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
EASSON Edward J.
Age 74, of Horseheads, NY. He was born December 6, 1934 in Elmira, son of Eric and Carrie (Drake) Easson and died Friday, September 18, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his mother Carrie and brother Eric. He is survived by his sister Ruth Huyler of E. Syracuse, NY along with several nieces, nephews and friends. Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Korea and retired from Kennedy Valve. At Edward's request there will be no services. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in Star-Gazette on September 20, 2009
EATON Donald Lee
Age 70 of Horseheads, died very unexpectedly on Fri. June 14, 2013. Born on Sept. 15, 1942 in Baltimore, MD, Don was the son of the late, Edward & Ethel Klavuhn Eaton. He married the love of his life from age 15, Faith-Louise Schofield on Sept. 22, 1963. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Baltimore. At age 14, Don began what would be a 27 year career with F.M. Woolworth Dept. Stores. He was later employed by Chemung A.R.C. as an Asst. Residential Manager for the last 15 years. Don was very active in the Horseheads Lions Club, and was known as "Director Don" at Camp Star for 18 years. He was a parishioner at Spiritus Christy Catholic Church. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Faith-Louise Eaton, Horseheads; devoted daughters, Alexis-Louise (Rick) Tomlinson, Winston Salem, NC; Jennifer-Louise (Brian) Meagher, Clemmons, NC; Amanda-Louise (John) Evans, Canal Winchester, OH; Kersten-Louise (Eric) Hall, Elmira; cherished like a son, John (Sacha) Schroeder, Saratoga Springs; 12 grandchildren, Jacob, Tyler, Mitchell, Maggie, Conner, Molly, Reilly, Jensen, Liam, Simon, Aidan, and Camryn; honorary grandchildren, Alex, Samantha, and Sabrina; sister, Mary E. (Eddie) West, Baltimore, MD; god mother, Marie Button, Waverly; god father, Deacon Ray (Patricia) Defendorf, Corning; nieces, nephews, many relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by his brother, Edward Jr. (Mildred) Eaton; and Paul (June) Owen who he adopted as parents. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Mon. evening, June 17, 2013 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place there on Tues. at 1 p.m. followed by graveside services in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Memorials may be directed to Campstar or Spiritus Christy Catholic Church in Don's memory. Star Gazette – June 17, 2013
ECKLER Geraldine H.
Age 85 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday December 9, 2009 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating Geraldine's Life at The First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads 2943 Westinghouse Road Horseheads, NY on Saturday January 23, 2009 at 11 AM. The Rev. Jonathan B. Knight will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. In Lieu of Flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions in Geraldine's memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads 2943 Westinghouse Road Horseheads, NY 14845 or to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation for Volunteer Services 600 Roe Avenue Elmira, NY 14905. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in Star-Gazette from January 20 to 21, 2010
EDDINGTON –MRS. MARY EDDINGTON HOWELL formerly of Penn Yan, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1961. Survivors include husband, William of Long Island. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. at Garden City, L. I., the Rev. William C. Godfredy. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/19/1961
EDDY Theresa A. JESSICK
Age 80 of Horseheads, NY. She was born December 28, 1931 in Elmira, NY, daughter to the late Carl and Leora (Sampson) Eddy and died September 19, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Thomas L. Jessick in 2008. She is survived by her son Thomas M. Jessick of Rochester, NY; daughter and son-in-law Debra M. & Stephen Cembrinski of Cooperstown, NY; grandchildren, Stephen and Ryan Cembrinski, Marissa, Travis and Devon Jessick; sister, Shirley Cardone of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Margaret (Lisi) Eddy of Elmira, NY; and brother-in-law Paul Jessick of Elmira, NY. Theresa had been employed as an aide to spasmodic children at Center St. School in Horseheads and had served as Secretary for the Commissioner of Jurors in Elmira. Theresa spent her childhood years in Elmira. While attending school in Wellsburg, she was a cheerleader and loved doing cartwheels. It was during this time that she also became skilled at roller-skating and playing piano which she continued after marrying "Tommy." The two of them frequented Joycrest Skating Rink and had their own special dance routine. After their marriage, Tom and Theresa worked hard to help support the family they started. Both held multiple jobs in order to provide the most they could for little Tom and Deb. They did take some breaks from work to enjoy bowling and softball. Some favorite family memories were made while vacationing on Seneca Lake each summer. Theresa was very supportive of her children's endeavors and took special pleasure in her grandchildren as they grew and began their own life adventures. In later years, especially after Tommy's passing, Theresa enjoyed spending time on her computer. Theresa will be remembered for the love she showed her family and the many friendships she made along the way. There will be no calling hours. Private funeral services with interment in Maple Grove Cemetery will take place at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – September 23, 2012
EDGAR - John Vernon Edgar, 70, of 211 Orchard St., Horseheads, died at an Elmira hospital on Sunday, Sept. 19, 1937 at 3:15 a.m. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary B. Edgar; six daughters, Mrs. R. L. Martin, Elmira, Mrs. Bert Parsons, Wellsburg, Mrs. H. S. Van Cott, Buffalo, Mrs. Mary Mallette, Elmira Heights, Miss Elsa Edgar at home, Mrs. Mel Kerr, Horseheads; one son Henry Edgar, Philadelphia; one sister Mrs. John Sherrard, Buffalo; nine grandchildren. He was a charter member of the IOOF Lodge, 419 of Horseheads; a member of the Oak Ridge Encampment 120, of Elmira Heights; a charter member of the Chemung Valley Lodge, and member and chief of the Horseheads Acme Hose Co. for a number of years. He was retired from the American Bridge Co. in 1933, after 30 years service. The body was removed to the Van Buskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads, and later to the family home, 211 Orchard St., Monday evening where a prayer service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. and the funeral in the Horseheads ME Church at 2:30. The Rev. Frederick Maunder will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in charge of the IOOF Lodge.
EDGAR –MRS. MARY EDGAR MALLETTE, 38, for 17 years a teacher in the District 7 School at Big Flats, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, Apr. 25, 1942. Survivors are a daughter, Virginia Mae at home; her mother, Mrs. Mary Edgar of Horseheads; five sisters, Mrs. Raymond Martin, Elmira, Mrs. Orabelle Edgar Parsons, Horseheads; Mrs. Sherman H. VanCott, Buffalo; Mrs. Melvin Kerr, Ogdensburg and Miss Alsa Edgar of Horseheads; a brother, Henry Edgar of Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, also several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Frederick Maunder officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/1942
EDGER Carlton "Moe" Edwin Sr.
Salisbury, NC: Age 87 of Salisbury, NC and formerly a longtime resident of Horseheads died Mar. 29, 2011 at the Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. He was born in Elmira, NY, on June 19, 1923, a son to Clarence and Eliza (Cowel) Edger. Moe lived in Salisbury, NC and was also a former resident of Horseheads, NY. He was a Master Tool and Die maker for over 40 years, former Past Master of the Horseheads Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364 F. & A. M and member there for 55 years. He was a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Assoc. Chapter A in Greensboro, NC and a Veteran of WWII, Army Air Corp, serving in the Pacific. Moe loved his family and enjoyed cooking and sports. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Harriette Edger; Son, Carlton Jr. and wife Sherry Edger of Corning, NY, Daughter, Deborah & husband Michael Fetter of Reidsville, NC, Son, Mark & wife Cindy Edger of Salisbury, NC, Daughter, Rebecca & husband Don Herrmann of Salisbury, NC; Sister, Frances Fundurulic of Elmira Heights, NY; 6 wonderful grandchildren, 8 wonderful great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also predeceased by brothers Charles and Howard Edger. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Sun. Apr. 3, 2011 from 2-4:00 pm. His service will take place in the funeral home on Mon. Apr. 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm with burial service with military honors to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. NOTICE: Officers and member of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge # 364 F. & A. M will gather at the Barber Funeral Home on Sunday at 3:45pm pm to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother. Star Gazette - April 1, 2011
EDGER Frances E. Fundurulic
Age 94, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Tuesday afternoon, November 6, 2012, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born May 13, 1918 in Elmira Heights, NY, daughter of the late Clarence and Eliza Edger. She is predeceased by husbands, Van Perry, Carl West and Joseph Fundurulic; brothers, Charles Carlton and Howard Edger; stepbrothers, Clayton, William and Linwood Bronson; and stepsister, Doris Bronson Warner. Her beloved son, Charles Perry, also predeceased her. Frances is survived by her children, Joel Perry and Scott (Bonnie) Perry, all of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Craig, Curt, Christen, Scott, Jeffrey, and Tonya; great-grandchildren, Jacek, Mitchell and Morgan; stepchildren, Michael (Val) Fundurulic, Rosemary (Ken) Randolph, Janet Fundurulic and Jean Fundurulic; stepbrothers, George and Daniel (Ellen) Bronson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins with special niece, Judy Benton. Fran enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. The family will receive relatives and friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Friday, November 9, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. with her funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family alongside her first husband, Van. Star Gazette – November 8, 2012
EDGER Gerald E., Sr. Age 70, of Philo Rd., Horseheads, passed unexpectedly on June 11, 2006 with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie (Comfort) Edger and was predeceased by his first wife, Arlene (Olin) Edger in 1983. In addition to his wife, Gerald is survived by his daughter and sons, Sherri (Darryl Crans) Edger of Big Flats, Gerald Edger Jr. of Horseheads, Raymond (Kristin) Edger of Elmira Heights; stepchildren, Leo Houghtaling of Elmira, Denise (Robert) Pronti of Big Flats, Robin Hart of Watkins Glen, Mary Houghtaling of Elmira; grandchildren, Ginelle and Andrew Edger, Alison and Lynsie Bixby and Courtney Edger; step grandchildren, Samantha, Sandra and Cacie, Harley, Corey, Brittany, Joshua and Justin; step great-grandchildren, Hunter, Abigail and Iain; brother, Lyle (Sue) Edger of Florida; mother-in-law, Jennie Comfort of Big Flats; and several nieces, nephews and many close and caring friends. Jerry was also predeceased by his brother, Clifford Edger; and sister, Marlene Taft. Jerry was born April, 14, 1936 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Clinton and Olive (Richards) Edger. He was a retired pipe fitter with Corning Inc. Big Flats Plant. A veteran of the US Army, he was also a member of the Big Flats American Legion Post #1612. A proud and devoted husband and father, he was always especially fond of his grandchildren. He always enjoyed camping and was a regular visitor at Sampson State Park where over the years, has developed many friendships and shared many good times and fond memories. In addition to camping he always enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., June 14, 2006, from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. His service will take place on Thursday, June 15, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dennis Christensen officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Restricted Cardiac Care Fund, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Notice: Officers and Member of the Big Flats American Legion Post #1612 will gather at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, on Wed. evening at 8:30 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother.
EFFINGHAM B. EDMINSTER of the town of Big Flats, died Tuesday (March 26, 1912) at 11:30 a.m. at the home of his sister, Mrs. Susan Sly on Broad Street in the Village of Horseheads, aged sixty-eight years. The decedent is survived by his widow, one son, Rufus Edminster of the town of Big Flats; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Bull of Whitney’s Point; one brother, Rufus K. Edminster of Big Flats; three sisters, Mrs. Harriet Bennett of Horseheads, Mrs. Herman Mosher of Horseheads, Mrs. Susan Sly of Horseheads. The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Susan Sly on Broad Street, Horseheads today at 2 p.m. The Rev. C. E. Christian of Horseheads will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 3/28/1912
EDMINISTER - Lewis Edminister, 311 Baldwin St., Friday, July 5, 1946. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Halstead of Cayuta and Mrs. Martha Jenkins of Alpine; sons, Robert of Elmira and Russell of Alpine; nine grandchildren. The body is at the Davis Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. C. Wellington Hardy, Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
FRANK EDMISTER, 74, of Horseheads RD 1, Saturday, May 18, 1957. Survived by sister, Mrs. Evelyn M. Bennett of Horseheads, brother, William Edmister of Horseheads RD 1; one niece and three nephews. Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads where friends may call today 7 to 9 and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Augustus N. Peckham. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 5/19/1957
EDMISTER - SQUIRES, Margaret J. (Edmister)
Age 75, of 1262 Woodbine Ave., Elmira, NY. She was born April 9, 1933 in Big Flats, NY, daughter of the late Fred R. Sr. and Leona (Gardner) Edmister, and died Monday, April 28, 2008, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband, Cassius (Cash) Squires, on December 7, 2006; brother, Robert Edmister; sisters, Freda Newton, Julia Myers and Helen Hall; and is survived by her children and their spouses, Kenneth (Joy Connelly) Squires of Elmira, Joan Squires Campbell of Elmira, Gary (Tari Lemmer) Squires of Salamanca, NY, Patricia Squires (Terry Adams) of Elmira, Sue Squires (Richard) VanTreese of Campbell, NY, Jeffery Squires of Elmira, and Barbara Squires of Elmira; 11 grandchildren including Steven Peterson who resided with her; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Donna (Charlie) LaVoie-Smith of Rochester; brothers, Fred (Jane) Edmister, Jr. of Pine City, Tom (Maryann) Edmister of Conklin, NY, and Charles (Linda Patrick) Edmister of Horseheads; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Margaret retired from the Elmira City School District as a bus driver and owned and operated a small Peanut Business at the Windmill in Penn Yan. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, May 1st from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Friday, May 2nd at 1 p.m. Rev. Edward Crandall will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/30/2008.
EDWARDS John M. Age 67 of Elmira Heights died Fri. Oct. 5, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Surviving are his wife of nearly 41 years, Loueva (Brown) Edwards; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia (William H.) Biroscak of Elmira, NY; son, David Edwards of Wyoming, NY; sisters-in-law, Mildred Hollon and Gladys Heller both of Horseheads, several nieces, nephews, co-workers, neighbors and a host of friends, including David and Lisa Georgia and their family. In his earlier years John was employed at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse in the late 1950's. He relocated to Elmira in 1967 and was later employed by the Elmira Psychiatric Center as their Public Relations Director. John was instrumental in the development of the "Mental Health Players", a group which used psychodrama and role-play to educate and help others. A major source of his personal happiness was from the success of the co-worker, clients, and students whose mutual efforts created change within the mental health field. Very involved in community affairs, John worked with many local groups, agencies and local municipalities and departments speaking and teaching on various subjects including mental health. Through his retirement he was also active with AIM/AUTO in Corning and Elmira where he worked from 1993-1996. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Tues., Oct. 9, 2001 from 6-7:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place there at the Conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 p.m. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember John through memorials to the SPCA Chemung County Humane Society 2435 State Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903 or to a charity of ones' choice.
EDWARDS - BORMAN, Mary
A longtime resident of the Millport community, died unexpectedly Thursday, December 11, 2008, at the Arnot - Ogden Medical Center at the age of 88. Mary was born in the Town of Dix on July 14, 1920, daughter of the late Lewis and Vinta Edwards. A devoted companion and wife for over 65 years, she enjoyed traveling and dining out with her husband, James Borman, Millport. Also surviving is their son, James (Bernice) Borman, FL; a sister-in-law, Frances Edwards, Horseheads; several nieces and nephews. Also very close to Mary and Jim are the Bill and Harriett Jordan family, with whom they have shared many wonderful years of friendship. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by a sister, Ella; and two brothers, Floyd and Lewis. She was a communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church in Elmira Heights for many years. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Monday evening, December 15, 2008, between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services for Mary will take place at Caywood's, Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Graveside committal services will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Memorial donations may be directed to the Millport Fire Department, or St. John's Episcopal Church in Mary's memory. A special thank you to the Millport Fire Department for the care they provided Mary at her home and the staff at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center Emergency Room where she later passed. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/12/2008 - 12/13/2008
EDWARDS –VIRGINIA M. (EDWARDS) DENKENBERGER, age 65, of Berkley Lane, Horseheads, died, her husband and son unexpectedly on December 30, 2004. In addition to being predeceased by her husband, Daniel L. Denkenberger in 1998, she was also predeceased by her son, Daniel G. Denkenberger in 2003. Her living family surviving her include her daughters and sons-in-law, Julia and Pete Schmitt of Horseheads, Anne and Rob Polovick of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Amy Denkenberger of Horseheads; her mother, Marian (Brown) Clemens of Horseheads; grandchildren, Ashley, Brent, Abbey, Jobe, Annah, Sarah, Luke, Joshua, Tyler, Derek, Josh, Haley, Zachary, Robby, Adam and Noah; great-grandchild, Hayden Daniel Denkenberger; brother and sisters, Harry (Marilyn) Edwards, Edie Edwards, Lorraine Couse and Jacqueline Edwards, all of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Virginia was born March 12, 1939, the daughter of Edward and Marian Edwards in Binghamton, N.Y. Virginia recently retired in 2000 as a nurse’s aide from the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was a member of the American Legion and Horseheads Moose. Through the years she also enjoyed bowling. Virginia cherished her family, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother whose thoughtfulness, care and love will be missed immensely and will forever live in our hearts. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, January 11, 2005, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Sidney Aldrich officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star Gazette.
EGGERS Diana Kate
Age 66 of Elmira who loved cats, reading, and talking on the phone with her friends, was born in Endicott, NY on July 30, 1945 to Theodore and Edna Eggers. She died August 3, 2011 at Wilson Hospital, Johnson City, NY, after a long and well fought battle of almost fifteen years with cancer of one type or another. Her attitude was always positive toward herself which undoubtedly added to her strength in dealing with this disease. Having graduated from Horseheads High Class of 1963, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, 1971, U. of Michigan and completed the course requirements for a Master of Science in Immunology, 1985, Cornell University. She held various positions from Arizona to New York from clerical to lab tech during her varied working career. She was married for a few years to Arno Spatola. They had no children. Diana was predeceased by her parents, brother, Nelson and sister, Audrey. Survived by her brother, Edward (Katherine) of Lowman; sisters, Carolyn (Herb) and Eileen (Andy); as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews on both the Eggers and Lange side of the family. A memorial service will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2872 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY on August 13, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Tokens of gratitude for her life and friendship should be directed to your local ASPCA, the Trap, Neuter and Release program for Cats of Elmira (PO Box 555, Elmira, NY 14902) or any animal rescue group of your choice. Star Gazette – August 7, 2011
CHERYL S. EIFFERT, age 28 of 14 Jackson Creek Road, Breesport, NY died on Friday November 12, 2004 at Strong Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Cheryl was born January 13, 1976 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Jacob A. and Charlotte Springstead Eiffert. She was predeceased by her grandparents Perry & Florence Springstead and Jacob Andrew Eiffert. Cheryl loved her family and cherished the time spent with them. She devoted her life to her son Jason “JR”. She is survived by her son Jason Bates Jr. ant home; her parents; Jacob A. and Charlotte Springstead Eiffert; brother and sister-in-law; Steven and Meldoy Springstead of Van Etten, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law; Susan and Gary Starkweather of Erin, NY; Terrie and Brett Clark of East Smithfield, PA; Heather Rodriguez of Fort Myers, FL; paternal grandmother, Grace Eiffert of Ulster, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY on Sunday November 14, 2004 from 2-4 p.m. Cheryl’s funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 p.m. with Pastor Sandy Brant officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
HOLD EISENHART SERVICES SUNDAY
Horseheads—Military funeral services for John Richard Eisenhart, 41, victim of a fire that damaged his home in Watkins Glen Thursday, will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m., at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Eisenhart. The Rev. Harry E. Malick of the Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery will be in charge of American Legion members. A prayer service at the Royce Funeral Home at Watkins Glen was set for Friday at 4:30 p.m., the Rev. Clayton T. Griswold of the Watkins Glen Presbyterian Church officiating after which the body will be removed here to lie in state until the funeral. (handwritten on article Mar. 8, 1936)
ELLIOTT - Deborah L. Shaw, Age 43 of Collingwood Trailer Park, Horseheads, Sunday, Sept. 25, 1994 at her home following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Arrangements are with Hills Funeral Home in Big Flats. Memorial donations may be made in Deborah’s name to the Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY, 14901 or the Falck Cancer Center at A.O.M.C., Elmira, 14905. She is survived by a daughter, Kami L. Shaw at home; her parents Edward & Marcia Elliott of Hudson, Fl., brother & sister-in-law Dale & Sheryl Elliott of Horseheads; sister Pamela Livermore of South Carolina; 5 nieces, 2 nephews, several aunts, uncles & cousins. Deborah was born Dec. 17, 1950 in Elmira the daughter of Edward & Marcia Ostrander Elliott. She was a 1970 graduate of Horseheads High School & was employed for 20 years as a Beautician with JC Penney Co. at the Arnot Mall. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
ELLIOTT Lewis D.
Age 79, of Horseheads, NY, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family. Lewis was born on June 27, 1934 in Nelson, PA. He retired from Hardinge Inc. after 34 years. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Virginia (Allen) Elliott; children, Cindy Gill, Wendy Bickham (Ron Collins), Allen (Anita) Elliott, Missy (Paul) McDonald; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters; sisters, Doris Depew and Jean Calderone; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Elliott, Bernice Dillon, Cheryl (Dick) Daniels and Mary Allen; many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends, the Butler family. Lew loved the Lord, camping, golfing, and spending time with his extended family. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, November 8th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home and again there on Saturday, November 9th, at 10 a.m. Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial donation can be made to Falck Cancer Center Patient Fund. Star Gazette – November 8, 2013
ELLIOTT - Thomas Adsit- SGT. U.S. Marine Corps - Age 24 of Horseheads, NY stationed with The U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, CA died on Tuesday March 9, 2010 as the result of injuries suffered on February 27, 2010. Thomas was born January 7, 1986 in Sayre, PA the son of Charles and Susan Adsit Elliott. Tom was pre-deceased by his maternal grandparents Annette and Winston Adsit and his paternal grandparents Thomas and Mary Vargo Elliott. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 2004. Tom enjoyed playing hockey and was a member of the Horseheads High School Lacrosse and Cross Country teams. He enlisted in The U. S. Marine Corps on November 2, 2004. Sgt. Elliott was an EOD Technician with The U.S. Marine Corps. Thomas is survived by his parents Charles and Susan Adsit Elliott of Horseheads, NY; brothers Kevin W. Elliott of Horseheads, NY and PFC Daniel C. Elliott stationed with The U.S. Marine Corps in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Shawn C. Elliott and Joshua L. Elliott both of Tucson, AZ, and Paul A. Elliott of Chicago, Illinois; sister: Mary C. Sevier of Tucson, AZ; aunts: Deborah A. Perry of Owego, NY and Penny Elliott of Franklinville, NY; cousins: Julie Giustino and Jill Long both of Massachusetts, Jennifer Warrick of Hawaii, Jason Elliott of Horseheads, NY, and Jessica Elliott Pabis of Caton, NY; several great aunts and great uncles, additional cousins, and a multitude of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday March 19, 2010 from 2-5 and 7-9 PM. Sgt. Elliott's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday March 20, 2010 at 11 AM with The Rev. David Ashby officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Sgt. Elliott by The U. S. Marine Corps Honor Guard. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.18.2010
ELLINGTON - HICKS Linda Kay Ellington Dickerson
Age 65 of Big Flats, NY died on Tuesday September 1, 2009 at Corning Hospital. Linda was born September 12, 1943 in Hornell, NY the daughter of Louis and Virginia Hawkins Ellington. She was pre-deceased by her mother. Linda married her husband, David K. Hicks, on December 30, 1998 and they would have celebrated their 11th Wedding Anniversary on December 30, 2009. Linda was a retired Endoscopy Technician at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, PA and a member of The Endscopy Society of Pennsylvania. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them especially her grandchildren. Linda is survived by her loving husband David K. Hicks; daughters and sons-in-law: Kimberly Locantore of Malvern, PA, Pamela & Rick Cobb of Wellsboro, PA and Laura & Alexander Lesko of McKinney, Texas; seven grandchildren; father: Louis Ellington of Hartsville, NY; brothers: Edward Ellington of Hornell, NY and James Ellington of Hartsville, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law: Donna & Joseph Accardi of Newark Valley, NY, Deborah & Jack Hollowell of Hornell, NY, and Diane Smith & Calvin Orme of Bath, NY; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Carolyn & Richard Loudenslager of North Carolina; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY on Saturday September 5, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-8:30 PM. Linda's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Larry Appenzellar officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/2/2009 - 9/3/2009
ELSTON Bonnie Swartz
Age 70, of Renwick Lane, Horseheads, died after a brief illness on Thurs., Sept. 13, 2012. Bonnie was born June 23, 1942 in Elmira, NY to Edward Isaacs Sr. and Ruth Elston. She is survived by her husband, Ronald; daughter and sons, Tammy (Dale) Aldrich of Winter Park, FL, Gregory (Sharon) Swartz of Horseheads, NY, Jeffrey (Jamielyn) Swartz of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Brandon and Casey Swartz, Brooke Aldrich and Justin McCarthy; brother, Charles (Sheryl) Elston of Lowman, NY; sisters-in-law, Marilyn (John) Horton of Rochester, NY, Janice (Lem) Pipher of Lowman, NY; and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her brother, Edward Isaacs Jr. and sister, Shirley (Ray) Victor. Bonnie was a member of Horseheads First United Methodist Church and Horseheads Women's Club. She was also a volunteer for the Horseheads Historical Society. Bonnie was a graduate of Southside High School Class of 1960 and graduate of Pauldine's Beauty School in Elmira. Most important, Bonnie was a caring and devoted wife, mother, "Nana", sister and friend. She loved her family, enjoyed baking and cooking with her grandchildren and for her family and friends. Bonnie also enjoyed her yearly trips to Wolfe Lake in Canada. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Rhonda Kouterick officiating. Burial service will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Star Gazette – September 14, 2012
ELWOOD Richard Colon "Dick"
Age 80 of Corning, NY entered his Heavenly Home on Saturday September 14, 2013 at Founders Pavilion in Corning, NY. Dick was born on Christmas Day 1932 in Lockport, NY. He was known for his sense of humor, love of music, animals, and food. He was a carpenter by trade and his handiwork can be seen around the Twin Tiers area in such landmarks as Gardner Road Elementary School, The Arnot Mall, and many homes along the Chemung River damaged by The Flood of 1972. He often referred to his guitar as his 'Old Friend". As a young man, Dick played in a local band called The Swingsters. Later in life, he brought joy to many people through his music and singing in nursing homes, hospitals, jails, churches and parks in the area. He took in and cared for many cats over his lifetime and could not resist feeding the birds or squirrels wherever he went. As a boy, Dick traveled throughout The United States with his parents. He settled in Elmira, Millport, and finally in Corning, NY. Dick graduated from Horseheads High School in the early 1950's. He often told the story of how his class had such a good time on the Senior Trip that it was the last Senior Trip for Horseheads High. He enjoyed fishing and boating on Seneca Lake, riding his bike, having cookouts and picnics. He was an avid hunter, including with a bow and arrow. He enjoyed cooking the rewards of his labor, vension steaks and rainbow trout. If you knew Dick, you knew he had an enormous sweet tooth and he made the most delicious peanut butter and chocolate fudge. If you spent time with Dick, you were sure to enjoy good food, great company, and many many laughs. He was active in The Glen Baptist Church until he moved to Corning, NY. He began the Park Ministry with his wife Jean in Watkins Glen where they ministered to visitors through music, song, and The Word of God. All who knew him were truly blessed. He has undoubtedly started a new heavenly band with his stepfather on fiddle, his mother on accordion, Dick on guitar, and his wife Jean on vocals. Dick was pre-deceased by his wife of 50 years Jean A. Beckman Elwood on December 12, 2007, his mother Lela Rogers and his stepfather Harold Rogers, and by his father Braeden Elwood. Dick is survived by his sons Lynn (Dawn) Elwood of Greenbrier, Tennessee and Richard D. Elwood of Elmira, NY as well as his daughters Cheryl Bubacz & Bill McCartney of Elmira, NY and Candace (Scott) Mayhew of Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, many half-brothers, half-sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Mr. Elwood's Funeral Service will be held at The Glen Baptist Church 3311 Reading Road Watkins Glen, NY on Saturday September 21, 2013 at 1 PM with his Pastor Teddy Herron officiating. Dick will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Jean in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dick's memory to The Founders Pavilion Patients' Activities Fund 205 East First Street Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – September 17, 2013
ERICKSON Helen E. FARMER
Age 85, of Pflugerville, TX, formerly of Elmira Heights, died Saturday, August 21, 2010 in Texas. Helen was born April 2, 1925, a daughter of John and Anna (Ellis) Erickson. She is predeceased by her husband Jesse D. "Jack" Farmer. Helen is survived by her son, and his family, all in Round Rock, TX, Terry L. and Margaret Farmer, with children, Susan (Charlie) Cook, Christopher (Erika) Farmer;great-grandchildren, Victoria and Sophia Cook, Alexander, Angela, and Andrew "AJ" Farmer. Also surviving are brothers and sister-in-law, Jack and Helen Erickson of Denver, CO, Norman Erickson of Rochester, NY; nephew and niece, Brian (Liz) Erickson of San Diego, CA and Jackie (Ed) Erickson Warner of Denver, CO; along with many other nieces, nephews and extended family. Helen lived in Elmira Heights for 79 years before moving to Texas to be closer to her son and his family. She was a retiree of the Elmira Heights School District; a member of the Alert and Cedar Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star, where in 1976 she was the District Deputy of the CST District, Red Hat Society (Huckleberries), Elmira Heights Historical Society, Elmira Heights Alumni Association, Colonial Dames and a 70+ year member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church. During her 6 years in Texas she was a member of the Red Hat Pflugerville Pfancy Friends, Heatherwilde Wilde Hatters, Pflugerville Historical Society and Pflugerville First United Methodist Church. Her most treasured times were spent with her great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, August 29, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. An Eastern Star Service will be conducted at the end of calling hours. A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, with interment immediately following at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. In lieu of flowers, Helen's family has requested donations to the Delorme Scholarship Fund through Oakwood United Methodist Church.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 25, 2010
ERICKSON ROBERT W
Age 83 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Sunday November 17, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born October 5, 1930 in Elmira Heights, NY the son of the late William L. and Margaret Vandermark Erickson. Bob was also pre-deceased by three brothers Ralph, Lawrence, and Roland Erickson. Bob was a Veteran of The Korean War serving his country with The U.S. Army and was awarded The Sharp Shooter's Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and The Overseas' Occupation Forces Medal. He married his wife, Marlene A. Phillips Erickson, on May 2, 1959 at North Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY and they recently celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary. Bob retired from American Bridge/US Steel in Elmira Heights, NY in October 1983. He was a member, Past Commander in 1961, and member of The Military Honor Guard and Color Guard of Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights, NY. Bob was also Past Commander of The Chemung County American Legion from 1964 to 1965. He was a member of North Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY. Bob loved the time he spent with his family, friends, and his canine friend Buddy. Mr. Erickson is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years Marlene A. Phillips Erickson; sons: Robert P. Erickson of Elmira Heights, NY and Richard J. Erickson of Elmira, NY; grandson: Eric D. Erickson of Elmira, NY; sisters and brother-in-law: Lorraine Donald of Horseheads, NY and Joan & Steve Platko of Stonington, CT; brothers and sisters-in-law: Bill & Alice Erickson of Elmira, NY and Gary & Carol Erickson of Big Flats, NY; brother-in-law: Joseph T. Phillips of Vernon, NJ; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. At Bob's request there will be no prior calling hours. Graveside Committal Services with Full Military Honors will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – November 19, 2013
ERICKSON Rocco E. "Rocky"
Age 40, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Saturday, October 6, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Rocco was born on March 15, 1967 in Elmira, son of the late Lawrence and Joyce (Granger) Erickson. Rocco worked at CAF-USA in Elmira Heights as a welder for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing with his friends, but his passion in life was the love for his wife and son. He will be dearly missed by all. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Tammy; son, Josh Ayers; brother, Brian Erickson of Horseheads, NY; sister, Barbara Batley of Ithaca, NY; grandmother, Jean Hopper of Millport, NY; sister-in-law, Jamie Terpolilli of CA; brother-in-law, Joe (Linda) Torres of Syracuse, NY; nieces, Angelina and Brianna Torres of Syracuse, NY; nephew, Michael Berry of West Elmira; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, October 11, 2007, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family.
ERICKSON Rocco E. "Rocky"
Age 40, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Saturday, October 6, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, October 11, 2007, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family.
ERICKSON Rolland Wayne Formerly of Elmira Heights, NY Age 65 of Tampa, FL. died Monday, August 13, 2001 very unexpectedly at home. He was born May 25, 1936 in Elmira, the son of the late William L. and Margaret E. (VenDemark) Erickson. His loving companion, Wanda Teed of Tampa, FL; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorraine and Chuck Donald of Horseheads, NY; Joan Marie and Stanley Platko of Litchfield, NH; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert W. and Marlene Erickson of Elmira Heights, NY; Gary L. and Carolyn Erickson of Horseheads, NY; William P. and Alice Erickson of Elmira, NY; survive Rolland; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. His beloved brothers, Ralph H. and Lawrence E. Erickson, preceded him in death. For several years, Rolland was a local and long distance truck driver for various trucking companies. He retired from the Tampa Tribune after 15 years of faithful service in the delivery department. Private Graveside Services will be held in the Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY.
ERNEST ERVAY, 72 of 4133 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1958. He was a member of the Brooktondale, N.Y. Baptist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Edna Ervay; daughter, Mrs. Odell Martin of Brooktondale; son, Linnaeus of Horseheads; sisters, Mrs. Eva. Burbeck of Billings, Mont., Mrs. Ethel Fish of Ithaca and Mrs. Mildred Houseman of Muskegon, Mich.; brother, Earl Ervay of Elmira; two grandsons. Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Roland Miller and the Rev. Harold Chapman. Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/26/1958
LINNEAUS ERNEST ERVAY, age 85 of 2083 Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY died on Sunday, October 14, 2001 at Elcor Nursing Home. Mr. Ervay was born January 12, 1916 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Ernest and Edna Kniffin Ervay. Linnaeus married his wife, Kathryn Machmer Ervay on May 15, 1938 and they recently celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversary on May 15, 2001. Linnaeus was a cabinet-maker early in life owning his shop on Grand Central Ave. in Horseheads. He later built and owned Ervay's Marina in Watkins Glen, NY for several years. Linnaeus attended The Community Wesleyan Church in Horseheads, NY. Mr. Ervay was pre-deceased by his sister Beatrice Ervay Martin. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 63 years Kathryn Machmer Ervay; son and daughter-in-law: Robert Carl & Kathleen Ervay of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Teresa Ervay Solometo, Isabella Ervay and Elissa Ervay; nephew: John Martin with wife, Dody, and their children, Benjamin, Kimberly, Peter, and Deborah of Brooktondale, NY; several cousins in Ithaca, NY and cousins Edna Kniffin & Maria Kniffin of Canton, PA and Seth Kniffin of Indiana. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Tuesday October 16, 2001 from 4-7 PM and on Wednesday October 17, 2001 from 10 to 11 AM. Mr. Ervay's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 AM. Pastor James Swanson will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Ervay through memorials to the Community Wesleyan Church of Horseheads Grand Central Ave. and Hemlock St. Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
BENJAMIN EUTH, 77, of S. Pine St., Horseheads. Sunday, Dec. 9, 1945. Survived by nieces, Mrs. Lester Jackel of Newark, N.J., Mrs. Fred Truck of Hornell. Funeral Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. at Shields Funeral Home. Rev. Richard Cramer. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/10/1945
EVERETT - GARDNER
Edna E. (Everett) Age 88 of Clearwater, Florida formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday November 1, 2005. Mrs. Gardner was born April 29, 1917 in Horseheads, NY the daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie Watkins Everett. Edna married her husband Gerald J. Gardner who pre-deceased her on July 11, 1990. She was also pre-deceased by her sister Grace Everett and her brother George S. Everett. Mrs. Gardner is survived by her loving and devoted daughters Nancy Barrett of Rochester, NY and Alice Gardner & Edna Marie Gardner both of Clearwater, Florida; granddaughters: Nannette (Jim) Smith, Candace (Randall) Roth, and Bobbi Jo (Greg) Smith; great-grandchildren: Alishia Stone, Craig Stone, and Russell Roth; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Joseph & Georgianna Gardner of California, Peg Gardner of Chula Vista, CA, Evelyn Gardner and Beatrice De Vera both of Fresno, CA, and Marion Gates of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday November 4, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mrs. Gardner's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday November 5, 2005 at 11 AM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, New York.
EVERETT - Tracy T. Everett, 58, of Flint, Mich., formerly of Horseheads, Monday , Sept. 17, 1945. Survived by wife, Nellie; sons Merle of Wayne, Mich; Milton of Flint, Edwin E. of Dearborn, Mich.; brothers, Beardsley and Edson of Flint. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. at the Holly Funeral Home, Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
EWERS VERA M. SCHULZ
Vera M. A resident of Horseheads, died and Savior on Sunday, December 17, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness at the age of 92. Vera was born on September 29, 1914 in Boaz, WI, daughter of Neil & Bessie Ewers. She was married to Raymond Schulz in 1949 and he predeceased her in 1986. Vera retired from the United States Postal Service. She was proud of her war effort, having worked for General Motors during WWII as an aircraft engine inspector. A born again Christian, Vera was devoted to prayer and sustained a deep faith with her Lord through good and bad times in her life. She loved bird watching, making her homemade bread, taking walks and reading. She was well known at Maranatha Bible Chapel where she was an active member. Surviving are her loving children, Ruth Beirne, OR; Roberta (Ken) Scholten, TX; Rebecca Schulz, Horseheads; Rodney (Donna) Schulz, MA; a daughter-in-law, Fredine Cole; eight grandchildren, Kathleen Cole, Charlene Block, Christina Andries, Curtis, David and Amanda Schulz, Bill and Blake Boyland; two great grandchildren, Jennifer Block and Shane Pervis; a great great grandchild, Tristan; nieces, nephews and a close church family. In addition to her parents and husband, Vera was predeceased by her son Richard Cole. Family and friends are invited to a funeral service at Maranatha Bible Chapel CMA, 774 Sing Sing Rd. Horseheads, NY 14845 on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 1 p.m. with the Reverend William Wells officiating. Graveside services will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Memorials may be directed to Missions Work, Maranatha Bible Chapel, or Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 in Vera's memory.