Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2003
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Maple Grove Cemetery Obituaries
MONROE –PHYLIS J. (NEE: MONROE) SWARTWOOD age 86, of Waverly, NY formerly of Horseheads and Elmira Heights, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 20th, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, Llewellyn and Lillian Monroe and her sister and husband, Arlene and George Sowa. She is survived by her son, Wayne Swartwood, from Alaska; two grandchildren, Aimee Goldstein and Jeremy (Maureen) Swartwood, both from Alaska; three great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and a dear friend Connie Baker. Phylis retired from Westinghouse after working there many years. She was a special lady with quite the sense of humor. She loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Elderwood Health Care Center in Waverly for the excellent care they gave Phylis. The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, December 27th at the Kalec Funeral Home, Church St., Elmira, NY from 10am until noon. Her Funeral services will be immediately following there at noon, Rev. David Sullivan, Officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/25/2014
MOOERS –MARY WELLES MOOERS SMITH, age 91, passed away Thursday evening, July 30, 2015, at home on West Clinton Street in Elmira, N.Y.Mary Welles was predeceased by her parents, Edward Allen and Nellie (Welles) Mooers; and by her husband, Kirwin T. Smith Jr. She is survived by her sister, Nelson van den Blink; children, Allen Smith, Ross Smith, and Robin Moulton with their spouses; and many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; cousins; nieces and nephews. Of a fiercely independent and resilient spirit, Mary Welles was proud of the fact that she had outlived in years all of her forebears. She truly enjoyed her many friends at home and around the world. During World War II, Mary Welles worked as a member of the Women's Ambulance Corps. She volunteered to meet trains at the Erie Station and spent time with the soldiers, playing cards, doing puzzles, and offering coffee and donuts. Mary Welles was a graduate of Elmira College, class of 1948. She was active in the Junior League. As a member of the Park Church, Mary Welles served as volunteer archivist and worked diligently on the history of the Beecher family and their experience at the church. She enjoyed her close friends in the Wednesday Morning Club and Athenaeum Club. Mary Welles' greatest passion was for the libraries of Chemung County. One of the longest serving board members of the Friends of the Steele Memorial Library, for her, the annual book sale was a most exciting event. Mary Welles served as a Director of the Hilliard Corporation from 1983-1996, and continued to act as a member of the Project Committee of the Hilliard Foundation. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 at the Park Church, with Rev. Felicity Wright officiating. Private interment of Mary Welles' ashes will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, N.Y., at the convenience of the family. Contributions in memory of Mary Welles Smith may be made to the Friends of the Chemung County Library District (CCLD). –Towanda Daily Review 8/4/2015
MOORE, ADA LILLIAN
Mrs. Ada L. Hunt, widow of John Hunt, died this morning at 7 0’clock at the family home, 728 W. Gray street, aged fifty-eight years. She is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Lena Yeager of Buffalo; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Terpening of Elmira Heights, & Mrs. J.M. Lake of this city; also a brother, Simeon E. Moore of Veteran. The funeral will be announced later.- Ada (Moore) Hunt died 12 May 1919 & is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY.
MOORE - GRIFFITH Carol A.
Age 76 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday May 2, 2009. Carol was born on December 22, 1932 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late William H. and Gertrude E. Waddell Moore. She was a retired Library Clerk for the NYS Department of Corrections in Elmira, NY. Mrs. Griffith married her husband Robert A. Griffith on January 22, 1955 and he pre-deceased her on January 6, 2003. Carol loved her independence and her crossword puzzles, as well as being an avid reader. Mrs. Griffith is survived by her daughter Denise Malefyt of Key Largo, FL; son and daughter-in-law: Timothy A. and Fatima Griffith of Secaucus, NJ; grandchildren: Melanie Malefyt of Sarasota, FL; Andrew Griffith, and Gregory Griffith of Secaucus, NJ; brother and sister-in-law: Cornelius and Theresa Moore of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Richard H. and Sandra Griffith of Gillett, 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 Thursday May 7, 2009 from 6:30 PM-9PM where Times of Remembrance and Reflections of Carol's Life will take place. Gravesite Funeral Services will be held on Friday May 8, 2009 at 1PM at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/5/2009
MOORE CHARLES HAROLD
Charles H. Moore, 67, of Veteran Hill Road, Horseheads RD 3, Thursday, Jan 12, 1961. Survived by wife, Mrs. Grace Bush Moore; daughters, Mrs. Esther Sherman of Smyrna, Tenn. Mrs. Helen White of Cayuta RD 1, Mrs. Joan Kiser of Horseheads RD 3; sons, Charles H Moore Jr. of Tupper Lake, N.Y., Robert E. of Columbia Cross Roads; brother, Chester of Horseheads; 16 grandchildren. Body at Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Calling hours; Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Leo Dyson. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.- Star-Gazette
MOORE Chester - Dies At 80; Retired Horseheads Official
Chester Moore, long-time Horseheads bank official &
member of the School & Village Boards, died about 11:25 p.m. Thursday after
a short illness. He was 80. Mr. Moore had been living at his 817 Grand Central
Ave. home since retirement as assistant vice president of the former Elmira
Bank & Trust Co. branch in Horseheads, now the Marine Midland Trust Co. He
retired from this position in 1949 & retired from his post as clerk of the
Horseheads Board of Education in 1957. With the School Board he was
instrumental in helping to form the expansion & centralization plans of the
present Horseheads Central School District. Mr. Moore was born in the Town of
Veteran (Sept. 21, 1883), educated at Horseheads High School, taught briefly in
a country school & then graduated from Union College with an engineering
degree. He was employed with the State Highway Department & Public Service
Commission & work as a civilian with the Army Corps of Engineers during
World War I. He was employed at the Horseheads bank starting in 1923. Mr. Moore
was president of the former Union Free School District in the Village of
Horseheads, & served on the Board of Education from 1933 on. He served as
president, clerk & trustee. He was a member of the village Board, president
of the Horseheads Rotary Club, treasurer of the Horseheads Chamber of Commerce,
& treasure of the Horseheads Masonic Lodge. Mr. Moore remained active in
the Horseheads First Presbyterian Church even after retirement. He served as
clerk of the session & was a church elder. (Chester Moore died 3 Oct. 1963,
Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, N.Y.) - Elmira Star Gazette.
MOORE Cornelius, J.
Age 82 of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born November 2, 1930 in Elmira, NY, son of the late William, Jr. and Gertrude (Waddell) Moore and died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Conway Medical Center, Conway, SC. He was predeceased by his wife Theresa M. Moore on January 24, 2013; stepson Lynn H. Davis and sister Carol Griffith. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Carol A. Rockwell of Elmira Heights, Sandra L. and Roger Kubler of Conway, SC, Sheryl A. Moore and Michael Assad of Clarksville, TN along with 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Moore was employed with General Electric in Elmira and then retired from the Horseheads School District where he was a bus driver. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during Korea. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, June 9th from 1 to 3 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 3 pm. Deacon Dan Hurley will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – June 6, 2013
MOORE Ella May - "Mrs. Charles Terpening"
Mrs. Ella May Terpening of 241 Scottwood Avenue, Elmira
Heights, died Monday at 11:30 p.m. after an extended illness. Mr. & Mrs.
Terpening were among the early settlers of Elmira Heights, they having
established their home there in 1894. She was a native of the Town of Veteran
where she formerly taught classes in District School No. 13. Her parents, a
sister, an aunt & later a nephew, all in time served in the capacity of
teacher in the same district school. Mrs. Terpening was highly respected by
many friends. She is survived by her husband, Charles Terpening, a daughter,
Mrs. Lucile Lipot of Bridgeport Conn. The remains repose in the Vunk funeral
home, Elmira Heights & will be removed to the family home this evening.
Friends are welcome to call until Thursday noon. The funeral will be held in
the home Thursday at 2 p.m. & will be private. The Rev. E. L. Harvey will
officiate. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. -Ella May (Moore)
Terpening died Sept. 27, 1931. Elmira Star-Gazette.
MOORE Joan [Moore] Kiser
Age 78, of Horseheads, NY, died at St. Joseph's Hospital on Sunday morning, October 17, 2010. Joan is predeceased by her husband, Ivan on February 16, 2009; and her brother, Charles Moore. Joan enjoyed volunteering at the Arnot Ogden Hospital for several years. She is survived by her two loving daughters, Susan (David) Hawley and Cherie (Randy) Brown, both of Horseheads, NY; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther Lattin and Helen Moore; brother, Robert (Edith) Moore; sister-in-law, Geraldine Moore; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Joan's life will be celebrated with a Memorial Service at St. John's Episcopal Church, 4938 County Route 14, Odessa, NY on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at 4 p.m. with Father Michael Hartney. Memorials may be made in her name to St. John's Church Memorial Fund. She will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 18, 2010
SIMEON E. MOORE - died Thursday at 11:30 p.m. at the family home, aged seventy-three years. He is survived by his widow, two sons Chester of Veteran: Charles B. at home: a grandson John Chester Moore; a sister, Mrs. Charles Terpening of Elmira Heights. The funeral will be held at the home of Chester Moore at Veteran, Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. H. E. Malick will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove cemetery, Horseheads. Note: Simeon died December 18, 1924.
DONALD F. MORGAN. Local Building Contractor, age 73 of Algonquin Dr., Big Flats, very unexpectedly Sat. Nov. 4, 2000. His family includes his loving wife of nearly 54 years, Elaine (Clark) Morgan; Daughters, Trula (Ralph) Allen of Bethesda, MD, Donna Napolitano of Fairport, NY, Connie Morgan of Elmira Heights, NY, Cathie Holdridge of Horseheads, NY; Grandchildren, Jeff and Kristen Allen, Tina Holdridge, William Martin Jr. and Chad Share; eight great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Lois Norton of Forksville, PA, Claude (Carol) Morgan of Canton, PA, Darwin (Donnalee) Morgan of Candor, NY, Audrey (Carl) Bedford of Mehoopany, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Morgan was also predeceased by his granddaughter, Shannon Share in 1975. Don was a well-known local building contractor, owning and operating Don Morgan Contracting. In his leisure he enjoyed golfing and hunting. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St. Horseheads on Tues. Nov. 7, 2000 from 4-7:00 p.m. and again on Wed. from 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon. His funeral service will take place there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours on Wed. at 12:00 noon. The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne will officiate. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Elmira Star Gazette.
DONALD F. MORGAN, 73, Big Flats, died unexpectedly, Nov. 4, 2000. Born in Forksville, he was the son of Floyd and Dorothy Smith Morgan. He was a well-known building contractor, owning and operating Don Morgan Contracting. In his leisure he enjoyed golfing and hunting. Surviving are his loving wife of nearly 54 years, Elaine (Clark) Morgan; daughters, Trula (Ralph) Allen, Bethedsda, MD, Donna Napolitano, Fairport, NY, and Connie Morgan, Horseheads, NY, Cathie Holdridge, Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jeff and Kristen Allen, Tina Holdridge, William Martin Jr., and Chad Share; eight great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Lois Norton Forksville, Claude (Carol) Morgan, Canton, Darwin (Donnallee) Morgan, Candor, NY, Audrey (Carl) Bedford, Mehoopany, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Morgan was predeceased by his parents; and his granddaughter, Shannon Share in 1975. Funeral services were held from the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, November 8 with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MORRELL Jeffery Carl
Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Morrell of 448 Hathorn Court, Saturday, April 21, 1962. Survived by parents; brothers, Brian, Richard Jr. & Steven; sister, Sheryl, all at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Leo Gross; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Garrabrant, all of Horseheads, Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Morrell of Romulus, N.Y.; great-grandmother, Mrs. Lena Morrell of Horseheads. Body at Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads. Baby Land, Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, at convenience of family. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
MORRELL Richard A
Richard A. Age 69 of 230 North Street Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday April 30, 2003 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Richard was born on October 14, 1933 the son of the late Glen & Fannie Burgett Morrell. Mr. Morrell was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired truck driver for Sullivan Brothers in Horseheads, NY & was a member of the Teamster’s Union Local # 529 in Elmira, NY. He was also a member of the Horseheads Fire Department. Richard was pre-deceased by his parents:, his son; Jeffrey Morrell on April 21, 1962: his daughter Sheryl Donahue on January 30, 1987; & his daughter-in-law: JoAnn Wilber Morrell on August 17, 2002. Mr. Morrell is survived by his loving wife Catherine Gross Morrell; sons & daughters-in-law: Brian & Robin Morrell; Richard A. & Linda Morrell Jr. & Steven Morrell ; Ronald Morrell all of Horseheads, NY: daughter & son-in-law: Kathleen & Lew Parker of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Chelsi Morrell; Bradley Morrell & Lindsay Morrell all of Horseheads, NY; brothers Robert Morrell of Romulus, NY; Ronald Morrell of Otego, NY; sisters Virginia Carmell of Florida; Joyce McLaughlin of Florida; Wanda Brewer of Ovid, NY; Three brothers in Florida; brother & sister-in-law: Carl & Patricia Gross of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, & cousins & host of caring friends. Relatives & friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Friday May 2, 2003 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mr. Morrell’s Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday May 3, 2003 at 11 AM. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads, NY where full Military Honers will be accorded Mr. Morrell. Listed on 05/01/03
MORRELL - Mrs. Sheryl M. Donahue
Age 27, of Horseheads, NY, Friday, January 30, 1987. Friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Sunday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm. Prayer Service there Monday at 9:30 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads. Interment, Maple Grove Cemetery.
GERTRUDE MORRIS age 79 of Chemung County Nursing Facility, Friday, August 11, 1978. Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Tuesday at 10 a.m., Rev. Everett Kaufman officiating. Burial Maple Grove Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Richard (Minerva) Longwell of Elmira, Mrs. Shirley Miller of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Caroline Peters of Horseheads, N.Y., Mrs. Franklin (Lorraine) Welsh of Westfield, Pa., Mrs. Lawrence (Clara) Chevalier of Elmira; sons, Treustes Dopp of Rochester, N.Y., Charles Morris of Denver, Colo.; sister, Mrs. Dulcie Thayer of Horseheads; brother, Earl Morris of Appolochicola, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/14/1978
MORRISON –IRENE M. MCILWAIN age 82 of Horseheads, NY and Florida passed away unexpectedly on Sunday November 15, 2015 in Florida. Irene was born May 8, 1933 in Troy, PA the daughter of the late Francis and Bertha Selleck Morrison. Irene married her husband, Donald R. McIlwain on August 20, 1950 and he pre-deceased her on October 31, 2006 after 56 years of marriage. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers, Harry, George and Richard and her sister, Harriett. Irene loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending winters in Florida. She was known for her beautiful crocheting and flowers and was the "Cookie Gramma" to her great grandchildren. Mrs. McIlwain is survived by her children, Connie and Dieter Hammerling of Maitland, Florida, Donald L. & Sheilla McIlwain of Horseheads, NY and Cheryl and Dale Cleveland of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Melissa (Jesse) Ernest , Valerie (Dan) Tobbe, Donnie McIlwain, Brandon McIlwain, Meggin (Ben) Milam, Shannon Cleveland and Krystel (Tim) Welch; great grandchildren, Anna and Emily Tobbe, Ryan and Samantha McIlwain, Kylee and Paige Milam, Daniella, Ethan and Everhett Welch; sister, Irma Page; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 6-8 PM. Mrs. McIlwain's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 PM. Irene will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Donald in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/19/2015
MORRISSEY - GRAY
Elizabeth M. Big Flats Resident Age 81, of Reynolds Drive, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 9, 2005, at the Corning Hospital. She was born February 25, 1924 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late William F. and Mary Elizabeth (Kimble) Morrissey. She is survived by her loving children, Glenn Gray of Elmira, NY, Gary (Pat) Gray of Cayuta, NY, Holly Gray of Big Flats, NY, Terry Gray of Elmira, NY; along with eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Elizabeth retired from the A & P Plant after several years of dedicated service. She enjoyed sewing and loved her grandchildren dearly. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, August 12, 2005, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral Services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Betsey R. Crimmins will officiate. Interment will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to all of Elizabeth's friends at the Big Flats Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box #28, Big Flats, NY 14814.
Jack C. II Age 27 of Elmira, died very unexpectedly, Sunday, January 6, 2002 in Hudson NY. Jack was born August 9, 1974, son of Jack C. and Shirley Whitson Morrow. In addition to his parents he is survived by his son, Cody M. Hefner of Elmira Heights, with his mother, Ange Hefner; maternal grandmother, Marlene E. Whitson of Wellsburg NY; paternal grandparents, Lilah and Raymond Dannelley of Alpine NY; aunts and uncles, Marlene and Butch Drugg of Canastota NY, Kathy and Chris Brand of Elmira, Sherry and Jack Morrison of Big Flats, Susie and Michael Burrell of Elmira, Shelly and Bill VanWagner of Big Flats, Jerry Darrow of Wellsburg, Michael Whitson of Elmira, George and Wendy Whitson of Wellsburg, Judy Ramondi of Virginia, Kathy and Rick Dana of Virginia, Robert and Debbie Dickinson of Florida, Alan Morrow of Florida and Jeffrey and Missy Morrow of Chemung NY along with numerous cousins. Jack was predeceased by his grandfathers, Richard A. Whitson and Peter Morrow, Jr. bf Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. Fred Kelsey officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads NY. Jack enjoyed bowling and basketball and as a youth played Huck Finn baseball. Donations in his memory may be directed to the Cody M. Hefner Education Fund, c/o Marlene Whitson, 2893 South Broadway, Wellsburg NY 14894.
MORSE - FERGUSON
Lillian (Morse) Age 88 of Wygant Rd. and formerly of Normandy Place in Horseheads and New Port Richey, FL died unexpectedly on May 11, 2001 in the Arnot Ogden Medical Ctr. Lillian was predeceased by her husband Wayne G. Ferguson on May 18, 1978. Her surviving family includes her daughters, Barbara (Albert) Allen of Horseheads, NY and Patricia (Gerald) Volpe of Waverly, NY; and grandchildren, Gregg (Kathy) Allen of Elmira, NY, Gary (Karen) Allen of Brooksville, FL, Wayne (Dawn) Volpe of Waverly, NY and Nancy (Mike) LaDue of Waverly, NY; great-grandchildren, Julie and Beth Ann Volpe, Alyssa and Zachary Allen, Shane and Chelsey Allen and Vanessa LaDue; Great great-grandson Michael Alexander Volpeone, 1 cousin and several nieces and nephews. Lillian was a member of the Horseheads First Presbyterian Church She was a Charter Member of the Horseheads Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and a member of Grottoettes. Prior to moving to Florida with her husband she had been employed at the Former Cohens Ladies Apparel and Wrights Hardware in Horseheads and after her return in 1994 she resided at Fairport Terrace Apartments where she was also past president of the Residents Assoc. there. She was also a current Member of the Board of the Horseheads Housing Development Fund Inc. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Monday May 14, 2001 from 2-5:00 p.m. Her funeral Service will take place there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 5:00 p.m. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to the Horseheads Emergency Vol. Inc. 134 North Main St. Horseheads NY 14845
MORTIMER Garth Eugene Mortimer (Lou)
Longtime resident of Big Flats, NY. Loving husband,
father, grandfather, brother, son and friend died March 21, 2012 at Strong
Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY at the age of 70. Garth was predeceased by
his father, Eugene Mortimer, father- in- law, James Bensley, Sr.,
brother-in-law, James Bensley, Jr., son-in- law, Robert Rachinsky, Jr.,and
daughter - in- law, Kelly Valerie Mortimer. He is survived by his wife of 46
years, Ann Bensley Mortimer, his children, Julianne Simmons of Elmira, NY,
Timothy Scott Mortimer of Las Vegas, NV and Melissa Rachinsky of Ridgefield,
CT, his mother, Margaret Mortimer of Mansfield, PA and his sister and brother-
in- law, Barbara and John First of Port Matilda, PA, mother-in-law, Clara
Bensley of Elmira Heights, NY, sister- in- law, Marilynn Bensley of Clifton
Park, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He leaves behind the joys of
his life; his four grandchildren, Devin, Erik and Victoria Simmons and Reed
Rachinsky. Lou was born in S. Williamsport, PA and moved to Mansfield, PA when
he was eleven years old. He graduated from both Mansfield High School and
Mansfield State College where he played basketball on championship teams.
Lou was a respected math and computer science teacher as well as a basketball
coach at Campbell Central School and Horseheads High School for over 34 years.
He had a true talent for gardening and love of the outdoors and spent many
happy times working in the yard or tending to the family cabin in the woods. He
was always active whether it was walking, playing golf, trivia or cards with
his longtime friends. In addition to supporting his children's and
grandchildren's sports, Lou was an avid Boston Red Sox, NY Giants and Boston
Celtics fan. He and Ann enjoyed traveling especially to Cape Cod and had just
returned from a wonderful Caribbean cruise. Lou will be sorely missed by many
friends and family. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan’s
Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, March
24, 2012, from 11AM to 2PM. Lou’s Funeral Service will follow with Rev. Rhonda
Kouterick. Lou will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery immediately
following. Kindly remember Lou through donations to a charity of your
choice. Corning Leader – March 23, 2012
JAMES P. MORTIMER
66, 845 S. Broadway today, Oct. 26, 1951 following an extended illness. Survived by wife, Mary; sisters, Mrs. LaVerne Berry, Mrs. Elmer Andrews, Mrs. Margaret Morrow, Mrs. Florence Rorick and Mary and Frances Mortimer of Elmira; brothers, Walter, John, Omer and Lester Mortimer of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights where friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday and where funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. C. Clayton Comstock. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/26/1951
MOSCTELLO - LEWIS
Angeline A. Age 80 of Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY formerly of 409 W. Franklin St. Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday September 12, 2001. Mrs. Lewis was born on September 16, 1920 in Towanda, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Angelo and Antoinette Basilcato Moscatello. Angeline was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church, an avid Bingo Player and a Yankee Fan at heart. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Guy L. Lewis, on October 2, 1985. Mrs. Lewis is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Kenneth & Pamela Lewis of Elmira Heights, NY, Richard & Rita Lewis of Elmira, NY, and Donald & Deborah Lewis of Horseheads, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Linda & Frank Derr of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Kimberly, Jamie, David, Christopher, Vicky, Jennifer, Jason, Matt, Mike and Brian; 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson; brother and sister-in-law: Charles & Emma Moscatello of Onancock , Virginia; sister: Tina Fleming of Neptune Beach, Florida; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: William Lewis of Ulster, PA, Willard Doyle of Elmira, NY, Rose Lewis of Rome, PA, and Angeline Wilcox of New Albany, PA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. and Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Friday September 14, 2001 from 6-8pm. Private Funeral Services will be held Saturday September 15, 2001 followed by interment at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Mrs. Lewis may do so by making memorial contributions to The American Red Cross Chemung-Schuyler Chapter 462 W. Church St. Elmira, NY 14901-2675 or to The Falck Cancer Center c/o Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14905-9984.
DR. WILLIAM C. MOSEL age 84 of 503 South Main Street, Horseheads, Friday, August 25, 1972 at his home after an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home, Horseheads Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. David R. Snyder officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna (Mrazik) Mosel; daughters, Mrs. Elliott (Dorothy) Blauvelt of Horseheads and Mrs. Hugh (Evelyn) Burlew of Auburn; granddaughters, Miss Gayle Blauvelt of Medellin, Columbia, S.A., Miss Nancy Blauvelt of Horseheads and Miss Michele Burlew of Auburn; grandsons, Elliott R. Blauvelt Jr. with the U.S. Navy in Spain and James Burlew of Auburn; several nieces and nephews. Dr. Mosel was a retired chiropractor and had practiced 48 years after graduation from the Palmer School. He was past president of the local Chiropractic Society. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Horseheads, a member of the Horseheads Rotary Club, a member and Past Master of Horseheads Lodge No. 364, F. & A.M. His affiliation with other Masonic bodies included membership in Southern Tier Council No. 16, Royal Arch Chapter and St. Omer’s Commandery. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/27/1972
MOSES, Michael G. (Gido) Retired Teacher from Horseheads Central School District and World War II Veteran Age 78 of 2231 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY died on Father's Day, Sunday June 18, 2000, at home after a courageous battle with leukemia. Mr. Moses was born September 7, 1921 in Manchester, NY, the son of the late George and Mary Hoffis Moses. Mike was a veteran of World War II serving his country with the US Army Air Corps. Mike married his wife, Catherine Abraham Moses, on July 11, 1948 and they would have celebrated their 52nd Wedding Anniversary on July 11, 2000. He was a graduate of Brockport State College and was a retired teacher with the Horseheads Central School District. Mike was a communicant of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Geneva, NY, a member of Horseheads Elks Lodge # 2297, and a former member of the Horseheads Lions Club. Mike is survived by his wife of 52 years Catherine Abraham Moses; daughter and son-in-law: Michele Ann & Mark Quagliana of Big Flats, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Michael A. & Wendy Moses of Horse- heads, NY; granddaughters: Sarah Moses, Yvonne Moses, Lisa Quagliana, and Maria Quagliana; niece: Phyllis Colburn Watson & Danny Watson of Elmira, NY; grandnephews: Raymond Watson and Philip Watson; brother and sister-in-law: Isaac & Margery Moses of Manchester, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law: Jennie George of Wilkes Barre, PA, Helen & Samuel Bonanno of Rochester, NY, and Catherine & John Tony of Tonawanda, NY; sister-in-law: Rennie Abraham of Syracuse, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Thomas & Suzanne Abraham of Red Creek, NY and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Mr. Moses' Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Genessee and LaFayette St. in Geneva, NY on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 11 AM. The Rev. Daniel Griffith will be the Celebrant. The Celebration of Mike's Life Luncheon will be held following Mass at Club 86, Genessee St., Geneva, NY. Gravesite Committal Services will be conducted in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY, Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 4:30 PM. Those wishing may make memorial donations to St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Genessee St. & LaFayette St. Geneva, NY or to the charity of one's choice in Mr. Moses' memory.
MOSHER David M. Age 42 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday September 8, 2006 very unexpectedly. David was born on January 26, 1964 in Elmira, NY the son of Philip L. Mosher and Donna Ruger Mosher Callahan. David was a graduate of Horseheads High School. He was a Sheet Metal Fabricator with the Sheet Metal Worker's Local #112 in Elmira, NY. He was an avid sports fan who loved the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. He was pre-deceased by his brother: Colin Andrew Mosher. David is survived by his mother and step-father: Donna Ruger Mosher Callahan and Maurice Callahan of Blue Mountain Lake, NY; father and step-mother: Philip L. and Carol Mosher of Warrensburg, NY; sisters: Carrie Mosher of Warrensburg, NY and Amy Mosher of Corning, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Time of Remembrance and Reflections of David's Life on Tuesday September 12, 2006 at 10 AM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember David through memorials to the Down's Syndrome Research Association.
MOSHER - Lewis E. Mosher, 69, of Horseheads, a
practicing attorney-at-law, with offices in Elmira, since 1889, died Thursday,
July 14, 1938, at 11:30 a.m. after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife
and two sons. Mr. Mosher was a Past Master of Horseheads Lodge F & AM; a
Past High Priest of Horseheads Chapter RAM and formerly was a member of the St.
Omer Commandery, Knights Templar; also of the Chemung County Bar Association.
Funeral notice later.
Lewis E. Mosher of Horseheads. The body is in the Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads, and Saturday afternoon will be removed to the family home, where the funeral will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads
MOSHIER Charles R.
Age 85 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday April 25, 2011.
Charles was born in the Town of Ashland, NY on September 21, 1925 the son of
the late Leland and Grace Crandall Moshier. Mr. Moshier was a Veteran of WWII
serving his country with the U.S. Army. Charles married his wife Betty B. Blend
Moshier on July 28, 1957 and they would have celebrated their 54th Wedding
Anniversary on July 28 , 2011. He was retired from Corning Glass Works in
Corning, NY and member of The Flint Glass Workers Union. Charles was a member
of the American Legion Post #442 in Horseheads, NY. Mr. Moshier is survived by
his loving wife of 53 years Betty B. Blend Moshier; daughters and sons-in-law:
Suzanne and David Sandore of Horseheads, NY and Kathy and Michael Morris of
Bath, NY; grandchildren: Nicholas Sandore, Stephanie Sandore, Sean Morris , and
David Morris ; brothers and sister-in-law: Robert and Donna Moshier Sr. of Pine
City, NY and Leland G. Moshier of Englewood, Florida ; 3 nephews, several
cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to
call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street in Horseheads,NY on Wednesday
April 27, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mr. Moshier's Funeral Services will be held
on Thursday April 28, 2011 at 11 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment in Maple
Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may
remember Mr. Moshier through donations to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East
Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to The Arctic League P.O. Box 113 Elmira, NY
14902. Star Gazette – April 26, 2011
MOSS Jeannette L. Moss Bradley Miller
age 98, of Fletcher, N.C., formerly of Athens, Pa., died on Monday, November 22, 2010. Jeannette was born May 2, 1912 in Horseheads, N.Y., the daughter of the late Robert Thomas Moss and Edna Lucas Moss . She was predeceased by her first husband Charles Edwin Bradley on December 14, 1942 and also by her second husband, Mott M. Miller on December 31, 1975. Mrs. Miller was also predeceased by her daughter Lois C. Kellogg on April 23, 1998. Jeannette was also predeceased by her brothers and sisters Spurgeon Moss, Alberta Hamilton, Mildred Fritz, and Llewellyn Moss. She was a long-time member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Elmira, N.Y. Jeannette is survived by her children, Norman & Reba Bradley of Sayre, Pa., Charlene & Hubert Blackburn of Fletcher, N.C., Vaughn & Sheryll Miller of Denton, Texas, and Erma & Paul Olenick of Pinellas Park, Florida; son-in-law Manley Kellogg of Athens, Pa.; brother, the Rev. Robert Benjamin Moss & Judith Moss of Medina, N.Y.; sister Hazel (Mrs. Howard) Baldwin of Elmira, N.Y.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, 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, N.Y., on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 from noon to 2 p.m. Mrs. Miller’s funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, N.Y. Sayre Morning Times - November 27, 2010
MOSS Margery Moss Blodgett
Age 94, of Bradenton, Fl and Penn Yan, NY (formerly of
Horseheads, NY) died October 3, 2011 at the Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls,
NY. She was born in the Town of Chemung on October 24, 1916 the daughter of the
late Sylvester H. and Mabel Andrus Moss. She was a graduate of Horseheads High
School. Most of her life she was a home-maker and avid card player.
"Margie" was known for her impeccably coordinated outfits, from
earrings to shoes and her cheerful holiday jewelry. Marge and her late husband,
Kenneth, retired to Florida in 1973. After that they divided their year between
Florida and Keuka Lake. She was predeceased by her husband, Ken, on February 9,
1993 after 56 years of marriage, and her three sisters (Alice Wedgwood,
Elizabeth Farr, and Edna Brooks). She is survived by her three daughters;
Marilyn (Jack) Mullaney of Horseheads & Penn Yan, NY, Barbara Blodgett of
Bradenton, Fl and Penn Yan, NY, and Peggy (Peter) Krause of Clearwater, Fl.,
grandchildren; Kim (Frank) Savino, Kenneth (Kim) Cundy, Kelly (Mark) Brinthaupt
and seven very special great grandchildren, and 17 nieces and nephews. Flowers
will be provided by the family. Donations in Margery's memory may be made to
Keuka Lake Baptist Church of Crosby, 734 E. Lake Rd, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or a
charity of one's own choice. Margery's family would like to express their
gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff of both Penn Yan Soldiers and
Sailors Hospital and Schuyler Hospital for the love and compassion they
exhibited during Mom's last days. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the
LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Saturday October 8,
2011 from 2 to 3 PM. Margery's Funeral Services will he conducted at the
conclusion of calling hours. Mrs. Blodgett will be laid to rest next to her
husband Ken in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette
– October 6, 2011
MOTT Arlene W. Preston
Age 87 of E. Vargo Rd. in Horseheads died at home after a
courageous fight with cancer on Aug. 14, 2011 with her family by her side. Born
Arlene Winifred Mott on July 20, 1924 in Hinsdale, NY, she was the daughter of
Raymond and Evelyn (Farfield) Mott. She is survived by her husband, Arthur
Preston, with whom she recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. She
is also survived by her daughters and sons, Verena (James) Rattray of
Horseheads, NY, Gerald (Vicki) Preston of Corning, NY, George (Dorothy) Preston
Brooktondale, NY, Judy (Mark) Elston of Horseheads, NY, Richard (Pattie)
Preston also of Horseheads, NY; 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sisters
and brothers, Jeannette Graham of Angelica, NY, Andrew (Gwen) Mott of Silver
Springs, MD, Eugene (Linda) Mott of Pavilion, NY, Shirley (Robert) Elyard of
Alaska; sisters-in-law, Faith Miles of Elmira, NY and Florence Preston of
Horseheads, NY. Arlene was a creative homemaker, a leader in community
activities, and a faithful servant to her church. She was an active in 4-H and
was involved in Home Bureau and Cooperative Extension. Arlene served annually
in the election process being part of the Chemung Co. Election Board and for
several years, she was superintendent of the Domestic Department of the Chemung
County Fair. She also served as a volunteer at Twin Tiers Baptist High School
and was a member of the Breesport Baptist Church. Above all, Arlene was the
central force in creating and raising a family that loved her deeply. Family
and friend are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St.,
Horseheads on Wed. Aug. 17, 2011 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 pm. Her service will
take place in the Breesport Baptist Church, 240 Church St., Breesport, NY on
Thurs Aug. 18, 2011 at 10:00 am with a graveside service to follow in Maple
Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember
Arlene with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd.,
Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – August 15, 2011
MULHERIN Stella E. Shorey
Elmira: Age 85, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, with her
loving family by her side, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility after an
extended illness. Stella was born July 17, 1926, the daughter of Edwin and Eva
(Reese) Mulherin. She is predeceased by her husband Norman, daughter Eva
Drehmer, sister Virginia Shorey, infant brother Daniel and brother Edward.
Stella is survived by her sons, Norman E. Shorey with wife Cynthia of Florida,
and George A. Shorey, with fiancée Bethany Bateman of Elmira; sister Patricia
Gray of Connecticut; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
Stella retired from Schweizer Aircraft with over 25 years of service. She was a
loving wife and mother, and good friend to all who knew her. Friends are
invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on
Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be
held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will be in Maple Grove
Cemetery. Star Gazette – March 22, 2012
MUMMERT Mary Anna Therit
Age 89 formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday September 18, 2010 at The Chemung County Nursing Facility. Mary Anna was born February 9, 1921 in Spring Grove, PA the daughter of the late Henry and Elsie Stambaugh Mummert. She married her husband Raymond M. Therit Sr. who pre-deceased her on January 15, 1984. Mrs. Therit was also pre-deceased by her son Raymond M. Therit Jr. on August 20, 2010 as well as his brothers and sisters Jonah, John, Allen, Sherman, George, Claude, Harry, Paul, Emma, and Nettie. Mrs. Therit is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Geneva & Craig "Skip" Mosher of Horseheads, NY, Deloris & Ray Cass of Horseheads, NY, Rose and Paul Burns of Deland, Florida and Elmira, NY, Theresa Becker of Binghamton, NY, and Judy & Todd Grantier of Louisiana; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law: Edna & Paul Ruth of York, PA; sister-in-law: Ethel Mummert of Spring Grove, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Private Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY with the Rev. Robert Russell officiating. Mrs. Therit will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Raymond in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Therit through memorials to The Residents' Activities Fund at The Chemung County Nursing Facility 103 Washington Street Elmira, NY 14901. Mary's Family would like to thank the entire staff at Chemung County Nursing Facility for their compassionate care given to her during her stay. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 20, 2010
MUNN –MONA B. DERRY, of Elmira Heights died unexpectedly on Friday, June 21, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Monna was born on March 31, 1930 in Bradford, PA, the daughter of Schuyler and Marion Herman Munn. She married Merritt Derry on May 30, 1948 in Niagara Falls, NY, and move to Elmira Heights in 1950. She worked for many years at Westinghouse, Department of Social Services, and as a Real estate Agent. She was a past member of the First Baptist Church of Elmira, Ladies Auxiliary Post 154, Elmira Heights School Board, and the BOCES school board. Monna enjoyed sewing, making crafts, quilting, and spending summers at the family cottage on Waneta Lake. She was also a cake decorator and crafted porcelain dolls from home. Surviving Monna are her husband, Merrit Derry; sons Edwin (Sylvia) Derry of Horseheads, James Derry of Carry, NC, and Thomas Derry (Pamela Rapp) of Peoria, IL; two brothers; six sisters; grandchildren, Shelby, David and Chelsea Derry; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Monna was predeceased by infant son, Dale Kevin, and one brother. Friends are invited to call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights on Monday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to p.m. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Dennis Christiansen officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Monna B. Derry’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, central NY Chapter, 401 N. Salina, Learbury Centre, Syracuse, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
MURDOCK - CORBETT, Gloria A. (Murdock)
Age 79, and formerly of Villa Serene and Scenic Dr. in Horseheads died Dec. 26, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her husband, Harvey in 1998; and her son, David in 1989. Her surviving family included her daughters and son, Kathryn (Chip) Keister of Horseheads, NY, James Corbett of Leola, PA, Linda (Patrick) Maloney of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Kelsey Keister and Kierin Maloney; and special friend, Thomas Kirkpatrick of Elmira, NY. Gloria was an active member of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights and a member of the prayer partners, Wednesday Bible Study, and food bank there. She was a former office Administrator at E.S. & L. in Elmira and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tuesday Dec. 29, 2009 from 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will take place in the Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, on Wed. Dec. 30, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Patrick Holder will officiate. Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Published in Star-Gazette from December 27 to December 28, 2009
MURDOCK William Cameron - William Cameron Murdock, age 80
formerly of 202 Steuben Street Horseheads, NY died
on Wednesday June 30, 2010 at Elcor Nursing Home. Bill was born August 8, 1929 in Horseheads, NY the son of the late Cameron M. and Hazel Louise Preston Murdock. He attended Horseheads High School and later retired as a custodian for The Horseheads Central School District. Bill atttended The Breesport United Methodist Church and St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Horseheads, NY where he was also a custodian for many years. Bill was pre-deceased by his parents and his brothers Alden D. Murdock and Clayton Murdock. He loved his family and friends as well as all animals especially his cat "Susie". Bill is survived by his sister-in-law Jane Wheaton Murdock of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, and cousins including his niece Cynthia Naegely and her children Scott Naegely and Jessica Naegely of Cushing, Maine. Bill is also survived by his many friends from the churches he attended and The Horseheads School District where he worked and special friends Al Miller of Breesport, NY, Bill Statham of Horseheads, NY, and Belva Kittle of Elmira Heights, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday July 6, 2010 from 6-8 PM. Bill's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday July 7, 2010 at 11AM with the Rev. Melanie Cole-Beardslee and the Rev. Robert F. Adkins officiating. Bill will be laid to rest next to his parents and his brother Alden in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. It was Bill's wish that in lieu of flowers he be remembered through memorials to The Horseheads Animal Shelter 150 Wygant Road Horseheads, NY 14845 or The Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA Animal Shelter Route 352 Elmira, NY 14903. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 2, 2010
MURPHY - KURCHEY, Jo Ann (Murphy)
Age 81, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Jo Ann was born in Elmira, NY on June 28, 1926 to the late M. Harold and Sara (Blackwell) Murphy. Jo Ann married her husband, John W. Kurchey on December 31, 1953 and they celebrated their 41st anniversary in 1995. Jo Ann graduated from Dean Junior College in Franklin, MA. She worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Dream House, General Tire, Matt Brewer Oil, Elmira Country Club and Dewittsburg Housing, all in Elmira. Jo Ann was predeceased by her husband, John Kurchey. Survivors include her sister, Jean M. Leyman of Wheaton, IL and Elmira; cousins, William A. Danaher Jr. and M. Joseph Danaher, both of Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 16th, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 8 p.m. with Deacon William Dougherty officiating. Interment will take place Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at 10 a.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/15/2008.
MURPHY Thomas W.
MURPHY Thomas W. Elmira Fire Chief Retired Age 67
of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday May 3, 2011 at home after a brief
illness. Tom was born October 22, 1943 in Binghamton, NY the son of the
late William and Mary Ward Murphy. Tom was pre-deceased by his son Patrick
Murphy. He married his wife Ellen Myers Murphy on November 30, 1979 and
they would have celebrated their 32nd Wedding Anniversary on November 30, 2011.
Tom began his career as a Fireman with The Elmira Fire Department in
Elmira, New York on January 25, 1971 and retired with the rank of Fire Chief on
July 25, 2005 after 34 years of dedicated service. He loved his family and
friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Tom also enjoyed hiking,
kayaking, and range shooting. Tom is survived by his loving and devoted wife
Ellen Myers Murphy; his children: Michael L. Murphy of Elmira, NY, Denise L.
& Steven Kincaid of Pikeville, NC, Clinton M. Murphy of Aiea, Hawaii,
and Elizabeth A. Murphy of New York City, NY; five grandchildren and one great
granddaughter; brothers and sisters-in-law: Philip & Carol Murphy of
Binghamton, NY, Brian & Marlene Murphy of Binghamton, NY, Neil & Carol
Murphy of Algonquin, Illinois, and Tim & Marcia Murphy of Binghamton, NY;
brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Charles & Pam Myers of Little Rock,
Arkansas; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including
his Brotherhood of Firefighters. Relatives and friends are invited to call at
the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday May 8,
2011 from 4-7 PM. Tom’s Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on
Monday May 9, 2011 at 11 AM with Deacon George Welch officiating . Interment in
Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Those wishing may remember Tom through
memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY
14830. Star Gazette – May 6, 2011
MURRAY Michael E. Age 60, of Sand Bank Rd. in Erin, died very unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Mike was born in Waverly, NY, on May 10, 1946, the son of the late Cornelius and Alberta (Turner) Murray. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joyce (Whitesell) Murray; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Jr. and Janice Murray of Millport, NY; grandchildren, Patrick Murray, Kyle (Kristina) Adams and Ashley Adams; sister, Constance (David) Taylor of Syracuse, NY; father-in-law, Glen Whitesell of Erin, NY; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mike was also predeceased by his brother, Thomas Murray; and his mother-in-law, Mary Whitesell. Mike was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. He was a graduate of EFA in Elmira and after graduating enlisted in the Marine Corps and served his country in Vietnam until 1967. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Edward J. Brewer Detachment, VFW Post #6083 in Elmira Heights and also a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, March 9th, 2007, from 4-7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery where Full Military Honors will be accorded. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to Marine Corps League Edward J. Brewer Detachment., P.O. Box 236, Horseheads, NY 14845.
MUSTART - ZIMMER
Edna Mae (Mustart) Age 96, Orlando FL and formerly a long time resident of Millport and proprietor of Zimmer's General died Sept. 28, 2005 in Florida; She was predeceased by her husband, Donald and is survived by several nieces and nephews including Roxanne Starry, Carol Starry, Mary Jo Semler, May Bly, Marge Wert, Linda Anatasi, Kathy Murray and Peggy Seamen. Edna was born July 21, 1909 in Jersey City, NJ to the late James and Ella (Kinsman) Starry. Edna and her late husband Don owned and operated Simmers General sort at the base of Johnson Hollow Rd. in Millport, currently the Town Hall. Family and friend are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home tonight Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, from 6-7:00 p.m. where her service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Interment beside her husband in Maple Grove Cemetery.
MYERS - FERRAIOLI
Nadine Myers Age 90 of Grand Central Ave, Horseheads NY died at home on Sunday January 15, 2006 after a brief illness. She was born in Horseheads on March 7, 1915 the daughter of Adelaide (Mallory) and Walter Myers. Her family has been in the area for many generations first settling from Connecticut in 1815. She graduated from Horseheads High School in 1933 and the University of Buffalo School of Nursing in 1937. It was there she met Dr. Joseph Ferraioli who was attending Dental school and they were married in 1940. She was preceded in death by Dr. Ferraioli who died in 1986 and a brother, George Stanley Myers. She is survived by her two daughters and a son in law, Sue Doran of New Germany, Nova Scotia, and Jane and Bill Brooks of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania and four grandchildren, Lucas Doran of New Germany, Nova Scotia, Amelia Doran of Montreal, Que., Nick Brooks and Jon Brooks of Burlington, Vermont and a cousin Richard Myers of Horseheads. Both Dr. and Mrs. Ferraioli have left a legacy of dedication and service to their community. Nadine has been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads for her entire life. She was a choir member for 40 years, a Sunday school teacher, church historian, President of the Methodist Women, President of the Council of Church Women in Chemung County and a board member of Bethany Village. She has a deep appreciation and love of local history. She was President of the Horseheads Historical Society and Museum Zim House for many years. She was appointed Town of Horseheads Historian by the State of NY in 1990. She also served as historian for the Village. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. For many years she wrote a column in the Chemung Valley Reporter called Bygone Days. Nadine served as a Town of Horseheads Councilman being appointed to fill Dr. Ferraioli's position following his death. She served in many other organizations. She was a scout leader, a PAL volunteer helping with both child and adult literacy and a founder and volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Her service has been recognized by a number of organizations. The Chemung County Council of Women most recently named her Woman of Achievement in March, 2005. She was previously named "Woman of the 20th Century" by the United Methodist Women of Horseheads and was a recipient of the DeWitt Clinton Award for service from the Masons. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 11AM on Saturday, January 21st at the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads to be followed by a reception in the fellowship hall. The family will provide flowers. Memorial Donations may be made in memory of Nadine to the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, 1034 West Broad Street, or the Horseheads Historical Society, 312 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
MYERS Betty Jane TOWNLEY
Age 84 of Horseheads and formerly of Millport, died on
May 28, 2012 in Thornton, CO while visiting her daughter. Betty was born in
Montour Falls to Charles and Emma Jean (Lund) Myers. She was predeceased by her
husband, Richard Townley, in 2003. She is survived by her daughter and
son-in-law, Peggy-Jo (Mike) Banks of Thornton, CO; grandchildren, Adam Banks of
Thornton, CO, Michael (Debbie) of Gillett, PA, Donald (Jennifer) Banks of
Branson, MO, Richard Banks of Thornton, CO; sister, Ruth Welch of FL; several
nieces, nephews, including special nieces, Carol (Sonny) Hulslander and Patty
(Skip) Ward; and many close and caring friends including, Rita Acker of
Horseheads. Betty was also predeceased by her sisters, Ada Hill, Louise
Hemenway, Julia Lewis, Virginia Miller; brothers, Herbert, Charles
"Buster" Myers. Betty was an avid bowler and member of the over
"55" club. She was also a member of Full Gospel Church of Catlin
Center and loved taking part the Christmas Stocking sewing project. Family and
friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St.,
Horseheads on Mon., June 4, 2012 from 4-6:00 p.m. Her service will follow at
6:00 p.m. Burial service will take place Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in Maple
Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may also remember Betty with memorials to Full
Gospel Church of Catlin Center, 2014 Chambers Road, Beavers Dam, NY
14812. Star Gazette – June 2, 2012
MYERS Richard Myers
Mayor of Horseheads (1963-1965), a Southern Tier
businessman and award-winning Finger Lakes area artist, was a man for all
seasons and always quick with a joke. To say he lived a full-life is an
understatement. Richard was born June 12, 1916 in Horseheads to, William and
Lulu Myers, the middle of three children. He attended Horseheads High School
where he was captain of a championship basketball team, and then the Art
Institute of Chicago. Upon graduation from AIC, he set out west to "teach
Walt Disney how to draw". Unfortunately, Disney was not ready for Richard,
and so he returned to the Midwest and found commercial design work, first in
Detroit and then in South Bend, IN with Studebaker Automotive. He married his
high school sweetheart, Marian Bazzett in Indiana in 1939. He spoke fondly of
this time with Marian. They loved attending the crisp, fall Notre Dame football
games. During WWII, Richard served as head of the art department at the newly
constructed Pentagon. His team rendered enemy weaponry for training visualization
and rendered U.S. military concepts. After the war he and Marian returned to
Horseheads where Richard, his brother and brother-in-law took over Myers
Automotive, the family business. Marian and Richard bought a house on Watkins
Road where they raised their two sons: Garrett R. Myers and Jay Braden Myers.
Richard was an avid golfer and active member of the Elmira Country Club for
over three decades. In 1985, he retired and began painting voraciously,
establishing himself as a notable landscape artist, primarily of the Finger
Lakes. Richard's work has been featured in Central NY exhibits and galleries.
His award-winning canvases hang in many homes and regional public buildings.
Throughout his long life, Richard loved music, gardening, art, a cool beer and
good company. He is survived by his son, Garrett R. Myers of Grosse Pointe,
Michigan; his four grandchildren Jeffrey, Andrew, Katherine and Nicholas Myers;
and four great grandchildren. A burial service will be held at Maple Grove
Cemetery in Horseheads, Friday, March 16th at 1:30. A Celebration of Life
service will follow at Appleridge Senior Home from 2:30 - 4PM. The family
welcomes all friends and associates and asks that any gifts be directed to Arts
In Education, Arts Council of Southern Finger Lakes, 32 West Market St.
Corning, 14830. Elmira Star Gazette – March 14, 2012
WILLIAM W. MYERS SR., 71 of 304 W. Mill St.,
Horseheads early this morning, Nov. 5, 1956, following an extended illness. He
was president of the Horseheads Savings & Loan Association and a member of
the Horseheads Methodist Church for over 60 years. Survived by wife, Mrs.
Lula H. Weller Myers; daughter, Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Schoenhofen; sons, William
W. Jr. and Richard W. Myers and seven grandchildren, all of Horseheads.
The body is at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads and Tuesday morning will be
removed to the family home where friends may call from 12 noon Tuesday to 12
noon Wednesday. Private funeral there Wednesday afternoon, the Rev.
Augustus N. Peckham. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira