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
FARR –GERALDINE M. FARR BURBAGE, age 87 of 203 Tift Avenue Horseheads, NY died on Saturday April 2, 2005 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mrs. Burbage was born January 23, 1918 in Sayre, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Albert and Anna Kithcart Farr. Geraldine married her husband Winfred R. Burbage who pre-deceased her on October 14, 1990. She was also pre-deceased by her daughter Janis A. Morley who died on August 4, 1983 and her brother Roy Farr. Geraldine was an active member of The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, a former member of W.O.E.S. of Horseheads Elks Lodge # 2297, a former volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Planned Parenthood, and The Board of Elections. She was a Girl Scout Leader for several years and was an avid sports enthusiast especially enjoying figure skating and golfing. Mrs. Burbage worked at The Blue Swann in Sayre, PA and retired as a secretary for Dytman Electric in Elmira, NY. Geraldine loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them. Mrs. Burbage is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Robert W. and Fern T. Burbage of Horseheads, NY; son-in-law: Victor Morley of Sayre, PA; grandchildren: Patricia A. Morley Johnson and Don Johnson of Sayre, PA; Karen Morley Bargsley and John Bargsley of Concord, NC; William T. Morley of Sayre, PA and Jeraldine Morley Baichoo and Peter Baichoo of Queens, NY; great-grandchildren: Andrew R. Johnson and Tayler Janis Galasso-Morley; brother: Milford Farr of Sayre, 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 Tuesday April 5, 2005 from 3-6 PM. Mrs. Burbage's Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday April 6, 2005 at 11 AM at The First United Methodist Church 1034 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY with Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, New York. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Elmira Star Gazette Apr. 3, 2005.
FARR Richard W.
Age 87 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday May 16, 2012. Richard was born on September 13, 1924 in Horseheads, NY the son of the late Ralph C. and Ada Florence Wingrave Farr. He was a custom welder for U.S. Steel in Elmira Heights, NY. Dick was selected for the team that assembled the steel Drulis sculpture that welcomes visitors to the entrance of Corning Community College. Mr. Farr was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Army. Dick was a decorated veteran and fought at The Battle of St. Lo. and the campaigns to liberate Belgium. He finished his tour of duty in Paris, France. Dick was a member of Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post #442 in Horseheads for over 60 years. He enjoyed dancing and concerts in Teal Park. Richard met his wife Marjorie while roller skating and they enjoyed ice skating as well together. Richard married his wife Marjorie J. Moyle Farr on November 29, 1947 and they were married for nearly 40 years before she predeceased him on October 7, 1987. He was also predeceased by his sisters Shirley Tressler and Beatrice Murphy. Dick loved going to the cottage in the summers on Cayuga Lake and working around the house. Mr. Farr is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Richard D. and Lisa B. Farr of Ithaca, NY; daughter: Linda M. Zare of Ashland, Oregon; grandchildren: Natalie Rose Farr of Ithaca, NY, Shamila Zare and her partner Bryan Burns, and Layla Zare all of CA; great granddaughter: Luna Burns of CA; brother and sister-in-law George and Carol Farr of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Shirley and Bernard Turner of CA, Stuart and Helen Moyle of Vestal, NY, and Ruth Moyle of Endwell, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Friday May 18, 2012 from 5-8 PM. Mr. Farr's Gravesite Services will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY on Saturday May 19, 2012 at 2 PM where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Farr. Star Gazette – May 18, 2012
William Farren of Horseheads, RD 1, died Tuesday, July 4, 1939, after a long illness. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. William Knight, Pittsburg, Pa.; two sons, Earl of Lowman and Finley of Pine City; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body is at the Shields funeral home, Horseheads, where the funeral will be held Friday at 3 p.m. EDT. The Rev. Roy S. Smyres. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.
FERGUSON Charles M. Ferguson
Age 82 of Elmira, NY. He was born December 4, 1930 in Savona, NY, son of the late Malcolm and Alice (Hoad) Ferguson and died Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his wife Marion in 1998, step-sons Bud Carpenter and Leon Conklin; brothers Ronnie and Donald Holmes; sister Margie Smith; He is survived by his children Charles M Ferguson II, Charlene M, Ferguson Melville both of Elmira, step-children Mickie Turner of Elmira; Jan Brewster of Maine, Patsy (Len) Hadix of TX, Bonnie (Alex) Card of FL, Ronnie (Ginny) Carpenter of FL; brother Dale Ferguson of Arizona; sisters Nancy Craig of GA and Connie O'Dell of Monterey, NY; Charles was blessed with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He retired from Capabilities, was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during Korea and attended Elcor Adult Care. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service with military honors on Monday, December 31st at 5 pm in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. His family thanks the staff at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their wonderful family care provided them during Charles' stay. Star Gazette – December 29, 2012
FISH - WALTER
Dorothy E. Age 86, of Meadowlark Rd., Horseheads, died after an extended illness on April 27, 2005 while in Florida. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Elwood, in 1986. She is survived by her daughters and son, George Walter of Horseheads, Melanie (Richard) Kaminski of Rockledge, FL, Rise Walter of San Francisco, CA, Kim (Larry) Impson of Horseheads; grandchildren, Christopher and Brett Kaminski, Miles Walter Clark, Jaime and Samantha Impson; great-granddaughter, Sydney Kaminski; and brother, Jay Fish of Stroudsburg, PA. Dorothy was also predeceased by her sister, Betty DePew; and brother, Emmitt Fish. Dorothy was born in Scranton, PA, on March 17, 1919, the daughter of the late Jay and Thelma (Bisbing) Fish. A member of Sullivanville United Methodist Church, Dorothy retired in 1986 from the Town of Horseheads where she was Town Clerk for many years. She was also a member of the Municipal Clerk's Association. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, May 6th, 2005, from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mari Rockwell officiating. Interment service will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to the Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice, c/o Wuesthoff Health System Foundation, PO Box 565002, Rockledge, FL, 32956-5002, or the Sullivanville United Methodist Church, 69 Old Sullivanville Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.
FITCH –GERALDINE M. “GERRY” FISHER, age 82 of Mill St., Horseheads, died Saturday, March 12, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Gerry was born Aug. 21, 1922 in Newark Valley, NY, the daughter of the late Harry Calverly and Frieda Cleveland Fitch. She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Wilbur “Bill” Fisher; children, Janice and Peter Wills of Rochester, NY, William and Pon Fisher of West Bloomfield, MI, Laura and Kevin McGurgan of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jennifer (Todd) Gustafson, William Fisher Jr., Peter Wills Jr., Caitlin McGurgan, Megan McGurgan and Brian McGurgan; one great-grandchild, Gavin Fisher; sisters, Velma McAuliffe of Winter Haven, FL, Jean Owen of Moody, AL; along with one niece and several nephews. She was also predeceased by her brother, Harry “Sonny” Calverley Jr. During WWII, Gerry worked at the former Bendix Corporation. As long time residents of Horseheads Bill and Gerry were the owners and operators of Fisher’s Furniture Store in Horseheads. She was also a member of Horseheads Chapter of Order of Eastern Star. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Wednesday, March 16, 2005, from 4-6:30 p.m. Her service will follow there at the funeral home at 6:30 with the Rev. Walter Bridges officiating. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to the Guthrie Cancer Center Nancy Quattrini Oncology Fund, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
Miss Belle FITZGERALD of 413 W. Franklin St., Horseheads, Dec. 16, 1947. Survived by several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Saturday at 3:30 p. m. Rev. Wilson Yost. Maple Grove Cemetery. Please omit flowers. (Elmira Star Gazette Pg. 14 Wed. 17 November 1947)
Miss Charlotte FITZGERALD, an employee of the Queen City Knitting Mills at Elmira Heights, died Sunday noon at the family home, 398 East Eleventh Street at Elmira Heights. She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Eliza Schafer of Boone, Iowa; Mrs. Frances Beckhorn and Miss Belle Fitzgerald of Elmira Heights, and Miss Fitzgerald of Big Rock, Ill., two brothers, Frederick of Elmira and the Rev. W. T. Fitzgreald of Chemung. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday at 10 a.m. and will be private. The Rev. H. Kane will officiate and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery at Horseheads. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 12, Monday, 3 November 1913)
FITZGERALD - Mrs. Frances Beckhorn died this morning at 7 o'clock at the family home, 233 College avenue, at Elmira Heights, aged sixty-one years. She is survived by her husband, Hammond Beckhorn, two sisters, Mrs. Wesley Shaffer of Iowa and Miss Belle Fitzgerald of Elmira Heights; three brothers, James Fitzgerald of Illinois, William Fitzgerald of Corning and Frederick Fitzgerald of Erin Center. The funeral will be announced later. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 19, Thursday, 16 July 1914)
Fred B. FITZGERALD
The death of Fred B. Fitzgerald, 85, of Erin occurred on Sunday, April 2. He is survived by his wife Cora; sons, James, Robert and John of Erin and Percy of Trumansburg; daughters, Mrs. Ford Cady, Mrs. Raymond Wheeler and Mrs. Earl Wheeler of Pine City, Mrs. Albert Wheeler of Millerton, and one sister Miss Bell Fitzgerald of Horseheads. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. (Chemung Valley Reporter, Pg. 4, Thu. 6 Apr 1944)
FITZGERALD Richard J. Fitzgerald
Age 85, of Elmira, NY, died on April 30, 2011 at home. Richard was born on December 14, 1925 in Elmira, the son of the late Richard and Mildred (McClure) Fitzgerald. Richard was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Norma E. Russell Fitzgerald and his brother, Jack Fitzgerald. Richard is survived by his children, Norman (Brenda) Fitzgerald of North Port, FL, Joan (Charles) Rybak of Elmira, Gary (Donna) Fitzgerald of Elmira, Coressa (Harry) Wagner of Elmira Heights, Patricia (Michael) Lynch of Elmira, Tammy (Jim) Clearwater of Barton, NY, Richard Fitzgerald of Brodheadsville, PA and Judy (Bill) Fruendt of Bath, PA; sisters, Mary Connell and Veronica Gursky, both of Elmira; sister-in-law, Deloris Fitzgerald of Elmira Heights; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard served our country honorably in the US Army during WWII, receiving the WWII Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry and two Bronze Star Medals. He also was Vice President of A.C. Rice Storage. He was an over-the-road long distance truck driver and he had his own fleet of trucks. Richard also worked for Roadway Trucking in PA. He built his own airplane in his living room in 1960. After completion, he flew it from the Elmira Corning Regional Airport. The family would like to thank the Southern Tier Hospice for their care over the last five months. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, May, 3, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Richard can be made to Southern Tier Hospice. Star Gazette – May 2, 2011
FITZSIMMONS Ronald Andrew "Dutch"
Age 78 0f Pine City, NY died on Saturday September 14, 2013 very unexpectedly at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Dutch was born September 16, 1934 in The Town of Caroline, NY the son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Zimdahl Fitzsimmons. He was a Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Army. Dutch married his wife, Marjorie Ellen Kinney Fitzsimmons, on February 16, 1957 and they recently celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary. He was a member of The Caton United Methodist Church and a life-time member of The Caton Fire Department. Dutch was a union electrician having worked for Bouille Electric for many years and was a member of I.B.E.W. Local #139. Mr. Fitzsimmons was pre-deceased by his parents, his daughters Lora Ruth Fitzsimmons and Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, and his sister Elizabeth (Mrs. Roscoe) Andrews. Dutch loved his family and friends and treasured every moment he spent with them and he was always there for a family member or friend. Dutch is survived by his wife Marjorie Ellen Kinney Fitzsimmons; daughters and sons-in-law: Sara (Alan) Nicolette of Ilion, NY, Jennifer (Gary) Audinwood of Campbell, NY, Melissa (Kevin) Sproule of Pine City, NY, Amanda (Curtis) Robbins of Pine City, NY; son: Peter Fitzsimmons & Kelley Bachman of Caton, NY; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law: Maud Lobdell of Ohio and Ruth & William Coston Jr. of Burdett, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mary (Norvall) Campbell of Elmira Heights, NY, Janice Kinney of Horseheads, NY, Patricia Mason of Breesport, NY, and Stephen Kinney of Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Tuesday September 17, 2013 from 4-7 PM. Mr. Fitzsimmons' Funeral Services will be held at Funeral Home on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at 10 AM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Fitzsimmons. Star Gazette – September 16, 2013
FIVIE STELLA MARZETTE BUTTS
Stella Marzette Age 69, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Stella was born on January 1, 1937 to the late Herbert M. and Beatrice Irene (Smith) Fivie. She is survived by her son, David (Lori) Reeser of Southport; stepsons, Terry (Terri) Butts of FL, David Butts of FL; daughters, Rose (James) Gruber of Lockwood, NY, Jo Ann (Robert) Munsey of Elizabeth City, NC; brothers, Herbert (Beverly) Fivie of Odessa, NY, Jack (Donna) Fivie of Elmira Heights, NY; sister, Delores (James) Blackwell of Seven Valleys, PA; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Stella was predeceased by her husband, Floyd E. Butts in 2001; a sister, Jo Ann Phyllis Fivie; a brother, Robert Fivie; and two grandchildren, Alissa and Nicholas. She was a member of the former Moose Club of Elmira. It was Stella's wish that there be no calling hours or services. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A gathering of close friends and family will take place on Friday, September 29, 2006, from noon until 8:00 p.m. at Stella's home, 1114 Richard Street, Elmira, to celebrate her life. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
FLORCZYK Richard P.
Age 72 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday May 28, 2011 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Dick was born June 29, 1938 in Syracuse, NY the son of the late Stanley and Harriett Laskowski Florczyk. He received both his Bachelors' Degree and his Master's Degree from Syracuse University. He was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY where he coached CYO and taught CCD. Dick also coached in several Horseheads Youth Leagues as well as Horseheads Girl's Softball Association. He was a retired salesman for Floors Plus in Elmira Heights, NY. Dick loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Dick is survived by his children Michele Wood of Horseheads, NY, Richard S. & Katie Florczyk of Orange Beach, Alabama, Melinda & Clayton Wood of Marietta, Georgia, and Brian & Michelle Florczyk of Elizabethville, PA; grandchildren: Sara Wood, Paige, Matthew, and Courtney Florczyk, Emma, Gavin, and Maxim Florczyk; former wife and caregiver: Maureen Bryan Florczyk Adams & Richard Adams of Horseheads, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Raymond & Barbara Florczyk of Central Square, NY and their children Raymond Jr., Lynn, and Patricia. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday May 31, 2011 from 5-8 PM. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 9AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street & Westinghouse Road Horseheads, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – May 29, 2011
PAUL L. "REBEL" FLOYD passed from the arms of his beloved wife into eternal rest with his Lord and Savior on November 1, 2014. Born to Robert Edward "Woody" and Emily Bazemore Floyd on November 10, 1935 in Windsor, North Carolina, one of six brothers. He was a member of the National Guard from February 1953 to February 1956. He joined the U.S. Army on 1957. He was part of the U.S. Army Information and Demonstration team and traveled throughout the Northeast. After being discharged from the Army, he went back to North Carolina and worked for a short time for McClean Trucking Company. He traveled back to New York and on May 1, 1959 joined Dalrymple Gravel & Contracting Company. He was employed by them for over 55 years, as a mixer driver, office dispatcher and he moved heavy equipment. He was also employed by the town of Southport for several years as a Town Police Officer. He is predeceased by his parents, brothers Herbert Cola, Hillary Lee, Robert Warren, William Hayward and survived by his brother Joseph Elmer. Also surviving him are the love of his life and best friend, wife Bernadette, with whom he will celebrate 40 years of laughter and love on Valentine's Day 2015; his adoring son Sean, with wife Amy Marie; grandchildren Dustin, Gavin, Kaitlyn and Elizabeth. He worked with is wife at Boy Scout Troop #9 at Parley Coburn School and helped her manage 2 Mark Twain Little League Ball Teams. He was Past Exalted Ruler of Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297, Past Master of Horseheads Old Oak Masonic Lodge #367, member of Corning Consistory where he became a 32nd Degree Mason. He was Past Patron of Elmira Horseheads Chapter #423 Order of the Eastern Star and Past Worthy Patron of Queen Frederica Court, Order of the Amaranth Chapter #22 in Elmira, NY and a member of Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post #154, Elmira Heights, NY. A true southern gentleman, whose quick wit and 1,000 watt smile drew everyone under his captivating spell. Fiercely protective of his family and loyal to his friends. He never met a stranger - just someone he had not yet been introduced to. Kind hearted toward animals. A man children gravitated toward. He had an amazing work ethic, and always gave 110% to anything he did. This world has been a better place with him in it, and now the heavens have claimed a brighter and beautiful star to shine down upon us all. He fought the good fight, and now he can rest in peace. God speed, my love, until we meet again. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, November 4th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Wednesday, November 5th at 10 am. Rev. Richard Farrell will officiate. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Rebel through donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS or the Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/3/2014
RICHARD L. FLUMAN, age 54 of Aberdeen Rd., Horseheads passed away after a long fight surrounded by his family on Fri., Feb. 10, 2017. Rich was born Aug. 14, 1962 to Richard H. Fluman and Sandra (Wieder) Stranzl. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Abby (Houck) Fluman; daughter and son, Kara at home and Zachary of Buffalo; Mother, Sandy Stranzl and father, Richard Fluman both of Horseheads; Sisters, Jolene (Jeff) Simmons of Ithaca, Terri (Jeff) Standish of Breesport, Lisa (Geoff) Hartigan of Horseheads and Linda (Dave) Friebis of Elmira Heights; Many nieces, nephews, in-laws, co workers, and close and caring friends. Rich was a graduate of Horseheads High School class of 1980 and SUNY Oneonta in 1990. In his early working career, Rich was employed at Chemung Electronics in Elmira. After graduating from college he entered his career as a salesman with Empire Merchants North, formerly Service Universal of Rochester, NY. His success there met him many friends as well as travel opportunities, including a visit to Scotland. He was a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan and an avid golfer. He also enjoyed playing baseball and softball. Above all else, Rich was a kind hearted man, a true friend to many and a devoted and loving husband, father, brother and son. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tues., Feb. 14, 2017 from 3-5:00 and 7-9:00 pm. His service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Wed. Feb. 15, 2017 at 11:00 am. Burial service will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/12/2017
FORCE John O. Force
Age 86, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. John was born on September 26, 1924, in Elmira, NY, son of the late Harry and Emma (Carlson) Force. John served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He retired from Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, NY, after many years as a machinist. John was a member of the Horseheads Village Fire Department for over 50 years and was a past member of the Elmira Heights Fire Department. He was an avid bowler, being a member of the Thursday Night League and the Senior Citizens League. John was predeceased by his wife, Margaret in 2007; and daughter, Cathy in 2004. Survivors include his sons, Patrick Force of Horseheads, NY, and John Force of Erin, NY; sister, Edda Force of Elmira, NY; daughter-in-law, Joann Force of Elmira Heights, NY; granddaughter, Kristin Force; grandsons, Jeremy, Shaun (Kayla), Chad and Ryan Force. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service on Friday, October 15, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads with full Military Honors. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 12, 2010
FORD - WINSLOW LOIS P. AGE
Horseheads, NY and Chiefland, FL died on Monday, October 1, 2001 at Nature Coast Hospital in Willston, FL. Mrs. Winslow was born May 26, 1926 in Prescott, AZ, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Vera Fisher Ford. She married her husband, Glenn R. Winslow Jr. on March 8, 1946 and they recently celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary on March 8, 2001. Lois was a retired employee of Westinghouse Corp. in Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Winslow was pre-deceased by her son, Geoffrey L. Winslow, on July 3, 1976. Lois is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Glenn R. Winslow Jr.; sons and daughter-in-law: Glenn R. "Dick" & Gloria Winslow III of Horseheads, NY and David Michael "Mike" Winslow of Horseheads, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Patt & Mike Dzikowski of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Eric Dzikowski, Geoffrey Dzikowski, Kristan Winslow, and Danielle Winslow Straub; great grandson: Joshua Dzikowski; brother: George Ford of Athens, PA; sisters: Sandra Matthews of Elmira, NY and Loretta Eulett of Ohio; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Friday, October 19, 2001 from 1-2 PM. Mrs. Winslow's Funeral & Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 PM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. It is the family's request that those wishing, remember Mrs. Winslow through memorials to The American Heart Association.
FORMECK Robert Edward, Sr.
Age 78 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday October 4, 2013 at Elcor Nursing Home. Robert was born on November 27, 1934 in Spangler, PA the son of the late Charles and Ann Sedlock Formeck. He was a Korean War Veteran serving his country with The U. S. Army. Robert married his wife, Irene Bernadette Dorko Formeck, on June 21, 1957 and she predeceased him April 2, 2009. Mr. Formeck was a retired engineer with Westinghouse Corporation in Horseheads, NY. He was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Robert was predeceased by brother: Ross Formeck. Mr. Formeck loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Mr. Formeck is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Robert E. Formeck Jr. and Christine Carnegie Formeck of Horseheads, NY; Stephen R. Formeck and Wendy Cox Formeck of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Robbie Formeck of Charlotte, NC; Dan Formeck of Charlotte, NC; Nicole Formeck of Horseheads, NY; Kyle, Josh, and Sean Formeck all of Horseheads, NY; brother: C. George (Ruth) Formeck of Dowingtown, PA; sister: Mary Ann (Ray) Wike of Indiana, PA; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday October 7, 2013 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Mr. Formeck will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Irene in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Formeck. It was Mr. Formeck's wish that in lieu of flowers those wishing may remember him through memorials to the Horseheads Little League P.O. Box 295 Horseheads, NY 14845. The Family would like to thank everyone at Elcor Nursing Home for the loving and compassionate care given to both Robert and Irene during their stay at Elcor. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette - October 5, 2013
FORTUNA Jeanette Marie
Age 56, of Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. After a long and courageous battle with cancer, she went to be with her beloved mother in Heaven. She was loved by all who knew her well, and she reciprocated with her personal concern for others and her generosity. Born in 1952, Jeanette Marie grew up in Elmira Heights, the daughter of Marian Elizabeth West (Stanley) Fortuna. After graduation from a University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, she began a personally rewarding career as a Corrections Officer. Respected as a hard worker for many years at the New York State Department of Corrections, she finished her career at Monterey Shock Camp. She retired in recent years, and began to pursue her personal interest in helping young people. Friends gathered around her to be with her in her recent illness, and always could rely on Jeanette to be strong and self-sufficient to the end. She dearly loved and enjoyed the company for many years of her "children", several feline companions, Tommy, Bobby, Maria and Jenny, and several canine companions, Chewy, Lady, Buddy, and Willy II, aka Grumpy. They were always with her and loved her completely; she rescued each of them from poor circumstances and provided all they wanted. Jeanette is survived by two former foster children, Jenny and Paola; and by her brother, Paul of Ithaca; and cousins, Janet Wise and Bill (Jane) West of S.C., and her nephew Andrew; she was predeceased by her mother in 1999. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church, and owner of the former Fortuna's Inn. Friends will receive visitors at the Kalec Funeral Home, Saturday, March 28th , 2009, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed immediately by her Funeral Service at 2 p.m. led by Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan of St. Charles Borromeo Church, Celebrant. Internment beside her mother, Marian, in Maple Grove Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Chemung County, Southern Tier Hospice, or to the charity of your choice that benefits children or animals. (envelopes available at the Funeral Home) Love - Love deeply - Love well - Always remember With much love, from your friends and family. We will miss you. Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/26/2009 - 3/27/2009
FOSTER Gene L.
Age 75, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. Gene was born on December 26, 1933 in Elmira, son of the late Ralph and Gladys (Ryder) Foster. Gene served our country in the United States Army. He retired from the NYS Dept. of Transportation in Elmira after 29 years of service. Gene was also a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include his daughter, Rebekah Foster of Elmira; sons, Stephen Foster of Elmira and James Foster of Brooklyn, NY; sisters, Leona (Elden) Hughes and Gloriadeen Foster, both of Elmira; brother, Dean (Margaret) Foster of Horseheads, NY; Gene was predeceased by his brother, Owen Foster. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service for Gene on Friday, October 9, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 708 Lena Place, Elmira. A Graveside Service will follow at 1:00 PM in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on October 7, 2009
FOSTER - Foster, Homer F., Sr. Age 80, of Horseheads, R. D. 3, Sunday, August 1, 1965. Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Horace Pittman. Maple Grove Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Marion Rodabaugh of Horseheads, sons, John H. Foster of Erin, Homer Foster Jr. of Horseheads; sister Mrs. H. B. Slater of Bradenton, Fl., brothers Leon of Towanda R. D., John of Troy, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
HOMER F. FOSTER age 51 of 2954 Vargo Road, Horseheads, Tuesday, March 13, 1973. Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 11 a.m., the Rev. John Bedzyk. Maple Grove Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Hazel Foster; son, Roger Foster; daughters, Ruth, Rose and Robin all at home; sister, Mrs. Marian Rodabaugh of Horseheads RD 3; brother, John H. Foster of Erin; several aunts, nieces, nephews. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/14/1973
FOSTER Joyce Elizabeth Sherwood
Age 82, of Lowman, NY, died on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Joyce was born April 18, 1931, in Montrose, PA, the daughter of Elwin and Julia (Rhinevault) Foster. She is predeceased by her husband Walter B. Sherwood in 1978, brother, Raymond Foster and sister, Alice Foster Carmon. Joyce is survived by her children, with their spouses, Gail White, Harold and Ann Sherwood, Rodney and Shelly Sherwood, Tim and Kelly Sherwood, Todd Sherwood and belated friend Joan Washenko all of North Chemung, NY; 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Joyce worked for Sears & Roebuck in Elmira and at the Arnot Mall for 35 years as sales clerk. She was a member of the North Chemung Methodist Church and was the Past President of the American Legion Post 442 Auxiliary and the Baldwin Fire Department Auxiliary. Family and friends are invited to Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, on Monday, October 21, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Joyce's funeral service will held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing can make a donation to North Chemung Methodist Church 677 Breesport Road Lowman, NY 14861 in Joyce's memory. Star Gazette - October 18, 2013
FOSTER - JOHNSTON, Margaret E.
Age 88, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully Friday evening, September 26, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Johnston was born November 11, 1919 in Troy, PA, a daughter of the late John T. and Eva (Williams) Foster. She retired from LRC in Horseheads, NY after several years. Predeceasing her in death were her sister, Beatrice Hurlburt; and brother, Earl Foster. She is survived by her brother, Theodore Foster of Milton, PA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. It was Mrs. Johnston's wishes that there be no calling hours. A Gravesite Service will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery on Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at 2 p.m.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/29/2008
CARLYLE E. ‘SKEET’ FOX of Horseheads died Wednesday evening, March 16, 2005 at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY. Skeet was born on October 5, 1917 in Sayre the son of the late Floyd L. & Marguerite Russell Fox. Skeet served his country with the US Army during WWII and retired after 32 years from Schweizer Aircraft Corporation. His other activities include being a past trustee of the Elks BPOE of Horseheads, and member of the Building Fund Committee. He was also a member of the Disabled War Vets, American Legion Clarence Oliver Post #154, VFW Skiff-Bower Post #1536 of Sayre and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads. Pre-deceasing him in death were his brother and sister-in-law, Floyd & Inez Fox, sister & brother-in-law, Kathyrn and William Roberts and brother, John E. Fox. He is survived by: His loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Frances Blackman Fox; son: Carlyle "Larry" (Patricia) Fox; daughter Sandra (James) Heatley; much loved grandchildren, Jennifer & Patrick Solomon, Marc Heatley, and Brian & Alan Fox; great grandsons, Connor & Liam Solomon and several nieces, nephews; sisters-in-law, Edna Haner, Mary (Archie) Hatch; brothers-in-law, Thomas (Sandy) Blackman and Joseph (Kathleen) Blackman. Family and friends will be received at Sullivan's Funeral Home 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 Horseheads, N.Y. on Sunday March 20, 2005 from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert Sherburne and the Rev. James Carr. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads with full military honors. Those wishing may remember Skeet may do so through memorial to the Bath VA Medical Center, 76 Veterans Ave. Bath, N.Y. 14810. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Evening Times Mar. 19, 2005.
FRANCES - PLASKON, Goldie L. Heinzelman
A long time resident of the Elmira Heights community died Friday morning, November 7, 2008 at her home in the care of her family and Southern Tier Hospice at the age of 74. Born on June 22, 1934 in Granville Summit, PA Goldie was the daughter of Leon & Katie Burbank Frances. A mother and homemaker, Goldie took pride in her home and enjoyed close friends along with her collectibles. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Richard Heinzelman in 1969 and her second husband, John Plaskon in 2004 and a grandson, Joseph Heinzelman in 2001. Surviving are her sons, Edward (Georgina) Heinzelman, Elmira Heights; and Joseph (Therese) Heinzelman, Elmira Heights; step-sons, Michael (Jenny) Plaskon, CA; and Steven (Elise) Plaskon, Vestal; several grandchildren; a brother, Clarence Doane, Elmira; sisters, Sarah (Carl) Ellliott, Elmira; and Betty (Don) Shelly, Lowman; a brother, Clarence Doane, Elmira; along with cherished family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Graveside committal services will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Memorial donations may be directed to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 in her memory. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/8/2008 - 11/10/2008
FRANCIS –KATHLEEN S. FRANCIS GRAY age 98 formerly of 730 Taylor Road Horseheads, NY died on Friday April 15, 2005 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Gray was born March 2, 1907 in Wellsboro, PA the daughter of the late Bert and Rosa Mitchell Francis. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and The Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing. Kathleen married her husband, J. Gordon Gray, on March 29, 1930 and he predeceased her on November 6, 1988. Mrs. Gray was also predeceased by her brother Harold Francis in 1957; her great-grandson Connor Gray in 2003; and her sister-in-law Margaret Francis Keagle in 2005. She was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads and a member of The Order of Eastern Star for over 50 years. Mrs. Gray is survived by her loving and devoted sons and daughters-in-law: Jeffrey M. & Mary Ann Gray of Chemung, NY and Roderick & Mary Jean Gray of Hammondsport, NY; five grandchildren: Brian Gray, Victoria Gray, Lisa (Joseph) Navone, Christopher (Melanie) Gray, and Jonathan (Bridget) Gray; nine great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law: Marian & Robert Smith of Florida; several nieces, nephews, and a host of caring friends. Kathleen's family would like to thank all her caregivers at Bethany Manor and her Hospice workers especially her nurse Sam Krohn for their dedicated and compassionate care of their mother and grandmother. It was Mrs. Gray's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Private Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Gray through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Elmira Star Gazette Apr. 17, 2005.
FRANKLIN P. FREEBORN, age 79 of Horseheads, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital on Sun. Nov. 9, 2014 following declining health. Born on Apr. 8, 1935 in Elmira, NY; Franklin was the son of the late, S. Sgt Franklin W. & Alice Priest Freeborn. He married Rowena "Red" Edger on Oct. 22, 1955 at Elmwood Ave. Baptist Church. Together they had celebrated 58 years of dedication for each other until her passing on July 27, 2014. A hard worker and devoted husband and father, Frank was the co proprietor of Freeborn's Grocery in Horseheads and Tompkins Corners which he operated with his wife, Rowena "Red" Freeborn for 15 years. Franklin was also employed by Keuka Construction Co. as a treasurer. His interests included Trout Fishing, hunting, model trains, coin collecting. Franklin was an active member of the Elmwood Ave. Baptist Church and a former Master of the Horseheads Old Oak # 364 Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his children, Franklin W. (Susan Oliver) Freeborn, Erin; William M. Freeborn, Erin; Hugh D. (Cheryl) Freeborn, Portville; Laurie A. (John) Howe, Bear, DE; and Scott R. Freeborn, Horseheads; several grandchildren, a sister, Joyce Gilkeson, Kirkwood, NY; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his step father, Marshall "Tom" Bell; and a sister, Jean Bell Perry. Family and friends will be received at Elmwood Ave. Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Ave. Elmira Heights, NY on Thurs. Nov. 13, 2014 between the hours of 10 a.m.-12 (noon). Funeral services will follow at 12 (noon) with his pastor and friend, Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Graveside services will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations directed to the church in his memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/11/2014
STUARD L. ‘BUCKY’ FREELAND. Age 91 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday March 25, 2005. Mr. Freeland was born March 20, 1914 in Elmira, NY the son of late Lester and Susie Snover Freeland. Bucky was a graduate of Horseheads High School where he played football and basketball. Bucky married his wife, Mary Lashiw Freeland, on April 15, 1939 and they would have celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary on April 15, 2005. He was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Horseheads, NY. Bucky was a charter member and life-time member of Horseheads Elks Lodge # 2297 and was a Past Exalted Ruler. He was a retired employee of Thatcher Glass Company in Elmira, NY. Bucky was pre-deceased by his parents and his brothers Francis Freeland and Herbert Freeland. Mr. Freeland is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years Mary Lashiw Freeland; son & daughter-in-law: Mark & Margaret Freeland of Stockton, NJ; grandchildren: Michelle Freeland of NJ and Michael Freeland of NJ; great grandson: Patrick Joseph McKell IV; sisters and brother-in-law: Florence Hammond of Grand Blanc, Michigan and Phyllis & Jack Slocum of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law: Josephine Freeland of Penn Yan, NY; brother-in-law: Malcolm Whiting 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 Monday March 28, 2005 from 10 AM – 11 AM. Mr. Freeland's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Funeral Home following calling hours at 11 AM with Rev. John Rafter officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Freeland through memorials for Parkinson's Disease Research. Bucky's Family wishes to thank the entire staff of Elcor Health Services for their loving and compassionate care they gave Bucky during his stay at Elcor. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Elmira Star Gazette March 26, 2005.
FREEMAN George E. of Bath, NY Age 87, died Monday, January 9, 2006, in Bradenton, FL. Mr. Freeman was born in Leetsdale, PA on February 21, 1918, the son of the late Ernest and Margaret Welch Freeman. George became enamored with the challenge of heavier-than-air flight at the early age of 16. During WWII he was a civilian flight instructor in the Army Air Corps and later became a reservist in the fledging U.S. Air Force., from which he retired as a Major with a Command Pilot rating. Various assignments included short terms at Air Force bases in Texas and Florida and 10 years at Spence AFB near Moultie, Georgia. During this time he was inducted, not by choice, into the Caterpillar Club (read: silk parachute) when his plane lost a wing in flight. After WWII George was a partner in a seaplane business based on the Ohio River near Pittsburgh, PA. Later he became a corporate pilot with Corning Glass based in Corning, NY, retiring as Captain with over 20 years’ service in 1978. Afterwards George was a partner in an aircraft brake and service business based at Bennetts Die & Tool in Horseheads, NY. Affiliations over the years have included memberships in Experimental Aircraft Association clubs (EAA 533 of Elmira and EAA 953 of Bath) and the four-member "Breezy Bunch Club" (development and building of an overwing single-prop open-cockpit experimental aircraft); the Airplane Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA); and Docent of both the Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport and the Warplane Museum at the Elmira Airport in Horseheads, NY. George was also a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Horseheads. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, and also attended on a regular basis the Kanona Methodist Church for the past several years. George is survived by his wife, Norma Robbins Freeman. They celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary in June 2005. George is also survived by four daughters and one son, Millicent Self (Nat) of Montgomery, TX, Sherrill Edminister of Atlanta, GA, Georgiana French (Charlie) of Brea, CA, Pamela A. Ray (Robin) of Atlanta, GA, and George E., Jr., of Atlanta, GA; and he has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. George was also married to the former Martha Ellen Compton, who predeceased him in 1981; and George was also predeceased by his only sibling, his sister, Millicent Chaney, in 2004. Prior calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, January 13th, at the Fagan Funeral Home in Bath, NY. The funeral will be held Saturday, January 14th, at 2 p.m. at the Kanona Methodist Church in Kanona. Interment will be held privately at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in George's name, in lieu of flowers, to either the Curtiss Museum, Rt. 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840, or to the Kanona Methodist Church, Kanona, NY 14856. Arrangements by the Fagan Funeral Home, 31 W. Morris St., Bath, NY 14810.
CURTIS W. FREEMAN age 78 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Monday March 6, 2017. He was born on June 10, 1938 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Wilfred and Vivian Spiegel Freeman. Mr. Freeman was a Certified Master Auto Mechanic for Elm Chevrolet, Steve Acuto Pontiac, and Van Brunt Motors. Curtis married his wife Ann (Stevens) Freeman on July 13, 1973 and they would have celebrated their 44th Wedding Anniversary this year. Mr. Freeman was a longtime Volunteer Firefighter and Past Treasurer, President and Board Member of the Tompkins Corners Fire Department. He had many interests, such as woodworking, tractors, photography, outdoor activities including gardening and yard work. Mr. Freeman was known for his ingenuity, strength of spirit, self-reliance, determination, and his readiness to help his family, friends and neighbors at any time of the day or night. He was pre-deceased by brothers Owen Freeman and Noel Freeman and his sister Barbara Lawson. Curtis is survived by his loving wife Ann Stevens Freeman, son Glenn Freeman of Horseheads, NY; daughter Darlene Freeman of Newton, MA; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins; and his dog Freckles. Mr. Freeman's family would like to thank the team of Doctor's and Nurses in the Intensive Care Unit of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their devoted care and kindness. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Friday March 10, 2017 from 7-9 PM. Mr. Freeman's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday March 11, 2017 at 10 AM. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. In Lieu of Flowers those wishing may remember Curtis through Memorials to the Friends of the Horseheads Animal Shelter P.O. Box 288 Horseheads, NY or to The Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA 2435 State Route 352 Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/9/2017
Ocala, FL: Robert Freeman of Ocala, FL, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died on 11/12/11. He is retired from American LaFrance. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; two sons, Robert of Ocala, FL and Randy of Corning, NY; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. His burial will take place at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette -November 22, 2011
FRIDMANN Sherrill A.
Age 74 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Buffalo, NY died unexpectedly on Tuesday September 6, 2011. Sherrill was born November 25, 1936 in Buffalo, NY the son of the late Alfred and Marie Kegler Fridmann. Sherrill is survived by his wife Kathleen MacDonald Fridmann; brother Donald Fridmann and sisters Gail (Chuck) Giles and Linda (Frank) Roth all of North Tonawanda, NY; brothers-in-law Sandy MacDonald and Frederick "Ted" MacDonald both of Michigan; sisters-in-law: Daryl Sharemet of Michigan and Ann Jackson of Kentucky; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Sherrrill earned a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry from The University of Notre Dame. He worked as a chemist for GAF Corporation and retired after several years at IBM Corporation. Sherrill was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY and a member of The Knights of Columbus Council # 6158 of Horseheads, NY. He kept busy in retirement walking dogs at The Town of Horseheads Animal Shelter, transcribing textbooks into Braille for blind students, and was one of the founding members of the local DBSA Support Group. It was Sherrill's wish that there be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Amelia Church in North Tonawanda, NY on Saturday September 17, 2011 at 9 AM. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Monday September 19, 2011 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at 1 PM. The Rev. Robert C. MacNamara will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Orchestra of The Southern Finger Lakes P.O. Box 15 Corning, NY 14830, the local DBSA, or to a charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – September 14, 2011
FROST Allen R. "Frosty"
Age 86 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday February 4, 2009. Al was born September 14, 1922 in Horseheads, NY the son of the late Allyn B. and Emily Johnson Frost. He was also pre-deceased by his daughter, Alanna J. Frost Gunderman, who died on August 6, 1988. Al graduated from Horseheads High School in 1940 where he was a star athlete playing football, basketball and baseball. He married his wife, Carolyn M. Zeigler Frost, on June 14, 1942 and they recently celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary. Al was a Veteran of WW II serving his country with The U.S. Navy. He was the oldest member of the Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post #442 in Horseheads, a member of V.F.W. Post #6083 in Elmira Heights, a charter member and Past Exalted Ruler of Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297, and a member of the White Eagles Club. Frosty was a retired letter carrier with The U. S. Post Office in Horseheads after 31 years of dedicated service and was known for giving candy to the children on his route. He was a member of N.A.R.F.E. and The National Association of Letter Carriers. Al remained active by playing softball for many years on teams in the Commercial Leagues in Elmira as well as bowling. Al was inducted into The Section 4 Sports Hall of Fame for both basketball and baseball. Frosty was also honored by being named Horseheads Athlete of the 20th Century. Al and his wife Carolyn owned and operated Frosty's Snack Bar in Horseheads which later became BeefEater's Lounge. Al loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. He was truly one of "The Great Americans". Al is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 66 years Carolyn M. Zeigler Frost; his loving children: Sheryl D. Hurd of Chesapeake, VA, Suzanne L. Driscoll of Horseheads, NY, Barbara J. & Eugene LaDue of Virginia Beach, VA, Robert A. & Kathy Frost of Horseheads, NY, Richard Gunderman of Vero Beach, Florida, John Gunderman of Ontario, Canada, Pete Driscoll of Horseheads, NY, and Dick Hurd of Elmira, NY; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Katherine Cullen of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law: Frank Whitman of California; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of caring friends including special cousins Albert M. "Phog" and Barbara Allen of Horseheads, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday February 7, 2009 from 2-6 PM. Mr. Frost's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Barbara Hurd and Mary Ann Bernard officiating. Interment will be on Monday February 9, 2009 at 10 AM in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Frost. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/5/2009 - 2/6/2009
INFANT SON FRY – The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Fry of Horseheads RD 2, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1958. Survived by parents, sisters, Margaret and Kathryn fry at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. Johnson of Wilmington, Calif.; paternal grandfather, W. C. Fry of Carlyle, Iowa. Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral home, Horseheads. Burial today at convenience of family. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Advertiser 8/8/1956
WILSON C. FULLER: Wilson C. Fuller, 86, of 3039 Arnold Avenue, Horseheads, N.Y., died Wednesday, Sept. 16. He was a member of the Glad Tidings Christian Life Church and a member of the American Radio Relay League. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Deloris Fuller of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Muriel and Meredith Andrews of Millerton; daughters, Marjorie Borger and E. Nadine Hardy, both of New Mexico; two sisters, Edith Rice of Elmira Heights and Clara Burnham of Horseheads; a sister-in-law, Frances Stanton of Elmira; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home Monday, Sept. 21, with the Rev. Eddie Lowmaster officiating. Burial was made in Maple Grove Cemetery.
JEFFREY LYNN FULTZ age 14, beloved son of Carl W. and Eilenor Fultz of 1298 Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads, NY, Monday, May12, 1986. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Wednesday, 7 to 9 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held there, Thursday at 2 pm. The Rev. Otto MaKinster will officiate. Interment, Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Surviving other than his parents are uncles and aunts, Jack and Mary Reed of Lewistown, PA, Mrs. Eugene Fultz of Waverly, NY, Miss Linda K. Fultz of Lewistown, PA, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robert Shemory of Honey Grove, PA, Mr. and Mrs. George R. MacMillan of Elmira, NY, Mr. and Mrs. William Wemple of Millport, NY; several cousins and grandmother, Edith Hoecek of Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/1986
FUNDURULIC –THERESA M. DOUGLASS of Elmira went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the age of 89. Theresa was born April 16, 1927 in Elmira, NY, a daughter to the late Stephen N. and Stella Mikolajcak Fundurulic. Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, James Douglass; brothers, Joseph and Frank and daughter-in-law, Linda Morse Douglass. She is survived by her children, Stephen (Cheryl) Douglass of Lancaster, PA , Daniel Douglass of Syracuse, NY, Martin Douglass of Horseheads, NY; brother, Stephen (Rose) Fundurulic of Beaver Dams, NY; sister, Loretta "Liddy" (Donald) Savey of Elmira, NY, sisters-in-law, Ingrid Douglass of Lebanon, OH and Nancy Douglass of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Paul Douglass of Madison, MS; ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Theresa was a faithful communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church, volunteering there as well as with the Boy Scouts. She will be lovingly remembered for the care of her husband as he battled Parkinson's Disease for the last 24 years of his life, as well as her devotion to her children and their families. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 4 - 6PM with her Funeral Service to follow at 6PM. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband at Maple Grove Cemetery Friday, July 8, 2016 at 9AM. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/6/2016
FUNK - STANDSFIELD, Mary
Age 97, formerly of Hatfield St., Horseheads, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. Mary was born on September 4, 1911 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Henry and Nora (Mack) Funk. Mary was also predeceased by her husband, Lawrence in 1986; and brother, William Funk in 1958. Those that knew Mary are welcome to attend a calling hour that will be held on Monday, June 29, 2009, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/27/2009
FURCH John Age 87, of Gardner Rd., Horseheads, died Friday, June 16,
2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. John was born August 19, 1918 in
Elmira Heights, NY, the daughter to Michael and Julia (Lukaczyk) Furch. He was
unexpectedly predeceased by his son, William Furch in 1979. His surviving and
devoted family includes his wife of nearly 62 years together, Anne (Kropa)
Furch; son and best friend, Don Furch of Lakemont, NY; sister, Mary Kolynich of
Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law, Till Debnar of Ellicottville City, MD;
brothers-in-law, Bill (Naomi) Kropa of Springville, PA, Arthur (Wynnie) Kropa
of Sylvan Beach, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. John was an honest,
hard-working provider for his family. He retired as a machinist from Purolator,
the former Bendix-Eclipse in Elmira Heights. In his leisure, John was an avid
fisherman. Anytime or any season, John was a passionate Trout Fisherman in
Seneca Lake. Moving to Horseheads, John selected his site and hand built his
home on Gardner Rd., sharing special times and creating many fond memories.
Together with his wife, Anne, they were founding and charter members of Our
Saviour's Lutheran Church in Horseheads, having lent many hands in the
construction of the church. Family and friends are invited to call at the
Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, tonight, Sunday, June 18,
2006, from 6-8:00 p.m. His service will take place in Our Saviour's Lutheran
Church, 2872 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, on Monday at 9:00 a.m., the Rev. Lynell
Aljoe-Thomas officiating. Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. In
memory of John and in honor of his Physician, Dr. Robert Lambert, his staff of
nurses and caregivers as well as the entire staff of Arnot, and for the
exemplary care given to our father, expressions of sympathy may be directed to
the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901, or
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2872 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.