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
MICHALA Stanley J. Jr.
Age 72 of Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, died
unexpectedly at home on Sat. Sept. 3, 2011. He was born in Poland July 7, 1939
to Stanley and Eleanor (Walczak) Michalak. In addition to his parents, Stan was
predeceased by his wife, Marie (Palmer) Michalak and daughter, Kathleen
Scotchmer. He is survived by his grandsons, Jared Scotchmer of Horseheads,
Jason Scotchmer of Auburn, NY; nieces, Alison (Kenneth) Harris, Karen (Eric)
Jilinski; great grandson, Ethan Scotchmer and great niece, Callee Harris;
brother, William (Kathleen) Michalak of Coatsville, PA. Stan was a graduate of
Horseheads High School and veteran of the US Army. He retired from Kennedy
Valve where he held several positions including Union Stewart and supervisor.
He was a communicant of St. Mary Mother Church. Stan loved an occasional trip
to the casinos, fishing and old movies. Family and friends are invited to call
at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wednesday Sept. 7,
2011 from 6-8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday,
Sept. 8, 2011 at 9:30 am in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St.,
Horseheads, with burial service to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those
wishing may also remember Stan with memorials to the Falck Cancer Center, 600
Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Star Gazette – September 5, 2011
MICKLE Howard E.
Age 92, of Horseheads, NY, died on Thursday, March 15,
2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Howard was born July 20, 1919
in Elmira, NY, son of the late Herman and Louise (Curren) Mickle. Howard served
our country in the US Army during WWII, serving in Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal. He
was later honorably discharged at the rank of Specialist E5. He was a life time
member of the VFW Post #6083 and the American Legion Post #154. Howard's
favorite hobby was cars. He loved to fix 'em, talk about 'em and swap 'em. He
made lasting friendships by being a current visitor to many of the area's car
lots. His favorite pastimes were "Walker Texas Ranger" and Disney
movies. Howard retired from American Bridge in Elmira in 1984 after many years
as a welder. He is survived by his daughters, Janeen Mitchell and Irene
Targosh; son, King R. (Dick & Judy) Mickle of Horseheads; grandsons, Jason
(Christina) Taylor of Philadelphia and Eugene Targosh of Candor, NY; great
grandchildren, Chase and Ella Taylor and Hunter & Jackson Targosh. Howard
was predeceased by his wife, Mary, in 1994. "We'll Miss You Dad."
Family and friends are invited to call Monday, March 19, 2012 from 12 to 2 p.m.
at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m.
with Rev. Sandra McCann officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove
Cemetery with full military honors. Star Gazette – March 18, 2012
Of Elmira, NY - Age 85, died on Sunday, December 28, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. Mike was born October 15, 1923 in Taylor, PA to Nicholas and Katherine (Byck) Micknich, who preceded him in death. He moved to LeRaysville, PA in 1932 and graduated from LeRaysville High School in 1941. He was a veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country and was also a graduate of Corning Community College. Michael is survived by his loving wife and caregiver, Mavis Micknich, with whom he celebrated 58 wonderful years of marriage with; beloved children, Dololyn Cooper of Rohnert Park, CA, Steve (Linda) Micknich of Horseheads, NY, Sandra Schimizzi with fiancé, Dick Clark of Elmira, NY; adored grandchildren, Gary (Cindy) Cooper, Desiree Cooper and Denise (Larry) Moheit, all of California, Stephen (Jami) Micknich of Horseheads, NY, Michelle (Derrick) Gryska of Horseheads, NY, Anthony and Kyle Schimizzi of Elmira, NY; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Pete and Joe Micknich of LeRaysville, PA, John Micknich of Frazer, PA; sisters, Anna Havter of Vestal, NY, Olga Micknich of Binghamton, NY, and Mary Micknich of LeRaysville, PA; along with many nieces and nephews. Mike retired from the Bendix Corp. and also was employed by the A & P Plant as a supervisor of accounting and the Remington Rand. Mike enjoyed his Polka outings and his Polka Music. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will be held there on Friday, January 2, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Don Guiles will celebrate Mike's services. Interment will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads, NY, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Micknich Military Honors. Thank You. The family of Michael would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Mauri and his staff and also the D-2 staff, Rehab and the ICU staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for the outstanding care given to Mike. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/30/2008
MIKKELSEN Jack H.
Elmira: Age 88, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at his home,
surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born and raised in Benton Center
(near Penn Yan), the son of Axel and Margaret (Olsen) Mikkelsen. He is
predeceased by his first wife Marjorie Mikkelsen, sister June Jenson,
brother-in-law William Brennan and sister-in-law Vivian Balmer. Jack is
survived by his wife Joyce Collins Mikkelsen; children, Kathleen Collins with
husband Andrew Elston, Seattle WA, Chris Collins with wife Kathy, Elmira;
grandchildren, Jacob Collins with Naomi, Los Angeles CA, Megan Elston with
Karin, Portland OR, Lauren Collins, NYC, Kate Elston, San Francisco CA, Gregg
Rogers, Tampa FL, Megan Rogers Bundy with Frank, Annapolis MD, Molly Rogers,
Baltimore MD; sister Ellen Brennan, Elmira; stepson Michael Davidson with wife
Audrey, Elmira; brother-in-law Howard Balmer, Horseheads; nieces, Mikki Tipton,
Kim Lagonegro, Barbara Good, and Becky Good; along with special friend Doug
Wilcox, Elmira. Jack was a U S Navy veteran of World War II. After his
discharge in 1946 he went to work for Zeiser Wilbert Vault, Inc. In time Jack
became the owner and president of the company. In 1994 he sold the business to
his good friends Chuck and Sandy Kottwitz. While with Zeiser's Jack was a
member of the NYS Burial Vault Association, serving as the board president from
1960 - 1961. He was also a member of several other concrete manufacturing
associations. Jack was a long time board member at Elmira Savings and Loan
Association. Active in local organizations he was a member of the Elmira
Country Club, Elmira City Club, Fur, Fin and Feather, Elmira Elks Club, and he
was a long time Mason. Retirement enabled Jack and Joyce to enjoy their love of
travel. He also enjoyed his standing lunch dates with several groups of friends
at various places, a good golf game, playing cards and most of all, his time
spent with family. Friends are invited to Jack's Mass of Christian Burial on
Friday, April 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment
will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Jack established the Mikkelsen
Scholarship Fund, through the Community Foundation, which every year provides a
scholarship to an area high school graduate going on to college. Those wishing
may remember Jack with a donation to either the Mikkelsen Scholarship Fund, c/o
Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc., 301 South
Main Street, Horseheads NY 14845, Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road,
Corning NY 14830, or to a charity of one's choice . Arrangements by McInerny
Funeral Home. Special thanks to Dr. Brian Cassetta, Hospice Nurse Debbie
Jaynes, and the staff of Southern Tier Hospice, for the wonderful care Jack
received over the past several months. Star Gazette – April 19,
MILLER Albert E. Age 81, of Van Etten, and formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at Elcor Health Care Facility. Al was predeceased by his wife, Verna (Southard) in 1987; and is survived by his sons, William (Connie) Miller Sr. of Van Etten, NY, Kenneth (Diane) Miller of Elmira Heights, NY; several grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; sister, Alberta Morter of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews. Al was the retired Highway Superintendent in Elmira Heights, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, today, Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery
MILLER Ansel E.
A longtime resident of the Pine City community died
peacefully in the loving care of his family and Southern Tier Hospice on Saturday afternoon, May 22, 2010 at his home at the age of 87. Born on January 26, 1923 in Breesport, Ansel was the son of the late Samuel and Neva Pearl Husted Miller. He served in the United States Navy during WWII as a 3rd Class Torpedo Man. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Snyder on September 7, 1947 at the Webb Mills United Methodist Church. Possessing a lifelong work ethic, Ansel was employed by Sears Roebuck for eighteen years, operated his family farm and was the proprietor of Pine City Farm Equipment for many years. His greatest joy was being outdoors where he enjoyed his John Deere Equipment, farming, horses and hunting. Surviving are his loving family, wife and companion of 62 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Snyder Miller; their children, Stephen (Linda) Miller, Troy, PA; Randy Miller, Raeford, NC; and Nancy (James) Daum, Pine City; brothers, Harry Miller, Horseheads and Alfred Miller, Breesport; seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many family friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters-in-law, Anna and Kathryn Miller. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Services will follow the visitation at 8:15 p.m. with his friend, Pastor Mark Erway officiating. Ansel will be interred in the Miller Lot of Maple Grove Cemetery at his family's convenience with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed in his memory to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 24, 2010
MILLER David Jonathan
Age 60 of Horseheads, NY passed into The Loving Arms of Jesus on June 17, 2007. David was interred in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY with David Knuppenberg officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. David was survived by his mother Edith Schomo Miller of Horseheads, NY who resided with David at the time of his death; brother and sister-in-law: Arthur & Janet Ferguson of Pittsburgh, PA; aunt: Janette Ambroise-Chaumont of Bloomington, Indiana; several cousins and a host of caring friends. David was pre-deceased by his father William Alanson Miller; his grandmother Claire Schomo who helped raise him; his grandfather William E. Schomo and his uncle William E. Schomo Jr. David was a life-long resident of Elmira and Horseheads, NY. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy Class of 1965 where he was a member of the EFA football team. David received his Bachelor's Degree from Simpson College in Iowa. He earned his Master's Degree from Elmira College along with other graduate studies. David taught physical education at Diven School in Elmira as well as other schools in The Elmira City School District until his illness with diabetes led to his retirement in April 2003. Diven School honored him by dedicating their yearbook to him in June 2004. As a teacher, David planned and joined his students for many special field trips. He introduced them to golf and soccer and other activities to broaden their horizons. David was always respectful of everyone he taught and to everyone he came in contact with. David loved to travel to Europe and he was an avid fan of all sports. A memorial service will be held for David and his mother Edith at a time to be announced. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/16/2007.
MILLER - RAMPULLA, Debi L.
Age 45 of Horseheads died
Sunday, June 13, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Debi was the youngest daughter of Richard and Audrey (Button) Miller. She is survived by her sons, Ryan Bullock of Owego and Zane Rampulla of Painted Post; father, Dick Miller of Horseheads; sister, Dona Ruger also of Horseheads; brothers, Ronald Miller of Elmira, Richard (Lisa) Miller of Wayne, NJ; half-sister, Sharon (Phil) Brown of Gillett, PA; half-brother, Gary Von Shondorf of Florida. Also survived by special aunt, Lou Miller of Cayuta, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family members and life long friends, Michelle Gualillo-Sigmon, Elaine Root-Game, Kimberly Washborn, Tina Wheeler, Billy Cook and Ardie Tuttle; also former spouses, Dick Bullock and Dave Rampulla. She was also predeceased by her infant son, Joseph in 1998; mother, Audrey Miller in 2001; brother-in-law, Tim Ruger in 2008; and many friends including best friend, Brian Fisher, Eric Gilbert, Billy Moffett, Ed Brown and many more. Debi graduated in the Class of 1982 from Horseheads High School. She attended Seminole College in Lake Mary, FL, Corning Community College and EBI. Debi worked in the food service and beverage industry most of her life from management, bartender to server. She loved being on the road, traveling from state to state meeting new people. She loved riding motorcycles and going to NASCAR races. She is now riding the friendly skies seeing what she may have missed here. She wanted everyone to know that even though her age was young, she lived to be 110 years old. She wishes she could have stayed longer but she had no regrets. Her wish is to tell everybody you love them every day. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads today June 15, 2010 from 5-8:00 pm. Her service will take place there at the funeral home on Wed. at 10:00 am with interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may also remember Debi with memorials to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA 2435 State Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 15, 2010
MILLER GLADYS EDMINSTER
Gladys M. (Miller) - Age 95 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday July 14, 2007 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Gladys was born September 14, 1912 in Logan, Ohio the daughter of the late Elliot and Arvenna Terpenning Miller. She attended Meeker's Business School and Teachers' Training School. Gladys married her husband, Dana Rufus Edminster, who pre-deceased her on June 10, 1999. Mrs. Edminster was a long-time resident of Horseheads where her late husband Dana R. Edminster owned and managed a mobile home business and park with his partner Ralph B. Bowers. Gladys and Dana were members of The First Baptist Church of Horseheads where she volunteered as a teacher at the church's Christian School for several years. Mrs. Edminster had been a resident at Bethany Village in Horseheads, NY for over five years. Gladys is survived by her sister Irma Miller who also resides at Bethany Village in Horseheads, NY; her son and daughter-in-law: Duane R. & Jan Edminster of Niceville, Florida; grandson: Brian D. Edminster and his wife Dana and their son Brian of Atlanta, GA; step-granddaughter: Amanda Hobbs and her husband Matt and their son Cameron of Atlanta, GA; several nieces, nephews, and many caring friends. Private Funeral Services will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Gladys will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Dana in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Gladys through memorials to The First Baptist Church of Horseheads 2293 Grand Central Avenue Horseheads, NY 14845 or The American Heart Association. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/17/2007
MILLER - Harry Miller, 78, of Sullivanville, today, Sept. 27, 1952, after a long illness. Survived by wife, Mrs. Eva T. Miller; daughter, Mrs. Clarence Roe of Sullivanville; sons, Samuel Miller of Breesport, Floyd of Erin; sisters, Miss Catherine Miller and Mrs. Grace Dalrymple of Horseheads; brothers, Joel Miller of Odessa, Chase of Elmira Heights; four grandsons; one granddaughter; several great grandchildren. He was a member of the Sullivanville Methodist Church. The body is at the Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday and where funeral will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m. The Rev. Horace Pittman of the Breesport Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. Donald Roe. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
MILLER Irma Elizabeth
Age 99 of Horseheads, NY went home to be with the Lord on January 6, 2009 at The Manor at Bethany Village in Horseheads, NY. Irma was born September 9, 1909 in Hocking, Ohio the daughter of the late Elliott and Arvenna Terpenning Miller. Irma, as the last surviving member of her family, was predeceased by her seven sisters and brothers. She is survived by her nephew, Duane Edminster and wife Jan, her great-niece, LuAnn Saxton and husband Mike, and numerous great-great nieces and nephews. Irma moved to Horseheads, NY with her family while still very young. She graduated from Horseheads High School where she was a "star" basketball player. Following high school, she attended and graduated from Elmira Business Institute in 1929. She was a school teacher for a number of years prior to working for and retiring from Thatcher Glass Company in Elmira, NY on September 12, 1973. Irma was a long-time and devout member of The First Baptist Church of Horseheads where she was an active member, including teaching Sunday school classes. Irma's priorities were her faith and her family, and she devoted much of her life to her church and taking care of her family. She lived at the Bethany Retirement Center since early 2002. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating Irma's Life on Saturday January 10, 2009 at 11 AM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Sidney S. Aldrich will officiate. Irma will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Irma through memorials to The First Baptist Church of Horseheads 2293 Grand Central Avenue Horseheads, NY 14845 or Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/9/2009
MILLER Lyman P. "Bud" Miller
of 126 Daffodil Drive, Horseheads, New York, died comfortably at home with his five children by his side on the 24th day of September, in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twelve. He became Gods newest Angel and joined his beloved wife of 54 years at his side. He was born on 28 February 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio, son of the late Albert P. and Myrtle M. Lyman Miller. His sisters Barbara Cortright of Pennsylvania and Carolyn Ruth Miller along with the rest of our ancestors were there in heaven awaiting his arrival. From an early age, our father had the responsibility of providing for his family. He lost his father to an accident when he was very young and he learned his responsibilities and a great many things from his grandfather and life itself. He never took the easy route to finding the answer to almost all questions, he took the right route. When he graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1951 he joined the Air Force as a radio operator and he shipped off to Europe. He spent some time in Germany but ultimately ended up at a small radio site on top of a hill just outside Void, France. This is where he met, fell in love with, and married Pierrette, his loving wife. At the end of his enlistment he was given the option to have his own radio site in Germany, however, with his new wife and first born son, Philippe, to care for, he opted to come home and raise his family in the small town of Corning, NY. There he started his career at Corning Glass Works as a machinist. Shortly thereafter, his family grew to two more sons, Francis and Patrick, and a daughter Kathleen. Lyman and Pierrette's three sons and daughter grew up and prospered in their house on Daffodil Drive in Horseheads, and also went on to be great and wonderful parents as well, for they had great mentors. That was until a surprise blessed the family and a fourth son, Craig, was born. Philippe and Terre Miller now reside in Maryland, while their sons Jesse, Kyle, and Scott and Melissa Miller live in North Carolina. Francis and Beth Miller live in New York. Patrick Miller lives in New York. Jason Miller, and Sarah and Kelly Kopesky reside in Florida. Jeremy and Crystal Miller live in Oklahoma. Most recently, Jeremy and Crystal gave birth to Lyman and Pierrette's great-grandsons, Clayton and Jayse Miller. Kathleen and Bruce Gross live in New York while their daughter Jennifer and new husband Peter Bianca currently reside in Florida. Craig Miller and Jackie Slater make their home in New York. Our father was extremely detailed. Perfection was his guide to most things in this world, from his writing to his work for Corning Incorporated and the National Warplane Museum. Everything he did, he strived for perfection. This he instilled in all of us that grew up with him, or worked with him over the years. In the 44 years that was his career at Corning, Bud worked on many of the projects that produced some of the Steuben Ware items that were sold worldwide. When fiber optics became a big part of the industry that Corning was involved in, he played a part in the research and development of some of the components that made the technology successful. After his retirement from Corning he lent his considerable talents to the National Warplane Museum as a volunteer. He made many parts for the museum exhibits and parts for the many aircraft that were part of both static displays as well as the operational aircraft that flew for the museum. Along the way, throughout his whole life, Bud made many friends. It did not matter who you were, if you met him, you were his friend. Many of the neighbors that lived on Daffodil Drive would see him sitting on his front porch. You would always get a wave as you passed by, whether it be driving in a car or walking along the street. If you were walking or running by, greetings or words of encouragement would always accompany the wave. His house was always open to those that wished to visit. Pierrette's love of birds was carried on and many feeders can still be found around the house keeping their feathered bellies full. His talents, love and friendship will be missed by those lives he touched. In keeping with his wishes, services will be held privately with the immediate family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Lyman with memorials in his name to the Paralyzed Veterans of America at www.pva.org. This was one organization that both Lyman and Pierrette contributed to on a regular basis to give back to those that have served our country. Star Gazette – September 26, 2012
MILLER Mary E SOUTHARD
Age 98 years of RD 1, Van Etten, Monday, January 31, 1983. Friends may call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, NY Wednesday 7-8 pm with funeral & committal service there at 8 pm, The Reverend Edwin Reichman officiating. Burial Maple Grove Cemetary. Survived by sons William of Van Etten & George of Erin, NY; daughters Aleen Dobell of Elmira, Mrs. Albert (Verna) Miller of Van Etten; 10 grandchildren including Mrs. Evelyn Stooks of Horseheads; 36 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren; nieces & nephews.
MILLER Michael Ryan
Age 22 of Millport, NY died on Wednesday November 19, 2008 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center due to an accident. Michael was born October 2, 1986 in Elmira, NY the son of Penny L. Miller and Eric Gabrielson. Michael was a self-employed contractor. He loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Michael is survived by his mother and step-dad: Penny L. Miller & Chuck Weldner of Horseheads, NY; father Eric Gabrielson of Fairbanks, Alaska; Michael's Love of his Life and mother of his son: Tara Hoose of Millport, NY; son: Anthony Miller; twin brother: Evan Miller of Horseheads, NY; step-brother: Christopher Weldner; step-sister: Alesha Roney; maternal grandparents: Thomas & Mary Miller of Horseheads, NY; paternal grandparents: Janice & Dr. Renato Rojas of Horseheads, NY and Eric L. & Donna Gabrielson of Horseheads, NY; paternal great grandparents: Raymond & Betty Pease of Horseheads, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of caring friends including special aunts and uncles Pearl Miller, Patty & Randy Weaver, Sally & Rob Martyniak, Tony & Karen Miller and special cousins Sara & Jessie Weaver. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday November 22, 2008 from 2-3 PM. Michael's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 PM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/20/2008
RANDALL MILLER infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Miller of Veteran Hill Road, Horseheads, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1965. Body at VanBuskirk Lynch Funeral Home. Funeral and burial in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Besides parents, survived by brothers, Richard and Ronald, both at home; sisters, Donna and Debra, both at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Benedict of Pine City; paternal Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miller of Trumansburg, N.Y. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/30/1965
ROBERT C. MILLER, age 89 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Robert was born on November 4, 1924, to Cranson and Ellamae (Yordan) Miller. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of over 45 years, Margaret Latham Miller in 1996 and son David Miller in 2008. Robert is survived by his daughters, Wendy Miller of Gilford, NH and Amy Miller of Marlborough, NH; sisters, Evesta Wheet of Elmira, NY, Nancy Russell of Rock Stream, NY; several nieces and nephews; and the several exchange students to whom, over the years, he and his wife opened their hearts and home. Robert was a member of Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Horseheads. He was a retired inside lineman with NYTEL and AT&T. He was also a veteran of the US Navy. He was very involved, along with his wife, in his personal ministry of assisting and nurturing the various exchange students hosted in their home during the 1980's and 1990's. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Monday Oct. 27, 2014 from 2-4:00 p.m. His service will follow at 4:00 p.m. with their close family friends, Rev. Patricia and Rev. Keith Pittsnogle officiating. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials in Robert's memory to Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary/Lay School of Theology Scholarship Fund, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA or CareFirst, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/26/2014
MILLER Vevia M. Morse Of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully at Bethany Manor, Monday morning, March 26, 2012, at the age of 91. Vevia was born January 1, 1921 in Big Flats, NY, a daughter of the late Jacob and Elsie Dean Miller. She graduated from Painted Post High School in 1939 and married Donald Morse in 1942, who predeceased her in 2011. Vevia is survived by her son, Curtis Morse; grandchildren, Cheryl (Kevin) Lambert, Kari Morse & Laura Morse (Olsowsky); great-grandchildren, Coltin & Connar Lambert, and Lucas Viele; sister-in-law, Alice Wood of Bath, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. and Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, from 6-7 p.m. Mrs. Morse's funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Rhonda Kouterick. She will be laid to rest along with her husband in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845. Star Gazette – March 27, 2012
MILLSPAUGH- Ethel Hungerford Loving Mother & Grandmother Age 93 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mrs. Hungerford was born August 25, 1907 in Erin, NY, the daughter of the late Jesse & Bertha Squires Millspaugh. She married her husband, Frederick Charles Hungerford, who pre-deceased her on February 5, 1968. Mrs. Hungerford was also pre-deceased by her son, Frederick C. Hungerford Jr., on March 9, 1990 & by her brothers, Earl Millspaugh, Phillip Millspaugh, Paul Millspaugh & Chester Millspaugh; & by her sister, Alberta Millspaugh Patch. Ethel was very proud that she was the oldest active member of The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads with over 70 consecutive years of membership. She was a member of the Women’s Circle of her church & very active in other church committees & organizations. Ethel was also a member of AARP. Mrs. Hungerford is survived by her daughters & sons-in-law, Carlena & Elliot Weinberg of Monterey, Ca. & Estella & Lynn Hardy of Cammal Pa.; daughter-in-law, Jane Dewey Hungerford of Himrod, NY; sisters-in-law, Freda Millspaugh of Montour Falls, NY & Belle Millspaugh of Texas; 15 grandchildren; several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, & a host of friends. It was Mrs. Hungerford’s wish that there be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Mrs. Hungerford’s Life will be held Saturday January 13, 2001 at 2:00 PM at The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, 1034 W. Broad Street, Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne & the Rev. Earl Barfoot will officiate. Gravesite Committal Services will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Mrs. Hungerford through Memorials to the Living Memorial Endowment Fund of The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, 1034 W. Broad Street, Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements are entrusted to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY.
MINIER - BUSH Jean A. (Minier)
Age 75, of Middle Rd., Horseheads, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009. She was born Aug. 6, 1934 in Elmira, NY to the late Emerson and Bessie (Swimelar) Minier. She is survived by husband, Stanley Bush; children, Kathy (Craig) Spencer, Jennifer Bush, Amy (Abdel Mallouk) Bush, all of Horseheads, NY; son-in-law, Michael Jansen of Walton, NY; grandchildren, Christopher Jansen, Gretchen Spencer, Jaron Bush, Rebecca Bush; nieces, Roxana (Albert Butler) Lewis and Sharon (Blaine) Overacker; many other extended family members, students, and friends. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Betsy Jansen and sister, Belva Bower. Jean was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads and a retired teacher from Big Flats Elementary School. She loved reading novels, poetry and the love of her family and friends. Her enthusiasm in teaching inspired many of her students to excel in both reading and poetry. Jean was also an active member of the Horseheads Alumni class of 1951 and remained close to several of her classmates looking forward to the monthly luncheons and yearly get togethers. Family and friends are invited to visit at the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, from 3-6:00 pm. Her service will follow there in church at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 pm. Interment to take place at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may also remember Jean with memorials to the First United Methodist Church Living Memorial Endowment Fund, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Published in Star-Gazette from December 15 to December 17, 2009
MICHAEL A. MINWELL age 69 of Horseheads passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Mon. Aug. 4, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. Mike was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Frances (Dunn) Forrest. He is survived by his wife, Terry (Stolicker) Minwell; daughter, Rebecca Bidlack of Horseheads, Son, Michael Minwell of South Jordan, UT; sister, Jean (Dick) Coon of Millport, several other extended family members, in-laws, aunts, uncles, and close and caring friends. Mike was a retired NYS Correctional Officer having worked at Cayuga Correctional Facility in Moravia. He enjoyed playing golf, a good game of poker and watching baseball and football. He was also a veteran of the US Army and member of Elmira Heights American Legion. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Thurs. Aug. 7, 2014 from 4-6:00 pm. His service will follow there at 6:00 p.m. Burial service will take place privately in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may remember Mike with memorials to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/6/2014
MITCHELL Adam Edward
I Adam Edward Mitchell have left this earth to be your spirit and know that I loved all of you! I was born 12/31/92 fought a courage's battle with cancer and died in my best friends arms on 11/22/2012. I leave behind my parents. My mother Aleshia Mitchell of Montour Falls was always at my side never leaving me while I was in my battle against cancer. Your strength and love was endless. Mom you were my angel here on earth. My father Robert Mitchell of Big Flats with whom I loved my time eating our chippies and Bison dip together while we watched wrestling on the tube. To my best friend Thomas Starkweather you gave me a chance to be free and dare to live. To take a risk (whether I wanted to or not) that otherwise I would never have done. You held me in your arms letting me go; I will love you always. Tim and Seth friends till the end. Thank you for giving me your friendship and taking me places so I can race my RC cars, boy it was fun! To Jess Wilson I have known you forever, you were a good buddy. To Shawna my cancer survivor, live your life and think of me now and again. You were given the chance to go on living so live! To all of my other family and dear friends and supporters, thank you thank you thank you. Someday we will all be together and know I will have this place all figured out before any of you get here. Until we meet again, Adam. Family and Friends are invited to join the family for Adam's Graveside Service on Saturday December 1, 2012 at 10 AM in a celebration of Adams life at the Maple Grove Cemetery, W. Broad Street, Horseheads, NY and are invited to join the family at the Montour Falls Moose Lodge following his services for a time of remembering and celebrating Adam's life. Arrangements under the care of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. Star Gazette – November 25, 2012
MITCHELL Karl A. Age 72, of Lowman, NY, died
on Tuesday, October 11, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on
July 17, 1933 in Utica, NY to the late Oran and Anna (Wood) Mitchell. Karl was
predeceased by his son, Karl A. Mitchell Jr.; and brother, Oran Mitchell.
Survivors include his wife, Janeen (Mickle) Mitchell of Lowman; children, Wilma
R. Mitchell of Canadensis, PA, Phillip (Betty-Ann) Mitchell of White Haven, PA,
Karla A. (Gene) Umphrey of Stroudsburg, PA, Stephanie L. (Tony) Zarachowicz of
Groton, NY, Joseph M. (Kathy) Mitchell of Orlando, FL and Tom (Jodi) Bellows of
Waverly, NY; sister, Lillian (Alfred) Dashno of Auburn, NY; brothers, Edward
(Anita) Mitchell of Big Flats, Clifford Mitchell of Florence, SC and Jack (Pam)
Lattin of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Shirley Mitchell and Lillian Mitchell Tomei, both
of Elmira; eight grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Karl was
a member of the VFW and American Legion in Elmira Heights. Family and friends
are invited to call on Friday, October 14th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Graveside Service for Karl will be held on
Saturday, October 15th at 11 a.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery with full Military
MITCHELL Melvin E. "Bubba"
Age of 87 of Horseheads, NY died peacefully at the Bath
VA Medical Center on Thursday morning, October 13, 2011. He was born May 19,
1924 in Central City, PA a son of the late George and Christina Seese Mitchell.
Melvin worked as a welder for American LaFrance and served his country
honorably in WWII with the US Navy. Melvin was pre-deceased by his wife, Joan
Stonemetz Mitchell. His is survived by his son, Robert Mitchell; daughters,
Sherry Mitchell and Shirley Mitchell; grandchildren, Adam, Travis, Jessi,
Terry, Joey, Heather and Amber, several nieces, nephews, cousins and a special
thank you to Ellie Phelps for being there in his last years. We'll never forget
you dad! Relatives and friends will be received at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365
E. Franklin St., Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Monday, October 17, 2011 from
12PM-1PM. Funeral Services will follow at 1PM. Melvin will be laid to rest
alongside his wife, Joan at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads with full military
honors. Star Gazette – October 15, 2011
MITCHELL Vincent C. Age 81 of Horseheads, NY entered into Eternal Rest on Friday September 22, 2006 after an extended illness. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday September 26 from 4-7 PM. Mr. Mitchell's Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday September 27, 2006 at 11 AM at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.
MITCHELL Vincent C. Age 81 of Horseheads, NY entered into Eternal Rest on Friday September 22, 2006 after an extended illness. Vincent was born on January 22, 1925 in Syracuse, NY the son of the late John and Katherine McConnell Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell married his childhood sweetheart Shirley M. Brann Mitchell on June 26, 1945 and they recently celebrated their 61st Wedding Anniversary on June 26, 2006. He was a retired tile and marble estimator from Leva Brothers in Binghamton, NY. He was a lifetime member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #2NY. Vincent was a devoted husband and beloved father who cherished the times spent with his family. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his brothers: Jack Mitchell, Peter Mitchell and Michael Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell is survived by his loving wife Shirley M. Brann Mitchell; daughters: Kathleen A. Geary of Horseheads, NY and Colleen M. Regula of NY; son and daughter-in-law: Timothy J. and Patricia Mitchell of Clifton Park, NY; grandchildren: Katie Geary, Meghan Mitchell, Jennifer Mitchell, Adam Regula, Charlotte Regula; sister: Loretto M. Mitchell of Syracuse, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday September 26 from 4-7 PM. Mr. Mitchell's Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday September 27, 2006 at 11 AM at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.
MITSTIFER Walter F. Sr. Age 79 of Cayuta, New York died
on Monday January 16, 2006 at Elcor Health Services after an extended illness.
Mr. Mitstifer wasborn April 25, 1926 in Elmira, New York the son of the late
Francis C. and Mildred Bellows Mitstifer. Walter was a veteran of WW II serving
his country with the U. S. Marine Corps. He married his wife, Grace Wheeler
Mitstifer, on May 17, 1947 and they would have celebrated their 59th Wedding Anniversary
on May 17, 2006. He was a retired millright at Corning Glass and then also
retired from Shepard-Niles Crane and Hoist in Montour Falls, NY. He was a
life-time farmer who loved his family and friends and cherished the time he
spent with them. Walter was pre-deceased by his parents and his brother Leo
Mitstifer who died in 1992. Mr. Mitstifer is survived by his loving and devoted
wife of 59 years Grace Wheeler Mitstifer; his loving children: Walter F. &
Patricia Mitstifer Jr. of Cayuta, NY; Ralph & Barbara Mitstifer of Cayuta,
NY; Marlene & Gary Little of Horseheads, NY; George & Debbie Mitstifer
of Millport, NY; Clayton & Betty Mitstifer of Cayuta, NY; Clara & Paul
Merrick of Cayuta, NY and Mary & Bryan Benjamin of Cayuta, NY; 17
grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; brother: Wilbur "Gene"
Mitstifer of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law: Edith Keenon of Horseheads, NY and
Lena Reed of Cayuta, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring
friends and neighbors. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch
Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday January 19, 2006
for 12 Noon - 2 PM. Mr. Mitstifer's Funeral Services will be held at the
conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Donald L. Roe officiating. Interment
in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be
accorded Mr. Mitstifer by The E. J. Brewer Detachment Marine Corps League.