Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2003
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Maple Grove Cemetery Obituaries
MCCANN –BARBARA L. KLINE age 80 and long time resident of Philo Rd. West passed away Tues Feb. 7, 2017 at Schuyler Hospital. Barbara was born in Elmira, NY, on April 6, 1936 to the late Donald and Ethel (Lewis- Combs) McCann. She was predeceased on June 23, 2008 by her devoted husband of 53 years, Reuben Kline Jr. Her surviving family includes her mother, Ethel Combs of Horseheads, NY; Daughters and sons, Marian (Michael) Ameigh of Watkins Glen, NY, Penny (William) Lewis of Burdett, NY, Gerald Kline of Okeechobee, FL, Lewie (Linda) Kline of Campbell, NY, Joseph (Rachel) Kline of Waverly, NY; 8 Grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors including, Rosie Edger of Horseheads and Linda Meyers of Pine Valley. Half-sisters, Debbie Howell, Marion Pulaski, Linda Giannotti and half brother, Darrin McCann; Sisters-in-law, Olive Kline of Erin, NY and Geraldine Straup of Middleburg, PA. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She enjoyed baking crocheting and caring for her family. Barbara and her husband also delivered for the Star Gazette for many years. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Her service will be celebrated there on Sat. at 12:00 noon with burial to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/9/ 2017
McCANN James E. Age 44 of Horseheads, NY died as the result of an automobile accident on Monday January 23, 2006 in Pennsylvania. Jim was born February 3, 1961 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Harry J. and Esther Hess McCann Jr. He was also pre-deceased by his father-in-law Harold E. White Sr. and his brother-in-law Richard J. White. Jim married his wife, Sarah White McCann, on June 11, 1983 and they would have celebrated their 23rd Wedding Anniversary on June 11, 2006. Jim was a former employee of World Kitchens in Corning, NY and presently was a truck driver for Kane Transportation driving out of the Meshoppen, PA truck terminal. He was an avid fisherman, bowler, hunter, and enjoyed coffee with his brother at Montana Mills/Great Harvest in Horseheads, NY. Jim loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Sarah White McCann; his son and daughter: Jeffrey R. McCann and Shannon L. McCann both at home; sister and brother-in-law: Mary & Jack Lusk of Hornell, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Robert & Renee McCann of Horseheads, NY; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Patricia & William Mawhir of Elmira, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Harold E. White Jr. of Elmira, NY; Kay & James Allen of Corning, NY; Dawn & Gregory Orme of Elmira, NY; Maureen White of Elmira, NY; Belinda White of N.C.; Sarah's grandmother: Doris Panetta of Elmira, NY; 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 Friday January 27, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Time of Reflections and Memories will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday January 28, 2006 at 11 AM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Jim through memorial contributions to an Educational Scholarship Fund for his children c/o Mr. Robert McCann 612 Westlake Street Horseheads, NY 14845.
RONALD QUINCY McCLURE SR., age 49, of 1107 Oak St., Elmira, NY. He was born June 13, 1955 in Cincinnati, OH, son of Harold and Doris (Carter) McClure and died and Savior on Monday, March 21, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his loving companion, Jackie Liberatore of Elmira; father, Harold McClure of Elmira; mother, Doris McClure of Minneapolis, MN; daughter, Nikko Gilliam of Atlanta, GA; son, Ronald McClure, Jr. of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law, Angela and Steve McArthur, Rhonda and George Ross; brother, Harold McClure, all of Minneapolis, MN; stepsons, Ryan and Sean Whitty of Elmira; special friends, Amp and Kathy; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, March 25th, from 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held Saturday, March 26th, at 1 p.m. in Monumental Baptist Church. Rev. James Jones will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. Elmira Star Gazette Mar. 24, 2005.
TODD LYNDELL McCLURE age 17 of 221 Moss Hill Rd., Horseheads, NY, Tuesday, April 18, 1985 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services there Saturday at 2 pm, the Rev. L. David Almleaf officiating. Interment, Maple Grove Cemetery. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Tanglewood Nature Center, West Hill Rd., Elmira, NY or the American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY. Todd was the son of Harry and Betty McClure of Horseheads, NY, and Janet and Gilbert Dobak of Gillett, PA. Surviving besides parents are sisters and brother-in-law, Linette McClure of Horseheads, Lisa McClure of Horseheads, Linda and Roger Burlew of Lowman, NY; niece, Kimberly Ann Burlew; nephew, Kevin Michael Burlew, both of Lowman, NY; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Betty Nelson of Williamsport, PA; step-grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Ballard of Gillett, PA; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Todd was a member of the Senior Class at Horseheads High School and attended BOCES. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Elmira Star-Gazette 4-19/1985
McDUFFEE - DARMSTADT
Sarah Adelia "Dede" McDuffee Burdick Age 89, died Friday, July 1, 2005 at the Taylor Health Care Facility in Bath. She was the daughter of the late Claude J. McDuffee and Helen Gertrude Knapp. She was born August 27, 1915. She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Harold) Smith of Bath; grandson, Gregory (Dawn) Smith of Greenwich, NY; and great-grandchildren, Hunter and Brooke Smith; step-grandsons, Coli Forrest Smith and family of Levenworth, KS, Curtis Smith and family of Pasadena, CA; step-granddaughter, Kathryn Smith and family of Charlotte, NC; and sister-in-law, Vera Mayhood of Corning, NY. She was predeceased by her son, Gerald Lynn Burdick; sisters, Ruth Waters and family, Jean Munoz and Gladys Dykins; brothers, James, Kenneth and William Mayhood; several nieces and nephews. She was a 1934 graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School, Elmira Heights, NY. She was employed by Remington Rand for 25 years. Sarah was a member of BPW, Elmira Heights Chapter for several years. She was a 50-year member of the Loyal Order of Eastern Star. She was a communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church in Elmira Heights and St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath. Sarah was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her sense of humor and quick wit erupting into laughter stayed her most memorable characteristic throughout her life. Her home was a haven to all family members throughout her life. Her faithfulness, constancy and generous love will be an inspiration to all who knew her. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 13th Street in Elmira Heights with Reverend Robert Adkins officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Sarah's name may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath or St. John's Episcopal Church in Elmira Heights. Fagan's Funeral Home of Bath in care of arrangements.
McELROY Judith A.
Of Ovid, NY
Age 63, died on Thursday, April 12, 2007, at the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY. Judy was born October 31, 1943, the daughter of the late Charles and Janet (Hammond) McElroy. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her brother, William. Judy is survived by her three brothers, Robert, Karl and Alan; two sisters, Constance and K. Lynn; nieces and nephews, Christopher, Dian, Charles, Vickki, Sean, Mark, J. David, Dana, Brian, Alan, Derek, Robin, Renee, Dustin and Jennifer. She was a retired caseworker for NYS Child Protective Services. A graveside ceremony will take place privately in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
McGARRY Boyd C. Age 81, and formerly a longtime resident of Breesport, died Friday, March 23, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility where he had been residing. Boyd was born February 21, 1926 in Josephine, PA, the son of the late Boyd E. and Beulah (Smith) McGarry. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Boyd W. (Diane) McGarry of Newfield, NY, Judi (David) Imperato of Amherst, NH, Pat (Gary) Gray of Cayuta, NY, Cindy (Tracy) Beyler of Breesport, NY; grandchildren, Boyd H. McGarry, Colleen (Mike) Holden, Lisa and Anthony Imperato, Gary Gray, Kristie (Chad) Sackett, Michelle, Cathy and Daniel Beyler; five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; brothers and sisters, Margie Vetock of Ebensberg, PA, Sheldon (Mary Jane) McGarry of Delmont, PA, Joanne (Robert) Mateo of Ebensberg, PA, Peggy (Joseph) Sebedra of Torrance, PA, Donald (Jane) McGarry of Auburn, WA; and sister-in-law, Betty McGarry of Blairsville, PA. Boyd was also predeceased by his brothers, Eugene and Robert McGarry. Boyd was retired as a Millwright for GE in Elmira, NY. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army. Boyd loved his family and was truly a devoted father. He was a member of the Elmira Beagle Club and Quarter Century Club at GE. He also loved fishing, hunting and spending time at their cottage on Seneca Lake. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, March 26, 2007, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. His service will take place there at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 27, at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Special thanks to Boyd's extended family of caregivers on the 6th floor of the Chemung County Nursing Facility whose care and dedication will always be remembered. Thank you.
McGEE Agnes McGee HACKETT
Those we hold most dear never truly leave us, they live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives. Our hearts were saddened on January 26, 2013 when Agnes passed away. Born January 6, 1917 in Guy, Louisiana to Emil McGee and Olena Manuel McGee she was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, Thomas and Clifford and two sisters, Inez and Fanis, and her son, Harold F. Hackett. Agnes worked at Arnold's Furniture for many years and also volunteered for 27 years at Arnot Ogden Medical Center on 4D where she cared for residents many years younger than she. She was the recipient of the Presidents life volunteerism award. A member of RSVP and communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Parish. Agnes is survived by her son, James with whom she lived for many years; her granddaughter, Lori Jo (Tony) Shirley and great granddaughter, Mackenzie Madden of Cumming, GA; grandson, Lon F. Hackett of Rochester, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Wednesday January 30, 2013 from 3-4:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Scott Kubinski will officiate. Burial service in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Agnes with memorials the RSVP of Chemung County 318 Madison Ave. Elmira, NY 14901 or the AOMC volunteer department 600 Roe Ave. Elmira NY 14905. Star Gazette - January 29, 2013
DONALD R. McILWAIN age 74 of 491 Wygant Road Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday October 31, 2006 at home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. McIlwain was born December 13, 1931 in Alba, PA the son of the late Earl and Phoebe Kelly McIlwain. He was also predeceased by his sister Bessie Beals. Don married his wife Irene Morrison McIlwain, on August 20, 1950 and they recently celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. McIlwain was a retired mould maker at Thatcher Glass in Elmira Heights, NY and member of Local # 135. He was an avid hunter, bench rest shooter, and life-time member of The Chemung County Rod & Gun Club. Don is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years Irene Morrison McIlwain; his children: Connie & Dieter Hammerling of Maitland, Florida, Donald L. & Sheilla McIlwain of Horseheads, NY and Cheryl & Dale Cleveland of Horseheads, NY; seven grandchildren; brothers: Earl (Jerry) McIlwain and Wayne (Mitzie) McIlwain; sisters: Carol Van Riper, Lois Smith, Lucy (Ike) Austin, and Jane (John) Knapp; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday November 2, 2006 from 6-8 PM. Mr. McIlwain's funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with his son-in-law Dale Cleveland officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Mr. McIlwain through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11517 East Corning Road Corning, NY. Elmira Star Gazette
McLAUGHLIN - CLARK Virginia M.
Virginia M. Clark of Painted Post past away in the comfort of her sons home Thursday morning, November 12, 2009. Virginia was born June 26, 1921 in Corning, New York, daughter of the late William and Leah (Ackley) McLaughlin. She graduated valedictorian from her grade school and graduating class from Cooks Academy in Montour Falls. Virginia retired after 25 years as a school bus driver for the Horseheads Central School District. While employed for the Horseheads district, Virginia initiated and was instrumental and successfully negotiated contracts for the school bus drivers. Virginia is predeceased by her loving husband, Melvin L. Clark of 46 years, both were long time residents of Horseheads. Virginia held many positions in Girl Scouts and took great pride as a Girl Scout leader having the same girls all the way from first grade up to twelfth grade and to their graduation. After retirement they both enjoyed camping and traveling; traveled to 49 of the 50 states. Virginia also enjoyed quilting, gardening, walking and staying fit. Spending time with family and friends were paramount in her life. Virginia was very interested in her genealogy; with help from family, she worked many hours toward completion. Virginia is also predeceased by her siblings, George McLaughlin, Dorothy Cornell, William McLaughlin Jr., and Delwin McLaughlin. Virginia is survived by her son, James C. (Mary Catherine) Clark of Painted Post, Connie Rose (Thomas) Lyon of Dallas, GA; grandchildren, Timothy (Pauline) Clark of Horseheads, NY., Elaine (Jon) Stewart of Arlington, VA., Ammee (David) Robbins of Suwanee, GA., Michael Lyon of Marrietta, GA and Patrick Lyon of Gainsville, GA; great grandchildren, Emily, Mathew, Samantha, Jake, Tyler Rose and Tanner; sisters, Audrey Kirby of York, PA., Mary Lou Guthrie of Rock Island, IL., Aunt Marie Bennet from Watkins Glen, NY, several nieces, nephews and cousins. A special recognition to Jacquelyn (Robert) Proctor, Jessica (William) Gitchell, Jennifer Herrick and their children Damon, Dawson, Dillon, Allie Catherine, and Olivia as they brought smiles to Virginias face and love in her heart. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Broad Street, Horseheads, NY on Monday, November 16, 2009 at 10:00am. The Rev. Christopher Linsler will be the celebrant. Virginias ashes will be laid to rest next to her husband in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, immediately following. The family is being assisted by Sullivans Funeral Home, Horseheads. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Southern Tier Hospice for their professionalism, care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, family and friends may make memorial contributions in care of Virginia M. Clark to Southern Tier Hospice at 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
Corning Leader - November 15, 2009
McLAUGHLIN William Penn Age 79 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday September 6, 2006 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Mr. McLaughlin was born September 28, 1926 in the Town of Catlin, NY the son of the late William Penn McLaughlin and Leah Ackley McLaughlin. Bill was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Navy. Mr. MacLaughlin married his loving wife, Winifred J. Clark McLaughlin, who pre-deceased him on September 3, 2000 after 51 years of marriage. Bill was also pre-deceased by his brother George McLaughlin and his sister Dorothy Cornell, and life long friends Roy and Marty Dimmick. He was a homebuilder in the Horseheads area for many years and retired from Shepard Niles in Montour Falls in 1988. He was also a member of the Horseheads Elks Club. Bill is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Bill and Ann McLaughlin of Elmira; grandson: Jeffrey McLaughlin of Elmira, NY; granddaughter: Kimberly and Patrick Breese of Newfield, NY and great granddaughter Jenna Breese of Newfield, NY. Bill is also survived by his sisters and brother-in-law: Virginia Clark of Painted Post, NY, Audrey Kirby of York, PA, Mary and Ron Guthrie of Rock Island, IL; brother and sister-in-law: Delvin & Marge McLaughlin of Ft. Myers Beach, Florida; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Anna Jean Clark and Mary Clark both of Horseheads, NY, Kenneth Clark of Denver, CO, and Howard and Helen Berry of CA. Bill is also survived by dear friend and companion Marian Habbershaw of Montour Falls, 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 Sunday September 10, 2006 from 2-4 PM. Mr. McLaughlin's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 PM with Rev. Christopher E. Linsler officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. McLaughlin through memorials to Meals On Wheels of Chemung County 150 Fox Street Elmira, NY 14901.
MEADE FLORENCE STUCK
Florence M. (Southard) Age 86 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday February 4, 2007. Florence was born December 30, 1920 in Pine Valley, New York the daughter of the late Frank and Rose Riley Meade. She was a Veteran of WW II serving her country with the U.S. Army. Florence was pre-deceased by her husband, Charles A. "Chuck" Stuck Jr., in 1979, her sister Crete St. Louis, her brother Francis Meade, her grandsons James Southard and Tim Southard, her son-in-law Nick Muccigrosso, and her brother-in-law Raymond Borden. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Florence was a retired nurse's aide at The Chemung County Nursing Facility. She loved her family and friends and always treasured the time she spent with them. Florence is survived by her loving children and their spouses Deanna Muccigrosso of Pine City, NY; Fred & Liz Southard of Pine City, NY; James & Carol Southard of Endicott, NY; Mary & James Bush of Horseheads, NY; Charlotte & Al McMilin of Helena, MT; Rick & Susan Southard of York, PA and Randy & Lynn Southard of Horseheads, NY; 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; sister: Rose Borden of Lexington, KY; sister-in-law: Loretta Meade of Ithaca, NY; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special friend Carolyn Buffington and Family. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday February 7, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday February 8, 2007 at 9 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street in Horseheads, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY next to her beloved grandson, Tim Southard. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Florence through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830.
MEISWINKEL - MARSHALL
Jean L. Meiswinkel Of Elmira, N.Y. Died Saturday, February 17, 2007. A private Funeral Service was held with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Jean was predeceased by her husband, L. Richard Marshall, in 1983. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Kent and Sandra Marshall of Elmira; three grandchildren and three step grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. She was an alumni of Elmira College, and formerly active in numerous community activities. Remembrances may be directed to First Presbyterian Church or one's favorite charity. Arrangements were entrusted to the McInerny Funeral Home.
MELENS - B. Daniel Melens, age 56 of Elmira, NY died on Friday, October 8, 2004 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with cancer. Dan was the son of Margaret Shawhan Melens of Breesport, NY and the late Bernard L. Melens. In addition to his mother he is survived by his loving wife, Cindy Corkins Melens; daughters, Christine Melens of Elmira and Jennifer (Andy) Boudinot of Dundee, NY; sons, Mike Kozemko of Elmira, Brian Kozemko of Horseheads, and Kevin Kozemko of Elmira; grandchildren, Taylor Kozemko, Sarah and Peyton Boudinot; brothers, David (Lisa) Melens of Elmira and Douglas (Gail) Melens of Horseheads; sisters, Dawn (Robert) Jewell of Ithaca and Diana (Winslow) Wolfe of Horseheads; along with several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Dan was retired as a NYS Correction Officer at the Elmira Correctional Facility. Before corrections Dan had worked for the former Erie-Lackawanna RR and Conrail. Dan enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid NASCAR fan. Family and friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, October 11, 2004 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service, with Father Edward Golden officiating, will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. In lieu of flowers Dan and his family would appreciate donations to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Dan and his family are especially grateful to Dr. J. Navone, R.N Mary Ann Baker, RN Ken Atkins, and Debbie Jaynes, RN of Southern Tier Hospice. Elmira Star-Gazette, 9 Oct. 2004, p.3C
CLARENCE R. (DOD) MERRILL age 59 of 1955 Johnson Hollow Road RD 1 Millport unexpectedly Thursday, January 2, 1975. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services to be held there at the conclusion of calling hours, the Rev. Robert Clark officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Muriel (Coats) Merrill; daughters, Mrs. Armin (Barbara) Cilley of Montour Falls, Mrs. Paul (Doris) Casselberry of Millport, Mrs. Paul (Linda) Ostrander Jr. of Erin; son, Robert Merrill of Horseheads; six grandsons, James, Brian and Raymond Cilley, Pa., Patrick and Gene Casselberry and Paul Ostrander III; sisters, Mrs. Alfonson (Jane) Fusare of Horseheads, Mrs. William (Betty) Griffin of Big Flats, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Denson of Fort Hood Texas and Mrs. Donald (Patricia) Drake of California; brothers, Charles of Horseheads, John of Elmira Heights, Francis of Elmira; Richard of Horseheads and Fred of Pellam, N.H.; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Merrill was an employee of the American Bridge Works and operated Merrills Cider Mill. Elmira Star-Gazette 1/2/1972
MERRILL Richard A. "Poochie"
Age 55 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday April 14, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. Richard was born on July 13, 1952 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Richard E. and Joyce Yenger Merrill. He was a retired assembly worker at Schweizer Aircraft Corporation in Horseheads, NY. Richard is survived by his son Shaun Merrill; sisters and brothers-in-law: Bonnie and Jeff Guinther of Conover, N.C.; Joann and John Brewster of Horseheads, NY; Mary and Ed Sophia of Horseheads, NY; Karen and Steve Sullivan of Rochester, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special friend Kristen Carroll and Shaun's mother Betty Merrill. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday April 17, 2008 from 1-2 PM. Rick's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 PM. Rick will be laid to rest next to his parents in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/15/2008.
RICHARD E. MERRILL age 56 of 333 Day St., Horseheads, N.Y. Wednesday, June 8, 1983. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. William Laird officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. He is survived by wife, Joyce; son and daughter-in-law, Richard A. and Terry Merrill of Big Flats; daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Jeffrey (Bonnie) Guinther of Horseheads, Mrs. John (Joann) Brewster of Horseheads, Mrs. Edward (Mary) Sophia of Elmira; daughter, Karen Merrill at home; brother, Fred Merrill of Falls Church, Va.; sisters, Betty Griffin of Big Flats, Shirley Denson of Grand Prairie, Tx., Patricia Drape of Anaheim, Cal., 5 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Merrill was a Veteran of WW II, member of Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post 154, retired employee of Interstate Brands. Elmira Star-Gazette 6/10/1983
MESSENGER - STEVENS
Debra M. C.P.A. Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, Sister and Friend Age 47 of Elmira, NY died October 17, 2001 at St. Joseph Hospital surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness. She was the loving daughter of Glenn and Elizabeth Messenger of Elmira. Debra was born in Elmira, NY on June 2, 1954. Besides her parents Debra is survived by her loving husband Donald, Son and Daughter-in-law Joseph M. and Kelly Morton of Pine City, NY, Son and Fiance Daniel J. Morton and Nicole Ostrander of Elmira Heights, NY, Step-Children Debbie Stevens of Arizona, and Charles "Chip Sr." and Bonnie Stevens of Wellsburg, NY, Brother and Sister-in-Law David L. and Mary Messenger of Winfield, PA, Sister and Brother-in-Law Janis M. and Mark Kellogg of Essex Junction, VT, Grandsons Keith, Kyle, and Alexander Morton of Pine City, NY, Jessica and Charles "Chip Jr." Stevens of Wellsburg, NY Special Aunt and Uncle Alice and Harold Bruce of Millsboro, DE, Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of loving friends. Debra was a single MOM with many adoptive children including Cindy and Mark Manning of Elmira, NY, Willie and Jolene Sherman of Elmira, NY Christopher Merrone of Brooklyn, NY, Stacy Sherman of Elmira, NY Michelle and Brett Hayes of Elmira Heights, NY Darlene and Dennis Woo of Horseheads, NY and longtime best friend Debbie "downstairs" Sherman of Elmira, NY. Her longtime friend Maggie Merrone predeceased her. She was a member of Southside High School Class of 1972. Debra graduated summa-cum-laude and was valedictorian of Elmira College Class of 1985, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. She received her Certified Public Accountant Certification in 1989. Her career began at Courser, Inc., then at Carnevale & Company, and most recently as Comptroller of Kimble, Inc. Debra was a member of the Society of Certified Public Accountants of NYS and the American Institute of CPA's. She was a member of the Harmony Loyal Chapter #265, The Order of the Eastern Star. She served as Past Worthy Matron and was their current Treasurer. She was a member of First Baptist Church, serving on the Board of Deacons and on their financial committee. Debra's hobbies include softball, country music, being a female handyman and spending time at Keuka Lake with family and friends. She adored her grandchildren and will be missed by all. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira on Thursday, October 18, 2001 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Funeral and committal will be at First Baptist Church, 121 W. Church Street, Elmira, NY on Friday, October 19, 2001, at 11:00 AM. Reverend Dennis Christiansen will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 121 W. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901
MESSENGER Glenn F. Devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Age 77, of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, September 14, 2006, at Elcor Health Services. Son of the late Glen and Esther Messenger, and also predeceased by his daughter, Debra (Messenger) Stevens. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Messenger; son, David (Mary) Messenger of Winfield, PA; daughter, Janis (Mark) Kellogg of Henrietta, NY; brother, William Messenger of Dundee, NY; sisters, Mary Louise Miller of Florida, and Shirley (Charles) Aldrich of Caton, NY; son-in-law, Donald Stevens; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Glenn was a Truck Driver for his father; he then worked for many years at Artistic Greeting Card Company and was employed by Howell Packaging Company for more than 23 years. He was an avid racecar fan and also enjoyed bowling. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Sunday, September 17, 2006, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Funeral Service to be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Elmira, 121 W. Church St. The Reverend Dennis Christianson will officiate, followed by graveside service in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to the First Baptist Church of Elmira in Glenn's memory.
MESSINA Mary M. [Messina] Ricker
Age 86 of W. Sullivanville Rd. in Horseheads died
Tuesday Oct. 26, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mary was born Apr. 9, 1924 in Hornell, NY a daughter to the late James and Helena (Solo) Messina. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Willard S. Riker Jr. Feb. 18, 1987. She is survived by her son and daughters, Bill Riker of Richmond, VA, Mel Riker of Horseheads, NY and Linda (Rich) Keyes of Millport, NY; Grandson, Casey Keyes; Sisters, Margaret (Ambrose) DiDio of Hornell, NY, Theresa VanVolkenburg of Kenmore, NY; Brothers, Joseph (Judy) Messina of Hamilton, MA; Sister-in-law, Loretta Messina of Hornell, NY; Several aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. She was also predeceased by a brother, Anthony Messina and brother-in-law, Charles VanVolkenburg. Mary was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. She retired from NY Telephone as a head operator. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Fri. Oct. 29, 2010 from 2-4:00 pm and again from 7-9:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 W. Broad St. in Horseheads, NY on Sat. Oct. 30, 2010 at 9:30 am. Graveside committal service will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Those wishing may remember Mary with memorials to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation 555 E. Market St. Elmira, NY 14901. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 28, 2010
MESSING - CROWLEY Alice M.
Age 91 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday March 5, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Cowley was born October 22, 1917 in Horseheads, NY the daughter of the late Henry A. and Wilhemina Beer Messing. Alice attended Mansfield State Teachers College and received her Bachelor's Degree from Buffalo State Teachers College. She was an Art Teacher in the Odessa - Montour School District for over 15 years. Alice married her husband, William Crowley, who pre-deceased her on February 3, 1986. She was also pre-deceased by her brother Harold A. Messing who died on April 16, 1973. Mrs. Crowley attended St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Horseheads, NY and enjoyed gardening and traveling. Alice is survived by many nieces and nephews including her nephew Henry A. Messing and his wife Sarah of Elmira, NY. It was Mrs. Crowley's wish that there be no prior calling hours and Private Funeral and Gravesite Services 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. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/9/2009
MESSING Henry A.
Age 65 died
on Saturday April 3, 2010 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Henry was born August 30, 1944 in Plattsburgh, NY the son of the late Harold A. and Elaine L. Kenny Messing. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1962 and received his Associates Degree in Accounting from Corning Community College. Henry married his wife, Sarah Lawton "Sally" Messing, on May 11, 1968 and they would have celebrated their 42nd Wedding Anniversary on May 11, 2010. He began his career in banking with Mechanics Savings Bank and worked for several banks before his retirement . Henry and his wife loved to travel. Henry and Sally were members of The New York State Covered Bridge Society. Henry is survived by his wife Sarah L. "Sally" Messing; several cousins and a host of caring friends. It was Mr. Messing's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Private Funeral and Gravesite Services will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Henry through memorials to The American Diabetes Association , The American Heart Association or The American Cancer Society . Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, April 6, 2010
MESSMER Joseph G. Messmer
Age 81 of Horseheads, NY died
on Friday November 19, 2010. Joe was born June 29, 1929 in Rochester, NY the son of the late George Joseph Messmer and Elizabeth Mary O'Brien Messmer. He was a veteran of The Korean War serving his country with pride and honor in The U.S. Army. Joe married his wife, Marian Rita Cunningham Messmer, on August 20, 1955 and they recently celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary on August 20, 2010. Mr. Messmer was a communicant and usher at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights for several years and most recently attended St. Mary Our Mother Church. He was involved with The Boy Scouts when his sons were active in scouting, coached Little League Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball in Horseheads and volunteered for Special Olympics for many years. Joe was a member and chairman of The Village of Horseheads Planning Boad for several years. He was a member of Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297 and an avid New York Giants Football fan. Joe was pre-deceased by his brothers George Messmer and Gerald Messmer. He loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Joe is survived by his loving and devoted wife Marian R. Messmer; his son: Michael Joseph Messmer of Horseheads, NY and his children Michelle Messmer, Patricia Messmer, and Joseph Messmer; his daughter and son-in-law Cindy & Jim Marshaus of South Euclid, Ohio and their children Taylor Marshaus, Colin Marshaus, and Katie Marshaus and his son and daughter-in-law Thomas J. Messmer & Denise Guillory of Baltimore, MD and their daughter Olivia Messmer; brother and sisters-in-law: Edward & Teresa Messmer of Rochester, NY and Linda (Mrs. Gerald) Messmer; sisters: Mary Heberly and Katherine Claus both of Rochester, NY; sister-in-law: Arlyn Sudore of Seattle, WA; several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. It was Mr. Messmer's wish that there be no calling hours and Private Gravesite Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Joe will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY with Deacon William Dougherty officiating where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Messmer. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette - November 23, 2010