gladys Villard, Walter Heller, Jeremiah Hollon, and John Edwards. Gladys was a kind and gracious lady who would always lend a helping hand to those in need. She was a member of Coudersport, PA, O.E.S. Chapter #427. Gladys was self-employed beautician who developed many close friendships throughout her career since 1960. She was also a member of the Horseheads First United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to attend her service which will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY, on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing may also remember Gladys through memorials to the First United Methodist Church Living Memorial Endowment Fund, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements wit Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY.
BROWN Lawson L. "Brownie"
Age 87, of Breesport Rd., Horseheads and formerly of Pine Valley, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Brownie was born in the Town of Urbana in Steuben County on Nov. 18, 1919, son to the late Ray and Edith (Wescott) Brown. Brownie was predeceased by his first wife, Maria (Nickerson) Brown in 2002 and is survived by his wife, Marian Farrell also of Horseheads. In addition to his wife, Marian, Lawson is survived by his children, daughter, Nina (Walter) Kilgus of Angleton, TX; sons, Thomas L. (Catherine) Brown and Ray R. (Judith) Brown, both of Elmira; his wife, Marian's children, Joe (Judy) Page of Breesport, NY, Betty Rougeux of Boiceville, NY, Bonnie Snyder of Hartford, CT, John (Vicki) Page, So. Lyon, MI, James Page of Franklin, NJ, all with their families, as well as predeceased stepdaughter, Patricia Bodolato; grandchildren, Dianne, Walter II, Laura, Regina, Christopher, Steven, and Stacie; sister, Genevieve Reese of Hammondsport, NY; sister-in-law, Mary Brown of Elmira, NY; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including Theresa Kieffer; and many close and caring friends and neighbors. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Helen Eastwood, Thelma Brown; and brother, Raymond Brown. Brownie was a retired maintenance technician with the former Thatcher Glass in Elmira. He was a Staff Sergeant and veteran of the US Army, serving with the 2nd Battalion, 317 Infantry. Lawson was an over 30 year member and past commander of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154, member of the Masonic War Vets and also a former member of the Chemung County Color Guard. Brownie was a devoted husband and loving father, grandfather, and friend. Active with both the Masonic and York Rite Bodies, Lawson was a member and past master of Southern Light Lodge #725, F. & A.M. in Breesport, NY. He was head of all York Rite Bodies, including: Past High Priest of Horseheads Chapter #261 and Past Illustrious Master of the Southern Tier Council #16, Past Commander St. Omer's #19 KT Commandery, holder of York Rite Cross of Honor, Order of Purple Cross and Past Governor of York Rite College #126, member and past patron of Eastern Star, O.E.S. Southern Light Chapter #460 also in Breesport, NY. Brownie was also a longtime member of the Pine Valley United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Today, Wed., Oct. 10, 2007, from 4-6:30 p.m. Masonic service there at 6:30 p.m. Family and friends are further invited to call on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon where his funeral service will be celebrated at 12:00 noon with the Rev. Deb Roe officiating. Private interment, with Military Honors, will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery. NOTICE: Officers and members of Southern Light Lodge #725 F. & A.M. will gather at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Tonight, Oct. 10, at
6:30 p.m. to conduct a service for their departed brother. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/10/2007.
BROWN - JAYNES Virginia L. "Ginny"
Age 76 of 44 Ridge Road Horseheads, NY died peacefully surrounded by her loving and devoted sons on Wednesday February 20, 2008. Ginny was born November 23, 1931 in Cayuta, NY the daughter of the late George and Mable Zimmer Brown. She was the Executive Secretary at the Hilliard Corporation in Elmira, NY for 32 years. Ginny was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who cherished the time she spent with her family. She was pre-deceased by her parents and her husband Robert Fuller Jaynes who died on November 13, 1982. Ginny is survived by her loving sons and daughters-in-law: Larry and Mary Jaynes of Horseheads, NY; Steven Jaynes of Horseheads, NY; Bobby Jaynes of Horseheads, NY; Danny Jaynes of Horseheads, NY; Dave and Kathy Jaynes of Big Flats, NY; Bruce and Debbie Jaynes of Horseheads, NY; Jeff Jaynes of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Eric, Zack, Jeremy, Janet, Brett, Skyler, Spencer, Matthew and Max Jaynes; sisters: Barbara Bird of Alpine, NY and Pat Brown of Montour Falls, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Evelyn and John Haney of Cleveland, OH; Judith Ann and Robert Shepard of Henrietta, 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 Friday February 22, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Ginny's Funeral Services will be held on Saturday February 23, 2008 at 10 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Ginny through memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/22/2008.
BRUNDIDGE, Alice G, Colegrove
Age 73 of Berkley Lane, Horseheads, Saturday, October 26, 2002. It was her request that there be no prior calling hours. A graveside service will be held at the Maple Grove cemetery at the convenience of the family. Rev. Jeff Palmer will officiate. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Keith Colegrove of Horseheads; sons, Keith R. Colegrove and Karle White both of St. Petersburg, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Andrew Foster of Sayre, PA; grandchildren, Scott Hayes and Kim (Shawn) Connelly; step-grandchildren, Andrew Foster, Jr. and Lisa Foster; great-grandchildren, Trevor Hayes, Ryan Hayes and Hannah Connelly. She was a member of Meals on Wheels for 12 years where she volunteered as a cook and helped with deliveries. Member of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program for 12 years. Alice loved being with her family. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice.
DAVID BUCHANAN, 75 of 410 William St., Monday, April 19, 1954. Custodian at Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association, member of Elmira Lodge of Elks. Survived by son, David Buchanan Jr. of Bernhards Bay, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Mrs. Harlan F. Marsh of Pine Valley. Body at Holly-Keck Funeral Home where friends may call today and Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at a time to be announced. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Advertiser 4/20/1954
Reverend Brent D. IN SGADS #12475 Age 38, of Marshall Street, Horseheads, NY, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at the Arnot Odgen Medical Center, Elmira. Brent was born in Corning, NY, on July 31, 1963, the son of Del and Judy (Caldwell) Buck. He was the husband of Cheryl A. Sotero whom he married on April 27, 1985, in Beth Page, NY. He was a graduate of Elmira Christian Academy in Elmira and Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. Brent was a youth pastor in Wayne, NJ, and Niagra Falls, NY, and a pastor in Ft. Plain, NY, and DuBois, PA, before moving back to Horseheads to become pastor at the Central Assembly of God Church for the past five years. Brent loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. His survivors include his loving wife Cheryl at home; four children: Brendon, Joshua, Caitlyn, and Micah; parents, Del and Judy Buck from Horseheads; a sister, Ginger (William) Christian of New Port News, VA; a brother, Thad (Dawn) Buck from Jamaica, VT; his grandmother, Jenette Caldwell of Curwensville, PA; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Judy Sotero of Beth Page, NY; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM - 12 Noon and from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the Central Assembly of God Church, 1 Brenway Drive, Horseheads where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:00 PM. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Memorial donations may be made in Brent's name to the Central Assembly of God Church, 1 Brenway Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements are being handled by the Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning NY 14830.
BUCKLEY Mrs. Catherine S. Wenban
Age 96, of 3102 Camden Ave. Horseheads, Monday, October 21, 1985. Friends are invited to call at Hughes & Sons Funeral Home, 311 Lake St, Wednesday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Services at the funeral home, Thursday at 1 pm. Rev. Bruce Cummings officiating. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. She was born in Veteran, NY, April 29, 1889, the daughter of the late Aaron & Ida Johnson Buckley, Survived by daughter, Effie Dillon of Horseheads; stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Mathews of Valois, NY; grandchildren, Jeammine Dillon of Rochester, Raymond Dillon Sr. of Baltimore, MD, Alfred Dillon of Elmira, William Dillon of Omaha, NB, Gerald Dillon of VA; 29 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren; 2 stepsisters, Lorena Hodge of Horseheads, Genevieve Hartman of Big Flats; stepbrother, Erwin Southard of Elmira Heights, also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, friends. She was a member of The Golden Link Rebecca Lodge, AARP, RSVP. She also belonged to the Daughters of Union Veterans, her father being a Civil War Veteran. She was employed at Kresge Co. of Elmira 28 years having retired in 1965. She was the widow of Walter Wenban who preceded her in death June 11, 1962.
BUCKLEY Joseph E.
Age 83 of Durham, CT formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday April 30, 2008. Joe was born September 22, 1924 in Penn Yan, NY the son of the late Joseph M. and Mary Nielan Buckley. He was also pre-deceased by his sister Jane Buckley Chapman and his brothers Robert, Gerald, and Harold Buckley. Mr. Buckley was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with The US Army 17th Airborne Division attaining the rank of Sergeant. Joe married his wife Joyce Anderson Buckley, on October 2, 1948 and she pre-deceased him on June 28, 1991. Mr. Buckley was a Heavy Equipment Operator and member of The International Union of Operating Engineeers Local 832 of Rochester, NY. Joe loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them especially watching his grandchildren growing up and attending their games and various school functions. He was an avid New York Mets and New York Giants fan. Mr. Buckley is survived by his loving and devoted children Susan & John Sullivan of Elmira, NY and their children Sandi (William) Albert and her children Billy and Samantha, Meghan Sullivan, and Joseph Sullivan; Bernard "Bernie" Buckley of Horseheads, NY and his children Shawn Buckley, Kelly Buckley, and Ryan Buckley; Mary Jo & James Clark of Rocky Hill, CT and their sons Alexander Clark and Zachary Clark; Teresa & Hugh Pearson of Durham, CT and their daughters Katharine Pearson and Allison Pearson; sisters and brother-in-law: Winifred Arnold of Elmira, NY and Joan and Bruce Haskell of Elmira, NY; brother and sisters-in-law: Paul & Jean Buckley of Horseheads, NY Shirlee (Mrs. Gerald) Buckley of CT; Ellen (Mrs. Robert) Buckley of Penn Yan, 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 Friday May 2, 2008 from 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated by the Rev. Thomas O'Brien on Saturday May 3, 2008 at 10 AM in St. Patrick's Church in Elmira, NY. Joe will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Joyce in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Buckley. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Buckley through memorials to The American Heart Association Heart Gifts Processing Center P.O. Box 3049 Syracuse, NY 13220-3049. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/2/2008.
Bundy, Malcolm E. formerly of Ridge Road, Horseheads, Saturday, July 8, 1978 in Dansville, N.Y. A graveside service will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Rev. Thomas Moore will officiate. Arrangements by the MacPherson Funeral Home. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Horseheads; and the son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Edward C. Bundy.
BUNZEY Bonnie Lou (Bunzey) Decker
Age 54, of Horseheads, died
unexpectedly at home on Fri. Dec. 10, 2010. Bonnie was born in Johnson City, NY Sept. 18, 1956, a daughter to Ward and Martha (Murphy) Bunzey. Bonnie is survived by her husband of 35 years, Dana Decker; daughter, Darcy Decker of Horseheads, Dawne (Kenneth) Decker Miles of Knoxville, PA; mother, Martha Bunzey of Vestal; brothers and sisters, Michael (Susan) Bunzey of Newport News, VA, Jolene (Chuck) Carey of Endicott, Timothy (Linda) Bunzey of Endicott, Debra (Tony) Bunzey also of Endicott; sister-in-law, Janet (Mark) Hayman of Sayre, PA; brother-in-law, Harold (Janice) Decker of Endicott, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her father, Ward Bunzey and in-laws, Harold and Dorothy Decker. Bonnie was the office manager at Lindsey Lawn and Garden in Big Flats. She was an active "Mom" in the Horseheads Marching Band program from 1992-1999 and a volunteer with the Horseheads Village Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. Bonnie was excited at the upcoming birth of her first grandchild, she always enjoyed seeing others succeed and always put her family first. She was a devoted wife and mother who was most happy when providing for her family and she always loved her home, gathering with family and friends and time on her back porch. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, from 1-3:00 p.m. and again from 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will take place there at the funeral home on Wed., Dec. 15, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. with her graveside service to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Bonnie with memorials to an educational scholarship for her grandchild she was long awaiting for c/o Nancee Spirawk, 118 Nottingham Way, Elmira, NY 14903. Star-Gazette - December 13, 2010
BURCHARD - MARTONE Caroline H.
Age 75, of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born January 19, 1935 in Derby, CT, daughter of the late Stanley and Edna (Kastenhuber) Burchard. Caroline died
March 22, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her children, Charles Martone Sr. and Ormina Martone-Shumek. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Martone Sr.; and sons, Jan Eric (Jenny) Martone of Elmira Heights, NY and Ernest (Kathleen) Martone Jr. of Poughkeepsie, NY; sister, Edith Dawicki of PA; along with 12 grandchildren. She volunteered for Muscular Dystrophy and the Foster Parenting Program with Glove House. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, March 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Saturday, March 27, at 10 a.m., her grandson, Rev. EJ Martone, officiating. Committal prayers and internment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.25.2010
BURCZYNSKI Donald P. Age 54 of 67 Redwing Lane Horseheads, NY died on Monday December 19, 2005 at Strong Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Donald was born May 29, 1951 in Elmira, NY the son of Stanley J. and Joyce Foster Burczynski. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving his country with the U.S. Air Force from 1974-1978 and was a member of Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post # 442 in Horseheads, NY. Donald married his wife, Tina M. Thompson Burczynski, on September 25, 1993 and they recently celebrated their 12th Wedding Anniversary. Donald enjoyed reading and loved the outdoors and deer hunting. He was a retired postal clerk with the Horseheads Post Office. Donald loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Tina M. Thompson Burczynski; daughter: Maegan L. Burczynski at home; son and daughter-in-law: Jason & Barbara Burczynski of Tucson, AZ; granddaughter: Magda Burczynski of Tucson, AZ; his parents: Stanley J. and Joyce Foster Burczynski Sr. of Elmira, NY; sisters and brother-in-law: Dianna & Roger Gibbs of Dalgren, VA and Beverly Lawson of Elmira, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: Ronald & Joann Burczynski of Horseheads, NY and Stanley J. & Katie Burczynski Jr. of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Laura & Victor Herbine of Florida; Bernard & Penny Thompson of Watkins Glen, NY; Gina & Doug Bergstresser of Penn Yan, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday December 22, 2005 from 6-8 PM. Donald's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with his aunt the Rev. Sandra Foster officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Donald through contributions to an Educational Scholarship Fund for his daughter Maegan c/o Mrs. Tina M. Burczynski 67 Redwing Lane Horseheads, NY 14845.
BURCZYNSKI Joseph John Burczynski ("Joe")
age 88, of Millport, NY, died suddenly Friday, September 23, 2011 at the Elcor Nursing Home with his wife at his side. Joe was born on December 3rd, 1922 in Elmira Heights. He was predeceased by his parents: John Thomas and Victoria (Genolski) Brzuszek. A brother: Stanley Burczynski, two sisters: Stella (Mrs. Charles) Swift and Mary Theresa (Mrs. Charles) Deyo. He is survived by his wife, Daisy (Miles) Burczynski, and four sons and daughters-in-law: Mike and Claire Burczynski, Tom and Lori Burczynski, Frank and Connie Burczynski, and Dan and Belinda Burczynski. Joe and Daisy have 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law including Joyce (Mrs. Stanley) Burczynski of Elmira Heights, NY; numerous nephews, nieces, and friends. Joe was raised on a working farm and dairy near Centerville, PA. He attended grammar school there, and high school at Wellsburg, NY, where he enjoyed sports and played basketball. He left the farm to build fighter aircraft in Buffalo, and joined the Army Air Corp after Pearl Harbor and was honorably discharged in 1946. He served as a weapons instructor, graduated from B-29 Mechanics school, and later served as a blister-gunner on a B-29 flight crew. His crew was once awarded special honors for having the highest number of flight-hours in their squadron. He was involved in organized athletics in the Army, as well as being a welterweight boxer. He met and married his lovely wife, Daisy, on May 1st, 1945, and was discharged from active service in March of 1946. They built a home with their own hands on Johnson Hollow Road nearly 60 years ago, raised their four sons there, and it has remained the hub of family activity ever since. Joe was employed at US Steel as a crane operator for 18 years, and was head of maintenance for Nichols for 18 years. For many years he owned and operated a bulldozer, as a second job. Joe and Daisy were married for 66 years. They have been long-time members of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where they attended regularly, and also raised their boys in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, while caring enough to discipline them. Joe believed in Christ and the power of prayer. He was generous, willing to help others, and had a great sense of humor. He dearly loved his wife and family. He always enjoyed meeting people, learning new things, and working on various inventions. He loved music, and played the accordion and harmonica. He was proud of his Polish heritage, for being an American, and (as John Denver sang) he also "Thanked God he was a country boy"! He was a member of the American Legion. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and especially enjoyed attending the "Fisherman's Breakfast" at Millport on the first day of trout season, and then fishing with sons, grandsons, and friends on Catherine Creek. He took his boys hiking regularly, instilling in all of them a love for the outdoors and God's creation. He enjoyed gardening, writing poetry, and drawing, especially in his later years. He was a good husband and father, was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his wife, children, and family, but they trust he is in a better place, and "will dwell in the house of the LORD forever!" Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Monday September 26, 2011 from 5-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10 AM on Tuesday September 27, 2011 at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing to remember Joe may make a donation to the "Alzheimer's Foundation" in lieu of flowers. Star Gazette – September 25, 2011
BURGER J.C. Burger Jr.
Age 84 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday January 13, 2011 following a brief illness. J. C. was born October 4, 1926 in Ducktown, Tennessee the son of the late John Clifford Burger and Edith Sosebee Burger. He was a Disabled Veteran of World War II serving his country with The U. S. Navy. J.C. was a graduate of The University of Tennessee and earned his Doctorate Degree in Analytical Chemistry. Mr. Burger married his wife Ruth T. Caletti Burger on May 23, 1950 and she pre-deceased him on October 6, 2009. Mr. Burger retired as Manager of Technical Services for Westinghouse Corporation in Horseheads, NY and is credited with at least one patent he developed while working for Westinghouse. Mr. Burger was an avid and accomplished woodworker and he and his son Jeffrey restored the home he lived in. He was a longtime member of NAWCC. J.C. was a kind, generous, and soft spoken man who loved his family and friends. His grandsons were "The Light of his Life". Mr. Burger is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law: Jeffrey C. & Joan E. Burger of Pine City, NY and Atty. David C. Burger of New York City, NY; grandsons: Jeffrey C. Burger of Falls Church, VA and Bryan C. Burger of El Segundo , CA; brothers and sister-in-law: Donald H. Burger of Kailua, Hawaii and Guy H. & Joann Burger of Morganton, GA; one niece and three nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday January 18, 2011 from 1-2 PM. Mr. Burger's Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Rick Farrell officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Burger. It was Mr. Burger's wish that in lieu of flowers he be remembered through tax deductible memorial gifts to The University of Tennessee J.C. and Ruth Burger Graduate Student Endowment c/o The University of Tennessee 600 Andy Holt Tower Knoxville , TN 37996. Star Gazette – January 16, 2011
BURGESS –ESTHER THELMA BURGESS BERRY, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at the age of 92, at the Dar-Way Nursing home in Estella, where she resided since 1995. She was the widow of J. Demarest Berry, former editor of the Sullivan Review and reporter for the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Esther and “JD” also had a nursery in Estella for many years. She was the first daughter of and second child of Ralph and Ethel Birdsall Burgess. Esther and her older brother, Roscoe, attended the Green Mountain School, a one-room schoolhouse located directly across form her grandfather, William Burgess’s home on Bear Mountain. The family moved to the Birdsall Place on the East sided of Bear Mountain, a move of approximately two miles. A year later, they moved to the Ulysses Bird Place on Forks Mountain. From both of these homes, she attended the graded schools through eight grade in Estella and then two years of high school, also in Estella. Esther left home to attend her final two years at Houghton, N.Y. in 1926-27. She then attended Mansfield Normal Scholl (Now Mansfield University) in Mansfield, earning her degree in teaching. She returned to Estella to teach for a year at Center School (the present home of Jacob Lund and family.) She was married to J. Demarest Berry on May 14, 1931, at the home of her parents in Estella on Forks Mountain. Their first daughter, Lois Elaine, born in 1933 died in 1936. They owned two grocery stores in Nichols, N.Y. and in Bulkhead, N.Y. , outside of Elmira, and moved back to Estella in 1954. Esther began teaching in Estella at the Graded Schools (in the present township building) in 1954, grades one and three. She then taught fourth grade at the Estella Elementary School, formerly the Loyalsock High School, now the Dar-Way Nursing Home, until the elementary school closed and the grades were moved to Laporte. She taught fourth grade in Laporte Elementary until she retired in the late 1970s. Esther was well-loved by those who were her students; many remember her with found regard. Esther leaves two daughters, Judith Diane Shaffer, wife of O. Kenneth Shaffer of Forksville RR1 and Sarasota, Fla. and Joyce Darlene Dudash, wife of H. Larue Dudash of Sayre; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She is survived by two sisters and a brother, Betty Daube of Elmira, N.Y., Bonnie Boyles of Estella and Paul Burgess of Friendsville, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at the Estella Methodist church with Pastor Phyllis Hunter of the United Methodist Charge, officiating. A meal will be provided after the service. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, N.Y. at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 199 Carpenter St., Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review.
BURGESS - THOMSON
Margaret B. Age 90, of Colonial Dr. and formerly a long time resident of Stuart St. in Horseheads, died Friday, July 29, 2005. Peg was predeceased by her husband, Robert, in 1988, and is survived by nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Born December 7, 1914 in Greenock, Scotland, the daughter of James and Sarah (Watt) Burgess, Peg was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads. Peg, with her husband, Robert, took great pride in their heritage and were members of the Scottish American Society. She was also a member of the Lady McKenzie Lodge in Long Island prior to their move to the area, as Peg was a supervisor with the A&P Company. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413, So. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, from 5-6:00 p.m., where her service will follow at 6:00 p.m. Interment service is Wednesday in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, at 9:30 a.m.
BURGETT - ANNA B. GARRABRANT
Anna B. Garrabrant, 89, of Horseheads, NY died Saturday, February 1, 1992. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Arlie and Phyllis Garrabrant of Horseheads, Richard and Catherine Morell of Horseheads, Dorothy Garrabrant of Waverly, NY; brothers, George Burgett of Troy, PA and Ted Burgett of Elmira, NY; sister, Fannie Morrell of Florida; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Garrabrant was the widow of Floyd J. Garrabrant who died in 1979. Funeral services were held February 3 at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads with the Rev. Stephen Parr officiating and interment to be in Maple Grove Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, February 6, 1992)
BURKE - KANE
Beverly A. Age 74, of Babcock Rd., Horseheads, died after an illness on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. She was born March 28, 1932 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Matthew and Thelma (Anderson) Burke. She is survived by her husband, David Kane; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Mike Dieffenbach of Erin, NY; son, David Kane of TX; grandchildren, Trevor (Brandi) Dieffenbach and Sammi Dieffenbach, Hailey and David Kane Jr. and Ashley and Alison Espinosa; great-grandson, Devon Dieffenbach; sister, Marilyn Lane of OH; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends and neighbors. Beverly was a loving wife, mother and devoted grandmother who never missed any of her grandchildren's athletic sports games. She was a proud supporter of youth athletics, active in sport and the outdoors. Beverly enjoyed walking, swimming and was a devoted Green Bay Packer Fan. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, from 1-3:00 p.m. where her service will take place there at 3:00 p.m. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of her family.
BURLEW Laurence E. Burlew
Breesport: Age 86 of Breesport died after a brief illness on Wed. Mar. 23, 2011. He is survived by his wife of nearly 67 years, Kathryn (Hart) Burlew; sons and daughters-in-law, Laurence (Gloria) Burlew Jr. of Port Charlotte, FL, Gary (Debbie) Burlew of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Buddy (Jennifer) Burlew, Holli (Jason) Durbin, Dustin Burlew, Gary (Olivia) Burlew Jr., Tina (Jason) Willey, Michelle (Brian) Tilden; great-grandchildren, Kaylea, Lacey, Phoebe Burlew, Eric, Devlyn, Seonaide Durbin, Lindsay Tilden; and nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Inez, Lila, Virginia, Betty; and brother, Edwin. Larry was a retired plumber working for the Local Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, now in Syracuse. He was a member of the American Legion and had attended Breesport Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Monday, Mar. 28, 2011, from 3-6:00 p.m., where his service will follow there at 6:00 p.m. Burial service with Military Honors will take place Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery. Star Gazette – March 25, 2011
BURLINGAME –RUTH M. BURLINGAME HORNBECK, age 84, of Elmira, NY. She was born October 22, 1920 in Erin, NY, daughter of the late Arthur and Olive (Burlingame) Squires, and died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Elcor Health Services. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter; brother, Levi Squires; and sisters, Alberta Linderberry and Alma Bennett. She is survived by her brothers, Garfield Squires of Horseheads, and Cassius Squires of Southport; sisters, Edith Madeline Frock of Horseheads, Belle Hollenbeck of Breesport, and Mae Delabarto of Geneseo, NY; along with many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, April 3rd, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Monday, April 4th; at 2 p.m. Lay Pastor Daniel Burgess will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. –Elmira Star Gazette Apr. 2, 2005.
BURVEE George A. Age 74, of Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads died Friday, August 12, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. George was born May 14, 1931 in Harford, NY, the son of the late Clinton and Helen (Werkheiser) Burvee. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marion (Kolesar) Burvee; their sons and daughters, Vincent (Melissa) Burvee of Horseheads, NY, Rose (Rich) Shulman of Mint Hill, NC, Georgette (Victoria Deak) Burvee of Indianapolis, IN, Nicholas (Sandra) Burvee of Elmira, NY, Michelle Burvee-Cook of Horseheads, NY, Gary Marsh of Philadelphia, PA, Rhonda (Paul) Thomas of Elmira Heights, NY, Wayne Marsh of Elmira; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, Jerry (Martha) Burvee of Bolivar, TN, Fred (Ila) Burvee of Cortland, NY, Ruth (Fred) Morrison of Marathon, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Also predeceasing were son, Randy Marsh in 1984. George was a Veteran of the US Navy serving aboard the USS Kula Gulf during the Korean War. He retired from Skil-Bilt Fence Co. in Elmira as a sales manager after 23 years of service. Throughout his retirement he was a familiar face working as a delivery person for Zeigler Florist in Horseheads. Having a fond love of youth activities, George could be seen countless hours at the Town of Horseheads Recreational Center on Wygant Rd. where he took over the general overseeing and security of the Park. In addition to the love for his wife and family, George also enjoyed fishing and the camaraderie of family and friends while hunting. He always looked forward to hugs from Megan and a bark from his special friend "Foxy". Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. His funeral service officiated by the Rev. William Wells will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads where military honors will be accorded. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorial to Ronald McDonald House Charities, One Kroc Drive Oak Brook, IL 60523 Attn: Development Office
Claud BUSH, 69, of Town of Veteran. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1945. Survived by wife, daughters, Mrs. Charles Moore, Mrs. Thomas Wilson, both of Horseheads, Mrs. Grant Beardslee of Elmira, sons, Seaman 1st Class Ralph S. with the U. S. Navy, Fred of Luzerne, Oakley C. of Horseheads; 17 grandchildren. The body is at the Shields Funeral Home and will be removed to the family home Thursday afternoon where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Edgar Kinner. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 15, Wed. 22 Aug 1945)
BUSH - MRS. DORIS E. BEARDSLEE, SHORE
Age 91 of Oakridge Personal Care Home, RR# 2, Mill Hall, PA died early Monday morning, May 22, 2000 at the Lock Haven Hospital. She was formerly of Horseheads, NY. She was born March 14, 1909 in Horseheads, NY, a daughter of Claude & Maude Kirkendall Bush. She was a graduate of Horseheads High School. Early in her life she was a machine operator for the former Elmira Knitting Co. & later was a Nursing Attendant for the former New York State Mental Institution in Rochester NY. She attended the Bentley Creek, NY United Methodist Church. Her first husband Grant George Beardslee, died December 15, 1969. She re-married Richard Shore, who is also deceased. Her survivors include one son, Walter L. Beardslee of Greenbriar, NC; a twin sister, Dorothy Smith of Tumwater Washington; 10 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Donald Beardslee, in 1994 & a grandson, Grant E. Beardslee, in 1989. Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday May 25, 2000 in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY with Rev. Gary Dewitt, Pastor of the Lighthouse Wesleyan Church of Jersey Shore, officiating. Friends may call at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Alleghany St., Jersey Shore, PA on Wednesday from 7-9 PM. A family prayer service will take place at 9:00 PM, Wednesday. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Elmer L. BUSH age 76 of Cayuta RD Sullivanville, Friday, March 30, 1973. Friends may call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 11 a.m. Rev. Donald I. Roe. Maple Grove Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mildred B. Bush; sons, Robert Bush of Sullivanville, William L. Bush of Buffalo, foster son, Bernard Baldwin of Elizabethtown, Pa.; daughter Mrs. John (Virginia) Ketter of Elmira; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; several neices and nephews. Mr. Bush was a member of the Veteran Grange and a veteran of World War I. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 11, Sat. 31 Mar 1973)
BUSH Imogene "Jean" Tucker
Age 90, of Horseheads, NY, died on Tuesday evening, November 27, 2012. Jean was born November 24, 1922 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Claude and Christina Roe Bush. She is predeceased by her husbands, W. Wayne Hollenbeck and Eugene Stump; daughters, Susan Ribble and Roxanne Giammichele; siblings, Merritt Bush, Rosalie Lewis, Viola Cady, and Wilma Cady. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Raymond Tucker of Horseheads; daughter, Linda (Jim) Hicks of Erin, NY; son, Todd (Cynthia) Stump of Elmira, NY; stepchildren, Tom Tucker, Terry Graves, Mary Normond; ten grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, several nieces, nephews, and their families. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 12-2 p.m. with her Funeral Service to follow. She will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY, immediately following. Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made in her name to the North Chemung United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 677 Breesport/N Chemung Rd., North Chemung, NY 14861. Star Gazette – November 29, 2012
Merritt D. BUSH age 87 of Elmira Heights, NY died Friday, November 23, 2001 at the Arnot Odgden Medical Center. Merritt was born in Horseheads, son of the late Claude and Christina (Roe) Bush. Merritt retired from Hardinge Brothers after 38 years of service as a machinist. He was also a member of Hardinge Brothers Men's Club and was an avid golfer. Survivors include his wife of 67 years Ellen; daughter, Marilyn "Bonnie" (Mel ) Lee of Horseheads, NY; son Eugene (Mary) Bush of Wilmington, NC; sisters, Viola Cady and Imogene (Ray) Tucker, both of Horseheads, NY; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Sisters, Rosalie Lewis and Wilma Cady pre-deceased Merritt. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, November 26, 2001 from 12 to 2 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 2 PM. Interment will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 4c, Sun. 25 Nov. 2001)
ROBERT BUSH, age 84, of 90 East Sullivanville Road in Horseheads, NY died on Thursday March 31, 2005. Mr. Bush was born in Elmira, NY on December 26, 1920 the son of the late Elmer L. and Mildred Belle Ennis Bush. He was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U. S. Army Air Corps. Robert married his wife Helen Louise Janes Bush on May 22, 1948 and they would have celebrated their 57th Wedding Anniversary on May 22, 2005. Mr. Bush was a member of the American Legion Post 442 in Horseheads, NY. Mr. Bush was a retired Corrections Officer with the NYS Dept. of Corrections in Elmira, NY. He was predeceased by his parents and brother William L. Bush. Mr. Bush is survived by his loving wife Helen Louise Janes Bush; daughters and sons-in-law: Susan and Stephen Anderson of Philadelphia, PA; Janet and Scott Dunbar of Monrovia, CA; Roberta Sahlberg of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Cynthia Marosek, Lisa Sahlberg, Patrick Anderson, Robert Dunbar, Russell Dunbar; great-grandson, Austin Dunlap; sister and brother-in-law: Virginia and John Ketter of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Joseph B. and Brooke Janes Jr. of Sequim, WA; 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 in Horseheads, NY on Saturday April 2, 2005 from 12:30 PM-2:30 PM. Mr. Bush's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:30 PM with the Rev. John Rafter officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Bush. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. –Elmira Star Gazette Apr. 1, 2005.
BUSH Tara Jo Bush
Age 29, of Horseheads, died Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Tara is survived by her parents, Bill and Terry Bush; brother, Michael Bush; grandfather, Lewis Senkow; grandmother, Reges Bush; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by grandmother, Pauline Senkow; grandfather, William P. Bush; and grandparents, Joseph and Janet Harlost. Tara loved spending time with family and friends, listening to music, swimming, long walks, car rides, and laughing. Tara will be deeply missed by those whose lives she has touched. Special thanks to everyone at Able 2 on Ithaca Road, especially to the staff of Cedar Drive and the Emerald Room. Their loving care gave Tara many years of happiness. Special thanks to Erway Ambulance, Arnot Ogden Medical Center's ER, ICU, 2B, and 4D staff, Hospice, and Dr. Thomas Rogers and staff. The family will receive friends at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, from 1-4:00 p.m. Her funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 a.m. with graveside service to following Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Tara with memorials in her name to Able 2, P.O. Box 1554, Elmira, NY 14902 or the Billy's Wish Foundation for childhood cancer research, 61123 Rt. 415, Avoca, NY 14809 Star Gazette – August 18, 2011
BUSH Theodore Robert
Born on September 4, 1925, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was the son of the late John Lindsay Bush and Emma Bush of Elmira, NY. Formerly a resident of Elmira and before moving to Florida where Irene and Ted lived for the last 20 years, the family resided in Horseheads, NY. He was one of 10 children in his family. Ted was predeceased by his wife of almost 57 years, Irene Jean Granger Bush, his sister, Shirley Ludy and his brothers, Don and Edward Bush. His remaining sisters are Phyllis Snyder, Bernice Bush, Helen Schafer and Irene Connolley and his brothers, Jim and Tom Bush. Ted leaves his two children, Cheryl Jean Bush Sprague of Cincinnati, OH and her family, husband, David Sprague, stepdaughter, Melanie Adams and her husband, Rob Adams, two step-grandchildren, Robert and Terese Adams; and by his son, Daniel Raymond Bush and his family, Joyce Nolan, Denise Slade and Christopher Downs and granddaughters, Amber and Skylar Downs. Ted was a veteran of the Navy during World War II, serving in the Philippines. He worked for almost 40 years for Moore Business Forms in Elmira as a printer pressman. He was a member of the Italian American Association in Spring Hill, FL for many years. For 25 years, he and his wife coached Junior Bowling in Elmira and Horseheads. A Life Memorial Gathering took place on Saturday, February 28th from 4 to 6 PM at Ted's Home in Spring Hill, FL. In Elmira, the family will hold a visitation at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 3rd from 4 to 7 PM. Funeral Services will take place there on Wednesday, March 4th at 10 AM. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Theodore Bush's name can be made to Hospice of Hernando-Pasco County of FL or to Southern Tier Hospice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/1/2009
BUSH William P. Beloved Husband, Father and Papa Age 71, of Bannister Rd., Horseheads, died at home after a brief illness Tuesday, June 13, 2006. Bill was born May 23, 1935 in Bolivar, NY, the son of the late Harry and Mary (Whitzer) Bush. Bill was a veteran of the US Air Force both state side and abroad in Japan. He was retired from the Local Union # 267 Plumbers and Steamfitters after 33 years of service. Bill enjoyed restoring old cars and trucks, building model airplanes, family and friends and most of all, his great joy was the company of his beloved grandsons. He leaves behind those who share his memory; his loving wife of 46 years, Reges JoAnna (Angello) Bush; son and daughter-in-law, William A. and Terry Bush of Breesport; daughter, Cynthia Picarazzi of Horseheads; grandchildren, Tara and Michael Bush and Dominic Picarazzi all at home; brother, Harry Bush of Honeoye Falls, NY; sisters, Virgina Lagonegro of Elmira, Marion Murphy and Mary Lou Haught of Bolivar, NY, Jean Bush, Josephine Bush and Donna (Jim) Melville, all of Olean, NY; and many nieces a nephews. In addition to their infant daughter, Linda Eileen who predeceased Bill and Reges, Bill was also predeceased by his brother, George Bush. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, June 15, 2006, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Friday, June 16, 2006. The Rev. Christopher E. Linsler, will celebrate the funeral Mass. Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
BUTCHER - GREGORY
Blanche (Butcher) Age 84, of Deland, FL, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died January 13, 2007 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA. Born August 5, 1922 in Wells Twp., PA, daughter of Henry and Ruby (Smith) Butcher. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Samuel W. Gregory; brothers, William, Robert, Harry, and Raymond Butcher; and sister, Mary Rusin. Survived by son, Jerry L. (Barbara) Gregory, Hebron, MD; and daughter, Joan (Dennis R.) Goughnour, Johnstown; grandchildren, Jerry L. (Sharon) Gregory, Jr., Scott (Maggie) Gregory, Gregg E. (Rachele) Johnson, Jessica (Joel) Cox, and Brian J. Johnson; great-grandchildren, Alyson, Andrew, Justin, and Maxwell Gregory, Chelsea and Joshua Cox; brother, Harold Butcher; and sisters, Hazel Toothaker, Ruby Tanner, Lillian Chamberlain, Phyllis Houser, and Carol Morrison. At the request of the deceased there will be no public visitation. Blanche was a woman of uncommon courage and timeless grace and will be missed by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2007, at The First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, New York, at 2 p.m., with burial to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Any Veterans Organization of Choice. Funeral arrangements by Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd.
BUTLER - MERRONE Delphine M.
Age 81 of Horseheads, NY died
on Tuesday February 23, 2010. Delphine was born June 29, 1928 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Alpha and Loretta J. Price Butler. She married her husband Peter Merrone and he pre-deceased her on June 2, 1997. Delphine was also pre-deceased by her brother Richard Butler on September 9, 2005. Delphine was a retired inspector at Elmira Knitting Mills in Elmira Heights, NY. Mrs Merrone is survived by her son Harry Eugene Wetherbee of Orlando, Florida; grandchildren: Tokye Lynn Wetherbee, Christopher Wetherbee, and Mitchell Wetherbee; several great grandchildren; brothers: Arthur Butler and Albert Butler both of Horseheads, NY; sisters and brother-in-law: Norma & Al Curren of Horseheads, NY and Clarabelle Hayden of Waverly, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special friend Beverly Sheffield and family of Millport, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday February 27, 2010 from 4-6 PM. Mrs. Merrone's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 PM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.25.2010
ISAAC BUTTERS, 97, of Fisherville, Elmira RD 1, unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 28, 1954 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Vincent Personius of Fisherville. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Susie Personius of Fisherville, Mrs. May Coyle of Elmira, Mrs. Myrtle Thurston of Horseheads; son, John Butters of Catawissa, Pa.; 28 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, where friends are invited to call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. John Gorton. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/29/1954
BUTTON - MILLER
Audrey V. (Button) Age 71 of Veteran Hill Rd. Horseheads entered into eternal rest unexpectedly on Sat. Oct. 13, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her daughters and sons, Sharon (Phil) Brown of Gillett, PA Gary Von Shondorf of Florida Richard (Lisa) Miller of Elmira, NY Dona (Tim) Miller of Horseheads, NY, Debi (David) Rampulla of Painted Post, NY; 11 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brothers, Ernest (Pat) Roucek, Bob (Bev) Hartman, Floyd "Bucky" (Penny) Hartman; sister, Norma (Wayne) Johnston all of Elmira, NY along with several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. A member of the Horseheads First United Methodist Church, Audrey loved to cook and especially loved all her animals. She was also a 39 year member of the "Mother of Twins Club" and member of various senior groups. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads on Tues. Oct. 16, 2001 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
EUGENE R. ‘BOB’ BUTTS age 75, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Elcor. Bob was born April 17, 1939 to Emery & Milly; and he was one of ten children. He is survived by his four children: Steve (Bonnie), Greg (Barb), Diane (Grandson Matthew), Doug (Dawn), several grandchildren, and his remaining four siblings. Bob had an auto body business for many years, and he also enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and dancing at the Heights Legion. Services will be held at Faith Tabernacle, located at 155 Lenox Ave., Horseheads on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Burial arrangements to be determined at Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/28/2014
BUTTS Richard T., Sr Age 74, of Lenox Ave., died Sunday, December 11, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. He was born January 21, 1931 in Breesport, NY, the son of Emery and Mildred Boyce Butts. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and went on to retire from Kinney Shoes after 36 years with the company. His last store was in Clarence, NY. Richard was a member of the Elmira Heights VFW, loved tinkering on lawnmowers and was an avid gardener. He is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Richard and Alisa Butts, Jr. of Hernando, MS, Todd Butts of San Antonio, TX; three brothers, Eugene, Gerald and Arthur Butts, all of Elmira Heights; three sisters, Sylvia Crooker of Elmira Heights, Barbara Zettlemoyer of Horseheads, Eleanor Shaffer of Elmira Heights; three grandchildren, RandyJohn Butts of Memphis, TN, Ryan Martin Butts of Hernando, MS, Stephanie Butts of San Antonio, TX; four great-grandchildren,Jasmine Butts, Avianna Velarde, Julian Ceballos, Ethan Ceballos; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty Ann Anderson. Family and friends are invited to call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Sunday, December 18, 2005, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial with full Military Honors presented by the Marine Corps League will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.