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
DeCAMP – Dr. Frank H. DeCamp – Funeral services over the remains of Dr. Frank H. DeCamp will be held tomorrow (Dec. 26, 1906) morning at the home, 410 William St., at 11 o’clock. The Rev. Arthur Dougell will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery in Horseheads at the convenience of the family. Elmira Advertiser, Wednesday, 25 Dec. 1906 (born Jan. 1867 in NJ, died 22 Dec. 1906; note added by Pat NEWELL Smith)
DECKER DORA RARRICK Dora D. Age 78 of 2216 Grand Central Avenue Horseheads, NY died on Sunday April 30, 2006. Dora was born March 11, 1928 in Mansfield, PA the daughter of the late Fred R. and Ada Jones Decker. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School Class of 1946. Dora married her husband, Deyo C. Rarrick, on July 7, 1946 and he pre-deceased her on December 17, 1993. She was also pre-deceased by two brothers and two sisters. She attended Michigan State University and Elmira College. Mrs. Rarrick was a counselor for The New York State Unemployment Service and later worked as the Head of Housekeeping at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center and worked as the Postmaster at Elmira College. Dora was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, the Elmira Heights American Legion Post # 154 Auxiliary, and the Elmira Grottoettes. Mrs. Rarrick is survived by her daughter: Barbara Koernig of Horseheads, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Bruce & Marcia Rarrick of Stevensville, MI; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and one great grandchild due in August; brother and sister-in-law: Charles & Betty Lou Decker of Oxford, NY; brother-in-law: Roger Tomb of Westfield, PA; 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 Saturday May 6, 2006 from 10 - 11 AM. Mrs. Rarrick's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY next to her beloved husband, Deyo. The family will provide their flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Rarrick through memorials to Schuyler Health Foundation c/o Marilyn Treat P.O. Box 828 Montour Falls, NY 14865 or Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830.
JASON J. DECKER age 72 of 1506 West Water St. Monday, November 23 1987 unexpectedly at home. Friends may call at Holly-Keck & Baker Funeral Home, Wednesday 7 to 9 pm and Friday from 11 am-1 pm at which time funeral services will be held at conclusion of calling hours 1 pm. Rev. Keith Havenkamp officiating. Burial, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/27/1987
ALFRED DEGRAW JR., age 78 of South Dayton and Wellsburg, NY, died Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Gowanda, New York. He was born January 6, 1922 in North Chemung, New York, the son of the late Alfred Sr. and Mary (Krumloff) DeGraw. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a Moldmaker at Thatcher Glass in Elmira, New York. He also owned and operated his own Electrical Business. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Southport. He was a member of the Private Pilots Association and was an avid recreational pilot and bowler. He is survived by his wife Giovina (Lib) DeGraw of Highland Lakes, NJ, Linda A. Brown (Daughter) of South Dayton, NY, Charles DeGraw (Brother) of Millport, NY, Floyd DeGraw (Brother) of Big Flats, NY, Helen Bennett (Sister) of Elmira, NY; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Roselen (Spencer) DeGraw, and James DeGraw (Brother). Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Elmira, NY. Rev. Larry Lain, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Hills Funeral Chapel, South Dayton, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
HOWARD E. DEHAVEN, age 80 of Painted Post, NY formerly of Horseheads, NY passed away very unexpectedly on Saturday May 23, 2015 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Howard was born July 18, 1934 in Athens, PA the son of the late Harry Benjamin DeHaven and Nancy Nichols DeHaven. He married his beloved wife Jacqueline "Jacquie" Griffin DeHaven on October 5, 1957 and she pre-deceased him on September 8 , 2012. He was also predeceased by his brother, Harry B. DeHaven on May 4, 2000. Howard was a Veteran of The Korean War serving his country with The U.S. Navy. He was a former member of The Horseheads Jaycees and a member of The Horseheads Moose Club. Howard was a retired technician from Westinghouse / IST in Horseheads, NY with several years of dedicated service. Howard loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Mr. DeHaven is survived by his son, Jeffrey DeHaven of Horseheads , NY and his former wife Kim and their children Carly & Marcus Holthaus and Jessica DeHaven & Donald Summerhill all of Phoenix, AZ; daughters and sons-in-law: Karen & Michael Harper of Horseheads, NY and their children Timothy & Jordan Harper of South Carolina and Cheyenne Harper of Horseheads, NY; Valerie & Timothy Prentice of Magnolia, Delaware and their children Matthew & Stephanie Prentice stationed in Italy with The U.S. Air Force and Megan & Malik Bijja of Dover, Delaware; Sherry & Tanner Kirk of Big Flats, NY and their children Wesley Kirk and Alexis Kirk both of Big Flats, NY; great-grandchildren: Reese, Lauralai, Hayden, Jaxen, Zachary, Malek, Hampton, Mia, Harrison, and Surraya; brother-in-law: Robert Moshier of Pennsylvania; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including special friends Barb & Bill Statham, Jack & Chris Brooks, and his family at Emeritus in Painted Post. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lunch Funeral Home, 318 W. Braod St., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday May 26, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Mr. DeHaven's Funeral Services and Reflections of his Life will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday May 27 , 2015 at 10 AM. Howard will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Jacquie in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. DeHaven. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/24/2015
DEIBLER James C. - Age 69 of 48 Homeland Road, North Syracuse, NY, died on Wednesday, September 3, 2003. Jim was born July 22, 1934 in Frankfort, NY, the son of Benjamin L. Deibler & Della Ostrander Deibler. He was a retired machinist at General Electric in Syracuse, NY. Mr. Deibler was a veteran of The Korean War serving his country with the US Army. Jim is survived by his children, Deborah Hill of Syracuse, NY., Susan Walker of Elmira, NY, James Michael (Lori) Deibler Gapski of Cicero, NY., & Lisa Cangemi of Syracuse, NY.; grandchildren, Bethany, Michelle, Jennifer, Kristina, Stephanie, Nicole, Latisha, Ollie, & Jason; mother, Della Ostrander Meador of Painted Post, NY; brother, Benjamin L. Deibler Jr. of Elmira, NY.; half-brother, Ray Deibler of DuBois, Pa.; & half-sister, Anna Mae Sinderman of Virginia; several nieces, nephews, cousins, & a host of friends including his loving companion of 24 years, Thelma Dryden of North Syracuse, NY. Relatives & friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY, on Monday, September 8, 2003 from 12-2 PM. Mr. Deibler’s Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Paul D. Mills officiating. Interment in Maple GroveCemetery in Horseheads, NY, where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Deibler.
CHARLES ‘RAY’ DEKAY. A longtime resident of
Pine City, died on Sunday morning, March 28, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Hospital at
the age of 92. Born on June 3, 1911 here in Elmira, the son of John R.
and Mae Watson DeKay, Ray made this area his lifelong home. He was a
pressman for Elmira Quality Printers for many years until his retirement in
1976 and was a Steward in the Local Printers Union. Ray was a lifelong
member of the Pine City Baptist Church where he was active as a church deacon
and served on the board of trustees. He was active in the Union-Cooley
#95 Masonic Lodge of Elmira. He enjoyed rose gardening, caring for his
home, and cherished time with his family. Surviving is his loving family
who cherish his memory, children; David (Carol) DeKay, Montgomery, AL; William
(Naomi) DeKay, Gillett, PA; John (Judy) DeKay, Southport, NY; Myra (Peter)
Breese, Maravia, NY; Ronald (Donna) DeKay, Williamgton, DE; Roger DeKay, Las
Vegas, NV; thirteen grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. In
addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by his grandson, David DeKay; a
brother, Chester DeKay; and his sisters, Thelma Hoskins and Betty Chapin.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens,
1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, April 1, 2004 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral
services will follow the visitation in the funeral chapel at Caywood’s with his
pastor, the Reverend Horace Stoddard officiating. Interment will take
place in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the
Pine City Baptist Church, 1516 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY to further
serve the Lord. –Elmira Star Gazette.
Age 86, of Halleran Dr., Breesport, died Sat., Nov. 12, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Dudyak) Dekoschak; daughter, Claudia (Kevin) Bailey of Kalispell, MT; son, Joseph Dekoschak of Waverly, NY; grandchildren, Paul Bailey and Elizabeth (Scott) Smith; great-grandchildren, Hannah May and Bailey Aria; sister-in-law, Olga and Charlie Adams of Auburn, NY; several nieces and nephews. Paul retired from Purolator-Bendix Eclipse where he was a punch press operator. During his retirement he remained active in cemetery memorial design and sales, having worked for Raplee Monument and later a long career with the George Hoare Memorial Company in both Watkins Glen and Elmira, NY. He was also a veteran of the US Army serving his country during WWII. Paul was a communicant of Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., Nov. 16, 2011, from 4-7:00 p.m. Memorial service (Panahida) there at 6:30 p.m. His funeral service will take place in Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church, 137-139 Horseheads Blvd., Elmira Heights, NY on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. with committal prayers to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Star Gazette – November 15, 2011
DELGADO Emily Elizabeth Delgado
infant daughter of Arturo and Trisha Cowl Delgado of Erin, NY went to be "One of God's Little Angels" on Monday May 27, 2013. Emily Elizabeth is survived by her parents Arturo and Trisha Cowl Delgado; her sister, Hailey Delgado; maternal grandparents: Nancy & Corky "Papa" Cowl of Horseheads, NY; paternal grandmother: Laurie Keller of Binghamton, NY; maternal great grandmother: Nancy C. Penhollow of Horseheads, NY; paternal great grandmother: Peggy Ooley of Montour Falls, NY; several aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles, and cousins. Thou your life here was brief Emily, you have touched so many hearts that you will be remembered and cherished forever. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Saturday June 1, 2013 from 1-2 PM. Emily Elizabeth's Funeral Services will follow calling hours at 2 PM. Emily will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – May 31, 2013
DEMPSEY Gerald E. Age 76 of 204 Sage Street South Horseheads, NY died on Friday October 27, 2006. Gerald was born March 15, 1930 in Covert, NY the son of the late Elmer and Lula Walton Dempsey. He married his wife Margaret E. Insogna Dempsey in 1962. Gerald was a retired employee of Ward LaFrance in Elmira Heights, NY. He loved woodworking and enjoyed crafting several unique pieces. Mr. Dempsey is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 44 years Margaret E. Insogna Dempsey; brothers: David Dempsey of Geneva, NY and Raymond Dempsey of California; sister: Phyllis Mitchell of Montana; mother-in-law: Evelyn L. Insogna of Horseheads, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Dominic Anthony & Christine Insogna of Big Flats, NY and Michael & Sharry Insogna of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special niece Theresa Insogna and a special nephew Nicholas Insogna. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday October 31, 2006 from 1-3 PM. Mr. Dempsey's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home following calling hours at 3 PM. The Rev. Christopher E. Linsler will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.
DENKENBERGER - FRYCEK, Alice June
Age 66 of Hatfield St. Horseheads died at home after a long courageous battle with cancer on Thurs Sept. 24, 2009. June was born April 23, 1943 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Joseph and Alice (Seeley) Denkenberger. She is survived by her devoted husband, Richard Frycek; Their children, John (Pamela) Frycek of Syracuse, NY, Scott (Danielle) Frycek of Mt. Sinai, NY, Michelle (Hector) Colon of Elmira, NY, and Eric Frycek at home; Grandchildren, Emily, Ethan, Ellie, Jack, Thomas, Miguel, Jose and Julia; Sister, Donna (Paul) Boor; Brothers, Joseph and Edward Denkenberger all of Horseheads and Robert Denkenberger of Elmira; lifelong friend, Karren Harter of Horseheads; Several nieces and nephews and many close and caring friends and neighbors. June was retired from the Horseheads Central School District where she worked as an administrative assistant in the Big Flats Elementary School. She was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed cooking, gardening. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Sunday Sept. 27, 2009 from 3-6:00 pm. Her service will be celebrated there at the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 am. With the Rev. Theodore Richards officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Those wishing may remember June with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning NY 14830. Published in Star-Gazette on September 26, 2009
DANIEL G. DENKENBERGER, age 39, of Horseheads, died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 30, 2003. He was predeceased by his father, Daniel in 1998; and his grandparents, Joseph & Alice Denkenberger. His surviving family includes his sons, Joshua, Derek and Tyler, all of Horseheads; along with their mother, Deleta Keough of TN; mother, Virginia (Edwards) Denkenberger of Horseheads; sister, Julie (Pete) Schmitt of Elmira, with their family, Ashley, Brent, Abbey, Job, Anna, Sarah and Luke; brother, Michael (Amy) Denkenberger of Horseheads, with their family, Haley and Zachary; sister, Anne (Robby) Polovick of Elmira, with their family, Robby Jr., Adam and Noah; grandmother, Marion Clemons of Horseheads; and several aunts, uncles, and former spouse and friend, Connie Kline of Elmira Heights. A 1982 graduate of Horseheads High School. Daniel was attending Corning Community College. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and also loved to cook. One of his famous specialties was “Uncle Danny’s Chicken” with his own “Secret Sauce.” Dan loved the Lord and he loved spending time with his family and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, October 6, 2003, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His funeral service will take place there at the funeral home immediately following calling hours at 1 p.m. Interment beside his father in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Those wishing may express their sympathy, with memorials to the STARS Program of St. Joseph’s Hospital, 555 East Market St., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
EDWARD F. DENKENBERGER age 80, of Horseheads, NY passed away on Saturday September 3, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA following a lengthy illness. Ed was born December 9, 1935 in Canton, PA, the son of the late Joseph and Alice Seeley Denkenberger. He attended Horseheads High School before entering the United States Marines. The handsome young marine met his beautiful wife, Kazuko Akamine Denkenberger in Okinawa, Japan. Ed and Kazuko settled in Horseheads, NY and he worked as a Corrections Officer at the Elmira Correctional Facility. Ed and his beloved "Kaz" spent their retirement years traveling, gardening and spoiling their grandchildren. Ed and Kaz were truly a love story. You rarely saw one without the other. They shared a love of all things food. Together they raised vegetables, explored markets for the best ingredients and cooked; much to the delight of family and friends who benefited from their culinary creations. Ed is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Kazuko; son, Edward (Marleah) Denkenberger Jr of Horseheads; daughter Sylvia (Peter) Ragonese of Syracuse; son, John (Mary) Denkenberger of Seattle WA; son Thomas (Cynthia) Denkenberger of Castle Rock CO; grandchildren: Amanda and Ross of Horseheads and Lauren of Seattle, WA; sister-in-law Jean Denkenberger and brother-in-law, Richard Frycek. In addition to his parents, Ed is predeceased by brothers, Joseph, Daniel and Robert as well as sisters, Donna Boor and June Frycek. The family will welcome relatives and friends on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 East Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10am with Rev. John DeSocio. Burial with full military honors will immediately follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make contribution to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/7/2016
JOSEPH DENKENBERGER, 79, Horseheads, NY, died March 17, 1988. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Our Mother Church, a retired employee of General Electric, a member of the Quarter Century Club at GE, a member of the Horseheads American Legion Post 442, the Horseheads Moose and the Horseheads Eagles. Surviving are his wife, Alice Seeley Denkenberger, Horseheads, NY; four sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph F. and Jean Denkenberger, Louisville, OH, Edward and Kazuko Denkenberger and Daniel and Virginia Denkenberger, both of Horseheads, NY and Robert and Vivian Denkenberger, Elmira, NY; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Paul Boor and June and Richard Frycek, both of Horseheads, NY; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Nellie Denkenberger, Troy and Richard and Harriet Denkenberger, Alba; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Anne Wilcox, Mainesburg and Elizabeth and George Bartosch, Horseheads, NY; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 21, at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
DENKENBERGER - SHERMAN, Pauline (Denkenberger)
Passed from this life on October 6, 2008, while a resident of Elcor Health Services Colonial Ridge North. Mrs. Sherman was born June 10, 1929 on East Hill in the Town of Elmira to Ludwig F. and Olive M. (Benson) Denkenberger. While she was an infant, the family moved to Cuyler, NY, where she was raised, attending school in neighboring DeRuyter. Pauline moved to the Village of Horseheads in 1948 when she married Ronald J. Sherman on September 19th. For several years they operated Sherman's Grocery, which stood on the site of the current Horseheads Holiday Inn. They moved to Elmira and, in 1978, returned to Horseheads when they purchased the Sherman family house at 713 West Broad Street, where she lived until recently. Pauline was predeceased by her parents; husband of 49 years, Ronald, on April 9, 1997; brother, James Valentine Denkenberger of Tully; brother, Ludwig Glenn Denkenberger of Cuyler; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John H. and Winifred (Gardner) Sherman of Horseheads; brothers-in-law, John H., Lewis and Robert L. Sherman of W. Elmira, Horseheads and Big Flats, respectively; and numerous well-loved family canine members. She is survived by her son, Ronald J. Sherman, Jr. of Erin; sister, Grace (Robert L.) Sherman of Big Flats; brother and sister-in-law, E. Robert and Jeanine Denkenberger of DeRuyter; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Patricia Letts of Greenwood, California; sisters-in-law, Cleo (James V.) Denkenberger of Tully, and Herta (L. Glenn) Denkenberger of DeRuyter; step grandchildren, Max T. Stahl of Chicago, and Juliet C. S. Schatzberger of NYC; numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, friends; and her dearest lifelong and supportive friend, Joan Lockwood of Auburn. Pauline lost her mother very early. She and her siblings were raised through the depression years by a hard-working and loving father who sacrificed all for his children. In return, they all loved him dearly, thrived on their bond, and raised their own children with an intense love of family. Pauline worked hard as a wife, mother, homemaker, and full-time employee of Allendale Dairy, Loblaws, and finally retiring early from Great American on Lake Road in 1992 to provide at home care for her husband. She served as a Cub Scout den-mother, participated in all Boy Scout troop fund-raising dinners and activities, and was a former communicant of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Pauline's son acknowledges and extends his heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the professional and supportive staff at Elcor Health Services for the comfort and care provided Pauline during her residency with them. Those wishing to make donations in her memory should do so to the charity or organization of their choice, or the Falck Cancer Center Memorial Fund, c/o Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2008, at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. The funeral service will be held at the conclusion of the viewing, and Pauline's interment with her beloved husband Ronald following at Maple Grove Cemetery on Broad Street, Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/9/2008
DENKENBERGER Robert G.
Age 63 formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday November 3, 2009 after a brief illness. Bob was born August 9, 1946 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Joseph and Alice G. Seeley Denkenberger. He was a Vietnam War Veteran serving his country with the US Army and a former member of The Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post # 154 in Elmira Heights, NY. Robert was pre-deceased by his father Joseph Denkenberger on March 17, 1988, his mother Alice G. Seeley Denkenberger on August 3, 2002, his brother Daniel Denkenberger on July 5, 1998, and his sister Alice June Frycek on September 24, 2009. Mr. Denkenberger was a retired District Manager with Combined Life Insurance. Bob is survived by his daughters and son-in-law: Katie Denkenberger of Elmira, NY and Jodie & Richie Smith of Annapolis, MD and their children Allison, Chad, and Dylan; son and daughter-in-law: Paul & Megann Denkenberger of Asheville, NC; brothers and sisters-in-law: Joseph F. & Jean Denkenberger of Kentucky, Edward & Kazuko Denkenberger of Horseheads, NY; sister and brothers-in-law: Donna & Paul Boor of Horseheads, NY and Richard Frycek of Horseheads, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at The Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post # 154 236 Scottwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY on Saturday November 7, 2009 from 3-5 PM to celebrate Bob's Life. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Denkenberger. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in Star-Gazette from November 5 to November 6, 2009
D'ERRICO JOSEPHINE CONNIS
Josephine Age 85 of 3520 Michigan Avenue Elmira Heights, NY died on Sunday August 27, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Josephine was born January 20, 1921 in Trenton, NJ the daughter of the late Pasquale and Pasqualina Manco D'Errico. She married her husband, Homer C. Connis, who pre-deceased her on July 5, 1987. Josephine was a devoted wife and mother and an avid bingo player. Mrs. Connis is survived by her son Kenneth Connis of Elmira Heights, NY; sister Ann of Trenton, NJ; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday August 30, 2006 from 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday August 31, 2006 at 9 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.
DERRY Merritt B. Age 79, of Horseheads, NY,
died November 1, 2006 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads. Merritt was born July 10,
1927 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Merritt P. and Rodah Jones Derry. He
married Monna Munn on May 30, 1948 in Niagara Falls, NY. She predeceased him in
June, 2002. He was a graduate of Trott Vocational School in Niagara Falls, NY,
and worked as a supervisor at Facet Enterprises, Elmira Heights. Merritt
enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1945 and was discharged in 1946. He was a member
of the First Baptist Church and enjoyed woodworking, summers at the lake,
winters in Florida, and spending time with his family. Surviving are sons,
Edwin (Sylvia) Derry of Horseheads, Jim Derry of Cary, NC, Tom (Pam Rapp) Derry
of Peoria, IL; grandchildren, Shelby Derry of Corning, David (Brenda) Derry of
Horseheads, Chelsea Derry of NC. Merritt was also predeceased by a son, Dale
Kevin Derry. Family and friends are invited to call at Ballard and Lindgren
Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, on Monday, November 6, 2006,
from 12-2 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of visitation
(2 p.m.), followed by burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Those wishing
may direct memorial donations to a charity of one's choice.
DEVEREAUX Theresa M. Costello
Formerly of 11 Westwind Road Horseheads, NY was born August 29, 1929, in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Edward and Theresa M. (Rossi) Devereaux, died peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Bethany Manor at the age of 81. Her loving husband, Louis S. Costello, with whom she celebrated 43 wonderful years of life and love with, preceded her in death on September 29, 1994. Her beloved son, Daniel J. Costello also predeceased her. She is survived by her much loved children, daughter, LuAnne (Dave) Gardner of Horseheads, NY; son, David (Beth) Costello of Elmira, NY; beloved grandchildren, Carrie (Matt) Spencer, Jessica Harvey and Timothy Harvey; adored great granddaughter, Danica Spencer. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services honoring her life on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 6:00 PM in Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will celebrate Theresa's service. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads, NY where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Louis. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Association 435 East Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14620 c/o Development Office. Thank You - The Costello family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the entire staff of Bethany Manor for the outstanding love, care and devotion given to their mom for the past 6 years. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 18, 2010
DEWEY Jane A. Hungerford
Dundee/Himrod: Friends may call from 5-8 pm Tuesday (Apr.
5) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where her funeral
service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday (Apr. 6) with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary
officiating. Burial will be private in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. In
lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Himrod Fire Dept.
P.O. Box 112 Himrod, 14842, or the Dundee Central School Parent Advisory
Council 55 Water St. Dundee 14837. Jane was born Dec. 26, 1930 in Tioga,
Pennsylvania; the daughter of the late Daniel C. and Anita Friery Dewey. She
graduated from Horseheads High School in 1949. On Oct. 21, 1950 in Horseheads,
she married Frederick C. Hungerford Jr.; who pre-deceased her on March 9, 1990.
Mrs. Hungerford was employed as Managing Editor and Columnist for the Chemung
Valley Reporter, until moving her family to Himrod in 1962. Jane was devoted to
her family; and still found time to volunteer at Dundee Central School, and the
Dundee Library. She was a dedicated member of the former Dundee Library Woman's
Study Club, and the Yates County Republican Committee. She is loved and will be
dearly missed by 3 sons, Daniel C. (Margaret) Hungerford of Endicott, Frederick
C. Hungerford III of Rochester, John M. "Jack" (Annette) Hungerford
of Dundee; 6 daughters Ellen M. (Scott) Wood of Endicott, Janet A. (William)
Timer of Port Ewen, NY, Kelly J. Woodford of Savage, MN, Catherine S. (Robert)
Ziarno of Canandaigua, Brenda L. (Daniel) Cullen of Binghamton, and Amy L.
(Lester) Miller of Dundee; 22 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 brothers
Charles (Beverly) Dewey, and Roger (Jeanne) Dewey both of Horseheads; several
nieces and nephews; and Kathy Donnelly who was like a daughter to her. She was
pre-deceased by a brother Paul Dewey, and a daughter-in-law Darlene
Hungerford. Star Gazette – April 3, 2011
DICKINSON Charles F.
Age 91 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday August 2, 2013. Charles was born on July 30, 1922 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Charles and Mildred Windgrave Dickinson. Mr. Dickinson was a Veteran of WW II serving his country with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. He was a retired Corrections Officer with the Elmira Correctional Facility in Elmira, NY with 36 years of service. He was an avid golfer and member of Snowbirds at Tomasso's. He was a retired village justice of Elmira Heights for 10 years. A member of the Softball and Basketball Hall of Fame. A life member of St. Peter and Pauls Church, Horseheads Elks 2297, and Bentley-Trumbull American Legion Post 442. Mr. Dickinson was pre-deceased by his loving wife Doris A. Rockwell Dickinson in 1998 and his son-in-law: Charles Graves. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Bruce CW03 USN Retired and Jeanine Dickinson of Elmira, NY; daughter Janet Graves U.S. Army LTC Retired and Tim Carroll The Villages, Florida; grandchildren: Dawn Haag of Elmira, NY; Bruce and Iris Dickinson Jr. of Lancaster, S.C.; Brook and Matt Holland of Victor, NY; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; sister Jane Gruzlewski of Utica, NY; several nieces and nephews. It was Charles' request that there be no calling hours or services, no flowers but those wishing may do mass cards. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEDHEADS, NY. Internment in Maple Grove Cemetery where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Dickinson. Star Gazette – August 3, 2013
DIESEL Edward J. Sr.
Age 95 formerly of West Second Street Elmira, NY died on Sunday February 7, 2010 in Stuart, Virginia. Edward was born on October 26, 1914 in Brooklyn, NY the son of the late John and Estelle Keegan Diesel. Mr. Diesel was a veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Navy. Edward married his wife Maye H. Wherry Diesel on February 12, 1944 and they would have celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary on Friday February 12, 2010. He was retired from Ingersoll Rand Co. as a Financial Controller. Edward was pre-deceased by his brother Wesley F. Diesel. Mr. Diesel is survived by his wife Maye H. Wherry Diesel; his children; Mary Schnitizer of Edgewater, Maryland; Edward J. and Diane Diesel Jr. of Hammondsport, NY; Donald and Patricia Diesel of Elmira. NY; David Diesel of Binghamton, NY; Robert and Adah Diesel of Stuart, Virginia; and Raymond and Joy Diesel of Raleigh, NC; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday February 12, 2010 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
Amy L. Age 53, of Elmira, NY. She was born September 28, 1952 in Edmondton, Alberta, Canada, daughter of the late Howard and Marge (Vaughn) Dilmore and died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an 18 year battle with cancer. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Larry Bates in 1994; and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Barbara Kinney; grandchildren, Candice and Justin Kinney, all of York, PA; brothers and sister-in-law, Larry Dilmore of Erin, Errol and Maureen Dilmore of Alpine; dear friend, James Abrunzo of Addison. Private funeral services with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
CYNTHIA DISIBBIO, age 61 of Elmira, NY. She was born May 28, 1954 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Luigi A. and Marjorie A. Disibbio and passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her two daughters: Ashley (Mick) Fuller, Danielle Sheffield, her sister: Annette (Charlie) Pike, grandchildren: Ashton & Payton Fuller, nieces, Jessica (David) Morrison and Angie (Jamie) Kennedy, nephew, William Kennedy and 4 great nieces and nephews. She worked at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, for over 40 years. Cynthia considered being a mother and grandmother as being the greatest achievement in her life. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake Street at Washington Ave. in Elmira, on Tuesday, October 6th, from 12 to 2 pm and from 4 to 6 pm. Cynthia's funeral service will immediately follow at 6 pm. A private ceremony will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads at the convenience of her family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/4/2015
DIXON - PLUMMER
June D. Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Age 75 . of 150 Overlook Dr. peacefully at home within the surrounds of her . family on Sun. July 30, 2000. June was predeceased by her husband, . Wendell L. Plummer on April 12, 1987. She is survived by her children . Michael (Linda) Plummer of Mt. Lebanon, PA, Kevin (Mary) Plummer of . Oswego, NY, Gail (Darryl) Abbey of Holliston, MA, Timothy (Robin) . Plummer of Horseheads, NY, Steve (Cheryl) Plummer of Pittsburgh, PA, . Deborah (Noel Parra) Plummer of Richland Hills, TX, William (Shannon) . Plummer of Clarksville, TN; grandchildren Matthew, Stephanie, Rebecca, . Krista, Carmella, Abigail, Alex Meg, Kimberly, Russell, Emily, Philip, . Ethan, Hannah, Anthony and Riley; great grandchildren, Liza, Wesley, Josiah and Alexander; brothers, Freeman (Cleone) Dixon of Wysox, PA . James (Doris) Dixon of Towanda, PA. June was born Feb. 20, 1925 in . Towanda, PA, the daughter of the late Freeman and Elsie Dixon. Mrs. . Plummer was a longtime member of the Horseheads First Presbyterian . Church and was a Teacher at the Presbyterian Church Nursery School. She . will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to call at the . Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads, NY on Wednesday from . 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be celebrated in the First . Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Rd. Horseheads on Thursday, . August 3, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
DOANE Eldon L. "Eldie"
A longtime resident of Elmira died Monday, August 18, 2008 at his home. Born on August 6, 1925 in Elmira Heights, Eldon was the son of Leon & Winifred Walker Doane. He was married to Marcella Mault Doane for over 50 years until her passing in 1998. Together they provided a wonderful home for friends and family to gather. "Eldie's" interests included woodworking and he was a Freelance Artist. He was employed for 38 years by Thatcher Glass as a machinist. In serving his country, "Eldie" was a WWII Navy Veteran who served in the South Pacific, serving on two separate PT Boats. He was a member of the Clarence Oliver Legion Post # 154 of Elmira Heights. Surviving is Sandra (Joseph) Slavin, Elmira for whom he cared for like a daughter; a granddaughter, Missy (Todd) Campbell, San Diego, CA; a loving nephew, Archie (Linda) Sturch, Southport; a special cousin, Lynn (Janet) Doane, Horseheads; several nieces and nephews along with his feathered friend, "Barney". In addition to his parents and beloved Marcella, "Eldie" was predeceased by his brothers, Marcelus "Tutt" Doane and Robert Doane. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday, August 22, 2008 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. the Reverend Clifford Proper will officiate the service. Graveside services will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads with full military honors accorded Mr. Doane. Memorials may be directed to the Elmira Animal Shelter or the Arctic League in his memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2008
DOANE - BRASTED
Olgia V. Formerly of Sullivanville, NY Age 81, was born February 29, 1924 in Schuyler County, the daughter of the late Mason and Pearl (Hockenberry) Doane. She celebrated her 'coronation day' on Monday, November 7, 2005, as she was ushered to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Saviour. Her beloved husband, Murl, in 1988; and her sisters, Evelyn and Kathryn, predeceased Olgia. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Murlen and Sandra Brasted of Hamptonville, NC; much loved grandchildren, Murlen Jr. (Renae) Brasted of Shreveport, TX, Kevin (Cathy) Brasted of Bedford, PA, Jeff Brasted of Hamptonville, NC; sisters, Mary, Hannah, Alma and Lea Ella; brother, Clifton; along with five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many friends; and especially her church family at the Elmira Christian Center who loved and admired 'Sister' Brasted. Olgia retired from the Horseheads City School District after several dedicated years of service in the cafeteria. She was a former member of the Elmira Christian Center, as well as a Sunday School teacher and bus worker with her late husband. Family and friends are invited to call at Elmira Christian Center, 235 East Miller Street (on Elmira's Southside), on Friday, November 11, 2005, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Home-going services for Olgia will follow the visitation at 6:00 p.m. Lay Pastor and friend, John P. Knapp, will celebrate her services. Interment will take place on Saturday, November 12th, at 11:00 a.m. in the Maple Grove Cemetery, 715 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the Elmira Christian Center Bus Ministry in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
DOANE - HOFFMAN, Patricia D. (Doane)
Age 79, of Waverly and formerly of Shelbourne St. in Horseheads, died after a brief illness on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was predeceased by her first husband, Paul Doane in 1985; and more recently her husband, Howard Hoffman in 2008. She is survived by her sons and daughters, Paul and Jenny Doane, Ruthanne Gabriel, Michael and Vicki Doane, Jo Ellen and Keith Suiter, Jan and Fred Kinner, David and Denise Doane; stepdaughter, Carol Ann and Steven Merrill; numerous grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Marcia and Walt Moyer; and cousin, Lewis Clark. She was a member of Horseheads Community Wesleyan Church and formerly their organist. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., Sept. 10, 2008, from 5-7:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10-11:00 a.m., where her service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. James Swanson officiating. Interment will follow beside her late husband, Paul in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/9/2008
Raymond DOBELL, 57, of Horseheads RD 3, Tuesday, Jan. 7. 1958. Survived by wife Aleen Dobell; son, Donald of Cayuta, Raymond Jr. at home, daughter, Mrs. Betty Dorman of Horseheads; seven grandchildren. Body at Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights. Calling hours Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 3 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Alfred J. Chamberlain. Maple Gorve Cemetery, Horseheads. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 11, Wed. 8 Jan 1958)
DONALD Frank C. "Chuck"
age 83 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday January 2, 2010. Mr. Donald was born on January 6, 1926 in Endicott, NY the son of the late Frank and Helen Bradshaw Donald. He was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Army. Chuck was a retired Industrial Engineer for Eclipse/Bendix/Purolator Motor Components in Elmira Heights, NY. Frank married his wife Lorraine Erickson Donald on December 29, 1972 and they recently celebrated their 37th Wedding Anniversary. Chuck was a member of the Mark Twain Golf Club and a member of "The Dewbirds". He was also a member of the American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights, NY and the Old Oak Lodge #364 F&AM in Horseheads, NY. Mr. Donald is survived by his wife Lorraine Erickson Donald; sons and daughters-in-law: Frank C. and Corinne Donald Jr. of West Allis, WI; Christopher S. Donald and Erin Moore of Wayne, Michigan; John Donald of Rome, PA; daughter: Caryl "Tammy" Donald of Nichols, NY; stepson: Thomas and Alice Check of Beaverton, Oregon; brother: Carl J. Donald and Joyce Monroe of Horseheads, NY; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, 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. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Published in Star-Gazette from January 4 to January 5, 2010
CLARENCE JOHN DONER, age 71 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Sunday August 14. 2016 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center. John was born May 29, 1945 in Wellsboro , PA the son of the late Clarence D. and Bertha P. Walker Doner. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1964. John was a Vietnam Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Army. He married his wife Sheila M. Villeneuve Doner in 1972 and she pre-deceased him on October 30 , 2015 after celebrating 43 years of marriage. John had worked at Spaulding Bakery, Elmira Chrysler Plymouth, Cornell University, and retired as a chef with Corning Inc. and Watkins Glen International; John was a member and Past Commander of Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post # 442 in Horseheads, NY. In addition to his parents, John was pre-deceased by his sisters, Beverly J. (Mrs. Lawrence) Vaughan, Rosetta M. (Mrs. John) Yokimishyn, and Nancy (Mrs. James) Wood. He spent many hours volunteering at The American Legion in Horseheads , NY. John loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. John is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Joseph & Kimberly Doner of Horseheads , NY, John and Kristie Doner of Swansboro North Carolina and Michael & Bonnie Doner of Horseheads, NY: grandchildren, Cullen, Summer, Paige, Chase, Morgan, Tyler, and Gwen; brother and sister-in-law: Richard & Janice Doner of Mansfield, PA; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Wednesday August 17, 2016 from 6-8 PM. John's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 PM. John will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Sheila in Maple Grove Cemetery on Thursday August 18, 2016 at 2:30 PM where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Doner. –Elmira Star-gazette 8/16/2016
DONER Nancy B. WOOD, 61, of Horseheads, NY died Sunday, September 27, 1998. Mrs. Wood was born March 29, 1937 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of the late Clarence D. and Bertha P. Walker Doner. She was a member of the Horseheads American Legion post #442 Auxiliary. Nancy is survived by her husband and two daughters; four grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Rosetta and John Yokimishyn of Horseheads, NY and Lawrence C. Vaughan of Horseheads, NY; brothers and sisters-ini-law, Richard and Janice Doner of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa, Clarence John and Sheila Doner of Horseheads, NY, Patricia Materne of Wellsburg, NY Joanne Metlega of Elmira, NY, Diane Giles of Elmira, NY; step-children and step-grand-children, nieces and cousins. Funeral services were held at the van Buskirk Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads on September 30 with the Rev. Jeffrey S. Bell officiating and interment to be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY.
DORKO - FORMECK Irene B.
Age 75 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday April 2, 2009. Irene was born on June 14, 1933 in Spangler, PA the daughter of the late John and Mary Gmetter Dorko. She married her husband Robert E. Formeck Sr. on June 21, 1957 and they would have celebrated their 52nd Wedding Anniversary on June 21, 2009. Mrs. Formeck was a Teacher's Aide with the Horseheads Central School District in Horseheads, NY for over 30 years. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Irene was pre-deceased by her parents; brother John Dorko; sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary and Paul Bills; Martha and Billy Joe Lantzy; Genevieve and Rich Surkonch; Donald Stiles; John Barczak; Elzie Gray; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Charles and Ann Sedlock Formeck; brother-in-law: Ross Formeck. Mrs. Formeck loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Formeck is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 52 years Robert E. Formeck Sr.; sons and daughters-in-law: Robert E. Formeck Jr. and Christine Carnegie Formeck of Indian Trail, NC; Stephen R. Formeck and Wendy Cox Formeck of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Robbie Formeck of GA; Dan and Amanda Formeck of Anchorage, Alaska; Nicole Formeck of Indian Trail, NC; Kyle, Josh and Sean Formeck all of Horseheads, NY; great-granddaughter: Lily Formeck of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters and brothers-in-law: Dorothy Stiles of Elyria, OH; Betty and Donald Kelly of Willoughby, OH; Helen Barczak of Deltona, FL; Ann Gray of Barnesboro, PA; Pauline (Mrs. John) Dorko of Hastings, PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Charles and Ruth Formeck of Downingtown, PA; Laverne (Mrs. Ross) Formeck of Cherry Tree, PA and Mary Ann and Ray Wyke of Indiana, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday April 6, 2009 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Elcor for their loving and compassionate care given to their beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/3/2009 - 4/4/2009
DOSTMAN - FOLGER, Winifred Held
Age 88, and longtime resident of Riverside, CA, and formerly of E. Franklin St., Horseheads, died quietly on Oct. 3, 2007. She was born in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late George and Lela (Hungerford) Dostman. Winifred was predeceased by her husbands, Clifford Held of Horseheads, NY, and E. C. "Pete" Folger of Riverside, CA. She was also predeceased by her former husband, H. Spurgeon Moss. Her surviving family includes her daughters, Lucinda Moss Terwilliger of Lowman, NY, Connie Moss Mays of Rainbow Valley, CO, Lee St. John (AKA Bonnie Held) of Riverside, CA; three grandsons, granddaughters-in-law, two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Also surviving are a brother, George Dostman of Rochester, NY; sister-in-law, Betty Dostman of Spencerport, NY. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Charles (Marge) Dostman, Ralph (Bea) Dostman, Danny Dostman; and sister-in-law, Anne Dostman. Locally she was a graduate of Breesport High School and former employee of Westinghouse Corp. In California she was also member of the V.F.W. and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a lifetime member of the Society of Military Widows and a volunteer at the Riverside California Kaiser Hospital for 20 years. Her passions were playing bridge and rooting for the Anaheim Angels. She was a strong, loyal, comical and loving woman whose family meant everything to her. She will be profoundly missed, but will always remain in the hearts of her family and friends. She was also a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Riverside, CA, where she will be remembered Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at their Sunday Morning Worship. Locally, burial services will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to the Alzheimer's Association Rochester Chapter, 435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620, or to a charity of one's choice. Local arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/28/2007
DOTY –ELEANOR J. PUTNEY, 89, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed peacefully Friday, July 3, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 7, 1925 in Elmira to Mina Belle (Evans) and Clarence Oliver Doty. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, David and Richard; and son-in-law, John Cummings. Eleanor is survived by her devoted children, Cheryl Putney Drew of Horseheads; Charline Cummings of Pine City; J. Forrest (Wendy) Putney of Freeville; J. Vincent (Laura) Putney of Pine Valley; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Packard and Marjorie (Vinnie) Magaw; along with several nieces and nephews and extended family members. A celebration of her exemplary and amazing life will take place on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church on Westinghouse Road in Horseheads where she was a long-term member and a Deacon. Pastor Jonathan Knight will officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Eleanor's honor to First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY or to a charity of one's choice. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff on the fifth floor at Arnot Ogden Medical Center and also to the staff at S1 Bethany Manor for the wonderful care she received –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/31/2015
DOTY –MARGARET E. PACKARD, passed away on Friday morning, July 31, 2015 at the age of 94. Margaret was born in Elmira, NY, October 22, 1920, daughter of the late Mina Belle Evans and Clarence Oliver Doty. She was predeceased by her husband Allen D. Packard, Sr., brothers David Charles and Richard Evans Doty, and sister Eleanor J. Doty Putney. She is survived by her sons, Allen D. (Terry) Packard, Jr. of Ballston Spa, NY and Gary R. (Carol) Packard of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Melissa (Rob) Williamson, Scott (Lorraine) Packard, David Packard, John (Caroline) Packard and Mary Beth Phifer; six great-grandchildren; sister Marjorie A. Doty (Vinnie) Magaw; and several nieces and nephews. Margaret enjoyed many years of retirement from Mechanics Savings Bank by spending time with her family, camping, playing cards and volunteering. She was a very active lady, involved with the Cub Scouts, Parents Teachers Associations, Mothers March of Dimes, Ground Observers Corps, Sunday School Teacher, Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, Elcor, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Horseheads Historical Society, Red Cross Blood Drives, election inspector, and at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, where she was a Lay Eucharistic Minister. Thanks to the Elcor Skilled Nursing Staff in Hickory Knoll for their care. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Margaret's life on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11AM at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 410 South Main St., Horseheads, NY with Rev. Robert Adkins officiating. She will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery with her husband at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to your favorite charity or to the St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/2/2015
HUGH C. DOUGLASS SR. longtime resident of Horseheads, NY passed away on Thursday evening, February 11, 2016 at the age of 86. Hugh was born December 25, 1929 in Elmira, NY, a son of the late Royal and Ruby Artman Douglass. Hugh is preceded in death by brothers, Artman, James and Royal. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Nancy Canty Douglass of Horseheads, NY; sons, Hugh Douglass Jr. of Horseheads, NY, Joel Douglass of Horseheads, NY and William Douglass of Franklin, TN; grandchildren, Jesse Douglass, Hillary Hackett and Ashley Hackett; brother, Paul Douglass; sisters-in-law, Ingrid Douglass and Theresa Douglass; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Hugh was a member of the Living Word Evangelical Free Church, and founder and former President of ACTS (Area Christians Together in Service) for 40 years. He also served his country honorably during the Korean War with the 187th Army Airborne. He was retired and formerly employed in the printing/publishing industry at; Scripture Press, FM Howell, and his own printing business, Douglass Business Forms. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Living Word Evangelical Free Church, 1119 Lake St., Elmira, NY, on Monday, February 15, 2016 2PM-4PM with Memorial Services to follow. Hugh will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Hugh, please consider memorial contributions to ACTS Missions, 35 Beckwith Rd., Pine City, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/13/2016
DRAKE Charles A.
78, of 912 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Sunday, June 9, 1963. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, Horseheads; retired employee of the Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ora Felker Drake; daughters, Mrs. Sidney Bailey of Tioga, Mrs. Elizabeth Madison, Mrs. Helen Rodabaugh & Mrs. Bertha Graham, all of Horseheads; sons Charles M. of Horseheads, Willard of California; stepson, Edward R. Cline of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Bertha Ormiston of Elmira, Mrs. Nina Raymond of Horseheads; 17 grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; 10 great-grandchildren: Body at Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Lewien. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
DRAKE Charles M., U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, Age 82 of Horseheads, NY, died Friday, October 9, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Charles was born September 10, 1916 in Horseheads, to the late Charles & Elizabeth Drake. He is survived by his brother-in-law Walter L. Madison of Horseheads & several nieces & nephews. Charles was predeceased by brother, Willard Drake; sisters, Elizabeth Madison, Bertha Gram, Jeanette Bailey, & Helen Rodabaugh. Charles was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II, a foreman for the Dept. of Transportation of NYS, a past member of the Beagle Club of Elmira, NY. He was also a avid hunter & fisherman. Family & friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY from 2 to 4 & 7 to 8:30 PM on Sunday, October 11, 1998 with funeral & committal services held at the conclusion of calling hours Sunday evening at 8:30 PM. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the charity of one’s choice. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
DRAKE Donald J. Jr.
Age 69 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday July 30, 2012 at The Chemung County Nursing Facility. Donald was born December 17, 1942 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Donald J. and Frances A. Bennett Drake Sr. He graduated from Horseheads High School and enlisted in The U.S. Navy and he proudly served his country during The Vietnam War and continued his service after active duty in The U. S. Naval Reserves. Don married his wife, Linda K. Searfoss Drake on December 4, 1965 and they recently celebrated their 46th Wedding Anniversary on December 4, 2011. He was a member of The Horseheads American Legion Post # 442. Don was a member and Past Master of Big Flats Lodge # 378 F.& A.M. Don was an active outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. Don was a retired employee of Corning Inc. with several years of dedicated service. He loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Don is survived by his wife of 46 years Linda K. Searfoss Drake; son and daughter-in-law : Robert D. & Yvonne Drake of Horseheads, NY; daughter: Kathleen A. Drake of Mooresville , NC ; granddaughter: Sara E. Drake of Horseheads, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Phyllis & George Haskell of Cortland, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: William B. & Beverly "Bunny" Drake of Montour Falls, NY and Thomas F. & Peggy Drake of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Thursday August 2, 2012 from 6-8 PM. Officers and members of Big Flats Lodge # 378 F.&A.M. will conduct a Memorial Service at the Funeral Home on Thursday August 2, 2012 at 8 PM for their Departed Brother and Past Master. Mr. Drake's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday August 3, 2012 at 10 AM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Drake. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Don through memorials to The Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, 2150 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY 13501. Star Gazette – August 1, 2012
DRAKE - Mrs. Helen G. Rodabaugh
Age 78, of 912 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY., Thursday, October 3, 1991, at the home of her daughter, Sharon. Helen was a very devoted mother & is survived by 3 loving daughters & sons-in-law, Jacquelyn & George Smith of Ithaca, Danielle & Thomas Sackel of Scotia, NY, Sharon & Gordon Gardner Jr. of Horseheads; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Walter) Madison of Horseheads, Bertha Graham of Elmira Heights; brothers, Charles & Willard Drake both of Horseheads; several nieces & nephews. Helen was born February 17, 1913 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Charles A. & Elizabeth Rorick Drake. She was predeceased on October 9, 1950 by her husband, Cecil C. Rodabaugh & previously by infant daughters, Stella Marie & Mary Elizabeth. In the years following the passing of her husband, Helen cared for many foster children. She was also an employee of LRC Electronics, retiring in 1975 & was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Sunday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm. Her Funeral Service will be held there Monday at 11 am. The Rev. Nancy G.W. Parr will officiate. Interment, Maple Grove Cemetery. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
DRAKE John N - Decorated World War II Veteran Age 77 of Horseheads, NY died Thursday, June 22, 2000 at home. He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie H. Drake; daughters, Carol and Scott Clune of Horseheads, NY and Edna and John Shook of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Scotty, Jimmy and Amy Clune, Randy and Johnpaul Paciorek; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Rachel and Kristina; sister, Alice Herr of Corning, NY; several nieces and nephews. Also survived by his most special friends, "Candie" and "Bootsie". John was predeceased by his sister, Anna Mae and brother, Harry. He was a member of the V.F.W., the Big Flats American Legion and the Horseheads Elks Club. John served in the United States Army during World War II serving in Algeria-French Morocco, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Sicily. He served his country well and was given the American Defense Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge with 2 oak leaf clusters and the European, African, Middle Eastern Service Medal. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday, June 26th from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may make memorials to the Chemung County Humane Society (SPCA), 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. A luncheon will be served for family and friends at the American Legion in Big Flats at 3:00 PM on Monday.
DRAKE Todd Michael Age 43, of Hannibal, NY, died Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY. He was born in Elmira, NY, and he has been a resident of Hannibal for 18 years. Mr. Drake owned and operated Arbortek Tree Service, Hannibal, NY. He was a volunteer coach with Fulton Pop Warner Football and Fulton Knee High Basketball. Mr. Drake was an avid fan of all Fulton High School sport events. He was a member of the Young Men's Presidency in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mr. Drake is survived by his wife, Laurie Drake of Hannibal; his son, Ryan Michael Drake of London, England; and his daughter, Racheal (Jim) Kent of Hannibal; four siblings, Diana Lee Root of Conklin, NY, Carl Richard Drake, Harpursville, NY, Lonnie Joe Drake of Fulton, and Scott William Drake of Fulton; his grandson, Tristan Kent; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Allen Drake. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Fulton. Burial is 2:30 p.m. Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Calling hours are 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St., S. Fulton.
DRAKE Willard J., Owner A-1 Carpet, Age 73 of 48 Colonial Drive, Horseheads, NY. Friday September 18, 1998 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his sisters Helen Rodabaugh, Jeanette Bailey, Bertha Graham, & Elizabeth Madison. Survivors include son Daniel Drake of Kissimmee, Fl. Daughter Marjorie (Les) Patterson of Horseheads; brother Charles Drake of Horseheads; 4 grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. He was owner of A-1 Carpet Service in Horseheads. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Sunday September 20th. From 2-4 PM. Funeral & Committal Services will follow. The Rev. Robyn Wernham will officiate. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
DRAPER Clifford J. Age 81, of Horseheads, NY, died on Friday, February 17, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on September 26, 1924 in Wayne, NY, to the late Jesse and Lois (Gould) Draper. Clifford was predeceased by his wife, June (Miller) Draper; and brothers, Charles, Harold and Kenneth Draper. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie Draper-Donley and Shawn Donley of Huntingtown, MD; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Vevia Morse of Horseheads, Durwood Hopkins of Corning, Clara Draper of Palmyra, NY, and Augusta Draper of Bath, NY; step granddaughter, Jenn Donley of Tucson, AZ; along with several nieces and nephews. Clifford was a concrete mixer driver and was employed by Elmira Transit Mix and later with Dalrymple Construction. After retirement, he was a school crossing guard for the Town of Horseheads. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads for over 50 years, where he was a church usher and a member of the United Methodist Men. Clifford served our country in the US Army from 1946 to 1947. He was also a ham radio operator and enjoyed bowling, biking, ballroom dancing and cross-country skiing. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 21st, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, 1034 W. Broad St., with Rev. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery.
PETE G. DRISCOLL, age 72 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Monday April 21, 2014. Pete was born on August 26, 1941 in Middletown, NY the son of the late William F. and Marie T. "Sally" Haughey Driscoll Sr. Mr. Driscoll was a Veteran serving his country with the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a security guard for Corning Inc. and was the former owner of Driscoll's Tavern in Big Flats, NY and also worked security for the LPGA in Corning, NY for many years. He was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Pete was a member of the Elks, he loved his sports especially attending Horseheads High School Varsity Baseball Sports and Supporter and follower of and coached Little League Baseball, also was a member of 4 State Championship Teams in Softball. He was pre-deceased by his parents and sister Mary Kay Sheeran. Peter is survived by his son: Gregg Driscoll of Horseheads, NY; daughters and sons-in-law: Jill and Glenn Farr of Horseheads, NY; Stacey and Joe White of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Garrett Farr and Vanessa White both of Horseheads, NY; brothers: William F. and Judi Driscoll of Horseheads, NY and Twin Brother Michael and Jenifer Driscoll of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many many beloved friends: Suzie Driscoll, Carolyn Frost, Ashley and Zach Struble, Karen and Cory French, Peter and Belle Ciotti, Jeff and Amanda Keith, Tommy Hurd, Jacki Hurd, Terry Gunderman, Lori Brumbach, Kim Strother, Bob LaDue, Michael Frost, Amy Frost. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horsheads, NY on Thursday April 24, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday April 25, 2014 at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY at 10 AM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be Accorded Mr. Driscoll. The family would like to give a special thank you to all of Pete's caregivers over the last 6 years. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/24/2014
DUDYAK Mary (Dudyak) Dekoschak
age 84, of Halloran Dr., Breesport, died peacefully December 26, 2012 at her home, the pride and joy of she and husband, Paul, who predeceased her Nov 2011. Born May 3, 1928, to Veronica and Michael Dudyak, Auburn, NY, and married to Paul; 63 years homemaker preceded in death by brothers John and Joseph (WWII Italy). She is survived by daughter, Claudia (Kevin) Bailey of Kalispell, MT; son, Joseph Dekoschak of Waverly, NY; grandchildren, Paul Bailey and Elizabeth (Scott) Smith; great-grandchildren, Hannah May and Bailey Aria Smith; sister Olga and Charlie Adams of Auburn, NY; several nieces and nephews. Mary was a homemaker, Girl Scout (Brownie) leader, Polling place worker, and participated in church events. She was a member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday January 7, 2013 from 4-7:00 p.m. Memorial service (Panahida) there at 6:30 p.m. Her funeral service will take place in Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church, 137-139 Horseheads Blvd., Elmira Heights, NY on Tuesday January 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., with committal prayers to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, followed by get together celebration of Mary's life at Elks, Elmira. Donations in her name to FirstCare, 11751 Est Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – January 3, 2013
DUFFY - HOYT, Ethel M. (Duffy)
Age 91, of Horseheads, NY, died
on Monday, February 22, 2010, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on June 27, 1918 in Horseheads, NY to the late Daniel and Ruth (Mott) Duffy. Ethel was predeceased by her son, Duffy Hoyt Sr. in 2000. Survivors include her grandchildren, Duffy Hoyt Jr. of Elbridge, NY and Brett Hoyt of Horseheads; daughter-in-law, Marie Hoyt of Horseheads. Ethel was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 24th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 4 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Chemung County SPCA or a charity of one's choice. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.23.2010
LAWRENCE ‘LARRY’ DUNBAR, 92, of Horseheads, NY, passed away on May 1, 2014 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. Larry was born on November 7, 1921 in Attica, NY, to Charles and Margaret Dunbar. He is survived by his loving wife of of 68 years, Bernice "Bea" Dunbar (Bates); their daughters, Dawn Piccirillo (Dunbar) and Beth Saunders (Dan) (Dunbar); grandchildren, Brandon (Jenn) Piccirillo, Marcine (Kelly) Willett, Adelle (Chris ) Jarvis, Aaron Saunders, Adam Saunders; great-grandson, Ethan Piccirillo, Hudson, Foster, Porter, and Ledger Willett, Giovanni and Luca Jarvis and Chase Wessell. Larry worked as a guard at Attica Prison and then moved to Albany for three years as a Maintenance Supervisor; moved to the Elmira area in 1968 to work at Elmira Prison. Larry retired as the Plant Supervisor. After retirement they lived in Florida during the winters and built their retirement home at the age of 70. He was always active in his church and loved and served his Lord and Savior. He will be greatly missed by all that had the wonderful privilege to know him. Special thanks to all at Bethany Manor for the love and care they gave to my husband and our father. Family and friends are invited to visit at Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 10 a.m. - 12:00 noon. His funeral and committal services will follow. Interment will in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Larry's memory to Bethany Manor, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/2/2014
DUNBAR Richard Franklin
Age 99, formerly of Elmira Heights and Horseheads, and recently of Odessa, NY, died peacefully Friday, December 14, 2007, at Seneca View, Montour Falls, NY. Born August 6, 1908 in Elmira, NY, he graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School as Salutatorian in 1926. He later graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1932 with a degree in civil engineering and was a member of Sigma XI. He married Delores Kidd in 1937 and was married for 69 years. He was a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church. He spent 8 years as traveling auditor (1932-1940) for Jewel Tea Company, later working for American Bridge as a structural Engineer (1940-43), Eclipse Bendix Corp as research and test engineer (1943), becoming Assistant Plant Engineer (1950), and later Plant Engineer (1952). He became District General Manager for Chemung County Sewer District in 1962, and was involved in numerous community organizations. Richard served as Elmira Heights Village Clerk (1944-56), President of Elmira Industrial Management Club, Past Master of Elmira Heights F&AM Lodge 913, Past Director of the YMCA, member of Chemung County Planning Board and Water Pollution Control Association of New York State, a Boy Scout assistant leader, and devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. The family will provide flowers. Memorials in his memory be directed to the Oakwood United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903; or Schuyler Hospital, c/o Schuyler Health Foundation, PO Box 828, Montour Falls, NY 14865. He is survived by three children, Carole (Thomas) Gifford of Montour Falls, Kenneth (Joan) Dunbar of Horseheads, and Gerald (Charleen) Dunbar of Mineral, VA; six grandchildren, Paul (Kathleen) Gifford, Dulcie (James) Champion, Deborah (Christopher) Zentz, Kristen Dunbar, Tiffany (Mark) Lione, Ashelly (Steve) Cook; and 14 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, Friday, December 21, from 12 noon-1:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Patrick L. Holder officiating. Burial at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/17/2007.
DUNMORE - WOOD, Clara L.
Age 86, of El-Cor Nursing Facility, Horseheads, died Tuesday, November 13, 2007. Survived by sons, Asa (Darcy) Wood, Lawrenceville, PA, Colin Wood, Elmira, Olin (Mabel) Wood, Horseheads, Daryl (Dorothy) Wood, Elmira; daughter, Kerehl Wood, Ashland, VA; brother, Hyla Dunmore, Ashville, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins; predeceased by sister, Annamae Kjelgaard. Clara was a member of Elmira Wesleyan Church and the Mother of Twins Club. Donations may be made to the family for her Headstone. The Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, November 16th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed immediately by her Funeral Service at 1 p.m., Rev. Tim Swank officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/15/2007.
DURFEE- Mrs. Eleanor J. (Ellie) Smith
Age 55, of the Bale Road, RD 1 Cayuta, NY., unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 19, 1987. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Saturday, from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Service will be held there Sunday at 2 pm. The Rev. Everett Kaufman will officiate. Committal Service will be held on Monday, 10 am. In Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads. She is survived by her husband, Duane J. Smith Sr.; her children, Linda Carl of Mecklenburg, NY; Raymond Summers Sr. of Bath; Christine Mitstifer of Cayuta, Donald Benjamin of New Bern, NC; Randy Benjamin of Horseheads, Rick Benjamin of Binghamton, Bryan & Mark Benjamin, both of Cayuta, Lucinda Smith of Elmira, Duane Smith Jr. of Norfolk, VA, mother, Mrs. Bertha Durfee of Elmira; 18 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Stratton & Jackie Carl, both of Elmira, Norma Batroney of Pine City; Alberta McAtee & Marian Northrup, both of Horseheads; Raymond Durfee of Lowman, Arnold & Donald Durfee both of Elmira; numerous nieces & nephews. Ellie was a bowler in the Wednesday night Ladies’ Strike & Spare League at EBC.- Star-Gazette
NEIL V. DYKINS SR., 68 of Pine City RD 2,
Saturday, May 18, 1957. Survived by wife, Mrs. Anna M. Dykins; daughters,
Mrs. Howard Gruver and Mrs. Glenn Both Seymour of Elmira; son, Neal V. Dykins,
Jr. of Buffalo; nine grandchildren; sister, Florence Shieve of Bath; brothers,
Jed of Buffalo and Fred Dykins of Elmira. Body at Keister Funeral Home
where friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday
at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert Gray. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
–Elmira Sunday Telegram 5/19/1957