Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads,
Chemung County NY
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Maple Grove Cemetery Obituaries
CADY –AGNES H. WESTERVELT. Recently celebrating her 97th birthday, died Thurs. dec. 19, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Agnes was born Dec. 16, 1905 in Morris Run, PA the daughter of the late Simeon and Agnes (Bolt) Cady. She was predeceased by her husband Myron F. Westervelt in 1995 and granddaughter, Debra Fortney in 2002 and great-grandson, Spencer McCann in 1994. Her surviving family includes her daughters, Phyllis (Ted) Polley of Lake Placid, FL and Nancy (George) Boyle of Horseheads. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Agnes worked at the original Airport Restaurant where she met Eleanor Roosevelt and Sen. Robert Kennedy. She was a member and former organist in the Catlin United Methodist Church. Agnes was the matriarch of 4 surviving generations and active in supporting Big Plats Ponderosa State Cinderella Softball Team. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 423 So. Main St., Horseheads, today, Sat. Dec. 21 from 5-7:00 p.m. Her funeral service will follow there at 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Deborah Roe will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette.
LEO Q. CADY age 66 of 162 Orchard Hill Rd., Wednesday, November 23, 1977. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Friday 7 to 9, Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral and committal services will be held there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. James Grant officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena M. Cady; sisters, Mrs. Vera Vaughn of Erin, Mrs. Louise Saxbury of Elmira, Mrs. Vern (Lena) Leonard of Tavares, Fla., Mrs. Marietta Miller of Himrod, N.Y., Mrs. Leonard (Isabelle) Schmidt of Tavares, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, a member of the West Hill Community Country Club, a retired employee of the General Electric Co. and was a self-employed cattle dealer. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/24/1977
SIMEON I. CADY age 94 of 3623 Sing Sing Road, Horseheads, Monday, May 30, 1966. Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home and will be removed to the family home where friends may call Tuesday after 3 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ford Crippen. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Survived by wife, Mrs. Agnes E. Cady; niece, Mrs. Myron Westervelt of Horseheads; several other nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Catlin Methodist church and the Big Flats Grange. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/31/1966
CAIN - PIERCE
Doris A. (Cain) Age 77, of Hickory Grove Rd., Horseheads, died surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home on Tues., Feb. 13, 2007. Doris was born Jan. 4, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Albert and Suzie (Kline) Cain. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Theodore Pierce Jr.; daughter, Susan and Wayne Hagen of Big Flats, NY; son, Douglas and Anna Marie Pierce of Boxbough, MA; grandchildren, Daniel (Kimberly) Pierce, Jennifer (Chris) Roy, Jenna and Brittany Pierce, Regis Hagen; great-grandchildren, Madison and Christopher Roy and Olivia and Alexander Pierce; sisters, Barbara Cain of Big Flats and Alberta (Sam) Volo of Cazenovia, NY; brother-in-law, Bruce and (Rody) Pierce Leroy, NY; aunt, Fanny Collins of Pulaski, VA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Doris was the assistant Manager for Cain's Store in the Arnot Mall. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads, and a devoted wife and mother and great supporter of all her husband's endeavors. A talented vocalist, she was a mezzo soprano studying at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and Ithaca College. Doris loved to travel and enjoyed Ogunquit Beach in Maine. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, from 1-3:00 p.m. and again 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in the Chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Sat., Feb. 17, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. The family will provide flowers. However, those wishing are invited to remember Doris through memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or the American Red Cross, 911 Stowell St., Elmira, NY 14901.
CAIN Susie "Susan" Cline Age 98, of Big Flats, NY, died on February 21, 2006 in her home. Mrs. Cain was born in Wytheville, VA on Dec. 25, 1907 to her parents, John A. and Nannie (Dunn) Cline. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Cain on July 8, 1981; and is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Theodore G. Pierce Jr. of Horseheads, Alberta and Samuel Volo of Cazenovia, NY, and Barbara Cain of Big Flats. Also surviving are grandchildren, Douglas (Anna Marie) Pierce, Susan (Wayne) Hagen, Nancy (Stephen) Solarsh, Michael (Laura) Volo, Samuel (Annie) Volo, and Jeffrey (Steffanie) Volo; nine great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; sister, Fanny Collins of Pulaski, VA; niece, Dorothy Palmer, also of Pulaski; and nephew, Randall Park of Fort Royal, VA. Mrs. Cain had been a long distance operator in NYC before moving to the area just ahead of the flood of 1972. Family and friends will gather at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, on Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mrs. Cain's funeral service will be held there at 10:30 a.m. with interment following in Maple Grove Cemetery.
CALETTI - BURGER Ruth T.
Age 85 of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday October 6, 2009. Ruth was born June 12, 1924 in Boston, MA the daughter of the late Charles and Antoinette Massara Caletti. She married her husband, J.C. Burger, on May 23, 1950 and they recently celebrated their 59th Wedding Anniversary on May 23, 2009. Ruth was a former employee of Jay's in Boston, MA. She was also a former Librarian at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and worked at various women's stores in Knoxville. Ruth had numerous hobbies and interests. Mrs. Burger is survived by her loving and devoted husband J.C. Burger; 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. There will be no prior calling hours. Private Funeral Services will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. The Rev Rick Farrell will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Burger through memorials to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to Best Friends Animal Society 5001 Angel Canyon Road Kanab, Utah 84741-5000. Published in Star-Gazette on October 8, 2009
CALVERY –GERALDINE M. ‘GERRY’ CALVERY FISHER, age 82, of Mill St., Horseheads, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Gerry was born Aug. 21, 1922 in Newark Valley, NY, the daughter to the late Harry Calvery and Frieda Cleveland Fitch. She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Wilbur "Bill" Fisher; children, Janice and Peter Wills of Rochester, NY, William and Pon Fisher of West Bloomfield, MI, Laura and Kevin McGurgan of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jennifer (Todd) Gustafson, William Fisher Jr., Peter Wills Jr., Caitlin McGurgan, Megan McGurgan and Brian McGurgan; one great-grandchild, Gavin Fisher; sisters, Velma McAuliffe of Winter Haven, FL, Jean Owen of Moody, AL; along with one niece and several nephews. She was also predeceased by her brother, Harry "Sonny" Calvery Jr. During WWII, Gerry worked at the former Bendix Corporation. As longtime residents of Horseheads, Bill and Gerry were the owners and operators of Fisher's Furniture Store in Horseheads. She was also a past member of Horseheads Chapter of Order of Eastern Star. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wednesday, March 16, 2005, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., her service will follow there at the funeral home at 6:30 with the Rev. Walter Bridges officiating. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Elmira Star Gazette Mar. 14, 2005.
CAMPBELL Betty J. Howe
Age 76 of Elmira, NY. She was born March 27, 1935 in Austin, PA, daughter of the late Howard and Bessie (Syler) Campbell and died Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Arthur J. Howe; son Robert L. (Melissa) Haynes of Lawrenceville, PA; daughters Cheri Nickerson of Gratz, PA and Cindy (Fred) Kolsar of Westfield, PA; stepdaughter Ellen Howe of Elmira; brother-in-law John R. (Donna) Howe of GA; 8 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Betty was employed with American Dry Cleaners in Horseheads. There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be private with interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – January 15, 2012
CAMPBELL Ellen C. Bush
Age 95, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Ellen was born on February 23, 1916 in Horseheads, NY, daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Smith) Campbell. Ellen worked for the Arnot Ogden Medical Center as a clerk for 17 years. She enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens, along with canning the vegetables for the winter months. Ellen was a lovely lady and will be missed by those that knew her. Ellen is survived by her daughter, Bonnie (Mel) Lee of Horseheads; son, Eugene (Mary) Bush of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Lori, Lisa, Mark, Jennifer and Kara; great grandchildren, Tara, Jessica and Shane; great-great granddaughter, Ariana; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Jean (Ray) Tucker of Horseheads. Ellen was predeceased by her husband, Merritt in 2001; sister, Nellie Rose; brothers, Edwin, Archie, Ken and Frank Campbell. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, April 18, 2011 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ellen can be made to one's choice. Star Gazette – April 17, 2011
CAMPBELL Mrs. Ina E. Larabee
Age 96 of Terry Hill Rd. Horseheads, Wednesday, June 13, 1979. No prior visiting hours. Private funeral will be held at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. at convenience of family. Rev. Thomas Moore officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. Family will provide their own flowers, & those wishing may make contributions to the charity of their choice in Mrs. Larabee’s memory. Survived by grandchildren, Grant Larabee with whom she resided, George Larabee of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Dorothy Devendorf of Horseheads, Mrs. Betty VanGorder of College Grove, Tenn.: five great grandchildren, four great, great grandchildren.
CAMPBELL - Kenneth H. Campbell age 67 of Pine Valley Mobil Court, Pine Valley, N. Y., Sunday, September 6, 1981. Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Elwyn E. Patrick officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing may make memorials to a charity of one’s choice. Survived by wife Lillian B. Campbell; son, Kenneth H. Campbell Jr. of Greensburg, Pa.; daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Donna) Greene of Horseheads, Mrs. David (Karen) Kunte of Nichols, N.Y.; 4 granddaughters, Miss Tracy Greene, Miss Michele Greene, both of Horseheads, Miss Jennifer Kunte of Nichols, N. Y.; Miss Sarah Campbell of Greensburg, Pa.; grandson, Kenneth H. Campbell III of Greensburg, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Ellen Bush, Mrs. Nellie Rose, both of Elmira Heights, N. Y.; brothers, Edwin Campbell of Auburn, N.Y.; Frank Campbell of Horseheads, N. Y.; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Campbell was a partner of the Carpenter and Campbell Auto and Insurance Agency. He was the owner of Campbell Esso and Westover Hills Mobil Park. He was a charter member and past Exaulted Ruler of Horseheads B.P.O.E. 2297 and a member of the Horseheads Lions Club and Association of Commerce, the Oddfellows, U.C.T. and the Veteran Grange. (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 7 B, Monday, 7 September 1981)
CAMPBELL - ALLINGTON Mildred E.
Age 98, formerly of 18 Kiser Rd., Horseheads, NY, died
Sunday, February 7, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Mildred was born on August 8, 1911 in Elmira Heights, daughter of the late Collin and Mamie (Pickle) Campbell. Mildred retired from the Horseheads School District after many years of service. Survivors include her sons, Harold (Joyce) of Millport, NY, Richard (Vivian) of Pine City, NY, William (Jane) of Hector, NY and Raymond Allington of Oklahoma City, OK; 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 7 great- great-grandchildren; daughter's-in-law, Pat Allington, Anna Graham and Jackie Allington, all of Elmira. Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Walter Allingtion in 1975; sons, Walter Allington in 1977 and Leo Allington in 1993. It was Mildred's wish that all services be held privately to the family. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Mildred to Meals on Wheels, Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church, or to an organization of one's choice. Mildred's family would like to thank Woodbrook and Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 2B Floor, nursing staff for the exceptional care Mildred received.
ROSE, Nellie C. Age 90, of Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully Saturday, September 16, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Nellie was born in Horseheads, NY on February 23, 1916, daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Smith) Campbell. Nellie retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after 25 years of service. She was a member of United Oakwood Methodist Church in Elmira Heights and a member of Widow/Widower's Group. Nellie was a very caring and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all. Survivors include son, M. Douglas (Mary) Rose of Elmira; identical twin sister, Ellen Bush of Elmira Heights; brother, Edwin (Victoria) Campbell of Auburn, NY; grandchildren, Timothy (Judith) Collins of Yorktown, VA, Lana Collins of Wellsville, NY, Juliane Jordan of Orange Park, FL, Steven (Lisa) Rose of Goshen, NY, Jeffery Rose of Niceville, FL, and Matthew Rose of Las Vegas, NV; great-grandchildren, Savannah, Leila, Alexandra, Heather, Alexis and Emily; son-in-law, James Collins of Big Flats, NY. Nellie was predeceased by her husband, Ralph A. Rose; daughter, Carole Collins; brother-in-law, Merritt Bush. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, September 20, 2006, form 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Barrett Funeral Home on Thursday, September 21, 2006, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.
CAMPBELL –PAULINE M. ‘POLLY’ ROBINSON age 71 of Millport, NY passed away on Tuesday October 28, 2014. Polly was born in Elmira, NY on October 9, 1943 the daughter of the late Elmer and Marjorie Letteer Campbell. She retired from Perry and Carroll Insurance in Elmira, NY in January 2003 as an Accounts Manager. Polly was a member of the Big Flats American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post # 1612. Polly is survived by her Long-Time and Devoted Companion John A. Hartman; son: Scott Robinson of Horseheads, NY; daughter: Amy Black of New Bloomfield, PA; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brothers: Butch Campbell and Jim Campbell both of Wellsburg, NY; sister: Gertrude Kinsley of East Smithfield, PA; John's brothers and sisters and their families; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Gravesite Service on Thursday October 30, 2014 at 10 AM at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. In Lieu of flowers it was Polly's wish that she be remembered by sharing an act of kindness with someone. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/29/2014
DENZEL A. CANFIELD age 82 of Bush Ave., Horseheads on Saturday, April 6, 1996 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Mr. Canfield was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy on February 21, 1980. He is survived by his sister, Emma Wilson of Corning, NY; brothers, Clair (Virginia) Canfield of Horseheads, NY, Earl Canfield of Millport, NY, Leland (Mickey) Canfield of Floral City, Fl.; sister-in-law, Doris (Maurice) Wiles of Zephyr Hills, Fl.; other family members include, sister-in-law, Rosa Ahlbrandt of Wilkes-Barre, PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Cyril and Margaret Kochanevich of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and dear friend, Gertrude Cooper of Big Flats, NY. Mr. Canfield had attended the First Baptist Church in Horseheads. A veteran of WWII, he faithfully served his country in the US Navy in the Pacific Theatre. In 1975 he retired as a machinist from the former Bendix Eclipse with over 40 years of service. Dennie had been an avid square dancer with his wife, Dorothy and was active in the Big Flats Historical Society. He loved gardening and lounging at Keuka Lake. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 AM with the Rev. Bruce Snyder officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded to Mr. Canfield. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/9/1996
CANFIELD Earl G. Teacher, Principal, Artist and World Traveler Mr. Canfield was born on May 23, 1915 in the town of Big Flats to George & Mary Benjamin Canfield. He died Tuesday, December 9, 2003. Earl was predeceased by his parents; and three brothers, Densel, Cecil, and Raymond; his only sister, Ardis De Pue; and sister-in-law, Virginia Canfield. His surviving family include his brothers, Leland and Mickey Canfield of FL; brother, Clair Canfield of Horseheads; nephews, Mark (Dawn) De Pue, Terry (Pon) Canfield, Dean Canfield and Bryan (Janet) Canfield, all of Horseheads; nieces, Pam De Pue Rosky of FL, Phyllis (Dick) Canfield Demyan with their daughter, Christina of Big Flats, Linda Canfieldof AZ, Jeri Canfield of CA, Vickey (Bill) Olson of Long Island, NY; in-laws, Doris Canfield and Maurice Wiles of Nelson, PA, and Eldon and Sonja De Pue of FL. Earl earned a 3 year teaching certificate from SUNY Geneseo, a BA Degree from Buffalo State in 1942, and his Master's Degree in Education from Cornell University in 1948. His studies later took him abroad to Oxford University inEngland in 1959 and the University of Vienna, Austria, in 1960. An Elementary School Principal & Art Teacher, he taught at: Park Station, Erin One Room School, Middle Road One Room School, Penn Yan Grade 6, and became Principal of Lennox Avenue in 1945 in Elmira Heights. He retired as Principal, Grade Supervisor and Art Teacher from the Heights in 1974. Earl was also an accomplished painter whose forte was in watercolors. He studied with John Pike, Tom Hill, Robert Wood, Herb Olson, Zalton Zabo, Harold Holley and Shirley Landgraf. An extensive traveler, his visits included Ireland, England, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Figi, Tahiti, Caledonia, New Zealand, Australia & Northern Finland with a total of 118 countries around the world. Mr. Canfield was an appreciated and dedicated member of our community who participated and had memberships in the Horseheads Art Guild, Elmira Art Club, Big Flats #378 F.& A.M., Cashmere Grotto, Corning Consistory, Kalurah Temple Shrine, County Mental Health Club, Big Flats and Elmira Heights Historical Societies, Elmira Garden Club, Gladiolus Club, Dahlis Society and the Heights Rotary. He will be especially missed at the Heights Rotary where he had perfect attendance for over 41 years. He has served as past president of the following clubs: Horseheads Art Guild, Elmira Art Club, 5 County Social Studies Group, Southern Tier Elementary Principals, Geneseo Alumni Assoc., Horseheads Teacher's Assoc., Elmira Heights Teacher's Assoc. and Elmira Heights Rotary Club. He was a Judge of the Art Show and Flower Show at the county fair and Past Master of Big Flats Masons. He organized three 4-H clubs and a Cub Scout troop. He received a top NYS award for his work in 4-H. He was also a photographer and did slide programs for community groups, clubs, and lodges within a 45 mile radius since1953. He enjoyed being a world traveler having visited 116 countries on 46 trips abroad. Earl shared his travels by showing the films of his adventures to friends, clubs, church groups, etc. over 1,000 times. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Fri., Dec. 12, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. Masonic Lodge service will take place there at the funeral home also on Fri. at 8:30 p.m. His funeral service will be celebrated there at the funeral home on Sat. at 10 a.m. with Deacon William Dougherty officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. NOTICE: Officers and members of Big Flats Lodge #378 F.&A.M. will gather at the funeral home on Fri., Dec. 12, 2003, at 8:30 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother, Earl Canfield. Signed Mark Brinthaupt Sec.
CANIS –MARILYN CANIS GRACE age 63 of 410 Bonaview Ave., Elmira, NY died Friday, March 5, 1999 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a lengthily battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Martha Canis and her sister, Beverly Canis Butters. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Louis C. Grace; son, Gary L. (Corene) Grace of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law, Linda S. Grace and Brian Rutledge of Eldersburg, MD; grandchildren; Sara and John Grace of Elmira, Elizabeth and Heather Grace-Rutledge of Eldersburg, MD; step-grandson, Patrick M. Ferreira of Elmira; aunt, Muriel Canis of Elmira; mother-in-law, Clara Bell Grace of Elmira; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Doris Grace of Chemung; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Grace was Program Associate at Lake Street Presbyterian Church for over 25 years, where she directed and coordinated the Christian Education Program and the Outreach Ministry of the church. As a leader in the Outreach Program she was involved in the Youth and Teen Clubs, a Men’s Program and a Jail Ministry. She was very active in the Presbytery of Geneva where she was a former Moderator, Commissioner to General Assembly and served on many committee’s including Church Education and Social Concerns. Locally she served on the Board of the Chemung Project for Bail. Friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 11 a.m. in the Lake St. Presbyterian Church in Elmira. Rev. John McLaren (the church pastor), Rev. Samuel Edwards (Presbyterian Executive of the Presbytery) officiating. –Elmira Star Gazette (Buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY)
CANNAN JOYCE A. WELCH
Joyce A. (Cannan) Age 80 of Thompson, PA formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday September 7, 2006 in Montrose, PA. Mrs. Welch was born March 20, 1925 in Elmira Heights, NY the daughter of the late Roger and Mina Webb Cannan. She married her husband Ivan J. Welch who pre-deceased her on September 22, 2001. She was also pre-deceased by her son Roby J. Welch and her brother Mark Cannan. Mrs. Welch was a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Joyce enjoyed playing bridge and was a Den Mother when her sons were in Cub Scouts. She is survived by her sons: Craig Welch of Rochester, NY; Kevin C. Welch of Horseheads, NY and Brian Timothy Welch of Thompson, PA; granddaughter: Tiffany Welch of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends including a special niece Shelley Pappas of Pittsburgh, PA. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday September 11, 2006 from 1-2 PM. Mrs. Welch's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.
CAREY Gordon A.
Age 81, of First Street, Horseheads, NY, died on Sunday, October 28, 2007, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Carey was born on July 20, 1926 in Montour Falls, NY, the son of the late Arlin and Gertrude Wager Carey. Mr. Carey is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William A. and Jan Carey Sr., and his daughter and son-in-law, Judy Lynn and Gerald Tompkins, all of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Bill Carey, Kim Hogan, Karen Mosher, Sarah Sempler and Ryhan Sempler; along with six great-grandchildren. A cousin, Clara Hoover of Montour Falls, NY, also survives him. His wife, Geraldine E. Carey, and grandson, Kevin Tompkins, predeceased him. Mr. Carey retired from the Chemung County Sheriff's Department as a Corrections Officer. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Thursday, November 1, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. His funeral and committal service will be held following visitation at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Mr. Carey may do so through memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14810. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/30/2007.
CAREY - BONSIGNORE
M. Rose Age 80 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday February 18, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Rose was born December 17, 1925 in Silver Springs, Maryland the daughter of the late Edward A. and Mildred R. Bly Carey. She married her first husband, Robert C. Jones, who pre-deceased her. Rose married her second husband, Frank J. Bonsignore, who pre-deceased her on July 21, 1989. Rose was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY and sang with many of The Big Bands during her singing career. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law: Chief Master Sergeant John & Jennifer Bonsignore stationed with The U.S. Air Force in Okinawa, Japan and Robert R. Jones of Johnston, Rhode Island; grandchildren: Kristin Bonsignore, Lauren Boop, Melanie Mimande, Stephanie Jones, Thomas L. Jones, Jennifer M. Russo, Amanda J. Jones, Chelsea L. Jones, and Gabriel V. Jones; great-grandchildren: Thomas J. Mimande, Alyssa L. Mimande, James Silvia, and Thomas L. Jones Jr.; her loving sister: Beatrice Reilly with whom she resided. "Aunt Peachy" is also survived by her nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, as well as several cousins and a host of caring friends and neighbors. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday February 24, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday February 25, 2006 at 9 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street & Westinghouse Road Horseheads, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Mrs. Bonsignore through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 or The American Cancer Society 1318 College Avenue Elmira, NY 14901.
CARL Ronald J.
Age 56 of Spring Hill, FL and formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday September 22, 2007 unexpectedly. He was born in Elmira, NY on September 6, 1951 to the late Paul and Irene Brimmer Carl. Ron was a Vietnam Veteran serving his country with the U.S. Army, he was stationed in Nicaragua and started his military career at Fort Hood, TX. He worked for Board Warner in Ithaca, NY as a Heat Tree Operator for 29 years and this last year he worked as a custodian at the Hernando West Middle School in Florida. He was a member of the American Legion and His Tabernacle Church. Ron loved camping and boating. He was an avid Buffalo Bills Fan and a NASCAR enthusiast. He was pre-deceased by his parents; brothers: Stanley Carl, Gordon Carl, Keith Carl; sister: Jane Carl Taylor; brother-in-law: Raymond C. Summers; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Eleanor J. Smith and Raymond J. Summers. Ronald is survived by his loving wife Linda J. Summers Carl; children: Tracy and Kevin Wilbur; Donald and Sue Buck Jr.; Best Friend: "Buddy"; grandchildren: Shane Wilbur, Alycia Wilbur, Sara Wilbur, Matthew Buck, Damian Buck; brothers: Howard and Jackie Carl; Robert and Norma Carl; Larry and Phillis Carl; sisters: Ruth and John Barnes; Margaret Kastenhuber; Laura Cornwell; brothers-in-law: Donald and Tammy Benjamin; Randy Benjamin; Ricky and Lisa Benjamin; Bryan and Mary Benjamin; Mark Benjamin; sister-in-law: Chris and Don DeProspero; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and good friends. Pallbearers: Donald Buck Jr.; Kevin Wilbur; Shane Wilbur; Matthew Buck; Bryan Benjamin; Ralph Mitstifer Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday September 28, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Ron's Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday September 29, 2007 at 11AM with the Pastor Mike Spencer officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Carl. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may make donations to Linda Carl C/O Deborah Mitstifer 11428 Sand Hill Avenue Spring Hill, FL 34608. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/23/2007 - 9/27/2007.
STANLEY F. CARLEY age 67 of 312 Westside Ave., Elmira Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1988 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after an extended illness. For nearly 44 years he was the beloved husband of Mrs. Grace (Hamilton) Carley. His other survivors include; daughters and son-in-law, JoAdele Dumper of Delmar, NY, Dawn and John Holden of Victor, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Stanley J and Linda Carley of Sun Valley, CA; grandchildren, Lori, Chris and Kara Dumper, John and Julie Holden and Shane Carley; brother and sisters-in-law, Perry and Connie Carley, and Mrs. Muriel Carley all of Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada; brother-in-law, Harold Keetch of Elmira Heights; nephew, James Keetch of Pine City; several nieces all residing in Canada. Stanley was a former store manager for Acme Foods in Elmira, Elmira Heights and Horseheads. For nearly the last 25 years he was a sales manager for Tripifoods Inc. of Buffalo. He was a communicant of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Elmira Heights and a member of Heights Lodge #913 F. & A.M. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads Friday from 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Edward R. McCracken will officiate. A committal service will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/8/1988
CARPENTER - Mrs. Alonzo Whitcomb
Mrs. Alonzo Whitcomb died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Kiser on the Latta Brook Road, in the Town of Horseheads, last night at 11:30 o’clock, aged seventy years. She is survived by her husband; a son, John Whitcomb; two daughters, Mrs. Abram Ostrander, of Sullivanville & Mrs. Charles Roberts of Elmira; one brother Daniel Carpenter of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Kiser, Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery at Horseheads.
CASTLELINE Brenda E.
Tully NY: formerly of Troy, PA died Friday May 17, 2013, comfortably at home after battling an illness. Brenda was born September 28, 1963, in Troy, a daughter of the late Raymond and Evelyn (Johnson) Casteline. Brenda was most recently employed by the Cortland NY school system as a secretary. She enjoyed her friends and co-workers very much. She was a lover of all animals, especially cats. Brenda is survived by her boyfriend of many years, Brett Stanburg and their cats "Stinkee" and "Romee". She leaves her brother Harold Casteline (and wife Sally), Elmira, brother Larry Casteline, Elmira Heights and sister Carol Pendergrass, Tennessee, as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours are to be held at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Interment will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. In lieu of flowers or other donations, Brenda specifically asked that people donate to their local S.P.C.A. Star Gazette – May 24, 2013
CASTELINE - CURNS, Mildred C.
Age 88, formerly of Elmira, died at the Ontario County Health Facility, Canandaigua, NY, on August 30, 2009, after a long, hard battle with cancer. Mildred was born April 25, 1921 in Troy, PA, the daughter of the late Howard and Ladorna Borgeson Casteline. She was also predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Harold "Bud" Curns in 1991, son, James Curns in 1992, son-in-law, Michael Barnes in 1983, brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond & Evelyn Casteline, Gerald & Oleda Casteline, brothers-in-law, Richard and Gerald Curns. Mildred is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert & Patricia Curns of Canandaigua, NY; daughter, Nancy Barnes of Fresno, CA; daughter-in-law, Eileen Curns of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Rachel and Mary Curns; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mildred had lived in the Elmira/ Horseheads area for 60 years. She was employed by the Horseheads Central School District, in food services, for over 20 years. Mildred was a former member of First United Methodist Church, Horseheads and Horseheads Fire Department Women's Auxiliary. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours. Private interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, on Thursday, September 3, 2009. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mildred's memory be directed to American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/1/2009
RAYMOND L. CASTELINE
Raymond L. Casteline, 70, of RD 2, Gillett, PA died May 7, 1990 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira. Raymond was a retired employee of Facet Enterprises with 40 years of service. He had been a member of the Mosherville Bible Church for over 30 years and was a HAM radio operator N3 DKW. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Evelyn Johnson Casteline; sons and daughter-in-law, Harold L. and Sally Casteline of Elmira and Lawrence Casteline, RD 2, Gillett; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and James Pendergrass of Hixson, TX, Brenda Casteline of Ithaca, NY; six grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Harold Curns of Horseheads; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Oleda Casteline of Mentone, CA; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services and committal services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on May 9 (4 pm) with the Rev. Robert A. Bevins officiating and interment to be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Memorial donations may be made to the Mosherville Bible Church in Ray's memory. (TGR, Thursday, May 10, 1990)
CASTIGLIONE - VENCE, Faustina
Age 77, of Villa Serene Apartments, and formerly of Niagara Falls, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. She was born Feb. 17, 1931 in Spezzano, Italy, the youngest of four children to Biagio and Letizia (fmr. Scarnati) Castiglione. She emigrated to North America after World War II, first settling in Weedville, PA. She married the late Raymond Vence (b.1926-d.2001) in 1953 and moved to Welland, Ontario, Canada, but worked at the Nabisco Shredded Wheat factory in Niagara Falls, NY. In 1958, she moved to Niagara Falls, NY, where she raised her family. By 1978 she returned to full-time work outside the home, eventually attaining the position of first cook in the dietary department at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. She retired in 1996, and by 1999 had relocated to the Villa Serene in Elmira Heights. Beloved mother and grandmother, she loved to cook for family and friends, attend family events and play bingo. Surviving is her brother, Filiberto (Phil) Castiglione, of Hollywood, FL. She was predeceased by her brother, Franco Castiglione; and sister, Lucia (fmr. Castiglone) Scarnati of Calabria, Italy. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Rhoberta (Bobbie) Vence of Big Flats, NY, Franco (Frank) and Kelly Vence of Lockport, NY, and James (Jim) and Mimi Vence of Clinton, NJ. Surviving are her grandchildren, Sarah Vence of California, MD, Michael Vence of Rochester, NY, Stephany and Kristina Vence of Lockport, and Tracy and Anthony Vence of Rochester. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, December 14, 2008, from 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated immediately following calling hours at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Christopher E. Linsler officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Faustina with memorials to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit 4D, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/12/2008
WILLIAM CAYWOOD, a well known and highly respected resident of Big Flats died at his home there yesterday morning. (July 30, 1905) Deceased was sixty years of age. Death was caused by typhoid fever. His wife, a daughter of the late John C. Shoemaker of Horseheads, and three children, Clara, Fanny and Mary survive. Thomas and Lemuel Caywood of Big Flats are brothers. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 o’clock at the home and at 1 o’clock in the Presbyterian Church in Big Flats and the interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Gazette and Free Press 7/31/1905
CHAMBERLAIN- SECHRIST, Florence M.
Age 91, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Monday, April 7, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born on February 26, 1917 in Veteran, NY, to the late Fred and Maggie (Stickler) Chamberlain. Florence was predeceased by her husband, Victor Sechrist in 1977; brother, Leon Chamberlain; and sisters, Nita Hall and Elizabeth Adams. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Leona and Ray Mallow of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Ray (Karen) Mallow Jr., William (Jeanine) Mallow, David (Helen) Mallow and Christopher (friend, Michelle) Mallow; several great-grandchildren. Florence was a longtime member of Oakwood United Methodist Church. She enjoyed square dancing, crafts, traveling and loved to cook. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 11th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. with Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family of Florence would like to thank all of those who took care of her over the last few years and a special thanks to St. Joseph's ICU Unit.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/9/2008.
George H. "Hi" Age 84, formerly of 611 Yale Street, Southport, NY, died very unexpectedly Saturday, May 21, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was the son of the late Floyd S. and Hazel Hardy Chapin. He is survived by his son, Gary (Melody) Chapin of Bentley Creek, PA; daughter, Katherine Chapin and special friend, Darcy Gray of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, William (Kimberly) Chapin, Teresa Drucker, and Patricia (Jeff) Price; great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Sarah Drucker, Darin Chapin, Hunter Price; very special cousins, Madge and Arthur Grace and Lynn Hardy; numerous nieces and nephews, including Nedra (Bob) McElroy and Nancy (John) Sutton. George was predeceased by his parents, Floyd and Hazel Hardy Chapin; his recently deceased and loving wife, Genevieve Binney Chapin; brother, William Floyd Chapin; and great-grandson, Dylan Chapin. George worked at the Eclipse Corporation, machine division where he met his life-long mate and best friend Genevieve. He also worked for the Remington Rand for 26 years and retired in 1986 from Hardinge Brothers after 13 years of employment. George was a devoted and loving husband, father and friend, and he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He was known for his great sense of humor and his grand attitude toward life. George was a lifetime member of the Clarence Oliver Post #154 of The American Legion. An avid flea marketer and over the years could be found selling his wares on weekends at the Lowman Flea market with his friend Bill Brown. He loved the Elmira Pioneers baseball team and rarely missed a game and regularly played cards with the seniors group at Chapel Park and Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Wednesday, May 25, 2005, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Interment will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the Clarence Oliver Post # 154 of the American Legion, 236 Scottwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903, or The V.F.W.
CHAPMAN - LEWIS, Clara L. (Chapman)
Age 95, and longtime resident of Ridge Rd., Horseheads, died May 30, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born Aug. 4, 1913 in the town of Veteran, NY, the daughter of the late Reuben and Luella (Parlett) Chapman. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Lewis on October 31, 2003. Her surviving family includes her daughter and sons, Kathleen (Jack) Andrews, Fred (Patricia) Lewis, Kenneth (Loretta) Lewis; daughter-in-law, Virgene Lewis, all of Horseheads; sisters, Doris Baxter and Dorothy Chapman, both of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jeannette, David, Jack (Tracy) Andrews, Mark and Shari Andrews, Carol (Richard) Kingsley, Rodney, Wayne (Jackie) Lewis, Cynthia (Scott) Walker, Michelle (Chris) Smith, Christine Lewis and Denise Lewis, Gerald (Holly) Lewis Jr., Wendy and Laurie (Jason) McKinney, Steven, Scott (Angie) Lewis, Stacy (Pat) Lewis, Stanley and Marlene Lewis; 32 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, Clara was also predeceased by her sons, James Lewis in 1992, Gerald Lewis in 2006; grandson, Fred Lewis Jr. in 1994; great-granddaughter, Katrina Andrews; brothers, Ransford, Clarence, and Lawrence Chapman; sisters, Mabel Chapman and Mildred Lockwood; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Along with her husband, Kenneth and Clara were longtime Ridge Road residents. Clara was born and raised in the Town of Veteran. She was a 1933 graduate of Horseheads High School and a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church. Having worked at several area businesses including the Knitting Mill, Rosenbaums and as a home aide for many local households. She retired from Schweizer Aircraft Corp. where she worked in assembly there. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Tues. June 2, 2009, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will take place in the funeral home on Wed. June 3, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/1/2009
CHAPMAN Doris A. (Chapman) Baxter
Age 84, of Liberty St., Horseheads, NY, died Tues. Aug. 21, 2012. She was born July 2, 1928 in the Town of Veteran to Reuben and Luella (Parlett) Chapman. She is survived by her twin sister, Dorothy Chapman of Horseheads; several cousins, nieces and nephews, including Joy (Nick) Allington of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Doris was predeceased by her siblings, Ransford, Clarence and Lawrence Chapman, Mildred Lockwood, Clara Lewis, and Mabel Chapman. She was retired from Westinghouse and an active 74 year and Charter member of the First Baptist Church in Horseheads. She enjoyed traveling, church activities and time spent with her family. Doris was also a loving and caring foster parent for five children. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., on Friday 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will take place in the Horseheads First Baptist Church, 2293 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Sat. at 10:00 a.m. with burial service to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Special Thanks to the many health care workers and staff of Bethany Village for making Doris feel at home. Star Gazette – August 23, 2012
CHAPMAN Ellen M. Osborn
Longtime resident of Horseheads, NY died at Schuyler Hospital Tuesday evening, October 26, 2010, at the age of 95. Ellen was born December 4, 1914 at her home in Veteran to the late Herbert and Grace Lee Chapman. She is predeceased by her husband, Edward R. Osborn in 1996; and her sister, Hazel Stow. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed times spent with her family. She is survived by her son, Gary (Betty Merrill) Osborn of Ithaca, NY, Dale (Kay) Osborn of Horseheads, NY; daughter-in-law, Carol Osborn of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Matthew, JoAnne (Duane), Susan, Chris, Deeanna (John), Leeanne, Chari (Brian), Kimberly (Brock), Joshua (Michelle) and Gabriel; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Bernard Chapman of Zephyrhills, FL; sisters-in-law, Theresa Osborn and Florence Teed; and brother-in-law, George Osborn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Friday, October 29, 2010, between the hours of 12 noon and 1 p.m. Her Funeral Service will follow at 1 p.m. Ellen will be laid to rest along side her husband at Maple Grove Cemetery immediately following. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 28, 2010
CHAPMAN - STOWE
Hazel L. Age 95 of 1 Hill Vale Drive Horseheads, NY died on Monday August 13, 2001 at home. Mrs. Stowe was born September 14, 1905 in the Town of Veteran the daughter of the late Herbert and Grace Lee Chapman. Hazel married her husband Ralph F. Stowe on August 14, 1928 and they would have celebrated their 73rd Wedding Anniversary on August 14, 2001. Mrs. Stowe is survived by her husband Ralph F. Stowe ; son and daughter-in-law: M. Eugene & Joyce Stowe of Horseheads, NY; grandsons, Randy & Leslie Stowe of Horseheads, NY and David Stowe of Horseheads, NY; great grandsons, Christopher Stowe, Gary Stowe, Jeffrey Stowe, and A.J. Stowe; 5 great great grandchildren; sister, Ellen Osborn of Horseheads, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Bernard & Pearl Chapman of Florida; niece, Phyllis (Larry) Halpin of Pine Valley, NY; nephews, Gary Osborn of Ithaca, NY and Dale Osborn of Horseheads, NY; several grandnieces and grand nephews. It was Mrs. Stowe's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Private Funeral Services will be held at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Anne Mowery will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.
CHAPMAN Marjorie L.
Age 88 formerly of Millport, NY died on Sunday January 30, 2011 at Elcor Health Services. Marjorie was born September 19, 1922 in the Town of Veteran the daughter of the late Robert and Luie Upson Chapman. She was also pre-deceased by her sisters Pearl C. Kane in 1957 and Ruth C. Wonders on July 13, 1999 as well as her brother Laurence E. Chapman on October 8, 1999. Marjorie was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1939. Marjorie retired as a Production Staff Assistant for Thatcher Glass Company in Elmira, NY and was a member of The National Secretary's Association. Marjorie is survived by her niece Dorthea (Mrs. Jack) Moore and family of Tuscon, AZ and several 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 February 3, 2011 from 1-2 PM. Marjorie's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor Mark Flandreau officiating. Marjorie will be laid to rest next to her parents in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Marjorie through memorials to The Millport Fire Department Crescent Street Millport, NY 14864. Star Gazette – February 1, 2011
Robert CHAPMAN, 76, of Millport died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1947. He is survived by his wife Lulu; daughters, Mrs. T. J. Kane, of Elmira, Mrs. Ralph Wonders of Niagara Falls, Miss Marjorie Chapman, at home; son, Laurence at home; brothers, John of Corning, Herbert of Town of Veteran; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at the family home Wednesday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. C. H. Travis officiating and burial was in Maple Grove cemetery. (Chemung Valley Reporter, Page 4, Thursday, 9 January 1947)
CHAPPELL CORA MAUDE
Chemung County Reporter: Obituaries
HUSTED, Mrs. Cora M. age 85, of Watkins Road, Horseheads, Thursday, February 7, 1974 at the Arnot -Ogden Memorial Hospital. Survived by son, Gerald Husted of Horseheads, RD3.
CHAPPELL CORA MAUDE
Elmira Star Gazette
HUSTED, Mrs. Cora M. Age 85, of Watkins Road, Horseheads, Thursday, February 7, 1974 at the Arnot -Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Funeral and committal there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ernest Higgins (a grandson-in-law) officiating. Burial Maple Grove Cemetery. Survived by son, Gerald Husted of Horseheads, RD 3; granddaughters, Mrs. Ernest (Geraldine) Higgins of Pontiac, MI, Mrs. John (Lorraine) Short of Crab Orchard, W. Va.; several great-grandchildren. Mrs. Husted was the widow of Fred Husted.
CHAPPELL James J.
Age 70, of Horseheads, died at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Jim was born July 30, 1938, son of the late Clifford L. and Blanche Fisher Chappell. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his step-mother, Marian Chappell. Jim is survived by his companion, Rita M. Rimbey; children, with families, Michael Chappell of Tabor City, NC with children, Joshua and Kayla; Michelle Newkirk and husband Jamie of Centreville, VA with children, Jordan and John; Monica Chappell of Loris, SC with son Bryan; Mark Chappell of Charlottesville, VA; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Joseph Wallner of Corning; brother, John Chappell of Villanova, PA; nieces and nephews, with spouses, Shane & Gaby Wallner, Brandon Wallner with Mary Jo Mix, Trevor & Tanya Wallner, Eric & Dara Chappell, Jennifer & Douglas Paradis. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, March 29, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 Broad Street, Horseheads, on Monday, March 30, 3009 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations in Jim's memory to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Jim's family would like to send their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Southern Tier Hospice for the wonderful care given Jim. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/27/2009
CHARLEBOIS - HERMAN Mary Theresa
Age 76 of Horseheads, NY died
on Friday April 23, 2010 at home surrounded by her loving family. Mary Theresa was born April 1, 1934 in Troy, NY the daughter of the late Alfred Eugene and Catherine Spass Charlebois. Mrs. Herman was also pre-deceased by her son-in-law Larry W. "Willy" Payne. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, and traveling for dog shows and was Patrick's Co-Pilot and Navigator on their many journeys. Mrs. Herman was a valued volunteer for 4-H and was affectionately known as "Gran". She was a member of the K-9 Obedience Club and The Muddy Paws 4-H Club. Mary Theresa developed a great passion and love for all animals as she was brought up on the family farm. Mrs. Herman worked as a receptionist at Woodbrook in Elmira and as a phone representative for The Elmira Star Gazette and was a former employee of St. Joseph's Hospital. She was most recently a Customer Representative for Northeast Data in Elmira, New York. Mrs. Herman is survived by her loving and devoted children: Mary & Frank Moore of Elmira Heights, NY, Lynn Howe of Tioga , PA, Henry E. & Kelly Herman III of Rio Rancho, NM, Theresa Cook & Terry Messersmith of Caton, NY, Janice Payne, Pamela Herman, and Lisa McIlwain all of Horseheads, NY; beloved grandchildren: Patrick Herman, Scott Payne, Michelle Moore, Frank & Katie Moore, Duane & Desire Moore, Eddie Rae Howe II, Daniel Herman, Henry E. & Lisa Herman IV, Nicole Herman, Christopher Herman, Donald & Jess Cook, James Cook, and Joshua Herman; beloved great grandchildren; Lily Herman, Tristen Herman, Julien Moore, Desmond Moore, and Anthony Moore; her canine companion Rio; her former husband Henry E. Herman Jr. of Mechanicville, NY, many cousins, extended family, 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 Tuesday April 27, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday April 28, 2010 at 9 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Charles Borromeo Church 130 Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 26, 2010
CHARLES - BESLEY Irene C. Elmira, NY died on Sunday June 18, 2000 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit. Irene was born March 25, 1909 in Horseheads, NY the daughter of the late Lewis M. and Sarah Adelle Charles. She married her husband, George S. Besley, who pre-deceased her on August 2, 1974. Mrs. Besley was also pre-deceased by her sister Marion Charles Lyons and her brothers, Rex Charles, Bertrand Charles, and Cy Charles. Irene was a retired cook at The Chemung County Home in Breesport, NY. Mrs. Besley is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Gravesite Committal Services Thursday June 22, 2000 at 1 PM in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Lorna McKendry will officiate. Arrangements by the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY.
CHARLES , Orman Goodyear Brigadier General, USA (Ret.) Age 98, of Arlington, VA and formerly a longtime resident of Horseheads died on Thursday, July 20, 2006. Gen. Charles attended public school in Horseheads, NY and graduated from Cornell University in 1932 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Reserve. After Pearl Harbor, he was assigned to the Aircraft Warning School at Camp Crowder, MO. His tours of duty included Ft. Polk, LA and Ft. Dix, NJ, attendance at Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, Seoul, Korea, Norfolk, VA, Ft. Monmouth, NJ, after which he attended the National War College at Ft. McNair, Washington, DC. In 1954, he was assigned as Commanding Officer at Kagnew Station in Asmara, Eritrea. He returned from Africa in 1957, at which time he was assi gned to the Pentagon. In 1959, he was promoted to Brigadier General and worked as the Deputy Commanding Officer as well as the Commanding Officer of the Army Security Agency. He retired in June of 1963 after which he graduated from George Washington University with an MBA degree. In 1967, he was elected to the board of the First National Bank of Arlington serving as Board member until 1974 and later, Sovran Bank of Virginia which eventually merged into Bank of America. He was a 50 plus year member of the Horseheads Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364, a life member of the American Legion Bentley-Trumble Post #442 Horseheads, NY and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, NY for 50 years. He was a member of The Army Navy Country Club, the National Sojourners Chapter 440 and the George Mason Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. His hobbies also included genealogy, actively participating in various ham radio groups (call number KD4ET), playing golf, swimming, huntin g and fishing. Gen. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Elmer Charles and Luie (Goodyear) Charles and his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth (Deahl) Charles. He is survived by his loving daughter, Nancy Elizabeth (Charles) Rogers; and grandson, Peter Frank Rogers, both of Albuquerque, NM; as well as, his devoted and caring niece, Mary Deahl of Woodbridge, VA and her children, Roberta and Paul Deahl, Jr. He is also survived by his caring neighbors of many years, Nancy and Jane Renfro. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, July 27, 2006, from 3-7:00 p.m. His service will take place at the funeral home on Friday at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor James Kane officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by the Chemung County Color Guard and the New York State Military Forces Honor Guard. Family and friends are further invited to join together for a time of fell owship at the Horseheads American Legion Post #442, Old Ithaca Rd., Horseheads, in the Orman Charles Hall immediately following the burial service from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Those wishing may remember Gen. Charles with memorials in his name to the George Mason Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution, 6527 Phoenix Hill Lane, Warrenton, VA 20187; National Sojourners Chapter, 8301 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308; and the Horseheads Public Library, 405 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845. NOTICE: Officers and members of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 F & A.M. will gather at the Barber Funeral Home on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother. NOTICE: Officers and members of Horseheads American Legion Bentley-Trumble Post #442 will gather at the Barber Funeral Home Horseheads on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. to also conduct a memorial service for their departed comrade. NOTICE: Family and friends are further invited to return the Orman Charles Hal l located in the Horseheads American Legion Bentley-Trumble Post #442 Old Ithaca Rd. Horseheads Friday from 2:30-4:00 p.m. for a continued time of fellowship immediately following the cemetery committal service
HALLEY A. CHASE, 58, of Prospect Hill Road, Horseheads RD 3, Saturday, Dec. 8, 1962. He was an employee of the Corning Glass Works plant, Big Flats. Survived by wife, Mrs. Beatrice Chase; daughter, Mrs. Isabella Butler of Franklinville, N.Y.; sisters, Mrs. Elsie Schoonover of Port Alleghany, Pa., Mrs. Naomi Williams of Riverside, Calif., Mrs. Rena Stiles of Auburn; half-brother, Ward Burrows of Olean; half-sisters, Mrs. Violet Williams of Olean, Mrs. Ruth Putt of Portville; five grandchildren. Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. John Lewien. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/10/1962
CHERRY JOHN LEONARD
John Leonard Cherry, 78, of 1260 S. Main St., Horseheads, this morning, March 19, 1956. He was a retired American Bridge Co. employee with 50 years of service & a member of the Horseheads Lodge of Odd Fellows. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Oliver Squires & Mrs. Tracy VanCurren, & son, Leo Cherry, all of Horseheads; half-brothers, Oscar Greatsinger of Wayland, Charles & Lloyd Greatsinger of Rochester; several grandchildren & great-grandchildren. The body is at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads. Funeral arrangements incomplete.- Star-Gazette
CHERRY Leo L. - Age 81 of 1262 S. Main St. Horseheads, Thursday, Dec. 17, 1981 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St. Horseheads, Sunday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral & Committal Services will be held there on Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Gary M. Butler, his pastor will officiate. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. He is survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Pearl VanCuren of Horseheads; many nieces & nephews. Mr. Cherry was predeceased on March 19, 1974 by his wife, Mrs. Josephine B. Cherry. He was a retired officer at the Elmira Correctional Facility. Mr. Cherry was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Horseheads, was a longtime chairman of the Board of Deacons & was presently serving as Deacon Emeritus. He had previously been the Treasurer of the Baptist Youth Camp (BaYouCa) & was a member of the Retired Correctional Employees Association. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
CHERRY - Mrs. Martha Squires
Age 79, of 1264 S. Main St., Horseheads. Thursday, September 29, 1977 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Friday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral services will be held there on Saturday at 11 A.M., the Rev. R. David Oertel officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will provide flowers but those wishing may remember Mrs. Squires through the Memorial Fund of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Oliver R. Squires; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Beverly) Deprimo of Horseheads; sons, Burton R. Squires of Breesport & Lenard J. Squires of Elmira Heights.; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Van Curen; a brother, Leo Cherry, both of Horseheads; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. Mrs. Squires was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads for over 60 years. - Elmira Star-Gazette
CHERRY - Pearl C. Van Curen, Age 82 of 1587 Bel Aire Drive, Horseheads, NY, Tuesday, January 31, 1989. Funeral at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Stephen R. Parr officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
CHRISJOHN Lawrence B.
Age 58 of Horseheads, NY. He was born March 18, 1950 in Elmira, son of the late Paul E. and Marguriete (Ford) Chrisjohn and died Saturday, September 27, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ellen; son and daughter-in-law Tedd and Sharon of Gillett, PA; brothers and sister-in-law Paul of Horseheads, Robert and Sharon of Horseheads, David of Elmira; sisters and brother-in-law Beverly Sigwald of Elmira, Joyce and L. Michael Pierce of Rochester along with several nieces and nephews. Larry was an avid hunter. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, September 29th from 6 to 8 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 8 pm. Rev. Dr. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/28/2008