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
CHARLES E. CLARK the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferris Clark, died Saturday evening (June 28, 1924) at the family home in the Town of Big Flats, aged one month. The parents; two sisters, Martha and Eva M. and two brothers, Emmet and George survive. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/30/1924
CLARK - CUNNINGHAM, Diane R. Clark
Geneva, NY - 59, formerly of Taylor Ave., Horseheads, NY, died on Sunday, January 18, 2009, with her family by her side at the House of John Hospice in Clifton Springs. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at DeVaney-Bennett & Simons Funeral Home, 181 N. Main St., Geneva. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith Community Church, 90 Lewis St., Geneva with the Rev. Dr. J. Mark Ammerman officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. While flowers will be graciously accepted, the family asks that memorial contributions in Diane's name be made to the House of John Hospice, 14 Spring St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432. Diane was born in Elmira, NY on September 19, 1949 to the late Frederick C. Clark and Verna Peer Clark, who survives. She appreciated art and music and her many friends that brought her so much joy. Diane dedicated her life to caring for children and grandchildren and valued her relationship with God. Her thoughtfulness and giving spirit will be remembered and missed by all those who knew her. Along with her mother, Diane is survived by her loving children, Noel (Christina) Clark, Joshua Stukey, Mary Todd and Grace (Rohit) Mirchindani with grandchildren, Jacob and Erin Clark and Ronan Mirchindani. She is also survived by her siblings, Nancy (Mike) Wall, Caroline Mattoon, Laura (Robert) Juravich, David (Maura) Clark and Daniel (Sally) Clark. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/21/2009
CLARK - SEMPLER Doris C.
Age 73, of Horseheads, died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008. She was born Feb. 4, 1935 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late LeRoy and Eunice (Ingalls) Clark. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Richard Sempler; daughters, Karen (Bill) White of Elmira Heights, NY, Nancy (Rick) O'Berry of Virginia Beach, VA; sons, Ron (Diane) Sempler of Horseheads, NY, Jerry Sempler of Horseheads, NY, Dan (Kathe) Sempler of Breesport, NY; grandchildren, Melissa and Michael White, Dustin and Cory Sempler, Tiffani Sempler, Nichole (Brandon) Eaton, Sarah and Ryhab Sempler; brothers-in-law, Carl (Fran) Sempler of Horseheads, NY, and Bob (Lisa) Sempler of Pine City, NY. She was retired from the Elmira Heights School System where she was an office administrator for over 26 years. Doris was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church; Elmira Heights Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and a charter member of the Elmira Heights Historical Society. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday March 2, 2008, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated at the Funeral Home on Monday at 2:00 p.m. with her friend and co-worker, Deacon William Dougherty, officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Expression of sympathy may be directed to Alzheimer's Association Rochester Chapter, 435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/1/2008.
CLARK - Mrs. Harry Rodabaugh Mrs. Emma Rodabaugh, 58, died this morning at the family home in Sullivanville after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Harry Rodabaugh; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Ferguson, eight sons, Elmer, Ernest, George, Darrel, Frank, Cecil, Henry and Daniel all of Horseheads. The remains repose in the Chilson & Shields funeral home, Horseheads. Funeral notice later.
CLARK Jerry C.
Age 61 of Horseheads, NY died very unexpectedly on Wednesday June 17, 2009. Jerry was born January 10, 1948 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Emmett John Clark and Clara E. Beckwith Clark. He was also pre-deceased by his brothers Joseph F. Clark on April 23, 1975 and John E. Clark on April 29, 1990. Jerry was a member of Painters Local #178 and employed by Pendelton's Painting in Elmira, NY. Jerry loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Jerry is survived by his former wife Constance Lewis Clark with whom he resided; son and daughters-in-law: Kenneth J. & Shelley Clark and their children Tyler, Cole, and Kelly of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Laurie & Terry Burlew and their children Aaron, Garrett, and Tyler of Athens, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Joyce & Bill Francis of Dundee, NY and Joan Frisk & Joe Wade of Millport, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Jackson & Patricia Clark of Cayuta, NY; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Private Funeral Services will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Pastor Michael Spencer will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Jerry through memorial contributions to and Educational Fund for Jerry's grandchildren c/o Mrs. Connie Clark 121 East Sullivanville Road Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/20/2009
CLARK Lewis B.
Age 93 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday May 17, 2009. Lewis was born May 15, 1916 in Toledo, Ohio the son of the late Arna and Margaret Rounsville Clark. He was a Veteran of WW II serving his country with The U.S. Army. Lew married his wife, Doris C. Colson Clark, on March 28, 1945 and they recently celebrated their 64th Wedding Anniversary on March 28, 2009. Mr. Clark owned and operated Clark's Disposal Service. Lew was pre-deceased by his brothers, Meldee, Harold, Levi and Francis Clark, and by his sisters, Dorothy Clark, and Julia Ashley. He was also pre-deceased by his sister-in-law Mary Wojnarek and his brother-in-law Rexford Garrison. Lew loved to hunt and fish with his buddies. He loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Lew is survived by his loving and devoted wife Doris C. Colson Clark; daughter and son-in-law: Patricia A. & Donald Coats of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Cynthia J. Coats and Darren C. Coats; great-grandson: Cameron Lee Johnson; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Olive & Emil Wengle of Strasburg, VA; Dorothy Colson of Elmira Heights, NY; Norma Garrison of Horseheads, NY; Leonard Wojnarek of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special friend Marsha Coats of Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday May 22, 2009 from 1-2 PM. Mr. Clark's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor Skip Reed officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Clark through memorials to The NYS Upstate Chapter for Multiple Sclerosis, 1650 South Avenue, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14620; or Rochester Chapter for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1200 A, Scottsville Road, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14624. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/19/2009
CLARK Louis A.
Age 82, and formerly a longtime resident of Arnold Ave. in Horseheads, went home to be with his loving wife and Lord on Dec. 29, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born May 5, 1927 in Auburn, NY, the son of the late George and Dorothy (Olmsted) Clark. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret on July 12, 2004. His surviving family includes his daughters and sons-in-law, Constance and Thomas Weed Sr. of Horseheads, NY, Lucinda (Garey Stout) Mathews of Elmira, NY, Phyllis and Dennis Griffin of Breesport, NY; grandchildren, Melissa Huggins of Horseheads, NY, Thomas Weed Jr., of Horseheads, NY, Jamie (Pete Jr.) Mastrantonio of Elmira Heights, NY, Matthew (Stacey) Weed of Elmira, NY, Jason (Marianne) Wood of Elmira, NY and Melanie (Matthew) Campbell of Aldie, VA; great-grandchildren, Arielle and Bo Huggins, Kaitlyn and Joshua Weed, Julianna and Joey Mastrantonio, Adam Weed, Avery Jane Campbell; sister, Marian Clark of Elmira Heights, NY. Lou was also predeceased by his sons-in-law, Mark Mathews in 2002, Steve Wood in 1986; and sister-in-law, Josephine Wall in 1999. He and his wife, Margaret, were married in Emanuel Episcopal Church on November 22, 1950. Lou was a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church and a retired Warehouse Manager for Corning Inc at the Holding Point in Horseheads before his retirement in 1988. He was also a member of the Flint Glass Workers Union. He was past President of Elmira Heights Cinderella League, an avid stamp collector, member of Elmira Stamp Club and an avid card player. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, from 2-4:00 an 6-8:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Donald Matthews will officiate. Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Published in Star-Gazette from January 1 to January 3, 2010
CLARK –MRS. MARY JANE VANVLIET, 53, died Sunday (Apr. 6, 1930) at 7 a.m. at the family home, 213 West. Eighteenth Street, Elmira Heights. She is survived by her husband, Charles VanVliet; two daughters, Louise VanVliet and Elizabeth VanVliet at home; six brothers,, Abel Clark of Johnstown, Pa., Seth Clark of Dubois, Pa., James Burton of Corning, Charles of Tiadaghton, Pa., John Burton and Christoperh Burton of Wellsboro, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Mervin VanVliet of Tiadaghton. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the St. John Episcopal Church. The Rev. Ernest L. Harvey will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/7/1930
CLARK Melvin L. Painted Post, New York Melvin L. Clark died on June 24, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Melvin was born on July 23, 1920 in Millport, NY, and was a son to the late Floyd and Velma (Hurd) Clark. Melvin and wife, Virginia (McLaughlin) were married at St. Mary's of the Lake in Watkins Glen, New York, May 14, 1942, and recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Melvin was employed at Chemung Foundry in Elmira and retired as a Superintendent after 41 years of service. Melvin enjoyed camping and traveling with his wife. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening and the outdoors. A longtime residence of Horseheads, Melvin is survived by his wife of 64 years, Virginia (McLaughlin) Clark. Melvin is also survived by his son, James C. (Mary Catherine) Clark from Painted Post, NY; daughter, Connie Rose (Tom) Lyon from Dallas, GA; and brother, Kenneth Clark from Aurura, CO; grandchildren, Ammee (David) Robbins from Suwanee, GA, Michael Lyon from Marrietta, GA, Patrick Lyon from Gainsville, GA, Timothy (Pauline) Clark from Horseheads, NY, and Elaine (Jon) Stewart from Arlington, VA; great-grandchildren, Tyler Robbins from Suwanee, GA, Emily and Mathew Clark from Horseheads, NY, and Samantha Stewart from Arlington, VA; sisters-in-law, Annajean Clark from Horseheads, NY, Mary Clark from Horseheads, NY, Audrey Kirby from York, PA, and Marylou Guthrie from Rock Island, IL; brothers-in-law, Howard (Helen) Berry from Fort Jones, CA, William McLaughlin from Horseheads, NY, and Delvin (Margie) McLaughlin from Fort Myers, FL. Melvin is predeceased by sisters, Helen Arnold, Dorothy Berry and Winifred McLaughlin; brothers, Ralph Clark and Richard Clark; sisters-in-law, Jane Clark and Dorothy Cornell; and brother-in-law, Carl Arnold. A special recognition to Jacquelyn Herrick, Jennifer Herrick, Scott Kennedy, Jessica (William) Gitchell and their sons, Damon Herrick, Dillon Kennedy and Dawson Gitchell as they brought smiles to Melvin's face and sunshine in his heart. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY, on Saturday, July 1, 2006, at 9 a.m. Interment will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Mr. Clark through charities of one's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY 607-739-2035.
CLARK - KITTLE, Mina E.
Age 87 of Corning, formerly of Elmira, died Thursday, November 29, 2007 at Founder's Pavilion, Corning. Mina was born August 9, 1920, the daughter of Arthur D. and Frances Schoonover Clark. She is predeceased by her husband, Almon S. Kittle and sister, Mary Lee Shepard. Mina is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen E. McGee of Seneca, SC, Patricia K. and James Metelko of Corning, Margaret C. and Lawrence Pierce of Hornell, NY, and A. Jean and Kenneth Nykiel of North Canton, OH.; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, David Clark, Leslie Clark, Harry (Mildred) Clark, Fritz (Mary Alice) Clark, Teddy (Laurie) Clark, Myrtle (James) Keithline, and Mildred (Richard) Folmer. Mina was a devoted member of Horseheads United Methodist Church and a long time volunteer with Arnot Ogden Medical Center, RSVP, and Bethany Village. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, December 2, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held Monday, December 3, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Donations in Mina's memory may be directed to either Founder's Pavilion Building Fund, 205 E. First Street, Corning NY 14830, or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Mina's family would like to thank all the staff at Founder's Pavilion for their loving and professional care given to their beloved mother. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/30/2007.
CLEMENS Marion "Teddy"
The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Friday, May 1, 2009, from 1-2 p.m. Mrs. Clemen's Funeral Services will be held immediately following at 2 p.m., with Rev. Sidney Aldrich. Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/30/2009
CLEVELAND - FORSYTH Helen C.
Age 84, formerly of Rockwell Avenue in Horseheads and Villa Serene in Elmira Heights died on Friday January 1, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Helen was born on April 14, 1925 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Milo and Gladys Magaw Cleveland. She was the Secretary to Fred LeValley at LeValley-McLeod in Elmira, NY. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Mrs. Forsyth married her husband Robert C. Forsyth on May 29, 1948 and he pre-deceased her on September 25, 1994. She was also pre-deceased by her brother and sisters: Milo Cleveland; Hazel Foster; Marjorie Cleveland. Helen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Gary and Nancy Forsyth of Pine City, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Jacquelyn and Gerald Hoagland of Florence, AZ; grandchildren: Neal Forsyth and Megan Forsyth; sister: Virginia Andrews of Dunnellon, FL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Theodore Forsyth; Normagene Forsyth; Marsha (Mrs. Milo) Cleveland; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday January 6, 2010 from 7-8:30 PM. Mrs. Forsyth's Funeral Services will be held following calling hours at 8:30 PM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery on Thursday January 7, 2010. Helen's family would like to give a Special Thanks to the Doctors and Staff of St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Unit for the compassionate care of their mother and grandmother. Published in Star-Gazette from January 3 to January 5, 2010
Kenneth A. CLINE SR., 70, Elmira, NY died Wednesday, March 5, 1997 at the bath VA Medical Center, Bath, NY. Mr. Cline was born June 13, 1926 in Elmira, NY, the son of Ray Marvin Cline and Frances Sarah Woodhouse Cline. He was a veteran of WW II with the US Navy. Mr. Cline was a structural steel engineer on several projects including those at Remington Rand, American Bridge Works and a power project at Niagara Falls. He retired as a captain with Moore Protective Agency at Syracuse, NY. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth A. Jr. and Mary Cline of Horseheads, NY; daughter, Sharon Lee Deerstein of MD; two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; mother, Frances Woodhouse Cline Stone of Elmira, NY; a brother and sister-in-law; aunt, Leah Brace of Troy, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads on march 8 with the Rev. Burdette Mason officiating and interment to be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Cline.
REV. RAYMOND M. CLINE age 65 of Alpine, N.Y., Sunday, November 19, 1972. Friends may all at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Edward Mein. Maple Grove Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Frances Cline; sons, Kenneth A. Cline, Niagara Falls and John B. Cline of Swormville, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Kenneth A. Cline Jr. and John B. Cline Jr.; sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Leah) Brace of Troy, Pa. and Mrs. Henry (Hazel) Perry, North Chili, N.Y. Rev. Cline was the pastor of the Alpine Methodist Church and retired from the Shepard, Niles Crane and Hoist Co. of Montour Falls. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/20/1972
CLINE Scott J. Age 28 of 3126 Camden Ave., Horseheads, NY died Sunday, December 16, 2001. He is survived by his parents Kenneth A., Jr. and Mary C. (Smith) Cline of Horseheads; wife Tammy; son Skyler Michael; step daughter Erin Kirsten Benjamin; paternal great grandmother Frances Stone of Elmira; uncles and aunts John and Betty Cline of Rochester, Eldon and Kathy Smith of Dundee, Harold Smith of Elmira, Jane and Terry Briggs of Corning, Helen and John Puffer of Addison, Marie and Carl Eilers of Savona; special friend Terry Wenck of Elmira along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Scott was formerly employed at Rent A Center in Ithaca and currently employed at Twin Tier Rentals in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 19th from 1 to 3 PM. Funeral and Committal Services will follow at 3 PM. Rev. Raymond Fritz will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
HARRY W. COATS, age 92, formerly of Elmira, NY, died peacefully with his loving family by his side, Sunday, April 17, 2995, in Gillett, PA. Harry was born in Colley, PA, son of Charles and Bessie (Reibsam) Coats. Harry served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He retired from NYS Environmental Dept. in Elmira as a Flood Control Specialist. He was an avid hunter and longtime member of the NRA, and his favorite hobby was woodworking. Survivors include sons, Ronald (Cheryl) Coats of Canisteo, NY, and Alvin “Butch” (Elizabeth) Coats of Gillett, PA; daughter, Waneta (Edward) Strohl of Elmira; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Harry was predeceased by his wife, Sarah in 1978; daughter, Martha Ann Coats; and four sisters. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 21, 2005, from 12 p.m. to p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor John McConnell officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY, with full military honors. –Elmira Star Gazette.
KEITH COLEGROVE age 83, of Horseheads, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 19, 2014, at home. He was born on March 11, 1931 in Corning, NY to the late Hugh and Edna (Layton) Colegrove. Keith was predeceased by his wife, Alice Colegrove; twin brother, Kenneth Colegrove; and sisters, Dorothy Miller and Frances Maynard. He is survived by his sons, Keith R. Colegrove and Karle White, both of FL; daughter, Joanne (Andrew) Foster of Elmira; grandchildren, Scott (Amanda) Hayes and Kim (Les) Sills; and great-grandchildren, Trevor, Ryan, Hannah and Spencer. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 22nd, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held privately and at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Horseheads Animal Shelter and the Alzeimer’s Association. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/21/2014
OSCAR O. COLLINS, 70 of Horseheads RD 3 Saturday, Jan. 20, 1951. Survived by wife, Mrs. Myra Collins; daughter, Miss Laura May Collins, both at home; sister, Mrs. Stanley Robertson; brothers, Donald and William Collins, all of Van Etten; several nieces and nephews. The boy is at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads where funeral will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. The Rev. Charles W. Fryer. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Telegram 1/21/1951
COLLSON - MRS. SARAH COLLSON JESSUP died this morning, July 23, 1923 at 7 o'clock at the family home in Horseheads, aged 85 years. She is survived by two sons, William L or Horseheads and Forest of Big Flats; four daughters, Miss Jennie L. Jessup of Elmira, Mrs. Elsie VanHouten of Sullivanville, Mrs. Maud Kimble of Veteran, and Mrs. Mary Jennings of Elmira; a brother A. P. Collson of Hornell; a sister, Mrs. Mary LaBarr of Los Angeles, Ca. ; eighteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the home of William Jessup at Horseheads, Wednesday at 2 o'clock. Burial in the Maple Grove cemetery. (Presume this was in the Elmira Newspaper) - Linda Kimble Francisco, email@example.com
ALVAH P. COMFORT, 60, a resident of Horseheads, died Wednesday morning, August 31, 1938 at Blossburg, Pa. of injuries received in an accident. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Leona Stansfield and Mrs. Mary Thomas of Horseheads; two sons, Lloyd and Joseph Comfort of Horseheads; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clara Ingals of Covington, Pa.; two brothers, George Comfort of Horseheads and Sruell Comfort of Covington, Pa. Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m. in the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/31/1938
RAYMOND P. COMFORT of 1206 Hall St. (July 7, 1957) Funeral today at 2 p.m. at Ballard Funeral Home. Elmira Heights, the Rev. Robert A. Delorme. Pallbearers: Franklin Gilbert, Glen and Jack Hulslander, Frank Kwasnick, Howard Howland and Glen Somers. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Military rites will be accorded. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/1957
COMPTON - BILLS, Priscilla Compton, Age 82, formerly of Big Flats, New York, died Sunday, March 30, in Beverly, Massachusetts. Mrs. Bills had been living for the past seven years in the seaside community of Beverly near her daughter, Georgia Bills and son-in-law, Wes Slate. She is also survived by her son, R. John Bills and wife, Ruth of Hector, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard (Dick) Bills in 1982. She and her husband enjoyed many years of service and activities together for the Elmira Heights Rotary including special fundraising activities for Camp Star. They were also quite active in politics and campaigning for the Republican Party. She is survived by her brother, James Compton and wife, Ernie of Lake Charles, Louisiana. She was the very proud grandmother of Kate Bills Woods, Jennifer Bills and Richard Bills Slate. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads, NY on Sat., Apr. 5, 2008, from 11:30-1:00 p.m. Her service will follow calling hours there at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Interment will follow beside her late husband in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to Camp Star c/o Marianne Kalec, CCTC P.O. Box 1522, Elmira, NY 14902. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/2/2008.
CONKLIN - STRONG
Norma E. Age 88 of 3179 S. Main St. Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday, January 16, 2002. Mrs. Strong was born October 14, 1913 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late John and Freida Hungerford Conklin. Norma married her husband, Edwin M. Strong, who pre-deceased her on March 24, 1980. She was also pre-deceased by her son, Cpl. Jack Swan U.S.M.C. who was killed in Vietnam on July 29, 1968; her daughter Sally Strong who died on November 11, 2001; her grandson, Michael Edward Strong, who died on November 23, 1977; her brother, William H. Conklin, who died on December 7, 1981 as well as her sister, Marian F. Ryan, who died on July 19, 1998. Mrs. Strong is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Budd E. & Carole Strong of Horseheads, NY and Lawrence & Reann Strong of Minden, LA; daughters and son-in-law: Joan & Richard B. Haynes of Elmira, NY and Shirley Schmick of Apex, NC; sister: Floretta Conklin of Elmira, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Dale & Peggy Conklin of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law: Thomas Strong of Arizona; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. It was Mrs. Strong's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Private Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home at the convenience of the family. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Norma through memorials to a charity of own's choice.
CONKLIN Ray W.
Age 86 of Big Flats, NY died on Saturday November 22, 2008 at the Bath VA Medical Center. Ray was a Veteran of WW II serving his country with The US Navy. He married his wife, Vivian Bartell Conklin, on August 21, 1948 and she pre-deceased him on July 1, 1993. Ray was a retired tool and die maker at Westinghouse Corporation in Horseheads, NY. Mr. Conklin was a volunteer driver for The American Red Cross in Elmira, NY. He was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads and The Lions Club. He is survived by his brother: LaVerne J. Conklin of Lancaster, PA; sister-in-law: Patricia (Mrs. Allan) Hruda of Camillus, NY; brother-in-law: Robert E. Bartell of San Antonio, Texas; 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 Tuesday November 25, 2008 from 11 AM - 1 PM. Mr. Conklin's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 PM. Ray will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Vivian in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers or those wishing may remember Ray through memorials to SPCA Route 352 Elmira, New York 14903 or The Agape Veterinary Clinic c/o The Horseheads Animal Shelter 150 Wygant Road Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/23/2008
CONKLIN Robert Jr.
Age 60 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday September 20, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY after a brief illness. Bob was born on February 15, 1947 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Robert Conklin Sr. and Madalyn E. Marshall (Conklin-Clarke). He was a maintenance worker for Elcor Health Services for 17 years and he was also employed at Castle Drycleaners in Elmira, NY for many years. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his brother Gary L. Conklin. Bob is survived by his sister and brother-in-law: Robin M. & Brian Morrell of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Carolyn & Edward Ryan of Horseheads, NY; Special Uncle and friend: Elwin P. Marshall of Horseheads, NY; several nieces and one nephew, several aunts and one uncle, several grand nephews and a host of caring friends. It was Bob's wish that there be no calling hours or services. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Bob through memorials to the SPCA Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/23/2007.
CONKRITE Mark E
Conkrite, Mark E., age 71 of 5076 Parrot Hill Rd., Cayuta, NY Wednesday, April 1, 1992. Calling hours will be Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home. Funeral & Committal Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with the rev. Donald L. Roe officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association in Mr. Conkrite’s memory. He is survived by wife, A. Irene (Wilson) Conkrite; son, David (Linda) Conkrite of McGraw, NY, daughters, Joy (Robert) Bates of Cayuta, Patricia (Anthony) Messina of Springwater, NY; 6 grandchildren; sister in law Lucile Lewis and niece, Connie (Kurt) Kunze, both of Williamsport, Pa. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 2b, Thu., 2 April 1992)
COOK - Mrs. Isabelle R. Lattin
Center St. Cafeteria Worker - Age 67, of Prospect Hill Rd. Horseheads on Sat., Dec 26, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Her family includes her husband of 49 years, John R. Lattin; daughters & sons-in-law, Deborah (William) Gunderman of Elmira Heights, NY, Donna (Dave) Backus of Cayuta, NY; sons & daughters-in-law, John Jr. (Etta) Lattin of Anchorage Ak, Steven (Tammy James) Lattin of Elmira, NY, Keith (Terri) Lattin of Groton, NY, Dennis Lattin of Colorado, Lora Lattin of Horseheads, NY; thirteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; aunts, Jean (Ola) Williams of Horseheads, NY & Frances Best of Odessa, NY. Mrs. Lattin was a loving & devoted wife, mother, & grandmother who was also an Avid Bingo player. She had also worked as a Kitchen Aide in the Cafeteria of Horseheads Center Street School. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tues., Dec. 29, 1998 from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 PM. Her funeral service will take place at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:00 PM with the Rev. David Martin officiating. Private interment will take place on Wed. in Maple Grove Cemetery.
COON - CAREY, Geraldine E. Age 75, of First Street, Horseheads, NY, died on Friday evening, October 31, 2003 at her home, surrounded by her loving family members. Mrs. Carey was born on November 10, 1927 in Granville Summit, PA, the daughter of the late William J. and Lena Smith Coon. Mrs. Carey is survived by her husband, Gordon Arlin Carey; son and daughter-in-law, William Arlin and Jan Carey Sr. of Horseheads, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Judy Lynn and Gerald Tompkins of Addison, NY grandchildren, Bill Carey, Kim Hogan, Karen Mosher, Sarah Sempler and Ryhan Sempler; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Louise (John) Swanson of Horseheads, NY, and Joan Livermore of Stevens City, VA; sister-in-law, Anor Coon of Horseheads, NY; brothers-in-law, Edward Eldrett and Paul Ryan; and several nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Carey was predeceased by her grandson, Kevin Tompkins; brothers, Howard L. Coon, William C. Coon and Larry D. Coon; and sisters, Bernice Eldrett and Phyllis Ryan. Mrs. Carey retired from Horseheads Central School. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Her funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home following visitation at 3 p.m. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY, at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 185 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Elmira Star-Gazette Listed on 11/02/03
COON - BALDWIN
Thelma C. Age 93, of Camden Ave., Horseheads, NY, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, in Hudson, FL. Mrs. Baldwin was born Oct. 21, 1913 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Laurence and Harriet (Ball) Coon. Mrs. Baldwin was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church in Horseheads. She was predeceased by her husband, Bert Baldwin in 1999; and is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Wayne Tressler of Spring Hills, FL, Rose Marie and Carmen Divincenzo of Horseheads, NY, and Darline and John Bahantka of Horseheads, NY; half sister, Helen DePrimo of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Scott Tressler, Joel (Ellen) Tressler, Patricia (David) Douglass, Joe (Barbara) Divincenzo, Mark (Maricel) Divincenzo, Michael Divincenzo, Jeff Divincenzo, Ann Marie Bahantka, John (Sandra) Bahantka, Michael (Marta) Bahantka; 14 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose gentle touch we'll always love and remember. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., January 31, 2007, from 1-3:00 and 5-7:00 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place at the funeral home on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. with The Rev. Jeremiah Ayers officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads.
COON, William J. Age 81, of No.15 Pine Valley Trailer Court, Pine Valley, NY., Thursday, August 5, 1976 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. At Mr. Coon’s request there will be no calling hours. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Saturday 11 a.m. Rev. Ann Palmer officiating of the the West Burlington, Pa., Methodist Church. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial to the American Cancer Society. He is survived by wife of 60 years, Mrs Lena Smith Coon, daughters, Mrs. John (Louise) Swanson, Concord, Calif., Mrs. Edward (Bernice) Eldrett, of Tower City, Pa., Mrs. Gordon (Geraldine) Carey, of Horseheads, Mrs. Paul (Phyllis) Ryan, of Bellfonte, Pa., Mrs. Norman (Joan) Livermore, of Winchester, Virginia. Sons, William C., of Pine City, Larry D., of Horseheads. 19 grandchildren. 11 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. Mr. Coon was a retired employee of the Elmira School Board.The Elmira Star Gazette – 5 Aug 1976
COOPER - Mrs. Cora M. Fitzgerald of Pine City RD 2, formerly of Erin. Sunday evening, Jan. 17, 1954. Survived by daughters, Mrs. C. E. Cooper of Elmira, Mrs. Albert Wheeler of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. Raymond Wheeler and Mrs. Earl Wheeler both of Pine City, sons, James, Robert and John of Elmira, Percy of Trumansburg, N. Y.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Sons Funeral Home where friends are invited to call Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p. m., and where funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Merton Fitzgerald, a grandson of Trumansburg, will officiate. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. (Chemung Valley Reporter, Pg. 9, Mon. 18 Jan 1954) (she was a daughter of Calton K. & Carrie V. Hammond Cooper)
ROGER RAY COOPER age 79 of Horseheads, NY, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014. Roger was born on January 10, 1935, son of the late Ray Sweet Cooper and Dorothy Toor Cooper. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his grandson, Thomas Richard Carrier. Roger is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Pysher) Cooper, and were to celebrate 51 years of marriage this October 12; his children, Kathleen (Thomas) Carrier of Horseheads, NY, Patricia Klawonn of Knoxville, TN, and Nancy (Sean) Ryan of Webster, NY; grandchildren, Matthew Klawonn, Olivia Klawonn, Joshua Ryan and Gracie Ryan. Roger graduated from Horseheads High School in 1952 and went on to earn a BA from Cornell University in 1956 (where he played saxophone for Cornell's Big Red Band), and a Law Degree from Syracuse University in 1959. His professional legal experience spanned 47 years, beginning with Kenneth L. Shull Law Offices in Horseheads, NY. He then went on to found the Roger R. Cooper Law Office in Horseheads where he was Sole Practitioner from 1972 - 1995, and then Senior Partner and Of Counsel for Cooper and Pautz Law Office. Roger also practiced Title and Abstracting for 28 years and was the Town of Horseheads Justice of the Peace for 32 years and Horseheads Village Justice for 15 years. He was a member of several Legal Associations including the New York State Bar Association, Chemung County Bar Association (President 1994), Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity and the New York State Magistrates Association. Civic activities were also important to Roger as he was a Life Member of Kiwanis Club International, was a Charter Member of the Kiwanis Club of Horseheads (President from 1971-1972) and served as Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis' Chemung Division from 1976-1977. Roger also served as Chairman of the Finance Committee and Team Leaders Council of the United Methodist Church of Webster, NY. An avid sports fan, Roger loved his Syracuse Orangemen, Atlanta Braves, and Detroit Lions. He especially loved rooting for the Orange - GO SU! Private services will be held at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, with interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kiwanis Club of Horseheads, P.O. Box 239, Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/5/2014
COPELAND - HAMILTON
Lois A. (Copeland) Age 66, and formerly of Mathews Circle, Horseheads, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at Barton's Rest Home in Elmira where she had resided. She was the daughter of the late Harry Powers Copeland and Wilma Eileen (Magart) Copeland. She was born October 29, 1939 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and lived in Spokane, Washington for 6 years before marrying an airman. She is survived by her sisters, Carol Louise and her husband, Donald Ziegler, of Rathdrum, Idaho, Sharon Lea and her husband, Harold Severson, of Snohomish, Washington; her foster son, Theodore Alan Osterhout and his wife, Karen, of Binghamton, New York; her ex-husband, John Alexander Hamilton and his wife, Sarah, of Leesburg, Florida; her grandson, Eric Ryan Speicher of Andover, NY; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Lois was a 1969 graduate of Wilkes College (now Wilkes University), Wilkes-Barre, PA, and a 1974 graduate of Elmira College, Elmira, NY. She taught elementary students for 25 years (2 years in Watkins Glen and 23 in the Addison Central School District, from which she retired in 1994). She was a member of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, a 25-year member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, for which she participated as a teacher of her peers at several summer workshops and annual meetings. Lois was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Horseheads, NY, where she sang in the choir and printed thousands of certificates for the Horseheads Christian School, a ministry of the church. Her love, her thoughtfulness, her friendliness and her willingness to help others were her most memorable characteristics. Her aim in life was that the light of Jesus should shine through her. She was told by one of her caregivers during her long stay in St. Joseph's Hospital in 2005: "The love of Jesus in you draws me to you." Her generous love was an inspiration to many of those who knew her. Friends are invited to call in the First Baptist Church of Horseheads, 2293 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, from 6-7:00 where her memorial service will follow there in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Robert Finch officiating. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lois' name to the First Baptist Church in Horseheads. Barber Funeral Home of Horseheads is in care of the arrangements.
COPP -ELNORA “LEE” MORGAN, age 76 of Horseheads, NY, died Wednesday, August 13, 1997. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, LaVerne Morgan, Sr.; her children: Charles Nichols, Jr. of Horseheads, NY, Joseph Nichols of Florida, James (Maria) Nichols of Massachusetts, Richard (Linda) Nichols of Oklahoma, LaVerne (Nadine) Morgan, Jr. of Horseheads, and Kathy (Bob) Tremaine of Elmira; son-in-law, Carl Tremaine of Florida; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Audrey Miller of Horseheads; brother, Ernest (Pat) Roucek of Pine City; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Merill and Bonnie Morgan of Wellsburg, NY, Dean Morgan of Canton, PA, Margaret Morgan of Mansfield, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. "Lee" was predeceased by her daughters: Barbara Nichols of Horseheads, Barbara Tremaine of Florida, brother, Burdette Copp of California; sister-in-law, Enid Ingerick of Florida; and brother-in-law, Ellis Morgan of Mansfield, PA. Lee loved to go camping and loved spending time with her family. Family and friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Friday, August 15, 1997 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mrs. Morgan's funeral services will be held at the funeral home, Saturday, August 16, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Carl K. Johnson will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette.
ALPHEUS COREY, 72 of 271 W. Eight St., Elmira Heights, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1958. Survived by wife, Mrs. Armanda Corey; sons, Leon of Elmira Heights and Lester of Horseheads; daughters, Mrs. Lillian Welch of Horseheads and Mrs. Lucy Philo of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Levi Goodrich of Corning; brother, Alanson of Fernwood, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Body at Wolf Funeral Home. Calling hours today after 7 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert A. Delorme. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/29/1958
COREY Neal R.
Age 69 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Thursday September 24, 2009. Neal was born on October 29, 1939 in Elmira, NY the son of Lester and Lucille Wolfgram Corey. He was a member of the Town and Country Fire Department for 1 year and a member of the Elmira Heights Fire Department for 41 years. Mr. Corey was a School Crossing Guard at Cohen School for many years and worked at Lowe's Home Improvement. He was a former newspaper carrier for the Elmira Star Gazette. Neal was an avid Buffalo Bills Fan and loved bowling. He was pre-deceased by his father Lester J. Corey on April 23, 1975, his brother Kyle L. Corey on June 14, 1979 and his niece Jennice Maggesse in 1976; mother-in-law: Eva Carpenter; brother-in-law: Clifford Carpenter. Mr. Corey is survived by his loving wife Erma Jean Carpenter Corey; son: Robert Neal Corey of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Penny and Howard Golden of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Brittany Lynn Decker Corey of Elmira, NY; Derek Dutton of Beaver Dams, NY; great granddaughter: Jorga Lynn Leonard of Alpine, NY; mother: Lucille Wolfgram Corey of Elmira, NY; brothers and sisters: Gary and Vicky Corey of Germany; Sylvia Mason of Elmira, NY; Daryl Corey of Port Orange, FL; Lester J. Corey Jr. of Conover, N.C.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lillian and Alan Comfort Sr. of Elmira, NY; William and Vivian Carpenter of LaSalle, Michigan; Merle and Gayle Carpenter of Elmira, NY; Myrtle Kleiner of Elkland, PA; several step grandchildren; step great grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends including special friends Linda, Jerry, and Robert Fochler; Andrew Radio; Chad and Pat Pollack. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday September 28, 2009 from 7-9 PM. Neal's Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday September 29, 2009 at the Funeral Home at 11 AM with the Pastor David Sullivan officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Published in Star-Gazette from September 26 to September 27, 2009
CORLEY Patricia M. Chimileski
of Horseheads, NY died peacefully in the comfort of her home on July 30, 2013 after a fight with cancer at the age of 65. Pat was born October 25, 1947 in Elmira, NY a daughter of the late Martin and Ann Stopka Corley. She is survived by Donald, her loving husband of 32 years; devoted son Jim Negri of NYC; sisters, Carol (John) Miller of Henrico, VA and Elizabeth (Gary) Corley of Odessa, NY; nieces, Kristen (Lee) Householder, Lisa (John) Nagle and Elizabeth (Brett) Siebenhar; great nieces and nephews, Cassidy, Elizabeth, Glen, Donovan and Brady; special K-9 friend Willie Mays, as well as several cousins. Pat enjoyed spending time at Lake Ondawa in Big Pond, PA with her husband and loved to volunteer with Reins of Hope and St. Matthew's Browse and Buy. Pat was an avid book reader and often imagined living in Mayberry or Cabot Cove. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to a Mass of Requiem at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 408 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 11AM with Rev. Elizabeth Boesen. She will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery immediately following. Those wishing to remember Pat may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one's choice Star Gazette – August 1, 2013
CORNISH - Mrs. J. Joseph Searles of Horseheads RD 2, Survived by husband; daughters, Mrs. Mildred Mansfield of Watkins Glen, Mrs. Harry Phillips of Elmira, Mrs. Gilbert Bacher of Barbeton, Ohio, Mrs William Vetter of Bristol, Pa., Mrs. Francis Wood of Horseheads RD 2, Mrs. Charles Burchard of Watkins Glen; sons, Horace of Watkins Glen, Henry of Cranbury, NJ, Raymond of Elmira, Lawrence of Watkins Glen, Frank of Watkins Glen; brother, Charles Cornish of Elmira; 27 grandchildren. Funeral at VanBuskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads, Monday, 3 p.m. Rev. O. Glenn McKinley. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. (Note: Her given name was Hattie Eva Cornish, born August 24, 1875, the daughter of Alonzo Cornish and Mary Campbell. She died December 28, 1945.) Newspaper unknown - Linda Kimble Francisco - firstname.lastname@example.org
COURTRIGHT Sandra L.
Age 64 of Allentown, PA formerly of Horseheads, NY died
on Monday March 1, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown, PA. Sandra was born May 2, 1945 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Stephen W. and Florence B. Marsh Courtright. Sandy was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1963. She began her career with Wickes Lumber in Horseheads, NY after high school and retired as an Administrative Coordinator with Wickes Corporation in Allentown, PA. Sandy was pre-deceased by her parents, her sister Janice Childers, her brother Stephen E. Courtright, her aunts and uncles Edna & Leigh Woodhouse, Lila & Robert Smith, Donald & Gavina Marsh, Earl & Erma Marsh, Claude Marsh, Francis Courtright, Fred Courtright, and George & Alice Strait. Sandy loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. One of Sandy's greatest pleasures was her friendship with singer Bobby Rydell and following his career since she was a teenager. Sandy was a Vice President of The Bobby Rydell Fan Club and attended many of his shows. She loved to read and maintained her many friendships throughout her life. Sandy is survived by her sisters Sharon Buck of Dayton, Ohio and Mary Lou Courtright of Horseheads, NY; nieces and nephews: Megan Buck McDermott, Erik & Michelle Buck, Edwin Childers Jr., Robert & Michelle Childers, and Stephen L. & Marcy Courtright; eleven great nieces and nephews and one great great nephew; aunts: Hilda Marsh of Elmira Heights, NY, Wanda Courtright of Horseheads, NY, and Thelma Courtright of Pennsylvania; several cousins and a host of caring friends. Private Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Sandy will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Those wishing may remember Sandy through memorials to The American Lung Association or a charity of one's choice. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.8.2010
COURTRIGHT Stephen Emmet
61, of Viera, FL died on June 8, 2008 in the In-patient Hospice Care Unit of the Wuesthoff Medical Center Rockledge, FL after a short illness. Stephen was born in Elmira, NY on April 19, 1947, the only son of Stephen W. and Florence Marsh Courtright. Stephen was raised in Horseheads, NY and was a 1965 Graduate of Horseheads High School. In May of 1966 he enlisted in the Air Force where he spent 21 years in various assignments including a tour of duty in Viet Nam. Stephen retired from the Air Force in 1987 as a Tech Sergeant. He then went to work for Northrop Corporation in Los Angeles, CA and spent approximately four years in Torrence, CA before transferring to Melbourne, FL with Northrop-Grumman Corporation in the early 1990's. At the time of his death, he was Logistic Supportability Analysis Manager in the Aerospace Defense Industry for Northrop-Grumman Corporation. Stephen was an avid golfer. He is survived by his mother, Florence Courtright of Elmira, NY, his son, Stephen L. (Marcy) Courtright, granddaughters Allison and Kaitlyn, grandsons Jacob, Zachary, and Stephen C. all of Panama City, FL, sisters Sharon Buck of Dayton, OH, Sandra Courtright of Allentown, PA, and MaryLou Courtright of Horseheads, NY. He is also survived by one niece, three nephews, aunts and several cousins. He was predeceased by his father Stephen W. and his sister Janice Childers. There will be no calling hours. A gravesite committal service, officiated by Rev. Paul D. Mills, with Military Honors will take place on Friday, July 18, 2008, 11 AM in Maple Grove Cemetery, Broad Street, Horseheads, NY. In Lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Stephen may do so by making donations to the American Lung Association or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/13/2008
COVEY –MRS. LELA MILLER, 55, of 230 North St., Horseheads. Tuesday night, Dec. 12, 1950. Survived by husband, Martin Miller; daughters, Mrs. George Crouch of Campbell, Mrs. Clayton Hamilton of Horseheads, Mrs. Norman Fralick, Miss Doris Miller, both at home, Mrs. George Gee of Big Flats; sons, Richard and Donald Miller, both at home; sister, Mrs. Albert Carl of Sayre, Pa.; brothers, Claude and Leonard Covey, both of Ulster, Pa., Carroll Covey of Towanda, Pa. The body is at the Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads where funeral will be held Friday 2 p.m. The Rev. Earl A. Noyes, Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Advertiser 12/13/1950
COVINGTON Margaret C. BERGER
Age 88 of Broad St. in Horseheads and recently of Hellertown, PA died Saturday February 2, 2013 after a brief illness. She was the second of ten children, Margaret was born on December 13, 1924 in Luzerne, KY to Christopher Denton and Veda Chloe (Lovell) Covington. Margaret came to live with an aunt in Elmira at the age of 16 because there were no jobs in Kentucky. During WWII, Margaret worked in an airplane factory as "Rosie the Riveter". After the war, she worked at Bendix-Eclipse and Remington Rand in Elmira, NY. It was at Bendix that she met her future husband, Robert C. Berger who predeceased Margaret on December 3, 2008. The first time he saw her, he told a co-worker that Margaret was the girl he was going to marry. They were married in Green's Chapel, Greenville, KY, on June 30, 1946 and were married for 62 years. Margaret also attended cosmetology school and received a beautician's license, working as a hairdresser (and cutting her sons' hair) for many years. Margaret was devoted to her church, Calvary Baptist Church, now Lighthouse Baptist Church in Horseheads. A charter member, she served the church for fifty years in many different capacities: Sunday School teacher and superintendent, Pioneer Girls Leader, Vacation Bible School and Deaconess. For the past 13 months, Margaret was living at Saucon Valley Manor, an assisted-living facility in Hellertown, PA, to be near family. She is survived by sons, Robert D. (Donna) Berger of Springtown, PA, Ronald (Susan) Berger of Cazenovia, NY; grandchildren, Adam T. (Sabrina) Berger, Emily K. (Todd) Guill, and Julia L. Berger; great grandchildren, Aidan, Rowan, Piper and Marlo Berger; brother, Larry Wayne (Sharon) Covington of Louisville, KY; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Wednesday February 6, 2013 from 3-5:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at the funeral home at 5:00 p.m. Private interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Those wishing may remember Margaret with memorials in her name to Lighthouse Baptist Church 209 Gardner Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Star Gazette – February 5, 2013
COWEN Helen Cowen (1947 - 2011)
Age 63 of Elmira Heights, NY died Friday, January 14, 2010 at home. She was predeceased by her sister Alice Cowen and is survived by her brother John Cowen of Big Flats and dear friends Lois Foster of Elmira and Rochelle Robins of CA. Helen retired from Griswold's Florist. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, January 21st from 1 to 2 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 2 pm. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – January 20, 2011
COX Herbert F. Age 86 of Clair Blvd Horseheads on Sat. Jan 5, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. predeceased were his spouses Gwendolyn, Louise, and Eveline, also a daughter Nina Neil. His surviving family include, daughter, Gloria Cox of Middletown, CA, Son, William (Chris) Cox of LaGrangeville, NY, stepdaughter, Linda (John) Ciccora of Horseheads, and stepson, Robert (Aggie) Hatch of Tioga, NY; along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren Herb was a member of the Local Carpenters Union and for many years was self-employed with Herb's Home Repair Service. A veteran of WWII, serving in the US Air Force, Herb was also a member of the American Legion Bentley Trumble Post # 442 in Horseheads. Herb was also an over 30 year member of the Lions Club in Big Flats and member of the Horseheads First United Methodist Church in Horseheads. Friends are invited to call at the First United Methodist Church 1034 W. Broad St. Horseheads on Sunday January 13, 2002 from 2-3:00 p.m. His funeral service will follow there in church at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to the First United Methodist Church Living Memorial Endowment, Fund 1034 W. Broad St. Horseheads NY 14845 or to the American Lung Association Finger Lakes Region, Inc. 1595 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14620
COX Phyllis Cox CHAPMAN
Age 94 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Friday August 23, 2013. She was born in Elmira, NY on September 14, 1918 the daughter of the late Henry G. and Mabel Morrow Cox. She was pre-deceased by her husband Clarence F. Chapman on May 2, 1963 and by her son James A. Chapman on February 25, 2011. Phyllis is survived by her sons and daughter -in-law: William and Renae Chapman of Tuscon, AZ; Richard Chapman of Lima, NY; Robert Chapman of Elmira, NY; daughters and son-in-law: Carol and Bill Ewert of Livonia, NY; Sharon Chapman of Elmira, NY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Tuesday August 27, 2013 at 1PM at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where she will be laid to rest next her loving husband. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – August 25, 2013
CRAIN - GOODEMOTE Joyce A.
Age 70, of Horseheads, NY, died on Monday, October 22, 2007, at home. She was born on August 31, 1937 in Elmira, NY, to the late Clifford and Alice (Seymour) Crain. Joyce was predeceased by her husband, David Goodemote; daughter, Kelly; and brother, Rodney Crain. Survivors include her son, Charles (Sandra) Hicks of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Nicole and Daniel Hicks of Rochester, NY; brother, Clifford (Christine) Crain of Buchanan, VA; sisters, June (George) Rought of Cuba, NY, and Joan Shell of Roanoke, VA; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Vandy and Ken Green of Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Joyce on Thursday, October 25th at 11 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joyce's name can be made to a charity of one's choice.
- CURTIS Hazel Fiala
Age 100 of Vero Beach, Florida formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Friday October 26, 2007. Hazel was born January 25, 1907 the daughter of the late Charles E. and Myra A. Kent Crandell. She married her husband Dominic Fiala who pre-deceased her on April 30, 1962. Hazel was also pre-deceased by her second husband Norton Curtis and by her son David D. Fiala who died on August 31, 2007. Hazel was a retired real estate agent with The Blauvelt Gallery of Homes in Horseheads, NY. Hazel is survived by her daughter-in-law: Judy Kosloski Fiala of Roseland, Florida; grandchildren: Jackie Fiala Sanders & Phil Sanders of Indianapolis, Indiana, Timothy & Mary Beth Fiala of Horseheads, NY, Thomas Fiala of Michigan, and Ralph Fiala of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including her nephew Crocker & Rev. Sandy Curtis of Hammondsport, NY. Gravesite Committal Services will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY on Friday November 16, 2007 at 9 AM with the Rev. Sandy Curtis officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/11/2007.
CRANE Richard H. "Dick"
Age 72 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Sunday May 29, 2011 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Dick was born December 21, 1938 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Herbert and Beatrice LeBarron Crane. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Joan S. Crane; step-sons and daughters-in-law: Scott (Susan) Stafford and George D. (Carol) Stafford, and special nephew John (Mary) Landis; step grandchildren: Amanda Stafford, Ann (Michael) Kempster and their son Mark, Matthew Stafford and a special (granddaughter) niece Kristin (Dale) Osenbach and their children; sister: Shirley (Richard) Gentili; brothers: David Crane and Howard (Ann) Crane of Washington and Canada. Dick is also survived by his special niece Gillian Hansen and family of Alberta, Canada and others nephews and nieces including step-nieces and nephews Janice Anvoots, Clinton (Bonnie) Landis, and Sharon (Tom) Clark; cousins: Sally Ward and Iris Berguson. Dick would want the following friends mentioned Kenneth Carrigan, Duane (Sharon) Tubbs, Ellen Murphy, Fred (Sharon) Lambert, Marda McElhaney, Lee Phelan, Edward (Beverly) Novick and Candice Bailey, as well as Paul Danielson and other co-workers at Corning Inc. Dick was employed 41 years at Corning Inc. and enjoyed his work as a Research Technologist and was very dedicated to his work as well as helping others as a Peer Advisor. He was honored to have inventor-scientist, Dr. Frank Hyde, join him with interest in Dick's experiments. Dr. Hyde visited Corning Inc. when possible following his retirement. Dick achieved a Patent for Corning Inc. before his retirement. He would have received a 50th Year Award from Corning Inc. on June 23, 2011. He served his country with The U.S. Air Force as a Flight Engineer first stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia where he served with The Honor Guard. Then he joined The 1st Tac Recon Wing serving in Germany, England, and Spain. Dick was a member of American Legion Post # 154 in Elmira Heights, NY. Dick married his wife, Joan Landis Stafford Crane, on May 26, 1973 and they celebrated their 38th Wedding on May 26, 2011. Dick later became devoted to the teachings of Bill W. and his family was proud of his recovery and how much he helped young and old who needed encouragement to fight this deadly disease. In later years he enjoyed going to Bob Evans of Corning to eat and appreciate the friendliness of all who worked there and were patrons. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday June 1, 2011 from 7 to 8:30 PM and on Thursday June 2, 2011 from 1 to 2:30 PM. Dick's Funeral and Committal Services will be held following calling hours at 2:30 PM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Flowers are acceptable or memorial donations may be made in Dick's memory to The American Cancer Society 1316 College Avenue Elmira, NY 14901 or to The American Heart Association . Star Gazette – June 2, 2011
CRANMER - MILLER, Carolyn E.
Age 68, of Elmira, and formerly of Horseheads, died surrounded by her loving family on Thurs., March 13, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Carolyn was born Aug. 19, 1939 in Hornell, NY, the twin daughter to the late Joseph and Velma (Prentice) Cranmer. She was raised in Canisteo and graduated from Canisteo High School in 1957. Locally in Horseheads, she was retired from LRC Electronics, Augat and Thomas & Betts. She was a member of the Buena Vista Wesleyan Church in Canisteo, NY. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Craig) Field of Horseheads, NY, Kim (Robert) Hutchison of Raleigh, NC, with their four children; twin sister, Caroline Cranmer of Elmira, NY, with her daughter, Pam (Dana Riker) Nicholson, her son, Ryan; sister, Catherine Norton of Canisteo, NY, and daughter, Cynthia; cousins, Eleanor (Gerald) Williams of Oxford, NY, and Gerald (Helen) Freeland of Canisteo. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Harold Norton. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Saturday, March 22, 2008, from 2-4:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at the funeral home at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dan Pickering officiating. Interment will take place privately in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, at the convenience of her family. Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Falck Cancer Unit, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/16/2008 - 3/20/2008.
CRANS William F.
Age 82, formerly of Elmira Heights and Hector, NY, died on Sunday, August 23, 2009. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home; Rev. Richard Hack officiating. Burial will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Bill was born in Elmira, the son of William and Gladys Crans. He was predeceased by his parents; also wife, Marleah Crans in 2003; and grandchildren, Elizabeth and Peter Crans. He is survived by his children, Charlene (Theodore) Murdock of Bradenton, FL, Darryl (Sheri) Crans of Big Flats, David (Kathy) Crans of Watkins Glen, and Debbie (E.A.) Downey of Salem, VA; sister, Marilyn Crans Lindgren of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Wendy Reid, Kevin Murdock, Jessica Crans, Amanda Crans, Renea Downey, Melissa Downey, and Adam, Rose, Sarah and Brandi Crans; and special friend, Gerald Tobey. He honorably served in WWII in the US Navy; and retired from Hardinge Brothers in 1984. Bill was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Horseheads, and American Legion Post #154 of Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/25/2009
Merritt H. Age 93, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Merritt was born in Interlaken, NY, son of the late Arthur and Ola (Hill) Craven. Merritt retired from Albee Truck Inc. in Elmira after many years of service. Survivors include his wife, Virginia (Thornton) of 64 lovely years; daughter, Gloria (William) Proper of Elmira; son, Philip (Charlene) Craven of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Susan Brown of SC, Debbie (Tom) Clinton of SC, William (Carrie) Proper of AZ, Donna Proper of SC, Brian (Kelly) Craven of MD and Rebecca (Michael) Morris of GA; five great-grandchildren. It was Merritt's request that services were to be held private to the family with Rev. Horace Stoddard officiating. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to one's choice in memory of Merritt.
CRAWLEY LOUISE GIUDICE, age 78 of Horseheads passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014. She was born January 27, 1936 in Lamesa, TX. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Vincent Giudice; daughters, Debbie Mitchell of Canton, GA, Donna Lazeski of Wilmington, NC, Sandra Giudice also of Canton, GA; grandchildren, Stephanie Mitchell, Matt and Phil Lazeski, and Emily and Elizabeth Kelley; sisters, Judy (Robert) Tull of Albuquerque, NM, Jean Ann Crawley of Burleson, TX; brother, Richard (Paula) Crawley of Austin, TX and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Douglas Johnston. Louise was a longtime and dedicated member of the Community Wesleyan Church in Horseheads. She was a member of the senior ministry club, former Sunday school teacher and church board member. She was retired from the Horseheads Central School District where she was their purchasing agent. Her hobbies include: family gatherings, cooking, gardening, reading, cross stitching and table games with family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Community Wesleyan Church 2095 Grand Central Ave. Horseheads on Saturday October 25, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 pm. Her service will follow there at 4:00 pm. The Rev. Elwyn Patrick will officiate. Burial service will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads on Monday October 27, 2014 at 10:00 am. Those wishing may remember Louise with memorial in her name to Leukemia And Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310 White Plains, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/24/2014
CROUT Arnold E.
Age 72, of Pine Valley, NY, died Sat., Nov. 19, 2011, at Schuyler Hospital. Arnold was born Dec. 17, 1938 in Montour Falls, NY, a son to Clayton and Belva (Goultry) Crout. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carole (McCabe) Crout; children, Timothy (Laurie) Crout of Horseheads, Thomas (Elizabeth) Crout of Horseheads, Teri (David) Pitbladdo of Corning, Todd (Karen) Crout of Horseheads, Tammy (Melton) Varner of Ridgeville, SC and Troy (Nicole) Crout of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Kara Teeter and Jennifer (Shane) Leonberger, Shawn Crout and Caitlyn Hess, Alan and Julia Brown, Melissa and Michael Crout, Marquise and Racqual Ray, Honeste and Serenity Davis, Shelby Crout; great-grandchildren, Jaret, Jaxon, Kylie, Aleah, Morgan, Ciana, Zanaya and Zaveron; sister and brother, Clayton (Geri) Crout of Troy, PA and Florence Wilbur of Watkins Glen; and sister-in-law, Susan McCabe of Elmira. Arnie was a retired Auto Technician from the former Clute Motors in Horseheads. In his earlier years he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling. He was also an active auto racing enthusiast. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, from 4-7:00 p.m. A private service for family, extended family, and close friends will be celebrated on Wednesday. Burial service will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Star Gazette - November 21, 2011
CULKIN Marsha Ann Doyle
Age 57 of Elmira, NY. She was born October 24, 1954 in Elmira, daughter of Michael and Marge (Klimek) Culkin and died Friday, April 27, 2012 unexpectedly. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel Doyle and father Michael Culkin. She is survived by her loving companion Wesley Jones, Sr., mother Marge Lingo, uncle Frank Klimek; children Daniel (Shannon) Doyle and Jennifer Doyle (John); stepson Wesley Jones, Jr. (Niki); 9 very loved grandchildren; sisters Terry Tobias and Kim Barber. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, May 4th from 12 to 2 pm. Her funeral service will be held at 2 pm. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Star Gazette – May 3, 2012
CULKIN Michael H.
Age 77, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, November 23, 2009. Michael was born on March 14, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Michael and Harriet (Roche) Culkin. Michael served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from the New York State Department of Corrections in Elmira, after many years as a Correctional Officer. Survivors include his daughters, Marsha (Wes Jones) Doyle and Terry Tobias, both of Elmira, and Kim Barber of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jacob Culkin, Billy and Nichole Barber, Jennifer and Danny Doyle; 17 great-grandchildren; niece, Michaelene her husband, John DeOrio, also John Michael, Brian and Nicholene DeOrio; special friend, Frances Wrenn. Michael was predeceased by his sister, Peggy Christy, and son-in-law, Ronald Tobias. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, November 29, 2009 from 4 to 7 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held there on Monday, November 30th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery with full military honors. Published in Star-Gazette from November 25 to November 28, 2009.
EDWARD JAMES CULVER JR., 14, Town of Big Flats, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Oct. 31, 1934. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Culver; a sister, Alice; a brother, Franklin and his grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Genung of Ulysses, Pa. The body is in the Matthews and VanBuskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads and will be removed to the family home Friday noon. The funeral will be held in the family home Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Frederick Maunder will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/1934
CUMMINGS - Mrs. Mary Edgar, 77, of 211 Orchard St., Horseheads, Sunday, Jan. 2, 1944 at home of daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, 412 Herrick St., Elmira. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Martin; Mrs. Orabelle Parsons at home; Mrs. Deborah Van Cott of Buffalo; Mrs. Kathryn Kerr, Saranac Lake, N.Y.; Mrs. Also Seel, Washington, D.C.; son Henry of Elmira heights; sister, Mrs. Helen Owen of Akron, N.Y.; brothers Newton Cummings of Detroit; Dr. Comfort Cummings, Atwater, O; George Cummings of Regina, Mont. Several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Body at Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, where funeral will be held Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. Rev. Frederick Maunder. Maple Grove Cemetery at a time to be announced later.
CUNNINGHAM - MARSHALL
Anna Age 72, of Horseheads, NY, died on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on December 2, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Paul and Mary (Owens) Cunningham. She was predeceased by her husband, Dominick Marshall Sr. in 2002. Survivors include her sons, Dominick Jr. of Binghamton, Jeffrey (Tammy) of Horseheads, Paul (Dianne) of TX, and Michael (Tina) of Elmira; daughters, Susan (Mike) Hammond of FL, Ann Marshall of Horseheads and Margaret (Phil) Christian of Elmira; sisters, Mary O'Brien and Jo Burksdollar both of PA; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Anna was a member of the Central Assembly of God Church in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 20th, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. with Pastor Joseph Zaino officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Anna's name can be made to the Missions Dept. at the Central Assembly of God Church, 1 Brenway Dr., Horseheads, NY 14845.
CURNS –MIRIAM C. BLIDE age 76, formerly of 3520 Vermont Ave., Elmira Heights, NY Tuesday, September 13, 1988 at the Heritage Nursing home in Athens, PA. Friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home Friday at 10 am. The Rev. Stephen R. Parr officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to the Oakwood United Methodist Church in Mrs. Blide’s memory. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, William A. and Joyce Blide, Horseheads, NY, Donald A. and Josephine Blide, Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou and Robert I. Benedict of Erin, NY; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Mildred Curns, Horseheads, NY, Gerald Curns, Elmira, NY, Rachel Curns, Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Blide was born March 7, 1912 in Elmira, NY the daughter of George and Mary Ward Curns. She was a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church and a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, the Horseheads Fire Auxiliary and UCT. She was the widow of Arthur Blide who died July 17, 1983. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/15/1988
John Curtis, my 4gf, was born in Illston-on-Hill, Leics. England on October 19, 1750. He was 22 years old when his father Henry Curtis emigrated. The family first settled in Otsego County until death took the immigrant Henry in 1812. John moved to White Store, near Norwich, Chenango Co. where he resided on several farms until 1850. He married first Amy Stillman, dau of Nathan Stillman of the Rhode Island Baptists. Amy died young after having two children. John married second Clarissa Clark in 1819. They had six children, John C. Clarissa, Marquis, Lawrence, Dewitt Clinton, and Marion Many of these children are buried in Maplegrove in the Curtis plot next to Mosher and Taber plots families with whom they married. John died April 25, 1857.
Most reknowned of this group was Dewitt Clinton Curtis, lawyer, first police justice, community leader and state officer in the IOOF. He wrote the sketch of his family in History of Chemung County. He was born in White Store 1829 and died 1905.. Dewitt married Hannah Mosher, dau. of Jonathan Mosher, eminent business man in Horseheads. Dewitt was his business manager and had his office in the Mosher Building, (still standing) submitted by Rev. Gordon H. Curtis, Box 2327, Arizona City, AZ 85223 email email@example.com
CUYLE - EISENHART, Norma J.
Age 86, of Williamsville and Clarence and formerly a longtime resident of Westlake St. in Horseheads, died Mon., Aug. 10, 2008. Norma was born June 22, 1922 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Walter and Clara (Lee) Cuyle. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Eisenhart; and is survived by her sons and daughter, Edward and Roberta Eisenhart of East Amherst, NY, John Eisenhart, Valerie and Greg Schreiber of Davidson, NC; grandchildren, Jenna Pernick, Samantha (Jordan) Petkozski, Joseph Brotherton, Jasmine (Christopher) Canestaro; great-grandchildren, Zachary Perrick and Jackson Petkowzski. She was also predeceased by her sister, Marjorie Petzke; and brother, Walter Cuyle Jr. Longtime residents of Horseheads, Norma and her husband were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Horseheads. She was also a retired Lab Technician at Westinghouse Corp. in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, from 4-7:00 p.m. Her funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Friday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/19/2008 - 8/20/2008